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iZotope Announces Ozone 5 and Ozone 5 Advanced

Ozone 5 Advanced to Debut at 131st AES Show in New York, NY.

AES – New York, New York – Booth 361 (October 20, 2011) – iZotope, Inc., a leading innovator in digital audio signal processing, announces new product Ozone 5 Advanced as well as Ozone 5, an update to its critically-acclaimed software mastering suite. An exclusive preview of Ozone 5 Advanced will be available at the iZotope AES Booth 361 throughout the show.

“Whether you’re a musician, engineer, or mastering pro, Ozone 5 lets you master music and other audio simply and efficiently,” says Nick Dika, iZotope Senior Product Manager. “Ozone 5 is the biggest update we’ve ever offered, with improvements that will appeal to Ozone experts and new users alike. Ozone 5 Advanced is designed to set a new industry standard for mastering tools. Advanced includes many exclusive features, and offers mixing and mastering engineers an even higher level of flexibility, precision and control.” more

Aerosmith and Producer Jack Douglas Use Endless Analog’s CLASP™ on Sessions for Upcoming Album

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— Aerosmith’s new album, the first in eight years, will feature a rich analog sound made possible with the use of CLASP™ (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) —

NASHVILLE, TN, October 6, 2011 — Excitement among fans is electric at the news that Aerosmith is hard at work on their 14th studio album, set to be released in May 2012. It is a testament to the band’s legacy as one of the greatest bands in the world that each new Aerosmith album release is still such a huge event. Fans have been clamoring for a new set of material since 2001’s Just Push Play and 2004’s bluesy covers album Honkin’ on Bobo, and the sessions for the new record are rendering something very special – something that producer Jack Douglas is calling “raw” and “nasty.” Aerosmith’s decision to again collaborate with Douglas, who helmed sessions for the band’s classic 1970s LP’s Get Your Wings, Toys in the Attic and Rocks, indicates that the band is trying to capture an old-school, classic vibe on the new set. Helping Douglas, engineer Warren Huart and the band achieve the right sound is Endless Analog ’s CLASP™ (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) system, which uniquely integrates analog tape into the digital audio workstation environment. Together, they have all become huge CLASP devotees, and in fact they are using four CLASP units on the sessions. more

iZotope Software Compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

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iZotope is proud to announce that its software is compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). iZotope is committed to continued support of Apple’s latest operating system and has updated their knowledge base articles to provide the necessary information to customers interested in updating to Lion. As with any OS update, we strongly recommend ensuring you host software is fully supported before proceeding with this update.

For more information on iZotope products, please visit www.izotope.com.

Metropolis Group Adds Oxford Limiters & EQS to all 10 Suites

miles-showell-metropolis.jpgOXFORD, UK: Europe’s largest independent mastering facility, The Metropolis Group, has purchased a significant package of 10 Sonnox Oxford Limiters and 10 Oxford EQs. Sonnox Sales & Marketing Manager Nathan Eames reports, the substantial plug-in acquisition was vetted by Metropolis Group Technology Development Manager, Crispin Murray. “We test drove a good number of plug-ins, and Sonnox were the ones that everyone seemed to come back to,” Murray said. “Because they were the most transparent of all we tried, they are now installed in all ten of our mastering suites.”

Mastering engineer Miles Showell comments, “Transparency is particularly important with loudness. I don’t think we’re mastering any louder than we used to. We won’t go down the ‘level at all costs’ route, but you do need to compete. If your stuff isn’t loud enough, clients will just go elsewhere. It’s better that we do it as cleanly as possible, rather than just smash the hell out of something, to get it loud. The Oxford Limiter is the cleanest one we have. I use it on probably 85% of my work and have come up with a setting with a slight tape compression feel to it, which makes things sound really nice. more

Jünger Audio Expands *AP Family of Audio Processors with Two New Additions for IBC 2011

Audio Loudness and dynamics specialist Jünger Audio is using the IBC platform to launch two powerful new additions to its range of LEVEL MAGIC™ processors. These new units form part of an expanding family of products that began with the launch of the Award-winning T*AP TV Audio Processor at NAB 2010.

The first unit, the D*AP LM2, is a two-channel Digital Audio Processor incorporating Version II of Jünger Audio’s renowned LEVEL MAGIC™ algorithm, which is compliant with all current broadcast audio loudness recommendations including ITU, EBU R128 and ATSC A/85.

Designed as a successor to Jünger Audio’s groundbreaking D06 unit, the D*AP LM2 offers a powerful combination of dynamics and loudness control, making it suitable for a wide range of applications including television, radio, music production and PA. more

Jünger Audio Helps OFM Deliver Exception Clarity To South African Radio Audiences

South African commercial radio station OFM entertains its audience with a mixture of adult contemporary music, news, weather, traffic and other relevant information. Broadcasting 24 hours a day from its studios in Bloemfontein in the Free State Province, OFM is a lifestyle radio station that likes to connect with its audience through plenty of telephone interaction.

As phone-in programs are such an important part of its remit, OFM wanted to ensure that these reflected the same high audio standards as the rest of its programming. But there was a problem – the audio levels on phone-ins were not always regular and that, says OFM’s technical manager Jan Van Der Walt, was something worth investigating. more

Sonnox Ships Fraunhofer Pro-Codec

OXFORD, ENGLAND: A game-changing collaboration between Germany-based mp3 creator Fraunhofer IIS, and pioneering plug-in designer/manufacturer Sonnox Ltd., has produced a revolutionary solution for improving the quality of online music.

“Our Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec marks the first time engineers are able to precisely audition codecs in real time,” reports Sonnox Managing Director Rod Densham. “Additionally, the Pro-Codec eliminates the time-consuming cycle of encoding a mix to mp3/AAC, previewing, tweaking and re-rendering. The entire process may now be accomplished ‘on the fly,’ freeing the engineer to concentrate on producing an optimized mix during the preview process.”

Mix and mastering engineers may now audition up to five codecs in real time within a DAW environment. The Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec plug-in enables the production of optimized mixes, and provides the option to simultaneously batch encode to multiple formats. All major codecs, including: mp3, mp3 Surround, AAC-LC and HE-AAC are supported, as are such lossless codecs as mp3 HD and HD-AAC. more

Waves 2011 Spring News

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WAVES OFFERS SOUNDGRID COMPACT SYSTEM FOR YAMAHA CONSOLES
Waves, the industry leader in professional audio digital signal processing technologies and recipient of a 2011 Technical GRAMMY® Award, offers the new SoundGrid Compact System for Yamaha consoles. As a leading manufacturer of live and studio mixing consoles, Yamaha provides the perfect platform for this processing. The system includes everything Yamaha users need to process their live performances using Waves plugins, as well as the tools to capture their performances into a DAW. The SoundGrid Compact System represents the first time Waves has assembled all the components needed to run Waves plugins on a Yamaha console into a single, very affordable package, making the purchasing experience easier and more straightforward for users. more

Waves Audio Unveils OneKnob Plugins

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— New plugin series features seven different processors, each with its own dedicated effect controlled by a single dial —

KNOXVILLE, TN, March 29, 2011 — Waves Audio announces the new OneKnob series, a set of seven plugins, each of which provides a particular effect controlled by a single knob. Great sounding and easy to use, OneKnob plugins feature the best of Waves’ award-winning audio processes, coupled with their simplest, most intuitive interfaces ever. For everyone from home recording enthusiasts to audio industry professionals, OneKnob plugins deliver high-quality, quick results, providing outstanding go-to solutions for studio and live sound work alike. more

Simplifying Life: Symetrix Launches Jupiter App Finder

jupiter_appfinder.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MARCH 2011: The Symetrix Jupiter series of digital signal processors are unique. Inspired by the “apps” paradigm of smart phones, the Jupiter hardware effectively morphs to perfectly meet the needs of almost any sound processing application. Over sixty apps (and growing!) are available at Symetrix.co, each tailored to a particular need in a particular situation. But before the sheer number of apps becomes its own undoing, Symetrix is pleased to announce the new Jupiter App Finder utility on Symetrix.co. With this new utility, users can home in on the perfect app with only a few clicks of the mouse. more

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