Applied Acoustics Systems releases Raw for Ultra Analog VA-2

Applied Acoustics Systems has announced the release of Raw, a sound bank for the Ultra Analog VA-2 synthesizer and AAS Player plug-ins in collaboration with artist and sound designer Andre Ettema.

Applied Acoustics Systems Raw

From subtle warmth to screaming distortion, Raw relies on the natural overdrive of Ultra Analog VA-2’s filters and its builtin effects to propose a surprisingly varied set of unpolished, gritty, and dirty sounds. Raw is Andre Ettema’s fourth title in the AAS sound bank series. This collection of 100 signature presets is divided into six categories: Bass, Effect, Keys, Leads, Movers, and Pads.

“Ultra Analog can sure play the bad guy and we were very excited when Andre Ettema came up with the idea of exploiting this lesser-known side of its personality,“ says Marc-Pierre Verge, CEO of Applied Acoustics Systems, “Raw is a very original and distinctive sound bank that is great fun to play with and which showcases beautifully the great versatility of Ultra Analog VA-2.”

Raw is available for purchase for the introductory price of $29 USD until March 17th, 2015 (regular $39 USD). Includes both a Ultra Analog VA-2 bank file and the free AAS Player plug-in for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX).

More information: Applied Acoustics Systems / Raw

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Steinberg releases VST Connect Pro 3

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Steinberg VST Connect Pro

Steinberg has announced that its VST Connect Pro 3 remote recording software solution is now available.

VST Connect Pro allows producers and performers to collaborate together regardless of location. Multi-track recordings can be streamed directly to the workstation in premium quality, revolutionizing the way musicians and producers interact over the Internet.

The third version of VST Connect Pro comes in a new look, making it more intuitive to use, while its single-click setup facilitates the implementation and configuration of the plug-in. The video window can now be detached from the main user interface, allowing users to position the window to their whim. FX inserts have been introduced in VST Connect Performer, which will be welcomed by the performer who can now enhance the monitor signal individually. Lastly, the new file exchange feature is an easy way to send song texts and other files back and forth between VST Connect Pro and VST Connect Performer.

“VST Connect Pro 3 is the result of developments toward a more inclusive approach, giving us more flexibility in usability and presenting the user with more versatility,” said Matthias Quellmann, product marketing manager at Steinberg.

VST Connect Pro 3 is available for purchase for MSRP 199 EUR, including German VAT.

A special release offer at 149 EUR, including German VAT, provides new customers a 25% discount that will be available over the next four weeks.

More information: Steinberg / VST Connect Pro 3

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Reveal Sound updates Spire synthesizer plugin to v1.0.20

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Reveal Sound has released version 1.0.20 of Spire, a synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

Reveal Sound Spire

Spire is a software polyphonic synthesizer that combines powerful sound engine modulation and flexible architecture, a graphical interface provides unparalleled usability. Spire is the embodiment of the best opportunities, both software and hardware synthesizers.

Changes in Spire v1.0.20

  • By default add extension when saving preset for all Win builds.
  • Fix menu selected item issues on OSC and Matrix sections.
  • Fix midi input for AAX (now sound until pressed Play button).
  • Fix installer’s window titles for Mac AU/VST.

Spire for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available for purchase for $189 USD/139 EUR incl. VAT.

More information: Reveal Sound

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MonoPlugs updates B-Step Sequencer to 2.1

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MonoPlugs has released version 2.1 of B-Step Sequencer, a MIDI step sequencer for creating melodic loops, chord progressions, arpeggios, drum grooves and basslines.

MonoPlugs B-Step Sequencer

B-Step VST & AU is more precise and solid than ever before. VST support is significantly improved for hosts like Live, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, FLStudio, EnergyXT2, Studio One and Bitwig. Also, for Logic there is a MIDI FX Audio Unit.

Create your own individual B-Step colour theme with the B-ColourStyler or choose one of the preset styles. Be able to switch through your favourite ones quickly and easily. Styling your own personal look has never been as easy as this. Find a colour scheme that works for you, on your monitor settings.

Expect simple project and file management with the new B-DataManager. It comes with a couple of bonus features like free downloadable presets and import and export of your projects via text or email. Add preview audio samples and comments to your projects and chords, or share your own work at the B-ProjectRepository.

If you’re having difficulty in using one of the many features that B-Step provides, no problem! We give you the option to embed the user manual inside the program itself, which makes it very easy to get to the right information at the right time, for any feature. It’s as simple as dragging the ‘Question Mark’ to the component you want to learn about.

B-Step Sequencer 2 is available for purchase for 39.99 EUR (VST/AU/Standalone). iOS and Android versions are also available.

More information: MonoPlugs / B-Step Sequencer

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ToneBoosters releases TB Sibalance plugin

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ToneBoosters has announced the release of TB Sibalance, a de-esser effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

TB Sibalance

De-essers can be an evil necessity. Vocal recordings may be too sibilant requiring de-essing (or excess sibilance removal), but most de-essers come with very clearly audible drawbacks as well. After de-essing, vocals may sound muffled, the ‘s’ may sound more like an ‘f’, or even worse, the operation of a de-esser manifests itself as a clearly-audible time-varying filter.

TB Sibalance provides very powerful tools to reduce excess sibilance in a minimally invasive way. In contrast to conventional de-essers, TB Sibalance uses so-called ‘matched filter’ technology to only process those frequencies that are causing excess sibilance, while leaving all other frequency components untouched. The result of TB Sibalance will therefore sound cleaner and more transparent than that obtained with other de-essers.

TB Sibalance for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for 19.95 EUR.

More information: ToneBoosters / TB Sibalance

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