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New Sonic Arts launches Summer Sale

New Sonic Arts has announced a Summer Sale, offering its Nuance and Granite plug-ins 45% discount for a limited time.

New Sonic Arts Summer Sale

Nuance — Finally, a sample-player designed the way you want it. Fast workflow, pristine sound quality – and no bloat. Nuance proudly stands out against the crowd of complex and cumbersome samplers. In contrast, Nuance’s streamlined and intuitive approach will boost your productivity, while the vast modulation and FX possibilities will inspire you to create new sounds – fast.

Granite — Enter a world of evolving textures, haunting atmospheres and infinite soundscapes. Granite’s unique sound engine melds a state-of-the-art granular processor, an innovative modulation system and a range of grain-level FX, resulting in a degree of musicality not achieved before with granular synthesis.

Nuance and Granite are available to purchase for 39 EUR / $49 USD each until August 31st, 2013.

More information: New Sonic Arts

Inear Display releases Tkapik generative sampler plugin

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Inear Display Tkapik

Inear Display has announced Tkapik, an amplitude controlled generative sampler plug-in.

Add it to a track, then load a sound file and Tkapik will trigger the sample with random settings every time an amplitude peak is detected in the input signal.

The sample can either be mixed with the input according to its amplitude envelope or completely replace the signal using the “solo” mode.

Tkapik features

  • Sampler supporting wav and aiff audio files.
  • Sample triggering based on input signal amplitude.
  • Combine the sample and the input signal using the envelope follower.
  • Replace the input signal using the solo mode.
  • Random start offset, loop points and optionally pitch on every trigger.
  • User defined range for pitch random.
  • Sample reverse.
  • MIDI learn.
  • Vector based resizable user interface (Windows and Os X only).
  • Lifetime free updates for registered users.

Tkapik for Windows, Mac and Linux (VST/AU) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 10 EUR until August 3rd, 2013 (regular 20 EUR).

More information: Inear Display / Tkapik

Steinberg updates HALion and HALion Sonic

Steinberg HALion 5 / HALion Sonic 2

Steinberg has announced the latest release of its VST sampler and sound creation system, HALion 5, together with the HALion Sonic 2 VST workstation.

Both new software iterations combine creative tools with ease of use and versatility that are novel to the trade.

HALion is renowned for uniting outstanding sampling technology with the very latest in virtual synthesis. Its unprecedented functional depth and equally advanced user interface with access to all sound-shaping parameters turn HALion into an entire sound design package for discerning professionals.

The advantages of HALion Sonic lie with its simplicity and pristine audio quality, making it a true alternative to heavyweight hardware workstations. Each of the 16 instrument slots loads with presets and is routed to one of the 16 stereo outputs. This again can be saved as multi-preset for instant recall. Together with easily created keyboard splits and its dedicated performer mode, HALion Sonic is the perfect tool for studio work and stage performances alike.

“For more than a decade HALion has been considered a premium brand that transcends the typical possibilities of professional audio manipulation,” says Matthias Quellmann, product marketing manager at Steinberg. “The latest two releases keep with this tradition. HALion Sonic 2 provides a wealth of first-class sounds, while HALion 5 offers endless inspiration for creating own sounds.”

HALion 5 and HALion Sonic 2 treat users to thousands of synthesized and acoustic sounds, dialed in through eight fantastically new instruments: the sleek virtual analog Trium synthesizer, Auron for granular oscillation, Voltage delivers extra punch, World Instruments and World Percussion, HALiotron, the Model C organ emulation and the B-Box step sequencer for beats and drum patterns.

Both HALion and HALion Sonic now feature nine new effects including VST Amp for superb guitar and bass effect sounds and Auto Filter for seamless sound morphing. Based on Yamaha’s Motif technology, FlexPhraser offers complex arpeggios, now sporting the user phrase editor to create custom patterns and phrases.

In addition, HALion 5 comes with two new sound sources, introducing the granular synthesis engine for creating beautiful sonic textures and the tone-wheel organ simulation with nine organ and percussion drawbars. Also new to HALion is the slicing mode that allows users to adjust audio material to fit any beat or track. Two new MIDI modules feature MIDI Player to load MIDI files that can be edited and triggered remotely. Drum Player is a step sequencer conceived and designed to play drum beats and rhythms.

HALion 5 and HALion Sonic 2 are available for 349 EUR/249 EUR respectively. Prices including German VAT.

More information: Steinberg

Vengeance Sound releases Phalanx sampler plugin

Vengeance Sound has announced the release of Phalanx, a drum & synth sampler plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Your search for a powerful sampler tool just ended here: Phalanx is the new sampler which will be the heart and center of your music production. Phalanx has game-changing features on board and main focus on a quick, comfortable and easy workflow, which will invite you to try out new ways and crazy things.

With a factory content of over 3000 sounds from Manuel Schleis, this is one sampler you just can’t afford to miss!

Vengeance Sound Phalanx
Vengeance Producer Suite: Phalanx

Phalanx features

  • Factory content features over 3000 sounds by Manuel Schleis from Vengeance Sound.
  • Samples are saved in your projects.
  • Samples can be dragged into the sample pads; even from external sources (e.g. DAW or browser).
  • Conveniently large librarian.
  • Arrange and save your favourites (incl. ‘tag mode’).
  • 32 stereo sample slots in 16 channels.
  • Each channel routable to up to 16 individual outputs.
  • 128 voices (up to 16 times polyphon per pad).
  • 12 types of filters (6 dB, 12 dB, 24 dB each).
  • Poly portamento and legato portamento modi.
  • Optional: Anti-alias free sample mode and ultra-high mode for powerful computers.
  • Undo / Redo function.
  • Graphical real-time display of waveforms.
  • Editable envelopes (amp, filter, pitch, ModEnv).
  • Envelopes syncable to BPM.
  • Insert FX with 17 effect types.
  • Drag and drop to arrange Insert FX.
  • Reverb by ArtsAcoustic.
  • Four band parametric EQ for each sample pad.
  • Mini preset browser with numerous presets for FX and envelopes.
  • Compatible with other Vengeance plugins (such as Metrum, Multiband Sidechain and Philta).
  • MIDI-learn function.
  • Complex modmatrix: Combine anything.
  • Two independent LFOs per sample slot (32 total).
  • Three GUI controllers.
  • All controllers and MOD matrix settings can be dragged into the custom area for easy access when needed.
  • Rename and color-code individual sample slots for full customization.
  • Retrigger: Samples can be accelerated to self-oscillation (tonally playable); see Swedish House Mafia “One”.
  • Scratch simulator: Use pitchbend or a MIDI controller like a turntable.
  • Crazy loop section: Back and forth in time, freezes in time, micro loops via modwheel, crossfade looping.
  • Convenient arpeggiator.
  • Switch between “drumkit mode” and “sample mode”.
  • Drumkit mode features “kill notes”: A closed hihat can stop a fading open hihat.
  • Slim and full mode: Slim mode displays all 16 pads simultaneously, full mode offers full editibility.
  • Single version of Phalanx included (a mini plugin with just one sample pad).
  • VST2, VST3, AU, RTAS, and AAX support; 32-bit and 64-bit.

Phalanx for Windows and Mac costs:

  • Basic (3,000+ samples/sounds): 199 EUR/172 GBP/$259 USD.
  • Premium (6,000+ samples/sounds): 249 EUR/215 GBP/$325 USD.

Three expansion packs are available as well, starting at 39 EUR/35 GBP/$49 USD.

More information: Vengeance Sound

iThirtySeven launches iPro.DJSampler for iPad

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iThirtySeven has introduced iPro.DJSampler, a DJ Sampler app for iPad.

iThirtySeven brings down the house with its new iPad DJ Sampler App iProDJSampler. With an intuitive real-word interface, iPro.DJSampler offers the perfect balance of a professional and creative music sampler with simplicity and speed that DJs and musicians need right at their fingertips.

Designed and developed by a team of industry professional DJs, EDM producers and musicians, iPro.DJSampler transforms DJ sets and live performances into serious hyped up, hands-in-the-air experiences.

iThirtySeven iPro.DJSampler

iPro.DJSampler features

  • XY pad with ability to control & hold effects settings as well as dry/wet slider to set effect amount.
  • 16 ultra fast response Trigger Pads that trigger audio samples, with sample names displayed underneath & they illuminate while each sample plays.
  • 8 Effects Buttons: Select desired effects, or swipe left to view additional 8 effects.
  • Sample pack load area for fast selection and loading of sample packs.
  • Free Sample Pack with 16 samples, including loops, vocals & sound effects.
  • Inbuilt iPro.DJSampler Store to purchase additional features, effects and sample packs from some of the world’s biggest labels such as Skrillex’s OWSLA Label & Dimmak, and DJs and artists including Steve Aoki, Sidney Samson, Nick Thayer, M4sonic, Prima Volta, Filthzilla and more!
  • iPro.DJSampler Store also contains 8 iPro Sample Packs – including Dubstep, Complex Electro, Drumstep, Dutch House and Vocal Packs.
  • Effects Assign Button: Allow DJs to assign which trigger pads are effected or not.
  • Pad Editor Button with 5 different playback styles: Play, Touch, Start/Stop, Loop + Touch, Loop + Start/Stop.
  • Fast access, full featured, multi-page help area.
  • Tempo keypad to set BPM.
  • Master volume control.
  • Edit Button: rename and/or delete sample packs.
  • In-App battery display.
  • Audio background playback.
  • Retina display.

The iPro.DJSampler is available for free from the App Store. Additional features and effects are available to purchase in the in-app iPro.DJSampler Store.

More information: iThirtySeven

Noisebud updates CatchDad to v2.5

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Noisebud CatchDad

Noisebud has released version 2.5 of CatchDad, a free VST instrument plug-in for live performances.

With CatchDad you can catch 4 different sounds with just the click of a button and instantly start to program rhythms with the built in step sequencers. The plugin is capable of building advanced rhythmic patterns with the different sequencer speed settings.

It’s basic functionality is pretty straightforward, you’ll be droppin’ beats within 20 minutes. Just send any sound, live or prerecorded through the plugin, press Record and you’re on your way!

Changes in CatchDad v2.5

  • Shuffle.
  • Adjustable sequencer length (you can now create true isorhythmic patterns).
  • Added a ‘Free’ tempo mode.
  • Pitch return to default pitch when you double click the Pitch knob.
  • You can now adjust the length of the autorec function.
  • Added a ‘remove old versions’ function in the installer.

CatchDad for Windows (VST) is available to download as freeware.

More information: Noisebud / CatchDad

Skylife launches SampleRobot 4 Sampling Suite for Mac pre-order

Skylife SampleRobot Sampling Suite

Skylife has launched a pre-order for the SampleRobot Sampling Suite for Mac OS X.

Forthcoming is the new release of the SampleRobot Sampling Suite for Mac OS X. For the first time all Mac users can benefit from the professional sample converter Awave Studio in combination with SampleRobot and Alchemy Player. Create, convert, play and edit complex multi-samples and instruments with ease.

With the SampleRobot Sampling Suite Mac users can master all kinds of sampling challenges. It is a complete software package that should be part of every studio.

SampleRobot Sampling Suite features

  • Turn acoustic and electronic instruments, voices and noises into virtual instruments fast.
  • Fully automated sampling.
  • Intuitive project assistant.
  • Sophisticated auto-loop processing and editing.
  • Alchemy Export Bridge.
  • Sampling of virtual instruments.
  • Play your samples directly after export, edit effects, modulation and envelopes.
  • Convert about 290 audio and multi-sample formats.
  • Import formats like AKAI S1000, MPC, Kurzweil K2xxx, Roland S, Ensoniq and MIDI Sample Dump.
  • Extract samples from sampling CDs.
  • Audio batch processing, auto-loop for all, resampling, normalizing, gaining, fading.
  • Export samples directly to Steinberg HALion 4, Logic Pro EXS24, NI Kontakt 4, Reason NN-XT, Waldorf Blofeld, Soundfont2 and many others.
  • Import and export for Yamaha Tyros 2+3, Motif XS+XF.
  • Full MIDI remote control, incl. program and bank changes, multi-velocity layering.
  • Release-sample editing.
  • Optimum loop handling incl. forward-backward loop with 2 independent crossfades and auto-gain functionality.
  • Sample and export whole synthesizer sound bank in one go (Instrument Copier).
  • Premium multi-samples from classic synthesizers included.

The SampleRobot 4 Sampling Suite for Mac OS X is available to pre-order for $349 USD (regular $399 USD). The suite is scheduled for delivery in the last week of June, 2013.

More information: SampleRobot

CWI Technology updates TX16Wx to v2.2.0 (incl. Mac VST/AU)

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CWI TX16Wx

CWI Technology has released version 2.2.0 of the TX16Wx sampler instrument plug-in.

Finally, after many months of work, TX16Wx 2.2.0 is now released, adding long-awaited support for MacOSX. This release took longer than anticipated, mainly because I upped my ambitions somewhat, thus this is not simply a port, but a full rewrite of the underlying framework supporting the plug-in.

TX16Wx is now running on a new cross-platform and plug-in format toolkit, with much of its insides now in shared libraries. This of course in anticipation of the new plug-ins that CWITEC will build and release during the rest of the year.

The MacOSX plug-in is available as a 32/64 bit AUi universal binary and a 64-bit VSTi. The user interface requires a Cocoa capable host.

Changes in TX16Wx v2.2.0

  • Added Apple OSX support.
  • Added Audio unit version.
  • Added polyphony limit.
  • Added matrix row/column distribute command.
  • Added skinning support.
  • Fixed issue with effects being shared between copied performances.
  • Fixed automation load/save issue.
  • Improved matrix editor snapping.

The TX16Wx sampler instrument is available as freeware. A Professional version costs 89 EUR (full) / 29 EUR (non-commercial).