AROBAS MUSIC GUITAR PRO 4
Designed for guitarists who use tablature, Guitar Pro 4 is a 256-track, Windows-based sequencer/tablature editor for guitar, banjo and bass. Users enter notes using MIDI, a mouse or computer keyboard. Playback responds to articulations such as grace notes, mutes and tremolo. Additional symbols include chord diagrams, hammer-ons/pull-offs, harmonics and slaps. A Scale Finder identifies scales from your transcription. Other tools include an onscreen tuner and metronome. The program can also transcribe standard and drum notation, as well as lyrics and fingering. Price: $59.95. NAMM booth: #6504.
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CAKEWALK SONAR 5
The latest version of Cakewalk’s production tool, SONAR 5 adds more effects, the PSYN II subtractive synth, Perfect Space convolution reverb, Roland V-Vocal Variphrase vocal editing technology, enhanced track layers and integrated inline audio and MIDI editing. In addition, SONAR 5 introduces advances in RAM and native processing power on systems running Windows XP x64 Edition. SONAR 5’s 64-bit audio engine is accessible even on 32-bit computers, but is available in either a 64- or 32-bit versions. Price: $799; upgrade from previous versions are available. NAMM booth: #6800.
CELEMONY MELODYNE VERSION 3
Version 3 of Melodyne cre8/studio audio editing software for Windows XP and Mac OS X is shipping. Melodyne3 can now edit both melodies and homophonic and polyphonic textures, with automatic analysis of the audio material, powerful macros for correcting intonation/timing errors and numerous improvements in the user interface. Melodyne3 is not only capable of doing far more than its predecessors, but it is also faster and easier to use. NAMM booth: #6900.
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INNOVATIVE MUSIC SYSTEMS INTELLISCORE POLYPHONIC 6
IntelliScore Polyphonic 6.3 can convert MP3 and .WAV files to MIDI; grab music from a CD and convert it to a .MID file; MIDI-enable any musical instrument—even your voice; and help remove vocals for creating karaoke files. Optional software lets users print sheet music from your favorite music, record MIDI directly into your sequencer software using your voice or any acoustic instrument and generate cell phone ringtones. Price: $79.
KARMA LAB TRITON 1.4
KARMA Triton provides, in software form, the same algorithmic music technology featured by Korg in its OASYS and Karma Workstations. Users of any model of the Korg Triton family can experience the benefits of this amazing technology to create instant grooves, riffs and musical effects that defy description. Includes the full factory voicing of the Karma Workstation—768 programs/combis with associated KARMA assignments. V.1.4 adds compatibility with the brand-new Korg TR workstation. Price: $149.
MAKEMUSIC INC. SMARTMUSIC 9
SmartMusic is the essential teaching and learning tool that guides student development in band, orchestra and choir. SmartMusic 9 adds a host of jazz improvisation tools. SmartMusic listens, via a computer microphone, to students sing or play. With accompaniments for more than 30,000 titles, students practice their individual part while listening to the piece as a whole. They see—and hear—immediate feedback on how well they’re doing. NAMM booth: #6508.
MAKEMUSIC INC. FINALE 2006
Finale 2006 music notation software introduces pioneering tools for teaching composition and arranging, plus a host of other powerful features, including Garritan Personal Orchestra Finale Edition, an integrated Kontakt Player from Native Instruments, Studio View (an all-in-one environment for multitrack music creation), a powerful mixer, TempoTap (for conducting your nuanced tempo changes) and much more. Price: $600/$350. NAMM booth: #6508.
RECORDARE DOLET 3 FOR SIBELIUS
Dolet 3 for Sibelius is a plug-in for Sibelius 4 that saves MusicXML 1.1 files. Together with Dolet 3 for Finale, you can share your music created with Sibelius 4 with people who use Finale, with higher accuracy than ever before. Version 3 adds support for articulations, symbols, rehearsal marks, system and page breaks, glissandos and much more. Dolet 3 supports Sibelius 4 and 4.1, and runs on both Windows and Mac. Price: $129.95.
RECORDARE DOLET 3 FOR FINALE
Dolet 3 for Finale is a plug-in for the Finale music notation program that reads and writes MusicXML 1.1 files. It lets you exchange files with Sibelius and SharpEye Music Reader with the highest possible fidelity. MusicXML files created with Dolet 3 for Finale usually import into Sibelius better than do Finale files. Dolet 3 works with Finale 2000 to 2006 on Windows and Finale 2004 to 2006 on Macintosh OS X. Price: $129.95.
SONY MEDIA SOFTWARE ACID PRO 6
ACID Pro 6 is the latest update to the award-winning, pro loop-based music creation tool that lets users create original, royalty-free music. This update includes several enhancements that incorporate an all-new, full-featured digital audio workstation into the loop-based production suite. The new addition of an automated, multitrack audio recording and MIDI sequencing environment will appeal to audio professionals looking to record multiple instruments or vocals in a live/studio setting. Price: $399.95. NAMM booth: #6210.
VIRTUOSOWORKS NOTION VERSION 1.5
VirtuosoWorks announces Version 1.5 of its Notion™ music composition and performance software. Atop the list of new features is compatibility with the Macintosh platform. Notion combines a full-featured music notation system with interpretive algorithms linked to a proprietary playback engine that offers samples of thousands of individual notes and articulations played by the London Symphony Orchestra and recorded at Abbey Road Studios. Price: $599. NAMM booth: #1100.