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Our friends at Zynaptiq have released another ‘out of the box’ plug-in. Originally developed by audio processing pioneers Prosoniq, the team at Zynaptiq have taken the original Prosoniq MORPH and and zynaptified it, porting it to all platforms, enhancing the existing algorithm, adding a whole bunch of new features to create Zynaptiq MORPH v2.
What is Zynaptiq MORPH 2?
MORPH 2 is a real-time plug-in for structural audio morphing, the sonic equivalent of one object slowly changing its shape to become a different object - for example, one face becoming another. Super-charged with a selection of 5 different morphing algorithms, a stunningly clean formant shifter as well as a lush reverb that seems to extend sounds much like some highly revered vintage hardware boxes, MORPH 2 opens up a whole new universe of sounds to explore. Create seamless morphing transitions, new hybrid sounds that combine aspects of existing ones, physically impossible instruments, the furthest-out creature and robot voices, talkbox-esque effects and other outrageously unique new sounds. Watch the trailer video to get some ideas of what MORPH 2 can do.
New Features In MORPH 2
- Now supports AAX Native (incl. AS), RTAS, VST and AU formats on Mac OS X & Windows.
- New INTERWEAVE, TIGHT, CLASSIC (Low-Latency) and INTERWEAVE (Low-Latency) morphing algorithms.
- Increased resolution for the original CLASSIC Morph 1.x algorithm.
- New high-quality Formant-Shifter.
- New Amplitude Sensitivity and Complexity parameters for more detailed control of the morphing process.
- New seamless control of reverb parameters.
- New Damping parameter for the reverb section.
- Re-designed signal flow in the mixer section.
- New preset manager.
- New, super-slick user interface.
- Now uses PACE EDEN copy protection for Machine or iLok 2-based authorization.
Zynaptiq Pricing & Upgrades
- If you are new to MORPH then the price is $179
- If you have purchased MORPH AU on or after October 1st, 2014, you’ll get a free upgrade to version 2.
- If you have purchased MORPH AU from Zynaptiq or Prosoniq before October 1st, you can upgrade to version 2 for USD 89 / EUR 99 (incl. 19% VAT).
- For a limited time: If you have a license for a legacy Prosoniq Morph version, such as the discontinued MORPH VST or MORPH RTAS, you can upgrade to Zynaptiq MORPH 2.0 for USD 89 / EUR 99 (incl. 19% VAT).
Waves have added some more plug-ins to the March special offers.
Manny Marroquin Signature Series
Watch as Russ takes a look at the Waves Manny Marroquin plug-in series and gives an extended show and tell and let’s you know what he thinks. Then in another video he takes a mix and uses the Waves Manny Marroquin plug-ins to add more bottom end to a kick, density to a snare, mash up a backbeat, add interest to a synth and tighten up a synth bass.
Hiss happens. So does hum, computer noise, and any number of unwanted sonic artifacts. Try Z-Noise, and hear them disappear. Z-Noise features real-time noise profiling, innovative transient preservation, and increased low-frequency resolution, Z-Noise truly is a revolution in noise reduction.
For the rest of March you can get the Waves Z-Noise plug-in for just $129 instead of $500.
In the last of three videos looking at ways to use the Waves MaxxBass, Renaissance Bass and Lo Air plug-ins in audio post production, Mike Thornton shares how to get the best out of the Waves LoAir plug-in.
For the rest of March you can get the Waves LoAir plug-in for just $49 instead of $100.
Waves CLA Vocals
“The most important part of any song is the vocals. The CLA Vocals plug-in makes this part of mixing an absolute joy. I have taken the very best settings which I use in my everyday mixes and crafted them into this chain. It works great on all styles of singers and, best of all, they will want that sound every time! You also get three flavors of the top six effects you need: the right amount of bass, treble, compression, reverb, delay, and chorusing/doubling.” so says Chris Lord-Alge.
For the rest of March you can get the Waves CLA Vocals plug-in for just $49 instead of $150.
Waves Renaissance Axx
Although engineered especially for guitar, Renaissance Axx is the ideal compressor for musicians and engineers who need to dial in dynamic levels quickly on all kinds of audio. With its three controls, Renaissance Axx features a fixed ratio curve, automatic release value, and an output limiter to prevent clipping.
For the rest of March you can get the Waves Renaissance Axx plug-in for just $39 instead of $100.
Check out the Waves Specials page for all the March offers and snap up a bargain.
Claudine Ohayon is an Emmy award-winning producer, actress and voice-over artist, who has appeared in countless commercials and network promos. In this video, from our friends at Sonnox, Claudine talks about recording/mixing at home, and discusses her favourite mic and plug-ins. Learn more about the world of voiceover artists and how they work with this video from Sonnox.
In this extended review Russ takes a look at the Waves REDD Abbey Road console emulation plug-in. The REDD consoles, custom-designed, built by and named for Abbey Road Studios’ in-house Record Engineering Development Department were renowned for their silky smooth EQ curves, extraordinary warmth and lush stereo imagery.
Waves REDD Only $89 For One Day
Today as part of their new weekend deals where Waves offer 3 plug-ins on Saturday and three different plug-ins on Sunday Waves are offering the REDD plug-in for just $89 instead of the normal $250. If you want to take advantage of this deal you must do it today, don’t delay.
Sunday Sound Effects Round Up - Hiss And A Roar, A Sound Effect, Sound Collectors Club, Foley Collection, Tonstrum
Hiss And A Roar Announce Next Library - Swish Two
Tim Prebble is in the midst of recording his next library called Swish Two which will be a new library of natural dopplers, whooshes and useful organic and unprocessed elements for movement sound design. So far he has been recording (interior and exterior) with a collection of umbrellas, aerofoils, flags, fishing rods, tea towels, feather dusters, aerials, branches, rubber sheeting, Japanese fans, leather jacket, golf clubs and slingshot projectiles.
But here is where you can help, what hasn’t he though of yet? Tim is asking for your help and is offering a free copy of Swish Two. All you have to do is send him your ideas and if it isn’t already on the list & your idea makes it into the library he will reward you with a free copy of the entire library!
The Secret Of Sound - Behind The Scenes Of Shaun The Sheep
A Sound Effect posted this video from Into Film Clubs which takes a cheerful look at the sound design, foley and music for the Shaun The Sheep movie, featuring Into Film’s young reporter Jess, and Supervising Sound Editor Adrian Rhodes, Foley Editor Julien Pirrie and many more. Its a great video especially when you want to explain film sound to children.
How To Record Extremely Loud Things
Recently Randy Coppinger interviewed Sound effects gurus Chuck Russom and Michael Raphael for the A Sound Effect blog on recording loud things well. Randy explains…
With the release of Waves Tracks Live many people have downloaded the software and thus far the reception has been overwhelmingly positive. I’d already looked at the features and made a quick test recording but how does it perform in its intended role - live multitrack capture? I tried it this week and I have to say its very, very good.
Find out how I got on.
Our friends at Sound Radix are offering their plug-in Pi, a Phase Interaction Mixer to minimize frequency cancellations in the DAW summing process, at 60% off for just $99 from today until March 28th 2015.
Here’s what they say about it:
Pi is an innovative, multi-channel phase interactions mixer plug-in engine for Mac and PC that works to improve the summing of a DAW or a mixer. Pi dynamically minimizes frequency cancellations between instruments within the mix, improves mono compatibility and brings back the lost depth and focus lost when overlapping frequencies collide.
Go offer to the Sound Radix store and snap up a Pi.
In a round-up of legacy content relating to the letter P, the first on the list is the pencil tool. While not the most glamorous feature of Pro Tools, or the newest, its easy to overlook just how useful it is. I recall talking to a producer friend several years ago. He was a Cubase user trying out Pro Tools. He had a click in some audio and wanted to remove it. He asked where the sample editor was. I simply zoomed in, drew out the click with the pencil tool and zoomed out. He was impressed. For all our berating Avid for the things which are wrong with Pro Tools, its easy to overlook the things which are right. Find more on the pencil tool here.
Would you like to know how Waves Renaissance Bass works and how you can use it in both music and audio post contexts?
Renaissance Bass In Music
In this free tutorial Russ gives a quick show and tell to explain the principle behind the Waves Renaissance Bass and gives some application examples - the magic is not when your music is loud but when it’s quiet.
Renaissance Bass In Post
Mike produced a series of three post oriented video tutorials looking at all three ‘bass’ plug-ins from Waves, MaxxBass, Lo Air and in this video Renaissance Bass.
If you like what you can do with Renaissance Bass then hop over to the Waves Specials page today as for one day only they are offering Renaissance Bass for just $39 as part of their new weekends deals they are offering 3 deals on Saturday and three deals on Sunday.
There’s a saying I learnt from my Dad, in business profit is what you don’t spend.
Building an audio business is a costly affair, both in terms of the building and the gear. It’s depressing sometimes walking into gorgeous studios that are making no money they have the desk, the rooms, the mics but the profits are not covering all the expense.
The problem is that often we need to invest to get the work and sometimes it is for just a single project. It can feel like a catch 22, but there are ways to grow your studio business without spending as much money.
Here are 8 ways To build a successful audio business without wasting money.