Reveal Sound updates Spire synth plugin to v1.0.19 + Version 1.1 coming in May

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Reveal Sound has released version 1.0.19 of Spire, a synthesizer instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Reveal Sound Spire

Spire is a software polyphonic synthesizer that combines powerful sound engine modulation and flexible architecture, a graphical interface provides unparalleled usability. Spire is the embodiment of the best opportunities, both software and hardware synthesizers.

Changes in Spire v1.0.19

  • Add: Release AAX version for Avid Pro Tools 11 Win.
  • Fixed: AAX crash issues.
  • Fixed: Improve stability.
  • Fixed: Improve GUI performance and fix issues.

Spire for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available for purchase for $189 USD/139 EUR incl. VAT.

Furthermore, Reveal Sound has announced the upcoming version 1.1 on its Facebook page.

Reveal Sound Spire 1.1

During last year we have worked on new version of Spire and we are pleased to announce Spire 1.1 which will be available on May 2015.

Spire v1.1 features

  • Major Core features:
    • New SSE optimized DSP engine with less CPU usage.
    • Memory optimization. Unused sections are no longer consume RAM.
    • Add Modulation Buses, Sources and Targets.
  • GUI Improvements
    • Design Upgrade.
    • 150%, 200% Scale modes.
    • Pitch and Mod Wheels.
    • Five Extra Mod Knobs (Macroses).
    • Global Pitch Shift.
    • Microtuning section.
    • Shift buttons in Arp.

Spire 1.1 will be available for Windows and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats.

Reveal Sound has also announced some long-term plans, including:

  • Extended preset browser.
  • Custom wave loading.
  • Granular sampler OSC mode.
  • Vowel OSC mode.
  • New reverberator’s types.
  • New shaper’s types.
  • Filter with Drive Parameter.

Development of the RE format for Reason will also continue.

More information: Reveal Sound

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ToneBoosters releases TB Sibalance plugin

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ToneBoosters has announced the release of TB Sibalance, a de-esser effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

TB Sibalance

De-essers can be an evil necessity. Vocal recordings may be too sibilant requiring de-essing (or excess sibilance removal), but most de-essers come with very clearly audible drawbacks as well. After de-essing, vocals may sound muffled, the ‘s’ may sound more like an ‘f’, or even worse, the operation of a de-esser manifests itself as a clearly-audible time-varying filter.

TB Sibalance provides very powerful tools to reduce excess sibilance in a minimally invasive way. In contrast to conventional de-essers, TB Sibalance uses so-called ‘matched filter’ technology to only process those frequencies that are causing excess sibilance, while leaving all other frequency components untouched. The result of TB Sibalance will therefore sound cleaner and more transparent than that obtained with other de-essers.

TB Sibalance for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for 19.95 EUR.

More information: ToneBoosters / TB Sibalance

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Producer Loops releases Commercial Hip Hop Vol 1

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Producer Loops Commercial Hip Hop Vol 1

Producer Loops has announced the release of Commercial Hip Hop Vol 1, a new sample pack featuring construction kits for hip hop music production.

‘Commercial Hip Hop Vol 1′ kicks off this new series of cutting-edge modern Hip Hop packs, featuring five Construction Kits each with a distinct and unique vibe. Ranging from seductive, ethnic grooves to quirky sax riffs and dark melancholic samples you’re sure to find inspiration in this versatile pack. One-Shots, dry loops and FX tails are included for added versatility.

Each of these five Kits covers a wide range of instrumentation, from deep sub basses to vocal chops and fragments and a wide range of ambient, melodic and chordal elements. Banging percussive loops underpin each track and drum One-Shots are included allowing you to create new complimentary beats.

Commercial Hip Hop Vol. 1 features

  • 5 construction kits.
  • 136 individual files.
  • Synthesized, vocal and ethnic instrumentation.
  • Includes ACIDized WAV, Apple Loops/AIFF, REX2, Reason ReFill formats.
  • Loops sync to BPM.
  • 44.1 kHz/24-Bit.
  • PC/Mac compatible.
  • Royalty-free (no exceptions).

The sample pack is available for purchase for £24.95 GBP.

More information: Producer Loops / Commercial Hip Hop Vol 1

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Sonic Cat releases Groove Street sample pack

Sonic Cat has launched Groove Street, a sample pack, containing an urban jazz idea of sounds, musical phrases, drum loops and real instrument loops and samples.

Sonic Cat Groove Street

This masterpiece has been created by producer DJ Magik Cool J, who has been working as a commercial music composer and producer from KOREA for just over a decade now.

The whole content covers a bandwidth of tempos between 90 – 145 BPM and the product is provided in Acid/WAV, Apple or REX formats giving you the flexibility to adjust tempos and keys as you see fit. The included WAV and MIDI files give you everything you need to jump-start your creative process.

Groove Street features

  • 3.99 GB total content.
  • 1,272 files in total (24-bit quality).
  • Includes 292 WAV files (without slice data), 292 Acidized WAV files, 292 Apple Loops, 292 REX files.

The sample pack is available for purchase for $29 USD.

More information: Sonic Cat / Groove Street

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Samplephonics releases Warm Analogue House

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Samplephonics has launched Warm Analogue House, a sample library by Bristol based house music producer and hardware fiend James Fox (2020 Midnight Visions, Futureboogie Recordings).

Samplephonics Warm Analogue House

Crafted using a variety of old synths and outboard gear including a Tempest drum machine, Warm Analogue House uses top-notch production and inventive manipulation and processing techniques to bring retro house sounds into the future.

This collection of house loops and samples is packed full of meaty kicks, iconic hat sounds, ambient pads, textural arpeggios and heavy weight basses and features the sort of natural glitches in sound and fluctuating parameters that can’t be achieved with software.

The sample pack is available for purchase for £34.70 GBP. The one-shots are also available separately for £17 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics / Warm Analogue House

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