Positive Grid has released version 2.0 of JamUp Pro XT, the latest version of its studio-grade, guitar/bass amp-and-effects modeling app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Pro XT brings a number of significant enhancements that solidify JamUp Pro’s place as the most comprehensive, feature-rich app of its type, and the one with the most authentic sound and feel.
One of the key features in the new release is Tone Sharing, which allows users to create, share and download user tones from JamUp’s cloud-based sharing site. Tone Sharing invites the player to check out presets from top artists, staff picks, a Preset of the Month, and user created tones from other JamUp users all over the world. The tone-creation possibilities of this new platform are virtually infinite. In addition, the sharing interface is ultra-intuitive, and many actions require just one finger-tap.
JamUp Pro XT features 26 authentic amp models and 34 effects for guitar & bass.
New in JamUp Pro XT v2.0
Tone sharing to share and download artist and user presets.
Griffin Technology StompBox support.
64 slot preset manager.
New bass expansion package.
New boutique expansion package.
Ultra low latency, 50% improvement.
Phrase Sampler added undo support.
Continuous speed adjust in iTunes JAM player.
JamUp Pro XT is available to purchase for the introductory price of $9.99 USD (regular $19.99 USD), the upgrade for JamUp Pro 1x owners is free.
Moog Music has announced the release of the MF-104M Analog Delay, its latest Moogerfooger analog effects module.
Moog Music’s MF-104M next generation analog delay effects pedal includes significant feature and function upgrades not found in other analog delay units.
The MF-104M features an all-analog signal path with 800ms of all analog delay time, 6 Waveshape LFO, Dedicated Tap Tempo switch assignable to Delay Time or LFO Rate, MIDI control and recall of every function, and Spillover Mode which has been the most popular modification to the MF-104.
The Classic MF-104 was designed by synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog and released in 2000. It utilized a special “Bucket Brigade” delay chip that allowed the effect to remain completely analog. Unfortunately, the supply of these chips was limited and the final MF-104 was sold in 2001. In 2005 there were two limited reissues of the Classic MF-104; the MF-104Z and the extremely rare MF-104SD, of which only 250 were made.
The new MF-104M Analog Delay utilizes the same vintage Bucket Brigade chips found in the Classic MF-104 and faithfully recreates the sound of its coveted predecessors. In addition, the MF-104M includes a number of customer requested feature and function upgrades.
“We’re very excited about this limited release of the MF-104M,” said Moog Music CEO, Mike Adams. “Many of the parts we use to create these amazing delays are completely original and incredibly hard to find. Since this will be the last of its kind, we have gone to great lengths to incorporate features and functions requested by customers over the last 12 years. The MF-104M delivers those rich, creamy, classic delays Moog is renowned for, but also has the ability to modulate the delay time and create effects not found in any other analog delay.“
Like all Moogerfoogers, the MF-104M is housed in a rugged steel chassis with wood sides and utilizes CV/Expression inputs for controlling Time, Rate, Feedback, Amount, and Mix. A Feedback Insert is also available for adding external effects to the delay line.
The MF-104M is available for a limited time at select dealers worldwide now, priced $699 USD.
Propellerhead has announced the release of new versions of their award-winning music making platform: Reason 6.5 and Reason Essentials 1.5.
New in these versions is the introduction of Rack Extensions—a groundbreaking new technology from Propellerhead that opens up the rack to third parties, enabling developers to create their own instruments and effects for Reason and allowing users to expand their collection of instruments and effects with the Reason devices they want.
Propellerhead has also opened the doors to the Propellerhead Shop—the central location for all Rack Extensions. All Rack Extensions are full Reason rack citizens, delivering the same ease of use and total integration as all other devices in the rack, including automation, unlimited undo and cables on the back as well as integration with Reason’s patch browser. In the Propellerhead Shop users can get fully functional thirty-day trial versions of all available Rack Extensions, downloaded and installed into the rack with a single click.
Extend Reason & Reason Essentials with racks by Propellerhead, Softube, FXpansion, iZotope, Sonic Charge, Audio Damage, PEFF, Synapse Audio, and Sugar Bytes.
“Rack Extensions combines all the things that musicians love about Reason with the creativity and inspiration that comes from having tons of instruments and effects at your fingertips. And it manages to do all that without any of the drawbacks of old plug-in technology. It really is the best of both worlds,” says Ernst Nathorst-Böös, Propellerhead CEO. “Reason 6.5 is an incredible update to Reason, changing the world of music making on computers, again.”
Reason 6.5 and Reason Essentials 1.5 are available as free upgrades for all owners of Reason 6 or Reason Essentials version 1, downloadable from the Propellerhead web site today. To get people started, Propellerhead offers the Pulsar Rack Extension—a dual LFO and mono synth with plenty of character—as a free download in the Propellerhead Shop to everyone who upgrades before September 30, 2012.
Reason, Reason Essentials and Balance are available now for purchase worldwide at the following suggested retail pricing:
Reason EUR €405 / USD $449
Reason Essentials EUR €120 / USD $129
Balance with Reason Essentials EUR €429 / USD $449 (Includes a free upgrade to Reason 6.5 for any registered Record or Reason owner)
Reason Upgrade EUR €149 / USD $169 (From any Reason version, and Balance)
Upgrade for Adapted/Limited/Essentials Owners EUR €299 / USD $329
FXpansion has revealed Etch Red, the Rack Extension version of the analogue-modelled filtering unit, which will be available for the upcoming Reason 6.5 by Propellerhead Software.
Etch: analogue-modelled filtering device coming to Reason 6.5
FXpansion Etch Red: an exciting and great-sounding filtering effect based on DCAM circuit-modelled technology and now available as a Reason Rack Extension.
Etch Red features dual filters with 38 available filter responses, realistic audio-rate FM, flexible routing, additional drive & compression stages, and our unique TransMod modulation system with 2 LFOs, envelopes and more.
Propellerhead has announced Polar, a new Rack Extension audio effect to be available at the launch of the next versions of Reason and Reason Essentials later this month.
Reason gets a dual pitch shifter with Propellerhead’s new Rack Extension Polar.
Polar is an old school harmonizing and pitch-shifter effect with a host of modern tricks up its sleeves. Designed for classic harmonizing, stereo widening, and real-time pitch shifting, Polar also invites users to experiment with buffer looping and audio freezing to create otherworldly effects.
Consisting of selectable dual pitch-shifters with classic, smooth and looping algorithms, Polar is created for singers, producers, guitarists and remixers looking for transparent pitch-shifting as well as creative ways of turning bland recordings into wide, evolving soundscapes. The built-in LFOs, auto-panning, envelope and buffer lock provide further sound sculpting possibilities, while delay and feedback turns single-note recordings into arpeggios.
Polar will be released simultaneously with version 6.5 of Reason and version 1.5 of Reason Essentials Q2 2012, at a price of $69 USD / 55 EUR.