AES 2018 is in full swing at the Javits Convention Centre in New York. Here is a round up of some of the product announcement which have caught our attention thus far.
Sound Radix Auto Align Post Update
Sound Radix has announced new features in this free update for existing owners of Auto-Align Post:
VST3-ARA2 and AU-ARA2 support
The ability to collapse the GUI to a small size only having the essential controls
Sound transparency is further improved
Minor graphics and bug fixes and optimisations.
Nugen Loudness Kit Toolkit 2.8
Nugen announce Loudness Toolkit 2.8 - a major update to their loudness bundle. Existing owners of their loudness tools receive an exclusive opportunity to complete their bundles with 50% off each product they add on.
Measurement & correction
All major specifications - including Netflix best practice
True Peak limiting
Log file documentation
DynApt dynamics adaptation included
Native Instruments Kontakt 6
Version 6 of Kontakt brings:
Three new instruments for the KONTAKT library, offering pristine, contemporary sound in a creative and streamlined interface
Wavetable synthesis module: Build hybrid instruments for entirely new sounds
Enhanced effects: Even more effects for your creations, for greater expression and realism
Creator Tools: New standalone application dedicated to improving the library creation and editing process.
UJAM Virtual Bassist
UJAM Instruments, the makers of excellent Virtual Guitarist and Drummer instruments, are announcing their new Virtual Bassist product line of instrument plug-ins (VST, AU, AAX), with the three titles Royal, Rowdy and Mellow available for pre-order.
All three products are available for pre-order starting October 17th, 2018 at a special pre-order price of 99€/$ (129€/$ MSRP), the bundle sells for 199€/$ (387€/$ MSRP) only on ujam.com Virtual Bassist will be officially released on December 17th, 2018.
e-instruments Electric W
e-instruments release Session Keys Electric W – an exquisitely sampled electric piano for Kontakt, based on a genre-defining piano legend.
Session Keys Electric W combines authentic sound, flexible operation, and unique controls to make it feel like you’re playing the real thing, producing sounds you wouldn’t imagine were created electronically.
API 2448 Console
Designed to the same standard of excellence as the 1608, Legacy AXS and Vision consoles, API proudly announces the debut of the new 2448 Recording Console. The 2448 offers a powerful and impressive feature set including Dual Inputs on each channel, Stereo Returns and optionally, API's new cross-platform Final Touch fader automation system. The 2448 expands API's powerful line of world-class analog recording consoles and continues API's nearly 50 year legacy of combining functionality and reliability with the unmistakable warmth of the API sound.
TC Electronic DVR250-DT
DVR250-DT is a groundbreaking reverb unit, that brings the iconic EMT 250 Electronic Reverberator to your DAW. With its original fusion of hardware and software features, it captures the amazing sound and unique tactile controls of the world’s first commercial reverb box. Super easy and creative to mix with, DVR250-DT will add a smooth and funky vintage air to any project.
Rupert Neve Designs 5211
The 5211 is the natural evolution of what is arguably the most famous gear in audio recording history: Rupert Neve’s microphone preamps. With two channels of the classic tone you know and love, 72dB of gain, sweepable high-pass filters for precise control, and the power of Mr. Rupert Neve’s dual-tap transformers with variable Silk saturation, the 5211 delivers a versatile, flattering, and uncompromising front end for any signal path.
Genelec High-SPL Smart Active Monitors
Genelec recently announced the global launch of two new high-SPL Smart Active Monitors – the two-way S360A, and the 7382A subwoofer. Both models are ideal for any professional application that demands high acoustic power or listening at a distance – from large immersive setups in post-production studios or film mixing stages to play-live monitoring in music production, EDM playback or premium home theaters.