The Change Log: Symmetry VR, Chaos Group, Greyscalegorilla, Avid…

There were numerous point updates this week, from Chaos Group, Greyscalegorilla, Avid, SYMMETRY, Mamoworld, Blue Cat Audio, and more. I’ve decided to publish this earlier than the end of the day today, though, because I’m sure the Americans who are reading are probably already starting their long holiday weekend by 4 pm!

Although they are small point updates, they’re often important updates because they can add support for hosts and remove support for older hosts. Sometimes bugs that have been driving you mad can get fixed, and other times it’s a crucial security fix. And, sometimes they’re just giving you some great new features! Scroll down to see what’s new!


Symmetry logo

SYMMETRY version 1.2 came out on May 20, 2019, and includes additions to online collaboration functionality that allows users to more effectively present and communicate within VR along with support for SketchUp 2019.

For the full release notes, click on the product button in orange below, and click on the Updates tab.


Accelerate your design workflow in VR

SYMMETRY is a VR workflow solution tool for architects and designers that bridges the gap between ideas and reality. Review, revise, and validate your designs and streamline your VR workflow.

There is a free trial available too.

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Chaos Group Phoenix FD For 3ds Max and Maya  3.14.00

Phoenix FD

This update came on the 15th of May 2019. Download – Build 3.14.00

The big new feature in Phoenix FD for Maya is the support of Maya 2019. Both the 3ds Max and Maya versions have many improvements and bug fixes as well. For the full release notes, click on the product button in orange below, and click on the Updates tab.

About Phoneix FD

Phoenix FD is an all-in-one solution for fluid dynamics. With Phoenix FD, artists can simulate fire, smoke, liquids, foam, ocean spray and more. The software is used in multiple television series such as Game of Thrones and The Flash and is specifically designed for fast-paced production. Phoenix FD integrates seamlessly into Maya and is optimized to render with V-Ray.

Chaos Group Phoenix FD for 3ds Max

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Chaos Group Phoenix FD for Maya

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Greyscalegorilla Light Kit Pro 3.1

Greyscalegorilla Light Kit ProLight Kit Pro 3.1 came out on May 14 and is available your downloads if you are a Light Kit Pro 3.0 License holder. They overhauled the software for Octane and re-worked Ambient light in all supported engines. They also fixed some issues. To see the full list of enhancements, fixes, and changes, click on the product page link below and then click the Updates tab.

About Greyscalegorilla Light Kit Pro

Real Studio Lights for Cinema 4D

Light Kit Pro 3 is a studio lighting plugin for Cinema 4D, compatible with Standard, Physical, Arnold, Octane, and Redshift renderers.

GSG Light Kit Pro

Avid Media Composer 2018.12.5

Avid Media Composer

This patch release is available through the Download Center only. You will not see it in your My Avid account or on Avid Link. Additionally, it is for windows only and you must have v2018.12.3 installed to update to the current version.

Additionally, v2018.12.4 has been fixed. There was an issue with deleting media and Avid removed the 2018.12.4 release from the Download Center. Learn more

Avid Media Composer

Proven and trusted by professional editors in every segment of film, television, and broadcast
Designed to handle high volumes of disparate file-based media, Media Composer delivers accelerated high-res-to-HD workflows, real-time collaboration, and powerful media management, eliminating time-consuming tasks so you can focus on telling a great story. And now the choice is yours—edit on premises, remotely through the cloud, on demand, through a low-cost subscription, or purchase a license outright—making Media Composer the most versatile and accessible tool for professional creative editorial.

Perpetual License   Subscription

To download a trial version, click on the product page.

Avid Sibelius v2019.5

Avid Sbelius

The May 2019 release of Sibelius brings several Loop & Playback improvements, as well as PDF exporting and printing, and stability improvements. For the full release notes, click on the product button in orange below, and click on the Updates tab.

About Avid Sibelius

The fastest, smartest, easiest way to write music.

Create beautiful, captivating scores more quickly than ever before with the world’s best selling notation software. They have perpetual licenses, subscriptions, Ultimate version and more available.

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Mamoworld Pins & Boxes v1.1.001

Mamoworld Pins and BoxesWe don’t usually see this small of a dot update but every little fix matters.  Version 1.1.001 came out on  May 14, 2019, fixed issues with creating pins using current time option.

About Mamoworld Pins & Boxes

Stop Writing Complex Expressions – Create Modular Layouts with Pins & Boxes

Create dynamic layouts easily. Align and attach elements to any point of the bounding box of texts and create boxes that grow and shrink with their content.

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Blue Cat’s DP Meter Pro v4.2

Blue Cat DP Meter Pro

The big news in this update is the refreshed GUI design, with improved usability and touchscreen support. It also now supports retina displays on Mac. They’ve also dropped support for Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.6 and earlier. In addition, they’ve dropped support for legacy RTAS and DirectX plug-ins formats. Read the full release notes by clicking the orange button below and then clicking on the Updates tab.

About Blue Cat DP Meter Pro

Blue Cat’s DP Meter Pro (DPMP) is a unique audio analysis tool: it combines very flexible and customizable audio meters with advanced side chaining control capabilities thanks to it’s MIDI and automation outputs.

Blue Cat DP Meter Pro

Zynaptiq Unfilter 1.3

Zynaptiq Unfilter

Special limited promotional pricing of $149 through May 31, 2019.

We posted about this one on Wednesday due to the accompanying sale that runs through the end of May. Unfilter has special limited promotional pricing of $149 through May 31, 2019.

The update includes 154 new presets including sampled guitar amp and studio outboard transfer functions, room-tone/ambiance filters for noise, mixing and mastering tools, voice characteristics “imprinters”, odd-ball filters, thru-wall/door filtering, and more. The updated preset manager now displays currently loaded preset name and features previous/next preset buttons, as well.

For the full list of changes and additions to this update, click on the product link, then click on the Updates tab.

About Zynaptiq Unfilter

Adaptive Tonal Contour Linearization
UNFILTER is a real-time plug-in that removes filtering effects, such as comb filtering, resonance, or excessive equalization. It effectively linearizes the frequency response of a signal automatically.

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Propellerhead Reason

Propellerhead ReasonReason 10.4 introduced some new instrument devices:

  • Monotone Bass Synthesizer, a new bass synth device that’s cross-compatible with Reason Compact 2.0.
  • Rytmik Drum Machine, a new drum device that’s cross-compatible with Reason Compact 2.0.

They also had several bug fixes. To see all of the changes, and fixes, go to the Reason product page and click the Updates tab.

Propellerhead Reason

The music-making software with everything you need to create amazing music.
Reason is easy to get started with, yet as deep as you want it to be. And it comes fully loaded with the instruments, effects and sounds your music making need. Create, compose, mix and finish your music–Reason will help you along the journey, from inspiration to mixdown.

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Posted by Michele Yamazaki