Shure dropped off their new Performance Gear Series microphones, fantastic plug-and-play mics that are great for any hard touring band. The Performance Gear Series has a mic (or mic package) for every occasion, from drum mic packs (the PGDMK4XLR and PGDMK6XLR) to vocals (PG48QTR). They’re very affordable, with the quality and durability you look for from Shure.
Cycling ’74 has released their new version of Pluggo. The version 3.0 update now includes support for MAX4/MSP2 and now comes with more than 20 new virtual instruments and works with RTAS hosts in addition to VST and MAS. The upgrade can be downloaded from their website.
TC Works has released version 2.5 of SparkLE and SparkLE Plus for your downloading pleasure. SparkLE is compatible with Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 and comes with a Plug-In bundle that includes Audio Maximizer, Tempo Delay, and a 1-band EQ. The application also provides a realtime VST effects chain that can load four VST plug-ins. SparkLE handles a number of audio file formats, including AIFF, WAV, SDII, and QuickTime. Sample rates up to 192 kHz and bit depths up to 32 bit are supported.