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Soundspace Architecture for Sound and Vision, by studio bau:ton principal Peter Grueneisen, is a 240-page hardcover book covering issues central to designing

Soundspace — Architecture for Sound and Vision,by studio bau:ton principal Peter Grueneisen, is a 240-page hardcover book covering issues central to designing spaces for the creation of sound, picture and contemporary media. Aimed at pros and novices alike, this lavishly illustrated collection features essays and projects by acoustics experts, artists, scientists, historians and architects, as well as a chapter on basic acoustics and spotlights on 40 design projects. Price: $77; available in bookstores (ISBN 3764369752) or online at www.papress.comTC Electronic (www.tcelectronic.com) has dropped its Spark and Native Bundle products to focus more resources on its PowerCore platform. Development will cease at the current versions (Spark 2.8.2 and Native Bundle 3.1)…In answer to this, BIAS has announced that Peak 4.1 will be offered at a substantial discount to users of TC Works and TC Electronic's Spark and Spark XL audio software ($299). BIAS also announced that Peak 4.1 now includes Roxio's Jam 6 and SFX Machine LT, a limited edition of the multi-effects sound design plug-in. Visit www.bias-inc.comGRM Tools' plug-in products are now iLok-compatible. For more information, visit www.grmtools.orgMI7, based in Malmö, Sweden, has acquired PrimeSounds AB (www.primesounds.com), a provider of professional samples for music and post-production. PrimeSounds offers a searchable library for producers, songwriters, remixers, DJs and anyone else in need of unique high-quality sounds and samples…Native instruments (www.native-instruments.com) just unveiled Reaktor 4.1. Available free for registered 4.0 users, the latest version includes dozens of new features including savable screen sets, a batch converter and a new recall system for saving all settings…Steinberg (www.steinberg.de) has released the latest version of its virtual instrument rack, V-Stack, offering ReWire 2 support and OS X compatibility. V-Stack offers up to 16 simultaneous virtual instruments, eight send effects, four bands of EQ and 32-bit internal processing. The upgrade is free to all registered owners or new for $59.99…Metric Halo (www.mhlabs.com) is now offering V. 1.5 of the Mobile I/O operating system, providing new functionality and increased performance across all Mobile I/O hardware models. Users of the Mobile I/O 2882, 2882+DSP, ULN-2 and ULN-2+DSP can take advantage of increased performance under Mac OS X…TerraTec Producer will now ship all Phase 28/22/26 USB interfaces with the latest full version of FL Studio Fruityloops Edition and Steinberg's WaveLab Lite. For more info, visit www.terratec.netUniversal Audio (www.uaudio.com) is now including a special version of Fxpansion's VST-RTAS Adapter with its UAD-1 Project Pak and Studio Pak, allowing the UAD-1 DSP card to be used with Digidesign Pro Tools 6 systems. In related news, Universal is offering the UAD-1 Project Pak V. 3.5 for $499, a new price point. Registered users can get the new Pultec Pro EQ plug-in with classic MEQ-5 mid-band section free of charge (regularly $79)…Celemony is now offering V. 2.5 of Melodyne featuring Melody Manager, a new tool that facilitates the organization and search for audio files on a CD or hard disk, various display options and even the auditioning of files…Sony (www.sonyplugins.com) has ported its Oxford Dynamics plug-ins for the TC PowerCore platform. Price: Oxford EQ, $540; Oxford Dynamics, $540; Oxford Inflator, $340; or as the Powercore Bundle, $940…Yamaha (www.yamaha.com/dmi) has released mLAN tools for OS X V. 10.3.3. The new release provides enhanced support for CoreAudio and CoreMIDI. The free update is available from www.mlancentral.com.