ToneBoosters has released TB IsoneSurround, a 5.1 multi-channel surround sound loudspeaker setup including environment simulation.
TB IsoneSurround targets multimedia enthusiasts using headphones. It can be used on stereo content (simulating a virtual stereo loudspeaker setup) and 6-channel (5.1) multi-channel surround content (simulating a full surround experience). Besides binaural source simulation, the plugin also includes four different listening environments to optimally match the environment to the audio material.
TB IsoneSurround is the perfect extension for any multimedia player that supports VST plugins. Experience full surround-sound when watching movies using headphones.
TB IsoneSurround features
Low-latency processing (511 samples).
Support of all sampling rates from 44.1 to 192 kHz.
Mastering-grade integrated peak limiter to prevent clipping artefacts.
Four different virtual environments (Movie theater, home cinema, audiophile, live concert).
Based on the VST 2.4 specification to allow compatibility with virtually all host programs.
ToneBooster has also released updates for its current plugins:
VU meter GUI fixes (peak values not always visible).
Performance improvements for intel-based Macs.
[XY Tool] Resolved bug of incorrect storage of linking and angle parameters.
[Ferox] Bug fix resulting in clicking artefacts for Cubase 6 on Mac.
IsoneSurround for Windows and Mac (VST) is available as freeware.
Longcat has released H3D, a 3D audio spatialization effect for Windows.
The H3D plugin allows you to 3D mix audio tracks from your digital audio software (Cubase, Nuendo, Live…) and to obtain incredible spatialization effects. Sounds then seem to come from every possible direction, using standard audio headphones.
H3D_3dView3D object-audio mixing – use the 3D interface to place and easily animate sounds.
Longcat Audio H3D technology – when listening on headphones, H3D allows panning sound in 3D all around the listener’s head.
Unique HRTF processing – H3D uses Longcat own processed HRTF filters in order to achieve the best spatialization effects.
H3D Presence – independently adjust H3D’s immersion effect using the Presence parameter.
Automation – fully automate parameters and 3D animation of audio tracks.
No tedious settings – Just insert H3D plugins and start moving sounds in 3D.
H3D for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for 99 EUR incl. VAT.
Longcat has released AudioStage, the first 3D audio authoring and mixing solution compatible with all major audio software.
AudioStage benefits from a full-3D user interface that shows a virtual sound scene and all its components: audio sources, listeners, rooms and trajectories.
The interface may be used with tactile screens or a mouse, and allows for a simple sound and space authoring.
The 3D scene allows to simultaneously obtain an infinity of mixes addressing a large number of formats. The editor and sound engineer may concentrate on the audio scene creation, without taking the final support into account, hence gaining productivity and creativity.
Input tracks: mono or multichannel.
Acoustic environment: complete with connected rooms, physical simulation of openings, walls, and reverb.
Authoring: infinite number of scenes, tracks, and environments in one single project.
Automation: full parameter automation and animation of audio objects.
3D object-based mixing: simultaneously mix in stereo, surround, or any full-3D format up to 64 channels.
Spatialization: comprehensive techniques (including stereo, binaural, stereo3D, surround, Ambisonics, and VBAP) applied individually to audio sources in each mix.
Commercial editions: AudioStage Stereo, Surround, and Unlimited.
Free LITE edition available for your first 3D mixes.
AudioStage is available to purchase for Windows and Mac, starting at 990 EUR (introductory price for the Stereo edition). A free AudioStage LITE edition is available to download from the Longcat Audio website.
VRSonic has announced the release of VibeStudio LE, a lite edition of the acclaimed VibeStudio Designer 3D audio authoring suite.
Vibestudio LE provides many of the same features as VibeStudio Designer, but with a highly affordable price tag. Vibestudio LE provides the ability to compose and render spatial audio scenes to binaural headphones or 2.1, 4.1, or 5.1 loudspeaker display for use in post-production, live audio, exhibition, lecture, immersive theater, or virtual environment systems using path animation, room models, and audio files, ReWire channels, or live inputs from your sound card as audio sources.
Also new with this release is the addition of a library of sound effects provided by online sound effect library, SFXsource. In addition, each full license to VibeStudio LE comes with a 35% off coupon to SFXsource.
VibeStudio LE is available to purchase for $129 USD.
Calvin Cardioid posted a lovely video on his ditto blog.
There's a little bit of variety here, ranging from such sounds as the simple Boss DD-3, to the heavier thick tone of the Moog MF104SD, to the craziness of the Eowave Spacebug, and even to the crispy digital artifact sounding OTO Biscuit. Throughout the video, I'm just playing common synth patches in mono with one hand, while the other tweaks the pedals.
Welcome to Sonic Terrain, your source for sounds in the field! Today we are very glad to start with this adventure and we hope you like it as we do. There’s no other reason for this rather than the community and the passion for recording sounds from the world.
What is Sonic Terrain?
In the last few years, social media and blogs have changed the way we interact and learn from other people over the world. This has been especially true in the world of professional sound and audio production/post-production, where a recent proliferation of blogs, websites, and online communities have allowed both emerging talent and established professionals to interact, share, and collaborate with one another.
Sonic Terrain is the brainchild of Miguel Isaza, was co-founded by he and Nathan Moody, and enjoys the deep support and involvement of Colin Hart. You can also find very enjoyable stories from our pro contributors Michael Raphael and Charles Maynes.
Last week Yuri Suzuki had his first major show open in London (KK Outlet) until the end of September. Featuring some old works and new ones, each giving a playful physical interaction with sound, such as…
“Colour Chaser detects and follows black line whilst it reads the colour and translate the colour RGB data into sound.”
We have just released the first complete version of the SoundHack externals for PD & Max. These externals replicate most of the SoundHack plugins and are offered free of charge.
Included in this collection are externals for amplitude shaping and distortion (+compand~, +chebyshev~ & +decimate~), single-head, multi-head, pitchshifting and granular delays (+delay~, +pitchdelay~, +bubbler~), and the spectral shapers, a set of spectral filters and dynamics processors (+binaural~, +morphfilter~, +spectralcompand~ & +spectralgate~).
In 1952, Phillips Industries, those zany Dutchfolk that bring us fancy new TVs and lightbulbs every now and again, saw fit to make an electronic music studio in their main R&D facility in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. This studio, which was moved to the University Of Utrecht in 1960 as part of their new Sonology Studio, and again in 1972 to the Royal Conservatory Of Music (as pictured above), still exists today as Studio BEA-5 at the Institute Of Sonology, with most of the gear in that top image still in daily use.
When working with a multi-miked drumkit recording you need to be aware of phase issues and how to correct them. Recognizing the phase issues will take some practice but if you go step by step you should have no problems.
VRSonic has released version 2.5 of VibeStudio Designer, a professional spatial audio design suite comprised of two applications: VibeStation and Profiler.
Together these applications create a one of a kind spatial audio package that provides the ability to compose and render spatial audio scenes to binaural headphones or 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, 7.1, 8.1, or 10.2 loudspeaker display for use in post-production, live audio, exhibition, lecture, immersive theater, or virtual environment systems.
In addition to being Windows 7 compliant, VibeStudio Designer 2.5 updates include a detachable script editor, support for 8 and 10 channel speaker arrays, support for native audio drivers, and numerous changes to the VibeStation user interface. Also new with this release is the addition of a small library of sound effects provided by online sound effect library, SFXsource. In addition, each full license to VibeStudio Designer 2.5 comes with a 35% off coupon to SFXsource.
VibeStudio Designer 2.5 is available to purchase for Windows PC, priced at $595 USD. A trial version is available to download from the VRSonic website.
Jeroen Breebaart has announced the release of Isone Pro, a binaural simulator plug-in for Windows.
The perfect listening room… Many have experienced the difficulty to realize a listening environment free of standing waves, undesirable reflections, the perfect reverb time, perfect loudspeaker placement with a flat frequency response, and without any disturbance for others.
With Isone pro, the perfect listening room can now be experienced simply using a high-quality headphones. Allowing for full control over loudspeaker cabinet size, loudspeaker distance, and room reverb time, the virtual listening room can be fully customized.
Isone Pro features
Zero latency processing.
Low CPU load.
Sample rate support up to 384 kHz.
Customizable listening room and distance.
‘Listen next door’ feature.
Wide variety of included loudspeaker models: Acoustic Energy AE2, Auratone 5C, Avi Pro9, KRK V8, PMC LB-1, Roland DS50A, Tannoy Reveal, Yamaha NS10M, Laptop speakers, Portable music player, Flatpanel TV.
Isone Pro is available as a VST effect plug-in for Windows PC for 20 EUR.