New Sound Lab has announced the release of NSL013 3D Printer, a sound fx sample library featuring recordings from a Printrbot 3D printer with four NEMA 14 stepper motors.
The high torque motors connected to a pulley system control the X-Y-Z movements of the aluminum extruder and metal print bed. When printing three-dimensional objects, these fast and precise movements result in a unique barrage of percussive and rhythmic mechanical noise.
These sounds were captured using three different recording setups: Barcus Berry contact mics, RF coils, and combined contact mic / RF coil into a Sound Devices 702 recorder. The resulting sounds are a mix of grainy, gritty atonal patterns, robotic percussive bleeps, glitchy digital beeps/clicks, low fidelity drones, and chaotic noise. Both raw recordings, and processed elements are included and ready for further sound manipulation.
All sounds in this release are offered in 24bit 192khz Broadcast Wave format. Files are in a zip file, which includes a PDF with metadata.
The sample library is available for purchase at an introductory 20% discount until January 1st, 2015.
More information: New Sound Lab
Exponential Audio has announced it will soon be shipping 3DLink for its surround reverbs.
3DLink is an extension to PhoenixVerb Surround and R2 Surround reverbs that supports reverb configurations up to 14.1, even on workstations without 3D tracks.
Dolby Atmos and Auro3D are the primary applications for 3DLink, but it can also be used for live applications as well as venues and attractions requiring height channels.
3DLink works by combining pairs of surround reverbs (one on low bus and the other on high) into single reverb entities, with audio shared in a natural way between the two. Parameters may be locked or independent. 3DLink may be used to synthesize a full 3D reverb from a simple 2D–or even mono–signal. 3DLink may also be used in conjunction with a 3D panner to create a fully responsive reverb, with natural propagation of input from up to 15 simultaneous channels–high and low.
3DLink for Surround reverbs will be part of the v1.1.0 release, which will be free to all licensed users.
More information: Exponential Audio
TC Electronic has announced Reverb 8, a new infinite channel reverb algorithm for TC Electronic’s highly acclaimed System 6000 audio processing platform.
A single System 6000 MKII frame is capable of running two Reverb 8 instances, delivering 16 output channels of ultra-realistic space. For an even higher channel count, multiple System 6000 MKII frames can be linked in a network, offering reverb for virtually any channel-count.
Reverb 8 may be fed with any input signal – mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1, etc. – and deliver to an infinite number of output channels, perfectly suited for e.g. Dolby Atmos (up to 62.2 surround), Barco Auro (11.1 surround) or NHK’s multichannel broadcast format Super Hi-Vision (22.2 surround). In short, Reverb 8 goes from mono to infinity, or anywhere in between.
“For more than two decades of developing and refining some of the world’s finest room simulators, we have had the infinite “Lego brick” reverb as a goal. One missing link was the ability to add credible envelopment without artifacts even when a source already contained plenty of spatial information, for instance natural reverb from a microphone pick-up,” says Thomas Lund, CTO for Broadcast & Production at TC Electronic. “Reverb 8 has that essential quality without reverting to modulation. At the same time, high density distribution is becoming available. We’re confident artists, producers and audiences everywhere will reckon the super-natural 3D sound improvement Reverb 8 has to offer.”
Reverb 8 is available to purchase for $1,825 USD. It is also available as part of Film 6000. Reverb 8 is compatible with the System 6000 MKII mainframe only.
More information: TC Electronic / Reverb 8
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on Jan 23, 2014 - 0 comments
Seelake has announced its AudioStation X64 and 3D AudioStation workstations.
AudioStation X64 is a powerful hardware workstation for live shows, designed as a player for VST plug-ins with a fully-featured mixer, multitrack audio player with Audio/MIDI click, advanced MIDI patchbay, several audio and MIDI inputs and outputs, and is fully manageable from a dedicated remote controller or from an iPad.
AudioStation X64 features
- 64-bit embedded-type OS based on the Microsoft Windows 7 kernel, specifically built and optimized for audio signal processing.
- Intel i5 and i7 quad-core CPUs.
- Up to 32GB memory.
- 64-bit VST host-mixer with 32-bit bridge, 100% compatible with any 64-bit and 32-bit VST plugins on the market.
- Support for any MIDI-USB and Ethernet controllers.
- Remotely controlled and programmed also from iPad via WiFi (the WiFi signal is generated from AudioStation – no Internet connection or extra hardware needed).
- Even more functions to control the parameters of the plugins.
- Compatible with any DAW and music software for Windows 7.
The 3D AudioStation is a workstation for 3D multichannel audio.
It meets requirements for multi-channel production from 5.1 to 3D spatialization for live. A suite of proprietary plug-ins provides all the most important techniques of spatial 3D, including the latest Auto Depth Spherical Surround of 3D AudioStation.
This workstation allows you to use these technologies in critical contexts, such as live concerts, theatrical performances and live electronics, in addition to audio post-production studio.
Seelake will showcase its products at Winter NAMM 2014, booth #7410, Hall A & Arena.
More information: Seelake
Acoustica has announced the release of AeroMIDI, a new 3D MIDI controller software for Windows and Mac.
AeroMIDI allows users to trigger notes and MIDI continuous controller messages with hand and finger movements in 3D space.
AeroMIDI enables control of six expression parameters using only one hand, or use both hands and control up to 12 simultaneous expression parameters. User-defined virtual spaces called “cubes” and “zones” allow easy triggering of events, beats or notes. Perform a gesture, such as a two-fingered swipe to the left, and suddenly you’ve enabled a whole new mode or set of expression controls and MIDI actions.
Simply plug a Leap Motion Controller into a USB port, load and install the AeroMIDI software, and start your MIDI software or external synthesizer. AeroMIDI then sends controller data and notes to MIDI software or external hardware. Control synthesizers, lighting rigs, visualizers, DAWs, effects, virtual instruments, and any other MIDI-capable hardware or software with AeroMIDI.
- Gestures translate hand movements with very low latency.
- Translate hand & finger movements and rotation to MIDI controller data with very low latency.
- Play notes by moving or rotating hands.
- Configurable virtual 3D cubes let you build your own custom controller interface.
- Simultaneously control MIDI expression parameters in three dimensions, including hand rotation.
- Windows- and Mac-compatible (Windows 7+ and Mac OS X 10.6+).
- Requires the Leap Motion Controller (Support for other 3D input devices coming soon).
- Works with all MIDI software, hardware and DAWs, including Acoustica’s Mixcraft 6.
AeroMIDI is available to purchase for $29.99 USD. Acoustica will demonstrate the software at the Winter NAMM at Booth 6428, Hall A.
More information: Acoustica / AeroMIDI
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