Steinberg releases Future Past Perfect for Groove Agent 4

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Steinberg has announced the release of Future Past Perfect, a new expansion pack in the range of VST Sound Instrument Sets for Groove Agent 4 and Groove Agent SE 4.

Steinberg Future Past Perfect

Designed by renowned producer, Dean Coleman, Future Past Perfect spans 33 electronic drum kits with over 500 electronic sounds, including kicks, snares, hi-hat, percussion, stabs and effects, plus hundreds of groove patterns. Its production kits are ideal for the many subgenres of house music, and perfectly complements the libraries of Groove Agent 4 and Groove Agent SE 4.

Groove Agent 4 is a comprehensive drum workstation that includes three different drum modules for different styles. These modules or Agents are combinable with each other, allowing users to create unique drum sets. Groove Agent 4 also features a massive sound library of over 22,000 samples, more than 3,800 patterns and an array of specialist editing tools. Groove Agent SE 4 is already included in Cubase Pro 8, Cubase Artist 8, Cubase 7.5, Cubase Artist 7.5 and Nuendo 6.5 with NEK.

Dean Coleman is a producer, DJ and composer who has scored several internationally acknowledged films, while also boasting remixes for a long list of prestigious artists. Meanwhile Coleman has added to his professional portfolio by releasing premium sound libraries and sound-design tools.

“Future Past Perfect intertwines the classic sounds of the past with sonic hints of the future, landing on the perfect blend for the present,” said Dean Coleman.

Matthias Quellmann, product marketing manager at Steinberg added: “Good house beats are not easy to come by, and we had been looking for a long time for the right contributor before we met Dean. I can only recommend giving the demo track a listen: one can tell right away that Dean’s put so much effort into the samples and patterns that comprise Future Past Perfect. He’s really done a wonderful job of it!”

Future Past Perfect is available for purchase for 39.99 EUR, including German VAT.

More information: Steinberg / Future Past Perfect

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Steinberg releases VST Connect Pro 3

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Steinberg VST Connect Pro

Steinberg has announced that its VST Connect Pro 3 remote recording software solution is now available.

VST Connect Pro allows producers and performers to collaborate together regardless of location. Multi-track recordings can be streamed directly to the workstation in premium quality, revolutionizing the way musicians and producers interact over the Internet.

The third version of VST Connect Pro comes in a new look, making it more intuitive to use, while its single-click setup facilitates the implementation and configuration of the plug-in. The video window can now be detached from the main user interface, allowing users to position the window to their whim. FX inserts have been introduced in VST Connect Performer, which will be welcomed by the performer who can now enhance the monitor signal individually. Lastly, the new file exchange feature is an easy way to send song texts and other files back and forth between VST Connect Pro and VST Connect Performer.

“VST Connect Pro 3 is the result of developments toward a more inclusive approach, giving us more flexibility in usability and presenting the user with more versatility,” said Matthias Quellmann, product marketing manager at Steinberg.

VST Connect Pro 3 is available for purchase for MSRP 199 EUR, including German VAT.

A special release offer at 149 EUR, including German VAT, provides new customers a 25% discount that will be available over the next four weeks.

More information: Steinberg / VST Connect Pro 3

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Steinberg announces Nuendo 7 preview at Game Developers Conference

Steinberg Nuendo 7

Steinberg has announced the upcoming release of Nuendo 7 alongside their partnership with Audiokinetic Inc., the leading global provider of cross-platform audio solutions for the interactive media and gaming industries.

15 years ago, the Nuendo digital audio workstation first enriched the pro audio market by introducing a new paradigm: to unite completely native technologies with peerless audio and surround features. Today, Nuendo empowers audio professionals to higher levels of productivity: discerning post-production editors, film mixers as well as recording engineers around the world rely on the flexibility and industry openness that Nuendo provides.

Game sound designers increasingly depend on Nuendo; its highly configurable program structure and many sound-design tools help to create and manipulate audio. With Nuendo 7, Steinberg now take the next step by including Game Audio Connect, providing a seamless connection to the Wwise audio middleware solution by Audiokinetic.

Steinberg’s senior marketing manager, Timo Wildenhain, comments: “Nuendo 7 will make a major impact on television and film post-production facilities, and with Audiokinetic at our side, we are confident that the smooth compatibility with Wwise will establish a sustainable position within the game industry.”

Belonging to the new features around game audio, the integration between Nuendo and Audiokinetic’s Wwise audio middleware solution allows mixdowns to be exported to Wwise via a simple drag-and-drop operation, bypassing file management operations and working seamlessly between Mac and Windows computers on a network. It is also possible to open the Nuendo project corresponding to an exported section directly from Wwise. Other useful tools for game sound designers and those dealing with a large number of audio files are the new Render Export feature that exports a free selection of audio files to a disk destination, including many individual options, and Render In Place for direct rendering within the project, making it available on a new audio track for further editing.

“One of Audiokinetic’s core focuses is to streamline the workflow of the interactive audio community. This integration with Nuendo 7 represents a great step towards that overall goal,” says Martin Dufour, CTO of Audiokinetic. “It will allow individuals to work more smoothly on their creation, and teams to collaborate more efficiently on their projects.”

At next week’s 2015 Game Developers Conference, taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, United States, Steinberg will be showing the first preview of Nuendo 7 at the Audiokinetic booth, no. 836.

More information: Steinberg / Nuendo 7

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Steinberg updates Cubasis app to v1.9

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Steinberg has released version 1.9 of Cubasis, the audio/MIDI sequencer app for iPad.

Cubasis FX Packs

The latest 1.9 update for our multitouch audio/MIDI sequencer on the iPad is now available through the App Store. Alongside the existing recording, mixing and arranging capabilities and many production tools, Cubasis now introduces in-app purchases, allowing you to buy additional features directly from inside the app.

First in-app purchases are two effects suites, each with six great-sounding effects processors:

FX Pack 1: Reverbs & Delays
Tape Delay, Stereo Delay, Long Delay, Stereo Width, Non-Linear Reverb, Early Reflections

FX Pack 2: Vintage FX
Pan & Tremolo, Rotary Speaker, Bit Reduction, TalkBox, Wah Pedal, Enhancer

Cubasis for iPad is available for purchase for $49 USD.

More information: Steinberg / Cubasis

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Steinberg launches Valentine’s Day Sale

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Steinberg has announced its Valentine’s Day Sale, offering up to 44% off on its state-of-the-heart instruments.

Steinberg Valentine's Day Sale

During this weekend you can save up to 44% on HALion 5, Groove Agent 4 and The Grand 3 — the finest instruments bound to steal some hearts.

This weekend only! Offer ends on February 15, 2015.

To take advantage of this special Valentine’s Day offer, please visit any participating authorized Steinberg dealer or select your favourite product below and enter the following coupon code in the shopping cart:

VALENTINESDAY2015

More information: Steinberg / Valentine’s Day Sale

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