Product News for July 27, 2006

Access Music free update to the Virus TI Software Suite, CAD Trion studio microphone line, updates for IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX and AmpliTube 2, updated iZotope Ozone 3, Spectron, and Trash plug-ins, Native Instruments Akoustik Piano 1.1 free download and more

Access Music has announced a free update to the Virus TI Software Suite (Mac/Win). Version 1.2.1 runs on a new operating system and features a new Direct Monitoring mode and plasma style VU meters. Download the new version from Access Music's Web site.

CAD has introduced the Trion studio microphone line which includes the Trion 8000 multi-pattern tube condenser mic; the Trion 7000 dual element ribbon mic; and the Trion 6000 multi-pattern studio condenser mic. The Trion 8000 and 6000 have a 3-position polar pattern switch to select omnidirectional, cardioid, or figure-8 patterns.

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IK Multimedia has announced new updates for Ampeg SVX and AmpliTube 2 software. Registered Ampeg SVX and Amplitube users can download the updates from IK Multimedia's Web site.

iZotope has updated Ozone 3, Spectron, and Trash plug-ins with Universal Binary versions; support for 64-bit Windows applications; an improved authorization system; and delay compensation support.

Native Instruments has released Akoustik Piano 1.1 (Mac/Win) as a free download for registered users. The update offers more realistic string sounds for its grand and upright pianos, as well as improved implementation of the sustain pedal. Also, the pianos can now be fully used with Kontakt 2.1 and Kore.

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Read about the SE Electronics Z 5600 A multipattern tube condenser microphone in Electronic Musician's latest Product Review Spotlight.