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Manley Debuts Reference Cardioid XXX Anniversary Limited Edition Microphone

Manley Debuts Reference Cardioid XXX Anniversary Limited Edition Microphone

Limited run of 100 classic Reference Cardioid tube microphones offered in a custom pearlescent white finish with red accents.

In continuing the celebration of the company’s 30th Anniversary, Manley Laboratories announces a limited run of the classic Reference Cardioid tube microphone in a custom pearlescent white finish with red accents, dubbed the “Reference Cardioid XXX Anniversary Limited Edition.”

The Reference Cardioid tube vocal mic has been heard everywhere from Don LaFontaine’s famous movie trailers to classic singers like Etta James to chart-topping hits from artists like Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Panic! at the Disco and Avril Lavigne since its introduction in 1990.

This XXX Anniversary Edition Reference Cardioid microphone production will feature the MANLEY POWER switch-mode power supply, currently used in the Manley Reference Silver microphone. Based on the same technologies already proven in the Manley CORE, FORCE, ELOP+, and Nu Mu processors, this new PSU is “empirically quieter” than the microphone’s original linear PSU. According to Manley Labs, “Sonically, we hear faster highs, generally more clarity, and ‘blacker blacks’ in the silence.” The new power supply is also universal, allowing it to work anywhere in the world without a voltage changeover switch or power transformer rewiring.

The Reference Cardioid XXX microphone is limited to 100 pieces worldwide and begins shipping end of October.

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Roland Fantom 8 In Stock at Awave!

Roland Fantom 8 In Stock at Awave!

Inspired and Inspiring 88-Key Workstation

  • Made of tough metal with high-grade components throughout
  • FANTOM has plenty of knobs and sliders for intuitive and immediate control
  • FANTOM has two LFOs per partial, four partials per tone—and since you can stack 16 tones, that’s a staggering 128 LFOs per voice
  • So much more!

Specifications

Specifications
Brand Roland
Gross Shipping Weight – Volumetric (kgs) 25.0000
Number Of Keys 88
Key Type Semi- weighted
Pedal Input (Type) 1 x 1/4″ (expression), 3 x 1/4″ (control)
Analog Inputs 2 x XLR-1/4″ combo
Analog Outputs 2 x XLR (main), 2 x 1/4″ (R/L main), 4 x 1/4″ (R/L subs), 2 x 1/4″ (filtered)
Headphone Outputs 1 x 1/4″
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New Korg NTS-1

New Korg NTS-1

The NTS-1 is a unique DIY synthesizer that you assemble yourself!

Korg’s NTS-1 packs a powerful synth and multi-effects engine into a compact form factor.

The NTS-1 is completely compatible with the logue-SDK, so it is possible to run any custom oscillator and effect available for the Minilogue xd and Prologue or create your own!

  • Ribbon keyboard
  • Oscillator with various waveforms
  • Effects processor
  • Arpegiator with multiple patterns
  • Audio input
  • MIDI IN / USB MIDI IN
  • Battery and USB bus powered
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Pre-Order: UDO Audio Super 6 Analogue Synthesizer

Pre-Order: UDO Audio Super 6 Analogue Synthesizer

Full Specs

Oscillators
  • Two Wavetable FPGA-based Direct Digital Synthesiser Oscillators per voice.
  • DDS1 (Direct Digital Synthesizer)
  • FPGA Based Super-Wavetable Oscillator Core sampled at 40MHz with Centroid-Oscillator and 6 sister oscillators dynamically detuned & de-phased in the stereo field
  • Sine, Sawtooth, Squarewave, Triangle, Noise
  • 16 Wavetables that can be user-defined
  • Range adjustable from 2’ to 64’
  • DDS2
  • FPGA Based Wavetable Oscillator Core sampled at 40MHz
  • Sinewave, Sawtooth, Square, Triangle, Noise and Pulse Waveforms
  • Hard-Sync to DDS1
  • Crossfade with DDS1 with adjustable split-point on the keyboard
  • LFO Mode
  • Sub-Oscillator Mode Active when in LFO Mode
  • Variable Pulse Width and PWM
Mixer
  • Adjusts Mix-Level of DDS1 and DDS2 Audio Paths
  • When in Oscillator X-Fade mode, adjusts Split-Point on Keyboard
Voltage Controlled Filter
  • Analogue 4 Pole Low-Pass Self-Resonant Filter
  • Two Levels of Overdrive
  • High-Pass Filter with Fixed Frequency or Linked to Low Pass Filter for BandPass response
  • Selectable Keyboard Tracking with Filter Autotune For Accurate Keyboard Tracking
  • Modulation by ENV1 &/or ENV2, LFO1 and DDS2
Voltage Controlled Amplifier
  • Analogue VCA with Selectable Fixed or Variable Envelope (ENV2)
  • Dynamics Control For Velocity Sensitivity
  • Modulation By LFO1
DDS Modulator
  • LFO and Envelope Control of DDS1 & DDS2 Pitch
  • Selectable ½ Super or Full Super Mode for DDS1
  • Variable Detune Control For Super Waves and Variable Pulse Width control for selected Standard Waves
  • LFO and or ENV1 can modulate the depth of Detune for the Super-Waves and the Pulse Width for the standard waves
  • DDS2 to DDS1 Cross Modulation for Deep FM Sounds
Envelopes
  • ENV1 Invertible Hold-Attack-Decay-Sustain-Release, Multiple Destinations
  • Looping Mode Selectable Keyboard-Tracking for LFO and FM Duties
  • ENV2 Attack-Decay-Sustain-Release, Multiple Destinations
LFO1
  • Main LFO with rate adjustable from 0.05Hz to 20kHz in Low and High-frequency modes
  • One LFO per-voice implementation
  • Left – Right Phase Control for Stereo Effects and Harnessing The Binaural Sound Engine
  • One-Shot Mode for Envelope Duties
  • Keyboard Tracking Mode for FM sounds
  • LFO1 can be mapped through the DDS1 or DDS2 Audio path in either Fixed or Tracking modes for use as a Drone or Third-Oscillator
  • Free-Running, or Reset on note press or Beginning of Bar for Sequencer/Arpeggiator
Modulation Matrix
  • Intuitive Modulation Matrix For Second-Tier Modulation Functions
  • LEDs give clear feedback on assignment Depths
  • 20x Audio Rate Oversampling Computation
Audio Input
  • Stereo Audio input that can be fed through the 12 Analog Filters and the effects section
  • Audio to Gate Trigger with variable-gain input stage
Keyboard & Controller Section
  • 49 key Fatar Mechanism with Velocity and Aftertouch
  • Two-Axis Bender with LFO trigger
  • Voice Modes Poly 1, Poly 2, Variable Size Unison, Solo and Legato
  • Keyboard Adjacent Dedicated Controls for Bend Range to DDS1/2 and VCF
  • Global LFO2 with Rate and Delay Controls.  Triggered and Always-On modes
  • Variable Portamento
  • Playable Spring-Lever Keyboard Octave Selector
  • MPE MIDI Compliance with mapping to Press and Release Velocity, Bend, Poly Pressure and Expression
Arpeggiator-Sequencer
  • MIDI Syncable Multimode arpeggiator with Smart-Hold
  • 1-4 Octave Range selectable for Arpeggiator
  • MIDI Syncable 64 – Step Sequencer with Programmable Note, Rest, Slide and Accent Controls
  • LFO1 and Delay Controls CAn be Locked to Arpeggiator/Sequencer Clock
  • 64 Sequence Memories
Effects
  • Dual Mode Stereo Chorus using 24-bit 192kHz processing
  • Syncable & Modulatable Stereo Delay with 24-bit 192kHz processing
Performance
  • 64 User Patch Memories
  • Patch, Sequence & Waveform Management via simple USB ‘Memory Stick’ type interface
  • Easy access buttons and a Menu-Free Interface
IO Connections
  • MIDI In, Out and Hardware-Thru on DIN Connectors
  • USB For MIDI, Patch & Sequence Management and Waveform Download
  • Audio Input on Stereo ¼” Jacks
  • Expression Pedal Input.  Responds to CV inputs 0-5V and routed to Modulation Matrix
  • Sustain Pedal Input.  Accepts standard momentary footswitch
  • Main Output Left and Right on ¼” Jacks
  • High-Quality Stereo Headphone Power Amplifier
Integration & Other Specs
  • Easy Disk-Access Patch & Sequence Management and Waveform Download
  • (Unlock Multi-timbral Mode) not on release
  • (Unlock Deeper Modulation Capabilities) not on release
  • Easy OS Upgrade
  • Universal (Worldwide) Mains AC input on IEC C14 Connector: 30W Power Consumption
  • Weight approximately 10kg
  • Size approximately 846 x 360 x 100 (including feet and knobs)
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Source Audio – Nailing Neil Young’s Live Tone

Source Audio – Nailing Neil Young’s Live Tone

Andy at Reverb.com Shows Us How to Nail Neil Young’s Live Tone with Help from the True Spring Reverb

Here at Source Audio headquarters, we debate quite a bit about music and musicians, but there are a few topics on which we ALL agree. One is that Neil Young freakin’ rules. So we were quite happy to see the True Spring Reverb make an appearance in our pal Andy Martin’s Reverb.com video on “How Get Neil Young’s Live Guitar Tone with 3 Boutique Pedals.”

The True Spring Reverb is equipped with an engine inspired by the vintage Fender© 6G15 outboard spring unit that was a favorite of Neil’s in the early Crazy Horse days. Check out the video as Andy romps through a few Neil Young classics like “Cinnamon Girl,” “Powderfinger,” and “Cortez the Killer.” What do you think – did he achieve full Neil-ness?

This Month’s Featured Neuro Presets

We could not be more fired up about the explosion of published C4 Synth User Presets. The growing legion of C4 owners is creating and publishing KILLER new presets every single day with the Neuro App. Here is the best news; for all of y’all that don’t have the time or desire to jump into the Neuro Editor and start experimenting with preset creation, it is super-easy to use Neuro to explore, audition, and save any of these great sounds directly to your C4 (check out our Instructions for using the Neuro App with Mac, iOS, Android, and Windows videos for a quick tutorial). Below are some recent favorites…

Our friend Do Noise was one of the very first people to dive into the C4 Synth’s Neuro Editor and use it to its full potential. DN fearlessly experimented with the C4’s vast collection of sound features, from the dual programmable sequencers in his “Octave Sequenced Bass” preset, to the intelligent harmonization in “C7th Chords,” to the alternate LFO wave shapes in “Dancing Filters.” He also produced an excellent video demonstrating his presets. All of these sounds are super creative, fun, and may be just the thing you’re looking for to add an unexpected twist to your latest recording.

Some excellent C4 Synth bass presets (that sound equally excellent on guitar) from our friend @Quatschmacher (a.k.a “Peter Kenney”)! Quatschmacher has a grand collection of great presets with fantastic accompanying sound clips. Here are a couple of our favorites…

Introducing the Spectrum Intelligent Filter

…And just in case you missed it, last month we released the awesome new Spectrum Intelligent Filter. Source Audio originally made a name for itself with the Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter, and that rich tradition continues with our brand new, even more powerful and compact envelope filter. Check the link for some great demos of the Spectrum!

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Ashun Sound Machines release their first product the Hydrasynth

Ashun Sound Machines release their first product the Hydrasynth

This one-stop synth shop makes a daring debut for ASM in both keyboard and desktop formats

eatures include an advanced wavetable synthesis engine, 3 oscillators and dual Wave Mutators. The Hydrasynth has a total of 5 sound banks with 128 patches in each for you to play and tweak. 8 macros can be assigned to up to 8 destinations individually with over 200 single-cycle waveforms to map and adjust.

As far as effects go Hydrasynth is loaded with plenty, from chorus to cloud reverb and everything in-between. Inside the mixer section, each can be used in post-effect (reverb and delay) or pre-effect mode alongside 2 filters.

This amount of extensive synthesis and integrated playability sets the Hydrasynth apart from its market competitors. Many synth companies have tried to give players more ways to better express themselves. The Hydrasynth keyboard comes with ASM’s Polytouch™ keybed, offering polyphonic aftertouch over each note.

This combined with the 4-octave ribbon controller and ergonomically designed pitch and mod wheels make for a superbly expressive hardware synthesizer.

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