Plugin Alliance and Accusonus have released ERA-D, a utility plug-in that can analyze and remove both noise and reverberation at the same time. The product of years of R&D and more than 30 scientific papers and technology book chapters, ERA-D solves previously unsolvable problems and can salvage previously unsalvageable audio. ERA-D’s patented technology (US 9,060,052) is also the first to analyze information from multiple microphones, if available, to better recognize and suppress background noise. All this comes with an intuitive interface that promises great results in less time. ERA-D is available now for $299. It requires OS X 10.7 or later and an AU, VST or AAX Native plug-in host.
Audified is proud to announce availability of Audiffex inTone 2, a multichannel effects processor, software mixing console, virtual instruments host, and flexible multitrack zonal player. inTone 2 can be a simple jamming tool as well as a sophisticated playback machine. It’s a live production mixer that processes multiple audio inputs with studio-quality effects plug-ins. It plays audio files and allows users to play virtual instruments while changing tracks, effects, or instrument configurations in next to no time. Every track in inTone 2 features eight audio effect slots. 36 effects are included, ranging from dynamic effects to EQs, amp simulations to filters, and more. inTone 2 is available now for $49 via the Audified website or the Mac App Store. inTone 2 Solo, a light version, is free. Both require OS X 10.8 or later, including OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
Sugar Bytes has released Obscurium, a generative synthesizer and “timbral organism” that eats scales, chords, and synthesis, producing interesting new sounds with a gorgeous UI. You can freely change and swap all parameters and motion lanes in the 32-step sequencer, leading to hundreds of new sounds from the init preset. This can generate unique and surprising sequences in a matter of a few clicks. With its VST hosting feature, you can host any of your sound generator plug-ins inside Obscurium to create fresh sounds. Sugar Bytes Obscurium is available now for $99. It requires OS X 10.6.7 or higher, a 2 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM, and an AU, VST, RTAS or AAX plug-in host application.
Summer NAMM 2015 — One day after making the last Plug-Out emulation available as a DAW plug-in, Roland has introduced the System-1 Software Synthesizer, a plug-in version of the System-1 synth itself. Roland’s unique Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology can be used for more than just simulations of their classic keyboards. System-1 is, in its own right, a dual oscillator synth, with sub and noise, super-saw and super-square waves, FM synthesis, cross modulation, -12 dB and -24 dB filter types with independent high-pass filters, arpeggiator, and tempo-sync’d LFO and effects. For System-1 hardware owners, the software provides advanced editor/librarian functions and total DAW integration. The Roland System-1 Software Synthesizer is available now for $195, with an intro price of $145 until August 6. It requires OS X 10.8.5 or later, an Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better, an Internet connection for activation, and an AU or VST plug-in host. Note: If Roland releases the TR-8 as a plug-in, excessive drool may delay posting of that news item.
Summer NAMM 2015 — Roland introduced the first Plug-Out Software Synthesizer, a recreation of their classic SH-101, one year ago for their Aira System-1 keyboard. Now, the SH-101 is available as an AU and VST plug-in on the Mac. The SH-101 Plug-Out Software Synthesizer is a complete reproduction of the iconic SH-101, right down to the fine details and odd quirks that make it one of the most popular synthesizers of all time. Of course, full Plug-Out support means you can use System-1 as a dedicated controller and even use the SH-101 without your Mac. It’s your choice. The SH-101 Plug-Out Software Synthesizer is available now for $145. It requires OS X 10.8.5 or later and an AU or VST plug-in host, or a Roland Aira System-1 keyboard.