iZotope has released version 5.05b of Ozone and Ozone Advanced, the mastering tools for Windows and Mac.
iZotope’s complete mastering system in a single integrated plug-in includes eight essential mastering tools: Maximizer, Equalizer, Multiband Dynamics, Multiband Stereo Imaging, Post Equalizer, Multiband Harmonic Exciter, Reverb, and Dithering.
Ozone 5 Advanced adds seven additional component plug-ins, extended features in every module, and a comprehensive suite of configurable meters.
Changes in Ozone v5.05b
- Fixed intermittent crash in Pro Tools 11 on Windows 64-bit systems.
- Fixed crash on Windows related to Fonts.
- Fixed unresponsive Authorization Wizard when opening Pro Tools 11 sessions that include a demo of Ozone or Insight.
- Fixed a 64 bit AAX bug where some list items wouldn’t stay selected. For example, if trying to select IRC II in the Maximizer, the selection would skip back to IRC I.
Ozone 5 and Ozone 5 Advanced are available to purchase for $249 and $999 USD respectively.
More information: iZotope / Ozone
iZotope has announced a Holiday pricing on its bundles.
If you’re eager to improve your studio tools or itching to get more creative, now’s the perfect time to take advantage of iZotope’s multi-product bundles, with extra-special holiday pricing through December 31st.
- Creative Bundle $499 USD – Celebrate great savings by getting Stutter Edit, Iris+7, Trash 2 and two Trash Expansions all at once. Ideal for inspiring new directions in music and sound design (and for creative destruction of the end result), the Creative Bundle will revolutionize your sound, again and again and again.
- Mix & Master Bundle $349 USD – Polish your sound with iZotope’s Mix & Master Bundle. Includes Alloy 2 and Ozone 5.
- Studio Bundle $399 USD – Polish your sound and sweeten your vocals with the Studio Bundle. Includes Alloy 2, Ozone 5 and Nectar 2.
- Studio & Repair Bundle $549 USD – Arm your studio for success with iZotope’s Studio & Repair Bundle. Includes Alloy 2, Ozone 5, Nectar 2 and RX 3.
- Studio & Repair Bundle with RX 3 Advanced $999 USD – Get advanced repair tools with the Advanced Studio & Repair Bundle. Includes Alloy 2, Ozone 5, Nectar 2 and RX 3 Advanced.
Offers valid through December 31st, 2013.
More information: iZotope / iZotope Bundles
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Posted in news
on Dec 02, 2013
Luftrum has announced a December Sale, offering a 50% off discount on all soundsets.
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!
My present to you is a whooping 50% Luftrum discount in December. Just enter the discount code in the discount field at checkout. The code is valid for all soundsets sold on luftrum.com where you can find presets for iZotope Iris, Diva, Roland GAIA, Animoog, Glass Viper + Propellerhead Thor and Reason Ambient ReFills.
Where is the code? Well, it’s written somewhere on luftrum.com and there’s not so many pages so you’ll find it quick (that’s within 10-15 seconds).
The sale ends December 31st, 2013.
More information: Luftrum
Time+Space has its Black Friday Sale, offering discounts on a host of virtual instrument, effect plug-ins and samples deals from top manufacturers.
Toontrack, iZotope, Soundiron, Heavyocity, Impact Soundworks and more all feature amongst the line-up with savings of up to 70%!
- 50% off iZotope Alloy Mixing Tools
- 70% off Toontrack EZkeys Upright Piano
- Up to 30% off Heavyocity’s AEON line
- Over 70% off huge Impact Soundworks Reason Refill Bundle
- iZotope T-Pain Production Page – now only £19
and many more!
The promotions end December 2nd/9th, 2013.
More information: Time+Space / Black Friday Sale
Serato has released version 1.5.2 of its Serato DJ software.
This latest update for Serato DJ includes brand new FX powered by iZotope for Serato’s new FX Expansion Packs. Scrollable FX drop-down menus, support for the Vestax VCI-100 MKII, Numark MixDeck Quad and the brand new Pioneer DDJ-SB Serato DJ Intro controllers.
Changes in Serato v1.5.2
- Added Hardware Support
- Vestax VCI-100 mk II.
- Numark MixDeck Quad.
- Pioneer DDJ-SB.
- New Software Features
- New Chip Pack DJ FX Expansion Pack.
- Added scrollable FX drop down menus.
- Bug Fixes
- Fixed Novation Dicer showing unpredictable behavior.
- Fixed strip search on Numark NS7 always jumping to the beginning of a track.
- Fixed DDJ-SP1 so it can not enter Slicer Modes 1 & 2 when in ABS Mode.
- Fixed the platter resolution on the Vestax VCI-300.
- Fixed Novation Twitch pitch adjustment being latching when loading a new track.
- Fixed Novation Twitch effect depth on left hand deck sometimes not working .
- Fixed lighting on the Numark NS6 jog wheel.
- Fixed DDJ-WeGo Deck D platter controlling Deck A on the DDJ-WeGo.
- Fixed non adjustable upfader curve on the MixDeckQuad.
- Fixed Performance Pads 7 and 8 not turning off in sampler mode on the VCI-380.
- Fixed FX LEDs in Single Mode on Twitch.
- Fixed FX Scroll on Numark Mixdeck Pro.
- Fixed NS6 gets stuck in Beat Grid Slip Mode.
- Fixed VCI-380 Double track load.
- Fixed MC2000 gets stuck in Fast FWD/RWD mode when Shift is released first.
- Fixed brightness levels for Novation dicer in auto loop mode and inactive loops.
- Fixed wrong colour for cue button on the Novation Twitch.
- Other Changes
- Simple Upfader Start on the NS7 and NS7MKII: holding shift and using the upfader performs upfader start.
Serato DJ for Windows is available to purchase for $129 USD. The Chip Pack costs $19 USD.
More information: Serato
Sonoma Wire Works has announced DrumCore 4, a virtual drum instrument with royalty-free 24-bit audio loops, MIDI loops, and multi velocity sampled drum kits.
Currently in development, a preview of DrumCore 4 was unveiled at Sonoma’s booth during the Taxi songwriter convention. Many user requested features will be in DrumCore 4, which is expected around mid February 2014.
Changes in DrumCore 4 (subject to change)
- 64-bit compatible AAX/AU/VST.
- Expanded content, more kits, and additional genres.
- Rhythmic similarity engine powered by iZotope MasterFX with spectrum analyzer.
- Mixer view with insert effects (Compressor, EQ, Delay, and Bitcrush).
- Online store for easily finding and purchasing content directly in the plugin.
- Search bar and loop bookmarking.
- Song timeline for assembling loops.
- And much more!
DrumCore 3 is currently $50 off the MSRP of $249 USD and includes a free upgrade to DrumCore 4 upon launch, plus an additional free DrummerPack. Existing DrumCore 3 users can pre-order the upgrade through January 1, 2014, priced at $99 USD (also includes free DrummerPack).
More information: Sonoma Wire Works
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Posted in news
on Nov 15, 2013
iZotope has announced that the Iris Synths sound library is available to download at no cost.
Deep within the four gigabytes of the Iris Sound Library, there lies a treasure trove of samples from vintage and extremely rare synths.
Lovingly recorded by our friends at GForce software, these samples include the sounds of legendary favorites like the ARP 2500, EMS VCS3, the Korg PS3100, the Yamaha CS-80, and the Logan String Melody. Our Synths sound library brings these beloved synths into the spotlight, mixing and matching their harmonics to create a broad array of “hybrid” instruments that reimagine your synth possibilities.
The result? Highly musical synth patches for Iris that are ready to roll into your next song…for free!
iZotope has also announced the Iris Cookbook, a free digital book featuring different recipes designed to help you explore some of the musical possibilities Iris has to offer, from spectral selections to special effects.
Want to create that iconic Phat Bass sound? Achieve the perfect Classic Wobble?
This cookbook will help you add flavor to your Drum, Bass, Guitar tracks and even more using Iris.
Download the free Iris Cookbook and the follow-along Iris Cookbook presets.
More information: iZotope / Iris
, Groove 3
, Rob Papen
, The Unfinished
Posted in news
on Nov 11, 2013
Time+Space has announced Festive Deals, a collection of limited time promotions from some of its partners.
Time+Space are kick starting the festive spirit with a range of bundles, deals and discounts across many top brands including Spectrasonics, Toontrack, Rob Papen, Synthogy, iZotope, Garritan and more.
Whatever style of music you make, there’s a deal to suit you – from free iLoks and gift vouchers to discounted bundles and books.
Festive Deals at Time+Space
- Buy Spectrasonics Omnisphere and you’ll get The Unfinished Horizon Bundle and Groove 3 tutorial worth £74.95 for free!
- Get to grips with synthesis with the Rob Papen Blue and Secrets of Subtractive Synthesis Bundle – only £89!
- Save 20% off all Garritan Instruments including the Ultimate Collection
- EZkeys Grand Piano plus MIDI pack of your choice and Groove 3 tutorial all for just £111.00
More information: Time+Space / Festive Deals