Myburgh – Formerly Burg Microphones – Announces M1 shipping – Winter NAMM 2020

Myburgh M1 Shipping This Month

The M1 large-diaphragm tube condenser microphone will be available for shipping January 2020 and will be on display at the coming NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, at booth #15921 (Wave Distribution). Furthermore, effective immediately, Burg Microphones will operate under its new name—Myburgh. CEO Andrew Myburgh states:

“I truly feel the M1 is a special mic, sonically and aesthetically. Its design and development have been my life for the past 2.5 years so I’m very excited to tell you that our name has now changed from Burg to Myburgh.”

About the Myburgh M1

The M1 large-diaphragm tube condenser microphone is designed and built in Germany, in close collaboration with Andreas Grosser and Eckehard Dux—some of the most respected microphone experts on the planet. The M1 doesn’t copy any existing microphone designs but takes a traditional German approach to high-end microphone manufacturing.

About Myburgh Microphones
Myburgh Microphones, previously known as Burg Microphones, is a manufacturer of ultra-high-end microphones. The company was founded in Berlin, Germany 2017 by Andrew Myburgh, a respected producer and pro audio industry veteran. The company’s first product—the M1 large-diaphragm tube condenser microphone—will be shown at NAMM 2020 and available for purchase shortly.

ProducerLoops releases UK House Anthems bundle (Vol. 1-3)

‘UK House Anthems Bundle (Vols 1-3)’ by Producer Loops is a bundle of the three first volumes of the ‘UK House Anthems’ series overflowing with funky basslines, iconic mono-synth basses, brasses, classy percussion, elegant strings and keys, plus tons of glamourous vocal chops. This pack includes all the elements of the whole series, delivering 15 Construction Kits inspired by UK House pioneers like Disclosure, Dusky and Hot Since 82.

The whole ‘UK House Anthems’ series was created by a seasoned producer with multiple Top 100 releases on labels like Sony, Spinnin’, Ultra and Toolroom.

In detail, you’ll get 15 Construction Kits full of genuine UK House production tools, designed to spark the flame of inspiration in your productions. Use these Construction Kits to create your own complete professional UK House mixes in a matter of minutes.

These Construction Kits are ideal for the beginner or professional alike, as the inspiring musical themes are complemented by Producer Loops’ usual feature set, bringing you MIDI, one-shots, FX tails and dry/wet variations.

MIDI Files Included:

‘UK House Anthems Vol 1-3’ includes 70 MIDI files, allowing you to seamlessly mix your favourite synths and samplers with the sounds contained in the pack.

Advantages of MIDI:

While the supplied ACID/Apple Loops/REX files are extremely flexible and powerful, MIDI has the added benefit of allowing you to go to extremes of pitch and tempo beyond which the loops were originally recorded, with no time stretching or pitch shifting artefacts. Furthermore, you can make tweaks to the riffs so they fit perfectly into your existing mixes.

One-Shot Samples:

This pack also includes one-shot samples, allowing you to create new beats, fills and loops to complement the existing material. Simply load them up into your sampler of choice and create an infinite number of new grooves and phrases.

Dry/Wet Loops:

For users looking to simply drag and drop, the ‘wet’ files contain all of the effects processing heard in the audio demos. But for producers looking to create their own effects mix, ‘dry’ loops are also included. Don’t like the wet loops? No problem; add your own effects.

Unlooped Riffs/Tails:

This sample library also comes with unlooped/tail versions allowing you to end a phrase with the decay of the reverb/delay applied to the loop, another “Producer Loops” exclusive product feature.

Royalty-Free:

All of the loops in this product are 100% Royalty-Free (including the vocal loops), so once purchased, you can use these loops in your commercial releases without having to pay any hidden costs.
Specifications:

• 15 Construction Kits
• 404 WAV
• 70 MIDI
• ACIDized WAV Files
• Apple Loops/AIFF Files
• REX2 Loops
• Ableton Live 8.1.3 Pack
• Reason ReFill
• Loops Sync To BPM
• 44.1 kHz/24-Bit
• PC/Mac Compatible
• Royalty-Free (No Exceptions)

Price and Availability:

‘UK House Anthems Bundle (Vols 1-3)’ is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £34.95 / 43.15 EUR. More information is available at: https://www.producerloops.com

Cakewalk by BandLab now with ARA 2

With BandLab, yet another DAW manufacturer is now supporting the ARA 2 interface extension. This not only broadens the choice of ARA plug-ins available to Cakewalk users but also improves the entire functioning of Melodyne within Cakewalk.

The ARA Audio Random Access interface extension improves the communication between compatible DAWs and plug-ins, making faster workflows and new applications possible. The standard, which was developed by Celemony and PreSonus, is supported by numerous DAWs: e.g. Logic, Studio One and in the near future also Cubase.

Users of Cakewalk by BandLab will now be able to use ARA 2 plug-ins that take advantage of the new and improved ARA 2 interface extension, profiting not only from still deeper integration but also from the expanded range of possible applications. ARA 2 support has considerable advantages for Melodyne users too, as Melodyne operates noticeably faster and smoother within Cakewalk as a result.

Cakewalk by BandLab supports ARA 2 from Version 2019.05 on; the Windows DAW can be downloaded free of charge from https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk.

Further information on Melodyne:https://www.celemony.com/de/melodyne/what-is-melodyne

 

 

About Celemony

Celemony is the pioneer and market leader in the musical, note-based editing of audio. The company’s principal product, Melodyne, inaugurated this type of audio editing in 2001, established itself in the intervening years – for vocal editing in particular – as the standard worldwide, and has gone on pushing out the envelope in innovative audio editing ever since to the limits of what is technically possible. In 2008, for example, Celemony presented its patented DNA Direct Note Access, which extended Melodyne’s editing capabilities to polyphonic audio material – right down to individual notes within chords. Other important technologies developed by Celemony include the musically intelligent restoration tool Capstan, the pioneering plug-in interface ARA, the unique Sound Editor introduced by Melodyne 4 and – another Melodyne 4 revelation – Multitrack Note Editing, which facilitates the simultaneous, note-based editing of an unlimited number of audio tracks. Melodyne and Celemony have won numerous awards – among them, in 2012, the Technical Grammy.

Genelec unveils new high-SPL Smart Active Monitors

Continuing to reflect its goal of offering monitoring solutions for all room sizes and applications, Genelec announces the global launch of two new high-SPL Smart Active Monitors™ – the two-way S360A, and the 7382A subwoofer.

Both models are ideal for any professional application that demands high acoustic power or listening at a distance – from large immersive setups in post-production studios or film mixing stages to play-live monitoring in music production, EDM playback or premium home theaters.

Housed in a compact enclosure featuring high-quality Finnish woodwork and extremely low and controlled diffraction, the S360 also features a further enhanced 10-inch high-efficiency and minimal distortion woofer based on Genelec’s Master Series, and a completely integrated extended directivity control waveguide DCW™, supporting its 1.7-inch titanium diaphragm compression tweeter. The result combines the neutrality for which Genelec is known, with a short-term SPL capability of 118 dB – with peaks even higher – and a long throw capability that can provide reference-quality accuracy even at listening distances of over 33 feet (10 meters). The S360 offers the benefits of main monitor performance in a condensed form factor, including excellent on-axis characteristics and uncolored 95-degree (h) to 75-degree (v) dispersion.
The S360 enclosure offers versatile in-wall and on-wall mounting options, while down-firing, flow-optimized laminar integrated reflex ports Laminar Integrated Port (LIP™) ensure tight and noise-free bass output and are also perfectly suited for use with perforated screens. Alternatively, when the S360 is used in free-standing mode, the innovative Iso-Plate™ effectively decouples the monitor from its base, focusing low-frequency output while preventing vibration transfer and air turbulence. Further flexibility comes courtesy of the system electronics, which can be either integrated into the enclosure or positioned remotely.

Knowing that the production of good content depends on monitors being correctly positioned, level-aligned, time-aligned and room-compensated, the S360 offers full integration with Genelec’s GLM software, allowing the configuration, calibration and monitor control of more than 40 channels without the need for external processing.

The ideal companion for both the S360 and Genelec’s other large-format monitors is the 7382 Smart Active Subwoofer – Genelec’s most powerful subwoofer to date. Delivering precise, powerful low frequency extension down to 15 Hz, the 7382 houses three custom-designed 15-inch long-throw woofers. Each benefits from the vibration-free environment of a heavily braced fiberboard enclosure, with laminar flow bass reflex porting extending along the entire rear wall to ensure low distortion and compression-free performance, even when the 7382 delivers outputs in excess of 130 dB SPL.

Drawing on integrated processing and decades of research, the 7382 also works with GLM software to control bass management and solve issues of subwoofer placement in unpredictable rooms, and even to build entire arrays of Genelec subwoofers.

“With the launch of the S360 and 7382, we now have an extended comprehensive range of monitors and subwoofers for all room sizes, SPL requirements and listening distances,” commented Genelec Managing Director Siamäk Naghian.

“Besides their compatibility with all types of high-SPL music applications, we see the S360 and 7382 finding their place in larger Immersive Audio systems, where the listener by definition needs to find themselves utterly immersed in the experience, aware of every detail. That same precision is at the heart of every Genelec monitor. It is why we believe so deeply in the growth of these exciting new multichannel formats, and why we have produced the S360 and 7382: to realize that immersive potential like never before.”

The arrival of the S360 and 7382 coincides with the publication of a new set of educational tools aimed at helping professionals to better understand and make use of Immersive Audio. Titled Genelec Immersive Solutions, the publication will include a comprehensive overview of the requirements for creating an effective immersive audio setup, including insights into the most commonly adopted formats and the Genelec solutions required to make the most of them. Due to launch alongside the S360 and 7382, the publication will also be available for download from www.genelec.com/immersive.

The Genelec S360 Smart Active Monitor and 7382 Smart Active Subwoofer will have U.S. pricing as follows:

S360: $4595.00
7382: $11,995.00

For more information visit www.genelec.com.

Genelec’s new high-SPL Smart Active Monitors™: two-way S360 (foreground), and the 7382 subwoofer (background), featuring full integration with Genelec’s GLM software

Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology, is celebrating 40 years of designing and manufacturing active loudspeakers for true and accurate sound reproduction. Genelec is credited with promoting the concept of active transducer technology. Since its inception in 1978, Genelec has concentrated its efforts and resources into creating active monitors with unparalleled sonic integrity. The result is an active speaker system that has earned global acclaim for its accurate imaging, extremely high acoustic output from small enclosures, true high-fidelity with low distortion, and deep, rich bass.

Genelec is also celebrating over 10 years of its Smart Active Monitoring™ technology, which allows studio monitors to be networked, configured and calibrated for the user’s specific acoustic environment. Each Smart Active Monitor or subwoofer is equipped with advanced internal DSP circuitry, which tightly integrates with the GLM (Genelec Loudspeaker Manager) software application, running on Mac or PC. GLM’s reference microphone kit allows the user’s acoustic environment to be analyzed, after which GLM’s AutoCal feature optimizes each Smart Active Monitor for level, distance delay, subwoofer crossover phase and room response equalization, with the option of further fine tuning by the user. By minimizing the room’s influence on the sound, Smart Active Monitors deliver an unrivalled reference, with excellent translation between rooms.

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Audionamix releases IDC: Instant Dialogue Cleaner

Audionamix, the global leader in audio source separation, releases the IDC: Instant Dialogue Cleaner plug-in, its first real-time, cloudless solution that uses deep neural network (DNN) artificial intelligence to automatically clean up speech. IDC features unique and effective dialogue cleaning technology through an intuitive interface, offering powerful cleanup with the turn of a knob.

Unlike traditional denoisers that learn and remove noise profiles, IDC automatically detects and separates speech regardless of the surrounding content. IDC therefore excels where other tools struggle, and addresses complex audio issues including wind, birds or insects, car and plane interference and troubleshooting distant, roomy recordings. Users can quickly and easily clean up dialogue from production audio, field recordings, news and sports recordings and more, making it the perfect tool for audio post professionals, dialogue editors, re-recording mixers and broadcast engineers.

“IDC is unique because unlike traditional denoisers that learn and remove noise, it works by separating and preserving speech, regardless of the interference,” says Maciej Zielinski, CEO of Audionamix. “This plug-in offers immediate dialogue clean up with the turn of a knob and addresses common audio issues such as complex variable noise interference including weather, traffic noise, music and room ambience.”

The feature set includes +/- 24dB independent gain control over separated background and speech elements, allowing users to remove unwanted background content and preserve separated speech. The separation strength parameter controls the amount of separated background to avoid artifacts.

IDC is available in VST2, VST3, AU, AAX Native and AudioSuite formats for both Mac and Windows systems. The plug-in supports sample rates from 44.1kHz to 192kHz, bit depths between 16 and 32-bits, and features fully-automatable plug-in settings. IDC is currently available for the retail price of $199.

About Audionamix

Since 2003, Audionamix has established itself as the global leader in audio source separation. Based on years of audio signal processing research, the company developed the revolutionary, patented ADX Technology, and continues to pioneer audio solutions for the film, broadcast and music industries. Audionamix has demonstrated technical expertise in isolating and separating elements from master recordings to empower producers, engineers and artists to create exciting new productions, and unlock television and movie assets for worldwide distribution. For more information, please visit audionamix.com.

Drum Channel’s new Drummer Directory makes It easier than ever to study with the world’s greatest drummers.

Whether it’s technique, time-keeping, tuning or virtually any other drumming-related subject, the award-winning Drum Channel website contains the widest variety of educational drum videos on the internet. Plus, with nearly 1000 lessons, courses, classes and play-alongs available from more than 150 of the world’s top drummers and percussionists, Drum Channel also offers the largest quantity and highest quality of online drum instruction.

And now, with the addition of its advanced “Drummer Directory” to the site, Drum Channel has taken another step forward by giving drummers a quick and easy way to choose their teacher and topic. The Directory features an alphabetical listing of every drummer on the DC site— from legends like Terry Bozzio, Neil Peart, Jim Keltner and Charlie Watts to modern stars such as Luke Holland, Thomas Lang, Tony Royster, Jr. and Dave Elitch— with sublinks to individual pages for each player showing all of their available content. Drummers can merely select the instructional videos they want to watch and access the content from the Drum Channel store.

“Drum Channel has a huge range of relevant content drummers want to study,” says founder Don Lombardi. “With the ‘Drummer Directory’, we now have a faster, easier way for them to choose the artists they want to study with.”

For more information, visit www.drumchannel.com.

Legacy guitar brand retools for the future

Drum Workshop Inc., owner of the 50 plus year, storied brand, recently announced plans to update most of its current models.  Much of the comprehensive strategy is said to focus on a review of existing models and price points with the long term goal of laying groundwork for a future that offers diehard Ovation fans a value proposition consistent with past models, while delivering stand-out instruments to a new generation of guitar enthusiasts.

“Ovation has always been predicated on innovation, advancement, sound quality, ease of use and playability. Although the market segment has changed quite a bit since Ovation launched in the 70’s, that still holds true today.  It’s parallel to the DW Drums philosophy and we need to make sure we are abiding by the legacy that Charlie Kaman created over 50 years ago.”, said newly-appointed Ovation Brand Coordinator, William Robinson.

The brand will launch a revised website and pricing in August and has plans to step-up specifications and features on import and U.S. made product in the coming year.  Meanwhile, Ovation’s New Hartford, CT facility will cease operations to clear the way for the brand’s new direction.  Existing U.S. inventory will continue to be sold during the transition process.

Drum Workshop President and C.E.O., Chris Lombardi added, “We really want these guitars to be embraced by a new audience, while in keeping with what Ovation means to so many people around the world. We hear from guitarists that tell us Ovation was their first guitar and they still play it today.  That means it made a substantial impact on the industry and we want to keep that feeling alive.  It’s what makes Ovation so special.”

ABOUT OVATION GUITARS

Founded in 1965, Ovation Guitars is an American manufacturer of acoustic-electric guitars, basses, mandolins and ukuleles. Known for their distinctive parabolic-shaped, composite backs, multi-wood epaulets and integrated electronics, Ovation guitars have been played by such legendary artists as Glen Campbell, Melissa Etheridge, Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Richie Sambora, Jimmy Page and Kevin Cronin among others.  For more information, visit www.ovationguitars.com

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 www.dwdrums.com

Introducing the all-new Rode SC6-L mobile interview kit

Australian pro audio giant RØDE Microphones launches the brand new SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit, the latest Lightning connected recording solution for Apple iOS Devices.

The SC6-L is a compact duo-3.5mm TRRS-to-Lightning Mobile Interface that enables broadcast-quality audio recording with two RØDE smartLav+ microphones; a compact solution for on-the-go interviews and podcasts, both for audio only and filmed scenarios. It’s a pro-quality pocket podcast studio!

Thanks to the 3.5mm headphone jack, you can both monitor in real time and listen to playback. Download the free RØDE Reporter App to adjust input and monitor levels, along with a suite of other settings to reduce work in post – you can even share it immediately. The Mobile Interview Kit will also work with other iOS recording software. Simply plug-set-&-record.

The SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit comes packaged with the new SC6-L Interface, 2 x Clips, 2 x Windshields, 1 x Storage Pouch, and 2 x smartLav+ Microphones – RØDE’s professional-grade lavaliers. These discreet and portable miniature mics are made with omnidirectional condenser capsules and Kevlar® reinforced cables – the ideal choice for a wide range of film, TV, podcast and broadcast applications.

“We’re thrilled to announce the launch of RØDE’s new additions to iOS audio capture,” commentsDamien Wilson, CEO of RØDE Microphones. “Following on from the VideoMic Me-L, the SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit is perfect for both media pros and emerging content creators, providing broadcast-ready audio on Apple devices at a stellar price. These products further cement our position as the choice for Today’s
Creative Generation™.”

The SC6-L Mobile Interface andsmartLav+ microphones are also available for purchase separately.

About RØDE Microphones:

RØDE Microphones (www.rode.com) designs and manufactures high-quality microphones and related accessories for studio, live and location use. Its products are designed and primarily manufactured in Sydney, Australia and exported to over 116 countries globally. It is part of The Freedman Group, with APHEX, Event and SoundField.