ZAQ Audio releases Zaquencer step sequencer firmware for BCR2000

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ZAQ Audio Zaquencer

ZAQ Audio has released the Zaquencer, a custom firmware for the BCR2000 total recall USB/MIDI controller by Behringer.

The Zaquencer by ZAQ Audio is a custom firmware for the Behringer BCR2000 that will turn it into a standalone MIDI step sequencer.

It is not a preset but a new operating system for your BCR2000, effectively turning it into a whole different device.

Zaquencer features

  • Native, standalone analog-style step sequencer for BCR2000.
  • No Computer or PC software needed for operation (except for the initial firmware upload).
  • 32 steps or less, depending on loop.
  • 4 tracks, switchable between (mono/polyphone) notetrack or drumtrack.
  • 2 independent MIDI-Controls (ProgramChange, Aftertouch, PitchBend, CCs) per track.
  • Using the flash storage to save all global params and up to 192 patterns.
  • Each consisting of 4 tracks.
  • Organised in 12 banks of 16 patterns each.
  • Copy patterns.
  • Copy single tracks between patterns.
  • Pattern chain to play up to all 192 patterns in a row.
  • Internal/External Clock source (can send/receive MIDI clock or both, with MIDI Through setting enabled).

The Zaquencer firmware is available for purchase for 69 EUR.

More information: ZAQ Audio

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Behringer intros MOTÖR 49 & MOTÖR 61 controller keyboards

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Behringer has announced MOTÖR 49 and MOTÖR 61, two new USB/MIDI master controller keyboards with motorized faders and touch-sensitive pads.

Behringer MOTÖR 49

The MOTÖR 49 master keyboard controller allows you to take total command over your virtual instruments and DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). Featuring amazingly-smooth action, motorized faders and touch-sensitive pads, the MOTÖR 49 provides an unparalleled level of control for the ultimate creative expression.

The 49 semi-weighted full-sized keys, 60 mm faders and backlit drums give you hands-on control over all the parameters of your favorite DAW. An incredible hardware-based arpeggiator enables you to instantly add arpeggios to software and hardware synths and create complex arrangements on the fly.

MOTÖR 49/61 features

  • 49/61 semi-weighted full-size keys featuring expressive velocity and after-touch functionality.
  • 9 motorized 60 mm touch-sensitive faders to control your DAW mixer, drawbar organ, soft synths or effect units.
  • 8 backlit drum pads with velocity and pressure-sensitivity for ultimate drum and sample-loop performance.
  • Standard MIDI and Mackie Control modes for ultimate flexibility with your DAW software.
  • Hardware-based arpeggiator allows creation of complex patterns regardless of software limitations.
  • Ultra-precise, illuminated endless rotary encoders with LED rings provide a clear overview of all software parameters.
  • Backlit transport section for direct access to your DAW record/play engine.
  • Quick individual bank select for faders, encoders and pads.
  • Large backlit LCD screen for optimal overview, easy editing and quick status check.
  • Built-in presets – no complex mapping required; additional free user presets for your favorite software/hardware assignments.
  • Flexible communication via USB or MIDI In/Out/Thru – including merge functionality.
  • Plug and play with Mac OS X and Windows XP or higher operating systems.
  • Free audio recording, editing and podcasting software plus 150 instrument/effect plug-ins downloadable.

The Behringer MOTÖR 49 and MOTÖR 61 controller keyboards are available at a suggested U.S. MAP of $299.99 USD and $249.99 USD, respectively.

More information: Behringer

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Tracktion Software announces Linux Support (Public Beta)

Tracktion Software has announced that a public beta for its Tracktion 4 music production software is now available for Linux.

Tracktion 4 in Linux
Tracktion for Linux features 64-bit performance, compatible with all native Linux VST and LADSPA (no GUI) plug-ins.

Continuing the momentum that began with a brand re-launch and release of Tracktion 4 last January, followed by a recent bundling agreement with Behringer, Tracktion Software Corporation (TSC) is pleased to announced yet another milestone for their popular music creation software.

Beginning immediately, Tracktion 4 is available for 64-bit Linux systems. This release—along with the current 64 and 32-bit versions available for Mac and Windows—solidifies Tracktion’s position within a very small family of music creation applications to broadly support all three of the major operating systems.

“Linux users, much like Tracktion users, have always been on the cutting edge of technology and willing to look beyond the status quo for alternative solutions,” explained Julian Storer, creator and chief developer of Tracktion software. “In that spirit, bringing Tracktion to Linux just makes sense. I’m extremely excited to open a whole new community to the joy of music creation in their preferred environment.”

With a powerful and elegant single-screen interface, Tracktion forgoes the complex, multi-screened designs that have been standard for conventional DAW’s since developers first digitized tape-based workflows over 20 years ago. Tracktion replaces this paradigm of the past with a modern, drag-and-drop interface that dramatically simplifies the recording, editing and mixing process. Truly unique, Tracktion has earned a loyal following of users who appreciate its power, simplicity and unique ability to unburden the creative process.

Tracktion 4 for Mac, Windows and Linux is available to purchase $59.99 USD. An upgrade from previous versions is $29.99 USD.

The Tracktion 4 Linux version is initially free to everyone during the current public beta phase at www.tracktion.com/linux (scroll to bottom of page). Tracktion 4 is also free with the purchase of select interfaces, mixers and control surfaces from Behringer and Mackie.

More information: Tracktion

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Tracktion 4 bundled with Behringer gear

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Tracktion 4

Behringer has announced that the powerful Tracktion 4 DAW will be offered free with select Behringer gear.

Tracktion 4, the newest generation of legendary Tracktion Music Production tracktionSoftware, is now bundled with a range of BEHRINGER interfaces, mixers and controllers. Effective May 1, 2013 customers who purchase qualifying BEHRINGER products will receive a FREE license for Tracktion 4 software—normally selling for $59.95. Owners of qualifying gear purchased before May 1 qualify for a generous 50% discount on the software.

“We are very pleased to partner with Tracktion Software Group,” said Uli Behringer, Founder and CEO of BEHRINGER parent MUSIC Group. “Everybody wins, as customers can now buy a recording bundle featuring world class DAW software in Tracktion 4, paired with any number of great BEHRINGER products that meet their professional recording needs.”

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Behringer ships Xenyx CONTROL1USB control center & audio interface

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Behringer has announced it is shipping the Xenyx CONTROL1USB, a high-end studio control and communication center with USB audio interface.

When it’s time to get down to the business of recording or mixing, the last thing you’ll want to do is crawl under your desk and run cables. The CONTROL1USB gets you off your knees, putting Master Volume, Talkback, Source selection and Monitor control right at your fingertips.

Now you can choose from up to three sets of active studio monitors and four different stereo input sources to create powerful, custom monitor mixes. Plus the built-in Talkback mic lets you communicate directly with the talent. CONTROL1USB puts you in complete control…

Behringer Xenyx Control1USB

CONTROL1USB features

  • Premium, ultra-low noise and high headroom studio control and communication center.
  • All-in-one Master Volume controller, Source selector, Monitor switcher and Talkback box.
  • 4 stereo inputs with independent level controls plus additional Monitor Mix input for your DAW.
  • 3 independent and adjustable Monitor outputs to connect up to 3 sets of studio monitors.
  • Built-in Talkback microphone with Level control for direct communication with musicians.
  • Built-in stereo USB Audio Interface, perfect for computer-based studios.
  • Premium-quality phono preamp for direct turntable connection.
  • 2 powerful headphone amplifiers with separate volume controls.
  • Big, illuminated Volume knob for precise level adjustments.
  • Convenient Mono, Mute and Dim functions right at your fingertips.
  • High-precision dual 12-segment LED meters with input/output source switch.
  • “Planet Earth” switching power supply for maximum flexibility (100 – 240 V~), noise-free audio, superior transient response plus low power consumption for energy savings.
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life.
  • Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany.

The CONTROL1USB will be available to purchase for an estimated street price of $199.99 USD.

More information: Behringer / Xenyx CONTROL1USB

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