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Cableguys updates Curve to v2.0.5

Cableguys Curve 2

Cableguys has announced version 2.0.5 of Curve, adding tons of new patches to its software synthesizer for Windows and Mac.

Curve 2.0.5 is out now. The new version fixes a bug with hanging notes (which could occur when switching presets or toggling mono/legato modes while playing multiple notes), and can can load all presets of Curve 2 CM. Simply hit “Sync” from within Curve 2.0.5 (demo of full version), get a coffee, and bit later Curve will contain more than 110 pages of presets!

This adds new quality patches by preset designers such as Michael Kastrup, Pluginguru, Xenos Soundworks and community designers Konrad, Earworm, EdT, to name a few.

Curve 2 (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for 119 EUR / $159 USD incl. VAT.

More information: Cableguys / Curve 2

Cableguys Curve 2 synthesizer released

Cableguys

Cableguys has announced the release of Curve 2, a software synthesizer with an irresistible waveform editor, huge sound library and slick interface.

Feed Curve’s oscillators, LFOs and envelopes with custom waveforms. For anything rhythmic from wobbles to FX loops and evolving pads. For broad oscillator timbres from deep basses to shrill, aggressive snarls.

A huge library will get you started, with quality presets by well-known preset designers such as Michael Kastrup, Pluginguru, Myagi, Xenos Soundworks, Soundsdevine, and hidden pearls from the Curve community.

Curve 2 provides completely new possibilities for experimentation and detailed tweaking, with a simple to use, immediate, slick interface.

Cableguys Curve 2
Curve 2 is ideal for both experimentation and detailed tweaking at an excellent sound quality.

Curve 2 features

  • Sound Features—aliasing-free oscillators with custom waveforms, noise generation and broad FM options. Waveform crossfades provide for changing timbres; a comprehensive unison mode delivers fat lead sounds, wide pads and massive sound. Drawable LFOs deliver everything from melodic and rhythmic patterns to dubstep wobbles and punishing bit-crushing effects. Flexible filter routing, a feature-rich mono mode plus legato and glide, are all designed for great depth of control.
  • Preset Library—a shared online database, providing a constant source of inspirational sound. Public preset sharing allows an ever-increasing number of great presets, public preset voting will help you manage the vast number of sounds, all from within the plugin. Curve ships with an excerpt of this ever-growing sound library. Macro knobs let you explore vast sound variations quickly, for quick access to those parameters that define the core of a sound.
  • Elegant Interface—shows everything important at a glance, featuring high contrasts and a fresh color scheme. Inbuilt MIDI assignment allows you to set up external MIDI controllers quickly.
  • The Curve Community—since the first beta of Curve 1.0, the Curve community has steered the synthesizer’s future by submitting feature requests, comments and bug reports, and by sharing presets. Curve 2 is the result of users submitting wishes and uploading great sounds.

Curve 2 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 99 EUR/$129 USD until November 1st, 2012 (regular 119 EUR/$159 USD). Curve 2 is free for anyone who purchased Curve or the Cableguys Bundle on or after December 12th, 2011. Upgrade pricing is 29 EUR/$39 USD.

More information: Cableguys / Curve 2

Michael Kastrup’s Oldskool + AFTERskool bundled: Zebra Skools Pack for u-he Zebra2

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u-he Zebra Skools Pack

u-he has announced the Zebra Skools Pack, a bundle of the previously released Oldskool and AFTERskool soundsets for the Zebra2 virtual wireless modular synthesizer.

Michael Kastrup’s Oldskool and Afterskool are now merged into the Zebra Skool Pack, with a better price tag.

Owners of Oldskool are upgraded to this automatically, they can download the new pack from the user area. Afterskool is still available in the user area, and anyone who bought Afterskool on June 1st 2012 or later will receive a 20$ coupon code.

The Zebra Skools Pack includes more than 600 outstanding, playable and lush sounding patches that cover decades of synthesizer & keyboard history.

Zebra Skools is available to purchase for $49 USD.

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Freshly Squeezed Samples releases Zebra Essential Collection Vol 1 & 2

Freshly Squeezed Samples Zebra Essential Collection

Freshly Squeezed Samples has released Zebra Essential Collection Volume 1 and 2, two soundsets for the Zebra software synthesizer by U-He.

Produced in collaboration with Dumitru Golban, Adam Szabo, Michael Kastrup, David Michael Sherlock and Toby Davy, Zebra Essential Collection Volume 1 includes 390 fully club orientated patches, covering a wide range of musical genres.

As with our other products, this soundset features a combination of new and original sounds and also recreations of popular signature sounds used by today’s top electronic dance music producers.

In collaboration with Serhiy Klimenkov, we are proud to present the second volume in our Zebra Essential Collection product range – Zebra Essential Collection Volume 2.

Containing 268 fully club orientated patches, covering a wide range of musical genres, Zebra Essential Collection Volume 2 holds no punches when it comes to fat basses, big room leads, solid plucks and inspiring sequences. We feel confident saying that these sounds will be staple choice in your productions for many years to come.

Zebra Essential Collection Vol 1 & 2 features

  • 100% royalty free.
  • 390 patches / 268 patches, sorted into well-defined categories.
  • All patches are rooted (C3) and volume normalized.
  • Sound set provided in native U-He Zebra file format for easy work flow and sequencer integration.
  • Chart and club proven patches – ready to play.
  • Careful FX usage for a straight out the box useable sound.

Zebra Essential Collection Volume 1 is available to purchase for £52 GBP, Volume 2 is £42 GBP.

More information: Freshly Squeezed Samples

XSynth releases Hybrids for Zebra

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XSynth Hybrids

XSynth has announced the release of Hybrids, a soundset by Michael Kastrup for the Zebra software synthesizer by u-he.

Hybrids is 400+ patches for Zebra VST which for most parts emulates real instruments like Guitars, Bass, Drums, Brass, Keys, Organs, Chromatic Percussion, older synths (Juno 60/D-50/NOVA/PPG) etc..

Hybrids also have the full Tonemeister Sound Set included (160 Patches).

Hybrids is available to purchase for 39 EUR. Owners of Tonemeister can upgrade to Hybrids for 14 EUR.

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XSynth Bass Pack 1, bass sample library

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XSynth Bass Pack 1

XSynth has released Bass Pack 1, a collection of sampled bass instruments.

Cant afford Trillian or dont like to work with GIGA size instruments then give this compact set of bass samples a closer look.

Its 84 of the best basses i’ve done using software synths with a total size of 17.6 MB. Is it possible to make a useful set with 1 note samples only, yup if you do it the smart way by using velocity to modulate the sample start.

Bass Pack 1 features

  • 84 single sampled bass classics.
  • 16-bit / 44.1kHz audio quality, 17.6 MB.
  • Kontakt and Reason (NN-XT) formats.

Bass Pack 1 is available to purchase for 9 EUR.

More information: XSynth / Bass Pack 1

Synapse Audio updates Dune to v1.2, includes Michael Kastrup soundset

Synapse Audio Dune

Synapse Audio has released version 1.2 of Dune, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

DUNE has been updated to Version 1.2, introducing the new Michael Kastrup signature soundset with more than 100 mindblowing patches, as well as a raft of detail improvements.

Changes in Dune v1.2

  • Improved VCO quality for the classic sawtooth and square oscillators, giving an even more transparent, analog sound.
  • Modulation and Pitch bend wheel now respond more smoothly.
  • Engine system which guaranteets that the sound stays consistent after upgrading. Old projects using Dune use the engine the project was saved with; new projects use the latest engine.
  • Modulation Matrix has row numbers now.
  • Pitch Bend wasn’t visually updated in some hosts when loading a project, fixed.
  • Mac Audio Unit version uses 20-30% less CPU than previously.

Dune for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $139 USD.

More information: Synapse Audio / Dune

Michael Kastrup Tonemeister, soundset for u-he Zebra 2.5

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Michael Kastrup has released Tonemeister, a collection of patches for u-he Zebra 2.5, a virtual synthesizer plug-in for Windows and Mac.

128 +32 patches which are very well suited for 80′s arrangements.

I have tried to emulate some typical workstation sounds from that period, like Roland D-50 and Korg M1 etc.

Tonemeister is available to purchase for 25 EUR.

More information: XSynth