Product News for December 7, 2006

Product News From Electronic Musician for December 7, 2006 features Superlux S241/U3 condenser mic, Digidesign Announces Pro Tools 7.3, Scott Garrigus Sonar 6 Power book, Korg Pa800 arranger keyboard and more

The Superlux S241/U3 ($250) condenser microphone, now available from the Avlex Corporation, features a half-inch gold evaporated diaphragm, a three-position attenuation pad switch, and a three-position low-cut filter switch. The microphone ships with the HM-40 shock mount clip, the S-09 foam windscreen, and the HM-43 anti-pop screen.

Digidesign has announced Pro Tools 7.3 (Mac/Win; from $49 to $199) for Pro Tools HD, LE, and M-Powered systems. Version 7.3 features new music composition tools, customizable user enhancements, and improved post production workflows. MORE.

Now you need two hands to count the number of Sonar Power books by Scott Garrigus. His latest, Sonar 6 Power: The Comprehensive Guide ($26.39), offers step-by-step examples on how to record, edit, produce, and mix your music in Cakewalk's Sonar 6 Studio and Sonar 6 Producer. Learn how to customize Sonar 6, use MIDI and audio effects, and use advanced features such as AudioSnap, Active Controller Technology, and Session Drummer 2.

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Korg's new Pa800 ($3,400) arranger keyboard offers TC-Helicon based vocal effects, real time performance features, and a stereo two-way speaker system. MORE.

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Sony Oxford has released Universal Binary versions of its Digidesign Pro Tools plug-ins. For new customers, upgrades are free for three months following original registration. For owners of current Pro Tools 7 versions, the upgrades cost approximately $29 per TDM plug-in, and approximately $19 per LE plug-in. Sony Oxford is also offering plug-in bundles at a 40 percent discount.

Mix Bookshelf Live!
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