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Sound Magic releases Dynamic Bundle

Sound Magic Dynamic Bundle

Sound Magic has announced Dynamic Bundle, a collection of 5 dynamic processing plug-ins at a discounted price.

Neo Loudness is a comprehensive tool designed to control loudness. Neo Loudness not only includes traditional compressors and limiters, but it also features a new type of Maximizer.

Neo Dynamic is a new concept in dynamic processing technology. Different from ordinary compressors/limiters, Neo Dynamic not only offers more sonic variety than traditional units, it is far easier to use. Neo Dynamic starts with 10 compressors/limiters, modeled after famous brand names such as SSL,API,TubeTech and so on. Each of these has their own famous “flavors” ready to use.

Neo Preamp is reminiscent of a vintage channel strip which not only boosts or cuts the audio signal, but also add “things” to it. People like to remember that this or that particular vintage gear added a certain color to their recordings – and this is exactly what Neo Preamp does.

Neo Transient is a new concept for level independent dynamic processing. Unlike common compressors and limiters, Neo Transient reacts on Transients – those short peaks in the audio signal – rather than the overall signal loudness level. In this way, Neo Transient creates an entirely new way to process your tracks.

Meter Man is a plug-in features different K-System Meters.

The bundle is available for purchase for 199 EUR. Existing users who have already purchased any plug-in in the dynamic bundle can upgrade by paying the difference.

More information: Sound Magic / Dynamic Bundle

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Universal Audio releases Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection + UAD Software v7.7

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Universal Audio has announced the release of the Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection for its UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo audio interfaces.

Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection

The Neve 1073 channel amplifier is easily the most revered preamp and EQ circuit ever designed. Introduced in 1970, this hallowed class-A, transistor mic/line amp with EQ epitomizes the beautiful “Neve sound,” with unparalleled clarity, sheen, and bite.

In 2006, Universal Audio released the legacy Neve 1073 and 1073SE plug-ins, which quickly became a staple for in-the-box mixing and mastering engineers worldwide. Today, UA’s team of engineers have improved upon the original and incorporated — for the first time ever — all 10 clipping points from the preamp and EQ circuitry, as well as Unison™ technology integration with the award-winning Apollo and Apollo Twin audio interfaces. The result is the all-new Neve 1073 plug-in — a true end-to-end circuit emulation of the original Neve 1073 channel amplifier that delivers its trademark grit and harmonically rich class-A saturation.

In addition, the all-new Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ plug-in features presets from famous Neve 1073 users, including Joe Chiccarelli (The Strokes, U2), Ed Cherney (Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones), Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Norah Jones), Joel Hamilton (Pretty Lights, Sparklehorse), Dave Isaac (Prince, Marcus Miller), Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Avett Brothers), and more.

“The new Neve 1073 plug-in is one of our most ambitious projects to date,” says Universal Audio CEO Bill Putnam Jr. “We are proud to bring such an exacting emulation of this legendary piece of hardware to the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform.”

The collection is available for purchase for $299 USD ($149 USD for owners of the legacy Neve 1073/1073SE Classic Console EQ Plug-Ins). It includes the legacy Neve 1073 and 1073SE “DSP light” plug-ins and is part of the new UAD Software v7.7.

Changes in UAD Software v7.7

  • Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection – Featuring UA’s groundbreaking Unison™ technology, the all-new Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Plug-In Collection for Apollo and UAD-2 provides all the features, unique circuit behaviors, and sonics of Neve’s original hardware design. The Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection is available from the UA Online Store for $299 ($149 for owners of the legacy Neve 1073 / 1073SE Classic Console EQ Plug-Ins).
  • AAX 64 Windows 7 Support for Pro Tools 11 – Now Windows 7 Pro Tools users can benefit from AAX 64 features such as offline bounce, AudioSuite processing for file-based workflows, and multi-mono plug-in support. UA will continue to support RTAS Windows versions of UAD plug-ins for Pro Tools 10 users.
  • Mac Thunderbolt PCIe Audio Driver Support – New ultra-fast PCIe audio drivers are here for Apollo and Apollo 16, providing high-bandwidth, low-latency performance on all Thunderbolt-equipped Macs. This update works with existing Thunderbolt Option cards via a free firmware update.
  • Expanded Compatibility for Apollo Twin and UAD Devices – With the included free firmware update, Apollo Twin users can add even more UAD plug-in processing power by chaining a UAD-2 Satellite (via Thunderbolt-to-FireWire adapter) or UAD-2 PCIe card (via a supported Thunderbolt Chassis) to their system.
  • Console Input Labeling (“Scribble Strips”) – This update enables Apollo Console users to rename all channels in the Console application. The names are stored globally and won’t be erased when opening and closing new sessions.

The new UAD Software v7.7 is now available to download.

More information: Universal Audio

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Meet the Maker Session with EveAnna Manley at VKLA

Vintage King LA will welcome Manley Labs President and co-founder EveAnna Manley, who will host the official launch of the CORE, a new and innovative channel strip that combines the best of Manley’s acclaimed technologies in a powerful, easy-to-use design.

Manley Core / Vintage King LA

Starting with the same highly acclaimed Class A Preamp circuitry found in the Manley VOXBOX®, Dual Mono, and Mono Microphone Preamplifiers, the CORE integrates Manley’s unique ELOP®-based compression, limiting, and equalization circuitries into a powerful integrated package that delivers Manley’s inimitable sonic signature, at a surprisingly affordable price. The CORE is designed for today’s musicians, with an intuitive yet feature-rich front panel that allows you to concentrate on your performance without being submerged in a sea of knobs and switches.

EveAnna Manley

EveAnna Manley remarked, “Manley Labs and Vintage King both have roots deep in the pro audio community, and I can’t think of a better place to hold the official launch of the CORE than here at Vintage King LA.”

“Vintage King has always been proud to work with the industry’s finest, most innovative companies, and Manley Labs is no exception,” added Vintage King’s Tom Menrath. “The CORE is the latest chapter in the legacy of one of pro audio’s finest, and we’re happy to welcome EveAnna and company on this auspicious occasion.”

The official launch will take place on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 7:00 PM at Vintage King’s Los Angeles offices, 1176 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90012. In attendance will be many of professional audio’s elite engineers, producers, and studio owners.

More information: Vintage King

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Universal Audio announces new Analog Classics plug-in bundles

Universal Audio has announced new Analog Classics plug-in bundles for its award-winning Apollo interfaces and UAD-2 DSP Accelerator cards.

Realtime Analog Classics Plus

Building upon the original Analog Classics bundle — which is still offered on select UAD-2 titles— the reconfigured Analog Classics line adds new industry-leading analog emulation plug-ins such as the 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ Plug-In to new Apollo audio interfaces and UAD-2 PCIe and Satellite DSP Accelerator Cards.

2014 Analog Classics Bundle Lineup for UAD-2 and Apollo

  • Analog Classics Bundle (Free with new UAD-2 PCIe SOLO/DUO and Satellite DUOs) – Featuring legacy versions of UA’s flagship 1176 and Teletronix LA-2A compressors and the Pultec EQP-1A and Pultec Pro equalizers, the Analog Classics bundle also features the popular RealVerb Pro and CS-1 channel strip.
  • Analog Classics Plus Bundle (Free with new UAD-2 PCIe QUAD/OCTO and Satellite QUADs) – This new bundle includes all of the plug-ins in the Analog Classics bundle, plus the new 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, legacy Fairchild 670 Compressor, and UA Precision Enhancer Hz plug-ins.
  • Realtime Analog Classics Bundle (Free with new Apollo Twin SOLO/DUOs) – The new Realtime Analog Classics bundle features all of the plug-ins in the Analog Classics bundle plus UA’s new 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ plug-in and vintage guitar and bass amp emulations from Softube — both of which work seamlessly with Apollo’s onboard Realtime UAD processing.
  • Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle (Free with new Apollo DUO/QUAD and Apollo 16s) – This new bundle includes all of the plug-ins in the Realtime Analog Classics bundle, plus the legacy Fairchild 670 Compressor and UA Precision Enhancer Hz plug-ins.

More information: Universal Audio

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RME intros Fireface 802 audio interface

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RME has introduced the Fireface 802, a new USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 audio interface at the Musikmesse 2014.

RME Fireface 802

60 channels of audio, high-end microphone preamps, reference class converters, a complete effects section and operation at up to 192 kHz are the base for many more features:

Ultra-low latency operation with USB or FireWire, combined with the legendary RME driver stability and maintenance. Active jitter suppression, individually switchable reference levels for all inputs and outputs, full stand-alone functionality, RME’s unique DIGICheck metering and analysis toolbox, and identical operation on Windows PC and Mac.

New in Fireface 802

  • New look with improved usability.
  • Dedicated Control Room section for the main output (e. g. studio monitors) and other monitoring outputs (e. g. phones). All existing stereo output channels can be freely assigned as source for the control room section channels.
  • Four definable groups for Solo, Mute and Faders.
  • Switchable Mono and Stereo channel view.
  • Channel Options: Stereo Width, MS Processing, Phase L/R.
  • Trim mode: Adjusts the volume for all routed signals of a channel simultaneously, equalling a hardware’s trim functionality as well as a Post-FX Send function.
  • Unlimited Undo and Redo.
  • FX Sends and Returns: One send bus for every input/playback channel with Reverb/Echo.
  • Expandable channel view for channel settings, EQ and Dynamics.
  • Slim channel mode for selected or all channels, to save space or give a meter bridge view.
  • 2 Row Mode: reduces the height of the mixer to two rows for smaller displays.
  • Reworked Matrix with mono/stereo mode, Undo/Redo, display of phase and mute.

More information: RME / Fireface 802

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LVC-Audio updates PreAMPed and ClipShifter 2 plugins

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LVC-Audio has released version 1.0.2 of PreAMPed and version 2.2.3 of ClipShifter, two effect plug-ins for Windows and Mac.

LVC-Audio PreAMPed
PreAMPed recreates many of the qualities of analog preamplifiers.

This includes subtle EQ response curves, low- and high- frequency saturation, differences between left and right signals, crosstalk, noise, transformer/coil impulse response, and saturation and EQ changes due to gain changes.

Changes in PreAMPed v1.0.2

  • Fixed frequency response issue (preamp models) with stopping and restarting playback while oversampling is engaged.
  • Increased maximum value of saturation knob control.
  • Increase the range of the output gain control and input trim control.
  • Fixed potential memory issues when closing the plugin.
  • Improved saturation algorithms for Limit, Black, Modern, BlueB, Old, and TapeD models.
LVC-Audio ClipShifter 2
ClipShifter is a wave-shaping audio plugin that functions like a clipping-style limiter.

It provides enough user controls to be useful in all mixing stages: from distorting basses and drums, to maximizing mix buses and warming-up overall mixes. The sonic characteristics of the clipping distortion can be altered from hard, brickwall-style clipping, to softer saturation with compression.

Changes in ClipShifter v2.2.3

  • Fixed incorrect stereo width settings in presets (i.e., stereo width set to mono).
  • New peak clipping meters.
  • Fixed color initialization issue with VST3 format.
  • Fixed potential memory issue when closing the plugin.

PreAMPed and ClipShifter are available to purchase for Windows and Mac (VST/AU), priced at $47.70 USD and $19.61 USD, respectively.

More information: LVC-Audio

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Universal Audio releases UAD Powered Plug-Ins Software v7.5 (incl. Dangerous BAX EQ and UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ)

Universal Audio has released UAD Powered Plug-Ins Software v7.5, unveiling UA’s new Unison™ technology to Apollo QUAD and Apollo DUO interfaces and adding several key features for Mac users.

Universal Audio UAD Software v7.5

Unison Mic Preamp Technology for Apollo QUAD and DUO Audio Interfaces

Introduced with Apollo Twin, Unison technology is an exclusive analog/digital integration system that allows for realtime bi-directional control and interplay between Apollo’s physical mic preamps and new UAD preamp plug-ins — including the now-updated API Vision Channel Strip Plug-In and new Universal Audio 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection. With UAD Software v7.5, Apollo DUO and QUAD users can immediately take advantage of Unison with a free 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ plug-in provided on install.

Full AAX 64 Support for Macs and OS X 10.9 Mavericks Compatibility

UA is pleased to announce full compatibility with Apple’s latest operating system, as well as full AAX 64 support for Mac users, with AAX 64 support coming for Windows 7 users this spring.

These new enhancements are part of new UAD Software v7.5, which also includes the new UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection and the Brainworx-developed Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection.

610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection

610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection

More than three years in the making, the UA 610 Collection represents the first comprehensive modeling of the legendary 610-A tube preamp and its modern variant, the 610-B — including their tube and transformer components and all of the unique distortion characteristics of the originals.

The 610-A is modeled on a channel from the storied Wally Heider “Green Board,” used to record Neil Young, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix, and offers simple 10 kHz high-shelf and 100 Hz low-shelf EQ. The modern 610-B offers selectable input impedance, adjustable high- and low-shelf EQ, and expanded gain range.

Dangerous BAX EQ Collection

Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection

The Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection is a powerful tool for shaping and enhancing the tonality and character of your music.

Designed as a “finishing EQ,” the BAX EQ Collection is the first and only authentic plug-in emulation of this studio staple, available exclusively for UAD-2 and Apollo hardware.

The 610 Tube Preamp & EQ collection is available to purchase for $299 USD; The Dangerous BAX EQ collection costs $249 USD.

More information: Universal Audio

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LVC-Audio updates PreAMPed virtual analog preamp plugin to v1.0.1

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LVC-Audio PreAMPed

LVC-Audio has released version 1.0.1 of PreAMPed, an effect plug-in that is designed to simulate many of the analog qualities of hardware preamplifiers.

This includes subtle EQ response curves, low- and high- frequency saturation, differences between left and right signals, crosstalk, noise, transformer/coil impulse response, and saturation and EQ changes due to gain changes.

PreAMPed utilizes over forty separate parameters to determine each of the preamp modules within PreAMPed. As a tool, PreAMPed can be used on multiple tracks to provide subtle enhancement to individual track elements, or on overall mixes.

Changes in PreAMPed v1.0.1

  • New bypass buttons for preamp, saturation, EQs, and stereo controls.
  • New routing button to switch processing order of EQ, Saturation, and Preamp.
  • New Saturation Type selector with two distinct saturation algorithms.
  • New 2x, 4x, and 8x oversampling with linear-phase filtering and latency compensation for mix control.
  • New A->B comparison ability to each knob (double-click will return the knob to the previous value, and right-clicking a knob will set a new previous value).
  • New finer knob control using the alt and shift keys in combination with the mouse.
  • Improved distortion modelling on several preamp models.
  • Fixed frequency shifts of preamp models when changing models with oversampling engaged.
  • Made demo bypass less annoying (shorter duration of bypassed sound, and longer intervals between bypassed sound).
  • Fixed latency reset issues when using the bypass control.
  • Fixed preset loading to ensure that controls were initialized to correct values.
  • Improved registration process (registration files saved in common location).
  • Improved waveform display.
  • Fixed VST3 initialization errors.
  • Fixed Clip LED from remaining stuck on when knob was adjusted.
  • Fixed overlapping text (increased GUI size).
  • Improved preamp buttons.
  • Improved knob position indicators on small knobs.

PreAMPed is available to purchase for $47.70 USD. Previous LVC-Audio customers can receive a 10% discounted price for PreAMPed.

More information: LVC-Audio / PreAMPed

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