Oli Larkin updates Endless Series to v3.3

Oli Larkin Endless Series

Oli Larkin has released version 3.3 of Endless Series, a Shepard Tone modulation fx plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Endless series is a unique multi-effect based on the Shepard Tone auditory illusion, which generates mind bending risers, infinite scales, psychedelic drones and fascinating sonic textures.

It works as a tone generator, a ring modulator, phaser, flanger or resonant filter bank.

Changes in Endless Series v3.3

  • Added 64-bit AAX Native version for Pro Tools 11.
  • Fixes for retina Macs.
  • Several other small fixes.
  • New demo version available.

Endless Series for Windows and Mac is available for purchase for £29.99 GBP. A standalone version for Mac only is £6.99 GBP.

More information: Oli Larkin / Endless Series

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Plugin Boutique releases VirtualCZ synthesizer plugin

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Plugin Boutique has announced the release of VirtualCZ, a new plug-in inspired by an iconic series of digital synthesizers made in the 1980’s.

Plugin Boutique VirtualCZ

VirtualCZ uses Phase Distortion – which is similar to FM Synthesis but easier to program. It can make great pads, leads, bass, percussion and RAVE ORGAN sounds that will fit into a wide variety of genres.

Many people fondly remember the CZ synths and they have become retro-classics that are highly sought after, having been used on countless techno, house, rave and synth-pop records in the late 80s and early 90s. Lots of artists still use them today for their unique sounds.

The synthesis engine of the original hardware is modeled in the plug-in which can load and transmit CZ SYSEX patches, but the plug-in goes beyond the hardware to offer new sound possibilities and usability features. It’s much more fun to edit, since all the important synthesis parameters have their own control. It includes things not found on the originals such as switchable envelope generators (ADSR or 8-Stage MSEG) and Unison modes.

Developed by Oli Larkin (www.olilarkin.co.uk) with graphics by Philippe Decuyper (www.eareckon.com), VirtualCZ ships with a library of great presets offering both retro and modern sounds by Plugin Boutique’s sound designers and artists.

VirtualCZ features

  • Recreates the unique synthesis engine of the CZ synths (it models the flagship CZ-1 but does all the other ones too!).
  • Works as a SYSEX editor/librarian for all CZ hardware as well as an emulation.
  • 2 CZ Phase Distortion oscillators per voice (each has 8 wave shapes, which can be different for alternate cycles).
  • 6 loop-able envelope generators per voice (switchable between easy-to-use ADSR and powerful CZ-style 8-Stage MSEG modes).
  • Tempo sync-able LFO for vibrato, with 7 shapes.
  • Ring Modulation and Noise Modulation.
  • 32 voice polyphonic/mono/legato modes.
  • Unison and detuning effects.
  • Stereo panning effects.
  • Microtonal tuning support.
  • Vintage stereo chorus/ensemble effect.
  • Randomization of parameters.
  • Easy to use interface (all key synthesis functions accessible on the front panel).
  • Includes over 200 high quality presets plus ability to load thousands of CZ patches online.
  • Presets come in multiple formats: fxp/aupreset/vstpreset/tfx.
  • Import/export presets for all plugin formats.
  • Optional cross-format preset browser.

VirtualCZ for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available for purchase for $99 USD / £59 GBP.

More information: Plugin Boutique / VirtualCZ

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Plugin Boutique intros VirtualCZ synthesizer plugin

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Plugin Boutique has announced it will soon release VirtualCZ, a new plug-in inspired by an iconic series of digital synthesisers made in the 1980s.

Plugin Boutique VirtualCZ

VirtualCZ uses Phase Distortion – which is similar to FM Synthesis but easier to program!It can make great pads, leads, bass, percussion and RAVE ORGAN sounds that will fit into a wide variety of genres.

Many people fondly remember the CZ synths and they have become retro-classics that are highly sought after, having been used on countless techno, house, rave and synth-pop records in the late 80s and early 90s. Lots of artists still use them today for their unique sounds.

The synthesis engine of the original hardware is modelled in the plug-in which can load and transmit CZ SYSEX patches, but the plug-in goes beyond the hardware to offer new sound possibilities and usability features. It’s much more fun to edit, since all the important synthesis parameters have their own control. It includes things not found on the originals such as switchable envelope generators (ADSR or 8-Stage MSEG) and Unison modes.

Developed by Oli Larkin (www.olilarkin.co.uk) with graphics by Philippe Decuyper (www.eareckon.com), VirtualCZ will ship with a library of great presets offering both retro and modern sounds by Plugin Boutique’s sound designers and artists.

VirtualCZ features

  • Recreates the unique synthesis engine of the CZ synths (it models the flagship CZ-1 but does all the other ones too!).
  • Works as a SYSEX editor/librarian for all CZ hardware as well as an emulation.
  • 2 CZ Phase Distortion oscillators per voice (each has 8 wave shapes, which can be different for alternate cycles).
  • 6 loop-able envelope generators per voice (switchable between easy-to-use ADSR and powerful CZ-style 8-Stage MSEG modes).
  • Tempo sync-able LFO for vibrato, with 7 shapes.
  • Ring Modulation and Noise Modulation.
  • 32 voice polyphonic/mono/legato modes.
  • Unison and detuning effects.
  • Stereo panning effects.
  • Microtonal tuning support.
  • Vintage stereo chorus/ensemble effect.
  • Randomization of parameters.
  • Easy to use interface (all key synthesis functions accessible on the front panel).
  • Includes over 200 high quality presets plus ability to load thousands of CZ patches online.
  • Presets come in multiple formats: fxp/aupreset/vstpreset/tfx.
  • Import/export presets for all plugin formats.
  • Optional cross-format preset browser.
  • Available for Mac and PC in VST2, VST3, AU and AAX plug-in formats plus standalone app.

VirtualCZ will be available to purchase mid September 2014 exclusively from Plugin Boutique for an introductory price of $99 USD / £59 GBP.

More information: Plugin Boutique

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Oli Larkin updates Endless Series to v3.2

Oli Larkin Endless Series v3

Oli Larkin has updated its Endless Series effect for Windows and Mac to version 3.2.

A unique effect based on the Shepard Tone auditory illusion, which generates mind bending infinite scales, psychedelic drones and fascinating sonic textures.

It works as a tone generator, a ring modulator, phaser, flanger or resonant filter bank effect.

Changes in Endless Series v3.2

  • Added AAX Native version (including Audiosuite).
  • Visualiser now displays independent curves for left and right channels in dual mode.
  • Everything code-signed for 10.8.
  • Improved standalone audio driver handling.
  • Fixed hang when changing between DS and ASIO drivers on Win x64.
  • VST3 bypass state now saved with host projects.
  • Dry signal now works in VST & VST3 version in PreSonus Studio One OS X x86.
  • Updated manual.

Endless Series for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/Standalone) is available to purchase for £29.99 GBP.

More information: Oli Larkin

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Oli Larkin Endless Series Spring Sale

Oli Larkin Endless Series v3

Oli Larkin plug-ins has announced a Spring Sale, offering a 30% discount on the Endless Series.

Endless Series is a synthesis and effect plug-in based on the Shepard Tone auditory illusion. It generates never-ending scales, psychedelic drones and fascinating sonic textures and works as a tone generator, a ring modulator, phaser, flanger or resonant filter bank effect.

The full version of Endless Series, including VST2/VST3/AU and RTAS plug-ins plus standalone versions, can be purchased for £19.99 GBP instead of the regular price of £29.99 GBP. The offer runs till the 31st March 2012. The Mac standalone version can be purchased on the Mac App Store for a reduced price of £6.99 GBP

More information: Oli Larkin

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