Nektar Upgrades DAW Support, Extends Plug-ins and Rack Extensions

Nektar_Panorama_P1.1.1MIDI controller-maker Nektar has recently upgraded their DAW support, and extended the range of directly controllable Plug-ins and Rack Extensions.

New VST Plug-in Maps for Cubase / Nuendo. Nektar has added 54 insert and instrument maps to their VST plug-in collection, each “carefully handmapped at Nektar HQ:” Continue reading

SoundToys Releases Updated Version 4.2

ST_horizontal_lockupProfessional effects plug-in maker SoundToys recently announced the release of SoundToys version 4.2 with 64-bit support for Audio Units and Windows VST formats. The new release covers the full line of real-time native hosted plug-ins.

With this release, SoundToys plug-ins are now compatible with Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9, Digital Performer 8 on Mac and other 64-bit Audio Unit hosts. SoundToys now supports 64-bit VST hosts such as Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, and Ableton Live 9 on the PC. [Speed for Logic X is still in development.]

Pricing and Availability. The upgrade to SoundToys version 4.2 is available, free of charge, for all registered SoundToys V4 users, all Boutique Series owners (Devil-Loc, Radiator, Little MicroShift, etc) and the installers can be found in your SoundToys account. Additional pricing information for new customers, or for other upgrades, can be found at the SoundToys site.

SoundToys is also offering a limited time “all in” promotion, through August 18, which adds the Boutique Series plug-ins to every new SoundToys Native Effects bundle purchase.

Panorama P1 For Cubase, Nuendo & Reason Now Available

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Nektar has announced that they are now shipping the Panorama P1 controller, introduced at the 2013 NAMM Show.

The Panorama P1 is a compact control surface with 66 real-time controls, a color high-resolution TFT display and deep integration with Cubase, Nuendo and Reason. Continue reading

Steinberg Nuendo 6 Now Available

nuendo-6Steinberg has announced the availability of Nuendo 6, the new version of its post and audio production software.

It offers what they call “the most advanced native mixing console ever crafted”, an industry-leading ADR taker solution alongside fully integrated EBU-compliant loudness metering.

Nuendo 6 is now shipping to dealers and distributors worldwide and can be purchased in the Steinberg Online Shop for US $ 1,700.

Steinberg Nuendo Live Focus On Live Recording

Steinberg Nuendo LiveAt Musikmesse 2012Steinberg today announced Nuendo Live, a dedicated live recording software solution based on the Nuendo audio workstation.

Nuendo Live’s sole purpose is live multitrack recording. It features a single-window user interface, without unnecessary options.

Dedicated live tools include a record panel displaying all the essential recording information, such as timecode, recording length and remaining disk space, a 60-second pre-record buffer and auto-save. Tracks are created on startup and armed simultaneously while easy marker track management helps to create markers on the fly.

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Steinberg Intros Nuendo 5.5, Here’s What’s New

Steinberg Nuendo 5Steinberg has announced Nuendo 5.5 – offering more than 20 new and enhanced features in the areas of audio editing and mixing,

Nuendo 5.5 introduces a variety of advanced multitrack editing features designed to make audio editing more efficient.

Highlights include a time-saving take comping system and phase-stable audio quantization across multiple tracks. The new élastique Pro time-stretching and pitch-shifting algorithm, improved automation data editing, enhanced offline processing and extended compatibility with Pro Tools audio files further enhance Nuendo’s excellent performance. Plus, the 5.5 version also adds new creative tools and functions such as the VST Amp Rack plug-in and extended Quick Control functionality.

The optional 5.5 update for the Nuendo Expansion Kit (NEK) features the groundbreaking VST Expression 2 technology and the HALion Sonic SE workstation alongside superior groove production tools such as LoopMash 2 and Groove Agent ONE 1.2.

Since Nuendo 5.5 and NEK 5.5 are built on a refined code base, both updates are available as full download versions. Registered customers can download the update free of charge from the Steinberg website.

A free trial download, which can be used without restrictions for 400 hours, is also available.

Free Virtual Dj Mixer (VST/PC)

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Free Windows Music Software: V-DJM 2ch is a virtual 2ch mixer with dj functions for Windows. According to the develoeprs, the free virtual DJ mixer is designed to reproduce the best features of the professional dj mixers in any audio host application.

V-DJM can be used as an internal mixer in your host audio applications with the sound and the feeling of a dj consolle. All controls of V-DJM can be midi-mapped and automated.

V-DJM 2ch is available now as a free download.

Note: MAFFIALIFE V-DJM 2Ch is free for non-commercial use.  Continue reading