Sugar Bytes has announced the release of WOW2, a filter effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
We dreamt of a WOW2 and now it is here! With a future-dripping user interface, 21 incredible filter types with the famous vowel mode.
With distortions that cover your tracks with gas and put them on fire. Modulations that cause more trouble than your modular dark room. And finally that warm and juicy sound, that you were looking for.
21 Filter types like Lowpass, Bandpass, Highpass, Bandreject, Comb and much more. (Lowpass types up to 48 db, including flavors like SVF, Diode Ladder and Transistor Ladder.).
Three different analog modeling overdrives, four digital distortion functions (pre/post filter).
Jiggery-Pokery has released the Ammo 400R / 1200BR Rack Extensions for Propellerhead Reason.
Jiggery-Pokery Ammo 1200BR Modulation Oscillators RE for Reason.
Arm your rack and take Reason modulation to the next level with Ammo’s 136 basic and complex waveforms.
With four audio oscillators that can be freely mixed and routed, and a massive frequency range, Ammo features an all-audio rate internal oscillator path suitable for both audio and CV output.
Available in two variants, the smaller 400R available here includes the full Ammo oscillator section, a six-stage envelope and a Re-ARM internal routing device. The flagship 1200BR includes 8 further CV-rate LFOs, four of which can be routed internally or externally, in the Battery Low Frequency Ordnance Processor for automatic waveform and external audio crossfading and switching, and lo-fi S&H (sample and hold) effects.
The Ammo Rack Extensions are available to purchase for 35 EUR (400R) / 65 EUR (1200BR).
StudioWeapon has announced the release of Underscore, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Underscore is an instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt 5.1. It is designed to meet the needs of modern working composers, who are often asked to write and deliver a LOT of music in a short amount of time.
It includes a wide array of acoustic-hybrid and electronic sounds, which can be played as instruments from your keyboard, or driven directly from the key-triggered FluidPhrase Engine. In concert with the Phrase Envelopes, 5-layered voice architecture, filter modulation and FX, Underscore is a juggernaut of rhythmic scoring.
Adjustable length step sequencer – 1 to 32 steps.
5 play modes (Legato Return, Polyphonic, Poly-Retrigger, First Step Hold, and Chord Split).
Adjustable count-base – locked to host tempo.
Easy octave transpose (up to 3 octaves up or down).
Adjustable swing timing.
Per-step gate control.
Fully polyphonic for detailed musical phrases.
Up to 12 patterns available via instant key-switches.
Real-time velocity modulation using Inc/Dec and Sculpt tools.
Extensive key-switches for automated pattern editing.
Round-Robin or Stacked.
Each layer includes: Independent envelopes for Volume, Pitch, LP2 Cut, LP4 Cut, and HP4 Cut, user-drawable velocity and cross-fade response curve, pitch adjustment, playback range limits, playback delay (up to 100ms), parameter randomization (volume, pan, pitch, sample start, start delay).
Layer-independent filters (LP2, LP4, HP4).
Layer-independent 2-band Shape EQ.
Distortion, Flanger, Chorus, Phaser, Compressor.
Ping-pong Delay and Algorithmic Reverb.
Master Filters (LP 4, HP4, Notch).
Mod Matrix with more than 50 destinations.
Bi-polar knobs for quick modulation inversion.
4 powerful Phrase Envelopes with 2 play modes.
Per-layer velocity response.
4 assignable Flex Modulators (A-D).
The Underscore library for Kontakt costs $249 USD. Requires Kontakt 5.1+ full version.
Audio Damage has announced the release of Mangleverb, a new multi effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
What happens when you combine a thick reverb, a filter, an envelope follower, an LFO, and a VCA? We wanted to know. The results are surprisingly useful. Mangleverb can be used as a filter, reverb, transient shaper, rhythmic gate, LPF gate, tempo-synced VCA, and any combination thereof. It is, for all intents and purposes, a Swiss Army Knife, for both wild sonic destruction and more utilitarian production work.
Mangleverb is audio damage’s newest multi-effect plug-in for sonic troublemakers.
Simple-to-use algorithmic reverb that can be either pre- or post-filter/VCA.
A monster resonant filter model with lowpass, bandpass, and highpass modes, and a drive circuit for gritty distortion.
Sophisticated tempo-synced LFO with waveshaper to create all common (and some uncommon) modulation shapes.
Envelope follower with internal, LFO, sidechain input, and MIDI trigger modes.
Feedback path and modulated VCA for final signal taming.
Mangleverb for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $49 USD.
Sonivox has announced the release of Vocalizer Pro, the next-generation version of the Vocalizer MIDI-controlled audio effect.
Vocalizer Pro is ready to harmonize, modify, fortify, enhance, and re-synthesize any instrument—or any sound—in ways you never thought possible.
The original Vocalizer is widely renown for the ability to creatively process any type of percussive or melodic audio track. With Vocalizer Pro, this capability has been greatly expanded.
Using their Polaris spectral synthesis engine, the SONiVOX Vocalizer Pro can transform any audio input to generate deep and complex musical results. The patented technology delivers unparalleled signal processing, advanced vocoding, and powerful re-synthesis. In addition, Vocalizer Pro allows the creation of simple or intricate vocal harmonies that can extend far beyond the natural limitations of the voice. One preset has the ability of producing thousands of different results—depending on the audio source.
In addition to the massive expansion of available parameters and control, Vocalizer Pro now features two rows of Parameter Snapshot Pads designed for unique live performance control. One row allows multiple notes or harmonies to be stacked on each pad. The other row allows parameters to be switched to new values. Snapshots provide instant switching of parameter controls, which can be triggered with the pads. These pads can also be mapped to provide access from any MIDI controller.
Vocalizer Pro features
Revolutionary MIDI-controlled audio effect.
Unparalleled vocoding, re-synthesis and signal processing from subtle to mind-blowing.
Expanded controls including FFT audio processing suite.
Pitch shift, formant, improved frequency control and spreading.
Two rows of performance pads extend playability and live performance control.
AU, VST, and RTAS.
64 Bit & 32 Bit.
Vocalizer Pro is available to purchase for $199.99 USD.
REF is a great tool for any kind of modulation: kick/bass side-chain combinations, driving filters & experimental uses asking for controlling parameters from an audio source.
K-Devices has released the Rad Envelope Follower (REF), a Max For Live envelope follower with advanced features.
It allows you to modulate anything you want in Ableton Live: other devices, the user interface, and third party plug-ins, using sound as source.
You can shape the incoming audio source with the low/high pass filter, listening the source in peak or rms modes, then design the envelope exactly how you need it, using tools as relative/absolute modes, linear/logarithmic modulation, and positive/negative directions. You can even work on your envelopes with standard EG parameters as attack, hold, release, and a global delay time.
REF for Max For Live is available as a free download until May 31st, 2013 (regular 3.99 EUR).
u-he has announced the release of Uhbik T and Runciter, two new Rack Extension effects for Propellerhead Reason.
Tremolo – but if you think that just means ‘volume wobble’ you haven’t tried the mother of all tremolos yet: Uhbik-T!
Our tremolo unit Uhbik-T is a general-purpose ‘rhythmicizer’ featuring linear or exponential gain modulation. But there’s much more: You can morph between user-defined patterns in the 11 x 16 grid, apply rhythmic lowpass filtering, add vibrato or Haas-delay spatial effects… tremolo redefined!
Runciter. Filter with parallel lowpass, bandpass and highpass outputs, resonance, controllable input overdrive and brick-wall fuzz.
Filters were always dramatic sound-shaping tools, one reason why they’re still so popular. But users today expect more than a simple resonant lowpass, so here’s RUNCITER! For classic wah-wah, add low- and highpass together then control cutoff from a MIDI pedal. Or max out the resonance and drive the input from -48db to 48dB for a vast range of effects… instant glittering sweeps or absolute filter mayhem!
Both Rack Extensions are available for the introductory price of $19 USD until June 16th, 2013 (regular $39 USD).
u-he has also launched the creative, modulation, and studio effects bundles, as well as the All of Uhbik bundle comprising all 9 effects in a discounted package.