Hal Leonard has announced that it has published Digital Performer for Engineers and Producers, a new Quick Pro Guides series book.
Digital Performer for Engineers and Producers is designed to help people who already have some familiarity with Digital Performer – or any other DAW software – jump directly into some of the extremely important and powerful capabilities of this incredible software. Author and noted DP guru David E. Roberts has been directly involved with the development of this incredibly powerful and innovative DAW software since 1993; he is also responsible for artist/VIP support at MOTU and has been training new users for the past 20 years. Considering Roberts’ depth of understanding and insightful experience, this Quick Pro Guide offers a uniquely succinct path to understanding and eventually mastering Digital Performer.
Digital Performer for Engineers and Producers focuses specifically on music production, mixing, film scoring, and live performance. This important resource helps the reader get right down to the essential tasks, providing insight, tips, and tricks that help the creative mind link existing knowledge to the important activities most commonly implemented by DAW users at every level.
The accompanying DVD-ROM provides extremely powerful and supportive video tutorials featuring Magic Dave Roberts doing what he does best: revealing the insider tips and tricks that have kept Digital Performer at the forefront of DAW technology since its inception.
The book is available to purchase for $16.99 USD.
More information: Hal Leonard / Digital Performer
Mutools has released version 5.2 of MuLab and MUX VST
The MuLab sound and music production system transforms a computer into an inspiring modular studio.
Changes in version 5.2
- Redesigned UI system resulting in a greatly improved look & feel!
- Redesigned the MuSynth, MuDrum, MuPad, MuSampla, MultiSampla, MuVerb and MuEcho front panels.
- Oscillators: Super Layers (aka “Fatness”) can now be edited in detail, resulting in many more sound options. Such osc layer setups can also be copy-pasted and saved as presets.
- New monophonic mode for great solo sounds!
- Many more improvements, details in the changelog.
MuLab 5 for Windows and Mac is available to purchase staring at 29 EUR, MUX 5 UL costs 49 EUR.
More information: MuTools
Ohm Force has announced that it will release Ohm Studio, the real-time collaborative digital audio workstation currently in public beta, on October 15th, 2013.
It is always an arbitrary decision when a beta turns into a release. While some decisive updates (like a much asked for offline mode) are on their way to Ohm Studio, Ohm Force has observed that its DAW is undoubtedly able to deliver its promise: collaborative musical joy. With 30K users, 80K projects, and 58 collaborative events made during beta testing, there is no more time to postpone the inevitable: taking the big leap and telling the world “here is Ohm Studio”.
The release will happen on October 15th, along with substantial updates to www.ohmstudio.com and the Ohm Studio app. There will also be a full product presentation including pricing, current and future features as well as special collab events. Expect to see a giant sheep eating a castle too.
Of course, there will be no project or account reset. Preorder buyers will be able to go on as usual. Others (or newcomers) while keeping their accounts with associated projects will become free subscribers. They will have a limit of 10 projects and won’t be able to export lossless audio. If they have more than that at the time of release, all projects will be locked until they subscribe or leave enough projects. Note that leaving a project doesn’t imply cancelling your copyrights on the track, only your access to it. Alternatively they will be able to do local backups when offline mode is implemented.
Finally, note that this is the last chance to purchase a lifetime subscription. The lifetime subscription will end along with beta on October 15th. At 224€ (~$250 outside of eurozone) this offer includes the largest Ohm Studio content pack along with permanent subscription to the Ohm cloud (more details here).
More information: Ohm Studio
Steinberg has announced the availability of the Cubase & Cubase Artist 7.0.6 and Nuendo 6.0.6 maintenance updates.
The update focuses on visibility and workflow enhancements for MixConsole, including the ability to display channel names in two rows as well as full workspace support and one-click plug-in access.
The new version also includes an updated Voxengo CurveEQ, improved audio stability under Windows, improved UAD compatibility as well as 22 resolved issues in different areas.
All updates are now available for download from the Steinberg website. For detailed information please view the corresponding version history on the download page.
More information: Steinberg
Ableton has announced that its upcoming version 9.1 of Live is now available as a public beta.
This update will be free for all owners of Live 9, and provides several significant improvements for users of Live 9 and Push.
Ableton Live 9.1 features dual monitor support, Push step sequencer, and more.
Live 9.1 introduces support for two windows, including the option to place the windows on different monitors. Want to use the Session View mixer while keeping an eye on the Arrangement? How about using one monitor for tweaking effects parameters and another monitor for editing a MIDI clip? We hope this feature will please those users who told us how keen they are on dual monitor support, and it certainly promises to be a workflow booster for many music-making scenarios.
For Push owners, Live 9.1 introduces a brand new melodic step sequencer. Enter notes manually, or play them in, then edit each note in the sequence precisely – all via the hands-on interface of Push. Plus, you can now edit automation with step-by-step accuracy – maybe open up a filter for single notes, or add a splash of reverb to the last notes of a sequence.
Finally, there are a couple of under the hood changes that we’d like to draw your attention to. Sample rate conversion during rendering is done using an extremely high-quality algorithm. If you’re working at a high sample rate (such as 96 kHz), you can now downsample to lower sample rates (such as 44.1 kHz) with no loss in quality. Also, rendering now uses multiple cores, which can result in much faster exports. Ultra high-quality rendering and faster renders – now in Live 9.1.
Live 9.1 is currently available as a public beta.
More information: Ableton