Positive Grid Announces Massive Holiday Season Sales

JamUpSan Diego, CA (Nov 25, 2014) — Positive Grid (www.positivegrid.com) today announced that starting on November 25th and culminating on Black Friday weekend, all JamUp, BIAS, and Final Touch will be available on sale to celebrate this Holiday Season.

JAMUP and BIAS

Only for Holiday Season, JamUp Guitar Multi-Effects, BIAS Amp Designer, and Final Touch Audio Post Production apps are now just $4.99. Furthermore, users can get 50% OFF for all JamUp and BIAS Expansion Packs via in-app purchases, offering the best price of the year for more than 40 different JamUp vintage and modern amps plus 50 studio quality effects, as well as BIAS Expansion Packs (Glassy, Crunch, and Insane). The offer expires onDec 1st.

BIAS Desktop

Also exclusively for one day only, the recently launched and already popular BIAS Desktop – Amp Matching Modeler Plug-in for Mac and PC will be at $25 OFF regular price ($74) on Friday 28th.

The Holiday Season Sales are immediately available on Positive Grid’s website, on the iTunes App Store and as in-app purchase on the JamUp and BIAS Store.

For more details, visit www.positivegrid.com or follow the company via Twitter (@PositiveGrid) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/positivegrid).

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Native Instruments releases MASCHINE 2.2 Software Update

NI_Maschine_2-2_UpdateBerlin, November 25, 2014 – Native Instruments today released the MASCHINE 2.2 software – a major update of NI’s acclaimed integrated hardware/software groove production system. New features include Smart Play™, adding new melodic capabilities, unified sound browsing, full KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboard integration, Light Guide™ synchronization, and more to the MASCHINE workflow. The MASCHINE 2.2 update is free for all MASCHINE 2 software owners. MASCHINE owners not currently using MASCHINE 2 can upgrade for 50% off the regular retail price until December 12th, 2014.

The MASCHINE 2.2 update adds a powerful new melodic dimension to the MASCHINE workflow. The Smart Play™ features include a new scale and chord engine, as well as a fully-functional arpeggiator. Producers can select from a range of popular musical scales and chords, and perform them into their productions directly on MASCHINE’s 16 high-sensitivity pads. The arpeggiator allows precise control of direction, octave span, and subdivision – its output is also recorded directly into MASCHINE’s Pattern Editor, providing easy post-performance editing of the note sequences. The update also unlocks MASCHINE STUDIO’s touch-sensitive knobs for an even faster, touch-and-see workflow.

MASCHINE 2.2 also brings full KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series integration to MASCHINE. Producers can browse instruments and effects in the MASCHINE software directly from an S-Series keyboard. Once an instrument or effect is loaded key parameters automatically map to the display knobs on both pieces of hardware. The luxurious Fatar keybeds add a new level of fluid expression. Light Guide™ also synchronizes perfectly with MASCHINE’s pads, giving producers the same level of feedback on both pieces of hardware when switching from beats to melodic playing.

The MASCHINE 2.2 update, as well as all future MASCHINE 2 updates, is free for all current MASCHINE 2 owners.

As part of the release, MASCHINE users who have not yet updated to the MASCHINE 2 software receive special discounted pricing – $49.50 / 49,50 € / ¥ 5,900 / £44,50 / AU$ 64,50 until December 12th, 2014.

A video about the MASCHINE 2.2 update is available on YouTube at:
http://youtu.be/F7wPwixnUbY

Additional information on MASCHINE is available at:
www.native-instruments.com/maschine

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Black Friday deals from Time+Space

timespaceblackfridayIt’s Black Friday and to celebrate Time+Space are running their biggest sale event ever! 

With up to 80% off products from massive brands such as Toontrack, iZotope, Heavyocity and more.

Deals launched today include a 35% off across the board sale from creators of world class instrument libraries Soundiron.

80% off Beatstation, Toontrack’s complete workstation for recording, creating and editing instruments and 67% EZmix 2 and EZkeys Classic Electrics.

New deals are being announced all week. Don’t miss out!

More information and all products on offer can be found at www.timespace.com/festive_deals 

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Diginoiz releases ‘Drum Injection – Drum & Bass’

Diginoiz_-_Drum_Injection_Drum_N_Bass_CdLadies and gentleman! Diginoiz proud to present the next product from their best selling series ‘Drum Injection’ series. This time they’ve produced specially for You – drum one shots and loops in one of the most popular genres – Drum & Bass! Heavy, dirty, hard, grooving, strong and of course great sounding! Processed with high quality hardware by a professional music producer, composer and sound designer! You will find here 989 Mb multi-format material! 215 Drum One Shots and 132 Loops (Full Brake Loops, Kick & Snare Loops, Percussion Raisers and Top Loops). All that You need to create Your own great Drum & Bass drum parts.

AVAILABLE FORMATS

‘Drum Injection – Drum & Bass’ contains 132 drum loops and 215 drum one shots, 989 Mb multi-format material, 24-bit WAV and 16-bit WAV) ready to use in your favorite sampler or sequencer, both hardware and software, including: Logic, GarageBand, Soundtrack, Digital Performer, Sony Acid, Ableton Live, Adobe Audition, Cakewalk Sonar, Pro Tools, Emagic EXS24 and many more.

DOWNLOAD DETAILS

Every purchase you make is contains 2 Zip (841 Mb after zip compression),

Wav

– 132 loops (24-bit WAV)

– 215 Drum One Shots (24-bit WAV)

– 132 loops (16-bit WAV duplicate)

– 215 Drum One Shots (16-bit WAV duplicate)

 

INSTANT DOWNLOAD PRICE: €21.90 EUR

More information, free audio demo & demo pack visit:

http://diginoiz.com/series/electronic-drums-drum-injection/

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IK presents the first real time vocal processor and digital mic for Android

November 20, 2014 – IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music apps and accessories, is pleased to announce another breakthrough in mobile music creation: the release of EZ Voice™ and iRig® Mic HD-A. Together they bring real-time vocal processing and digital audio microphone recording to Android devices for the first time.

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With EZ Voice, users will be able to enjoy real-time vocal processing and recording on the latest generation of Samsung devices with Samsung Professional Audio, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge and more.

iRig Mic HD-A is the first digital microphone compatible with all Samsung devices running Samsung Professional Audio as well as other devices running the just released Android 5 “Lollipop” operating system thanks to its new USB audio support.

Real time vocal processing on Android
The new EZ Voice for Samsung Professional Audio devices offers a simple and intuitive way for every singer to create and capture great sounding vocal performances while on the go.

EZ Voice users can process their performances with effects in real-time by applying up to 3 of the available 9 high-quality effects. EZ Voice includes traditional studio standbys like Reverb, Delay, Chorus, EQ, Filter and Level. It also features creative options like Tune, Morph and Choir, which let users apply more radical alterations like changing a vocal performance’s key or gender or even adding in extra voices and harmonies. Users can apply these effects individually or select from a number of included presets for a truly immediate recording experience.

EZ Voice also features a streamlined interface that takes the work out of the recording process – it lets users import any song from their music library and use its included “NO VOICE” function to quickly remove the original vocal track. It clears the way for anyone to step in and give a show-stopping performance.

Available on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge – and soon to be available on the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 and other devices – this app allows singers and vocalists to enjoy real time effects processing anytime and everywhere.

The new Samsung Professional Audio compatible devices come with Samsung Soundcamp, a free and full-fledged music studio app that lets musicians record and compose full songs entirely within the device. The EZ Voice app can be used as a standalone application but also as a plug-in inside the new Soundcamp studio for full recording and play-along uses.

Digital audio capture on Android
And now Samsung and all Android 5 users can enjoy high-quality digital recording thanks to iRig Mic HD-A. It’s the first pro-quality digital microphone for Android that allows plug-and-play connectivity via its included USB OTG cable (an additional USB cable is also available for use with PC). The input signal can be set using the onboard gain control while a multicolor LED provides sound level monitoring.

Featuring a 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter, a 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate and a low-noise/high-definition pre-amp, iRig Mic HD-A offers unmatched versatility: Singers can perform and record their voices. Musicians and audio engineers can record instruments in the studio and on stage. And broadcasters and journalists can record interviews and other audio sources while in the field. In all cases, iRig Mic HD-A produces recordings with high-fidelity digital sound and superior clarity previously unavailable on the Android platform.

Along with the iRig Mic HD-A, users can also choose from IK’s current range of analog microphones, like the iRig Voice, iRig Mic and iRig Mic Cast. All of these use the mini jack for the input/output connection with the device. Now singers, vocalists and everyone who needs to capture high-quality audio on their Android devices have multiple options suiting a wide variety of needs, applications and budgets.

But there’s more to IK’s line of microphones than EZ Voice, they’re also compatible with iRig Recorder (IK’s quick and easy audio recorder) and any other Android app that uses the mini jack or USB input to record and capture audio.

Pricing and availability
The new EZ Voice app for Android/Samsung Professional Audio is available through the Samsung Galaxy Apps store for only $4.99/€4.49. A free version is also available. EZ Voice and iRig Recorder are also available on the Google Play store.

The new iRig Mic HD-A digital microphone will be available in December 2014 via the IK Online Store and select music and consumer electronics retailers for $129.99/€99.99. The iRig Voice microphone is available for $39.99/€29.99, the iRig Mic is available for $59.99/€49.99 and the iRig Mic Cast for $39.99/€29.99 (prices excluding taxes).

For more information, please visit:
www.ikmultimedia.com/ezvoiceandroid
www.ikmultimedia.com/irigmichda
www.ikmultimedia.com/irig
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Black Lion Audio Releases B12A MKII

A single-channel microphone preamp in the style of an API 312A

Chicago, IL * November 20, 2014 —Black Lion Audio, an independently owned company in Chicago, today announced the release of the B12A MKII, a single-channel blacklionaudio_b12Amicrophone preamp in the style of an API 312A. All Black Lion Audio products are designed and manufactured in Chicago, Illinois.

Already known for that classic API American rock sound, the MKII version features an upgraded input transformer, higher gain, and lower noise than the original B12A. It also features an output transformer, a Hi-Z input, phantom power, pad, phase, and is housed in a 1U, 1/2 rack chassis.

“The original B12A was very popular, but we were continually being asked by customers to modify them for more gain,” commented Nate Bierdeman, Director of Marketing for Black Lion Audio. “So we created the MKII with higher gain and lower noise. This revision also gave us the opportunity to integrate a nicer input transformer, and has resulted in an incredible-sounding preamp with lots of API-style gain.”

The B12A MKII will be available at BLA dealers worldwide as of 01 DEC 2014 for a MAP of US $549.

Full B12A MKII specifications:
Mic Section:

  • Input Impedance: 200Ω
  • Pad: 10dB
  • Gain (no pad): +26dB to +70dB
  • Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -120dB
  • THD+N: .01% @ +26dB Gain
  • .011% @ +40dB Gain
  • .049% @ +60dB Gain
  • .15% @ +70dB Gain
  • Bandwidth (1kHz, 150Ω source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz

D.I. Section:

  • Max D.I. Input Level: +18dBu
  • Input Impedance: 500kΩ
  • Pad: none
  • Gain: +10dB to +53dB
  • Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -102dB
  • THD+N: .008% @ +10dB Gain
  • .01% @ +25dB Gain
  • .03% @ +40dB Gain
  • .14% @ +53dB Gain
  • Bandwidth (1kHz, 600Ω unbalanced source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kH

Output Section:

  • Max Output Level: +28dBu
  • Output Impedance: 600Ω

Power Supply: 24VAC, 500mA External Supply

Product Dimensions: 9.5″ x 6.5″ x 1.75″

Product Weight: 3.2 lbs

Shipping Dimensions: 13″ x 11″ x 5″

Shipping Weight: 5.5 lbs

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Conductr gets into the production realm with the release of CLAYDR

screenshotsConductr16Until today, Conductr was best known as a live performing-oriented Ableton controller app. But the developers want to keep the app growing and expanding its possibilities as much as possible.

Now, Conductr gets into the production realm with the release of CLAYDR, a keyboard designed to improve every artist’s composition and performance with some unique features.

 

Claydr works as a MIDI keyboard that allows you to play with any instrument featured in Ableton Live. It will help you to transform your ideas into music, no matter how great or not so great your skills are: Claydr features an extremely versatile chord & scales generator and can even correct out of scale notes when linked to a MIDI hardware keyboard.

 

Some of Claydr’s highlights:

  • 4 rows onscreen: each row can contain a different octave and can be edited independently.
  • Each row’s settings include functions such as Add Note, Velocity (3 different modes), Spread, Random, Hold and Bend.
  • More parameters can be controlled using the Claydr Shift Mode: Scale Selection (58 different options), Key mode and Chromatic mode.

 

From now on, the Conductr free basic version will include a one row and one scale only version of Claydr. Users can purchase Claydr Premium to get 4 rows onscreen and 58 scales.

All previous Conductr Premium Full Pack owners will get Claydr’s complete version for free.

Find the Claydr MIDI keyboard complete description here:

 

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