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New Gear Alert: Focusrite’s 3rd Gen. Scarlett Range, Eris XT Monitors by PreSonus, SpectraLayers via Steinberg & More

Focusrite launches the Scarlett 3rd Generation Range.

Focusrite’s 3rd Generation Scarlett line is the most powerful yet, offering the best-sounding preamps the line has ever seen, and more.

Featuring six configurations of ins and outs with updated Scarlett mic preamps, along with the inclusion of “Air”, high headroom instrument inputs, and high-performance converters, Scarlett is enabling millions of musicians, songwriters, and producers to record, mix, and play back audio in studio quality everywhere, all the time.

The 3rd Gen. mic pre is the best Scarlett has ever experienced. The 24-bit/192kHz converters give your recordings clarity, while Air mode breathes life into vocals, adding unique high-end detail. The new Scarlett range includes I/O configurations to suit almost any situation. Choose from Solo, 2i2, 4i4 8i6, 18i8 or 18i20. The new 4i4 and 8i6 add more line I/O vs the 2nd Gen. 2i4 and 6i6. New Solo and 2i2 Studio Packs are also available, with Scarlett HP60 MkIII headphone and CM25 MkIII condenser microphone included—perfect for starting your recording journey.

On top of Scarlett’s new features, musicians and engineers can of course still rely on the peace of mind and added extras they’ve come to expect from Focusrite. Every Scarlett interface comes with a whole range of software tools including: Ableton Live Lite, Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack, Free three-month Splice Sounds subscription, XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite, Softube Time & Tone Bundle, plus a two-year warranty and membership of the Focusrite Plug-In Collective, offering regular free software downloads and generous discounts.

For pricing and more information on the new 3rd Generation Scarlett range, click here.

PreSonus now shipping the Eris XT active studio monitors.

PreSonus’ new Eris E5 & E8 XT monitors boast a larger sweet spot, and improved high and low end extension.

PreSonus’ new Eris E5 XT and Eris E8 XT active studio monitors feature an all-new elliptical waveguide design that provides a wider sweet spot and more focused vertical dispersion, making them a perfect fit for any nearfield mix environment. Larger enclosures afford an extended low-frequency response that complements the new high-frequency design.

The new custom elliptical waveguide design provides superior high-frequency response with a broad 100° horizontal dispersion to expand the sweet spot. The tightly focused 60° vertical dispersion minimizes early reflections, helping to eliminate one of the most common sources of environmental interference, creating a more consistent response both on- and off-axis. The result is greater detail and depths that reveal subtle transients, delicate reverb trails, and a consistent listening experience in any mix environment. In addition, the XT models’ ported enclosure is larger than that of the original E5 and E8, allowing them to reproduce significantly lower frequencies.

The Eris XT monitors provide balanced XLR, balanced 1/4-inch, and unbalanced RCA line-level inputs, so you can hook them up to an audio interface, analog or digital mixer, monitor controller, or almost any other line-level source.

The Eris XT monitors are available now, priced at $149.95/ea for the Eris E5 XT and $249.95/ea for the Eris E8 XT.

SpectraLayers Pro 6 now available via Steinberg.

Steinberg has teamed up with the developers of SpectraLayers to deliver its most comprehensive and powerful iteration to date.

First distributed by Sony Creative Software and then by Magix Software, the developers behind SpectraLayers have now joined forces with Steinberg to release its sixth iteration. Unlike other audio editors, SpectraLayers offers a novel approach to audio editing, allowing you to visualize audio in the spectral domain (in 2D and 3D), and to manipulate its spectral data in many different ways.

With its 25 advanced tools, SpectraLayers Pro 6 provides precision-editing within the
spectral domain, comparable with the editing capabilities applied in high-performance photo
editing software: modification, selection, measurement and drawing.

Key features of SpectraLayers Pro 6 include (but are not limited to): surgical and intuitive spectral editing with 25 real-time tools, an advanced selection engine, selection-based effects, tracks/regions/clips separated as layers, ARA 2 and AAX compatibility, and more.

The full retail version of SpectraLayers Pro 6 is priced at $399.99, together with various downloadable updates from previous versions.

Electro-Harmonix releases the Tri Parallel Mixer pedal.

EHX’s Tri Parallel Mixer enables you to creatively blend and manipulate multiple effects loops signals, independently.

EHX’s Tri Parallel Mixer is a powerful effects creation and mixing hub featuring three independent, parallel effects loops that can be used to mix effects in a way not possible when connecting effects in series. Layer synth sounds with distorted guitar and clean psychedelic modulation, or blend 3 different drive tones for a faux multi-tracked wall of sound.

The unit can also be used as a switcher in XOR mode where only one loop can be on at a time—great for creating drastic tonal shifts and managing tones. You can also use each loop’s ins or outs to split one instrument into three amps, or mix three instruments down to one output.

Check out an introductory video to the Tri Parallel Mixer here.

For further details and information on pricing, click here.

Cosynd announces Pro suite for labels, managers, publishers, and more.

Morgan Stanley helps facilitate the launch of Cosynd Pro, a new and exciting resource for music business personnel.

Cosynd Pro is a new suite for labels, managers, and publishers. Recently accepted into Morgan Stanley’s Multicultural Innovation Lab, an intensive accelerator designed to help build and scale startups founded by women and multicultural entrepreneurs, Cosynd has received investment and strategic support from Morgan Stanley that enabled the launch of Cosynd Pro.

Creating an agreement using Cosynd Pro is easy, collaborative, and centralized. For each
agreement, parties can negotiate by choosing from preset options, just as they can using
Coysnd’s regular artist-targeted service. A business user can then look at the most popular changes requested in an agreement without having to manage multiple versions of documents or dozens of emails. Attorneys who represent anyone involved in an agreement can be invited to review or redline the document.

Finally, Cosynd allows companies to register resulting works with the Copyright Office via a simple, guided experience faster and more affordably than anywhere else. For large organizations needing further customization, Cosynd can automate any other important legal agreement that plays a frequent role in their business.

For more information on Cosynd Pro, click here.