Keep your mixing console illuminated with the new Kinsman LED Pro Console Light

With a flexible black 44cm gooseneck design and 4 LED head, the new Kinsman LED Pro Console Light delivers a powerful, dimmable 28 lumen evenly distributed output, from long lasting LEDs with an impressive 100,000 hour bulb life span.

The Kinsman LED Pro Console light is stylish, powerful and bright enough to work without causing eye strain and functions wherever a 12volt 4-pin XLR light socket is available, including mixing consoles and equipment racks.

KBL1000X – Kinsman LED Pro Console Light: £24.99 rrp.

Kinsman products are distributed worldwide exclusively by JHS.

https://www.jhs.co.uk/brands/kinsman

Steinberg launches new UR-C USB 3.0 audio interfaces

Steinberg today announced the immediate availability of its new range of audio interfaces, comprising the UR22C, the UR44C and the UR22C Recording Pack. An additional UR816C rackmount interface will be released in November.

Designed for musicians and producers, the entire line-up of UR-C audio interfaces provides USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 SuperSpeed) connectivity to ensure universal compatibility with both PCs and Mac computers, as well as iOS devices. Every model features 32-bit/192 kHz audio resolution, MIDI and delivers DSP power for using effects when monitoring audio without latency. Alongside the dspMixFx mixer that accesses the DSP effects, each interface comes with a comprehensive software bundle: the Cubase AI music production software, the Basic FX Suite consisting of effects and sound processing tools, and the iOS Cubasis LE iPad music production app.

Boasting a compact design for optimum portability, the UR22C has two balanced Neutrik combo inputs, each with a Yamaha D-PRE microphone preamp behind it. The rear panel holds the MIDI ports and two balanced line outputs. Another highlight is that the UR22C can be bus powered by Windows or Mac computers which follow the USB 3.0 or USB-C standard.

The UR44C offers increased I/O options, with four balanced Neutrik combo inputs each feeding into a D-PRE preamp plus two headphone jacks on the front panel. There are two additional balanced line inputs, four balanced line outputs plus a main stereo output and MIDI in and out on the backside. The UR44C can be powered from any USB-C equipped Mac or Windows computer as well as the iPad Pro.

The UR816C is a 1U rack-mountable interface perfect for medium-sized recording studio setups. It features eight balanced Neutrik combo inputs, together with the D-PRE preamps, eight balanced line outputs and two ADAT ports for a total of 16 channels. It has MIDI and word clock connection which is powered by SSPLL jitter reduction technology.

The UR22C Recording Pack provides all the hardware and software required to create studio-quality recordings with a Mac computer, PC or iPad. Including the UR22C, with all its outstanding features and the included large software bundle with the additional WaveLab LE audio editor, the UR22C Recording Pack also comes with the ST-M01 studio condenser microphone, offering a wide frequency response range that picks up every nuance, alongside the ST-H01 studio monitor headphones.

Steinberg’s Senior Marketing Manager, Stefan Schreiber, commented: “I’m very excited to introduce this new line of audio interfaces. Not only do they offer one of the latest standards in USB connectivity, but also set a very high standard with their 32-bit/192 kHz resolution. Each piece of hardware sounds great, the build quality is simply next level, and the wide range offered covers all demands put into the hardware. Together these interfaces offer a feature set that is without parallel.”

Availability and pricing

The UR-C audio interfaces are available through the Steinberg Online Shop and from resellers. Availability may vary by region. The suggested retail price for the UR22C is US $239.00. The suggested retail price for the UR44C is US $439.00. The suggested retail price for the UR816C is US $789.00. The suggested retail price for the UR22C Recording Pack is US $439.00.

UR22C key features

32-bit Integer/192 kHz USB 3.0 audio interface with USB-C

2 Class-A D-PRE mic preamps supporting +48 V phantom power

2 analog XLR/TRS combo inputs (Hi-Z switch on input 2 for electric guitar) and 2 TRS main outputs

Latency-free DSP-powered monitoring with REV-X reverb, Channel Strip and Guitar Amp Classics (VST 3 and AU plug-in versions also included) alongside monitor mix knob and mono switch

USB 3.0 bus-power operation (optional power supply required for USB 2.0)

MIDI input and output

Rugged metal casing

Includes Cubase AI DAW software download version and Cubasis LE for iPad

dspMixFx editor application for Windows, macOS and iOS

Cross-platform compatibility for Windows, macOS and iOS
UR44C key features
32-bit Integer/192 kHz USB 3.0 audio interface with USB-C

4 Class-A D-PRE mic preamps supporting +48 V phantom power

4 analog XLR/TRS combo inputs (2 Mic/Hi-Z and 2 Mic/Line), 2 TRS line inputs, 4 TRS line outputs and 2 main outputs

Latency-free DSP-powered monitoring with REV-X reverb, Channel Strip and Guitar Amp Classics (VST 3 and AU plug-in versions also included)

Bus-power operation possible if directly connected to USB Type-C port

2 separate headphone buses with individual outputs

MIDI input and output

Rugged metal casing

Includes Cubase AI DAW software download version and Cubasis LE for iPad

Cross-platform connectivity for Windows, macOS and iOS including dspMixFx editor application

UR816C key features

32-bit/192 kHz USB 3.0 audio interface with USB-C

8 Class-A D-PRE mic preamps supporting +48 V phantom power

8 analog XLR/TRS combo inputs (2 Mic/Hi-Z and 6 Mic/Line), 8 TRS line outputs and 2 main outputs

ADAT optical I/O, word clock I/O and MIDI input and output

Latency-free DSP-powered monitoring with REV-X reverb, Channel Strip and Guitar Amp Classics (VST 3 and AU plug-in versions also included)

2 separate headphone buses with individual outputs

DIM and MUTE switches on the front panel

SSPLL (Super Suppression PLL) technology for clock jitter reduction

Includes Cubase AI DAW software download version and Cubasis LE for iPad

Cross-platform compatibility for Windows, macOS and iOS including dspMixFx editor application
UR22C Recording Pack key features
32-bit/192 kHz USB 3.0 audio interface with USB-C

2 Class-A D-PRE mic preamps supporting +48 V phantom power

2 analog XLR/TRS combo inputs (Hi-Z switch on input 2 for electric guitar) and 2 TRS main outputs

Latency-free DSP-powered monitoring with REV-X reverb, Channel Strip and Guitar Amp Classics (VST 3 and AU plug-in versions also included)

USB 3.0 bus-power operation (optional power supply required for USB 2.0)

MIDI input and output

Cross-platform compatibility for Windows, macOS and iOS

ST-M01 studio condenser microphone with low-noise microphone cable

ST-H01 studio monitor headphones

Cross-platform compatibility for Windows, OS X and iOS with Cubase AI, WaveLab LE and Cubasis LE music software included

Links

Product page: www.steinberg.net/urc
YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/audiointerfaces

About Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Steinberg is known the world over for its music and audio software and hardware solutions. The company has been developing, manufacturing and selling innovative products for musicians and producers in the music, film, post production and multimedia industries since 1984. Steinberg products are used by Grammy and Oscar award-winning composers, engineers and producers. The company also offers business customers license-management and copy-protection systems.

Visit www.steinberg.net for further details.

All trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective owners.

Acoustic Geometry begins shipping Starfield ceiling tiles

Acoustic Geometry announces the immediate availability of its StarField Ceiling Tiles, an acoustical ceiling panel with a realistic starry sky effect. This innovative, sound management product is ideal for home theatres, media rooms, studios, retail spaces, restaurants/bars and commercial businesses looking to inspire a “wow” factor. Simple installation and acoustical functionality are key features of the tiles, along with improvement of both sonic and visual quality in nearly any environment.

Designed to add the beauty of the night sky to any room with a drop-in ceiling, the tiles are an affordable alternative to the company’s original, custom-only StarField Ceiling Panels, which require professional installation. The fabric-wrapped fiberglass panels improve the quality of sound in any space by taming reverberation and ambient noise. StarField Ceiling Tiles are available in small (2’x2’) and large (2’x4’) sizes for standard 15/16-inch ceiling grids. They connect to main lighting control systems through an RS232 adaptor.

“The design on the ceiling tiles are completely customizable, allowing for constellations, planets, shooting stars, galaxies and even fireworks; the sky is the limit,” says Kyle Berg, brand manager, Acoustic Geometry. “StarField Ceiling Tiles bring the ‘wow’ factor to both residential and professional settings, and we are excited to light up spaces with a visually stunning and acoustically treated product. Acoustic Geometry is pleased to offer a unique, sophisticated and affordable sound solution to the public.”

Custom-sized and shaped panels are available upon request. In addition to the stock StarField Ceiling Tiles, Acoustic Geometry offers several optional add-ons including shooting star and acrylic moon/planet inserts for an even more dramatic night sky look. All designs simulate “twinkling” with dim, medium and bright stars for a natural starry sky appearance.

About Acoustic Geometry 

Acoustic Geometry offers innovative, effective, and affordable acoustic and noise-control products for a wide range of professional audio, residential, and business applications. Acoustic Geometry’s best-in-class products will improve the sound of any room. To simplify the creation of natural-sounding acoustic spaces, please visit www.acousticgeometry.com. Videos are available on the Acoustic Geometry YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/AcousticGeometry).

New UAD-2 Satellite with Thunderbolt 3

The UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt is a powerhouse DSP accelerator that gives Mac and Windows 10 users complete access to the world’s most detailed and authentic analog emulation plug-ins, available exclusively on the UAD platform.

Bolstered by next-generation Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, UAD-2 Satellite gives you a massive DSP boost for running large, complex-sounding, professional mixes with award-winning titles from Studer, Lexicon, Neve, Helios, and more.

Give your mixes the warmth, texture, and analog character of the most sought-after analog hardware in history.

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ProducerLoops introduces Deep Melodic Sessions sample pack

Deep Melodic Sessions is inspired by Patrice Baumel and ARTBAT, delivering you 20 melodic House and Techno Construction Kits, MIDI, and a plethora of one-shot samples. Dive into a collection of hypnotic arps, darting stab sounds, FX, perfect basslines, and groove-laden drum kits.

Each of the 20 Mini Construction Kits included features a song-starting idea for you to develop into a full production – the ultimate cure for writer’s block. Mix and match elements across the 20 Kits to get your next Melodic track finished in no time, flat.

All loops are tempo-tagged, meaning they’ll slot right into your arrangement and match to the tempo of your project. Loops are also key-labelled, so you’ll know if you need to pitch the sample up or down to match your track’s key.

This pack also contains various one-shots, allowing you to craft new drum kits from the existing drum hits. You’ll find 45 percs, 15 kicks, 15 hats, and 12 claps, designed to help your rhythm section nail the Melodic sub-genre vibe.

Royalty-Free:

All of the loops in this product are Royalty-Free, so once purchased, you can use these loops in your commercial releases.

Product Details:

• 20 Mini Construction Kits

• 73 MIDI Files

• 45 Perc One-Shots

• 15 Hat One-Shots

• 15 Kick One-Shots

• 12 Clap One-Shots

• ACIDized WAV Files

• Apple Loops/AIFF Files

• REX2 Loops

• Reason ReFill

• Ableton Live Pack 8.1.3+

• Loops sync to BPM

• 44.1 kHz/24-Bit

• PC/Mac Compatible

• Royalty-Free

Price and Availability:

Deep Melodic Sessions is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £24.95 / 29.38 EUR. More information is available at: https://www.producerloops.com

Mackie launches all-new SRM-Flex portable column PA system

Today Mackie announces their latest entry into the portable PA market, the all-new SRM-Flex Portable Column PA System. Featuring an ultra-lightweight design, legendary SRM Series sound quality, a full-featured 6-channel digital mixer, and complete wireless control and streaming, SRM-Flex is perfect for solo acts, small bands, presentations, events, DJs, and more. Packed with premium features and capability, SRM-Flex offers an incredible value not before achieved at this price point.

The modular design of SRM-Flex features a 10″ LF woofer in the molded cabinet base module which also contains the 1300W amplifier and built-in digital mixer. The 3-piece tower houses a wide-dispersion array with 6 x 2″ high-performance HF drivers for clear, whole room coverage. This modular tower design allows the user to easily change the height of the mid and high frequencies to match the ear level of the audience.

“Portability is a major factor with a portable PA, and SRM-Flex delivers,” said Craig Reeves, Mackie Product Manager. “At under 30 pounds, the SRM Flex is easy to carry one handed, and it’s small size means it will fit easily into the trunk of your car – or even on the bus.”
The SRM-Flex has been meticulously tuned, utilizing the latest in acoustic measurement technology for crystal clear sound that is balanced and punchy. Whether you are plugging in a mic and a guitar or streaming music from your phone, SRM-Flex offers exceptional sound worthy of the SRM name.

The built-in 6-channel digital mixer provides everything you need to get your sound and mix just right. Two flexible Mic/Line inputs accept microphones, instruments, and more. There is also a dedicated stereo channel with dual 1/4″ line inputs and a dedicated 1/8″ Aux In / Bluetooth® streaming channel. Channels 1 and 2 are equipped with individual 2-band EQs and Reverb level controls with 3 different reverbs to choose from. To tailor the entire system to your application, there are 3 voicing modes available at the push of a button. Connecting to a second SRM-Flex or house PA is easy via the professional XLR Mix Out.
Control is fast and easy, even mid-performance, thanks to dedicated physical controls for every critical adjustment. For even more freedom, the SRM-Flex Connect™ app allows wireless control from your iOS or Android® device. The app not only provides the same control available on the SRM-Flex itself, but offers even more customization like front LED and metering behavior, presets, and more.

“SRM-Flex is incredibly easy to get up and running and sounding great,” remarks Reeves. “And with full physical controls plus complete wireless control, adjustments on the fly are stress-free”

The Mackie SRM-Flex Portable Column PA System will be available worldwide beginning October 2019. Sold individually, the US MAP pricing for SRM-Flex is $999.99.

For more information, visit mackie.com/SRM-Flex .

Mackie SRM-Flex Portable Column PA System

About Mackie
Mackie, a LOUD Audio LLC brand, is known worldwide as a leading developer and marketer of high-quality, affordable professional audio systems. Mackie products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including churches and nightclubs, retail locations and on major musical tours. For more information visit: www.mackie.com.

Mackie is a registered trademark of LOUD Audio LLC in the United States, European Union and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About LOUD Audio, LLC

As the corporate parent for world-recognized brands Blackheart®, Crate®, Mackie®, and Tapco®, LOUD engineers, markets and distributes a wide range of professional audio and musical instrument products worldwide. Our product lines include sound reinforcement systems, analog and digital mixers, guitar and bass amplifiers, and acoustic and electric guitars. These products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post-production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including houses of worship, stadiums, nightclubs, retail locations, and on major musical concert tours. The Company distributes its products primarily through retail dealers, mail order outlets and installed sound contractors. The Company has its primary operations in the United States with operations in the United Kingdom, Canada and China. For more information, please see our website: www.loudaudio.com.

IK Multimedia debuts Hammond B-3X virtual instrument in partnership with Hammond USA and Suzuki Music Corp. of Japan

IK Multimedia announces the Hammond B-3X tonewheel organ virtual instrument. Created in close collaboration with Hammond USA and Suzuki Music Corp. of Japan, along with top Hammond artists, it meticulously recreates the sound, controls and entire effects signal path of the legendary Hammond B-3. This comprehensive approach offers a level of realism and detail that will satisfy most the discriminating B-3 fans while also offering an affordable introduction to the unique world of tonewheel organs that can be enjoyed by all levels of players.

IK’s industry-leading modeling techniques were employed to deliver fine details and nuances that passed the discerning ears of the Hammond Organ Company in Chicago. In addition to its authentic organ sound, this new instrument offers a full-rig chain including stomp effects, an extended version of IK’s Leslie® Collection with a rotary cabinet with mix-and-match amp and cabinet models plus four microphones, a parallel guitar amp with 4×12 cabinet, a mixer and three studio post effects.

Available for Mac/PC as a stand-alone application and as a virtual instrument plug-in, the Hammond B-3X offers plug and play convenience for both recording and performing.

Hammond USA Executive Vice President Peter Nguyen shared, “We’re excited about the very first official Hammond/Leslie Virtual Instrument, and the partnership with IK Multimedia which made it happen. The teams certainly captured the qualities that have made the Hammond Organ an essential part of music for the past 85 years.”

It’s all in the details
True to the hardware original, Hammond B-3X begins with 91 tonewheels, which are based on well-maintained Hammond organs that IK studied in locations around the world. These free-running tonewheels are mixed in real-time based on the notes played and drawbar levels, for authentic realism.

Hammond B-3X can be fine-tuned using IK’s detailed models of the original settings, controls and circuits, which were all approved by the Hammond Organ Company. Users can employ tonal filtering, select the independent key click, and engage the iconic Hammond percussion and chorus-vibrato circuits with advanced controls.

For deeper exploration and realistic touches, Hammond fans will appreciate a familiar simulation of the effects of “aging” components to control tonal balance, generator leakage and crosstalk, and the chorus circuit’s presence boost.

True tone, real experience
All the controls are designed to recreate the exact experience of playing a classic, hardware B-3 organ – from the order of the chorus/vibrato settings to the placement of the percussion switches. Some additional features have been included as well, for modern convenience.

The drawbars update in real-time when the inverted drawbar settings keys are selected, allowing users to save 24 custom drawbar settings per preset. For live use, a “Controls” view hides the keyboard and enlarges the drawbars and switches for less distraction while playing. MIDI assignments for modern Hammond digital organs are also included, making it plug-and-play easy to perform with everything at arm’s reach.

Extended stomp box effects
The organ feeds a 5-unit pedalboard in the STOMPS section that features overdrive, graphic EQ, stomp box-style chorus-vibrato, wah wah and spring reverb. Derived from IK’s award-winning AmpliTube and T-RackS software, these effects were carefully chosen and arranged for easy recreation of the widest range of iconic tonewheel organ sounds. They can also be assigned to MIDI control for on-stage use.

Real Leslie® sound
The signal is then sent to a CABS section that includes a choice of real Leslie amps and speakers that can be mixed and matched, along with a parallel guitar amp and 4×12 cabinet. Using technology derived from IK’s award-winningAmpliTube 4 amplifier modeling, combined with an extended version of IK’s Leslie® Collection, Hammond B-3X’s cabinet section offers a massive range of sound-shaping option tabs. They include:

  • Setup – lets users fine tune the Leslie’s slow and fast speed settings – including acceleration and deceleration – and adjust the mic distance and configuration
  • Leslie Amp – offers a selection of five Leslie power amps (or a power amp modeling off switch) and two guitar power amps to use in any of five Leslie cabinets, with full control over gain, EQ and volume
  • Leslie EQ – enables the rotary speaker to be shaped with high-pass, low-pass and parametric mid EQ
  • Guitar Amp – adds a parallel guitar amp derived from AmpliTube into the mix for use with popular rock tones used by top rock and blues players; offers full tone-shaping controls and spring reverb
  • Mixer – blends the sound of the Leslie, with independent volume and panning of both the horn and drum mics, the parallel guitar amp, and the DI organ sound for unprecedented tonal flexibility

Add professional polish
Lastly, Hammond B-3X offers three rackmount studio effects derived from IK’s T-RackS Mixing and Mastering Workstation to add a final, professional touch.

IK’s Limiter 76 FET-based compressor offers an iconic, timeless sound; the EQ-81 adds classic console tone-shaping and warmth; and a digital reverb adds a pristine sense of space.

Pricing and availability
Hammond B-3X is available from the IK Multimedia online store and from authorized IK dealers worldwide for a special introductory price of €/$199.99 (regular pricing will be €/$299.99). IK customers with qualifying registered products with a retail value of €/$99.99 or more will be eligible for special introductory crossgrade pricing of €/$149.99 (regular crossgrade pricing will be €/$199.99).

** All prices excluding taxes

For more information about Hammond B-3X, please visit: www.ikmultimedia.com/hammondb3x

To see Hammond B-3X in action: www.ikmultimedia.com/hammondb3x/video

To hear audio samples from Hammond B-3X, please visit: www.ikmultimedia.com/hammondb3x/audio

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.
AmpliTube and T-RackS are trademarks of IK Multimedia. B-3 and Leslie are trademark properties of Hammond Organ/Leslie, wholly-owned brand subsidiaries of Suzuki Musical Instruments Mfg., Ltd. of Hamamatsu, Japan. Hammond’s USA HQ is in Addison, Illinois. Mac, iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

www.ikmultimedia.com

Reissued Santa Monica shells celebrate DW drum making history

Drum Workshop Inc. (DW) has announced the reissue of the original Collector’s Series all-maple shell configuration.  Named after the famed California beach town where Drum Workshop was founded, the shells offer yet another versatile sonic option for drummers and pay tribute to DW’s near 50 year drum-making legacy.

Hand-crafted from select plies North American Hard Rock maple at the California Custom Shop,  the 6-ply shells utilize slightly thicker 1/32” veneers,  and are fitted with 6-ply reinforcement hoops offering a resonant, yet focused tonality.

Drum Designer and Executive Vice President, John Good comments, “Our earliest artists still talk about these drums.  Now we can offer them to a new generation. Feels strange to attach the work “vintage” to what we do, but it’s true!  Santa Monica shells work for just about any playing situation, it’s a Swiss army knife of a shell”.

Available in any Custom Shop finish and drum hardware color option.

To find out more about the Santa Monica shell visit dwdrums.com or youtube.com/dwdrums

ABOUT DRUM WORKSHOP INC.
Founded in 1972, Drum Workshop, Inc. is a family-owned and operated musical instrument company best known for designing and manufacturing award-winning drums, pedals, hardware and accessories under the DW® and PDP® banners. In 2014, the company expanded to include other iconic American instrument brands including Gretsch® Drums, Latin Percussion®, and Ovation® Guitars. DW’s wide range of products is endorsed by many of the world’s top artists including: Neil Peart, Phil Collins, Chad Smith, Sheila E., Melissa Etheridge, Richie Sambora, Mick Fleetwood, Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl among others. Drum Workshop, Inc. is headquartered in Oxnard, California. For more information visit dwdrums.com  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

BOSS announces DD-3T and DD-8 digital delay pedals

BOSS announces the DD-3T and DD-8, two new digital delay pedals added to the famous compact series lineup. The DD-3T replaces the long-running DD-3, updating the classic pedal with tap tempo and other modern features. The DD-8 takes over from the previous-generation DD-7 as the most advanced delay in the compact series, enhanced with numerous sound modes and features that make it the most full-featured delay pedal in its class.

In continuous production for over three decades, the DD-3 has been the go-to delay stomp for countless players, revered for its warm, round delay tone and simple controls that make it easy to dial in sounds fast. The DD-3T retains the same sound circuitry and controls as the DD-3 while adding useful functions for today’s guitarists.

A key addition the DD-3T brings is tap tempo, an essential feature for creating the rhythmic delay effects at the heart of many styles. The onboard pedal switch can be used to input tempos, and it’s also possible to connect an external footswitch for instant-access control. The DD-3T also features a dedicated direct output like the DD-3, which allows users to send effect-only and dry sounds to separate destinations. On the DD-3T, this output has been moved next to the main output jack to make pedalboard connections easier.

Equipped with a diverse selection of delays, the DD-8 packs impressive sonic range into one small pedal. Clean digital delays, vintage analog and tape types, and modulation echo are available, plus specialty delays like shimmer and reverse. There’s a new Warm type for softer echo tones, and a +RV type that blends delay and reverb together. Warp is perfect for dynamic ambient textures, while the new GLT type provides glitchy rhythmic effects. A Looper mode is even included, with up to 40 seconds of recording time and unlimited overdub capability.

The DD-8 features full stereo I/O support with three different output modes. Independent mode provides linked parallel delays on the left and right channels, maintaining the true balance of stereo input sources in the effect sound. There’s also a panning mode for ping-pong delay effects, and a wide stereo mode for enhanced spatial depth. And with the Carryover switch, users can set whether delay trails continue or stop when the effect is bypassed.

With the DD-8’s extensive real-time control options, players can easily bring their music to life. It’s possible to tap in tempos with the onboard pedal switch and control the Warp and GLT modes for unique expressive effects. Adding one or two footswitches unlocks more creative possibilities, like on-demand tap tempo, extended looper control, and a unique Twist effect. Alternately, an expression pedal can be used for continuous control of level, feedback, or delay time—or all of them at once.

To learn more about the DD-3T and DD-8, visit www.boss.info.

BOSS DD-8 video available here: https://youtu.be/-pnsIYX94hE

BOSS DD-3T video available here: https://youtu.be/pfMDVC0ZjJc

About BOSS

BOSS, a division of Roland Corporation, has achieved legendary status among guitarists by offering a diverse, world-leading product lineup that includes amps, compact effects processors, multi-effects processors, digital recorders, rhythm machines, metronomes, tuners, vocal products, and more. For more information, visit Boss.info.

Celestion introduces the Laney Cabinets Collection of impulse responses

Celestion, the premier manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers celebrated for their classic guitar tones, is pleased to announce that they have teamed up with iconic British amplifier manufacturer Laney Amplification to create the Laney Cabinets Collection of Impulse Responses.  The new Laney Cabinets Collection, along with the growing collection of authentic Celestion guitar speaker tones, is available for audition and download at CelestionPlus.

Celestion and Laney Amps have created an entirely new range of cabinet impulse responses based on the unique tones of Laney’s Black Country Custom cabinets– the LA212 2×12 and the LA412 4×12. This new range of cabinet impulse responses is for guitarists, producers and musicians who want to achieve the exceptional tone Laney Cabs provide when loaded with two iconic Celestion speakers – the G12M Greenback and the Heritage Series G12H (75). This new addition to the Backline Heroes cabinet impulse response range allows users to perfectly replicate Laney tone whether experimenting at home, recording in the studio, or playing live onstage.

The legendary Laney Amplification was formed in 1967, when Lyndon Laney was playing in a local band, ‘The Band of Joy’, with John Bonham on drums and Robert Plant on vocals. Laney’s interest in electronics, combined with a lack of funds for a proper amplifier, led him to turn his hand to amp construction. Originally working out of his father’s West Midlands garage, Laney’s aim was to design and build amplifiers with certain tonal characteristics that were simply unheard of at the time.  Word quickly spread about the tone that could be achieved with these new Laney amps and he began selling to local musicians, including Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi. In 1970, Laney Amps’ signature tone was heard on Black Sabbath’s seminal, self-titled debut album, giving rise to the birth of a brand new genre: Heavy Metal. Demand for Laney’s amplifiers quickly grew too large for production to continue from a garage so manufacturing was moved temporarily to Digbeth’s infamous Custard Factory in Birmingham, then to Cradley Heath and finally to Halesowen in 2007. Since then, Laney Amps have grown and adapted to the market over the last 50 years to include a range of stunning cabs and pedals specially designed and built for guitars, bass, keyboards and drums.

The Laney Cabinet impulse responses, as with all genuine Celestion IRs, have been digitally captured by expert sound engineers in a world-class recording studio, meticulous recording techniques and state –of-the-art equipment. Celestion have used the same range of professional, studio mics (Shure SM57, Royer R-121 and Sennheiser MD421) in the same six fully-adjustable positions as the current range of cabinet impulse response to offer the same options – Balanced, Bright, Thin, Fat, Dark and Dark 2, as well as an additional rear mic for the open back cabinets.  Both of these Laney Cabinet impulse response have additionally been recorded using a Neumann TLM 107 room mic (Left, Right and Stereo) to allow users to mix in as much desired tone as required. Options are even available to choose the sample rate and sample length (200ms or 500ms).

The Celestion Laney Cabinet IR collection includes:

  • Laney LA212 2×12 – with Celestion G12M Greenbacks– The Laney LA212 is a 2×12 cabinet with a slanted design loaded with two Celestion G12M Greenbacks offset diagonally to give the speakers room to breathe. This ensures a hefty low-end response and unbelievably clear, resonant tones offering plenty of volume without any unwanted distortion.
  • Laney LA412 4×12 – Heritage Series G12H(75Hz)– The Laney LA412 is the authentic replica of the cab used by Tony Iommi for Black Sabbath’s recordings and tours until 1979. This single angle 4×12 cabinet is loaded with four classic Celestion Heritage Series G12H speakers and was constructed with the same marine-grade birch plywood in identical oversized dimensions as the original LA412. With its tight and defined lows and incredible upper-midrange, the LA412 projects an unmistakable sound that can be felt all the way to the depths of hell!

The Celestion Laney Cabinet IRs can be purchased individually or as a pair for a 35% discount.

The New Laney Cabinet IRs can be downloaded in either .WAV format to be installed and used on the majority of DAWs or amp-modelling gear, or formatted specifically for use with the Two notes Wall of Sound environment.

The Celestion Laney Cabinet Impulse Responses join Backline Heroes Suhr and Orange amplification, and Celestion’s comprehensive range of acclaimed guitar speaker Impulse Responses including:  A-Type,  Celestion Blue,  Celestion CreamCelestion GoldCelestion Ruby, Classic Lead 80G10 GreenbackHeritage G12H 55HzHeritage G12M, G12 EVHG12K-100G12-35XC, G12T-75,  G12-50GL Lynchback,   G12-H150 Redback, G12M Greenback,G12M-65 Creamback, G12M-75 CreambackG12H Anniversary, G12-65Neo CreambackV-Type,  Vintage 30 and other models as well as Bass IRs including the BN10-200X,  BN15-300X,PULSE10PULSE12 and PULSE15.

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 (but are not limited to) 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.
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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.
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