Full Bucket Music has released version 1.1.0 of the deputy Mark II, a free synthesizer instrument for Windows.
The deputy Mark II is a VST™2.4 software instrument for Microsoft Windows® (both 32 and 64 bit) in the tradition of classic string machines and early “polyphonic” synthesizers, written in native C++ code for high performance.
Changes in the deputy Mark II v1.1.0
- Reworked paraphonic note scheduling.
- Improved internal processing architecture.
- All parameters can be controlled by MIDI controllers.
- Added File Management dialog.
- Rudimentary support for skinning.
- Built-in alternative “dark” skin.
- Minor bug fixes.
The plug-in is available as a free download for Windows (VST).
More information: Full Bucket Music / the deputy Mark II
u-he has announced an update to its plug-ins to fix a “Missing GUI” issue with Apple’s Logic Pro 10.1.
We are aware of a “missing GUI” issue for some u-he plugins after updating Logic Pro X to v10.1. The reason is Logic v10.1 has dropped support for legacy AU SDKs, which includes some versions of u-he plugins.
We have created updates to our plugins, and our testing shows these versions work as expected. To solve the issue you will need to install these latest versions over your existing installation. Installers are available via our forum.
Owners of ZebraHZ need to download the latest build via their account at u-he.com.
Note: If installing the new builds does not appear to help, please try rescanning all u-he AU plugins via Logic’s Plugin-Manager (Logic > Preferences > Plugin-Manager).
More information: u-he
Sample Magic has launched Deep & Bass House, a sample pack featuring sounds for forward-thinking house music direct from the underground.
Deep & Bass House returns to the UK underground with 900MB+ of chunky big-room beats, killer basslines, filtered chords, retro piano riffs, brooding synths, pitched vocals, twisted FX and punchy drum hits for the new school of deep house.
At the apex of deep house, garage and bass, we’ve gone all-out to recreate the UK sound taking dance music by storm, serving up content in industry-standard 24-bit Wavs alongside fully-flexible MIDI and instant-load sampler drum kits.
Deep & Bass House features
- 876 Wav files (24-bit).
- 576 Apple Loops.
- 576 Rex2 files.
- 230 MIDI files.
- 5 custom kits and 4 hit type sampler formats for EXS-24, Ableton Drum Rack, NN-XT, Kontakt and Maschine.
The sample pack is available for purchase for £34.90 GBP. Various Click+Mix packs are also available.
More information: Sample Magic / Deep & Bass House
Les Productions Zvon has announced it has set free the Quad Zamp sample player instrument plug-in for Windows.
To beme more precise, the 4 audio outs version is now freeware. It previously was “soundware”, meaning that it was a bonus with any purchase of our sample sets. The single audio out that was freeware is discontinued. I have decided this because we no longer sell our sample sets directly from our website, at least for now, due to the new EU VAT regulations.
Quad Zamp is a one-shot/drum VSTi sample player, consisting of four ‘Zamp’ style multi wav players, 12 wavplayers in total. Each wav player is assigned to a certain key, from C2 to B2. This can be customized. Also includes samples from the IYTTIW mofified trumpet and the Prepared Rhodes with ready to use kits.
It was made with SynthEdit and was “Download of the Month” in December 2005 Electronic Musician magazine.
Quad Zamp for Windows (VST) is available to download as freeware.
More information: Les Productions Zvon / Quad Zamp
Slate Digital has announced Mix/Master & Mix/Master/FX bundles, offering an entire virtual analog studio, starting at $19.99 USD per month.
One of the key missions of Slate Digital is to give audio engineers access to all the amazing tools that they’ve ever dreamed of, and for a price that makes them worry more about making music rather than worry about their bank account. But last summer, our friends at Gobbler introduced us to an idea that would allow people to better experience our products and use them more efficiently, creatively, and affordably. Introducing the Mix/Master bundle and Mix/Master/FX bundle.
With the Mix/Master bundle, you get every single Slate Digital product, and every single Slate Digital update and future product for $19.99 per month. That’s a full arsenal of tape machines, analog mixing consoles, vintage eqs, classic compressors, mastering limiters, and so much more in the pipeline coming soon. And again, when you join the subscription, you don’t just get what Slate Digital has now, but you’ll get new plugins throughout the year for free as long as you subscribe.
More information: Slate Digital / Mix/Master Bundle
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