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ABLETON LIVE 5

Live is the only solution designed for each stage of the musical process, from creation to production to performance. In the creative stage, Live is transparent, intuitive and responsive, capturing inspiration and encouraging the flow of musical ideas. During production, Live provides all of the professional tools and studio compatibility required to complete and perfect projects. Onstage, Live delivers the expressive control and stability that innumerable performing artists have come to rely on. MSRP: $499. AES booth: #2D11.

Dist. by M-Audio

626/633-9055

www.ableton.com



ARTURIA BRASS

Brass is a virtual instrument that faithfully reproduces the trumpet, saxophone and trombone in real time. Brass is based on a new kind of physical modeling technology that allows the user to play with maximum expressivity. It has been created in collaboration with IRCAM, the world-renowned institute based in Paris, to bring this groundbreaking technology to us. Price: 279 Euros. AES booth: #1129.

33/4-38 02 05 55 (France)

www.arturia.com








CAKEWALK SONAR 5 PRODUCER EDITION

Version 5 adds an arsenal of responsive instruments, more effects and powerful editing tools, including Roland V-Vocal VariPhrase technology and Pure Space convolution reverb. These features are complemented by a 64-bit, double-precision, floating-point mix engine that sets new standards for digital mixing through dramatic increases in dynamic range, even on 32-bit computers. In addition, SONAR 5 introduces groundbreaking advances in RAM and native processing power on systems running Windows XP X64 Edition. Price: $799. AES booth: #826.

617/423-9004

www.cakewalk.com




CENTRANCE CE1505 UNIVERSAL DRIVER

Centrance’s Universal Driver supports simultaneous use of several FireWire ASIO/MIDI devices under Windows and allows the user to see all available devices as one extended multichannel audio interface. Price: $79.95. AES booth: #677.

847/581-0500

www.centrance.com

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FXPANSION AUDIO

FXpansion Audio new products: GURU, BFD, BFD XFL, BFD 8BK, BFD Deluxe Collection, VST-RTAS Adapter, VST-AU Adapter. FXpansion is an award-winning developer of innovative, cutting-edge drum/rhythm software and plug-in adapter solutions. Based in London, established 1999. AES booth: #1106.

Dist. by eBlitz Audio Labs

805/258-1465

www.fxpansion.com




GEFEN 2X1 DVI KVM SWITCHER

This connects two cross-platform computers to one keyboard, video display and mouse (KVM) workstation. It also lets users share peripherals between laptops and desktop computers. Stereo audio, high-speed USB 2 and DVI video in resolutions up to 1,920x1,200 are output for each computer. The Switcher also provides a button on the front that gives access to computer data in just seconds. An optional RMT remote can access computers from a distance if needed. Price: $199. AES booth: #355.

818/884-6294

www.gefen.com





GLYPH GT SERIES

Glyph Technologies provides digital audio delivery systems and storage sub-systems for audio and video production environments. The GT Series storage products incorporate sound-absorbing metal to reduce noise and Glyph’s Integrity™ FireWire hot-swap interface. All are covered by a three-year warranty and carry an additional Overnight Advance Replacement policy in the first year. AES booth: #1204.

607/275-0345

www.glyphtech.com





ILIO IVORY 1.5

Three glorious grand pianos in one PC/Mac sample-based virtual instrument: Bosendorfer 290, Steinway D and Yamaha C7. Version 1.5 enhancement: PC and Mac formats all in one box. New PC formats: VST and RTAS; extended library with two additional velocity layers; more than 38 GB of samples; and proprietary noise reduction for improved fidelity. Upgrades available. Price: $349.




ILIO ORIGINS

Origins is an exhaustive collection of authentic, atmospheric historical sounds by Dirk Campbell, the creator of World Winds. Origins’ vivid, dramatic samples promise to add sonic and musical interest to historical and archaeological productions, film scores (especially fantasy, sci-fi and horror), world music soundtracks, left-field rock and pop, creative remixes and any recordings that require imaginative sound design and innovative textures. Price: $349.




ILIO S.A.G.E. XPANDERS

Stark Raving Beats, Ethno Techno, Skippy’s Noizbox and Skippy’s Big Bad Beats are all customized expansion collections for Spectrasonics’ Stylus RMX. Each ILIO S.A.G.E. Xpander comes with the complete groove collection, a special bonus ILIO section and a library of new Stylus RMX multipatches that allow more flexibility than ever using Spectrasonics S.A.G.E. technology. Each Xpander is completely different from the next and will further broaden the potential of Stylus RMX. Price: $99 each.

818/707-7222

www.ilio.com




MACKIE ONYX 1200F FIREWIRE INTERFACE

This multiple I/O, 24-bit/192kHz FireWire computer audio/MIDI interface for Mac or PC features 12 premium Onyx preamps, a control room section with talkback and four headphone mixes with amplified outputs. Besides individual outputs, an onboard DSP-based mixing engine can provide custom zero-latency mixes to various pairs of outputs without going through the DAW software. Included is Mackie’s Tracktion 2 recording/editing software and the Final Mix plug-in to round out the package. AES booth: #255.

425/487-4333

www.mackie.com





MAGGOT SOFTWARE CONFORMALIZER

Film and TV sound post tool for conforming audio data to match changed picture cuts, Conformalizer compares EDLs cutlists and change notes and conforms Pro Tools sessions or any tab-separated timecode data (such as effects lists or ADR databases). It can also load two QuickTime movies to compare changes and verify accuracy of the compare process. Absolutely essential for anyone working with VFX-heavy film or TV projects.

64/21-237-3181 (New Zealand)

www.maggot.co.nz







MOTU DIGITAL PERFORMER 4.6

Digital Performer™ lets you record, edit, arrange, mix, process and master MIDI and audio tracks simultaneously to produce musical recordings, soundtracks for film and television and other audio production tasks. Version 4.6 adds many new features, including pitch automation, the Pattern Gate™ plug-in, V-Racks™ virtual plug-in rack, AAF file interchange, film/video scoring enhancements, audio click, bounce-to-QuickTime movie and much more. AES booth: #354.

617/576-2760

www.motu.com





MSOFT MUSICDIRECTOR

New for AES is MusicDirector, a revolutionary audio comparison search where users find music by how it sounds, not a text search restricted by a database. Other new features include tracking the past use of media and creating “accurate-to-the-second” music cue sheets by reading an Avid EDL file, etc. mSoft will also show the new VisionClip, a video file-management module for its popular music and SFX server system. AES booth: #249.

800/489-9314,

www.msoftinc.com





SONIC STUDIO SOUNDBLADE CD

SoundBlade CD is a fully host-based, OS X–native mastering/premastering application, offering integrated CD burning and complete PQ handling from the folks who created desktop mastering. Our source/destination editing model and cut/copy/paste editing with improved fade tool makes quick and intuitive work of any editing chore. Other features include drag-and-drop files from iTunes or any .AIFF, .WAV, BWF or SD2 source; built-in automatic, high-quality sample rate conversion; psychoacoustically optimized shaped triangular redithering; and VST plug-in support. Price: $1,495. AES booth: #272.

409/792-9552

www.sonicstudio.com





SONIC STUDIO SOUNDBLADE CD

SoundBlade CD is a fully host-based, OS X–native mastering/premastering application, offering integrated CD burning and complete PQ handling from the folks who created desktop mastering. Our source/destination editing model and cut/copy/paste editing with improved fade tool makes quick and intuitive work of any editing chore. Other features include drag-and-drop files from iTunes or any .AIFF, .WAV, BWF or SD2 source; built-in automatic, high-quality sample rate conversion; psychoacoustically optimized shaped triangular redithering; and VST plug-in support. Price: $1,495. AES booth: #272.

409/792-9552

www.sonicstudio.com





SOUNDMINER XP 1

At AES, Soundminer will demo Soundminer XP 1, which will ship sometime after AES, offering both single-user and server connectivity options. Distilled from the company’s respected Macintosh product, the XP version offers PC users an intuitive, familiar interface, expansive user customization, speed and quick editorial control. AES booth: #564.

416/644-1066

www.soundminer.com





SPECTRAL COMPUTER RM-7000, RM-5000

Spectral Computers, a leading manufacturer of computers specifically designed for the audio community, announces a new line of high-powered Windows-based computer systems—two standard systems and a custom-build option—each optimized for audio and qualified by leading software manufacturers. Spectral Computers are designed to deliver a level of performance and reliability far beyond that offered by the consumer products so often found in studio and production environments.

818/981-3101

www.spectralcomputers.com




SPECTRASONICS STYLUX RMX 1.5

Stylus RMX Real-Time Groove Module is a virtual instrument plug-in for PC/Mac. Version 1.5 offers hundreds of new patches and several new features, including an embedded “Help System” electronic users manual; a real-time Chaos stutter effect; browsing via genres/categories; a new version of the S.A.G.E. Converter with drag-and-drop batch conversion of REX file libraries and conversion support for ILIO’s Groove Control libraries; native support for Digidesign’s Windows RTAS format; and much more. Registered Stylus RMX users can get a free download upgrade from the Website or via DVD-ROM for $5. Price: $299.

818/955-8481

www.spectrasonics.net

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