Ableton releases Live 9.2 public beta

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Ableton Live has announced the release of a public beta of version 9.2 of its Live music production software for Windows and Mac.

Ableton Live 9.2

Live 9.2 is coming soon. This free update brings a number of significant improvements and additions to both Live and Push and is available for download as a public beta version.

Changes in Live 9.2

  • Improved warping — Live 9.2 introduces several refinements to Live’s audio warping engine. The Complex and Complex Pro modes now feature punchier transients, even at extreme settings. Auto-Warp and downbeat detection has been improved to better recognize when audio has a fixed tempo (as is often the case with electronic music) and warp it accurately.
  • Latency compensation — Live 9.2 also introduces a number of latency-related improvements. Sets that contain Max for Live devices or third-party plug-ins now have lower latency. And automation is now fully latency compensated.
  • Tuner included — Along with further under-the-hood improvements, Live 9.2 also comes with a new Tuner device – sure to come in handy for guitarists or anyone else who uses hardware instruments.
  • 64 pads for Push users — For users of Push, the Live 9.2 update introduces the ability to use all 64 pads to play drums and quickly flip back to 16 pads for step sequencing.
  • Further Push refinements — The Live 9.2 update also brings improved aftertouch implementation to Push’s pads and the addition of aftertouch to many of Live’s core library sounds. In addition, Push’s touchstrip can now be used for modulation wheel control as well for pitch bend.

The Live 9.2 public beta for Windows and Mac is now available for download. More details are available in the release notes.

More information: Ableton / Live 9 Beta

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Image-Line releases FL Studio 12 Beta 3

Image-Line has announced the release of FL Studio 12 Beta 3, the latest public beta version of the music production software for Windows.

Image-Line FL Studio 12

FL Studio 12 Beta 3 is now available with many bugfixes and changes as suggested by users.

Changes in FL Studio 12 Beta 3

  • New Fruity Convolver impulse library by Soundiron.
  • Hardcore new FX pedal (Tube drive).
  • Updated Elastique stretching engine.
  • UI updates for some plugins.
  • Control Surface: touch support.
  • Control Surface: controls are freely sizeable.
  • Plugins are found by ID as well as by filename.
  • FL Studio vectorial UI improvements.
  • Many bugfixes and enhancements as reported by users (too many to list).

The new beta version will expire April 15th, 2015.

FL Studio is available for purchase starting at $99 USD. FL Studio 12 will be free to FL Studio users as part of Image-Line’s Lifetime Free Updates policy. New Image-Line customers can save 10% off their first order here.

More information: Image-Line / FL Studio 12

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Good Hertz launches AAX public beta (Mac) + v1.1.3 update

Good Hertz has announced the release of an AAX public beta of its plug-ins. The beta is compatible with Avid Pro Tools 11/12 on Mac.

Good Hertz AAX public beta

In addition, all Good Hertz plugins have been updated to v1.1.3.

Changes v1.1.3

  • Expanded frequency range for Tone Control shelves.
  • New Sidechain High-Pass Filter in Faraday Limiter
  • Even better support for retina screens & Mac 10.10.
  • Big performance improvements across all plugins.

The AAX public beta plug-ins are available for download to those with a Goodhertz.co account (registration is free).

More information: Good Hertz

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Ricardo F. Gomes releases Cybermath free wavetable synth plugin (beta)

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Ricardo F. Gomes has released a free beta of Cybermath, a wavetable synthesizer instrument for Windows.

Cybermath

My target with this synthesizer is to make some tool that allow you to make pretty much every desirable sound (in terms of synths obviously) , its not much advanced in terms of detail, there are things where you cant do it in precise measures… this might not be a good synth to make kicks per example, but i think to create inspiring patches or to create very unique sounds, this might be fun to experiment, i have tried most modern synths, they sound amazing, there are great plugins today, but really… some are not fun to use at all, either because they seem overcomplex, or the flow its not exactly straight forward…

So my goal with this plugin was to make something that you can very quickly immerse into what your doing,
each unit or module has its own window in order to not overcrowd with options in a single view… as i think it helps to navigate better…

Cybermath is available to download for Windows (VST).

More information: Cybermath

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u-he updates Hive synth public beta to rev 3304

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u-he has released public beta revision 3304 of its Hive synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

u-he Hive

The public beta period has been extended till end of March 2015 and a bunch of presets have been added as a Factory Preview.

Your feedback and things were simply too good – but also a bit too overwhelming – to finish this before my holidays. I’ll be back to finish this in March and we’ll probably release it in April (we’ll have a booth at Musikmesse…).

Changes in Hive rev 3304

  • New features:
    • Pre Presets…
    • On/Off Button for ModMatrix slots.
    • Extended Hive public beta serial till first quarter of 2015.
    • Keyboard style switch.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Synth Engine buttons now working when ‘Link’ is enabled.
    • Dropped ‘%’ for Vibrato.

The new public beta is available to download for Windows and Mac from the u-he forum. An updated Linux version is coming.
Hive is available for purchase at a 30% discount during the public beta period.

More information: u-he / Hive

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