Beat magazine has announced the Beat Studio Starter Kit, a collection of 40 full version software for your studio.
It was never easier and cheaper to build your own studio and to take the first step on the stairway to professional production.
With the „Beat Workzone – Studio Starter Kit“ the German Beat magazine put a complete virtual studio on a DVD.
Including sequencers for recording, cutting or podcasting, synthesizers for melodies, basslines and drums, and a lot of effect plug-ins to shape your sound.
The 40 full versions include
- FXpansion Geist Lite
- Waldorf Edition LE
- UVI Electro Suite LE
- Cableguys Curve 2 BE
- Sennheiser DrumMic’a!
- AudioRealism ADM 606
- Tone2 Warmverb
The Starter Kit is available to purchase for 9.90 EUR at the news stand or online.
More information: Beat / Beat Studio Starter Kit
FXpansion has announced its Black Friday Sale, offering deals on Geist, DCAM Synth Squad, Tremor and BFD Eco for a limited time.
Black Friday is here, with amazing discounts of up to 60% on selected FXpansion software instruments.
Grab some bargains before 31 December 2013.
Black Friday Sale
- BFD Eco: Acoustic Drum Instrument
$29, €25, £22 (usually $99, €79, £69)
- Geist: Sampling Drum Machine
$99, €75, £66 (usually $249, €189, £165)
- DCAM Synth Squad: Modelled Synthesizer Suite
$99, €75, £66 (usually $249, €189, £165)
- Tremor: Synthetic Drum Machine
$99, €75, £66 (usually $149, €119, £99)
Prices are inclusive of VAT and valid from November 25th until December 31st, 2013.
All products are available from the FXpansion online shop as well as from participating dealers worldwide.
More information: FXpansion
Sonic Reality has announced the release of Nick Mason Drums, a drum kit sample library for FXpansion’s BFD2.
The BFD version of “Nick Mason Drums” is a digital recreation of the legendary Pink Floyd drummer’s “Custom Ludwig Black Kit” and was recorded by engineer/producer Alan Parsons who originally recorded the album “Dark Side of the Moon”. The same classic miking techniques and EMI mixing console model was used as they did in 1973 so that “Nick Mason Drums” could offer an authentic recreation of a vintage drum sound heard by millions on one of the best selling albums of all time.
Nick Mason Drums for BFD is an expansion sound library for FXpansion’s BFD2 and BFD3 software which allows discrete multi-channel drum kits to be played from any MIDI keyboard or e-drum. Individual mic channels can be mixed by the user to create a variety of drum sounds from dry to ambient. The drums are mapped in both standard BFD formats and Sonic Reality’s advanced “iMap” layout for high performance in MIDI drum programming and live playing. Coming in at close to 5 gigabytes in size this high quality drum kit from Mason and Parsons offers top “album quality” sound.
In addition to the digital recreation of Nick’s drum kit, live drum grooves were also performed by Nick Mason and recorded by Alan Parsons for upcoming loop libraries and more from Sonic Reality.
The sample library is available to purchase from eSoundz for $69 USD (MSRP $99 USD). Other formats such as Reason, SampleTank, Kontakt, Rex, Apple Loops, Acidized Wave and Stylus RMX are coming soon.
More information: Sonic Reality / Nick Mason Drums
FXpansion has announced the release of Tres, a monosynth Rack Extension for Reason powered by DCAM analogue circuit-modelling technology.
Tres features our powerful TransMod modulation system and a wide variety of timbral flexibility and tone sculpting – a deep two-oscillator synth capable of deep basses, biting leads, strange drones, warped percussion and twisted SFX.
Tres’ modelled VCOs can interact at audio rate to produce complex tones; a filtered noise generator and sub-oscillator round out the oscillator section. A keytracking, time-variant shelf-EQ allows you to emphasize or cut higher harmonics before a switchable multimode filter with huge resonance, self-oscillation, FM, adjustable drive and 3 distinct classic synth filter models. Tres’ final output VCA provides a non-linear analogue drive stage for a variety of tonal colours from warm and smooth to gritty and aggressive.
Most of Tres’ parameters can be modulated simultaneously by any of 10 available modulation sources including Tres’ built-in dual envelopes and LFOs and external CV sources from elsewhere in your Reason project. You can also route external sources for audio-rate filter FM and use Tres’ built-in envelopes and LFOs to modulate other devices within your session.
Tres comes with a comprehensive library of over 200 unprocessed and Combinator patches, developed in conjunction with Nucleus Sound Lab.
Tres is available to purchase for $49 USD / 39 EUR inc. VAT where applicable.
More information: FXpansion / Tres
FXpansion has announced BFD3, the third generation of its flagship software acoustic drum studio for Windows and Mac.
BFD3 includes new levels of realism and ground-breaking features in an intuitive redesigned engine.
With stunning new kits with mix-ready presets and modelling technology for tom resonance and cymbal swells, BFD3′s audio engine delivers uncompromising detail. The revamped interface has a new mixer and sound browser for the easiest BFD experience yet.
BFD3′s all-new library is recorded in two fantastic rooms by engineers including Andrew Scheps, Rail Jon Rogut and John Emrich, giving you a diverse palette of drum tones out of the box. The sounds include a brushed kit and processed drum presets for fast custom kit-building. BFD3 also contains a powerful built-in environment for pattern creation and editing, complete with a range of performances by legendary drummers for effortless production of drum tracks indistinguishable from the real thing.
- 7 new kits recorded in 2 world-class studios.
- Includes rock, metal, jazz and brush kits.
- Tom resonance and cymbal swell modelling.
- New effects and Groove construction tools.
- More efficient engine with streamlined workflow.
- VST 2.4, AU, RTAS, AAX64 and standalone application for Mac OSX 10.6.8 or later & Windows 7 or later.
BFD3 is available to purchase for $349 USD/269 EUR/£229 GBP.
Registered BFD2 owners can upgrade for $199 USD/155 EUR/£129 GBP on USB 2.0 flash installation media and $149 USD/115 EUR/£99 GBP as a digital download. All prices are inclusive of VAT where applicable.
More information: FXpansion / BFD3