New Software/Hardware for Audio Production

Apr 1, 2001 12:00 PM

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ROLAND VS-2480

Roland's (www.rolandus.com) VS-2480 V-Studio offers 24-track/24-bit recording (at up to 96 kHz), 384 virtual tracks (up to 16 can be recorded simultaneously) and automated 64-channel/34-bus digital mixing with up to eight stereo effects processors. Editing features include 1,000 markers, 100 locators, 999 levels of Undo, ASCII keyboard and mouse inputs for easier editing, and a VGA monitor connection for viewing the most common LCD screens. Each channel has dynamics and 4-band EQ and two stereo effects processors offering reverb, delay, COSM guitar amp/mic/speaker modeling, and a Mastering Tool Kit. Faders can control inputs, tracks, auxes, effects returns and MIDI information. Options include a meter bridge and channel Edit Controller.
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CYCLING ’74 RADIAL

A loop-based composition and performance program for the Mac, radiaL from Cycling ’74 (www.cycling74.com) is designed for composition, sound design and live performance. The application offers loop-sequencing functions such as Tempo, Pitch and Sample Editing in a modular environment centered around a “cockpit-style” interface with “loop gauges.” Users can create their own modules or work from the provided components within Cycling ’74's Max/MSP environment. The software supports .AIF, .WAV and MP3 files; features include sample-accurate loop playback with pitch and time shifting, an automatable modulation matrix, MotorMix support and multichannel I/O, with support for ASIO, ReWire, DirectConnect and VST. A free loop library is included. radiaL will be available next quarter for less than $200.
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GLYPH FIREWIRE GEAR

Glyph (www.glyphtech.com) announced a FireWire edition of its X-Project drive for the Digi 001 and other DAWs. The unit is optimized for A/V production, configuration is tabletop or rackmountable, and it has 30 MB of storage space with a spindle speed of 7,200 rpm. Because it's FireWire, it has hot-pluggable dynamic reconfiguration, and it automatically mounts on the desktop. Glyph also offers WildFire , a 3-in-1 CD-RW that writes at 8×, rewrites at 4× and reads at 32× speeds. It's Disk-at-Once Red Book compliant and includes a cable and Toast software.
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APPLIED ACOUSTIC TASSMAN 2.0

Applied Acoustic Systems (www.appliedacoustics.com) introduced Version 2.0 of its Tassman physical modeling-based modular software synth. New in Version 2: support for Dxi and VST plug-in formats, reduced latency, better integration of the Builder/Player interfaces and new sound modules. Other Tassman features include 32-bit floating-point calculations, polyphonic, multitimbral functionality, customizable MIDI support, hundreds of pre-patched instruments and synths, full parameter customization of all modules and import/export of audio samples (8- or 16-bit mono or stereo .WAV files).
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STEINBERG HALION

Steinberg introduces (www.steinberg.net) HALion, a VST instrument sampler. Features include an embedded loop editor with extensive crossfade functions, such as nondestructive editing and automatic identification of zero crossings, a Keyzone window that allows drag-and-drop sample loading and velocity and layer modification via resizing a keyzone. A variety of filters are built-in; effects include a Fatness function. Samples are streamed directly from disk to eliminate RAM limitations. HALion is compatible with most CD sample libraries; it supports .WAV, .AIF and Akai import, with more format support planned.
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ANTARES AUTO-TUNE 3

Antares (www.antarestech.com) released Version 3 of its Auto-Tune pitch correction software. The upgrade has a completely redesigned interface with an Automatic mode for real-time correction of pitch problems or a Graphical mode for more detailed work. Auto-Tune now offers phase-coherent pitch correction of stereo tracks and includes a Bass mode that lowers the lowest detectable frequency for correction by an octave, down to 25 Hz, for pitch-correcting fretless bass and other low-register instruments. Target pitches can be set in real time via MIDI, and a Make Scale from MIDI function lets Auto-Tune construct custom scales played from a MIDI keyboard or sequencer. It also now supports 96kHz resolution.
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STORCASE DRIVE ENCLOSURES

The Data Silo DS351 from Storcase (www.storcase.com) is a steel rackmount enclosure designed to house four 3.5- or 5.25-inch, half-height CD-ROM, optical disk, tape or hard drives, including StorCase's Data Express removable drive enclosures. The 4-bay expansion chassis is available wired and unwired and can support up to four separate host interfaces. The Data Silo DS320 houses two 3.5-inch or 5.25-inch drives, and is prewired for either single- or dual-host interfaces. The Data Express® DE100 is a removable drive enclosure for mounting 3.5-inch, half-height or low-profile SCSI or IDE drives into 5.25-inch, half-height peripheral bays. All Data Express models feature a front-accessible key lock that secures the carrier within the receiving frame.
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UPGRADES AND UPDATES

Kind of Loud's (www.kindofloud.com) Pro Tools 5.1-compatible versions of RealVerb 5.1, SmartPan Pro, Tweetie, Woofie and the SmartCode Pro encoders are shipping. In addition, Digidesign will bundle Tweetie and Woofie…Berkley Integrated Audio Software (www.biasinc.com) announces that Deck 2.7 is now available. Deck now supports most ASIO-compatible audio hardware. Upgrades to Deck 2.7 are free for customers who purchased BIAS Deck 2.62 or later…Waves announces a version of the L2 UltraMaximizer for Pro Tools 24|MIX TDM systems (Mac only); visit www.waves.com…Roland (www.rolandus.com) continues down the USB path with the SC-D70 Sound Canvas, an audio/MIDI interface/synthesizer. The unit has 24-bit A/D/A conversion, GM2/GS, coaxial/optical I/O, MIDI I/O and a mic/hi-Z input…Bitheadz (www.bitheadz.com) Retro AS-1 and Unity DS-1 have been updated to Version 2.1.1; both versions now include direct support for the Roland PC-300 USB MIDI keyboard…Hal Leonard (www.halleonard.com) has partnered with the Yamaha Music Sales Group (www.yamaha.com) to form YMH Digital Publishing to develop Internet-based products…XyTech released MetaVault, a media asset software system. MetaVault features media content storage database with Search, Inventory and Shipping/Receivng functions; visit www.xytech.com for more information…LaCie (www.lacie.com) is now shipping its 10GB, 20GB and 30GB PocketDrives , which measure 3.5×5.75×0.6 inches, weigh less than a pound, and offer USB and FireWire support…Luxor debuts the LCT-15, an oak mobile computer workstation desk with a 3-tier computer workstation setup with recessed monitor well, CD storage rack, pull-out keyboard shelf, CPU tower holder and more. Check it out at www.luxorfurn.com.






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