New Gear January 2016 - KeyboardMag

New Gear January 2016

New instrument and pro audio equipment for keyboardists
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KORG VOLCA SAMPLE OK GO SPECIAL EDITION

WHAT Limited to 750 units in the U.S.A, this 8-voice polyphonic instrument is packed with 100 samples from the band’s Hungry Ghosts album. Includes 16-step sequencer, multi-touch keyboard, built-in speaker, MIDI In, Sync I/O, and headphone jack. Runs on batteries or AC. WHY Ready to make some great sounding tracks? OK, Go!

$159 | korg.com

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WAVES ELEMENT 2.0

WHAT A major update to Waves’ polyphonic VST soft synth. The Unison algorithm offers 2-and 4-voice modes. Includes a 16-step sequencer/arpeggiator, reverb and crusher effects, and MIDI Learn. WHY Offering increased audio quality thanks to high-res oscillators and improved anti-aliasing technology, it can load patches made in the original version.

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$TBA | waves.com

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OUTPUT EXHALE

WHAT Created using real singers, a vocal-based virtual instrument that provides chromatic notes, loops, and sliced phrases. Includes convolution reverb, LFO and step-sequencer modulation, and the ability to smart tag presets. WHY A creative set of tools that allows keyboardists to add realistic sounding vocal parts to recording projects and performance setups.

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$199 | output.com

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UVI FALCON

WHAT A 64-bit hybrid soft-synth and sample playback instrument that works standalone or as a plug-in. In addition to 15 oscillators and 80 effects, it offers IRCAM-created granular playback and time-stretching capabilities, as well as drag-and-drop modulation assignment. WHY A powerful virtual instrument that is easy to use, yet allows for custom scripting.

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$349 | uvi.net