New Sonic Arts has released Vice, a loop sampler and slicer instrument for Windows and Mac.
Quickly load loops from the integrated loop browser, slice them in an instant with the intelligent transient detection algorithm and effortlessly export your grooves to your DAW via MIDI drag and drop.
Want to get deeper? Then delve into Vice’s vast sound-sculpting FX and modulation capabilities, including 4 x FX inserts per-slice, plus seamless DAW integration thanks to the 8 x multiple outputs and comprehensive MIDI and host-automation assignment features.
- Sampling Engine
- Ultra-efficient 32bit stereo sampling engine.
- Unlimited Slices.
- Individual Envelopes, FX and Modulation per-slice.
- 8 x stereo outputs.
- 4 x Slice Modes.
- Fine adjustment of slices, snap to zero-crossing.
- All Mode for editing all slices simultaneously.
- Modulation Matrix per Slice.
- PitchBend, ModWheel and Velocity MIDI Sources.
- AHD Modulation Envelope Source.
- Morphable, tempo-syncable LFO Source.
- 2 x Random Sources.
- 17 x modulation Destinations.
- 4 x FX slots per Slice.
- 8 x FX algorithms.
- Lowpass, Bandpass and Highpass.
- Shape (compression and drive).
- Frequency Shifter.
- File Support
- WAV and AIFF.
- Native .VI format
- High-speed file format.
- Optional loop embedding.
- Embed samples in host projects for portability.
Vice for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/standalone) is available for purchase for the introductory price of $59 USD / 59 EUR for a limited time only (regular $79 USD / 79 EUR).
More information: New Sonic Arts / Vice
Marcel Blum has released version 42 of Soundplant, the first major update since 2010 of the popular computer keyboard sound triggering program following a yearlong beta.
Soundplant turns the standard QWERTY keyboard into a playable instrument with ultra low latency, allowing the instant playback of any format sound files on 72 keyboard keys with no need for extra hardware.
Soundplant’s cult following continues to expand the $50 software’s diversity of uses. Hollywood engineer Ed Novick used it in his 2010 Academy Award-winning sound mixing on Inception as well as in The Dark Knight Rises, Moneyball, and other films. Surf rock band Man or Astro-Man? played their sci-fi samples with Soundplant; metal band Nile used it for exotic percussion. When the foley artists of NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion aren’t handmaking their sound effects, they turn to Soundplant for a digital assist. The NFL’s Tennessee Titans used it at LP Field stadium. Soundplant even made it to Carnegie Hall, with new music champion Paul Pinto performing on the software for the 2014 premier of composer Erin Rogers’ Mother Earth. Organizations like London’s Drake Music taught disabled children to create music through Soundplant’s intuitive simplicity, and artists, educators, and DIYers delighted kids and adults with Soundplant-powered installations like the 2013 New York Maker Faire Editor’s Choice Award-winning xylophone drum pad Nazca Beats.
Soundplant, now in its 15th year, turns an input device you’ve been practicing on for as long as you’ve been typing into a versatile multitrack playback tool, providing hours of audio at your fingertips while avoiding the need for expensive dedicated hardware. New version 42 maintains its beloved rock-solid stability, low cost, straightforward drag-and-drop sound file assignment, and powerful flexibility as standalone software, while bringing new features such as 32-bit floating point mixing and 96 kHz output for audiophile accuracy, 256 channel polyphony for rich sound design, several new lightweight realtime effects, direct output recording, and finer key press and release control. You can continue triggering sounds while using any other program with Soundplant hidden, and launch an unlimited number of Soundplant instances allowing outputting to multiple sound devices, multitrack recording, and more banks of sounds. Soundplant works identically on Windows or Mac and keymaps can be transferred across computers with ease.
Soundplant is free for non-commercial use with limitations on some professional features. The registered version is available for purchase for $50 USD ($40 USD upgrade from v.39).
The registered version allows expanded sound file format support, audio output device selection, higher quality output sample rates, recording, and background triggering.
More information: Soundplant
One Small Clue has released Grace, a sampler instrument plug-in for Windows.
Grace is a VST plugin sampler for musicians working with samples. It is a tool to load samples mid composition with minimal disruptions to your creative flow.
- 2 x AHDSR Envelopes.
- 2 x LFOs.
- 2 x Step Sequencers.
- 4 x XY control pads for meta modulation.
- Inbuilt effects include lowpass filter, highpass filter and ring modulation.
- Supports WAV, AIF and SND audio file formats.
- Imports SFZ patches.
- Drag and Drop sample loading.
Grace for Windows (VST) is available for the introductory price of $30 USD until November 29th, 2014 (regular $60 USD).
More information: One Small Clue / Grace
Elektron has announced that its Octatrack 8 track performance sampler instrument is back in stock. A new OS 1.25C update fixes several bugs and offers stability improvements.
Swedish music machine maker Elektron has received a big batch of the dynamic performance sampler Octatrack, which has been out of stock for more than 10 months.
The Octatrack is available for purchase for 1289 EUR.
Eletron has also launched Central Sidstation, a new sound pack for the Octatrack.
The brand new Central Sidstation Sound pack is brimming with gritty home computerish sounds.
Better yet, when buying an Octatrack from the Elektron Online Shop, Central Sidstation is included free of charge. Offer valid until Oct 31.
The pack is available for purchase for 30 EUR.
More information: Elektron
de la Mancha has set free loophole, a midi-triggered loop sampler, and Impakter, a vintage drum module plugin containing 320 samples of original drum sounds generated on analogue synths and drum machines.
Thank you to the 44 wonderful people who have donated so far! After this you all responded positively to help me to raise over £500 (against a target of £1000) for Cancer Research UK, a deserving charity that funds scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner.
As we made it to the half way mark, I am releasing 2 of the 4 plugins for free, for everyone.
The plug-ins are available to download for Windows (VST).
More information: de la Mancha
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