Tracktion launches Waveform 10

Tracktion Corporation is proud to launch Waveform 10, their most creative, inspirational and affordable digital audio workstation to date. The latest additions to this rapidly evolving application have been designed specifically for the needs of modern music producers with particular emphasis on inventive, intuitive, inspirational and fun workflows.

Waveform 10’s actions panel has been developed for lightning fast workflow and easy, intuitive navigation of commonly used features. The flexible track grouping and track editor window features make editing new or existing groups quick and easy allowing users smart and swift access to untold sound potential. The UI and UX developments mean track destinations are always clear and accessible.

The latest version of the Waveform 10 comes complete with sixty-two new built in plugins designed with an analogue circuit inspired interface. The opportunities for building complex rack environments with this DAW are in a class of their own. The Midi improvements provides users increased ability to preview chords and compare different synths.

Editing in the new DAW has gone from strength to strength. Range selection allows users to select a series of tracks across sets of discontinuous ones, move, duplicate or delete them. The new vertical cursor improves speed and accuracy and options have been added to the enhanced multi-sampler to aid work flow. Finding inspiration has never been easier.
Waveform 10 is the only digital audio workstation to include genuine Auto-Tune® technology from Antares Technologies. This plus Melodyne and Elastique Pro makes Wavefrom10 the most complete suite of audio pitch manipulation tools ever assembled in a DAW.

The potency of the DAWs performance has been boosted by the huge improvements in host stability management. To combat the possible loss of data due to plugin crash, Waveform 10 features constant save technology and immediate crash recovery. Free online video tutorials and support makes Waveform 10 accessible to all.

There are no restrictions with Waveform 10. It offers unlimited track count, full feature set and the freedom to add in any plugin at a very affordable price. It functions on all major desktop operating systems, features a massive suite of over eighty plugins and provides a vast array of different instruments – something for any music genre.  Imagination is the only limit!
To find out more about Waveform 10 and Tracktion products please visit https://www.tracktion.com/.

About Tracktion Corporation

Tracktion Corporation is a Seattle-based music technology manufacturer with the goal of streamlining and enhancing the creative process for today’s artists and producers. Formed in 2012 by Julian Storer, James Woodburn and Dave Christenson, the company successfully re-launched the Tracktion Music Production Software platform and has branched into audio applications development, on-line retail and hardware audio interface manufacturing. For more information, please visit http://tracktion.com.

Pêle-Mêle Works presents Guitar Interval Finder, an aid to learning and visualising intervals on the fretboard

Instantly recognising interval shapes on the guitar fretboard is often neglected in a guitarist’s training. Yet intervals are at the heart of chords, scales, and just about any piece of music. With “Guitar Interval Finder”, Pêle-Mêle Works releases a handy book to help you visualise, name, and work out unfamiliar intervals on the fly. With all the reference diagrams you need and an extensive quiz, the book gives you an unmatched all-out interval workout.

Guitar Interval Finder is available now. For additional information on the book, go to:

www.pelemeleworks.com

About Pêle-Mêle Works

Pêle-Mêle Works develops and publishes music instructional products for students, teachers, and practising musicians. For more information, visit: www.pelemeleworks.com

The Li’l Pony from BYOC is a miniature clone of what is perhaps the most coveted overdrive pedal on the planet

The Li’l Pony from BYOC is a miniature klone of what is perhaps the most coveted overdrive pedal on the planet.  There’s not much else to say about it other than it sounds exactly like the original and is a fraction of the size.  Get that tone and save some room on your board!

Available now.  Complete base kits start at $59.99.  Pedal pictured here is with painted enclosure, chocolate brown 1900 knobs, and red LED.

Click HERE for more info.

Click below to watch at shoot out demo between the BYOC Li’l Pony and a real Klon Centaur and see if you can tell the difference.

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Catalinbread Effects officially releases Coriolis Effect

Catalinbread@ Effects has officially released the Coriolis™ Effect, a wah, filter, harmonizer, pitch shifter, and sustainer effects pedal. Following the pedal’s announcement at NAMM earlier this year, the Coriolis™ Effect has already been featured on Reverb’s Top 7 NAMM Picks, That Pedal Show, and Premier Guitar’s First Look. The Coriolis Effect is officially available for purchase through retailers and directly at catalinbread.com

The Coriolis™ Effect is a phenomenon in classical mechanics where a trajectory becomes altered due to a rotating frame of reference. The Catalinbread® Coriolis™ Effect has three main parameters to change the equations of motion for your guitar signal. Turning down the Velocity and Acceleration controls drags your playing into the heart of a black hole, redshifting your tone into a lower pitch and filtering out the high frequencies. The Hold button will instantly pull you into the black hole stopping time completely. Plug in and explore where humanity has never shredded before! In short: Think of the Coriolis™ Effect as a sustainer, wah, filter, pitch shifter, and harmonizer rolled into one—the sonic possibilities are endless!

A demo video by Andy Martin (AndyDemos/Reverb’s Tone Report) can be seen here.

Features

  • Position: This parameter controls the dry/wet mix with a full wet on clockwise and full dry on counterclockwise.
  • Acceleration: This parameter is a 2-pole low pass filter.
  • Velocity: This parameter adjusts the pitch of the wet signal.
  • Hold: Pressing this button stops any new sampling and loops the current sample. (Initialize during a chord to sustain the chord for upwards of two minutes. Initialize while playing melody lines for a fast-delay/stutter sound.)
  • Expression pedal Input
  • Internal bypass mode switch (True Bypass/Buffered Bypass)
  • Internal expression pedal polarity switch
  • Internal trimmer pot to adjust gain level
  • Hand-built in Portland,OR
  • 3-year warranty
  • Retail price of $229.99

The Coriolis™ Effect is now available for purchase at catalinbread.com

For more information and video demos: Catalinbread® Effects

Celestion introduces the Neo 250 Copperback impulse responses

Celestion, the premier manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers whose classic guitar tones have made the company famous as the voice of rock and roll, is pleased to introduced the newest member of their celebrated line of Impulse Responses, the Neo 250 Copperback. The Copperback, a unique type of Celestion guitar speaker with an unparalleled blend of transparency, tonal nuance and dynamic response, is now available in digital download form at CelestionPlus.com.

While classic Celestion speakers offer the signature midrange presence, controlled cone break-up and overall musicality that has led the music community to consider them one of the most important elements of great guitar tone, the Neo 250 Copperback is designed with a different sonic goal in mind. The Copperback supplies purity of tone, without the cone break-up one would expect from a more traditional Celestion guitar speaker.

The Copperback speaker impulse response offers a sonic signature that delivers tight lows, neutral low-mids, defined upper-mids and well-controlled high treble. It enables you to shift from shimmering tubular-bell-like cleans to flute-like high gain with simply a tweak of the amplifier’s drive setting.

The Celestion Neo 250 Copperback impulse response is a highly-accurate digital representation of the unique and innovative Copperback guitar speaker. For those players who  want more transparency—revealing the best from an amplifier and playing—as well as less mid-range vocal intensity, the Celestion Neo 250 Copperback speaker impulse response offers gorgeous tone without the additional colouration associated with cone break-up.

Recorded by Celestion’s expert sound engineers using the same meticulous techniques as all the company’s best-selling IRs, the Neo 250 Copperback speaker impulse response was captured with three pro-quality studio microphones – the classic Shure SM57, a Royer R-121 ribbon mic and a Sennheiser MD421. Each of these mics were recorded in six different positions – named within the impulse response files as Balanced, Bright, Fat, Thin, Dark and Dark 2 – as well as a rear mic position for the open back cabs. The addition of a Neumann TLM107 room mic provides the user with a huge number of different mic mixes and range of unique tonal options.

The Celestion Neo 250 Copperback speaker impulse responses are available in five different cabinet configurations:

  • 1×12 (open back)
  • 1×12 (closed back)
  • 2×12 (open back)
  • 2×12 (closed back)
  • 4×12 (closed back)

The Neo Copperback impulse responses are downloaded in .WAV format for compatibility with most DAWs, IR plug-ins and amp modelling software.

The new Neo Copperback 250 Impulse Responses joins the extensive family of genuine Celestion acclaimed guitar and bass speaker Impulse Responses such as the:  A-TypeBN15-300X (Bass IR), Celestion BlueCelestion Cream, Celestion Gold, Classic Lead 80,Heritage G12H 55Hz, Heritage G12M, G12 EVH, G12K-100, G12-35XC G12T-75,  G12-50GL Lynchback,  G12-H150 Redback, G12M Greenback, G12M-65 Creamback, G12M-75 Creamback, G12H Anniversary, G12-65, Neo CreambackPULSE10, PULSE12 andPULSE15, V-TypeVintage 30 and other models.

The Neo Copperback 250 single cabinets can also be included in a Pick & Mix selection.

About Celestion Impulse Responses

Celestion IRs, which capture the essential behavior of the cabinet in the specific space in which it was recorded, including the frequency and phase response of single drivers as well as the interaction of multiple speakers, offer the user significant benefits. In both recording and live production, Celestion IRs enable the desired tone to be precisely and consistently reproduced regardless of the music recording or live sound environment. And IR users can escape the limitations of a single mic and cabinet setup and explore a universe of possibilities to create the perfect tone. Once you find a tone that you love, it can be precisely recreated, in the studio or on the road, time after time. And the IRs allow Celestion customers to audition specific models before purchasing one or more physical speakers.

Celestion IR digital downloads are available in uncompressed, industry standard .WAV format at 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz sample rates at 24 bit depth, in lengths of 200 and 500 milliseconds Once the files are downloaded and unzipped, users simply load the IRs into a convolution plug-in in their DAW or into other processing hardware. These formats will work in all known hardware capable of loading IRs, and for the most popular hardware Celestion have already grouped together the correct formats. Guitar processor manufacturers supported include Atomic Amps, Fractal Audio Systems, Kemper, Line 6, Logidy, Positive Grid, Two Notes, Headrush and Yamaha. The Celestion IR files may be downloaded in the sample rate and length appropriate for the hardware being used or as a complete package of all rates and lengths. Certain third party hardware requires the files to be converted into a proprietary format before use.
Celestion Plus.

About Celestion and Celestion Guitar Speakers

An important element to essential British guitar tone since the birth of Rock & Roll, Celestion Guitar Speakers are famous for their lively and vocal midrange character with plenty of sparkle and chime. With worldwide headquarters in Ipswich, England, Celestion design, develop and manufacture premium guitar and bass loudspeakers, and high-quality professional audio drivers for sound reinforcement. These world-renowned speakers are used onstage and in clubs, theatres and other venues the world over. Contact Celestion at:info@celestion.com and visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/celestion.
www.celestion.com

Yamaha TF Series V4.0 takes TouchFlow Operation™ to new heights

Yamaha TF Series Digital Mixers with intuitive touch-panel operation gain enhanced control and versatility with firmware update version 4.0. The new update will be shown at the NAB Show in Las Vegas at the Yamaha Professional Audio booth #C1725.

Firmware update V4.0 adds a Selected Channel View that provides access to the main parameters for the currently selected input channel in a single display. Combined with the mixer’s Touch & Turn Knob, this new view provides even more intuitive, efficient operation. V4.0 also adds a scene fade time function that offers new flexibility for scene management, particularly in theatrical applications. Support for DZR-D and DXS-XLF-D Series speakers has been expanded with speaker amp mute control directly from the mixer display.

The Yamaha research and development team has cooperated closely with microphone and IEM manufacturers, as well as a large number of sound engineers, to create an ample selection of new QuickPro Presets™ for a variety of microphones, in-ear monitors, and speakers. The new presets not only include numerous new microphone presets, but also add settings for in-ear monitors from Westone Laboratories, a producer of universal and custom fit models that are highly regarded by users of all levels around the world. These powerful presets make it easier for novice engineers to achieve great sound, while reducing the amount of time experienced engineers need to spend on setup.

The TF StageMix iPad app also gets an upgrade and allows control of playback from and recording to a USB storage device connected to the mixer. The TF StageMix update also adds User Defined Button functionality to the iPad for enhanced remote-control versatility.

“Yamaha TF Series V4.0 offers engineers improved compatibility with a growing range of applications and takes operability to a higher level with the new Selected Channel View display and the ever expanding, powerful range of new QuickPro Presets™ that provide easy, efficient operation for users of all levels,” states Nithin Cherian, marketing manager, MI Pro Audio, Yamaha Professional Audio division. “Yamaha Corporation Japan worked closely with Westone Laboratories to develop QuickPro Presets for their in-ear monitors and continues to collaborate directly with influential industry leaders in order to give customers features, performance, and control that ideally suit their work environment.”

“Westone is thrilled and honored to have had the opportunity to work with Yamaha and include the presets for our custom-fit and universal-fit in-ear monitors to the TF Series of mixers,” states Karl Cartwright, Westone Laboratories Product Development. “The complete range of Westone products is represented including our ES Series of custom-fit models, and both the UM Series and the revolutionary AM Series of passive-ambient monitors. The QuickPro presets offered in the Yamaha TF Series allow engineers to quickly and easily set a starting point for their IEM mix.”

For more information on Yamaha TF Series V4.0, visit Yamaha at NAB booth #C1725 or on the web at www.usa.yamaha.com.

About Yamaha
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and NEXO commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, MusicCast wireless multi-room audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.

Fender celebrates Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan with latest artist signature bass collection

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today released the Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass® the latest iteration of Fender’s collaboration with the Guns N’ Roses bassist and New York Times bestselling author. The newest model in Fender’s Artist Signature Series captures the true musical essence of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee McKagan. Best known for his work with Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver McKagan has had an epic music career,  entertaining and inspiring countless fans. Now, with the Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass, he will continue influencing the industry with a bass guitar that epitomizes rock culture and caters to his unique, melodic playing style that’s impacted bass players and music-lovers everywhere.

“The Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass is a nice evolution of the original bass we released with him,” added Justin Norvell, EVP Fender Products. “While we were developing it, we worked closely with Duff and the first guitar tech for Guns N’ Roses – McBob – to give this bass even more versatility than ever. Duff played these basses on the latest Guns N’ Roses world tour and new features like instant Drop- D tuning with the Hipshot® Bass Xtender came in handy during those 30-song sets with 3 to 4 different tunings.”

Based on the Pearl White instrument McKagan used while recording Guns N’ Roses’ debut album, “Appetite for Destruction,” the Duff McKagan Signature model is a distinctive, sleek and full-sounding reissue of his favorite ’80s-era Jazz Bass® Special. The bass combines a Precision Bass body with a Jazz Bass neck, as well as pickups from both instruments. It also adds player-friendly features and stylistic touches that Duff demands in his playing. On the heels of the latest Guns N’ Roses album release, the bass truly reflects Duff’s love for punk, rock ‘n’ roll and an evolution of his original signature model.

“The original bass I bought was the only one I took at the road for the Appetite for Destruction tour,” McKagan said. “We had a backup bass, but we didn’t need it. At some point we went to get another bass, but we couldn’t find a Jazz Special, so we went to Fender. To flash forward, be a Fender artist and have my own signature bass with this company is incredible. Fender is James Jamerson, John Paul Jones and it’s the bass that all the greats played. I’m still kind of in awe, and I don’t take it for granted.”

New features inspired by the legendary bassist’s preferences, include: instant Drop-D tuning, tonal versatility from a TBXTM (Treble/Bass Expander) tone circuit and a sleek black-painted neck with pearloid block inlays and binding. The signature bass also features a Pure Vintage ‘70s bridge and, as a special touch, a neckplate adorned with Duff’s signature skull-and-crossbones artwork.

McKagan also recently announced the upcoming release of his much-anticipated solo album, Tenderness, which was produced by and features Grammy® award-winner Shooter Jennings, as a musical follow-up to 2015’s best-selling book, How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions). McKagan and Jennings began recording in March 2018, working out of Station House studios in Echo Park, Calif., where they wrote and recorded in-between McKagan’s tour with seminal rock band Guns N’ Roses and the release of Jennings’ eponymous album, Shooter. For a full list of upcoming shows click here.

In true tradition, the Fender’s Artist Signature Series honors popular and iconic musicians through product progression and storytelling, creating instruments inspired by the unique specifications of the world’s greatest guitarists and bassists. “It’s an honor to collaborate with such an esteemed and iconic bassist like Duff,  who inspires musicians of all generations and continues to raise the bar through his recorded work and on stage in one of the world’s most iconic bands,” said Matt Watts, VP Artist & Integrated Marketing. “It’s signature artists like him that build on Fender’s tradition of bass excellence.”

Learn more about Duff McKagan’s musical inspiration in a conversation with guitarist and producer, Matt Sweeney in “Duff McKagan Plays His Fender Signature Deluxe Precision® Bass”. For additional information on new Fender products or to find a retail partner near you, visit www.fender.com. Join the conversation on social media by following @Fender.

ABOUT THE DUFF MCKAGAN DELUXE PRECISION BASS – $1,199.99

The Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass is based on the ‘80s Jazz Bass Special he used while recordingAppetite for Destruction. An evolution of his signature model, this bass adds all the features and stylistic touches that Duff loves. The black painted Modern “C”-shaped quartersawn maple neck has a “Deluxe Jazz Bass Special” headstock logo and rosewood fingerboard with pearloid block inlays, along with the number “12” at the twelfth fret. A must-have for live performance, the Hipshot® Bass Xtender allows instant Drop-D tuning with the flick of a lever. Duff’s signature sound comes from pairing a Fender vintage-style Precision Bass split-coil pickup with a Seymour Duncan® STKJ2B Jazz Bass single-coil bridge pickup. This thunderous tone can be shaped precisely by the Fender TBXTM (Treble/Bass Expander) tone circuit. Additional features include a Pure Vintage ‘70s bridge and a Duff skull-and-crossbones neck plate. A deluxe gig bag is also included.

ABOUT FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION:

Since 1946, Fender has revolutionized music and culture as one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch® guitars, Jackson®, EVH® and Charvel®, follows a player-centric approach to crafting the highest quality instruments and musical solutions across genres. FMIC is dedicated to unlocking the power of music through electric and acoustic guitars, amplifiers, pro audio, accessories and digital products that inspire and enable musical expression at every stage, from beginners to history-making legends.

Radial Engineering DiNET DAN-TX2 & DAN-RX2 now shipping

Radial Engineering is pleased to announce that the DiNET DAN-TX2 and DAN-RX2, 2-channel Dante-enabled network interfaces, are now shipping.

The DAN-TX2 transmitter and the DAN-RX2 receiver are designed for use with any Dante or AES67-compliant network, utilizing low-latency audio-over-Ethernet protocol while featuring 24bit/96kHz digital converters for exceptional audio quality. Both devices will appeal to commercial installation and professional touring applications, as they feature locking EtherCON jacks to ensure secure and protected connection to the network, and they can be mounted in standard equipment racks with the optional SA series rack adaptor kit.

Power for the DAN-TX2 and the DAN-RX2 can be supplied using Power over Ethernet (PoE) or a 15V adaptor (included), and both power sources can be used simultaneously for redundancy.

DiNET DAN-TX2

The DAN-TX2 is able to feed any line-level audio signal to a Dante network, using a number of connector types to suit multiple applications and source devices. Two input channels can be accessed via XLR/TRS combo jacks for balanced pro audio equipment, RCA’s for consumer playback devices, and a 3.5mm stereo jack for use with smartphones and tablets. Individual level controls and input pads are provided for each channel, or they can be linked to a single set of controls for easy operation with stereo sources.

DiNET DAN-RX2

The DAN-RX2 is a receiver that can be connected anywhere on the network and provide balanced analog audio outputs over XLR connectors, for reliable distribution to PA systems, powered speakers, or any other destination as needed. A separate headphone output section is also provided, with 3.5mm and 1/4″ TRS outputs to use the DAN-RX2 as a personal monitoring system or for testing purposes.

For more information please visit our website.

www.radialeng.com

Zoom product accouncement: GCE-3 pocket sized unlimited effects

Zoom North America is putting endless guitar effects in your pocket with the new ZOOM GCE-3 Guitar Lab Circuit Emulator.

The ZOOM GCE-3 is a compact USB audio interface that gives musicians easy access to ZOOM Guitar Lab’s endless collection of guitar effects, amps and cabinets. And thanks to its small, portable design, these creative tools can be at your fingertips whenever and wherever inspiration strikes.

“This is your whole rig right here,” said professional guitarist Eli Menezes. “You don’t have to carry big, expensive amps and big pedal boards around.”

The GCE-3 is designed to work with ZOOM’s new and improved Guitar Lab 4.0 software. Guitar Lab’s free management tools let you download new sounds and edit/save custom patches and effects-chains to take on the go.

Whether you’re on the road or in the studio, the GCE-3 gives you everything you need to explore your sound as never before. Any sound. Anywhere.

The new Zoom GCE-3 will be available starting in April 2019 for $99.99.

For more information including specs and videos, please visit www.zoom-na.com/GCE3 or contact Zoom North America at info@zoom-na.com.

Photo: Guitar player Eli Menezes with ZOOM’s compact and portable GCE-3 Guitar Lab Circuit Emulator.

Today Toontrack releases the final title for March – Seventies Prog Grooves MIDI – A journey back in time signatures

You may remember, but even if you don’t, the prog rock scene that rose during of the 1960s and continued well into the late ’70s, bands like Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Kansas, Rush, Pink Floyd, Yes, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Genesis and Styx were in the vanguard of a musical shift in rock.  Suddenly, uncommon time signatures, long solos, technical passages, dragged-out instrumental parts and lyrical themes out of this world not only became common but largely accepted even on a commercial scale. Even to this day, the timeless chops of Neil Peart, Phil Collins, Bill Bruford, Alan White and many others continue to inspire and set the bar.

Looking for your next challenge…..

Seventies Prog Groves literally covers the entire gamut from 3/4 all the way up to 11/8, this MIDI pack offers an enormously broad foundation of grooves for anyone looking to spice up their song writing with some basic, tight and classy drumming. May be that it’s delivered in a somewhat challenging format time signature-wise, but change is often what brings out the best of new ideas. Up for it? Start writing!

Feature Spotlight

  • Drums grooves and fills inspired by the vivid 1970s prog rock scene
  • Featuring unusual time signatures, but performed to keep a basic and easy-to-understand feel throughout.
  • 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 5/8, 6/8, 7/4, 7/8, 9/8, 11/8 in straight and/or swing
  • Bands used for inspiration and reference: Kansas, Rush, Pink Floyd, Yes, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Genesis and Styx (to name a few)

Journey back in time signatures – basic rock grooves in close to any time signature imaginable!

For full product details visit: https://www.timespace.com/products/toontrack-seventies-prog-grooves-midi 

A little bit about Toontrack …..

Toontrack Music is a leading developer of music making software for songwriters and musicians as well as home to the world’s most successful drum samplers EZdrummer and Superior Drummer. Other product lines include the widely acclaimed multi-mixing tool EZmix 2 as well as the revolutionary piano software instrument EZkeys.