Posts From Category: Studio Gear

Seymour Duncan Releases the PowerStage 700

Seymour Duncan Releases the PowerStage 700

SANTA BARBARA, CA June 29, 2017 – Seymour Duncan, a leading manufacturer of guitar electronics, announces the PowerStage™ 700, the first power amp designed specifically for guitar players who create their tone with pedals, modelers and effects processors. The PowerStage 700 is a stereo power amp that offers 700 watts of power per channel, a clean preamp section and …

Introducing Analog Four & Analog Rytm MKII

Introducing Analog Four & Analog Rytm MKII

Swedish musical instrument company Elektron today announced Analog Four MKII and Analog Rytm MKII. They are the successors to the analog synthesizer Analog Four and the analog drum machine Analog Rytm. The MKII versions are improved in many areas and offer several new features and upgrades. Analog Four MKII is a four voice analog tabletop synthesizer. …

Elektron Octatrack MKII unveiled

Elektron Octatrack MKII unveiled

Swedish musical instrument company Elektron today announced Octatrack MKII, the successor to the highly influential performance sampler Octatrack Octatrack MKII is an eight track performance sampler and sequencer, designed for both live performers and studio producers. Thanks to its clever combination of internal tracks, MIDI tracks and in- and outputs, it is perfect as the …

Focusrite Red and RedNet Interfaces Allow Sophisticated Workflows for Gil Gowing’s New Venture

Focusrite Red and RedNet Interfaces Allow Sophisticated Workflows for Gil Gowing's New Venture

After two decades of helping audio professionals navigate increasingly more complex workflows and incorporate the latest technology in their creative process, Gil Gowing has become known as the “Go-to Guy” for helping artists achieve their creative aspirations. In February of this year, Gowing set out on his own, starting a consulting and training firm, Digimidi …

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 …