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.

Here are the details on what’s new in Cockos Reaper 5: Continue reading

Roland Aira Modular Customizer Now Available For Android, iOS, Mac & Windows


Roland has released the Aira Modular Customizers App, a free app for Android, iOS, Mac & Windows that lets you customize the way its four Aira Eurorack effects modules work.  Continue reading

Loop Editor 2 ‘The Perfect Replacement For Apple Loops Utility’

loop-editorAudiofile Engineering has released Loop Editor 2 – a is powerful Mac music loop editing tool for musicians and engineers that they describe as “the perfect replacement for Apple Loops Utility”.

Loop Editor 2 supports all audio file formats that support loop points: AIFF Apple Loops, compressed & uncompressed CAF (AIFF, AAC & Apple Lossless) Apple Loops, AIFF, WAV, W64 and ACID. Additionally, Loop Editor supports forward, forward-backward, and backward looping. Loop Editor is also one of the only applications available which supports sustain and release loops. Continue reading

Dune 2 Synthesizer Offers Up To 520 Oscillators Per Note

dune-2-synthesizerSynapse Audio Software has released Dune 2, a software synthesizer for Mac & Windows.

Dune 2 is a new synthesizer, rewritten from scratch, with the goal to provide higher sound quality and allow for an even wider range of sounds than its predecessor.


  • VA, Wavetable and FM Synthesis
  • Two oscillator stacks with 32 oscillators each
  • Third oscillator and noise generator
  • 8x Unison = up to 520 oscillators per note
  • 16 voices of polyphony = up to 8320 oscillators total
  • Zero-delay feedback filters
  • Four graphical envelopes (MSEG)
  • Modulation matrix for synth and FX parameters
  • Two Master FX busses with 9 high-quality effects each
  • Innovative Arpeggiator with MIDI file import

Here are a couple of audio demos for Dune 2: Continue reading

PPG WaveGenerator Coming To Mac & PC


Last week, synth pioneer Wolfgang Palm (wavetable synthesis, the PPG Wave synthesizer, PPG WaveMapper for iOS) teased a new plugin on his Facebook page.

Today, Palm revealed that he will be bring PPG WaveGenerator, previously only available for iPad, to Mac OS X & Windows.  Continue reading