ZynAddSubFX free synth plugin updated to v2.5.0

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Mark McCurry has announced version 2.5.0 of ZynAddSubFX, a powerful realtime, multi-timbral software synthesizer for Linux and Windows.

ZynAddSubFX

This release mainly fixes some key architectural flaws that have plagued the codebase for ages.

This set of changes enables things like MIDI learn and it makes the codebase much more realtime safe.

Changes in ZynAddSubFX v2.5.0

  • Add Rtosc.
  • Add tlsf RT Memory Allocator.
  • Add –dump-oscdoc Flag.
  • Add OSC API.
  • Add Jack-OSC Support.
  • Add MIDI Learn.
  • Add Undo/Redo.
  • Add Multi-Out JACK Engine.
  • Add Multi-Out OSS Engine.
  • Add Top Level Window Icon.
  • Add OSS env Vars MIDI_DEVICE/DSP_DEVICE.
  • Add OSC port/PID file.
  • Remove Master::mutex.
  • Remove Almost All RT Unsafe Actions.
  • Disable (temporarily) DSSI.
  • Disable (temporarily) Copy/Paste.
  • Massive Internal Refactoring.

ZynAddSubFX is available under the GNU General Public License.

More information: ZynAddSubFX

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OverTone DSP releases 500-Series XL Plug-in Bundle

Overtone DSP 500-Series XL

OverTone DSP has announced the release of the 500-Series XL plug-in bundle, comprising EQ, dynamics and reverb plug-ins for Windows, Mac & Linux.

The RVB500 provides a stereo plate reverb capable of a rich variety of effects, with intuitive controls and low demands on CPU and system resources.

The DYN500 provides soft-knee compression, and a gentle ‘tape saturation’ style overdrive when driven at high levels.

The EQ500 provides a versatile three band parametric EQ, using Analogue Filter Modelling algorithms to accurately replicate a natural sounding analogue filter response without requiring high sample rates or CPU intensive upsampling, allowing more plugin instances in a typical DAW.

The DYN4000 emulates the world-famous SSL G-series channel dynamics, providing versatile compressor and expander / gate sections with variable hysterisis, switchable fast attack and hard / soft knee options.

All plugins are capable of mono or stereo operation, providing professional console grade processing while being economical with CPU and system resources.

The bundle is available for purchase at an introductory discount of 25% until March 1st, 2015 (£45 GBP).

More information: Overtone DSP / 500-Series XL

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Subatomic Software updates Audulus modular music processing app to v2.1

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Subatomic Software has released version 2.1 of its Audulus modular synthesizer app for iOS and Mac.

With Audulus, you can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio. All with low latency real-time processing suitable for live performance. Audulus’s user interface is clean, simple, and easy to learn, allowing you to focus on sound.

Changes in Audulus v2.1

  • [iOS] Support for JACK, connect audio apps with each other any way you want.
  • New Phasor Node (Synth -> Phasor).
  • The Poly Pack, consists of four new mono/poly conversion nodes (Utility category): MonoToStereo, StereoToMono, MonoToQuad, QuadToMono (available in the Audulus Store).
  • Graphics optimizations.

Audulus for iOS is currently on sale for $9.99 USD (30% off regular), Audulus for Mac is $29.99 USD.

More information: Audulus

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Loomer updates Sequent to v1.3.11

Loomer Sequent

Loomer has updated the Sequent modular multi-effects unit to version 1.3.11.

Sequent has seven individual effect blocks: a Beat Looper; two Filters, both switchable between lowpass, bandpass, and highpass modes and capable of self oscillation even without an audio input; an oversampled Distortion unit; a Gate with variable depth and slew; a Panner; and a Delay unit capable of sub millisecond delay times, great for creating everything for from dub, slapback, and bouncing ball style echoes, to metallic comb filters or flanger effects.

Changes in Sequent v1.3.11

  • (fix: Mac OS X) Cables between effect modules can now be removed using a single button mouse.
  • (fix: Mac OS X) Fixed issue which could cause Sequent to be skipped by Kore or Maschine’s plug-in scan.
  • (fix: Mac OS X Audio Unit) Space key-presses will now always be passed through to Logic, ensuring that Logic’s transport can be started and stopped.
  • (fix: Mac OS X) Gatekeeper signed installers now install correctly on Mac OS X 10.5.
  • (improvement: Windows) The 32-bit and 64-bit VST plug-ins are now installed as separate components. You can choose which one(s) to install, as well as selecting different install folders for each architecture.
  • (fix: Mac OS X Audio Unit) Fixed issue which caused Reaper to host new instances of Sequent as a mono plug-in.
  • (fix: Mac OS X Audio Unit) Fixed minor memory leak in parameter names.
  • (improvement) Clearer UI fonts in various places.
  • (improvement: Linux) Presets and configuration files are now located to comply with the XDG Base Directory Specification. Older installations will still use any existing preset library location to maintain backwards compatibility.

Sequent for Windows, Mac and Linux is available to purchase for £49 GBP.

More information: Loomer / Sequent

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Paul Davis releases Ardour 3.0

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Paul Davis has released version 3.0 of Ardour, the open source digital audio workstation application for Mac and Linux.

Ardour 3
Ardour 3: Record, Edit, and Mix on Linux and OS X.

Changes in Ardour v3.0

  • Major New Features
    • MIDI recording, playback and editing, including plugin instrument support for LV2, VST and AudioUnits.
    • Parallelization of DSP operations to use any number of processors.
    • Matrix-style patching/routing.
    • Overhauled export system (multiple formats at once, stem exports, multichannel exports).
  • New & Improved Audio Signal Handling
    • Monitor section.
    • Solo operation redesigned, includes Solo Isolate and correct AFL/PFL modes.
    • Per-channel visible phase invert buttons.
    • Internal aux sends and explicit aux busses.
    • Improved send control.
    • Stereo panning via width+position.
    • Track/Bus groups extended.
  • Audio Editing
    • Option for Automation moves with Regions.
    • Rhythm Ferret improvements.
    • Vertical stacking of overlapping regions in tracks.
    • Non-destructive, non-overlapping recording mode.
    • New region editing features.
    • Strip Silence.
    • Media search path.
  • New & Improved GUI details
    • Session overview pane.
    • Unified processor list (plugins, sends, returns etc).
    • Extended Region list.
    • Extended Track/Bus list.
    • Improved and expanded editor cursor set.
    • Dynamically resizable big clock window.
    • New and improved preferences dialog(s).
    • New editing implementation for clocks.
  • External Control
    • MIDI binding maps
    • Dramatically improved Mackie Control support.
    • Linear Timecode support.
    • Improved MTC chase.
    • MIDI Clock chase.
  • Miscellaneous
    • 64 bit timeline
    • Dynamically resizable disk buffers.
    • JACK Session support.
    • Undo system internals use less memory and improve speed.

Ardour 3.0 is now available for Mac, Linux and as source code.

More information: Ardour

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