Matthieu Brucher releases ATKLimiter effect plugin

Matthieu Brucher has announced ATKLimiter, a free limiter effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Matthieu Brucher ATKLimiter

I’m happy to announce the release of one new limiter plugin based on the Audio Toolkit. It is available on Windows and OS X (min. 10.8) in different formats.

I also updated the compressor and the expander with improved UI controls. The compressor also has now a dry/wet knob, allowing to use it for parallel compression.

The plug-in is available for download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).

More information: Matthieu Brucher / ATKLimiter

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Loopmasters launches RV Samplepacks sale – 30% off

Loopmasters has launched a limited time sale, offering 30% off sample packs from the rv_samplepacks label.

rv_samplepacks sale 30% off

The sale ends August 27th, 2014.

More information: Loopmasters / rv_samplepacks

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Focusrite releases Scarlett Solo USB interface

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Focusrite has launched the Scarlett Solo, a new portable 2-in/2-out USB audio interface.

Focusrite Scarlett Solo

We want everybody to be able to make and record music, whatever their level of experience or budget. What we don’t want, however, is for anybody to have to compromise on their sound quality. To us, Sound is Everything.

That’s why we‘ve created the Scarlett Solo. It’s a 2-in/2-out USB interface with a single mic pre, a single instrument input and direct latency-free monitoring. It’s as compact and simple as possible: we’ve stripped out everything unnecessary and left pure Focusrite quality.

Scarlett Solo features

  • 2 in / 2 out USB audio interface.
  • 96 KHz, 24-bit conversion.
  • 1 Focusrite microphone preamplifier.
  • Red anodised aluminium unibody chassis.

Scarlett Solo is available for purchase for MSRP $125.99 USD ($99.99 USD street).

More information: Focusrite / Scarlett Solo

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Ampeg ships redesigned BA-112 & BA-115 Bass Combos

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Ampeg BA-115

Ampeg has announced that it is shipping the completely redesigned BA-112 and BA-115 Bass Combos.

Delivering true Ampeg tone, the new bass combo series is re-envisioned with new features ideal for practice and smaller gigs. Featuring front-facing controls and a true 60-degree monitoring angle that provides increased clarity, the new cab design has performing in mind. Additionally, the all-new Bass Scrambler overdrive circuit effortlessly delivers classic tube-like grind.

“The Ampeg BA-115 is easily the most popular bass combo ever designed,” remarks Ampeg Product Manager Zane Williams. “With the all-new BA Series combos, we are giving bass players classic Ampeg tone and power with modern features like the Bass Scrambler overdrive and a 60-degree monitoring angle that allows for versatility in any playing situation.”

Ampeg BA-112

The all-new BA bass combos feature classic Ampeg tone in a sleek modern design. True 60-degree monitoring angle gives players the ability to position the amp to suit their space and stage setup, while the front-facing controls make it quick and easy to adjust settings while performing. Additionally, the Bass Scrambler overdrive circuit provides muscular grit and grind rock bassists demand. The Bass Scrambler also includes separate drive and blend controls, on/off control and is foot-switchable.

Offering a wide range of options, the new series is suitable for a variety of applications. These amps include 3-band EQ in addition to master volume, 1/8″ stereo auxiliary input, and 1/8″ stereo output along with phantom black powder-coated all-metal chassis with front-panel backlighting. The BA-112 and BA-115, featuring Ampeg’s famed Ultra Hi and Ultra low circuits, are perfect for musicians who need an amp they can use for practice and small stages.

Other models in the new BA series include the practice-ready BA-108 and BA-110 plus the stage-ready BA-210 which will all be available beginning Fall 2014.

The BA-112 is available for MSRP $419.99 USD, the BA-115 is $559.99 USD.

More information: Ampeg / BA Bass Combos

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Native Instruments updates Traktor DJ to v1.5

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Native Instruments has released version 1.5 of Traktor DJ, a DJ mixing app for iOS.

Native Instrument Traktor DJ

Create mixes in seconds with TRAKTOR DJ for iOS. Touch and manipulate music as waveforms on your iOS device using hand gestures you already know. This isn’t just an app – this is as close to the music as it gets.

Changes in Traktor DJ v1.5.1

  • New SuperSlicer feature available for in-app purchase.
  • History Playlists remember what you play so you don’t have to.
  • Beat Grid improvements with pinch-to-zoom and magnetic snapping.
  • Some bugfixes for the browser.
  • Enhanced performance on latest generation devices.

Traktor DJ is available for purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: Native Instruments / Traktor DJ

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Don’tCrac[k] offers 5,000 Plug and Mix V.I.P. Bundles at $49

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Plug & Mix V3

Don’tCrac[k] has announced a limited time sale on the Plug and Mix V.I.P. Bundle, offering 5,000 copies at $49 USD only.

We are blowing out 5 000 Plug and Mix V.I.P. Bundles at ONLY $49 starting today ! (MSRP $249)

Why? Because we’re insane ? Probably a little, But really it’s because we’d like to have all the P&M users out there to have a REAL PAID license that offers full customer support and FREE lifetime UPGRADES…

Get your P&M V.I.P. Bundle today for ONLY $49 before we run out of this special stock ! And during this promotion, ALL the individual plug-ins are at ONLY $9.99 ! (MSRP $49)

More information: Don’tCrac[k] / Plug and Mix V.I.P. Bundle

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8Dio releases Guitar Steel String Strummer for Kontakt

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8Dio Guitar Steel String Strummer

8Dio Productions has released Guitar Steel String Strummer, a guitar instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Steel String Strummer contains over 4,500 samples spread across 13 different chord types and 13 different rhythm types utilizing 8DIO’s powerful x-legato technology, allowing the blending of any chord and rhythm at any time and giving an infinite amount of options. Steel String Strummer is a round-robin based strum library, so even if the user triggers the same chord/rhythm multiple times they still get natural subtle variation.

Steel String Strummer contains all the classic chords (e.g. Major, Minor, Maj7, Min7, Dim7, Dom7) used in traditional song-writing, but also contains more elaborate chords (e.g. Maj7B5, Min79, Dom7#9, Sus2, Sus4, 11s Alt Bass and Add11Alt2).

The rhythm section is equally deep from traditional type of strum rhythms to more genre specific ones (e.g. country, fingered arped, muted chugs). In addition they also recorded muted strums of all rhythms, which gives additional options to design new types of rhythms.

Steel String Strummer also contains intelligent fret noises and velocity based end chords, which allows making a natural ending to a chord progression by playing hard on keyboard.

8DIO has also integrated live FX (e.g. Delay, Verb, Screamer, Lofi, Convolution) into the patches, so you can trigger live FX on top of the patches by using key-switches. Steel String Guitar comes in both 24 and 16-bit versions and has a full purge function (ability to decide which parts of library you want, to conserve RAM).

Guitar Steel String Strummer features

  • Deep-Sampled Steel String Strummer.
  • Direct download / Cloud Server System.
  • Product only available as download.
  • Core Specifications:
  • Deep-Sampled Steel String Strumming.
  • 4.500+ real chord and strum samples.
  • Round Robin (repetition) sampled.
  • 13 chords / 13 rhythms.
  • X-legato and intelligent fret noises.

The library is available for purchase for $179 USD. Requires full version of Kontakt 4.2 or higher.

More information: 8Dio / Guitar Steel String Strummer

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