u-he launches Hive synth plugin preview + pre-order

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u-he has launched a preview version of its Hive synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

u-he Hive

We are taking the wraps off a new synth – Hive. What is Hive? Think sleek, low CPU use, “super” sounding synth with a streamlined workflow. We wanted to make a synth that was fast, fluid, light on CPU but still had a heavyweight sound.

There are lots of features packed into the single page interface to make your sound design quick and intuitive – drag and drop modulation, solo buttons, parameter linking and much more.

Hive is now available for download as a public beta. We are putting the finishing touches on Hive and this is your chance to give some feedback and help us get ready for release.

The public beta is available to download for Windows and Mac from the u-he forum at KVR Audio.

Hive is available for purchase now for $99 USD ex VAT while it is in public beta (regular $149 USD ex VAT). The serial number works with both the beta version and the final released version.

More information: u-he / Hive

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Prime Loops Christmas Sale – Up to 50% off

Prime Loops has launched a Christmas Sale, offering up to 50% off sample packs for a limited time.

Prime Loops Christmas Sale

TONS OF NEW XMAS DEALS ADDED

Pump up your DAW this December – and save up to 50% on all the latest and greatest Samples & Presets by PRIME LOOPS, DIGINOIZ, RESONANCE SOUND and PREMIER SOUND BANK

But hurry up, these Deals won’t last for long.. ;)

More information: Prime Loops

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Binary Music launches Christmas Sale – 50% off

Binary Music has launched a Christmas Sale, offering a 50% discount on its sample libraries for a limited time.

Binary Music Christmas Sale

Welcome to Binary Music. We produce sample libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt, Ableton Live, Apple Logic and Propellerheads Reason.

From vintage analogue classics like the ARP Odyssey or Solina, to digital classics such as the Ensoniq SQ80 or Yamaha TX81Z. Every single sample is professionally recorded and edited with care and attention to detail.

The sale ends January 1st, 2015.

More information: Binary Music

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Plugin Boutique 12 Days of Christmas – 50% off Liquid Notes

Plugin Boutique has launched a 24-hour sale on Liquid Notes, offering a 50% discount on the intelligent songwriting assistant software by ReCompose.

50% off Liquid Notes

Have a piece analyzed harmonically, at any stage of the composition process. And then rearrange it by substituting chords, altering their function, adding tension, building chord progressions, playing melody lines, improvising, and more. Altogether, this kind of sophisticated deep-level variation and diversification will definitely boost the effect of your music.

Without difficulty, Liquid Notes makes the theory of harmony accessible, pretty much without restriction. And you just use that knowledge in any way you want. The software will not interfere with your style, handwriting, or emotional message. It simply lets you try out new ideas for your compositions within the vast framework of chords and scales. Liquid Notes delivers suggestions, the final outcome is completely up to you.

Liquid Notes is available at 40% off from Plugin Boutique on December 22nd, 2014.

More information: Plugin Boutique / Liquid Notes

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Daniel Belik releases free Music Box for Kontakt

Daniel Belik has launched Music Box, a free microseries sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Daniel Belik Music Box

This music box has no crystal sound. In difference from other, sparkling by novelty, this has unpolished, native sound, saturated with quickly breaking up overtones.

It creates a fairytale sound, which perfectly well for adventure, game music!

Music Box features

  • 24 bit/48 kHz.
  • 2 mic positions: Close & Tree.
  • 2x true RR.
  • 2 sampled octaves: 28 notes, from C4 to D#6+ additional range.
  • Natural noise of the Music Box mechanism (controlled).
  • Absolutely dry sound.
  • 1 mysterious hall IR.
  • Smart script & nice UI.

The library is a free download for Kontakt 4.2.4 or later (full version).

More information: Daniel Belik

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