New Sonic Arts launches Christmas Sale – Granite & Nuance over 35% off

New Sonic Arts has launched a Christmas Sale, offering a discount on its Granite and Nuance plug-ins for a limited time.

New Sonic Arts Christmas Sale

Granite – The Granular Texture Generator
Granite’s unique sound engine melds a state-of-the-art granular processor, an innovative modulation system and a suite of grain-level FX, resulting in a degree of musicality not achieved before with granular synthesis.

Nuance – The Creative Sampler
Proudly standing out from the crowd of complex and cumbersome samplers, Nuance’s streamlined and intuitive approach will boost your productivity and inspire you to create new sounds – fast.

Granite and Nuance are available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) for 49 EUR each until January 5th, 2015 (regular 79 EUR). A bundle of both is 89 EUR (regular 119 EUR).

More information: New Sonic Arts

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Noise Makers releases PANO ambient noise synth

Noise Makers has announced the release of PANO (Procedural Ambient Noise Orchestra), a real-time multichannel synthesizer dedicated to dynamic ambient noises.

Noise Makers PanoComposer

Current factory presets include liquid, fire and wind sounds. More will come in the future and be posted to the Noise Makers website. PANO is made of two parts : PanoPlayer (VST, AU, AAX) and PanoComposer (Standalone).

PanoPlayer is the plugin version of PANO (VST, AU, AAX). Plug it in your favorite DAW as a virtual instrument and instantly add dynamics, naturalness and infinite variations to your soundscapes.

PanoComposer is the standalone version of PANO that gives access to all PANO parameters (granular synthesis, subtractive synthesis, loops) and allows to create presets for PanoPlayer.

PANO features

  • PanoPlayer
    • Dynamic morphing PAD.
    • Spatialization and width control (binaural and multichannel support).
    • Parameter automation.
    • Reading presets made with PanoComposer.
  • PanoComposer
    • Two granular synthesisers (with predefined drops, bubbles and cracs grains).
    • 32-subband additive noise synthesis.
    • Four filters (subtractive noise synthesis).
    • Four simple loopers.
    • Dynamic morphing PAD editor.

PANO is available for purchase for the introductory price of 29 EUR until December 31st, 2014 (regular 49 EUR).

More information: Noise Makers / PANO

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New Sonic Arts updates Granite to v1.5605

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New Sonic Arts has updated its Granite granular texture synthesizer instrument to version 1.5605.

New Sonic Arts Granite

Granite’s unique sound engine melds a state-of-the-art granular processor, an innovative modulation system and a suite of grain-level FX, resulting in a degree of musicality not achieved before with granular synthesis.

Changes in Granite v1.5605

  • Improved browser with new Cycle mode and prev/next buttons.
  • Improved and updated documentation, now accessible in-app.
  • New Embed Samples into Host Projects option.

Granite for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/standalone) is available for purchase for 79 EUR.

More information: New Sonic Arts / Granite

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Spektro Audio releases GrainFlux Max for Live synth

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Spektro Audio has announced the release of GrainFlux, a Max for Live synthesizer instrument.

Spektro Audio GrainFlux

GrainFlux is a MaxforLive synthesizer that combines different synthesis techniques such as granular, wavetable, and subtractive synthesis to create unique and distinctive sounds.

It works by using audio samples to create two different waveforms which can be morphed and modulated. While GrainFlux has a modern and simple to use design, it still offers many powerful and creative ways for you to manipulate its sound.

Create anything from morphing basslines to evolving drones by controlling and modulating the Morph, Grain Size, Tilt and Spike parameters.

GrainFlux is available for purchase for $14.99 USD.

More information: Spektro Audio / GrainFlux

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Sound Guru updates The Mangle granular sampler to v0.8b

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Sound Guru has released version 0.8 beta of The Mangle, a granular sampler instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Sound Guru The Mangle

There’s no better way to explore granular soundscapes. Fully automatable in your DAW, multi-timbral, and simple to use with drag-and-drop modulation.

Real-time animation of every individual grain, showing you what your sound is doing. Stretch a single note into a rich texture. Make organic effects that fizz and crackle. Shatter a synth sound into a thousand pieces.

Changes in The Mangle v0.8b

  • Minor layout redesign: settings now on tabs on main faceplate.
  • Modulations can now run ‘via’ another modulator, which modulates the intensity of the modulation.
  • Added “Loop” option (in Position tab) which allows you to set a region and speed over which the position will continuously loop. This is similar to setting a saw wave LFO to position, but comes with some improvements – e.g. can go slower, and ‘wraps’ back to the start of the waveform (rather than stopping at the end).
  • You can now set the folder in which to look for presets.
  • Lock icons on main parameters now only highlighted if a lock is active.
  • Fixed crashing bug when changing an LFO parameter by typing in an amount.
  • Copy/paste of sound slots etc. now works between different instances of the plugin.
  • Now dynamically resizes internal buffers if user has a buffer size over 4096 samples (before having large buffer sizes resulted in no sound or a crash).
  • Further improvements to workflow when samples are not found.

The Mangle for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for the discounted price of £19.99 GBP while it is in beta.

More information: Sound Guru

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