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.
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.
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.
sonicLAB has announced version 2.2 of Cosmosƒ, a real-time dynamic stochastic synthesis engine.
newest update: Cosmosƒ V2.2 offers a powerful and unique preset morphing mechanism. With 2D / 3D control interface + homogeneous and heterogeneous micro waveform handling, it “rethinks” for you what you know as “morphing”…
A sonic morphing process defines a metaphor of exploring the sonic shape and timbral evolution on intermediate levels. Cosmosƒ V2.2 gives the possibility to manipulate its composants responsable for its bottom-up sonic construction within necessary correspondance, precision and smoothness.
Cosmosƒ advanced stochastic synthesizer.
Changes in Cosmosƒ v2.2
2D / 3D preset morphing mechanism. Up to 4 different preset parameter space can be morphed by traveling inside a 3D sphere by adjusting the polar coordinates within a unique interface design.
Stochastic morphing with distribution range for altering the morphing position, speed and interpolation control.
Built-in mathematical functions to automatically and precisely move the morphing pointer in the space.
Precise audio rate parameter update with the possibility of reaching amazing morphing speeds (44100times a second!)
turns Cosmosƒ into a super oscillator by accumulating up to 4 different presets in heterogeneous micro event mixing mode prior to the morphing phase.
Cosmosƒ for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for 89 EUR.
DJ TechTools has announced its new Midi Fighter 3D controller.
Today we’re very proud to usher in the newest DJTT creation: The Midi Fighter 3D controller. Equipped with 16 RGB arcade buttons and full three dimensional tracking of the controller’s movement in space, this latest addition to the Midi Fighter line is our most ambitious and expressive creation to date.
Midi Fighter 3D features
Fully customizable high performance RGB arcade buttons.
4 banks of controls.
6 side buttons.
Optional hand strap for full instrument control.
Full 3D motion tracking of five degrees of movement (Patent Pending).
Highly grippy rubberized feet and sleeve.
Gyroscope, Accelerometer and Compass for absolute orientation tracking.
The Midi Fighter 3D is shipping April, 2012, priced $249 USD.
Kall Binaural Audio has announced the launch of its online shop for professional 3D binaural sound effects and sample libraries.
Each set of samples has been created using binaural recording techniques to produce fully immersive three-dimensional sound experiences. When they are heard through headphones, the listener hears the sounds as if they were right in the room beside them – and in many cases, coming from right beside their head.
The online shop was created with podcasters, sound designers, music producers, and 3D audio enthusiasts in mind. These affordable sample libraries allow them to bring their work to a whole new level with ready-to-use 3D sounds.
Sample libraries are available to purchase starting at $2 USD.
Jonathan Heppner has launched a crowdfunding campaign for AudioGL, a modular software synthesizer and sequencer.
It is designed to allow musicians to create complex compositions with ease. AudioGL has a dynamic 3D interface which focuses on streamlining workflow, so composers can spend less time navigating the interface, and more time writing music.
You can support the AudioGL project by contributing $10 USD for a redeemable discount of the same amount, or by pre-ordering the software for $200 USD.
A beta version of AudioGL for Windows is scheduled for July 2012, with a version 1.0 release following in Q4 2012. The beta for Mac should also be available in Q4 2012, with a 1.0 release in Q1 2013.
Keith McMillen Instruments has introduced the QuNeo, the next generation of music software and hardware controllers for electronic musicians, DJs, VJs and DIY hackers.
Redefining music production and performance, QuNeo (pronounced kyoo-ne-oh) covers all of the functionality of other controllers, while adding the power of extra dimensions. Quneo provides 27 pads, sliders and rotary sensors with 3D Multi-Touch recognition for pressure, velocity, and location sensitivity, which allows musicians playing electronic sounds to change their timbre (quality, brightness and volume) the harder or softer they are played by simply varying touch pressure. The pads are also responsive to X (left – right) and Y (up – down) and recognize multiple gestures for pinching and swiping.
Previously with first generation products, controlling music software and hardware was limited. You could only hit a pad, twist a knob or push a button to manipulate sounds and effects. KMI has resolved these restrictions with its innovative next generation line of Multi-Touch controllers: SoftStep, 12 Step, and now QuNeo, that transforms musical intent into audio through physical control of 3D Multi-touch sensor technology.
The Size of an iPad: QuNeo is the size of an iPad 2 and fits in iPad accessories such as clips, stands and more.
3D Tactile Pads, Sliders, Rotary Sensors and Switches: 27 pads, sliders and rotary sensors that are pressure, velocity, and location sensitive, with 17 switches responding to how hard you press.
LED Light Feedback: a remarkable lumination scheme combines variably diffusive elastomers with 251 multi-color variable brightness LEDs providing visual feedback that is immediately responsive and delightfully informative.
Class Compliant and Open Source Development Kit: QuNeo works with USB, MIDI or OSC and will communicate with your favorite music software environments right out of the box. More advanced users and programmers can download the development kit to create their own code to respond to QuNeo’s sensor data.
The QuNeo is scheduled for release in March 2012. It is currently priced at $200 USD for pre-sale at Kickstarter.com