F7 Sound and Vision Ships Concept:FX2T
Tampa based F7 Sound and Vision announced the release of its second
sound effects CD-ROM Concept:FX2. The follow-up to the award-winning
Concept:FX volume 1 CD-ROM (released in 1997), Concept:FX2 features 305
royalty-free sound effects in both AIFF and WAV formats and is Mac and
PC compatible. Concept:FX2's sounds cover a wide range of categories
from "hits", "zaps", and "sweeps", to "drones", "atmospheres",
"ambiences", "synths", and "processed human sounds". Additionally, each
sound file can be easily previewed right from the CD-ROM using a web
Concept:FX2 is meant to be a compliment to the first Concept:FX CD-ROM.
Like Concept:FX volume 1, the sounds on Concept:FX2 are heavily
processed in nature, but have a different vibe. Concept:FX2 has been
geared towards the same users as Concept:FX volume 1, which include:
musicians, recording studios, post houses, web designers, ad agencies,
multimedia producers, video editors and computer game developers.
Concept:FX2 will retail at $69.95 (U.S.).
Both Concept:FX CD-ROMs will
be avialable as a bundle for $99.95 and current Concept:FX volume 1
owners will be eligible for a $20 discount on the purchase of
Concept:FX2 if they contact F7 Sound and Vision by January 31, 2000.
Both CD-ROMs can be purchased individually or as a bundle online from F7
Sound and Vision's web site at: www.f7sound.com
Audio Master PC
Is Ready for Market
FAQ System Engineering
in Norcross, Georgia has completed testing on the Audio Master PC. The
Intel PIII based music machine is FAQ's solution for bridging the gap between
software developers, hardware manufacturers and the struggle end users
have with putting together DAW and MIDI applications on a PC platform.
The Audio Master PC is "turn-key", ready for use right out of the box.
The unit comes standard with Soundscape-Digital's Mixtreme Card, the LE
version of Nemesys GigaSampler and a user defined audio package (ie Cakewalk,Cubase
or Logic Audio).
"The biggest complaint
you hear from folks on a PC platform is the headache of setting up the
hardware, dealing with driver conflicts and overcoming quirks" says Ken
Fennell with FAQ. The chief benefit of the Audio Master PC is the solution
it provides. "That's our product, the solution". The original specifications
for the Audio Master PC were gathered from Digidesign's recommendations
for the Pro Tools NT package, then adapted to accommodate other DAW and
MIDI software applications. Sticking with consistent hardware takes much
of the guesswork out of configuration and allows for a worry free end user
FAQ System Engineering
is located in Norcross, Georgia, the Silicon Valley of the southeast. The
company strives to provide a "turn-key" solution of top quality affordable
music PC's for a growing home-based recording studio market. For additional
information on FAQ System Engineering or the Audio Master PC visit their
web site at http://www.faqsys.com
or call (770)409-8823