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Nomad Factory updates plugins to v5.0

Nomad Factory has announced a version 5.0 update for all its effect plug-ins for Windows and Mac. Changes in v5.0 All Nomad Factory software AAX 32 & 64-bit compatible with Pro Tools 10.3.6 & Pro … read more

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Numerology 4 is the Deep Modular Sequencer You Didn’t Know You Needed [Mac]

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Numerology is a ray of hope, proof that there’s more than one way to build software for making music live and in the studio. Instead of locking you into yet another multitrack recorder, it’s an open canvas for combining sequencers into note-making machines.

But maybe the idea of using some idiosyncratic modular step-sequencing environment just hadn’t quite won you over. Quietly working away in New Mexico, developer Jim Coker has been working away on a new Numerology to change your mind.

What’s different about this fourth revision? Well, a whole lot of details, but here are the important new developments:

1. It controls hardware.
2. It modulates hardware.
3. It uses your Ableton Push, and its grids let you get away from the computer screen.
4. It has increasingly-powerful sampling and real-time automation.
5. It turns your computer into a ready-to-play library of useful stuff – save stacks of modules (or use pre-built tools), then browse them easily.

In other words, Numerology returns us to some of the things we wanted out of a computer in the first place.

Numerology 4 — sequence + modulate from Five12 on Vimeo.

I’ve just started working with it, but this is for me starting to reach critical mass to devote some time – and, hey, look, it’s wintertime. Ideal. In more detail:

Grid mapping expands from Novation’s Launchpad to Ableton Push, Livid OHM RGB.

Multiple grids run at the same time, which means one might transform rates and key while the other controls notes. You can add per-step probability and accidentals to those grids, too, or play melodies.

Real-time automation lets you record and play looped transformations of your patterns, too, up to 64-beats – via MIDI or OSC.

The multi-panel browser manages module presets, stacks of modules, audio and MIDI files. Drag and drop to make your own stacks, and preview audio right in the browser.

Each stack also gets its own MIDI loop recorder, and you can drag and drop to export, making this a great way to make patterns for Ableton Live, Maschine, and the like.

There’s a smarter sampler: zoom waveforms, use multi-part patches.

32-, 64-bit support in standalone, ReWire, and plug-in (VST, AU, AU MIDI) modes, including Logic Pro X AU MIDI support.

In Pro, you get unlimited undo/redo, plug-in delay compensation and even latency with external instruments, expanded OSC (with Bonjour for zero-configure, automatic networking), and more.

Pro is US$199, Standard (if you don’t need fancy plug-in or OSC support and just want to use MIDI) US$129. Upgrades from Numerology 3 are $39 until December 27th, $49 thereafter.

For the demo and more info:
www.five12.com

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Five12 releases Numerology 4 for Mac

Five12 has announced the release of Numerology 4, a major release of the modular step-sequencing environment for Mac OS X. In addition to numerous modernization and usability improvements, Numerology 4.0 adds several new features that … read more

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MeldaProduction updates MPowerSynth & effect plugins to v8.0.7

MeldaProduction has updated all its effect plugins and MPowerSynth to version 8.07, providing several optimizations, improvements and fixes. MPowerSynth is an extremely versatile synthesizer featuring the best sounding oscillators on the market, the most advanced … read more

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Audio Assault releases Multi Transient plugin

Audio Assault has released Multi Transient, a multi-band envelope shaper plug-in for Windows and Mac. Multi Transient is a powerful tool for tone shaping, control the amount of attack and sustain for every band, including … read more

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Plugin Boutique launches sale on FXpansion Electronic Production Bundle

Plugin Boutique has announced a limited time sale on the Electronic Production Bundle, offering 66% off the bundle of plug-ins from FXpansion. FXpansion Electronic Production Bundle is a unique chance to upgrade your production arsenal … read more

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Cableguys updates FilterShaper to v3.2

Cableguys has released version 3.2 of its FilterShaper filter effect plug-in for Windows and Mac. FilterShaper 3 takes a giant leap into unconventional sound design with two powerful filters, freely editable modulation curves, and an … read more

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112dB updates plug-ins with AAX support

112dB has announced updates for its plug-ins, which now include AAX support. 112dB has updated Redline Reverb, Redline Monitor, Redline Equalizer, Redline Preamp, Big Blue Limiter & Big Blue Compressor. These updates include AAX support … read more

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discoDSP launches Black Sale – 50% off plugins & soundsets

discoDSP has announced the launch of its Black Sale, offering a 50% discount on its products for a limited time. The Black Sale includes discoDSP plug-ins, bundles and soundsets. discoDSP Black Sale discoDSP Bundle (Corona, … read more

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iZotope releases Iris 2 sample-based synthesizer

iZotope has released Iris 2, a sample-based synthesizer instrument that combines the power of a sampler with the flexibility of a modular synth. New features include a robust modulation system, sample pools that can load … read more

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