Dream Audio Tools launches Black Friday Sale – 30% off

Dream Audio Tools has announced its Black Friday Sale, offering a 30% discount on its Indie Fingers Vol 4 acoustic guitar library and Repetitive Bass Vol 2 acoustic bass guitar libarary for a limited time.

Dream Audio Tools Black Friday Sale

Indie Fingers Volume Four: Acoustic blends together all the tools previously found in the serie like Played intervals, Patterns, Single notes, Bass repetitions, Combined patches, Noises, Percussions, Harmonics in order to provide a nice amount of flexibility both rhythmically and hamonically.

Repetitive Bass Volume Two: Acoustic features bass repetitions and tones from a pretty musical acoustic bass sampled using both direct (piezo) and microphone inputs, to offer the best sonic flexibility.

The sale ends December 10th, 2014.

More information: Dream Audio Tools

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Positive Grid releases Guitar Production Bundle for iPad

Positive Grid has announced the release of the Guitar Production Bundle for iPad, a bundle of its most successful guitar and audio post production apps – JamUp Pro, BIAS, and Final Touch, offering the ultimate solution for mobile recording guitarists and bassists.

Positive Grid Guitar Production Bundle for iPad

Users can now create and design their own dream amp with BIAS, add stunning vintage and modern effects with JamUp, and professionally polish their final mixes with Final Touch, all right in their iPad at a greatly reduced price.

Guitar Production Bundle for iPad features

  • JamUp — JamUp Pro is a complete powerhouse multi-effects processor for guitar and bass. It offers over 100 amps and effects, GarageBand integration, looper, iTunes player with tempo/pitch control, built-in tuner and metronome, live-view, preset manager, MIDI support, and more.
  • BIAS — BIAS is an amp designer, modeler and processor that includes 36 of the most sought-after vintage and modern amps in rock ‘n’ roll history as a starting point for user customization. Users can modify these amps and virtually build their custom amps by swapping out the tubes, preamp, transformer, tone stacks, cab and mic to create their own distinctive signature sound. Users can also upload their amp creations to ToneCloud, BIAS’ own amp-sharing platform, to share their custom presets with other users.
  • Final Touch — Final Touch combines seven essential mastering tools into one integrated system: Pre and Post Linear Phase EQ modules, a Dynamics module with a highly flexible stereo/mid-side multiband compressor/limiter, Stereo Imaging, Reverb, and a Maximizer with Comprehensive Dithering and noise-shaping options. The final mix can be exported and shared via email, Dropbox, iTunes and SoundCloud.

The Guitar Production Bundle for iPad is available for purchase for $29.99 USD.

More information: Positive Grid

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Iridium Iris Software releases Paragon Bass for Windows

Iridium Iris Software has announced the release of Paragon Bass, a virtual bass instrument for Windows.

Iridium Iris Paragon Bass

The Paragon Bass VST instrument works like the previous plugin Reality Bass but in this plugin we have put our whole heart; contains new better algorithms and better sound samples from a real custom made 5-stringed bass equipped with Bartolini pickups that has a really high sound quality.

Paragon Bass features

  • Open/muted fifths, octaves, perfect fourths P4, single notes.
  • Down/up or alternating strumming of intervals.
  • Bending of single notes and intervals with automation.
  • Gain/distortion/fuzz control.
  • Chorus effect panel.
  • Slap sound.
  • Palm mute algorithm with automation.
  • Hammer on/pull off.
  • Portamento/neck slide control with automation.
  • Strumming control with automation.
  • Unlimited velocity curve (new algorithm).
  • Full chokes (all strings mute with G-1 and Ab-1).
  • Factory made patterns with a preview player.
  • Slap Bass mode.
  • Intensity knob – Changes slap sound velocity in Slap mode, and blends in a harder sound when not in slap mode.
  • 5 string – samples from a custom made bass, with Bartolini pickups.
  • Individual String Section – Individually balance each string in stereo and in volume.
  • A control for adding more or less attack from the plectrum.
  • Transpose control to change up/down 12 semitones (if enough frets left on the neck).

Paragon Bass for Windows (VST) is available for purchase for $34 USD.

More information: Iridium Iris Software

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Ample Sound releases Ample Bass J plugin

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Ample Sound has launched Ample Bass J, a new electric bass instrument plug-in modeled on a Jazz Bass guitar, hand-crafted by renowned Fender Master Builder, John English (1950-2007).

Ample Sound Ample Bass J (ABJ)

It sounds wide and deep. It is imbued with both modern taste and Fender’s traditional characteristics. Ample Sound used their techniques on every possible procedure: recording, editing, programming etc., trying only to deliver every detail of the original sound and vibration of this master built bass to the users.

ABJ has a 3.71 GB sample library which is naturally recorded on every single fret. No destructive editing and dynamic processing are applied (which leaves more room for users’ modification).

Ample Bass features 14 bass articulations: Sustain, Palm Mute, Natural Harmonic, Hammer On & Pull Off, Legato Slide, Slide in & out, Pop, Slap, Tap, Accentuated, Staccato and Dead Note. The Legato articulations can be used to achieve legato notes of any duration, pitch and polyphony.

Ample Bass J features

  • Redesigned Tab Player for bass tab. All articulations and notations are supported by the tab player. Realistic Tab playback can be achieved through fine parameter adjustments and humanizations.
  • Auto Buzz System. Buzz noises can make bass performance more expressive and realistic. Ample Bass buzz system enables users to arbitrarily control of start position, duration and amplitude of a buzz. Alternatively, Ample Bass could also randomize the whole buzz sound process.
  • Groovy Single-Note Bassline. Repetitive one-note basslines are a common technique in bass performance, particularly in the rock genre. Ample Bass contains a unique method of delivering one-note bass lines, One-note loops have been recorded for every fret with a groovy, tasty feel and lossless quality as the tempo is changed. No more bland and robotic ‘machine gun effect’.
  • Slap & Sustain in one MIDI Track. Using keyswitches, users can switch between Sustain (normal group) and Slap and Pop on the fly. Ample Bass also provides a “combined keyswitches” feature, which allows users to play both Slap and Pop articulations on specific strings. For example, you could assign the Slap articulation to the G and D strings, and the Pop articulation to the A and E strings.
  • Alternate Tuning. Ample Bass supports alternate tunings to the lowest note of a 5-string bass.
  • Carefully designed left hand techniques and sample groups.
  • Legato with variable duration, pitch and polyphony.

Ample Bass J for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available for purchase for the introductory price of $95 USD until December 12th, 2014 (regular $119 USD).

More information: Ample Sound / Ample Bass J

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ELBySoniQ releases ’62 Pbass GrooveMachine – SP1

ELBySoniQ has announced the release of ’62 Pbass GrooveMachine – Soulplayer One, a hybrid instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt featuring the retro sound of a custom ’62 Fender Pbass.

ELBySoniQ '62 Pbass GrooveMachine - SP1

ELBySoniQ introduce you to the ‘62 Pbass Groove Machine Soulplayer One from the Groove Machine Series, a 1.95Gb NI Kontakt loop library, recorded with a customized Fender® P-bass, played between the bridge and the pickup to give the sound more bite and darkness. The bass guitar is equipped with a swamp ash body, LaBella flatwound strings, vintage dual coil SPB-1 pickup and string dampers for a sustain-less punchy tone.

The theme of the loop library from the Groovemachine series is about the sound and the type of loop patterns. The majority of these loops are basic building block loops, which should be used for playing progressions and or broken loop patterns by playing it like single notes. You can use it creatively to create different patterns in combination with the other loop patterns which could end up till over 30.000 combinations.

This loop library fits in genres such as pop and soul and can also be used as songwriting tool and for inspiration. All the key switches could be automatized by your midi sequencer in your preferred DAW.

’62 Pbass GrooveMachine – SP1 features

  • 1.92 Gb uncompressed in aif format.
  • 974 stereo samples (665 samples are loop patterns) 24 bits, 44.1 kHz.
  • Automatic sync to host bpm tempo.
  • Recorded in 12 keys.
  • 55 select-able groove patterns via dropdown menu’s.
  • 2 octave sustained single note section ranging from Low E to E3.
  • Transition note section also in 12 keys ranging from Low E to D#1.
  • Hammer-on in the velocity range 123..127 in the sustained note section.
  • 4 round robin one finger note attack harmonics.
  • 3 round robin one finger note stop harmonics.
  • Bass tone shaping and saturation FX with on/off buttons.
  • Frontpanel for engaging Cabinet, Compressor and Chorus with on/off button.
  • FX interface with adjustable knobs for Cabinet, Compressor and Chorus.

The ’62 Pbass GrooveMachine – SP1 for Kontakt is available for purchase for the introductory price of 45.50 EUR / $59.90 USD (regular 68.75 EUR / $89 USD).

More information: ELBySoniQ / ’62 Pbass GrooveMachine – SP1

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