AES 2007

Music Products

Sep 25, 2007 3:56 PM

AUDIO IMPRESSIONS "REALTIME INSTRUMENTS": Realtime Instruments, the new line of 10 sample libraries conceived by veteran film and TV composer Chris Stone offers more than 600 instruments, and are the first commercially available libraries to license Stone's patent-pending DVZ real-time process. The 10 libraries in the Realtime Instruments collection are: Orchestral, Band, World, Keyboards, Guitars, Drum Kits, Music Effects, Harps, Baroque & Antique Instruments and Pipe Organs. AES booth #1222.

DAVE SMITH INSTRUMENTS PROPHET '08: Dave Smith announces the return of the Prophet. The 8-voice Prophet '08 ($2,199) has a completely analog signal path—two oscillators, resonant lowpass 2- or 4-pole filter and VCA and its Curtis ICs are similar to those in the original Prophet-5/10/T8 synths. The Prophet '08 has a 5-octave, semiweighted, velocity-sensitive keyboard with aftertouch, and pitch/mod wheels.

DIGIDESIGN STRUCTURE LE/FREE: Digidesign intros Structure LE and Structure Free, providing many of the same features of the Structure Pro package. Structure Free offers Structure sample playback at no charge. The $149 Structure LE RTAS sample player lets users quickly integrate and tweak a wide range of sounds into Pro Tools sessions and includes a pro 3GB sound library of acoustic and electronic instruments and sounds. All versions support playback of native Structure files as well as unencrypted SampleCell (1 and 2), Kontakt (1 and 2) and EXS24 sound libraries and an integrated REX player that plays REX 1 and 2 files. AES Booth #701.

FIRSTCOM MUSIC MUSIQUICK LOCAL 4: MusiQuick Local 4 is now completely network-integrated and can also be used as a standalone "plug-and-play" application. The system includes an intuitive user interface, Mac/PC compatibility, high-speed multi-user SQL search, "point-click-play" interface, export to external applications like Pro Tools and cue sheet helper with a reverse look-up that matches audio files to the SQL database, making it easy to keep track of the music used.

IK MULTIMEDIA SAMPLEMOOG: The most complete collection of Moog sounds ever released in one product, SampleMoog was done in cooperation with Moog Music and includes18 rare, collectible Moog synths, accurately sampled and programmed with the addition of built-in effects. This sample-based product offers a wide range of basses, leads, pads, and effects from monstrous Moog Modulars to rare Minimoogs to Taurus Bass Pedals, Polymoogs, Memorymoogs and more—virtually the entire range of Moog synthesizers in a single product. AES booth #1100.

MOREVOX ELEKTROMORPH: This collection of drum samples bridges the world between loops and real drums by providing both. Elektromorph ($149) offers 32 kicks, 44 snares, 14 tom sets, 94 cymbals, and several other multilayer percussion and effects. The 24-bit samples span styles from pop to hard rock, hip hop to extreme and electronica.

NOVATION REMOTE SL COMPACT:With its Automap Universal feature, this pro keyboard controller provides automatic, intelligent control of all major sequencers and automatable plug-ins. A large 144-character screen shows up to eight assigned parameters. Sequencer controls are automatically mapped as soon as the sequencer boots, and all VST or AU parameters are assigned when a plug-in opens. It has 25 or 49 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch and eight large, velocity-sensitive trigger pads are ideal for triggering samples or sketching out beats. AES booth #136.

POWERFX SYSTEMS SWEET ANN: Sweet Ann incorporates VOCALOID2 software from Yamaha. Type in words and Sweet Ann sings them back in her pure pop voice. She can sing lead or background vocals, as well as be used as an innovative sound source or as a Vocoder-style conversationalist.

ROGER LINN DESIGN ADRENALINN III: The AdrenaLinn III offers amp modeling plus modulation and delay effects—including looped filter sequences—all synched to the built-in programmable drum machine or MIDI. The new model adds reverb, compression, tuner and enhanced modulation effects, and offers 40 amp models and user presets and drumbeats are doubled to 200 each.

SONIVOX SONIC IMPLANTS SYMPHONIC HARP FOR KONTAKT: Now compatible with the Kontakt platform, the SONiVOX Harp is a collection of sampled harp tones and glissandi, providing serious performance flexibility and control. With gigabytes of sample data and a variety of programming features, Symphonic Harp affords users an expansive palette of color and texture while Kontakt2 scripting features make glissandi creation as simple as selecting a scale type and loading it for fast, easy, and effective sequencing.

TRF PRODUCTION MUSIC NEW RELEASES: TRF adds 15 new CDs to its Kool Kat (now with 100 contemporary, cutting-edge CDs) and Adrenalin libraries. Releases include Mystery/Suspense, Acoustic Guitar 3, Kids Novelty, Epic Orchestral Themes, 1980s Soundalikes, Heavy Metal, Jazz, Atmospheres, Passion/Romance, New Age Piano and Electric Blues. TRF also released new Bravo, Dennis and Stock CDs, including Reggaeton, Country and Sports categories. Ten new CDs were also added to TRF’s International ethnic library PAN.

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