Blue Sky has introduced Exo ($399), a studio monitoring system consisting of an 8-inch powered subwoofer, a pair of 2-way satellite speakers, and a desktop remote hub. The hub has XLR/TRS, RCA, and 3.5 mm mini-jack inputs for simultaneous monitoring of multiple sources, as well as a 3.5 mm headphone jack that mutes the monitoring system when in use. The company expects to ship Exo this June, 2007.
Camel Audio has updated CamelPhat to v. 3.41 and CamelSpace to v. 1.41, giving the processing and multi-effects plug-ins VST 2.4 compatibility, support for Steinberg Cubase 4, and a Universal Binary build for Mac OS X. The updates are free for registered users; for everyone else, the updated CamelPhat and CamelSpace plug-ins are $85 each.
The independent online music retailer earBuzz.com offers digital downloads and CD sales with 100 percent of the purchase price paid back to artists. As an artist, your membership fee is only $2 per month with a one-time processing charge of $25 per CD title. As a music buyer, you can receive your purchase as a shipped CD, a non-DRM 256-bit AAC download, or an optimized encoded MP3 download (both types of downloads are 89 cents each). earBuzz.com encodes its own music and does not distribute artists' music to any other resellers.
Now available, IK Multimedia's AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix (Mac/Win; $249) is a software recreation of the complete guitar amp and effects rig of Jimi Hendrix, offering a collection of vintage stompbox, amp, cabinet, and effect models. Try a demo!