This video, via Fabbri’s Midnight Librarians, takes a look at the new Roland System-8 firmware 1.2.

Here’s what’s new in System-8 v.1.20: Filters from the JUPITER-8 and JUNO-106, formant filters to recreate the human voice and a strong harmonic filter that can produce powerful feedback tones:

  • Variation 4 JP-8
  • Variation 5 JU-106
  • Variation 6 FORMANT 2
  • Variation 7 FORMANT 3
  • Variation 8 HARMONIC FILTER

The update also adds new FM oscillators:

  • Variation 3
    • FM 2 operator (FM 1 : 1)
    • FM 2 operator (FM 1 : 1.5)
    • FM 2 operator (FM 1 : 2)
    • FM 2 operator (FM 1 : 3.5)
    • FM 2 operator (FM 1 : 15)
    • FM 2 operator (FM 6 : 1)
  • Variation 4
    • FM 5 operator (FM Type A)
    • FM 5 operator (FM Type B)
    • FM 5 operator (FM Type C)
    • FM 5 operator (FM Type D)
    • FM 5 operator (FM Type E)
    • FM 5 operator (FM Type F)

This video covers the new oscillators and filters in depth....

HY-Plugins updates HY-Slicer, HY-SEQ16x3v2 and HY-Filter3

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Igor Vasiliev updates FieldScaper to v2.0 - Field recorder Scapes constructor for iOS Igor Vasiliev has updated FieldScaper to version 2.0 for iPhone and iPad.

FieldScaper is an advanced field recorder combined with a sound warp engine and a collection of ready to use dynamic presets for iPad and iPhone. It is designed to help a user discover new ways to create and construct unusual and exciting sounds from any environmental audio recordings or samples recorded from other apps through Inter-App audio or Audiobus.

A user can record and modify samples within the single app. They can record sounds and noises, delete unwanted parts and then use presets to give a whole new sounding or create spectacular soundscapes and textures to use them as loops in this app. And even use FieldScaper as effect in real time with other apps or external input.

With this update the user can add rhythmic effects and distortions with using built-in step sequencer. The sequencer and LFOs can be synced with other apps and devices thru MIDI, Inter-App Audio or with Ableton Link. New parametric equalizer can isolate or suppress oscillators output in a certain frequency range so that they not interfere each other. Also you can pack scene and all its presets and samples to single file. This new feature is very useful for copying scene to another device or backup.


  • Added new presets.
  • Ableton Link start / stop sync.
  • Step sequencer for each oscillator.
  • Parametric equalizer for each oscillator.
  • Signal amplification before filters and EQ.
  • Automatic gain control of output for each oscillator.
  • Synced Sequencer / LFOs with Ableton Link, IAA, MIDI.
  • Pack scene and all its samples / presets to single file.
  • Ableton Link SDK 3.0.2 updated.
  • Audiobus SDK 3.0.5 updated.
  • Built-in description updated.
  • Several minor bugs were fixed.

Price: $9.99 in the App Store. Demos and reviews:


TBProAudio releases SLM2 - Smart Stereo Loudness Maximizer Plug-in for Win and Mac TBProAudio has released SLM2, a smart stereo loudness maximizer including "analog spice" and oversampling. The goal of the design was to maximize the loudness of the audio signal while maintaining transparency.


  • Highly efficient loud-max peak limiter.
  • Saturation of input signal.
  • Fully control of attack and release.
  • Switch-able lookahead.
  • Additional drive/clip stage.
  • Stereo link.
  • "real" oversampling, up to 16x.
  • Easy to use GUI.
  • Preset-manager.
  • Large and accurate live meters.
  • All sample rates.

SLM2 is available for Windows and Mac OS X in VST2, VST3, AU, RTAS and AAX plug-in formats. A demo version is available.

Price: 49€....