Bitwig updates Bitwig Studio to v1.1.1

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Bitwig Studio

Bitwig has updated its Bitwig Studio cross-platform music production software to version 1.1.1.

Bitwig Studio is a dynamic software solution for music creation and performance to realize all of your musical ideas in every stage of production.

Changes in Bitwig Studio v1.1

  • Improved: Dragging in a device does not always make it selected after the drop.
  • Improved: Controller API: distinguish between mixer and editor selection in channel interface (added selectInMixer, addIsSelectedInMixerObserver).
  • Improved: Controller API: add access to deactivated state to channel interface.
  • Improved: Controller API: add access to open state of plugin windows.
  • Fixed: Controller API: device layer selection does not work correctly.
  • Fixed: Tempo field in audio event inspector does not get updated when undoing tempo edits.
  • Fixed: Controller API: CursorDevice.addCanSelectNext (Previous) Observer is not updated correctly after script reload.
  • Fixed: Controller API: canScroll observers are not called for device layer bank and drum pad bank.
  • Fixed: Controller API: Scene.exists ().addValueObserver () is never called.
  • Fixed: Channel Aftertouch and Program Change messages didn’t work on MIDI in for Linux.
  • Fixed: Clip launcher clips we’re slowly drifting apart due to accumulating rounding error.
  • Fixed: When dragging an unnamed arranger clip to the browser the default name to save the clip under has “Scene x” appended to the name.
  • Fixed: Helper windows such as DSP graph or Scripting Console should not become full-screen with their parent window on OS X.
  • Fixed: PDC does not work correctly for chains of Multi-Out VST plug-ins.
  • Fixed: Timeline controlled launching in clips does not work correctly.
  • Fixed: Dragging note start might result in incorrect order of notes, which causes playback errors.
  • Fixed: Engine crashed when playing audio files with audio I/O running at 192 kHz.
  • Fixed: Creating beat markers via double-click always prefers onset snapping, even if the preview shows differently and object snapping is disabled.

Bitwig Studio is available for purchase for $299.99 USD/259 EUR until January 15th, 2015.

More information: Bitwig

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Five12 releases Numerology 4 for Mac

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Five12 has announced the release of Numerology 4, a major release of the modular step-sequencing environment for Mac OS X.

Five12 Numerology 4

In addition to numerous modernization and usability improvements, Numerology 4.0 adds several new features that expand it’s capabilities in two areas central to its workflow: hardware control & modulation.

In version 4.0, Numerology extends it’s highly-capable grid mapping for the Novation Launchpad to include support for the Ableton Push and Livid OHM RBG grid controllers. Users can easily setup Numerology 4 to use several grid controllers at once, opening up new options when working with longer sequences, or for simultaneously manipulating sequence patterns and sequence ‘control’ settings (rate, direction, key, offset, etc.). Numerology’s grid mapping has also been updated to support accidentals, per-step probability settings, and a mapping for Numerology’s virtual keyboard module.

Numerology 4’s expanded support for hardware controllers also includes new options for transport and mixing oriented controllers, and improved OSC support in Numerology Pro. With these additions, users can easily configure a hardware controller setup that allows them to spend as much time away from the computer as they want.

Extending Numerology’s already generous selection of options for modulating sequences is a new feature called Realtime Automation (RTA), which allow users to record and play looped automation moves up to 64 beats long. This feature is can be accessed by mapping a MIDI (or OSC in N4 Pro) controller to trigger RTA recording. Once triggered, RTA recording captures all parameter edits made by a hardware controller to internal automation buffers. RTA recording auto-stops after a set number of beats, then immediately plays back all automation moves.

Among other general workflow improvements, Numerology now includes a comprehensive multi-panel browser for managing module presets, exported stacks (which are a collection of connected modules), audio and MIDI files. Users can easily setup custom module and stack libraries of their own via drag-and-drop to the browser. The audio section of the browser includes a preview panel and an ‘auto play’ mode for very fast auditioning of audio samples.

Numerology 4 includes a much-improved built-in sampler. Based on Numerology’s previous DrumKit and SamplePlayer modules, the new SampleKit has an updated UI with a zoomable waveform display, a convenient outline-based layout, and proper support for multi-part patches. Also included with Numerology4 is an all-new set of demo projects, stacks, sound patches and samples. Though not large by modern standards, this new library is specifically designed to show off Numerology’s compositional flexibility, including pop and funk tunes, dance music, classic synthesizer tracks, and several excursions into the exploratory world of experimental and generative musics.

Numerology 4 can run either 32 or 64 bit as a standalone app, 64-bit in ReWire mode with a 64-bit ReWire host, or as any of three plugin types (VST, AU and AU MIDI Effect) with 32 and 64 bit hosts.

Numerology 4 also adds support for Apple’s latest Audio Unit variant, the AU MIDI Effect, which allows Numerology to run as a MIDI insert within an instrument channel in LogicX (Mac OS X 10.8.5 and later). Running in this mode provides trouble-free routing and sample accurate MIDI transmission within LogicX’s instrument tracks.

Other changes in Numerology 4

  • A new welcome dialog with an unlimited listing of ‘recent projects’.
  • Per-stack MIDI loop recorders with drag-n-drop export.
  • New quantization options for presets.
  • Auto-mapping for MIDI control over preset changes.
  • Preset-arrangement recording in the timeline.
  • Better zooming and transport locate behavior in the timeline.
  • Auto-Best-Fit chord selection in the Chord Sequencer.
  • Per-step probability control in all note-based sequencers.
  • Separate Key vs. Semitone Offset settings for pitched sequencers.
  • The DrumSeq module can support up to 16 tracks. (As always, users can add as many DrumSeqs as wanted)
  • Background auto-saving of projects.
  • Automatic checking for updates online.
  • Additions specific to Numerology 4 Pro include:
    • Unlimited Undo/Redo with a full history dialog.
    • Automatic plugin delay compensation.
    • User-configurable track delays for managing latency with external instruments.
    • Expanded options for OSC control.
    • Bonjour support for easy OSC setup.
    • OSC Support in Numerology’s AU & VST plugins.
    • A dedicated MIDI/OSC mappings dialog.

Numerology is available for purchase for $129 US (Standard Edition) / $199 USD (Pro). Upgrades from Numerology 3 are $39 USD until December 27th, $49 USD thereafter.

More information: Five12 / Numerology

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Steinberg updates Cubasis for iOS to v1.8.3

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Steinberg Cubasis

Steinberg has released version 1.8.3 of Cubasis, a sequencer app for iOS.

Cubasis is Steinberg’s streamlined, multitouch sequencer for the iPad. Specially designed for quick and easy operation, Cubasis makes recording, editing and mixing a breeze. You can also open your Cubasis projects in Cubase under Windows and OS X! Cubasis places touch-intuitive production tools in your hands, opening up a new world of possibilities for your creativity.

Changes in Cubasis v1.8.3

  • Implements latest Audiobus SDK (v2.1.5).
  • MediaBay folders remember their state.
  • Loading times of projects (subsequent loads) and undo/redo times have been greatly improved.
  • Inserting Cubasis as input and output in Audiobus now works as expected again.
  • Fixes a problem where triggering Cubasis with specific hardware controllers could lead to hanging and missing notes.
  • Fixes an issue where the use of sustain led to hanging notes.
  • Deleted audio events will now be restored correctly when performing Undo or project renaming tasks.
  • Solves a critical issue where performing Undo on an edited audio file could result in data loss.
  • Fixes a problem where trimmed audio events could not be restored to their original state.
  • Cycle playback in audio editor now works as expected.
  • Changing the locator position in the audio editor no longer results in start of playback.
  • Fixes a rare issue where the playback in the audio editor could be started twice simultaneously.
  • Playhead located in audio editor remains in its current position once playback has been stopped.
  • Fixes a graphical issue that appeared at maximum magnification in the audio editor.
  • The audio editor’s rewind button no longer triggers a playhead preview sound.
  • Fixes a problem where selecting no instrument on an audio track renders Cubasis unreliable.
  • Dropping files from the MediaBay onto frozen tracks is no longer possible.
  • Fixes a problem where file renaming with special characters (such as emoticons) could lead to missing audio files.
  • Undo steps remain available once a project has been renamed.
  • Fixes a rare problem where no audio event is created after audio has been recorded.
  • Glueing MIDI parts no longer restores hidden events.
  • Switching from bars to seconds and performing zoom and scroll gestures no longer leads to fade out of the audio editor ruler labels.
  • Several In-App help iOS 8 improvements.
  • Scrolling the In-App help content on devices with iOS 8 now works as expected.
  • Fixes an intermittent issue on devices with iOS 8 where the home button of the In-App help became non-functional.
  • Fixes a rare problem where the Audiobus panel remained empty (app icons and controls were missing).
  • AudioCopy rendered Cubasis unreliable.
  • Use of Undo/redo lead in some cases to loss of audio file data.
  • A problem with the positioning of automation events has been solved.
  • Help typo correction.

The app is available for purchase for $49.99 USD.

More information: Steinberg / Cubasis

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K-Devices updates AutoBeat and Herse to v1.1

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K-Devices has updates its AutoBeat and Herse Max for Live devices to version 1.1.

K-Devices AutoBeat

You know, our goal as M4L developers is to release always new cool devices and continuously improve and update the existing ones.

Today we have good news, wether you already got our packs at Ableton shop, or not.

If you already own AutoBeat or Herse, well, it’s time to download again: we just release 1.1 version for both, and of course, they are free for you ;)
The updates improve the devices and add extra contents… Of course the new versions are retro-compatible with your existing presets.

If you didn’t get your hands on AutoBeat or Herse yet, this is the time: with the current -20% offer at Ableton shop, you can grab these amazing devices for, let’s say that, a ridiculous price: AutoBeat is 23€/31$ instead of 29€/39$, Herse 15€/23$ instead of 19€/29$.

Changes in AutoBeat v1.1

  • Improved GUI.
  • Improved behavior of scales: they now refer to the note 1, the one in the bottom left, as root note per each scale selected.
  • Added OSC support.
  • Added local step sequencer lock for global random and default functions.
  • Added minimum and maximum values for velocity randomization in the macro area.
  • Added more scales.
  • Added semitone transpose for note pads.
  • 6 new drum racks and 30 new Instrument Racks from Ableton Certified Trainers and producers (Afro DJ Mac, Federico Ascari, Franz Rosati, Hyena, Noah Pread, Piezo).
  • Other minor improvements.

Changes in Herse v1.1

  • Improved GUI.
  • Added OSC support.
  • Added External MIDI Sync support and settings.
  • Added “empty buffer on unlock” parameter.
  • Added left/right movement in the grid.
  • Fixed a bug that may cause sliders to do not behave correctly on and after high CPU loads.
  • Other minor improvements.

Since now both AutoBeat and Herse support Open Sound Control, two new Lemur template are ready to be downloaded for free.

AutoBeat and Herse are available for purchase at a 20% discount until January 15th, 2015.

More information: K-Devices

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Sugar Bytes releases Egoist for iPad

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Sugar Bytes has announced the release of Egoist for the iPad, a mobile version of the beat-making software.

Sugar Bytes Egoist for iPad

Enjoy beat making in a ultra mobile way. Screw up your music library and turn any sound file into monstrous beats and tricky breaks. Explore the fun of using Egoist in every situation imaginable.

Egoist iPad offers the full functionality of the desktop version and is compatible to Audiobus 2 and Inter-App Audio. Egoist iPad is now available on the app store.

Egoist iPad Edition

  • Quick + Easy track sketching, based on sample slicing.
  • Minimal, yet effective bass line.
  • Unique beat box with more than 1000 drums from vintage to electronic.
  • Effect Sequencer.
  • Randomizers in all areas.
  • Inter-App Audio.
  • Audiobus.
  • Audiocopy / Audiopaste.
  • Mixdown/Bounce.
  • Full Midi Support (Virtual, Network, Extern).
  • Music Library Access.
  • iTunes File Sharing.

The Egoist app is available at an introductory 33% discount until December 1st, 2014 (regular $29.99 USD).

More information: Sugar Bytes / Egoist iPad Edition

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