Black Octopus Sound presents a selection of tools designed specifically for resampling – the first of its kind! Created to work with the Harmor additive synthesizer, this selection of tools is designed to turn wimpy lifeless synth sounds into beast-like face eating growls and robot dinosaur snarls.
Resampling is the process of taking some recorded audio and loading it back into a sampler or resynthesis engine, adding a few fx or minor tweaks, re-recording the audio again – rinse and repeat. This process allows for some very interesting tones not possible with regular synthesis methods. Resampling can be heard often in many drum and bass and dubstep producers tracks, great examples of resampling can be heard in the legendary electronic group Noisia.
Mutate: Harmor Resampling Tools features
Channel Presets 9 Harmor presets which range from massive detuned reeses to crunchy distorted basses. 2 Sytrus presets – one classic reese and one utilizing FM synthesis to obtain monster like tones. As a bonus there is also a Mixer FX track preset for FL Studio to beef up your sounds, a love filter preset for some extra modulation, one massive Harmor riser, a demo FLP, and an empty resampling template FLP to get you started.
Resampling presets The real fun of this pack, 23 Harmor presets to drag and drop audio in. They are skillfully crafted with precision to add just the right amount of subtle transformation to your sound. They are also chained together in groups (for example Bitten B1, Bitten B2, Bitten B3) to eliminate the guesswork of what presets sound good together. There are no rules however – mix and match and come up with your own favorite combinations.
In total there are 38 presets. Please note Image-line Harmor is required for most of this pack. Sytrus is also used for 2 presets.
The sound pack is available to purchase for £6.95 GBP.
Tone2 Audiosoftware has announced the Futuron expansion for its Rayblaster software synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
Futuron includes 3 new skins for Rayblaster, including this white one.
The Futuron expansion takes Rayblaster’s capabilities even further, delivering a wide palette of complex sounds, longing to be explored and tweaked.
With a clear focus on fresh new material, morphed, mangled and blended into a unique collection of sounds, Futuron showcases Rayblaster’s finest creations, harnessing the unlimited potential Impulse Modelling Synthesis has to offer.
This 160 preset expansion library is packed with deep evolving pads, massive basses, vibrant keys, dirty leads, phat rhythmics and angelic vocals. Next to these pristine sounds, Futuron also contains an inspiring collection of new waveforms, filters and samples, all ready to be used in your own productions.
160 exquisite new presets by professionals.
Create new filters and waveforms with 50 new impulse responses.
30 new loops and samples for resynthesis.
Customize RayBlaster with 3 additional skins (White, Red and Vintage).
Perfect integration to the user interface.
The Futuron expansion is available to purchase for 49 EUR.
Sonic Charge has announced that its Bitspeek real-time pitch-excited linear prediction codec effect is now available for Reason.
Rack Extensions for Reason was released today and we are proud to be able to offer Bitspeek in their store from day 1. The Rack Extension format has been in the making for a long time and has taken many sharp turns. From the very conception of Record, it has always been the intention to add plug-in support and as a consultant I’ve been involved in at least three entirely different solutions (and yes, one of them was to simply add VST and AU support). It has taken its time, but the final technology is amazingly well-designed and I have high hopes for the future of this format.
Resynthesize audio in Propllerhead’s Reason with the Bitspeek Rack Extension.
Compared to the AU/VST version, Bitspeek RE adds the following features:
Stereo analysis and resynthesis. The stereo image (pan and width) of the incoming audio is analyzed and resynthesized.
Improved volume tracking algorithm with much better transient response and consistency across source material and sample-rates.
External audio input allows you to use the formant filter on any material.
Lots of CV ins and outs for integrating into your rack and scoring high on geekness factor.
Comes with a selection of Combinators that demonstrates the possibilities with the extra inputs and outputs.
Bitspeek RE is available to purchase from the Rack Extension store for $49 USD / 39 EUR (incl. VAT).
Camel Audio has released Alchemy Mobile, a powerful synthesizer for iPhone/iPad.
Mobile includes everything from evolving soundscapes and fat bases to lush pads and pulsing arpeggios, and is available for free from the iTunes App store.
This is the iOS version of Camel Audio’s award-winning Mac/PC Alchemy synth – the leading sample manipulation synthesizer which can be heard on thousands of records and films by world-class artists.
With the Pro Upgrade, you can remotely control Alchemy or the free Alchemy Player on your desktop computer. This is the first iPhone App to offer a dedicated touch remote feature for a desktop synth! Easy one touch access to the remix pad and preset selection means you’ll spend more time getting inspired and less time reaching for your mouse.
Alchemy Mobile Free features
Remix pad to morph between sound variations and create your own sound.
16 performance controls so you can easily tweak sounds to fit your music.
Most powerful iOS synthesis engine with VA, sampler, granular and additive resynthesis.
External MIDI keyboard support.
Loop player with 25 drum loops included.
Copy and paste support for easy integration with sequencers.
iPad native version included.
Built in keyboard with scalable keys.
One touch major and minor chords.
25 sounds with 25 more free when you register.
Add on sound libraries available as in-app purchases.
Alchemy Mobile Pro features
Remote control of Alchemy or free Alchemy Player on your desktop computer.
Free download of Mobile version (if available) of desktop sound libraries you own.
Alchemy Mobile Free is now available for iPhone/iPad. The Alchemy Mobile Pro Upgrade is available for iPhone/iPad for $19.99 USD / 15.99 EUR / £13.99 GBP. The Pro Upgrade is available as in-app purchase from the free version.
Image-Line has announced the release of Harmor, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows.
Introducing a powerful additive / subtractive synthesizer, image synthesizer as well as audio resynthesizer, Harmor.
Driven by a powerful additive synthesis engine.
Features the multipoint envelope editor of Sytrus fame, applied to over 40 parameters, in 2 independent parts.
Through the same envelope/mappings, randomize any parameter or link it to key or velocity, and even fine-tune each unison voice independently.
Processing units can be rearranged in a semi-modular way.
Image synthesis allow access to gain & pitch planes which you can tweak in the image editor of your choice.
Audio resynthesis provides time stretching, pitch shifting, or less conventional manipulations of partials.
Efficient CPU usage, including multi-threaded processing.
Sound effects include distortion, chorus, delay and reverb, as well as the mighty Soundgoodizer based on the Maximus engine. Just like processing units, effect slots can be re-ordered. Each part has its own effect mix amount.
discoDSP has updated Vertigo, an additive synthesizer instrument plugin for Windows and Mac.
Vertigo is a 256 oscillators additive synth with resynthesis and sound morphing. Imports WAV audio and PNG or BMP images. It has a very accurate recreation of complex musical phrases, drumloops, speech and simple tones. Demo version includes 128 presets and it is available as AudioUnits, VST and RTAS for Mac Intel and VST and RTAS for Windows.
Changes in Vertigo R3.1
Reverb dry/wet amount fixed.
Minor GUI GFX fix.
Vertigo customers can update to R3.1 at no cost by logging to their account.