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We are thrilled to welcome to the team Michael Pearson Adams, until recently Michael was Pro Audio Application Specialist with Avid in the USA and previously North America Product Specialist with Waves.
You may have seen Michael on product tutorials for both Avid and Waves or on stage at NAMM and other shows. With his excellent teaching and presentation skills, we are thrilled to have him join us in serving the community. As you can see from the picture above, Eddie Kramer gives his thumbs up to the news.
Michael will be bringing hot new video content, particularly in-depth Pro Tools and Waves videos. If you have a video you would like to see then email us.
You can find out more about Micheal PA at his website here
We have just added the Schoeps Double MS Tool to our free plug-in database and so I thought it would be could to take a look at it as double MS or MSM is my preferred surround micing technique.
It seems like the 500 series bug is biting more and more manufacturers at an astounding rate!
Classic hardware manufacturer Drawmer are the lastest to invest in the format with the announcement of their new DS101 Noise Gate, Based on a single-channel of their DS201 unit the DS101 is Drawmers first 500 series unit and im sure there will be more:
Heres the details from Drawmers Website:
Following a success public beta programme the guys at Nugen Audio have released v1.6 of loudness meter. New features include…
Automation Logging - This will be excellent as it identifies where on the time line there were issues with the loudness, whether it was too quiet or too loud, enabling you to go back in and fix the appropriate part of the mix.
Resizable window - This enables you to resize the VisLM window, so you can use more or less of your screen space. This is great as you can make it much bigger for the times in your workflow when you are concentrating on loudness and when you need to looking at other things you can reduce the size of the VsLM window.
“The availability of a plug-in that’s compatible with both AAX and 64-bit OS X means that our customers can continue editing as they always have, even as systems and technologies evolve, VisLM 1.6 includes a new dialog gate option that enables automatic measurement of dialog sections within the source material.” said Nugen Audio creative director Jon Schorah. “Editors will see enhancements to usability, including a simple “global reset” option and automatic start/stop/reset of the integrated program measurement following the transport bar. Maximum and minimum alerts settings are now available independently, and users can switch to the compact version from within the plug-in with a resizable interface”.
This is great news, it means that both of Nugen Audio’s products are now AAX Native, the next step please is AAX DSP especially with the ISL limiter, go to it Jon.
Sweetwater are declaring that Pultec is back - not an emulation, but the real deal.
There is a range of 8 products all equalisers, all exclusively at Sweetwater.
Groove 3 are going to be offering a deal a day until the end of the month, that’s one product at a silly price for one day only. In their words…
We’re also happy to announce that in 2013, we’re going to be bringing you “No Brainer” promotions each and every month that will be sure to please. To start it off right, for the rest of January we’re going to have a “Deal a Day” with a select product added each day with a brain numbingly low price. See below for today’s deal and look forward to a new deal each day for the remainder of January! These deals will stack up each day, but don’t wait too long because they will be gone Jan.31st! The first deal is listed below in this newsletter, or click here and watch this page for updates each day.
They are two 500 Series modules, the first a mic preamp and the second a tape emulator. This is what they say about them…
511 Mic Pre with Silk
With a truly legendary preamp and the flexibility of variable Silk/Texture, the 511 provides exceptional sonic performance and flexibility for only $650 (list). Incorporating the pristine preamp circuitry from the 517, the sweepable high-pass filter from the 5012, and the power of a variable Silk circuit derived from the flagship Portico II Channel, the 511 is a Rupert Neve-designed workhorse for any user’s most important tracks.
For company founder and lead designer Rupert Neve, the design process was far more intensive than copying existing designs. “Although creating a functional 500 Series mic pre is relatively simple, designing those modules to equal their non-500 Series counterparts with the current, voltage and space restraints is quite challenging. In creating the 511 we experimented with a number of different transformer and circuit topologies to achieve the same presence and sweetness found in the Portico Series of modules. The result of these efforts is that outside of the slightly lowered headroom, the 511′s performance is nearly indistinguishable from standard Portico Series modules.”
In a move that is likely to turn their competitors white, Novation have announced three new keyboards in a range called Launchkeys, not only do they come with Apps, but they also sell for amazing prices, with the 61 note controller selling for just £159.99. I know it’s only January, but one can’t help but think these may be top of most people’s Christmas list this year! We have review product coming soon.
Based around a 25, 49 or 61 note keyboard controller with 16 velocity-sensitive multi-colour launch pads, Launchkey features the Launchkey app (an iPad performance synth) as well as a Launchpad app that provides drag-and-drop loop playback from the pads and real-time effects including stutter and filter effects. It also ships with a suite of software for Mac and PC including Novation’s V-Station and Bass Station soft-synth plugins and Ableton Live Lite. Launchkey’s 16 launch pads will also trigger clips and scenes in Ableton Live.
New Rackmount Version Of The Kemper Profiling Amp - Also Available With Built In Power Amp And Cab Maker IR Loader
Kemper hinted at this earlier in the week but here we now have an official press release courtesy of skatingdog.com:
Kemper Amps/ Ruhr Area, Germany – January 17th, 2013 (ictw) – Today Kemper Amps, the makers of the highly acclaimed and award winning Kemper Profiler announce the new Kemper Profiler Rack.
One year after the arrival of the Kemper Profiler concept to the market, it has found its place on all levels guitar players usually operate: at home, in the rehearsal room, the recording studio and on stage, even arenas. Featuring a user interface nearly identical to the lunchbox version, the Kemper Profiler Rack is just as easy to operate. The layout is highly intuitive and already familiar to users of more traditional amps. The most important parameters, such as gain, tonestack and volume, are directly accessible. There are even dedicated knobs to control the reverb and delay from the front panel.
I have just recieved the above email from Waves with regards to the price change of the WUP being delayed until February.
Could this be in relation to a NAMM Announcement we heard rumours of?
So if your WUP has expired, You thought you had missed the boat and you want some of whatever will be announced at NAMM, this is a good “buy” of some time to see what the news is and consider your options before the February deadline.