Longcat has released AudioStage, the first 3D audio authoring and mixing solution compatible with all major audio software.
AudioStage benefits from a full-3D user interface that shows a virtual sound scene and all its components: audio sources, listeners, rooms and trajectories.
The interface may be used with tactile screens or a mouse, and allows for a simple sound and space authoring.
The 3D scene allows to simultaneously obtain an infinity of mixes addressing a large number of formats. The editor and sound engineer may concentrate on the audio scene creation, without taking the final support into account, hence gaining productivity and creativity.
Input tracks: mono or multichannel.
Acoustic environment: complete with connected rooms, physical simulation of openings, walls, and reverb.
Authoring: infinite number of scenes, tracks, and environments in one single project.
Automation: full parameter automation and animation of audio objects.
3D object-based mixing: simultaneously mix in stereo, surround, or any full-3D format up to 64 channels.
Spatialization: comprehensive techniques (including stereo, binaural, stereo3D, surround, Ambisonics, and VBAP) applied individually to audio sources in each mix.
Commercial editions: AudioStage Stereo, Surround, and Unlimited.
Free LITE edition available for your first 3D mixes.
AudioStage is available to purchase for Windows and Mac, starting at 990 EUR (introductory price for the Stereo edition). A free AudioStage LITE edition is available to download from the Longcat Audio website.
VRSonic has announced the release of VibeStudio LE, a lite edition of the acclaimed VibeStudio Designer 3D audio authoring suite.
Vibestudio LE provides many of the same features as VibeStudio Designer, but with a highly affordable price tag. Vibestudio LE provides the ability to compose and render spatial audio scenes to binaural headphones or 2.1, 4.1, or 5.1 loudspeaker display for use in post-production, live audio, exhibition, lecture, immersive theater, or virtual environment systems using path animation, room models, and audio files, ReWire channels, or live inputs from your sound card as audio sources.
Also new with this release is the addition of a library of sound effects provided by online sound effect library, SFXsource. In addition, each full license to VibeStudio LE comes with a 35% off coupon to SFXsource.
VibeStudio LE is available to purchase for $129 USD.
Peace Love Productions has announced the release of four new royalty free video loop packs for Vjs and music producers.
PLP, originally a provider of music loops, is venturing into video loops. They are announcing four new royalty free video loop packs for Vjs and music producers. Each pack contains 18 seamless loops that are fully compatible with popular Vj apps like Serato Scratch Live ( with the Video Plug in) and Resolume as well as the many Daws that can also import video like Garageband, Acoustica Mixcraft, and Sony Acid Pro.
PLP Analogica, Blockade, Particle Pulse & Red Sector video loop packs
PLP Video Loop Packs
Analogica – Vintage Analog Synthesizers In 3D-Space
This visual pack features synthesizer legends from Roland, Korg, Arp, and Oberheim. Each synth images is brought back to life through 3D motion mapping technology.
Blockade – Abstract motion mapping
3D motion mapping of bright and sparkling visual objects in 3D space. A perfect companion for a wide range of electronic music styles.
Particle Pulse – Beatmatched Visual Loops
This set features visual loops created from the legendary Edirol CG8 video synthesizer. Each is beatmatched to 120 bpm for perfect sync with dance music. Included is a wide range of particle effects, bouncing objects, spinning objects, and lines.
Red Sector – Where Everything Has Living Skin
This pack features a wide range of strange but seamless looping objects from our continuing voyages to the Red Sector – where everything has living skin. Get some for your living room, visual kitchen, or audiotracks and live the performance. These shiny lifeforms love to listen to stellar music of all kinds.
Each pack is available to download for $24.95 USD. Available formats: NTSC 720 x 480 / PAL 720×576, for Mac (mov.files – Quicktime PJEG encoded) and PC (avi.files | indeo encoded).
VRSonic has released version 2.5 of VibeStudio Designer, a professional spatial audio design suite comprised of two applications: VibeStation and Profiler.
Together these applications create a one of a kind spatial audio package that provides the ability to compose and render spatial audio scenes to binaural headphones or 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, 7.1, 8.1, or 10.2 loudspeaker display for use in post-production, live audio, exhibition, lecture, immersive theater, or virtual environment systems.
In addition to being Windows 7 compliant, VibeStudio Designer 2.5 updates include a detachable script editor, support for 8 and 10 channel speaker arrays, support for native audio drivers, and numerous changes to the VibeStation user interface. Also new with this release is the addition of a small library of sound effects provided by online sound effect library, SFXsource. In addition, each full license to VibeStudio Designer 2.5 comes with a 35% off coupon to SFXsource.
VibeStudio Designer 2.5 is available to purchase for Windows PC, priced at $595 USD. A trial version is available to download from the VRSonic website.
The Dual SP0256 vocal synthesizer is the descendant of an earlier circuit of mine, Analog Controlled Speech Synthesizer. I crammed in all the features I’d want from a singing robot. It was a good challenge because it inspired some analytical thinking about the relationship between speech and singing.
The features of this circuit are:
2 trigger inputs to step through pitch and vocal sequences independently
speech data stored cartridge-style on EPROM
2-oscillator richness using dual SP0256-AL2 speech chips with crossfade mixer
optimized low-pass filtering for less strident tone
SP0256 crystal oscillators replaced with VCOs for pitch control
each chip has an independent / linkable 4-step analog step sequencer for pitch
lower step sequencer has switchable clock divider (divide/2 to divide/16)
glide and LFO functions
speech rate (slur) control
built-in realtime programmable sequencers for pitch and speech trigger
IR Sync input for wireless infrared tempo matching
Hello, my name is Matt. I record, edit, and mix music for a living. My profession requires an extremely discerning ear. This little listening test is to see if you can pick up subtle differences in pitch.
For all the hype around mobile music creation, here’s a story with an ending in the opposite direction. Independent developer Olivier Gillet is the reason a lot of people see handheld gadgets as potential music making devices; he’s the creator of the brilliant Bhajis Loops for Palm. But, as if to prove that hardware can be a digital platform, too, his latest creation, while it will fit in your palm, isn’t for a device like the overcrowded iPhone.
Sonic Wire Sculptor is based on a musical instrument by Amit Pitaru which has been shown in museums and galleries world wide. A great effort has been placed in reworking the app to take advantage of the the iPhone's unique audio and input capabilities. The Sonic Wire Sculptor turns your 3D drawing into sound. It introduces a simple yet deep connection between visual and audio composition.
John Fisher has released a free VOSIM synth for Reaktor.
Well, for all you poor bastards who don’t own a G2 modular, and can’t use the VOSIM patch I made for mine, I have put together a VOSIM patch in Reaktor. Actually, part of the reason I made it was just to implement some features I couldn’t get in the G2, and because I thought it might sound different in reaktor.
Behringer has announced the Virtualizer Pro 3D FX2000, a high-performance 3D multi-engine effects processor with Real Sound Modeling technology.
The VIRTUALIZER PRO 3D FX2000 Effects Processor uses BEHRINGER’s Real Sound Modeling (RSM) technology to give 71 stereo algorithms the power to accurately emulate a wide range of acoustic environments.
Effects options include 12 different reverb programs, modulation, amp simulation, distortion and special effects, as well as dynamic and psychoacoustic processing. Performance is further enhanced through user-addressable high and low EQ and wave-adaptive VIRTUAL ROOM reverb algorithms. Logical grouping of parameters, along with the combination of encoders, buttons, LEDs and an easily readable LED display, are included for intuitive operation.
Virtualizer Pro 3D FX2000 features
71 breathtaking new algorithms—true RSM (Real Sound Modeling) stereo and 3D effects.
Wave-adaptive virtual Room reverb algorithms for natural reverb and delay.
Awesome modulation, dynamic, psychoacoustic and EQ algorithms.
Authentic amp simulation, distortion and special effects.
11 effect combinations with selectable serial / parallel configuration.
Up to 7 adjustable parameters plus 2-band EQ per effect.
24-bit A/D and D/A converters with 64/128-times oversampling.
True stereo processing for realistic channel separation in stereo image.
100 factory presets plus 100 user memory locations.
Extensive MIDI implementation.
Accurate LED level meters for perfect level setting and optimum performance.
Servo-balanced XLR and ¼” TRS inputs and outputs.
High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life.
Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany.
The Virtualizer Pro 3D FX2000 will be available soon for an MSRP of 120 EUR / $199 USD.