TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2
What Floor-based harmony and effects processor.
Why Contains the effects necessary to produce vocal sounds from the past, present, and well into the future with more power and voices than ever before.
How Vocal harmonies with up to eight voices that can be controlled via MIDI, guitar, or MP3. Like a great audio engineer, VoiceLive 2 listens to the singer and adjusts EQ, compression, de-essing, and gating to make vocals sound smooth and produced.
Price $945 retail
What Recording software that puts the musician in focus.
Why Has the feel of a big-league recording studio with the streamlined simplicity of a tape deck.
How Combines recording and a software mixer console with a limitless rack of audio processing gear. For guitar players, the built-in virtual POD from Line 6 brings a wide range of guitar amps and cabinets. The software mixer's sound is faithfully modeled after the renowned SSL 9000K. Efficient coding minimizes concerns about track counts, latency issues, or adding that extra reverb or effect.
Price $299 retail (available September 9th)
Motion Samples Boombonix Drum Samples
What Dirty South 808 drum samples.
Why Samples created with analog drum machines mixed with digital drum synths to give your hip-hop tracks the slap they deserve.
How Included are sounds of sub bass kicks, snappy snares, stacked claps/snaps, crispy clear hats, tom sets, digital percussions, synth effects, and more.
What Instrument direct box.
Why A high quality passive direct box.
How Jensen transformer, dual 1/4" thruputs, all metal Switchcraft 1/4" I/O jacks, 20dB pad, pin 1 ground lift, recessed I/O panel, laser-etched product labeling, and a rugged extruded aluminum enclosure.
Price $270 retail, $199 street
Solid State Logic X-Verb Plug-in
What High-end hardware reverb performance in SSL plug-in form.
Why Delivers the density, warmth, depth, and detail usually only associated with high-class hardware reverb units.
How True Reverberation Generator based on unique SSL algorithms. The algorithm-based approach generates stunning sonic results, with lowest possible latencies, and allows dynamic access to all of the fine detail parameters of the Early Reflection and Reverb structure.
QuikQuak UpStereo 2.00
What Stereo enhancer and expander.
Why Makes your mixes bigger in stereo width and loudness, while being light on your CPU and easy to use.
How Contains a stereo width slider going from mono to wide, bringing the stereo image out and toward the listener. Subtle Air & Bass boosters help the audio breathe. Movable 3D interface, with changeable colors and light positions.
Price Free download
Web www.quikquak.com/Prod UpStereo.html
What Control surface for Ableton Live.
Why The APC40 is the link between human and computer that balances analytical parameter control with creative expression.
How Communicates bi-directionally with Ableton Live, enabling the controller to display information from the software on its clip matrix of 40 triggers and on LED rings surrounding each knob. Since this product was designed specifically for Ableton Live, users do not need to map its controls for instant performance, while advanced users have the flexibility of mapping controls how they see fit.
Price $599 retail, $399 street
Indamixx Netbook Model 2
What Portable music computer.
Why Affordable Linux audio Netbook with preinstalled audio and mobility software.
How Uses custom Linux operating system based on Ubuntu 9.04, 2GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive, 2.0GHz over clocked Intel Atom chip, and 10" widescreen, while being 3G and HSDPA capable, and having up to four hours of battery life.