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Longcat Audio Technologies updates AudioStage to v1.3

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Longcat AudioStage

Longcat Audio Technologies has updated its AudioStage 3D audio authoring and mixing software for Windows and Mac.

AudioStage benefits from a full-3D user interface that shows a virtual sound scene and all its components: audio sources, listeners, rooms and trajectories.

Changes in AudioStage v1.3

  • Reaper 4.10 compatibility.
  • User editable shortcuts.
  • 3D camera can be controlled using right and middle clicks.
  • Better Scene editing in the Timeline.
  • Scene locking.
  • Timeline UI revised.
  • AudioStage transport can be unlocked from the host transport.
  • Entity rename in the Project Explorer.

AudioStage for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for 299 EUR (Stereo Edition), 495 EUR/990 EUR (Surround Edition), and 2490 EUR (Unlimited Edition).

More information: Longcat / AudioStage

Sound Magic releases 3D Spacer effect plugin

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Sound Magic 3D Spacer

Sound Magic has releases 3D Spacer, an effect plug-in for Windows.

3D Spacer is an 3D effect unit using Sound Magic Award Winning 3D technology. 3D Spacer brings Supreme Piano 2 into a new audio world. Dial in the separate 3D Effect unit and choose 7.1 channel output (with 24 Bit/192KHz resolution!)

Utilizing the complex science of the latest Head Related Transfer Functions and environment reflection shaping. 3D Spacer can place your piano into a real 3D space that erases the “virtual “and leaves “reality”! 3D spacer is provided as a VST running under Windows and Add-on for Supreme Piano 2

3D Spacer features

  • Internal 64-bit floating point precision.
  • 7.1 channel output.
  • Up to 24 Bit/192KHz resolution.
  • Include Microphone Modeler.
  • Seperate adjust each channel volume.
  • 3D panning.
  • Adjustable height.
  • Adjustable LFE Channel.

3D Spacer for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for 50 EUR. Existing Sound Magic customers pay 25 EUR.

More information: Sound Magic / 3D Spacer

Flux releases Pure Analyzer System real-time analyzer

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Flux has announced the release of Pure Analyzer System, a modular RTA-system providing an extensive range of analyzer options and metering standards, meeting the demands of any imaginable audio analysis and measurement applications within the fields of; Music Production, Audio Mastering, Live/Installation Sound, Broadcast and Post-Production.

The core of Pure Analyzer System is a standalone application presenting an unparalleled interface designed for ultra-rapid reactivity and intuitive instant user-interaction. The graphic analysis rendering is performed using a GPU-efficient OpenGL 2D/3D graphic engine, optimizing the audio to visual experience utilizing the GPU on a standard OpenGL graphics card.

Flux Pure Analyzer System

Full I/O support through ASIO/Core Audio is provided, and for maximum flexibility and efficiency Pure Analyzer System present the option to separate the signal acquisition from the analysis utilizing SampleGrabber, a standard DAW plug-in (available in all common plug-in formats, VST, AU, RTAS as well as TDM for VENUE systems) to acquire the signal in any plug-in host environment and broadcast it through a local area network using the ZeroConf/Apple Bonjour protocol.

The Flux:: Pure Analyzer System presents a vast selection of analysis tools such as; Real-time Spectrum Analyzer, Vector Scope, Phase Meter, Oscilloscope, Real-time Metering History, Real-time and Offline Metering Statistics, furthermore, a wide range of enhanced metering options including the last EBU R128 loudness norm (PLOUD), ITU-R BS.1770, True Peak, K-System and all variants of PPM (BBC, EBU, Nordic etc.). A complete set of tools for System Analysis including; Multi-Channels reference support, Multi-Microphone support, Transfer Function, Coherence, Magnitude, Phase, Impulse Response, Delay Finder, Signal Generator and unlimited Snapshot with auto creation from Sweep and Average, is provided as well.

In addition to the extensive range of standard analysis options, Pure Analyzer System introduce a ground-breaking innovation: Flux:: Nebula Spatial Spectrogram and Surround Scope, presenting a unique representation of the audio material in terms of spectral content and localization in the stereo and/or surround space.

The Flux:: Nebula Spatial Spectrogram combines the functionality of a spectrum analyzer and a vector scope to provide a complete and detailed overview of the mix in order to literally be able to see what you hear and feel. The Flux:: Nebula Surround Scope presents a representation of how a surround signal’s various components are distributed in the surround environment.

The Pure Analyzer System is available for Windows, Mac and AVID VENUE, supporting up to 16 channels (for Multichannel/Surround and Multi-Microphone System Analysis) in up to 384 KHz.

Pricing and availability:

  • Mandatory Base Version
    • Pure Analyzer Essential 279 EUR / 399 USD
  • Add on options (requires Pure Analyzer Essential)
    • Pure Analyzer Metering 149 EUR / 219 USD
    • Pure Analyzer Live 149 EUR / 219 USD
    • Pure Analyzer Multichannel 149 EUR – 219 USD

More information: Flux / Pure Analyzer System

3R Audio updates Space Designer Manager to v2

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3R Audio has announced the release of Space Designer Manager 2, a tool to work efficiently with Logic Pro’s popular Space Designer Impulse Reverb.

3R Audio Space Designer Manager 2

Space Designer Manager extends the usability of Logic’s popular Space Designer impulse reverb and is it’s perfect companion. The ever and ever growing number of 3rd party and user impulse responses shows Space Designer’s drawback: Before you can use a impulse response file you must load it into a setting and save it. If you have hundreds or thousands of files this will be an exhausting and almost impossible task, because you have to do it one by one.

Space Designer Manager keeps you being creative because it does the job automatically for you in seconds. Furthermore it can find and relink impulse responses back to the setting files they belong to and batch modify important parameters of existing settings like dry and wet level, volume and latency compensation.

Changes in Space Designer Manager 2

  • New Modifier added to batch modify the most important Space Designer parameters.
  • An all new Info Drawer featuring a complete audiofileplayer plus additional infoview for convenient prelistening of impulse responses.
  • New option to add the duration of the impulse response as a prefix to the setting name.
  • New option added to let the Preferences and Info Drawer open on startup.
  • Numerous internal enhancements.
  • Optimized for OSX Lion.

Space Designer Manager 2 is available to purchase for €29 EUR. The upgrade from v1 is €9 EUR. It is free for users who have purchased Space Designer Manager after May 1, 2011.

More information: 3R Audio / Space Designer Manager

Longcat updates AudioStage to v1.1

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Longcat AudioStage

Longcat has released version 1.1 of AudioStage, a 3D audio authoring software.

Ideal for movie and music postproduction, AudioStage can now be used in latest versions of Avid ProTools, Merging Pyramix, Steinberg Nuendo or Apple Logic Pro.

Changes in AudioStage v1.1

  • Better compatibility: tested with Avid ProTools 9, Merging Pyramix 7, Cockos Reaper, Steinberg Nuendo 5 and Cubase 6.
  • Better integration: supports projects up to 192 kHz and common drop and non-drop SMPTE timecode formats.

More information: Longcat / AudioStage

Longcat AudioStage, New dimensions in 3D audio authoring

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Longcat AudioStage

Longcat has released AudioStage, the first 3D audio authoring and mixing solution compatible with all major audio software.

AudioStage benefits from a full-3D user interface that shows a virtual sound scene and all its components: audio sources, listeners, rooms and trajectories.

The interface may be used with tactile screens or a mouse, and allows for a simple sound and space authoring.

The 3D scene allows to simultaneously obtain an infinity of mixes addressing a large number of formats. The editor and sound engineer may concentrate on the audio scene creation, without taking the final support into account, hence gaining productivity and creativity.

AudioStage features

  • Input tracks: mono or multichannel.
  • Acoustic environment: complete with connected rooms, physical simulation of openings, walls, and reverb.
  • Authoring: infinite number of scenes, tracks, and environments in one single project.
  • Automation: full parameter automation and animation of audio objects.
  • 3D object-based mixing: simultaneously mix in stereo, surround, or any full-3D format up to 64 channels.
  • Spatialization: comprehensive techniques (including stereo, binaural, stereo3D, surround, Ambisonics, and VBAP) applied individually to audio sources in each mix.
  • Commercial editions: AudioStage Stereo, Surround, and Unlimited.
  • Free LITE edition available for your first 3D mixes.

AudioStage is available to purchase for Windows and Mac, starting at 990 EUR (introductory price for the Stereo edition). A free AudioStage LITE edition is available to download from the Longcat Audio website.

More information: Longcat / AudioStage

EastWest releases Quantum Leap Spaces convolution reverb

Quantum Leap Spaces

EastWest has announced the release of Quantum Leap Spaces, a 24-bit, true stereo convolution reverb for Windows and Mac.

An arsenal of the best gear that Neumann, Neve, Telefunken, TG, Manley, Sennheiser, Fairchild (to name a few) have produced over the past 60 years was used to create QUANTUM LEAP SPACES, along with the Sony DRE S777 sampling reverb and Meitner A-D converters. ATC monitors were positioned in the room/hall to emulate the real world sound projection properties of various instruments. So an impulse taken for a French horn was created by firing the sweep tones from the middle to left rear of the stage, backwards and slightly towards the floor. 1st violin section impulses were taken by firing a series of speakers at an angle towards the ceiling, just like a real section. A fifth speaker with the high end reduced was fired towards the floor to emulate the body of the violins. This same methodology was used to record reverbs for rock instruments in various LA studios. Because of this, the reverbs in QUANTUM LEAP SPACES have a fantastic balance of early reflections and room sound that really draws a dry instrument into the space, rather than the usual “sound plus reverb” result.

Quantum Leap Spaces features

  • Produced and Engineered By Nick Phoenix.
  • Highest resolution, most useful, reverbs available.
  • 24-bit True Stereo, with True Surround capability.
  • ATC, Neumann, Telefunken, Neve, Meitner Signal Path.
  • Film Score, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Classical, Esoteric and Dreamy Reverbs.
  • Low CPU usage, with cleanest signal path possible.

Quantum Leap Spaces is available to purchase as a download for $299 USD / 225 EUR (DVD expected shipping date is week of January 24th).

More information: SoundsOnline / Quantum Leap Spaces

Eric Beam “Brings the noise!”, free test tones/noise samples

Eric Beam - Bring the noise!

Eric Beam has posted a number of free audio test files from a Prism dScope III audio analyzer and a Dolby SDU4 surround decoder.

For everyone that designs, tests, creates, calibrates, or has an odd preference for what they consider “listening enjoyment”, This is for you.

Having calibrated utility & test files is a must for any audio engineer. The corner stone being pink noise. When it comes to generating tones/noise ITB I have found most DAW to be severely lacking in this area. After much frustration with the incorrect Protools signal generator “Pink”. I’ve captured Tones/Noise from a calibrated DScope & Dolby SDU4.

More information: Eric Beam