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They started their appeal on November 1st 2013 and when we posted the story yesterday they only had 16 hours to go. At that point they had raised $20,000 but were still $5,000 short and were not optimisitc of reaching of their target.
15 hours to go for the brahma microphone kickstarter project to end, we are at 20000 dollars so we will probably fall short.
Within 8 hours of us posting the story they had reached reached their target and so could progress and in fact at the end they had $28,414 pledged.
They were delighted with the response and tweeted back to Mike….
Thank you to everyone who reached out and helped this small team of entrepeneurs reach their target. We are hoping to review the Brahma microphone as soon as they can get one to us.
Would you like to have a low cost ambisonics mic? If so, you might want to consider signing up to this Kickstarter project for a Brahma Ambisonics mic, but hurry as there isn’t much time as they need $25,000.
Until now ambisonics microphones have been very expensive but if this kickstart project is successful then then it will be possible to get an ambisonics microphone for as little as $649.
Please note - we haven’t tried one of these microphones yet, so cannot vouch for the quality.
On Friday November 29, 2013, Exponential Audio’s new surround reverbs will be available for purchase in the Exponential Audio webstore. These powerful and flexible new plugins are already at work in a number of major facilities and it’s time to turn them loose.
- Phoenixverb Surround $359
- Phoenixverb Surround (upgrade form stereo version) $259
- R2 Surround $459
- R2 Surround (upgrade form stereo version) $349
- Phoenixverb & R2 Surround bundle $659
- Phoenixverb & R2 Surround bundle (upgrade form stereo bundle) $459
You can learn more about them right here, and you’ll be able to download and demo them for yourself as soon as they’re available.
Iosono is pleased to announce the release of Anymix Pro AAX. This surround mixing plug-in is now supporting Avid’s new AAX Native Format, and as you can see in my video Anymix Pro is both a surround panner and a surround upmix plug-in in one plug-in.
Anymix Pro AAX now features support for Avid control surfaces via EUCON (System 5 series), Avid C|24 and ICON. The update also includes new automatable parameters and shortcuts for a better workflow. Katja Lehmann, Marketing Manager for IOSONO says…
“We have received great feedback on Anymix Pro, our users have been especially happy with time saving tools like the distant-dependent feature as well as the high-quality upmixing functions. We’re always trying to incorporate user feedback into our software and so we’re happy to now offer the much awaited AAX support,”
Anymix Pro AAX 64-bit for Mac and Windows is now available for EUR 299,00 in the IOSONO online shop as well as selected distributors.
The update will be free for all existing Anymix Pro customers already using the VST/RTAS version.
Updated on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 7:36AM by Mike Thornton
The move to AAX plug-ins in the post world is going well except for one crucial area - stereo to surround upmixing. Currently there is only one plug-in available and that is the Waves UM225/226 plug-in, but all the big players in the upmix sector seem to be taking their time.
TC Electronic UnWrap
This is probably the most waited for plug-in and as I have discussed before TC Electronic seem to be focussing on their hardware. It seems I am not alone in this concern, on a thread on the DUC started by friend of the site Mike Aiton, Thirerry says this..
Mike takes the Penteo Pro 3 stereo to surround plug-in for a spin around his surround rig to see if it lives up to the claims of being completely downmix compatible. As we can only release videos with stereo audio everything you listen to is the downmix of the plug-ins surround output.
It is currently available in RTAS, VST or AU formats but they are working on an AAX version for Pro Tools 11.
Penteo 3 Pro is available for £675 plus VAT. If you would like to try it for yourself then you can request a free trial.
They have just announced Penteo 3 Touch - all the same functionality as Penteo 3 Pro, but with added multi-touch control that is included with the new Slate Raven MTX Surround console. Watch the video here.
The team at New Audio Technology have been working a a number of ‘3D’ audio solutions and the Spatial Sound Card is great for playing back multi-channel content to the client with a laptop and a pair of headphones or earphones and using the binaural principle to enable the listener to experience surround just by listening through headphones.
“We are just in the process of creating our Plug-In strategy for the future and both AAX (native not DSP) and 64-bit support feature highly.
We also asked about about comments that the UPM-1 puts a heavy load on the computer and they responded…
“We know that the UPM-1 is resource hungry, in the hardware version we are running a dedicated SHARC DSP which is running pretty much flat out. The new version will have some savings but it will never be a lightweight plug-in, great upmixing takes a lot of resources.”
You can see my review on the UPM-1 here, and certainly in the absence of the TC Electronic UnWrap, this is in my opinion one of the best upmixing plug-in around at the moment and it would seem they are across the process hungry issue too. So I am looking forward to the new version of the UPM-1 that I can run on my Pro Tools 11 HDX rig.
We have just added the Schoeps Double MS Tool to our free plug-in database and so I thought it would be could to take a look at it as double MS or MSM is my preferred surround micing technique.
Justin has announced this tease on his Facebook page…
There’s one particular feature I’ve been wanting in a panner since the first time I walked onto a mix stage - and now I finally have it! Stay tuned…
Wonder what it could be?