Visitors to the CreamWare booth at Winter NAMM 2003 in Anaheim,Calif., can check out live performances by keyboardist Geoff Downes(founding member/composer/keyboardist of rock band ASIA), who will beplaying on the company's new Noah hardware synthesizer.
Downes will perform every few hours, Thursday through Sunday, atbooth #6900 in Hall A.
Noah was announced at the 2002 Musikmesse Show and is now almostready for shipping. Based on software plug-in technology, Noah offersincreased flexibility and new features, including extensive integrationwith audio computers via editing software and a USB interface (foraudio and MIDI), as well as the ability to serve as an effectsprocessor for external signal sources. The following instruments areincluded with Noah: Minimax (an accurate reproduction of the MoogMinimoog), B-2003 (model of a drawbar organ in the tradition of theHammond B3), Vectron Player (vector synthesis), Lightwave (wavetablesynthesizer with 128 waveforms, two integrated filters and a flexiblemodulation matrix) and six-string (produces string instrument sounds).As a special offer until June 30, 2003, Sequential Circuit's Pro-One isincluded for free.
In addition to this standard version, a Noah EX Version with doublethe power for the synthesis engine is available. This extension canalso be added to the standard version. Noah EX can play up to fourinstruments simultaneously, while the standard version can playtwo.
Noah will be available in April 2003; editing software for the Macis projected to be available in the middle of 2003. Projected listprice for the standard version is $2,075; the EX Version is listed at$2,525.
For more, visit CreamWave online at www.creamware.com.