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Wavosaur releases VST Speek – Text to Speech VST

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Wavosaur VST Speek

Wavosaur has announced VST Speek, a free Text to Speech plug-in.

VST Speek is a free vocal synthesis VST plugin for recreating the old skool robotic text to speech we all love. Choose a preset, type any text and let’s speak !

VST Speek text to speech is 100% freeware, the plugin is based on the Software Automatic Mouth (SAM) vocal synthesis software created by Softvoice Inc for the Commodore 64.

The plug-in (v1.0 beta) is available to download for Windows (VST).

More information: Wavosaur / VST Speek

Sound-Base Audio releases Retro Boy chiptune plugin

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Sound-Base Audio Retro Boy

Sound-Base Audio has released Retro Boy, a free chiptune synthesizer instrument for Windows.

Retro Boy is a virtual analog chiptune synthesizer/emulator. It does not specifically emulate a single device or sound chip, but it was made with a certain handheld gaming system in mind.

The goal was to make a simple, minimal, synth that could create “8-bit music” without being overly complicated or requiring much knowledge from the end-user.

Retro Boy features

  • Single oscillator with seven different waveforms: Pulse 1 (12.5% duty cycle), Pulse 2 (25% duty cycle), Pulse 3 (50% duty cycle), Saw, Triangle, Sine, Noise.
  • Volume, vibrato, decimation, ADSR envelope, and voice control (adjustable from 1 to 4 voices).
  • Low CPU usage, <1% on an i5 processor.

Retro Boy for Windows (VST) is available to download as freeware.

More information: Sound-Base Audio / Retro Boy

Tone2 releases Classic FM Soundset for Nemesis

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Tone2 Classic FM for Nemesis

Tone2 Audiosoftware has released Classic FM, a soundset for the Nemesis software synthesizer for Windows and Mac.

Taking you back to a decade of incredible dance and party music when cassette tapes and power chords ruled the world.

Classic FM features 200 inspiring presets with the unique tones and character of the famous FM hardware, like the DX7, that defined the 80s. A delight for those looking to add that classic FM vibe.

Characteristic synths, emotional electric pianos, DX-style vintage bass, cutting leads, unique pads, retro-ish bells and expressive keys & organs.

Classic FM features

  • 200 superb presets.
  • Can replace expensive vintage FM hardware.
  • Comfortable installation.
  • Perfect integration into the user interface.
  • Created by professional sound designers.
  • All sounds are properly programmed and do not contain samples. This gives you the complete dynamic range and highest possible sound quality.

The soundset is available to purchase for 39 EUR incl. VAT.

More information: Tone2 / Classic FM

Tone2 announces Classic FM soundset for Nemesis

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Tone2 has announced Classic FM, a soundset for the Nemesis synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

Classic FM features 200 inspiring presets with the rich tones and character of the classic FM hardware that defined the 80s.

A delight for those looking to add that classic FM vibe. Characteristic synths, crispy electric pianos, creamy leads, emotional pads, retro-ish bells and warm keys & organs.

The soundset will be available soon.

More information: Tone2 / Nemesis

Aly James Lab releases Super PSG synthesizer plugin

Aly James Lab has released Super PSG (Super Portable Sound Generator), a synthesizer instrument for Windows that emulates the SN76489 Sega Master System sound chip, and more.

Aly James Lab Super PSG

SPSG is not simply an SN76489 emulator, it adds many extended features to squeeze to most of the sound chip and a huge user friendly GUI! It is a fantastic synth suitable for chip music and SEGA nostalgic pleasure and also a powerful 8-bit tool for modern music production.

You can design typical and not so typical sounds of that era and experiment from the presets already available. Go further with extended controls, and even midi control a real SN76489 sound chip with a special hardware that YOU can built. The system also works with the GENMDM interface designed
by Little Scale.

The plugin is available for Windows (VST) as donationware (minimum donation of $10 USD).

More information: Aly James Lab / Super PSG

Waveshaper releases Moscow Disco MkII + 4 sample packs available for Kontakt

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Waveshaper Moscow Disco MkII

Waveshaper has announced the release of Moscow Disco MkII, an update to the drum sample pack featuring all the sounds from the “pro classic” version, and more than 500 fresh new samples with many variations and an optimum sound quality.

Built like a tank with a funky design, you will be surprised by the raw sound of the ultra-rare Marsh UDS russian drum synth. The kick drum is huge, the snares and hats are sooo analogue, and this unit is also perfect for all kind of depitched toms and retro sci-fi FX.

This WaveShaper kit will bring you back into eighties goodness, but with its thick, blurby, retromodernistic sound, you will also enjoy it on your electro, idm, minimal or space disco tracks.

The MkII sample pack costs $6.90 USD (600 one-shot samples, 24bit/48khz, stereo Wav files).

Waveshaper has also announced that 4 of its critically-accaimed drumsample packs are now also available as Kontakt versions.

Waveshaper sample packs for Kontakt

When purchasing 12bit drummer, Plasticid MkII, Kr55 or Algo Operator, you now have the choice to get either the “normal” pack with WAV samples, or a bigger pack containing both the WAV files as well as NKI kits for just 1$ more!

More information: Waveshaper

ZenSound releases Pixelations for Zebra 2

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ZenSound Pixelations for Zebra 2

ZenSound has launched Pixelations, a soundset for the Zebra 2 synthesizer instrument by u-he.

This soundset covers a wide range of 8 bit sounds. For making all the sounds I’ve used completely the modular capacities of Zebra 2, that gives to this soundset a retro and advanced modular taste.

This soundset is formed by keyboards, drums, basses, leads, atmospheres, SFX, sequences and arpeggios. All these sounds have an advanced 8 bit taste!

Pixelations features

  • 128 patches in Zebra 2 native format.
  • A guided installation in pdf and txt format.
  • All the patches are royalty free.
  • Includes free updates (volumes will be normalized and Mod Wheel control will be added in next free update).

The soundset is available to purchase for 14 EUR. Requires u-he Zebra v2.6 or higher.

More information: ZenSound / Pixelations

ADSR Sounds launches Circuit Bent Sounds: Speak & Spell

Tunecraft Circuit Bent Sounds Speak & Spell

ADSR Sounds has introduced Circuit Bent Sounds: Speak & Spell, a sample pack by Tunecraft Sounds featuring a collection of retro fx, letters and words culled from a circuit bent Speak & Spell.

This sample pack contains 150 unprocessed retro fx sounds with many being suitable for percussive elements, old-school gaming noises, glitch music and many more varied ventures.

The pack also features all 26 letters of the alphabet split into 3 categories titled ‘Regular’, ‘Glitched’ and ‘Distorted’, as well as a mixed bag of 43, mostly ‘as they are’, non-bent words.

With a total of 271 sounds to indulge in and include in your sonic creations, this fix of retro goodness is an essential inclusion for your sound library.

The sample pack costs $10 USD.

More information: ADSR Sounds / Circuit Bent Sounds: Speak & Spell