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From the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, music equipment builder Korg has unveiled a pair of new AudioGate USB Digital to Analog Converters (DAC). The system consists of Korg's proprietary AudioGate 3 software, plus a choice of the DS-DAC-100 or DS-DAC-100m hardware interfaces. Both are USB digital-to-analog converters that will allow any Windows (ASIO) or Mac (Core Audio) user to play back their audio with the highest possible fidelity.
Audio hardware maker Korg has announced the new Kross keyboard -- a mobile, affordable, keyboard workstation with audio/MIDI recording capabilities, AC or battery operation, and a vast selection of sounds drawn from Korg's flagship instruments. Available with 61 or 88 fully-weighted keys, the Kross is said by the company to be the first battery-powered, full-featured Korg keyboard workstation.
KORG has just released its updated MicroStation keyboard that can connect right to computers or tablets and let musicians record performances without having to use a third device. Meant to help during songwriting, use as a live keyboard, or adding new beats to music, the mini keyboard has 61 Natural Touch keys and a 16-track MIDI recorder. There are also a number of built-in effects including drums and riffs as well as dual arpeggiators.
Electronista has teamed up with Korg to give away one really cool prize to one lucky reader. The Korg Delay pocket-sized synthesizer. It provides a simple way to create some unique music for yourself, or whoever wants to listen while on the go. Read on to find out more, and how you can win.
MacNN has teamed up with Korg to give away a really cool prize. The Korg Duo, which is a pocket-sized synthesizer that provides a simple way to create some unique music on the go. Read on to find out more, and how you can win.
German digital instrument company Korg has just expanded its microKEY range of USB keyboards. The microKEY-25 is a 25-key version of the existing microKEY-37, while the microKEY-61 is a much larger version. Both will ship with Korg's Legacy Collection Suite of synthesizer software.
Korg brought out a full four new products to its lineup in sync with the NAMM show. The Monotron Duo and Monotron Delay are analog ribbon synthesizers. The Mini Kaoss Pad 2 is an effects processor, while the Kaossilator 2 both provides synthesized sounds and manipulates vocals
Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn revealed in a new interview that he's creating a new album for the group on an iPad. The tablet design spurred him to make a quick follow up to Plastic Beach while on tour. The Blur founder didn't say how much of the creation involved Apple's tablet, but he was eager to mention that the effect on his music.
Korg at the NAMM audio show has introduced its latest music control pad, the Kaossilator Pro. The new device improves over the existing Kaossilator by retaining its features but endowing it with the KP3's capabilities. Users get 200 sounds and 15 effects at their disposal, all controlled via a central X-Y touchpad.
Korg late yesterday previewed a new set of music controllers for artists whose studio or live work centers around notebooks. The nanoSeries attaches through USB and is small enough to sit in front of a portable on stage or in a tight recording environment either to play software instruments or to control MIDI devices. The nanoKONTROL caters most to electronic artists with stand-ins for mixers, including nine equal sets of fader and knob controls as well as 18 switches. It also comes with a discount for Ableton Live to get new DJs started on live electronic performances.
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Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit
Apple supplier Cirrus Logic has introduced a MFi-compliant new development kit for companies interested in using Cirrus' chips to create Lightning-based headphones, which -- regardless of whether rumors about Apple dropping the analog headphone jack in its iPhone this fall -- can offer advantages to music-loving iOS device users. The kit mentions some of the advantages of an all-digital headset or headphone connector, including higher-bitrate support, a more customizable experience, and support for power and data transfer into headphone hardware. Several companies already make Lightning headphones, and Apple has supported the concept since June 2014. http://bit.ly/29giiZj
Apple Store app offers Procreate Pocket
The Apple Store app for iPhone, which periodically rewards users with free app gifts, is now offering the iPhone "Pocket" version of drawing app Procreate for those who have the free Apple Store app until July 28. Users who have redeemed the offer by navigating to the "Stores" tab of the app and swiping past the "iPhone Upgrade Program" banner to the "Procreate" banner have noted that only the limited Pocket (iPhone) version of the app is available free, even if the Apple Store app is installed and the offer redeemed on an iPad. The Pocket version currently sells for $3 on the iOS App Store. [32.4MB]
Porsche adds CarPlay to 2017 Panamera
Porsche has added a fifth model of vehicle to its CarPlay-supported lineup, announcing that the 2017 Panamera -- which will arrive in the US in January -- will include Apple's infotainment technology, and be seen on a giant 12.3-inch touchscreen as part of an all-new Porsche Communication Management system. The luxury sedan starts at $99,900 for the 4S model, and scales up to the Panamera Turbo, which sells for $146,900. Other vehicles that currently support CarPlay include the 2016 911 and the 2017 models of Macan, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman. The company did not mention support for Google's corresponding Android Auto in its announcement. http://bit.ly/295ZQ94
Apple employees testing wheelchair features
New features included in the forthcoming watchOS 3 are being tested by Apple retail store employees, including a new activity-tracking feature that has been designed with wheelchair users in mind. The move is slightly unusual in that, while retail employees have previously been used to test pre-release versions of OS X and iOS, this marks the first time they've been included in the otherwise developer-only watchOS betas. The company is said to have gone to great lengths to modify the activity tracker for wheelchair users, including changing the "time to stand" notification to "time to roll" and including two wheelchair-centric workout apps. http://bit.ly/2955JDa
SanDisk reveals two 256GB microSDXC cards
SanDisk has introduced two 256GB microSDXC cards. Arriving in August for $150, the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition card offers transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s for reading data. The Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card can read at a fast 100MB/s and write at up to 90MB/s, and will be shipping sometime in the fourth quarter for $200. http://bit.ly/294Q1If
Apple's third-quarter results due July 26
Apple has advised it will be issuing its third-quarter results on July 26, with a conference call to answer investor and analyst queries about the earnings set to take place later that day. The stream of the call will go live at 2pm PT (5pm ET) via Apple's investor site, with the results themselves expected to be released roughly 30 minutes before the call commences. Apple's guidance for the quarter put revenue at between $41 billion and $43 billion. http://apple.co/1oi1Pbm
Twitter stickers slowly roll out to users
Twitter has introduced "stickers," allowing users to add extra graphical elements to their photos before uploading them to the micro-blogging service. A library of hundreds of accessories, props, and emoji will be available to use as stickers, which can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere on the photograph. Images with stickers will also become searchable with viewers able to select a sticker to see how others use the same graphic in their own posts. Twitter advises stickers will be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, and will work on both the mobile apps and through the browser. http://bit.ly/29bbwUE