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VirSyn updates Addictive microSynth app for iOS to v1.5

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VirSyn Addictive microSynth

VirSyn has announced version 1.5 of Addictive microSynth, a dynamic wavetable synthesizer app for the iPhone/iPod.

Combines the synthesis power of Addictive Synth with an easy to use 4 track loop phrase recorder.

It was never so easy to create beautiful sounds and driving loops. The unique dynamic wavetable synthesis allows you to explore an unprecedented wide range of sonic territory. From acid loops, crystal clear percussions, realistic human choirs to complex musical soundscapes nothing seems impossible with only a handful parameters to tweak.

Changes in Addictive microSynth

  • Audiobus support (Input).
  • Audio background mode.
  • Support for virtual MIDI input connections.
  • Support for Korg’s Wireless Sync-Start Technology (WIST).
  • Publish loops and recordings online with the SoundCloud audio platform.
  • List of loops/recordings with play function.
  • iOS 7 compatibility.
  • iPhone 5 graphics.
  • Metronome on Loop recording.
  • Many bugfixes.

The Addictive microSynth costs $3.99 USD.

More information: VirSyn / Addictive microSynth

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Rhythmic Robot releases Haunted Piano for Kontakt

Rhythmic Robot Haunted Piano

Rhythmic Robot has announced the release of Haunted Piano, a virtual toy piano instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Haunted Piano is created from multiple samples of two toy pianos which between them span a full three octave range. We sampled them at midnight, by candlelight, when the moon was full (and at 24-bit, natch). Using three velocity layers and two round robin sets, we created an eminently playable and responsive virtual toy piano, which can sound just as clunky and naive as the originals.

But then we went a bit further down the spookiness path, pushing the sound of the virtual instrument into sound-design territory. The samples can be reversed with the click of a button, to give eery builds and surprise tones, or to recall those “backwards masking” moments so favoured by demonic rock bands. They can also be force-transposed down by three octaves for groaning, bottom-of-the-sea, sepulchral noises and cavernous drones; or pitched up two octaves for tiny, sparkling fairy-bell sounds that glitter and gleam.

Haunted Piano features

  • A toy piano with several unsettling differences.
  • 3 octaves of chromatic multi samples, plus extras: 580 samples in total.
  • Truly expressive: three velocity layers and twin round-robin sets for natural variation of the sound.
  • 50 switchable randomised key-off samples.
  • 75 effects samples of noises, thumps, bumps, crashes and squeaks.
  • Reverse samples and groaning sub-transposition at the touch of a button.

The Haunted Piano library costs £9.95 GBP. Requires Kontakt version 4.2.3 or later full version.

More information: Rhythmic Robot / Haunted Piano

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Producer Loops releases Minimal Trap Vol 2 sample pack

Urban Elite Minimal Trap

Producer Loops has announced the release of Minimal Trap Vol 2, a new Urban Elite series sample pack.

‘Minimal Trap Vol 2′ is the stunning second installment from the all-new “Urban Elite” sample label. You will find five red-hot Construction Kits inspired by the modern sound of Trap. 808 booms, rapid-fire hi-hats and sparse synths are all included for maximum versatility. Trap music is blazing through the Hip Hop and Urban charts, and the ‘Minimal Trap’ series from Urban Elite is your gateway to this brand new style.

Urban Elite is an exciting new label focused on producing high quality Urban products with crossover potential, while staying faithful to the essence and energy of the streets from which urban music originates.

Fusing together Trap, and Hip Hop with more aggressive electronic genres such as Grime, Dubstep and Glitch, ‘Minimal Trap Vol 2′ has all of the style and substance you could look for, and is great for compiling beats.

The sample library costs £24.95 GBP.

More information: Producer Loops / Minimal Trap Vol 2

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Multiples Pro releases Padded Cell: Aftermath & Dust: Subtractor sound packs

Multiples Pro Padded Cell Aftermath

Multiples Pro has announced the release of Padded Cell: Aftermath and Dust: Subtractor, two new free sound packs.

Aftermath is the latest title in the Padded Cell series of sound design sample libraries.

This time we used the mighty Absynth from Native Instruments to create 50 separate sound-scapes using samples crafted in earlier sample libraries released here on Multiples Pro.

Padded Cell: Aftermath features

  • 200 Rhythmical Loops recorded at 120bpm.
  • 100 Old School sounds made using the E|Loops X3 sample library.
  • 50 brand new loops created with Absynth using Dust: Imposcar, Dust: Minimoog, Dust: MPBASIC, Padded Cell: Granulab and ABass XL.
  • All 50 sounds then “Celled” in the usual way.

The Aftermath pack is a free download in .WAV format.

Multiples Pro Dust Subtractor

The Dust: Subtractor pack includes 10 multi-sampled sounds created with the Subtractor synthesizer in Propellerhead Reason.

This is one of our favourite synthesisers and continues to dominate many of our tracks to this day due to it’s sound and bite which is often missing from today’s software instruments.

We have created 10 sounds for you to use in your productions which ooze these characters as well as provide a nice back-bone to the bass and lead ends of your tunes.

The Subtractor pack is available to download in .WAV, Kontakt 4+, Maschine 1.8+, and MPSampler/Reaktor formats.

More information: Multiples Pro

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UVI releases Urban Suite instrument library for UVI Workstation & MachFive

UVI Urban Suite

UVI has announced the release of Urban Suite, a captivating collection of five new software instruments with an accompanying sizeable sample library tailored towards urban contemporary music producers.

UVI, producers of one of the best selling urban sample libraries ever, are back with the most complete suite of instruments and sounds for beat-driven street music production on the planet. Urban Suite delivers 5 new instruments and a massive sample library tailored for contemporary music producers, perfect for hip hop, R&B, trap, glitch, beat, experimental and more. Both a comprehensive retrospective of the classics and a collection of new and innovative tools, Urban Suite embodies the creative spirit and boundary-pushing heritage of beat music production.

In an effort to give you the absolute best sound quality possible, every sample used in Urban Suite (both in-instrument samples and all of the construction kits) were professionally mastered by Chris Gehringer at Sterling Sound in NYC. A modern legend of urban music, Chris has worked with Rihanna, JayZ, 50 Cent, Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dog, Nas, Naughty by Nature & Robin Thicke to name a few. His amazing ears and genre expertise have helped to make every aspect of Urban Suite sound simply fantastic out of the box.

Urban Suite features

  • 5 new instruments and a massive sample library tailored for contemporary music producers, perfect for hip hop, R&B, trap, glitch, beat, experimental and more
    • BeatShaper – The ultimate urban drum machine.
    • Prime8 – A beat machine legend, reborn.
    • Urban X – Unique tweakable sample synth.
    • Scratch Machine – Fully-loaded expressive scratch instrument.
    • BeatControl – Multitrack looping powerhouse.
  • Includes 152 construction kits, 903 loops, 17,649 samples (8.1 GB content).
  • 44.1 kHz. Recording at 96 kHz.

The Urban Suite library is available to purchase for $199 USD.

More information: UVI / Urban Suite

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New Atlantis Audio launches Halloween Sale

New Atlantis Audio Halloween Sale

New Atlantis Audio has announced its Halloween Sale, offering deep discounts on its sound libraries and Loop Life book.

Happy Halloween!

As a special treat for today only, enjoy horrifyingly low prices on all of our Reason ReFills, the dark and spooky Nightshift sound library, and even our Loop Life book.

All prices have been unmercifully slashed to the bone, but there’s a Pay What You Want option in the cart for kind souls. Safe and Happy Halloween from team NAA. Enjoy!

The sale is today only (October 31st, 2013).

More information: New Atlantis Audio

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Glitchmachines releases Chimera Macropack & Shadows free sound fx pack

Glitchmachines Chimera

Glitchmachines has announced Chimera, a new title in the Macropacks series of affordable sample packs that feature high quality sound effects equally geared toward music production, multimedia and game audio projects.

Chimera features 200 sound effects by Ivo Ivanov, inspired by demons, ghosts and creatures from the darkness.

Comprised of some of our darkest and most disturbing material to date, Chimera is focused on a unique hybrid of psychological horror and technical monster sound effects. You will find demonic vocalizations, haunted atmospheres, mutated creatures, cursed ghosts and chilling supernatural drones that will wake the dead.

Chimera comes with a staggering 2.5 GB of audio content, which has been meticulously crafted to compliment modern productions in need of sophisticated, forward-thinking sound effects. This Macropack includes Kontakt 5 kits for instant access & playability.

Whether you are an electronic musician working on your next big release, a sound designer working on a theatrical trailer or a game audio engineer developing assets for a blockbuster horror game, Chimera delivers uncompromising quality at the highest possible value.”

The Chimera pack is available to purchase for $9 USD.

Glitchmachines Shadows

Glitchmachines has also launched Shadows, a free sample pack featuring 50 SFX by sound designer Ivo Ivanov.

Shadows is the fourth installment in our FREE Nanopack series. The goal with this series of sample packs is to bring you exclusive, high quality sound effects with the same uncompromising production values as our paid products.

Shadows features an exclusive collection of composite sound effects with a dark, sinister aesthetic. You will find a unique hybrid of psychological horror and dark sci-fi, comprised of highly technical drones, articulations and textures.

The 550 MB Shadows sample pack is a free download at Glitchmachines.

More information: Glitchmachines

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