SKYLIFE intros SampleRobot Volca-X for Volca Sample

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SKYLIFE has announced SampleRobot Volca-X, a new SampleRobot version which fully supports Korg’s new volca sample digital sample sequencer.

Korg volca sample

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.

More information: SampleRobot

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Akai Professional updates MPC Software to v1.8

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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.

More information: Akai Professional

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CWITEC Music Software updates TX16Wx & TX16Wx Professional

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CWITEC Music Software has released version 2.4.1 of the TX16Wx software sampler and TX16Wx Professional plugins for Windows and Mac.

CWI Technology TX16Wx

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.
  • Added sampler MIDI CC / key triggering.
  • Workaround regex libc++ bug on Mac OS X.
  • Filter response curve bug fixed (always generated Q).
  • Fixed modulation matrix bug where mapping key/vel could be ignored.
  • Fixed bug loading program slot FX send settings.
  • Fixed BPM/R modulation source not selectable in modulation menu.
  • Fixed hang when dragging from matrix list to keyboard mapper with velocity mapping enabled.
  • Fixed matrix load dialog multi-select.
  • Fixed auto play in filebrowser playing on UI open.
  • Fixed screen update issue in output settings.
  • Fixed crash when restoring UI in certain cases.
  • Fixed loop modulation crash when loop size became zero.
  • Fixed wave sample rate dependent loop/start/hold.
  • Fixed keyboard switcher modulator assignment index being off for automation/MIDI CC.
  • Fixed filter overload issue.
  • Fixed crash on 32-bit Mac OS X.
  • Fixed crash dump creation issues on some versions of Win7+.

TX16Wx for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to download at no charge. The Professional version costs (full, commercial, unrestricted license) / 29 EUR (non-commercial, discounted license).

More information: CWITEC Music Software

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New Sonic Arts launches New Sonic Suite plugins bundle

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New Sonic Suite plugins bundle

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.

More information: New Sonic Arts / New Sonic Suite

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Glitchmachines updates Polygon plugin to v1.2

Glitchmachines has released version 1.2 of Polygon, a sampler instrument plug-in designed to facilitate the creation of stunning composite sound effects.

Glitchmachines Polygon

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.

More information: Glitchmachines / Polygon

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