iMusicAlbum has released version 2.0 of Master Record, a tape simulation recorder, player and effect for Inter-App Audio and Audiobus.
Easy to use application with convenient control brings the richness and warmth of analog tape machines to your instrument, voice or final tracks.
Not only as an effect but also as a standalone application the Master Record can be used with external audio interfaces for real-time sound processing and high-quality recording in the studio together with other equipment.
Changes in Master Record v2.0
- Playback and recording at the same time.
- Added file format and sample rate conversion.
- New feature Noise Gate.
- Improved user interface.
- Added different color schemes.
- Built-in description updated.
- Minor bug fixes.
The app is available for purchase for $2.99 USD.
More information: Master Record
MeldaProduction has released MAmp and MRecorder, two new effect plug-ins for Windows and Mac.
MAmp is a great sounding vintage amp. Whether you are looking for a soft saturation to enhance the harmonic content or a great sounding creative distortion, MAmp is the perfect tool for the job.
MRecorder is a simple free utility, which saves incoming input as WAV file.
- The most advanced user interface on the market – stylable, resizable, GPU accelerated.
- Unique visualisation engine with classic meters and time graphs.
- 2 exceptionally versatile modulators.
- Adjustable oscillator shape technology.
- 2 multiparameters.
- Tube saturation.
- M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing…
- Smart randomization.
- Automatic gain compensation (AGC).
- Safety limiter.
- Adjustable up-sampling 1x-16x.
- MIDI controllers with MIDI learn.
- Very fast, optimized for SSE/SSE2/SSE3 processors.
- Global preset management and online preset exchange.
- Supports VST, VST3, AU and AAX interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit.
- No dongle nor internet access is required for activation.
- Free-for-life updates.
MAmp is available for the introductory price of 19 EUR (regular 39 EUR).
MeldaProduction has also updated all its effect plug-ins to version 8.06, a big update providing several new features, performance and workflow improvements, fixes and more.
More information: MeldaProduction
Steinberg has released the UR22 Production Studio, a limited edition package that consists of the compact UR22 audio interface, the latest version of Cubase Elements and WabeLab LE alongside the sE Electronics Magneto studio microphone, Isolation Pack and microphone cable.
With two TRS/XLR combo inputs, two TRS outputs, MIDI I/O plus one separate headphone output, the included UR22 interface provides sufficient connectivity for mobile recording and personal home studios. It holds two of the highly acclaimed D-PRE mic preamps, offers latency-free hardware monitoring and a sampling rate of up to 192 kHz. The software bundle boasts the Cubase Elements music production system that includes the HALion Sonic SE, Prologue and Groove Agent ONE instruments plus a suite of 44 effect processors. The WaveLab LE audio editor provides all the basic tools to master any recording to the best audio quality. The sE Electronics Magneto condenser microphone produces outstanding results for recording vocals and acoustic instruments alike, while the Isolation Pack consists of a shock mount and an integrated pop shield.
Product marketing manager Stefan Schreiber commented: “We’re really happy that the co-operation with sE Electronics has come to fruition. Their Magneto mic is the perfect complement to the UR22 interface, and together with the included versions of Cubase and WaveLab, the UR22 Production Studio has everything a demanding neophyte will be needing to record, mix and edit vocals and instruments.”
UR22 Production Studio features
- UR22 24-bit/192 kHz USB 2.0 audio interface with 2 D-PRE Class-A discrete mic preamps supporting +48V.
- Analog 2 in and 2 out plus headphone output with individual volume control and MIDI input and output.
- Latency-free hardware-based monitoring with a Mix knob.
- Cubase Elements 7 personal music production system with complete audio/MIDI recording, editing and mixing tools.
- Includes outstanding virtual instruments: HALion Sonic SE workstation, MPC-style Groove Agent ONE drum machine and Prologue synthesizer.
- Comes ready with 44 audio effect processors, including Pitch Correct for vocal intonation correction, MorphFilter and extraordinary VST Amp Rack guitar tone suite.
- Cross-platform 32-/64-bit software application and drivers for Windows and Mac OS X Intel.
- WaveLab LE 8 Audio editing and mastering software with powerful real-time audio engine, two simultaneous audio tracks and a set of qualtiy virtual effect processors.
- sE Electronics Magneto studio condenser microphone with a 1″ large diaphragm capsule and cardioid polar pattern.
- sE Electronics Isolation Pack shock mount and plop filter set plus a three meter shielded microphone cable.
The UR22 Production Studio is available for purchase for 299 EUR including German VAT.
More information: Steinberg / UR22 Production Studio
Solid State Logic has announced the XL-Desk, a modern twist on the classic analogue studio console.
XL-Desk is designed for tracking or mixing engineers who require the sonic and workflow benefits of an analogue console within a DAW centric studio, but don’t want or need the integrated DAW control and analogue level automation other SSL console products have made the new hybrid studio standard.
XL-Desk is in many ways a traditional 24 into 8 analogue console but it packs in a compelling collection of features; 40+ inputs of SSL SuperAnalogue™ summing, an inbuilt 18 slot 500 format rack (with an SSL Stereo Bus Compressor pre-loaded), 8 SSL VHD mic Pre’s on board, four stereo Mix Buses, a fully featured monitoring and talkback section (with an SSL Listen Mic Compressor) and an incredible array of connectivity and routing options. It is the perfect analogue centre piece for a modern DAW focused studio.
XL Desk will be available from the end of October 2014. XL-Desk is available with the 500 format rack empty or fully loaded with 16 x SSL E-Series EQ modules priced from £11,750 GBP / 14,749 EUR / $19,999 USD excluding VAT or local taxes.
More information: Solid State Logic / XL-Desk
Propellerhead Software has announced the release of Reason 8, a major new version of the award-winning Reason music production software which introduces a completely redesigned user interface and streamlined new workflow.
“Musicians and producers love Reason because it’s both fun and inspiring,” said Leo Nathorst-Böös, Propellerhead Product Marketing Manager. “For Reason 8, we’ve introduced a new creative flow that feels second nature to exploring sounds and developing songs. Whether you have lots of experience or just starting out, Reason is the fastest way to develop musical ideas and capture your inspiration.”
Reason 8 introduces a redesigned user interface, fresh new look and even smoother creative flow. Quickly and easily access your sounds, loops and patches whenever you need them using a new browser and search window—a one-stop-shop for creative inspiration. Dial-in incredible guitar and bass tones with a collection of new amps from legendary circuit modeler Softube—simply plug in your instrument, crank up the volume and experience the uncompromising tone, response and dynamics of the world’s finest classic amplifiers.
Reason 8 also features countless usability improvements that put the flow back in workflow. Drag-and-drop from anywhere to anything and work faster with fewer clicks. Edit your tracks quickly with more powerful sequence note editing. Reason 8 lets you flow seamlessly from initial idea to completed song. And, with an ever-expanding selection of Rack Extension plug-ins available in the Propellerhead shop, you can easily expand your rack to include everything your music needs—now and in the future.
Reason 8 is available for purchase for 405 EUR/$449 USD, Reason Essentials 8 is 120 EUR/$129 USD, and the Reason 8 Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) costs 129 EUR/$129 USD. Propellerhead is also offering a grace period for customers who purchased Reason 7 on or after July 1, 2014.
More information: Propellerhead / Reason 8
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