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Unfiltered Audio Sandman Pro Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Unfiltered Audio ups ultimate delay ante with latest Sandman Pro plugin update to die forPlugin Alliance, a new ‘Über-standard’ supporting all major plugin formats and uniting some of the best-known international audio companies under one virtual roof, is proud to announce availability of the latest (v1.1) update of Sandman Pro — Plugin Alliance partner Unfiltered Audio’s undisputed ultimate delay, doubling as a transmogrifying time machine making serious sonic travelling more musically adventurous than ever, thanks to major performance improvements and some serious upgrades to an already killer feature set — as of May 26.

Billed by its collective creators as The Delay of Your Dreams, mix engineers, sound designers, and DJs alike were wowed by the slice and dice brilliance of Unfiltered Audio’s original Sandman soon after it was unleashed upon an unsuspecting world as a world-beater. But Sandman is a delay plugin with a severe narcoleptic bent, using its SLEEP mode to freeze its delay buffer to create...

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Unfiltered Audio Instant Delay Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Unfiltered Audio announces availability of Instant Delay plugin exclusively from Plugin AlliancePlugin Alliance, a new ‘Über-standard’ supporting all major plugin formats and uniting some of the best-known international audio companies under one virtual roof, is proud to announce availability of Instant Delay — an echo effects plugin powerhouse packing built-in filtering, saturation, and an insightfully intuitive modulation system (with a full-blown step sequencer and integration with ROLI’s revolutionary Lightpad Block control surface) into a compact, keenly-priced package providing a taste of the innovation and depth behind Plugin Alliance partner Unfiltered Audio’s powerful processing — as of May 26.

Anyone at all familiar with Unfiltered Audio would be quite correct in assuming that even a seemingly simple delay from this cutting-edge Californian company will witness them thinking differently...

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Output Platform - Music Studio Desk
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Output Releases Platform - A Desk For Musicians, Designed By MusiciansOutput Inc. the software company known for their innovative instruments such as Analog Strings, Exhale, and REV breaks new ground by introducing Platform - a studio desk built for musicians.

The company discovered a shortfall in the studio furniture market for well-designed, functional, and affordable desks that did not sacrifice style. With Platform filling that void, musicians no longer need to hack together their own desks using less-than-ideal materials.

CEO and Founder, Gregg Lehrman notes; “Our goal with Output is to help musicians, producers, and composers make music. Every musician wants a great desk at the center of their studio and...

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Softube Console 1 Mk II with UAD Powered Plug-Ins
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Softube announces availability of Console 1 Mk II with UAD Powered Plug-Ins supportHaving blown musical minds with its initial announcement at The NAMM Show 2017 in Anaheim, CA, high-end plug-in specialist Softube is proud to confirm Console 1 Mk II — a much more affordable version of its award-winning hardware/software mixing system, representing an enormous leap forward from its predecessor with support for selected UAD Powered Plug-ins from Universal Audio — is now globally available from any authorized Softube dealer.

Originally released in 2014, Softube Console 1 quickly earned a large and dedicated following, receiving prestigious awards and rave reviews in the pro audio press. With its tightly integrated hardware and software, and the included emulation of a Solid State Logic SL 4000 E console, Console 1 offered the best of the digital and analog worlds in a compact system...

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Ueberschall Ukulele Instrument Series Elastik Library
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Ueberschall releases the Ukulele Instrument Series Elastik LibraryIf you want to create a happy and uplifting mood, the ukulele is the perfect instrument choice. Its delicate sound can create beautiful melodies if picked. In contrast, when strummed, it delivers a light, percussive, sound that fits in any mix and can bring a positive, happy, groove or a gentle sense of melancholy.

The Ukulele Instrument Series library captures these musical characteristics perfectly. With 1.7GB of sample data and 396 individual performances, the sample material is organized into over 40, phrase-based, folders and covers a range of keys and tempos. The loops have a lenght of four to eight bars. Within each folder, the phrase is presented as a strummed performance and a picked, arpeggio performance. Each folder contains nine loops:...

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Kenton MERGE-8 MIDI Merge Unit
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Kenton makes managing multiple data streams simpler with eight-input MIDI merge unit - MERGE-8Following its introduction at The NAMM Show 2017, MIDI solutions specialist Kenton is proud to announce availability of its new MERGE-8 — an eight-input intelligent MIDI merge unit designed, built, and assembled in the UK as the latest addition to its well-known line of MIDI utilities — as of May 4.

MERGE-8 can work in two modes: first is a full eight-into-two merge, where all MIDI data received across the eight input ports is merged into two outputs (with both ports outputting the same data); second is a split mode, with two completely independent four-into-one merges. Mode is set with a recessed push button and indicated with a bicolour LED. MERGE-8 stores this setting in EEPROM and starts up in whichever state it was last in...

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Acon Digital Restoration Suite 1.8
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Acon Digital Releases Restoration Suite 1.8 with Improved DeNoise ToolAcon Digital updates their award winning Restoration Suite for audio restoration work to version 1.8. Restoration Suite consists of four powerful tools for audio restoration work – DeNoise, DeHum, DeClick and DeClip.

The focus in version 1.8 is DeNoise which has received several quality improvements. A new soft knee parameter allows for more natural transitions between noise and the wanted signal. It is in most situations desirable to leave a certain noise floor in the restored signal and it is easier to achieve a natural sounding residual noise with the new update.

Furthermore, the attack and release times are now adaptive and automatically adjusted according to the input material. The controls are still there, but these are now representing the maximum attack and release times...

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Native Instruments THRILL Virtual Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Native Instruments releases THRILL Virtual Instrument for Film ScoringNative Instruments today released THRILL, a ground-breaking new instrument that enables the introduction of terrifying live scores to movies, games, sound installations, or theater productions.

THRILL is the first instrument to combine the epic power of an orchestra with the chilling depth of expert sound design, house them within a simple performance-driven interface, and place them into the hands of a single player.

Using THRILL, a single person could perform the terrifying string tone clusters from The Shining, as Jack Torrance rampages around Overlook Hotel. An aspiring young filmmaker could single-handedly play all of Arrival’s stomach-churning bass drones in just one take...

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Wide Blue Sound ORBIT and ECLIPSE Virtual Synths
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Wide Blue Sound partners with Native Instruments to harness hardware integration for ORBIT and ECLIPSEWide Blue Sound, creator of cutting-edge instruments for KONTAKT, is proud to announce a partnership with Native Instruments that allows its renowned ORBIT and ECLIPSE virtual synths to be used with NI’s NKS® (Native Kontrol Standard) hardware — namely, KOMPLETE KONTROL S- Series keyboards and MASCHINE workstation.

Wide Blue Sound is a company continually committed to integrating its software products with hardware — a rarity in today’s industry. “NKS is an important first step in harnessing the natural experience of hardware with the infinite creative potential of software,” states company co-founder and CEO Nathan Rightnour. “We’ll always be working to ‘bridge the gap’ in ways that bring usability and a visceral excitement to our software...”

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Soundiron Requiem Light Symphonic Choir 3.0 for Kontakt
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Soundiron announces release of Requiem Light Symphonic Choir 3.0 for KontaktRequiem Light is a widely renowned symphonic choir library that was specifically designed for epic cinematic scoring and dramatic trailer composition, packed with a huge mix-ready sound in a supremely light ram and disk footprint. Whether you use it in your studio or take it on the road, it has a rich, dynamic cathedral choir sound that's equally perfect for achieving soaring fortissimo power or sculpting delicately soft melodic detail.

This library includes three true legato vowels, a variety of classic vowel sustains and staccatos, single-syllable Marcato words, long poly-syllabic Latin sustains and fast, aggressive Latin staccatos, as well as a big selection of classic and uniquely creative dynamic choral effects, a great collection of emotive solo soprano and tenor polysustains and a selection of sound-designed atmospheric pads, drones and choral atmospheres...

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Synchro Arts VocALign ARA in Cakewalk SONAR
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Cakewalk and Synchro Arts Announce VocALign ARA Integration with SONARSynchro Arts’ legendary automatic time-alignment software, VocALign Project, now integrates with Cakewalk SONAR via the ARA (Audio Random Access) protocol. Compared to non-ARA DAWs, ARA provides instant access to the host’s audio data—simply drag and drop Guide and Dub audio events into VocALign Project 3, and it edits the Dub audio instantly to match the Guide’s timing.

Since 1995, VocALign has been acclaimed as the unique, ‘must have’ time alignment tool for audio professionals. It provides vast time-saving and quality benefits when tightening double-tracked vocals and backing harmonies, aligning instrument tracks or sound effects, and syncing ADR or foreign language dubbing. The Synchro Arts/Cakewalk collaboration has culminated in a simpler, streamlined workflow that can save users hours in the studio...

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Free Propellerhead Reason 9.5 Update with VST Support
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Propellerhead Announces Free Reason 9.5 Update with VST SupportPropellerhead Software announced Reason 9.5, the newest update to the award-winning Reason music production software. Reason 9.5 is a free update for Reason 9 owners that introduces VST support – the number-one feature request by both Reason and non-Reason owners alike.

Drag and drop from the browser, use CV and audio connections with your plugins, play in new ways with Players, put them in Combinators with Reason’s own devices or Rack Extensions. Explore a new workflow and discover new creative ways to use VST plugins with Reason 9.5.

“Today’s music makers need access to all the great software instruments and effects out there – but without compromising their creative process,” said Mattias Häggström Gerdt, Reason Product Manager...

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TASCAM DR-100mkIII Portable Digital Audio Recorder
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Capturing a World of Sounds with Sean Murray and the TASCAM DR-100mkIIISean Murray's powerful music has been the backdrop behind award-winning games like Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: World at War, and Counterstrike: Global Offensive, as well as acclaimed TV shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and God, The Devil, and Bob. His scores are musically dense, visceral, and at times almost otherworldly-all the more interesting in light of his love of organic sounds and natural musical instruments.

"I have a huge collection of vintage synths, as well as a ton of wonderful orchestral sounds and samples," he observes. "We've got every sound you can imagine. But there's nothing like recording real instruments for your score. I make it a point to always add something real and organic to my scores..."

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Arturia Step Black Edition Sequencer Controllers
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Arturia Announces the Step Black Edition - KeyStep, BeatStep, and BeatStep Pro Sequencer ControllersArturia are set to release a limited number of “Black Edition” KeyStep, BeatStep, and BeatStep Pro sequencer-controllers.

Known and loved throughout the industry, Arturia’s trio of DAW controlling, step-sequencing hybrids are now available in a sleek black finish. Offering something for every musician, the Step range synchronizes the analog and digital worlds, letting musicians control hardware instruments, outboard modules, virtual instruments, and recording software simultaneously.

Each of the new Black Edition models comes complete with CV cables, giving you immediate access to the sequencer’s hardware control functionality...

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Audified Studio Bundle Plug-In Package
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Audified announces availability of attractively-priced plug-in Studio Bundle of joyHost application and audio effects developer Audified is proud to announce availability of Studio Bundle — an attractively-priced plug-in bundle of its latest and greatest (TNT Voice Executor, second-generation U73b Compressor, U78 Saturator, and MixChecker) hit releases, rendered as appealing to the eye as they are to the ear for a wide range of production purposes — as of April 18.

Recently released to widespread critical acclaim, TNT Voice Executor is a unique utilitarian plug-in offering no-nonsense processing of vocal and spoken word tracks to sophisticatedly solve any issues instantaneously. It does what it says on the tin, so shaping superb-sounding voices couldn’t be simpler. Simply select a preset then use the three knobs to set the INPUT and OUTPUT volumes (using the I/O meters), tweak the DRIVE (effect) amount, and you’re good to go! Gathered into four groups, each preset contains several variants for both male and female voices...

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