updated 01:05 pm EDT, Fri April 27, 2012
NI announces new REAKTOR instrument
Elgato has announced the upcoming launch of a new Thunderbolt cable designed specifically for mobile use. The flexible 50cm cable supports the full data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbit/s on both channels, and at the same time can provide power to devices. The Elgato Thunderbolt Cable will be available on May 3 at a cost of $60. Additionally, Elgato will be including a free cable with every Thunderbolt SSD purchased from the online store before May 6.
Native Instruments announces new KOMPLETE instrument, SCANNER XT
Native Instruments has introduced a brand new KOMPLETE instrument, SCANNER XT, that combines elements of modern samplers and synthesizers. A synth architecture is included for creating a variety of sounds, while two oscillators scan a sample and can isolate both low and high frequencies. Two interfaces are provided, a simplified view with a preset morpher and four macro controls, while a second view allows access to more detailed parameters for further sonic control. SCANNER XT is available online for $60 and runs in REAKTOR 5, as well as the free REAKTOR 5 PLAYER.