Arturia has announced the availability of its KeyLab range of professional-grade MIDI keyboard controllers complete with all-new accompanying Analog Lab synthesizer software as of November 15.
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Nektar has announced Panorama integration with Steinberg’s acclaimed DAW Cubase. Panorama is designed with DAW navigation and workflow in mind, making it easy to control Cubase while performing or recording without having to reach for the computer mouse or the QWERTY keyboard. Each control, transport or navigation button is automatically mapped to Cubase with a logical layout that’s completely transparent thanks to Panorama’s high resolution TFT display.
When changing tracks using the Track -/+ buttons, the track name and the type of track is called out on the TFT display. The Panorama P4/P6 motorized fader automatically adjusts its position according to the volume of the current track selection.
Waves Audio introduces Element, its first-ever synthesizer. Powered by Virtual Voltage™ technology, Waves Audio Element Synthesizer is an analog-style polyphonic instrument engineered to deliver the fat, gritty sound of the classics, with all the precision, flexibility and control of contemporary digital synths. Waves Audio Element Synthesizer includes a vast array of convenient features and functions, including integrated effects, a 16-step arpeggiator/sequencer, MIDI Learn for all controls and a massive preset library, with total tweakability. Plus, all parameters are laid out right in front of the user, so when inspiration strikes, there’s no need to scroll through page after page to customize sounds. Searing leads, booming basses, ethereal pads, electro-percussion, sequential motions, mind-blowing FX and lots more: Element does it all.
Korg has announced Krome, the new member of their workstations family. The press release says that Korg Krome redefines the expectations for an instruments in its class. Korg Krome “is the new standard for sonic excellence in a gigging musician’s keyboard, providing a limitless palette of sound to bring vivid inspiration your music”. Korg Krome comes in 61, 73 and 88-key models.
TC Electronic has announced that their Spark Booster Guitar Pedal, the ultimate salute to TC Electronic’s legendary Booster + Line Driver & Distortion is now available.
Roland has announced the immediate availability of GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster. One of the V-Guitar series, this professional-level electric guitar combines an authentic Stratocaster guitar and a special Roland divided pickup with a 13-pin output, enabling it to be used with both standard guitar equipment and revolutionary Roland V-Guitar category products like the GR-55 and VG-99.
Universally recognized as leading pioneers in the music products industry, Roland and Fender have enjoyed a productive partnership for a number of years. Bringing their unique strengths together to enhance and expand the potential of the world’s most popular instrument, they’ve jointly developed a number of electronic guitar products, such as VG Stratocaster guitar, and Legend series compact pedals.
BOSS GT-100 Amp Effects Processor, the latest addition to the popular GT-series lineup of floor-based multi-effects units for guitarists, is now available. Driven by a powerful new BOSS DSP engine, BOSS GT-100 Amp Effects Processor is the most advanced GT ever, loaded with newly developed, ultra-responsive COSM® amps, updated effects with enhanced real-time control options, dual displays for easy sound programming, and more.
BOSS has completely remodeled all of the COSM amps in the GT-100, distilling decades of sound research to create the best-sounding guitar processor the company has produced to date. Reaching far beyond conventional vintage amp modeling, the GT-100 includes a host of all-new amps that deliver amazingly transparent clean tones to ultra-high gain modern sounds and everything in between.
Roland and Fender has announced the immediate availability of G-5. Combining Roland’s COSM modeling with Fender’s classic Stratocaster guitar, the G-5 VG Stratocaster gives players instant alternate tunings, a wide selection of electric, acoustic and 12-string guitar models, and more – all easily accessible with standard controls on the front of the instrument.
In 2007, the two legendary companies joined forces to create the VG Stratocaster guitar, the first instrument to blend Roland’s digital technologies with Fender’s iconic solid-body guitar. The G-5 represents the next generation in this important partnership, which aims to enhance and expand the potential of the guitar through the seamless integration of familiar, world-class instrument design and latest digital processing.
Roland has announced Jupiter-50 Synthesizer, the second release in its contemporary generation of Jupiter family keyboards. Four separate sound engines can be stacked together to create classic fat synth tones and massive voices. The lightweight, streamlined design also makes it an essential keyboard for players everywhere.
Inside, Roland Jupiter-50 comes with a sound engine that is the sonic equal of its big brother, containing all of the SuperNatural synthesizer and acoustic tones found in the Jupiter-80. Users can even import Jupiter-80 sound data into the Jupiter-50 or utilize powerful onboard multi-effects and reverb for studio-quality sound processing.
Nektar announces Panorama P4, the dedicated Controller Keyboard for Propellerhead Reason through a contest
Nektar, the California based new brand for Advanced Control Enhanced Workflow Controllers annouce Panorama P4, the first dedicated Controller Keyboard for Propellerhead Reason. This couples with a great prize competition. Musicians can win the very first Panorama P4 rolling off the production line, by submitting their competition entry at www.nektartech.com.
Nektar Panorama P4 is Nektar’s vision of how a great controller keyboard should work. As there are many controllers on the market already, it is still a challenge to find one that offers the feel and flow of operating the software, as if it’s hardware. Nektar Panorama P4 uses a communication protocol that has been custom designed for Reason 6, putting control – every control – at the musician’s fingertips. Panorama, in addition, of course also features traditional MIDI controller capabilities, including a MIDI output, so its possible to switch between the virtual and a hardware instrument rack in real-time. Panorama P4 really provides access to all areas.