audioMIDI launches Big Tick Audio Rhino Synth No-Brainer (AM Edition)

audioMIDI Rhino no-brainer deal has announced a no-brainer deal for the Rhino software synthesizer by Big Tick Audio.

Rhino from Big Tick Audio is a powerful, great sounding synth with a wide range of sounds ideally suited for almost any application.Big Tick Audio Rhino Synth No-Brainer (AM Edition)

This special edition includes 3 additional banks of presets:

  • Azul – Put your dancing shoes on ! These 128 presets by Daniel Maurer include dance loops, rhythmic synths, basses, leads, comping and pads
  • BasicFM – Basic FM features 128 presets that will fit many different styles of music. With useful parameters assigned to the User Sliders, change the sliders during performance for an evolving, dynamic texture. Included presets are: mono analog emulations that have a sharp FM edge, soft and harsh pads, strings, brass, effects, keyboards and electric pianos, clavs, guitars, bells, bass and more.
  • Bread & Butter – 128 presets by Daniel Maurer, featuring loops, velocity switched electric pianos, acoustic guitars, new stereo strings, synth layers, choirs, organs, and more pop-oriented sounds

This is a total of 384 additional presets in addition to the 1082 presets already included with the software. These preset banks normally sell for $10 each.

Rhino AM Edition is available to purchase for $20 USD.

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FabFilter releases Synth Classics Sound Set for FabFilter Twin 2

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FabFilter Synth Classics

FabFilter has announced the release of Synth Classics, a sound set by Daniel Maurer for FabFilter Twin 2, its powerful and innovative software synthesizer.

The Synth Classics sound set includes over 150 presets, featuring leads, pads, plucked sounds and a vintage polysynth selection, programmed by Daniel Maurer. All sounds were thoughtfully created to not simply bring back good memories, but to inspire new music with several fun twists the originals could never have done. Useful parameters are assigned to the Mod Wheel, Sustain Pedal and, of course, the fun X-Y pads in Twin 2 allowing for quick, painless personalization to your music.

Daniel Maurer is a long time synthesizer lover and programmer who started tweaking synthesizers in 1978. Many classic synths followed these humble beginnings and at one point he was touring with six different keyboards across North America to produce all the sounds needed. Today, Daniel’s sounds can be heard in many of today’s popular software synthesizers. The Synth Classics sound set was inspired by the way FabFilter Twin 2 faithfully reproduces and vastly improves both the sound and flexibility of those analog monsters Daniel used to work with.

Originally released in February 2009, FabFilter Twin 2 is a powerful synthesizer plug-in with uncompromised sound quality and creative and virtually unlimited modulation options. The innovative user interface with an uncluttered routing display makes it also very easy to use.

The Synth Classics sound set for FabFilter Twin 2 is now available to purchase for 19 EUR / $28 USD / £17 GBP.

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Synth Programs releases Grain Field

Synth Programs Grain Field

Synth Programs has released Grain Field, a collection of 64 patches for Rhino 2 by Big Tick.

Daniel Maurer writes:

An exciting bank that uses samples from a type of synthesis not found in my previous banks; grain generation.

New waves include animals, acoustic instruments, vintage digital synths and more. By combining with FM and Rhino’s deep modulation possibilities, most of the patches have a morph slider which alters the patches, sometimes subtly, sometimes drastically, giving access to almost double the timbers.

Grain Field is available for purchase for $13.50 USD.

More information: Synth Programs


Synth Programs releases Scanned Synth Pro Bank 1

Human Sound Systems Scanned Synth Pro 2

Daniel Maurer of Synth Programs has released SSP Bank 1, a collection of 128 patches for Scanned Synth Pro.

Daniel writes:

Scanned Synth Pro is a very capable instrument, but is a little more difficult to program than the average synth. Being one of the original sound designers for the factory presets, I’ve come to know this jewel quite well and would like to offer my first set of 128 programs.

Included in the bank are a variety of solo and section strings, trumpets, French horns, saxes, flutes, harmonicas, organs with rotating speaker effects, plucked strings, pianos, guitars, basses and, of course, the interesting synth sounds it is best known for.

All the sounds have parameters assigned to the modulation wheel, aftertouch and velocity; sometimes dramatically, sometimes subtly. This will add a ton of expression to your playing. Also, all the sounds are sorted by category to make finding what you want quick and easy.

SSP Bank 1 is available for purchase for $13 USD.

Visit Synth Programs for more information and a demo mp3.