Define ProAudio on a PC - Our interpretation:
Anyone can do it!
Just because we have the Tools does not a
Recording Artist make! Talent required. What makes Audio differ from
ProAudio is Content Creation to the spec in the digital domain. 2496 is
the norm today, tomorrow DVD-Audio, SACD
and more. Drivers, etc. Who is with us today and can we expect them to be
with us for driver support tomorrow? As always, a PC is a Tool to perform
a task. The Digital Domain is the place and the PC Rules affordably! No
longer do we require a Studio full of gear costing in the tens of hundreds
of thousands of dollars. Today anyone can record, produce and publish! DTP
(Desktop Publishing) was the initial flight in Windows 3.0 now we're DTM
(Desktop Musicians) in Windows 2000!
We'll take a look @ what's going on with Audio
Gear and our opinion on what to expect or better still, what to buy and
when. After all, "It's all about the
Pro Audio News Updates:
You Heard the Latest...
Record Now Series Begins with Free Guide
on Choosing and Using Microphones.
Details, see: www.mic-guide.com
- Appears Korean
Audio Interface, EgoSys may now FINALLY be shipping their NEW WaMi
Rack 192L according to their On-Line Sales web site. Can we
actually get delivery? Anyone willing to risk it? EgoSys does a poor
job of handling sales, I'd hate to think what would happen to an
actual customer AFTER the sale! WaMi
Rack 192L EgoSys.net Online Shopping (7/3/2002).
- Seen this yet? Audio:
Rolls RFX Bellari: GCi404
Audio Computer Interface - Perfect
compliment to an existing Audio Card? Mounts into a
5.25" Computer Drive Bay! Features: Single balanced
XLR Microphone input with phantom power + (1) 1/4" Instrument
signal and a group of stereo Line Input signals and stereo Phono
preamp with grounding post and built-in RIAA equalization (7/3/2002).
One Of 58 Classic SM58 Mics From SHURE - the #1 choice of rock
& roll royalty the world over (4/4/2002)!
Carillon USA Launches 'Audio' PC (2/27/2002).
Songplayer Has Arrived! Learn your favorite songs note for note
while you listen to the CD. Choose from over 2,000 of the world’s
hottest hits, plus get your first song absolutely FREE! (2/27/2002)
Sound @ NAMM 2002 viewed the new, as yet to be released, Presonus
FireStation Firewire Audio Workstation,
with mic, line and instrument inputs, S/PDIF inputs and outputs, and
line outputs, plus three mLAN ports - Slick!
NEW Restoration bundle... The
Restoration Native bundle includes four new Plug-Ins; X-Noise,
X-Click, X-Crackle, and X-Hum. Supports RTAS, AudioSuite, VST, MAS and
DirectX plug-in formats on Windows PC platform; MSRP: $1,200 - Press
Arts, new VocALign Project® Automatic Audio Alignment
for Windows; adjust the timing of one audio signal to match the
timing of another; Works with 16- and 24-bit audio / Wave and
Broadcast wave files at 44.1 KHz and 48 KHz; Windows
95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP; Windows Clipboard: Syntrillium Cool Edit Pro
& Sonic Foundry Sound Forge (2/2/2002).
- Song Manager & Set List Creator For
Musicians for Windows now available! Free:
- Studio Suite: The world's
leading Studio Management Software (1/31/2002).
(formerly EGO SYS) Debuts New 96kHz Audio Interfaces (1/30/2002).
- HDCD - High
Definition Compatible Digital® (HDCD®)
is a patented encode/decode process for delivering the full richness
and detail of the original microphone feed on Compact Discs and
DVD-Audio HDCD - CD
Native Instruments Unveils Kontakt - Native Instruments Debuts Kontakt
at Winter NAMM, a powerful and
flexible software sampler for PC. KONTAKT will be released in March
2002 at a retail price of $399 (1/21/2002).
New Synth Keyboards
- KARMA - Causing a storm.
- Get Some Holiday Cheer! With a $100 Gift from
1.1 - The
Bank manager/editor for Roland JV/XP synthesizers, workstations and sound
New Synth / Sampler
Central Sweetwater Releases Freeware for
Creating Set Lists (12/27/01).
Instruments - Generate the Future of Sound!
INSTRUMENTS FM7 (12/21/01).
Update: Translator Version 2.5
Released ...more (12/06/01).
New - Sonic
Foundry Loops for ACID Bill Laswell Collection (12/04/01).
Instruments - FM7 now available for PC (11/24/01).
Beta Available (11/21/01).
Announces Pyro 1.5 (11/14/01).
Central® New Version of Sample Wrench Audio Editor and Price Cuts
(11/14/01). MIDI/SMDI Sample Transfer
- Additional Info >>>.
Developers Go On a 10-City Demo Tour
Debuts with Giga Clean Electric Guitars (11/12/01).
Audio Interfaces Coming from EGO SYS (11/07/01).
E-WDM (Enhanced Windows Driver Model) driver for Windows 2000/ME/98. Now
they also use: www.esi-pro.com
Translator Update -
Professional audio sampler format conversions ...more
- Sampler Library and Conversion Tool
Translating Tool for Windows
- The World of PC Recording: A Tutorial Guide on Creating, Optimizing and
Maintaining Computers for Audio Recording ...more.
Central® Free Access to The DAW Buyer's Guide Available On-Line
Card Selections: Cakewalk.com - Open Audio Hardware Guide -
Review Streaming 101
for a Prosumer Sound / Audio Card?
Having trouble locating just what you
want? Instead, try looking for what your application requires, then
Sound Card Selections - From The
Applications' Point Of View!
- Sound Cards
- SONAR WDM for Optimal Performance - Sound Cards
- Recommended Hardware - Sound Cards: GSIF drivers &
Knowledgebase Audio cards with ASIO drivers
cards with ASIO - Steinberg's Audio Stream Input
Output Technology (Cubase (VST), Cubasis VST / AV, Nuendo) - No
Longer Available! Instead, See >>>
Steinberg Testbase - List of tested PC Audio
Cards (1/22/2002). Link Gone!
Steinberg ASIO 2.0: The Next Level of
Steinberg's Audio Stream Input Output Technology (January
ProAudio Interface - As of 6/29/01 SeaSound.com
is Out Of Business!
...SeaSound was launched on December 7,
1998 by Tom Oberheim, legendary inventor of electronic musical instruments
and audio products, and a core team of seasoned professionals...
None of the info below is functional! The
Support FAQ, updated 6/12/01, does function!
2955 Kerner Blvd.
San Rafael, CA 94901, USA
Ryan Kallus - firstname.lastname@example.org
| email@example.com /
Phone: (415) 485 - 5119 & Fax: (415) 485 - 39001
Excerpt from SeaSound.com
1.) When will Windows ME, 2000 WDM,
XP, NT or GigaSampler drivers be released?
The Solo/Soloist /Expander are currently
supporting Win 95, 98 and 98SE. Windows ME, 2000, XP, XP, NT and
GigaSampler driver development has been suspended,
so no firm date of completion can be given yet. Some users report success
with using current driver with ME, but it is not officially supported.
2.) Why can't I get a response to my
email or tech support call?
As SeaSound is now out of business,
callback support is now discontinued. Firmware upgrades are
available however by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Comments: Drivers ARE available for
Theirs: Since SeaSound is no longer in
business these will be the final versions of the driver releases.
SeaSound WDM Drivers in the works! (1/22/2002)
MLAN (1394 FireWire):
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