AcmeBarGig has released version 1.6 of iFace, an interface plug-in for RedWirez impulse response libraries.
iFace is here to change the way you interact with your RedWirez impulse response libraries. Be done with the manual navigation methods of the past, and discover the best interface for one of the best IR libraries around!
Changes in iFace v1.6
- Saving your selections as their own Cabinet Files.
- Using external Cabinets.
- Support for Recabinet 2.02 through Menu Templates.
- Support for ALL Redwirez cabinets.
- New, more organized internal menu.
- Cabinet Blend slider.
- Serial and parallel convolution.
iFace for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for $21.12 USD. A free 30-day trial can be downloaded from the iFace product page.
More information: AcmeBarGig / iFace
Expert Sleepers has announced the ES-4, a Eurorack format module which converts a standard S/PDIF input to five channels of control voltage.
Two of the five channels are calibrated to provide over 5 octaves of 1V/octave pitch CV. The remaining three channels are general purpose outputs (for use as e.g. gates, envelopes, LFOs) and each have a nominal range of 0-10V or ±5V (user selectable).
Since S/PDIF is a stereo-only format, the encoding of the five channels on to two is handled by software to be provided as part of Expert Sleepers Silent Way.
The ES-4 will connect to any audio device using the S/PDIF standard. This includes the digital audio output provided as standard on all recent Macs.
The ES-4 Gate Expander is a Eurorack module which works in tandem with the ES-4 to offer 8 on/off outputs for use as gates, triggers, clocks etc.
Up to five ES-4 Gate Expanders can be attached to one ES-4 – one per ES-4 channel. (The 8 outputs of the Gate Expander reflect the 8 bits of CV information passed to the ES-4′s DACs.) Therefore you can combine the modules to create a system with up to 40 independent gate outputs – all driven from a single S/PDIF connection.
ES-4 prelimiary specifications
- Panel width: 8HP.
- Module depth: 51mm.
- Digital input: coaxial S/PDIF.
- Digital output: coaxial S/PDIF.
- Analogue outputs: 5x 3.5mm jacks, DC-coupled.
- Output voltages
- Channels 1-2: 0-5.3V (when trimmed for 1V/octave response).
- Channels 3-5: 0-10V or ±5V (jumper selectable per channel).
- D/A conversion: 8 bit, using high precision Analog Devices DACs.
- Indicators: LED for S/PDIF sync lock; 2 LEDs per channel on channels 3-5 indicate output voltage (+ve/-ve).
- 5 headers for connecting ES-4 Gate Expander modules (see below).
- Digital audio I/O header (I2S format) for future expansion.
ES-4 Gate Expander preliminary specifications
- Panel width: 4HP.
- Module depth: 24mm.
- Analogue outputs: 8x 3.5mm jacks, DC-coupled.
- Output voltages: 0V/5V or 0V/12V, selectable via jumper in groups independently for channels 1-4 and 5-8.
- Indicators: LED per channel.
The ES-4 modules are scheduled for release August 2011. Pricing TBA.
More information: Expert Sleepers / ES-4
New Signal Process has announced the release of BreakOut Stomp and BreakOut Stereo, two new pedals for interacting with the iPad or iPhone.
The BreakOut Stomp is designed specifically for guitarists and bassists. It is based on numerous requests by guitarists since day one.
It integrates seamlessly into your pedal board and comes with a custom hand made,12 foot, pro audio Mogami detachable cable so that you can place your iPad safely on your road case, a table, or a keyboard stand near you to interact with while you perform. It is built with audiophile grade components for the warmest possible sound and, housed in a rugged die cast aluminum case, it is designed to last on stage and on tour through many generations of iPads and iPhones.
The BreakOut Stereo design is based on various requests by DJs, producers, and elecro-acoustic artists using synth apps and drum programming to have a pedal that has stereo output from two separate outputs.
Electronic and electro-acoustic artists these days are performing in so many different situations and with so many different instrument combinations, the BreakOut Stereo is designed with them in mind so that the interface can easily adapt into the most varied table top setups both live and when recording.
The BreakOut Stomp is available to purchase for $155 USD, BreakOut Stereo is $135 USD.
More information: New Signal Process
Roland has announced it is shipping the UM-ONE, a super-compact, affordable, and easy to use MIDI interface ideal for hobbyists, musicians, and educators who need MIDI connectivity to control or record music with a computer.
The UM-ONE is a bus-powered 1-In/1-Out MIDI interface with LED indicators for MIDI I/O signal monitoring, and conveniently integrates both USB and MIDI cables for easy compatibility with today’s computer-based music systems. The UM-ONE features high-performance FPT processing, which provides superior MIDI transfer rates with lower latency and tighter clock timing.
The UM-ONE is perfect for hobbyists who want to connect a MIDI keyboard to a computer, and is also ideal for small studios or academic settings where only one MIDI device will be connected in close proximity to the computer. In live performance settings, the UM-ONE can also be used to control a synth, drum machine, MIDI light set-up, master recording console, or any other MIDI device from a computer.
The UM-ONE is available now with a suggested retail price of $49.99 USD.
More information: Roland / UM-ONE
Expert Sleeping has announced it is now shipping the ES-3, a lightpipe/CV interface.
The ES-3 is a Eurorack format module which converts eight channels of ADAT Lightpipe input to DC coupled outputs on 3.5mm jacks, for the ultimate convenience in connection of a DAW directly to analogue synthesizers.
The outputs can be used as control voltages (CVs), for example with software such as Expert Sleepers Silent Way, and can also be used as audio outputs at high, modular synth-compatible levels.
With the ES-3, a single optical cable is all that is need to bring direct CV control from your DAW right into the heart of a modular system.
The ES-3 is now available direct from Expert Sleepers for £186 GBP (including VAT and delivery), and soon from various international distributors.
More information: Expert Sleepers / ES-3