McDSP releases Channel G Surround for AAX

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McDSP Channel G Surround

McDSP has announced the release of Channel G Surround for Pro Tools 10 and 11 with support for both Mac and Windows, in AAX DSP and AAX Native plug-in formats.

Channel G Surround, like all McDSP AAX plug-ins, includes a 64-bit audio path, real-time control smoothing, and operation above 0 dB. The AAX DSP version can also share dsp chips with other AAX DSP plug-ins on Avid HDX hardware.

McDSP customers already owning the v5 version of Channel G Surround can download this update free of charge. Customers not owning Channel G Surround v5 can upgrade their plug-in at McDSP’s web store, or through their local Pro Tools dealer.

More information: McDSP

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TC Electronic intros Reverb 8 for System 6000

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TC Electronic has announced Reverb 8, a new infinite channel reverb algorithm for TC Electronic’s highly acclaimed System 6000 audio processing platform.

TC Electronic Reverb 8

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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AudioGaming updates AudioWind Pro & AudioRain Pro to v1.3

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AudioGaming AudioWind Pro

AudioGaming has released version 1.3 of the AudioWind Pro and AudioRain Pro procedural audio plug-ins for creating wind and rain sounds.

AudioWind is our revolutionary procedural audio plugin that helps you create the perfect wind sound in a matter of minutes. It requires just a few resources to work perfectly. Our D.O.S.E. technology allows you to work in real-time for up to 5.1 channel audio. You can modify your sound without entirely having to recreate it.

AudioRain is AudioWind’s little brother and offers high quality rain sounds. Shape your rain sound in real time, work from the small drop to the shower. Have it your way even in 5.1 channel audio.

Changes in AudioWind/AudioRain Pro v1.3

  • 64-bit compatible.
  • Supports Avid AAX plugin format.
  • New interface design .
  • Further optimized performance.
  • OSC control thruogh iPad.

AudioWind Pro and AudioRain Pro for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) are available to purchase for 290 EUR each. A bundle of both is 445 EUR.

More information: AudioGaming

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TC Electronic intros Broadcast 6000

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TC Electronic has announced Broadcast 6000, a a custom-tailored version of TC Electronic’s System 6000 MKII that is optimized for production with broadcast in mind.

TC Electronic Broadcast 6000

We have tailored a special version of System 6000 MKII that is optimized for production with broadcast in mind. It comes fully equipped and gives you a wealth of pristine algorithms.

Broadcast 6000 also facilitates live program mixing, making it the ideal solution for sports, gameshows or concerts. Ultimately, during live transmission, Broadcast 6000 becomes your number one toolbox as well as your safety net.

Also, by adding more speakers you can upgrade any conventional OB van or stereo editing suite to a full-blown 5.1 studio with loudness meters and calibrated listening.

Broadcast 6000 features

  • Tailored for Broadcast
    – Equally Great for Post Production and Live Program Mixing.
  • Cover Your Bases
    – Loudness Metering, Logging & Correction, Upconversion & Downmix, Monitor Controller.
  • System 6000 MKII Platform
    – The Audio Backbone of Thousands of Film and Music Studios Around the World.

The Broadcast 6000 will be available Q4 2013.

More information: TC Electronic / Broadcast 6000

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TC Electronic announces UpCon audio upconverter

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TC Electronic has announced UpCon, a combined and uncompromising upconversion and downmix processor in a single, high-density rack unit.

It continuously monitors the channel format of the incoming audio, and if the signal falls back from true 5.1 to stereo, UpCon seamlessly cross-fades into a convincing 5.1 surround upconversion without adding any interruptions or artifacts.

TC’s UnWrap HD algorithm is the go to upconverter for film and mastering professionals. The sheer sound quality achieved during upconversion is unrivalled and can be heard in countless cinema movies and music tracks. UpCon is based on UnWrap HD and shares its ultra low latency as well as its overkill processing resolution.

TC Electronic UpCon

Loudness Transparency

Contrary to many competing products, the upconverted audio is loudness transparent. Many format converters will output a significantly different signal in terms of perceived loudness compared to the source, but this is not the case with UpCon. Broadcasters often need to stay within certain boundaries according to regulation or recommendation and by letting UpCon handle the conversion from stereo to 5.1, it is possible to stay compliant regardless of the signal’s channel format.

Automatic Input Detection, GPI or Metadata

The hardware is based on the TC Electronic DB6 platform and UpCon offers the same extended control possibilities. Ease of use is key and it can detect the incoming signal channel format automatically. In case the engineer wants more manual control, UpCon also offers extensive GPI control, or it can be set up to react to incoming metadata.

UpCon also offers the same expandability as DB6 Multi. It comes with one 3G SDI stream standard, but it can be expanded with one or two optional UpCon 3G cards for a maximum of 3 simultaneous SDI streams – the ultimate cost-effective, high-density solution.

Redundancy and Reliability

It does not matter how well a transmission unit does its job if it is not completely reliable. Being the last line of defense in a live scenario calls for ultimate redundancy and reliability. Therefore, UpCon comes with dual low-noise fans, dual fuses and dual power inlets for feeding the unit from two independent power sources. This way, broadcasters are virtually risk-free of losing signal while on air.

UpCon is by definition inserted at a very critical point of the audio signal path, and it is an ‘always on’ type of unit that needs to deliver non-stop performance year after year. Should the unlikely event happen that DB6 loses power, transmission will go on thanks to the Relay Bypass feature that passes the stream directly from input to output no matter what happens. Further, if one of the power sources should fail, notification can be given using GPIO or SNMP traps.

The UpCon will be available in Q4 2013.

More information: TC Electronic / UpCon

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