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Apple announces Mac OS X El Capitan with improved performance
Apple announced OS X El Capitan, a new version of OS X that refines the Mac experience and improves system performance. Building on last year's landmark release of OS X Yosemite, El Capitan introduces enhancements to window management, built-in apps and Spotlight search, and makes everyday activities -- from launching apps to accessing email -- faster and more responsive. Metal, Apple's new graphics technology, is integrated into El Capitan, delivering system-wide performance gains and enabling games and pro apps to tap into the full power of Mac graphics processors. The developer preview of OS X El Capitan is available to Mac Developer Program members starting now. Mac users can participate in the El Capitan Beta Program in July and download the final version for free from the Mac App Store this fall.
Apple also unveiled iOS 9, giving a preview of new iPhone, iPad and iPod touch software that will be available this fall. In this upcoming release, iOS devices become more intelligent and proactive with powerful search and improved Siri features without compromising users' privacy. New multitasking features designed specifically for iPad will allow users to work with two apps simultaneously, side-by-side or with the new Picture-in-Picture feature, to keep watching a video while browsing the web, composing email or using any other app. The iOS 9 will be available this fall as a free software update for iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini and later. [source]
Propellerhead updates Take to version 2.0
Propellerhead Software announced the release of Take 2.0, an update to their creative vocal recorder. Take combines the drop-dead simplicity of your voice memo apps with great-sounding tools for recording music. Start from scratch or sing, rap, hum and strum to the built-in beats or loops. Use community-made music on Propellerhead as inspiration, or as backing tracks for your tunes. And even connect with a global community of music makers. Take 2.0 introduces newly added features based on customer feedback, making music creation even more inspiring and intuitive, including: The ability to tune your voice or go full-on robot voice with Take's Voice Tune effect; Clean up, distort or color your recordings with effects on each channel; and give your tracks a 'final mix' sound with mastering presets. Download Take 2.0 in the Apple App store for free. [source]
Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro, announces Apple Watch launch date
Apple updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display with the all-new Force Touch trackpad, fifth generation Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Graphics 6100, two times faster flash and longer battery life, bringing even more performance and capabilities. Apple also updated the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air with fifth generation Intel Core processors, Intel HD Graphics 6000, and Thunderbolt 2, and added up to two times faster flash to the 13-inch MacBook Air, making the everyday notebooks even better. The company also announced that Apple Watch will be available on Friday, April 24 to customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US. Apple Watch introduces revolutionary technologies including the Digital Crown, an innovative way to scroll, zoom and navigate fluidly without obstructing the display. The Retina display with Force Touch on Apple Watch senses the difference between a tap and a press, providing a new way to quickly and easily access relevant controls. The all-new Taptic Engine discreetly delivers a gentle tap on your wrist whenever you receive a notification. Apple Watch is available in three collections, Apple Watch Sport, priced at $349 US and $399 US; Apple Watch, available from $549 US to $1,099 US; and Apple Watch Edition, crafted from custom rose or yellow 18-karat gold alloys, with prices starting at $10,000 US. [source]
IK Multimedia updates iGrand Piano and iLectric Piano
IK Multimedia announced updated versions of its acclaimed piano apps iGrand Piano for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and iLectric Piano for iPad. The apps, which provide players with some of the best acoustic and electric piano sounds on the planet, now sport a variety of powerful new features: full compatibility with Audiobus and Inter-App Audio in iOS 8, new instrument expansion libraries, an improved user preset management system and more. In addition, iGrand Piano now includes the same semi-parametric equalizer included in iLectric Piano. Both apps are ideal for use with IK Multimedia's iRig KEYS line of portable MIDI keyboard controllers, like iRig KEYS PRO and iRig KEYS. When paired they create the ultimate mobile solution for the discerning keyboard player on the go. The latest versions of iGrand Piano for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad and iLectric Piano for iPad are available now as a complimentary update for existing users or individually as paid apps for just $19.99 US / 18.99 EUR for new users. A free version of iGrand Piano is also available. [source]
Unity 4.6.2 with 64-bit iOS support
Version 4.6.2 of the popular game engine Unity is the first public release with iOS 64-bit support, using their new IL2CPP technology. IL2CPP is an innovative scripting technology developed in-house by Unity. It delivers greatly improved performance for all scripting inside projects, and is compatible with the current Mono-AOT solution used on iOS builds. IL2CPP enables the developers to rapidly port their scripting solution to new platforms (WebGL support etc.) and architectures, of which ARM64 (the architecture that underpins 64-bit on iOS devices) is one. With Unity 4.6.2 you'll thus be able to make a Universal build that works on both 32-bit and 64-bit iOS devices. [source]
IK Multimedia: iRig UA, iRig Mic Studio, Rig PowerBridge
IK revealed three new products at NAMM this year. The new iRig UA, is the first digital effects processor and interface to allow universal near-zero latency guitar processing with AmpliTube UA on all devices with Android 4.0 or higher and that support USB host mode/USB OTG. IK has solved the issue of Android platform fragmentation and OS latency by moving the DSP (Digital Signal Processing) to iRig UA. It features a built-in high performance 32-bit DSP, a 24-bit A/D converter, 44.1/48KHz sample rate, a crystal clear low-noise instrument preamp and an ultra-compact enclosure. With its premium specifications, it's able to provide great sound, better playability, extreme portability and an unprecedented cross-platform compatibility. It will be available Q2, 2015, for $99.99 US / 79.99 EU. The second new product, iRig Mic Studio, is an ultra-portable large-diaphragm digital condenser microphone for iOS devices, Mac/PC and Android. Offering an extremely portable size, it packs a 1" diameter condenser capsule into an ultra-compact enclosure to capture professional recordings anywhere. It comes in silver or black and will be available Q1, 2015, for $179.99 US / 144.99 EUR. Coming last is the iRig PowerBridge, new charging system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that allows for the continuous charge of the device while using iRig accessories. Now mobile musicians can practice, perform and record with their favorite 30-pin or Lightning-compatible digital IK gear - like iRig Mic HD, iRig HD, iRig Keys, iRig PRO or iRig MIDI 2 - for as long as they want, anytime and everywhere. iRig PowerBridge will ship Q1, 2015 in two versions - one for Lightning and one for 30-pin - priced at $69.99 US / 54.99 EUR. All prices are excluding VAT. [source]
New music-making service from Propellerhead
Create, share, collaborate and remix with other musicians using the new Propellerhead music-making service. This free music service connects the Figure and Take mobile apps with the award-winning Reason music production software, to make it easy to exchange music pieces. Propellerhead is also introducing Discover, feeds of inspiring community-made music. Users will be able to move musical ideas between mobile apps and Reason, share music publicly, and find inspiration in Discover, Propellerhead-curated, community-made music pieces, all ready and available for use in their creations. Updated versions of Reason (8.1), Take and Figure that connect to the service are available now. [source]
End-of-the-year updates for Adobe Illustrator Line and Photoshop Sketch
Adobe has been busy making Adobe Photoshop Sketch and Adobe Illustrator Line apps even better. Both have been updated with support for Pencil by FiftyThree and Wacom's Intuos Creative Stylus 1, Intuos Creative Stylus 2, and the new Bamboo Stylus Fineline! The applications now also save drawings periodically so if your iPad crashes or its battery runs out, your work will be recovered when you launch the app again. The updated versions of Adobe Illustrator Line and Adobe Photoshop Sketch are available now (free) in the iTunes App Store. More here. [source]
Apple releases WatchKit
Apple announced the availability of WatchKit, software that gives developers a set of tools to easily create experiences designed specifically for Apple Watch. Developers can create innovative WatchKit apps, actionable notifications and Glances, for timely information accessible by an easy, quick look at Apple Watch. Developers can create notifications that allow users to take action or respond right from their wrist such as turning the lights off after they've left the house, quickly accessing flight details at the airport, and rerouting their transit when a train or bus is late. Developers can incorporate Glances, which quickly show users information they care about most, such as the latest news and sports scores, alarm system status or the next step of a favorite recipe. The iOS 8.2 SDK beta including WatchKit is available immediately for iOS Developer Program members at developer.apple.com/watchkit. The WatchKit site includes programming guides, human interface guidelines, templates and more. Starting later next year, developers will be able to create fully native apps for Apple Watch. [source]
AmpliTube for iPhone and iPad adds iOS 8 support
IK Multimedia announced a new version of AmpliTube for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The ultimate mobile guitar and bass multi-effects processor app now includes new features and gear that complement its comprehensive recording functions and vast collection of virtual equipment. With its 2 new high-gain ENGL amps, direct iRig BlueBoard integration, 8-track recorder (on the iPhone and iPod touch version), cross-app file and purchase sharing, new Loop Drummer Style Packs and more, the new AmpliTube for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is the most powerful version to date. The new AmpliTube is also fully compatible with iOS 8, including Audiobus, and its latency and MIDI control have both been improved. The new version of AmpliTube is a complimentary update for existing users of all versions of AmpliTube, and it's available now as both a free or paid app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch for $19.99 US / 17.99 EUR for new users. The new ENGL E650 and ENGL Powerball amp heads are available via in-app purchase for $6.99 US / 5.99 EUR each. The new Loop Drummer 2 Style Packs are available via in-app purchase for $3.99 US / 3.59 EUR each. [source]
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera and two new L-Series lenses
Canon announced the new EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera, the next generation of the popular and versatile 5D series of Canon professional DSLR cameras. The camera's 30.4 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor offers stunning image quality while the DIGIC 6+ Image Processor delivers 4K 30p video and up to and seven frames per second (fps) continuous shooting. To make video shooting even easier, the camera also features Canon's propriety Dual Pixel CMOS AF, even when shooting 4K to help ensure sharp focus and subject tracking. In addition, Canon is also introducing two new L-series EF lenses -- the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Standard Zoom Lens -- offering excellent edge-to-edge sharpness across the imaging plane, as well as improved durability and performance. The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR is currently scheduled to be available in early September 2016 for an estimated retail price of 3,499 USD for the body only. It will also be sold as part of body-and-lens kits with the EF24-70mm f/4L lens (4,399 USD, scheduled to be available early September), and the EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens (4,599 USD, scheduled to be available late October). [source]
Get a 40% discount off FurryBall RT upgrades
Art And Animation Studio's GPU-accelerated 3D rendering software FurryBall can now be upgraded to the latest FurryBall RT 1.
Softube Modular out now
Softube's award-winning modeling experts have combined their talents with the legendary Eurorack inventors at Doepfer and the top minds at powerhouses like Intellijel.
A trio of AAX Crane Song plug-ins to warm up your mix
Crane Song's three unique plug-ins -- Phoenix II, Peacock, and RA -- are for sale on the Avid Marketplace at a 15% discount.
Mac OS Sierra now available as a free update
Apple announced that Mac OS Sierra, the latest major release of its advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free update.
MAGIX VEGAS Pro 14
Three months after the official acquisition of a majority of Sony Creative Software products, MAGIX is releasing Vegas Pro 14.
Propellerhead releases free Reason 9.1 update
Propellerhead Software announced Reason 9.1, the newest, free update to the award-winning Reason music production software.
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