Steinberg has released version 7.0.6 of the Elements, AI and LE editions of its Cubase digital audio workstation software.
The update focuses on visibility and workflow enhancements for MixConsole, including the ability to display channel names in two rows as well as one-click plug-in access.
The new version also includes audio stability improvements under Windows, improved UAD compatibility as well as several resolved issues in different areas.
The update is now available for download from the Steinberg website.
Steinberg has also announced the release of a trial version of Cubase Elements, the smallest retail version of its Cubase music production software.
Functionally identical with the retail version, the trial version will run for 30 days, so there’s plenty of time to record audio, try out the powerful recording, editing and mixing tools as well as the included instruments and effect plug-ins.
Try the new MixConsole with its integrated EQ/Dynamics channel strip modules, the Chord Track for easy chord management or the VST Amp Rack guitar tone suite and experience the highly intuitive Cubase workflow relished by professionals around the globe.
No registration is required. Just download, install and enter the world of Cubase.
More information: Steinberg / Cubase
Bitwig has posted a new beta video, which demonstrates Working with Instrument Clips in Bitwig Studio.
The latest beta video highlights several of Bitwig Studio’s features for working with instrument clips.
Switch between clip- or track-based note editing, bring more life into your composition using note expressions and and per-note micro-pitch control, or use the histogram-based inspector function on several notes at once to randomize or spread parameter variances, changing the feel of your instrument clips.
More information: Bitwig
, Nomad Factory
, XLN Audio
Posted in news
on Sep 30, 2013
Cakewalk has introduced Sonar X3, the latest version of its music production software for Windows.
Create music in any style with cutting-edge instruments, effects, and creative tools. Thanks to the award-winning Skylight user interface, SONAR X3 lets you move seamlessly in your production workspace, instantly going from recording to editing to mixing and back again.
Produce flawless tracks with the 64-Bit Double Precision audio engine and upload polished mixes directly to YouTube and SoundCloud. Plus, SONAR X3 let’s you do it all without limiting the number of tracks and plugins; all while supporting the latest technologies like VST3, multi-touch, and Gobbler cloud save.
SONAR X3 is our biggest upgrade to date and includes new and exciting core workflow enhancements and features like Color Customization, Comping, VST3 Support, ARA integration, Melodyne Essential, Tape Emulator, our revolutionary QuadCurve EQ Zoom & Analyzer, and much more. Plus we’ve added new effects and instruments including XLN Audio Addictive Drums, Nomad Factory Blue Tubes FX, Lounge Lizard Session, and much more.
Sonar X3 upgrade is available to purchase for $49 (Sonar X3) / $99 (Sonar X3 Studio) / $149 USD (Sonar X3 Producer).
More information: Cakewalk / Sonar
Mutools has released version 5.2 of MuLab and MUX VST
The MuLab sound and music production system transforms a computer into an inspiring modular studio.
Changes in version 5.2
- Redesigned UI system resulting in a greatly improved look & feel!
- Redesigned the MuSynth, MuDrum, MuPad, MuSampla, MultiSampla, MuVerb and MuEcho front panels.
- Oscillators: Super Layers (aka “Fatness”) can now be edited in detail, resulting in many more sound options. Such osc layer setups can also be copy-pasted and saved as presets.
- New monophonic mode for great solo sounds!
- Many more improvements, details in the changelog.
MuLab 5 for Windows and Mac is available to purchase staring at 29 EUR, MUX 5 UL costs 49 EUR.
More information: MuTools
Ohm Force has announced that it will release Ohm Studio, the real-time collaborative digital audio workstation currently in public beta, on October 15th, 2013.
It is always an arbitrary decision when a beta turns into a release. While some decisive updates (like a much asked for offline mode) are on their way to Ohm Studio, Ohm Force has observed that its DAW is undoubtedly able to deliver its promise: collaborative musical joy. With 30K users, 80K projects, and 58 collaborative events made during beta testing, there is no more time to postpone the inevitable: taking the big leap and telling the world “here is Ohm Studio”.
The release will happen on October 15th, along with substantial updates to www.ohmstudio.com and the Ohm Studio app. There will also be a full product presentation including pricing, current and future features as well as special collab events. Expect to see a giant sheep eating a castle too.
Of course, there will be no project or account reset. Preorder buyers will be able to go on as usual. Others (or newcomers) while keeping their accounts with associated projects will become free subscribers. They will have a limit of 10 projects and won’t be able to export lossless audio. If they have more than that at the time of release, all projects will be locked until they subscribe or leave enough projects. Note that leaving a project doesn’t imply cancelling your copyrights on the track, only your access to it. Alternatively they will be able to do local backups when offline mode is implemented.
Finally, note that this is the last chance to purchase a lifetime subscription. The lifetime subscription will end along with beta on October 15th. At 224€ (~$250 outside of eurozone) this offer includes the largest Ohm Studio content pack along with permanent subscription to the Ohm cloud (more details here).
More information: Ohm Studio
Ableton has announced that its upcoming version 9.1 of Live is now available as a public beta.
This update will be free for all owners of Live 9, and provides several significant improvements for users of Live 9 and Push.
Ableton Live 9.1 features dual monitor support, Push step sequencer, and more.
Live 9.1 introduces support for two windows, including the option to place the windows on different monitors. Want to use the Session View mixer while keeping an eye on the Arrangement? How about using one monitor for tweaking effects parameters and another monitor for editing a MIDI clip? We hope this feature will please those users who told us how keen they are on dual monitor support, and it certainly promises to be a workflow booster for many music-making scenarios.
For Push owners, Live 9.1 introduces a brand new melodic step sequencer. Enter notes manually, or play them in, then edit each note in the sequence precisely – all via the hands-on interface of Push. Plus, you can now edit automation with step-by-step accuracy – maybe open up a filter for single notes, or add a splash of reverb to the last notes of a sequence.
Finally, there are a couple of under the hood changes that we’d like to draw your attention to. Sample rate conversion during rendering is done using an extremely high-quality algorithm. If you’re working at a high sample rate (such as 96 kHz), you can now downsample to lower sample rates (such as 44.1 kHz) with no loss in quality. Also, rendering now uses multiple cores, which can result in much faster exports. Ultra high-quality rendering and faster renders – now in Live 9.1.
Live 9.1 is currently available as a public beta.
More information: Ableton
Sensomusic has released Update 6 of Usine Hollyhock, a software application dedicated to live music and real-time installations.
It’s not a traditional Digital Audio Workstation so, it has a very specific approach. Also it’s a modular environment, which means that, even if you can find many ready to use examples, the main goal is to create and customize your live set to fit it exactly to your needs.
Usine is different but finally you’ll realize that it is one of the most powerful audio software you can find.
Changes in Usine Hollyhock v1.02.010
- New multi-channel Reverb module.
- New List Manager module.
- New File Lister module.
- Scan for plug-ins (AU and VST) faster and more efficient.
- 32bits floating point Multi-Channel Recording in the Direct to disk panel and the Sample player recorder.
- OSC (open sound control) optimization.
- Filter (LP, HP, BC, NOTCH) optimization.
- A vertical scrollbar in the Grid panel allows no an unlimited number of lines.
- Addons automatically downloaded and available in the Browser Panel.
- Various GUI Grid panel improvements.
- Better zoom command in the Sample player.
- New Current Workspace Settings module.
- Devices panel reset more efficients.
- Most of reported issues fixed.
- Check the release notes for details.
Usine Hollyhock is available to purchase for the launch price of 159 EUR (20% off regular).
More information: Sensomusic
, FL Studio
, Fruity Loops
Posted in news
on Sep 06, 2013
Image-Line has announced an Upgrade Sale, offering 50% off FL Studio upgrades for a limited time.
Upgrade FL Studio at HALF the normal price. Why not grab Signature Bundle and get Sytrus, Maximus and more for less.
Any plugins you already own that are part of Signature Bundle will be further deducted from the price. Fruity > Producer, Fruity > Signature, Producer > Signature, it’s all possible. Offer excludes ‘All plugins Bundle’ and can’t be used with other coupons or promotions.
The offer is available to existing FL Studio users only, until September 30th, 2013. Use coupon code FLUPGRADEPROMO at checkout.
More information: Image-Line