u-he has launched a preview version of its Hive synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
We are taking the wraps off a new synth – Hive. What is Hive? Think sleek, low CPU use, “super” sounding synth with a streamlined workflow. We wanted to make a synth that was fast, fluid, light on CPU but still had a heavyweight sound.
There are lots of features packed into the single page interface to make your sound design quick and intuitive – drag and drop modulation, solo buttons, parameter linking and much more.
Hive is now available for download as a public beta. We are putting the finishing touches on Hive and this is your chance to give some feedback and help us get ready for release.
The public beta is available to download for Windows and Mac from the u-he forum at KVR Audio.
Hive is available for purchase now for $99 USD ex VAT while it is in public beta (regular $149 USD ex VAT). The serial number works with both the beta version and the final released version.
More information: u-he / Hive
Future Loops has announced the release of Chill Dubstep and Ambient Producer, a special holiday season collection comprising ambient, dubstep and chillout best-seller sample packs at a discounted price.
Featuring 5 sample libraries, this bundle will please anyone looking for a forward thinking sound in various styles: Liquid Ambient, Dubstep, Chillstep, Future Bass Music, Nu R&B.
Chill Dubstep And Ambient Producer – 5 in 1 Bundle 2014 includes over 4100 Samples and 9 GB of Royalty-Free content in WAV & REX Formats.
The bundle is available for purchase for a limited time for 65.85 EUR (regular 109.75 EUR).
More information: Future Loops / Chill Dubstep & Ambient Producer
Soundiron has released Iron Pack #12: Prepared Guitar, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt and sfz.
This latest Iron Pack brings you a range of different prepared acoustic guitar string plucks. You also get a cool set of 14 different ambiences and evolving atmospheres along with it. Each string was prepared with various bits of metal wires, scraps, nuts and bolts.
This pack includes 33 instrument presets for Kontakt and SFZ, 37 samples and is 165 MB installed. Requires full retail Kontakt 4.2 or later or you can use any SFZ-compatible sampler or synthesizer plugin. It’s on sale for just $3.99 ’till New Years.
The pack is available for purchase for $3.99 USD until December 31st, 2014.
More information: Soundiron / Iron Pack
codeKnobs has released version 2.01 of the DSI Tetra Program Editor VST, a software editor for the Tetra hardware synthesizer by Dave Smith Instruments.
Changes in DSI Tetra Program Editor VST v2.01
- New UI.
- Support for all tetra parameters (include Push It, Wave Reset).
- Powerful Program Manager. Now a user can:
- Collect and store programs in one place.
- Search programs by name and tags.
- Import programs from your Tetra device and .syx banks (also supported are Prophet 8 and Mopho formats).
- Export your programs to your Tetra device and .syx banks for distribution.
The plug-in is available for purchase for $49.99 USD.
More information: codeKnobs / DSI Tetra Program Editor VST
Xfer Records has released an update to the OTT multiband compressor effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
OTT is a re-creation of a popular aggressive multiband upwards / downwards compressor setting used by many dubstep and electro producers.
Changes in OTT v1.2
- Upward/Downward comp controls at the bottom let you select depth (ratio scaling, 0% = 1:1 = bypassed).
- Output Level trims for Low Mid High bands.
- Command-Click (Ctrl-Click Windows) on Bands in meter area to bypass individual up/down compressors.
- Drag left-right in meter area to adjust the thresholds.
The plug-in is a free download at Xfer Records (VST/AU/AAX).
More information: Xfer Records / OTT multiband compressor
Sound Author aka Bryan Lake has released Gemini, a free twin delay ensemble for Native Instruments Reaktor. Merry Christmas all! Inspired by TAL-DUB-III, Gemini features a nifty little switch labeled “Post” that positions the Chorus, … read more
Bedroom Producers Blog has launched the BPB Christmas Giveaway 2014, a chance to win plug-ins and sound packs from 16 sponsors. After a year full of giveaways on BPB, it’s time for the grand finale. … read more
DJ Tech Tools has launched the S4S Holiday Soundpack, a free collection of samples from Soundpack 4 Soundpack. This week in lieu of my normal Monday soundpack we have something very special to help you … read more
Versilian Studios has released Marimba and Etherealwinds Harp, two new instrument plugins and Kontakt sound libraries. The Marimba is a relative of the xylophone, distinct for its large, typically semi-tubular resonators found underneath the keys, … read more
Plugin Boutique has launched a limited time sale on BDF Eco, offering 70% off the drum instrument by FXpansion. BFD Eco is a streamlined, fun and affordable software instrument for acoustic drums, based on the … read more
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Loopmasters is offering a 45% discount on vocals sample packs in a new 24-hour sale. Our Loopmasters holiday sales are on! Save 30% or more on hundreds of packs from a great selection of labels. … read more
Trance Techno Soundbanks has released Trance Leads Recreations, a free soundset for the DUNE CM/BE synthesizer instrument from Synapse Audio. Soundset is having 10 Recreations Construction kits modeled on already released famous trance tracks. All … read more
VST Buzz has launched a limited time sale on Direct Guitar 3.0, offering 60% off the guitar instrument library by Pettinhouse. An innovative 10Gb guitar library made for NI Kontakt 3 and above. Includes fret, … read more
Sample Magic has announced the release of 4 free label sampler packs. It’s been another magical year for us here at SM. But nothing we do is possible without your continued support. So to say … read more
Dmitry Sches has launched Collaboration, a free soundset for the Diversion synthesizer instrument. Here we have some very nice thing to release, let me explain please a bit. Rob Mitchell from SoundBytesMag in conversation with … read more
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Arturia has launched version 1.1 of iProphet, a synth app that recreates the unique sound of the classic Sequential Circuits Prophet VS synthesizer. The Prophet VS’s rareness and classic digital sound make it a mainstay … read more
SKYLIFE has released version 4.8 of SampleRobot Pro, a comprehensive update for the top-of-the-line auto-sampling software for Windows and Mac. It includes unique functions like a supersize WaveRobot sample editing window and enhanced support for … read more
Meldaproduction has launched MDrumLeveler, a dynamics processor specially designed for drums and percussive instruments. MDrumLeveler is a unique tool specially designed for drums and percussive materials. It will improve the drum performances, stabilize drum hit … read more
Vintage Synth Pads has announced the release of The Classic, a collection of 101 presets for the Matrix 12 V synthesizer by Arturia. “The Classic” is a collection of 101 presets that are designed to … read more
Abletunes has launched a Holiday Sale, offering 20% off its Ableton Live templates and projects for a limited time. Save 20% with our Christmas & New Year Sale! Use coupon code HELLO2015 at checkout. Plus … read more
Sound Radix has announced a limited time sale on the Sylenth1 + 32 Lives Bundle. Starting December 22nd and running until the 26th, the bundle will be priced at 129 euro that’s nearly 40% discount … read more