2006 January 18
Apple goes Intel Core Duo
iMac is the first of a new generation of Macs featuring Intel processors that Apple will roll out during 2006 . The new Apple computer line features Mac OS X running on the new Intel Core Duo processor. According to Apple, the new lines offer performance that is up to twice that of theirs predecessor.
Intel-Based new iMac.
The iMac now features dual-core processors, a built-in iSight video camera for video conferencing out-of-the-box. Starting at just $1,299, every new iMac comes with iLife ’06, the next generation of Apple’s suite of digital lifestyle applications, featuring major new versions of iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand and introducing iWeb, a new iLife application that makes it easy to create websites with photos, blogs and podcasts and publish them.
iMac comes standard with a SuperDrive for burning professional-quality DVDs, 512MB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory expandable to 2GB, hard drive storage capacity up to 500GB, and ATI Radeon X1600 PCI Express-based graphics with 128MB of GDDR3 memory for graphics performance and realistic game play. With the latest high-performance connectivity options, the new iMac includes built-in 10/100/1000 BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet for high-speed networking, built-in AirPort Extreme for fast 54 Mbps wireless networking, built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate), a total of five USB ports (three USB 2.0) and two FireWire 400 ports. The new iMac now includes mini-DVI video output to connect up to a 23-inch Apple Cinema HD Display.
Every new iMac comes with the latest release of operating system, Mac OS X version 10.4.4 “Tiger” including Safari, Mail, iCal, iChat AV, Front Row and Photo Booth, running natively on Apple’s first Intel-based desktop. Mac OS X Tiger includes an innovative software translation technology called Rosetta that lets customers run most Mac OS X PowerPC applications seamlessly.
Intel-Based new MacBook Pro notebook
The MacBookPro features a new Intel Core Duo processor (which delivers up to four times the performance of the PowerBook G4) , a 67-percent brighter 15-inch display, which is now as bright as Apple’s Cinema Displays, and offers a completely new system architecture for faster performance, including a 667 MHz front-side bus that is four times as fast as the PowerBook G4 and 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory expandable to 2GB that is twice as fast as the PowerBook G4. Each MacBook Pro comes standard with ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 PCI Express graphics, with either 128MB or 256MB of dedicated GDDR3 graphics memory. Each MacBook Pro includes built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate), integrated AirPort Extreme 54 Mbps 802.11g WiFi wireless networking, a scrolling TrackPad and Apple’s Sudden Motion Sensor that is designed to protect the hard drive in case of a fall.
Available are the 1.67 GHz, 15-inch MacBook Pro, for a suggested retail price of $1,999 (US) and the 1.83 GHz, 15-inch MacBook Pro, for a suggested retail price of $2,499 (US).
Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO said: “MacBook Pro delivers dual-processor desktop performance in a thin, sleek notebook. The new MacBook Pro, with its Intel Core Duo dual-core processor, delivers the performance of not just one, but two G5 processors in the world’s most stunning one inch thin design.”.
Intel Mac platform on the Native Instruments (NI) plans
The company is already working on enabling its products for use on the upcoming iMac and MacBook Pro computers. All future product releases will include the "Universal versions" that will take full advantage of the new Intel-Mac platform while maintaining compatibility with PowerPC-based Macintosh computers. Existing NI products will be updated to support Intel-based Macs, with flagship products such as Guitar Rig, Reaktor and Traktor DJ Studio due in the second quarter of this year. Updates will come in the form of either a dedicated Intel-Mac update that will be made available for a small fee, or as part of a major product update for all platforms.
Native Instruments will also continue to support PowerPC-based G4 and G5 Macintosh computers until further notice. Users of third-party instruments based on Kontakt, , Kompakt or Intakt technology should contact the respective manufacturers for information about the planned availability of updates for Intel-based Macs.
The first compatible NI products are scheduled to be released in the 2nd quarter of 2006
Native Instruments , Schlesische Straße 28 , D-10997 Berlin, Germany - Tel: +49/30/61 10 35-0 , Fax: +49/30/61 10 35-35 , eMail
Italy: Midi Music - tel. (++39) 0113185602, fax (++39) 0113186959, e-mail
2006 January 15
Edirol Band-in-a-Box 2006
Nuova versione 2006 di Band in a Box : ancora più semplice da utilizzare, genera automaticamente arrangiamenti completi e professionali per pianoforte, basso, batteria, chitarra e archi in una moltitudine di stili diversi: Jazz, Pop, Country, Classica e molti altri. Importazione diretta di files WMA, MP3 e tracce audio CD, “Abbellitore” di Melodia migliorato, Nuovi simboli per la notazione musicale, Supporto ASIO per Software synth e Audio, Supporto VST, Nuovi Plug-Ins Audio, Supporto per accordi di undicesima upgrades.
Edirol: International: tel:+44 20 8747 5949 , Fax:+44 20 8747 5948 - eMail
Edirol Italy: Tel : 02 93778344 , Fax: 02 93581882 - eMail
DEEP DISH: il prossimo singolo dei Deep Dish "Dreams" debutta new entry al n.1 della DMC Buzz Chart, la classifica curata da Pete Tong, un leader nei "chart tastemakers" in UK. Questo ottimo risultato si aggiunge al precedente successo in ambito Cool Cuts Charts S di Music Weeks che vedeva svettare "Dreams" sempre al n.1.
MARTIN SOLVEIG: ‘Jealousy’ remixes -- Tracklist italiana e date di uscita :
20/01/06 - Part.1 Club Mix / Dub / Richard Earnshaw Vocal Re-Touch / Richard Earnshaw Dub
27/01/06 - Part.2 Junior Jack Remix / Danny J Lewis Afro Futuristis ReRub / Danny J Lewis Latin Sermon Dub
02/02/06 - Part.3 Dennis Ferrer "Haters" Club Mix / Dennis Ferrer "Haters" Dub
SOUL CENTRAL: d:vision pubblica il nuovo singolo di Soul Central "Need U Now" (distribuzione Level One) .Nuovo lavoro acquisito in esclusiva per l'Italia da Defected UK del team britannico composto da Paul Thimoty e Andy Ward. Quattro versioni per questa traccia piano-house : Original, Sergio Flores Remix, Mark Knight & Martin Ten Velden, Deep Josh remix.
Listen : Need U Now Original , Need U Now Sergio Flores version, Need U Now Deep Josh verion.
La prima release italiana è così composta :
A1. Extended Club Mix 7.34 , B1. Deep Josh Remix 8:57
Energy Production s.r.l.- Via G. Fantoli, 7- 20138 Milano Italy - Tel. +39 02-58.01.09.64/47 - Fax. +39 02-58.01.19.79
Rock Land by Black Widow presenta ...
Albiogenesi e Narrow Pass in concerto, 26 Gennaio 2006 ore 21:00, Teatro della Gioventu' - sala Govi (via Cesarea , Genova, Italy, tel. +39-0105451393, fax +39-0105848721, eMail , prenotazione 899995515).
More info: Black Widow Records , Via del Campo 6R, 16124 Genova , Italy -tel.+39-0102461708, +39-010 2544500 , eMail
Multiforce will be represented at Midem (Cannes - France) by Mr. Tiziano Giupponi between Sunday 22nd Jan and Wednesday 25th Jan 2006.
Current releases are: Paolo Aliberti 'My Music' (Electrodrop Mix version) , NF Project 'Crazy Teen'
(Jetbit FM Cut) , Jetbit vs Taco 'Puttin on the Ritz 2005' (Jetbit FM Cut) , Karisma Feat. Maniva 'ABC' (Original Mix)
More info : Multiforce , PO box Casella Postale 116 - 24044 Dalmine (Bergamo) Italy ,
Tel.+39 035 500442, fax: +39 035 500442 , eMail
JND Festival 2006
Jazz Not Dead Festival 2006 , il programma:
07/02/06 SCUOLA FURANO - Riotmaker Records
Style: Walter Gibbons (Dinosaur L) meet Daft Punk: Electroclash - Disco.
14/02/06 ORIGAMI - Clubbity Night
Fondatori di Clubbity, hanno una traccia sulla compilation Future Sound of Jazz 10 (Compost Records); in primavera è in uscita il loro primo EP con 3 tracce su Big Sur / Schema. Style: Nu Jazz - Broken Beat - Bossa.
21/02/06 PAUL MURPHY - Afro Art Records
Da Londra uno dei più stimati e famosi collezionisti al mondo di Jazz e Nu Jazz. Fondatore dell'etichetta Afro Art, famosa per "Jazz Room" degli Spiritual South, traccia programmatissima da Gilles Petersons su BBC. Style: Jazz Dance.
28/02/06 VOLCOV, ISOUL8 - Neroli
Fondatore dell'etichetta Archive e Neroli. Ha in attivo diversi progetti: Rima per Jazzanova/Compost assieme a Domu e sta per uscire il suo album "Balance". Style: Soul - Nu Jazz Broken - Old School House - Disco - Detroit.
07/03/06 POPULOUS - Cablecorp
Quando l’hip hop diventa uno stato mentale: "Queue for Love" il loro album sull'etichetta Morr Music. Style: Glitch-Hop - Indietronica.
14/03/06 AJELLO -
Dall'electro di Arthur Baker, al bass funk di Liquid Liquid, alla disco italo-neworchese di Tony Manero che gia' trasudava house-garage. Di rilievo i remix e produzioni che l'han fatto notare in tutta la scena nu disco mondiale.Style: Italo Disco - Electro - House.
21/03/06 DANIELE BALDELLI
Un mito, la leggenda per tutti i collezionisti e amanti dell'afro-funk, disco, philly, elettronica e nostalgici della mitica discoteca Cosmic, e Baia degli Angeli. Style: Cosmic Sound - Philly - Italo Disco - Funk.
28/03/06 SLOPE Sonar Kollektiv
Dal Sonar Kollektiv di Berlino: Daniel Paul e Hans Schaaf aka DJ Honesty faranno assaggiare la miglior Nu Jazz, Broken, Boogie beats. Style: Eclectic Freestyle - Floor Filling House.
Labels: Schema Records / Ishtar / Hairy Claw / WGW / Nano Records /Environ / Balihu / Sonar Kollektiv / Compost Records
Location: Bar Sartea (map Vicemza) -Corso SS Felice e Fortunato - Vicenza italy +39 0444 563725
When: i Martedì sera (Febbraio e Marzo 2006), inizio spettacoli alle 21:00 ingresso libero
More info Family House
"beConnected" la prima pendrive (DAK Digital Audio Key) compilation by Minus Habens Records
Il lancio sul mercato, di beConnected, la prima compilation in formato pendrive (DAK), avverra' atraverso i consueti canali di distribuzione discografica: Ricordi, Feltrinelli e i migliori negozi di dischi e il prezzo sara' lo stesso di una pendrive 'vergine' da 128mb (euro 21).
La pendrive con interfaccia usb, e' supportata da tutti i computer (mac/windows) dai piu' moderni impianti hi-fi car. Piu' piccola e versatile di un cd ed utilizzabile come un mini hard-disk, la pendrive DAK rappresenta una via alternativa per la commercializzazione e la diffusione della musica.
Specification: Size 128MB (Verbatim) , MP3 bit rate 320 kbps stereo , USB interface 2.0 - 1.1
"beConnected" the first pendrive (DAK Digital Audio Key) compilation by Minus Habens Records
beConnected includes some among the best emerging musicians of the European electronic scene. The pendrive with usb interface is supported by all the new computers (mac/windows) and by some new hi-fi car music players. DAK, being smaller and more versatile than a cd, it's usable as a mini hard-disk too. This new format represents an alternative way to commercialize and to promote the music. The first beConnected compilation will reach the market through the traditional music distribution channels, at the same price of blank pendrive (euro 21).
More info: Minus Habens , eMail , Digital Audio Key eMail
Krisma Live At "Lange Nacht Der Museeum"
Krisma will be present at: Meltin' Pot World Exhibition in collaboration with Lange Nacht der Museeum . On 28th January, around 80 museums will open their doors until two o'clock in the morning, from the flagships of Berlin culture on the Museum Island to smaller houses. But this is not only for museologists. There's a whole range of events on offer in all the different venues, from concerts, readings, dance, theatre, and a tour of the archives to exotic buffets ensuring no culture vulture needs go home hungry. There's even a bus shuttle service as the most convenient way from one museum to the next.
Dte and location: 28th Jan 2006 - Kronin Prinz Palais - Unter Der Linden - Berlin - Germany
More info : Lange Nacht der Museen
2006 January 11
Metasonix S 1000 Wretch Machine, Vaccum Tube synthesizer
Scheduled to be released mid-2006, this synth will features a 6U high standard EIA rack mount size, 11 vacuum/gas tubes. Pitch sources: 2 independent VCOs , made entirely of vacuum and gas-filled tubes, range >2 octaves using CV, octave switching allows range from 33 Hz (low C) to more than 2 kHz., 3 waveforms: thyratron sawtooth, square, and square with suboctave, VCO2 may free-run or be soft-synced to VCO 1. Main CV input controls pitch of both VCOs (Hz/V response). Gate input triggers envelope generators, accepts 0-5v or 0-10v gate voltage. ... And many more...
Listen multi-demo, 3 sequences of the Wretch Machine, with drums processed through the filter : (O)
You can listen to the synth @ the Namm 2006 (January 19-22)
Metasonix - MB 109, 881 11th Street - Lakeport California 95453 - (707) 263-5343
SampleTank 2 XL sound workstation Plug-in
Easy for every musician to use Sample Tank 2 XL features multisampled instruments with Stretch for more realism and expression. The Pitch-Shift/Time-Stretch allows to sync any loop to the sequencer tempo and sync various loops together
Compatible with every platform: ProTools, VST , AU, DXi, and MAS in Mac OS9, MacOSX and Windows 2000/XP.
This upgrade includes enhanced application features and an enlarged 2 DVD sound set.
1,500 sounds, more than 4.5GB of samples: Bass, Drums, Guitars, Orchestral, Ethnic, Organs, Percussion, Pianos, Strings, Brass, Vocals, Synths and Loops. 16 layerable multitimbral parts.
You can also exchange sounds and SampleTank 2 sessions in any sequencer, Mac or PC.
System Requirements: Macintosh
Minimal: 667MHz Power Macintosh G4, with 512MB of RAM, Mac OS 9.2.2 or Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later, 1024x768 screen thousands of color, 4.8GB of hard-disk space. Suggested: 1.25 GHz Power Macintosh G4, with 1GB of RAM.
Minimal: 733Mhz Pentium III/Athlon with 512MB of RAM, Windows 2000 /XP, 1024x768 screen thousands of color, 4.8GB of hard-disk space. Suggested: 2.4 GHz Intel Pentium® IV/Athlon with 1GB of RAM.
Euro 499, currently available in the IK dealer/distributor network worldwide. Also available for download (only update too).
You can watch it at work @ the Namm 2006 (January 19-22)
IK Multimedia Production srl - Via dell'Industria, 46 - 41100 Modena - Italy
Phone: +39-059-285496 - Fax: +39-059-286167 - e-mail - IK Mutimedia Distributors
Eowave Persephone synth
Eowave Persephone is an analog handmade instrument (with ribbon virtual keyboard) that recalls the first electric keyboards from the 1950s. Euro 660,00. Available two versions: classic (black sky, violin polish, velocity wenge exotic wood key) and punk-rock , more colored, (with a red/black snake skin sky, a red table). This version may vary through time, taste, Eowave mood and perception of the day.
Persephone features: analogue oscillator, a range of 10 octaves (a scaling potentiometer allows to scale the ribbon from 1, 2, 5 to 10 octaves.), sinus and triangle waves, MIDI controller for external sources (can be used as a ribbon Midi controller), two play modes (velocity sensitive or not) and more.
Eowave - 6, rue Marceau - 94200 Ivry-sur-Seine - France
tel +33/1 45 15 41 95 . fax: +33/1 45 15 07 24, eMail , International distribution
Kjaerhus Audio Spectra, multistage additive and subtractive new soft-synth
Spectra is a synthesizer plug-in which combines multistage additive synthesis with subtractive.
His timbral possibilities are ranging from classic synthesizer sounds to re-synthesized instrument sounds and sound morphing.
Among features: 250 partials additive engine, 8 detune-able oscillators per voice, 2 LFOs with 12 waveforms, sync and sample / hold, Waveform presets, 650+ Preset Programs (constantly growing) , 256 Voices, Chorus / Flanger, Delay, Phaser and Reverb effects etc. ...
Demo songs : (O), (O), (O), (O), (O), (O),
Spectra Software Synthesizer - Free trial version (windows only)
-Kjaerhus Audio (founded 2003 by Torben Kjaerhus Larsen in Denmark) only sell (info eMail) over the Internt.
Musicrow Crow Gold Pack for Native Instruments Reaktor-5
A collection of 23 Reaktor ensembles . This collection contains the following ensembles:
Crow Orpheus synthesizer extreme leads, distorted guitars, powerful basses, dreamy pads, electric pianos, and experimental sounds ( $23) . Audio saples: (O) , (O) , (O) , (O) , (O) , (O) , (O) ,
Crow Oberline synth , nspired by the oberheim sem units from the early 70’s ( $20) . Audio saples: (O) , (O) ,(O) ,(O) ,(O) ,(O)
Crow Accordion Virus , classic to weird accordions ( $18). Audio saples: (O) ,(O) ,(O)
Crow Trancoid synthesizer ( $20). Audio saples: (O) , (O) , (O) , (O) , (O) , (O) ,
And Crow Future-Bass (O) , Crow Vinyl (O) , Crow Plate Reverb (O) , Crow Ultra Chorus , Crow Tape Flanger , Crow Tape-Loop Echo , and more.
BPM music college/ The Musicrow Group - Ashlag 22 - 32951 Haifa - Israel - info - Buy on line
Voxengo BSMS (Bass Management System) plug-in : version update 1.1
Version update 1.1 for Voxengo BMS plug-in has been released. BMS is a bass management system PC VST plug-in for surround sound professionals. BMS is able to extract low-frequency content from non-LFE channels in up to 7.1 surround configurations. The main purpose of BMS is to evaluate low-frequency content present in non-LFE channels during mastering.
Voxengo Pro Audio Software
Highly Liquid MIDISpeak Module - Version 2
This talking toy MIDI Retrofit features a standard MIDI IN port to your Speak & Spell, Speak & Read, or Speak & Math, Non-English versions also supported, Trigger thousands of sounds--words, word fragments, garbled speech, percussion and bizarre sound effects.
ROM Access Mode A: 128 banks of sounds.Trigger synthesis with single MIDI notes. New in Version 2.
Keypad Mode: MIDI notes 50-89 control keypad buttons; notes 90-92 control "glitch" triggers.
Available in Kit . Kit contents: Custom printed circuit board, Pre-programmed microcontroller, Standard MIDI jack, All required components and mounting hardware, Hook-up wire
Listen to audio samples : (O) , (O) ,(O) ,(O) ,(O) ,(O)
$49.95 - Assembly Service: Add $29.95 - Buy on line . Info eMail.
Prosegue la presentazione dell'album "Non posso stare senza di te" degli Appaloosa. Sabato 14 gennaio 2006 potrete vederli allo Zion rock club (Via C.Vazzoler 30/b- Conegliano Veneto -Treviso) alle ore 23:00 . Ascolta (dall'album) ' La Roby' , 'Jeff '
Urtovox - Via di Pulica 5 - 50031-Barberino di Mugello (Firenze) - Italy
Tel. (+39) 055.8420962 Fax (+39) 055.8421826 email
TraGma Records news
Available now "DJ exclusive - blue edition" compilation. Track list and audio samples.
Tragma Records - Traxler & Gmachl - Blumau / Wild 83 - A-3762 Ludweis - Austria
Fax: +43-(0)6212-7977 , eMail
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