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DontCrack releases V.I.P. Plug-in Series

DontCrac[k] DC Analoger

DontCrac[k] has announced the launch of the V.I.P. Plug-in Series, a new audio plug-ins suite that might change the way you think about audio plug-ins.

The DontCrack “V.I.P. plug-in series” aim audio professionals that, in todays market need simple and easy-to-use audio tools in their everyday tasks. In response to that demand, DontCrack has partnered with leading plug-in designers from around the world to bring a series of high quality plug-ins that offers instant sonic satisfaction while offering a clean interface with only the most essential knobs and switches to quickly tweak sound parameters.

V.I.P. Plug-in Series includes:

  • DC Analoger – vintage tape & tubes emulator plug-in.
  • DC Brightness – Abbey Roads like brightness plug-in.
  • DC Chorus Ensemble – deep chorus ensemble effect.
  • DC Clarisonix – sub bass and harmonics enhancer.
  • DC Classic Flanger – silky smooth flanger effect.
  • DC Classic Phaser – vintage multi-stage phaser effect.
  • DC Cool – Uni-Vibe based effect.
  • DC Digital Plate – EMT based “Gold Plate” analog reverb.
  • DC Digital Reverb – Eventide based reverb.
  • DC Dimension 3D – Roland “Dimension D” type effect.
  • DC Distorted – smooth distortion effect.
  • DC Echoflex – Echoplex based tape delay effect.
  • DC Electro Optical – two channel electro-optical compressor/limiter.
  • DC Retro Compressor – retro sounding compressor.
  • DC Retro Equalizer – API like classic EQ.
  • DC Retro Filter – great sounding retro filter.
  • DC Retro Limiter – great sounding limiter.
  • DC Transcontrol – SPL based transient designer.
  • DC Tremolo Pan – versatile tremolo and panning effect.
  • DC Ultramaxit – easy to use level maximizer plug-in.

The V.I.P. series plug-ins are available to purchase in a bundle for $299 USD until October 10th, 2011 (MSRP $599 USD). Individual plug-ins are $49 USD each.

V.I.P. Bundle owners will get all subsequent plug-ins released for the V.I.P. series free of charge. In 2012 the bundle is expected to include over 40 plug-ins in total.

More information: DontCrac[k] / V.I.P. Plug-in Series

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Waves releases The King’s Microphones effect plugin

Waves has announced the release of The King’s Microphones, a special microphone simulation effect plugin for Windows and Mac.

Waves The King's Microphones

Used exclusively by the royal family for speeches on momentous occasions, each of these three priceless microphones dating back to the 1920s and 1930s was tailored and tuned especially for its specific user: King George V, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth. Beautifully designed and decorated with gold, silver, and chrome adornments bearing the royal coats of arms, each is a one-of-a-kind aesthetic masterpiece with its own distinctive sonic character. The King’s Microphones plugin offers stunningly accurate recreations of the originals’ unique frequency responses, with three proximity settings for each.

Discovered deep within the vaults of EMI outside London by Peter Cobbin, senior recording engineer at Abbey Road Studios, the microphones were used to record music and dialogue for the film, the first time they had been used by anyone outside the royal family. Cobbin, who worked closely with Waves on the development of the plugin, commented, “It was exciting to know we had the very microphone used by King George VI, the central character of this film, and I thought how appropriate and inspiring it would be to have the microphones present at our recording sessions. The royal microphones are works of highly-skilled craftsmanship.

The King’s Microphones for Windows and Mac (native formats) is available to purchase for $99 USD.

More information: Waves / The King’s Microphones

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Abbey Road Plug-Ins RS124 Compressor, limited time 55% discount

Abbey Road Studios RS124 Compressor Plug-in

Abbey Road Plug-Ins is offering a limited time 55% discount on the RS124 Compressor, an authentic emulation of the legendary EMI tube compressor.

The RS124 Compressor Plug-In provides authentic emulations of the valve compressors that were introduced in 1960 and in constant use at the studios throughout the decade. This IS the sound of Abbey Road 60s recordings! Their warm, creamy sonic personality and unique features such as the ‘HOLD’ function made them the compressor of choice for recording, mixing and mastering. Each unit was hand-built and exclusive to Abbey Road Studios and are still in use at the studios today.

RS124 Compressor features

  • Three authentic compressor models based on vintage Abbey Road units.
  • Each model recreates the sound and behaviour of the hardware unit.
  • Authentic replication visually and sonically of the original hardware.
  • Tested and approved by Abbey Road Studios’ Director of Engineering, Peter Cobbin.
  • Added SuperFuse mode for more aggressive compression effect.
  • Dedicated LCR version allowing Pro Tools HD users to ‘stack’ all three units on top of one another.

The RS124 Compressor is now available to purchase for $250 USD (TDM) / $150 USD (LE/AU/VST).

More information: Abbey Road Studios / RS124 Compressor

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Native Instruments releases Abbey Road Modern Drums, Kontakt-based drum instrument

Native Instruments Abbey Road Modern Drums

Native Instruments has announced the release of Abbey Road Modern Drums, a new instrument developed together with the iconic British recording studios.

Providing two high-end drum kits for use in the free KONTAKT PLAYER and the KONTAKT 4 sampler, ABBEY ROAD MODERN DRUMS gives musicians and producers access to expertly engineered drum sounds for contemporary music production of any genre, with the highest possible level of fidelity and authenticity.

ABBEY ROAD MODERN DRUMS complements the previous 60s, 70s and 80s installments, and is based on two renowned drum kits that are a staple of modern studio productions – a Drum Workshop Collector’s Series “White Kit” and a Pearl Reference “Sparkle Kit”. Further expanded with various distinctive cymbals from Sabian and Zildjian as well as three snare drum options each, both kits were recorded with painstaking precision in Abbey Road’s Studio Two and Studio Three, taking full advantage of the acoustic properties of these famous recording rooms.

Abbey Road Modern Drums features

  • Utilizes both contemporary and vintage high-end recording equipment to achieve ultimate sound quality across all individual instruments of the kits.
  • Over 40,000 samples, 24-bit, 44.1 kHz.
  • 7.2 GB library size, using the new Kontakt 4 sample compression (17.4 GB uncompressed!)
  • Up to 27 velocity layers for a single articulation.
  • Up to 6 variations of drum hits at the same velocity for added realism.
  • Additional compressed Mono Overhead and Mono Room samples for additional sound possibilities.
  • Three snare options for each kit.
  • Separate Right and Left hand samples for the most common Snare, Tom, and Hihat articulations.
  • Snare Top/Bottom and Kick In/Out samples.
  • Optional snare bleed samples for many drums.
  • Includes a selection of different MIDI mappings accommodating the established layouts of various popular
    electronic drum kits and third-party drum libraries.
  • Highly functional user interface offers convenient control over all articulation, sound shaping, mixing and routing functions. Advanced randomization can even add subtle nuances to the tone and timing to make it virtually indistinguishable from a studio-recorded drum performance.

Abbey Road Modern Drums is available to purchase as a download and on DVD for $119 USD / 99 EUR.

More information: Native Instruments / Abbey Road Modern Drums

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EastWest announces Rocktober Special

EastWest Rocktober Special

EastWest has announced the Rocktober Special, a chance to save 53% off the individual retail price of any 3 EastWest/Quantum Leap virtual instruments in October.

The standard edition of the ROCKTOBER PACK features MINISTRY OF ROCK, GOLIATH, and FAB FOUR. If purchasers have one or more of the standard selection, they can change any or all of the 3 virtual instruments and still get more than 53% off the retail price. The product selection may increase the overall price.

Sound on Sound Magazine called MINISTRY OF ROCK “a screeching, howling, booming, clanging, clattering, bashing noise-fest that will fool your neighbors into thinking you have a tame death-metal band lurking in your studio”. MOR is a huge modern day rock toolkit that covers a myriad of styles that’s perfect for songwriters and composers.

GOLIATH is a massive virtual instrument that includes over 180 instruments and over 600 patches. It features Drums, percussion, guitars, keyboards, pianos, orchestra, choir/vocals and more. GOLIATH is a Swiss army knife of songwriting/composing that you will reach for time and time again.

Inspired by the signature sounds of the Beatles, the MIPA Award-Winning FAB FOUR includes authentic and rare acoustic and electric guitars, basses, drums, keyboards, stringed and other misc instruments, all played through and recorded on the same kind of vintage equipment used at Abbey Road Studios by Beatle’s engineer KEN SCOTT and EASTWEST multiple-award winning producer DOUG ROGERS.

The ROCKTOBER PACK can be customized to suit a customer’s individual needs. Eligible products include Quantum Leap Ministry Of Rock, EW/QL Goliath, EW Fab Four, EW/QL Pianos, Quantum Leap Gypsy, Quantum Leap Ra, Quantum Leap Silk, EW/QL Symphonic Choirs, EW/QL Symphonic Choirs Bundle, EW/QL Symphonic Orchestra, Quantum Leap Stormdrum 2, Quantum Leap Stormdrum PRO Bundle, and Quantum Leap Voices of Passion. Any combination can be built at over 53% off the retail price.

The Rocktober Pack is available until October 31, 2010 for $595 USD / 429 EUR. Custom packs are hand assembled and shipped in one package, usually ship within 2 business days.

More information: SoundsOnline / SoundsOnline Europe

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Native Instruments Abbey Road 80s Drums, Kontakt-based drum instrument

Native Instruments Abbey Road 80s Drums

Native Instruments has announced the release of Abbey Road 80s Drums, the third instrument developed together with the iconic British recording studios.

ABBEY ROAD 80s DRUMS contains two characteristic instruments that significantly contributed to the sound of the respective musical decade – a vintage Yamaha 9000, one of the most groundbreaking and mostrecorded kits in music history, and a Slingerland Magnum Chrome with single-headed concert toms and a full set of Octobans, the melodically tuned tubular toms that were popular among drummers of that time.
Both drum kits were set up and sampled with painstaking precision in Abbey Road’s Studio Two and Studio Three, taking full advantage of the acoustic properties of these famous recording rooms.

ABBEY ROAD 80s DRUMS features an especially sophisticated implementation of the typical “gated reverb” technique that enabled the distinctive huge-but-tight drum sound of the 80s. Different sets of ambient microphones were used at Abbey Road to capture additional, strongly compressed versions of the room sound, including a mono overhead signal recorded through a STC 4021 “Ball and Biscuit” microphone and a specially built replica of the SSL E-Series talkback compressor, utilizing a further popular recording trick of that time.

Selected Neve preamps, an analog 2-inch tape machine and other exclusive outboard gear further contribute to the genuine, powerful sound character of ABBEY ROAD 80s DRUMS. Up to 27 velocity layers per instrument, each with up to six additional variation samples, guarantee maximum authenticity both for rhythm programming and for real-time MIDI-controlled playing. The highly functional user interface offers convenient control over all articulation, sound shaping, mixing and routing functions, with envelopes and volume of the gated ambience individually adjustable per instrument group. Advanced randomization can even add subtle nuances to the tone and timing to make it virtually indistinguishable from a studio-recorded drum performance.

Abbey Road 80s Drums is available for purchase in the NI Online Shop on DVD and as a download for $119 USD / 99 EUR.

More information: Native Instruments / Abbey Road 80s Drums

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Native Instruments Komplete 7 Elements, “Player” edition of software bundle

Native Instruments Komplete 7 Elements

Native Instruments has announced Komplete 7 Elements, a new software bundle that provides musicians and producers with an especially affordable arsenal of professional instruments and effects.

Based on the acclaimed technology of KONTAKT, KORE, REAKTOR and GUITAR RIG, the bundle includes over 2,000 production-ready sounds and 12 GByte of studio-grade sample material, covering a wide range of sound aesthetics and musical styles.

Together with the introduction of KOMPLETE 7 ELEMENTS, the popular free KONTAKT 4 PLAYER and KORE 2 PLAYER are now complemented with player versions of GUITAR RIG 4 and REAKTOR 5. KOMPLETE 7 ELEMENTS combines the vast synthesis, sampling and effects processing capabilities of these four player versions with a wealth of inspirational sound material that is derived from the full product versions contained in the professional KOMPLETE bundle.

On the basis of KONTAKT 4 PLAYER, the KOMPLETE 7 ELEMENTS collection offers a full assortment of premium-quality acoustic sounds, including VSL orchestral material, Abbey Road drums, and a large variety of other classical, ethnic and band instruments. This material is complemented by a practical selection of carefully sampled classic analog synthesizers and other vintage keyboards.

For distinctively modern sound aesthetics, KOMPLETE 7 ELEMENTS offers nine full-featured REAKTOR ensembles with over 1,200 preset sounds, including unique instruments like Photone, Steampipe and Metaphysical Function. This arsenal is complemented with a large assortment of atmospheric ABSYNTH pads and soundscapes as well as energetic leads and bass sounds from the MASSIVE synthesizer, all enabled through the synthesis engines integrated in KORE 2 PLAYER.

Together with the included GUITAR RIG 4 PLAYER, users of KOMPLETE 7 ELEMENTS will also get access to eight authentic amp emulations and 27 modelled effects units from the full-featured GUITAR RIG software, providing a versatile basis both for guitar and bass recording and for general creative sound processing in the studio.

Every copy of KOMPLETE 7 ELEMENTS also includes an NI Online Shop voucher worth $60 / 50 EUR, valid towards any product from the KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects range.

Komplete 7 Elements will be available in September 2010 for a suggested retail price of $119 USD / 99 EUR.

More information: Native Instruments / Komplete 7 Elements

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