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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Steinberg Releases Cubase 8.5 – Here’s What’s New

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Steinberg has released Cubase Pro 8.5 and Cubase Artist 8.5, the latest update to its Digital Audio Workstation for Mac OS X & Windows.

Key new features include Retrologue 2, VST Transit and more.

Here’s a series of videos that introduce the new features in Cubase 8.5: Continue reading

Auria Pro 2 Brings It To The iPad

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WaveMachine Labs has released Auria Pro v2 – a major update to the app that they describe as ‘the first Digital Audio Workstation designed from the ground up for iPad’.

It offers comprehensive MIDI support, built-in sampler player and analog synths, real-time audio warping, AAF import/export, powerful busing, and optional third-party plug-in support from names like PSP, FabFilter, Overloud and Drumagog.

Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading