Squaredheads updates Nora to v2.0

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Squaredheads has released version 2.0 of Nora, a pattern based arpeggiator / phrase sequencer that is designed to allows the creation of solo melodies, rhythmic basslines, or stabs.

Squaredheads Nora 2.0

Nora employs the workflow of a DAW for a creative, simple and quick edition with a complete integration among the modules. Nora can be sequenced by either a linear manner or by patterns triggered by MIDI.

Thanks to its polyphonic pianoroll technology and its real-time effects, Nora gives the user complete control over the arpeggiator pattern (note-length, overlapping notes/chords, velocities, spaces between notes, etc.)

The engine has been re-designed from scratch to offer more precision at the sample-level. This way, Nora produces an output that is loyal to the input, without perceptible latency. Moreover, it supports two operation modes: “Free”, a mode in which output notes are always in line with input chords, and “Static”, in which input chords are adapted to the notes of Nora, resulting in smoother changes. Nora now supports up to eight simultaneous tracks, each of them with an arpeggiator engine and individual settings, like MIDI routing.

Nora v2.0 features

  • Sample accurate engine.
  • Complete real-time edition.
  • Edit up to 5 octaves and 5 notes per octave.
  • 8 tracks with 8 independent arpeggiators.
  • Playlist module: It allows each track being sequenced in two ways: As a classic DAW, or as a Pattern Chainer.
  • Pattern editor with 24 pattern per track.
  • 2 pattern-changing modes, controllable via MIDI: ‘In queue’, a mode in which each pattern waits for its turn to start playing and, ‘instant’ in which the change is played immediately, maintaining the synchrony with the DAW.
  • Real-time quantizer with user-defined patterns.
  • Randomizer engine that includes 2 random phrase generators and 2 mutators.
  • Real-time velocity randomization.
  • Two clock modes: It can work in synchrony with DAW or as a classic arpeggiator.
  • More than 1200 presets.
  • Play speed settings.
  • MIDI rhythm import.
  • Realtime MIDI output recording.
  • Automatic mouse helpers to ease edition with small notes.
  • Fully resizable interface.
  • Several modes to navigate through the windows.
  • Project management.
  • Unlimited and independent undo / redo for each pattern.
  • Very low CPU usage.
  • Highly customizable interface with over 400 parameters.
  • Includes the NoraHarm plugin for free, an Harmonizer / MIDI Key Mapper.

Nora for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available at an introductory discount of 15% until December 30th, 2014. Regular price 49 EUR.

More information: Squaredheads

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u-he updates Presswerk dynamics plugin to RC1

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u-he Presswerk

u-he has launched a first release candidate of its Presswerk dynamics effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

revision 3262 is our first release candidate:

Presswerk10RC1Mac.zip
Presswerk10RC1Win.zip

Please let us know what you find, we would like to release it before x-mas.

Note: We’ve removed unused parameters from the list of automatable parameters. Therefore, if you did host automation with a beta version, you will need to replace the automated parameters. This will most likely be the parameter prior to the one you’ll see, i.e. the desired parameter is now the one before that in the list.

Presswerk RC1 is available to download from the u-he forum at KVR Audio.

More information: u-he / Presswerk

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Synapse Audio launches Holiday Sale on DUNE 2

Synapse Audio has announced a Holiday Sale, offering 25% off the DUNE 2 synthesizer instrument bundled with 2 soundsets.

Synapse Audio DUNE 2 Holiday Bundle

Our DUNE 2 Holiday Sale has started!
Until January 1st, 2015, you may purchase DUNE 2 bundled with two soundsets from Electronisounds.com for more than 25% off.

Bundle content:

  • DUNE 2 VST/AU Plugin, worth $169
  • Renegade EDM soundset, worth $19.99
  • Filthy Basses soundset, worth $14.99

The total value of the bundle is $203.98, and offers nearly 600 high quality patches. Until January 1st, 2015, the bundle can be obtained for only $149.

More information: Synapse Audio / DUNE 2 Holiday Bundle

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Reveal Sound launches Holiday Sale – 30% off Spire

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Reveal Sound has launched a Holiday Sale, offering a 30% discount on its Spire synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

Reveal Sound Spire 30% off

A SPECIAL HAPPY HOLIDAYS OFFER!

30% OFF on SPIRE SYNTHESIZER

Click BUY NOW at reveal-sound.com
No discount code required!

The sale ends January 1th, 2015!

More information: Reveal Sound

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Cableguys updates Curve 2 synth to v2.5 + 33% off sale

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Cableguys has released version 2.5 of Curve, a synthesizer instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Cableguys Curve 2.5

The new version features new Sallen-Key filter types, beat-synced envelopes, an overhauled UI and many tweaked sounds. Download the fully-functional demo.

Curve 2.5 is free for Curve 2 users—simply download it from your account. To get all the latest sounds, sync presets from within Curve once.

Curve 2.5 is available for purchase for 79 EUR/$99 USD until December 30th, 2014 (regular 119 EUR/$159 USD). The Cableguys Bundle is also 20% off during this sale.

More information: Cableguys / Curve

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