H.E.Audio has released Poetic Guitar 2, a collection of virtual guitar instruments for Windows and Mac.
Poetic Guitar 2 has been developed over two years; designed from the ground up, taking on board customer feedback from the Poetic Guitar 1 series, to provide professional quality sound, better performance and a more enjoyable intuitive, interactive experience.
Poetic Guitar 2 features
- Over 9GB of professionally played and recorded acoustic guitar samples.
- Custom mic placement recording designed for artifact free Stereo to Mono sound field.
- Sample Streaming technology accesses guitar sample banks.
- Sample Circulation Techniques employ multiple sample layers which are alternated to produce a performance.
- All new Chord and Strum system allows guitar performances for both novice and expert users.
- The Strum Sequence function allows a user to create rhythm patterns for chord and/or string plucking.
- An 8-stage graphical envelope allows the user to shape the sound anyway you choose.
- ‘A.I.’ settings determine how strictly the guitar adheres to string and fingering of real guitars.
- Many different playing techniques are utilized by pressing a Keyswitch, allowing the user to add Harmonics, Slide Up, Slide Down, Hammer On, Pull Off, Slide In, Slide Out or Mute styles into a performance. Also, note bending and true guitar finger vibrato are supported.
- Legato mode techniques for playing styles Slide Up/Slide Down and Hammer On/Pull Off, designed to make keyboard playing these styles more simple.
- Auto-playing Natural Noises. When activated, many different types of string or finger noise sounds will be played automatically, designed to provide a quick and easy way to add more realism to a performance.
- Velocity Sensitivity & Contour. The Guitar provides many velocity contour modes to suit a particular playing style.
- Comprehensive Effects Section: Nine Effects: Gate, Compressor, Overdrive, Tremolo, 5 Band EQ, Chorus, Pitch Shifter, Stereo Echo, Reverb.
The Poetic Guitars 2 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) cost $99 USD (single instrument) / $169 USD (2 instruments) / $208 USD (3 instruments).
More information: H.E.Audio
Humanoid Sound Systems has released a public beta of Enzyme, a “scanned synthesis” instrument for Windows and Mac.
Enzyme incorporates all the popular features of our Scanned Synth Pro, but takes its scanning synthesis in several new directions simultaneously.
Sample import is now available so you can resynthesise existing sounds with automatic pitch detection and click-free looping, while Hybrid Scanned/FM synthesis is also on offer for even more sonic possibilities.
- Next generation Scanned Synthesis Engine with Sample import function & Hybrid Scanned/FM synthesis options.
- Multiple scanner options for fatter ‘Unison Mode’, brighter ‘Harmonic’, or imported ‘Explorer Mode’ with imported samples.
- New Effects Rack, allowing practically unlimited layering of effects such as analog modelled filters, reverb, chorus, flanger, and destortion.
- Automatable performance controls, allowing control of important parameters from a single location and multiple parameters to be controlled using a single control.
- Alternative tunings.
- VST 2.4, Audio Units (AAX Support coming soon).
- Support for both 32 and 64 bit architectures under both Windows and OS X.
- As with SSP, each Enzyme voice includes a complex Scanning Oscillator with hammer, wave, mass and connection matrix controls, a 7-mode resonant filter, three ADSR envelopes and two LFOs, and a separate Multi-Effects section featuring reverb, tempo-synced echo, chorus, flanger and 7-mode resonant filter.
Enzyme for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $49.99 USD. Note: This is still officially a beta version of Enzyme but it is totally safe to run on your computer.
More information: Humanoid Sound Systems / Enzyme
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on Dec 03, 2013
Camel Audio has announced a 50% discount on its Alchemy sample manipulation synthesizer instrument until the end of 2013.
Until the 31st, Alchemy will be available for only 124 USD / 99 EUR / 89 GBP.
Alchemy includes a huge production-ready sound library featuring over 1000 presets and a 5.5GB sample library, plus powerful editing abilities to manipulate samples in just about any way you can imagine.
In addition to this, we’ve also discounted the following bundles for December only:
- Plugins Bundle – 249 USD / 199 EUR / 179 GBP
- Alchemy Atmospheric or Electronic Bundle – 369 USD / 299 EUR / 249 GBP
More information: Camel Audio / Alchemy
iZotope has announced a Holiday pricing on its bundles.
If you’re eager to improve your studio tools or itching to get more creative, now’s the perfect time to take advantage of iZotope’s multi-product bundles, with extra-special holiday pricing through December 31st.
- Creative Bundle $499 USD – Celebrate great savings by getting Stutter Edit, Iris+7, Trash 2 and two Trash Expansions all at once. Ideal for inspiring new directions in music and sound design (and for creative destruction of the end result), the Creative Bundle will revolutionize your sound, again and again and again.
- Mix & Master Bundle $349 USD – Polish your sound with iZotope’s Mix & Master Bundle. Includes Alloy 2 and Ozone 5.
- Studio Bundle $399 USD – Polish your sound and sweeten your vocals with the Studio Bundle. Includes Alloy 2, Ozone 5 and Nectar 2.
- Studio & Repair Bundle $549 USD – Arm your studio for success with iZotope’s Studio & Repair Bundle. Includes Alloy 2, Ozone 5, Nectar 2 and RX 3.
- Studio & Repair Bundle with RX 3 Advanced $999 USD – Get advanced repair tools with the Advanced Studio & Repair Bundle. Includes Alloy 2, Ozone 5, Nectar 2 and RX 3 Advanced.
Offers valid through December 31st, 2013.
More information: iZotope / iZotope Bundles
New Sonic Arts has announced its Christmas Sale, offering a 45% discount on its products for a limited time.
Granite’s unique sound engine melds a state-of-the-art granular processor, an innovative modulation system and a range of grain-level FX, resulting in a degree of musicality not achieved before with granular synthesis.
Nuance proudly stands out against the crowd of complex and cumbersome samplers. In contrast, Nuance’s streamlined and intuitive approach will boost your productivity, while the vast modulation and FX possibilities will inspire you to create new sounds – fast.
Granite and Nuance for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) are 39 EUR / $49 USD each, until December 31st, 2013.
More information: New Sonic Arts