Nord has announced it will introduce 5 new Nord products at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt.
The Nord Drum 2 percussion synth + Nord Pad multi-pad controller surface.
The new Nord Lead 4 and Nord Lead 4R is 4-part multi-timbral synthesizer with innovative new performance features, advanced layering and synchronization possibilities, new filter types and on-board effects. Read more about the Nord Lead 4 and listen to the sound demos at our mini-site: www.nordlead4.com!
The Nord Drum 2 is a 6-channel Modeling Percussion Synthesizer that combines the playability of real percussion with unique and powerful sound creation possibilities! New features included Resonance modeling, FM-synthesis, distortion effects, stereo outputs with panning and CC-control. We’re also releasing the Nord Pad, a responsive, compact multi-pad designed to be the perfect companion to the Nord Drum 2 with an elegant single cable ethernet connector. The Nord Pad is available as an optional accessory.
The new Nord Piano 2 HP combines all the features from our Nord Piano 2 HA88 with the amazingly lightweight 73-key Hammer Action Portable keyboard (11 kg/ 24.25 lbs). For general information see the existing Nord Piano 2 product page.
More information: Nord
Miksa Music has released Progressive Trance / House, a soundset featuring 128 patches for the Lead 3/Rack 3 synthesizers by Nord.
I proudly anounce my brand new soundset for Clavia’s Nord Lead 3 and Nord Rack 3 synthesizers.
This is a perfect choice for every trance, house or progressive producers. It contains a whole bank of categorized presets, including basses, leads, synth sounds, pads and a few FX sounds.
All the programs have the modulatin wheel assigned to morph the sounds instantly.
The soundset costs $29.90 USD.
More information: Miksa Music
Mystery Islands has released Northern Lights, a soundset for the Clavia Nord 2 series synthesizers and DiscoDSP Discovery.
40 fresh patches from lush Leads to crunchy basses and soft pads to snappy plucks. The reason for this bank being so small is simple: There is only 40-user slots in Nord Rack 2, so I wasn’t able to create more patches.
This package is for Clavia Nord2 -series & DiscoDSP Discovery to use any kind of electronic dance music creations.
Northern Lights features
- 40 preset patch bank in SysEX format.
- 40 preset patch bank in .fxb format.
The soundset costs 9.95 EUR.
More information: Mystery Islands / Northern Lights
discoDSP has announced version 6.0 of its Discovery Pro virtual analog synthesizer and sampler instrument for Windows and Mac.
Discovery Pro archives even higher quality and features than his small cousin Discovery, retaining all previous functionalities.
R6 includes brand new Nord Lead 2 modeled Zero Delay Feedvack filters. They sound incredibly great.
discoDSP Discovery Pro features PADSynth re-synthesis.
Changes in Discovery Pro R6.0
- New Nord Lead 2 modeled filters using Zero Delay Feedback technology.
- Data folder now placed at Documents > discoDSP > Discovery Pro 6.
- EDIT > Reset > Bank / Program / Layer will get values from Documents > discoDSP > Discovery Pro 6 > Presets > Default.fxp file.
- EDIT > Paste > Layer to > All / A / B / C / D / A+B / C+D.
- EDIT > Switch > PadSynth Eco Mode. Re-synthesizes a single octave instead.
- EDIT > Key Split. Play Layers A/B from C0 to B3 and C/D from C4 to B9.
- Revised and tweaked 45 banks also updated to ZDF filters.
- Revised manual.
- Bug fixes.
Discovery Pro R6 is available to purchase for 169 EUR (VAT included) or 149 EUR for a single OS type license. Upgrades and crossgrades are available for Discovery Pro 5 customers (19.99 EUR) and Discovery customers (79 EUR). Customers who purchased Discovery Pro after February 1st, 2013, can upgrade free of charge.
More information: discoDSP / Discovery Pro
Prime Loops has announced Vintage Machine Drums, a collectin of 3700+ drum one-shots sampled from some of the greatest analogue drum machines ever made.
Bouncing off the walls trying to find a fresh new drum sound? The search is over – “Vintage Machine Drums” brings you one-shots from some of the sickest machines in history, as well as claps, taps and traps from today’s hottest digital machines!
Packing a mammoth, 3,700+ drum hits, lovingly sampled from such coveted machines as the Airbase, Microkorg, Nord Modular, Polyvox, EMX, Wavestation and many, many more, this is the last set of drum one-shots you’ll need for decades to come!
The sample library is available to purchase for £39.95 GBP.
More information: Prime Loops / Vintage Machine Drums
Fingerpushers has released Superstructure, a new sample-based instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Superstructure is a synthesizer which concentrates on the popular supersaw waveform. There are five different supersaws waveforms carefully recorded from five different synthesizers including the Access Virus TI and Nord Modular G2. The waveforms were selected to cover as much ground as possible, meaning they are not trying to emulate the original supersaw from the Roland JP-8000 synthesizer, but rather make a broad take on supersaw waveforms that are popular in modern productions.
Apart from the supersaw oscillators there is a suboscillator (a square wave from the Virus sampled with a crunchy lofi settings on a Casio FZ sampler), and for that instant chopped pad-gratification, we also added a trance gate effect with six predefined patterns you can choose from.
Superstructure comes with 105 presets with a focus on plucks and pads.
- 181 megabyte sound pool. The oscillators have been sampled in great detail: almost every key with long loops.
- 105 presets (55 single presets and 50 multi sounds).
- All files in 44.1 kHz, 16 bit WAV format. Programmed for Kontakt 4.
The sound library is available to purchase for 14.90 EUR.
More information: Fingerpushers / Superstructure