DP 9 Gets New Plug-Ins, Improved Performance

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At the 2016 Winter NAMM Show, MOTU was demonstrating updates to Digital Performer 9 that they say make its faster and more efficient and also introduce new plug-ins.

“The next few updates of Digital Performer are all about squeezing every last CPU-cycle and sample buffer out of today’s incredibly fast computers,” says MOTU’s Jim Cooper. “DP users will enjoy state-of-the-art CPU efficiency and low-latency performance, regardless of the Mac or PC system they use, making the flexibility of a host-based workflow increasingly more powerful and compelling.”

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Apple GarageBand For iOS Update Moves It Into Ableton Live Territory

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Apple today announced a major update to GarageBand for iOS that introduces multiple new features, including Live Loops, automation curves, 32 simultaneous track recording, Audio Unit support and polyphonic aftertouch.

Live Loops seems to take some inspiration from Ableton Live’s Session View – bringing grid-based loop sequencing to GarageBand: Continue reading

Celemony Melodyne 4 Released Today

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Today, Celemony releases the latest version of its Melodyne audio software. The company says that Celemony Melodyne 4 “constitutes the most extensive update to the entire product family in the company’s history,” with the emphasis on Melodyne 4 studio.

Highlights of the updated Melodyne include the Polyphonic Spectrum Shaper, a sound editor with new sound design possibilities; DNA (Direct Note Access), on an unlimited number of tracks; along with “ultra-accurate” tempo detection. In addition, the smaller Melodyne editions, editor, assistant and essential, have also been enhanced.

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