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Lightning Boy Audio introduces the Rectified Leveler

Lightning Boy Audio introduces the Rectified Leveler

Lightning Boy Audio (LBA) recently announced their return to building quality studio gear with the impending release of their new vacuum tube optical compressor named, the “Rectified Leveler”.

The Rectified Leveler is based on the electro-optical technology of the revered LA2A optical compressor. Through the use of paper in oil capacitors, low noise resistors, NOS tubes, and the addition of a selectable vacuum tube or solid state rectifier stage, this compressor takes this fabled technology to a whole new level of high fidelity and tonal flexibility.


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Win a TC Electronic G-Major 2 signed by Kirk Hammett

Win a TC Electronic G-Major 2 signed by Kirk Hammett

The guys from TC Electronic have a G-Major 2 signed by Kirk Hammett to give and if everybody can win this by signing up to their newsletter on the “competition page” on the official site: www.tcelectronic.com/metallica/ .

Both Kirk and James have made G-Major 2 a cornerstone of their live rigs and all the iconic clean tones, chunky rhythms and face melting leads you know and love. The competition ends March 22nd.


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ESI has released Maya44 USB+, a powerful, yet affordable USB audio interface

ESI has released Maya44 USB+, a powerful, yet affordable USB audio interface

ESI has announced the immediate availability of Maya44 USB+, a powerful, yet affordable, USB audio interface, a very good solution for home recording and also for mobile live and recording applications. Besides standard recording and playback functionality, ESI Maya44 USB+ Audio Interface provides what’s needed for professional music production. In its compact case ESI Maya44 USB+ provides 4 analog input and 4 analog output channels with RCA connectors and a combined optical S/PDIF digital output / stereo headphone output.

With support for ASIO 2.0, CoreAudio and MME / WDM, Maya44 USB+ is compatible to all major music and DJ applications like Cubase, Logic, Sonar, Reason, Reaktor, MixVibes, Traktor DJ Studio, BPM Studio and much more.


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Moog announces release of first Analog Delay designed exclusively for the 500 Series Pro Audio Format

Moog announces release of first Analog Delay designed exclusively for the 500 Series Pro Audio Format

Voted Pro Sound Network Best in Show at AES 2012, the Moog Analog Delay is the first delay designed exclusively for the 500 series format. The Analog Delay is a 100% analog signal path module that features 800ms of delay time, front panel MIDI control, and an assignable Tap Tempo/CV jack on its front panel. Included with each unit is a free VST/AU/RTAS editor for easy implementation into any recording, live, and performance situation.

The Analog Delay has been designed with tone, connectivity, and flexibility at the forefront. Moog’s engineering team worked tirelessly to deliver a delay with an incredibly clean front end that could easily be pushed into a warm, natural overdrive for saturated delay trails or distorted delay effects.


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Native Instruments introduces Traktor Kontrol Z2

Native Instruments introduces Traktor Kontrol Z2

Native Instruments has announced the availability from November 1st of Traktor Kontrol Z2, the first 2+2 control mixer designed for Traktor. Z2 is great as a control hub and also as a stand alone mixer.


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Universal Audio introduces new UAD-2 Hardware and announces new UAD Powered Plug-In Software Bundles

Universal Audio introduces new UAD-2 Hardware and announces new UAD Powered Plug-In Software Bundles

Universal Audio (UA) has announced a complete re-modelation of their popular UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform. The new UAD-2 Octo DSP Accelerator Card is featuring eight SHARC processors. And also, the UAD-2 Series offers new Custom and Ultimate Software Bundles and more affordable pricing for all UAD-2 SOLO, DUO, and QUAD DSP Accelerator Models.


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Roland announces Mobile AC Acoustic Chorus Amp, the ultra compact and battery powered amplifier for acoustic guitar

Roland announces Mobile AC Acoustic Chorus Amp, the ultra compact and battery powered amplifier for acoustic guitar

Roland has announced the immediate availability of Roland Mobile AC Acoustic Guitar Amplifier, affordable, ultra compact and battery powered. Roland Mobile AC Acoustic Guitar Amplifier is ideal for both playing and singing, including beginning guitar students, open-mic and street performers, and anyone that desires a convenient, go-anywhere amp to use with their acoustic-electric guitar.


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Roland has launched The INTEGRA-7 SuperNatural Sound Module

Roland has launched The INTEGRA-7 SuperNatural Sound Module

Roland has launched INTEGRA-7 SuperNATURAL Sound Module, a rack unit loaded with over 6000 sounds, SuperNATURAL sounds, PCM sounds, and all 12 SRX expansion boards. Roland INTEGRA-7 rack module also comprises a “greatest hits” collection of sounds from Roland’s flagship keyboards and modules, and is loaded with SuperNATURAL drum kit sounds derived from V-Drums. In addition, the Roland INTEGRA-7 introduces a new technology called Motional Surround, a 17-part ambience engine (16 internal parts plus one external part) that lets users graphically control the distance and position of each part within a 360-degree sound field.

Housed in a stylish and rugged metal chassis, the Roland INTEGRA-7 is beautifully designed and built to withstand decades of use, whether in a studio or a touring road rack. The internal components are premium grade, including high-quality, low-noise D/A converters. Roland INTEGRA-7 comes with multiple dedicated effects engines, so users don’t have to worry about CPU load. Each of the 16 parts can have their own multi-effects and EQ, rather than sharing the same effects for all parts.


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Steinberg announces a new Cubase 6.5 Upgrade Offer

Steinberg announces a new Cubase 6.5 Upgrade Offer

Steinberg has announced a new upgrade offer for Cubase Artist customers.The users of Cubase Artist 6 and Cubase Artist 6.5 have the chance to upgrade to Cubase 6.5 at a very special price, saving up to 100 euro. The details of this offer are available on the official site.


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Avid introduces Venue pack 4 – Plug-in Suite and Real Time Analyzer for Venue Digital Consoles

Avid introduces Venue pack 4 – Plug-in Suite and Real Time Analyzer for Venue Digital Consoles

Avid has announced the immediate availability of Venue Pack 4, the new suite of professional plug-in and utilities that will come bundled with all Venue Digital Console Systems. From re-thinking of popular vintage hardware to the latest studio processing effects, Avid Venue Pack 4 includes 30 powerful plug-ins from Avid and third-party partners including Flux::, Focusrite, Joemeek, Line 6, and others.

Avid Venue Pack 4 Plug-ins Collection run natively on all Venue Digital Console Systems. No external plug-in runner or separate laptop required. They offer high-quality sound, reliable performance, exceptionally low latency, automatic delay compensation support, and can be controlled right from the console surface.