ATC launches SCM45A Pro loudspeaker

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ATC has announced the launch of the SCM45A Pro, a new high-performance, three-way compact active loudspeaker.

ATC SCM45A Pro

The SCM45A Pro is a completely new design, yet shares many features with its smaller sibling, the highly-successful SCM25A Pro three-way, compact active loudspeaker. As a mid-size, three-way design that can be used in near- or mid-field positions, the SCM45A Pro perfectly fills a gap in ATC’s high-performance, professional active studio monitoring loudspeaker range. It has high output and delivers extended low frequency for its size — and all without compromising the overall balance for which ATC is so well known.

Like the SCM25A Pro, the new SCM45A Pro is an active three-way design with an unprecedented linear response across the critical midrange, as well as across the rest of the audible frequency range. In contrast to the SCM25A Pro, the SCM45A Pro features a second woofer for deeper bass response and increased SPL (Sound Pressure Level) capability, as well as ATC’s new proprietary dual-suspension tweeter — the first to be designed and built by the company, and the result of six years of research and development by ATC Managing Director Billy Woodman and R&D Engineer Richard Newman — for increased resolution in the top end.

SCM45A Pro features

  • Mid-size very high performance active 3-way studio monitor.
  • Ideally suited to:
    • critical near-field listening applications in all control rooms.
    • LCR surround monitoring in medium control rooms.
    • surround channels in medium-to-large contol rooms.
  • ATC hand built 6.5˝/164mm carbon-paper cone bass driver.
  • ATC 25mm/1” Dual Suspension Super Tweeter.
  • Discrete MOSFET class A/B bi-amp pack with 150W/60W/25W continuous power output.

The SCM45A Pro will be shipping from February 16th, 2015, priced at £7,042 GBP (plus VAT) per pair.

More information: ATC / SCM45A Pro

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IK Multimedia intros iRig UA, iRig Mic Studio & iRig PowerBridge

IK Multimedia has introduced three new products at the Winter NAMM 2015.

IK Multimedia iRig UA

iRig UA is the first universal guitar effects processor and interface for all Android devices.

IK is pleased to announce iRig UA, the first digital effects processor and interface to allow universal near-zero latency guitar processing with AmpliTube UA on all devices with Android 4.0 or higher and that support USB host mode/USB OTG.

iRig UA represents a paradigm shift for Android users, that for the first time, will now be able to experience high-quality real time effects processing on any Android device.

iRig UA will be available soon, priced at 79.99 EUR.

IK Multimedia iRig Mic Studio

The iRig Mic Studio is an ultra-portable large-diaphragm digital microphone for for iOS devices, Mac/PC and Android.

Offering superior sound and an extremely portable size, it packs a 1” diameter condenser capsule into an ultra-compact enclosure to capture professional recordings anywhere.

With iRig Mic Studio, creative hobbyists or pros of all types have a studio-quality large-diaphragm microphone that fits in the palm of their hand!

iRig Mic Studio will be available for purchase soon for 144.99 EUR.

IK Multimedia iRig PowerBridge

iRig PowerBridge is a universal charging solution for all iRig accessories using your iOS devices.

iRig PowerBridge is a new charging system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that allows for the continuous charge of the device while using iRig accessories.

Now mobile musicians can practice, perform and record with their favorite 30-pin or Lightning compatible digital IK gear — like iRig Mic HD, iRig HD, iRig Keys, iRig PRO or iRig MIDI 2 — for as long as they want, anytime and everywhere.

iRig PowerBridge is available for pre-order for 54.99 EUR.

More information: IK Multimedia

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Denon DJ intros MC4000 Serato controller & DS1 Serator interface

Denon DJ has announced the MC4000, a new Serato MIDI controller.

Denon DJ MC4000

The all-new MC4000 is a 2-deck Serato MIDI controller for the professional DJ, wrapping in- demand audio manipulation tools in a robust steel chassis. In addition to precision touch-activated jog wheels, performers get access to dedicated hot cue and sample pads for on-the-fly creativity.

Long-throw 100mm pitch faders and an intuitive control layout deliver natural operation when balancing complex set elements. Known for their emphasis on sound quality, Denon DJ includes a premium 24-bit audio output path for noticeably clearer mixes.

Denon DJ’s highly regarded dual microphone inputs are complemented by a studio-grade echo effect, and “ducking” feature—effortlessly moving vocals to the top of the mix without riding faders. The MC4000 includes Serato DJ Intro and will be compatible with Traktor 2, and Virtual DJ 8.

MC4000 features

  • Premium 2-Deck controller for Serato.
  • Includes Serato DJ Intro; user-upgradeable to Serato DJ.
  • Touch-activated jog wheels for accurate scratching and track cueing.
  • Dedicated hot-cue and sample trigger pads with illuminated feedback.
  • Long-throw, 100mm pitch faders.
  • All-new control layout for effortless, intuitive use.
  • Dedicated EQ and FX controls on each channel.
  • (2) balanced mic inputs with 2-band EQ, Ducking, and Echo effect.
  • Compatible with Traktor 2 (via .tsi files) and Virtual DJ 8.
  • RCA Aux input for external device mixing.
  • Balanced Main and Booth Outputs.
  • Pro-grade steel construction.

The MC4000 will be available in Q2 with an MSRP of £299.99 GBP.

Denon has also introduced the DS1, a breakthrough interface for users of Serato NoiseMap – the system used to control a Serato-based digital music library using a turntable or compact disc player.

Denon DJ DS1

The DS1 is plug and play with Serato DJ, extending Denon DJ’s hallmark audio quality and reliability to club DJs and turntablists who prefer the feel of vinyl, but desire the flexibility a digital music library provides.

At the core of the all-new DS1 is a bi-directional audio interface with two sets of RCA stereo inputs for turntables or professional CD players. As users manipulate the vinyl or CD NoiseMap signal, Serato DJ software mirrors the control signal—controlling digital tracks on-screen in real-time for beatmatching, cueing, scratching, and track juggling.

Playback audio is distributed by the DS1 to a mixer or loudspeaker system in studio-grade 24-bit quality via two sets of RCA stereo outputs.

DS1 features

  • Premium Digital Vinyl System (DVS) interface for Serato DJ.
  • Interfaces turntables and CD players using Serato NoiseMap with a Serato DJ-based digital music library.
  • Plug and play with Serato DJ—no purchase necessary.
  • (2) sets of stereo RCA inputs and outputs for left and right decks.
  • Studio-grade 24-bit digital to analog conversion.
  • Supports 44.1kHz, 48kHz, and 96kHz sampling rates.
  • Dedicated grounding post for use with turntables.
  • Single USB cable connection to a computer for power and audio.
  • Includes (2) Serato NoiseMap control tone vinyl records and CDs.
  • Includes USB and stereo RCA cables.
  • Rugged, all-metal construction; carrying case included.

The DS1 will be available in Q2 with an MSRP of £229.99 GBP.

More information: Denon DJ

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Best Service announces Voyager Drums, TITAN 2, Klanghaus 2, ERA II & Emotional Cello

Best Service has introduced Voyager Drums, TITAN 2, Klanghaus 2, ERA II and Emotional Cello, 5 new libraries announced at NAMM.

Voyager Drums — Power-Drums by the maker of “Artist-Drums”.

Best Service Voyager Drums

Voyager Drums brings you two Power Drum Kits, recorded and edited by the maker of “Artist-Drums” and “Artist Grooves”.

The punchy and powerful sound is perfect for your Pop, Rock, Jazz and Funk productions. 360 MIDI Grooves for instant use are included.

Voyager Drums is available to pre-order for 79 EUR (regular 99 EUR). It will be available mid February 2015.

TITAN 2 — the biggest and most extensive Synthesizer Sound Collection of all times!

Best Service TITAN 2

24GB in size (78GB uncompressed) 10.000 multi samples, 200.000 single samples cover 244 of the greates classic analog and digital synths, workstations and the biggest modular systems as well as every recent trendy software synthesizer on the market.

Key focus was to preserve the unique sound character of the originals and to additianally give you the possibility to model completely new soundscapes never heard before.

TITAN 2 as well as the upgrade from TITAN (1) will be available from end of February 2015.

Klanghaus 2 — Collection of unique instruments, Grooves and Loops

Best Service Klanghaus 2

With your KLANGHAUS 2 virtual instrument you have access to a collection of unique instruments, invented and constructed by Ferdinand Foersch.
We recorded these instruments with best care and attention and then spent hundreds of hours to map them according to Ferdinand Foersch´s ideas and visions.

The result is a new instrument with lots of surprising sounds, divided in different categories. All rhythmical sequences are midi based and therefore adjust seamlessly to your sequencers speed. Also the midi input for the rhythmical sequences is quantized to “the next beat” for additional timing accuracy.

Klanghaus 2 will be available mid February 2015. An upgrade for users of Klanghaus (1) will be available at 19 EUR. All customers who have registered Klanghaus 1 from January 10th 2015 will receive the upgrade for free.

ERA II – Medieval Legends — Huge Set of historical instruments

Best Service ERA II

ERA II is a unique sample library featuring a huge set of historical instruments. All you have been waiting for your Medieval, Renaissance or Fantasy musical producti on in one virtual instrument.

Eduardo Tarilontes ERA II will follow the successful path of its predecessor and give you the best Medieval Instruments available in a virtual environment. With now more than 70 Instruments (25 new ones), more soundscapes, singers and a greatly enhanced user interface, this library is a must have, not only for all film and game composers.

Plucked, wind, reed, bowed, keyed and percussion multi sampled instruments, voices and an inspiring collecti on of magical soundscapes will push your music to the next level.

ERA II will be released by the end of March 2015. An Upgrade for users of Era will be available.

Emotional Cello — Virtual Cello for classic and cinematic use

Emotional Cello the new Kontakt Player instrument by Harmonic Subtones brings you a powerful and touching sound, which was recorded in a musical context to capture the natural bowing and expressive dynamics of a real player.

Best Service Emotional Cello

Emotional Cello has been designed to be applicable for classical settings as well as contemporary musical styles.

Intelligent scripting and 16 different articulations within the master patch make this true-legato-instrument extraordinary versatile. Two additional master patches cover Sul Ponticello and Harmonic articulations.

Emotional Cello also includes rather unusual articulations like sul ponticello – legato, harmonics – legato, morbid sustain, riccochet or the Bach bow. A special effect section with a Cello body percussion and some weird effects make this instrument complete.

Emotional Cello will be released mid March 2015.

More information: Best Service

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Spitfire Audio releases The Grange for Kontakt

Spitfire Audio has announced the release of The Grange, a sample-based virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt, capturing three legendary drummers recorded at one legendary location.

Spitfire The Grange

The Grange is an exhaustively produced drum library recorded at Headley Grange, a former Victorian workhouse, now a private residence nestled in the heart of England’s rural Hampshire, that has played host to some of the most influential Sixties and Seventies recording artists that this country has produced (including Bad Company, Fleetwood Mac, Genesis and Led Zeppelin).

The drummers recorded for The Grange:

  • Chad Smith of The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • Roger Taylor of Queen.
  • Andy Gangadeen whose numerous percussive adventures include work with Massive Attack, Chase & Status, Rudimental and Labrinth.

Spitfire Audio is showcasing The Grange on a display designed to give everyone ‘hands-on’ experience of ‘The Spitfire Way’ in Hall E, Booth #6945 at The NAMM Show 2015, January 22-25 in Anaheim, California.

The Grange is available for purchase for the introductory price of £149 GBP until February 5th, 2015 (regular RRP £199 GBP).

More information: Spitfire Audio / The Grange

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