Audio Ease has announced the release of Snapper 2, an audio utility which plays, displays and converts audio files from the Mac Finder.
Snapper is the on-screen waveform that appears as soon as you select a sound file in the Mac Finder. While staying in the Finder, you can grab a part of the waveform and drag it anywhere: into another Finder window to create a new file, into tracks of your editing software, or you can convert it to split-stereo, mp3, mp4 etc. You can extract audio from video, normalize, fade, or shoot the selection up to the cursor of your Pro Tools, Nuendo, Cubase or Logic. All without ever leaving the Mac Finder.
New in Snapper 2
- Much improved integration with Snow Leopard.
- Spot-to-cursor supports Nuendo, Cubase, Logic and ProTools.
- Drag selections anywhere, into tracks of any DAW, video editor or even iChat or mail.
- Even smaller cpu footprint.
- Better looking waveforms that build up quicker, and zoom smoother.
- Loop playback.
- 64 bit file support.
- New edit features such as a trim tool, fades and normalizing.
- Varispeed playback without pitch shift.
- Recent files tab.
- Level meters.
- and dozens of other features.
Snapper 2 is available to purchase for 59 EUR / $79 USD, and upgrades cost 39 EUR / $49 USD. Anyone that has purchased Snapper in the past 6 months gets a free upgrade.
More information: Audio Ease / Snapper 2
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on Feb 05, 2010
Audio Ease has updated released version 2.0.3 of the Mac version of Speakerphone, a speaker emulation effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
A bad GSM connection on a busy sidewalk, a bullhorn with feedback and a helicopter overhead, or a 1952 rockabilly guitar amp in a recording studio live room: The Speakerphone audio plug-in gives you authentic speakers of any size together with their natural environments.
Changes in Speakerphone v2.0.3 (Mac)
- When “Mute on Stop” is on, the telecom module also mutes.
- Bypass not saved anymore in Automation Presets.
- [AU] MIDI works now.
- [AU] in Logic: Plugin windows sticks to its frame now.
- [Live] Presets window floats on top of the plugin window.
- [VST] offline processing window can access presets window.
- Avid Media Composer compatibility.
- [Cubase 5] sample bay works again.
- [PT] choosing a Pro Tools presets writes automation.
- [PT] Compare works again.
- [PT] adjustments of automation data is correct now.
- [Audiosuite] no remaining of previous preview in rendered audio.
Speakerphone 2.0.3 is now availabe to download for Mac. The Windows update will follow up soon.
More information: Audio Ease / Speakerphone
Audio Ease has released Zappa recording studio: UMRK, a free impulse response set for Altiverb.
Arjen and Aram of Audio Ease went by Frank Zappa’s studio, the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen, to meet with Dweezil Zappa and together record the acoustics of both the tracking room and the famous Zappa echo chamber. Microphones and speaker in the echo chamber were set up just the way Frank had left them.
Utility Muffin Research Kitchen (Live room & Echo chamber)
You can read the full story on Dweezil Zappa’s blog.
The resulting impulse responses can be downloaded for free for use in Altiverb, Audio Ease’s convolution reverb plug-in, as part of the monthly-free-IR campaign.
More information: Audio Ease / UMRK for Altiverb
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on Oct 15, 2009
Audio Ease has released version 2.5.7 of the Nautilus Bundle and version 3.5.5 of the Rocket Science Bundle, two bundles of effect plug-ins for PC and Mac.
Changes in Nautilus Bundle v2.5.7 / Rocket Science Bundle v3.5.5
- Snow Leopard compatibility for AudioUnit.
- Improved mouse tracking in Cubase and Nuendo.
- Recording automation from plug-in user interface works again.
More information: Audio Ease / Nautilus Bundle / Rocket Science Bundle
Audio Ease has released a number of new impulse responses for Altiverb, featuring 19 street samples that were made at wide variety of locations at a moonlit business park near Audio Ease head quarters.
This set of streets & alleys has been recorded on a cold Tuesday night in February. On a windstill winter night like this there are no leaves on the trees that rustle, no animals around and no people since it’s cold and late. We then go out to record acoustics. We did a fair amount of street atmospheres and found that most of the recordings are extremely powerful when you need to place some source ‘outside’. You get slapbacks, and some dense reverb, make sure your input isn’t too loud and also add some ambience noise (as these IR’s are silent) and you’ll have an instant outside sound. Browse through this set, there’s a lot to discover.
A K&H battery operated speaker was used to playback the sine sweep. Four DPA 4006 TL omni directional microphones mounted on a lightweight quad spider stand were used to capture these outside acoustics.
The impulse responses are available as a free download for all Altiverb users.
More information: Audio Ease / Impulse Responses
Audio Ease has released version 6.3.5 of Altiverb, a convolution reverb plug-in for Mac and Windows PC.
It uses top quality samples of real spaces to create reverb, ranging from Sydney Opera House to the cockpit of a Jumbo Jet. Altiverb 6 offers the most extensive set of parameters, it supports all professional plug-in formats including protools TDM on the Mac, parameter automation and surround. Altiverb 6 gives you a choice between iLok SmartKey or Challenge/response copy protection, it lets you sample your own spaces (currently Mac only), and Altiverb is efficient on your cpu.
Changes in Altiverb v6.3.5
- [Mac] Fixed a crash in OpenGL.
- [ALL] Dry/wet mix settings are restored correctly (after a bug introduced in 6.3.3).
More information: Audio Ease / Altiverb