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January 20, 2005
M-Audio announced the debut of its own brand of software. The first two products are Key Rig, a virtual keyboard rack, and Drum & Bass Rig, a virtual bass and drums rack. Both products work in Mac and PC environments in either stand-alone mode or with most popular sequencing hosts.
Key Rig covers all the basic needs for today's keyboardist in a single virtual rack housing four modules.
Built on the same engine, Drum & Bass Rig delivers a wide variety of bass and drum sounds in a single virtual rack. Drum & Bass Rig delivers four modules ideal for creating backing tracks in both authentic and electronic styles.
Key Rig and Drum & Bass Rig are built on the same engine and therefore share some common features. The master MIDI/Mixer section of Key Rig and Drum & Bass Rig lets you route, split, layer and mix each set of four powerful modules in whatever way best suits users' performance and recording needs. A master effects section even allows for adding a common effect in addition to the individualeffect section included with each instrument.
Both modules operate in stand-alone and hosted mode on Mac and PC platforms, with compatibility including AU (Mac), VST (Win/Mac) and RTAS (Win/Mac). This allows them to work with Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton Live and most other popular music software.
Minimum system requirements for Windows are: Pentium III 500 MHz or AMD7 (P4 / Athlon 1 GHz or faster recommended), 256 MB RAM, 1GB free hard disk space, Windows XP, VST 2.0 compatible host software, MIDI interface, CD-ROM drive for installation and Internet connection (on any computer) for software activation.
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh are G3 500 MHz (G4 or faster recommended), 256 MB RAM, 1GB free hard disk space, Mac OS X 10.3, VST 2.0, AU or RTAS compatible host software, MIDI interface, CD-ROM drive for installation, Internet connection (on any computer) for software certification.
Key Rig and Drum & Bass Rig will ship in January at an MSRP of USD $129.95 each.
For more information, visit their web site at www.m-audio.com