Audreio AU is a 64-Bit Audio Unit plug-in designed to stream full-bandwidth audio from computer to computer, or to an iOS device running Audreio iOS, or vice versa, as long as they’re connected to the same local network — even wirelessly. The plug-in corrects for differing sample rates and stereo/mono on the fly, and since the streaming of uncompressed audio over Wi-Fi can be tricky, it includes a control for adjusting latency at the expense of audio quality. On the iOS side, Audreio is compatible with Inter-App Audio (IAA) and therefore, also with AudioBus2 which supports IAA. It’s available now for $4.99 and requires iOS 7 or later. Audreio AU for OS X will be released in the second week of April for $19.95. Pre-orders are $14.95.
Jünger Audio and Flux:: are pleased to announce Level Magic for the first time in a software format. Level Magic is both a real time and offline loudness measurement, correction and management processor, designed for the global broadcast and media industry. The Jünger Audio algorithm is the “special sauce” here. It’s highly adaptive and requires minimal adjustments by the user. The result is audio compliant with the selected standard (EBU R128, ATSC A/85, ARIB TR-B32, FREE TV OP-59 or Portaria 354) but free of any unwanted artifacts such as pumping, breathing or distortion. Level Magic is available now in a stereo version for $860, or in a 5.1 version for $1190. It requires OS X 10.7 or later, a DAW supporting AU, VST, AAX or AAX AudioSuite plug-ins, and either an iLok or a Flux:: USB Dongle, sold separately.
PSP MasterQ2 is the successor of PSP MasterQ, the versatile “FAT” double sampling equalizer plug-in from PSPaudioware. PSP MasterQ2 is more than just a mastering EQ. It adds color and character controls, lending it to deeper creativity in both mastering and mixing. In addition to its powerful filters, PSP MasterQ2 offers a selection of limiting and soft-clipping algorithms to help shape your signal and keep it from digitally peaking. It’s also 64-bit compatible now, so users of MasterQ can finally upgrade and rejoice. PSP MasterQ2 is available now for $149, with a special introductory price of $99 until April 1. Registered users of other PSP plug-ins can get an additional discount up to a 48%. Log in to see your final price. Requires OS X 10.6 or later and a host DAW supporting AU, VST, RTAS or AAX plug-ins.
AudioThing has released Frostbite, a multi-effect plugin featuring Ring Modulator, Feedback, and Freeze modules. The Ring Modulator multiplies your input signal with a sine wave to create metallic textures. The Feedback module features a delay function which can be modulated by an LFO. The Freeze module can hold the input in time, up to 25 seconds worth, with Fade Out and High Pass controls. Frostbite is aimed at ambience and cinematic music, but these modules also be combined in extreme ways for truly off-the-wall effects. Frostbite is available now for $42, with an intro price of $34. Requires OS X 10.6.8 or later and a DAW that supports VST, AU, or AAX plug-ins.
Applied Acoustics Systems Strum GS‐2 is a complete redesign of its acoustic guitar emulating predecessor, with updated synthesis and strumming engines, a streamlined UI, a new equalizer and compressor module, a new multi-effect processor, and native 64-bit operation. Strum GS‐2 also features an all-new factory library including nylon and steel acoustic guitars of various sizes, both in natural and production-ready configurations. Strum GS‐2 is available now for $199, with an intro price of $149 until April 28. Upgrades from Strum Acoustic GS-1, Strum Electric GS-1, and Strum Acoustic Session start at $39. Requires OS X 10.6 or later, a mere 70 MB of free hard drive space, and an AU, VST, RTAS or AAX plug-in compatible DAW when not running in stand-alone mode.