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Waves Audio ships the Cobalt Saphira plug-in
Waves Audio is now shipping the Waves Cobalt Saphira plug-in, an advanced harmonics shaping tool that lets you give your mixes analog musicality, depth and "glue" by adding rich harmonics to your tracks and separately shaping the various qualities of the harmonics you are adding. Whether you are mixing or mastering, in the studio or live, Cobalt Saphira gives you rich harmonic enhancement that can be creatively tailored exactly how you like it. Cobalt Saphira features the Edge and Warmth controls, allowing you to balance tube, solid-state and transformer qualities in order to achieve various levels of even and odd harmonic enhancement; 4-band EQ for separate control of the frequency spectrum of the even (Edge) and odd (Warmth) harmonics; seven different Harmonics Modes; and Tape depth with five different tape speeds to choose from. Cobalt Saphira is the first in the new Cobalt line of Waves plug-ins, which let you give your tracks analog qualities with a new level of surgical digital control. [source]
Waves Audio announces exclusive offer for AES members
Waves Audio announced an exclusive offer for members of the Audio Engineering Society (AES). Whether you are recording, mixing, mastering, or working on post-production, broadcast or live sound projects, Waves plug-ins will help you shape, improve and perfect your sound, and AES members can now enjoy 25% off the retail price of all audio plug-ins by Waves. To redeem the offer, AES members will enter a coupon code at checkout when buying a Waves product at www.waves.com or through a dealer. For more information, visit the AES Membership Rewards. [source]
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]
Autodesk announces Extension 1 for Maya 2016 and 3ds Max 2016
At the SIGGRAPH 2015 conference, held August 11-13 in Los Angeles, Autodesk announced the latest extension releases for its Maya 2016 and 3ds Max 2016 3D modeling, animation, VFX and rendering software, available to Autodesk Subscription customers beginning August 11 for 3ds Max and September 9 for Maya. Concurrently, the company unveiled the new 3D marketplace on Creative Market - its online platform for purchasing and selling custom content developed by artists. Autodesk Maya 2016 Extension 1 adds SVG support, new procedural texture and image processing nodes in the Hypershade, brand new text tool, simplified game exporter workflows, and live linking between Maya and the Stingray game engine that can update geometry, characters, and camera positions dynamically. Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 Extension 1 introduces Geodesic Voxel and Heat Map solvers for faster skin weighting, new Game Exporter for Unity, Unreal and Autodesk Stingray, new Live Link between 3ds Max and Stingray, and a powerful 3D text tool to build engaging visualizations. [source]
V-Ray 3.1 for Maya
Chaos Group announced the immediate availability of V-Ray 3.
New Adobe Digital Publishing Solution
Adobe announced the general availability of Adobe Digital Publishing Solution (DPS), the next generation of its Digital Publishing Suite, pioneering new ways for brands to deliver high-impact content to mobile apps.
E-on software's 3D immersive communication platform for architecture and GeoDesign, LumenRT, has been updated.
LightWave 2015 Update 3
The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc.
Shotgun Software: New review and pipeline features announced at SIGGRAPH 2015
At the SIGGRAPH 2015 conference, Shotgun Software announced a new set of features for the upcoming 6.
Autodesk announces Extension 1 for Maya 2016 and 3ds Max 2016
At the SIGGRAPH 2015 conference, held August 11-13 in Los Angeles, Autodesk announced the latest extension releases for its Maya 2016 and 3ds Max 2016 3D modeling, animation, VFX and rendering software, available to Autodesk Subscription customers beginning August 11 for 3ds Max and September 9 for Maya.
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