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


Filthy Patches releases Riddim sound pack

Filthy Patches Riddim

Filthy Patches has announced the release of Riddim, a sound pack featuring samples and patches for the Massive synthesizer.

Riddim, Swamp, Trench, Wonk. All these words mean the same thing: The time has come for Dubstep to return to the roots and get more bouncy and savage than it has ever been before.

This is why Filthy Patches brings to you RIDDIM. A collection of Massive presets and audio samples to give your next dubplate that dirty UK-style vibe.

Riddim features

  • 8 Original drum kits filled with aggressive kicks, snappy snares and full loops.
  • 50 Brand new Massive presets specially designed for Riddim Dubstep. Every Massive patches come with 8 macro controls to tweak the sound to your liking.
  • 92 Brutal bass loops and wet wobbles all key labeled.
  • 12 One shots of ultra-sharp synths.
  • 28 Futuristic and alarming sounds to use as atmospheric FXs.
  • Total of 184 wav samples (24-bit).

The pack is available from Beatport for £12.95 GBP/14.95 EUR/$19.95 USD.

More information: Filthy Patches / Riddim


Reveal Sound intros Chart Top Sounds for Spire

Reveal Sound has launched Chart Top Sounds for Spire, a new soundset from Banger Sounds for the Spire synthesizer instrument.

Banger Sounds Chart Top Sounds for Spire

This pack contains 66 Reveal Sound Spire presets inspired by today’s hottest EDM artists and ready to take your productions to the next level.

BangerSounds inspired by artists such as Thomas Newson, Afrojack, Blasterjaxx, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Showtek, Hardwell, Avicii, Deorro, Reece Low, Jayy Fresh, J-Trick, Lefty, Sean & Bobo, Tiesto, Quintino, FTampa, Ibranovski, Dropgun, Viveka, CubixRube, Sebastian Ivarsson, Sodafreak, SCNDL, New World Sound, Lessware, and many others.

All sounds are made professionally in a studio to ensure every producer is happy with their BangerMusic purchases.

Chart Top Sounds for Spire features

  • 66 Spire presets.
  • 5 arp sounds.
  • 12 bass sounds.
  • 41 lead sounds.
  • 1 pad sounds.
  • 7 pluck sounds.
  • 100% royalty-free.
  • multi-genres.

The soundset is available from Reveal Sound for 12 EUR / $15.50 USD.

More information: Reveal Sound / Chart Top Sounds for Spire


Feelyoursound updates Sundog Scale Studio to v1.5.0

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Feelyoursound has released version 1.5.0 of its Sundog Scale Studio MIDI composition software for Windows and Mac.

Feelyoursound Sundog Scale Studio

Sundog is a specialized software that helps electronic songwriters to develop new chord progressions, melodies, and even whole songs easily.

The stand-alone tool connects to all major DAWs via MIDI and is available for Windows and Mac OS X.

Changes in Sundog Scale Studio v1.5.0

  • Scale Finder: Click on “Tools -> Scale Finder” to find the perfect scale for your melody. Simply enter the notes you already know and let Sundog search through over 300 included scales. Common Major and Minor scales are highlighted for quick access.
  • Swing: Add some groove to your songs.
  • Open recent songs.

Sundog is available for purchase for $39 USD/29 EUR.

More information: Feelyoursound / Sundog Scale Studio


Alan ViSTa releases Cymbalistic free plugin

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Alan ViSTa has announced the release of Cymbalistic, an instrument plug-in featuring a sampled cymbals set.

Alan ViSTa Cymballistic

It contains 68 stereo 24 bit samples from the University of Iowa Electronic Music Studios public domain library.

Cymbalistic features

  • 1 Hi hat, 1 ride cymbal, 4 crash cymbals, 2 chinese cymbals.
  • 4 stereo outputs.
  • Release time for each cymbal.
  • Volume and Pan for each cymbal.
  • Amplitude dynamic range control.

The plug-in is available for download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).

More information: Alan ViSTA / Cymbalistic


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