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