The most powerful SoundGrid DSP Server ever, Waves SoundGrid Extreme is pumped up and ready to tackle your heaviest processing challenges.
Try these numbers on for size: SoundGrid Extreme can run over 500 instances of Waves stereo SSL E-Channel or C4 Multiband Compressor plugins, with latency as low as 0.8 milliseconds! Featuring an Intel® i7 Extreme microprocessor which delivers over 40% more power than the SGS Server One, and housed in a rugged road-ready 2U chassis, the Extreme DSP Server is a massive upgrade to any SoundGrid system.
The SoundGrid Extreme Server is available to purchase for $2490 USD.
Two Notes Audio Engineering has launched Torpedo Wall of Sound III, a speaker cab simulation effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
The Torpedo WALL OF SOUND III is free and comes with 2 virtual cabinets, 8 microphones, and 8 power-amp simulations.
You can use and evaluate all of the plug-in’s functionalities for 30 days. At the end of that period you will be reminded to place your first cabinet purchase in order to get a full, definitive license of use.
Two Notes plug-in Torpedo Wall of Sound III with in-app store for testing and choosing cabinets in real time.
Torpedo Wall of Sound III features
Browse, listen to, and buy the cabs you prefer directly on the in-app, integrated Boutique.
Mix up to 100 cabs inside a single plugin instance.
3 plugin sizes (S, M and XL)
Presets are compatible with all the Torpedo range of products
The plugin will check for updates — of course you will need Internet access for this functionality to work.
Shortcuts available to speed up your workflow while working with the plugin.
Torpedo Wall of Sound 3 is available to download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS, AAX in development).
Sound Forge Pro is the application of choice for a generation of editors, comprising a solid platform with an array of options that have enjoyed a continuous evolution since the birth of audio recording on the PC. The new edition introduces more efficient recording and processing workflows and new signal and effects processing plug-ins for crafting broadcast-ready audio masters. Upgrading the revolutionary editing application, SpectraLayers Pro 2 stands at the forefront of the audio spectrum editing movement. Working with audio in the spectral realm is now even quicker and easier, with a faster processing engine and a host of new tools, methodologies and user interface improvements.
While Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 2 are standalone applications, both are now configured to work seamlessly with each other, providing a comprehensive editing environment that combines deep waveform and spectrum editing capabilities.
“Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 2 have arrived together in the form of a perfect pair, unified with systems for easy audio data transfer capabilities, resulting in a truly integrated solution for working freely across the waveform and spectral paradigms,” said Dave Chaimson, vice president of global marketing for Sony Creative Software. “Sound Forge Pro users can now enjoy a very straightforward punch-and-roll recording process, as well as a host of new plug-ins that can be accessed and controlled directly in the workspace. Our legion of SpectraLayers Pro users will enjoy the new performance gains we’ve put under the hood while inventing fresh ways to implement the new sound shaping features on board.”
Changes in Sound Forge Pro 11
One-Touch Recording: Sound Forge Pro 11 features a completely redesigned recording interface that keeps you anchored in the workspace at all times while you shape and monitor incoming audio, arm and record takes, review work, and prepare for the next pass.
CALM (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act) compliant metering: New metering features help you follow the new rules while maximizing the dynamic range potential of your audio.
New Plug-in Chain Interface: Direct workspace access to every element of the plug-in processing environment.
Includes iZotope® Nectar® Elements plug-in (a $129 value): High end voice processing plug-in with style presets in genres like rock, pop, folk, soul, and voiceover & dialogue.
New Restore and Repair Tools by iZotope: New in this edition: Declipper, Denoiser, Declicker.
New Waveform Display Options: More than just a simple strip that displays your exact location, this feature also serves as an excellent navigation and auditioning tool.
Input Bus Effects: Set the mood for your talent by sweetening your source signal with plug-in effects.
Broadcast Wave File Format Enhancements: Supports BEXT BWF version 2.0, iXML, and includes autofill and verification options as well as automatic repair of BWF data.
Changes in SpectraLayers Pro 2
Significantly Enhanced Performance: Enjoy faster spectral graph explorations in any scenario.
Spectral Casting / Molding: Cast the frequency signature of one layer over that of another to derive a derivative layer that can be phase-inverted to create free spectral space for hard-to-distinguish sounds to occupy in a mix. Try a spectral alternative to typical side-chain/ducking processes, or tap this feature’s creative potential for incredible sound design possibilities.
Shape Tool: Perfect for extracting drum sounds, simply point at a shape on the spectral graph and click to pull your hits over to a target layer.
Frequency Range Display Options: Display frequency ranges plotted on your choice of logarithmic scales.
One-Click Noise Extraction: A new one-click command executes your custom noiseprint over the target layer’s entire spectral expanse.
Looping: Define a time range and engage looped playback to audition full-spectrum selections as well as frequency bandwidth-limited selections.
New Resampling and Remixing Options: Freely define, route, and mix channels during the resampling process.
Retina Ready: Peer deeper into the spectral graph while taking advantage of your Retina display equipped MacBook Pro.
Sound Forge Pro 11 for Windows costs MSRP $499.95 USD, SpectraLayers Pro 2 for Windows and Mac is MSRP $399.95 USD. Both are bundled in the Audio Master Suite package for MSRP $849.95 USD.
Line 6 has introduced the new POD HD500X guitar multi-effects processor, the successor to the POD HD500.
With even more processing power, POD HD500X enables musicians to create more intricate sounds and signal chains than ever before. Professional-grade, backlit footswitches provide total control and are highly visible in any environment.
“POD HD500X is the ultimate tool for the creative guitarist,” said Max Gutnik, Vice President of Products, Line 6. “HD500X has a world-class collection of amps and effects that enable guitar players to get the tone they’re after, both in the studio and on the stage. And with more DSP power, tour-grade footswitches and a higher contrast display, HD500X is the best POD yet.”
Like its predecessor, POD HD500X features an unparalleled collection of HD amps. From vintage classics to modern powerhouses, each HD amp provides incredible sonic depth, character and touch nuance. POD HD500X also includes more than 100 studio and stomp effects, enabling guitarists to emulate classic signal chains or discover unique new sounds.
With unparalleled flexibility and more processing power than anything in its class, POD HD500X is built for tone customization. It features dynamic DSP, so guitarists have the freedom to decide which effects to use, and where to place them. They can add even more effects to their signal chains than with any other POD.
POD HD500X features professional-grade footswitches with bright LED rings that are easy to see from anywhere on stage. The robust bent-metal chassis and die-cast expression pedal make POD HD500X ideal for performance.
POD HD500X is the perfect foundation for any guitar system, whether used live through a traditional guitar amp or full-range system, or in the studio as part of a computer-based recording setup. POD HD500X integrates seamlessly with a James Tyler® Variax® guitar and DT amp or StageSource® speaker to form the Line 6 Dream Rig—the only system that can be virtually any rig.
Extensive collection of award-winning HD amps for authentic tone and feel.
100+ studio and stomp effects—use up to eight simultaneously.
Selectable speaker cabinets and mics.
Unparalleled flexibility to craft your tones:
Dual signal paths
Multiple routing options
Dynamic DSP with more power for amps and effects
Stereo FX loop can be inserted anywhere in the signal chain
Professional-grade footswitches with bright LED rings for at-a-glance operation.
Comprehensive I/O includes USB 2.0, MIDI, S/PDIF, balanced XLR outputs, integrated mic preamp and more.
Variable input impedance.
L6 LINK™ connection for integration and control of DT-series amplifiers and StageSource® series loudspeakers.
VDI connection for integration and control of James Tyler® Variax® guitars.
512 user-writable preset locations.
Eight set list banks.
Assignable expression pedal controls amp and effect parameters.
Integrated 48-second looper with dedicated footswitch.
Built-in chromatic tuner Tap tempo.
Professional-grade construction with bent metal chassis, chrome roll bar and die-cast expression pedal.
iMusicAlbum has updated its Audio Mastering studio for iPad to version 1.2.
Audio Mastering is first fully functional high-quality audio mastering application for iPad. For everyone who wants to make their music even more excellent. Based on professional sound processing algorithms this application turns your iPad into a real mastering studio.
This all-in-one tool allows you to record and process sound, convert audio formats, change sample rate, convert bit depth, cut part of track for preview and make fade-in and fade-out.
The Audio Mastering app now supports Audiobus.
Changes in Audio Mastering v1.2
Supports Audiobus as Effects or Output.
Recording from Audiobus Effects/Output or from external input.
Record button on Audiobus connection panel.
Auto start recording at signal presence.
Solo mode for Equalizer bands.
High-quality sample rate converter to 44/48 kHz with 16/24 bits.
Some minor bugs fixed.
The Audio Mastering app is available from the iTunes App Store for $9.99 USD.