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Steinberg updates Cubasis for iPad to v1.3

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Steinberg Cubasis for iPad

Steinberg has released version 1.3 of its Cubasis for iPad music app.

Cubasis is Steinberg’s streamlined, multitouch sequencer for the iPad. Specially designed for quick and easy operation, Cubasis makes recording, editing and mixing a breeze. You can also open your Cubasis projects in Cubase under Windows and OS X! Cubasis places touch-intuitive production tools in your hands, opening up a new world of possibilities for your creativity.

Changes in Cubasis for iPad v1.3

  • 2 new plug-ins: 4 band parametric StudioEQ and Brickwall limiter.
  • Now you can use up to 4 inserts per track.
  • FLAC file import and export.
  • Cubasis can be set as an input and output simultaneously in Cubasis.
  • CPU meter.
  • Polyphony meter.
  • MIDI panic button.
  • Many user reported problems solved.

Cubasis for iPad costs $49.99 USD. Previous customers can download the update free of charge from the App Store.

More information: Steinberg / Cubasis for iPad

Solid State Logic intros SSL Live, Bus Comp 500 Module & Sigma

Solid State Logic has introduced the SSL Live, Bus Comp 500 Module and Sigma at the Musikmesse Prolight + Sound 2013.

SSL Live
The SSL Live sports an “up close and personal” control surface.

The ‘Live’ brings SSL’s unique approach to audio quality and console ergonomics to sound for the stage. SSL has been at the leading edge of analogue and digital audio console innovation for over 35 years.

Like so many multi award winning, ground breaking and much loved consoles for Music, Broadcast and Post production SSL has created through the decades, Live promises to bring something very special to the party.

Live is due to ship in September 2013.

The SSL Stereo Bus Compressor for 500 format modular racks is now available.

SSL Stereo Bus Comp 500

Often imitated but never equalled, the centre section compressor from the 1980’s G-Series analogue console is an audio production legend. It is a simple unit with a simple purpose; it makes complete mixes sound bigger, with more power, punch and drive. It brings cohesion and strength to your mix without compromising clarity. To this day it remains a key element of the SSL sound and has featured on countless classic recordings.

The availability of the Stereo Bus Compressor in a module for the 500 format makes this essential audio production tool available to users of the popular API 500 format modular rack platform.

The Bus Comp 500 Module is available to purchase from SSL Resellers worldwide, priced at £1329 GBP / $2299 USD / 1679 EUR + VAT or Sales Tax.

Solid State Logic’s Sigma is a remote controlled analogue mix engine.

Designed for the DAW user that seeks the legendary big sound of an SSL console while retaining the convenience of working in the box, Sigma is a unique analogue mix engine in a 2U rack unit, that is remote controlled using MIDI via Ethernet using a DAW or an iDevice compatible software interface.

SSL Sigma

Using proprietary MDAC control technology first featured in our Duality and AWS studio consoles, Sigma’s 100% analogue summing engine can be driven by automation data created within your DAW of choice. Sigma features 16 flexible input channels which can be individually switched between being mono or stereo for up to 32 channels at mixdown. There is accurate front panel LED metering for all channels. There are two stereo mix busses with dedicated outputs for convenient printing of stems back to the DAW and individual stereo insert points to facilitate implementation of parallel compression. Each input channel also features an individual direct output. Mix Bus B can also be injected into Mix Bus A for final mixdown.

An Artist and Studio monitoring section provides a Monitor and Headphone output. The Main monitor output has Main and Alternative connections to accommodate 2 sets of monitors. A comprehensive switching matrix enables selection of your monitor source. A large front panel rotary control uses a push-select mechanism to determine whether it adjusts Mix A, Mix B, Main Monitor or Headphone levels. There is also a Talkback input with adjustable Dim level. Control and switching of a wide range of functions including; monitor level and source, inserts, talkback, sum B>A and mono check, can all be achieved using any standard MIDI hardware control surface. A MIDI learn feature makes setup simple and easy. A pair of user assignable dual action push/hold buttons on the front panel or a foot-switch can also be assigned to the same collection of switching functions.

The Sigma is expected to ship in August 2013, priced at £2799 GBP / $4499 USD / 3359 EUR + VAT or Sales Tax.

More information: Solid State Logic

Softube launches Console 1 mixing solution

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Softube has introduced Console 1, an integrated hardware/software music mixing solution.

Softube Console 1
The hardware controller of Softube’s Console 1 mixing solution.

Sound. Workflow. Control. Softube Console 1 is an integrated hardware/software music mixing solution which includes a rugged hardware controller and a modeled analog console channel with some unique additions.

Use the system with any major DAW and enjoy the biggest advantages from digital and analog mixing environments—plus a few new ones.

Softube UK 4k for Console 1
The UK 4k for Console 1, a brand new Softube model of a mixer channel from a classic large-frame British console from the late 1970′s.

Console 1 features

  • Integrated hardware/software music mixing solution.
  • World-class analog channel simulation.
  • Softube’s new modeled analog mixer is included, UK 4k for Console 1.
  • Hands-on control and intuitive workflow.
  • Use with any DAW.
  • Four-band equalizer, compressor, emulated analog console saturation and unique Dynamic Shaper.
  • Built-in sidechain and parallel compression with all Softube compressors.
  • Customize the channel by adding any Softube plug-in.

Console 1 will initially be available for Mac OS X. It is scheduled to be released after the summer of 2013.

More information: Softube / Console 1

10 Soundware releases Mixer Feedback model Y MM30 K Kontakt Instruments

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Mixer Feedback model Y MM30 K

10 Soundware has announced Mixer Feedback model Y MM30 K, a sound set for Native Instruments Kontakt 5.

Designed by Taichi Furudate, these patches are based on audio captured from a no-input mixer, an instrument contrived by connecting the output of an audio mixer with its input to incite feedback. The third in a series of four titles, each centered on a different mixer, this release features a four channel model, circa 1980’s, by a Japanese manufacturer.

The timbres generated by the mixer used in Mixer Feedback model Y MM30 K can be described as “smooth, clean and glossy”, according to Taichi Furudate. He also adds that the direct outputs, which are unaffected by the master section graphic equalizer, allow for complex routings, highlighting its suitability as a no-input mixer. Another feature of this particular model is an onboard echo effects unit the manufacturer peculiarly refers to as the “Bucket Brigade Delay” (“BBD”), the sound of which he characterizes as “retro and lofi like early tape music”. Its plastic casing and its light weight, as well as the fact that it was purchased for 500 Japanese yen (roughly $6) in 2010, coupled with its set of features and “smooth, clean and glossy” sound may indicate that the model was presumably inexpensive, yet offered desirable value for the money in its time.

The 41.5 MB download includes 50 .nki files and 160 WAV files (24-bit/44.1 kHz).

The sound library is available to purchase for $29.99 USD.

More information: 10 Soundware

Image-Line launches Deckadance 2 public beta

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Image-Line has announced a beta version of Deckadance 2, the DJ software for Windows and Mac.

Changes in Deckadance 2

  • Decks – 2 or 4 decks.
  • Smartknobs – Link a knob to multiple FX & Mixer interface targets. User-programmable envelopes.
  • GrossBeat – 8 user defined FX per deck with integrated editor. Program glitch, stutter & scratch FX.
  • Isolator Effects – Up to 3 insert effects per track (from 10) applied independently to High/Mid or Low band.
  • Sampler – 1/32 to 16 step beat-matched easy sampling. One shot, trigger, retrigger and loop modes.
  • Smart Panels – User configurable Loop, Cue, Grid, DVS, Key, Smart Knob and Tempo panels.
  • VST host & client – Hosts VST plugins. Includes Effector VST plugin.
  • Library – iTunes library support. Play lists and automated mixing options.

The public beta is now available to download for Windows and Mac (expires April 20th, 2013).

Deckadance is available to purchase for $99 USD (House Edition) / $199 USD (Club Edition). New Image-Line customers save 10% off their order here.

More information: Image-Line

Paul Davis releases Ardour 3.0

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Paul Davis has released version 3.0 of Ardour, the open source digital audio workstation application for Mac and Linux.

Ardour 3
Ardour 3: Record, Edit, and Mix on Linux and OS X.

Changes in Ardour v3.0

  • Major New Features
    • MIDI recording, playback and editing, including plugin instrument support for LV2, VST and AudioUnits.
    • Parallelization of DSP operations to use any number of processors.
    • Matrix-style patching/routing.
    • Overhauled export system (multiple formats at once, stem exports, multichannel exports).
  • New & Improved Audio Signal Handling
    • Monitor section.
    • Solo operation redesigned, includes Solo Isolate and correct AFL/PFL modes.
    • Per-channel visible phase invert buttons.
    • Internal aux sends and explicit aux busses.
    • Improved send control.
    • Stereo panning via width+position.
    • Track/Bus groups extended.
  • Audio Editing
    • Option for Automation moves with Regions.
    • Rhythm Ferret improvements.
    • Vertical stacking of overlapping regions in tracks.
    • Non-destructive, non-overlapping recording mode.
    • New region editing features.
    • Strip Silence.
    • Media search path.
  • New & Improved GUI details
    • Session overview pane.
    • Unified processor list (plugins, sends, returns etc).
    • Extended Region list.
    • Extended Track/Bus list.
    • Improved and expanded editor cursor set.
    • Dynamically resizable big clock window.
    • New and improved preferences dialog(s).
    • New editing implementation for clocks.
  • External Control
    • MIDI binding maps
    • Dramatically improved Mackie Control support.
    • Linear Timecode support.
    • Improved MTC chase.
    • MIDI Clock chase.
  • Miscellaneous
    • 64 bit timeline
    • Dynamically resizable disk buffers.
    • JACK Session support.
    • Undo system internals use less memory and improve speed.

Ardour 3.0 is now available for Mac, Linux and as source code.

More information: Ardour

Steinberg releases Nuendo 6

Steinberg has released Nuendo 6, the latest version of the state-of-the-art production environment tailored to post and audio production studios.

Steinberg Nuendo 6

“Nuendo 6 has undergone intensive development, and we are proud to make this solution available to our customers,” comments Timo Wildenhain, product marketing manager at Steinberg.

Nuendo 6 provides new mixing facilities featuring full-screen mode and scalability, Insert View for displaying activated insert slots, plug-in and channel search and integrated Control Room. The brand-new channel strip comprises high-pass and low-pass filters, a noise gate with sidechain support, various compressors and a brickwall limiter while the overhauled Channel Settings window provides immediate access to channel parameters.

Further highlights of Nuendo 6 are the EBU R128 standard compliant loudness metering with RMS metering scales, the Loudness Lane for tracking and editing loudness efficiently and the new ADR taker system including on-screen dialog for dialog recording and language dubbing.

Prominent plug-ins are MixConvert v6 for individual downmixing, Voxengo’s 64-band CurveEQ and IOSONO’s Anymix Pro 1.3 for automatic EQ and loudness adjustments to surround sound signal panning and upmixing up to 8.1 surround sound.

MemZap stores and recalls zoom settings and positions within the project, VST Connect SE plug-in allows for online collaboration and the Remote Control Editor is utilized for easy mapping of effect and instrument parameters to external controllers.

Other newly implemented features include a redesigned user interface, VariAudio 2.0, ASIO-Guard with drop-out prevention algorithms, a 1.5 GB library by Pro Sound Effects and 90 minutes of free online video tutorials.

The optional Nuendo 6 Expansion Kit (NEK) comprises features that turn Nuendo into a fully fledged composing application. Included are the new Chord Track, which detects and modifies the harmony structure of MIDI and audio tracks edited in VariAudio, and Chord Assistant, newly introduced to bridge chords and generate harmonic chord progressions. The feature set is complemented by Hermode tuning for dynamic retuning in real time, 300 new instrument sounds for HALion Sonic SE as well as the Retrologue virtual-analog and Padshop granular synthesizers.

Nuendo 6 is available to purchase for MSRP 1,699 EUR. The Nuendo 6 Expansion Kit is MSRP 249 EUR. Prices including German VAT. Various boxed and downloadable updates are also available from resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop.

Customers who have activated Nuendo 5 since November 14, 2012, are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to the latest version. Restrictions may apply.

More information: Steinberg / Nuendo 6

PreSonus offers free PRM1 reference mic with StudioLive 24.4.2

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PreSonus PRM1

PreSonus has announced it is offering a free PRM1 reference microphone with a purchase of the StudioLive 24.4.2 digital mixer with Smaart.

We’re celebrating the release of PreSonus® Universal Control 1.7 with integrated Rational Acoustics Smaart® audio-analysis and optimization software – and we want to spread the good cheer! So if you buy a StudioLive™ 24.4.2 digital mixer between March 1 and May 31, 2013, you’ll not only get a great mixer and software bundle – including Universal Control 1.7 with Smaart – you will also get a free PreSonus PRM1 precision reference microphone!

Smaart Measurement Technology™ provides a spectrograph and real-time analyzer (RTA) that let you see, graphically, what’s going on in your mix and quickly fix frequency problems and squelch feedback. But that’s just the beginning. The new Universal Control 1.7 adds three amazing Smaart wizards that make it easy to view the frequency response of a venue, quickly calculate and set delay-system timing, and verify output connectivity. Now you can quickly tune your PA to whatever venue you’re in-no engineering degree required!

To use these new wizards, you’ll need a reference, or “measurement,” microphone like the PRM1 – a super clean, omnidirectional mic with a flat frequency response for capturing the sound in the room as accurately as possible.

Until May 31, the purchase of a StudioLive 24.4.2 comes with a free PRM1 reference mic ($129 USD value). This offer is valid at all U.S. PreSonus dealers and at dealers in several other nations. Customers outside of the U.S. should check with their local dealers to find out whether they are participating.

More information: PreSonus