We always strive to make our products better. As such, we did run several campaigns in the past that put you in the driver seat with the aim for you to have a say on the direction of product development.
We reached out to Todd Urban of Urban Sound Studio a few weeks ago. While he's had a busy schedule since, he's nevertheless taken a deep look at our audio effects plug-in Spexx - and, created a video that takes you into how to make best use of it.
Read on to find out more on how to use the plug-in to create unique reverbs, distortion, and other spectral effects.
Our first VST/AU plug-ins were released in December. Since then a number of new versions have been released that contain a lot of improvements under the skin, without us urging you to complete an update yet. Today we'd like to change that, and ask you to do just that.
We've started engaging with a handful of users on collecting examples of sounds they created with the help of Spexx. This shall give you a better understanding of what can be done with our audio effects plug-in.
We communicated at the launch of our audio effects plug-in Spexx that factory presets aren't included yet. This also includes NKS support, which enables tight integration with MIDI controllers and the likes.
We've been quietly at work ever since launching our new VST/AU plug-ins shortly before the end of last year. This has resulted in a number of updates being released directly on our website, but not pushed out to customers.
While the user manual holds a good level of detail on each effect of our spectral effects plug-in Spexx, hearing is different from reading when it comes to signal processing. It is, therefore, we made a series of videos showing what the effects in Spexx do.
Our new VST/AU plug-ins are barely a few weeks old, yet we have already got a few examples of people who made songs with it. With this said, we'd like to invite each of you to send us info on the creations you made with I2C8 or Spexx.
With our new VST/AU plug-ins Spexx and I2C8 having only recently been released, it is important to note that the AAX standard is not supported currently. This means that users of ProTools can't use the plug-ins yet.
It's been many months since our first audio effects plug-in has been in development, so today we're particularly proud that we're finally able to release it. Needless to say that it's a big day for us, just a few days before Xmas.
Next to having released I2C8 only a few days ago, work has proceeded swiftly on making further progress with Spexx. The audio effects plug-in has been updated now, featuring a major revamp of the user interface.
Today marks the day our first audio effects plug-in, Spexx, was announced. For us, having come from a pure MIDI-based technology, that's history in the making. And with that, we're offering Spexx at a reduced price for a limited time.
Our first audio effects plug-in is nearly ready for delivery. Spexx is a powerful tool for the creation of unique soundscapes, made possible by highly effective and precise algorithms for spectral manipulation of an audio signal. All packaged into a light-weight user interface, for the highest level of interactivity.
Continue reading to find out more about the newest member of our product family.
The pre-orders for I2C8 have ended. As of today, our new plug-in for highly interactive exploration of loops is only available at the full price. Final steps are on the way to finalize the software for delivery.
For those of you who want to know what others think about our new MIDI effect plug-in, here is a review by Jerry Mateo from In The DAW. They take an in-depth look at the good and not so good of I2C8 and even include a music example they created with it.
As reported recently, testing of I2C8 (and equally Spexx) is going well. Besides a select group of beta testers and those people who made a pre-order of the software, we're now also inviting others to provide their feedback on it.
The development of I2C8 (chord generator) and Spexx (audio effects plug-in) is progressing well. A large number of items of the testing roadmap has been completed already, with the focus now on the final steps before delivery of the software.
While we announced our new MIDI effect plug-in I2C8 some days ago, we did not provide any insight on the basic principle of chord generation and the technologies used so far. As it is an entirely different model from Liquid Notes, some explanations may be of help to understand better.
This is the first time we are running a pre-order for a product yet to be released. For some of you, this may be the first time that you get introduced to such a campaign – equally, for others, it may be the first time you hear about us. Either of you may have different questions, for instance when the product will be delivered.
Here we attempt to answer all those questions, including information about cross-/upgrades from Liquid Notes.
After many months in the making, today we pull the wraps off our new product – a real MIDI-plug-in for chord sequence generation. Even though it is not completely finished yet, we offer you the possibility to pre-order it today at a reduced price – and we'll also run a public beta test to clarify some of the remaining questions of development.
Continue reading to find out more about this plug-in.
A few weeks ago we reported on a change of product strategy and a focus on two new VST/AU plug-ins. Today we can share more information about the current state of development and testing of these apps.
The European Union's General Data Protection Rules (GDPR) are becoming effective by May 25, 2018. These provide for some stringent measures as to how businesses handle personal data, and how they are being held accountable.
We've explained our reasoning for a different strategy which has been pursued since earlier this year in a separate blog entry. This will culminate in another tool for spectral manipulation of audio, which will be added to our catalog soon.
Here you can find more information about that new strategy.
About a year ago, we started with serious efforts to investigate the possibilities of adding new features to Liquid Notes. Much has happened since this had influenced our decision to change directions and aim for a different strategy.
When designing Liquid Notes, we included a Welcome Screen that helps you make the first steps with our intelligent chord progression management tool. It serves as a first reference point to use the software.
Ableton Live is growing up. Version 10 makes a lot of the things users loved about previous versions better, and adds Max for Live integration directly to Live 10 Suite. No more additional downloads required, it's all part of one big family now.
What else have we discovered? Read on to learn more.
Liquid Notes enables you to detect a cadence directly in the user interface. While this feature may not be obvious to all users immediately, it certainly had been backed in from a design point of the user interface.
The NAMM Show remains the powerhouse to showcase music technology and related gear. It attracts a huge crowd year by year, making it the place to go if you want to see all that is new on the market - and, some great live performances after the show.
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just behind us, we have our eyes set on Christmas. This year we have been working with dealers on creating value packs - bundles, etc. that give you more value for your money.
Find more information on these deals in the article.
Sometimes you may run into trouble with the MIDI data exchange between different applications. This can be caused by event types of the MIDI protocol which are configurable in the MIDI Filter of Liquid Notes.
It's that time of the year again. Well, not exactly yet - it's a few more weeks until Christmas is around. Nevertheless, the weekend of Black Friday until Cyber Monday has become the real thing when it comes to big one-off deals.
And, so it is no big surprise that we're part of the party once again.
Danish artist Luftrum has launched a charity campaign "Call to Arms: Charity 2017" in which he raises funds for the NGO "Save the Children". With the campaign ending soon, we're throwing this up at you rather now.
Apple's latest operating system for Mac, named macOS High Sierra, has been released a few days ago. That brings an entire set of new features and more stability, and we can confirm that it works fine with Liquid Notes.
We announced earlier today that a successor to Liquid Notes is in the works. It brings a suite of new functionalities, amongst them intelligent chord generation and advanced features for reharmonization.
An important fact for many is discontinuation of the use of Java.
Mixvibes has been in the business of making attractive music software for many years now. As we previously covered Ableton's app for iPad serving as a remote control for Live, we have to add this app - because, Remixlive 3.0 takes it a step much further.
Get some ideas here about what an iPad may hold for you.
Music theory is a complex topic with many angles to be studied. In order to facilitate the process of making music, there ain't only our intelligent chord management software Liquid Notes - there are also other concepts in use such as the Circle of Fifths.
Those of you working with Liquid Notes for Live will be well aware of Max for Live, the software used for communication with Ableton Live. And, which since inception, has enabled the creation of multiple Max for Live patches, primarily for use with Ableton Live.
It's been a long relationship between the two companies, with Ableton now having acquired Cycling '74.
As with most major DAWs, Liquid Notes also comes with a loop bar and a zoom window which enables you to select which portions of an arrangement you want to work on. That enables you to work more efficient with our harmony management assistant.
While innovation in many other sectors of technology has shot up strongly over the past 5+ years, music has been lagging behind. This is not the case anymore, with many new entrants in the race for attracting new customers can be identified.
The main control elements for chord progression management in Liquid Notes feature a drop-down menu. It shows all chords available for substitution, and gives you the quickest path to arrive at the chosen chord.
We stated some months ago that we are looking into adding more features for advanced chord progression management to Liquid Notes, or a separate product that may derive from it. While the analysis of technical feasibility took a while to complete, we can now confirm that it is possible to use the technology as described then.
With the overhaul of the user interface of Liquid Notes a little while ago, we included some buttons for a better workflow when operating Liquid Notes. This enables you know, for example, to access the instrument selection and ReHarmonize settings via one click only.
The standalone version of Liquid Notes is able to connect to any sequencer or notation software on the market. This also allows it to trigger the virtual instruments you use within these programs for high-quality sound generation.
We informed you earlier that Plugin Boutique added a bundle that includes Liquid Notes for Live to their offering. Today we're happy to add to this that additional options have become available in their rewards area around both our products.