Michael Kastrup has released Tonemeister GM 80, an 80′s General Music ReFill for Reason.
In short this Refill could be considered as a General 80′s Music module with a twist, the twist is that the multisamples are done with effects on, meaning reverb and other spatial sound things are kept except for delays.
All multisamples are synthesized from scratch, additional samples are a special Redrumkit created for these 80′s sounds.
The Refill size is 300 MB (650 MB unpacked), covers 120+ multisamples which are made into NN-XT presets to keep things real simple.
Tonemeister GM 80 is available to purchase for 19 EUR.
u-he has released the third edition of Zebra2 Oldskool, a patch collection for u-he Zebra2.
This sound set by Michael Kastrup now includes more than 500 outstanding, playable and lush sounding patches that cover decades of synthesizer & keyboard history.
Here we are, 1 year has passed with my nose buried deep into Zebra 2 VST. What I have learned is its, to me, true nature which is somewhat hidden because most people tend to think subtractive only.
In my opinion the immense power lies within the OSC FX. This is what makes Zebra different from other synths. Now combine that with its wavetable and additive shaping and we got a MONSTER in our hands. There is no way to tell how an OSC FX affects a waveform without trial and error and this is where the real exploration of Zebra begins.
The complete Zebra2 Oldskool set is available for a special price of $59 USD (+19% VAT if ordered in the EU) until June 15th (regular price is $69 USD + VAT). An update from Oldskool Vol 1+2 is available for $20 USD.
To celebrate the launch of the SynthTronic website, Michael Kastrup has released Machine Creator, a freeware rompler featuring various noises and ambient sounds used to create the illusion of sci-fi machinery or ambience.
Machine Creator features
166 (45 MB) sci-fi sounds split up into 7 categories.
Each category has its own MIDI channel.
All sounds are looped 16 bit 44.1 kHz Mono and unprocessed.
Machine Creator is available for Windows PC (powered by Maize Sampler) at no cost.