u-he has released release candidate 5 of version 1.2 of its Satin tape emulation effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Users familiar with analogue recording gear should instantly feel at home with Satin, and digital afficionados will also learn to love the magic of tape – Satin invites you to explore and find out for yourself.
Changes in Satin v1.2 RC5
- Azimuth control for the Repro head.
- Pro Tools AAX support.
- Greatly reduced overall memory consumption.
- Much faster GUI loading time.
- Value display now shows parameter units.
- Added MIDI IN activity LED.
- Added Undo / Redo.
- Added ‘Same as’ feature for “Circuit” & “Compander”.
- Added new Analyzer options via right-click (eco / fast / glow).
- Added choice of gamma adjustments to GUI editor for brightness control (right-click on GUI).
- Added HD UI Images for use on large or high resolution displays (see Extras folder in .zip).
- Added UI scaling in steps of 10%.
- Added Blinking Bypass button.
- Mouse Wheel can be rastered (For rastered mouses to ensure integer steps) -> right-click on a knob or slider.
- Reworked Installers for OS X and WIN.
- Updated manual.
- Added many other small improvements to Software and GUI.
- Many bug fixes.
Satin for Windows and Mac is available for purchase for $129 USD (excl. VAT in EU). Version 1.2 rev2564 (RC5) is available to download from the u-he forum at KVR Audio.
More information: u-he / Satin
Loopmasters has released Essential Deep House & Garage 2, a new sample library featuring 750 authentic samples from Wideboys.
Loopmasters proudly welcome back the Wideboys with the follow up to their highly successful Essential Deep House and Garage sample collection with a fresh reload of hot bumping beats and funky melodies formed into 7 club ready song kits plus a wealth of single shot samples and extra bonus beats
Wideboys Deep House & Garage 2 features 7 Killer, royalty free Track ideas containing long stem loops and one shot stabs including all Drum Loops, Bass Loops, Music Loops, Drum Hits and Sounds carefully labelled to allow you to remix and mash up your own interpretations of their signature sound.
Multi Award Winning producers Wideboys aka Jim Sullivan & Ed Craig have worked with a who’s who of the current music industry, officially remixing and producing for artists including Beyonce, Usher, Lady Gaga, Wiley, LMFAO, Snoop Dog, Swedish House Mafia, Rihanna, Example, Pussycat Dolls and many more.
The sample library is available for purchase for £29.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Essential Deep House & Garage 2
Soniccouture has announced version 2 of Ondes, a virtual Ondes Martenot instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Sharper Look, Sharper Sound- Sometimes small improvements can make the biggest difference.
Ondes remains largely unchanged from the original version, one of our most enduringly popular instruments. But look closely and you’ll see that the GUI is much crisper, more solid and clearer on the screen. And most importantly of all, the sound is now much more authentic; the different oscillator samples are completely phase-locked.
What does that mean? Previously, each waveform sample was layered with the others so that you could blend the oscillator shapes as on the original unit; this worked pretty well, but resulted in a slightly wobbly, phasey sound – nice and fat, but not exactly like a real Ondes Martenot, which should sound like a single waveform. Phase-locking the samples together fixes this very nicely, taking the Ondes sound to a new level of realism.
Ondes v2 is available for purchase for 99 EUR. Until August 15th, 2014, a 30% discount is available with coupon code H3Y36TD at checkout. Ondes users can upgrade to version 2 at no charge.
More information: Soniccouture / Ondes
WaaSoundLab has launched its Summer Sale, offering a 30% discount on its sample libraries for a limited time.
Now through Friday, August 15th take a 30% discount on your order at WaaSoundLab!*
*Just match the code summer14 with your purchase and start saving now!
More information: WaaSoundLab
Singomakers has launched Tribal Percussion Loops, a sample pack featuring 150 percussion loops suitable for Tribal, House, Deep House, Tech-House, Techno and more.
In detail expect to find 518 mb of wav 24 bit 44100 hz samples, 150 Percussion loops and 150 REX2 Files.
Inspired by best days of Global Underground, Renaissance, Stereo Productions, Younan Music, Toolroom Records and great Djs like Danny Tenaglia, Satoshi Tomiie, John Digweed, Nick Warren, Dj Chus & Ceballos, Deloren, Color s and a lot more.
In this collection expect to find twisted percussion loops mixed with different congas, bongos, toms, rim shots, shakers, electronic percussions, all mixed and processed with Hi-End hardware equipment like Avalon VT 747, Manley Passive EQ!
The pack is available for purchase for £14.95 GBP.
More information: Singomakers / Tribal Percussion Loops
MoReVoX has released Multitrack Loops Volume 2, a multi-track loop library for Auria.
Like Volume 1, this collection includes various drum loops recorded in multi-track format, with separate individual drum parts that allow for custom mixing.
Both MoReVoX Multitrack Loops volumes now also include stereo versions of every loop, mixed by MoReVoX studios. Existing owners of Multitrack Loops Volume 1 can install the new stereo versions by simply re-downloading Volume 1 for free from the Auria Store.
MoReVoX has also released stand-alone stereo versions of both volumes, simply titled Stereotrack Loops Volumes 1 and 2.
MoReVoX Multitrack Loops Volume 2 features
- 17 Main Loops (with up to four variations each).
- 24 Fills.
- 3 Additional Cymbals.
- Apple Loop Format includes tempo information (base tempo 130BPM).
- Over 400 Files for a total of nearly 300MB Apple Loop AIFF files.
- Each Loop, Variation and Fill is comprised of these separate tracks: Kick, Snare, HiHat, Toms, Cymbals, Room.
The Multitrack loop libraries are now available through the Auria Store for $12.99 USD (Vol 1) / $13.99 USD (Vol 2), the Stereotrack packs are $8.99 USD each.
More information: MoReVoX / Multitrack Loops Volume 2
Rankin Audio has launched Ultimate Garage & 2Step Vol. 2, a new sample pack.
Back for round two, Rankin Audio brings you another selection of the hottest Garage and 2-Step loops and samples on the market. Focusing on a fusion of new and old skool styles to give you a little bit of of everything thats great about the genre.
Featuring the sort of sound you’d find in a Gorgon City anthem along side the styles you’d hear in one of DJ EZ’s legendary DJ sets. There is a wealth of warm, deep bass hooks and one shots ready to slide neatly next to the skippy syncopated drum beats the characterise the genre so well. The infamous chopped up vocals are of course in abundance and there is no shortage of rich musical elements to give your tracks the musicality and character they need to stand out from the crowd.
The pack is available from Loopmasters for £19.95 GBP.
More information: Rankin Audio / Ultimate Garage & 2Step Vol. 2