Time+Space has announced that it giving existing users of Rob Papen synths or effects plugins the chance to boost their Papen arsenal with some exclusive offers available until 31st January.
50% off RG – Described by Computer Music magazine as ´inspirational´ and ´peerless´ this Rhythm Guitar synth offers electric and acoustic guitar grooves with sequencer and synth effects. If you already own a Rob Papen title, you can buy RG for just £39.47 / €49.50.
30% off eXplorer 2 Upgrade – the entire collection of Rob Papen virtual synths and effects plugins for a mere £234.50 / €419.00! Predator, Blue, RG, SubBoomBass, Punch, and Blade plus RP-Distort, RP-Delay and RP-Verb will all be at your disposal and you´ll be saving a massive £529 compared to individual purchases of these titles.
To take advantage of this offer, purchase RG or the eXplorer 2 Upgrade with the discount at timespace.com and enter the serial number or registered email address of your existing Rob Papen title in the Comments Box as you check out.
Xenos Soundworks has announced Score Elements, a new soundset by JoMal for the Rob Papen BLUE software synthesizer.
Many owners of Rob Papen synths will definitely recognize the name JoMal – he has created quite a large number of stunning factory presets for the Rob Papen product line.
We now introduce JoMal’s latest commercial soundset for Blue, called Score Elements, which contains 32 amazing ambient/cinematic pads, effects, etc, all of which leave a profound emotional impact on the listener.
Rob Papen has released SubBoomBass-RE, the Rack Extension version of the bass synthesizer instrument.
SubBoomBass-RE is filled with excessive amounts of low end ammunition to detonate your tracks! With presets designed by the legendary Rob Papen and other guest artists, this dedicated bass synth will supply you with huge cone-rattling sounds that will body any music track. This software instrument is great for Hip Hop and RnB but can also be used for Dubstep, video game music, film scores and more…
SubBoomBass RE has been carefully crafted to provide you with the tools to create fresh new bass lines. It includes unique tuned drum percussion samples which are great for Hip Hop and RnB basses but can also be used to add rhythm flavour to your tracks. Also check out the innovative ‘Wave-sequence’ feature which will open up brand new sonic possibilities for your music. Other features included are two effects slots which can be modulated using midi from any of the synthesizer parts.
SubBoomBass-RE is available for the introductory price of 49 EUR / $64 USD until December 31st, 2012 (regular 65 EUR / $79 USD).
Rob Papen has released RP-Distort RE, a distortion effect for Propellerhead Reason.
The previously released RP-Distort plugin is now available for Reason.
RP-Distort is not just a distortion unit, but much more. The distortion unit inside RP-Distort can be combined with an analog modeled filter, compressor and widener unit.
On top of that, the controls can be modulated using midi sources or by one of the 4 build in LFOs that can sync to your host tempo. The distortion unit offers 22 distortion types included ring modulator and lo-fi.
RP-Distort is a wicked FX unit that will distort or alter your tracks in an inspirational way.
The RP-Distort RE is available to purchase for the introductory price of 19 EUR / $25 USD until December 31st, 2012 (regular 29 EUR / $35 USD).
Rob Papen has updated the Blade software synthesizer for Windows and Mac to version 1.0.1
The initial idea for Blade was born out of the want to have more ‘human input’ into the sound. The classic synthesizer parts for modulation are LFOs and Envelopes. The ‘human input’ is the keyboard we play and controllers like pitch bend or modulation wheel. A XY pad is perfect for the human input, but it controls only the filter and volume… We found this to be too limited. We wanted also to control the ‘harmonics’ of the oscillator…changing the waveform using the XY pad.
Out of this idea, Blade was born…
Changes in Blade v1.0.1
New, easier to read graphics.
Modulation amount knobs have grey led color to show their difference in function.
Improved sub-oscillator sound.
Improved preset changing behavior, so less CPU spikes and clicks & pops on changing presets.
Fixed problem with ensemble causing clicks and small bug fixes.
New banks added: 03 A drop In Silence by Matthew Thomasson, 03 Scope Psytrance by Scope, 03 Mike Papen 01 by Mike Papen.
Also new presets inside banks: 01 Synth 02, 02 Wobbles 01, 03 JoMal 01, 03 Rob Fabrie 01, 03 Rob Fabrie 02.
Blade for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available to purchase for 119 EUR (inc. VAT) /$139 USD.