Sonic Zest releases Tenor Recorder for Kontakt

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Sonic Zest has announced the release of Tenor Recorder, an instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sonic Zest Tenor Recorder

The recorder is a medieval woodwind instrument similar to the flute and clarinet. While you may be familiar with the alto or soprano recorder, you are less likely to have come across the tenor recorder, which is a much larger and bassier instrument.

Tenor Recorder features

  • The classic sound of the tenor recorder.
  • Comes with legato (3x RR), polyphonic (3x RR), staccato (4x RR) and pitch bend (4x RR).
  • 137 MB when expanded.
  • Requires full version of Kontakt 5.

The library is available for purchase for $16 USD.

More information: Sonic Zest / Tenor Recorder

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Akai Pro intros MPX16 sample recorder & player

Akai Professional has announced the MPX16, an advanced sample player with onboard sound recording.

Akai Pro MPX16

The portable MPX16 plays and records .WAV samples using SD cards for powerful, reliable performance in live and studio situations. Like the popular MPX8, samples are triggered internally from the highly responsive MPC-style pads or an external MIDI device via USB-MIDI and 3.5mm (1/4-inch) MIDI inputs. Also a feature-packed MIDI pad controller, the MPX16 is equally capable of launching clips or adding trigger pads to a producer’s studio.

Samples are captured at CD-quality via dual 6.3mm (1/4-inch) inputs or the on-board stereo microphone and saved to an SD card. The user may assign audio clips to the pads and apply tuning, filters, envelopes and “choke” grouping for creative, dynamic performances. An LCD screen and illuminated trigger pads provide visual feedback during use, and the MPX16 may be powered from a USB port or the included power supply. Naturally, users may load existing sound files onto an SD card or use the MPX16 as an SD card reader for drag-and-drop convenience on a Mac or PC. A software tool for even easier sample management is included via download.

MPX16 features

  • Record and play back stereo .WAV samples using any SD card.
  • 16 ultra-responsive, velocity sensitive backlit trigger pads.
  • Sample via 6.3mm (1/4-inch) inputs or internal mic.
  • MIDI In/Out easily integrates into your performance or studio setup.
  • Filter, tune, envelope and choke grouping on each pad.
  • CD quality sampling and playback.
  • Includes computer software editor for efficient loading and editing of samples.
  • Acts as an SD card reader for loading sounds over USB.
  • Powered by USB or the included power supply; SD card included.

The MPX16 will be available in Summer 2014, distributed worldwide with a $199.99 USD street price.

Akai Professional will unveil the MPX16 at Musikmesse, Hall 5.1, Booth B45, March 12-15 in Frankfurt, Germany.

More information: Akai Pro

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Sugar Bytes releases Effectrix iPad Edition

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Sugar Bytes has announced the release of Effectrix iPad Edition, an app for creative and efficient music production.

Sugar Bytes Effectrix iPad Edition
Sugar Bytes’s game-changing tool for creative and efficient music production is now available on the iPad.

Effectrix is the industry standard for audio manipulation. Always tight and as easy to use as finger paint.

On the iPad, Effectrix shows off it´s incredible usability. Just grab and draw Effects for immediate results. All common interfaces such as Inter App Audio or Audio Bus are supported. Effectrix works in Auria and also will import songs from your iTunes library.

Effectrix iPad Edition features

  • Integrated Player (iTunes File Sharing, Music Library, Factory Loops).
  • Integrated Recorder (various options: Start/Stop/Sync/Length).
  • Live Modus (Inputs & Outputs selectable).
  • Inter-App Audio (Effect) & Audiobus Support (Sender & Effect).
  • Audiocopy / Audiopaste.
  • Full MIDI Support (Virtual, Network, Extern).
  • MIDI Clock Sync.
  • 20 fine loops installed.
  • 230 factory presets (100 global, ca. 9 per effect).
  • Redesigned GUI for perfect touch experience.

The app is available to purchase for $17.99 USD.

More information: Sugar Bytes / Effectrix iPad Edition

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Embertone Harmonette for Kontakt available to download

Embertone Harmonette

Embertone has launched Harmonette, a free virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The Harmonette is a rare, antique instrument, and in all of our research we could not find a similar one! It looks like a recorder, but functions and sounds more like a melodica. And it’s super old – our best guess is somewhere between 60-80 years.

The Christmas-like colors inspired us to offer the Harmonette as a free, time-limited instrument… the window of opportunity to download this will be very small. So what are you waiting for!? Grab this instrument and make some music!

Harmonette features

  • One squeaky toy, huge range of sounds.
  • 11 NKI files.
  • 32 MB installed.
  • Sample resolution: 48 Khz / 16-bit stereo.
  • Note: Native Instruments Kontakt version 4.2 or later full retail versions required.

The library is a free download at Embertone for a limited time.

More information: Embertone / Harmonette

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Marcos Alonso updates Samplr for iPad to v1.3

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Marcos Alonso has released version 1.3 of the Samplr music app for iPad.

Samplr

Samplr allows you to make music and play with sound in a new and intuitive way by touching the waveform on the screen with your fingers. Explore the sounds melody and texture using the different play modes and create your music compositions with the gesture recorder.

Changes in Samplr v1.3

  • New Features:
    • New play mode: Arpeggiator.
    • MIDI Sync Input.
    • Recording overdub.
    • Dropbox import.
    • Tap Tempo.
    • Global Play/Stop.
    • New loops by Carles López.
  • Enhancements:
    • iOS 7 support.
    • 8 voices per sample.
    • “Open in…” for audio files.
    • Export to AudioShare.
    • Latest Audiobus.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Mono audio recordings on iOS 7.
    • Audio engine crashes.

Samplr for iPad is available to purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: Samplr

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