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Steinberg updates WaveLab to v8.0.2

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Steinberg WaveLab 8

Steinberg has announced version 8.0.2 of WaveLab, an extensive maintenance update to the production environment for mastering, audio editing and restoration.

Version 8.0.2 resolves more than 35 issues related workspaces, plug-ins and editing. Also included are several enhancements, such as performance optimizations under 64-bit OS X.

This update now contains the official WaveLab documentation in all supported languages, such as English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.

Changes in WaveLab 8.02

  • Several optimizations under Mac OS X 64-bit have been included.
  • The PDF manuals are now automatically installed into the WaveLab root directory for easy access.
  • The new shortcut entry in the Help menu opens the PDF manual in the language specified (language preferences).
  • The Record dialog now includes a “Stays on top” option.
  • The Crystal Resampler plug-in now supports 24 kHz and 12 kHz sample rates.
  • Various issues resolved. Details in the changelog.

This maintenance update is free of charge.

More information: Steinberg / WaveLab 8

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Wavosaur audio editor updated to v1.0.9.0

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Wavosaur

The freeware Wavosaur audio editor for Windows has been updated to version 1.0.9.0.

Wavosaur is a cool free sound editor, audio editor, wav editor software for editing, processing and recording sounds, wav and mp3 files.

Wavosaur has all the features to edit audio (cut, copy, paste, etc.) produce music loops, analyze, record, batch convert.

Wavosaur supports VST plugins, ASIO driver, multichannel wav files, real time effect processing.

Changes in Wavosaur v1.0.9.0

  • New VST Host
    • VST is now compliant with 2.4 Steinberg sdk.
    • VST Host lots of bugs fixed.
    • Scan options added: VSti filter, sub directories, add VST to the current list.
    • Suppression of items inside the VST list.
    • New VST rack and list visualisation.
    • Drag and drop between list and rack, and inside the rack.
    • VSTi different icons between instruments and effects.
    • Apply bug fixed.
    • Batch processor bug fixed for VST Chain feature.
  • Audio input
    • New record menu.
    • Hot plug support.
    • buffer loses bug fixed.
    • visual indication during recording: duration indication and record button blinking.
  • Audio ouput
    • hot plug of audio devices support.
    • Volume dialog updated with purcentage display.
  • Vumeter
    • more precise display for 30dB scale.
    • 120dB scale added.
    • Display options: thin, medium and large.
    • Color change.
    • Audio critical section added to improve stability.
    • Buffer out block size up to 4096 samples.
    • Cfg file format change (always editable in text editor like notepad).
    • Auto update check added: this option could be deactivated in configuration dialog box.
    • Aiff file bug fixed.
    • DC remover selection bug fixed.

Wavosaur for Windows is available to download as freeware. Donations are welcome.

More information: Wavosaur

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Michel Rouzic updates Photosounder to v1.9

Photosounder

Michel Rouzic has released version 1.9 of Photosounder, a software application for turning images into sound.

Every sound you’ve ever heard can be represented as an image and all possible sounds can be made from an image. Only Photosounder truly allows you to transform any sound as an image and to create any possible sound from an image. It is the ultimate bridge between the graphical world and the audio world, bringing the full power of image editing to the service of creating and transforming sounds.

Photosounder is the first audio editor/synthesizer to have an entirely image-based approach to sound creation and editing. Thanks to its powerful and omnipotent synthesis algorithms, it is capable of creating any sound possible. Powerful built-in image editing tools, some yet unknown to general image editing programs, are specifically tailored to enable you to create and edit sounds with ease in ways and with results simply impossible with other programs.

Changes in Photosounder v1.9

  • Live Synthesis mode added, it makes any change to the image heard instantly with no interruption.
  • Cursor-controlled playback.
  • Option to dump/save live synthesis output to an audio file.
  • Image rotation has been changed to make the image keep the same dimensions, can be applied on individual layers in multi-layer images.
  • Layers and groups of layers can be disabled.
  • Fixed layer list in menu in the Mac version to display more than just the names of the layers.
  • Various bug fixes, improvements and optimisations.

Photosounder for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $175 USD (full license) / $59 USD (non-commercial use).

The full license version of Photosounder is currently on sale at MacUpdate for only $49.99 USD (71% off).

More information: Photosounder

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Acon Digital releases Acoustica 6

Acon Digital has announced the release of Acoustica 6, a major new version of the audio editor for Windows.

Acoustica is a comprehensive audio editor for recording, editing, mixing and mastering. The intuitive user interface was designed with speed, accuracy and ease-of-use in mind and offers a large set of high quality processing tools to make your recordings sound the best. The consistent workflow simplifies your audio production work and batch processing, powerful audio restoration tools as well as Red Book compatible CD burning is also included.

Acon Acoustica 6
Acoustica 6 introduced multitrack editing.

Changes in Acoustica 6

  • Multitrack Editing (Standard and Premium Edition only)
    • Create as many audio tracks as you want.
    • Apply effect chains to tracks or master track.
    • Clips can easily be looped and stretched.
    • Add transitions between clips by simply overlapping them in the time line. Several transition curves are available.
    • Double click a clip to open and modify the content in an audio editor window.
    • Mix-down to 5.1 and 7.1 surround formats (Premium Edition only).
  • New Phase Linear Equalizer (Premium Edition only)
    • Phase linear six band parametric equalizer.
    • Six different filter types.
    • No frequency warping when close to the Nyquist frequency.
    • Variable bandwidths and filter slopes (from -3 to -120 dB / oct.).
  • New Audio Restoration Tools (Premium Edition only) – Acoustica Premium Edition now includes the same tools as found in the Restoration Suite:
    • DeNoise is a plugin designed to reduce stationary noise, such as broadband noise, hiss, wind noise, buzz and camera noise.
    • DeHum targets hum and buzz typically introduced by poorly grounded electrical equipment, but also other tonal noise sources like electrical motor noise.
    • DeClick is designed to remove impulsive noise such as clicks and crackle.
    • DeClip restores audio recordings distorted by analog or digital clipping.
  • Upgraded Processing Tools (Standard Edition only) – Acoustica Standard Edition 6 includes several of the high quality processing tools that were earlier only available in the Premium Edition:
    • Superb quality time stretching.
    • Transpose tool (pitch shift) based on the new time stretching engine.
    • New reverb with much better control over the room and filter parameters.
    • The parametric equalizer now offers six different filter types – low shelf, peak, high shelf, high pass, notch and low pass.
  • Other Improvements
    • Improved VST preset handling which is more consistent with how presets are managed for the internal processing tools.
    • Automatic recovery of recording audio if the computer shuts down unexpectedly during recording.
    • WAVE64 – support for files bigger than 4 GB now also in the Basic and Standard Edition.
    • The Basic Edition now includes MP4 and AAC import and export filters (only on Windows 7 or higher).

Acoustica 6 for Windows is available to purchase for $39.90 USD (Standard) / $119.90 USD (Premium). A free Basic version is available to download at no cost.

More information: Acon Digital / Acoustica 6

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Steinberg announces WaveLab 8 audio editing and mastering software

Steinberg WaveLab 8

Steinberg has announced the upcoming release of its highly acclaimed audio editing and mastering suite, WaveLab 8, alongside the smaller derivative, WaveLab Elements 8.

WaveLab 8 features a brand-new speaker management system, loudness metering and processing, single-window plug-in management, a master control panel, iZotope’s MBIT+ master dither, Voxengo’s CurveEQ, brickwall limiter and tube compressor, SuperClips, metadata support and over 150 improvements to its user interface and comprehensive tool set.

“The eighth generation of WaveLab clearly shows that we continue to invest in providing the highest level of quality, reflected in the wealth of enhancements to existing features while bringing new, advanced mastering and restoration tools by Steinberg, iZotope, Voxengo and Sonnox to mastering studios around the world,” said Timo Wildenhain, product marketing manager at Steinberg. “I think it’s safe to say that WaveLab is the number-one mastering software for Mac and PC on the market today.”

WaveLab 8 introduces a new speaker management system to its many indispensable features, providing maximum flexibility with up to eight-loudspeaker configurations.

Observing EBU R-128 compliance, WaveLab includes loudness metering for momentary, short-term and integrated values, true peak support and enhanced loudness and batch processing tools that meet EBU standards.

With the MBIT+ master dither developed by the engineers at iZotope, WaveLab now features a sophisticated set of word-length reduction algorithms for dithering and noise shaping. The second plug-in highlight is Voxengo’s linear-phase spline equalizer, CurveEQ, which matches and transfers a spectrum’s shape from one recording to another. More plug-ins newly introduced to WaveLab 8 are Steinberg’s Brickwall Limiter and Tube Compressor for extra punch and rich tone.

Workflow improvements see a polished user interface for easy operation, a brand-new master transport panel to expedite navigating through the project, single-window plug-in management that allows users to sort plug-ins by manufacturer, category or preference. Audio Montage now offers a new Master Plug-in Section for local storing of plug-in chains alongside SuperClip capability to combine multiple clips.

WaveLab 8 delivers professional editing tools that facilitate the audio editing in many ways: volume clip handles with raise selection adjust levels of individual selections conveniently, Track Lock to prevent accidental modifications, new trim and split options, auto-replay, improved processing via key commands and much more.

Many other improvements include extensive metadata support for creating and exposing valuable information on audio files, 16-bit floating-point zoom resolution for precise waveform display, refined marker handling and batch processing plus an overhauled in-app help system.

Steinberg will also be releasing WaveLab Elements 8, a smaller version of WaveLab, with its studio-grade Brickwall Limiter, Tube Compressor, a new transport panel, enhanced editing tools and track effects. Quality waveform resolution, an enhanced Audio Montage, metadata support and many other great improvements make WaveLab Elements 8 a powerful, and very affordable, audio editing application.

Steinberg WaveLab 8

WaveLab 8 features

  • Top-end audio editing and mastering solution, acclaimed by numerous professionals around the globe.
  • Innovative workspace concept for utmost flexibility and efficiency.
  • Powerful speaker management system: intuitive handling of up to eight different loudspeaker setups.
  • Advanced EBU R-128-compliant loudness metering, including a loudness graph, loudness meta normalizing and true peak support.
  • iZotope MBIT+ high-end master dither for adding a warm and natural flair to every nuance of your audio files.
  • Single-window plug-in management.
  • Voxengo CurveEQ, Brickwall Limiter and Tube Compressor for mastering-grade audio quality.
  • Master Transport Panel for quick and easy project navigation.
  • Enhanced editing workflow with volume clip handles, auto-replay option and single-click audio file processing.
  • New SuperClip concept, master plug-in section and drag-and-drop support for files of any sample rate.
  • Metadata support for a broad number of file formats.
  • 150+ improvements to user interface, editing, batch processing, in-app help system and many others.

WaveLab 8 and WaveLab Elements 8 will be available from May 2013 for a suggested retail price of 549 EUR and 99.99 EUR respectively. Prices including German VAT. WaveLab 8 Trial will be available as download through the Steinberg website and requires the USB-eLicenser.

More information: Steinberg / WaveLab 8

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Steinberg releases Nuendo 6

Steinberg has released Nuendo 6, the latest version of the state-of-the-art production environment tailored to post and audio production studios.

Steinberg Nuendo 6

“Nuendo 6 has undergone intensive development, and we are proud to make this solution available to our customers,” comments Timo Wildenhain, product marketing manager at Steinberg.

Nuendo 6 provides new mixing facilities featuring full-screen mode and scalability, Insert View for displaying activated insert slots, plug-in and channel search and integrated Control Room. The brand-new channel strip comprises high-pass and low-pass filters, a noise gate with sidechain support, various compressors and a brickwall limiter while the overhauled Channel Settings window provides immediate access to channel parameters.

Further highlights of Nuendo 6 are the EBU R128 standard compliant loudness metering with RMS metering scales, the Loudness Lane for tracking and editing loudness efficiently and the new ADR taker system including on-screen dialog for dialog recording and language dubbing.

Prominent plug-ins are MixConvert v6 for individual downmixing, Voxengo’s 64-band CurveEQ and IOSONO’s Anymix Pro 1.3 for automatic EQ and loudness adjustments to surround sound signal panning and upmixing up to 8.1 surround sound.

MemZap stores and recalls zoom settings and positions within the project, VST Connect SE plug-in allows for online collaboration and the Remote Control Editor is utilized for easy mapping of effect and instrument parameters to external controllers.

Other newly implemented features include a redesigned user interface, VariAudio 2.0, ASIO-Guard with drop-out prevention algorithms, a 1.5 GB library by Pro Sound Effects and 90 minutes of free online video tutorials.

The optional Nuendo 6 Expansion Kit (NEK) comprises features that turn Nuendo into a fully fledged composing application. Included are the new Chord Track, which detects and modifies the harmony structure of MIDI and audio tracks edited in VariAudio, and Chord Assistant, newly introduced to bridge chords and generate harmonic chord progressions. The feature set is complemented by Hermode tuning for dynamic retuning in real time, 300 new instrument sounds for HALion Sonic SE as well as the Retrologue virtual-analog and Padshop granular synthesizers.

Nuendo 6 is available to purchase for MSRP 1,699 EUR. The Nuendo 6 Expansion Kit is MSRP 249 EUR. Prices including German VAT. Various boxed and downloadable updates are also available from resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop.

Customers who have activated Nuendo 5 since November 14, 2012, are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to the latest version. Restrictions may apply.

More information: Steinberg / Nuendo 6

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GoldWave updated to v5.68

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GoldWave

The GoldWave audio editor for Windows has been updated to version 5.68.

GoldWave is a highly rated, professional digital audio editor. It’s fully loaded to do everything from the simplest recording and editing to the most sophisticated audio processing, restoration, enhancements, and conversions.

This version requires Windows XP or later and most likely will be the last 32 bit version of GoldWave. Future versions will be 64 bit and require Windows 7 or later.

VST support is still in beta testing. Feedback is required.

Changes in GoldWave v5.68

  • Loopback recording devices for easier stream recording.
  • Volume modulation in Flanger effect.
  • Improved quality for Similiary mode in Time Warp effect.
  • Improved volume in Pitch effect.
  • Grid/Snap-to-grid settings.
  • Opus file format support.
  • Improved playback and recording on multichannel devices.
  • Portable installation option.
  • Several other improvements.
  • Important fixes.

GoldWave for Windows is available to purchase for $19 USD (1 year license) / $49 USD (lifetime license).

More information: GoldWave

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