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Rob Papen updates Predator RE to v1.0.7

Rob Papen has updated the Predator Rack Extension software synthesizer for Propellerhead Reason to version 1.0.7.

Predator-RE is a killer synthesizer that combines inspiring preset’s and first-class features to make this your ‘go-to’ synthesizer for contemporary music production. The user interface has been designed so that all controls are visible on screen, making it fun and incredibly easy-to-use.

Rob Papen Predator-RE
Rob Papen’s Predator-RE gets some new graphics in version 1.0.7.

Changes in Predator RE v1.0.7

  • New graphics.
  • Clip distortion fx added.
  • Over 450 new presets, details here.

Predator RE is available to purchase for 99 EUR / $119 USD.

More information: Rob Papen / Predator-RE

Rob Papen produces extras for The 4 Element Synth book/DVD set

Rob Papen has announced the release of additional online content for The 4 Element Synth subtractive synthesis instructional book/DVD set.

Rob Papen The 4 Element Synth

Appropriately subtitled The secrets of subtractive synthesis, this 200-plus-page enlightening tome was many years in the making, effectively dating back to 2001 when Rob Papen started teaching exclusive masterclasses in synth sound design in his well-stocked studio using the likes of his beloved Roland Jupiter 8 programmable polysynth and seminal Korg MS-20 semi-modular monosynth alongside other vintage analogue classics and more modern counterparts. Here he developed an approach to working with subtractive synthesis that he termed The 4-Element Synth© — hence the book/DVD set’s title. As implied by name, the book basically breaks subtractive synthesis down into four digestible and distinct chapters or elements: Element-1 / Oscillators, Element-2 / Filter, Element-3 / Amplifier, and Element-4 / Modulators — each of which receive their own equally easy-to-follow DVD treatment, thanks in no small part to the talented author and presenter’s easy- going onscreen persona.

No teaching technique needs to be set in stone, however; there is almost always room for improvement — or even additional content, as is the case with The 4 Element Synth. The beauty of online content is that it can, of course, be updated far faster than print or physical media, which is exactly what Rob Papen has done by uploading two additional Element-4 / Modulators chapter-related bonus videos here:

Anyone who has already purchased The 4 Element Synth book/DVD set is invited to thereby (re)read the LFO and Element-2 section (p152) and then watch an all-new accompanying video about LFO and resonance modulation. Meanwhile, the Three points to keep in mind using an envelope section (p107) also benefits from additional demonstrative video content; as Rob Papen himself says, “There’s another important point about envelope modulation of the filter. As we’ve said already in the Element-2 chapter, many producers and synth players often use only the cutoff knob; they forget that there is also an envelope amount and the envelope settings that can change the sound — and not just a little bit! Keep these three points in mind when you’re working with the filter section of your synthesizer.”

Speaking of synthesizers, apart from those aforesaid analogue classics and a rather impressive looking (and sounding) ‘Moog-alike’ System-22 modular system from — all of which make musical onscreen appearances throughout The 4 Element Synth DVDs, Rob Papen also makes much use of his own company’s Predator — a ‘phat’ sounding killer soft synth that combines inspiring presets and first-class features to create the perfect ‘go-to’ synth for contemporary music production. Predator and Predator RE users can also download the preset banks used on the DVDs from here:

Needless to say, anyone wishing to literally uncover the secrets of subtractive synthesis should surely look no further than The 4 Element Synth book/DVD set — now more enlightening than ever, thanks to these latest enhancements!

The 4 Element Synth book/DVD set is available to purchase within the EU for 74 EUR (inc. VAT), or 69 EUR plus shipping (where appropriate) outside the EU. The set is also available from US dealer Sweetwater, as well as via various European dealers.

More information: Rob Papen / The 4 Element Synth

Singomakers releases Complextro & Dubstep Synth Patches 3 in 1

Singomakers Complextro & Dubstep 3 in 1

Singomakers has launched Complextro & Dubstep Synth Patches 3 in 1, a collection of patches for three popular software synthesizer instruments.

“3 in 1″ is a totally new generation of Soft Synth Presets! It is 3 absolutely different presets banks for Massive, Sylenth1 and Predator linked together by two great genres – Complextro & Dubstep and also all these sounds are available for samplers!

We locked in the studio our best sound engineers for 2 months to produce this outstanding collection of synth patches! The job is done and now we are very proud to present you this amazing collection of Complextro & Dubstep presets!

In total it contains 180 awesome synth presets, including Wobble Basses, Screaming Leads, Growls, Reese, FX and a lot more!

The soundset is available to purchase for £34.95 GBP. Individual synth packs are £24.95 GBP each.

More information: Singomakers / Complextro & Dubstep Synth Patches

Emerge Audio updates Outlander for Predator

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Emerge Audio Outlander V2

Emerge Audio has updated the Outlander soundset to version 2. It now consists of 128 presets for the Predator software synthesizer by Rob Papen (previously 64).

This time you have opportunity to explore high quality presets ranging from dance, trance to minimal and electro. Useful arps, heavy and morphing basses, wide saws and deep pads – you will find all of them in this fresh soundbank.

Outlander V2 features

  • 128 presets: arps, basses, leads, keys, synths, effects.
  • All patches are categorized.
  • Modulation wheel is extensively used for cut off, morphing and other effects.
  • Includes PDF file with useful information.
  • Instant download (you will receive link immediately after purchase).

Outlander 2 is available at the introductory price of $9.99 USD until April 23rd, 2013 (regular $14.99 USD).

More information: Emerge Audio / Outlander

Rob Papen updates RP-Distort effect plugin to v1.0.1

Rob Papen RP-Distort

Rob Papen has updated the RP-Distort distortion effect plug-in for Windows and Mac to version 1.0.1.

RP-Distort is not just a distortion unit, but much more. The distortion unit inside RP-Distort can be combined with an analog modelled filter, compressor and widener unit.

These units can be re-order, but also can be turned on or off. So in case you only want a great analog modelled filter… RP-Distort can offer this. Or only the unique widener unit which is great for widening a boring mono track.

Changes in RP-Distort v1.0.1

  • 11 new effect algos: Atan distortion, Clipper 2, FM, Waveshaper, Two Band Cos, Two Band Fuzz, Two Band Limiter, Two Band Overdrive, Two Band Power, Two Band Rectify, Two Band Saturation.
  • New presets in:
    • Bank 01 Drum & Percussion 01preset: 035 until 046.
    • Bank 03 vocal 01presets: 050 until 063.
  • Fixed problem with edit / original button.
  • Fixed problem with noise-gate not resetting after long holds.
  • Other small fixes.

RP-Distort for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available to purchase for 49 EUR inc. VAT.

More information: Rob Papen / RP-Distort

Rob Papen extends Limited Edition EDM & Urban Synth Bundles through April

Rob Papen EDM / Urban Synth Bundles

Rob Papen has extended the availability of the limited edition EDM & Urban Synth Bundles, offering its virtual synthesizer instruments bundled at a discounted price.

Rob Papen virtual synths are always packed with top-notch presets and a host of powerful features giving you the tools to create unique sounds in a matter of minutes and are used by many top producers worldwide.

The EDM Synth Bundle and the Urban Synth Bundle each include three Rob Papen synths and save you around 45% off the combined price, but don’t wait around as there are only limited amounts available worldwide.

Limited Edition Bundles features

  • EDM Synth Bundle – Combining Rob Papen’s Predator virtual synth, Punch drum machine and Blade virtual additive synthesizer plugins, the EDM Bundle is a highly flexible electronic monster offering masses of diverse sounds for electronic dance producers.
  • Urban Synth Bundle – Ideal for producers of Dubstep, Drum and Bass, Garage and Grime, the Rob Papen Urban Synth Bundle, which combines the SubBoomBass ultra deep bass synth, Punch drum machine and Predator virtual synth plug-ins, will also seamlessly fit into the workflows of those creating Hip Hop, Rap and R&B music.

The bundles are available until April 30th, 2013, priced at 199.00 EUR/$239 USD/£169 GBP each.

More information: Rob Papen / EDM & Urban Synth Bundles

Rob Papen releases RP-Dock instrument & effect plugin host

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Rob Papen has announced the release of RP-Dock, a standalone host application for Rob Papen products.

Rob Papen RP-Dock
RP-Dock works with all Rob Papen instrument and effect plug-ins. In the above screenshot, RP-Dock hosts the Blade synthesizer plug-in.

There are handy features like tempo setting and an audio recording/playback facility. The audio setting for sample rate can be selected from 44.1Khz up to 96Khz (depending on your soundcard/device). Midi input offers merging of all connected Midi controllers and also included is an optional midi channel selector.

RP-Dock will host all current RP products and is completely free!
A great tool if you are playing live or in the studio or… simply cool if you just like to play around with the synthesizers or effects.

RP-Dock is currently available to download for Mac, free of charge. The Windows PC version is to be released soon.

More information: Rob Papen / RP-Dock

Rob Papen releases RP-Verb Rack Extension for Reason

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Rob Papen has announced the release of RP-Verb RE, a reverb Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.

Rob Papen RP-Verb RE
Rob Papen’s RP-Verb Rack Extension features reverb, early and late reflections, ensemble, distortion & EQ modules.

When it comes to a pristine, authentic reverb, it’s the algorithm that counts. RP-Verb is the fruit of Rob Papen’s decades-long study of reverb.

With countless hours of exploring, testing, and tweaking by Rob himself and Jon Ayres, the result is exactly what you would expect: a stunning, musical reverb that brings unmatched dimension and fullness to your mixes.

RP-Verb is “the Reverb” that you have waited years for to use in your Reason rack!

RP-Verb RE is available for the introductory price of 49 EUR / $59 USD until April 30th, 2013 (regular 65 EUR / $79 USD).

More information: Rob Papen / RP-Verb RE