Zerodebug intros audio- & midimux for iOS

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Zerodebug has announced audio- & midimux, a new app pair providing MIDI & Audio connections between iOS devices and Mac.

audio- & midimux allow streaming of MIDI & Audio data between iOS devices and a Mac via the standard USB cable finally fully integrating iOS devices in a typical modern music production environment.

midimux features

  • Control iOS apps with hardware controllers that are connected to your Mac.
  • Sequence and play iOS apps using a DAW running on your Mac.
  • Use iOS apps to play and sequence hardware instruments that are connected to your Mac.
  • Control Mac applications or hardware connected to it, using Lemur, TouchOSC or any other app that uses MIDI.
  • Connect more than one iOS device to the Mac – and send MIDI data between them.

audiomux features

  • Stream audio from your iOS Apps to your Mac and vice versa.
  • Audiobus integration enables the use of countless iOS music Apps in your studio environment.
  • Connect multiple iOS devices to your Mac, each will create its own audio device.
  • Low cpu usage – so you can keep using all your apps.
  • Very low latency via USB.

midimux is available for purchase for $9.99 USD, audiomux will soon be available for $6.99 USD.

More information: audio- & midimux


Sonarworks intros Reference 3 studio calibration software

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Sonarworks has launched Reference 3, a studio calibration software for Windows and Mac.

Sonarworks Reference 3

After 3 years and 1M USD spent on development, Sonarworks has just released their newest speaker calibration software for sound studio professionals and home recording enthusiasts. Currently the most accurate speaker and room calibration software on the market, Sonarworks Reference 3 empowers studio pros of every caliber to achieve reference sound at an affordable price point.

Reference 3 is packed with unique and patent-pending technologies as well as automation that enables anyone to do the complete studio calibration process with a visual step-by-step workflow in less than 15 minutes. Reference 3 utilizes a proprietary Perceived Acoustic Power Frequency Response (PAPFR) technology that measures and analyzes sound the way humans actually hear it. During the measurement process, the software automatically detects the microphone position in the room, making the process much easier and the results more consistent. The processing plugin has a filter engine that is specifically designed for audio calibration in a studio setting with a choice of linear, mixed, and minimum phase filters to suit the task at hand.

The Reference 3 measurement software is currently available for Mac for 269 EUR/$345 USD, bundled version with a custom calibrated measurement microphone. A download only license is 229 EUR/$299 USD.

Windows PC users can use version 2.2, which will be upgraded free of charge to 3.0 in Spring 2015. The DAW plug-in is available for both Mac OS X and Windows.

More information: Sonarworks


Spektro Audio updates CV Toolkit – Standalone to v1.3

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Spektro Audio has released version 1.3 of CV Toolkit – Standalone, an application that can be used to control analog synthesizers by sending CV signals through any DC-coupled audio interface or Expert Sleeper modules.

Spektro Audio CV Toolkit Standalone

This update includes five new modules, support for the Expert Sleepers ES-4, ES-40, ESX-4CV, and ESX-8CV modules, a new pitch detection algorithm, and various improvements and bug fixes.

Details on what’s new can be found at the Spektro Audio blog.

CV Toolkit – Standalone is available for purchase for $19.99 USD. The new 1.3 update is free for all CV Toolkit – Standalone Version customers.

More information: Spektro Audio / CV Toolkit Standalone


Bedroom Producers Blog posts 100+ free online resources for music producers

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Bedroom Producers Blog has posted a list of 100+ free online resources for music producers, including instruments, drum machines, DAWs, samples, and more.

100+ Awesome Free Resources for Music Producers

Over the years, I’ve bookmarked hundreds of free online resources which can be incredibly useful if you’re away from your main music workstation. Things like online BPM counters, tuners, virtual instruments and web based music sequencers can be life savers when you’re making music or recording audio outside of your studio.

All of these free goodies are compiled here, in a huge list which is meant to be updated and improved with your help. I’ve also added some of my favorite tutorials, music theory guides and various other tools which can be helpful for music artists. Feel free to submit your own favorite freebies in the comments section below!

More information: Bedroom Producers Blog


Mildon releases SFZ Designer (open beta)

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Mildon has released a beta version of SFZ Designer, a free visual sample mapping tool for Windows.

Mildon SFZ Designer

SFZ Designer is a cutting-edge sample mapping tool optimized for multiple velocity and round-robin layers. It features a streamlined workflow, assisted opcode entry, draggable key-range and velocity splits-points, and more. It supports all SFZ 1.0 opcodes (full 2.0 support coming soon) and directly exports to .sfz format.

I recommend using SFZ Designer in tandem with Plogue Sforzando for quick previewing. When you re-export your .sfz file all the changes are instantly applied in Sforzando. This is a feature in the player.

SFZ Designer features

  • True visualization of groups (key-range > velocities > samples).
  • Draggable key-range and root key selection over the pianoroll.
  • Draggable velocity layer split-points (up to 8 velocity layers).
  • Supports multiple round-robin samples per velocity layer.
  • Tune, Pan, and Volume controls for each sample.
  • Transpose, Pan, and Volume controls for each group.
  • Assisted opcode entry with auto-suggest and validation.
  • Advanced opcode apply-to-all options.
  • Group cloning and structure cloning.
  • Accepts currently unsupported opcodes.
  • Project-level Amplifier DAHDSR controls.
  • Global Override at project/group/region-levels.
  • Full support for SFZ 1.0 opcodes (soon SFZ 2.0 support).
  • Export-As-SFZ with auto-conversion of sample paths to relative paths.

SFZ Designer is available for download for Windows. A beta for Linux and OSX will be available as well.

More information: Mildon / SFZ Designer


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