Computer Music is offering its readers a chance to win various u-he plug-ins in the CM178 u-he Competition.
For Computer Music 178′s competition, we’ve got together with u-he software – the creators of our very own ZebraCM synth – to give three lucky winners a bundle containing u-he’s Uhbik, ACE and DIVA plug-ins!
Each winner will receive a copy of the amazing effects suite Uhbik (10/10, cm139, $179), the flexible semimodular synth ACE (10/10, cm49, $102), and DIVA, u-he’s cutting-edge analogue-modelling synth (cm178, 10/10, $215). These stratospheric, faultless review scores speak for themselves – it really doesn’t get much better than this!
To enter the competition Like Computer Music’s Facebook page to get the entry link, or find it on page 81 of Computer Music 178. The closing date for entering is May 25th, 2012.
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Computer Music Magazine has launched another competition, offering ten copies of KV331 AUdio’s SynthMaster 2.5 synthesizer plug-in.
For Computer Music 176′s competition, we’ve teamed up with KV331 Audio to give away TEN copies of their awesome SynthMaster 2.5 virtual synth, each worth $129!
SynthMaster 2.5 received a perfect 10/10 score and a Performance award in cm174′s review. It’s an incredibly well thought-out synth, with tons of features, an intuitive design, and an utterly fantastic sound.
Entry details at http://bit.ly/cmsmcompo – Deadline is 2 April 2012. Due to competition laws, only UK/US residents aged 18+ can enter.
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Dmitry Sches has released DiversionFX Computer Music Edition, a free multi-effect plugin based on the Diversion synthesizer.
DiversionFX Computer Music Edition
DiversionFX CM Edition features
- Input processing – DiversionFX offers two bus processors to transform the incoming audio into a wide variety of possible sounds. Each bus processor consists of a stereo filter with a lot of different modes, distortion and LO-FI section. We have implemented many filter modes and types of saturation stages to bring you a great armoury for creating almost any sound you need.
- Effects matrix – The output of buses is processed by the effects matrix. DiversionFX uses two flexible FX lines for a separated processing of each bus processor?s output. With the separated FX processing you can make a lot of layered sounds, even which has two parts located in two fully independent sound spaces. Up to 8 effect instances can be stacked in one FX line, which is enough to create any desired processing chain.
- Modulation – Many parameters in DiversionFX can be modulated by 4 LFOs, 4 MSEGs and one XY-controller, called Master Morph. These options, along with use of the Modulation Matrix, can really breathe life into a sound. Of course, automation and midi controllers are supported.
- Oversampling – Typically, after a non-linear processing of the waveform inside the bus processors, digital aliasing can occur. DiversionFX takes care of this by using internal oversampling. This allows DiversionFX to achieve a perfect sound quality with an insignificant level of aliasing.
- Trancegate – Finally, DiversionFX features a 32-step Trance Gate module, which turns the plugin into a monsterous multi-effect.
DiversionFX Computer Music Edition (Windows VST) is included on the CM176 DVD, and will be included with future issues of the Computer Music magazine.
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Computer Music has launched a new competition with many PreSonus prizes.
For Computer Music 175′s competition, we’re giving away £2354 of incredible prizes from PreSonus!
TWO main prize winners will each receive one of PreSonus’ flagship AudioBox 1818VSL USB audio interfaces (£489), plus a copy of Studio One 2 Professional (£309), which received a mighty 9/10 score in CM175′s review.
One runner-up will take home Studio One 2 Professional (£309) and the FireStudio Mobile Studio (£449).
The competition deadline is 7 March, 2012. Due to competition laws, only UK/US residents aged 18+ can enter.
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Computer Music has announced a competition in which you can win Waldorf plug-ins.
For Computer Music 174′s competition, we’re giving away €1032 of awesome prizes from synth legends Waldorf!
Four first-place winners can each choose from three prize options: powerful vocoder effect Lector (8/10, cm173), hardware-inspired synth Largo (8/10, cm142) or PPG Wave 3.V (9/10, cm162), which is the virtual version of the legendary PPG Wave synthesiser. Lector and PPG Wave 3.V are both worth €169, while Largo costs €199.
Four runners-up will also be drawn, with each receiving a copy of the Waldorf Edition, worth €59. This pack comprises three classic Waldorf plug-ins: drum synth Attack, PPG Wave 2.V and funky D-Pole filter effect.
The deadline is 9 February 2012. Due to competition laws, the competition is open only to UK/US residents aged 18+.
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