EM News November 2004

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Product Update - November 23

New products, software updates, and more. . .

Camel Audio has a new add-on sound bank called Biomechaniks (Mac/Win; $24.95), programmed by sound-designer Kolin Biomechanoid. The bank's 128 sounds cover textures, effects, basses, pads, and atmospherics.

CutterMusic has released Revitar 2.0 (Win; $69), a VST guitar synthesizer that gives you control over string type, fret height, sympathetic resonance, vibrato, pickup position, as well as the shape, width, and position of the guitar pick.

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EastWest and Zero G are offering the Virtual Instruments Collection (Mac/Win; Free). The disc comes with 650 MB of content, pulled from several best selling products, along with copies of Native Instruments Intakt and Kompakt samplers.

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FL Studio 5 has been announced by Image-Line Software. The new version includes time stretching and pitch shifting capabilities, multi-point envelope automation in playlists, the ability to read REX files, and a Velocity-sensitive drum machine. Click here to read EM's FruityLoops master class.

H2O Audio ($149.95) has announced the SV-iMini, at fully waterproof and submersible housing and headset for Apple's iPod mini.

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MixMeister Technology has introduced MixMeister Studio (Win; $169.95), which lets users manipulate the tempo and key of a song, add effects, and use loops. Click here to download a free trial copy.

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Primera has announced the BravoPro Disc Publisher (Mac/Win), an automated CD/DVD duplicator and printer that burns and prints up to 100 discs per job using two 52x Plextor drives. Read a review of the original Bravo Disc Publisher here.

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Sonoma Wire Works has announced RiffWorks (Win), a recording app for guitar players, and Sonoma 7 VST (Win; $149), which includes seven VST effects plug-ins. MORE.

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Ultimate Sound Bank has released X-treme FX (Mac/Win; $399), a sample-based, virtual-instrument plug-in, with an 8 GB sound library, that is dedicated to sound effects, foley, and atmospheric sounds. MORE.

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Check out what's new for 2005 with EM's AES 2004 Show Report by Mike Levine.