Waves Audio has announced the IR-Live Convolution Reverb, a reverb effect plug-in customized for live sound use.
The upcoming Waves IR-Live Convolution Reverb plug-in.
Like its predecessor, the IR1, the IR-Live is convolution-based, using sound samples called “impulse responses” (or IRs for short.)
Featuring a simple and intuitive interface, IR-Live is compatible with Waves MultiRack Native and SoundGrid platforms, as well as all of IR1′s impulse responses, including those of world famous venues such as Wembley Stadium, CBGB’s and the Grand Ole Opry. In addition, IR-Live includes samples of the world’s best-sounding hardware reverb units.
With IR-Live, FOH/live sound engineers now have virtual access to the magic of convolution-based reverb from Waves.
The IR-Live Convolution Reverb will be available soon with a MSRP of $250 USD and an introductory price of $100 USD.
Kemper Amps has announced Cabmaker, a software tool to create speaker cabinets from impulse responses (IR) for the Kemper Profiler.
A lot of owners asked for a way to load impulse responses into the Kemper Profiler to extend the amount of available Cabinet simulations. There are a lot of places where users can access libraries loaded with IR taken from the most diverse kinds of speaker systems. “So be it”: thought the team and created Cabmaker, a straightforward software tool for Mac and PC that reads IR Wave Files and converts these into local Cab Presets for the Kemper Profiler.
The Kemper Profiling Technology caters for lively and dynamic Cabinet performance even with just static IR Data. Cab Converter is a free download from the Kemper Amps website.
Particular paint the world in color with Spectrality – Temporal Impulses; convolution patterns of granular mashups, twisted harmonic delays and modulation madness. Suitable for just any style craving fantasy and otherworldlyness – but for that extra fit, slap them onto something electronic.
Created by plucking very short sounds on pianos, plastic buckets and windows to old fashioned synthesizers and guitars, sent through a diverse range of effects and then through some analogue goodness on it’s way back. The result ranges from beautiful harmonic shimmerings to plain weirdness, and all in between.
The tempo might and might not, entirely depending on the material send into it, set boundaries to where the impulses belong. In fact, some files actually find you pockets of niceties in your groove if you really set out to misuse them from tempo perspective. Inherent pitch in the impulses is a different matter. Total alignment in pitch might cause recursive feedback – so watch your speakers – as well as just the right amount of dissonance might sound awesome!
In detail expect to find 254 impulses in 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130 bpm:s, all in all summing up to 573 MB of 48 kHz 24 bit wavefiles.
Tone2 Audiosoftware has announced the Futuron expansion for its Rayblaster software synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
Futuron includes 3 new skins for Rayblaster, including this white one.
The Futuron expansion takes Rayblaster’s capabilities even further, delivering a wide palette of complex sounds, longing to be explored and tweaked.
With a clear focus on fresh new material, morphed, mangled and blended into a unique collection of sounds, Futuron showcases Rayblaster’s finest creations, harnessing the unlimited potential Impulse Modelling Synthesis has to offer.
This 160 preset expansion library is packed with deep evolving pads, massive basses, vibrant keys, dirty leads, phat rhythmics and angelic vocals. Next to these pristine sounds, Futuron also contains an inspiring collection of new waveforms, filters and samples, all ready to be used in your own productions.
160 exquisite new presets by professionals.
Create new filters and waveforms with 50 new impulse responses.
30 new loops and samples for resynthesis.
Customize RayBlaster with 3 additional skins (White, Red and Vintage).
Perfect integration to the user interface.
The Futuron expansion is available to purchase for 49 EUR.
Audiority has announced the release of Abstract Textures, a new library for both modern music composition and sound design.
Abstract Textures is a collection of unique sound sources created by processing sounds captured from both real and digital worlds. These sounds are specifically designed to fit both modern music composition and sound design.
All sounds were recorded, edited and processed at high sample rate (96KHz / 24bit) in order to provide you high quality samples for further processing. All WAV files contains metadata, so you can easily import them into your favorite sound library manager.
This library is divided in two parts, providing 30 Core Instruments and 240 Variation Instruments for a total of 270 Kontakt Instruments ready to be used.
Abstract Textures features
270 Kontakt Instruments (.nki).
Custom Kontakt Scripting.
30 high quality samples (.WAV – 96KHz / 24 bit stereo, embedded Metadata).
20 Custom Impulse Responses.
Metadata in XLS, CSV and TXT file formats.
PDF Manual (download).
Note: Requires full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2.4+.
The sound library costs 14.90 EUR. A 20% introductory discount is available until January 7th, 2013.
Vintage Synth Pads has released Righteous Rooms, a collection of patches for the Trash 2 effect plugin by iZotope.
This 180+ preset collection has a special focus which is powerful spaces and environments.
We also added some outstanding Impulse Responses (30) that add a completely new element to Trash 2. These Impulses were produced at 96 kHz and are nothing less then stellar. We designed this collection to be practical as well as very usable for all styles of music production.
Our goal was to create presets that quickly get your instruments sounding “production savvy”. These presets do extremely well with drums and guitars but can be used with any instrument or vocal.
The Righteous Rooms set is available to purchase for $34.95 USD. Use coupon code save25 to get a 25% discount on the set (limited time offer).