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u-he updates plugins to rev2570 (public beta)

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u-he has updated its plug-ins (ACE, Bazille, Diva, Filterscape, MFM2, Podolski, Satin, Triple Cheese, Uhbik, Zebra & ZebraCM) to revision 2570, the latest build with the newest fixes and improvements.

Owners of ZebraHZ can log into our support website. The download now contains revision 2570 as beta-installer, fixing most pressing issues with AAX.

Unfortunately the Changelog since revision 2352 contains more than 500 items, most of which relate to Satin and Presswerk. However, some of the most notable fixes are

  • fixed crash when changing presets at high buffer sizes
  • resolved Bazille crash related to FX
  • fixed a few note hangers
  • fixed a few MIDI issues
  • fixed issues where UI was slow

We have tested 2570 extensively. Despite being “beta”, we highly recommend to upgrade to these and check them out. Note that Satin is at 2577 to fix the feedback bug in the 1.2.0 rev 2570 release version.

Downloads of rev2570 are available from the u-he forum at KVR Audio.

More information: u-he

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Propellerhead releases A-List Electric Guitarist Power Chords

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Propellerhead has announced the release of Electric Guitarist Power Chords, a new A-List series Rack Extension instrument that gives musicians a fast, easy way to create inspiring electric guitar tracks.

A-List Electric Guitarist Power Chords

Available immediately, A-List Electric Guitarist allows musicians to quickly and easily create powerful, dynamic power chord tracks right within Reason. By combining a top-notch instrument and world-class player all in the same rack device, A-List Electric Guitarist provides a virtually endless variation of power chord styles that can be played, combined, and tweaked in real time to create unique, realistic, and inspiring performances.

“Whether you’re creating pop, rock, punk or other styles of music, A-List Electric Guitarist helps you quickly and easily create great-sounding power chord tracks and explore new musical directions,” stated Timothy Self, Propellerhead VP of Product Marketing. “With A-List Electric Guitarist Power Chords, you don’t need to be a virtuoso to get amazing results; one finger is all your need.”

Propellerhead launched the A-List series in May 2014 with the introduction of A-List Acoustic Guitarist, which has since emerged as one of the most popular Rack Extension instruments in the Propellerhead store. The release of A-List Electric Guitarist Power Chords expands the line further, with more great-sounding A-List instruments to come.

A-List Electric Guitarist Power Chords puts the sound and ability of a world-class studio guitarist right in the Reason rack. Single MIDI notes trigger power chord progressions, additional notes add alternate voicings and patterns. With complete control and flexibility to adjust key, tempo, style, feel and phrasing at the touch of a button, musicians can quickly create the perfect performance for their song—or spend time experimenting with variations. A-List Electric Guitarist Power Chords also offers five amp models and a great-sounding effects selection for a huge variation of sounds.

Since its release in 2012, Propellerhead’s Rack Extension platform has emerged as a powerful audio plug-in format, with over 600 active developers and more than 200 instruments and effects now available via the Propellerhead online store. Rack Extensions integrate seamlessly into the Reason rack, combining excellent sound, smooth workflows and rock-solid stability with the intuitive routing, automation, deep editing and flexibility that Reason users expect.

A-List Electric Guitarist Power Chords is available for $99 USD / 79 EUR.

More information: Propellerhead / Electric Guitarist Power Chords

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Plugin Boutique updates BigKick kick drum synth plugin + Dubstep Kicks V1 with Dodge & Fuski released

Plugin Boutique BigKick

Plugin Boutique has announced an update to its BigKick kick drum instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Plugin Boutique and partner Credland Audio have been hard at work developing a major update to BigKick. The update includes 100 FREE Kicks from Loopmasters in the demo installer (usable even without purchase of the full version).

Until 1st October, the full purchase also includes a free expansion pack from Dodge & Fuski (available at 50% off to existing BigKick owners). View a short video on the expansion pack below.

Changes in BigKick

  • New tough mode for harder hyper-clean trance style kick drums.
  • Much longer envelopes for those bass booms and 808 style kicks.
  • Make your pre-sets sit right in the mix more quickly with the new built in EQ. Or, if you want, leap out and smack you in the face with the punch control.
  • Keyboard controlled MIDI pitch.
  • New (much warmer) distortion and waveforms for more creative and aggressive sounds.
  • New GUI.
  • Drag and drop import for attack samples. Drag sounds straight from your track into onto the Load Sample button – it’s very quick and easy!
  • Massively improved pre-set handling, including folder creation, renaming, easier pre-set browsing, pre-set-pack creation tools and much more.
  • Over 80 changes, fixes and performance improvements over the previous version.
  • New envelope shape for the longer kick drums for a more natural decay.

BigKick for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for 50 EUR. Until October 1st, a purchase includes a free copy of the Dubstep Kicks V1 with Dodge & Fuski expansion pack. This pack is also available for purchase separately.

More information: Plugin Boutique / BigKick

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New Sonic Arts launches Granite XL Bundle – Save 25%

New Sonic Arts has announced Granite XL, a bundle of the Granite granular synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac and the Aura sound expansion pack.

New Sonic Arts Granite XL

Granite is the truly unique sound engine that teleports you deep into new sonic territory. Get ready to enter a world of evolving textures, haunting atmospheres and shifting soundscapes – from warped and twisted textures, to beautiful shimmering pads. As users all over the world will testify, Granite never fails to inspire, and granular synthesis has never been so musical, immediate, nor easy to use.

Granite Aura is the ultimate upgrade for Granite: 150 stunning sounds, including over 120 unique sample recordings, all meticulously prepared and tweaked by sound design experts Ameyah Audio. Boasting a huge variety of patches from sublime pads, through thunderous soundscapes to haunting alien-like voices, Granite Aura is the perfect sonic expansion for film composers, game designers and musicians looking for a creative edge.

The bundle is available for purchase for 89 EUR / $99 USD.

More information: New Sonic Arts / Granite XL

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Tone2 updates FireBird free synth to v2.1

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Tone2 Audiosoftware has released version 2.1 of FireBird, a free synthesizer instrument for Windows.

Tone2 FireBird

Since there was a lot of positive feedback on the freeware release of FireBird (previously $79) we decided to release a final update for it.

Firebird itself is already vintage and even though it’s no longer profitable to remain a commercial product, we feel that anyone should get the opportunity to enjoy this sometimes heavily underestimated synthesizer.

Please feel free to download, share and enjoy this freebie, which should provide you with a nice introduction to our products, as well as many more years of musical inspiration.

Changes in FireBird v2.1

  • Contains 70 additional sounds by Xenos. To load them click on ‘setup’ and load the factory bank ‘condemned’.
  • Contains a fix for a rarely appearing crash.
  • Updated installer.
  • Slightly enhanced performance.
  • More responsive GUI.
  • Fixed a rarely appearing glitch.
  • Several other minor enhancements.

FireBird is available to download for Windows (VST).

More information: Tone2 / FireBird

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Hinton & Fairchild releases Bigroomkix Synth plugin

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Producer duo Hinton & Fairchild has released Bigroomkix Synth, a free kick drum/percussion instrument for Windows.

Bigroomkix Synth

BIGROOMKIX SYNTH is a VSTi specifically created for making Kick Drums and Bass Drums. Unlike the competition, this is a true Synth, it uses no samples only 100% synthesis to achieve a thick meaty UMPH to your track with ultimate control to the sound.

The sound is split into 4 sections, SUB, BODY, TRANSIENT and HAT/NOISE with lots of controls to fine-tune each characteristic of the layer. It has a compressor an EQ boost and a Key Select…you can even change the background colour.

The plug-in is available to download for Windows (VST).

More information: Hinton & Fairchild / Bigroomkix Synth

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Keolab updates Spicy Guitar (incl. Mac VST/AU & 64-bit Win VST)

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Keolab has announced that its Spicy Guitar acoustic guitar synthesizer plug-in is now available for Mac OS X in 32/64-bits universal binary (VST/AU) and for Windows in 64-bits (VST).

Keolab Spicy Guitar

Spicy Guitar is a physically modeled acoustic guitar synthesizer. It enables a user to create complex rhythms composition and advanced physical-based sound design.

Spicy Guitar features

  • 9 guitars, 2 types of strings.
  • Physical based sound design.
  • Astonishing expressivity.
  • Easy-to-use strumming engine.
  • Many types of chords, 2 positions.
  • 5 guitarist playing techniques.
  • Only 10 MB.

Spicy Guitar is available to download at no charge.

More information: Spicy Guitar

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