Of course we will add the updated bank in the next version of BLUE-II, but you already can download this bank and you can also enjoy the great presentation from Matthias Sauer, demoing the presets here at YouTube
Around the web there are already some great reviews of BLUE-II: check them out
Blue II is available for purchase for 149 EUR/$179 USD. The plug-in is also included in the eXplorer III bundle, which is available at a 15% discount through January.
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).
Rob Papen has released version 1.0.1 of Punch, a virtual drum and percussion instrument for Windows and Mac.
Punch punched its way into today’s contemporary studios at the end of May!
And now we have Punch 1.0.1 for you with great new presets/grooves and cool new features!
Changes in Punch v1.0.1
Drum preset manager screen, which can found in the bank manager screen, this allows you to quickly put together drum kits, and has the ability to find drum presets and to preview drum preset via right mouse button clicking.
Sample drag & drop into the sample file display, for the 8 sample pads.
Pattern midi export, via the right click menu in the pattern screen / menu in the pattern file screen.
Mouse scrollwheel for knobs, sliders & scroll bars, for those hosts which allows mouse scrollwheel controls.
Big screen mode, which is 40% bigger (selectable at back panel).
Greatly increased pattern playback accuracy, it’s now sample accurate.
Allows you to set the channel output in the mixer screen.
Added drum sync range , so you can sync to 1/16 , 1/8 .. notes.
Other small bug fixes.
Compatible with Mac Lion (OS-X 10.7)
New banks & drumpresets.
New cool 3rd party banks by artist Ton Driessens (Ecompositeur bank) and sound designer Matthias Sauer (www.app-sound.com).
Punch is available to purchase for €149 EUR incl. VAT / $179 USD.