Homegrown Sounds releases Kosmology Fusion + 30% off

Homegrown Sounds Kosmology Fusion

Homegrown Sounds has launched Kosmology Fusion, a new instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The Fusion Sample Collection was designed using a Dave Smith Instruments Mopho, capturing it’s aggressive analog sound to the full. It’s a very interesting addition to the Kosmology Collection and has a very different feel to all of the other releases.

All 200 instruments are multi-sampled, using 3 samples per instrument at 24-bit. Whilst plenty of instruments are chromatically useful, there are also plenty of FX instruments throughout the collection to add some nice surprises and interests whilst Wave Sequencing. Although Kosmology is not really about presets considering how easy and fun it is to make your own, there are Fifty Presets included and of course presets from other Kosmology Releases can also be opened.

The library costs $65 USD.

Homegrown Sounds has also launched its Autumn Sale.

Until November the 10th you can enter the code AUTUMN on the cart Page to receive a 30% discount on everything in the cart.

More information: Homegrown Sounds / Kosmology Fusion

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Aiyn Zahev Sounds releases Visions for DSI Pro-2

Aiyn Zahev Sounds Visions

Resonance Sound has introduced Visions, a new soundset featuring 64 patches for the Dave Smith Instruments Pro-2 synthesizer by Aiyn Zahev Sounds.

Taking DSI’s most powerful mono-synth, Aiyn Zahev Sounds presents a selection of 64 top quality sounds designed to provide inspiration to anyone working with electronic music.

Warm and lush pads, dark ambient beds, rhythmic sequences, deep basses and odd experimental sounds make up this first 3rd party bank for the DSI Pro-2.

Old school & new school, a balance of beautiful ear catching presets as well as more modest work-horse sounds. Nothing is generic, everything is formed in the typical Aiyn Zahev style.

The soundset is available for purchase for 14.95 EUR.

More information: Resonance Sound / Visions

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Dave Smith Instruments announces Pro 2 synthesizer

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Dave Smith Instruments has announced the Pro 2, a new monophonic synthesizer.

Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

A hybrid instrument, the Pro 2 features four digital oscillators (plus sub-oscillator) with super saw waves and newly-designed, dual analog filters inspired by classic designs. The filters (one low-pass and one state-variable) can be run in series or parallel, with the state-variable filter providing low-pass, high-pass, and band-pass modes. Oscillators can be routed in pairs to either filter for a variety of tonal possibilities. “Our new analog filter design gives the Pro 2 a depth and presence that’s immediately recognizable,” said Smith. “It has a sound all its own—distinctly different from our other instruments such as the Prophet 12.”

The full-featured step sequencer operates in 32 x 8, or 16 x 16 mode and allows real-time input. It can sync to external MIDI clock and can also be driven by an external audio input. Sequences can control not only oscillator pitch, but any parameter in the Pro 2’s extensive modulation matrix. It supports both rests and variable-length sequences.

Another notable feature of the Pro 2 is its 4 rear-panel control voltage inputs and outputs, which make it compatible with modular synths. The control voltages can be assigned and routed from within the modulation matrix and can run at audio rates for extreme modulation effects. “A primary goal was to make the Pro 2 as open-ended and flexible as possible,” said Smith. “The four control voltage ins and outs really open up a world of interfacing possibilities with other gear. You could almost call the Pro 2 our own mini-modular.”

Smith says that the surprises don’t end there: “A very cool bonus features is that even though we designed it primarily as a very powerful mono synth, it’s actually 4-voice paraphonic—you can play 4 notes simultaneously, if you want to. Add in the super waves, and you’ve got a very big sound.” In paraphonic operation, the 4 individual voices share a common filter and envelopes. Paraphony has gained popularity in recent years and was found in such vintage instruments as the ARP 2600 and ARP Odyssey, which were duophonic.

The feature set of the Pro 2 is rounded out with a multimode arpeggiator; 4 stereo, multi-tap delays with analog modeling; 4 LFOs; tuned feedback; analog distortion; Character controls with sound sculpting options such as Drive, Hack, Decimation, Girth, and Air; and extensive modulation possibilities. The LFOs, delay, and arpeggiator can be synced to either the internal clock or an external MIDI clock. Two programmable position- and pressure-sensitive touch sliders and pitch and mod wheels provide nuanced control over live performance.

“Right now there’s a trend of reissuing classic synths from the past. People have been asking for a reissue of the old Sequential Pro-One for quite a while. But as a synth designer, I’m happiest creating new instruments—synths that with every iteration put more power and better sounds into the hands of musicians. The Pro 2 is light years beyond the Pro-One in every way. It’s the most powerful mono synth I’ve ever made. You’ve got to keep moving forward.”

The Pro 2 is scheduled to start shipping late July with a street price of $1,999 USD.

More information: Dave Smith Instruments / Pro 2

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Boxed Ear releases “P12″ sound bank for Prophet 12

Boxed Ear has announced the release of P12, a sound bank featuring 99 brand new electronica sounds for the Prophet 12 keyboard and Prophet 12 module from Dave Smith Instruments.

Boxed Ear P12 for DSI Propher 12

The Prophet 12 is the current flagship of the Dave Smith Instruments range, and Dave has said himself that it is his finest ever synthesizer.

In this sound bank, you’ll find luscious pads, classic lead sounds, wavetable plucks, vintage stacks, evolving soundscapes and complex arpeggios. Every patch is programmed to sound warm and organic and inspire you not just to make great music, but to enjoy playing your synthesizer. Don’t take our word for it, check out the 36 minute audio demo on soundcloud.

P12 features

  • 99 brand new sounds delivered in MIDI sysex format and SoundTower Editor format.
  • Detailed instructions for installing are included in the download package.
  • Compatible with all Prophet 12 models including the Prophet 12 keyboard and Prophet 12 module.

P12 is available for purchase for $33 USD / 25 EUR / £21 GBP inc. VAT.

More information: Boxed Ear / P12

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Sunsine Audio releases Two By Four for DSI Tetra, Mopho & Prophet 08

Sunsine Audio Two By Four

Sunsine Audio has released Two By Four, a soundset featuring 128 presets for the DSI Tetra, Mopho, and Prophet 08 synthesizers.

Each preset makes of full use of the modulation wheel. Featuring more analog leads, basses, keys, and pads!

In addition, Sunsine Audio is providing a free fully functional Reaktor editor for Tetra (will also work with Mopho and Prophet 08), that allows users to save presets as snapshots, eases integration with a desktop DAW, and delivers a stable (and fun!) environment to cultivate your own sounds without menu diving. Native Instruments Reaktor is required to use this extra.

Two By Four features

  • 128 presets (Compatible with DSI Tetra, Mopho, and Prophet 08).
  • 1 Full Bank.
  • 3 .syx (Sysex) files (one for each synth).
  • 1 Reaktor Tetra Editor ensemble.
  • Installation Instructions.

The soundset is available to purchase for $6.99 USD.

More information: Sunsine Audio / Two By Four

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