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Steinberg launches Groove Agent 4

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Steinberg has launched Groove Agent 4, the drum workstation that comprises different drum modules each specialized in certain acoustic and electronic drum styles.

Steinberg Groove Agent 4

Together with its additional capabilities to program patterns easily, mix drum tracks, add studio-grade effects and the perfect incorporation with Steinberg’s award-winning Cubase software, Groove Agent 4 is the ideal tool for composers, producers and musicians.

Groove Agent 4 features three drum modules, also known as Agents, which trigger a wealth of grooves and samples. Each Agent offers a set of specialized tools essential to the style of drum production in demand, but Agents can also be combined, giving Groove Agent 4 its unique multi-Agent architecture.

The Acoustic Agent consists of three drum kits: Studio Kit, Rock Kit and Vintage Kit. Each kit includes dedicated controls that adjust the mix of room and overhead microphones, bleeding signals as well as further kit tuning. Armed with a dedicated channel strip sporting EQ, compressor, tape saturation and envelope shaper, the acoustic drum mixer comes with up to 20 microphone channels, six group channels and four aux buses. The Style Player provides over 50 contemporary styles to choose from. Once selected, Groove Agent 4 offers a groove with intros, fills and endings and up to 16 variations of the main part that can seamlessly be blended by complexity and intensity.

The Beat Agent gets down to intricate beat production, boasting over 100 kits quickly accessible via the MediaBay and the Sample Browser as well as a broad scope of editing capabilities available through the Sample Editor. The Drum Classifier detects the different kit components in a loop and allows users to extract, replace and rearrange them. The Vintage and Turntable modes add the sound perceived in early 12-bit drum machines.

The Percussion Agent includes percussion instruments the likes of bongos, shakers, tambourine and congas. Its Style Player combines up to 8 substyles and adjusts the complexity and intensity of each instrument. With more than 20 styles the Percussion Agents covers grooves ranging from disco, funk, pop and R&B to classic percussive standards, such as bolero and bossa nova.

The entire library encompasses over 22,000 samples and more than 3,800 grooves. All drum kits have been recorded in 24-bit resolution while the Acoustic and Percussion Agents also offer 16-bit versions on top.

Additional features highlighted in Groove Agent 4 are the Pattern Editor for easy editing of grooves and the Jam mode that creates backing tracks on the fly. The overall kit mixer provides 29 quality effects and 16 stereo outputs that can be fed directly to any host mixer. In conjunction with Cubase, Groove Agent 4 takes integration to a new level, allowing users to drag and drop samples and MIDI patterns from Cubase onto Groove Agent 4 or drag patterns from Groove Agent 4 back into Cubase. Drum maps from Groove Agent kits are automatically created and pad names are copied to Cubase.

“The fourth iteration of Groove Agent gives us reason to cheer: we’ve been working hard on delivering a multi-role virtual drummer that is matchless,” said Matthias Quellmann, product marketing manager at Steinberg. “We are confident that Groove Agent will equally become a rich source of inspiration and creativity for musicians all over the globe.”

Groove Agent 4 features

  • Complete virtual drum workstation including three specialist Agents for drums, beats and percussion — combinable in four slots.
  • Huge library including over 22,000 samples and more than 3,800 grooves and patterns for any contemporary music style.
  • Acoustic Agent virtual drummer with stunningly detailed drum kits for unmatched realism.
  • Beat Agent drum sampler for electronic music production including advanced slice editing and automatic drum hit recognition.
  • Percussion Agent with more than 20 instruments to complete your virtual rhythm section.
  • Full pattern editor for groove editing on the fly.
  • Style Player plays in the desired complexity and intensity, generates auto fills and much more.
  • Jam mode creates immediate backing tracks, including intro, fills and ending.
  • Integrated mixing board with high-end audio effects for flexible control over all aspects of your drum sound.
  • Advanced Cubase integration with drag and drop, full automation and automatic drum map exchange.

Groove Agent 4 will be available for purchase from resellers from August 20th, 2014 for a suggested retail price of 179 EUR including German VAT. The Groove Agent 4 update from version 3 is now available as a download through the Steinberg Online Shop for 99.99 EUR, including German VAT.

More information: Steinberg / Groove Agent 4

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Audio Assault updates GrindMachine to v1.55

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Audio Assault has released version 1.55 of GrindMachine, a metal tone effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Audio Assault GrindMachine

No need to tweak, just plug Grind Machine into your track and enjoy instant mix ready tones that cut through your mix effortlessly.

Grind Machine keeps it simple, using any of it’s 12 amplifiers and 20 cabinets it gives you over 240 kick-ass sounding rig variations, leaving you to focus on the songwriting process and save time on your mix.

Changes in GrindMachine v1.55

  • 3 new metal amps.
  • 2 new cabs.
  • Now includes 15 all metal amps and 22 cabs.

The plug-in is available for purchase for $29.99 USD (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX).

More information: Audio Assault

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Sinevibes updates Atom, Flow & Turbulence plugins

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Sinevibes has updated Atom, Flow and Turbulence, three effect plugins for Mac.

Sinevibes Atom

Changes in Flow v1.0.1

  • Eliminated lag when switching between presets with different sequencer timing.

Changes in Turbulence v2.0.1

  • Eliminated lag when switching between presets with different sequencer timing.
  • Fixed wrong parameter names in the parameter automation interface.
  • Minor corrections in the user manual.

Changes in Atom v1.0.1

  • Fixed presets not loading or plugin appearing twice on some systems.

The updates are now available to download from Sinevibes.

More information: Sinevibes

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sonicLAB releases CosmosƒFx live input effects plugin

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sonicLAB has announced the release of CosmosƒFx, the effects plugin version of Cosmosƒ vSaturn.

sonicLAB CosmosƒFx

CosmosƒFx offers three different live input handling methods. – The direct input mode; delivering the live input directly to the micro events. – The circular buffer sampling mode; recording the input into a circular buffer which can be read with different buffer lengths for each micro event. – The additive synthesis sample mode; assigns the circular buffer data to 12 partial additive synthesis engine of Cosmosƒ.

CosmosƒFx comes free bundled only with a purchase of vSaturn, which is $230 USD.

More information: sonicLAB / CosmosƒFx

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Boz Digital Labs updates plugins + Sale launched

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Boz Digital Labs

Boz Digital Labs has updated all its plug-ins with support for Pro Tools 11.2.

Any of you Pro Tools users may have noticed that when you updated to 11.2, most of your Boz Digital Labs plugins stopped working. We are pleased to announce that all of our plugins have now been updated to fix this issue.

You can update your plugins for free by going to http://www.bozdigitallabs.com/my-account/ and downloading the latest versions of your plugins.

If you don’t use Pro Tools 11, there is really nothing exciting about these updates, so feel free to pass.

The plug-ins are available for purchase at a 20% discount during a week long sale.

To celebrate the fact that I no longer have to spend my days recompiling old plugins (and the fact that blackberry season is beginning!) I’m going to let you take 20% off any plugin purchase at Boz Digital Labs. Just use the coupon code BLACKBERRIES at checkout to receive your discount.

The sale ends July 30th, 2014.

More information: Boz Digital Labs

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Audio Ease updates Speakerphone for Mac to v2.1

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Audio Ease has released version 2.1 of Speakerphone for Mac, an audio plug-in that provides authentic speakers of any size together with their natural environments.

Audio Ease Speakerphone 2

The long awaited 64 bits AAX update of Speakerphone has been released. It adds 64 bits, AAX for ProTools 10.3.8 and up, host based presets, modern speakers form tablets flatscreens and smartphones, and the entire GUI, old fashioned as it is, is now at Retina Resolution.

Speakerphone has become the industry standard solution when a speaker needs to be faked in any production. It contains Impulse Responses of hundreds of authentic Phones, PA’s, guitar cabinets, helmet intercoms, and big old tube radios, together with ambiences, distortion, leslie, GSM codecs and all other processing specific to these quirky devices. Speakerphone can be heard it in every major Hollywood production, sometimes on almost the entire dialogue as recently in ‘Gravity’.

Windows support is not yet included in this release, but it has followed closely during Mac development so more news about that soon. However, the Mac version of the AAX RTAS MAS VST and AU plug-in that Trent Reznor uses daily to ‘un Steely-Dan’ his audio,” is free for all users of Speakerphone 2, and fully backward compatible with previous versions of what Joe Baressi has called ‘the plugin that *does* sound like ass.

Changes in Speakerphone 2.1

  • 64 bits.
  • AAX (does require Pro Tools 10.3.8 or up).
  • New smartphone, tablet and flatscreen TV speaker IRs added !.
  • New preset browser.
  • Factory presets also in host format.
  • Retina display support.

Speakerphone 2 is available for purchase for 395 EUR excl. VAT.

More information: Audio Ease / Speakerphone

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Intermorphic updates Noatikl to v2.5.22

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Intermorphic has released version 2.5.22 of the Noatikl generative music lab for Windows, Mac & iOS.

Intermorphic Noatikl

Love generative music? Explore & design your own fascinating soundscapes with Noatikl, the evolution of SSEYO Koan – now with SoundFont (SF2) support!* Noatikl’s got the power, features and breadth of control that you need.

Changes in Noatikl v2.5.22

  • Noatikl Desktop and Desktop Audio Plugins:
    • New: Added Soundfont SF2 support (mono only – stereo channel data is ignored for now), accessed/selected via Wavetable Sound Unit.
    • New: Includes 6 all new high quality SF2 files (Drums Acoustic, Piano Upright, Piano Electric, Guitar 12-String, Synths, E-Perc).
    • Added: “Send all CC events” checkbox in Preferences; uncheck to send only Bank Select, Micro Controllers and User Envelopes.
    • Added: Crash reporting, so we can be much more responsive for finding and fixing any crashes.
    • Fixed: Missing tempo envelope support.
    • Fixed: Crash on start if you had a mono audio input device selected as default in Audio MIDI Setup on Mac…
    • Fixed: Behaviour of “Auto Restart?” parameter.
    • Fixed: Listening voice behaviour.
    • Improved: Much easier to use wavetables in Noatikl via the Wavetable unit (the DLS and Samples dialogs are now deprecated).
    • Improved: Files are now saved and opened by default from Music/Intermorphic/… so they are much more easily shared with Mixtikl, and with Noatikl and Mixtikl for iOS.
    • Improved: Tempo changing; now much smoother.
    • Improved: “Getting started” information is now shown when you have no documents open.
    • Improved: Renamed “Use Patch?” voice parameter to “Send MIDI Bank/Patch?”.
    • Improved: Most pop-up panels (e.g. MIDI cooker) can now be resized.
    • Removed: Timer Accuracy (ms) from Noatikl preferences (deprecated).
  • Noatikl iOS:
    • Fixed Tempo envelope operation.
    • Improved tempo changing; now much smoother.
    • Bug fixes.

Noatikl desktop and audio plugins are available for purchase for $49.99 USD each. The iOS version is free to download from the iTunes App Store ($9.99 USD in-app purchase required to unlock some features).

More information: Intermorphic / Noatikl

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