u-he releases Podolski synth plugin for Linux

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u-he has announced a Linux version of Podolski, a free synthesizer instrument previously released for Windows and Mac.

u-he Podolski

Thanks to the enthusiasm of KVR member abique, we now have *native* Linux VST2 x64-bit builds of our plug-ins.

Needless to say, this is first steps. Hence, we figured we’d throw out a nice freebee to get as much feedback as we possibly can from the Linux audio community.

The plug-in is available for download from the u-he forum at KVR Audio.

More information: u-he / Podolski


discoDSP releases Discovery 4.1 for Linux

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discoDSP has released version 4.1 of its Discovery synthesizer instrument for the Linux platform.

discoDSP Discovery
discoDSP’s Nord Lead 2 inspired Discovery virtual analog syntesizer.

Discovery’s architecture provides maximum flexibility when programming your own sounds. Start by selecting from the two oscillators, and then add one of the several types of filters, and then program the appropriate ADSR envelope for the sound.

Changes in Discovery 4.1 for Linux

  • New zero-feedback delay filters modeled after the Nord Lead 2.
  • 64-bit VST support.
  • Simpler dialog boxes descriptions.
  • Streamlined Morph knob display.
  • Export/Import point to better folder locations.
  • Added Buy links to EDIT menu on Demo version.
  • Reworked and streamlined EDIT menu.
  • FX Bypass moved to main EDIT menu position.
  • Fixed Import/Export file paths.
  • High contrast drop down menus.
  • Discovery data location placed at ~/discoDSP/Discovery/
  • New selected item EDIT menu background color.
  • Instant refresh in Bank Browser for new FXB fles.
  • Better preset renaming dialog box.
  • Menu font replaced to FreeSans.
  • Sound engine fixes.
  • Manual revision.

Discovery for Windows, Mac and Linux is available to purchase for $69 USD / 49 EUR until March 4th, 2014.

More information: discoDSP / Discovery


discoDSP updates HighLife to v1.2 + 40% off

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discoDSP HighLife

discoDSP has announced version 1.2 of HighLife, a sampler instrument plugin for Windows, Mac and Linux.

HighLife is a performance sampler and sample editor with 5 built-in effect, flexible modulation, parameter morphing, and the highest offline resampling quality using 512 points SINC algorithm.

Changes in HighLife v1.2

  • Mac / Windows / Linux 1.2.1 builds.
  • Windows / Linux VST 64-bit support.
  • Fixed Options menu behavior.
  • VSTi sampling has been temporarily disabled due code rewrite.

HighLife 1.2 costs 49 EUR. An introductory 40% discount is available until November 15th, 2013.

More information: discoDSP / HighLife


Martin Zuther updates traKmeter to v1.05.0

Martin Zuther traKmeter

Martin Zuther has released version 1.05.0 of traKmeter, a free loudness meter effect plug-in.

Most digital audio equipment sadly only has peak meters. This is readily understandable as you want to avoid digital clippings by all means. However, the lack of average meters makes correct gain staging almost impossible.

For gain staging, you need average meters or – even better – a combination of peak and average meters. And this is were traKmeter comes in.

traKmeter has an average level meter that is centered around -20 dB FS RMS and a peak level meter that is aligned to -9 dB FS. It supports stereo and 8-channel audio signals, has two scales, two ballistics modes and is very easy to use. Additionally, all meters have been thoroughly validated.

Changes in traKmeter v1.05.0

  • LV2 plug-in (GNU/Linux).
  • Experimental 64-bit version for Windows.
  • Display maximum level on overload.
  • Smooth switching of crest factor.
  • Full re-calibration.

The traKmeter plug-in for Windows and Linux (VST/LV2/Standalone) is available to download free of charge.

More information: Martin Zuther / traKmeter


Tracktion Software announces Linux Support (Public Beta)

Tracktion Software has announced that a public beta for its Tracktion 4 music production software is now available for Linux.

Tracktion 4 in Linux
Tracktion for Linux features 64-bit performance, compatible with all native Linux VST and LADSPA (no GUI) plug-ins.

Continuing the momentum that began with a brand re-launch and release of Tracktion 4 last January, followed by a recent bundling agreement with Behringer, Tracktion Software Corporation (TSC) is pleased to announced yet another milestone for their popular music creation software.

Beginning immediately, Tracktion 4 is available for 64-bit Linux systems. This release—along with the current 64 and 32-bit versions available for Mac and Windows—solidifies Tracktion’s position within a very small family of music creation applications to broadly support all three of the major operating systems.

“Linux users, much like Tracktion users, have always been on the cutting edge of technology and willing to look beyond the status quo for alternative solutions,” explained Julian Storer, creator and chief developer of Tracktion software. “In that spirit, bringing Tracktion to Linux just makes sense. I’m extremely excited to open a whole new community to the joy of music creation in their preferred environment.”

With a powerful and elegant single-screen interface, Tracktion forgoes the complex, multi-screened designs that have been standard for conventional DAW’s since developers first digitized tape-based workflows over 20 years ago. Tracktion replaces this paradigm of the past with a modern, drag-and-drop interface that dramatically simplifies the recording, editing and mixing process. Truly unique, Tracktion has earned a loyal following of users who appreciate its power, simplicity and unique ability to unburden the creative process.

Tracktion 4 for Mac, Windows and Linux is available to purchase $59.99 USD. An upgrade from previous versions is $29.99 USD.

The Tracktion 4 Linux version is initially free to everyone during the current public beta phase at www.tracktion.com/linux (scroll to bottom of page). Tracktion 4 is also free with the purchase of select interfaces, mixers and control surfaces from Behringer and Mackie.

More information: Tracktion


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