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Acon Digital Multiply wins KVR Developer Challenge 2014

KVR Audio has announced that the Multiply chorus effect plug-in by Acon Digital has won the Developer Challenge 2014.

Acon Digital Multiply

In first place is Acon Digital with their chorus effect plugin, Multiply, an Audio Unit, VST Plugin and AAX Plugin for 32- and 64-bit Windows and Mac OS X.

Being both Mac & Win compatible Acon Digital win 60% of the KVRDC14 prize fund! Of course they also win the fantastic A3E prize giving them the opportunity to present their entry at the A3E show in Boston, September 23-24, 2014! Congratulations to them.

The Nova-67P equalizer/compressor plug-in by vladg/sound takes 2nd place, while 3rd place goes to the Emissary dual channel guitar tube amplifier effect by Ignite Amps.

The winner in the Soundware category is NanoMod #7: 8-bit, a collection of vintage 8-bit digital synths for Kontakt by Rhythmic Robot. The Fifth Degree MIDI sequencer for iOS by Bernie Maier takes the Wildcard prize.

More information: KVR Developer Challenge 2014

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Rhythmic Robot releases NanoMod 8-bit for Kontakt

Rhythmic Robot has launched NanoMod 8-bit, a free instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Rhythm Robot NanoMod 8-bit

NanoMod 8-bit is a simple but versatile Kontakt synthesiser based on vintage 8-bit polysynths, featuring an “intelligent” interface that allows the user to adjust multiple parameters with single controls. It is offered as part of the KVR Developers’ Challenge 2014.

NanoMod 8-bit brings the simplicity of Rhythmic Robot’s NanoMod interface to bear on the crusty, gritty, aliased sounds of classic 8-bit synthesisers of the early to mid 80s. Using source waves taken from vintage Ensoniq hardware and a front-end incorporating convolved Wasp and MS20 filters, this NanoMod is aimed squarely at big, powerful polysynth sounds – everything from warm and evolving pads to screaming leads.

The library is a free download, released as an entry to the KVR Developer Challenge 2014.

More information: Rhythmic Robot / NanoMod 8-bit

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Rhythmic Robot releases Cloud Chamber for Kontakt

Rhythmic Robot has announced the release of Cloud Chamber, a hybrid synthesizer instrument for Kontakt, based around samples of three kinds of acoustic wind instruments, wired to a “Sine Bank” of 8-bit sine waves pitched to the harmonic series.

Rhythmic Robot Cloud Chamber

The acoustic samples include Pipes (clean penny-whistle type tones with a small attack chiff), Flasks (blown bottle tones with a pronounced overblow in the attack) and Rotors (wind-wand “bullroarer” tones with a slow ramp-up attack and pronounced periodic tremolo). These can be played with their characterful attack portions switched in or out; with the attack removed, the sounds lend themselves to more abstract sound design, or you can graft acoustic attacks onto synthetic sustains created with the Sine Bank.

Cloud Chamber excels at creating strange, ethereal tones and textures with the sonic fingerprint of acoustic sources; “unreal” instruments that nevertheless sound like they should be real; and complex, varying, evolving soundscapes that conjure up steampunk-style futures, windy mountain peaks, industrial piston chambers, sussurating cave mouths, and a thousand other uniquely characterful locations. Whether you want a hissing pad from the Victorian steam age for an electronic track or a convincing Troll flute hewn from a solid tree-trunk for your fantasy soundtrack, Cloud Chamber can dial it up for you :D

It includes our Glitch control which randomises the controls in a musically intelligent manner for instant inspiration, several effects tailored to the wind-based tonality of the instrument, and a factory patch library of 30 starting points for your sonic adventures.

Cloud Chamber is available for purchase for the introductory price of £13.45 GBP (regular £14.95 GBP). Requires Kontakt version 4.2.3 or later, full version.

More information: Rhythmic Robot

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Rhythmic Robot intros Rytm16 for Kontakt

Rhythmic Robot has announced the release of Rytm16, a sampled Kontakt recreation of a late-1970s analogue drum machine from Poland.

Rhythmic Robot Rytm16

As well as individual drum instrument hits it has 16 onboard preset rhythms (all of which have been beatsliced so they sync to your host DAW), and each preset has two variations, which introduces a nice element of groove. Although it features the usual vintage drum machine suspects (slow rock, cha cha, bossa nova) the Rytm16′s real claim to fame lies in its five separate Disco beats, making it instantly applicable for anyone wanting to recreate classic Disco rhythms, or to reuse Disco motifs in a contemporary setting.

Rytm16 has a warm, soft-edged sound (though the ride cymbals are still sharp and clear). Used solo, it is ideally suited to downtempo styles, chillout, lounge, jazz fusion, and laid-back funk; or it can be layered with modern drum sounds to add a vintage flavour to a contemporary production.

Our recreation of the original machine adds individual pan controls, MIDI velocity control, compression, saturation, distortion and a convolved vintage plate reverb, allowing the user to dial up precisely the drum sound they need.

The library is available for the introductory price of £5.45 GBP for a limited time (regular £5.95 GBP). Requires Kontakt 4.2.3 or later.

More information: Rhythmic Robot / Rytm16

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40% off Jennings by Rhythmic Robot at VST Buzz

Rhythmic Robot Jennings

VST Buzz has announced a 40% discount on Jennings, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt by Rhythmic Robot.

“Jennings” is a meticulously faithful recreation of one of the very first synthesisers -the valve-based Jennings Univox. The sound of the univox was a rich, warm, analogue wave which could be processed, adjusted and filtered using 12 “tabs” along the front of the keyboard. Cutting edge sampling and convolution techniques bring valves from seventy years ago back to life and put them right there in your DAW, ready to bathe everything in an amber glow (and a faint smell of warm crocodile skin). This is what synthesisers sounded like back at the dawn of an era. And you know what? They sounded good.

Jennings is rich, unique and raw – each preset was crafted with care and attention and provides an incredibly genuine and unusual sound. Its a Kontakt instrument you can’t afford to do without – whether you want authentic tones from the early days of synth history, or brand-new creations that still have that warmth and glow to them, Jennings delivers.

Jennings is available to purchase from VST Buzz for $45 USD until March 4th, 2014 (regular $75 USD).

More information: VST Buzz

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Rhythmic Robot releases Lambda library for Kontakt

Rhythmic Robot has introduced Lambda, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt featuring the sounds of the Korg Lambda ES50 poly-synthesizer.

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Main panel of the Lambda sample library for Kontakt.

The original Lambda, produced in 1979, was a preset-based synthesiser with genuine polyphony, two banks of preset tabs, and some unusual (and musically useful) touches like two filter circuits, one dedicated to the Brass patch; a separate key-click control for the Electric Piano patch; a global filter; and, unusually for its time, a stereo “chorus-phase” effect which output on twin jacks. This stereo effect, plus detunable oscillators in the synth section, gave the Lambda a typically rich, thick analogue sound and made it a coveted classic.

The Rhythmic Robot version builds on the capabilities of the original but allows the user to switch in a “vintage” mode, restricting the software to the hardware’s behaviour, for creating authentic patches. The more modern updates to the original include resonance on the global filter circuit, a full ADSR amp envelope, a dedicated AR envelope for the percussive sounds, a battery of additional vintage-style effects, velocity sensitivity and individual level trims for the preset patches – allowing combinations of sound impossible on the original.

Lambda features

  • The rich, fluid tone of the Korg Lambda analogue synthesiser.
  • Vintage Mode: absolute authenticity, restricting controls and features to those present on the original hardware.
  • Contemporary Mode: advanced flexibility with individual instrument-level control, for sounds not possible on the original.
  • 738 24-bit samples of every Lambda tone and all its variations: 2.4Gb total.
  • Includes 30 factory presets covering basses, pads, synths and keys.
  • Individual control over instrument levels allows sound-blending for rich, luxurious sounds.
  • Stereo Chorus-Phase effect sampled from the original machine: lush, swirling and complex.
  • A selection of vintage-style effects including Phaser, Leslie speaker, Amp Cab simulator and Reverb.

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £29.95 GBP (RRP £34.95 GBP). Requires full version Kontakt version 4.2.3 or higher.

More information: Rhythmic Robot / Lambda

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Rhythmic Robot releases NanoMod 5: Analog Bass for Kontakt

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Rhythmic Robot has released NanoMod 5: Analog Bass, a new miniature synth instrument, part of the NanoMod series of Kontakt libraries.

Rhtyhmic Robot NanoMod 5 Analog Bass
Analog Bass aims to provide you with a huge number of analogue bass tones in a tiny footprint.

NanoMod 5: Analog Bass is (as the name suggests) an analogue bass synth. Like the other NanoMods in the series it uses a simple, intuitive interface to control a wide feature set, allowing the user to program powerful sounds quickly and easily.

Key to the interface is the Glitch control, which randomises the settings in a “musically intelligent” manner, and making a great way to create new patches or get a sound starting point for tweaking.

The Analog Bass library is available to purchase for £3 GBP. Requires NI Kontakt version 4.2.3 or later (including Kontakt 5 and above).

More information: Rhythmic Robot / NanoMods

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