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Mar 8 - 01:51 PM, by d-cipher Virtual Instrument > Loops de la Crème
Virtual Instrument : Loops de la Crème Launches World Sounds Deluxe Set - macmusicLoops de la Crème Launches world sounds Deluxe Set.

This sample pack features essential instruments (congas, djembes, drumset, tambourines...) as well as unique handmade ones (voodoo bone shaker, ghana double bell, calebasse...)


Content:

- 776 percussion samples
- 35 Kontakt patches
- 15 IR samples (reverb impulse responses)

Price: €12 (and €24 after end of march).
Mar 8 - 09:18 AM, by d-cipher Virtual Instrument > Applied Acoustics Systems (AAS)
Virtual Instrument : Applied Acoustics Systems Releases Kitnetix - macmusicKitNetix is a macrophonic sound bank that zooms into an intricate new world.

The 128-preset collection crafted by renowned sound designer Martin Walker features drum kits made from exotic materials, percussion unleashed from reality, soundscapes from dark beginnings to glittering futures, hyper-detailed generative textures, and fantasy hybrid instruments that have never been heard before, including bells, chimes, keys, strings, and pads. Moods cover a huge range, from epic soundtrack projects via weird electronica to gentle ambient minimalism.
Mar 7 - 07:53 PM, by d-cipher Apple > Apple
Apple : Apple New iPad (Episode 3) - macmusicSome news features in brief:

The Retina display transforms the entire iPad experience. Razor-sharp text. Richer colors.
To make sure everything on the new iPad looks crystal clear, Apple engineers elevated the pixels onto a different plane — separating them from the signals.
The A5X chip with quad-core graphics drives four times the pixels (3.1 million pixels) of iPad 2 yet it delivers the same smoothness and fluidity iPad is known for. Even with all that extra oomph, the new iPad still gets an amazing 10 hours of battery life.

The 5-megapixel iSight camera features a backside illumination sensor that captures great-looking pictures whether by sunlight or candlelight. Autofocus, tap to focus, and tap to set exposure functions mean every photo you take instantly becomes a frameworthy gem. The iSight camera on the new iPad lets you capture all these unpredictable, beautiful, and hilarious moments. In 1080p HD, no less.

With iPhoto in the picture, the iLife family of apps for iPad — including GarageBand and iMovie — is complete.

Ok, great news, but what about musicians?
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Mar 7 - 10:46 AM, by d-cipher Rumor > FabFilter
Rumor : FabFilter Saturn in orbit! - macmusicWe just receive some specs for FabFilter Saturn .

Some features:
- Sixteen different distortion styles, from subtle tube and tape saturation to heavily overdriven guitar amp models, time-smearing and bit crushing
- Multi-band processing (up to six bands)
- Per-band drive, mix, feedback, dynamics, tone and level controls
- Optional HQ mode (8x oversampling)
- Mid/side processing
- Interactive multi-band display
- Easy-to-use interface with FabFilter's innovative what-you-use-is-what-you-see concept
- Normal and wide interface layouts, with an option to show or hide the modulation section at the bottom
- Endless modulation options, with all the 16-step XLFOs, XY controllers, envelope generators, envelope followers and MIDI sources you will ever need
- Easy drag-and-drop modulation with 50-slot modulation matrix
- Modulation source signal visualization
- Over 150 factory presets included
- Stereo and mono plug-ins available

Here is a little video to see and hear something about Saturn and Thank's to Dan Worrall for this video.

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Mar 7 - 10:16 AM, by d-cipher Computer Hardware > Claude Woodward
Computer Hardware : Claude Woodward Launches Claude Controller - macmusicIt is a very sophisticated MIDI controller, allowing the player to articulate many parts of the sound – filters, envelopes, effects etc simultaneously using your left hand and feet.

The right hand plays a keyboard with the patented 'Vibe Bar' for imparting vibrato & pitch bend.

It consists of 36 wheels and 2 joysticks…….with a pedalboard – 2 peddles and 4 switches...
The MIDI circuit is Livid Instruments MIDI Brain.
A crazy controller by a crazy and Brilliant inventor!
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