Vintage Synth Pads has announced Lush Life, a soundset for the Lush-101 software synthesizer by D16 Group.
Lush Life is a new set of 150+ presets and 60+ new timbers for Lush101. Over 210+ new sonic elements.
In this collection we focus on pads and emulations of classic hardware. This classic collection was inspired by and will remind you of: D50, Dx7, ObXa, Expander, Odyssey, CS80, Moog Modular.
We did our best to emulate some of the sounds and styles from these classics but in a modern way. Many presets are layers of multiple synths such as a D50 and CS80. Of course, there are more then just pads but that is the main focus.
Also included: Bass, Leads, Keys, Apegs, Fx.
The soundset will cost $34.95 USD. It is now available to pre-order at a 30% discount, use code 30now at checkout Lush Life will be available within 2 weeks (the discount will end upon release).
Tronsonic has announed the release of VCO, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
VCO features all of the waveforms from a 1972 minimoog with long natural cycles of up to 15 seconds before looping and also phase aligned at the start points of each sample. Like DCO, this was not sampled to tape. The aim was to achieve the closest possible replica of a classic hardware VCO synth within the DAW, so to keep the wave cycles in tact, only vintage tubes and a good convertor were used. A custom made tape and tube impulse response (as used in Tronto and DCO) plus Kontakt 5′s tape saturation effect is used to bring in some richness and texture when needed.
VCO is designed as a free companion to Tronto and DCO, and uses the same interface (so sharing the same controls) – great for stacking in multis and controlling externally via midi cc.
VCO comes with over 100 presets, for the full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.0.3 or later.
A selection of complex warm electronic textures made with an unusual combination of 1972 Eminent 310U, a rehoused 1978 Polymoog Resonator Section, 1976 Minimoog Model D and 1938 Novachord all processed with vintage classic analog and tube technology and brought together in the same proven 4-voice layering engine as the S-VX library…
The Orbitone Collection for Kontakt 4.2.4+ by Hideaway Studio.
The Orbitone Collection features
The Orbitone Collection consisting of 226 generously long 24-bit samples.
28 multi-sampled instruments acting as voices/partials in the layering engine.
4-Voice Layering Engine with ability to save user patches.
40 editable example instrument patches (in .nki format).
The Orbitone Collection for Kontakt costs £10 GBP.
Moog Music has announced the release of the Grateful Dead Expansion Pack, which innovatively turns the Grateful Dead’s live performance at the Carousel Ballroom on Feb. 14, 1968 into a source of harmonic content exclusively for Animoog, Moog’s TEC-Award Nominated synthesizer for the iPad.
The pack features 82 Presets and 45 Timbres that were carefully extracted from the live recording, and then optimized for the Animoog’s Anisotropic Synthesis Engine.
Mike Adams, Moog Music President and CEO said, “Two very important legacies left by Bob Moog and his life’s work were the idea of looking at new technology and crafting new tools to enable musicians to make music in new and inspiring ways, and also the importance of collaborating with musicians to help shape those tools. This innovative integration of textures from the Grateful Dead’s live recordings into Animoog’s timbre library is a true manifestation of this legacy.”
The Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart, who visited the Moog Factory on April 19, 2012 to test the development of the Grateful Dead Expansion Pack exclaimed, “Holy transmogrification, Batman… Amazing!” after hearing the Grateful Dead’s 44-year-old recordings transformed into sound design tools for artists.
The Grateful Dead Expansion Pack is available as a holiday gift to Animoog V2 users.
Moog Music has announced Animoog V2, an upgraded version of the synthesizer for iPad.
This major update to the TEC-Award Nominated iOS synthesizer is a free update for existing Animoog users and includes many user requested features and product enhancements, such as: accelerometer integration which gives Animoog owners the ability to tilt their iPad in any direction as an interactive 3D modulation source; note hold and scale lock, and tools for advanced users like, Load/Save MIDI CC maps, Audiocopy/Audiopaste integration and support for the new Audiobus platform.
Also, as a holiday gift, Animoog V2 features a powerful 4 Track Recorder, which gives Animoog users the ability to record audio from within Animoog or import audio tracks directly from their iTunes library. Users can then split, loop, copy, paste, and share individual clips, or mix down entire songs and upload them directly to SoundCloud, all from within the Animoog universe.
This 4 Track Recorder will be free to existing users until Dec. 31, 2012 at which time it will revert to it’s regular price of $4.99 USD in the Animoog Store.
Furthermore, between Dec 20th and Dec 31st Animoog for iPad will be available at the promotional price of $14.99 USD (reg. price $29.99 USD), Animoog for iPhone will be available at the promotional price of $4.99 USD (reg. price $9.99 USD), and Moog’s first iOS app, Filtatron will be available at the promotional price of $4.99 USD (reg. price $7.99 USD).