Wave Arts has updated the Power Suite, and all the individual plug-ins within it, to v5.4, which features TrackPlug external sidechain improvements, including support for VST. The update is free for registered v5 users.
A new VST plug-in called TrackPlug 5 ExtSC allows external tracks to be routed to TrackPlug as sidechain signals in hosts such as Cubase 4 and Sonar 7. External sidechaining allows one track's dynamics to be controlled by the signal of another- for example, engaging a compressor on a bass track whenever a kick drum on other track occurs.
- Added VST external sidechain support.
- Fixed external sidechain bugs (sometimes connection could not be made or would be lost).
- Panorama's extra HRTF files now show up in menu (Windows).
- Fixed AudioSuite rendering bug - mono files not being processed (Pro Tools).
Berklee College of Music Partnership
In related news, Berklee College of Music has announced that it has equipped the studios and labs of its Music Technology Division with audio processing technology from Wave Arts.