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PreSonus intros StudioLive RM16AI and RM32AI rack-mount digital mixers

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Based on the StudioLive AI-series engine and controlled with battle-ready UC Surface software for Mac, Windows, and iOS, the StudioLive RM16AI and RM32AI 32x16x3 rack-mount Active Integration digital mixers are scalable, compact, and 100 percent recallable.

PreSonus StudioLive RM32AI

PreSonus’ new UC Surface control software was specifically designed to be an interface for live mixing but also serves well in a studio environment. The careful layout of the mixing features provides quick, intuitive access to everything you need in the heat of mixing.

This groundbreaking remote-control software runs on Mac and Windows computers, as well as iPad, so you only need to learn one piece of software regardless of platform. UC Surface supports iPad and Windows 8 touchscreens, taking full advantage of these intuitive multi-touch interface technologies.

The 3U rack-mount RM16AI provides 16 locking XLR inputs with recallable XMAX™ Class A preamps, 8 XLR line outs, and 3 main outs (left, right, and mono/center); 32 internal channels and 25 buses; a 52×34 FireWire 800 recording interface; 96 kHz operation; and extensive signal processing.

The 4U rack-mount RM32AI offers 32 inputs with recallable XMAX preamps and 16 line outputs but otherwise has the same features as the 16-input version. Both mixers offer individual +48V phantom power on all inputs; a +48V Meters button displays phantom-power assignment on the input meter grid.

Scalable and designed for live-sound mixing and studio recording, the RM-series mixers’ Active Integration™ technology includes direct Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking and tightly integrated Capture™ recording software with true Virtual Soundcheck mode and Studio One® Artist DAW for Mac and Windows.

StudioLive RM-series mixers are true Active Integration mixers, with Fat Channel signal processing on all input channels and all buses, including a 4-band parametric EQ, compressor, gate, limiter, and more. However, unlike StudioLive AI mixers, the RM series’ recallable XMAX preamps mean that every parameter on the mixer can be saved and recalled.

With a remote stage-box form factor, these mixers are built to withstand rigorous road abuse. The front panel provides input signal-present and clip LEDs (16 for the RM16AI, 32 for the RM32AI) and provides stereo RCA tape inputs, a headphone output with volume knob and source-select buttons, a Mute All button that temporarily mutes all inputs and outputs, and a USB type-A jack that hosts the included Wi-Fi LAN adapter.

The rear panel contains an option slot that comes with two FireWire 800 ports, an Ethernet control port, and S/PDIF I/O. The slot also accepts the same option cards as the StudioLive AI-series digital mixers; with Dante, AVB, and Thunderbolt cards coming soon, StudioLive RM-series mixers can easily be updated to keep up with the latest networking technologies.

Also on the rear are a power jack and switch, MIDI I/O, and a mirror of the line outputs on a DB25 connector-perfect for connecting to wireless in-ear systems.

In addition to UC Surface, the tightly integrated software bundle includes PreSonus Capture™ live-recording software with true Virtual Soundcheck and easy-to-use Studio One Artist DAW. StudioLive RM-series mixers also work with PreSonus’ free QMix-AI aux-mix control software for iPhone/iPod touch, enabling musicians to control their own monitor mixes.

An extensive library of tutorials and downloads completes the package.

More information: PreSonus / StudioLive RM-series

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Serato updates Serato DJ to v1.7 + Flip & DVS Expansion Packs released

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Serato has announced the release of version 1.7 of its Serato DJ software.

Serato DJ 1.7 includes Serato Flip and Serato DVS Expansion Packs, new hardware and Official Serato Accessory support, library optimization, the introduction of some of the classic Scratch Live features including; MIDI Panel, Chronological Cue Points, AM Mode, Rearrange Cues, and changes such as smaller Quantize values and more.

All of this is alongside a large dose of maintenance and a huge number of bug fixes for continued stability and performance.

Changes in Serato DJ v1.7

  • Serato Flip Expansion Pack
    • A new Expansion Pack for Serato DJ that allows you to create custom edits, extend and reimagine your music. This is possible by recording your cue point and censor actions / automation, which can be saved and looped, ready to re-trigger and start an instant.
    • Use Serato Flip to create and save up to 6 Flips per track, ready for playback in the studio or the club.
    • Serato Flip can be purchased/activated in-app within the Serato DJ ‘My Serato’ window or from the Serato Online Store for USD29.
  • Serato DVS Expansion Pack
    • A new Expansion Pack for Serato DJ that allows users with compatible/supported hardware to expand their setup and connect Turntable or CDJs to their controller setup. Supported hardware includes; Denon DJ MC6000MK2, Numark N4 and Pioneer DDJ-SX2. With more to come.
    • Serato DVS Expansion Pack can be purchased and activated in-app within the Serato DJ ‘My Serato’ window or from the Serato Online Store for USD99.
  • New Hardware and Official Serato Accessory Support — Support for the Pioneer DDJ-SX2, Numark NV, Pioneer DDJ-WeGO3, Akai Pro AFX and Reloop Neon.
  • Library Optimization — Serato DJ now handles significantly larger music libraries. With Serato DJ 1.7 you can load up to 5x the size of your Scratch Live library. A huge improvement for DJs with very large music collections.
  • MIDI Panel — A new MIDI Panel inside Serato DJ that allows you to MIDI map additional software features such as Library Scroll, Loop Rolls, Instant Doubles, Loop Shift, a dedicated combo HP / LP filter for each channel + much more.
  • Other New Features
    • AM Mode – Hide the artist and track information displayed in the Virtual Deck area.
    • Chronological Cue Points – A highly popular Scratch Live feature, now available in Serato DJ.
    • Rearrange Cues.
    • Smaller Quantize Values.
    • And much more.
  • Maintenance and Bug Fixes — Serato DJ 1.7 also includes a large amount of maintenance and huge number of bug fixes.

Serato DJ for Windows and Mac is available for purchase for $129 USD. The Flip Expansion Pack and DVS Expansion Pack are available as an in-app purchases for $29 USD and $99 USD respectively.

More information: Serato

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Native Instruments updates Traktor DJ to v1.5

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Native Instruments has released version 1.5 of Traktor DJ, a DJ mixing app for iOS.

Native Instrument Traktor DJ

Create mixes in seconds with TRAKTOR DJ for iOS. Touch and manipulate music as waveforms on your iOS device using hand gestures you already know. This isn’t just an app – this is as close to the music as it gets.

Changes in Traktor DJ v1.5.1

  • New SuperSlicer feature available for in-app purchase.
  • History Playlists remember what you play so you don’t have to.
  • Beat Grid improvements with pinch-to-zoom and magnetic snapping.
  • Some bugfixes for the browser.
  • Enhanced performance on latest generation devices.

Traktor DJ is available for purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: Native Instruments / Traktor DJ

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Toontrack launches new EZmix 2 Complete Production Bundles

Time+Space has announced the release of new EZmix 2 Complete Production Bundles.

Toontrack EZmix 2 bundles

EZmix 2 provides the tools to get the perfect sound for every instrument mix situation and now with the ‘Complete Production Bundle’ users will have everything they could need to turn their initial idea in to a polished, mixed track not only easily but incredibly fast.

Available with or without the EZmix 2 software, each bundle features six preset packs including…

  • Lead Vocals – Will help to make your lead vocals sound great and sit well in any mix, in just a few clicks.
  • Amps – 50 pro-designed signal chains based on guitar/bass amp/cab simulation.
  • Ambient – Create large, reverberant soundscapes for film scores through to modern pop.
  • Bass Toolbox – Presets custom-made by an all-star team of engineers solely for bass guitar.
  • Drums Toolbox – Large choice of one–click settings specifically tailored to enhance drum recordings of any type.
  • Mastering II – Wide variety of signal chains for the most common mastering needs and music genres.

The Complete Production Bundle is available inclusive of EZmix 2 for £199 GBP/249 EUR (save 29%). Existing EZmix 2 users can get the Complete Production Presets Bundle for £105 GBP/129 EUR (save 40%).

More information: Time+Space / Toontrack EZmix 2 Bundles

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Sample Magic releases Logic Magic Racks: Mix Essentials & Radio Slave – Beats Collection

Sample Magic has announced the release of a collection of Logic racks for mixing and a new sample pack by Radio Slave.

Logic Magic Racks: Mix Essentials

Compiled by Logic expert and long-time SM sound designer Sami Liuski, Magic Logic Racks: Mix Essentials is the ultimate pairing of workflow optimiser and creative mix tool, allowing you to make intuitive production tweaks to the pivotal components of a track faster than ever before.

Logic Magic Racks: Mix Essentials

Want to take your tracks to the next level and make the most of Logic’s powerful tools – all with simple and intuitive macro controls?

Fire up Logic Magic Racks: Mix Essentials – five powerful Logic Smart Control channel strip chains designed for intuitive and precision sculpting of any track’s key elements.

The Logic pack costs £9.90 GBP.

Radio Slave – Beats Collection

From his marathon DJ sets through to his epic elongated productions, Matt Edwards’ Radio Slave moniker is all about the groove. With the Beats Collection pack he hones in on the beat, exclusively serving up stacks of raw rhythms, warehouse grooves and jack-hammer drum hits.

Radio Slave - Beats Collection

After his best-selling debut, Radio Slave returns with a fresh collection of hypnotic grooves, tribal-infused rhythms and driving beats synonymous with his revered releases for the likes of Rekids, NonPlus and Perlon.

The groove master serves up raw rhythms, warehouse workouts and exclusive drum kits direct from his unreleased Radio Slave archives.

The sample pack is available for £14.90 GBP.

More information: Sample Magic

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Native Instruments launches READY.SET.PRO. limited-time TRAKTOR special

Native Instruments Ready.Set.Pro.

Native Instruments has launched READY.SET.PRO., a limited-time offer on the TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 decks and effects controller and TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1 – the compact DJ mixing interface.

Until August 31, 2014, a full version of the flagship TRAKTOR PRO 2 software comes free with purchase of either controller.

Praised for its portability and ease of use, TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 enhances any TRAKTOR setup with seamless, intuitive control. DJs get plug-and-play physical control over two track decks and two TRAKTOR FX units. The integrated multi-purpose touch strip offers inspiring tactile control over looping and FX via finger swiping, as well as convenient access to track nudge and needle drops. Adding to TRAKTOR KONTROL X1’s playback and effects control, capacitive touch sensitive encoders provide instant visual feedback on TRAKTOR PRO 2’s features.

TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1 is the portable all-in-one DJ mixing interface designed for spontaneous DJing with TRAKTOR software. As a 2-channel mixing controller and 24-bit soundcard, the Z1 offers dedicated faders, filter and effects controls, and a 3-band EQ for each channel. All of these hardware features automatically map to TRAKTOR PRO 2 or TRAKTOR DJ software, giving DJs instant hands-on control over their mobile DJ setups.

When used together, each controller provides physical control of essential mixing features not accessible in the other – complementing each other and offering a portable, comprehensive, and modular TRAKTOR PRO 2 setup. The DJ software chosen by countless professionals worldwide, TRAKTOR PRO 2 offers DJs up to four virtual decks, intuitive looping and cueing functionality, and a wide range of over 30 effects. Integrated Remix Decks technology allows instant looping and sampling for on-the-fly remixes.

TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 and TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1 are available for $199 USD/199 EUR/£169 GBP.

The offer is valid until August 31st, 2014, at the NI Online Shop and participating retailers, while stocks last. The free Traktor Pro 2 license included during this offer is not eligible for resale.

More information: Native Instruments / READY.SET.PRO.

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Image-Line intros Deckadance Solo (beta)

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Image-Line has announced a public beta of Deckadance Solo.

Deckadance Solo is a single deck from Deckadance 2, in native FL Studio plugin format.

This means Deckadance Solo can be controlled from the Piano roll or any MIDI controller, using the command keys as labelled in the Piano roll (see the vide below).

Deckadance Solo is free for FL Studio owners. New Image-Line customers can purchase FL Studio with 10% discount here.

More information: Image-Line / Deckadance Solo

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