DP 9 Gets New Plug-Ins, Improved Performance

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At the 2016 Winter NAMM Show, MOTU was demonstrating updates to Digital Performer 9 that they say make its faster and more efficient and also introduce new plug-ins.

“The next few updates of Digital Performer are all about squeezing every last CPU-cycle and sample buffer out of today’s incredibly fast computers,” says MOTU’s Jim Cooper. “DP users will enjoy state-of-the-art CPU efficiency and low-latency performance, regardless of the Mac or PC system they use, making the flexibility of a host-based workflow increasingly more powerful and compelling.”

Here’s what they have to say about DP 9.02: Continue reading

IK Multimedia Intros Mic Room, Turns Your SM-58 Into A Neumann U67

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Can’t afford a vintage Neumann U67 microphone?

IK Multimedia has introduced Mic Room – a microphone-modeling app that lets you ‘re-mic’ recordings, giving you a virtual mic collection. 

They’ve modeled the frequency response and characteristics of a variety of microphones, letting you record with an $100 Shure SM-58 mic and, according to IK, turn it into a recording that sounds like it was recorded with a rare, expensive mic.  Continue reading

Hearken Gives Your Mac Instant Audio Recording

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Boxed Ear has introdued Hearken, a new kind of audio recording software for Mac with a focus on ‘fast, simple, elegant recording’.

Hearken can record from any number of audio inputs simultaneously, at the touch of a button using the power of Hotkeys. It’s a lightweight application that lives in the status bar and is always ready to record, turning your Mac into a one-push instant audio recording solution.

Here’s the official audio intro: Continue reading

Wooji Juice Releases Ferrite Recording Studio For iOS

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Wooji Juice has released Ferrite, recording app for iOS that they say combines the ease of use of a ‘voice memo’ audio recorder and the power of a multi-track editing studio.

The app was designed primarily for professional voice production use.

Here’s a video overview: Continue reading

TASCAM Intros DA-6400 64-Track Audio Recorder

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TASCAM has introduced the DA-6400 – a new 64-track recorder that records to an internal SSD drive caddy for live and event recording.

The DA-6400 records 64 tracks at 48kHz/24-bit or 32 tracks at 96kHz/24-bit.

Included with the DA-6400 is an AK-CC25 hot-swappable caddy containing a high-performance 240GB TASCAM solid-state drive. The caddy includes a USB 3 jack for stand-alone use – simply hand the drive to the client to offload the BWAV files into their DAW session. Continue reading

Griffin Technology Booth Tour At The 2015 Summer NAMM Show

At the 2015 Summer NAMM Show, Griffin Technology gave us a booth tour an an update on their new products for musicians and music studios, which they were featuring in their vintage VW booth. Continue reading