FeelYourSound has just released a new version of their electronic songwriting studio, calling updated Sundog Scale Studio 2.0 “the biggest update yet.”
Sundog is a standalone composition software that connects to any DAW via MIDI. With Sundog, the user is able to develop new chord progressions, melodies, bass lines, and arpeggios “within minutes.”
Developer Giel Bremmers has updated MultitrackStudio for iPad – an audio/MIDI multitrack recording app.
MultitrackStudio lets you record and edit up to 16 audio and MIDI tracks.
Here’s what’s new in version 2.0: Continue reading
The Ardour project has released Ardour 4.0 – the latest version of the open source DAW for Mac & Linux. (No official release is available yet for Windows) Continue reading
Propellerhead has released Reason 8.2 and Reason Essentials 8.2 – free updates that include new features, improvements and bug fixes.
These updates are recommended for all Reason 8 and Reason Essentials 8 users.
Here’s what’s new in Propellerhead Reason 8.2 & Reason Essentials 8.2: Continue reading
StaffPad is a new pen-friendly music notation application for Windows 8.1 and Surface.
StaffPad features advanced handwriting recognition, and will convert your music into a typeset score. Simply write your music straight on to the screen, using your device’s pen. As you move from bar to bar, StaffPad will convert your handwriting into an ‘engraved’ score. You can draw notes, beams, stems, articulations, accidentals, slurs, ties and more.
The developers describe it as ‘the most natural way to write music on digital device, ever.’ Continue reading
White Noise Audio Software has released Genome MIDI Sequencer 2.0 – a major update to its iPad MIDI sequencer.
Genome 2.0 features a number of improvements to all areas. Here’s what they have to say about the update:
Genome 2.0 features a number of improvements to all areas. The new song mode makes it easier to work on longer songs and is more intuitive. We’ve also added a metronome, a zoom to fit button, and made it possible to view velocity values on selected notes.
We’ve also redone the file manager to make it easier to manage your files and open them in other apps.
Finally, we’ve added the Rack Page, which will allow you to make songs within Genome using built in modules. To start with, we’ve included a synthesizer, a drum machine and a host of effects. Additional modules will be added over time.
Here’s what’s new in Genome MIDI Sequencer 2.0: Continue reading
Cakewalk announced yesterday the “Cambridge” release for SONAR Artist, Professional, and Platinum.
This release, the second major update in the SONAR Membership program, includes added functionality, such as an onscreen virtual MIDI controller for multi-touch or QWERTY triggering, Mix Recall that now remembers all output and Bus routing as well as mix parameters, increased import/export support (Ogg Vorbis, legacy formats, the RF64 standard spec’ed by the EBU, improved MP3 export and more), new effects (ProChannel edition of Boz Digital Labs’ Panipulator, Anderton Collection “Phasor Constructor”), and an exclusive Les Paul Gold Top expansion pack for Dimension Pro with 30 new programs. Additionally, there are another 50 enhancements and fixes requested by the SONAR Membership community.
Avid has released Pro Tools 12, the latest version of their studio standard DAW.
The Pro Tools 12 comes with Avid Cloud Collaboration, Avid Marketplace and Avid Artist Community:
- Cloud Collaboration is a set of workflows that allow for groups of people to work on the same project, eliminating manual file management.
- Avid Marketplace and Artists Community allows customers to get plug-ins and apps immediately, share and store work and collaborate with other Pro Tools users. Avid Marketplace currently has nine new plug-in bundles available.
With the new version, users can buy the software outright, sign up for a monthly subscription or use a free version. Continue reading