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P5Audio releases Techno Deep House for Virus TI2

P5Audio Techno Deep House

P5Audio has announced Techno Deep House, a soundset for the Virus TI2 synthesizer by Access Music.

Time to fall in love all over again with your Virus TI 2 synth, with 128 brand new custom designed patches. With a heavy emphasis on bass and lead sounds, these sounds cater to the Techno Deep House, Tech House, as well as Dubstep and Big Room producers.

Techno Deep House features

  • 128 custom Techno Deep House, Tech House, Dubstep and Big Room style patches.
  • Emphasis on lead and bass sounds.
  • Provided in .MID file format, for quick and easy loading.
  • Inspired by DJs Omid 16B, Christian Smith, Rob Acid and more.

The sample pack costs $11.99 USD.

More information: P5Audio / Techno Deep House for Virus TI2

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8Dio releases Wrenchenspiel sound library for Kontakt

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8Dio Wrenchenspiel

8Dio Productions has announced the release of Wrenchenspiel, a custom instrument containing a large array of 31 deep-sampled wrenches.

The Wrenchenspiel contains 18 different core articulations, over 1.200 samples and is a highly versatile, tonal percussion instrument that can sound like anything from a Glockenspiel to Celeste, from traditional Rhodes to absolutely brutal mutilated music sound design.

In addition the library also contains a step-based sequencer (aka Wrenchenquencer/arp), live-triggered FX and our dual convolution reverbs containing both sound designed and more traditional hall based impulses.

The sound library is available for the introductory price of $59 USD until March 15th, 2013 (regular $79 USD).

More information: 8Dio Productions / Wrenchenspiel

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Time+Space intros Harps by Garritan

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Garritan Harps

Time+Space has announced the release of Garritan Harps, an innovative collection capturing the sweet, pure and powerful sound of this enchanting instrument.

Garritan kicked off the virtual harp revolution more than 12 years ago with GigaHarp and today Make Music has announced the release of Garritan Harps, which utilises the power of today’s technology to deliver a pristine sound and authentic playing experience.

This virtual instrument features a variety of harps including Salvi Pedal, Venus Concert Grand and Lyon & Healy as well as a host of special features that deliver an unprecedented level of realism. Encompassing advanced glissando emulation, sampled acoustic spaces, and much more, Garritan Harps gives musicians, composers and producers the tools to easily recreate the enchanting sound of the harp in their music.

Special features include full-ranged harp articulations – traditional angelic-sounding harp plucks, harmonics, Pres de la table, picked, dampened, and other types of playing techniques. Through a variety of options, Garritan Harps also makes playing glisses accessible to any musician.

Harps features

  • Pure, pristine sounds
    • Each string was sampled for the entire life of its natural decay.
    • The sound of each string is sweet, pure, powerful, and dynamic with minimum crosstalk.
  • Full range of harp articulations
    • Traditional angelic-sounding harp plucks (gentle, soft, medium, and loud).
    • Special effects include harmonics, Pres de la table and damping.
    • You can also perform chords, arpeggios, trills, tremolos, and bisbigliando.
  • Heavenly Glisses
    • Unique built-in keymapping emulates the pedals of a harp so you can play realistic harp glissandi and arpeggios that can be performed in real time and customised to your music.
    • Glisses are easily played in Garritan Harps by running one’s fingers up and down the keyboard.
  • Compatible with both Mac and PC and all the major sequencers, Garritan Harps ships with the acclaimed ARIA player, which includes Ambience Reverb and Convolution Sampled Reverb. With this technology, the sound of specific performance spaces can be captured and shared – Garritan Harps offers more space perspectives and flexibility than any other professional harp instrument.
  • The standalone ARIA Player also allows anyone to load and play back MIDI files and produce audio recordings of the MIDI file or live performances, without additional software.

The Harps library is available from Time+Space, priced RRP £74.95 GBP / €86.95 EUR (Download), £89.95 GBP / €105 EUR (DVD).

More information: Garritan Harps

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Gospel Musicians releases Neo Soul Keys 3X Lite

Gospel Musicians Neo Soul Keys 3X Lite

Gospel Musicians has announced the release of Neo-Soul Keys 3X Lite, a sound library for UVI Workstation and MachFive 3.

A lightweight version of Neo-Soul Keys with all three electric pianos: Mark I Suitcase, Mark I Stage, and 200A Wurli. The library comes with the sustain samples and two release notes which consist of the actual mechanical and tine release noises. The benefit of the UVI Workstation player is that the user will be able to choose from an assortment of effects already built into the player.

Neo-Soul Keys 3X Lite features

  • Library Size: 1.00GB.
  • 12-Velocity layers on sustain notes.
  • UVI Worksation effects and amp sims.
  • Light on processor and RAM.
  • Wurli Vibrato Knob.
  • Dedicated Bass Boost knob.
  • Full 720×480 wallpaper.
  • Works with Free UVI player.

The sound library costs $99.99 USD.

More information: Gospelmusicians / Neo-Soul Keys 3X Lite

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Audiofile Engineering announces Vio app by Square B

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Square B Vio

Audiofile Engineering has announced Vio, the first app for iPhone and iPad released under their new Square B brand.

Morph and shape your voice by exploring Vio’s mesmerizing and unique user interface, watch the entrancing graphics, and hear the transformation of your voice.

Vio is an amazing app for anyone who wants to experience their voice transformed beyond imagination. In the hands of an experienced musician or producer, Vio is a serious creative tool to design new vocal sounds.

Vio features

  • Sonic adventures – always in tune
    Build sonic universes from your own voice. The innovative audio engine behind Vio goes far beyond existing voice effects to create novel, futuristic vocal styles. Vio’s sound spaces vary in character from edgy and energetic to mellow and relaxing. Vio surprises and inspires your creativity: you may not intend to do something, and it comes out cool. Whether you are an amateur or seasoned professional, Vio’s pitch correction technology ensures that everyone sounds in tune and is beautifully harmonized.
  • Touch Control
    Explore each sound space by touching Vio’s swirling particle vortex. Move the vortex around the screen and change how your voice is transformed – harmony is added or subtracted, melodies emerge and disappear, and reverberations shape shift.
  • Looping
    Double-tap the screen, loop what you have just sung or hummed, and focus on morphing your sound with the particle visualizer.
  • Recording & Sharing
    Record your performances and share them via email, SoundCloud, Dropbox, or iTunes file sharing. Choose between compressed and high quality audio files.
  • Advanced Features
    Visit http://squareb.co/vio/ to learn about advanced features like changing keys and recording high quality audio.

Vio for iOS is avaialble to purchase for $2.99 USD.

More information: Square B

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Inear Display releases Danaides effect plugin

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Inear Display has announced Danaides, a sequenced sound mangler with a powerful modulation section.

It gives you the ability to route the input signal through a filter and three sound destruction effect processors : a “driller” that will loop and repitch very small slices of the signal, a “metalizer” delay and a samplerate reducer.

Inear Display Danaides
Danaides feautres built-in effect and dry-wet sequencers.

Danaides features

  • 3 sound mangling effects : “driller”, “metalizer” and “reducer” .
  • 1 pre-filter with mode morph (Lowpass, Bandpass, Highpass).
  • Effect selection sequencer.
  • Dry-wet sequencer.
  • 2 Morph LFOs with 2 sub-LFOs each.
  • Host tempo sync for the LFOs.
  • Modulation inputs for each effect/filter parameters.
  • Sequence randomizers.
  • Global randomizer.
  • MIDI learn.
  • MIDI program change support.
  • MIDI layout for TouchOSC on IPad.
  • Vector based resizable User Interface.
  • Cross-platform presets.
  • 61 factory presets.
  • Lifetime free updates for registered customers.

Danaides for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 10 EUR until March 5th, 2013 (regular 20 EUR).

More information: Inear Display / Danaides

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Sountrack Loops releases Electric Body Music sample pack

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Soundtrack Loops Electric Body Music

Soundtrack Loops has announced the release of Electric Body Music, a collection of royalty free loops and samples in multiple formats.

Electric Body Music is the largest Industrial EBM pack to date. Soundtrack Loops EBM will provoke nothing but a constant flow of Leather and Lace driven dance floor debauchery. Join us in a post apocolyptic cyber punk future where the sound of dark body grooves rule the night. This is the sound of Electric Body Music. Good for Gothic Dance, Industrial, Sci Fi, Steam Punk, Hardcore, Noisecore, Gltichcore, and EBM.

Folders include 11 construction kits (122 loops), “add on” Drum beats (221 loops), “add on” Synth and Bass (82 loops), Drum shots (44 samples), and Synth shots (54 samples). Sounds include Vocal bits, Electric Basses, Synth Basses, Leads, Pads, Percussion, Kicks, Snares, Hi Hats, Cymbals, SFX, Mixed Beats, and much more. 24 bit 44.1kHz Stereo ACIDized Wav. Tempos range from 95 – 150 BPMs. Key and tempo are included in the file names as well as metadata.

The sample pack is available to purchase for $39.95 USD (Pro Pack, includes all formats).

More information: Soundtrack Loops / Electric Body Music

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