PlugInGuru has announced the release of MegaWav Epic and MegaWav Evil, two new patch libraries for the Serum wavetable based synthesizer instrument from Xfer Records.
These libraries were created jointly by John “Skippy” Lehmkuhl and Seth Norman – and while originally this was going to be a single library, we both created a lot of really cool patches and decided to create 2 libraries for Serum at one time!
So what’s the difference between Epic and Evil? In a nutshell:
- MegaWav Epic is aimed at EDM/Pop Music and the BPM patches generally have a 4-on-the-floor flavor.
- MegaWav Evil is aimed at DubStep/BroStep/Bass Music and the BPM patches match these musical styles very well.
Every one of the 200 patches has all 4 Macro knobs and the Modulation wheel assigned to do serious sonic damage to the sound in interesting ways. This added programming takes a lot of time that most libraries ignore (because the programmers are lazy). PlugInGuru has NEVER ignored this and always programmed every patch in every library to use all real-time controls to manipulate the sounds.
The packs are available for the introductory price of $27 USD each until December 1st, 2014 (regular $30 USD); the bundle of both is $50 USD (regular $60 USD).
More information: PlugInGuru / MegaWav Epic & MegaWav Evil
PlugInGuru has launched Rotten Razor, a new soundset for the Razor synthesizer instrument by Native Instruments.
This is the second library that John “Skippy” Lehmkuhl has created for Razor. The first library, Evil Razor consisted of 72 patches and a 45 minute video tutorial on how Razor works.
Rotten Razor does not include a video – instead there are 115 patches in total that are primed for all sorts of EDM, Dance, Pop and even Film music.
Rotten Razor features
- 11 Aggressive synth basses.
- 15 Synths.
- 8 Leads.
- 5 Bells.
- 61 BPM Sync’d Wobble Basses, Rhythmic Basses, Pads and Polyphonic Synth patches.
- Included a Reaktor 5 .SSF file that allows a user to create a pull-down bank and (after loading the .SSF), access the patches just like the other banks of patches in Razor’s patch directories.
The soundset is available to purchase for $30 USD. Requires Reaktor 5.9.0 and Razor 1.5 (or higher).
More information: PlugInGuru / Rotten Razor
PlugInGuru has released Toxic FM8, a soundset for the FM8 software synthesizer by Native Instruments.
71 High Octane inspired patches for FM8 of the likes you’ve never heard before…… Aggressive | Expressive!
From Insane Wobbles, Pitch Drops, Squelches and Shortys to ÜBER dark dub basses with rhythmic motion, this is a library like NOTHING that has come before it.
FM8 is considered one of the toughest synthesizers to program and in his second library, John “Skippy” Lehmkuhl has studied closely many of the inspiring sounds coming from todays music and injected them into FM8 with tricks galore to make getting Mind Blowing dance tracks will help define you as a unique new artist.
Toxic FM8 features
- 71 patches: 29 Synth Basses, 28 Synth Leads, 6 SFX patches, 5 Synth Pads, an Optimized Init Patch, A Distorted Synth Bell Patch, Incredible Ambient Dub E.Piano Patch.
- 1 Hour and 2 min video tutorial covering:
- How to Install the patches.
- Optimizing FM8.
- EZ Edit Power!
- Step by Step making Aggressive bass patch and then making a Wobble version of the same bass.
- Requires Native Instruments FM8 v1.2 or later.
Toxic FM8 is available to purchase for $30 USD.
More information: PlugInGuru / Toxic FM8
PlugInGuru has released Power Pack for Massive, a collection of sounds for Native Instruments Massive.
A total of 80 AWESOME sounding patches for Massive made by Skippy that use all of the tools Massive offers huge booming basses, pristine beautiful bells, “BPM” Tempo Sync’d patches, lush bright and warm synth pads, aggressive fast synth patches, unique lead synth patches, SFX patches, Guitar, Keyboard and Wind patches to round out the Power Pack !
Every program also has a set of 8 Real-Time performance knobs. Skippy spent a HUGE amount of time dialing these knobs to make each patch able to MORPH into thousands of variations. The Power of MASSIVE comes not only from the engine but how by how easy it is to WARP a sound into something completely different that what you started with…… This Power Pack is SO MUCH MORE than just a bunch of new basic presets !!
This POWER PACK will take MASSIVE to the TOP of your short list of must use Virtual Instruments !!
Power Pack for Massive is available to purchase for $39 USD. A free demo bank featuring 12 patches is available to download from the product page.
More information: PlugInGuru / Power Pack for Massive