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, Expert Sleepers
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on Jan 21, 2014 - 0 comments
Expert Sleepers has announced the release of three new Eurorack synth modules.
The Expert Sleepers range of modules (including the ES-3 Lightpipe/CV Interface, offering ADAT connectivity instead of the ES-40′s S/PDIF) offers a highly configurable range of computer/synthesizer interfacing solutions, supported not only by Expert Sleepers own Silent Way software but increasingly used in conjunction with e.g. Max/MSP or NI’s Reaktor.
Because the modules connect over an audio interface, rather than say USB or Ethernet, they are able to offer rock solid timing and deep integration with standard audio environments.
New Expert Sleepers Eurorack modules
- The ES-40 SPDIF Interface (£94.80) converts a standard S/PDIF input to five channels of expansion headers, which are used in conjunction with the Expert Sleepers ESX range of expanders.
- The ESX-8CV CV Expander (£130.80) is an expansion module for the ES-4, ES-40 or ES-5, adding eight CV outputs from one expansion header.
- The ESX-8GT mk2 Gate Expander (£54) is an expansion module for the ES-4, ES-40 or ES-5, adding 8 on/off outputs for use as gates, triggers, clocks etc. from one expansion header.
All modules are available to purchase immediately.
More information: Expert Sleepers
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, Si Begg
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, Twisted Tools
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on Jan 15, 2014 - 5 comments
Twisted Tools has announced the release of ULTRALOOP, a first-of-its-kind loop remixing sampler with a fast and intuitive visual workflow for Native Instruments Reaktor.
ULTRALOOP combines advanced loop layering, comping, effect processing and automation techniques to generate new grooves, riffs and song ideas.
You can use ULTRALOOP with the included factory sample library or to remix your own samples, injecting new life into any existing loop library.
At the core of ULTRALOOP is an advanced loop layering engine and sequencer, capable of both layering and comping – a production technique that allows you to flip between layered tracks that are playing back simultaneously, by muting and un-muting slices of each layer.
Up to eight tracks with loops of any BPM can be layered or comped together in real-time and can be further processed using the all-new Gestural FX engine. The Gestural FX engine automatically generates dynamic effect movements that ramp and modulate over time, using a suite of creative effects designed to produce endless fills, articulations and variations.
- Loop Remixing Sampler.
- Advanced layered sampler engine with intuitive interface.
- Visual loop compositing.
- Generative Gestural FX to create fills, articulations and variations.
- FX Sequencer.
- Specialized track sequencer with mono and poly draw modes.
- Layered playback and editing of up to eight tracks simultaneously.
- Independent controls per layer, organized into parameter cells with sliders.
- Automatable Preset Grids per parameter group, with 17 memory slots each.
- 8 Global Scenes per snapshot.
- Preset Grids and Scenes are playable via mouse, MIDI or OSC.
- Extensive randomization options.
- Time and pitch stretching to allow loops with different BPMs.
- Flexible multi-output routing per layer.
- Master Punch control.
- Control nearly every parameter with included iPad Lemur OSC Template by Antonio Blanca.
- 3+ banks of presets.
- 2224 Sound Variations.
- Over 800mb of included factory sample content by from Enig’matik Records, Loopmasters and Sounds of Revolution.
- Optional Expansion Packs by cutting edge artists such as Dusty Fungus, Chris Carter and Si Begg.
ULTRALOOP is available from the Twisted Tools Shop for $69 USD. Requires Reaktor 5 full version. Additional Expansion Loop Packs can be purchased for $19 USD each.
More information: Twisted Tools / Ultraloop
Analogfactory has introduced Razor Retreat, a soundset for the Razor synthesizer instrument by Native Instruments.
“RAZOR RETREAT” is a collection of 64 high quality presets designed for Reaktor’s Razor Synth. “RAZOR
RETREAT” contains deep and atmospheric dubstep wobble sounds, bass and electronica sounds. It’s perfect for driving wobble synth lines, throbbing basslines and cutting edge sounds to your next dancefloor smash or just to inspire your next dubstep project.
The soundset is available to purchase for the introductory price of $10.99 USD until January 20th, 2014 (regular $12.99 USD).
More information: Analogfactory / Razor Retreat
Need a Name has introduced Aria, a free synthesizer instrument for Native Instruments Reaktor.
Hey guys, I released a new Reaktor ensemble named Aria, it’s an experimental synthesizer.
The synth is mostly enjoyable when playing it with a dynamic keyboard, ’cause filters are modulated by velocity.
Aria is a free download at Need a Name. Requires Reaktor full version.
More information: Need a Name / Aria
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, Musicrow Group
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, string machine
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on Jan 03, 2014 - 0 comments
Musicrow has announced its Holiday Sale, offering a 50% discount on all its Reaktor ensembles, Arturia soundsets, and VST plug-ins.
Golden Ensembles 3 for NI Reaktor, Analog Sound Collection for Arturia Synths, and our VST Plug-Ins: Everything 50% OFF. It’s Xmas!
- Golden Ensembles 3, provides you an exclusive collection of 45 cutting-edge Reaktor ensembles for NI Reaktor-5. Now just 84 EUR.
- Analog Sound Collection, unleash the full potential of your Arturia synthesizers with this exclusive collection of 1200 designer sounds! Now just 59 EUR.
- VST plugins: Piano Trilogy (3 realistic virtual pianos), Vintage Strings MkIII (virtual string machine), Magic Vox (based on guitar harmonics), Vinyl Boy (vinyl scratching). All plugins are 50% off.
All products are 50% off for a limited time only.
More information: Musicrow
Boscomac has announced Tranzistorg MK2, an updated version of the transistor-based combo organ instrument for Reaktor.
This version is really more complete and subtle. Leslie cab was added, it works with all cabinets available. It offers a lot of warmness on the organ. The Drive section offers two modes, Hard & Soft. There is also a vibrato and reverb that offers two modes, Sping & Slap, available in mono or stereo. Finally, the drawbars section offers a close setting Vox organ.
Also released is Baroussel, a Reaktor ensemble based on a barrel organ and a carrousel.
BARROUSEL is based on a barrel organ and a Carrousel. You can adjust the color Tone of the instrument, change the wind noise in the pipes, choose the instrument condition and act on its accuracy and its responsiveness. And finally, you can place the instrument in a kind of magical reverb …
Both instruments are available to download as freeware. Donations are much appreciated.
More information: Boscomac
Sonicprojects has announced its X-mas special sale, offering discounts on its virtual instruments for a limited time.
Listen to some of the famous 80ies hits patches that are included in OP-X PRO-II’s 1,500 patches library.
Ending on December 28th! Don’t miss it!
Best deals ever!
OP-X PRO-II + free OP-X PRO
OP-X PRO-II VFX Edition
UPGRADE: PRO to PRO-II
UPGRADE: OP-X to PRO-II
More information: SonicProjects