iMusicAlbum updates has released version 1.9 of AltiSpace, a convolution reverb app for iPad and iPhone.
AltiSpace includes a large built-in library of high quality reverb impulses taken from actual devices and the possibility to upload your own reverb space impulses. Intuitive and compact user interface for maximum ease and efficiency.
You can use this application together with Inter-app audio hosts (like a DAW, Recorders or Audio file managers) or with Audiobus for adding studio quality reverberation effects to the sound of other music applications or pre-recorded tracks.
Changes in AltiSpace v1.9
More than 350 high-quality samples of actual famous reverb devices.
Added option to choose between controls Dry/Wet mix or Reverb level.
Spektro Audio has released version 1.3 of CV Toolkit – Standalone, an application that can be used to control analog synthesizers by sending CV signals through any DC-coupled audio interface or Expert Sleeper modules.
This update includes five new modules, support for the Expert Sleepers ES-4, ES-40, ESX-4CV, and ESX-8CV modules, a new pitch detection algorithm, and various improvements and bug fixes.
Details on what’s new can be found at the Spektro Audio blog.
CV Toolkit – Standalone is available for purchase for $19.99 USD. The new 1.3 update is free for all CV Toolkit – Standalone Version customers.
Mildon has released a beta version of SFZ Designer, a free visual sample mapping tool for Windows.
SFZ Designer is a cutting-edge sample mapping tool optimized for multiple velocity and round-robin layers. It features a streamlined workflow, assisted opcode entry, draggable key-range and velocity splits-points, and more. It supports all SFZ 1.0 opcodes (full 2.0 support coming soon) and directly exports to .sfz format.
I recommend using SFZ Designer in tandem with Plogue Sforzando for quick previewing. When you re-export your .sfz file all the changes are instantly applied in Sforzando. This is a feature in the player.
SFZ Designer features
True visualization of groups (key-range > velocities > samples).
Draggable key-range and root key selection over the pianoroll.
Draggable velocity layer split-points (up to 8 velocity layers).
Supports multiple round-robin samples per velocity layer.
Tune, Pan, and Volume controls for each sample.
Transpose, Pan, and Volume controls for each group.
Assisted opcode entry with auto-suggest and validation.
Advanced opcode apply-to-all options.
Group cloning and structure cloning.
Accepts currently unsupported opcodes.
Project-level Amplifier DAHDSR controls.
Global Override at project/group/region-levels.
Full support for SFZ 1.0 opcodes (soon SFZ 2.0 support).
Export-As-SFZ with auto-conversion of sample paths to relative paths.
SFZ Designer is available for download for Windows. A beta for Linux and OSX will be available as well.
Cakewalk has introduced Music Creator 7, a new version of the recording software for your home studio.
Music Creator 7 is a fun, easy, and fast way to create original music or remix your favorite songs. Transform any Windows 7 or 8 computer into your own personal music studio with all the tools, loops, instruments, and effects you need to create, edit, and mix great music.
Version 7 of this best-selling software makes it even easier to produce exceptional tracks thanks to the integrated MixStrip, one-knob “Style Dial FX” for shaping your sound, touch screen compatibility, and VST3 plug-in standard support—so you can use cutting-edge instruments and effects from Cakewalk and dozens of other manufacturers. Then when you’re ready to share your music with the world post your music on Facebook and Twitter with SoundCloud.
Music Creator 7 features
Seamlessly create, record, edit, and mix your music using the Award-winning Skylight user interface.
NEW! Access all your most important controls using the Hi-Def Control Bar with more harmonious spacing, labeling, and dynamic resizing.
NEW! Create your own MIDI parts with the new virtual onscreen MIDI controller with touch support, or your QWERTY keyboard—great for mobile music making.
Get creative with 32 audio tracks and 8 instrument tracks, and 128 MIDI tracks.
NEW! Support for 8 inputs and 8 outputs simultaneously.
NEW! Support for the latest VST3 instruments and effects.
A complete backing band with 6 virtual instruments (including the entire Studio Instruments Suite).
NEW! Mix like a pro with the integrated MixStrip, which includes Curve EQ and new Style Dial FX for one knob access to commonly used effects.
Mix with all the must-have effects including reverb, EQ, and more.
Plug in your guitar and rock out with Overloud’s TH2 Creator guitar amp simulator.
NEW! Enhanced MIDI editing includes a new Piano Roll View and time-saving Pattern tool for painting MIDI parts.
NEW! Create the perfect performance from multiple takes using the new comp tool.
Create beats and drum tracks with the integrated Step Sequencer.
Trigger audio and MIDI loops for real-time performance and remixing with the Matrix View.
NEW! Custom modern loops designed by Loopmasters.
Easily drag and drop loops, instruments, effects, and project templates from the built-in Browser.
Plus! Use any Windows 8 touch-enabled device to control the software with your fingers.
Music Creator 7 for Windows is available for purchase for $49.99 USD. New Music Creator bundles and add-ons are also available.
SKYLIFE has announced SampleRobot Volca-X, a new SampleRobot version which fully supports Korg’s new volca sample digital sample sequencer.
SampleRobot Volca-X is Volca Sample’s best friend. It offers all features that you need to manage, convert and dump all your custom samples. It is a budget-friendly companion (39 £ / 49 € / 59 $) and it offers all the sophisticated sampling features of SampleRobot Single-X.
Ever wanted to turn your vintage drum machine or even your plugins into a Volca Sample bank? SampleRobot Volca-X can do the job for you – ultra fast! Record or import samples, slice “all-in-one” files, rearrange sample slots. SampleRobot Volca-X offers a lot of creative freedom when working with Volca Sample.
SampleRobot Volca-X features
Dump up to 100 samples at once to Volca Sample.
Support for multiple bit and sampling resolutions.
Automatic high quality resampling for Volca Sample.
Save all your sample banks as Projects.
Sample bank function: Erase.
Sample bank function: Restore factory samples.
Import multiple wave files at once.
Slice “all-in-one” files.
Sample size calculation and progress display.
Flexible stereo-mono rendering.
Different loop export modes.
Sophisticated auto-sampling features.
WaveRobot editor available as option.
Compatible with Windows and OS X.
SampleRobot Volca-X will be available in March, 2015.
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