D16 Group updates Classic Boxes Collection to v1.6 (RC)

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D16 Group has introduced release candidate version 1.6 of its Classic Boxes Collection, a bundle of drum machine and bassline synthesizer plug-ins for Windows and Mac.

D16 Group Classic Boxes

Includes all four D16’s acclaimed emulations of classic vintage boxes (303, 606, 909 and 808)

Changes in Classic Boxes Collection v1.6

  • Maintenance update, compatibility with newer operating systems, host applications etc.
  • Changed locations of default settings file and License Key file. (Now these files are kept on user level instead of system level).
  • Bugfix – Ableton Live broken automatization when pattern’s name changed.
  • Minor look and feel changes.
  • Minor bug fixes.
  • Changed system requirements for Mac OS X users (requires minimum OSX 10.7).
  • Drumazon:
    • Added: Native mode playback control with Midi keyboard.
    • Added: Quick step edition (accented step with Ctrl/Shift keys or right mouse button).
    • Bugfix: Drum map corrupted when was user defined and no file selected.
    • Bugfix: Trigger output number recall problem.
    • Bugfix: Default pattern bank recall problem.
  • Nepheton:
    • Added: Native mode playback control with Midi keyboard.
    • Added: Quick step edition (accented step with Ctrl/Shift keys or right mouse button).
    • Change: Number of outputs increased from 12 to 16.
    • Bugfix: Drum map corrupted when was user defined and no file selected.
    • Bugfix: Trigger output number recall problem.
    • Bugfix: Default pattern bank recall problem.
    • Bugfix: Whole pattern shifting problem.
  • Nithonat:
    • Added: Native mode playback control with Midi keyboard.
    • Added: Quick step edition (accented step with Ctrl/Shift keys or right mouse button).
    • Bugfix: Drum map corrupted when was user defined and no file selected.
    • Bugfix: Trigger output number recall problem.
    • Bugfix: Default pattern bank recall problem.
  • Phoscyon:
    • Bugfix: After turning Int Seq off, Start button had to be pressed twice to start playing again.

The Classic Boxes Collection for Windows and Mac is currently available for purchase at a 30% discount in D16 Group’s Winter Sale. The version 1.6 release candidate is available for download to users of a plug-in/plug-ins from the series.

More information: D16 Group / Classic Boxes Collection

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Roland releases 7X7-TR8 Drum Machine Expansion for TR-8

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Roland has introduce the new 7X7-TR8 Drum Machine Expansion for the TR-8 Rhythm Performer.

Roland 7x7-RT8 Drum Machine Expansion

The sounds of the now-famous TR-707 and TR-727 Rhythm Composers, with every nuance accounted for, can be injected into the TR-8, taking the whole experience to an entirely new level. Loved deeply by groove-minded musicians the world over, these machines have been the beating heart of a wide range of styles, including synth pop, acid house, techno, industrial, electro, and experimental.

7X7-TR8 Drum Machine Expansion features

  • Every sound of the TR-707 and TR-727 Rhythm Composers, faithfully reproduced using the original PCM wave data and detailed models of the original circuitry.
  • Analog Circuit Behavior captures the unmistakable sound of the original units—a result of lo-fi sampling and the behavior of the analog envelope and VCA circuitry design.
  • Adds the unique flam and accent behaviors of the TR-909 and TR-707, with adjustable flam intensity and two levels of accent.
  • Four entirely new TR-8 sounds including modified TR-909 kick, TR-909 snare and all new clap and snap sounds.
  • Upgrades the TR-8 to have all the sounds and articulations of four iconic TR drum machines, plus all new sounds, in one performance-ready instrument.

The expansion pack is available for 75 EUR. Requires the Roland TR-8.

More information: Roland / 7X7-TR8

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Arturia releases V Collection 4 (incl Arturia Software Center)

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Arturia V Collection 4

Arturia has launched V Collection 4, the latest edition of its virtual instrument bundle, including new instruments Matrix 12 V, Solina, Spark 2 and Vox Continental V.

V Collection 4 puts the sounds of the most legendary synthesizers, electric keyboards, organs, string machines and drum kits, at your finger tips.

The V Collection completes what is missing in your DAW by giving you an arsenal of the best-proven instruments in history.

V Collection 4 features

  • Includes 13 software titles : Matrix-12 V, Spark2, Solina V, VOX Continental V, Mini V, Modular V, CS-80V, ARP2600 V, Prophet V & Prophet VS, Jupiter 8-V, Oberheim SEM V, Wurlitzer V, Analog Lab.
  • Each virtual instrument in the V COLLECTION can be used as a stand-alone application or as a plug-in within your favorite DAW.
  • Simple MIDI mapping to any keyboard controller.
  • No more e-licenser, no more dongle. Manage your licenses via our new ASC software.
  • The ability to work at up to 32bit/96kHz resolution, you can now make music on your computer the way you would with a Hardware synthesizer.
  • Thousands of high quality and innovative sound presets.
  • Thanks to TAE®, Arturia’s proprieritary technology, you have the guarantee that the sound coming from the different synthesizer recreations is as pure and phat as the original.
  • Polyphony goes from 2 to 32 voices, with unison possibilities…
  • All the features of the original synths have been recreated but more was added to take advantage of new possibilities including:
    • Modulation Matrices
    • New filter types
    • Step sequencers
    • Keyboard split and layer
    • Innovative modulation sources
    • Smart preset management
    • Additional effects
    • Arpeggiators
  • Manuals in English, Japanese and French.

With the release of V Collection 4, Arturia has also launched its Arturia Software Center.

The Arturia Software Center (Or ASC) is an application that takes care of your Arturia instruments. It is the entry point to activate your instruments on a computer. It makes your experience easy and simple.

The Arturia software center lets you download updates, try demos or reach the product page to learn more about a specific instrument or buy it.

V Collection 4 is available for purchase for 399 EUR / $399 USD.

More information: Arturia / V Collection 4

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D16 Group launches Black Friday Sale – 30% off Classic Boxes

D16 Group has launched its Black Friday Sale, offering a 30% discount on the Classic Boxes Collection, comprising Nepheton, Drumazon, Nithonat & Phoscyon.

D16 Group Classic Boxes Collection

Holiday season is coming and Black Friday along with it, that’s why we’re preparing special deal for all instruments from the Classic Boxes Collection. No matter if you’re going to buy whole bundle or just pick some plug-in(s) from within the bundle separately.

Wish to take an advantage of this time limited offer? visit our online shop between November 28th and December 1st and enter BLACK2014 coupon code during the checkout to get 30% discount on the purchase. Don’t miss it. Be prepared and visit our online shop at the time.

Classic Boxes Collection

  • Phoscyon – taking the classic analogue sound of the legendary 303 silver box into the future. It offers an unmatched sound together with many advanced features.
  • Drumazon
    – emulates the famous 909 drum machine. All the instruments are synthesized in exactly the same way as the original. All the nuances and detail of the original are captured perfectly. In addition, all Drumazon instruments have enhanced controls. This extra functionality allows the user to adjust the sounds further than on the original unit.
  • Nepheton – emulates the famous 808 drum machine. All the nuances and details of the instruments sounds are captured perfectly. The instruments models are equipped with additional controls giving you possibility to tweak the sound much better.
  • Nithonat – is fully synthesized drum machine which emulates classic 606 box. This perfect emulation is enhanced with extra functionality taking the little pocket drum machine to the new dimension.

The sale ends December 1st, 2014. Use coupon BLACK2014 at checkout to get 30% off the Classic Boxes Collection and individual plug-ins from the bundle.

More information: D16 Group / Classic Boxes Collection

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Luftrum releases Luftrum 12 soundset for TAL-U-NO-LX

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Luftrum has announced the release of Luftrum 12, a collection of 64 presets for the TAL U-NO-LX synthesizer plug-in by Togu Audio Line.

Luftrum 12

TAL U-NO-LX is an accurate emulation of the Juno 60 with zero delay feedback filters and carefully calibrated controls making it a true replacement for the hardware synth with all the advantages of a software plugin.

Luftrum 12 contains ambient pads, funky basses, crispy synth leads and arpeggios inspired by the early 80’s electropop scene mixed with the sound of present time synth connoisseurs as Todd Terje, Röyksopp and Lindstrøm.

The soundset is available for purchase for $19 USD.

More information: Luftrum / Luftrum 12

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