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Posted On February 19, 2017By BryanIn Latest News, Software

TONE2 Trance & EDM soundset for Icarus

Icarus is an incredibly powerful synth that is like no other. Now Tone2 has released the Trance and EDM soundset for Icarus. Huge supersaws, earth shattering bass and epic melodies. This set takes advantage of Icarus’ powerful oscillator section and wavetable capabilities to deliver high powered sounds, which can act as the driving force in your productions. Whether you’re looking for soaring leads, fresh synths, inspiring arps, vocal cuts, booming bass, crisp plucks or intense effects – it’s all here!.   Highlights 210 sounds created by professional sound designers UtilizingRead More

Posted On February 18, 2017By BryanIn Latest News, Software

UVI UVS-3200

The Korg PS-3200 is a classic  synth. UVI have released their new virtual instrument based on this great synth. Paris, February 16th, 2017 – UVI releases UVS-3200, a new library featuring sounds from the rare Korg PS-3200, a semi-modular 48-voice polyphonic analog synth manufactured in limited numbers during the late ‘70s. The PS-3200 featured a remarkable architecture for the time, providing 2 VCOs each with its own VCF and LFO per-voice across 48 voices with preset recall. Capable of everything from meaty analog bass lines and acid leads to richRead More

Posted On February 18, 2017By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News, Reviews

Review: Warm Audio WA-2A

Warm Audio has returned with another rendition of one of the most used compressors in the history of recording. The WA-2A, as the name gives away is a true-to-life version of the LA-2A, a tube leveling amplifier that has showed up on countless recordings. Known for its use in smoothing out vocals, solidifying bass, and bringing life to pretty much anything that can be recorded, the LA-2A is a perfect tool for the home studio and major league recording company alike. The problem being with the former is the priceRead More
Kontakt Player virtual instruments are the standard now and this one would fit perfectly in Ron Burgundy’s band. Straight Ahead Jazz Horns is Impact Soundworks latest VI. FULTON, MD, USA: audio software creator Impact Soundworks is proud to announce availability of STRAIGHT AHEAD! JAZZ HORNS — a newly revised virtual instrument library featuring over 75,000 samples created in collaboration with jazz sampled instrument specialist Straight Ahead Samples, served up as 13 solo brass and sax instruments ideal for jazz, funk, pop, R&B, and much more besides for Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT PLAYER platform — as of FebruaryRead More
Maschine is a must have for anyone sampling or creating loops. The sequencer software has more updates in version 2.6 NATIVE INSTRUMENTS Releases MASCHINE Software Update Free software update packed with new features to spark musicians’ creativity and spontaneity February 14, 2017, Berlin – Native Instruments today released a feature- packed new software update for their acclaimed MASCHINE family of music- making tools. The MASCHINE 2.6 update, free to all registered owners of MASCHINE 2 software, brings several innovative features to MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE  MK1 and 2, and MASCHINE MIKRORead More

Posted On February 16, 2017By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Warm Audio WA-87 Condenser Microphone

  Our good friends at Warm Audio have ventured into new territory. The WA-87 is their own rendition of the Neumann U87, one of the workhorses in the industry. Instead of costing you an arm and a leg, this $599.00 microphone claims to be every bit of the classic as its predecessors. Hopefully we will get our hands on one soon. The classic ‘87 is arguably the most widely-used large diaphragm condenser microphone in pop recording history.  Rather than base our WA-87 circuit on current incarnations of this mic, we decided to closely follow the early circuit designs that date back nearly half a century.  As is true with many classic microphones, engineers who have worked with different versions of these microphones oftenRead More

Posted On February 16, 2017By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Warm Audio WA-412

The WA-12 is a mainstay at Everything Recording HQ (review of MkI HERE and HERE). Why own one when you can own 4 in a 1u rack? The WA-412 provides 4 channels of classic American console preamps in a sleek 1RU design. This style of preamp is often referred to as “the sound of Rock n’ Roll” for its BIG punchy low end and smooth open top end. The price/performance ratio of the WA-412 is almost unfathomable to the experienced studio engineer who has possibly paid much more for preamps of this style during their career. Featuring fully discrete socketed 6-pin opampsRead More

Posted On February 15, 2017By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter Zi Vari Z

  The original Cloudlifter is indispensable especially when using the infamous Shure SM7 on vocals. Ribbon mics and dynamics need that extra boost of clean gain to bring out the best quality possible. Now the Cloudlifter Zi features more settings catered to both dynamic and ribbon mics as well as instruments. Different choices of impedance combines with high pass filtering place the tone of your instruments back in your hands and not the snot nosed, stoned sound engineer. Cloud Microphones brings their popular Cloudlifter® Mic Activator® technology to guitar players, bassRead More

Posted On February 15, 2017By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Placid Audio Resonator A and B

A wise man once said “Anyone can use plugins for effects. Set yourself apart by using other means.” Placid Audio make these “other means” with their creative sounding microphones. They have released their new Resonator A and Resonator B microphones. Personally I like the B… and not just because that’s the first letter of my name. We are excited to announce our Resonator Series mics are now officially available! Listen to sound samples of both Resonator Variants: Resonator B Resonator A Although the Resonator can be used live or inRead More

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

Touch Innovations Kontrol Master

Touch Innovations is a relatively new name to the scene, but as soon as I saw this interface, I loved the look. It takes me right back to endless days in the arcade. These buttons do more than just throw a punch or fire a laser. Plus the name harkens to Mortal Kombat! Kontrol Master has the brains to match the beauty too. I may have to give one of these a try. Kontrol Master provides a revolutionary and unique experience, effectively and effortlessly integrating its user’s second hand into theRead More