Samson has come through again! The Resolv 50A active, near field reference monitors are the perfect complement to any space-challenged project studio! Sporting a small footprint does not imply that the Resolv 50A leave quality and sonic clarity behind; these speakers sound great! Amazing quality and affordability – that’s the Samson combination!
News You Can Use
New iPods, iTunes and iTunes Music Store From Apple! With brand new iPods, iTunes and the revolutionary iTunes Music Store, Apple delivers the music you want (legally) to your hip pocket with a few clicks of your mouse! How? Download iTunes 4 (FREE) from Apple, click on the “Music Store” icon and you’re transported to the iTunes Music Store where you can browse, listen to and buy individual songs or whole albums conveniently from your desktop! The iTunes Music Store is fast, convenient, and fair to the artists – just like you – and record companies. In a nutshell, you can play your music on up to three computers, enjoy unlimited synching with your iPods, burn unlimited CDs of individual songs, and burn unchanged playlists up to 10 times each. Best of all, when you’ve picked out your new collection, you can upload it to one of three new iPods! Somehow Apple has packed up to 30GB of storage in an even smaller sized chassis, added a dock, high quality AAC encoding and a whole lot more. These new iPods are due to ship late this week, so call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer for more information!
Reload By Propellerhead!
Reload converts AKAI S1000 and S3000 formatted media into formats that can be used with Reason, ReCycle and more. The Reload utility lets you load up entire AKAI sound disk and save the contents as NN-XT patches or ReFills – complete with the original sample names, loop points and parameter settings. AKAI samples are easily converted into WAV files, for use with Redrum, NN-19, or with ReCycle and others. Reload is absolutely free to registered users of Reason and ReCycle versions 2.0 or later.
Rocket Networks Resurrects?
Avid Technology (parent company of Digidesign) has acquired the assets of privately held software company, Rocket Networks, a San Francisco-based developer of Internet media collaboration and delivery products for audio and video media. In the future, Avid plans to provide (through its Digidesign audio business unit) collaboration and delivery products or services based on the technology acquired from Rocket Networks. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Prior to the acquisition, Digidesign had incorporated the Rocket Networks technology into Pro Tools’ audio systems as part of the DigiStudio online service for track-based collaboration over the Internet, which utilized near real-time interaction along with a remote centralized data server for storage and billing. We’ll keep you posted as information becomes available.