Following the recent launch of Avid Pro Tools 11, AIR Music Technology has released an updated and expanded AIR Instrument Expansion Pack. The new Instrument Expansion Pack offers compatibility with the latest Pro Tools AAX format, and includes two of AIR’s latest virtual instruments, Loom and Vacuum Pro, at no additional cost.
iZotope has announced that Nectar 2, the next version of their vocal processing plug-in, will be released next month (October 2013).
With Nectar 2, users can add character to tracks with modeled plate reverb, harmonic saturation, and new creative effects. Stay in tune, remove distracting breaths without the need for audio editing, transform a single vocal take into a harmonized ensemble, and much more.
Virtual instrument creator SONiVOX has released Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0, the latest version of their flagship virtual piano instrument. New features in Version 2.0 include an integrated patch browser, enhanced EQ and effects, plus current 64-bit VST and AU support.
Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0 features a recreation of the Steinway 9-foot CD 327 grand piano. Faithful to the original piano, Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0 captures each note of the instrument at 16 velocity levels for dynamic accuracy.
Musikmesse 2012: FXpansion’s Etch is a new filtering effect based on DCAM circuit-modelled technology.
Etch’s dual filters let you switch between 4 models for all manner of subtractive tone-shaping, with a comb filter type providing ‘mind-bending psychedelic effects’.
Additional distortion and compressor stages are provided for beefing up signals.
FXpansion’s TransMod modulation system lets you animate Etch’s circuits over time. Use inter-modulating LFOs, envelopes and more to drive the filter cutoffs, distortion level, compression amount or any other parameters.
According to FXpansion, “Etch does amazing things to all kinds of audio material and is great for subtle warming, deep tone sculpting, wild sweeps, special effects and experimental sonics.”
Etch is available as a download-only product from the FXpansion site, for US $99.00, EUR ?79.00.