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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

Homegrown Sounds releases Sequlation for DSI Evolver

Homegrown Sounds Sequlation for DSI Evolver

Homegrown Sounds has announced the release of Sequlation, a soundset for the DSI Evolver synthesizer.

Sequlation is a set of 128 Presets for the Dave Smith Instruments Evolver with the intention of providing a professional & creative set of musically useful Sequences. The Evolver can be a wild beast capable of extreme insanity, this collection sets out to prove it also has a calmer musical side, but of course each preset can easily be coaxed back to the brink if you so wish. The Sequences cover a broad spectrum of styles, and are also excellent starting points for adapting to your own style. Aftertouch and Mod Wheel assignments are used throughout for real time manipulation.

3 different Sysex files are provided of the Bank which use either Sequence Mode, Gate Re-trigger Mode or Gate Mode respectively depending on which mode you prefer. The Bank will be loaded into Bank B, so be sure to backup your old bank first if uploading directly. It can be uploaded to the Evolver using your usual method such as Midi-Ox or the Sound Tower application etc…

The soundset is available to purchase for the introductory price of $20 USD until April 2nd, 2014 (regular $35 USD).

More information: Homegrown Sounds / Sequlation

codeKnobs releases DSI Tetra Program Editor VST

codeKnobs has launched DSI Tetra Program Editor VST, a software editor for the Tetra hardware synthesizer by Dave Smith Instruments.

codeKnobs DSI Tetra Program Editor VST

DSI Tetra Program Editor VST features

  • Full Tetra parameter control in program mode.
  • Real-time editing and VST plugin automation.
  • Load and Save programs to Hard drive and Tetra.
  • Store and Restore Tetra programs in VST host tracks.

The editor is available for Windows and Mac (VST), priced at $29.99 USD.

More information: codeKnobs / DSI Tetra Program Editor VST

Dave Smith Instruments ships Prophet 12 Module

Dave Smith Instruments has announced that its twelve-voice hybrid digital/analog Prophet 12 Module is now shipping.

DSI Prophet 12 Module

“We have had many requests from professional musicians for a small, easily portable version of the Prophet 12 keyboard, with all the same features and incredible sound,” says Smith. “The new Prophet 12 module is just that: it has all the power of the Prophet 12 keyboard — in fact, it has the exact same voice board — and it fits into a backpack.”

All those powerful Prophet 12 module parameters are easily editable via a well-thought-through front panel perfectly fit for purpose. “People like small these days,” declares its astute architect. “Many musicians also have more than enough keyboards, or simply don’t use keyboards. The Prophet 12 module offers a sleek design that still gives you easy and incredibly fast and intuitive control over all parameters.”

The Prophet 12 module is avaialble to purchase for MAP $2,199.00 USD.

More information: Dave Smith Instruments / Prophet 12 Module

Boxed Ear updates TQS: Magnetic Fields for DSI Evolver

Boxed Ear TQS Magnetic Fields

Boxed Ear has announced an update to the TQS: Magnetic Fields sound bank for the Dave Smith Instruments Evolver series.

In the spirit of the holiday season, Boxed Ear are releasing an update, increasing the number of patches to 256 (previously 128). That’s two banks of great synth sounds for the same great price as before. Existing owners get the update free.

The Evolver is a modern classic. Digital wavetables mix with analog oscillators, filters, sequencers, LFOs and delays to create a powerful yet vintage sounding synthesizer that stand up there with the greats.

Included in the soundset are 128 fresh sounds, compatible with any Evolver. Every sound has been designed with one thing in mind, playability. Organics leads, vintage basses, luscious evolving pads and otherworldly atmospheres are all designed to be expressive and musical.

TQS: Magnetic Fields costs $33 USD / 25 EUR / £21 GBP inc. VAT.

More information: Boxed Ear / TQS: Magnetic Fields

Dave Smith Instruments intros Prophet 12 Module

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Dave Smith Instruments has announced the Prophet 12 Module, a space-saving tabletop and rack-ready reworking of its recently released Prophet 12 keyboard hybrid digital/analog synthesizer.

DSI Prophet 12 Module

“We have had many requests from professional musicians for a small, easily portable version of the Prophet 12 keyboard, with all the same features and incredible sound,” says Smith. “The new Prophet 12 module is just that: it has all the power of the Prophet 12 keyboard — in fact, it has the exact same voice board — and it fits into a backpack.”

All those powerful Prophet 12 module parameters are easily editable via a well-thought-through front panel perfectly fit for purpose. “People like small these days,” declares its astute architect. “Many musicians also have more than enough keyboards, or simply don’t use keyboards. The Prophet 12 module offers a sleek design that still gives you easy and incredibly fast and intuitive control over all parameters.”

Just like its Prophet 12 keyboard counterpart, the twelve-voice hybrid digital/analog Prophet 12 module not only boasts the greatest number of voices of any instrument from the distinguished designer to date, but each of those voices features four OSCILLATORS capable of generating classic and complex waveforms, a sub-oscillator (Sub Octave), analog resonant LOW-PASS FILTER and analog HIGH-PASS FILTER, and analog VOLTAGE CONTROLLED AMPLIFIER. Additional features include a tuned FEEDBACK path, a four-tap stereo DELAY per voice, expanded ARPEGGIATOR functionality, deep MODULATION capabilities, bi-timbral operation, and much more besides. The CHARACTER section adds a variety of out of the ordinary wave-shaping and sound-sculpting options like Girth (low shelf filtering that boosts low frequencies, with some extra harmonic modification at higher settings), Air (high shelf filtering that boosts high frequencies, with some extra harmonic modification at higher settings), Hack (reduces the bit depth of the mixed output from the oscillators), Decimation (reduces the sample rate of the mixed output from the oscillators), and Drive (emulates tape saturation).

Despite its comparatively diminutive dimensions, the back panel I/O of the Prophet 12 module matches that of the Prophet 12 keyboard in almost all aspects — apart from featuring an external power supply in the interests of making it as compact and portable as possible. Headphones, Main/A Outputs, B Outputs, MIDI Thru, MIDI Out, MIDI In, Pedal 1, Pedal 2, Sustain, and USB connectivity are all present and accounted for, making musical communication with the outside world a breeze.

Be prepared to be blown away by the Prophet 12 module. It won’t break backpacks, but packs more than enough power into its easily carried form factor to meet the needs of modern music makers and savvy sound designers — wherever they take it.

The Prophet 12 Module has an MAP of $2,199.00 USD and can be purchased from any authorized Dave Smith Instruments dealer.

More information: Dave Smith Instruments / Prophet 12 Module

Goldbaby releases DFS Blue synth instrument for Kontakt & EXS-24

Goldbaby DFS Blue

Goldbaby has launched DFS Blue, a virtual synthesizer instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt and Logic EXS-24.

Goldbaby is a huge fan of hybrid analog/digital synths. This pack was lovingly sampled from some of these amazing instruments: PPG Wave 2.2, DSI Prophet 12, Ensoniq SQ80, Kawai K3m, Mutable Instruments Shruthi-1 and the Oto Biscuit (Der Oto). 1.5 GB of samples lovingly recorded through high end studio equipment.

The EXS24 version has plenty of patches and these patches can be edited further using EXS-24 extensive synth like controls.

The Kontakt version has a very useful GUI with plenty of synth controls to customize the sounds and also has a great little sequencer!

DFS Blue features

  • 264 patches for EXS-24 / Kontakt 5.
  • 2021 wav samples (24 bit, 1.5 GB).
  • Kontakt version includes custom GUI with synth controls & sequencer.
  • Requires Logic Pro 9.1 or higher, Kontakt 5 full version.

The sample library is available to purchase for $49 USD.

More information: Goldbaby / DFS Blue

Dave Smith Instruments announces Mopho Special Edition Keyboard

Dave Smith Instruments has introduced a special edition of the Mopho Keyboard, its popular monophonic analog synthesizer.

Dave Smith Instruments Mopho SE

“The Mopho family of instruments has been ground-breaking for us and for our customers in terms of value,” said DSI’s Andrew McGowan. “And I think it’s pretty apparent from the way the industry responded that we were on to something with smaller, more affordable, but full-featured instruments, whether modules or keyboards. But there is no typical synthesizer user and we’ve gotten feedback from customers who loved the synth’s sound and features, but who wanted an instrument with a larger keyboard. Now there is one.”

The Mopho SE (special edition) sports an expanded, full-sized, 44-note, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity sensitivity and aftertouch. The larger keyboard facilitates certain playing techniques—like smears for synth bass lines—and is more appropriate for use as a MIDI controller both onstage and in the studio. Even with the additional octave of keys, it’s still just a little more than 25 inches long and its trim profile and light weight make it ideal for gigging. And, like the other Mopho Keyboards, the polyphony can be expanded with the addition of a DSI Tetra or another Mopho synth.

The front panel artwork is now screen printed directly onto the Mopho SE’s sturdy metal enclosure. And it features a full complement of the Prophet 12’s great looking, and even better feeling, soft-touch knobs.

“A lot of synths in this price range have to cut corners to hit a price point; the Mopho SE takes a no compromise approach. As a family of products, these instruments offer great sound and a lot of bang for the buck to a wide variety of players,” concluded McGowan. “There’s a Mopho for just about every synth need.”

The Mopho SE will be shipping by the end of October with a projected MAP of $949 USD.

More information: Dave Smith Instruments / Mopho SE