Amazing Machines releases Amazing Scope Suite for Reaktor

Amazing Machines has launched the Amazing Scope Suite, a bundle of 3 unique Reaktor Ensembles that will change the way you see Waveforms in your DAW.

Amazing Scope for Reaktor

With unparalleled features such as Freezed Waveform Navigation, Tempo Synced Triggering and MIDI Triggering, the Amazing Scope Suite brings the Oscilloscope to your DAW, an Essential Tool that has been available in Professional Studios for more than 40 years.

Amazing Scope Suite features

  • 3 Reaktor Ensembles.
  • 4 Display Modes.
  • 8 Triggering Modes, including Tempo Synced Triggering and MIDI Triggering.
  • 2 Knob Resolution Modes.
  • A/B Switch for Multiple Settings.
  • Input Signal Delay.
  • Freeze Switch.
  • Freezed Waveform Navigation.
  • Total control over the X and Y Axis on the Main Display.

Amazing Scope Suite is available for purchase for $29.99 USD. Requires Reaktor 5.8 or newer (also compatible with Reaktor Player).

More information: Amazing Machines / Amazing Scope Suite

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Blue Cat Audio updates 5 effect plugins

Blue Cat Audio

Blue Cat Audio has announced updates for 5 of its most recent plug-ins: the DP Meter Pro audio levels meter, FreqAnalyst Multi multiple tracks spectrum analyzer, Oscilloscope Multi multiple tracks waveform visualizer, StereoScope Multi multiple tracks stereo field analyzer and Protector zero latency brickwall limiter.

These updates mainly address an issue with the AAX version and Pro Tools 10.3.5 on Windows, and bring additional fixes and enhancements for each plug-in on both Mac and PC.

Changes in the plug-ins

  • Fixed AAX version not showing up in Pro Tools 10.3.5 on Windows.
  • Fixed user interface issues in Final Cut Pro X.
  • Fixed compare light issues in Pro Tools.
  • Fixed MIDI and automation settings that were reset when using undo.
  • RTAS: Fixed parameters control with EUCON control surfaces in Pro Tools.
  • AAX: Fixed initialization issues on some Pro Tools HD configurations.
  • Mac-VST: Fixed window resize issues on Cubase and Nuendo (Mac).
  • Mac: Fixed user interface display issues when first opened in Ableton Live 9.
  • Mac: Control MIDI settings dialog is now brought back to front when already opened in the background.
  • Mac: fixed copy/paste keyboard shortcuts for plug-in registration that did not work in some hosts.
  • Blue Cat’s FreqAnalyst Multi: Pushing all parameters to other instances does not push the stereo configuration anymore.

The update is free for existing customers.

More information: Blue Cat Audio

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Blue Cat Audio releases Oscilloscope Multi 2.0 effect plugin

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Blue Cat Audio has introduced its Oscilloscope Multi 2.0, a brand new version of the multiple tracks oscilloscope effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Blue Cat’s Oscilloscope Multi is a unique tool that enables the visualization of the waveform of multiple instances on a single screen in order to compare them or detect phase, synchronization or distortion issues.

This new version comes with a completely redesigned user interface with improved workflow and readability as well as many new features and enhancements: a new presets manager, new presets, Windows AAX support, multiple display sizes, and much more.

Blue Cat Audio Oscilloscope Multi 2.0
Blue Cat Audio Oscilloscope Multi 2.0.

Changes in Oscilloscope Multi 2.0

  • New Features:
    • Brand new fully customizable user interface:
      • New look and feel.
      • Show/hide what you need.
      • Curves names can now be displayed on the graph (overlay).
      • Single or multiple displays modes.
      • Multiple display sizes
      • Improved readability.
      • Animated transitions.
      • XY curves can now be saved in memory slots.
      • XY curves can now use waveform memories to compare with saved waveforms.
    • New integrated presets manager:
      • Load/save presets from the plug-in’s user interface.
      • Organize presets with folders.
      • Customize the default preset.
      • Exchange presets easily.
    • Automation range and response curve can now be customized for each parameter.
    • AAX plug-in format is now also supported on Windows (Pro Tools 10.2 required).
  • Improvements:
    • Improved Graph rulers display when zoomed.
    • Routing matrix automatically displayed when opening the plug-in for the first time for easier setup.
    • New presets to make setup easier.
    • Plug-in name has been shortened for a clearer display in mixer view for most host applications.
    • The windows installer now automatically detects the most appropriate VST install path.
    • License is now shared between plug-ins types (register only once for all formats).
    • Added new presets.
    • Improved value display in fine edit window.
  • Optimizations and Performance Improvements:
    • Reduced VST plug-in loading time.
    • Improved parameters precision (now stored as 64-bit).
    • More compact presets format (uses less space and loads faster).
    • Smaller binaries on Mac (dropped PowerPC support).
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed presets-related crashes in Cubase on Mac.
    • Fixed user interface display issues in Wavelab on Mac.
    • Fixed keyboard stealing issue in Digital Performer 7 on Mac.
    • AAX/RTAS on Mac: Fixed audio engine freeze or error issue with Pro Tools on some Mac configurations.

Oscilloscope Multi 2.0 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/DX) costs 39 EUR / $49 USD incl VAT.

The plug-in is available alone or as part of several bundles such as Blue Cat’s Analysis Pack, the company’s flagship audio analysis solution. New customers can purchase this plug-in and its associated bundles with up to 15% off until the end of November. Customers who recently purchased the plug-in will receive the upgrade for free, and others can upgrade to the new version for a small fee.

More information: Blue Cat Audio / Oscilloscope Multi

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The Strange Agency releases HyperSpace 3D synthesizer app

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The Strange Agency has released HyperSpace, a waveform-sculpting 3-D oscilloscope synthesizer app for iOS.

The Stange Agency HyperSpace

HyperSpace uses a unique algorithm to generate endless mesmerizing images from sound. It works similarly to a harmonograph, but uses its 3 voice oscillators instead of pendulums to create images. Each oscillator is mapped to a dimension in 3-D space. Playing a single note creates a wave, like on an ordinary oscilloscope. Playing two notes at once creates a plane as with the harmonograph, and playing a three note chord creates a volume.

There are two oscillators to crossfade between. These can be set to standard shapes as with older synths, but HyperSpace also lets you sculpt the waves with touch! Changing the wave shapes of course alters the sound, but it also alters the generated imagery. The variety of imagery generated with this simple algorithm is truly astonishing.

HyperSpace features

  • Selectable keyboard scales for easier jams.
  • Fat keys option for fat fingers.
  • Three voice polyphony.
  • Two LFO modulators.
  • Lowpass filter effect.
  • Echo effect.
  • Audio Copy.
  • iTunes file sharing.
  • Works on iPad and iPhone 4s/4/3GS.

The app is available to purchase for $0.99 USD.

More information: The Strange Agency / HyperSpace

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Cableguys VolumeShaper 3 effect plugin released

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Cableguys has announced the release of VolumeShaper 3, an effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

VolumeShaper is a plugin for shaping and automating the levels of any audio signal. From signature pumping effects to extreme gating, from tempo-synced stutter to precise sample-shaping, VolumeShaper provides a wealth of creative musical effects with a visual approach to volume. For Mac and Windows, as VST, AU or RTAS plugin.

New in version 3: A precise oscilloscope for helpful visual control, plus an option to trigger the LFO via MIDI notes.

VolumeShaper 3 is is available to purchase for 15 EUR / $20 USD incl. VAT. VolumeShaper customers can upgrade to version 3 at no cost.

More information: Cableguys / VolumeShaper

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