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The latest expansion pack for Native Instruments Maschine users is here: Grey Forge. If you're thinking dark, monolithic and steely techno... you'd be about right! Check out the video preview too.
You can slice, dice and cut up your audio in Ableton Live 9 using K-Devices new Max for Live device, Herse. Basically, if you want to apply effects to the source using its slicer grid... you can!
Everyone's looking for a drum leakage suppression tool, right? Well, before you answer in haste check this one out and you might find out that it's exactly what you could use in your studio setup.
Native Instruments have introduced their small and loud DJ audio interface: Traktor Audio 2. Not only that, but it's also iOS ready as well and works out of the box with Traktor DJ for iOS.
Impact Soundworks are back with a new Kontakt instrument, Celestia. With over 6GB of content utilising over 200 unique instruments, this sound library is designed for atmospheric and ethereal needs.
Now that Musikmesse 2014 has come to and end, we at AskAudioMag.com wanted to share the standout hardware & software news from the show...Here's five that might have snuck under the radar.
Bitwig Studio hasn't been released and there's already controller support for it. Nektar take "support" a step further with their Panorama series. We're talking "integration"! Watch this video now.
The Connie organ (Vox Continental 300) is the organ sound used on hit records by The Door and The Beatles. Now, thanks to Arturia, you can relive the 60s in your DAW with their faithful emulation.
Aside from Logic Pro X and Bitwig integration with their Panorama range (we have a video demo to share soon), Nektar have been busy at Musikmesse 2014 unveiling their Impact LX25 and LX61 keyboards.
The point update to Steinberg's audio editing and mastering suite, Wavelab 8.5, has been announced in Frankfurt at Musikmesse 2014 with some important new features.
Universal Audio's Enhanced Bundles Add More Classic UA Plug-Ins, New 610-B Tube Preamp, and Softube Guitar Amp Emulations. UAD-2 & Apollo interface owners are smiling!
At Musikmesse 2014, Elektron announced the upcoming Overbridge for Analog Four, Analog Keys and Analog Rytm. They tell us this enables full DAW integration with analog offerings. We're excited!
You might recognise the MPX16 at a glance, but you'll be surprised at what it can do compared to its sample player predecessor. We tried it out at Musikmesse in Frankfurt and the pads felt good!
Arturia's updated MiniBrute SE was in danger of stealing many a musician's heart at this Muiskmesse 2014 in Frankfurt. We saw it, touched it, played it and were suitably wowed!
Fresh from Musikmesse this week, Tascam have announced a high-resolution USB interface & standalone microphone preamplifier called the UH-7000. It looks amazing and we're waiting to try it out.
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