Saltline updates Liść-step free filter plugin to v1.0.3

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Saltline has released version 1.0.3 of Liść-step, a free filter effect plug-in for Windows.

Saltline Liść-step

We all love filters, and we all love modulating them. Lisc-step has been designed with simplicity in mind to get results fast.

Capable of adding dynamic movement to pads, beats, basslines, vocals or whatever you wish to run through it lisc-step offers great flexibilty quickly and efficiently.

Changes in Liść-step v1.0.3

  • Updated GUI.
  • Effect bypass added.
  • Preset manager and larger preset bank.
  • 2nd step sequencer added.
  • Step sequencer modulation matrices.
  • Single SV and dual band pass filter modes.
  • Reset and randomise sequencer buttons.

The plug-in is available as freeware for Windows (VST). Donations are welcome.

More information: Saltline / Liść-step

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VST Buzz launches new deals on ModeAudio packs and Poetic Guitar II

VST Buzz has launched a promotion on a bundle of 6 ModeAudio soundsets for Native Instruments Massive.

ModeAudio Massive Bundle

This exclusive bundle from ModeAudio, brings you the best massive soundsets at a massive discount! Included in the bundle is the following soundsets:

  • Spectral Surface
  • Dubstep Metropolis
  • Critical Mass
  • Aerodynamics
  • Dust Road
  • Orbital SFX

Every single one of these Massive sound banks comes with all 8 macro controls assigned for every preset, so you have the power to blend, bend and morph the patches till they sound just right. Every preset pack is also accompanied with MIDI files, so you can get tweaking and creating straight after download.

The bundle is available from VST Buzz at a 44.44% discount until September 2nd, 2014.

VST Buzz is also offering a 50% discount on the Poetic Guitar II virtual guitar instrument collection by Best Service.

Best Service Poetic Guitars 2

Poetic Guitar II is an easy-to-use, virtual guitar plug-in for Mac and PC, ideally suited for both users with no guitar experience, as well as professional producers. Thanks to the sophisticated solo playing modes as well as the rhythmic chording it delivers extremely realistic results!

Poetic Guitar II has 3 guitars to choose from:

  • Acoustic Guitar played with a pick
  • Acoustic Guitar played with fingers
  • Classical Guitar played with fingernails

The perfect combination of a real guitar GUI with a keyboard GUI makes the instrument incredibly easy to play and simple to understand. Every note has multiple sample layers which are alternated in a natural way to ensure a genuine performance, and fret noise is included to give an even more realistic sound.

Poetic Guitar 2 is available from VST Buzz for $87.50 USD (regular $175 USD). This deal also expires September 2nd, 2014.

More information: VST Buzz

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Overloud releases REmatrix multilayer convolution reverb

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Overloud has launched REmatrix, a multilayer convolution reverb effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Overloud REmatrix

REmatrix combines five individual IRs to create dense, complex and unique spaces.

The reverb is then processed with an effects chain designed to add liveliness, create warmth, or even completely reshape decay and create a reverb character that cannot be obtained with any other tool.

REmatrix features

  • Multi-layer convolution with five IR matrix.
  • Master section with Algorithmic Reverb, Delay, Modulation, Drive, Compressor and EQ effects.
  • 250 IRs included.
  • 400 presets categorized by instrument, genre and application, each created during real mix sessions.
  • Seamless processing: The reverb is never interrupted when adjusting parameters and changing IRs.
  • Factory IRs can have their durations shortened or lengthened.
  • User IR can be imported.
  • Full control over EQ, length, delay, and stereo field of any single IR.
  • Fully automatable.
  • Extremely low CPU usage.
  • Zero Latency.

REmatrix for Windows and Mac is available for the introductory price of 247 EUR/$327 USD (regular 299 EUR/$399 USD).

More information: Overloud / REmatrix

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Novation announces availability of Launch Control XL

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Novation has announced that its Launch Control XL Ableton Live controller is now available from dealers.

Novation Launch Control XL

Launch Control XL is the ultimate mixer and device controller for Ableton Live. Immerse yourself in your music using eight 60mm faders and tweak your effects, devices and plug-ins with 24 LED-enhanced knobs and 16 multi-colour performance buttons.

Used in tandem with Launchpad S’s powerful 64 button grid, Launch Control XL offers an unprecedented Live control experience. Whether you’re triggering clips in the session view or playing drum racks with satisfying LED feedback; Launch Control XL aligns perfectly with Launchpad S’s peerless 8×8 surface. You can even combine multiple units for some serious modular mayhem!

Complete with Ableton Live Lite, 1GB of world class Loopmasters sample content and rock-solid mixer integration straight out of the box, Launch Control XL will propel your Ableton Live experience to the next level.

The Launch Control XL has a street price of $199.99 USD.

More information: Novation / Launch Control XL

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Frau Blücher Audio releases The Heavy Hitter’s Kit for Kontakt

Frau Blücher Audio has announced the release of The Heavy Hitter’s Kit, its second drum sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt 5.

Frau Blücher Audio The Heavy Hitter's Kit

Even though the name of this kit puts it in a certain spot, “The Heavy Hitter’s Kit” suits a wide range of music, from pop to the heaviest metal.

Frau Blücher Audio The Heavy Hitter’s Kit features

  • The kit: Kick drum, 2 different snares, 4 toms (10″, 12″, 14″, 16″), 4 crash cymbals, 2 china crashes, 2 ride cymbals, 15″ hihat.
  • Round-robins.
  • Up to 16 velocity layers.
  • Mixer with EQ and Transient Master on every channel.
  • Tape Saturator and an SSL-style Bus Compressor on the master bus.
  • Recorded at Studio Skeppsbron in Malmö, Sweden. All samples were recorded in 24-bit at 44.1kHz.

The library is available for purchase for 16 EUR. Requires full version of Kontakt 5.

More information: Frau Blücher Audio / The Heavy Hitter’s Kit

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Soundcells updates Rack Extension based ReFills

Soundcells has announced that it has updated its Antidote Signature, Polysix Signature, Viking Signature Rack Extension based ReFills.

Soundcells RE-based ReFills

The main part of these updates is the replacing of all patches that were using the Line 6 devices. Besides this, the new versions contains new patches, minor changes in detail and in case of Viking Signature new backdrops.

And Soundcells has a special offer to all customers: Get a 50% COUPON for your next purchase!

  • Existing owners of at least one of these ReFills will automatically receive their Voucher via email.
  • New customers simply need to purchase one of these UPDATED products to receive the coupon.

The offer ends September 14th, 2014. The individual coupon code is valid for 30 days after purchase.

More information: Soundcells

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Zenhiser launches Futuristic Glitch

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Zenhiser has announced the release of Futuristic Glitch, a collection of 440 futuristic sci fi glitch loops.

Zenhiser Futuristic Glitch

Futuristic Glitch is a sonic journey mixing experimental Glitch patterns with futuristic robotic sounds. This inspiring match gives birth to intricate tripped out glitch loops of breath taking proportions. Split of over two tempos, 85bpm & 100bpm this futuristic sound library lends itself to a multitude of genres. The complexity of these glitch loops is astounding, with intricate patterns using modern robotic sci fi sounds the end result is Glitch loops that will simply blow you away.

Every loop has been meticulously crafted with a clarity to shine in any future track. This really is a must have pack for all Glitch producers, it’s that something you’ve been searching for inject a fresh, new style in your Glitch fuelled tracks. Simply drop a loop in your track and watch it turn into a futuristic sci fi sonic master.

The pack is available for purchase for $35 AUD.

More information: Zenhiser / Futuristic Glitch

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