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on Jan 07, 2014 - 0 comments
CEntrance has announced a crowd-funding effort to speed up the production of MixerFace, its new mobile recording interface for smartphones and tablets.
MixerFace connects professional microphones with smartphones, tablets and laptops. The small, battery-powered mobile device includes two studio-grade microphone preamps and rich digital connectivity options, enabling professional-quality recording on the go.
The new product comes on the heels of CEntrance’s successful “HiFi-M8″ (pronounced HiFi-Mate) portable DAC and headphone amp for the audiophile listening community. MixerFace integrates the smart phone into the audio production workflow, creating mobile recording capability for the modern, on-the-go musician, broadcaster and VO artist.
- Two custom, discrete, boutique microphone preamps, based on our new, low-noise dbpre technology.
- Each input features a Neutrik combo XLR jack with mic / line inputs and a wide-range gain control. Inputs can accommodate a guitar pedal board, as well as keyboards and other XLR or 1/4″ audio sources.
- A Hi-Z input has been requested and may be added.
- Two LED level indicators per channel (green for signal present, red for peak)
- 48V phantom power for using professional condenser microphones. Switchable per channel.
- 24-bit / 192kHz A/D and D/A converters.
- An innovative monitoring and mixing section that allows to pan each channel and control the dry/wet signal mix in the headphones.
- Loud headphone amplifier with digital volume control.
- Fully portable operation. Fits right underneath the phone, straps right to it and serves as a cradle, forming one device to hold.
- Works with old 30-pin iPhones and new lightning connector-based iPhones. Shorter cable options will be available as well.
The Indiegogo campaign aims to raise $52,000 USD by January 31, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
MixerFace is set for release in April 2014 and will be priced at $599 USD, while Indiegogo contributors can save a significant amount and be the first to receive the new product well in advance of stores.
More information: MixerFace
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on Dec 31, 2013 - 0 comments
Plugin Boutique has launched a sale for the Sonar X3 music production software for Windows by Cakewalk.
Create music in any style with cutting-edge instruments, effects, and creative tools. Thanks to the award-winning Skylight user interface, SONAR X3 lets you move seamlessly in your production workspace, instantly going from recording to editing to mixing and back again.
Produce flawless tracks with the 64-Bit Double Precision audio engine and upload polished mixes directly to YouTube and SoundCloud. Plus, SONAR X3 lets you do it all without limiting the number of tracks and plugins; all while supporting the latest technologies like VST3, multi-touch, and Gobbler cloud save.
Cakewalk Sonar X3 is available at a 50% discount at Plugin Boutique on December 31st, 2013.
More information: Plugin Boutique / Sonar X3
Fiedler Audio has released version 1.2 of AD 480 Reverb, a reverb app for iOS.
The AD 480 is the first professional reverb effect app for your iDevices. In the studio, on stage, on the road or simply on your sofa – with the AD 480 you get a flexible effect you can use anywhere you might be. It works as a stand alone effect app (especially well with a connected audio interface) or inside Audiobus.
Changes in AD 480 Reverb v1.2
- InterApp Audio.
- Audio Recording, Playback and Offline Processing.
- Import and Export of Audio Files.
- iTunes Library Access.
- Dynamic Upgrade (all present versions of the AD 480 on your iDevice are automatically upgraded to the highest version installed, i.e. if you have AD 480 free, basic and pro installed, they all become pro!).
- AD 480 free got a mix fader.
- AD 480 basic got inApp purchase for upgrading to pro.
The AD 480 Reverb is available to purchase for $3.99 USD (Basic) / $14.99 USD (Pro). A free version is also available.
More information: Fiedler Audio / AD 480 Reverb
Soundiron has announced the release of Phonautograms v2.0, an upgraded and expanded collection of atmospheric instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt.
This historic instrument is drawn from some of mankind’s earliest known sound recordings, drawn from archival source carefully restored by First Sounds. Based on inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville’s 1860 “Gamme de la Voix” vocal scale recording, this collection features playable vintage chromatic sustains, as well as newly crafted modern sound-designed creative ambient and electro-percussive content.
For the new version we’ve expanded the sample content by tenfold and added a custom Kontakt user interface that features automatable dynamic volume swelling, note attack, note release, sample start offset and pitch transposition. We also added nearly 200 MB of new ambient material crafted from the source in the form of 31 synths, evolving soundscapes and dark atmospheres. We also created a variety of newly resynthesized percussive hits and FX from the source, building a unique kit with 41 electro kicks, snares, hats, toms and fx. Our custom DSP effects rack is also featured for Kontakt, featuring customizable distortion, EQ, filter, delay and much more. The convolution reverb effect contains 70 custom-recorded environmental and FX impulse responses.
The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $5 USD until December 25th, 2013 (regular $10 USD). During this sale, a free copy of the special edition Sleighbells multisample library (283 MB) is included with a purchase of Phonautograms.
More information: Soundiron / Phonautograms
Single Cell Software has released Caustic 3, a music creation tool inspired by rack-mount synthesizers/samplers rigs.
Caustic is a music creation tool that uses various synthesizers, samplers and effects to create songs.
Limitless combinations of instruments and sounds means Caustic can be used to create music of various styles, even though the app’s main focus is electronic music.
Changes in Caustic 3
- 14 machine slots.
- 6 new synth types (10 total).
- 8 new insert effects (16 total).
- Dedicated mastering section.
- Live note recording.
- WAV / sample editor.
- Microphone sampling.
- Pattern automation.
- Automation editing.
- Note quantize toggle.
- FTP file transfer.
Caustic is available to purchase for iOS and Android for $9.99 USD. The Windows desktop version is free.
More information: Single Cell Software / Caustic 3
iMusicAlbum has released version 1.1 of Master FX, an effect processor app for iPad.
Master FX it is multipurpose effect processor for guitar, synthesizer and voice, providing a wide range of high-quality and creative effects options for audio processing.
Includes a broad selection of audio processing options, comprehensive presets system, flexible audio routing options for connecting effect modules, audio player and recorder, low latency and highest quality of audio processing.
Changes in Master FX v1.1
- Inter-App Audio supported.
- Waveform view of player files.
- Loop mode for playback.
- Improved compressor module.
- Several new presets.
- New color schemes of visual interface.
- Built-in description updated.
- Some bugs fixed.
The app is available to purchase for $11.99 USD.
More information: Audio Mastering Studio / Master FX
Dmitry Sches has released version 1.30 of Diversion, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
This time the update is not huge, but quite interesting. The update is all about samples. Diversion can play samples and do granular synthesis, though there is no support for AIFF and multisamples, for now just WAV.
In order to make fun from all of this, there is record button added to Diversion. Now you can click record button, play MIDI and record output audio. In a single menu click you can insert the recorded sample back into oscillator and continue over again.
Apart from samples, there are lots of minor fixes for GUI and stability both for Mac and Win.
Changes in Diversion v1.30
- Added sample playback support, including granular synthesis.
- Added output audio recording feature.
- Many minor stability fixes.
Diversion for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase at a discounted price of $89 USD (regular $169 USD) until January 15th, 2014.
More information: Dmirty Sches / Diversion
Prism House Samples Vol 4 is the fourth in a series of free sample packs featuring found sounds recorded by Brian Wenner of the Brooklyn-based Prism House.
“Prism House Samples Vol. 4″ is a collection of 80 license-free found sound recordings created exclusively in a large warehouse space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The pack includes natural percussion hits and unique loops recorded in Mid-Side using the Zoom H2N field recorder.
Prism House is an audio/visual duo from Brooklyn, NY who has released an EP entitled Reflections in 2013 and is prepping more material for release in early 2014.
Prism House Samples Vol. 3Size: 39.26 MB
The three previous volumes of free found sounds can be downloaded here.
More information: Prism House (Facebook) / Prism House (SoundCloud)