TC Electronic has announced the additional of 3G capability to its TouchMonitor TM7 loudness meter.
TouchMonitor TM7 is a very popular loudness meter for mobile trucks and small installations where space is always an issue. Broadcasters have wished for the same 3G SDI capability of the larger TouchMonitor TM9, and now a TM7 model with that exact I/O configuration is available.
TM7 accepts all SD, HD and 3G formats available on the market. Apart from the 3G SDI interface (including SDI loop through), it also features 4 digital AES3 inputs (8 channels) and 4 digital AES3 outputs (8 channels) via a D-sub connector. The internal routing matrix offers great flexibility and even includes routing SDI to AES, optionally using the meter as an SDI to AES converter while measuring the signal simultaneously.
Like the other versions of TouchMonitor, TM7 with 3G SDI features intuitive touch screen control, USB connections, GPIO, Ethernet, VGA output and highly flexible, user-definable screen layouts. It is also compliant with all major broadcast standards and a plethora of software options are available, including TC Electronic’s highly acclaimed Loudness Radar Meter that provides a complete overview of any loudness landscape at a glance, including Loudness History, Momentary Loudness and numeric values for e.g. Program Loudness and Loudness Range.
Native Instruments has announced the release of the TRAKTOR DJ for iPhone App, available now on the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch.
Following the release of the unique, hands-on DJ app for iPad, TRAKTOR DJ for iPhone delivers the same intuitive workflow and advanced feature set as the iPad version, with an optimized interface to fit the screen real estate of iPhone and iPod touch. The TRAKTOR DJ for iPhone App is aimed at DJs of all levels from novices to touring professionals. Users of TRAKTOR PRO, Native Instruments’ flagship DJ software for Mac and PC, can also complement their setups with bidirectional content synchronization with TRAKTOR DJ for iPhone.
The release of TRAKTOR DJ for iPhone is the realization of one of Native Instruments’ long-term visions – to use touch-controlled waveform displays to create a more direct way to interact with music. The success of the iPad version demonstrates this new paradigm has been eagerly adopted by the DJ and wider iOS community.
TRAKTOR DJ for iPhone follows its iPad counterpart in putting the waveform at the center of user interaction. A user interface optimized for the iPhone’s screen size delivers the same dedicated 3-band EQ and filter sections, and 8 proven TRAKTOR effects as the iPad version. Users can view both decks simultaneously or use the convenient touch slider to quickly adjust the size of each waveform in relation to the other. This allows users to set loops, perform scratches, mark cue points for live re-editing, and scrub, browse or navigate through tracks with the same precision and ease available to iPad users – all in the most portable version of the industry-leading professional DJ software to date.
Also on board are TRAKTOR DJ’s advanced performance features. Freeze Mode lets users slice up a waveform into playable parts for on-the-fly remixing and entirely new musical performances. Users can also create beat grids in real time, intuitively mapping out a song’s groove without having to stop the music. TRAKTOR’s refined automatic tempo detection, sync engine, and precise downbeat analysis make beat mixing completely straightforward and free users to creatively interact with their music via the touch interface. A powerful recommendation engine uses advanced tempo, key, and timbre detection algorithms to recommend compatible tracks with the same tempo and harmonic structure in real time. This allows users of all levels to create smooth and earpleasing mixes. Users have access not only to their TRAKTOR collection, but also the music available on their iPhone or iPod touch. And thanks to TRAKTOR DJ’s Notification Center, users learn the app at their own pace, unobtrusively receiving tips, tricks, and techniques from within the app.
TRAKTOR DJ bi-directionally syncs track settings and properties with TRAKTOR PRO. This gives DJs an ideal workflow for planning a set when on the move. Users can also transfer their stored work in TRAKTOR PRO directly to TRAKTOR DJ – all beat grids, cue points, loops and BPM counts seamlessly transfer between iPhone and TRAKTOR PRO and back via a free Dropbox account. Additionally, because of the powerful Core Audio engine built into iOS, TRAKTOR DJ for iPhone also offers ultra-low latency playback, manipulation and recording while also supporting professional class compliant hardware audio interfaces, such as the TRAKTOR AUDIO 6 and 10, something currently not possible on any other mobile platform. DJs can connect these and other devices to their iPhone using the Camera Connection Kit™ for optimum audio quality and pre-listen and cue functionality, or via a splitter cable with dedicated cue and master controls. All of this allows TRAKTOR DJ users to easily record their mixes live on their iPhone, or pump their music out to the house in the highest quality possible.
TRAKTOR DJ for iPhone is available to purchase for $4.99 USD / 4.49 EUR from the App Store.
Camel Audio has introduced Alchemy Mobile v2, the synthesizer app for iPad and iPhone.
Turn your iPad/iPhone into an expressive synthesizer studio with stunning sound quality.
Alchemy Mobile v2 is a major update to Camel Audio’s iOS synthesiser for your iPad/iPhone. It features drum pads and a new 4-Track Sequencer for intuitive song creation. Camel Audio have also added Audiobus support so you can integrate Alchemy with your mobile studio.
Alchemy Mobile v2 features
4-Track Sequencer – Intuitive song sketch pad with mixer and solo/mute.
Audiobus Support – Integrate Alchemy with your mobile studio.
Drum Pads – Create your own beats.
New Presets – Improved sounds including piano, strings, guitar and drum kits.
Improved Recording – Overdubbing, song position indicator and adjustable track length.
iCloud – Backup and transfer your songs.
8 Demo Songs – Hear what Alchemy Mobile can do.
Tutorial – Learn fast.
Improved Graphics – Now sharper and clearer.
Lower Latency – Snappier performance on iPad3/iPhone 5.
Simplified Account Signup – get 35 free presets by entering an email address and password.
Alchemy Mobile is a free app for iOS. The Pro Upgrade includes saving of your songs, and extra sounds and songs to remix. It is available as an in-app purchase for $14.99 USD / 11.99 EUR / £10.49 GBP.
Sonoma Wire Works has announced that its GuitarJack 2 USB studio quality audio interface for desktop and mobile is now available to pre-order.
GuitarJack 2 USB portable audio I/O connects mics and instruments to your PC, Mac, and select mobile devices through a Micro USB connection.
Featuring a 1/4 inch instrument input, 1/8 inch stereo mic/line input, and 1/8 inch stereo headphone/line output with increased drive for headphones, GuitarJack 2 USB contains the same pristine sounding 24-bit AD/DA converter as the acclaimed GuitarJack Model 2.
GuitarJack 2 USB features
Studio quality sound from a 24-bit A/D and D/A converter with analog front end and digital circuitry designed by renowned audio designer, Joe Bryan, famous for his work on the UA 2192.
1/8 inch (3.5 mm) stereo mic/line input – (no phantom power is provided).
1/8 inch (3.5 mm) stereo headphone/line output with increased drive for headphones provides incredible sound quality.
Micro USB connector.
Sleek and rugged aluminum shell with a brushed finish.
Device powered for ultimate portability – requires no batteries or power adapter.
Instrument (1/4 inch) – mono Hi-Z.
Mic/Line (1/8 inch) – mono or stereo.
The GuitarJack 2 USB is available to pre-order for the introductory price of $129 USD ((U.S. shipping only, $199 USD MSRP). It is estimated to ship in June 2013. GuitarJack 2 USB is estimated to be available from select dealers worldwide in June 2013.
IK Multimedia has announced it is now shipping the iLine Mobile Music Cable Kit, a collection of 6 high-quality cables, also available separately, designed to give users of smartphones, tablets, MP3 players and laptops the tools they need to handle any mobile-audio cabling situation.
The iLine cables are perfect for use with IK accessories like iRig, the most popular guitar and bass input adapter of all time; iRig HD, the new high-definition digital interface, and iRig MIX, the ultra-portable DJ mixer that’s small enough to hold in one hand.
iLine Mobile Music Cable Kit
6 high-quality cables:
Mono Output Adapter
Input Output Extension
RCA Output Adapter
Mono Output Splitter
24K gold-plated connectors for maximum connectivity in all environments.
High-purity copper conductors for the best-quality signal transfer.
Low-capacitance insulation to preserve transients.
High-density shielding to guard against EMI.
Carrying case included.
Made in Italy.
Compatible with smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops and most high-end audio equipment.
Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Cables can be purchased individually.
Free interactive companion app, iLine Cable Kit for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and for Android.
The iLine Mobile Music Cable Kit is available to purchase for 49.99 EUR. Individual cables are sold starting at 11.99 EUR. The iLine Cable Kit App is a free download.