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EZ-Sound releases Pattern Display utility plugin

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EZ-Sound Pattern Display

EZ-Sound has introduced Pattern Display, a big display (540/540 pixels) created for the live performer.

It loads as a Vst instrument and reacts to the incoming velocity (see velocity chart) It is therefore easy to display the number you want at any moment of you song….

The following notes velocities will display the corresponding numbers

Number 1 velocity 1 to 12
Number 2 velocity 13 to 29
Number 3 velocity 30 to 38
Number 4 velocity 39 to 49
Number 5 velocity 50 to 57
Number 6 velocity 58 to 66
Number 7 velocity 67 to 76
Number 8 velocity 77 to 88
Number 9 velocity 89 to 127

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

More information: EZ-Sound / Pattern Display

Sample Magic updates Magic AB to v1.1

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Magic AB

Sample Magic has announced version 1.1 of Magic AB, the reference tool that allows producers to switch between the audio they are mixing and up to nine reference tracks in an instant.

The 1.1 update offers a mix of new versions for updated sequencers, user-suggested workflow refinements and fixes.

With A/B referencing playing an essential part in the production, mixing and mastering process, Magic AB offers an infinitely faster, easier and more accurate method to compare multiple audio streams to those available in any DAW or audio editor.

A uniquely powerful utility to aid and speed the mixing and mastering process, Magic AB’s controls and ergonomically-designed GUI can be learned in two minutes, and will lead to a lifetime’s better mixes.

Changes in Magic AB v1.1

  • Added – Pro Tools 11 support with 64-bit AAX plugin.
  • Added – Logic X support with 64-bit AU plugin.
  • Added – A-B stream selector buttons now work as a toggle button. Just click either A or B button to toggle between A and B stream.s
  • Fixed – Sample rate conversion between audio files and DAW session now works on both Mac and PC (no more truncated audio files or unable to load messages).

Magic AB for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available to purchase for RRP £24.90 GBP. The update is free to all registered users.

More information: Sample Magic / Magic AB

HoRNet releases TrackShaper mixing utility plug-in

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Hornet Plugins TrackShaper

HoRNet Plugins has released TrackShaper, a “mix with a knob” utility effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

The HoRNet TrackShaper is a “mix on autopilot” utility for those who want to have good sounding tracks without spending hours tweaking plugins.

The TrackShaper is based on the HoRNet ChannelStrip MK2 technology and includes several specific algorithm for different sound sources like: kick drum, snare, acoustic instruments, guitars, etc.

TrackShaper features

  • 14 different sound source algorithm.
  • Adjustable effect amount.
  • Adjustable input and output gain.
  • Automatic input and output gain adjustment.
  • Handy input and output level meters.
  • Mac OS X (>=10.5) and Windows support.
  • 64-bit compatibility both on Mac and Windows.
  • Audio Units VST2.4 and VST3 format.

TrackSpacer costs 14.99 EUR.

More information: HoRNet Plugins / TrackShaper

Ghostwave Audio releases MixRight for Reaktor

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Ghostwave Audio MixRight

Ghostwave Audio has announced the release of MixRight, a mixing utility for Native Instruments Reaktor 5.

It is designed as an easy way to compare your current mix with the reference track of your choice. (.wav and .aiff formats only)

In only one click, you can alternate between the two to compare levels, phase correlation and frequency distribution and therefore find out the necessary adjustments for your current mix. You can also set loop points and save settings for quick recall using snapshots.

A detailed manual is included and all future updates will be free.

MixRight is available to purchase for the introductory price of 7.50 EUR until July 17th, 2013 (regular 8.95 EUR). Requires Reaktor 5.6.2+ full version.

More information: Ghostwave Audio / MixRight

Sample Magic releases Magic AB reference plugin

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Sample Magic has announced the release of its Magic AB referencing plug-in, a simple, powerful reference tool that allows the producer to switch between the audio they are working on in their DAW and up to nine reference tracks in an instant.

With A/B referencing playing an essential part in the production, mixing and mastering process, Magic AB offers an infinitely faster, easier and more accurate method to compare multiple audio streams to those available in any DAW or audio editor.

A uniquely powerful utility to aid and speed the mixing and mastering process, Magic AB’s controls and ergonomically-designed GUI can be learned in two minutes, and will lead to a lifetime of better mixes.

Sample Magic AB
Magic AB allows you to compare the realtime audio you are working on with up to nine reference tracks at the click of a mouse.

Magic AB features

  • Effortlessly shape mixes: Love the sound of a commercial track? Fire up Magic AB and shape your own sound ever closer to what you want.
  • Compare multiple mixes quickly and simply: create and save your own ‘go-to’ playlists to radically speed up mixing and mastering.
  • Hone in on the details: play/cue the reference track from the precise point you want to hear and loop the section you want to focus on – there’s no need for tiresome rewinding and endless internal waveform navigation.
  • Balance the relative volume of mixes: with extensive, accurate, easy-to-read metering – particularly useful for critical mastering sessions.
  • Give your ears a chance to recalibrate: with manually changeable crossfade times.

Magic AB for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available to purchase for the introductory price of £19.90 GBP (regular £24.90 GBP).

More information: Sample Magic / Magic AB

HoRNet releases AutoGain effect plugin

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HoRNet AutoGain

HoRNet has released AutoGain, a volume automation utility plugin for Windows and Mac.

AutoGain has two inputs: in the main one put the track you want to automate, in the second one your volume reference. It may be a single track, a track group or the whole mix.

Press play and let AutoGain work its magic. It will try to keep your track level to the same as your reference. You can adjust speed, sensitivity and gain range.

HoRNet AutoGain features

  • Automatic gain riding.
  • Adjustable reaction speed.
  • Adjustable reference sensitivity.
  • Adjustable gain riding range.
  • Mac OS X (>=10.5) and Windows support.
  • 64bit compatibility both on Mac and Windows.
  • Audio Units and VST format.

AutoGain is available to purchase for 11.99 EUR.

More information: HoRNet / AutoGain

PEFF releases Directre audio router for Reason

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PEFF has released Directre, an audio routing utility designed to work as a hub for a live performance using Propellerhead Reason.

PEFF Directre
Directre Audio Router is a utility device with synchronized audio switching capabilities designed to be a control center for real-time performance applications.

Directre’s audio switching synchronizes to the tempo of a song. With a press of a button, a channel switch is cued to open or close at the beginning of a measure, beat, or 1/8th note.

DIRECTRE can function as either a 1×8 splitter device or as an 8×1 summing bus. In addition to the quantized switch capabilities, the switch can be adjusted to fade in and fade out with a touch of a button.

Directre features

  • Eight Channel Summing.
  • Eight Channel Audio Split/Distribution.
  • Level Controls with +6dB gain.
  • Synchronized Audio Muting on Bar, Beat, or 1/8th Note.
  • Selectable Crossfade Times
  • Adjustable Fade Time from 0ms to 6 seconds.
  • Switch CV Outputs that also synchronize to tempo.
  • MIDI Playability from a Keyboard or Control Surface.
  • Control Voltage Source that Syncs to Tempo.
  • Localization support for English, French, German, and Japanese.

Directre is available for the introductory price of $15 USD / 12 EUR for the first 1000 licensees or until May 1st, 2013 (regular $29 USD / 25 EUR).

More information: PEFF / Directre

Cescato Musiktechnologie releases VST-MIDI Monitor 3.0

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Cescato VST-MIDI Monitor 3.0

Cescato Musiktechnologie has re-launched with the release of VST-MIDI Monitor version 3.0, a free MIDI data monitor utility plug-in for Windows.

from Sound On Sound magazine:

…extremely useful, is Wally Cescato’s MIDI Data Monitor, which loads as a VSTi and displays incoming MIDI note, aftertouch, pitch-bend and controller data on four ‘LEDs’, as well as providing a scrolling data display in text form.

This is ideal when you’re trying to sort out why there’s no sound coming from your VSTis in Cubase, for instance, or for examining incoming MIDI controller data to see why it’s not altering the synth parameter you expected.

Changes in VST-MIDI Monitor 3.0

  • Added Program Change, Polyphonic Key Pressure and System LED Indicators.
  • Added monitor data selection switches.
  • Added switchable MIDI Thru port.
  • A ‘Thru Viewed’ option allows to be used as a MIDI data filter device.
  • Fresh compiled code.

The VST-MIDI Monitor plug-in for Windows (VST) is available to download at no cost. Donations are appreciated.

More information: Cescato Musiktechnologie