Benniy C. Bascom releases Polyrythmus for Max for Live

Benniy C. Bascom has released Polyrhythmus, a Max for Live device for sequencing drums, melodies, CCs and parameters and/or build very complex yet mathematically logical and uncommon arpeggios for live purposes.

POLYRHYTHMUS is a rhythm sequencer, arpeggio builder, cc and parameter automator and mathematical geek.

build polyrhythmic (counterpoint, polymetric etc) patterns, use them (live) as arpeggiators and/or to sequence drums, CCs, parameters of your live etc. run sequences sinusodial, trigger one sequence with another, have 23 steps run in the same time as 5 others do, skip steps, randomize parameters and alot more. give the long video a chance.

The device is a free download (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial)

More information: Polyrhythmus

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Plugin Boutique updates BigKick to v1.5

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Plugin Boutique BigKick

Plugin Boutique has released version 1.5.0 of BigKick, a kick drum instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.

It’s got the same great kick drums, but with more creative options, bug fixes and better performance. And with a clearer GUI.

Changes in KickDrum v1.5.0

  • You can play the pitch of the kick drum with your MIDI keyboard.
  • Vastly extended hold and decay times and a great new envelope shape for those really long kicks and booms.
  • Drag and drop import for attack samples. Drag sounds straight from your track into onto the Load Sample button – it’s very quick and easy!
  • New (much warmer) distortion and waveforms for more creative and aggressive sounds.
  • Hyper-clean trance drum kicks with the new tough kick drum model.
  • Massively improved preset handling, including folder creation, renaming, easier preset browsing, preset-pack creation tools and much more.
  • Presets sit right in the mix more quickly with the new built in EQ. Or, if you want, leap out and smack you in the face with the punch control.

BigKick for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for £39.95 GBP.

More information: Plugin Boutique / BigKick

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Tuna Knobs by Samuel Verburg – physical controls for touchscreen

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Samuel Verburg has launched a Kickstarter project for the Tuna Knobs, attachable knobs made to control (music) apps on touchscreen devices.

Tuna Knobs

Tuna knobs are control knobs that stick to any touchscreen and let you control DJ and music making apps like you would with dedicated music hardware.

Tuna Knobs are designed to give you the tactile precision you need when making music, while giving you the versatility of mobile applications.

The project has already reached its 12,500 EUR funding target. Backers can still get a good deal on Tuna Knobs with various pledge tiers available. The project will be funded on August 8th, 2014.

More information: Tuna Knobs

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Zenhiser releases Sci Fi FX sample pack

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Zenhiser has launched Sci Fi FX, a sample pack featuring over 600 Science Fiction SFX samples.

Zenhiser Sci Fi FX

Welcome to Zenhiser’s “Sci Fi FX” sound library, one of the most in depth sound effects library we have created which fits perfectly along side our Transformer FX, Movie Impacts & Movie Stabs sound packs. Inspired by some of Hollywood’s biggest Sci Fi blockbusters, Sci Fi FX sound effects takes audio drive and sound manipulation to a whole new level.

We covered the main elements for both Music Producers and Movie / Game creators which means “Sci Fi FX” sounds contain 96 khz wav clarity for optimum performance and unrivalled original sounds for aural gratification. Crafted entirely from scratch these Sci Fi SFX sounds will absolutely blow you away, dark, mysterious, futuristic and downright incredible. Trust us when we say this is the SFX pack everyone needs.

The pack is available for purchase for $75 AUD.

More information: Zenhiser / Sci Fi FX

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Reveal Sound intros HighLife Trance MIDIS for Spire

HighLife Trance MIDIS

Reveal Sound has introduced Trance MIDIS, a sound pack from HighLife Samples, featuring MIDI files and presets for the Spire synthesizer instrument for creating trance music productions.

Including 125 Midi files of Arp melodies and Chord melody progression. All files are royalty free to use them in your music productions with no restrictions.

50 presets ‘of Arps, Leads, Bass, Plucks, Pads, FX’s, Drum has extremely been squeezed for maximal impact for your latest EDM dance track.

All Midis and Presets are usable for all EDM genres like House/Electro/Progressive/Dubstep and many more.

The soundset is available from Reveal Sound for 19.95 EUR / $26.99 USD + 19% VAT for EU.

More information: Reveal Sound / Trance MIDIS

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SampleOddity releases Oddmospheres 2 for Massive

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SampleOddity has released Oddmospheres 2, a new soundset featuring 55 unusual instrument patches for the Massive synthesizer instrument by Native Instruments.

SampleOddity Oddmospheres 2

Continue your journey through uncharted space with Oddmospheres 2, a collection of highly morphable, dynamic instruments for Massive. You’ll find a collection full of unique sounds that span the spectrum from pristine and pure to gritty and abrasive.

Each patch is outfitted with eight macro knobs that often alter the sound in drastic ways, so be sure to explore the depths thoroughly. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen, protect your eyes with goggles, and have a hazmat suit handy for emergencies!

The soundset is available for purchase for $17 USD.

More information: SampleOddity / Oddmospheres 2

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discoDSP updates Discovery Pro synth plugin to v6.4.1

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discoDSP has released version 6.4.1 of Discovery Pro, a virtual synthesizer instrument for

Changes in Discovery Pro v6.4.1

  • Double clicking a knob resets to original position.
  • Mod amount now refects mouse values and OCT range correctly.
  • Drop down menu from KeySplit hides after switching presets if it’s displayed.
  • Enhanced LCD fonts.
  • Filter Attack MIDI CC changed to 38 (like NL2) on all platforms. 89 remains for FL Studio due compatibility issues.

Discovery Pro is available for purchase for $199 USD / 149 EUR. The update is free for 6.x customers.

More information: discoDSP / Discovery Pro

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Audio Genetics Lab releases Jailcell Slammer: Impacts and Hits from Alcatraz Prison

Audio Genetics Lab Jailhouse Slammer

Audio Genetics Lab has announced the release of Jailcell Slammer, a collection of ready-to-use one-hit impacts and effects created from recordings of the actual jail cell doors of Alcatraz prison.

While our field recordist was taking a public tour of the famous San Francisco prison, a special presentation was given on the sound of the cell doors. A long set of cells was closed simultaneously by a single operator at the end of the row, filling the historic space with a thunderous metal punch.

These huge metallic impacts were the starting point, and we at the lab took those recordings and created a set of hits, ramps, and sub-booms that are sure to cause a riot.

The simple user interface offers optional distortion and reverb (with a custom collection of 13 synthesized reverb impulses), and controls for velocity sensitivity of volume and/or filter.

The library includes a single patch with all the processed hits, ramps, and booms, as well as a collection of designed patches for out-of-the-box textures, tremors, and madness. Individual impact types (Subs, Big Hits, Ramps) have their own patches, allowing those samples to be spread out along the keyboard for more pitch control.

As always with Audio Genetics Lab libraries, all of the samples are accessible for your own mangling and modification outside of Kontakt. Drop them straight into your project or load them into your favorite soundmasher.

Jailcell Slammer for Kontakt is available for purchase for the introductory price of $9 USD (regular $15 USD). Requires full version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or higher.

More information: Audio Genetics Lab / Jailcell Slammer

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