u-he has launched a preview version of its Hive synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
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
Tracktion DSP has announced the release of Master Mix, a professional stereo mastering plugin that offers multi-band dynamics processing and equalization.
It has three individual dynamics processors, each with its own set of controls and selectable crossover points. It also has two separate six-band parametric EQs, one located before the dynamics section, and the other after.
Each dynamics band is typically used as a compressor, but expansion is also possible. An intuitive dynamics contour edit screen provides easy setup of your compressor parameters and allows you to create the perfect soft knee curve. Master Mix also offers a simple to use noise gate and a soft-clip limiter.
With intuitive screens and controls, Master Mix promises to be one of your most invaluable tools. It can take your projects to new heights.
Master Mix is available for purchase for $59.99 USD. An introductory 50% discount is available for a limited time.
More information: Tracktion / Master Mix
satYatunes has updated his free Blue Theme skin for the Dune 2 synthesizer instrument by Synapse Audio.
Redesigned the entire skin, too many changes to list here
The skin pack is a free download at satYatunes.
More information: satYatunes / Blue Theme
HoRNet Plug-Ins has announced the release of HoRNet Multicomp Plus, a versatile compressor effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
It’s built on the foundation of the original Multicomp and features three improved compressor models (VCA, OPTO, FET) and an expander (based on the VCA model).
Multicomp Plus is responds to every mixing need providing three compression colors, from the dry VCA to the very fat FET model, if you need analog warmth Multicomp Plus provides a different emulation for every model.
You don’t have to worry about gain staging thanks to the internal makeup gain algorithm and the auto input and output gain adjustment.
HoRNet Multicomp Plus features
- Three compression models (VCA, FET, OPTO) and one expander.
- Auto make up gain algorithm.
- Adjustable analog emulation level.
- Separate hiss control.
- Input and output waveform visualization, for visual compression control.
- “RealGR” meter showing real speed gain reduction with peak hold.
- External side-chain.
- High pass and Low pass filters for the side-chain.
- Up to 4x oversampling.
- Input and output gain control with automatic gain adjustment.
- Dry / Wet knob for parallel compression.
The Multicomp Plus plug-in for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) for 44.90 EUR.
More information: HoRNet Plug-Ins / Multicomp Plus
Rob Chiarelli is offering the Synth Buss Lite signal processing effect plug-in for free for a limited time.
Our warmest wishes for a very happy holiday season filled with happiness, peace & joy.
Please enjoy a free copy of our new SynthBussLite plugin as our gift to you.
Synth Buss Lite features
- Signal processor designed to help create a more modern and exciting keyboard sound.
- The sound, balance and feel of your mixes will be improved quickly, easily and musically.
- Ideal for piano, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, organ, and synth.
Use coupon PEACEONEARTH at checkout to receive the plug-in for free. This offer expires December 31st, 2014.
More information: Final Mix Software
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