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Complex releases Detailed Machinery for Aalto

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Detailed Machinery

Complex has released Detailed Machinery, a soundset for the Aalto virtual modular synthesizer by Madrona Labs.

Detailed Machinery is about futuristic sounds, unpredictable rhythms, metallic drums, randomized bells & electronic devices.

My intention is that you rise up your creativity with the analog and variable nature of this Aalto soundset.

Detailed Machinery features

  • 128 patches for Aalto (mlpreset format).
  • 2 main categories, self play rhythms and one shot drums.
  • Uses modulation wheel to transform sounds.
  • All volumes are normalized.
  • Includes guided installation in pdf and txt format.

The soundset is available to purchase for 10 EUR. A free demo bank (8 patches) can be downloaded from the product page.

More information: Complex / Detailed Machinery

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Madrona Labs updates Aalto to v1.4

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Madrona Labs Aalto

Madrona Labs has released version 1.4 of its Aalto semi-modular, patchable synthesizer for Windows and Mac.

This new version offers compatibility improvements, as well as over 100 new presets, improved integration with the Soundplane, and several features requested by users like you.

Changes in Aalto v1.4

  • Over 100 new presets.
  • KEY module now recognizes MIDI sustain messages.
  • Fixed LFO self loop problem.
  • SEQ: quantize now snaps to current scale in KEY module.
  • Touches over OSC / Soundplane are now quantized on release.
  • Fixed problem scanning MIDI programs in MainStage.
  • Fixed possible crash with preset menu in MainStage.
  • Fixed unison mode for OSC / Soundplane.
  • Fixed zipper noise in OSC / Soundplane input.
  • Fixed possible OSC-related crash in Ableton Live.
  • Fixed a problem with OSC / Soundplane input when UI was not open.
  • Fixed a problem loading presets with default tuning.
  • Fixed a problem where window could become stuck after maximizing.

Aalto for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) costs $99 USD. The update is free for all current Aalto owners.

More information: Madrona Labs / Aalto

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Complex releases free Musicbox soundset for Aalto

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Complex Musicbox for Aalto

Complex has announced Musicbox, a free soundset for the Aalto modular software synthesizer by Madrona Labs.

It was a great fun do this soundset because Aalto is a unpredictable and powerful instrument. Sometimes I was having in mind one concrete sound, but patching one cable to the wrong place have unexpected and surprising effects!

Due to the architecture of this synth I decided to do a section of Machines and a section of Sounds, these to sections are very random and unpredictable. The section of Percussions is full of Buchla like sounds, very innovative drums here.

This soundset have my personal revolutionary taste, I use this sounds in my music and sound designs.

Musicbox features

  • 83 patches for Aalto:
    • 20 “Machines” patches.
    • 27 “Sounds” patches.
    • 19 “Percussions” patches.
    • 17 “Keys” patches.

The soundset is a free download.

More information: Complex / Musicbox

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Beat offers free Special Edtion of Aalto Solo semi-modular synth

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Aalto Solo Beat Special Edition

Beat is offering a free copy of the Aalto Solo software synthesizer by Madrona Labs at its Facebook page.

Der Aalto Solo aus der Feder von Madrona-Labs-Mastermind Randy Jones entpuppt sich als ganz besonderer Klangerzeuger, der seine Stärken bei experimentellen Sounds und Modulations-Orgien ausspielt. Dass er sich dafür intern fast nach Belieben neu „verdrahten“ lässt, setzt der Kreativität kaum Grenzen. Mit Oszillator und nachfolgendem Waveguide gelingen charismatische Sounds; Hüllkurven, LFO, Filter und Sequenzer runden die Klangformung ab.

Aalto Solo is a one voice version of the Aalto semi-modular software synthesizer with an innovative, patchable UI, distinctive sounds, and a charming personality.

The Beat Special Edition of Aalto Solo is available to download for its Facebook fans

More information: Beat

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Madrona Labs updates Aalto to v1.3.2

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Madrona Labs Aalto

Madrona Labs has updated its Aalto patchable synthesizer for Mac and Windows to version 1.3.2.

Aalto is a semi-modular software synthesizer with an innovative, patchable UI, distinctive sounds, and a charming personality.

Changes in Aalto v1.3.2

  • Added new patch save features:
    • Quick save as version.
    • Save (over existing).
    • Revert to saved.
  • Added revert to saved via MIDI (program change 128).
  • Fixed sync problems in sequencer.
  • Fixed signal viewer cold startup in UI.
  • Restored bipolar dials in UI.

Aalto for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $99 USD.

More information: Madrona Labs / Aalto

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Fingermarks releases Drone Machines for Aalto

Madrona Labs Aalto

Stephen Wey of Fingermarks has introduced Drone Machines, a soundset for the Aalto virtual modular software synthesizer by Madrona Labs.

This bank of 85 presets for MadronaLabs Buchla inspired Aalto synthesiser is comprised largely of self generating sounds that drift and evolve slowly (somewhat like Metaphysical Function but synthesised, not based on samples).

These are not typical “bread and butter” sounds but mostly subtle sounds that invite quiet contemplation or that create droning, shifting, walls of soundscape. Most can just be left to run, others can also be played using the keys and will interact with the player. There are also a few pads and bell-like sounds as well. Several sounds also have more than one variation.

The soundset is available at a “pay-what-you-like” price, with a minimum of $5 USD.

More information: Fingermarks / Drone Machines

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Madrona Labs updates Aalto synthesizer plugin to v1.3

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Madrona Labs has introduced version 1.3.0 of its Aalto semi-modular synthesizer for Windows and Mac.

The 1.3 release of Aalto, the patchable synthesizer from Madrona Labs, is now available. With its innovative UI, distinctive sounds, and unique personality, Aalto is designed to help you make expressive new sounds with ease.

Veteran producers, modular fanatics, and neophytes alike have been praising Aalto for its sound quality and usability since its release. Now, in response to a year of user feedback and extensive testing, Aalto 1.3 has many new features and a few important bug fixes.

Madrona Labs Aalto
Aalto is a semi-modular software synthesizer with an innovative, patchable UI, distinctive sounds, and a charming personality.

Changes in Aalto v1.3.0

  • Redesigned, rewritten, vector-based, smoothly resizeable UI.
  • DSP optimizations.
  • Fixed key stealing in Ableton Live.
  • Fixed Fxpansion RTAS wrapper compatibility .
  • Improved dial / mouse wheel ballistics.
  • Fixed Logic noise burst bug of doom.
  • Sync by ratios to host sequencer.
  • Soundplane/t3d support over with auto-detect MIDI/OSC switch.
  • Added MIDI program change automation.
  • Store window location / num / anim prefs with saved data, not patch.
  • Fix startup / shutdown issues affecting Max/MSP, Reaper.
  • KEY: added two MIDI modulation outputs.
  • KEY: rearranged knobs for Soundplane/t3d switch .
  • SEQ: added random sequence button.
  • SEQ: added steps signal input.
  • SEQ: allow fine delay time changes in steps of 0.1.
  • ENV: increased attack, decay ranges.
  • ENV2: added delay, attack signal inputs.
  • LFO: add level signal input.
  • OSCILLATOR: fix linear pitch input range.
  • Patcher: fixed sticky signal displays.
  • Patcher: display bipolar signals as absolute.

Aalto for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $99 USD. Aalto 1.3 is a free upgrade for licensed Aalto owners.

More information: Madrona Labs / Aalto

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