Korg intros new electribe & electribe sampler, mini kaoss pad 2S, volca sample & more

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Korg has announced a number of new products for Autumn 2014.

electribe

Korg electribe

Flexibly shifting in style to match the trends of today, the electribe series continues to lead the world’s dance music scene.

Approximately ten years after the Electribe MX first went on sale in 2003, we now introduce a long-awaited new model that’s designed to be simple and easy for the beginner to understand, and even more enjoyable than ever for existing users. The electribe perfectly fulfills two tasks that both demand speed: live performance and music production.

electribe sampler

Korg electribe sampler

The electribe sampler has been reborn with cutting-edge technology inherited from popular KORG products such as the KingKORG, kaossilator, kaoss pad, and taktile.

The internal memory lets you save 250 patterns, including preset patterns which are perfect for today’s dance music scene. There’s also support for the polyphonic playback that’s indispensable for styles that include complex chord progressions, such as House music.

mini kaoss pad 2S

Korg mini kaoss pad 2S

A powered-up mini kaoss pad 2, the mini kaoss pad 2S (“S” for sampler) is a powerful DJ effect unit that fits in the palm of your hand.

It includes the familiar KORG touchpad, which allows you to intuitively control 100 different effects, and a sampler function that makes it easy to load and trigger a variety of sounds. Whether you are playing or performing, you’ll have more fun than ever with the powerful mini kaoss pad 2S.

Slimpitch

Korg Slimpitch

Announcing a new compact tuner for the brass band and orchestral performer. The Slimpitch features a high-brightness, high-contrast color LCD for superb visibility. The body is more compact than ever, making the unit small enough to fit in your hand.

A dedicated contact mic is included, and a newly-developed magnet mechanism lets you attach the unit to your music stand without obstructing the sheet music. With enhanced visibility and improved ease-of-use, this tuner sets a new standard that is exemplary of KORG’s attention to detail.

Rimpitch-C

Korg Rimpitch-C

Rimpitch-C expands upon KORG’s innovative Rimpitch tuner by adding chromatic functionality. By attaching the tuner inside the sound hole of your acoustic guitar, you can casually observe the tuning meter at an incredibly convenient viewing angle.

With a broad detection range and a calibration function, this model allows accurate and discrete tuning in a wide variety of performance environments. The Rimpitch-C is the ideal choice for acoustic guitarists who require a more flexible tuning option.

MIKU STOMP

Korg MIKU STOMP

Sing with your guitar! A world-wide first! MIKU STOMP, the new Vocaloid effect unit.

volca sample

Korg volca sample

The volca sample is a sample sequencer that lets you edit and sequence up to 100 sample sounds in real time for powerful live performances.

It’s a powerful addition to any existing volca setup, or simply on its own. The new volca lets you recapture the excitement of the first generation of samplers, in which any sound — vocals, spoken words, ambient sound, or glitches — becomes material for your creations!

Pa3X Le

Korg Pa3X Le

The Pa3X Le has a huge collection of onboard sounds, and provides a generous 192MB of space for either your own samples, or widely available add-ons. With over 410 built-in Styles (and room for 1,200 in total), you can cover almost any musical style imaginable.

The Pa3X Le’s impressive feature set includes a TC Helicon Vocal Harmonizer, a dual MP3 player & recorder, a powerful Dual Crossfade Sequencer, and much more. Use the video output to display lyrics or score on an external monitor, making it perfect for karaoke or band leading. On stage, the Pa3X Le provides a professional look with a sturdy black aluminium case with wooden side panels.

CLIPHIT

Korg CLIPHIT

The CLIPHIT is a new electric drum kit that’s ideal for drum practice at home or for casual playing. Attach the clips with their internal sensor to a magazine, desk, or almost any surface, transforming it into a snare, hi-hat, or cymbal.

You can also attach these clips to practice pads, using them to play drums or any of the programmed EFX sounds that include dog sounds, cat sounds, hand clapping. CLIPHIT will breathe new life into your drum practice, and is a great way to enhance your experience and creativity.

Pricing and availability of these products is to be announced.

More information: Korg

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TSE Audio releases TSE X50 2.0 – Rock/Metal Suite

TSE Audio has announced the release of its TSE X50 v2.0 – Rock/Metal Suite for Windows and Mac.

TSE X50 2.0
The suite includes the newly modeled X50 hi-gain amplifier.

TSE X50 version 2.0 is a complete suite for a quick guitar tone setup for rock and metal.

It’s using one of the most advanced modeling algorithms presented in a commercial plugin to this date, offering a real-time simulation of the electrical network in the stompbox/amp with acceptable cpu usage for modern processors.

TSE X50 2.0 Rock/Metal Suite features

  • TSE808 – Our very popular screamer emulation now updated with improved even-harmonics etc.
  • TSE X50 v2.0 – Hi-gain amplifier, completely re-modeled with new interconnecting algorithms.
  • RACK – Tuner / Delay / Equalizer – Essential tools for getting that quick, good tone.
  • Power Tubes – Select between using 6L6GC or EL34 pentode models.
  • BIAS – Use the bias control to set the operating-point that suits you most. (Power Amp).
  • Oversampling – Oversampling from to 2X to 8X + Automatic oversampling from 2X to 4X / 4X to 8X.
  • Input Learn – Set your input-gain to a preferred setpoint automatically.
  • Lower cpu usage.
  • Zero-latency IR-loader with adjustable IR length.
  • IR Analyzer – Compare IR length vs frequency in a graphical way.
  • User IR Directory – Point X50 to your own IR collection.
  • Movement Control – Poweramp to speaker emulation including your favorite IR into it’s process.
  • Gate – A custom noise gate with adjustable Threshold / Attack / Release.
  • DaFuk Tuner – High precision tuner for low-tuned guitars.
  • King-Pong – Pong and asymmetric stereo delay.
  • Aqualaser – Equalizer with HP/LP, Lowshelf/Highshelf, peakfilter.
  • Zero-latency and topology preserving modeling throughout the entire signal chain.
  • Included IR’s from Frozen Sun Audio, Trackmix Studio, GuitarHack, and Ryan Harvey Audio.

TSE X50 2.0 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 29.99 EUR until March 1st, 2014 (regular 49.99 EUR).

More information: TSE Audio / TSE X50 v2.0

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IK Multimedia releases UltraTuner app for iOS

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IK Multimedia has announced the release of UltraTuner, a precise digital tuner app for for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

IK Multimedia UltraTuner for iOS

UltraTuner features one of the fastest, smoothest and most responsive tuning engines of all tuner apps, and is precise to well below a hundredth of a cent — far beyond human perception of pitch, making it 10 times more accurate than a mechanical strobe tuner.

UltraTuner’s precision and speed provides players and engineers with a pocket-sized professional instrument tuner always at hand and offers two basic modes of operation: Stage and Studio. When in Stage mode, UltraTuner is a straightforward, ultra-accurate instrument tuner featuring a unique, simple interface that’s very easy to see in low light conditions. In studio mode, UltraTuner provides pitch tracking – allowing players to monitor pitch over time. This is especially useful in the studio for monitoring pitch of non-chromatic instruments like vocals, violin and brass etc., on recordings over time, and very useful for vocal and instrument pitch training.

In the settings window, players can quickly calibrate the “A” note, set the temperament type, set the root key for tracking and adjust the audio sensitivity. UltraTuner can use the device’s built-in microphone for audio input, and works with all analog or digital audio interfaces for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, like IK’s iRig HD, iRig PRO and the iRig MIC series of products.

UltraTuner features

  • Innovative patented tuning engine that provides the highest level of responsiveness and accuracy with 0.01 cent resolution.
  • Dual Mode: Stage and Studio.
  • Large Tuning indication visible from a distance (stage mode).
  • Tuning History to see the tuning variations over time (studio mode).
  • Temperament selection includes: Equal, Pythagorean, Just Major, 1/4 Comma Mean Tone, Kimberger III, Werckmeister III, Young and Kellner.
  • Useful not only for tuning, but also for non-chromatic instrument training.

UltraTuner is available to purchase as a standalone app from the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch for $4.99 USD / 4.49 EUR, or as an in-app purchase within AmpliTube for iPhone (Free/LE/Full versions), and AmpliTube for iPad (Free/Full versions).

More information: IK Multimedia / UltraTuner

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Korg intros Beat Boy

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Korg Beat Boy

Korg has announced the Beat Boy, a new unit featuring a drum machine, recorder, and tuner.

Beat Boy is packed with features that allow guitarists or bassists to improve their abilities easily and reliably while having fun playing their instrument.

The functionality of four products is packed into this single unit; in addition to a tuner, there’s a rhythm machine covering 100 diverse styles, an effect section for adding sonic variation to your guitar tone, and a recorder that allows 16-bit/44.1 kHz recording of your performances.

So compact, it fits easily into the pocket of your gig bag, it’s the ideal partner for any guitarist or bassist.

Beat Boy features

  • Perform backed by 100 full-fledged rhythm patterns.
  • Use the tap tempo feature to adjust the tempo intuitively, or use the tempo adjustment buttons to make fine adjustments.
  • Adjust the volume of the drum machine to fine tune the mix balance with your guitar sound.
  • Tuner function ensures that your pitch is accurate.
  • Overdrive/distortion effect for electric guitar.
  • Recorder allows 16-bit/44.1 kHz PCM recording and playback.
  • Approximately 20 minutes of recording, with a maximum of 100 tracks.
  • USB port allows your recorded phrases to be easily backed-up to your computer.
  • Internal mic supports acoustic instruments.
  • Built-in speaker lets you immediately listen back to recorded sounds.

Beat Boy is scheduled for release in Fall 2013, priced at $89.99 USD.

More information: Korg / Beat Boy

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Universal Audio releases ENGL Amp plugins for UAD & Apollo

Universal Audio has announced the release of ENGL Amp Plug-Ins for the UAD powered plug-ins platform and Apollo audio interface.

For over 20 years, ENGL amplifiers have become synonymous with high-performance rock and metal guitar tones. UAD direct developer Brainworx has now put ENGL’s legendary clean tones and distortion textures at your fingertips with superbly crafted ENGL Amp Plug-Ins for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo Audio Interface.

Featuring the E765 RT and the E646 VS amplifiers as well as the Brainworx bx_tuner, the ENGL Amps Bundle allows owners of UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware to re-amp their tracks with these industry-leading amp models, while Apollo Audio Interface users can re-amp as well as track in real time with near-zero latency.

Both amp models contain an onboard FX Rack with a noise gate, EQ filter controls, and host-syncable lo-fi delay. Also included is a unique Recording Chains feature that allows the user to audition their tones through 64 different high-end mics, ENGL cabinets, and outboard gear, including hardware emulations from Millennia, SPL, and elysia.

ENGL E765 RT
ENGL E765 Retro Tube plug-in.

ENGL E765 RT Plug-In ($149 USD).

  • Perfect emulation of a two-channel, EL34-powered, 100-watt tube amp for UAD-2 or Apollo.
  • Craft old school clean tones, gritty chunk textures, and aggressive distortions easily and intuitively with extensive EQ functionality — before or after mixdown.
  • Audition 64 different Recording Chains to match the perfect tone to the part.
  • Fine-tune your sounds with an onboard FX Rack that includes a noise gate, EQ filter controls, and host-syncable lo-fi delay.
ENGL E646 VS
ENGL E765 VS Limited Edition plug-in.

ENGL E646 VS Plug-In ($149 USD).

  • Exacting emulation of a four-channel, 100-watt, 6L6-powered, high-gain tube amp.
  • Perfectly sculpt clean tones, muscular chunk, and high-gain textures with remarkable string-to-string definition.
  • Audition 64 different high-end Recording Chains for unmatched flexibility when tracking or mixing.
  • Fine-tune your sounds with an onboard FX Rack that includes a noise gate, EQ filter controls, and host-syncable lo-fi delay.
Brainworx bx_tuner
Stay in tune quickly, easily, and accurately with the bx_tuner by Brainworx.

Brainworx bx_tuner ($19 USD).

  • Tune guitar or bass easily and accurately inside your UAD-2 or Apollo-equipped workstation.
  • Customize the tuning LED’s tracking with the Ballistics feature.
  • Quickly tune with reduced volume using the unique Output Dim feature.
  • Instantiate on multiple inputs to avoid plugging and unplugging of instruments.

ENGL Amplifier Plug-Ins Bundle ($249 USD).

  • ENGL E765 RT Plug-In: Perfect emulation of a two-channel, EL34-powered, 100-watt tube amp.
  • ENGL E646 VS Plug-In: Exacting emulation of a four-channel, 100-watt, 6L6-powered, high-gain tube amp.
  • Brainworx bx_tuner: Tune guitar or bass easily and accurately inside your UAD-2 or Apollo-equipped workstation.

The ENGL Amp plug-ins are available as part of the UAD Software v7.2.

More information: Universal Audio

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