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Blue Cat updates PatchWork to v1.2 & MB-7 Mixer to v2.2

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Blue Cat Audio has released version 1.2 of PatchWork and version 2.2 of MB-7 Mixer, a new version of its audio plug-ins that can host third party VST plug-ins.

Blue Cat's PatchWork

With Blue Cat’s PatchWork 1.2, Blue Cat Audio has added flexible MIDI routing capabilities to its “universal plug-ins patchbay”: it is now possible to connect hosted plug-ins together or with the host application to send and receive MIDI messages.

For both plug-ins, this new version also brings the ability to rename plug-ins instances, as well as several performance and compatibility improvements (full list below).

Changes in PatchWork v1.2

  • MIDI Routing: custom MIDI routes can be created to connect plug-ins together and with the host application, to send and receive MIDI messages.
  • Mono to stereo processing: the plug-in can now be used as a mono to stereo plug-in and process mono tracks with stereo effects in hosts that support it.
  • The “Parameters Map” menu item is now checked when a parameter is mapped.

Changes in PatchWork v1.2 & MB-7 Mixer v2.2

  • Plug-in instance Renaming: it is now possible to give a name to each instance of a plug-in.
  • Improved performance of undo tracking when loading presets for plug-ins with many parameters.
  • Improved performance when changing the size of the plug-in user interface.
  • Fixed keyboard stealing issue in many host applications when sub plug-ins editors are opened (except 32-bit applications on Mac).
  • Fixed compatibility issue with Pro Tools 9 on Mac (random crashes).
  • Fixing crashes with some plug-ins requesting information while being opened.

Blue Cat’s PatchWork: 59 EUR/$79 USD, MB-7 Mixer is 99 EUR/$129 USD. The update is free for existing customers.

More information: Blue Cat Audio

KV331 Audio updates SynthMaster to v2.6.15

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KV331 Audio has released version 2.6.15 of its SynthMaster and SynthMaster Player synthesizer instruments for Windows and Mac.

KV331 Audio SynthMaster
KV331 Audio’s SynthMaster Player with SM-800x skin.

This major update brings support for Avid’s AAX format: SynthMaster and SynthMaster Player now run as native 64-bit AAX instruments inside Pro Tools 11 on both Windows and Mac OS X platforms.

There are also other important additions, such as: A new skin for SynthMaster Player and more factory presets for both SynthMaster Player and Player Free.

Changes in SynthMaster v2.6.15

  • Added AAX version of SynthMaster&SynthMaster Player (32/64-bits on Win/Mac platforms).
  • SynthMaster Player skins are now included with SynthMaster as well.
  • Added MIDI Learn for XYPad controls.
  • Added delete preset feature (by right clicking on a preset).
  • Added random waveform selection for oscillators (by right clicking on an osc waveform).
  • Added listbox scroll using mouse wheel.
  • Added preset bank import feature.
  • Updated SynthMaster&SynthMaster User Manuals.
  • All SynthMaster&SynthMaster Player installers are now digitally signed.
  • Changed Unison implementation to better manage resources.
  • Users can now set the default preset to be used when initializing a new instance’s settings.
  • Users can now search presets by typing in text inside preset search textbox.
  • Users can now load a preset randomly selected from current filtered presets list.
  • Added SM-800X skin for SynthMaster Player.
  • SynthMaster Player now contains 800 factory presets.
  • SynthMaster Player free now contains 200 factory presets.
  • Fixes:
    • SynthMaster AU doesn’t respond to up/down keyboard events to change current preset.
    • SynthMaster VST/AU doesn’t normalize discrete parameter values between 0 and 1, causing incompatibilities with many host applications.
    • Selecting a Player skin crashes SynthMaster.
    • Updated factory presets that have missing easy parameters.
    • SynthMaster doesn’t read samples under \SynthMaster\Samples folder.
    • SynthMaster doesn’t read waveforms under My Documents< \SynthMaster\Waveforms folder.
    • SynthMaster doesn’t remember the last folder presets were saved to.
    • Resetting settings of a section might crash SynthMaster.
    • Pasting settings of a section from clipboard might crash SynthMaster.
    • Loading settings of a section from a partial preset file might crash SynthMaster.
    • Changing the value of skin dropdown using mouse wheel crashes SynthMaster.
    • Changing the value of scale dropdown using mouse wheel crashes SynthMaster.
    • “Preset Skin”, “Polyphony”, “Preset Quality”, “Preset Scale”, “Preset Buffer Size” parameters are not saved/loaded correctly for SynthMaster Player.

The update is now available to download for Windows and Mac (incl. demo versions).

More information: KV331 Audio

McDSP announces Avid S3L support for its HD product line

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McDSP

McDSP has announced that its entire McDSP HD product line now supports Avid S3L.

Take the power of McDSP plug-ins from the studio to the stage, and back again, with the release of Avid S3L support for all McDSP HD v5 plug-ins. McDSP has qualified all its AAX DSP plug-ins to operate on the S3L systems, and even added a few improvements to better support the S3 control surface. McDSP plug-ins like the new AE400 Active Equalizer, and bundles like Live Pack and even Everything Pack, now include support for this new modular, networked live sound system from Avid.

McDSP HD v5 plug-ins include support for AAX DSP, AAX Native, TDM, RTAS, and Audio Unit (AU) plug-in formats. S3L compatible installers are available now at the McDSP web site downloads section.

McDSP support for the Avid S3L systems is available as a free update to v5 customers. Customers not already owning v5 McDSP plug-ins can purchase upgrades from the McDSP online store.

More information: McDSP

FXpansion Etch filter plugin 50% off at Plugin Boutique

Plugin Boutique has launched a Flash Friday sale on Etch, the analogue-modelled filtering device by FXpansion.

FXpansion Etch

FXpansion is proud to present Etch, a versatile filtering effect based on DCAM circuit-modelled technology.

Featuring dual filter blocks with additional distortion and compression alongisde a huge range of modulation possibilities, Etch can do amazing things to all kinds of audio material.

Etch features

  • DCAM-modelled filtering, distortion and compression.
  • OTA-array, SVF, Sallen-Key and comb filter types.
  • Wide variety of multi-mode filter responses.
  • 4 distortion types and a simple, effective 1-knob compressor.
  • 2 LFOs, envelope follower, sample-and-hold and triggered envelope.
  • TransMod system for deep modulation possibilities.
  • Secondary side-chain input and full MIDI control in compatible hosts.
  • 32-bit and 64-bit support.
  • VST, AU & RTAS plugin formats on Mac OSX 10.6.2 & Windows 7.

Etch is available from Plugin Boutique at a 50% discount until April 21st, 2014.

More information: Plugin Boutique / Etch

IK Multimedia releases EQ 73 & EQ 81 models in T-RackS CS 4.6

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IK Multimedia has announced version 4.6 of T-RackS CS (Custom Shop), featuring the EQ 73 and the EQ 81, two new must-have British EQ models that provide the warmth and tone heard on countless recordings around the globe.

T-RackS CS EQ 73 / EQ 81

EQ 73

The new T-RackS EQ 73 model is based upon a classic British hardware unit that is universally acknowledged as the most used preamp in music recording history. The original “class A” device has a sonic signature almost instantly recognizable to engineers and recording enthusiasts the world over. Thanks to its unique and innovative circuitry the signal passing through it becomes thick and bold making every instrument stand out with audible fullness. The T-Racks EQ 73 model captures this nuance so that even in the DAW environment the tone stays intact.

The EQ 73 is an extraordinary EQ, and our engineers went the extra mile to make sure the part of the preamp circuitry functionality was captured as well — a feature no other emulation on the market has included. The interaction between the preamp and the EQ section is what makes this legendary EQ so desirable. The gain range is so wide that many color shades can be found. At lower settings it adds some harmonic coloration that will make kicks or snare fatter and punchier. Going up the gain hill moves it into downright distortion with an analog saturation rarely found in DAW plug ins. This is a killer function that adds that elusive “analog” character to a sterile sounding track, or provides a new creative effect.

EQ 81

Following in the footsteps of its older sibling, the EQ 81 takes the word versatility even further; the EQ section is composed of 4 independent frequency bands, rounded out by high and low pass filters to eliminate unwanted frequencies from the signal. This EQ powerhouse is at home in practically any mixing work where there is the need to sculpt the tone of a track with precision and musicality. Plus, adding to the versatility is the ability of the high and low shelving bands to become peaking type if needed.

As with the EQ 73 model, IK Engineers made sure the preamp circuitry modeling was ultra-accurate and usable. It’s class A/B circuit design delivers another range of tonal coloration, and while the EQ section is so accurately modeled in the EQ 81, its interaction with the preamp stage is what really sets the module apart providing identical sonic hardware performance not found in other digital models. Countless hours were spent not only in making sure the EQ curves are dead-on accurate, but that the preamp response and overall module interaction was faithful to the original hardware unit.

Both the EQ 73 and the EQ 81 models have the dual concentric knobs found on the original units “separated” for easier and faster shaping, and the unit offers improved readability of the knob positions for quick adjustment.

The T-RackS Model EQ 73 and Model EQ 81 are available for the introductory price of $124.99 USD / 99.99 EUR (excl. VAT) or 125 Custom Shop Credits.

More information: IK Multimedia / T-RackS Custom Shop

Cableguys updates Curve, FilterShaper and WaveShaper CM

Cableguys

Cableguys has announced updates for its Curve, FilterShaper and WaveShaper CM plug-ins.

In some setups, using a flat waveform in an oscillator could lead to erroneous output in Curve, which we fixed. And we’ve also fixed a UI bug which could occur after editing macros in Curve or MIDI assignments in Curve, FilterShaper or WaveShaper CM. Download the new versions of Curve and FilterShaper.

You can get Curve 2 CM and WaveShaper CM for free with Computer Music Magazine and Curve 2 BE for free with the German Beat Magazine.

More information: Cableguys

HoRNet Plug-Ins releases DeeLay effect plugin

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HoRNet Plug-Ins has launched HoRNet DeeLay, a vintage digital dub delay effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

HoRNet DeeLay

The vintage button gives the HoRNet DeeLay that typical early 90s sound where digital was still imperfect and with a character of its own.

The DeeLay can make endless feedback loops and changing the delay time changes the pitch of the buffer creating funny and interesting noises, the time parameter can be modulated with an LFO allowing the creation of futuristic wobbling sounds.

Since the delay is digital it has all the robotic artifacts of modulated digital delays instead of the smooth action of an analog emulated delay.

Try it on vocals, guitars or anything that needs space, the HoRNet DeeLay will surprise you with it’s spacey yet focused sound.

HoRNet DeeLay features

  • Delay time up to 5000ms.
  • Sync mode from 1/16th to 1bar.
  • Capable of endless delay generation.
  • LFO from 0.1Hz to 10Hz.
  • Time modulation.
  • Vintage mode with 12bit ADC emulation.
  • Mac OS X (>=10.5 intel only) and Windows support.
  • 64bit compatibility both on Mac and Windows.
  • Audio Units VST2.4, VST3 and RTAS format.

HoRNet DeeLay is available for purchase for 7.99 EUR.

More information: HoRNet Plug-Ins / HoRNet DeeLay

Plugin Boutique launches AAS Tassman 4 Flash Sale – 50% off

Plugin Boutique has announced a flash sale on the Tassman 4 modular synthesizer by Applied Acoustics Systems, offering a 50% discount for a limited time.

AAS Tassman 4

Tassman is an extremly rich modular sound synthesis environment based on physical modeling. It is both an impressive collection of unique synths and effect processors, and a tightly integrated synthesis studio which lets you customize instruments in any way you wish or even create your own from scratch.

Tassman 4 features

  • Audio bit-depth and sample rates up to 24-bit/192?kHz.
  • MIDI and host automation support.
  • MIDI Program Change support.
  • Host tempo synchronization.
  • Standalone operation—no host application required.

Tassman 4 for Windows and Mac is available at a 50% discount from Plugin Boutique until April 14th, 2014.

More information: Plugin Boutique / Tassman 4