Now shipping is the Edirol M-10DX, a 10-channel digital mixer that includes a 24-bit, 96 kHz processing engine and a backlit LCD. The unit comes with built-in effects (insert, reverb/echo, and finalize); analog and digital I/O; room acoustic control; dedicated channel controls for three-band EQ, pan, aux, select, and level; and instant recall of channel and effect parameters.
Nine Volt Audio has kicked off its free online video series with its new tutorial, Creating Soundscapes with Stylus RMX. This 20-minute, step-by-step video shows Stylus RMX users how to create an 8-part tonal and melodic soundscape, utilizing loops from Nine Volt Audio's Textural REX. You can also learn about Rack Effect Combinations, the Chaos Designer, and how to create custom Edit Groups.
Submersible Music is shipping DrumCore 2.5 (Mac/Win; $249). This version of the drum software offers new MIDI features such as pad swapping, drag-and-drop sample assignment and kit editing, real-time editing, and MIDI standalone mode. MORE.
That's not all. Submersible Music is also offering DrumCore LT (Mac/Win), a "lite" version of DrumCore 2, which features the DrummerPack librarian and search engine, GrooveSets, MIDI drum kits, and the Gabrielizer. DrumCore LT comes as a DrummerPack player, giving you access to DrummerPack content for only the price of the packs purchased ($69 each). Download the free DrumCore LT player here.
New from TrueFire.com is Marc Schonbrun's Geek Guitar (Mac/Win; $75), an interactive video course designed to help guitarists record and perform with the latest music technology. The four-disc CD-ROM set covers notation, recording into a computer (with and without MIDI), effects and amp simulations, laying down other instrument tracks, layering loops, editing, and mixing. Some of the programs highlighted in the tutorial are Cakewalk Sonar Home Studio, Apple Garageband, Sibelius G7, and Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2.