THE BEAT SUITE
Royalty-free production music library containing classical, dance, rock and jazz. Music tracks, loops and sounds available for immediate download as MP3. Music for multimedia, computer games, online, broadcast and business. Instant preview, purchase and download, with blanket license available.
CREAMWARE MINIMAX ASB
A quality vintage synth emulation in a dedicated hardware system, complete with authentic controls. The Minimax ASB is a 12-voice unit with 128 factory presets and 128 user presets, with stereo outs and a stereo input for processing of external signals. The Minimax ASB also has MIDI In/Out/Thru and a USB connection for host/MIDI interfacing. External power supply unit (12 VAC). Plug-in–like Windows remote-control software. Price: $899.
CREAMWARE PROFIT-5 ASB
A quality vintage synth emulation in a dedicated hardware system, complete with authentic controls. The ProFit-5 ASB is a 6-voice unit with 128 factory and 128 user presets, with stereo outs and a stereo input for processing of external signals. The ProFit-5 ASB also has MIDI In/Out/Thru and a USB connection for host/MIDI interfacing. External power supply unit (12 VAC). Plug-in–like Windows/OS X remote-control software. Price: $999.
E-MU XBOARD 25
E-mu’s Xboard 25 professional USB/MIDI controller for PC and Mac features a full-size, 25-note, velocity-sensitive keyboard with after-touch, 16 programmable real-time controllers, Xboard Control software and E-mu’s Proteus X LE Desktop Sound Module with more than 1,000 sounds. Runs on USB, battery or AC power. Price: $199.99. AES booth: #818.
E-MU XBOARD 49
E-mu’s Xboard 49 professional USB/MIDI controller for PC and Mac features a 49-note, full-size, velocity-sensitive keyboard with after-touch, 16 programmable real-time controllers, Xboard Control software and E-mu’s Proteus X LE Desktop Sound Module with more than 1,000 sounds. Runs on USB, battery or AC power. Price: $229.99. AES booth: #818.
E-MU SOUND CENTRAL'S MODERN SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA
E-mu’s Modern Symphonic Orchestra offers composers and musicians more than 10 GB of the finest orchestral samples ever collected, with all sections recorded in their onstage seated positions with close and far microphones. All presets have been programmed for E-mu’s powerful Emulator X and Proteus X sound engine, delivering plug-and-play performance that lets you dial in the perfect orchestral sound every time. Price: $399.99. AES booth: #818.
FIRSTCOM MUSIC MUISQUICK LOCAL
FirstCom makes hard drive delivery easy! Get a customized hard drive with as few as 100 CDs or as many as 1,900 CDs! MusiQuick Local, our easy-to-use search engine, makes your searches a breeze. Hard drives are completely networkable and are Mac- and PC-compatible.
GARRITAN JAZZ AND BIG BAND
The first complete jazz and big band sample library/virtual instrument. A complete jazz and big band collection featuring trumpets, trombones, a comprehensive collection of sax, keyboards, guitars, winds, rhythm section and more. Variety of mutes, extended ranges, jazz effects and expressive control provide utmost playability. NI Kontakt Player: Mac and PC, VST AudioUnits, DXi and RTAS. Price: $259. AES booth: #1254.
GARRITAN STRADIVARI SOLO VIOLIN
A technological revolution in sampling. This virtual Stradivari violin (for Kontakt 2) is the first to feature new and exclusive Sonic Morphing technology. The samples are harmonically aligned to seamlessly crossfade between different dynamic and vibrato levels without phase problems. This, combined with instrument body resonances (convolution) and advanced scripting, makes this product the most expressive and realistic-sounding virtual solo instrument ever made. Price: $199. AES booth: #1254.
HOLLYWOOD EDGE HIGH IMPACT SERIES
The High Impact Series is a 5-disc collection of more than 2,200 non-stop action sounds. These effects have the authentic feel of Horror, the out-of-this-world dimensions of Science Fiction, the full heat and shockwaves of Fire and Explosions, the gut-wrenching blows of Impacts and the realistic, destructive force of Crashes. No matter what impact, disaster, space voyage or ghost hunt you’re planning, the High Impact Series has what you’re looking for. Price: $595.
IK MULTIMEDIA MIROSLAV PHILHARMONIK
Miroslav Philharmonik workstation focused on orchestral instruments, ensembles and choirs. Philharmonik is a powerful integrated orchestral workstation combining the legendary Miroslav Orchestral and Choir sample collection masterpieces with a dedicated plug-in instrument specifically tailored for classical sounds and arrangements. The Orchestra & Choir Workstation features more than 1,200 sounds and 7 GB of samples; 16-part multitimbral sample-based orchestral workstation; 20 classic DSP effects (four per instrument) and three synthesis engines with STRETCH easy-to-use classical music–oriented parameters. For Mac OS X and Windows. AES booth: #1236.
MOTU MX4 VERSION 2
Inspired by legendary subtractive synthesizers, MX4™ delivers fresh and vintage sounds alike. Hundreds of presets—fat basses, nasty leads, analog pads, vintage electronica—are organized by category and saved with your host application projects for recall. Tweaking sounds is fast and easy but with a depth synth programmers will appreciate. New in V. 2: more built-in effects, stereo detune for huge analog sound, anti-aliased wave tables, hundreds of new presets, pattern gate, arpeggiator, trigger sequencer and more. AES booth: #354.
MOTU SYMPHONIC INSTRUMENT
This virtual instrument plug-in has everything needed to create complete orchestral recordings. From solo instruments and small ensembles to full orchestral masterpieces, the MOTU Symphonic Instrument provides a massive 8GB library of sounds, from world-class orchestras and musicians recorded with pristine audio fidelity. Adjust sounds quickly and intuitively using a single-window interface. A built-in convolution reverb produces stunningly realistic room ambiences—orchestra sound stages, renowned concert halls and majestic cathedrals. Compatible with all major plug-in formats for Mac OS X and Windows (VST, AudioUnits, DXi, MAS and RTAS). AES booth: #354.
OPEN LABS NEKO64
New 61-key version of NeKo64 features Pentium D dual-core 3GHz 64-bit processor; RunSilent function dynamically controls CPU speed and reduces temperature when ultra-quiet operation is required; native DDR2 800 support; universal PCI-E Slots6 PowerRush technology intelligently detects system load and automatically boosts performance for the most demanding tasks by increasing CPU clock speed on-the-fly; and serial ATA 3Gb/s support for next-generation hard drives that doubles current bus bandwidth for high-speed data transfers. Price: $5,995.
OPEN LABS GENERATION 2
This 61-key version of NeKo LET includes Pentium 4 3GHz processor; RunSilent function to dynamically control CPU speed and reduce temperature; and PowerRush technology intelligently detects system load and automatically boosts performance for the most demanding tasks by increasing CPU clock speed on-the-fly. Price: $2,995.
RADIAL ENGINEERING SGI
The SGI (Studio Guitar Interface) is a transmit/receive pair of modules that allows a guitar signal to travel across 500 feet of balanced mic cable. The SGI is a unity-gain device that features 100-percent discrete Class-A circuitry and transformer isolation to eliminate ground loops. The guitar connects to the SGI-TX, which outputs a balanced signal. At the far end of the balanced line sits the SGI-RX, which converts the balanced signal back to a hi-Z instrument level output that can connect to pedal boards and amplifiers. Retail: $200. AES booth: #1218.
SONIC IMPLANTS COMPLETE SYMPHONIC COLLECTION
This sample library for GigaStudio 3 is extremely playable, making it the first choice for composers and producers. The Sonic Implants Complete Symphonic Collection comprises four volumes: Strings, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion. It offers users an orchestral solution with prodigious flexibility, intuitive programming and an authentic virtual soundstage that allows for the correct respective placement of instruments and sections without the need for additional processing or panning. Price: $2,995.
SONIC REALITY SONIC REFILLS FOR REASON 3
Sonic Reality has helped to take Reason to a whole new level with the release of the Sonic Refills Series of sound libraries. Each of the highly affordable volumes in this more than 20-volume collection offers amazing playable instruments that were meticulously recorded and expertly programmed. Each volume also features its own custom Combinator module to take advantage of all of Reason 3’s new enhancements. Price: $49.99.
TAYLOR GUITARS 2005 FALL LIMITED EDITIONS
Taylor’s 2005 Fall limited-edition guitars are electric/acoustic cutaways featuring Taylor’s remarkable Expression System acoustic pickup (winner of the 2004 Mix Foundation TEC Award in the Musical Instrument Technology category). This fall, Taylor’s popular 300, 400, 500 and 800 Series guitars have received solid exotic tonewood upgrades of Hawaiian koa, Indian rosewood, Tropical American mahogany and Mexican cocobolo for back and sides. Tops are solid Sitka spruce, mahogany or koa, depending on the model. Price: from $2,248 to $4,298.
TRF PRODUCTIONS ADRENALIN PRODUCTION MUSIC LIBRARY
Eleven new CD releases added to the Adrenalin Production Music Library, now totaling 26 discs, all released since spring 2004. Categories contained in the Adrenalin library include urban/hip hop, rock, ambient, electronica, sports, jazz, acoustic guitar, fashion, funk and drama. The Adrenalin discs are being added to the more than 50,000 selections already contained in the TRF libraries, the largest and most extensive source of production music.
VIENNA SYMPHONIC LIBRARY OPUS 2
This 9.3GB orchestral sample library expands the potential of Vienna’s Opus 1—or the first edition—with additional articulations for most of the instruments included in Opus 1 and additional instruments such as percussion from the Pro Edition Opus 2. It also includes basic articulations of instruments taken from other Horizon Series titles, such as solo strings, epic horns, french oboe or woodwind ensembles. Formats: Giga, EXS, Halion, Kontakt. Price: $495.
ZENPH STUDIOS SOFTWARE ANALYSIS
This process captures audio piano recordings (even poor-quality ones) and converts them into nuanced descriptions of the original performances—exactly replicated using modern piano technology. Zenph’s software analysis determines the precise keystrokes, pedal movement and timing that went into a performance and converts it to high-definition computer data that can drive a modern reproducing piano for an exact replica of the original performance. In a studio, this note-perfect reperformance can then become a modern, high-quality recording—suitable for commercial release. AES booth: #2D04.