Product News for March 20, 2007

Electronic Musician Product News includes Apogee Electronics Corporation, Peak Pro 5 audio editing software at a discount, Casio recalls CTK-710 keyboards, FanDoodle, TC-Helicon Harmony4 plug-in and more...
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Apogee Electronics Corporation's FireWire option card for the Mini-Me and Mini-DAC is now shipping. The new FireWire option card allows you to connect a Mini-Me and/or a Mini-DAC to a DAW at sampling rates of up to 96 kHz or 192 kHz, respectively. If you want to expand beyond two channels, the FireWire option card also allows for the aggregation of multiple units. Click here to learn about the Apogee Mini-Series.

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From now through March 27, 2007, you can upgrade to BIAS Peak Pro 5 audio editing software at a discount. Previously $179, upgrading to Peak Pro 5 is now $99 for a download and $129 for a boxed version. MORE.

Heads up, Casio CTK-710 owners: Casio is recalling CTK-710 keyboards due to reported overheating and fire hazards. The affected keyboards include those with serial numbers ranging from 7030001 through 7040400 and 7041901 through 7043500, purchased between May 2006 and February 2007. To remedy the problem, please unplug it, remove the batteries, and contact Casio for a free repair.

Through FanDoodle, you can become a financial partner with your favorite artists by using your Web site, MySpace page, blog, and/or email to promote their music. In return, you can receive 20 percent off the price of the promoted artists' CDs. And for a limited time, FanDoodle's setup fee is $50 instead of $100.

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TC-Helicon is shipping its Harmony4 plug-in for Digidesign Pro Tools | HD ($995). According to the manufacturer, Harmony4 can be used to generate one- to four-part harmonies, fatten existing harmony tracks, and create vocal special effects. MORE.