TheWarm Audio TB12 Tone Beast is a preamp that allows users to add character to their recordings by selecting between a Steel or 50% Nickel CineMag Transformer. These characteristics can be exaggerated further by saturating the signal, or you can clean things up using the transformer bypass switch to remove the output Transformers entirely from the circuit.
In addition, the TB12 features a Discrete Op amp switch, providing both vintage and cleaner op anp styles. There'a also a Capacitor selection switch, which provides for even more sonic options. This switch gives a selection of both Electrolytic and Tantalum capacitors for varying warmth and character.
As part of our 10th anniversary celebrations, we've been giving away a selection of fantastic prizes every Monday before Christmas. As it's now the 23rd, we've reached our final set of giveaways, so good luck to all those who entered. Our final set of giveaways has been our biggest yet, so take a deep breathe and read on to find out if you are one of our lucky winners. Good luck!
Although the end of the year will bring an end to our 10th anniversary celebrations, if you want to find out more about how we celebrated and the prizes and gifts we gave away, please CLICK HERE.
There's something about Novation products that seems to inspire people to create exciting performance videos. In the video below, KillTheRobot grabs a Launchkey Mini, hooks it up to a computer running Ableton Live 9 and... well... check it out for yourself!
RME have announced that TotalMix FX (their Windows/Mac software) is now also available as an iPad App through the Apple App Store. Priced at just £2.49, the TotalMix FX App gives you control over the mixer and effects for your Class Compliant RME Fireface UCX or UFX interface.
The TotalMix FX App is compatible with any iPad running iOS version 5.0 and above. It includes all the features of the Mac/Windows TotalMix FX software, with the exception of MIDI/OSC remote control.
Electronic artist 'thesecondwall' recently created this awesome performance video for Novation, using only sounds from their new Bass Station II synth (apart from the kick and snare, which were prepped in Ableton Live 9). Enjoy!
The Novation Bass Station II resurrects the classic Novation Bass Station, which was a popular synth in 90s dance music. However, this updated version adds a number of super-charged features to the original, including a new acid filter, a pattern-based sequencer and arpeggiator and a selection of analogue effects. The Bass Station II even features an analogue sine wave as one of its waveforms.
iZotope produce a range of high-quality, award-winning software for achieving professional audio results. Whether you're capturing vocals, patching up an old recording or mastering a track, iZotope provide the tools you need.
If iZotope software sounds like it might be an asset to your studio, then you can make HUGE savings on selected iZotope bundles this Christmas. Offers end 2nd January 2014. Read on to find out more.
V-Collection 3 bundles 9 of Arturia's software emulations of classic analogue synths into one package! Get the Mini V, Modular V, CS-80V, ARP2600 V, Prophet V & Prophet VS, Jupiter 8-V, Oberheim SEM V, Wurlitzer V and Spark Vintage software instruments and re-create some classic analogue sounds!
Let's face it, most vintage analogue synths cost a small fortune to buy second-hand, and finding a reliable one can also be a pain! Plus, the fact that vintage synths didn't feature MIDI and need regular servicing in order to stay in tip-top condition means that they can be rather arduous to work with.
It's probably down to these reasons why Arturia decided to re-create some of the most sought-after analogue synths, so that even musicians on a budget could gain access to all these classic sounds and could incorporate them into their modern studio with ease.
The even better news is that anyone purchasing the V-Collection 3 between now and 16th January will be able to get all of these plug-in instruments for just £169 - usually £339!
Moog's new Minifoogers provide more compact and affordable versions of their analogue Moogerfooger pedal range. With five different models in the range, you can have a different analogue effect for drive, delay, ring modulation, tremolo and boost.
Moogerfooger pedals are ideal for guitarists and bassists who want an affordable way to add warm, analogue effects to their sound, and they can also be hooked up to a synth or keyboard if you're searching for a way to add more character to your sound.
Toontrack are the makers of the hugely popular EZdrummer and Superior Drummer drum software plug-ins, which provide you with a shed-load of professional samples and the tools for creating natural grooves. For those that need to add to their percussive library, Toontrack also provide a number of expansion packs, containing professionally recorded drum samples and MIDI loops for working with specific genres.
The great news for anyone searching for a way to add professional drums to their projects is that from now until 31st January 2014, Toontrack are offering HUGE savings of up to 50% across their range of award-winning drum software.