Image-Line has released version 1.1 of the FL Studio Groove touch-based music production & performance application for Windows 8.
We are pleased to announce the Fl Studio Groove version 1.1 update is available free to existing FL Studio Groove customers.
FL Studio Groove is a Windows 8 music production & performance application available from the Windows App store. Compose, arrange, edit, mix and perform professional quality music.
New features included with FL Studio Groove 1.1 include a Master Effects section with Limiter and 8 band Graphic Equalizer.
FL Studio Groove is available to purchase for $4.99 USD.
More information: Image-Line / FL Studio Groove
John Shield has released version 1.2 of WDM ASIO Link Driver, which now offers multichannel sound support.
Utilising a virtual WDM sound card, this driver allows you to listen or record windows audio from your ASIO driver or host program. You can make the windows audio appear as an input into the host application, or monitor windows audio as an ASIO output bypassing the host application.
Run your DAW in ASIO mode and still listen to windows audio. It’s also possible using the Link driver, to grab your total ASIO output and feed it back into the ASIOVAD stereo mix making it recordable by live windows streaming applications (i.e. live broadcast, voice chat programs).
Changes in WDM ASIO Link Driver v1.2
- Can now route all 8 channels into host ASIO inputs (was previously limited by the number of real ASIO device inputs).
- Substantial improvements to timing code making sound more robust under heavy CPU or when running on slower machines.
- GUI improvements and more info displayed.
- Auto check for updates (free updates too).
The WDM ASIO Link Driver for Windows is available to purchase for $14.95 USD.
More information: WDM ASIO Link Driver
Roland has announced that new Windows 8 USB drivers are available for a whole range of Roland products including audio interfaces, MIDI interfaces, MIDI keyboard controllers and more.
Drivers for Roland’s extensive range of gear are released in concert with operating system updates. This gives musicians the immediate access they need to keep their creative visions flowing through Roland’s leading electronic musical products.
Roland understands the importance of keeping pace with technology, and by forging strong links with Microsoft and Apple, engineering teams are able to build and test new drivers alongside beta OS releases. Starting with the original MPU-40 in 1984, Roland has nearly thirty years of experience creating interfaces for computer music applications and continues to elevate the musical possibilities for musicians all over the world.
More information: Roland / Windows 8 USB drivers
Avid has announced Windows 7 support for its Artist Series products.
Offering audio customers more options to create flexible, open workflows powered by Avid’s EUCON™ open Ethernet control protocol, Avid® today announced that Avid MC Control v2, MC Mix and MC Transport controllers support the Windows 7 operating system (OS). Now, professionals using Windows-based audio applications that support EUCON, including Pro Tools®, Steinberg Cubase, Cakewalk SONAR, Merging Pyramix, MAGIX Sequoia, and others, can work faster and more intuitively using Artist Series solutions—which offer highly responsive control over software functions, and a tightly connected experience in which the control surface acts and feels like a physical extension of their software.
EUCON is an open, high-speed Ethernet control protocol that allows Avid Artist and Pro Series controllers and consoles to connect to a variety of third party creative audio and video software solutions, making it possible for users to easily switch between multiple applications and workstations, resulting in a more efficient and cost-effective content creation process. Many of the world’s leading software companies have adopted EUCON as a standard for developing and tailoring open implementations that best suit the workflow needs of their customers. Today’s announcement further supports Avid’s commitment to driving openness across the industry.
Windows support will be available to all customers via free download on the Avid website in late January.
More information: Avid
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on May 14, 2009 - 0 comments
Version 0.4.4 of LMMS (Linux MultiMedia Studio) has been released.
LMMS is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL Studio®, which allow you to produce music with your computer. This includes the creation of melodies and beats, the synthesis and mixing of sounds, and arranging of samples. You can have fun with your MIDI-keyboard and much more; all in a user-friendly and modern interface.
- Song-Editor for composing songs.
- A Beat+Bassline-Editor for creating beats and basslines.
- An easy-to-use Piano-Roll for editing patterns and melodies.
- An FX mixer with 64 FX channels and arbitrary number of effects allow unlimited mixing possibilities.
- Many powerful instrument and effect-plugins out of the box.
- Full user-defined track-based automation and computer-controlled automation sources.
- Compatible with many standards such as SoundFont2, VST(i), LADSPA, GUS Patches, and full MIDI support.
- Import of MIDI and FLP (Fruityloops® Project) files.
LMMS binaries are available for Windows and Linux.
Visit LMMS for more information.
Roland has announced the availability of 64-bit drivers for Windows Vista for the Fantom-G Series workstations, V-Synth GT elastic audio synthesizer, and SonicCell synthesizer module.
“The evolution of 64-bit processing technology empowers musicians with faster PC audio processing than ever before,” says Vince LaDuca, Product Marketing Manager. “The professional audio and MIDI interfaces in our line of products are now a powerhouse combination with any cutting-edge PC on the market.”
64-bit drivers for Windows Vista
- Fantom-G Series — The Fantom-G has redefined the boundaries of playability and creativity with its advanced sound engine, revolutionary ARX SuperNATURAL™ expansion bay, jumbo-sized color LCD, powerful audio/MIDI recorder, and first class weighted and synth-action keys.
- V-Synth GT — With its analog-modeling engine, external audio input, and digital sampling architecture, the V-Synth GT provides an incredibly wide and colorful foundation on which to capture, manipulate and create sounds.
- SonicCell — The SonicCell is an expandable synthesizer module for computer-based musicians who need a compact, integrated, professional sound module with the legendary sound quality of a Roland hardware synthesizer.
More information: Roland
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on Oct 03, 2007 - 0 comments
Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on October 2nd, 2007:
- 40+ Media Players That Aren’t iTunes – Mashable lists over 40 players for those who don’t want to use iTunes.
- McLaggan Smith Mugs – Lovely mugs, sweet mugs, cool mugs, and… more mugs.
- The Atari 2600 celebrates 30 years of low-rez fun – Retro Thing takes a trip down memory lane.
- Using CCTV for low-budget filmmaking – Mediashed involved a group of kids who usually hang around in the streets to engage in Video sniffin’ activities and turn CCTV into a free broadcasting system for their own use.
- Microsoft bows to pressure on XP – Customer demand has forced Microsoft to extend the shelf life of Windows XP by five months.
- rsizr – With rsizr, in addition to normal image rescaling and cropping, you can also resize images using a new image resizing algorithm called seam carving (a method of image retargeting) that tries to keep intact areas in your image that are richer in detail.
- Ronald’s Crisis – On September 15, 2007 Ronald McDonald, who had fallen in love with the food of New York and become frustrated with the corporate agenda of McDonald’s, stepped into action closing every McDonald’s store in Manhattan.
- M.T.A. Makes Deal for Cellphones in Stations – All 277 underground stations in the subway system are to be wired for cellphone use.
- New AT&T terms of service – From now on, AT&T can terminate your connection for conduct that “tends to damage the name or reputation of AT&T, or its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries”.