Waves releases SoundGrid Studio System, StudioRack & MultiRack v9.7

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Waves has launched SoundGrid Studio System, a real-time processing and networking platform designed to bring your studio up to light speed.

Waves SoundGrid Studio System

It allows your DAW to offload its plugin processing and enables your devices to communicate with one another and with the devices of the people you work with.

The SoundGrid Studio system integrates seamlessly with all DAWs and SoundGrid-compatible I/Os, providing endless possibilities for setups of every size—from a single DAW with one SoundGrid I/O, to an entire network of host computers, I/Os, and SoundGrid DSP servers.

SoundGrid Studio System features

  • Real-Time Processing – Run hundreds of plugins simultaneously.
  • Low-Latency Monitoring – Track and rehearse with full-on plugins in near-zero latency.
  • Networking – Connect everything and everyone through a centralized hub.
  • Seamless Integration – Connect multiple DAWs using the SoundGrid ASIO/Core Audio driver.
  • Open Architecture – Compliant with SoundGrid-compatible Waves and third-party plugins.
  • Components
    • SoundGrid Studio Application – For managing the SoundGrid network on your host computer.
    • eMotion ST Mixer – Low-latency monitoring for tracking and rehearsing.
    • StudioRack – For running plugin chains, saving & loading their presets, and offloading their processing to a SoundGrid DSP server.
    • SoundGrid ASIO/Core Audio Driver – Connects any DAW to the SoundGrid network as a software I/O.

StudioRack

StudioRack is an advanced software rack designed to save and run Waves plugin chains.

Waves StudioRack

It is compatible with most DAWs and allows you to save your own plugin chain presets, including the individual presets of each plugin within your chain. And no matter on which DAW you saved your presets, StudioRack will load them on any DAW.

StudioRack features

  • Compatible with most DAWs.
  • Presets for plugin chains can be saved to and loaded from any DAW.
  • Up to 8 plugins per rack.
  • Fully automatable.
  • Quick access to plugin parameters within your chain.
  • Intuitive MIDI control over all plugins.
  • Avid Control Surface support.

StudioRack Native is free for Waves plugin owners covered by the Waves Update Plan.

MultiRack v9.7

MultiRack SoundGrid and MultiRack Native v9.7 bring many new advances and improved stability and are compatible with the new SoundGrid Studio System.

Waves MultiRack Native

MultiRack 9.7 supports the new line of DiGiGrid I/O interfaces and continues to support Allen & Heath M-Waves, Yamaha WSG-Y16, and DiGiGrid MGB/MGO MADI interfaces.

As part of the groundbreaking release of the SoundGrid Studio System, all new 9.7 installer versions of Allen & Heath M-Waves, Yamaha WSG-Y16, and DiGiGrid MGB/MGO MADI interfaces include the new SoundGrid Studio Application with its SoundGrid ASIO/Core Audio driver, opening up a whole new world of possibilities.

MultiRack, SoundGrid Studio & StudioRack v9.7 downloads are now available from Waves.

More information: Waves

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FXpansion Tremor 50% off at Plugin Boutique

Plugin Boutique is offering a 50% discount on the FXpansion Tremor analog-modeled drum synthesizer instrument in an exclusive group deal.

50% off FXpansion Tremor

FXpansion is proud to present Tremor: a software drum machine with powerful synthesis, effects, modulation and step-sequencing. DCAM circuit-modelled sound generation is fused with new ideas to produce original sounds with the punch and extreme sound pressure of old-school analogue. Tremor’s dance drums, funky beatscapes, abstract machines and undiscovered sonic terrain are suited to all kinds of electronic, urban and experimental music.

Tremor features

  • Synthetic drum machine software.
  • DCAM-modelled synthesis and FX.
  • Specialised oscillator with drumskin vibration partials.
  • Filtering and drive with multiple responses.
  • Deep, intuitive TransMod modulation system.
  • Polyrhythmic pattern step-sequencer.
  • VST, AU, RTAS and standalone for Mac and Windows.

Tremor is available at 50% off from Plugin Boutique for a limited time. Use coupon code TREM50 at checkout.

More information: Plugin Boutique / FXpansion Tremor

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Vengeance releases Ultimate Fills Vol.3

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Vengeance Ultimate Fills Vol.3

reFX has announced the release of Ultimate Fills Vol.3, a new sample pack from Vengeance.

It’s time for fresh, new fills! Vengeance arms modern club producers with more than 500 buildups, breaks and fills. Every fill is mixed down multiple times (drums only, fx only, snares only, etc.) so you can combine and mix your own dance floor-destroying fill. You can also select between 4-32 bars in length, and between 128 BPM (Electro, House, etc.) and 140 BPM (Dance, Dubstep, etc.).

This huge sample pack is an incredible time saver and source of inspiration, and even includes MIDI files so you can incorporate your own drums and fx sounds. Don’t miss it!

The pack is available for purchase for 85 EUR.

More information: reFX / Ultimate Fills Vol.3

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Samplephonics releases Ambient Guitar Sessions

Samplephonics has launched Ambient Guitar Sessions, a colourful library of blessed out mellow guitar loops and samples.

Samplephonics Ambient Guitar Sessions

Infused with warm ebow pads, twinkling strummed patterns and spacey melodies, organised comprehensively into construction kits for layering and song construction.

The sample library is bursting with a vast palette of flavours inspired by downtempo, chillout, laid back funk and soul and left field breaks. Blended with textural pedal effects and spacial processing, the grooves slot beautifully into your mix and can be tweaked to suit many different styles and genres.

Inside the sample pack you will find 21 full construction kits with 10 separate stems and tails totalling 433 guitar loops, ready formatted and downloadable in 24 Bit Wav, Apple Loops, Acidized Wav and Rex2 Loop format. All loops and samples are 100% royalty free and ready to roll!

The sample pack costs £34.70 GBP. During the Samplephonics Summer Sale, a 30% discount is available with coupon code SummerSale30 at checkout.

More information: Samplephonics

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XILS-lab releases DeeS de-esser plugin

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XILS-lab has announced the release of XILS DeeS, a new transparent de-esser effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

XILS-lab DeeS

With the help of the XILS DeeS you can get rid of all the Voice recordings faults and problems in a flash, while preserving their unique, precious character.

Getting clean, professional vocals, dubbing recordings, restoring voices in all their beauty has never been so easy.

DeeS features

  • Easy to use: Find the sweet spot in a flash and remove all unwanted signals. Just move the Frequency Knob and apply Reduction. No more sibilance.
  • Easy to understand: Clear Dual Signal path. Solo buttons for each channel (Voice, Sibilants).
  • Visualize what you do: Instant Correlation between ears, eye and brain in a glance with the fast, precise 4 signals real time Frequency Graph (Bottom of unit).
  • Easy to tweak: Go further and adapt the character of a voice to your project. Or make special effects and creative use of the DeeS.
  • Entirely Transparent: No filter sweep effect like with traditional similar tools.
  • Fast: The detection can be applied as fast as it should be, resulting in lively, natural voices (No more lifeless voices).
  • Input independent detection: Retains the whole dynamic range of the incoming audio.
  • Simple: Sibilant and Voice Channels are clearly identified on each UI part: Knobs, Graphs share common color code.
  • Exclusive: Plosive detection for better recognition.
  • Then go even further: Endless possibilities to change, adapt, or polish the character of voices with two independent EQing audio paths (Analog like 0-delay-feedback filters).

XILS DeeS for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available for purchase for the introductory price of 59 EUR until September 1st, 2014 (regular 89 EUR).

More information: XILS-lab / XILS DeeS

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ModeAudio releases Future Trap – Massive Presets & MIDI Loops

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ModeAudio has launched Future Trap, a collection of presets for Native Instruments Massive and MIDI loops.

ModeAudio Future Trap

Future Trap is a sound library that pays deep respect to Trap’s roots yet looks hungrily onwards towards it’s exciting future. Combining the deep and dark qualities of early Dirty South, including its thunderous 808-style bass, nightmarish tuned percussion and zippy arp synths, with the slick and sleek nature of contemporary EDM, this release manages to sound both classic and refreshingly forward-thinking at the same time.

The 50 included presets cover a wealth of musical ground, from razor sharp siren leads, deep, quaking basses, lazy, pitch-modulated pads and acrobatic arps to punchy percussion, muscular SFX and beyond. All are infused with a boundless, bouncing energy that allows them to sit right up front with the most cutting-edge EDM productions.
We’ve programmed all 8 macro controls of every single preset for fully adjustable flexibility and the 50 accompanying, key-labelled MIDI loops will allow you to instantly audition each sound. Propel your Trap & EDM music fearlessly into the future with Future Trap – Massive Presets & MIDI Loops now!

The sound pack is available for purchase for £12 GBP.

More information: ModeAudio / Future Trap

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Steinberg ships Nuendo 6.5

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Steinberg Nuendo 6.5

Steinberg has released Nuendo 6.5, the latest version of its post and audio production software which includes a significant amount of professional tools and functionality, such as enhanced loudness processing, bass frequency management and a vastly improved Automatic Dialog Replacement (ADR) taker system.

The optional Nuendo Expansion Pack (NEK) also receives a 6.5 update that complements Nuendo’s comprehensive tool set with many features earlier introduced to Cubase 7.5.

“If I had to single out one feature in this latest point update, I would choose our ADR taker system which has undergone refinements that add to its reliability and expand the possibilities for recording voice and foley,” commented Timo Wildenhain, product marketing manager at Steinberg.

Fredo Gevaert, owner of Temple of Tune, one of Belgium’s leading post-production studios, adds: “Here at Temple of Tune we’re madly in love with the ADR toolset improvements, which we’ve secretly been using for foley recording, too. The track destinations and event naming are massive time savers.”

Nuendo 6.5 features

  • Automated loudness processing to both industry standards such as EBU R128 and fully user-definable settings.
  • Professional bass management including several routing and filter options coming with the new Bass Manager plug-in.
  • ADR Taker 2.0 introduces a major update of Nuendo’s ADR taker system with enhancements for voice and foley recording such as new playback/recording modes, automated naming schemes and pre-record buffer.
  • Nuendo TrackVersions allows for creating, renaming and managing parallel versions of the same track plus many additional features far beyond conventional playlists.
  • Track visibility management speeds up handling especially of large projects by offering dynamic displaying of audio tracks and groups in the project window.
  • Improved AAF Filter now supports even better import/export to Pro Tools and Media Composer.
  • New monitoring and metering section for better source management and better overview on the most frequently used functions.
  • Experience a richer sound with REVelation reverb and Magneto 2, a warm and smooth tape saturation plug-in.
  • Track Quick Controls can now be saved as presets and loaded for immediate access.
  • Steinberg Hub with direct access to user-defined folders and news section for the latest Nuendo product updates.

Nuendo 6.5 is available for MSRP 1,699 EUR. The Nuendo Expansion Kit 6.5 is 249 EUR. Prices including German VAT.

More information: Steinberg / Nuendo

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ADSR Sounds intros Drop.1 for Massive

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ADSR Sounds has introduced Drop.1, a soundset by Tripper Phoenix for the Massive synthesizer instrument from Native Instruments.

Trigger Phoenix Drop.1

DROP.1 is a sound pack made specifically for the big room genre.

All sounds are inspired from producers such as; Hardwell, Tommy Trash, W&W, Nicky Romero, Tiesto, and many more. From loud banging basses to soft lush leads and tons more!

Drop.1 features

  • 60 patches for NI Massive.
  • Includes 20 Basses, 19 Leads, 5 Arps, 5 Plucks, 5 Pads, 5 SFX.
  • Available in KSD & NMSV Format.

The soundset is available for purchase for $18 USD.

More information: ADSR Sounds / Drop.1

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