Sound and Music Mon, 17 Feb 20 09:50:33 +0000 Sound and Music en-CA Sony SpectraLayers, now Steinberg SpectraLayers Mon, 06 Aug 2012 08:55:15 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4160@/talks/discussions SpectraLayers introduces an innovative, unique workflow that redefines what can be accomplished in the professional audio editor's suite," said Dave Chaimson, vice president of global marketing for Sony Creative Software. "The level of editing precision and advanced capabilities SpectraLayers offers makes it an essential tool for industry professionals who demand the deepest audio analysis tools."

SpectraLayers Offers the Following Transformational Features:

Extreme Audio Editing

  • Divide audio files into discrete, user-defined layers that can be processed independently and reintegrated to achieve perfect master files.
  • Remove unwanted noises and artifacts with ease while leaving surrounding audio data completely intact.
  • Separate music and dialogue into individual component layers.
  • Perform pitch correction on user-selected components of an audio file.
  • Employ SpectraLayers in audio mastering, sound design, analysis, and forensics tasks.
  • All tools are modifiable using a wide range of user-definable sensitivities and tolerances.

Extraction Tools

Extract audio into independent layers using intelligent, programmable tools:

  • Area — select any audio for transfer from directly within the spectrum graph.
  • Frequency — track frequencies and transfer them directly to selected layers.
  • Harmonics — seek and select harmonics in user-defined amounts and orders.

Modification Tools

Operate directly on waveform spectra to perform precise, creative edits:

  • Amplify
  • Clone
  • Erase

Creation Tools

Create sound directly in the SpectraLayers interface

  • Frequency
  • Noise
  • Fidelity / Flexibility

  • 32-bit 96 kHz capable.

  • SpectraLayers provides seamless file transfer to Sound Forge Pro and other audio editing programs.

SpectraLayers is available for both Mac and Windows platforms.


More info:

Korg i3 Music Workstation - Music Industry also stuck Wed, 15 Jan 2020 06:24:00 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23368@/talks/discussions

deCoda - see all the parts of songs Thu, 12 Dec 2019 00:16:21 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23231@/talks/discussions

  • Advanced chord and tempo detection algorithms
  • Flexible looping options
  • Automatic song structure detection – Part A, B C, A2, B2 etc.
  • Instantly transpose to a chosen key
  • Change tempo whilst maintaining the pitch
  • Focus EQ for isolating parts of the track
  • Melody information displayed on a piano roll
  • Exportable MIDI

AudioTestKitchen - compare 300 microphones Tue, 12 Nov 2019 20:11:24 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23062@/talks/discussions

IZotope Dialogue Match Sun, 10 Nov 2019 07:17:35 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23043@/talks/discussions

Now it is for ProTools only.

Dialogue Match is intended for three main use cases:

  • Matching lavalier mics to booms
  • Matching ADR to production audio
  • Matching localized audio to production audio for screening and streaming in multiple languages.


  • EQ Module leverages the EQ matching mechanics of iZotope’s Ozone 9 to quickly learn and match the tonal and spectral characteristics of dialogue.
  • Reverb Module Reverb Module uses brand-new reverb matching technology, powered by machine learning, to capture spatial reflections from one recording and accurately apply them to another via Exponential Audio’s clean, realistic reverb engine.
  • Ambience Module analyzes the spectral noise profile of a recording, and identifies and re-creates room tone for dramatic acceleration of the ADR workflow.

iZotope Ozone, Mastering with Ozone Tue, 12 May 2015 12:51:49 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12973@/talks/discussions Free ebook


Steinberg WaveLab 10 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:00:42 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22763@/talks/discussions image

  • Video playback support to arrange, edit and process the audio of a video file in synchronization with the visuals.
  • Extended external effects support for integrating external effect devices into the WaveLab signal flow via external FX buses (Pro only).
  • Reference Track for adding a reference audio file to the Audio Montage, allowing switching between it and the audio files being worked on (Pro only).
  • External editor support for integrating other audio editors into the WaveLab workflow, allowing clips to be modified in those applications from within the WaveLab session (Pro only).
  • Undo/Redo History is a completely new undo/redo edit history system, also now available for the first time in the Audio Editor workspace.
  • Multitrack recording in the Audio Montage (Pro only).
  • Audio Montage Inspector and track list overhaul which delivers user interface improvements in the Audio Montage window, with dedicated controls for audio, reference and video tracks.
  • Audio Montage Inline Editing allows complete clips to be opened from within the Audio Montage and non-destructively edited in the Waveform Editor or Spectrum Editor (Pro only).
  • Live input stream recording which lets as many audio streams as the input device/system can handle be recorded/rendered through the Master section and inserted plug-in chain (Pro only).

Safe Sound for Lectrosonics Transmitters Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:57:45 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22692@/talks/discussions

Big Bang Orchestra - free sampled library Sun, 29 Sep 2019 07:50:48 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22674@/talks/discussions

  • Massive “tutti” orchestr
  • Super-quick large orchestrations
  • Multiple microphone positions for stereo and surround output
  • 1.5 GB FREE sample content (Download size: 0.5 GB)
  • NKS coming soon

Capturing the sheer power of a massive orchestra with the signature acoustics of Synchron Stage Vienna’s Stage A was one of the most riveting sampling experiences we’ve ever had. We’re so happy with the results that we want to share them with you – as a “thank you” to our worldwide community of music creators, and as a “welcome” to new users.

The instrument offers super-quick large orchestrations with multiple microphone positions for stereo and surround output.

Create large orchestrations in no time. Beef up your existing tracks by adding some massive tutti layers. Inject some inspiration into your composing process just by pressing a few notes and letting the huge sound work its magic. Articulations include staccatos, sustains, marcatos, swells and runs – just what you need to create earth-shattering accents, awe-inspiring “braaahhms” and nerve-wracking tension cues.

Using the Synchron Player’s full-blown mixer, you can adjust the level of the various mic signals or change the sound and ambience of the entire ensemble in the room. With the included Mixer Presets with settings from “close” to “distant” it’s easy to achieve perfect results. Use the “Processed” presets to summon a modern, fat orchestral sound with a simple mouse click. Now go ahead and kick some serious butt!

Not fully free, as need universal licensing key anyway

Roland Phantom Synths, higher price with less sales Fri, 06 Sep 2019 20:55:03 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22532@/talks/discussions


Will be available in September

  • 88-key FANTOM 8 – $3,999.99
  • 76-key semi-weighted action FANTOM 7 – $3,599.99
  • 61-key semi-weighted action FANTOM 6 – $3,299.99
Official Apple Logic Pro X Topic Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:13:22 +0000 alcomposer 7530@/talks/discussions Apple Logic Pro X official release!


Key New Features:

  • Logic Pro X includes Drummer, a virtual session player that automatically plays along with your song in a wide variety of drumming styles and techniques
  • Flex Pitch provides integrated pitch editing for audio recordings. This is way beyond AutoTune – Flex Pitch analyzes your audio and then lets do Melodyne-style audio editing. You can move the pitch of individual notes up or down, for pitch correction, or use it as a creative tool.
  • Logic Remote lets you play and control Logic Pro X from an iPad, letting you create and mix music from anywhere in the room. (Screen shots below).
  • Retro Synth is a new virtual instrument that emulates some of the most popular classic synthesizers from the 70s and 80s.
  • Vintage Keyboards offer realistic models of electric pianos, B3 organs and clavs.
  • Track Stacks lets you organize and collapse multiple tracks into one. It can also be used to create complex layered instruments.
  • Smart Controls allow you to manipulate multiple plug-ins and parameters with a single move for quick and powerful sound design.
  • An improved Mixer helps manage mix sessions more efficiently, with increased visibility into signal flow and dynamics and faster ways to manipulate channel inserts.

New tools for songwriting and music production:

  • Drummer delivers professionally produced, realistic drum tracks that can perform millions of unique grooves in rock, alternative, songwriter and R&B genres. Drummer is powered by the performances and sounds of some of the industry’s top session players and recording engineers, including mixer/producer Bob Clearmountain.
  • The new Drum Kit Designer plug-in lets you build your own custom kit using a diverse collection of professionally recorded snare drums, toms, hi-hats and cymbals that you can mix, match and fine tune to get the right drum sound for your song.

Logic Remote is a new way to extend the creative power of Logic by using your iPad. Designed to take full advantage of the iPad Multi-Touch display, Logic Remote gives users new ways to record, mix and even perform instruments in Logic Pro X from anywhere in the room.

Synthesizers and keyboards with more new instruments:

  • The Arpeggiator is one of nine new MIDI plug-ins. It can transform a simple keyboard chord into an elaborate sequence.
  • The new Retro Synth emulates some of the most popular classic synthesizer tones from the 70s and 80s.
  • Vintage Keyboards offer realistic models of electric pianos, B3 organs and clavs, with sophisticated tone-shaping controls.
  • Bass Amp Designer allows bass players to play and record using vintage and modern bass amps, with cabinets and microphones that can be configured to build a custom bass rig.
  • Logic Pro X also features a new Sound Library with an updated loop collection and over 1,500 instruments. It also includes effect Patches that make creative use of Track Stacks, Smart Controls, the Arpeggiator and other new plug-ins.

Availabilite at:

Software synthesizer workstations Sat, 24 Dec 2011 20:17:08 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1829@/talks/discussions
Ones that allow to do same thing that usual hardware workstation do.
It means - having patches for most commong instruments (from piano to brass, strings and pads), ability to make heavy layering, preferable some arpeggiator functions, and easy voice editing mode.

Ones that I know.

* Discontinued Steinberg Hypersonic
* Now active Steinberg Halion Sonic (about $130 for EE version) -

You can also look at
As libraries usually have big amounts of useful patches.]]>
Total Composure Free Orchestral Sample Library Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:01:33 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21552@/talks/discussions

Total Composure is the first to offer such a library exclusively for the Kontakt format; making use of Kontakt’s scripting capabilities to greatly enhance the playability, realism, and functionality of these public domain samples.

The scripting aims to provide similar functionality across the different instrument groups, whatever the instrument; while more specific settings play to the strength of each instrument.

Most of the instruments only contain one set of samples per articulation, and some only have one recorded dynamic layer – this is one of the many limitations we have found with using public domain samples. We have overcome these issues using a variety of physical modeling techniques that enhance the audio material. Using dynamic filters and intelligent repetition scripting we have removed the limitation of single dynamic recordings and solitary sample sets.

Although we have put a lot of work into this product it is important to remember that at its core are the samples provided free of charge by a small number of people. Total Composure has gathered these samples from various locations and brought them all to one place where they can be used together. There are over 1500 samples in this library totaling more than 1.5 GB but we have used Kontakt’s lossless compression to crunch the size to less than 500MB.

Samplitude Pro X4 Mon, 04 Feb 2019 10:40:14 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21477@/talks/discussions

Changes in version

Plug-in browser

  • Plug-ins can be added via plug-in browser after click on empty plug-in slot
    • VSTi or Rewire instruments can be added on a track, too
    • the browser can also be opened from main menu
  • Functions
    • view by location / vendor / category
    • search function
    • favorite function
      • double click on "+ new folder" creates a new folder
      • plugins can be moved into new folder via drag'n'drop
    • recently used
  • Plug-in slot menu
    • 'favorites' and 'recently used' entries can be accessed via menu
    • commands to replace or delete the existing plug-in
    • old plugin menu via ini entry available [Factors] FxBrowserOptions=1
  • Keyboard handling
    • default shortcut: B
    • search: Ctrl+F
    • extend / collapse current folder: cursor left / right
    • extend / collapse all entries: Ctrl + cursor left / right
    • keyboard shortcuts for tabs
    • 'favorites' and 'recently used' - entries can be deleted by pressing del key


  • Automation lanes
    • new automation display mode "Lane and object automation" displays additional lanes for track automation, while object automation is still visible and editable in original tracks
    • automation parameters and values are displayed in track head
    • automation points can be selected via lasso from left to right (not reversed as in audio tracks)
    • automation points of several lanes can be moved together
    • lanes are created automatically while writing automation data
  • Automation Editing
    • special key can configured for temporary change to automation drawing mode
    • automation points react to mouse movements, even after leaving the track
    • automation points can be moved beyond neighbors (there's a snap range for creating automation jumps)
    • lines between automation points can be moved vertically. Doing this inside a range moves the automation data of the whole range vertically (creates new nodes at the edges)
  • New option: "Thin out automatically" for automatic optimization after drawing or writing automation data


  • "ASIO priority boost" option now also available for current Windows operating systems (uses MMCSS)
  • multi core handling with increased ASIO stability and reduced CPU load by calculating non-monitoring tracks and VSTi in advance
  • support for up to 32 CPU cores


  • no automatic fade in/out after loading objects anymore, automatic crossfades are created when putting objects together
  • quick access to mouse mode menu via Shift+right mouse click, right + left mouse click or Shift + context menu key in arranger
  • new option implemented as menu command: auto track maximize
    • working when clicking into track head or activating via track manager
    • size of maximized track can be changed and is used for any other tracks
  • skins
    • Samplitude default skin changed to "Carbon"
    • new skin features
      • improved display of lasso and range (semi transparent)
      • new object handles
      • anti-aliased fade display
  • multiselection of tracks by clicking in "empty space" available, not only on track name
  • improved lasso function in empty space underneath last track + improved vertical scrolling up and down
  • accelerated drawing when a lot of small objects are displayed

VST setup

  • support for more than one VST folder
  • display of system paths in directory tree
  • accelerated VST scanning with crash protection
  • option to abort scanning (e.g. for hanging plug-ins)

MIDI / Instruments

  • additional Vita Solo Instruments (instruments of former versions can be used as well)
    • Analog Synths 2
    • Century Keys
    • Grand Piano
    • Orchestral Ensemble
    • Power Guitar
    • Sansula
    • Pro X4 Suite only
      • Concert Guitar
      • Pop Brass
      • Upright Bass
  • Revolta update with several new presets
  • MIDI Editor
    • Controller
      • selection based on horizontal and vertical range now
      • new tool for scaling and moving selected controllers
      • new command for smoothing / available via MIDI Editor toolbar and menu
      • drawing now also works from right to left
    • more than 1 note can be deselected via Ctrl + mouse drawing
    • copied MIDI data can be inserted into arranger as new object
    • improved undo handling inside velocity dynamics dialog (triggered with Ctrl-Z)
  • Plug and Play detection of MIDI input devices
  • MIDI objects can be extended to the left in arranger
  • accelerated repeated display of VSTi - preset-menus (concerning all output menus e.g. mute/solo)

Lyrics marker

  • new marker type, which can be switched in marker manager
  • current and next marker event can be selected in time display
  • can be imported from / exported as text / lyrics events in MIDI / Karaoke files
  • display in MIDI editor score (use 'score properties' in Program Preferences and 'page settings' to switch on/off)
  • lyrics marker can be displayed in arranger (use 'view options' in Score Properties and 'VIP' to switch on/off)


  • default usage of all available ASIO channels, no initial restriction to 8 anymore
  • ASIO device names supplied by driver are used, e.g. for mono handling in surround setup dialog
  • new project length for projects based on templates can be adjusted
  • improved scrubbing for Eucon protocol
  • new option: auto save after record stop
  • new time display:
    • position relative to file / timestamp of selected object
  • keyboard handling
    • 2 new default - shortcuts
      • Shift + - : range over all selected objects
      • Strg + # : metronome on/off
    • improved keyboard handling in system settings
  • several bugfixes
Samplitude Pro X Silver - Free DAW Fri, 01 Dec 2017 22:47:20 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18368@/talks/discussions image

  • Max eight tracks
  • Support VST plugin supports
  • Good set of high quality native effects.
  • Two busses per project

  1. Download from
  2. After installation completed, start Magix Samplitude Pro X Silver . A “Welcome” splash dialog will open. Click on the 'Register now for unlimited use' program button to open personal trial extension code registration web page.
  3. You will be forwarded to registration page, after logging in or registering, activation code to unlock Magix Samplitude Pro X Silver will be sent to the registered email address.
  4. Enter the activation code into the text box that appear on the welcome box after clicking "Continue to use program" button. Then click on Continue.
Korg Krome Workstation Tue, 04 Sep 2012 16:36:34 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4467@/talks/discussions

Korg KROSS, budget and light synth Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:23:07 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6656@/talks/discussions KROSS-61


Combined specs:

  • 80 voices (80 Oscillators) / Single Mode
  • 40 voices (40 Oscillators) / Double Mode
  • Approximately 112 MB (In case of 48 kHz, 16-bit Linear PCM converted)
  • 421 multi-samples (including 6 Stereo multi-samples)
  • 890 drum samples (including 49 Stereo drum samples)
  • User: 640 Program (512 Preload)
  • User: 384 Combination (256 Preload)

Product page -

MIDI Manufacturers Association starts MIDI 2.0 Prototyping Fri, 18 Jan 2019 19:13:36 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21344@/talks/discussions

The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) and the Association of Music Electronics Industry (AMEI) announce MIDI 2.0TM Prototyping

Los Angeles, CA, January 18, 2019 – The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) and AMEI (the Japanese MIDI association) have finalized the core features and name for the next generation MIDI protocol: MIDI 2.0. Member companies are currently working together to develop prototypes based on a jointly developed, feature-complete, draft specification. A members-only plugfest to test compatibility between some early MIDI 2.0 prototypes is planned for Winter NAMM 2019. Participating companies include Ableton/Cycling '74, Art+Logic, Bome Software, Google, imitone, Native Instruments, Roland, ROLI, Steinberg, TouchKeys, and Yamaha.

As with MIDI 1.0, AMEI and the MMA are working closely together and sharing code to streamline the prototype development process. Prototyping is planned to continue during 2019 as the associations work together on MIDI 2.0 launch plans, including exploring the development of a MIDI 2.0 logo and self-certification program for MMA and AMEI member companies.

During the prototyping phase, the proposed MIDI 2.0 specification is available only to MMA and AMEI members, because the prototyping process may trigger minor enhancements to the specification. Once a final specification is adopted, it will join the current MIDI specifications as a free download on

The MIDI 2.0 initiative updates MIDI with auto-configuration, new DAW/web integrations, extended resolution, increased expressiveness, and tighter timing -- all while maintaining a high priority on backward compatibility. This major update of MIDI paves the way for a new generation of advanced interconnected MIDI devices, while still preserving interoperability with the millions of existing MIDI 1.0 devices. One of the core goals of the MIDI 2.0 initiative is to also enhance the MIDI 1.0 feature set whenever possible.

All companies that develop MIDI products are encouraged to join the MMA to participate in the future development of the specification, and to keep abreast of other developments in MIDI technology.

Proper speakers placement Sun, 16 Dec 2018 00:54:58 +0000 MikeLinn 21142@/talks/discussions

Time saving and one man band stuff Thu, 22 Dec 2011 15:01:07 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1812@/talks/discussions From simple arpeggiators up to complex automated arrangers.
Mostly on software side.

I know few things:
Wide known and quite old (and with dated interface) Band-In-a-Box
Also very interesting is Karma software for Korg synths (and upcoming Yamaha versions),a s they inmplement super intellingent arps with parameters, etc


Roland BK-7m Band-in-a-Box backing module
Plus many keyboards made specifically for this
Most hardware that is aimed for live performances.]]>
Sound Devices MixPre Firmware v3.00 with Ambisonics and binaural recording Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:32:10 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21090@/talks/discussions

Changes introduced in 3.00 include:


For all models:

  • USB control from the Korg NanoKontrol Studio, Korg NanoKontrol2, Akai MidiMix, and Novation Launch Control XL USB control surfaces. Other USB control surfaces are not supported. Includes support for fader, trim, pan, low cut, reverb, solo, mute, track arm, monitor, transport control, LR output level, and user-programmable shortcut buttons.
    Note: available features depend on the control surface being used and whether Audio or Music projects are enabled. For more information, see the USB Controller chapter in your MixPre User Guide.*

For MixPre-3, -6, and -10T only:

  • Pre-roll: saves up to 10 seconds of audio before the "record" button is pressed. Select up to 10 seconds of pre-roll on the MixPre-10T and 5 seconds of pre-roll on the MixPre-3 & -6. Pre-roll time is reduced at 96 kHz and higher sampling rates.

For MixPre-3 and 3M only:

  • Phase invert option now available for the MixPre-3. Phase invert is already available for all other MixPre models.

For MixPre-6 and -10T only:

  • Ambisonics and binaural recording/monitoring (-6 and -10T Audio projects only). Requires installation of the free Ambisonics Plugin available at the Sound Devices Plugin Store.

For all M models and Music projects on models with Musician Plugin:

  • Bluetooth LE wireless remote control using the Android or iOS Wingman app. Includes 12-track monitoring, mix metering, transport control, time counter, track naming and arming.
  • Support for the new Windows ASIO driver, v2.9.92.1. This enables a MixPre running a Music project to be used as a multichannel USB audio interface with Windows computers. This ASIO driver is required when using the MixPre-3M, -6M, or -10M or when running Music projects in the MixPre-3, -6, or -10T.


For all models:

  • Meter scale now included on Channel screen meter.


For all models:

  • Noise that occurred when playing back MixPre-recorded 96 kHz or 192 kHz files at a fraction of their normal speed has been eliminated.
  • The UI no longer occasionally switches to a Channel screen's first page after selecting a linking option.
  • Fader or gain levels now only display at the top of the Home screen when being adjusted.
  • Improved handling of projects without an SD card connected.
  • Rare event where USB audio inputs 3 and 4 were routed directly to the LR tracks has been resolved.
  • Files with both Mix and ISO tracks now consistently import correctly.
  • Imported files now consistently playback at correct speed.
  • Ticking noises that occasionally occurred when playing back imported files containing cue markers have been removed.
  • Sample rate stays consistent between the MixPre and a computer when changing projects without an SD card inserted.
  • LR gain now remains correct after loading a preset with L and R unlinked and set to different gain values.
  • When transitioning between playback and stop, solo'd track remains consistent.
  • All channels of a linked group can be solo'd in the headphone output.
  • Improved USB-A port connectivity.

For MixPre-3, -6, and -10T only:

  • Playback meters now display in Audio projects when meters are set to Off.
  • Custom Mode with Gain set to Basic and Headphones set to Advanced now allows deselecting of all sources in the Headphone Preset matrix.
  • Live audio now returns consistently after playback when device is connected via USB to a computer.

For all M models and Music projects on models with Musician Plugin:

  • The maximum number of cue markers in Music projects has been increased to 99.
  • All tracks are now present after importing non-native files into Music projects.
  • Imported non-native content does not disappear after overdubbing.
  • A lockup no longer occurs if the HP encoder is pressed when viewing an empty History list.

For MixPre-3 and -6 models only:

  • A lockup that occasionally occurred when switching from a battery source to a low USB power source has been resolved.

For MixPre-6 and -10T models only:

  • Linking settings remain correct when switching between Music and Audio projects.
  • Live audio for channels 9 & 10 (on MixPre-10T) and channels 5 & 6 (on MixPre-6) return after playback.

For MixPre-10T only:

  • Timecode generator reset warning no longer appears when booting up in Music projects.
  • Record Trigger setting is now stored across power cycles.

For MixPre-10T and -10M only:

  • In Stop mode, navigation no longer skips between cue marks (on MixPre-10M or in Music projects on the MixPre-10T).

Free SFX from Premium Beat Thu, 08 Nov 2018 09:44:58 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20847@/talks/discussions Ambient Sound


Loudness Wars Wed, 28 Dec 2011 03:47:49 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1847@/talks/discussions (unfortunately full article is for subscribers only)

Other topic on PV -]]>
Anaglyph - Free Binaural VST Plugin Sat, 27 Oct 2018 13:06:15 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20754@/talks/discussions

Cakewalk Platinum is now free and called Cakewalk by Bandlab Wed, 04 Apr 2018 07:43:55 +0000 robertGL 19361@/talks/discussions For what it's worth, Bandlab, whatever that is, is relaunching it.


news here:

link here:

Seems to require registration of a bandlab account

Sound mixing, and matching tracks recorded in different ways Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:46:46 +0000 Brian_Siano 18255@/talks/discussions I'm finalizing a video project, and there's a big issue with our sound recordings.

Here's the background. While shooting, we obviously got camera mike sound for all takes. But we'd rented and used a couple of shotgun mikes with a Tascam recorder for many scenes, and the sound we got from those is marvelous. Obviously, my question is about making the camera mike tracks sound a bit more like the fuller, shotgun-mike tracks. Or vice versa, if that's what's needed.

I'm not much of a sound person, so I'd have to understand the principles involved, and then learn to use the Premiere Pro or Audition tools to accomplish the job. Can anyone point me to some good tutorials that might help?

Novation SL MkIII MIDI Keyboard and Controller Wed, 10 Oct 2018 19:52:19 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20645@/talks/discussions image

  • Deep hardware control & internal eight-track polyphonic pattern-based sequencer
  • Integration with Ableton Live or any other HUI-compatible DAW.
  • MIDI and analog clock and transport controls keep everything running in time
  • Customizable mappings for hardware and software
  • USB; MIDI In, Out, Out 2/Thru; three pedal inputs; Analogue Clock Out; and two CV Pitch, Gate, and Mod outputs can be used to ‘route anything anywhere’
  • SL MkIII’s pads, buttons, eight faders and eight knobs take control of all major music software using InControl
  • The SL MkIII has a high scan rate of 10kHz, giving the keyboard a huge dynamic range for expressive keyboard performance
  • SL MkIII’s velocity-sensitive RGB pads have multiple functions: they can be used for launching clips, as steps in the sequencer, for finger drumming, and the feature polyphonic aftertouch
  • Novation’s Components allows templates and sessions to be backed up and restored in the cloud, enabling access from anywhere in the world. All content can also be saved locally
  • 49-key price is $599.99
  • 61-key price is $699.99

Wavetool - Pro Audio monitoring app Sat, 22 Sep 2018 11:39:49 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20491@/talks/discussions

Wavetool is a professional audio monitoring application for audio engineers. With Wavetool you can quickly find microphones with problems, low battery or no signal. Walk freely around the stage while streaming to your iOS device with the Wavetool Remote app.

iZotope RX7 released Fri, 14 Sep 2018 07:10:03 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20435@/talks/discussions

New In RX 7 Advanced

  • Dialogue Contour - Ever wanted to change the intonation of a re-edited sequence? With RX 7 you can now reshape the intonation of dialogue to rescue or improve a performance, powered by pitch correction tailored to speech and designed to adjust the inflection of words within a phrase.

  • Dialogue De-reverb - iZotope has taken the excellent De-reverb module and produced a version designed to reduce or remove unwanted reverb from dialogue clips using a machine learning based algorithm trained to separate spoken dialogue from reverberant signal content.

  • Pro Tools AudioSuite plug-ins - iZotope has taken some of the processes that could only be used as modules in the standalone version of RX 6 and made them into Pro Tools AudioSuite plug-ins saving you time when fixing production audio by staying within Pro Tools to access features like De-Rustle and Dialogue Isolate.

Multi-channel support - It can now process audio issues that come up in any or every surround channel up to Dolby Atmos 7.1.2.

New In RX 7 Standard

  • Repair Assistant - iZotope has taken the ‘Assistant’ technology, which they have already introduced into Ozone and Neutron to produce what they claim to be an industry-first intelligent repair tool analyses audio to detect defects like noise, clipping and clicks, then offer three processing suggestions, each with three different intensities to help make fixes faster than ever.

  • Music Rebalance - Using a machine learning based algorithm, Music Rebalance performs source separation by identifying vocals, bass, percussion, and other instruments. You can then individually enhance or reduce elements of a stereo audio track, making it possible to adjust a mix when you don’t have access to the multitracks or stems.

  • Remove/Isolate Vocals - iZotope has designed it so you can take push the Music Rebalance module even further to create instrumental versions of songs by removing the vocal elements, or isolate the vocal to prepare a remix when you don’t have access to individual tracks or stems.

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Three models - MODX6, MODX7 & MODX8.


  • AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) sample and synthesis engine
  • FM-X Synth Engine
  • Integrated performance controls include faders and encoders for in-depth control over parameters
  • LCD-Touchscreen 7-Color-Wide-VGA-TFT
  • Waveform-ROM expanded from 741 MB to 5.67 GB
  • 2,370 new Waveforms, 6,347 total in ROM
  • 1 GB Flash-ROM built-in
  • 640 user performances
  • Seamless Sound Switching "SSS" for Performances with up to four Parts
  • 13 dual insert effects (12 Parts + A/D Input)
  • Over 256 preset live set slots, 2,048 User & 2,048 library live set slots
  • 10,239 arpeggios
  • Eight arpeggio Parts simultaneously
  • Eight Scenes per Performance
  • Master keyboard functions for each Performance
  • Multichannel USB Audio Interface, 2-in/10-out