Posts From Category: Studio Gear

Novation Circuit: a solution to scales and chords

Novation Circuit: a solution to scales and chords

For today’s outside the box (OTB) producers, getting scales and chords can be a problem. The inspirational grid-based Circuit is a great electronic musical instrument based on two Novation MiniNova synth engines, four drum parts and a six-track, 16-step sequencer. Circuit is extremely flexible in how the note pads in the playing grid can be …

Focusrite RedNet Interfaces Chosen by TV Tech, Inc. for Upgraded 5.1 Mix Truck

Focusrite RedNet Interfaces Chosen by TV Tech, Inc. for Upgraded 5.1 Mix Truck

Audio-video technical management and client support company TV Tech, Inc. launched its first remote audio production truck in 2016, recording and mixing a 14-show music concert series for Verizon’s GO90 live streaming service, and has been a major player in broadcast production for concerts/entertainment ever since. The company has now relaunched the 5.1-channel surround music …

Elektron Digitakt now available for purchase

Elektron Digitakt now available for purchase

Swedish musical instrument company Elektron today announced that Elektron Digitakt, an eight track digital drum machine and sampler, is now available for purchase. Elektron Digitakt is a fun and portable sampler, drum machine and sequencer. Fast, digital and utterly playable. The powerful step sequencer, with 8 audio tracks and 8 MIDI tracks, will leave no …

The new version of Circuit firmware is here

The new version of Circuit firmware is here

Novation’s new version of Circuit firmware, Version 1.5, has been released for Circuit. The new version of Circuit firmware feels much more creative. Circuit 1.5 focusses on increased expression of sequences and closer representation of live-recorded parts. It also enables instant preview of patches, making sound selection quicker and easier while jamming. There are several …

Rich Nevens announced as Focusrite’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales: Commercial & Pro Audio

Rich Nevens announced as Focusrite's Vice President of Worldwide Sales: Commercial & Pro Audio

Focusrite is pleased to announce that Rich Nevens has been appointed Vice President of Worldwide Sales: Commercial & Pro Audio, and will lead the newly formed business unit which consists of RedNet, Red interfaces and the ISA range of products. Damian Hawley, Focusrite’s Director of Global Marketing & Sales said: “Our Dante-based RedNet and Red …

Novation reveals Circuit Mono Station

Novation Circuit Mono Station

Paraphonic analogue synthesiser At the Superbooth exhibition Novation will reveal Circuit Mono Station, a next-generation sequenced monosynth, following the release of Circuit in October 2015. Circuit Mono Station builds on the 32 velocity-sensitive RGB pads found on Circuit, with a paraphonic analogue synthesiser that originates from the Bass Station II, plus three sequencer tracks that benefit …

Novation announces Peak polyphonic synthesiser

Novation Peak polyphonic synthesiser

Novation has chosen the Superbooth exhibition as the best place to launch Peak, a polyphonic synthesiser that is destined to be the brand’s leading synth. Peak’s design consultant was Chris Huggett, the man behind Bass Station, Supernova, OSCar and many more synths, and Peak has its origin in the Bass Station II analogue monosynth. Peak is an …

Novation releases Components Standalone

Novation Components Standalone

After months of development, Novation has unveiled a new update for Components users around the world – Components Standalone. The new update gives users Components on Mac or PC, to use offline and without their Facebook or Google login. If users have registered Novation hardware, they can access Components Standalone by signing in to their …

Focusrite offers more affordability for Clarett 2Pre

Focusrite Clarett 2Pre Offer

A major shift in Clarett 2Pre pricing has been announced by Focusrite, as the company puts the Thunderbolt™ audio interface further in reach for customers. Until 30 April 2017, it is possible to save £90/€100/$100 (US dollars) on the price ofocusrite-clarett-2pre-offerin all participating resellers. Clarett 2Pre comes with up to 119dB dynamic range, superbly low noise, precision 24/192 …

Elektron Digitakt available for pre-order

Elektron announces Digitakt pre-ordering

Swedish music company Elektron today announced that Digitakt, an eight track digital drum machine and sampler, is now available for pre-order. Digitakt is a new compact drum machine from Elektron. It contains all the necessary tools to make people move to the beat. A digital and highly flexible sound engine, sampling capability, a live-friendly sequencer, …

Aroma adds attractiveness to audio material

Aroma Plug-In by Ploytec and intelligent sound & music

Ploytec GmbH/ ism/ Germany (March 13th, 2017) (ictw) – Ploytec, the audio specialists from southern Germany and intelligent sound & music, the Cologne based plug-in experts, just released their newly developed audio tool Aroma. Aroma helps to put analog character & charm into audio recordings in an unprecedented musical way. Four valve or tape like processing units, called …

Focusrite launches iTrack One Pre

Focusrite launches iTrack One Pre

Focusrite is launching a compact mic preamp and guitar input – iTrack One Pre, which is designed for recording high-resolution audio directly onto iPhone or iPad without the need for external power. With a micro-suction base, iTrack One Pre will stick on any flat surface without moving, inviting users to record their tracks while on …

Focusrite takes Interface Shootout blind test to New York

Focusrite Interface Shootout blind test New York

Focusrite has moved its Interface Shootout blind listening test to New York City, battling out Thunderbolt™ interfaces Focusrite Clarett 8PreX, Apogee Ensemble and Universal Audio Apollo 8p. This third Interface Shootout took place at IIWII, a New York recording studio offering a large recording space as well as high-quality analogue recording. The reviewers were FOH …