Auganizer 2 Announced
We’ve just received the latest news from Daniel at Auganizer. After Apple’s release of Logic Pro X 10.1 just a few days ago, Auganizer 2 already is on the way.
From team Auganizer:
First of all, we’re of course aware Apple has included some plugin management with Logic Pro X 10.1 (finally!) and if we helped give them that kick they needed after 10 years then great. However, we think this basic feature set supplements what Auganizer has on offer, rather than replaces it. We realise that for some, a basic folder structure is all they need, but for many Logic Pro’s built in Channel EQ is all they need too. For those of us that want full advanced plug in management, we hope to offer that and more.
Auganizer 2 Features
- Duplicate and rename plugins multiple times to allow “native AU” of Reaktor ensembles, Kontakt instruments, VMR, Nebula, Patchbays or any other reason you can think to run multiple separate Audio Units of the same host.
- Full integration with Logic Pro X 10.1’s new plugin menu.
- Migrate your already created settings over from Auganizer 1 into this new menu to save time.
- Manage as many sub-folders as you want in our easy to use familiar OSX like workflow.
- Plugin notes, including pre-populated information about your plugin library, what it does, what it emulates and anything you wish you add or change. Combined with our plugin GUI it helps to categorise plugins without having to leave the app or check what it is what.
- Full compatibility with multiple DAWs: Logic Pro 7, 8, 9 and X and OSX 10.6 – 10.10.
- Easier editing of multiple plugins.
- Updated UI with Yosemite features.
- Full management of Logic 7, 8 and 9 user presets.
Auganizer 2 simplifies the process over our original version. We no longer touch, edit or move your Audio Units. There is no unlocking, or moving to system folder – simply open and edit. We think this will be a welcome change for current users. To achieve this method we’ve moved into using more robust and stable behind the scenes tools including our own virtual wrapper and working directly with the DAWs themselves. Auganizer 2 will interface directly with the new plugin menu in Logic Pro X 10.1. You’ll be able to create as many sub folders as you want if running Logic Pro X 10.1 and manage them all easily, quickly and beautifully in Auganizer 2. Already got your plugins organised how you want? We’ll have an option to transfer them move to Logic Pro X’s new built in menu at the press of a button.
Auganizer 2 – Duplication
One of the features we’re most excited about is our new “Duplication” feature. At first, this might not sound terribly interesting, after all Logic Pro X 10.1 already allows you to put the same plugin in multiple folders for organisation purposes. However, Auganizer’s “Duplication” lets you run the same plugin in multiple times.
Here are some real world use examples.
Native Instruments Reaktor
We’re big fans of what Native Instruments do and we love their latest ensembles Polyplex, Kontour, Molekular and Rounds. However, we often forget we own these synths when they’re not on view in our plugin list. Step up “Duplication”. In Auganizer 2 , you can duplicate Reaktor and rename it “Rounds” (for instance), organise it into your top level and sub level folder. Now when you open Logic Pro X you’ll have a new plugin called “Rounds” – effectively a new seperate instance of Reaktor. Open it, open Rounds and in Logic “save as default”. Now every time you open “Rounds” you get….Rounds! As if it was a native Audio Unit to start with.
Native Instruments Kontakt
Do this with any or all Reaktor ensembles you like, instruments or effects and sort them into menus for quick workflow. There are no limits. You could even do it with Kontakt, auto load a specific well used sound bank, name it, save it as default and have it appear as if its an Audio Unit. Streamlining composing, having all those creative tools in one place at your disposal in one menu – for me personally, often remembering what sounds I have that are NOT in my plugin menu is an additional difficultly during the creative process.
Blue Cat Audio
How about when using items using as Blue Cat Audio’s Digital Patchbay. In this instance you could load up your dream channel strip, save it as a default, name it how you want, and it’ll become a native Audio Unit in your plugin list.
We absolutely love what Slate do and the concept of VMR, however sometimes we’d like to go to EQ and select the name of the Slate EQ’s, and the same for the fantastic compressors. Again, duplicate VMR and name it for each VMR plugin, saving each to load as default. Especially useful for when Slate launch the up coming VCC 2 which will work within VMR if users want to continue to load it the traditional way.
Load up specific libraries with custom skins and save them as if they were native AU’s again. Create the Alex B Console Desk “native AU plugin. Have any of Nebula’s libraries named as native plugins. The options are endless.
Auganizer 2 will be a free upgrade for all current users of Auganizer. A beta will be available for current users shortly and the full release will be in Spring. More to be announcing more over the coming weeks.