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Sounds And Effects announces that Drums and Percussion of Ancient Mexico sound library has been released for N-I Kontakt and Propellerheads Reason. Recorded in Mexico, the library includes the fierce and, in early times, very feared Aztec Huehuetl war drums, the ceremonial Tepanozatli hollow log drums, Aztec husk rattles and husk shakers, gourd shakers, natural pod shakers, the deep Shamanic frame drum of the Copper Canyon Indians- Tarahumara or Raramuri (the ‘running Indians’) which is still used in ceremonies and Peyote rituals, a Cantaro- a clay-pot drum from Chiapas, which here is filled with various levels of water to produce different pitches, a Tamboril Requinto (hand drum) from Jalisco where it used to accompany flute, a bright Pandeiro shaken, rubbed, and struck, large and small Maracas, scraped Guiro, sharply struck Claves, Tamborin –spinning-drum, and bright copper hand bells, struck dull iron bells, and the clinking of clay bells.

Also the wild, wild sounds of the ancient Mayan friction drum, which makes clicks and pops and groans, and is known to have once been used in for imitating the sound of the female jaguar.

For contents, demos, and more see:

Berlin, June 1st, 2010 – Native Instruments today launched the “Kickstart Your Summer” special, which offers a 50% discount on all software updates and upgrades across the NI product range in June.

For producer products, the special offer includes the update versions of the KOMPLETE 6 bundle, the KORE 2 software and those of ABSYNTH 5, BATTERY 3, FM8, GUITAR RIG 4, KONTAKT 4 and REAKTOR 5, including the KONTAKT 4 crossgrade for owners of any KONTAKT PLAYER-based third-party software instrument.

For DJ products, the special offer applies to all update and upgrade versions of TRAKTOR PRO, TRAKTOR DUO and TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO, including the “TRAKTOR SCRATCH Certified” upgrade for selected DJ mixers.

The “Kickstart Your Summer” special offers are available exclusively in the NI Online Shop from June 1st to June 30th.

Additional information on “Kickstart Your Summer” is available at

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 12, 2010 – In January, PreSonus announced our groundbreaking new Virtual StudioLive™ (VSL™) software for Mac and Windows, which gives StudioLive users real-time, bidirectional control of the digital mixer’s channel, subgroup, and main-bus levels; Fat Channel parameters; aux mixes; effects; and the graphic EQ. Any change made to the mixer is reflected in the software in real time, and vice versa.

VSL provides a visual overview of your StudioLive settings so you can see, tweak, and organize them and can easily manage your presets and Scenes. You can even export presets and Scenes as XML files and email them to collaborators who have a StudioLive mixer. And controlling your StudioLive with VSL is as easy as drag-and-drop.

Of course, to truly appreciate what VSL can do, you need to try it with your StudioLive 16.4.2 mixer—and now you can! Effective immediately, VSL 1.0 for the StudioLive 16.4.2 is available as a free download. When the StudioLive 24.4.2 digital mixer ships, it will also include VSL.

Virtual StudioLive is integrated with PreSonus Universal Control software and replaces the Device Window for the StudioLive 16.4.2. It is, therefore, part of a larger software release. In addition to Virtual StudioLive, this new software release includes final 32- and 64-bit drivers for Windows 7, final 64-bit support for Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), and an assortment of fixes and installer improvements for all FireStudio™ interfaces, including the original FireStudio (26×26), FireStudio Mobile, FireStudio Lightpipe, FireStudio Project, FireStudio Tube, and StudioLive 16.4.2. This release also marks the end of the public-beta program for the drivers, and we thank all who participated.

To download your copy of VSL and the new drivers, go to the Technical Support/Downloads/Software Updates-Drivers section of the PreSonus Web site, or click here.

About PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. – Founded in 1995, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., is a leading designer and manufacturer of audio-recording software, hardware, and related accessories. PreSonus’s software, microphone preamps, signal processors, digital audio interfaces, mixers, control surfaces, and other products are used worldwide for recording, sound reinforcement, broadcast, sound design, and Internet audio.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, January 9, 2009 –PreSonus has released FaderPort firmware version 1.3.5 for Mac OS X. The new firmware adds support for Apple Logic 9 and Steinberg Cubase 5 and provides Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) support for all music-production applications that were compatible with the FaderPort under Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), including Ableton Live, Digidesign Pro Tools, and MOTU Digital Performer.

The PreSonus FaderPort USB DAW controller features a motorized, touch-sensitive, 100 mm Alps fader and complete transport controls and delivers the feel needed to accurately record perfect fades and write volume, mute, and pan automation. You can easily select windows; control Solo, Record Enable, Play, Stop, and Record; and manage markers (locate points). An included footswitch jack enables hands-free punch-in/out recording.

Remember, all fader controllers are not created equal; PreSonus quality is the difference.

Firmware version 1.3.5 can be downloaded free from the Technical Support/Downloads section of the PreSonus Web site. For more information, visit

IK Multimedia is proud to announce AmpliTube iRig: the ultimate mobile guitar amp and effects system for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad.

AmpliTube iRig is a combination of an easy-to-use instrument interface adapter (iRig) and guitar and bass tone mobile software (AmpliTube for iPhone).

Simply plug the iRig interface into your iPhone/iPod Touch or iPad, plug your instrument into the appropriate input jack, plug in your headphones, amp or powered speakers, download AmpliTube free for iPhone and start rocking.

You’ll have at your fingertips the sound and control of 3 simultaneously reconfigurable stompbox effects + amplifier + cabinet + microphone just like a traditional guitar or bass stage rig!

Add amps and effects as you need them – you can expand your rig with up to 10 stomps, 5 amps, 5 cabinets and 2 microphones in the AmpliTube iRig app custom shop.

AmpliTube iRig

AmpliTube iRig – plug interface adapter

* Works on iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad
* 1/4″ female mono input jack connector
* 1/8″ female stereo output mini-jack connector
* Connect electric guitar and bass
* Also works with line level signals from synthesizers, keyboards and mixers
* Output can be connected to headphones, amplifiers, powered speakers and mixers

Berlin, May 4th, 2010 – Native Instruments today launched “Supersize Your DJ System”, a time-limited special offer that adds free TRAKTOR DUO or TRAKTOR PRO software to any purchase from its range of acclaimed DJ audio interfaces. At no further cost, this immediately turns any AUDIO 2 DJ, AUDIO 4 DJ and AUDIO 8 DJ interface into a powerful digital DJ system with studio-grade effects, intuitive syncing and looping functions, convenient track management and many advanced performance features.

For the ultra-compact AUDIO 2 DJ and the robust AUDIO 4 DJ interfaces, the special offer adds the versatile TRAKTOR DUO software that offers two full-featured decks, six effect types, Crate-Flick browsing, automatic beatgridding and more. Purchases of the 8-channel AUDIO 8 DJ interface include the full-featured four-deck TRAKTOR PRO software, which adds a comprehensive arsenal of EQ, filter and effects algorithms, quantized track navigation, full MIDI synchronisation, audio recording and more.

The “Supersize Your DJ System” offer for AUDIO 2 DJ, AUDIO 4 DJ and AUDIO 8 DJ is valid from May 1st to June 30th. Users that take advantage of the special offer will receive an unlock code for TRAKTOR DUO or TRAKTOR PRO automatically after the online registration of the TRAKTOR LE software that is included in the product package.

We are pleased to announce that the new SLATE DIGITAL advanced drum
replacer TRIGGER Platinum is now available for purchase.

TRIGGER is a multi channel, phase accurate drum replacer with 6
channels of multi velocity sample layers. This means that you can
trigger a close mic, stereo overhead pair, and room mic pair all
from one instance of the plugin! With TRIGGER you can quickly and
easily turn ordinary drum tracks into world class drums.

TRIGGER Platinum comes with the entire Steven Slate Drums library,
including a sneak peak at some of the upcoming DELUXE series drums.
Find out more about TRIGGER’s features at

To purchase TRIGGER, please visit and click on
the online shop.

If you are a Steven Slate Drums 3.0 customer or above, or a
Drumagog 4.0 or above user, you are entitled to a limited time,
special promotion for TRIGGER Platinum. Visit the following link to
get 50% off of TRIGGER Platinum. You will need either the last four
digits of your Slate Drums serial number, OR, your registered
Drumagog email address.