Fingerlab relaeses DFX multi fx app for iPad

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Fingerlab has announced the release of DFX, a powerful real-time quad multi-effects processor for iPad.

Fingerlab DFX

We are curious. We like new experiences. We welcome unexpected discoveries. And… we are musicians. It was an obvious choice for us to develop for the iPad the multi-effects that we wanted, that we needed for our thirst for sound. Four powerful and multipurpose chained effects, driven by trackpads for fast and easy sonic explorations. Like a million of pedal boards on a device.

Plug in any audio source, a guitar, a bass, a microphone, a DJ mixer. Or play your favorite iOS synth or drum machine with Audiobus or Apple Inter-App Audio. Or why not playing a track from your iTunes Music Library. Select one, two, three or four effects amongst 35 hi-quality digital audio effects and explore endless sonic possibilities. Delays, echos, reverbs, filters, tremolo, autowah, compressors, distortions, vocoders, resonators, etc… more possibilities that you can imagine.

At last, but not least, DFX is also a great little sound design machine. Just select one of the built-in tone synthesizers on the first effect and let your imagination build new sound landscapes at the tip of your fingers. We have had a lot fun making ours in the Factory presets. No in-apps, no ads, no fuss. DFX is simple, intuitive and fun. No user guide required ;^)

The app is available for purchase for $1.99 USD for a limited time (50% off regular).

More information: Fingerlab / DFX

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Synchro Arts releases Revoice Pro 3

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Synchro Arts has announced the immediate availability of Revoice Pro 3, a major upgrade to the application already used worldwide by top audio professionals for the fastest and easiest timing and pitch alignment of vocals, instruments and ADR.

Synchro Arts Revoice Pro 3

Now Revoice Pro 3 offers stunning new sound quality, powerful new tools, and workflow enhancements for users of all popular DAWs including Logic Pro X, Cubase, Nuendo and Pro Tools.

Revoice Pro 3 arrives with a host of improvements and major new features, including the simplest and fastest Warp functions for manually adjusting audio timing and pitch, What’s more, users report that Revoice Pro 3 provides the most natural and transparent-sounding processing available.

At the heart of Revoice Pro is our unique Automatic Performance Transfer (APT) process, which can give one signal the timing, pitch, vibrato and level features of another signal, and the realistic Doubler function. These, along with the added Warp process mean there is now a one-stop, time-saving, high-quality solution for creative and corrective audio manipulation tasks.

In addition, integration with most DAWs is now faster and easier than ever, using the simple Revoice Pro Link plug-ins or fast and familiar drag-and-drop or copy-and-paste operations.

For those new to Revoice Pro there simply is nothing else that offers vocal time and pitch alignment, combining the power, ease of use and best-in-class sound that Revoice Pro offers. Say goodbye to feature poor, hard to use and glitchy vocal plug-ins.
Revoice Pro delivers for both music and post applications… hearing is believing.

Changes in Revoice Pro 3

  • Manual Pitch and Time Warping of audio – intuitive, easy to select and manipulate time and pitch and maintain the highest quality.
  • Pitch correction functions – select modes over any range, with automatic snap to pitch grid options.
  • Time-variable Pitch transfer parameters – graphically vary pitch tightness, offset and transfer strength to control the APT function’s processing.
  • Easily create and change stacked tight vocals – change a Guide signal’s timing or pitch, and all related output tracks follow the changes automatically.
  • Improved Interface – Simpler, cleaner, faster and easier to understand and use.
  • Stunning audio quality– processing can produce totally transparent time and pitch adjustments.
  • AU Monitor plug-in – plays Revoice Pro’s output through AU stereo insert and tracks DAW’s playback in same way as Revoice Pro’s RTAS and VST3 monitor plug-ins.
  • Enhanced Doubler – can modify timing of output and has longer and negative time delay up +/- 200 ms.
  • Now works with even more DAWs – see www.synchroarts.com for details.
  • Hundreds of improvements and fixes – added to simplify and speed up learning and using.

Revoice Pro is available for purchase for RRP $599 USD/449 EUR/£374 GBP. Prices ex VAT where applicable. A 14-day free trial license (iLok-based) for Revoice Pro is avaialble from Synchro Arts.

Existing owners should visit http://www.synchroarts.com/store to check their eligibility for a discounted or free upgrade. Discounts are available on trade-ins for current VocALign owners.

More information: Synchro Arts / Revoice Pro 3

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Sony Creative Software updates Sound Forge Pro Mac & SpectraLayers Pro

Sony Sound Forge Pro Mac

Sony Creative Software has released a free 2.5 update to Sound Forge Pro Mac, and a Version 3 upgrade to SpectraLayers Pro.

Sound Forge Pro: Advanced Audio Waveform Editor is the application of choice for a generation of audio editors. The free 2.5 update for OS X features disc-at-once CD burning, the classic Wave Hammer compressor/limiter plug-in, and other improvements.

The award-winning SpectraLayers Pro: Advanced Audio Spectrum Editor stands at the forefront of the audio spectrum editing movement. Parallel developments in program design and core engine performance combine to deliver the most highly-evolved and surgically precise spectral editing platform available.

While Sound Forge and SpectraLayers Pro are standalone applications, both are configured to work seamlessly with each other, providing a comprehensive editing environment that combines deep waveform and spectrum editing capabilities.

“We’re pleased to announce significant upgrades and updates to our audio software product line,” said John Freeborg, vice president of global marketing for Sony Creative Software. “Sound Forge Pro Mac users are invited to install the free 2.5 update. Now with CD burning capability, the stand-alone Convrt Batch Processing Automation Tool, and our classic Wave Hammer compressor on board, Sound Forge for OS X has hit a highly anticipated benchmark. On the spectral editing side, our SpectraLayers 3.0 upgrade is extensive, reflecting a deep rethinking and reworking of the spectral editing paradigm. The list of new features is impressive, and they’re backed by core performance enhancements that contribute to a remarkably enhanced feel.”

Sound Forge Pro Mac 2.5 is available for purchase for $299.95 USD; SpectraLayers Pro 3 for Windows and Mac is $399.95 USD. Upgraded cross-platform Audio Master Suite bundles are now also available.

More information: Sony Creative Software

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Primal Audio updates FM4 synth app to v1.1

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Primal Audio has released version 1.1 of FM4, a 4-operator synthesizer app for iOS.

Primal Audio FM4

Modelled on the popular DX series from the 1980s FM4 provides the same gritty sound, with a modern interface, and without being bound by the limitations of the original units.

Every aspect of the hardware — from envelope curves to sine-table sizes and quantisation errors to digital-to-analogue converters — has been meticulously analysed, in order to recreate the raw and dirty sound of the original units.

Changes in FM4 v1.1

  • Audiobus support.
  • iOS 7.0.x crash has been fixed.
  • Performance boost: the UI responsiveness has been drastically improved.
  • App-size has been reduced with more than 60%.
  • The manual is up.
  • Added a tempo popover with manual control of the tempo.
  • Added a waveform popover with an overview of waveforms.
  • Minor bug fixes.

FM4 is available for purchase for $9.99 USD.

A free FM4 Lite version is now also available.

The lite version is fully functional except for the following limitations:

  • MIDI is disabled.
  • Inter-app Audio is disabled.
  • Audiobus is disabled.
  • Saving is disabled.
  • Only 40 factory presets are included.

More information: Primal Audio

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Apple updates Logic Pro X to v10.1 & Mainstage 3 to v3.1

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Apple has releases version 10.1 of its Logic Pro X digital audio workstation and version 3.1 of the MainStage music application designed for live performance.

Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X is the most advanced version of Logic ever. Sophisticated tools for professional songwriting, editing and mixing are built around a modern interface that’s designed to get creative results quickly and also deliver more power whenever it’s needed. Logic Pro X includes a massive collection of instruments, effects and loops, providing a complete toolkit to create amazing-sounding music.

Changes in Logic Pro X v10.1

  • 10 new Drummers that produce beats in a variety of electronic and hip hop styles including Techno, House, Trap, Dubstep and more.
  • Drummer provides specialized sound and performance controls for dialing in electronic or hip hop drum grooves.
  • New Drum Machine Designer plug-in offers new sounds and features for customizing electronic drum kits in a variety of styles.
  • Create a sequence of notes with a single mouse gesture using the new Brush Tool in the Piano Roll Editor.
  • New view options in the Piano Roll Editor let you see more notes in less vertical space and help identify drum sounds by name.
  • Easily compress or expand the timing of selected notes with new time handles in the Piano Roll Editor.
  • Note Repeat and Spot Erase modes allow classic drum machine style techniques for creating beats in realtime.
  • Smart Quantize proportionally corrects the timing and length of notes to preserve the musicality of your original performance.
  • Redesigned Compressor plug-in features scalable, Retina-ready interface and 7 models including the new Classic VCA.
  • Retro Synth can now create wavetables from imported audio and is able to stack up to 8 voices.
  • Expanded sound library includes over 200 new synth patches and 10 classic Mellotron instruments.
  • Automation can now be part of a region, not just the track, which makes it easier to use effects creatively.
  • Manage large-scale mixes more easily with the addition of console-style VCA faders.
  • Relative and Trim Automation modes extend the options for fine-tuning existing automation.
  • Mixer now allows remote control of microphone and other input settings for compatible audio interfaces.
  • Realtime rendering of fades allow them to work with Flex Pitch and speeds up project load times.
  • The Plug-in Manager now allows you to customize the organization of your menu.
  • Support for Mail Drop and Air Drop in OS X Yosemite makes it even easier to share your Logic projects.

Changes in MainStage v3.1

  • Redesigned Compressor plug-in features scalable, Retina-ready interface and 7 models including the new Classic VCA.
  • Retro Synth can now create wavetables from imported audio and is able to stack up to 8 voices.
  • Expanded sound library includes over 200 new synth patches and 10 classic Mellotron instruments.
  • The Plug-in Manager now allows you to customize the organization of your menu.
  • Turn your favorite hardware synthesizers into sampled instruments using new Auto Sampler plug-in.
  • Assign and manage custom shortcuts using the new Key Command editor.

More information: Apple / Logic Pro X

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