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.

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Elektron Overbridge 1.0 Now Available

overgridge-now-outElektron has released Overbridge 1.0 – new software that’s designed to connect your analog hardware and your music studio software through a single USB connection.

Overbridge 1.0 is only compatible with Ableton Live. Support for all hosts, including Cubase, Logic, Bitwig, Maschine and Reaper, is planned, but still in beta.

Overbridge lets you record multi-track audio from your hardware directly in your DAW, control and automate your hardware settings from your computer, handle patch management, manager your sample library and more.

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Spektro Audio Updates CV Toolkit, Intros New Module Pack

cv-toolkit-closeupSpektro Audio has made several updates to it CV Toolkit – its set of software modules that you can use with hardware modular synths.

The updates include:

  • CV Toolkit 2.1 update which fixes a couple of bugs and adds some minor enhancements
  • A new module pack called Beats which includes 5 virtual modules (Binary Sequencer, Clock Quartet, Gate Sequencer, Sequential Rhythms and VC Random Gates) focused on creating gate / trigger sequences.
  • The new CV Toolkit 2 – Complete Bundle which includes all the main software and all the module packs available to date for U$39.99

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Sonic Faction Releases Polytek Max For Live Instrument

Polytek_ProductPage_GUISonic Faction has introduced Polytek, a new Max for Live instrument that fuses rhythm and melody to generate patterns.

It combines step sequencing with vocoder and multiband gate processing, which the developers say delivers ‘deep tech chord progressions, ambient dub soundscapes and gritty robotic polyrhythms’. Continue reading

Refined Stochastic Technology Intros Takete Audio Visual Performer For iPad

Refined Stochastic Technology has introduced Takete Audio Visual Performer for iPad.

Takete lets you combine audio and video loops with granular synthesis, drum machines, modular inline/send FX and extensive programmable and flexible behavior. Continue reading

Cakewalk Offers Free SONAR Demo Downloads

Cakewalk_Sonar_BraintreeCakewalk is offering free downloadable demos of their entire new Sonar product lineup (Artist, Professional, and Platinum versions).
These demo versions do not expire, and are updatable as new releases become available. Cakewalk explains that “musicians can freely explore Sonar’s benefits prior to making a purchase, allowing them to select the SONAR version that best fits their needs. Although save and export are unavailable, files from previous Sonar versions can be opened.”

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