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Beat offers free Special Edtion of Aalto Solo semi-modular synth

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Aalto Solo Beat Special Edition

Beat is offering a free copy of the Aalto Solo software synthesizer by Madrona Labs at its Facebook page.

Der Aalto Solo aus der Feder von Madrona-Labs-Mastermind Randy Jones entpuppt sich als ganz besonderer Klangerzeuger, der seine Stärken bei experimentellen Sounds und Modulations-Orgien ausspielt. Dass er sich dafür intern fast nach Belieben neu „verdrahten“ lässt, setzt der Kreativität kaum Grenzen. Mit Oszillator und nachfolgendem Waveguide gelingen charismatische Sounds; Hüllkurven, LFO, Filter und Sequenzer runden die Klangformung ab.

Aalto Solo is a one voice version of the Aalto semi-modular software synthesizer with an innovative, patchable UI, distinctive sounds, and a charming personality.

The Beat Special Edition of Aalto Solo is available to download for its Facebook fans

More information: Beat

Zenhiser releases Massive Techno Presets soundset

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Zenhiser Massive Techno Presets

Zenhiser has announced Massive Techno Presets, a collection of 100 techno presets for the Massive software synthesizer by Native Instruments.

We’re covering all the main genres with our NI Massive presets and until now Techno is one genre that desperately needed an obliterating array of uber cool presets.

With that in mind we locked our techno producer in the studio, stocked him up with Ramen noodles for a month, two pairs of his tech geek glasses and an online subscription to Music Tech Magazine. One month later and two amazing things were created in that studio, a superbly manicured sailor beard (which we didn’t expect) and 100 Techno presets that simply blew us away (which we expected).

The soundset costs $25 USD.

More information: Zenhiser / Massive Techno Presets

Soundiron releases Mercury Symphonic Boychoir + $50 off choral libraries

Soundiron Mercury Symphonic Boychoir

Soundiron has announced the release of Mercury Symphonic Boychoir, a comprehensive, playable and powerfully sampled children’s choir for Native Instruments Kontakt.

This 15.5 GB children’s chorus captures the uniquely angelic and wondrous sound of a traditional English 30-voice boy’s choir ensemble. We’ve taken everything we’ve learned from years of choral development and pushed it to a whole new level of excellence.

It features two masterfully blended mic distances with custom mix control, powerful yet efficient programming, user-friendly interface design, our new exclusive Word Master and Phrase Master performance systems, 7 true-legato types, expressive dynamic control, tempo-synching and time-stretching, soprano and alto soloists, choral effects and much more. This is easily the single most flexible, detailed, playable and lifelike virtual children’s choir ever created.

Mercury features

  • 15.5 GB Installed.
  • 14,605 Samples.
  • 77 nki instrument presets.
  • 24 bit / 48kHz stereo PCM wav format.
  • Open format to allow user customization.
  • Format(s): Kontakt 4 & 5 .nki and pcm .wav.

The Mercury library is available to purchase for $399 USD.

In celebration of the release, Soundiron is offering a $50 USD discount on Mars, Venus, Requiem Light and the Olympus Collection.

From now through February 5th, you can grab Mars Symphonic Men’s Choir or Venus Symphonic Women’s Choir for only $349 each or our massive Olympus Symphonic Choral Collection for only $499! And you can pick up the classic Requiem Light standard open-format cathedral choir for $319 or the Requiem Light Kontakt Player Edition for only $349.

More information: Soundiron

Flux updates Elixir and BitterSweet plugins to v3

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Flux has released version 3 of its Elixir and BitterSweet effect plugins, introducing AAX Native/DSP and 64-bit compatibility.

Flux Elixir
Flux’s Elixir real true peak multichannel limiter plug-in.

Today, we are finally starting to release the AAX (Native & DSP) and 64-bit compatible versions of our software, built on our latest 64-bit version 3 framework, hereafter called v3. First out is the FREE BitterSweet v3 Transient Designer, and the Elixir v3 True Peak Limiter, and now when we have the framework ready, we are aiming at having all our software ported and available within Q1 this year.

The v3 framework improves the performance dramatically (measured 500-1000 percent improvement for Elixir depending on host environment!) and for the graphic rendering the v3 framework includes our GPU-efficient 2D/3D graphic engine, first introduced in the Pure Analyzer System, based on the OpenGL standard optimizing the audio-to-visual experience utilizing the GPU on the computer’s built in graphics card.

The update to the 64-bit compatible and to the AAX Native version (AU/VST/AAX Native) is Free of charge for all current owners of Elixir, and can be downloaded when logged in to the customer download area on our website. If you’re not using Elixir yet, a dongle free trial version is available on our download page as well.

Elixir is available to purchase for the introductory price of 119 EUR (VST/AU) / 175 EUR (AAX DSP/Native), a 20% discount on the regular price of 149 EUR/219 EUR. The Bittersweet plug-in is available to download at no cost.

More information: Flux

Rock Steady sample pack free with purchase at The Loop Loft

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The Loop Loft Rock Steady

The Loop Loft has announced that it is offering a copy of its Rock Steady sample library free with any purchase for a limited time.

Automatically receive a FREE copy of our Rock Steady loop collection (a $29 USD value), when you purchase anything at The Loop Loft.

The free download will be presented to you at checkout and is available in WAV, REX2, AIFF and Stylus RMX formats!

Rock Steady features

  • 112 Loops, 90-162 BPM.
  • Instant Download.
  • 100% Royalty Free.
  • High Quality 24 Bit 48 KHZ Audio.
  • WAV, REX2, Stylus RMX and AIFF (Apple Loops) Formats.

The offer ends February 5th, 2013 at 12:00am EST.

More information: The Loop Loft / Rock Steady

Noisefactory releases Elements Vol.2 – Fundamental Dance Drums

Noisefactory Elements Vol 2 Fundamental Dance Drums

Loopmasters has introduced Elements Vol.2 – Fundamental Dance Drums, a sample library by Noisefactory.

All over the world, across all popular music genres, Drums are one of the most important and fundamental elements of any track. So here it is: “Elements Vol. 2 – Fundamental Dance Drums”.

This outstanding pack delivers you a selection of all best hitting drums taken from all recently released products by Noisefactory.

In detail: Over 450 single drum hits spread into Bassdrums, Claps, Snares, Hihats, Crashes, Misc Perussion, Shaker and Rides are waiting to expand your sample library or to give you a solid basement in drum samples.

Fundamental Dance Drums features

  • 130 MB content, 24-bit quality.
  • Includes 100 Bassdrums, 50 Claps, 30 Crashes, 60 Hihats, 20 Reverse Crashes, 40 Rides, 40 Shaker, 40 Snares, 100 Misc Percussions, 19 Bonus Samples.

The sample pack is available for £9.95 GBP.

More information: Noisefactory / Elements Vol.2 – Fundamental Dance Drums

Diginoiz releases EDM Drums sample pack

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Diginoiz EDM Drums

Diginoiz has released EDM Drums, a sample pack featuring drum one-shot samples for electronic dance music.

Electronic Dance Music Drums! What more should can we say! High quality, dynamic, great sounding club style drum one shots!

Made with attention to details and style that You may known from artist like Avicii, Tiesto, SHM, Deadmau5, Guetta and others.

You will find here over 180 drum sounds (25 Clap&Snares, 55 Kicks, 51 Hi-hats and 50 Percs) ready to be used in Your smash hit club and radio tracks!

So if You ever wondering how to get drum sounds like those from the biggest stars in the industry, the answer is EDM Drums! Genres like Deep House, Trance, Electro House, French House, Tech House, Progressive and many more can be created thanks to our EDM Drums! So don’t waste Your time and have a good composing process!

The EDM Drums pack costs 22 EUR.

More information: Diginoiz

Peter Dines updates Chroma and Griss Gris to v1.0.3

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Peter Dines Chroma and Gris Gris

Peter Dines has announced version 1.03 of the Chroma and Gris Gris sequencer and synthesizer for Native Instruments Reaktor, which adds a few features and fixes a couple of minor bugs.

The Gris-Gris synth now has two additional filter types, bandpass and high pass, and a ring mod control for metallic and bell tones. It comes with a much expanded and refined Lemur template that allows full editing of sequences.

To celebrate the release of this new version, the Chroma and Gris-Gris sequenced synth ensemble is temporarily reduced in price from $24.99 to $19.99

Chroma can be purchased and downloaded right now. Remember, Chroma is a Reaktor ensemble and requires a full installation of Reaktor 5.8.0, not just Reaktor player.

I’ve also added further support for Lemur. The new template has three pages – the original quickpage, plus a sequence edit page and a full synth edit page that offers control of every parameter in the Gris-Gris synth. The quickpage now has controls for sequence speed, key and scale type.

More information: Peter Dines / Chroma