Steinberg have announced Cubasis 1.8.2 update including support for iOS 8 and Audiobus 2.1.3 SDK.
There was also a Cubase and Nuendo update to versions 7.5.30 and 6.5.30 respectively last week.
Both recorders feature WIFI connectivity allowing direct uploading of recorded material, audio streaming, file transfer and transport control.
The DR-22WL is a 96K/24bit recorded featuring an XY stereo condenser pair and comes with a free iOS or Android app for remote control of recordings. The DR-22WL uses microSDXC card and supports cards up 128GB in size.
The DR-44WL is a 4 track recorder featuring a pair of XLR inputs as well as a built in stereo condenser and the wifi functionality of the DR-22WL. Additionally the DR-44WL features a multitrack mode allowing individual tracks to be written one at a time with controllable reverb. For video shooters the DR-44WL also has a hot-shoe mount. The DR-44WL uses SDXC card and supports cards up 512GB in size.
Softube have announced the release of the Summit Audio TLA-100A for UAD-2.
Spitfire Audio have announced the release of EDNA01 – EARTH a collection of processed orchestral sounds.
This is best explained with a quote from the press release…
So what on earth is EDNA01 – EARTH, exactly? Easy answer. For the last five years Spitfire Audio has been cherry-picking its way through the best musical moments from seven years’ worth of orchestral recordings and placing them through a series of extraordinary analogue and digital signal-warping chains to create the largest sound set of jaw-dropping, next-generation, organic-sounding electronics ever heard anywhere on earth. Either this is some of the best hyperbole ever written or something special has been happening behind closed doors, waiting for the right moment to be unleashed upon the unsuspecting music-making masses, more often than not already jaded by the morass of identikit, mainstream, and cliched dance and pop sounds already available elsewhere.
Available on promotion pricing until October 1st 2014.
UK Music Apps Ltd has announced SessionBand Country – Volume 1, an iOS app with over 12,000 chord-based, copyright-free country audio loops. The collection has been put together under the guidance of Geoff Gascoyne.
Audio content is downloaded to the device for offline use while the SessionBand apps features automated mixing, auto-transpose, one-touch recording, real-time tempo shift and Audiobus compatibility.
SessionBand Country – Volume 1 is available in the iTunes store.
IK Multimedia has announced the iRig Mic Field, a high quality stereo field record designed for both video and audio projects.
The iRig Mic Field offers 24bit 44.1/48kHz stereo audio recording with matched cardioid capsules. A unique feature of the iRig is the ability to rotate it independently of the iPhone allowing correct stereo field capture regardless of the device orientation (proper stereo when recording landscape video) .
The iRig Mic Field will be available October 2014 and is compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad Air, iPad 4th generation, iPad mini with Retina display and iPad mini. iOS 6.0 or later is required.
PreSonus have some new rack-mount digital mixers: the StudioLive RM Series.
Designed to work with PreSonus’ established UC Surface control software, these racks of up to 32 mic inputs and 16 Mix outputs:
PreSonus® UC Surface control software for Mac, Windows, and iPad was carefully designed for intuitive and quick performance in a live mixing environment but also serves well in the studio.
Peter Kirn provides report of the latest update to Pure Data on the CDM blog.
The Recordist has announced a new SFX library, Thunderstorm III HD Professional SFX.
Produced with help from ‘the thunder gods’ Thunderstorm III HD Professional SFX features Idaho lightning and thunder alongside rain tracks.
The sound library was recorded using a Sound Devices 702, Sennheiser MKH-8040ST XY, Sennheiser MKH-8040 ORTF and Sony PCM D-100.
Thunderstorm III HD Professional SFX is available to pre-order now at a discount price and is sue for release this September 2014.
David Zicarelli, founder of Cycling 74, has announced the intended release of Max 7 this coming fall (2014).
Quite a few changes detailed in the new Max 7 release including a new authorisation experience (bye bye serial numbers), new interactive lessons, new Max4Live devices, VST and AU parameter management and integrated pitch shifting and time compression / expansion into most objects that deal with sample playback.
Jitter will include direct render to texture while OpenGL support now includes shadows and post-processing such as depth-of-field and tone-mapping effects.
There will also be improvements to the patcher workflow with the introduction of snippets and the return of the pre Max5 object palette.
Finally Gen editing will be included as standard as it now is with Max 6 (as of Max version 6.1.8).
The Recordist has announced the availability of RubberZ PlastiX HD Professional Sound Effects Collection 850 wild and crazy sounds made from rubber and plastic objects. Recorded using a Sennheiser MKH-8040 (mono and stereo) microphone at 24-Bit 96Khz.
Available discounted until Sunday 10th August 2014.
PreSonus has announced the release of Notion 5, a major update to its notation software with a user interface redesign to watch Studio one and support for retina screens and Windows 8 touch.
Notion 5 now also comes with Native Effects Limiter, Compressor and Pro EQ plug-ins.
Steinberg have announced the release of Wavelab Version 8.5 featuring improvements in workflow and batch editing.
Featuring real time comparison of codecs including AAC formats and exporting to multiple formats at once.
IK Multimedia have released the iRig BlueBoard Developer’s Manual to aid developer intending to integrate the iRig Blueboard with IOS apps.
The developers manual and license agreement is free to get a copy, email: email@example.com
Positive Grid have announced an update to JamUp for iOS including three new expansions Vintage Effects, Acoustic Pro and Gurus Amps.
The Vintage Effects Expansion Pack includes Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster, Electro Harmonix Small Clone, Big Muff, Knockout Attack EQ, Boss DM-2 Analog Delay, Voodoo Labs Vibe, Fulltone OCD Overdrive and Demeter Tremulator Tremolo.
The Acoustic Expansion Pack; a complete acoustic tone solution for both acoustic and electric guitar players.
Finally the Gurus Amp Expansion Pack developed with Cicognani Engineering featuring 3 extremely powerful Amps.
Steinberg have announced that they intend Nuendo 6.5 to available in the final quarter of 2014.
Top 10 features
The Nuendo Expansion Kit will also be upgrade while if you have activated Nuendo 6 since the 14th April 2014 there will be a free, downloadable update.
Steinberg have announced the release of Cubasis version 1.8 for iOS now with Audiobus 2.0 support, MIDI CC and Automation.
New in version 1.8
Minimum system requirements
It has happened….
Apple have announced an update to Logic.
Logic Pro X 10.0.7 release highlights as selected by me (SH):
Distortion II plug-in now offers a Distortion Output Level and Mix control
Now possible to activate/deactivate multiple plug-ins on a channel strip by vertically click-dragging the mouse over their power buttons
Auxiliary channel strips assigned to Tracks will now generate audio files with some export options
Of course, it would not be a real TheAudioPodcast update story without highlighting the best bug fixes:
Logic no longer sometimes quits unexpectedly when:
Dragging audio from the Project Audio window to the Tracks area.
You insert a blank recordable DVD while Logic is running.
Performing undo after certain operations.
I suspect Adam will be happy……..