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BOSS announces GP-10, GT-001, VE-2 & GT-100 version 2.0 update

BOSS has announced the GP-10 and GT-001 guitar processors, the VE-2 vocal harmonist, and a version 2.0 update of the GT-100 amp effects processor.

BOSS GP-10

GP-10: Guitar Processor

The new GP-10 puts a universe of amazing tones and tunings at your command, all in one compact processor that’s affordable and easy to use. With a Roland GK-compatible pickup on your guitar, the GP-10 lets you transform your sound into numerous classic electric and acoustic guitar types, basses, and even analog-modeled synths, including the legendary Roland GR-300. Not stopping there, you have access to instant altered tunings, including popular open tunings, 12-string tones, and “down” tunings that are essential for today’s ultra-heavy rock styles.

The versatile GP-10 also functions as a full-featured multi-effects processor for both GK and normal pickups, giving you a huge selection of COSM® amps and effects for live playing and studio recording. In addition, USB connectivity lets you capture GP-10 tones directly into your DAW, and you can even play computer-based soft synths from your axe with the GP-10’s guitar-to-MIDI convertor!

GT-001: Guitar Effects Processor

The GT-001 packs the acclaimed amps and effects of the flagship GT-100 Version 2.0 in a stylish desktop processor for your home studio or mobile rig. Its small size fits easily into any workspace, while the intuitive interface makes it simple to dial up world-class tones for recording and practice.

BOSS GT-001

In addition to the guitar input, an XLR mic input is included for capturing vocals or acoustic instruments, and the built-in USB audio/MIDI interface provides a direct connection for creating music with your favorite DAW.

Like the GT-100, the GT-001 offers powerful sound creation possibilities with dual amps and effects chains and flexible routing options. On top of that, a newly developed guitar-to-MIDI function lets you have fun with Guitar Friend Jam and other computer programs from a normal guitar input—no special pickup required! Available as a free download, the BOSS TONE STUDIO software provides a cool graphical interface for tweaking tones from your computer, plus access to BOSS TONE CENTRAL for free studio-ready patches and much more.

BOSS VE-2

VE-2: Vocal Harmonist

Combining sophisticated sound with simple operation, the VE-2 Vocal Harmonist delivers a complete effects solution for all singers, particularly those that perform with guitar. This portable, battery-powered stompbox has everything you need to create polished, studio-quality sounds everywhere you sing, from concert stages and street performances to practicing and having fun at home.

The VE-2 magically creates beautiful harmonized vocals that follow your singing, with pitch that automatically tracks the chords played on a connected guitar, a preset key, or a combination of the two. Using one of these three operation modes, it’s easy to create perfect real-time harmonies in any key, even if you have no experience with gear or music theory.

In addition to harmony, the VE-2 provides essential effects to enhance your voice, such as high-quality reverb/delay and an enhancer with real-time pitch correction. Also included is a USB audio function that allows you to connect to your computer and easily capture impressive VE-2 vocal sounds for music recordings, social media videos, and more.

GT-100: Amp Effects Processor

With the new GT-100 Version 2.0 update, BOSS’ flagship multi-effects processor is now even more powerful than before, adding a host of great new features to its already formidable arsenal.

BOSS GT-100

Two new amp types are included, along with cutting-edge MDP effects, an acoustic guitar simulator, and an improved rotary effect. A convenient Guitar-to-MIDI function is on board as well, letting you have fun with Guitar Friend Jam and other computer software using your normal guitar.

The GT-100’s USB audio capabilities have been expanded too, providing greater flexibility for re-amping applications. And with the BOSS TONE STUDIO software, you can now edit GT-100 patches from a friendly graphical interface on your computer.

More information: BOSS

BluGuitar introduces Amp1 guitar amplifier

BluGuitar has announced Amp1, a new analogue guitar amp unit.

BluGuitar Amp1
The Amp1 by Thomas Blug, renowned guitarist and official “Strat King of Europe”.

Amp1 is a fully analogue guitar amp with four channels amplified by a newly designed 100-watt Class D tube power amp. The amp sets new standards in terms of power, vitality, responsiveness and genuinely analogue output stage behaviour – the only Class D power amp to offer a PowerSoak. Amp1 features a Clean Channel and three Overdrive channels. Each of the four channels can be supplemented with an extra portion of gain via the built-in Boost control. Thanks to Amp1’s unique Custom Controls, guitarists can even customise the responsiveness and tonal character of each of the four channels to their own personal needs in order to maximise their individual tone.

Amp1 is perfect for use without a loudspeaker, just with headphones or for “Silent Recording”. You can use Amp1 like an amp head on top of your cab, connect it up to your effects board and stompboxes, or simply use it like an FX pedal on the floor in front of you. Amp1’s three footswitches let you select between the Clean/Vintage/Classic/Modern channels, with Boost and Reverb settings either on or off.

With Amp1 it’s possible to build a complete 100-watt guitar amp and effects setup on a single pedalboard for the first time ever. This will really help reduce the amount of cabling guitarists will need to use, which not only benefits their tone, but will also save the pro player an awful lot of time with assembly and clear-up before and after the gig.

Amp1 & Remote1

Using the optional Remote1 foot pedal, all of Amp1’s functions can be directly selected via 9 switches. These settings can be stored as presets. There are 4 Banks with 9 Presets available. Consistent with the Presets, Remote1’s MIDI out can be used to switch programmes on external MIDI-capable effect devices.

Alternatively, the optional MIDI1 Adapter allows players to control Amp1 with their own favourite MIDI foot pedals. For players who want to integrate their favourite FX pedals into the Amp1 guitar system, the optional Looper-Kit extension (featuring four true bypass relay loops) is available, making pedalboard tap dancing and sound loss a thing of the past.

BluGuitar Amp1 is available in stores from June 2014, priced at RRP 649 EUR. BluGuitar Remote1 retails at 349 EUR; BluGuitar Looper-Kit is 249 EUR, and the BluGuitar MIDI1 Adapter costs 49 EUR.

The Amp1 guitar amplifier system and the 61 Masterbuilt electric guitar are introduced at Musikmesse 2014, in Hall 4.0, Stand H10.

More information: BluGuitar

Boscomac releases Bit Torsion free distortion effect for Reaktor

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Boscomac has announced Bit Torsion, a free distortion effect for Native Instruments Reaktor.

Boscomac Bit Torsion
Boscomac’s Bit Torsion for Reaktor offers “animated distortion”.

As its name suggests, it’s not an emulation of bagpipes but rather an effect of mass destruction of signal. Particularly effective on Drums, I define it as a “Animated distortion.”

“Distortion” because it is here to reduce the bit, the sample rate, add gain, feedback, filtering frequency, clipping, folding, etc. “Animated” because this module has a random sequencer particular: the user chooses the settings, the direction and intensity of modulation that follows data generated randomly. Hmm, what a program!

Bit Torsion is available as a free download (requires full version of Reaktor 5.9). Donations are appreciated.

More information: Boscomac

Musicrow Golden Ensembles 3 for Reaktor 50% off

Musicrow has launched a limited time sale on Golden Ensembles 3, offering the bundle of 45 instrument and effect ensembles for Native Instruments Reaktor at a 50% discount.

Musicrow Golden Ensembles 3

Synthesizers, effects, innovative and creative audio tools- Musicrow Reaktor Ensembles are packed, with hundreds of presets ready to be used!

Golden Ensembles 3 includes the two mega-synths Ebola and Cobra, Bass Lab, and many other impressive synthesizers and instruments. In addition, it contains classic processor emulations like Vintage Chorus and Crow Plate Reverb, and unique sound design tools such as Executer, White FX, Sound Pilot and other Reaktor ensembles.

Whether you are a music producer, a soundtrack composer, a mixer, or a sound designer- these reaktor ensembles will add new beautiful and unique colors to your sound palette!

The bundle is available to purchase for 85 EUR until February 28th, 2014 (regular 169 EUR).

More information: Musicrow / Golden Ensembles 3

Sugar Bytes releases Effectrix iPad Edition

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Sugar Bytes has announced the release of Effectrix iPad Edition, an app for creative and efficient music production.

Sugar Bytes Effectrix iPad Edition
Sugar Bytes’s game-changing tool for creative and efficient music production is now available on the iPad.

Effectrix is the industry standard for audio manipulation. Always tight and as easy to use as finger paint.

On the iPad, Effectrix shows off it´s incredible usability. Just grab and draw Effects for immediate results. All common interfaces such as Inter App Audio or Audio Bus are supported. Effectrix works in Auria and also will import songs from your iTunes library.

Effectrix iPad Edition features

  • Integrated Player (iTunes File Sharing, Music Library, Factory Loops).
  • Integrated Recorder (various options: Start/Stop/Sync/Length).
  • Live Modus (Inputs & Outputs selectable).
  • Inter-App Audio (Effect) & Audiobus Support (Sender & Effect).
  • Audiocopy / Audiopaste.
  • Full MIDI Support (Virtual, Network, Extern).
  • MIDI Clock Sync.
  • 20 fine loops installed.
  • 230 factory presets (100 global, ca. 9 per effect).
  • Redesigned GUI for perfect touch experience.

The app is available to purchase for $17.99 USD.

More information: Sugar Bytes / Effectrix iPad Edition

Audiomeals releases Talkie Box software

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Audiomeals has launched Talkie Box, a walkie-talkie, radio, and telephone voice designer software for Windows and Mac.

Talkie Box is a prototype “all-in-one” audio tool develop to create & design radio voice effects for films & games.

Talkie Box features

  • Walkie-Talkie Emulator: Includes distortion, 3-Band Parametric EQ, High Pass, Low Pass, BandStop and Resonance filters.
  • Radio-Telephone Emulator:
    • Limit your frequency bandwidth. Includes 3-Band Parametric EQ, Resonance & BandPass filters.
    • Dial Pad: Telephone Dial Pad with real sounds. Create your own dialing sounds sequence.
  • Noise Laboratory:
    • Design your own radio background noise and interferences sounds.
    • Up to 6 different noise signals. Control FM Gen parameters via XY Pad.
    • Includes High Pass & Low Pass filters and 3-Band Parametric EQ.
    • Noise Lab Sampler: Once the desired background noise has been designed, you can also trigger this noise as if it were a sampler via Noise Pad. Triggering envelope designer included.
  • Convolution Lab:
    • Design your own voice noisy sounds. Add some noise and bad reception sounds to your voice.
    • Input signal is convolved trough different noisy sound signals. Up to 6 different noisy sound signals. Control FM Gen parameters via XY Pad.
    • Includes a 3-Band Parametric EQ.
    • Input depending mode available. Allows activating or deactivating the convolution lab sound depending the input level.
    • For example, you can create some noisy voice sounds and activate them only when the input level is high, so you will only hear these sounds when your voice is louder, creating some interesting and realistic effects.
  • Sampler:
    • Up to 6 pre-loaded radio & walkie-talkie sounds available.
    • You can also load your own sample; triggering envelope designer.
    • Includes a 3-Band Parametric EQ.
    • Morse Code Test Tone Generator: Generate your own Morse Code messages.
  • Plug-in Strip Rack:
    • You can load up to 2 plug-ins (VST/AU) into the audio chain.
    • Serial & Parallel plug-in processing options.
    • Save & Load plug-in presets. Export .fxp files.
  • Master EQ: Includes a 3-Band Parametric EQ, High Pass & Low Pass filters.
  • Compressor: Add some compression or limiting to your audio signal.
  • Bitter: Add some extra distortion by reducing the sample rate.
  • Input & Output Routing: Send audio from any DAW/Audio Editor to TalkieBox or from TalkieBox to any software.
  • MIDI: MIDI Learn. Control any fader & sampler pad via MIDI device.
  • Recording:
    • 8/16/24/32-bits & WAV/AIFF Formats.
    • Simultaneously dry/wet recording mode available; it allows you to process again the original source content (your voice) to apply some edits or to create some variations before the final recording.
  • Audio Player: Play any file from your computer into Talkie Box.
  • Video Player: Play video files from your computer for better audio/video synchronization.
  • Preset Manager: Create your own presets. Store & recall the whole session data.

Talkie Box for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $10 USD / 8 EUR.

More information: Audiomeals / Talkie Box

PreSonus introduces Add-ons for new Studio One 2.6.2

PreSonus has announced it is now shipping Studio One 2.6.2, the latest update to its award-winning DAW software.

The company is also shipping three new Add-ons for Studio One: Ampire XT Metal Pack Extension, Goldbaby Essentials Vintage Drum Machines, and Studio One Artist MP3 Converter.

Studio One 2.6.2 introduces support for Add-ons, which are program extensions, soundsets, plug-ins, and other assets exclusively for Studio One 2.6.2 and higher. Add-ons are available for purchase directly from the PreSonus online store. The update also fixes a few known issues.

Ampire XT Metal Pack
The Ampire XT Metal Pack Add-on includes 6 new amp models and 6 new speaker-cabinet emulations.

Studio One Add-ons

  • The Ampire XT Metal Pack is an extension for PreSonus’ Ampire XT Native Effects™ plug-in that includes six new amp models and six new speaker-cabinet emulations designed specifically for metal guitarists. It also includes a brand-new Metal Drumkit for the Impact virtual drum instrument.
  • Goldbaby Essentials is an exclusive soundset for PreSonus’ Impact virtual drum instrument that features a collection of 500 vintage analog and digital drum machine and beatbox samples. Designed by acclaimed producer and sound designer Goldbaby, the sounds in this set have been meticulously sampled, edited, and post-processed using analog tape machines and studio tools. Goldbaby Essentials comes with 32 ready-to-play Impact drum kit presets and 124 new Musicloops.
  • MP3 Converter is an extension that adds professional-quality (up to 320 kB/s) MP3 encoding and drag-and-drop MP3 decoding to Studio One Artist 2.6.2 and higher.

PreSonus Studio One Add-ons can be purchased directly online and are installed by dragging-and-dropping on the Studio One application icon or window.

Ampire XT Metal Pack and Goldbaby Essentials cost $29.99 USD each, and MP3 Converter is $9.99 USD. The Studio One 2.6.2 update is free to all registered users of Studio One 2.

More information: PreSonus / Studio One

Studio Devil intros AmpliFIRE

Studio Devil has announced AmpliFIRE, a new amp-modeling/multi-effects floor pedal in collaboration with Atomic Amplifiers.

Atomic AmpliFire

Studio Devil and Atomic Amplifiers have teamed up to bring world class amplifier modeling to an amazingly compact and standalone unit for both floor pedal and desktop use…more to be unveiled in the days to come at NAMM 2014…

Studio Devil will be showing this amazing product at the NAMM Show 2014 in Anaheim, California from January 23rd through January 26th… stop by Studio Devil in Booth #6721 Hall A to see this amazing product in person!

More information: Studio Devil