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With its DAB+ software library, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS offers a software defined radio solution that enables the implementation of digital radios with DAB+ (Digital Audio Broadcasting) functionality. Available now, the update to the established library uses efficient spur suppression technology to significantly improve the quality of digital radio reception. It moreover enhances the reception sensitivity of the radio receivers. In turn, this extends the range of coverage for broadcasters and increases the number of channels that can be received in vehicles.

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Pro Sound Effects has released Beautiful Bugs - the fourth exclusive library from their partnership with renowned recordist and film sound pioneer, Ann Kroeber. Beautiful Bugs features an expressive collection of natural and designed insect sound effects including rhythmic cicada swells, dense locust drones, mosquito cries, isolated fly buzzes and more.

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EastWest has released SPACES II, the highly-anticipated sequel to their best-selling SPACES I Convolution Reverb plug-in. Produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, SPACES II includes all of the reverbs from SPACES I plus hundreds more new reverbs recorded in churches, concert halls, opera houses, catacombs, train stations, recording studios, and warehouses. It boasts a new streamlined user interface, new control features, and a vastly expanded collection of instrument specific reverbs, making SPACES II the most powerful and versatile convolution reverb engine on the market.

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Audio-Technica is now shipping the new ATH-M60x On-Ear Professional Monitor Headphones, the latest addition to A-T’s critically acclaimed M-Series line. Designed for studio, broadcast and mobile applications, the ATH-M60x is a low-profile, on-ear professional headphone model that utilizes the same proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers found in the ATH-M50x (with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils), delivering exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range with accurate bass response.  

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PreSonus® is shipping a new generation of its classic FaderPort™ USB production controller that incorporates elements from the company’s award-winning FaderPort 8. A superior solution for anyone who mixes in the box, the new and improved FaderPort provides a 100 mm touch-sensitive, motorized fader for writing fades and automation in real-time and 24 buttons covering 40 different functions, all in a compact chassis that easily sits on any desk.

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TransAudio Group, U.S. distributor of world-class audio recording equipment, introduces the Bettermaker Mastering Equalizer. Marek Walaszek is its inventor and the founder of the Bettermaker brand of pure analog signal path processors controlled by digital plug-in recall and automation – the best of both worlds! Currently shipping, the Bettermaker Mastering Equalizer is configured for stereo, dual mono, or M/S operation and features four parametric bands, low- and high-cutoff filters, and a passive Pultec-style section with “air bands” at 23kHz and 28kHz.

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Roland announces Aerophone GO, a unique and affordable digital wind instrument that’s simple to operate and fun to play. Featuring traditional sax fingering, a variety of onboard instrument sounds, headphones monitoring for quiet practice, and more, Aerophone GO is ideal for saxophonists and other wind players of all experience levels. It’s also a great first-time solution for anyone who’s ever dreamed about playing a wind instrument. Aerophone GO features onboard Bluetooth® as well, providing access to extended functionality via the free Aerophone GO Plus and Aerophone GO Ensemble apps. 

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Roland announces the GO:MIXER PRO smartphone audio mixer and Virtual Stage Camera app, two powerful new tools for content creators who share videos on YouTube and other social media platforms. Convenient and simple to use, GO:MIXER PRO and Virtual Stage Camera offer an integrated hardware and app solution that makes it easy for users to create engaging, high-quality video content with a smartphone, helping them increase views and attract more followers.  

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