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IOSONO announces collaboration with Steinberg—Anymix Pro integrated into Nuendo 6

IOSONO Anymix in Nuendo 6

IOSONO has announced the collaboration with leading pro-audio manufacturer, Steinberg Media Technologies, a subsidiary of the Yamaha Corporation.

IOSONO’s industry-acclaimed plug-in Anymix Pro is an integral part of Nuendo 6, Steinberg’s newly announced version of its renowned post and audio production system. Nuendo 6 with Anymix Pro onboard will be released in the first quarter of 2013.

“We really enjoyed working with a professional team of specialists, who have exceeded our expectations,” remarks product marketing manager for Steinberg Timo Wildenhain on the joint collaboration. “Anymix Pro is an awesome plug-in for panning and upmixing – a perfect choice for Nuendo 6, the world’s most advanced surround mixing DAW,” he continues.

Anymix Pro instantly adjusts loudness and EQ settings automatically once the signal is moved within the listening space. Also on board Anymix Pro are high-quality upmix features, making it easy to upmix stereo channels to 8.1 surround or backwards by keeping the naturalness of the original sound. In addition, Anymix Pro can be highly configured according to individual needs. Anymix Pro directly integrates into the new mix console of Nuendo 6.

“We’re really excited that Steinberg has recognized the potential of the IOSONO technology, and we’re proud to be a part of the most powerful surround-production environment available today,” comments Olaf
Stepputat, CEO at IOSONO.

Anymix Essential and Anymix Pro will continue to be available as stand-alone products to be used with all digital audio workstations supporting VST / RTAS. The plug-in will be further developed by IOSONO, as Robert Steffens, the company’s director of software development, states: “The feedback we received from audio professionals regarding Anymix was extremely positive. We’ll continue to create high-quality
surround mixing solutions for our customers, and we’re already working on Anymix Pro 2, supporting Avid’s new AAX format.”

More information: IOSONO

Wavesfactory releases TrackSpacer plugin

Wavesfactory TrackSpacer

Wavesfactory has released its TrackSpacer effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

TrackSpacer is an audio plug-in (available in VST, AU, and RTAS formats / Mac and Windows) that creates space in the mix for an instrument, voice, or other audio by performing automatic, multiband equalization on a channel.

In real-time it analyzes the audio frequency content in a track/bus via sidechain, and applies an intelligent 32-band EQ to subtract those frequencies from the channel/bus where TrackSpacer is inserted. In other words, it gives room or space to a certain track by reducing its frequencies on another track in real time.

TrackSpacer features

  • Ratio to control the amount of EQ applied from 0% to 100%
  • Hi-pass and low-pass filters.
  • Freeze function for EQ settings.
  • Screen display shows the original frequencies of the sidechain (white curve) and the EQ curve applied by TrackSpacer (green curve) in real time.

TrackSpacer is available to purchase for the introductory price of 59 EUR until December 1st, 2012.

More information: Wavesfactory / TrackSpacer

MeldaProduction releases MStereoSpread effect plugin + updates available

MeldaProduction has announced that it has updated its effect plugins line to version 7.05, including the release of MStereoSpread. The MDrummer virtual drum instrument was updated to version 4.05.

The update provides some more fixes and optimizations, extends documentations, which can also be generated from inside the plugins, improves modulator editors and much more.

MStereoGenerator uses psychoacoustics to bring your tracks closer to the listener and make them as wide and tight as physically possible, yet sound natural and beautiful. MStereoSpread provides a unique unbelievably tight-sounding stereo expansion algorithm, which is perfect for just about any audio material and is fully mono compatible.

MeldaProduction MStereoSpread
MStereoSpread can generate an artificial stereo image from mono tracks or expand existing stereo image.

MStereoSpread features

  • Unique widening algorithm.
  • 2D stereo field analyzer.
  • 4 global modulators.
  • M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing.
  • Smart randomization.
  • Automatic gain compensation (AGC).
  • Adjustable up-sampling 1x-16x.
  • Extremely advanced and easy-to-use user interface.
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn.
  • Very fast, optimized for SSE and SSE2 processors.
  • Global preset management and online preset exchange.
  • Fully automatable.
  • Supports VST, VST3 and AU interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit.

MStereoSpread is available to purchase for the introductory price of 29 EUR. The plugin is free for MTotalBundle and MMixingBundle users.

More information: MeldaProduction / MStereoSpread

Universal Audio Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery & Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor plugins announced

Universal Audio UAD-2

Universal Audio has announced the upcoming Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery and Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor plugins for its UAD-2 platform.

Created by Universal Audio in collaboration with famed mastering engineer Bob Katz, the K-Stereo Ambience Recovery plug-in extracts ambient cues from source recordings — allowing users to precisely enhance the stereo depth and imaging of mixes without unnatural artifacts.

Universal Audio K-Stereo Ambience Recovery Plug-In
The Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery Plug-In for UAD-2.

“The K-Stereo plug-in gives mastering engineers an easy, organic-sounding solution for excessively small mixes or mixes that need more space and depth — from classical to jazz, rock, or hip-hop,” said Bob Katz. “Because we’re effectively ‘pulling out’ the ambience that’s already in the recording, the results sound much more natural. I’m happy to be working with UA to bring K-Stereo to the UAD platform.”

Designed for critical 2-track mastering or post-production applications, the K-Stereo plug-in offers a “do-no-harm” approach to adding depth and width to busy or narrow-sounding mixes. Using elements of the Haas effect and other psychoacoustic principles, the plug-in transparently enhances existing ambience and early reflections without adding artificial reverb or changing the ratio of center elements to side elements.

Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery Plug-In features:

  • Unique ambience recovery and stereo processing tool, created and patented by famed mastering engineer Bob Katz.
  • Extracts ambient cues from the source material, naturally adding depth and width to the stereo field.
  • Perfect for fixing busy or “narrow” mixes at the mastering stage.
  • 3-band Ambience Filter EQ for further shaping the effect.
  • Mid/Side gain controls available to adjust the center-to-side balance.
  • Left/Right Gain controls for final stereo image balancing and leveling.
  • Custom user presets created by Bob Katz.

Created by UAD Direct Development partner Brainworx and Shadow Hills Industries founder Peter Reardon, this true-to-life plug-in emulation of the hallmark Mastering Compressor expertly tempers dynamics and tames transients like no other device on the market.

“The Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor hardware is capable of delivering so much character and color, from subtle to very dramatic. It was important to me that any plug-in emulation provided the same sonic experience,” said Shadow Hills’ Peter Reardon. “Thankfully, the team at Brainworx and Universal Audio have faithfully brought this hardware product to life in the digital world.”

Universal Audio Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Plug-In
The Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Plug-In for UAD-2.

As the go-to compressor on recordings by Muse, Gnarls Barkley, Coldplay, John Mayer, Regina Spektor, and more, the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor features a world-class signal path, controlling music dynamics in two stages — first with an Optical section, then with a Discrete (VCA) section. Both sections can be bypassed, providing a variety of compression sounds (Optical, Discrete, and combined) from a velvet touch to an iron fist.

Like the hardware version, the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor plug-in offers selection of three distinct output transformers (Nickel, Iron, and Steel) — taking the signal from “clean” to “colored” and “dirty” — as if selecting from the output stages of three distinct classic analog consoles.

Whether employed on a vocal chain, drum buss, or on the master fader, the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor’s unique control and character will inspire creativity.

Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Plug-In features

  • Meticulous emulation of the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor, licensed and endorsed by Peter Reardon.
  • Created by Brainworx, developed exclusively for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform.
  • Separate Optical and Discrete (VCA) dynamics sections for two-stage serial dynamics control.
  • Transformer matrix switches between Nickel, Iron, and Steel output transformers — like selecting between 3 distinct vintage console outputs.
  • 90Hz sidechain filtering for musical compression of low-frequency program material.
  • Large, accurate VU meters provide Optical, Discrete, or Output gain views.
  • Custom presets created by Shadow Hills founder and designer Peter Reardon.

Both plug-in are available as part of the upcoming UAD Software v6.3.2 release, scheduled for early November. The Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery Plug-In will be $199 USD, the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor will be $299 USD.

More information: Universal Audio / UAD-2 Plug-Ins

Jeroen Breebaart free Plugins Bundle—12 effect plugins for Windows

Jeroen Breebaart Plugins Bundle

Jeroen Breebaart’s collection of previously released freeware and commercial effect plugins for Windows is now available to download as a bundle.

This bundle of old(!) VST plugins is provided free of charge and comes with no warranty or support. Feel free to use these plugins, but use them at your own risk. The plugins are based on the VST 2.3 specification, and provided for Windows x86 platforms only. For improvements and completely re-designed versions of these plugins, including native support for x64 platforms, Mac OSX VST and Audio Units, please move over to ToneBoosters.

JB Bundle features

  • Auditor Pro professional metering plugin.
  • Barricade Pro multi-factor limiter.
  • FSynth Pro audio resynthesizer.
  • Isone Pro binaural simulator.
  • Red Phatt Pro dynamics processor.
  • Smash Pro spectral processor.
  • Barricade brick wall limiter.
  • Ferox tape simulator.
  • Broadcast processor.
  • SEND spectrum enhancer.
  • Omniverb reverberator.
  • Omnisone spatial processor.

More information: Jeroen Breebaart

Mildon Studios Bluemix & Redmix effect plugins released + Intro bundle offer

Mildon Studios has announced the release of its Bluemix and Redmix effect plug-ins for Windows.

Bluemix combines smart EQ, auto compression, and hi-frequency excitation into one easy-to-use plugin.

Redmix puts your tracks on a virtual stage, allowing you to pan from left to right and front to back. It makes effective use of Haas principles combined with spectral shaping and room reverb to create space in the mix.

Mildon Studios Bluemix and Redmix
Get your tracks to sit with Bluemix and then move them around with Redmix.

Bluemix / Redmix features

  • Bluemix
    • Smart EQ: Trim, Tighten, Tame.
    • Auto Compressor: Push.
    • Gain Reduction Meter.
    • Exciters: Enhance, Define.
  • Remix
    • 2-Dimensional Panning (L-R + F-B).
    • Automatic Haas Effect.
    • Room Control.

The plug-ins for Windows (VST) are available to purchase for $19 USD each, or bundled for $28.50 USD.

More information: Mildon Studios

Waves releases PS22 Mono to Stereo Enhancer Native Effect Plug-in

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Waves has announced that its PS22 Stereo Maker effect plug-in is now available in Native formats.

Waves PS22

PS22 StereoMaker is a set of tools for creating convincing stereo results from mono source material as well as a set of true stereo-in/stereo-out processing tools for synthesizing a richer stereo effect from existing stereo material.

It is far more than merely another “pseudostereo” effect. It is a mixdown and remastering tool capable of producing subtle or dramatic stereo effects of a kind and quality previously impossible – something that will become an essential tool in everyday stereo production of all kinds.

The idea of synthesizing a fake stereo effect from mono sources is a very old one, but the results have usually been disappointing and very often virtually unlistenable, giving unpleasant and unconvincing results. StereoMaker’s tools are unique, and have been designed after decades of research to avoid the problems of previous processes.

PS22 features

  • 3 components: PS22-Spread, PS22-Split, and PS22-XSplit.
  • Psycho-acoustic spatial enhancement and phase-compensation.
  • Retains mono compatibility.
  • Preserves original frequency response.
  • Left/right or MS meter monitoring.
  • Up to 24bit 192kHz resolution.
  • Mono-to-Stereo and Stereo components.
  • PC and Mac compatible.

PS22 Native is available to purchase for $99 USD. The plug-in is free to users of selected Waves bundles.

More information: Waves / PS22

2CAudio launches B2 dual-engine spatial processor plug-in

2CAudio has released B2, a spatial processor effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

B2 is a modular dual-engine, non-linear spatial processor featuring built-in harmonic distortion and flexible dynamics.

It is our most advanced plug-in to date and is capable of both mind-bending creative effects that defy classification as well as stunningly lush reverbs. Its modular design enables an almost infinite variety of sonic possibilities.

2CAudio B2
B2′s dual engine design augments its modularity by allowing both engines to have completely independent settings and be configured in a vast number of possible structures.

B2 features

  • Two identical and independent engines.
  • Pervasive non-linearity and controlled randomness providing unique character and excitement.
  • Non-linear distortion ranging from subtle saturation to extreme bit-crushing.
  • Parallel as well as serial and hybrid configurations via Cascade.
  • Modular design that gives limitless configurations and minimizes CPU usage.
  • Extreme range in density ranging from a single delay to full white noise as well as complex & clustered IRs.
  • Two dynamics modules providing Gating, Ducking, Auto Gain, and more.
  • Well-designed and ergonomic GUI which organizes deep complexity into a simple and enjoyable workflow.
  • Huge number of novel and unique Damping and EQ filter types.
  • Complex and Extreme Stereo Modes.
  • Advanced Conservation of Energy scheme that maintains RMS levels when editing presets.
  • Comprehensive Factory Presets and Preset Browser.
  • Engine Templates to facilitate preset design.
  • Ability to load Breeze presets as Engine Presets.
  • Dynamics sub-preset system that is distinct from engine presets to allow mix-and-match preset creation.
  • 2x & 4x Oversampling.
  • Double Precision 64bit DSP.
  • Band-limited Interpolation.
  • Proprietary Spectral Modulation.
  • Variable Quality Modes.
  • Extreme Off-line Render Modes.
  • 64bit Host/OS Support on Windows (forthcoming on OSX).
  • Optional global saturation and soft-limiting for added character and color.

The B2 plug-in (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for the introductory price of $199.95 USD until September 1st, 2012 (regular $249 USD).

More information: 2CAudio / B2 Spacial Processor