MUSIC
Professional Audio Magazin Dezember No 12 2015
SPL Iron
Die niederrheinische Pro-Audio-Manufaktur erweitert seine Serie an Mastering-Peripherie mit einem Röhren-Kompressor, der mit exzellentem Sound und einer Reihe technischer Innovationen aufwartet, die es so bislang noch in keinem Gerät dieser Art gegeben ha

DJ-Controller

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S5
Das Berliner Unternehmen hat mit Stems vor kurzem ein neues Datenformat präsentiert, das wir eingehend in Verbindung mit dem ebenfalls neuen Controller Traktor Kontrol S5 ausgiebig getestet haben. Ob das neue Datenformat das Zeug zu einem neuen Industrie-Standard hat, erfahren Sie im Test.

Mikrofon-Vorverstärker

Audient ASP 800
Pro Audio-Hersteller Audient hat mit dem ASP 800 mehr als einen achtkanaligen Mikrofonvorverstärker geschaffen. Zwei Effekt-Kanäle zur Vintage-Klangfärbung im britischen 60er- und 70er-Jahre Konsolen-Stil machen das findige Gerät außerdem zu einem subtilen, doch wirkungsvollen Effekt-Prozessor.

Kopfhörer

Beyerdynamic DT 1770 Pro
Hohen Tragekomfort und exzellente klangliche Eigenschaften verspricht das neue geschlossene Kopfhörer-Flaggschiffmodell DT 1770 Pro des Heilbronner Herstellers Beyerdynamic. Was es mit dem integrierten, für den Pro-Bereich optimierten Tesla 2.0-System auf sich hat und wie sich der Kopfhörer in der Praxis bewährt, lesen Sie ab Seite 40.

TESTS SOFTWARE


Sample Library

Sample Logic Gamelan
Musik trifft Sounddesign lautet das Motto im jüngsten Wurf des amerikanischen Soundware-Produzenten. Auf Basis eines balinesischen Gamelan-Orchesters, das übrigens auch in seiner originalen Klanggestalt spielbar ist, finden sich daraus prozessierte Sounds und weitere synthetische Klänge, die mittels eines speziellen Abspiel-Konzepts ein quirlig-exotisches Feuerwerk lebendiger Klangspektren abfeuert und nicht nur etwas für Filmmusik und Post Production ist.

Effekt-Plug-in

HOFA IQ-DeEsser
Das deutsche Unternehmen verspricht mit seiner Neuschöpfung das wirksame und vor allem unhörbare Entfernen von Zischlauten und bedient sich dafür einer eigens entwickelten Technik, die am Ende für höchste Klangqualität sorgen will. Ob‘s klappt, erfahren Sie im Test.
Professional Audio Magazin Jahresarchiv 2015
Professional audio bietet durch Produktvergleiche und im eigenen Testlabor durchgeführte Produkttests eine fundierte Kaufberatung für Musiker und Toningenieure, vom anspruchsvollen Amateur bis hin zum Semiprofi und Profi. Ausführliche News-Strecken, umfangreiche Marktübersichten, Reportagen, Workshops und Interviews ermöglichen einen umfassenden Überblick über neue Trends und Produktangebote.
ArcadeMusic Ultra EDM Essentials WAV MiDi
'Ultra EDM Essentials' from ArcadeMusic is proud to present 1.22 GB of pure EDM sounds designed for Progressive House, Electro House, Future House and more. The whole pack contains over 260 audio files in highest quality (kicks, claps, snares, cymbals, etc.) and over 25 MIDI files with top notch composition.

A big part of the pack is the five Construction Kits that you can hear in the demo. Each Kit can be broken down into individual sounds and also includes the MIDI files. All the files are nicely categorised in folders and subfolders.

...::: Product Specifications :::...
• 5 Construction Kits
• 6 Drop Melodies
• 131 One-Shot Audio Files (Kicks, Claps, Snares, Cymbals, FX, Percussion)
• 10 Fills (Long Fills, Short Fills)
• 14 Drum Loops & Top Loops
• 27 MIDI Files
• 100% Royalty-Free
Easy Voice Changer 1.0.3 Mac OSX
Adding sound effects to your voice has never been easier. Simply turn on your microphone and your speakers, pick one or more audio filters and press Record or Listen Live. Easy Voice Changer makes your voice sound higher (like a "chipmunk", for instance) or lower and lets you apply effects like echo, reverberation and more, all in real-time. Have fun!

What's New in v1.0.3

- Supports OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

Introduced in Version 1.0.2
- Configure up to four custom sound effect sets.
- Choose from four colorful themes.
- Additional Oscillator visualizer modes.
- Improved Band Scope visualizer.
- Improved Tube audio filter.
- Improved support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
- Supports more microphones and speakers.
- Other minor improvements.

Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor
Cymatics Jack You Drums Vol 1 WAV
Jack You Drums Vol 1 gives you the highest quality drum samples based on the #1 group in EDM. You can’t find drums like these anywhere else on the internet!

The possibilities of creating huge sounding tracks are endless when you have access to the same quality of drums as all the top producers have.

Your drums will never sound weak ever again. It doesn’t matter if you make Dubstep, Trap, Future Bass, or any other form of Electronic Music - these drums will make your songs stick out!

....:::: Included in this pack ::::....
• 50 Kicks
• 50 Snares
• 50 Claps
• 50 Hihats
• 75 FX
• 100 Percs
BigTick Rhino v2.15 Incl.Keygen WiN/MAC
Rhino is the hardest-working synth I have; just press a single key to experience amazing evolving pads and atmospheres! Totally impressive next-generation product, totally stable, totally sophisticated; very easy editing, great user sounds as well, a pleasure to use....." - John Ashford, Australia

Made for big sounds.

Our virtual synthesizer is used by thousands of professional musicians all over the world.
Download the free trial and find out why.

Hybrid FM Synthesizer

Oscillators:

6 oscillators per voice.
Hundreds of built-in waveforms.
Custom waveforms using samples (sfz) or additive generator.
Modulable, variable waveshapers.

Filters:

2 filters with flexible routing options.
20 different modes (including our incredibly warm analog emulations).
Waveshaping and cross-filter feedback for crazy distortion effects.

Effects:

Stellar, dual effects section.
Tempo-syncable delays, choruses, flangers and phasers.
Unusual effects like the Granulator, Crazycomb or Oktaverb.

Presets:

More than 1000 presets, neatly classified in a searchable database.
Thousands of third-party presets available.

Others:

Slick graphical multipoint envelopes with curvature controls.
Fully dynamic routing matrix visible at all times.
Step sequencer with random mode.
6 editable performance controllers.
User-defined midi assignment of most controls.
Microtuning support.
Available for PC (VST) and Intel Mac (VST/AU).

Changes in Rhino v2.15:

- fix crashes with some patches in 64 bits.
- a few performance enhancements

Mac users, please note that the installation folder for the Rhino files has moved from $HOME/Library/Application Support to /Library/Application Support. Because of that, you will have to copy your keyfile and extra presets from the old folder to the new one.

A-Grade Audio Club House Official For Ni MASSiVE
Get ahead of an evolving dance music scene with professional quality sounds from A-Grade Audio. Taking inspiration from the latest club and festival house tracks, Club/House Official features 64 Original Presets for Native Instruments Massive, masterfully designed and ready to drop into your productions.

Forget tired old patches that give you nothing but writers block, instead, refresh your library with original sounds that can take your productions in a radical new direction!

From smooth undertones to future wobbles, dirty squares to electro dynamite this pack is an official guide to the Club/House scene. Experience A Grade quality and supreme attention to detail in each and every NI Massive patch. Club/House Official is your backstage pass to the sounds of the next big thing, the start of YOUR breakthrough moment.

The designers behind A-Grade have more than 10 years working experience crafting sounds and samples for some of the most recognisable names in the business including Native Instruments, Fabfilter, Cakewalk, Camel Audio and more. Now their expertise is yours to own via A-Grade Audio sounds and samples.

....:::: Technical Specs ::::....
• 64 Original Presets for NI Massive
• All Macros Assigned for maximum flexibility
• .NMSV and .KSD format
• 100% Royalty-Free
• Suitable for multiple genres including House, Electro House, Future House, EDM and more.
• Additional FREE Bonus Content including the FL Studio Project and quality WAV samples featured in the demo.
Audirvana Plus 2.2.5 Mac OS X
After a sensational version Audirvana Plus, especially one including a direct mode and Integer Mode, Audirvana Plus now offers a full-featured library manager that can scale to more than 100,000 tracks. Catalog your entire music library and easy to get your albums and tracks with the optimized user interface. Edit with advanced metadata tags to jazz and classical music. With the ultimate sound quality with 64-bit internal processing, direct mode, integer mode, iZotope algorithms own streaming DSD, SysOptimizer and support audio plug-ins.

FEATURES:

* Native playback of FLAC, libSndFile (WAV, AIFF, ...), ALAC and other formats QuickTime (AAC, MP3, ...)
* CoreAudio HAL pure bit perfect sound
* Exclusive access mode Audio
* Input-output HAL, using native DAC physical formats "integer mode" (instead of swimming CoreAudio 32 bits)
* Automatic switching frequency sampling
* Features oversampling
* The game is full of memories
* Lanes are loaded, decoded, and the sampling frequency is converted in the buffer memory before being played
* Reducing the CPU and hard disk activities to reduce sources of interference
* Continuous playback using double buffering mechanism (playing a track, and then track)
* Transparent separation of loading tracks to download any size
* Background loading / decoding tracks (including sample rate conversion)
* Playlist (m3u & formats m3u8) load / save
* Descriptors Apple Remote IR

Release 2.2.5

DSD256 playback with DoP 1.1 devices (in addition to DoP 1.0)
Add Merging Ravenna (Merging+Nadac) to DSD DoP 1.1 devices
Bug fix:
— Fix loading of 20bit FLAC files
— Workaround for El Capitan bug with 16 and 24bit USB DACs when playing in iTunes integrated mode
Sampleism CL-Projects Golden Pad Factory Inspiring Pad Sounds KONTAKT-KRock
The Golden Pad Factory is a Kontakt 5.1 sample library dedicated to inspiring pad sounds. These sounds are perfect for Ambient and New Age music. The sounds were sampled from multiple hardware and software synthesizers and were edited and layered before sampling. Sounds can be customized to your own taste.

This library is a great addition for the Silver and Bronze Pad libraries. You can create your own Instruments and Multis by combining and edit the sounds to get huge soundscapes.

Features:
- For Kontakt 5.1 and higher (Not for Kontakt Player)
- 30 sounds in total ,10 main Pad sounds, 10 modwheel variations & 10 Multis
- Custom script 
- AMP ADSR 
- Filter ADSR with Cutoff, Resonance and Envelope Amount 
- 7 effects: Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, 2-Band EQ & Rotator
- Samples in 44.100 Hz, 32 Bit NCW
Sampleism CL-Projects Silver Pad Factory Inspiring Pad Sounds KONTAKT-KRock
The Silver Pad Factory is a Kontakt 5 sample library dedicated to inspiring pad sounds. These sounds are perfect for Ambient and New Age music. The sounds were sampled from multiple hardware and software synthesizers and were edited and layered before sampling. Sounds can be customized to your own taste. This library is a great addition for the Golden and Bronze Pad libraries. You can create your own Instruments and Multis by combining and edit the sounds to get huge soundscapes.

Features:

- For Kontakt 5.1 and higher (Not for Kontakt Player)
- 30 sounds in total ,10 main Pad sounds, 10 modwheel variations & 10 Multis
- Custom script 
- AMP ADSR 
- Filter ADSR with Cutoff, Resonance and Envelope Amount 
- 7 effects: Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, 2-Band EQ & Rotator
- Samples in 44.100 Hz, 32 Bit NCW