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ANAHEIM, California -- January 20, 2007: Roland has officially announced the upgraded MV Beat Production Center, the MV-8800. With its powerful hands-on features, and its ability to incorporate a VGA monitor and mouse, it brought the best of the hardware and software based production worlds together, and stepped in to give the Akai MPC lineup some real competition. In fact, Roland’s market timing couldn’t have been better when they originally dropped the MV-8000. Akai was floundering, and Roland wanted a nice chunk of that market. Now that Akai is part of the savvy Alesis group, they’re back on track, so now Roland had to step it up. Roland sets a new standard in production power and flexibility with the MV-8800.
The 8800 is basically a fully blown-out MV-8000 with all the bells and whistles in one sweet package. It’s a complete production solution, from beat creation and multitrack recording to mixing, mastering and CD burning, and the answer to a hip-hop producers dream.
• Tight integration of drum machine-style pattern recording and DAW-style linear recording
• Realtime control of audio pitch and time, groove quantize, and pattern/song arrangements — great for both studio and stage
• World-class sound library pre-installed on the internal hard drive
• Legendary Roland instrument and effects models onboard, including TR-808, TR-909, SRV reverb, SDD-320 Chorus, SBF-325 Flanger, Boss BF-2 and HF-2, and RE-201 Space Echo
• Three MIDI ports (IN x 1, OUT x 2) for connecting external MIDI devices
• Color LCD with icon-oriented interface
• Accepts external VGA monitor (optional) and optical mouse
The MV-8800 is a fully equipped sampler and synthesizer with parameters that can be edited and automated with the assignable sliders and/or with a VGA monitor and mouse (VGA monitor optional; mouse included). It’s also an advanced multitrack recorder equipped with an automated 24-channel stereo mixer and mega effects processor. Mastering tools are provided as well, including a parametric mastering EQ, enhancer, expander, multiband compressor, mastering limiter, and soft-clip algorithm with output dithering.
Create your own sounds or load up to 128 instruments or drum kits at once from the MV-formatted sound library that’s preinstalled on the hard drive. Newly created drum kits are provided, including a special collection of 16 vintage drum machines such as the legendary Roland TR-808 and TR-909. Acoustic and electric pianos, strings, guitars, horns, synth basses, and other essential instruments are also included.
An incredible lineup of modern and vintage effects is built into the MV-8800, including models of classic Roland SRV reverbs, SDD-320 Chorus, SBF-325 Flanger, Boss BF-2 and HF-2 pedals, and the legendary RE-201 Space Echo. The MV-8800’s multi-effects processor includes an Analog Modeling Bass that turns the MFX engine into a virtual SH-style bass synthesizer. All MFX knob tweaks can be automated as you mix.
Computer DJing Industry Survey The purpose of the survey is to collect product-anonymous information about computer DJs, which we will aggregate and publicly share with the hardware manufacturing and software development community community. The survey features multi questions, and upon completion you will be entered in a drawing to win some great prizes and software. All responses will remain completely anonymous and no personal information will be shared, harvested or sold.
The more completed surveys we get, the better our data will be, meaning our findings will be of greater interest to the hardware manufacturing and software development community. Be sure to take the survey! All of your information will remain anonymous, and once we receive enough responses, we'll announce when we'll publish the data.
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Did you miss last years Computer DJ Summit? After two years of coveing many 101 topics, future Summits will now focus on advanced learning. If you missed the wealth of information shared during the Summit you will find several review DVDs now available in the official CPS Store. These DVDs will catch you up for future events. DVDs ar available in two disc sets and mega sets. Click here for details.
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CPS Certification Gives an Edge
In a white paper titled Certification: Networking With the Best, George R. Conrade, wrote, "Certification is an excellent way to gain a competitive edge and give proof of your abilities, knowledge, and level of skill. To be certified in any profession, whether it's as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or as a CPS Certified Disc Jockey (CPSDJ), means you have joined a network of individuals who meet consistent, knowledge-based standards of ability, position, experience-even ethics. When you pursue certification, you're testing yourself against these standards of proficiency." Click here for details.
Computer DJ/VJ/KJ Summit/Cruise
Special announcement... The Digital DJ Summit/Cruise will began in Tampa, Florida. This years event will be groundbreaking for the novice and experienced Disc Jockey. Anyone “already” or “planning” to mix mp3s or other music file format with hardware, software or combination of both. Block your schedule and don't forget to attend the Monday evening " Weddings Ground-0" seminar to discover the plans for the 2019 Summit.
NOTICE: The 2019 Summit is a B.Y.O.L where you can plug-into the live experience.
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