Find your head space
Sound Magic’s Headphone Mix 2.0 is a special effect unit designed for people who make music on their headphone monitor system. It combines an environment simulation system – whereby you can set the room size, damp degree and reverb time of your work space – a frequency compensation system – comprising three filters to compensate for the inevitable frequency loss – and a built-in HRTF (head-related transfer function) algorithm to emulate the sound of a speaker through your headphones.
inevitable frequency loss – and a built-in HRTF
Headphone Mix operates at up to 32-bit/384kHz resolution and is supplied as a VST effect unit under Windows or as an add-on for Sound Magic Supreme Pianos. It is available from the Supreme Piano website at a price of €19.90, though existing customers pay just €15. Contact via website Web www.supremepiano.com
SOUNDBYTES Reason 5 video tutorials
In last month’s cover feature we gave you an exclusive first look at Reason 6, but if you intend to stay with V5 for the time being you may want to check out this series of video tutorials from Streamworks Audio. Go to the Video Tutorials section at http://streamworksaudio.com
JZ releases Michael Wagener signature mics METAL GURU, IS IT YOU?
JZ Microphones has announced a Michael Wagener signature microphone kit consisting of two mics: a BT-201 small-diaphragm cardioid condenser and a limited-edition BT-301 medium-diaphragm condenser.
announced a Michael Wagener signature microphone kit consisting of cardioid condenser and a limited-edition BT-301 medium-diaphragm condenser. cardioid condenser and a limited-edition
Having worked with such metal monsters as Metallica, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth and, er… Janet Jackson, the legendary engineer noticed that the BT-201/301 combination rendered most delightful to the ear: “I tried the combination on acoustic guitar and it was the best sound I’ve heard from any new mic,” he said. And it works on drums too:“The BT 301 is my go-to microphone for ride cymbal and the 201 sees a lot of use on hi-hat.”
The BT range features interchangeable, magnetically attached capsules offering cardioid, open cardioid, padded open cardioid (-20dB) and omni capsules. Both microphones excel on instruments that benefit from a high-frequency presence boost, making them ideal for string and percussion sections, too. The kit is expected soon. Prices are TBC. Contact JZ Mics +37 167 246 648 Web www.jzmic.com
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Waveform Recordings Deep and dirty house from the unstoppable Waveform team, featuring subby analogue basslines, jackin’ beatdowns, classic chords, tribal percussion, vox and FX.
Samplestar Samplestar return with another progressive powerhouse: 660MB of peak hour melodics, big room bass, pumping minimal rhythms, tech-flexed tops and more.
PROGRESSIVE TOOLS 7 £12.90
Hy2rogen Essential dancefloor ammo: fat ‘n’ stacked leads, kick-free groovebusters, huge synth shots, perc hits and Midi files.
ULTIMATE FILTH PATCHES £11.95
Filthy Patches Filthy Patches bring 100 of their dirtiest Massive bass, lead, wobble, Reese and pad presets exclusively to Sounds To Sample.
THE SIXTIES POP VOL 2 £21.95
Roqstar Retro-inspired pop, rock and soul-infused tools including classic keys, live drums, vintage bass and guitar licks.
DOP DRUMZ VOL 2 £25.90
FatLoud 290+ finely-sculpted kicks, claps, snares, hats, shakers, assorted percussion and quirky mouthed one-shots.
CLUB KICKS £9.90
SM101 Pumped and punchy kicks loaded with sonic character to power house, electro, techno and techhouse tracks.
POP & SOUL GUITARS £59.95
Big Fish Audio Comprehnsive 8GB collection of the hottest electric, acoustic and nylon guitar loops for R&B, soul, urban and pop producers.
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