Apple Set To Announce New Nano, Touch & 60 Second Song Samples

Apple is set to announce a new iPod Nano, iPod Touch and expanded 60 second song samples on iTunes this week. Evidence surfaced from a Chinese case manufacturer, which revealed the new form factor for the 6th generation nano, as well as the iPod Touch with a camera/flash portal similar to the iPhone 4. The nano’s screen size will reportedly increase to...

Sean Costello Announces ValhallaShimmer – Big Reverb Plug-In

Sean Costello has announced ValhallaShimmer, an algorithmic reverberation plug-in for Mac and PC that is designed to produce BIG sounds, from concert halls, to the Taj Mahal, to the halls of Valhalla. There are several reverberation modes available, to allow the user to dial in the preferred initial sound. By adjusting the Feedback, Diffusion and Size controls,...

Korg M01 Announced For Nintendo DS Platform

Following the success of the Korg DS-10 micro synth for the Nintendo DS platform, the Korg M01, a palm-sized Music Workstation based on the Korg M1, is set to debut for the holiday season. The Korg M01 is multitimbral and had the original sound engine from the M1, scary when you consider the size difference between the two synths. The M01 will reportedly have...

Nine Volt Audio Releases Stickbreakers Vol 2: Ten Man Taiko

Nine Volt Audio has released Stickbreakers Vol 2: Ten Man Taiko, a sample set that presents ten percussionists playing ten deep and resonant Japanese taiko drums in a 1200 seat hall. The playing was recorded from stage, balcony and two separate hall microphone positions, each capturing tight hits, loose hits, extra loose hits, tight rim hits, loose rim hits,...

Wacom Announces Nextbeat MKII

Wacom has announced the second generation of nextbeat, their DJ MIDI controller. Now we can’t say that we’ve seen many of these puppies in the wild, but Wacom is giving the platform at least one more refresh to see if it can garner some additional market share. nextbeat MK2 is a fully integrated DJ system, incorporating touch sensor controls and...