UVI has announced Sparkverb, a reverb effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
With a cutting-edge algorithmic design, Sparkverb breaks the boundaries of contemporary reverbs giving users modern and innovative controls that dramatically enhance usability, speed and creative freedom while delivering breathtaking sound quality and remarkable CPU efficiency.
Whether you’re working with small ensembles, massive orchestras, sound design or anything in-between, Sparkverb offers a unique experience and innovative feature set that helps you work faster, smarter and more creatively than ever before.
The Sparkverb license can be freely stored on a computer (no iLok USB smart key required) or on a portable and convenient iLok USB smart key. Users can conveniently switch between these two license protection modes at any time.
Sparkverb for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/MAS) costs $199 USD.
iZotope has announced the release of Nectar Elements, the latest addition to the Nectar family of vocal plug-in effects.
Built on the same award-winning DSP as Nectar, Nectar Elements features an easy-to-use interface designed with the singer-songwriter, podcaster, or home recordist in mind. With ten vocal processing effects working behind the scenes, Nectar Elements simplifies vocal production, allowing users to focus on their sound, not their set-up.
“By introducing Nectar Elements, iZotope is pleased to offer single-click vocal production to a broader set of users,” says iZotope Product Manager, Brett Bunting. “Our vocal product line is focused on great sound and simple workflow. With Nectar Elements, anyone can quickly explore a wealth of complete vocal sounds, each with unique and intuitive control.”
Nectar Elements features dozens of Style presets that let you choose between a variety of classic and creative vocal styles, from Motown to Grunge to radio-ready podcast. Easily and quickly adjust the simple controls to find your voice and make it shine.
Nectar Elements features
Rapidly audition different vocal sounds with professionally-designed Style presets in a wide variety of Genres.
Personalize your sound with easy-to-use controls that drive sophisticated vocal processing.
Levels: Quickly get punchy vocals with the loudness you need for consistency across your tracks.
Space: Help settle your vocals into your mix with delays and reverbs that add ambience and “smoothing.”
Dedicated per-Style controls: Adjust intelligent sliders that perfectly complement the Genre and Style of choice.
EQ: Enhance and sculpt the tone of your voice, or adapt any Style to suit your sound’s needs.
De-Esser: Easily remove unwanted “ess” sounds and sibilance using just one intelligent slider.
Gate: Remove room tone and other unwanted noise quickly to get vocals crisp and broadcast-ready.
Automatic Pitch Correction: Fix out-of-tune notes so you can keep those “almost perfect” takes.
Nectar Elements is available to purchase for MSRP $129 USD / 99 EUR. Additional preset packs for Nectar and Nectar Elements are available for free.
iZotope has updated its Ozone 5 mastering effects suite to version 5.03.
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 v5.03
Plug-in formats: Added AAX Native support for Pro Tools 10.
Operating systems: Added Windows 8 support.
Operating systems: Added OS X 10.8 support.
Feature enhancement: Changed wording of “Match From” to “Reference” for the Matching EQ.
[Ozone Advanced] Fix: Improved Host Bypass communication for component plug-ins (Advanced feature only).
Ozone 5 for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $249 USD (Ozone 5) / $999 USD (Ozone 5 Advanced).
UVI has announced the release of IRCAM Prepared Piano, an experimental instrument library for UVI Workstation 2 and MachFive 3.
UVI joined forces with the world’s leading acoustic research center, IRCAM, to bring you this very special instrument. Recorded at the IRCAM labs in Paris on a Yamaha C7 Grand Piano, IRCAM Prepared Piano boasts 45 contemporary preparation techniques deeply multi-sampled with the finest equipment available by some of the world’s leading acoustic technicians. Our powerful UVI technology gives you up to two simultaneous preparations per note and advanced parameter editing, providing nearly endless configuration possibilities. Utilize screws, erasers, coins, clothespins, sticks and more–excite the strings with a mallet, plectrum, bow or even an eBow.
Also included is the latest UVI technology, SparkVerb™, a highly advanced synthetic reverb that focuses on sound quality and musicality. Add lush atmosphere to any of your configurations instantly! Quickly explore new sound environments with the built in randomization features and listen as this massive instrument delights your ears with previously unheard timbre and texture combinations. If you’re a musician or sound designer who likes to explore the cutting edge of avant garde, IRCAM Prepared Piano offers an experience like no other.
IRCAM Prepared Piano | Official trailer UVI.
IRCAM Prepared Piano features
Deep multi-sampling of 45 preparations on the IRCAM Yamaha C7 Grand Piano.
Over 12,000 samples in total.
Multiple mic positions.
Pristine recordings made with the finest mics, preamps and converters available including DPA, Schoeps and Prism.
Advanced algorithms by the leading UVI scripter, Arnaud Sicard of AcousticSamples.
UVI SparkVerb™; add lush atmosphere to any configuration instantly.
The IRCAM Prepared Piano library for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $399 USD.
UVI has announced String Machines, a hybrid instrument forged with the analog imprint of the 11 most musical string synthesizers ever built.
Back in the 70′s, leading keyboard designers around the world attempted to reproduce orchestral string sounds through analog synthesis. The results were far from their original intent but were in no way failures. Used on countless cult records and engrained in our collective memory to this day – these ‘String Machines’ bore an analog soul on their own.
At UVI we are obsessed with this, having spent countless hours working on ways to capture this analog soul and present it as an accessible, expressive, fully editable digital tool. So was born String Machines – a hybrid instrument forged with the analog imprint of the 11 most musical string synthesizers ever built.
UVI has painstaking recorded thousands of samples with the very best analog and digital gear available, putting in all experience ever learned to bring you this comprehensive instrument at an unbelievable price.
String Machines features
Authentic sounds with character reproduce the analog grunge and warmth of yesteryear.
Instant access to tons of presets and preset layers; find sounds you love and get inspired quickly.
Dual layers. Select the machine and the associated sounds.
No loading time when switching machines and sounds.
Shape your sounds using authentic analog-modeled filters, envelopes, and LFOs.
Experiment with the step modulator and take your sound out of this world!
Samples recorded in 24/96 khz with Prism convertors, mastered to perfection and converted to 16/44.1 kHz.