Product News for March 13, 2007

Electronic Musician Product News includes ASK Video Interactive Media Sibelius Tutorial DVD, Level 1, Carvin NS1 Nylon Synth Access guitar, free copy of Torq LE from M-Audio, Urban Guitar Loops, download Automap Universal for free and more...

ASK Video Interactive Media is shipping the Sibelius Tutorial DVD, Level 1 (Mac/Win; $55). This tutorial walks you through the basics of Sibelius 4, a music notation program for writing, playing, printing, and publishing music. Available on DVD-ROM and DVD (NTSC and PAL), the tutorial contains 25 videos with over 2 hours of instruction.

New from Carvin is the NS1 Nylon Synth Access guitar ($1,399), a nylon string acoustic guitar with a MIDI output. MORE.

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M-Audio has announced that X-Session Pro owners can now receive a free copy of Torq LE, the light version of Torq DJ software. Download Torq LE free by registering at M-Audio's X-Session Pro page.

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Urban Guitar Loops (from $59.95) is the first guitar loop library from Covering a variety of styles from modern hip hop to urban to pop, the library features over 350 Acidized WAV loops compatible with all major software and hardware samplers. MORE.

ReMOTE SL users can now download Novation's Automap Universal for free. Automap Universal lets you control any automatable plug-in (VST, AU, or RTAS) in any sequencer. It also features a Learn facility that allows any active plug-in to be automapped as desired; just move a parameter on the plug-in and move a control on the SL to auto-assign and save.

NEW! March EM Cast
The March 2007 edition of EM's monthly podcast offers a feature interview with multiplatinum producer and Emmy-winning TV-and-film composer Richard Wolf, as well as product news, a look at the April 2007 issue of EM, a behind-the-scenes look at software-instrument development with Sascha Kubiak of Native Instruments, and much more!

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Electronic Musician's Winter NAMM 2007 Show Report
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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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