IK Multimedia offers free T-RackS metering suite to iLoud MTM and iLoud Micro Monitor users

IK Multimedia is offering its acclaimed T-RackS Metering Suite at no charge to registered users of iLoud Micro Monitors and iLoud MTM monitors. The suite is part of IK’s industry standard T-RackS mixing and mastering software workstation, and offers a full range of metering tools that will enhance any type of recording, mixing or mastering work. Combined with the award-winning accuracy and precision of the iLoud range of studio monitors, users can now work even more quickly and easily to create professional tracks in any environment.

The Metering Suite provides complete visual feedback about audio creations to help users achieve professional results. The precision LUFS meter offers information about the loudness of an audio piece based on its final delivery method, from digital music, to broadcast, and everything in between. Peak, RMS and Dynamic Range meters offer feedback about the dynamic response of mixes. A timesaving Spectrogram detects frequency imbalances and phase issues before masters are finalized. VU/PPM meters provide a classic “needle style” visual, while similarly styled Mid-Sidemeters enable comparisons between mono and stereo content.

Offering several flexible user options, the suite is available as a resizable plug-in for all popular DAWs, or inside the T-RackS shell when being used for stand-alone mastering work.

About iLoud MTM
iLoud MTM is a compact reference monitor that delivers pristine sound and unprecedented accuracy for the professional and home studio. Users can take advantage of its unsurpassed clarity, 100W RMS power and class-defying 40 Hz to 24 kHz frequency response. It also features an ultra-flat frequency response, but more importantly, a truly linear phase response for true-to-life sound. In addition, a symmetrical MTM design (two 3.5″ high-performance woofers and 1″ high definition tweeter) provides precise, point-source sound to minimize ear fatigue. Its self-calibration is derived from IK’s ARC™ System, with an included reference microphone, and its tilting isolation mount adjusts from 0° to 20° for correct positioning in a wide range of setups.

About iLoud Micro Monitor
Available in a choice of black or white, these ultra-compact, high quality reference studio monitors offer the smallest active studio reference monitoring system in the world. iLoud Micro Monitor provides ultra-accurate, transparent, true linear frequency response with no coloration in every listening environment, especially home and project studios. iLoud Micro Monitor is comprised of two extremely portable, high-performance bi-amped speakers that deliver a combined 50W RMS of power for solid bass, plenty of headroom and a defined stereo image for recording, editing, mixing or mastering audio, editing video, sound designing or gaming.

How to obtain
A serial code for the T-RackS Metering Suite will automatically be added to each registered user’s User Area on the IK website, and new users will receive an e-mail with instructions upon registering their iLoud Micro Monitor or iLoud MTM. Existing users who have already registered one of these products can visit their User Area now to view their serial and download the installer.

To learn more about the T-RackS Metering Suite, visit: www.ikmultimedia.com/products/tr5metering

For more information about iLoud MTM, please visit: www.ikmultimedia.com/iloudmtm

For more about iLoud Micro Monitors, please visit: www.ikmultimedia.com/iloudmm

About IK Multimedia: IK Multimedia is a leading music technology company that harnesses advanced software and hardware design to make professional quality tools accessible to everyone – from its ground-breaking AmpliTube, T-RackS and SampleTank software, to its acclaimed iRig series of music creation tools for iPhone, iPad, Android and Mac/PC; from the award-winning iLoud reference monitors, to its first analog hardware synth UNO Synth. With millions of installations and registered users worldwide, IK leads the way for musicians in the studio, on the go or on the stage.

iRig, AmpliTube, T-RackS, SampleTank, iLoud and UNO Synth are trademarks or registered trademarks of IK Multimedia. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

IsoAcoustics introduces Stage 1 Board – A portable isolation platform

Today, IsoAcoustics adds a new product to its range of professional sound isolators: the STAGE 1 BOARD. Designed to be combined with IsoAcoustics’ popular STAGE 1isolators (available separately), the STAGE 1 BOARD provides an easily portable isolation platform for guitar/bass combo amps, keyboard amps, stage monitors and subwoofers.

With four STAGE 1 isolators attached, each STAGE 1 BOARD can accommodate a speaker up to 200lbs (90kg) in weight, giving musicians a base that is both stable and fully decoupled from the performance stage. By eliminating the vibrational variables of the performance environment, the STAGE 1 BOARD helps musicians achieve consistency in their sound night after night, with added clarity and bass punch in their performance.

The STAGE 1 isolators (sold in boxes of four) boast a patented isolation design to both reduce resonance through support surfaces and internal reflections from returning back up the speaker cabinet. While they can be fixed directly to speaker, subwoofer or amp cabinets, attaching them instead to the STAGE 1 BOARD allows for a more flexible setup that will particularly suit professional touring musicians.

The IsoAcousticsSTAGE 1 BOARD will be available in the UK and US in July 2019, priced at £39.99/$39.99. STAGE 1 isolators are available now, priced at £129.99/$129.99 for a pack of four.

For more information visit www.isoacoustics.com

RØDE Microphones releases RS-1 recharge station for TX-M2 wireless mic & LB-1 battery

Part of the RØDELink Performer Kit, the TX-M2 is the perfect wireless mic for performers, weddings, schools, conferences, houses of worship, and more. Featuring a sturdy twin-dock design, the RS-1 provides rapid charging of the TX-M2’s internal LB-1 battery without the need for unsightly cables or removing the battery.

For those who regularly use the LB-1 with another RØDE mic, such as the VideoMic Pro+, the RS-1 is a convenient charging solution. It can charge two TX-M2s and or LB-1 batteries simultaneously, or a combination of the two. Once fully charged, the LB-1 supplies 10 hours of uninterrupted power for the TX-M2 and 100 hours of continuous charge to the VideoMic Pro+.

Measuring 162mm x 332mm x 75mm, the RS-1 is sleek and compact – unobtrusive on a desktop or easily stored away until needed. The RS-1 is designed in Australia and is backed by RØDE’s 2-year warranty

RØDE RS-1 RECHARGE STATION KEY FEATURES:

  • Locking power connector
  • Recharge time from flat: LB-1 (2 hours); TX-M2 (4 hours)
  • Recharges two devices at once
  • Stable platform – won’t slip!

The RS-1 is a standalone unit and is sold separately to the TX-M2, RØDELink Performer Kit, and LB-1. It is available worldwide now for USD $99. Check it out here.

Spitfire Audio launches BBC Symphony Orchestra

having teased with the telltale This is London calling… video, intriguing in advance of its biggest release to date, the wait is finally over for all as Spitfire Audio is proud to announce (upcoming) availability of BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA — launched during a captivating keynote at London’s legendary Barbican Centre as a world-class orchestra within the sound-specialising British music technology company’s award- winning standalone plug-in, providing a solid foundation for any composer’s toolkit and workflow within a single sample library like no other; the expansive result of an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind venture created in partnership with BBC Studios, the British television production and distribution company that is the commercial arm of the oldest entertainment organisation in the world, and in collaboration with the world-renowned BBC Symphony Orchestra to which it obviously owes its notable name — as of August 28…

BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA is a universal starting point for orchestral sample libraries, letting everyone talk the same language. It is so much more than a product release; rather it is the start of a movement. After all, the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is a worldwide, trusted institution of huge cultural significance, and, much like Spitfire Audio, its core values are rooted in both accessible learning and innovation. Indeed, as a world-class, cohesive concert orchestra known for its standard in playing and commitment to innovative education work, the BBC Symphony Orchestra has been at the heart of British musical culture since its creation, coming up to its 90th year. Yet the BBC has happily put its name — and its principal broadcast orchestra — behind BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Is it little wonder, then, that this represents Spitfire Audio’s most expansive and ambitious project to date? Duly it is worthy of being launched with such collective company pride during a captivating keynote at London’s legendary Barbican Centre, a world-class arts and learning facility famed for pushing the boundaries of all major art forms, including dance, film, music, theatre, and visual arts — This is London calling… indeed!

Innovatively recorded to trusted superlative standards by Spitfire Audio at London’s legendary Maida Vale Studios — a complex of seven BBC Sound studios sited in one of the BBC’s earliest premises, pre-dating Broadcasting House, and the centre of the BBC News operation during World War II, before being used to record thousands of classical music, popular music, and drama sessions for BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, and BBC Radio 6 Music from 1946 to the present — and performed by an orchestra renowned for its remarkably homogenous performances, honed from playing some of the best and most challenging works together for years and selling out concert halls the world over, the comparatively youthful sound-specialising British music technology company has pulled out all the stops with BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, creating a future-proof classic comprising the finest strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion.

Put it this way: with BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Spitfire Audio has succeeded in creating a comprehensive, professional product made up of 99 players, 55 different instruments, 418 techniques (180 String, 110 Woodwind, 84 Brass, 44 Percussion), 33 legatos, and a staggering 20 signals — two mixes, five spill signals, 11 mic positions, and two atmos (front/rear) — for ultimate creative control. It is the definitive symphony orchestra made accessible to all through the cutting-edge technology of Spitfire Audio’s award-winning standalone plug-in, providing a solid foundation for any composer’s toolkit and workflow within a single sample library like no other. As a collaborative platform that is perfectly positioned to take orchestral music into the future, sampling has truly arrived and the possibilities are endless. This is just the beginning.

BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA can currently be preordered as an AAX-, AU-, and VST-compatible plug-in that loads directly into a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) for a time-limited introductory promo price of £679.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$749.00 USD/€749.00 EUR (inc. VAT) until November 14, 2019 — rising thereafter to an RRP of £899.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$899.00 USD/€899.00 EUR (inc. VAT) — from here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/bbc-symphony-orchestra/

Spitfire Audio recommends that customers purchase BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA on its SSD (Solid State Drive), which will come with custom packaging specifically for the product with an RRP of £199.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$199.00 USD/€199.00 EUR (inc. VAT); please note that the last day this can be ordered to be delivered by the release date is October 14, 2019.

Watch the BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA launch live stream here: https://youtu.be/q9Nud1INFFM

About Spitfire Audio (www.spitfireaudio.com)
Spitfire Audio is a British music technology company that specialises in sounds — sample libraries, virtual instruments, and other useful software devices. It

collaborates with the best composers, artists, and engineers in the world to build musical tools that sound great and are exciting to use.

© 2019 Spitfire Audio Holdings Limited

Nord introduces The Mike Bereal Signature sound bank

From Clavia:

We are proud to present the Michael Bereal Signature Sound Bank for Nord Stage 3 – 25 unique patches created by legendary gospel keyboardist/producer Michael Bereal!

The sound bank is based on the Nord Stage 3 factory sounds and includes Michael’s custom Acoustic and Electric Pianos, Layers, Synth Leads, Synth Brass, Strings and much more. A unique patch collection from one of the finest musicians in gospel music!

“If you want to have fun and if you want to create a vibe like no other check out my signature sound bank for the Nord Stage 3!”

DOWNLOAD

The Michael Bereal Signature Sound Bank is compatible with Nord Stage 3 and available for free download at nordkeyboards.com.

ABOUT MICHAEL BEREAL

Multi-talented Gospel veteran Michael Bereal is based out of Los Angeles, CA and is one of the most influential musicians/producers in contemporary Gospel music. Michael has worked with artists such as Snoop Dogg, Faith Evans, Charlie Wilson, Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Mary Mary, The Soul Seekers, Dave Hollister, Donnie McClurkin, Kim Burrell, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Beverly Crawford, Tank, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Bishop Charles E. Blake, Bishop Clarence McClendon, Ernest Pugh, Kurt Carr, Juanita Bynum and Norman Hutchins. Read more

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About Clavia DMI AB:
Clavia Digital Musical Instruments AB manufactures industry-leading digital synthesizers and keyboards sold under the brand name Nord. All technology R&D and manufacturing takes place in Sweden and all Nord products are assembled by hand in Stockholm. Clavia DMI AB has 39 employees and a turnover of 25M USD whereof 95 % is export sales to local distributors. The company’s main markets are USA and Europe but Asia and Latin America also adds exciting and interesting new markets for our premium quality keyboard instruments.

Gibson announces worldwide release of new, limited-edition Chris Cornell ES-335 tribute

Gibson–the all American-made instrument brand—announced today the worldwide launch of the new, limited-edition Chris Cornell Tribute ES-335 guitar. The Chris Cornell ES 335 Tribute honors the rock legend who has left a modern legacy and contribution to music history that transcends genres. A pre-sale will officially begin on August 27; on September 3, all Gibson Chris Cornell ES-335 guitars will be sold worldwide through Authorized Gibson dealers, visit www.gibson.com for further details.

Photos: https://static.gibson.com/gibson-web/press/cc-es335-tribute-odg.zip

Gibson first partnered with Cornell to work on his original ES-335 signature guitar and it became immediately clear to the luthiers that Chris had an inventive and unique passion for guitar design. Features like the aged Lollartron humbucking pickups, clear “no number” Top Hat knobs, Olive Drab Satin finish and Mother-of-Pearl Chris Cornell ‘signature’ peghead inlay make this guitar one of Gibson’s most distinct and rarified artist offerings to date.

“Chris Cornell was not only one of the most iconic singer songwriters of all time, he was a modern innovator who left a legacy that transcends music genres and generations,” says Cesar Gueikian, Chief Merchant Officer, Gibson. “Chris fell in love with this guitar and it became a part of his creative expression. It’s our honor to release this tribute ES-335 in his memory. Chris was a special artist and we hope that this guitar will inspire fans to find their sound, and inspiration, just like Chris did, for many years to come.”

The Gibson Chris Cornell ES-335  guitar was officially unveiled earlier this year at the star-studded “I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell” concert honoringCornell’s legacy and supporting the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation and The Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds and awareness for this painful and debilitating genetic disorder. In partnership with the foundation and charitable causes important to Chris and his family, Gibson made a donation, in addition to offering a selection of the limited-edition Chris Cornell ES-335signature guitars to the foundation to raise added funds.

For more information on Chris Cornell:

CHRISCORNELL.COM  | FACEBOOK | TWITTER  | YOUTUBE | INSTAGRAM

For more information on Gibson:

GIBSON.COM | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

About The Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation:

The Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation was established in 1991 by Gary & Lynn Fechser Anderson at the request of Dr. Eugene Bauer, then Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at The Stanford University School of Medicine. His research team was making exciting progress of their study of Epidermolysis Bullosa, yet needed additional funding to realize their goals. https://ebmrf.org/

About The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation:

The Chris & Vicky Cornell Foundation formed in late 2012 with a mission to protect vulnerable children around the world. The foundation supports organizations that provide shelter and resources for homeless, abused and at-risk-youth, children living in refugee camps and victims of human trafficking. http://chrisandvickycornellfoundation.org.

About Gibson:

Gibson Brands, the world’s most iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for more than 100 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Nashville, TN, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies. The Gibson Brandsportfolio includes Gibson, the number one guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, Kramer, Steinberger and Gibson Pro Audio division brands Cerwin Vega, KRK Systems and Stanton. Gibson Brands is dedicated to quality, innovation and sound excellence so that music lovers for generations to come will continue to experience music shaped by Gibson Brands. Learn more at http://www.gibson.com and follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Your chance to experience the studio where everyone from Adele to Oasis has recorded, as Miloco Gear announces a new Pro Audio Showcase Day!

An all-new Miloco Gear Pro Audio Showcase Day has been announced for this November. The iconic London studio will host gear launches and shoot-outs, plus a Mix Masterclass from M.I.A and Charlie XCX mixer and producer, Neil Comber. Early-bird, half-price tickets are available now!

Date: 7th November 2019, 5pm to 10pm.
Admission: £20 or get an early-bird price of £10 before the 30th September. This covers food and drink with every attendee also getting a Digital Goodie Bag.

Ever wanted to experience the studios where Adele, Oasis and The Prodigy have recorded? This November, Miloco will open up its incredible The Pool, Red Room and Bridge studios for another amazing Pro Audio Showcase Day. These must-visit annual music production events have become a fantastic opportunity to hear the latest audio gear in an amazing studio space, and are a great chance to network within the music production community. You’ll also be able to witness gear head-to-heads and soak up knowledge from working producers and engineers, plus there will be chances to win big prizes from some of the gear companies on the night.

Miloco Gear’s Pro Audio Showcases have fast become the annual even to to attend if you are in any way involved in music production. It’s your chance to see how a top-flight suite of recording studios operates, and to try out the latest gear in the environment for which it was designed. The Miloco Studio complex includes the incredible The Pool, Bridge and Red Room studios, widely regarded as some of the best recording spaces in the world. There will be new product launches, competitions, plus Miloco’s famous gear shoot outs which will include classic versus new vocal mics (with models from AKG and Neumann taking on the pretenders from Telefunken, Burg, Peluso, Gefell, Chandler and Warm Audio); classic guitar amps and pedals versus emulations (from Universal Audio, Native Instruments and Two Notes); plus a sub £1,000 monitor shootout!

World and European product announcements will be made from companies attending on the night, including Adam Audio, Audient, Burg Microphones, Chandler Limited, Genelec, Flea Microphones, Klang, Microtech Gefell, Peluso Microphone Lab, Roger Mayer, Telefunken, Unity Audio, Warm Audio and many more. There will also be a very special Mixing Masterclass from mixer and producer Neil Comber (M.I.A, Charlie XCX, Rejjie Snow, Django Django and Aurora). Finally, there will also be prize draws to win goodies from some of the attending exhibitors (TBA).

The entrance ticket price of £20 – early bird price of £10 to 30th of September – covers food and drinks, and attendees will get a Digital Goodie Bag which will contain several pro audio freebies.

Reserve your tickets to this essential studio open day now! Please visit:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/miloco-gear-showcase-tickets-70277946229
(Open to over 18s only.)

About Miloco

Miloco began as a single London studio in 1984 but now heads up a directory of more than 200 incredible recording studios across the world. It has become a true 360-degree company offering many other services, all aligned to its core studio business. These are Miloco Studios which includes recording studios, mastering studios, long-term lets and engineers; Miloco Builds which comprises studio builds, design and installs; and Miloco Gear which incorporates brand new and vintage audio gear sales, brokerage and financing.

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https://milocostudios.com

Arturia announces three delays you will actually use

The latest in the line of their acclaimed “Effects You’ll Actually Use” series, the 3 delays modeled in this bundle cover the most popular, and best sounding varieties of the effect: vintage tape delay, analog “bucket brigade” echo, and a cutting edge digital design.

As with their other award-winning software effects, 3 Delays You’ll Actually Use has its promise set out in its name. Musicians and producers will be able to stop auditioning dozens of different effects, trying to find the right sound, and enjoy legendary tone and awesome features in one simple bundle. Covering all bases, Arturia have modelled 2 famous delay effects, and developed their own next-gen modern delay. Saturated tape tones, lo-fi BBD feedback, and synth-style modulating digital delay. It’s all here.

Using their exclusive TAE and Phi modelling technologies – the same know-how behind their multi-award winning V Collection series of synths and keyboards – Arturia have revamped these 2 legendaries effects, and created an exciting, 21st century delay.

3 Delays You’ll Actually Use

Made to inspire, we have recreated 2 of the most famous hardware analog delays ever made, and developed our own powerful, versatile digital to give you the best echo processing available:

Delay TAPE-201

Modeled on the famous 70s “space” delay loved by guitarists and studios for half a century. This iconic delay has been reborn in your DAW, with perfect tape emulation and saturation, and powerful new features.

Delay MEMORY-BRIGADE

The legendary “memory” BBD guitar pedal has been reimagined as a plug-in for your DAW. Lo-fi, filtered, dark tone with a huge scope for feedback. This delay will give you “the edge”!

Delay ETERNITY

A cutting-edge modern delay packed with modulation possibilities, LFOs, twin delay lines, and signal-smashing effects within the feedback loop. A totally original Arturia plug-in.

Each delay plug-in also features a beautifully rendered, comes with awesome presets, letting you quickly audition unique and interesting sounds.

Price & Intro Offer

All of these effects are free to try, and are on a special launch promotion.

3 Delays You’ll Actually Use will retail for $199 / 199€.

EXCLUSIVE INTRO OFFER until September 9th:

  • $99 / 99€ for new customers
  • even less for existing Arturia customers: if you already own Arturia software or hardware, log in to the Arturia website to see your exclusive deal.

ABOUT ARTURIA

Founded in Grenoble, France, in 1999, Arturia specialises in the development of music software and hardware for professional and amateur musicians. They are a team of passionate people, dedicated to musicians. Their aim is to create original and different instruments, imagine new experiences, and reinvent products. Operating in 55 countries, they have offices in France, the USA, Mexico, and the UK.

Propellerhead becomes Reason Studios and unveils Reason 11 as a plugin

Today Propellerhead Software becomes Reason Studios and announces a major update to its flagship music-making software, Reason. Enabling music makers of all major digital audio workstations to plug the Reason Rack into their sessions, Reason 11 includes the Reason Rack Plugin, on top of a number of updates to its standalone music making software.

“The rack of devices has always been the core of Reason. Now with Reason 11, anyone can easily add the Reason Rack Plugin to their favorite DAW,” said Mattias Häggström Gerdt, Propellerhead Product Manager. “With the addition of 6 new devices, the Reason Rack is bigger than ever, so that you can make music the way you want. We’ve, of course, improved Reason as a DAW too, adding some of the most requested workflow features like improved sequencing and editing.”

Bring your favorite Reason devices into any DAW with the Reason Rack Plugin (VST/AU*). Or, sequence faster than ever with razor-sharp focus. Edit, draw, crossfade, curve and zoom – building your tracks in no time. Craft and polish your sound with new innovative modulation effects and a trio of devices pulled from Reason’s million-dollar mixing console.

“We’re changing our name to Reason Studios to clearly express our dedication in delivering the best experience for all music makers, regardless of where they are in their creative journeys,” said Timothy Self, Chief Product Officer. “The world really knows us for Reason. Reason Studios encapsulates our mission of building a platform for all music creators. Reason 11, with its seamless integration into other music production software, truly exemplifies how we want to open up to the world.”

Over the coming weeks, Propellerhead will change to Reason Studios wherever Propellerhead shows up, including its website and social media sites. Visit Reason Studio’s blog for further details.

View the Reason 11 announcement video here.

For details see: https://www.propellerheads.com/reason/new.

New Reason 11 devices include:

  • Quartet Chorus Ensemble: Spice up your sound with four flavors of chorus and ensemble effects. From classic vintage chorus to the unique sound of granular ensemble.
  • Sweeper Modulation Effect: Add more color with this high quality, multi-talented phaser, flanger and filter unit with expansive dynamic modulation options.
  • Master Bus Compressor: Reason’s trusted ready-for-radio bus compressor can now be applied anywhere in the rack.
  • Channel Dynamics: Use the subtle compressor, expander and gate from Reason’s studio-grade mixer anywhere in your signal chain
  • Channel EQ: The legendary modeled EQ unit featured in countless platinum recordings is now its own rack device.

Pricing and Availability:
Reason 11 will be available for purchase worldwide on September 25, 2019 at the following suggested retail pricing:

Reason 11 Intro: EUR €79 / USD $99

  • Reason Rack Plugin included
  • Includes 31 Devices: 11 x Instruments, 9 x Effects, 8 x Utilities, 3 x Players

Reason 11: EUR €349 / USD $399

  • Reason Rack Plugin included
  • Includes 55 devices: 15 x Instruments / 29 x Effects / 8 x Utilities / 3 x Players

Reason 11 Suite: EUR €549 / USD $599

  • Reason Rack Plugin included
  • Includes 72 devices: 27 x Instruments, 31 x Effects, 8 x Utilities, 6 x Players
  • Save over $1200 with Reason Suite which now includes top-selling Rack Extensions including Complex-1, Parsec, Quad Note generator Player and more

Reason Upgrades

  • Reason 11 Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) EUR €129 / USD $129
  • Reason 11 Suite Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) EUR €249 / USD $249
  • Reason 11 Upgrade for Intro (from any previous version of Reason Intro or Lite) EUR €269 / USD $299

Reason Studios is offering a grace period for customers who purchased Reason 10 or Reason 10 Intro on or after August 1, 2019. Purchasing and registering a qualifying product today makes users eligible for a free upgrade to Reason 11 instantly when it becomes available.

* VST 3 version is coming on September 25, AU version is coming before the end of the year.

About Reason Studios

At Reason Studios we’re turning the world’s music dreamers into music makers, and inspiring them to keep dreaming. As developers of the Reason platform of instruments, plugins, music production software and mobile app, we’ve inspired millions of users all over the world to create. Whether you’re making your first beat, producing the next hit song, crafting your own sound, playing around with an idea, or just figuring stuff out—we’ll empower you to do it.

Spitfire schools itself in achieving organ sound in imaginations with SYMPHONIC library latest

Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of SYMPHONIC ORGAN — achieving the hitherto unachievable sound of the organ in imaginations to access those powerful cinematic sonics popularised by blockbuster film scores such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Interstellar, and Tron, courtesy of an immensely powerful, cathedral-sized organ built into Rugby School Chapel, creating an epic but immediate sound like no other, professionally captured and creatively presented as a definitive library like no other, comprising carefully curated, ready-to-play presets perfect for fitting well with the sound-specialising British music technology company’s other SYMPHONIC range releases already available for Native Instruments’ KONTAKT sample playback engine — as of August 22…

As a highly versatile instrument, now widely used beyond its original church or horror film score setting, the pipe organ is perfectly positioned for adding beauty, depth, and power to orchestral scores and compositions. Celebrated symphonic works such as French composer, conductor, organist, and pianist Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns’ 1886-completed Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 — better known as the Organ Symphony — clearly make much use of an instrument that also provides the foundation for countless film scores spanning various genres, including 1958’s Vertigo (Bernard Herrmann), 1968’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (from Richard Strauss’ 1896 work Also sprach Zarathustra), 1982’s Koyaanisqatsi (Philip Glass), 1982’s Tron (Wendy Carlos), and 2014’s Interstellar (Hans Zimmer), to name a notable few. For no other orchestral instrument can go lower in pitch, providing thunderous sub-bass-like depth that is felt rather than heard.

It is little wonder, then, that as soon as Spitfire Audio co-founder and composer Paul Thomson heard (and felt) the Rugby School Chapel organ — housed in one of the oldest independent schools in Britain’s polychromatic chapel designed in 1875 by well-known Victorian Gothic revival architect William Butterfield, he knew he had to sample it. In fact, Spitfire Audio had to sample it! Heard in the opening sequence to American animator, artist, director, filmmaker, and writer Tim Burton’s 2007 Academy Award-winning mystery thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the contrast of this monstrous, cathedral-sized organ — featuring four manuals (keyboards) with 55 speaking stops (controls) and a total of 3,721 gilded pipes — with its intimate chapel setting creates an epic sound with a unique intensity and immediacy unlike any other. Obviously capturing the unique power and beauty of this impressive instrument built by Bray’s Kenneth Jones & Associates in 2001 with a 33-feet-high new oak case substantially in front of the existing organ chamber at the north side of the chancel to enable the organ itself to speak directly into the chapel was far from easily achievable.

As such, Spitfire Audio’s crack team of engineers and developers collaborated closely with world-renowned composer, producer, and organ expert Andy Richards — whose decisive discography spans working on fashionable films scores, such as the aforesaid Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (music engineer, score mixer, organ, and additional music) and the Danny Boyle-directed, 2008 Academy Award-winning British drama Slumdog Millionaire (score mixer), as well as performing, programming, and producing an array of records by iconic artists like Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Grace Jones, George Michael, Pet Shop Boys, Rush, and much more besides — to record every pitch of the Rugby School Chapel organ with multiple microphone positions to achieve authenticity as well as capturing the natural sound of the room with which it interacts architecturally. Also working with celebrated organist James Williams, who regularly plays the organ in question as the Head of Academic Music at Rugby School, Spitfire Audio was able to conduct detailed exploration and experimentation to ensure that it got the very best out of the impressive instrument and its stunning surroundings.

Since the Rugby School Chapel organ has an (almost) endless combination of stops and pedals, it can clearly be overwhelming for anyone not familiar with its intricacies. Fortunately for its users, Spitfire Audio’s SYMPHONIC ORGAN library leans heavily towards instant playability, putting a comprehensive range of readymade stop combinations created by Andy Richards and James Williams into anyone’s hands. Having the hard-won outcome of such specialist curation readily at hand saves a huge amount of time and energy, enabling anyone to get the very best out of the impressive instrument and its stunning surroundings into DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) worldwide, with inspired compositions (hopefully) flowing forth for all to hear.

Helpfully, SYMPHONIC ORGAN users can choose from 16 Manual (stop) combinations, 13 Pedal combinations for achieving that sub-bass-like sound, and eight Ensembles that span the whole organ. On top of that, the carefully captured natural room sound spans the (default) curated mix through to mix-and- matching six professionally-placed microphone positions for further control. Choices range from mics inside the organ itself for an amazing, full-tilt sound to ambient mics for a wider, more resonant tone. The layout is presented in dynamic order — from quietest to loudest, created by stop presets, and it is possible to choose any or all of the stop combinations, as well as 50 mind-bending, warped presets presented in Spitfire Audio’s acclaimed eDNA engine!

“SYMPHONIC ORGAN is the sound of the organ in your imagination that you’ve never been able to achieve; we’ve done all of the hard work, so you can just open and play — everything from beautifully soft lyricism to ear-shattering power,” proudly proclaims impressed instigator Paul Thomson.

SYMPHONIC ORGAN can be purchased and digitally downloaded for a time-limited introductory promo price of £149.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$179.00 USD/ €179.00 EUR (inc. VAT) until September 12, 2019 — rising thereafter to an RRP of £199.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$249.00 USD/€249.00 EUR (inc. VAT) — from here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/symphonic-organ/

SYMPHONIC ORGAN needs Native Instruments’ KONTAKT PLAYER (5.6.8 or higher) — a free version of the KONTAKT sample playback engine (included in the purchase) — to run as a fully NKS (NATIVE KONTROL STANDARD®) supporting plug-in instrument for Mac (OS X 10.10 or later) or Windows (7, 8, or 10 — latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), while Spitfire Audio’s free Download Manager application allows anyone to buy now and download anytime.

For more in-depth information, including superb-sounding audio demos, please visit the dedicated SYMPHONIC ORGAN webpage here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/symphonic-organ/

Watch Spitfire Audio co-founder Paul Thomson’s ‘traditional’ video walkthrough of SYMPHONIC ORGAN here: https://youtu.be/9qjEHuLRp0o

About Spitfire Audio (www.spitfireaudio.com)
Spitfire Audio is a British music technology company that specialises in sounds — sample libraries, virtual instruments, and other useful software devices. It

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