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Sony Creative Software releases 8 Bit Weapon: A Chiptune Odyssey

Sony Creative Software 8 Bit Weapon: A Chiptune Oddysey

Sony Creative Software has released 8 Bit Weapon: A Chiptune Odyssey, a massive collection of chiptune style loops and samples created using vintage computers and video game consoles.

The library covers Apple II, Commodore 64, NES, Gameboy, and the Atari 2600. Each system library has everything from drums, bass and synth to special effects. Both 8 Bit Weapon and ComputeHer have featured demos built into the collection.

The library features 462 (537 MB) original, royalty-free WAV files.

8 Bit Weapon: A Chiptune Oddysey is available for download now for 29.95 EUR ex VAT.

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Sony Creative Software announces Vegas Pro 9

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Sony Creative Software Vegas Pro 9

Sony Creative Software has announced Vegas Pro 9, the professional video, audio, and Blue-ray Disc creation software for Windows PC.

The Vegas Pro 9 collection integrates two powerful applications that work seamlessly together to provide an efficient and intuitive environment for video and broadcast professionals. This comprehensive suite offers the most robust and progressive platform available for content creation and production. With broad format support, superior effects processing, unparalleled audio support, and a full complement of editorial tools, the Vegas Pro 9 collection streamlines your workflow. From acquisition to delivery, from camera to Blu-ray Disc™, the Vegas Pro 9 collection delivers exactly what you need to produce outstanding results.

Vegas Pro 9 feature highlights

  • Precise Editing Tools — Edit SD or HD video with drag-and-drop functionality, mouse and keyboard trimming, and ripple editing. Features include ProType Titling technology, multicamera editing tools, 32-bit floating point video processing, customizable window layouts, color-coded snapping, improved HDV/SDI/XDCAM support, Cinescore plug-in support, A/V synchronization detection and repair, and auto-frame quantization.
  • Efficient, Professional Workflow for 32- and 64-bit systems — The Vegas Pro 9 interface provides a fully customizable workspace for accomplishing a wide range of production requirements. Dock multiple windows across multiple monitors, and save your layouts to fit specific editing tasks; nest Vegas projects within the timeline, customize and save keyboard commands, and use application scripting to automate repetitive tasks. System-wide media management produces maximum efficiency. Network rendering saves time by using multiple computers and networked drive arrays to render complex projects. Vegas Pro software also supports 24p, HD and HDV editing.
  • Broad Format Support — Vegas Pro 9 software natively supports the newest professional camcorder formats including XDCAM EX and RED. Vegas Pro 9 software also includes support for still images greater than one gigapixel in resolution. Use Pan and Scan to create a stunning movie sequence from these large pictures while maintain HD resolution.
  • Superior Audio Control — Use unlimited tracks, 24-bit/192 kHz audio, punch-in recording, 5.1 surround mixing, effects automation, and time compress/expand. Apply customizable, real time audio effects like EQ, Reverb, Delay, and more. Expand your audio processing and mixing options with supported third-party DirectX® and VST audio plug-ins. Use the Mixing Console for precise audio control.
  • Powerful Blu-ray Disc Authoring — Burn movies to Blu-ray Disc™ directly from the Vegas Pro timeline for high-definition delivery. Use DVD Architect Pro software (included with the Vegas Pro collection) to author DVDs or Blu-ray Disc media with multiple video angles, subtitles, multiple languages, and special features. Preview and test your work in real time. Apply Brightness and Contrast, Auto Levels, Crop, and Anti-Flicker filters. Set CSS and Macrovision® copy-protection flags for masters.
  • Interactive Tutorials — Vegas Pro 9 software has a comprehensive help system, as well as detailed interactive tutorials that provide walk-through demonstrations of common features and functionality. These tutorials provide an easy step-by-step method of learning the product and the workflow necessary to complete most common tasks.

Check here for a complete list of (new) features in Vegas Pro 9.

Vegas Pro 9 is available for pre-ordering now at $549,95 USD (542,95 USD for the download version). Expected ship date is May 11, 2009.

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Sony updates Acid Pro to v7.0c

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Sony Creative Software ACID Pro 7.0

Sony Creative Software has released version 7.0c of Acid Pro, the digital audio workstation that combines full multitrack recording and mixing, MIDI sequencing, and legendary ACID looping functionality for a seamless music-creation and post-production environment.

Changes in Acid Pro v7.0c

  • Fixed a bug that could cause sub busses to be routed to hardware outputs when loading a project in certain cases.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause ACID Pro 7.0b to crash if audio was dragged to an empty timeline while playback was in progress.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when moving a MIDI note on the timeline during playback when using some VSTis.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause continuous data to MIDI controllers normally in “switch” mode (e.g. sustain pedal) to be misinterpreted as full-scale “switch” transitions.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when using multiple instances of the Garritan ARIA player v1.0.5.1 with multithreaded soft synth playback enabled. The solution requires an update to Garritan ARIA v1.0.6.5 or later also (see Known Issues below).
  • Fixed a bug that could cause ACID Pro 7.0b to crash during MIDI track freeze when using soft synths whose outputs were routed to hardware outputs via sub busses.
  • The sample project files on the installation DVD now play correct sounds when running under Windows Vista SP1 or later.

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Short links for March 26th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

Mike Cook Arduinocaster

# Arduinocaster shreds in MIDI

Mike Cook takes the keytar to the next level.

Arduinocaster is a an Arduino based MIDI instrument modelled on a guitar sometimes called a keytar. It uses switches and LEDs to control six "strings" which are held down in guitar like chords. Triggering the strings is through an opto reflective switch for a continuous repeating strum and four touch sensitive switches for a one off sequence. There are three banks of four picking / strumming / arpeggio styles and a three octave capo. Voice change information can also be sent.

# glitchNES – NO CARRIER/Don Miller’s glitchNES is an open source software project for the Nintendo Entertainment System. This software causes graphical glitches similar to hardware circuit-bending. The current version is 0.1 (initial release).
Link via CDM

Clubhouse Strummer

# Dinosaurs and Robots: The Clubhouse Strummer

Mark Frauenfelder writes:

My goal was to make an electric string instrument that uses drone tuning. I don't know anything about music theory, but drone tuning is a way to tune an instrument that makes it sound good no matter what you do with your fret fingers. Sitars, some dulcimers, and bagpipes use drone tuning. The clubhouse strummer uses GDG tuning (the Gs are one octave apart). I copied the fret layout from a strumstick, but I could have used this handy mountain dulcimer fret calculator to figure out the fret spacing.

# gotoandlearn.com – Flash Player 10 Beta: Dynamic Sound
Learn how to dynamically create sounds using the new features in Astro.

# Synth1 random preset generator
Christophe Roussy created a utility to generate random presets for Synth 1.

Synth1 is my favorite free software synthesizer to this date. There are a lot of preset banks available on the web. I had a look at the preset format and thought it would be easy to generate random presets if I could figure out how the values are stored. I decided to write a small Java application that can generate random presets.

# Free Korg MS-20 Patches
Waveformless offers some free patches for Korg's MS-20 synth plug-in.

8bitcollective drum machine compilation

# little-scale: Drum Machine Compilation

Kezziebeat writes:

"Due to a song I created just a couple of days ago, I became inspired to start this compo. I want to make a compilation of songs using only kick drums and noise. Yes, only drums. No leads, no melodies, no arps (even slutty ones). I want to see what people can create when they only have a beat to work with.

# Zoom H4n review – Brad Linder takes a look at the latest Zoom H4 field recorder.

Sony updates Acid Pro to v7.0b

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Sony Creative Software ACID Pro 7.0

Sony Creative Software has released version 7.0b of Acid Pro, the digital audio workstation that combines full multitrack recording and mixing, MIDI sequencing, and legendary ACID looping functionality for a seamless music-creation and post-production environment.

Changes in Acid Pro v7.0b

  • Audio-waveform drawing during recording has been improved.
  • Plug-In Manager performance has been improved.
  • Performance has been improved when working with projects that contain many MIDI loops.
  • Enable multithreaded soft synth playback check box has been added to the Audio Device page in the Preferences dialog (on multicore/multiprocessor computers, this setting can significantly increase performance during playback and real-time rendering).
  • ACID can now render to Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) format.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements, details here.

Acid Pro 7 for Windows is available for purchase for 291.95 EUR (ex VAT) and if you’re fast you can get 100 EUR off, as Sony is offering 35% discount on all their software through March 20, 2009.

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Sony Creative Software introduces download delivery option for royalty-free content line

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Sony Creative Software has introduced a new download delivery option for all products in its royalty-free content line.

All Sony Creative Software loop libraries, Cinescore Themes, sound effects and Vision Series content collections, including previously discontinued titles, are now available for purchase via download at discounted prices. Instant access to Sony Creative Software’s popular content collections will help producers to rapidly get the production assets they need to beat deadlines while saving on production costs.

Sony Creative Software Latin Hip-Hop

Sony Creative Software has also announced the release of Latin Hip-Hop: The Hybrid Series, the first download-only loop library.

This new title is a celebration of the vibrant and eclectic Latin/Hip-Hop genre and features content drawn from Sony’s archive to create an essential resource for producers that seek these distinctive sounds. Extensive auditioning and experimentation has yielded more than 700 loops and ten sophisticated, royalty-free ACID projects that make up this high-energy loop library. Price: 21.95 EUR ex VAT.

Additional new download-only titles will be added to the online catalog on a regular basis.

Downloadable content is now available as a purchase option on the English version of the Sony Creative Software website (downloadable content sections of French, German, Spanish and Japanese websites is planned for Q1 2009).

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Sony Creative Software updates ACID Pro to v7.0a

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Sony Creative Software ACID Pro 7.0

Sony Creative Software has released version 7.0a of ACID Pro, the professional digital audio workstation for Windows PC.

Changes in ACID Pro v7.0a

  • The élastique plug-in has been updated for improved performance.
  • When the Close audio and MIDI ports when ACID is not the active application check box in Preferences > General is selected, external control is also suspended when ACID is not active.
  • When you edit a clip in an external editor, audio, MIDI, and external control hardware is released regardless of the Close audio and MIDI ports when ACID is not the active application check box setting. The ports are re-enabled when focus is restored to ACID.
  • The Save each track as a separate file check box is now available when rendering projects that contain video. When this check box is selected, each rendered track will contain the video strream as long as the rendering template is configured to render video. Fixed a bug that could cause ACID to crash when switching between audio devices.
  • Various other fixes.

ACID Pro 7 is available now for an MSRP of $399.95 USD.

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Sony Creative Software releases Pulse: Pure Analog Lifeforms

Sony Creative Software Pulse: Pure Analog Lifeforms

Sony Creative Software has released Pulse: Pure Analog Lifeforms, a rare and perfect exhibition of vintage and new school sounds.

Created by Richard Devine and Josh Kay —the team that delivered our top-tier Electronic Music Manuscript title —Pulse contains all the musical maps and charts you need to plan and execute your own fantastic voyage through entire worlds of electronica, hip-hop, and film music.

Pulse: Pure Analog Lifeforms features

  • 397 (545 MB) original, royalty-free WAV files.
  • Classic analog sound streams tapped from hot Buchla, Doepfer and Cwejman electronics, and beat structures forged in a deep neural network of today’s finest soft synths.
  • Royalty-free sounds, organized and fortified with spot-on metadata that ensures seamless playback in ACID software and every other program that supports .wav files.

Pulse: Pure Analog Lifeforms is available now for 21.95 EUR.

Sony has also announced the Richard Devine Pulse Composition Contest contest in which you can win KORE 2 and various other prizes.

Richard and Josh have collaborated on the Original Track, “Pulse,” for this Composition contest using loops from our new Pulse library, plus a bunch of new and exclusive content found only in this download package! Give the track a good listen, and then take the provided contest download and show these two stellar artists that you’ve got the skills to create an amazing mix of your own. Where could the music take you?

Visit Sony Creative Software for more information on Pulse, and ACIDplanet for details on the contest.