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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
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.
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
Tone2 Audiosoftware has released version 2.1 of FireBird, a free synthesizer instrument for Windows.
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
Producer duo Hinton & Fairchild has released Bigroomkix Synth, a free kick drum/percussion instrument for Windows.
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
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).
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
Dmitry Sches has launched a limited time sale on Diversion, a synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
Diversion is a versatile, high quality software synthesizer, designed for use in any genre of professional electronic music production.
Diversion takes the full advantage of modern processors to bring you the perfect sound quality that fits standards of hardware synthesizers.
Diversion is available for purchase for $89 USD (ex. VAT) until August 22nd, 2014.
More information: Dmitry Sches / Diversion
discoDSP has announced a Summer Sale on the Discovery synthesizer instrument for Windows, Mac and Linux.
We are running a special Summer Sale for our Discovery synthesizer with a 44% discount until September 15.
More information: discoDSP