Akai Pro updates MPC software to v1.7.2

Related: , , , , Posted in news on Dec 10, 2014 - comment 0 comments

Akai Professional has released a version 1.7.2 update of its MPC software, with which Akai Pro wishes to foster a community of expansion builders.

This new update brings a number of useful bug fixes, stability enhancements and two new features.

Q-Link Assign
Streamline the way you can assign Q-Links in main mode. Now you can simply drag a pad to the pad panel straight in the Q-Link from the GUI. The Q-Link will automatically be assigned to the pad.

Expansion Files
Now available with the MPC expansion builder app. Simply drag in a directory and enter the details of your pack; the title, name, cover image, version number and some info about your creation, then hit “Do It”. The expansion builder will create an XPN file that you could share to the world. Drag that XPN file into MPC 1.7.2. No windows of Mac installers needed, just a seamless expansion installer experience.

To celebrate this update they have teamed up with Sonivox, the creators of the current MPC Expansions, to bring you a 50% discount (now $99.99 USD) on Playa Producer Pack (The discount is automatically applied in cart).

More information: Akai Professional

comment

Sonivox releases Anatomy for Kontakt 5

Related: , , Posted in news on Oct 22, 2014 - comment 0 comments

Sonivox has announced the release of Anatomy for Kontakt 5, a “re-imagination of the human form as an infinite template of sound”, now re-mastered for Kontakt 5.

Sonivox Anatomy

We invite you to delve into the different, and explore the extraordinary that is Anatomy, SONiVOX’s re-imagination of the human form as an infinite template of sound.

Anatomy offers up over eight-hundred of some of the most unique and uniquely playable instruments that twist and transform the human body into one expansive collection of physiological melody and rhythm. Anatomy sonically explores the human condition in ways never dared attempted previously, delivering you a deep, diverse & rich new palette of sonic colors and textures.

The library is available for purchase from Sonivox for $99.99 USD.

More information: Sonivox / Anatomy

comment

Way Out Ware TimewARP 2600 now available from Sonivox

Related: , , , , , Posted in news on Oct 14, 2014 - comment 0 comments

Way Out Ware and Sonivox have teamed up to re-release TimewARP 2600, a synthesizer instrument plugin for Windows and Mac.

Way Out Ware TimewARP 2600
TimewARP 2600 is now also available in 64-bit with added support for OS X 10.9 and Windows 8.1.

TimeWarp ARP 2600 is the only ARP 2600 emulation endorsed by the original ARP 2600 inventor.

For nearly 4 decades, the ARP 2600 has helped to provide the backbone for electronic, urban, and popular music. Today, musicians and producers aggressively pursue the limited number of remaining ARP 2600 synthesizers for their distinctive warmth and unmatched fidelity. The TimewARP 2600 delivers the same fat sound with twice the flexibility; at a fraction of the price of the original.

TimewARP 2600 is now available from Sonivox for $199.99 USD. A limited time $100 USD discount is available until October 31st, 2014. Use coupon code “delorean” at checkout. Time Warp is also available as part of the Air Advance Music Suite.

More information: Sonivox / TimewARP 2600

comment

M-Audio introduces updated Keystation keyboard series

Related: , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Mar 12, 2014 - comment 0 comments

M-Audio has introduced the updated Keystation keyboard series.

Designed to be simple, powerful solutions for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments, the new Keystation series boasts even more functionality, a virtual piano instrument, music production software and a sleek new colorway.

M-Audio Keystation Mini 32
The new Keystation Mini 32.

The four new Keystation models suit a wide range of musicians needing a pure, velocity-sensitive keyboard controller. The Keystation Mini 32 features synth-action mini-keys, octave shift, and sustain and modulation buttons for the travelling musician or producer.

The Keystation 49, 61 and 88 offer an extended physical octave range and full-size keys–ideal for use with a digital audio workstation or in a live performance setup. Lightweight and durable, they travel with ease and compliment nearly any musician’s studio.

New for the Keystation 49, 61 and 88 are transport and directional controls for simple DAW operation without a mouse or trackpad. A 6.3mm (1/4-inch) sustain input jack is included on each for expressive performance capabilities.

M-Audio Keystation 49
The updated Keystation 49 controller keyboard.

Also included with the Keystation 49, 61 and 88 is a powerful software suite for creating music. The Eighty-Eight Ensemble from SONiVOX lets you play one of the most sought after pianos in the world from the comfort of your Keystation keyboard. This powerful virtual instrument is an authentic capture of a 9-foot CD327 Steinway—meticulously recorded and expertly sampled. Ableton Live Lite, flexible music creation software, is included so you can create with professional flair right out of the box.

Keystation Mini 32 features

  • 32 velocity-sensitive, synth-action mini keys.
  • USB powered; a single cable provides power and MIDI connectivity.
  • Pitch bend, sustain, and modulation buttons add expression to your performances.
  • Octave-shift controls let you access the entire range of playable notes.
  • Includes Ignite music creation software by AIR Music Tech.
  • Works with Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit for use with iOS devices.

Keystation 49, 61 and 88 features

  • 49, 61 or 88 full-size velocity-sensitive keys.
  • Transport and directional controls let you operate your DAW from the keyboard.
  • USB powered; a single cable provides power and MIDI connectivity.
  • Includes SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble virtual piano instrument.
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite digital audio workstation.
  • 6.3mm (1/4-inch) sustain pedal input.
  • Works with Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit for use with iOS devices.

The new M-Audio Keystation Mini 32, Keystation 49, Keystation 61 and Keystation 88 will be available in Summer 2014 with a $49.99, $99.99, $169.99 and $219.99 street price, respectively.

M-Audio will showcase the Keystation series at Musikmesse, Hall 5.1, Booth B45, March 12-15 in Frankfurt, Germany.

More information: M-Audio

comment

M-Audio intros new Oxygen controller keyboards

Related: , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Mar 11, 2014 - comment 0 comments

M-Audio has introduced the new Oxygen series of controller keyboards for musicians and producers.

M-Audio Oxygen 25

Available in 25-, 49- or 61-key models, the Oxygen series combines a velocity-sensitive keybed with a series of 8 trigger pads. Used for launching audio clips, triggering percussion sounds and more, the pads also provide velocity-sensitive response and illuminated feedback. Control capabilities expand with 8 assignable knobs – perfect for adjusting plugin parameters and mixing tasks. The Oxygen 25 features an assignable master fader while the Oxygen 49 and 61 provide 9 total faders for virtually limitless MIDI manipulation. Each keyboard in the series features an LCD screen and transport controls for seamless operation with digital audio software. A 6.3mm (1/4-inch) sustain input jack is built in for expressive performances.

Every keyboard in the Oxygen series includes a powerful software package for creating music right away, starting with Ableton Live Lite – a dynamic music creation software, that lets musicians develop songs with extensive MIDI and audio processing tools. Twist, an acclaimed spectral-morphing software synthesizer from SONiVOX, creates swirling sonic textures that come to life with inspiring depth and motion.

Oxygen Series features

  • 25, 49 or 61 full-size, synth-action velocity-sensitive keys.
  • 8 velocity-sensitive trigger pads for beat production, clip launching & more.
  • 8 assignable knobs for mixing and tweaking plugins.
  • 9 assignable faders (Oxygen 49, Oxygen 61).
  • Transport controls let you operate your DAW without reaching for the mouse.
  • Auto-maps to popular DAWs: Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase.
  • LCD screen provides instant parameter feedback.
  • USB powered; a single cable provides power and MIDI connectivity.
  • Works with Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately) for use with iOS devices.
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite for immediate and powerful music creation.
  • Includes SONiVOX Twist spectral morphing synthesizer.

The new Oxygen controller series will be available in Summer 2014 with a street price of $99 USD (25-keys) / $149 USD (49-keys) / $199 USD (61-keys).

M-Audio will showcase the Oxygen series at Musikmesse, Hall 5.1, Booth B45, March 12-15 in Frankfurt, Germany.

More information: M-Audio

comment

More posts that match this tag

Akai Pro announces APC40 mkII, APC Key 25 & APC mini

Akai Professional has announced the APC40 mkII, APC Key 25, and APC mini, three new Ableton Live controllers. In 2009, Akai Professional partnered with the creators of Ableton Live, a powerful performance and production software … read more

Outbound link: Akai Pro – Related: , , , , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Mar 11, 2014 - comment 0 comments

Akai Pro announces new models in MPK line of keyboard controllers

Akai Professional has announced four additions to its MPK USB keyboard/pad controller series— the 25-key MPK225, 49-key MPK249, 61-key MPK261 and an update to the ultra-portable MPK Mini. Akai Pro MPK249 USB/MIDI Performance Keyboard. Housed … read more

Outbound link: Akai Pro – Related: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Jan 24, 2014 - comment 0 comments

Sonivox announces AAX & Pro Tools 11 support

Sonivox has announced full support of the new AAX plug-in format for Avid Pro Tools 11 with the latest releases of 6 of its software instruments. Pro Tools 11 is the latest and most powerful … read more

Outbound link: Sonivox – Related: , , , Posted in news on Aug 30, 2013 - comment 0 comments

Sonivox introduces Big Bang Universal Drums 2.0

Sonivox has announced the release of Big Bang Universal Drums 2.0, the latest version of its expansive percussion instrument. New features in Version 2.0 include an integrated patch browser, new content, plus 64-bit VST and … read more

Outbound link: Sonivox / Big Bang Universal Drums – Related: , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Jul 16, 2013 - comment 0 comments

Sonivox launches Big Bang Cinematic Percussion 2.0

Sonivox has announced the release of Big Bang Cinematic Percussion 2.0, a virtual percussion instrument library for Windows and Mac. Whether you are searching for that extra bit of rhythmic flavor, or striving to create … read more

Sonivox launches Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0 piano instrument

Sonivox has announced the release of Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0, the latest version of its flagship virtual piano instrument. Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0 includes an integrated patch browser, enhanced EQ and effects, plus current 64-bit … read more

Outbound link: Sonivox / Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0 – Related: , , , , , , Posted in news on Jun 19, 2013 - comment 0 comments

Sonivox releases Twist 2.0 synthesizer instrument

Sonivox has announced the release of Twist 2.0, the next-generation follow up to the Twist Spectral Morphing Synthesis instrument. Combining a dynamic interface, an advanced pattern generator, and onboard effects, Twist 2.0 provides a complete … read more

Outbound link: Sonivox / Twist 2.0 – Related: , , , , , Posted in news on Jun 04, 2013 - comment 0 comments

Sonivox releases Vocalizer Pro MIDI-controlled audio effect

Sonivox has announced the release of Vocalizer Pro, the next-generation version of the Vocalizer MIDI-controlled audio effect. Vocalizer Pro is ready to harmonize, modify, fortify, enhance, and re-synthesize any instrument—or any sound—in ways you never … read more

Outbound link: Sonivox / Vocalizer Pro – Related: , , , , , , , Posted in news on May 31, 2013 - comment 0 comments

Sonivox announces Vocalizer Pro vocal production synthesizer + Updates 5 virtual instruments

Sonivox has announced Vocalizer Pro Vocal Production Synthesizer, the next-generation version of the amazing Vocalizer MIDI-controlled audio effect. Sonivox Vocalizer Pro Vocoder Musical Instrument for PC and Mac. Vocalizer Pro brings a harmonic/melodic voice to … read more

Outbound link: Sonivox – Related: , , , , , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Jan 24, 2013 - comment 0 comments

Sonivox intros DVI Version 3 + 25% off

Sonivox has announced it is celebration the release of version 3 of its DVI virtual instruments with a limited time 25% discount on the whole collection. A whole new look and engine powering the best … read more

Outbound link: Sonivox / DVI Instruments – Related: , , , , , , , Posted in news, promo on Jun 14, 2012 - comment 0 comments

Sonivox releases Dubstep Destruction Tools

Sonivox has announced Dubstep Destruction Tools, a collection of 4 virtual instruments for dubstep music production. Dubstep Destruction Tools comes with everything musicians need to create heart-stopping dubstep tracks, from dark and distorted to soaring … read more

Outbound link: Sonivox / Dubstep Destruction Tools – Related: , , , , , Posted in news on May 02, 2012 - comment 0 comments

Sonivox launches Broadway Big Band Blowout Sale

Sonivox has announced an “insane blowout sale” for Broadway Big Band, a virtual instrument by Fable Sounds. Fable Sounds’ Broadway Big Band is an unprecedented and innovative virtual instrument. Up to now, it has been … read more

Sonivox launches Thanksgiving Sale

Sonivox has announced its Thanksgiving Sale, offering 25% off its products for a limited time. NOW through Monday only! Use Coupon Code “Turkey” to Save 25% off EVERYTHING at www.SONiVOXMI.com It’s easy, during the checkout … read more

Outbound link: Sonivox – Related: , , , , Posted in news, promo on Nov 24, 2011 - comment 0 comments

Sonivox launches Insane Deal for Sonic Implants Symphonic Strings, Brass, and Woodwinds

Sonivox has announced a 24 hour sale, offering 75% off the Symphonic Strings, Brass, and Woodwinds sample libraries by Sonic Implants. For the next 24 hours you can get any or all of these incredible … read more

Outbound link: Sonivox – Related: , , , , , , Posted in news on Oct 20, 2011 - comment 0 comments

Sonivox intros Wobble – Dubstep Grime Generator

Sonivox has introduced Wobble – Dubstep Grime Generator, the newest instrument from its Nemesynth Audio Research Group. Premiering the next generation of the spectral synthesis engine that powers SONiVOX’s TWIST and VOCALIZER, Wobble offers up … read more

Outbound link: Sonivox / Wobble – Related: , , , , , , , Posted in news on Sep 23, 2011 - comment 0 comments