Twisted Tools releases Ultraloop Loop Expansions by Richard Devine, Cristian Vogel & Balkansky

Twisted Tools has launched new Loop Expansions by Richard Devine, Cristian Vogel and Balkansky, for the Ultraloop sampler ensemble for Native Instruments Reaktor.

Ultraloops Loop Expansions

LOOP EXPANSIONS feature 128 loops by cutting edge artists and come jam packed with 128 hand-crafted presets for ULTRALOOP, our loop remixing sampler. Instantly generate an infinite amount of new loops and song ideas.

Don’t have ULTRALOOP? No problem. All the LOOP EXPANSIONS come with standard .WAV format as well and can be used with your favorite audio software.

The Loop Expansion packs are available for purchase for $19 USD each.

More information: Twisted Tools

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Applied Acoustics Systems releases Harmonic Geometry for String Studio VS-2

Applied Acoustics Systems has launched Harmonic Geometry, a sound bank by artist and sound designer Richard Devine for String Studio VS-2 and AAS Player.

With Harmonic Geometry, Richard Devine explores our string modeling synthesizer in all its facets. In his distinctive style, he brings us elaborate timbral perspectives and intricate textural spaces using the many shapes and forms of String Studio VS-2.

These ingenious constructions materialize into an eclectic collection of sounds spanning modern sci-fi territories, ambiences, surprising percussions, resonant vibrational effects, and exotic instruments.

Harmonic Geometry comprises 130 presets divided into eight categories: Pad, Effect, Arpeggiator, Plucked, Synth, Keys, Percussion, and Ambient.

Harmonic Geometry is available for the introductory price of $29 USD until October 20th, 2014 (regular $39 USD). A bundle of String Studio VS-2 and Harmonic Geometry is $179 USD during this promotion ($59 discount).

More information: Applied Acoustics Systems / Harmonic Geometry

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Akai releases iMPC Pro music production app for iPad

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Akai Professional has released iMPC Pro, a music production app for iPad.

Akai iMPC Pro

iMPC Pro is a 64-track music production powerhouse for your iPad. With built-in sampling functionality, a massive sound library, effects, and over 30 performance-driven features, iMPC Pro brings the functionality of Akai Professional’s coveted Music Production Center to your iPad.

Developed in partnership with Retronyms, the developers of the original iMPC app, iMPC Pro comes with pro-grade tools for intuitive beat creation whenever inspiration strikes.

It combines multiple sampling methods, producer-tested MPC features, a custom sample library from Richard Devine, and an intuitive gestural editor for the most powerful, creative and fun iPad music production experience yet.

iMPC Pro features

  • A platform for creating sample-based music on your iPad with renowned MPC functionality.
  • Sample audio from the iPad microphone, your own tracks using resampling, other apps using InterApp Audio, or your music library using the multi-touch turntable interface.
  • 64 tracks for flexible multi-track music production including gain fader, 3-band EQ, mute, solo, panning and FX sends on each track.
  • All-new chop-shop provides intuitive multi-touch editing, trimming, auditioning, splicing, splicing and processing of sample.
  • All-new Timeline View opens a multi-touch gestural editor for sequencing, recording, and editing.
  • All-new Flux mode lets you warp and glitch your beats in real-time or with automation.
  • All-new Precision Knobs and Faders expand on command for precisely dialing in parameters.
  • Drag n’ Drop your samples for simplified program/kit assembly.
  • All-new 3D-performance mode lets your perform with your iPad’s accelerometer.
  • All-new Turbo Duck effect fattens up your tracks with sidechain compression.
  • Exclusive sound library featuring 1,400+ samples from sound designer Richard Devine with hundreds of Akai Pro exclusive samples.
  • Improved sampling workflow with re-sampling and sample library organization.
  • 16 Levels mode with attack, velocity, length, and tuning settings for quickly creating variations of your sounds.
  • Note Variation slider lets you adjust attack, velocity, length, and tuning as you play.
  • Onboard effects include delay, bit crusher, and master compressor/limiter.
  • Live Sequence queuing for real-time performance and playback.
  • Time correct: 1/8 note – 1/32T with variable swing.
  • MPC Note Repeat featuring 1/8 note – 1/32T timing with latch.
  • Supports Inter-App Audio in iOS7 for sampling from your other music apps.
  • AudioCopy and AudioPaste for copying/pasting beats and sequences from compatible apps.
  • Seamless integration with Retronym’s Tabletop app for iPad, a modular audio environment.
  • Works with MPC Element via the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately).
  • Community sharing built-in: directly upload to SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or export to your computer.
  • iOS support for simple drag-and-drop, plucking, and multi-touch music gestures.
  • Interactive gesture control for automation, mixing, and effects.
  • Automation lets you record pad and track mute changes to your sequence.
  • Tabletop ready – use iMPC Pro inside the acclaimed Tabletop App to combine it with dozens of synths, sequencers, FX and more.
  • Samples may be set to 1-shot or “hold” mode.
  • Tuning, Panning, Level, Lo-Pass and Hi-Pass available for each sound.
  • Easy cloning of sequences via multitouch capabilities.
  • Classic “Next-Sequence” lets you juggle your sequences to experiment with different compositions or for dynamic live performance.
  • Mute and poly pad groups for authentic percussion performances.
  • Mixer effects include tempo-sync’d delay, reverb, chorus, flanger.
  • Add third-party effects with InterApp Audio Effect.
  • Pad effects include custom-designed envelope filters, 4-mode distortion and ring mod.
  • Supports InterApp Audio mode. Record the outputs directly into other apps like GarageBand and Cubasis.
  • Over 20 demo projects to manipulate, shape and learn with.
  • Extensive Undo History lets you roll back your project to any state.
  • Export your tracks as an audio file.

iMPC Pro is available for purchase for the introductory price of $12.99 USD for a limited time (regular $19.99 USD).

More information: Akai Pro / iMPC Pro

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AAS announces Abstractions for Ultra Analog VA-2 & AAS Player plug-ins

AAS Abstractions

Applied Acoustics Systems has announced the upcoming release of the Abstractions sound bank for the Ultra Analog VA-2 synthesizer and AAS Player plug-ins in collaboration with artist and sound designer Richard Devine.

Abstractions is the second sound bank title by Richard Devine in AAS’ Sound Bank Series following the Microsound Textures title for the Chromaphone creative percussion synthesizer. This collection of 127 signature sounds covers standard analog categories but revisited with Richard Devine’s unique aesthetics. These finely crafted sounds range from super precise percussion hits to rich and intricate ambient textures and are sure to provide many hours of exploration in evocative soundscapes.

“We worked with Richard on Ultra Analog VA-2’s factory sounds at the time of the release last Fall; We enjoyed the sounds so much that we asked him for more in the form of a signature sound bank,” says Marc-Pierre Verge, CEO of Applied Acoustics Systems, “The result is a collection of exclusive sounds that once again showcase beautifully Richard’s style and mastery of sound design.”

The Abstractions sound bank will be available in the first quarter of 2014 for $39 USD. The instant download delivery package will include both an Ultra Analog VA-2 bank file as well as the free AAS Player plug-in for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX).

More information: Applied Acoustics Systems

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Nord updates Nord Lead 4 OS to v1.20 + Richard Devine Bank

Nord has launched OS version 1.20 for the Nord Lead 4 performance synthesizer.

Nord Lead 4 OS 1.20
OS 1.20 is an important update that both fixes some bugs in the Nord Lead 4 as well as adding a number of new features.

Changes in OS v1.20

  • Performances are now organized in 2 Banks, A and B with 50 slots in each.
  • When the Ladder M filter is selected, the filter and amp envelopes is switched into a more vintage like mode.
  • Nord Sound Manager Program Bundles are now supported – requires Nord Sound Manager 6.34 or newer!
  • Details here.

The update is available now from the downloads section.

Richard Devind Nord Lead 4 Bank

Nord has also introduced a new bank for the Nord Lead 4 by Richard Devine.

Richard Devine is an artist and sound designer based in Atlanta GA. He’s a man of many skills and his portfolio includes releasing music on the cult label WARP, remixing Ryuichi Sakamoto, sound design for Microsoft Windows 7 and doing sound libraries for many innovative companies like Ableton, Native Instruments, Propellerheads, Izotope and many more!

Richard also did some brilliant patches the Nord Modular G2 back in the day, so he can proudly call himself real Clavian!

The free bank includes 50 performances, 50 single programs, and 25 bonus drum sound programs.

More information: Nord / Nord Lead 4

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