No longer a perk for TDM users, DUY's DaD Tape (Mac; approximately $388) plug-in is now available in RTAS, AU, VST, and MAS formats. In addition to modeling four types of tape machines—including a vintage unit with valve circuitry and a '70s amplifier-based model—DaD Tape offers simulation of three noise-reduction systems, a noiseless-tape mode, and switchable tape speed. MORE.
Listen up, dance-music producers: Mig Music is offering a 60 percent discount on its Propellerhead ReBirth Dance Collections through March 31, 2007. Available separately (approximately $19) or as a full package (approximately $39), the four collections comprise a total of 2,300 drum patterns, bass lines, and sequences for techno, trance, house, and ambient styles. Customers who purchase all four collections will receive a free copy of Mig's Tr808 MIDI Collection of 512 SMF drum patterns.
Red Microphones has announced a new promotion featuring its Type A and Type B interchangeable capsule microphone systems—purchase the Red Type A microphone and two Redhead capsules (R0 thru R7) from your local dealer, and you will get a Type B microphone (worth $450) free!
The new VCI-100 DJ MIDI controller from Vestax features two jog wheels with pulse and touch sensors and turntable mechanisms to approximate real DJ-style mixing. Roughly the size of a laptop and compatible with USB, the VCI-100 features MIDI In/Out, 66 assignable parameters, an adjustable crossfader curve, and cross-platform compatibility. As an added bonus, the VCI-100 ships with a bundled version of Native Instruments Traktor LE digital DJ software.
NEW! February EM Cast
The February 2007 edition of EM's monthly podcast offers a feature interview with remixer Joe Bermudez (Kelly Clarkson, Nelly Furtado, Shakira, LL Cool J), as well as product news, a preview of the March 2007 issue of EM, and much more!
Relive Winter NAMM 2007 with EM, Mix, and Remix!
If you were unable to make it to the show or just want a few reminders of what made waves at Winter NAMM 2007, you'll want to visit Electronic Musician, Mix, and Remix's exclusive Winter NAMM 2007 Web site. There, you can listen to podcasts from the show, peruse the daily newsletters, and read through the New Products Guide.
Come Together—New From MixBooks
Mick Garvey's Come Together: The Official John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Guide to Music and Video recreates the experience of music and video creation aboard the mobile nonprofit recording and multimedia studio. With a foreword by Yoko Ono, Come Together includes songwriting tips; hardware and software production techniques; and interviews with artists such as Will.I.Am, John Legend, Bob Weir, and others. The book features and accompanying DVD-ROM and is available now at www.mixbooks.com.
Add Us on MySpace
Join our online EM community at www.myspace.com/electronicmusician and check out our pictures from NAMM.