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This new version of Mixcraft 5 recording software brings professional audio features and video scoring to everyone.
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Acoustica Mixcraft 5
This new version of Mixcraft 5 recording software brings professional audio features and video scoring to everyone.
NAMM Booth: #6329
Find out more information about the Mixcraft 5

AlterMedia Studio Suite 9
Announced on 09/09/09, Studio Suite 9 is now available in four new versions: Solo, Pro, Network and Internet—which all seamlessly track, manage and propel your studio to new levels. Sporting nine new modules, Studio Suite 9 showcases Employee Scheduling, FTP, Productions, Budgets, Web Request, Tasks, and Quick Log. Tons of cool new features have been added, including a fluid drag-drop calendar timeline, a project calendar, "Rental" workflow, split rates, iPhone access, browser access (only in the Internet version), integration with AddressBook, and much more!
www.studiosuite.com

Brainworx bx_control V2
Released for TDM, RTAS, VST and AU systems. After succesfully releasing the V2 of bx_digital in 2009, now it's bx_control's turn. bx_control is a control listening tool and an M/S matrix for recording, mix and mastering purposes. New V2 features include Solo and Meters in place, undo/redo, four settings, dynamic range metering, etc. Free trials (14 days) at www.brainworx-music.de.
NAMM Booth: #6749
Find out more about the bx_control V2

Big Fish Audio Electri6ity
Electri6ity is a very large electric guitar library. It has a wide variety of guitar tones (335, L4, Les Paul, P90, Lips, Rickenbacker, Strat, Tele) and the most complicated Kontakt scripting we've done to date. It's a huge product (several DL DVDs) and has a lot of new technologies we've built specifically for it. Three pickup positions for each guitar, seamless velocity layers, large number of articulations, different playing techniques, strumming, plus effects and amplifiers and stomp boxes.
NAMM Booth: #6514
www.bigfishaudio.com

Cakewalk SONAR 8.5 Producer
SONAR 8 Producer gives you what you need for recording, composing, editing, mixing and mastering. Get innovations that matter, from exclusive features to ignite creativity and perfect your tracks, to groundbreaking technologies that always keep you in control, all backed by the industry's leading 64-bit audio quality. And SONAR 8 Producer provides the go-to production tools you want with the best collection of virtual instruments, mixing and mastering effects found in any DAW. With Version 8.5, SONAR continues to innovate on all fronts. New beat-creation and arrangement tools, a new drum instrument loaded with stellar kits and patterns, enhanced audio quantizing, new multistage effect plug-ins for vocals and percussion, and more combine together to make SONAR the most complete, most professional and best-sounding DAW to deliver your productions.
NAMM Booth: #6700
Find out more about SONAR 8.5 Producer

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Celemony Melodyne Editor
Celemony has released the long-awaited upgrade of Melodyne editor (Mac/Win) with what promises to be jaw-dropping new technology, Direct Note Access (DNA). The program comes in stand-alone and AU, VST and RTAS plug-in versions, and it offers iLok activation or challenge/response authorization on two computers. The big news, of course, is the ability to unravel polyphonic material so as to adjust the pitch, amplitude, timing, formants and various nuances of the constituent parts. The stand-alone version can also export a MIDI file matching a polyphonic part, which is useful for scoring and part doubling. As with previous versions, you also get modes for reshaping rhythmic and monophonic material.
NAMM Booth: #6900
Find out more about Melodyne editor

Lynx Studio Technology AES16e-50
Multiple connectivity options are available on the new AES16e-50 PCI Express Card from Lynx Studio Technology, Inc. In addition to offering 16 channels of 192 kHz AES/EBU digital I/O via its two d-sub ports, the AES16e-50 has 32 digital I/O channels using AES50 technology. AES50 provides a bi-directional, point-to-point connection for multi-channel audio and system control over a single CAT5e or CAT6 cable. The benefits include reliable high-bandwidth data transfers, low latency, and low clock jitter. Complete networks can be built using routers with multiple AES50 ports.
NAMM Booth: #6527
Find out more about the AES16e-50

MakeMusic SmartMusic
A complete music practice system with more than 30,000 titles, featuring our proprietary Intelligent Accompaniment technology that listens to musicians sing or play through a microphone and follows their spontaneous tempo changes. This award-winning, interactive system makes practicing fun and efficient. Supported by leading musicians like Wynton Marsalis, James Galway, Dawn Upshaw and many others.
NAMM Booth: #6114
Find out more about SmartMusic

MOTU UltraLite-mk3 Interface
The UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid from MOTU is said to be the world's first dual FireWire and USB 2 audio interface for Mac and Windows. It offers recording at up to 24-bit/192 kHz, two mic/instrument inputs, six line-level analog inputs, 10 analog outputs, stereo S/PDIF and a headphone output. Other features include a computer-controllable pad, separate 48-volt phantom power switches for the two mic inputs, a switchable -20 dB pad and mic trim range from 0-60 dB. The unit ships with CueMix FX™, a 10-input/14-bus mixer with on-board DSP effects including reverb plus EQ and compression on every input and output.
NAMM Booth: #6410
Find out more about the UltraLite-mk3

PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2010
PG Music announces Version 2010 of Band-in-a-Box intelligent music accompaniment software for Windows. Easy to use: Just type in the chords for any song using standard chord symbols (like C, Fm7 or C13b9) and Band-in-a-Box automatically generates a complete pro-quality arrangement of piano, bass, drums, guitar and strings, in a wide variety of popular styles (jazz, pop, country, classical and more). Add real accompaniment to your song with RealTracks and RealDrums—actual recordings of studio musicians that replace the MIDI track with audio instruments. A Plug-in mode lets users drag and drop tracks between Band-in-a-Box and a sequencer or get chords from audio files with the Audio Chord Wizard.
NAMM Booth: #1209
Find out more about Band-in-a-Box 2010

Rain Recording ION Studio
ION Studio is a high-performance, rackmount audio/video computer that will be shown with Pro Tools HD3 system and two UAD expansion cards.
NAMM Booth: #6324
Find out more about the ION Studio

Rain Recording LiveBook Studio
LiveBook Studio is a high-performance quad-core notebook based on Intel''s "Nehalem" Core i7 architecture. LiveBook Studio will be available for sale starting in early February 2010 with a trio of quad-core processors, a high-performance drive up to 500 GB and up to 8 GB of 1,333MHz DDR3 memory. It also features the new NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M sending 1 GB of video memory to an ultra-high-resolution widescreen display, making it ideal for motion graphics and video editing on the go.
NAMM Booth: #6324
Find out more about the LiveBook Studio

Sibelius 6 Pro
Pro studios, composers, musicians and engineers understand the importance of being able to work with written music. Sibelius 6 Pro has made it easier than ever by taking automated scoring up a notch. Sibelius 6 can now interface with most DAWs and sequencers via ReWire support, allowing the user to add a live performance to an audio recording or sync a recording with a score''s playback. Other features include version tracking, synchronization with video and film, and Magnetic Layout, which gives everything just the right amount of space and avoids collisions to produce beautiful and printable results.
NAMM Booth: #6600
Find out more about Sibelius 6 Pro

SSL Pro-Convert for Mac
Solid State Logic''s Pro-Convert Version 5.5 for Mac OS X offers a new interface using a single control window from which all project settings can be manipulated. Pro-Convert lets DAW users convert session files from one format across the most popular formats, including Pro Tools 7.x, Cubase/Nuendo, Logic, Final Cut Pro and SSL''s own Soundscape.
NAMM Booth: #6907
Find out more about Pro-Convert for Mac

Sonic Reality Cinema Sessions: Musical FX
Expanding sounds for film and media even further, Sonic Reality's Cinema Sessions feature symphonic effects, global atmospheres, dimensional effects and ambient atmospheres, as well as the new Cinema Sessions Gold Edition that contains all four titles and additional musical sound effects ranging from orchestral pads to dreamy soundscapes and rich ambient layers.
NAMM Booth: #6337
Find out more about Cinema Sessions: Musical FX