iZotope has released the next generation of its industry-standard audio repair toolkit, RX. iZotope’s award-winning software transforms flawed audio into pristine, usable material by removing noises, distortions, reverb, and other common audio problems.
Eisenberg Audio, a German audio software developer, has released a new software synthesizer VIER.
Kush Audio’s Clariphonic DSP is a parallel high shelving eq, which in itself it’s a quite unique proces. The DSP code behind this plugin is made by Studio Devil. It’s an emulation of the hardware Clariphonic made by Kush Audio themselves.
Online collaboration is gaining more and more traction in all areas, and most noticeably when it comes to music creation. Many musical styles are built on borrowing and manipulating works by other musicians; Hip Hop, Ambient, EDM, Trance, Rap and many others. Originally, DJs would physically manipulate records to isolate and loop the best breaks for rappers to perform over. Later this evolved into sampling snippets of songs and reworking those elements by adding layers of production on top. Wu Tang Clan is now taking that idea one step further, putting the raw session files of a new song online for anyone to deconstruct and reassemble as they see fit.
Coming soon to a Apple computer near you, the Polymer app. It lets you play your monophonic synths together, like they’re all part of some giant mutant polysynth. And it operates via plain old MIDI, so it’s compatible with almost anything — modulars, samplers, polysynths, even virtual instruments.
Solid State Logic (SSL) recently came out with 3 new plugins in their Duende Series: the X-Valvecomp, X-saturator & X-Phase.Time for a test drive!
Native Instruments today released RISE & HIT – the first instrument dedicated to creating thrilling tension and suspense with build-ups and climactic hits. RISE & HIT uses an extensive range of over 8 GB of exclusively recorded and studio-produced sounds. An easy-to-use interface offers detailed editing with integrated effects and mastering tools for endless sound design capabilities. RISE & HIT runs in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER.
Allen & Heath has released a new firmware update for its Qu Series of compact digital mixers. Downloadable from the website, v1.4 introduces several new features, including multiple access user permissions, Windows drivers for multitrack streaming, per scene recall filters and FX user libraries.
Only a couple of months ago, at the NAMM, Allen & Heath introduced their new Xone:23 DJ mixer as the follow up of the Xone:22. However, this week at the MusikMesse they are presenting the 23’s little sister, the Xone:23C. This is also a 2 channel mixer, featuring the same pro features as the Xone:23, with the addition of a 4 stereo channel internal soundcard, X:LINK to connect compatible Xone products, and ships with a copy of Mixvibes Cross LE software.
Swedish PA company, Parashoot, has been on a European tour with Norwegian singer songwriter, Ane Brun, using iLive and ME systems for FoH and Monitors. Parashoot used an iLive-T112 system, mixing both FOH and monitors on the same console. xDR-16 I/O expander racks were positioned on stage, one left and one right, along with an iDR-16 MixRack.
Allen & Heath will launch the Xone:23, a 2-channel DJ mixer at NAMM 2014. The new mixer is packed with pro features that would normally be found in the booth of a top-rated club, including an enhanced version of the legendary Xone filter with resonance control, VCA faders, 3 band total kill EQ, illuminated switches, crossfader curve selector, with styling inspired by the flagship Xone:DB4.
It seems that we weren’t the only ones that have a 10 year anniversary this month. In december 2003 Urs Heckman released his Zebra synth and to celebrate this anniversary he releases update version 2.7 this week which is free for owners of version 2.x or higher.
Allen & Heath has released a new firmware update for its Qu-16 rackmount digital mixer. Downloadable from the website, v1.2 introduces several new features, including enhanced DAW control, extra processing on mix outputs, processing Libraries and enhancements to the accompanying QuPad app.
Allen & Heath has launched GLD Editor, a free, computer-based control suite offering all of the key facilities of the GLD digital mixer with capability to display multiple information panels simultaneously. Available for PC and Mac, GLD Editor has the advantage of a GUI simulation of the mixer surface, offering users an onscreen representation that reflects the physical surface.