ROLI acquires JUCE software framework

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ROLI has announced the acquisition of JUCE, an acclaimed C++ framework which is used by leading audio companies such as Korg, Pioneer, Arturia, Akai Professional, and M­Audio.

ROLI acquires JUCE

The move comes just months after closing a record Series A of $16.5m, and will enable ROLI to both expand the Seaboard’s compatibility with existing 3rd party software, and develop JUCE as a leading toolkit for creating next generation interfaces for music and beyond. Julian (“Jules”) Storer, founder of Raw Materials Software which makes JUCE, will be joining the ROLI team as Head of Software Architecture and will continue as the Editor­in­Chief for all things JUCE.

ROLI CEO and Founder, Roland Lamb, made the announcement today at SLUSH, one of the largest gatherings for European startups and investors. Lamb said “At ROLI, our larger vision is to reshape interaction. To do that, we need to transform every technological link from where people create inputs, to where computers create outputs. That’s a tall order, but acquiring and investing in JUCE is our most significant step towards this challenging goal since we invented and developed the Seaboard.“

For ROLI, the acquisition will accelerate the process of creating broad compatibility between the Seaboard and leading audio applications. The acquisition will also enable Storer to continue to focus on building out the architecture of JUCE and leading the development of groundbreaking features like the Projucer, the first real­time C++ compiler which he demonstrated at C++Now. Storer commented “We’re tremendously excited about the creative possibilities that will be unleashed as we build not only new features, but better documentation, code examples, and templates that will help to establish JUCE as the leading C++ framework, not just for audio, but for a wide range of diverse applications, from graphics to gaming to embedded systems.”

ROLI has created an advisory panel of industry leaders to help guide the vision for JUCE’s development, including David Zicarelli, Founder and CEO of Cycling74, makers of MaxMSP, and Martin Robinson, Programme Leader at UWE Bristol and author of ‘Getting Starting with JUCE’. “Our first goal will be to hear from the community of JUCE developers to get a better understanding of what they need and what’s most useful,” Lamb said. “We’re thrilled that this acquisition positions us to play a bigger role in the open source and creative development communities.” A number of JUCE meetups are planned around the world, starting tomorrow at IRCAM, followed by events in London, Berlin and New York in the coming weeks.

More information: ROLI

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D16 Group updates LuSH-101 synth plugin to v1.1.1

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D16 Group has updated its LuSH-101 synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac to version 1.1.1.

D16 Group LuSH-101

This update brings the awaited GUI size selection feature, which allows you to choose between small and big GUI variants, makeing LuSH-101 being suitable for your needs and screen resolution.

Changes in LuSH-101 v1.1.1

  • Big and small GUI to choose.
  • Fixed notification about Offline Rendering Mode.
  • Minor GUI bug fixes.

LuSH-101 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for 149 EUR incl. VAT.

More information: D16 Group / LuSH-101

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Hollow Sun releases The Shell for Kontakt

Hollow Sun has released The Shell, a professionally scripted panel/GUI library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Hollow Sun The Shell
The Shell is a unique Kontakt instrument designed for you to take YOUR samples to a new level of convenient tweakability.

The Shell is a unique thing in that it’s an empty Kontakt instrument which allows YOU to put YOUR samples into it and have a fully functional, professionally scripted and designed panel at your disposal for sonic tweakage. Ideal if you make your own samples/sounds but aren’t able to do scripting or find it difficult.

Scripting IS very complicated if you’re not that way inclined … like myself … which is why we have our own resident scriptmeister in the form of the enviably gifted Mario Krušelj here at HS Towers. Let’s face it, Kontakt scripting can be very complicated even if you ARE that way inclined!

So with The Shell, you can make your own samples, pop into Kontakt’s mapping editor to assign and map them out, leave Kontakt’s editor and then take advantage of a comprehensive user interface panel made by a professional Kontakt scripter where you can tweak your sounds without having to delve into Kontakt’s sometimes arcane edit pages.

The Shell for Kontakt is available to purchase for £8 GBP.

More information: Hollow Sun / The Shell

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D16 Group updates LuSH-101 to v1.0.1

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D16 Group LuSH-101 development

D16 Group has released version 1.0.1 of its LuSH-101 virtual multi-timbral synthesizer instrument.

LuSH-101 is a synthesizer created from modules that can be found in many modern virtual synthesizers, all combined into a single compact and logically intuitive design. However, this basic simplicity combined with its multilayer architecture turns it into an easy-to-use but extremely powerful instrument that can be programmed and tweaked quickly, almost effortlessly leveraging its maximum potential.

Changes in v1.0.1

  • Added option to hide GUI keyboard.
  • Bugfix in LFOs and envelopes retrigger mode (appeared only on few hosts).
  • Less restrictive demo version (no pop-up window, 30 minutes in one run).

LuSH-101 for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for 149 EUR/$199 USD/£119 GBP incl. VAT (if applicable).

More information: D16 Group / LuSH-101

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D16 announces development plan for LuSH-101 software synthesizer

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D16 Group LuSH-101 development

D16 Group has announced its development plan for LuSH-101, a virtual software synthesizer for Windows and Mac.

LuSH-101 is a synthesizer created from modules that can be found in many modern virtual synthesizers, all combined into a single compact and logically intuitive design.

However, this basic simplicity combined with its multilayer architecture turns it into an easy-to-use but extremely powerful instrument that can be programmed and tweaked quickly, almost effortlessly leveraging its maximum potential.

LuSH-101 development time line

  • GUI update: Hidden keyboard option to save your screen space.
  • RTAS: Native RTAS support for all Protools users (and AAX a bit later).
  • GUI update: Additional GUI sizes to fit LuSH-101 the best for your screen resolution.
  • New features
    • Second insert effect slot for yet richer sounds
    • Additional tempo modifiers for synced LFOs to give more control
    • New destinations in Modulation Matrix for greater expression
    • Improvements in parameters’ handling, automation and MM assignation
  • GUI update: Additional skins in different colours so you can choose your favourite.
  • Much more to come…

LuSH-101 for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for 149 EUR/$199 USD/£119 GBP incl. VAT (if applicable).

More information: D16 Group / LuSH-101

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