Squaredheads updates Nora to v1.4

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Squaredheads has released version 1.4 of Nora, a phrase arpeggiator and MIDI key mapper plugin for Windows.

Squaredheads Nora

Nora is a MIDI toolset that employs advanced editing tools to create MIDI phrases with ease.
Its full contextual interface allows to create solo melodies, rhythmic basslines or stabs instantly. It may be used in both live and offline environment.

Nora has been recently updated to version 1.4 with a new tool: A MIDI Key Mapper, which can be used as a harmonizer, to create chord progressions, to transpose keys, etc.

Changes in Nora v1.4

  • MIDI Key Mapper tool.
  • Nudge actions: use keyboard cursors to move notes or nodes.
  • Added new presets for Phrase Arpeggiator and for the MIDI Key Mapper.
  • Phrase arpeggiator is now optional.
  • Moved phrase arpeggiator controls from the main toolbar to its editor window.
  • Improved feedback time from interface elements (everything looks smoother now).
  • Hidden “Save” from menu, to avoid confusion. It will be restored in a future update.

Nora for Windows (VST) is available for purchase for 49 EUR.

More information: Squaredheads

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Positive Grid launches Summer Sale

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Positive Grid has launched a Summer Sale, offering up to 75% off the JamUp multi-effects and BIAS amp designer apps.

Positive Grid JamUp

A vast array of popular guitar stompboxes and effects, as well as vintage and modern amps were never so affordable. For a very limited time, Positive Grid (www.positivegrid.com) is offering guitar and bass players a 75% special discount for both their JamUp Pro multi-effects and BIAS amp modeling iOS apps, available for download in the iTunes App Store. But that’s not all: all in-app purchases -all amps, effects, and bundles- are 50% off regular price.

JamUp is a complete powerhouse multi-effects processor for guitar and bass. It offers over 100 amps and effects, GarageBand integration, looper, iTunes player with tempo/pitch control, built-in tuner and metronome, live-view, preset manager, MIDI support and more.

BIAS is an amp designer, modeler and processor that includes 36 of the most sought-after vintage and modern amps in rock ‘n’ roll history as a starting point for user customization. Users can modify these amps and virtually build their custom amps by swapping out the tubes, preamp, transformer, tone stacks, cab and mic to create their own distinctive signature sound. Users can also upload their amp creations to ToneCloud, BIAS’ own amp-sharing platform, to share their custom presets with other users.

More information: Positive Grid

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Tone2 intros NeoFM soundset for Nemesis

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Tone2 NeoFM for Nemesis

Tone2 has announced NeoFM, an upcoming soundset for the Nemesis synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

NeoFM has a clear focus on the best that FM synthesis has to offer, tapping into the depths of Nemesis’ powerful neoFM synthesis.
This set is packed with rich sounds ready to be used in any production and covers the complete range of styles, whether you’re interested in that classic FM sound or looking for nasty FM vibes, NeoFM is there to provide!

The soundset will be available soon.

More information: Tone2 Audiosoftware / Nemesis

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VirSyn releases Tera Synth for iPad

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VirSyn has announced the release of Tera Synth, a modular analog synthesizer app for iPad.

VirSyn Tera Synth for iPad

Explore new sound spaces with Tera Synth that go beyond the emulation of synthesizer legends. Use the power of analog and digital synthesis combined with new modules for physical modelling.

Wireless patching of modules combined with an intelligible modulation routing simplifies the development of new synthesizer designs from scratch. Distortion effect, Delay/Chorus/Phaser and Reverb effects give your sounds the final polishing. Tera Synth gives your music an individual character with its unique fat sound. The well-designed algorithms and the economical modular structure provides you with a comparatively high voice yield. Precise timing with the unique built-in Arpeggiator let you feel the rhythm.

The app is available for purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: VirSyn / Tera Synth

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G-Sonique releases Pultronic EQ-50M plugin

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G-Sonique has announced the release of the Pultronic EQ-50M, a mid-range vacuum tube equalizer plug-in for Windows.

G-Sonique Pultronic EQ-50M

After big success of Pultronic EQ-110P, few years later we noticed there is still something missing. While EQ-110P was perfect for adding deep analog bass and treble color to your mixes, we think you still need tool that can add unique vintage color also to your mid-range.

So we opened our analog laboratory again, and after precious development, new mid-rande Pultronic EQ-50M is here.

If you need to add some more presence/analog color to mid frequencies, or you are thinking your tracks sounds still empty it is right time to choose one of 6 mid range vacuum tubes.

One of know benefit of analog equalizers comparing to sterile digital EQs is that you can make some frequencies more „visible“ in mix just with adding few db of boost, example you can achieve same result (psychoacustical boost) like 2db of digital EQ by boosting only 0.5db with analog EQ, because of more color, saturation and harmonics. This can be perfect feature if your mixes are almost peaking at 0db but still has empty mid sound.

ultronic EQ-50M features

    boost and bandwidth knob.
  • Dip (cut) module with frequency range 300hz – 6kHz, with boost and bandwidth knob.
  • Vacuum tube drive module: with on/off switch and warmth, saturation drive, brilliance knobs for modeling sound of main (output amp) vacuum tube, to add more fatness/warm to overall sound.
  • Input and Output knob volume for more/less analog drive (more input = more saturated sound).

The plug-in is available for Windows (VST) for the introductory price of 12.90 EUR for the first 100 customers (regular 22.90 EUR).

More information: G-Sonique / Pultronic EQ-50M

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Harbinger Pro Audio releases MüV Series portable PA

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Harbinger Pro Audio has announced the introduction of the new MüV Series of portable PA systems.

Harbinger MüV Series

Harbinger MüV Series Portable PA systems are an easy-to-use, affordable solution for smaller performances, presentations, and rehearsals. Designed with small to mid-sized venues in mind, the Harbinger MüV systems deliver complete compact PA solutions for singer/songwriters, presenters, small theater productions, mobile DJs, instructors, and other casual performance applications.

The Harbinger M60 and M120 are full-featured systems including four-channel powered mixers with professional quality loudspeakers for natural sound and full-range musical performance. Both models offer four microphone/instrument inputs with individual volume controls, as well as an Aux input for connecting MP3 players for integrating music or backing tracks.

The MüV M60 PA system features a 60 Watt powered mixer with two 10-inch two-way loudspeaker cabinets. The larger M120 offers 120 Watts of power, with a pair of 12-inch two-way speakers with high frequency compression drivers. Both systems deliver crystal clear, full-range musical performance, with integrated two-band EQ and digital delay. The M120 also includes a three-band Master EQ and Clip LED. And all MüV systems are equipped with extra features including FX send and Record Out for added convenience and maximum versatility.

Each Harbinger MüV PA comes ready to rock, complete with all speaker cables for quick and easy setup. And every MüV speaker cabinet is designed with integrated 1-3/8 inch speaker stand mounts, giving you maximum versatility to adapt to any venue.

“For most musicians and performers, smaller and more intimate venues can be more of a challenge than larger halls, which typically have their own PA,” observes Harbinger Product Manager Jim Norman. “We’ve designed the MüV Series for the kind of casual, small and mid-sized gigs that working musicians face every day. We’ve made it easy to set up, easy to use, great sounding, and affordable.”

The new Harbiner MüV Series is available for purchase for $199 USD for the M60), and $299 USD for the M120.

More information: Harbinger Pro Audio / MüV Series

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CFA-Sound releases FilterGrizzly2 free filter plugin

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CFA-Sound has announced the release of FilterGrizzly2, a free filter effect plug-in for Windows.

CFA-Sound FilterGrizzly2

Finally, after some years in the dark the all-new FilterGrizzly 2 is available as free filter VST plugin! Rich on character and warmth, the completely overworked filter module is loaded with a tube-based filter drive unit for saturation, followed by an analog modelled 4-pole lowpass and 2-pole highpass filter with a passive controlled feedback circuit! The FilterGrizzly2 gives you nearly one-to-one the filter of the upcoming MonoGrizzly 2 synthesizer, all informations about that you can find here: blog/coming-soon-monogrizzly2

FilterGrizzly2 features

  • 2x oversampling and anti-aliasing algorithm.
  • Tube-based filter drive unit.
  • Classic analog ladder filter design.
  • 4-pole lowpass and 2-pole highpass filter.
  • Passive controlled feedback circuit.
  • New GUI with 2 different skins.

The FilterGrizzly2 plug-in is available as freeware for Windows (VST).

More information: CFA-Sound / FilterGrizzly2

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