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BOSS announces GP-10, GT-001, VE-2 & GT-100 version 2.0 update

BOSS has announced the GP-10 and GT-001 guitar processors, the VE-2 vocal harmonist, and a version 2.0 update of the GT-100 amp effects processor.

BOSS GP-10

GP-10: Guitar Processor

The new GP-10 puts a universe of amazing tones and tunings at your command, all in one compact processor that’s affordable and easy to use. With a Roland GK-compatible pickup on your guitar, the GP-10 lets you transform your sound into numerous classic electric and acoustic guitar types, basses, and even analog-modeled synths, including the legendary Roland GR-300. Not stopping there, you have access to instant altered tunings, including popular open tunings, 12-string tones, and “down” tunings that are essential for today’s ultra-heavy rock styles.

The versatile GP-10 also functions as a full-featured multi-effects processor for both GK and normal pickups, giving you a huge selection of COSM® amps and effects for live playing and studio recording. In addition, USB connectivity lets you capture GP-10 tones directly into your DAW, and you can even play computer-based soft synths from your axe with the GP-10’s guitar-to-MIDI convertor!

GT-001: Guitar Effects Processor

The GT-001 packs the acclaimed amps and effects of the flagship GT-100 Version 2.0 in a stylish desktop processor for your home studio or mobile rig. Its small size fits easily into any workspace, while the intuitive interface makes it simple to dial up world-class tones for recording and practice.

BOSS GT-001

In addition to the guitar input, an XLR mic input is included for capturing vocals or acoustic instruments, and the built-in USB audio/MIDI interface provides a direct connection for creating music with your favorite DAW.

Like the GT-100, the GT-001 offers powerful sound creation possibilities with dual amps and effects chains and flexible routing options. On top of that, a newly developed guitar-to-MIDI function lets you have fun with Guitar Friend Jam and other computer programs from a normal guitar input—no special pickup required! Available as a free download, the BOSS TONE STUDIO software provides a cool graphical interface for tweaking tones from your computer, plus access to BOSS TONE CENTRAL for free studio-ready patches and much more.

BOSS VE-2

VE-2: Vocal Harmonist

Combining sophisticated sound with simple operation, the VE-2 Vocal Harmonist delivers a complete effects solution for all singers, particularly those that perform with guitar. This portable, battery-powered stompbox has everything you need to create polished, studio-quality sounds everywhere you sing, from concert stages and street performances to practicing and having fun at home.

The VE-2 magically creates beautiful harmonized vocals that follow your singing, with pitch that automatically tracks the chords played on a connected guitar, a preset key, or a combination of the two. Using one of these three operation modes, it’s easy to create perfect real-time harmonies in any key, even if you have no experience with gear or music theory.

In addition to harmony, the VE-2 provides essential effects to enhance your voice, such as high-quality reverb/delay and an enhancer with real-time pitch correction. Also included is a USB audio function that allows you to connect to your computer and easily capture impressive VE-2 vocal sounds for music recordings, social media videos, and more.

GT-100: Amp Effects Processor

With the new GT-100 Version 2.0 update, BOSS’ flagship multi-effects processor is now even more powerful than before, adding a host of great new features to its already formidable arsenal.

BOSS GT-100

Two new amp types are included, along with cutting-edge MDP effects, an acoustic guitar simulator, and an improved rotary effect. A convenient Guitar-to-MIDI function is on board as well, letting you have fun with Guitar Friend Jam and other computer software using your normal guitar.

The GT-100’s USB audio capabilities have been expanded too, providing greater flexibility for re-amping applications. And with the BOSS TONE STUDIO software, you can now edit GT-100 patches from a friendly graphical interface on your computer.

More information: BOSS

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Loopmasters releases Beat Machines TR909

Niche Audio Beat Machines TR909

Loopmasters has released Beat Machines TR909, a sample pack by Niche Audio.

At Niche Audio we believe the TR909 when processed and abused through the right gear takes its vibe to another level! We felt such aTR909 sample collection was missing – a TR909 sample pack lovingly created and saturated with vibe and character, along with user flexibility!

That is what we intended… and we believe this collection succeeds in capturing the soul of one of the most legendary analog drum machines ever made, and processed by some of the best boutique hardware around.

Every single drum hit has been processed by an assortment of boutique (and low end) gear for maximum authentic vibe. The hardware used includes a SSL 900 AW mixing console, and original UAD 1170, Distressors compression, DBX 165, along with Focusrite EQ. Of course, we’ve also included a non processed kit recorded via very high end convertors.

Vibe, not just quality is what this pack is all about. One of the kits even uses the exact same budget Mackie mixer used by thousands of dance record producers in the 90s. Authenticity, if its worth doing, its worth doing it right!

Beat Machines TR909 features

  • 15 Kits, 48 Patterns.
  • 241 One shot Samples.
  • Maschine 1.8, Maschine 2.0+ or Ableton Live 9 formats..
  • Also available as One Shots Pack (contains all the single Wav samples in 44.1 & 96kHz plus 15 soft sampler patches).

The sample pack is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP. The One Shots Pack is £17.95 GBP.

More information: Niche Audio / Beat Machines TR909

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SKnote releases DDD Dimension Chorus plugin

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SKnote has launched DDD, a chorus effect plug-in for Windows and Mac, emulating the Roland Dimension D.

SKnote DDD
The DDD Dimension Chorus plugin by SKnote.

Modeled after a famous rack device, DDD is a fantastic tool to add beautiful dimension and thickness to tracks. From chorus to transparent and subtle, it is extremely simple and effective.

Bucket Brigade (BBD) analog delay is emulated, together with the compander sections (compression and expansion for better BBD performances).

DDD features

  • BBD modeling.
  • Compander.
  • Mono/stereo mode.
  • Mix function.
  • Extended modes.

The plug-in is available to purchase for Windows and Mac (VST/AU), priced at $29.99 USD.

More information: SKnote / DDD

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Forgotten Keys updates FK6 CR-78 drum machine for Kontakt to v4.2d

The Forgotten Keys has released version 4.2d of the FK6 virtual CR-78 drum machine instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Forgotten Keys FK6

The legendary Roland CompuRhythm CR-78 drum machine captured in all its glory. A virtual CR-78 for Kontakt. All the original preset rhythms and variations have been faithfully reproduced, and all sounds have been sampled at least eight times and at seven accent levels for more realism. There is even a virtual WS-1 programmer with six memory slots allowing you to program and store your own rhythms.

Changes in FK6 v4.2d

  • Improved: New, more realistic GUI.
  • Improved: PATCHES menu that can now included programmed rhythms.
  • Improved: More PATCHES have been included.
  • Improved: In program rhythm mode, the REST switch will now remove a previously input note at the current step.
  • Improved: Added mute controls for each sound.
  • Improved: Added output routing for each sound.
  • Improved: Added SAVE settings ability on SETUP tab.
  • Improved: Added delay when resetting note and output assignments to allow setting to be cancelled if button was pressed by mistake.
  • Improved: Various other minor tweaks and improvements made along the way.
  • Fixed: UI SOUNDS switch was always on even if the instrument was saved with it off.

FK6 for Kontakt is available to purchase for £6.50 GBP. The update is free to existing FK6 owners.

More information: Forgotten Keys / FK6

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Samplephonics launches Massive 303 Revolution soundset

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Samplephonics has released Massive 303 Revolution, a collection of 138 resonating TB-303 style acid sounds and sequences for the Massive synthesizer instrument by Native Instruments.

Samplephonics Massive 303 Revolution

Painstakingly sculpted and designed to mimick the sound of the original TB-303 from Roland, using step sequencers and performance curves to mimick the 303′s classic sequencer and finely tuned filter settings, subtle parabolic shaping, phase manipulation and optional overdrive functions to give the classic sound that gave birth to the Acid House scene.

All presets have carefully designed macro controls that subtly control multiple parameters to ensure that however they have been set, it’s going to sound sh** hot!They have also been tagged for easy browsing and intelligently labelled so you can grab exactly the preset you are looking for.

The soundset is available to purchase for £19 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics

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Yuvi Gerstein releases Space Guitars free sample pack

Space Guitars

Yuvi Gerstein has announced Space Guitars Vol.1, a free sample pack featuring guitar samples.

Space Guitars is a new sample pack written recorded and mixed by music producer Yuvi Gerstein at the slick studio.

The pack contains original samples recorded using a classic vintage Roland space echo RE-150 and some really good guitars and mics.

The sample pack (88.2Khz/24bit .Wav) is a free download.

More information: Yuvi Gerstein / Space Guitars Vol.1

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Mystery Islands announces JP-80×0 Editor Plugin v2.0

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Mystery Islands has announced the upcoming version 2.0 of its JP-80×0 Editor Plugin for Roland JP-8000 / JP-8080 synthesizers.

JP-80x0 Editor Plugin 2.0
Version 2.0 of the editor plug-in comes with a Librarian.

There has been a lot request emails, facebook chats etc about this long waited new feature we are pleased to announce today. Librarian!

JP-80×0 plugin has walked the line for almost an year now with great overall success. Now it’s time for us to give something back to you and we have been working hard to get you the librarian mode. This means you can scroll thru midi & sysex files within the JP-80×0 plugin and use that data as you wish in terms of common sense. ;)

Changes in JP-80×0 Editor v2.0

  • Full librarian browser to view, edit and store MIDI and SysEx content from hard-drive.
  • Patch and performance data can be sent to JP-8000 / JP-8080 directly from the plug-in.
  • Upper and Lower layer patch name can be viewed and set.
  • Option to load single patches in upper or lower layer of active performance.
  • Velocity sensitivity controls for both layers individually.
  • Performance and Remote MIDI channels can be set from the plug-in UI.
  • Init patch and performance banks included.
  • GUI elements has been worked out.

The update is scheduled for release in March / April 2014. It will be free to existing users of the
JP-80×0 AudioUnit & VSTi Editor Plugin.

More information: Mystery Islands / JP-80×0 Editor Plugin

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