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LVC-Audio releases PreAMPed v1.0.1 beta + Free Giveaway Contest

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LVC-Audio PreAMPed beta

LVC-Audio has released public beta version 1.0.1 of its PreAMPed audio plugin that recreates many of the qualities of analog preamplifiers.

The purpose of the release is to ensure that as many bugs are fixed before releasing the final version of 1.0.1.

The beta release contains many new features, as well as numerous bug fixes and enhancements.

Changes in PreAMPed v1.0.1 beta

  • Added bypass buttons for preamp, saturation, EQs, and stereo controls.
  • Added 2x, 4x, and 6x oversampling with linear-phase filtering and latency compensation for mix control.
  • Added 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).
  • Made demo bypass less annoying (shorter duration of bypassed sound, and longer intervals between bypassed sound).
  • Improved waveform display.
  • Fixed VST3 format error.
  • 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 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $47.70 USD. The demo version of the public beta is also available to download.

LVC-Audio is offering a chance to win a free license of PreAMPed to those who are willing to test the beta release.

If you find a bug or have a suggestion, please submit a quick message using the following beta contact form. If you don’t find a bug, just have a suggestion, or want to enter to win a free plugin, you can use the same beta contact form.

LVC-Audio will select several names from the list to receive free licenses of PreAMPed. Although any bug submission or suggestion is welcome, multiple entries will not increase the odds of winning a free license (i.e., one entry per person). Licenses will be awarded shortly after January 1.

More information: LVC-Audio / PreAMPed beta

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Sound Performance Lab intros Phonitor 2 headphone preamp

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Sound Performance Lab has announced Phonitor 2, bringing preamplifier/monitor controller functionality and remote controllable volume to the headphone preamp.

SPL Phonitor 2

We are uber-happy to introduce the successor of our legendary Phonitor headphone preamp. We have kept all proven features while incorporating some major improvements — as such, the new Phonitor can be used as the ultimate monitor controller and preamp for three different sources.

Likewise, we revised the 120-Volt technology in order for it to perform better, which resulted in our measurement gear being outclassed. Even our creative team got even more creative and came up with a fascinating name: “Phonitor 2.” There’s only one thing that remained unchanged: the price.

Phonitor 2 features

  • 120 Volt headphone amp and preamp/monitor controller.
  • For dynamic and balanced headphones.
  • For all headphones with an impedance of >10 Ohms (>40 Ohms for balanced headphones).
  • Volume adjustment with any remote control.
  • Frequency response: 4Hz – 480kHz (-3dB).
  • THD+N: HP 0.00091 %, Line output 0.00085%.
  • Dynamic range: HP 133.62dB/Line 134.37dB.

The Phonitor 2 costs MSRP 1,649 EUR.

More information: SPL / Phonitor 2

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LVC-Audio releases PreAMPed effect plugin

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LVC-Audio PreAMPed

LVC-Audio has announced the release of PreAMPed, a virtual preamp modeling plug-in for Windows and Mac.

PreAMPed is an audio plugin that recreates many of the qualities of analog preamplifiers.

PreAMPed has 13 distinct preamp models with separate EQ curves, saturation sounds, transient responses, crosstalk, and a many other specifications. Overall, PreAMPed utilizes over forty separate parameters to determine each of the 13 different preamp modules within PreAMPed.

As a tool, PreAMPed can be used on multiple tracks to provide subtle enhancement and saturation to individual track elements, or on overall mixes. PreAMPed includes many controls that are common on mixing consoles and separate hardware preamps, as well as some unique controls.

PreAMPed features

  • Common hardware preamp controls, including gain, phase, and left/right channel swapping.
  • Four-band EQ, including high and low shelf filters, and two parametric mid band EQs.
  • Drive control that simulates increasing or decreasing the internal gain of a hardware preamp, while maintaining a consistent output level.
  • Stereo controls, including balance, stereo width, and mid/side processing option.
  • Adjustable output clipper.
  • Additional saturation with controllable high pass filter.
  • Selectable oversampling.
  • User-friendly graphical input and output metering with VU-style, PPM-style, and loudness meters.

PreAMPed for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $47.70 USD. Previous LVC-Audio customers receive a 10% discount.

More information: LVC-Audio / PreAMPed

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Steinberg announces UR44 audio interface

Steinberg has announced that its new UR44 audio interface will be available in January 2014, further extending the UR range of USB 2.0 interfaces.

Steinberg UR44
Steinberg UR44 six-in, four-out USB audio interface, featuring comprehensive connectivity, studio-grade sound quality and great software bundle.

With up to 192 kHz and 24-bit audio quality, MIDI input/output, Class-A D-PRE microphone preamps and its class-compliant mode for iPad use, the UR44 is a portable production studio with ample connectivity choices.

“The UR44 caters to all your needs: the build quality is outstanding, the sound quality superb, use it with the massive software bundle or hook it up to your iPad. All this in a portable size that allows you to easily carry it around with you,” said Stefan Schreiber, product marketing manager at Steinberg. “You cannot possibly expect more from an interface!” Schreiber exclaims further.

The UR44 is a USB 2.0 audio and MIDI interface with six inputs and four outputs. It offers latency-free monitoring with the DSP-powered REV-X reverb and the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip in Cubase, or any other DAW software via the included dspMixFx application. Four Neutrik combo inputs boast D-PRE microphone preamps and phantom power, Hi-Z attenuation on inputs 1 and 2 and line attenuation on inputs 3 and 4, and two headphone jacks plus two additional balanced line inputs on the rear panel. Also available on the back panel are four balanced line outputs alongside two main outputs, MIDI I/O and a switch to class-compliant mode.

With the included software bundle, the UR44 transforms into a full system solution for recording music in studio quality. Cubase AI 7 is based on the same core technologies as Steinberg’s highly acclaimed Cubase advanced music production system, providing tools for composing, recording, editing and mixing. The Basic FX Suite consists of a range of VST effects and sound-processing tools: the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip, the REV-X reverb and Guitar Amp Classics with guitar amp simulations developed by Yamaha.

UR44 features

  • 24-bit/192 kHz USB 2.0 audio interface.
  • 4 Class-A D-PRE mic preamps supporting +48 V phantom power.
  • 4 analog XLR/TRS combo inputs (mic/Hi-Z on input 1/2 and mic/line on input 3/4), 2 TRS line inputs.
  • 4 line outputs (TRS balanced), plus 2 main outputs L/R (TRS balanced).
  • MIDI input and output.
  • 2 separate headphone buses with individual outputs.
  • Latency-free DSP powered monitoring with REV-X reverb and Sweet Spot Channel Strips with any DAW by using the latest dspMixFx technology, including Basic FX Suite VST plug-ins.
  • Rugged full-metal housing.
  • Includes Cubase AI DAW software download version.
  • Cross-platform compatibility for Windows, Mac OS X and iOS.
  • iPad connectivity thanks to CC mode (with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit).

The UR44 interface will be available in January 2014, for a suggested retail price of 349 EUR including German VAT.

More information: Steinberg / UR44

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Universal Audio releases API Vision Channel Strip Plug-In

Universal Audio API Vision Channel Strip

Universal Audio has announced the release of API Vision Channel Strip, an effect plug-in for the UAD platform and Apollo.

For over 40 years, API mixing consoles have become synonymous for audio excellence and multi-platinum recordings. From the Foo Fighters to Fleetwood Mac’s classic Rumours, API mixing desks are legendary for their colorful punch and warm analog detail. Now Universal Audio is pleased to release the API Vision Channel Strip Plug-In for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo audio interfaces.

Featuring five API modules — the 212L Microphone Preamplifier, 215L High/Low Cut Filters, 235L Gate/Expander, 225L Compressor/Limiter, and 550L 4-Band Equalizer — the API Vision Channel Strip plug-in allows owners of Apollo audio interfaces and UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware to impart their tracks with the same focus, punch, and harmonic detail as its high-end hardware counterpart.

API Vision Channel Strip features

  • Faithful channel strip emulation from API’s flagship Vision analog console.
  • Comprised of five distinct modules: 212L Mic Preamp, 215L High/Low Cut Filters, 235L Gate/Expander, 225L Compressor/Limiter, and 550L 4-Band Equalizer.
  • Models custom 2520 API op-amp and transformers with circuit nonlinearities.
  • Allows recording in real time via Apollo interfaces (sub-2ms latency) and/or mixing workflows via UAD-2 hardware.
  • More than 70 artist presets from Joe Chiccarelli, Neil Dorfsman, David Isaac, Nathaniel Kunkel and John Paterno.
  • Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card, available from authorized dealers worldwide.

API Vision Channel Strip is available for purchase for $299 USD.

More information: Universal Audio / API Vision Channel Strip

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Vladimir Titov releases Mercuriall Harlequin free preamp plug-in

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Mercuriall Harlequin Preamp

Vladimir Titov has released Mercuriall Harlequin Preamp, a free guitar pre-amp effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Cornford Mercuriall Harlequin Preamp based on The Harlequin MK1 that started the Cornford story.

Launched in 1999 as the ultimate in recording studio tone, Harlequin MK1 is still going strong a decade on.

The Mercuriall Harlequin pre-amp for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available as a free download. Donations are welcome.

Mercuriall JCM800 and Mercuriall JCM800 Hot plug-ins are also available.

More information: Mercuriall Speaker and Amp Simulation

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IK Multimedia announces iRig PRO

IK Multimedia iRig PRO

IK Multimedia has introduced iRig PRO, an audio/MIDI interface for iOS.

iRig PRO is a high-quality, battery powered universal audio/MIDI interface that lets you connect a microphone, guitar, bass or line-level source — or a MIDI controller — to your iOS device or Mac.

Small enough to fit in your pocket, iRig PRO comes with Lightning, 30-pin and USB cables, allowing connectivity with any iOS device or Mac. You also get a selection of IK music apps and software so you can rock right out of the box.

iRig Pro features

  • Balanced input for a mic-, line-level, or Hi-Z source, via XLR/1/4″ combo jack connector.
  • Preamp gain control.
  • High-quality mic and instrument preamp, low noise, high definition.
  • High-quality A/D conversion.
  • MIDI IN, compatible with iRig MIDI cables.
  • +48V phantom power provided by included 9V battery.
  • Sturdy, durable construction.
  • Powered by mobile device or USB when plugged into Mac.
  • 30-pin, Lightning, USB, and MIDI cables included.
  • Comes with complete suite of music-making software and apps:.
    • For Mac: AmpliTube Metal, T-RackS CS Classic mastering suite, SampleTank XT sound workstation.
    • For iOS: AmpliTube FREE for iOS (including Metal W amp, Metal 150 amp, Wharmonator stomp, X-Flanger stomp after registration); SampleTank FREE, a sonic workstation with 48 additional exclusive sounds (after registration); iGrand Piano FREE (includes Grand Piano 1 with Upright Piano 1 and Rock Grand 1 available after registering the app and hardware, respectively). And with the FREE iGrand Piano app, registering your iRig PRO instantly removes the 4-octave range limitation giving you access to all 88-notes of the instrument as in the full version.

iRig PRO will ship in September, priced at $149.99 USD / 119.99 EUR (exc. taxes).

More information: IK Multimedia / iRig PRO

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