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Xchange Market Platform launches Epix Bundle 10

Epix Bundle 10

Xchange Market Platform has announced the release of Epix Bundle 10, a package of music and audio production tools derived from a unique collaboration of 25 of the world’s best known producers of music technology products.

This bundle includes 41 high quality software tools, utilities and tutorials at an unprecedented price accessible to the working musician.

At its heart is the award winning PreSonus Studio One Producer DAW with full mastering and a full suite of software titles providing access to thousands of instruments from creators such as Arturia, Cakewalk, Sugar Bytes, XLN Audio and much, much more. On top of this, the musician will be getting drum kits and beat making tools from Image Line, Steve Slate as well as effects and treatment tools from Antares, Celemony, IK Multimedia, OHM Force and others. Finish off the selection with DJ tools, libraries, tutorials and utilities and you have everything you will ever need.

Epix 10 Bundle is available for a limited time only at Guitar Center Stores, Guitar Center.com and Musiciansfriend.com, priced at $499 USD (street).

More information: Xchange Market Platform

TC-Helicon introduces the Demo. Share. Win. Competition for Singers at 134 Guitar Centers across the US

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TC-Helicon Demo. Share. Win. Competition

TC-Helicon has introduces the Demo. Share. Win. Competition for Singers at 134 Guitar Centers across the US.

Starting today and running until October 31st, singers who take a picture or video of themselves singing into the TC-Helicon Vocal Demo Station at a Guitar Center could win up to three TC-Helicon products of their choice.

TC-Helicon and Guitar Center have partnered together to put 134 demo stations across the US for singers to try out hit products like VoiceLive Touch, VoiceTone Singles and MP-75 microphone. Walk up, sing, and hear the fully produced sound that TC-Helicon singers are famous for. At the Vocal Demo Station, singers have a chance to sing through VoiceLive Touch, demo a loop, try Mic Control using the Singles pedals and more.



Singers should visit tc-helicon.com/demo-share-win for a list of prizes and entrance instructions.

For a list of Guitar Center locations carrying the vocal demo stations, visit tc-helicon.com/guitarcenter



More information: TC-Helicon

Guitar Center to carry Alto Professional live sound products

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Alto Professional has announced that all Guitar Center locations throughout the United States are now offering select TRUESONIC loudspeakers and ZEPHYR ZMX mixers.

Alto Professional Truesonic

Guitar Center, the world’s largest musical instrument and pro-audio retailer, is now carrying both the TRUESONIC TS112A and TS115A powered speakers, giving musicians and live sound engineers the opportunity to experience the TRUESONIC difference in person.

TRUESONIC speakers feature 800 watts of efficient, Class D power and are engineered to deliver a clear and accurate representation of any performance. Constructed using an extremely durable polypropylene trapezoid cabinet with large handles, a full length metal grille, and multiple M10 rigging points, TRUESONIC speakers are road-proof, lightweight and ready to install in virtually any venue. Onboard connections include 2 XLR / TRS combo jacks with independent volume controls, and a contour switch for delivering the ideal EQ boost when playing pre-recorded music.

Alto Professional Zephyr ZMX

Alto Professional’s ZEPHYR ZMX Series of compact mixers feature common-sense designs, high quality components, and a versatile array of features for users of live sound gear.

Guitar Center stores will be offering the compact ZMX52 5-channel mixer, ZMX862 6-channel mixer and ZMX122FX 8-channel mixer. Each mixer offers top-facing input and outputs, bright color-coded pots, isolated low-noise microphone preamps, and 2-bus operation. The ZMX122FX features onboard Alesis DSP technology with a total of 256 effect variations. ZEPHYR ZMX mixers are perfect for any practice space, music venue, or speaking venue and deliver a low-noise, clear signal every time.

“With Guitar Center, musicians and sound engineers now have a very convenient and highly-regarded venue to experience and purchase Alto Professional live sound equipment”, said Jay Schlabs, Alto Professional Executive Director. “The combination of technology, design and value we’re offering is going to turn a lot of heads.”

More information: Alto Professional / Truesonic / Zephyr

Shure and Guitar Center Studios Give Musicians Room(s) to Rock

Funding for school music programs is disappearing nationwide, but there’s no shortage of people with a burning desire to sing or play an instrument. Recognizing a need for education, rehearsal, and recording facilities, microphone manufacturer Shure Incorporated is providing microphones and headphones to the growing list of Guitar Center Studios, as the music retailer expands its music education facilities in the U.S.

Guitar Center Studios

“Music education programs are disappearing from public schools, and individual lesson providers are challenged to deliver a broad offering of learning opportunities and tools,” says Tom Hemphill, Director of Guitar Center Studios. To counter this trend, Guitar Center Studios has taken the fundamental elements of music education—learning to play, connecting with peers, rehearsing together, and recording—and made them the cornerstones of a progressive learning pedagogy.

“Guitar Center Studios not only provides best-in-class music education, but a wide range of opportunities to apply that education,” Hemphill continues. “We serve as a community where musicians can learn, meet, rehearse, and record using professional equipment.” The facilities use a subscription model under which students can take advantage of any or all of these resources for one price.

In addition to providing music lessons and training in Pro Tools and Logic software, the program encourages musicians to get together, rehearse, and record themselves. Having access to professional-caliber equipment is a key component of this part of the program, and Shure has outfitted every Guitar Center Studios facility with SM58® handheld microphones, MX395 low-profile microphones and SRH240 professional headphones. “Shure has been a tireless supporter of what we’re doing, and we’re grateful,” says Hemphill. The microphones and headphones enable performances to be recorded easily, allowing musicians to review their performances and identify areas for improvement. “You can walk in, rehearse, and walk out with a CD that you can learn from,” says Hemphill.

“The Guitar Center brand is known and respected by musicians at every level, from beginners to working professionals,” says Abby Kaplan, Sales Director, Western U.S., at Shure Incorporated. “We’re proud to partner with Guitar Center Studios to help develop the next generation of performers.”

More information: Shure / Guitar Center Studios

SONiVOX releases Playa – Aggro Electro Boom

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SONiVOX Playa - Aggro Electro Boom

SONiVOX has announced the release of Playa – Aggro Electro Boom, a virtual instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac, designed for fast and professional contemporary beat creation for hip hop and electronic music producers.

Aggro’s distinctive user interface allows effortless integration of midi keyboards and MPC pad controllers, bridging the gap between MPC style beat creation and the computer-based virtual instrument environment.

Aggro is packed with more than four gigabytes of instruments designed for sonic and stylistic versatility, including earth-shaking basses, blazing leads, trippy pads, slamming construction kits and more. All the sounds were recorded and programmed by SONiVOX’s award-winning sound design team.

Playa – Aggro Electro Boom features

  • Over 400 World Class SONiVOX Instruments.
  • 16 User Programmable and Assignable Pads – For quick and easy MPC style beat construction.
  • Over 50 Pad layouts – Designed to get the producer going rite away with its construction kit layouts, diatonic chord layouts, drum kits, as well as user definable layouts.
  • User Definable Layouts – Make original pad mappings and assign pads to midi keys using the “map” and “learn” modes.
  • MIDI Learn/Save Function – Aggro ELectro Boom is instantly compatible with any MIDI controller.
  • Independent Zone Tempo-Synched Variable Resolution Roll/Retrigger Mode – Tempo sync note repetitions and rolls to any pad.
  • Onboard FX and Graphic Equalizer.
  • Keys Mode – For standard keyboard play/performance.
  • User Editable Envelope Controls.

Playa – Aggro Electro Boom is available for Windows and Mac for (VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone) for a MSRP of $149 USD and an introductory street price at Guitar Center of $99 USD.

More information: SONiVOX

Antares releases Auto-Tune EFX

Antares Auto-Tune EFX

Antares has released Auto-Tune EFX, the quickest, easiest, most affordable tool for real-time pitch correction and creating the Auto-Tune Vocal Effect (the T-Pain/Cher-style effect).

Powered by the same ground-breaking Evo™ Voice Processing Technology as Antares’ Auto-Tune Evo, the latest generation of the worldwide standard in professional pitch correction, Auto-Tune EFX makes Antares-quality pitch processing accessible to anyone engaged in computer-based audio recording.

Designed to make almost everything automatic, Auto-Tune EFX provides two different flavors of the Auto-Tune Vocal Effect as well as real-time pitch correction. Just select your desired effect type, set the key and scale of your track, and Auto-Tune EFX does the rest. For songs with complex chord progressions or modulations, you can optionally set up custom scales or use your host’s automation facility to allow the processing of virtually any vocal line.

Auto-Tune EFX features

  • Pitch Correction — Like Auto-Tune Evo, Auto-Tune EFX pitch correction works by continuously tracking the pitch of your vocal and comparing it to the notes in a (customizable) scale. The scale note closest to the input pitch is identified as the target note. If your vocal’s pitch exactly matches the target note, no correction is applied. If your vocal’s pitch varies from the target note, either sharp or flat, the output pitch is smoothly corrected to the target note.
  • Auto-Tune Vocal Effect — The Auto-Tune Vocal Effect is what is technically known as “pitch quantization.” Instead of allowing all of the small variations in pitch and the gradual transitions between notes that are a normal part of singing, the Auto-Tune Vocal Effect limits each note to an exact pitch, stripping out any variation, as well as forcing instantaneous transitions between notes.

Auto-Tune EFX is now available for PC and Mac (RTAS/VST/Audio Units, Universal Binaries) at Guitar Center for $129 USD. For a limited time, specially marked Auto-Tune EFX boxes at Guitar Center stores include a free iLok (a $39 value). Offer valid while supplies last.

Visit Antares for more information.