With the announcement of macOS 10.15 Catalina at the WWDC on June 3rd 2019, we how have initial confirmation from Apple about which Mac computers will be supported with macOS Catalina and that macOS 10.15 will be 64-bit only. In this article we provide advice on what to do to prepare for the release of Catalina “in the fall”, as well as looking at the impact of Apple ending native 3rd party codec support and what needs to happen to Avid’s Pro Tools to be ready for Catalina, with an exclusive statement from Avid.
As part of the keynote address in this year’s WWDC, Apple presented a preview of the next macOS 10.15 and it is going to be called Catalina, with new apps, improved accessibility and security, Sidecar so you can use an iPad as a screen with a Mac and Screen Time to help you monitor how long you are looking at a screen.
Back in November 2017 we learnt that Gibson, the then owners of Cakewalk, were ending the development of Cakewalk. Then in early 2018 BandLab Technologies announced that it had purchased the Cakewalk assets an IP and planned to release Cakewalk as a free Windows only DAW. In this article we look at the chequered history and then what has happened to Cakewalk in the last year as a free DAW, with a significant feature list including ARA support.
Synchro Arts is proud to present an update to their flagship product, Revoice Pro. This v.4.1 update, free to all Revoice Pro 4 users, includes many workflow enhancements. Process groups improved Warp workflow, and tighter ARA2 integration with compatible DAWs are just part of what this update brings.
Yesterday it came to light that that four new exploits named ZombieLoad make almost every chip Intel has made since 2011 vulnerable to attacks. ZombieLoad has some similarities to the Meltdown and Spectre bugs which surfaced last year. In this article we have more details on this fast moving story and information on the latest patches and updates available.
At the start of NAB 2019 Blackmagic Design has announced DaVinci Resolve 16. There are a lot of new video related features in Resolve 16 but in this article we will focus on the Fairlight audio features that have been added to Resolve 16,
For quite a while now Windows 10 updates have been automatic with no way to stop them, but Microsoft has just announced that this will change very soon and it will be possible for users to be able to control when Windows 10 gets updated.
Dolby has been quietly building and trialing a new iOS mobile music production app that appears to be pitched at the SoundCloud market although the technology could well have much broader applications for anyone acquiring audio on a smartphone. The program is codenamed “234” measures background noise before you record and then removes it from the recording.
With the recent release of UAD software version 9.8 the team at Universal Audio are now very pleased to announce full support for Mac OS 10.14 also known at Mojave.
The team at Universal Audio are very pleased to announce the latest version of the UAD Software, version 9.8. This includes 3 new plug-ins for us to lust over. The V76 mic preamp is an accurate emulation of a true classic. The Diezel Herbert guitar amp plug-in by Brainworx is a heavy rock powerhouse of an amp emulation and Antares Auto-Tune Realtime Advanced takes real time pitch tracking and correction to a new level.
Soundly have released the latest version of their cloud based sound effects librarian software and have adopted a new version number system. Gone is v2.x and in comes v2019.1 adopting a year and month version numbering system similar to that now used by Avid.
Congratulations to Synchro Arts who have been recognised for their innovation in automated sound conformation with a 2018 Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering, which honours excellence in engineering creativity that are significant or innovative in nature because they materially affect the transmission, recording or reception of television.
There have been reports that some Windows 10 Pro users have found that that their correctly licensed installations are being deactivated. We have the full story.
We announced that Nectar 3 from iZotope was coming in November. Just 2 days into November and it’s here. Nectar 3 has undergone a complete redesign, iZotope have added 5 new modules as well as having improvements to the other modules for a total of twelve vocal processing modules. Nectar 3 now comes with Celemony’s Melodyne 4 essential time and pitch correction. Check out what it can do.
Russ revisits the concept of software subscription plans and considers both sides of the argument.
At the time of creating this article, the latest version of MacOS, named after the western desert, Mojave is due to be released out of it’s beta state and hit our upgrade boxes any day now. While at present, no versions of Pro Tools are supported by Mojave some of us Mac users (yes I still call myself one of those) will be fooled into upgrading. Some of us will wildly click YES to an on screen message just to get the box out of the way of that email we are writing (we have all done it). However, a time will come when we do actually choose to update to MacOS 10.14.x (Mojave), so here are some steps from Tom Nelson at the OWC Blog that you could take to make the path to MacOS enlightenment an easier one.
With the release of macOS Mojave today, in this article we are sharing up to date information, as we get it from brands and the community, about what pro audio applications and plug-ins that do and don't work with macOS Mojave 10.14 as well as other related issues which affect pro audio users. This article will be constantly updated as the information and compatibility status changes.
Synchro Arts has launched Revoice Pro 4, which they claim to be the ultimate toolbox for timing and pitch adjustment, with over 70 new features and improvements over the previous version.
A few days ago we reported that we'd been given a demo of what is possible with ARA2. Since then we've been asked to try and get a video to share. With the kind permission of Synchro Arts we have managed to get hold of a short video showing ARA2 in action, after watching it we think you will be excited if your DAW is ARA2 ready, this includes Studio One, Logic Pro X, and REAPER or you'll be demanding it be part of DAWs like Pro Tools and trying to get it to the top of your favourite DAW's most requested feature list.
As you may know, Steven and the team at Slate Digital have released their latest module for the Slate Virtual Mix Rack (VMR). The FG-A module is a 4 band EQ modelled after a very famous and popular 3 band American EQ, the API 550A. In this Mix Test, we take a look and listen to how you can use the FG-A along with other VMR modules and Slate Digital plug-ins to create a hard-hitting heavy rock mix.