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Roland updates system software V-Studio products

Roland V-Studio 100

Roland has announced the release of new system software for its V-STUDIO 700 and V-STUDIO 100 computer recording products.

This revision adds support for Roland’s newly developed VS Streaming driver technology, and also the ability to use the OCTA-CAPTURE USB 2.0 Audio Interface to expand the units’ I/O capabilities.

VS Streaming represents a breakthrough in driver technology for digital audio workstations, providing ultra-low latency performance and unprecedented stability. With VS Streaming, V-STUDIO 700 and 100 users can enjoy rock-solid operation at latencies as low as one millisecond at 44.1kHz and 48kHz. The cross-platform VS Streaming driver is available for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP operating systems, as well as Mac OS X.

With the new system software, V-STUDIO 700 and 100 users can now use the new OCTA-CAPTURE USB 2.0 Audio Interface to add an additional 10 inputs and eight outputs to their computer recording setups. When a V-STUDIO and an OCTA-CAPTURE are both connected to a computer via USB, the new VS Streaming driver treats them both as one integrated device, making it seamless for users to access their newly expanded I/O within their DAW software.

Designed to provide superb sound quality that will satisfy even the most demanding audio professionals, OCTA-CAPTURE features 10 inputs and 10 outputs, including eight premium-grade microphone preamps. These VS Preamps the same high-end mic preamps found in Roland’s V-Mixer series of commercial digital mixing consoles, as well as the acclaimed V-STUDIO 700.

To take advantage of these new features, V-STUDIO 700 users should upgrade to System Version 1.3 or higher, while V-STUDIO 100 users should upgrade to System Version 1.5 or higher. In addition, users should install the latest V-Studio driver for their computer operating system.

The system updates and VS Streaming drivers are free downloads for all V-STUDIO 700 and 100 owners.

More information: Roland


Waves releases MaxxStream

Waves has released MaxxStream, an all-in-one software system that conditions and optimizes media sound for streaming.

Waves MaxxStream

From the product page:

MaxxStream is a software-based audio processor which provides audio conditioning for live content as it is encoded and streamed onto the Internet. It consists of the MaxxStream SW application and network elements that allow remote monitoring & control.

MaxxStream key features

  • Intuitive User Interface – With its user-friendly GUI and extensive preset library, MaxxStream takes the guesswork out of streaming.
  • Multiple Stream Resolutions – MaxxStream performs multiple high-quality sample-rate conversions and encoding to multiple bit rates in real-time.
  • Real-time Audio Capture and Conditioning – MaxxStream combines audio capture and conditioning into a single, real-time process.
  • State-of-the-Art Audio Bit Depth – MaxxStream delivers superior audio quality with 32-bit floating point processing every step of the way.
  • Live Streaming – MaxxStream’s live stream conditioning runs transparently between your audio source and encoder.
  • Full Windows Support – Compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003.
  • 24/7 Monitoring – MaxxStream’s Watchdog utility ensures smooth streaming, with zero downtime.
  • Multiple Encoders and Formats – MaxxStream outputs to up to 16 simultaneous encoder instances, and a single input channel may be fed to multiple MaxxStream stations and processed specifically for each.

MaxxStream is available in two versions:

  1. MaxxStream Pack – Audio Track, L1 Ultramaximizer, Renaissance Vox.
  2. MaxxStream Pro Pack – C1 Parametric Compander, C4 Multiband Compressor, L1 Ultramaximizer, MaxxBass, S1 Stereo Imager, Q10 Equalizer, DeEsser.

MaxxStream Pack and Pro Pack are available for Windows PC for $500 USD (Pack) and $1600 USD (Pro Pack).

Visit the MaxxStream website for more information.