Audio Mastering for iPad

May 12, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

http://audio-mastering-ipad.com

The first fully functional audio mastering application for iPad. For everyone who wants to make own music tracks excellent quality. Based on the same algorithms which used in professional plug-ins this application turns your iPad into a real mastering studio.

This all-in-one tool lets you process sound, convert audio formats, change sample rate, convert bit depth, cut part of track for preview and make fade-in and fade-out.

With very easy and clear interface you can tweak all controls in real time and listening to the final result right away.

Audio processing features:

  • Linear phase 10-bands graphic Equalizer based on phase shifting.
  • Three bands Stereo Imaging with common Stereo Width level.
  • Harmonic Saturator with three sets of harmonics.
  • Loudness Maximizer with adjustable response speed and ceiling.
  • Sample rate converter from 96, 88.2, 48 to 44.1 kHz.
  • Bit depth converter supported 16, 24, 32 bits.
  • Dithering with noise shaping.
  • Supports .wav, .aif, .mp3 audio file formats.

Application features:

  • Predefined preset hotkeys, ability to create own presets.
  • All processing settings are stored for each file.
  • Processing group of selected files.
  • Exchange files thru internal Web service.
  • Compatible with AudioCopy / AudioPaste.
  • Supports iTunes file share.

Compatible:

iPad 2 and higher is recommended. Generally this application can be run with iPad 1 but there is possibility of dropping the signal out when playback, especially at frequencies above 44.1 kHz. Offline processing can be done with any iPads quite well.

Please note: This application is audio processing tool only. It does not have audio editor functions.

The app is priced at $9.99.

How to use dynamic EQ

May 3, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Dynamic EQ really is a versatile and useful tool, and for many producers it can be a fantastic, and much-needed, problem solver. In short, it is a virtual processor which can be used for eliminating the shortcomings of static EQ by providing a dynamically applied equalization to your work. Watch as Glowcast mastering engineer, Conor Dalton explains how to use it.

Steinberg has released Wavelab 8 – here are the details

April 11, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

wavelab-8

Steinberg has introduced WaveLab 8, the latest version of its  mastering solution, with 150+ new features

Key Features:

  • Speaker management system, featuring management of up to eight loudspeaker setups with zero latency
  • Advanced EBU-compliant loudness metering and processing, including measurement in EBU R128 loudness scale and dedicated loudness graph
  • Mastering-grade tools and plug-ins, featuring iZotope MBIT+TM high-end master dither, Voxengo CurveEQ, Steinberg Brickwall Limiter and TubeCompressor
  • Improved user interface: Master Transport Panel and single-window plug-in management for quick and easy project navigation and plug-in handing
  • 150+ professional editing and workflow features, including auto-replay function, SuperClip concept, meta-data support and user interface enhancements

In addition, Steinberg announced WaveLab Elements 8, a streamlined WaveLab version that is geared towards hobby producers, musicians and radio freelancers.

WaveLab 8 is the first choice for high-profile mastering engineers, musicians and hobby producers alike. With the new speaker management system, EBU-compliant loudness processing and a selection of mastering-grade plug-ins alongside 150+ further enhancements, WaveLab 8 is taking audio to perfection.

Two more videos are available on their Youtube channel

WaveLab 8 and WaveLab Elements 8 will be available in May 2013

iZotope Trash 2 – Extended Video Review

November 21, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Russ takes a look at the new iZotope Trash 2 plug-in and finds out that it offers far more than one would first think.

Trash 2 takes the best of Trash and makes it even better. With an entirely new sonic architecture, brand new features, optimized performance, better sound quality, and support for modern hosts and formats, Trash 2 is primed for a powerful new era of audio mangling, distortion, and experimentation. Let sonic mayhem ensue.

KEY FEATURES

  • Distort in ways you never dreamed with the Trash module’s 60+ distortion algorithms, perfect for transforming your sound into something never before heard.
  • Design your own unique distortions, from massive to mild and everything in between, with a new, customizable, multiband Waveshaper.
  • Let your tracks inhabit any space or object with the new Convolve module. Choose from over 100 impulse responses or load your own to put your bass in a washing machine or your keys in a cave.
  • Find a new voice: make your audio speak and growl with two redesigned Filter modules, each one featuring new vowel formant filters, screaming peaks, node modulations, and more.
  • Start trashing your audio immediately with an extensive new preset library and an ear-friendly Limiter that ensures you can play without fear.

More info here >>

Virsyn Harmony Voice is a harmonizer turning your voice into a choir

September 27, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Virsyn describes their new Harmony Voice app as a pitch shifter and harmonizer with professional features including automatic tuning correction.

Virsyn says that you can sing and Harmony voice will add up to four voices according to the chords you play with the piano keyboard or, alternatively, instead of playing the chords yourself you can let Harmony Voice play the chords automatically to enrich the sound of your voice in a musically pleasant way.

The voice character can be adjusted in a way that you can turn a female voice into a male voice and the other way round, while a realtime visual intonation-display gives you feedback of the tunes you sing.

Features:

  • Four part realtime Harmonizer / Pitch corrector
  • Different Harmonizer modes:
  • Manual harmonization by playing chords with up to four notes while singing
  • Automatic harmonization ( Kraehenbuehl )
  • Play base note and Harmony Voice adds appropriate chords
  • Directly play the tunes for up to four voices with the keyboard.
  • Select key note and scale for harmonization and pitch correction.
  • Harmonies can be in just ( Barbershop ) or tempered tuning.
  • Mix your original voice with the harmonized parts.
  • Change the voice character.
  • Play background track from your iTunes library.
  • Hi-end reverb effect for room simulation.
  • Chorus and Delay effect.
  • Use a CoreMIDI compatible Interface to control Harmony Voice with a MIDI Keyboard.
  • Audio recorder with Metronome.
  • Upload to SoundCloud and File Export.
  • Audio pasteboard for exchange with other Apps

Pricing and Availability:
$5.99

More information:

Nugen Audio Stereoizer | Tutorial

September 25, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Stereoizer is a high-specification stereo image manipulation tool suitable for natural expansion, reduction and introduction of stereo width at any stage of the audio production process.

Developed for and tested by professional audio engineers, Stereoizer adds natural sounding width and depth to any audio recording, mono or stereo, leaving the inherent character of the original source intact. Quite simply Stereoizer will make your audio more coherent, highly polished and spatially balanced without adding artificial reverberation, chorusing or delay.

• natural stereo to stereo extension
• mono to stereo enrichment
• leaves original character intact
• subtle to extreme enhancement
• band limited precision
• dynamic visual feedback

More info here >>

Cakewalk’s SONAR X2 – first look

August 2, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s a teaser of Cakewalk’s latest edition of Sonar named X2, check it out

http://www.cakewalk.com/SONAR-X2
SONAR X2 Producer
Professional Recording, Mixing & Mastering
From getting a great tone to releasing the final mix, today’s musicians must master every element of the music production process. SONAR X2 is there every step of the way and takes each element to the next level of power and usability. And thanks to the revolutionary Skylight user interface, SONAR X2 lets you move seamlessly among the elements, instantly going from recording to editing to mixing and back again. Dial up the perfect synth sound with Rapture or a searing guitar tone with TH2 Producer. Record it, tighten it, chop it, and drop it in the Matrix for realtime triggering. Shape it with the expandable ProChannel. Warm it with the new Console Emulator. And do it all with a single Smart Tool. It’s genius.

Mastering EQ with Auria on iPad

July 20, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

http://www.joetunon.com/music – Showing off the new WaveMachine Labs Auria app and its abilities to master a mix on the iPad using the Fabfilter Pro-Q plugin

Limiter No6 – new freeware modular limiter for mastering

June 26, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

vladg/sound has released Limiter No6, a freeware modular limiter suited for mastering purposes. It’s available for Windows 32- and 64-bit and as 32-bit VST plug-in for Mac OS X.

Features:

  • 5 modules: RMS compressor, peak limiter, high-frequency limiter, clipper, true peak limiter.
  • High-quality signal processing to use for mastering purposes.
  • Brickwall and soft limiting with different timing settings.
  • M/S and multiband modes.
  • Optional 4x oversampling.
  • True inter-sample peaks (ISP) limiting.
  • Analog-style indication.
  • 2 different GUIs.

Two new Reason Rack Extensions has been released

June 15, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

iZotope, Inc.has released the Ozone Maximizer Rack Extension for Propellerhead’s Reason.

iZotope says that the Ozone Maximizer Rack Extension is an essential mastering tool for adding fullness and polish to music produced in Reason. The original Ozone Maximizer has been used on countless recordings in varied genres like Rock, Hip Hop, Electronic, Classical and more. iZotope has now adapted this acclaimed technology for Reason, extending the Reason Rack with a versatile tool trusted by professional musicians and engineers worldwide.

“Many of us at iZotope have longed for the day that we could use more of our favorite production tools, like Ozone’s Maximizer, right inside of Reason. That day has come! Rack Extensions are a great solution for opening up the Reason rack to more world-class audio effects and instruments, and we are excited to be part of the launch with one of our flagship technologies.”

iZotope tell us that they have redesigned the Ozone Maximizer to perfectly complement the workflow Reason users know and love, making it an ideal addition to Reason’s Master Section. They say that, with iZotope’s exclusive IRC (Intelligent Release Control) technology, the Ozone Maximizer excels at boosting the overall loudness of a mix without causing distortion or pumping. This Rack Extension also includes iZotope’s MBIT+ Dither, letting users preserve the quality of Reason sessions when exporting audio for CD or MP3. iZotope says, with the Ozone Maximizer, users can give their mixes the final polish they deserve, without ever leaving Reason.

Mats Karlöf, Product Manager at Propellerheads, told us, “We are extremely happy to see iZotope, with their sense of quality and usability, inside the Reason rack. iZotope’s flagship technology, the Ozone Maximizer with its dithering function, have made Reason an even more complete end-to-end solution, helping people to put the finishing touches on their projects. I wake up every morning with a smile on my face thanks to the clever people at iZotope.”

Key Features:

  • 2 Intelligent Release Control (IRC) limiter modes: IRC I and IRC II
  • 2 low-latency limiting modes Hard(Brickwall) and Soft
  • High-precision threshold control with integrated gain reduction metering
  • Speed knob control for adjusting the character of the IRC Limiter from slow and transparent to fast and aggressive
  • Variable Stereo Link control for independent limiting of left and right channels
  • Inter-sample Limiting to predict when a digital signal might clip in the analog domain, and to automatically prevent these over’s
  • Margin control for precise control of the output level, helping to dial back peak levels for better encoding to formats like MP3
  • iZotope MBIT+ Dither for highest quality results when converting 24-bit Reason sessions to audio files with lower bit depths

Pricing and Availability:
iZotope Ozone Maximizer Rack Extension is available now for $79 USD.

More information:

FXpansion has announced the release of Etch Red, an exciting and great-sounding filtering effect based on DCAM circuit-modelled technology, and now available as a Reason Rack Extension.

Etch Red’s dual filters feature realistic audio-rate FM, flexible routing and 4 filter models offering a total of 38 filter responses and allowing all manner of fat and warm subtractive tone-shaping. Alongside 3 classic synthesizer filter circuits, Etch Red also includes a stunning comb filter model for creating mind-bending psychedelic effects.

Additional distortion and compressor stages are provided for beefing up signals, and FXpansion’s TransMod modulation system lets you contort Etch Red’s circuits over time. Use inter-modulating LFOs, envelopes and more to drive the filter cutoffs, FM amount, distortion and compression amounts, panning, wet/dry mix and much more.

Etch Red contains a number of CV and audio patch-points for integrating its circuits into your Reason projects: feed in CV from elsewhere to modulate parameters or retrigger the on-board LFOs, envelope or the sample and hold. You can even send in any audio signal as an audio-rate filter FM source. The internal modulation devices are also exposed as outputs, so they can drive other Reason devices’ parameters.

Etch Red can do amazing things to all kinds of audio material and is great for subtle warming, deep tone sculpting, wild sweeps, special effects and experimental sonics.

Etch Red is available as a download-only product from the Propellerhead Online Shop, priced at $49 USD / 39 EUR inc. VAT where applicable.

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