NI compatibility with the new Intel Dual Core Engine imminent – Native Instruments products will soon be compatible with the latest generation of Apple Macintosh computers, which are now based on the Intel Dual Core Engine. Native Instruments is already working on enabling products for use with the new processor architecture of the Intel-based Mac systems. The first compatible NI products are scheduled to be released in the 2nd quarter of 2006.
Audio Ease has released the Windows version of the convolution reverb, Altiverb, and updated the Mac OS X version to v5.4. The Windows version is available in VST and RTAS plug-in formats and is made available as a free download for all Altiverb 5 owners. The suggested retail price is $595 (465 Euro).
AustriaMicroSystems, a leading supplier of high performance analog ICs, and SPL, manufacturer of high-end signal processors for the professional audio market, have concluded a collaboration to integrate SPLs Vitalizer studio sound processing into the AS3525 multimedia chip of austriamicrosystems.
Applied Acoustics Systems has released Lounge Lizard Session, a new electric piano plug-in based on the Lounge Lizard EP-3 sound engine. Lounge Lizard Session offers four different types of pianos, a selection of effects and a simple and straightforward layout, and delivers authentic electric piano tones for musicians who do not need the extra programmability offered by the full version.
EVE stands for Electronic Vintage Ensemble, which suggests the design philosophy behind the instrument. EVE was made to recreate in the virtual world of softsynths the exciting and immediate experience of the early age of electronics in pop, rock and jazz music from the 1960s and 1970s. In this creative period in music history, many musicians started to employ the innovative sounds of the electric keyboards which were newly available for use on stage and in the studio: Rhodes electric pianos, Hammond and Vox organs, Hohner clavinets, strings machines such as the Arp Solina string ensemble, Moog synthesizers, and all those that are now considered classics.
Sagan Technology has made a new pre-release version of Metro, v220.127.116.11, available for download.
Recently Magix has updated Samplitude and Sequoia to v8.31. The free updates to V8.31. are immediately available for all registered Sequoia-/Samplitude customers. Samplitude ranks among the most successful and ambitious solutions of its kind for PC-based audio authoring, editing and mastering. Sequoia is the high definition digital sudio workstation from Magix.
Sonic Flavours has announced the DP5 Delay VST effect plug-in, initially for Windows with a Mac OS X version to follow. DP5s algorithm and controls allow for the full spectrum of clean, crisp delays with non-distorting modulation, to pulsing and groovy feedback delays following musical beat patterns perfectly synced to your VST host.
IKs bass amp and effects plug-in with the legendary sound of Ampeg hardware. The worlds first bass amp and effects plug-in, only Ampeg SVX sports the legendary bass sound from the leaders in bass amplification and modeling technology, Ampeg. Ampeg SVX has ultra-accurate modeling of the most sought-after Ampeg gear, with unique DSM (Dynamic Saturation Modeling) technology, “Powered by AmpliTube”, so bassists will immediately feel like they are really playing through the best high-end Ampeg hardware models.
ARTURIA is proud to announce the upcoming release of ANALOG FACTORY. This powerful yet extremely easy to use virtual instrument comes loaded with 2000 legendary synthesizer sounds that have shaped modern music production. From classic phat lead lines to crystalline digital pads, Analog Factory provides the contemporary musician with a broad, versatile and instantly striking sonic palette.
Ohm Force announces that MacIntel compatible versions of Ohm Force plugins will be available on June 6th, 2006. These MacIntel versions will be available as release candidates, so you may still encounter a few problems with them. Ohm Force also announces that these upcoming versions will also fix several bugs and will add some new features.
X-Wheel of Fortune 3 (X-WoF 3) is a multipart integrated algorithmic VSTi music system for creating tracks based on 8 instruments-parts: Pad 1 synthesizer, Pad 2 synthesizer, Bass synthesizer, Hi Sq Synthesizer, Kick, HiHat, Perc3 to Perc5 and Variable Atmospheric Oneshot Sq. Each patch/preset may be a complete musical track, a track for backing a live performance etc. All this can be arranged in two different ways using the algorithmic Wheel mode for free floating or the Scale step mode for harmonically prestructured tracks based on musical scales.
iZotope is pleased to announce the release of iZotope Radius for Logic, a version of their high-end time stretching and pitch shifting algorithm built for Apples Logic Pro. iZotope Radius for Logic integrates directly into Logic Pro Time Machine and offers a separate application for control of additional parameters.
Propellerhead Software AB today announced the availability of Reason 3.0.5 that offers full native compatibility with Apples Intel-based Macs.
E-MU has released Emulator X2 and Proteus X2. Emulator X2 Software Sampler is the culmination of over 30 years of sampler development that offers the sound quality, synthesis and filters of E-MUs hardware samplers and introduces a host of new tools that includes SynthSwipe automated hardware sampling, TwistaLoop non-destructive audio manipulator, Morph Filter Designer to create custom filters, Multi-Function Generator for advanced LFO/envelope/arpeggiator programming, advanced Transform Multiply convolution DSP tool, real-time control of multiple loop points, REX2 and MP3 import, and much more.