Haunted Labs Introduced Paranormal Fuzz V2



Haunted Labs has introduced their Paranormal Fuzz V2 pedal. It is a high-gain filtered silicon fuzz with an unworldly ability to release smooth low-end tones.

The Paranormal Fuzz V2 brings everything you knew and loved about the original but holds a cleaner (and much quieter) circuit design – packed with more gain than you will ever need. The updated Paranormal Fuzz has the same three knobs on the front as the original – Volume, Filter, and Fuzz. The updated construction in the Paranormal Fuzz V2 means: better tone, durability, and most importantly – more hauntings.

The Paranormal Fuzz V2 is a great choice if you prefer to play stoner rock or shoegaze music, and need a versatile fuzz pedal to create loud wall-of-sound tones. However, the pedal can also work very interestingly with electronic music!

Specifications:

  • Three knobs: Volume, Filter and Fuzz
  • Engineered and manufactured in the USA
  • Manufactured with the highest quality components
  • Dimensions are 4.43” L x 2.65” W x 1.95” H
  • Current draw is -5mA
  • 9V standard DC operation (power supply not included) – no battery compartment
  • True bypass switching

Canon Introduced PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera



Cannon introduced the PowerShot SX 740 HS digital camera. It has a 40x Optical Zoom Lens (equivalent to 24-960mm), a 20.3 Megapixel CMOS imaging sensor and 4K video capabilities, which is a first in the PowerShot series.

Capture precious moments on the go with the PowerShot SX740 HS digital camera. The superb 40x Optical Zoom can make faraway subjects seem close, with the Optical Stabilizer helping to ensure sharp and steady results.

For special, scenic memories, dive into the immersive world of 4K video recording for cinematic movies at nearly four times the resolution of Full HD. You can also flex your creativity with fun options like the 4K Time-lapse Movies, Food Mode and more.

Combining incredible zoom power with 4K capabilities and a variety of inspiring features, the pocket-friendly PowerShot SX740 HS is ready to accompany you on your next event.

Featuring a DIGIC 8 Image Processor, dual-sensing stabilization, automatic image transfer, feature assistant, and a 3.0-inch LCD screen that rotates 180 degrees, the PowerShot SX740 HS helps make transitioning away from smartphone photography fun and easy.

The PowerShot SX740 HS will be available for purchase in late August.


iZotope has a Back to School Sale



Every so often, iZotope has a sale. Their Back to School Sale has begun! You can save up to 50% off of selected products. Go from passing to professional this Summer!

The Back to School sale includes iZotope’s Music Production Suite, O8N2 Bundle, Ozone Elements, Ozone 8 Standard, Ozone 8 Advanced, Neutron Elements, Neutron 2 Standard, and Neutron 2 Advanced.

Music Production Suite combines seven of the most powerful music production tools in iZotope’s portfolio – Ozone 8 Advanced, Neutron 2 Advanced, RX 6 Standard, Nectar 2 Production Suite, VocalSynth, and Trash 2 Expanded, in a go-to collection of the industry’s best mixing, mastering, vocal production, and audio repair tools. The regular price is $999 USD, but is on sale now at $499 USD.

O8N2 Bundle combines two award-winning product lines for mixing and mastering with new intelligent metering and analysis tools. Get Neutron 2 Advanced for mixing, Ozone 8 Advanced for mastering, and Tonal Balance Control, the industry’s first visual analysis tool that allows you to control any instance of Neutron 2 or Ozone 8 Equalizers across your session. It is regularly priced at $699 USD, but is in sale now at $399 USD.

You can also purchase Ozone Elements, Ozone 8 Standard, Ozone 8 Advanced, Neutron Elements, Neutron 2 Standard, and Neutron 2 Advanced individually. All are being offered at a discount from their regular prices during iZotope’s Back to School Sale.


Logitech has Acquired Blue Microphones



Logitech announced that it has agreed to acquire Blue Microphones, a leader in studio-quality microphones for the past 20 years. Logitech said they love Blue and their products from the moment they discovered them, and are convinced that Logitech and Blue can do great things together.

CEO of Logitech, Bracken Darrell said: “Logitech’s acquisition of Blue Microphones will accelerate our entry into a growing market, and offers another way for us to help bring people’s passions (from music to blogging) to life. Joining with Blue is an adjacent opportunity for us – a new way to grow – with additional synergies relating to our existing gaming, PC webcam and audio categories. It’s exciting!”

Blue Microphones announced that Logitech has plans to acquire Blue Microphones. CEO of Blue Microphones, John Maier, said: “With Logitech’s vast resources and incredible reach, Blue will be on a much bigger stage from the beginning. The end result is fulfilling our ultimate purpose – helping as many of our users find and amplify their voice as we can!”

The announcement from Blue Microphones has some information about the deal. It says that “all of us” at Blue will keep creating cool stuff for professional musicians, gamers, podcasters, YouTubers, and streamers. It also says Logitech will help Blue conquer the world.

The Verge reported that Logitech announced that it is acquiring Blue Microphones for $117 million. It is an all-cash transaction. The result will be that Blue and its products will join Logitech’s existing portfolio of brands.


Elation Offers Free eCast Lighting Control App



Elation is offering eCast, an easy-to-program app for use with wireless Elation 4Cast DMX Bridge. You can download eCast from the App Store for free.

Elation Professional is pleased to offer eCast, a stage lighting control app designed for use with small to medium-sized venues such as night clubs, houses of worship or mobile events. The eCast App is available from the App Store and requires an Elation 4Cast DMX Bridge as the interface between lighting fixtures and an iOS device.

Easy to program, the eCast App can control up to 576 lighting fixtures and up to 12 DMX universes (6144 lighting channels). The app includes an effects generator for movement, color and flash effects and allows users to control individual channels of most intelligent lights for creation of scenes, special effects and shows.

The Elation eCast will work with any Art-Net or sACN node but must first be connected to at least one 4Cast DMX Bridge to unlock the outputs. Audio trigger and MIDI support is also included.

The 4Cast DMX Bridge is a compact 4-universe wireless device which seamlessly bridges WiFi, Art-Net, sCAN, and E-FLY (Elation’s wireless DMX solution) signals to wirelessly control compatible DMX devices, an ideal solution for small production events, nightclubs, bars or any event or venue that requires hidden data cables.


Roland Announced SRX Keyboard Software Synthesizer for Roland Cloud



Roland announced the SRX Keyboards Software Synthesizer for Roland Cloud, a virtual recreation of an early-2000s SRX expansion board that was originally only available for compatible Roland hardware synths. This SRX expansion compiled the very best Roland keyboard sounds into a single expansion.

SRX Keyboards puts all this into a powerful plug-in using Roland’s acclaimed DCB (Digital Circuit Behavior) technology to reproduce every nuance and detail of the original hardware. DCB uses the original sample ROM and accurately reproduces the original waveforms and any behavior of artifacts that resulted from the digital components and circuitry used in the hardware unit.

With over 1700 original waveforms, 86 effects, and 393 preset tones, SRX Keyboards gives artists and producers plenty of room to craft their sounds using its deep, high-resolution editing interface. The collection covers a vast range of classic keyboard sounds from all manner of acoustic and electric pianos to synth pads, string machines, and much more.

For musicians that owned the original SRX expansion board, it will become immediately apparent that SRX Keyboards is tonally indistinguishable from the hardware. For everyone else, the breadth of tweakable tones in the SRX Keyboard lends itself perfectly to all modern musical genres and sub-genres.

As with all Roland Cloud Software synthesizers, SRX Keyboards is part of the Roland Cloud core membership that can be tried out risk-free for 30 days by simply registering for a Roland Cloud account.


Line 6 has a Scorching Summer Software Sale



Line 6 is having a Scorching Summer Software Sale where you save 30% off all Software and Model Packs if you use the coupon code “SUMMER30”. This is a worldwide promotion and a limited time offer that ends on July 31, 2018.

For a very short time, get 30% off all software items in the Line 6 online store including Helix Native, POD Farm software, Model Packs, and Echo Farm.

Helix Native offers the authentic sounds of vintage and modern amps, cabs, mics, and effects – plus extensive signal routing functionality and an easy-to-use interface. Whether you’re a guitarist, producer, engineer, sound designer, film/TV/game composer, or electronic musician, the Helix Native plug-in is perfect for creating new and original sounds.

POD Farm 2.5 is a premier guitar tone plug-in that features vintage and modern amps, cabs, classic stompboxes, colorful preamps, and more.

Echo Farm 3.0 is a 64-bit native plug-in for any DAW. Bring a legendary collection of vintage delay and echo effects to your studio with Echo Farm 3.0. Now supporting 64-bit AU and VST plug-in formats in addition to AAX, Echo Farm works with any DAW. Echo Farm 3.0 features models based on vintage hardware units such as the Roland RE-101, Space Echo, Boss DM-2, Electro-Harmonix Memory Man, TC Electronic 2290, and Maestro Echoplexes, plus Line 6 originals.

This offer is available to Line 6 customers worldwide. The offer applies to all Model Packs and Software on store.line6.com. All products must be purchased from store.line6.com. Applicable tax, if any, is the sole responsibility of the customer.


VOX Debuts New AC30S1 Amplifier



VOX has debuted the AC30S1 Amplifier. It is an updated version of the VOX AC30, which has been an integral component of rock ‘n’ roll since the 1960s. The AC30 OneTwelve (AC30S1) delivers the full-fledged experience of the classic AC30, but in a more stripped down and straightforward way.

Its single channel design is based on the revered Top Boost channel of the AC30, a sound that has been the source of some of the most famous riffs in rock history. This unique, touch-sensitive circuit delivers a wide range of tones from chimey clean to rich overdrive.

The AC30S1 also features a studio-quality digital reverb., an effects send/return for pairing with your favorite pedals, and an external speaker output for pairing with other speaker cabinets. This all-new AC30 represents the evolution of an iconic sound, paring legendary VOX tones with a simple, modern approach to amplifier design.

Main features:

  • Single-channel design inspired by the AC30’s trademark Top Boost.
  • All tube design featuring two 12AX7 pre-amp tubes and four EL84 power-amp tubes
  • Equipped with a single Celestion-made 12-inch speaker, specifically voices for the AC30S1
  • Effects send/return and external speaker output are provided for pairing with pedals or external cabinets – equipped with digital reverb that simulates a classic spring reverb

Roland Unveils Aerophone GO Digital Wind Instrument



Roland announced Aerophone GO, a unique and affordable digital wind instrument that’s simple to operate and fun to play. Featuring traditional sax fingering, a variety of onboard instrument sounds, headphones monitoring for quiet practice, and more, Aerophone GO is ideal for saxophonists and other wind players of all experience levels.

It’s also a great first-time solution for anyone who’s ever dreamed about playing a wind instrument. Aerophone GO features onboard Bluetooth as well, providing access to extended functionality via the free Aerophone GO Plus and Aerophone GO Ensemble apps.

Combining traditional feel and response with innovative Roland digital technologies, Aerophone GO is an expressive modern instrument that’s versatile, practical, and inspiring. It is light and runs on batteries for easy mobility and features 11 high-quality onboard tones that include soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone sax variations, plus flute, clarinet, violin, synth lead, and more. And by connecting to the Aerophone GO Plus app, many more sounds are available to play.

Aerophone GO has a sensitive mouthpiece-mounted breath sensor that also functions as a bite sensor, supporting expressive techniques like vibrato and pitch. Thanks to its digital sound engine, Aerophone GO allows players to instantly transpose keys without having to change their fingering.

The instrument includes an onboard speaker for personal monitoring and intimate performances, and it’s also possible to connect to external amplification for broader sound coverage. Another great benefit is the ability to play quietly through headphones, enabling users to practice anytime and anywhere without disturbing others.

Aerophone GO is a standalone instrument. More features are available through the Aerophone GO Plus app, and the Aerophone GO Ensemble app.


Nikon Superzoom COOLPIX P1000 Offers an Astounding Zoom



Nikon announced the COOLPIX P1000, the new undisputed powerhouse of superzooms. With an incredible 125x optical zoom (24-3000mm equivalent), powered by high performance NIKKOR optics; the P1000 is the ideal camera for birding, sports, wildlife, and celestial-photographers seeking superior performance from extreme distances.

Beyond its incredible zoom range, the versatile 16-megapixel COOLPIX P1000 captures 4K UHD video and offers a myriad of manual controls, as well as user-friendly functions including built-in WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, letting photographers of all levels explore and share their creativity.

The COOLPIX P1000 incorporates state-of-the-art NIKKOR technology, designed with ED and Super ED lens elements, boasts the world’s most powerful 125X optical zoom lens (24-3000mm f/2.8-8) and 250X Dynamic Fine Zoom, equivalent to a staggering 6000mm from macro to extreme distances.

This powerful zoom range gives the P1000 the versatility to chronicle an adventure filled vacation, capture a favorite ballplayer from the top tier of a stadium or fill the frame with celestial objects like the moon, that normally only a telescope could reach.

The COOLPIX P1000 makes it easier than ever for photographers to express their personal creativity. Through its host of manual functions and RAW (NRW) image output, the P1000 is great for advanced users seeking precise control from point of capture to post-production. The COOLPIX P1000 offers an innovative control layout complete with a function button, command dial and mode dial to bring frequently used functions to a photographer’s fingertips.

The camera’s built-in Wi-Fi capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone, iPad, and/or other iPod touch or smart devices running on the Android operating system.