Steinberg today announced the upcoming release of its audio editing and mastering suite, WaveLab 8, alongside its smaller derivative, WaveLab Elements 8. WaveLab 8 features a brand-new speaker management system, loudness metering and processing, single-window plug-in management, a master control panel, iZotope’s MBIT+ master dither, Voxengo’s CurveEQ, brickwall limiter and tube compressor, SuperClips, metadata support and over 150 improvements to its user interface and comprehensive tool set.
Sony Creative Software has released Sound Forge Pro Mac 1.0, a multichannel audio recording and editing application developed from the ground up on a clean slate for OS X, featuring an elegant interface that redefines the audio editing experience. The application ships with a full suite of audio mastering and repair plug-ins, making it a comprehensive solution for audio professionals who work on the Mac platform.
Rogue Amoeba has released Fission 2, featuring user interface enhancements across the board. The editing workflow is now a snap to learn for new users. Existing users of Fission will be instantly familiar with version 2, but will also enjoy a gorgeous new interface that’s as fast to use as ever.
DSPQ has announced the release of DSP-Quattro version 4. This new major version introduces many important new features and improvements, including a new graphic Cut Editor which offers maximum flexibility performing click-free cut and paste of audio waveforms, allowing you to draw in crossfade curves.
Roland is proud to announce R-MIX, a new audio processing application that gives recording professionals and those just starting out the tools to manipulate a stereo mix audio easily, visually and intuitively in real time. Featuring the newly developed proprietary V-Remastering technology and the highly-acclaimed VariPhrase technology, R-MIX allows you to see the individual components of a stereo mix as color-coded clouds of harmonic matter and to apply effects or center cancel exactly where and as you wish within the mix.
AMG today announced the release of their Beat Producer loop editing and percussion plug-in for musicians, producers, DJs and rappers. Beat Producer offers a range of powerful loop editing features to the computer musician, allows access to AMG’s huge, award-winning libraries and brings together industry standard formats, including REX files, Apple Loops and ACIDized WAV files, in one affordable package.
Apple today announced Final Cut Pro X, a new version of the world’s most popular Pro video editing software which completely reinvents video editing with a Magnetic Timeline that lets you edit on a flexible, trackless canvas; Content Auto-Analysis that categorizes your content upon import by shot type, media and people; and background rendering that allows you to work without interruption. Built on a modern 64-bit architecture, Final Cut Pro X is available from the Mac App Store for $299.99.
Redmatica has announced the release of GBSamplerManager (GBSM), a Mac application for managing, creating and editing instruments for the Sampler Instrument in GarageBand for iPad. Transfer your GarageBand songs from the iPad using iTunes, then drag the songs to GBSamplerManager to manage/edit their Sampler instruments or add new ones. Once you are satisfied, drag your song back to iTunes and transfer to the iPad.