PSP Audioware announce E27 September Promo

PSP Audioware have announced a $80 saving on their E27 multistage EQ, through Sept. 24, 2017.

PSP E27 is a multistage equalizer plug-in (VST3, VST, AAX and RTAS for Windows; AudioUnit, VST3, VST, AAX and RTAS for Mac OSX) modeled after the analog equalizer E27 produced by Avedis Audio Electronics. The E27 boasts three-band equalization with nine selectable frequencies in a standard 500x package.

Features include +/-16dB of boost/cut at musically selected frequency ranges and gentle saturation. Low and high filters can work in bell or shelf mode with a single click.

E27 is suitable for both mixing and mastering, offers additional preamp stage for global level control, and catches nonlinear behavior of analog devices.


PSP Audioware E27, availble for $69 (MSRP $149) at the DontCrack Store.

PSP Audioware E27

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Audified MixChecker 50% Off Promo

Audified announce a 50% off promo on MixiChecker until Sept. 24 2017, the ultimate mixing assistant will help you to get better mixes instantly.

MixChecker (VST/AAX/AU plug-in) saves your precious time. Plug it in the master track of your project as the last segment of your listening chain and quickly turn your studio monitors into classic reference monitors or several consumer devices.


Audified MixChecker ia available at only $75 until Sept. 24th, 2017, at the DontCrack Store.

Audified MixChecker

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Toontrack Announce Superior Drummer 3

Toontrack has released Superior Drummer 3 for Mac and Windows, including updgrade and crossgrade paths from EzDrummer2 and SD2.

Building on the legacy of its predecessor, Superior Drummer 3 was redesigned from the ground up to introduce a completely new and improved workflow, integrated drum audio to MIDI conversion, 35 mixer effects, scalable interface, detachable windows, a comprehensive MIDI library and much, much more.

“Both in terms of design and functionality, this is by far the most advanced and profound product in the history of the company. Our team has gone above and beyond to make something very complex an ease for the end user to work with, ” said Erik Phersson, Toontrack’s Head of Development.

The core sound library, boasting in excess of 230 GB of raw sound material, was recorded by award-winning engineer George Massenburg at Galaxy Studios in Belgium. In addition to close microphones and several ambience positions, the Superior Drummer 3 setup also includes an additional eleven room microphones set up in a surround configuration, for use in anything from stereo all the way up to 11.1 systems. In combination with the large selection of extra instruments as well as the included pool of electronic drum machine sounds added for stacking and sound design purposes, Superior Drummer 3 gives you a palette of options to craft drum tones beyond your wildest imagination.

“Superior Drummer 3 takes music creation to a level of quality, flexibility and authenticity beyond the imagination, ” commented engineer George Massenburg.

Watch the Superior Drummer 3 Introduction :

The idea with Superior Drummer 3 is to let you step into a virtual studio with the best possible raw material and mix options at your disposal to create your drum sounds. With Superior Drummer 3, you are in control. Take a seat at the console to hone, mold, shape, mix, match, blend, saturate and create – on your terms.

“Combining the creative power of the sounds, the ambiences and the extensive set of features, Superior Drummer 3 is more than just a drum sampler – it’s a bottomless well of creativity. It bridges the gap between acoustic and electronic and lets you venture off into completely new sonic landscapes. To me, this is the definitive tool for percussive sound design,” said Mattias Eklund, Toontrack’s Head of Sound Design.

“When Superior Drummer 2 was released close to ten years ago, it revolutionized the market and quickly became the industry standard. We are beyond excited to yet again introduce something that sets a new benchmark, ” said Toontrack’s CEO Peter Knutsson.

Feature Spotlight :

  • In excess of 230 GB of raw, unprocessed sounds in 44.1 kHz/24-bit.
  • Recorded with an additional eleven separate room microphones set up in a surround configuration for a complete immersive experience.
  • Playback in stereo or up to 11 channel surround systems.
  • Engineered by George Massenburg.
  • Integrated offline audio to MIDI conversion.
  • Approx. 350 vintage and classic drum machine sounds.
  • 35 mixer effects.
  • New and improved scalable interface with detachable windows.
  • Edit Play Style, Tap2Find, Song Creator and Song Track features as well as improved workflow and search functionality.
  • Built-in MIDI grid editor.
  • DAW automation for built-in macro controls.
  • Drag & drop and import for individual and third party samples.
  • Support for keyboard shortcuts.

Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 and upgrade/crossgrades are now available at the DontCrack Store.

Toontrack Superior Drummer 3

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SPAT Revolution – The Ultimate Immersive 3D Audio Software Tool

Flux:: Sound & Picture Development, creating intuitive and technically innovative audio software tools in partnership with IRCAM, one of the world’s leading public research institutes within the fields of musical expression, sound, and acoustics, are today pleased to announce the release of SPAT Revolution.

The Audio industry is undergoing a profound evolution and Flux:: Spat Revolution is here to tackle it. Total immersion is the future of the gaming and entertainment industries. Augmented reality is no longer an abstract notion, it is now dramatically affecting how we work, play, educate, and communicate, as data is being converted to construct a totally 3D immersive environment.

SPAT Revolution is the long awaited answer for sound-designers and sound-engineers that need a solid real-time 3D-audio mixing engine that offers the possibility to control the position of any audio-sources in a three-dimensional environment.

SPAT Revolution mixes, reverberates and spatializes audio from any types of microphones, arrays, high order Ambisonic captures, and from any type of pre-produced stems. The Spat Revolution can handle any number of channels from Stereo, QUAD, 5.1, 7.1, Atmos, Auro 3D, etc. Multiple 3D-spatialisation technologies (VBAP, DBAP, HOA, Binaural, etc.) can be combined, mixed and rendered in different formats simultaneously. It can even export the result as “audio stems” to be used in any other 3rd party audio engine.

Spat Revolution’s intuitive modular object based concept offers the ability to specify and automate the spatialization parameters independently from the output format. “Open Sound Control” supports different types of hardware and software inputs/outputs with full network support for audio and automation. The Innovative 3D-audio signal visualisation modes and precise signal level controls provide a simple, ergonomic and inspiring working environment.

Created for audio professionals, working in the fields of audio mixing, post-production, sound design, VR-engine audio, computer game audio, live and installation sound, SPAT Revolution is designed to easily integrate with various different workflows using standard hardware audio interfaces, networked audio, and a software audio gateway plug-in to communicate with all major DAWs with full AAX, AU and VST audio plug-ins support.

SPAT Revolution is a ground-breaking software that has been designed to deliver the highest 3D audio mixing quality and satisfy the growing industry’s “immersive audio” sonic demands.

Main Features

  • Unlimited number of audio inputs/outputs (Only limited by Computer & Audio HW specifications)
  • DAW input/output integration using AAX, AU and VST audio plug-ins
  • Control and Automation of any Sources, Rooms and Masters using AAX, AU or VST plug-ins and/or local path over an OSC network.
  • Unlimited number of sources (Mono, Multichannel, Ambisonic etc.)
  • Sample rates up to 384 KHz supported
  • Multiple stream formats supported; Channel-Based (C.B), Higher-Order Ambisonic (HOA), A-Format, B-Format, UHJ, Mid-Side (MS), Binaural, Transaural.
  • Unlimited number of spatialisation buses supported
    • Stereo (AB, XY, MS)
    • Binaural rendering for headphones (with compensation for near-field effects)
    • Transaural rendering for loudspeakers
    • Vector-based amplitude panning (VBAP 2D & 3D)
    • Distance-based amplitude panning (DBAP 2D & 3D)
    • Vector-based intensity panning (VBIP 2D & 3D)
    • Nearest-neighbour amplitude panning
    • Speaker-placement correction amplitude panning (SPCAP)
    • Ambisonic equivalent panning (AEP)
    • B-format and Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA), Encoding/Decoding up to 7th order, supporting different decoding methods (Projection, Pseudo-Inverse, Energy-Preserving, AllRAD)
  • Input/Output Transcoders; C.B to C.B ; Channel splitter aggregator, HOA to HOA for conversion of normalisation and channel-arrangement, HOA to C.B, A-Format to C.B, MS to C.B, etc.
  • Loudspeaker configuration editor with presets for current essential formats: Stereo, QUAD, 5.1, 7.1, CUBE, Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D, Mpeg H, Demi Shpere, NHK 22.2, and various other formats.
  • Time alignment and gain compensation function for loudspeakers
  • Binaural Monitoring
  • Artificial reverberation utilising IRCAM’s spatialization engine
  • Perceptual control of the acoustic quality of the room effect; Warmth & Brilliance, Presence & Proximity of the source, Room Presence, Early & Late Reverberation, Intimacy, Vivacity
  • Simplified control of the source radiation (opening and orientation)
  • Low level signal processing, Equalisation, Doppler Effect, Air Absorption
  • Precise signal level control
  • 3D Scene view
  • Unique visualisation of the signal distribution in the 3D space
  • Fast, fluid and customisable graphical interface
  • Highly optimised rendering (low CPU consumption)
  • External Control using OSC
  • Supports HRTF files in AES-69 SOFA, with Manager and connection to the IRCAM server

Compatibility

SPAT Revolution is available for Mac OS X and Windows with Hardware I/O support for ASIO (Windows) and Core Audio (Mac OS X). DAW Audio input/output using plug-ins (AAX, AU, VST)


SPAT Revolution is available at $1790, at the DontCrack Store.

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Krotos Sale Begins

Monsters and Robots seem to be everywhere in the latest films and television series we are all watching. And when they yell or scream it needs to be very effective and very frightening. Krotos has the tools that will get those vocal effects for you in no time.

With 10 essential modules, and over 100 impactful presets, renowned sound designers have used Krotos products like Dehumaniser to bring other-worldly characters to life in blockbusters like Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Jungle Book, Far Cry 4, and Doom. This versatile tool eliminates the difficulty of setting up complex processing chains, and allows designers to jump right into the creative work. Dehumaniser is an all-in-one solution that puts vital vocal design features at your fingertips, making it the ideal plugin for use in film, TV, video games, live performance, and more.

From today until September 30th, 2017, you will be able to get Dehumaniser 2 for $349 (MSRP $589) and Dehumaniser Simple Monsters, the simpler version of Dehumaniser for $99 (MSRP $199).

Krotos products are on promo here at the DontCrack Store.

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BBE Sonic Sweet v4 Public Beta

After months of hard work, we are proud to announce that we have a Public Beta ready for BBE Sonic Sweet; updated to V4.

So, please feel free to download it and give it a ‘test-drive’ on your set-ups. We would sincerely appreciate your feedback and reports of any bugs you might encounter. We have put the software through lots of testing ourselves but some of you might have configurations that we haven’t got, so it is always good to have your reports.

DOWNLOAD SONIC SWEET V4 HERE

Changes : 12 Sept. 2017

  • Fixed correct v3 activation codes being rejected by the plug-in
  • Fixed Mac installer not removing previous RTAS & AAX plug-ins

Notes :

Installation will remove previous installs of version 3.x on your systems (inc. your license file). Your “User Presets” are saved for each plug-in and are converted upon instantiation of the plug-in in your DAW and load in the preset manager. v4 saved presets are not backwards compatible.

Please note, if you are upgrading from version 3 and have multiple system/user accounts, please run the v4 installer on each account to ensure your user presets are ported.

After install you will be requested to re-authorize the plug-in with your activation code supplied in order confirmation receipt. If you do not have that available to hand, please note, you may view your licenses at any time by visiting the following sites and logging in with your purchase email address and selecting the “Licenses” tab…

The final BBE Sonic Sweet V4 version will be available at the end of the month, once we have received feedback from users that fully tested the Beta Version. Our extensive tests on systems and DAWs have proven the plug-ins to be very solid.

Please send any bug reports to help.plugivery.com/contact/. Be sure to select “Technical Support” so your messages are delivered to our support team for any assistance.

This is a FREE update for all previous v3 owners and adds the following enhancements :

  • VST3 support
  • A/B switch
  • Fully rewritten with our brand new framework
  • Major interface redesign with Retina/HiDPI support
  • Up to 50% less CPU usage
  • Redesigned preset manager with unlimited sub-folders

BBE

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BeatSkillz update Bollywood Maharaja to version 1.2

Our good friends at BeatSkillz have announced a FREE UPDATE to their Bollywood Maharaja plug-in, “version 1.2″.

To promote the new release, Bollywood Maharaja from Sept. 11th to 30th 2017 will be available for 50% off! Only $49.50 (MSRP $99).

NOTE : If you have purchased from ourselves, please contact BeatSkillz here for an updated download link. Be sure to supply your order receipt as an attachment for confirmation of purchase. New purchasee’s will receive the updated link in their receipt.

This update includes the following features:

  • Logic ProX Pitch knob is now working! (finally we traced and fixed this issue).
  • New Multi-Output versions of the plugin included (Now you can send each pad to its own channel and apply your favorite plugins for processing).
  • Faster Loading of the plugin and better compatibility with most DAWs.
  • A New Bollywood Maharaja Wav folder with new naming scheme so each sound has its own unique name and won’t clash with other sound banks.
  • Bigger Pan knobs on the UI for improved control.

BeatSkillz Bollywood Maharaja is available here, at the DontCrack Store.

BeatSkillz Bollywood Maharaja

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NUGEN Audio announce version 1.4 of MasterCheck Pro

Innovative, intuitive professional audio tools creator for high-end music producers, post-production engineers, and broadcasters NUGEN Audio have announced the availability of v1.4 of MasterCheck Pro — placing FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) and Opus encoding flavours in its indispensable, award-winning loudness, dynamics, and codec toolset to enable mix-optimising music professionals to hear and visualise yet more popular playout encoding and loudness matching techniques increasingly in use by music streaming services such as Apple Music® and Spotify.

The term codec is an acronym for coder/decoder. Music streaming services such as Apple Music® and Spotify use codecs to reduce the data bandwidth required to stream audio to the consumer. Codecs affect audio quality, sadly, so it is important to be able to audition them in realtime in a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) in order to mitigate side effects caused by intersample clipping and bit depth reduction. Which is exactly where NUGEN Audio are able to offer assistance.

As implied by name, that all-important auditioning is all accomplished within the company’s award-winning MasterCheck Pro loudness, dynamics, and codec toolset. Today, the latest update brings two new encoding flavours, FLAC and Opus, to the music production table. Opus is one of the YouTube formats; FLAC is often used for downloads as it is a high-quality (lossless) format — for example, exploited by self- styled High Fidelity Music Streaming service TIDAL.

That said, all is not necessarily as it might first appear. As another acronym, FLAC, for instance, is literally lossless. Like other lossless formats, it uses compression algorithms that preserve audio data so the audio is exactly the same as the original source (input=output). On the face of it, this is true… when encoding within the same bit depth, like for like. This is not what happens, however, when audio exits a DAW destined for FLAC; for FLAC is usually used to encode at 16 bit, but this conversion from 32 to 16 bit is not guaranteed lossless. Looking into it further, FLAC also uses integers while DAWs deploy floating-point representations, so there is an additional complication even when producing a 32-bit FLAC stream. So MasterCheck Pro can be used to audition those conversions while an upcoming update to ISL — NUGEN Audio’s transparent look- ahead limiter for true-peak compliance — can soon be used to add suitable dither to mitigate the effect of quantisation errors if necessary.

NUGEN Audio are clearly continuing to support MasterCheck Pro as a complete solution for optimising mixes for today’s music delivery services. Streaming apps, download stores, websites, and podcasts all use data compression, loudness matching, or both. These processes can affect mixes in various undesirable ways with what once sounded loud and punchy possibly ending up quiet and flat, or suffering from clipping or distortion. Don’t just mix for CD and hope for the best. By using the updated MasterCheck Pro problems are revealed ahead of time, enabling engineers like the GRAMMY® Award-winning Mandy Parnell to deliver masters perfectly tuned for online playout systems — including TIDAL and YouTube. Added appeal abounds, then, thanks to those two new encoding (Opus and FLAC) flavours.

Hearing how tracks are affected by loudness matching algorithms on different devices and services so knowing how masters respond to different codecs and bandwidths just became better with MasterCheck Pro v1.4… just ask Mandy Parnell.

MasterCheck Pro is available to purchase as a 32- and 64-bit-supporting AAX-, AU-, VST-, and VST3-compatible plug-in for Mac (OS X 10.7 and above) and Windows (Vista and above).


Video Demo

Watch GRAMMY® Award-winning mastering engineer Howie Weinberg wax lyrical about mastering for the internet age with MasterCheck Pro here:


MasterCheck Pro, available at the DontCrack Store.
NUGEN Audio MasterCheck Pro

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PSP updates VintageWarmer2 to version 2.7.2

PSP has today announced an update for PSP VintageWarmer2 is available, to version 2.7.2.

PSP VintageWarmer2 is a high-quality digital simulation of an analog-style, a single- or multi-band compressor/limiter. It combines rich, warm analog processing with a straightforward user interface, and comes with a comprehensive library of presets.

Changes :

  • Added VST3 bypass support.

Bugfixes :

  • PSP MicroWarmer, PSP VintageWarmer and PSP VintageWarmer2 were causing crashes in Cubase 8, Cubase 9 and StudioOne 3 while processing Mono tracks.
  • Sessions were not recalled properly in StudioOne 3 (only VST3 format issue) – fixed.
  • Offline rendering was not processed properly in Wavelab 7, 8 and 9 – fixed.
  • Parameter Display control didn’t have proper focus on Windows PC – users had to click the Edit Box with a mouse after it appeared – fixed.
  • Various minor bug fixes.


PSP Audioware’s Vintage Warmer 2, available for purchase at the DontCrack Store.

PSP Audioware Vintage Warmer 2

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inMusic Brands Hot ‘End of Summer’ Promos !

inMusic Brands have today announced hot ‘end of summer’ promos on their AIR Music Technology, SONiVOX and AKAI Professional products; running from September 7th through October 10th!

Not only are there general great deals to be had on selective products, but, some even incldue one or more Expansion Packs absolutely FREE!!!

Here are all the special offers from inMusic Brands you can pick up this month:

AIR Music Technology

  • Loom and FREE Special Expansion (“Tapestry”) only $39.99 (MSRP $129.99)
  • The Riser And a Free Copy of Flux Transitions Vol 1 for theRiser $49.99 (MSRP $79.99)
  • Strike $49.99 (MSRP $129.99)
  • Structure $49.99 (MSRP $129.99)
  • Hybrid 3 + 3 Special Expansions $49.99 (MSRP $129.99)
  • The Vault Hybrid 3 Pack – $4.99 (MSRP $14.99)
  • AIEP 3 Complete Upgrade 50% off $74.99 (MSRP $149.99)

SONiVOX

  • Vocalizer Pro $29.99 (MSRP $49.99)
  • Twist $29.99 (MSRP $49.99)
  • Wobble $29.99 (MSRP $49.99)
  • Sonivox Singles $4.99 each (MSRP $19.99)

AKAI Professional

  • The Vault Expansion Pack 50% off $39.99 (MSRP $79.99)


AIR Technology products are available here at the DontCrack Store.

SONiVOX products are available here at the DontCrack Store.

AKAI Professional products are available here at the DontCrack Store.

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