Image Line Software at NAMM 2009


Image Line Software at NAMM 2009

The company will present the latest additions to its product portfolio

Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium, December 22, 2008 — Image Line, a leading
developer of innovative music production software, will present its
updated product portfolio at booth 7007 during the forthcoming winter
NAMM show in Anaheim, California from January 15 to18, 2009. Visitors
and press are invited to visit the booth and collect a complimentary
copy of the Image Line Showcase DVD, complete with detailed product
descriptions & trial versions and a free copy of Edison – WAV
Editor/recorder. Image Line will also be highlighting the flagship music
production suite FL Studio 8; the latest version of Deckadance DJ mixing
software; Hardcore, a new guitar pedal effects emulation, and Ogun, a
specialised metallic plugin synthesizer. Image Line will also be
demonstrating Edison, an advanced wave editor/recorder as both a
standalone and VST plugin version, Gross Beat, a time manipulation
effect, designed for repetition and scratching effects, and the latest
sample collection, the Sounds of India.

As a Belgium based company with its biggest market in the US, it is
crucial for us to be present at this leading tradeshow in the US. The
NAMM show attracts professionals from the whole music industry and it is
a place where you easily make new contacts & business deals, and learn
about new products and technologies“ says Frank Van Biesen, CFO of Image
Line Software.

FL Studio 8
In 2008, Image Line celebrated the tenth anniversary of the widely
acclaimed Digital Audio Workstation, FL Studio. Many users of the
program have appreciated more than a decade of free updates to the
program. In the latest version, FL Studio 8, users have welcomed more
than 100 new developments including an improved user interface, updated
sound engine, revised mixer, addition of ‘event’ pattern clips to the
playlist, new multi-link MIDI learn system and a suite of new and
updated plugins. The XXL and Producer Editions come with FL SynthMaker,
an FL Studio native version of the popular plugin development
application, SynthMaker. Users can now create their own virtual
instruments, effects and MIDI dashboards, use them in FL Studio and
share them with other SynthMaker users without writing basic code.

Deckadance 1.4
Several months ago, Image Line Software released the Mac version of
Deckadance. Now, the latest version (1.4) delivers many new features
including a new sound engine with improved time-stretching/compression
technology, new BPM setup panel and beatgrid system, new spectral
waveform color feature, new pitch range selection, new equalization
filters design with improved kill behavior and new autogain engine.
Scratch and spinback native support have also been added to the
following controlers: Hercules (MKII, MP3 Console, Rmx), Numark Total
Control and Behringer BCD2000/BCD3000. Deckadance has matured into a
stable cross-platform and, most importantly, has support for a wide
range of controller types allowing DJ’s to use their existing controller
& vinyl hardware.

The wave editor/recorder comes in standalone, VST and FL Studio native
versions. Edison loads into any mixer track (VST effects slot) and
records or plays audio from that position. Users will be excited to
learn that it is possible to load as many instances of Edison as their
host can contain. Parallel or chained instances of Edison are all
possible. The visually stunning and easy to use interface has more than
enough features to satisfy even the most demanding musicians and sound

Gross Beat
Gross Beat is a time manipulation effect designed for repetition and
scratching effects. Gross beat is perfect for real-time or rendered
gating, glitch, repeat, scratching and stutter performances. Gross Beat
stores audio in a 2-bar rolling buffer under the control of 36 user
definable time and volume envelopes, giving you unlimited creative control.

Hardcore is a software simulation of the 10 most popular guitar effects
pedals. Available for both PC and Mac users, Hardcore gives virtual
access to Distortion, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Reverb, Delay, Noise
Gate, Equalizer, Compressor and Modulator ‘stomp-box’ style effects,
each with a unique sonic character.

Named after the god of iron (according to the Haitian Vodou and Yoruba
mythology), Ogun is a powerful synthesizer for creating realistic
metallic sounds. Ogun’s distinctive synthesis engine can generate more
than 32,000 harmonics, modulated by ‘harmonic mapping’ functions that
hand tonal control over the vast number of harmonics directly to the user.

Sounds of India
Sounds of India, the latest sample collection from Image Line Software,
contains over 835 samples weighing in at 1.5 Gb and includes 36
instrument and 2 vocal categories. The collection covers the foundations
of the classic Indian sound – Tabla, Sitar, Shenai, Harmonium and Bamboo
Flute, but what makes it really unique is the collection of South Indian
instruments as Veena, Ganjira, Maddalam, and rare Indian folk
instruments (Edakka, Udukku, Darbuka, etc.) The diverse Indian spirit is
further enhanced with the inclusion of sounds from many different temple
bells and ethnic percussion instruments.

More information about these products can be found at


About Image Line Software:
Established in 1994, Image Line Software provides high quality music
applications to the computer-based music community and is well known for
its leading digital audio workstation FL Studio (formerly FruityLoops),
high quality synthesizers including Sytrus, PoiZone,Toxic Biohazard,
Morphine and Ogun, a mix of innovative Effect plugins like Maximus and
Hardcore and range of sample libraries used in their multi-sampler
plugins DirectWave and Soundfont Player. In May 2007 Image Line Software
released its acclaimed DJ mixing software application Deckadance. In
addition to its audio software, Image Line Software develops and
distributes the web site building application, EZGenerator.

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