Predator-RE is a killer synthesizer that combines inspiring preset’s and first-class features to make this your ‘go-to’ synthesizer for contemporary music production. The user interface has been designed so that all controls are visible on screen, making it fun and incredibly easy-to-use.
Rob Papen’s Predator-RE gets some new graphics in version 1.0.7.
Sounds And Effects has released Distressed Vinyl, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt and Propellerhead Reason.
A must have for most modern music styles from downtempo to hip hop. Warm and inviting, yet mangled and distorted turntable / vinyl record and reel to reel tape effects including popping, static, LP and 45 RPM record Que-ing and clicking and hiss, loud and obnoxious scratches, rhythmic scratches, reel to reel fast forward, rolling off the end of the tape, mic’ed tape recorder noise & tape Que-ing.
All mixed and processed using resonant band pass or low pass filters (real time mod wheel control), saturation, tasty distortion, flanging, phasing or chorus effects, bit reduction and more.
The sample library costs $39.95 USD. Requires Kontakt 5 or higher, or Reason 6.5 / 7.0 or higher.
The latest versions inspire musicians to create more and better music with deep, streamlined mixing and a complete rack for all types of instruments.
Reason’s renowned music-centric design focuses around a virtual rack of software instruments, effects and processors connected to a world-class mixing console. Users can go from ideas to music, literally in minutes, designing their of the dreams in the process while never stopping their creative flow. Now, version 7 offers integration of all instruments—in and out of the “box”—with MIDI out. Automatic audio slicing and audio quantize enable quick fixes or style changes of recorded performances—even conversion of those recordings into REX loops for further creative possibilities in the rack. For mixing, Propellerhead adds a spectrum analyzer with visual EQ controls to “see” the audio and tweak equalization settings of any tracks in mixer. One-click group and parallel mix channels go beyond what is possible in physical large format mixers—instantly exposing the world of modern parallel effects and automation. And to inspire, Reason 7 makes importing audio from users’ music libraries and the web with support for mp3, aac, wma and more a snap. An enhanced Factory Sound Bank comes with tons of new loops and drum kits supplying the latest sounds ready to be thrown into tracks.
Audiomatic Retro Transformer takes its place alongside over 100 third-party instrument, effect and utility Rack Extensions (RE) already available for Reason. Designed for use on any instrument, channel or even group mix, Audiomatic oozes character to the sound. Inspired by retro phone apps, Audiomatic, with 16 snapshots going from Vinyl and VHS tape to PVC pipe and Gadget, immediately evokes an auditory mood, place or time. The RE is included free in Reason version 7 but is available to owners of Reason 6.5 and Reason Essentials too, as a separate purchase. As with any Rack Extension, all users can try a fully functional version free for 30 days.
Reason 7 & Reason Essentials 2 are now available at the following suggested retail pricing:
Samplephonics has released 909, a multi-sampled drum hits sound library.
The Kontakt version of Samplephonics 909 comes with a custom sequencer.
Expect to find over 4000 24 Bit Wav samples, meticulously sampled through two inputs, one clean, and one through a Thermionic Culture ‘Culture Vulture’ to provide some real analogue tube warmth and extra beef!
This sample library is available to download with a deeply scripted sequencer for Kontakt 5 (please note the full version of Kontakt 5 is required to run this and the instrument only works in demo mode with the Kontakt Free Player.) Create, copy, paste and edit patterns and even play live. We’ve kept many features true to the original (and added a few more necessities) and we believe this to be the closest software equivelent to the real thing.
Take your music back to it’s roots and inject some truly authentic drum samples into your next production. The 909 is back!
Samplephonics 909 features
4054 24 Bit Wav samples, available in 96khz and 44.1khz sample rates.
Clean and real Analogue Tube input sources available.
Custom sequencer for Kontakt 5.
Sampler Instruments for Ableton, Reason, Logic/Garageband and Kontakt 4.2.
The sample library is available in 96kHz & 44.1kHz versions, priced at £49 GBP.
Code Diggers has released D-Filter, a filter Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.
D-Filter is an extremely functional and easy-to-use 2-in-1 lowpass and highpass filter module. It can be used both as a high quality filter for mixing and as a creative FX. Sound excellence is achieved through internal 2x oversampling and 64 bit floating point processing. Awesome “Dual” knob which controls both lowpass and highpass cutoff frequencies included!
Bandpass and bandstop modes.
Master frequency control (“Dual” knob).
Adjustable slope : 12/24/48/96/192 dB per octave modes.
Soundcells has announced version 2 of PolysixRE, a ReFill featuring the sounds of the Polysix Rack Extension, now featuring 15 new combinator patches, 15 new Polysix patches and a re-worked folder structure.
The original Polysix, introduced in 1981, was a big success because of its warm sound character (as well as other features, of course) – and the same applies to the Polysix Rack Extension. Despite this synth`s quite simple architecture, the Polysix is capable of producing wonderful warm sounding pads, very responsive keys, but also super-dry and fat basses.
This Polysix-based ReFill is a proof of this, and it is pure fun to use the 85+ combinators. These combinators, based on 60 new Polysix patches (and a handful others for Reason´s own synths) are sitting extremly well in any mix. Using all the modularity Reason has to offer, this ReFill will please you with really nice retro but also many modern sounds. No matter your preference – the patches will always do a great job in your tracks.
Further the modwheel & the combinator buttons and knobs are carefully assigned to allow dramatic and effective changes to the default sounds you´ll be hearing initially.
PolysixRE v2 features
87 combinator patches – from retro to modern.
60 Polysix patches containing the basic patches which were used to build combinators.
Carefully assigned modwheel & combinator button and knobs.