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Single Cell Software updates Caustic for iOS & Android to v3.0.1

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Single Cell Software Caustic 3

Single Cell Software has updated its Caustic music app for iOS and Android to version 3.0.1.

Caustic 3 is a music creation tool inspired by rack-mount synthesizers / samplers rigs.
Everything is real-time and optimized for mobile devices.

Changes in Caustic v3.0.1

  • Support for more .instr file formats.
  • Fix for loading ZIP instrument format.
  • Fixed occasional crash bug when deleting patterns.
  • [iOS] Fix for audio coming out of phone receiver instead of speaker on iPhone.
  • [iOS] Fix for Caustic’s audio cutting out when returning from other apps.
  • [iOS] Fix for stuck MIDI notes.
  • [iOS] Fix for missing .MID import.
  • [iOS] SoundFont import tweaks.
  • [iOS] Added advanced option to fill screen in landscape on iPad.
  • [Android] Allow .MID file import in demo.
  • [Android] Disable mic on certain Tegra devices.
  • [Android] Improved MIDI device detection.

Caustic for iOS and Android is available to purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: Single Cell Software / Caustic

Bitwig launches Bitwig Studio on March 26, 2014

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Bitwig Studio

Bitwig has announced that it will launch its Bitwig Studio software on March 26th, 2014.

BITWIG STUDIO is a new and innovative music creation, recording, and performance software that supports all three major computing platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Combining traditional arrangement sequencing with modern performance-oriented clip launching workflows, BITWIG STUDIO is the ultimate solution for realizing all your musical ideas across every stage of production.

BITWIG STUDIO offers a state-of-the-art audio engine under the hood, with full multi-processing support, a unified modulation system, 32/64-bit VST plugin bridging, and VST plugin crash protection.

BITWIG STUDIO comes with over 50 included devices. Conventional Instruments (Polysynth, FM-4, Organ, Sampler and analog-style Drum Modules) and FX (Delays, Equalizers, Compressors), as well as Container devices (to build parallel instrument or effect chains), Note FX, and Modulator devices (additional controllers like LFOs, envelope followers and step sequencers for modulating any other device). Extend this collection with your favorite VST effects and instruments, and use them side by side with BITWIG STUDIO internal devices.

Bitwig Studio
Main screen of the Bitwig Studio music creation, recording & performance software.

Bitwig Studio features

  • Cross-platform DAW (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux).
  • Intuitive non-linear sequencing for the studio and beyond.
  • Full multi-core and multi-processor support.
  • VST 2.4 support with built-in 32/64-bit bridging and plug-in crash protection.
  • Proprietary time-stretching technology.
  • Multi-display support for up to 3 displays.
  • Tabbed document interface for multiple projects open at once with drag-and-drop between them.
  • Over 50 included devices, including conventional Instruments (Polysynth, FM-4, Organ, Sampler and analog-style Drum Modules) and FX (Delays, Equalizers, Compressors), as well as Container devices (to build parallel instrument or effect chains), Note FX, and Modulator devices (additional controllers like LFOs and step sequencers for modulating any other device)..
  • Unified Modulation System: Use Macro Controls, Note Expressions, LFOs, and Envelope Followers to modulate any device parameter, including nested internal devices and even VST plug-ins.
  • Advanced layered editing.
  • Note and Audio expressions, including per-note Micro-Pitch Control.
  • Dynamic Object Inspector: Select multiple notes or events and edit them together with the interactive parameter histogram, easily adding variations as you go.
  • Automatic sample slicing to both Sampler or Drum Machine.
  • Multiple audio events per clip: Automatically cut up samples and rearrange them on the fly in the Detail Editor.
  • Dedicated Device Panel Mappings with color-coded knobs and buttons for an overview at a glance.
  • Support for various MIDI controllers out of the box.
  • Sound Content: Over one thousand presets and sounds, 3 GB of factory content: Drum Machines (808, 909… Percussion), Acoustic Drums, multi-sampled instruments like Wurlitzer, Rhodes, Vibraphone, Marimba, Acoustic and Electric Bass, Sampled Drum and Instrument loops, Various Sound FX, and additional partner content.
  • Open Controller API: Create and customize functionality for virtually any MIDI controller, including scripting access to nearly every feature of BITWIG STUDIO.

Upon release, Bitwig Studio will be available to purchase for $449.99 USD (MSRP)/$399.99 USD (MAP)/329 EUR. The download version will cost $399 USD/299 EUR.

Bitwig will showcase its debut product during the Winter NAMM 2014 in Anaheim (Hall C, Booth 5000).

Bitwig staff will be available for product demonstrations, and to answer questions regarding BITWIG STUDIO. Attendees will get a first look at the possibilities using the Open Controller API included in BITWIG STUDIO, which allows for custom controller integration above and beyond standard static midi control templates.

Bitwig’s partners Nektar, Livid Instruments and Novation are among the first to offer products that not only work with standard note and controller input, but offer a deeper integration within BITWIG STUDIO. Dedicated mixer control, clip launching, step-sequencing, device navigation and dynamic device parameter mappings – Bitwig’s Open Controller scripting API offers unprecedented possibilities to integrate hardware and software. The API, documentation and the scripts are accessible to everyone, from the end user to third party companies.

More information: Bitwig

Rattly And Raw releases The Cassamplerette for Kontakt

Rattly And Raw Cassamplerette

Rattly And Raw has announced the release of The Cassamplerette, a cassette-based sampler instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

We found 49 appropriate instruments and also a huge amount of drums and percussion and recorded them painfully and slowly to the Cassamplerette at as many pitches as we could get per instrument!

We then transferred and edited all these recordings to Kontakt through a killer signal path (vintage neve pres and prism conversion) and created a digital version of the Cassamplerette but with all the convenience that Kontakt offers!

The Cassamplerette features

  • 50 real instruments lovingly recorded note by note from Cassamplerette tapes and made into fully controllable Kontakt instruments!
  • An additional 150 presets. These often have additional FX, layers and functionaiilty making them like extra instruments!
  • 1.8 gig in size.
  • A comprehensive GUI giving control of, FX, distortion and other parameters.
  • Live timestretching controls ranging from subtle envelope shaping to outright sonic butchery.
  • An input velocity manager.
  • A separate ‘Wonkiness’ control.
  • A separate cassette tape noise control.
  • The sound of cool instruments playing back from crusty, bendy, lofi cassette tape!

The library is available to purchase for £30 GBP.

More information: Rattly And Raw / The Cassamplerette

discoDSP updates HighLife sampler plugin to v1.2.2

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discoDSP has released version 1.2.2 of its HighLife sampler instrument plugin for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Changes in HighLife v1.2.2

  • Cue/Loop points are removed after wave trim if they are not on the range.
  • Auto adjust wave size after operation on wave.
  • Drop down menus for Root / Key / To.
  • <> buttons to browse waves in the current folder.
  • Rename Zone function.

HighLife is available to purchase for 49 EUR. All platform installers are delivered on a single download after purchase.

More information: discoDSP / HighLife

Sonic Charge releases Cyclone free TX16W emulation

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Sonic Charge has announced the release of Cyclone, a free software emulation of the Yamaha TX16W sampler from 1988.

Sonic Charge Cyclone

Cyclone is a true low-level hardware emulator. It simulates all the important circuits of the Yamaha TX16W, including the main 68000 CPU, the properietary Yamaha DSP circuits, the 12-bit sample memory and the 400kHz non-linear DACs. Cyclone not only looks like a real TX16W, it sounds like a real TX16W and it runs the exact same software as a real TX16W.

That last sentence is worth elaborating on. We have not merely created a new virtual instrument with a vintage sound, neither is Cyclone an updated version of Typhoon. Cyclone features a full 68000 emulator that runs the exact same version of Typhoon that was released 14 years ago. This implies that using Cyclone will require a bit more effort than your average modern virtual instrument. But this can also be a very rewarding experience. Regard Cyclone as a time travel portal to an era from the past. The era of the monster dinosaur samplers.

Cyclone for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is a free download.

More information: Sonic Charge

Renoise 3 beta released

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A first beta of the Renoise 3 tracker-based digital audio workstation for Windows, Mac, and Linux has been released.

Renoise 3 beta

We are happy to announce that the first beta of Renoise 3.0 has arrived! The download is available for all users with a Renoise 3.0 license from our backstage.

New in Renoise 3

  • Supercharged instruments with per-sample modulation, effects and more.
  • New real-time performance options.
  • Instrument phrases.
  • New DSP effects and pattern commands.
  • Reworked GUI.
  • More details in the release notes.

Renoise is available to purchase for 58 EUR (excl. VAT) until the release of Renoise 3, after which the price will go up to 65 EUR. Renoise 3 beta builds are available for registered users in the Renoise Backstage.

More information: Renoise

Single Cell Software updates Caustic to v3

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Single Cell Software Caustic 3

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.
  • Metronome.
  • 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

Sound Guru releases The Mangle granular instrument

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Sound Guru The Mangle

Sound Guru has announced a public beta of The Mangle, a granular synthesizer / sampler plug-in.

I’ve been fascinated by granular synthesis for years but I never found a satisfactory plugin to explore it – I wanted full automation in my DAW, preset recall, and tools to ‘play’ the stream of grains expressively.

So I built it myself. Or more accurately, I am building it myself. The Mangle is beta software, but if you want to help me test, you can buy at the discounted beta price.

The Mangle features

  • Animated granular display – Visualize your grain stream. Individual grains move across the waveform in real time. Amplitude, pitch and envelope are also represented.
  • Drag & drop modulation – Creating new modulations is easy – just drag the modulator to its target, then set the amount with in-place markers showing changes.
  • Resizable vector interface – The Mangle’s interface is rendered dynamically as vectors – resize it with no loss in quality. Handy for live performance.
  • Dual sequencers – The Mangle is also great for making rhythmic patterns. A pair of sequencers can be used to modulate any parameter.
  • Multiband waveform display – Quickly and easily see where high, mid and low frequencies are in your audio, for clearer sound setup and tweaking.
  • Multi-timbral – Each instance of the plugin has 8 full ‘slots’ each with their own audio & parameters. Map them to any MIDI range for multi-timbral patches.

The Mangle is currently available for Mac only (VST/AU), for the discounted beta price of £19.99 GBP. A Windows version is coming soon.

More information: Sound Guru / The Mangle