This week saw a major release from Native Instruments with their Komplete 12 offering going on sale, Waves AES Conference 2018 dates release and Avid bringing out 3 new products for the VENUE | SL6. Akai and Image-Line are showing off the worlds first purpose built FL Studio controller and Spotify gets integrated with Google Maps.
Native Instruments Komplete 12 – on sale now!
Native Instruments Komplete 12 went on sale this week offering 4 variants of the product. KOMPLETE 12 SELECT, KOMPLETE 12, KOMPLETE 12 ULTIMATE and KOMPLETE 12 ULTIMATE Collector’s Edition. You can see a comparison table here and they are available for purchase or upgrade at the Native Instruments website.
Source: Native Instruments website October 1, 2018 – link
AES Conference 2018 – dates announced
Waves announced the dates for the 2018 Audio Engineering Society (AES) conference to be held October 17-19 at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center New York. It has a great line up for presenters including Tony Visconti (David Bowie), Jimmy Bralower (Madonna) and Jimmy Douglass (Jay Z).
Source: Waves events page October 2, 2018 – link
Avid VENUE | SL6 – 3 new products released
Avid has released 3 new products for the AVID VENUE | S6L, they are the Avid VENUE | S6L-24C control surface, Avid VENUE | E6L-112 engine and the Stage 32 I/O rack. Avid is promising performance venues and sound companies greater flexibility to tailor a setup right for them, thanks to the modular nature of the Avid VENUE | S6L.
Source: Avid press room September 28, 2018 – link
The First FL Studio controller is released – Akai Fire
Akai have been working with the team at Image-Line to create the first ever FL Studio purpose built controller the Akai Fire. The central part of the controller is its 4×16 RGB velocity sensitive drum pad matrix topped off with 4 touch sensitive encoders expandable to 4 banks. This controller also celebrates FL Studio on Mac allowing users of both Mac and PC to have a unified workflow experience with the Akai Fire. The Akai Fire is available on Amazon US and Amazon UK.
Source: Akai news page September 27, 2018 – link
Spotify teams up with Google Maps
Spotify has been working with Google Maps to integrate control of Spotify play functions form within Google Maps so you don’t have to switch between apps. There will also be buttons that will take you quickly to the Spotify app to browse playlists etc, and form the Spotify app, back to Google Maps navigation. The functionality will be rolled out over the next few days so be sure to install the latest updates for both apps.
Source: Spotify new room October 1, 2018 – link