Shazam Audio Recognition Comes to the Mac

Shazam for Mac

Shazam today announced Shazam for Mac, which effortlessly recognizes the music, TV shows or TV ads playing around you. The app you’ve come to rely on as your go-to musical expert has arrived on your Mac. Operating seamlessly in the background, Shazam for Mac can name that tune, TV show or advertisement in seconds. The new experience gives you uninterrupted access to explore the world around you without digging out your phone.

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Zoom TAC-2 Thunderbolt Interface Does the Essentials

Zoom TAC-2

Zoom is now shipping the TAC-2, a blazingly fast audio interface that uses Thunderbolt technology for ultra-low latency and the ultimate in high-quality audio, up to 24-bit/192 kHz. Lightweight and portable, yet rugged enough for the road, the TAC-2 is also easy to use, with a single large rotary knob controlling all parameters. Whether using it in your home studio or on the road, you can rely on your TAC-2 to deliver pristine audio.

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Apple Revs Faster Haswell MacBook Pro Line

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display (2014)

Apple today updated MacBook Pro with Retina display with faster processors, double the memory in both entry-level configurations, and a new, lower starting price for the top-of-the-line 15-inch notebook. MacBook Pro with Retina display features a stunning high-resolution display, an amazing design just 0.71-inches thin, the latest processors and powerful graphics, and up to nine hours of battery life, delivering unbelievable performance in an incredibly portable design. Apple today also lowered the starting price of the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro, a very popular system with Windows switchers, by $100 to $1,099.

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IK SampleTank 3 Gets 64-Bit Makeover and Bonus Goods

IK Multimedia SampleTank 3

IK Multimedia is proud to announce that SampleTank 3 is now shipping. SampleTank 3 boasts a massive 33 GB sound library containing over 4,000 instruments, 64-bit compatibility, a completely redesigned user interface, 55 high-quality effects, new loop and groove management and an enhanced sample engine.

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Waves SoundGrid Studio System and DiGiGrid IOS Interface Announced

Waves SoundGrid Studio - StudioRack

Waves has announced The SoundGrid Studio System, a real-time processing and networking platform designed to bring your studio up to light speed. It allows your DAW to offload its plug-in processing and enables your devices to communicate with one another and with the devices of your collaborators.

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