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Korg intros mini KAOSS PAD 2

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Korg mini KAOSS PAD 2

Korg has introduced the mini KAOSS PAD 2, an effect processor and media player.

Korg’s Kaoss Pad Series products have become the must-have effect units on in every musician’s rig – especially on the DJ scene. In addition to inheriting powerful effect programs from the Kaoss Pad KP3 and the Kaoss Pad Quad, the Mini Kaoss Pad 2 provides an MP3 player with adjustable pitch, making it ideal for creating DJ-Style performances. Use it as a DJ playback device, or use it to process the entire output of your DJ rig with Korg’s famous KAOSS effects. Instrumentalists, guitarists, sound designers and even just music fans will enjoy using the Mini Kaoss Pad 2. Offering a built-in mic, onboard speaker, and convenient battery power, the Mini KAOSS Pad 2 is completely self-contained and ready wherever you go!

mini KAOSS PAD 2 features

  • Control effects in real time using the intuitive touchpad interface.
  • MP3 player with microSD card slot for data storage/exchange; Perform on the Mini Kaoss Pad 2 without needing any other equipment!
  • 100 effect programs, ideal for DJ mixes or sound design.
  • 3 Program Memories provide instant recall of favorite effects.
  • Powerful Looper, Vinyl Break, and Ducking Comp effects borrowed from the Kaoss Pad Quad.
  • Internal mic plus external audio inputs.
  • Support for pitch change and cue point settings allows serious DJ play..
  • Record your performances and save then to using the microSD card slot.
  • 6 preset audio demo loops.

The mini KAOSS PAD 2 will be available May 2012, priced May MSRP $220 USD.

More information: Korg / mini KAOSS PAD 2

CyberStep KDJ-ONE Mobile Audio Workstation available to pre-order

CyberStep has announced its new Mobile Audio Workstation, KDJ-ONE, which is now available for pre-order in Japan, North America, Germany, and France.

CyberStep KDJ-ONE

KDJ-ONE is a first of its kind DAW touchscreen smartbook featuring an advanced synthesizer, sequencer, and multitrack audio editing with ACIDized WAV support. Built-in speakers, mic, WLAN, and lithium battery make KDJ-ONE a completely portable and wireless handheld production environment. Additionally, a high precision vibration system adds unique force feedback to your music creating experience.

KDJ-ONE features a combination of multi-touch screen, keypad, and jog dial for a fluid and intuitive control system unlike that of any existing hardware or software. It runs Intel MeeGo Handset Edition as its OS, and supports all of MeeGo’s features including a web browser, Skype, media player, and more. The unit’s built-in KDJ2 Synth features 10 synthesis algorithms, 20 effects, 7 filters, and 4 modulation units including step modulation, which delivers an indispensable tool when creating electronic/club style tracks.

ACID formatted samples may also be loaded directly into KDJ-ONE’s audio tracks and time-stretched just as in ACID DJ, creating a whole new world of possibilities. Likewise, patterns created with KDJ-ONE may be exported directly to ACIDized WAV format. The 6 track pattern sequencer includes automation/motion sequencing, loop recording, step recording, piano roll, and all other standard sequencer features.

KDJ-ONE also features a unique song mode that allows DJ style mixing of two patterns in real time. KDJ-ONE’s internal synthesizer may be used as a VST plugin within any external VST host, via wireless LAN or USB. Internal settings and data are also editable from the computer. The high precision “QW” vibration system sends vibrations from your music directly to your fingertips, adding a whole new element of force feedback to your music production experience!

CyberStep will be exhibiting KDJ-ONE at the NAMM Show 2012 (January 19th – 22nd, 2012 Anaheim Convention Center, booth E #1059).

More information: CyberStep

TuneUp media clean-up software 20% off

TuneUp

TuneUp Media has announced a limited time discount on its TuneUp software for Windows and Mac.

TuneUp Transforms Your Music Collection. Automagically.™

  • TuneUp plugs into iTunes and Windows Media Player, providing you with easy, 1-click access to all the tools you need to get the most out of your music.
  • The interface is simple and intuitive. No instruction manuals needed!
  • TuneUp is able to intelligently fix your music library using cutting-edge acoustic fingerprinting technology, which evaluates the song’s digital DNA and references it against Gracenote’s MusicID™, the world’s largest database of music metadata.

All TuneUp products are 20% off the retail price until December 31st, 2011.

More information: TuneUp

Gemini ships RS-415USB loudspeaker

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Gemini has announced it is shipping the RS-415USB, a great sounding loudspeaker that combines impeccable audio quality with a built-in USB and SD media player, allowing you to select and play tracks directly from a memory card or USB storage device.

Gemini RS-415USB speaker

The RS-415USB’s player section features an SD card slot and a USB port, along with controls for Play/Pause, Stop, Repeat and Track Skip, enabling users to locate their desired track on the connected device and play it with ease. A bright LCD screen even displays your track information, making navigation quick and simple.

The speaker also boasts a 15-inch woofer and 1.75-inch Titanium high frequency driver in a bi-amped, 300-watt system (245W + 55W), offering powerful, full-range sound and accurate audio reproduction.

“Gemini’s RS loudspeakers offer great sound quality and outstanding value,” says Mark Wilder, Vice President of Marketing for GCI Technologies. “Now, with the addition of a built-in USB and SD media player, the RS-415USB lets users play and control music right from an attached SD card or USB memory stick. Bands and mobile musicians can incorporate backing tracks into their sets, while bar, club and restaurant owners can use the RS-415USB as a simple, convenient way to provide music for their customers.”

The RS-415USB also features bass and treble tone control, plus dual microphone inputs as well as Line RCA and XLR inputs. An XLR output even allows a user to link additional speakers for a larger, louder setup. Thanks to its clever design, the RS-415USB combines a versatile, affordable loudspeaker solution with a powerful, handy media player.

The RS-415USB is available now for $349 USD/€409 EUR/£359 GBP.

More information: Gemini / RS-415USB

CSR Labs releases vstPlayer, free media player plugin

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CSR Labs vstPlayer

CSR Labs has released vstPlayer, a free media player plug-in for Windows.

Audio File Player VST – A handy VST plugin that is able to play a variety of audio formats. I use it every day with Bidule.

vstPlayer features

  • Supports multiple audio formats (WAV/AIFF/BWF/FLAC/OGG supported, MP3/AAC/M4A are under active development).
  • Full featured playlist.
  • Play/pause.

vstPlayer is available to download as a freeware VST plug-in for Windows.

More information: CSR Labs / vstPlayer

Korg announces MP-10 Pro Professional Media Player

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Korg MP-10 Pro

Korg has announced the MP-10 Pro, a professional media player.

The MP-10 Pro is the perfect musical companion for mobile entertainers, solo keyboardists, singers and amateur musicians. This revolutionary all-in-one product brings together MP3 playback, MIDI song play, vocal processing and more in one easy-to-use entertainment center. From performing as the consummate DJ, hosting a karaoke night, or even programming your own musical interludes as your band takes a break, the MP-10 Pro is ready to provide professional results with over-the-top extras, wherever and whenever you are.

MP-10 Pro features

  • Dual Song Players capable of handling MP3 or Standard MIDI Files (SMF).
  • Pre-listen function for cueing up one song as the other plays for non-stop entertainment.
  • Independent control of tempo (time stretch) and key transpose (pitch shift).
  • MP3 Vocal remover for sing-along and Karaoke style performances.
  • TC Helicon Vocal Processor adds professional dynamic control, EQ and delay effects to any voice.
  • Built-in MIDI sound engine based on Korg’s acclaimed EDS technology.
  • Advanced song library (iTunes compatible) with multiple search parameters for quick look-up.
  • Illuminated interface with color touch screen display.
  • USB host & device ports for direct keyboard entry/operation and computer connection.
  • Internal 120 GB hard drive stores approximately 30,000 songs.
  • Highly portable with built-in handle; travel bag included.

The MP-10 Pro will be available July 2010.

More information: Korg / MP-10 Pro

MachineCodex updates Neutrino to v1.86

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MachineCodex Neutrino

MachineCodex has released version 1.86 of Neutrino (formerly AudioCodex), the core player for the Mac with advanced playback features you won’t find in any other player.

Add effects, reverb, loops, time, pitch, Audio Units plug-ins, and more, all in real time. Enhance your music with equalizers and space correcting audio units. Explore stunning Music Visualizer representations of your music as it plays.

Changes in Neutrino v1.86

  • Master & Mix volume controls now operate independently in QuickTime mode.
  • Mix Volume control In QuickTime mode uses a modified response-curve for a closer match to CoreAudio volume ramping.
  • Watched Folder item Album, Artist & Genre fields are auto-filled using file-system folder-names if no matching iTunes track can be found.
  • Genre tags discovered via metadata scanning as Indexed ID3v1 & heaxadecimal strings are now converted to their Id3V1 equivalent English names.
  • ‘Add to playlist’ contextual menu item allows easy adding of selected tracks to different Workspace playlists.
  • Fix for crash at launch that could occur if Neutrino was parsing an iTunes XML file and encountered a track with no ‘Location’ key.
  • Fix for using ‘Return’ key to start playback of a selected Workgroup playlist item also opening the ‘Name’ table cell for editing.
  • Fix for Table column names & contents occasionally overflowing their drawing bounds.
  • Fix for System alert sounding if Space, Return or Esc keys were used while the MediaView was the active view.
  • Fix for Space, Return or Esc keys failing to consistently responding as ‘global’ controls.
  • Fix for floating AV controller play button state not being synchronised with keyboard-initiated playback state changes.
  • Fix for crash that could occur when attempting to create the Settings interface after loading certain (non-bundled) Quartz Compositions created on OSX 10.4.x.
  • Fix for markers failing to be deleted when dragged ‘off’ the transport view.

Neutrino 1.86 is a recommended update for all users, and is available immediately via the built-in Software update facility, or by direct download.

More information: MachineCodex

MachineCodex releases Neutrino v1.70

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MachineCodex Neutrino

MachineCodex has released version 1.70 of Neutrino (formerly AudioCodex), the core player for the Mac with advanced playback features you won’t find in any other player.

Add effects, reverb, loops, time, pitch, Audio Units plug-ins, and more, all in real time. Enhance your music with equalizers and space correcting audio units. Explore stunning Music Visualizer representations of your music as it plays.

Changes in Neutrino v1.70

  • New Features
    • Multiple marker support, allowing users to add as many markers as they choose.
      • Popup Marker properties inspector
      • Lockable markers
      • Editable names & Notes per marker
      • Instant cue at any marker
      • Quicktime Chapter-track support
    • MediaView:
      • View iTunes cover art for iTunes items
      • Drag & drop importing of png, pict, jpeg, or gif files for use as cover art
      • Movie art, auto-art-grab on first-view
      • View Visualizer previews as art
      • Fast art loading & scrolling, even with thousands of items
  • Other Changes & additions
    • Apple Remote & KeySpan FrontRow support
    • Floating transport controller for video window
    • Audio Output device control for QuickTime playback
    • Hue, Saturation, Brightness & Contrast controls for video playback
    • Increased responsiveness for Bass, Treble & Boost controls for QuickTime playback
    • Metadata scanning now discovers ID3V1 & ID3V2 tags, QuickTime & iTunes Metadata
    • FLAC playback via CoreAudio — requires the free CAFlacComponents & Flac library from: http://www.machinecodex.com/support/?q=flac_components.
    • OGG playback via QuickTime — requires the free XiphQT QuickTime components from: http://www.xiph.org/quicktime/download.html.
    • Transport control Changes:
      • Mousedown events within the transport slider bounds cause the playback-time to snap to the clicked position
      • In & Out marker poisitons are respected when monitoring playback progress and during mousedown & dragging operations
      • Marker & / or time postions can be changed while paused without playback being force recued
      • Mouseclicks within the transport slider bounds now preserve the current marker selection
    • Restored & extended the functionality of the 'Device' popup button on the 'Output' group of the 'Adjust' tab in the Inspector.
    • New 'Default Output' item now appears at the top of the Output Device popup button menu; when 'Default Output' is selected, AudioCodex will use whatever output device is set as the Default Output in Audio Midi Setup or System Preferences: Sound, and will switch devices automatically during playback if the Default Output device is changed at the system level. The choice of output device persists between sessions, and falls back to the Default Output device if the specified device cannot be found.
    • New 'Locate' option for tracks whose source file has been moved, renamed, or cannot otherwise be found.
    • New 'Show Current Track' item added to the 'View' menu, which instantly reveals & selects the currently loaded / playing track and playlist in the Tracks and Sources lists.
    • New 'Help' group added to the Source list, which allows the built-in Help to be viewed within the main application window.
    • Inspector GUI overhaul & freshen-up
    • FxChain Insert Effect / change menu's now group AU effects by manufacturer
    • FxChain Insert Effect button now shows an Effects browser sheet which groups AU effects by manufacturer
    • Improved support for AU's that provide custom Carbon views
    • Warp Inspector now provides Time controls to alter BPM & Duration as well as Time factor; adjust BPM by 1 unit increments, duration by 1, 10, 100 or 1000 millisecond steps. Transpose Pitch by coarse slider, finetune with the new 'single-cent-incrementing' jog-shuttle slider, with adjustment by semitone & cent increments provided by dedicated stepper buttons
  • Bugfixes
    • Fixed an issue where floating utility windows could open 'offscreen' if the screen configuration changed between successive launches; all floating windows now open on the main screen if their saved location is not contained within any of the currently attached displays.
    • Fixed an issue where intermittent crashes could occur when initiating playback of QuickTime files that use the Perian-codec for decoding.
    • Fixed an issue where In & Out marker positions set by using 'Punch In' or 'Punch Out' would only be saved if a subsequent mouse-drag marker editing operation was performed on that track.
    • Fixed an issue where once sorted, playlists could be unsorted temporarily, but would revert back to the last sorted state when re-loaded.
    • Fixed an issue where playback position would be tracked incorrectly when playing audio files encoded at a different sample-rate than that of the current Output device
    • Fixed an error of omission which prevented AudioCodex from adding FLAC-encoded files to playlists.

Neutrino is available for Mac (OS X 10.4.7+) for $29.95 USD.
A 30-day shareware version is available for download from the product page.

More information: MachineCodex