Monthly Archives: January 2010

Blue Cat Freeware Pack Update – RTAS and 64-bit support

Blue Cat Freeware Pack Update – RTAS and 64-bit support

Blue Cat Audio is happy to announce the release of a new version of our free audio plugins bundle. This update includes official RTAS plugin format support for Pro Tools users. It also brings out of beta 64-bit support for DirectX and VST versions under Windows x64. We have also added 64-bit Audio Units support under Snow Leopard (for 64-bit Logic 9.1 users).

Many thanks to all beta testers who helped us improve the plugins! As a side note, the legacy Digital Peak Meter plugin is still available separately but has been removed from the bundle installer to streamline upgrades.

 

 

 

AAS Ultra Analog VA-1 v1.1.3 Update

Applied Acoustics Systems releases the Ultra Analog VA-1 v1.1.3 Update for Mac OS X and Windows. This is a maintenance update containing the following changes:
– Authorization now works with non-admin user accounts;
– Fixed browser focus crash on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard;
– Fixed drag-and-drop in Logic 9 but now have a separate edit window;
– Fixed MIDI Links behavior on On/Off buttons;
– Fixed random crash on preset change;
– Fixed loading plug-in parameters glitch in projects saved with v1.0.0 of Ultra Analog VA-1.

Apple Launches iPad

Apple today introduced iPad, a revolutionary device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading e-books and much more. iPad’s responsive high-resolution Multi-Touch™ display lets users physically interact with applications and content. iPad is just 0.5 inches thick and weighs just 1.5 pounds— thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook. iPad includes 12 new innovative apps designed especially for the iPad, and will run almost all of the over 140,000 apps in the App Store. iPad will be available in late March starting at the breakthrough price of just $499.

“iPad is our most advanced technology in a magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iPad creates and defines an entirely new category of devices that will connect users with their apps and content in a much more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before.”

Stanton ForLife volume 2 released

Stanton is thrilled to announce the second issue of their new hybrid magazine/lifestyle catalog, “ForLife”! ForLife is issued periodically to bring the DJ community interesting articles, all our latest gear, and even a special “city guide” that focuses on a different city each issue and highlights all our favorite spots.

AAS Lounge Lizard EP-3 v3.1.3 Update

Applied Acoustics Systems releases the Lounge Lizard EP-3 v3.1.3 Update for Mac OS X and Windows. This is a maintenance update containing the following changes:

– Authorization now works with non-admin user accounts;
– Fixed browser focus crash on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard;
– Fixed drag-and-drop in Logic 9 but now have a separate edit window;
– Fixed MIDI Links behavior on On/Off buttons.

Metasonix announces the D1000 Vacuum Tube Drum Machine

The first drum machine made with vacuum tubes since the Wurlitzer Sideman of 1959. Unlike the Sideman, it’s a “modern” primitive device–with plenty of inputs, outputs, and flexibility. Even though it has only four drum sounds — two tunable drums, a tunable “snare” drum (harder sounding than the others), and a cymbal — control voltage inputs give great flexibility. 

Ohmforce Remix Cohmpetition

Get ready for the Remix Cohmpetition 2010, and we bet that it’s been a while since the last time you’ve seen a prize kit that fat in a music production contest out there. For those who don’t have all Ohm Force plug-ins yet it’s a great opportunity to finally cohmpleting the whole Ohm collection, while taking advantage of the moment to put hands on some additional gear.

The prizes: our friends from Camel Audio will offer to the big winner their most recent release, the mighty Alchemy synth! Then a bundle Camel Phat + Camel Space and a Cameleon 5000 synth to 2nd and 3rd places, respectivelly. It goes on with Dave and Sharooz – the two sound magicians behind Sample Magic – offering their 144-page book “The Secrets Of House Music Production” to each one of the three winners. And this time we’ll go beyond software: thanks to our generous friends from Muse Research and Development, and also from KVR Audio, we’re gonna give a Receptor2 to the big winner! We’re talking about a powerful plug-in host, a U$2000 value piece of stand alone hardware that can be used on the studio or on stage to run your Ohm Force VST plug-ins – or any other VST plug-in you’ll install on it.

Introducing ABBEY ROAD 60s DRUMS – Video

Introducing ABBEY ROAD 60s DRUMS – Video

Native Instruments today introduced ABBEY ROAD 60s DRUMS, the first instrument created in its collaboration with the iconic British recording studios. Recorded using sophisticated engineering techniques and exclusive vintage gear, ABBEY ROAD 60s DRUMS provides a versatile arsenal of classic drum sounds with absolute tonal
authenticity, supreme playability and immense sonic flexibility. For use in the free KONTAKT PLAYER and the industry-leading KONTAKT 4 sampler, it provides a unique resource for typical Sixties sound aesthetics as well as for modern pop, rock and urban music styles.