Korg has introduced the volca Keys lead synthesizer, volca Bass synthesizer and volca Beats rhythm machine, three true-analog synthesizers with built-in sequencers to generate the ultimate analog leads, basses, and rhythms.
The volca series lets you create a diverse array of fat sounds that can only be obtained from an analog synthesizer.
Following in the footsteps of the monotron, monotribe, and MS-20 Mini analog synthesizers, Korg announces the volca series. volca is a new lineup of EDM production tools comprised of three distinct models: the volca Keys lead synthesizer, the volca Bass synthesizer, and the volca Beats rhythm machine. These powerful and fun-to-use true-analog devices deliver a diverse array of fat sounds that can be obtained only from an analog synthesizer.
Each is also equipped with sequencing/recording capabilities for intuitively generating performances. Multiple volcas can be used in tandem via the vintage-style sync in/out, and with your favorite DAW software or MIDI keyboard via MIDI In. Battery operation and built-in speakers mean that you can conveniently play anywhere and anytime.
These are the next-generation analog synthesizers, bringing you the ultimate sounds and grooves with ease and depth. Whether used together or by themselves, the volca series is poised to inject true analog power into any performance or studio setup!
Wave Alchemy has announced a free taster pack of the upcoming Synth Drums, a sample library featuring drum sounds from vintage synthesizers.
Imagine taking ten of the most sought-after vintage synthesizers in history, synthesizing hundreds of drum sounds with each instrument and processing each of these sounds individually using a carefully thought out high-end signal chain and you are getting a little closer to understanding the concept of our forthcoming Synth Drums sample library…
What synths have we used you might ask? Here is a list of the instruments used to create the raw source material for Synth Drums:
Roland Jupiter 8, Roland System-100 (101, 102, 104), Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2, Sequential Circuits Pro One, Korg MS-20, ARP Odyssey MK1, Moog Minimoog Model D, Oberheim OB8, Roland Juno 106, Roland SH-09.
When complete (soon!) Synth Drums will contain thousands of unique, 100% original synthesized drum hits and percussive samples. We wanted the library to be as flexible as possible, and so we have decided to include all of the unprocessed synthesized source material, as well as expertly processed versions of each and every drum sound (including analogue tape and vinyl variations)!
The free Synth Drums taster pack includes 200 processed drum sounds taken directly from the forthcoming library. The full Synth Drums Collection is scheduled for release in mid-April.
App Sound has released Synth Circle, a collection of patches for the Mono/Poly software synthesizer by Korg.
This bank, with the focus on contemporary synth sounds, shows the power of the Mono/Poly: Wave Sequencing simulation by using all 4 oscillators, filter and wavetable-like sweeps, wobbling synths, disharmonic sounds via X-Mod and deep wide pads. You will notice the creative use of the Virtual Patch section and the easy sound control via modulation wheel. There are a lot of programs with a good playability by using an external MIDI keyboard.
Synth Circle is a powerful extension for your Korg Mono/Poly with big fat classical sounds as well as trendy presets like wobbling basses and inspiring rhythmical arpeggios and motions, offering a different sound aesthetic as demonstrated by the factory voicing of the Korg Mono/Poly.
Synth Circle features
128 programs are designed by Matthias Sauer using Mono/Poly Ver. 1.0.4.
Includes 49 x Arp/Seq, 14 x SE/Complex, 12 x Lead, 12 x Pads, 11 x Bass and programs of the category Synth Hard/Soft, Motion and Key/Pluck.
Extra: 17 drum loops (WAV) for using with your DAW.
The soundset is available to purchase for the introductory price of 9.99 EUR until March 31st, 2013 (regular 14.99 EUR).
Korg has announced that its Legacy Collection of plug-ins is now compatible with 64-bit operating systems.
We are pleased to announce that KORG Legacy Collection series is now available in 64-bit!
KORG’s Legacy Collection series, made up of legendary KORG synthesizers including MS-20, Polysix, Mono/Poly, WAVESTATION and M1, as well as MDE-X effects processor and LegacyCell will now work on the latest 64-bit DAWs.
The update is available to registered users as a free download.
Prime Loops has announced Vintage Machine Drums, a collectin of 3700+ drum one-shots sampled from some of the greatest analogue drum machines ever made.
Bouncing off the walls trying to find a fresh new drum sound? The search is over – “Vintage Machine Drums” brings you one-shots from some of the sickest machines in history, as well as claps, taps and traps from today’s hottest digital machines!
Packing a mammoth, 3,700+ drum hits, lovingly sampled from such coveted machines as the Airbase, Microkorg, Nord Modular, Polyvox, EMX, Wavestation and many, many more, this is the last set of drum one-shots you’ll need for decades to come!
The sample library is available to purchase for £39.95 GBP.
Korg has announced the Wavedrum Global Edition, a dynamic percussion synthesizer with a full complement of world-class sounds.
The Global Edition boasts the largest palette of cutting-edge sounds of any Wavedrum to date, featuring sought-after percussion sounds from around the world, a major boost in the quality of each sound, and dramatic improvements in usability.
Wavedrum Global Edition contains 60 percussion models that are driven by on-board transducer microphones which – when combined with its real drum head – offer a remarkably realistic playing experience. Whether accessing go-to sounds or imaginative sonic textures, players will experience dynamics and response that are unparalleled in the electronic percussion realm. Each program also has sounds available on the durable powder-coated aluminum rim for even more performance possibilities. For those who wish to dig deeper into the potential of Wavedrum Global, all programs – both head and rim – are highly editable.
In addition to conventional drum sounds such as snares and toms; popular percussion instruments such as cajon, djembe, conga, and tabla; as well as metallic percussion such as cowbell and triangle, the Wavedrum Global Edition also provides exotic ethnic instruments and percussion sounds from all over the world, both ancient and modern. For example, it allows users to instantly experience the udu, a clay pot percussion instrument; the jegog, a bamboo marimba from the island of Bali; the talking drum of Africa; Arabic percussion such as the darbuka and daf; plus gongs that would require massive setups. There’s also a vast selection of stringed instruments, such as sitar, koto, and berimbau. For each sound, the Wavedrum Global Edition provides a faithful re-creation of the original, as well as new expressive potential that’s unavailable from any other instrument. It also enables users to easily play percussion instruments that would normally take years to master.
Wavedrum Global Edition places an emphasis on offering newly-enhanced acoustic instruments such as snare, djembe, and conga. It also provides a rich assortment of Latin American and African instruments, such as the balafon, shekere, and dundunba, as well as the Japanese taiko drum. A full complement of sound effects and electronic sounds are included, further broadening performance potential. Additionally, there are sounds for creating cutting-edge electronic dance music styles such as dubstep and moombahton.
While the Wavedrum Global Edition can be enjoyed by playing the sounds alone, it offers special features that provide the ability for users to jam along for fun or for practice. Included are 140 loop phrases from various musical genres that can be used during practice. The AUX input can be used to mix in the signal from any audio source–CD, MP3 player, or even an additional Wavedrum for double conga-style setups. Using the headphone output allows for private or late-night practice without disturbing others.
Portable, compact, and lightweight, Wavedrum Global Edition lets players bring an arsenal of stunningly accurate percussion sounds anywhere. Place it on an ordinary snare drum stand, Korg’s extended-height stand (ST-WD), or even a table. It can be played as a stand-alone instrument or added to any electronic or acoustic drum kit. It can also add an instrumental element to a DJ performance or keyboard rig.
The Korg Wavedrum Global Edition will be available March 2013 for a street price of $599 USD.