Acoustica Debuts Mixcraft 7.5, Includes Advanced Windows 10 Support


Acoustica has announced announce the release of Mixcraft 7.5 and Mixcraft Pro Studio 7.5, a major update to their DAW.

Mixcraft 7.5 enhancements include:

  • full support of the new Windows 10 advanced audio capabilities;
  • FLAC file support (including recording directly to FLAC);
  • improved mixing performance;
  • MIDI bug fixes; and
  • MIDI controller support for devices by Akai, Arturia, Behringer, Keith McMillen Instruments, DJTechTools, Numark, Novation and others.

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Bitwig Studio 1.2, ‘The Most Significant Update Yet’, Now Available in Beta

Bitwig_Studio_1.2_GroupTracksBitwig has released an open beta for Bitwig Studio version 1.2 – a preview of what they call their ‘most significant update yet’.

All Bitwig Studio license holders have access to the latest beta version, in anticipation of the official release in October 2015.

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E-RM Erfindungsbüro Intros Precise, Swingable Multiclock Sync Box

multiclock-sync-boxE-RM Erfindungsbüro has introduced the Multiclock – a sync box that offers 4 precise, low-jitter output channels, derived from DAW Audio Clock, MIDI or DIN sync.

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Cockos Reaper 5 Now Available – Here’s What’s New


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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