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Ardour 3.5.357 Released

The Ardour team have announced the release of Ardour 3.5.357 which fixes critical bugs and is recommended to all users.

Additionally the release all offers stem exporting, touch sensing with Mackie control devices and correct automation recording of faders with the SSL Nucleus. There is also a change to automation data input when using the mouse though this change has been discussed online through the mailing group; a great feature of an open source project.

MOTU Releases Digital Performer 8.06

MOTU have announced the release of Digital Performer 8.06.

Some of the changes with typical TheAudioPodcast focus; improved operation with multiple Core Audio devices running under 10.9, sends can now be dragged and dropped in the mixer, just like effect settings, fix for an issue on Windows where Digidesign Accel HD hardware wouldn’t change sample rate and also improved compatibility with iZotope RX3.

More Minor ProTools

Avid have announced another minor release of ProTools (is this the beginning of a weekly release cycle?).

Version 11.1.2 of ProTools is available now, my (SH) update highlights are,

  • Pro Tools no longer quits unexpectedly on launch with networked home folders via OS X Open Directory.
  • Pro Tools now recognises Finder folders that contain a forward slash “/” in their name.

This high frequency ProTools updates make me (SH) wonder about how frequently I should bother updating applications.

Ardour Gets Video

Ardour 3.2 has been released and now supports video for ease of soundtrack editing.

It also supports a modular setup from the blurb,

  • One machine: all video decoding, video monitoring and Ardour audio
  • Two machines: separate video-monitor and Ardour
  • Three machines: separate video-server (for timeline decoding and file-archive), dedicated video-monitor and Ardour

Some other changes in the release,

OSC access to send gain parameters and the ability chain together LV2 plugins that accept and output MIDI data.

More details online.

Nuendo 6 Due Q1 2013

Steinberg have announced Nuendo 6 due for release in the first quarter of 2013 featuring advance surround panning and EBU-compliant metering.

From the blurb,

  • Groundbreaking new mixing console for enhanced operational speed, including a brand-new channel strip with high-quality effects
  • Nuendo 6 ADR Taker solution for voice recording and language dubbing makes external ADR solution redundant
  • Fully integrated loudness measurement, featuring EBU-compliant metering plus a large choice of RMS metering scales and a dedicated loudness lane
  • Anymix Pro from IOSONO for state-of-the-art surround productions and Voxengo CurveEQ with sound-matching technology

More details online.

And there is a grace upgrade period from Nuendo 5 details online.

Cubase 7 Announced

Steinberg have announced Cubase 7 and Cubase Artist 7 due for release December 5th 2012,

Featuring a new MixConsole, Chord track and VariAudio 2.0.

From the blurb,

  • The all-new MixConsole stars with brilliant mixing capabilities that give you plenty of workflow improvements
  • Integrated channel strip modules for epic pro-console sound
  • New Chord Track with intelligent composing assistance
  • VariAudio 2.0 with harmonizer capabilities and multi-part editing
  • VST Connect SE for recording over the net

More details online.

And there is a grace period for recent Cubase 6.5 purchases, details here.

Pro Tools Minor Update

Avid has released Pro Tools 10.3.1 qualilifed and recommend for OS X 10.8 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1.

You can get the download online here,

My (SH) highlights of issues fixed in this update,

Unwanted data is no longer appended to the end of record passes under certain conditions.

On Pro Tools HDX systems, 176.4/192kHz sessions are now free of unwanted noise in some specific mixer configurations.

When zoomed into the sample level, waveforms whose clip start is off-screen now draw accurately (instead of One sample late).

Clicking the Automation Follows Edit button now correctly causes the current selection to update to reflect the new state of the button.

Chuck 1.3 Out Now

Previously discussed on the show when we had an interview with Spencer Salazar on show 56. ChucK version 1.3 has now been released featuring ChuGins.

You can get ChucK online at http://chuck.stanford.edu/.

From the release notes

1.3.0.0
- (added) Chugins: dynamically loaded compiled classes/ugens
see http://chuck.stanford.edu/extend/ for examples.
- (added) new command line options
–chugin-load:{auto|off}     disable/enable chugin loading
-gFILE/–chugin:FILE         load chugin at FILE
-GPATH/–chugin-path:PATH    load all chugins in directory PATH
–dac:NAME                   use dac with name matching NAME
–adc:NAME                   use adc with name matching NAME
- (added) Chubgraphs: create ugens by compositing existing UGens
see examples/extend/chubgraph.ck
- (added) ChuGens: create ugen by implementing audio-rate processing in ChucK
see examples/extend/chugen.ck
- (added) new ugens:
- WvOut2: stereo uncompressed audio file output
- SndBuf2: stereo uncompressed audio file input
- (added) new functions:
- me.sourcePath()
returns file path of source file corresponding to this shred
- me.sourceDir()
returns directory of source file corresponding to this shred
- MidiIn.open(string name)
open MIDI input matching name
- MidiOut.open(string name)
open MIDI output matching name
- Hid.open(string name)
open HID matching name
- (added) experimental OS X multitouch HID
- (fixed) real-time audio on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
- (fixed) IO.newline() now flushes “chout”
- (fixed) “chout” and “cherr” now invoke member functions correctly
- (fixed) no for statement conditional handled correctly
- (fixed) STK WvOut correctly handles case when file open fails
- (fixed) << operator for arrays now correctly references counts
- (fixed) crashing bug when receiving external events at a high-rate
(“the OSC bug”)
- (fixed) scope closing correctly dereferences local objects
- (fixed) crash when exiting shreds with connected ugens
- (fixed) deallocation of “empty” Shred object no longer crashes
- (fixed) crash when HID events are sent to an exited shred
- (fixed) destructors for built-in objects are executed

46 First Year TAP Bodyguards

The Audio Podcast 2011

  

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Samuel Freeman

Scott Hewitt

Scott Mc Laughlin

Adam Jansch

Alex Harker

Miguel Ortiz

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14 News and NIME

The Audio Podcast 2011

  

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NIME 2011 is on now in Olso → this Exhibition on Sonic Interaction Design runs along side it. Thepreface to the exhibition starts:

Sound is not Music. Hearing is not Listening. The sonic manifestations of objects affect our lives, even though they remain under the threshold of conscious attention most of the time.

and draws attention to how “playful interactions and explorations” with sounding objects can alter our perception of audio, perhaps in general.

This reminded me (Sam) of the Propellerheads MMM event with Matt Piper: Found Instruments at Home

Back to NIME, and an attempt to gain news from the event via twitter search → here’s one from @armitage__ :

‘Sound advice’ from Sergi Jordà… ‘It’s probably easier to make good music with a good stone, than with a bad NIME’ #NIME2011

Sergi Jordà being the one of the inventors of the Reactable and key note speaker at NIME2011

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9 For Skynet

The Audio Podcast 20th April 2011

  

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Scott Hewitt

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8 Hello Africa

The Audio Podcast 14 April 2011

  

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Interview with Andrew Spitz of Sound plus Design

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Sound Doodle

Social Sound Design

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Café connection by morgantj

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