Cakewalk has announced the release of Music Creator 6 Touch, a personal music studio software for Windows.
Music Creator 6 Touch includes Windows 8 and touch support.
Music Creator 6 Touch makes it fun and easy to create original music or remix your favorite songs – with no musical experience required. Transform any Windows 7 or 8 computer into your own personal music studio. Music Creator has all the tools, loops, instruments, and FX you need to create, edit, and mix great music. And when you’re ready to share your music with the world, you can burn a CD or use SoundCloud to post your music on Facebook and Twitter.
Music Creator 6 Touch also adds touch support for Intel-inspired Ultrabooks and other Windows 8 touch enabled devices. Use the same multi-touch gestures you’ve grown accustomed to on your smartphone to interact with Music Creator 6 Touch.
Music Creator 6 Touch features
Seamlessly create, record, edit, and mix your music using the award-winning Skylight user interface.
Get creative with 32 audio tracks and 128 instrument tracks.
A complete backing band – includes 6 virtual instruments.
All the must-have FX including Reverb, EQ, more.
Plug-in your guitar and get incredible sounds using the Overloud TH2 Creator amp simulator.
Create beats and drum tracks with the integrated Step Sequencer.
Trigger audio and MIDI loops using the Matrix View for real-time performance and remixing.
Easily drag and drop loops, instruments, FX, and project templates from the built-in Browser.
Plus! Use any Windows 8 touch enabled device and interact directly with the software using your hands.
Music Creator 6 Touch for Windows is available to purchase for $49.99 USD. A bundle with all 19 Cakewalk Sound Center expansion packs *1,285 additional sounds, 3.6 GB) costs $149.99 USD.
Image-Line has announced the release of FL Studio 11, the latest version of the music production software for Windows.
FL Studio 11 is a complete software music production environment, representing more than 14 years of innovative developments and testament to our commitment to Lifetime Free Updates. Everything you need in one package to compose, arrange, record, edit, mix, master and perform professional quality music.
To celebrate we’re having a 50% OFF PLUGIN SALE including Newtone, Drumaxx, Gross Beat, Harmor, Morphine, Poizone, Sakura, Sawer and Toxic Biohazard (ends May 30, 2013).
Changes in FL Studio 11
Performance mode – Trigger Playlist Clips live using a mouse, touch screen, typing keys or MIDI controller.
Multi-touch support – FL Studio & some plugins respond to Multi-touch & gesture functions.
Playlist – 199 Playlist tracks, increased from 99.
Links with MIDI port – MIDI input port is used to avoid conflict between controllers.
Playlist & Piano roll – Horizontal & vertical movement locking.
Piano roll – Glue notes, Mouse wheel velocity, Monophonic step entry mode & Chop chords tool.
Right-click data entry – Most controls now allow a right-click option to type in values.
Plugin Picker – Right-click to open a plugin & presets in the Browser. Type plugin names to highlight entries.
Mixer – Page Up/Down keyboard keys cycle through the current mixer track’s plugin windows.
Options – Play truncated notes in Clips. Click and hold functions. GUI animation, sober to entertaining.
BassDrum – Deep Kick-Bass percussion synth with sample layering for punchy kicks with a big bottom end.
GMS (Groove Machine Synth) – Multi-timbral hybrid synthesizer & FX channel from Groove Machine.
Effector – 12 performance oriented effects under X/Y modulation control to compliment Performance.
Patcher – Overhauled with animated connections and a fresh interface and Voice Effects (VFX).
VFX Key Mapper – Remapps live or Piano roll note input. Transpose, keychange, chord etc.
VFX Color Mapper – Piano roll note colors to control 16 independent generators/instruments/groups.
Harmor – Komplexer WT wavetables, ‘Map audio regions to keys’ for sampler like functionality & more.
ZGameEditor Visualizer – Create real-time or rendered HD video effects automated & synced to FL Studio.
DirectWave – Native multi-timbral mode to play more than one patch from note colors in the Piano roll.
Newtone 2 – Completely re-written with a new analysis and pitch engine for more accuracy.
Workflow – Shortcuts & mouse actions now harmonize with FL Studio’s Piano roll and Playlist.
Vibrato editor – Create vibrato effects including start/end amount and frequency & match existing vibrato.
Subatomic Software has updated the Audulus modular music processing app for Mac and iPad to version 2.0.
With Audulus, you can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio. All with low latency real-time processing suitable for live performance. Audulus’s user interface is clean, simple, and easy to learn, allowing you to focus on sound.
Changes in Audulus v2.0
The Audulus Store. To open the store, tap the Store button in the Patch Browser (left side).
Math Expression node (Math -> Expr). Enter textual math expressions, like “2*x + y +z”. Available as an in-app purchase, this node has a variety of uses, including: unit conversion, control-signal mapping, wave-shaping or building custom oscillators. It can also be used when doing math with individual nodes is too cumbersome.
Timing mode (the little stopwatch button below the lock mode button). This shows timings for all the nodes so you can optimize your patch. This is available as an in-app purchase.
The Oscillator node now has an amplitude input. If the amplitude is zero, the oscillator takes up much less CPU. Synth patches will see a big performance improvement from driving the Osc amplitude with the ADSR.
Significant improvement in loading times. Indicate progress while loading.
No waiting to close a patch. Patches are saved in the background.
Audio engine optimizations. The audio engine now takes various shortcuts when values aren’t changing.
Improved responsiveness of the on-screen keyboard.
Audulus is available to purchase for Mac and iPad for $29.99 USD and $14.99 USD respectively.
WaveMachine Labs has announced version 1.09 of its Auria digital audio recording system for iPad.
With the ability to play 48 mono or stereo 24bit/96 kHz tracks simultaneously, record up to 24 of those tracks simultaneously (through a supported USB multichannel audio interface), and edit and mix with familiar tools and full parameter automation, it’s clear Auria sets a new standard for iPad multitrack recording.
What’s more, Auria’s 64-bit Double Precision architecture ensures ample headroom for plug-in processing and mix summing, transforming your iPad into a recording and mixing studio with sound quality that rivals most DAWs.
Changes in Auria v1.09
Fixed in 1.09
Fabfilter Pro-C, Volcano and Timeless plugins updated to fix loading issue.
MP3 Import not working correctly.
Audiobus not working when inserting apps in certain order.
Time Stretch causes clicks on certain regions.
Join function sometimes adds extra silence at the start.
Opening Process Menu clears solo.
Muted regions are now more transparent.
Auto Crossfade (in Settings menu) works on all regions now.
Fixed issue with accidentally entering highlight or locator set mode when double tapping in two different places.
When recording with loop mode enabled, nothing is recorded for the first second.
Fixed issue with no audio when using loop mode and rewinding.
Fixed crashing issue when undo-ing freezing/unfreezing track.
Fixed issue with plugin settings not restoring after undo-ing Delete Plugin.
Imaginando has announced the release of an Android version of LIVKONTROL, an app for controlling Ableton Live.
After the success of LIVKONTROL for iOS, Imaginando is now proud to present LIVKONTROL for Android. LIVKONTROL is the first dedicated Ableton Live remote controller for Android devices. Keeping the same design, interface and the usability of the original version, featuring:
Automatic connection between the app and Live using LKBRIDGE.
Track volume, pan, record, and mute control.
Scene view reflection with full control of clips.
8 MIDI sliders for custom parameter assignment and control.
The smartphone version of LIVKONTROL for Android is now available to purchase from Google Play for 4.99 EUR.