TroikaLabs releases Vectorscope for iPad

TroikaLabs Vectorscope

TroikaLabs has released Vectorscope, a Polar and Lissajous vectorscope app for the iPad with Audiobus and external audio support.

Vectorscope is the perfect tool to analyze your stereo material. Whether you are a producer, mixer, recording artist, or student, we believe that Vectorscope will soon become an indispensable tool for all your stereo audio needs!

Vectorscope accepts audio coming either from an external iOS-compatible audio device or from an Audiobus-compatible app. Choosing one mode or the other couldn’t be easier: When the app is connected to Audiobus, the audio will be routed automatically thru it, otherwise the chosen audio source will be external — that simple!

Vectorscope features

  • Polar and Lissajous function plotting.
  • 2-Channel metering with peak, RMS, peak hold, and max peak readings.
  • Stereo balance meter.
  • Phase correlation meter.
  • Autoscale or manual scaling rates (1x up to 8x).
  • Adjustable scope fading rate.
  • 5 color schemes.
  • Mute Output button.
  • External audio and Audiobus input.
  • Total parameter recall.
  • High resolution graphics optimized for Retina displays.

Vectorscope for iPad is available to purchase for the introductory price of $4.99 USD until November 15th, 2013 (regular $5.99 USD).

More information: TroikaLabs / Vectorscope

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sonicLAB updates Cosmosƒ to v2.2

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sonicLAB has announced version 2.2 of Cosmosƒ, a real-time dynamic stochastic synthesis engine.

newest update: Cosmosƒ V2.2 offers a powerful and unique preset morphing mechanism. With 2D / 3D control interface + homogeneous and heterogeneous micro waveform handling, it “rethinks” for you what you know as “morphing”…

A sonic morphing process defines a metaphor of exploring the sonic shape and timbral evolution on intermediate levels. Cosmosƒ V2.2 gives the possibility to manipulate its composants responsable for its bottom-up sonic construction within necessary correspondance, precision and smoothness.

sonicLAB Cosmosƒ
Cosmosƒ advanced stochastic synthesizer.

Changes in Cosmosƒ v2.2

  • 2D / 3D preset morphing mechanism. Up to 4 different preset parameter space can be morphed by traveling inside a 3D sphere by adjusting the polar coordinates within a unique interface design.
  • Stochastic morphing with distribution range for altering the morphing position, speed and interpolation control.
  • Built-in mathematical functions to automatically and precisely move the morphing pointer in the space.
  • Precise audio rate parameter update with the possibility of reaching amazing morphing speeds (44100times a second!)
  • turns Cosmosƒ into a super oscillator by accumulating up to 4 different presets in heterogeneous micro event mixing mode prior to the morphing phase.

Cosmosƒ for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for 89 EUR.

More information: sonicLAB

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sonicLAB updates Cosmosƒ to v2.1

sonicLAB has released version 2.1 of the Cosmosƒ, a stochastic synthesis tool for Windows and Mac.

Cosmosƒ, an advanced stochastic synthesizer offering elegant sound design possibilities with precision and real time operations, suggesting a new paradigm in sound synthesis while extending its polyphonic structure.

sonicLAB Cosmosƒ
Cosmosƒ 2.1 comes with new LFO waveforms.

Changes in Cosmosƒ v2.1

  • Wide range of new LFO waveforms from harmonic oscillators to different types of stochastic waveforms, all with pristine quality of audio results.
  • The sample playback engine allows backwards or randomly directed sample playback
  • The presets engine is rewritten and allows text based handling.
  • Many tiny improvements on the user interface for better handling of the sofware.
  • Cosmosƒ V2.1 audio routines are solid and stable, to run safely your installation days long.

Cosmosƒ is available to purchase for Windows and Mac, priced at 89 EUR.

More information: sonicLAB

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Robert Tubb releases The Wablet – Scanned Synthesis on a Multi-touch Interface

Robert Tubb has released The Wablet app, a physics based synthesiser and noise toy.

Robert Tubb The Wablet

An animated mesh of springs can be vibrated with the fingers. The Mesh’s displacement around a path on this mesh is read as an audio waveform, and hence your gestures are turned into sound.

Complex evolving drones, chiptunes bleeps or full on noise can be produced, and beautiful undulating patterns created.

The physical properties of the mesh can be changed using the sliders, new sound-paths can be drawn onto the Mesh and the App comes with a Max/MSP patch for wireless MIDI control and more in depth adjustable parameters.

The Wablet is available to purchase for 0.89 EUR. Note: the app is currently not available in the US because of a patent on the underlying algorithm.

More information: The Wablet

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iZotope releases Insight – Essential Metering Suite

iZotope Insight

iZotope has announced the release of its Insight essential metering suite for post production and broadcast applications.

Insight provides a full suite of audio analysis and metering tools, perfect for visualizing changes made during the mixing process, troubleshooting problematic mixes, and ensuring compliance with broadcast loudness standards. Fully customizable and scalable, Insight allows audio engineers to visually monitor all relevant information from a mix in a convenient floating window, empowering users to look deeper into their audio with intelligent analysis tools and real-time monitoring capabilities.

Insight helps ensure adherence to current broadcast standards using the most advanced metering technology available today, with meters for immediate loudness calculation and True Peak detection, loudness calculation over time, and faster than real-time offline loudness calculation. Advanced visualization and spatialization displays further aid in detecting problems that the ears cannot perceive, like the innovative new Surround Scope and the 3D Spectrogram. Also included are convenient user presets, designed for an array of engineering applications, for quick and easy access to common metering and loudness configurations. Alternatively, users can define new presets with their own preferred customizations, giving Insight unmatched flexibility in the metering space. The perfect tool for post, broadcast, and music engineers, video editors, and sound designers, Insight allows users to keep an eye as well as an ear on the mix at all times.

“iZotope is excited to offer broadcast, post and audio engineers an elegant metering solution that can be custom fit to any workspace and workflow,” says Brett Bunting, Insight Product Manager. “Unlike other metering products, Insight integrates a full collection of state-of-the-art meters into one customizable window, allowing you to easily monitor and visualize all aspects of your audio.”

iZotope Insight
Insight visually guides you throughout the mixing process, empowering you to look deeper into your audio with intelligent analysis tools and real-time monitoring capabilities.

Insight features

  • Immediately detect potential mix problems through real-time visual monitoring and color-coded alerts.
  • Ensure audio is fully compliant with current loudness standards with forward-thinking tools that adhere to standards like BS.1770-1/2/3, then document adherence with an exportable log or graph.
  • Perform deep and flexible analysis with zoomable meters and the ability to route audio from any tracks or buses to Insight.
  • Design your ideal metering view by choosing the meters you want to see, customizing them, and resizing the Insight window to fit your current workflow.
  • Get an extensive suite of metering tools in a single plug-in, including True Peak Meters, Loudness Meters, Loudness History Graph, Stereo Vectorscope, Surround Scope, 2D/3D Spectrogram, and Spectrum Analyzer.

Insight is available for the introductory price of $399 USD through November 29, 2012 (Regular MSRP: $499 USD / €449 EUR) or for free to Ozone 5 Advanced Customers. Ozone 5 Standard customers can upgrade to Ozone 5 Advanced for $399 USD through November 29, 2012 and receive Insight for free. Customers who already own Ozone 5 Advanced will be notified via email with details to install Insight for free.

More information: iZotope / Insight

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