PreSonus has announced Capture 2.0, a major upgrade to its audio-recording software for Mac and Windows.
Capture is bundled with all PreSonus StudioLive-series digital recording and performance mixers and is preconfigured for instant use. Version 2 streamlines workflow and adds new safety features.
At the 2013 NAMM Show, Behringer has introduced the iX16 Digital Mixer for iPad.
It features 16 digitally-programmable mic pres that can be controlled remotely using an iPad, scene recall, MIDI control of external hardware & a built-in effects rack.
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RØDE has announced the iXY, a stereo microphone for iPhone and iPad with 30-pin connector. It’s designed to allow high quality recording at sampling rates up to 24-bit/96kHz.
The mic is intended for recording live music, meetings, lectures, reporting, dictation and sound design, and also is ideal for use on-camera as a dual-system recorder for DSLR.
IK Multimedia has announced iRig Recorder for the Android operating system.
iRig Recorder is a simple to use audio recording app that can start recording immediately when it is launched making it a perfect “on the spot” field recorder. Users simply launch the app and hit the record button, or can also configure the app to start recording audio immediately upon launch.
The app automatically groups recordings by date, tags them with geographic location information, and saves the original file as a backup. Recording time is limited only by the available memory on the device.
iRig Recorder also provides a waveform editor, which allows for selecting, cutting, and cropping of the audio content. Automatic onboard audio processing options can optimize recording levels and tone, remove background noise and more. The app can also speed up or slow down a recording without changing the timbre. Continue reading
IK Multimedia is now shipping its $39.99 mic interface for iOS devices, iRig Pre.
- 40 cm (15.75″) TRRS cable to connect
- to any iOS device headset jack
- XLR input connector for microphones
- Gain control
- +48 V phantom power
- Headphone output
- On/Off switch
- Power/Phantom Power provided by 9V battery
- Battery life is approximately 30 hours with dynamic microphones and 10 hours with phantom powered condenser studio microphones
- Compatible with iPhone/iPod touch/iPad.
In this video tutorial, Mad Zach demonstrates how you can sample the Internet, using Audio Hijack, and turn it into an Ableton Live Drum Rack.
Sampling audio introduces new copyright issues into both your work and live performances – so stick to sampling your own sounds or be informed.
iZotope has released Alloy 2, a mixing suite that features six tools in one plug-in.
Here’s what’s new in iZotope Alloy 2:
Alloy 2’s sonic enhancements include a redesigned Exciter module, a revamped multiband Transient Shaper, a host of new EQ filters, including Treble and Bass Baxandall filters, and more. Alloy 2 users will also click less to achieve more thanks to both a fully overhauled user interface, enlarged to make more controls accessible, and a new Overview panel that dynamically adjusts to show only the most relevant settings of the modules in play.
With low CPU usage and zero latency operation, Alloy 2 can be used again and again across a wide range of tracks and buses, making it a perfect mixing complement to iZotope’s flagship mastering suites, Ozone 5 and Ozone 5 Advanced. To this end, Alloy 2 also features an internal Meter Tap, which provides immediate visual feedback from Alloy 2’s tracks and buses in the Ozone5 Advanced Meter Bridge.
Gear maker Line 6 announced this week that their StageScape M20d, described as “the world’s first smart mixing system for live sound,” is now available.
The StageScape dispenses with the columns of faders and knobs of traditional mixers and replaces them with a touchscreen visual mixing environment. The StageScape M20d allows multi-channel recording and can also be remotely controlled via one or more iPads.
The StageScape M20d is available now with an MSRP of $2799. Full specs below.