Native Instruments has announced it is now beta testing Reaktor 5.8, the upcoming update to the virtual modular platform for Windows and Mac.
It’s a deep and powerful modular studio that sets no restrictions on creativity. More than 70 unique synthesizers, sound generators, grooveboxes, sequencers and effects are at your fingertips, with 3000+ more freely available in the Online User Library. Customize existing instruments, or create your own individual sound generator from scratch thanks to the fully modular architecture. REAKTOR is a true playground for the creative mind.
Changes in Reaktor 5.8 beta
Updated OSC Settings window.
Improved handling of OSC and MIDI, enables fast and easy mapping of MIDI & OSC controllers to Reaktor ensembles in Play Mode.
New OSC Array modules, for sending and receiving OSC messages in array format.
OSC in plug-in mode.
OSC learn feature now also implemented in Play mode.
OSC activity indicator.
Limits on the total number of OSC connections have been removed.
Maximum numbers of ports for the OSC Send and Receive modules has been increased to 40.
Improved sample management, including the ability to manage samples when in Play Mode.
Various workflow improvements in the sample map editor.
Selection of sampler module per drop down menu.
Show sampler module in structure functionality.
Mouse control fine tuning.
Bookmark behavior for Screensets.
Fixed sample rate per Ensemble.
Various other fixes and improvements.
Note: The list is subject to change, and does not necessarily list all features and fixes that will be in the final update.
sonicLAB has updated the Cosmosƒ advanced stochastic synthesis instrument to version 1.2, which includes the first Windows release alongside the updated Mac version.
New feature in Cosmosƒ V1.2: Additive Synthesis with Sample Waveform
Cosmosƒ V1.2 offers new features for its Synthesis Engine: For instance a genuine Additive Synthesis feature has been developed, where you can control, automate and modulate up to 12 partials with their frequency and amplitude distribution. You can assign either a sine wave or a sample waveform to the partials. All partials sum up to one micro event waveform! Unheard clusters of sound objects can be created in real time within seconds.
A 300% performance gain has been achieved thanks to the immense efforts in coding for precision and optimization.
Now available on Windows7: in response to the significant demand for the Windows version, from now on Cosmosƒ is available on Windows 7 (for earlier OS versions please test the demo app).
Cosmosƒ is now available to purchase for Windows an Mac for 89 EUR. The update is free for registered users.
Circular Labs has updated the Mobius programmable looper software for Windows and Mac to version 2.0.
The focus of this release was a redesign of the synchronization engine, support for sample rates other than 44,100 and support for Audio Unit host sync.
Many, many architectural changes were made but few of these will be visible to most users. If you have been using Mobius, this will be one of the more complicated upgrades. Parameters related to synchronization will not be upgraded automatically, you will need to redesign your sync settings as track setups rather than presets. This is discussed in the release notes.
Changes in Mobius v2.0
Redesigned synchronization engine for improved sync.
Support for Audio Units host sync (Logic, Garageband).
Support for other sample rates besides 44100.
Redesigned UI button window that works like other binding windows.
Improved OSC support.
Mobius for Windows and Mac (Standalone/VST/AU) is available to download as freeware.
sonicLAB has updated its Cosmosƒ advanced stochastic synthesizer to version 1.1, featuring new addons dedicated to live performance and automation.
Cosmosƒ is a real-time dynamic stochastic synthesis engine, which does generate sonic textures with a complex event distribution process. Discrete sonic events of certain density are distributed in a time space with their onset time and duration parameter calculated with stochastic/deterministic functions. Each macro event defines the duration of a meso space, and the sub events are distributed inside it.
Changes in Cosmosƒ v1.1
Full OSC support: You can control and automate any parameter of Cosmosƒ from another software/hardware (registered version only).
Manual Mute/Unmute switches for mesoµ events: Like on a mixing console, you can individually mute/unmute events inside the Cosmosƒ cycle: very efficient for developing controlled rhythmic structures.
Preset Morphing: You can morph the parameter space between 4 presets, therefore instantly interpolate over 250 parameters with a simple gesture.
Plus many improvements in the code including quadratic interpolation on all the audio playback routines.
Cosmosƒ for Mac is available to purchase for 89 EUR.