Tech: New Products, May 2011

May 1, 2011 9:00 AM

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Education Guide

Mix is gearing up to present its longstanding annual Audio Education Guide in its November 2014 issue. Want to have your school listed in the directory, or do you need to update your current directory listing? Add an image, program description, or a logo to your listing! Get your school in the Mix Education Guide 2014.

AUDIOKINETIC WWISE 2011.1
Audiokinetic has released the latest version of Wwise (2011.1; free to registered users of Wwise), which focuses on performance and offers workflow enhancements, new features and bug fixes. The update supports portable systems such as iOS (iPhone and iPad) and the previously announced Nintendo 3DS™. Other features include an enhanced voice-limiting system, the addition of Solo and Mute buttons, convolution reverb EQ, multi-editor improvements, List view, configurable sound-bank log severities, run-time authoring and more.

IN THE CLOUD
SmartSound Software
introduces an innovative Cloud-based music-customization service. The first Web service to provide music track customization online, Quicktracks gives SmartSound users complete creative control over the company’s extensive royalty-free music library directly from the Website. Any user can quickly and easily adjust the length, arrangement and mix of the music to fit their needs in just seconds, right at the Website, and then simply download the finished track for their project.

Offering a production, collaboration and back-end sales pipeline, Indaba Music is an all-in solution featuring the Mantis online DAW, a library comprising 10,000 clips and networked sessions. The Website’s social-networking component offers connectivity for individuals, groups and artists-in-residence who may be contacted for collaboration across a range of projects and contests. Pricing is free for limited features and storage; $5 per month for the Pro level, which gives you your own iTunes store, 5GB storage, partner discounts and unlimited contests and opportunities; or $25 per month for the Platinum level, which includes 50 songs on iTunes, 50GB storage and more.

Burn Studios features a simple drag-and-drop online production interface called Audiotool. It offers the ability to create a studio environment with mixers, drums, synths, effects and processors. Users can browse and collaborate with other registered creators who have dropped their compositions on the site or post their own tracks from scratch. Social-networking components include Burn-Studios Radio and a blog, plus Twitter and Facebook sites.

Soundnation is an online music-creation application featuring a loop library, virtual instruments, real-time effects, automation, and audio recording and editing. Users can upload personal sounds into their Soundnation “cloud account” and network with others via the blog, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Prices range from free to $99 per year.






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