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Applied Acoustics Systems has released version 1.0.6 of its Chromaphone creative percussion synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
Chromaphone combines acoustic resonators to create drums, percussion, string, and synth-like instruments. Membranes, bars, marimbas, plates, strings, and tubes form pairs that get sparked into life by a mallet and a flexible noise source. The resonators’ material, tuning, and coupling parameters allow the creation of a wide range of instruments and sonic colors. Whether real, innovative, or with an ethnic touch, Chromaphone will fill your music with rich and organic tones.
Changes in Chromaphone v1.0.6
- Pro Tools 10, 11 AAX Native plug-in support.
- Cubase 5 (circa 2009) or earlier support.
- Scrolling with some non-Apple mice.
- MIDI control change assignments to handle messages with MSB and LSB data.
- Drawing problem when using VST in Orion.
- Stereo output when using VST in Acid Pro.
- This installer can simply be run over your current installation to perform the update.
- This installer is a full installer so you can use it as a starting point if you need to reinstall from scratch in the future.
Chromaphone for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is currently available to purchase for $99.50 USD as part of AAS’s Holiday Sales until January 15th, 2014 (regular $199 USD).
More information: Applied Acoustics Systems / Chromaphone
Ghostwave Audio has announced the release of Memento, a soundset for the Ultra Analog VA-2 synthesizer instrument by Applied Acoustics Systems.
Memento is an expansion for AAS Ultra Analog VA-2 with a very clear orientation towards those rich 80s sounds. The presets contained in this bank are not recreations of classic patches but a new take on these warm sounds.
For this bank to work on as many genres as possible, it contains 11 types of sounds: arps, atmosphere, bass, pads, leads, plucks and many more (see below for details). I am sure they will put a smile on your face.
- 100 sounds for AAS Ultra Analog VA-2 (v2.0.1+, Ultra Analog native format).
- Instant download straight after purchase.
- 100% royalty-free.
- Normalized levels.
- All patches prefixed with category tags.
- Installation instructions included.
Memento is available to purchase for the introductory price of 9.90 EUR until December 31st, 2013 (regular 11.90 EUR).
More information: Ghostwave Audio / Memento
Sean Divine has announced the 336 Producer’s Contest, offering the chance to win the Modeling Collection from Applied Acoustics Systems ($499 value), $250 in Store Credit from The Producer’s Choice, and more.
The 336 PRODUCER’S CONTEST is designed to encourage entrants to use their creativity to create an original instrumental or song using sounds from The 336 Drum Kit.
Producer (SEAN DIVINE) will choose the winning entries, and prizes will be awarded according to entry guidelines. Submission Deadline: DECEMBER 15TH, 2013.
The 336 Drum Kit is available to purchase at The Producers Choice with $5 discount using promo code 336CONTEST at checkout.
More information: Sean Divine / 336 Drum Kit
ZenSound has launched Lost in the Darkness, a soundset by Complex for the Applied Acoustics Systems Chromaphone synthesizer instrument.
This soundset is about the darkness, it is inspired hell’s landscapes and tenebrous woods.
It is formed by atonal keyboards, suspenseful drones, misterious strings, flutes and dark atmospheres.
Lost in the Darkness features
- 50 patches in Chromaphone native format, with two variations per patch.
- A guided installation in pdf and txt format.
- On line support.
- Includes free updates.
The soundset is available to purchase for 9 EUR.
More information: ZenSound / Lost in the Darkness
Applied Acoustics Systems has announced the release of Ultra Analog VA-2, an update to the analog synthesizer plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Ultra Analog VA-2 ships with a new streamlined interface, a new equalizer and compressor module, a new multi-effect processor, brings native 64-bit operation on Mac OS X, and more. The factory library has been redesigned with more than 600 presets including a sound bank by renowned sound designer Richard Devine.
“Ultra Analog VA-2 is a simple and straightforward synthesizer. Yet, its clever design makes it surprisingly powerful and versatile,” says Marc-Pierre Verge, CEO of Applied Acoustics Systems, “We wanted a synthesizer that could cover the whole analog spectrum, from vintage to modern. With its new interface, complete effect section, and expanded library, it is more than ever a complete solution for analog sounds.”
Ultra Analog VA-2 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available to purchase for MSRP $199 USD. It has an introductory price of $149 USD until Novermber 3rd, 2013.
Ultra Analog VA-2 Upgrades are available to Ultra Analog VA-1 and Session users starting at $39 USD.
More information: Applied Acoustics Systems / Ultra Analog VA-2
AudioThing has launched ChromaKey, a soundset for the Chromaphone software synthesizer by Applied Acoustics Systems.
ChromaKey is a soundset for AAS Chromaphone featuring 60 patches divided in 6 categories: Keys, Pads, Plucked Strings, Sequences, Soundscapes, and Various.
Chromaphone physical modelling synthesis combines acoustic resonators to produce dynamic and expressive sounds.
Despite Chromaphone tagline “creative percussion synthesizer”, ChromaKey focuses entirely on hybrid and organic melodic sounds.
- 60 Patches.
- 6 Categories.
- Requires Chromaphone 1.0.5+
ChromaKey is available to purchase for the introductory price of 9.95 EUR until September, 23rd, 2013 (regular 12 EUR).
More information: AudioThing / ChromaKey
Applied Acoustics Systems has announced the release of the Microsound Textures sound bank for the Chromaphone creative percussion synthesizer and AAS Player plug-ins in collaboration with artist and sound designer Richard Devine.
Microsound Textures joins Cardinals and KitNetix as the third title in Chromaphone’s Sound Bank Series expansion line.
Microsound Textures is all about precision, details, subtlety, and complexity. Richard Devine’s idea was to use grain particles and tiny pulses to create rich and dense textures. In addition, the collection includes a wide variety of surprising and mysterious instruments ranging from light and delicate to dark and atonal. The 128 sounds are divided into five categories: Percussion, Sound Effects, Keys and Synths, Pads and Strings, and Textures and Ambience.
The Microsound Textures bank is available to purchase for $39 USD. The instant download delivery package includes both a Chromaphone preset file and the free AAS Player plug-in for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS).
More information: Applied Acoustics Systems / Microsound Textures