Winter NAMM 2008 News

Creamware was aquired by Sonic Core in 20007.

They weren't at NAMM this year but they are working on some new products. Here's what they are doing.

SONIC CORE PLATFORM 5

Windows Vista compatible

Their DSP audio platform will be released soon as an update for the SCOPE software.

The software update will be free available for you, if...

In all other cases, you can obtain the update for 198,- EUR (incl. 19 % UST).

Compatibility of the SONIC CORE PLATFORM 5

to SCOPE 4.5, SCOPE 4.0 or SFP:

Your application software and your plug-ins are compatible...

A16 XLR

The A16 XLR is a high-quality, flexible AD/DA converter. With 16 analog inputs and outputs delivering uncompromising sound, and with two ADAT interfaces and two Z-Link interfaces for system interfacing, the A16 XLR is outstandingly well-suited for use in all kinds of studio setup.

Features:

Solaris Synthesizer (Upcoming)

Drawing on years of experience, Synthesizer Guru John Bowen has crafted a new masterpiece. John teamed up with SONIC CORE to produce Solaris.

Solaris is a synthesizer that truly lives up to the idea of no compromises:

* Solaris is as flexible as a modular system, but easier to use - with five 2 x 40 character display sections, one 240 x 64 graphic display, and 40 knobs, the Solaris is capable of great depth in sound manipulation, but designed to be as easy to use as the vintage synths of the past for which John Bowen is known.

* Sound quality is paramount - newly created synthesis algorithms provide unparalleled quality; signal processing handled by SHARC floating-point processors. Internal processing is done at 96 kHz; audio rate modulation provided with sample-accurate precision.

* The Solaris is a purchase which will last for years, through new algorithm "expansion packs" and OS updates.

 

Winter NAMM 2007 News

 

Creamware wasn't at NAMM this year but they have some new poducts in 2006.

KLANGBOX

made in Germany

KLANGBOX? Klang is German for sound ­ and that's what the KLANGBOX is all about: premium sounds for your music.

At first, CreamWare introduced the ASB desktop instruments into the market: the Minimax, the Pro-12, the B4000, and the Prodyssey. Now, these fine instruments are released as 19" rack-mount units ­ at a reasonable price.

Each unit is driven by the proven ASB audio engine. It is controlled via MIDI or USB and has stereo ins and outs and also features an FX processor producing time-based stereo effects such as delay, chorus, and flanger. The editor software (available for PC and Mac) provides access to all synthesis parameters and also includes a management tool for 128 factory sounds and 128 user sounds.

Plug your MIDI keyboard to your KLANGBOX and play it right away. Modify the sounds using the controls of your keyboard, external MIDI controllers, or the editor software. Change existing programs, or create new and unheard sounds from scratch. The MIDI data generated by the software can be recorded using any software sequencer.

The Benefits of a KLANGBOX

 

MINIMAX KLANGBOX

A classic synth on DSP basis: Minimoog emulation, 12 voices, stereo I/Os, time-based effects (delay, chorus, flanger), rack-mount unit (19", 1U); PC/Mac editor software

PRO-12 KLANGBOX

A classic synth on DSP basis: Prophet-5 emulation, 12 voices, stereo I/Os, MIDI In/Out/Thru, USB port (for MIDI connection), time-based effects (delay, chorus, flanger), rack-mount unit (19", 1U); PC/Mac editor software

B4000 KLANGBOX

The classic tone-wheel organ on DSP basis: Hammond B3 emulation, full polyphony, authentic Leslie-speaker emulation, stereo I/Os, rack-mount unit (19", 1U); PC/Mac editor software

PRODYSSEY KLANGBOX

A classic synth on DSP basis: Odyssey emulation, 12 voices, switchable ARP/Moog filter, stereo I/Os, MIDI In/Out/Thru, USB port (for MIDI connection), time-based effects (delay, chorus, flanger), rack-mount unit (19", 1U); PC/Mac editor software

NAMM 2005

This German company has been taking the US by storm! Until the introduction of TripleDat 13 years ago, US Pro Audio users on the PC had only expensive hardware options for professional use or had to"Make Do" with consumer products for their professional needs.

So what do they do for NAMM 2005? Well, since they didn't show up in 2004, they showed up this year! The main reason for last year's no show was that they had no more products to show that they already are shipping. This year they didn't have any new products either. In case you didn't know:

Below are some pictures and info from Namm 2003, Enjoy.

 

At their booth they had Asia Keyboardist Geoff Downs performing live using the NEW Noah Tactive Instrument Modeller module.

 

Noah Tactive Instrument Modeller

Until now, innovative software has been dependent upon a computer environment, and music hardware has been inflexible and comparatively unsophisticated. Noah changes all of that. Noah combines the innovativeness of software plug-in technology with the advantages of a traditionalinstrument: Simplicity. Reliability. Mobility. Spontaneity.

Noah is an instrument modeller. For the first time - thanks to both its flexible, no-compromises DSP technology and to the uncompromising CreamWare software engineers who put that technology to work - Noah offers true 1:1 modelling of analog instruments. Noah brings legendaryvintage instruments to life again through exacting software emulations of the original circuitry - faithful down to the finest detail. You actually play the "real instrument". With all of its detailed nuance and articulated performance realism.

In addition to the emulation of classic analog synths, Noah features various other synthesis methods as well. The basic package supplied with Noah comprises instruments which are based on wavetables or vector synthesis, an instrument which employs a new physical modelling technique for stringed instruments, and an accurate emulation of a drawbar organ. An unbelievably broad spectrum of sounds!

But it doesn't end there. In contrast to conventional synthesizers, Noah's basic architecture is completely flexible. Additional instruments and new synthesis technologies can be added quite simply as software plug-ins. Noah can adapt and re-invent itself without end. You might say that Noah comes with the sound of the future already built in.

For a long time there's been no good reason to buy a new synthesizer. That's about to change. Prepare yourself for Noah.

 

The Noah Instruments

Six spectacular instruments, over 1000 inspiring sounds - and that's only the beginning. The basic package supplied with Noah comprises the following:

 

Minimax

The first truly accurate reproduction of the legendary Moog MinimoogTM. Never before has an analog synthesizer been emulated with such precision and perfection. Minimax sounds just as fat and intense as the original. Let your own ears be the judge. The only sonic clue that the Minimax is not really analog is that it never goes out of tune. By the way - you can also play it polyphonically.

 

B-2003

As its name indicates, the B-2003 is a drawbar organ in the tradition of the venerable Hammond B-3TM. All features of the original are accurately modelled: the 91 tone wheels, which can be played with full polyphony, the characteristic key click and percussion, the scanner vibrato, the overdrive and the rotating speaker effects. A great instrument, no matter whether you're into Rock, Pop or Dance music.

 

 

Six-String

Thanks to a new physical modelling technique, Six-String produces string instrument sounds with a degree of realism unparalleled by any previous algorithm. Great for acoustic and electric guitars and basses, but also for sitars, dulcimers - and the sounds of hitherto unknown instruments.

You can select from among different string types (steel, nylon, special bass strings) and the position and type of string excitation. You can also adjust two virtual pick-ups, select from among various body profiles, control the slap behavior, and much more. And thanks to Noah's effects section with guitar amp and sophisticated tube simulation you can get Six-String really rocking and rolling.

Vectron Player

The inspiration for this synthesizer was drawn from a famous classic from the early days of digital synthesis - namely, the Prophet VSTM. Advanced vector synthesis, combined with a fat analog-sounding filter, produces breathtaking sounds: animated pads and bizarre effects, but also excellent typical synth sounds, punchy basses, sparkling e-pianos and much more.

 

Lightwave

We have integrated 128 different waveforms into this powerful wavetable synthesizer. In addition to this, two filters - configurable in series or in parallel - and extensive modulation features make for a full-color spectrum of sounds. From typical synth and layered sounds, to complex, dynamically evolving sounds - the Lightwave has it all.

 

 

Limited offer: Sequential CircuitsTM Pro-One

The first fruit of the cooperation between CreamWare and former developers from Sequential CircuitsTM is this 1:1 reproduction of the Pro-One synthesizer - the analog cult favorite. All features of the original have been accurately modeled, including the audio inputs for the processing of external signals and the original step sequencer and arpeggiator. As a imited offer until 6.30.2003, included free with every Noah!

All instruments are polyphonic, and equipped with sounds created by top sound designers. Even in the basic version, Noah offers you over 1000 sounds! Sounds can be edited directly on the instrument itself, or via computer using the included graphical software.

The High-End Effects Section

Noah not only features unique instruments, it also boasts an extraordinary effects section. More than 40 algorithms are available, all of them calculated with 32-bit precision for ultimate sound quality. Thanks to its audio inputs, Noah can also be used as an effects processor for external signals (microphone, guitar) - even while producing its own sounds!

Some highlights of the effects section:

MasterVerb -There's probably never been a better-sounding reverb built into a synthesizer. As a plug-in for the CreamWare DSP systems, the MasterVerb has been in use for years in professional studios

Vocodizer - With the Vocodizer you can emulate all currently popular hardware and software vocoders! Each of the 22 filters allows individual editing and is freely switchable within a matrix. Simply connect a microphone to Noah's audio input and select one of the Noah instruments as a synthesis signal. Loads of creative features make the Vocodizer simply the vocoder to have.

 

 

 

 

Interpole - Stereo Filterbank with MoogTM Filters Filter What filter could be better suited to serve as the basis for a filter bank than the legendary 24dB MoogTM cascade filter? Painstakingly modelled with CreamWare's Circuit Modelling technique, this filter makes Interpole a highly creative tool. Ideal for weird sound experiments with real analog feeling, for wild filter modulations and new guitar effects.

The Noah effects section also features a multitude of delays, equalizer, chorus, flanger, phaser and dynamic processors. On the more exotic side, algorithms such as the Decimator, the Resonator and the unique Single-Side-Band effects are ideal for creative sound design. There are also various guitar effects available - including virtual amps with sophisticated tube simulations for extremely realistic amplifier characteristics from smoot and round to heavy overdrive - which are by no means limited to use with guitar sounds only.

With all these tools at your fingertips, the Noah effects section provides you with an abundance of possibilities. All effects come with presets and can also be edited very conveniently on the computer screen.

In addition to the effects, a step sequencer and an arpeggiator extend Noah's performance capabilities even further.

Extensive Computer Integration

Noah requires no computer to operate effectively. Nevertheless, you can integrate it seamlessly into your Mac* or PC environment through its onboard USB interface and the included editing software. The USB interface simultaneously transfers MIDI and six channels of digital audio. Thus you can even use Noah as a USB audio interface for your notebook!

At the same time USB serves as communications link to Noah for the remote-editing software. With this powerful software, all Noah instruments can be edited graphically on the computer. Complete configurations can be created conveniently on screen, and new instruments and sounds can be downloaded into Noah directly from the Internet via the computer and played immediately.

* Editing software for Mac projected to be available in the middle of 2003.

Hardware, I/Os and EX Version

Noah comes as a compact 19" rack module. It features a 2x40 character display and is equipped with four combination rotary-encoder / push-button controls for performance use.

Regarding audio inputs and outputs, Noah features everything one could desire. Noah is equipped with stereo analog input and output, eight individual digital outs in ADAT format, Wordclock for the synchronization in digital setups, headphone output, MIDI In/Out/Thru, USB port and a slot for Compact Flash data storage.

In addition to the standard version, which can handle two instruments at one time, there is also a Noah EX version which features twice the power for the synthesis engine and lets you use up to four instruments simultaneously.

To see the rest the Creamware product line go to our Showroom page!

 

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