Product News for July 11, 2006

Apogee Ensemble beta version FireWire Audio driver, Big Fish Audio Acid Jazz City collection of 36 construction kits, Camel Audio Biolabs Absynth Research Sounds, EastWest Soundclash collection of Nu Electro dance loops and samples and more...

Apogee is shipping Ensemble with a beta version of the FireWire Audio driver that supports a single Ensemble used with G5s or Intel-based Macs with OS X v. 10.4.7.

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Big Fish Audio has released Acid Jazz City ($99.95), a collection of 36 construction kits with over 1,300 loops of downtempo, retro and free jazz styles infused with a hip hop groove. Click here for the demo.

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Camel Audio has announced Biolabs Absynth Research Sounds, Volumes 4-6 ($99). The collections have almost 400 Absynth presets and include a 350 MB sample library. Camel Audio's Web site provides demo MP3s and a bank of 32 free presets.

EastWest will soon release Soundclash ($99.95), a collection of Nu Electro dance loops and samples. Soundclash comes in multiple formats and has over 1,650 samples and 1.1 GB of content.

Prodyon has released Randomax (Win; $29.95), a VSTi drum sampler that creates random drumkits. Randomax features four stereo outputs, the ability to play up to 17 drums at once, 800 drum sounds, and 128 ready-to-use drumkits in various genres.