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MOTU updates Ethno to v2.0.1 and Electric Keys to v1.0.3

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MOTU Ethno 2

MOTU has released updates for Ethno and Electric Keys, two virtual instruments for PC and Mac.

Changes in Ethno v2.0.1

  • Key Range display: When an instrument preset is loaded, the Loop settings area now displays the preset’s key range.
  • Tuning: user tuning and mapping presets.
  • Performance: compatibility improvements on Snow Leopard; improvements to streaming.

Changes in Electric Keys v1.0.3

  • Saving & Loading: parameter control after loading combi.
  • Performance: compatibility improvements on Snow Leopard; improvements to streaming.

More information: MOTU

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iZotope updates iDrum to v1.73

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iZotope iDrum

iZotope has released version 1.73 of iDrum, the software that your Mac or PC into a powerful, simple-to-use virtual drum machine.

Build patterns with iDrum’s lightning-fast step sequencer, using included kits or your own samples. iDrum for PC and Mac can also link to iDrum for the iPhone and iPod touch, letting you take your beats anywhere!

Changes in iDrum v1.73

  • VST 3 support.
  • 64-bit iLok support on Windows.
  • 64-bit Audio Unit support.
  • Software update notification.
  • Minor bug fixes.
  • OS X 10.4 no longer supported.

iDrum is available to purchase for PC and Mac (Standalone/VST/AU/RTAS/MAS), priced at $59.99 USD.

More information: iZotope

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Univers Sons / Ultimate Sound Bank updates UVI Workstation to v1.1.3

UVI Workstation

Univers Sons / Ultimate Sound Bank has released version 1.1.3 of UVI Workstation, a virtual instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.

UVI Workstation is a multi-timbral instrument that provides unlimited parts, integrated effects, live performance features, and a smooth real-time workflow. With UVI Workstation, we’ve added powerful new features that help make your music production experience more efficient and enjoyable.

Changes in UVI Workstation v1.1.3

  • [Imp] Optimized convolution reverb.
  • [Fix] Fix issue with presets containing release triggered samples.
  • [Imp] Progress bar for UFS indexing.
  • [Fix] WASAPI support now working correctly.

UVI Workstation is available to download as a freeware instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/MAS).

More information: UVI Sound Source

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MOTU updates BPM to v1.0.5 and Electric Keys to v1.0.2

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MOTU BPM Beat Slicer

MOTU has released version 1.0.5 of urban rhythm instrument BPM, and version 1.0.2 of Electric Keys, a virtual electric piano instrument.

These maintenance updates introduce many enhancements, including 64-bit native operation under Windows 7 and Vista. BPM 1.0.5 also introduces several exciting new features, such as a new arpeggiator, beat slice editing and performance optimizations.

New in BPM v1.0.5

  • Native 64-bit Windows support.
  • Arpeggiator: Each rack part now has an independent arpeggiator.
  • Enhanced loop slicing: You can now add and edit slices in the Clip window.
  • Mono option in BPMSampler application: Previously, the BPMSampler standalone application always supplied a stereo signal. A Configuration menu now provides the option to use mono or stereo.
  • Improvements, optimizations, and refinements can be found in the following areas:
    • Performance: various CPU optimizations.
    • Loading: locating missing samples.
    • Racks: scrolling to newly created parts.

More information: MOTU

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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

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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

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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

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