TC Electronic has announced it has updated its LM6 Radar Loudness Meter to version 1.1, introducing faster-than-real-time, off-line measuring with AudioSuite in Pro Tools.
Existing LM6 users can now upgrade to version 1.1 and get access to the AudioSuite off-line feature, which allows for measuring a full track at a speed faster than real time.
After the track has been measured, LM6 displays the full loudness history of the track, using the easy-to-read Radar Display™, and complete loudness statistics, including Program Loudness (LKFS/LUFS), Loudness Range and True-Peak Max, are available instantly. There is even a text-based log file containing Loudness Range and Program Loudness data.
LM6′s Radar display reflects the overall loudness landscape almost instantly with off-line measuring in AudioSuite (Pro Tools).
LM6 Radar Loudness Meter for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $599 USD / 449 EUR.
FabFilter has updated the Saturn multi-band distortion and saturation plug-in for Windows and Mac to version 1.01, introducing flexible per-band solo and mute options along with various minor bug fixes.
Distortion and saturation play a very important role in music production. From subtle, clean and warm tube or tape saturation to the wildest multi-band guitar amp effects: FabFilter Saturn delivers!
Changes in FabFilter Saturn v1.01
Added solo/mute buttons to the interactive band display that let you easily listen to specific bands only. Click a solo or mute button to toggle solo or mute mode. Alternatively, hold down a button to solo or mute temporarily while the mouse is down. Ctrl-click (Windows) or Cmd-click (Mac) a button to solo or mute the band exclusively.
Fixed incorrect interpretation of parameter values that are typed in the host (e.g. for automation points) in the VST 2 and VST 3 plug-ins.
Fixed a bug in the VST 2 plug-in that could cause automation of band crossovers to work incorrectly after inserting a new band.
Fixed a couple of errors in the help file.
Saturn for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/AudioSuite) is available to purchase for 129 EUR / $174 USD / £114 GBP. The update is free for existing Saturn users.
iZotope has announced Iris, an innovative sampling re-synthesizer for Windows and Mac.
Unearth a world of sounds you’ve never heard before.
Driven by iZotope’s award-winning visual selection technology, iZotope Iris™ is a groundbreaking sample-based synthesizer that harnesses the power of both your eyes and your ears.
Fuel your creativity with Iris’s new spin on sound design: a “visual instrument” that’s perfect for musical inspiration and sonic experimentation.
iZotope Iris – ideal for anyone seeking a completely fresh take on sampling and synthesis
Discover what’s inside any sound: Load audio into Iris and explore spectral details that a regular waveform locks away.
Highlight what intrigues you: Extract and isolate the most interesting sonic components with a full suite of visual selection tools.
Combine the unthinkable: Layer completely diverse sound sources into totally unique combinations… what do a tattoo needle and a swamp bird and a slot machine sound like together?
Stay musical: Rely on intelligent root note detection to help shape musical material from noise, ambient textures, soundscapes… even mistakes!
Enhance and invigorate your sound: Apply world-class iZotope reverbs, distortions and delays, then take advantage of extended synth features like amp envelopes and LFOs.
Get amazing sounds immediately: Spark your imagination with over 500 patches by world-class sound designers, or design your own with Iris’s 4 GB library of diverse sound samples.
Iris for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AudioSuite) is available to purchase for the introductory price of $149 USD (regular $249 USD). The Wood and Glass sound libraries are available for $29 and $49 USD repsectively, and a bundle of Iris + both libraries is currently available for $199 USD (regular $299 USD).
Introductory prices available through May 4th, 2012.
112dB has released Big Blue Compressor, a tube-modeling compressor effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
The Big Blue Compressor is a modern compressor with vintage qualities. Although it can sound transparent whenever necessary, it was designed to give character and warmth to your sound.
Modern features from the digital world, including a Look Ahead function, are paired with qualities from the analog world, such as the saturation of transients that is typical of tube compressors. Far more than a tool to compress the dynamic range of sound, the Big Blue Compressor gives you unprecedented control over the character of the compression algorithm and the esthetics of the output sound. This enables you to vary from very clean and smooth results to dramatic reshaping of the sound transients.
The Big Blue Compressor modern compressor with vintage qualities
Big Blue Compressor features
Tube-compressor-style dynamic saturation.
Separate preamp section for extra overdrive.
Variable-knee limiting with proprietary tube modeling.
Dry/wet control for parallel compression.
Stereo imaging: stereo narrowing or widening, mid/side mode.
Auto makeup gain, in addition to user-adjustable makeup gain.
Adjustable look ahead from 0 to 5 ms.
Peak/RMS compression mode.
Sidechain monitor option.
User-adjustable latency from 0.01 to 5 ms (6 to 440 samples @ 44.1kHz).
Low- and high-pass filters on input and side chain with unique scaling, allowing for high-precision adjustments at critical frequencies.
Big Blue Compressor for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AS) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 99 EUR / $99 USD through August 15, 2012 (regular 149 EUR / $149 USD.
FabFilter has announced the release of Saturn, a multi-band distortion and saturation effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
A great variety of distortion styles from subtle tape simulation to full-on multi-band guitar amp mayhem, combined with endless modulation options and a streamlined, uncluttered interface promise FabFilter Saturn a place among the stars.
FabFilter Saturn offers a wide range of high-quality distortion models from subtle, clean and warm tube or tape saturation to fully overdriven vintage guitar amp simulation. Additional creative distortion styles let you time-smear, stretch, crush, rectify and lip your sounds in inspiring and unexpected ways. Create up to six bands with individual feedback, compression/expansion and tone controls to give each part of the spectrum the warmth and color it needs.
To bring even more life and depth to your sound, engage FabFilter Saturn’s extensive modulation section. By applying subtle modulation to crossover frequencies, dynamics, band levels or tone controls, you can add unique definition and flavor. With practically unlimited modulation sources from XY controllers and programmable step sequencers to any type of MIDI data, the creative possibilities are endless.
The clever user interface makes FabFilter Saturn look deceptively simple, showing only the controls that you are actually using at the moment. The entire modulation section is hidden by default, resulting in a friendly interface that invites you to explore the essential controls and the included factory presets. When you need to look “under the hood”, a single click expands the modulation section, letting you easily add modulation sources and create modulation connections via drag-and-drop. This combination of features makes FabFilter Saturn powerful and flexible, yet ultimately accessible for everyday use.
Sixteen different distortion styles, from subtle tube and tape saturation to heavily overdriven guitar amp models, time-smearing and bit crushing.
Multi-band processing (up to six bands).
Per-band drive, mix, feedback, dynamics, tone and level controls.
Optional HQ mode (8x oversampling).
Interactive multi-band display.
Easy-to-use interface with FabFilter’s innovative what-you-use-is-what-you-see concept.
Normal and wide interface layouts, with an option to show or hide the modulation section at the bottom.
Endless modulation options, with all the 16-step XLFOs, XY controllers, envelope generators, envelope followers and MIDI sources you will ever need.
Easy drag-and-drop modulation with 50-slot modulation matrix.
Modulation source signal visualization.
Over 150 factory presets included.
Stereo and mono plug-ins available.
All the usual FabFilter features you’ve come to expect: 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, SSE optimization, and more.
FabFilter Saturn for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/AudioSuite) is now available to purchase for 129 EUR / $174 USD / £114 GBP. Bundles with FabFilter Saturn and other FabFilter plug-ins are also available. Existing FabFilter customers can purchase Saturn with great discounts by logging in to their online user account.