GRAVITY: MODERN SCORING TOOLS
HIGHLIGHTS For Native Instruments Kontakt and free Kontakt Player 5 • comes with 12 GB of content from top industry sound designers • includes 2,200 sound sources, 1,200 Kontakt presets, and 800 instrument snapshots • effects include reverb, delay, chorus, distortion, EQ, and filtering • new interface • Motion feature for adding temposynchronized effects • Pattern Chainer • Volume Modulator
TARGET MARKET Composers and sound designers
ANALYSIS A hybrid virtual instrument specifically designed to provide the tools needed for creating cinematic sounds.
HIGHLIGHTS 12 footswitches, each with graphic display and multicolor LED ring • HX modeling engine uses dual DSPs • large color LCD • hands-free editing mode • digital audio and MIDI I/O • Variax port • expression pedal and CV inputs • four assignable effects sends • microphone input • stereo pairs of XLR and 1/4" outputs • USB port • 1/4" stereo aux input
TARGET MARKET Guitarists performing onstage and in the studio
ANALYSIS The newest generation of Line 6 effects modeling available in floor and rack versions.
NAVE (FOR MAC/PC)
HIGHLIGHTS New version supports Audio Units, AAX, VST2.4, and VST3 • runs in 32- and 64-bit to fit your DAW • two wavetable oscillators per voice, as well as the 8-oscillator Überwave • 2- and 4-pole multimode filters • two ring modulators • two LFOs • three envelopes • effects include phaser, flanger, chorus, reverb, compressor, and EQ • arpeggiator • modulation matrix • comes with leads, basses, pads, and other presets
TARGET MARKET Composers and performers
ANALYSIS A welcome computerbased version of Waldorf’s Editors’ Choice Award-winning iOS app.
HIGHLIGHTS 16-channel rackmount summing mixer with XLR and DSub inputs • three effects: Harmonics control generates tuned harmonic distortion in parallel processing mode (with Blend knob); Paralimit FET limiter is available in parallel processing mode; X-Former integrates two transformers into the mix with a knob for core saturation • the order of the limiter and distortion can be changed
TARGET MARKET Recording and mix engineers, personal studios
ANALYSIS Summing mixer in a convenient size with useful options for adding personality to your mix.
CINEMATIC GUITARS INFINITY
Virtual instrument collection
HIGHLIGHTS Combines the libraries of Cinematic Guitars 1 and 2 with two new libraries: Cinematic Guitars 3 (with samples by guitarist Steve Ouimette) and Infinity • “3D mixer” morphs between as many as eight sound sources within four “soundcores” • Step Animator • Morph Animator • effects include delay, reverb, filters, and distortion • parameter randomization • for Kontakt and free Kontakt 5 Player
TARGET MARKET Musicians, composers
ANALYSIS Extensive sound library with crossgrade pricing for owners of previous Cinematic Guitars releases.
REVOICE PRO 3
Standalone pitch and timeprocessing software
HIGHLIGHTS Automatic and manual Warp controls for altering the pitch and timing of recorded vocals and instruments • Automatic Performance Transfer for pasting the characteristics of one track to another • doubler effect • ability to adjust inflection for use in ADR situations • Revoice Pro Link plugins and plug-in monitors for Audio Units, RTAS, and VST
TARGET MARKET Producers, engineers, sound designers
ANALYSIS In addition to updated features, the program offers performance and audio quality improvements while supporting more DAWs.
Guitar modeling plug-in
HIGHLIGHTS Models the parts of acoustic and electric guitars: bridge, strings, soundboard, pickups, amp, and speaker cabinet • various strumming capabilities, as well as MIDI loops provided • updated compressor and EQ effects • chord recognition that automatically voices chords as if they were played from a guitar • 32- and 64-bit operation for Audio Units, AAX, RTAS, and VST
TARGET MARKET Composers, performers
ANALYSIS An impressive-sounding update that provides surprisingly realistic guitar articulations that non-guitarists can play from a keyboard controller.
Free to existing Reason users
HIGHLIGHTS RV7000 mkII convolution reverb • Quick Zoom using a single key • select master MIDI controller input from the rack view • browse from sequencer or rack view • Version 8.2 added the ability to easily return to previously loaded patches and support for Propellerhead’s collaborative and music-sharing services; Take vocal recorder and Figure virtual instrument sequencer, both for iOS
TARGET MARKET Reason users, beat producers, musicians, composers
ANALYSIS The update is worth it for the convolution reverb alone.