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u-he releases Uhbik T & Runciter Rack Extensions + Bundle options

u-he has announced the release of Uhbik T and Runciter, two new Rack Extension effects for Propellerhead Reason.

u-he Uhbik T
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!

u-he Runciter
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.

More information: u-he / Rack Extensions

Inear Display releases Oxymore delay plugin

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Inear Display has released Oxymore, a delay effect plug-in for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Inear Display Oxymore
Oxymore comes loaded with a comprehensive selection of presets from Ivo Ivanov and Daed.

Oxymore is a delay plugin with stutter, lowpass filter and modulation effects thrown in the feedback signal path. It can be used to generate classic delay effects as well as wild signal mutations.

The input signal first goes through a delay line on each stereo channel, but instead of sending directly the output back into the delay line, the resulting signal is sent to a stutter processor, then to a lowpass filter, and finally to another delay line on the opposite channel which is modulated for creating chorus type effects. The output of the second delay line is then routed back to the first one on the original channel.

The Oxymore plug-in for Windows, Mac and Linux (VST/AU) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 10 EUR until May 7th, 2013 (regular 20 EUR).

More information: Inear Display / Oxymore

Sinevibes releases Inertia & Cluster AudioUnit plugins

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Sinevibes has announced the release of the Inertia envelope sequencer and Cluster animated filter effect plug-ins for Mac. They replace the earlier Dynamo and Deep plugins, providing sleek new user interface graphics, plus multiple new features and enhancements.

Sinevibes Inertia

Inertia allows to add rhythmic motion to any instrument, slice, accent and shuffle drum loops, and bring life into static sounds.

Inertia runs a sequence of up to 32 envelopes, each with one of 8 different shapes. Thanks to adjustable speed, swing, time and lag, it takes no time to go from a simple tremolo pattern to really elaborate rhythmical modulation. Plus, you can store 8 separate sequences per each preset – for switching live or track automation.

Sinevibes Cluster

Cluster lets you apply intricate spectral transformations, re-engineer drum and percussion loops, and create colourful motion textures virtually out of anything.

This effect is smoothly cycling through a filter matrix with up to 32 steps, which includes low-pass, high-pass, band-pass and band-reject modes per each step. The filter slope is adjustable from soft -12 to extra-steep -48 dB/octave. Each sequencer step allows to select one of 8 envelope shapes for modulating the filter cutoff and resonance. Parameters such as speed, swing, time and lag are widely adjustable to precisely recreate the rhythmical feel you’re after. Just like with Inertia, eight separate sequences are stored in each preset.

Inertia and Cluster for Mac (AU) are available to purchase for $29 USD each.

More information: Sinevibes

Review: Patchpool Diversity for Diversion

I am always excited to see what Simon Stockhausen of Patchpool can do when he gets his fingers on a new synthesizer plug-in. After hearing some of the teaser sound clips, I knew the Diversion soundset for the Diversion synthesizer plug-in by Dmitry Sches was going to be good.

Patchpool Diversity

Diversity includes a total of 101 patches and 6 variations. Simon aimed to create a wide range of diverse sounds…

… reaching from mellow and beautiful bells, pads, textural instruments and expressive lead sounds to edgy and soaring sequences and synths to dark and mysterious drones and soundscapes to otherworldly and abstract textures.

The patches use many custom waveforms made with Diversion and other sources. The sounds of this set were designed to be expressive, featuring complex modulations and x/y morph parameter assignments & aftertouch for more dynamic and expressive playing.

A breakdown of the patch categories:

  • 9 Bell & Plucks + 1 variation
  • 21 Keys & Synths
  • 19 Pads + 2 variations
  • 29 Scapes & Drones + 2 variations
  • 23 Sequencers + 1 variation

For each of the patches there is a description and/or insights into how the x/y, aftertouch, velocity etc. can be used to control the sounds.

Some of the patches use quite a lot of CPU. Simon recommends reducing polyphony or switching off the unison mode while tracking (and turn it back on for the render). Diversion does some high quality sounds, and I’m more than happy to work around some of the CPU issues until I get a better CPU.

While checking out the sounds I got inspired to do a little piece of music. The sound clip below is made with 5 instances of Diversion, only using patches from the Diversity soundset.

I only spent about 15 minutes from start to render so I didn’t spend much time on the mix and just slapped on a gentle compression on the master. No other processing was done.

For more elaborate examples of the sounds of Diversity, make sure to check Simon’s demos.

So what do I think?

Product: Diversity by Patchpool
Format: patches for Dmitry Sches Diversion
Price: 25 EUR
Like: Well designed, cinematic sounds. Detailed patch info.
Don’t like: –
Verdict: 9/10

For a synthesizer as good as Diversion, it’s a bit of a shame there are only so few soundsets available for it. I guess there is a smaller market than for Massive, Sylenth1 and the likes, but luckily Patchpool supports the lesser known plug-in developers.

Diversity offers a most wonderful collection of sounds, beautifully designed by seasoned composer and sound designer Simon Stockhausen. With his signature cinematic style, Simon’s sounds are great for soundtracks and ambient music. They are ready to use out of the box, all you need to do is be inspired by them.

If you had a listen to the demos you undoubtedly heard that these sounds are designed in a way that when played alongside one or two other patches, or even individually, they are completely musical, expressive and generally totally mesmerizing. You just get completely immersed in the sounds, what inspiration!

More information: Patchpool / Diversity

Inear Display releases Bucephal, Danaides and SicknDstroy for Linux

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Inear Display

Inear Display has announced that its Bucephal, Danaides and SicknDstroy effect plugins are now available in native 32 and 64-bit VST format for Linux.

Inear Display plugins

  • Bucephal is a sound mangling plugin based on two delay lines designed to be mutated by four modulators freely assignable to the time and feedback.
  • Danaides is a sequenced sound mangler with a powerful modulation section.
  • SicknDstroy is a multimode lo-fi effect plugin.

Bucephal and Danaides are 20 EUR each, SicknDstroy is freeware. The plugins are now available for Windows, Mac & Linux (VST/AU).

More information: Inear Display

MeldaProduction releases MWobbler + 7.08 update released

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MeldaProduction MWobbler

MeldaProduction has introduced MWobbler, a multipurpose distorting filter effect plugin for Windows and Mac.

MWobbler is a unique distorting filter originally designed to produce dubstep wobbling basses, but it turns out to be a great multipurpose filter for just about any audio material from rhythmic pads, rotary organs to drum driven basses…

MWobbler features

  • Dual user interface.
  • Continuously adjustable oscillator shape.
  • 4 global modulators.
  • Integrated tube saturation.
  • M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing.
  • Smart randomization.
  • Automatic gain compensation (AGC).
  • Adjustable up-sampling 1x-16x.
  • Extremely advanced and easy-to-use user interface.
  • Automatic synchronization to host tempo.
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn.
  • Very fast, optimized for SSE and SSE2 processors.
  • Global preset management and online preset exchange.
  • Fully automatable.
  • Supports VST, VST3 and AU interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit.

Wobbler is available for the introductory price of 20 EUR (regular 50 EUR). It is free for MTotalBundle and MCreativeBundle users.

MeldaProduction has also updated its plugins to version 7.08.

7.08 provides several new features and a few fixes and optimizations. Main improvements include full signal generator automation/modulation, banks mode for multiparameters, side-chain peak meters and much more. It is recommended to use the newest installer to perform the update.

More information: MeldaProduction

Audiostry releases Arpærus arpeggiator for Reaktor

Audiostry has introduced Arpærus, an arp ensemble for Native Instruments Reaktor.

Audiostry Arpærus

Classic arpeggiator with classic 16 modulation step sequencer to control MIDI devices in Reaktor (contains no audio engine).

Arpærus features

  • Arpeggiator:
    • 6 patterns: >, < , <>, < <>>, random, trigger
    • Up to 4 octaves transpositions
  • Modulation Sequencer modulates:
    • 4 running modes: >, < , <>, < <>>.
    • Pitch (4 octaves – 2 up and 2 down). Musical Notation GUI.
    • Note length. Musical Notation GUI.
    • Velocity.
    • Gate.
    • Three assignable MIDI CC# lines.
  • Variable number of steps up to 16.

Arpærus costs $5 USD. Requires Reaktor 5 or higher full version. A demo version with stripped down features is available to download at no cost.

More information: Audiostry / Arpærus

Cableguys releases PanCake 2 free panning effect plugin

Cableguys PanCake 2

Cableguys has announced the release of PanCake 2, a freeware panning effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

PanCake is an innovative plugin that allows you to create flexible pan modulations.

New in version 2: A precise display of channel left/right volume for helpful visual control, an option to trigger the LFO via MIDI notes, a dry/wet control, plus a redesigned interface.

PanCake 2 features

  • Creative Modulation Tool: Create complex pan modulations with ease.
  • Unique Waveform Drawing Capabilities: Construct your own modulation curves in a very intuitive manner. Waveforms can be easily drawn using soft or hard control points, thus producing gentle transitions or sharp bends in the waveform.
  • Customized Waveforms: Up to 10 customized waveforms can be stored.
  • LFO Speed: LFO speed can be set free-running from 0.02 Hz to 5.24 kHz. It can also be set in rhythmic units synced to the host sequencer, from a fast 1/128 note modulation up to 32 bars.
  • Always in Sync: The LFO will always stay in sync, even when you make tempo changes in your host software, or jump ahead to different parts of your track.
  • Complete Parameter Control via Automation: Absolutely everything in PanCake can be automated. Even the shape of the modulating waveform can be automated. And if you want to use more than four modulation curves in a song, you can automate the plugin to switch between them.
  • New in version 2: A precise display of channel left/right volume for helpful visual control, an option to trigger the LFO via MIDI notes, a dry/wet control, plus a redesigned interface.

PanCake 2 is available as a freeware plugin for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS).

More information: Cableguys / PanCake 2