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Apogee launches MiC 96k

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Apogee Electronics has announced the release of MiC 96k, a professional quality microphone for GarageBand on iPad, iPhone and Mac.

Apogee MiC 96k

Apogee MiC 96k is a digital microphone designed to deliver studio quality recording you can take anywhere. Use MiC 96k to record vocals, spoken word, acoustic guitar, piano, drums…anything! Inspired by the most revered and classic microphones in history, MiC 96k is designed to sound amazing and be easy to use with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac.

MiC 96k combines a microphone, microphone preamp and an A/D converter into one compact device. Apogee has carefully designed each part of MiC 96k to deliver the lowest noise and highest quality signal possible for a digital microphone. And it all fits in your pocket.

MiC 96k features

  • PureDIGITAL connection for pristine sound quality.
  • Studio quality cardioid condenser microphone.
  • Up to 96kHz, 24-bit analog-to-digital conversion.
  • Studio quality microphone preamp with up to 40dB of gain.
  • No configuration, just plug in and record.
  • Control knob allows easy input level adjustment.
  • Multicolor LED for status indication and input level monitoring.
  • Designed for vocal and acoustic instrument recording.
  • Also great for recording interviews, podcasts, voice overs, and audio for DSLR video.
  • All metal construction.
  • Extremely compact and portable.
  • Works with GarageBand.
  • Bus-powered by iPad, iPhone or Mac (no batteries or external power required).
  • Made in the U.S.A.

The MiC 96k is now shipping worldwide, priced at $229 USD.

More information: Apogee Electronics / MiC 96k

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discoDSP updates OS X installers (Logic Pro X & GarageBand X compatibility)

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discoDSP has announced that it has updated all its OS X installers to get increased compatibility with Logic Pro X and the new GarageBand X.

Changes in discoDSP installers

  • Added default Logic / GarageBand plug-in preset.
  • Added Smart Control bindings for registered versions.
  • Sandbox folders detection and support.

Updated demo installers are available at the discoDSP website. Registered customers can download new setup files at the discoDSP Members Area.

More information: discoDSP

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Apple updates GarageBand for Mac & iOS (iWork and iLife)

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Apple GarageBand

Apple has announced its next generation iWork & iLife apps for OS X & iOS, including new versions of GarageBand for iOS and GarageBand for Mac.

GarageBand for Mac has received its biggest update ever with a fresh new look, all new Sound Library, and amazing new features, like Drummer and Smart Controls, giving you everything you need to easily make a great-sounding song.

GarageBand for iOS has been updated to match the look and feel of iOS 7 and taps the power of 64-bit to bring musicians a full recording studio with up to 32 tracks. With iOS 7 Inter-App Audio you can record third-party music apps right into GarageBand, and AirDrop allows you to wirelessly share your song projects with other iOS users so you can work on songs together.

iCloud helps keep your song projects up to date across your devices, and users can start a song on iOS and pick up where they left off using GarageBand for Mac.

GarageBand for Mac and iOS are free for all OS X Mavericks and iOS 7 users. Additional GarageBand instruments and sounds are available for a one-time in-app purchase of £2.99 GBP for each platform.

More information: Apple / GarageBand

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Samplephonics releases 909 drum sample library

Samplephonics has released 909, a multi-sampled drum hits sound library.

Samplephonics 909
The Kontakt version of Samplephonics 909 comes with a custom sequencer.

Expect to find over 4000 24 Bit Wav samples, meticulously sampled through two inputs, one clean, and one through a Thermionic Culture ‘Culture Vulture’ to provide some real analogue tube warmth and extra beef!

This sample library is available to download with a deeply scripted sequencer for Kontakt 5 (please note the full version of Kontakt 5 is required to run this and the instrument only works in demo mode with the Kontakt Free Player.) Create, copy, paste and edit patterns and even play live. We’ve kept many features true to the original (and added a few more necessities) and we believe this to be the closest software equivelent to the real thing.

Take your music back to it’s roots and inject some truly authentic drum samples into your next production. The 909 is back!

Samplephonics 909 features

  • 4054 24 Bit Wav samples, available in 96khz and 44.1khz sample rates.
  • Clean and real Analogue Tube input sources available.
  • Custom sequencer for Kontakt 5.
  • Sampler Instruments for Ableton, Reason, Logic/Garageband and Kontakt 4.2.

The sample library is available in 96kHz & 44.1kHz versions, priced at £49 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics / 909

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IK Multimedia announces iRig BlueBoard

IK Multimedia has announced the iRig BlueBoard, the first Bluetooth MIDI pedalboard for iPhone, iPad and Mac.

Winner of the iLounge “Best in Show” at the recent CES, iRig® BlueBoard, a groundbreaking new Bluetooth MIDI pedalboard for iPhone, iPad and Mac, which gives you: the guitarists, bassists and keyboard players hands-free control of mobile and Mac music apps.

IK Multimedia iRig BlueBoard

iRig BlueBoard is a great addition to any mobile or studio rig for live performance and recording. You can use it to extend control of your preferred music apps by switching presets, changing sounds or modifying effects parameters – all hands-free. You don’t have to put down your instrument, and can remain focused on your performance.

Any music app or software that is MIDI compatible (the standard communication protocol for musical instruments) – such as IK’s AmpliTube, VocaLive, SampleTank, iGrand – or any other Core-MIDI-compatible app like Apple GarageBand, can be operated wirelessly with iRig BlueBoard.

This ultra-portable unit uses Bluetooth 4.0 technology to transmit the actions of its four onboard, backlit footswitches and its two optional external pedals to the mobile device or Mac. Then using the included iRig BlueBoard app and software, the Bluetooth signals are converted into MIDI messages and routed internally to the music app that’s running on the device.

Because it’s wireless, iRig BlueBoard lets you setup onstage without being tethered to your mobile device. The unit’s range is 10 meters (over 32 feet), giving musicians a great deal of mobility to roam the stage that would be impossible with a wired unit. Because the footswitches are backlit, they’re easy to see in all lighting conditions, even on a dark stage. Additionally, the fact that iRig uses wireless Bluetooth leaves all the wired ports of the device free, so they can be used simultaneously by interfaces or controllers that feature the 30-pin or Lightning connector, like IK’s iRig HD, iRig MIDI or iRig Keyboard, and adapters or microphones that use the device mini-jack such as iRig or iRig MIC.

iRig BlueBoard features

  • Bluetooth MIDI pedalboard (10m/32.8′ range).
  • 4 backlit switches for sending program, bank and other MIDI messages.
  • 2 1/4″ inputs for optional expression pedals or switches that can used for sending continuous controller or on/off messages.
  • BlueBoard iOS app runs in background on mobile device or Mac, and translates Bluetooth messages to MIDI.
  • Runs on standard AAA batteries.
  • Small enough to fit in a laptop bag.

iRig BlueBoard is priced at $99.99 USD / 79.99 EUR MSRP (excl. tax), and will be available in the second quarter of 2013.

More information: IK Multimedia / iRig BlueBoard

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Samplerbanks releases Neo Soul Keys for Reason 6, iOS Garagaband and more

Gospelmusicians Neo Soul Keys

Samplerbanks has released Neo Soul Keys, an electric piano sample library, now in the long-awaited Reason format as well.

Samplerbanks proudly present Neo Soul Keys – the electric piano recorded in the North Avenue Studio (Orange City, Florida) has a very specific “phat” and warm personality. Coupled with the personality of the mastermind and top gospel musician Jamal Hartwell (Gospelmusicians) behind the concept of Neo Soul Keys proved to be a winning combination!

Realism was absolute number one goal and with vintage modeled effects, complex impulse response algorithms, and tweak-able knobs for ultimate control Neo Soul keys offers the best EP experience ever produced in a plug-in.

Additional goal was to make sure that if musicians were not able to take an electric piano to the studio or to gig this plugin would be the very next thing – just load the iOS Garageband version into you iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch and take it whereever you go!

Neo Soul Keys features

  • 2.6 – 1.1 GB sample data depending on format.
  • 12 velocity layers for Sustain and Release samples.
  • Additional multilayered sample sets for Key Down, Key Up, Staccato noises.
  • Tine / Bark samples sets for more hollow / bite to get the Neo Soul feelin’.
  • Vintage modeled vibrato.
  • Reason 6 version – use of new effects like Pulveriser, The Echo, Line 6 Guitar Amp.

Neo Soul Keys is available to purchase as a ReFill for Propellerheads Reason 6 for £79.99 GBP, NI Kontakt Player 4/5 for £99.99 GBP, Apple Garagaband iOS 5 version for iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch for £ 79.99 GBP, and Yamaha MOTIF ES / XS / XF for £24.95 GBP.

More information: Samplerbanks / Neo Soul Keys

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Apple updates Logic Pro to v9.1.4

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Apple Logic Studio

Apple has released version 9.1.4 of Logic Pro, the music production software for Mac.

You already know how to write great music. Logic Pro 9 streamlines the technical side of things, so you can record, edit, and mix it, too. Whether you work in a state-of-the-art studio or in your garage, now you can easily put the power of the most advanced tools to work for your projects. Tap into a huge collection of instruments, sounds, and loops for inspiration. Get set up and recording quickly. Perform complex edits in a fraction of the time. And mix down projects of any scale with full automation and surround capabilities. It’s a pro studio that’s not just for pros.

Changes in Logic Pro v9.1.4

  • Compatibility
    • Logic can now open songs created by GarageBand for iPad.
  • Performance and Stability
    • Logic now provides more specific messaging when playback is stopped because of hard drive performance issues.
    • Resolves an issue in which Logic sometimes performed very slowly after a project that was saved without assets was consolidated.
    • Logic no longer quits unexpectedly when copying, pasting, or swapping voices between slots in Ultrabeat.
  • 64-bit Mode
    • Resolves an issue in 64-bit mode in which a generic interface for some 32-bit plug-ins was displayed.
  • Automation
    • Resolves an issue in which moving a region to a different Arrange track assigned to the same channel strip could cause automation to be deleted.
    • Drag-copy of automation curves now works as expected on grouped tracks.
    • Moving an automation node that lies between two other nodes of the same value to the left or right no longer causes it to decrease by -0.1 db in value.
    • Resolves an issue introduced in Logic 9.1 in which performing Undo after using the “Move Visible Track Automation to Region” command would delete the automation.
  • Audio Editing
    • Resolves an issue in which performing Undo after creating an alias for a region would shorten the region in No Overlap mode.
    • Audio Regions that contain slashes in the name can now be successfully merged using the Glue Tool or Merge command.
    • Quantization of audio regions that have stretched or compressed and contain tempo information now works reliably.
    • Quantize and Q-Strength now work properly on regions created by exporting a Comp from a Take Folder.
    • Resolves an issue where lengthening an audio region could sometimes cause the audio to unexpectedly stretch.
    • Performing Undo after flattening Takes on a group of flexed tracks now works as expected.
    • Takes no longer sometimes display as soloed when their parent Take folder is disclosed but not selected.
    • Resolves an issue in which moving a take region with Quick Swipe Comping disabled sometimes did not move the corresponding take region(s) in tracks within the same Edit Group.
    • Fixes an issue in which dividing a take region that had been created by merging several take regions together could cause the area to the right of the edit to disappear.
    • Resolves an issue in which moving a take region with Quick Swipe Comping disabled sometimes did not move the corresponding take region(s) in tracks within the same Edit Group.
    • Fixes an issue in which dividing a take region that had been created by merging several take regions together could cause the area to the right of the edit to disappear.
    • Resolves an issue in which importing a Take folder into a project with a matching track could cause existing takes to be removed from Take folders in the original track.
  • Control Surface Support
    • Resolves an issue introduced in Logic 9.1.2 in which pickup mode for generic control surfaces did not work as expected.
  • General
    • Resolves an issue in which the key commands Next Screenset and Previous Screenset were reversed.
    • If the Startup Action preference is set to “Ask,” it is again possible to open a project by dragging it onto the Logic icon while the Startup window is open.
    • The default region quantize setting is now maintained after importing channel strips from another project.

Logic Pro is available to purchase as part of Logic Studio for $499 USD.

More information: Apple / Logic Pro

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