Rob Papen has releases the Windows version of RP-Dock, a standalone host application for Rob Papen products.
There are handy features like tempo setting and an audio recording/playback facility.
The audio setting for sample rate can be selected from 44.1Khz up to 96Khz(depending on your soundcard/device). Midi input offers merging of all connected Midi controllers and also included is an optional midi channel selector.
A great tool if you are playing live or in the studio or… simply cool if you just like to play around with the synthesizers or effects.
RP-Dock is now available to download for Windows and Mac, free of charge.
Image-Line has announced version 11.02 of FL Studio, the music production software for Windows.
FL Studio 11 was our biggest release ever, with over 1 million hits on our site in the first hour after release. And so, we are happy to announce the 11.0.2 update that includes some cool new features and fixes.
The latest versions inspire musicians to create more and better music with deep, streamlined mixing and a complete rack for all types of instruments.
Reason’s renowned music-centric design focuses around a virtual rack of software instruments, effects and processors connected to a world-class mixing console. Users can go from ideas to music, literally in minutes, designing their of the dreams in the process while never stopping their creative flow. Now, version 7 offers integration of all instruments—in and out of the “box”—with MIDI out. Automatic audio slicing and audio quantize enable quick fixes or style changes of recorded performances—even conversion of those recordings into REX loops for further creative possibilities in the rack. For mixing, Propellerhead adds a spectrum analyzer with visual EQ controls to “see” the audio and tweak equalization settings of any tracks in mixer. One-click group and parallel mix channels go beyond what is possible in physical large format mixers—instantly exposing the world of modern parallel effects and automation. And to inspire, Reason 7 makes importing audio from users’ music libraries and the web with support for mp3, aac, wma and more a snap. An enhanced Factory Sound Bank comes with tons of new loops and drum kits supplying the latest sounds ready to be thrown into tracks.
Audiomatic Retro Transformer takes its place alongside over 100 third-party instrument, effect and utility Rack Extensions (RE) already available for Reason. Designed for use on any instrument, channel or even group mix, Audiomatic oozes character to the sound. Inspired by retro phone apps, Audiomatic, with 16 snapshots going from Vinyl and VHS tape to PVC pipe and Gadget, immediately evokes an auditory mood, place or time. The RE is included free in Reason version 7 but is available to owners of Reason 6.5 and Reason Essentials too, as a separate purchase. As with any Rack Extension, all users can try a fully functional version free for 30 days.
Reason 7 & Reason Essentials 2 are now available at the following suggested retail pricing:
Abeem Live Technologies has released version 0.99 beta 2 of its Rack Performer modular host for Windows.
This is the last version before 1.0 and it adds complete multi-channel audio recording support, as well as many usability improvements, mostly in the patching workflow and the audio monitor.
With the new any-point recording and record groups features it is possible to “plug” the audio recorder anywhere in the patch, and record simultaneously any number of sources and channels directly to the hard drive.
The audio recorder can be mapped to external controllers and with the follow-clock option and external synch on, the process can be fully remote-controlled and slaved to any external transport master device.
Several improvements have been made to the patcher, including the new “swap” and “disconnect” actions, as well as better multi-point patching and smoother overall operation when performing actions on multiple selections.
Amongst the notable additions, VST programs and banks (FXP/FXB) can now be imported and exported via the module context menu. The audio monitoring system has been improved too, and many reported bugs were fixed.
New in Rack Performer v0.99 beta 2
New Audio Recorder with associated floating window and global application control ports for external mapping (source/volume/enable/cut).
Any-point Recording allows to record audio from any patch location(s), pre or post processing level, and stream data to disk in real-time.
Monitor groups and associated groups management dialog (allow record source switching and complex source selections).
Follow-clock recorder option makes the audio recording start and stop with the master clock (sample accurate).
One file for all channels or one file per channel recording option.
Application can export audio to EBU RF64 file format (all bitdepths, including IEEE Float32).
Application can export audio to WAVE file format (all bitdepths, including IEEE Float32).
Audio recordings above 4GB in size are automatically converted to RF64 format.
Many minor modifications and bug fixes. See the changelog for details.
The new beta is available to download for Windows. The beta is fully functional, but document saving and audio recording are disabled in this demo version.