BBE Sound Partners with DontCrack to Release Sonic Sweet v3.0 “Optimized”…

Dear friends,

Today we are proud to announce that we have partnered with our friends at BBE Sound to bring you the hottest deal ever proposed on BBE software. Moreover we will be running through July an EXCLUSIVE offer on the brand new Sonic Sweet 3.0 “Optimised” that now includes 3 newly “Optimised” plug-ins and a brand new bass enhancer (Mach 3 Bass) within the bundle.

From today through-out July 31, the new BBE Sonic Sweet “Optimised” will be sold at the incredible price of ONLY $69 (MSRP $149). Those of you who own the previous version from now on labeled “Legacy” can upgrade for the ridiculous price of ONLY $29 !!!

Please  DOWNLOAD and try the new BBE Sonic Sweet “Optimised”.

This new version makes the legendary BBE Sound available to broadcast, producers and musicians for all their recordings. Sonic Sweet “Optimised” has been completely re-worked from the ground up to be compatible with AAX and Pro Tools 11 as well as the Audio Units, RTAS and VST formats. The bundle has also been fully tested for the latest operating systems, both for Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) and Windows 8.

The BBE Sonic Sweet “Optimised” is a complete rewrite of the plug-ins included in the original “Sonic Sweet” plug-ins bundle. Designed to make your mixes clearer and louder like its forerunner, it adds a new fourth plug-in to the collection, the Mach 3 Bass. At the heart of the bundle there is still the software version of BBE’s famous Sonic Maximiser hardware range, which is an emulation of their exclusive processing technologies that has set the benchmark for sound enhancement. World-renowned musicians have insisted upon using BBE Sound professional audio processors since they were first introduced in the ’80s.

BBE’s Sonic Sweet “Optimised” will add clarity to the top end and fatness to the bottom, just like their famous hardware processors do without the “fizz” or digital “sizzle” common to most other sonic enhancers. The refinements brought by this new “Optimised” version extends to a new optimised GUI and AAX Native support for ProTools as well as improved controls for fine-tuning your sound.

*Because Sonic Sweet “Optimised” was completely rebuilt, it is NOT compatible with previous versions of BBE Sonic Sweet Plug-ins. Any sessions with a previous version of Sonic Sweet loaded into it must continue to use the old versions of the plug-ins.

The older version of Sonic Sweet (Legacy) is still available at a new lower price and will become a “legacy” product that will not be developed further. Those people who upgrade to the new “Optimised” 3.0 version will keep their older version to maintain compatibility with their previous sessions.

Sonic Sweet “Optimized” includes :

- Sonic Maximizer : The best way to get that professional sound and extra sparkle that is so difficult to capture,

- Harmonic Maximizer : Increases Presence and Clarity, restoring Natural Brightness and adding Deeper and Extended Low Frequencies,

- Loudness Maximizer : A mixing and mastering multi-band limiter plug-in. Its ultimate transparency allows the Loudness Maximizer to ‘dramatically’ increase the overall level of your mix without audible pumping effects

- Mach 3 Bass : Take your low end to new sonic depths…

Product Requirements :

- Windows 7 & 8
- Mac OS 10.6 and above (including 10.10 Yosemite)
- 32 & 64 bit Support
- Up to 5 computers authorisation

To celebrate this new version, BBE Sound has exclusively partnered with us at DontCrack in order to offer a special “Sexy” introductory price of ONLY $69 instead of the regular $149. Previous Sonic Sweet owners can upgrade to the NEW Sonic Sweet v3.0 with the new “Mach 3 Bass” for ONLY $29 !!! The promo is available from today through-out July, 2014.

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XILS-lab has announced the release of XILS DeeS

XILS-lab has announced the release of XILS DeeS, a new transparent de-esser plug-in for 32- and 64-bit Mac OS X and Windows in VST, Audio Unit, RTAS and AAX plug-in formats.

With the help of XILS DeeS you can get rid of all voice recordings faults and problems in a flash, while preserving their unique, precious character.

XILS DeeS in short:

Easy to use : Find the sweet spot in a flash and remove all unwanted signals. Just move the Frequency Knob and apply Reduction. No more sibilance.

Easy to understand : Clear Dual Signal path. Solo buttons for each channel ( Voice, Sibilants )

Visualize what you do : Instant Correlation between ears, eye and brain in a glance with the fast, precise 4 signals real time Frequency Graph ( Bottom of unit )

Easy to tweak : Go further and adapt the character of a voice to your project. Or make special effects and creative use of the DeeS

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Updates Available for UNVEIL, UNFILTER and PITCHMAP

Zynaptiq plug-ins UNVEIL 1.7.6, UNFILTER 1.2.1 and PITCHMAP 1.6.1 updates are now available. These free updates contain numerous enhancements and fixes, and are recommended for all users.

Users that have opted-in to receive email from Zynaptiq have been emailed download instructions. Also, for UNFILTER and PITCHMAP, the latest version can be downloaded from within the plug-in’s “About” screen.

What’s new in UNVEIL 1.7.6:

(Full and Trial) Added “Check for update” and “Check for update weekly” functionality as found in UNFILTER and PITCHMAP; access this by clicking on the Zynaptiq Logo in the plug-in UI to open the “About” screen.

New in PITCHMAP 1.6.1:

This free update adds support for VST, RTAS and AAX Native on both Mac and Windows platforms, as well as many enhancements and fixes. (Full and Trial) Extended detection upper frequency limit to better capture high harmonics. This translates into slightly increased CPU load with high values of PURIFY

New for all three plug-ins:

(Full and Trial) Enhanced compatibility with FCPX 10.1.x on OS X Mavericks
(Full and Trial) Improved handling of erroneous audio buffers or denormals passed to the plug-in by some hosts when scrubbing or jumping in the time-line
(Full and Trial) Fixed rare issue with CPU load not being freed when the plug-in was bypassed
(Trial only) Fixed rare “un-clickable demo notification window” issue in Pro Tools

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Audiffex updates AmpLion, new features, 64 bits and AAX

Audiffex has released version 1.1.1 of AmpLion.

AmpLion is an ultra-precise simulation of 9 guitar preamps, 7 power amps, 12 speakers, 8 microphones and 30 effects deliver extra wide variety of unique guitar sounds. It turns your computer into an ultimate guitar stack. You can use it in standalone mode for playing live, learning and rehearsing or as a plug-in module to enhance your guitar tracks.

This update adds several new features to the standalone version:

  • Advanced audio player with speed and tempo adjustments, loop, iTunes playlist import etc.
  • Recorder, allowing to record dry or effected sound, with or without the audio player output.
  • Metronome.
  • The plug-in is now available in 64 bit versions and also in the AAX format.

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    NUGEN Audio Announces SEQ-S Spline and Match Equalizer!

    NUGEN Audio, creator of intuitive tools for audio professionals, is proud to announce the launch of SEQ-S, a high-fidelity, linear-phase equalizer (EQ) ideal for music production and mastering as well as film and post-production applications.

    With support for mono, stereo, 5.1, and 7.1 surround, SEQ-S provides sonic sculpting and precision EQ matching including stereo mid-side operation, automated spectrum analysis, curve smoothing, and a direct-draw spline interface for corrective applications.

    “With SEQ-S, Nugen Audio is providing the industry’s most advanced linear-phase spline-match Equalization enabling sound professionals to massage and correct any audio with incredible resolution and precision that is far beyond what’s possible with a traditional parametric interface,” said Jon Schorah, creative director, NUGEN Audio. “Unlike many digital EQs, SEQ-S features a phase profile that is linear across the frequency spectrum, which results in natural-sounding EQ changes and produces minimal phase artifacts.

    SEQ-S also includes a unique resolution setting that can be used with high precision in the low frequencies, allowing for highly transparent adjustments without muddying the mix.”

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    Voxengo has updated CurveEQ to version 3.3!

    Voxengo has announced the 3.3 version of their Linear-phase spline equalizer.

    CurveEQ is a spline equalizer for professional music and audio production applications. CurveEQ shows you the actual filter response you are designing by means of a spline (a smooth curvy line), so you can actually see what the EQ is doing with the sound. This, in turn, allows you to get the best from your mix and your tracks. CurveEQ perfectly suits the needs of mastering.

    Changes included in the new 3.3 version are:

    CPU load decreased by 20%.
    Implemented a fast Shift+Click insertion of control points.
    Implemented a more flexible way to copy envelopes.
    Fixed the “Underlay” selection issues.
    Added VST3 support.

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    Free Eventide UltraChannel until the 8th of July!

    Eventide has announced the immediate availability of its new channel strip plug-in which delivers flexibility and sonic control. The UltraChannel 64-bit native plug-in for AU, VST, and AAX64 for Mac OS X and Windows features micro pitch functionality from Eventide’s flagship H8000, stereo delays with variable feedback paths, plus two stages of compression, gating, and five bands of parametric EQ.

    UltraChannel is available as a free download, use coupon code 0F736710 here through midnight July 8, 2014. After this promo ends, UltraChannel native will cost $249.



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    P&M Version 3.1.0 is available and includes 5 new Plug-ins !

    Dear friends,

    We at P&M have closely monitored our users suggestions and feedback and we are happy to announce the availability of version 3.1.0 of our P&M V.I.P. Bundle that includes 5 cool new plug-ins :

    • Lo-Fi : This plug-in takes Lo-Fi to the next level by combining Bit Depth, Decimator and Noise to produce hardcore redux distortion tones.

    • Moogy Filter : This great sounding filter can be driven with it’s built in saturation for crunchy tones and it also has an envelope follower to give that extra bite.

    • Multi-Tap Delay : Set your general rate with the big speed knob and then prepare yourself for Multi-tap madness as you can adjust the precise position and pan of all 5 delay taps.

    • Tone Stack : Tone-Stack delivers the guitar amp tone you’ve been yearning for ever since you sold your amp on craigslist.

    • Vowel Comb : This unconventional effect allows you to add vowel overtones to any source material causing your rhythms to come alive, your guitars to speak and your bass to growl like a beast.

    What else is new in version 3.1.0 ?

    - VU display mode to Gain Reduction for RetroCompressor, RetroLimiter, ElectroOptical & UltraMaxIt.
    - Central VU meter now shows accurate values.
    - General bug fixes.

    Download the P&M V3.1.0

    There are now 45 creative audio tools in the new 3.1.0 version where you can get superb results without having to adjust a multitude of parameters.

    As we promised at the start, this is a FREE upgrade for all those who have purchased the V.I.P. Bundle. A pretty good deal for those who got the very first version with only 20 plug-ins, isn’t it ?

    More plug-ins are on the way so please post your comments and suggestions in our dedicated P&M forum board.

    To celebrate the event, we decided to cut the VIP Bundle price through-out June to ONLY $199 instead of the regular $299. That is less than $4.50 per plug-in ;-)


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    Modartt releases Pianoteq 5!

    Modartt has devoted two years of research in developing and refining the award-winning Pianoteq physical model. Pianoteq 5 brings more body and soul to the instruments, refining the attack and soundboard model, adding more clarity and authenticity. The refined piano sound is applied to the current grand pianos D4, Blüthner Model 1, YC5 Rock Piano, and the upright piano U4.

    Ever since Pianoteq’s initial release in 2006, its physical model has been continuously developed for each major version. Pianoteq 5 refines the attack and soundboard model. The result is a new clarity and authenticity in the Grand Piano models D4, Blüthner Model 1, YC5 Rock Piano and the U4 Upright. A new Grand Piano K2, created for Pianoteq 5, has evolved by combining the best elements of several source pianos. Its 211 cm (6′ 11″) cabinet offers the “magnificent” sound that comes from a perfect balance between warmth and brilliance.

      Prestigious Kremsegg collection

    In collaboration with Kremsegg Schloss Museum (Austria), a collection of beautiful historical pianos has been created, ranging from 18th Century to late 19th Century instruments. The collection includes virtual copies of pianofortes, such as a J. Dohnal (1795), a J. Broadwood (1796), and grand pianos, such as an I. Besendorfer (1829), an I. Pleyel (1835), a J. Frenzel (1841), an S. Erard (1849), a J.B. Streicher (1852) and a C. Bechstein (1899). Incomparable for rendering the music of the Classical period, these instruments can also be used for more recent compositions. The late-19th Century pianos, particularly, with a design approaching that of a modern piano, illuminate jazz and other modern music.

      New microphones bring a higher level of control to the recording project

    The improved physical model makes it possible to work with directional microphones such as cardioid and figure 8. Fifteen microphones of well-known brands are modelled, increasing the palette of available sound colours. New features have been added: the microphones can be rotated in all three dimensions and attached together for their positioning, and they also offer control over polarity and the proximity effect.

      New product content: to piano or not to piano

    Pianoteq 5 comes with three possible “flavours”:
    Acoustic pianos (D4 and K2).
    Electric pianos (Vintages Tines R2, Vintage Reeds W1 and Clavinet).
    Chromatic percussions (Vibraphones, Xylophone and Marimba).

    We still have an excellent promo going on the Pianoteq Stage where you can get the product at $99 instead of the usual $159 while quantities last.

    Customers who bought and registered the licence after March 1, 2013, get the upgrade for free (log in to the Modartt user area to download). For other customers who bought before the first of March 2014, there is a small upgrade fee.

      New in version 5

    - All instruments up-to-date with latest model improvements, D4 and YC5 re-built from scratch.
    - Nine new instruments: Grand K2 and the Kremsegg Collection.
    - Directional microphones support, which can be rotated in all directions.
    - Many microphone models, with various directivity patterns, are available.
    - Microphones can be linked together, and then moved or rotated together.
    - The polarity of a microphone can be reversed (for M/S recording situations, typically).
    - The four pedals have new parameters: Rattle, Lute Stop, Celeste, Super Sostenuto.
    - Improved key noises, with an optional humanization of the parameters.
    - Pianoteq presets (FXP files) can now embed a short MIDI excerpt.
    - Dithering added to the audio export in Pianoteq Standalone.
    - Metronome improvements.

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    Sonnox 40% off Oxford Limiter Promo May 22nd to 28th!

    Sonnox is continuing its “spring deal” where the Oxford Limiter native and Oxford Limiter AAX/DSP are on sale for 40% off retail price from the 22nd of May until the 28th of May.

    The Oxford Limiter has been developed from decades of professional audio experience to provide a very high degree of quality and facility in programme loudness control and limiting functions.

    By employing highly accurate logarithmic side chain processing, along with innovative adaptive timing functionality using look ahead signal acquisition, the limiter provides exemplary performance, whether one is seeking general transparent level control, programme loudness maximisation or heavily applied artistic sound effects.

    Unique processing in the form of the Enhance function provides the sample value limiting needed to reliably avoid overloads in digital workstation environments and allows unprecedented volume and punch to be applied to programme beyond that available from conventional limiting functions.

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