Product News for March 15, 2007

Electronic Musician Product News for March 15, 2007 includes Digidesign Structure Public Beta program, EastWest, GForce M-Tron gets Universal Binary treatment, beta Slacker Personal Radio, Sonic Studio PreMaster CD 2.0 and more...

Digidesign has launched the Structure Public Beta program, which offers Pro Tools users a chance to test drive and provide feedback for Structure, Digidesign's latest RTAS virtual instrument plug-in. MORE.

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EastWest's group buy for the Pro XP upgrade to the Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra virtual instruments line is now 50 percent off (Silver Pro XP: $97.50; Gold Pro XP: $297.50; Platinum Pro XP: $797.50). In addition to getting a huge discount, participating in this group buy makes you eligible to receive a free upgrade to EastWest's Play software. Act fast because this group buy offer ends on March 20, 2007. For more details, visit

M-Tron is the first instrument from GForce to get Universal Binary treatment. The updated M-Tron is available as a free download for users who purchased and registered it after October 1, 2006; however, the update is $26 for those who bought M-Tron before that date. GForce expects to release Universal Binary versions of the rest of its instruments soon.

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Personalized radio is now available from Slacker, Inc. With beta Slacker Personal Radio, you can customize your own radio stations—play popular versus eclectic music, newer versus older, only your favorites, music that sounds like your favorites, etc.— and listen to them from your computer or portable media player. You can save your tracks and customized radio stations, share them with friends, and access them later. The best part is that it's free.

Sonic Studio has released PreMaster CD 2.0 (Mac; $495), a premastering application that has been updated with more background processing, a new Master section, export to BWF and AIFF functions, and more.

March EM Cast
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