V COLLECTION 5
Virtual instrument bundle
HIGHLIGHTS Updated instrument package with 7 TAE-based virtual-analog synths, 3 organs, 2 electric pianos, 2 digital synths, a string machine, and an acoustic piano • new instruments include the Farfisa V, Synclavier V, B-3 V, Piano V, and Stage-73 V • supports Native Instruments Native Kontrol Standard • updated GUI supports 4K interface resolution
TARGET MARKET Performers, producers, composers
ANALYSIS A classic software bundle gets an updated browser and interface, plus five new and highly desirable instruments. What’s not to like?
HIGHLIGHTS Dynamic mic with cardioid pattern and built-in Apogee preamp and A/D converter for recording directly to computer or mobile device • shock-mounted capsule • handles SPLs up to 150 dB • includes cables (USB and Apple Lightning), mic clamp, and table stand • feedback rejection • resists cellphone EMI and wind noise • all-metal housing
TARGET MARKET Recording engineers in the field, journalists, podcasters
ANALYSIS Designed specifically for mobile recording of speech and music when portability, convenience, and audio quality are important.
MASTER SESSIONS: ENSEMBLE WOODS
Percussion-based virtual instrument
HIGHLIGHTS More than 300 tempo-synchronized loops and 11 multisampled, wooden-percussion instruments played by 6-performer ensembles • over 2GB of total content for Native Instruments Kontakt and Kontakt Player 5, with full NKS support • includes Heavyocity’s Loop Mutator, Trigger FX, and Punish • Stage setup for stereo placement • Master Sessions Suite (with Ensemble Drums, Ensemble Metals, and Ethnic Drum Ensembles) is $399 • standalone or plug-in (AU, AAX, DXi, RTAS, VST)
TARGET MARKET Composers, performers, sound designers
ANALYSIS Cinematic percussion for film/TV work and performance.
Rhythmic effects plug-in
HIGHLIGHTS Modulate up to 152 parameters in real time using 4 rhythm engines with the performance-oriented x/y pad, LFO, step sequencer, or sidechain input • accepts any sound, instrument, or track as input • 300 rhythm presets • Flux and Randomizer • analog-modeled filters • EQ, distortion, delay, compression and reverb • supports AAX, AU, VST, and VST3 • crossgrade available for Output software users
TARGET MARKET Sound designers, musicians, producers, DJs
ANALYSIS Output injects its sophisticated and feature-rich rhythmic aesthetic into a unique effects plug-in.
Beat production environment
$199 ($99 upgrade)
HIGHLIGHTS Sample-based virtual drum machine and sequencer (pattern or scene) • load samples or sample directly to pad interface • sample layering, looping, slicing, and resampling • filtering and effects • time stretching and pitch shifting via Zynaptiq ZTX • parameter step automation • Song mode • works standalone or as an AAX (64-bit), VST, and AU (32-/64-bit) plug-in • Retina/4K-compatible interface • demo version available
TARGET MARKET Musicians, producers, composers
ANALYSIS A significant upgrade to a software rhythm machine designed for studio and stage use.
Sample-based virtual instrument
HIGHLIGHTS Based on an 88-key Fender Rhodes Mark I with brass tacks attached to the hammers • 8 velocity levels per note • acoustic and electric sounds available on each interface page—Main, Settings, FX, Voicing—with envelopes, mixer, and effects • samples include sustain, release, and pedal sounds • 8-voice Thorus, Sparkverb, and Dual Delay included • requires UVI Workstation or Falcon
TARGET MARKET Keyboardists, composers, producers
ANALYSIS A unique take on a classic electro-acoustic keyboard with surprisingly rich editing capabilities.
Multimode delay plug-in
$99 ($49 upgrade for registered Replika owners)
HIGHLIGHTS 5 delay modes: Analog, Diffusion, Modern, Tape, Vintage Digital • 7 effects: chorus, filter, flanger, frequency shifter, micro pitcher, phaser, and pitch shifter • separate stereo panning capabilities for the wet and dry signal • ducking effect • custom presets by Richard Devine, Roger Lyons, Marcus Byrne and others • Mac OS X is 64-bit only • 32-and 64-bit on Windows OS • free demo available
TARGET MARKET Producers, DJs, musicians
ANALYSIS Provides a wide range of delays, from clean and precise to hazy and swirly.
ULT12, ULT15, ULT18
$999, $1,099, $1,299 street
HIGHLIGHTS Powered P.A. speakers with Class D amplification • ULT12 and ULT15 include rotatable Pivot X110 horn, provide 1,300W peak, include direct outputs, and have angled enclosures making them suitable for use as monitor wedges • stereo combo XLR and 1/4" inputs with XMAX mic preamps • ULT18 subwoofer offers 2,000W peak • Baltic birch enclosures, powder-coated steel grille, locking IEC power connector, and switchable front-panel LED
TARGET MARKET Bands, houses of worship, education, performance venues
ANALYSIS Lightweight active speakers for mobile use or install.
Portable 4-track digital recorder
HIGHLIGHTS Built-in condenser mics in a 120-degree x/y stereo pattern • same mic preamps as in Zoom’s H5 and H6 Handy Recorders • reduced noise floor • two XLR/TRS inputs with locking connectors • +12V and +24V phantom power • mid-side decoder • 3 recording modes • 2-in, 2-out USB audio interface • built-in effects • onboard mono speaker • stereo headphone/line-out jack for use with cameras
TARGET MARKET Musicians, sound for picture, students, teachers
ANALYSIS A significant upgrade that puts Zoom’s latest technologies into one of its most popular recorders.
Vocal effects plug-in
HIGHLIGHTS Four synth engines—Vocoder, Polyvox (for harmonies and pitch shifting), Compuvox (glitchy and digital sounding), and Talkbox (with Dark, Classic, Bright settings) • engines can be combined • pitch correction • MIDI input • auto mode for adding harmonies, octaves, and unisons • convolution speaker modeling • delay, filtering, beat-repeating, and distortion effects • supports AAX and AudioSuite (64-bit), RTAS and DPM AudioSuite (32-bit), AU, VST2, and VST3
TARGET MARKET Musicians, recording engineers, producers, DJs
ANALYSIS A variety of classic and modern vocal-processing effects in one affordable plug-in.
SCARLETT (2ND GENERATION)
USB audio interfaces
HIGHLIGHTS Six models, each with updated mic and instrument preamps offering greater headroom • 24-bit, 192kHz resolution • low latency using USB 3.0 • Scarlett Solo Studio and Scarlett 2i2 Studio include a large-diaphragm condenser (cardioid) microphone, a mic cable, and closed-back studio headphones • metal knobs • bundled with Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack software
TARGET MARKET Musicians, producers, students
ANALYSIS Improved specs across the line, with additional features on the larger models, such as MIDI and digital I/O, word clock, and 1/4" outputs.
VE-8 ACOUSTIC SINGER
Voice and acoustic guitar processor
HIGHLIGHTS XLR mic input with preamp and phantom power • stereo XLR and 1/4" outputs • harmony processing with chord/key detection • Acoustic Resonance for improving the sound of piezo pickups • up to 80 seconds of looping • pitch correction • 3-band EQ and lowcut filter • reverb, chorus, octave, and mod-delay effects • guitar tuner • phase switch • stereo aux input • USB interface for capturing performances to computer • additional footswitch inputs • battery or AC power
TARGET MARKET Singer/guitarists
ANALYSIS An all-in-one preamp and effects processor for stage use.