Sonnox launches Sonnox LIVE bundle for Avid VENUE

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Sonnox has announced the release of Sonnox LIVE, a bundle of plug-ins specifically for Avid VENUE consoles.

Sonnox LIVE

Sonnox LIVE is a powerful bundle of high quality plug-ins from Sonnox, specifically for use with Avid VENUE and S3L consoles. It includes the legendary Oxford EQ and Dynamics plug-ins, the smooth and versatile Oxford Reverb, TransMod for altering attacks, Inflator for adding presence, and the brand new SuprEsser DS – possibly the most natural sounding de-esser on the market!

Sonnox plug-ins have been road-tested on the most demanding of world tours, for the likes of J-Lo, Peter Gabriel and Massive Attack, and deliver a pristine and polished performance at every show!

Sonnox LIVE contains 5 plug-ins that support both TDM and AAX DSP formats: EQ, Dynamics, Inflator, TransMod, Reverb. A 6th AAX DSP plug-in, SuprEsser DS, is included for the exclusive use of S3L users.

The Sonnox LIVE bundle is available for purchase for £599 GBP ex VAT.

More information: Sonnox / Sonnox LIVE

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Waves launches Genesis plug-in bundle

Waves Genesis

Waves has announced Genesis, a bundle of 4 effect plug-ins for live sound.

Waves Genesis is a collection of four must-have plugins for live sound. Perfect for venues of all sizes, Genesis is Native, TDM and SoundGrid® compatible, and covers all your essential processing needs.

Genesis includes the C4 Multiband Compressor for dynamic equalization and tone-shaping; Renaissance DeEsser to control sibilant “ess” and “shh” sounds; Renaissance Reverb for space and atmosphere; and H-Delay to create depth and movement.

Together, these four plugins form the basis of an expandable, forward-thinking performance system that is ready to grow and evolve with you and your needs.

The bundle is available to purchase for $499 USD.

More information: Waves / Genesis

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Avid announces Live Sound Webinar with Ken “Pooch” Van Druten

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Ken “Pooch” Van Druten

Avid has announced a webinar with Ken “Pooch” Van Druten, the award-winning live sound and recording engineer.

Award-winning live sound and recording engineer Ken “Pooch” Van Druten has toured with some of the biggest names in music, including Linkin Park, Beastie Boys, Eminem, Guns N’ Roses, and Earth, Wind & Fire. This webinar takes a look at what sets Pooch’s mixes apart from others.

In this FREE webinar with Avid® host Robert Scovill, Pooch will take a look at his career and discuss how he got to where he is today, dissecting his approach to mixing with VENUE and providing insight into his systems and workflows. Pooch will also cover his mixing and recording techniques – through actual tour show files — and answer audience questions.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST.

More information: Avid

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Plugin Alliance intros Vocal Enhancer effect plugin by Noveltech

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Noveltech Vocal Enhancer

Plugin Alliance has announced the availability of Vocal Enhancer, a native version of the unique vocal processing plug-in by its partner Noveltech Audio.

VOCAL ENHANCER™ intelligently enhances the relevant characteristics found in the source, automatically adjusting complex sets of parameters rather than only statically boosting e.g. one specific frequency region.

This innovative approach allows you to get to the desired results much faster – with almost instant gratification, requiring only three intuitive user parameters!

The Vocal Enhancer for Windows and Mac (AU/VST/AAX/RTAS/TDM/VENUE) is available to purchase for $199 USD.

More information: Plugin Alliance / Vocal Enhancer

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Avid Highlights New Product Offerings, Recent Partnership Announcements and Expanded Training Program at NAMM 2013

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Avid has released a round of announcements from NAMM 2013 which include a partnership with the world-famous Abbey Road Studios, the expansion of its Avid Learning Partner Program to include Sibelius certification, and new product offerings for its professional audio and live-sound customers.

Avid NAMM 2013

“Providing valuable resources and developing the professional tools to help our valued customers produce amazing music continue to be priorities for Avid, as demonstrated by the news being shared at NAMM this year,” said W. Sean Ford, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Avid. “We’ve set the standard for our industry with our innovative products and programmes and we’re particularly excited to be offering formalised certification for Sibelius, which will ensure that music educators have the training they need to inspire the next generation of composers, and the Pro Series line of plug-ins, which lay the groundwork for our expanding AAX portfolio.”

The news being showcased at NAMM includes the following:

  • High profile partnerships— Renowned Abbey Road Studios, the masterminds behind hits from today’s hottest musical artists including Adele and Florence + The Machine, is the most recent of a large group of facilities and private studios making the upgrade to Pro Tools®|HDX. In addition to a full studio overhaul to HDX systems, Abbey Road and Avid have also announced the first ever Abbey Road Studios and Avid Song Contest, which will provide visibility for emerging artists competing for the grand prize of a Pro Tools system and opportunity to have a track of their choice mixed with Abbey Road’s Online Mixing platform.
  • Expanded training opportunities— Avid has reinforced its strong commitment to the Sibelius product line with the announcement of the official Sibelius Training and Certification Program, offered through the Avid Learning Partner Program, which will provide valuable training and accreditation to music educators.
  • Innovative product upgrades and launches— Avid expands its AAX plug-in portfolio and adds increased flexibility and integration to the VENUE live-sound system.
    • Pro Series plug-ins: Avid announced the launch of the Pro Series line of AAX Native and AAX DSP plug-ins, featuring three new advanced processors that enable users to sound their best. Pro Compressor and Pro Expander (available now), along with Pro Limiter (coming soon), are the first plug-ins in the series, joining an expanding line-up for the AAX platform.
    • VENUE Mix Rack: Avid’s industry-leading live sound console system is now fully compatible with VENUE Stage 48 and the VENUE Ethernet Snake Card to provide users with unprecedented flexibility and enhanced capabilities.
    • Pro Tools¦ HD Native Thunderbolt: Avid will spotlight its HD Native Thunderbolt solution, which delivers unmatched speed and sound quality using Pro Tools on a laptop or desktop, which debuted at IBC2012 in September.

More information: Avid

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