SKYLIFE has announced SampleRobot Volca-X, a new SampleRobot version which fully supports Korg’s new volca sample digital sample sequencer.
SampleRobot Volca-X is Volca Sample’s best friend. It offers all features that you need to manage, convert and dump all your custom samples. It is a budget-friendly companion (39 £ / 49 € / 59 $) and it offers all the sophisticated sampling features of SampleRobot Single-X.
Ever wanted to turn your vintage drum machine or even your plugins into a Volca Sample bank? SampleRobot Volca-X can do the job for you – ultra fast! Record or import samples, slice “all-in-one” files, rearrange sample slots. SampleRobot Volca-X offers a lot of creative freedom when working with Volca Sample.
SampleRobot Volca-X features
Dump up to 100 samples at once to Volca Sample.
Support for multiple bit and sampling resolutions.
Automatic high quality resampling for Volca Sample.
Save all your sample banks as Projects.
Sample bank function: Erase.
Sample bank function: Restore factory samples.
Import multiple wave files at once.
Slice “all-in-one” files.
Sample size calculation and progress display.
Flexible stereo-mono rendering.
Different loop export modes.
Sophisticated auto-sampling features.
WaveRobot editor available as option.
Compatible with Windows and OS X.
SampleRobot Volca-X will be available in March, 2015.
Akai Professional has released MPC Software 1.8, a software update for Akai’s MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio.
Akai Pro MPC 1.8 update is now available! MPC Software comes with our flagship MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio, combining cutting edge hardware with innovative software for creating music at your peak.
Changes in MPC Software v1.8
Non-destructive chop — A super-flexible way to use parts of your samples without destructive editing. MPC v1.8 provides two types of non-destructive chop: per-sample chopping saves your slices into the sample file for use in other projects, and per-pad slicing uses different start/end points within each pad.
Built-in live looper — Allows you to record, overdub, and manipulate audio in real time.
Pad perform mode — Assign musical scales, modes, chords, and progressions to the pads for more creative performances.
Vastly improved sample edit, chop workflow
Audition pads from within your program in the sample editor.
Sleaker trim. chop, and audition workflow.
Live sample chop.
Audio cue point audio preview.
Record audio through input insert effects — In the sampler and looper.
Vintage mode emulation can be used as an insert throughout the program — Place different MPC sound on different pads.
Non destructive sample reverse pad parameter — Pad sample offset pad parameter.
Plus many workflow enhancements, including one-touch sequence half/double, project preview, BPM calculation, an improved audio path, and much more.
CWITEC Music Software has released version 2.4.1 of the TX16Wx software sampler and TX16Wx Professional plugins for Windows and Mac.
This update combines all small hot-fixes done previously with a few new, bigger ones. The biggest change being a radically improved SoundFont importer that should respect and correctly apply layered (preset/instrument) generators in the SF2 better.
Changes in TX16Wx v2.4.1
Improved SF2 import.
Added support for SFZ pitch/filter velocity tracking.
Preview volume is now saved in settings.
Loop modulation does no longer limit loop start maximum value to initial loop end.
New Sonic Arts has announced the release of the New Sonic Suite, a bundle of 3 plugins.
New Sonic Suite is the one-stop-solution for all your sampling needs. Featuring Granite, Nuance & Vice, Suite combines pristine sound quality with unprecedented ease-of-use, all for an irresistible price.
Pick it up now and experience next-generation sampling, while saving over 35% compared to the combined package value.
Special upgrade deals are also available to existing users who already own one or more plugins, please log-in to the User Area for pricing details.
The bundle is available for purchase for 149 EUR / $169 USD.
Glitchmachines has released version 1.2 of Polygon, a sampler instrument plug-in designed to facilitate the creation of stunning composite sound effects.
Co-developed by Ivo Ivanov and Thomas Hennebert, Polygon was conceived from the ground up with unconventional attributes and a fast, forward-thinking workflow.
Layering samples is only the beginning. Polygon’s unique granular mode will bend your samples into fresh material while its clean and logical interface, extensive modulation options and distinctive sonic fingerprint make it an invaluable tool for creative sound design.
Changes in Polygon v1.2
New: improved, color coded, User Interface.
New: improved random iso suite with groups and group selectors.
New: pitch now updated in realtime instead of on new note.
New: option to keep the same samples when switching presets.
New: enhanced waveform display.
New: cleaner font.
Fixed: duplicate entry in the main menu.
Fixed: Modulation Matrix MIDI learn bug.
Fixed: Ringmod FM depth modulation bug.
Fixed: Pitch knobs incorrect behavior.
Fixed: better automation behavior.
Fixed: no longer crashes when receiving 0 BPM message in some hosts.
Polygon for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for $49 USD.
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One Small Clue has released version 22.214.171.124 of its Poise percussion sampler instrument for Windows. Poise features 16 drum pads, which can each use 8 samples. Sample layers have parameters for pitch, volume and balance, … read more
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New Sonic Arts has released version 1.15 of Vice, a loop sampler and slicing instrument for Windows and Mac. Quickly load loops from the integrated loop browser, slice them in an instant with the intelligent … read more
New Sonic Arts has launched a Christmas Sale, offering a discount on its Granite and Nuance plug-ins for a limited time. Granite – The Granular Texture Generator Granite’s unique sound engine melds a state-of-the-art granular … read more
New Sonic Arts has released version 1.1 of Vice, a loop sampler & slicer instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac. Inspiring and fun to use, Vices slick and intuitive user-interface belies the power under-the-hood of … read more
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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 … read more
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 … read more
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 … read more
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 … read more
Sound Guru has released version 0.8 beta of The Mangle, a granular sampler instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac. There’s no better way to explore granular soundscapes. Fully automatable in your DAW, multi-timbral, and simple … read more
Fingerpushers has announced the release of Sampler Anthology 909, a new sound library focusing on bringing back the sound of old hardware samplers into modern productions. In this library we have sampled a real TR909 … read more