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Line 6 Spider FX Infusion 2.0, 50+ FX for your Spider Amp

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Line 6 Spider FX Infusion

Line 6 has released Spider FX Infusion 2.0, a free collection of 50 effects for the Spider IV and Spider Valve MkII amp series.

Expressive delays, lush reverbs, creamy distortions and more are yours for the taking. Load them into your Spider IV or Spider Valve™ MkII amp to greatly expand your sonic palette.

How do you get it? Just connect your FBV Shortboard™ MkII or FBV Express™ MkII foot controller to a computer with Internet access, run Line 6 Monkey™, and follow the directions. You’ll be playing your new effects in minutes! (Spider Valve MkII amps can also connect to a computer via a MIDI-USB converter.)

Spider FX Infusion 2.0 is a free update (compatible with Spider IV 75, Spider IV 120, Spider IV 150, Spider IV HD150, Spider Valve MkII 112, Spider Valve MkII 212, and Spider Valve MkII HD100 amplifiers).

More information: Line 6

Propellerhead Software updates Record to v1.0.1

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Propellerhead Software Record

Propellerhead Software has released version 1.0.1 of Record, the recording software for Windows and Mac.

Version 1.0.1 of Record is a free maintenance update that resolves several minor issues.

It also comes with a few new features including multiple audio file import and support for Line 6 Pod Farm 2.

Changes in Record v1.0.1

  • Audio input/output with built-in audio hardware on Mac — Record 1.0.1 features custom audio drivers for combinations of the default audio Inputs and Outputs on Mac computers running Mac OS X 10.5 or later. This way you won’t have to create an Aggregate Device to allow for simultaneous use of audio inputs and outputs in the built-in audio hardware.
  • Pod Farm 2 support — Line 6 has just released the Pod Farm 2 application, which includes changes to the Tone format. Since the Line 6 Amp devices in Record load and save Tones, this has resulted in some changes in Record 1.0.1
    • The Line 6 Amp devices in Record 1.0.1 load Tones of the Pod Farm 1 or Pod Farm 2 format.
    • The Line 6 Amp devices in Record 1.0.1 will always save Tones in the Pod Farm 2 format. These Tones cannot be opened for editing in Pod Farm 1 – you need to use Pod Farm 2.
  • Multiple audio file import — The “Import Audio File…” function now supports import of multiple audio files at once.
  • Record Performance Automation for Audio Tracks and Mix Channel Tracks — It is now possible to send performance controllers to Audio Tracks and Mix Channel Tracks. For example, if you have a Line 6 Guitar Amp device as an insert effect, you can now use an Expression pedal to control the Wah effect (and record this as automation if you like).

More information: Propellerhead Software / Record

Line 6 updates POD Farm to v2.0

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Line 6 POD Farm

Line 6 has released version 2.0 of POD Farm, a powerful amp and effects modeling plug-in for recording guitarists, delivering the industry-standard tone of POD to your DAW.

New version 2 features include: Flexible FX Routing, Intuitive MIDI Learn, POD Farm Elements Plug-Ins, Post-Amp Mic Pres, Automation Assignments, Set Lists, and more!

New in POD Farm 2.0

  • Route & Roll — Route up to 20 FX models in any order, and use them simultaneously. Including post-cabinet mic preamps!
  • Control Yourself — Use a MIDI controller, like an FBV Shortboard™ MkII, to get complete control of POD Farm 2.
  • It’s Elementary — Load single amp and effect models and conserve CPU power via POD Farm Elements.
  • Turn On, Tune In — A slick chromatic tuner interface is always at the ready.

POD Farm and POD Farm Platinum 2.0 are available to purchase for PC and Mac, starting at $49 USD.

More information: Line 6 / POD Farm

Short links for December 22nd, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Make: Online : Open source hardware 2009

Make’s definitive guide to open source hardware projects in 2009.

Make:Online open source hardware 2009

Welcome to definitive guide to open source hardware projects in 2009. First up – What is open source hardware? These are projects in which the creators have decided to completely publish all the source, schematics, firmware, software, bill of materials, parts list, drawings and "board" files to recreate the hardware – they also allow any use, including commercial. Similar to open source software like Linux, but this hardware centric.

Each year we do a guide to all open source hardware and this year there are over 125 unique projects/kits in 19 categories, up from about 60 in 2008, more than doubling the projects out there! – it’s incredible! Many are familiar with Arduino (shipping over 100,000 units, estimated) but there are many other projects just as exciting and filled with amazing communities – we think we’ve captured nearly all of them in this list. Some of these projects and kits are available from MAKE others from the makers themselves or other hardware manufacturers – but since it’s open source hardware you can make any of these yourself, start a business, everything is available, that’s the point.

# fridgebuzzz electronics MK1 MIDI controller

fridgebuzzz MK1

The MK1 prototype is a user programmable midi controller featuring 32 LED pushbutton switches and 6 touch sensitive copper plate switches.

# satrap activ portable analog synthesizer (YouTube)

Flo Kaufmann shows his “satrap activ” portable analog synthesizer made out of a vacuum cleaner.

It contains 2 cmos based VCO’s , a Moog ladder filter, a 555 based ADSR, a cmos based 8 step sequencer, a PIC based vc to midi interface and a PIC based auto trigger unit. There are 4 tunable knobs on top, mostly to play base lines, and 2 conductable wires, which act as voltage dividers to generate variable tones. the wires do not vibrate. so it is not a cord instrument. satrap activ can also control other synthesizers either by midi or cv/gate interface.

Mark Mosher's Audio Cubes

# Percussa Audio Cubes: Lights & Tangible Interface with Ableton Live and Alchemy

Mark Mosher writes about his Audio Cubes:

I recently added Percussa AudioCubes to my studio and performance rig.

While I’m planning a longer post offering an overview of how AudioCubes work, this is a quick post to mention two applications of AudioCube technology I’ve been experimenting with.

# Larry Cotton’s MIDI Marimba

Larry Cotton’s 3-octave “player marimba” was featured in MAKE, Volume 4. Larry added two MD24 MIDI Decoders and the marimba can now be controlled by any MIDI sequencer or keyboard.

L2Ork (image by CDM)

# An Orchestra of Linux Laptops, and How to Make Your Own Laptop Instrument

Peter Kirn @ Create Digital Music:

For a generation of musicians of nearly every genre, the laptop has become an instrument. It’s easy to take for granted, but the rise of the computer for music has been remarkable. Less than twenty years ago, real-time digital synthesis and audio processing was the domain of expensive, specialized workstations. Now, $700 per seat can buy you a full-blown musical rig, with the computer hardware, gestural input courtesy the Nintendo Wii controller, and even a DIY speaker made from IKEA salad bowls. The next challenge is to make this setup as flexible and reliable as possible. Enter Linux.


# Marblephone

g000ze @ Let's Make Robots writes:

Inspired by Animusic's bodacious films, I was wondering whether a music robot in a much more simple way would be possible to make. Here is what my little boys and I created.

Still unfinished, but already working. Thank you Animusic for activating my imagination building the music machine that I am calling Marblephone.

# Line 6 JM4 Looper Review (with Video)

Joe Glider of Home Studio Corner has a reivew of the Line 6 JM4 Looper pedal:

I’ve always been absolutely fascinated with looper pedals. Any time an artist uses one in a performance, I’m spellbound. As soon as you introduce a looper pedal into your setup, suddenly all the rules change. You’re no longer a solo performer, you’re an entire ensemble. It’s like you brought a recording studio right on stage with you, and now you’re doing an overdub session for all of us to see. Fascinating.

Needless to say, I’ve wanted a looper pedal for years. Thanks to the good folks at Line 6, now I have one!* What I love about the JM4 is that it’s not JUST a looper. It’s an entire guitar workstation. It has both amp modeling and three different selectable effects.

PongThatBeat! (Vimeo)

PingPong sequencer made with max/msp and processing.

# Langjokull, Snaefellsjokull, Solheimajokull – Three glacier ice records, played until they melt.

Line 6 announces free POD Farm Plug-in

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Line 6 POD Farm

Line 6 has announced that it is giving away POD Farm, a premium tone plug-in for pro-sounding recordings.

POD Farm delivers industry-standard POD® tone to any DAW. Its comprehensive collection of immortal guitar amps, bass amps, stompboxes, studio effects and preamps are absolutely essential for any recording guitarist.

Incredibly easy to use, POD Farm features a carousel-style gear browser that displays every available model at your fingertips. Flip through the dark and smoky American combos, the gain-crazed British stacks, sumptuous effects and more. To build your tone, simply drag-and-drop models into the signal flow. Or use any of the hundreds of presets for classic tones in an instant.

Discover the awesome power of Dual Tone. It’s like having two full versions of POD Farm in one! Split your guitar signal to play through two full rigs of amps, cabs, effects and more and produce classic dual tone combinations or gorgeous new hybrids.

POD Farm features

  • POD Farm (for iLok)
    • 42 guitar amps and cabs
    • 10 bass amps and cabs
    • 29 stompboxes and effects
    • 6 mic preamps
    • Dual Tone
  • POD Farm (with compatible Line 6 gear)
    • Standard POD Farm model set
    • Unlock all the amps, effects and model packs from your Line 6 gear and add them to POD Farm!
    • Dual tone

POD Farm is available as a free download until September 30, 2009 (regular price $99 USD). Note: An internet connection and an iLok USB Smart Key or a compatible Line 6 product are required.

More information: Line 6

Propellerhead Software introduces Record U

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Propellerhead Software Record U

Propellerhead Software has introduced Record U, a series of articles on Record, Propellerheads new recording software.

Welcome to Record U, University of Recording. Record U is a series of articles created for those who are new to Propellerhead Record, or recording in general. This article series will explain fundamental recording topics that are useful for all Record users, but also for users of any audio software.

The first article explains the basics of recording guitar, either from a guitar amp or directly through the Line 6 device in Record.

More information: Record U

Producer Loops releases Bunker 8 BoomBassTic

Producer Loops Bunker 8 BoomBassTic

Producer Loops has released Bunker 8 BoomBassTic, a bass guitar loop collection for Hip Hop and Funk producers.

Bunker 8 Digital Labs presents to you ‘BoomBassTic’, the ultimate bass guitar collection for your greezy funk jams. Full of ear popping, booty bumping, phat funky grooves, this library will supply you with all the grease you’ll need to get your tracks flowing. With 848 bass loops, at a total of 3.84 GB, these bass lines have been designed to blow the roof off the party before your hook even kicks in. Whether you’re going for a classic P-Funk groove or a hip-hop vibe, every bass riff has the phatness needed to make your listeners move their feet and shake some trunk.

Bunker 8 BoomBassTic features

  • 848 phat bass loops available in ACID/WAV and Apple Loops formats.
  • Recorded using the following bass guitars: Rickenbacker 4003, Gibson EB-3, Steinberger Headless, Fender Jazzman, Music Man Stingray, Höfner Violin, Eston Acoustic and the Washburn XB600.
  • Amplification hardware used includes amps by Mesa/Boogie, Hartke, Ampeg, Line 6, Warwick, Carvin A&I, Crate, Euphonic Audio, and Traynor.

Bunker 8 BoomBassTic is available for purchase for £18 GBP.

Visit Producer Loops for more information and audio demos.

Kazrog releases Recabinet 2.0

Recabinet Vintage 2.0

Kazrog has released version 2.0 of Recabinet, a speaker simulation for Windows and Mac.

With Recabinet, you can get full-bodied, album-quality guitar or bass tone at any volume with your Mac or PC. Recabinet accurately models the loud part of your guitar tone – including cabinets made by brands such as Marshall, Mesa Boogie, Fender, Orange, Vox, Ampeg, and more. Recabinet also models the subtle EQ shaping of 6L6 and EL34 power tubes, as well as 9 different industry-standard microphones in over a dozen positions.

Recabinet 2.0 comes in two flavors: Modern and Vintage.

Recabinet 2.0 features

  • Recabinet Modern 2.0 Cabinets
    • “Tangerine 4×12” – Orange 4×12
    • “1960 4×12” – Marshall 1960AV 4×12
    • “Excel 4×12” – Randall RS412XLT100 4×12
    • “Ghandi 4×12” – Mesa Standard 4×12 (newly resampled for version 2.0)
    • Plus the entire Recabinet Modern 1.0 library
  • Recabinet Vintage 2.0 Cabinets/Combos
    • “Motown 1×15” – Ampeg Portaflex B15N bass amp.
    • “Blackface 4×10” – Fender ‘65 Super Reverb 4×10
    • “Tweed 1×12” – Fender ‘53 Deluxe 1×12
    • “Green 4×12” – Marshall 4×12 with Greenbacks
    • “Zodiac 2×12” – Selmer Zodiac Twin 30
    • “Top Boost 2×12” – Vox AC30
  • Recabinet 2.0 Microphones
    • “57” – Shure SM57 – industry standard dynamic microphone, the most popular microphone for guitar recording.
    • “545” – Shure Unidyne III 545 – sought-after vintage predecessor to the Shure SM57, known for its smooth response, appreciated by those in the know.
    • “121” – Royer 121 – legendary modern ribbon mic, extremely popular in modern recordings.
    • “409” – Sennheiser MD409 – legendary vintage side-address dynamic microphone, used on many modern and classic recordings.
    • “421” – Sennheiser MD421 – legendary dynamic mic, used on many modern and classic recordings.
    • “i5” – Audix i5 – modern industry standard dynamic microphone, for a full-range, aggressive response.
    • “D6” – Audix D6 – modern kick drum mic, great for getting the low “cabinet rumble” tone as a blend-in with your primary tone.
    • “U87” – Neumann U87 – legendary condenser microphone with incredibly detailed, musical response.
    • “RTA” – DBX RTA reference microphone, known for its perfectly flat response and high SPL rating. Useful especially for Fractal Audio AxeFX users, and cool for everyone else!
  • Recabinet 2.0 Microphone Positions
    • On-the-grill, 0.5 inch, 1 inch, 4 inch*, 6 inch*, 12 inch* and far field** depths available (* 121 mic only, ** RTA and 121 mics only)
    • Speaker cap, edge of cap and cone, mid-cone, and 45 degree angle positions
  • Power Sections
    • Randall RT2/50 power amp with 6L6 power tubes (with all 4×12 cabinets)
    • Randall RT2/50 power amp with EL34 power tubes (with all 4×12 cabinets)
    • All other cabinets are amplifier combos, powered using their native power sections.

Recabinet Modern 2.0 and Recabinet Vintage 2.0 are available for purchase for $40 USD each. Recabinet Complete 2.0 bundles both at the discounted price of $70 USD.

Recabinet Modern 1.0 owners will receive the Recabinet Modern 2.0 upgrade free and are eligible to purchase Recabinet Vintage 2.0 for $20 USD until June 21, 2009.

Visit the Recabinet website for more information and audio demos.