Native Instruments announces new Maschine Custom Kits pricing

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Native Instruments has announced new pricing on its MASCHINE CUSTOM KITS, sets of colored faceplates and matching knobs for customizing the MASCHINE MK2 hardware.

Now only $29 / 29 €/ 2980 ¥ at both the NI Online Shop and participating retailers*, the MASCHINE CUSTOM KITS are available in five vibrant colors: Solid Gold, Dragon Red, Pink Champagne, Steel Blue, and Smoked Graphite. MASCHINE CUSTOM KITS give producers and performers the opportunity to customize the appearance of their MASCHINE hardware, and express their own personal style.

Designed for use with the black or white editions of MASCHINE MK2 hardware, each kit contains a magnetic faceplate made of lightweight yet resilient aluminum and corresponding, ergonomically designed knobs. The kits are easily mounted to MASCHINE – each includes a specially-designed tool for removing the knobs.

Maschine Custom Kits are available from the NI Online Shop and at resellers while stocks last.

More information: Native Instruments / Maschine Custom Kits

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DNR Collaborative unveils DesignDesk and launches Crowdfunding initiative

DNR Collaborative has unveiled DesignDesk, a unique system which allows users to build workspaces out of a variety of design, document and development tools, as well as collect, edit and package all of your required files all in one place.

DNR DesignDesk
DesignDesk is a complete project repository, design toolkit and collaborative platform for just about anyone. The concept is simple – choose your tools, gather your files, edit and package your project into a neatly organized file system or database.

DesignDesk would be particularly useful to just about any type of multimedia designer who commonly creates and releases commercial products such as icon library designers or soundware developers. Even students and teachers could use it to research and gather information for projects or exams. With the ability for 3rd-party developers to create their own tools, DesignDesk becomes an extendable, flexible design platform and project creation system.

DNR have also launched a new crowdfunding campaign to raise the rest of the funds to get DesignDesk to market, and have decided to run the campaign independently instead of through a crowdfunding website such as Kickstarter, relying solely on the audio and media communities alone. A lot of effort went into preparing the documentation, graphics and other media that you can see on the DNR website, which will present a clear and concise explaination of what DesignDesk is, what is would be good for, and who it would be useful to.

Please share DesignDesk – we’re relying on our customers, friends and allies to spread the word!

DNR Collaborative is targeting a $5,000 USD pledge goal for DesignDesk, to be funded before May 15th, 2013.

More information: DesignDesk

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01011010 digital media launches 123creative.com

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123creative

01011010 digital media (of G-Sonique digital instruments, Analog Dimension mastering studios etc.) has announced their latest project: 123creative.com

123creative.com – is new creative boutique (digital webstore) with resources for music producers, graphic designers, webdesigners and other creative people.

If you are music producer, graphic designer or webdesigner it often happens to you, that you don’t have enough time available for creating minor components as presets, samples or textures, backgrounds, Photoshop layer styles, fonts, icons etc. Main goal of 123creative.com is to offer you products that will allow you to create professional work, save your time, money and energy so you can fully focus on creating real ART.

Unlike other digital webstores 123creative would like to offer only best products from selected artists. Simply we don’t want to be next massive and chaotic website full of low/medium quality materials from thousands authors. Sounds like cliché but we really prefer quality over quantity.

123creative.com is currently starting cooperation with many talented artists/authors worldwide, including people behind Analog Dimension and G-Sonique that will soon presents many interesting audio products as samples, synthesizer presets or VST plug-ins exclusively made for 123creative.

More information: 123creative

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UNTERLASS Studio Furniture opens for business with DUODESK 60

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All-new high-end studio furniture-maker UNTERLASS Studio Furniture has opened its doors for business throughout the European Union, offering a flexible range of quality professional products proudly manufactured in Austria.

Unterlass Studio Furniture Duodesk 60
Unterlass Studio Furniture’s Duodesk 60 in various configurations.

Today’s budget-conscious climate has resulted in many musicians choosing to record in their own highly- personalised workspaces, often at home. Design consciousness is arguably at an all-time high, but what do you do when what you want does not exist? Why, design and build it yourself, of course! Which is exactly what Austrian Arno Unterlass did: UNTERLASS Studio Furniture by name, studio furniture by nature.

So who better, then, to take up the UNTERLASS Studio Furniture story than the namesake company founder himself: “In 2009 I wanted to buy a desk for my own recording studio, but there was nothing on the market that fitted my needs, in terms of ergonomics, design, and materials. As a musician and producer myself, I knew exactly what I wanted: the look and feel of a studio — without having to buy a big analogue mixing console. I rendered the first prototype of the DUODESK 60 in 3D, then built it for real. This was exactly what I wanted — lacquered finish, open backs, and lots of space for rack units. The reason why I formed the company was that I got so many requests from people who wanted exactly the same desk.”

Billed as being a one-man media production workspace for recording, mastering, and mixing, today the DUODESK 60 is available as standard in a silk matt black lacquered finish for €1,780.00 EURO (excluding VAT). Featuring a cleverly-concealed cable management system, its two 10-degree-angled desktop-mounted side racks (10HE each), two front-facing floor-level vertical side racks (16HE each), and two rear-mounted horizontal racks (4HE each) all amount to a lot of rack space — surely enough to satisfy most recording requirements, while its ergonomic shape, look, and feel simplifies workflow, creating the impression of being in a professional studio environment — perfect for impressing clients, whether working in a fully professionally-designed studio or otherwise.

Various configuration options enhance the look, feel, and functionality of the DUODESK 60: deluxe (alternative ‘Zebrano’ wooden finish); flexi (extends the desk width by 20cm or 50cm); master (adds another angled 10HE rack space within the desk’s ‘sweet spot’); white (alternative colour finish). Pricing upon request.

Production time is approximately four weeks from order placement, and shipping is available from 100 EUR (excluding VAT), depending on destination. All desks are securely supplied flat-packed in a wooden crate with instructions for relatively simple self assembly. No need to widen any doors!

More information: UNTERLASS Studio Furniture / Duodesk 60

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DNR Collaborative releases MixControl Pro R5 (incl. RTAS) and announces DesignShare

DNR Collaborative has announced the official release of the RTAS version of MixControl Pro, its flagship mixing package.

DNR Collaborative MixControl Pro

This update brings various minor graphical optimizations, as well as RTAS format support and a newly updated manual. MixControl Pro R5 also includes a new standalone licensing version of the software, which allows MixControl Pro to be registered outside of the hosting environment and avoids numerous system-specific hosting issues that arise.

MixControl Pro R5 is now available for the price of $129 USD, or $79 USD for returning customers. A new payment plan option for $39/month is also now available for those looking for an easier way to pay. Purchasing a license for MixControl Pro gives you access to both Macintosh (AU/VST/RTAS) and PC (VST/RTAS) platforms simultaneously. No further licenses are necessary, and all formats are available in your user account directly after purchasing. Please test our demonstration versions thoroughly prior to purchasing, and please – RTFM.

DNR Collaborative has also announced the public launch of DesignShare, the new resource repository which caters to a wide range of media designers, developers and producers.

If you’ve ever gone searching for resources on a design-related subject and only found a few archives with spotty, forgotten about pages of invalid links and obscure, out-of-date information – fear not! DesignShare will contain all sorts of resources, easily searchable through tags or categories, for many different types of desginers. And all with NO ADS.

DesignShare is currently closed to new contributors, but new resources research can be requested by using the form on the front page to pass on your requirements.

More information: DNR Collaborative / MixControl Pro / DesignShare

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