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New Sonic Arts updates Nuance to v1.2

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New Sonic Arts Nuance

New Sonic Arts has released version 1.2 of Nuance, a sampler instrument for Windows and Mac.

Finally, a sampler designed the way you want it. Fast workflow, pristine sound quality – and no bloat.

Nuance proudly stands out against the crowd of complex and cumbersome samplers. In contrast, Nuance’s streamlined and intuitive approach will boost your productivity, while the vast modulation and FX possibilities will inspire you to create new sounds – fast.

Changes in Nuance v1.2

  • FX slots can be re-ordered by drag and drop.
  • Browser: Added sample audition volume, and progress indicator.
  • Browser: Added shortcut button to open current folder in Preset Menu.
  • Preset Menu now supports .wav and .aif for quickly stepping through samples.
  • Start/End marker edits are now also applied on re-trigger.
  • Various cosmetic enhancements.
  • Fixed: OS X/AU: Crashes in Logic X.
  • Fixed: OS X/AU: Logic X rounded plugin window corners supported.
  • Fixed: Envelope settings not recalled properly on some older presets.
  • Fixed: Incorrect labeling of Decay and Velocity parameters in Assignment Manager.

Nuance is available to purchase for 70 EUR. The update is free for all registered users.

More information: New Sonic Arts / Nuance

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Bastl Instruments intros microGranny 2.0 granular sampler

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Bastl Instruments has introduced microGranny 2.0, a monophonic granular sampler.

Bastl Instruments microGranny 2.0 limited blue
Limited Blue Spring Edition 2014 of the microGranny 2.0 granular sampler.

It reads wav samples from microSD card and applies granular algorithms to them. You can also adjust start, end, sample rate (tuned or free run), crush and envelope (attack release).

MIDI Input allows external control of all parameters as well as transposition of the samples, or playing individual grains by different keys.

microGranny features

  • Monophonic mono sampler.
  • MicroSD card (storing + recording samples, storing presets).
  • 6 sounds with full adjustments storable in a preset at once.
  • 60 presets in 10 banks (6 preset per bank), stored as .txt files on microSD card.
  • Wav sample playback from microSD card (mono, 22050 Hz, 8 or 16 bit, two letter file name).
  • 8-bit 22050Hz wav recording via line input or onboard microphone.
  • Hold button.
  • Sample rate (tuned or free run).
  • Crush.
  • Start, end position with repeat, instant loop.
  • Granular settings: grain size and shift speed (positive or negative).
  • Amplitude envelope attack and release.
  • MIDI Input – responds to note, cc and clock (synchronize loop and grains).
  • MIDI side chain envelope restart.
  • Copy, paste.
  • Input & output volume knob.
  • Power switch – plug / battery.
  • Hackable – arduino based.

A limited Blue Spring Edition of microGranny 2.0 is available for pre-order, priced at 160 EUR. It will be shipped by April 14th, 2014, latest.

More information: Bastl Instruments / microGranny 2.0

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Glitchmachines updates Polygon sampler plugin to v1.1

Glitchmachines has released version 1.1 of Polygon, a sampler plugin designed to facilitate the creation of stunning composite sound effects.

Glitchmachines Polygon

Co-developed by Ivo Ivanov and Thomas Hennebert, Polygon was conceived from the ground up with unconventional attributes and a fast, forward-thinking workflow.

Layering samples is only the beginning. Polygon’s unique granular mode will bend your samples into fresh material while its clean and logical interface, extensive modulation options and distinctive sonic fingerprint make it an invaluable tool for creative sound design.

Changes in Polygon v1.1

  • New features:
    • new glide controls for each sampler as well as the sub oscillator + master glide offset.
    • new solo function for each sampler and the sub oscillator.
    • the effects processors can now be chained.
    • tooltips showing the current values of knobs/sliders upon mouse hover.
    • new waveform display with adaptive zooming to the current sample focus.
    • you can now drag & drop samples from the Finder/Explorer to the sample slots.
    • save a preset with copies of the samples used in a special folder for preset portability.
    • new option in the menu for opening the Finder/Explorer at the presets folder location.
    • UI refinements with improved contrast and new knob design.
    • knobs now have a distinct indicator if their parameters are targeted by a modulator.
    • new preset menu using columns for easier navigation.
    • new factory presets by Subjex.
  • Performance enhancements:
    • numerous refinements to reduce CPU load.
    • HQ mode: when de-activated can further reduce CPU load.
  • Bugfixes:
    • fixed : some parameters would not update properly at sample rates higher than 44.1kHz.
    • fixed : on preset change the sample folders paths (for file navigation using the arrows) would not update properly.
    • fixed : loop mode broken if focus set to 100%.
    • fixed : buttons and menus would capture the “Enter” key.
    • fixed : the stutter effect could get stuck looping a short click.
    • fixed : sample reverse misbehavior.

Polygon for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $49 USD.

More information: Glitchmachines / Polygon

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discoDSP updates HighLife sampler instrument to R1.3

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discoDSP has released version R1.3 of HighLife, the performance sampler instrument for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

discoDSP HighLife

Changes in HighLife R1.3

  • New LowPass, HighPass, BandPass and BandReject Zero Delay Feedback filters.
  • Edit > Wave Editor < -> cursors on wave selection borders.
  • Edit > Wave Editor Mouse wheel zoom based on mouse cursor position, Shift+Mouse wheel for quick zoom.
  • Edit > Wave Editor Zoom in/out based on active selection.
  • Drag’n’drop support (any supported wave sample/sfz programs if empty) Shift+Drop bypass sample replacement dialog.
  • Options > Global Parameter Edit (On/Off) or using Shift+Ctrl/Cmd. ADSR led will be on when enabled.
  • Options > Morph Edit (On/Off).
  • Edit > Properties <> File arrows browse sample folder on Edit > Sample Properties.
  • Zone > Duplicate Zone, Delete All Zones functions.

HighLife is available to purchase for 49 EUR / $69 USD.

More information: discoDSP / HighLife

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discoDSP updates HighLife sampler plugin to v1.2.3

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discoDSP HighLife

discoDSP has released version 1.2.3 of its HighLife sampler instrument plug-in for Windows, Mac and Linux.

HighLife is a Mac / Windows / Linux sampler with editor, five built in effects, flexible modulation, parameter morphing and highest offline resampling quality using 512 point SINC. 64-bit Audio Units and VST are supported.

Changes in HighLife v1.2.3

  • Reworked wave editor view:
    • Scrollbar.
    • Mouse wheel scroll and zoom in/out with control key+wheel.
    • Zoom out limited to wave length.
    • Selection active if > 2px. Full wave acts as selected when no selection is active.
    • Enhanced waveform visualization at higher zoom levels.
  • Import/Export Sample/Program dialog opens at active sample Zone/Program path, falling back to last location when not available (default starts at user’s Documents folder)
  • Automatically enabled Edit menu items.
  • Morphing opacity support to FX sends.

HighLife (VST/AU) is available to purchase for 49 EUR. All platform installers are delivered on a single download after purchase.

More information: discoDSP / HighLife

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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

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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

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