Waves Intros Cobalt Saphira Harmonics Shaping Tool

cobalt-saphiraWaves Audio is now shipping Cobalt Saphira – an advanced harmonics shaping tool that lets you add rich harmonics to your tracks in order to give them analog musicality, depth and “glue.”

According to Waves, Cobalt Saphira gives you an unprecedented level of digital control over different aspects of the harmonics you are adding:

  • Edge and Warmth – for separately controlling and balancing even and odd harmonics
  • 4-band EQ – for separately shaping the frequency spectrum of each type of harmonics
  • Harmonics modes – seven different modes, with graphical representation so you can see the changes in harmonic structure
  • Tape – five tape speeds for adding wow-and-flutter modulation in order to give your tracks extra musicality and depth

Here’s the official video intro: Continue reading

Cockos Reaper 5 Now Available – Here’s What’s New

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Cockos has released Reaper 5, its multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing, and mastering environment for Windows and Mac.

New in Reaper 5:

  • FX:VST3 support, sample-accurate automation for VST3 and JSFX, FX browser improvements.
  • ReaScript:API and scripting improvements, including a built-in development environment for creating and debugging scripts in LUA, EEL, or Python. Create anything from simple macros, to complex new functionality.
  • Control grouping:Flexible, automatable VCA control. Link groups of track controls together at any point in the signal flow.
  • Video:Many improvements to video support and performance, including real-time programmable track and item effect processing.
  • FX parameter automation:Full automation and MIDI/OSC learn support for per-take FX, improved FX envelope and modulation management via the Project Bay, increased automation recording speed.
  • And more:New GUI layouts, Media Explorer improvements, metronome beat patterns, Opus support, MIDI note-off editing, new volume envelope modes, new actions and API functions, and many other fixes and improvements.

Here are the details on what’s new in Cockos Reaper 5: Continue reading

AAS Releases Percussive ‘Transparency’ Sound Bank

aas-transparencyApplied Acoustics Systems has released the Transparency sound bank for the Ultra Analog VA-2 synthesizer and AAS Player plug-ins in collaboration with artist and sound designer Daniel Stawczyk a.k.a. Status.

Transparency is sound designer Daniel Stawczyk’s fourth title in AAS’ Sound Bank Series and his third for Ultra Analog VA-2. The 149 presets explore the percussive nature of AAS’ analog synthesizer. Kick, Snare, Hi-hat, and Percussion loops are bundled along with Ambient, Synth, and Effect sounds. According to the company, Transparency aims to yield pulse, motion, and relief to your tracks. Continue reading