What interesting news appeared on KVR last week?
Several product updates added new plugin formats:
All Expert Sleepers Plugins are now available in the AAX format for Mac & Win and for Windows 64-bit. OverTone DSP released an Audio unit version of AF2-10 Graphical EQ plug-in whilst Voxengo added VST3 support to Polysquasher and Reveal Sound added Mac AAX support to Spire. Conversely, LinPlug dropped RTAS support from SaxLab.
Bitsonic released Violent Transient, a free Windows VST Effect Plugin and HoRNet released FilterSolo, a resonant filter plugin with modulation and analog emulation for Mac OS X and Windows. Sinevibes released Drift 3.0, a major reworking version of its chaos processor AU plugin for OS X.
Native Instruments released Emotive Strings, a new Kontakt Instrument featuring live-recorded legato string phrases. Plugin Alliance announced Drumatom 2, plus a new companion Drumatom Player plug-in which allows a user to adjust the bleed reduction from inside a DAW.
Ableton started a public beta of Live 9.2.
Mildon released SFZ Designer for Windows, a free visual sample mapping tool optimized for multiple velocity and round-robin layers.
Soundizers released StereoMonoizer, a simple to use application for Mac OS X (Windows version coming soon) that analyzes audio files and discovers their stereo content, allowing you to convert to the proper format before importing into your DAW.
The Featured Deal was "Save 40% on Plugin Boutique's VirtualCZ".
The Featured product was TDR Kotelnikov GE by Tokyo Dawn Labs.
It looks like the Apple acquiring Camel Audio rumour is true, the relevant topic in the forum is still going strong: www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=429204. Of course this led to the pertinent question "Apple acquisitions: Who's next?". My money's on Fish.