Cockos Reaper 5 Now Available – Here’s What’s New

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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.

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Windows 10 Promises Better Audio & MIDI Performance, Easier App Development

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At the 2015 Summer NAMM Show‘s Advanced Audio & Application Exchange (A3E) session, Pete Brown of Microsoft gave a keynote that offers a preview of their new Windows 10 OS.

In the video, embedded below, Brown discusses:

  • Audio and MIDI in Windows 10;
  • The new AKAI MPC, which runs a version of Windows 10 Embedded;
  • Xi-Machines custom Windows workstations for audio;
  • Obedia high-performance audio workstations;
  • DAWs that are working on Windows 10;
  • Windows 10 audio performance statistics;
  • Propellerhead Reason on Windows 10;
  • The Windows Mobile port of Propellerhead Figure;
  • Image-Line FL Studio and Windows 10;
  • Bitwig Studio working on Windows 10; and
  • A preview of Microsoft Hololens augmented reality system and virtual reality music software.

Brown says that, with Windows 10, Microsoft is ‘back in the game for pro audio and music’. Check out the video below and let us know what you think!

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

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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

Cakewalk SONAR Update Adds Drum Replacer

Drum-ReplacerCakewalk has released the May 2015 “Everett” release for SONAR Artist, Professional, and Platinum.

“Everett,” the fifth monthly update since Cakewalk introduced the Membership Program in January 2015, includes the new Drum Replacer for SONAR Platinum. According to Cakewalk. Drum Replacer is the most tightly integrated drum replacement technology ever. Continue reading

Monoplugs Releases B-Step Sequencer 2.1 Update

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Monoplugs has just released version 2.1 of their B-Step Sequencer for iOS, Windows, Mac, Raspberry Pi and Linux.

B-Step Sequencer is a step sequencer for creating melodic loops, chord progressions, arpeggios, drum grooves and basslines.

Here’s what’s new…… Continue reading