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Version 1.1.2 of Spexx resolves a bug when switching presets

The major update of Spexx to version 1.1 was well received by our community and brought a much-liked addition with factory presets. A beta tester of ours spotted a bug not long after the release of the software, which occurred on select machines only.

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Installation directory of VST/AU plug-ins for Windows users

With the addition of an installer in version 1.1 of I2C8 (chord generator) and Spexx (spectral effect), a minor change has been made to the default installation path on Windows machines.

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Collecting feedback on potential improvements when working with I2C8

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.

Today we do that again.

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New tutorial on Spexx takes you into depths of spectral processing

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.

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Updated versions of I2C8 and Spexx now available for download

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.

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Collecting sound examples from users working with Spexx

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.

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Multiple updates to Spexx and I2C8 since the launch of the plug-ins

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.

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New videos with information on all of the effects in Spexx

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.

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Send us examples of songs that you have created with I2C8 or Spexx

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.

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Use of Spexx and I2C8 with ProTools currently not possible

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.

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Spexx is now available for download – the software was released today

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.

Spexx Interactive Spectral Manipulation

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I2C8 has been released, now ready for you to rediscover loops

After months of testing, we can finally announce that I2C8 has been released today. The software is available for download from our website.

I2C8 Intelligent Loop Exploration

Also, a demo has been included for you to play around with.

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All relevant information on pre-ordering our audio effects plug-in

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.

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Audio effects plug-in Spexx is now ready for pre-order at a reduced price

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.

Spexx Interactive Spectral Manipulation

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Video review by In The DAW gives an excellent view on I2C8

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.

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Testing of I2C8 is well on the way, now preparing for even more testing

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.

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Some technical information on the chord generation engine in I2C8

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.

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Everything you need to know about pre-ordering our new plug-ins

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.

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Pre-order our new chord generator I2C8 today at a reduced price

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.

I2C8 Chord Sequence Generator

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Information on your personal rights as part of the EU GDPR

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.

Here is all you need to know about it.

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New tools and a different strategy to broaden our portfolio

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.

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Welcome Screen in Liquid Notes provides everything at a glance

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.

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Ableton Live 10 is here and brings a wealth of new features

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.

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Find the latest in music technology and gear at NAMM 2018

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.

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Special Offers for Liquid Notes around Black Friday and Cyber Monday

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.

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"Call to Arms: Charity 2017" raises funds for children in need

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.

Read on, and do some good for children in need.

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Liquid Notes is fully compatible with macOS High Sierra

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.

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Removal of Java in Liquid Notes 2 and other relevant information

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.

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Changes to license activation process in Liquid Notes

We are making some changes to the activation process of licenses for Liquid Notes. This is a step in preparation for the launch of Liquid Notes 2, which is scheduled to be released by April 2018 only.

Find here what this is about, and what it means for you.

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Remixlive 3.0 for iOS shows the capabilities of tablets as music making devices

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.

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Making music using the Circle of Fifths and music theory explained

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.

Here is a look at the latter.

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Ableton purchases Cycling '74, makers of Max and Max for Live

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.

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Use the loop bar and the zoom window to work efficiently with Liquid Notes

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.

Here is the insight on those features.

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Innovation around music is as strong as ever and continues to grow

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.

Here is a closer look at what's going on.

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Update to adding advanced chord progression management features to Liquid Notes

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.

Here a bit more information about this topic.

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