Applied Acoustics Systems has released Ultra Analog Session (Mac/Win; $99), a virtual instrument based on the synth engine of the Ultra Analog VA-1. It runs as a standalone application and supports DXi, VST, AU, and RTAS plug-in formats.
Audio-Technica has launched the "40 Series: Unmasked" interactive online demo, which allows you to access technical specifications while auditioning Audio Technica's 40 Series side-address condenser microphones.
Digidesign has shipped Pro Tools HD 7.2 software (Mac/Win; $199; download version: $175). The update includes an enhanced automation package, extended video capabilities, and built-in dubber/stem recorder functionality. It also comes with the new SignalTools suite.
iZotope has released a new version of its free record player simulator, Vinyl. The updated version includes Universal Binary format for Intel Macs, X64 support for 64-bit host applications under Windows, and Pro Tools 7 support. Download Vinyl for free at iZotope's Web site.
Kid Nepro Productions has added a large inventory of used music equipment to its Web site. Now listed at kidnepro.com are hundreds of hardware items for sale, including keyboards, computers, drum machines, sequencers, guitars, basses, and much more. All equipment is checked out by expert service technicians before being put up for sale, and most items come with a three-month warranty.
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