UVI has introduced the UVI UltraMini, a hybrid instrument that includes two fully independent instruments with uniquely skinned GUIs – inspired by the Minimoog D 1971 and the Minimoog Voyager XL 2011 (Limited Edition).
The Minimoog was made available to the public in 1971 and continued to be produced with very little change over the next 10 years. Considered the most popular synth ever by some, there’s no doubt the instrument has led a prolific life, leaving a massive wake in its path – changing perceptions and influencing synthesizer design to this day. The Minimoog has a near-perfect balance of simplicity and sonic beauty.
One of UVI’s specialties is making hybrid instruments. High fidelity sample-based waveforms produced by real circuits; in real machines give the instrument a pure sound from the start. Then accurately modeled filters and effects are used on the backend to shape and control the sound, spending precious CPU cycles only where they’re needed. For this approach to work, you need to build an amazing library of sounds and marry them to a truly advanced DSP engine. This is exactly what UVI have done for UltraMini thanks to hundreds of man-hours of tedious multisampling and the award-winning UVI Engine™.
UVI UltraMini features
Amplitude and filter key follow.
Color and drive control.
A built in bit crusher.
Limiter and our advanced algorithmic reverb – SparkVerb.
Built-in phraser and arpeggiator assignable per-oscillator.
Step and LFO modulations and a huge library of expertly crafted presets.
The UltraMini for UVI Workstation 2 and MachFive 3 is available to purchase for $149 USD.
Wave Alchemy has announced a price reduction of its Bass Pedals sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Bass Pedals for Kontakt 4 (and above) is powered by over 3200 meticulously recorded multi-sampled sounds, driven by a custom scripted Kontakt 4 engine and intuitive graphical interface.
Inspired by the sought-after Moog Taurus Mk1 bass synthesizer, Bass Pedals combines powerful analogue source sounds with modern sound shaping capabilities to create a versatile and fully programmable bass synthesizer!
Bass Pedals features
4.5GB core sound library including 3207 multi-sampled 24-bit WAV samples.
Heavily scripted custom Kontakt 4+ instrument and intuitive graphical interface (requires full version of Kontakt).
dboxSamples has announced the release of dmoox, a Kontakt sound library that captures the heart and soul of vintage instruments.
dmoox is a sampled instrument. It uses pre-recorded audio clips to generate sounds. Is neither a virtual synth nor a plugin. dmoox benefits from the extensive script programming of Kontakt – the world leading software sampler, bringing you an enhanced experience in music making technology.
We looked back into our gear room to recreate the Midimoog by Studio Electronics, one electronic music’s forgotten legend. We wanted to represent all its sonic magic into one single digital instrument for total recall at your finger tips. We have sampled every note of this analogue monster individually for approximately 4 seconds using high end converters, recording everything at 24bits. Once the sound was sorted we decided to give the user a more pleasant experience by crafting a truly unique 3D interface not yet seen in a product of this kind. Add to this 7 onboard effects, pitch envelope, arp and unison, then you begin to realize the truly powerful nature of this instrument.
dmoox for Kontakt is available to purchase for £24.90 GBP.
Moog Music has announced that its Animoog synthesizer app is now available for the BlackBerry Z10.
Moog is the first leading synthesizer manufacturer to introduce a high-powered music creation tool for the BlackBerry 10 platform
At BlackBerry Live this week, Moog Music announced the release of Animoog, it’s award-winning app for the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone. Animoog, previously only available on iOS, is Moog’s first music creation tool for the BlackBerry platform.
“This project is the beginning of a collaboration with BlackBerry’s innovative user experience team and an exploration of new means for creative expression with handheld devices. It is always our intention to create better tools for artists and this relationship allows us to investigate exciting future possibilities,” said Emmy Parker, Moog’s Senior Brand Manager.
From May 16th through May 23rd (the date that would be Bob Moog’s 79th birthday), Animoog will be available on the BlackBerry World storefront for the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone at an introductory price of $.99 USD (regular $9.99 USD).
‘Cross Rhodes Vol 1′ is knocking the RnB and Soul list off the chart. This smokin’ hot collection includes 10 Construction Kits featuring nearly 75 individual loops. You’ll find Moog, lead synth, keys, Rhodes, FX and more in this Royalty-free sample collection.
This product follows in the footsteps of the hit makers such as T-Payne, Omarion, Rihanna, Trey Songz and many more. ‘Cross Rhodes Vol 1′ brings you the true sound of RnB and Soul direct to your studio.