Our long-time partner Antares has announced an exciting new product line called SoundSoap dedicated to sound restoration. SoundSoap can rescue your recordings from noise problems like air conditioners, traffic, fans, hiss, hum, clicks, pops, crackles, distortion/clipping, and low volume. SoundSoap is very inexpensive and very easy to use to get professional results almost immediately.
SoundSoap is an essential tool to have for anyone doing music production. When recording live instruments and vocals, there are many common problems such as background noises, hiss, hum, and distortion that it can easily fix, keeping your production sparkling clean. SoundSoap works right inside most popular music production software, such as ProTools, Logic, Digital Performer, Nuendo, Cubase, and many others.
There are three different SoundSoap 5 products. SoundSoap 5 is affordable Audio Cleaning for everyone, SoundSoap Solo 5 is the essentials in a desktop App, and SoundSoap+ 5 is the full featured powerhouse providing several powerful additional controls for pinpoint accuracy in your audio restoration work.
SoundRadix, creators of great plug-in tools Auto-Align, SuferEQ, Pi and more have released an update to their 32 Lives application. Version 2!
The main new feature you will notice is now “32 Lives supports VST”. So, you may now utilize and resurrect all your old VST plug-ins in your 64-bit DAW. How cool is that!
32 LIVES is a transparent 32-bit to 64-bit Audio Units and VST plug-ins adapter which enables you to run your favorite 32-bit-only plug-ins, such as Vanguard, VB3 and TC PowerCore plug-ins, in your latest 64-bit DAW.
There are no additional windows to open and no redundant routings to make. Your favorite 32-bit plug-ins will appear in your 64-bit DAW as if they were native 64-bit plug-ins.
32 LIVES is compatible with virtually all 64-bit Audio Units and VST host applications, including Logic Pro X, Cubase, Ableton Live and Studio One.
Creates 64-bit adapter plug-ins for your 32-bit-only Audio Units and VST plug-ins
Transparently loads your legacy TC PowerCore, Abbey Road, URS and other plug-ins into Logic Pro X, Ableton Live and other 64-bit Audio Units/VST compatible DAWs
Fully compatible with older sessions, loading all existing presets, parameters and automation
Ultra-low latency and high CPU efficiency
GUI workflow is transparent and doesn’t require additional clicks and windows
Compatible with Cubase, Nuendo, Live 8/9, Logic Pro X, Logic 9, Mainstage 3, Final Cut Pro X, Garageband, Digital Performer 8/9, Studio One 2/3, Audition CC, Tracktion, Triumph, QLab and others
Compatible with OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan and Sierra
32 Lives is a Mac-Intel-only application, requiring Mac OS X 10.6.8 or above and an internet connection for authorization. iLok authorization is now supported!
View the release notes for “What’s New in Version 2″, HERE!
PSP Audioware, makers of great plug-ins such as the famed VintageWarmer and Xenon have announced their new plug-in, “stompFilter”.
PSP stompFilter is a creative tool designed to provide an exceptionally wide range of modulated filter and gain sounds (VST, AAX and RTAS for Windows; AudioUnit, VST, AAX and RTAS for Mac OSX). Its effects include a simple LFO-modulated low pass filter; auto-wah; low-, band-, or high-pass filter; and compressor.
Thanks to the smoothly adjustable filter type and flexible cross-modulations of the LFO by the envelope of the signal, PSP stompFilter is able to provide vivid, expressive filtering. Just a pinch of adjustable LFO randomization will provide analog-like “imperfections,” ensuring that you will never get bored of it.
Our friends at Sonnox recently announced the new V2 version of their flagship Oxford Limiter plug-in.
Here’s what they have to say…
Having crafted and refined your mix, join the growing number of professionals who’ve chosen the new Oxford Limiter v2 to deliver maximum loudness, density and presence – whilst retaining the kind of clarity and transient detail that conventional brick-wall limiting can’t.
The Plug-In is a true peak limiter that offers recently enhanced levels of processing and metering accuracy. The result is that you get to see and automatically correct otherwise invisible reconstruction overloads – and conform to the accepted industry ITU-R BS.1770-4 standard.
Whether you’re after the Oxford Limiter’s hallmark transparency or heavier creative effects, its advanced look-ahead processing and unique Enhance function provide the sample-value limiting and musical boost needed to reliably avoid clipping and confidently increase apparent loudness.
Peak limiting with attack, release & variable soft-knee
Enhance section to increase perceived loudness
Recon meter shows actual rather than sampled signal
Auto Comp fixes recon errors without losing overall loudness: conforming to the industry’s true peak measurement standard (ITU-R BS.1770-4)
Audition and apply TPDF dither for 24-bit and 16-bit output word lengths with four types of variable noise shaping
Four variable-strength noise shaping modes for use with highly dynamic program material
Full backwards compatibility with previous Plug-In versions
Great library of factory presets to get you started
The price of the v2 Limiter hasn’t changed from that of the original Plug-In and the upgrade* is free to registered users of the Native/HDX Generation 5 (G5) products. If that’s you, then download the new installer here!
*Note: All upgrades are handled by Sonnox.
Get the Oxford Limiter V2 Native plug-in or HD/HDX plug-in at the DontCrack Store
Voxengo has recently made major updates to three of their leading products, SPAN version 3.0, Drumformer 1.5 and Elephant 4.5.
Each of these updates have added major features and corrections to these plug-ins.
SPAN 3.0 provides you with a very flexible “mode” system which you can use to setup your spectrum analyzer preferences. You may specify Fourier block size in samples, FFT window overlap percentage, spectrum’s visual slope. Beside that you can choose to display secondary spectrum of a desired type (e.g. real-time maximum, all-time maximum). Spectrum can be smoothed out visually for an easier examination.
Drumformer 1.5 can operate in broadband, 2-band and 3-band modes, with each band having compressor-expander and saturation modules. The sound of the compressor can be defined as “gluey with a ping”, because it instantly creates a “tight and glued together” sound while masterfully emphasizing the transients. The saturation module offers you a choice between six saturation modes, each having a smooth sound and differing harmonic content.
The “EL-C” algorithm which is the newest addition to Elephant version 4.5, uses a novel approach to limiting, based on usual compression found in compressors, but applied in a special feed-forward & feedback manner. This mode has fixed internal timing constants making it very easy to setup and use. This mode is not meant to completely surpass and replace the “EL-4” mode, but in some music genres, the “EL-C” mode produces less coloration and less transient distortion. It also has a different release character.
These three products and all the other fine Voxengo plug-ins are available on the DontCrack Store.
Is there a plug-in manufacturer more innovative than SoundRadix?
From today Until December 2nd! Here is your chance to get up to 50% off SoundRadix’ ground-breaking products, listed below.
SurferEQ 2 is a pitch-tracking equalizer plug-in that tracks a monophonic instrument or vocal and moves the selected bands with the music. Only $149 ($199 list).
Auto-Align will listen to your multi-mic recording and automatically measure and compensate for the delay between the microphones, or between a DI box and a microphone – sample accurately, significantly reducing the comb filter effect and dramatically improving the resulting sound. Only $99 ($149 list).
Drum Leveler is a 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. Only $99 ($149 list).
Pi works to improve the summing of a DAW or a mixer. Pi dynamically minimizes frequency cancellations between instruments within the mix, improves mono compatibility and brings back the lost depth and focus lost when overlapping frequencies collide. Only $129 ($249 list).
Or get the complete collection in the Radical Bundle Version 2 that includes Pi, SurferEQ, Auto-Align and Drum Leveler for Only $299 ($599 list)..
SoundRadix products are available at special Black Friday prices on the DontCrack Store.
Starting today Audionamix will be promoting their innovative products at crazy prices Until December 1st!
Get 50% off their Trax 3, Trax Pro 3 and ADX Vocal Volume Control (VVC), and 40% off for the ADX SVC (Speech Volume Control).
TRAX 3 was the world’s first non-destructive, automated melodic audio source separation software.Recognised for its innovation, intuitive interface, straight-forward refinement tools and its ability to separate melodic content from mono or stereo audio files.
ADX TRAX Pro 3.0 is the high power version with its improved separation quality, faster processing speeds and enhanced spectral editing features, separating a melody from a mix just got eveneasier.
ADX Speech Volume Control (SVC) plug-in gives you full independent volume level control over both separated speech and separated background elements within a mono or stereo mix..
The ADX Vocal Volume Control (VVC) plug-in is a one-of-a-kind solution for controlling volume level and pan position of a lead vocal within a mono or stereo final master mix, without requiring the original multitrack stems.
Audionamix products are available at the special Black Friday prices at the DontCrack Store.
Our good friends at BeatSkillz are having great promo’s up-to 35% off through November 27th, 2016 on all products. Read a brief overview and more details on each product page, and catch these great deals whilst they last!
Retro KZ is a Virtual Instrument rompler inspired from 80′s Soundtracks for Films and TV, as well as Pop Music. It features the sounds you’ve heard countless times from that era and always wanted but couldn’t find! Well, here they are, sampled from original 80′s Synths and samplers using high-quality outboard gear for maximum fidelity.
Retro Hit is inspired from the pop/dance and rock sound of popular bands and artists from the 1980′s. The plug-in provides 50 Drum kits of Kicks, Snares, Hats, Cymbals, Claps, Toms, FX and Percussion which are available as processed versions already treated with eq, compression and reverb, and also some dry versions.
BeatSkillz have packaged together Retro Hit and their new Retro KZ virtual instruments into one awesome bundle at a fantastic price…!
Easily “HEAT” up your beats , busses, tracks or entire mixes by easily dialing in Tube Harmonics, making your sounds “FULL” & “RICH”, widen your tracks with full mono compatibility with just one dial, or dial in some “AIR” (High Frequency Clarity).
Urban Producer Bundle
When producing and delivering beats to clients, producers rarely have the time or patience to work with complex plugins with confusing parameters.
Beatskillz has come up with the Urban Producers Bundle which contains 3 of their top selling plugins, greatly speeding up the process of creation. This pack includes Drop-X, That Thing and Slam Pro.
SLAM PRO is a Mix Phattener Processor with control over the Bass Section, Presence and Air, Compression, Saturation, Stereo Width and Loudness of your track. All these sections of this amazing plug-in come with selections for different “Flavours”.
Valvesque is a Stereo Valve (Tube) Distortion EQ. The plug-in models the sound of British Valve Distortion found on major hit records of today, and also features a Varislope Equalizer for an always musically pleasing sound. It has been designed with proprietery “Reactive Transients Technology” (RTT).
DropX is a very easy to use Drag & Drop Sampler plugin with Beat Repeat. The plugin can contain upto 3 layers of samples which are auto-mapped by pitch as soon as they are dropped in the sample window per layer.
DropX comes with over 250 Presets containing : KICKS, SNARES, HATS, CYMBALS, CLAPS, BASS, SYNTH, TEXTURES, VOX & CHORDS to get you started. More Sound Banks are currently in the works.
BOUNCE is a transparent yet versatile compressor that can do subtle compression to full thrusting and punchy sounds. Featuring a Detection Section, where you can select the frequency band (range) which you can feedback into the compressor to create the desired shape of your sound.
BOUNCE works great on anything from Drums, Bass, Synths, Vocals, Percussion, Guitars and Acoustic Instruments to the entire Mix and also great for Mastering Audio.
This is a genre defining library in itself! The plugin is well designed to fit in your workflow with 100 kits of “perfectly” engineered sounds which go well together and cater to your Trap, Hiphop, OVO, EDM or your own new genre. Whether you a Beatmaker or a film composer looking for new sounds, this plugin library will amaze you!
*1200 one shot drum sounds organized in to 100 Kits (2.5 GB) in the plugin and also contain 1200 wav files for you to load in your hardware and other software samplers.
That Thing is a multi effects processor that was designed to get you “That Thing” missing from digitally perfect tracks today. It features a beautiful wide and deep chorus section great to thicken anything from synths, vocals, bass, pads drums and other sounds.
See more information and descriptions, and all these great prices at the DontCrack Store.
For a limited time you can have the electric piano featured on classics by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Queen for only $39. The Electric 200 captures all the bite, bark and punchy reed tone of the electric piano model used on the best classic recordings.
Sampled from two individual instruments, each with its own distinct tone, Electric 200 gives you the flexibility to create classic and adventurous sounds in rock, jazz, R&B and electronic music – “a quantum leap forward in feature, tone, responsiveness, realism and grit from other sampled Wurlitzers,” according to top studio musician Charlie Judge.
Mix section for adding different sampled sounds from the originals (hammer, key up, mechanics)
Compressor, limiter and amp included
Effects include tremolo, autopan, phaser, chorus, reverb
Plugin or standalone instrument
Use your Electric 88 presets in Electric 200
The Waves Electric 200 Piano is available at the special introductory price of $39! (List $69) At the DontCrack Store.