Audiority releases Abuser distortion plugin

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Audiority has announced the release of The Abuser, an aggressive distortion effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Audiority The Abuser

The Abuser is an aggressive distortion effect ideal to give you a unique sound to your guitars, bass, synthesizers, drums and much more.

We programmed a rich sounding distortion to fit in both vintage and modern music styles.

The Abuser (VST/AU) is available for purchase for the introductory price of 29 EUR (regular 39 EUR).

More information: Audiority / The Abuser

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discoDSP launches Black Sale – 50% off plugins & soundsets

discoDSP has announced the launch of its Black Sale, offering a 50% discount on its products for a limited time.

discoDSP Black Sale
The Black Sale includes discoDSP plug-ins, bundles and soundsets.

discoDSP Black Sale

  • discoDSP Bundle (Corona, Discovery Pro, HighLife, Phantom, ThrillMe, Vertigo, and various soundsets): $199 USD / €149 EUR.
  • Discovery Pro: $99 USD / €74 EUR.
  • Corona: $89 USD / €59 EUR.
  • Discovery: $49 USD / €39 EUR.
  • Vertigo: $34 USD / €24 EUR.
  • HighLife: $34 USD / €24 EUR.
  • Phantom: $34 USD / €24 EUR.
  • ThrillMe: $34 USD / €24 EUR.
  • Dub Magic Corona soundset: $6.40 USD / €4.99 EUR.
  • Limits Corona soundset: $13 USD / €9.50 EUR.
  • Paradise Corona soundset: $6.40 USD / €4.99 EUR.
  • Reaching The Stars Discovery Pro soundset: $9.50 USD / €7.50 EUR.
  • Essentials Discovery Pro soundset: $6.40 USD / €4.99 EUR.

The sale ends December 1st, 2014.

More information: discoDSP

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iZotope releases Iris 2 sample-based synthesizer

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iZotope has released Iris 2, a sample-based synthesizer instrument that combines the power of a sampler with the flexibility of a modular synth.

iZotope Iris 2

New features include a robust modulation system, sample pools that can load both samples and classic oscillator waveforms, a completely redesigned interface with extensive visualizations and metering, enhanced effects and filters, and fresh patches to inspire creativity.

Iris 2 is built so that new sounds can be discovered right out of the box, including soaring leads, growling basses, classic synths, and percussive effects. More than 350 patches with intuitive controls are included, so that users can easily produce and perform music that they have tweaked and customized.

“After listening carefully to feedback from hundreds of musicians, producers, and sound designers, it became clear that Iris is a one-of-a-kind tool in their craft,” says iZotope Product Manager Bradford Swanson. “We’ve designed Iris 2 to help inspire musicians with new possibilities and sounds that are easy to access and tweak, but still totally unique.”

The core of Iris 2’s creative engine is the ability to layer samples. Endless combinations can be made by mixing a built-in collection of analog oscillator waveforms, an 11 GB sound library of samples, and users’ own audio files. Dynamic tremolo effects, expressive vibratos, and radical filter sweeps can be achieved through up to five adjustable-curve ADSR envelopes, as well as five LFOs with dozens of morphing wavetable options. Iris 2 is rounded out with multiple effects, like eight distortions, a classic synth chorus, digital and analog delay options, and a warm plate reverb emulation.

iZotope’s award-winning spectral filtering technology contributes to the Iris experience. Users can visualize and edit their sound with incredible precision by drawing, selecting, and isolating sonic components from each sample layer.

Iris 2 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available for purchase for the introductory price of $199 USD ($99 USD upgrade) through December 11th, 2014 (regular $299 USD/$149 USD upgrade).

More information: iZotope / Iris 2

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zplane updates PPMulator to v3.2.1

zplane PPMulator+

zplane.development has released version 3.2.1 of PPMulator, a PPM metering effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

PPMulator is a cross-platform plug-in meter for digital audio workstations which exactly mimics the look and feel of a professional broadcast Peak Programme Meter (PPM).

This plugin provides a precisely calibrated workspace for recording, editing, mixing and mastering.

Changes in PPMulator v3.2.1

  • Retina support for Standalone/OS X.
  • Preference panel now shows always the last used panel tab.
  • Fixed: resizing issue when switching between horizontal and vertical mode.
  • Fixed: wrong font rendering on OS X 10.6.8. and Logic 9.
  • Fixed: inconsistency between loudness unit on preference panel and the meter display.
  • Fixed: setting colours for bar meter regions, switched units accidentally.

PPMulator is available for purchase for 79 EUR (PPMulator+) / 119 EUR (PPMulatorXL). The update is free for all existing customers.

More information: zplane / PPMulator

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Amaranth Audio updates Cycle synth to v1.7

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Amaranth Audio has released version 1.7 of Cycle, a spectral vertex synthesizer instruments for Windows and Mac.

Amaranth Audio Cycle

Cycle has a visual workflow for synthesizing sound at the waveform and spectrum level.

Using points and lines to design waveshapes and spectral filters, you have the power to add detail where it is needed and directly create the character of the sound you’re after. The result is a capable and productive sound design process.

Part of this design philosophy is to visualize as much as possible, providing you with a graphic representation of the output signal – one that is updated in realtime whenever a change is made.

With this in mind, the user interface shows different views of the signal and its spectral information. Each perspective doubles as an editor for the curve ‘wireframe’ that contributes its part of the signal processing chain.

Wherever possible, Cycle sets no limits. There are unlimited points in a curve, unlimited spectral layers, waveshape layers, deformer curves, scratch envelopes, and unison voices.

Find details on what is new in Cycle version 1.7 in this forum post.

Cycle for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/Standalone) is available for purchase for $149 USD.

More information: Amaranth Audio / Cycle

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