WOK has announced Emonizer, a free micro-pitch shifter effect plug-in for Windows.
Stereo micro-pitch shifter for thickening vocals, widening guitars… Download for free on Facebook!
Emonizer for Windows (VST) is available to download at Facebook (no Facebook account required). It will be available from the WOK website later.
More information: WOK (Facebook)
Sound Guru has announced a public beta of The Mangle, a granular synthesizer / sampler plug-in.
I’ve been fascinated by granular synthesis for years but I never found a satisfactory plugin to explore it – I wanted full automation in my DAW, preset recall, and tools to ‘play’ the stream of grains expressively.
So I built it myself. Or more accurately, I am building it myself. The Mangle is beta software, but if you want to help me test, you can buy at the discounted beta price.
The Mangle features
- Animated granular display – Visualize your grain stream. Individual grains move across the waveform in real time. Amplitude, pitch and envelope are also represented.
- Drag & drop modulation – Creating new modulations is easy – just drag the modulator to its target, then set the amount with in-place markers showing changes.
- Resizable vector interface – The Mangle’s interface is rendered dynamically as vectors – resize it with no loss in quality. Handy for live performance.
- Dual sequencers – The Mangle is also great for making rhythmic patterns. A pair of sequencers can be used to modulate any parameter.
- Multiband waveform display – Quickly and easily see where high, mid and low frequencies are in your audio, for clearer sound setup and tweaking.
- Multi-timbral – Each instance of the plugin has 8 full ‘slots’ each with their own audio & parameters. Map them to any MIDI range for multi-timbral patches.
The Mangle is currently available for Mac only (VST/AU), for the discounted beta price of £19.99 GBP. A Windows version is coming soon.
More information: Sound Guru / The Mangle
Voxengo has announced version 1.1 of SPAN Plus, its real-time “fast Fourier transform” audio spectrum analyzer plug-in for Windows and Mac.
SPAN Plus is an extended version of the freeware SPAN plug-in: SPAN Plus provides several additional features such as PNG file export, real-time spectrum import/export and static spectrums display.
Changes in SPAN Plus v1.1
- The number of “Import From” slots increased to 5.
- “dBFS.30″ and “dBFS.15″ metering options added.
- 1/9 and 1/12 octave smoothing options added.
- 65536 block size option added.
- Increased “smoothed” graph drawing precision.
- Increased overall spectrum drawing precision.
SPAN Plus is available to purchase for $49.95 USD.
More information: Voxengo / SPAN Plus
Producer Loops has announced the release of Symphonic Series Vol 7: Piano & Orchestra 2, a sample library featuring five original compositions.
Stern Muzik raises the bar once again with ‘Symphonic Series Vol 7: Piano & Orchestra 2′. Within each of the five expertly produced and composed Construction Kits you’ll find delicate and emotive piano work, interlaced with gorgeous string arrangements and percussive embellishments.
‘Symphonic Series Vol 7: Piano & Orchestra 2′ expands on this high-end series with five original compositions supplied in Construction Kit format. Weighing in at a staggering 2.5 GB of uncompressed content, you’ll find pristine quality audio and MIDI loops in a variety of tempo and key tagged formats, as well as OMF arrangements for your sequencer.
Stern Muzik takes you on a journey into enchanted realms and you’ll find no shortage of material to inspire your next Orchestral composition in this expertly-composed and produced pack.
All of the amazing live instruments found in a symphony orchestra are included in this epic pack, alongside percussions. All loops and phrases feature “solo” performances for maximum authenticity.
The sample library is available to purchase for £49.95 GBP.
More information: Producer Loops / Piano & Orchestra 2
Delectable Records has released House Bass Session, a sample pack featuring a vast collection of professionally crafted bass loops and samples.
Producers can expect to find Huge Atmospheric Double Bass, ethereal fingered and slapped Electric Bass Lines, Punchy Drum Loops and Earth Shaking One Shot Sounds you’ve never heard before!
Basses were recorded live from 3 different bassists playing an 1820 Italian hand-crafted double bass, a vintage and very rich sound taken up with two custom AKG microphones with FET circuit model Schoeps CMC 5, Electric basses used are Manne XLR 5, even Italian craftsmanship and a Tobias Killer B4. We used 5 different amps, Hughes & Kettner Attax 100 Combo, MB Markbass TA501, Fender Bassman 135, and an incredible and unique Davoli Lied Bass Tube Amplifier 200 crafted in 1967.
Enjoy the wide range of utterly inspiring 24 bit quality audio samples offered by this new collection of accurately tempo and key labeled audio samples, meticulously designed by our Studio crew with professional equipment and custom made DSP routines, for ready-made sound production.
House Bass Session features
- 618 MB content, 24-bit/44.1kHz quality.
- Includes 30 electric bass loops, 30 fingered bass one shots, 28 fingered bass riffs, 35 slapped bass loops, 45 slapped bass one shots, 30 slapped bass riffs, 44 double bass loops, 29 double bass riffs, 78 synth bass loops (weird, sub and classic).
- 128 extra drum and percussion loops.
- Loops at 125 bpm.
The sample pack is available to purchase for £29.95 GBP. Individual parts are also sold separately.
More information: Delectable Records / House Bass Session