Rhythmic Robot has released Shortwave, a synthesizer sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt, based on the sound of shortwave radio transmissions.
Shortwave is a chaotic, randomised, unconventional soundscape-generating synthesizer instrument for Native Instrument Kontakt 4/5.
It features a crude four-operator sine-wave based additive synth engine harnessed to twin Interference Generators, each of which can access 111 samples of shortwave static, voices, tuning squeals, modulation noises, cyclic tonalities and so on. A rich combination of LFOs and randomisation features makes for complex, evolving soundscapes which hark back to the age of ham radio operators, Cold War numbers stations, attic antennae and “going out on the airwaves”.
Shortwave features a Glitch control which instantly randomises the settings, for spontaneous patch creation. The Glitch control is designed to be “intelligently musical” in its randomisation, tending to produce musically useful results more often than a pure randomiser would. Shortwave also boasts a series of custom Impulse Responses convolved from genuine radio speakers, plus an old-style graphite microphone, to give patches a compressed, narrow-bandwidth, vintage tonality.
Shortwave is intended for pads, textures, evolving soundscapes, cinematic washes and sound design.
Primitive four-operator additive synth.
Analogue sine waves, with varying levels of distortion and contamination.
Two Interference Generators, each with 111 waveforms.
Randomised sample start points for complex variability.
Rich LFO modulation possibilities, with multiple random factors.
Glitch control for instant random patch creation.
49 factory presets on-board.
Effects include delay / echo and vintage plate reverb.
Convolved impulse responses for genuine radio speaker sound.
The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £24.95 GBP (regular £29.95 GBP). Kontakt version 4.2.3 or later full version required.
sonicLAB has announced the release of Cosmosƒ Plugin V1, offering its stochastic synthesizer in native plug-in formats for for Mac and Windows.
After its introduction in 2012, the most advanced stochastic synthesizer finally meets today the AU/VST plugin format. Cosmosƒ offers tremendous possibilities within a DAW environment and we are happy to present this achievement to you.
While there is an upgrade offer for the registered Cosmosƒ users, there is also an educational discount for new users.
Cosmosƒ Plugin V1 features
All the features of Cosmosƒ V2.2.
Full automation capability inside any DAW.
Multiple instances of Cosmosƒ each with unique OSC port number.
Multiple preset bank handling.
Independent quantization settings for each universe.
Cosmosƒ Plugin V1 is available to purchase for $205 USD ($130 USD for student version). A lite version with limited features is $115 USD. Existing users of Cosmosf V2.2 can upgrade to the plugin version (PRO only) for $50 USD.
Sonivox has announced the release of Vocalizer Pro, the next-generation version of the Vocalizer MIDI-controlled audio effect.
Vocalizer Pro is ready to harmonize, modify, fortify, enhance, and re-synthesize any instrument—or any sound—in ways you never thought possible.
The original Vocalizer is widely renown for the ability to creatively process any type of percussive or melodic audio track. With Vocalizer Pro, this capability has been greatly expanded.
Using their Polaris spectral synthesis engine, the SONiVOX Vocalizer Pro can transform any audio input to generate deep and complex musical results. The patented technology delivers unparalleled signal processing, advanced vocoding, and powerful re-synthesis. In addition, Vocalizer Pro allows the creation of simple or intricate vocal harmonies that can extend far beyond the natural limitations of the voice. One preset has the ability of producing thousands of different results—depending on the audio source.
In addition to the massive expansion of available parameters and control, Vocalizer Pro now features two rows of Parameter Snapshot Pads designed for unique live performance control. One row allows multiple notes or harmonies to be stacked on each pad. The other row allows parameters to be switched to new values. Snapshots provide instant switching of parameter controls, which can be triggered with the pads. These pads can also be mapped to provide access from any MIDI controller.
Vocalizer Pro features
Revolutionary MIDI-controlled audio effect.
Unparalleled vocoding, re-synthesis and signal processing from subtle to mind-blowing.
Expanded controls including FFT audio processing suite.
Pitch shift, formant, improved frequency control and spreading.
Two rows of performance pads extend playability and live performance control.
AU, VST, and RTAS.
64 Bit & 32 Bit.
Vocalizer Pro is available to purchase for $199.99 USD.
Mainroom Warehouse has announced Mainroom Club Sounds Vol 3, a new soundset for the Massive software synthesizer by Native Instruments.
‘Mainroom Club Sounds Vol 3 For NI Massive’ from Mainroom Warehouse is back with another helping of Electro, House, Progressive, Swedish and Mainroom sounds for NI Massive.
There are 64x new patches in this awesome pack. If you’re into artists such as Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Afrojack, Axwell and LMFAO, these sounds will give your productions that same club vibe.
Mainroom Club Sounds Vol 3 features
64 patches for NI Massive: 26 Basses, 1 Chord, 25 Leads, 5 Pads, 4 Plucks, 2 Synths, 1 Piano.
Between four and eight macros have been assigned for extra “tweakiness” for all patches.
Note: NI Massive version 1.3 should be used for this product.
The soundset is available from Producer Loops for £12.90 GBP.