This pack not only presents fine unique One Shot samples for the use in numerous music styles, it´s heart actually is a special programmed arpeggiator for the Novation Launchpad (made for Ableton´s Live – 8.2 or higher needed). Rather than explaining this crazy thing we advice to watch the following demo video:
Naturally this pack´s 329 samples can be used without a Launchpad and Live to produce kicking Techno, (Deep) House, Hip Hop, Electro, Experimental, Ambient and more.
Additionally we provided VST sampler instruments with all the one shots of the pack implemented for quick starting.
The sound library is available from Sounds To Sample for $20 USD.
Waldorf has announced the Rocket, a new mini synthesizer that boasts a feature set uncommon in its class.
It’s incredible sound is much more louder than the legendary Saturn V engine, and never before has this been achieved with such an enormous fun factor. It features an analog multimode VCF with lowpass, bandpass, and highpass, resonance up to self oscillation and beyond, a powerful monophonic oscillator section with Ultra High Density Sawtooth and unison for chord play.
Furthermore equipped with a powerful Arpeggiator and a destructive Booster circuit, this Rocket is technologically way ahead of all current defense systems.
Analog multimode-filter (VCF) with Low Pass / Band Pass / High Pass.
Highly flexible oscillator-section with pulse width modulation and hard sync.
Up to 8 oscillators in unison for chords or Ultra High Density Sawtooth.
Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) for modulation.
Envelopes for VCA, VCF and Sync.
Booster circuit to generate aggressive sounds.
Arpeggiator with different rhythmic patterns.
MIDI in and out.
Extensive control panel with high-end pots and switches.
Control via MIDI and USB.
MIDI clock sync.
Loud headphone output.
Launch key for easy pre listening.
Rocket is priced RRP 244 EUR (inc. EU VAT). It is expected March, 2013.
Black & Orange has released AutoArp, a Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.
AutoArp is a music assistant that will help you make music, regardless of your experience level. Easy to start using, yet offering deep customization, it is a powerful toolkit to assist musicians of every type.
AutoArp provides Scale mapping, a Chord Generator and an advanced Arpeggiator with a Step Sequencer.
AutoArp: Make Music!
AutoArp is available for the introductory price of $25 USD / 19 EUR until February 15th, 2013 (regular price $35 USD / 29 EUR).
Kirnu has announced the pre-release of Kirnu Cream, a powerful MIDI performer VST plugin for Windows and Mac.
Kirnu Cream – more presets, videos and features will be added in the future releases.
Cream is intended to be used in both live and offline DAW usage. With Cream it’s very easy to create catching lead parts, bouncing bass lines, swinging drums and lots of other cool stuff. The only obstacle is your imagination :)
Cream isn’t like any traditional MIDI arpeggiator or sequencer. It’s lots of more. With simple and clever design it has been made easy to learn and operate. You can easily create cool performances with tweaking only couple of controls. If this is not enough for you there are so many ways you can control Cream that you never feel bored with it.
Kirnu Cream is good for everybody; hobbyists, professionals, producers, composers, mamas, papas… who ever needs a good MIDI performer to make their songs PERFECT!
If you are sick and tired of conventional MIDI arpeggiators, performers, sequencers you should try Cream and see your self how it differs from the rest.
Kirnu Cream for Windows and Mac (VST) is available to pre-order for 25 EUR.
The free VSTShell host software has been updated to version 3.76.
An introduction to VSTShell v.3.76, showing the new arpeggiator features etc.
VSTShell is a host for VST & Audiounit instruments and FX (up to 4 instruments and FX), with a built in arpeggiator and sequencer, which can be used as a standalone host or to play/record into Pro Tools (or whatever) using Rewire.
VSTShell is currently available to download for Mac at no cost.
Xfer Records has introduced Cthulhu, a chord and arpeggio MIDI effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Cthulhu is two MIDI FX modules combined into one plug-in.
Chords Module – One Note Becomes Many
Cthulhu is firstly a chord memorizer and player, allowing you to experiment with creating and reworking chord progressions with single-note presses. Included are over 150 factory chord presets allowing for a near-unlimited amount of possible musical-sounding chord progressions. Import MIDI or ‘record’ chords straight in, Cthulhu is able to analyze the chords you play and allow for various sorting options (Circle of 5ths, Chromatic, low note, etc) allowing for easy access over your chords!
Arp Module – Transform your chords in new ways.
The other half of Cthulhu is a unique pattern-based arpeggiator, allowing incoming notes or chords to be manipulated in various rhythmic ways. The 8 tabs of the stepsequencer allow you to completely reshape the incoming MIDI notes, even a single note fed into the arp can become a unique and rhythmic riff! Even if you have other arpeggio software plug-ins, Cthulhu’s arp is unique and powerful with advanced features such as chord-arpeggio mode, ties, duration / velocity sequencing, intelligent transpose, harmony, and more! Every tab of the sequencer can operate on its own length, allowing for evolving polymetric arpeggios. From simple to complex, from chaotic to creating precise arpeggio you imagine in your head!
The Cthulhu plug-in for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $39 USD.
u-he has posted a video of an alpha version of the upcoming arpeggiator for its Diva virtual analog synthesizer.
The oscillators, filters and envelopes closely model components found in some of the great monophonic and polyphonic synthesizers of yesteryear. Modules can be mixed and matched so you can build hybrids, but what sets DIVA apart is the sheer authenticity of the analogue sound. This comes at the cost of quite a high CPU-hit, but we think it was worth it: Diva is the first native software synth that applies methods from industrial circuit simulators (e.g. PSpice) in realtime. The behaviour of zero-delay-feedback filters when pushed to the limit clearly demonstrates the advantages of this groundbreaking approach.