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Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos Talks About The Nemesis Delay and Its Pitch Shifting Delay Effects

Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos Talks About The Nemesis Delay and Its Pitch Shifting Delay Effects

We recently had the pleasure of visiting our old friend, Nick Reinhart of the band Tera Melos before their show in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Tera Melos are currently on tour supporting their new record, Trash Generator – the tour is nearly over so go see them while you still can. You’ll also recognize Nick is also one half (along with the great Juan Alderete) of Pedals&Effects.com – the always excellent guitar effects pedal show out of Los Angeles. In this video, Nick explain how he uses the Nemesis Delay’s Shifter and Helix engines on record and in his live set.

R.J. Ronquillo and the “Drippy Goodness” of the
True Spring Reverb
R.J. Ronquillo Demos the True Spring Reverb from Source Audio
The amazing R.J. Ronquillo busts out some killer surf, slide, and reggae riffs in this True Spring Reverb demo video. R.J. is one of our absolute favorite Nashville guitarists (Nashville by way of Detroit!!), tackling six-string duties for Thompson Square, Judith Hill, Stone Sour, Stevie Wonder and many more. Check out the amazing riffsmanship in this video, it’s gonna get drippy, that is for sure.

More Cool Source Audio Demo Videos…

HolyOneMusic Conjures Rich Ambience from the Ventris Dual Reverb

Killer Jazz/Blues Licks with the True Spring Reverb

Nathan Navarro Plays “Surf Bass” with the True Spring Reverb

A Walk Through Some of the True Spring Reverb’s Hidden Functions

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Sting Shoots Out the Slate VMS ML-1

Sting Shoots Out the Slate VMS ML-1

In a recent recording session, audio engineer Alex Venguer shot out the Slate VMS ML-1 against a vintage 251 with the one-and-only Sting!

Find out what happened in our interview with Alex, where he discusses full session details, shootout results, and key ML-1 pro tips and tricks when recording under pressure with world-renowned artists.

Here’s what happened

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Sequential Prophet 12 Limited Edition – 1 of 100 ONLY!

Sequential Prophet 12 Limited Edition – 1 of 100 ONLY!

Sequential is pleased to announce a special numbered, limited edition of our acclaimed Prophet 12 Analog/Digital Hybrid synthesizer — the Prophet LE. It features a custom, arctic white finish with maple end caps, making it a visually striking contrast to the standard Prophet 12.

The Prophet 12 LE will be strictly limited to 100 instruments worldwide and will commemorate the last of these synthesizers that Sequential will create. After that, the Prophet 12 will no longer be available.

Dave Smith had this to say about the Prophet 12 LE: “It’s nice to give the Prophet 12 a proper send-off with this special edition. The P12 was a real milestone for us in terms of pushing the synth envelope. As a hybrid instrument, it gave us a chance to explore the interaction of digital oscillators and analog filters and see how far we could take that idea. It’s still a great instrument and has found its way onto a lot of stages and studios, and into a lot of music.”

Sequential product designer Andrew McGowan recalled the genesis of the Prophet 12: “We’d just released the Tempest analog drum machine after several years of development, and we were turning our attention back to synths for the first time in a while. It gave us the opportunity to look at things with a fresh eye. Interestingly, when Dave and I sat down to draw up a spec, it was immediately apparent that we’d each been sort of designing the same instrument in our minds during our ‘time away’ — a hybrid synth with digital oscillators, dual analog filters, and new modulation possibilities. The Prophet 12 came together quickly after that and turned out really well for us.”

The Prophet 12 LE has the same combination of features as the original Prophet 12 — a bi-timbral, 12-voice architecture, with each voice boasting four high-resolution, multi-waveform digital oscillators, a sub-oscillator, analog low-pass and high-pass filters, analog VCAs, four envelopes and four LFOs, and a set of unique Character Effects for sound shaping. Linear FM capability was later added to the Prophet 12 as a software enhancement, giving the instrument even greater depth and making it one of Sequential’s most versatile poly synths.

The Prophet 12 LE will be available in December of 2018.
A limited number of standard-finish black Prophet 12s are available while stock lasts.

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Steven Slate Drums 5 is Finally Here

Steven Slate Drums 5 is Finally Here

Dear Slate Customers,

Fifteen years ago, there was no Slate Digital, No Virtual Analog-Modeled Plugins, and no touchscreen consoles.

There was just Drums. Steven Slate Drums.

My drum samples became a staple for pro mixers around the globe and launched my career in pro audio. And that’s why I’m so happy to finally announce the release of our new flagship Virtual Drum Instrument, SSD5.

SSD5 has been built from the ground up. It’s so easy to use you don’t even need to read the manual. But most importantly, we have a new state-of-the-art drum physically-modeled playback algorithm that recreates the sound of real drum parts. Simple round robin is a thing of the past… now each drum dissolves into the next just like a real acoustic drum kit.

Click above to check out the SSD5 launch video, which features six new Deluxe 2 kits in all styles.

SSD5 is debuting at a special price until November 30th when it goes back to its normal price.
Don’t miss this offer to get one of the most versatile and best sounding Drum VI’s in the industry!

Here’s a Full List of Every New Feature and Update in SSD5:
  • New Deluxe 2 drum library with more than 50 new instruments including 10 new kicks, 10 new snares, and even a few percussion instruments. All the drums are unique and have two stereo room layers each
  • New SSD5 physically modeled drum playback algorithm ensures that each drum part sounds extremely natural, authentic, and real
  • Classic Slate Drums, Deluxe 1 Drums, and ALL Expansion pack drums (CLA, Blackbird, etc) have been re-done using the new SSD5 physically modeled drum playback algorithm
  • New GUI with a better layout and better functionality. Easy to understand and navigate, even without the manual.
  • Using Drum Kit view, or Pads/Cells View you can now load up to 32 drum instruments simultaneously along with up to 32 user one-shots.
  • Super powerful and easy routing to your DAW with AUX channels, routing manager, and routing presets.
  • Group selection of mixer strips to adjust parameters of different mics simultaneously
  • New solo/mute logic in Mixer with hotkeys for instant un-solo and unmute.
  • Phase now can be flipped not only on selected mics but also on a whole instrument. Gives you the possibility to flip all mics in the instrument, but, for instance, subsequently flip the close mics
  • Reworked mapping. Everything in the kit preset is easily mappable and remappable plus there is an input converter to load mapping presets for popular formats
  • New groove library with more than 1000 new grooves.  Grooves are unique and come in a lot of styles played by great drummers. New grooves are played by the new groove player, where you can adjust the dynamics and speed of grooves and ‘drag and drop’ modified grooves into your DAW
  • Drums audition has been greatly improved. Audition just by clicking on a drum instrument
  • Now you can change the balance of direct mics vs ambient mics for sample audition in the browser
  • Master volume for plugin output added
  • Resampling quality is improved
  • Retina support added
  • VERY BIG – new shaping section. ADSR, where you can adjust A, D and R curves and S volume. Allows you to emulate transient shapers and compressors. Also gives endless possibilities for sound design

CLICK HERE TO GET OVER 100 NEW DRUM KITS FOR YOUR STUDIO

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Is It Fender or The True Spring Reverb?

Is It Fender or The True Spring Reverb?

Can You Tell Which is a Fender ’65 Reissue Deluxe Reverb Amplifier and Which is The True Spring Reverb?

Our man Andy Martin over at Reverb.com just dropped an outstanding True Spring Reverb video. The video offers a blind comparison between the spring reverb and opto tremolo effects of our new True Spring Reverb pedal and those of a Fender ’65 Reissue Deluxe Reverb amplifier. Do you think you can tell which is which? Please go to the YouTube comments section and let us know what you think.

Andy Compares The True Spring Reverb with A Fender Deluxe Reverb

Also be sure and check out the Reverb.com blog for a brief history lesson on the development of spring reverb and where it stands today. We took great care in preserving the amazing qualities of vintage spring reverb tanks and the classic forms of guitar amp tremolo during the development of True Spring Reverb. We couldn’t be happier with how the pedal sounds, and the reaction we’ve heard from the first wave to True Spring owners has been amazing. Huge THANKS to all of y’all!

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API 1608 Console at Center of Westlake Pro’s New Nashville Location

API 1608 Console at Center of Westlake Pro’s New Nashville Location

COTOBER 2018; JESSUP, MD: API is pleased to announce the installation of a 16 channel 1608 demo console at our longtime dealer Westlake Pro’s new Nashville location.

“API & Nashville go back many years to when Chet Atkins managed RCA Studio B,” says Westlake Pro’s Chad Evans. “That combination resulted in hundreds of hit records so it was a no-brainer to place an API 1608 console at the center of Westlake’s facility!”

Westlake Pro Nashville, which carries API’s full product line, celebrated its grand opening last month and, according to Chad Evans, the company’s new Nashville base has been a long time coming.

“Everyone at Westlake Pro is excited to open the doors of our cutting edge showroom to the Nashville market,” says Evans. “Westlake’s 50 year history of designing studios and selling equipment is exactly the kind of experience the professionals in Music City deserve.”