MachFive 3.1 update adds new effects, new script processors

True to its name, MachFive's new SparkVerb™ reverb module will inspire your production sensibilities with a fresh approach to synthetic reverb. From stratospheric choruses, to resonant unisons, and to lush ambiances, SparkVerb gives you a huge palette and direct control. Also new in Version 3.1, straight from the 1970's, is a meticulously engineered model of the analog ensemble effect in the Roland Paraphonic RS-505 string synth. Highly coveted, nearly impossible to obtain, now it's yours. You'll also have a blast exploring MachFive 3.1's six new script processors, like Shepard™, which produces the classic endless rising (or dropping) pitch effect. Best …

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Software updates add value to your MOTU hardware

This week, we've released across-the-board driver and software updates for all MOTU FireWire, USB, Hybrid, and PCI-424 audio interfaces for both Mac and Windows platforms. In addition to numerous maintenance enhancements, several significant software updates add additional value to several MOTU interface lines.

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MOTU products and Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

Today Apple released Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). MOTU is working with Apple to ensure current MOTU products are compatible with Lion, and to provide a smooth transition for your MOTU products when you upgrade to Lion. In most cases, current versions of your MOTU software and hardware drivers appear to be compatible with Lion, although final compatibility testing is still on-going. In some cases, MOTU software updates or driver updates may be available soon to achieve 100% compatibility. Check motu.com frequently for further announcements in the near future. If you are a Digital Performer user, read on for important …

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Download your free tuner now

Do you own a mk3 FireWire audio interface or a MicroBook? You can now go here to download the latest MOTU FireWire and USB audio driver installer that adds a tuner to your MOTU interface's CueMix FX software. Just open the new Tuner window, play a note, and use the large graphic display to get in tune with an accuracy of one 10th of a cent (one 1,000th of a semi-tone). Being in tune has never been easier, and it's available now as a free update. Your MOTU interface just keeps getting better!

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Digital Performer 7.12 is now shipping

Digital Performer 7.12 is now shipping. If you own Version 7, you can download the free Version 7.12 updater. This maintenance release includes expanded control surface and MIDI device configuration options, improved waveform overview construction, and more, as well as features and enhancements first introduced in DP 7.1 and earlier. Improved control surface configuration options enable the use of applications such as Saitara Software's AC-7 applications for iPhone and iPad.

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Are you ready to tame Snow Leopard?

Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard is due to ship on August 28th. To prepare for this major OS release, MOTU has worked closely with Apple to ensure a smooth transition for your MOTU products when you make the move to Snow Leopard. In most cases, current versions of your MOTU software have already been made forward-compatible with Snow Leopard, including support for Mac OS X's latest advances in multi-threading and multi-processor operation. In other cases, MOTU software updates or driver updates are now (or soon to be) available to tame the new Snow Leopard in your Mac.

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New phase and polarity tools for mk3 interface owners

CueMix FX has been updated yet again with two new visual diagnostic tools for stereo audio signals: an X-Y Plot and a Phase Analysis. These real time displays join three other recently introduced tools (the FFT, Spectrogram and Oscilloscope) for a total of five powerful new features now available as a free download for all owners of mk3 FireWire audio interface products. Phase and polarity are critical elements of any stereo mix or multi-mic recording session. Find out how you can improve your sound with these advanced, yet easy-to-use tools.

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New audio signal analysis features for "mk3" interface users

A new software update is now available as a free download for all owners of MOTU "mk3" FireWire audio interfaces. This new software installer package includes an updated version of CueMix FX, the cross-platform software application that gives users graphic, on-screen access to the many mixing and processing features in their mk3 interface. The CueMix FX software update provides three new advanced diagnostic tools for visual analysis of individual audio signals and entire mixes: a real-time FFT graph, a Spectrogram “waferfall” display, and an Oscilloscope. This CueMix FX software update enables these new tools for owners of all currently shipping …

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Windows Wave RT support is now shipping

Wave RT (Wave Real Time) is Microsoft's new audio driver model for the Windows family of operating systems, including Windows Vista and Windows 7 (now in beta). Windows Wave RT support is now shipping for all MOTU FireWire and USB2 audio interface products, including the UltraLite-mk3, 828mk3, 896mk3, Traveler-mk3, 8pre and 828mkII-USB2 models.

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