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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Danaides feautres built-in effect and dry-wet sequencers.
3 sound mangling effects : “driller”, “metalizer” and “reducer” .
1 pre-filter with mode morph (Lowpass, Bandpass, Highpass).
Effect selection sequencer.
2 Morph LFOs with 2 sub-LFOs each.
Host tempo sync for the LFOs.
Modulation inputs for each effect/filter parameters.
MIDI program change support.
MIDI layout for TouchOSC on IPad.
Vector based resizable User Interface.
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).