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Weekly Roundup for March 11, 2013
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  Native Instruments Announces Komplete 9

Native Instruments has announced the latest generation of their incredible Komplete bundle of virtual instruments and effects. They...
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This Week's Top News
 
  SSL Announces AWS 916 
The AWS 916 from SSL is a short-loaded version of the popular AWS 924 console, equipped with 16 channels. There is an upgrade path for installing eight more channels, bring an... Read More »
 
 
 
  Propellerhead Software Announces Reason 7 
The latest version of Reason has been announced by Propellerhead Software! New features abound in this update, including a huge user request --┬áMIDI output via a new External... Read More »
 
 
 
  Pigtronix Infinity Looper Demo 
Get your Pigtronix Infinity Looper pedal right here: David Koltai, founder of Pigtronix, demonstrates the highly-flexible looping capabilities of the Pigtronix Infinity Looper... Read More »
 
 
 
  Still Making Cymbals After More than 390 Years 
Did you know that Zildjian — launched in Turkey in 1623 — has never laid off a single worker in it's nearly 400 year existence? That's the story reported by... Read More »
 
 
 
  iOS Update – Vol. 33, Akai iMPC Groove Workstation App 
Check out iMPC and other music-related apps: Mitch takes a deep look at Akai's iMPC app, which brings the MPC beat-making workflow to your iPad. You can even use your iPad's... Read More »
 
 
 
  Guitars and Gear Vol. 24 – Fender Custom Shop Mod Squad Guitars Demo 
See Sweetwater's Fender Custom Shop Mod Squad guitars right here: Check out the PRS 30 combo amp here: This week Mitch demonstrates Fender Custom Shop Mod Squad guitars. Mod... Read More »
 
 
 
  Royer SF-2 Ribbon Microphone Overview 
Learn more about the Royer SF-2 ribbon mic right here: John Jennings, vice president of sales and marketing for Royer, presents the Royer SF-2 ribbon microphone. The Royer... Read More »
 
 
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This Week's Tech Tips
 
  Mon: Korg Legacy Collection Updated  
  Korg has released an update for the Legacy Collection of legendary Korg synthesizers, including the MS-20, PolySix, Mono/Poly, Wavestation, and M1, as well as MDE-X effects and LegacyCell. The new version supports 64-bit compatibility with both Mac and Windows. On Mac, 64-bit Audio Units and VST are supported, as is OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). This update... Read More »  
 
 
  Tue: Resonant Frequency of Celestion Speakers  
  Q: I've seen Celestion speakers that say they are "55Hz" and others that say they are "75Hz." What does this mean and how does it affect the sound? A: The difference is the bass resonant frequency of the speaker. The 55Hz G12H was intended for bass guitar use, but guitarists also found that it offered a deeper, bassier tone with slightly laid back upper... Read More »  
 
 
  Wed: 64-bit Update from SoundToys  
  SoundToys reports that they are making great progress toward providing 64-bit support for all of their plug-ins. Here are the current statuses of various formats: Mac VST SoundToys estimates another month will be required to finish converting their Mac VST plug-ins to 64-bit support. Windows VST All native plug-ins are now working under 64-bit Windows VST... Read More »  
 
 
  Thu: Pigtronix Infinity Looper Firmware Update  
  Pigtronix has released a major new free firmware update for the Infinity Looper pedal. A number of new features are included in this update: Reverse Playback — loops can now play backward under footswitch control. Rec --> Overdub --> Play — after recording a loop, Infinity can now go directly into overdub mode, then directly into playback... Read More »  
 
 
  Fri: Roland Octa-Capture Preamp Input Impedance  
  Did you know that the last two microphone inputs on the Roland Octa-Capture USB audio interface have a different microphone input impedance from the other six? It's true! The first six preamps have an input impedance of 5,000 ohms. But inputs 7 and 8 have an impedance of 10,000 ohms. This fact is more than just audio interface trivia — the higher... Read More »  
 
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This Week's Glossary Words
 
 
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  Software Synthesizer  
 
 
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  Measurement Microphone  
 
 
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  Measurement Mic  
 
 
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  500-series Chassis  
 
 
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  Short Load  
 
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