Steinberg SpectraLayers 11 Adds AI-Powered Tools for Unmixing & Spectral Repair

Steinberg has introduced SpectraLayers 11, a major update that adds AI-powered tools for unmixing, sound design, spectral repair and more.

SpectraLayers shows sounds as visual objects, and gives you a deep set of tools for visually editing audio. With SpectraLayers 11, Steinberg has added artificial intelligence-driven audio extraction and repair processes, making this what they are calling “the most significant version of SpectraLayers yet”.

New in Steinberg SpectraLayers 11:

  • Processes now presented as modules
  • Module chaining
  • Batch processing
  • Significant new unmixing features for vocals, drums and more.
  • AI-powered voice declipping
  • Enhanced denoising
  • Improved multi-layer workflow
  • Many user interface enhancements
  • New editing and selection tools
  • Updated signal generator module
  • Reverse audio
  • Loop preview
  • Enhanced volume envelope application

SpectraLayers 11 New Modules Panel:

Improved Restoration Processes In SpectraLayers 11:

New & Improved Music Processes:

New Editing Tools In SpectraLayers 11:

User Interface Updates In SpectraLayers 11:

SpectraLayers 11 is available now for €299 euros or $299.99. Upgrade pricing is also available.


Reason 13 Get You To Your Sound Faster ‘Workflow-Focused’ Now Available

‘Get you to your sound faster’ – The ‘workflow-focused’ Reason 13 is here, and there are new synth and ‘space delay’ devices.

Reason Studios has resisted the temptation to succumb to numerical superstition and released Reason 13, the latest version of its DAW and plugin. From a redesigned sequencer and interface to five new Rack Devices, the software appears to be full of improvements and, having previously been available as a public beta, is now fully finished.

The release comes a little under three years after the drop of Reason 12, and one of the most obvious ways that the software’s workflow has been speeded up is with the introduction of a new browser, which puts all patches, samples and loops in one place. You can search by name and type and select categories and tags, which should mean that you get to the content you’re looking for faster.

The Reason soundbank has been updated with new patches, samples, REX loops, demo songs and song starter templates.

The sequencer has been split in two, with a new detailed Edit Area dovetailing with an arrangement view that enables you to keep track of where you are. There’s improved zooming, easier access to editing features, and layout tweaks to freshen things up.

With its new look, Reason is now easier to get around than ever.

There are two new headline devices, starting with the Polytone dual-layer synthesizer. Inspired, as so many things are, by vintage hardware, this is designed to deliver the warm analogue tone that producers demand and the option to stack or morph between layers so that you can create super-fat or evolving sounds.

Ripley is a space delay that throws reverb into the mix. There’s also filtering of various flavours, noise and distortion, ensuring that you can switch the vibe from lush analogue to lo-fi digital with just a few tweaks.

The other three new devices – the Sidechain, Gain and Stereo Tools – are more practical in design, and equally useful.

“We are thrilled to introduce Reason 13 to the world,” says Mattias Häggström Gerdt, Product Manager at Reason Studios. “Our goal with this upgrade was to improve Reason’s unique music making workflow. Whether it’s your main DAW or go-to plugin, Reason 13 adds a ton of features – all designed to get you to your sound faster.”

Reason 13 is available both as part of Reason+, which costs £20 a month (£1 for the first month) or as a one-off purchase for £499 (upgrade prices start at £199). Find out more on the Reason Studios website.


Behringer Announces Mutronics Mutator Copy

Today, Behringer announced plans for a Euro-format copy of the Mutronics Mutator stereo filter bank.

What they have to say about it:

“We’re now finalizing our exciting Mutator product and are collaborating closely with the original designer to ensure its authenticity and quality.

The Mutator is a legendary analog filter and envelope follower that gained prominence in the ’90s, known for its unique ability to transform sounds in creative and dynamic ways. It’s been a favorite tool for many musicians and producers, offering rich, warm analog filtering with the ability to create complex modulations and effects.

Demo of the original Mutator in action from synthesist Alex Ball:

Details on the Behringer Mutator are still to be announced.