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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


Alesis DM7 USB Kit, electronic drumset now shipping

Alesis DM7 USB Kit

Alesis has announced it is now shipping the DM7 USB Kit, a five-piece electronic drumset.

Crushing bass drums, cracking snares, melodic toms and shimmering cymbals are all at your fingertips when you sit behind the DM7 USB Kit. Experience the thrill of busting out beats on eight total drum and cymbal pads powered by a sound module with over 400 sounds. Between the stable rack, triple-zone snare pad, choke-able crash and USB connectivity, the DM7 USB Kit gives you flagship electronic drumset features at an ultra-affordable price.

With a built-in metronome, lessons and a performance record feature, the DM7 USB Kit not only accommodates your development but also contributes to it. If you’re looking for a kit to get you drumming fast with advanced features hard to outgrow, look no further than the DM7 USB Kit.

DM7 USB Kit features

  • Five-drum, three-cymbal drum kit with USB-enabled drum module.
  • More than 400 stereo sounds in 80 kits.
  • Large, triple-zone snare pad for triggering head, rimshot and cross-stick sounds.
  • Crash with choke feature to immediately stop the sound.
  • Flexible metronome and learning exercises to help you become a better drummer.
  • Record your performance, listen back, and share with friends.
  • 30 custom drum kits let you mix and match your favorite sounds together.
  • Customize individual drum and cymbal sounds’ volume, pan, tuning, and reverb settings.
  • Eight studio EQ settings create the perfect room, club, or stadium sound.
  • 1/4″ line in mixes your iPod or other music player to play along to.
  • Pre-assembled, four-post rack for quick setup and stable support.
  • Rack clamps feature large wing-bolts allowing fast, secure adjustment.
  • Mini-boom cymbal tilters position your cymbals exactly where you like them.
  • Retractable spurs hold the large kick pad in place when being played .
  • Headphone output to play all night long without disturbing the peace.
  • Line out to connect to an amplifier, PA or recording system .
  • USB connection to play and record to your favorite computer music software.
  • Includes ToonTrack EZ Drummer Lite software.

The DM7 USB Kit is now available to purchase for a U.S. Retail Price of $799 USD and an estimated street price of $599 USD.

More information: Alesis / DM7 USB Kit


IK Multimedia releases AmpliTube 2 for iPhone

IK Multimedia AmpliTube 2 for iPhone

IK Multimedia has released AmpliTube 2 for iPhone, a major update to the leading guitar software for iPhone.

AmpliTube 2 for iPhone offers incredibly realistic tones and effects, full multi-track recording capabilities and an advanced practice tool – all in one convenient mobile app, from the leaders in analog gear modeling software for professional recording studios. Use the AmpliTube iRig interface adapter to connect your guitar to your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad and you are ready to rock!

New in AmpliTube 2 for iPhone

  • New built-in one-track recorder with re-amping feature (free update).
  • New multi-track recorder with 4 tracks and master FX section with 3 effects: Reverb, EQ and Compressor (available as in-app purchase).
  • 5 new stompbox effects: Compressor, Reverb, Parametric EQ, Graphic EQ and Limiter (available as in-app purchase).
  • Improved sound quality of gear and cabinets with DSP parts derived from AmpliTube 3 and T-RackS 3 for Mac/PC (free update).
  • Export recordings and mixes as high quality WAV audio files or send them by email as MP3s (free update).
  • Import songs as backing tracks directly from user iPod library, from iTunes using file sharing or Wi-Fi (free update).
  • New SpeedTrainer allows players to slow down/speed up imported songs without affecting the pitch (free update).
  • Up to 50 songs can now be imported (free update).
  • New preset naming feature (free update).
  • New Setup panel including input and output level controls (free update).
  • New scrollable menu for easier and faster gear selection in the FX and AMP sections (free update).

AmpliTube 2 for iPad is currently in development with even more powerful features and will be announced shortly. Current iPad only users are advised to wait for the dedicated version before going ahead with the in-app purchase of the iPhone version.

More information: IK Multimedia / AmpliTube 2 for iPhone


Tascam TG-7 & TC-8, wide-format tuners

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Tascam TG-7 & TC-8

Tascam has announced the TG-7 and TC-8, two new tuners.

TASCAM’s TG-7 and TC-8 tuners combine fast pitch detection and a 5″ wide backlit LCD display to help musicians dial into perfect pitch. The TG-7, designed for guitar and bass players, has a 1/4″ in and thru and fits perfectly on pedalboards and amplifiers. The TC-8 is tailored for band and orchestra players with alternate tuning scales for period instruments. Both tuners have a built-in microphone and powerful metronome with internal speaker.

The tuner in the TG-7 and TC-8 uses high speed processing to calculate the pitch. Four tuner modes allow up to 1.25-cent steps on the display for maximum accuracy, and the tuner can be calibrated to an installed piano. They have desktop feet with a clip to attach to a music stand, and a tripod mount is also built-in. The metronome on the TG-7 and TC-8 can be set to various beat accents, and tap tempo allows the musician to find the tempo marking for any song.

TG-7 & TC-8 features

  • Chromatic tuner.
  • Metronome with 30-300 BPM range and seven accent values.
  • 5″ Wide backlit LCD display with note value and bargraph displaying pitch deviation.
  • Four display modes: Bargraph, Fine, Strobe Animation and Needle.
  • Oscillator for playing pitch.
  • Built-in speaker for pitch and metronome.
  • Built-in microphone for acoustic instruments.
  • Tuner Calibration mode.
  • Flip-out stand for tabletop use with hooks for music stand mounting.
  • Tripod mount.
  • Tuning modes TG-7: Guitar, Bass, Chromatic, Drop-D, Drop-G, Open-D, Open-G and five user-definable scales.
  • Tuning modes TC-8: Equal Temperament, Pythagorean, Mean tone, Werckmeister III, Kirnberger III, Kellner, Vallotti, Young.
  • 1/4″ in and thru jacks (TG-7) / 1/4″ in jack (TC-8).

The TASCAM TG-7 and TC-8 will be available from select Tascam retailers in December 2010.

More information: Tascam


Planet Waves Guitar Tools, free (limited time) App for guitar players

Planet Waves Guitar Tools App

Planet Waves has released Guitar Tools, a suite of guitar tools developed by Audiofile Engineering.

Guitar Tools is the ultimate hand-held utility kit for guitar players of any style or skill level, brought to you by Planet Waves, one of the D’Addario company’s family of world-renowned musical instrument accessory brands.

Enjoy the full functionality of the Chordmaster and Scale Wizard apps, the core features of ProTune and ProTempo, plus reference tools that make it easy to find the nearest music store or instructor wherever you may roam.

Developed exclusively for iOS by the minds at Audiofile Engineering, Guitar Tools packs a wealth of easy-to-use, professional-grade guitar utilities into one elegant application for your iPhone or iPod touch.

Guitar Tools features

  • CHORDS — Explore a library of more than 7,000 guitar chords by simply tapping and strumming the touch screen. View chords in every position up and down the guitar neck and hear each one played back in pristine audio. There’s even a “lefty” mode for the oft-neglected southpaw.
  • CHORD FINDER — You know how to play it, but what do you call it? Select frets and finger positions to discover the proper name for your chord.
  • SCALES — Improve your technique by choosing from thousands of scales, modes and arpeggios to practice. Try multiple positions and alternate tunings to boost your versatility. Use “big stretches” for unique, challenging fingerings.
  • TUNER — Keep your instrument in tune with a professional-grade digital tuner, powered by Audiofile Engineering’s precise AETune™ pitch detection technology. Choose between strobe or needle interface and access dozens of presets.
  • METRONOME — Keep in time with a hyper-accurate and visually stunning digital metronome. Set tempos numerically or by tapping the touch screen. Choose from multiple sounds and time signatures.
  • TEACHERS NEAR ME — Looking for lessons? Access an international list of music instructors and find the ones nearest you. Powered by The Lesson Room, D’Addario’s online hub for music education, resources and valuable content (
  • STORES NEAR ME — Broke your last string? Need some picks? Find a nearby music store in seconds, whether you’re out on tour or close to home.

The Guitar Tools App is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store through 17 July, 2010. It will then be available to purchase for iPhone and iPod touch for $8.99 USD. Android and iPad versions coming soon.

More information: Planet Waves / Guitar Tools App