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Soundsdivine releases ‘X’ soundset for XILS-Lab SynthiX

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XILS-Lab SynthiX

Soundsdivine has announced the release of X, a soundset for the SynthiX virtual synthesizer instrument by XILS-Lab.

This bank contains 96 patches for Xils-Lab’s Elka Synthex emulation SynthiX. The ‘X’ soundset makes use of SynthiX’s dual layer architecture, so u can play chords with your left hand and melodies with your right, bass grooves and arpeggios or even drum machines and leads.

This bank is a mix of the old and the new, with plenty of big 80′s pads / arpeggios and synths, combined with some more experimental sounds and soundscapes.

The X soundset is available to purchase for $25 USD.

More information: Soundsdivine / X for SynthiX

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XILS-lab announces Synthix + Pre-order Group Buy

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XILS-lab Synthix

XILS-lab has announced Synthix, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac inspired by the Elka Synthex.

Inspired from a old monster, aclaimed by a lot of synthesizer gurus, it is not only a new virtual analog : thanks to exclusive new features, the sound and the possibilities of this new polyphonic synthesizer enhance the XILS-lab inspiration tools.

Synthix features

  • Two oscillators with 4 selectable waveforms, Triangle, Saw, Square, Pulse and its dedicated PWM and Ring modulator mode. Additionally, the Triangle and Sawtooth waveforms do have PWM modes. Several waveforms can be selected simultaneously for each of the oscillators.
  • One multimode filter based on the CEM 3320 chip emulation, providing Self oscillating 12 dB and 24 dB low pass, 6 and 12 dB band pass, and 12 dB high pass modes.
  • Four D-ADSR: an enhanced standard ADSR envelope with a MIDI syncable delay.
  • Four LFOs, including two neverseen LFOS types.
  • Four embedded effects: Delay, Chorus, Phaser, Dual EQs.
  • One Multi-track sequencer.
  • Several playing modes including A la Moog mono modes and several Polyphonic modes.
  • The Chaox: an LFO based on fully calculated chaotics functions. real life enters in synthesizers.
  • The Rythm: an LFO with uses the Rythm for its main purpose.
  • Guitar modes, Circular and random polyphonic modes.
  • Multi-Layer: 8 totaly independant layers (each layer can have its own set of oscillators, filters, envelopes, glide and lfos, with independent settings).
  • Polytimbral mode: 2 keyboards, each with its own independent arpeggiator and MIDI settings management.

Synthix is available to pre-order for €84.50 EUR until July 21th (regular price 169 EUR). Registered XILS users pay €76.05 EUR. You will receive a license and the current stable release candidate version upon purchase.

More information: XILS-lab / Synthix

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Big Fish Audio Solid State, rare vintage synths and keyboards for Kontakt

Big Fish Audio Solid State

Big Fish Audio has released Solid State, a retro synth collection sample library featuring rare vintage preset keyboards and electro-mechanical devices.

Solid State takes you on a journey to another age, an excursion deep into a retro world of vintage keyboards that don’t often see the light of day. Packed with several decades worth of rare synths, combo organs, electric pianos, and other assorted electro-mechanical keyboard instruments, you’re sure to find some unique sounds to spice up your productions.

Each synth is sampled dry, then presented in numerous effected patches that stretch the boundaries of what was initially possible with the original synths. You’ll find classic names like Crumar, Elka, Farfisa, Hohner, and RMI sampled and ready to use. This unique retro library features 2 gigabytes of content, 22 keyboards, and 464 patches in all. The Flaming Lips would be in heaven.

Solid State for Kontakt 3 or higher is available to purchase for $99.95 USD.

More information: Big Fish Audio / Solid State

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Forgotten Keys releases Elka Rhapsody 490 Sample Pack

Elka Rhapsody 490

Forgotten Keys has released Elka Rhapsody 490, a new sample pack featuring the sounds of the Elka Rhapsody 490 string machine.

The Elka Rhapsody is an Italian made “String Machine” from the 1970s. It has that classic shimmering ensemble effect and was used by the likes of Jean-Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream and Vangelis. The sound isn’t an accurate simulation of a real string orchestra — though I thought it was at the time — but has a unique and pleasant sound nevertheless.

Elka Rhapsody 490 Sample Pack features

  • 147 samples in 24 bit wav format.
  • Every note of each sound was carefully recorded (3 × 49 samples) to keep as high a quality as possible.
  • Kontakt instrument files for each of the 3 sounds plus extra instrument files (stereo versions and other created sounds using the raw sample data).
  • The Kontakt instruments use a random sample start offset script so that the same note repeated doesn’t always start at the same place in the modulation cycle avoiding that machine-gun effect on repeated notes.
  • Note: This sample pack has no sfz support.

The Elka Rhapsody 490 Sample Pack is available to purchase for £7.50 GBP.

More information: Forgotten Keys / Elka Rhapsody 490 Sample Pack

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NUSofting releases Strings Dream Synthesizer

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NUSofting Strings Dream Synthesizer

NUSofting has released Strings Dream Synthesizer, a virtual string machine, able to reproduce an infinite array of rich analog pads.

Strings Dream Synthesizer is able to reproduce the infinite array of rich, analogue pads from the most famous strings machines in synthesizer history – emulating the classic Eminent Solina as well as its sister keyboards from Elka, Crumar and even their Japanese cousins.

Strings Dream Synthesizer does not use samples. Instead the “octave divider” circuitry typical of those early polyphonic synths has been natively emulated, so that all sounds are computed in realtime in true VA fashion.

The fundamental “Ensemble” effect (like the vintage Solina chorus) accurately follows the architecture of its hardware counterpart, including the BBD chip behaviour for truly rich modulation. However, it has been extended for a wider range of “chorus” effects.

Strings Dream Synthesizer is easy to use. Its layout and features take their cue from and expand upon the familiar Solina design, with only the necessary controls to achieve the textures of the other strings machines.

Strings Dream Synthesizer features

  • True analogue sound, VA “Octave Divider” emulation, (no samples used)
  • 43 voices full polyphony, plus mono legato on bass section.
  • Vintage audio effects on board.
  • MIDI learn on every knob.
  • 3 skins included
  • A full ADSR envelope generator and Waveform selection (for several strings and organs sounds).
  • Volume fader and switch for each of 6 stops (C.Bass, Cello, Brass, Horn, Viola and Violin). The fader for each stop allows an almost infinite number of mixtures.
  • A powerful parameter to tune the relative phase of Violin wave against the other voices.
  • Brightness and highpass filters are also adjustable.
  • More performance flexibility with MIDI velocity and polyphonic mode selectable.
  • Note also that the C.Bass and Cello are monophonic with full legato mode and you can select one of eight keyboard split points, allowing you to layer the mono voices with the others.
  • Chorus “Ensemble” effect with “Bucket-brigade device” tone.
  • Four-stage Phaser for those famous “Jarre pads” and other Tangerine Dream sounds.
  • Exclusive reverb with the ability to morph on request to that “trembling” sound of the vintage spring reverb units.

Strings Dream Synthesizer is currently available as a VST instrument for Windows PC, for the introductory price of $59 USD (regular price $79 USD). AU and VST for Mac OS X will be released shortly.

Visit NUSofting for more information and audio demos.

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NUSofting announces Strings Dream Synthesizer

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NUSofting Strings Dream Synthesizer

NUSofting has announced Strings Dream Synthesizer, a virtual instrument that is able to reproduce the infinite array of rich, analogue pads from the most famous strings machines in synthesizer history.

Emulate the classic Eminent Solina as well as its sister keyboards from Elka, Crumar and even their Japanese cousins.

Strings Dream Synthesizer features

  • String Dream does not use samples. Instead the “octave divider” circuity typical of those early polyphonic synths has been natively emulated, so that all sounds are computed in realtime in true VA fashion.
  • The fundamental “Ensemble” effect (like the vintage Solina chorus) accurately follows the architecture of its hardware counterpart. However, it has been extended for a wider range of “chorus” effects.
  • String Dream is easy to use. It’s layout and features take their cue from and expand upon the familiar Solina design, with only the necessary controls to achieve the textures of the other strings machines.
  • Full ADSR envelope generator and Waveform selection (for several strings and organs sounds).
  • Volume fader and switch for each of 6 stops (C.Bass, Cello, Brass, Horn, Viola, Violin). The fader for each stop allows an almost infinite number of mixtures.
  • A powerful parameter to tune the relative phase of Violin wave against the other voices.
  • Brightness and highpass filters are also adjustable.
  • More performance flexibility with MIDI velocity and polyphonic mode selectable.
  • The C.Bass and Cello are monophonic with full legato mode and you can select one of eight keyboard split points, allowing you to layer the mono voices with the others.
  • Beside the chorus “Ensemble” effect, Strings Dream offers a four-stage Phaser for those famous “Jarre pads” and an exclusive reverb with the ability to morph on request to that “trembling” sound of the vintage spring reverb units.

Strings Dream Synthesizer will be released in May 2009 for an estimated price of $89 USD, first as VST plugin and later as AU.

Visit NUSofting for more information.

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