Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Musikmesse 2014: Toontrack, Arturia and SSL Plug-Ins Round Up

Toontrack's EZdrummer 2 is available in May
Toontrack's EZdrummer 2 is available in May
We round up some of the most talked-about plug-ins from Musikmesse.

Toontrack revealed EZdrummer 2, which arrives 8 years after the original EZdrummer. New features include two vintage and modern kits with libraries including elements from Gretsch, Yamaha, Ludwig, Tama and more.

Loading times have been improved and there's real-time sample rate conversion. EZdrummer 2 also has enhanced flexibility, so you can use seperate elements from the EZX libraries.

SSL have announced three new plug-ins, complimenting the Duende Native plug-in range. The X-Phase, X-Saturator and X-ValveComp plug-ins are due to be available in May 2014.

Useful for fixing phase issues with mics, the X-Phase is an all-pass filter that gives the user manual control, enabling you to apply phase shift at a specific frequency within the signal, with gain remaining unchanged.

The X-Saturator provides a range of analog-style distortion effects. Simple Harmonics, Depth, Drive and Headroom controls allow you to adjust parameters, and the X-Saturator can be automated with standard DAW Automation data.

A fully-featured mono or stereo channel compressoe, the X-ValveComp has a full set of classic channel compressor controls and a valve emulation stage. The compressor can be switched between Peak or RMS modes and is fully-featured with standard controls.

Arturia's Vox Continental-V for Mac and PC sees the return of the vintage sixties Vox Continental organ. Available from Arturia's online store, the plug-in emulates the sounds used on tracks like The Doors' 'Light My Fire' and 'House of the Rising Sun' by The Animals.

Keep up to date with all the stories and new launches by visiting our dedicated Musikmesse 2014 page, or follow Gear4music on Facebook and Twitter.

By Alice Thomson

Posted on 18 Mar 2014 15:37 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.

14 Feb 2017 13:19
thumbnail

Suffering an undisclosed illness, Hetfield takes things slow until his return to Denmark in September where he will "do their best to make it up to everyone".

6 Feb 2017 15:27
thumbnail

The band return to the studio to "make a bunch of racket" in a prelude to writing material for their next project. Recently interviewed bassist Mike Inez gives the lowdown.

27 Jan 2017 16:06
thumbnail

Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician

30 Dec 2016 15:56
thumbnail

MusicRadar recently spoke to iZotope to get their opinion on intelligent mixers and how they are impacting the contemporary producer.

29 Dec 2016 13:11
thumbnail

The grandfather of virtual reality Jaron Lanier relays a time when the first explorations into virtual reality were concerned with how to create a real air guitar.

28 Dec 2016 16:46

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Those who purchase a copy of Superior Drummer 2 are eligible for any SDX completely free. Additionally, Superior Drummer 2 Crossgrade is available heavily reduced.

21 Feb 2017 16:28
thumbnail

Gear4music are now stocking an extremely limited 5 piece Tama Star Bubinga Exotix 5 piece shell pack with an Australian Backwood Finish, Only one in stock!

21 Feb 2017 12:42
thumbnail

A pedal that relives the glory of the last centuries' greatest synth sounds , the SYNTH9 Synth Pedal offers the player 9 timeless tones in one package.

21 Feb 2017 10:05
thumbnail

Available for purchase now at Gear4music, Stone Deaf's brand new range of amplifiers give the modern player a number of tonal options and sizes to explore!

20 Feb 2017 16:40
thumbnail

Taking the best features of active and passive pickups, then merging them into one versatile pickup, Duality offers the player a versatile selection of tones.

20 Feb 2017 13:42
thumbnail

Tailor made and resolutely custom, SJC deliver the goods once again with some exclusive offerings that are available only to Gear4music. Don't miss out!

17 Feb 2017 10:53