Sinevibes has announced the release of Sequential, a plugin for creating amazing rhythmical effect patterns.
It features unique algorithms ranging from filters, waveshapers and distortion, to ring modulation and even audio-controlled oscillators. These effects are rhythmically switched via a step sequencer matrix, allowing you to create intricate, lively processing patterns. Sequential has been finely tuned to instantly deliver superb musical results, and is capable of radical sound transformations with any type of sound or music style.
- Ten effect algorithms: low-pass and high-pass filters, two waveshape transformers, clipping booster, bit and sample rate reduction, sine oscillator with envelope follower, ring modulator and variable noise.
- Sequencer matrix with up to 32 steps, variable speed and swing.
- Intuitive, high-contrast user interface.
- Useful preset templates.
Sequential for Mac (AU) is available as a download for $49 USD. Existing Sinevibes customers are eligible for a discount.
Also, as a celebration of Sequential release, the Complete and Motion plugin packs are available for nearly half the total cost of included products. This offer expires 1st May.
More information: Sinevibes / Sequential
AfroDjMac wrote in to let us know about Laptop Feedback, a free synthesizer for Ableton Live.
One of the things I want to do with this site is to share some of the tools I use to create music. If you are an Ableton Live user, this post is for you.
I created this synth using a sample of my laptops speakers belting out a screeching feedback from the internal microphone. As unpleasant as the sample itself sounds, it makes for a pretty atmospheric and dreamy sounding synth.
The Laptop Feedback instrument rack for Ableton Live is available to download from AfroDjMac.
More information: AfroDjMac Laptop Feedback
iZotope has released version 2.01 of RX, a collection of audio repair tools for Windows and Mac.
iZotope RX™ 2 is the most complete audio repair toolkit on the market, enabling you to remove noise, hiss, buzz and hum, eliminate clicks and crackle, restore clipped audio, visually select and suppress unwanted sounds, resynthesize missing audio and much more.
Changes in RX v2.01
- Host compatibility changes
- Added support for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.
- Added VST 3 support.
- Improved compatibility with Ableton Live .
- Added 64-bit VST 2 support in Reaper under OS X.
- DSP changes
- Fixed accuracy of latency compensation in Declick module.
- Fixed Hum Removal module’s learn feature at high sampling rates.
- Workflow changes
- Added support for RX 1 workflow in main audio display: shift-click-release to adjust the borders of full-bandwidth selections.
- Added support for placing the playhead: ctrl-click on the main audio display at any time to place the playhead.
- Added support for dragging the current file from the RX 2 application’s title bar under OS X.
- Other changes
- Introduced the new iZotope Crash Reporter to help customers automatically submit crash reports to iZotope for rapid diagnosis & bugfixing.
- Greatly improved RX’s support for frames in the time ruler, including drop-frame mode.
- Better support for Carbon-based plug-ins under OS X, in RX 2.00 some of these plug-ins would display with a blank UI (RX 2 Advanced only).
- Fixed issue when using “Open with” in OS X’s Finder to launch RX.
- Fixed bug with iZotope authorization where authorizing to a USB flash drive wasn’t working properly.
- Better support for Unicode characters in RX’s “Save As” dialog.
- Many minor bugfixes and performance enhancements.
RX2 for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $349 USD. RX2 Advanced is $1,199 USD.
More information: iZotope / RX
Tone Projects has released version 1.6 of Sonitex STX-1260, a sonic texturing plug-in for Windows.
Sonitex is the ultimate Lo-Fi workstation. It offers a complete suite of processing dedicated to adding texture to digital audio. Sonitex allows you to bring the gritty vibe from vinyl records and vintage hardware samplers into your modern DAW environment.
Changes in Sonitex v1.6
- New: Global Dry/wet control.
- Fixed crash in Sony Acid & Vegas.
Tone Projects has also announced a 1-week Spring Special offering $20 USD off all its products. The sale will end on March 21st, 2011.
Sonitex STX-1260 for Windows (VST) is now available to purchase for $54 USD (regular $74 USD). The update is free for all registered users. The trial period has been reset on the v.1.6 demo version, so it’s now possible to try out Sonitex on your system again even if you previously used up the trial period.
More information: Tone Projects / Sonitex STX-1260
Universal Sampling has released Guitar FX, a sample library featuring various effects and noises made primarily with heavy, distorted guitar/mic’d amplifier.
Scratches, scrapes, chugs, pinches, whammy bar, guitar played with a violin bow, percussive “hits” …it’s all here.
If you have been looking for that something extra… if you have been searching for noises and fx to round out your orchestral template, add to your rock and metal tunes, and add depth and color to your tracks, this it it!
Guitar FX features
- Format: .wav/Kontakt 3.5 and above ready.
- Sample resolution: 48kHz/24-bit.
- 1,088 samples, 2.47 GB installed (1.44 GB .rar download).
Guitar FX is available to purchase as a download for $49 USD (DVD available at additional cost).
More information: Universal Sampling / Guitar FX
, Eric Beam
, samples and sound libraries
Posted in news
on Dec 14, 2010
Eric Beam has posted a number of free audio test files from a Prism dScope III audio analyzer and a Dolby SDU4 surround decoder.
For everyone that designs, tests, creates, calibrates, or has an odd preference for what they consider “listening enjoyment”, This is for you.
Having calibrated utility & test files is a must for any audio engineer. The corner stone being pink noise. When it comes to generating tones/noise ITB I have found most DAW to be severely lacking in this area. After much frustration with the incorrect Protools signal generator “Pink”. I’ve captured Tones/Noise from a calibrated DScope & Dolby SDU4.
More information: Eric Beam