Archive for November, 2012

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LinPlug updates RMV to v5.1.0, 100 new sounds for CrX4 + 33% Off Sale

LinPlug RMV

LinPlug has updated its RMV drum synthesizer and sampler instrument plug-in to version 5.1.0.

The RMV combines analog-style percussion synthesis, a fully-featured percussion sampler, and a sophisticated Loop Editor/Player. The instrument combines all of the features found on the LinPlug RM IV with several new and innovative features that represent a substantial step forward.

Changes in RMV v5.1.0

  • Mac 64-bit version of AudioUnit and VST plugin.
  • Mac OS X 10.8 certified installer.
  • Fixed Choke not working with certain envelope settings.
  • Compatibility enhancements.
  • Ended support for PowerPC processors.
  • Added MIDI output (parameter feedback) for Audio Units.

LinPlug has also released a collection of 100 new sounds for CrX4 by its long term sound designer Philippe Favre.

Furthermore, all LinPlug instruments and effects (excluding Rob Papen’s Albino) are available at a 33% discount until December 31st, 2012.

More information: LinPlug

Sample Magic launches Flash Sale

Sample Magic has announced a limited time Flash Sale, offering its sample library downloads at a 20% discount.

Sample Magic Flash Sale

You’ve had Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now it’s time for Sample Magic’s Flash Sale. We’ve slashed 20% off all downloads in this exclusive one weekend-only extravaganza – running until 10am GMT Monday.

We’ve highlighted some of our recent biggest sellers and older gems, from Terrace House and Moombahton to Sylenth Nu House Patches and Ultimate FX 2 – all of which are available with 20% off with discount code FLASH20.

More information: Sample Magic

FabFilter updates all plug-ins with graphics acceleration and more

FabFilter

FabFilter has updated all FabFilter plug-ins to add GPU-powered graphics acceleration.

In addition, FabFilter Twin 2, Timeless 2 and Volcano 2 now feature the collapsible modulation section that was first introduced in FabFilter Saturn. All plug-ins have also received bug fixes and various other improvements.

Changes in FabFilter plugins

  • All plug-ins now contain the GPU-powered graphics acceleration introduced in FabFilter Pro-DS, ensuring ultra-smooth animation while leaving the main CPU free to do audio processing.
  • FabFilter Twin 2, Timeless 2 and Volcano 2 have a new Modulation button to easily show and hide the modulation section. By default, the modulation section is hidden to make the plug-in less intimidating at first, but you can easily look ‘under the hood’ when you want to tweak a preset or design your own.
  • FabFilter Twin 2 displays a new keyboard section in the interface when the modulation section is hidden. The component display at the top of the interface contains a new Main EG component button, letting you easily tweak EG parameters when browsing presets.
  • When multiple bands are selected in FabFilter Pro-Q, the Frequency, Gain and Q knobs will now let you change parameters of the selected bands while preserving their relative differences. Double-clicking a knob still lets you set all bands to the same value.
  • Updated all VST 3 plug-ins to support new features in VST 3.5, such as a host-provided right-click menu for each parameter in the interface. Steinberg’s CMC-AI controller is now also supported.
  • Added mouse wheel support to buttons with pop-up menus, such as the distortion style button in FabFilter Saturn.
  • Added Options > Open Other Preset option to the presets menu, making it easy to open a preset that’s not in the regular presets folder.
  • FabFilter Twin 2 and Timeless 2 now remember which section in the component display is expanded in Wide mode.
  • Fixed compatibility issues with Adobe Premiere on Windows and OS X.
  • Fixed a bug in the mono AudioSuite plug-ins that caused the Whole File option at the bottom to be disabled.
  • The Mac OS X version now requires OS X 10.5 and an Intel processor. Previous versions are still available for download if you need OS X 10.4 or PowerPC support.

The updates are free for existing FabFilter customers. Updates and 30-day trial versions are available for download now at www.fabfilter.com/download.

More information: FabFilter

The Unfinished releases Massive Ammunition for NI Massive

The Unfinished Massive Ammunition

The Unfinished has announced Massive Ammunition, a soundset for the Massive software synthesizer by Native Instruments.

Massive Ammunition is a new collection of 128 sounds for NI Massive aimed at deep and atmospheric dubstep, industrial electronica and hybrid electronic film scoring. In fact it’s perfect for any music that requires some ballsy bass sounds.

At the heart of the soundset are a number of gritty, growly and wobbly bass tones, designed to test the most robust speakers. Depth and punch is this collection’s primary purpose.

However, there’s more to the set than just meaty low frequencies. There’s also a number of beautiful, wide pads and noisy but delicate soundscapes. Add to this some distorted and kinetic plucks, keys, bells and leads, and you have enough sounds under your belt to make polished music straight away.

Dark, driving tech lines to underpin your next movie trailer, throbbing basslines to propel your next dancefloor smash, or just a collection of pristine noises to inspire your next project… You’ll find it in Massive Ammunition.

The soundset is available to purchase for £14.99 GPB. A free demo pack of 20 sounds can be downloaded. Ammunition requires Massive 1.3 and uses the .nmsv format.

More information: The Unfinished / Massive Ammunition

Fingerpushers intros Butch Techno Percussion for Geist

Fingerpushers Butch Techno Percussion

Fingerpushers has released Butch Techno Percussion, a collection of synthetic percussion sounds for Fxpansion Geist.

Butch Techno Percussion is a collection of five kits for Fxpansion Geist, containing 80 highly processed percussion sounds. Butch Techno Percussion also contains almost 400 percussive samples in WAV-format.

The original material for this collection came from TR-909 drum machine. The drum samples were loaded into a E-mu E4XT Ultra hardware sampler for some serious time stretching processing. The samples were stretched back and forward until they sounded like a nasty hard drive crash from the future.

A big portion of the sounds were processed and shaped with Fxpansion Geist and re-composed into percussive sounds. Another portion of the sounds were mangled in the Ohmforce Symptohm granular sampler.

Lastly, the most interesting sounds were selected to be compiled and processed one last time in Fxpansion Geist.

Butch Techno Percussion features

  • 394 percussion samples.
  • All samples are in 44.1 kHz, 16 bit WAV format (with short file names so they work with Akai MPC).
  • There are five kits for Fxpansion Geist with 80 additional sounds.

The sound library is available to purchase for 9.90 EUR.

More information: Fingerpushers / Butch Techno Percussion

Steven Slate Drums releases Chris Lord Alge Expansion

Steven Slate Drums Chris Lord-Alge Expansion

Steven Slate Drums has announced the release of the Chris Lord Alge Expansion for Steven Slate Drums 4.0 and Trigger.

In the Spring of 2012, Chris Lord Alge revisited his recording engineer roots and recorded multiple world class drumkits at OCEAN studios in Burbank. He then mixed all the drums in his classic style in his LA mixroom using the same processing chains that you’ve heard on all of his records. He even printed a sample layer of his famous SONY reverb unit on the kicks and snares. The result is some of the fattest, punchiest, most mix ready virtual drums in the industry! And now you can use these classic Chris Lord Alge drums in Steven Slate Drums 4 Virtual Drum instrument and Steven Slate TRIGGER Drum Replacer/Enchancer.

Chris Lord Alge Expansion features

  • Recorded & mixed by Chris Lord Alge.
  • 12 snares, 11 kicks, 5 toms.
  • Use Directly with SSD4 Player or TRIGGER.
  • Multiple Articulations on Snares.
  • Complete control.
  • Classic CLA sound.
  • Easy to install.

The expansion is available for the introductory price of $149 USD for the SSD4 and Trigger editions (regular $249 USD), or $199 for a bundle of both (regular $399 USD).

More information: Steven Slate Drums / Chris Lord Alge Expansion

IK Multimedia launches AmpliTube Slash Special Sale—40% off apps and in-app purchases

IK Multimedia AmpliTube Slash for iPhone

IK Multimedia is offering 40% off AmpliTube Slash for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad and In-App purchases in a limited time sale.

IK Multimedia is pleased to offer mobile users 40% off AmpliTube Slash for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad for a limited time. This is your chance to get the Apocalyptic Tone of Slash on your iPhone and iPad at a great price. From now until December 13th, 2012 you can get AmpliTube Slash for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad for only $8.99/€7,99 each on the App Store. That’s 40% off the normal price of $14.99/€13,99!

Now you can play through a rock icon’s pedals and amplifiers, all from the convenience of your iPhone or iPad. AmpliTube Slash features models of all the legendary signature gear used by Slash in the studio and in his live performances. You can rock models of the legendary Marshall® JCM Slash Edition Silver Jubilee, the Marshall® AFD100, 6 Slash’s signature guitar pedals, and play along with Slash’s extensive discography or any music from your music library.

Use IK’s AmpliTube iRig or iRig STOMP mobile interfaces to connect your guitar, bass or keyboard to your mobile device and you are ready to rock! You can also use the iRig Mic to process and record vocals and acoustic instruments with this powerful mobile suite.

The sale ends December 13th, 2012.

More information: IK Multimedia

Nektar introduces Panorama P6 – 61 note USB MIDI controller for Reason

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Nektar has announced Panorama P6, a 61 note USB MIDI controller keyboard with the same deep Reason integration as their acclaimed Panorama P4.

Panorama P6
Nektar Panorama: Keyboard and pads are dynamic, sensitive and balanced carefully with a solid feel that allows for complete expression.

Panorama P4 first shipped in June 2012 and has already become a favorite among Reason users who are looking for great integration with hardware and workflow that allows uninterrupted creative freedom

Like the P4, the Panorama P6 features 4 modes that allow the user to switch between Mixer, Instrument and Transport mode and a 4th Internal mode with 20 user presets each configurable for control of external MIDI hardware, ReWired DAW’s or other MIDI controllable software.

A motorized fader, solo and mute buttons give mix channel control in every mode as does the extended transport buttons with no less than 11 functions a button push away. 16 encoders, 9 faders and 9 LED buttons do most of the controlling with parameters and values displayed on the TFT display. All assignable buttons including the 11 function keys and 12 pads can be setup to send MIDI messages or QWERTY macros, a unique Panorama idea where up to 8 computer keyboard shortcuts can be sent with just one button press. In addition the Panorama P6 features a 61 note velocity sensitive semi-weighted keyboard with after touch, pitch bend, modulation wheel, MIDI out, foot switch and expression pedal sockets.

Panorama P6 is shipping in December 2012, at a MSRP of $659.99 USD / 529.99 EUR / £419.99 GBP (anticipated street price of $599.99 USD / 479.99 EUR / £369.99 GBP).

More information: Nektar / Panorama