Cubase Pro 8 is here!
One year after releasing the point update, Cubase is back with major updates of its studio-grade audio and MIDI tools for composing, recording, editing and mixing. Cubase also becomes Cubase Pro. The name change reflects the 25-year evolution of Steinberg's advanced music production system and spearheads the Cubase range of DAWs. Both Cubase Pro 8 and Cubase Artist 8 witness a massive engine rebuild letting users run more instruments and more tracks. Automation enhancements include VCA faders and render in-place for bouncing MIDI and audio parts. Chord pads, Chord Assistant modes and MIDI tempo detection are introduced, while the new Rack Zone provides a dedicated area for the MediaBay sound browser and VST Instrument Rack. The redesigned Track List and Inspector, the new plug-in manager, global workspaces plus improved windows handling on PCs make the lives of Cubase users easier. Also added were Quadrafuzz multiband distortion plug-in, the new Virtual Bass Amp, Multiband Expander, Multiband Envelope Shaper and many other effects. Groove Agent SE 4 now includes an acoustic drum kit, the Acoustic Agent, with 20 drum style patterns. The MixConsole has also witnessed feature additions and there's a new version of VST Connect for remote recording over the Web. The Cubase Pro 8 and Cubase Artist 8 full retail versions are available for pre-order from resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop from December 3, 2014. Shipping begins on December 8, 2014. Users who have activated Cubase 7.5 and Cubase Artist 7.5 since October 15, 2014, are now eligible for a free, downloadable update to version 8. [source]
Carbon Scatter 2015 trial version available
S catter millions of instances in seconds, create wind-swept forests or animated crowds and render them directly inside 3ds Max, Maya and CINEMA 4D, using the new Carbon Scatter 2015 plug-in.
Major upgrade to Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite
The Tiffen Company released the highly-anticipated version 4 of the award-winning Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite.
PlantFactory and VUE 2014.6 PLEs
The "Personal Learning Edition" of PlantFactory and Vue, e-ons virtual nature products, are now updated for the recently announced 2014.
Blender 2.73 Test Build
The upcoming 2.73 version of Blender, Blender Foundations popular Open Source 3D software, will bring: faster rendering of volumes, improved rendering of area lights, viewport specularity, support for GeForce 9xx GPUs in Cycles, a new fullscreen mode displaying an environment without any buttons, the Knife-tool now allowing freehand cuts drawing and closing of cut-loops via double click, a simpler unwrap method for UVs, and more.
Adobe After Effects CC 2014.2
Adobe released a 2014.2 (13.2) update for After Effects CC.
V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max SP1 available for download
V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1 is now available for download.
...by clicking on the following icon: