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FabFilter Summer Sale + plug-ins updated

FabFilter Summer Sale

FabFilter has announced the launch of its Summer Sale, offering 25% discount on all plug-in bundles.

Until August 1, we are running a Summer Sale in the online FabFilter web shop, offering 25% discount on all plug-in bundles! In addition, if you already own one or more FabFilter plug-ins, your online FabFilter account* also offers an extra discount during the Summer Sale.

Don’t miss out on this chance to complete your FabFilter collection, or recommend FabFilter plug-ins to a friend!

FabFilter has also announced bug-fix updates for all its plug-ins.

We have just released minor updates for all plug-ins, which solve a couple of small issues that have surfaced after the last update release in June.

Changes in FabFilter plug-ins

  • Fixed a bug that could cause typed parameter values to be rounded incorrectly, e.g. when double-clicking to enter a frequency value in FabFilter Pro-Q.
  • Fixed a bug in all AAX plug-ins: after deactivating a bypassed plug-in in Pro Tools, the state of the bypass parameter would not be restored correctly on reactivation.
  • Fixed a bug in the AAX version of FabFilter Twin 2 that caused the external side chain input not to work in Pro Tools.

The updates are fully compatible with previous versions, and free for existing FabFilter customers.

More information: FabFilter

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FabFilter updates all plug-ins, including AAX 64-bit support

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FabFilter AAX 64-nit

FabFilter has announced that it has updated all plug-ins to add 64-bit AAX support, enabling all FabFilter users to start working with Pro Tools 11 immediately after its release.

The update also includes various bug fixes and small improvements that benefit all plug-in formats.

Changes in FabFilter plug-ins

  • All plug-ins are now available as 64-bit AAX plug-ins for Pro Tools 11. The 32-bit AAX plug-ins have also been updated to the latest AAX v2 format and require Pro Tools 10.3.5 or later. RTAS plug-ins for earlier versions of Pro Tools are of course also included.
  • Changing parameters via the mouse wheel will now correctly record automation and generate proper undo states. In addition, you can now also control switches with the mouse wheel.
  • In the presets menu, changed the Options > View Program/Bank Numbers command to Enable MIDI Program Changes, which now actually enables/disables MIDI program changes as well as showing the program/band number for presets. This ensures that the plug-in only responds to MIDI program changes when this is desired.
  • Fixed a bug in FabFilter Pro-Q that could cause mouse wheel changes for multiple selected bands to affect one band only.
  • Fixed a bug in the VST3 plug-ins with a side chain that caused sidechain audition not to work if the main input was silent.
  • In FabFilter Twin 2, changed displayed delay sync parameter values in the interface to correctly describe the sync duration.
  • Fixed a crash in FabFilter Timeless 2 that could occur when clicking the Dry Enabled button or Dry Knob after having resized the interface.
  • Fixed a crash in FabFilter Twin 2 that could occur when dragging a modulation source over the Main EG component button.
  • In FabFilter Saturn, fixed a bug in the display that could cause the level sliders to be at the wrong position after opening a saved project in Wavelab 7.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent sample-accurate processing of recorded MIDI control change messages.
  • Fixed a bug on OS X that could cause help hints to pop up even if the mouse cursor was outside the plug-in interface.
  • Fixed a bug on Windows that could cause a system sound to be played when pressing Enter after typing a parameter value directly.
  • Various small bug fixes and improvements.

The updated plug-ins are fully compatible with previous versions, and free for existing FabFilter customers. The latest versions and 30-day trials are available for download now.

More information: FabFilter

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WaveMachine Labs updates Auria for iPad to v1.09

WaveMachine Labs Auria

WaveMachine Labs has announced version 1.09 of its Auria digital audio recording system for iPad.

With the ability to play 48 mono or stereo 24bit/96 kHz tracks simultaneously, record up to 24 of those tracks simultaneously (through a supported USB multichannel audio interface), and edit and mix with familiar tools and full parameter automation, it’s clear Auria sets a new standard for iPad multitrack recording.

What’s more, Auria’s 64-bit Double Precision architecture ensures ample headroom for plug-in processing and mix summing, transforming your iPad into a recording and mixing studio with sound quality that rivals most DAWs.

Changes in Auria v1.09

  • Fixed in 1.09
    • Fabfilter Pro-C, Volcano and Timeless plugins updated to fix loading issue.
    • MP3 Import not working correctly.
    • Audiobus not working when inserting apps in certain order.
    • Time Stretch causes clicks on certain regions.
    • Join function sometimes adds extra silence at the start.
    • Opening Process Menu clears solo.
    • Muted regions are now more transparent.
    • Auto Crossfade (in Settings menu) works on all regions now.
    • Fixed issue with accidentally entering highlight or locator set mode when double tapping in two different places.
    • When recording with loop mode enabled, nothing is recorded for the first second.
    • Fixed issue with no audio when using loop mode and rewinding.
    • Fixed crashing issue when undo-ing freezing/unfreezing track.
    • Fixed issue with plugin settings not restoring after undo-ing Delete Plugin.
  • Added in 1.09
    • Auria Forum link added to Main Menu.
    • Recent Project List added to Main Menu.

Auria for iPad costs $49.99 USD / 44.99 EUR / £34.99 GBP.

More information: WaveMachine Labs

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FabFilter releases bug-fix update + Holiday Sale 25% off

FabFilter Holiday Sale

FabFilter has released minor updates for all plug-ins, which solve various small issues that have surfaced after the last general update release in November.

In addition, FabFilter announces a holiday bundle sale running until January 1, offering 25% discount on all plug-in bundles in the online FabFilter shop.

Changes in FabFilter plugins

  • Fixed incorrect MIDI message handling in the AAX plug-ins on Mac OS X: this could cause unexpected parameter changes when starting/stopping playback in Pro Tools.
  • In FabFilter Pro-Q, fixed a bug that caused the Auto-Adjust Display Range feature not to work when dragging curves with the High Cut or Low Cut filter type.
  • Added a workaround in the Mac OS X VST plug-ins to ensure resizing works correctly in Ableton Live 8.
  • Added a workaround in the VST 2 plug-ins to ensure preset changes and parameter changes are correctly saved in Maschine by Native Instruments.
  • Fixed possible crash when removing the VST 2 or VST 3 plug-ins on Mac OS X while the interface is open, for example in Studio One.
  • Fixed white flash and some other graphical glitches when resizing the plug-in interfaces on Mac OS X (all plug-in formats).
  • Fixed bug that could cause the interfaces not to appear at all in some hosts on Mac OS X, for example Triumph.
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes on both Windows and Mac OS X.

The updated plug-ins are fully compatible with previous versions, and free for existing FabFilter customers. The latest versions and 30-day trials are available for download now at www.fabfilter.com/download.

More information: FabFilter

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FabFilter updates all plug-ins with graphics acceleration and more

FabFilter

FabFilter has updated all FabFilter plug-ins to add GPU-powered graphics acceleration.

In addition, FabFilter Twin 2, Timeless 2 and Volcano 2 now feature the collapsible modulation section that was first introduced in FabFilter Saturn. All plug-ins have also received bug fixes and various other improvements.

Changes in FabFilter plugins

  • All plug-ins now contain the GPU-powered graphics acceleration introduced in FabFilter Pro-DS, ensuring ultra-smooth animation while leaving the main CPU free to do audio processing.
  • FabFilter Twin 2, Timeless 2 and Volcano 2 have a new Modulation button to easily show and hide the modulation section. By default, the modulation section is hidden to make the plug-in less intimidating at first, but you can easily look ‘under the hood’ when you want to tweak a preset or design your own.
  • FabFilter Twin 2 displays a new keyboard section in the interface when the modulation section is hidden. The component display at the top of the interface contains a new Main EG component button, letting you easily tweak EG parameters when browsing presets.
  • When multiple bands are selected in FabFilter Pro-Q, the Frequency, Gain and Q knobs will now let you change parameters of the selected bands while preserving their relative differences. Double-clicking a knob still lets you set all bands to the same value.
  • Updated all VST 3 plug-ins to support new features in VST 3.5, such as a host-provided right-click menu for each parameter in the interface. Steinberg’s CMC-AI controller is now also supported.
  • Added mouse wheel support to buttons with pop-up menus, such as the distortion style button in FabFilter Saturn.
  • Added Options > Open Other Preset option to the presets menu, making it easy to open a preset that’s not in the regular presets folder.
  • FabFilter Twin 2 and Timeless 2 now remember which section in the component display is expanded in Wide mode.
  • Fixed compatibility issues with Adobe Premiere on Windows and OS X.
  • Fixed a bug in the mono AudioSuite plug-ins that caused the Whole File option at the bottom to be disabled.
  • The Mac OS X version now requires OS X 10.5 and an Intel processor. Previous versions are still available for download if you need OS X 10.4 or PowerPC support.

The updates are free for existing FabFilter customers. Updates and 30-day trial versions are available for download now at www.fabfilter.com/download.

More information: FabFilter

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IDMf launches Changethenoise competition

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IDMf has announced the Changethenoise competition, a music production contest.

IDMf Changethenoise

It’s time to hear the music that’s all around you in our first ever samples-based production competition. Featuring a bunch of awesome prizes and an EP release on the IDMf netlabel comprised of the top tracks, we hope you’ll get involved, experiment and explore new aural avenues!

The enter the competition you need to submit a track made with the samples provided in two sample packs only. The competition closes on the November 30th, 2012.

Prizes are sponsored by Audio Damage, FabFilter, U-he, Cloudkillers, and the winning submissions will be released on an album/EP via the IDMf Netlabel.

More information: IDMf Changethenoise

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FabFilter releases Pro-DS — Intelligent de-esser plug-in

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FabFilter Pro-DS

FabFilter has announced the release of its Pro-DS de-esser effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Featuring ingenious vocal sibilance detection, powerful processing options and insightful metering, truly transparent de-essing becomes effortless with FabFilter Pro-DS.

The unique newly developed Single Vocal algorithm in Pro-DS has an uncanny ability to separate sibilance from non-sibilance in individual vocal recordings. It almost always works right away without the need for complex manual tuning, making the de-esser very easy to set up. Alternatively, the classic Allround detection implements a custom side-chain filter path, tuned to perfection for de-essing full mixes or high-frequency limiting of any material.

The intuitive interface in FabFilter Pro-DS makes it easy to find the right settings quickly with great visual feedback. A large real-time level display shows a scrolling input waveform and highlights the parts affected by the de-essing algorithm, showing you exactly how much processing is going on. Finding the right Threshold setting becomes a trivial task with the circular side-chain input meter around the Threshold knob. In addition, the side-chain filter slider displays a real-time spectrum analyzer, enabling you to easily zoom in on problem frequencies. Advanced GPU-powered graphics acceleration ensures seamless animation and also keeps the main CPU free to do audio processing.

To fine-tune the sound, FabFilter Pro-DS offers optional look-ahead (up to 15 milliseconds) and adjustable stereo linking. In addition to general wide-band processing, linear-phase split-band processing is also available. Together with optional mid/side processing (affecting only the mono or stereo content) and up to four times linear-phase oversampling, Pro-DS is capable of highly transparent de-essing in the most demanding situations. All this power combined with its innovative, easy-to-use interface makes Pro-DS the perfect de-essing solution for any mixing and mastering job.

FabFilter Pro-DS
FabFilter Pro-DS is a highly intelligent and transparent de-essing plug-in, perfect for processing single vocal tracks as well as entire mixes.

Pro-DS features

  • Highly intelligent ‘Single Vocal’ detection, and classic ‘Allround’ detection.
  • Transparent, program-dependent compression/limiting.
  • Adjustable Threshold, Range and High-Pass and Low-Pass side-chain filtering settings.
  • Wide Band or linear-phase Split Band processing.
  • Optional look-ahead time up to 15 ms.
  • Freely adjustable stereo linking.
  • Optional mid-only or side-only processing.
  • Up to four times linear-phase oversampling.
  • Real-time de-essing display, clearly showing the affected parts of processed audio.
  • Side-chain input meter, making it easy to choose a good Threshold value.
  • Real-time spectrum analyzer built into the HP/LP filter controller.
  • GPU-powered graphics acceleration.
  • High-quality 64-bit internal processing.
  • Double-click text entry of parameter values.
  • Large and compact interface sizes (with or without the real-time level display).
  • Stereo and mono plug-ins available.
  • Supports common Pro Tools hardware control surfaces, such as Avid ICON D-Control and D-Command.
  • 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, advanced optimization, and more.

FabFilter Pro-DS for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX/RTAS/AudioSuite) is available to purchase for 149 EUR/$189 USD/£124 GBP. Bundles with FabFilter Pro-DS and other FabFilter plug-ins are also available. Existing FabFilter customers can purchase Pro-DS with a discount by logging in to their online user account.

More information: FabFilter / Pro-DS

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