FXpansion has announced the release of Myagi: Bass Weaponry 2, a DCAM: Synth Squad preset pack for hard-edged modern bass music.
Like the original Bass Weaponry, the sounds are designed by acclaimed producer/remixer Myagi for modern genres such as Neuro, Trap and Dubstep as well as forward-thinking electro, techno, house and electronic pop.
Bass Weaponry 2 contains futuristic acid sequences, cone-rattling subs, progressive chord basses and much more. With expertly layered DCAM synths and slick, powerful FX treatments, the sounds are ready and primed to slot into your productions.
The 128 presets in Bass Weaponry 2 are created in Fusor with extensive macro control mappings for wide timbral variations from the initial sounds – perfect for expressive, performance-oriented composition.
The soundset costs $29 USD / €25 EUR / £22 GBP inc VAT where applicable.
Cableguys has announced the release of Curve 2, a software synthesizer with an irresistible waveform editor, huge sound library and slick interface.
Feed Curve’s oscillators, LFOs and envelopes with custom waveforms. For anything rhythmic from wobbles to FX loops and evolving pads. For broad oscillator timbres from deep basses to shrill, aggressive snarls.
A huge library will get you started, with quality presets by well-known preset designers such as Michael Kastrup, Pluginguru, Myagi, Xenos Soundworks, Soundsdevine, and hidden pearls from the Curve community.
Curve 2 provides completely new possibilities for experimentation and detailed tweaking, with a simple to use, immediate, slick interface.
Curve 2 is ideal for both experimentation and detailed tweaking at an excellent sound quality.
Curve 2 features
Sound Features—aliasing-free oscillators with custom waveforms, noise generation and broad FM options. Waveform crossfades provide for changing timbres; a comprehensive unison mode delivers fat lead sounds, wide pads and massive sound. Drawable LFOs deliver everything from melodic and rhythmic patterns to dubstep wobbles and punishing bit-crushing effects. Flexible filter routing, a feature-rich mono mode plus legato and glide, are all designed for great depth of control.
Preset Library—a shared online database, providing a constant source of inspirational sound. Public preset sharing allows an ever-increasing number of great presets, public preset voting will help you manage the vast number of sounds, all from within the plugin. Curve ships with an excerpt of this ever-growing sound library. Macro knobs let you explore vast sound variations quickly, for quick access to those parameters that define the core of a sound.
Elegant Interface—shows everything important at a glance, featuring high contrasts and a fresh color scheme. Inbuilt MIDI assignment allows you to set up external MIDI controllers quickly.
The Curve Community—since the first beta of Curve 1.0, the Curve community has steered the synthesizer’s future by submitting feature requests, comments and bug reports, and by sharing presets. Curve 2 is the result of users submitting wishes and uploading great sounds.
Curve 2 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 99 EUR/$129 USD until November 1st, 2012 (regular 119 EUR/$159 USD). Curve 2 is free for anyone who purchased Curve or the Cableguys Bundle on or after December 12th, 2011. Upgrade pricing is 29 EUR/$39 USD.
FXpansion has announced the release of 3 new preset packs for DCAM: Synth Squad, along with a special introductory offer for purchasing all 3.
Expand your DCAM experience today with sounds perfect for electronic music, 80s synth-pop, abstract atmospherics and much more.
New preset packs for DCAM: Synth Squad
Himalaya: Electricity is a set of 230 DCAM: Synth Squad presets inspired by the sound of early 1980s synth-pop. Created entirely using Cypher by master sound designer Electric Himalaya, Electricity’s sounds are perfect for all music requiring authentic retro synth sounds such as electro, Italo disco, pop, funk and electronica.
Myagi: Bass Weaponry, a collection of 128 hard-hitting bass presets for DCAM: Synth Squad, delivers immense low-frequency goodness for all kinds of electronic, dance and pop music. Bass Weaponry is created for Fusor by producer/remixer Myagi and even contains a selection of bass sounds used on previous Myagi releases.
Illegal Synthesis: Cypherdelics is an abstract preset expansion for DCAM: Synth Squad, featuring 128 presets for Cypher and Fusor. Cypherdelics is futuristic and cinematic with a retro edge and designed to inspire new musical directions in ambient music, soundtrack work, IDM or any other styles that demand original, atmospheric sounds.
All DCAM: Synth Squad Preset packs are download-only and available from the FXpansion web shop.
Himalaya: Electricity is $39, €35, £29 inc VAT
Myagi: Bass Weaponry is $29, €25, £22 inc VAT
Illegal Synthesis: Cypherdelics is $39, €35, £29 inc VAT
Introductory Offer: Buy all 3 packs at the same time and save 30%! Purchase all three packs together for $75, €67, £56 inc VAT until May 31 2012 (normally $107, €95, £80 inc VAT)
FXpansion has announced the December Half Price Sale, a limited time offer for its expansion packs.
For the entire month of December all FXpansion download-only expansion packs are 50% off for registered owners of BFD2, BFD Eco, DCAM: Synth Squad, GURU & Geist!
December Half Price Sale expansions:
BFD2 & BFD Eco:
Maple Custom Absolute
8 Bit Kit
Japanese Taiko Percussion & Grooves (BFD2 only)
Signature Snares Vol.1 & Vol.2
Sleishman Drums & Sleishman Snares
DCAM: Synth Squad:
Myagi: Ferocity (New!)
GURU & Geist:
City of Drums & Beats
To take advantage of these offers, log in to your fxpansion.com user account and visit the online shop.
FXpansion has also released version 2.2 of BFD, a virtual drum instrument for Windows and Mac.
It includes new features like choke groups, random kit generation and many workflow enhancements and bug-fixes. Please note that, on Mac, the update requires Mac OSX 10.5 (or higher) and at least an Intel CoreDuo processor. A new set of presets is also available for download.