New Gear

New equipment from IK Multimedia, Applied Acoustic Systems, Nektar Technology and more.
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IK MULTIMEDIA
SYNTRONIK DELUXE

Virtual instrument bundle
$399

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HIGHLIGHTS 22 softsynths, including five new models—Memory-V (Moog Memorymoog 6-voice), SH-V (Roland SH-2/SH-5), M-Poly (Korg MonoPoly/Polysix), VCF3 (EMS VCS3), and Modulum (modular synth-style drums) • DRIFT feature varies the phase, pitch, and color of the virtual oscillators • 7 classic filter types • 38 effects • instruments and multis will open in SampleTank 3.7.2 or later • 80 GB of content • 2,600 presets • check out Syntronik Free, as well as upgrade and crossgrade pricing
TARGET MARKET Keyboardists, sound designers
ANALYSIS A competitively priced collection of classic analog synth models.
ikmultimedia.com

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APPLIED ACOUSTIC SYSTEMS
OBJEQ

Physical modeling effect for iOS
$3.99

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HIGHLIGHTS Filters audio input through modeled acoustic objects that act as resonators—plate, drum head, and beam • parameters include Pitch, Tone, Decay, Position, Material, and Mix • mute button • supports Audio Unit v3 and Audio- Bus3 making it compatible with GarageBand, Cubasis 2, and Auria Pro
TARGET MARKET Musicians, sound designers, DJs, children, non-musicians
ANALYSIS An inexpensive and simple way to work with physical modeling; just tap next to your iDevice mic or use audio from other apps.
applied-acoustics.com

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NEKTAR TECHNOLOGY
PACER

DAW and MIDI footswitch controller
$229

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HIGHLIGHTS 10 programmable footswitches with LEDs • preset/navigation footswitch and push-button encoder • each control is programmable with 6 steps, sent incrementally or simultaneously • connect 2 expression pedals and 4 external footswitches • switch jacks work as relay outs for amps that don’t support MIDI • 24 presets include MIDI Machine Control, Mackie Control Universal • USB MIDI interface • preconfigured for MIDI-guitar products (Line 6, Kemper) and many DAWs
TARGET MARKET Guitarists, DAW users
ANALYSIS A hands-free controller offering a wide range of uses.
nektartech.com

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TRACKTION
WAVEFORM 9

Music production software
$109, $159, $259

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HIGHLIGHTS New Multi Sampler instrument with a one-button import and slice tool • new Modular Mixing Tool and modifiers • save presets with audible loop previews • library of 24-track drum-loop construction kits • MIDI Pattern Generator now includes global chord track, macro parameter, and custom plug-in faceplate designer • Melodyne Essential • three price levels; the higher two include additional content • free trial version
TARGET MARKET Musicians, Producers, DJs, composers
ANALYSIS With its new features and low entry price, Waveform 9 is a production suite worth checking out.
tracktion.com