Canadian Musician - May / June 2018 - Page 64

HOT GEAR IK Multimedia Total Studio 2 Max Bundle IK Multimedia has released the Total Studio 2 Max bundle, a com- plete studio collection of software instruments and effects. It brings together 94 products in one suite for Mac/PC. The bundle provides everything needed to create fully pro- duced tracks, from full orchestral arrangements for TV, cinema, and video games to complete mixes and masters ready for distribution. An entry-level version, Total Studio 2 Deluxe, is also available. Total Studio 2 Max comprises 94 products, 16,800 sounds, 39 mixing and mastering processors, and over 350 gear models for guitar and bass. The entire range of products from the SampleTank Max, Miroslav Philharmonik 2, Syntronik, MODO Bass, T-RackS 5 Max, Lurssen Mastering Console, AmpliTube Max, Fender Collec- tion 2, Ampeg SVX 2, and Fulltone collections have been compiled together for a balanced offering of virtual instruments, mix and master processors, amps, and effects. The Total Studio 2 Max bundle saves up to 90 per cent off the individual purchase price of the included products. For more information, contact Hal Leonard: 414-774-3630,, Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer Roland has launched the TR-8S Rhythm Performer, which com- bines Roland’s rhythm machine legacy with modern sound design features tuned for live performance. The TR-8S features Roland’s classic TR drum sounds, plus an extensive selection of samples from the company’s library. The instrument also supports both mono and stereo user samples and comes with hands-on controls and production tools. It includes authentic recreations of the 808, 909, 707, 727, and 606, as well as several modified versions. Powered by Roland’s ACB technology, each machine is a detailed, component-level model that sounds and behaves exactly like the original hardware. In addition to TR sounds, users can pull from the TR-8S’s preset samples or import their own sounds via the SD card slot, giving them the ability to build custom kits. Instant-access controls are available to adjust decay, tuning, and other sound parameters. There’s a Master FX knob for processing the entire kit and a control knob for each channel, and both can be custom configured with favourite effects parameters. For more information, contact Roland Canada: 604-270-6626, Sound Devices MixPre-10M Portable Recorder/Mixer/Audio Interface Sound Devices has added to its MixPre series with the MixPre-10M, a 12-in, four-out portable multitrack audio recorder developed especially for musicians. The MixPre-10M is designed to combine the ease of dedi- cated hardware recording with the essence of computer-based music production software into a lightweight, portable multitrack recorder and USB audio interface. Ideal for song creation or live per- formances, musicians can use the reference-quality audio recorder to capture songs and ideas anywhere. The MixPre-10M allows musicians to simultaneously record, playback, mix, remix, monitor, layer, and overdub up to 12 tracks and the bounce feature helps free up tracks. It features a built-in metronome and studio-quality reverb and vocal air effects add depth to recordings. The vocal air effect is a dialed-in combination of EQ and compression that results in a breathy intimacy for vocals. For more information, contact Sound Devices: 608-524-0625, FAX 608-524-0655,, 64 • C A N A $84TL$ $8