FXpansion releases DCAM BusComp & DCAM ChanComp for Auria on iPad

FXpansion DCAM BusComp

FXpansion has announced that DCAM BusComp and DCAM ChanComp are now available as optional plug-ins for Auria, WaveMachine Labs’ digital multitracking app for iPad.

DCAM BusComp provides classic console-style bus compression for drum groups and mixes while DCAM ChanComp’s FET limiting amplifier design is perfect as a track compressor for drums, bass and vocals.

DCAM BusComp and DCAM ChanComp are available as in-app purchases within Auria v1.11 for $14.99 USD each.

More information: FXpansion / Auria

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Softube Spring Sale – Up to 33% off Steve Levine’s favorite plugins

Softube Spring Sale

Softube has announced its Spring Sale, offering up to 33% off Steve Levine’s favorite Softube plug-ins.

Grab Steve Levine’s four favorite Softube plug-ins at a great discount!

From March 6 to April 10, Summit Audio Grand Channel, FET Compressor, Spring Reverb and Tube Delay will be on a special price here in our web store and at our dealers around the World.

Softube Spring Sale

  • Summit Audio Grand Channel: $219 ($329)
  • FET Compressor: $164 ($219)
  • Tube Delay: $66 ($99)
  • Spring Reverb: $66 ($99)

The sale ends April 10th, 2013.

More information: Softube

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Softube launches Holiday Sale

Softube has announced a Holiday Sale, offering discounts on selected plugins.

Softube Holiday Sale

Holiday campaign! Hurray! From today, throughout Black Friday, Cyber-Mondays, and just ol’ plain boring Wednesdays, until January 10, here’s the Softube Holiday campaign with up to $100 discount on our most popular products.

Softube Holiday Sale

  • TSAR-1 reverb
  • Mix Bundle (Including FET Compressor, Passive Equalizer, Active Equalizer, Focusing Equalizer and TSAR-1R reverb)
  • Summit Audio Grand Channel
  • Tube-Tech Classic Channel

The sale ends January 10th, 2012. The reduced prices are available through Softube dealers as well as the Softube web store.

More information: Softube

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FXpansion releases DCAM ChanComp Reason Rack Extension

FXpansion has announced the release of its DCAM ChanComp Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason, a circuit-modelled channel compressor based on a legendary FET-based limiting amplifier design.

FXpansion DCAM ChanComp
DCAM ChanComp is based on a classic limiting amplifier design commonly used as a channel or track compressor.

DCAM ChanComp features a very fast attack response and is usually intended to be applied to individual elements of many kinds, especially drums, bass and vocals.

DCAM ChanComp provides the same simple, effective controls and compression ratios as the revered original studio classic, including the infamous ‘all-buttons’ mode. It also allows you to dial between multiple models of different hardware revisions with the continuous Bias control for a variety of compression flavours.

Other additions include a wet/dry mix control for instant parallel compression and a CV output so you can use DCAM ChanComp’s gain reduction circuit as an envelope follower to modulate other devices within your Reason project.

DCAM ChanComp is available as a download-only product from the Propellerhead Online Shop, priced at $29 USD / €25 EUR inc. VAT where applicable.

More information: FXpansion / DCAM ChanComp

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Avid Releases VENUEPack 4 – Plug-In Suite and Real Time Analyzer for VENUE Digital Consoles

Avid has announced VENUEPack 4, a new suite of professional plug-ins and utilities that will come bundled with all VENUE digital console systems, providing live sound engineers with more creative options than ever.

From re-creations of popular vintage hardware to the latest studio processing effects, VENUEPack 4 includes 30 powerful plug-ins from Avid and third-party partners including Flux::, Focusrite, JOEMEEK, Line 6, and others.

VENUEPack 4 plug-ins run natively on all VENUE systems—no external plug-in runner or separate laptop required. They offer high-quality sound, reliable performance, exceptionally low latency, automatic delay compensation support, and can be controlled right from the console surface.

“VENUE’s integrated plug-in system eliminates the need for external outboard gear or plug-in runners, giving the user unprecedented creative choice,” says Greg Kopchinski, Avid product manager. “VENUEPack 4 provides a unified set of popular plug-ins for live sound, making it easier than ever for engineers to move between VENUE consoles and use the great-sounding, low-latency effects they’ve come to appreciate.”

In addition to the suite of plug-ins, VENUEPack 4 also includes the Flux:: Pure Analyzer Essential software application, a modular RTA system that provides mix engineers with an extensive range of live audio analysis and measurement tools when installed on a Mac- or Windows-based laptop. Pure Analyzer can also utilize the Flux SampleGrabber plug-in to support direct signal acquisition across an Ethernet network from VENUE system monitor and mix busses.

Avid VENUEPack4
Collage of plug-ins included in Avid’s VENUEPack4 collection.

VENUEPack 4 features

  • Classic Compressors Bundle—Emulations of five coveted hardware processors (includes BF-2A, BF-3A, Purple Audio MC77, Fairchild 660, and Fairchild 670 plug-ins).
  • Eleven—Hyper-realistic emulations of the world’s greatest vintage and modern guitar amps.
  • Flux:: Pure Analyzer Essential—Network-driven, real-time signal analyzing software.
  • Focusrite d2 and d3—Models of the classic Focusrite red equalizer and compressor/limiter.
  • Impact—Console-style mix bus compressor.
  • JOEMEEK Bundle—Classic emulations of the SC2 compressor and VC5 Meequalizer.
  • Line 6 Echo Farm—Models of several classic echo hardware processors and pedals.
  • Moogerfooger Bundle—Realistic emulations of four classic audio effects and synth modules (includes 12-Stage Phaser, Analog Delay, Lowpass Filter, and Ring Modulator plug-ins).
  • Pultec Bundle—Realistic emulations of three vintage Pultec EQs (includes EQH-2, EQP-1A, and MEQ-5 plug-ins).
  • Reel Tape Suite—Delivers the warmth and characteristics of analog tape and machine effects (includes Reel Tape Saturation, Reel Tape Delay, and Reel Tape Flanger plug-ins).
  • Reverb One—World-class reverb processing, with complete parameter control.
  • ReVibe—High-performance, highly detailed room-modeling reverb.
  • Slightly Rude Compressor—Custom compressor that’s both musical and aggressive.
  • Smack!—Fool-proof compressor/limiter that provides a wide range of sonic variations and color.
  • TL Aggro—High-quality emulation of a vintage analog FET compressor.
  • Voce Bundle—Emulations of classic vibrato and rotating speaker effects (includes Voce Chorus/Vibrato and Voce Spin plug-ins).

Avid has also announced a free VENUEPack 4 webinar featuring Robert Scovill.

Veteran sound engineer and Avid® live sound market specialist, Robert Scovill, will host a free webinar on August 15th at 10 am PT (1 pm ET) to introduce the new VENUEPack 4 plug-in bundle. Robert will offer an overview of the included plug-ins followed by a deep dive into using Flux Pure Analyzer Essential, an exciting new addition to the pack. Attendance capacity is limited, so register today to reserve your spot.

VENUEPack4 is available worldwide now. Existing VENUE owners can upgrade their VENUE systems to VENUEPack 4 at 50% off the standard upgrade price through September 14, 2012.

More information: Avid / VENUE

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