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TeamDNR updates MixControl to v1.0r4

TeamDNR MixControl

TeamDNR has released version 1.0r4 of MixControl, a complete mixing package for Windows and Mac.

MixControl is a high quality, flexible and full featured channelstrip plug-in with a variety of essential mixing tools, all at a fraction of the CPU load of other leading channelstrip options.

Changes in MixControl v1.0r4

  • Mac OSX VST3 version.
  • Win x64 version.
  • New skins included.
  • Fixed: Compressor SC Tooltip was overlapping.
  • Fixed: EQ value text was displaying purple.
  • Fixed: A/B function was not copying stereo tool.
  • Fixed: Drop down menu was breaking up with long names.

MixControl is available to purchase for $79 USD.

More information: TeamDNR / MixControl

TeamDNR releases MixControl

TeamDNR MixControl

TeamDNR has announced the release of MixControl, a flexible channelstrip package consisting of 2 high quality mixing plug-ins.

MixControl Large is intended as an all-in-one solution for more complex mixing needs, while MixControl Small has a reduced feature set and smaller interface for more general mixing tasks.

MixControl Large features

  • 2 Compressor Modes (transparent/colored)
  • 3 level detection modes for gate/comp modules
  • Ultra-responsive gate
  • Internal gate/comp sidechain modules with various filters
  • Input/Output FFT view with peak hold viewable on EQ display
  • 6 band precision EQ utilizing filter curve measurement
  • 13 EQ filter types
    • Low Cut 12dB/24dB/36dB/48dB
    • High Cut 12dB/24dB/36dB/48dB
    • Low Shelf
    • High Shelf
    • Bell (Peak)
    • Band Pass
    • Band Stop
  • Brickwall limiter with release control
  • 3 band stereo enhancer with auto makeup and band solo
  • Dynamics->EQ or EQ->Dynamics processing
  • Dynamics metering (envelope follower/peak)
  • Sub-preset loading and saving
  • Background skinning
  • 19,200 sample adjustable delay
  • Phase Invert switch
  • Input/Output gain control
  • 64-bit internal processing
  • Extremely low CPU usage

MixControl is available for PC and Mac (VST/AU), priced at $79 USD. Windows x64 versions and Mac VST3 versions will be released shortly.

More information: TeamDNR / MixControl

Intelligent Sounds & Music releases MuSiCX

Intelligent Sounds & Music MuSiCX

Intelligent Sounds & Music has released MuSiCX (Multiband Sidechain Compressor & Expander), a dynamic parametric equalizer with five adjacent bands separated by filters of 2nd to 20th order.

Each of these bands’ envelope generators are controlled by pre-filtered signals of any track in a project. The routing between the tracks is done via internal host-independent side chains.

MuSiCX can be used as a mixing tool, e.g. to enhance a vocalist’s articulation, or as an effect for, e.g., synth pads pumping with the frequencies of a drum track’s instruments – or maybe “more intelligent” ducking. Of course MuSiCX can also be a “usual” multi-band compressor or even an equaliser.

MuSiCX is available as a VST effect plug-in for Windows PC, priced at 79 EUR.

More information: Intelligent Sounds & Music

iZotope releases Alloy

iZotope Alloy

iZotope has announced the release of Alloy, a new effect plug-in for PC and Mac featuring essential mixing tools.

The world of DAWs doesn’t need another channel strip. What it needs is a better way of working with the essential tools you need for all of your tracks and busses. That’s why we designed Alloy.

Alloy provides the key dynamics and sound shaping effects you’ll use again and again, in a self-contained and completely configurable interface. Add iZotope Alloy to your tracks and busses and bring them to life with six processors designed to add character to every element of your mix.

Alloy gives you exceptional sound quality, vintage emulation balanced with digital precision, time-saving presets and workflow features, and a forward-thinking interface that puts just the controls you need at your fingertips.

Alloy features

  • Six precision tools for mixing in one integrated system : Equalizer, Dynamics, Exciter, De-Esser, Transient Shaper and Limiter.
  • Load one plug-in for all of the essential EQ, dynamics and sound-shaping effects you need on your tracks and busses. Save custom presets and effect chains to suit any need.
  • Phase Tools panel includes phase invert controls, and a zero-latency phase rotation control to improve waveform symmetry.
  • Easy to navigate, forward-thinking UI with precise controls and extensive visual feedback for setting modules.
  • All modules feature useful meters that give you essential feedback for setting controls..
  • Zero-latency mode prevents sync problems in hosts like Pro Tools LE.
  • Completely user-customizable signal routing with two dynamics stages, sidechain mapping and more.
  • Dynamics, Exciter and Transient Shaper have both single and multi-band operation, giving you more simplicity or more control depending on the task at hand.
  • Includes a huge range of presets that range from simple and useful EQ and Dynamics configurations to complex chains that use all six modules.
  • MacroPresets combine key controls from any combination of Alloy’s six modules into a custom UI that shows just what you need to see.
  • Sidechaining support for VST, AU, RTAS, MAS and DirectX hosts lets you control the Dynamics section from other tracks in your mix. Affect the whole signal or zero in on just the frequency range you want with advanced multiband sidechaining.
  • Crosschaining allows you to trigger the dynamics section with another frequency band of the same input source for never-heard-before compression and gating effects.
  • Powerful workflow tools make your life simpler — the History list lets you go back in time, and the integrated preset editor lets you browse, manage and customize presets easily.
  • Simple authorization lets you choose between simple challenge-response (up to 3 machines for personal use) or iLok.

Alloy is available as an effect plug-in for PC and Mac (DX/VST/AU/RTAS/MAS) as a download, priced at $249 USD. Until October 31, 2009, iZotope Alloy is available at a special price for iZotope customers.

More information: iZotope / Alloy

Image-Line releases FL Studio 9

Image-Line FL Studio 9

Image-Line has released FL Studio 9, a complete software music production environment, representing the culmination of more than 10 years of sustained & focused development.

FL Studio is a full-featured, open architecture, music production environment capable of audio recording, composing, sequencing and mixing, for the creation of professional quality music. The FL Studio philosophy is creative freedom:

Free your audio – Instruments can be routed to any mixer track. Each mixer track can receive audio from any number of instruments, any number of other mixer tracks and a soundcard input. Further, mixer track outputs allow sending audio to any other mixer track and a soundcard output.

Free your mind – Choose your preferred workflow, compose using the step-sequencer or piano roll. Create in pattern or track mode, then arrange your ideas in the free ‘palette’ Playlist. The Playlist presents timeline as a virtual ‘canvas’ where each Playlist track can simultaneously hold any number of score, audio and automation events. Now that’s freedom.

Key new features in FL Studio 9

  • Revised Playlist with integrated ‘Play’ button, new Clip Track features incl. track naming, muting, clip grouping & icons.
  • Mixer insert tracks 99 (increased from 64) and ‘Track Send’ switches now have a ‘Sidechaining‘ function for multi-input plugins. Multithreaded FX processing CPU option.
  • Piano roll ‘Riff Machine’ automated sequence generator tool and ‘note grouping’ feature.
  • Step sequencer now with integrated Play button for improved workflow.
  • Multiple controller support, independent instrument channels can be simultaneously played by separate controllers.
  • Volatile links allow hardware control of last touched GUI object. Improved linking options & functions.
  • Multi-Core CPU improved multithreaded generator & multithreaded effects processing. Unleash the power of the latest generation multi-core processors.
  • SimSynth Live, DrumSynth Live, DX-10, WASP and WASP XT are 5 synthesizers that are now included in FL Studio (not in Express) to broaden your musical palette
  • Ogun (demo) & Autogun (free) additive metal simulation synthesizers. Autogun includes over 4 billion presets!
  • Gross Beat real-time, audio-stream playback, pitch, position and volume manipulation effect (demo).
  • Stereo Shaper Mid / Side stereo processing (free).
  • Vocodex advanced vocoder (free with Producer Edition).
  • Revised plugins include Fruity Limiter with sidechaining, Wavecandy new mastering meter modes Fruity Reeverb 2 Mid/Side processing. Edison & Slicex new export regions and noise reduction function.
  • Loop recording Audio Clips are now muted instead of the associated Channel for improved workflow.
  • Browser now provides access to Windows file-browser (right-click on files). File-name helper displays names past browser edge on mouse-over. The Plugin Database shows plugins by category. Dragging plugin presets onto Mixer insert tracks links the plugin to that track.
  • Wrapper completely revised for improved compatibility inc., multi-input/output plugins & ‘aligned tick lengths’.
  • Time log in project settings shows time spent working on a project. Time is money, now you can count it!
  • Over 370 additions, changes & bugfixes, details here.

FL Studio is available for Windows PC in several versions, starting at $49 USD for to Express version up to $299 USD for Signature Bundle download (previously XXL). A fully functional demo version is available for download (saving of projects disabled).

New Image-Line customers can get 10% discount on their entire first order of $90 or more with this promo link.

More information: Image-Line

Intelligent Sounds & Music announces MuSiCX

Intelligent Sounds & Music MuSiCX

Intelligent Sounds & Music has announced MuSiCX (Multiband Sidechain Compressor & Expander), a dynamic parametric equalizer with five adjacent bands separated by filters of 2nd to 20th order.

Each of these bands’ envelope generators are controlled by pre-filtered signals of any track in a project. The routing between the tracks is done via internal host-independent side chains.

MuSiCX can be used as a mixing tool, e.g. to enhance a vocalist’s articulation, or as an effect for, e.g., synth pads pumping with the frequencies of a drum track’s instruments – or maybe “more intelligent” ducking. Of course MuSiCX can also be a “usual” multi-band compressor or even an equaliser.

MuSiCX will be available as a VST effect plug-in for Windows PC in October, 2009, priced at 79 EUR.

More information: Intelligent Sounds & Music

Vengeance Sound releases Vengeance Producer Suite: Multiband Sidechain

Vengeance Sound Multiband Sidechain

Vengeance Sound has announced the release of Vengeance Producer Suite: Multiband Sidechain, the first effect plug-in in a new series of professional plug-ins dedicated to dance music.

Unquestionably the most comprehensive and flexible sidechain plugin currently available, VPS MBS has the unique ability to process two bands (Low and Hi) completely independantly, and the Split Frequency is freely definable. Optionally, VPS MBS can run in Single Band mode, which also features several useful parameters that can only be found in this plugin.

Multiband Sidechain features

  • Comes with 32 powerful and pumpin’ dance presets by Manuel Schleis.
  • Total control over 2 independent sidechain channels (Low and Hi).
  • High quality 2 band EQ with smooth FFT in the background.
  • Unique grafic interface (exact display of the audible sidechain effect).
  • Freely configurable main display with 8 predefined scenes.
  • Trigger the sidechain with Audio signals, Midi notes or host sync.

Multiband Sidechain is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) for 99 EUR. Note: the plug-in requires a Syncrosoft Dongle / Steinberg Key.

More information: Vengeance Sound

Twisted Lemon updates SideKick to v4.1

Twisted Lemon SideKick4

Twisted Lemon has released version 4.1 of SideKick, a compressor VST effect plug-in with side-chain.

Changes in SideKick v4.1

  • Fixes for the side-chain routing extending the compatibility with multiple VST hosts (Support for variable buffer sizes and eliminating the dependency of computation order within the host).
  • An LED to indicate if audio is being received from a virtual bus.
  • Parameter presets to make a side-chaining setup even faster.
  • A drive knob with soft saturation to ‘fatten up’ the output signal.

SideKick4 is available as a VST effect plug-in for Windows PC for $14.99 EUR. A demo version can be downloaded here.

Visit Twisted Lemon for more information.