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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Cakewalk Offers Free SONAR Demo Downloads

Cakewalk_Sonar_BraintreeCakewalk is offering free downloadable demos of their entire new Sonar product lineup (Artist, Professional, and Platinum versions).
These demo versions do not expire, and are updatable as new releases become available. Cakewalk explains that “musicians can freely explore Sonar’s benefits prior to making a purchase, allowing them to select the SONAR version that best fits their needs. Although save and export are unavailable, files from previous Sonar versions can be opened.”

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Harrison Audio Releases Mixbus 3 DAW


Harrison Audio has announced the release of their Mixbus Version 3 DAW. Mixbus 3 and the Harrison suite of plugins are derived from the company’s analog and digital console processing technology.

In the new version, support for unlimited MIDI tracks & virtual instruments has been added along with multi-core and 64-bit optimizations that provide increased track counts across all OS platforms (Mac, Windows, and Linux).  Mixbus 3’s third-generation Harrison True Analog Mixing processing engine has been updated with enhanced compressor/limiter algorithms, built-in side-chain bussing, and increased flexibility for AU, VST, and LV2 plugin input/output configurations.
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FL Studio Mobile HD Adds Inter-App Audio & More


Image Line has updated FL Studio Mobile HD, its mobile DAW companion to FL Studio.

The updated adds support for Inter-App Audio, 64-bit compatiblity and more.

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