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Posted On October 28, 2017By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Mackie Releases New Big Knob Series

The Mackie Big Knob is the perfect centerpiece to a studio. Now there are three different versions to choose from: the Big Knob Passive, which is just a monitor controller / USB playback device; the Big Knob Studio which features Mackie Onyx Preamps, 3 sources and 2 monitor pairs, a 2 in 2 out interface with talkback, and Big Knob Studio+ that has everything the Studio has plus a 2 in 4 out interface with expanded talkback. Woodinville, WA – October 2017…  The next generation of Mackie’s highly acclaimed Big Knob monitor controllersRead More
Kemper has really upped their game in the last few months, first by offering a free Michael Britt Rig Pack and now a Modern Metal Rig Pack by Lars Luettge. This one features all of the greats used for high gain mayhem. Kemper GmbH released a modern metal Rig Pack by Lars Lüttge for the Kemper Profiler. This new free Rig Pack for all owners of the acclaimed Kemper Profiler features 50 profiles of the most sought-after guitar amps for metal and rock. All the amps were profiled utilizing theRead More
Just like with studio hardware, analog has a different flavor than digital. This can be just the thing needed to stand out from the crowd. Why not preorder the Fusebox Monosynth? KINGSWINFORD, UK: with the first batch having effectively sold out in advance, British boutique electronic instruments innovator Analogue Solutions is proud to announce that it is accepting second batch preorders for Fusebox — an aptly-named, three-VCO (Voltage-Controlled Oscillator) true analogue monophonic synthesizer that favourably fuses the company’s characterful vintage sound with an advanced choice of modulation and melodic possibilities (in a beautifully-built box)… beforeRead More
Eventide has really stepped up their game in all formats. Lately they have been releasing a slew of plugins partnering with great developers and now they are expanding to the Eurorack module. LITTLE FERRY, NJ, USA: recording technology trailblazer Eventide is proud to release the EuroDDL — entering the ever-expanding Eurorack modular market with a 16HP digital delay (DDL) module made to sound less digital than the average delay while enabling external control of every feature and function — at AES New York 2017, October 18-20, Jacob J. Javits Convention Center, USA… With the EuroDDL, Eventide’s oldRead More

Posted On October 21, 2017By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

IK Multimedia Releases iRig Pre HD

IK Multimedia was one of the first in plugins and the first in mobile recording. They understood that smartphones and tablets are the next medium for recording. The iRig pre was one of the firsts and now it’s available worldwide. October 19, 2017 – IK Multimedia is proud to announce that iRig Pre HD is now available worldwide. The new iRig Pre HD is a high-definition, ultra-compact digital interface for microphones with an onboard Class A studio-quality preamplifier designed to deliver top notch audio performance with iPhone®, iPad®, Mac® and PC. It offersRead More
Conversion has been a part of Dangerous Music’s products since their advent, but up until now, they haven’t featured a dedicated unit. Convert-AD+ has arrived. New York, NY – AES – October 18, 2017 – At the New York AES show, Dangerous Music today premiered the CONVERT-AD+ A to D converter. Building on their legacy of award-winning monitoring and mastering D to A converters, the CONVERT-AD+ is the culmination of the company’s technical advances over the past 15 years, as always, addressing both the sonic demands, practical needs of professional audio engineers and to put the soul backRead More
Want a vintage 8 channel preamp interface complete with vintage mics and processing? Sounds too good to be true right? Well Antelope Audio have announced the Discrete 4 and 8 series USB and Thunderbolt interfaces that can be bundled with their new modeling mics, giving you the possibility to track with classic mics and channel strips from BAE, Gyraf Audio, and many more. SANTA MONICA, CA, USA: high-end professional audio equipment manufacturer Antelope Audio is proud to announce (upcoming) availability of its DISCRETE 8 ThunderboltTM & USB Interface with 8 Discrete Mic Preamps plus accompanyingEDGE and VERGE modellingRead More

Posted On October 17, 2017By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

McDSP and Focusrite Announce New Bundle

Focusrite and McDSP have teamed up to give buyers of the Red line of Focusrite interfaces more incentive to buy. Users will receive a whole year of  McDSP’s All Access HD Plugin Pack Focusrite, international leader in audio interface design, and Emmy® Award-winning plug-in developer McDSP have partnered to deliver an unprecedented interface and plug-in bundle. All registered customers of a Focusrite Red 4Pre, Red 8Pre or Red 16Line Thunderbolt™ and Pro Tools | HD™ audio interface will receive a free 12-month subscription to McDSP’s All Access HD plug-in pack,Read More

Posted On October 14, 2017By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Presonus Quantum 2

Presonus have upgraded their answer to the UAD Apollos of this world and have released the Quantum 2 Thunderbolt interface. For such a small package, it packs a massive punch. Baton Rouge, Louisiana—October 2017…Following up on the success of its top-of-the-line Quantum audio/MIDI interface, PreSonus has expanded the series with the release of the new Quantum 2. Slightly smaller than the original Quantum, the 22×24-channel Quantum 2 shares its larger sibling’s status as PreSonus®’ fastest and best-sounding audio/MIDI interface, taking advantage of the high-speed Thunderbolt™ 2 bus and a no-frills, direct-to-DAWRead More

Posted On October 13, 2017By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Eventide H9000

Since I was a teenager, watching the likes of Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Eric Johnson, The Eventide H3000 was a huge part of the soaring solos and great effects used in their signal chain. I always wanted one but never had the cash to own it. I still don’t really have the cash but I still have a huge spot in my heart for the Eventide units. Now the H9000 will be exhibited in AES this October. LITTLE FERRY, NJ, USA: recording technology trailblazer Eventide is proud to be exhibiting the H9000 — anRead More