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Mixed In Key 5 DJ software released

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Mixed In Key has announced the release of Mixed In Key 5, the latest version of its harmonic-mixing software that’s used by world-class DJs like David Guetta, Pete Tong, and Kaskade.

Mixed In Key 5 quickly and accurately identifies the keys and tempos of digital music files, making it easy for DJs to create mashups and play perfect DJ sets. Version 5 offers new features and functions, as well as a powerful new key-detection algorithm.

“Mixed In Key 5 is the professional DJ’s choice for harmonic mixing,” says Yakov Vorobyev, President of Mixed In Key. “It’s a powerful DJ tool that connects with your favorite DJ software and DJ hardware, and makes it possible to mix harmonically regardless of your medium.”

Mixed In Key 5

Mixed In Key 5 offers multi-processor support for both Mac and Windows machines, allowing the software to take full advantage of the blazing speeds possible on multicore CPUs. Another highlight is the new Audio Player, which lets users audition the key-detected songs and samples from within the software. In addition to existing support for MP3 and WAV file formats, Mixed In Key 5 adds M4A and MP4 (video file) support.
The new key-detection algorithm provides enhanced levels of accuracy and sophistication, and can detect key changes within songs. Key changes are clearly shown in the waveform display of the Audio Player, allowing users to see, at a glance, where in the song the change occurs. Whereas the key detection in previous versions looked at a song-file as a single entity, the new algorithm analyzes it as a series of beat-aligned segments. This ability to analyze short audio files means that remixers and producers can use Mixed In Key when working with sample and loop libraries, making it easier to find files in the same key.
As with previous versions, Mixed In Key 5 uses the “Camelot Wheel” system, which displays key names on a circular chart that is numbered and color-coded. This approach makes harmonic mixing easier by graphically showing which songs are compatible with each other. In version 5, a clickable Camelot Wheel offers an elegant new way to see key-detected material. Once the software has analyzed a collection of songs (for example, an iTunes library), clicking on a key name on the Camelot Wheel instantly brings up a list of all the files in that key, making song selection a snap.

With its powerful new feature set, Mixed In Key 5 is more essential than ever when used alongside your main DJ software. “We love when people use Mixed In Key with Traktor, CD-Js, Serato Scratch Live, and all other DJ and sequencer apps,” says Vorobyev. “It works perfectly with them, and takes your DJ sets to the next level.”

Mixed In Key 5 for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $58 USD. The upgrade from previous versions costs $29.99 USD.

More information: Mixed In Key

Audiofile Engineering Fidelia, desktop music player for Mac

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Audiofile Engineering has announced the release of Fidelia, a new desktop audio player which delivers hi-res playback and a clutter-free interface.

Mac users with a passion for music and an appreciation for high-quality audio have an extraordinary new way to savor the sounds they love.

Audiofile Engineering has launched Fidelia, a premium desktop music player created exclusively for Mac OS X and designed to offer rich high-fidelity playback for music lovers of any taste or technical background. With support for numerous high-resolution file formats and an attractive, intuitive interface that honors the classic stereo amplifiers of decades past, Fidelia lets discerning listeners optimize and enjoy their music with maximum control and no proprietary clutter.

Priced at US$19.99, it’s also a remarkably accessible software alternative that integrates seamlessly with users’ existing iTunes libraries.

Audiofile Engineering Fidelia

Fidelia features

  • Elegant design
    • Sleek Intuitive controls that contemporary Mac users demand
    • Classically styled volume dial buffered by single-click Mute and Dim functions
    • Individual track details, stereo levels and audio waveforms displayed in crisp, eye pleasing fashion with no superfluous trimmings
  • Powered by iZotope
    • iZotope’s industry-best sample rate conversion to achieve optimum sonic fidelity.
    • Discerning listeners can select real-time audio dithering via iZotope’s MBIT+ª technology.
  • Maximum formats
    • Supports AIFF, WAV, CAF, MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, Ogg Vorbis, or FLAC formats
    • Supports sample rates up to 192kHz and bit depths up to 32 bit floating point
  • Effects
    • Audio Units and VST support
    • Customize with up to three effects
  • Library
    • Access your iTunes library
    • Reformat and reorganize files from iTunes library
    • Fidelia library
  • Remote
    • Beautiful Fidelia remote available in the iOS App Store

Fidelia for Mac OS X 10.5 or higher is available to purchase for $19.99 USD.

More information: Audiofile Engineering / Fidelia

Korg announces MP-10 Pro Professional Media Player

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Korg MP-10 Pro

Korg has announced the MP-10 Pro, a professional media player.

The MP-10 Pro is the perfect musical companion for mobile entertainers, solo keyboardists, singers and amateur musicians. This revolutionary all-in-one product brings together MP3 playback, MIDI song play, vocal processing and more in one easy-to-use entertainment center. From performing as the consummate DJ, hosting a karaoke night, or even programming your own musical interludes as your band takes a break, the MP-10 Pro is ready to provide professional results with over-the-top extras, wherever and whenever you are.

MP-10 Pro features

  • Dual Song Players capable of handling MP3 or Standard MIDI Files (SMF).
  • Pre-listen function for cueing up one song as the other plays for non-stop entertainment.
  • Independent control of tempo (time stretch) and key transpose (pitch shift).
  • MP3 Vocal remover for sing-along and Karaoke style performances.
  • TC Helicon Vocal Processor adds professional dynamic control, EQ and delay effects to any voice.
  • Built-in MIDI sound engine based on Korg’s acclaimed EDS technology.
  • Advanced song library (iTunes compatible) with multiple search parameters for quick look-up.
  • Illuminated interface with color touch screen display.
  • USB host & device ports for direct keyboard entry/operation and computer connection.
  • Internal 120 GB hard drive stores approximately 30,000 songs.
  • Highly portable with built-in handle; travel bag included.

The MP-10 Pro will be available July 2010.

More information: Korg / MP-10 Pro

Roland introduces R-05 – WAVE/MP3 Recorder

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Roland R-05

Roland has introduced the R-05, an affordable pocket recorder with advanced features.

The compact R-05 is easy to use, affordable, and packed with big-ticket features that raise the bar in its price class. Experience crystal-clear 24/96 capture, enhanced recording and editing features, and extended battery life (over 16 hours per charge). On stage, in rehearsal, at school, on the street, in the boardroom — whenever inspiration strikes, let the R-05 capture the moment with convenience and quality.

R-05 features

  • High-quality stereo recording (24-bit / 96kHz) with the built-in stereo mic or external input.
  • Records directly to SD card with extended battery life (over 30 hours continuous playback, over 16 hours continuous recording).
  • Strong, attractive metallic exterior.
  • Onboard editing functions; built-in reverb.
  • Music-practice features (change tempo without changing pitch, loop playback, etc.).
  • Auto record start, auto song split, auto level adjust.
  • Pre Record function (captures 2 seconds of audio that precedes pressing REC).
  • Use as a high-quality portable audio player (plays WAV and MP3 files).
  • Windscreen and tripod mount included.

The R-05 is scheduled to ship in May with a suggested retail price of $299 USD.

More information: Roland / R-05

Short links for December 9th, 2008

Some interesting things I found recently:

Wearable Toy Piano by mikamika

# Wearable Toy Piano – A Toy Piano embedded on a T-shirt.

Instructables member mikamika explains:

It has 8 keys from Do to Do (1 octave). You can play simple music by wearing the shirt and pushing the fabric button on the shirt. All the components from the toy piano (batteries, speaker, circuit board) are placed on the shirt and connected with poppers. All these hard components are detachable so that you can wash it if you wish.

# delicious blog » gettin’ taggy wit it – delicious has integrated FoxyPlayer for better support of audio files.

FoxyPlayer is a slick embedded audio player that supports a wider variety of audio formats and interoperates with the popular FoxyTunes add-on for Firefox and Internet Explorer. But perhaps most interestingly for Delicious users, it also turns your audio bookmarks into playlists you can control from your browser.

8-Bit Jesus

# 8-Bit Jesus: New Christmas Chip-tune Album | Doctor Octoroc

Doctor Octoroc writes:

I’ve been working on a new album for the past few months and am releasing a free MP3 download of the first half – sort of a preview, I suppose. The album is entitled 8-Bit Jesus and contains 9 tracks thus far. Each one is a chip-tune version of a classic Christmas song done in the style of a different NES game.

Songs include Silent Knight Man, Little Drummer Nemo and Super Jingle Bros. Download the album (or individual tracks) here.

# ::vtol:: Noise guitar – Digital Noise guitar is a custom project based on HT-8950 voice changer chip. Small circuit was mounted right in the body. It can process sound like lo-fi ring modulator, 8-bit pitch shifter or simple guitar synth. Mad Selfoscillation is possible too.

# 25 Awesome things I’ve failed to post on Music Thing over the last couple of months – Nice list by Tom Whitwell @ Music thing.

Numark shipping Fit For Sound

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Numark is shipping Fit For Sound, a 2U rack mount configuration delivering high performance audio playback and an Integrated Universal Dock for iPod.

Numark Fit For Sound
Numark Fit For Sound

Whether you are a fitness instructor, gym owner, or installation professional servicing bars, restaurants, or large stadiums, Fit For Sound is the ideal rack-mounted solution for iPod music playback.

Fit For Sound features

  • Large transport controls and selection wheel
  • XLR balanced and RCA (x2) unbalanced outputs
  • 19″ rack-mountable design
  • Infrared remote control with lanyard
  • Large, easy-to-use navigation buttons
  • Solid steel, industrial construction

Fit For Sound comes with MixMeister Express software. It costs $599 USD.

Visit Numark for more information.

Native Instruments and Beatport release Beatport SYNC audio player (Win/Mac)

Native Instruments and Beatport have released Beatport SYNC, a powerful free audio player featuring basic DJ functions.

Based on the award-winning TRAKTOR 3 technology, this free software for Mac and PC lets you mix tracks like a DJ using the two virtual decks, a crossfader and auto beat sync function. Beatport SYNC offers powerful track management, access to DJ radio stations, plus an integrated Browser to instantly buy and download the latest tracks from the comprehensive Beatport Online Music Store.

Beatport/Native Instruments Beatport SYNC
Beatport SYNC interface (click image to enlarge)

Beatport SYNC features

  • Two playback decks with automatic crossfader.
  • Automatic tempo detection and automatic track sync.
  • Pitch faders for both decks and high-quality time stretching.
  • Powerful track browser inherited from Traktor.
  • Easy to use advanced meta data editing functionality.
  • Direct access to selected high quality dance music radio stations.
  • Archive or backup playlists and folders on external hard drives and CDs.
  • Integrated access to Beatport.com.
  • Super slim mini-view.
  • Professional audio-quality based on the high-end TRAKTOR 3 audio engine.
  • Direct access to files on external devices (e.g. iPod™, USB drive, etc.)
  • CD import (converted to Wav) including automatic import of artist name, album, titles, etc.

Beatport SYNC is available for Windows PC and Mac, and supports MP3, MP4, WAV, AIFF, Audio-CD, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, non-DRM WMA and AAC formats.

Visit Native Instruments for more information and a link to download Beatport SYNC.