This weekend Cakewalk announced the immediate release and availability of the next version of Sonar. One the most interesting new features was the full integration of Celemony Melodyne. Thanks to Celemony’s ARA technology, Sonar users get a particularly user-friendly Melodyne integration, so it’s only fitting that Melodyne essential is included in the bundle.
One of the major issues of getting a mix right is to know how well the mix translates on any given speaker system. How more worse it sounds the better in that case. That’s why I use the stock audio system in my car because it sounds abysmal which is perfect to check mixes. Also when your monitors aren’t that pristine, when you are listening to a mix, you’ll often miss out on details. The other way around applies as well. Even when you have a mastering grade sound system you may wonder how it will sound on a consumer grade sound system. Of course you can create your own impulse responses of various environments and use them with a impulse response plug-in to create this effect but that takes effort and time.
With the MOTU Artist Spotlight series, MOTU offers us an insight in the methods and workings of artists, DJs and producers who use their software and equipment. The most recent episode is with Virtual Boy and their use of MOTU audio interfaces and other hardware.
Sonnox and Fraunhofer are proud to present the Codec Toolbox, an affordable yet invaluable solution for encoding your music for the web. Audition codecs in real-time, batch encode multiple files and add metadata such as track name and artwork.
Cakewalk have introduced the new Sonar family, which is available from now. SONAR X3 is the biggest upgrade to date and includes new and exciting core workflow enhancements and features like Color Customization, Comping, VST3 Support, ARA integration, Melodyne Essential, Tape Emulator, our revolutionary QuadCurve EQ Zoom & Analyzer, and much more. Plus they’ve added new effects and instruments including XLN Audio Addictive Drums, Nomad Factory Blue Tubes FX, Lounge Lizard SONAR, and much more.
Plugin Alliance partners with accusonus to introduce the world’s first drum leakage suppression tool, called Drumaton. Headquartered in Patras, Greece, the international team of engineers and qualified scientists at accusonus have developed drumatom, an advanced tool to reduce microphone crosstalk in multichannel drum recordings. This novel standalone software application for Mac and PC lets users adjust, reduce, or eliminate leakage in hitherto unimagined ways using state-of-the-art artificial intelligence. In fact, drumatom is based on patent-pending Advanced Audio Analysis – A3 technology to cleverly combine progressive principals of acoustics, signal processing, psychoacoustics, and music theory.
Below are some of the new releases we have encountered this week on the Loops and Samples front. Just like the quality of the audio software we use these days the quality of the content we use (loops and samples) equally matches the high standards of this software. Below is this weeks selection.
The Aleph is a a Linux-based open source sound computer designed and developth my Ezra Buchla and Brian Crabtree. It is a open scource device that you can transform in a synthesizer, sampler, drum computer, whatever you like or want it to be.
Arturia initiates iOS 7 support with their iMini iPad app update. The iMini V1.2 is an authentic recreation of the 1971-vintage Minimoog monosynth for Apple’s all- conquering iPad, as of September 26.
Camel Audio is happy to announce the release of Alchemy Mobile v2.1.3, which provides support for iOS 7 and Inter-App Audio.
Line 6 introduced the new POD HD Pro X guitar multi-effects processor and studio interface, replacing the popular POD HD Pro. Like the recently released POD HD500X, POD HD Pro X features more DSP processing power than before, giving musicians even greater flexibility for creating complex signal paths and unique, intricate tones.
The Elysia xfilter is a true stereo equalizer with a 100% Class-A signal path, resulting in an exceptionally open boutique sound with flawless transient projection and solid punch. Processing single signals, creative sound shaping, mix bus duties, or even helping handle demanding mastering scenarios, those stunning sonic characteristics combine with a flexible feature set to make elysia’s newest hardware product the perfect fit for many mission-critical audio applications.
Vermona enthusiastically started aiming to develop a high quality spring reverberation unit for professional use in studios and on stage, being able to cover mono- and stereophonic applications. Our high set targets were met without compromises. They now proudly present the resulting DSR-3 – dual spring reverb.
Native Instruments introduced KINETIC METAL, a new instrument for creating ethereal sound beds, shifting textures, and delicate, tonal percussion. KINETIC METAL combines creatively-sampled, unconventional metal objects with artificial waveforms and is aimed primarily at producers and sound designers seeking atmospheric textures, mallet-like lead sounds, and delicate percussion. Two large, easy-to-use modification wheels allow users to quickly manipulate the sound. An auto-motion feature allows producers to set one or both of these wheels turning on their own, giving them freedom to focus on performance. KINETIC METAL runs in KONTAKT 5 and the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER.
Based on the motto “Shape your Performance” Reloop will disclose new studio products at the BPM Show. Reloop Keyfadr and Keypad are especially designed and optimized DAW controllers for Ableton Live 9. The Reloop Studio Keyfadr combines some of the most useful control functions for music production into a compact and versatile DAW controller for producers and performers using Ableton.