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Alesis introduces DM Dock and AmpDock for iPad

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Alesis has announced the DM Dock drum module and AmpDock multi-effects guitar processor for iPad.

Alesis DM Dock

The DM Dock harnesses the power of your iPad to give you an unlimited selection of sounds, a massive touchscreen for hands-on visual control, and wireless connectivity.

This first-of-its-kind drum module builds upon the widely acclaimed design of the Alesis iO Dock, harnessing the tremendous processing power of your iPad or iPad 2 to give you a fully-integrated, stage-ready module with a wide array of professional trigger inputs and audio outputs.

DM Dock features

  • The only drum module for iPad and iPad 2.
  • Works with virtually any app including GarageBand.
  • 13 individual 1/4″ TRS trigger inputs for connecting drum and cymbal pads and other triggers.
  • Works with dual-zone drum and cymbal pads, continuous hi-hats, three-zone rides, and multiple chokeable cymbals.
  • Hinged door completely encloses and secures your iPad.
  • Mounts to any stand or rack using the Alesis Module Mount (sold separately).
  • 1/4″ Headphone jack with volume control.
  • 1/8″ Mix Input for mixing in external audio sources.
  • Balanced 1/4″ stereo main outputs for connecting to an amp or PA.
  • MIDI input and output for connecting to external MIDI hardware.
  • USB MIDI port for use with MIDI software applications or your Mac or PC.
  • Powers and charges iPad using universal wall power supply.
  • Assignable footswitch input for program changes, start/stop sequences or metronome.
Alesis AmpDock

The AmpDock harnesses the massive processing power of iPad, allowing you to unleash your ultimate guitar tone.

Building upon the design and technology of the widely acclaimed Alesis iO Dock, the AmpDock is the world’s first device for guitarists that enables tonal shaping through iPad’s processor. The AmpDock fully encloses your iPad or iPad 2 in a rugged and portable device made especially for guitarists and bassists.

Whether you’re in the studio or on the stage, the AmpDock helps you create “the sound in your head” with real controls and professional inputs and outputs that work with virtually any app, as well as your amp and pedal setup.

AmpDock features

  • The first professional guitar processor to use your iPad or iPad 2 for signal processing.
  • Works with GarageBand, AmpliTube, JamUp, and virtually any audio or CoreMIDI app.
  • Includes a rugged pedalboard controller with program, effect, bypass, volume and continuous controls.
  • Guitar Input 1 and switchable Mic/Line/Guitar Input 2; professional outputs, and MIDI jacks.
  • Kickstand allows for stable positioning on top of guitar amps.
  • Hinged door completely encloses and secures your iPad.
  • Mountable to a mic stand using the Alesis Module Mount (sold separately).
  • 1/4″ high-impedance guitar input and combo input for microphone, second guitar, or another instrument.
  • 1/4″ outputs with Guitar/Line impedance switch.
  • Stereo auxiliary outputs for connection to external effects.
  • Two assignable endless knobs to control parameters in compatible apps.
  • Analog Input 1, Input 2, Main, and Headphone volume controls.
  • MIDI input and outputs and USB MIDI jack for use with other controllers and MIDI software or hardware.

More information: Alesis / DM Dock / AmpDock

Tascam introduces DP-24 Digital Portastudio

Tascam has announced the DP-24, a 24-track Digital Portastudio with solid-state recording, a color LCD and channel strip controls to make recording simple so you stay creative.

Tascam DP-24

Up to eight tracks can be recorded at a time through its combination XLR and ¼” combo jacks. Input processing like compression and limiting are available during recording, as well as guitar amp simulation and multi-effects for use with the instrument-level input.

Once recorded, tracks can be viewed and mixed on the large color LCD and dedicated mixing controls like nineteen linear faders and a dozen channel strip encoders. Two Mixdown effects including reverb and chorus are also available, as well as a mastering effect. Once finished, songs can be transferred to computer over USB or written to CD with the built-in CD-RW drive.

With its great sound, powerful features and easy operation, the DP-24 is TASCAM’s best Portastudio yet.

DP-24 Digital Portastudio features

  • 24-track digital Portastudio.
  • Color LCD display and 12-encoder channel strip for simple operation.
  • Eight microphone inputs on combo XLR-1/4” jacks with phantom power.
  • Up to eight-track simultaneous recording at 48kHz/24-bit audio resolution.
  • Solid-state recording to SD Card media for better shock resistance than hard drive recording.
  • Instrument-level input for direct recording of guitar or bass.
  • Dedicated controls for EQ, pan and effect sends.
  • Multiple effects processors for input processing, guitar amp simulation and mastering.
  • Virtual tracks for alternate takes and undo.
  • CD-RW drive for mixdown and backup.
  • Built-in chromatic tuner and metronome.
  • MIDI input and output for clocking and control.
  • ¼” monitor outputs, effect send outs and headphone output.

More information: Tascam / DP-24

IK Multimedia releases VocaLive for iPad

IK Multimedia has released VocaLive for iPad, the first professional vocal live performing and recording processor for the iPad.

IK Multimedia VocaLive for iPad

Singers and songwriters will have a suite of 5 dedicated real-time vocal effects (pitch correction, choir harmonizer, voice doubler, vocal morpher and de-esser) plus 7 effects tailored to vocal processing (reverb, EQ, compressor, delay, envelope filter, chorus, phazer) that can be combined on a 4-processor vocal rig chain. VocaLive also includes dozens of presets to help you get up and running in seconds.

With the VocaLive app you can record (single or multi-track), sing along with your iPod song library (with voice cancel included), and warm up with the included vocal tools giving you the most complete, portable vocal solution.

VocaLive can be used with the built-in iPad microphone, earbuds with built-in mic, or for the best results, with IK’s new iRig Mic. VocaLive is the most portable and powerful vocal processing tool always available at your fingertips on your iPad.

VocaLive features

  • Real time vocal processor + recording app.
  • 4-processor vocal rig chain.
  • 12 professional studio quality vocal effects.
  • Single-track Recorder expandable to a full 8-track recording studio available for in-app purchase.
  • Import and play songs for use as backing tracks directly from your iPod library or computer.
  • Voice Cancel feature lets you create sing-along backing tracks by removing the vocal track from existing recordings.
  • 50 factory Presets included with 40 Favorites for fast recall.
  • Number of user Presets limited only by device memory.
  • Includes metronome and vocal warm-up tools.
  • Low-latency for real time vocal processing.

VocaLive for iPad is available to purchase for $19.99 USD / 15.99 EUR. A free version is also available, and new effects can be added starting from $2.99 USD / 2.39 EUR.

More information: IK Multimedia / VocaLive for iPad

Korg intros MA-1 metronome

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Korg MA-1 Solo Metronome

Korg has introduced the MA-1, a compact solo metronome.

The MA-1 is a compact metronome that solidly covers all the basics with a broad tempo range and a rich variety of beats and rhythm patterns.The MA-1 also shows the beat in an innovative way that makes practicing easier.

The MA-1 is available in your choice of two-tone color schemes: blue and black, or black and red. With stylish design and reliable functionality, this is an indispensible rhythm training aide for any musician.

MA-1 features

  • Multi-function compact metronome.
  • Available in two attractive color schemes: blue and black, or black and red.
  • Beat-Counting display makes it easier to practice your rhythm and phrasing.
  • Choose from two types of tempo steps: pendulum steps or full steps.
  • Tap Tempo function lets you quickly set the desired tempo.
  • Beat display offers from 1 to 9 beats, plus 8 rhythm types to practice any style of music.
  • Tune any instrument using the 12 step (C4 – B4) chromatic reference pitch.
  • Adjustable calibration setting (410 – 480 Hz).
  • Earphone jack with adjustable volume.
  • Memory backup function and auto power-off function.
  • Up to approximately 290 hours of continuous operation.

The MA-1 will be available to purchase this August, priced MSRP $40 USD.

More information: Korg / MA-1

Binary Bleeps updates Sampler iOS sampling performance instrument to v1.1

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Binary Bleeps Sampler

Binary Bleeps has released version 1.1 of Sampler for iOS.

Binary Bleeps Sampler is an audio capture and performance instrument – a beat-maker with motion-controlled pitch, filter, delay, and lo-fi bit crusher effects.

Changes in Sampler v1.1

  • Metronome with auditive and visual feedback.
  • Global effects: Compression and saturation.
  • Re-structured settings views.
  • General performance improvements.

Sampler for iOS is available to purchase for $1.99 USD.

More information: Binary Bleeps / Sampler

IK Multimedia VocaLive, vocal processor app for iOS

IK Multimedia VocaLive

IK Multimedia has released VocaLive, the first professional performing and recording vocal processor app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

VocaLive provides vocalists with a suite of 12 real-time professional vocal effects along with a capable recorder for studio quality sound in a portable package.

When used with the newly announced iRig Mic, VocaLive gives singers an easy-to-use but extremely powerful music creation tool that provides professional results previously achievable only with expensive hardware or complex computer software.

VocaLive features

  • Real-time vocal processor + recording app.
  • 3-processor vocal effects chain.
  • 12 professional studio quality vocal effects.
  • Single track Recorder expandable to a full 4-track studio available for in-app purchase.
  • Import and play songs from your iPod library or computer for use as backing tracks.
  • Voice Cancel feature lets you create sing-along backing tracks by removing the vocal track from existing recordings.
  • 50 Presets included with 4 Favorites for fast recall.
  • Includes metronome and vocal warm-up tools.
  • Low-latency for real-time vocal processing.
  • FREE version also available.

VocaLive is available to purchase from the iTunes App Store for $19.99 USD/15.99 EUR.

A Free, expandable version is also available that allows the user to purchase the individual effects a-la-carte inside the app. Vocal Effects cost $4.99 USD/3.99 EUR each, and Studio Effects cost $2.99 USD/2.39 EUR each. The 4-Track Recorder for both the Free and Full versions costs $4.99 USD/3.99 EUR.

More information: IK Multimedia / VocaLive

Korg announces Pandora mini, personal multi effect processor

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Korg Pandora mini

Korg has announced the PANDORA mini, a personal multi effect processor.

The highly-acclaimed PANDORA – now in miniature! Anytime, anywhere, play that song on your guitar or bass with your favorite set of effects.

The first-generation PANDORA appeared in 1995. This revolutionary product dramatically changed the concept of a multi-effect unit, placing great sound and unheard of versatility into a compact body. Constantly evolving, the PANDORA Series became a long-selling favorite for guitarists and bassists around the world.

Pandora mini features

  • Ultra-compact pocket-size multi-effect designed for both guitar and bass.
  • Powered by “REMS” modeling technology.
  • 200 preset programs (including song presets).
  • 200 user programs locations for storing your own sounds.
  • 158 types of amazing amps and effects.
  • Use up to seven effects at once.
  • 100 different rhythm patterns plus a built-in metronome; ideal for composing and practice..
  • AUX input for jamming along to your favorite songs on CD, MP3, etc.; Ability to change the pitch of the Aux input by ± one octave.
  • TAP button makes it easy to set the delay time or the tempo of the Rhythm.
  • Four program memory buttons allow one-touch recall of your favorite programs.
  • Auto-tuner with muting.
  • Backlit LCD screen ensures good visibility, even in dim locations.
  • Stylish body, available in either black or white.
  • Sound editing software; edit sounds and manage programs from your computer (available for download from the Korg website).
  • Two-way power: batteries or USB bus power.

More information: Korg / Pandora mini

Alesis introduces DM8 USB Kit and DM8 Pro Kit electronic drumsets

Alesis has introduced the DM8 USB Kit and DM8 Pro Kit, two new electronic drumsets.

Alesis’ latest drum module in a line now spanning 20 years, the DM8 builds on the success of the top-of-the-line DM10. The DM8 shares the DM10’s essential architecture, including playback of genuine recordings of real drums and cymbals and advanced Dynamic Articulation™ multi-samples.

Drummers will find the DM8 to be packed with over 750 first-call studio and live drums and cymbals, dozens of play-along tracks and an advanced metronome for practice and performance. The DM8 features professional audio and trigger inputs and outputs and MIDI and USB MIDI for expansive flexibility and connection to a wide range of devices.

Alesis DM8 USB Kit

DM8 USB Kit features

  • DM8 high-definition drum module with over 750 Dynamic Articulation™ sounds.
  • Low-noise, natural-feeling rubber pads: dual-zone Snare with rimshot and three Toms with natural feel.
  • Large Kick works with single and double pedals (sold separately).
  • Large dual-zone Ride with bell, bow, and choke, Crash with choke, and Hi-Hat with continuous-control pedal.
  • DMRack with four-post design, wingbolt-adjustable clamps, and mini-boom cymbal arms.
  • DMRack comes preassembled for quick setup.
  • Premium instrument library multi-sampled from real drums and cymbals.
  • Play along with tracks and record yourself with the three-part sequencer.
  • Mix input for practicing with external music players.
  • USB-enabled for tracking and programming with virtually all music software.
Alesis DM8 Pro Kit

DM8 Pro Kit features

    DM8 high-definition drum module with over 750 Dynamic Articulation™ sounds.

  • RealHead 8″, 10″, and 12″ drum pads with tension-adjustable drumheads.
  • 12″ dual-zone Snare, 8″, 10″, and 12″ Toms, and 8″ Kick, which works with single and double pedals (sold separately).
  • DMPad 12″, 14″, and 16″ multi-zone cymbal pads with natural motion.
  • 16″ 3-zone Ride with choke, 14″ Crash with choke, 12″ Hi-Hat with RealHat continuous pedal.
  • StageRack with four-post design, integrated cymbal booms, and wingbolt-adjustable clamps.
  • StageRack comes with convertible boom/straight cymbal arms, mounted in the downtubes.
  • Premium instrument library multi-sampled from real drums and cymbals.
  • Play along with tracks and record yourself with the three-part sequencer.
  • Mix input for practicing with external music players.
  • USB-enabled for tracking and programming with virtually all music software.

Alesis will display both kits at booth #6400 of the 2011 NAMM Show from January 13-16, Anaheim, CA.

More information: Alesis / DM8 USB Kit / DM8 Pro Kit