Rob Papen has announced that its BLUE software synthesizer for Windows and Mac is on sale until the release of the upcoming BLUE-II.
BLUE has six oscillators which can be connected in various ways, two analogue style modelled stereo filters, an enormous range of processing and modulation options, sequencer and an incredibly powerful arpeggiator.
BLUE is an exciting soft synth that delivers FM Synthesis, Phase Distortion Synthesis, Wave Shaping Synthesis, and Subtractive Synthesis in one seriously creative combination!We call it ‘Crossfusion synthesis’… All this is creatively combined under one virtual roof with over 2000 inspirational presets, covering a wide range of musical styles, and much more besides.
As some of you might already be aware, the Rob Papen roadmap is leading to BLUE-II in the not too distant future… Until then, we’re offering BLUE at a discounted price, and, of course, you can still upgrade to BLUE-II once it is released.
BLUE for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is now available to purchase for 79 EUR/$99 USD (previously 149 EUR/$179 USD). Those who purchase BLUE in September 2013 can contact Rob Papen for the free upgrade when BLUE-II is released.
More information: Rob Papen / BLUE
Xenos Soundworks has announced the release of Forbidden Experiments, a soundset for Aalto by Madrona Labs, and the Solaris soundset by Yemski for Rob Papen´s Blade.
‘Forbidden Experiments’ is a collection of 65 exciting presets for Madrona Labs Aalto, containing a balanced mix of the chaotic machines, sequences and sound effects Aalto excels at, with unique basses, leads, pads and synths that show Aalto’s tamer side.
Each patch has, at the very least, the modwheel assigned for additional expression.
The Forbidden Experiments soundset costs $9.95 USD.
Solaris contains a whopping 180 patches!
From hypnotic arppeggios to blissful pads, from intriguing soundscapes to otherworldly sound effects, Yemski shows off his great skill in providing quality ambient and soundscape patches that fit into a large variety of currently popular musical styles.
The Solaris soundset costs $19.95 USD.
More information: Xenos Soundworks
Rob Papen has announced full compatibility with Avid Pro Tools 11 and Apple Logic Pro X.
Having already introduced its advanced AAX (Avid Audio Xtension) plug-in format with Pro Tools 10 to offer better workflows and sound parity when sharing sessions between DSP-accelerated and DSP-based Pro Tools systems, Avid has now turbocharged AAX with 64-bit performance with the recent release of Pro Tools 11. Of course, Rob Papen prides itself at always being at the forefront of any such developments and now all Rob Papen products are available as 64-bit AAX plug-ins ready to run within Pro Tools 11 on both Mac or PC platforms. Existing Rob Papen product owners should simply login to their Rob Papen user account and download the latest installers for their products… for free!
Since Rob Papen made the jump to 64-bit compatibility early on to take advantage of improved performance via suitable host applications accessing increased RAM, its current products are already compatible with Apple’s recently-released 64-bit architecture-based Logic Pro X. As such, any Rob Papen users who are still running 32-bit versions of their products and planning to migrate to Logic Pro X should simply login to their Rob Papen user account and download the latest 64-bit Mac installers for whatever products they own to ensure continued compatibility — again, for free!
Pro Tools II or Logic Pro X? The choice is yours. Whatever way you choose to go, rest assured you’ll be good to go with the latest Inspiration Soundware from Rob Papen!
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Sonic Elements has introduced BIOS, a soundset for the Blade software synthesizer by Rob Papen.
BIOS is a soundset that takes Blade to new auditory levels. Experience the classic sounds of film scores and new age bliss.
The patch design focuses on elaborate techniques and careful design to achieve unique results. All patches are tested and tweaked in real songs to ensure usability and playability. The patches range from ethereal leads and pads to hard cutting dance sounds.
- 64 presets.
- Mod wheel mapped on every preset.
- Utilizes unique XY features.
- Creative patch design.
- Features a classic new age pallete.
The soundset costs $15 USD.
More information: Sonic Elements / BIOS
Time+Space has announced August Extras, offering free products with a purchase of selected plugins and instruments.
Throughout August, Time+Space are giving customers one or two extras completely free with selected virtual instrument and effects plugin purchases.
From Groove 3 tutorials to free downloadable expansion packs, now’s a great time to expand your virtual studio and buy that longed for instrument or plugin.
Buy Spectrasonics Omnisphere and you’ll automatically receive the Groove 3 Omnisphere tutorial video plus Ilio´s EDM Fire expansion pack for free!
Been meaning to dive into the world of Toontrack EZkeys? Buy Grand Piano, Upright Piano, Classic Electrics, Retro Electrics or Essential Pianos and not only will you get a free download of Groove 3′s EZkeys tutorial video you’ll also receive a code to download an EZkeys MIDI pack of your choice worth £19.95!
Plus, buy any of the following titles and you’ll get the related Groove 3 video tutorial for free…
- Spectrasonics Trilian
- Toontrack Superior Drummer
- Garritan Instant Orchestra
- Garritan Personal Orchestra 4
- Rob Papen Predator
- iZotope Iris
- iZotope Nectar
- iZotope Ozone 5
- iZotope Alloy 2
- iZotope RX2
- iZotope Insight
- iZotope Trash 2
- iZotope Stutter Edit
And finally, the Time+Space Loyalty scheme means you’ll receive an extra discount off your next purchase when you spend over £100.
The promotion ends August 31st, 2013.
More information: Time+Space / August Extras
macProVideo has introduced Predator: Unleashed, a video tutorial by Rishabh Rajan for Rob Papen’s Predator virtual synthesizer instrument.
Beware! There’s a Predator on the loose! Gratefully, Rishabh Rajan is here to tame this ravenous, Rob Papen synth and show you how you can get it producing those rapacious sounds that’ll transform your tracks into true monsters.
At first glance, Predator is a beast of a synth! But don’t worry because – starting with the first tutorial in this course – Rishabh Rajan explains how all those knobs and parameters are visually linked and functionally organized to produce Predator’s leviathan sonics!
Predator: Unleashed is available to macProVideo subscribers. A HD download costs $19.50 USD. Use coupon code 13aug25 at checkout to get 25% off (offer valid until August 7th, 2013).
More information: macProVideo / Predator: Unleashed
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Rob Papen has announced that the limited-edition EDM and Urban bundles have been extended to the end of July, 2013.
These two special bundle packs were created with Urban and Electronic Dance Music producers in mind.
The EDM Synth Bundle and the Urban Synth Bundle each include three Rob Papen synths, saving you around 45% off the combined price, but don’t wait around as there are only limited amounts available worldwide.
- The EDM Synth Bundle SRP: €199 / $239 / £169
Comprising Rob Papen’s Predator virtual synth, Punch drum machine, and Blade virtual additive synthesizer plug-ins, the EDM Synth Bundle is a highly-flexible electronic monster, offering masses of diverse sounds
for electronic dance producers.
- The Urban Synth Bundle SRP: €199 / $239 / £169
Ideal for producers of Dubstep, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Garage, and Grime, the Rob Papen Urban Synth Bundle includes the SubBoomBass ultra deep bass synth, Punch drum machine, and Predator virtual synth plug-ins, and will also seamlessly fit into Hip Hop, Rap and R&B music creation workflows.
The offer expires July 31st, 2013. Users that already own one or more Rob Papen products can contact Rob Papen or an authorised dealer for upgrade information.
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