csSpectral – A Csound-Based Multi-Effects Processor For iPad

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Boulanger Labs has introduced csSpectral – a real-time, Csound-based, multi-effects processor, featuring a Streaming Phase Vocoder and six other Spectral algorithms.

Harnessing some of the most unique and powerful signal processing capabilities of Csound, csSpectral brings the vast world of time and FFT-based effects to the iPad.

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Roland Intros SH-2 Plug-Out Software Synthesizer

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Roland today announced the SH-2 Plug-Out Software Synthesizer – a recreation of the classic SH-2 synthesizer from 1979.

The Roland SH-2 is a classic 2-oscillator plus sub-oscillator monosynth. The SH-2 Plug-Out software synth is a recreation of the vintage keyboard, based on Roland’s Analog Circuit Behavior technology. Continue reading

Apogee and Avid Debut Hybrid ProTools Duet and Quartet Interfaces

Quartet-LifestyleAudio interface-maker Apogee and audio/video software maker Avid recently announced two new Avid Artist Suite products for music recording and stereo audio post production, Pro Tools Duet and Pro Tools Quartet.

As the names indicate, these solutions feature Avid-branded versions of Apogee’s Duet and Quartet audio interfaces, each paired with Avid Pro Tools 11 software for Mac and Windows users.
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Realivox Updates ‘Blue’ Vocal Sample Instrument

Realivox_Blue_Main_ScreenRealitone has released an update to its Realivox Blue vocal sample instrument.

Realivox Blue is a vocal synthesizer that can translate words you type into vocals, and is based on 12,000 samples, carefully edited to allow individual sounds to be composited into words and phrases.
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Read This Before You Upgrade To iOS 8

ios-8If you’re a user of iOS music apps, you may be excited to upgrade your device to iOS 8, which was released today.

You should generally wait to do OS upgrades, though, until your most important applications have been explicitly updated for new operating systems.

And multiple iOS developers are saying to wait to upgrade, because they’ve got updates for IOS 8 on the way, but the updates haven’t gotten through Apple’s approval process yet.

We’ve got a sampling of developer messages about the update below.

tl:dr version: Wait a week or so to upgrade to iOS 8 or some of your music apps may be hosed.

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