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TASCAM launches US-100

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TASCAM US-100

TASCAM has announced the US-100, a new USB 2.0 Audio Interface positioned at a breakthrough price.

The high-quality interface features a microphone input as well as instrument level input for direct recording guitar or bass. Stereo line inputs are provided, and can be switched to phono-level to connect a favorite turntable to digitize a vinyl collection. All of this is housed in a solid aluminum chassis to withstand any abuse from the road to the dorm room.

The US-100 is a 48k/16-bit stereo audio interface that connects to a Mac or Windows computer using USB 2.0. A free copy of Audacity® software is included to start recording right away. Additional features like a 1/8″ stereo headphone output and zero-latency monitoring make the US-100 perfect for songwriters and musicians getting started with recording.

TASCAM US-100 features

  • Bus-powered USB 2.0 audio interface.
  • XLR or 1/4″ microphone input.
  • 1/4″ guitar-level direct input.
  • RCA line inputs, switchable to RIAA photo inputs with ground lug.
  • 1/8″ stereo headphone output.
  • 48kHz/16-bit audio resolution.
  • Zero-latency hardware monitoring.
  • Mac and Windows compatible.
  • Audacity recording software included.
  • Solid aluminum case construction.

The US-100 will be available from TASCAM retailers in September at a street price under $100 USD.

More information: TASCAM

Impact Soundworks releases Groove Bias: Vintage Drum Sounds

Impact Soundworks has released Groove Bias: Vintage Drum Sounds, a new drum sample library featuring vintage acoustic drum kits recorded in an authentic 60’s and 70’s style with all-analog gear.

“The drum sounds of the 60s and 70s have been captivating producers and engineers such as
me for decades. Countless tracks have featured samples taken from funk records, but no one
has made an effort to create a new collection of old-school sounds with that vintage tone,” said
Andrew Aversa, lead developer of the product.

Impact Soundworks Groove Bias: Vintage Drum Sounds

Groove Bias: Vintage Drum Sounds features

  • Nearly 4 gigabytes and 3,500 samples of unlocked, 24/96 audio content.
  • Three deeply sampled, custom kits as well as a set of percussive instruments: five snares, four kicks, nine toms, three hats (closed, loose, open, pedal), two rides, two crashes, two splashes, two rims, handclaps, tambourine, shaker, agogo, bongos, woodblocks, cowbell and triangle.
  • Recorded at three studios across the United States using a wide range of microphones, from high-end Neumann mics to trashy RCA and GE mics nearly half a century old.
  • All-analog outboard chain featured such gems as an authentic 70s Neve broadcast console, a UA-1176 and 2-610S, Tube-Tech, ADL and Empirical Labs compressors and even giant Otari and TASCAM tape machines.
  • Streamlined mixing, offering one or two tracks per kit component – close micing, and overhead or room micing.
  • Formats: Kontakt (version 2+), EXS-24, Battery and Reason NN-XT (at 16/44.1), with more formats on the way.
  • All formats of Groove Bias are unlocked for your editing and re-mapping pleasure, and with 5-10 round robins and 5-16 velocities per switchable kit component.

Groove Bias: Vintage Drum Sounds is available for download for $99 USD for the Kontakt/HALion/EXS24 version, and $89 USD for the Reason version.

Visit Impact Soundworks for more information and some audio and video demos.

TASCAM announces M-164 Mixer Line

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TASCAM M-164UF

TASCAM has announced the M-164 Mixer Line, a new series of affordable analog mixers.

TASCAM’s M-164 series is a new line of analog mixers, combining great analog specs with cutting-edge digital technology. The M-164 is a 16-channel mixer with 6 mic inputs, great-sounding EQ and a striking design with built-in meter bridge. The M-164FX adds digital effects like reverb, delay and chorus for polished mixes without adding external processing. The M-164UF is the first compact mixer with a built-in USB 2.0 to deliver all 16 outputs to a computer for live or studio recording.

M-164 series features

  • 16-channel mixing.
  • 6 XLR microphone inputs with phantom power and hipass filter.
  • 5 stereo line inputs.
  • 3-band EQ on mic channels.
  • 2-band EQs on line channels 7-10 and main output.
  • RIAA phono preamp on channels 9-10.
  • Unique design with built-in meter bridge.
  • Sub and Main output busses.
  • Two aux sends.
  • [M-164FX/M-164UF] Stereo effects processor with 16 presets for reverb, delay, chorus and other effects.
  • [M-164UF] USB 2.0 audio interface providing 16 outputs to computer and stereo return from computer at 96kHz / 24-bit.
  • [M-164UF] Supports Mac OS X, Windows XP, Windows Vista.

Visit TASCAM for more information.

Native Instruments offers Kontakt 3 crossgrade for GigaStudio users

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Native Instruments Kontakt 3

Native Instruments is offering a special crossgrade deal on Kontakt 3 for GigaStudio users.

Crossgrade details

  • Special Crossgrade Offer for owners of any version of GigaStudio™
  • Get the powerful KONTAKT 3 for just $279/249€ instead of $449/399€ for the full version!
  • Order the Crossgrade in the Online Shop and use this form to submit your GigaStudio™ proof of purchase.
  • Or simply present your GigaStudio™ proof of ownership to your local dealer to get the KONTAKT 3 Crossgrade there.

Visit Native Instruments for more information.

Short links for July 28th, 2008

Ohm - lo-fi cardboard sampler

Some interesting things I found on July 28th, 2008:

# “ohm” lo-fi cardboard sampler – “Ohm” is a series of electronic lo-fi noiseboxes/recorders made with laser cut grey cardboard.

The interface and the inner circuits are printed with a special conductive paint. By touching the printed surface the user can modify the sound in different ways.

# DIY Monome Clone – Julien Bayle uses an arduino board to create a Monome clone.

Julien writes:

At the beginning, I would like to inspire me from the big MONODECK II made by Robert Henke. I explore the BIG and powerful MIDIbox.org community and the shop site associated ucapps.de, and I found a website about a very pretty and powerful interface: monome. But the monome was only a monochromatic leds & buttons matrix. As I didn’t choose anything, I decided to build my own hardware: a multicolored monome clone.

# Korg DS-10 demo video – YouTube user Denkitribe shows a "very serious virtual analog synth".

# Open Source GigaStudio Petition: Why It’s Unlikely – Peter Kirn on the future of GigaStudio now that TASCAM put everything giga in their legacy archive.

# vvvv Adds Music Features; Get Your Synesthesia Patching On, Free on Windows – vvvv, the free-for-non-commercial-use patching environment on Windows, already has a cult following among visualists. Now, it’s looking more interesting for music, too, with the 4.0 beta 17 release.

Short links for June 9th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on June 9th, 2008:

Intua BeatMaker

# Intua BeatMaker

The first music creation studio for the iPhone and iPod Touch

BeatMaker introduces a new generation of mobile instruments and music creation software. Inspired by hardware beatboxes, loop samplers and software sequencers, it combines them to turn the iPod into a unique, inspirational software instrument.

# Playing the Building | An Installation by David Byrne – a 9,000-square-foot, interactive, site-specific installation by renowned artist David Byrne. The artist transforms the interior of the landmark Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan into a massive sound sculpture that all visitors are invited to sit and “play.”

# Radiohead Nude remix on Sinclair ZX Spectrum – A remix of Radiohead's Nude played by a Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer, Epson dot matrix printer, HP Scanjet scanner, and an array of hard drives.

# Roland TB-303 # Roland TR-808 # Roland TR-909 – Pattern Library – Erik Zimmermann's "very happy" acid website

# Nine Inch Nails – New band, new tour sampler – I am proud to announce the final personnel lineup of nine inch nails for the foreseeable future. We’ve added, we’ve subtracted and we’ve wound up with unquestionably the strongest lineup I’ve EVER had.

# Music Thing: Chimera BC16 mini synth review – Tom Whitwell shares what he's thinking after a week with the Chimera BC16.

# A short review of the Tascam DR-1 – Brad Linder's friend and colleague Eugene Sonn recently purchased a Tascam DR-1 handheld digital audio recorder. He wanted to put it through the paces before deciding whether this low-cost recorder was a keeper.

# The Gerbil’s Revenge – Sasha Frere-Jones on Auto-Tune

Sacha writes:

No one has used Auto-Tune’s zero speed setting more consistently and successfully than the R. & B. singer T-Pain. Born Faheem Najm, in Tallahassee, he has become such a common guest on pop records that in a single week last year he was featured on four singles in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including the No. 1 song, Chris Brown’s “Kiss Kiss.” In the same way that the dry, flat drum sounds in Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” will forever say “mid-seventies,” T-Pain and Auto-Tune will forever remind people of the late aughts.

TASCAM releases GigaStudio 4

TASCAM GigaStudio 4

TASCAM has released GigaStudio 4, a high-end sampling workstation for Windows PC.

Hundreds of enhancements have been made from GigaStudio 3, TASCAM’s previous TEC Award-Winning sampling workstation, such as an all-new QuickSound database tool, additions to the QuickEdit interface and many user interface improvements.

GigaStudio 4 features

  • Supports 64-bit operating systems like XP64 and Windows Vista 64 (32-bit version also available).
  • Unlimited polyphony.
  • 96kHz/24-bit sample support.
  • 128 MIDI channel playback.
  • embedded GigaPulse convolution reverb.
  • iMIDI rule programming includes legato mode, round-robin, alternation, portamento, dynamic expression filters and more to add realism to sampled performances.
  • Sound Libraries from SONiVOX, Larry Seyer Digital, Project SAM, Wavelore.

GigaStudio 4 is available now with an MSRP of $599 USD. The GigaStudio 3 Orchestra to GigaStudio 4 Upgrade is $199 USD.

Visit TASCAM for more information.

Short links for January 23rd, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on January 23rd, 2008:

Wiimote SiimpleSynth