Odo Synths releases Dream 64 v3.0 free chip synth

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Odo Synths has announced the release of version 3.0 of its Dream 64, a free chip synthesizer instrument for Windows.

Odo Synths Dream 64

Dream 64 is not an SID emulator, but it’s a plug-in that can recreate sounds that are used in chip-music. It’s inspired by the SID chip from the old but good Commodore c64 but with some extra features for fun.

Dream 64 v3.0 features

  • All sequencers have a start and end loop but start always at step one.
  • Start-step never can be higher than the end.
  • Every sequencer has its own BPM rate or all have one manual rate.
  • 8 step Wavetable sequencer with audio on/off (gate effect).
  • 8 step Arp sequencer notes from c to c3 and one c4 note.
  • 8 step Ring modulation sequencer notes from c to c3 and one c4 note.
  • A Bitcrusher only for the ringmod. This is nice if you use the Wavetable.
  • 16 step easy to edit filter-sequencer. Can be used for nice bass sounds because it has an end step (will sustain).
  • Waveforms for the oscillator are saw, triangle, pulse, noise, ringmod mode. The noise is very special – it can be pitched by key or fixed.
  • Oscillator octaves from -3 to 2.
  • Ring modulation oscillator notes from c to c3 and one c4 note and a bitcrusher (this is nice for the wavetable sequencer).
  • 2 LFOs with 21 waveforms BPM rates and manual with inverter.
  • The LFOs can start (key sync) (host sync) and (free run).
  • Destinations of the LFOs are pitch/pulse/ring osc and Filter.
  • 2 modulation envelopes with inverter and BPM retrigger.
  • Destinations Pitch/pulse/ring modulation.
  • Filter Envelope can be switched to the filter sequencer.
  • filters lowpass/hipass/bandpass/low and hipass/band and hipass/band and lowpass.
  • Random for most of the controls.
  • Reset most of the controls.
  • Double click is reset for most of the controls.
  • Bitcrusher before and after filter.

Dream 64 for Windows (VST) is a free download.

More information: Odo Synths

Wave Alchemy releases free DRM Drums sample pack

Wave Alchemy DRM Drums

Wave Alchemy has released DRM Drums, a free sample pack featuring over 380 drum samples from a vintage Vermona DRM drum machine.

All samples have been lovingly recorded through an API pre-amp with every sound boasting eight round robin variations and four accent (velocity) layers!

This sample library is 100% free! All you have to do is login to gain access to the download link!

Original vintage DRM drum machines are quite hard to come by; they were originally manufactured by Vermona in 1986 and appear to be influenced by the iconic 606 and 808 drum machines. Although DRM is an abbreviation for ‘Digital Rhythm Machine’, the sound generation is in fact fully analogue! 12 analogue drum voices are available: kick drum, 3 toms, 2 snares, 2 hi-hats, claves, cowbell, cymbal and a very interesting sounding analogue clap…

DRM Drums contains fully pre-mapped drum kit patches for use with Kontakt 5 and Battery 3. Each kit makes extensive use of multiple velocity layers, round robin sample playback and choke groups to create a truly expressive sample instrument.

All 384 drum samples are included as raw 24-bit wav files, carefully trimmed and labelled, making it easy for those who want to build their own drum kits.

The download is free to Wave Alchemy users (registration is free).

More information: Wave Alchemy / DRM Drums

Soundiron releases Voices of Rage + New website launch 20% off sale

Soundiron Voices of Rage

Soundiron has announced the release of Voices of Rage, a sample library featuring vocalists Evan “Severed” Seidlitz, Alecia “Mixi” Demner (Stitched Up Heart), Jason Kocol (Impaled) and Aaron Boynton (The Sky We Scrape).

Voices Of Rage is an aggressive death metal, hardcore and metalcore vocal library that combines awesome vocal performances, powerful word and lyric building systems, tempo-synched step sequencing, multiple microphone types, rack multi-FX and tons of cutting edge content and capabilities.

It explores the raw, brutal and guttural vocal style that death metal and hardcore is known for, in all of its roaring, screaming, hissing and screeching glory.

Voices Of Rage is available for purchase for $89 USD through May 1st, 2014 (regular $139 USD).

Soundiron

Soundiron is also celebrating the relaunch of its website with a limited time sale.

We’re thrilled to announce the relaunch of Soundiron.com, with an all new design, a faster server, sleeker pages and easier navigation. Our upgraded shopping cart now has user account creation, more detailed invoices and more payment options.

To celebrate, we’re slashing prices with a 20% sale off everything in our store from now until May 1st! And check out the Bundle pages to see our new bundle upgrade plans. We’re also excited to release a brand new library today!

More information: Soundiron

Cableguys updates Curve, FilterShaper and WaveShaper CM

Cableguys

Cableguys has announced updates for its Curve, FilterShaper and WaveShaper CM plug-ins.

In some setups, using a flat waveform in an oscillator could lead to erroneous output in Curve, which we fixed. And we’ve also fixed a UI bug which could occur after editing macros in Curve or MIDI assignments in Curve, FilterShaper or WaveShaper CM. Download the new versions of Curve and FilterShaper.

You can get Curve 2 CM and WaveShaper CM for free with Computer Music Magazine and Curve 2 BE for free with the German Beat Magazine.

More information: Cableguys

MSXII Sound Design releases Snares & Hats Combo Kit

MSXII Sound Design has released Snares & Hats, a new combo kit sample library.

MSXII Sound Design Snares & Hats

This kit represents everything you love in quality production; dirty hats and crunchy snares. Make no qualms about it, this kit will partner well with your current MSXII library.

Multiple loop ideas have been included to spark immediate inspiration and ideas. We’ve used some of the most dirty hats we can find (16″ Vintage Zildjian Hats) to get a great sound.

Recorded through studio grade preamps and processed carefully, The Snares and Hats Combo Kit will sit nicely in both your mix and arsenal.

Snares & Hats features

  • 60 drum loops of live snares + hi-hats in 16bit .wav format.
  • Vintage saturation/coloring via products by API.
  • Hi Hats used include: Zildjian 12″ Special Recording Hats, Zildjian 16″ Vintage Hats (40/50s), Dream 14″ Re-FX Jingle .
  • Snare Drums used include: Pork Pie Percussion 6×14 Clear Acrylic Pig Lite, Pork Pie Percussion 7×13 Brass Patina, Pork, Pie Percussion 5×13 Maple, Pork Pie Percussion 6×10 Maple Soprano, Ludwig 5×14 Acrolite Black Galaxy, Noble & Cooley 4.75×14 Aluminum Alloy Classic, Pearl 3×13 Brass Piccolo, Pearl 8×14 Vinnie Paul Signature (Maple), Tama 5.5×14 Starclassic Birch, Custom SoCal 5.5×14 Maple (Built by Matt Slack).
  • Additional chopped one-shot hits provided as bonus.

The pack is available from the Drum Broker for $24.99 USD.

More information: Drum Broker / Snares & Hats Combo Kit

Vengeance Sound releases Tapestop effect plugin

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Vengeance Sound has launched Tapestop, a new Vengenace Producer Suite effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

VPS Tapestop

The Tapestop effect is as old as it is famous, and Vengeance has the deluxe version of this effect for you: VPS Tapestop is your new favourite tool when it comes to all kind of pitch effects.

But stop, it can do a lot more: with the build in sequencer, volume and filter envelopes or the new “tape slip” feature you can create crazy effects, way beyond the classic Tapestop pitch-down.

VPS Tapestop features

  • Simulates Pitch-Down and Pitch-Up.
  • LP Filter can be added.
  • Volume Fades can be added.
  • Tape Slip: simulates worn Tapes/Vinyls.
  • Stepped or smooth pitch effects.
  • internal sequencer.
  • 3 independend envelopes for pitch, filter and volume.
  • realtime scope.
  • 80 presets with pitch, wobble or special fx presets.
  • no clicks and 100% sync with your song.
  • The tapestop effect duration can be set in note values.

The Tapestop plug-in for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) costs 49 EUR. It is currently 20% off in as part of Vengeance’s Easter sale. Use coupon vEaster at checkout.

More information: Vengeance Sound / Tapestop

Resonance Sound releases SOR Prime Kicks Vol.1

Resonance Sound has announced the release of Prime Kicks Vol.1, a new sample package by Sounds of Revolution.

SOR Prime Kicks Vol.1

Micro is beautiful: Oliver Schmitt aka SOUNDS OF REVOLUTION (SOR) continues his highly anticipated Micro Series with some decent tools to dust off your subwoofers: Prime Kicks Vol.1 for an unbeatable smashing price!

It’s not exactly a secret that only a proper bass drum delivers your tune perfectly to the dance floor – and this is your chance to get it just right: 125 professionally crafted, creatively layered, severely-processed-with-all-kinds-of-fancy-gear samples. Suitable for everything EDM and paying attention to every detail as usual, SOR sends you his best regards with beautiful analog, breakbeat/live, fx, verb and heavily layered kicks.

The sample pack is available for purchase for 5.95 EUR incl. VAT.

More information: Resonance Sound / Prime Kicks Vol.1

Auganizer updated to v1.1

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The Auganizer software for renaming and organizing of AudioUnit plug-ins, was updated to version 1.1.

Auganizer

This release is all about adding compatibility and functionality across the board. We’ve made lots of changes on the backend of the software to cater for just about every plugin out there.

Changes in Auganizer v1.1

  • Ability to free up disk space by applying all changes to your system folder after editing.
  • Logic presets now follow plugin renames around no matter how many times you change, update or revert.
  • Added support for Automap enabled plugins.
  • Full compatibility with Garageband 10.
  • Ability to revert all plugins (or selected plugins) to a pure pre Auganizer state.
  • Ability refresh the plugin list without closing and opening Auganizer.
  • Ableton changes now appear in a “Auganized” folder under “Places”.
  • Various improvements based on user feedback.
  • Fixed: Unlocking plugins for users with a custom home directory.
  • Fixed: Wrong popups for updated components when two versions of the same plugin exist.
  • Fixed: A crash that could occur when quitting Auganizer.
  • Fixed: 32Lives GUI’s in Auganizer (100% compatibility with 32Lives now).
  • Fixed: “iLok not found” in Slate Digital VBC.
  • Fixed: Missing GUIs (by adding, “copy back to system folder” feature).
  • Fixed: Signed plugins are no longer touched or edited.
  • Fixed: In testing, 100% compatibility with every plugin developer, there are currently no known problem plugins.

Auganizer for Mac is available for purchase for $34.99 USD.

More information: Auganizer