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Roland announces VIMA JM-5 Sound Module

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Roland VIMA JM-5

Roland has announce the new VIMA JM-5 Sound Module.

With thousands of high quality sounds, elegant design, and an easy-to-use interface, the JM-5 is the perfect all-in-one solution for full control of musical backgrounds at home or at any entertainment venue.

The JM-5 is a single audio unit dedicated to live vocal performance, and is perfect for karaoke, amateur and professional singers, piano players, and many entertainment venue owners. Equipped with a top-level sound engine, the VIMA JM-5 includes 128-voice polyphony, an SSC Sound Engine with over 1,000 sounds and 57 drum kits.

VIMA JM-5 features

  • All-in-one playback and performance module.
  • Over 1,000 tones, 57 drum kits, and 128-voice polyphony.
  • Plays back SMF, MP3, WAV, MP3+CDG, and VIMA Tunes files from an external USB storage device.
  • Tempo control, key change, and Melody Mute/Center Cancel functions.
  • Supports slide shows and lyrics display.
  • Two vocal mic inputs with onboard Vocal Effects, including Harmony, Roland Space Echo, Ambience and Voice Transformer.
  • Audio WAV recording to external USB storage device.
  • Composite Video Out to display lyrics and/or chords of the selected songs as well as digital-photo slide shows.

More information: Roland / VIMA JM-5

Short links for January 11th, 2011

Some interesting things I found recently:

# OP-1, NAMM 2011

Teenage Engineering: If you're at NAMM, please come by our booth, we'll be showing alot of new crazy features!

# BLEEP – The Top 100 Tracks of 2010

The Top 100 Tracks Of 2010 features 100 MP3s in 320 kbps. Over 9 hours of music, over 1.2 GB, available to purchase until February 10th 2011, priced at £30 / $50 / €35

# Open Thread: What is Virtuosity on a Drum Machine?

Peter Kirn at Create Digital Music:

Electronic music has always had a funny relationship with musicianship. It isn’t playing a traditional instrument; instead, it lies somewhere between instrumentalism and composition, between playing and conducting. Sometimes, that scale is tipped away from virtuosity of any kind.

But lately, I’ve had an increasing number of conversations with people who make the tools with which we make music about what this all means. I’ll be able to share one of those conversations in a bit, but I’m curious to hear what readers think.

Jeff Mills comes to mind. He doesn’t just DJ with three decks, he also uses a TR-909 in his live sets.

# Radium Audio Labs

Radium Audio Labs is a blog with some interesting sound design articles on things like frozen contact mics, recording guns, coil pickup and printer recordings, and more.

Explorative adventures in sound – Part of Radium Audio, a leading music and sound design company based in London. We work with agencies, cg & animation houses, digital agencies, game developers, brands and manufacturers.

UltraMixer 3 released, professional digital DJ solution

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UltraMixer 3

UltraMixer Digital Audio Solutions has released UltraMixer 3, a cross-platform professional digital DJ solution for Windows.

UltraMixer 3 is the third generation of the reliable digital deejaying software which enables you to mix digital music in various formats such as MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG, WAV, FLAC or CDs in real time. All you need is a sound card.

The DJ’s turntables are replaced by two digital SoundPlayers, the “vinyls” are available within seconds through the integrated FileArchive. No matter whether you want to use UltraMixer for a professional gig or at a private party or as virtual jukebox in restaurants, hair studios or medical surgeries – it will prove the right choice!

New in UltraMixer 3

  • [FileArchive] Function to export playlists as CSV file for import and print from Microsoft Excel / Open Office / Apple Numbers.
  • [FileArchive] Hierarchical table sort according to Artist, Title and Album.
  • [MIDI] Accessing loops with Hercules DJ Console MK4 und Hercules DJ Control MP3 e2.
  • [MIDI] Hercules MP3 e2 LED support.
  • [MIDI] Support of Hercules DJ Console 4-MX.
  • [Preferences] Option to disable the automatic beatmatching of loops.
  • [Preferences] Option to enable automatic Beatmatching of Cue Points (only for MIDI controllers).
  • [Preferences] Support of additional languages.
  • [Sampler] Drag’n'Drop for Sampler-SlotButtons.
  • [User Interface] Optimized function to show tracks in Explorer/Finder.
  • [User Interface] Volumefader in Previewplayer integrated.
  • [Waveform] Hot Cue position should be visualized in the Waveforms in addition to the saved Cue points.
  • Many improvements and fixes, details here.

UltraMixer 3 Professional for Windows, Mac and Linux is available to purchase for 229 EUR / $299 USD / £229 GBP (TAX/VAT included).

More information: UltraMixer

Image-Line updates Deckadance to v1.8, DJ software gets Song Manager

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Image-Line has released version 1.8 of Deckadance, a DJ mixing application for Windows and Mac.

Deckadance is a DJ mixing application that works either as a standalone program OR as a VSTi inside your favourite host. Deckadance itself can also host any VST compliant softsynth or effect.

You can control Deckadance using most (if not all) existing midi controllers & timecoded vinyl and CD systems.

Deckadance Song Manager
New Song Manager, designed to help organize your songs easily and quickly.

Changes in Deckadance v1.8

  • New Song Manager:
    • Manage 50.000+ in your music collection without slow downs using a open format database (sqlite).
    • SM categorizes music files in your computer making them accessible through numerous search/sort features.
    • Importing tracks into Song Manager doesn’t copy music files.
    • Simple search and advanced search via subsets of metadata fields (filters).
    • Create playlist to organize effectively your tracks. Sort, re- order, reset original state, export to html/m3u and more.
    • Create smart playlist that auto-update based on ‘rules’. e.g.: “top 25 most played dance genre songs with bpm between 120 and 140″.
    • Fully customizable layouts: hide/show, re-arrange, (auto) resize of the metadata view columns.
    • Edit track tags/metadata (title, artist, name… etc.) via inline editing.
    • Cover art (resizable) display.
    • Supported formats: mp3, acc (m4a), wav, aiff, wma, flac and ogg.
    • Cross platform (win/mac) with full drag/drop external support.
  • New Recording engine with threaded streaming to disk.
  • Added SNAP to the closest beat in the waveform for loops, cues, waveform seek and start position.
  • Added DVS run-out protection with auto engage and visual feedback.
  • Added Lead In function in DVS section.
  • Improved DVS behaviour for large audio buffer sizes.
  • Incremented to 30 seconds the minimum playing time to mark a song like played.
  • Added right click over played state to reset it.
  • Removed clear played state of tracks when automix is enabled.
  • Updated minihost look and added song manager start button.
  • Added downbeat and start position keyboard shortcuts:
    • > DECK A->Downbeat: “ctrl+t”, Start Position: “ctrl+y”.
    • > DECK B->Downbeat: “ctrl+g”, Start Position: “ctrl+h”.
  • Added “key slider” and “key slider inverted” to the midi learn commands.
  • Incremented decks buffer size to 15 minutes.

Deckadance for Windows and Mac is available to purchase in a Club Edition (with full functionality) for $179 USD. Deckadance House Edition (excluding the timecoded vinyl/CDJ transport control functions) is $99 USD. New Image-Line customers buy with 10% discount.

More information: Deckadance

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

Bremmers Audio Design MultitrackStudio, multitrack recording software updated to v6.3

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Bremmers Audio Design MultiTrackStudio

Bremmers Audio Design has released version 6.3 of MultitrackStudio, an audio & MIDI multitrack recording software for Windows.

The new release includes a General MIDI compatible instruments collection called MultitrackStudio Instruments. The MultitrackStudio Instruments are fully modeled, they don’t contain any samples. This allows for randomizing many parameters which helps reducing machine gun effects. It also allows for fast load times and a small download size. The 6.3 version download is still under 4 MB. Audio demos are available at www.multitrackstudio.com. The electric guitar sounds use the Guitar Amp effect which appears in the Pro Plus edition only.

MultitrackStudio features

  • New:
    • MultitrackStudio Instruments: built-in General MIDI sounds.
    • MIDI pitch bend range can be adjusted.
    • Undoing “tweakable edits” now undoes the last tweak only, rather than all tweaks.
    • Some effects use significantly less CPU power if there’s no audio signal present.
  • Fixed:
    • Could not create medium-quality mp3 files using Lame_enc.dll.
    • Score editor: 8va setting wasn’t read from song file.
    • MP3 files starting with corrupted frames now open.
    • A couple of other bugs.

The update is free for users who purchased MultitrackStudio after October 1, 2009. Upgrades for older versions are $39 USD (Pro Plus) / $23 USD (Professional).

More information: MultitrackStudio

Mixxx 1.8.0, free DJ software updated

Mixxx, the free, open source software for performing live DJ mixes, was updated to version 1.8.0.

Developed by a diverse community of DJs, Mixxx is a complete replacement for a conventional “turntables and mixer” DJ setup, and is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Mixxx (Deere skin)
“Deere” skin, new in Mixxx 1.8.0

Changes since Mixxx v1.7.2

  • Looping
    • Loop-in, Loop-out, and Reloop/Exit buttons added to our main skins.
    • Loop point indicators on main waveforms and waveform summary displays.
  • Hot cues
    • Most of our skins gained 4 hot cue buttons, and Mixxx now internally supports up to 32 hot cues per deck.
  • A brand new database-powered library, with:
    • iTunes library and playlists access (Windows and Mac OS X)
    • Rhythmbox library and playlists access (Linux)
    • A brand new, faster library scanner
    • Crates!
    • A simple Auto DJ mode, which crossfades to the next track in the Auto DJ queue.
    • Analyze view, which allows you to run bulk BPM detection on your songs
    • Featured Artists bundle (Windows and Mac OS X)
    • Revamped Song Properties dialog
    • Re-arrangeable, hide-able columns
  • Tons of new artwork:
    • New Deere, Shade, Phoney, and LateNight skins
    • Better descriptions in tooltips and snazzy new look
  • MIDI
    • New PortMidi-based MIDI device backend, supports using multiple devices at once
    • Timers in the MIDI scripting engine
    • New MIDI mappings:
      • Hercules DJ Control e2
      • DJ TechTools MIDI Fighter
      • Reloop Digital Jockey2
    • Updated MIDI mappings:
      • Hercules DJ Control MP3, RMX, MK2
      • Stanton SCS.3d, SCS.3m
      • M-Audio Xponent
      • Behringer BCD3000
      • Vestax VCI-100
      • MixMan DM2
  • Other stuff:
    • A massive rewrite of our internal mixing engine
    • More intelligent disk access to help optimize audio latency
    • Optimized waveform rendering at 30 fps
    • Ramping pitch-bend option, smoothly applies temporary pitch adjustment for nudging
    • Import comment tags from MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC/WAV metadata.
    • New library and preferences icons
    • Improvements to UTF-8 handling
  • Over 50 bug fixes and more!

More information: Mixxx

BIAS releases SoundSaver, convert and restore LPs and tapes

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BIAS SoundSave

BIAS has announced the release of SoundSaver, a new software solution for Mac and Windows computing platforms that greatly streamlines the process of converting and restoring LPs and tapes.

SoundSaver easily records your audio collection with unparalleled results.

Simply connect, record, clean, and export — directly to iTunes, as MP3, or uncompressed WAV files for CD/DVD burning!

Archiving your LPs and tapes has never been easier — SoundSaver delivers pro-quality results at an affordable price!

SoundSave features

  • Simply connect, record, clean, and export — directly to iTunes, as MP3, or uncompressed WAV files for CD/DVD burning!
  • Archiving your LPs and tapes has never been easier — SoundSaver delivers pro-quality results at an affordable price!
  • Start Page: SoundSaver’s Start Page is where you begin your projects. You can choose to make a new recording — or open an existing audio file or SoundSaver project file. SoundSaver’s all-in-one interface is easy and intuitive to use, and is powered by BIAS’ highly-acclaimed audio processing technology.
  • Connection Page: The Connection Page guides you through making the physical connection between your stereo system (or other audio source) and your computer. Once connected, it can automatically set the recording level for you (or you can set it manually).
  • Record Page: The Record Page is where you can start a new audio recording, and set up various recording options, such as a Record Timer, adding Track Markers, and adjusting the speed of 78 RPM records.
  • Many more features.

SoundSave for PC and Mac is available to purchase for the introductory price of $49.95 USD (MSRP). A free 14-day trial and tutorial video of SoundSaver is available from the BIAS website.

More information: BIAS / SoundSaver