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MESSE05: Steinberg's World Of VST
Leading brands show latest VST-powered products at Steinberg's World Of VST booth 07/04/05
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At its Frankfurt Musikmesse booth, Steinberg has got
a 'World Of VST' area where leading brands in audio technology will be presenting top new products based around Steinberg's world
standard VST and ASIO technologies. Here's some info on a few of those brands...
SONY are showing the
world's first ASIO-based DSD-ready PC. As well as a prototype
SONY sound device that supports DSD and PCM recording and
playback, the demonstration PC also utilizes the latest version of
Steinberg's world standard ASIO protocol, ASIO 2.1, which now
supports DSD delivery between all DSD-ready hardware and
software. The DSD-capable SONY SonicStage Mastering Studio
software provides the last link in the chain to provide a DSD-ready
PC-based mastering software.
Waves Ltd. are showing its expanded line of IR Convolution Reverb
plug-ins, including IR-360 Surround, IR-1 Version 2 and IR-L
Convolution Reverb Light. Waves also have Q-Clone, a new
patent-pending plug-in that allows one outboard hardware
equalizer to be used at different settings on multiple DAW
channels simultaneously. Users can connect a hardware equalizer
to their system and adjust the equalizer itself to get the desired
sound on as many channels simultaneously as the computer's CPU
power allows. Q-Clone comes with a library of presets captured
from world-class hardware equalizers.
Nokia is showing new products aimed at providing developers
world class tools needed to create music and sound content for
mobile phones and devices. Nokia Audio Suite is a software tool
for creating and verifying polyphonic ring tones for Nokia devices,
and can be directly integrated within professional VST host
applications such as Steinberg's Cubase SX3 by utilizing it as a
VST instrument. Nokia Audio Suite is available for download from
Alongside its renowned brass series, leading sample content
provider ProjectSAM is showcasing its new powerful sounding
and versatile SAM True Strike 1 orchestral percussion library.
Including a huge range of orchestral percussion such as timpani,
snares, toms, cymbals, bongos, glockenspiel, xylophone, marimba,
vibraphone and celesta, both the Pro and Starter versions feature
the new OEM version of Steinberg's latest HALion Player
playback VST instrument.
The famed Danish sample content manufacturer Scarbee is presenting
the Scarbee Vintage Keyboard Collection library, featuring sound
libraries that offer sounds from some of the finest keyboards ever
built, including models by Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Hohner. Scarbee
are also previewing its brand new Imperial Drums XL product;
both products feature the HALion Player OEM version, which
utilizes the latest HALion sampling technology.