New Gear Alert: Pianos & Keys Bundle from Waves, Roland TR-08 Rhythm Composer & More

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Waves is now shipping the Pianos & Keys Bundle.

Tap into some of the most iconic keyboard sounds in history with the Waves Piano & Keys Bundle.

This collection is a hand-picked suite of the electric and acoustic keys that have defined pop, rock, funk, soul and R&B, faithfully sampled and revived.

The pianos and keys in this collection capture every articulation, hammer-hitting tone and string-striking mechanic of the highly-coveted originals. Whether you’re a professional keyboard player, a songwriter, or a producer playing in the studio or live on stage, you will enjoy the true feel, expression and rich dynamic response of these authentic instruments.

The Waves Pianos & Keys Bundle includes five VST instruments:

Grand Rhapsody Piano is faithfully sampled from the Fazioli F228 grand piano at London’s Metropolis Studios, using eight pairs of first-class condenser, dynamic & ribbon microphones.

Electric 88 Piano captures all the soul and sweetness of two authentic, road-worn 88-key suitcase pianos; “Top of the class for Fender Rhodes VIs,” remarks master keyboardist Jason Miles.

Electric 200 Piano was sampled from an original 200A-model electric piano to revive that classic, gritty, fat and majestic Wurly sound.

Electric Grand 80 Piano delivers the era-defining polish and brilliant tones of the original hybrid electric-acoustic CP-80 model piano.

Waves Clavinet was faithfully sampled from an original D6-model Clavinet made famous by Stevie Wonder, capturing every articulation of the original icon.

Check out an overview of the Waves Pianos & Keys Bundle here.

The Waves Pianos & Keys Bundle is on sale now for $145 (reg. $299).

 

Roland announces the TR-08 Rhythm Composer.

Roland’s classic TR-808 sound is now attainable in a smaller, more modern, enhanced package with the new TR-08—the newest addition to Roland’s Boutique lineup of instruments.

TR-08 Rhythm Composer is the latest addition to the popular Roland Boutique instrument lineup. The TR-08 is a compact recreation of Roland’s classic TR-808, one of the most influential drum machines ever made.

Built with meticulous attention to detail, the TR-08 combines the sound, look, and feel of the TR-808 with enhanced features and modern reliability. And with its affordable price, the TR-08 puts the legendary “808” vibe within reach of anyone who’s ever dreamed of owning the iconic original.

The TR-08 accurately recreates all the ingredients that make the TR-808 so special. Roland’s Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology fully realizes all the sonic details and quirks of the original hardware, modeling each analog circuit right down to the component level. And the interface, though scaled-down in size, is 100-percent authentic, with all the buttons, knobs, and switches found on the TR-808.

The TR-08 is available now for $349.99.

 

McDSP releases the 6034 Ultimate Multi-band dynamics processor.

The 6034 Ultimate Multi-band dynamics processor from McDSP is a flexible solution for all of your gain reduction needs—and the modules can be easily swapped out for auditioning while still retaining their settings.

Available in both Native and HD configurations, the 6034 Ultimate Multi-band is a flexible multi-band dynamics processor that offers all the compression, expansion, and gating modules from the highly acclaimed 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip plugin, in a four-band crossover network.

Just like the 6050 modules, the 6034 Ultimate Multi-band modules can be swapped on the fly for quick auditioning while retaining relative settings. The crossover filter slopes can be configured as 6, 12, or 24 dB/oct. Metering includes gain reduction and output levels on all crossover bands, as well as main input and output levels.

The 6034 Ultimate Multi-band HD supports AAX DSP/Native, AU, and VST while the 6034 Ultimate Multi-band Native supports AAX Native, AU and VST. The initial release only supports Mac OS. Windows support is coming soon.

The 6034 Ultimate Multi-band is available at an introductory rate for the month of August, with Native offered at $129 and HD offered at $179.

 

Brainworx announces the availability of bx_console E via Plugin Alliance.

Brainworx’s bx_console E delivers the authentic, non-linear response from channel to channel that only analog consoles can offer.

bx_console E is Brainworx’ flagship plugin that features a 72-channel emulation of the high-end, hit-making British E Series console. It is complete with a comprehensive compressor/limiter, full-featured expander/gate, powerful four-band parametric EQ, and wide-ranging high pass and low pass filters.

bx_console E uses patent-pending TMT (Tolerance Modeling Technology) to simulate the channel-to-channel variances of the E Series’ electronic components on each and every instance of the plugin. All channels are slightly different-sounding and collectively reproduce all the complexity, depth, nuance, and width for which high-end analog consoles are held in such high regard.

The plugin enables users to—on a per-channel basis—instantly swap the original console’s EQ revisions, substitute the compressor’s VCA with that from the later-released British G Series console, and use contemporary Brainworx mods that greatly expand the functionality of the plugin way beyond what the original console is capable of.

bx_console E is available for purchase exclusively from Plugin Alliance for an introductory price of $179 until August 31, 2017, rising to $299 thereafter. A fully-functional, 14-day trial is available to anyone registering for a free Plugin Alliance account here.

 

Line 6 introduces the Helix Native plugin.

Line 6’s renowned HX Modeling technology is coming to DAWs soon via the Helix® Native plugin.

Helix® Native delivers the power and tonal authenticity of award-winning HX Modeling technology in a plugin. Featuring the sounds of vintage and modern amplifiers, cabs, mics, and effects, as well as extensive signal routing capabilities and an intuitive user interface, Helix Native brings the Helix experience to your DAW.

HX Modeling provides outstanding authenticity and responsiveness, with more than 200 vintage and modern amps, cabs, mics, and effects. Presets are compatible with Helix Floor, Helix LT, and Helix Rack hardware.

Though no date has been disclosed, Line 6 ensures Helix Native is coming soon for AAX, AU and VST3 platforms.

 

 

 

 

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