Universal Audio announces AUD-2 Octo Ultimate 3 DSP Accelerator packages

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Universal Audio has announced Ultimate 3 packages for the UAD-2 OCTO PCIe DSP Accelerator Card and new UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO DSP Accelerator.

UAD-2 Octo Ultimate 3

Featuring 79 UA-developed UAD Powered Plug-Ins — including offerings from Studer, Ampex, Manley, API, Neve, and more — Ultimate 3 replaces Ultimate 2 as the most comprehensive software bundle offered by UA.

The Ultimate 3 software bundle includes all UA-developed plug-ins up to UAD Software v7.8 (Direct Developer plug-ins not included) and is available in two configurations.

Ultimate 3 packages

  • UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO Ultimate — $5,999 US MAP; Shipping early October
    • Includes new UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt OCTO DSP Accelerator desktop hardware plus the new Ultimate 3 software bundle.
  • UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate 3 — $5,999 US MAP; Now Shipping
    • Includes UAD-2 OCTO PCIe DSP Accelerator Card plus the new Ultimate 3 software bundle.

More information: Universal Audio

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Waves releases Dave Clarke EMP Toolbox

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Waves Dave Clarke EMP Toolbox

Waves has introduced the Dave Clarke EMP Toolbox, a collection of selected effect plug-ins.

Dave Clarke (Depeche Mode, Chemical Brothers, John Foxx, I am Kloot, Louisahhh!!! & Maelstrom) has been among the leading techno DJ/producers of the past two decades, commanding the respect of listeners everywhere, from massive outdoor festivals such as Tommorowland to the grittiest clubs of the underground scene.

The Dave Clarke EMP Toolbox contains seven supreme sound–crafting processors – the ones he uses regularly in his mixing and mastering sessions. With this collection of plugins, electronic music producers of any style will find what they need to give their mixes a professional lift. And if techno or electro is your trade, you will find even more.

Dave Clarke EMP Toolbox features

  • API 560 Graphic EQ.
  • Scheps 73 EQ/Preamp.
  • Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter.
  • LoAir Subharmonic Generator.
  • MetaFlanger.
  • Kramer Master Tape.
  • Dorrough Meters (Stereo).

The Dave Clarke EMP Toolbox is available for purchase for the introductory price of $599 USD (regular $800 USD).

More information: Waves / Dave Clarke EMP Toolbox

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Bitwig intros Community Controllers

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Bitwig has announced Community Controllers, a new section of its website dedicated to Bitwig Studio’s groundbreaking integration with virtually any hardware controller.

Bitwig Community Controllers

The Bitwig “Open Controller API,” an open-source platform makes this possible using JavaScript which allows anyone from hardware manufacturers to Bitwig Studio users to create, share, and collaborate on powerful controller scripts, for the best possible integration of controller hardware and Bitwig Studio.

Bitwig has also announced that its Bitwig Studio EDU License will be released on June 11th, 2014.

Whether you’re a student designing sounds for production or performance, an educator developing an inspiring course curriculum, or an administrator supplying the latest tools and workflow to ensure your institution remains competitive, Bitwig will offer support with a cost-effective solution for purchasing Bitwig Studio.

Bitwig Studio EDU Pricing details are as follows:
209 EUR, USD 289.99 (MSRP) 269.99 (MAP)

Additionally, the first major Bitwig Studio Update is on schedule to offer new features, continuing to eliminate the boundaries between your creativity and workflow. A release candidate is available to download.

More information: Bitwig

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Universal Audio releases API Vision Channel Strip Plug-In

Universal Audio API Vision Channel Strip

Universal Audio has announced the release of API Vision Channel Strip, an effect plug-in for the UAD platform and Apollo.

For over 40 years, API mixing consoles have become synonymous for audio excellence and multi-platinum recordings. From the Foo Fighters to Fleetwood Mac’s classic Rumours, API mixing desks are legendary for their colorful punch and warm analog detail. Now Universal Audio is pleased to release the API Vision Channel Strip Plug-In for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo audio interfaces.

Featuring five API modules — the 212L Microphone Preamplifier, 215L High/Low Cut Filters, 235L Gate/Expander, 225L Compressor/Limiter, and 550L 4-Band Equalizer — the API Vision Channel Strip plug-in allows owners of Apollo audio interfaces and UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware to impart their tracks with the same focus, punch, and harmonic detail as its high-end hardware counterpart.

API Vision Channel Strip features

  • Faithful channel strip emulation from API’s flagship Vision analog console.
  • Comprised of five distinct modules: 212L Mic Preamp, 215L High/Low Cut Filters, 235L Gate/Expander, 225L Compressor/Limiter, and 550L 4-Band Equalizer.
  • Models custom 2520 API op-amp and transformers with circuit nonlinearities.
  • Allows recording in real time via Apollo interfaces (sub-2ms latency) and/or mixing workflows via UAD-2 hardware.
  • More than 70 artist presets from Joe Chiccarelli, Neil Dorfsman, David Isaac, Nathaniel Kunkel and John Paterno.
  • Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card, available from authorized dealers worldwide.

API Vision Channel Strip is available for purchase for $299 USD.

More information: Universal Audio / API Vision Channel Strip

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LSR Audio releases VLB525 compressor plugin

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LSR Audio VLB525

LSR Audio has announced the release of VLB525, a classic FET compressor effect plugin modeled after the API 525 feedback compressor.

The 525 compressor first appeared in the early 70’s. It was integrated as a 500 module in famous american recording consoles. Over the years the 525 has become a favourite of many engineers in the recording industry, contributing its sound in numerous classic recordings.

The 525 is a character compressor that adds thickness and warmth to the signal. It is favoured on guitars, vocals, drums and bass. VLB525 further extends the hardware versatility with an adjustable attack time, and stereo link for stereo tracks or busses.

VLB525 features

  • Authentic hardware circuit / non-linear components emulation.
  • Peak detecting feedback compressor / limiter.
  • Threshold and make-up level.
  • Ceiling adjusts compression and compensates the level.
  • Gain reduction VU meter.
  • Compressor mode (2:1 ratio).
  • Limiter mode (20:1 ratio).
  • Off mode: signal goes through the output opamp and transformer directly without compression.
  • Bypass mode: true bypass.
  • 4 release times: 0.1, 0.5, 2.0, 2.5 sec.
  • De-Ess function.
  • Adjustable attack.
  • Mono or stereo, with adjustable stereo link.
  • Adjustable internal simulation level.
  • Optional noise floor and hum modeling.
  • Retina displays compatible.

The VLB525 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available to purchase for the introductory price of $129 USD until October 15th, 2013 (regular $159 USD).

More information: LSR Audio / VLB525

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