MIA 413 Tape Saturator: A new analog saturation and distortion toolkit

413 Tape SaturatorWith 413 Tape Saturator, audio developer Mia Laboratories presents a plug-in for warming up and compressing your mix buses and audio/instrument tracks. As the name implies, this is a tape-style saturation tool. It includes three different types of analog tape emulations and three different types of distortion, which you can freely combine to create the sound that’s right for your production.

In this plug-in, you will find controls for the input and output volume, the distortion section (tube, transistor or soft-clipping), saturation control and the tape area with emulation selection. In the middle there are two VU meters for the left and right channels. The studio tape playback equalization is either the IEC – or NAB standard. Of course, you can also add the mandatory tape hiss and mechanical noise, specifying the amount manually.

Simple on the outside, 413 Tape Saturator looks like a powerful tape saturation and distortion processor in plug-in form.

Prices and dates

Mia Laboratories 413 Tape Saturator is currently available from the company’s website at an introductory price of EUR 49 down from EUR 99. The plug-in runs on Mac OSX 10.7 or higher and Windows 7 or higher in VST, VST3, AAX and AU 64-bit formats. For authorization, you need a free iLok account or a paid-for USB dongle. A 14-day unlimited demo version and a PDF user manual are also available for download.

Tape saturation plug-ins are plentiful in today’s audio technology landscape. This post, for example, contains no less than 9 tape saturators, all of which are completely free!

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UA Midi Control: Control the Universal Audio Apollo Console via MIDI

Radu Varga UA Midi ControlDeveloper Radu Varga has released UA Midi Control, a nifty app that lets you map a MIDI controller to the Universal Audio Apollo Console software. If you’ve been waiting for a way to control Apollo Console via MIDI, you’ll probably find this tool very useful. There’s even a free version!

UA Midi Control

Many owners of Universal Audio Apollo interfaces have been waiting for a solution that enables them to control the Apollo Console software via MIDI. Radu Varga’s new app Apollo Midi Control acts as a link between Apollo Console and your MIDI controller(s). You can map parameters according to your needs and preference. The app is still in development and more features are yet to come, but UA Midi Control already looks like a very useful problem solver.

The free version of the app, which has now been released, allows you to control volume, pan, solo, mute, gain, PAD, phase, low cut, phantom power and send levels. It supports knobs, momentary buttons and toggle switches on your controller. You can also specify the parameter ranges by setting minimum and maximum values for each parameter. The developer says that UA Midi Control detects the connected MIDI controllers and supports using multiple controllers at once.

Radu Varga UA Midi Control

Radu Varga UA Midi Control

There will also be a full version with additional features. According to Radu Varga, this version will also let you control effects. Another benefit of the full version is support for synchronized feedback. This means that compatible MIDI controllers can provide visual feedback by changing the colour of their RGB pads, for example. The full version also lets you save and load mappings, which means that you’ll probably want it if you’re serious about setting up your own mappings.

Who doesn’t love the tactile experience of hardware controllers? By bringing it to UA Apollo Console, this app could become a huge workflow improvement for Apollo owners.

Price and compatibility

As of now, UA Midi Control is only available for macOS. The developer says that he’ll consider making a Windows version if he receives enough requests. If you’re on Windows and interested in the app, let him know!

The price of the full version hasn’t been announced yet.

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BandLab Albums: A utopia for musicians’ digital publishing needs?

BandLab AlbumsThe next step in BandLab’s plan to democratize music making (and make it as fair to artists as possible) is quite logical – a marketplace. Straight from the get-go, BandLab Albums wants to be what Bandcamp and other rivals are, for better or worse, not.

100% for the artist

BandLab Albums is mainly distinguished by giving artists complete ownership of their material while paying off every last penny. It’s all as transparent as it can be – publish an album, set a price (it can be free) and monetize it. No cut for the service and no third parties involved, payment processor aside.

Some sensible limitations are in place, of course. An album can contain up to 50 songs and up to 10 files can be uploaded as downloadable bonus materials following an album’s purchase.

BandLab Albums is available as a web service, iOS and Android App. It’s also ties in nicely with BandLab, which is a free and fully-featured DAW built out of what was left from Cakewalk SONAR when the BandLab people bought it.

With artist-first music recording and distribution systems in place, I think the BandLab project could become a leading digital music marketplace. Alas, the masses will happily keep streaming from greedy Spotify out of convenience. But truly caring fans will certainly appreciate the opportunity to directly support their favorite acts by buying their music.

It’s unbelievable that this has become an actual privilege for both fans and artists at this point, but it’s just how the tides have turned. Let’s hope BandLab Albums makes a strong impact and changes things for the better!

Yeah! But…

Music downloads are delivered in a somewhat dodgy 96Kbps / 44.1kHz format, which is at the low end of digital audio quality in 2020. With unlimited storage and no upload restrictions already offered to artists, let’s hope BandLab clears some room for higher quality files.

Additionally, BandLab Albums does some great jabs at competing services’s ho-hum practices. For example, it offers artists immediate payouts, requires no sign-up fees, and features no adverts.

It all sounds like utopia, but BandLab Albums is already live at www.bandlab.com/features/albums If you have some music already, you can be a founding member!

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Poise Drum Sampler Plugin By One Small Clue Is Now FREE!

Poise by One Small Clue

One Small Clue has re-released the Poise drum sampler plugin as freeware. The instrument is available as a 32-bit and 64-bit VST plugin for compatible DAW software on Windows. Poise was released back in 2011 with a $49 price tag. Marketed as a clutter-free drum sampler plugin, Poise was praised for its clean MPC-style control […]

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