UVI has announced the release of 4 free presets from their latest library Digital Synsations.
Digital Synsations includes over 500 presets expertly programmed on a fully restored Yamaha SY77, Korg M1, Roland D50 and Ensoniq VFX‚ used by many of the greats including Depeche Mode, The Cure, Pet Shop Boys, Vangelis, Brian Eno, Toto, 808 State, Jean Michael Jarre and more.
If you’re looking for a new take on the 90′s sound or just some new classic synth inspiration then look no further.
The demo pack is a free download. The presets can be auditioned without the use of iLok.
More information: UVI / Digital Synsations
Sonic Charge has released version 3.1 of its Microtonic drum and percussion synthesizer combined with a pattern based drum-machine engine.
It is a free upgrade (as usual) and to many people the most interesting news is probably 64-bit compatibility. It also features new MIDI controlling possibilities (including pattern edits via MIDI CC) and a beautiful new skin with spacier layout and crispier pixels.
Changes in Microtonic v3.1
- First fully 64-bit compatible version.
- Supports MIDI CC out for updating MIDI controllers with current parameter values.
- Supports MIDI CC for mutes as well as MIDI keys.
- Supports using MIDI CC to perform pattern edits.
- Drum patches that are loaded from factory preset folders are now referenced to with relative file paths meaning that it will be easier to use the drum patch browser to change patches in factory presets.
- Signed packages on Mac OS X.
- Name of DLL’s changed from MicroTonic(Multi)VST.dll to Microtonic(Multi).dll only. Name of plugin is Microtonic from now on, not µTonic or MicroTonic. Logotype is still µTONIC.
- Fixed a bug where MIDI events occurring simultaneously would be processed in incorrect order, e.g. a note with 100% legato could stop the next note with its note off event.
- Max length of program name reported to host is 64 characters.
- De-initializes and releases all resources when last instance is removed from project.
- Updated to latest support libraries. Lots of minor stability and compatibility improvements.
- In the file browser, drum patches are previewed on the individual outputs that they will load into.
- Supports automatic online registration through Sonic Charge Authenticator.
- New skin. Bigger. Beautifuller. Spacier. Space is the future.
Microtonic for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $99 USD ex. VAT.
More information: Sonic Charge / Microtonic
Big Tick Audio has released version 2.12 of Rhino, a hybrid FM synthesizer for Windows and Mac.
Our virtual synthesizer is used by thousands of professional musicians all over the world.
Download the free trial and find out why.
Changes in Rhino v2.12
- 64-bit AU and VST.
- Standalone mode on Mac & PC.
- Undo / Redo editing.
- Improved drag / drop support.
- Simplified registration (just drop the key file on the info page).
Rhino for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) costs $99 USD.
More information: Big Tick Audio / Rhino
Arturia has updated the Oberheim SEM V to version 1.1.6 and Wurlitzer-V virtual electric piano to version 1.0.5.
These free updates bring performance, stability, and MIDI improvements to two of Arturia’s most popular Analog Classics, the Oberheim SEM V and Wurlitzer-V, respectively released to critical acclaim in 2011 and 2012. The best just got a whole lot better!
Oberheim SEM V and Wurlitzer-V are available as downloads for 99 EUR/$99 USD each, or as boxed versions for 119 EUR/$129 USD.
More information: Arturia
New Sonic Arts has released version 1.1 of its Nuance sample-player instrument plugin for Windows and Mac.
Nuance’s streamlined and intuitive approach will boost your productivity, while the limitless modulation possibilities will inspire you to create new sounds – fast.
The 1.1 update extends the FX section with 4 x FX slots and a choice of 8 x high-quality algorithms.
The algorithms include analog modelled filters, dynamics processing, and a suite of texturising effects, such as BitDepth and Frequency Shifting.
Nuance for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) costs 70 EUR. Until May 31st, 2013, the bundle of Nuance and Granite is available for 70 EUR.
More information: New Sonic Arts / Nuance
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on May 16, 2013
AIR Music Technology has announced the release of its Vacuum Pro polyphonic analog tube synthesizer and Loom modular additive synthesizer instruments for Windows and Mac.
Vacuum Pro goes beyond providing superior analog sound to recreate the vintage synthesizer experience.
Vacuum Pro is a polyphonic analog tube synthesizer that travels light-years beyond the original monophonic Vacuum, first developed by the AIR team as part of the Pro Tools® Creative Collection from Avid®. Loom is an entirely new modular additive synthesizer. AIR Music Technology is the groundbreaking developer of acclaimed industry-standard virtual instruments and audio processing tools.
Loom uses an efficient and effective modular design to create complex sounds quickly and easily.
Both Vacuum Pro and Loom are highly intuitive in design and place few technical demands on the user, delivering a more inspiring and creative experience. Each provides an array of sound-sculpting tools ranging from rapid, highly efficient sound creation to zeroing in on most intricate of sound design tasks. The unique and scalable workflow allows the creative potential of Vacuum Pro and Loom to continue to meet the musician’s needs as they evolve. Vacuum Pro and Loom will be available first in the VST and AU 64-bit formats, plus the RTAS 32-bit format. An AAX update is coming soon.
Both titles are available to purchase now, priced at $199.99 USD each.
More information: AIR Music Technology