New Sonnox LIVE bundle!

Sonnox has just the release of a new bundle of high quality plug-ins, Sonnox LIVE, specifically for use with Avid VENUE and S3L consoles. It includes the legendary Oxford EQ and Dynamics plug-ins, the smooth and versatile Oxford Reverb, TransMod for altering attacks, Inflator for adding presence, and the brand new SuprEsser DS – possibly the most natural sounding de-esser on the market!

Sonnox plug-ins have been road-tested on the most demanding of world tours, for the likes of J-Lo, Peter Gabriel and Massive Attack, and deliver a pristine and polished performance at every show!

Sonnox LIVE contains 5 plug-ins that support both TDM and AAX DSP formats: EQ, Dynamics, Inflator, TransMod, Reverb

A 6th bonus plug-in is available for S3L users which is the AAX DSP only: SuprEsser DS

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Lindell Plugins updates ChannelX to version 1.0.5.

Lindell Plugins updated their channel strip plugin ChannelX to version 1.0.5.

The Channel X bundle contains the following 3 plugins, 6X-500 preamp / filters plugin, 7X-500 FET compressor plugin and PEX-500 passive EQ plugin.

In the new 1.0.5. version the order of the three modules can now be changed freely.

This opens up all kinds of new possibilities for the sonic sculpting of your tracks.

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Applied Acoustics Systems announces Abstractions!

Applied Acoustics Systems has just released Abstractions a collection of 127 signature sounds covering standard analog categories but revisited with Richard Devine’s unique style and aesthetics.

These finely crafted sounds include super precise percussion hits, unusual basses, thick pads, deep and animated arpeggiator loops, rich intricate ambient textures, and more…

This new Soundbank is included in the special Christmas sale at only $19.50 instead of the regular $39.

Find out more about this great new Library of sounds constructed by Richard Devine here.

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XILS releases Vocoder 5000!

XILS-labs’ software-based Vocoder 5000 virtually emulates the fanciful filtering techniques and incredibly complex circuitry of its analogue predecessor to achieve the same organic sound, precision, and clarity. Just like the EMS Vocoder 5000 before it, XILS Vocoder 5000 can be made to ‘speak’ clearly in English and German — just like Kraftwerk… or in any other language for that matter!

Respectively resurrecting the still-sought-after sounds of the EMS VCS3 synthesiser and Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus keyboard in popular plug-in form as XILS 3 and XILS V+ certainly stood XILS-lab in good stead when it came to meaningfully modelling the EMS Vocoder 5000’s impressive feature set of no fewer than 22 bandpass filters and envelope followers; oscillators (modelled from the EMS VCS3); noise generator; frequency shifter; and spectrum analyser — including its distinctive 22×22 pin matrix patchboard, allowing any band of the modulator signal to be connected to any band of the carrier signal.

So while analogue vocoders like the esteemed EMS Vocoder 5000 typically analyse an incoming signal by splitting it into a number of tuned frequency bands with modulator and carrier signals being sent through a series of tuned bandpass filters — in the case of Kraftwerk’s beloved robotic voices, for example, the modulator is a microphone and the carrier is a noise or sawtooth waveform — with XILS Vocoder 5000 it’s just the same.

For more information on the Vocoder 5000, here is the product page.

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ToonTrack releases 2 New Products!

Toontrack has just released two new products, Songwriting EZkeys MIDI 6 Pack and EZkeys Vintage Upright.

The Songwriting EZkeys MIDI Bundle provides you with professionally played piano parts, all performed in full song structure blocks and in a variety of intensities.

It covers anything from traditional country to the dwindling harmonic landscapes of jazz ballads, the distinctive tonalities of R&B and the everyday pop and rock.

The Vintage Upright sound library features a carefully sampled Ostlind & Almquist piano, a classic Swedish brand dating back to the late 1800s and widely known for its quality, craftsmanship and heritage.

This instrument was built in the 1930s and captures the essence of the timbre in a well-built upright piano. The frail, silvery treble, the bright, distinct mid range and the focused, round bass, all painstakingly captured in a world-class studio facility.

This coupled with the powerful framework of EZkeys gives you not only instant song ideas, it lends you a creative canvas, ready for you add your own expression to.

Both of these products are on promo and available immediately here on the ToonTrack product page.

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AAS 50% off Synths and Soundbanks

Applied Acoustic Systems has a special December promo going on where all the Synths and their great Soundbanks are now offered at 50% off.

If you have been thinking of picking a new powerhouse synth and soundbanks to add some spice to your compositions, here is the opportunity to add some AAS products to your palette.

All the Applied Acoustic Systems products are listed HERE at their promo price.

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PSP “Buy one, get one free” deal

PSP has announced a special X-mas offer: Buy one plug-in, get another one free!
That’s not all: they’re also announcing re-releasing our popular freeware plug-in PSP PianoVerb!

Here are the guidelines for the PSP Buy One, Get One Free promotion:

1) Buy one of their plug-ins for the regular listed price before December 25, 2014
2) After you receive your confirmation email, you just send an email to with the following information:
* your userID
* reference # of your order
* name of a plug-in of equal or lesser value
3) We will then add that plug-in to your account in our user area.

It might take up to 24-hours for your requested plug-in to appear in your user account, but it will get there.

PSP PianoVerb is now compatible with all the newest desktop operating systems including OS X Yosemite and Windows 8. In this update we added aax 64 bit versions, fixed some annoying bugs and introduced a new, very convenient and straightforward authorization system.

To download and authorize PSP PianoVerb 1.8.0 in your DAW please:

1) Log-in to your PSP account and expand the product table details,
2) Download the installer appropriate for your operating system,
3) Download your unique license using the batch authorizer or individual ‘download license’ links, unzip the file if necessary, and double click on it to authorize the plug-in.
4) Restart your system.

The complete product listing of PSP Audioware products is HERE!

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SoundRadix announces Drum Leveler !

The new Drum Leveler from SoundRadix is a new beat detection-based downward and upward compressor/expander. By selectively applying gain to single drum beats, Drum Leveler easily achieves the desired target level for each beat, without affecting bleed noise or beats that are out of the user-defined processing range.

Unlike traditional envelope-followers that detect incoming levels and utilize VCA to apply gain changes, Drum Leveler runs an advanced new algorithm that takes full advantage of the digital domain – allowing unparalleled control over your drums’ dynamics.

Drum Leveler is powerful yet easy to use. It will help you achieve solid driving grooves, improve clarity and add punch to any percussive performance. SurferEQ tracks the pitch of the instrument or a vocal track and can change the EQ frequency accordingly in real-time, making it possible for the first time to naturally control the fundamental frequencies or harmonics of a track.

Drum Leveler brings a new, radical approach to drum’s dynamics control.


- Transparent, beat detection-based simultaneous upward & downward compressor/expander
- Applies gain to each beat individually to achieve set target level
- Gain reduction and expansion is transient-accurate to the drum beat for artifacts-free transients reproduction
- Dual threshold levels allows processing any level range to affect only specific beats within a track such as ghost notes or bleed without affecting other beats
- Mono, Stereo, Dual Mono and Mid/Side operation modes
- Easy to use and intuitive user interface

It is available for Mac & PC in AAX, RTAS, VST and AU formats, in 32 and 64 bits where applies.

Drum Leveler is $149 retail, and on sale on the DontCrack store at $139 here

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Flux “Ultimate Tools” Promo

Today we are proud to announce that we have taken over the distribution of the complete line of FLUX and IRCAM Tools professional software through our new distribution website,

We have reworked and simplified the pricing structure and all FLUX and IRCAM Tools products have now been upgraded to be compatible with the Pro Tools AAX Native (only Flux products are AAX DSP right now) as well as full 32 and 64 bit compatibility for AAX, VST and AU.

Flux plugins are used in the biggest studios in the world where they are well know for their excellence. They are great for all kinds of situations from the most subtle tweaking to adding the necessary polish to an entire mix or mastering project.

As a result we are doing a very special promo with Flux/IRCAM until the 5th of January 2015 where you can make incredible savings !

With our FLUX & IRCAM “Ultimate Tools” promotion, you now have access to these plug-ins that helped the most demanding pros stay at the top !

The entire listing of the Flux and IRCAM product range is here at the special “Ultimate tools” promo prices.

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Nomad Factory Version 5 featuring AAX Native compatibility just released!

Nomad Factory has just announced the update to version 5 of all its plug-ins!

The entire catalogue of Nomad Factory plug-ins has been rewritten to include the following enhancements:

- All Nomad Factory software AAX 32 & 64 bit compatible with Pro Tools 10.3.6 & Pro Tools 11 (Mac & PC).
- COSMOS has been added to ISP3 bundle (re-authorization required using your ISP3 serial number).
- Rock Amp Legends is not AAX compatible because of technical issues.
- VST and AU versions GUI has been optimized for Digital Performer 8 (Mac & PC).
- General bug fixes to improve performance on all platforms

The Integral Studio Pack III now includes all the original plug-ins in the AAX Native 32 and 64 bit formats plus the COSMOS ‘Harmonic Exciter and Sub Generator’, bringing you one of the most complete toolsets available for mixing and Mastering on the market today.

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