Product News for February 20, 2007

Read Electronic Musician's Product News Update featuring Crysonic Sindo VST hybrid stereo image expander/narrower, PreSonus FaderPort USB automation, RealTraps Portable Vocal Booth, Steinberg Internal Mixing tutorial and more...

Just released by Crysonic are Sindo VST, a hybrid stereo image expander/narrower; and newB VST, a bass enhancer and maximizer VST plug-in. According to the manufacturer, Sindo broadens stereo images without affecting mono compatibility or the original sound; and newB VST—which offers five bass presence settings, the ability to completely mix or replace original bass, and 24-bit/96 kHz audio support—can be used during mastering, mixing, tracking, and live performance. All existing Crysonic customers can purchase Sindo VST and newB VST for $19.95; for everyone else, the products are $26 now, and $34.95 after February 28, 2007.

The FaderPort ($229) USB automation and transport controller from PreSonus is now compatible with MOTU Digital Performer. The unit writes single or group channel volume, pan, and mute automation and features a 100 mm, touch-sensitive Alps fader; a dual-servo belt-driven motor; and 1,024-step resolution. The FaderPort is also compatible with Digidesign Pro Tools, Apple Logic Pro, Cakewalk Sonar, and Steinberg Cubase and Nuendo.

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RealTraps will begin shipping its latest product, the Portable Vocal Booth ($299.99), at the end of this month. Comprising a pair of fully adjustable 2 x 2-foot absorption panels, the Portable Vocal Booth is intended for recording vocals in "acoustically hostile" environments. The unit includes an integrated base for attaching it to any mic boomstand, and it can also be placed on flat surfaces.

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Steinberg is distributing Internal Mixing, a new mixing tutorial DVD-ROM series. The two-part, HD-quality series provides a total of 340 minutes of advice and tips on mixing using Steinberg Cubase and Nuendo applications. Learn more at

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NEW! From the EM Archives
Refresh your memory on additive synthesis with "All About Additive," now available on An oldie but a goodie, this tutorial from the September 1998 issue of EM explains the basic principles behind additive and the many ways you can use it to create sound.

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

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