Pro Tools 8 Announced By Digidesign

Digidesign has just announced that the upcoming release of Pro Tools 8, which includes features and updates such as new plugins, five new virtual instruments, along with additional scoring MIDI, editiing, and mixing capabilities. There’s no final word on when we can expect the update, but this appears to be pretty significant for those considering … Read more

Rough Rider Compressor by Audio Damage (Free Download)

Audio Damage has announced the release of their "vintage" style Rough Rider compressor. "Perfect for adding compression effects to your drum buss, it also sounds great with synth bass, clean guitar, and backing vocals. Definitely not an all-purpose compressor, Rough Rider is at its best when used to add pump to rhythmic tracks." It’s a … Read more

Cubase 4.5 + Cubase Studio Released by Steinberg

The latest version 4.5 of Steinberg Cubase and Cubase Studio has been released with a number of changes including advanced integration of Steinberg hardware, Improved support of Yamaha hardware, and VST Sound, (makes the entire process of finding and working with any form of media file including audio, loops, VSTi presets, videos, MIDI parts and … Read more

Reaper 2.45 Updated w/ Many Improvements

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That’s right production fans… the latest version of Reaper has been released with a laundry list of added features and bug fixes including Solo in Front, mute fades, multimedia keyboard key support, MIDI note folding, and more.  For those looking for a viable Windows/Mac DAW alternative, the $50 reduced price licensing fee certainly can’t be beat.

Enjoy more screenshots after the jump, then head over the the Cockos website for more info regarding the update.

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Antares Auto-Tune Evo + Vocal Studio Updated

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Just when you thought it was safe to turn the radio back on again, Antares goes and releases Auto-Tune Evo, the latest update for their now infamous pitch correction software. You can be sure that T-Pain, Lil Wayne, and legions of R&B and pop star wannabes are jumping for joy at the thought of bathing their vocals in the magic dust of Auto Tune.

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Propellerhead Releases Free Bob Moog Inspired Refill

To show support and respect for synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog, Propellerhead has compiled and released a free refill for all registered Reason 4 owners. Industry pro’s (and Reason experts), Craig Anderton, Mark Vail and Gordon Reid donated their best Moog-style patches, built using Reason’s Thor synthesizer. The intent is to shed some light onto the … Read more

Celemony Direct Note Access Concepts & Development

Remember a while back when we almost lost our minds at the first mention of Direct Note Access?  This time Melodyne inventor Peter Neubacker talks about polyphonic audio material and the development of Direct Note Access technology.  Here Neubacker gives a demo and in-depth explanation of the concepts behind the groundbreaking technology.