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Avid announces promotions for wide range of studio products

Avid M-Audio Mbox

Avid has announced promotions for a wide range of studio products.

There’s never been a better time to pick up studio and stage gear from Avid.

Effective immediately, Avid is rolling out a variety of specials and price reductions across our product lines.

Avid Promotions

  • Buy a Pro Tools or Pro Tools MP bundle, get award-winning drums, keys, and guitar amp plug-ins at no extra charge – When customers purchase and register any Pro Tools + Mbox® family or Pro Tools MP + M-Audio® interface bundle*, they’ll receive a promo code to download three award-winning plug-ins—Eleven® LE, Strike®, and Velvet®—at no additional charge**. Valued at approximately $950 USD, this collection delivers ultra-realistic guitar amp emulations trusted by world-class guitarists, the ultimate virtual drummer instrument, and stunningly faithful emulations of popular electric pianos.
  • Upgrade from any single Avid virtual instrument^ to the Pro Tools Instrument Expansion Pack** and save – Want even more great instrument sounds? For a limited time, customers who purchase a single Avid virtual instrument can upgrade to the complete Pro Tools® Instrument Expansion Pack—featuring the Structure® sampler workstation, Transfuser® groove creator, and Hybrid™ synthesizer—for an extra-low price.
  • Get incredible savings on PA speakers and recording systems – Customers save up to 25% on all GSR PA speakers—and enjoy special promotional pricing** when they buy multiple GSR models at once.

More information: Avid / M-Audio

* Includes Pro Tools MP + MobilePre, Pro Tools MP + Fast Track Pro, Pro Tools MP + Fast Track Ultra, Pro Tools + Mbox Mini, Pro Tools + Mbox, and Pro Tools + Mbox Pro; Avid hardware bundles containing Pro Tools SE or Pro Tools LE software do not qualify for this promotion.
** Offer valid from August 12, 2011 – December 31, 2011.
^ Includes Strike, Structure, Transfuser, Velvet, and Hybrid.

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Avid releases Pro Tools MP9, studio-quality composing and recording to users at every level

Avid has announced the availability of Pro Tools MP 9, the latest version of the award-winning Pro Tools software, which enables M-Audio® hardware enthusiasts to harness professional-quality recording, editing, and mixing features in their home or project studios.

Avid Pro Tools MP 9 with Fast Track Ultra

Pro Tools MP 9 leverages the same core functionality found in Avid’s Pro Tools software, the top choice for music and audio professionals. New Pro Tools MP 9 features include Automatic Delay Compensation for great-sounding, phase-accurate mixes; and MP3 export capability, which enables users to easily share their creations with the world. Avid’s Pro Tools MP 9 software will be offered standalone for use with select M-Audio interfaces, as well as in all-new, value-packed bundles with the M-Audio MobilePre, Fast Track® Pro or Fast Track Ultra interfaces, providing the essential tools that customers need to create professional-quality music.

Specifically designed to work with select Avid’s M-Audio audio interfaces, Pro Tools MP 9 delivers a professional, stable platform intended for personal studio and mobile music creation.

Pro Tools MP 9 features

  • Studio-standard composing, recording, MIDI sequencing, editing, and mixing features.
  • Support for a wide variety of M-Audio hardware interfaces, providing robust, complete solutions that are easy to set up and use.
  • 48 simultaneous 24-bit mono or stereo tracks and up to 96 kHz fidelity, enabling rich, layered productions
  • Over 70 virtual instruments and effects plug-ins for creating and polishing professional-sounding mixes.
  • Automatic Delay Compensation and MP3 export, delivering the most requested Pro Tools updates to Pro Tools MP 9 users.
  • Session compatibility with professional Pro Tools studios around the world, facilitating collaboration.

Pro Tools MP 9 is available to purchase for $299.95, and upgrades are available to existing Pro Tools M-Powered™ users for $199.95. Pricing for Pro Tools MP 9 bundles begins at $329.95 for Pro Tools MP 9 + MobilePre, $399.95 for Pro Tools MP 9 + Fast Track Pro and $549.95 for Pro Tools + Fast Track Ultra. All prices USMSRP. All options now available worldwide.

More information: Avid / Pro Tools MP 9

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Avid announces Pro Tools MP 9 + bundles with M-Audio interfaces

Avid has announced the availability of Pro Tools MP 9, the latest version of the award-winning Pro Tools software, which enables M-Audio hardware enthusiasts to harness professional-quality recording, editing, and mixing features in their home or project studios. Avid also announced all-new bundles that combine Pro Tools MP 9 software with select M-Audio interfaces to deliver industry-leading music creation solutions at an extraordinary value.

Avid Pro Tools MP 9

Pro Tools MP 9 leverages the same core functionality found in Avid’s Pro Tools software, the top choice for music and audio professionals. New Pro Tools MP 9 features include Automatic Delay Compensation for great-sounding, phase-accurate mixes; and MP3 export capability, which enables users to easily share their creations with the world. Avid’s Pro Tools MP 9 software will be offered standalone for use with select M-Audio interfaces, as well as in all-new, value-packed bundles with the M-Audio MobilePre, Fast Track® Pro or Fast Track Ultra interfaces, providing the essential tools that customers need to create professional-quality music.

Specifically designed to work with select Avid’s M-Audio audio interfaces, Pro Tools MP 9 delivers a professional, stable platform intended for personal studio and mobile music creation.

Pro Tools MP 9 features

  • Studio-standard composing, recording, MIDI sequencing, editing, and mixing features
  • Support for a wide variety of M-Audio hardware interfaces, providing robust, complete solutions that are easy to set up and use
  • 48 simultaneous 24-bit mono or stereo tracks and up to 96 kHz fidelity, enabling rich, layered productions
  • Over 70 virtual instruments and effects plug-ins for creating and polishing professional-sounding mixes
  • Automatic Delay Compensation and MP3 export, delivering the most requested Pro Tools updates to Pro Tools MP 9 users
  • Session compatibility with professional Pro Tools studios around the world, facilitating collaboration

Pricing for Pro Tools MP 9 is $299.95 USD, and upgrades are available to existing Pro Tools M-Powered users for $199.95 USD. Pricing for Pro Tools MP 9 bundles begins at $329.95 USD for Pro Tools MP 9 + MobilePre, $399.95 USD for Pro Tools MP 9 + Fast Track Pro and $549.95 USD for Pro Tools + Fast Track Ultra. All prices USMSRP. All options will be available worldwide on May 16, 2011.

More information: Avid / Pro Tools MP 9

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M-Audio Venom, virtual analog synthesizer now shipping

M-Audio is now shipping the Venom, its new 12-voice virtual analog synthesizer.

M-Audio Venom

The M-Audio Venom 49-key synthesizer combines the character of classic analog synths with modern digital processing to deliver an aggressive, infectious new sound. Whet your appetite with the included presets, then sink your teeth into creating original sounds—from atmospheric and subtle, to angry and downright nasty. Easily tweak parameters from the intuitive top-panel interface, or explore endless sound design and configuration possibilities with the included software editor. Perform bass lines, leads, and more with a full-size keyboard designed to satisfy serious players. You can even use Venom as an audio interface with Pro Tools M-Powered* and other music software—forming a powerful production machine to take your music in dangerous new directions.

Venom features

  • 49-key, full-size, synth-action keyboard
  • 12-voice polyphony, each voice including:
    • 3 oscillators with 41 waveforms and 53 drum sounds sampled from vintage analog synths, FM digital synths, and drum machines
    • pulse-width modulation, sync, FM, and ring modulation
    • resonant multimode filter with tube saturation limiting
      • 12 dB/octave (2-pole) low pass
      • 12 dB/octave (2-pole) band pass
      • 12 dB/octave (2-pole) high pass
      • 24 dB/octave (4-pole) low pass
      • 24 dB/octave (4-pole) band pass
      • 24 dB/octave (4-pole) high pass
    • 3 LFOs with selectable sample-and-hold
    • 3 AHDSR envelopes
    • 16 modulation routes
  • 4-part multitimbral operation with independent MIDI-syncable phrase sequencers
  • 512 onboard Single patches
  • 256 onboard Multi (layered) patches
  • 2 global bus effects
    • Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser
  • 1 insert effect per multitimbral part (4 total)
    • Compression, EQ, Distortion, Bit Reduction, Decimation
  • classic arpeggiator with up, down, and alternating patterns
  • tap-tempo and manual BPM control from top panel
  • built-in USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface (USB 1.1 backward compatible)
    • 2 x 2 24-bit, 44.1 kHz operation
    • mic, instrument, and stereo line level inputs route to DAW
    • synth sounds route to DAW
    • DAW audio output mixes into main outputs
    • stereo main audio outputs (1/4″ TS)
    • stereo headphone output (1/4″ TRS)
    • master volume knob; instrument and mic gain knobs
    • MIDI In and MIDI Out (5-pin DIN)
  • large custom LCD
  • 4 rotary encoders and 1 button for performance control and editing
  • dual-function octave up/down and transpose controls
  • assignable pitch bend and modulation wheels
  • sustain (1/4″ TS) and expression (1/4″ TRS) pedal inputs
  • included Vyzex Venom software editor
    • arrange sounds into banks, rename patches, and save backups
    • patch collider feature mashes up multiple patches to create new hybrid sounds
    • 16-cell modulation matrix offers comprehensive routing configurations

Venom is now available to purchase for $599.99 USD.

More information: M-Audio / Venom

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Avid announces Venom, Torq 2.0, Eleven Rack Expansion Pack & New Mbox Family Options

Avid has introduced a series of new live performance and recording solutions for independent musicians looking to take their digital audio creations to the next level.

The new tools—which include the M-Audio® Venom® virtual analog synthesizer, Torq® 2.0 DJ software, the Eleven® Rack Expansion Pack and new Mbox® family options—deliver innovative, professional features and flexible, open workflows so artists can create distinctive and compelling audio, in the studio or on stage.

Venom: New Virtual Analog Synthesizer Brings Unprecedented Sound Options to Customers of All Skill Levels

Merging Avid’s expertise in virtual instrument development and keyboard design, the M-Audio Venom synthesizer delivers an aggressive take on the emulation of classic analog synthesis—combining the warm sound and character of vintage keyboards with the intuitive control and workflow advantages of modern digital processing to provide cutting-edge sound options to musicians of all skill levels. This new entry into the synthesizer market represents a dramatic departure from traditional virtual analog keyboards with the following features.

M-Audio Venom

Venom features

  • Extensive sound design capabilities—allow customers to create distinctive sounds using 41 oscillator waves and 53 drum sounds sampled from renowned vintage keyboards. Users can add realism to their mixes with a DSP-induced oscillator drift, and additional sound complexity with a 12-voice polyphony with three oscillators per voice, as well as 16 modulation routings.
  • Full-sized keyboard and ergonomic design—enables customers to comfortably create music and play using a 49-note, full-size, synth-action keybed and intuitive top-panel controls.
  • Included Vyzex Venom software editor—provides a clear visual representation of all synth settings and parameters so users can arrange sounds into banks, rename patches, save backups on their computers and collaborate with other users. Users can also mash up multiple patches and create new hybrid sounds with the built-in patch collider.
  • Built-in USB audio/MIDI interface—gives customers the ability to record audio from instruments, mics or other sound sources, or process external audio using Venom onboard effects and filters, without the need for additional audio interface hardware.
  • Compatibility with Pro Tools and third-party recording solutions—opens up workflows so customers can work directly with Pro Tools®, Pro Tools M-Powered™, Pro Tools SE and or third-party DAWs, including Ableton Live, Propellerhead Reason, Apple Logic and GarageBand, forming a powerful, all-in-one music creation, mixing and recording solution.

Venom is available today starting at $599 USD.

Torq 2.0—Next-Generation DJ Software Delivers Open Platform for Creative Performance and Production

Torq 2.0

Rebuilt from the ground up by Avid’s acclaimed software development teams, Torq 2.0 is a high-performance solution featuring advanced professional features and new flexible workflow options for creative DJ performance and real-time remixing and production.

New features in Torq 2.0 include

  • Four virtual decks with EQ, level control, headphone cueing and crossfade—enable customers to play four tracks at once to create unique, complex and dynamic mixes.
  • Traq Morph™ technology—patent pending innovation blends music tracks in exciting new ways by intelligently applying audio effects during crossfade. 
  • Open, flexible workflows—provide DJs with the flexibility to use the software with M-Audio Xponent® and Conectiv® DJ and third-party hardware, or stand-alone without any hardware at all.
  • Updated user interface and database—gives users the ability to sort through tens of thousands of tracks, including Apple iTunes Store libraries, to quickly create distinctive mixes.
  • 13 built-in effects and VST effect support—enable customers to reinvent sound by stacking up to four simultaneous built-in effects and one VST effect per deck, allowing for up to 20 effects at once.
  • Advanced recording options—empower DJs with the ability to capture their entire performance with an integrated performance recorder for distribution or editing. As a result of ReWire, they can also create, mix and record with Pro Tools or third-party DAWs, bringing their DJ performance to the studio environment.

Torq 2.0 is available for a free trial download today at www.avid.com/torq2trial. Torq 2.0 will be available worldwide via digital download on February 8, 2011 for $249.99 USD. The boxed version of Torq 2.0 will be available later in Q1.

Eleven Rack Expansion Pack: Expanded Guitar Amp Emulation, Vocal and Bass Workflows and Effects

Avid Eleven Rack Expansion Pack

The Eleven Rack Expansion Pack, a software add-on option for Avid’s award-winning Eleven Rack guitar amp and effects processor, provides a series of new features and enhancements to the system

Eleven Rack Expansion Pack features

  • New guitar and bass amp effects emulations—deliver users an expanded sonic palette with 19 new guitar amp and effects emulations, including an all-new bass amp/cabinet simulation that invokes the sounds of legendary bass tones.
  • Parametric EQ and studio compressor channel strip effects—allow customers to easily capture vocal and instrument performances using new channel strip-style signal processing.
  • Dynamic stereo delay—provides customers more options to enhance their sound, create custom effects and widen their guitar tone with full ducking, panning and filtering control on delay feedback.
  • Speaker break-up emulation—re-creates the natural distortion characteristics heard when turning up an analog amp with speaker breakup emulation added to all amps.

The Eleven Rack Expansion Pack will be available worldwide on March 22, 2011 for $99 USD via the Avid Web store only.

New Mbox Family Options: Portable Personal Recording Systems Now Available With or Without Pro Tools

Avid Mbox Family Options

Following on the heels of the Pro Tools version 9 launch in November 2010, Avid is now offering Mbox recording solutions bundled with Pro Tools 9. The new bundles—Pro Tools + Mbox Pro, Pro Tools + Mbox and Pro Tools + Mbox Mini—give musicians and engineers the ability to turn their Mac or PC into a portable recording, mixing and production studio using the industry’s most popular DAW for an Avid-advantaged workflow. For the first time ever, customers can also opt to purchase the Mbox Pro, Mbox or Mbox Mini as a standalone recording interface for use with their favorite third-party audio software. This flexibility enables customers to design a workflow that best suits their needs.

Pricing for Pro Tools + Mbox bundles begins at $699.99 for Pro Tools + Mbox Mini, $899.99 for Pro Tools + Mbox and $1,099.99 for Pro Tools + Mbox Pro. Pricing for standalone Mbox interfaces begins at $299.99 for the Mbox Mini, $499.99 for the Mbox and $799.99 for the Mbox Pro. All options will be available worldwide on March 21, 2011.

More information: Avid

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Propellerhead Software updates Record to v1.5.1 and Reason to v5.0.1

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Propellerhead Software Record/Reason

Propellerhead Software has released updates for Record and Reason, its music production applications for Windows and Mac.

We are happy to announce the immediate release of Record 1.5.1 and Reason 5.0.1 — free maintenance updates that resolve several minor issues in Reason and Record.

Changes in Record v1.5.1 / Reason v5.0.1

  • Record
    • CodeMeter has been updated to version 4.20b. This version provides better handling of various installation issues.
    • The MClass Mastering Suite Combinator appeared on the Create menu when the Japanese language was selected in Record. It has been removed (the way to use mastering combi patches in Record is to load them as Master Insert FX).
    • The EQ, Filter and Input Gain settings in the main mixer were not chased properly. This could cause clicks or slight fades in the beginning of bounced or played back tracks.
    • There was an audible hiccup (a small pause in the audio) whenever an effect (Wah or Compressor) was switched on or off on a Line 6 Amp device. The Line 6 components have been updated to fix this.
    • An interpolation issue could cause a very slight loss of high frequency content when processing audio in Neptune.
    • The size of Kong devices in the Record rack navigator was slightly incorrect.
    • In rare cases users had to authenticate twice when starting Record.
    • Normalize Clip did not work on clips with extremely long audio recordings.
  • Reason & Record
    • The handling of bad sound drivers has been improved, lessening the risk of a crash due to faulty drivers.
    • Added Remote support for M-Audio Oxygen 88.
    • Added localized help and documentation in German, Japanese and French. Note: The localized help and documentation files are automatically included when Reason or Record are installed from the DVD. When downloading Reason or Record, you need to download and install localized help and documentation separately.
    • During certain circumstances, if a MIDI control surface was locked to a device and the user deleted any device from that song, the program could crash. This would happen if there was another song open and that song was playing back in the background.
    • The “Arpeggio Notes to Track” function on the RPG-8 could cause the program to crash if some of the RPG-8 parameters had been automated.
    • Saving a patch could in rare cases cause the program to crash. This happened if the user loaded a patch from a folder containing a huge number of patches, then moved the patch file to another folder and finally attempted to resave the patch by Alt-clicking the Save Patch button on the device.
    • In some cases, after copying and pasting a sample-based device from one song to another, the pasted device could refer to the wrong samples if the samples were self-contained.
    • Cable drawing has been slightly improved.
    • Thor’s step sequencer in random mode triggered two voices. This could happen when the “Step” run mode was selected and the direction was set to “Random”.
    • The program will occasionally check the available hard disk space. On some systems, these checks could make the user interface temporarily unresponsive.
    • Duplicating devices a large number of times could cause a graphical bug in the rack.
    • A number of localized (translated) text strings were cut off.
    • Voice handling for the NN-XT has been optimized slightly.
    • Dr. OctoRex slice numbers were not shown correctly in Edit mode when using the application in German.
    • If a song used SoundFonts under Windows Vista or Windows 7, the program could store the wrong path to the referenced samples. As a result, there would be missing sounds next time the song was opened.
    • Switching from MIDI sync to internal sync could result in an “Unknown Exception” alert.
    • The program could become very unresponsive when working with songs with a large number of self-contained samples.
    • Songs or combi patches could load with incorrect settings. This happened if a Combi rotary or button had been programmed to control a certain device parameter, and this parameter had been changed “manually” so that its state conflicted with the Combi rotary/button. After saving and loading, the setting of the device parameter was reset to match the Combi settings.
    • When stopping after recording in ReWire mode, the program could freeze for a few seconds.
    • Updated some Japanese translations.
    • The program could assert when changing to virtual MIDI input settings.
    • Kong’s Nurse Rex in Slice Trig mode within a Mute Group would not mute the voice when another pad was triggered.
    • A crash could be caused by dragging one or more half width devices and hovering over a Disk Channel device that doesn’t show inserts.
    • The function of bouncing several audio clips to new samples or to a new recording could take longer than expected.
    • The remote override mode was not completely blocked while the program tried to quit.
    • Muted audio clips in Blocks while adjusting the Block Clip offset could look a bit peculiar.
    • Sample Editor now handles samples with a sampling frequency below 8000 HZ correctly.
    • Names of Mix Channels could become blank in certain cases.
    • Bug in the Mix/Disk-channel, which could occur whenever a device was added or removed in the combi of a channel device (insert effects). This bug might show itself by some short clicking sound, artifact or short freeze when adding or removing devices in a channel device. The Combinator was not affected, and also not the master section.
    • There was a bug when the user tried to move the notes that were being recorded either by scaling the tempo in the tool window or nudging them with Ctrl-left/right.
    • Handling of ReGrooved blocks has been improved.
    • NN-Nano now uses High Quality Interpolation when pitching samples.
    • Converting pattern automation to notes disregarded pattern offsets incorrectly.
    • Automation of aftertouch, expression and breath are now smoothed in Thor.
  • ReFill Packer
    • ReFill Packer will now preserve tempo maps in AIFF and WAV files.
    • The previous version of ReFill Packer didn’t handle files with leading and trailing spaces in their names properly.
    • Better handling of how ReFill Packer works when invoked using non privileged accounts.
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Mihai Sorohan Vowel Ensemble Choir Pack, free sample pack

Mihai Sorohan Vowel Ensemble Choir Pack

Mihai Sorohan has released the Vowel Ensemble Choir Pack, a free sample pack in Multisampla and Kontakt formats.

The choir patch was developed by Mihai Sorohan together with Richard Osborn for Mu.Lab Multisampla and Selcuk Bor (from Symphony of Specters) for Kontakt.

Vowel Ensemble Choir Pack features

  • Choir: Citrina – soprano & alto, Jelena – alto, Roman & Dimitri (Timohi) – tenor, JonnyZed – tenor, Mihai – tenor & baritone.
  • Gear used: Microphone – AKG Perception 170, Preamp – Art Tube MP Project Series, Soundcard – M-Audio Audiophile 192.
  • Samples at 32 bit float, 44.1 khz samplerate.

The Vowel Ensemble Choir Pack is available as a free download. Note: The Kontakt files and patches can be found on Symphony of Specters Facebook Page.

More information: Mihai Sorohan / Vowel Ensemble Choir Pack

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