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.
Wave Alchemy has launched Synth Drums, an innovative drum library which fuses expertly programmed vintage synthesizers with high-end processing to create a flexible electronic drum sample library for modern music production.
Introducing Synth Drums, offering over 5900 cutting edge, totally unique drum samples and percussive hits, each carefully crafted by hand, on a sound-by-sound basis.
Synths used in the creation of Synth Drums: Roland Jupiter 8, Roland System-100 (101, 102, 104), Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2, Sequential Circuits Pro One, Korg MS-20, ARP Odyssey MK1, Moog Minimoog Model D, Oberheim OB8, Roland Juno 106, Roland SH-09.
The library has been designed to be as flexible as possible – both processed and un-processed versions of each sound are provided along with a special selection of drum sounds which have been ‘bounced’ thorough special processes to add character, warmth and tone using Vinyl and Reel-to-Reel ¼ inch tape with multiple satuation levels.
The pack also contains 100+ ‘ready-to-play’ drum kits in different sampler formats which include: Reason NN-XT, Kong, Halion, SFZ, Native Instruments Battery 3 and Kontakt.
The sample library is available to purchase for £54.95 GBP.
Paul Vo has launched a Kickstarter project for the Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer, a new product that is allows dazzling new sounds on the acoustic guitar through precise harmonic control of string vibration.
The Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer is based on a key invention that enables accurate control of acoustic vibrations. I’m the inventor. My technology was behind the well-known Moog Guitar and the Moog lap steel — instruments based on the same key principle. Since then I’ve been advancing this invention towards its full potential. Now I’m going ahead with the Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer. It’s my full ‘inventor’s version’ product and will be produced by my design company Vo Inventions LLC.
The Vo-96 was never intended to be a retail type of product. It is a concept product that takes the technology to the max and demonstrates what’s really possible with acoustic synthesis. It’s the “inventor’s cut” and it leaves nothing out — which makes it impractical to sell through the standard retail channels with their customary price mark-ups. Making the Vo-96 available through Kickstarter allows us to maximize the value to you and provide the most powerful product for the price; and there is simply nothing else available at any price that does what the Vo-96 does.
Our goal is to launch Acoustic Synthesis technology with a bang. We want to put the most powerful instrument possible into the hands of as many forward-thinking guitarists as possible and listen to the new music you all create. This is where Kickstarter really shines! I’m thrilled to have found a way to offer the Vo-96 directly to you at the fairest price possible – about half what it would cost as a retail product!
The project is looking for $50,000 to be pledged by Sunday May 12, 11:59pm EDT. Various pledge rewards are offered, including signed Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizers, numbered and signed by Paul Vo.