6th April 2005
At the World Of VST stand, Steinberg and 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 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 is 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 is also showing Q-Clone, its new patent-pending plug-in that allows one outboard hardware equalizer to be used at different settings on multiple DAW channels simultaneously.
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. Nokia Audio Suite was recently updated to v1.1 and is available for download here.
Alongside its renowned brass series, sample content provider ProjectSAM is showcasing its new 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.
Danish sample content manufacturer Scarbee presents 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 will also be previewing its brand new Imperial Drums XL product; both products feature the HALion Player OEM version, which utilizes the latest HALion sampling technology.