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Flux intros AAX Native and 64-bit for IRCAM HEar & Verb Session + plug-ins updated to v3.1.1

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Flux IRCAM HEar & Verb Session updates

Flux has announced the release of the AAX Native and 64-bit compatible versions of IRCAM HEar – Binaural encoder and IRCAM Verb Session – Algorithmic session reverberation processor, built on its new Version 3 (v3) framework. Additionally, its other plug-ins have been updated to v3.1.1 Build 31018.

Version 3 Framework

The v3 framework improves the performance dramatically and for the graphic rendering it includes a GPU-efficient 2D/3D graphic engine, first introduced in the Pure Analyzer System, based on the OpenGL standard optimizing the audio-to-visual experience utilizing the GPU on the computer’s built in graphics card.

With the Flux:: v3 framework support for OSC (Open Sound Control) is introduced in order to allow for remote control of the plug-in parameters using OSC enabled devices and software applications such as TouchOSC for iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad.

IRCAM HEar v3 and IRCAM Verb Session v3 are available on 32- and 64-bit Mac OS X and Windows in AU, VST and AAX Native plug-in formats. The plugins are available to purchase at an introductory 50% discount for a limited time. The updates are free of charge to users of previous versions of the software (or a bundle containing it).

Changes in Flux plug-ins v3.1.1 Build 31018

  • New IRCAM Tools – HEar v3.
  • New IRCAM Tools – VerbSession v3.
  • Fix: Mac OS X: v3: Compatibility issue with last iLok drivers and wrapped product.
  • Fix: Epure v3 AAX: frequency displayed on user interface was not the good one.
  • Fix: Epure AAX 64-bit: Presets not loading correctly depending on the order in which they are selected (Avid: THP-2546).
  • Fix: Epure AAX 64-bit: Values change when activated for automation (Avid: THP-2547).
  • Fix: Epure AAX 64-bit: I/O Routing don’t go back to previous state when checking and unchecking Link I/O Routing (Avid: THP-2548).
  • Fix: Elixir V3 AAX 64: Automation not working for ‘Diff.’, ‘Make Up’ and ‘Stages’ (Avid: THP-2550).
  • Fix: VerbV3: Bug in Studio One.
  • Fix: Mac OS X: Audio Unit: v3: iLok authorisation issues.
  • Fix: Instantiation time (too long).
  • Fix: Windows: Bittersweet V3: does not install.
  • Fix: ElixirV3 and BitterSweetV3: don’t bypass in Pro Tools.
  • Fix: Mac OS X: Cannot load Ableton Live when these are installed.
  • Fix: lots of other minor things.
  • Known issue: Windows: SampleGrabber v3 AAX 32-bits: sometimes not working on some system with ProTools 10.3.6, 10.3.7; if so, please continue using the old RTAS version (PAS_SP2b).
  • Known issue: Mac OS X: Audio Unit: Verb v3: – Morphing not 100 % working.

Note: On Windows, due to deep change in the installer, it is recommended to uninstall previous versions before installing this new one.

More information: Flux

Blue Cat Audio licenses audio plug-in technology to Zynaptiq

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Blue Cat Audio has announced that Zynaptiq is licensing Blue Cat Audio’s “Kitty” audio plug-ins development kit to port their UNVEIL plug-in to multiple platforms.

Zynaptiq Unveil

Zynaptiq’s recently announced UNVEIL 1.5 update is a major rework of their unique realtime de-reverberation and signal focusing plug-in. Based on artificial intelligence powered de-mixing, UNVEIL allows the user to attenuate or boost the amount of reverb contained in a mixed recording, and bringing out or suppressing inherent detail. Thanks to Blue Cat Audio’s technology, it is now available on both Mac and PC, in VST, Audio Unit, AAX and RTAS formats and includes multiple new features and enhancements.

“When we were evaluating our options for bringing UNVEIL to more formats and platforms, we were determined to settle for nothing but the very best solution.” said Denis H. Goekdag, CEO of Zynaptiq. “Well, we have found exactly that at Blue Cat Audio. Their Kitty SDK is highly functional as well as rock-solid, and their development team combines profound know-how with high efficiency and reliability – a perfect match for our state-of-the-art technology.”

“Zynaptiq is one of the most innovative audio companies out there,” says Guillaume Jeulin, founder and CEO of Blue Cat Audio. “It was natural for us to work together: our software development framework complements Zynaptiq’s unique algorithms. It gave them the opportunity to port their Mac-only Audio Unit plug-in to all major plug-in formats, on both Mac and Windows systems, in record time. We are proud to be part of Zynaptiq’s effort to make their incredible plug-in available on most Digital Audio Workstations (DAW).”

More information: Blue Cat Audio / Zynaptiq

Zynaptiq acquires IP of discontinued products and dormant technologies from Prosoniq

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Zynaptiq

Zynaptiq has announced it has acquires IP of selected Prosoniq products and technologies.

Zynaptiq GmbH and Prosoniq Products Software GmbH announce they have recently struck an agreement that grants Zynaptiq the exclusive and transferrable usage, licensing, modification and intellectual property rights to various Prosoniq products and technologies that were put on hold during the transition to MacOS X.

The agreement includes:

  • Rayverb, a real-time reverb processor that uses inverse ray-tracing technology. Rayverb allows creating a room model from an impulse response, and then enables the user to manipulate room characteristics such as size, material and geometry, morph between multiple room models and position the input signal anywhere within the modeled room’s sound-stage. Rayverb also allows exporting the manipulated room model as impulse response.
  • Magenta, a polyphonic real-time resynthesizer. Magenta allows a live input signal to be used as time-varying waveform for real-time resynthesis and sound tweaking. Options include advanced signal transformation like metallization, pitch quantization, pitch- & formant-shifting, and more.
  • PANDORA, a real-time voice separation/attenuation technology.
  • APEM, a de-reverberator based on artificial neural networks.
  • IRIDIUM, a de-noising technology based on pattern recognition and physical modeling.
  • as well as over 70 other algorithms, including mastering grade dynamics, equalization and saturation, audio morphing, re-synthesis, feature extraction and many other unique sound design algorithms. The transferred IP also contains an industrial strength batch processing framework.

Zynaptiq will provide existing users of the acquired titles with an upgrade path when software derived from or related to these products becomes available. Specifically, APEM users are eligible for a cross-grade path to Zynaptiq’s UNVEIL de-reverberation plug-in, and will be contacted by Prosoniq in the following weeks.

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Renoise 2.6 “Geek Edition” released, multi-platform DAW

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Renoise

Renoise, the multi-platform digital audio workstation software, was updated to version 2.6.

It’s official. We are pleased to announce that Renoise 2.6 is ready for production. Over three months of community driven beta testing has put the software through the ringer. User feedback has resulted in our most innovative release to date. Rock solid stable, as usual.

Changes in Renoise v2.6

  • Script everything using a truly open API: Lua is a light-weight programming language, which together with the Renoise API allows you to build add-ons quickly and easily. Lua scripting, introduced as part of the beta cycle in July, has already resulted in a plethora of new tools, as well as native support for the following hardware: AlphaTrack, BCF-2000, BCR-2000, KONTROL49, FaderPort, microKONTROL, nanoKONTROL, Launchpad, Remote SL-MKII, Nocturn, Monome, Ohm64, iPad via TouchOSC.
  • Sample Autoseek: Samples have a new setting, “Autoseek”, which will, when enabled, make them behave like a traditional audio channel. You can start playing back the song at any position, and the sample will automatically seek to the current position in the song without having to be triggered.
  • Open Sound Control (OSC) Server Support.
  • Duplex – MIDI/OSC controller framework.
  • DSSI Support on Linux, 64-bit Linux Version.
  • Support for CAF, AIFC, SND and AU Files.
  • Linux & Mac OSX Performance Tweaks.
  • Minor usability and functionality refinements galore!
  • The full scoop, here: http://www.renoise.com/about/what-s-new-2-6/

Renoise is available to purchase for Linux, Mac, and Windows, priced at 58 EUR excl. VAT.

More information: Renoise

Studio Units Software releases Studio Units Plug-in Collection

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Studio Units Software has announced the release of the Studio Units Plug-in Collection, a new and revolutionary framework for bespoke midi and audio processor design.

The Studio Units plugin collection provides a framework for effortlessly combining instruments and effects, in ways that overcome many of the restrictions traditionally placed on plugin interaction.

In addition to simple audio and midi signal routing, other more flexible transformation options are also provided. These include the ability to convert between plugin parameters, midi controllers and audio signals, progressing from direct mapping to more diverse forms of interaction if required.

The entire framework is designed to integrate seamlessly with plugins from other manufacturers. This is achieved in various ways, including a highly flexible plugin, program, preset and file browser, enabling you to find what you are looking for in the shortest time possible.

Studio Units - Tube Vocoder
Studio Units Tube Vocoder, one of the free effect patches

Studio Units Plug-in Collection features

  • Effortlessly combines instruments and effects in new and ingenious ways.
  • Seamlessly integrates with plugins from other manufacturers.
  • Converts between plugin parameters, midi controllers and audio signals.
  • Free library of essential audio engineering tools and bizarre inventions.

The Studio Units Plug-in Collection includes 33 SU plugins, which are building blocks that can be used to create more sophisticated sound processors. The SU library combines these plugins in 11 effect patches, available without the purchase of a licence.

The Studio Units Plug-in Collection is currently available to purchase for Windows PC (Mac AU/VST in development, RTAS planned), priced at $99 USD excl. VAT.

More information: Studio Units Software