2CAudio has released version 1.1.0 of Kaleidoscope, a sound-design tool and creative effects plugin for Windows and Mac.

2CAudio Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope 1.1 is available immediately, and focuses on three things: performance, performance, and performance! Efficiency should be at least 200-300% better and many cases significantly more than that when using the latest generation CPUs. Additionally a new Resonator Threshold preference can disable very low level resonators that have little to no audible effect on the resulting output, thus saving even more CPU usage. Kaleidoscope’s buffering system has also been completely redesigned, and provides independant settings for Real-Time and Offline. The Real-Time setting should be set to Auto, which is a new zero latency mode that will provide the best performance for your host. Off-line settings can be set to use a huge value to give blisteringly fast render times. Kaleidoscope is also now a completely double precision process, providing a scientific level of precision that is effectively mathematically perfect.

In summary, Kaleidoscope 1.1 is more precise than ever before, and at the same time several hundred percent faster when all of the above is combined. In total, this vastly improves usability and opens up Kaleidoscope to an even wider target customer with an even wider range of available computing horsepower. If you previously tried Kaleidoscope and found it to be too CPU intensive for your system, we highly recommend to give it try again now.

Check the changelog for more details.

Kaleidoscope 1.1 (VST/AU/AAX) is a free update for existing customers.

2CAudio has also launched its 2016 Summer Solstice Sale, offering 30% off its products for a limited time.

2CAudio Summer Solstice Sale

Happy summer solstice! We hope you are all ready for a hot summer, a hot product update, and some really hot deals on all of our products. Now is your chance to join some of the world’s leading artists, producers, composers, engineers, and sound-designers, and save big on all 2CAudio products. This summer we are once again offering the best discounts we have ever offered: 30% off all products! There has never been a better time to join the family!

The sale ends August 1st, 2016.

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