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Intua updates BeatMaker 2 for iOS to v2.5

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Intua BeatMaker 2

Intua has updated its BeatMaker 2 music workstation app for iOS to version 2.5.

BeatMaker 2: the most advanced mobile music workstation.

Combining music production tools that were behind the success of countless artists, BeatMaker 2 is a powerful, easy-to-use composition interface for amateurs and professionals alike.

Changes in BeatMaker v2.5

  • Compatible with Apple iOS Inter-App Audio (iOS7 only, iPhone+iPad).
  • Compatible with iOS 7 on all devices (fix the graphic glitch on iPhone 5S).
  • INTUA Sound Store for getting new kits and sound banks.
  • New effect: Stereo delay.
  • MIDI note learn on drum machine: configure each drum sampler exactly like your MIDI controller.
  • MIDI Clock and MIDI transport messages improved.
  • Quick MIDI CC touch’n’learn on instruments, mixer and effects controls.
  • Every instrument will listen on MIDI Channel #1 by default.
  • Take-over mode for reading back sequencer automations.
  • Looping will no longer reset automations.
  • OMNI disabled by default.
  • MIDI Clock messages are sent by default.
  • Auto-saved sessions (“Last Session”) now saved with project name, in a special directory “Auto-saved Sessions”.
  • MIDI configuration templates will now save custom note mapping.
  • GM Drum mapping mode in Drum Machine MIDI configuration panel.
  • Note length can be edited directly on the pattern editor.
  • Missing samples will still be displayed on pads and keyboard mapping editor for easier recovery (prefixed with a cross).
  • Update to Audiobus SDK 1.0.2.
  • Other fixes and enhancements.

BeatMaker 2 for iOS costs $19.99 USD.

More information: Intua / BeatMaker 2

Bremmers Audio Design updates MultitrackStudio to v7.5

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Bremmers Audio Design MultitrackStudio

Bremmers Audio Design has released version 7.5 of its MultitrackStudio audio/MIDI multitrack recording software for Windows and Mac.

MultitrackStudio is a virtual multitrack studio. You can record and play audio and MIDI tracks, edit them, and mixdown to stereo. The straightforward and uncluttered user-interface has been designed with tape-based recording in mind. Mixer sections are oriented horizontally (as opposed to the more familiar vertical layout), allowing them to include an editor as well. The editing tools are aimed at correcting mistakes. MIDI tracks have been made to look like audio tracks as much as possible.

Changes in MultitrackStudio v7.5

  • MultitrackStudio Remote for iPad — The new MultitrackStudio Remote app for iPad turns your iPad into a powerful remote control for MultitrackStudio:
    • Control the transport, including VariSpeed, markers and cycling.
    • Add and control tracks, groups, effect returns (up to 3) and the master section.
    • Add and control effects and MIDI instruments.
    • Toggle the Monitor / Punch / Sound On Sound buttons.
    • Control the click track and the MIDI Keyboard Splitter.
  • More effect slots — Mixer sections can now optionally have 6 effect slots rather than just 3. There’s an ‘Effect Slots’ setting the the Preferences window. 6 slot songs are fully compatible with 3-slot MultitrackStudio versions, old or new. The extra effects will appear in a Multi Effect.
  • Half Solo — Double clicking a Solo button invokes ‘half solo’: other tracks will be attenuated by 12dB rather than muted fully. The Solo button reads ‘H’ in half solo mode.
  • VST/AU effect midi output recording — Some plugins generate MIDI data (“MIDI Guitar” for example). This MIDI output is now merged with the data coming from MIDI input devices, so you can record it to a MIDI track.
  • Other
    • Sampler supports Modulation controller (#1).
    • VSTi plugins: drum editor can use text file with instrument names.
    • VST/AU output mixer has level meters.
    • VST/AU output mixer supports multiple solo and half solo.
    • Level meter of recording audio track shows peak level since transport start (dimmed segment).
    • Mac version takes advantage of Retina displays.
    • Practice Mode now works with speed-only VariSpeed mode (Pro Plus edition).
    • Support for Mackie Control and HUI control surface level meters and transport counter.
    • Improved pen (stylus) support: easier scrolling and optional onscreen keyboards.
    • (Mac) Improved VST/AU compatibility.
    • (Windows) Improved MIDI recording timing accuracy.
    • Compatible with OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and Windows 8.1.
    • Various other improvements and bug fixes.

MultitrackStudio is available to purchase for $69 USD (Professional) / $119 USD (Pro Plus). The update is free for users who purchased MultitrackStudio after September 1st, 2012. Older versions can be upgraded for $23 USD (Professional) / $39 USD (Pro Plus). The MultitrackStudio Remote app is a free download at the App Store.

More information: Bremmers Audio Design

MOTU updates MachFive to v3.2 & Digital Performer to v8.05

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MOTU MachFive 3

MOTU has released version 3.2 of MachFive, a sampler instrument for Windows and Mac.

Within minutes after you begin using MachFive 3, you’ll appreciate the years of user interface design and engineering that have gone into this 3rd-generation release.

From the configurable part list to the full-screen envelope editor, MachFive 3 has been designed to spur your creative muse while delivering state-of-the-art virtual instrument technology in a streamlined, efficient environment. After all, music, sound design, and audio production are creative endeavors that deserve a worthy partner in creativity.

Changes in MachFive v3.2

  • Updated UFS soundbank libraries.
  • Pro Tools AAX plug-in support for Mac and Windows (for Pro Tools 11 and above).
  • Eden-based iLok protection.
  • New WahWah Filter effect in MachFive’s Filter category.
  • Improved memory efficiency (now uses much less RAM).
  • New Verify soundbank integrity feature.
  • Improved support for CAF files.
  • Start/Stop position markers are now available for IRCAM granular oscillator.
  • Many additional enhancements.

MOTU has also released version 8.05 of its Digital Performer audio workstation software with MIDI sequencing.

MOTU Digital Performer 8.05 update

Digital Performer 8.05 is now shipping and provides many improvements, optimizations, and refinements. This update is recommended for all DP8 users.

Details on what’s new in version 8.05 can be found here.

More information: MOTU

discoDSP updates HighLife sampler plugin for Mac to v1.2.1

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discoDSP HighLife

discoDSP has released version 1.2.1 of HighLife for Mac, a sampler instrument plug-in.

HighLife is a performance sampler including sample editor, five built in effects, flexible modulation route and morphable scheme.

Changes in HighLife v1.2.1 (Mac)

  • Fixed Options > Change zone on MIDI note behavior.
  • A playing position line is displayed on wave area.
  • FX Chorus/Delay/Reverb sends are enabled by default.
  • Delay sync to tempo is enabled on by default.
  • Fixed AU version number.

HighLife is available to purchase for $59 USD / 49 EUR. Previous customers of v1.1 can update for $29 USD.

More information: discoDSP / HighLife

discoDSP updates HighLife for Mac to v1.2

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discoDSP has updated the HighLife sampler instrument plug-in for Mac to version 1.2.

discoDSP HighLife

HighLife is a performance sampler including sample editor, five built in effects, flexible modulation route and morphable scheme.

Changes in HighLife v1.2 (Mac)

  • Panning now uses Michael Gogins law.
  • EDIT > Cue > Add cues from sync. Adds distributed cue samples from Sync number.
  • File > Import Sample Auto-Drum-Machine spread when selected several samples.
  • Improved dialog windows.
  • Broader LCD display.
  • High contrast popup menus.
  • Better color theme for wave display.
  • Better preset init configuration. MIDI note to zone off by default.
  • Removed MIDI keyboard.

HighLife for Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $59 USD / 49 EUR. Customers of version 1.1 can update for $29 USD from the discoDSP members area.

More information: discoDSP / HighLife

Multiples Pro releases MP Sampler & E|Loops X3

Multiples Pro has announced the release of MP Sampler sampler instrument for Reaktor, and the E|Loops X3 loop library.

As you can imagine now that we have broken into Reaktor plugin development and seeing as we are the worlds leading purveyor of free sample libraries it makes sense to bring both streams together in the form of the MP Sampler. This is a fully featured sampler plugin for Reaktor and comes with the following features as standard:

  • Envelopes for both Sampler and Filter
  • LFO control of each of the envelopes
  • 6 filter types
  • 5 effects including the MPBC Bit Crusher as standard

We have also created sample-maps for all of the new Bass and Dust packs to get you started on using the sampler and we will continue to support it as a preferred format for all of our libraries and products.

Multiples Pro E|Loops X3

E|Loops X3 is a new loop library created out of some of the new sounds at Multiples Pro.

I took classic snare and hat sounds from the E|Kicks vol2, E|Snares vol2, E|Toms vol2 and several sounds from OneShot Killbot (currently available only to newsletter subscribers) to the party to create some of the most random sounds and shifts using the wonderful Massive Groovebox within Reaktor.

100 loops created with the Massive Reaktor Ensemble in all the usual formats.

More information: Multiples Pro

iThirtySeven updates iPro.DJSampler to v1.1

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iThirtySeven iPro.DJSampler

iThirtySeven has released version 1.1 of its iPro.DJSampler DJ app for iOS.

The App now includes a Free Effects Pack (which includes Reverb, Flanger, Delay, Filters & more) also in the update is wicked Free EDM Sample Pack & Audiobus support has been added.

The iPro.DJSampler been designed for specifically for DJs & Musicans to use live in their performances. Features available within the App include an XY Pad to control Effects to trick up samples, fast loading of Sample Packs & a powerful Time-Stretch feature.

And there’s an in-App iPro.DJSampler Store where users can buy Features & Sample Packs for the App, including EDM, Dubstep, Electro, Dutch House, Rap & Vocal Sample packs, and many big DJs, Artists & labels are already on board, including Sample Packs from some of the world’s biggest DJs & Labels.

Changes in iPro.DJSampler v1.1

  • Audiobus Support.
  • Effects Pack #01 is now FREE (including Reverb, Flanger, Delay, Filters & more).
  • Free EDM Sample Pack Included.
  • Fix for change in YouTube video format.
  • Various Bug fixes.

The iPro.DJSampler for iOS is a free download at the iTunes App Store.

More information: iThirtySeven

New Sonic Arts launches Summer Sale

New Sonic Arts has announced a Summer Sale, offering its Nuance and Granite plug-ins 45% discount for a limited time.

New Sonic Arts Summer Sale

Nuance — Finally, a sample-player 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.

Granite — Enter a world of evolving textures, haunting atmospheres and infinite soundscapes. Granite’s unique sound engine melds a state-of-the-art granular processor, an innovative modulation system and a range of grain-level FX, resulting in a degree of musicality not achieved before with granular synthesis.

Nuance and Granite are available to purchase for 39 EUR / $49 USD each until August 31st, 2013.

More information: New Sonic Arts