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The Lower Rhythm releases Abyss

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The Lower Rhythm Abyss

The Lower Rhythm has released Abyss, a simple exciter/enhancer synthesizer effect intended to be inserted on your bass drum channel.

While allowing the original signal to come through untouched, it adds a secondary layer of tunable, low end bass synth. This is a very easy way to add controlled low end to your bass drum without obliterating it with an equalizer.

Abyss features

  • 5 selectable waveforms for shaping.
  • Amplitude envelope.
  • Low pass filter.

Abyss is available as a freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows PC.

Visit The Lower Rhythm for more information.

iZotope releases Ozone 4

iZotope Ozone 4

iZotope has released Ozone 4, the complete mastering system in a single plug-in.

Ozone 4 combines seven essential mastering processors into one complete system, letting you give your mixes a finished, full and professional sound. Ozone’s critically acclaimed IRC™ Loudness Maximizer gives you commercial volume and fullness without distorting or coloring your mix. An eight band Paragraphic EQ combines linear phase precision with the warmth and character of analog equalizers and even lets you intelligently match your mix to reference tracks. Innovative Multiband Dynamics, Harmonic Exciter and Stereo Imaging tools add depth and polish to your music.

Ozone 4 key features

  • Includes seven essential mastering tools: Loudness Maximizer, Paragraphic EQ, Multiband Dynamics, Multiband Stereo Imaging, Harmonic Exciter, Dithering, Mastering Reverb.
  • Analog-modeled processing combined with linear phase precision.
  • Elegant, highly efficient user interface.
  • Extensive metering and spectrum analysis tools help you get better results.
  • Comprehensive preset manager with over 100 professionally designed presets and new MacroPresets.
  • User-definable signal routing.
  • Extensive automation support.
  • CPU-efficient and optimized for today’s low-latency DAW environments.
  • Powerful mid/side processing tools.
  • Supports sampling rates up to 192kHz.
  • Documentation that helps demystify the mastering process.

Check here to see what’s new in Ozone 4.

Ozone 4 is available now for Window and Mac (VST/RTAS/AudioSuite/AU/MAS/DX) for $249.99 USD. The upgrade from Ozone 1 and 2 is $99 USD, and $79 for Ozone 3 users (customers who purchased Ozone 3 in Oct 2008-Jan 2009 will get a free upgrade). A demo version can be downloaded here.

Visit iZotope for more information.

Vienna Symphonic Library announces Vienna Suite

VSL Vienna Suite Compressor

Vienna Symphonic Library has announced the Vienna Suite, a bundle of eight advanced, yet easy to use plug-ins for mixing and mastering.

For highest precision, they offer full 64-bit audio processing on all major 64-bit and 32-bit host platforms. Supporting the formats AU (Mac OS X), VST (OS X, Win), and RTAS (OS X), Vienna Suite is an intriguing solution for everyone who wants to shape a mix using high-end audio tools. Though it integrates beautifully with any host program or DAW, not just for users of Vienna Ensemble and Vienna Instruments, Vienna users will be happy to take advantage of the included expert presets tailor-made for Vienna Instruments. So whichever sequencer or host you’re using, download the demo (full version, 30 days trial period) and test-drive Vienna Suite yourself!

Vienna Suite currently includes

  • Equalizer for silky smooth highs and deep and powerful lows – includes an integrated 120 band spectrum analyzer. Extremely low CPU usage.
  • Master Equalizer provides 3 filter types on 5 bands and additional high and low shelf filters with 2 filter types. The use of 4x oversampling makes internal calculations even more precise. The weapon of choice for delicate sonic mastering tasks.
  • Limiter with real-time input/output waveform display and auto-mode for transparent maximization.
  • Compressor – featuring modern and vintage algorithms and a real-time input/output waveform display.
  • Multiband Limiter – offering 4 bands with transparent crossover filters and an additional full-range brickwall limiter at the final output stage.
  • PowerPan for powerful stage positioning of instruments, featuring real-time audio angular analysis.
  • Exciter – offering 4x oversampling, tone-color sliders for mixing odd and even harmonics, and a high frequency FFT spectrum analyzer.
  • Analyzer – featuring a 120 band analog modeled spectrum analyzer, fast and accurate display of bass frequencies, auto mode for automatic range management, and loudest frequency note display.

The Vienna Suite is available for purchase for €395 EUR. Buy it before January 15, 2009, and you get a free copy of Jazz Drums, is a time limited offer which won’t be available commercially after January 15, 2009.

Visit Vienna Symphonic Library for more information.

iZotope announces Ozone 4

iZotope

iZotope has announced Ozone 4, an update to its software mastering suite.

Ozone 4 builds on the program’s reputation for superior sound quality and industry-standard mastering tools with new innovations. iZotope has updated and expanded Ozone’s processing algorithms, optimizing them for today’s low-latency DAW environments.

Ozone 4 key features

  • Integrated mastering system combining analog warmth and digital precision
  • New Intelligent Loudness Maximizer mode provides full-sounding masters while handling transients with unprecedented clarity
  • New Perfect Reconstruction crossovers combine analog character with digital clarity
  • New mid/side processing adds a whole new dimension of power to Ozone’s EQ, dynamics and harmonic exciter by letting you process different parts of the soundstage separately
  • True Envelope dynamics processing introduces a new alternative to traditional Peak and RMS-based dynamics processing for exceptionally transparent compression, expansion and limiting
  • Improved and enhanced preset system lets users adjust a few simple parameters to get amazing results
  • Many more interface and ease-of-use additions

Ozone 4 will be available for Windows and Mac (VST/RTAS/AU/MAS/DX) in January of 2009 for an MSRP of $249 USD. Customers who buy Ozone 3 after October 1, 2008 are eligible for a free upgrade to Ozone 4 when it is released. Existing Ozone 3 customers will be able to upgrade for $79 USD.

Visit iZotope for more information.

Roland TB-303 vs Clones

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Acid Voice has a comparison of Roland TB-303 Clones.

From Acid Voice:

During the past years, many analog synthesizer appear on the market and all of them claimed to be the best tb 303 clone. Open your ears and discover which synthesizers emulate the best the rather unique sound of the tb-303.

Acid Voice TB-303 Clones

Check Acid Voice to compare sound clips, and read some in-depth analysis of the clones.

Link via Matrixsynth

LOSER releases VST Bundle

LOSER DVC (Digital Versatile Compressor)

LOSER has released a VST Bundle, containing the most recent versions of all of his plug-ins.

This bundle includes:

  • Digital Versatile Compressor (DVS) STANDART/LITE/MASTER
  • Simple Peak-1/2/3/4 Limiter
  • Dither
  • 3-Band EQ
  • Exciter
  • Delay
  • M/S Encoder
  • M/S Decoder
  • DC Assassin
  • Parametric EQ
  • Stereo Processor
  • 3-Band Splitter

All of the plug-in are GUI-less so they will take on the GUI of your VST host.

Additional information on the Digital Versatile Compressor and Simple Peak Limiter is included in text files.

Download the LOSER VST Bundle here (Stashbox).

Kick Map Comparison: a better NYC subway map

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Kick Design created a new design for the NYC subway map.

Kick Map Comparison
Comparison of the original 1979 Hertz map and Kick Design’s proposal (click to enlarge)

Manuel Lima, author of visualcomplexity.com wrote:

“Eddie Jabbour, Creative Director at Kick Design, New York, is a tireless advocate for a new map design and communication solution for the world’s most complex subway system. The NYC subway is indeed a challenge by itself. It has the biggest number of stations in the world (468), the second longest network and it’s seventh in daily passenger numbers.

But that didn’t seem to intimidate Eddie Jabbour, who has produced a truly impressive proposal for redesigning the New York City subway map. He has made it easier to see all the different lines and made it clearer to identify the stations.”

Check Kick Map for more images.

Link via plasticbag.org.

Fast Food: Ads vs. Reality

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From the West Virginia Surf Report:

Each item was purchased, taken home, and photographed immediately. Nothing was tampered with, run over by a car, or anything of the sort. It is an accurate representation in every case. Shiny, neon-orange, liquefied pump-cheese, and all.

KFC Famous Bowl
KFC Famous Bowl – On the left what you order, on the right what you get

Not exactly WYSIWYG

Great comparison, check here for more pics.