Boscomac has released Retro Beat Mk2, a free instrument ensemble for Native Instruments Reaktor.
As you know, RETRO BEAT met international success, even intergalactic! What, you did not know this? The shame …
In short, it was necessary to extend the story and it’s done because RETRO BEAT becomes RETRO BEAT MK2! The principle is the same except that instead of 7 machines vintage, there is … not 8, not 9.. but 27 drums. Yes ma’am, yes sir. And every sound was of course worked with analog processing. Yes ma’am, yes sir. And tape simulator was adjusted. Yes ma … okay.
The Retro Beat Mk2 for Native Instruments Reaktor.
RETRO BEAT MK2 features
27 vintage beatboxes and drums synths.
Includes sounds of Roland, Mxr, Vermona, Hohner, LinnDrum, Mattel, Simmons, Boss, Korg, Wersimatic, Hammond, Boehm, MFB, Polyvox, Casio, Electro Harmonix, etc.
Analog treatment with Cartec Audio preamp, Chandler Limiter EQ, Shadow Hills compressor.
The ensemble is a free download. Requires Reaktor 5 full version. Donation are appreciated.
BOSS has announced the RC-505 Loop Station, the newest addition to its industry-leading lineup of live looping devices.
The Boss RC-505, a unique and powerful live performance tool that’s perfect for next-generation loop artists.
Featuring five phrase tracks, onboard effects, rhythms, and a powerful tabletop design that can be easily operated with the hands, the RC-505 is ideally suited for next-generation loop artists such as beatboxers, singers, and club performers. In addition, the RC-505’s extensive MIDI control options and ability to import audio phrases via USB open up a wealth of creative opportunities for all musicians.
RC-505 Loop Station features
Tabletop Loop Station that can be operated with the hands, perfect for beatboxers, vocalists, and club performers.
Five simultaneous stereo phrase tracks, with dedicated controls and independent volume faders.
Wide range of Input FX and Track FX for processing loops, including DJ and sampler-style effects.
Independent play mode and tempo sync settings enable a flexible combination of track behaviors and advanced performance options.
99 phrase memories, each containing five phrase tracks, custom effects/playback settings, and more.
85 onboard rhythm patterns, including odd-measure beats.
External control via MIDI and optional footswitches or expression pedal.
USB for phrase import/export with computers; USB audio/MIDI functionality for integration with DAW software.
XLR mic input with phantom power, mono/stereo instrument inputs, and stereo AUX input.
Camel Audio has announced version 1.5 of its Alchemy sample manipulation synthesizer for Windows and Mac.
Alchemy v1.5 is designed to keep inspiration flowing with a fully-featured preset browser, over 1000 presets, faster loading times, improved remote control from the Alchemy iOS app, and many more enhancements.
To celebrate the release, Camel Audio is offering 20% off Alchemy till 15th October and even better value bundles.
Alchemy version 1.5 features a new fully-featured browser.
Changes in Alchemy v1.5
Powerful new browser—The new browser is probably the most fully-featured sound browser available anywhere, allowing users to find all their slow attack strings, glitchy dubstep basses, tempo-synched warm pads, or whatever they need in a matter of seconds. Over 4,000 previously-released Camel Audio presets have been carefully tagged by category, subcategory, genre, sound library, sound designer, articulation, and timbre. Finding favourites is a breeze — simply rate presets with a single click and then sort by rating. Users can add tags to make it easy to call up presets associated with a particular project or live set, and can also add comments to presets with playing tips or other notes. Track down the perfect sound in a host of different ways with this powerful browser.
Dedicated iOS remote—Alchemy v1.5 with the latest update to Alchemy on iOS offers even smoother and more expressive remote control. Change preset, move the remix pad, and access performance controls — all without leaving the comfort of your controller keyboard. Previously the domain of multi-thousand dollar devices, polyphonic pitch bend is new to this update, and offers an amazingly expressive way of playing instruments — especially when combined with polyphonic aftertouch. Also users can now save desktop presets and all referenced WAVs in a single .CamelSounds file, making it easier to move sounds to the mobile version, or another PC.
Bigger and better bundles and 20% off Alchemy—Alchemy Complete comprises Alchemy with all 24 sound libraries installed, including the newly-released Shlomo Beatbox. It now features over 14GB of samples and 4,000-plus presets, including 32,000 hand-crafted variations, all fully tagged for the new browser. Whether writing soundtracks, electronica, or dance music, users now have all the sounds they need at their fingertips for a newly-reduced price of 785.00 USD / 649.00 EUR / 529.00 GBP — a 50% saving on buying the products separately. The Alchemy Atmospheric and Electronic bundles have also been generously increased in size, each now offering 1,900 presets and over 6GB of samples for 399.00 USD / 329.00 EUR / 269.00 GBP. Alchemy itself is now bundled with 1,000 presets including a free sound library of choice, totalling a massive 5GB of exclusive samples.
The Alchemy v1.5 update is free to all existing users. New users can purchase Alchemy at 20% off till 15th October, 2012 – 199 USD / 159 EUR / 143 GBP.
Camel Audio’s new Shlomo Beatbox library for Alchemy is now also available.
Beatboxer extraordinaire Shlomo has recorded an exclusive sample set, utilising all of his amazing beatboxing and vocalising skills. Our sound designers have woven their magic – Shlomo has been morphed, mutated, mixed and layered, glitched and warped to create a unique and inspiring collection of loops, kits, vocal based instruments and inspiring effects.
The library features nearly 700MB of exclusive samples and 156 SFZ instruments. The sounds are fully tagged for the new Alchemy v1.5 preset browser.
The sound library is available to purchase for $59 USD / 49 EUR / £39 GBP.
Tone2 has released Vocaloid Soundset, a new soundset for the ElectraX software synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
Ever wanted to hear your synth growl like a wild animal or sing like a choir of angels? Look no further, Vocaloid offer the best selection of presets with a clear focus on vocal and formant sounds.
Packed full of vocal pads, vocoders, rhythmical sections, human beatboxes and sound effects, Vocaloid shows the versatility of ElectraX’s powerful wavetable synthesis and sampler features.
Over 240 individual presets with new wavetables and samples, each created by professional sound designers to inspire and fill your vocal effect section with new ideas, from an ambient choir to a nasty growl, the Vocaloid soundset unleashes the true power of ElectraX.
Vocaloid Soundset features
240 presets, contains both synthesized and resynthesized material incorporating 200 MB of new sample content, due to its multi-layer and complex patch setup the complete soundset features a total of 400+ sounds.
All voices are properly tuned and many sounds automatically sync to the BPM rate for a comfortable and fast production.
Hand-picked selection of sounds created by a large number of professional sounddesigners: Ed Ten Eyck, Marco Scherer, Massimo Bosco, Aiyn Zahev, Jay Levzi, Stephen Krajewski, Markus Feil (Tone2), Bastiaan van Noord (Tone2).
Vocal sample credits: Scott Yahney, Ed ten Eyck (EDT), Marjorie van Noord (BN).
The soundset for ElectraX is available to purchase for 49 EUR inc. VAT.