Pro Tools 12 Now Available To Try, Buy Or Rent

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

Sensomusic Releases Usine Hollyhock II

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Sensomusic has released Usine Hollyhock II, their modular live music and real-time installation software for Mac & Windows.

According to the company, Usine is more powerful and stable than ever. The update includes more than 500 improvements, including:

  • Smpte, Midi Timecode (MTC), Linear Timecode (MTC) support
  • Engine optimization
  • OSC learn on every controls
  • New powerful library
  • 64 channels support on every audio module
  • 128 audio in/out
  • New Internet site
  • New open source SDK

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midimux & audiomux Bundle Now Available

audiomux-midimux-bundleThe audiomux + midimux bundle is now available in the App Store.

midimux talks MIDI to your Mac and audiomux talks audio to your Mac, using a standard usb to lightning or 30 pin cable.

midimux: MIDI via USB

  • control iOS apps with hardware controllers that are connected to your Mac.
  • sequence and play iOS apps using a DAW running on your Mac.
  • control Mac applications or hardware connected to it, using Lemur, TouchOSC or any other app that uses MIDI.
  • use iOS apps to play and sequence hardware instruments that are connected to your Mac.
  • create virtual MIDI ports on the iPad/iPhone that can be mirrored to the Mac or other iDevices.
  • connect more than one iOS device to the Mac – and send MIDI data between them.

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Cakewalk Releases Sonar “Braintree” Content

Cakewalk_Sonar_BraintreeCakewalk has announced their new Braintree release for Sonar Artist, Professional, and Platinum member/subscribers. Cakewalk recently debuted a new membership/subscription program, which gives Sonar users “regular access to new features, enhancements, and content.”

The recent Braintree* release addresses improvements requested by the community, and includes new content that complements Sonar’s “rich feature set” with a range of new presets and innovative loop libraries.
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Launchpad for iPad Updated With Performance FX

Novation has updated Launchpad for iOS – its freemium loop-based sequencing app – with new ‘Performance FX’.

Performance FX at a glance:

  • New Delay FX and Gater FX, create stunning fills and breakdowns
  • Enhanced Stutter FX and Autofilter FX, add movement and dynamics to your music
  • FX Pads have new animated graphics, focusing you on your performance
  • A new Edit FX screen lets you tweak and perform your FX
  • Track FX routing lets you target fx to specific tracks such as vocals, or drums
  • Fully tweakable FX parameters for deep customization

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