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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]
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]
Unity 5 launched
Unity 5 is the new edition of the popular development platform for creating 2D/3D games and interactive experiences. Unity 5 brings a Physically-based Standard Shader to make your materials look consistent in any lighting environment; real-time Global Illumination, built on Geomerics Enlighten technology; new Audio Mixer; HDR Reflection Probes to enhance visual fidelity; PhysX 3.3 with massive performance improvements to 3D physicsl major updates to the animation system; WebGL preview; a 64-bit Editor to handle large projects; iOS 64-bit support; new deferred rendering; and more! Unity 5 Personal Edition is free for professional developers, indies, hobbyists and studios with revenue under $100,000 US and funding under $100,000 US. The Professional Edition (compare) is $1,500 US or $75 US per month. [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 2.74 RC2
The second 2.74 release candidate of Blender is available now.
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.
Blackmagic Fusion 7.7.1
New update for Blackmagic Design's professional video compositing software Fusion fixes script evaluation issue, and adds miscellaneous performance and stability improvements.
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