Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cool new gear alerts.

Just to pass on some cool news, let me show some cool stuff that is now available.

Toontrack music releases Metalheads EZX.

As taken from the Toontrack site...

One world-renowned drummer, Tomas Haake, member of the extreme metal band Meshuggah.

One in demand producer, Daniel Bergstrand, whose mixing and producing credits include the likes of In Flames, Strapping Young Lad, Soilwork and Meshuggah, just to name a few.

Two Incredible drum sets, assembled and recorded to metal perfection, ready to bring your metal productions to the next level. And, for the first time in Toontrack history, we’ve included Separate mix channels in the EZdrummer mixer, containing kick and snare drum samples designed by Daniel Bergstrand, that augment these already amazingly recorded drums.

Twelve classic Meshuggah songs, captured flawlessly via MIDI by Tomas Haake himself, organized both as full songs as well as song parts so you can customize, dissect and use his grooves and drumming brilliance to inspire or create your next grand metal composition.

This is the next step in the evolution of Metal drum production tools.”

You can hear some of the Metalheads EZX samples here.

KRK releases the new VXT4W Audio Monitors. Geared for the music and movie aficionados and passionate gamers, here is a professional grade sonic percision in a compact and affordable package.

This is the computer audio monitor for those who really care about their music,” offered Tim Dorwart, CEO of The Stanton Group, parent company to KRK.

Those that watch movies or are computer-based gamers will be thrilled at the sound quality that these small monitors deliver. Listening to music at a computer is the equivalent of a recording engineer working at a console where the speakers are in close proximity, i.e. "near-field" monitoring. Being paired with a computer on a desk or workstation is the ideal application for KRK’s VXT4w given its compact form factor. The monitor’s high-headroom allows the user to experience sonic clarity across the entire audio spectrum—with an affordable price tag!”


Wide-format Tuners Provide Big Display, On-stage or Off

TASCAM's TG-7, TC8 TUNERS tuners combine fast pitch detection and a 5" wide backlit LCD display to help musicians dial into perfect pitch. The TG-7, designed for guitar and bass players, has a 1/4" in and thru and fits perfectly on pedalboards and amplifiers. The TC-8 is tailored for band and orchestra players with alternate tuning scales for period instruments. Both tuners have a built-in microphone and powerful metronome with internal speaker.

The tuner in the TG-7 and TC-8 uses high speed processing to calculate the pitch. Four tuner modes allow up to 1.25-cent steps on the display for maximum accuracy, and the tuner can be calibrated to an installed piano. They have desktop feet with a clip to attach to a music stand, and a tripod mount is also built-in. The metronome on the TG-7 and TC-8 can be set to various beat accents, and tap tempo allows the musician to find the tempo marking for any song.

The TASCAM TG-7, TC8 TUNERS will be available from select TASCAM retailers in December 2010.

AskVideo instructional DVDs for Reason 5 and Record 1.5.

AskVideo Reason 5 DVD

Over 7 hours of instruction on Propellerhead's Reason 5 by Morgan Pottruff. Whether you're a seasoned Reason user, or just picked up the program last week, you'll find all the info you need to take your knowledge to the next level.

AskVideo Record 1.5 DVD

Over 3.5 hours of instruction on Record - by Morgan Pottruff, aka Morg. This DVD is packed with tons of information, and Morg will walk you through everything this program has to offer in an easy to follow, step by step manner.

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