Sonoris launches new version of DDP Creator authoring solution

Sonoris DDP CreatorSonoris has introduced a major upgrade of DDP Creator, the company’s stand-alone cross-platform disk description protocol (DDP) authoring application. Now boasting even

Sensomusic launches Usine HollyHock 3

Sensomusic Usine Hollyhack 3Olivier Sens and the Sensomusic team have announced Usine HollyHock 3, a new version of the professional modular audio, video, and DMX

Avid announces availability of Avid NEXIS delivering unrivalled performance, scalability & Pro Tools support

Avid NexisAvid has announced the availability of Avid NEXIS, the world’s first and only software-defined storage platform for media. Powered by the MediaCentral

Cableguys are showing some amazing tips for their shaper plugins

Cablesguys are one of the more interesting purveyors of plug-ins out there, and they’ve been showing off some interesting stuff with their lineup.

These things can be a bit hard to describe, just in theory – okay, so you’ve got VolumeShaper and TimeShaper, which shape … volume .. and … time.

But in practice, you begin to see some really compelling possibilities coming out of this approach and user interface.

With VolumeShaper, one recent plug-in, you can take hi-hats out of an existing loop (meaning this is also a must-have plug-in for remixes, for example).

TimeShaper can be used for special effects, like faking vinyl scratch-style effects without using vinyl.

Their YouTube channel, fairly quiet for some time, has been popping with new plug-in tutorials. See here:

And you can try some free trials of each of these tools. I remember watching these developers way back with their first MidiShaper years ago. It’s great to see how they’ve evolved.


VolumeShaper 5


The post Cableguys are showing some amazing tips for their shaper plugins appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Celebrate the Summer of Love with AmpStamp v1.3

Celebrate With AmpStampThe Musicology Group has updated its AmpStamp app for iOS. Version 1.3 comes with new amps, fx and cabinets, as well as

Someone tried redesigning Ableton Live, and he’s getting lots of attention

Ableton Live’s dominance over a lot of workflows is unparalleled. But the software itself is looking long in the tooth. There are clearly some features long in coming, and despite some updates, the UI is still largely unchanged since the software’s debut over a decade and a half ago. That’s good in some ways, but it means the software can be clunky on modern displays and in certain use cases.

It says something about the love for the software that UI/UX designer Nenad Milosevic would create a deep redesign project, spec, just for the heck of it.

If Nenad’s redesign demonstrates anything, it may be to prove just how hard a redesign is. But the results are nothing if not interesting, even if you wouldn’t necessarily want to replace Ableton Live with this UI. Especially compelling, Nenad did extensive polling to determine what features mattered and how they would look. So the results have some ideas in them, and reflect a bit of what the Ableton user base imagines they’d like a future version of the software to look like.


Personally, I really like the colors, and would love someone to implement a skin of this. (It’s not a skin yet. Anyone?)

And yeah, the similarity to Bitwig Studio is unmistakable.

This is a telling line, too: “I didn’t blindly follow what Live users said in surveys I conducted. Because 1. what users assume they need do not necessarily align with what they really need. 2. I didn’t conduct usability testing to see what actually needs fixing and how users behave.”

But even if it’s not practical to expect anything of this project, I think UI buffs will find it entertaining, and Nenad did a lot of lovely work. It also speaks to the appetite for a new generation of Ableton Live software that this story has been all over the Web.

Check it out, along with other design goodies:

I will meanwhile wait for the real thing, as I don’t necessarily see anything here I’d want to use, personally. A new skin would be cool, though.

The post Someone tried redesigning Ableton Live, and he’s getting lots of attention appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

ARC System 2.5 will offer greater accuracy and new MEMS microphone

IK Multimedia ARC 2.5IK Multimedia has announce that ARC System 2.5 with a new MEMS microphone will be available for shipping in July 2017. Version

Nuendo 8 post-production software now available

Steinberg Nuendo 8Steinberg has released the latest version of its advanced audio post-production system after first announcing Nuendo 8 at the Game Developer Conference

FA-07 Music Workstation with 76-note velocity-sensitive keyboard

Roland FA 07 Music WorkstationRoland has expanded its FA Music Workstation series with an all-new keyboard model plus a Version 2.0 system update for the entire

M-Audio launches M-Track 2X2 all-in-one computer-based recording package

M Audio M Track 2X2 Vocal Studio Pro featM-Audio has announced the introduction of its new M-Track 2X2 Vocal Studio Pro computer-based recording package. This all-in-one solution combines the M-Track