UVI releases Synth Legacy

UVI Synth Legacy

UVI has announced the release of Synth Legacy, a new instrument available exclusively through Guitar Center.

Synth Legacy delivers the best sounds from 50 renowned synths and samplers, representing a staggering collection of analog, analog-modeled, FM and formant, digital, wavetable, vector, additive and PCM-based instruments.

Synth Legacy is the next in the line of UVI’s hybrid instrument series, marrying a deep sound design and sampling process with UVI’s robust Engine XTTM. The result offers the convenience of a software instrument with the unmistakable soul of hardware. Sound design for each patch started on physical instruments, capitalizing on the individual character of each machine. Samples were then recorded through a world-class signal chain, employing the best analog and digital equipment available to create the finest sound possible in each case.

Synth Legacy includes over 1,000 factory presets, giving users immediate access to an enormous library of conveniently organized, ready-to-use patches that resonate with the warmth and richness of physical hardware. All sounds in Synth Legacy are completely editable including front-panel amp and filter envelopes, overdrive, sub osc, stereo controls, bit crusher, chorus, ensemble, phaser, delay, reverb and a built-in LFO and step modulator. Sounds can be further edited, layered and arpeggiated in UVI Workstation.

Synth Legacy includes sounds from: Alesis Andromeda, Roland Jupiter 4, Roland Jupiter 8, Roland VP-300, Roland TB-303, Oberheim Matrix 6, Oberheim Xpander, Oberheim OB-X, Studio Electronics ATC, SCI Prophet 5, Yamaha CS-80, Elka Synthex, RSF Kobol, Korg PS-3200, Moog MiniMoog, Moog MemoryMoog, Waldorf Pulse, Access Virus C, Yamaha AN1X, Novation Nova, Waldorf Q, Clavia NordLead, Yamaha DX7, Yamaha DX100, Yamaha FS1R, Korg DS8, NED Synclavier 2, Waldorf Microwave XT, PPG Wave 2.3, Casio VZ-1, Casio CZ-1, Korg DW8000, Kawai K4R, SCI Prophet VS, Korg Wavestation, Yamaha SY22, Kawai K5000, OSC OSCar, Seiko DS301, Ensoniq VFX, Roland JD-800, Roland D-50, Korg M1, Ensoniq Fizmo, Yamaha SY77, Ensoniq SQ1, Ensoniq ASR10, Mellotron M400, Fairlight CMI IIx, and E-MU Emulator 2

Leveraging a deep technology portfolio, extensive experience and a passion for sound, UVI continues to push forward, creating new and imaginative tools that both enable and inspire.

Synth Legacy is available immediately for $50 USD exclusively through Guitar Center’s online and physical stores in the US.

More information: UVI / Synth Legacy

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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

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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 introduced 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

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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

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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

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