Sonic Academy launches KICK Nicky Romero Artist Edition

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Sonic Academy Kick Nicky Romero Artist Edition

Sonic Academy has released Kick, a drum synthesizer instrument in collaboration with DJ and producer Nicky Romero.

Kick is kick drum synthesizer that allows a user to create kick drums and tune them to their tracks. It combines a synthesised sub oscillator and sampled clicks to create a wide variety of kick drums, percussive and bass sounds. With Pitch, Amp and Click envelope editors, drive, pitch control and the Nicky Romero designed distortion section, there is plenty to tweak.

With over 150 factory presets and 40 exclusive Nicky Romero presets a user can access a Protocol sound right out of the box. In addition Kick comes bundled with 32 Nicky Romero clicks lifted straight from his productions. Other features include on board EQ, sub drive, distortion section and a internal master limiter allowing the user to drive the kicks without worrying about their kick channel.

Kick is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP/$39.95 USD/€29.95 EUR. Sonic Academy subscribers can purchase at 10% discount.

More information: Sonic Academy / Kick


Nicky Romero & Cableguys launch Kickstart sidechain plugin

Nicky Romero and Cableguys have collaborated to bring an effect plug-in for creating the sidechain compression effect with ease: Kickstart.

Kickstart plugin
Based on Cableguys VolumeShaper, Kickstart is the fastest way to achieve the popular sidechain compression effect.

Sidechain compression: no top-notch EDM, house or R&B production can do without. Kickstart is the fastest way to get that signature sidechain effect in your own tracks.

Nicky Romero and Cableguys got it all laid out for you. Forget complicated compressor routings, simply drop Kickstart on your channels—a big Mix control and hand-crafted modulation curves get you started.

You can use Kickstart in any VST or AU sequencer such as Ableton Live, Logic, Cubase, Fruity Loops, etc

Kickstart features

  • Mix control.
  • 16 hand-crafted modulation curves.
  • Precise oscilloscope.
  • Synced or retriggered via MIDI.
  • Loop and one-shot modes.

Kickstart is available to purchase for 10 EUR / $15 USD.

More information: Kickstart