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iZotope releases RX 3 and RX 3 Advanced

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iZotope RX 3

iZotope has announced the release of its RX 3 and RX 3 Advanced complete audio repair suite.

Rescue your audio from the cutting room floor! With remedies for noise, clipping, hum, buzz, crackles, and more, RX 3 is the most robust and best-sounding audio repair toolkit on the market. Used everywhere from Hollywood post production studios to leading sound editing facilities, iZotope RX™ 3 transforms troubled recordings into professional-grade material.

RX 3 Advanced extends the standard version of RX 3 with new, specialized features designed for audio professionals in post production, music production, and mastering. Remove unwanted reverb, sculpt and define dialogue in real time, and much more.

RX 3 and RX 3 Advanced are available to purchase for the introductory price of $249 USD and $749 USD respectively, trough September 27th. Registered users of RX 1 or RX 2 can upgrade to RX 3 for a special discount.

More information: iZotope / RX 3

SKnote intros Catena multiband stereo processor

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SKnote Catena

SKnote has announced Catena, a stereo routing, splitting, mixing, multiband console in 3 rack units.

Also includes an internal mid/side matrix for mixed stereo/mid-side processing. Five stereo channels are available. Main stereo input can be split and sent to the next channel and so on. Stereo returns are split and sent again (series mode) or main stereo input is sent to every stereo channel.

Stereo returns are mixed through stereo volume controls and sent to individual outputs. Per-channel mute/bypass controls.

In multiband mode, main stereo input is split into four frequency bands with fine crossover frequency controls (24 dB/octave). Each band is sent to individual send outputs, mixed back through volume controls, sent to individual outputs. All kinds of parallel/series/multiband/mid-side processing arrangements are available for hardware chains.

Catena features

  • Four stereo split sections with sends.
  • Series (independent channels) and parallel (main input to all channels).
  • Five stereo channels with stereo volume controls (stepped).
  • Four frequency bands with stepped fine controls (16 steps).
  • Internal mid-side matrix.
  • Stepped controls.
  • Active inputs and outputs.
  • XLR inputs and outputs.

Catena is available to purchase at the AES 2013 launch price of $799 USD (ex. taxes & shipping).

More information: SKnote

Zynaptiq releases Unveil v1.7 and Unfilter v1.1 (incl AAX Native 64 support)

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Zynaptiq Unfilter

Zynaptiq has announced the immediate availability of UNVEIL version 1.7 and UNFILTER version 1.1, the award-winning real-time dereverberation and adaptive tonal contour linearization plug-ins.

These free updates add AAX Native 64 support for Mac and Windows users, enabling the use from within Pro Tools 11, as well as several enhancements and fixes, and are available now.

UNVEIL is a real-time, de-mixing based plug-in that allows attenuating or boosting reverb components within a mixed signal of any channel count, including mono sources. Additionally, UNVEIL allows bringing the key features of a recording into focus, or moving them to the background, by attenuating or boosting perceptionally less important signal components.

UNFILTER is a real-time plug-in that removes filtering effects, such as comb filtering, resonance, or excessive equalization – effectively linearizing the frequency response of a signal automatically. UNFILTER can also apply a detected filter response to another signal, or export it to disk as an impulse response file (WAV), and can perform mastering grade adaptive, free-form, and graphic equalization.

Changes in Unveil v1.7 / Unfilter v1.1

  • Now also supports 64bit operation as AAX Native in Pro Tools 11 on Mac and Windows systems.
  • For the AAX 32-bit plug-in, the minimum required Pro Tools version is now 10.3.5.
  • Enhanced compatibility to Mac OS Sandboxing and Windows UAC.
  • Improved batch processing behavior for UNFILTER.
  • Improved compatibility with various host applications.

The updates are available to download now.

More information: Zynaptiq

Zynaptiq acquires Prosoniq product line and technologies

Zynaptiq

Zynaptiq has announced the acquisition of Prosoniqʼs complete IP, including their current and past product line, technologies, patent rights, research data and license contracts, effective March 1st, 2014.

Zynaptiq will continue to offer the current line of Prosoniq products.

Founded in 1990, Prosoniq has been crucial in providing key technologies to many companies in the music business, including Quantel, Emagic, Steinberg and Cakewalk.

Prosoniq pioneered in the field of applying Artificial Neural Networks to audio processing, voice removal, structural audio morphing and polyphonic time stretching with formant correction, and has researched and developed many more technologies and tools for applications including image decomposition, phoneme recognition, structural audio information retrieval & rendering, and more.

Today Prosoniq is best known for its:

  • Time Factory time-stretching and pitch-shifting batch processor.
  • sonicWORX Isolate voice extraction/suppression and spectral editing application.
  • Orange Vocoder classic vocoder plug-in.
  • Morph real-time audio morphing plug-in.
  • NAS synthesis engine as used in the Hartmann Synthesizer.

“Weʼre thrilled to add these software gems to our portfolio of cutting-edge technologies and award-winning products” said Zynaptiq CEO Denis Goekdag.

“We are happy to consolidate Prosoniqʼs 20+ years worth of research and development into Zynaptiq, giving these great products and technologies a new home”, adds Stephan Bernsee, CTO at Zynaptiq. “This allows for the creation of even more cutting edge products and extending into new fields, and our users will greatly benefit from this consolidation in the near future.”

More information: Zynaptiq

Blue Cat Audio releases MB-7 Mixer 2.0

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Blue Cat MB-7 Mixer 2.0

Blue Cat Audio has announced the release of Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer 2.0, a complete rewrite of the multiband processing plug-in, now including multiband VST hosting capabilities.

Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer is a unique plug-in that splits the signal into several frequency bands and lets you mix and process them as if they were separate tracks.

In addition to the ability to host up to 4 VST plug-ins per band and thus transform any regular plug-in into a frequency-aware processor, Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer has now a brand new modular user interface, with lots of new features and enhancements: a spectrogram display, a new presets manager, multiple display sizes, new MIDI and automation mapping capabilities, and more.

Changes in MB-7 Mixer v2.0

  • New Features
    • Brand new, fully customizable user interface
      • New look and feel.
      • Show only what you need.
      • New color or greyscale overlayed spectrogram view.
      • Multiple display sizes.
      • Customizable gain range.
      • Improved readability.
      • Animated transitions.
    • Multiband VST Hosting
      • Apply VST effects to a selected frequency range.
      • Add up to 4 VST plug-ins on each band.
      • Pre and post fader plug-ins slots.
      • Integrated latency compensation engine, with real time host reporting.
      • Optional undo/redo integration.
      • VST Presets Management.
      • Bypass inserted plug-ins individually.
    • 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 (in and out).
      • Automation and MIDI settings (channel, MIDI learn etc.) are now accessible from the main user interface.
  • Improvements
    • New presets to get started faster.
    • 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).
    • Improved value display in fine edit window.
    • Improved parameters display on control surfaces.
  • Optimizations and Performance Improvements
    • 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
    • (RTAS) Fixed parameters control with EUCON control surfaces in Pro Tools.
    • Fixed user interface issues in Final Cut Pro X.
    • Fixed keyboard stealing issue in Digital Performer 7 on Mac.
    • Fixed copy/paste keyboard shortcut issues in the registration panel on Mac.

MB-7 Mixer 2 is available to purchase for the introductory price of 74 EUR / $96 USD until September 30th, 2013 (regular 99 EUR / $129 USD). The upgrade from MB-7 Mixer 1 is 19 EUR / $25 USD. The plug-in is also included in various bundles, which are also 20% off until September 30th.

More information: Blue Cat Audio / MB-7 Mixer

Wallander Instruments releases NotePerformer for Sibelius

NotePerformer

Wallander Instruments has announced the release of NotePerformer for Sibelius, an orchestral sound library that turns written score into an expressive musical performance, without user intervention.

NotePerformer replaces the built-in sounds in the world’s best selling music notation software, Avid’s Sibelius, with its own playback engine and sounds.

NotePerformer introduces a dramatic improvement on existing MIDI playback technologies, by reading ahead in the score during playback, analyzing the music, and rendering the music as an expressive musical performance instead of processing it note-by-note. This allows an accurate reproduction of the written music, with realistic musical phrasing for every single member of your virtual orchestra.

Composers, orchestrators, musicians and students of music can now enjoy the benefits of highly realistic orchestral playback in their notation program. NotePerformer playback is even accurate enough for producing a high-quality orchestral mock-up of a score, directly from notation program playback.

NotePerformer is available to purchase for $129 USD.

More information: NotePerformer

PreSonus updates Studio One to v2.6

PreSonus has announced the release of version 2.6 of Studio One, a significant upgrade to the company’s award-winning digital audio workstation software for Mac and Windows that adds groundbreaking integration with PreSonus StudioLive AI-series mixers, Nimbit, and SoundCloud and more than 50 other improvements and workflow enhancements.

When you launch Studio One 2.6, you’ll immediately notice that the Start page has been enhanced. A new Nimbit dashboard on the Start page provides access to up-to-date Nimbit® user account statistics (number of fans, number of active promotions, and sales) directly from Studio One.

PreSonus Studio One

In addition, the user receives help messages on how to engage with fans and customers and boost sales.

A new SoundCloud™ dashboard displays key statistics from a user’s SoundCloud account, as well as a scrolling display of the SoundCloud activity stream.

StudioLive AI-series mixer users will enjoy a special new connection with Studio One. When you record to the newly updated Capture™ 2.1, you can now save StudioLive AI mixer scenes along with your Capture audio. In Capture, this means you can play back audio through the mixer using the original scene that was in use during recording, even if it was recorded on a different StudioLive AI mixer. That’s pretty cool but it’s just the start.

When a Capture 2.1 session is opened in Studio One 2.6 Artist, Producer, or Professional, and a mix scene is present, all the fader, pan, mute, and Fat Channel settings for each track are automatically imported into Studio One. What makes this so great is the new Fat Channel Native Effects™ plug-in, which is a native version of the StudioLive 32.4.2AI mixer’s Fat Channel, including the gate, compressor, limiter, and four-band fully parametric EQ.

Studio One Fat Channel
The Fat Channel effect plug-in in Studio One 2.6.

With the plug-in and the saved mixer scene, you can play your tracks using the same processing and settings that were being used during recording-even when you don’t have a StudioLive mixer available. The Fat Channel presets are compatible with their StudioLive AI counterparts and can be exported from Studio One to a StudioLive AI mixer via Universal Control. The Fat Channel plug-in also is a regular Native Effects plug-in, so you can use its powerful processing on any of your Studio One tracks and mixes.

Studio One has long integrated with Mackie Control/HUI-compatible hardware controllers; in version 2.6 (all varieties, including Studio One Free), this support has been considerably enhanced. Mackie Control/HUI integration now includes Send slot navigation, Sends support, Control Link mapping, momentary Mute/Solo, Track Edit mode, FX Bypass mode (EQ Button), add insert/send/instrument, plug-in/instrument list and preset list navigation, and more.

The metronome features have been enhanced significantly, including accent and offbeat click, convenient click-track rendering, custom click samples with drag-and-drop and menu options, and even save all metronome settings, including click sounds, as a preset. You also get a visual numerical count-in when you hit the Record button.

Studio One Professional users will enjoy enhancements to the Project page. A new CD time display shows the current CD length of your project, and the Transport bar shows relative song position. The update also delivers improved ISRC text input.

Version 2.6 also adds a long list of workflow and editing improvements, enhancements to the MIDI engine, and more. In fact, the update has so many enhancements and new features that we can’t list most of them here. For a complete list, please see www.presonus.com/products/Studio-One/whats-new.

Studio One 2 is available to purchase for $399 USD (Prefessional) / $199 USD (Producer) / $99 USD (Artist). Prices ex. VAT.

More information: PreSonus / Studio One

Zplane updates PPMulator to v3.1.2 (incl. AAX)

zplane PPMulator

Zplane.development has announced the release of version 3.1.2 of its PPMulator cross-platform peak & loudness metering plug-in for digital audio workstations.

This plugin provides a precisely calibrated workspace for recording, editing, mixing and mastering.

The plug-in is available in two versions: PPMulator+ and PPMulatorXL; the latter offers additional features such as EBU R128 loudness metering and batch audio file processing.

Changes in PPMulator v3.1.2

  • Support for AAX Native (32/64 bit) on Windows and Mac.
  • Support for ATSC/A85 (only PPMXL).
  • Support for larger files (> 2GB).
  • Improved resampling.

PPMulator for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/Standalone) is available to purchase for 79 EUR (PPMulator+) / 119 EUR (PPMulater XL). The update is free for all registered users.

More information: Zplane / PPMulator