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Behringer announces U-CONTROL UMX Series

Behringer U-CONTROL UMX250

Behringer has announced the U-CONTROL UMX Series, 25-/49-/61-key USB/MIDI controller keyboards with USB/audio interface, 100 software instruments, 50 VST effects and energyXT2.5 Compact Behringer Edition software.

The UMX MIDI Controller Series are master keyboards with built-in USB connectivity for MIDI and control sections suited for a wide range of uses. These controllers also come with an additional USB/Audio interface, the UCA222, for monitoring applications. Each UMX keyboard provides independent control of hardware synthesizers or general MIDI sound modules and effects devices, and can operate sequencing software or computer plug-ins from a convenient remote location. The UMX series can be powered via USB, 3 AA batteries, or an optional external power supply.

Each model provides eight (8) knobs, 10 assignable switches, two (2) wheels (Pitch Bend & Modulation), one pedal port and one fader, for a total of 22 assignable controllers. Once parameters are assigned for a particular scenario, they can be stored in the UMX Series’ user preset. These controllers include more than 100 virtual instruments and more than 50 effects plug-ins. They come with Native Instruments’ KORE PLAYER and its production-ready 300 MB sound library, energy XT2.5 Compact BEHRINGER Edition music production software, and more. The UMX series is designed for both live performance and studio use.

The U-CONTROL UMX Series are coming soon, priced at MSRP (excl. tax):

  • UMX250: $149.99 USD/99 EUR
  • UMX490: $189.99 USD/119 EUR
  • UMX610: $219.99 USD/149 EUR

More information: Behringer / U-CONTROL UMX Series

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Behringer announces Virtualizer Pro 3D FX2000

Behringer has announced the Virtualizer Pro 3D FX2000, a high-performance 3D multi-engine effects processor with Real Sound Modeling technology.

The VIRTUALIZER PRO 3D FX2000 Effects Processor uses BEHRINGER’s Real Sound Modeling (RSM) technology to give 71 stereo algorithms the power to accurately emulate a wide range of acoustic environments.

Effects options include 12 different reverb programs, modulation, amp simulation, distortion and special effects, as well as dynamic and psychoacoustic processing. Performance is further enhanced through user-addressable high and low EQ and wave-adaptive VIRTUAL ROOM reverb algorithms. Logical grouping of parameters, along with the combination of encoders, buttons, LEDs and an easily readable LED display, are included for intuitive operation.

Behringer Virtualizer Pro 3D FX2000

Virtualizer Pro 3D FX2000 features

  • 71 breathtaking new algorithms—true RSM (Real Sound Modeling) stereo and 3D effects.
  • Wave-adaptive virtual Room reverb algorithms for natural reverb and delay.
  • Awesome modulation, dynamic, psychoacoustic and EQ algorithms.
  • Authentic amp simulation, distortion and special effects.
  • 11 effect combinations with selectable serial / parallel configuration.
  • Up to 7 adjustable parameters plus 2-band EQ per effect.
  • 24-bit A/D and D/A converters with 64/128-times oversampling.
  • True stereo processing for realistic channel separation in stereo image.
  • 100 factory presets plus 100 user memory locations.
  • Extensive MIDI implementation.
  • Accurate LED level meters for perfect level setting and optimum performance.
  • Servo-balanced XLR and ¼” TRS inputs and outputs.
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life.
  • Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany.

The Virtualizer Pro 3D FX2000 will be available soon for an MSRP of 120 EUR / $199 USD.

More information: Behringer / Virtualizer Pro 3D FX2000

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Short links for September 7th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

Headgear Drone Machine by Tristan Shone

# Drone Machines by Tristan Shone.

Drone Machines are custom made machines fabricated from raw materials and utilizing open source circuitry.

The devices draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation, robotics and mechanical tools and devices, focusing on the eroticism of interaction with machine.

The machines require significant force from the performer, aligning he or she with the plodding drone and doom influenced sounds that are created.

# Masonverb by Brian Green: The masonverb is a diy mic with a reverb like effect to it, basically its a glass plate reverb, it was made by building a contact mic into a masonjar which leads to the name.

# Chord Triggering in Ableton Live (Vimeo)

This video shows you how to use Ableton Live’s clips as chord banks and trigger them with one key. It also touches on the following features: Follow Action, Launch Modes, Midi Mapping & Routing, Pitch (midi plugin)

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# The Problem with Digital Music

Interesting article by sound designer Tim Prebble.

Is there a problem with digital music? Its so odd reading about the endless piracy & copyright problems, and how the music industry is apparently suffering & dieing when to me, contemporary music feels more vibrant than ever. Every week I discover new music & not just ‘new’ bands, but often highly evolved music that has existed for a number of years, but for whatever reason I just had never heard before. In many ways I think what I am enjoying is the new democracy where I am more likely to discover a new independent band or composer, than have a new act promoted and/or forced upon me by dinosaurs…

But for the moment lets ignore music of the past & consider contemporary music, music that has been created with no involvement or reliance on the old music industry. What are the problems associated with it?

Youth Music Box

# Youth Music Box – Youth Music – Music is Power

Youth Music Box is a free, interactive musical experience, allowing you to create your own unique track and video using cutting edge technology, all in under 10 minutes!

Youth Music Box is currently living at the Royal Festival Hall, London and is a chance for anyone of any age to take part in making music – whether you’re an accomplished musician or complete beginner.

# Waveformless: 5 Non-Musical Purchases to Improve Your Life in the Studio

Tom Shear lists some things that come in handy in your studio.

Being a musician can be expensive. I tend to break down musical purchases into "sexy" and "non-sexy" categories. Buying a new synth? Sexy. Buying MIDI cables? Non sexy. The thing is, a lot of the time, it's the non-sexy purchases that can make the biggest difference in our day to day lives in the studio. So today I'm going to concentrate on a few of these that I've found particularly important.

d-touch

# d-touch.org – The d-touch sequencer and the d-touch drum machine are fully and freely available for download (Registration needed)! Please try them out and spread the word!

Audio d-touch is a collection of applications for real-time musical composition and performance, with very special user interfaces. The collection includes a drum machine and a sampling sequencer, both are controlled by spatially arranging physical objects on an interactive table surface. Each object represents a sound, and its position with respect to the surface is mapped to certain playback parameters. For example, the horizontal position of an object represents the timing of the sound. The system is extremely low cost and now it can be freely and fully downloaded from http://www.d-touch.org/audio. All is needed to get audio d-touch to work is a standard computer (PC or Mac) with a webcam and a printer.

# Behringer’s Latest Rip-Off Job: Apple.com

Peter Kirn writes:

Look out: Behringer, already a notorious rip-off artist, is taking the “first step in [the] company’s reinvention of online presence.” I shudder to think what the coming steps will look like. But yes, the new site looks a wee bit familiar. It actually gets worse as you dig into the layout.

Is anyone really surprised? Don’t we all know Behringer’s game already?

The Conet Project

# The Conet Project – Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations

For more than 30 years the Shortwave radio spectrum has been used by the worlds intelligence agencies to transmit secret messages. These messages are transmitted by hundreds of “Numbers Stations”.

Shortwave Numbers Stations are a perfect method of anonymous, one way communication. Spies located anywhere in the world can be communicated to by their masters via small, locally available, and unmodified Shortwave receivers. The encryption system used by Numbers Stations, known as a “one time pad” is unbreakable. Combine this with the fact that it is almost impossible to track down the message recipients once they are inserted into the enemy country, it becomes clear just how powerful the Numbers Station system is.

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# Infinitely Expandable Sound Computation Engine – Symbolic Sound Announces Software for Chaining Together Two or More Paca and Pacarana Sound Computers Under Control of Kyma Sound Design Software.

CHAMPAIGN IL—August 27, 2009—Symbolic Sound Corporation has expanded the real-time sound-computing power of its Paca(rana) sound engine by making it possible for Kyma sound designers to chain two or more multiprocessor Paca(rana)s together via the built-in A/B Expansion ports. To the Kyma software, a network of Paca(rana)s appears as a single sound computation engine with multiple processors. Kyma automatically detects the number of available processors and schedules the execution of DSP-intensive signal processing and synthesis algorithms across multiple processors.

# Melodica boom sampler instrument – A free Ableton Live Sampler instrument by boomstix.

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Behringer introduces UMA25S USB/MIDI Controller

Behringer has introduced the U-Control UMA25S, a super-slim controller keyboard with a fully fledged USB audio interface.

Behringer UMA25S

From the product page:

This little monster has 21 assignable controllers to give you total control. We included the DAW software energyXT2 Compact BEHRINGER Edition plus a plethora of software widgets allow you to rock straight out of the box. Fun guaranteed!

U-CONTROL UMA25S features

  • Stage performer and producer keyboard featuring 25 velocity-sensitive, full-size plus half-action keys.
  • Built-in USB audio interface to connect your instruments and mixer to your computer for recording and playback.
  • Powerful multi-platform digital audio workstation software energyXT2 Compact BEHRINGER Edition included.
  • Audacity audio editor, comprehensive podcasting software and over 100 virtual instruments plus more than 50 effect plug-ins included.
  • 21 assignable controllers storable in User Presets: 8 knobs, 8 buttons (with transport-control option), 2 wheels, 1 fader and 2 pedal ports.
  • Advanced control features such as drawbar mode (control inversion), drum triggering, incremental value step and octave +/-.
  • Soft gig bag, high-quality headset and guitar strap for direct live jamming on stage included.
  • Plug and play with Mac OS X, Windows XP and Vista operating systems; additional low-latency driver included.
  • Separate MIDI output allows controlling external samplers, synths and other equipment.
  • Runs via USB bus, batteries or power adapter (not included).
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life.
  • Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany.

The UMA25S has a US MSRP of $189.99 USD.

Visit Behringer for more information.

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Venusian Snail Traffic releases Vst-Amp v2.0

Venusian Snail Traffic Vst-Amp v2.0

Venusian Snail Traffic has released version 2.0 of Vst-Amp, a freeware synthedit made vst driver for the Behringer V-amp products (scroll all the way down the page).

Vst-Amp sends MIDI signals to control the hardware. It loads as a VSTi but doesn’t receive midi signals, except patch change. Vst-Amp is fully automated, so you can write automation tracks in your VST Host program.

New in v2.0

  • Delay time knob has fine tuning (hold shift while dragging controls)
  • Edit the bpm or ms values by clicking on them
  • The host sync works fine, and is directly linked to the knob and bpm/ms values
  • Support for V-Amp Pro and V-Ampire (mostly GUI specificities)

Version 2.0 of Vst-Amp can be downloaded here.

Please report any bugs/comments to Mokafix (find his email address on his homepage).

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