Luxonix has announced the release of Mini Sketcher, a rompler library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Mini Sketcher is a sample library for Kontakt of a Sound Module / Rompler.
It based on PCM Synthesizing Technology that have accumulated during 10 years by Ravity and Purity. Meet up more evolved rompler sounds.
Mini Sketcher features
- 100 .NKI Kontakt instrument presets for Kontakt 5.
- 6 sound categories: Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, Poly, Lead, Drum.
- 384 samples, 16 bit / 44.1 kHz .NCW format samples (Lossless compression).
- Easy to use GUI.
- Bread and butter Sound Module/Rompler sound.
- Minimized RAM usage, about 120 MB installed (compressed down from 250 MB) .
The Mini Sketcher library costs $19.90 USD. Requires Kontakt 5+ full version.
More information: Luxonix / Mini Sketcher
Sampleism has launched ToyBoy by Pluggotic, a rompler based on four sampled toy-keyboards with distinct sonics and soundsets.
64 PCM instruments can be played, and edited through two twin layers with multimode filtering, envelopes, retriggered lfos and fxs.
ToyBoy features several pianos, brasses, strings and keyboards, tuned and detuned synths, percussives like celesta, kalimba, vibes, bells, music boxes, xilophones as well as choir, hawaiian guitar, telephone tones, distorted guitar and pizzicato strings.
All instruments can be played raw, edited, filtered, detuned, enhanced with five effects, layered to build different sounds.
- Rompler/s+s synth for Kontakt 4.2.3 or newer versions.
- 64 raw lo-fi instruments, 30 looped. 584 16bit44100 waves, 152Mb.
- Varied sampling range for each keyboard, all sounds uniformed to 5 octaves.
- 5 effects, from cabinet and modulations to 9 ir stereo reverbs.
- Arpeggiator and quick tweaks section.
- Host-automated controls & midi-learn.
- Presets, 64 naked/original and 64 categorized presets (arp/key/pad).
- Includes ToyBeat: All drums, percussions and soundeffects from the four toy-keyboards in one instrument.
ToyBoy for Kontakt costs £7 GBP. It is also available bundled with Artifunkt in the Pluggotic Synth Bundle, priced at £9 GBP.
More information: Sampleism
reFX has released FX and Halloween expansion libraries for its Nexus2 rompler synthesizer for Windows and Mac.
With FX, Nexus provides sound effects, the essence of modern productions! 150+ state-of-the-art effect presets by Manuel Schleis. Great for electronic music genres, plus movie FX and trailers. Complex sounds with easy user controls. Try out the up/down lifters, impact hits, booms, drones, atmospheres, swooshes, slides, fx loops and arps. This is a great, all-inclusive package!
Halloween — Bats, Cats, Mad scientists and even the Count himself make an appearance in this free mini-expansion for all Nexus2 customers. You can find it in your purchase-history along the required 2.4.0 update. Happy Halloween.
reFX has also updated Nexus2 to version 2.4.0, including faster loading times.
Changes in Nexus v2.4.0
- Most presets load about twice as fast now! If you have a fast SSD, loading times are mostly instantenous, even with bigger presets.
- The mix-page had to be changed slightly. The oscillators are now on their own tab to make room for four additional layers (for a total of eight now) and four additional oscillators (also a total of eight now). Future exansions will utilize this. The free “Halloween”-Expansion already does this!
- The support-file now detects Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 correctly.
- Re-enabled the Live section. From now on updates are downloaded again.
- Removed invisible, but audible, MIDI-CC #7 and CC #11. A few users unintentionally used these and thus changed the output-volume.
- Fixed: Arp-glide was sometimes unintentionally enabled for some sequences at certain speeds and tempo.
- Fixed: The reverb would flutter very lightly under very specific circumstances and only with VERY low frequencies.
- Fixed: Minor bug-fixes and optimizations.
Nexus2 is available to purchase for 249 EUR. The FX expansion is 55 EUR, the Halloween expansion can be downloaded at no charge.
More information: reFX
Martin78 has released a free Roland U-220 / U-20 drum and fx sample pack, featuring sounds from the U-220 RS-PCM Sound Module.
The Roland U-220 is a simple 16-bit rompler, featuring 30-voice polyphony, 4MB ROM, and onboard reverb, chorus & delay effects.
Absolutely FREE, drum & fx samples from my Roland u-220 rompler module from 1989. It is rack version of Roland U-20 keyboard.
Provided sample pack includes additional latin and fx sounds from expansion card number 2. It contains all drum and fx samples with different pitches, effects off, long decay and relase set. Samples were originally recorded at 24bit 48khz by Motu 2408 mk2 interface, then denoised (removed few db of noise floor) and converted to 16bit.
The download is free at Martin78.
More information: Martin78 / Roland U-220
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Softrave & Syncersoft have released the Santa Discount pack, a limited time bundle of 4 plug-ins.
Santa Discount Pack
- Analog Techno Kick VSTi 3.0 PRO – Bass SUPER Kick Rompler empowered with HarmonicsBoosting psychoacoustic technology from Syncersoft.
- BassBooster VST – Revolutionary plugin to enrich bass harmonics.
- TapeHarmonizer VST 1.0 to create emulation of professional Reel to Reel sound that can make your sound warm and analog -like. With TapeHarmonizer you have control over 4 bands of frequencies.
- TapeFilter VST 1.0 – emulation of professional Reel to Reel sound that can make your sound warm and analog -like but still clear and brilliant. You can also play with filter to emulate frequency response of tape , to create special old tape effects, thats why filter controls have function midid learn. or you can use this plugin just as phat analog like filter.
The Santa Discount pack (Windows VST) is available to purchase for $80 USD / 60 EUR until January 16th, 2012 (50% off regular).
More information: Softrave
DSK Music has released an update to Overture, a free rompler plugin featuring classic orchestra instruments.
The update includes dramatically improved sound quality and levels, new presets, and some minor bug fixes.
DSK Overture features
- 4 layers (40 instruments, 1 drum kit, 10 internal combos).
- Amp. envelope.
- Midi channel selector.
- Panorama control.
- Level, gain and mute control.
- Advanced multimode filter (HP, LP, BP1, BP2 & notch).
- Filter amp. envelope.
- Fx (Reverb, Delay & Chorus).
Overture for Windows (VST) is available as freeware.
More information: DSK Music
reFX has announced the release of 4 new expansions for Nexus, a rompler instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Our annual Christmas Sale has started, offering discounts of up to 44%. Why not get a Christmas present for yourself?
In addition, four new Nexus2 expansions have been released: Omicron 3, Future Arps 2, Classic Trance, and the free TV Movie Game.
Customers can now log in at reFX.com to gain access to their order history, serial numbers and download links. Click on ‘login’ in the top right croner of this page. Your login name is the email address you used when placing an order and you can have your password sent to you (click on ‘Forgot your password?’).
New Nexus expansions
- Omicron 3 – DejaVu completes a hat trick with his third 128-pack of dead solid perfect sounds for trance and beyond. Majestic, cinematic leads, arp sequences, gated pads, and keys that will have your productions bursting with energy.
- Future Arps 2 – A full payload of devastating basslines, arps, sequences, even entire song structures at the touch of a key… Future Arps 2 is heavy artillery for your next club banger.
- Classic Trance – We’ve captured that unmistakable circa-2000 trance sound with Classic Trance: 128 presets including lush saw leads, detuned arps, and blissed-out pads. Breathtaking.
- TV Movie Game – Take a trip to the opening-theme bliss of old school television, movie, and video game music. It’s all here: keys, arps, and basses, just begging to be used on that retro-pop masterpiece you’ve had bouncing around in your head. Attention: This is a free expansion created just for fun. The melodies may not be used in songs without permission of the copyright holders.
Omicron 3, Future Arps 2 & Classic Trance are available to purchase for 54.99 EUR each. TV Movie Game is free.
More information: reFX
Necromare has released some more free sample-based VST instrument plug-ins for Windows.
Necromare VST instruments
- Music Box v2 (Jessie Music Box) – Updated version of the music box VST, with some cleaner/less noisy samples.
- Ahyila Machine – sample-based instrument featuring various vocals samples. Lower octaves have some “AHHs”, the middle goes “yi yi yi”, and at the end a soulful “la la la”.
- Angelic Harp – a rompler which plays like a normal harp, with harder velocities adding a layer of angelic sounds.
- Clanger – a rompler featuring various metal clanks slightly tuned and metal bangs on either end of the octaves. If you’re into noise or industrial sounds than you might want to give this a shot.
Necromare VST plug-ins are available to download as freeware.
More information: Necromare