Sononics has announced the release of Revival, a Rack Extension instrument for Propellerhead Reason.
Revival is the RE-imagined, “neo-classic” instrument that combines the power of modern synthesis with the classic organ sounds of generations past.
Drawbar additive-synthesis, harmonic modifiers and vintage effects combine to create an instrument that spans multiple genres with an incredible sonic palette and outstanding playability.
Revival costs $99 USD / 79 EUR. It is 25% off until August 31st, 2013.
More information: Sononics
Dispatch has announced the launch of its exclusive soundware delivery service, offering new content for your favorite music making platform.
Dispatch brings music making inspiration directly to your inbox! Download exclusive, royalty-free sounds and tools from a variety of in-house and guest sound designers. Discover sounds in a whole new way with a new release every week.
Dispatch is also a platform for sound designers, so if you’re making great sounds, patches, and content — they want to hear from you!
A monthly subscription costs $9 USD. Reason and Audio Loops formats are currently available, Ableton Live is coming soon.
More information: Dispatch
Tom Pritchard Sound Design has announced the release of ThorKit II for Reason 4 and above, the sequel to the popular ThorKit ReFill, featuring 200 new Thor patches.
ThorKit II contains 100 lush Chord patches, 50 evocative Polysynth patches, and 50 driving Sequence synths.
Chord patches use Thor’s Step Sequencer to mimic Chord Memory, a function found on some synthesisers whereby pressing a note plays an entire chord, resulting in some huge sounds. You can deactivate the chord with Button 1 and use these as 100 deep Polysynths if you prefer.
ThorKit II is available to purchase for £15 GBP.
More information: Tom Pritchard Sound Design / ThorKit II
Numerical Sound has announced Tone Mutation: Vocals, a Rack Extension for Reason and Reason Essentials.
Numerical Sound Tone Mutation: Vocals (TMV) contains 36 human vowels and animal resonances designed to greatly expand the range of your synthesizer and audio tracks by transforming them into vocal sounds.
High precision resonances dramatically enhance vibrato – giving accurate vibrato tone from any synth. Elevated high frequencies allow TMV to work with maintain clarity and impact on any percussion sound. Dramatically changes the sound of your existing patches, especially pads and full-frequency sounds. The available combinator patch allows smooth morphing through 8 different selectable vocal sounds on any Reason instrument.
Tone Mutation: Vocals features
- 36 Timbral Impulses cover a wide range of vowels and semi-vowels as well as a selection of Walrus, Whale, Alligator, Leopard and Panther vocalizations snapshots.
- The Convolution approach enables capabilities and precision sound that is impossible with parametric and multiband EQ’s.
- Stereo Width, Gain, Pan and Dry/Wet controls make it easy to mix and shape the sounds.
- Audiophile design supports 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 and 192 KHz sample rates, with processing transparently optimized for each sample rate.
- Bonus: Find different ways to use TMV instantly with the free combinator instrument patches. Some patches are available to trial users to get started quickly, but registered users get even more, including intermittent e-mailed updates from Numerical Sound
The Rack Extension is available from the Propellerhead Shop for 55 EUR.
More information: Numerical Sound / Tone Mutation: Vocals
BangBox has released its Hip Hop Swing Shop sample library.
The hip hop swing shop presents a head nodding jaunt through the ages of swing, combining classic sounds of yesteryear into a modern left-field hip hop style.
You will find elements from 40s and 50s old time swing, Nu jack flavours, african american plus latin blues and soul style influences.
From hot and crunchy drums to analogue/acoustic instrument touches, along with handpicked sfx, saturated with love and ready to provide classic inspiration.
Hip Hop Swing Shop features
- 183 Wav Samples.
- 50 Midi files.
- 10 Project Files.
- NI Maschine 1.8.2 version includes:
- 10 Full Kits – containing 2 kicks, 2 snares, 4 hats, 4 percs and 4 musical/bass elements in each kit.
- 4 Instrument Kits – Guitar Pluck, string pad, synth pad and strings.
- 2 Solid Bass Kit.
- 1 SFX Kit.
- Ableton Live 8.2+/Push version includes:
- All content organised as drag and drop drum racks with multiple in-built fx and macro controls.
- 10 Channel groove rack versions.
- 10 Drum Racks versions.
- 7 Simpler patches.
- Reason 5+ Kong Kits version includes:
- Faithfully mapped from Maschine version.
- 10 Full Kong kits Kits.
- 1 SFX Kit.
- 7 Single Sample Kits.
The Hip Hop Swing Shop pack costs £9.95 GBP.
More information: BangBox / Hip Hop Swing Shop
Jiggery-Pokery has released the Ammo 400R / 1200BR Rack Extensions for Propellerhead Reason.
Jiggery-Pokery Ammo 1200BR Modulation Oscillators RE for Reason.
Arm your rack and take Reason modulation to the next level with Ammo’s 136 basic and complex waveforms.
With four audio oscillators that can be freely mixed and routed, and a massive frequency range, Ammo features an all-audio rate internal oscillator path suitable for both audio and CV output.
Available in two variants, the smaller 400R available here includes the full Ammo oscillator section, a six-stage envelope and a Re-ARM internal routing device. The flagship 1200BR includes 8 further CV-rate LFOs, four of which can be routed internally or externally, in the Battery Low Frequency Ordnance Processor for automatic waveform and external audio crossfading and switching, and lo-fi S&H (sample and hold) effects.
The Ammo Rack Extensions are available to purchase for 35 EUR (400R) / 65 EUR (1200BR).
More information: Jiggery-Pokery / Ammo 400R / 1200BR
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on Jun 28, 2013
Keith McMillen Instruments has announced that its QuNeo 3D multi-touch pad controller is now supported by over 30 popular music applications, including new integration for FL Studio, Reason, VirtualDJ and Spark.
QuNeo, the most expressive pad controller on the market, is now the most widely supported. QuNeo works out of the box with over 30 music applications, yet allows for easy tweaking to suit every player’s needs.
New QuNeo integration
- FL Studio 11 — FL Studio is one of the most widely used music production software applications. The recent release FL Studio 11 by Image-Line Software includes native support for QuNeo and a new Performance mode for clip-launching. “Image-Line is happy to include QuNeo as a supported MIDI controller in FL Studio,” said Image-Line Communications Manager, Scott Fisher. “FL Studio 11′s new Performance mode allows QuNeo users to do live triggering of their playlist clips.”
- Reason 7 — Reason is a popular and powerful music production studio from Propellerhead Software. Released in April, Reason 7 includes built in control surface support for QuNeo. “Controlling Reason with QuNeo gives you a different way to approach your music making, and the unique controller offers some really exciting features for interacting with your Reason rack,” said Propellerhead Product Specialist, Mattias Häggström Gerdt. It’s now easier than ever to use QuNeo’s X-Y location and pressure sensitive pads to bring expressive levels of performance control to Reason. Each of QuNeo’s pads can act as both a keyboard key and a 3-D effects joystick. QuNeo’s additional sliders, rotaries and buttons provide even more ways to interact with Reason.
- VirtualDJ — VirtualDJ is a popular DJ software application with a large, world-wide user base. In partnership with KMI, Atomix Productions has developed a QuNeo preset and control surface mapping for VirtualDJ which provides a wide range of performance options. “It was a real pleasure working with QuNeo and the KMI staff to bring such a versatile product to VirtualDJ users, and we look forward to working with other products from Keith McMillen,” said Atomix Hardware Development Engineer, Chris Stoll. Users can scratch, crossfade between decks, alter the tempo of tracks, control loops, filters, effects and key changes, access cue points, and trigger samples. When scratching with QuNeo’s rotaries, looping or hot cue triggering, users can leverage Virtual DJ’s “Slip Mode” which automatically returns the track to the point where it would be if none of these actions had occurred.
- Arturia Spark — Arturia’s innovative software instruments are a natural fit with QuNeo. In partnership with Arturia, KMI has developed QuNeo control surface mappings and a custom QuNeo preset for Spark, Spark Vintage Drum Machines, Spark DubStep and Spark EDM. Using QuNeo factory presets, users can play individual pads or drum patterns, perform drum loop manipulation, and control effects. The custom Spark QuNeo preset provides more advanced features like additional effects control, the use of QuNeo’s rotaries, and the ability to activate transport controls from QuNeo.
The QuNeo is available to purchase for $249.95 USD.
More information: Keith McMillen Instruments / QuNeo
Korg has launched the Mono/Poly Rack Extension, a virtual synthesizer for Reason.
Propellerhead’s Reason gets the classic Mono/Poly synthesizer by Korg.
Mono/Poly for Reason uses Korg’s proprietary CMT (Component Modeling Technology) to precisely model the electronic circuitry of the original analog instrument, capturing the exact sound and parameter response of the original. Originally introduced as part of Korg’ s Legacy Collection, Mono/Poly can now be integrated into Reason as a Rack Extension.
In addition to accurately reproducing the sounds from the original, Mono/Poly for Reason also provides a vast range of new functionality for contemporary sound creation, such as 128-voice polyphony (maximum), up to 16-voice unison settings with spread, virtual patching, and freely assignable external modulation settings. The updated functionality makes the Mono/Poly a powerful tool for modern music production.
The Mono/Poly – 4VCO monophonic / polyphonic analog synthesizer was originally introduced in 1981. It launched simultaneously with the Korg Polysix, and due to their superb functionality, powerful feature sets and affordable prices; they were immediately successful – and extremely unique – entries into the synth world.
The Mono/Poly for Reason interface provides reorganized knobs and switches that resurrect the original Mono/Poly in a contemporary “rack-mounted” format for intuitive integration into the Reason environment.
The Mono/Poly Rack Extension is available to purchase for 39 EUR / $49 USD.
More information: Korg / Mono/Poly Rack Extension