Synchro Arts has announced the immediate availability of Revoice Pro 3, a major upgrade to the application already used worldwide by top audio professionals for the fastest and easiest timing and pitch alignment of vocals, instruments and ADR.
Now Revoice Pro 3 offers stunning new sound quality, powerful new tools, and workflow enhancements for users of all popular DAWs including Logic Pro X, Cubase, Nuendo and Pro Tools.
Revoice Pro 3 arrives with a host of improvements and major new features, including the simplest and fastest Warp functions for manually adjusting audio timing and pitch, What’s more, users report that Revoice Pro 3 provides the most natural and transparent-sounding processing available.
At the heart of Revoice Pro is our unique Automatic Performance Transfer (APT) process, which can give one signal the timing, pitch, vibrato and level features of another signal, and the realistic Doubler function. These, along with the added Warp process mean there is now a one-stop, time-saving, high-quality solution for creative and corrective audio manipulation tasks.
In addition, integration with most DAWs is now faster and easier than ever, using the simple Revoice Pro Link plug-ins or fast and familiar drag-and-drop or copy-and-paste operations.
For those new to Revoice Pro there simply is nothing else that offers vocal time and pitch alignment, combining the power, ease of use and best-in-class sound that Revoice Pro offers. Say goodbye to feature poor, hard to use and glitchy vocal plug-ins.
Revoice Pro delivers for both music and post applications… hearing is believing.
Changes in Revoice Pro 3
Manual Pitch and Time Warping of audio – intuitive, easy to select and manipulate time and pitch and maintain the highest quality.
Pitch correction functions – select modes over any range, with automatic snap to pitch grid options.
Time-variable Pitch transfer parameters – graphically vary pitch tightness, offset and transfer strength to control the APT function’s processing.
Easily create and change stacked tight vocals – change a Guide signal’s timing or pitch, and all related output tracks follow the changes automatically.
Improved Interface – Simpler, cleaner, faster and easier to understand and use.
Stunning audio quality– processing can produce totally transparent time and pitch adjustments.
AU Monitor plug-in – plays Revoice Pro’s output through AU stereo insert and tracks DAW’s playback in same way as Revoice Pro’s RTAS and VST3 monitor plug-ins.
Enhanced Doubler – can modify timing of output and has longer and negative time delay up +/- 200 ms.
Now works with even more DAWs – see www.synchroarts.com for details.
Hundreds of improvements and fixes – added to simplify and speed up learning and using.
Revoice Pro is available for purchase for RRP $599 USD/449 EUR/£374 GBP. Prices ex VAT where applicable. A 14-day free trial license (iLok-based) for Revoice Pro is avaialble from Synchro Arts.
Existing owners should visit http://www.synchroarts.com/store to check their eligibility for a discounted or free upgrade. Discounts are available on trade-ins for current VocALign owners.
FabFilter has announced the launch of its Holiday Sale, offering 25% discount on all plug-in bundles for a limited time.
To celebrate the end of the year, we are running a Holiday Sale in the online FabFilter web shop! Until January 1, we offer 25% discount on all plug-in bundles. In addition, if you already own one or more FabFilter plug-ins, your online FabFilter account* also offers you discounts of 25% or more during the Holiday Sale.
Don’t miss out on this chance to complete your FabFilter collection, or recommend FabFilter plug-ins to a friend!
FabFilter has also updated the Pro-MB and Pro-Q 2 effect plug-ins, including Retina support.
We have just released updates for FabFilter Pro-MB and Pro-Q 2, introducing Retina support on OS X and High DPI support on Windows. And that’s not all: Pro-MB now features interface resizing, Full Screen mode, horizontal zooming, side chain spectrum visualization and more!
Changes in Pro-MB v1.10
Added Retina support on OS X and High DPI support on Windows.
Added a new Large interface size, in addition to the existing Normal interface size.
Added Full Screen mode for super-precise adjustments.
Added horizontal zooming in the display.
It is now possible to move a band horizontally while holding down its solo button.
Added a Side-Chain option to the real-time spectrum analyzer.
Updated the AAX plug-ins to report the current gain reduction to Pro Tools so it can be visualized in the mixer and in control surfaces.
Minor improvements and bug fixes.
Changes in Pro-Q v2.02
Added Retina support on OS X and High DPI support on Windows.
Introducing Solo Gain. While soloing a band, you can now adjust the listening gain by moving the mouse up and down.
Fixed a bug that caused the Gain Scale slider (in the output section) not to work in Linear Phase mode, and improved its behavior in Natural Phase mode.
These updates are fully compatible with previous versions, and free for existing FabFilter Pro-MB and Pro-Q 2 owners.
FabFilter Pro-Q 2 is available for EUR 149/$199 USD/£124 GBP, and FabFilter Pro-MB is available for EUR 169/229 USD/£139 GBP.
NUGEN Audio has announced that it has supplied licenses of its VisLM loudness metering plug-in to 41 student television stations throughout the U.K.
All members of the National Student Television Association (NaSTA), the student stations will use the plug-ins to help them comply with the European Broadcasting Union’s EBUR128 loudness recommendations, and also as a training tool for students to gain loudness monitoring experience in preparation for professional careers.
“People usually think of television as a visual medium, but they are more likely to notice flawed audio. Therefore, it’s critical that broadcast sound be flawless, not only to meet regulations but also to provide the best possible experience for viewers,” said Mitchell Perry, NaSTA marketing officer. “With its generous sponsorship, NUGEN Audio is giving our student members an opportunity that is simply not available in most of the U.K.’s television production courses: a chance to learn about loudness management and how to edit sound according to industry standards. After working with VisLM, students will be able to add another valuable skill to their CVs and increase their employability.”
VisLM is an intuitive, standard-compliant tool for measuring, comparing, and contrasting loudness during production, broadcast, post-production, and quality assurance, on the fly or after the fact, for entire sections of audio. With detailed, objective loudness measurement, history, and logging facilities, VisLM supports ITU, ATSC, EBU, and Game Audio standards to ensure loudness compliance for titles to be distributed virtually anywhere in the world.
NaSTA distributed the VisLM licenses to student stations throughout its network in Scotland, England, and Wales. VisLM is in use daily by on-campus television stations to create and edit programs ranging from major events and sports matches to coverage of student elections.
“For more than 40 years, NaSTA has played a lead role in supporting, promoting, and representing student television in the U.K.,” said Jon Schorah, founder and creative director, NUGEN Audio. “It is our pleasure to assist NaSTA in this effort, and it’s gratifying to know that our technology is helping these future television professionals develop the skills they need to be successful.”
NUGEN Audio has announced the release of version 2 of Visualizer, an update to the audio analysis suite and real-time comparison toolset designed for high-end audio professionals.
Ideal for music mixing and mastering as well as audio post-production, Visualizer provides comprehensive audio analysis for recording, mixing, and mastering in a single tool — now available as a plug-in or a stand-alone version. The standardized reference set of professional tools is designed to help audio engineers work faster, avoid mistakes, repeat past successes, and leverage the success of others. With version 2, Visualizer features numerous user interface enhancements in response to customer input, and is now available in a version supporting Avid Pro Tools HDX as well as a stand-alone configuration.
“Visualizer version 2 demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our thousands of existing users, as well as the Avid community, by including many highly requested user interface features and the latest techniques for comparative audio analysis and usability. In fact, this version is our first Pro Tools HDX plug-in,” said Jon Schorah, founder and creative director, NUGEN Audio. “Through more flexible use of display real estate and more robust diagnostic power, Visualizer is now the most powerful single analysis tool on the market. Engineers can access precisely the information they need, when they need it, and with no unnecessary clutter.”
Visualizer Version 2 now includes a fully resizable interface, enabling users to set up the exact screen configuration to suit their individual workflows. A new multiview feature enables engineers to compare multiple sources using a single plug-in, and a new difference view shows the contrast of two input signals. Visual “solo” controls for all views enable rapid switching to full screen mode and highly efficient in-depth investigation of individual analysis views.
In addition, Visualizer now includes a moveable vectorscope boundary to further enhance view configuration, and a new Correlation by Frequency view for analyzing how certain frequencies can affect correlation.
Visualizer now works with the NUGEN Audio “Send” plug-in to allow two sources to be overlaid or compared, for example, to reveal differences clearly before or after the mastering chain or for notching out.
With version 2, Visualizer is available as a stand-alone application that works outside of the DAW/NLE environment. Visualizer version 2 is also available in a hybrid HDX version designed for power users of Pro Tools HDX systems.
Visualizer 2 is available for purchase for MSRP $199 USD (native) / $249 USD (Pro Tools HDX). A free upgrade is available for customers within the 3-month grace period. Other existing users may upgrade for $99 USD, or for $149 USD to upgrade to the Pro Tools HDX Version.
iZotope has released Ozone 6, the latest version of the creative mastering suite for Windows and Mac.
Elevate a good-sounding mix to a professional-sounding master with Ozone. iZotope’s critically acclaimed mastering software has all the tools you need to produce a full and polished sound.
With a striking new interface and a modern workflow, Ozone 6 both guides and inspires your creativity at every step.
The Advanced version of Ozone 6 includes a powerful new Dynamic EQ that lives and breathes with your music, as well as eight component plug-ins and a suite of configurable meters.
Changes in Ozone 6
New Analog Hardware-modeled EQ filter shapes — Harness the sonic characteristics of classic EQ designs with new filter shapes including Baxandall Bass and Treble filters and API-style Proportional Q filters. Also new to Ozone 6 are Band Shelf filters and Resonant High and Low shelves.
Surgical Mode — All digital linear-phase filters are now matched to analog shapes; however, Surgical Mode allows you to utilize the precision of digital shapes for extreme cuts with minimum slope.
Variable EQ Phase Control — Digital linear-phase filters now feature per-node variable phase control for subtly adding phase delay to smooth out boosts that may sound harsh.
Seamless Bypass — Audition changes to your audio by gain-matching bypassed audio to your Ozone-processed signal for faster and more accurate A/B testing.
Customizable Signal Chain — Host your third-party VST/AU plug-ins in the standalone application. Then build your mastering signal chain from scratch or load a preset and add, remove, and swap the order of modules.
Module Gain Meters — Monitor gain-staging across processing modules with Module Gain Meters that instantly illustrate where you’re boosting and cutting gain across your signal chain.
Transient Emphasis — Preserve rhythmic detail while maximizing loudness with Transient Emphasis, which adds smart emphasis to transients by preserving sharp attacks.
Diode and Dual Triode Exciter Modes — Modeled after actual hardware circuitry, these Exciter modes offer vintage saturation from subtle warmth to more pronounced edge.
Stereoize Control — Add width to narrow or mono recordings without introducing phase artifacts.
Variable Knee Compression — Get precise control over compression characteristics by choosing between hard and soft compression.
Dynamics Detection Enhancements — Simulate smoother analog-style compression with both High-Pass and API Thrust-inspired Tilt filters. Use the True Envelope detection mode for RMS-style compression (flat frequency response and low distortion) triggered equally across the frequency spectrum.
New Presets — All newly designed presets utilize the improvements introduced in Ozone 6 including new Component Plug-in Presets with Ozone Advanced.
Standalone Application — Now available as both a plug-in and as a standalone application, Ozone 6 adds a number of forward-thinking features that simplify traditional mastering workflows, including:
Automatic color-coded waveform segmentation.
Tops/tails trims and fades with multiple shape types.
Third-party plug-in hosting (VST/AU Support).
Single/all-track export with iZotope SRC (sample rate conversion).
Auto-adjusted MBIT+ Dither at output.
Fully contained project folders.
Changes in Ozone 6 Advanced
Dynamic EQ Module — Ozone Advanced adds the new Dynamic EQ module, an EQ that lives and breathes with your music. Harness the precision of an equalizer with the musical ballistics of a compressor. Integrated with an intuitive workflow, these processors work in concert to create a valuable mastering tool that excels where traditional EQs and compressors fail.
Dynamic EQ Component Plug-in — Ozone 6 Advanced also includes a component Dynamic EQ plug-in for use throughout your audio editing software signal chain.
Ozone 6 is available for purchase for the introductory price of $199 USD through November 13th, 2014 (regular $249 USD). Ozone 6 Advanced is $599 USD (regular $999 USD).
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