Cakewalk launches Music Creator 7

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Cakewalk has introduced Music Creator 7, a new version of the recording software for your home studio.

Cakewalk Music Creator 7

Music Creator 7 is a fun, easy, and fast way to create original music or remix your favorite songs. Transform any Windows 7 or 8 computer into your own personal music studio with all the tools, loops, instruments, and effects you need to create, edit, and mix great music.

Version 7 of this best-selling software makes it even easier to produce exceptional tracks thanks to the integrated MixStrip, one-knob “Style Dial FX” for shaping your sound, touch screen compatibility, and VST3 plug-in standard support—so you can use cutting-edge instruments and effects from Cakewalk and dozens of other manufacturers. Then when you’re ready to share your music with the world post your music on Facebook and Twitter with SoundCloud.

Music Creator 7 features

  • Seamlessly create, record, edit, and mix your music using the Award-winning Skylight user interface.
  • NEW! Access all your most important controls using the Hi-Def Control Bar with more harmonious spacing, labeling, and dynamic resizing.
  • NEW! Create your own MIDI parts with the new virtual onscreen MIDI controller with touch support, or your QWERTY keyboard—great for mobile music making.
  • Get creative with 32 audio tracks and 8 instrument tracks, and 128 MIDI tracks.
  • NEW! Support for 8 inputs and 8 outputs simultaneously.
  • NEW! Support for the latest VST3 instruments and effects.
  • A complete backing band with 6 virtual instruments (including the entire Studio Instruments Suite).
  • NEW! Mix like a pro with the integrated MixStrip, which includes Curve EQ and new Style Dial FX for one knob access to commonly used effects.
  • Mix with all the must-have effects including reverb, EQ, and more.
  • Plug in your guitar and rock out with Overloud’s TH2 Creator guitar amp simulator.
  • NEW! Enhanced MIDI editing includes a new Piano Roll View and time-saving Pattern tool for painting MIDI parts.
  • NEW! Create the perfect performance from multiple takes using the new comp tool.
  • Create beats and drum tracks with the integrated Step Sequencer.
  • Trigger audio and MIDI loops for real-time performance and remixing with the Matrix View.
  • NEW! Custom modern loops designed by Loopmasters.
  • Easily drag and drop loops, instruments, effects, and project templates from the built-in Browser.
  • Plus! Use any Windows 8 touch-enabled device to control the software with your fingers.

Music Creator 7 for Windows is available for purchase for $49.99 USD. New Music Creator bundles and add-ons are also available.

More information: Cakewalk / Music Creator 7

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BOOM Library releases Tropical Forests

BOOM Library Tropical Forests

BOOM Library has launched Tropical Forests, a new Quiet Planet series nature SFX library by Emmy-winner and Sound Tracker Gordon Hempton.

To compile this unique treasure of TROPICAL FORESTS, Hempton spared no effort to collect and compile the immense diversity of cloud forests, rain forests and oceanic forests of Ecuador, Brazil, Belize, Australia and Sri Lanka.

TROPICAL FORESTS are loud and dense places – they receive large amounts of solar energy and consequently have the greatest number of species of any place on Earth. Species diversity always means sonic diversity, as wildlife communicate just as urgently as humans do. The high species diversity of these nature reserves translates into more complex ambiences sometimes becoming symphonic with even dramatic wildlife vocalizations. So this collection delivers a real powerhouse of opportunities: it comes with recordings which you would never have thought within your reach, from areas far remote and inaccessible.

Equipped with custom materiel and the will to record the exceptional, Hempton submerged into the wild and came back with this absolutely impressing and outstanding sound collection.

The library is available for purchase in stereo and surround versions, at an introductory 20% discount until February 27th, 2015 (regular 219 EUR/299 EUR, respectively).

More information: BOOM Library / Tropical Forests

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Plugin Alliance releases Drumatom 2 & Drumatom Player

Plugin Alliance has announced the release of Drumatom 2, a major upgrade to the world’s first microphone leakage suppression tool for multichannel drum recordings.

Drumatom 2 & Drumatom Player

The drumatom2 application provides faster analysis (25-50% faster depending on CPU power), algorithm improvements and an improved workflow. This is a free upgrade to all registered users of drumatom!

Perhaps the biggest news however, is the release of the new companion drumatom player plugin, which allows you to adjust the bleed reduction from inside your DAW! The new player plugin imports .dls files, which have been created by the drumatom2 application’s analysis process, so you can control the bleed of each track, as well as the overall bleed, while listening to the rest of your mix! This has been the #1 request of drumatom users and we are thrilled to announce that it’s now here.

The drumatom player plugin requires .dls files created by the drumatom app so you must either have the app, or be working with a studio who delivers tracks to you along with accompanying .dls files. The player plugin gives you the ability to dial in the amount of bleed to taste for each track while listening to the rest of your mix. For some projects you might want more bleed than others to preserve the vibe so being able to adjust bleed in context is quite helpful.

Drumatom 2 and Drumatom Player are available for Windows and Mac, priced at $299 USD and $99 USD respectively.

More information: Plugin Alliance / Drumatom

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Steinberg announces Nuendo 7 preview at Game Developers Conference

Steinberg Nuendo 7

Steinberg has announced the upcoming release of Nuendo 7 alongside their partnership with Audiokinetic Inc., the leading global provider of cross-platform audio solutions for the interactive media and gaming industries.

15 years ago, the Nuendo digital audio workstation first enriched the pro audio market by introducing a new paradigm: to unite completely native technologies with peerless audio and surround features. Today, Nuendo empowers audio professionals to higher levels of productivity: discerning post-production editors, film mixers as well as recording engineers around the world rely on the flexibility and industry openness that Nuendo provides.

Game sound designers increasingly depend on Nuendo; its highly configurable program structure and many sound-design tools help to create and manipulate audio. With Nuendo 7, Steinberg now take the next step by including Game Audio Connect, providing a seamless connection to the Wwise audio middleware solution by Audiokinetic.

Steinberg’s senior marketing manager, Timo Wildenhain, comments: “Nuendo 7 will make a major impact on television and film post-production facilities, and with Audiokinetic at our side, we are confident that the smooth compatibility with Wwise will establish a sustainable position within the game industry.”

Belonging to the new features around game audio, the integration between Nuendo and Audiokinetic’s Wwise audio middleware solution allows mixdowns to be exported to Wwise via a simple drag-and-drop operation, bypassing file management operations and working seamlessly between Mac and Windows computers on a network. It is also possible to open the Nuendo project corresponding to an exported section directly from Wwise. Other useful tools for game sound designers and those dealing with a large number of audio files are the new Render Export feature that exports a free selection of audio files to a disk destination, including many individual options, and Render In Place for direct rendering within the project, making it available on a new audio track for further editing.

“One of Audiokinetic’s core focuses is to streamline the workflow of the interactive audio community. This integration with Nuendo 7 represents a great step towards that overall goal,” says Martin Dufour, CTO of Audiokinetic. “It will allow individuals to work more smoothly on their creation, and teams to collaborate more efficiently on their projects.”

At next week’s 2015 Game Developers Conference, taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, United States, Steinberg will be showing the first preview of Nuendo 7 at the Audiokinetic booth, no. 836.

More information: Steinberg / Nuendo 7

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Steinberg updates Cubasis app to v1.9

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Steinberg has released version 1.9 of Cubasis, the audio/MIDI sequencer app for iPad.

Cubasis FX Packs

The latest 1.9 update for our multitouch audio/MIDI sequencer on the iPad is now available through the App Store. Alongside the existing recording, mixing and arranging capabilities and many production tools, Cubasis now introduces in-app purchases, allowing you to buy additional features directly from inside the app.

First in-app purchases are two effects suites, each with six great-sounding effects processors:

FX Pack 1: Reverbs & Delays
Tape Delay, Stereo Delay, Long Delay, Stereo Width, Non-Linear Reverb, Early Reflections

FX Pack 2: Vintage FX
Pan & Tremolo, Rotary Speaker, Bit Reduction, TalkBox, Wah Pedal, Enhancer

Cubasis for iPad is available for purchase for $49 USD.

More information: Steinberg / Cubasis

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