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Synchro Arts Updates VocALign with ARA Integration in Studio One

Sweetwater InSync - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 05:04

Synchro Arts VocALign is now available with ARA integration in Studio One Professional. ARA (Audio Random Access) is an extension co-developed by Celemony and PreSonus for audio plug-ins. ARA technology enhances the communication between plug-in and DAW, and gives the plug-in and host instant access to the audio data without requiring audio to be exported to the plug-in and then re-imported into the DAW. Synchro Arts and PreSonus have worked together to integrate VocALign tightly into Studio One with a simple, streamlined workflow to provide automatic, instantaneous time alignment of the selected audio signals.

VocALign with ARA integration is a free update for all registered users.

Tremolo System

Sweetwater InSync - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 05:04

An alternate term for “vibrato system,” encompasses all of the parts of an electric guitar vibrato assembly. The specific pieces depend on the type of vibrato system. For example, a double-locking system will have a locking nut, floating bridge, fine tuners, vibrato arm, and vibrato springs. A Bigsby vibrato system will only have a tailpiece, vibrato arm , and vibrato springs.

ATC Announces SCM12 Pro Passive Monitor and P1 Pro Amplifier

Sweetwater InSync - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 05:02

ATC has unveiled the SCM12 Pro, a compact passive 2-way studio monitor. Coming in at an affordable price, the SCM12 Pro features a smaller footprint design, a proprietary 6-inch woofer, and a high-power 1-inch soft-dome tweeter featuring ATC’s unique dual-suspension technology.

The all-new P1 Pro amplifier is the ideal companion for the SCM12 Pro, with 150-watts per channel in a rackmount format. The dual-mono, two-channel amp utilizes the same technologies as the acclaimed amp packs built into the ATC Active Monitor line. The P1 Pro’s stellar specifications include less than 0.002% total harmonic distortion (at -95dB), greater than 100dB crosstalk isolation, greater than 110dB (DIN) signal-to-noise, and a frequency response that runs from near DC to 400kHz (-3dB). Special bundle pricing is available when purchasing the SCM12 Pros with the P1 Pro.

BluGuitar AMP1 Nanotube Amplifier and Add-ons Demo

Sweetwater InSync - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 19:42

World-famous guitarist and founder of BluGuitar Thomas Blug presents his Amp1 Nanotube amplifier. This compact amp packs a Nanotube-driven output section that delivers the punch and sonic intensity of a tube power amp. Use it to drive your favorite speaker cabinet, or plug directly into the sound system with the cabinet-emulated output.

The optional Remote1 adds a ton of functionality, including user presets for all amp settings. The optional Looper Kit adds four switchable, relay-based effects loops to your rig.

Get the Amp1 amplifier here: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Amp1

Get the Remote1 foot controller here: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Remote1

Get the Looper Kit here: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LooperKit

Breaking News: Apogee & macOS 10.12 Sierra and iOS 10

Sweetwater InSync - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 16:02

Apogee has posted a comprehensive list of which of their hardware devices support macOS 10.12 Sierra, iOS 10, or both.

For those devices compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra and/or iOS 10, no software updates are required if you are running the latest drivers.

Tremolo Springs

Sweetwater InSync - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 16:01

Another word-ological victim of guitarists’ tendency to refer to their guitar’s vibrato system as a “tremolo” system. Tremolo springs (vibrato springs) are used to counter-balance the pull of the strings. The springs balance the bridge or tailpiece of the system so that the guitar can be played normally, and provide tension so that the bridge or tailpiece returns to its balanced resting position after the vibrato system is used to raise or lower the pitch of the strings.

With a surface-mount tailpiece system, such as a Bigsby, the spring is inserted between the vibrato bar and the tailpiece. In an internally mounted system, such as the standard Stratocaster tremolo or a locking tremolo system, such as a Floyd Rose, the spring is located inside a body cavity in the back of the guitar. It is attached to a moving block that is integral to the bridge on one end and a “claw” screwed into the guitar’s back on the other.

Keith McMillan adds Windows Support to K-MIX

Sweetwater InSync - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 16:00

Keith McMillan Instruments has released Windows support for the K-MIX 8-in/10-out audio interface programmable mixer. Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 (64-bit only) are now supported by the K-Mix Editor software and the custom K-MIX USB Audio Driver 1.1.0.

Breaking News: Plugin Alliance & macOS 10.12 Sierra

Sweetwater InSync - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 15:03

Plugin Alliance has issued the following statement:

“…in our qualification of Apple’s new Sierra OS (v10.12) we have discovered serious problems with many Plugin Alliance products that primarily affect customers who use the Audio Units format. Our developers are working hard on a solution, but at this time we are recommending that all Mac-based Plugin Alliance customers do not upgrade to Sierra. We will continue our qualification efforts and expect to announce full support in the near future.”

Jigsaw 24 presents Mix with the Pros

Sound On Sound - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 08:05
London Grammar producer & film music composer share stage-- Jigsaw 24’s Mix with the Pros event returns and this time the guest speakers are Tim Bran, music producer/...

Arturia V Collection 5 adds five classic keyboards

Sound On Sound - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 08:05
Features 17 models including Synclavier, B3, Farfisa and more-- The latest version of Arturia’s celebrated V Collection bundle of modelled keyboards is out now. It...

Neyrinck V-Control Pro 2 adds surround panner

Sound On Sound - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 04:05
Remote control software gets V-Panner & updated V-Console fader app-- Neyrinck have announced an upgrade to their V-Control Pro 2 media control system — the inclusion of a...

FXpansion Geist 2 launched

Sound On Sound - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 08:05
Beat production software adds new FX & more-- Audio software developer FXpansion have announced the availability of Geist2, an all ­new incarnation of...

Steinberg unveil Dorico music notation software

Sound On Sound - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 08:05
Includes HALion Symphonic Orchestral Library and single-window UI-- Steinberg Media Technologies have announced details of its highly anticipated music notation software, Dorico,...

Import samples, edit synths on Novation Circuit with Components

Sound On Sound - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 07:04
Circuit Components adds new much-requested tools-- Novation’s circuit has just received a significant upgrade with sample import, a synth editor and a session...

Loop 2016 coming to Funkhaus Berlin

Sound On Sound - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 04:04
Second music summit set for Nov 4-6 at historic broadcast complex-- Loop, the Ableton-organised summit for music makers, returns to Berlin this November. Launched in 2015 as...

Tascam announce new 4-track recorder

Sound On Sound - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 03:04
SD-20M recorded designed for installation-- Tascam have announced that they will release the SD-20M 4-...

Pioneer launch performance sampler/sequencer with Dave Smith filters

Sound On Sound - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 00:04
Could Toraiz SP-16 be the ultimate sampler?-- In a surprise move, Pioneer DJ have launched a brand new sampler — Toraiz SP-16 — which is something of a "best of"...

Musikmesse 2016: AMS Neve DFC3D (Video)

Sound On Sound - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 07:04
Digital film console with 3D audio mixing capabilities -- AMS Neve's brand new DFC3D is a digital film console designed specifically with mixing 3D audio in post-...

Musikmesse 2016: Audient ASP8024 HE (Video)

Sound On Sound - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 07:04
Heritage Edition of modern classic unveiled-- We get a quick rundown of the latest features in Audient's new edition of their modern classic console,...

Musikmesse 2016: Audionamix ADX Trax Pro 3 (Video)

Sound On Sound - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 06:04
We extract Ed Sheeran's vocal from a track-- The upcoming release of ADX Trax Pro 3 has some really powerful features for extracting vocals from full-band...
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