Upgrades and Updates

The new PQ1 Power-Quality Relay signals power line disturbances that could damage or disrupt signal processors, digital consoles and other sensitive electronics.

The new PQ1 Power-Quality Relay signals power line disturbances that could damage or disrupt signal processors, digital consoles and other sensitive electronics. The UL-listed, CE-marked, TUV-certified relay is priced at $276. Download more information at www.PQRelay.com…The Buzz Feiten Tuning System retrofits to any electric guitar or bass, offering vastly improved intonation (with every note and chord in tune across the entire fretboard) without changing a guitar's look or feel. Visit www.buzzfeiten.comArgosy's newOnline Studio Furnishings Guide offers pictures, pricing and detailed dimensions of the complete line of Argosy studio furnishings. Call 800/315-0878 or 573/348-3333, or visit www.ArgosyConsole.comCakewalk's (www.cakewalk.com) 2.1 update for the Sonar digital multitrack recording system is a free download to registered users, and includes OMFI, Broadcast Wave, Windows Media 9 and Mackie Control support…SFX Search, Gefen's sound effects search software, has migrated towww.sfxsearch.com. Sporting a new Web interface and additional libraries, sfxsearch.com offers an extensive selection of sound effects, production music and element libraries, easily searched by category or library name…Carillon Audio Systems USA (www.carillonusa.com) added the new dual-Intel Xeon Digidesign Pro Tools|HD system for Windows XP to its line of PC-based multitrack recording systems developed specifically for audio/music recording…M-Audio's Record Now Series of free guidebooks help musicians make informed choices about music technology. The first title, Choosing and Using Microphones, is available free from M-Audio dealers and may be downloaded in PDF format from www.mic-guide.comDigigram (www.digigram.com) released Mac OS X drivers for its VXpocket Version 2, VXpocket 440 and VX222 sound cards. The drivers are fully compliant with both Mac OS X V. 10.1 and V. 10.2 (Jaguar)…Waves is now bundling its Renaissance Collection with the Digidesign 002 LE system. Visit www.waves.com for more.…Wizoo's massiveClaudius Bruese Orchestrasampling project is available as separate orchestral string sections or bundles for HALion, EXS-24 and GigaSampler. The multitrack drum grooves of Steinberg's best-selling VST Drum Sessions are available online in Cubase VST and SX formats. Demos and downloads are at www.wizoosounds.comWebsterAudio's SampleMove lets users transfer patches/samples from any MIDI-equipped keyboard, module or sampler to a hardware or software sampler; any user with a hardware or software sampler that is capable of reading/loading .WAV/.AIFF files can easily transfer sounds to a laptop or hardware sampler. Visit www.samplemove.comMackie and Universal Audio released Version 2.3 Mac software for the UAD-1 Powered Plug-Ins, with dual-processor mode support for MAS and VST. The software is a free update from www.mackie.com or www.uaudio.comHHB offers new DVD+R media; visit www.hhbusa.com for details…Amphenol T-Series ¼-inch plugs feature eye-catching, ergonomically designed shells, with Jaws™ cable clamping for no-pullout operation. Available in stereo or mono, in nickel or black finishes, with optional silver or gold contacts. Visit www.amphenol.com.auNative Instruments announces Reaktor Electronic Instruments Vol. 1, a set of seven new instruments for REAKTOR 3, including three synths, three effects and a drum machine. List is $69; www.nativeinstruments.comAKG's freeMic CheckCD has recordings of various instruments using different AKG mics so users can compare the products on any monitoring system. Bonus CD-ROM files have product info and commentary by the project's producer/engineers. Get yours at www.akgusa.com.