Reveal Sound has released version 0.9.4 of Spire, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
Spire is a software polyphonic synthesizer that combines powerful sound engine modulation and flexible architecture, a graphical interface provides unparalleled usability. Spire is the embodiment of the best opportunities, both software and hardware synthesizers.
Changes in Spire v0.9.4
- Fixed: Problems with the buffer in Logic and FL Studio (noise and clicks).
- Fixed: Automation in Logic.
- Fixed: Wavetable Phase Modulation (CtrlB) when CtrlA at zero.
- Fixed: AMSync Phase Retrig.
- Fixed: Site hosting.
- Added: CC64 – Sustain.
- Added: Oscillator mixer Off buttons.
- Added: Insert & Remove-Backup for preset manager.
- Added: Program Change.
- Update: Presets.
The Spire beta for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for 69 EUR (regular 149 EUR). Prices ex. VAT.
More information: Reveal Sound
Rob Papen has released version 1.6.4 of the Predator software synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
Predator is a “phat sounding” killer synthesizer that combines inspiring presets and first-class features to make this your ‘go-to’ synth for contemporary music production.
Changes in Predator v1.6.4
- New big screen graphic mode.
- New effects, clipper distortion (with symmetry control) & tape chorus.
- Vowel readout and Formant 2 band and Formant 4 band readout.
- Distortion dial has different function if Vowel or Formant 2/4 is selected. The menu box displays the Vowel or the band width.
- External Midi Capture Mode (back panel).
- Other small fixes.
- Over 450 of new presets:
- Bank 02 Predator dance 04 (preset 058 until preset 067).
- Bank 03 Classic Synth 04 (preset 067 until 119).
- Bank 03 Classic Synth 05 (preset 001 until 015).
- Bank 08 Ambient 02 (preset 081 until preset 096).
- Bank 12 DubStep 02 (preset 114 until preset 127).
- Bank 12 DubStep 03 (preset 01 until preset 020).
- Bank 20 all basses 04 (preset 092 until preset 096).
- Bank 20 Hardstyle BD basses (preset 01 – 084).
- Bank 20 hardstyle core BD basses RF (preset 01- 100).
- Bank 29 JoMal-bank 2 (preset 01-128)
Predator for Windows and Mac costs 149 EUR / $179 USD.
Until the end of May, 2013, it is also available as part of the limited edition EDM and Urban synth bundles, priced at 199 EUR / $239 USD.
More information: Rob Papen / Predator
Ju-X Designs has released Gimmick Mini, a free synthesizer instrument plugin-in for Mac.
Gimmick’s oscillator draws waveform by setting how many times to twist it in a cycle and then divides it by scanning up and down direction, finally player can also determine ratios of each turning points.
Gimmick synth is under ongoing development, and this Mini version has been built with basic concept of Gimmick. It is absolutely free, so try it today and experiment the new way of synthesis!
The plug-in is a free download for Mac OSX 10.7 or later (AU).
More information: Ju-X / Gimmick
Wave Arts has updated its Power Suite/Master Restoration Suite and Dialog/Tube Saturator effect plug-ins for Windows and Mac.
Changes in Wave Arts plugins
- MAS versions are now 64-bit compatible (will work in Digital Performer 8 ONLY).
- Restored missing HRTF options in Panorama.
- Fixed RTAS pops when starting transport (Tube Saturator).
- Fixed TrackPlug black GUI/crashes in certain circumstances.
- Fixed TrackPlug AU audio problem in Digital Performer.
- Potential crash using Panorama at 88.2K sample rate.
- Fixed minor Dialog rendering glitches.
- Moved some Cocoa GUI code to common framework to clean up warning messages in Console (Mac).
- Master Restoration Windows installer fixes.
More information: Wave Arts
Voxengo has announced the release of SPAN Plus, a Fast Fourier transform spectrum analyzer effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
For the most part it was derived from Voxengo GlissEQ dynamic parametric equalizer and reproduces its spectrum analysis functionality. SPAN Plus is an extended version of the freeware SPAN plug-in: SPAN Plus provides several additional features such as PNG file export, real-time spectrum import/export and static spectrums display.
SPAN Plus supports multi-channel analysis and can be set to display spectrums from two different channels or channel groups at the same time.
SPAN Plus features
- Real-time spectrum import/export.
- PNG file export.
- Static spectrums display.
- Output signal power statistics.
- Spectrum smoothing.
- User interface window resizing.
- Clipping statistics.
- Correlation meter.
- Stereo and multi-channel analysis.
- Mid/side analysis.
- Internal channel routing.
- Channel grouping.
- Preset manager.
- Undo/redo history.
- A/B comparisons.
- Contextual hint messages.
- All sample rates support.
SPAN Plus for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for the introductory price of $39.95 USD until June 2nd, 2013 (regular $49.95 USD).
More information: Voxengo / SPAN Plus
UVI has announced the release of 4 free presets from their latest library Digital Synsations.
Digital Synsations includes over 500 presets expertly programmed on a fully restored Yamaha SY77, Korg M1, Roland D50 and Ensoniq VFX‚ used by many of the greats including Depeche Mode, The Cure, Pet Shop Boys, Vangelis, Brian Eno, Toto, 808 State, Jean Michael Jarre and more.
If you’re looking for a new take on the 90′s sound or just some new classic synth inspiration then look no further.
The demo pack is a free download. The presets can be auditioned without the use of iLok.
More information: UVI / Digital Synsations