Diego Callegari Sounds Images (DCSI) has released V-Koder, a free sample based instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt and VST.
V-Koder is another free sample based synth instrument, originally recorded, designed and edited by DCSI, bringing you 3 vocoded, nonsense, short voices.
All available in an incredible tiny size, less than 1 mb!
The use of the modwheel in your midi controller add a formant-talk effect. The instrument comes with velocity sensitivity and a bunch of effects (Delay, Reverb, Lofi) available on the interface, for an easy set up.
DCSI has also announced a VST plug-in version of the previously released Combat Loop Drum Machine instrument.
Both libraries (and plugins) are available to download at no charge.
More information: Diego Callegari Sounds Images
Arturia has introduced Spark 2, a new look, new feel version of the powerful software engine that drives its drum machine-redefining SPARK Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE Creative Drum Machine hybrid hardware/software instruments.
Spark 2 comes with extended REX support.
With the timely introduction of SPARK 2, Arturia has given its beat creation software a new look, new feel, and a whole host of new features fit to make it the premier sound-sculpting and live performance drum machine on the market when perfectly paired with the SPARK Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE Creative Drum Machine controllers. It’s a match made in hybrid heaven that’s more flexible than ever before!
While SPARK has always been built on a fully-modular VA (Virtual Analogue) sound engine, originally only developers had access to this wonderful-sounding rhythmical power source. Not now. With the all-new SPARK 2, users are free to add and subtract modules (including oscillators, multimode filters and Karplus-Strong filter, ADR envelopes, LFOs, mixers, ring modulator, Bode Frequency Shifter, spring mass, and CV processor); create their own patch routings; and assign up to six macro controls for immediate control. Clearly, it’s this truly modular, fully-accessible sound engine that makes SPARK 2 truly shine as the ultimate drum synthesizer!
Spark 2 features
- All new graphics: Tabbed pages, Expanded Pattern edit screen, New mixer, Enhanced Library page for better data management.
- Extended REX support: REX file playback per pad, Manipulation of REX File slices.
- Modular Drum synth editor: Create your own patches, Edit existing patches.
- Create custom instrument macro controls modules including: Oscillators, Multimode filters and Karplus strong filter, ADR envelopes, LFOs, Mixers, RingModulator, Bode Frequency Shifter, Spring mass, CV processor.
- Song mode: NEW 16 song segments, Song segment triggering from hardware.
Spark 2 will be available to download for existing Spark and SparkLE Creative Drum Machine users in March, 2014.
Spark Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE Creative Drum Machine can be purchased for $399 USD/399 EUR and $299 USD/249 EUR respectively.
More information: Arturia / Spark 2
Korg has announced Gadget for iPad, a mobile synthesizer collection for iPad.
Right from the beginning, KORG Gadget gives you 15 compact synthesizers and drum machines. Each Gadget possesses an irresistible presence and can function as the core of your electronic music productions.
The parameters are carefully constructed to take you right to the sound that you want, and they’re ideal for producing all forms of electronic music. Even if you don’t play a musical instrument, no worries! Each synth offers a keyboard featuring a Scale function that makes it impossible to play wrong notes, combined with a sequencer that supports the function.
Just download KORG Gadget to your iPad, and start exploring 15 Gadgets. Which will be your favorite?
Gadget for iPad is available to purchase for the introductory price of $28.99 USD until February 23rd, 2014 (regular $38.99 USD).
More information: Korg / Gadget for iPad
Elektron has announced Analog Rytm, an 8 voice analog drum machine with sample support.
The eight drum voices take advantage of several dedicated analog circuit designs, each of them fine-tuned for generating specific classes of analog drum sounds. A diverse range of software parameter sets provide direct access to various parts of the circuitry, ingeniously enabling the unusually wide spectrum of drum sounds the Analog Rytm is capable of producing.
The full percussive potential is realized by the clever sample engine. It allows every voice to be spiced up with customizable and highly bendable samples, which can be layered with the analog drum sounds. The perfect unity of analog circuits, a flexible sample engine, and a lightning-fast digital control system simply goes beyond.
Plenty of tools are available for shaping the vibe of the beats. The parameters controlling the analog circuits and the sample engine can push rhythms to extremes.
The special warmth and rawness of the Analog Rytm are courtesy of the analog multimode filter and analog distortion circuit of each voice. The FX send section, comprised of a reverb and a delay, adds polish and shimmer to the beats-and before they hit the sound system, the analog compressor and analog distortion of the master channel will ensure their proper pump and grit.
Twelve backlit, multi-colored, pressure & velocity sensitive pads are used in tandem with the Elektron step sequencer for easy and immediate beat creation. When on stage, the performance mode and the scene functionality provides several ways of drastically manipulating beats live. The Analog Rytm is a one stop solution beat machine, suited for any rhythm-oriented context.
Analog Rytm will be available Q1 2014. Preliminary price is set to $1549 USD/1489 EUR.
More information: Elektron / Analog Rytm
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on Jan 23, 2014 - 0 comments
PreSonus has announced it is now shipping Studio One 2.6.2, the latest update to its award-winning DAW software.
The company is also shipping three new Add-ons for Studio One: Ampire XT Metal Pack Extension, Goldbaby Essentials Vintage Drum Machines, and Studio One Artist MP3 Converter.
Studio One 2.6.2 introduces support for Add-ons, which are program extensions, soundsets, plug-ins, and other assets exclusively for Studio One 2.6.2 and higher. Add-ons are available for purchase directly from the PreSonus online store. The update also fixes a few known issues.
The Ampire XT Metal Pack Add-on includes 6 new amp models and 6 new speaker-cabinet emulations.
Studio One Add-ons
- The Ampire XT Metal Pack is an extension for PreSonus’ Ampire XT Native Effects™ plug-in that includes six new amp models and six new speaker-cabinet emulations designed specifically for metal guitarists. It also includes a brand-new Metal Drumkit for the Impact virtual drum instrument.
- Goldbaby Essentials is an exclusive soundset for PreSonus’ Impact virtual drum instrument that features a collection of 500 vintage analog and digital drum machine and beatbox samples. Designed by acclaimed producer and sound designer Goldbaby, the sounds in this set have been meticulously sampled, edited, and post-processed using analog tape machines and studio tools. Goldbaby Essentials comes with 32 ready-to-play Impact drum kit presets and 124 new Musicloops.
- MP3 Converter is an extension that adds professional-quality (up to 320 kB/s) MP3 encoding and drag-and-drop MP3 decoding to Studio One Artist 2.6.2 and higher.
PreSonus Studio One Add-ons can be purchased directly online and are installed by dragging-and-dropping on the Studio One application icon or window.
Ampire XT Metal Pack and Goldbaby Essentials cost $29.99 USD each, and MP3 Converter is $9.99 USD. The Studio One 2.6.2 update is free to all registered users of Studio One 2.
More information: PreSonus / Studio One
Drum Broker has announced Minty Drums Brown Bag, a limited edition sample pack.
The Drum Broker and Jordan Thorn present a dope and LIMITED (100 Units Only) drum kit. The Minty Drum Brown Bag
Minty Drums Brown Bag features
- 310+ sounds in Wav format, 24bit/96khz, compatible with every DAW and most samplers.
- Includes live drums, synthesizer, drum machines, foley fx, percussion and vinyl drums.< ?li>
- Analog outboard equipment processing includes products by: Neve, SSL, Manley, Little labs, Oto Machines, Moog, Spl, Vermona and a Studer 2″ tape machine.
The sample pack is available to purchase for $13.99 USD. Only 100 copies are available.
More information: Drum Broker / Minty Drums Brown Bag
Diego Callegari Sounds Images (DCSI) has launched Combat Loop Drum Machine, a free sample based instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
It’s an original DCSI drum sound library bringing you one shot sounds and loops with variations.
The interface allows you to program until 12 drum sequences, based on its internal sounds, freely assignable.
The loops and drum patterns are optimized to be played in your DAW at 80 bpm, but they’re good for crazy drumming even until 150 bpm ;) !
The modwheel of your masterkeyboard / midi interface is already assigned to a POWER UP function, try it ;) !
The library is a free download at DCSI.
More information: Diego Callegari / Combat Loop Drum Machine
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on Jan 15, 2014 - 0 comments
VST Buzz has launched a limited time deal on Samplephonics 808, a sample library featuring the sounds of the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer drum machine.
The 808 by Samplephonics is quite simply the last collection of 808 samples you will ever own. Containing over 2,599 samples with multiple input options available (clean, direct to tape and overdriven tape), it’s about time you ditched those regurgitated, 2nd hand lo-fi samples, and inject some real analogue goodness into your music!
This 808 captures the true analogue sound along with all its features and subtleties. Compatible with all main DAW samplers (Ableton, Reason, Logic Pro etc.) and Kontakt 4 or higher, there is also an additional version for Kontakt 5 which provides extra functionality. Perfect for writing pop, hip hop, R&B, EDM, drum and bass, house, and electro music and at 50% its a no brainer!
The 808 library is available to purchase from VST Buzz for $40 USD until January 21st, 2014 (regular $80 USD).
More information: VST Buzz