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Roland intros RC-300 Loop Station

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Roland has announced the RC-300 Loop Station, the new flagship model in its industry-leading lineup of real-time phrase loopers.

Equipped with multitrack loop phrases, three hours of stereo recording time, built-in effects, enhanced real-time control options, USB, and much more, the RC-300 is a dream machine for the growing legions of instrumentalists and vocalists that incorporate live looping in their musical performances.

Roland RC-300

The RC-300 replaces the popular RC-50, improving on its powerful predecessor in nearly every way. Like the RC-50, it’s housed in an ultra-durable metal chassis that’s built to last, and offers 99 different memory locations, each with three independent stereo or mono loop phrases. But, the RC-300 ups the ante big time with three hours of recording and loop storage, more than seven times the amount available in the RC-50. The RC-300 also provides newly enhanced options for controlling loop phrases, including dedicated REC/DUB/PLAY and STOP footswitches for each phrase, an ALL START/STOP footswitch, and an expression pedal for real-time effects control.

RC-300 features

  • Three stereo tracks with dedicated footswitches and controls for each.
  • Dedicated fader per track.
  • Expression pedal for effects control in real time.
  • Up to three hours of internal recording and 99 onboard memories.
  • 16 onboard effects optimized for looping.
  • XLR Microphone input with phantom power.
  • USB storage; import/export WAV files.

The RC-300 is expected to ship in November with an MSRP of $768.50 USD.

More information: Roland / RC-300

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Sugar Bytes updates Turnado to v1.1

Sugar Bytes Turnado

Sugar Bytes has updated Turnado, a multi-fx plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Turnado is a revolutionary multi-effect tool, crafted especially for massive real-time audio manipulation. It combines unique and dynamic effects with the most intuitive and immediate control you can imagine. Just turn it on and crank it up.

The brandnew Turnado update is now online! RTAS is now directly supported, so Turnado now runs in ProTools without the need of a wrapper. The new Undo/Redo feature allows you to go back in history whenever you like.

Changes in Turnado v1.1

  • Native RTAS Version.
  • Sync X Option for Looper.
  • Bypass Lock Option.
  • Midi-Key Learn for Dictator.
  • Continous Record Mode for Slicearranger.
  • Undo/Redo.
  • Randomize fixed and improved.
  • Remember GUI Setup on close/open.
  • Synced Mode for Filterpattern Sweep Parameter.
  • Improved Looper Sync.
  • Improved Modulation Accuracy.

Turnado for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for 139 EUR / $179 USD.

More information: Sugar Bytes / Turnado

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Expert Sleepers updates Crossfade Loop Synth to v3.2.0

Expert Sleepers Crossfade Loop Synth

Expert Sleepers has announced an update for the Crossfade Loop Synth plugins for Windows and Mac.

From version 3, Crossfade Loop Synth is actually two plug-ins: Crossfade Loop Synth and Crossfade Loop Synth Effect. The effect version takes the power of Crossfade Loop Synth and turns it into a live sampler, a looper and a very unusual and powerful delay effect.

Changes in Crossfade Loop Synth v3.2.0

  • The Mac OS X AU & VST versions now support 64 bit operation.
  • The timing of note playback is much improved in the synth versions of the plug-in (now sample accurate).
  • Fixes a minor bug which would cause the plug-in to attempt to load an empty filename when loading a song in Plogue Bidule.

Crossfade Loop Synth for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $49 USD excl. VAT (if applicable).

More information: Expert Sleepers / Crossfade Loop Synth

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TC-Helicon adds new inApp option to its VoiceJam app for iPhone

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TC-Helicon VoiceJam

TC-Helicon has released version 1.2.50 of VoiceJam, adding an inApp option to the powerful and creative audio looper for iPhone.

With the new inApp option, TC-Helicon now allows all users of its VoiceJam app to add shine to their voices with reverb modeled from the amazing VoiceTone R1 vocal effects pedal. Several different room simulations are available – from clean and subtle studio sounds to huge arena reverberations, or anything in between.

Also available is the VoiceTone C1 inApp option that is based in the vocal effects pedal with the same name and number. C1 offers hardtune and gender bending, and combined with the R1 inApp users can take that billboard-top-40 robotic-extreme-pitch-corrected sound over the top!

Further, users now get access to an audio scrub feature and instant drum-machine like loop triggering by tapping or dragging on any part of the orbiting waveform when the drum icon is lit.

Finally, a lot of polishing went on under the hood. Most significantly, VoiceJam has been heavily optimized to have a smaller memory footprint on the host devices.

In short, VoiceJam is taking creativity-on-the-fly to the next level!

VoiceJam for iOS is available to purchase for $4.99 USD.

More information: TC-Helicon / VoiceJam

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TC-Helicon and Beardyman Go Absolutely Loopy

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TC-Helicon has announced the ‘Gone Loopy’ competition, which runs from 30 June to 30 September.

TC-Helicon Gone Loopy competition
Requirements to participate: a TC-Helicon product with looping capability (VoiceLive Touch, VoiceLive 2 or VoiceJam app for iPhone), a personal YouTube account and an open, creative mind.

The grand prize of the ‘Gone Loopy’ competition is a US$1000 in cash plus a 45-minute lesson via Skype with the vocal looping master, Beardyman. Additionally, there are 5 runners up prizes – a ‘mystery’ TC-Helicon product – and the 5 perticipants who upload the most video entries will also be awarded with a TC-Helicon MP-75 Modern Performance Microphone.

To enter the competition, participants just have to complete 3 simple steps. First, they must record a video of themselves creating layers of vocal loops, using a TC-Helicon looping device. Second, upload the video to a personal YouTube video channel, making sure that ‘TC-Helicon Looping’ is included in the title of the video, and third, complete the online entry form on TC-Helicon’s website. To increase the chances of winning all participants are free to loop these 3 steps as many times as they want to – a new video must be submitted each time, of course.

All winners of the competition will be selected exclusively by the amazing voice loop and human beatbox master: Darren Foreman aka ‘Beardyman’. In a way, he could be seen as the personification of TC-Helicon’s overall goal: to support all singers’ natural right to express themselves in any way they feel like. Beardyman currently uses an impressive setup of looping devices and effects when creating his layers of vocals, including several pieces of gear from the TC-Helicon family of products.

More information: TC-Helicon / Gone Loopy competition

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SoundHack Pvoc Kit effect plugins bundle released

SoundHack Pvoc Kit

Tom Erbe of SoundHack has released the Pvoc Kit, a new bundle of four plugins based on the Phase Vocoder in SoundHack and redesigned for real-time use.

A Four-Plugin Bundle exploring the classic Phase Vocoder and Granular Synthesis algorithms.

Pitch shifting, harmonizing, time stretching, layered loops, phase mangling, ambient clouds, resonant stuttering and more. Essential tools for adventurous musicians and sound designers.

Pvoc Kit features

  • +pitchsift: sine bank and FFT pitch shifting with a MIDI controlled autotune/vocoder.
  • +spiralstretch: real time layered time stretching using both the phase vocoder and granular synthesis.
  • +phasemash: phase shifting, nulling, noise modulation, band shifting and scrambling.
  • +pvocloop: a four voice looper with soundfile input, and with pitch shifting and time stretching on each voice.

The Pvoc Kit bundle for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for $99 USD.

More information: SoundHack

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TC-Helicon announces VoiceLive 2 Extreme Edition

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TC-Helicon has announced the VoiceLive 2 Extreme Edition, a limited edition vocal processor unit.

TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2 Extreme Edition

Apart from all the amazing features of the original VoiceLive 2, this new Extreme Edition offers twice the looping memory, an enhanced microphone preamp for ultimate transparancy, new breathtaking Extreme Edition presets and an appearance that is sure to make a major impact on any stage with its new, extruded aluminum chassis and artwork in the coolest of blue!

No matter what vocal effects are required, VoiceLive 2 Extreme Edition will deliver: auto-adaptive compression & equalization, reverbs, delays, modulation effects, harmony processing, doubling, and more. All effects can be combined, tweaked and stored as personal presets for anything from ’smooth-producer-like’ sounds to ’dirty-and-in-your-face’ outrage to ’downright-spacious’ weirdness – or anything in between. At the end of the day, it’s all about every singers’ natural right to express themselves on the stage!

And to open creative vistas even further, VoiceLive 2 Extreme Edition’s on-board looper now records for twice the loop time compared to the original version. This allows singers to build layers of vocal loops up to 30 seconds in stereo (60 seconds in mono) for instant enjoyment as well as for a source of endless inspiration.

VoiceLive 2 Extreme Edition is not only extreme – it’s also a limited run. Only an exclusive and limited batch will be manufactured, and in the US, Musician’s Friend is the exclusive dealer of this jaw-dropping vocal effects monster. In fact, Musician’s Friend and its customers have been among the contributors – that also include professional singers and visual artists – who have provided TC-Helicon with inputs and feedback in the process of designing VoiceLive 2 Extreme Edition. In the rest of the world, VoiceLive 2 Extreme Edition will be available through regular TC-Helicon dealers.

TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2 Extreme Edition

VoiceLive 2 Extreme Edition features

  • Twice the looping memory (time) as the original VoiceLive 2.
  • Enhanced microphone preamp for ultimate transparancy.
  • New extruded aluminum chassis and artwork in the coolest of blue!
  • Based on the original VoiceLive 2 – having passed its real-world testing with flying colors.
  • Limited number of units – only one exclusive batch!

VoiceLive 2 Extreme Edition will be available this July.

More information: TC-Helicon / VoiceLive 2 Extreme Edition

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