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Waves Audio Now Shipping Bass Slapper Plugin
 

KNOXVILLE, TN, November 21, 2017 — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions and digital music production tools, is now shipping the Waves Bass Slapper, an addition to its expanding line of virtual instruments. 

 

Slap bass is one of the most popular styles of bass playing. Over the years there have been many attempts to sample the sound and recreate it as a virtual instrument, but nothing has come close to the sound of recording a great bass player who has mastered this technique. 

 

Until now. 

 

This plugin lets you recreate, on your keyboard, the realistic nuances of a seasoned bass player, with complete control over every note and articulation, including thumbing, popping, hammer-ons, pull-offs, open strings and dead notes.  

 

Waves Bass Slapper includes the most extensive sample library ever created of special bass guitar sounds, including slides, mutes and harmonic strums. It also offers intuitive position and articulation controls that let you determine precisely where to play on the fretboard, which strings to thumb or pop, when to play legato or staccato, and much more. 

 

For endless tonal possibilities, Bass Slapper includes studio-grade stompbox effects, detailed tone controls from vintage warmth to modern punch, and your choice of clean DI or authentic amp sounds. 

 

From funk and soul to rock, hip hop, metal and beyond, Bass Slapper puts convincing slap bass sounds at your keyboard-playing fingertips, anytime, anywhere. 

 

Waves Bass Slapper features:

 

  • The most elaborate slap bass sample library ever created
  • Adaptive fretboard with 11 playing positions 
  • Detailed articulations of slap, pop, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and both left- and right-hand mutes across five strings
  • Real-time MIDI controls
  • Customizable Keyswitch Editor
  • Studio-quality pedalboard effects 
  • Detailed tone controls including four-band EQ, sub octave and low boost
  • Authentic amp & clean DI tones
  • Plugin or standalone instrument
  • NKS-ready for NI Komplete Kontrol and Maschine 

 

With Waves’ Bass Slapper plugin, you can add incredible slap bass grooves to your music with the most elaborate, realistic-sounding and easy-to-use slap bass virtual instrument and sample library ever created. 

 

To learn more: bit.ly/2iEprqY 

 

Videos: 

Introducing the Waves Bass Slapper Virtual Instrument: 
youtu.be/YMQCAaWm_MQ 

 

Bass Slapper Plugin Tutorial:
youtu.be/kiTizjmN_uU

 

 
 
 

User interface for Waves Bass Slapper 

 
 
 
About Waves Audio Ltd.:
 
Waves is the world’s leading developer of audio DSP solutions for the professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets. Since its start in the early ’90s with the introduction of the Q10 equalizer plugin, Waves has gone on to develop a comprehensive line of over 200 audio plugins, including industry standards like the L1 and L2 Ultramaximizers, popular vintage console models, and innovative mixing tools like Vocal Rider and the Artist Signature Series. For its accomplishments, Waves received a Technical GRAMMY® Award in 2011, and the Q10 was selected as an inductee into the TECnology Hall of Fame. In 2016, Waves released the eMotion LV1 mixer, a revolutionary live digital mixing console that provides real-time audio mixing for front-of-house, monitor, studio and broadcast engineers. Waves technologies are now used to improve sound quality in virtually every sector of the audio market, from recording, mixing, mastering and post-production to broadcast, live sound, and consumer electronics. Waves has over 20 years of expertise in the development of psychoacoustic signal processing algorithms that leverage knowledge of human auditory perception to radically improve perceived sound quality. Waves’ award-winning processors are utilized to improve sound quality in the creation of hit records, major motion pictures, and top-selling video games worldwide. Waves offers computer software and hardware-plus-software solutions for the professional and broadcast markets. The company’s WavesLive division is a market leader in all live sound sectors, spearheading the development of solutions for all live platforms. Under its Maxx brand, Waves offers semiconductor and licensable algorithms for consumer electronics applications. Waves technologies dramatically enhance audio performance and are used by industry leaders such as Dell, Google, TCL, Fujitsu, Asus, Hisense and more.

All other product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Waves. 
 


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Cubasis 2.3 Now With Waves IAP





 

Cubasis 2.3 Now with Waves IAP

 

Steinberg releases a comprehensive update for award-winning iOS sequencer app, Cubasis, including many enhancements as well as three in-app purchasable (IAP) effects plug-ins by Waves.

 

HAMBURG, Germany — November 21, 2017 — Steinberg today announced the immediate availability of Cubasis 2.3, the latest iteration of its award-winning app for the iPad.

 

Cubasis is Steinberg’s sequencer app that strongly gravitates toward its desktop equivalent, the Cubase music production system, providing the same look and feel as well as project compatibility for easy import to Cubase. Essentially, Cubasis provides all the required tools to arrange, mix and edit music productions, including many effects and hundreds of instrument sounds.

 

The latest version of Cubasis comes with a unique feature addition. Debuting on the iOS platform, Waves is celebrating its 25th anniversary by providing its AudioTrack Channel Strip, the L1 Ultramaximizer and Q10 Equalizer as in-app purchases exclusively available to Cubasis. Each effect can be purchased individually or together as a bundle.

 

Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of Sales & Marketing, comments, “We are delighted to join forces with Steinberg, providing iPad users with Cubasis, along with access to our plug-ins and studio-quality mixing tools, to help users polish tracks with professional sound within iOS-compatible music software. Waves’ availability for iOS is in line with our belief in open platforms, which goes hand in hand with our continual objective to faithfully serve all users, regardless of hosts, pro audio field or genres.”

 

Cubasis 2.3 now supports Audio Unit automation, allowing users to automate parameter changes of Audio Unit instruments and effects. What’s more, Audio Unit user presets can now be saved and loaded. Staying with presets: saving and loading presets is also possible with Cubasis’ very own effects. On top of this user-requested feature: version 2.3 comprises a massive library of over 200 factory effect presets, crafted by veteran producer Allen Morgan. Finally, Cubasis 2.3 boasts more than 70 dedicated factory presets for the effects processors of its FX Pack IAPs.

 

Steinberg’s Team Lead & Product Planning Manager Lars Slowak comments: “It’s always a fun challenge to do better than with the previous release of Cubasis, but I think our great team has done just that. We’ve come up with many improvements and user-requested features. And the absolute apex is that our friends at Waves have come on board with three of their highly acclaimed effects, available to the iPad for the very first time.

 

“We are so excited about this opportunity with Waves, a highly respected company in the music industry. Together, both Cubasis and the Waves effects for the iPad complement themselves perfectly and provide a complete and professional solution for producing music.”
Visit bit.ly/2AZv0qS for details on Cubasis.

 

Availability and pricing

Cubasis 2.3 is available as download through the App Store. The price is $49.99. Existing Cubasis 2 customers are eligible for a free update to 2.3. The Cubasis LE 2.3 Full Feature Set IAP is available within Cubasis LE 2.3 for $29.99. The Waves IAPs are available for $7.99 each. The Waves IAP Plug-in Bundle is available for $19.99. The FX Pack IAPs are accessible through Cubasis 2.3 and Cubasis LE 2.3 for $6.99 each.

 

For the next two weeks, Steinberg is offering great discounts on both Cubasis 2.3 and the FX Pack IAPs, ending on December 5, 2017.

 

New features in Cubasis 2.3

  • 25th anniversary Waves plug-in in-app purchases
  • Waves AudioTrack Channel Strip (in-app purchase)
  • Waves L1 Multimaximizer (in-app purchase)
  • Waves Q10 Equalizer (in-app purchase)
  • Waves Plug-in Bundle: AudioTrack, L1, Q10 (in-app purchase)
  • Audio Unit automation
  • Audio Unit user presets
  • Cubasis effect user presets
  • Over 200 Cubasis effects factory presets
  • More than 70 factory presets for FX Pack IAP
  • Maintenance and improvements

 

 

About Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Steinberg is known the world over for its music and audio software and hardware solutions. The company has been developing, manufacturing and selling innovative products for musicians and producers in the music, film, post production and multimedia industries since 1984. Steinberg products are used by Grammy and Oscar award-winning composers, engineers and producers. The company also offers business customers license-management and copy-protection systems.

Visit www.steinberg.net for further details.

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You Don’t Have To Be La Super Rica To Own One





Introducing La Super Rica! The super-rich Fuzz with unapologetically awesome tone and feel.  
 
Love the sound of fuzz pedals, but hate the way they can disappear in the mix?
 
 

 

La Super Rica means “super rich”, and this silicon fuzz is just that. Inspired by our love of iconic fuzz sounds – from classic rock to stoner metal, La Super Rica builds on a classic circuit by adding parametric mid-range controls and a three-way voicing switch for maximum versatility. Hear the sound for yourself here!

 

The result is a super rich fuzz pedal that is as versatile as it is toneful – capable of reproducing the iconic sounds that inspired it, as well as a surprising array of other fuzz tones – from blues and psychedelic rock to desert rock and stoner metal. How you use it is up to you.

 
KEY FEATURES:
 
>> Classic Silicon Fuzz Sounds.
>> Semi-Parametric (sweepable) mid-range Control.
>> Voicing switch for different applications/tones.
>> Low noise, true bypass, runs on standard 9v power supplies.
 
 
 
 
Designed in California. Made in the U.S.A.
 
 


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New Software Lets You Get More Mileage Out Of Your MPC





 

AKAI PROFESSIONAL UNLEASH NEW CREATIVE POSSIBILITIES WITH RELEASE OF HIGH-POWERED MPC 2.0 SOFTWARE

 

Next generation of acclaimed flagship beat-production software introduces a number of powerful new composition and performance features to the Music Production Center experience

 

Cumberland, RI USA (November 20, 2017) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the official release of MPC 2.0. Released after an extensive beta testing period, MPC 2.0 is compatible with Mac and PC, works either alone as your main DAW or integrates seamlessly into your DAW of choice as a VST, AU, AAX plug-in. Sporting a redesigned, easy-to-use interface, MPC 2.0 represents a huge leap forward in the beat-production software category by adding a formidable set of new features including:

  • Audio track recording

  • Real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting

  • Audio and MIDI drag-and-drop

  • Redesigned user interface

  • Ableton Link support

  • 64-bit audio

  • Bluetooth 4.0 MIDI support

  • Advanced signal routing capability – submixes FX returns, multi-output support

  • Reimagined mixer layout

  • Enhanced Q-Link control

Designed to provide a tactile and immersive hardware-software experience, MPC 2.0 works flawlessly with Akai Professional’s industry-defining MPC line of controllers, as well as the newest standalone units. Supported models are: MPC X, MPC Live, MPC Touch, MPC Studio Black, MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, MPC Element and the MPK2 line of keyboard controllers.

 

MPC 2.0 Upgrade Paths

The upgrade paths for all current MPC owners are as follows: MPC X: FREE
MPC Live: FREE
MPC Touch: FREE

MPC Studio Black: FREE if registered after January 1, 2017/ $99.99 if registered before MPC Renaissance: $99.99
MPC Studio: $99.99
MPC Element: $149.99

MPK225, MPK249, MPK261: $149.99

 

“The amalgamation of over 8 years of development, our deep audio track capability and DAW functionality makes MPC 2.0 the most powerful beat-making platform available,” said Dan Gill, Product Manager for Akai Professional.

 

In the coming months, future updates will continue to add exciting new workflow features and inspiring creative tools to MPC 2.0.

 

The Vault 2.0

The Vault 2.0 is a curated collection featuring over 10GB of hard-hitting, amazing sounding samples and instruments from some of the world’s premier sample library companies including: CAPSUN ProAudio, Loopmasters, Toolroom, MVP Loops, as well as our own custom sounds.

 

When purchased as the MPC Plus bundle, MPC 2.0 and The Vault 2.0 are available at a discounted rate.

 

MPC Plus (MPC 2.0 and The Vault 2.0) Bundle Pricing

 MPC Studio / MPC Studio Black: $169.99 MPC Renaissance $169.99
MPC Element: $199.99
MPK225, MPK249, MPK261: $199.99

 

For more information, visit akaipro.com.

 

 

 

 

 

About Akai Professional

The world’s most influential manufacturer of music production gear, Akai Professional develops creative technologies to empower music makers with tools that are unmatched in expressive capability. Akai Professional is best known for creating the legendary MPC, an instrument that has inspired generations of producers and performers and spawned entirely new genres of music. Akai Professional is a part of the inMusic family of premiere music brands.


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Symetrix Releases Control Server, USB Audio Card, And Composer v5.6





 

Symetrix Releases Control Server, 
USB Audio Card, and Composer v5.6
 
 

 

 
Seattle, WA, USA-November 2017… 
Symetrix, Inc., a leading provider of installed systems DSP, announces the release of the Control Server platform, as well as the USB Audio Card for their Dante-enabled Radius and Edge DSPs, and an update to Composer v5.6, its award-winning open architecture design software.
 
 
Control Server is a web services platform for control of network AV systems, including Symetrix Radius, Edge, Prism, and Solus NX DSPs. Programmed using Composer, Control Server offers wired connections for the A/V network and built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity for control. Administer and operate from any web-connected computer or mobile device, such as tablets and smartphones. The web-based, multi-touch-enabled Symetrix app provides a user-friendly front end for user control functions.
 
 
Control Server comes equipped with one instance of Symetrix’ Mixer app, which provides 32 channel strips, each with an assignable fader and a mute button, and offers dynamic screen-sizing and orientation, making it easy to mix events with virtually any mobile device or computer browser. Users can easily group and hide channels, assign custom labels and colors, and adjust the fader resolution and travel. Multi-touch functionality enables multiple faders to be adjusted at the same time, just like a physical mixer.
 
 
The web-based Mixer instance can be saved to a smart device’s home page for instant access, appearing as a native app. Additional instances of Mixers may be purchased as needed. Multiple users can operate the same instance of an app, and user access control can be provided via username and password security for each user. A variety of apps delivering an assortment of useful functions will be available from Symetrix in the future.
 
 
Control Server’s hardware unit has a 1000 Base-T Ethernet port for Symetrix Composer host control, web-based administration, and control of devices on the A/V network. The half-rack space unit mounts in a standard 1 U rack tray (an optional, ½ U filler panel is available), or can be used with an optional ½ U surface-mount bracket all available from Symetrix. Power is delivered by an external 12 VDC adapter.
 
 
Symetrix’ USB Audio Card for Radius and Edge DSPs enables audio devices connected to these DSPs to send audio to, and return audio from, any computer that supports USB Audio Class 1 or Class 2. Most operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS, and UNIX, provide generic USB Class 1 drivers. A Class 2 driver for Windows is provided by Symetrix.
 
 
The USB Audio Card provides two modes of operation: Speakerphone and Line In/Out. Each mode offers two configuration settings. Speakerphone mode provides plug-and-play connectivity, and enables one input channel and one output channel. Soft-codec acoustic echo canceling (e.g., Skype, WebEx, and GoToMeeting) can be disabled in favor of Symetrix’ wide-band, low-latency AEC processing. Line In/Out mode is configurable for 2×2 or 8×8 recording and playback, using courtroom recording or audio production software. The USB Audio Card adds 8 USB audio inputs and 8 outputs to a Radius AEC or Radius 12×8 EX, and up to 32×32 input and outputs for Edge DSPs. A high-retention Type B USB port provides a standard and robust connection between DSP and computer.
 
 
Supporting the Control Server and the USB Audio Card, Symetrix has released Composer v5.6, the latest version of their programming software for Windows. With Composer v5.6, the web interface diagnostic page now shows Dante-related diagnostics, and each DSP unit supports connections with up to four Shure devices. Particularly noteworthy is the addition of Juice Goose Super-modules to control Juice Goose iP Series power sequencing and control devices. These Super-modules, which feature Symetrix’ custom graphic user interface, provide simultaneous user control of each individual pod, enabling the user to individually or sequentially power the pods up and down.
 
 
Control Server, USB Audio Card, and Composer v5.6 are available immediately from Symetrix. For more information, please visit www.Symetrix.co.
 
 
 
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About Symetrix
 
With unrelenting focus, Symetrix delivers high-performance audio DSP hardware and software backed by the highest caliber of customer care. Early-stage implementation of Dante™ network audio is just one of many ways Symetrix continues to lead with innovation in the commercial AV industry.
 


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