Fingermarks has released SEMblance, a soundset for the Oberheim SEM by Arturia.
This bank of 64 presets (plus a few variations) for Arturia’s excellent emulation of the classic Oberheim SEM synthesiser covers a variety of genres and sound types from crazy analog style fx to heavy basses and classic keys.
The soundset is “pay-what-you-like”, with a minimum of 5 EUR.
Arturia has announced the availability of iMini, an authentic recreation of the Minimoog monosynthesizer for iPad.
iMini is a recreation of the classic 1971 Minimoog™ synthesizer, one of most iconic synthesziers of all time.
iMini is based on the TAE® (True Analog Emulation) synthesis technology found in Arturia’s award-winning Mini V soft synth, meticulously modelling the distinctive tones and analogue nuances of the legendary Seventies-vintage Minimoog Model D monosynth. Moog changed the musical world with the Minimoog and Arturia helped change the music software world with the Mini V.
Arturia now brings the still-sought-after classic Minimoog sound to the musical masses, transforming any iPad mini, iPad 2, or iPad with Retina display into the ultimate analogue synth emulation! Those timeless three oscillators and that 24dB per octave fabled filter are all present and accounted for in iMini. It also successfully sports the look and feel of Dr Bob Moog’s namesake iconic synthesizer for all to see (and hear). But being a game-changing iPad app for 2013 and not an analogue synth design dating back to 1970 means there’s a whole lot more to iMini than first meets the eye…
Realistic recreation of the classic Minimoog™ sound.
Hundreds of sounds created by the top sound designers in the world.
Preset compatibility with Arturia Mini V software.
Core MIDI support
Including MIDI controller mapping.
WIST sync with other iPAD/Iphone devices.
High quality sound based on our TAE™ analog modeling technology.
Tabletop Ready iOS application for a complete electronic music studio.
iMini is available to purchase for a 3-week introductory price of $9.99 USD / 8.99 EURO (regular $21.99 USD / 19.99 EURO). iMini requires at least an iPAD 2 and OS 6.0 or later.
Beat magazine has announced it is offering Roaar, a collection of 250 MB free sounds of the MiniBrute analog synthesizer by Arturia.
Kein Geringerer als Arturias MiniBrute diente als Klangquelle für eine ganz außergewöhnliche Sound-Sammlung. Satte 250 MB Multi-Samples hat unser Sound-Guru Marco Scherer in zwölf erlesenen Patches für den „Zampler“ aufbereitet und dabei die analoge Kiste bis zum Äußersten getrieben.
Das Ergebnis ist eine Sound-Bibliothek, die nicht nur die Klanggewalt des MiniBrute beeindruckend herausarbeitet, sondern sich auch in vielen elektronischen Stilen einsetzen lässt.
Roaar includes 12 presets by Marco Scherer and is available as an open SFZ format for use in the Zampler player. The sample pack is available to Beat Facebook fans.
Arturia has announced the launch of MiniLab, a USB bus-powered powerhouse, featuring 25 velocity-sensitive mini-keys alongside brand-new pitch and modulation touch-strip controls for maximising musical expression in a highly-portable package.
16 multifunction encoders — more than those found on any available comparably-sized USB/MIDI controller — ensure everything is at hand to program or perform, wherever life may take or lead you. And if that’s not enough to keep users entertained, two banks of brightly backlit performance pads can be easily assigned as pads, MIDI CC buttons, or program change switches for even speedier interactions with whatever device MiniLab is connected to (via its cleverly-recessed USB bus-power port and sustain pedal input).
Of course, music is where the heart is, and at the heart of MiniLab is the benevolently bundled Analog Lab software solution. With over 5,000 legendary classic keyboard and synth sounds carefully chosen from the Mini V, Modular V, CS-80 V, ARP2600 V, Jupiter-8V, Prophet 5, Prophet VS, Oberheim SEM V, and Wurlitzer V range of Analog Classic software instruments, Analog Lab offers speedy and simple editing with the most essential parameters for personalising presets available onscreen and for tweaking using the MiniLab controls. Notably, those TAE® (True Analog Emulation) synthesis-powered sounds are not sample-based, but are actually running the full synth engine behind the scenes, so offer unparalleled flexibility.
Yet there’s more: owners of those individual Analog Classics or the all-encompassing V Collection 3.0 bundle can open an Analog Lab sound, edit it in the original software instrument, then add it to their Analog Lab library, thereby taking their sound and workflow to a higher state of musical interactivity. Speaking of which, MiniLab is also compatible with Apple iPad and iPhone products (using a camera connection kit).
So, whatever way users choose to use it, musical life on the move’s just got a whole lot sweeter thanks to MiniLab, the world’s premier mobile keyboard solution!
25 note velocity sensitive mini keyboard.
16 pads (two banks of 8 pads/buttons).
Pitchbend/Modulation touch strip.
Recessed full sized USB jack.
Bus powered, Class compliant.
Works with iPAD (camera connection kit required).
Comes with Analog Lab software.
5000 sounds from the best synths and keyboards.
MiniLab will be available to purchase from the Arturia online store or any dealer for 99 EUR / $129 USD from mid-March 2013.
Arturia has announced the NAMM 2013 launch of SparkLE Creative Drum Machine, its newest hybrid beat production centre combining intuitive hardware hands-on control with software strength and integration.
Quite simply, SPARK Creative Drum Machine revolutionised hands-on beat-making by cleverly combining TAE® (True Analog Emulation) synthesis, sample playback (with multiple layering modes and post-processing), and physical modelling technologies with the intuitive workflow of a hardware drum machine upon its June 2011 launch; today, SparkLE Creative Drum Machine joins its bigger brother to take this concept to the masses in an all-new, ultra-portable package at a takeaway price point that’s tough to beat (€249.00 EURO/$299.00 USD).
The solidly-constructed, super-slimline SparkLE Creative Drum Machine hardware measures a mere 1.6cm in depth and comes complete with a handy neoprene slipcase to take your beats to the streets with that ‘real instrument feel’ so many other controllers clearly lack. With it comes direct access to all the features needed to create patterns, write automation, and perform live.
SparkLE Creative Drum Machine serves up classic ‘TR-style’ workflow via its brightly backlit step sequencer buttons, while a musical platter of bangin’ beats can quite literally be banged out using its eight velocity- and pressure-sensitive backlit pads. Stunning live performances are a breeze thanks to the advanced Looper and beat-slicing functions, while beats can be transformed on the fly with the touch-sensitive FX pad that features eight filter modes (including the famed Oberheim SEM V filter featured in Arturia’s acclaimed Oberheim SEM V soft synth namesake) and seven Slicer modes. Three assignable encoders ease writing automation and realtime sound control. More musical still, TUNE mode permits playing sounds chromatically across those 16 step sequencer buttons or eight pads — try having the kick drum follow the bass root note for truly trouser-flapping lows, play a synth bass/lead sound, or transform percussion sounds into pitched instruments… it’s all there for the hands-on taking!
Software-wise, SparkLE Creative Drum Machine makes use of the same full-featured Spark Engine software shipping with the original SPARK Creative Drum Machine. It includes an awesome library of over 1,500 instruments and 100 kits, providing top-notch, professional sounds covering a variety of dancefloor-friendly genres and stylings, ever-expandable with Arturia add-ons (like the Hip Hop Essentials and DubStep Essentials Expansion Packs).
Priced to go, there has never been a better time than now to add a little sparkle to your rhythmic creativity with SparkLE Creative Drum Machine!
Precious Sound has announced PreBrute, the worlds first sample based Kontakt synth based on the Arturia MiniBrute.
We were lucky to get our hands on one and decided that it would be a ideal synth to sample for our engine. We have spent many months painstakingly sampling the synth with 4 different signal chains.
Our flavour system is just that you can select along the 4 oscillators what waveform and flavour (sampling chain) to choose from, so you have 20 waveform choices but 80 possible choices per Osc including the different flavours.
While sampling PreBrute we pushed our preamps hard to imprint characteristics of the actual pre to the sound resulting in subtle/extreme changes.
We also tracked the raw sound to cassette tape using a Tascam 122mk3, we tracked at a slow speed to naturally roll off some of the high end giving the tape waveforms a really warm and smooth sound.
2.16GB Kontakt 5 Library.
7,612 24bit samples.
“4Scoop” engine for Kontakt.
Includes 45 presets.
PreBrute is available at a special 25% off festive discount until January 7th, 2013, priced at £30 GBP (regular £39.99 GBP). Prices inc. VAT. Owners of any “4Scoop” based product are entitled to a additional 10% discount part of a newly established Loyalty Scheme.
Musicrow has updated its Golden Ensembles for Reaktor to version 3.09, which now includes the new SuperPan panning effect.
SuperPan is a special panning effect that enables users to place sounds out of the speakers. Based on sophisticated psychoacoustic methods, SuperPan can be used for the creation of unnaturally wide mixes, for special ‘pop out’ effects, and for adding unusual motion effects within regular and distorted spaces. Many surprising pre-made ‘spacey’ presets are included.
Pan out of the speakers.
Create super wide stereo mixes.
Extreme 3D effects.
Add unusual motion.
Modulators: Two Sequencers and an LFO.
Many surprising ‘spacey’ presets.
SuperPan is available as part of Golden Ensembles 3 that now contains 45 ensembles, synthesizers and effects for NI Reaktor 5. The update is available for free for Golden Ensembles 3 users.
Musicrow has also announced a limited time Xmas Sale.
Don’t miss our special Xmas prices! Golden Ensembles for NI Reaktor, Analog Sound Collection for Arturia synths and our VSTi are 40% OFF until Dec 31, 2012
Arturia has announced SPARK DubStep, a powerful production and performance software suite dedicated to heavy-duty dubstep rhythm track construction.
Catering to the rhythmically distinctive needs of discerning dubstep producers globally, SPARK DubStep features a comprehensive library of 30 cutting-edge kits/480 instruments created in partnership with London-based leading pro audio loops and samples provider Sample Magic, themselves cited as being “…one of the elite dance sample venders.” Atomic wobble basses, filthy FX, dirty drums… it’s all there for the taking!
From atomic wobble basses, to filthy FX and dirty drums, everything is at your fingertips in one single and easy to use interface.
SPARK DubStep features
More than 500 pre-programmed MIDI patterns, that you can also customize to your needs.
Made for live performance: FX Pad, Looper, Slicer and Real-time automation on all parameters.
14 high quality effects : Multiband Compressor, Reverb, Sub generator, Destroyer, Bit crusher, Multiband EQ, Chorus, Delay, Distortion, Phaser, Plate reverb, Flanger, Space pan, Limiter.
Spark’s Step Sequencer makes track creation a breeze.