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Audiffex releases inTone 2 effect host for Mac

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Audiffex inTone 2

Audiffex has announced the release of inTone 2 for Mac, a powerful and flexible effect processor/ mixing console.

Entirely rewritten and redesigned audio application for live performances broadens ways of its utilization in the world of music. Its structure and control options resemble a mixing console, offering a large scale of extra features at the same time.

InTone 2 comes in three 64bit compliant versions (Guitar/ Keys/ Playback), making your gig reach new limits.

inTone 2 features

  • Ability to open external effects and software instruments.
  • Compatible with 64bit Audio Unit plug-ins.
  • Integrated playback unit and recording modules.
  • Simple Preset list arrangements.
  • Control of all features by MIDI.
  • Independent configuration of separate channels/ chains.
  • Fine/ semi-tone pitch changes within the TrackPlayer.
  • ‘Speed up/ slow down’ function of the playback.

inTone 2 for Mac is available to purchase now at $7 for a strip. The PC version of inTone 2 is to be released in March, 2014.

More information: Audiffex / inTone 2

Harrison Consoles unveils 950mx Analog Console

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Harrison Consoles has announced the release of the 950mx, its newest analog console.

Harrison Consoles 950mx

The 950mx is intended for facilities that need an analog monitoring, mixing, and summing solution when working with a DAW. It provides large-format console sound and construction while forgoing the expensive multitrack buses and inline monitoring features that have become less necessary with modern DAW workflows. The 950mx is the perfect centerpiece for a commercial recording studio, live 2-track recording rig, or project studio.

Harrison has been building consoles since 1975, and the 950mx incorporates design elements found across a wide range of console models such as the 32 Series, MR Series (2, 3, 4, 5 and 7), SeriesTen, SeriesTwelve, MPC and LPC.

The 950mx was designed by Harrison’s most experienced analog designers who were challenged to make the best-sounding, highest-spec analog console available today. The 950mx features a robust ground plane, gold module connectors, gold-plated switches, conductive plastic knobs, and fully-differential balanced I/O at every point. The summing busses are carried via PCBs, not ribbon cables. A custom-designed linear power supply provides rock-steady voltage for clean sound, robust EQs, and generous headroom.

The 950mx is the latest model in Harrison’s 950 series consoles, introducing various user-suggested improvements. All 950mx mono input modules now feature individually switchable, sweepable high-and-low pass filters, and 3-band sweepable EQ – featuring the same circuitry as the original Harrison 32-series consoles. Mono input channels also feature switchable inserts, a mic pre (switchable to a line input), 4 aux sends, 100mm P+G faders, 2 Mix Bus assignments, and a post-fader direct output. Stereo input modules feature switchable high-and-low pass filters, 3-band tone controls, balance, channel reverse, mono-sum, input trim, 4 aux sends, 100mm P+G faders, and 2 Mix Bus assignments. Another user-requested feature was the addition of an alternate speaker output.

The mono and stereo modules of the 950m and 950mx are interchangable. 950m users can arrange to have their mono channels updated to the reflect the new features of the 950mx.

The 950mx console features 2 discrete mixbusses, each offering a different flavor at mixdown. Mix Bus 1 features a transformer-balanced output, while Mix Bus 2 is electronically-balanced. The buses can be used separately or may be summed to achieve effects like parallel compression.

The 24-module version is now available in a standalone format with optional legs. For customers with existing analog gear, Harrison has designed a matching line of studio furniture to complement the 950mx console. These pieces include a “sidecar” which provides 10 rack spaces at the desk surface, and a 16-space standalone rack. Both pieces use the same laser-cut and powder-coated aluminum framing as the 950mx – providing a professional and cohesive look for any 950mx user.

More information: Harrison Consoles / 950mx

CEntrance showing new MixerFace mobile recording interface at NAMM

CEntrance has announced that it will be participating at the 2014 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, CA.

CEntrance MixerFace

This year, CEntrance will showcase its full line of products for recording and playback, including the best-selling HiFi-M8(r) DAC and amplifier for iPhone and the newly released MixerFace(r) mobile recording interface based on the same portable technology. The company’s exhibit will be located at booth 7327 in the Arena, located near Hall A.

MixerFace is a mobile recording interface that connects professional microphones with smartphones, tablets and laptops. The small, battery-powered device fits under an iPhone. It features two studio-grade microphone preamps and rich digital connectivity options, enabling professional-quality location recording. MixerFace integrates the smart phone into the audio production workflow, creating mobile recording capability for the modern, on-the-go musician, broadcaster and VO artist.

MixerFace is currently the subject of a successful crowd-funding effort on Indiegogo. The Indiegogo campaign lasts until January 31st, 2014.

More information: CEntrance / MixerFace

TC Electronic announces Ditto Looper X2

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TC Electronic Ditto Looper X2

TC Electronic has introduced Ditto Looper X2, its new looper pedal designed for guitar players.

The original Ditto Looper rocked guitarists with a lust for looping like nothing else. Finally something that was simple, made for guitarists and sounded great.

What would possibly be better? Well, how about all of that, plus new, next level looping features forged from pure awesome?

  • Dedicated Start/Stop Button
  • Looper effects: Stop, Reverse and Half Speed
  • Loop Import/Export and Backing tracks

Ditto Looper X2 features

  • The guitarist’s looper – made by guitarists for guitarists.
  • Loop FX (Reverse and ½ speed).
  • Import/Export loops from PC/Mac.
  • Backing Track – perfect for solo practice and live performance.
  • Stereo In/Out.
  • Undo / Redo function.
  • Unlimited overdubs.
  • Audiophile approved 24-bit uncompressed high quality audio.
  • Dedicated Stop/Clear footswitch.
  • True bypass and Analog-Dry-Through.
  • 5 minutes of looping.

The Ditto Looper X2 will be available from March 1st, 2014, priced at MSRP $179.99 USD / 169 EUR.

More information: TC Electronic / Ditto Looper X2

Apogee launches MiC 96k

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Apogee Electronics has announced the release of MiC 96k, a professional quality microphone for GarageBand on iPad, iPhone and Mac.

Apogee MiC 96k

Apogee MiC 96k is a digital microphone designed to deliver studio quality recording you can take anywhere. Use MiC 96k to record vocals, spoken word, acoustic guitar, piano, drums…anything! Inspired by the most revered and classic microphones in history, MiC 96k is designed to sound amazing and be easy to use with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac.

MiC 96k combines a microphone, microphone preamp and an A/D converter into one compact device. Apogee has carefully designed each part of MiC 96k to deliver the lowest noise and highest quality signal possible for a digital microphone. And it all fits in your pocket.

MiC 96k features

  • PureDIGITAL connection for pristine sound quality.
  • Studio quality cardioid condenser microphone.
  • Up to 96kHz, 24-bit analog-to-digital conversion.
  • Studio quality microphone preamp with up to 40dB of gain.
  • No configuration, just plug in and record.
  • Control knob allows easy input level adjustment.
  • Multicolor LED for status indication and input level monitoring.
  • Designed for vocal and acoustic instrument recording.
  • Also great for recording interviews, podcasts, voice overs, and audio for DSLR video.
  • All metal construction.
  • Extremely compact and portable.
  • Works with GarageBand.
  • Bus-powered by iPad, iPhone or Mac (no batteries or external power required).
  • Made in the U.S.A.

The MiC 96k is now shipping worldwide, priced at $229 USD.

More information: Apogee Electronics / MiC 96k

Abeem Live Technologies releases Rack Performer 1.0 modular host

Abeem Live Technologies Rack Performer

Abeem Live Technologies has announced the release of Rack Performer 1.0, a pro-audio software for live performance, sound design and real-time audio processing.

Rack Performer is a high-level modular environment hosting VST plugins and internal modules (over 100 and counting), with MIDI support, multi-channel audio I/O and internal processing, complete automatic patch-delay compensation, sample accurate sequencing, low jitter and latency.

As a platform dedicated to stage performance, Rack Performer helps the live musician at every step from the rehearsal to the concert.

Rack Performer features

  • High-level modular host.
  • Over 100 internal modules.
  • VST plugins support.
  • Scene Snapshots.
  • Virtual Screens.
  • Low jitter sample-accurate sequencing engine.
  • Multichannel audio processing.
  • Multichannel HD recording.
  • Dedicated audio monitoring.
  • Audio: up to to 32 inputs and up to 32 outputs, full-duplex.
  • MIDI: up to 128 inputs and up to 128 outputs + routing.
  • MIDI Clock / MTC / MMC / MSC external sync.

Rack Performer for Windows is available to purchase for 139 EUR (single user license).

More information: Live Factory / Rack Performer

Bremmers Audio Design releases MultitrackStudio for iPad

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MultitrackStudio for iPad

Bremmers Audio Design has launched MultitrackStudio for iPad, a streamlined, simplified version of the MultitrackStudio audio/MIDI multitrack recording software.

It’s even easier to use, even more straightforward and even more fun.

Think MultitrackStudio but leave out the computer problems and distractions… that’s MultitrackStudio for iPad!

MultitrackStudio for iPad features

  • Up to 16 audio/MIDI tracks, audio tracks can be mono or stereo.
  • Editors: audio, pianoroll, drum, score, MIDI controllers, timesig/tempo and song.
  • One effect return section.
  • One master section.
  • Three effect slots per mixer section (two for MIDI tracks).
  • Effects: Automated Fader, Chorus, Compressor, DeEsser, Echo, EQ, Flanger, Guitar Amp, Master Limiter, Noise Gate, Phaser, Pseudo Stereo, Reverb, Saturator, Tremolo, Tuner and Vibrato.
  • MIDI instruments: MultitrackStudio Instruments (General MIDI compatible) and one CoreMIDI output device.
  • MIDI sources: onscreen keyboard (keyboard, drum and various string layouts) and one CoreMIDI input device.
  • Audio sample rate: 44.1 or 48 kHz.
  • Imports .wav, .aif, .mp3, .mid and various other audio file types.
  • Exports .wav and .mid files.
  • Exports .zip file containing all files needed to open song in MultitrackStudio for Windows/OS X.

The app is available to purchase at an introductory 40% discount until January 20th, 2014, priced at $18 USD (regular $30 USD).

More information: MultitrackStudio for iPad

CEntrance launches MixerFace mobile recording interface Indiegogo campaign

CEntrance has announced a crowd-funding effort to speed up the production of MixerFace, its new mobile recording interface for smartphones and tablets.

CEntrance MixerFace

MixerFace connects professional microphones with smartphones, tablets and laptops. The small, battery-powered mobile device includes two studio-grade microphone preamps and rich digital connectivity options, enabling professional-quality recording on the go.

The new product comes on the heels of CEntrance’s successful “HiFi-M8″ (pronounced HiFi-Mate) portable DAC and headphone amp for the audiophile listening community. MixerFace integrates the smart phone into the audio production workflow, creating mobile recording capability for the modern, on-the-go musician, broadcaster and VO artist.

MixerFace features

  • Two custom, discrete, boutique microphone preamps, based on our new, low-noise dbpre technology.
  • Each input features a Neutrik combo XLR jack with mic / line inputs and a wide-range gain control. Inputs can accommodate a guitar pedal board, as well as keyboards and other XLR or 1/4″ audio sources.
  • A Hi-Z input has been requested and may be added.
  • Two LED level indicators per channel (green for signal present, red for peak)
  • 48V phantom power for using professional condenser microphones. Switchable per channel.
  • 24-bit / 192kHz A/D and D/A converters.
  • An innovative monitoring and mixing section that allows to pan each channel and control the dry/wet signal mix in the headphones.
  • Loud headphone amplifier with digital volume control.
  • Fully portable operation. Fits right underneath the phone, straps right to it and serves as a cradle, forming one device to hold.
  • Works with old 30-pin iPhones and new lightning connector-based iPhones. Shorter cable options will be available as well.

The Indiegogo campaign aims to raise $52,000 USD by January 31, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

MixerFace is set for release in April 2014 and will be priced at $599 USD, while Indiegogo contributors can save a significant amount and be the first to receive the new product well in advance of stores.

More information: MixerFace