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Audio Ease updates Speakerphone to v2.0.3 (Mac)

Audio Ease Speakerphone 2

Audio Ease has updated released version 2.0.3 of the Mac version of Speakerphone, a speaker emulation effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

A bad GSM connection on a busy sidewalk, a bullhorn with feedback and a helicopter overhead, or a 1952 rockabilly guitar amp in a recording studio live room: The Speakerphone audio plug-in gives you authentic speakers of any size together with their natural environments.

Changes in Speakerphone v2.0.3 (Mac)

  • When “Mute on Stop” is on, the telecom module also mutes.
  • Bypass not saved anymore in Automation Presets.
  • [AU] MIDI works now.
  • [AU] in Logic: Plugin windows sticks to its frame now.
  • [Live] Presets window floats on top of the plugin window.
  • [VST] offline processing window can access presets window.
  • Avid Media Composer compatibility.
  • [Cubase 5] sample bay works again.
  • [PT] choosing a Pro Tools presets writes automation.
  • [PT] Compare works again.
  • [PT] adjustments of automation data is correct now.
  • [Audiosuite] no remaining of previous preview in rendered audio.

Speakerphone 2.0.3 is now availabe to download for Mac. The Windows update will follow up soon.

More information: Audio Ease / Speakerphone

MOTU announces Ethno 2

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MOTU Ethno 2

MOTU has announced Ethno 2, a major upgrade to its popular world/ethnic virtual instrument software for Mac and Windows.

The Version 2 upgrade more than doubles the size of Ethno’s included sound library of instruments, loops and phrases. Significant new features have also been added, including preset searching, microtonal scales, state-of-the-art time stretching, and much more.

New in Ethno 2

  • New sounds abound in Version 2 from Asia, Africa, Europe, the Balkans, the British Isles, Latin America, Australia, and many other locations around the globe. Featured sounds include taiko drums, large African drums, thirty new instruments from India, hundreds of urban India loops (in they style of Slumdog Millionaire), Balkanish voices, Arabic voices, Persian voices, an extensive new collection of gongs and bells, extended cymbalum, and much more.
  • To help users quickly find sounds in this massive 21 GB library, Ethno 2 lets users browse presets by geographic region or instrument category, or by a new search feature: users type in an instrument name or other text phrase and all presets with that text in their name instantly appear in the browser list. Users then simply click to audition sounds, without having to close the browser, for fast previewing and loading of sounds into separate parts. Version 2 now supports unlimited parts, so users can quickly build ensembles of instrument sounds, loops and phrases, with no limits on the size of the ensemble.
  • Ethno 2 gives users access to the rich and exotic world of non-western tuning and scales. Users can browse dozens of microtuning presets from all over the world, organized by world region or by scale type, and then play authentic non-western tempered scales of any size (from five tones to 24 tones) via any standard MIDI controller. The supplied microtonal presets were developed by a world expert in micro-tuning and conform to the Scala open file standard (.scl) for microtuning. Users can visit the scala web site, http://www.huygens-fokker.org/scala/, browse thousands of microtuning files, download them for free, and simply drag and drop them into Ethno 2 to add them as user presets. Scales can be freely applied to any instrument presets, allowing users to mix and match microtuning scales with sounds from anywhere around the globe. For example, a microtuning scale from Thailand could be applied to a Celtic harp sound from Ireland.
  • Since its first release, Ethno has been recognized for its extensive tempo-matching features. Loops always play in time with each other and the host application, when running as a plug-in. Version 2 extends these time-stretching capabilities with enhanced, state-of-the-art audio processing technology licensed from the famed IRCAM institute for advanced research in Paris. Users can speed up, slow down, or match tempos of loops and phrases with unprecedented audio quality, even with extreme changes in speed, either faster or slower. Time stretching presets are provided for various types of material (vocals, percussive, etc.) to further maintain excellent sound quality at all tempos.
  • Enhanced effects processing — includes new modeled analog EQ, CPU-optimized convolution reverb and eight new analog modeled filters (rez, comb, analog and more).
  • Keyswitch presets — dozens of new, richly-layered keyswitch (KS) presets in all categories for ultra-expressive performance.
  • Version 1 compatibility — Ethno 2′s new sound library is compatible with Version 1, so music programmed with Version 1 presets can be loaded and played with Version 2.
  • Latest-generation UVI Engine — provides state-of-the-art virtual instrument performance, 64-bit native operation and robust compatibility with the latest Mac OS X and Windows operating systems, plus the latest DAW hosts.

Ethno 2 will ship in Q1 of 2010, priced at $395 USD. An upgrade path will be offered for Ethno Version 1 users.

More information: MOTU / Ethno

PSP Audioware updates VintageWarmer to v2.3

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PSP Audioware VintageWarmer

PSP Audioware has released version 2.3 of VintageWarmer, a multi-band compressor/limiter effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

PSP VintageWarmer2 is a high-quality digital simulation of an analog-style, a single- or multi-band compressor/limiter. It combines rich, warm analog processing with a straightforward user interface, and comes with a comprehensive library of presets.

Changes in VintageWarmer v2.3

  • Mono-Stereo switch expanded to Mono-Stereo-Left-Right selector. Now it is possible to choose only one channel for processing.
  • Controller and automation support for ProTools users improved.
  • Latency improvement – PSP VintageWarmer has 127 samples of latency.
  • Latency improvement – PSP VintageWarmer2 has 639 samples of latency now.
  • Meters in VU mode has improved needle movement response according to VU specifications.
  • Front panel name of the PSP VintageWarmer2 was changed from PSP VintageWarmer to PSP VintageWarmer2.
  • Front panel name of the PSP VintageWarmer was changed from PSP VintageWarmer LE to PSP VintageWarmer.
  • Fixed: Initial click in Logic with PSP VintageWarmer2.
  • Fixed: Various weird GUI behavior and crashes caused by the PSP VintageWarmer2.
  • Fixed: Channel lockup and noises with PSP VintageWarmer2.
  • Fixed: Gain Reduction meter shows improper values when Ceiling not at 0dB.
  • Fixed: Various weird meter behavior and synchronization problems.

Known issues:

  • Due to channel routing changes we advice to check the Mono-Stereo-L-R selector state.
  • Thanks to the reduced latency we advice to check up your track synchronization. In the case of the manual latency compensation please reset your delays to adequate values.
  • The Meter delay knob on the rear panel is not present in this version.
  • Tow VU/PPM and Scale range parameters have new – more adequate names now. MeterScale changed to MeterType (VU/PPM) and MeterRange changed to MeterScale.
  • In some applications there might occur a strange meters’ behavior in GR mode on silence right after initialization.

VintageWarmer is available to purchase as an effect plug-in for PC and Mac (VST/AU/MAS/RTAS), priced at $149 USD (excl. VAT).

More information: PSP Audioware / VintageWarmer

Wave Arts releases Tube Saturator

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Wave Arts has announced the release of Tube Saturator, an authentic tube emulation plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Tube Saturator is the world’s most accurate real time tube amp plug-in. Unlike other tube simulators, which use radically simplified models, Tube Saturator uses state of the art circuit simulation technology to capture every nuance of an analog circuit.

With circuit simulation, the analog schematic completely defines the signal processing. The schematic is converted into a system of non-linear differential equations which is solved at each sampling period, in realtime. That’s mathematical talk for “it sounds exactly like the analog circuit”.

Wave Arts Tube Saturator
Wave Arts Tube Saturator

Tube Saturator features

  • Accurate tube preamp simulator using 64-bit circuit simulation technology.
  • Two common cathode 12AX7 preamp stages.
  • Baxandall 3-band EQ.
  • Drive control for distortion adjustment.
  • EQ bypass.
  • FAT mode for increased punch.
  • Analog style metering.
  • No latency.
  • Up to 192 kHz sampling rate, depending on CPU speed..
  • Mono or stereo.

Tube Saturator is available for PC and Mac (AU/MAS/VST/RTAS/DX), priced at $149.95 USD.

More information: Wave Arts / Tube Saturator

Audio Ease updates Nautilus Bundle to v2.5.7 and Rocket Science Bundle to v3.5.5

Audio Ease Nautilus Bundle

Audio Ease has released version 2.5.7 of the Nautilus Bundle and version 3.5.5 of the Rocket Science Bundle, two bundles of effect plug-ins for PC and Mac.

Changes in Nautilus Bundle v2.5.7 / Rocket Science Bundle v3.5.5

  • Snow Leopard compatibility for AudioUnit.
  • Improved mouse tracking in Cubase and Nuendo.
  • Recording automation from plug-in user interface works again.

More information: Audio Ease / Nautilus Bundle / Rocket Science Bundle

Wave Arts updates Power Suite and Master Restoration to v5.49

Wave Arts Master Restoration

Wave Arts has released version 5.49 of Power Suite and Master Restoration, two effect plug-in bundles for PC and Mac.

This update features official Snow Leopard support on Mac and a number of other fixes and enhancements.

Changes in Power Suite / Master Restoration v5.49

  • (Mac) Snow Leopard compatible (fixed graphics glitch).
  • Fixed problem with TrackPlug menus sometimes not working.
  • Fixed TrackPlug Height knob not reverting to default value properly on certain bands.
  • Fixed Mac installer issue (running it the first time would result in Resource Not Found error).
  • Fixed occasional graphics glitch in MultiDyanamics in which hi/lo arrows appear above frequency display.
  • Fixed pops in MAS versions when using pre-render mode or bouncing.
  • Fixed RTAS/AudioSuite window bugs (wrong offset, controls behaving strangely if RTAS/AS window open at same time).
  • Fixed issue with vintage RMS compression causing constant attenuation for thresholds below -48 dB.
  • Added peak input/attenuation level displays in TrackPlug.

More information: Wave Arts

Univers Sons / Ultimate Sound Bank releases UVI Workstation v1.1

Univers Sons / Ultimate Sound Bank UVI Workstation

Univers Sons / Ultimate Sound Bank has released version 1.1 of UVI Workstation, a powerful free sample player for PC and Mac.

To celebrate the first year of UVI SoundSource’s official opening, we are proud to introduce a new version of the UVI Workstation.

Version 1.1 features some unique functions for a FREE sample player including one of the most complete arpeggiator in the market, a full compatibility with 64 bits PC computers, comprehensive search engine inside the UVI Soundbanks and more. It’s free and you can download it right away !

Changes in UVI Workstation v1.1

  • Complete Arpeggiator.
  • Search feature in Browser for UVI Sounds.
  • Full compatibility with 64 bits PC computers.
  • Tap Tempo.
  • WASAPI support in Windows StandAlone version (only available on Vista and Windows 7).
  • Multi prev/next button.
  • Append Multi.

UVI Workstation is available as a free download for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS).

More information: UVISoundSource.com

iZotope releases Alloy

iZotope Alloy

iZotope has announced the release of Alloy, a new effect plug-in for PC and Mac featuring essential mixing tools.

The world of DAWs doesn’t need another channel strip. What it needs is a better way of working with the essential tools you need for all of your tracks and busses. That’s why we designed Alloy.

Alloy provides the key dynamics and sound shaping effects you’ll use again and again, in a self-contained and completely configurable interface. Add iZotope Alloy to your tracks and busses and bring them to life with six processors designed to add character to every element of your mix.

Alloy gives you exceptional sound quality, vintage emulation balanced with digital precision, time-saving presets and workflow features, and a forward-thinking interface that puts just the controls you need at your fingertips.

Alloy features

  • Six precision tools for mixing in one integrated system : Equalizer, Dynamics, Exciter, De-Esser, Transient Shaper and Limiter.
  • Load one plug-in for all of the essential EQ, dynamics and sound-shaping effects you need on your tracks and busses. Save custom presets and effect chains to suit any need.
  • Phase Tools panel includes phase invert controls, and a zero-latency phase rotation control to improve waveform symmetry.
  • Easy to navigate, forward-thinking UI with precise controls and extensive visual feedback for setting modules.
  • All modules feature useful meters that give you essential feedback for setting controls..
  • Zero-latency mode prevents sync problems in hosts like Pro Tools LE.
  • Completely user-customizable signal routing with two dynamics stages, sidechain mapping and more.
  • Dynamics, Exciter and Transient Shaper have both single and multi-band operation, giving you more simplicity or more control depending on the task at hand.
  • Includes a huge range of presets that range from simple and useful EQ and Dynamics configurations to complex chains that use all six modules.
  • MacroPresets combine key controls from any combination of Alloy’s six modules into a custom UI that shows just what you need to see.
  • Sidechaining support for VST, AU, RTAS, MAS and DirectX hosts lets you control the Dynamics section from other tracks in your mix. Affect the whole signal or zero in on just the frequency range you want with advanced multiband sidechaining.
  • Crosschaining allows you to trigger the dynamics section with another frequency band of the same input source for never-heard-before compression and gating effects.
  • Powerful workflow tools make your life simpler — the History list lets you go back in time, and the integrated preset editor lets you browse, manage and customize presets easily.
  • Simple authorization lets you choose between simple challenge-response (up to 3 machines for personal use) or iLok.

Alloy is available as an effect plug-in for PC and Mac (DX/VST/AU/RTAS/MAS) as a download, priced at $249 USD. Until October 31, 2009, iZotope Alloy is available at a special price for iZotope customers.

More information: iZotope / Alloy