Alesis has introduced the CD Twin LE ($379), a standalone audio and data CD duplicator. The CD Twin LE supports various disc formats such as all audio CDs, Data CD, VCD, CD-I, CD+G, and Photo-CD. It also has a front control panel with a 2 x 16 LCD display and four control keys.
Line 6 has announced the Spider III 75, 120, 150, and HD150 amplifiers (from $419.99 to $699.99), which include over 200 artist tones and presets based on the greatest rock guitar songs of all time. The amplifiers also offer 12 custom amp models, Smart Control FX, and Line 6 POD cab-modeling Headphone/Direct out. Click here to win a a Spider III prototype signed by the artist who used it.
MXL Microphones is shipping the MXL.006 USB cardioid condenser microphone ($169.95). The mic features a 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, a large diaphragm, support for USB 1.1 and 2.0, and a built-in three-position attenuation switch.
Vienna Symphonic Library has announced Player Software v. 1.1 as a free download for registered users. The updated version features a rewritten user interface, faster start-up time, and additional Cell Editor functions. It is available in AU and VST (Mac/Win) formats and as a standalone version.
Vienna Symphonic Library is also offering free Legato Performance Patches of the Soprano Choir for Vienna Instruments. These patches give a preview of the complete Vienna Choir collections, which will not be released until 2008. Registered users of the Symphonic Cube, and anyone who buys and registers the Symphonic Cube by November 30, 2006, can download the patches here.