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McDSP releases 6020 Ultimate EQ, SPC2000 & AE400 Active EQ + Everything Pack

McDSP has announced the release of three new plug-ins: the 6020 Ultimate EQ, the SPC Serial/Parallel Compressor and the AE400 Active EQ for the Pro Tools AAX Native and AAX DSP formats.

6020 Ultimate EQ – Equalization for Any Situation

McDSP 6020 Ultimate EQ
The 6020 Ultimate EQ is a collection of ten equalizer models inspired from classic, rare, and modern equalizers over the last four decades.

Using the popular module format and leveraging McDSP’s 15+ years of audio plug-in development, the 6020 modules offer a range of EQ configurations designed to compliment the compressor modules found in the 6030 Ultimate Compressor. Whatever your style, the 6020 has a custom made equalizer just right for any application.

SPC2000 – Powerful Multi-Stage Compression

McDSP SPC202
Each compression in the SPC2000 uses the award winning McDSP CompressorBank algorithms and controls giving the user complete control of dynamic compression.

The SPC2000 Serial / Parallel Compressor takes the power and flexibility of the now classic CompressorBank plug-in by McDSP, and offers two, three, and four band configurations with serial and parallel routing combinations unlike any dynamic processor. Couple this routing capability with the ability to emulate any other compressor, and its clear the SPC2000 is a serious audio tool.

AE400 Active EQ – Flexible Dynamic Equalization

McDSP AE400 Active EQ
The AE400 is an advanced active equalizer suitable for music production, post production, and live sound.

The AE400 is made up of four bands of fixed and active equalization. Each band is completely overlapping with all other bands and has its own Q (bandwidth), fixed gain, and active gain controls. A key filter for each band allows the active gain response to be as selective or broad as needed, based on the Q (bandwidth) control. Each band can use the input signal or selected side chain signal to trigger the active EQ response. For complex material, or subtle audio touch ups, the AE400 can get the job done.

The 6020 Ultimate EQ is available to purchase for $199 USD (Native)/$299 USD (HD), SPC2000 is $149 USD (Native)/$249 USD (HD), AE400 Active EQ costs $199 USD (Native)/$299 USD (HD).

McDSP Everything Pack

McDSP has also launched the Everything Pack, a bundle of all McDSP plug-ins.

For those who need everything, the McDSP Everything Pack is the ticket. The McDSP Everything Pack bundle includes EVERY plug-in from the Emerald, Classic and Retro Pack bundles, and the latest three new plug-ins from McDSP.

Equalizers, compressors, virtual tape machines, multi-band dynamic processors, reverbs, de-essers, noise filters, ‘futz’ tools, and the new 6020 Ultimate EQ, AE400 Active EQ, and SPC2000 Serial / Parallel compressor are all included.

The Everything Pack costs $1,995 USD (Native) / $3,295 USD (HD).

More information: McDSP

Spectrasonics introduces AAX support for Pro Tools 11 (Public Beta)

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Spectrasonics has announced an ‘AAX Public Beta’ version of its Omnisphere, Trilian and Stylus RMX virtual instruments for Avid’s new Pro Tools 11.

Spectrasonics AAX Public Beta

“Pro Tools 11 is a major new version of the industry standard DAW – essentially a ground-up new 64-bit architecture application. Spectrasonics is fully commited to the Pro Tools platform and we want to support our cutting-edge users who have already begun upgrading to it.” says Eric Persing, Founder and Creative Director of Spectrasonics. “This public beta of our 64-bit instruments offers AAX support to take advantage of all the new power in Pro Tools version 11. It’s exciting for us to be at the forefront of the new 64-bit Pro Tools environment.”

The Award-winning Omnisphere Power Synth is Spectrasonics’ flagship instrument featuring a hybrid architecture of high-resolution streaming samples as well as an extensive, fully programmable semi-modular synthesizer, which can be combined for thick, layered patches. Omnisphere ships with over 8,000 sounds. The Trilian Total Bass Module instrument is built on the same STEAM Engine technology as Omnisphere with immense flexibility in programming, while offering a vast selection of patches for Acoustic, Electric and Synth Basses. Stylus RMX, the Realtime Groove Module, is Spectrasonics loop-based plug-in for creating rhythm parts powered with the Spectrasonics Advanced Groove Engine (S.A.G.E.™) and featuring REX file compatibility for importing loops for unlimited library expansion.

All three Spectrasonics instruments already work well in previous versions of Pro Tools as RTAS platform plug-ins.

Registered users of Spectrasonics 64-bit Omnisphere, Trilian and Stylus RMX and Pro Tools version 11 can log into their user accounts to download the AAX Public Beta software in the Updates area.

More information: Spectrasonics

u-he intros Modular Fantasy in 3D: Bazille

u-he has posted a 3D wallpaper of Bazille, the upcoming virtual modular synthesizer plug-in.

u-he Bazille wallpaper
Enjoy the looks of Bazille while you patiently wait for it to be ready.

In an attempt to lighten the mood of those waiting impatiently for Bazille to finally arrive, we have prepared a collection of frivolously alluring wallpapers – an enticing peek into what the final GUI will look like…

Bazille development was put on hold around the time of the Frankfurt Musikmesse, because we realized that other features deserved more attention for the time being:

  • Supporting Pro Tools AAX
  • Completing Satin
  • Releasing the long-awaited Diva upgrade

However, now that we have Rob Clifton-Harvey on the team, Urs and Clem can get through those chores much faster and will soon be able to focus on finishing Bazille very soon.

The wallpaper is available to download in 15 common screen resolutions.

More information: u-he / Bazille wallpaper

Swar Systems updates SwarPlug to v3 (incl. AAX)

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Swar Systems SwarPlug 3

Swar Systems has announced the release of SwarPlug 3, bringing AAX format support and compatibility with Pro Tools 11 to the Indian virtual instruments synthesizer.

We are very excited to announce the release of the latest version of our Indian virtual instruments plugin. SwarPlug now runs natively on 64 bits hosts, and is fully compatible with Pro Tools 11 (AAX). But this is not all; we have also embedded the Librarian directly in the plugin so you can now audition your loops in sync with the DAW and then simply drag & drop them on your tracks!

Changes in SwarPlug 3

  • New AAX version.
  • New 32/64-bits engine.
  • Built-in Librarian.
  • Native RTAS version.
  • Sync to host.
  • Double/half speed buttons.
  • Drag & drop loops on DAW track.

SwarPlug 3 for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $260 USD (Xtra Edition). The update is free to registered users.

More information: Swar Systems / SwarPlug 3

iZtope updates Insight, Ozone 5 & Trash 2 plug-ins (incl. 64-bit AAX)

iZotope

iZotope has announced updates for its Insight metering suite for post production and broadcast applications, the Ozone 5 complete mastering system, and the Trash 2 effect plug-in for audio mangling, distortion, and experimentation.

Changes in Insight v1.02

  • Plug-in formats: Added support for 64-bit AAX for Pro Tools 11.
  • Presets: Updated presets to reflect latest BS.1770-3 loudness standards.
  • Fix: Addressed an issue with intermittent hangs in Digital Performer 8.01.

Changes in Ozone 5/Ozone 5 Advanced v5.04

  • Plug-in formats: Added 64-bit AAX support for Pro Tools 11.
  • Feature enhancements: Improved EQ filter speed.
  • Fix: For the Matching EQ, snapshot selections will now always save with sessions.
  • Fix: For the Matching EQ, fixed issue where snapshots would intermittently show/hide when selecting events in the History list.
  • Fix: Fixed issue where Copy To Mid/Side/Stereo was not working properly.
  • Fix: For Retina displays, fixed issue where combo boxes would display incorrectly.

Changes in Trash v2.02

  • Plug-in formats: Added 64-bit AAX support for Pro Tools 11.

Please note: These updates no longer supports 32-bit AAX. Customers accustomed to using 32-bit AAX in Pro Tools 10 can instead use the RTAS plug-in format without any degradation in audio quality. For your convenience, any session saved with the 32-bit AAX versions will automatically open with RTAS.

More information: iZotope

Avid releases Pro Tools 11

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Avid Pro Tools 11

Avid has announced the release of Pro Tools 11, a major upgrade of its digital audio workstation.

This latest version enables audio professionals to “take on the most demanding productions with new, high-powered audio and video engines, 64-bit architecture, expanded metering, and direct HD video workflows”.

“Pro Tools 11 represents a quantum leap in creative power,” said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of Products and Services at Avid. “The newly designed architecture turbo-charges production with more plug-in processing, the ability to run more virtual instruments—and a host of new features—letting users create ambitiously, without holding anything back.”

Pro Tools 11 features

  • Fully redesigned audio engine and 64-bit architecture:
    • New Avid Audio Engine — Delivers multiple times the processing power of Pro Tools 10 on the same hardware configurations.
    • 64-bit architecture — Exponentially increases the number of simultaneous virtual instruments and the performance to handle the most sophisticated sessions.
    • Offline bounce — Delivers mixes up to 150 times faster than real time.
    • Low-latency input buffer — Ensures ultra-low latency record monitoring without sacrificing plug-in performance.
    • Dynamic host processing — Maximizes plug-in count by reallocating processing resources as needed.
  • Expanded metering:
    • Extended standards support — Features a broad range of built-in metering standards, from peak and average to VU and PPM, to maintain adherence to regional broadcast requirements.
    • Gain reduction — Shows gain reduction for all dynamics plug-ins on each channel.
  • Direct HD video workflows:
    • Built-in Avid Video Engine — Enables audio post professionals to play and edit a wide range of HD video formats including Avid DNxHD, directly in the Pro Tools timeline without transcoding, using the same core engine as in Media Composer .
    • Video interface support — Enables monitoring of DNxHD and QuickTime media through Avid Nitris DX, Avid Mojo DX, and other video interfaces.

Pro Tools 11 is available to purchase for $699 USD. Various upgrade options are available to existing Pro Tools users.

More information: Avid / Pro Tools

Blue Cat Audio updates 9 plug-ins for Pro Tools 11 + Summer Sales announced

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Blue Cat AAX

Blue Cat Audio has announced the release of an update for 9 additional plug-ins to support Pro Tools 11, and announces summer sales to celebrate that all 21 Blue Cat Audio plug-ins are now available in 32 and 64-bit AAX Native format.

Pro Tools 11 users can now enjoy Blue Cat’s Dynamics (broadband dynamics processor), MB-7 Mixer (multiband mixing tool), MB-5 Dynamix (multiband dynamics processor), FreqAnalyst Pro (spectrum analyzer), StereoScope Pro (stereo field analyzer), the Blue Cat’s Parametr’EQ series (Parametric equalizers) and Blue Cat’s Remote Control (virtual control surface) on their system, in addition to the 12 other plug-ins released last week.

The update is free for existing customers and is available for download from the same page as the initial purchase. Special prices for the release of these new Pro Tools 11-compatible versions will be available until the end of July (15% off all plug-ins and 10% off all bundles). They apply to all plug-in formats: VST, Audio Unit, RTAS, AAX and DirectX.

The sale ends July 31st, 2013.

More information: Blue Cat Audio

Arturia announces Pro Tools 11 compatibility with AAX Updater

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Arturia has announced availability of AAX Updater to support Avid’s advanced AAX plug-in format favoured by Pro Tools 11.

Arturia Pro Tools 11 AAX

As of October 2011 — when Avid introduced its advanced AAX (Avid Audio Xtension) plug-in format with Pro Tools 10 to offer better workflows and sound parity when sharing sessions between DSP-accelerated and DSP-based Pro Tools systems — Arturia software instrument users could still run RTAS versions of their precious plug-ins within Pro Tools 10. This is no longer the case with Pro Tools 11.

With the introduction of Pro Tools 11 Avid has today turbocharged AAX with 64-bit performance but duly dropped RTAS support so users now have to update their plug-ins to include the new AAX format. In the wonderful world of Arturia software instruments, AAX Updater does just that… speedily and simply.

Run AAX Updater once and… voila! All installed Arturia software instruments are at once updated, ready to run as 64-bit AAX plug-ins within Pro Tools 11. There are, however, some notable exceptions to this: the Analog Laboratory software synthesizer solution, Brass 2.0 virtual acoustic instrument, and SPARK engine software shared by both the SPARK Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE hybrid hardware/software beat production centres are not included in the list of instruments that will be updated by AAX Updater (though the forthcoming SPARK 1.7 update will be AAX-compatible).

Since Pro Tools 11 only runs on Mac OS X 10.8, Windows 7, and Windows 8, so does AAX Updater. Quite simply, any Arturia user wishing to purchase Pro Tools 11 should run AAX Updater then they’re good to go and make sweet music again. Literally speaking, of course!

The AAX Updater can be downloaded for free.

More information: Arturia