Access Music has announced a free update to the Virus TI Software Suite (Mac/Win). Version 1.2.1 runs on a new operating system and features a new Direct Monitoring mode and plasma style VU meters. Download the new version from Access Music's Web site.
CAD has introduced the Trion studio microphone line which includes the Trion 8000 multi-pattern tube condenser mic; the Trion 7000 dual element ribbon mic; and the Trion 6000 multi-pattern studio condenser mic. The Trion 8000 and 6000 have a 3-position polar pattern switch to select omnidirectional, cardioid, or figure-8 patterns.
iZotope has updated Ozone 3, Spectron, and Trash plug-ins with Universal Binary versions; support for 64-bit Windows applications; an improved authorization system; and delay compensation support.
Native Instruments has released Akoustik Piano 1.1 (Mac/Win) as a free download for registered users. The update offers more realistic string sounds for its grand and upright pianos, as well as improved implementation of the sustain pedal. Also, the pianos can now be fully used with Kontakt 2.1 and Kore.
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