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M-Audio announces new M-Track Series audio/MIDI interfaces

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M-Audio has announced their new M-Track Series of USB audio/MIDI interfaces.

Offering three distinct models, the M-Track Series combines a robust feature set with extreme ease of use to create versatile audio/MIDI interfaces for every level of musician.

M-Audio M-Track Quad
M-Audio’s M-Track Quad four-channel USB Audio/MIDI interface.

Starting with phantom-powered XLR jacks, line inputs with guitar-level switching, TRS audio inserts, and latency-free monitoring, the M-Track Series provides a comprehensive range of inputs, outputs, and connection options designed to work efficiently in the modern studio or on the go. Simple controls, effective metering, and rugged chassis make the M-Track Series ideal for withstanding the rigors of day-to-day use. From the entry-level M-Track to the pro-line M-Track Quad, each model offers a reliable platform that can accommodate the myriad of devices that can come and go in a changing project studio.

“With a deep feature set and solid build, the M-Track Series provides each musician with the best value in audio interfaces available today,” according to M-Audio Product Manager Dan Steinberg. “Each model continues the M-Audio tradition of delivering a level of versatility, performance, and value that sets new standards among audio/MIDI interfaces. In addition, each interface includes Ignite by AIR music creation software; the Plus and Quad models also include Avid® Pro Tools® Express—complete with iLok—providing a tremendous advantage.”

M-Audio M-Track Quad
M-Track Pro & M-Track two-channel portable USB audio/MIDI interfaces.

M-Track Series

  • M-Track — This entry-level model offers two-channel operation. Each channel provides both XLR and 1/4″ inputs. Phantom power (48V) and guitar-level switching are provided. Professional audio converters and discrete preamp design deliver up to 24-bit, 48 kHz digital audio for use with virtually any software. 4-segment LED metering and multiple status lights provide real-time visual feedback. A single USB cable provides both power and data, making setup a snap. Intuitive controls include individual gain knobs, a convenient zero-latency mix knob, plus a headphone output with its own level knob. MIDI in and out jacks are provided, in addition to the balanced main 1/4″ outputs. Ignite by AIR music creation software and Ableton Live Lite 8 complete this powerful package.
  • M-Track Plus — At home in the more advanced digital studio, the step-up M-Track Plus is built on the M-Track’s foundation, with the addition of coaxial S/PDIF digital input and output jacks on the back panel and a robust metal casing. M-Track Plus comes equipped with Ignite by AIR music creation software plus Avid Pro Tools Express, complete with the iLok USB key—a $49.99 value.
  • M-Track Quad — The flagship of the family, M-Track Quad offers up to four simultaneous audio inputs. As with the entire M-Track family, the M-Track Quad features four individual mic inputs with selectable 48V phantom power, 1/4″ line inputs with guitar-level switching, and perchannel audio inserts. A second set of outputs operates independent of the monitor level control, providing extra versatility. The four-channel M-Track Quad includes an AC power supply plus three USB outputs, allowing it to function as a powered USB hub. MTrack Quad also comes equipped with Ignite by AIR music creation software plus Avid Pro Tools Express, complete with the iLok USB key—a $49.99 value.

M-Audio will be exhibiting at Booth 6700 at the 2013 Winter NAMM show, January 24-27 in Anaheim, California.

More information: M-Audio

Numark intros iDJ Live II mobile DJ controller

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Numark iDJ Live II

Numark has announced iDJ Live II, a new mobile DJ controller that offers versatile control over a wide variety of computer-based and mobile DJ platforms.

An updated and enhanced version of Numark’s iDJ Live controller, iDJ Live II features an updated low-profile design and USB connectivity, allowing it to perform with both laptopbased and mobile DJ platforms. iDJ Live II features a standard layout of DJ controls, including a crossfader, EQ knobs, and capacitive touch-activated platters. The design of iDJ Live II has also been slimmed down with redesigned platters that are now illuminated and lowprofile. A headphone/speaker splitter cable is also included.

“iDJ Live II enhances and builds upon our original vision for iDJ Live—give anyone and everyone real DJing capability in a compact, comprehensive, and fun package,” said Chris Roman, Numark Product Manager.

iDJ Live II features

  • Works with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, plus Mac and PC laptops.
  • Seamless integration with Algoriddim’s djay and vjay apps (sold separately).
  • Algoriddim’s djay LE software for Mac included.
  • Crossfader, EQ controls, and capacitive dual-zone touch-activated platters.
  • Headphone/speaker splitter cable and stand for iPad included.
  • Available with USB and 30-pin or USB and Lightning connections.
  • Core MIDI- and standard MIDI-compatible.

Numark will display and demo iDJ Live II at Booth 6700 at the 2013 NAMM show, show, January 24-27 in Anaheim, California.

More information: Numark

Numark announces NS7 II 4-Channel DJ Performance Controller

Numark has announced the NS7 II, a dramatically enhanced and updated version of the industry’s most advanced and best-selling motorized DJ controller, NS7.

Numark NS7 II

For more than 20 years, Numark has set the pace in the world of digital DJing, empowering DJs with cutting-edge technology that has continually advanced the art form. In 2007, Numark and Serato® released NS7, a controller that blends different eras of DJing so completely it makes them virtually indistinguishable from each other. Since then, the powerful experience offered by NS7 has defined the top tier of DJ performance, setting the standard by which all other controllers are judged.

Now, with NS7 II, Numark is pushing the modern DJ’s performance capability even further, incorporating iconic technology from Akai Professional, the world leader in music production technology and creator of the legendary MPC. NS7 II’s 16 MPC pads can be instantly assigned to control five dynamic performance features in Serato DJ: Cues, Loop, Roll, Sampler, and Slicer. In addition, each pad features RGB illumination, allowing for a virtually endless amount of color variations assignable via MIDI. Vinyl platter control has never felt more familiar with its high- and low-torque motorized platters with real slip mats and real vinyl sitting on 3,600 ticks of resolution. NS7 II’s four-channel mixer works with or without a computer and includes a full array of external device inputs. Capacitive touch-activated filter, gain, EQ, and effects knobs are other features incorporated from Akai Professional, which turn the knobs themselves into control surfaces. DJs can use them for instant-on parameter control, blending effects, and instant frequency kills. “NS7 II is an interactive playground,” said Chris Roman, Numark Product Manager. “It’s built to squeeze every ounce of capability out of Serato DJ and push your creative limits. It’s born to perform and to empower DJs with maximum live-performance creative capability.”

NS7 II features

  • 7” motorized turntables with 3600 ticks of resolution.
  • 4-channel mixer and 24-bit audio interface built in.
  • 16 backlit velocity-sensitive MPC pads from Akai Professional.
  • Capacitive touch-sensitive filter, gain, EQ, and effects knobs.
  • High- and low-torque turntable settings, 33rpm or 45rpm.
  • Comprehensive Loop, Sample, Slicer, and Hot Cue controls.
  • Strip Search™ virtual needle-drop technology.
  • Curve-adjustable CP-Pro crossfader.
  • Dedicated iZotope® effects controls.
  • Rugged all-metal construction.
  • Integrated laptop stand.
  • Serato DJ software included.

NS7 II will be unveiled at Booth 6700 at the 2013 NAMM show on January 24th.

More information: Numark

M-Audio launches Axiom AIR keyboard and pad controllers

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M-Audio has added three new Axiom AIR models to the upper echelons of their popular Axiom USB/MIDI keyboard and pad controller lineup: the Axiom AIR 61, Axiom AIR 49, and Axiom AIR 25.

Created in conjunction with AIR Music Technology, these keyboards were designed to deliver a high level of integration with a broad array of music software titles. These new models join the previously released and compact Axiom AIR Mini 32.

M-Audio Axion AIR 61

Unlike other keyboard controllers that include trial and demo versions of music software, M-Audio’s strong partnerships with AIR Music Technology and Avid® allow each Axiom AIR 61, 49 and 25 model to come complete with two exclusive and complementary music creation applications: Ignite by AIR and Pro Tools® Express from Avid.

By removing many of the hurdles associated with computer-based music-making, Ignite delivers the most streamlined means to quickly capture your best musical ideas. According to AIR Product Manager Samara Winterfeld, “Ignite was designed from the ground up to provide instant integration and controller mapping with Axiom AIR and every M-Audio keyboard. This is one less thing a musician has to worry about when inspiration strikes.”

From Ignite, musical ideas can be easily migrated to the included copy of Avid Pro Tools Express, providing customers with access to the production capabilities of the industryleading DAW software. Avid Pro Tools Express includes the required iLok USB key—a $49.99 retail value.

The bold white and brushed metal design of the Axiom AIR series features many aesthetic and ergonomic enhancements not found in previous generations of controllers. These features include illuminated knob and pad controls, angled backlit display, longerthrow faders, and clearance under the body providing a path for cabling, keeping studio and workspace tidy.

Pitch bend and modulation wheels allow for spontaneous expression, while octave/transpose buttons allow the keyboard to cover the entire note range, in any key. In addition to measuring how hard you strike, the pads also respond to pressure for enhanced control. Both keys and pads feature a wide range of touch curves to match any playing style.

The pads, buttons, and rotary encoder knobs feature three banks of controller assignments; the current bank is indicated by tri-color illumination. All controller assignments can be freely made from the front panel and easily identified using the dedicated Identify button. The unique Pad Learn function makes it easy to assign instrument sounds to pads. Best yet, each Axiom AIR model features M-Audio’s HyperControl to automatically map the controllers to popular recording software and virtual instrument titles.

Axiom AIR keyboards features

  • Axiom AIR 25 — Ideal for the modern beat-making musician, the Axiom AIR 25 offers a generous 16 pads and 25 synth-action keys—with aftertouch. Assignable controls include 8 rotary encoder knobs and 1 long-throw 70mm fader.
  • Axiom AIR 49 — Balancing size and features to satisfy a broad range of players and composers, the Axiom AIR 49 features 12 pads and 49 synth-action keys—with aftertouch. Assignable controls include 8 rotary encoder knobs, 9 buttons, and 9 long-throw 70mm faders.
  • Axiom AIR 61 — Providing the accomplished keyboardist with an inspiring playing experience, the Axiom Air 61 delivers 61 TruTouch, semi-weighted keys with aftertouch. Assignable controls include 8 rotary encoder knobs, 9 buttons, and 9 long-throw 70mm faders.

M-Audio will be exhibiting at Booth 6700 at the 2013 Winter NAMM show, January 24-27 in Anaheim, California.

More information: M-Audio / Axiom AIR

Akai Professional announces MAX25 keyboard & MPX8 sample launcher with MPC pads

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Akai Professional has announced the MAX25 USB/MIDI/CV keyboard controller and MPX8, a standalone SD sample launcher with MPC pads.

Akai MPX8

MPX8 is one of Akai Professional’s most innovative pad instruments yet. Using a standard SD card, users can load virtually any sample onto MPX8 and then assign it to any of the unit’s eight backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads. MPX8 also comes with a large library of standard samples built in, which can be used for live performance in front of a crowd, on a radio show, or for in-studio production. Its bright blue backlit display and intuitive interface make for easy operation in any amount of light. A 1/8-inch headphone output, two balanced 1/4-inch outputs, and five-pin MIDI and USB MIDI inputs and outputs are onboard.

“With MPX8, we’re giving musicians a quick and convenient way to have one-touch access to a virtually unlimited number of sounds, shots, stabs, and drops,” said Dan Gill, Akai Professional Product Manager. MPX8 comes with a drag-and-drop sample editor for Mac® and PC for easy sample conversion. Users can also save sample sets together as kits for easy recall and even tune and add reverb to samples.

MPX8 features

  • Add sound samples via standard SD card (sold separately).
  • 8 velocity-sensitive and pressure-sensitive pads.
  • Drag-and-drop sample editor for Mac and PC included.
  • Built-in library of popular sounds, samples, and bumps.
  • Tune, add reverb, save sample sets for easy recall.
  • USB MIDI plus standard MIDI inputs and outputs.
  • 1/8” headphone output and balanced 1/4” outputs.

Akai Professional will also exhibit MAX25, a compact version of the innovative MAX49 USB/MIDI/CV keyboard controller that was released in 2012.

Akai MAX25

MAX25 has all of the same cutting-edge features as MAX49, including CV/Gate output, semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, a built-in step sequencer, expanded arpeggiator, and revolutionary LED touch faders for gradual or instant parameter value changes. The difference between MAX49 and MAX25 only lies in the number of onboard controls. Where MAX49 has 49 keys, 8 faders, and 12 pads, MAX25 has 25, 4, and 8, respectively. Like MAX49, MAX25 will come with AkaiConnect automatic-mapping software and Mackie Control® and HUI® modes for instant compatibility with many DAWs. “This is a controller that’s made to be in front of a crowd,” said Gill. “It’s everything people love about MAX49 but in a compact package that will fit perfectly in front of a laptop on stage.”

MAX25 features

  • 25 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, 4 LED touch faders.
  • Included AkaiConnect software automatically maps to VSTs.
  • 8 MPC pads, MPC Note Repeat, and MPC Swing.
  • 4 pad banks, 4 fader banks: 64 assignable pads, faders, and buttons.
  • Step sequencer and expanded arpeggiator.
  • CV & Gate outputs (1V/Oct), Mackie Control® and HUI® modes.

Akai Professional will unveil MPX8 and MAX25 at Booth 6700 at the 2013 NAMM show, January 24-27 in Anaheim, California.

More information: Akai Professional

Morevox launches NAMM Offer – 40% off bundles

Morevox has announced a limited time NAMM promotion, offering its bundles at a 40% discount.

Morevox at NAMM 2013

Will you attend to the incoming Namm Show (Anaheim – CA 24|27 Jan)?

Stop at the Wavemachine Labs booth (#6907) and take a listen to the latest AURIA and DRUMAGOG5 libraries!

Until January 27th, you can get 40% off Morevox bundles. Use coupon code NAMM2013 at checkout to take advantage of this offer.

More information: Morevox

Sample Logic announces NAMM Special – 25% off

Sample Logic

Sample Logic has announced a NAMM Special, offering a discount on all its products for a limited time.

While SAMPLE LOGIC gears up for NAMM, we are excited to offer you a 1-week special of 25% off ALL of our products storewide starting now!

At checkout use the coupon code SLNAMM25 to receive 25% off your entire purchase. This offer expires January 27th, 2013.

We are also proud to receive “9 out of 10″ stars for Cinematic Guitars 2 from this month’s issue of MusicTech Magazine.

Here is an excerpt from the raving review:

“Cinematic Guitars 2 is an exciting evolution of the Cinematic Guitars concept, complete with stings, impacts and loops that are perfect for contemporary film scoring.” – MusicTech Magazine January 2013

More information: Sample Logic

Zynaptiq announces UNVEIL v1.6 – Adding Windows VST x64 and AudioSuite Preview

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Zynaptiq Unveil

Zynaptiq has announced version 1.6 of UNVEIL, the realtime de-reverberation and signal focusing plug-in.

This free update adds VST x64 support for Windows users, enables the Preview function for AudioSuite use of the AAX version, as well as several minor enhancements and fixes, and will be available February 15th, 2013. Zynaptiq will be showing the new version at the NAMM show in Anaheim, January 24th-27th, 2013, Hall A Booth #6224.

UNVEIL is a real-time, de-mixing based plug-in that allows attenuating or boosting reverb components within a mixed signal of any channel count, including mono sources. Additionally, UNVEIL allows bringing the key features of a recording into focus, or moving them to the background, by attenuating or boosting perceptionally less important signal components.

New in UNVEIL v1.6

  • Now also supports 64bit operation as VST on Windows systems.
  • For the AAX Plug-In, AudioSuite Preview functionality is now enabled for ProTools version 10.3.3 and above.
  • The RTAS plug-in now supports EuCon in ProTools.
  • Improved compatibility with Apple Final Cut Pro X.
  • Mac: Authorization now valid system-wide.
  • Mac: Authorizer app now launches on install.
  • Increased time-out and removed nag screens for the free trial version.

UNVEIL is available to purchase for 399 USD/EUR (prices in EUR inclusive of 19% VAT). The free UNVEIL v1.6 update will be available from Zynaptiq February 15th, 2013.

More information: Zynaptiq / UNVEIL