IK Multimedia intros iRig UA, iRig Mic Studio & iRig PowerBridge

IK Multimedia has introduced three new products at the Winter NAMM 2015.

IK Multimedia iRig UA

iRig UA is the first universal guitar effects processor and interface for all Android devices.

IK is pleased to announce iRig UA, the first digital effects processor and interface to allow universal near-zero latency guitar processing with AmpliTube UA on all devices with Android 4.0 or higher and that support USB host mode/USB OTG.

iRig UA represents a paradigm shift for Android users, that for the first time, will now be able to experience high-quality real time effects processing on any Android device.

iRig UA will be available soon, priced at 79.99 EUR.

IK Multimedia iRig Mic Studio

The iRig Mic Studio is an ultra-portable large-diaphragm digital microphone for for iOS devices, Mac/PC and Android.

Offering superior sound and an extremely portable size, it packs a 1” diameter condenser capsule into an ultra-compact enclosure to capture professional recordings anywhere.

With iRig Mic Studio, creative hobbyists or pros of all types have a studio-quality large-diaphragm microphone that fits in the palm of their hand!

iRig Mic Studio will be available for purchase soon for 144.99 EUR.

IK Multimedia iRig PowerBridge

iRig PowerBridge is a universal charging solution for all iRig accessories using your iOS devices.

iRig PowerBridge is a new charging system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that allows for the continuous charge of the device while using iRig accessories.

Now mobile musicians can practice, perform and record with their favorite 30-pin or Lightning compatible digital IK gear — like iRig Mic HD, iRig HD, iRig Keys, iRig PRO or iRig MIDI 2 — for as long as they want, anytime and everywhere.

iRig PowerBridge is available for pre-order for 54.99 EUR.

More information: IK Multimedia

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Freaky Loops releases Maschine Pro: EDM

Freaky Loops has launched Maschine Pro: EDM, the first pack in a new series of Maschine libraries.

Freaky Loops Maschine Pro: EDM

Featuring 35 Maschine kits at 128BPM (.mxgrp) including a total of 611 sounds and 195 MIDI patterns. A powerful tool for your Maschine Studio with more innovative sounds.

You will find the sounds have been crafted with layering in mind, to get your beats knocking and sounding professional in seconds – all you need to do is press play and record! The kits are layered with inspirational, saturated classic sounds and instruments and arranged in a practical order for real time play, either live or in the studio. From hard-hitting drums to club pumping basses, cracking club-ready grooves to thundering kicks, epic leads to huge chords, snarling snares to crystal-clear hats (open and closed), big melodic pads to blazing synths, piercing percussion to sizzling SFX and more.. Taking influence from other defining genres such as Progressive House, Techno and Electro and fusing them seamlessly into todays EDM scene. Regardless of what music you make there is something in here that will trigger your creativity.

The pack is available from Loopmasters for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Freaky Loops / Maschine Pro: EDM

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Waves intros dbx 160 Compressor / Limiter plugin

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Waves has introduced the dbx 160 Compressor / Limiter, an effect plug-in developed in collaboration with Harman Professional.

Waves dbx 160

Considered one of the best drum compressors ever, the original dbx® 160 stands tall among its peers, boasting a very clean sound with minimum THD. The fast-acting dbx 160 compressor was used in almost every major recording in the late ‘70s and throughout the ‘80s, and later models in the 160 series also became industry standards.

Created in collaboration with dbx, the Waves dbx 160 compressor / limiter plugin is an authentic-sounding software version of this storied piece of hardware. In addition to its meticulous modeling of the vintage compressor, the Waves dbx 160 plugin incorporates unique and exclusive features not found in the original hardware, such as Waves’ MS Matrix, mix and noise controls, and a stereo component. The result is a must-have compressor / limiter for use in the studio, live, or both.

“To get closer to the realism of live performance” has been a goal of dbx since the company’s inception in the 1970s. This goal has come full circle with the Waves dbx 160 compressor / limiter plugin, which enables users to achieve stunning realism in the studio or to add nuance to an actual live performance.

The plugin is to be released soon. Pricing TBA.

More information: Waves / dbx 160 Compressor / Limiter

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Waves intros H-Reverb Hybrid Reverb

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Waves has introduced H-Reverb, a reverb based on Finite Impulse Response (FIR) reverberation technology, providing richer, deeper reverb tails that sit beautifully in the mix while breathing crisp air into your tracks.

Waves H-Reverb

The FIR engine that powers H-Reverb lets you shape and customize the reverb decay envelope beyond the standard linear forms, resulting in perfectly gated, real reverse, and dense reverb tails that don’t muddy up the mix. Taking things one step further, H-Reverb incorporates Waves’ advanced analog modeling along with a drive control, offering signal behavior that until now was found exclusively in high-end hardware reverb devices. This unique design also enables input drive, a technique favored by many top engineers.

To top it all off, H-Reverb includes an impressive library of artist presets from the industry’s leading mixing engineers, as well as presets inspired by vintage and modern classics. These presets may be the perfect space you’re looking for, or simply the perfect point to start from.

By fusing classic reverb concepts with forward-thinking features that break new ground in digital reverb processing, H-Reverb provides uncompromising sound quality and boundless creative control.

H-Reverb features

  • Resonant filter sweeps for creating innovative reverb effects.
  • EQ and dynamics module for compression, ducking and de-essing.
  • ADA analog modeling and drive control.
  • Artist presets from the industry’s leading mixing engineers.
  • Full buildup timing and shaping.
  • Pre-delay BPM sync.
  • Support for full 5.1 channel surround setups.
  • Quick reference button.
  • User-friendly GUI with collapsible version.

H-Reverb is to be released soon.

More information: Waves / H-Reverb

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ModernBeats releases Kolossal Kickz sample pack

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ModernBeats Kolossal Kickz

ModernBeats has announced the release of Kolossal Kickz, a new sample library featuring a collection of 240 drum samples.

Featuring over 240 deep kick drum samples designed for modern pop, hip hop, r&b, and dubstep music production, Modern Beats releases its kick drum sample library “Kolossal Kickz”. All samples were recorded at 24bit, 96khz for optimized audio quality and include kick designs modeled after Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Dre, Stargate, J.R. Rotem, T. Pain, DJ Premier, Storch, Lil Jon, Trak Starz, Trackboyz, and others.

“Kolossal Kickz” contains 10 auto-loading software sampler presets in 6 formats that instantly load all 240 kick samples into your sampler of choice: Reason NN-XT (.SXT), EXS24 (.EXS), Kontakt (.NKI), Battery (.KT3/.KIT), Halion (.FXP), Soundfont (.SF2), and WAV (.WAV). The kick sound pack is organized into 10 themes so users can quickly load the desired kick type.

Kolossal Kickz is available for purchase for $27.96 USD.

More information: ModernBeats / Kolossal Kickz

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