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Beyerdynamic releases Virtual Studio free room simulation plugin

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Beyerdynamic Virtual Studio

Beyerdynamic has announced Virtual Studio, a free speaker system emulation effect plug-in developed in collaboration with ITA Aachen (Institute of Technical Acoustics), Bauer Studios Ludwigsburg and the HOFA studios.

The plug-in virtually simulates real speaker systems (such as stereo or 5.1) in various environments (recording studio, concert halls, etc.) on your headphones.

This lets you listen to audio tracks or signals on your headphones as if they were playing over the correspondent speaker system in whichever space you choose.

No more long waiting periods and stress with appointments just to use a studio space which is only available for a limited time anyway – with beyerdynamic Virtual Studio you can mix and master your tracks whenever you want and wherever you are. Whether riding on the train, sitting at home on the sofa or hanging out at a friend’s place – you can take the studio wherever you go.

Virtual Studio is a free effect plug-in for Windows and Mac (32/64 bit).

More information: Beyerdynamic / Virtual Studio

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Akai Professional announces MPC Headphones & Earbuds

Akai Professional has announced MPC Pro Headphones, MPC Headphones, and MPC Earbuds, premium personal audio devices each designed for professional music production with Akai Professional’s newest line of MPCs.

Akai Professional’s new MPC headphones and earbuds are designed to match each new MPC in design, quality, and purpose. Each is designed to empower producers with the ability to hear their tracks and hone their craft with unmatched clarity and precision. In addition, MPC headphones and earbuds provide an exceptional experience for simply listening on the go to a personal music library.

Akai Professional MPC Headphones

MPC Pro Headphones feature powerful 50mm drivers and an over-the-ear design for premium isolation and comfort in the studio, while MPC Headphones come with precise 40mm drivers and an on-the-ear design ideal for portability and music production on the move. Both feature Akai Professional’s unmatched expertise in tuning and frequency response, as well as fully adjustable headbands, pivoting ear cups, and gunmetal aluminum and steel construction for a solid, comfortable fit. Overstuffed leather cushioning on the headbands and ear cups provides a luxurious listening experience for even the most demanding studio sessions. An audio cable with 1/8-inch connector and 1/4-inch adapter is included for music production, and a communication cable with a built-in microphone is also included for use with mobile phones.

“Headphones are a huge part of the production process,” said Dan Gill, Akai Professional Product Manager. “With the MPC headphones and earbuds, we’re simply doing what we’ve always done—delivering the tools musicians need to get fully immersed in their craft.”

MPC Pro Headphones / MPC Headphones features

  • Iconic Akai Pro build quality, tuning, and frequency response.
  • Powerful 50mm/40mm drivers with neodymium magnets.
  • Gunmetal aluminum and steel construction.
  • On-ear design with overstuffed leather cushioning.
  • Audio cable with 1/4″ adapter included.
  • Communication cable with built-in microphone included.

Featuring lightweight soft-touch ear clips with aluminum trim and volume control, MPC Earbuds are flexible, powerful, and designed for the active producer.

Akai MPC Earbuds

They’re engineered to be multi-purpose with the ability to connect wirelessly via Bluetooth® to any compatible music player for casual cable-free listening, or to connect via the included professional audio cable for latency-free performance during music production. The built-in lithium-ion battery recharges easily via USB (cable included). MPC Earbuds deliver Akai Professional’s superior tuning and frequency response for any track via precise 13mm drivers.

Producers can go wired or wireless by connecting or disconnecting the included 1/8-inch cable from the Akai Professional medallion that is located on the cable between the earbuds. The medallion also includes a built-in mic for using MPC Earbuds with a mobile phone.

MPC Earbuds features

  • Iconic Akai Pro build quality, tuning, and frequency response.
  • Lightweight ear clips with aluminum trim and volume control.
  • Built-in lithium-ion battery recharges easily via USB.
  • Bluetooth wireless technology for cable-free listening.
  • Cable with 1/8” connector for latency-free listening and music production.
  • Medallion with built-in mic and 1/8” input.
  • Precise 13mm drivers with neodymium magnets.

Akai Professional will display the new MPC headphones and earbuds at Booth 6700 at the 2013 NAMM show, January 24-27 in Anaheim, California.

More information: Akai Professional

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UVI updates ElectroBeats by David Guetta app to v1.5

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UVI has announced the release of version 1.5 of the intuitive beats making ElectroBeats by David Guetta app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, including new support for iOS6 and the iPhone 5, a new look, lower price, new features and sounds and new trailer.

ElectroBeats is a very intuitive beat making application conceived in collaboration with worldwide renowned and most demanded producer David Guetta.

Right away, you’ll create great sounding beats thanks to a powerful real-time approach and an impressive sound library.

Changes in ElectroBeats v1.5

  • New lower price: $4.99 USD instead of $9.99 USD.
  • Support for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5.
  • New features: MIDI Input Support, User Samples Support (import your files via File Sharing in iTunes).
  • New sounds and songs.

The release of version 1.5 brings the ElectroBeats Sweepstake.

By purchasing the full version, you will be able to participate in the free sweepstake to win a pair of David Guetta’s signed headphones.

More information: UVI / ElectroBeats by David Guetta

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Mildon Studios releases R23 Reference Monitor plug-in

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Mildon Studios has released R23, a reference monitor effect plug-in for Windows.

R23 Reference Monitor simulates speaker cross-feed, room absorption, and room reflection so you can listen to your mix in a studio environment using your headphones. Professional, flat-response headphones are recommended.

This plugin is based on the HC38 Headphone Calibrator, with an improved response and a simplified graphic interface. No more calibration; Just plug it in and you’re good to go.

Mildon Studios R23
Mildon Studios R23 Reference Monitor: a simpler, more efficient, more accurate monitoring plugin designed for professional, flat-response headphones.

R23 Reference Monitor features

  • Speaker Separation Control (1′ to 8′).
  • Room Treatment Control (amount of absorption/reflection).
  • Bypass Switches (located at the left of the faders).

The R23 is available to purchase for the introductory price of $14 USD until August 20th, 2012 (regular $29 USD).

More information: Mildon Studios / R23 Reference Monitor

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Westone “Made Right Here” Sweepstakes – Win trip to Westone’s HQ, Fender Stratocaster, Elite Series ES5 in-ear monitors and more

Westone has announced the Made Right Here sweepstakes, a chance to win a visit to Westone’s headquarters in Colorado Springs and more.

Westone Made Right Here Sweepstakes

Made Right Here Sweestakes prizes

  • One Super Grand Prize
    • (2) Two round-trip airfare to Denver International Airport.
    • (3) Three nights accommodations in the Colorado Springs area, local transportation, tour of Westone HQ in Colorado Springs.
    • Tickets for (2) two to a concert in Colorado.
    • (1) One pair of Elite Series ES5 in-ear monitors.
    • (1) One Fender American Standard Stratocaster Guitar
    • (1) One Fender EC Vibro-Champ Amplifier
    • (1) One BLUE Microphones Baby Bottle Microphone
    • (1) One one-year subscription (200gb) to Gobbler.
  • Five Grand Prize Packs
    • One Fender American Standard Stratocaster Guitar.
    • One BLUE Microphones Spark.
    • One Year of Gobbler service 25gb.
  • 100 – Westone “11″ T-shirts.
  • 25 – Westone “Profile” Hats.

The promotion runs though July 31th, 2012. Winners will be selected at random August 3rd, 2012.

More information: Westone

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G-Sonique releases Monitor MSX5 headphone monitoring system

G-Sonique has announced the Monitor MSX5 headphone monitoring system, a spatial effect plug-in for Windows.

G-Sonique Monitor MSX5 VST plug-in moves these basic spatial processing principles/algorithms forward and offers a comfortable and precise way of mixing on your headphones. (all used algorithms were fine-tuned for professional mixing purposes).

G-Sonique Monitor MSX5
G-Sonique Monitor MSX5 allows for comfortable and precise mixing on your headphones.

Monitor MSX5 features

  • Simulation of monitor rotation angle and distance.
  • Center balance attenuates level of phantom center to hear wider stereo signal.
  • Main volume controls output volume of the complete system.
  • Monitor/Speaker simulations for (Bass) Woofer size and (Treble) Tweeter sharpness/sound aggression.
  • Control dry (pure headphone sound) and wet (monitor sound simulation) signal.

Monitor MSX5 for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 39 EUR for the first 50 customers (regular 45.90 EUR).

More information: G-Sonique / Monitor MSX5

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Shure announces new products at NAMM 2012 (incl. ULX-D + Axient system shipping)

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Shure announces new products at the Winter NAMM, including the innovative ULX-D, its first open back headphones, lavalier and earset microphones, and news that the Axient wireless system is now shipping.

Shure at 2012 NAMM

  • ULX-D offers uncompromised audio, spectrum efficiency and signal stability, putting the system generations ahead of any other in its class. The easy-to-use personal wireless system boasts an unparalleled mix of audio quality, and incorporates frequency scanning, intelligent battery technology, and advanced encryption to bring a new level of performance to professional sound reinforcement.
  • The Axient system establishes a dramatic new threshold of control, convenience and confidence in wireless audio transmission, reception and spectrum management. Several breakthrough technologies merge to create a solution for the world’s most extreme RF challenges, including interference detection and avoidance, spectrum management, advanced power management, frequency diversity, transmitter remote control and Wireless Workbench 6 software.
  • Shure has officially entered the open back headphone market with the release of the SRH1440 and SRH1840 Professional Open Back Headphones. Designed for editing, mastering, monitoring and unparalleled audiophile listening, the lightweight, circumaural design allows sound to move freely and without distortion, creating an exceptional natural sound, wide stereo image and increased depth of field.
  • These subminature lavalier (MX150) and earset headworn (MX153) microphones leverage the proven Microflex platform for premium installations where discreet microphone placement is paramount. Both products are fully compatible with all Shure wireless systems, and deliver best-in-class Shure performance for a wide range of corporate presentation, A/V rental and house of worship applications.

More information: Shure

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