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Softube releases Console 1 next generation audio mixer

Softube has announced the release of its Console 1 computer based audio mixing solution for Windows and Mac.

Softube Console 1

Console 1 will not only give you the world-class sound of the included Solid State Logic SL 4000 E model, but also the analog workflow of using physical knobs and buttons when you mix.

Console 1 is all about great sound and intuitive, hands-on control.

Console 1 features

  • Next generation mixer.
  • Tightly integrated hardware/software system.
  • Solid State Logic SL 4000 E model included.
  • Hands-on control and intuitive workflow.
  • Use with any major DAW.
  • Parametric equalizer, compressor, gate, transient shaper, high/low cut filters and harmonics/distortion.
  • Customize the channel by adding any Softube equalizer or dynamics plug-in.
  • The system will run and the settings can be adjusted without having the hardware connected.

Console 1 has a list price of $1,099 USD / 849 EUR, with an expected street price of $999 USD / 799 EUR (including 19% sales tax).

More information: Softube / Console 1

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Zerodebug releases touchAble Mini for iPhone & iPod touch

Zerodebug has announced the release of touchAble Mini, which takes the Ableton Live controller app to the iPhone and iPod touch.

touchAble Mini

Following the release of the revamped touchAble 2 app for iPad , touchAble Mini app brings most of the popular features and flexible workflow of the acclaimed release to the screen of the iPhone and iPod touch. Users have now full control of Ableton Live 8 & 9 in the palm of their hand.

Taking advantage of the complete rewritten code of its big brother touchAble 2 for iPad, touchAble Mini offers a tight, flexible workflow that can be adjusted to suit any Ableton Live users needs, in a very portable format, making it the most appropriated controller for Live in any circumstances.

The App has been perfectly shrunk down to fit the size of the screens found on the iPhone and iPod touch, and some elements such as the Main menu have been specially redesigned to provide a quick access to all the functionalities provided in this powerful pocket version. Combined with its strong integration in Live, its six different modules (Clips, Mixer, Devices, Keys, Pads, XY Pad) and a MDI Clip Editor, touchAble Mini covers every control element of Live’s session view in a very compact and elegant Interface.

touchAble Mini is designed to provide a powerful, intuitive, reliable and portable multitouch control solution for professional use.

touchAble Mini features

  • Direct Access to Live’s Library.
  • Powerful MIDI clip editing capabilities.
  • Complete control of Ableton Live Session View.
  • Smart Mixing tools.
  • Control of Live Devices, VSTs and Audiounits.
  • MIDI Instruments.
  • Advanced XY Pad Module.
  • Easy and reliable connection.
  • Combine several touchAble sessions.
  • MIDI hardware connection.

The touchAble mini app is available to purchase for the introductory price of $9.99 USD / 8.99 EUR.

More information: touchAble

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Serato updates Serato DJ to v1.6

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Serato DJ

Serato has announced version 1.6 of its Serato DJ mixing software for Windows and Mac.

The latest update for Serato DJ includes Rane Hardware support, Pitch ‘N Time DJ Expansion Pack, Quantize, Nameable Cue Points, Jet Pack FX Expansion Pack, support for the Pioneer DDJ-SZ & Numark V7 Pro Controllers and the brand new Denon DJ MC6000MKII & Reloop Terminal Mix 8 DJ Intro Controllers and a healthy dose of maintenance bug fixes for continued stability and performance.

Changes in Serato DJ v1.6

  • Rane Hardware Support: Support for the Rane SL2, Rane SL3, Rane SL4, Rane Sixty-One, Rane Sixty-Two and Rane Sixty-Eight.
  • Pitch ‘N Time DJ: Allows you to speed up or slow down your track to extreme tempo values while maintaining its key perfectly, with the highest quality and definition of any available software.
  • Serato DJ FX Expansion Pack – Jet Pack: A Trippy, Spacey & Rave infused FX Pack including: Shepard Filter, U.F.O., Space Verb & Bass Ducker.
  • Quantize: Quantize mode allows you to set and trigger Cue Points on beat. Make sure you have your beatgrids set!
  • Nameable Cue Points.
  • OS X Mavericks 10.9 Support.
  • Hardware Support: Pioneer DDJ-SZ, Numark V7 Pro Controllers, Denon DJ MC6000MKII & Reloop Terminal Mix 8 DJ Intro Controllers.
  • Added Serato DJ Accessory Support: Pioneer CDJ-900, Denon DN-HC1000S.
  • Other New Features: Stack View Mode, Open/Close crates from hardware, Improved Cue Point and Loops Display area.

See the release notes for detailed information on the update.

Serato DJ is available to purchase for $129 USD. The new Pitch ‘N Time DJ and Jet Pack expansion packs are available for $29 USD and $19 USD respectively.

More information: Serato / Serato DJ

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Tracktion 5 recording software released

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Tracktion Software Corporation has announced the release of Tracktion Version 5 (T5).

Tracktion 5
This eagerly awaited update to the popular Tracktion recording application combines an intuitive workflow with a ground-breaking feature set at a remarkable price.

“Our intention from the start has been to enable rapid capture and manipulation of musical ideas,” explained Julian Storer, Tracktion creator and co-founder of TSC. “To that end, Tracktion 5 eliminates barriers to the creative flow as it solves a number of problems that have long plagued the multi-track recording process.”

For instance, the need to create sub-mixes in order to free-up resources for additional tracks is now eliminated by T5’s revolutionary ‘Edit Clip’ format (left). This allows users to embed multi-track material as if it were a single audio clip – while allowing the source material to be edited. This makes even complex song arrangement a breeze and greatly improves the use of system resources.

To make the best possible use of your computer’s capabilities and achieve professional results without dedicated, external DSP, T5 introduces a full blown System Resource Manager and unique ‘Freeze Point’ technology. This gives the user precise control over which session elements should be automatically pre-rendered, so that they can reduce CPU load while retaining mixing/editing flexibility. The result is surprisingly low latency playback regardless of session size.

While MIDI is not new to digital recording, T5 includes a greatly enhanced set of MIDI capabilities. Creating beats with any of your favorite plug-ins has never been easier with a new “In-line Step Sequencer” (right) that can be viewed and edited right in the timeline like any other clip. The piano-roll editor has also been overhauled to include a raft of new features such as “Per-note Automation” and rapid “MIDI Learn” for easy integration with hardware controllers. There is even support for next-generation instruments such as ROLI’s Seaboard with MDC (multi-dimensional control).

Tracktion 5 has hundreds of new features – including ARA integration for Celemony Software’s Melodyne, rapid audio comping, track presets and much more.

T5 for Windows, Mac and Linux is available to purchase for $59.99 USD; upgrades are $29.99 USD.

More information: Tracktion

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Audiffex releases inTone 2 effect host for Mac

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Audiffex inTone 2

Audiffex has announced the release of inTone 2 for Mac, a powerful and flexible effect processor/ mixing console.

Entirely rewritten and redesigned audio application for live performances broadens ways of its utilization in the world of music. Its structure and control options resemble a mixing console, offering a large scale of extra features at the same time.

InTone 2 comes in three 64bit compliant versions (Guitar/ Keys/ Playback), making your gig reach new limits.

inTone 2 features

  • Ability to open external effects and software instruments.
  • Compatible with 64bit Audio Unit plug-ins.
  • Integrated playback unit and recording modules.
  • Simple Preset list arrangements.
  • Control of all features by MIDI.
  • Independent configuration of separate channels/ chains.
  • Fine/ semi-tone pitch changes within the TrackPlayer.
  • ‘Speed up/ slow down’ function of the playback.

inTone 2 for Mac is available to purchase now at $7 for a strip. The PC version of inTone 2 is to be released in March, 2014.

More information: Audiffex / inTone 2

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Harrison Consoles unveils 950mx Analog Console

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Harrison Consoles has announced the release of the 950mx, its newest analog console.

Harrison Consoles 950mx

The 950mx is intended for facilities that need an analog monitoring, mixing, and summing solution when working with a DAW. It provides large-format console sound and construction while forgoing the expensive multitrack buses and inline monitoring features that have become less necessary with modern DAW workflows. The 950mx is the perfect centerpiece for a commercial recording studio, live 2-track recording rig, or project studio.

Harrison has been building consoles since 1975, and the 950mx incorporates design elements found across a wide range of console models such as the 32 Series, MR Series (2, 3, 4, 5 and 7), SeriesTen, SeriesTwelve, MPC and LPC.

The 950mx was designed by Harrison’s most experienced analog designers who were challenged to make the best-sounding, highest-spec analog console available today. The 950mx features a robust ground plane, gold module connectors, gold-plated switches, conductive plastic knobs, and fully-differential balanced I/O at every point. The summing busses are carried via PCBs, not ribbon cables. A custom-designed linear power supply provides rock-steady voltage for clean sound, robust EQs, and generous headroom.

The 950mx is the latest model in Harrison’s 950 series consoles, introducing various user-suggested improvements. All 950mx mono input modules now feature individually switchable, sweepable high-and-low pass filters, and 3-band sweepable EQ – featuring the same circuitry as the original Harrison 32-series consoles. Mono input channels also feature switchable inserts, a mic pre (switchable to a line input), 4 aux sends, 100mm P+G faders, 2 Mix Bus assignments, and a post-fader direct output. Stereo input modules feature switchable high-and-low pass filters, 3-band tone controls, balance, channel reverse, mono-sum, input trim, 4 aux sends, 100mm P+G faders, and 2 Mix Bus assignments. Another user-requested feature was the addition of an alternate speaker output.

The mono and stereo modules of the 950m and 950mx are interchangable. 950m users can arrange to have their mono channels updated to the reflect the new features of the 950mx.

The 950mx console features 2 discrete mixbusses, each offering a different flavor at mixdown. Mix Bus 1 features a transformer-balanced output, while Mix Bus 2 is electronically-balanced. The buses can be used separately or may be summed to achieve effects like parallel compression.

The 24-module version is now available in a standalone format with optional legs. For customers with existing analog gear, Harrison has designed a matching line of studio furniture to complement the 950mx console. These pieces include a “sidecar” which provides 10 rack spaces at the desk surface, and a 16-space standalone rack. Both pieces use the same laser-cut and powder-coated aluminum framing as the 950mx – providing a professional and cohesive look for any 950mx user.

More information: Harrison Consoles / 950mx

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Waves releases Dugan Automixer

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Waves Dugan Automixer

Waves has announced Dugan Automixer, a plugin that allows automatic cueing of multiple live microphones in real time.

Developed in association with renowned pro audio inventor Dan Dugan, the Waves Dugan Automixer is a groundbreaking software version of the popular Dugan Speech System Automatic Mixing Controllers used the world over.

Incorporating Dugan’s proprietary voice-activated process, the Waves Dugan Automixer plugin automatically controls the gains of multiple microphones in real time, dramatically reducing feedback, studio noise and comb filtering from adjacent microphones. It maintains a consistent system gain, even when multiple speakers are talking simultaneously, and makes perfectly matched crossfades, without any signal compression, and without a noise gate that may cause unwanted sonic artifacts.

Available for virtually any console, the Dugan Automixer is the ultimate solution for broadcast news panels, talk shows, houses of worship, film and television dialog recording, and any other discussion panel or conference scenario involving multiple microphones and participants.

The Dugan Automix is available to purchase for $500 USD (Native) / $750 USD (SoundGrid).

More information: Waves / Dugan Automixer

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Minimal System intros Analogue Collection VST effect plugins

Minimal System Analogue Collection

Minimal System has launched Analogue Collection, a effect plugins bundle capturing the legendary sound of classic hardware.

Introducing the Analogue Mixing and Mastering Collection.

Comprising of a comprehensive analogue modelled channel strip and breakout 8 band EQ this collection contains two powerful tools that can be used on your channel and master busses for great sounding mixing and mastering.

Analogue Collection features

  • Two plugins included – Analogue Channel Strip and Analogue EQ.
  • Channel Strip comprises of an 8 band customisable EQ, Buss Compressor, Limiter, and Master section.
  • Analogue EQ is an 8 band customisable EQ with Master section.
  • EQ frequency range – 20hz to 20,000hz on each band.
  • Each EQ band has +/-40dB of gain.
  • Buss Compressor designed to ‘Glue’ track groups together. Can also be used effectively to ‘Glue’ the final mixdown.
  • Signal flow of the Analogue Channel is as follows: EQ > Compressor > Limiter.
  • Monitoring meters on both plugins showing input, output, and compression gain reduction.
  • Analogue channel is perfect for buss channels or the master channel and can be used effectively for both mixing and mastering.
  • Modelled on classic analogue hardware.
  • Low CPU usage.

The Analogue Collection for Windows (VST) costs £29.99 GBP. It is available to purchase for at 50% off for the first 24 hours.

More information: Minimal System / Analogue Collection

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