Version 1.5 of Arturia's Minimoog V brought you a close emulation of the original Minimoog, with improved filters, oscillators, and envelopes. Now with Minimoog V 1.6 (Mac/Win), you get those features with the added bonus of Universal Binary support, VST 2.4/Cubase 4 capability, better factory presets, and an oscillator bug fix. Registered users may download the free update from Arturia.
The drumming fanatics of Hyper-Bass have created the self-named Hyper-Bass pedal ($174.99), a multi-triggered electronic pedal that delivers a beat on both the downstroke and upstroke. According to Hyper-Bass, the pedal is meant to increase the speed of a drummer's feet and make playing easier at the same time. If you buy a pedal online, you will be entered in a giveaway contest to receive one for free.
The McDSP ML4000, a high resolution limiter and multiband dynamics processor, is now shipping on its own (($495) and in Emerald Pack HD ($2,595) and Native ($1,395) plug-in bundles. (Current Emerald Pack customers can buy it as an upgrade for $295.) The ML4000 consists of two plug-ins: the ML1 mastering limiter which uses a flexible brick wall look-ahead design, and the ML4 multiband gate, expander, and compressor that gets fed into the ML1.
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