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Universal Audio and Softube announce Marshall Super Lead plug-in
The Marshall "Plexi" Super Lead plug-in -- the only Marshall-branded amplifier plug-in on the market -- comes exclusively to Apollo audio interfaces and the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform in May 2015, as a result of cooperation between Universal Audio and Softube. The 100-watt Marshall Super Lead Model 1959, commonly referred to as the "Plexi," is one of the world's most celebrated guitar amps. Softube worked with Marshall and recording engineer Tony Platt (AC/DC's Highway to Hell and Back in Black) to craft a faithful emulation of Marshall's own reference Super Lead Model 1959 amp, built in 1967 and captured using an era-correct 1960BHW speaker cabinet in Kore Studios, London. [source]
Arturia launches soft synth classics collection
Following in the footsteps of its successful V Collection 4, launched to critical acclaim late last year, music software and hardware developer and manufacturer Arturia announced the availability of V Collection Classics, conveniently rounding up five of its most sought-after Analog Classics soft synth emulations into a competitively-priced package. The set contains emulations of ARP 2600, Minimoog, Synthesizer Expander Module, Jupiter-8, and Prophet-5 recreated with help of Arturia's advanced proprietary modeling technology. V Collection Classics is available to purchase as a boxed version for 229.00 EUR / $229 US from any authorized Arturia dealer or online as a boxed version or download directly from Arturia. For more infoormation, watch Arturia's V Collection Classics video here. [source]
Free iZotope Ozone 6.1 update
With the free Ozone 6.1 update, iZotope is including powerful processing features and bringing back a popular feature from Ozone 5. New Ozone 6.1 features include Tube Limiting and Adaptive Release modes. Users can add an analog-type sound with the Maximizer's new Tube Limiting mode, which combines the warmth of final stage limiting with the ease and precision of digital maximizing. The resulting audio has a tube warmth while remaining competitively loud and appropriate for modern mastering. With a new algorithm inspired by tube hardware limiters like the Fairchild 670, the Tube Limiter adds a vintage sonic character to Ozone's maximizing algorithm. Adaptive Release helps users produce louder, clearer, and fuller masters. This mode for Ozone's Dynamics module intelligently automates the difficult task of finding the right release times. Based on customer feedback, iZotope has also brought back Module Presets, a highly requested feature from customers who owned previous versions of Ozone. Module Presets help users to experiment with different module settings. Users can more easily load and save settings for individual modules without affecting the settings of other modules. Other additions and enhancements to Ozone 6.1 include selectable segmentation loops, automatic track numbers on export, and sound quality improvements. The Ozone 6.1 update is free for existing Ozone 6 customers. For those who don't yet own Ozone, Ozone 6, Ozone 6 Advanced, and upgrades are on sale through April 9. [source]
Native Instruments introduces NEON DRIVE Expansion for MASCHINE
Native Instruments introduced NEON DRIVE, a new MASCHINE Expansion providing a collection of tailored 80s-inspired sounds for producers working in contemporary pop, electronic, and R&B styles. A genre debut for Native Instruments, NEON DRIVE is available now at the NI Online Shop and runs in the MASCHINE 2 software on MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, or MASCHINE MIKRO. A compact version for iMASCHINE is also available via the in-app store. NEON DRIVE features a library of sounds drawing heavily on production techniques, instrumentation, and melodic construction native to 80s synth pop. This MASCHINE Expansion includes lush chord and pad sounds, emotive melodies and retro-inspired drums. Exclusive new presets for NI's popular MASSIVE synth, the organic REAKTOR PRISM, and the MASCHINE 2 Drum Synths are also included for deep sound design. NEON DRIVE is available now for $49 US / 49 EUR. [source]
Native Instruments EMOTIVE STRINGS
...is a new KONTAKT Instrument for authentic, live-recorded legato string phrases targeted at score composers of all skill levels, as well as producers writing for popular styles. The instrument's easy-to-use interface was designed for maximum flexibility and immediate results not achievable with conventional string libraries. Each phrase was carefully created based on a detailed analysis of the most successful major motion picture scores. The essence of what makes these scores so popular was distilled to form a selection of compelling string phrases with universal appeal. To ensure the highest realism possible, all phrases were recorded live by the Budapest Scoring Symphony Orchestra. Composers can creatively arrange these phrases into fully-realized string scores of their own. EMOTIVE STRINGS is available now $299 US / 299 EUR and runs in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER. [source]
New plug-ins from Waves Audio
Waves released several new audio plug-ins: Waves Signature Series Butch Vig Vocals, Waves dbx 160, and Waves H-Reverb. Waves also presented a new live multitrack recording software solution Waves Tracks Live. Faithfully recreating the influential rock producer's signature distorted vocals, the Waves Signature Series Butch Vig Vocals plug-in gives users the opportunity to work with the sound of rock royalty. It delivers straightforward vocal processing with pleasant distortion and lots of air frequencies, adding an uncompromising quality to any vocal track. The Waves dbx 160 compressor plug-in has been created in cooperation with HARMAN Professional. Considered one of the best drum compressors ever, the fast-acting dbx 160 stands tall among its peers, boasting a very clean sound with minimum THD. The original dbx 160 compressor was used in almost every major recording in the late 1970s and throughout the 80s, and later models in the 160 series also became an industry standard. The plug-in utilizes advanced modeling technologies that result in authentic-sounding emulation in both Native and SoundGrid versions. It also features an M/S matrix, mix and noise controls, and a stereo component (the original hardware was mono only). Now shipping, the Waves H-Reverb plug-in is based on innovative algorithmic FIR (Finite Impulse Response) reverberation technology. H-Reverb provides richer, deeper reverb tails that sit beautifully in the mix while breathing crisp air into your tracks. By fusing classic reverb sounds with forward-thinking features that break new ground in digital reverb processing, H-Reverb provides uncompromising sound quality and creative control. [source]
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]
Pixar releases free non-commercial RenderMan!
Pixar Animation Studios released its Academy Award-winning RenderMan software for non-commercial use. Free Non-Commercial RenderMan can be used for research, education, evaluation, plug-in development, and any personal projects that do not generate commercial profits. Free Non-Commercial RenderMan is also fully featured, without watermark, time limits, or other user limitations. Featuring Pixar's new RIS technology, RenderMan delivers extremely fast global illumination and interactive shading and lighting for artists. Currently in use at many studios, RIS is fast, robust, and changing how movies are made. In conjunction with the release, Pixar has also launched a new RenderMan Community site where users can exchange knowledge and resources, showcase their own work, share assets such as shaders and scripts, and learn about RenderMan from tutorials created by the best in the community. RenderMan is compatible with 64-bit Mac OS X, Windows 7/8, and Linux operating systems, and with versions 2013.5, 2014, and 2015 of Autodesk's Maya, as well as with versions 1.5, 1.6, and 2.0 of The Foundry's KATANA. Get RenderMan here. [source]
Golaem Crowd 4.0 for Maya
Golaem has released the latest version of their crowd simulation plug-in for Maya: Golaem Crowd 4.
Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 is here!
Autodesk released a 2016 version of its flagship 3ds Max software (read this announcement for information on new features).
The Foundry delivers NUKE Non-commercial!
Artists interested in exploring NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO can now do so for free with NUKE Non-commercial, the much-anticipated offering from The Foundry.
Grass Valley's EDIUS 7.5 with improved 4K workflows
Grass Valley EDIUS 7.5, announced at NAB 2015, introduces H.
Livestream Studio HD550, Studio Surface Go, Studio 3.0
This year at NAB 2015, Livestream introduced Studio HD550, a portable all-in-one live production switcher with 5 HDMI/SDI inputs and a custom bag; Studio Surface Go, a new portable control accessory for Livestream Studio offering essential switching, graphics, and transition controls in a compact body; and Livestream Studio 3.
Fusion 8 will be available on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
As revealed earlier this month, Fusion 8, Blackmagic Design's advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, will be released on Mac OS X and Linux.
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