My favorite audio plug-ins have been updated. This is a big release that includes multi-unit Cascading of two Apollo units or two Apollo 16 units. The release also includes three new plug-ins: Ocean Way Studios, Sonnox Oxford Inflator and the SPL TwinTube Processor.
Review: Universal Audio Satellite Quad
It’s not a big secret that I think Universal Audio makes the best professional audio plug-ins — I’ve said it a number of times. However, until now, you needed a Mac Pro and a spare PCI slot for the UAD card. The portable Satellite Quad changes all that […]
∞ Guitarists get the most for their money with Line 6
I’ve been playing guitar for about 20 years and have a nice collection of analog gear, but I also use a lot of amp and modeling software too. One of the questions I often get is “what hardware and software should I get?”
The answer to that question differs depending on the needs of the person asking, but more often than not, it’s simple: Line 6. I have a lot of Line 6 gear — a Pod X3 Live, Pod XT Live, HD 147, Vetta 3, UX8, a couple of TonePorts, and the latest Pod Farm 2 software (I have more, but you get the idea).
One of the things I like most about the Line 6 hardware, software combination is that it’s easy to use. Literally, you plug it in, install the software and you’re done. It’s hard to beat that when all you want to do is sit down and play.
∞ Apogee unveils the Duet 2
High-end audio company Apogee released a video showing off its newest product, the Duet 2.
Apogee makes audio gear that’s used in studios and live performances by some of the biggest names in the business. However, with products like the Duet 2, you get the quality of Apogee in your home studio.
The Duet 2 features two combination mic/instrument connectors (XLR and 1/4-inch) built into a single connector and two balanced 1/4-inch connectors for speakers.
∞ SPL, Brainworx become Universal Audio developers
Universal Audio on Wednesday said that two audio developers have signed on to be developers on the UAD Powered Plug-ins platform.
∞ Universal Audio ships the UAD-2 Satellite
Universal Audio (UA) began shipping its new Duo and Quad FireWire DSP Accelerator called Satellite.
∞ Avid unveils Pro Tools 9, compatible with third-party interfaces
Avid on Friday introduced Pro Tools 9 in what could be the biggest release in the software’s storied history.
∞ Christmas gift ideas for Mac using musicians
Christmas lists are a dime a dozen these days. You can go anywhere and find a list of products that people recommend you buy for friends and family.
∞ Brady Barnett brings his audio engineering talents to the masses
I love to learn. I absorb every little piece of knowledge I can about music production and editing, from as many people as I can. These days, it’s a lot easier to get that knowledge. Now, you can access the … Continued
∞ Blue unveils Yeti THX certified USB microphone
Blue Microphones recently added to its consumer line of mics by introducing a new product called Yeti.
∞ Native Instruments announces Traktor Kontrol X1
Hardware and software music-maker Native Instruments this week announced a new device for DJs called Traktor Kontrol X1.
∞ Hands On: Cakewalk's V-Studio 100
Like most guitar players, I spend a lot of time and money making sure I have the best gear I can afford to make my tone the best it can be. One item that’s often ignored when recording into the … Continued
∞ Cakewalk releases Snow Leopard drivers for V-Studio 100
If you use Cakewalk’s V-Studio 100 and have already upgraded to Mac OS X Snow Leopard, you’ll be pleased to know that the company on Friday released new drivers for the audio interface.
∞ Cakewalk offers new monitors, audio interfaces for Mac users
Music hardware and software-maker, Cakewalk, on Thursday announced five new products for Mac using musicians, including two sets of monitors and three audio interfaces.