HyperSynth updates Xenophone OS to v1.6

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HyperSynth has released version 1.6 of the operating system firmware for its Xenophone advanced analog mono-synth with 100% analog signal path.

HyperSynth Xenophone

In this new release the memory management system is optimized and expanded from 512 preset locations to 896. Besides the UI is improved in a way to minimize menu jumping.

Changes in Xenophone OS v1.6

  • Expanded memory size from 512 to 896 presets (Added banks 4, 5 and 6).
  • Added UI-Fixed mode for ENV edit-pages which temporarily activates Display-Mode=Fixed in Jump Mode.
  • Added new Display-Mode: locked, that disables all the panel knobs.
  • Added option to disable MIDI aftertouch in global menu.
  • Updated LFO1/3 edit pages, now rate and depth can be edited at the same time.
  • Fixed issue that did not allow [store] button to function in Display-Mode=Fixed.
  • Updated documentation; PDF.

Hypersynth has also announced that the tilted version of Xenophone synthesizer is back in stock and available for order. Shipping is free for EU residents, this offer ends soon. The Xenophone is priced starting at $899 USD (excluding tax).

More information: HyperSynth / Xenophone


Elektron announces Octatrack back in stock, OS 1.25C update & Central Sidstation Sound pack

Elektron has announced that its Octatrack 8 track performance sampler instrument is back in stock. A new OS 1.25C update fixes several bugs and offers stability improvements.

Elektron Octatrack

Swedish music machine maker Elektron has received a big batch of the dynamic performance sampler Octatrack, which has been out of stock for more than 10 months.

The Octatrack is available for purchase for 1289 EUR.

Elektron Central Sidstation

Eletron has also launched Central Sidstation, a new sound pack for the Octatrack.

The brand new Central Sidstation Sound pack is brimming with gritty home computerish sounds.

Better yet, when buying an Octatrack from the Elektron Online Shop, Central Sidstation is included free of charge. Offer valid until Oct 31.

The pack is available for purchase for 30 EUR.

More information: Elektron


Elektron updates Analog Rytm OS to v1.01

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Elektron has announced the release of OS v1.01 for its Analog Rytm analog drum machine.

OS 1.01 introduces two new machines. BDFM (Bass Drum FM) and SDFM (Snare Drum FM) are based on linear FM synthesis and endow the Analog Rytm with even more sonic possibilities.

Other improvements brought by OS 1.01 include more copy/paste options and several usability tweaks.

OS 1.01 is available as free download from the Elektron website.

More information: Elektron / Analog Rytm


Nord updates Nord Lead 4 OS to v1.20 + Richard Devine Bank

Nord has launched OS version 1.20 for the Nord Lead 4 performance synthesizer.

Nord Lead 4 OS 1.20
OS 1.20 is an important update that both fixes some bugs in the Nord Lead 4 as well as adding a number of new features.

Changes in OS v1.20

  • Performances are now organized in 2 Banks, A and B with 50 slots in each.
  • When the Ladder M filter is selected, the filter and amp envelopes is switched into a more vintage like mode.
  • Nord Sound Manager Program Bundles are now supported – requires Nord Sound Manager 6.34 or newer!
  • Details here.

The update is available now from the downloads section.

Richard Devind Nord Lead 4 Bank

Nord has also introduced a new bank for the Nord Lead 4 by Richard Devine.

Richard Devine is an artist and sound designer based in Atlanta GA. He’s a man of many skills and his portfolio includes releasing music on the cult label WARP, remixing Ryuichi Sakamoto, sound design for Microsoft Windows 7 and doing sound libraries for many innovative companies like Ableton, Native Instruments, Propellerheads, Izotope and many more!

Richard also did some brilliant patches the Nord Modular G2 back in the day, so he can proudly call himself real Clavian!

The free bank includes 50 performances, 50 single programs, and 25 bonus drum sound programs.

More information: Nord / Nord Lead 4


Nord updates Nord Drum OS to v2.10

Nord Drum 2

Nord has announced the release of OS version 2.10 for its Nord Drum 2 modeling percussion synthesizer.

The Nord Drum 2 is a one of a kind drum synthesizer for drummers, percussionists and producers seeking unique and playable percussive sounds.

With an extremely lively dynamic response, flexible connectivity and a broad sound palette ranging from classic synthetic drums to life-like tuned percussion and acoustic drums, the Nord Drum 2 is both an inspiring instrument and an infinite source of sounds.

Changes in Nord Drum OS v2.10

  • FM-Synthesis added to the Tone Section, with 6 different FM-algoritms.
  • MIDI CC-control of all parameters.
  • A new MIDI Mode that lets you play each channel the Nord Drum 2 in a pitched manner with a MIDI keyboard/sequencer.
  • Doubled memory capacity! The memory area has been reorganized into 8 banks with 50 program locations each (400 locations in total).
  • Introducing the Nord Drum 2 Manager for Mac/Win – easily transfer and backup Nord Drum 2 Banks.
  • 4 new Filter types in the Noise Section: High Pass 12/24dB, Low Pass 12dB and Band Pass 6dB.
  • Improved Hand Clap mode.
  • Dynamic Curves for pads and triggers.
  • Plus much more!

The new OS 2.10 is available to download now.

More information: Nord / Nord Drum 2


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