Maschine Masters is proud to present The Showcase Producer Conference March 18, 2017 in Austin Texas. We have teamed up with Marv4MoBeats and Inside Gospel to bring you this amazing free event. There will be four new workshops featuring guest speakers Grammy Award winning producer Courtney Orlando aka J.R., Grammy Award winning engineer Malex, Dallas award winning producer Sikwitit, and producer Kadence. For your entertainment artist’s Cash Hollistah & Mahogany Jones will be performing alongside event DJ Ms. Eclectic.
Be prepared to witness the first ever SXSW live edition of “On The Spot” sessions featuring Maschine Masters team member and Grammy Nominated producer Marv4MoBeats with artist Eshon Burgundy. This will be one you won’t want to miss.
All producers featured in the conference will a part of the beat showcase and producers attending the event will have a chance to display their production in the Beat Showcase.
There will also be a live Q&A session with artist/moderator Brinson to get all your industry related questions answered.
If that wasn’t enough, the audience will be able to participate in giveaways and a chance to win the grand prize Subpac M2!
This event will be held at the Carver Museum & Cultural Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. located at 1165 Angelina St., Austin, TX and the doors will open at 10:30 a.m. Educate, Elevate and Unify
Santa Monica, Calif., February 14, 2017 —Antelope Audio, a leading interface company specializing in Field Programmable Gate Array-based vintage FX modeling, announces the latest innovation in its groundbreaking Zen Studio family of recording interfaces: Zen Studio+. The new interface will make its debut at the Antelope Audio booth at the Pro Light + Sound Guangzhou convention [Booth A66, hall 5.2], which takes place between February 22nd and 25th. Incorporating the key features that made Zen Studio a force to be reckoned with — including 12 studio quality built-in microphone preamps and extensive I/O — Zen Studio+ adds Thunderbolt™ connectivity and a powerful range of hardware-based Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) effects
“When Antelope released the original Zen Studio, the company redefined what was possible with a portable interface in terms of both audio quality and I/O count,” says Igor Levin, C.E.O. of Antelope Audio. “Zen Studio+ takes things into a new realm by adding Thunderbolt™ and incorporating Antelope’s amazing FPGA hardware effects modeling. These things make Zen Studio+ the ultimate next-generation tool for recording anywhere the sound carries you. We are pleased to debut this exciting new product at Pro Light + Sound Guangzhou this month.”
The Quest for Zen Zen Studio+ is the ultimate portable workstation for engineers and musicians who need access to all the tools of the studio on the go — with a full array of supercharged FPGA-based FX. The hardware includes valuable features like a pair each of dedicated re-amp outputs, headphone outputs, and mastering quality monitor outputs. With its 12 preamps, including hi-Z and line inputs, and an additional eight inputs and outputs on DB25, the unit is further extensible via ADAT or S/PDIF. Therefore Zen Studio+ is well equipped for multi-mic recording setups anywhere at any time, allowing set up of extra room mics to capture pristine sounds in just about any environment.
A deeply customizable routing matrix helps establish exactly the right signal flow for the way that you work and makes incorporating outboard hardware and FPGA FX rudimentary. A built in talkback capability enables full control room capability at home or in the studio.
Hardware Effects for Audio Nirvana Zen Studio+ packs the tone shaping capabilities by packing a treasure trove of vintage outboard gear into its travel-friendly chassis, thanks to Antelope Audio’s cutting edge Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology. These hardware-based effects allow near-zero latency processing of audio using detailed emulations of classic EQs, compressors, guitar amplifiers and more: all without taxing your laptop’s system resources.
Antelope Audio continues to expand its hardware downloads, and now boasts a library of over 30 unique effects — each carefully modeled from the most coveted pieces of studio gear in recording history.
Zen on the Clock Zen Studio+ delivers incredible fidelity and imaging thanks to its beating heart: Antelope Audio’s industry-defining 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking. Better clocking means better analog to digital conversion and authentic sonic imaging, ensuring that every detail of your signal chain is captured with integrity. It also allows pristine digital to analog conversion between your DAW and your speakers or headphones, enabling you to hear greater detail and make better mix decisions. Word Clock input and output enable Zen Studio+ to seamlessly integrate with the rest of your studio gear, and an Atomic input is available for upgrading to Antelope’s state-of-the-art 10MX atomic clocks for the best clocking in the industry.
Software Keeps the Zen Flowing Zen Studio+ is controlled via a powerful desktop app for OS X or Windows, allowing access to a fully customizable signal routing matrix and up to four independent mixes for monitoring, as well as full control of Zen’s real-time FPGA effects. Front panel controllable talkback is built in to Zen Studio+ hardware, but gains added flexibility via Antelope Audio’s handy iOS and Android app, which gives users the the option to talk back via their phone’s microphone
To explore the power of the Zen Studio+ first hand, please visit Antelope Audio at Pro Light + Sound Guangzhou [Booth A66, hall 5.2] from February 22-25.
Two new, standalone iPad editions of the award-winning professional MIDI controller platform bring MIDI control to the Reface DX
New York, NY – February 14, 2017 – Confusion Studios announced two new MIDI controller apps for iPad, both of which will be available for download from the Apple App Store on Wednesday, March 1, 2017: MDDX1 and MDDX2.
Both of the new apps are MIDI controllers for the Yamaha Reface DX. Yamaha released the Reface DX – a portable, FM-synthesis-based keyboard – in 2015 to critical acclaim. Each of the new apps is based on a user-created layout for MIDI Designer Pro 2; each has a unique approach to controlling the Reface DX.
The Editor: MDDX1 by Helfried
MDDX1: Voice Editor for Reface DX by Helfried highlights this users-author’s eye for design, a deep attention to detail, and a desire to push the underlying platform – MIDI Designer Pro 2 – to do new things. It allows for control of every parameter on the Reface DX and provides surprising new control vistas. The App extends the reface DX’s interface, providing a much-needed algorithms display, Master Tune, Transpose, Randomize and other new sections.
MDDX1 will run on any iPad with iOS 9.3 or better, and will be available on March 1, 2017 for download for $9.99. The app purchase may be applied towards a bundle purchase including MIDI Designer Pro 2.
Performance Tool: MDDX2 by Ibo Kai
MDDX2: Performance Tool for Reface DX by Ibo Kai is an additional, performance- focused interface for the Reface DX. As the author of the layout puts it, “This layout is pretty simple, just one page shows all the available functions. It is mainly what you find in the ‘FM’ keypad of the synth: frequencies, levels and feedback settings separately per operator plus the algorithm select.” In addition, Ibo Kai added an Amp Mode section. This auxiliary controller for the Reface DX is intended for live and studio performance, where a full-blown editor is not practical.
MDDX2 will run on any iPad with iOS 9.3 or better, and will be available on March 1, 2017 for download for $3.99. The app purchase may be applied towards a bundle purchase including MIDI Designer Pro 2.
Two New Standalone, Dedicated Apps
MIDI Designer Author and Confusion Studios CEO Dan Rosenstark notes, “Both editors show the layout authors – Helfried and Ibo Kai – flexing design muscle and pushing the MIDI Designer platform to work in new ways. Each is a dedicated tool for working with the Reface DX and each provides a surprising and useful new interface for this small keyboard. Additionally, both provide new users with an entry point into the MIDI Designer platform at a low price.”
MDDX1 and MDDX2 join the four existing standalone MIDI Designer apps for dedicated control: MIDI Designer XW: Casio XW Solo Synth Controller, MD77: Voice Editor for Yamaha SY77/TG77 by Ibo Kai, MDClav: Clavinova Controller by Craig Knudsen and MDXG: XG Sound Set Controller by Craig Knudsen.
Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube brings seven of Fender’s dream machines – some of the most toneful and genre-defining amps from the dawn of rock and beyond – to AmpliTube, providing spot-on recreations of the glorious tweed amps and more from the ’50s and ’60s. Included in the Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube are four amps from the ’57 Custom series; the ’57 Custom Champ®, ’57 Custom Deluxe™, ’57 Custom Twin-Amp™, and the ’57 Custom Pro™, a ’57 Bandmaster™, plus models of an original ’53 Fender Bassman® and the iconic ’65 Fender Super Reverb®.
Now guitarists wanting that classic Fender tone and power in their digital recordings can easily obtain the unmistakable vintage vibe of classic Tweeds and more with the ease and convenience of the world’s most popular guitar and bass tone studio, AmpliTube.
Dynamic Interaction Modeling™
Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube provides spot-on tone, dynamics and feel thanks to the debut of the evolution of IK’s industry-leading modeling technologies. It ushers in a completely new approach to analog modeling, Dynamic Interaction Modeling™, that recreates not only every individual physical component in the amplifier’s design, but also the nonlinear behavior between each component and its effect on other components in the circuit. This approach provides a new unmatched level of realism, touch and feel never before realized in other analog modeled products.
Classic Fender tone on the desktop/laptop
Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube recreates the historic and diverse Fender legacy in virtual form. IK software engineers worked painstakingly with the Fender engineering team to ensure that each amplifier and cabinet has been rendered with the same degree of integrity and attention to detail that goes into the company’s physical products – all controls and operation have been replicated to provide exacting performance and function. The amplifiers and cabinets available in Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube include officially certified models from the ’57 Custom series, including the ’57 Custom Twin-Amp, the ’57 Deluxe, the ’57 Custom Champ, the ’57 Custom Pro and the ’57 BandMaster. There’s also a model of an original ’53 Bassman 1×15 featuring an “aging” switch that switches between “new old stock” and a “burned in” model, plus an original ’65 Super Reverb.
Built for AmpliTube Fender Collection 2 works inside AmpliTube Custom Shop and AmpliTube 4 for Mac and PC giving players the world’s best-selling ultimate guitar and bass tone studio for their recordings. For AmpliTube 4 users, it is designed to take advantage of all the additional tone-tweaking features like the effects slot between the amp and speaker cabinet and the hyper realistic full-featured “Cab Room” and more.
Plugging in to a world of sound
With IK Multimedia’s range of interfaces for Mac and PC, getting tone from Fender Collection for AmpliTube is as simple as plugging into an amplifier. iRig Pro Duo, iRig PRO and iRig HD 2 are the latest generation of high-quality digital interfaces that allow players to plug in and get pristine, pure sound quality from their Mac or PC (or iPhone or iPad).
Pricing and availability Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube is available now through January 15, 2017 for a special introductory price of just $/€99.99* from the IK Multimedia online store, the AmpliTube Custom Shop and participating IK retailers. After January 15, 2017, it will be available for $/€149.99.
Fender Collection 2 is also available in the Fender Collection 2 Power Duo Bundle (with AmpliTube 4) at a special introductory price of $/€179.99 from the IK Multimedia online store until January 15, 2017. After January 15, 2017, it will be available for $/€229.99.
WHAT IS MOCIULA ABOUT? Mociula is a bundle of synths instruments trying to work like a modular system. It consists of several different tools or modules such as synths generators, effects, filters, a sequencer, a sampler and some other useful as well as unique tools.
But surely – as a KONTAKT instrument – there are no options to combine tools at your own requirements, connect cables or change tools/ modules within the instruments. Mociula is not a free-patchable system like you find it in the hardware world. All instruments are predefined and fixed in structure.
Right now there 5 instruments which will be described in the following: FRAME – ROW – SCAPER – RISE – TAPE
FRAME: The fundament of each system. A sine/square oscillator with exciting features: stepless tune, rhythm gate, distortion, layer mode. Frame is also equipped with an effect rack with a 4 pole filter and resonance, delay, reverb and a compressor and finally a bitcrusher – ready to destruct your audio. Enriched by an oscilloscope. Astonishing what this module comes out with. and vintage.
ROW: The Sequencer A 16 step SEQUENCER combined with a sound generator and SHAPE, a complex effect module – this is what ROW consists of. The sequencer has a range of 4 octaves, 3 accents level and a bordun note feature. Additionally features are a sine/ square, a controllable glide and length and distortion. The effect section provides a reverb, a delay, 2 types of filter and a compressor and nuch more.
SCAPER: Make some subtile ambiances and textures The perfect module to add some unique and subtle background to your music. The fundament is a sound generator which layers 4 well assorted sounds and ambiences – each of them is separately controllable. The sounds can be shaped by a 3 band spectral filter with many options. Finally your sound can be enhanced by a reverb/ delay section
RISE: The endless fall. Rise is very special module which is based on the Shepard Tone. It constantly creates the auditory illusion of a tone which ascends or descends in pitch over and over with no end. You can select between two sound sources, change the tempo and add some reverb, delay or filter to it. It is a great experience.
TAPE: Let it roll This is a tape machine simulator featuring 8 different tapes loops with very different sounds from Lama Chanting over Bike Chains Noises to Water Drops. The module is a reminiscence of Musique concrète – making music out of surrounding sounds. By activating the gate the tapes are starting to get rhythmically. Adjust the length knob and patch in more tapes to change it. Again, it is a great experience.s !
The pricing for all Mociula is 72 EUR – the Frame, Row and Scaper instrument is each 28 EUR
LINKÖPING, SWEDEN: high-end plug-in specialist Softube is proud to announce Console 1 Mk II — an upgraded version of its award-winning hardware/software mixing system, representing an enormous leap forward from its predecessor with support for selected UAD Powered Plug-ins from Universal Audio and a substantial, permanent price drop — at The 2017 NAMM Show, January 19-22 in Anaheim, California…
Originally released in 2014, Softube Console 1 quickly earned a large and dedicated following, receiving prestigious awards and rave reviews in the pro audio press. With its tightly integrated hardware and software, and the included emulation of a Solid State Logic SL 4000 E console, Console 1 offered the best of the digital and analog worlds in a compact system.
Today, Softube announces Console 1 Mk II, an upgrade that addresses the most frequent user requests. Firstly, the new software — also available to owners of the first-generation Console 1 — makes it possible to use Console 1 with selected UAD Powered Plug-Ins from Universal Audio. There are now over 60 world-class plug-ins that can be used from within the Console 1 system, including plug-ins based on units from Chandler Limited, Fairchild, Teletronix, Tube-Tech, Abbey Road Studios, and many more. The plug-ins are pre-mapped and easily selectable from the Console 1 software, so no MIDI mapping is necessary.
Secondly, the success of Console 1 has made it possible to make efficiencies in production, resulting in an MSRP drop from $849 to $499. The hardware has the same build quality as the original units, with some minor layout changes such as more visible LED markers.
All of these changes come in addition to the recently released software update, which added DAW control functions for Presonus Studio One and Cakewalk SONAR.
Greg Westall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Universal Audio, states: “Softube and Universal Audio share a lot of core values, like the importance of sound quality, ease of use, and a love for good music. Seeing that Universal Audio and Softube are longtime partners, and that Console 1 is a super intuitive control surface, it all just makes so much sense.”
Oscar Öberg, President of Softube, comments: “The concept of Console 1 has been extremely popular, and we haven’t been able to keep up with the demand. I’m excited that we finally are able to manufacture larger quantities of a Console 1 that’s not only better but also a lot more affordable.”
The new Console 1 Mk II units, and the software update with the UAD Powered Plug-Ins compatibility, will be available in Spring 2017. Upon release, existing Console 1 owners can download the updated software from www.softube.com and start using it with their Console 1-ready DAWs or plug-ins.