Cableguys updates VolumeShaper plugin to v4.0.1

Cableguys has released version 4.0.1 of VolumeShaper, an effect plug-in that lets you shape the levels of any audio signal in pinpoint detail.

Cableguys VolumeShaper 4

From multiband sidechain compression effects to extreme gating, from tempo-synced stutter to precise sample-shaping — VolumeShaper provides a wealth of creative musical effects with a visual approach to volume.

Changes in VolumeShaper v4.0.1

  • When running in One-Shot mode, the LFO could sometimes add a short click sound.
  • Fixed a small UI bug in the MIDI setup screen.
  • Improved multi-selection of waveform points.
  • Improved compatibility with Cubase 8.
  • Improved compatibility with OS X Yosemite.

VolumeShaper for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for 30 EUR/$40 USD incl. VAT. It is also part of the Cableguys Bundle, which offers a 40% savings over the individual purchase of Curve, FilterShaper, VolumeShaper, and MidiShaper.

More information: Cableguys / VolumeShaper 4

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CodeFN42 releases Cales free MIDI plugin

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CodeFN42 has announced the release of Cales, a free MIDI utility plug-in for Windows.

CodeFN42 Cales

Cales is a VST plugin that allows you to map your keyboard’s keys to a musical scale. This will ensure that you will always stay in key, and never hit a wrong note.

When “easy mode” is enabled, you can play any scale using only the white keys with “C” always being the tonic (or “root” note).

More than 20 scales are included, and you can easily add your own custom scales.

The plug-in is a free download for Windows (VST).

More information: CodeFN42 / Cales

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VB-Audio releases Voicemeeter virtual audio mixer

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VB-Audio has launched Voicemeeter, a virtual audio mixer software for Windows.

VB-Audio Voicemeeter

Voicemeeter is the first Application working as a virtual Mixer, able to manage every audio sources and audio points

By Including various DSP algorithms from VB-Audio, Voicemeeter is a concentrate of technology letting you control the sound as you want, without worrying about any limitations. Made it your way and retrieve feeling of vintage analog mixing console !

Voicemeeter is a Unique Application designed for everyone willing to manage audio in a smart way! For VOIP users, Broadcasters, Podcasters, Video gamers, Musicians, DJ’s and whatever Sound Lovers, P.A. System tweaker, Home-Cinema audiophiles…

Voicemeeter for Windows is available as donationware.

More information: VB-Audio

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Single Cell Software releases Caustic Editor for Volca Sample

Single Cell Software has announced the release of Caustic Editor for Volca Sample, a free utility for Korg’s Volca Sample users.

Caustic Editor for Volca Sample

Christmas comes early for Volca Sample owners.

KORG were nice enough to open up their volca sample SDK to 3rd parties so I took a few days to rip out Caustic’s WAV editor and turn it into a stand-alone, multi-platform tool that lets you import, load, record, edit and upload samples for use with your KORG Volca Sample device.

It was taken from my Caustic 3.2 working branch, so it even has a few more functions than what’s in Caustic 3.1!

The editor is available as a free download for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android (an iOS build has been submitted to the Apple Store and is awaiting approval).

More information: Single Cell / Caustic Editor for Volca Sample

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Sonic Studio releases Amarra sQ in–line DSP utility

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Sonic Studio has released version 2.0 of Amarra sQ, a new utility that joins Amarra, Amarra Hifi, Amarra Vinyl and Amarra Symphony High Resolution Audio (HRA) software for file–based playback.

Sonic Studio Amarra sQ

Amarra sQ is an in–line DSP (Digital Signal Processing) utility that provides real time equalization for any and all audio sources on Mac OS. Making use of two proprietary Sonic Studio technologies, Sonic EQ and SonicStream, Amarra sQ gives the user access to powerful “equalization” tools to custom tailor the sound of any audio source, from a CD or music file, to streaming movies and songs. Fourteen factory Sonic EQ presets correct the response of popular headphone models from Apple, Audeze, Grado, Mr. Speaker and others, while additional presets fine tune playback for popular music genres, from acoustic and classical to jazz and rock. An infinite number of user presets can also be saved and recalled at any time.

Installed along with Amarra sQ, SonicStream is a highly optimized, ultra–fidelity 32 bit software driver that routes the Mac’s output to the input of Amarra sQ as its input “device.” Amarra sQ takes that input, runs it through four bands of Sonic EQ equalization, adjusts overall gain and redithers the signal. The final output is then routed directly to the output device, bypassing Mac OS’ Core Audio. Four redithering algorithms are available, including Sonic Studio’s proprietary noise–shaped form, along with adjustment of resonant frequency for noised shaping as well as turn–off delay.

Recent trends in consumer audio have hastened the rise in popularity of HRA or High Resolution Audio, including new high resolution streaming services. With its superior 32 bit driver, plus Sonic EQ and redithering technologies, Amarra sQ is ready for new listening experiences in the home or at work. Chris Connaker, founder of popular web site Computer Audiophile, is convinced of Amarra sQ’s merit. “I’m listening to TIDAL (HRA streaming) through Amarra sQ and I can’t live without it now,” Connaker said. “On my MacBook Pro, Amarra sQ makes all the difference in the world!”

Founder and company President Jonathan Reichbach developed the new software to enhance and personalize the audio experience for modern media consumers. “Everyone streams movies from YouTube and Netflix, or listens to music via iTunes, Pandora or Spotify,” he stated. “Sonic Studio provides affordable, pro quality tools to make everything you listen to better.”

Amarra sQ is available for purchase for $29.95 USD.

More information: Sonic Studio / Amarra sQ

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