Wave Alchemy has announced the upcoming Transistor Revolution MKII, an updated version of the virtual drum machine libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt & Kontakt Player.
Developer Matt Fudge runs through some of the new features of the soon to be released Transistor Revolution Mk11 instrument for NI Kontakt Player.
Our brand new Transistor Revolution MKII update is nearly here!
We have given Transistor Revolution a complete overhaul resulting in a brand new user interface, intuitive step-sequencer, and a wealth of new features, many of which born from the feedback we have received from TRMKI users.
More information: Wave Alchemy
Sadowick of EDM Tutorials has posted a video in which he compares the sound of the Roland JP-8080 synthesizer with the beta version of u-he’s Diva 1.3, which includes a digital oscillator.
The latest public beta of Diva (including the new digital oscillator model, UHBIE filter model, and added arpeggiator) is available to download at the u-he forum at KVR Audio.
More information: Sadowick / u-he Diva
Legowelt has released a free sample pack featuring 350 samples from the 1992 JD-800 flagship synthesizer from Roland.
Colossal Juicy Thick Basses, bizarre unearthly pads, uncanny strings, mystifying effects, entrancing chords and lots lots more all ready for u to use in your sampler, DAW, tracker, workstation, MPC, Octatrack or whatever u use
Let the creative juices drip from your sampler
Rub yourself in the sap of this giant beast and break through the event horizon of music production
The sample pack is a free (203MB) download at Legowelt.
More information: Legowelt
Roland has announced that new Windows 8.1 and Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9) USB drivers are available for a wide range of Roland products including audio interfaces, MIDI interfaces, MIDI keyboard controllers, recorders, and more.
Roland respects the importance of keeping pace with technology, and Roland’s engineering teams forge strong links with Microsoft and Apple to build and test new drivers alongside beta OS releases. Starting with the original MPU-40 in 1984, Roland has nearly thirty years of experience creating interfaces for computer music applications and continues to elevate the musical possibilities for musicians all over the world.
Drivers for Roland’s extensive range of gear are released in concert with operating system updates, giving musicians immediate access to keep creative visions flowing. Windows 8.1 (64-bit and 32-bit) and Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9) USB drivers are now available for the Roland products listed below. Additional drivers for Roland products will also be added as they are completed.
The drivers are available to download here.
More information: Roland
Samplephonics has announced the release of Nevo Analogue Machines, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Our goal was to create something as close to the analogue sound as possible, and keep it simple, functional, and straight to the point. We wanted all sounds to be solid and ready to use. Put simply, we wanted it to sound HUGE!
And we think we’ve done it! We’re extremely proud of this hybrid synth and have found it an incredible experience to build, and to use. A big thanks to Yoad Nevo for his expert synth advise and programming, and to everyone else involved in the production of this, especially Phil from Samplephonics, whose attention to detail and scripting expertise has enabled this idea to become a reality.
Nevo Analogue Machines features
- Over 17,000 sampled analogue waveforms from a Mini Moog, JX10, SH-101, Oberheim M6R, Juno 106 and a Korg MS10.
- Over 1,000 presets.
- Multiple round robin layers.
- Analogue style sequencer, arpeggiator, chord generator, custom stereo and chorus effects, envelopes, LFO’s and more!
- Custom Kontakt 5 Interface, Logic Pro channel strip presets and a Reason Refil (available to download separately).
- All sounds are 100% royalty free and available to use instantly.
The sample library is available to purchase for £89 GBP.
More information: Samplephonics / Nevo Analogue Machines
Sonic Faction has announced the release of the Mutant Synth Pack, a collection of classic synthesizers for Ableton Live.
The pack features meticulously sampled iconic synths, reactivated from the 70s, 80s, and 90s.
The bundle includes new 3 instruments:
- The Clone, based on the classic Roland SH-101
- Puls8or, sampled from the notorious Waldorf Pulse+
- and Rouge-One, modeled after the legendary Sequential Circuits PRO-ONE.
Mutant Synth Pack also includes a custom Max for Live device to control sounds with the Ableton Push, Akai APC40 and Novation Launchpad.
The patch allows you to draw in melodies, chords, and modulation. It also features the unique Spiral LED light pattern generator.
Mutant Synth Pack is available to purchase for $40 USD.
More information: Sonic Faction / Mutant Synth Pack
Adam Szabo has announced version 1.5 of JP6K, a synthesizer instrument plugin for Windows.
JP6K is a synth dedicated to emulating the famous Super Saw sound, first found in the Roland JP-8000 synthesizer in 1997. It aims to capture the essence of the sound and the behaviour of the original oscillator.
Even after a decade, the Super Saw is still sought after by people all around the world, and is a crucial part of such music genres like Trance.
Changes in JP6K v1.5
- Lower CPU usage.
- More accurate Super Saw detune.
- Pitch Bend range.
- Amp and Filter velocity.
- New Glide mode and Glide Hold function.
- More presets.
The plugin is available to purchase for Windows (VST), priced at 25 EUR.
More information: Adam Szabo / JP6K
Mystery Islands has released version 1.1.8 of its JP-80×0 Editor Plugin for the Roland JP-8000 & JP-8080 synthesizers.
First of all, thanks to everyone who’s been patient with our Windows VST development. It’s time to announce the Windows VST version of our JP-80×0 plugin and it is available right now!
We have also included Alan Marcero’s great trance bank to go with our plugin and anyone who’s registered with the JP-80×0 plugin, will have access to them with the latest MAC or PC release.
The plug-in is now available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU), priced at 49.95 EUR.
More information: Mystery Islands / JP-80×0 Editor Plugin