Synchro Arts offers free 90-day licences for customers who can’t use their software due to COVID-19

To ensure customers can continue working remotely with both VocALign and Revoice Pro despite many workplaces being closed due to COVID-19, Synchro Arts are offering all owners of their products free duplicate 90-day licenses until further notice.

If you’re an individual Synchro Arts customer who needs to request a free duplicate 90-day product license just complete the form on this page. Alternatively, companies or institutions that need to request multiple licenses should contact Synchro Arts directly.

About Synchro Arts: Founded in 1994 and based just outside of London, Synchro Arts create tools and technology to help craft great vocal performances. Their products enable music producers, engineers and audio post professionals perform complex manual editing tasks both quickly and intuitively, saving countless hours of studio time.

Their first product VocALign was released in 1995 and is now the world’s number one audio alignment plugin. Then in 2012, Synchro Arts launched Revoice Pro, their flagship vocal production software which offers not only timing and pitch adjustment across multiple tracks, but advanced tuning and vocal doubling too.

SYNERGY Amps releases dual-channel all-tube Synergy module

ENGL Amplifiers have a long legacy of well-loved, precise-sounding high-gain amplifiers. The legendary Powerball is one of ENGLs most iconic designs and allows metal players to find equally inspiring shades throughout the whole gain range.

By partnering with such iconic amplifier brands like ENGL and designers such as Horst Langer, SYNERGY is able to offer these sought-after tones in all-tube designs that are perfect for the direct-recording, lower-stage-volume, and compact-guitar-rig demands of today.

Just like the original head, the all tube preamp Module also features the standard
3-band EQ, gain, and volume controls, but two Gain Lo/Hi and Mid Boost switches per channel to put a world of these German-engineered tones at your fingertips.

It’s easy to see why the SYNERGY preamp module system is taking the industry by storm.

Engl Powerball Preamp Module Features:

  • Built in U.S.A.
  • All-tube preamp module custom designed by Horst Langer and Engl Amplification
  • Two channels offer switching between Overdrive and High Gain Distortion
  • Blue: Channel 3 Powerball – Gain, Volume, 3-Band EQ, Gain & Mid Boost Switches
  • Red: Channel 4 Powerball – Gain, Volume, 3-Band EQ, Gain & Mid Boost Switches
  • 2 x 12AX7 preamp tubes ensure rich harmonic performance
  • Easy to install and remove from Synergy preamp docks
  • Dual/Single switch allows the module to be used with older Egnater and Randall hardware
  • Three-position cathode select switch allows you to configure the input tube bias setting for optimum input gain and bass response

Visit www.SynergyAmps.com

Sound Magic introduces Laurel Pipa Version 2.0 featuring pipa, popular Chinese instruments also known as Chinese lute

Cutting-edge audio technologies developer Sound Magic is proud to announce availability of Laurel Pipa — its latest hybrid modelling virtual instrument for Mac (AU 32-/64-bit, VST 32-/64-bit) and Windows (VST 32-/64-bit), featuring Pipa, a popular Chinese instruments also known as Chinese Lute — as of Mar 27th, 2020.

Pipa is a four-stringed Chinese musical instrument which has a pear-shaped wooden body with a varying number of frets ranging from 12-26, belonging to the plucked category of instruments. The Pipa is able to express a wide range of emotions. It can be bright and harsh when you need to portray battles or great tension. The Pipa can also melt your heart with it’s warm expressive tones on sad songs or love ballads.

The Pipa, also known as the Chinese lute, is one of the most popular Chinese instruments and has been played for almost two thousand years. In comparison to western instruments such as violins or guitars, the Pipa has traditionally been dependent on many performance skills to produce it’s wide variations in sound. This 3GB library covers nearly all existing performance skills of Pipa, with over 15 categories.

Sound Magic completely recording a new sample set for Laurel Pipa Version 2.0 using today’s best recording gears.. This deeply sampled 3GB Library is using the latest hybrid modeling technology, it can also represent Tremolo, bending and harmonic more vivid than other sampled instrument. The playability from modeling technology enables it to change timbre real time during playing, and this gives the sound more varieties and expressive than sampled instrument. What is more, we also include different playing noise inside the library so it can achieve a result you cannot even differentiate from the real ones.

Modelling can do the things that sampling technology cannot. Users can start legato or glissando anytime you want, on any technique it has, not limited to the patch that has sampled legato. Also, musicians can change timbre in real times as a modeled instrument. With modeling technology, y an instrument’s sound will keep changing, not the fixed or dead as a sampled instrument. In audio demos, you can clearly hear how the instrument changes through time; give the sound unlimited possibilities and varieties.

Sound Magic further expanded its technology to achieve more authentic sounds from sampling without sacrificing creative control. For perspective, this means starting with non-vibrato and then fading in vibrato sustain while changing depth and speed. Or, users can also change Tremolo speed in real time while optimize control or to leverage human behaviors in the vibrato for enhanced realism in the final version.

Laurel Pipa has a MSRP as $99, now has introduction offer as $69 for three months.

Laurel Pipa is available to purchase online directly via Sound Magic Co., Ltd for $69.00 USD from here:

https://neovst.com/product/laurel-pipa/

Sound Magic also have announced the China Impression Special Sale Event offering up to 71% discounts on instrument and effect plugins until April 1st.  Many diffferent Chinese Ethnic Instruments join in this special sale evernt.

Direct Sale page is here

https://neovst.com/sale/

Waldorf Music announces firmware update for Quantum synthesizer

Having began beta-testing last year, high-quality synthesizer developer Waldorf Music is proud to announce availability of the highly-anticipated version 2.0 firmware for its flagship Quantum Synthesizer — a major, feature-packed update centred around a new Kernel oscillator type alongside an array of other additions and improvements in keeping with the innovative instrument’s apt appellation — as of March 27…

Dictionaries define quantum as a discrete quantity of energy proportional in magnitude to the frequency of the radiation it represents — or words to that effect in terms of physics, that is. Or, alternatively, an analogous discrete amount of any other physical quantity, such as momentum or electric charge. Certainly Waldorf Music’s Quantum Synthesizer flagship fits the bill by taking another quantum leap in terms of its already superlative sound synthesis capabilities courtesy of its version 2.0 firmware update, ultimately centred around a new Kernel oscillator type to complement the four (Wavetable, Waveform, Resonator, and Particle) synthesis algorithms already available to each of its three oscillators, opening up additional avenues of serious sonic exploration to those passionate performers or seasoned sound designers determined to tweak or dive deeper still.

So what is this newfangled Kernel ‘oscillation’ thing all about? Simply speaking, it is a modular approach in which up to six so-called Kernel Operators can be freely combined into a single oscillator. Effectively, each is an oscillator in its own right, realising a diversity of timbres. These range from using sine and classic waveforms via wavetables through to noise. Needless to say, users could combine, for example, three wavetables with a sine wave and noise within a single Quantum Synthesizer oscillator. On the face of it, anything goes with anything.

Access to those clearly creative Kernel Operators comes in two flavours. For intuitive sound design, without the need to dive into FM (Frequency Modulation) intervals, there is an innovative Template Mode featuring 14 factory templates to create classic FM sounds through to forward-looking inharmonic textures and abstract tones. Those templates feature five individual meaningful sound parameters each, and a further five macro parameters are available in the Quantum Synthesizer’s main Modulation Matrix. Moreover, creation and exchange of user templates is perfectly possible.

For full scale editing of kernels — where each could conceivably be an individual wavetable, classic waveform, or noise — and all of their parameters, Full Edit Mode means business with the following features: individual audio rate modulations between kernels — classic Phase FM, true FM, wavetable position (allowing for strange structures in audio rate), amplitude modulation, and ring modulation; kernel self-feedback; free patching of kernels into algorithms with up to three modulation inputs for each kernel; classic FM algorithm presets; individual dual decay stage envelope for each kernel; three-segment individual level scaling over key range for each kernel; five macro parameters for each kernel oscillator; six-slot modulation matrix control of macro parameters within each kernel oscillator (with modulation destinations for each kernel including Level, Pan, Pitch, Freq Offset, Feedback, Wavetable — allowing for cross-wavetable modulations, Attack, and Decay); six pitch modes for each kernel (Ratio, Sub-Ratio, Radio + Offset, Semitones, Fixed, and LFO); individual phase control for each kernel; and import of legacy FM format.

It is perfectly possible, then, to view the Quantum Synthesizer’s Kernel synthesis abilities as an oscillator construction kit, allowing for traditional approaches like a six-operator FM synth, as well as providing an experimental space for future-facing synthesis techniques.

That’s not all, though. The highly-anticipated version 2.0 firmware for Waldorf Music’s flagship Quantum Synthesizer also adds an array of other additions and improvements in keeping with the innovative instrument’s apt appellation. As such, Wavetable synthesis engine enhancement comes courtesy of three new user interface display modes — 3D, Wave, and Spectrum (with the latter two reflecting Phase, Position, Stepped, Limit, Spectrum, and Brilliance parameters). Particle, meanwhile, maximises its grain length to one second. Sampling (in Particle’s non-granular mode and Resonator) features new (Forward and Backward) Direction parameters and also respects Loop modes (including the newly-added PingPong) while there is also crossfade functionality for loops; sample start position can be used as a modulation destination in the Modulation Matrix; a new Edit screen for Particle and Resonator shows all individual settings for each sample entry in the Sample Map; various zooming and selection options are now available; and there is a fine-grained control for sample start and end points as well as loop start and end points. There are also new Output Level and Pan parameters for the analogue filter and digital former. The Routing display now shows effect type names and state. An auto-scaling Envelope curve is now shown. The Destination encoder can now be pushed for flipping through groups of Modulation Matrix destinations. There is a new Parameter-only Sequencer mode with up to eight parameter tracks, and Arp (arpeggiator) and Seq (sequencer) screens are now merged into a common screen. Sync now shows musical values for sync ratios. Enhanced editing is enabled by pushing the Display encoder to toggle between Normal, Fine, and Super modes, and if a parameter from the bottom row is edited and in focus then that parameter can also be changed with the main encoder while in focus. File browsing now reacts to the main encoder for scrolling and when performing open/save routines, while pushing the main encoder also selects options when scrolling through menus. USB storage devices are now supported. Expanded AudioFile Editor functions include zooming, scrolling, selection, and editing (Various Normalize, Trim, Cut, Fade In/Out, Reverse, and Silence); single-level Undo/Redo; Record Trigger (Manual, Note, and Signal Threshold); Input VU, Input Monitor Level, and Physical Recording Level. Patch management improvements include: a new feature filter for use with Arp, Seq, Mono, and Layered sounds, and more; a new bulk delete action Load screen action menu; an ability to export patches with samples — all related samples will be put into a Samples subdirectory within the export directory; samples matching patches in the Samples subdirectory will be imported, and if a sample already exists in the internal flash memory then it will not be copied. A screen saver can be set to run after a selected number of minutes to protect the main display from burn-in if the Quantum Synthesizer is left running for hours on end without anything being touched.

When Waldorf Music launched its flagship Quantum Synthesizer to widespread critical acclaim, it sonically signalled an exciting new chapter in its longstanding tradition of designing groundbreaking high-end synthesizers. Introducing its highly-anticipated version 2.0 firmware with so many additions and improvements indicates that this exciting-sounding synthesizer story is far from finished. For now, there are already more than enough fanciful features available to keep both tweakers and deep divers seriously sonically satisfied for some time to come!

The Quantum Synthesizer is already available through Waldorf Music’s growing global network of distributors (https://www.waldorfmusic.com/en/international-distributors) at an SRP (Suggested Reseller Price) of €3,550.00 EUR (excluding tax).

Owners of the Quantum Synthesizer can download the version 2.0 firmware update for free from their myWaldorf account (https://waldorfmusic.com/en/user-login) where they can also download a sound set with over 250 new Quantum Synthesizer patches for free.

For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated Quantum Synthesizer webpage here: https://www.waldorfmusic.com/en/quantum

Watch Waldorf Music’s music-see teaser video for the Quantum Synthesizer’s highly-anticipated version 2.0 firmware update here: https://youtu.be/23BTqj0SSa8

About Waldorf Music (www.waldorfmusic.com)

The well-known Waldorf Music marque has been synonymous with high-quality synthesizers for over 30 years; indeed, its innovative position in the electronic musical instruments marketplace dates back to 1989 with the release of the wavetable synthesis-based Microwave.This extraordinary reincarnation of the legendary PPGWave series — arguably amongst the most coveted high-end synthesizers of the early Eighties — was instrumental in bringing the dominance of Japanese and American synthesizers to an end. Waldorf continued this unique technology tradition with successive synthesizer releases ranging from the mighty Wave — perhaps the most impressive, expressive, and user-friendly sound synthesis tool ever built — to raising the bar for VA (Virtual Analogue) synthesizers with the introduction of the popular Q series from 1999 onwards.The new millennium saw the trailblazing company making a timely move into the brave new world of music software with the release of its first VST Instrument, PPG Wave 2.V, a tradition it continues to this day with more recent software releases including its Nave advanced wavetable synthesizer. Subsequent successes in the high-quality hardware arena include the Blofeld synthesizer — forging sound and design into an unbeatable price/performance ratio in both desktop and keyboard versions — and Zarenbourg, a contemporary electric piano par excellence, as well as the cost-conscious Rocket (synthesizer), 2-Pole (analogue filter), and Streichfett (string synthesizer) desktop modules. Meanwhile, Waldorf broadened its appeal further still by introducing Nave to transform any iPad into an advanced wavetable synthesizer. 2020 (and beyond) sees a slew of new high-quality synthesizers set to take the Waldorf name to the hands-on musical masses, whether working with its recently-released Quantum high-class hybrid synthesizer keyboard flagship, FPGA processing-powered Kyra VA Synthesizer desktop or other hardware (including a welcomed move into the popular Eurorack modular synth system format) or software (including iOS).

© 2020 Waldorf Music GmbH

ProducerLoops releases Essence Of Analogue Vol. 1: House sample pack

‘Essence of Analogue Vol 1: House’ by Producer Loops is just oozing with sensual, sassy, and smooth grooves. A well-crafted combination of saturated drum machines, vintage synths and processed rich bass work, this epic collection of House loops and one-shots guarantees to give your house track the analogue quality it deserves.

This pack is the first installment in our ‘Essence of Analogue’ series, which was recorded and processed exclusively using analogue synths, drum machines and outboard.

Equipment Used (for Series):

Analogue Drum Machines: Linndrum 1, Linndrum 2, Boss DR-220, E-MU SP12 and Oberheim DMX.

Analogue Synthesizers: Moog Voyager, DSI Prophet 6, DSI Poly Evolver, Novation Peak and SH-101

Analogue Outboard: SSL G Series Stereo Compressor, Empirical Labs Distressor, Pultec EQ

The producer of choice has laid it all on the line in this expertly crafted collection that’s loyal to the essence of house. Everything was recorded and sourced from the analogue domain to keep all of this content as warm, silky and smooth as possible. Nestled inside you’ll find all the analogue induced synths, pads, and percussion loops to be grooving smoothly to some new House music.

MIDI Files Included:

Like so many other Producer Loops products, ‘Future Retro’ includes MIDI files for each Kit, 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 content is 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:

Each kit includes a set of drums shots, allowing you to create your own beats, fills and loops to expand the existing material. Simply load them up into your sampler of choice and create an infinite number of new grooves and beats.

Royalty-Free:

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

Product Details:

• ACIDized WAV Files
• Apple Loops/AIFF Files
• REX2 Loops
• Reason ReFill
• Ableton Live Pack 8.1.3+
• Loops Synced To BPM
• 44.1kHz/24-Bit
• PC/Mac Compatible
• Royalty-Free (No Exceptions)

Price and Availability:

‘Essence of Analogue Vol 1: House’’ is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £29.95 / 34.72 EUR. More information is available at: https://www.producerloops.com

Tracktion launches Waveform Free

Tracktion Corporation hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well in these difficult times.

Tracktion’s  Waveform Free is perfect for making and sharing music for anyone stuck at home, self-isolating. It has no restrictions, other than imagination and more capabilities than most enthusiastic producers will ever need. Stay safe at home, keep busy, get the creative juices flowing and dive into a genuinely complete, stand-alone, FREE DAW.

The new DAW is suitable for all three major desktop operation systems; Windows, OSX and Linux as well as the revolutionary Raspberry Pi. It is fully compatible with the new generation of expressive instruments and also supports MPE. Waveform Free includes many of Tracktion’s recent popular innovations including; the MIDI Pattern Generator to create synchronized melodies, chord progressions, bass lines and more, the powerful 40SC Virtual Synthesizer and Micro Drum Sampler.

The deeply capable Waveform Free can tackle a wide range of tasks and produce professional results. With an unlimited track count and a truly adept feature set, users can add as many plugins as they like to start writing straightaway, in fact the only limit is a musicians creativity!

Getting started is easy with dozens of tutorial videos as well numerous fantastic templates such as EDM production, band recording and mixing, location recording for churches schools and many others. Whether producing the next smash hit, designing sound for video, recording & editing podcasts or live recording, Waveform Free, without limits or constraints, has it covered. Designed to offer immediate results, Tracktion’s Waveform Free is set to become a future standard.

Plus, if musicians fall in love with Tracktion Free and want to take it to the next level, Waveform Pro has the perfect selection of deep dive tools.

Take Care, Keep Well and Go Produce!

To Download Waveform Free, visit marketplace.tracktion.com/shop/free-daw

Roland partners with Skoove to offer three months of free online piano lessons

Roland, a leading manufacturer of electronic musical instruments and professional video products, announces its partnership with Skoove offering three months of free online piano lessons to users across countries including the U.S.U.K. and Japan, among many others. Owners of qualifying Roland pianos* will receive unlimited access to hundreds of songs and interactive courses they can access anytime on their computers, smartphones or tablets.

“At Roland, we’ve always believed in the power of music and the benefits that it brings,” said Roland Americas Vice President of Marketing, Chris Halon. “And in these uncertain times, when we’re advised to reduce contact with others, being able to sit at an instrument and play could help us more than we realize.”

“Around the world, people now have a window of opportunity to pursue new hobbies or refine their skills,” said Florian Plenge, CEO of Skoove. “We are pleased to partner with Roland in sharing the joy of piano to newcomers and existing players alike. Together our aligned goal is to make this time at home more enjoyable and serve as a source of inspiration.”

Skoove is the software developer behind interactive apps for learning piano, including the popular Skoove: Learn Piano. Users learn how to play piano step by step, receive real-time feedback and can play some of yesterday and today’s most popular songs. The platform is a great way for music teachers to work with students online and keep in contact with pupils from the comfort of their home.

Sign up, stay safe and make music!

To learn more, visit Roland.com.

*Qualifying piano supporting free online lessons from Roland and Skoove include:
DP-90, DP-90S, DP603, DP90e, DP90Se, F-130R, F-140R, FP-10, FP-30, FP-50, FP-60, FP-80, FP-90, GO:KEYS GO-61K, GO:PIANO GO-61P, GO:PIANO88 GO-88P, GO:PIANO with Alexa Built-in, GP-7, GP607, GP609, HP504, HP601, HP603, HP603A, HP605, HP702, HP704, HPi-50e, KF-10, LX-17, LX-7, LX705, LX706, LX708, RP102, RP501R

About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With nearly 50 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for the world to follow. For more information, visit http://www.roland.com or see your local Roland dealer.

About Skoove
At Skoove, we want to unlock the magic of making music for everyone who dreams of playing an instrument. Skoove (Learnfield GmbH) was founded in 2014 in Berlin, Germany.
With more than 1 million users today, we make interactive apps to learn piano. We combine music learning science, audio technology, and machine learning to build a unique company in the music tech space. For more information, visit https://www.skoove.com/.

Celestion announces the availability of the Ruby guitar speaker impulse responses in Two Notes format

Celestion is delighted to announce the availability of their Celestion Ruby Two Notes Guitar Speaker Impulse Responses, for use with the critically acclaimed Torpedo (Studio, Live, C.A.B) hardware, the speaker and miking simulation engine; and Wall of Sound software environment (a DAW plug-in version of Torpedo.)  The Celestion Ruby Two Notes Impulse Responses have been fully re-created in Two Notes’ proprietary format and are available both in the Two notes store, as well as alongside the full line of other genuine Celestion Impulse Responses on CelestionPlus.

The Celestion Ruby Two Notes speaker impulse responses ooze rich musical warmth and bring a familiar alnico vibe, complete with mellow highs and a sophisticated midrange. This Two notes speaker impulse response is the perfect digital representation of the Celestion Ruby delivering a mellow clean sound and rich, saturated gain tones all without sacrificing any of the character you’d expect from Celestion’s world-famous alnico speakers. Recorded in a world-class live room, the new Ruby Two Notes speaker impulse response collection provides a rich variety of guitar speaker tonality, with depth, balance and supreme musicality.

The Celestion Ruby impulse responses in Two Notes format include five different cabinet configurations, available both individually and as a collection:

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

The Two notes IR format gives users full access to all the available functionality of the Two notes environment. These are all new IR captures, closely following the Two notes IR recording protocol. Each cabinet is recorded with 8 microphones, and the user has the capability to move around each microphone in the virtual room: an almost limitless number of IRs generated by the Two notes proprietary format. Each impulse response is fully compatible with the Overload Parameter (available in both Wall of Sound and Torpedo Studio), a unique non-linear convolution processing capability that is able to reproduce the distortion of the speaker when pushed hard.   And there is there’s no difference in quality between the current WAV files and the new Two notes’ format files. Customers get the same highly accurate speaker tones, simply in a format best tailored to the Two notes environment.

Furthermore, adding Celestion IRs to the Two notes environment means users also get the Celestion quality tone re-produced using five additional microphones: AKG C414EB, AKG D12, Beyer Dynamic M160, Coles 4038 and the Neumann U47.

Customers can still use Celestion’s standard WAV format IRs on Two notes’ hardware and software as before, but without the full functionality and additional microphones offered by the Two Notes proprietary format.

The new Celestion Two Notes Ruby Impulse Responses join the collection of other IRs available in Two Notes format such as: Neo 250 Copperback (Two Notes,) Laney cabinets (Two Notes,) Orange Cabinets (Two Notes,)  Suhr Cabinets (Two Notes,) Celestion Blue (Two Notes,)  G12M Greenback (Two Notes) and Vintage 30 (Two Notes.) 

See the extensive collection of other genuine Celestion Impulse Responses, with guitar speaker IRs including the A-Type,  Celestion Blue,  Celestion CreamCelestion GoldClassic Lead 80G10 CreambackHeritage 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 bass impulse responses such as the BL10-100XBN15-400XBN10-200X, BN15-300XPULSE10PULSE12 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.
Celestion Plus.

About Celestion and Celestion Guitar Speakers

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

ddrum unveils Dominion Standard 5-piece shell packs

ddrum introduces the Dominion Standard Shell Packs, the latest addition to the resurrected 2020 Dominion Series. These four Dominion Standard kits, each in the popular 5-piece configuration, offer newly introduced birch shells and four high-quality PVC finish options. Extremely versatile, esthetically appealing, and affordably packaged, the Dominion Standard Shell Packs offer something for every player, regardless of playing style or experience level.

Like other ddrum kits, the Dominion Standard Shell Packs are designed to be tonally consistent and ready-to-play right out of the box. Whereas ddrum’s previous Dominion Series explored the tones of maple and ash, the resurrected 2020 kits use birch wood, which is remarkably versatile and sounds great in both studio and live applications with minimal EQ adjustment. The Dominion Standard Shell Packs marry this new sound with throwback looks, including four killer finishes: Brushed Blue, Midnight Black, Red Sparkle, and Silver Sparkle.

Extra touches on the Dominion Standard Shell Packs include a matching snare drum for an extra pop; an integrated 3-point tom suspension system for secure support; 2.3 mm triple-flange diecast hoops, including on the snare; and a full suite of Remo heads with pinstripes for the toms, a reverse dot on the snare, and a clear Powerstroke® P3 bass drum head with a resonant side and a 10-lug batter for a deep kick aesthetic. Classic Dominion-style box lugs and chrome hardware provide stability and help to ensure excellent tone.

Each Dominion Standard Shell Pack is comprised of 8’’x10’’ and 9’’x12’’ toms (6-ply), a 14’’x16’’ floor tom (6-ply), 18’’x22’’ bass drum (8-ply), and 7’’x13’’ snare drum (8-ply). The industry-standard 45-degree bearing edge creates a wide surface area while producing excellent attack and sustain for drums that sound bright, lively and modern.

The Dominion Standard Shell Pack includes the 5-piece shell pack only at a street price of $599; cymbals and supporting hardware are sold separately.

Learn more at www.ddrum.com.

About ddrum

Led by CEO Evan Rubinson, ddrum is a musician-run enterprise, having worked with some of the biggest names in the industry on the biggest stages and in the best studios all over the world. Since 1983, ddrum has been the standard in electronic triggers, and creates acoustic drums for today’s drummers. www.ddrum.com

Hooke Audio releases Hooke app version 2 for 3D audio & video

Hooke Audio is pleased to announce the release of Hooke App Version 2, a major software update now available as a free download for all iOS and Android users. The Hooke 3D audio and video capture app offers new flexibility and enhanced features for optimal video and binaural audio recording – with support for 720, 1080 and 4K videos, new 24fps frame rate, Wide Angle and Tele lenses, Voice-Over recording, improved focus, stability and expedited rendering, enhanced wireless Bluetooth performance and much more. The Hooke Version 2.0 App is available as a free download for all new and registered users from the App Store and Google Play.

When used with the Hooke Verse, Hooke Audio’s wireless 3D audio microphone system, the Hooke App delivers flawless binaural audio and stunning videos – seamlessly pairing high-quality audio to any smartphone video camera with zero latency. The Hooke Verse and the Hooke App are the perfect solution for recording live music and concert videos, podcasts, acoustic and electric instruments, ASMR, film audio, POV Videos and more in immersive sound.

Updates and new features to the Hooke 3D Audio & Video app include:

– New iOS Background Video Export with expedited rendering to iPhone
– Support for latest iOS/Android camera user interface for optimal video capture quality
– Wide Angle Lens Support for compatible iPhone and Android users
– Tele Lens Support for iPhone Android phones that support wide tele lenses
– Improved camera auto exposure and focus for optimal video capture quality
– improved image stabilization for video capture
– Ability to add grids to recording screen
– Ability to record separately to SD on Android
– 720, 1080 and 4K video support
– 24fps video capture
– 1:1, 4:3 & 16:9 aspect ratio support
– Fixed scaling on larger iPhone X
– Improved Bluetooth performance
– A slew of other bug fixes, stability improvements and app speed performance upgrades!

Compatibility:
The Hooke Audio app is compatible with iPhone / iPad using iOS 12.1 and higher, and for Android users using OS 9.0 and above on any Samsung, Google, HTC, LG, OnePlus and Huawei phone.

Price and Availability:
The Hooke App is a free download for all iPhone / iPad and Android users.

Download from the App Store:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/hooke-audio-binaural-3d-audio/id1063748281
Google Play Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hooke.audio.app&hl=en_US

The Hooke Verse wireless 3D audio recording system is available in the U.S. at B&H and Microcenter, as well is in Japan & EU through licensed affiliates.

For more information about the Hooke Verse or the Hooke App from Hooke Audio, please visit www.hookeaudio.com