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ProjectSAM Symphobia 4: Pandora
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

ProjectSAM releases Symphobia 4: Pandora Orchestral Sample LibraryGive your action, sci-fi, and horror scores a blockbuster boost with the fourth volume in ProjectSAM’s acclaimed Symphobia Series. Pandora lets you summon rousing cinematic risers, foreboding falls, and earth-shattering crescendos with unmatched ease and flexibility. Pandora’s innovative Adaptive Sync quickly and effortlessly matches its huge library of articulations and effects with your sequence – so your next deadline needn’t be a nightmare. Plus, fully-customizable sound design tools help you quickly sculpt your desired timbres.

INTRODUCING ADAPTIVE SYNC
Pre-recorded crescendos and rolls sound great. But they used to have a disadvantage: they were not very flexible. Any composer will recognize the trial-and-error process of nudging a crescendo note around until it ends in the right spot. It’s a tedious task that most of us would rather skip if we could.

This is why we developed Adaptive Sync.

Symphobia 4: Pandora is packed with transitional samples – sounds that progress dynamically or directionally over time – ranging from...

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iZotope Dialogue Match Post Production Tool
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

iZotope Launches New Time-Saving Tool for Audio Post Production, Dialogue MatchiZotope, Inc., the experts in intelligent audio technology and makers of two-time Emmy Award winning software RX, has launched Dialogue Match, the first tool to automatically learn and match the sonic character of dialogue recordings. It is also the first product to combine brand-new machine learning from iZotope with ground-breaking reverb technology from Exponential Audio’s product line, which was acquired by iZotope earlier this year.

Re-recording mixers that are responsible for delivering the final sound mix for films and television programs, often need a way to quickly match dialogue from lavalier, boom mics, and ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement), in order to create a seamless and cohesive dialogue performance. With Dialogue Match, users can analyze audio to extract a sonic profile, then apply the profile to any other dialogue track for fast and easy environmental consistency in scene recordings, allowing them to complete the tedious process of matching production dialogue to ADR in seconds, rather than hours.

“Users who have tested Dialogue Match are telling us that it will change the way they approach dialogue editing forever,” said iZotope’s Senior Product Manager, Mike Rozett...

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AAS Funky Cat Sound Pack for Strum GS-2 and AAS Player
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Applied Acoustics Systems releases the Funky Cat sound pack for the Strum GS-2 and AAS Player plug-insApplied Acoustics Systems releases the Funk Cat sound pack for the Strum GS-2 and AAS Player plug-ins in collaboration with resident sound designer Niall McCallum.

Funky Cat transports Strum GS-2 to the golden era of funk—the foundational experiments in groove from the likes of Sly & The Family Stone, James Brown, and The Meters. From choppy 16th-note riffs loaded with tight, muted stabs to slick rhythmic chord progressions, this kaleidoscopic new set takes the very best from the forefathers of the game and sends the whole package hurtling into the present. Classic chorus, spring reverb, and the indisputable hallmark of funk, the wah-wah, put in the work in the 84 guitar sounds of this fantastic collection. Further, 12 styles deliver 84 smooth strumming patterns that stand in readiness to thrust your extended chords into full-on hypnotic grooves...

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Spitfire Solo Strings Total Performance Update
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Spitfire Audio ships SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS update with newly-added SOLO CELLO Total Performance patchOriginally released last year to widespread critical acclaim, Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of a free update to SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS — itself featuring first-call London virtuoso single players performing in the hallowed (Lyndhurst) Hall at London’s legendary AIR Studios, the acoustic luxury of which was captured on rich- sounding 2-inch tape to join a long line of outstanding sample-based virtual instrument libraries for Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT PLAYER platform, also adhering to the NKS (NATIVE KONTROL STANDARD®) extended plug-in format for full compatibility with NI hardware, and now including the sound-specialising British music technology company’s SOLO CELLO Total Performance patch alongside its highly-intuitive SOLO VIOLIN (virtuoso) one — as of October 17.

Not only are those highly-intuitive SOLO VIOLIN (virtuoso) and newly-added SOLO CELLO Total Performance patches included in SPITFIRE SOLO STRINGS, so effectively available for free to existing owners of this superlative-sounding sample-based virtual instrument library that is designed to stand out and also sit perfectly alongside Spitfire Audio’s other orchestral ranges, they are also available to purchase as separate sample-based virtual instrument libraries — namely, SPITFIRE SOLO CELLO and SPITFIRE SOLO VIOLIN — for the KONTAKT PLAYER platform. Either way, though, they represent the sound-specialising British music technology company’s most detailed and advanced solo violin and solo cello to date...

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Spitfire Audio BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Sample Library
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Spitfire Audio announces availability of BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA as new standard in orchestral compositionLaunched late-August at London’s legendary Barbican Centre to widespread wonderment, Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA — the most essential orchestral package the sound- specialising British music technology company has ever created, working in partnership with BBC Studios, the British television production and distribution company that is the commercial arm of the oldest entertainment organisation in the world, and in close collaboration with one of the world’s most renowned orchestras (to which it obviously owes its notable name) at one of the world’s most renowned recording venues (London’s legendary Maida Vale Studios) to realise a new standard in orchestral composition as a landmark library lovingly presented within Spitfire Audio’s award-winning standalone plug-in (also available to buy as a sleek 1TB Samsung 860 EVO SSD housed in a beautiful bespoke hard case, providing plug-and-play-style playability in an instant, without waiting to download the library) — as of October 24.

“To suddenly have all I need at my fingertips is a game changer.” Cutting to the creative core of what makes BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA so special is Spitfire Audio co-founder and composer Christian Henson. He has every right to be so musically moved since this is...

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REVIEW: Spitfire Audio SYMPHONIC ORGAN
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

REVIEW: "Achieve that awe-inspiring cinematic sound made famous in blockbuster scores such as Interstellar, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Tron. Presenting the Rugby School Chapel organ — a monstrous, 3,721-pipe, cathedral-sized organ housed in an intimate chapel — creating an epic but immediate sound like no other. To capture its unique depth, power and beauty, we teamed up with composer, producer and organ expert Andy Richards, who has curated stop combinations for instant playability, enabling you to get the best out of this beautifully-voiced instrument." That is the official description for Symphonic Organ, now available from Spitfire Audio, which has provided DigiFreq with a NFR copy for review.

The Symphonic Organ Sample Library
Symphonic Organ is a Kontakt Player-based sample library consisting of approximately 17,760 samples for a NKX compressed size of 23.8 GB with 24 GB of disk space required during installation. While Spitfire lists the Kontakt version requirement as 5.6.8, we were unable to test that exact version. We did, however, test the library in both 5.8.1 and 6.1.1 without any difficulties.

Two main instruments are provided, with the first being the Organ itself (Symphonic Organ.nki). This instrument, at a total sample size of 55.22 GB with 1.90 GB loaded in memory, includes 16 curated articulations numbered in order of intensity, as follows:...

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ELYSION Ensemble Engine-Based Scoring Tool
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Best Service and Sonuscore announce the release of ELYSION Ensemble Engine-Based Scoring ToolElysion is our big answer for big questions! A huge and incredibly fast scoring tool, perfectionated to fill the space with inspiration. Score the future and experience the infinite sound cosmos, Elysion unfolds just on a fingertip.

- Elysion is built on handcrafted processed and synthesized sounds, treated like acoustic instruments
- Elysion sets a high level for hybrid composing: incredibly simple and outrageously beautiful.
- Elysion is the massive hybrid twin to The Orchestra
- Elysion contains 142 playable instruments and over 230 complex animated themes.

Built on Handcrafted, Synthesized Sounds bursting of Expression and Variety
As the first one able to catch the incredible dynamic and lively character of synthetic instruments, Elysion redefines sampling...

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Acon Digital Restoration Suite 2
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Acon Digital updates Restoration Suite to Version 2 - a Giant Leap in Audio QualityAcon Digital announces the release of Restoration Suite 2. Restoration Suite consists of four cutting edge plug-ins for audio restoration work: DeNoise 2, DeHum 2, DeClick 2 and DeClip 2. DeNoise 2 introduces the novel dynamic noise profiles that help reducing noise that varies randomly over time, such as wind noise or rustle from lavalier microphones. Where the earlier versions merely captured a static noise print with time-constant noise levels, the dynamic noise profiles capture statistics from the noise to be reduced. The noise suppression algorithm then estimates the most suitable noise threshold curve for the noisy input signal using the measured statistics.

The adaptive de-noising modes have also been significantly improved in version 2 and use a completely new estimation algorithm. Regardless of operating mode, the new noise suppression algorithm further reduces the typical and well-known artifacts from heavy noise reduction...

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Native Instruments TRAKTOR KONTROL S3
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Native Instruments announces new, essential 4-channel DJ controller - TRAKTOR KONTROL S3
Native Instruments has announced TRAKTOR KONTROL S3, the essential four-channel controller for DJs ready to break into the world of four-deck DJing, add a new dimension to the way they play, and take their sets to bigger venues.

From layering beats, to weaving in acapellas, performing with live vocalists and MCs, or playing back to back, the TRAKTOR KONTROL S3 encourages flexible DJing that expands the boundaries of performance.

The S3 sees a continuation of the club-standard design language introduced to the TRAKTOR hardware line last year, with upsized jog wheels, extended pitch and channel faders, and a clean-cut four-channel mixer section with full EQ, filter, and Mixer FX control.

Jog wheel light rings give dynamic visual feedback at a glance – with deck selection, activation, and track-end warnings.

Each deck is equipped with...

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Sample Logic Cinematic Guitars Motion
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Sample Logic announces the release of Cinematic Guitars Motion Virtual InstrumentOver a decade ago, Sample Logic took the virtual instrument world by storm when they released the award-winning “Cinematic Guitars”. Since then, Sample Logic has continued to build upon that concept, expanding the idea of what guitars can sound like in a creative virtual world and to define the cinematic guitar’s place in modern music production. CINEMATIC GUITARS Motion is the next leap forward; a ground-breaking virtual instrument combining expertly sampled modern guitar tones with the world’s most powerful quad-core animator engine. Made entirely from guitars recorded by guitar impresario Steve Ouimette, CG MOTION includes 864 sampled instruments and presets, with 33 GB of inspiring audio (over 33,000 samples). CG MOTION incorporates Kontakt’s lossless sample storage compression to cram in tons of content. Think you know guitar libraries? Think again, as CG MOTION is entirely different to a traditional multi-sampled guitar library. It goes far beyond the status quo, with every preset meticulously layered and infused with motion and hybrid FX, resulting in a cinematic sound that blurs the line between music and sound design.

NEXT LEVEL GUITARS
Composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Steve Ouimette was the audio sherpa on this axe-venture. Reaching into the depths of his extensive knowledge and adventurous playing styles, Steve was able to capture an incredible range of guitars and other string exotics. These range in scope from...

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Accusonus RHYTHMIQ Artificially Intelligent Beat Assistant
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Accusonus has released Rhythmiq, the Artificially Intelligent Beat AssistantAccusonus announce the release of Rhythmiq, a revolutionary beat-assistant for electronic musicians, producers, live performers and DJs. It uses A.I. to help you turn your tracks into a performance in a way that was previously thought impossible. Rhythmiq is fundamentally different from anything else you’ve seen. It allows you to re-shape your loops in real time and safely improvise with them while performing live. It’s your new ‘bandmate’ who learns from you! Ιt will boost your inspiration and it will help you create unique live-evolving compositions.

Rhythmiq is the result of over 2 years of development and several tech breakthroughs. It was created to solve the eternal problem of lack of flexibility and freedom, when jamming in the studio or performing electronic music in front of an audience. As a producer, you don’t want to fixate over which button to press and which knob to turn - you want to take spontaneous decisions and stay in the flow.

Rhythmiq analyzes and understands your beats and instantly allows you to create new arrangements...

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iZotope Ozone 9 Audio Mastering Software
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

iZotope Continues to Steer the Future of Mastering Audio with the Release of Ozone 9
iZotope, Inc., the experts in intelligent audio technology, today launch Ozone 9, building on a seventeen year legacy in audio mastering. Ozone 9 brings balance to music with never-before seen processing for low end, new real-time instrument separation, and lightning-fast workflows powered by machine learning.

With features such as its expanded Master Assistant, creators can deliver the exact vibe they are looking for - from warm analog character to transparent loudness for streaming. Ozone 9’s Tonal Balance Control can now talk to more iZotope plug-ins in the session and plug-in performance is improved for faster work, smoother metering, and resizable windows, helping users get rid of any uncertainty on whether music is ready for release.

Master Rebalance gives Ozone 9 users the final say in a mix. Instrument levels can be corrected or changed without needing the original tracks. For example, users can add presence to vocals without affecting the midrange, or eliminate muddy low end by slightly lowering the bass guitar. Weak-sounding drums can be corrected with one small boost that can save hours of EQ surgery...

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Voxengo r8brain PRO 2.0 Sample Rate Converter
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Voxengo releases r8brain PRO 2.0 Sample Rate ConverterVoxengo is happy to announce the release of r8brain PRO version 2.0 - a professional sample rate converter tool software designed to deliver an unprecedented sample rate conversion (SRC) quality. r8brain PRO is available for Windows 64-bit computers.

r8brain PRO is a professional sample rate converter tool software designed to deliver an unprecedented sample rate conversion (SRC) quality. Unlike other existing SRC algorithms available on the market, r8brain PRO implements sample rate conversion processing in its full potential: interpolation and decimation steps without exploiting any kind of simplifications; the signal is resampled in a multi-step manner using a series of least common multiple sample rates which makes conversion perfect – both in signal-to-noise and timing precision aspects. Such whole number-factored SRC can be considered a golden standard in sample rate conversion as it is not subject to jitter and timing errors.

Like many existing SRC algorithms, r8brain PRO offers you a linear-phase conversion mode. But more importantly...

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AAS Ultra Analog VA-3 Synthesizer Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Applied Acoustics Systems releases the Ultra Analog VA-3 analog synthesizer plug-inApplied Acoustics Systems announces the official release of Ultra Analog VA-3—an all-new version of its analog synthesizer for Mac OS X and Windows.

Ultra Analog VA-3 is a two-voice two-oscillator-bi-filter-plus-effects analog synthesizer with advanced editing options that achieve a sweet balance between familiarity and flexibility. Ultra Analog VA-3 ships with 1000+ presets taking full advantage of its state-of-the-art analog components.

Here are some of Ultra Analog VA-3’s new features:
- Home view—the Home view presents a distraction free and laid-back browsing and tweaking experience.
- Two-Voice Multitimbral—Two independent timbres—stacked or split—create performance-friendly, texture-full, and spacious sounds.
- Macros—Four performance macros per layer that respond to user-defined MIDI controls. Each and every sound features modulation, timbre, envelope, and effect morphing assignments that can be played in real time for enhanced expressivity and sonic dimension...

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IK Multimedia Hammond B-3X Virtual Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

IK Multimedia Debuts Hammond B-3X virtual instrument in partnership with Hammond USA and Suzuki Music Corp. of JapanIK Multimedia announces the Hammond B-3X tonewheel organ virtual instrument. Created in close collaboration with Hammond USA and Suzuki Music Corp. of Japan, along with top Hammond artists, it meticulously recreates the sound, controls and entire effects signal path of the legendary Hammond B-3. This comprehensive approach offers a level of realism and detail that will satisfy most the discriminating B-3 fans while also offering an affordable introduction to the unique world of tonewheel organs that can be enjoyed by all levels of players.

IK's industry-leading modeling techniques were employed to deliver fine details and nuances that passed the discerning ears of the Hammond Organ Company in Chicago. In addition to its authentic organ sound, this new instrument offers a full-rig chain including stomp effects, an extended version of IK's Leslie® Collection with a rotary cabinet with mix-and-match amp and cabinet models plus four microphones, a parallel guitar amp with 4x12 cabinet, a mixer and three studio post effects.

Available for Mac/PC as a stand-alone application and as a virtual instrument plug-in, the Hammond B-3X offers...

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