Reveal Sound updates Spire synth plugin to v1.0.19 + Version 1.1 coming in May

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Reveal Sound has released version 1.0.19 of Spire, a synthesizer instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Reveal Sound Spire

Spire is a software polyphonic synthesizer that combines powerful sound engine modulation and flexible architecture, a graphical interface provides unparalleled usability. Spire is the embodiment of the best opportunities, both software and hardware synthesizers.

Changes in Spire v1.0.19

  • Add: Release AAX version for Avid Pro Tools 11 Win.
  • Fixed: AAX crash issues.
  • Fixed: Improve stability.
  • Fixed: Improve GUI performance and fix issues.

Spire for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available for purchase for $189 USD/139 EUR incl. VAT.

Furthermore, Reveal Sound has announced the upcoming version 1.1 on its Facebook page.

Reveal Sound Spire 1.1

During last year we have worked on new version of Spire and we are pleased to announce Spire 1.1 which will be available on May 2015.

Spire v1.1 features

  • Major Core features:
    • New SSE optimized DSP engine with less CPU usage.
    • Memory optimization. Unused sections are no longer consume RAM.
    • Add Modulation Buses, Sources and Targets.
  • GUI Improvements
    • Design Upgrade.
    • 150%, 200% Scale modes.
    • Pitch and Mod Wheels.
    • Five Extra Mod Knobs (Macroses).
    • Global Pitch Shift.
    • Microtuning section.
    • Shift buttons in Arp.

Spire 1.1 will be available for Windows and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats.

Reveal Sound has also announced some long-term plans, including:

  • Extended preset browser.
  • Custom wave loading.
  • Granular sampler OSC mode.
  • Vowel OSC mode.
  • New reverberator’s types.
  • New shaper’s types.
  • Filter with Drive Parameter.

Development of the RE format for Reason will also continue.

More information: Reveal Sound


UVI offers 50% off Sparkverb for limited time

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UVI has launched a limited time sale on Sparkverb, a reverb effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

UVI Sparkverb 50% off


Perfectly suited for any material, from orchestral to rock, electronic, hip-hop or sound design, Sparkverb will help you sound better, work faster and cover more ground than ever before.

An advanced algorithmic engine offers unparalleled performance while delivering superb range and incredible sonic clarity. Paired with an efficient and intuitive user interface, Sparkverb may very well become your go-to reverb.

Sparkverb for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available for purchase for $99 USD until March 2nd, 2015.

More information: UVI / Sparkverb


Plugin Boutique Partner Focus: MeterPlugs plugins 30% off

Plugin Boutique is offering a 30% discount on MeterPlugs plug-ins as part of its Partner Focus.

30% off MeterPlugs

MeterPlugs is the meter plug-in company. Their sole focus is to provide you with exceptionally well-crafted meter and analysis plug-ins. No hardware, no effects, only meters.

MeterPlugs was founded in 2009 by Ian Kerr, in response to the loudness wars. Their plugins are suitable for mixing and mastering engineers who want an open, nuanced and natural sound. So put that compressor away, lose the loudness war, and make great music.

MeterPlugs plug-ins

  • K-Meter — Over the past twenty years, music has been getting louder and louder. New recording equipment and software have made it possible to produce extremely compressed audio. But is this really what listeners want? K-Meter offers an alternative by encouraging greater use of dynamic range. If you want your tunes to sound more open, nuanced and natural, this fully-compliant K-System meter is for you.
  • Perception — Ever wonder, “how loud should my music be?” Many people prefer louder music – that’s how the loudness wars started – but too much “loudness processing” can do more harm than good… Squashed, dull, flat sound – or even pumping and distortion. Now, with Perception, you can zero in on your music’s loudness “sweet spot”.
  • LCAST Stereo & LCAST Surround — LCAST makes it easy to take loudness and true-peak measurements. It supports all the major loudness standards and has easy-to-use presets for the most popular ones: ATSC A/85 (CALM Act), ITU BS.1770 and EBU R128. Mono, stereo and surround formats are all compatible (surround only available in LCAST Surround). Use LCAST with Logic, Final Cut Pro X, Soundtrack Pro, Cubase, Nuendo, Reaper and more. LCAST has everything you need to create broadcast-ready audio.

The MeterPlugs plug-ins are available at 30% off until March 10th, 2015.

More information: Plugin Boutique / MeterPlugs


Expert Sleepers releases USAMO

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Expert Sleepers has announced the release of USAMO (Universal Sample-Accurate MIDI Output), a hardware device that provides a sample-accurate, jitter-free MIDI output from your DAW.

Expert Sleepers USAMO

The MIDI signal is generated by the USAMO software, a plug-in which runs as a virtual instrument (AU/VST/AAX, Mac & Windows), as audio in your DAW. The DAW sends MIDI to the plug-in; the plug-in translates that to audio and sends it to the USAMO hardware, via an output on your computer’s audio interface. The USAMO then reconstructs the MIDI and outputs it on a standard 5 pin DIN MIDI socket.

In addition to MIDI note and controller data from the DAW, the USAMO software also generates MIDI clock, Song Position Pointer etc. It can also handle Sysex.

Because the MIDI signals are generated and transported as audio, they are guaranteed to be sample-accurately synced with your audio, and free of the jitter often associated with computer-generated MIDI.

USAMO is available for purchase for £100 GBP (inc UK VAT at 20%) plus postage.

More information: Expert Sleepers / USAMO


Plugin Alliance releases Drumatom 2 & Drumatom Player

Plugin Alliance has announced the release of Drumatom 2, a major upgrade to the world’s first microphone leakage suppression tool for multichannel drum recordings.

Drumatom 2 & Drumatom Player

The drumatom2 application provides faster analysis (25-50% faster depending on CPU power), algorithm improvements and an improved workflow. This is a free upgrade to all registered users of drumatom!

Perhaps the biggest news however, is the release of the new companion drumatom player plugin, which allows you to adjust the bleed reduction from inside your DAW! The new player plugin imports .dls files, which have been created by the drumatom2 application’s analysis process, so you can control the bleed of each track, as well as the overall bleed, while listening to the rest of your mix! This has been the #1 request of drumatom users and we are thrilled to announce that it’s now here.

The drumatom player plugin requires .dls files created by the drumatom app so you must either have the app, or be working with a studio who delivers tracks to you along with accompanying .dls files. The player plugin gives you the ability to dial in the amount of bleed to taste for each track while listening to the rest of your mix. For some projects you might want more bleed than others to preserve the vibe so being able to adjust bleed in context is quite helpful.

Drumatom 2 and Drumatom Player are available for Windows and Mac, priced at $299 USD and $99 USD respectively.

More information: Plugin Alliance / Drumatom


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