Good news for the App-a-holics among us. A specific audiostreaming protocol is to come to the iOS platform. It’s named Audiobus.
While formerly the export to the cloud or via iTunes to the Host-PC/Mac was required, now using Audiobus we can stream audio from one app to another. Release date is december, 10th and the pricetag is named with 10US$ according the german tech news Heise.de.
Several apps will immediately receive updates to support Audiobus, among these are:
Funkbox (audio input)
JamUp XT and JamUp Pro XT (efx)
Loopy and Loopy HD (audio input and output)
MultiTrack DAW (audio output)
NLog Midi Synth and NLog Midi Synth Pro (audio input, efx and output)
Rebirth (audio input)
SoundPrism Pro (audio input)
Sunrizer Synth (audio input
More apps supporting the Audiobus protocol to come, as Apple is said to have this protocol officially allowed. For developers an SDK is available. Check the vids for some more insights… enjoy fellas…
Sunrizer thru Echo pad using Audiobus
Using Loopy HD to loop JamUp with FunkBox/SoundPrism Pro
Universal Audio just released a software emulation plugin of the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor for the UAD-Platforms.
Like the hardware version, the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor plug-in offers selection of three distinct output transformers (Nickel, Iron, and Steel) — taking the signal from “clean” to “colored” and “dirty” — as if selecting from the output stages of three distinct classic analog consoles.
Lemme tell you that just sounds jummy. UAD’s marketing dept. just made 100pts on my scale of 0-100 ;-)
Precise emulation of the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor (licensed by Peter Reardon)
Created by the highly trained monkeys at Brainworx, developed for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform
Separate Optical and Discrete (VCA) dynamics sections for two-stage serial dynamics control
Transformer matrix switches between Nickel, Iron, and Steel output transformers — like selecting between 3 distinct vintage console outputs
90Hz sidechain filtering for musical compression of low-frequency program material
Large, accurate VU meters provide Optical, Discrete, or Output gain views
Custom presets created by Peter Reardon
Price and Availability
The Shadow Hills Compressor is part of the just released UAD-Software v6.3.2. Its pricetag is US$299. You can try-before-buy for 14days…
Check UAD’s cave for more information and special offers…
Universal Audio just announced they teamed up with world famous mastering engineer Bob Katz (“Mastering Audio – The Art and the Science“) to release the Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery Plug-in for the UAD-Platforms. K-Stereo allows to enhance the stereo depth and the imaging of mixes.
The patented K-Stereo uses
“elements of the Haas effect and other psychoacoustic principles, the plug-in transparently enhances existing ambience and early reflections without adding artificial reverb or changing the ratio of center elements to side elements.”
ambience recovery and stereo processing tool, (created and patented by Bob Katz)
extracts ambient cues from source material, adding natural depth and width to the stereo field
intended for fixing busy or “narrow” mixes at the mastering stage
3-band Ambience Filter EQ for shaping the effect
Mid/Side gain controls to adjust the center-to-side balance
Left/Right Gain controls for final stereo image balancing and leveling
lots of custom user presets created by Bob himself
The Berlin based company Bitwig has eventually presented some details about their upcoming music software BitwigStudio. Bitwig Studio is targeting at professional and semi-professional musicians for producing and using live.
Features in Version 1.0
In addition to what people would expect like VST support, there seem to be some groundbreaking new features to be coming already in version 1.0:
dual heading for the use of several displays
Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and LINUX support (!!)
working on multiple documents
Upcoming Features After Version 1.0
Bitwig also announced features to be upcoming after version 1.0:
LAN multi-user jamming
multi-user music production via Internet
Native modular synthesizer/effects system
The Bitwig company has been founded by former Ableton developers in 2008. They are located in Berlin/Germany.
Closed Beta Test
Although there is no reliable information at the moment about release dates, you can apply here for a beta test starting soon.
With the advent of Snow Leopard many users have issues installing it onto PC based hardware. Well this is not very curious, since a PC is no Mac. Anyway as Gigabyte motherboards proved to be very close to the original Apple Intel specifications many people decided to buy those boards.
With the release of Snow Leopard DSDT patching seems to have become a must. Installation attempts will most likely fail without it. The intention of this list is to provide comprehensive information on the most used Gigabyte motherboards.
if last character of the model name is a “number” or a “P” (i.e. EP35-DS3 or EP45-DS3P etc.) it means ALC889a audio chipset
if last or penultimate character of the model name is an “L” (i.e. EP35-DS3L or EP45-DS3LR) it means ALC888 audio chipset
if last character of the model name is an “R” (i.e. P35-DS3R or EP45-UD3LR) it means SATA Raid controllers
The P35 or P45 strings in the beginning are fairly self explaining I suppose (P35 always with ICH9 and P45 always with ICH10)
Your Help is Wanted
Weather these rules nor the list above might be 100% accurate. It is only what I found on the net and summarized from the list above.
If you derived a DSDT.aml clean from a BIOS (like using Koalala’s DSDT patcher) and you fixed it for OSX86, you may post it in the comment’s section – don’t forget to tell how much RAM you had while compiling the DSDT.aml (Don’t add individual graphic or wi-fi strings. Just add onboard-devices like onboard-audio and onboard-ethernet.)
If your board is not on the list check Gigabyte’s pages and post the specifications in the comments section below.
If your board is listed but details above are wrong: please post it in the comments section below.
If you know the LAN chipset of the board and it is not listed precisely above (saying Gigabit) please post it in the comments section.
Please always crosscheck with the official Gigabyte specification page for your model (links to your model are included in the BIOS column) before adding a dsdt.aml or anything that could burn your BIOS.