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IK Multimedia releases SampleTank 3

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IK Multimedia is now shipping SampleTank 3, the sound and groove workstation for Windows and Mac.

IK Multimedia SampleTank 3

SampleTank 3 features a 33 GB sound library (containing over 4,000 instruments), 64-bit compatibility, completely redesigned user interface, 55 high-quality effects, new loop and groove management and an enhanced sample engine.

SampleTank 3 gives musicians a wider selection than ever before, with over 4,000 instruments to choose from in 21 categories that stretch across every genre and style imaginable — everything from acoustic to electric, ethnic to electronic and beyond.

All of SampleTank 3′s sounds have been sampled and crafted by IK’s team of professional audio engineers, with new lifelike expressiveness thanks to SampleTank 3 multiple articulations and new “round-robin” features. Musicians will enjoy the depth and nuance of their favorite instruments like never before: SampleTank 3′s pianos, drums, basses, guitars, synthesizers, brass, strings, vocals and other more exotic sounds shine brightly and stand out in any mix with little-to-no adjustment required.

Changes in SampleTank 3

  • Sounds
    • Over 33 GB of included sounds.
    • Over 4,000 new instruments with 21 instrument categories covering the entire span of acoustic, electric and electronic sounds.
    • Over 2,500 drum, percussion and full construction-kit loops played by world-renowned artists.
    • Over 2,000 MIDI files in all categories.
  • Software
    • Completely redesigned interface with 3 main environments: Play, Mix and Edit that retain SampleTank’s legendary ease-of-use and fast operation.
    • 16 channel multi-part Play interface with easy layering and an integrated MIDI player and mixer.
    • All-in-one sound Edit page with 3 sample engines (including formant preserving pitch-shifting and time-stretching engines), 10 filter types and 8 macro controls per instrument for quick multi-parameter editing.
    • “Round robin” and multiple articulations that are triggerable via key switch, modulation wheel or velocity.
    • Multi-channel mixer-like Mix interface with 5 insert effects per channel, 4 stereo effect returns (with 5 insert effects each) and a master channel with 5 insert effects that allow for up to 30 effects per instrument.
    • 55 high-quality integrated effects, including 22 new effects for mixing, mastering and more creative applications derived from IK’s studio-grade T-RackS and AmpliTube production software.
    • New Live mode lets you organize sounds for setlist and song for instant recall during performance.
    • Accurate 3D renderings of instruments for easy identification and recall.
    • Available as standalone and 64-bit plug-in for AAX, VST and Audio Units platforms on Mac OS X and Windows.
    • Compatible with all previous “Powered by SampleTank” sound modules and sounds (can import all previous sounds and Combis).

SampleTank 3 is available for the introductory price of $299.00 USD/239 EUR until September 30th, 2014. SampleTank 2 XL or Miroslav Philharmonik full users can upgrade for $149 USD/119.99 EUR, and users of other paid IK software pay $199 USD/159.99 EUR. Regular prices are $349.99 USD/279.99 EUR, $199.99/159.99 and $249.99/199.99 EUR, respectively. Prices excluding taxes.

More information: IK Multimedia / SampleTank 3

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KX77FREE updates Kx-Modulad, Kx-Synth-x16, Kx-PolyMod & Kx-PolyM-CSE

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KX77FREE has announced updates to its Kx-Modulad, Kx-Synth-x16, Kx-PolyMod, and Kx-PolyM-CSE free synthesizer instruments for Windows.

KX77FREE Kx-PolyM-CSE
Kx-PolyM-CSE is a vintage modular polyphonic synthesizer with CV/GATE sequencer and CS70M emulation.

Changes in KX77FREE plug-ins

  • Kx-Modulad v3.0:
    • News: Filters, Ring modulator, Fx, Envelopes, SF2 player, Distortion, Lfos, Host synchronization…
    • Oversampling available for some filters, the ring modulator and the distortion.
    • Now the Lfos are band limited and use the oscillator waveforms.
    • Oscillator phase reset (Gate) available in all modes (Poly, Mono, Unison).
    • Midi controllers with aftertouch like the Kx-PolyMod.
    • Unison mode with portamento (up to 3 voices).
    • Polyphony setting (2 to 6 voices).
    • Improvement of the S/N ratio of the Vco2 synchronization.
    • Improvement of the SF2 large banks and waveforms loading.
    • Improvement of the Scope by setting its rate to 15 hz.
    • SSE2 SEM modules, less cpu use (up to 25% won following the preset) and size.
    • SSE2 KxWaveTracer.exe.
  • Kx-Synth-x16 v5.0:
    • New SSE2 sem modules (less of cpu use and size).
    • New filter more close of the original filter (based of BLT’s recordings) and SVF filters added.
    • Now the Sustain time is adjusted with the On parameter when the envelopes are looped.
    • Possibility to adjust the levels of all main generators with only one knob (vcos, ring modulator, noise).
    • Under Bar host synchronization (envelopes).
    • Only two outputs for the compatibility with jBridge and some hosts.
    • Improvement of oscillators: reset, synchronization and waveforms loading.
    • Improvement of ring modulator: new oversampling filter and now the equalizer is before the inputs.
    • Improvement of sequencer: files loading and host synchronization.
    • Internal changes for use common modules with the others plug-ins.
    • Internal presets modified.
  • Kx-PolyMod v1.57:
    • 6 new filters: SV (type R, more resonance) and Vcs3 (based of BLT’s recordings).
    • Update of Fx filters (Sv to Sv type R).
    • S/N ratio of the Vco1 synchronization improved.
    • Improvement of MgL filters with the MgLQ and MgLQd, they are oversampled x4 and can use more resonance level, they replace the MgL2 and MgLd. Also the new resonance curve of the Lo* filter (renamed Mg*and Mgd*) is very close of the one of MglQ (less cpu use).
    • Possibility to disable the reset of oscillators.
    • Improvement of Kxmod generators.
    • Minor internal changes.
    • Fixed bug: The delay line of the MgLd filter for the oversampling interpolation input was not boosted like the input signal.
  • Kx-PolyM-CSE v1.1d:
    • 6 new filters: SV (type R, more resonance) and Vcs3 (based of BLT’s recordings).
    • Improvement of Lo* and Hi* filters (renamed Mg* and Mgd*).
    • Update of Fx filters (Sv to Sv type R).
    • S/N ratio of the vcos synchronization improved.
    • Ring modulator: new oversampling filter (upper fc).
    • Possibility to disable the reset of oscillators.
    • Improvement of Kxmod generators.
    • Minor internal changes.
    • Fixed bug: An All Note Off Midi message is sending when the keyboard split limits are modified to avoid possible blocked notes during a program change.

The plug-ins are available to download for Windows (VST).

More information: KX77FREE

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New Sonic Arts updates Nuance to v1.5007

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New Sonic Arts has released version 1.5007 of Nuance, a sampler instrument for Windows and Mac.

New Sonic Arts Nuance 1.5

Finally, a sampler designed the way you want it. Fast workflow, pristine sound quality – and no bloat.

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.

Changes in Nuance v1.5007

  • Improvements:
    • Pad Audition button.
    • Empty pads can now be selected.
    • CPU optimizations.
    • Improved interpolation quality.
    • Modulation amount now displayed on header.
  • Fixes:
    • Crash in OSX / Logic 9.
    • Windows installer would not run on 32bit systems.
    • Start modulation was broken.
    • Loop modulation fixes.
    • Various minor bug fixes.

Nuance for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase at a 40% discount until July 31st, 2014.

More information: New Sonic Arts / Nuance

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FXpansion Tremor 50% off at Plugin Boutique

Plugin Boutique is offering a 50% discount on the FXpansion Tremor analog-modeled drum synthesizer instrument in an exclusive group deal.

50% off FXpansion Tremor

FXpansion is proud to present Tremor: a software drum machine with powerful synthesis, effects, modulation and step-sequencing. DCAM circuit-modelled sound generation is fused with new ideas to produce original sounds with the punch and extreme sound pressure of old-school analogue. Tremor’s dance drums, funky beatscapes, abstract machines and undiscovered sonic terrain are suited to all kinds of electronic, urban and experimental music.

Tremor features

  • Synthetic drum machine software.
  • DCAM-modelled synthesis and FX.
  • Specialised oscillator with drumskin vibration partials.
  • Filtering and drive with multiple responses.
  • Deep, intuitive TransMod modulation system.
  • Polyrhythmic pattern step-sequencer.
  • VST, AU, RTAS and standalone for Mac and Windows.

Tremor is available at 50% off from Plugin Boutique for a limited time. Use coupon code TREM50 at checkout.

More information: Plugin Boutique / FXpansion Tremor

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Plugin Boutique updates BigKick to v1.5

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Plugin Boutique BigKick

Plugin Boutique has released version 1.5.0 of BigKick, a kick drum instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.

It’s got the same great kick drums, but with more creative options, bug fixes and better performance. And with a clearer GUI.

Changes in KickDrum v1.5.0

  • You can play the pitch of the kick drum with your MIDI keyboard.
  • Vastly extended hold and decay times and a great new envelope shape for those really long kicks and booms.
  • 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!
  • New (much warmer) distortion and waveforms for more creative and aggressive sounds.
  • Hyper-clean trance drum kicks with the new tough kick drum model.
  • Massively improved preset handling, including folder creation, renaming, easier preset browsing, preset-pack creation tools and much more.
  • Presets 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.

BigKick for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for £39.95 GBP.

More information: Plugin Boutique / BigKick

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discoDSP updates Discovery Pro synth plugin to v6.4.1

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discoDSP has released version 6.4.1 of Discovery Pro, a virtual synthesizer instrument for

Changes in Discovery Pro v6.4.1

  • Double clicking a knob resets to original position.
  • Mod amount now refects mouse values and OCT range correctly.
  • Drop down menu from KeySplit hides after switching presets if it’s displayed.
  • Enhanced LCD fonts.
  • Filter Attack MIDI CC changed to 38 (like NL2) on all platforms. 89 remains for FL Studio due compatibility issues.

Discovery Pro is available for purchase for $199 USD / 149 EUR. The update is free for 6.x customers.

More information: discoDSP / Discovery Pro

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Ohm Force launches Summer Sale – 33% off

Ohm Force Summer Sale

Ohm Force has launched a Summer Sale, offering 33% off all its products.

Did you know that sharks are far less dangerous than mosquitoes ? Next time we’ll have a mosquito picture to show how much we endanger our prices during those sales.

Anyway, here comes the discount for the week, starting today:

  • -33% on everything in the shop (including upgrades and cohmpletions). Use the following coupon code in your basket: SHARKOHM-THIRD
  • Flash sale! Get 50% off our All FX bundle in the next 48h. Use the following coupon code in your basket: SHARKOHM-HALF

There will be another flash sale at the end of the week.

More information: Ohm Force

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