Turnado is a revolutionary multi-effect tool, crafted especially for massive real-time audio manipulation. It combines unique and dynamic effects with the most intuitive and immediate control you can imagine. Just turn it on and crank it up.
In the studio, simply dial in your effect from a super-sweet selection of 24 pro-quality algorithms, then mash up your audio content with minimum fuss, quickly adding dynamic variation to your arrangements. Take it to the stage and unleash Turnado’s true power. With instant access to eight effects and immediate control over key parameters, Turnado is guaranteed to cause devastation on the dance floor, shredding beats and crunking breaks to insane proportions.
Turnado iPad Edition features
4 XY-Pads to control 2 Effects simultaneously (X,Y).
Integrated Player (iTunes File Sharing, Music Library, Factory Loops).
Sunsine Audio has announced the release of Vanishing Point, a dual gain stage silicon transistor fuzz featuring high-quality components and true bypass switching, designed for both traditional and electronic musicians.
The Vanishing Point fuzz is extremely sensitive to your instrument controls including volume, tone, pick-up selection etc. It can deliver both soft clipping (creamy tube-style distortion) as well as hard clipping (square-wave fuzz distortion).
Roll the Shape and Fuzz knobs, or your guitars volume knob back and you will find a slightly distorted and boosted classic overdrive sound, bringing to mind pushed pre-amp tubes. Crank the knobs up and it smears into a velvety chainsaw fuzz, chopping the guitar signal into a squarewave and delivering shades of late-60s nostalgia. Additionally, turning the volume knob up provides enough additional gain to overdrive the first stage of an amp. Stomp the effect off, and you have your original signal, unaffected in any way.
Designed with a very wide frequency response range to accommodate guitars and basses as well as synthesizers, drum machines, vocals, iPads and just about anything else – this pedal does not weaken your bass frequencies. Perfect for rudely smashing up beats or adding some analog grit or bite to any signal.
Manufactured in the USA utilizing high quality parts. Entirely hand drilled, wired and assembled with love, including testing and selecting “matched” transistors to ensure quality and consistency. Each unit is numbered, signed and dated and comes with a One Year Service Warranty on all electronic parts.
Vanishing Point features
Dual Gain Stage.
Hard and Soft Clipping.
High Quality Components.
Hand Wired and Assembled.
Numbered, Signed, Dated.
One Year Electronics Warranty.
Rugged Aluminium Knobs and Enclosure.
Designed for all musicians.
The Vanishing Point effect unit is available to purchase for $140 USD.
Audiofile Engineering has announced Vio, the first app for iPhone and iPad released under their new Square B brand.
Morph and shape your voice by exploring Vio’s mesmerizing and unique user interface, watch the entrancing graphics, and hear the transformation of your voice.
Vio is an amazing app for anyone who wants to experience their voice transformed beyond imagination. In the hands of an experienced musician or producer, Vio is a serious creative tool to design new vocal sounds.
Sonic adventures – always in tune Build sonic universes from your own voice. The innovative audio engine behind Vio goes far beyond existing voice effects to create novel, futuristic vocal styles. Vio’s sound spaces vary in character from edgy and energetic to mellow and relaxing. Vio surprises and inspires your creativity: you may not intend to do something, and it comes out cool. Whether you are an amateur or seasoned professional, Vio’s pitch correction technology ensures that everyone sounds in tune and is beautifully harmonized.
Touch Control Explore each sound space by touching Vio’s swirling particle vortex. Move the vortex around the screen and change how your voice is transformed – harmony is added or subtracted, melodies emerge and disappear, and reverberations shape shift.
Looping Double-tap the screen, loop what you have just sung or hummed, and focus on morphing your sound with the particle visualizer.
Recording & Sharing Record your performances and share them via email, SoundCloud, Dropbox, or iTunes file sharing. Choose between compressed and high quality audio files.
Advanced Features Visit http://squareb.co/vio/ to learn about advanced features like changing keys and recording high quality audio.
Vio for iOS is avaialble to purchase for $2.99 USD.
The Analogue Ableton series is designed so that the user has a highly usable suite of tools inspired and modelled on true outboard analogue hardware. The unmistakable sound of analogue is present in each one of the fifteen audio effect racks contained within this package.
Analogue Ableton Producer Toolkit 2 features
2254R Compressor – Modelled on a the popular 2254R outboard compressor from Neve.
A-3630 Compressor – Modelled on the workhorse 3630 compressor from Alesis.
L2 Compressor – Modelled on the well known Waves hardware compressor.
MSI 525 Compressor – Modelled on a popular 500 series compressor.
Retro Compressor – Modelled on a collection of outboard compressors built for Abbey Road.
RNLA7239 Compressor – Modelled on FMR’s flagship compressor.
Smart C2 Compressor – Modelled on the boutique Smart Research compressor.
Super Band Pass Filter – A wild multi-layer filter for analogue depth and character.
Analogue Band Pass Filter – Lush sound and character in an easy to use rack.
Analogue High Pass Filter – Designed for both producers and DJ’s.
Analogue Low Pass Filter – Designed for both producers and DJ’s.
Analogue Notch Filter – Analogue motion and character.
Depth Filter – Full of character and motion, an MSI favourite.
Complex EQ – For detailed mixing and mastering duties.
Lode Star Drums – Transform your drums with this unique rack.
Analogue Ableton Producer Toolkit 2 is available to purchase for £5 GBP.
Unfiltered Audio has launched G8, a dynamic gate Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.
G8 version 1.1 features “hysteresis”, which gives G8 a “bottom threshold” that your sound must pass below before the gate closes back up.
G8 is a high-quality noise gate with many advanced and useful features, including CV control over everything, Hysteresis, a Reject Output, a Flip Mode, and more. Without a doubt, G8 is the most fully featured noise gate available for Reason.
Use it for noise removal, transient shaping, amplitude-dependent effects routing, glitchy rhythms, and much more. A large number of presets and combinator patches will get you started!
The G8 Rack Extension is available to purchase for 25 EUR.
Boscomac has announced Freezbee, a free Reaktor ensemble for freezing audio.
Who has never dreamed to suspend sound like a frisbee in the sky?
FREEZBEE is an effect that freezes an incoming signal. A buffer stores a few seconds of sound and keeps it in the air as long as you want. You can link the button “freeze” to a controller (footswitch for example) and act in two modes: GATE or LATCH. There is a lowpass filter to soften the frozen signal and the stereo jitter allows spatialize the result. Originally designed for guitar, Freezbee works with any mono source …
The Freezbee ensemble is a free download, donations are accepted.
BOSS has announced three next-generation compact pedals featuring innovative Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP).
Powered by this important new technology, the TE-2 Tera Echo, DA-2 Adaptive Distortion, and MO-2 Multi Overtone pedals deliver an amazing range of dynamic and expressive sonic textures, providing guitarists an exciting new set of tools to dramatically expand their tonal range.
Roland’s innovative Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP) analyzes audio signals in many dimensions and applies ideal effects to each. By giving different dynamic changes relative to the input signal in real time, MDP can create bold, all-new sounds with a previously unattainable range of expression.
Roland TE-2 Tera Echo, DA-2 Adaptive Distortion & MO-2 Multi Overtone pedals.
New BOSS pedals
TE-2 Tera Echo — The TE-2 delivers amazing new ambience effects that go far beyond traditional reverb and delay processing. MDP produces an incredibly deep and spacious sound, dramatically enhancing the straight guitar tone without overwhelming it. With simple, familiar stompbox controls and incredible dynamic sensitivity, an extremely wide range of inspiring sounds can be achieved. In addition, the TE-2’s expressive Freeze function allows players to hold the current effect sound for lead backing and unique sound effects.
DA-2 Adaptive Distortion — Unlike standard distortion pedals that process the entire guitar signal with a single effect, the MDP-powered DA-2 adapts the sound in real time to create the ideal tone for every register. The result is a rich, musical distortion that plays well all over the guitar neck, from tight, edgy low-string tones to fat, smooth highs. With the power of MDP, the DA-2’s distortion is amazingly responsive to playing dynamics, and every note can be heard with high definition, even when playing two or more notes at the same time.
MO-2 Multi Overtone — The MO-2 provides incredibly distinctive and expressive tones only possible with the magic of MDP. Using the guitar’s rich harmonic overtones as a starting point, the MO-2 builds completely unique sounds that enhance and thicken the normal tone. Three different modes offer diverse sound-shaping options, while the DETUNE knob unlocks a wide range of impressive modulation effects. From shimmery multi-string resonance to flute-like transparency to powerful textures reminiscent of organs and synths, the MO-2 brings a variety of all-new dynamic resonance characteristics to guitarists everywhere.
Diablo FX, a new player in the guitar market, introduces a truly innovative solution for effects pedal players: Sound Control 6.
The Sound Control system is the first wireless all-in-one effects pedal management system which enables guitar players to turn on and off multiple analog or digital effects in one stomp. Sound Control 6 is unique because of its wireless design, which means no cords and power strips at the front of the stage or in the way at practice.
Sound Control 6 is the first high fidelity, versatile pedal management system allowing any combination of effects pedals.
Sound Control 6 features
Convenience Everyone who uses pedals when performing experiences the same dilemma: set-up and break-down takes forever, power cords clutter up the stage and the performers had better be very practiced and skilled to stomp on the right pedal, or combination of pedals, at the right time. Joseph Lockyer, co-founder of Diablo FX, was no stranger to these challenges, and, playing more and bigger gigs, he really needed a simpler solution. At that point, he and Rick Schwab invented a new wireless pedal, the first of its kind: Sound Control 6, to be introduced to the world for the first time at NAMM 2013. “I will never go back to pushing pedals again, because Sound Control 6 makes everything so easy. My set-up takes me about seven minutes now: take out my amps, plug in, take out my wireless pedal and put it on stage, and I’ll go have a beer while the rest of the guys are still setting up,” Lockyer says with a grin and adds “At the end of the night, I pick up my pedal, throw it in the bag, close my box up and I’m done.”
Control Not only is set-up easy, playing with Sound Control 6 makes your performance simpler and better. It is hard to turn a number of pedals on and off at the same time, within half a second. Even the most practiced players easily miss pedals again and again. Sound Control 6 can be placed anywhere on stage and it allows to control up to six effects pedals or effects loops. Simply select the pedals you want to be “on” for up to four different channels. Now, you can turn on or off up to six pedals on each channel with one button push. Listening to all the changes that happen with just one button click is amazing: turning on the EQ, adding analog delay, a little reverb – players appreciate the huge benefit to be able to do all those things without having to perform the usual “tap dance”.
High fidelity When a pedal is not in use, Sound Control 6 bypasses it altogether. When using stomp boxes, the audio signal is degraded traveling through various pedals in line, regardless whether they are turned on or off. With Sound Control 6, however, a pedal that is not in use, will be physically bypassed, so the audio signal is not going through that pedal at all. This allows for minimal signal disruption. Another factor is the length of cable run across the stage. With regular stomp boxes, the signal has to travel through 75 feet of cord or more. Sound Control 6 only requires a couple of feet of cable to be connected, further decreasing loss of fidelity.
Versatility Sound Control 6 allows for great versatility. “You can use it for up to six effects on each of the four channels, or as an amp switching device or use it as an effects loop for a digital processor. You can do so many things with it, it’s crazy” says Lockyer.
Sound Control 6 is available to purchase for MSRP $599 USD.