ReasonBanks has released Revolver, an analogue synth ReFill and multi-sample library, based on the sounds of the DSI Evolver keyboard.
In other words, it can be viewed as a continuation of the Analogue Monsters series: REVOLVER provides vivid, dynamic and rich-sounding real analogue sounds, giving you a powerful new synth in your Reason rack.
- 1.63 GB multisample in 24 bit wav format. All samples are perfectly looped and contain the unity note info for quick and proper automapping. The sample source is also included as a multisample library.
- Dr.Rex loops: 79 melodic bass, arp & instrument sequence loops.
- NN-19 bank: 300 NN-19 patches in 5 categories.
- NN-XT bank: 302 patches in 7 categories.
- Combinator bank: 112 combi patches in 6 categories. This bank demonstrates the routing possibilities of Combinator and will definitely give you a lot of inspirations.
- Includes KLP keyboard loop player, a loop based arpeggiator and sequence player for Reason.
- Refill size: 1.01 GB (24 bit); Sample source: 1.63 GB (24 bit wav).
Revolver is available to purchase for 27 EUR.
More information: ReasonBanks / Revolver
, Dave Smith Instruments
, Industrial Strength Records
, samples and sound libraries
Posted in news
on May 07, 2010
Loopmasters has released Analog Explorer, a sample library by Industrial Strength’s XTront.
The pack is jammed with over 2 gigs of content in all formats combined. Analog Explorer was produced by Xtront, a serious hardware collector and analog gear enthusiast from Germany.
Xtront has been on the hunt for gear for the last 10 years and it became our mission to bring his massive gear collection and knowledge of equipment to sample pack format.
Analog Explorer features
- 3,572 samples, 24 Bit 44.1 khz.
- Sound sources include: Jomox xBase 999 , Future-Retro – 777, Vermona DRM-1 MK3, Dave Smith Instruments, Evolver Desktop, Studio Electronics Se-1x AWAVE Edition + ATC-Xi, Elektron Mono Machine SFX-60 + Machinedrum SPS-1 and two different Modular Systems.
- Patches: 46 Battery , 74 Kontakt, 75 NN-XT, 10 Redrum.
- Formats: ACID/WAV/AIFF/Apple Loops/REX2.
Analog Explorer is available to purchase for £35.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Analog Explorer
Eric Beam has released MoControl VST, a free instrument plug-in for controlling a DSI Mopho.
Like most other DSI MoPho & Prophet 08 owners I wanted VST integration to control/automate parameters. This is the much pre-mature outcome of that desire. Feel free to Beta test & make suggestions in the comment section.
Forgive the horrid graphics, I’ll be giving the gui, fixes, & changes my attention during creative downtime. As always I hope other like minded musicians get some use/fun out of these efforts. (On that note, any graphic designers out there that would like to take on a project let me know.)
MoControl is available to download at no cost, donations are appreciated.
More information: Signaltonoize / MoControl
Dave Smith Instruments has announced that the Potentiometer Edition of the Poly Evolver Keyboard Synthesizer is now available.
The new version boasts 60 potentiometers among its complement of 78 rotary controls. “The response to the pot edition of the Prophet ’08 has been overwhelmingly positive,” said company founder Dave Smith, “so we decided to extend that functionality to the Poly Evolver, as well.” Unlike endless rotary encoders, potentiometers allow the full range of a knob’s values to be accessed in a single turn of about 300 degrees. That simplifies filter sweeps and other more performance-oriented gestures. A kit with potentiometer-equipped panel boards is available to convert older Poly Evolvers.
There have also been some cosmetic changes. “We needed both lined and unlined knobs to distinguish between the pots and encoders, so we’re using Prophet-style knobs,” said DSI’s Andrew McGowan. “And we’ve updated the panel graphics a bit without changing them significantly.” The wood end panels are now made from bubinga.
Poly Evolver Potentiometer Edition features
- Each voice is a complete Evolver with four oscillators per voice, two analog and two digital.
- True stereo signal path with separate Curtis analog low-pass filters in each channel for each voice. Each voice has its own independent effects (feedback, delay, distortion, high-pass filter, etc.).
- Highly accessible sound control for easy, intuitive operation: 78 knobs (60 of them potentiometers) and 58 switches.
- Clocked, pulsing blue LEDs and hardwood end-panels.
- Each voice has an independent 16 x 4 step sequencer. Everything (sequencer, LFOs, and delay) syncs perfectly to MIDI.
- In Program mode, all four voices play the same sound. In Combo mode, voices can be allocated however desired: stack all 4 for a huge unison sound, split or layer the keyboard in any configuration, and/or play one or all sequences at the same time. Each voice can respond to a different MIDI channel.
- Each voice has its own stereo output in addition to the mix and headphones outputs.
- Stereo audio input that can be routed to any or all of the voices, enabling parallel audio processing of external stereo or mono signals. The output of one voice can be routed to the input of another for interesting double-processing effects.
The Poly Evolver PE Keyboard Synthesizer is available now with an MSRP of $2,899 USD and an MAP of $2,599 USD. The conversion kit requires nothing more than a screwdriver for installation and is available directly from DSI for $399 USD or factory installed for $449 USD.
More information: Dave Smith Instruments / Poly Evolver PE Keyboard Synthesizer
SampleBasement has announced MeanMopho, a free ReFill featuring the sounds of Mopho, the synthesizer by Dave Smith Instruments.
The sounds in MeanMopho have been created with the Dave Smith Instruments Mopho. An analog monophonic synth armed with 2 oscillators, 2 sub oscillators, Curtis low pass filter, audio feedback circuitry and heaps of modulation options. A great sounding little desktop synth with the same exact 100% analog circuitry used in the Prophet ’08. The Mopho may be small but the sounds which can be created with it are very powerful and very big.
MeanMopho can also be seen as a demo ReFill for Electric Avenue as the sounds included in MeanMopho originate from Electric Avenue (there are some Combinator patches unique to MeanMopho). MeanMopho is being released as a free ReFill so these sounds can be used royalty free according to the SB User License.
- 5 Multi-samples containing 18 sampled notes each.
- 25 Combinator patches.
- 30 NN-XT patches.
- All sample material has been recorded in 24 Bit, 44.1 KHz.
MeanMopho will be available as a free download on September 20, 2009.
More information: SampleBasement / MeanMopho
Dave Smith Instruments has announced Tetra, an analog polyphonic desktop synthesizer module.
Tetra takes the award-winning sound and features of Mopho, multiplies them by four, and packs them in a box less than half an inch larger!
Tetra has multiple personalities. It is a four-voice, analog poly synth, a sort of “mini Prophet.” It’s a four-part, multitimbral synth with separate outputs, essentially four Mophos in one very compact box. And it’s a voice expander for other Tetras or the Prophet ’08.
- Affordable, fully programmable poly synth with a 100% analog signal path.
- Classic, real analog sound—including legendary Curtis analog low-pass filter.
- Four-part multitimbral capability with four separate outputs.
- Combo Mode for huge unison patches, stacked sequences, and “modular-style” poly sounds.
- Expandable: poly chain with other Tetras, Prophet ’08, and Mopho for expanded polyphony
- Just 7.9″ x 5″ (20.07 cm x 12.7 cm).
- Free editor for Mac OS and Windows.
Tetra is available now with an MSRP of $879 USD and an MAP of $799 USD.
More information: Dave Smith Instruments