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Fidelia Music Player for Mac OS X Offers Premium Listening for All

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Mac users with a passion for music and an appreciation for high-quality audio have an extraordinary new way to savor the sounds they love. Audiofile Engineering has launched Fidelia, a premium desktop music player created exclusively for Mac OS X and designed to offer rich high-fidelity playback for music lovers of any taste or technical background. With support for numerous high-resolution file formats and an attractive, intuitive interface that honors the classic stereo amplifiers of decades past, Fidelia lets discerning listeners optimize and enjoy their music with maximum control and no proprietary clutter. Priced at US$19.99, it’s also a remarkably accessible software alternative that integrates seamlessly with users’ existing iTunes libraries.

“Just as high-definition video technology has changed the way people experience movies and television, high-resolution audio formats like FLAC and Apple Lossless give consumers access to superior levels of sound quality,� said Matthew Foust, founding partner of Audiofile Engineering. “Fidelia is designed as an elegant, approachable way for casual and studious listeners alike to embrace these higher sonic standards. The MP3 format may have revolutionized the music industry, but there are higher-quality formats that can truly enhance the listening experience.� more

Quantum Leap Spaces Sets New Standard in Convolution Reverb

Includes custom impulses taken from around the globe over the past 7 years

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Hollywood, CA – EASTWEST, the industry leader in virtual software instruments, announces Quantum Leap Spaces, a new, 24-bit true stereo convolution reverb that sets a new standard by utilizing new impulse recording techniques developed over the past seven years.

Produced and engineered by Nick Phoenix, Quantum Leap Spaces includes custom impulses taken over the past seven years from around the globe, with a focus on the western United States. Concert halls (including the EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Hall), churches, cathedrals, caverns, recording studios (including EastWest Studios), soundstages, forests, a swimming hall, parking garages, water tanks, a tunnel, vintage plates and custom digital reverb preset impulses ensure you’ll find the right space to fit your needs. more

Spectre 1.5 Takes Audio Analysis to Brilliant New Heights

Latest Version of Real-Time Multi-Analyzer for Mac OS X Includes New Meters, Inspector Window and Specially Priced Starter License

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – First-time users and existing fans alike have plenty to discover in the newest version of Spectre, the real-time multi-analyzer from Audio�le Engineering. Developed exclusively for Mac OS X, Spectre 1.5 not only offers versatile and precise tools for examining live audio, but also makes those tools simpler and more approachable than ever before. New features include an Inspector window that reduces desktop clutter, additional metering and �ltering options, and a specially priced Spectre Starter licensing option designed for beginners and students.

“Whether you’re working in a world-class concert hall, a home studio or anywhere in-between, Spectre delivers professional-grade audio analysis at an accessible price point,â€? said Matthew Foust, co-founder and Managing Partner of Audioï¬?le Engineering. “The new features in version 1.5 include several that were speciï¬?cally requested by users, which makes us even more conï¬?dent in our commitment to providing the best customer support in the industry.â€? more

Obedia Moves To Nashville, Appoints Murphy CEO

Training and support pioneers take up residence in Music City with co-founder Jayce Murphy at the helm

Nashville, TN (December 1, 2010) – OBEDIA, a leading provider of technology training and support, has moved its headquarters to Nashville, having established a solid base within the music and post-audio industry over the past 6 years in Los Angeles. Moving with the company is newly named CEO Jayce Murphy, who will be tasked with further developing support services as well as overseeing third party integration of OBEDIA’s enterprise management system.

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“OBEDIA was born out of the need for a more effective way to service complex technology and has evolved into an educational and training resource for those making and producing music with computer hardware and software,� said co-founder and newly appointed CEO Jayce Murphy. “The move to Nashville puts us in a better position to work closely with its vibrant music community, which has embraced technology in producing music known throughout the world. As CEO, I’m looking forward to expanding on our success and to bring service and support into the next generation.� more

iZotope Announces Nectar: Complete Vocal Suite

Offers First Look at AES San Francisco of New Vocal Processing Plug-in

AES, Booth # 1202 San Francisco, CA (Nov 5, 2010) – iZotope, Inc., a leader in audio DSP processing, has announced Nectar, a new plug–in which includes a complete vocal processing toolkit. Adding to the award-winning iZotope line of plug-ins, Nectar includes everything users need to quickly find the vocal sound they are looking for.

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Nectar offers dozens of professionally designed vocal production styles powered by eleven processing modules. Users will select an included style and then customize it with faders tailored to that style. For further customization of their vocal sound, users can switch to the Advanced View and access all of the controls of the underlying modules that power the plug-in. more

Eastwest Releases Complete Composers Collection HD

New upgrade is shipped on a hard drive for $995 until October 31, 2010

ew_complete_composers_coll_box.jpgHollywood, CA – EASTWEST, the industry leader in virtual software instruments, announces an upgrade of its popular Complete Composers Collection (HD). At $995, this customizable bundle is the most inexpensive way to obtain seven EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP virtual instruments, which now ship on a 1TB high performance Western Digital Black Caviar internal hard drive, which avoids the tedious and time consuming process of installation from dozens of DVDs.

The standard version of the Complete Composers Collection HD includes seven of EW/QL’s most popular virtual instruments for music, film, TV, and game composers: EW/QL Symphonic Orchestra Gold, EW/QL Pianos Gold, EW/QL Symphonic Choirs, Quantum Leap Goliath, Quantum Leap Stormdrum 2, Quantum Leap Voices of Passion, and Quantum Leap RA. Individually, these products retail for more than $3,000, including the free hard drive. Purchased in the Complete Composers Collection HD upgrade, they are more than 67% off at $995. more

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October Rocks with Eastwest’s Rocktober Special

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Save 53% on any 3 EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP virtual instruments in October

Hollywood, CA (October 12, 2010) – EASTWEST, the industry leader in virtual software instruments kicks off their ROCKTOBER PACK special. Save 53% off the individual retail price of any 3 EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP virtual instruments until October 31, 2010.

The standard edition of the ROCKTOBER PACK features MINISTRY OF ROCK, GOLIATH, and FAB FOUR. If purchasers have one or more of the standard selection, they can change any or all of the 3 virtual instruments and still get more than 53% off the retail price. The product selection may increase the overall price. more

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iZotope Releases RX 2: Complete Audio Repair Suite

Offers introductory pricing on professional tools to repair, restore and enhance audio for music, broadcast, video and more

Cambridge, MA – iZotope, Inc., a leader in audio DSP processing, has released RX 2 and RX 2 Advanced, updates to their award-winning audio repair software suites. With a range of new features and functionality, iZotope has expanded the scope of RX into any field where audio is recorded or restored by both consumers and professionals. Additionally, iZotope is offering introductory pricing on RX 2 and RX 2 Advanced purchases and upgrades throughout October 31, 2010.

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RX 2 and RX 2 Advanced are designed to repair common and uncommon audio problems like tonal and broadband noise, hiss, buzz, hum, clicks and crackle, distortion from clipping and interfering sounds like cell phone rings, dogs barking, car horns, string squeaks, dropped drumsticks and just about anything else. more

Now Shipping: The Studio Edge Tutorial DVD by ASK Video

Studio Concepts, Gear and the Physics of Sound by Jim Pavett is now available worldwide

Ontario, Canada (September 14, 2010) – ASK Video Interactive Media, a leading creator of software tutorials on DVD, is now shipping The Studio Edge: Pro Audio Recording Series Tutorial on DVD, announced in July. This first installment, entitled Studio Concepts, Gear & the Physics of Sound, is designed to give home recording enthusiasts the solid grounding in audio engineering and sound recording that are crucial to success in the studio.

“If you’re starting to put together a studio and are feeling overwhelmed with everything around you,â€? says Steve Kostrey, President of ASK Video, “let us help you out by teaching you the fundamentals of audio so you’ll never feel like an alien in your own studio again.â€? more

SADiE 6 Official Release to include iZotope Plug-ins

SADiE 6 Official Release to include iZotope Plug-ins

Cambridge, UK: Prism Sound, manufacturer of the SADiE product range of high-end DAWs, is delighted to announce a major addition to its new SADiE 6 release. In a deal just announced with iZotope, all SADiE 6 systems will include an expanded audio effect feature set powered by iZotope technology. These features will include:

  • Reverb
  • Chorus & Flanger
  • Analogue Delay
  • Phaser
  • Pitch-Shift
  • Parametric EQ
  • Single-Band Compressor
  • Multiband Compressor
  • Simple Mastering (including EQ, reverb, exciter, widener, loudness maximize)

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