Media Technology News

Reason 8.3 is here

Propellerheads News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:09

Today we’re releasing the third update to Reason since version 8 came out. That’s three releases in just over six months! As a product manager it’s really exciting to see your product come to life and reach users quickly. But I’m even more excited as a music maker—there’s some really exciting stuff in this update.

What? Tell me Leo! What’s in Reason now? Tell me now!

  • New reverb effect! RV7000 is now MkII and gains a convolution mode, essentially allowing you to sample room characteristics. It truly sounds great, and opens up for a lot of new experimental possibilities. Try loading it up with a hand clap, a noise sweep, or even a drum loop and let it work its magic on your sounds!
  • A ReFill with a collection of some of our favorite Impulse Response content available on the web, along with some unique samples (like a Eurorack spring reverb, the Propellerhead kitchen, and the inside of a piano) and a bunch of patches making use of all this content.
  • The browser is now available in the detached rack window, too. Solving the number one feature request since Reason 8 came out.
  • Time savers like “static value” now being accessible in the arrange view in the sequencer; Zoom to Selection (press Z to zoom in or out); and buttons for selecting what instrument you play in the rack are the icing on the update cake.

Just like the updates before it, this is free for those who have Reason 8. Just fire up Reason 8.2 and hit the “Download” button to get the upgrade. If you haven’t got Reason 8 yet, there’s no better time than now.

Also don’t forget to grab the free RV7000 MkII ReFill, you’ll find it here.

Leo Nathorst-Böös, @leo
Apps Product Manager

Categories: Audio Production

Getting started with convolution reverb

Reason Refills - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 06:41

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8xXFkauioo

If you want to get up to speed on the new convolution reverb that's part of Reason 8.3's revamped RV7000 MkII reverb unit, then you've come to the right place. In this tutorial we'll take a look at the history of reverb to understand how convolution fits into the story, how it works, and how you can go about making your own presets with custom spaces.

Categories: Audio Production

Getting started with convolution reverb

Propellerheads News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 06:41

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8xXFkauioo

If you want to get up to speed on the new convolution reverb that's part of Reason 8.3's revamped RV7000 MkII reverb unit, then you've come to the right place. In this tutorial we'll take a look at the history of reverb to understand how convolution fits into the story, how it works, and how you can go about making your own presets with custom spaces.

Categories: Audio Production

Review: CGC Hardwood Shader Collection

Blender 3D News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 06:30
Ethan J. Biller takes a hard look (pun intended ;-) at the Hardwoods material pack on the Blender Market. Read more BlenderNation reviews here. CGC Hardwoods is a collection of 17 shaders for the Cycles render engine. The purpose of this shader pack is to provide the user with photo-realistic, true-to-life wood shading within minutes. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Togu Audio Line releases TAL-Sampler and TAL-Reverb-4

Audio Freeware - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 04:30
Togu Audio Line has announced the release of two new products: TAL-Sampler and TAL-Reverb-4. TAL-Sampler costs $60 but is available for the introductory price of $45 until 1st August, 2015. TAL-Reverb-4 [Read More]

Are You Overlooking This Way to Make Amazingly Complex Lighting?

Blender 3D News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 04:20
Gleb Alexandrov's tutorial series of lighting continues with a look at creating a 'symphony' of light in your scene. Gleb Alexandrov writes: ...You notice that every glass bottle treats the light in different way. Some bottles are filled up with cigarette butts and they absorb the light. The Heineken is sleek and shiny and the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The Lynx Goddess and the Scorpion-Bird and the Crocodile waiting in the Setting Stars

Blender 3D News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 02:10
S. Gentil-Perret has created an intriguing stop-motion style movie in Blender. It's a giant production for one person and it has taken him several years to complete. Enjoy! The Lynx Goddess and the Scorpion-Bird and the Crocodile waiting in the Setting Stars is a little animated movie I've put together over the last few years. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Joker 3D Breakdown

Blender 3D News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 00:00
Super Dasil returns with another cool breakdown (see his Jim Carrey model too). I show you my new video "Joker 3D Breakdown", I hope you like it regards
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Developer Sneak Peek #23

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:15
Blender 2.75 is coming - and a new sneak peek will help you to grasp most of the new features in the node editor, cycles renderer, painting and sculpting section.. Share it! Yep, you guessed it: Thomas Beck presents another Blender Developer Sneak Peek. Video Learn Blender in depth: Blender 2.7: Das umfassende Handbuch (Galileo [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to align two faces

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 09:04
Aidy Burrows writes: Harder than you might think (manually)! How to align 2 faces together of 2 separate objects. This can be a real stumbling block for some people but there are ways to do it. Here's one way to tackle it manually and a couple of options for addons. Full tutorial with links available [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Download: 17 free UV checker maps

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 06:30
Igor Grinchesku is giving away 17 UV checker maps in different combinations of colors. His archive contains the maps in 512x512 and 1024x1024 resolution, preview renders and the original Photoshop files.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Last week's best art

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 04:20
Last two weeks, actually :)
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Samurai Jack Tribute

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 04:20
Avemagnadude posted this awesome fan art animation. Contact me at avespelita@gmail.com Sorry it's too much of a teaser. :P Made in Blender. Samurai Jack is produced by Cartoon Network. This video is not intended for commercial purposes, but only to give tribute. Know thy Enemy - Shogun II Total War OST (HQ) By Creative Assembly [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Get featured in the RenderStreet 2015 reel

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 02:10
RenderStreet is compiling a new Blender reel with great art. Submit yours now! Marius writes: We’re halfway through the year now and, for most of us, the holiday season is knocking on the door. It’s also a good moment to look both back and forward to the things we’ve done in 2015 and to what’s [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to create Realtime Water level Material - bge

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 00:05
John Hamilton writes: How to create Realtime Water level Material in the blender game engine and Material nodes Ship .blend made by tigertowel.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Developer Notes: June 28, 2015

Blender 3D News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 12:22
Ton shares the notes of the developers meeting in irc.freenode.net, #blendercoders. Here are the notes from today's meeting in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders: 1) Release status Second Release Candidate is out. Status currently looks OK. Expected call for 'release Ahoy' builders on Tuesday. Release notes getting progres. 2) Targets for the next release According to planning we [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Shpitz Audio releases Free Preset Bank for Free Alpha 3

Audio Freeware - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 04:21
Shpitz Audio has released 51 Free Presets for Free Alpha 3. The preset bank contains: 7 Basses. 14 Keys. 5 Leads. 6 Pads. 11 Percussion. 1 Rhythmic. 7 SFX. Price: Free. [Read More]

MusiKernel Team releases MusiKernel 15.07 for Linux and Windows

Audio Freeware - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 09:22
MusiKernel Team has announced the 15.07 release of MusiKernel, a music production solution for Linux and Windows featuring a suite of integrated hosts and plugins. Changes since 15.06.1 All: [Read More]

The Audio Helper Project releases Easy REX Player for Mac OS X

Audio Freeware - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 04:53
The Audio Helper Project has released the Easy REX Player for Mac OS X, a simple REX player. Features: Drag and Drop Support: Just drag and drop REX files onto the app, and play them. Search [Read More]

ExperimentalScene updates DarkWave Studio to v4.8.0 for Windows

Audio Freeware - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 04:46
ExperimentalScene has updated DarkWave Studio to v4.8.0. Changes: Added full duplex (audio input in addition to the regular audio output) support to the DirectSound driver. Renamed 'Master' (the [Read More]

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