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07-18 / 09:32 PM : Logic Pro X (cjed)
Logic Pro X is finally available. Besides a revamped interface (that features tracks groups), it adds new instruments : a vintage synth (analog, wavetable and FM) that sounds warm, an impressive B3 organ, a new drum tracker with convincing kits, a new electric piano. It includes 1300 instruments (among these 800 sampled ones). Also new bass and guitar effects are provided, as well as a powerfull arpeggiator and new Flex pitch tool (that allows Melodyne like editing).

An iOS remote control application is available for free.
There isn't bench comparing performance with Logic 9, and the 32bit audio unit bridge isn't included (Vienna Pro may be used, or jBridge). It is priced $199 (EUR 179), no update path is available. It is still far more better than the previously same-priced Logic Express.s
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05-30 / 10:17 AM : Roland Integra-7 editor / Axial free sounds (cjed)
Roland now provides the mac version of Integra-7 editor, and also new free sounds libraries for its synths (notably Jupiter and D-50 emulations for Integra-7) through its Axial site.
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04-20 / 01:52 PM : Integra-7 PC editor (cjed)
Waiting for the Roland's Integra-7 PC/mac editor, a free one is available here (Windows only - mac version planned).
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04-20 / 01:31 PM : UVI Digital Synsations (cjed)
UVI presents Digital Synsations, a 24 GB samples library that features custom presets from SY77, M1, VFX and D50. Audio demos are available. It is priced $199.
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09-27 / 12:12 AM : VSL Dimension Strings (cjed)
VSL presents Vienna Dimension Strings, a strings library that features 8 violins (62 GB, 300 000 samples), 6 violas, 6 cellos, and 4 double basses.

It provides many articulations : three different sustain (vibrato, non-vibrato and espressivo/progressive vibrato), legato performances and portamento performances with crossfade, trill performances (legato, marcato), repetition performances (legato, portato, staccato, spiccato, various crescendos), various tremolo variations (normal, with fast attack, and slow-motion tremolos), pizzicato, snap pizzicato and col legno, fortissimo sounds with short articulations.

It also allows to create custom players groups : level and/or position in the mix for each player or desk, individual controllers for dynamic changes, presets for selecting the individual strings of each player of a group, mixing of different articulations for desks.

The violins sections are available (through download or on a 64 GB USB stick), while other sections will be provided in 2013. Full library is priced 695 euros for now (normal price is 1190 euros - standard and extended libraries are priced 595 euros each).
An audio and video demos are available.
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09-07 / 10:06 PM : Roland Integra-7 demo (cjed)
A live demo of Roland Integra-7 (played from the new A-88) is available here. The piano seems different (clearer and with more resonance) than FP-7F's one. Also electric piano, brass/sax and ethnic instruments sound great. Drums and guitars are fine, however strings do not sound warm compared with previous ones or samples libraries.
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09-02 / 11:52 PM : Roland Integra-7 Supernatural (cjed)
Roland presented Integra-7 sound module, 16 parts multitimbral (128 voices of polyphony), that features 6000 sounds :
- acoustic Supernatural sounds : piano, electric piano, acoustic and electric guitars (with automatic chord fingering and strumming, and amp simulator), strings (with automatic legato, portamento, pizzicato, staccato, et tremolo), brass (with over-blowing, staccato, fall, grow), and ethnic instruments (Shakuhachi, Erhu, Sitar, Kalimba).
- analog type synth sounds : filters and envelopes, PCM besides oscillators.
- drum sounds derived from V-Drum.
- a new surround effects module (also manages audio input) and SFX sounds (with realtime control).
- all sounds from XV5080 (however does not manage import).
- whole sounds from the 12 SRX expansion cards. However only 4 cards can be selected simultaneously.
- an improved GM2 module.

An iPad application is provided.
The strumming effect for guitars and effects on brass are interesting, however strings seem using the same samples as found on previous SRX 04 / Fantom X (these are great however not as realistic as those from recent samples libraries).
The price isn't annouced yet (listed 1511 euros at DV247).
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09-02 / 11:21 PM : Roland A-88 announced (cjed)
Roland presented the A-88 master keyboard, that features Ivory Feel G touch, pitch/modulation bender, and weights 16 kg only. The price isn't announced yet (it is listed at 914 euros at DV247).
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07-11 / 10:51 PM : Darklight IIx available (cjed)
Darklight IIx is available at (175 euros) and audio demos are provided. We can use the discount code received from Bestservice (30 euros discount).
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07-11 / 10:42 PM : Garritan Classic Pipe Organs (cjed)
Garritan presents Classic Pipe Organs, a library based on Aria Player, that features 6 organ types (3 GB), 75 stops/combinations, and a convolution reverb. Audio demos are provided. It is priced 119,95$ initially.
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