Rabbit Ears Audio has launched Typewriters, a sound fx sample library featuring a collection of sampled typewriters.
REA014 Typewriters features the sounds of the Smith Corona Classic 12, Smith Corona Sterling, Royal Companion, Olivetti Lettera 22, Remington Standard Model 10, Royal Standard Model 10, and the Woodstock Standard Manual.
On its face, REA_014 is a diverse collection of typewriters spanning over 80 years of mechanical innovation, from the turn of the century to the mid-1970s.
The seven typewriters provide source material to cover most of your secretarial needs. In addition to the library’s obvious usage, there are endless mechanical possibilities.
Recorded at 192kHz, each sound is ideally suited to exploit pitch shifting. Play these machines at half speed and feel the heft of real craftsmanship: the torque and thud of the hammer’s blow, the carriage return’s zipper-like windup.
The sound library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $50 USD (regular $70 USD).
More information: Rabbit Ears Audio / Typewriters
, Applied Acoustics Systems
, instrument plugins
Posted in news
on Dec 11, 2013
Applied Acoustics Systems has released version 1.0.6 of its Chromaphone creative percussion synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
Chromaphone combines acoustic resonators to create drums, percussion, string, and synth-like instruments. Membranes, bars, marimbas, plates, strings, and tubes form pairs that get sparked into life by a mallet and a flexible noise source. The resonators’ material, tuning, and coupling parameters allow the creation of a wide range of instruments and sonic colors. Whether real, innovative, or with an ethnic touch, Chromaphone will fill your music with rich and organic tones.
Changes in Chromaphone v1.0.6
- Pro Tools 10, 11 AAX Native plug-in support.
- Cubase 5 (circa 2009) or earlier support.
- Scrolling with some non-Apple mice.
- MIDI control change assignments to handle messages with MSB and LSB data.
- Drawing problem when using VST in Orion.
- Stereo output when using VST in Acid Pro.
- This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
- This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.
Chromaphone for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is currently available to purchase for $99.50 USD as part of AAS’s Holiday Sales (regular $199 USD).
More information: Applied Acoustics Systems / Chromaphone
Gospel Musicians has announced that its UVI libraries no longer require iLok authorization.
With the advent of the Pace’s new Eden system, it is now possible to authorize licenses to your computer or iLok. Existing customers can still use their iLoks in order to authorize and future purchases will allow the choice to authorize via computer or iLok.
With the iLok License Manager, you can view your account, and add licenses to your iLok or machine. You can move your licenses between iLoks and machine as well. Legacy customers will have to continue using their iLok, but new purchases will allow machine authorizations.M5 users will not be able to authorize via machine until an “possible” update is made available.
Currently all UVI supported libraries are on sale until after Christmas, with discounts of up to 63% off the regular price.
More information: Gospel Musicians
Little Endian has announced the release of Melodify SDK version 1.0 for iOS, Android, OS X and Windows.
The SDK enables software developers to easily add melody to spoken voice. The technology is primarily targeted to mobile entertainment app developers.
Melodify SDK is available for evaluation immediately via Little Endian’s Developers web page: littleendian.com/developers.
Melodify SDK features
- Adds any melody to any voice.
- Auto-mix with background music.
- Auto-gain control.
- Several voice “colors”.
- Live mode.
Several licensing modes are available (per-app license, per-OS license, unlimited license, etc.)
More information: Little Endian / Melodify SDK
Related: Antonio Blanca
, sound design
, Twisted Tools
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on Dec 11, 2013
Twisted Tools has announced the release of a free snapbank and sample map for the DRON-E Reaktor ensemble by Antonio Blanca.
On behalf of all of us here at Twisted Tools, we’d like to wish you a very Happy Holiday! To celebrate, we’ve created a brand new snapbank and sample map for the legendary DRON-E Reaktor ensemble, originally created by Antonio Blanca and now exclusively available at Twisted Tools.
Antonio Blanca, known for his world class Lemur templates, Reaktor ensembles and sound design for companies such as Apple and Native Instruments, is the latest member of the Twisted Tools team so expect more great things in the near future!
The DRON-E ensemble is a free download.
Twisted Tools has also announced the launch of a storewide Holiday Sale.
Save 25% OFF all items at Twisted Tools
Now thru New Years Eve, save 25% absolutely everything at Twisted Tools!
USE THE CHECKOUT COUPON CODE: XMAS
More information: Twisted Tools / DRON-E