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on Apr 03, 2014 - 0 comments
Plugin Boutique has announced a limited time sale on the CLA-76 compressor/limiter effect plug-in by Waves.
Inspired by two highly-desirable revisions of the famed mid-60s Class A line level limiting amplifier, both versions of the CLA-76 (“Blacky” and “Bluey”) offer the superfast attack (as quick as 50 microseconds!) that made the originals studio legends.
With an exclusive “ALL” control that recreates the original’s explosive “All-Ratio-Buttons-In” mode, plus modeled pre-amp distortion for that extra edge, the CLA-76 delivers some of the most powerful drum sounds imaginable.
- Modeled compressor plugin.
- Based on the famed mid-’60s Class A line level limiting amplifier.
- Superfast attack.
- Sounds excellent on drums.
- Exclusive ALL controlZero latency.
- Pre-amp distortion modeling.
The plug-in is available from Plugin Boutique for $120 USD until April 30th, 2014.
More information: Plugin Boutique / Waves CLA-76
Audio Assault has updated its GrindMachine effect plug-in for Windows and Mac to version 1.2, which includes the release of RTAS/AU/VST/VST3 versions for Mac OS X.
Grind Machine is the ultimate metal tone monster. No need to tweak, just plug Grind Machine into your track and enjoy instant mix ready tones that cut through your mix effortlessly.
Changes in GrindMachine v1.2
- GUI overhaul.
- Noise gate.
- DJENT pedal.
- 2 new amps.
- Multiplatform plugin formats.
The plug-in is available to purchase for $29.99 USD. A free version is also available.
More information: Audio Assault / GrindMachine
u-he has released rev 2211 of its ACE, Diva, Filterscape, MFM, Podolski, Satin, Triple Cheese, Uhbik, Zebra, and ZebraCM plug-ins.
In an effort to become more agile we’re going to offer more frequent updates of our stuff. Whenever we change any code, we always build all products for all platforms. So we also have all products with the most recent changes, improvements and bug fixes, but also with the latest bugs – some of which we might not experience in our environment. So by puting out latest builds we hope to provide bug fixes early, and also get early feedback on bugs that just happened. Which then get fixed quickly.
Changes in rev 2211
- hopefully fixed possible crash on PT auto save (AAX).
- fixed possible crash on closing down VST3 versions.
- fixed possible crash when unloading Diva.
- fixed permissions issue in VST2 Mac directory (this time, no tampering at all).
- workaround for Maschine hang.
- fix for wrong settings folder in Pro Tools.
- fixed missing string representation in VST2 automation.
- fixed potential memory problem at high samplerates (Diva, maybe Satin).
- fixed possible crash in Diva digital Osc.
- fixed possible crash in Diva Rotary Effect.
- fixed possible crash in Preset save.
- removed few more memory leaks.
- improved Map Editors (ACE/Zebra).
- Added high-precision CPU meter (internal use, logging only atm).
The new revision of u-he plug-ins is available to download from the u-he forum at KVR Audio.
More information: u-he
PSP Audioware has released version 2.0.4 of PSP Neon HR, a linear phase equalizer plug-in for Windows and Mac.
PSP Neon offers eight bands of equalization, each of which can be assigned one of seven filter types.
PSP Neon uses frequency-domain fast convolution based linear phase algorithms for the best balance between CPU efficiency and phase accuracy. For those who want to use the excellent analog-modeled PSP Neon filters in even more CPU critical applications, you can even toggle off the linear phase mode and take advantage of PSP Neon’s minimum phase error Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) mode!
PSP Neon also features one of our most user friendly interfaces ever, offering unparalleled easy of workflow. Once you experience for yourself the pristine, transparent response and intuitive design of this plug-in, we believe it will become your “go to” linear phase equalizer for mastering and other critical audio applications.
Changes in PSP Neon HR v2.0.4
- Pro Tools AAX 64-bit for Windows & Mac OS X.
- Minor bugs fixed.
PSP Neon HR for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available to purchase for just $99 USD until March 30th, 2014 (regular $149 USD).
More information: PSP Audioware / PSP Neon HR
Sample Magic has released version 1.2 of its Magic AB referencing plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Magic AB is a simple, powerful reference tool that allows you to switch between the audio you are working on and up to nine tracks in an instant.
The update fixes several issues, including mp3 loading on Windows, and it future-proofs against potential problems that may arise when updating the host DAW, with specific improvements for Logic, Cubase, Wavelab and more.
Sample Magic recommends that all customers update to V1.1.2 by logging into the MY PLUGINS members area at www.samplemagic.com and downloading the most recent version of Magic AB.
To check which version you are running, click on the PREFS tab on the lower part of the plugin. The waveform display will change to show you the version number.
Changes in Magic AB v1.2
- Fixed mp3 loading failure > PC: On previous versions, occasional mp3s failed to load due to third party tagging. Magic AB now loads all mp3 files, including Beatport and iTunes files.
- GUI fixes > Mac: Static GUI window in Cubase 7.5 and Wavelab 8 now works as it should when running in 32-bit.
- Mac validation > Mac: AU validation failed in previous version under Mavericks OS. The AU now passes validation in Mavericks.
Magic AB for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available for £29.90 GBP.
More information: Sample Magic / Magic AB
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on Mar 21, 2014 - 0 comments
Plugin Boutique has launched a Flash Friday sale on the PSP MasterComp compressor effect plug-in by PSP Audioware.
PSP MasterComp is a high fidelity stereo dynamics processor (plug-in VST, RTAS for Windows; AudioUnit, RTAS, VST for Mac OSX Universal Binary). Its double-precision (64-bit floating point) and double-sampled (FAT – Frequency Authentication Technique) processing offers transparency even at extreme compression settings and high sample rates.
PSP MasterComp version 1.7.0 installer includes two version of the plug-in:
- PSP MasterComp, which is mainly designed for mastering compression and expansion,
- PSP MicroComp disgined for using on buses and track processing during mixing.
The sale ends March 24th, 2014.
More information: Plugin Boutique / PSP MasterComp
Blue Cat Audio has released an update of 8 audio plug-ins to fix a few compatibility issues and improve the experience on newer systems.
This update includes new versions for Blue Cat’s Dynamics (broadband dynamics processor), MB-5 Dynamix (multiband dynamics processor), FreqAnalyst Pro (spectrum analyzer), StereoScope Pro (stereo field analyzer), the Blue Cat’s Parametr’EQ series (Parametric equalizers) and Blue Cat’s Remote Control (virtual control surface).
Changes in the update
- Fixed 64-bit VST MIDI Events not sent for the first output parameter in the list.
- Windows VST installer now detects the VST plug-ins path and remembers previous install location for updates.
- Fixed Audio Unit validation issue on OSX Mavericks/Logic Pro X.
- Fixed VST plug-in window frame not showing in Cubase 7.5 (32-bit) on Mac.
- Fixed VST version that could not be loaded in Audio Hijack (Mac).
The update is now available to downloaf for existing customers free of charge.
More information: Blue Cat Audio
Eisenberg has announced the availability of EINKLANG Extended, a bundle of the EINKLANG software synthesizer and 5 Tone Packs.
Eisenberg’s EINKLANG is a soft synth like no other. After all, a dictionary defines a synthesizer — somewhat simplistically — as an electronic musical instrument that produces a wide variety of sounds by generating and combining signals of different frequencies. Whereas synthesizers traditionally do this according to a strict set of technical parameters, EINKLANG resynthesizes sounds using instrument models based on Eisenberg’s Artificial Intelligence Studio Technology (AIST), allowing it to understand the structures of sounds and remember specific nuances of different instruments so you don’t have to. Lowering the pitch of a cello affects its timbre in a different way to lowering the pitch of a french horn, for example — just like their real-world counterparts. Conversely, you can even detune a single string from a cello — detuning its overtones, in other words, which is physically impossible for monophonic one-dimensional resonators such as a single string. Clever stuff!
Similarly, those instrument models can be tweaked directly using the minimal TIMBRE, LOUDNESS, and MODULATION musical parameter groups — all of which affect the sound more deeply than might first appear possible, thanks to that powerful AIST engine. Elsewhere, instrument models are also morphed seamlessly from one sound to another using the MORPHING triangle with three slots for tone colours. Cleverly, EINKLANG is the first synthesizer to introduce a strong synaesthetic link between sound and colour with all GUI controls responding to MORPHING triangle relationships in corresponding colours — just like white light is able to travel through the colour spectrum in additive colour synthesis. Morph three tone colours together as one and everything is illuminated in pure white. It’s all in einklang (agreement). As a result, musicians can concentrate on doing what they do best — making musical sounds, without having to first familiarise themselves with overwhelming technology.
EINKLANG itself comes complete with 150 tone colours for morphing purposes, ranging from acoustic to synthetic. But by bundling it with RED Tone Pack, GREEN Tone Pack, and BLUE Tone Pack, plus the recently-released premium WHITE Tone Pack and BLACK Tone Pack, Eisenberg has considerably extended its sonic reach — so much so that it’s almost like playing a completely new EINKLANG each time!
EINKLANG Extended is available to purchase for 239 EUR / $239 USD.
More information: Eisenberg / Einklang