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Posted in news
on Aug 31, 2012
IK Multimedia has announced iRig KEYS, the first ultra-slim and highly portable universal MIDI controller keyboard for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac/PC.
iRig KEYS connects directly to the iOS device 30 pin dock connector or the USB port on Mac/PC. It features 37 velocity-sensitive mini-keys — 3 full octave range plus one note, that takes up minimal space when used on a desktop, and can easily fit in a backpack or a carry-on bag.
IK Multimedia’s upcoming iRig KEYS, pictured with the iPad.
iRig KEYS features
- iRig KEYS is Core MIDI and USB class compliant for a true plug-and-play experience both with iOS devices or Mac/PC, with no additional app, software or drivers to be installed to have it go and running. For total mobility, iRig KEYS is also an ultra-low power consumption unit.
- iRig KEYS can be used for live performance, songwriting and composition with the included apps and software or with a multitude of other MIDI compatible instruments and recorders on any iOS, MacOS or Windows system.
- iRig KEYS comes complete with two free professional quality virtual instrument apps and software that can be immediately downloaded and played, for a true plug-and-play experience right out of the box.
- For iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, iRig Keys comes with: SampleTank for iPhone or iPad FREE, the virtual sound module including a complete selection of acoustic, electric and electronic instruments and patterns, unlocking 48 bonus instruments in addition of the 20 included with the free version (to be download from the App Store).
- On Mac/PC iRig Keys come with a downloadable version of: SampleTank 2 L the Mac/PC sample workstation, available both as a stand-alone and as a plug-in for most popular DAW (including GarageBand, Logic, ProTools, Cubase, Live, Sonar and more) with 2 GB of samples in every instruments category (to be downloaded from the IK Multimedia online User Area).
Rig Keys will be shipping in Fall 2012 for $99.99 USD / 74.99 EUR (ex. taxes). IK is offering a 10% discount for pre-orders, which are already available on the IK Online Store. Use coupon code MOBILITY when checking out to receive 10% off.
More information: IK Multimedia / iRig KEYS
Eric Beam has recently released three sample libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt and IK Multimedia SampleTank.
Eric Beam has sampled a vintage ARP Axxe monophonic analog synthesizer.
Eric Beam Samples
- ARP Oscillator
- Vintage ARP oscillator sample patch for Native Instruments Kontakt.
- RAW unaltered capture without filtering or modulation. Intended to be paired with any Filter/ADSR of your choosing (Examples – Virtual instruments with external audio filtering, FabFilter Volcano, Plogue bidule, Reaktor, etc). Perfect for creating analog sourced hybrid synthesis.
- Saw, Square, & Noise waveforms.
- Multi-Sampled @ 24/96.
- Evil Toy
- Children’s Toy Piano for Native Instruments Kontakt & IK Multimedia SampleTank.
- 30 key, multi-velocity stereo samples @ 24/96.
- Axxe 101
- Vintage “Axxe” mono synth patch for Native Instruments Kontakt & IK Multimedia SampleTank.
- 60 notes sampled @ 24/96.
The sampler patches are available to purchase ranging in price from $2 to $13 USD.
More information: Signaltonoize
Homegrown Sounds has introduced Ballistic Drum Kits, a large collection of mostly Bread and Butter Drum Kits all of which can be easily interchanged for quickly transforming a playing drum pattern.
They are quite heavy kits which are especially well suited to Hip Hop, Trip Hop & R n B, all the collection is diverse enough to be useful to any Sampletank user. There aren’t that many Electronic Drum Kits available for Sampletank, and so this Tank attempts to bridge the gap, at least another 2 complimentary collections will be released which will provide more drum kits, instrument kits designed for layering, and percussion kits.
Each Kit is made up of 24 samples and as well as the standard tuning, has a -5 Semitone version and a +1 Octave version within the same instrument. The layout also follows the General MIDI Layout for the 1st Octave, although the second octave can vary with the intention of swapping kits and getting a few nice surprises such as a chord or a bass note, which can suddenly transform a standard drum loop into an interesting Hip Hop Beat.
Ballistic Drum Kits features
- 160+ Drum Kits for Sampletank.
- Each Kit has 4 child presets: tight, Upfront, Delay and Verby.
- Installed size: 350 MB.
- Download Size(RAR): 180 MB.
The sound library is available to purchase for $39.99 USD.
Homegrown Sounds has also updated its Mesh monophonic synthesizer instrument for Windows to version 1.2.
Changes in Mesh v1.2
- New – Added a randomize to the LFO top bar for randomizing just the 1st 2 LFOs.
- New – Global Randomizer which randomizes Oscillators, Filter ENV, ENV3, Filter and LFOs 1 & 2.
- New – Individual Oscillator pitches + quantized versions, Main Quantized Pitch and Feedback added to ENV3 Destinations.
- New – Added a Randomize button to the Envelope Header which randomizes just the Filter Envelope and Envelope 3.
- New – 32 new Presets in the Presets folder (Mesh-Various.fxb).
- Changes – Default preset improved and init fxb bank updated.
- Fix – LFO Pitch could cause a crash with extreme LFO activity especially when randomising.
- Fix – Non Quantized Pitch LFO destination has half resolution.
- Fix – Pop-up Menu for patches now updates the display correctly when a bank is loaded via the internal Patch info display.
More information: Homegrown Sounds / Ballistic Drum Kits
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Posted in news
on Aug 01, 2012
IK Multimedia has launched a Krazy Deal for its SampleTron virtual instrument for Windows and Mac.
IK Krazy Deal is back in session! Whether your from the old school or the new class, this deal has got you covered. From July 31 to August 7, save 85% on SampleTron – a virtual instrument made for many styles from hip hop to electronic to classic rock and offers some of the most unique musically useful tones you can imagine.
Use coupon code: CLASS13 on the IK online store to get 17 rare, collectible instruments in one easy-to-use workstation for only $29.99/€24.99.
Not only will you save 85%, but you’ll also get a minimum of 19 JamPoints from IK’s Reward Points Program. 1 point equals $1/EUR1 in the IK Store! This deal will save you even more with other IK products like SampleTank, Sonik Synth, T-RackS 3 plus many others.
SampleTron is a virtual instrument that combines the authentic recreation of “Tron” sounds such as Mellotrons, Chamberlins, and Optigans with the powerful editing and playback features of the SampleTank engine.
The SampleTron is available to purchase for $29.99 USD / 24.99 EUR (85% off regular) until August 7th, 2012. Use coupon code CLASS13 at checkout.
More information: IK Multimedia / SampleTron
IK Multimedia has launched a “Krazy Deal” for its SampleMoog virtual instrument featuring 16 rare, collectible Moog synths.
IK’s Krazy Deal is back, just in time for the Fourth of July Celebration! From July 3rd to July 8th save 85% on SampleMoog. Use coupon code: MOOG4 on the IK online store to get 16 rare, collectible Moog synths in one virtual instrument for only $29.99/€24.99.
SampleMoog™ includes the sounds of all the most sought-after vintage and modern Moog™ synthesizers spanning the entire Moog history, in an easy to use, sample-based virtual instrument “powered by SampleTank” available as a plug-in for the most popular DAWs and a standalone application for Mac and PC.
IK Multimedia’s SampleMoog bundles 16 Moog synths in one virtual instrument.
- One of the most complete collections of Moog sounds ever released in one product, done in cooperation with Moog Music® and Sonic Reality.
- Over 1,900 sounds from 16 rare, collectable Moog synths, spanning the entire Moog history, accurately sampled and fully produced with 32 built-in effects.
- 16 part multitimbral sound module with layerable parts.
- 3 synth engines: STRETCH™ and Pitch-Shift/Time-Stretch (PS/TS) plus traditional Resampling.
- Powerful Multi-Effects section that includes 5 insert effects per Part.
- 32 built-in DSP effects.
- Part and Master Loop Sync.
- Independent Part and Master Volume/Pan controls.
- Works as a standalone application as well as a host sequencer plug-in in Mac OS (Universal Binary), and Windows (XP/Vista).
- Supported plug-in formats: VST, RTAS, and AU.
- Sounds can be read by SampleTank 2.5 and can be used to expand its world of sounds.
SampleMoog is available to purchase for $29.99 USD/24.99 EUR until July 8th, 2012.
More information: IK Multimedia / SampleMoog
Homegrown Sounds has announced Vintage Synths, a new sample library for the SampleTank sampler instrument by IK Multimedia.
Vintage Synths is a huge collection of analog instruments released exclusively for Sampletank brimming with Basses, Leads and Pads. The instruments were created with the often overlooked Akai SG01 Vintage Sound Module, and multi-sampled at 24bit 48khz for excellent sound quality.
Altogether there are 98 Parent Instruments which were then used to create a further 350+ child presets creating a huge collection of new analog based sounds for Sampletank.
Vintage Synths features
- Each Instrument is multi-sampled using 9 Samples to capture the full range of the instrument.
- Sampled at 24bit 48khz.
- 98 Parent Instruments.
- 350+ Child Presets.
- Size: 790 MB, Download Size (RAR): 430 MB.
The Vintage Synths library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $29 USD until July 2nd, 2012 (regular $39 USD). Compatible with Sampletank Free.
More information: Homegrown Sounds / Vintage Synths