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Cyber Monday Deals on Portable Power from Jackery

Jackery’s top portable cell phone battery rechargers; the Giant S, and the Mini Pink, both of which are on sale, now through Cyber Monday.

Looking for stocking stuffers? Give a gift that keeps on giving–portable power. Everyone in my family uses one (we have both the mini and the giant) and we take them everywhere we go: football games, school events, work, and on long walks. When you need power, but don’t have time to wait on power, take it with you.

Here are two special portable power deals from Jackery:

Jackery miniDEAL 1: Get the Jackery Mini Now just $11.99
The stylish small portable battery charger
Use promo code: TZMIHCQJ
– Jackery’s very first pink color charger!
– 3350 mAh capacity
– Fully charges an iPhone
– Compact, portable & stylish and perfect for long flights, road trips, or whenever you need to charge your iPhone, iPad, or other smart device
Jackery Giant SDEAL 2: Get the Jackery Giant S, Now just: $27.99
The portable battery charger with quick charge and 2 ports
Use Promo Code: TZMIHCQJ
– 12,000 mAh power capacity
– Charges an iPhone up to 5 times
– Quick Charge: Charges compatible devices up to 75% faster
– USB-C input technology, its support 3A fast recharge
– Dual charging output ports: charges 2 devices at once
Available from now immediately through Black Friday & Cyber Monday, until 11:59pm 11/30th.
Jackery portable cell phone chargers make great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. Jackery chargers make both practical and popular holiday gifts, because we are always on our mobile devices wherever we go, on long trips, for work, at school, kids activities etc. Jackery is a gift that everyone can actually use, and unlike a big scratchy red sweater, we imagine that people who get Jackery are more likely to be grateful.


About Jackery 
Jackery mobile battery chargers go the distance. From sports fans to students, moms to mountain climbers, Jackery empowers people on the go. Work and play longer than ever before with Jackery’s advanced battery solutions for smartphones and tablets. Jackery is a Silicon Valley company, committed to providing exceptional, affordable mobile battery chargers for those who go the distance. To learn more, visit

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Withings Home HD Monitor is Now the Most Advanced Baby Monitor

Withings HomeNovember 24, 2015 – BOSTON, MAWithings, a leader in the connected health revolution, today announced updates to its Withings Home HD camera, making it the most advanced baby monitor on the market. The aesthetically beautiful home and air quality monitor now includes Baby Monitor Mode with continuous alerts and monitoring, interactive push-to-talk, and improved Lulla Light & Music programs.

With the connected Withings Home application (available on Android, iOS, Apple Watch, and tvOS), users also gain access to the other new “Control Center” modes including “Active Monitoring”, “Do Not Disturb” and “Camera Off”, extending the capabilities for users wanting to stay connected to their family from anywhere.

With the new “Baby Monitor Mode”, keeping an eye or ear on a baby was never easier with the new robust baby monitor capabilities that include alerting parents whenever Home detects noise or movement regardless of whether the app is running in the background or the smartphone is in lock–mode. The push–to–talk feature allows family members to interact from their phone in a meaningful way with their baby. With the enhanced infrared night vision, Withings Home sees in the dark, allowing parents to not be disruptive when they want to peak in and see how the baby is doing. Withings Home also has environment sensors which alert to changes in VOCs (volatile organic compounds), unseen participles that could originate from cleaning products, baby wipes, etc. and can cause harmful health effects. This one additional health tracking feature shows how Withings is truly innovating the connected health environment.

Preparing little ones for sleep time is now a breeze with the dynamic LED–connected Lulla Light & MusicTM sound programs, developed by infant specialists who carefully curated the best lullabies to help babies fall asleep. The nightlight uses the light most conducive to sleep — the red light in the narrow end of the spectrum — which is synchronized with soothing music. If the baby wakes up, parents can launch the Lulla Light & Music programs from their phones to help lull their baby back to sleep.

Withings Home showing AlertWith the three other modes, Home gives users more options on how they can interact with the device. “Active Monitoring” lets users have full control by sending all alerts when the camera detects unusual movement and noises, or a change in air quality. For those times that users don’t want to be interrupted, the “Do Not Disturb” mode allows Home to keep recording any activity or noise but doesn’t send notifications. For those times it’s unnecessary to record motion or noises, the “Camera Off” mode turns off recording but keeps monitoring the air quality inside the home. All modes include a detailed timeline in the app to keep track of all notifications, animated timelapse, and options for Cloud Video Recording plans to save video up to 30 days.

“With our new Control Center, Home becomes the touch point for families to stay connected and keep their homes safe while still giving users choices on how they want to be alerted,” said Cédric Hutchings, CEO of Withings. “Living in a healthy and safe environment are two crucial components to raising a child with the new baby monitor mode that includes innovative advancements and helpful, fun features to our original product, giving parents that extra sense of security and peace of mind.”

About Withings

Withings leads the connected-health revolution by inventing beautiful, smart products and services that help people become happier and healthier. Founded by visionary innovators Cédric Hutchings and Eric Carreel in 2009, Withings is committed to creating enjoyable, empowering experiences that easily fit into our daily lives.

Withings Home with Night LightWithings has built a range of award-winning products across the health spectrum including activity trackers (Withings Pulse and Activité), the Wifi scale and health station (Smart Body Analyzer), the Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor, the security camera with air quality sensors (Withings Home) and an advanced sleep system (Withings Aura). Every piece of collected data comes to life in the Withings applications where users can find coaching, motivation and insights to shape key aspects of their health.

Acer Chromebook 15 C910 (Review)

Acer Chromebook C910-54M1Acer Chromebook 15 C910-54M1
$499.99 Retail

Being a Chromebook owner and dedicated convert doesn’t hurt when reviewing a beautiful piece of hardware like the Acer Chromebook 15 C910. In fact, it helps. It also makes me a little jealous of those who have the $500 to buy one. The Acer Chromebook 15 C910 (C910) is a large format, very fast, delicious version of a Chromebook. It also doesn’t hurt that I love Acer products. I own several–all of various ages and platforms, but all still run and are used on an almost daily basis. While I don’t own the C910, I’m only reviewing it, it is certainly another worthy hunk of awesome from a superb personal computer company.

The C910 is a large laptop computer that sports a 15.6″ full HD screen, although as I stated in the review video, “It reads more like a 17”. What I mean is that it is a laptop with a wall-to-wall video screen. It has less of a frame around it than my iPad 4 does, which makes its screen feel like something much larger than a 15-inch by comparison.

Acer Chromebook 15 Review Video

Acer Chromebook 15 Extra Video created with the Chromebook 15

Acer Chromebook 15 Extra Video 2 created with the Chromebook C720.

The C910 is a business grade laptop computer that’s suitable for any application or situation. You can connect an external monitor–not that you’d need to. You can connect an external mouse and keyboard and any other peripheral that you might have or want. It has a built-in webcam and microphone. It also has two huge speakers in the unit’s base. It is a multi-media aficionado’s dream machine.

Features at a Glance:

  • Chrome OS™
  • Intel Core i5-5200U Dual-core 2.20 GHz
  • 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9
  • Intel HD 5500 with Shared Memory
  • 32 GB SSD

A few Words about Chrome OS

For those of you who believe that you need a Windows system to run “standard” applications, you don’t. The Sixth Flag is a great solution for that complaint, but that’s another story. There are web-based applications for just about everything you use. Even Microsoft has created Office365 to promote the use of web-based applications for any platform or device.
The only Chromebook shortcoming that I’ve found so far is Skype, which doesn’t work on Chrome OS. Supposedly there’s a workaround so that you can use Skype, and perhaps The Sixth Flag web-based Windows desktop is also the answer to that problem, but I haven’t tried it. It is unfortunate that Skype doesn’t/won’t work because I use it so much. It is the one shortfall that prevents me from using a Chromebook 24x7x365. Solve that one issue and it’s a done deal.

Chrome OS is the most secure operating system that a computer can run. As I explain in the video, there’s just nothing for a hacker to latch onto over the network. And even if someone were to steal your Chromebook, your data isn’t saved on it, so there’s nothing to steal except the hardware. The only way your data is vulnerable on a Chromebook is for you to be logged on and either someone looks over your shoulder while you’re working or if they steal it while you’re actually using the device.

More features of the Chromebook 15 C910:

  • 1 HDMI port
  • Non-skid, non-slip coating
  • 2 USB ports (1 USB 2.0 & 1 USB 3.0)
  • Audio out port (3.5mm jack)
  • Built-in webcam (720p)
  • Built-in microphone
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Wi-Fi networking (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac)
  • 4-cell, Li-ion battery that lasts 8 hours or more
  • 4.8 lbs.


IK Multimedia adds ultra-compact iRig Keys MINI to the portable iRig KEYS range of universal MIDI controllers

November 19, 2015 IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music creation technology, is pleased to announce that iRig® Keys MINI, the newest addition to the immensely popular iRig KEYS universal MIDI controller range, is now shipping. iRig Keys MINI offers universal connectivity to a full-featured playing experience in an ultra-compact enclosure with 25 velocity sensitive mini-keys and full MIDI edit features, plus over $/€360 worth of included apps and software. Now players, producers, sound designers and audio engineers can plug in and create anytime and anywhere with compact convenience on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, Mac or PC.

iRig Keys MINI

Ultra-portable performance
iRig Keys MINI is the smallest keyboard controller in the iRig Keys range. It provides 25 velocity sensitive mini-keys and essential features like a volume/data knob and Octave Up/Down buttons, plus MIDI edit functions. Its footprint makes it one of the most compact and portable keyboards on the market — it fits in any laptop or gig bag or backpack with plenty of room to spare. Its size, combined with its light weight and functionality, provides for an unbeatable combination of mobile convenience and playability.

Complete compatibility
iRig Keys MINI offers universal compatibility with all popular mobile and desktop platforms. It comes with Lightning, Micro-USB to OTG and USB cables. This means that it can be immediately used with Lightning-compatible iOS devices, Android devices and Mac/PC right out of the box. In addition, an optional 30-pin cable can also be purchased for use with 30-pin iOS devices. And no matter what device is used, iRig Keys MINI delivers a seamless plug-and-play experience thanks to built-in Core MIDI compatibility for iOS and USB class compliance.

Over $/€360 worth of Killer apps and software included
Creativity starts immediately with iRig Keys MINI thanks to its extensive suite of included apps for iOS and Android, plus software for Mac/PC. These apps are powerful IK Multimedia fan favorites and they all come with extra material for registered iRig Keys MINI users.

iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users can download a complimentary version of iGrand Piano for iPhone and iPad, a concert-quality multi-velocity piano app that comes with 2 world-class piano sounds. 15 additional studio-grade instruments can be purchased from within the app. iOS users will also get the complimentary version of SampleTank for iPhone and iPad, a complete mobile sound and groove workstation with 23 included sounds that cover acoustic, electric, electronic and beyond, plus additional instrument collections are available via in-app purchase.

Android users can download: iGrand Piano, a complimentary Android version of the aforementioned piano app that includes the same world-class sounds as its iOS counterpart. And like that app, it comes with 2 stock pianos. And, Android users will also receive a complimentary version of iLectric Piano, a studio-quality electric piano app with a library of multi-velocity stereo instruments sampled from some of the most iconic electric pianos ever made. Users get 2 pianos to start, and iLectric Piano is expandable with 15 additional studio-grade instruments via in-app purchase.

And, finally, computer users will receive SampleTank 3 SE, a special edition of the ultimate sound and groove workstation for Mac & PC with a 6.5 GB library of sounds that cover every instrument category from acoustic to ethnic, electronic to orchestral and beyond. Registration of iRig Keys MINI adds to this base library with a huge bundle of extra sounds in the form of The Grid add-on collection. Plus, users can choose 5 additional SampleTank instrument collections at no cost from its electronic-focused Elektronika and Beats series, and they receive 25 Custom Shop gear credits that can be used toward the purchase of additional SampleTank Instrument Collections.

iRig Keys MINI is also fully compatible with Apple’s GarageBand and Logic Pro X, and compatible with a wide variety of third party apps and software, like Samsung Soundcamp, Cubasis, MultiTrack DAW and more.

Keys to creativity
iRig Keys MINI is a part of the iRig Keys range of universal MIDI controllers. This range also includes iRig Keys, an ultra-slim and extremely portable MIDI keyboard controller with 37 mini-keys and iRig Keys PRO, a portable keyboard that gives players the luxury of 37 full-sized keys in a controller that can be easily carried in a gig bag or backpack. With compact size and advanced features, the iRig Keys line offers keyboard players a portable playing experience like no other.

Pricing and availability
iRig Keys MINI is available now from music and electronics retailers worldwide, and from the IK online store, for $/€79.99 (excluding taxes).

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Made for iPod, iPhone, iPad

24/7 Camera Bags Hit the Photo and Video Scene, Available Now at Adorama

247tcslNew York, NY – November 17, 2015  24/7, a new brand of stylish and discreet camera bags designed to securely hold all the photo and video gear one could need, has just launched The Traffic Collection, its first ever line of camera bags. Created for the urban photographer looking for infallible support and organization when shooting from location to location, the 24/7 debut collection was sleekly designed with impeccable taste, keeping photographers covered, discreetly, from café to boardroom to bustling city streets. The collection currently includes six different styles – the Holster M, the Holster S, the Messenger S, the Pouch, the Shoulder and the Sling. The 24/7 line is the picture-perfect answer for carrying equipment securely and in style, even in the busiest of cities. Bags from 24/7 are available to order now at

The 24/7 Traffic Collection includes:

Holster M: The Holster M is perfect for the urban photographer, with a design complementary to fast-paced city life. This medium-sized holster can hold a standard DSLR camera and has additional pockets for a memory card and personal items. Its adjustable, removable shoulder strap allows for two different ways to wear – across the body or on the shoulder. With a built-in all-weather cover, the 24/7 Holster M offers the best camera protection possible from the elements. Shop the 24/7 Holster M                    

Holster S: Like the Holster M, the Holster S is also designed for fast-paced city life, but in a more compact size. Made to carry a mirrorless camera and additional personal items in a front organizer and rear pocket, this small holster is wearable across the body or on the shoulder. A built-in all-weather cover gives shooters peace of mind in any environment. Ideal for those spur of the moment trips on the town, the 24/7 Holster S is the perfect size for travel. Shop the 24/7 Holster S

Messenger S: Specially designed for bicyclists, the 24/7 Messenger S is both stylish and discreet. A standard DSLR kit and personal items can easily fit in its large main compartment, and the additional padded insert keeps items from jostling around during a bike ride through the city. An adjustable shoulder strap gives the wearer two options, across the body or on the shoulder, for ultimate support while on the go. Shop the 24/7 Messenger S

Pouch: The Pouch was designed to hold a superzoom camera with plenty of padding and support. It can be carried on the shoulder or attached to the belt for free-hand shooting. This bag also includes a built-in all weather pouch to protect equipment from the elements. Designed for photographers seeking the highest level of convenience, the 24/7 Pouch allows for quick access to equipment with a fast-release front clip. Shop the 24/7 Pouch

Shoulder: The 24/7 Shoulder bag gives commuting professionals style and discretion in a larger carrier for those needing a bit of extra room. With space for a standard DSLR kit and personal items, there is plenty of space to hold all equipment necessary for all-day shooting – and then some. The removable shoulder strap is adjustable for extra support, and its built-in all-weather cover keeps equipment safe from the elements. Shop the 24/7 Shoulder

Sling: The 24/7 Sling gives shooters the ultimate flexibility on the job. With a strap designed for “slinging” the bag from back to front quickly, gear is accessible in a flash. This bag also offers side access that allows users to take their camera out without removing the bag entirely. Its padded harness and quick-adjust buckle provide extra support during fast movement, and with a separate area for personal items, the Sling is ideal for any situation that may arise during an all-day shoot. Shop the 24/7 Sling

The 24/7 Sling InteriorADORAMA: More Than a Camera Store

Adorama is more than a camera store – it’s one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio and computer retailers. Serving customers for more than 35 years, Adorama has grown from its flagship NYC store to include the leading online destination for imaging and consumer electronics. Adorama’s vast product offerings encompass home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional video and audio, while its services include an in-house photo lab, AdoramaPix; resources and gear for photographers, filmmakers, production studios, broadcasting and post houses, and recording artists through Adorama Pro; pro equipment rental at Adorama Rental Company; and the award-winning Adorama Learning Center, which offers free creative education in online channels such as the popular Adorama TV.

Adorama is listed as one of the top five electronics retailers by Consumer Reports, “Best of the Web” by, Internet Retailers Top 100, and is the official Electronics Retailer of the NY Giants.

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[Note: Keep watching for our review of the Messenger S and the Sling.]

iRig Acoustic now shipping: IK Multimedia reinvents guitar miking for mobile players

November 12, 2015 IK Multimedia is proud to announce that iRig®, the best-selling mobile interface of all time, is going acoustic! Introducing iRig® Acoustic, the first acoustic guitar mobile microphone/interface specifically made for acoustic guitars. Inspired by a must-see documentary on flamenco guitar master Paco de Lucia, iRig Acoustic is an innovative and extremely compact patent-pending clip-on acoustic guitar microphone/interface for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Android. iRig Acoustic features advanced miniature microphone technology, which gives it a rich quality of sound that beats piezo and magnetic pickups and rivals professional-grade studio microphones at a price that’s much more affordable. It installs (and uninstalls) in seconds: It simply clips onto the rim of a guitar or ukulele’s sound hole. iRig Acoustic also features monitoring and line-output capabilities for recording and performing live.

iRig Acoustic

For truly superior sound, iRig Acoustic pairs with its AmpliTube® Acoustic companion app. Another first, AmpliTube Acoustic is a tone studio designed specifically for acoustic players. It comes with multiple amplifiers, stompboxes and advanced features designed specifically for acoustic playing. Together they provide professional-quality natural acoustic sound for plug-and-play live performance and recording.

Furthermore iRig Acoustic packs all of these features into an extremely compact enclosure that easily fits in a pocket and allows for amazing acoustic audio processing and recording anytime and everywhere.

The full range of acoustic tone
The best way to reproduce the sound of an acoustic instrument is to place a high-end microphone in just the right spot in front of the instrument. When used with AmpliTube Acoustic, iRig Acoustic can perfectly replicate the sound of that ideal microphone placement. It’s able to capture the full-frequency range, tonal character, complex harmonics and overtones of acoustic guitars. It achieves this professional-grade sound quality thanks to its advanced MEMS (MicroElectrical-Mechanical System) microphone technology. Its omnidirectional polar pattern lets musicians place the iRig Acoustic just inside the sound hole – a position that allows their microphone to pick up a detailed and focused sonic output.

AmpliTube Acoustic’s calibration process analyzes and optimizes the guitar’s unique frequency response to pick up the best sound from their chosen guitar. These technologies combine to capture the complete picture of an acoustic guitar with every sonic vibration represented. This differs from piezo-electric pickups and magnetics that just capture the vibrations of the body top or strings. With this powerful calibration feature, iRig Acoustic delivers portable sound on par with high-quality studio microphones.

Powerful portability
iRig Acoustic is a compact and light mobile interface that easily clips onto any acoustic guitar. And because it clips on, players can enjoy consistent professional quality sound while freely moving around on stage or in the studio. This is virtually impossible to do with a traditional acoustic mike setup that involves a condenser microphone statically placed at the “sweet spot”. iRig Acoustic delivers the best of both worlds: It provides the big picture sound of professional studio miking plus the freedom of mobility.

Flexible output and monitoring
iRig Acoustic’s ease of use extends to its audio output. It easily plugs into any iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or Android device’s headphone/input jack via a standard 1/8″ TRRS cable. It also sports a female stereo output jack placed on the in-line cable that can be used with headphones for practice and monitoring. This same jack can even be used as a line-out to send a signal to a mixer or power speaker for practice and live performance.

AmpliTube goes acoustic
iRig Acoustic is designed to work with the new AmpliTube Acoustic app. AmpliTube Acoustic is the latest addition to IK’s famous AmpliTube family of guitar and bass tone studio apps and software. The AmpliTube Acoustic app features a setup and calibration process that optimizes iRig Acoustic to match the response of the miked acoustic guitar. iRig Acoustic is then able to capture and reproduce the true sonic character of the selected guitar with sound comparable to a properly placed, large-condenser studio microphone. Users create and save optimization profiles on their device for every guitar (or ukulele) they own or use. They can then recall profiles with a simple touch on the screen when switching instruments.

AmpliTube Acoustic

Designed specifically for acoustic playing and recording, AmpliTube Acoustic features 3 acoustic amplifier models: two solid state amps and one that’s tube driven – all of which feature gain, presence, volume and 3-band EQ controls as well as amp-specific effects that range from delays and flangers to spring reverbs and choruses.

In addition to the amps, AmpliTube Acoustic also sports a spread of creative acoustic stompbox effects that can be used in the acoustic signal chain along with the amplifiers: there’s an acoustic graphic EQ, acoustic parametric EQ, acoustic compressor, a “12-string” emulator, a “Bass Maker” octave pedal, a feedback notch filter “Feedback Killer” and even a “Body Modeler” that lets users transform the sound of their acoustic into a different style of guitar.

And beyond these acoustic-specific features, AmpliTube Acoustic also includes the tools that have made the AmpliTube range so popular with mobile musicians: Speed Trainer, Looper, Loop Drummer, UltraTuner, an 8-track recorder and DAW and more.

iRig Acoustic comes with AmpliTube Acoustic FREE, which features a solid state acoustic amp with built-in effects, the “Feedback Killer” effect, a built-in single-track recorder and more.

With iRig Acoustic and AmpliTube Acoustic, musicians finally have a portable, professional way to get high-quality acoustic tone for practicing, playing and recording anytime and anywhere.

Pricing and availability
iRig Acoustic is available from the IK online store and select music instrument retailers for just $/€49.99 (excl. taxes). AmpliTube Acoustic is available on the App Store. Additional amp models, effects and features are available via in-app purchase.

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IK Multimedia unveils Miroslav Philharmonik 2: the new orchestra with legendary soul

November 9, 2015 IK Multimedia is proud to announce Miroslav Philharmonik™ 2, the next-generation of the most emotionally expressive orchestral collection for Mac/PC. Made in conjunction with master musician Miroslav Vitous, it comes with over 1,000 new sounds that include soaring strings, animated woodwinds and majestic brass in both solo and ensemble forms. In total, it offers a remarkable 55GB+ content library with over 2,500 instruments sampled in stunning high-resolution audio with multiple articulations plus over 30 professional quality effects, 3 powerful playback engines, a synthesizer section, a built-in mixer and a whole lot more.

Miroslav Philharmonik 2

Miroslav Philharmonik 2 is a sweeping vision from a master artist embodied in a new virtual instrument that puts the full emotional range and humanity of a symphony orchestra at musicians’ and composers’ fingertips.

Simply beautiful sound
Miroslav Philharmonik 2 builds on the core library of its predecessor with over 1,000 new instruments recorded in the ensemble strings, solo strings, ensemble brass, solo brass, ensemble woodwinds and solo woodwind categories. Its sounds have been meticulously voiced and edited with the same sampling techniques that made the original Miroslav Philharmonik one of the most popular orchestral workstations of all time.

Each of these new sounds has been recorded at the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, a space that’s been used by such legendary figures as Andrea Bocelli, Ennio Morricone, Lalo Schifrin and, of course, Miroslav Vitous himself.

Ecstasy. Passion. Joy.
Miroslav Philharmonik 2’s instruments and sounds are able to convey the emotion and humanity of the musician behind each note. This makes it a perfect choice for when a more delicate or expressive touch is required: Like when scoring tragic love stories, recording romantic R&B ballads or adding symphonic grandeur to gothic metal anthems.

Every new sound includes its own articulations that can be accessed either via a convenient key switching system that lets musicians instantly play flowing legatos, animated pizzicatos, aggressive spiccatos, elegant staccatos, triumphant fortissimos and more. All articulations are also available as individual instruments.

In addition to the new sounds, Miroslav Philharmonik 2 also comes with an updated library of instruments from the original Miroslav Philharmonik. These classic instruments have been enhanced to take advantage of the new SampleTank 3 technology powering Miroslav Philharmonik 2. This provides more possibilities for sonic sculpting than ever before: All instruments now come with 8 macro controls (as opposed to 4) that control features like a 3-band EQ, a filter cutoff and envelope parameters like attack and release that are perfect for on-the-fly adjustments.

Powerful processing
Miroslav Philharmonik 2 includes over 30 professional-grade studio plug-in effects from IK Multimedia’s acclaimed SampleTank 3 sound and groove workstation. These effects encompass the full range of the sonic spectrum and include equalizers, dynamic processors, filters, modulation effects, reverbs, delays and more. It also includes 4 of the best analog-modeled mastering effects from IK’s acclaimed T-RackS mixing and mastering suite for complete, in-the-box mixing.

Beyond these effects, Miroslav Philharmonik 2 also comes with an updated ConvoRoom convolution reverb unit that now sports a new virtual room that displays the physical space acoustically represented.

With such a collection of effects, musicians can create professional, broadcast-quality productions straight inside Miroslav Philharmonik 2 itself with no additional processing required!

Play. Mix. Edit: Advanced control
Miroslav Philharmonik 2 uses the same Play, Mix and Edit pages as SampleTank 3. These pages give musicians an extreme amount of intuitive creative control over Miroslav Philharmonik 2’s orchestral sounds. It comes with an easy-to-use instrument browser, a 16-part DAW-style mixer with per-channel effect slots and global send/return and a powerful synthesizer section with 3 sample playback engines and 10 high-quality filters. With the synthesizer, musicians can quickly and easily transform a simple trumpet into a massive synth lead or a mighty brass ensemble into a dreamy pad – Miroslav Philharmonik 2 literally lets composers explore the furthest reaches of their creative minds.

Mobile composition
Miroslav Philharmonik 2 has been designed to be experienced with IK’s growing range of companion hardware controllers. Keyboard players will love the effortlessness with which its instruments pair with IK’s iRig Keys, iRig Keys PRO, iRig Keys 25, iRig Keys 37 and iRig Keys 37 PRO keyboard controllers. Now musicians can have a responsive and thoroughly tactile piano experience – complete with world-class grand piano sound – anytime and everywhere.

Seamless integration
Miroslav Philharmonik 2 is based on SampleTank 3 technology. This means that it can be used on its own as a standalone instrument or as an additional library inside of the SampleTank 3 sound and groove workstation.

Pricing and availability
Miroslav Philharmonik 2 can be purchased as a direct digital download from the IK store or select music retailers worldwide, or as a boxed version with a USB flash drive. It is currently available for pre-order at special, limited-time introductory pricing via the IK online store and from select music retailers in a number of different options:

Current owners of Miroslav Philharmonik can pre-order the upgrade for as low as $/€199.99* for direct download or $/€229.99 for a boxed copy.Users with qualifying IK software can get pre-order crossgrade pricing for as low as $/€299.99 for a direct download or $/€329.99 for a boxed copy.

New users can pre-order Miroslav Philharmonik 2 for as low as $/€399.99 for a direct download or $/€429.99 for a boxed copy.

Upon release, Miroslav Philharmonik 2 will have a retail price of $/€499.99 ($/€529.99 for the boxed version). Upgrade and crossgrade pricing will also be available.

*all prices excluding taxes

For more information, please visit:
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Miroslav Philharmonik 2


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