Propellerhead expands A-List Series with Electric Guitarist Power Chords
Propellerhead introduced the new Reason Rack Extension instrument A-List Electric Guitarist Power Chords. Available immediately, A-List Electric Guitarist allows musicians to quickly and easily create powerful, dynamic power chord tracks right within Reason. By combining a top-notch instrument and world-class player all in the same rack device, A-List Electric Guitarist provides a virtually endless variation of power chord styles that can be played, combined, and tweaked in real-time to create unique, realistic, and inspiring performances. A-List Electric Guitarist is available for immediate download via the Propellerhead store for $99 US / 79 EUR. [source]
Boris FX BCC 9 Units now available
Boris FX updated their popular BCC Units plug-in offering to reflect the latest version of BCC - Boris Continuum Complete 9 - and for the first-time ever, it is available for Avid! The Units now include the integrated FX Browser which makes searching through presets and selecting a favorite a breeze, 30+ new filters and transitions, hundreds of new presets, and speed improvements to help users work faster. The Units are currently available for Avid, Adobe, and Sony users with support for Apple FCP, Blackmagic Resolve, Assimilate Scratch, and The Foundry Nuke to be added later this year. One license gets users access to each host. Boris FX is also, for a limited time only, giving away a BCC Textures Unit (a $199 US value) for a retweet. More here. [source]
New CorelDRAW Home & Student Suite X7
Corel's Graphics Software group released CorelDRAW Home & Student Suite X7, the latest version of its home and student software package. With graphic design, illustration, tracing, photo-editing and web graphics capabilities, the suite offers a comprehensive design solution at an affordable price. As a non-commercial-use product, it helps students and hobbyists build a graphic-design career by giving them a starting point. The new versions introduces redesigned and customizable workspaces, new Fountain Fills, advanced character tools, enhanced photo-editing tools in Corel PHOTO-PAINT, pressure-sensitive liquid tools (Smear, Attract and Twirl) and camera effects (Bokeh blur, Sepia Toning and Time Machine), alignment guides designed to position objects quickly and accurately with suggested alignments to nearby objects, and more. CorelDRAW Home & Student Suite X7 is now available for $129.99 US. [source]
The Zynaptiq Audio Processors Bundle
Audio DSP software developer Zynaptiq announced the immediate availability of ZAP - The Zynaptiq Audio Processors Bundle. The bundle contains their recently released UNCHIRP Codec Artifact Removal & Transient Retrieval plug-in, as well as the award-winning UNVEIL reverb removal, UNFILTER adaptive equalization and PITCHMAP real-time polyphonic pitch processing plug-ins. The ZAP Bundle plug-ins come as Audio Units, RTAS, AAX Native and VST for both Mac OS and Windows systems, at an MSRP of $1099 US / 999 EUR (Euro price incl. 19% VAT). [source]
ZYNC has joined Google
Since its inception at visual effects studio ZERO VFX nearly 5 years ago, ZYNC was designed to leverage the benefits and flexibilities inherent in cloud computing in a user-friendly package. ZYNC is an online rendering service supporting Maya, NUKE (incl. GenArts Sapphire, Furnace, and Ocula plug-ins), V-Ray for Maya, mental ray, and Arnold for Maya. Shotgun integration is in the works. ZYNC provides a scalable computing, licensing, storage and data transfers all in a lightweight installable application with native plug-ins allowing to execute distributed rendering directly from within all the supported host applications and manage jobs with a web-based interface. ZYNJ joining Google will enable them to pair their service with the scale and reliability of Google Cloud Platform, which should bring more scalability, host packages and better pricing (including per-minute billing). [source]
e-on software's LumenRT 2015 is coming!
According to e-on software, the new LumeRT 2015 visualization software is just around the corner. This newly released video focuses on the new dynamic skies and the ability to interactively modify the atmospheric conditions in your LiveCubes. [source]
MaskTracker+ for After Effects
German developer mamoworld released MaskTracker+ script, designed as an add-on for After Effects' own planar tracking tool Mask Tracker. Instead of just moving masks, MaskTracker+ uses the After Effects Mask Tracker to move layers, do corner pins, stabilize shaky footage, create stabilized views and move masks based on the tracks of other masks. It is similar to MochaImport+, except that it is based on the mask tracker instead of mocha. Price is $49.99 US per license. [source]
Native Instruments MAGNATE HUSTLE for MASCHINE
Native Instruments introduced MAGNATE HUSTLE - a new MASCHINE Expansion tailored to the multi-faceted sound of today's urban pop styles. MAGNATE HUSTLE features an exclusive set of guitar licks and chords, synths, and drum sounds plus new presets for MASSIVE and the MASCHINE 2 drum synths. MAGNATE HUSTLE provides producers of urban pop, R&B, and hip hop with a wealth of melodic material. A set of multi-sampled instruments including basses, acoustic and electric pianos, and synths, plus vocal hits and one-shots provide additional melodic possibilities and texture. The MAGNATE HUSTLE addon is available now for $49 US / 49 EUR and runs in the MASCHINE 2 software. The iMASCHINE expansion is available at the iMASCHINE in-app store for $0.99 US / 0,89 EUR. [source]
Autodesk releases Maya 2015 and 3ds Max 2015 Extensions
Autodesk released Extension 1 updates for its flagship 3D packages, Maya and 3ds Max. The newest update for Maya 2015 delivers a sophisticated new color management system that offers a color-safe workflow throughout the lighting, rendering and compositing process; new tools that help make it easier to share, transfer, and collaborate on data; and extended customization options for Viewport 2.0, Maya 2015 Extension 1 helps provide studios with new opportunities to create differentiated, future-proofed pipelines. Autodesk Maya 2015 Extension 1 will be available September 10, 2014.
The newest update for 3ds Max 2015 adds new features that help artists easily create and exchange complex assets across multiple workflows, including OpenSubdiv support, Alembic support, and enhanced ShaderFX offering expanded shading options and better shader interoperability between 3ds Max, Maya, and Maya LT. Extension 1 for 3ds Max 2015 is available since August 12, 2014. [source]
Adobe After Effects CC 2014.0.2
Adobe has released the After Effects CC 2014.0.2 (13.
Nuendo 6.5 Trial available
Steinbergs's audio post-production software Nuendo is now available in a demo version.
PLE version of Ozone 2014 available
E-on software announced the immediate availability of the free Ozone 2014 PLE (Personal Learning Edition).
ARRI announces ProRes UHD output for AMIRA
A new software upgrade for ARRI's documentary-style AMIRA camera will allow it to record ProRes UHD files, answering the 4K requirements of some productions.
Blackmagic Camera Utility 1.9.3
The new update to Blackmagic Cameras, Blackmagic Camera Utility 1.
Tone2's FireBird v2.1 released
As a result of a lot of positive feedback on their freeware release of FireBird (previously $79) Tone2 decided to release a final update for it.
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