Mildon Studios has released Mildon Strummer 2, a MIDI strumming engine that can strum compatible VSTi’s and sample players such as Kontakt, SampleTank, G-Player, and many others.
It has an improved Chord Detection system plus an all-new Freestyle Mode. Other new controls include Humanize, String Velocity, and Palm Mute.
It is compatible with several popular VST hosts; There are special features that can extend its compatibility with other hosts that don’t support multi-channel MIDI input. Designed to work with industry-standard sample players to ensure wider compatibility with other guitar VSTi’s.
Mildon Strummer 2 for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for $64 USD.
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Mildon Studios has released Mildon Strummer, a new guitar strumming engine that has improved performance and packs a lot more features than its predecessor, LemonStrum 2.
It’s easy to spot the music producer from the crowd. He’s the one who’s always trying to rush that long-overdue demo, constantly whining, why, of all days, would his session guitarist pick today to not show up? Why?! If you’re this guy, Mildon Strummer is here to try and save your day.
Got some crispy acoustic patches for your new synth? Got some great-sounding virtual guitars but can’t “strum” them? Mildon Strummer’s new MIDI-Strum feature might come handy. It lets you “strum” other VSTi’s, especially those that don’t have a strum function. Do you need to just slap the rhythm in and get it done? Mildon Strummer has built-in sounds too.
Mildon Strummer features
- Three-note trigger system. You can edit which three notes to press on the MIDI keyboard to trigger a chord. You can also assign entire chords to only one key for easy strumming.
- 84 fully configurable chords/chord slots.
- Improved Vertical “Chord Builder”.
- Dedicated Re-strum keys.
- Palm Mute (Tap).
- Individual string panning.
- Fret noise (Pedal-triggered).
- 3 Strum delay settings per string.
- Basic filters (Bass, Treble).
- Volume controls (Tap, Fret, Overall).
- Release control.
- MIDI-strum: strum other guitar VSTi’s.
Mildon Strummer is available to purchase for the introductory price of $30 USD until 5 November, 2010. From November 6-10 it will be 50% off the regular price of $99 USD, and 20% off from November 11-16.
HUE-X, Vocal Spread, and OtoMarch Marching Army VSTi ($41 USD value) are included with a purchase during the introductory period.
More information: Mildon Studios / Mildon Strummer
Mildon Studios has released Otobongo, a free ethnic percussion VST instrument that oto-matically varies the tap each time you press the key.
Here’s the next installment to my let-me-find-a-good-use-for-ethnic-instruments-in-my-studio project: an authentic cowhide bongo made in the mountain province of Benguet, Philippines. I bought it on the day of my college graduation so it’s really special to me. Tap with care. Screenshot
If you’ve ever had a cowhide bongo you would know that they don’t have much resonance like the conga, instead they’re very natural-sounding, more earthy. It’s great for world and ethnic music styles. So if you’re making the soundtrack for the next Pocahontas sequel, maybe this can come handy.
Otobongo is available to download as a freeware VST instrument for Windows PC.
More information: Mildon Studios / Otobongo
Mildon Studios has released Vocal Spread, a free effect plug-in for enhancing stereo spread.
It’s a simple plug, but it can be very useful if you have a busy mix with a lot of bass and low-end rumble, or if you want your vocals to stand out off the bat, or if you want to lighten and brighten a dull or dark vocals. It’s great for group vocals, choir, back-up vocals, and lead vocals.
t spreads out the signal across the stereo track, which can help the vocals stir clear of the muddy areas (like bass and kick in the middle) while keeping the vocals bright and centered. I’ve added a ‘body’ control which works the same way as in HUE-X in case you want the sound to be more upfront, since spreading may cause it to sound lighter (e.g. for the main vocals).
This plugin is not limited to vocals, although it was designed for vocals. It could sound nice with acoustic instruments, just try it out.
Vocal Spread is available to download as a freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows.
More information: Mildon Studios / Vocal Spread
Mildon Studio has released Lemonstrum 3, a virtual acoustic guitar strummer instrument for Windows.
Mildon Studios Lemonstrum 3
Lemonstrum 3 is quite different from most acoustic guitar strummers. Unlike previous versions, this one is primarily a chord sample player. Each of the 12 keys on the keyboard (A-G#) triggers the chord you assign to it. You can load up to three samples (different strokes) of the same chord for each trigger, which Lemonstrum will then play alternately whenever you press the key. A light press will play a scratch effect.
It is pre-loaded with power chords or “fifths,” which blend well with both major and minor chords. You can also mic your own guitar and record three downstrokes of the chord that you want and load them into Lemonstrum 3.
Lemonstrum 3 is available as a VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC, priced at $8 USD. It comes free with a purchase of the recently released HUE-X (valid through December 31, 2009).
More information: Mildon Studio / Lemonstrum 3
Mildon Studios has released HUE-X, an equalizer effect plug-in for Windows.
HUE-X is the EQ that lets you colorize your sound instantly and easily. If you know what you want to hear, then it’s hard to go wrong with this plug-in. HUE-X gives you 10 easy faders for controlling different characteristics of the sound such as Depth, Boom, Fullness, Warmth, Body, Clarity, Sheen, Brightness, Sparkle, and the newest addition: Punch.
This new successor of the EQ9 and EQONE uses subtle compression to let you boost away without much distortion. It also has a new sound pulse display to help you visualize how each fader affects your sound.
HUE-X is available to purchase as a VST effect plug-in for Windows PC, priced at $15 USD. From December 15 to December 31, 2009 a free copy of Lemonstrum 3 is included with a purchase of HUE-X.
More information: Mildon Studios