AudioWatermarking.info has released version 1.08.7 of Watermarking Tools 2 (AWT2), a set of shareware utilities for embedding (and retrieving) digital watermarks within audio files.
AWT2 watermarks are inaudible and highly robust, surviving low bitrate transcoding with lossy coders, mixing, effect processing, acoustic coupling (transducing via air) and time stretching.
Changes in AWT 2 v1.08.7
- Fixed bug in the decoder (could cause crash).
- AWT2 is now available in a form of SDK (static library + header file + example) for various platforms including Windows, Linux, Mac OS, iOS. AWT2 SDK is available upon request.
- Reworked and detailed error codes.
Audio Watermarking Tools 2 for Windows, Mac, and Linux (includes console and GUI utilities) is available to purchase starting at 69 EUR.
More information: AudioWatermarking.info
earPlugins has released Tune, a free plug-in for ear training.
An earPlugin is an audio plugin made for ear training (not music making). It integrates sound processing, test flow and score keeping for a training session. The overall design goal is to maximize learning efficiency through immediate and detailed feedback, both aural and visual.
The audio plugin implementation allows you to use earPlugins with the same work environment and material that you normally use.
The first earPlugin is Tune, for training identification of frequency bands.
- Optimized for maximum learning efficiency by immediate and detailed feedback, auditory and visual.
- Stereo VST2.4 for 32-bit Windows.
- 3-minute getting started video (youtube).
- User’s manual (pdf) (270k).
Tune for Windows (VST) is available as a free download for personal, non-profit use.
More information: earPlugins
Audiofile Engineering has released Backline MIDI, a unique utility for MIDI users, especially anyone looking to monitor/send MIDI info in a live-performance environment.
Backline MIDI is a utility designed for fast, accurate MIDI troubleshooting in any setting.
Created by the minds at Audiofile Engineering, it’s an ideal tool for traveling techs and live engineers who need a convenient way to monitor or send MIDI information on the go.
Create a master clock for tempo and time-sync functions, monitor incoming MIDI messages across channels with detailed info, and much more, all with an intuitive, easy-to-read interface.
Backline MIDI features
- Status Board for monitoring MIDI messages including: Note On, Note Off, Aftertouch, Controller, Program Change, Pitch Wheel, Channel Pressure, Clock, Start, Timecode, Continue, Tick, Stop, Song Position, System Exclusive, Song Select, Active Sensing, Tune Request.
- List (see message details such as channel and velocity).
- Clock display.
- Timecode display.
- Click (send specified note on assigned channel at a given tempo).
- Transport (send start/stop/continue messages).
- Clock (send tempo).
- Timecode (send timecode).
Backline MIDI for iOS 3.1 or later is available to purchase for $9.99 USD.
Note: Full use of Backline MIDI requires the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer accessory with the latest firmware. Download the latest firmware with the newest version of MIDI Memo Recorder.
More information: Audiofile Engineering / Backline MIDI
, Eric Beam
, samples and sound libraries
Posted in news
on Dec 14, 2010
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
AudioWatermarking.info has announced the release of Audio Watermarking Tools 2 (AWT2), a set of shareware utilities for embedding (and retrieving) digital watermarks within audio files.
AWT2 watermarks are inaudible and highly robust, surviving low bitrate transcoding with lossy coders, mixing, effect processing, acoustic coupling (transducing via air) and time stretching. Check examples section.
AWT2 offers unprecedentedly high watermarking data rate up to 125 bps (i.e. more than 16 bytes in one second of audio); watermark payloads up to 120 bytes long are supported.
AWT2 protects your rights by ensuring that your watermark is detectable (only by you!) in any copy of your audio materials transmitted or broadcasted anywhere.
Audio Watermarking Tools 2 is available to purchase, starting at 69 EUR (Windows, Mac OS X and Linux console and GUI utilities are included in the package).
More information: AudioWatermarking.info
Sound Radix has released version 1.2.1 of Auto-Align, an automatic microphone / DI time alignment plug-in for Mac.
Auto-Align will “listen” to your multi-mic recording and will automatically measure and compensate for the delay between the microphones, sample accurately – significantly reducing the Comb filter effect and dramatically improving the resulting sound.
Changes in Auto-Align v1.2.1
- RTAS and ProTools 9 compatibility
- New, easy-to-use, host-independent bus routing system, eliminates the need of using side-chain.
- True stereo alignment in Pro Tools and other hosts that support mono side-chain only.
- Improved, automatic management of stereo-to-mono and mono-to-stereo alignment.
- Improved detection algorithm.
- Improved graphics accuracy.
- Fixed a bug that made Auto-Align produce erroneous results in Pro Tools HD systems.
Auto-Align is available to purchase as an effect plug-in for Mac (AU/RTAS) for $149 USD.
More information: Sound Radix
Sound Radix has released a Mac OS X RTAS version of Auto-Align, an automatic time alignment plug-in.
Auto-Align will “listen” to your multi-mic recording and will automatically measure and compensate for the delay between the microphones, or between a DI box and a microphone – sample accurate, significantly reducing the Comb filter effect.
When distant microphones are used and a delay is desired to enhance the sense of space, Auto-Align can time-place the microphones to better match the close-mic’ed source and therefore minimize the Comb filter effect.
Auto-Align can also automatically detect a reversed polarity mic and compensate for it.
Auto-Align for Mac (AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for $149 USD.
More information: Sound Radix
Iced Audio has released version 5.0.6 of AudioFinder, the audio library and production base station for Mac OS X.
AudioFinder is an audio asset management system, and music production hub. AudioFinder gathers all the most useful tools in one quick and intuitive application, enabling you to be more creative by handling all the time consuming tasks that slow down your music production.
Changes in AudioFinder v5.0.6
- Added Support for Spotting sounds to the cursor in Apple Logic 9 or newer.
- Sample Tools now accept MIDI input for playing back at variable pitches/speeds. This is automatically enabled when a Sample Tool is front-most window.
- Added import of “Hollywood Edge” sound library “.tab” files in the Metadata Database Manager.
- Bug fix with Metadata Editor Templates. If a Template was applied to a sound already in the database the path could be reset to be AFMetadataStoreTemplate.
- Metadata Database Viewer Templates have a new format, any old ones in use will need to be updated.
- Fixed the Escape Key to end editing of renaming operation in the list view.
- Bug fix – sometimes after renaming a file the keyboard shortcuts could stop working.
- Bug fix AudioViewer shortcuts when detached (free mode).
- Fixed a bug in the Folder Column Browser that only effected Leopard.
- Other bug fixes.
AudioFinder for Mac is available to purchase for $69.95 USD.
More information: Iced Audio