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Plughugger releases UltraVirus for Omnishpere

Plughugger UltraVirus for Omnisphere

Plughugger has announced the release of UltraVirus, a sound expansion of 150 new sounds for the Spectrasonics Omnisphere aimed for modern dance music.

In the second installation of the Sound Expansion series for Omnisphere, Plughugger turn their focus to the mighty german synthesizer the Virus.

The Virus is quite possibly the most successful synthesizer in modern time. It was first released in 1997 and although there have been hardware updates since, they all build upon the same black-red synthesizer in 1997.

With Omnisphere you get a nice selection of 29 waveforms sampled from the Virus Indigo. The Indigo is the compact keyboard version of the of the Virus B, which many people regard as the best sounding Virus ever.

Thanks to the excellent sound design tools in Omnisphere Plughugger turned the waveforms of the Virus into something new entirely, and the final result was 100 new arpeggios, basses, plucks and pads designed to inspire modern dance music production.

As a bonus, there are 50 additional presets based on the excellent virtual analog oscillators in Omnisphere.

The sound library costs 9.90 EUR.

More information: Plughugger / UltraVirus

Plughugger launches soundset sale


Plughugger has announced a sale, offering selected soundsets at a discount for a limited time.

Plughugger is having an end-of-line termination sale for five of its soundsets. Until the end of march it’s possible to grab the soundsets for 0.99 euro each.

From april first they will be labelled Vintage, coated in Swarovski crystals and hidden deep in soundmaking mines of the mighty Plughugger HQ.

Plughugger sale

The soundsets are available to purchase for 0.99 EUR each, until March 31st, 2013 only.

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Plughugger releases Saw Freakz for Massive

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Plughugger Saw Freakz

Plughugger has announced the release of Saw Freakz, a collection of modern dance sounds for Native Instruments Massive.

Saw Freakz for Massive sets the focus on the king of waveforms – the mighty sawtooth! No nasal pulse waveforms, booming triangles or those complex dubstep waveforms so popular in Dubstep.

Just plain, raw sawtooth – with lots of detuning, filtering and stacking.

The collection contains 102 presets divided into ten categories, spanning from dark bread-and-butter bass to plucked leads, arpeggios and huge sidechained bass sounds.

All sounds come pre-tagged in the built-in preset browser in Massive, but we also named the sounds to make it even easier to find what you are looking for.

The soundset is available to purchase for 9.90 EUR.

More information: Plughugger / Saw Freakz

Plughugger releases JP8K Legends – 150 dance sounds for Spectrasonics Omnisphere

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Plughugger JP8K Legends

Plughugger has announced JP8K Legends, a sound expansion of 150 new sounds for the Spectrasonics Omnisphere aimed for modern dance music.

Few synthesizers had such an impact on modern dance music as the Roland JP-8000, which was the first synthesizer that introduced the Supersaw waveform.

The soundset is divided into two parts. The first part is a collection of 100 presets all using the JP-8000 oscillators in Omnisphere – which quickly turned into a real challenge, since Omnisphere only contain two different flavor of the JP-8000: one typical Supersaw and one darkish string-sound. Thanks to the flexible sound bending capabilities in Omnisphere we twisted and turned the oscillators until we had 100 arpeggios, basses, plucks and pads.

For the second part of the soundset – we took 50 of our favorite presets and changed the JP-8000 samples into the excellent virtual analog oscillators in Omnisphere.

The soundset is available to purchase for 9.90 EUR.

More information: Plughugger / JP8K Legends

Plughugger releases Stylewalker soundset for DIVA

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Plughugger Stylewalker

Plughugger has announced the release of its Stylewalker soundset featuring a collection of modern dance sounds for the DIVA software synthesizer by u-he.

Stylewalker is a complete toolbox for modern dance music with focus on bass sounds, plucks and pad sounds and absolutely no love for traditional vintage sounds such as lucky leads, analog pianos or typical Moog basses. This collection is just about modern sounds. 255 of them to be precise.

To make selection and navigation among the sounds as simple as possible, the sounds have been sorted into 17 characteristic categories. If you’re looking for a big sounding pad sound, you go to the “Big Pad” category. If you want a complex modulated bass sound – you go to “Modulated Bass”. The categories are meant to describe the general direction. For example, the 303 Bass category contains the kind of 303-type of sounds you might hear from a Juno 106 or a Minimoog, rather than an exact emulation. Although that the Diva is a versatile synthesizer – it cannot do a real 303. Yet.

Stylewalker features

  • 255 presets for DIVA
    • Bass categories: 303 Bass, Big Bass, Dark Bass, Distorted Bass, FM Bass, Interval Bass, Modulated Bass, Snappy Bass, Stacked Bass, Sub Bass.
    • Lead categories: Bright Pluck, Chord Stab, Soft Pluck.
    • Pad categories: Big Pad, Bright Pad, Movement Pad, Soft Pad.

The soundset costs 9.90 EUR.

More information: Plughugger / Stylewalker exclusive: Freon Surfer FZ free drum kit by Carl Löfgren

Carl Löfgren of Fingerpushers and Plughugger has released Freon Surfer FZ, a free instrument based on the Freon Surfer preset of the Sonic Charge MicroTonic software drum machine.

Freon Surfer FZ
Freon Surfer FZ with custom Native Instruments Kontakt interface.

All eight drum sounds have been sampled by the mighty Casio FZ-20m sampler at 36 kilohertz, at crunchy 9 kilohertz and at 9 kilohertz too loud to capture the natural distortion of the analog converters.

Lastly, we did the old-school drum and bass trick of timestretching the samples back and forth a number of times, to give the samples a glitchy digital feel to them. For this we used our E-mu E4XT sampler.

Below are two short demo clips showcasing the various sound banks.

Freon Surfer FZ features

  • 8 sounds recorded at 36kHz, 9kHz, 9kHz overdriven, and 9kHz stretched.
  • 32 unique samples in total, 16-bit/44kHz mono Wav.
  • Instrument patches for Kontakt 4, Maschine, and Geist.
  • Custom Kontakt GUI with knob to select sound bank.

The Freon Surfer FZ sample pack is available as a free download.

Freon Surfer FZSize:6.76 MB

For more free samples check here, and make sure to visit Fingerpushers for some quality sample libraries.

Plughugger releases Modern Bass Expander for Diva

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Plughugger has announced the release of Modern Bass Expander, a soundset for the Diva software synthesizer by U-he.

Plughugger Modern Bass Expander

Modern Bass Expander is a collection of 227 bass sounds utilizing all available oscillators and filters in Diva to its fullest.

The original idea of the expansion was to create a normal bread & butter collection of bass sounds for Diva – but during the exploration of the filters and oscillators the collection grew and took a definite turn to the more modern with nasty wobbles, insane pitch loops, bass stabs, massive synth stacks and – thanks to the two LFOs – we were even able to create simple arpeggios and sequences.

As the collection is mainly intended for modern dance productions, there are no traditional Moog-basses or typical Juno PWM sounds – only sounds aimed for the clubs.

Modern Bass Expander for Diva is available to purchase for the introductory price of 7.90 EUR until March 11, 2012 (regular price 9.90 EUR).

More information: Plughugger / Modern Bass Expander

Plughugger releases Bazooka Bass for FXpansion DCAM Synth Squad

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Plughugger Bazooka Bass

Plughugger has released Bazooka Bass, a soundset for DCAM Synth Squad by FXpansion.

The sound expansion is built upon the lightweight champion of DCAM: Strobe. But thanks to its hidden features such as hidden oscillators and modulation capabilities, Strobe is a very capable synthesizer and is a dream to create bass sounds with. And when you take the sounds from Strobe and process them further with Fxpansions dedicated effect, layering and sequencing engine Fusor, the result becomes truly massive.

Bazooka Bass has been under development for over six months and is a collection of 303 presets for Strobe and Fusor, and spans from deep and dark tones, to modern screechy high-rate lfo modulations. There are noisy basses, there are snappy basses – there are intervals, pitch-modulated basses, there are BIG basses – there are dirty basses. And of course a wealth of sequences that are made to inspire you and get you going as soon as possible.

Bazooka Bass is available to purchase for 9.90 EUR.

More information: Plughugger / Bazooka Bass