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Universal Audio made an interesting announcement, showing essentially a free DAW that will be available to their Apollo interface customers called LUNA - available 2020. While its' very exciting that LUNA will feature tight integration between hardware and software in the UA ecosystem, there are a few quirks and questions that arise.  First of all, its Mac only. Personally i'm a Mac fan, but they're seriously screwing over a lot of people with this. Next, they haven't announced what 3rd party devices will be compatible, and if anything inside LUNA will be able to be used outside of LUNA. Can...

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Spitfire Audio has announced the next title in their incredible Albion series of  sample libraries. I'm incredibly excited, and I actually got to play with the library a bit at NAMM 2020. I definitely agree with their description of the library, it feels pretty modern and intimate and reminds me of their LCO library. I'll have more information when I get to spend more time with it, but here's the official release information: LONDON, UK: Spitfire Audio is proud to announce ALBION NEO — neatly turning the proverbial page to open a new decade- dawning next chapter in its bestselling ALBION... series sample libraries and...

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NAMM 2020: Apogee has announced Symphony Desktop, a 10-in/14-out audio interface that promises to blend the sound quality of the existing Symphony I/O MkII with the simplicity of its more affordable Duet and Quartet interfaces. This is the most affordable Symphony product ever, but still packs in flagship A/D converters and mic preamps, a dynamic touchscreen and a single control knob. One of the big potential highlights is the hybrid Alloy Mic Preamp emulation, which uses both analogue circuitry and DSP processing to create what Apogee is calling “the richest, most authentic audio modeling available in an audio interface”. Emulations of both...

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You want to buy your music producer loved one a gift for Christmas, their birthday, whatever - what do you get them? This is a list of gifts for music producers ranging from less than $100 to several hundred dollars. Remember, music products are incredibly personal so you should make sure its something they can actually use, and that they don't already have it. I'll try to explain what these products are used for as well as I can, but make sure to click the links and do your research before buying them.    Category: General Music Stuff This category...

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Plugin Alliance, supporting all major plugin formats and uniting some of the best-known international audio companies under one virtual roof, is proud to announce availability of Lindell 80 Series — Swedish plugin partner Lindell Audio’s exacting emulation of original 1073 and 1084 (mic preamp/EQ) and 2254 (mono limiter/compressor) channel modules, plus the 1272 (line amplifier) buss module, from the Neve 8028, one of the last 80 Series hand-wired mixing consoles created by Neve Electronics, enhanced by Plugin Alliance sister company Brainworx Audio’s proprietary TMT (Tolerance Modeling Technology) and THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) for added authenticity — as of November 21…   One of the most beloved console emulated to the...

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