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Featured plug-in: Synthogy Ivory Version 1.5

If you are looking for the current state of the art in grand piano virtual instrument technology for your Digital Performer virtual studio, look no further than Ivory™. Ivory is a large, skillfully designed instrument plug-in developed by former Kurzweil engineers who have made a career out of developing instrument sounds. Ivory delivers stunning realism and expression to your piano tracks. And the new Version 1.5 release now features over 4,000 samples combined with an all-new sample playback engine, complete with built-in effects, to bring out the resonance, response and character of the world's finest concert grands.

  • Published: 2005-10-27 18:51:22

Grammy-nominated producer/remixer/DJ Chris Cox makes Billboard history scoring hat trick with Kelly Osbourne Remix

Making an impact in clubs and on the airwaves worldwide, Kelly Osbourne's "One Word" is the latest #1 remix by Grammy-nominated Producer/Remixer/DJ (and MOTU user) Chris Cox, and the first remix to achieve a hat trick on the Billboard dance charts.

According to Billboard Magazine's Dance, Latin and Classical Charts Manager Ricardo Companioni, "Chris Cox's remix of 'One Word' by Kelly Osbourne (Sanctuary) topped Billboard's 3 dance charts (Club Play, Dance Singles Sales, and Dance Airplay) simultaneously for the week ending June 18th. It's the first time in the history of the charts that this has happened."

  • Published: 2005-10-12 18:16:07

Symphonic Instrument 1.1 debuts at AES/New York

The 119th Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention is in full swing at the Javits Center in New York city, and MOTU (booth #354) is showing Version 1.1 of the Symphonic Instrument universal orchestra plug-in for Mac and Windows. Version 1.1 adds disk streaming and support for multiple independent outputs. It will be offered as a free update to all Symphonic Instrument plug-in users later this Fall.

  • Published: 2005-10-05 17:17:58

From Suede to The Tears: an interview with Bernard Butler

As one of the UK's most intriguing artists, Bernard Butler has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the one thing that keeps him going creatively: writing songs. From his brief and meteoric rise to fame with Suede in the early 90's, to their sudden stormy breakup, to his many subsequent collaborations - most recently with David McAlmont, to solo albums, to his reunion with Suede co-writer Brett Anderson to form the new group The Tears, Bernard has done whatever it takes to feed what he calls "the fire".

  • Published: 2005-09-28 18:17:56

"MachFive is the killer sampler that I've been looking for"

Darwin Grosse is a recording engineer, producer, musician and the mastermind (CTO) at Cycling '74, the innovative audio software company known for ground-breaking titles such as Pluggo, Max/MSP and Soundflower. In this month's issue of Recording Magazine (October 2005), Darwin reviews MachFive and comes to the realization that "I'm a rather demanding sampler user." How does MachFive stand up?

  • Published: 2005-09-23 18:08:34