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Paul Lau

KORG nanoKONTROL Studio

May 3rd, 2016

 

The perfect size for intuitively controlling your music. A physical MIDI controller that you can use via USB or wirelessly.

The nanoKONTROL Studio provides transport keys and a mixer section, giving you stress-free control of your DAW or DJ software. It is battery operated and can connect wirelessly with your iPhone/iPad or Mac/Windows. It’s a light-weight, compact mobile MIDI controller that lets you create music more intuitively than ever.

KORG nano

http://www.korg.com/us/products/controllers/nanokontrol_studio/

Roland A-01 Controller+Generator

March 18th, 2016

POWERFUL POCKET MODULE WITH MIDI/ANALOG CONNECTIVITY AND SOUND ENGINE

 

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A-01

 

A controller is a vital part of any music production setup, but choosing the right one can be a dilemma. You want a unit with the flexibility to drive all your MIDI and CV/GATE-equipped analog gear. You need to connect to the huge range of music-making apps for tablets and smartphones. And as a modern musician moving from gig to gig, you need to be able to work on projects whenever inspiration strikes. The Roland A-01 ticks all of your boxes—whether you want to warm up backstage, control every element of an elaborate home studio setup, or create original music from scratch, this flexible controller and sound generator is your one-stop solution.

  • Ultra-compact controller and sound generator
  • Highly portable for mobile music making
  • High-quality construction with metal front panel
  • Dual assignable ribbon controls for pitch bend, modulation, sound preview, CC, and more
  • MIDI over Bluetooth®
  • CV/GATE outputs for legacy analog/modular synthesizers
  • Battery-operated (4 x AA) or USB bus-powered
  • 192×40 graphic LCD screen
  • Built-in 0.5 W mini-speaker for real-time sounds
  • Compatible with optional Roland K-25m mini-keyboard
  • Bundled package with K-25m keyboard dock (A-01K) is also available

http://www.rolandus.com/products/a-01/

KORG iDS-10 for iPhone – Beat Making

March 18th, 2016

Yo Yo  Just Click on the YouTube Link…this is awesome simple FUN FUN FUN!

 

 

The analog synthesizer provides carefully selected parameters, making it easy to enjoy sound design. The unique patching function also lets you create sound in even deeper ways. Since all parameters can be automated, you have a wide range of song-production possibilities. Each synthesizer provides five types of effect with an oscilloscope that helps you see the sound. This cutting-edge synth engine takes full advantage of the iOS device’s CPU to generate astonishing sound, and will heighten your enjoyment using the KORG DS-10. – See more at: http://www.korg.com/us/products/software/korg_ids_10/#sthash.tJbSm4le.dpuf

The voice synthesizer is one of the popular features of the KORG iDS-10. Based on a vocoder, its engine makes it easy to generate voices. It also supports input via a microphone which can be used as a conventional vocoder. The parameters are optimized for creating such voices, so you’ll be able to enjoy sound design with a different character than an analog synthesizer, further widening the possibilities for your music. – See more at: http://www.korg.com/us/products/software/korg_ids_10/#sthash.EFxbCVZn.dpuf

Drums are now more important than ever, and the iDS-10 provides an analog drum machine that’s carefully tuned for easy creation of powerful sounds. With total control over six drum sounds (kick, snare, hihat1 / ihat2, tom, and percussion), you can create awesome tracks with high impact. – See more at: http://www.korg.com/us/products/software/korg_ids_10/#sthash.EFxbCVZn.dpuf

The smart keyboard lets you specify a scale so that you can step-record without worrying about “wrong” notes. And of course there’s also KAOSS mode, where you can produce a limitless range of great-sounding phrases, with just a touch of the keyboard. The scale setting is also applied to the sequencer’s note display, so you can enjoy producing songs whether or not you have any musical knowledge or experience. – See more at: http://www.korg.com/us/products/software/korg_ids_10/#sthash.EFxbCVZn.dpuf

The pattern play capability of the KORG DS-10 has further evolved, generating amazing user performances. You can seamlessly play 32 patterns, and also manipulate track mute and solo settings in real time. It’s guaranteed to result in the kind of protean acts that are notable in modern day DJ performances. – See more at: http://www.korg.com/us/products/software/korg_ids_10/#sthash.EFxbCVZn.dpuf

There’s a function that allows the transfer of song data via email, making it easy to exchange songs with your friends. – See more at: http://www.korg.com/us/products/software/korg_ids_10/#sthash.EFxbCVZn.dpuf

 

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And then there’s the enigmatic mystery bingo; as you continue enjoying the KORG iDS-10, the full picture will become clearer … – See more at: http://www.korg.com/us/products/software/korg_ids_10/#sthash.EFxbCVZn.dpuf

NAMM2016 – TOP 10 Popular New Products

March 17th, 2016

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1. Mackie launches DC16 control surface

DC16 is designed to add ‘unmatched speed, visibility and customisation’ to the firm’s DL32R digital mixer.

2. Radial releases Dante-enabled DI box

New 500 series preamp (pictured), modular press box and Cat-5 audio snake also revealed in Anaheim.

3. Digico introduces Stealth Core2 upgrade

Update releases additional processing from the core of every SD desk and can be fitted to all existing surfaces.

4. Waves debuts new virtual mix room plug-in

Nx “unmasks” headphone sound, allowing the user to hear everything as they would through speakers.

5. Audio-Technica launches array of new mics

Additions to company’s product offering include the AE2300 and ATM230 instrument microphones, as well as new IEM headphones.

6. TEC Awards winners revealed

Not a product launch, obviously, but here’s another chance to check out yesterday’s round-up of the 2016 Technical and Creative Achievement honours announced during the show.

7. Telefunken debuts two new drum mic packs

Company will introduce its DC6 and DC7 sets at the show, which both feature award-winning mics along with FET amplifiers and mounts.

8. Focusrite unveils RedNet A16R interface

Dante-based audio-over-IP interface provides 16 channels of network connected analogue I/O.

9. AKG announces new line of headphones

Features of new K52, K72 and K92 include large 40mm drivers, offering high sensitivity for greater output.

10. Tascam showcases SD-20M recorder

Four-channel solid-state device with dual microphone preamps revealed at this year’s show.

ROLAND JUNO-DS88

September 15th, 2015

SIMPLY CREATIVE

Roland’s JUNO synths are known everywhere for their great sound, ease of use, and exceptional value. The JUNO-DS88 takes the iconic series to a new level of performance, adding many powerful enhancements while still keeping operation streamlined and simple. Equipped with 88 weighted-action keys for a premium feel, the versatile, intuitive JUNO-DS88 puts you in creative command, making it easy to produce exceptional music everywhere you play.

  • Gig-ready instrument with pro sounds, enhanced performance features, and battery-powered operation
  • 88-note Ivory Feel-G Keyboard provides weighted-action feel in a lightweight design that’s easy to transport
  • Includes all the sounds from the popular JUNO-Di, plus newly updated acoustic and electric pianos, additional organs, and other stage essentials
  • Wave expansion slot enables users to download new sound waveforms, available for free at Roland’s Axial website
  • Sample import function for playing user WAV files on the JUNO-DS88’s keyboard
  • Easy sound manipulation and editing with hands-on knobs and sliders
  • Eight Phrase Pads for triggering samples and audio songs stored on USB memory
  • Mic input and dedicated Reverb, Vocoder, and Auto Pitch effects for impressive vocal performances
  • Intuitive eight-track pattern sequencer with non-stop recording for quickly developing song ideas
  • USB audio/MIDI and DAW Control mode

 

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JUNO88

 

 

iAudioGate – High Resolution Music Player By KORG INC.

August 18th, 2015
Enjoy audiophile fidelity from your iPhone.
Nearly a decade of AudioGate innovation has led KORG to create the finest high -resolution music player:
iAudioGate.
iAudioGate
 KORG was among the first to embrace the potential of high-resolution DSD audio for recording, for archiving, and for pure listening enjoyment. From rack-style studio recorders to portable solutions and hand-held devices—as well as USB DAC and player/converter software—KORG has led the charge to create a generation of DSD hardware and software products to satisfy audio lovers everywhere. Launched in 2006, the AudioGate PC music player quickly became a blockbuster success. AudioGate combined versatility and fidelity with a user-friendly interface, taking the power of DSD out of the hands of the audio elite and making it available to a diverse world of enthusiastic listeners. Today, AudioGate commands an overwhelming share of the DSD player market.

KORG, awarded Best of App 2014 (Japan) by Apple, is proud to announce that iAudioGate, the groundbreaking high-resolution music player, is now available for iPhone. iAudioGate has been fully loaded with the AudioGate player engine and customized to perform as an iPhone app. Aside from the immaculate sound quality, the iAudioGate application incorporates the best features of an iPhone app, such as a stylish interface and a simple-to-use graphic equalizer.Create, capture, and experience the supremacy of sound made possible by KORG. For KORG, the ultimate achievement is the faithful reproduction of sound as it was intended by musicians and engineers—and for the delight of the listeners who savor it. Experience the ultimate sound that until now was unavailable from a mobile system.

Premium-resolution sound player engine Performance is equal to AudioGate, the standard DSD player-converter software

Plays nearly all file types—including high-resolution audio, DSD, FLAC, MP3, etc.

Physically-controllable high-definition graphic equalizer

Intuitive and stylish interface makes us of the excellent iPhone/iPad design features

Upsampling feature provides enhanced audio reproduction of your favorite tunes

Enables wireless smart-forwarding of tunes from Mac / Win (via AirDrop, iCloud Drive, Dropbox etc.)

Flexible remote control via the Apple Watch app

 

Roland JD-XA Synthesizer

June 7th, 2015

The JD-XA is a unique crossover synth that brings together analog warmth and digital versatility in one super-creative, no- compromise instrument. First, there’s a four-part, all-analog monster with true analog filters and a direct dry output. Next up is a four-part digital engine powered by Roland’s SuperNATURAL synth technology, plus an impressive selection of potent effects. The JD-XA’s engines can be used independently or interactively, providing an incredibly flexible platform for sound design, studio work, and live performance. Use the analog and digital parts side by side, stack them up for total sonic devastation, or shape digital waveforms via the analog filters to create sounds never heard before. With the JD-XA, you can forget about analog or digital—just close your eyes, imagine how the future sounds, and start creating music.

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JDXA

 

 

MixCraft Studio Pro 7 Acoustica Inc.

March 17th, 2015

Mixcraft 7 is a powerful music production and multi-track recording workstation with thousands of music loops and dozens of audio effects and virtual instruments. Record audio, arrange loops, remix tracks, score and edit video, and mix and master tracks to create polished, professional compositions. Take to the stage with automatically synced, non-stop audio and MIDI clip grooves using the amazingly flexible new Performance Panel, the perfect partner for live performances. Turn your computer into a fully-stocked professional music production center, live or in the studio!

Stunning Synths

Mixcraft Pro Studio 7 adds painstakingly modeled virtual analog and digital professional synthesizers. Memorymoon is a spot-on recreation of the Moog Memorymoog’s crushing analog fatness. ME80 Version 2 is a killer model of the classic Yamaha CS80 synthesizer, now with a gorgeous new user interface and a whole new sound engine. Glass Viper takes its inspiration from classic 80s and 90s digital synths and offers unique waveform shaping for a deep and natural sense of movement.

Peerless Piano

Pianissimo is an incredibly playable and realistic virtual piano. Combining 250 MB of high quality Steinway™ Model D piano samples with advanced physical modeling, Pianissimo recreates the warmth, response, and playability of a real grand piano. With modeled sympathetic resonance, incidental mechanical hammer sounds, remarkable tonal control and velocity response, 256 voices of polyphony, and incredibly low CPU usage, Pianissimo Virtual Piano lends an air of class and realism to any project.

Superior Mastering Tools

Your tracks will reach a new level of audio fidelity with an awesome array of mastering plug-ins. Add a professional sheen with iZotope Mastering Essentials suite. EQ to perfection with TB Parametric EQ or GSXL4070 Parametric, replicating the equalizer section of one of the world’s most coveted mixing consoles. Impart analog tape compression and punch with Ferox Tape Emulator. Create bangin’ dance remixes with SideKick6 Sidechaining Compressor.

Vacuum Tube Virtuosity

Who doesn’t love the warm, smooth sound of tubes? Mixcraft Pro Studio 7 delivers a knockout punch of tube-modeled effects with the Pentode Audio Series featuring the VTC-1 Vacuum Tube Compressor, TRW-1 Vacuum Tube Triode Warmer, PSEQ-1 Vacuum Tube Passive EQ, and VBE-1 Vacuum Tube Bass Enhancer. Treblecream smoothes harsh high frequencies to perfection, while FAT+ combines analog warmth, vacuum-tube distortion, and tape saturation into a single effect for enormous-sounding tracks.

Innovative Sound Shapers

Recreate the grunge of 8-bit video games and 12-bit samplers with TimeMachine Bit Crusher. Build lush, three-dimensional sonic spaces with Fusion Field’s convolution reverb technology. Inspire sonic anarchy with Dubshox Multi-Band Distortion, featuring over 40 types of distortion and shapers. Go beyond standard beat-synced delays with POD4500 Particle Delay’s wildly unique “particles” that can be delayed, tuned up and down by octaves, filtered, and modulated.

And So Much More!

Boost your bass to the max with XBass Bass Enhancer. Enhance stereo imaging with Mid-Side Harmonic Vitaliser+. Add grunge and warmth to vocals with Twisthead VS-206 Preamp. The list goes on and on! Click here to see all the extra plug-ins included with Mixcraft Pro Studio 7. Your music will never sound the same.

Roland VT-3 Voice Transformer

January 24th, 2015

VT-3: Voice Transformer
Easy Voice Transformation with Vocoder, Lo-Fi Effects, and Synths You Can Sing

Aggressively processed vocals are common in electronic music today, but producing these effects easily and reproducing them live has been a challenge—until now. With the VT-3 Voice Transformer, you can smoothly alter pitch and formant in real time to introduce heavily processed vocal sounds into your studio tracks and stage performances with zero hassle. On top of that, the VT-3 looks great and works seamlessly with other products in the AIRA series.

Create heavily processed vocal sounds in real time
Smooth control with dedicated Pitch and Formant sliders
Large dedicated Reverb and Mix Balance sliders
Save three favorite settings for instant recall
Connect an optional footswitch for additional control in live performances
Pure green LEDs and brightly lit controls for great visibility
Lightweight and durable construction for easy portability
Standard XLR/TRS combo jack (with phantom power) and 1/8-inch mic jack (with plug-in power)
Stereo outputs can be configured as separate mono wet/dry channels
Built-in USB audio interface with loopback recording to overdub vocals on existing tracks
Great for podcasts and live web streaming
Powered by USB bus or included AC adapter

Roland JD-Xi Synthesizer – It’s HOT

January 24th, 2015

New Roland Product JD-Xi Synthesizer at NAMM2015

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