ADSR has announced the launch of ADSRSounds.com, an online megastore of music production courses, synth presets and samples to complement their ever growing network of synth tutorial sites.
Over the past two years ADSR has been steadily making a name for themselves building up a network of sites that includes some of the world’s most popular synth tutorial communities – massivesynth.com, fm8tutorials.com, reaktortutorials.com and absynthtutorials.com. This long awaited announcement represents a natural progression for the company who will now offer a consolidated and truly comprehensive resource for music producers of every level looking to hone their skills.
Commenting on the launch, ADSR’s owner, Steve Foulds said “We have over 60,000 subscribers and an equally large social presence now who are very vocal in telling us what they want next, I’d like to say this new site was all my idea but to be honest it’s more a case of ‘the people have spoken’ “
The ADSR network currently offers a huge range of web-based tutorials and courses as well as presets and samples both free of charge and paid. When quizzed about how the new ecommerce site might affect this model, Steve says “Don’t worry, we’re still going to be offering the same amount of quality free content. ADSR Sounds is our way of consolidating our offering into one platform. In addition to free tutorials on a larger range of synths you’re also going to see a lot more in-depth material being offered for producers who want to explore every last knob and button on their synths “.
All of the course materials featured on ADSR sites including MassiveSynth.com and now ADSRSounds.com are created by experienced, real world professionals offering practical step by step tutorials and courses. The company’s video tutorials have been well received for providing detailed insight into creating specific sounds and genres.
Peter Dines has announced the release of Frame 3, a free creative sampler ensemble for Native Instruments Reaktor.
Frame is a simple Reaktor sampler I built to implement a type of freeform looping and creative sampling I felt was missing from most other software samplers on the market.
Frame allows you to define a window of sound and sweep it across the sample as it plays without glitching or popping. Depending on the size of the sample, the smoothness, the spacing, and whether or not you’ve turned up the position / length LFO, you can get results that are reminiscent of some of the great creative sampling musicians – well alright, this also requires skill and taste; all I’m doing here is removing one of the technical hurdles. ;-)
The Frame 3 ensemble is a free download for Reaktor 5.8 (full version).
Musicrow has announced the release of Analogica, an advanced analog filter emulation for Native Instruments Reaktor.
Analogica is a fat and smooth analog sounding filter. It offers a distinctive warm character, sweet and beautiful self oscillation sound, flexible design and an intuitive interface. Analogica enables you to fulfill any filtering mission with ease. It is not only suitable for elementary filtering tasks, but also capable of producing beautiful raw distortion sounds, interesting rhythmic patterns and unusual musical effects.
Turn on the Ring Modulator and let it scream, produce a crunchy distorted sound using the Drive control, or turn (slowly) the special Analogica control for extreme results! Make your sound move with the groove! The Envelope Follower will let you modulate the filter cutoff depending on the incoming signal level, and the built-in Sequencer will add movement and excitement to your sound.
This filter can sing! By turning the resonance all the way up, you will get the desired sweet self oscillation sound that makes all the difference.
Warm analog filter sound.
Intuitive and flexible design.
Beautiful self oscillation sound.
Two different types of low-pass filters.
12/24 db/oct slopes.
The analogica effect for extreme results.
High-pass filter at the output stage.
Analogica for Reaktor is available to purchase for the introductory price of 18 EUR (regular 29 EUR).
The Golden Ensembles 3 (including Analogica) is now also 40% off, priced at 99 EUR until June 11th, 2013 (regular 169 EUR).
Boscomac has announced Mk2 versions of its Claviness and Wurlitsar instrument ensembles for Native Instruments Reaktor.
I announce that CLAVINESS and WURLITSAR are died … to be reborn better in their MK2 Version, Yeah ! Nothing is more difficult than doing a mk2 version that requires as much work as the creation of the instrument! But in the end, we get a better result, Yeah !
WURLITSAR is a Wurlitzer who has a warm et round sound! Now you can mix the direct signal with the amplified signal and get an interesting balance. You can also adjust the rate of distortion of the amplifier to get some “crunch” to the wurli. Vibrato has been replaced by the ability to adjust the tremolo on the panoramic. The instrument offers two types of sound, normal or round, and it has a nice little spring reverb …
CLAVINESS is a clavinet with sensitive strings! More than MK2 version, it is a revisit to really approach the original instrument. The clavinet is an instrument that has a lot of feeling. Here, different tones are available with some very effective effects such as chorus, phaser and auto-filter and the ability to mute the strings. Ideal for the rhythmic players, it is almost impossible not to have the groove with such an instrument …
Both ensembles are available to download at no cost. Donations are appreciated.
Peter Dines has released Loupe 2, a sample manipulation instrument for Native Instruments Reaktor.
Loupe is a Reaktor ensemble that assigns freeform sections of a sample to different MIDI notes and allows them to be pitched, reversed, resized, filtered and enveloped individually. The incoming MIDI notes do not repitch the sample directly , but you can manually adjust each slice / key’s tuning to create more complex melodic variation out of your source sample.
Changes in Loupe 2
Autoslicing function – set base note, number of slices, and hit the slice button to automatically map sample segments across the keyboard. Works great on beatloops as well as melodic material.
New GUI with color coded per-slice parameters and polyphonic slice markers mapped across the waveform display.
Visual feedback showing the effect of position LFO.
Improved slice reverse function.
Delay mode: slice parameters, repitching, slice areas, filter, reverse and envelope can be mapped to live audio, with buffer freeze features.
A one-knob “clarify” control rolls off the bass and boosts treble so your samples sit better in the mix.
MIDI mappable per-slice fine start and length controls allow you to fine tune slice position from a MIDI controller without reaching for the mouse.
A new Hold control sustains struck notes, freeing your hands to perform with the global controls.
TouchOSC iPad template is included in the archive.
Improved slice position LFO and other small tweaks and bugfixes.
Boscomac has released Retro Beat Mk2, a free instrument ensemble for Native Instruments Reaktor.
As you know, RETRO BEAT met international success, even intergalactic! What, you did not know this? The shame …
In short, it was necessary to extend the story and it’s done because RETRO BEAT becomes RETRO BEAT MK2! The principle is the same except that instead of 7 machines vintage, there is … not 8, not 9.. but 27 drums. Yes ma’am, yes sir. And every sound was of course worked with analog processing. Yes ma’am, yes sir. And tape simulator was adjusted. Yes ma … okay.
The Retro Beat Mk2 for Native Instruments Reaktor.
RETRO BEAT MK2 features
27 vintage beatboxes and drums synths.
Includes sounds of Roland, Mxr, Vermona, Hohner, LinnDrum, Mattel, Simmons, Boss, Korg, Wersimatic, Hammond, Boehm, MFB, Polyvox, Casio, Electro Harmonix, etc.
Analog treatment with Cartec Audio preamp, Chandler Limiter EQ, Shadow Hills compressor.
The ensemble is a free download. Requires Reaktor 5 full version. Donation are appreciated.