Softube has announced it has released AAX versions of its effect plug-ins.
Today we are releasing 20 of our plug-ins for Avid’s new Pro Tools format AAX. 15 of the plug-ins are also available in the new AAX DSP format. And it’s a free update!
Softube is the first major plug-in developer to release a substantial amount of AAX plug-ins for both DSP and Native. If you are a Pro Tools 10 user, this update is a no-brainer. Projects with existing RTAS or TDM plug-ins will automatically and smoothly switch to AAX, or AAX DSP if you have the new HDX card. DSP versions are included with the native license and do not need to be purchased separately.
On top of all this—our discount campaign is still going on! Up to 50% discount until November 16.
The new AAX update is so far only available for Mac, Windows will follow soon. The DSP versions are still in beta, but are included in the installer.
More information: Softube
Softube has announced the release of the Summit Audio TLA-100A, a tube level amplifier plug-in for Windows and Mac.
The original Summit Audio TLA-100A is the “set-and-forget” compressor, with a program-dependent nature that works with the signal to provide optimal performance without constant tweaking. Its ease-of-use and warm, rich sound is why it is still, after more than a quarter of a century, regarded as an industry standard for mixing, tracking and live usage. Both tube and solid state technologies are combined in this innovative design which has made the TLA-100A a tried-and-true choice for vocals, in addition to bass, drums and guitar. Softube brings the renowned sound quality of the TLA-100A to digital audio workstations.
While being true to the simplicity of the original, additional features have been added to the plug-in that bring the TLA-100A capabilities up-to-date with modern production techniques. The plug-in features: Parallel Compression, Saturation Control and Low Cut Filtering, expanding the possibilities of this classic workhorse, while maintaining the sound characteristics expected from this venerable compressor.
Summit Audio FLA-100A features
- The first and only Summit Audio plug-in.
- Easy to use.
- Built-in parallel compression and detector filtering
- Each and every component carefully modeled.
- Modeled output distortion, easily controlled with the Saturation knob.
- Extremely analog behavior of frequencies, phase, distortion, attack, release, etc.
The Summit Audio FLA-100A for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for the introductory price of $229 USD until 16 November, 2011 (regular $279 USD).
More information: Softube / Summit Audio TLA-100A
Softube has announced 64-bit support for its effect plug-ins.
It’s here! We know many of you have asked about this, so we’re very happy to annouce that all our native plug-in formats: VST, VST3 and AudioUnits, for Mac and Windows now include 64-bit support. And to make good news great—it’s a totally FREE update!
It’s about time some may say, and they may be right, but we wanted to be absolutely sure that the 64-bit versions have the same rock-solid performance and extraordinary sound quality that you can expect from any Softube product.
We have also redone all our installers and added the Softube Plug-Ins Control application. There is now a single installer for all plug-ins per platform, so for example: all Windows VST 64-bit plug-ins now have one installer. By using compression and copying techniques we managed to reduce the installer size and hard disk footprint considerably.
The Plug-Ins Control application makes it easy to add, remove and update Softube plug-ins, all from one interface.
More information: Softube
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on Sep 19, 2011
Cakewalk has announced the SONAR X1 Production Suite, the most powerful and affordable professional music production suite on the Windows platform.
ONAR X1 Producer has everything needed to deliver the polished, “radio-ready” recordings that are expected in today’s music industry – all in one box. Now, the SONAR X1 Production Suite expands on those capabilities with additional production tools, enhanced views, ProChannel modules, and Z3TA+ 2, one of the most powerful and acclaimed virtual instruments in history.
SONAR X1 Production Suite includes:
- SONAR X1 Producer precisely suited for today’s music production with its unparalleled user interface design providing the very best in a clean and modern creation environment.
- SONAR X1 Expanded providing additional functionality that includes modular ProChannel capability, Softube’s Saturation Knob ProChannel module, revolutionary FX Chains 2.0, SoundCloud integration, and Music XML support.
- PC4K S-Type Expander / Gate ProChannel Module expertly crafted and completes legendary, full channel strip functionality.
- Z3TA+ 2 next generation waveshaping synthesizer.
Cakewalk SONAR X1 Production Suite has an estimated street price of $499 USD, and will be available exclusively at select music and sound retailers worldwide October 2011.
More information: Cakewalk / SONAR X1 Production Suite
Cakewalk has announced SONAR X1 Expanded, providing exciting new capability for SONAR Producer customers.
SONAR X1 Expanded provides SONAR Producer users with additional functionality to extend an already impressive toolset and take their productions to new heights along with new delivery options.
SONAR X1 Expanded highlights
- ProChannel Modularity — SONAR X1 Producer‘s impressive ProChannel console strip already provides a number of options to get pro-studio sound in the box with its highly musical EQ, PC76 U-Type/classic FET and PC4K S-Type bus compressors, tube saturation, and flexible drag & drop routing. Now the ProChannel experience further expands with fully modular capability. ProChannel strips can be customized to have any combination of installed modules available on any channel. Favorite combinations can be set as default for tracks and busses.
- Saturation Knob — Softube’s Saturation Knob ProChannel module borrows from Softube’s famous German FET distortion and compression circuitry modeling. And like their Passive-Active EQ design provides smooth, one-knob, frequency saturation for adding just the right amount of tube warmth to any track.
- FX Chains 2.0 — Introduced in SONAR X1, FX Chains provide a powerful and flexible way to organize and create combinations of multiple effects including DSP-based effects. FX Chains 2.0 expands the concept from simple effects container to fully customizable plug-in interface, complete with user-definable skins. Knobs and sliders are assignable to any effect parameters within the chain and are available for remote control. Drag and drop FX Chains from the Browser, between tracks, or to individual clips.
- SoundCloud Integration — Adding to SONAR X1’s exceptional audio delivery options, users can now upload finished songs in any bit /sample rate from SONAR directly to SoundCloud by simply connecting to their SoundCloud account from within SONAR. Integrated SoundCloud support provides a simple and efficient way to share music with family, friends, and fans automatically via Twitter, Facebook, and other popular social media sites.
- Music XML — SONAR X1 Expanded supports Music XML, the universal digital sheet music interchange and distribution format. This new notation export capability is easily accessed in the Staff View. Once a composition is finished, simply export in Music XML format for use in popular notation programs such as Finale, Notion, and Sibelius.
- Additional workflow enhancements include bi-directional drag & drop of data (audio, MIDI, FX chains, etc.) between the Brower and Track View, simultaneous replace synth in track while keeping all other routing in-tact, and a number of UI refinements applied across the entire application.
SONAR X1 Producer customers can purchase the SONAR X1 Expanded download for $49 USD / €39 EUR / £35 GBP (vat inclusive) from the Cakewalk store starting late September 2011.
More information: Cakewalk / SONAR X1 Expanded
Softube has announced a limited time sale on its effect plug-ins.
Softube is having its biggest sale ever. We are offering all our plug-ins at up to 50% discount!
Get all the juicy details on our web store or from your local participating dealer.
Even better: the More is More bulk discount still applies in our web store and bundles are available at a discount from our dealers.
The Softube sale expires October 16, 2011.
More information: Softube