iZotope releases Ozone 6 & Ozone 6 Advanced

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iZotope Ozone 6

iZotope has released Ozone 6, the latest version of the creative mastering suite for Windows and Mac.

Elevate a good-sounding mix to a professional-sounding master with Ozone. iZotope’s critically acclaimed mastering software has all the tools you need to produce a full and polished sound.

With a striking new interface and a modern workflow, Ozone 6 both guides and inspires your creativity at every step.

The Advanced version of Ozone 6 includes a powerful new Dynamic EQ that lives and breathes with your music, as well as eight component plug-ins and a suite of configurable meters.

iZotope Ozone 6

Changes in Ozone 6

  • New Analog Hardware-modeled EQ filter shapes — Harness the sonic characteristics of classic EQ designs with new filter shapes including Baxandall Bass and Treble filters and API-style Proportional Q filters. Also new to Ozone 6 are Band Shelf filters and Resonant High and Low shelves.
  • Surgical Mode — All digital linear-phase filters are now matched to analog shapes; however, Surgical Mode allows you to utilize the precision of digital shapes for extreme cuts with minimum slope.
  • Variable EQ Phase Control — Digital linear-phase filters now feature per-node variable phase control for subtly adding phase delay to smooth out boosts that may sound harsh.
  • Seamless Bypass — Audition changes to your audio by gain-matching bypassed audio to your Ozone-processed signal for faster and more accurate A/B testing.
  • Customizable Signal Chain — Host your third-party VST/AU plug-ins in the standalone application. Then build your mastering signal chain from scratch or load a preset and add, remove, and swap the order of modules.
  • Module Gain Meters — Monitor gain-staging across processing modules with Module Gain Meters that instantly illustrate where you’re boosting and cutting gain across your signal chain.
  • Transient Emphasis — Preserve rhythmic detail while maximizing loudness with Transient Emphasis, which adds smart emphasis to transients by preserving sharp attacks.
  • Diode and Dual Triode Exciter Modes — Modeled after actual hardware circuitry, these Exciter modes offer vintage saturation from subtle warmth to more pronounced edge.
  • Stereoize Control — Add width to narrow or mono recordings without introducing phase artifacts.
  • Variable Knee Compression — Get precise control over compression characteristics by choosing between hard and soft compression.
  • Dynamics Detection Enhancements — Simulate smoother analog-style compression with both High-Pass and API Thrust-inspired Tilt filters. Use the True Envelope detection mode for RMS-style compression (flat frequency response and low distortion) triggered equally across the frequency spectrum.
  • New Presets — All newly designed presets utilize the improvements introduced in Ozone 6 including new Component Plug-in Presets with Ozone Advanced.
  • Standalone Application — Now available as both a plug-in and as a standalone application, Ozone 6 adds a number of forward-thinking features that simplify traditional mastering workflows, including:
    • Automatic color-coded waveform segmentation.
    • Tops/tails trims and fades with multiple shape types.
    • Third-party plug-in hosting (VST/AU Support).
    • Single/all-track export with iZotope SRC (sample rate conversion).
    • Auto-adjusted MBIT+ Dither at output.
    • Fully contained project folders.

Changes in Ozone 6 Advanced

  • Dynamic EQ Module — Ozone Advanced adds the new Dynamic EQ module, an EQ that lives and breathes with your music. Harness the precision of an equalizer with the musical ballistics of a compressor. Integrated with an intuitive workflow, these processors work in concert to create a valuable mastering tool that excels where traditional EQs and compressors fail.
  • Dynamic EQ Component Plug-in — Ozone 6 Advanced also includes a component Dynamic EQ plug-in for use throughout your audio editing software signal chain.

Ozone 6 is available for purchase for the introductory price of $199 USD through November 13th, 2014 (regular $249 USD). Ozone 6 Advanced is $599 USD (regular $999 USD).

More information: iZotope / Ozone 6

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Boz Digital Labs releases Imperial Delay plugin

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Boz Digital Labs has launched Imperial Delay, a delay effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Boz Digital Labs Imperial Delay

Imperial Delay was designed from the beginning with two goals: Be the most powerful delay, and be easy to use. As it turns out, those two requirements tend to be at odds with each other. Some delays give you lots of control but require you to get out your lab coat and calculator in order to use it. Other delays sound great with only a couple knobs, but give you almost no options. Imperial Delay does both.

Every option that you would need in a delay is available at the twist of a single knob. If you need more control over those effects, you can enter the advanced controls and experiment to your heart’s content.

Boz Digital Labs’ new preset management system lets you save presets that go far beyond your DAW’s preset saving ability.

Imperial Delay for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available for purchase for the introductory price of $59 USD until November 11th, 2014 (MSRP $299 USD).

More information: Boz Digital Labs / Imperial Delay

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KV331 Audio updates SynthMaster plugin to v2.6.21

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KV331 Audio has released version 2.6.21 of its SynthMaster and SynthMaster Player instrument plug-ins for Windows and Mac.

KV331 Audio SynthMaster

This latest update vastly improves startup/waveform import time and adds a long time requested feature: A search text-box and button in the browser area that allows users to type in text to search for the presets they are looking for.

Additional changes in SynthMaster v2.6.21

  • New: Added support for reading 64-bit WAV files.
  • New: SynthMaster’s CPU Usage % is now displayed on the tooltip window.
  • New: SynthMaster now detects waveforms under subfolders of \Waveforms folder.
  • Fix: User waveforms are not imported correctly when folder name is longer than 31 characters.
  • Fix: Preset browser might jump suddenly when a new preset is selected.
  • Fix: Preset bank names are truncated on the Browser tab.
  • Fix: Preset browser scroller handle becomes almost invisible when all expansion banks are loaded.
  • Fix: Preset names/metadata are not displayed in sorted order.
  • Fix: MIDI learn for Easy Parameter 1 doesn’t work.
  • Fix: Global MIDI links are removed if loaded preset has its own MIDI mappings.
  • Fix: Low cutoff values of digital HP filters create noisy output.

SynthMaster for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available for purchase starting at $49 USD.

More information: KV331 Audio

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LVC-Audio Giveaway – Win one of 5 effect plugins

LVC-Audio is offering rekkerd.org readers a chance to win 1 of 5 free copies of any of its paid effect plug-ins for Windows and Mac.

LVC-Audio ClipShifter

ClipShifter 2 is a wave-shaping audio plugin that functions like a clipping-style limiter.

It provides enough user controls to be useful in all mixing stages: from distorting basses and drums, to maximizing mix buses and warming-up overall mixes.

The sonic characteristics of the clipping distortion can be altered from hard, brickwall-style clipping, to softer saturation with compression.

LVC-Audio Transector

Transector is an aggressive transient-designing audio plugin, used to attenuate various transient qualities of an audio signal.

Use it to boost the initial attack of various instruments, such as adding more crack to a snare or kick drum. Simultaneously, you can use Transector to alter the decaying portion of audio.

This is useful in many situations, such as decreasing the decay of a vocal track, or reducing to amount of room ambiance in drum tracking.

LVC-Audio HotPhuzz

HotPhuzz is a saturation designer plugin.

It is a creative tool that specializes in the creation of distinct saturation tones. HotPhuzz uses a multiband distortion process to create vintage, modern, and unique saturation effects.

Although HotPhuzz can be pushed into over distortion, it excels at creating more moderate saturation sounds. You can call the sounds whatever terms you like, but it still sounds good.

LVC-Audio PreAMPed

PreAMPed is an audio plugin that recreates many of the qualities of analog preamplifiers.

This includes subtle EQ response curves, low- and high- frequency saturation, differences between left and right signals, crosstalk, noise, transformer/coil impulse response, and saturation and EQ changes due to gain changes.

LVC-Audio TonedPLUS

TonedPLUS is a specialized tone shaping plugin with selectable analog modeling.

Expanding on the concept of the free plugin Toned, TonedPLUS is designed primarily for use in the mastering process or on two-track audio busses.

TonedPLUS uses two distinct equalization processes: a three-band tone-shaping matrix, and a specially designed high pass (HP) filter.

For a change to win one of these plug-ins, simply leave a comment below and tell us which plug-in you would like to win.

The deadline for entering the giveaway is October 31st, 2014, 12.00pm. The winners will be chosen randomly and notified shortly after.

Good luck!

More information: LVC-Audio

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Loomer updates Aspect synth plugin to v1.7.17

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Loomer has released version 1.7.17 of Aspect, a synthesizer instrument for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Loomer Aspect

Aspect is a 32-note polyphonic software instrument that combines a great-sounding, powerful synthesis engine, with a flexible semi-modular architecture and unparalleled ease of use. The core of Aspect’s superb sound are two analog modeled oscillators, each capable of producing a powerful selection of raw waveforms, and dual filters that can be routed in series, in parallel, or even blended into unique combinations.

Changes in Aspect v1.7.17

  • New: AAX 64-bit Native plug-ins for Windows and Mac OS X.
  • Fixed (Mac OS X VST): UI now renders correctly on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
  • Fixed: Polyphonic aftertouch now works correctly for all presets.
  • Feature: Keyboard entry of rotary parameter values. Rotary controls can now be typed directly into by clicking on the text value below the control.
  • Improvement: Improved performance on real-time and very low-latency systems.
  • Improvement (Windows): The 32-bit and 64-bit VST plug-ins are now installed as separate components. You can choose which one (s) to install, as well as selecting different install folders for each architecture.
  • Feature (Linux): Added “Show Directory” to the preset browser, which will will reveal the selected preset directory in your window manager.
  • Improvement (Mac OS X): Installer and all installed components are now signed in compliance with Mac OS X’s Gatekeeper system.
  • Improvement: Significantly improved UI response speed; reduced CPU usage when parameters are automated whilst the UI is open.
  • Improvement (Linux): Presets and configuration files are now located to comply with the XDG Base Directory Specification. Older installations will still use any existing preset library location to maintain backwards compatibility.
  • Fixed (Mac OS X Audio Unit): Fixed minor memory leak in parameter names.

Aspect is available for purchase for £65 GBP (excl. VAT).

More information: Loomer / Aspect

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