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Youlean releases Freq-Balancer effect plugin

Youlean has released Freq-Balancer, a frequency analysis/equalizer effect plug-in designed for mastering.

Youlean Freq-Balancer
The Freq-Balancer is mainly designed for mastering, but it can be used when mixing down songs, as well on the separate tracks.

Freq-Balancer analyzes the frequency content of an audio signal and automatically applies an equalizer that evens out the frequency balance towards a curve found on many commercial tracks.

When Freq-Balancer analyses audio, it measures the audios frequency content over a period of time. It splits the incoming audio signal into 7 frequency bands. Then it measures and compares the audio levels within each band. Finally it applies EQ to compensate for any uneven frequency balance.

The plug-in is available for Windows (32-bit VST) as donationware.

More information: Youlean / Freq-Balancer

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Sample Magic launches Ableton Magic Racks: Mixing & Mastering + MIDI Elements: Deep House 2

Sample Magic has announced the release of two new sound packs.

Mixing & Mastering is a new Ableton Magic Racks title, featuring 5 custom Ableton Racks for dance mixing and mastering.

Ableton Magic Racks: Mixing & Mastering

Five all-new Ableton racks expertly constructed to put intuitive, powerful and versatile mixing and mastering tools at your fingertips.

Designed to make louder, wider, fatter, tighter and punchier tracks easier to achieve than ever, each rack has a career’s worth of mixing and mastering know-how distilled within its 8 macro controls, allowing you to sculpt incisive mixes and polished masters with a few simple tweaks.

The Mixing & Mastering pack is available for £9.90 GBP.

The SM101 series MIDI Elements: Deep House 2 features a collection of MIDI melodics for the deeper shades of house.

MIDI Elements: Deep House 2

From deep and groovy to smooth and soulful: 101 classic chord progressions, deep basslines, intricate arps and lush pads in fully-flexible MIDI format.

Inject deep musicality and fresh inspiration into your tracks with stacks of expertly played melodic motifs inspired by the finest purveyors of the genre.

The Deep House 2 MIDI pack is available for purchase for £9.90 GBP.

More information: Sample Magic

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Steinberg releases WaveLab 8.5

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Steinberg has announced the release of WaveLab 8.5, an update to its audio editing and mastering suite for Windows and Mac.

Steinberg WaveLab 8.5

WaveLab 8.5, the latest generation of the ultimate audio editing and mastering suite, is shipping now and ready for taking your audio to perfection. The brand-new version adds valuable new features and accelerates workflows for essential audio tasks such as batch processing, file rendering and working with encoders.

Changes in WaveLab 8.5

  • Watch Folders: Drag-and-drop automated offline-processing feature, using standard folders of the operating system to process and render audio files.
  • Encoder Checker: Compare and contrast codec quality and settings on the fly without perceivable latency and with up to three streams simultaneously, such as MP3, AAC and OGG Vorbis.
  • Multi-format rendering: Render to multiple audio file formats simultaneously and save encoding chains as presets.
  • AAC Encoder: Encode straight to AAC formats, such as HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, HD-AAC and 3GPP, for compatibility to Apple products, such as iTunes, iPod and iPhone.

WaveLab 8.5 is available for purchase for MSRP 549 EUR. The WaveLab 8.5 update from WaveLab 8 is MSRP 49.99 EUR. Prices including German VAT.
A free grace period upgrade is available for those who activated WaveLab 8 after January 29th, 2014.

More information: Steinberg / WaveLab 8.5

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iMusicAlbum updates Audio Mastering app for iPad to v2.5

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iMusicAlbum has announced version 2.5 of the of Audio Mastering app for iPad.

Audio Mastering 2.5

Audio Mastering is the first fully functional professional quality audio mastering application for iPad. For everyone who wants to take their final mixes to the next level. Precise control of all parameters and highest quality audio processing, the most important part of any mastering, is the base of this application.

Changes in Audio Mastering

  • New spectrum analyzer modes.
  • Get max, snapshot and compare spectrums.
  • Applying part of preset and combine settings from different presets.
  • Comparison A / B with the equal loudness level.
  • Peak and time markers on compressor signals graph.
  • Built-in description updated.

The app is available from the iTunes App Store for $12.99 USD.

More information: Audio Mastering

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Universal Audio releases Chandler Limited guitar amp plug-in & mixing/mastering tools by Brainworx

Universal Audio has announced that its direct developer partner Brainworx has released three plug-ins for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo audio interfaces.

Chandler Limited GAV19T Amplifier Plug-In

Available exclusively for UAD-2 DSP Accelerators and Apollo-equipped workstations, the Chandler Limited GAV19T Amplifier Plug-In is an exacting emulation of the dual EL84-powered boutique guitar amp.

Chandler Limited GAV19T

Inspired by British classics such as Vox and Marshall — and lesser-known gems from Watkins and Selmer — the Chandler Limited GAV19T Amplifier plug-in offers features not found on the original hardware, such as an FX Rack with an onboard noise gate, host-syncable lo-fi delay, Power Soak, and pre/post switchable EQ filter controls.

Chandler Limited GAV19T features

  • Perfect emulation of the original dual EL84-powered Chandler Limited GAV19T circuit.
  • Fine-tune sounds with an onboard FX Rack that includes a noise gate, EQ filter controls, and host-syncable lo-fi delay.
  • Audition 75 different Recording Chains to match the perfect tone to the part.
  • Craft sparkling classic clean sounds, bluesy overdrive textures, and raw distortions easily and intuitively with powerful EQ functionality — before or after mixdown.
brainworx bx_saturator V2

Brainworx bx_saturator V2 Plug-In

The Brainworx bx_saturator V2 Plug-In is a powerful multi-band M/S (Mid/Side) processor that allows users to add saturation, drive, and distortion exactly as desired.

It features Brainworx´s “True Split” crossover technology, which ensures that the Mid and Side channels are always perfectly in phase, yielding focused, large-sounding mixes and masters.

bx_saturator V2 features

  • Versatile multi-band Mid/Side processor.
  • Adds saturation and distortion to targeted frequency bands.
  • Increases the perceived volume of mixes without clipping.
  • Bring out individual frequencies of a mix without affecting others.
  • Mono Maker control helps define and punch-up low-end.

Brainworx bx_refinement Plug-In

The Brainworx bx_refinement Plug-In allows mixing and mastering engineers to remove the harsh, hard edges of their tracks without dramatically altering the character and tone of their source material.

brainworx bx_refinement

Designed by mastering engineer Gebre Waddell of Stonebridge Mastering, the bx_refinement plug-in is based on a combination of time-tested approaches, modern techniques, and the latest science on the sensitivity of the human ear.

The end result is a fully-in-the-box analog mastering sound.

bx_refinement features

  • Brings the sound of a tube-like analog mastering chain to your DAW.
  • Softens high-frequency harshness in mixes and masters.
  • Injects saturation and presence to subtly enhance tracks.
  • Solo feature to hear exactly what’s being removed from the recording.
  • Mid/Side processing.

The plug-ins are available for purchase for $199 USD each, as part of new UAD Software v7.6.

More information: Universal Audio

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iMusicAlbum updates Audio Mastering app for iPad to v2.4

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iMusicAlbum has released version 2.4 of the Audio Mastering, a fully functional professional quality audio mastering application for iPad.

Audio Mastering for iPad

For everyone who wants to take their final mixes to the next level. Precise control of all parameters and highest quality audio processing, the most important part of any mastering, is the base of this application.

Changes in Audio Mastering v2.4

  • Improved Stereo Imaging module.
  • New visualization tools for Stereo Imaging.
  • Added reduction level meters for Compressor.
  • Low and High cut filters in Equalizer.
  • Added new presets manager.
  • Copy, paste, email and share presets.
  • Built-in description updated.

The app is available from the iTunes App Store for $12.99 USD.

More information: Audio Mastering

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Minimal System launches Mini Mastering Bundle

Minimal System has introduced the Mini Mastering Bundle, a collection of two compressor/limiter effect plug-ins for Windows.

Minimal System Mini Mastering Bundle

The Mini Mastering Bundle contains two of our flagship plugins from our established range. Included in this bundle are the MasterMix Buss Compressor and the Mastering Limiter.

If you mix and master your own music and you are looking for the perfect plugin toolset to assist you in getting a fantastic quality sound then this package is for you. (This bundle provides a £5.00 saving over purchasing the MasterMix Buss Compressor and the Mastering Limiter plugins seperately).

The bundle is available for purchase for Windows (VST) for the launch price of £39.99 GBP.

More information: Minimal System / Mini Mastering Bundle

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Positive Grid launches Final Touch mastering system for iPad

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Positive Grid has announced the release of Final Touch – Complete Mastering System for iPad, a suite that combines nuanced techniques of mastering with Positive Grid’s expertise on mobile design.

Positive Grid Final Touch
The Final Touch app offers the highest mastering control, precision and flexibility possible on an iPad.

“Final Touch allows musicians, producers and engineers to master audio recording with the industry’s standards: maximizer, pre and post equalizer, multiband dynamics, stereo imaging, reverb and dithering controls are all just one finger tap away”, says Positive Grid Marketing Manager Jaime Ruchman. “And now they will be able to continue their mastering sessions literally anywhere, with the same sound quality as a top notch professional mastering studio, enhancing productivity to its maximum.”

Final Touch combines seven essential mastering tools into one integrated system, the Pre and Post linear phase EQ modules consist of eight independent bands, each providing a choice of five different types of parametric filters: Hi-Pass, Low-Shelf, Peak, Hi-Shelf and Low-Pass. The Dynamics module offer highly flexible stereo/mid-side multiband compressor/limiter. The Stereo Imaging module adjusts the width of your mix, corrects L/R channel imbalances and checks mono compatibility. The Reverb module offers flattering room, hall and plate algorithms to sweeten overly dry mixes, providing continuously variable controls for independently adjusting Pre-Delay, Decay Time, Early Reflections and Room Size. The Maximizer module limits peaks and raises the average level of your mix, thereby increasing loudness. Comprehensive dither and noise-shaping options are also provided in this module.

Once your master is perfectly dialed, a couple taps are all it takes to share it via email, Dropbox, iTunes and SoundCloud.

Final Touch features

  • Complete professional mastering system powered by Positive Grid’s high-end signal-processing algorithms.
  • Linear Phase Pre and Post Equalizers, each offering eight bands and five filter types.
  • Multiband Dynamics with four independent bands of compression/limiting.
  • Stereo Imager adjusts the width and balance of your mix’s soundstage.
  • Reverb provides state-of-the-art Room, Hall and Plate algorithms.
  • Maximizer transparently limits peaks to make your mix louder.
  • Dithering and Noise-Shaping preserves your mix’s depth and nuance.
  • Stereo and mid-side processing.
  • High-resolution, multi-colored metering with accurate readouts.
  • Each module can be independently bypassed.
  • Bypass switches for individual EQ bands.
  • Left, right, mid and side channels can be independently soloed or bypassed.
  • Waveform overview of your mix, with draggable playback cursor.
  • 100 factory presets and unlimited user presets.
  • Global and module-based presets.
  • Drag and drop modules to rearrange their order in the signal path.
  • Pristine, high-resolution sound (double-precision, 64-bit calculation).
  • Unmatched audio-data integrity: no rounding or truncation except when calculations are performed.
  • Share via Email, Dropbox, iTunes, SoundCloud and FTP.
  • Streamlined project management: browse multiple projects with one simple tap.
  • Workflow optimized for mobile and desktop data transfers.
  • Supports Inter App Audio and Audiobus routing system (works with many other audio apps).
  • Supports iPad 2, iPad mini and newer iPad devices.
  • Designed for iOS 7.

Final Touch for iPad is available to purchase for $19.99 USD.

More information: Positive Grid / Final Touch

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