Product News for July 5, 2006

Cakewalk Rapture Universal Binary Update, Celemony Software GmbH Melodyne cre8 and Melodyne studio, new Korg Guitar and Bass and Orchestral tuners, Wave Arts update to Power Suite...

Cakewalk has released the Universal Binary update to the Audio Units version of Rapture. The Rapture Universal Binary Update is available as a free download to registered Rapture customers. Download it here.

Celemony Software GmbH is shipping Version 3.1 of Melodyne cre8 ($369 new) and Melodyne studio ($699 new). Version 3.1 runs native on Intel-based Macs, supports the iLok dongle, and is compatible with the new Melodyne Sound Library. The upgrade to 3.1 is free for registered users and is available for download from Celemony's Web site.

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Korg has introduced new Guitar and Bass and Orchestral tuners. The GT-120 Guitar and Bass Chromatic Tuner ($129.99) features Auto and Manual modes, support for five additional six-string guitar tunings, flat tuning mode, a built-in microphone, and a reference tone oscillator for tuning by ear.

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Korg's OT-120 Orchestral Tuner ($139) is a chromatic tuner that has been optimized for the tuning of wind and string instruments. Suitable for hand-held operation or placement on a music stand, the OT-120 has 12 transposing keys; 3 tuning modes (Auto, Manual, and Sound Back); a multi-temperament function for authentically tuning period instruments; a 5-octave range reference tone; and a built-in mic.

Wave Arts has announced a new update to Power Suite. Version 5.20 adds several new features to TrackPlug, including real-time spectral analysis and external sidechain support. It also includes user selectable EQ and dynamics meter ranges in TrackPlug. The 5.20 update is free for existing users and can be downloaded here.