Positive Grid has launched BIAS Desktop – a new amp modeling plug-in (AAX/RTAS/AU/VST) for Mac and PC.
“Instead of providing a fixed number of amp models, BIAS Desktop represents an entire new concept on guitar sound: guitar players can now virtually design their own amps, using Amp Matching Technology to capture their golden tube amplifiers,” says BIAS Product Manager Calvin Abel, “and finally they can share or download thousands of amp models on ToneCloud, also we are currently working with worldwide artists and studios to expand this platform.”
Here’s the official intro to BIAS Desktop: Continue reading
Klevgränd Produktion has introduced Vandelay – a new audio effect, for iOS and Mac, that offers three separate delays in as many frequency regions.
Each delay has an LFO that modulates the pitch of the audio stream. Together with tempo based delay times and feedback control, you can create a rich sound from almost any source. Continue reading
Pioneering synth designer Wolfgang Palm is teasing a new software synthesizer, for Mac & Windows. Continue reading
MusicTech magazine recently published a guide to tuning your computer for audio. It covers topics like the performance benefits of hard drives, CPUs, additional RAM, SSDs and decluttering your hard drive.
One thing that’s striking about the article, though, is that it’s mostly stuff that OS X users never think about. As the article notes:
Mac will provide a better all-round solution for many users, thanks to the excellent build quality and the stability of Mac OS X.
If on the other hand you prefer much wider customization options or perhaps use a Windows-only DAW, a PC can offer more bang for your buck.
When it comes to Synthtopia readers, Windows is the most common platform used by people visiting the site, followed closely by Mac and iOS…… Continue reading
Monoplugs has announced that B-Step 2, an update to its MIDI sequencer for iPad, Linux, Mac & Windows, will be available Oct 24.
Here’s a sneak preview: Continue reading
SineVibes has introduced Molecule – a multi-band processor, for OS X, that allows you to split the sound into three frequency bands – low, mid, high – and pass them independently through different effects.
Molecule includes a vast array of effects algorithms, such as comb filter, chorus ensemble, frequency shifter as well as barber-pole phaser, circuit-bent filter, digital- and analog-style distortion. Continue reading
Ever wonder why Macs are popular with musicians?
This video might be one reason. Continue reading
Audio Damage has introduced Basic – a three-oscillator monophonic software synthesizer for Mac & Windows.
According to Audio Damage, Basic is designed with ease-of-use, low cost, and simplicity in mind, and offers ‘an aggressive tone and self-resonating filters that ‘scream’ when pushed’. Continue reading