NAMM 2015 — PSP has introduced PSP L’otary, a master quality emulation of legendary rotary speakers. The algorithm is based on both the Leslie 122 and 147. PSP L’otary is capable of reproducing as precisely as possible the classic sounds of those famous rotary speakers. PSP L’otary is also capable of creative divergences from the original. For example, you could set up both the rotating high frequency horn and the rotating low frequency drum independently from each other and emulate speakers with a static drum or even a broken horn or drum engine. PSP L’otary is available now at an intro price of $69 until 1 February, when the regular price will be $99. Requires OS X 10.5 or later and an AU, VST, AAX or RTAS host DAW. PSP is in booth 6909 at the Winter NAMM show.
NAMM 2015 — MOTU has debuted the 112D, a flexible Thunderbolt-equipped digital audio interface, router, format converter and mixer. The seventh in a series of new audio interfaces from MOTU, the 112D serves as the flagship digital interface of the lineup, offering 24 channels of AES/EBU, 24 channels of ADAT optical and 64 channels of MADI (AES10) for a total of 112 simultaneous digital I/O channels. Operating on its own or as a component of a MOTU AVB network system, the 112D shares the many powerful mixing, routing, networking and wireless control features found in MOTU’s award-winning AVB interface lineup. The 112D will ship in Q1 of 2015 for $1,495. MOTU is at NAMM in booth 6410.
NAMM 2015 — Pro Tools 12 was announced at NAMM, featuring an optional $29.99 monthly subscription plan, Avid Cloud Collaboration, Avid Marketplace, and a slew of new plug-ins. With Avid Cloud, simply invite other artists to collaborate on a session using built-in chat, or find new collaborators through the new Avid Marketplace Artist Community, in which artists can find and immediately download the latest plug-ins and applications, and store or share their work with the world. Aside from the $29.99 per month plan, Pro Tools 12 annual plans will start at $199 or buy a “perpetual license” for $899. Avid is at NAMM in Hall A, booth 6400.
Auganizer 2 in on the way, and aside from interfacing directly with the new Logic Pro X 10.1 Plug-in Manager to add extra features, and utilizing a cleaner and simpler method of moving plug-ins around, Auganizer 2 “Duplication” will be able to save plug-ins with presets already loaded as unique virtual plug-ins. This could be especially handy for instruments and effects within plug-ins, such as Reaktor ensembles.
“In Auganizer you can duplicate Reaktor and rename it ‘Rounds’ (For instance)… Now when you open Logic you’ll have a new plugin called ‘Rounds’ – effectively a new seperate instance of Reaktor. Open it, open Rounds and in Logic ‘save as default’. Now every time you open ‘Rounds’ you get….Rounds! As if it was a native Audio Unit to start with.”
Auganizer 2 will be a free upgrade for all current users of Auganizer, which is currently $34.99 for new users. A beta is expected for current users shortly and the full release will be available this Spring.
NAMM 2015 — Roland has announced the Super UA, a high-performance USB 2.0 audio interface featuring proprietary S1LKi technology, 1-bit DSD and 32-bit PCM playback, VS Preamps, monitor control functions, and more. The Super UA provides up to four simultaneous channels of 24-bit PCM recording. Roland’s newly developed S1LKi audio engine also enables native four-channel playback of DSD audio sampled at 2.8 MHz, as well as PCM playback at rates up to 32-bit/192 kHz. Using the same type of 1-bit D/A converter used in DSD, S1LKi produces ultra-smooth, unclouded sound when compared to standard D/A conversion in typical PCM-based devices. The Super UA is available for pre-order now at retailers worldwide for $599. If you’re at NAMM, you’ll have a hard time missing Roland.