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New Sonic Arts updates Nuance plugin to v1.5

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New Sonic Arts has released version 1.5 of Nuance, the creative sampler instrument for Windows and Mac.

New Sonic Arts Nuance 1.5

Nuance 1.5 delivers a wealth of improvements and new features. Most notable are the additions of Multiple Groups and the Pad View.

The Group Manager allows the creation of multi-instruments and key-split setups, plus enhanced layering for both instruments and drums.

Furthermore, Nuance now sports 8 x Stereo Outputs, with the option to set the output for each Group or Layer.

To celebrate the release, Nuance is available for 49 EUR / $49 USD until the end of July, 2014. A demo is also available to download from the product pages.

More information: New Sonic Arts / Nuance

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Akai releases iMPC Pro music production app for iPad

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Akai Professional has released iMPC Pro, a music production app for iPad.

Akai iMPC Pro

iMPC Pro is a 64-track music production powerhouse for your iPad. With built-in sampling functionality, a massive sound library, effects, and over 30 performance-driven features, iMPC Pro brings the functionality of Akai Professional’s coveted Music Production Center to your iPad.

Developed in partnership with Retronyms, the developers of the original iMPC app, iMPC Pro comes with pro-grade tools for intuitive beat creation whenever inspiration strikes.

It combines multiple sampling methods, producer-tested MPC features, a custom sample library from Richard Devine, and an intuitive gestural editor for the most powerful, creative and fun iPad music production experience yet.

iMPC Pro features

  • A platform for creating sample-based music on your iPad with renowned MPC functionality.
  • Sample audio from the iPad microphone, your own tracks using resampling, other apps using InterApp Audio, or your music library using the multi-touch turntable interface.
  • 64 tracks for flexible multi-track music production including gain fader, 3-band EQ, mute, solo, panning and FX sends on each track.
  • All-new chop-shop provides intuitive multi-touch editing, trimming, auditioning, splicing, splicing and processing of sample.
  • All-new Timeline View opens a multi-touch gestural editor for sequencing, recording, and editing.
  • All-new Flux mode lets you warp and glitch your beats in real-time or with automation.
  • All-new Precision Knobs and Faders expand on command for precisely dialing in parameters.
  • Drag n’ Drop your samples for simplified program/kit assembly.
  • All-new 3D-performance mode lets your perform with your iPad’s accelerometer.
  • All-new Turbo Duck effect fattens up your tracks with sidechain compression.
  • Exclusive sound library featuring 1,400+ samples from sound designer Richard Devine with hundreds of Akai Pro exclusive samples.
  • Improved sampling workflow with re-sampling and sample library organization.
  • 16 Levels mode with attack, velocity, length, and tuning settings for quickly creating variations of your sounds.
  • Note Variation slider lets you adjust attack, velocity, length, and tuning as you play.
  • Onboard effects include delay, bit crusher, and master compressor/limiter.
  • Live Sequence queuing for real-time performance and playback.
  • Time correct: 1/8 note – 1/32T with variable swing.
  • MPC Note Repeat featuring 1/8 note – 1/32T timing with latch.
  • Supports Inter-App Audio in iOS7 for sampling from your other music apps.
  • AudioCopy and AudioPaste for copying/pasting beats and sequences from compatible apps.
  • Seamless integration with Retronym’s Tabletop app for iPad, a modular audio environment.
  • Works with MPC Element via the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately).
  • Community sharing built-in: directly upload to SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or export to your computer.
  • iOS support for simple drag-and-drop, plucking, and multi-touch music gestures.
  • Interactive gesture control for automation, mixing, and effects.
  • Automation lets you record pad and track mute changes to your sequence.
  • Tabletop ready – use iMPC Pro inside the acclaimed Tabletop App to combine it with dozens of synths, sequencers, FX and more.
  • Samples may be set to 1-shot or “hold” mode.
  • Tuning, Panning, Level, Lo-Pass and Hi-Pass available for each sound.
  • Easy cloning of sequences via multitouch capabilities.
  • Classic “Next-Sequence” lets you juggle your sequences to experiment with different compositions or for dynamic live performance.
  • Mute and poly pad groups for authentic percussion performances.
  • Mixer effects include tempo-sync’d delay, reverb, chorus, flanger.
  • Add third-party effects with InterApp Audio Effect.
  • Pad effects include custom-designed envelope filters, 4-mode distortion and ring mod.
  • Supports InterApp Audio mode. Record the outputs directly into other apps like GarageBand and Cubasis.
  • Over 20 demo projects to manipulate, shape and learn with.
  • Extensive Undo History lets you roll back your project to any state.
  • Export your tracks as an audio file.

iMPC Pro is available for purchase for the introductory price of $12.99 USD for a limited time (regular $19.99 USD).

More information: Akai Pro / iMPC Pro

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Plugin Boutique releases free Zampler with Loopmasters samples

Plugin Boutique has announced a new free edition of the Zampler/RX sampler instrument in collaboration with Beat Magazine and Synapse Audio.

Plugin Boutique Zampler

Zampler is a free sample workstation that includes a variety of ways to sculpt and manipulate sounds and it includes features you would expect in any current soft-sampler. It also sounds great!

Zampler is capable of supporting the .sfz format which makes it a perfect fit with the sample libraries from our sister site Loopmasters.

The free installer download comes with 2 free banks with a selection of sounds curated from various Loopmasters packs for you to enjoy:

  • “Dance Production Sounds” – The pack is a total of 332Mb and includes 30 Multi Samples, 1 bank file, and 333 Multi Samples.
  • “MainRoom and EDM DrumKits” – The pack is a total of 111Mb and includes 30 patches/kits, 1 bank file, and 457 Multi Samples.

The Zampler plug-in is a free download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU). More free packs for Zampler will be available from Plugin Boutique in the near future.

More information: Plugin Boutique / Zampler

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One Small Clue updates Poise to v1.1.50.72

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One Small Clue Poise

One Small Clue has released version 1.1.50.72 of Poise, its percussion sampler instrument plug-in for Windows.

Poise features 16 drum pads, which can each use 8 samples. Sample layers have parameters for pitch, volume and balance, as well as amplitude and pitch envelopes. There are several sample switching types including random, velocity and round-robin.

Changes in Poise v1.1.50.72

  • Muting drum pads when the left mouse button is released is now option. Previously drum pads were always muted.
  • Poise will now send MIDI Note events when triggering a drum pad with the mouse.
  • Bug Fix: Poise would crash if it didn’t have permission to write in it’s debug data directory.
  • Bug Fix: Poise was failing to recall sample layer velocity ranges correctly in some situations.
  • Bug Fix: A loud click would sometimes be heard when delaying a sample onset (using the Sample Offset control). More noticable if the sample end marker was also not on a zero-crossing.
  • Bug Fix: Some drum pad names refused to show on the GUI.
  • Bug Fix: Text in browser isn’t scrambled after adding new directories.

Poise for Windows (VST) is available for purchase for $49 USD.

More information: One Small Clue / Poise

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Twisted Tools releases Darkmorph sample library

Twisted Tools has announced the release of Darkmorph, a sci-fi sample library by Jason Cushing and Yan David of SoundMorph, focused on cinematic sound design and dark groove production.

Twisted Tools Darkmorph

DARKMORPH delivers drums, impacts, bass morphs, passbys, ambience, user interface and robotic sounds, derived from both field recordings and designed sounds.

The package is made up of over 2.9GB of 24bit/96kHz metadata enriched WAV files, along with the MP16e sampler for Reaktor and presets kits for MASCHINE, ABLETON, EXS24, BATTERY, KONTAKT and REAKTOR.

Darkmorph features

  • Over 2.9 Gigabytes of sound effects and designed sounds.
  • 24bit/96khz wavs .
  • Soundminer enriched metadata.
  • Files can be used with almost any media software application or DAW.
  • Maschine ready metadata.
  • Sampler instrument presets for Maschine, Ableton Live 9, Battery, EXS24, Kontakt, Maschine and Reaktor.
  • A brand new version of Twisted Tools’ MP16 sampler, called the MP16e.
  • Sound Categories: Ambience, Bass, Cinematic Matter, Drums, Glitched, Metal, Pass By, Robotical, Scanned, Special, User Interface.
  • Reaktor MP16e Features:
    • 16 Voice Polyphonic Sampler.
    • Pad style layout.
    • Unique parameter and modulation settings for per voice.
    • Sample Rate Reduction, Bit Reduction and Delay FX per Voice.
    • Note repeat effect per voice.
    • Two LFOs per voice.
    • BPM Sync.
    • Lemur OSC Template by Antonio Blanca.

Darkmorph is available for purchase for $69 USD.

More information: Twisted Tools / Darkmorph

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One Small Clue updates Poise to v1.1.50.67

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One Small Clue Poise

One Small Clue has released version 1.1.50.67 of Poise, a percussion sampler instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Poise features 16 drum pads, which can each use 8 samples. Sample layers have parameters for pitch, volume and balance, as well as amplitude and pitch envelopes. There are several sample switching types including random, velocity and round-robin.

Changes in Poise v1.1.50.67

  • Bug Fix: Checking for data dir shortcut could cause AV error.
  • Bug Fix: The GUI wasn’t resizing in Samplitude Pro X version 12.
  • Bug Fix: Poise was unable to Normalise samples after a sample layer was duplicated.
  • Improved Geist drum kit import.
  • Samples can now be loaded via Copy and Paste. Copy samples files from windows explorer. Select a Poise drum pad then paste to load.
  • Several drum pad options have been added to the drum pad context menu. Previously these drum pad options could only be modified via unlabled graphic controls on the GUI.

Poise is available for Windows (VST) priced at $49 USD.

More information: One Small Clue / Poise

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Native Instruments updates iMaschine app to v1.1

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Native Instruments has released version 1.1 of iMaschine, the beat sketchpad for iOS devices.

Native Instruments iMaschine
The latest version of the app is optimized for iPad, adapting to its larger screen layout. The update also includes a generous set of new sounds, iTunes sampling, and more.

iMASCHINE allows users to create music sketches on-the-go with their iPad or iPhone. With an eclectic selection of drums, synths, one-shots, and a built-in audio recorder, it is designed for on-the-go beatmaking.

The update features a new user interface and an optimized layout for iPhone 5, iPad and iPad mini. On the iPad, the modified interface allows two-handed operation: editing and performing functions are now on the same window as iMASCHINE’s 16 drum-pads, 2-octave keyboard and the audio-recorder, making its workflow even smoother. Aside from iMASCHINE’s standard library, the update also includes QUANTUM COLLECTION – a brand-new iMASCHINE Expansion featuring a choice selection of sounds from the recently released MASCHINE 2 Library. The new iTunes sampling allows users to capture parts from the music on their iOS device and edit the samples’ start and end points.

Writing and performing with iMASCHINE becomes easier, thanks to a number of helpful workflow enhancements. Intuitive XY performance controls are a new way to perform effects. A swipe redo/undo function is a welcome addition for an even faster workflow. Lastly, this iMASCHINE update adds a metronome on/off switch – a popular request from the iMASCHINE community. Anyone who already owns iMASCHINE gets this entire feature set, including QUANTUM COLLECTION, for free by updating the iMASCHINE app on their iOS device.

Changes in iMaschine v1.1

  • iPad optimization for two handed-workflow.
  • Sampling from iTunes.
  • Free ‘Quantum Collection’ sound pack.
  • XY performance controls on mixer page.
  • Swipe gestures for redo and undo.
  • GUI facelift.
  • Enhanced sample editing functionality, start and end point now adjustable.
  • iPhone 5 screen support.
  • Metronome on/off switch.

Current iMASCHINE owners get the update free by updating the iMASCHINE app on their iOS device. New customers can get iMASCHINE for $4.99 / 4.49 EUR / £2.99 GBP.

More information: Native Instruments / iMaschine

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The Drum Broker releases Analog Bits sample pack

The Drum Broker has launched Analog Bits, an all original drum kit featuring never before heard drum samples in 3 rich analog flavors.

Drum Sample Broker Analog Hits

We created 50 samples from scratch and ran them through 3 classic samplers & machines (Akai S3000XL, Akai S-950, & E-Mu SP1200).

Analog bits features plenty of analog colouring, bit crushing, and crunch that can only be replicated using classic 12 & 16-Bit samplers and processing techniques.

If you’re looking for something dirty & warm, these samples are perfect to use stand alone or for layering!

Analog Bits features

  • 150 Original Samples (50 Sounds – Resampled 3 ways).
  • Analog warmth, flavor, & grit from the E-Mu SP1200, Akai S-950, & Akai S3000XL.
  • Akai S-950 Version resampled @ 9000, 10000, & 12500 HZ.
  • E-Mu SP1200 Version pitched up to 45 RPM then tuned down for classic SP1200 Sparkle & Artifacting.
  • Akai S3000XL versions are warm & slightly cleaner @ 16-Bit processing.
  • S-950 Version recorded using Apogee Symphony I/O for conversion, resampled through a JDI > a BAE (NEVE) 1073 Mic Pre/EQ with a bit of saturation to add extra flavor.

The sample pack is available for $14.99 USD.

More information: Drum Broker / Analog Bits

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