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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Auria Pro Sneak Preview Video

WaveMachine Labs today shared this new video sneak preview their upcoming Auria Pro, their iPad DAW.

Auria Pro features include full MIDI capabilities, real-time audio warping, powerful audio routing, two built-in synths and more. Auria Pro retains the same extensive feature set from previous versions, including channel strips from PSPaudioware, 64-bit mix engine, AAF import/export and optional plug-ins from FabFilter.  Continue reading

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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Steinberg VST Connect Pro 3 Streamlines Internet Collaborations

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Steinberg has released VST Connect Pro – a complete remote recording solution that lets you collaborate with any musician with an Internet connection and a computer.

According to Steinberg, ‘data encryption, multi-track recording, live video chat, audio stream protection and MIDI support make geographical distance irrelevant to studio production workflows.’ Continue reading

Free Bitwig Studio & Music Production Course

This series of videos, created by Brian Bollman, is a free video course on working with Bitwig Studio.

The comprehensive series, embedded above, is already up to 266 videos. It covers the ins and outs of Bitwig Studio, but also covers synthesis, the foundations of sound, audio interfaces, basic music theory, effects, production and more.
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Auria iPad DAW Currently Half Price

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iPad DAW Auria is currently on sale for 50% off the regular price.

Auria is a 48-track digital recording system, designed from the ground up for the iPad.

Developer Wavemachine Labs has announced an update, Auria Pro, that will add MIDI sequencing. Auria users will be able to upgrade at a discounted price.

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