Rob Papen releases RAW synthesizer plugin

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Rob Papen has launched RAW, a new synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

Rob Papen RAW

At the Dutch Dancefair 2014, DJ Promo (aka producer Sebastian Hoff) and DJ Free-K (aka producer Freek Vergoossen) approached Rob Papen with the idea of a synthesiser that focused more on ‘distorted’ sounds with an easy to use layout.

Renowned for delivering fresh, cutting edge and musical plugins for producers, Rob Papen invited the DJs to his studio for a brainstorming session resulting in a list of ‘must have’ features and tools for a brand new synth. Armed with this list and several more brainstorming sessions later, Rob Papen and his development team created a powerful new virtual synth RAW.
RAW has two oscillators each with an X/Y field, (as included in Blade and BLUEII) to distort the waveform using Phase Distortion. But that’s not all, you can also draw two of your own ‘waveforms’ and use them as LFO waveforms enabling the creation of unique ‘wobble’ movements that are perfect for for DubStep and other electronic music styles.

RAW has all the great Rob Papen filters to shape your sound further, but in a refreshing twist, ‘EQ’, ‘Waveshaper’, ‘Distortion’ and ‘LoFi’ have also been added on a voice synthesis level. Other FX such as Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Stereo delay and the amazing HQ Reverb of Rob Papen can all be added to your sound and of course, the cool Arpeggiator/Sequencer, Easypage and preset bank manager have all been included as standard.

In true Rob Papen style, RAW comes with many great presets with mainly contributions from several well known DJs and Producers for instant user inspiration!
Promo, Ophidian, Mad dog, Deathmachine, D-Passion, Rob Fabrie, DJ Thera, N-Vitral, Tha Playah, DJ Hidden, The Viper, Warface and many more…

RAW for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available for purchase for the introductory price of 119 EUR/$143 USD until December 31st, 2014 (regular 149 EUR/$179 USD).

More information: Rob Papen / RAW

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Quantum Loops releases Future House Drums

Quantum Loops has launched Future House Drums, a collection of complex beats, rhythms, and fills, with RX2 files to boot.

Quantum Loops Future House Drums

With over 1GB of drum loops at 126BPM, 300 with or 300 without kicks, including alternate loops for variety, all in .wav and .rx2, inspired by the likes of MK, Shadow Child, Chris Malinchak, Route 94, and many more, you can get the lot right here.

Produced by Quantum Loops owner Dom Kane along with Quantum Loops regular Owen Sheppard (Castro), this pack contains 100s of loops carefully designed and created using everything from 808, 909, Tempest, Moog, Roland, E-MU, Juno, and processed using Neve and SSL to name a few. So whether you’re looking to write an experimental fill based track, or a head-nodding driving Future House monster, this pack has all the drums you need.

The sample pack is available for purchase for £14.95 GBP.

More information: Quantum Loops / Future House Drums

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eaReckon launches Winter Sale

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eaReckon has announced its Winter Sale, offering a 30% discount on the EARebound delay plug-in and 38% off its EAReverb reverb plug-in for Windows and Mac.

eaReckon Winter Sale

From the 19th of December 2014 until the 4th of January 2015, you can get:

  • EARebound for €69 (instead of €99).
  • EAReverb for €79 (instead of €129).
  • The upgrade from EAReverb SE to EAReverb for €40 (instead of €90).

More information: eaReckon

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Synthblitz Audio updates Nitroflex synth plugin to v1.99d

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Synthblitz Audio has released version 1.99d of its Nitroflex wavetable synthesizer with added features of FM, PWM and multi-fx.

Synthblitz Nitroflex

This version adds a new window to simplify the search of the presets, and other new features such as a compressor, an emulator of analog sound, new organ waveforms and a greater number of available presets, which are designed for use in deep house music and other dance genres.

Changes in Nitroflex v1.99d

  • New window presets (improved presets search).
  • New Auto-Compressor (in out section).
  • New fx “analog transistor emulator” (in out section).
  • Now 1200 presets (new organs, piano and more).
  • Fixed more presets.
  • Added more organ waveforms.
  • New shortcut for knob default (ctrl+ left click).
  • Switch to quickly exclude arpeggiator (in window presets).
  • Other fixes.

Nitroflex for Windows (VST) is available for purchase for 29 EUR. The update is free for registered users.

More information: Synthblitz Audio / Nitroflex

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Zenhiser releases EDM Worldwide sample pack

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Zenhiser has launched EDM Worldwide, a sample pack featuring over 930 MB of EDM loops and samples.

Zenhiser EDM Worldwide

Reaching far and wide across the globe EDM has set its hooks in Earth’s clubbing scene. The sound and style has varied from continent to continent and with this in mind we decided to make a sample pack that takes different aspects from around the EDM globe and merges them into a melting pot of EDM heaven. This exciting collection of EDM sounds and loops has been designed to grab clubbers attention before dropping obliterating drops and ultra melodic hooks. Perfect for House, EDM, Progressive House, Big Room, Trance and even Electro House this really is a very diverse sample pack for the bangin’ EDM clubbing scene.

In detail “EDM Worldwide” holds a tardis full of samples including basslines, drum beats, full loops, fx, synth loops and a bonus folder full of eclectic loops. It’s 702 samples strong with a combined size of just under 1GB. All sounds and loops are 24bit wav, the bpm of all loops across the pack is 128 bpm so using samples together is a breeze. Plus we supply full loops so you can here exactly what everything sounds like together.

EDM Worldwide is available from Loopmasters for £27.95 GBP.

More information: Zenhiser / EDM Worldwide

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