Tone2 Audiosoftware has announced the release of Electra2, a major upgrade to its ElectraX synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
Electra2 offers a large range of new features and enhancements. Like a comfortable patch browser to give you an instant overview of all available categories and sounds.
16 new effects, a sample editor, Physical Modeling synthesis, 5 new filter types, enhanced sound quality, improved user interface and a huge number of further enhancements.
Electra2 breathes new life into the term “synthesizer workstation”. With its powerful and sonically versatile approach to audio production, it provides you with truly outstanding new sounds. Electra2 is ready for any type of music you play!
New in Electra2
- Over 700 additional patches with over 1500 sounds.
- Completely reworked all factory sounds.
- Comfortable patch browser.
- Sample editor.
- Physical modeling synthesis.
- 16 new effects.
- 5 new filters.
- 236 additional waveforms.
- Enhanced sound quality.
- New graphics.
- Better user interface.
- Enhanced performance.
- A huge number of further new features and enhancements.
- Electra2 is downward compatible with the previous version.
Electra2 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for 149 EUR/$189 USD.
ElectraX users can upgrade for 79 EUR/$89 USD, and Electra2 is also available as part of the new Electra2 Big Bundle (incl. wavetable expansion + 9 soundsets) for 299 EUR/$399 USD. Prices incl. VAT.
More information: Tone2 / Electra2
Image-Line has announced an update to its Mac OS X VST plugins.
Mac OS X VST plugins – Alpha 5 is now available so users can Alpha test Harmor, Sytrus, Maximus and Gross Beat native OS X, 32 Bit, VST plugins.
Changes in Alpha 5
- General: FL-style menus instead of slow OS X menus.
- General: UI-responsiveness improved (previously it could be hard to click on checkboxes etc.)
- Harmor/Sytrus: Fixed preset compatibility issues (3rd party presets).
- Harmor: Visual feedback panel can be now shown.
- Harmor: About panel can be now shown.
The new alpha is available to download now for registered Image-Line users.
More information: Image-Line / Mac OS X VST plugins (Alpha)
ToneBytes has launched Birds Noise, a plug-in that the sound and atmosphere of alive nature to your recordings: birdsongs, bird trills, twittering, chirping etc.
The purpose of the plug-in is to add sounds produced by birds such as nightingales, sparrows, crows, thrushes, larks, starlings, goldfinches, siskins and many other in their natural habitat.
Birds Noise features
- 3 slots in which different noise profiles can be mixed to produce complex and variable birds noise environments.
- Embedded equalizer allows to either emphasize or mute those parts of the noise profile you want. The features of the equalizer are selected in such a way that it keeps its use of noise sounding natural.
- 32 of Factory presets based on 21 of birds noise profile.
- Built-in preset manager makes it easy to save the settings and quickly access them or share them with other Birds Noise users.
- VST automation and full MIDI Learning are supported.
The plug-in is available for Windows (VST), priced at $20 USD / 15 EUR.
More information: ToneBytes / Birds Noise
Rob Papen has announced an update to the BLUE-II synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
We have an update available for BLUE-II. With a great new soundbank by www.app-sound.com
New in BLUE-II
- New/updated banks:
- 06 Sequence Sounds 01 (a few)
- 08 Synth Sounds 02 (a few)
- 12 DubStep 01 (a few)
- 16 JoMal 03 (several new ones)
- 16 JoMal 04 (several new ones)
- 16 Spheric Motion 1 (whole new bank by app-sound.com)
- 99 examples (updated some FM presets, removing the drift)
The update is available now to BLUE-II users. BLUE-II is available for purchase for 149 EUR / $179 USD.
More information: Rob Papen / BLUE-II
Native Instruments has launched Komplete Frenzy, a time-limited sales special, offering customers considerable savings on the acclaimed production bundles Komplete 9 and Komplete 9 Ultimate during the course of two months.
KOMPLETE 9 is the latest edition of Native Instruments’ world-class production and performance suite, including all essential KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects such as MASSIVE, KONTAKT 5, and GUITAR RIG 5 PRO. Plus standout additions like the MONARK monosynth and the enormous sound of THE GIANT piano.
Revered for the magnitude of its quality and variety, KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE contains a stunning 65 products and over 370 GB of sound – the entire range of KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects (at the time of release) on an external hard drive. In addition to products included in KOMPLETE 9, it also contains ACTION STRINGS, ABBEY ROAD VINTAGE DRUMMER, DAMAGE, REVERB CLASSICS and many more.
During the sale Komplete 9 is available for $399/399 EUR/£339 GBP, Komplete 9 Ultimate is $699 USD/699 EUR/£579 GBP. The Komplete Frenzy ends midnight (CET) August 31st, 2014.
More information: Native Instruments / Komplete Frenzy
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Toontrack has announced Superior Summer, a limited time sale on the Superior Drummer virtual drum instrument and SDX expansion libraries.
July is the perfect month to explore the wonderful world of Superior Drummer 2.0. And if you don’t want to lock yourself down in the studio – remember that it runs stand-alone. Get your sun chair out and make some music!
The sale ends July 31st, 2014.
More information: Toontrack
Saltline has announced that version 1.0.1 of its ADHDidi additive synthesizer is available for free download from its Facebook page for a limited time.
Created for facebook fans as a thanks for their feedback and support, ADHDidi is an additive synthesizer comprising of 16 sine waves tuned to different frequencies (fundamental plus the first 15 harmonics).
All you need to do to get your hands on this synth is like our facebook page. ADHDidi will be available through July and August 2014.
Changes in ADHDidi v1.0.1
- More waveforms.
- Extra filter.
- Extensive modulation matrix.
The plug-in is available available to download for those who “Like” the Saltline Facebook.
More information: Saltline