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Orbitone's Syn-chrome is a new software synthesizer for Creamware's Pulsar and SCOPE. Syn-chrome's synthesis architecture allows for the creation of a

Orbitone's Syn-chrome is a new software synthesizer for Creamware's Pulsar and SCOPE. Syn-chrome's synthesis architecture allows for the creation of a wide palette of sounds and comes loaded with a variety of presets developed by Orbitone's synthesists. Visit www.orbitone.org ...Steinberg (www.steinberg.net) has launched its own Internet recording studios at www.cubase.net; here, Rocket-powered Cubase users can connect with other users in virtual studios. Other Steinberg news: The Cubase VST Studio Pack is now available; the package contains Cubase VST 3.7, WaveLab 2.0 and Steinberg's ST 24/96 audio card. List price is $849. Steinberg is also distributing Native Instruments synths and samplers in North America... SampleTank from IK Multimedia is VST software that combines a sampler/synth engine with multisampled sounds. Its exclusive 2Pack technology lets you load a program that needs twice the size of your available RAM. In other IK Multimedia news, it has released Version 1.2 of its T-Racks 24-bit Mastering plug-ins. For more information, visit www.ilio. com or www.tracks.com ...Emagic (www.emagic.de) has released Version 3.0 of SoundDiver; highlights include a redesigned interface and external remote control...Ilio is now distributing Sonic Reality's sample libraries worldwide. Visit www.ilio.com.

E-mu/Ensoniq announced the return of the Ensoniq product line, which includes the ASR-X sampler, ZR-76 workstation and PARIS digital audio recording system. The ASIC chips have been redesigned for improved performance. Get more information at www. emu.com...Kind of Loud's (www.kindofloud.com)

RealVerb surround reverb plug-in is now available for Minnetonka's Mx51. In other Minnetonka news, Mx51 is now available for Windows sound cards; list is $699. Visit www.minnetonkaaudio.com for more information ...BIAS (www.bias-inc. com) has three new PowerBook bundles that include the Vxpocket. All new bundles include a configuration of either Peak le 2.1 or Peak 2.1, SFX or SFX Lite, and Adaptec Toast; prices start at $729...Bitheadz has collaborated with Sincrosoft (developer of Opus and Opus Lite) to develop the Unity Composer, a program for composing music on Mac or PC. For details, visit www.bitheadz.com...Seer Systems has three new products in its SeerMusic system: Seer reMixer, Seer reMixer+ and SeerWAVmaker. The software can be downloaded at www.seermusic.com. Seer Systems also reduced the list price of Reality 1.5 from $495 to $379, and Surreal is now only $99...SADiE (www.sadie.com) announced that it will add the CEDAR DeCrackle plug-in to its 24.96 and Artemis workstations. In other SADiE news, the company has entered into a development agreement with Brooks Harris Film and Tape (maker of EDLMAX) to implement the AES31 digital audio interchange format for the range of SADiE workstations.

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