Meet the Maker Session with EveAnna Manley at VKLA

Vintage King LA will welcome Manley Labs President and co-founder EveAnna Manley, who will host the official launch of the CORE, a new and innovative channel strip that combines the best of Manley’s acclaimed technologies in a powerful, easy-to-use design.

Manley Core / Vintage King LA

Starting with the same highly acclaimed Class A Preamp circuitry found in the Manley VOXBOX®, Dual Mono, and Mono Microphone Preamplifiers, the CORE integrates Manley’s unique ELOP®-based compression, limiting, and equalization circuitries into a powerful integrated package that delivers Manley’s inimitable sonic signature, at a surprisingly affordable price. The CORE is designed for today’s musicians, with an intuitive yet feature-rich front panel that allows you to concentrate on your performance without being submerged in a sea of knobs and switches.

EveAnna Manley

EveAnna Manley remarked, “Manley Labs and Vintage King both have roots deep in the pro audio community, and I can’t think of a better place to hold the official launch of the CORE than here at Vintage King LA.”

“Vintage King has always been proud to work with the industry’s finest, most innovative companies, and Manley Labs is no exception,” added Vintage King’s Tom Menrath. “The CORE is the latest chapter in the legacy of one of pro audio’s finest, and we’re happy to welcome EveAnna and company on this auspicious occasion.”

The official launch will take place on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 7:00 PM at Vintage King’s Los Angeles offices, 1176 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90012. In attendance will be many of professional audio’s elite engineers, producers, and studio owners.

More information: Vintage King

The Unfinished Darkscore Bundle 40% off at VST Buzz

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The Unfinished Darkscore Bundle

VST Buzz has launched a limited time sale on the Darkscore Bundle, offering The Unfinished’s soundset bundle for Native Instruments Massive at a 40% discount.

The Darkscore collection is a bundle of soundsets for NI Massive by “The Unfinished” which includes Darkscore I, II, III and IV – nearly 500 presets!

These cutting edge sounds have appeared on AAA game scores, hit US TV shows and feature films worldwide and are perfect for a wide range of styles including hybrid film scoring, atmospheric electronica, dubstep, ambient and industrial music. Think Skrillex meets Bladerunner, with a hint of Brian Eno as well as the twisted electronic tones of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

The bundle is available from VST Buzz for $45 USD until April 29th, 2014 (regular $75 USD).

More information: VST Buzz

Abletunes releases Selektor drum sampler plugin

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Abletunes has announced the release of Selektor, a drum sampler instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Abletunes Selektor

The idea of Selektor is simple – quickly and easily switch between one-shot samples while your track is playing to instantly hear how it fits in your track.

Selektor features

  • Make beats in minutes, not hours. With Selektor you can easily switch one-shot samples on a fly while track is playing so you’ll always hear how this new element sounds when combined with the other elements of your track making it much faster to find the one that works.
  • Wider selection. With Selektor’s tabs you can save and compare up to 4 different samples at the same time and switch between tabs on the fly to find the perfect one.
  • More Customization. Tweak volume, transposing and envelopes of each sample to perfection.
  • Get rid of routing. The concept of Selektor is taken from traditional studio recording style – one instrument – one track. If you have kick track you have it as a separate track and process it as a separate track without wasting time on routing.
  • Save CPU processing power. Selektor is easy on your CPU. This plug-in works quickly and doesn’t eat up your pc memory. We created this plugin with resource savings in mind so you can easily use one Selektor instance for your kick, one for snare, and one for every other element of your beats.
  • Creativity boost. Don’t let your gear get in the way of your creativity. Selektor lets you explore more of your creative ideas while you work on your track.

Selektor (VST/AU) is available for purchase for $35 USD.

More information: Abletunes / Selektor

Plugin Alliance updates Drumatom to v1.5

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Drumatom

Plugin Alliance has released version 1.5 of Drumatom, the drum microphone leakage suppression tool for Windows and Mac.

Drumatom is not a plugin! It is a stand-alone MAC & PC program and is the world´s first microphone leakage suppression tool for multichannel drum recordings! It is based on the patent pending Advanced Audio Analysis – A3 technology by ACCUSONUS from Greece.

With this novel software tool every sound engineer can now use compressors, EQs and creative effects in new ways with no limitations. In the hands of sound engineers, drumatom will make genuine drum recordings shine in the mix!

Changes in Drumatom v1.5

  • Additional Hi-Hat analyzing & processing made possible.
  • A/B switching.
  • Custom naming abbreviations.
  • and more…

Drumatom for Windows and Mac is available for purchase for $399 USD.

More information: Plugin Alliance / Drumatom

Antares releases Auto-Tune EFX 3 plugin

Antares Auto-Tune EFX 3

Antares has announced the release of Auto-Tune EFX 3, a real-time pitch correction and auto-tune vocal effect for Windows and Mac.

Designed to make almost everything automatic, Auto-Tune EFX 3 is the most affordable vocal production tool that provides Antares’ world-renowned real-time pitch correction. Users just set the key and scale of their track, adjust the Retune Speed for their desired effect, and Auto-Tune EFX 3 does the rest. For songs with complex chord progressions or modulations, they can optionally set up custom scales or use their host’s automation facility to allow the processing of virtually any vocal line.

New in Auto-Tune EFX 3 is a fully adjustable Retune Speed control that lets users fine tune the desired effect for their track, from subtle natural pitch correction to the full-blown Auto-Tune Vocal Effect.  

Also new is Antares unique Humanize function that ensures that short notes are effectively corrected while sustained notes are allowed to preserve their subtle pitch variations for the most natural, realistic pitch correction possible.

Auto-Tune EFX 3′s Auto-Motion Vocal Pattern Generation is a unique effect that adds intricate musical patterns to a vocal performance. Patterns are selected from a built-in (and expandable) library in a variety of styles and can be synced to the host’s tempo at various beat divisions. At any point in a vocal track, a user can simply click the Auto-Motion Trigger button to send their vocal on a melodic adventure. And since Auto-Tune EFX 3′s patterns are stored in standard MusicXML format, users can use any application that can open and edit MusicXML files to edit existing patterns and create entirely new patterns of their own.

Auto-Tune EFX 3 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available for purchase for $129 USD. Upgrades from previous Auto-Tune EFX versions are also available.

More information: Antares / Auto-Tune EFX 3

Elektron ships Analog Rytm

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Elektron has announced it has started shipping its latest creation, the Analog Rytm analog drum machine.

Elektron Analog Rytm

This 8 voice analog drum machine with sample support can be purchased either directly from Elektron or from a wide net of retailers.

Analog Rytm features

  • 8 drum voices, each with: Specialized analog percussion sound generator. Sample playback. Analog multimode filter. Analog overdrive.
  • 12 velocity & pressure sensitive pads.
  • Analog master compressor & distortion.
  • Reverb & Delay send FX.
  • World class Elektron step sequencer.
  • Chromatic, Performance, and Scene modes.
  • Performance oriented beat control.
  • Individual voice outputs.

The Analog Rytm list price is $1549 USD / 1489 EUR / £1249 GBP.

More information: Elektron / Analog Rytm

SampleTekk releases The Vertikal MkII upright piano for Kontakt

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SampleTekk has announced the release of The Vertikal MkII, a virtual upright piano instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

SampleTekk The Vertikal MkII

The Vertikal is a upright piano recorded and designed to do the job when you need that little extra “umpf” in your songs. It can be rock, blues, jazz, gospel or anything that needs the extra attitude. Shortly, when you need something not that “grand”.

In the MkII you’ll get two microphone perspectives that you can use one by one, of mix to taste!
We also added hammerback and pedalnoise samples.

Then we added our True Resonance feature and used Kontakts scripting facilities to make Real Time/True Pedaling, Sympathetic Resonance and some other nifty features.

The Vertikal MkII features

  • 16 velocity levels.
  • Over 3,900 samples (24-bit/44.1kHz stereo).
  • TimeVel Release Technology.
  • Sympathetic Resonance.
  • Controllable volume for key/pedal noise, Sympathetic Resonance and True Resonance.
  • Two microphone perspectives.

The library is available for the introductory price of $49 USD (MSRP $99 USD). Requires Kontakt 4 or higher, full version.

More information: SampleTekk / The Vertikal MkII

Loops de la Crème releases Kick Pack Deluxe

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Loops de la Crème Kick Pack Deluxe

Loops de la Crème has launched Kick Pack Deluxe, a kick drum sample library.

With 1730 samples and 166 NI Kontakt instruments, KICK PACK DELUXE features a complete palette of kick drum samples and all the tools needed to carve the ultimate kick sounds.

Kick Pack Deluxe features

  • Maximum choice
    • 70 multi-sampled raw acoustic bass drums
    • 17 original collections of kick samples (electro, vynil, stacked, vintage, 808, reamped, subs…)
  • Maximum usefulness
    • Over 300 mastered kicks for all music styles
    • 20 practical Kontakt sets for quick access to all categories of kicks
  • Maximum bass
    • 45 tuned kicks chromatically playable over two octaves
    • Deep custom cinematic impacts
  • Maximum playability
    • Over 130 dynamic, combinable instruments
    • Deep multi-sampling for natural, realistic response (up to 32 velocity layers)
  • Maximum flexibility
    • All the tools needed to easily create your ultimate kicks
    • 64 click samples to carve sharp and cutting attacks
    • 147 percussions and ‘found sounds’ samples for original, organic layers (cajons, large drums, doors, floors, cinematic toms…)

The pack is available for the introductory price of 16 EUR until May 20th, 2014 (regular 32 EUR).

More information: Loops de la Crème / Kick Pack Deluxe