New Sonic Arts launches Christmas Sale – Granite & Nuance over 35% off

New Sonic Arts has launched a Christmas Sale, offering a discount on its Granite and Nuance plug-ins for a limited time.

New Sonic Arts Christmas Sale

Granite – The Granular Texture Generator
Granite’s unique sound engine melds a state-of-the-art granular processor, an innovative modulation system and a suite of grain-level FX, resulting in a degree of musicality not achieved before with granular synthesis.

Nuance – The Creative Sampler
Proudly standing out from the crowd of complex and cumbersome samplers, Nuance’s streamlined and intuitive approach will boost your productivity and inspire you to create new sounds – fast.

Granite and Nuance are available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) for 49 EUR each until January 5th, 2015 (regular 79 EUR). A bundle of both is 89 EUR (regular 119 EUR).

More information: New Sonic Arts

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Aly James Lab releases Elastic Bender effect plugin

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Aly James Lab Elastic Bender

Aly James Lab has released Elastic Bender, a peak triggered audio pitch bender effect plug-in with extended functions for Windows.

The Elastic Bender is based on emulated dual BBD (bucket brigade delay) chips which delay times are modulated by the peak triggered envelope. While the incoming audio peaks are detected by the circuitry, they will trigger an audio pitch envelope that will dynamically bend the note (s) from lower to the actual pitch or from higher to the actual pitch.

You can act on the depth and the speed of the pitch envelope and also make some unusual dynamic chorus, wild flanger, ring modulation and early vintage pitchshifter effects.

The virtual pedal can also “self oscillate” when the feedback is set to the max and control external hardware such as a Whammy 5 pedal via MIDI.

The plug-in is available for Windows (VST) for a minimum donation of 15 EUR. An OS X version will be available in 2015.

More information: Aly James / Elastic Bender

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FXpansion sneaks DCAM Synth Squad 2

FXpansion has posted a sneak preview of Strobe 2, one of the synthesizer instruments in the upcoming DCAM Synth Squad 2.

FXpansion Strobe 2

I’d like to offer everyone a chance to take an early look at, and, more importantly, listen to, Strobe v2.0. We’ve been working on this for quite some time, and there’s still a little way to go, but we think it’s ready enough that it’s time to get some feedback from a wider audience.

The other synths are being updated to the new engine as well, of course – all three will share the most of the above, with Amber in particular getting some improvements to its audio engine – improved CPU efficiency means we’re able to model some elements that got left out in the original (particularly glad we’ve been able to get Logan-style “diode VCA”s in there – they’re absolute junk in fidelity terms but sound amazing). More on that later.

Changes in DCAM Synth Squad 2

  • Glitch-free, 100% vector scalable UI, available in (at least) two flavours.
  • Integrated effects, including some brand new algorithms as well as some thing that owners of Etch, Bloom and Maul may recognise, with full TransMod capability on (almost) everything.
  • 16 Transmod slots.
  • Instant patch switching between 8 active sounds.
  • Huge CPU optimizations.
  • Rebuilt arpeggiator, stepsequencer and modulation processor.
  • Ability to unlink the Sub from the Stack/Detune/Sync parameters.
  • Phase reset on the main oscillator.
  • Frequency-linked tone controls on each oscillator section.
  • Gain compensation and leakage control on the filter.
  • Adjusted envelope and fader ranges, much better consistency in the internal smoothing algorithms, choice of detuning modes, dozens of other little refinements.

Check the announcement at the KVR Audio forum for more details.

More information: FXpansion

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Klevgränd release Svep modulation effect for iPad

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Klevgränd Produktion has announced the release of Svep, a modulation plug-in for iOS.

Klevgrand Svep

Svep offers two separate modulation effects on each channel. By tweaking the parameters the user can achieve phaser, flanger, and chorus effects and everything between.

The one-screen design is designed to be intuitive and encourage the user to be creative. Svep for iPad supports Audiobus 2 (including state saving) and Inter App Audio (IAA).

Svep features

  • Inter App Audio (IAA) compatible. Works fine with Garageband and other IAA compatible hosts.
  • Supports Audiobus 2 including state saving.
  • Load / Save presets.
  • Remembers IAA hosts (will automatically load last used settings when a host connects).
  • Low cpu usage.
  • Simple but yet powerful user interface.

Svep is available for purchase for $1.99 USD.

More information: Klevgränd Produktion / Svep

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Cableguys updates free PanCake panning effect plugin to v2.2

Cableguys has released version 2.2 of PanCake, a free panning effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

PanCake is a free plugin that allows you to create most flexible panning modulations.

Cableguys PanCake 2

Changes in PanCake v2.2

  • Improved waveform editing.
  • Overhauled UI.
  • Improved compatibility with OS X Yosemite.

PanCake for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to download as freeware.

More information: Cableguys / PanCake

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