u-he launches Hive synth plugin preview + pre-order

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u-he has launched a preview version of its Hive synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

u-he Hive

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


Luftrum launches Christmas Sale – 30% off sound packs

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Luftrum has launched a Christmas Sale, offering 30% discount on its soundsets for a limited time only.

Luftrum Christmas Sale

If I could, I would give you a hug. A hug is a great gift, one size fits all and it’s easy to exchange but I can’t – so instead I give you a limited 30% Luftrum discount on all products available on luftrum.com from December 20th – December 24th. Just enter this code in the discount field at checkout: synthlove.

It has been a busy year. I attended the Ambient Music Conference in Helsinki in June, where I met with a lot of fantastic people, heard amazing music and spoke about sound design on the Saturday schedule.

In October, I initiated a new fundraising in the audio industry for Save the Children it’s running on it’s 4th year now and this year alone we raised more than $18000. This is the diploma we received. Thanks to all who took part of the charity drive.

I wish you and your loved ones a creative Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you, for your ongoing support…

The sale ends December 24th, 2014. Use coupon synthlove at checkout to take advantage of this offer.

More information: Luftrum


Subatomic Software releases Audulus for Windows

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Subatomic Software has announced that its Audulus modular music processing app is now available for Windows.


With Audulus you can build synthesizers from first principles, design new sounds, or process audio. All with real-time low-latency processing suitable for live performance.

Audulus features

  • A node for every need — Audulus processing nodes are diverse, powerful, and easy to use, with no hidden controls.
  • Control everything with MIDI — Control Audulus with your MIDI controller keyboard or control surface.
  • Polyphonic processing — Process multiple voices. Have precise control of when voices are mixed into one.
  • Build new custom nodes — Group existing nodes to build new nodes. Reuse entire networks of nodes. Even define custom user interfaces for your nodes (requires in-app upgrade).
  • Modulate anything — Connections can be made to any knob so you can modulate any parameter. Nodes are optimized to handle extreme modulation.
  • Round-trip workflow — Begin a patch on your iPhone or iPad while on the go. iCloud automatically syncs it between your iPhone, iPad and Mac. (Mac/iOS only)
  • Live patching — Make connections while processing audio. Audulus will fade connection changes so you won’t hear any pops or have sudden modulations.
  • A Plugin for your studio — Use Audulus inside Logic, Garage Band, Ableton Live, or Digital Performer. (Audio Unit on Mac, VST on Windows).

Audulus for Windows is now available for purchase for $29.99 USD. For a limited time, all in-app upgrades are included free of charge ($45 USD value).

More information: Audulus


The Loop Loft launches Year-End Blowout Sale – 40% off

The Loop Loft has launched its End-Year Blowout, offering 40% off its products.

The Loop Loft Year-End Blowout

End The Year With A BANG!
The Year-End Blowout Sale Starts Today

The year might almost be over, but this sale is just getting started. Save 40% on anything in your cart (and up to 80% off with bundles) with discount code: 2014THX

Click here to browse our entire selection of the #1 loops & samples in the world!

The sale ends January 1st, 2015 at 12:00am ET. Use coupon code 2014THX to take advantage of this offer.

More information: The Loop Loft


Push Button Bang releases Robostep V2

Push Button Bang has launched Robostep V2, a collection of over 350 sound fx samples for cinematic styles, dark dubstep, twisted drum n bass, tech breaks, game audio and media post production.

Push Button Bang Robostep V2

Push Button Bang went into the lab, soldered a Ouija board together with electrical circuits, plugged it into the desk and summoned up the soundtrack of a Dystopian robotic future: a cinematic, sci-fi sonic palette from a world now owned by the Decepticons! (although most likely still in partnership with Google and Amazon).

Robostep 2 continues the style of dark and deformed robot-style movements, drops and breakdowns: this time focussing on impacts, weaponry, evil mechanics and monster machines as well as cinematic moments and complex transformation sequences.

Power up your DAW with a supercharged selection of the Darkest AI audio: imagine the sound of Kurzweil’s singularity giving birth to a possessed army of demonic robots and you have some idea of the intensity of this collection!

The pack is available for purchase for £19.95 GBP.

More information: Push Button Bang / Robostep V2


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