Martinic has updated its Combo Model V and Combo Model F organ combo plug-ins to version 1.3.0 and 1.2.0 respectively.
Changes in Combo Model V/F
- Added reverb.
- Added guitar cabinet simulation.
- Added extend vibrato speed range switch.
- Added prompt for file when loading/saving MIDI map.
- Added load default tuning.
- Added mouse wheel support to on/off switches.
Both combo organ plug-ins are available to download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) free of charge.
More information: Martinic
The Mixxx free and open source DJ software for Windows, Mac and Linux has been updated to version 1.11.
Mixxx has everything you need to start making DJ mixes in a tight, integrated package. Whether you’re DJing your next house party, spinning at a club, or broadcasting as a radio DJ, Mixxx has what you need to do it right.
After over a year of work by the team, Mixxx 1.11.0 adds several exciting new features including 3-band colored waveforms, a completely new and high-accuracy beat detector, HID controller support, a session history feature, a new beatloop-roll effect, a library preview deck, point-and-click MIDI mapping, advanced search, and much more!
An overview of what’s new in Mixxx v1.11 can be found here. A detailed list of changes is available at the Mixxx blog.
Mixxx is available to download for Windows, Mac and Linux, as well as source code (GPL v2).
More information: Mixxx
Cescato Musiktechnologie has released version 1.30 of the free Trans Computer Maschine synthesizer plug-in for Windows.
Trans Computer Maschine is a Semi-modular Vintage Lead Synthesizer + Pattern Sequencer modeled after two legendary mono synths and a custom analog sequencer from Germany.
Changes in TCM v1.30
- Added ‘Envelopes’ gate input indicators.
- Added ‘Filter Cutoff Link’ switch for band-pass use.
- Added ‘Filter’ modulation indicators.
- Added ‘inverted Seq Cnt’ modulation sources.
- Added labels to Sequencer ‘Skip’ buttons.
- Added middle position ‘Preset’ for Sequencer interval row.
- Added ‘MIDI Ch. Router’. input indicators.
- Added mixer ‘Oscillators Waveform’ selection from GUI images.
- Improved Sequencer transport section featuring status display.
The Trans Computer Maschine for Windows (VST) is a free download.
More information: Cescato Musiktechnologie
Whitebox Synth Makers has introduced the Quartet Pack, a new free sound library for Ableton Live.
WHITEBOX Quartet PACK. Nick Dwyer offers another free Ableton Live 9 pack. This one consists of 4 lead/pad combinations for ethereal sounds with a cutting edge.
The leads can be filtered and the 4 individual sounds on each instrument can all be remixed almost infinitely. Each instrument in Whitebox Quartet also features 3-band EQ. Works on Live 9 Intro upwards.
The Quartet Pack is a free download at Whitebox. Max For Live NOT required.
More information: Whitebox Synth Makers
Prism House has introduced a third volume of free found sound samples.
Prism House Samples Vol. 3 is a new collection of 80 found sound samples gathered from field recordings made in the streets and art spaces of New York City and Brooklyn.
The pack includes natural percussion hits and unique loops recorded in Mid-Side using the Zoom H2N field recorder. This pack is great for adding environmental timbres and ‘air’ to a track, and can help create a unique edge for your productions.
Prism House is a Brooklyn-based audio/visual duo currently signed to Ceremony Recordings.
The sample pack is a free download below.
Prism House Samples Vol. 3Size: 51.53 MB
Get the other 2 volumes of free found sounds here.
More information: Prism House (Facebook)
DNR Collaborative has announced that Reason Lahalla’s Ace Symmetry Pro soundset of 150 custom instruments for u-he’s ACE virtual synthesizer is now available at no cost.
Symmetry Pro includes 150 dark cinematic ambiences, heavy basses, drones, dark rhythmic sequences and basic template sounds for urs heckmann’s ACE semi-modular virtual analog synthesizer.
Symmetry Pro is designed to give you a variety of sounds good for dark ambient music, trance/dance/house breakdowns and downtempo breakbeat, but Symmetry Pro is also for scoring and soundtrack design and FX composition.
Symmetry Pro features
- 42 Atmospheres and Textures.
- 19 Mono and Poly Basses.
- 19 Keyboard Sounds.
- 10 Mono and Poly Leads.
- 10 Drones Sounds.
- 21 Rhythms and Sequences.
- 22 Template Patches.
- 5 Morphing Sounds.
The soundset is available to download from DNR Collaborative.
More information: DNR Collaborative / Ace Symmetry Pro