50% off Nevo Analogue Machines at VST Buzz

Samplephonics Nevo Analogue Machines

VST Buzz has announced a limited time 50% discount on the Nevo Analogue Machines library for Kontakt by Samplephonics.

Nevo Analogue Machines is an incredible hybrid synth for Kontakt 5 based on six classic synths – the MiniMoog, Roland JX10, Roland SH-101, Oberheim M6R, Roland Juno 106 and a Korg MS10. Created by Samplephonics in conjunction with renowned producer Yoad Nevo, it offers a seriously huge, tweakable and raw analogue sound.

Analogue Machines weights in at over 4GB with a whopping 1000+ presets, multiple round robin layers, analogue style sequencer, arpeggiator, chord generator, custom stereo and chorus effects, envelopes, LFO’s and more! Perfect for electronic, underscore composers – all sounds are 100% royalty free. (Full version of Kontakt 5 required)

The library is available from VST Buzz for $75 USD until April 22nd, 2014.

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audiowerkstatt releases midi-restarter

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audiowerkstatt has announced the release of midi-restarter, a device for controlling your MIDI-slave gear.

audiowerkstatt midi-restarter

The midi-restarter helps you to start or stop your MIDI-slave independent of your MIDI-master, but always in perfect synchronisation.

You push the buttom and the audiowerkstatt midi-restarter sends a MIDI-start/stop-message at the beginning of the next bar to ensure that all following MIDI-devices run in the correct timing.

The midi-restarter is available for purchase for 139 EUR incl. VAT.

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Drumdrops releases Mapex Heavy Rock Kit

Drumdrops has announced the release of the Mapex Heavy Rock Kit, a sample library featuring the sounds of the Mapex Saturn drum kit of Jason Bowld.

Drumdrops Mapex Heavy Rock Kit

This Mapex Heavy Rock Kit was used on the Drumdrops multi-track album ‘Heavy Rock Drops’. This kit was recorded at the now shut down Garden Studios in Shoreditch, London. The kit is available to purchase in five different packs and is a must for all those who love rock drum kits.

This kit, which was a Mapex Saturn Kit comes with three Mapex Snares including a much sought after Black Panther Hammered Series snare in Phosphor Bronze. The kit also comes with three crash cymbals, a china crash and a ride cymbal. It has been recorded with 16 velocity levels and multiple articulations. This Mapex Saturn kit is owned by Jason Bowld (Killing Joke, Bullet For My Valentine) who uses it for all his recording sessions with some of the UKs leading rock producers. These kits are renowned as being one of the best rock kits.

The Garden Studios (R.I.P. 1978-2012) was responsible for recording many great UK rock bands from Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Cure, The The and The Arctic Monkeys amongst others. It had a unique recording room which defied all acoustics but just sounded great on drums. We were lucky enough to record this kit here shortly before it closed its doors for the last time. Martyn ‘Ginge’ Ford (Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, Slipknot) was responsible for recording the kit through the vintage Neve 8026 console that resided at the studio.

The sample library is available for Kontakt (£52 GBP), as a multi-velocity pack (£15 GBP), single hits pack (£7.50 GBP), drum replacement pack (£15 GBP), and all sample pack (£30 GBP).

More information: Drumdrops / Mapex Heavy Rock Kit

Universal Audio releases Chandler Limited guitar amp plug-in & mixing/mastering tools by Brainworx

Universal Audio has announced that its direct developer partner Brainworx has released three plug-ins for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo audio interfaces.

Chandler Limited GAV19T Amplifier Plug-In

Available exclusively for UAD-2 DSP Accelerators and Apollo-equipped workstations, the Chandler Limited GAV19T Amplifier Plug-In is an exacting emulation of the dual EL84-powered boutique guitar amp.

Chandler Limited GAV19T

Inspired by British classics such as Vox and Marshall — and lesser-known gems from Watkins and Selmer — the Chandler Limited GAV19T Amplifier plug-in offers features not found on the original hardware, such as an FX Rack with an onboard noise gate, host-syncable lo-fi delay, Power Soak, and pre/post switchable EQ filter controls.

Chandler Limited GAV19T features

  • Perfect emulation of the original dual EL84-powered Chandler Limited GAV19T circuit.
  • Fine-tune sounds with an onboard FX Rack that includes a noise gate, EQ filter controls, and host-syncable lo-fi delay.
  • Audition 75 different Recording Chains to match the perfect tone to the part.
  • Craft sparkling classic clean sounds, bluesy overdrive textures, and raw distortions easily and intuitively with powerful EQ functionality — before or after mixdown.
brainworx bx_saturator V2

Brainworx bx_saturator V2 Plug-In

The Brainworx bx_saturator V2 Plug-In is a powerful multi-band M/S (Mid/Side) processor that allows users to add saturation, drive, and distortion exactly as desired.

It features Brainworx´s “True Split” crossover technology, which ensures that the Mid and Side channels are always perfectly in phase, yielding focused, large-sounding mixes and masters.

bx_saturator V2 features

  • Versatile multi-band Mid/Side processor.
  • Adds saturation and distortion to targeted frequency bands.
  • Increases the perceived volume of mixes without clipping.
  • Bring out individual frequencies of a mix without affecting others.
  • Mono Maker control helps define and punch-up low-end.

Brainworx bx_refinement Plug-In

The Brainworx bx_refinement Plug-In allows mixing and mastering engineers to remove the harsh, hard edges of their tracks without dramatically altering the character and tone of their source material.

brainworx bx_refinement

Designed by mastering engineer Gebre Waddell of Stonebridge Mastering, the bx_refinement plug-in is based on a combination of time-tested approaches, modern techniques, and the latest science on the sensitivity of the human ear.

The end result is a fully-in-the-box analog mastering sound.

bx_refinement features

  • Brings the sound of a tube-like analog mastering chain to your DAW.
  • Softens high-frequency harshness in mixes and masters.
  • Injects saturation and presence to subtly enhance tracks.
  • Solo feature to hear exactly what’s being removed from the recording.
  • Mid/Side processing.

The plug-ins are available for purchase for $199 USD each, as part of new UAD Software v7.6.

More information: Universal Audio

LinPlug updates Alpha synth plugin to v3.3

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LinPlug Alpha

LinPlug has released version 3.3 of its Alpha synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

Built since 2001, version 3 since 2007, now its updated again. Version 3.3 is coming in 4 flavours.

One of the most classic virtual instruments ever: our Alpha 3.3 Classic Synthesizer.

Changes in Alpha v3.3

  • New, scale-able User Interface.
  • New full window bank/preset browser.
  • Undo / redo functionality.
  • Noise now in three colours: white, pink and brown.
  • Prev/next switch for browsing through oscillator waveforms.
  • Pitch bend range now saved per preset.
  • Matrix now with 11 slots.
  • Filter drive/saturation now as destination in the matrix.
  • Main pan position now as destination in the matrix.
  • New random and alternate modulation sources.
  • All LFO now with same features.
  • Controller mapping for modulation wheel and aftertouch/pressure.
  • Several new setup options.

Alpha for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for $79 USD / 59 EUR.

More information: LinPlug / Alpha

AskAudio Mag launches survey contest

AskAudio Magazine has announced the ultimate survey contest for musicians with a huge prize pool of over $10,000 USD worth of music gear.

AskAudio Mag contest

AskAudio Mag has partnered with some of the most popular software and hardware developers in the business: Ableton, Novation, Focusrite, KRK, Blue Microphones and macProVideo, to offer readers the chance to win a great collection of new gear. Every musician’s dream studio is now in reach.

To enter, visit AskAudio Mag and complete the survey. There are 20 quick questions to answer and entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. PST on Tuesday 6th May.

According to AskAudioMag.com’s executive editor, Rounik Sethi, “This is a great way for musicians, producers and DJs to win some excellent new studio gear. Prizes include Focusrite’s high-end Saffire Pro 40 audio interface, Ableton’s popular Live 9 audio software, Novation’s incredible Bass Station II, KRK ROKIT RP5 monitors, Blue Microphones and 1 year passes to online audio training at macProVideo.com.”

Each of the nine prize winners will also receive a 1 year subscription to the print edition of AskAudio Magazine. Full terms and conditions and a complete list of the studio gear prizes are available on AskAudioMag.com.

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Singomakers releases Effected House Loops

Singomakers has launched Effected House Loops, a collection of percussive elements with a bit of a twist to tweak and spice up your tunes.

Singomakers Effected House Loops

Singomakers are proud to present an unusual but extremely useful sample collection, essential for producers of Tech House, House, Techno, Deep House and Progressive House!

In detail expect to find a wide variety of effected House Loops at 125BPM weighing 620 mb, 24 bit 44100 quality, and includes 150 Rex2 files!

Inspired by crazy tracks of Sebastian Leger, Robert Babicz, Claude Vonstroke, Nic Fanciulli, NOIR, Umek, Deep Dish, Jack Beats, Phunk Investigation, Booka Shade, My Digital Enemy, Prock & Fitch, Joris Voorn, Steve Mac, Manuel De Le Mare, Lutzenkirchen, Green Velvet and other!

The sample pack is available for purchase for £9.95 GBP.

More information: Singomakers / Effected House Loops

The Loop Loft launches Spring Sale – 40% off

The Loop Loft has announced its Spring Sale, offering a 40% discount on all its packs and bundles for a limited time.

The Loop Loft Spring Sale

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Things are finally warming up and we’re celebrating with The Spring Sale. Save 40% on EVERYTHING in your cart. Just use the code below at checkout:

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Want to save up to 75%? Use the discount code with any of our bundles!

The sale ends May 1st, 2014, 12:00am ET.

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