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LinPlug releases SaxLab 2

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LinPlug SaxLab 2

LinPlug has released SaxLab 2, a virtual saxophone instrument plug-in for Windows (Mac version coming).

Inspirational SoundSets combined with an easy-to-use interface make the LinPlug SaxLab the ideal virtual instrument for musicians wanting to emulate real saxophones.

SaxLab 2 features

  • Many different sound sets for the various saxophone instruments.
  • Monophonic with “real sax” behaviour.
  • Adjustable mix of the “Air” layer, the “Keys” layer and the main tonal layer.
  • User-definable, velocity-sensitive amplitude envelope.
  • Tonal characteristics of the instrument’s overall sound can be defined by the user.
  • Real-time control of the instrument’s amplitude, brightness, the amount of room and the “roaring” of the sound.
  • Three modes of mono performance: Legato, Retrigger and Alternate.
  • Separate control of Up/Down PitchBend and Scoop.
  • Adjustable pitch, air and body frequency deviation per note.
  • Envelope, LFO and MIDI-controlled vibrato and tremolo.
  • Specialized stereo chorus and stereo reverb effects.
  • Full Micro Tuning capability (loads TUN files).
  • MidiLearn available for every control.
  • Sample accurate timing, full automation and settings are saved with the song.

SaxLab 2 is now available for Windows PC for €149 EUR / $199 USD. The upgrade from SaxLab 1 is €39 EUR / $49 USD (Mac version ships soon). A demo version is available for download (requires activation code).

Visit LinPlug for more information and sound demos.

  • Alex Sage

    I use at least 100 vst’s each and every time I install studios. So I’ve been exposed to many 100′s of all kinds of VST’s throughout almost a decade. SaxLab2 is a little ugly when it comes to interface. For instance Scale section is super lame. It took me an hour til I figured out that it doesn’t work as a scale pattern loader. It modifies the way it’s scaled as you play the instrument. On decent VST plugins when you apply scale it arpeggiates according to scale settings when you press a key. SaxLab2 is a little poorly designed. when you try to load a scale, it opens up a shell browser, where you have to navigate through ugly list of unknown files, very incipient! A good plugin should have a confortable built in navigator, so you don’t have to go and browse through the list of 100s of unknown files to find a proper “scale”.

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