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dlab releases Audio Plugin Generator & APG Composer free iOS app

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dlab has released Audio Plugin Generator, a rapid prototyping tool for audio engineers.


Demonstration of Audio Plugin Generator prototyping tool by dlab.

The Audio Plugin Generator is a great prototyping tool for audio algorithms, allowing to create VST plugins within minutes. Plugins are generated in an automated process from Simulink models, which enables DSP engineers to develop algorithms using a clean and easily understandable representation.

The generated VST plugins give access to parameters and signals of the underlying model. This means that parameters can be tuned in real-time and signals can be analyzed graphically. Furthermore, signals can be logged to a file, which can be used for offline analysis and easy creation of test cases.

Audio Plugin Generator is available to purchase for 1000 CHF. A free Lite version (1 input, 1 output) is available to download upon registration. Note: the software requires MATLAB with Simulink and DSP System Toolbox, Real-Time Workshop or Simulink Coder, Visual Studio (2008/2010_ or Visual Studio Express, and a VST Plugin host.

AGP Composer

dlab has also released the free APG Composer app for iOS.

This app combines a 3-voice FM synthesizer with an implementation of the Logique Analogique sequencer, which triggers notes when a weighted sum of different signals exceeds a threshold.

The app was created from a Simulink* model without writing app-specific code, using the Audio Plugin Generator source code.

More information: Audio Plugin Generator / APG Composer

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RME Audio intros HDSPe MADI FX audio interface

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RME Audio has presented the new HDSPe MADI FX PCI Express card at the Musikmesse 2012 in Frankfurt (Hall 5.1 B80).

The MADI FX marks a new milestone both in the history of audio interface cards and within the long series of outstanding RME devices. Never before has such a high-performance multi-channel audio system existed.

RME Audio HDSPe MADI FX

The HDSPe MADI FX features 390 audio channels! Three MADI I/Os – two optical and one coaxial – are accompanied by one AES/EBU I/O and one analog monitoring output.

The HDPSe MADI FX introduces a newly developed modular Hammerfall Pro Audio Core. The high-tech core will process three times as many channels as the channel count of the previous MADI flagship, while actually reducing the system load and enabling ultra-low latencies on modern computers.

The new core technology is accompanied by a special version of TotalMix FX, which allows using the enormous channel count efficiently, and a faster DSP. The integrated 192 kHz RME effects engine allows latency-free monitoring with numerous effects directly on the hardware of the card, independent from the DAW software in use.

The card can be used as powerful MADI router. Unlike most other router solutions, each channel can be routed individually – even with separate level settings for each routing.

With the new Seamless Redundancy Operation the card can operate as single MADI input device, recording up to 64 channels. As soon as the current input fails the audio data received from one of the other two inputs is used. The audio data is not interrupted when switching to another input – and the card can use not only one, but two more MADI sources for redundancy.

HDSPe MADI FX features

  • 1-Lane PCI Express Endpoint device (no PCI Express to PCI Bridge), revision 1.1.
  • 2.5 Gbps line speed.
  • Packet-based full-duplex communication (up to 500 MB/s transfer rate).
  • All settings changeable in real-time.
  • Automatic and intelligent master/slave clock control.
  • Sync sources: MADI coaxial, MADI optical, AES/EBU, word clock, internal.
  • Varipitch: by input signal or word clock.
  • Sample rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz, variable (Sync/word clock).
  • Sample rate range: MADI: 32 kHz – 96 kHz, word clock: 27 kHz – 200 kHz.
  • Jitter: < 1 ns, internal and all inputs.
  • Jitter sensitivity: PLL operates even at 100 ns Jitter without problems.
  • Comes with DIGICheck: the ultimate measurement, analysis and test tool.
  • Input word clock: Signal Adaptation Circuit (functional from 1.2 Vpp input signal), switchable termination.
  • Output word clock: BNC, low-impedance driver stage, 4 Vpp into 75 Ohms, short-circuit-proof.
  • MIDI input and output: via two 5-pin DIN jacks.

The HDSPe MADI FX will start shipping in May 2012.

More information: RME Audio / HDSPe MADI FX

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Antares launches Auto-Tune for Guitar

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Antares Auto-Tune for Guitar

Antares has announced Auto-Tune for Guitar, a powerful hardware DSP system that is designed to be installed in a guitar and provide real-time processing while the guitar is played live on stage or in the studio.

Incorporating our world-renowned Auto-Tune pitch detection and manipulation along with our proprietary modeling technologies, Auto-Tune for Guitar is an entirely DSP-based suite of functions that offer everything you’ve always wanted from a guitar, along with capabilities you never imagined possible.

From flawless intonation to astonishing tonal flexibility to alternate tunings that open up entirely new areas of inspiration and creativity, Auto-Tune for Guitar technology seriously expands the flexibility and range of the electric guitar while letting you continue to play your own way.

More information: Auto-Tune for Guitar

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iZotope launches suite of iOS SDKs for audio effects

iZotope has announced the release of six iOS software developer kits (SDKs) and a free guide to audio programming for iOS.

iZotope iOS SDKs

“By releasing licensable SDKs and a free guide for iOS Audio development, iZotope is providing iOS developers with high-quality, easy-to-use audio effects and resources for their apps,” says Alex Westner, iZotope’s Director of Business Development. “With hundreds of thousands of applications being released into the market every month, the world of mobile development has become an extremely competitive environment. Superior audio quality is essential for distinguishing top apps from the masses.”

While iZotope has already licensed audio DSP technology to clients such as Smule for “I Am T-Pain”, Audiofile Engineering for “FiRe and FiRe 2,” and Sonoma Wire Works for “GuitarTone,” iZotope is excited to bring tools to the market for the beginner and experienced developers alike.

iOS SDKs features

  • Multiple SDKs: Developers will have access to a wide variety of professional audio effects spanning the six kits below.
    • Audio Repair: De-noising and audio clean up
    • DJ FX: Time and pitch control for single voiced instruments
    • Vocal FX: Pitch correction and vocal remover
    • Trash FX: 9 different box models and 11 distortion types
    • Fun FX: Fun vocal FX including tape stop and loud speaker
    • Core FX: EQ, dynamics, delay, reverb
  • Multiple uses: Effects within the SDKs can apply to apps of all varieties, including apps for field recording, DJ remixing, karaoke singing, lecture recording, gaming, chatting and more.
  • Easy integration: The SDKs are simple to use and come with detailed instructions on how to integrate them into your project.
  • Free guide to iOS audio programming: In addition to the SDKs, developers get a free guide to audio programming for iOS.  This handy reference provides a concise collection of information on using Core Audio in iOS, including how to use both Audio Queues and Audio Units, the two main methods in Core Audio for handling audio.

Trial version of the SDKs are available to download. An unlock code is required to use technology from our SDKs within your own mobile app. Once you’ve evaluated the SDKs and determined what works best for your app, contact iZotope for information on licensing just the tools you need.

More information: iZotope / iOS SDKs

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Steinberg introduces UR28M and UR824 audio interfaces

Steinberg has introduced the rackmountable UR824 interface and the desktop UR28M interface, two products in its new range of audio interfaces with USB 2.0 connectivity.

With the UR interfaces, Steinberg offers two professional solutions for musicians and producers. Both interfaces provide sufficient means of connectivity, D-Pre microphone preamps plus DSP-powered reverb and channel strip effects for monitoring at zero latency.

Steinberg UR28M / UR824

UR28M features

  • 24-bit/96 kHz USB 2.0 audio interface.
  • Analog 4 in and 6 out plus stereo input for reference source.
  • S/PDIF coaxial I/O.
  • D-Pre Class-A discrete mic preamps supporting +48V.
  • Latency-free DSP-powered monitoring with one REV-X reverb and four Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strips with any DAW by using the latest dspMixFx technology.
  • Native VST 3 plug-ins of REV-X and Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip included.
  • Digitally controlled monitor level control with DIM, Mono, and Mute fed by a 3×3 monitoring matrix.
  • 2 separate headphone buses with individual outputs.
  • Cubase AI 6 music production software included.
  • Cross-platform compatibility for Mac OS X and Windows.

UR824 features

  • 24-bit/96 kHz USB 2.0 audio interface.
  • Analog 8 in and 8 out with 8 D-Pre Class-A discrete mic preamps supporting +48 V.
  • 2 pairs of ADAT optical I/O (doubles as S/PDIF) provide 16 in and 16 out (S/MUX compatible, 8 in and 8 out @ 96 kHz).
  • Latency-free DSP-powered monitoring with one REV-X reverb and eight Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strips with any DAW by using the latest dspMixFx technology.
  • Native VST 3 plug-ins of REV-X and Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip included.
  • 2 separate headphone buses with individual outputs.
  • Word clock I/O with 2 BNC connectors plus JetPLL ultra-low jitter support.
  • Cubase AI 6 music production software included.
  • Cross-platform compatibility for Mac OS X and Windows.

The UR28M is now available to purchase for 449 EUR incl. VAT. The UR824 will be available in November of this year, priced at 849 EUR incl. VAT.

More information: Steinberg / UR audio interfaces

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Renoise 2.7: Sampling, Instruments, Automation, and Native DSPs

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Renoise

Multiplatform music sequencer and audio processing application Renoise was updated to version 2.7 beta.

The metronome swings back. Renoise 2.7 transitions from the developer-heavy focus of the previous release to more musical concerns such as Sampling, Instruments, Automation, and Native DSPs.

As part of a beta promotion, Renoise 2.7 is available at €40 for new users. We’re lowering the entry barrier to our beta cycle, known as the feature improvement phase before the final release. Already registered? Then why not bump your version for €32 in the Backstage?

Changes in Renoise 2.7

  • Renoise’s internal instruments have been re-engineered. The focal point is a new keyzone editor that supports overlapping, velocity, and key release mappings. The Sample Keyzones editor brings with it user interface refinements, improved drumkit generation, better tuning options, new sample properties, and loop modes. Live instrumentalists can also tap into new realtime rendering modes and MIDI input routing, making Renoise on a laptop a formidable replacement for your old sampler.
  • New Slice Markers push Renoise’s breakbeat insanity one step further. With the click of a button, your break is sliced and keymapped. Amens away! More than just a beatslicer, creatives will soon discover custom offsets and the power of aliases for controlling longer recordings like vocals and soundscapes.
  • The revamped Automation Editor now provides a zoomable overview of the entire song, as well as vastly improved envelope resolution. Navigating is smooth, dragging and drawing easier, so simple yet so useful.
  • Internal FX get an injection of winning with a new Comb Filter and a Multiband Send that lets you surgically redirect a single sound source to 3 send tracks. New draggable gain and frequency handles in the native EQs add flavour and finesse to the tools. Other changes include improvements to DSSI, MIDI optimizations, hardware-compatible solo mode, adjustable audio headroom, pre-count, ameliorations to the Lua API, and numerous other changes in every aspect of the app; no stone was left unturned in this release.
  • More, check the change log for details.

To celebrate the Renoise 2.7 Beta, for a limited time new accounts can be purchased with a 30% discount, lowering the entry barrier to Renoise’s Beta phase. Existing customers can take advantage of the -20% reduced pricing on upgrades.

More information: Renoise

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RME releases Babyface silver edition, 22-Channel USB audio interface

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RME Babyface (silver)

RME has released a silver edition of the Babyface, a 22-channel, 192kHz bus-powered audio interface.

RME has given a face to digital audio. Starting with the Multiface as first serious/professional mobile I/O solution ever we raised the bar further and further, up to the extremely popular and successful Fireface series. So now that the racks are filled we will start to rock your desktop!

The Babyface is smooth on the outside for looks and feel, but has the balls inside: latest 192 kHz AD- and DA-converters, two reference class microphone preamps, SteadyClock – analog circuit design, features and function are truly RME – we wouldn’t give our newborn anything second class!

That includes the new TotalMix FX, a TotalMix on steroids, with tons of new features, improvements and 3-band parametric EQs, plus added echo and reverb: anything you need right out of the box and with near zero latency!

The Babyface uses RME’s Hammerfall USB audio core from the Fireface UC – another milestone in low latency audio interfaces, and will give you outstanding performance and top sound in an ultra-portable, nicely designed and attractively shaped enclosure.

The Babyface is now available in blue and silver, priced at a MSRP of 599 EUR / $799 USD.

More information: RME Audio / Babyface

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