FL Studio 11.1 Adds MiniSynth, Support For iPad, Android Controllers

fl-studio-11-1Image-Line has released an update to FL Studio for Windows, version 11.1.

Here’s what they have to say about FL Studio 11.1:

FL Studio 11.1 is now available and we are really piling on the freebies this time round.

First, FL Studio 11.1 is FREE for existing customers under the Lifetime Free Update policy. FL Studio 11.1 includes support for the FREE and hugely popular Image-Line Remote Android and iOS MIDI remote controller application and a new FREE synthesizer MiniSynth, that also works as a crossover synth with FL Studio Mobile.

Here’s what’s new in FL Studio 11.1: Continue reading

Bitwig Studio Now Available For Linux, Mac & Windows

Bitwig has announced that Bitwig Studio, the highly anticipated and long-gestating new DAW, is now available for Linux, Mac & Windows.

Here’s the text of their announcement:

The Bitwig Team would like to take this special moment to thank you. Your excitement and encouragement brought us to a great milestone today. Bitwig Studio 1.0 is an extraordinary product of hard work over the past few years, dedicated to offering a new solution to musicians everywhere, and a promise of great things to come.

We will continue to push forward with new ideas, and we welcome your support and feedback in the future.

Sincerely,

Claes, Dom, Fredrik, Falko, Genys, Mea, Placidus, Nick, Nick M, Rade, Seba, and Volker.

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New App, Auganizer, An AU Organizer For OS X

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Auganizer is a new app for OS X, designed to let you organize large libraries of Audio Units.

Auganizer lets you rename, reorder, organize and arrange your Audio Units any way you want to. You can arrange plugins by group, sub group and custom name. For example, following Logic’s native plugin naming scheme, you could use the top folder ‘Dynamics’, sub-folder ‘Compressors’ followed by the name you like to use to identify your plugin. Continue reading

Novation Launchpad For iPad Updated With Audio Import Via AudioCopy

novation-launchpad-ipadNovation has released an updated version of LaunchPad for iPad – their iOS beat sequencing application.

Here’s what’s new in version 1.4:

  • Audio Import update: Now features AudioCopy with supported apps
  • News section: Keep up to date with Novation Launchpad App news and stories
  • Performance enhancements, bug fixes and graphics tweaks

Here’s a video introduction to the new features: Continue reading

Free Sonar X3e Update Delivers Customer ‘Wish List’ Improvements

SONAR-X3Musikmesse 2014: Cakewalk today announced SONAR X3e - a free update which will be available on cakewalk.com later this month.

The update is for all three versions of the SONAR family (X3, X3 Studio, and X3 Producer), and, according to Cakewalk, focuses on direct ‘wish list’ feedback from Cakewalk customers.

SONAR X3e features nearly 100 enhancements, including improvements to the audio engine, loop recording, ARA (Audio Random Access), comping and more.  Continue reading

Max For Live Oblique Strategies Puts A Little Eno Into Ableton Live

max-for-live-oblique-strategiesOblique is a Max For Live device that puts a little Eno into Ableton Live.

Oblique Strategies (subtitled Over One Hundred Worthwhile Dilemmas) is originally a deck of printed cards created by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt and first published in 1975. Each card offers an aphorism intended to help artists (particularly musicians) break creative blocks by encouraging lateral thinking. Continue reading