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Audio Damage releases Freqshift Eurorack module

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Audio Damage Freqshift

Audio Damage has released Freqshift, a full-featured frequency shifter Eurorack module.

Freqshift is a digital recreation of the analog frequency shifter modules of decades long gone.

Unlike the more common pitch shifter, which raises or lower the pitch of a sound by some ratio (such as an octave or a fifth), frequency shifters add a specific frequency ( 321Hz, for example) to the signal and all of its harmonics. This alters the timbre of the sound in a manner unlike other familiar effects processors.

Freqshift replaces complex analog circuitry with calibration-free digital processing, delivering a frequency shifter in a compact, flexible, but economically priced Eurorack module.

Freqshift is available to purchase from Audio Damage’s exclusive retail partners, priced at $189 USD.

More information: Audio Damage / Freqshift

littleBits & Korg Synth Kit available to pre-order

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littleBits and Korg have launched a pre-order for the Synth Kit, a powerful, easy to use modular analog synthesizer.

littleBits / Korg Synth Kit

littleBits and Korg have demystified a traditional analog synthesizer, making it super easy for novices and experts alike to create music.

  • connects to speakers, computers and headphones
  • can be used to make your own instruments
  • fits into the littleBits modular system for infinite combos of audio, visual and sensory experiences

Synth Kit features

  • 12 Bits modules: 1 Power, 2 Oscillators, 1 Random, 1 Keyboard, 1 Micro Sequencer, 1 Envelope, 1 Filter, 1 Delay, 1 Mix, 1 Split, 1 Synth Speaker.
  • Includes a handy 35+ page booklet, with step-by-step instructions for 10 great projects like the Keytar and Synth Spin Table.
  • 9V battery and cable.

The Synth Kit is available to pre-order for $159 USD. The Kits ship December 6th, 2013. Limited quantities available.

More information: littleBits / Synth Kit

KResearch updates KR-Space to v1.6 (incl. AAX)

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KResearch KR-Space

KResearch has released version 1.6 of its KR-Space modular reverb/echo based multi-FX effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

KR-Space is a modular reverb-echoes based multi-effect plug-in which can produce a multitude of different types of effects, from traditional echoes and reverbs, to very complex soundscapes, modulation and filtering effects, resonating echoes and reflections, saturation effects and other types of effects which are not available on any commercially available plug-in of this type.

Changes in KR-Space v1.6

  • 64-bit VST & AU.
  • ProTools AAX 32-/64-bit.

The KR-Space plug-in is available to purchase for $89 USD.

More information: KResearch / KR-Space

Korg + littleBits announce Modular Synth Kit

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Korg littleBits Synth Kit

Korg has teamed up with littleBits to launch a Synth Kit, a collection of 12 modules for creating audio & music devices.

littleBits and Korg have taken a traditional analog synthesizer and converted into littleBits modules, making it super easy for novices and experts alike to expand creativity into the world of sound and music.

With the Synth Kit, YOU become the star of the show!

According to Synthopia, the Synth Kit should be available mid-December, 2013, with an online shop price of ¥ 16,000 (~$160 USD).

More information: littleBits (Japan)

EverythingTurns releases PurPLe for NI Reaktor

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Everything Turns PurPLe

EverythingTurns has released PurPLe, a “Radiophonic Modular Analog Synthesiser – Sci-Fi Effect Generator” for Native Instruments Reaktor.

PurPLe takes its inspiration from the early days of synthesis and is dedicated to the pioneers of the sound effects departments that terrorised the audiences of the science fiction silver screen.

PurPLe’s sound is generated by free running multi-wave oscillators, each delivering a diverse waveform that can twist and warp almost as if it’s alive.

The key to this sonic arsenal is the Modulation Matrix Patch Bay, allowing the component parts of the synth to interact with each other. The Matrix opens up endless possibilities of frequency modulation and interaction by tapping into, chaining and merging the signal path. The more you explore the more possibilities you will discover.

PurPLE for Reaktor is available to purchase for £14 GBP. Requires Reaktor full version 5.8+.

More information: EverythingTurns / PurPLe

Spitfire releases Low Brass library for Kontakt

Spitfire Audio BML Low Brass

Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Low Brass, the fifth instalment in its definitive BML (British Modular Library).

Providing you with the most solid foundations for your orchestral palette, Spitfire’s Low Brass celebrates some of the greatest players on the world stage today.

Recorded in Lyndhurst Hall – Air Studios, one of the finest scoring stages in the world, through rarefied vintage valve and ribbon mics, via the unique Neve “Montserrat” pre-amps via a Neve 88R desk onto a pristinely maintained Studer 2″ tape machine and digitised via the finest Prism A-Ds. With a huge host of mic positions to choose from alongside mixes from our chief engineer Jake Jackson: Low Brass offers the definitive edition of these instruments:

THE TUBA – Played by Owen Slade one of the most called-upon session musicians in the country, Owen conjures a beautiful lyricism made from pure Chocolate, to monstrous side ripping lows and gentle and warm humorous parps.

THE CONTRABASS TROMBONE – Wagner Strauss and Schoenberg are some composers who put this instrument through its paces, however, Samuel Adler in his book “The Study Of Orchestration” rather flippantly remarked “Since the contrabass trombone taxes the performer so greatly, we advise not to write for the instrument…” Pah to that! London has a handful of fine players and in this library we have the finest.

THE CIMBASSO – Or Verdi Trombone Basso. Until recent times quite a rarefied instrument, now making a come back on many of the big studio picture scores. In it’s lower dynamic range it’s not unlike a Tuba. But it’s not this that we’re looking for with a Cimbasso, for the real character of the instrument is in its upper dynamics and Cuivre style of playing. For therein lies a sound that could have sprung straight out of a Hieronymus Bosch painting.

CIMBASSO A2 – As above but with 2 two different players playing at the same time. Combine the two patches and you have three Verdi trombone bassos!

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £184 GBP for a limited time (regular RRP £245 GBP). Subject to VAT in the EU. Requires full version of Kontakt v4.2.4 or higher.

More information: Spitfire Audio / BML Low Brass

Cescato Musiktechnologie releases Trans Computer Maschine II

Cescato Musiktechnologie has announced Trans Computer Maschine II, a free synthesizer instrument for Windows.

Cescato Trans Computer Maschine II

Trans Computer Maschine is a semi-modular Vintage Lead Synthesizer + Pattern Sequencer. Modeled after two legendary mono synths and a custom analog sequencer from Germany.

Changes in Trans Computer Maschine II

  • Added ‘Drift’ control for subtle analogue detuning adjustment.
  • Added ‘Noise Colour’ modulation from multiple sources.
  • Added routing to use ‘S/H Mixer’ as OSC3 ‘Minimoog modulator’.
  • Extended Envelopes ‘Attack’ range to 200µs.
  • Fixed/added Oscillators self-modulation via ‘S/H Mixer’.
  • Improved Amplifier featuring light distortion with clipping indicator.
  • Remodelled Low Pass Filter feat. 3 modes with resonance ‘Bass Recover’.
  • Remodelled Oscillators feat. accurate upper harmonics and isolated phase.
  • Remodelled Ring Modulator featuring true Odyssey behaviour.

The plug-in is available to download as freeware for Windows (VST).

More information: Trans Computer Maschine II

Inear Display releases BowEcho modular mangling delay

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Inear Display BowEcho

Inear Display has released BowEcho, a modular delay effect plug-in for Windows.

BowEcho is a modular sound mangler based on 4 delay lines. It offers a large palette of sound design options thanks to 4 LFOs that can run at control or audio rate, 4 Mixers that can also act as gainers, basic filters, ringmodulators or stereo splitters, and the ability to route the output of each module the way you want. For example the LFOs can act as raw oscillators that can be used to ringmodulate the feedback path of a delay line. The delay times can be modulated over a wide range to generate noisy glitches or basic pitch­shifting of the input.

BowEcho is a versatile delay plugin that can adapt to your sonic needs : use it as a simple flanger with only one delay and one LFO, or go crazy and route all modules in absurd ways to produce creepy screaming drones.

BowEcho features

  • 4 delay lines with optional tempo sync.
  • 4 “mixers” that can also act as gainers, basic filters, ringmodulators and stereo splitters.
  • 4 LFOs with optional tempo sync and the ability to run at audio rate.
  • flexible modular routing.
  • MIDI learn.
  • MIDI program change support.
  • Vector based resizable user interface.
  • Cross-platform presets.
  • 62 factory presets by Ivo Ivanov, Daed, and Apparition.
  • Lifetime free updates for registered customers.

BowEcho for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 10 EUR until October 6th, 2013 (regular 20 EUR).

More information: Inear Display / BowEcho