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Waves has announced that it is now shipping two new plug-ins, the H-Verb and the Tracks Live multi-track recording software for live sound engineers.  The H-Verb follows suit with the other Hybrid Series effects, offering the best in analog tone-shaping with the convenience of fully automatable parameters. The plug-in features a pioneering reverb based on innovative algorithmic FIR (Finite...
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Although no new recording and editing features have been announced with the arrival of Pro Tools 12, the news at this year’s NAMM show from Avid is nonetheless still exciting. Three initiatives being launched by the company offer more flexibility in accessing the industry standard software, and promise expanded collaborative and promotional functions for all Pro Tools users. On the access side,...
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Guitar effects manufacturer Hotone has just announced the Xtomp, an effects modeling guitar stompbox that works in tandem with a proprietary iOS app to manage all your presets, and transfer them directly to the pedal wirelessly by Bluetooth. The pedal simulates many classic vintage and modern pedals, featuring an effects library of more than 300 models. The Xtomp uses Comprehensive Dynamic...
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Music technology manufacturer IK Multimedia debuted a handful of new products at the 2015 Winter NAMM show, unveiling an improved version of its popular iRig guitar interface, the iRig 2, as well as three others, the iRig Mic Studio digital condenser mic,...
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This year’s NAMM see’s high-end giant Manley continue its recent trend of bringing the company’s highly lusted-after equipment down to price points that project and home studios can realistically dream about. Last year, Manley unveiled its CORE channel strip, to much fanfare. This year, the manufacturer has unwrapped FORCE, a 4-channel vacuum tube microphone preamp. Sharing the same design as...
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Mark of the Unicorn (MOTU), the Cambridge-based manufacturer of professional audio equipment, is expanding its new line of AVB-capable audio interfaces with the new 112D.  The 112D is a combination digital audio interface, router, format converter, and stand-alone mixer with high-speed Thunderbolt, AVB Ethernet, and USB 2.0 connectivity to your host computer. The interface offers 24 channels of...
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Universal Audio continues to fine-tune and expand the functionality of its Apollo line of interfaces with the announcement of UAD 8.0 software. This point-0 update brings some significant improvements and additional functionality that many Apollo users have been waiting for patiently (some more patiently than others). With 8.0, users can now “mix and match” between different versions of...
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Neat Microphones is setting the industry abuzz with its unique style and innovative industrial design—but how are you supposed to determine which model best suits your needs? In this article, we break down the differences between these snazzy products, so you can understand the options clearly. This is an exciting new brand that's aimed at both professionals and consumers, and it was brought to...
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At last year’s Winter NAMM, Blue released some very preliminary information about a small diaphragm condenser microphone that, at the time, they were calling Codename: Hampton. Well, about a year later, it is finally seeing a proper unveiling at NAMM 2015, and is now known as Hummingbird. As you’d expect from Blue, Hummingbird has a bit of an unconventional design, but one that serves a good...
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Lindell Audio, the studio equipment manufacturer founded by record producer Tobias Lindell, has announced a new range of products for NAMM 2015. The new product line consists of a 500-series Stereo Compressor, a 500-series Pultec MEQ-5 style equalizer, the EVO-6 Microphone Preamplifier, as well as the new software plug-in range....
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Korg continues to find much of its present to be a celebration of its past, and this year at NAMM is no different. The company brings a bevy of new and innovative products to the table, but first (and honestly most attention grabbing) is the announcement of the re-release of the legendary...
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Keith McMillen, the independent musical instrument inventor and creator of the renowned QuNEO 3-D Mutli-Touch Pad Controller (among other controllers), is innovating the digital musical world yet again with the...
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Moog has announced the release of two new additions to the Minifooger line, the MF-Chorus and the MF-Flange...
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Roland is revealing an innovation in the field of audio interfaces this year at NAMM, with the new Super UA Audiophile-Grade Interface for MAC and PC. Housed in a die-cast...
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Sennheiser has made quite a name for itself when it comes to reliable wireless microphone systems. Sennheiser’s new D1 digital wireless series is assumed to be of the same caliber. The D1 allows you to focus on your performance...
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