Musicrow has announced the release of Analogica, an advanced analog filter emulation for Native Instruments Reaktor.
Analogica is a fat and smooth analog sounding filter. It offers a distinctive warm character, sweet and beautiful self oscillation sound, flexible design and an intuitive interface. Analogica enables you to fulfill any filtering mission with ease. It is not only suitable for elementary filtering tasks, but also capable of producing beautiful raw distortion sounds, interesting rhythmic patterns and unusual musical effects.
Turn on the Ring Modulator and let it scream, produce a crunchy distorted sound using the Drive control, or turn (slowly) the special Analogica control for extreme results! Make your sound move with the groove! The Envelope Follower will let you modulate the filter cutoff depending on the incoming signal level, and the built-in Sequencer will add movement and excitement to your sound.
This filter can sing! By turning the resonance all the way up, you will get the desired sweet self oscillation sound that makes all the difference.
Warm analog filter sound.
Intuitive and flexible design.
Beautiful self oscillation sound.
Two different types of low-pass filters.
12/24 db/oct slopes.
The analogica effect for extreme results.
High-pass filter at the output stage.
Analogica for Reaktor is available to purchase for the introductory price of 18 EUR (regular 29 EUR).
The Golden Ensembles 3 (including Analogica) is now also 40% off, priced at 99 EUR until June 11th, 2013 (regular 169 EUR).
The Mixxx free and open source DJ software for Windows, Mac and Linux has been updated to version 1.11.
Mixxx has everything you need to start making DJ mixes in a tight, integrated package. Whether you’re DJing your next house party, spinning at a club, or broadcasting as a radio DJ, Mixxx has what you need to do it right.
After over a year of work by the team, Mixxx 1.11.0 adds several exciting new features including 3-band colored waveforms, a completely new and high-accuracy beat detector, HID controller support, a session history feature, a new beatloop-roll effect, a library preview deck, point-and-click MIDI mapping, advanced search, and much more!
An overview of what’s new in Mixxx v1.11 can be found here. A detailed list of changes is available at the Mixxx blog.
Mixxx is available to download for Windows, Mac and Linux, as well as source code (GPL v2).
Paper Stone Instruments has introduced Palm Mute Piano, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Palm Mute Piano is a 2.6GB 64 note Kontakt instrument. Each note of our PaperStone Grand Piano has been meticulously sampled using finger dampening, resulting in a unique cinematic tone. The PaperStone house piano is a Danemann Grand Piano 6’8″; Mahogany c1960, chosen for it’s rich character and mellow tone. Perfect for cinematic and jazz music.
It has been sampled in short (staccato) long (sustain) and pedalled articulations at 3 velocity levels, with 5 microphones: Close (mono) Stereo and Room.
The Palm Mute Piano was recorded in Studio 2 of Paper Stone Studios in Nottingham, UK (a converted cinema auditorium dating back to 1914).
Palm Mute Piano features
4 Patches in NKI format
PMP Full (Complete with all articulations and dynamic keyswitching)
PMP Staccato (Lighter version with just the Staccato articulation loaded)
PMP Pedalled (Lighter version with just the Pedalled articulation loaded)
PMP Sustain (Lighter version with just the Sustain articulation loaded)
1737 stereo samples recorded at 24bit 44.1 KHz.
Original user interface and advanced custom scripting engine.
The Palm Mute Piano is available exclusively at Sampleism, priced at £22.99 GBP until the end of May (RRP £34.99 GBP).
Native Instruments has announced the release of the TRAKTOR DJ for iPhone App, available now on the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch.
Following the release of the unique, hands-on DJ app for iPad, TRAKTOR DJ for iPhone delivers the same intuitive workflow and advanced feature set as the iPad version, with an optimized interface to fit the screen real estate of iPhone and iPod touch. The TRAKTOR DJ for iPhone App is aimed at DJs of all levels from novices to touring professionals. Users of TRAKTOR PRO, Native Instruments’ flagship DJ software for Mac and PC, can also complement their setups with bidirectional content synchronization with TRAKTOR DJ for iPhone.
The release of TRAKTOR DJ for iPhone is the realization of one of Native Instruments’ long-term visions – to use touch-controlled waveform displays to create a more direct way to interact with music. The success of the iPad version demonstrates this new paradigm has been eagerly adopted by the DJ and wider iOS community.
TRAKTOR DJ for iPhone follows its iPad counterpart in putting the waveform at the center of user interaction. A user interface optimized for the iPhone’s screen size delivers the same dedicated 3-band EQ and filter sections, and 8 proven TRAKTOR effects as the iPad version. Users can view both decks simultaneously or use the convenient touch slider to quickly adjust the size of each waveform in relation to the other. This allows users to set loops, perform scratches, mark cue points for live re-editing, and scrub, browse or navigate through tracks with the same precision and ease available to iPad users – all in the most portable version of the industry-leading professional DJ software to date.
Also on board are TRAKTOR DJ’s advanced performance features. Freeze Mode lets users slice up a waveform into playable parts for on-the-fly remixing and entirely new musical performances. Users can also create beat grids in real time, intuitively mapping out a song’s groove without having to stop the music. TRAKTOR’s refined automatic tempo detection, sync engine, and precise downbeat analysis make beat mixing completely straightforward and free users to creatively interact with their music via the touch interface. A powerful recommendation engine uses advanced tempo, key, and timbre detection algorithms to recommend compatible tracks with the same tempo and harmonic structure in real time. This allows users of all levels to create smooth and earpleasing mixes. Users have access not only to their TRAKTOR collection, but also the music available on their iPhone or iPod touch. And thanks to TRAKTOR DJ’s Notification Center, users learn the app at their own pace, unobtrusively receiving tips, tricks, and techniques from within the app.
TRAKTOR DJ bi-directionally syncs track settings and properties with TRAKTOR PRO. This gives DJs an ideal workflow for planning a set when on the move. Users can also transfer their stored work in TRAKTOR PRO directly to TRAKTOR DJ – all beat grids, cue points, loops and BPM counts seamlessly transfer between iPhone and TRAKTOR PRO and back via a free Dropbox account. Additionally, because of the powerful Core Audio engine built into iOS, TRAKTOR DJ for iPhone also offers ultra-low latency playback, manipulation and recording while also supporting professional class compliant hardware audio interfaces, such as the TRAKTOR AUDIO 6 and 10, something currently not possible on any other mobile platform. DJs can connect these and other devices to their iPhone using the Camera Connection Kit™ for optimum audio quality and pre-listen and cue functionality, or via a splitter cable with dedicated cue and master controls. All of this allows TRAKTOR DJ users to easily record their mixes live on their iPhone, or pump their music out to the house in the highest quality possible.
TRAKTOR DJ for iPhone is available to purchase for $4.99 USD / 4.49 EUR from the App Store.
Cableguys has released version 2.0.6 of its Curve software synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
Curve 2 is our “superb synth with slick customisable waveforms and a brilliant cloud-based preset library. The addition of multistage envelopes makes a huge difference to the sort of sounds Curve 2 can make, and nudges it into the same league as instruments costing much more.” (ComputerMusic, January 2013)
The new version fixes a bug with hanging notes, which could occur with legato and mono modes.
Curve also has many presets up for download via Cableguys’ online preset database, which was recently upgraded to a faster server.
Simply hit “Sync” from within Curve 2 (demo or full version), get a coffee, and a bit later Curve will contain more than 117 pages of presets!
You’ll get “everything from thunderous dubstep bass wobbles to shimmering pads, advanced, complex sequences and eerie effects.” (MusicTech Magazine, November 2012)
This includes quality patches by preset designers such as Michael Kastrup, Pluginguru, Xenos Soundworks and community designers Konrad, Earworm, EdT, to name a few.
Curve 2 (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for 119 EUR / $159 USD incl. VAT.
Acousticsamples has released GD-6, an acoustic guitar sample library for the UVI Workstation, based on the Guild D-40 custom edition electro-acoustic guitar.
We recorded it with a pair of microphones and using the build in pickup. We sampled it very deeply, all frets of all strings with upstrokes, downstrokes, round robins, releases, staccatos, mutes, palm mutes, hand blocks, slides, hammer ons, pull offs, retriggers, fretnoises, percussions other articulations. All of these details allow us to reproduce the real playing of a guitar player, and easily.
There are basically 4 modes, the solo mode that allows to play melodies, the chord mode that helps playing strums or picking very easily, the patterns mode that does all of the strumming or picking for you and the MIDI mode that allows you to use your preferred midi guitar controller.
GD-6 Acoustic Guitar features
4.43Gb, 7000 samples.
Strumming engine (features chord recognition and a smart strumming technique to produce guitar-like chords) and complete control of all its parameters.
62 realistic patterns for easy strumming, picking and advanced playing styles.
Integrated song builder to create songs within minutes and very easily
Legato script to play natural hammer ons, pull offs and slides.
Natural hand placement simulation.
39 different samples per fret and all 21 fret sampled for each string.
Multi velocity Hammer on, pull off, slides up, slides down, mutes, ghost notes, pre notes.