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Spectrasonics to release second Omnisphere
Spectrasonics announced a major upgrade to their flagship software synthesizer Omnisphere. Version 2 features a host of powerful new synthesis capabilities and thousands of new sounds for every type of user, from sound designers and composers, to studio and live musicians. The upgrade includes the most requested Omnisphere feature: Audio import for user created soundsources, along with major new synthesis capabilities and creative tools, 3,000 new sounds, 25 new FX, an enhanced user interface, and innovative production/browsing features like Sound Match to instantly locate any related sounds in the library, and Sound Lock to create endless useful patch variations by locking sound aspects while browsing other patches. The new version is coming April 30, 2015. [source]
Session Guitarist - Strummed Acoustic from Native Instruments
A new KONTAKT instrument from NI provides a library of popular acoustic guitar strumming patterns, fully playable on convenient key switches. Additional features including double tracking, fret noise, and a set of tone shaping effects enable producers to create authentic rhythm guitar parts from one easy-to-use interface. SESSION GUITARIST – STRUMMED ACOUSTIC provides the sound of a benchmark dreadnought acoustic, played by a professional session guitarist and recorded by an experienced engineer. The convenient Pattern Browser allows users to search an encyclopedia of authentic strumming patterns according to where accents fall on the beat. Once loaded, producers create their rhythm parts by playing strumming patterns and chord endings under the left hand and the notes of a chord with the right hand. Virtually any chord can be played, from simple triads to complex, esoteric chords. Available now $99 US / 99 EUR / 89 GBP for KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT 5 player. [source]
Akai Professional announces Advance Keyboard series
Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of keyboards for performers and recording artists, introduced its new Advance Keyboard series. Available in 25-, 49-, and 61-key sizes, the Advance 25, Advance 49, and Advance 61 provide unprecedented playability and advanced manipulation of any virtual instrument via an interactive, full-color display complemented by performance friendly hardware controls. Designed to fuse the power of software instruments with the live playability of a keyboard workstation, the Advance Keyboard series transforms computer-based plug-ins into an entirely hands-on playing experience. The keyboard surface features an integrated high-resolution full-color 4.3-inch display, providing real-time control and feedback of any and all virtual instrument parameters. The screen instantly adapts itself to the selected plug-in's controls, delivering immediate access to the instrument and various editable functions. Better yet, the Advance Keyboard series works with any VSTi virtual instrument. Using the Advance keyboard's custom designed Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software application, your entire VSTi library can be controlled in one application. VIP operates as a VSTi, AU, RTAS or AAX plug-in inside any major digital audio workstation or as a stand-alone application on both Mac OS X and Windows operating systems. Each keyboard ships with a 16GB download of over 10,000 sounds from industry-leading developers at AIR Music Technology, SONiVOX, and Prime Loops. Purchased separately, this comprehensive collection of nine plug-ins is valued at over $1,000.00 US. Advance 25, Advance 49, and Advance 61 will be available in early 2015 at retail pricing of $399.99, $499.99, and $599.99 US, respectively. [source]
Native Instruments gives away REPLIKA until December 31
Native Instruments is giving away three special holiday gifts: REPLIKA, an essential delay effect, 10 free TRAKTOR Remix Sets, and a free e-voucher worth 25 EUR at the NI Online Shop. What's more, you can win even more Native Instruments gifts in a special holiday prize draw. Get your free gifts and enter the prize draw today. REPLIKA is free until December 31. More information and downloads here. [source]
PSP 'Buy One, Get One Free' promotion
PSP, makers of popular audio plug-ins, announced a "Buy One, Get One Free" promotion enabling users to get two plug-ins for the price of one. Users who buy one of their plug-ins for the regular listed price before December 25, 2014, can get one plug-in of equal or lesser value for free! [source]
Sound Radix Drum Leveler
Sound Radix released Drum Leveler, a new beat detection-based downward and upward compressor/expander. By selectively applying gain to single drum beats, Drum Leveler easily achieves the desired target level for each beat, without affecting bleed noise or beats that are out of the user-defined processing range. Unlike traditional envelope-followers that detect incoming levels and utilize VCA to apply gain changes, Drum Leveler runs an advanced new algorithm that takes full advantage of the digital domain - allowing unparalleled control over drums' dynamics. Available now, priced at $149 US, for Mac OS X and Windows systems and AAX, RTAS, VST and AU hosts, both 32 and 64-bit. [source]
Universal Audio releases Manley Variable Mu compressor plug-in for UAD
The Manley Stereo Variable Mu Limiter Compressor has been Manley Labs' flagship compressor since 1994. The Variable Mu's Class-A, tube and custom transformer-driven design epitomizes hand-made boutique craftsmanship. Developed under Manley Labs' rigorous scrutiny, the Manley Variable Mu Limiter Compressor plug-in ($299 US) for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces is a thorough emulation of this legendary tube limiter. The plug-in models entire stereo Class-A circuit, including custom transformers, input gain, and gain reduction characteristics, and adds plug-in only features include Dry/Wet Mix, Controls Linking, and Headroom functions. The new UAD Software v7.11 also features three new Direct Developer plug-ins - the Vertigo Sound VSM-3 Mix Satellite, Vertigo Sound VSC-2 Compressor, and the Massenburg DesignWorks MDWEQ5 plug-ins. Developed by Brainworx, the Vertigo Sound VSM-2 Mix Satellite plug-in ($299 US) offers innovative controls for expertly targeted harmonic generation, as well as plug-in-only features such as the THD Mixer's Harmonic Balance control and the ability to run the unit's two harmonic generators simultaneously in parallel or series. Also developed by Brainworx, the Vertigo Sound VSC-2 Compressor plug-in ($299 US) is an exhaustive emulation of the original hardware, right down to its four hand-built discrete VCAs. A uniquely powerful equalizer, the Massenburg DesignWorks MDWEQ5 plug-in ($299 US) provides crystal clear processing at the highest resolutions. A go-to EQ for music, as well as game developers and engineers in film and television, the MDWEQ5 plug-in is accurate, precise, and ear-tuned by the man who invented the term "parametric EQ". Download the UAD Software v7.11 here. [source]
iZotope releases Ozone 6
iZotope, Inc. has launched the latest version of its critically acclaimed line of mastering software, Ozone. Ozone 6 is a creative mastering platform that enables both project studio producers and mastering engineers to easily add a final level of professional polish to their mix. With a new interface and a modern workflow, Ozone 6 both guides and inspires creativity at every step. The Advanced version of Ozone 6 includes a powerful new Dynamic EQ that lives and breathes with music, as well as eight component plug-ins and a suite of configurable meters (more). Regular pricing is $249 US for Ozone 6, $999 US for Ozone 6 Advanced, $99 US for upgrades from versions 1-5 or $299 US in case of the Advanced edition, and finally $750 US for upgrades from Ozone 1-5 to Ozone 6 Advanced. For a limited time through November 13, prices of full licenses are reduced to $199 US and $599 US, respectively. [source]
Waves Audio and Abbey Road Studios ship EMI TG12345 plug-in
Waves Audio and Abbey Road Studios announced the shipment of the EMI TG12345 plug-in, bringing to life the legendary console that epitomized the sound evolution of the late '60s and early '70s. The first-ever solid-state console created by EMI, the original TG12345 desk helped shape classic recordings by The Beatles, Pink Floyd and many others. Thanks to meticulous component modeling, the Waves/Abbey Road channel strip plug-in captures every celebrated feature of the one-of-a-kind original console: the input mic preamp, down to every last detail of its harmonic distortion, hum and noise; the bass and treble EQ bands from the mic cassette; the presence EQ band from the console's group/main section; the lush-sounding spreader; and to top it all off, the console's famous limiter/compressor, with its distinctive sound. In addition to the console's original features, new elements have been added to make the plug-in even more accommodating for modern mixing needs, including a high-pass filter on the compressor's sidechain; a mix control in the dynamics section for easy parallel compression/limiting; a drive control; and more. Available now in native and SoundGrid version, introductory pricing starts at $99 US. [source]
IK Multimedia SampleTank 3 SE released
IK Multimedia released SampleTank 3 SE, an introductory special edition of its flagship sound and groove workstation for Mac OS X and Windows. Available as a standalone program or as bundled software, it gives users the freedom to experiment with a completely functional 6.5 GB library of 400 high-quality instruments, over 250 loops and 150 MIDI patterns that illustrate the broad sonic versatility of SampleTank 3. Featuring 64-bit compatibility, a completely redesigned user interface, 55 high-quality effects, new loop and groove management and a retooled sample engine, SampleTank 3 SE is an affordable gateway to a whole new world of sounds. Available now from the IK online store for $99.99 US / 79.99 US ex. VAT or as a complementary bundled software download for users of iRig KEYS, iRig KEYS with Lightning, iRig KEYS PRO, iRig MIDI 2, iRig Pads and iRig PRO. In addition SampleTank 3 SE users will be able to purchase the full version of SampleTank 3 for an upgrade price of $199.99 US / 159.99 EUR. [source]
GenArts releases Sapphire 8
With the completion of the public beta test, GenArts, Inc. announced the official release of Sapphire 8. The latest version of the high-end VFX plug-in suite has been updated with effects and features that are essential to producing modern, creative looks. Sapphire 8 includes new and updated effects, available on all host applications: Grunge (natural-looking elements to dirty up a shot), LightLeak (simulates light leaking into the frame), DigitalDamage (the modern equivalent of FilmDamage simulating digital image errors and noise), Shake (now with two additional modes that result in twitchy and jumpy motion), and Crosshatch (a pattern of crossing lines in pencil or chalk to give footage a sketched look). The biggest addition to Sapphire 8 is a new feature called Builder that lets users create their own effects and transitions in a node-based workspace for unprecedented creativity and efficiency, thus unleashing the full power of Sapphire. In Builder, users have the flexibility to stack and connect Sapphire effects in ways that were not previously possible in Adobe and Avid hosts. All new effects and transitions developed in the workspace are saved as cross-host presets, and are loaded as a single plug-in onto a timeline. Builder is available on Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro CC, as well as Avid Media Composer. In addition to permanent licenses ($1699 US for After Effects version), GenArts also offers new subscription pricing ($499 US per year in case of the After Effects version). [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.
HALion 5.1 udpate available
The 5.1 update for Steinberg's VST sampler and sound creation system, HALion 5, features eight brand-new effects and tools for sample editing and includes new looping and playback modes.
Panasonic releases firmware update for LUMIX DMC-GH4
New firmware update 2.1 for the popular LUMIX G interchangable lens camera DMC-GH4 adds time code and recording control signal embedding to the HDMI output signal (in conjunction with ATOMOS recorders).
Blackmagic cameras updated
The newly released Blackmagic Camera Utility 2.0 firmware contains several improvements across (almost) the entire range of Blacmagic cameras, including Blackmagic URSA (added support for Apple ProRes 444 recording in 4K and HD in 60 fps and 80 fps, respectively), Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K (performance improvements for optical fiber output), Blackmagic Studio Camera (fixes an issue where the overlays settings are not remembered after turning off camera), Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (fixes an issue where dropped frames are occurring during ProRes LT and Proxy recording), and Blackmagic Cinema Camera (performance enhancements and improvements).
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