Kamioooka is a polyphonic Full-Modular synthesizer with patch cable system. You can freely combine modules and make patches. 10 module slots and 7 types of modules (VCO/VCF/VCA/ADSR/LFO/MISC/SEQ) are available.
VCO : Oscillator, with PWM/FM/Sync functions. VCF : HPF/BPF/LPF filter. VCA : Amplifier with modulation input. ADSR : Two ADSR Envelope Generator. LFO : Two LFO with tempo sync mode. MISC : Ring modulator/Noise Generator/Sample&Hold/Inverter. SEQ : 8 Step Mini sequencer.
Kamioooka is available for Windows in 32 and 64bit VST.
Ignite Amps has introduced its entry for the KVR Developer Challenge 2012, the PTEq-1a digital emulation of a famous Vintage Program Equalizer.
It has been developed to have all the characteristics of the original hardware, plus some additional features to increase it’s versatility.
Every single component on the signal path of the real analog circuit has been taken into account and modeled in the best possible way to match the original sound, keeping an eye to CPU performances and real-time playability at the same time.
The Pultec inspired PREq-1a program equalizer by Ignite Amps.
Three bands equalization with analog curve response.
Dynamic ECC88 / 6DJ8 SRPP tube stage analog modeling.
Additional selectable frequencies compared to the original design.
Mono / Stereo processing support.
Switchable Eq and Tube stage modeling for better CPU usage management.
Internal oversampling for aliasing reduction.
Variable Input and Output Level controls.
Double precision (64 bit) floating point internal processing.
Fully automatable controls.
The PTEq-1a plug-in is available as a freeware effect plug-in for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).
Waveshaper has announced Modulok, a free sample library featuring percussive sounds.
Modulok is a percussive sample pack made using two semi-modular analogue synths, a couple of vintage synthesizers and a bunch of analogue FX all linked together in a modular fashion.
Crafted by hand with love and care, the goal is to bring out the character of the analogue sound, both smooth and wild, futuristic and retro, raw and advanced, in a big & versatile drum-sample pack, suitable for all kind of music. Analogue but not cliché, this pack knows no boundaries.
364 one-shot samples, gathered in 4 categories: kicks, snares & lasers, hats & cymbs, percussions & sfx (each categories being also sub-divided in 2 sub-categories for a quicker browsing).
23 loops of analogue drones and textures for your audio production.
24bit, 48Khz stereo WAV files.
The sample pack is available to download at no charge as part of the KVR Developer Challenge 2012.
Variety Of Sound has introduced Thrillseeker XTC, a freeware exciter effect plugin, developed for the KVR Developer Challenge 2012.
Thrillseeker XTC is a contemporary exciter build around a true parallel analog style equalizer design. Thrillseeker XTC is all about adding weight, vibe and attitude back to the sound. It delivers all the character of an analog signal path and provides what digital processing usually is hard pushed to, including a rich low-end experience and that vibrant ‘expensive’ top-end.
Thrillseeker XTC was made for musicians and engineers to pleasingly enhance audio during the mixing or mastering stage.
Thrillseeker XTC features
Three parallel coupled equalizers containing three stateful saturators.
Each based on a sophisticated non-linear and frequency dependent algorithm with memory.
Pre-selected frequency ranges
LOW band: 70-450Hz
MID band: 0.8-5kHz
AIR band: 3.2-18kHz
Two flavors included with different internal gain-staging
Black version to mix at rather conservative levels around -18dB RMS.
Blue version to mix towards hotter target levels.
Additional analog signal path idiosyncrasies modelled.
Classic VU style metering as well as loudness unit measurements based on ITU-R BS.1770.
Mix control for dry/wet mixing and output level control.
Win32 / VST compatible plug-in with SSE2 assembler optimized signal path.
Tested and known to work in many VST hosts as well as running jbridge wrapped in 64bit hosts.
The Thrillseeker XTC plugin for Windows (VST) is available from KVR Audio.
Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions DELUXE is the final release in the Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions sample pack series. It comes with 30 multi-sampled instruments which were recorded directly from three different versions of the Commodore 64 home computer.
The majority of the sounds in the sample pack are completely new, but I’ve also included re-edited versions of some of the sounds from the previous two releases.
Many users of the first two packs asked for a custom Kontakt interface with on-screen controls. So, I decided to ask Rhythmic Robot to join the project since these guys are the masters of turning vintage instruments into Kontakt sample libraries. Thankfully, they said yes and created a brilliant custom interface for Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions DELUXE!
In order to make the library accessible to virtually everyone, I’ve included SFZ and Zampler patches for all 30 instruments. All patches (including the Kontakt ones) are designed to alter the original sounds as little as possible, so that the original character of the SID chip is preserved as much as possible.
The sound library is a free download at KVR Audio.