Tronsonic has announced Micro packs, a new range of sample libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Tronsonic Detroit Hammond Mikcro pack for NI Kontakt.
These can be seen as extra ‘tape banks’, in the same way for example that the mellotron has it’s own range, though of course these are virtual (the original samples however have all been recorded to different varieties of tape at some point).
The interface enables full control over how ‘damaged’ you’d like the tape to sound, as well as how expressive the instrument is – having controls over velocity, velocity to filter cutoff and adsr envelopes.
There is a constantly running tape machine behind the scenes, with the ‘degrader’ allowing you precise control over how much you’d like the tape to be damaged, via volume, tone or pitch. The ‘warble’ generator is completely randomized, so no damage will ever sound the same, and can give you instant ‘Boards of Canada’ type sounds, should you wish.
Tronsonic Micro packs
Detroit Hammond – Moody damaged 7th chords from the Hammond m100.
Electric Harpsichord – Harpsichord preset from the Farfisa 110pro 1970′s portable organ.
DubDrum 141 – 16 variations of a beat from the Hammond auto-vari64 drum machine, dubbed out through 2 daisy-chained wem copicat tape delays. Tempo at 70.5/141 bpm.
The Micro packs are available to purchase for £1.99 GBP each.
IK Multimedia has launched a Krazy Deal for its SampleTron virtual instrument for Windows and Mac.
IK Krazy Deal is back in session! Whether your from the old school or the new class, this deal has got you covered. From July 31 to August 7, save 85% on SampleTron – a virtual instrument made for many styles from hip hop to electronic to classic rock and offers some of the most unique musically useful tones you can imagine.
Use coupon code: CLASS13 on the IK online store to get 17 rare, collectible instruments in one easy-to-use workstation for only $29.99/€24.99.
Not only will you save 85%, but you’ll also get a minimum of 19 JamPoints from IK’s Reward Points Program. 1 point equals $1/EUR1 in the IK Store! This deal will save you even more with other IK products like SampleTank, Sonik Synth, T-RackS 3 plus many others.
SampleTron is a virtual instrument that combines the authentic recreation of “Tron” sounds such as Mellotrons, Chamberlins, and Optigans with the powerful editing and playback features of the SampleTank engine.
The SampleTron is available to purchase for $29.99 USD / 24.99 EUR (85% off regular) until August 7th, 2012. Use coupon code CLASS13 at checkout.
GForce Software has released Re-Tron, a Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.
Re-Tron for Reason is based on GForce Software’s M-Tron Pro instrument.
Remaining faithful to the 35 note 8 second limitation of the original instrument, Re-Tron gives you direct access to 25 premium tape banks from the original British Mellotron® manufacturer and makers of the magnificent M4000, Streetly Electronics.
Use Re-Tron either as straightforward playback device for these iconic sounds, or, via the dual-layer and comprehensive editing features, create your own bespoke, hybrid ‘tron patches which inject all the character from days gone by without the expense of owning and maintaining an original instrument.
Based on the multi-award winning M-Tron Pro, Re-Tron offers several unique features, including several tape banks that have never previously been released in any digital format, as well as the back-panel Modulation Inputs & Outputs and CV Gate control that Reason affords.
35 Notes of ‘tron goodness.
Tape half speed.
Dual Layer capability for mixing sounds.
Comprehensive synthesis section for each layer.
Multimode filter for each layer.
Global Delay and Ensemble Effects.
Flexible back panel routing providing a raft of cross-modulation options.
Twenty five exclusive ‘Tron tape banks: Cello, Choir (8 Voice Mixed), Church Organ, Clarinet, Combined Choir, Electric Guitar, Female Choir, Flute, French Horn, GC3 Brass, Glock & Bells, Lowrey & Leslie, M300B Violins, M400 Vibes, Male Choir, Mandolin, Miller Brass, Orchestra, Piano, Pump Organ, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Violins, Wineglass, Woodwind.
The Re-Tron Rack Extension is available from Propellerhead for the introductory price of 59 EUR/$75 USD.
Tronsonics has released Stoner Planet T, a sample library which contains a single set of samples from the Hohner Pianet T electric piano.
Recorded to worn tape on vintage equipment to emulate the distinctive Mellotron character, the piano has been overdriven through a 1960s valve pre-amp.
This pack contains over 40 imaginary 70s inspired preset instruments for Kontakt 4.2.3 or later, with the emphasis on modulation (from phasers, autowah and delay to ramped lfos triggered with the modulation wheel).
The Stoner Planet sample library is available to purchase for £9.99 GBP (£8.99 GBP for registered members and £4.99 GBP for students).
GForce Software has released The Streetly Tapes – Vol 1, an expansion pack for the M-Tron Pro virtual mellotron instrument.
The Streetly Tapes – Vol 1 Expansion Pack for M-Tron Pro contains 24 tape banks curated from the original EMI tape-based ‘Tron archive by John Bradley and Martin Smith and made available for the first time exclusively to M-Tron Pro users.
Transferred via the Mellotronics Skellotron, this unique expansion pack provides the last word in authenticity and is an essential add-on for the award winning M-Tron Pro, the definitive ‘Tron-centric plug-in instrument.
The Streetly Tapes Vol 1 features
A GForce Software and Streetly Electronics collaboration.
Tape banks from the original UK ‘Tron masters.
Derived from original EMI tape-stock.
24 carefully curated sounds for M-Tron Pro.
35 notes per tape bank.
Exclusively available via download – 600MB.
100s of patches, many from luminaries including Dean and Jarrod (I Monster) & Paul Godfrey (Morecheeba).
The Streetly Tapes – Vol 1 is available to purchase for £59.99 GBP (incl. VAT).