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C. Bechstein Digital Grand for Pianoteq
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Modartt releases C. Bechstein Digital Grand for PianoteqModartt releases C. Bechstein Digital Grand for Pianoteq. This physically modelled virtual instrument is authorized by Bechstein and is available as an instrument pack for Pianoteq 6.

C. Bechstein Digital Grand This physical model of C. Bechstein Digital Grand is originally derived from a C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano, captured by the acclaimed Teldex Recording studio in Berlin.

Physically modelled By being physically modelled, this virtual instrument offers several important advantages: a file size of less than 2 MB (Megabyte), superior playability, natural resonances, and access to unique physical parameters to shape the sound to your preference.

Authorized by Bechstein This physically modelled virtual instrument for Pianoteq 6 is authorized by Bechstein and captures the outstandingly brilliant and powerful sound...

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PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2019
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PG Music releases Band-in-a-Box 2019 for Windows with 64 new featuresPG Music Inc. has released version 2019 of its popular, award-winning Band-ina-Box intelligent music accompaniment software for Windows® with 64 great new features and enhancements! Plus, 202 NEW RealTracks, 40 Bonus RealTracks, new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, "Low Man" and Re-amped "12-Key" Metal/Thrash Electric Guitar RealTracks, RealDrums transcriptions, Xtra Styles PAK 6, MIDI Styles, and more!

In announcing the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows®, program author and creator Peter Gannon said, “The 64-bit version has been highly anticipated, and we’re thrilled to be able to launch this along with the 64-bit VST Plugin of Band-in-aBox®, which you can use inside your favorite DAW – like Cakewalk, Reaper, ProTools, and more!”

There are 64 exciting new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2019! First off is our brand-new 64-bit version of Band-in-a-Box®, which works well with the latest plugins and 64-bit OS features...

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Voxengo Crunchessor 2.10 Compressor Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Voxengo Crunchessor 2.10 compressor plugin releasedVoxengo is happy to release Crunchessor version 2.10, a multi-purpose audio track compressor plug-in for professional music production applications, available in AAX, AudioUnit, VST and VST3 plug-in formats (including native 64-bit support), for macOS (v10.7 and later), and Windows computers.

Version 2.10 update includes the following changes:
- Added ProTools 12+ AAX-64 support.
- Implemented color scheme editor with load and save functions.
- Made user interface scale switchable without host reload.
- Made internal channel names start at "C" to reduce confusion with the A/B comparison buttons.
- Reduced plugin file size considerably for faster loading.
- Bypass switch's state is now saved with the project.
- Added Retina support on macOS, and automatic high-resolution UI size adjustment on Windows.
- 30% lower CPU usage on AVX2-capable processors (in 64-bit mode).

Crunchessor is a track compressor AAX, AudioUnit and VST plugin for professional sound and music production applications...

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Voxengo CRTIV Reverb 2 Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Voxengo CRTIV Reverb 2 reverberation plugin released

Voxengo is happy to release CRTIV Reverb version 2.0, a stereo reverberation effect plug-in for professional music production applications, available in AAX, AudioUnit, VST and VST3 plug-in formats (including native 64-bit support), for macOS (v10.7 and later), and Windows computers.

Version 2.0 update includes the following changes:
- Added "Ambience" parameter.
- Added damping strength parameter.
- Added self-modulation for improved depth perception and warmness.
- Increased overall reverb's density.
- Changed "Hi Gain" parameter's behavior so that it applies makeup gain.
- Reduced clicking during room size changes.
- Redesigned knobs and background texture.
- Added Retina support on macOS, and automatic high-resolution UI size adjustment on Windows...

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AAS String Studio VS-3 Synthesizer Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Applied Acoustics Systems releases the String Studio VS-3 string oscillator synthesizer plug-inApplied Acoustics Systems announces the official release of String Studio VS-3—an all-new version of its string oscillator synthesizer for Mac OS X and Windows.

String Studio VS-3 is a synthesizer in which a collection of unique string oscillators replaces the traditional VCOs, DCOs, and operators as the main sound source. Consisting of picks, bows, and hammers interacting with a modelled string, these oscillators offer a special blend of modern and creative synthesis. Augmented with a soundboard, classic filters, an enveloppe generator, a LFO, and studio-quality effects, String Studio VS-3 proposes a brand-new path in the quest for tone.

“This new version is all about adding new dimensions to the distinctive sonic signature of String Studio,” says Eric Thibeault, product designer at Applied Acoustics Systems...

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Arturia Pigments Advanced Software Synthesizer
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Arturia announces release of Pigments advanced software synthesizerPigments is the latest software synthesizer from instrument creators Arturia. Combining the best of two worlds, it features hugely powerful, cutting-edge wavetable synthesis alongside their award-winning virtual analog technology.

After spending 20 years analyzing and emulating the best synthesizers ever made, they have now used their expertise to create an original, uniquely “Arturia” software synthesizer. Pigments offers exceptional sound thanks to its hugely powerful architecture and lightning-fast workflow that makes complex modulations easy, fast, and fun.

Arturia promises that while Pigments can sound like other synths, no other synth can sound like Pigments. It is truly a 21st century instrument that will become the go-to choice for all producers, sound designers, and synth-fans alike thanks to its extraordinary features and tempting price...

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Propellerhead Complex-1 Modular Synth for Reason
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Propellerhead Releases Complex-1 Modular Synth Rack Extension for ReasonPropellerhead Software released Complex-1, a modular synthesizer plugin for Reason. Whether you’re looking to add flavor to your next song, or if you’re dreaming of wires and wall-to-wall modules, Complex-1 is a synth lover’s dream machine. Drawing from several schools of modular synth aesthetics, Complex-1 brings the quirks, freedom and sonic depth of modular synthesis to your Reason Rack. Boasting a 4x oversampled synthesis engine, a freely routable signal and modulation path, Complex-1 sounds like nothing else.

“Propellerhead makes a lot of different instruments for different types of music makers.” said Mattias Häggström Gerdt, Product Manager. “For synth lovers, Complex-1 is one of the most ambitious synths we’ve ever made. Whether you’re deep into the modular world or you simply love trying new things, Complex-1 offers a whole new palette of sounds to Reason for endless sonic possibilities...”

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Soundiron Imbibaphones 2.0 Wine Glass Virtual Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Soundiron releases Imbibaphones 2.0 - Unique Musical Wine Glass Tuned PercussionThe Imbibaphones library is a unique spin on the classic musical wine glass. The contents typically contained in wine glasses have provided inspiration for musicians since the first time the two were formally introduced. The wine glass became popular as a musical instrument in the 18th century. We decided to interpret this concept in our own particular way. Instead of just using a set of wine goblets, we also sampled tuned percussion and resonant sustains with a martini glass, champagne flute, and after one happy accident, a broken glass. We captured natural sustaining finger rubbed notes and soft mallet strikes for each type of glass. We then applied a variety of effects to create atmospheres, pads and effects.

Imbibaphones comes complete with a variety of GUI features to allow deep real-time performance shaping. Imbibaphones captures the complex resonances that occur during the sustaining notes of each glass as well as the full bell-like sounds of each glass being hit with a mallet...

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Mackie Big Knob Studio Monitor Controller
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Mackie Big Knob a Workhorse for Composer, Producer Jason T. MillerFor composer, producer, and session guitarist Jason T. Miller, time crunches are just part of the job. Inspired by his father, TV and film composer and arranger Bruce Miller, the younger Miller has assembled a strong track record as a songwriter and record producer, including co-writing and producing tracks for Grammy winners Kanye West and Keyshia Cole and co-writing a song for Reba McEntire. He also has wielded his axe at many a session-while still in college at UCLA, he earned numerous accolades as a guitarist and played on an episode of Frasier and on the CBS comedy Becker.

Miller also does a lot of scoring for television and commercials, including spots for Honda, Pizza Hut, Kay Jewelers, and many more. With TV work, especially, the clock is ticking, and he needs to work fast. That's where his Mackie Big Knob Studio+ Monitor Controller/Interface comes to the rescue. "The Big Knob Studio+ is the cornerstone of my studio setup," reveals Miller. "When scoring for television, time crunch is usually an issue. You get an episode to mix, and you have to deliver in two days. You have a lot of people waiting for the finished product, and if you don't deliver, you're out of a job. It has got to be done right and quickly the first time..."

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iZotope Nectar 3, Vocal Chain Bundle, and Music Production Suite 2
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

iZotope Announces Nectar 3, Vocal Chain Bundle, and Music Production Suite 2iZotope, Inc., the experts in intelligent audio technology, announced updates to Nectar and Music Production Suite in addition to the creation of the Vocal Chain Bundle.

Nectar 3 has undergone a complete redesign, adding five brand new modules and new assistive audio features such as RX 7 Breath Control, and partner product Celemony Melodyne 4 essential. This update also includes improvements to twelve existing modules giving users the most sophisticated set of tools designed for vocal production.

“Vocals are the definitive focal point of music,” says Gerry Caron, iZotope’s Chief Product Officer. “We've added new, powerful assistive audio technology to help to create the ideal starting point for a vocal, place it in the mix, and communicate with other iZotope plug-ins...”

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Soundiron SICK 7: Voices of the Dead Sound FX Library
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Soundiron releases SICK 7: Voices of the Dead Sound FX LibraryAnnouncing Sick Volume 7, a mighty tool chest of creature and human combat voice-over kits, a menacing ensemble of eerie industrial percussion and a fresh supply of atmospheric horror and suspense sound design elements.

There are 6 unique creatures and 5 classic human NPC voice over sound-banks, each covering 38 important gameplay event categories with tons of variations. You'll find screams, deaths, falls, get-hits, growls, attacks, battlecries, taunts, jumps, evil laughs and so much more - all ideally designed for games, films, apps and animation.

The bunker percussion bank includes 27 deep, resonant metal impact percussion articulations, from rusted artillery anchor clangs and steel bulkhead gongs, to hatch hinge creaks and deep blast door booms...

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Spitfire Audio eDNA EARTH Synth Library
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Spitfire Audio comes back to (eDNA) EARTH with enriched encyclopaedia of cinematic synth soundsSpitfire Audio is proudly reintroducing eDNA EARTH — enriching its epic collection of synthesised orchestral sounds created from ten years’ worth of widely-used, wide-ranging organic orchestral live recordings with which it has made its notable name as a British music technology company that specialises in sounds, this time warped or morphed into different textures and amazing state-of-the-art electronic soundscapes, served up via an easy-to-use, ultra-controllable GUI giving access to all areas of new sonic experimentation, enhanced with support for Native Instruments’ NKS (Native Kontrol Standard®) extended plug-in format for all virtual instrument developers (delivering seamless software connection to the German giant’s cutting-edge KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards and MASCHINE hardware for intuitive interaction) — as of October 8.

eDNA EARTH is based around a collection of 1,900-plus basic instruments, mangled into over 1,000 custom presets professionally programmed by the talented team at Spitfire Audio during several months. The proprietary eDNA Engine — a sample-synthesiser powerhouse that can combine two sounds and modulate between them with envelopes, filters, and wobbles per sound, as well as a gate sequencer and a selection of go-to effects — driving those hard-won results is...

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Accusonus ERA Voice Leveler Plug-In
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Accusonus releases the ERA Voice Leveler Plug-InAccusonus Inc, developers of award-winning audio software tools and machine learning pioneers, announce the immediate release of the ERA Voice Leveler. The ERA Voice Lelever uses new patent-pending algorithms to automatically detect distracting level differences in voice recordings and correct them in real-time. Using the single-knob ERA Voice leveler you can save yourself from hours of manual gain adjustments, without leaving your DAW or NLE environment. Use the Voice Leveler to fix vocal and dialogue volume problems resulting from:

⦁ Intentional or unintentional speaker movements
⦁ Single-microphone recordings of two or more speakers (e.g. interviews, lectures, etc)
⦁ Sudden gain changes due to audio/video edits and re-arrangements in post production
⦁ Time-varying voice-over or vocal performances

The ERA Voice Leveler detects level problems...

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Blue Cat Audio PatchWork 2.3 Plug-In Patchbay
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Blue Cat Audio Releases Blue Cat's PatchWork 2.3 Free Update - Get 10% off!Blue Cat Audio has released a free update for Blue Cat's PatchWork, its virtual patchbay for plug-ins with built-in effects.

This new version adds drag and drop support to move, duplicate or insert plug-ins anywhere in the plug-ins matrix. It also brings Blue Cat's Axiom's impulse response loader into the built-in EQ plug-in and includes several bug fixes and performance enhancements (full change list below).

The update for V2 users can be downloaded for free from the same location as the original full version (link received by eail upon purchase). For users still on version 1, an upgrade link is available from the same page. For others, a demo version is available on bluecataudio.com as a standalone application and in most plug-in formats for Mac and PC.

What's New in PatchWork V2.3:...

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Best Service Emotional Violin Virtual Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Best Service releases Emotional Violin Virtual InstrumentIf you are looking for the perfect instrument for film scoring, pop music, songwriting, classical or modern avant-garde violin compositions, the Emotional Violin is your first choice! A unique, virtual instrument that convinces through its variety of articulations, its direct and unadulterated sound and unusual playing techniques, including rebowing. With its impressive and at the same time emotional sound, it enables expressions that have never been achieved before.

Emotional Violin has been recorded throughout in a musical context to capture the expressiveness and natural bowing of real instrumentalists. The intelligent scripting enables more than 50 different playing styles and True Legato, making this library extremely versatile. In addition to the usual playing styles and articulations, the Emotional Violin also features extraordinary techniques such as:...

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