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Acon Digital updates DeVerberate to v1.1 (incl. AAX)

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Acon Digital DeVerberate

Acon Digital has released version 1.1 of its DeVerberate, a plug-in that can attenuate or boost the reverberation present in recorded material.

Along with quality and user interface improvements, the new version also supports the AAX plug-in interface, thus allowing Acon Digital DeVerberate to be used in the AVID Pro Tools product family.

Changes in DeVerberate v1.1

  • Improved reverb reduction with less artifacts.
  • New spectral smoothing setting.
  • AAX support (including AudioSuite).
  • On / off toggles for the estimated dry and reverberation signals.
  • Difference monitoring.
  • Knobs with linear movement.
  • OS X 10.6 support.
  • Flat package format with certificate to avoid Gatekeeper alerts on Mac.

DeVerberate for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $99.90 USD. The update is free for all DeVerberate customers.

More information: Acon Digital / DeVerberate

Exponential Audio updates PhoenixVerb & R2 to v1.5.0

Exponential Audio

Exponential Audio has updated its PhoenixVerb and R2 reverb effect plug-ins to version 1.5.0.

Improvements include AudioSuite support for AAX plugins, a number of new presets, and several bug fixes.

Changes in PhoenixVerb v1.5.0 / R2 v1.5.0

  • Moved logs (on Mac) to /Library/Logs/ExponentialAudio.
  • Fixed some potential permissions in Mac installer.
  • Windows build uses new AAX SDK.
  • Added presets [PhoenixVerb]: Back Yard, Deep Hall 2, Lge Stone Church 2, Slapback Explosion 2, Small Far Hall 2, Small Close Hall 3, [R2]: Lge Far Cham 2, Med Guitar Hall 3, Rich Guitar Hall 3, Lge 81 Plate 2, Lge Random Plate.
  • Fixed a bug that had found its way into the first beta. This caused the preset name not to be refreshed in the preset selector when using a mouse.
  • Fixed a few buffer initialization bugs.
  • [R2] Fixed a bug in the ProTools automation page tables. Early/Reverb filter frequencies were not being automated. Now they are.
  • [R2] Fixed a minor VST issue that caused the plugin to show up in the wrong category.
  • Added AudioSuite processing. AAX only.
  • Fixed a very rare issue that could cause a hang on removing plugins from a project (or on shutting down).
  • ProTools only: Program changes are now shown under automation. In order for this to work, all parameters (except bypass) must be automated.
  • Fixed a small bug that caused the zoom button to appear when the screen was too small to allow zoom.
  • Fixed an initialization issue that could theoretically cause a plugin to launch without passing audio. This problem was never observed in this plugin.
  • Added detection of Fairlight Dream II DAW.

PhoenixVerb and R2 are available to purchase for Mac and Windows (AU/VST/RTAS/AAX) for $199 USD and $299 USD respectively. A bundle of both plug-ins is $449 USD.

More information: Exponential Audio

SoundToys launch Pro Tools 11 for Mac support, AU for Mavericks update + Devil-Loc Halloween Deal

SoundToys

SoundToys has announced it is now officially supporting Pro Tools 11 for Mac with native AAX 64 versions of its plug-ins.

We are very proud to announce this new version FREE for registered users. It took a lot of work, and a lot of our time to recode our plug-ins for the new AAX 64 Native format and Pro Tools 11. We appreciate your patience, and thank you for your support along the way. So without further ado…

The SoundToys Effects and Boutique plug-ins now include full AAX Native support for Pro Tools 11 on the Mac.

The new installers are available for download from your SoundToys account now for the full line of real-time native plug-ins. (and there was much rejoicing. NO reallly, we are totally rejoicing)

Windows Native AAX 64-bit plug-ins are in development, though no release date is set. Speed is a non-realtime plug-in for Avid’s AudioSuite processing, and is also still in development.

Avid has not yet certified OS 10.9 Mavericks, so this release covers only OS 10.8.3 Mountain Lion.

SoundToys has also released updated Audio Units for the new Mavericks Mac OS X operating system.

This update also includes full support for Audio Units on Mac OS X Mavericks. This applies to all SoundToys real-time native plug-ins, and is free for all registered users in their SoundToys account.

This update features Mavericks compatible Audio Units versions for the native SoundToys Effects plug-in line (v4.3.1), as well as the full Boutique Series (v1.3.1), and all forth-coming plug-ins. Compatible hosts on Mavericks include Logic, Live, and Digital Performer.
Speed is a non-realtime plug-in for the Pitch & Time Machine in Logic only, and is still in development. No other Audio Unit hosts support this type of plug-in at this time.

Additionally, SoundToys has announced it is offering its Devil-Loc Deluxe audio level destroyer plug-in at a 60% discount in its Halloween Special promotion.

SoundToys Devil-Loc Deluxe Halloween Special

This offer is valid today only (October 31st, 2013).

More information: SoundToys

iZotope releases Nectar 2 vocal production tools

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iZotope Nectar 2

iZotope has announced the release of Nectar 2, a collection of intelligent production tools designed specifically for voice.

Flawless vocal production is just a click away. From quick corrections to limitless creativity, Nectar 2 treats your voice to sweet results.

Bring a vocal track to life with the only complete set of tools designed specifically for voice. Add impact with modeled plate reverb, harmonic saturation, and a wealth of creative effects. Stay in tune and remove distracting breaths without tedious, time-consuming editing. Instantly transform a single vocal take into a dynamic, harmonized ensemble. Whether you’re tracking or you’re mixing, Nectar 2 delivers professional vocals in an instant.

Nectar 2 features

  • Explore 11 powerful tools in one plug-in: Harmony, Plate Reverb, FX, Pitch, Delay, De-Esser, Saturation, Compressors, Gate, EQ, and Limiter.
  • Get smooth, pitch-perfect takes quickly with dedicated Pitch Editor and Breath Control plug-ins in the Nectar 2 Production Suite.
  • Finesse your sound with surgical detail using powerful advanced controls.
  • Improve vocal production at all stages, from tracking through mixing.
  • Rapidly audition different vocal sounds with 150+ presets, in a variety of genres from classic to modern.

Nectar 2 is available to purchase for the introductory price of $179 USD (Standard) / $219 USD (Production Suite) until October 30th, 2013 (regular $229 / $299 USD respectively).

More information: iZotope / Nectar 2

FabFilter releases FabFilter Pro-MB multiband dynamics plug-in

FabFilter has announced the availability of FabFilter Pro-MB, a brand-new multiband compression/expansion plug-in introducing unique workflow and signal processing advancements.

Featuring free placement of bands anywhere in the spectrum and a newly developed Dynamic Phase processing mode, FabFilter Pro-MB stands out from the plug-in crowd by combining exceptional sound quality with a new way of thinking about multiband dynamics.

FabFilter Pro-MB

A different approach
When working with multiband dynamics, you often focus on one or two specific frequency areas. Instead of conventionally splitting the entire spectrum with crossovers, FabFilter Pro-MB enables you to directly target these areas, simply by creating bands at any frequency range you’re interested in. Think bands, not crossovers! The interface clearly shows that the rest of the spectrum stays untouched. When desired, bands can easily be snapped together to form a traditional crossover system.

Rethinking multiband processing
To achieve truly transparent multi-band processing, FabFilter Pro-MB features an entirely new processing mode: Dynamic Phase. Exclusively developed for Pro-MB, it closely matches the frequency response of conventional multiband processing and results in a flat phase response when no gain changes are applied, but without introducing latency and pre-ringing effects (like Linear Phase processing), or static phase distortion (like Minimum Phase processing). Minor, typically inaudible phase changes are introduced only when the gain of a band is modified. Of course, FabFilter Pro-MB also offers outstanding Linear Phase and conventional Minimum Phase processing modes.

Intelligent, powerful and versatile
Up to six bands can be created, each offering a choice of downward or upward compression or expansion, together with a full set of dynamics controls, from range, ratio and knee control to lookahead and variable stereo linking. Intelligent, highly frequency- and program-dependent algorithms ensure excellent results with all kinds of program material. In Expert mode, more advanced features become available: mid- or side-only processing, external side chain triggering, including the option to trigger on a different, freely configurable frequency range.

Designed for you
Unlike traditional multiband compressors, which can be laborious to set up and control, FabFilter Pro-MB’s large interface is streamlined and uncluttered. Creating, snapping and selecting bands is a breeze, as is adjusting and tweaking multiple selected bands. At any time, the most important settings for all bands are visible at a glance, together with a real-time dynamic gain change curve and spectrum analyzer. Intelligent audio processing combined with optimal interface workflow makes FabFilter Pro-MB an absolute timesaver and a joy to use.

FabFilter Pro-MB features

  • Up to six processing bands, freely placeable anywhere in the spectrum.
  • Bands can be easily snapped together to form a conventional crossover system.
  • Unique Dynamic Phase processing mode featuring zero latency, no static phase changes and no preringing artifacts.
  • Excellent Linear Phase processing mode, eliminating audible artifacts when quickly changing crossover frequencies.
  • Minimum Phase processing mode.
  • Handles any form of dynamics processing, from highly transparent compression, limiting and expansion to pumping upward compression and punchy gating.
  • Fully customizable per band: threshold, range, attack, release, output gain, ratio, variable knee, lookahead (up to 20 ms), variable stereo linking, mid- or side-only processing, external side chain input, triggering on a separate frequency range.
  • Steepness of each crossover slope can be freely adjusted between 6 dB/oct and 48 dB/oct.
  • Intelligent, highly program- and frequency-dependent attack and release curves.
  • Unique interactive multiband display, designed for an optimal workflow.
  • Global dry/wet mix from 0% to 200% to easily scale the total effect of the plug-in.
  • High-quality audio processing algorithms with 64-bit internal processing where needed.
  • Up to four times linear-phase oversampling.
  • Accurate and smooth real-time frequency analyzer with pre- and post-processing options and ‘freeze’ feature.
  • Precise output metering.
  • GPU-powered graphics acceleration.
  • Double-click text entry of parameter values.
  • Stereo and mono plug-ins available.
  • Supports common Pro Tools hardware control surfaces, such as Avid ICON D-Control and D-Command.
  • All the usual features you’ve come to expect from FabFilter: perfectly fine-tuned knobs and controllers, interactive MIDI Learn, undo/redo and A/B switch, Smart Parameter Interpolation for smooth parameter transitions, an extensive help file with interactive help hints, sample-accurate automation, advanced optimization, and more.

FabFilter Pro-MB for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/AudioSuite is available to purchase for 169 EUR / $229 USD / £139 GBP. Existing FabFilter customers can purchase Pro-MB at a discount.

More information: FabFilter / FabFilter Pro-MB

Plugin Alliance releases elysia museq EQ plug-in

Plugin Alliance has announced the availability of the elysia museq equalizer effect plug-in, a software reincarnation of elysia’s award-winning flagship museq equalizer.

elysia museq

Since its original release in eye-catching rack-mounting hardware form back in 2009 elysia’s museq has more than lived up to its tagline: THE MUSICAL EQUALIZER. For this ear-opening EQ promptly walked away with coveted industry awards befitting its musical name and nature from those in the know on both sides of the pond. Why? Well, put simply, this awesome analog equalizer is a combination of premium sound-shaping capabilities with optimally-matched parameters and the highest- quality components — 100% discrete analog technology circuit design, permanent class-A mode signal processing using single transistors, and much more besides — enabling users to speedily achieve amazing-sounding musical results with the greatest of ease. Unsurprisingly, of course, audio and build quality such as this comes at a premium price. And rightly so.

Today, though, thanks to Plugin Alliance, elysia museq makes that most musical of EQs’ sought-after sound come alive in your favourite DAW at a $249.00 USD pocket-friendly price point set to take it to the musical masses! Moreover, the impressive features found on the original hardware are all present and accounted for here, including the outstanding resonant high-pass and lowpass filters (switchable to high and low shelf types) and the Warm mode sound shaper (to bring transparency, coloration, or both to the mix).

The elysia museq plug-in even brings some powerful extras to the musical table, such as MS Mode, an integrated M/S matrix for mid and side processing; Link, to link both channels for more convenient stereo operation; and dedicated output level controllers for adapting settings to the available headroom. Helpfully, the elysia museq license includes two plug-ins in one — a fully-fledged Master version with all the bells and whistles, plus a slightly simplified Mix version for easy, speedy setup.

So there you have it… the virtual version of a very flexible and musical-sounding EQ with an extremely powerful feature set, shining through on any kind of audio material anyone cares to throw at it!

Alternatively, it’s possible to purchase elysia museq as part of Plugin Alliance’s newly-introduced 100% elysia bundle — which also includes the elysia alpha compressor, elysia mpressor, and elysia niveau filter software reincarnations — for $489.00 USD, representing another attractive three-figure, 35% saving over purchasing the four plug-ins separately. Similarly, the newly-introduced 100% BX Bundle (featuring all 14 currently-available brainworx bx_ series plug-ins) and 100% SPL Bundle (featuring all 11 currently-available plug-ins from Plugin Alliance partner brand SPL) also represent remarkable value — all the more so since those same three tempting 0% finance schemes are also available at point of purchase. What’s more, as was the case with the original ALL Bundle, payment breaks are available when purchasing any of these Plugin Alliance bundles to further ease the financial burden — bundle plug-ins are automatically reactivated for another 30 days as soon as the next instalment is paid.

Plugin Alliance has got you covered, then, whatever way you choose to pay! So what are you waiting for? Go grab yourself a tasty slice of that sought-after sound courtesy of elysia museq and let your ears do the talking… after all, it’s THE MUSICAL EQUALIZER!

The elysia museq for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/AS) is available to purchase from Plugin Alliance for $249 USD. elysia museq is also available as part of the ALL Bundle – V2 or 100% elysia bundle at Plugin Alliance.

More information: Plugin Alliance / elysia museq

iZotope announces Nectar 2 Vocal Production Suite

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iZotope Nectar 2

iZotope has announced Nectar 2, the next version of its award-winning vocal processing technology.

Coming in October 2013, Nectar 2 will bring the best of digital innovation and analog character into a complete set of tools specifically for voice.

“We were excited to revisit what made Nectar so ideal as a vocal processing plug-in,” says Brett Bunting, Product Manager for iZotope Inc. “We’ve spent a lot of development time incorporating new ideas designed with our users in mind. Nectar 2 users won’t believe how quickly they’ll be able to recreate classic vocal sounds or invent brand new ones.”

With Nectar 2, add character to tracks with modeled plate reverb, harmonic saturation, and new creative effects. Stay in tune, remove distracting breaths without the need for audio editing, transform a single vocal take into a harmonized ensemble, and much more.

Nectar 2 features

  • Add harmonies to vocal tracks with the new Harmonizer. Play with intelligent automatic settings or define your own with a MIDI controller.
  • Add space and character to vocals with the EMT 140-modeled Plate Reverb module, featuring a unique saturation control to emulate the original plate’s preamp.
  • Finesse vocal takes quickly with the new Pitch Editor and Breath Control plug-ins.
  • Explore seven new creative effects in the new FX module.
  • Dive in with a streamlined Overview panel for simple adjustments and added metering for visual feedback.
  • Choose from 150+ new presets in styles that range from classic to modern.

Customers who purchased Nectar after August 1, 2013 will receive a free upgrade to Nectar 2 upon release. Special upgrade pricing will be available for all previous Nectar and Nectar Elements customers upon release.

More information: iZotope / Nectar 2

Plugin Alliance releases bx_hybrid V2 equalizer plug-in

Plugin Alliance has announced the release of bx_hybrid V2, a mono and stereo equalizer bundle by Brainworx.

Brainworx bx_hybrid V2
bx_hybrid V2 features Brainworx’ Auto Listen System, Notch Filters, sweep-able Bass- and Presence-Shifters, Stereo-Width Control, Mono Maker and more.

bx_hybrid V2 was re-designed from the ground up, using Brainworx´ latest filter-designs. Bringing you unrivaled analog-style filters and awesome digital workflow. The EQs will map any & all features of the AVID / Digidesign ICON center section EQ plus the Surround Joysticks.

Artifact-free EQ-ing up to 26(!)kHz, even in low-resolution sessions (44.1k & 48k).

5-band EQ plus Lo- and Hi-Pass filters with various adjustable filter orders (up to 5th order / – 30dB per octave), Lo- and Hi-Shelving EQs, Peak filters, 2 Notch-filters (with adjustable Q!), and Shifter EQs which can be controlled with Surround Joysticks or your mouse.

bx_hybrid V2 features

  • New: Brainworx critically acclaimed filters.
  • Artifact-free EQ-ing up to 26kHz.
  • 64-Bit & AAX (DSP & Native) Support.
  • New and innovative Solo Modes.
  • Shelving Filters, Hi- & Low-Pass, Notch Filters, Peak Bands, 11 Bands in total.
  • “Mouse Over” feature: adjust the parameters by holding the mouse over any knob and turning your mouse wheel.
  • Direct access: type in any valid number into the text fields for direct access to the exact value.
  • EQ graphic panel switch-able.
  • Fully automatable.

The bx_hybrid V2 is available to purchase for $199 USD.

More information: Plugin Alliance / bx_hybrid V2