Product News for June 6, 2006 version 1.5 Web-based music collaboration platform, E-mu Systems Software Sampler and Software Sound Module upgrades, M-Audio new wireless USB MIDI controllers and interfaces and more...
Original: has released version 1.5 of its Web-based music collaboration platform. The service provides an online community and VST plug-in, and the new version allows Steinberg Cubase and Nuendo users to take advantage of automatic latency compensation when recording audio.

E-mu Systems is shipping the Emulator X2 Software Sampler and Proteus X2 Software Sound Module upgrades to existing E-mu Software Instrument owners. Add-on versions for all E-mu digital audio system and Xboard owners are also available.

M-Audio has announced the MidAir line of wireless USB MIDI controllers and interfaces, which feature technology from Frontier Design Group. The line includes the MidAir 25 ($249.95) and MidAir 37 ($299.95) controllers. MORE

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Musicrow White Crow 1.01 (Win; $39) is a VSTi phase-distortion synthesizer with two oscillators and eight basic waveforms (saw, square, pulse, doublesine, saw-pulse, reso1, reso2, and reso3). Each oscillator can be modulated by two ADSR envelopes, an LFO, and by Velocity. The effects include phaser, chorus, reverb, distortion, and two types of delays.

OtiumFX has announced Sonitex STX-1260 (Win: $49), a VST effects plug-in that emulates the sonic artifacts of vinyl records and vintage hardware samplers.

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