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LinPlug releases Element P for Mac, updates SaxLab and Organ 3

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LinPlug Element P

LinPlug has announced the Mac release of Element P, the recently re-released classic percussion synthesizer.

ElementP is a percussion synthesizer. It has been designed to produce a specific range of sounds. Although you can’t create all imaginable percussive sounds, ElementP will allow you to create a broad range with minimum effort. Typically you can easily create sounds like real world percussion instruments, unique bass sounds, any kind of percussive noise, some interesting kicks and snares and other sounds of this type.

Element P is now available to purchase for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) for 29 EUR / $39 USD.

LinPlug has also announced the release of SaxLab version 2.1 on Mac, which features an improved preset menu structure as well as full compatibility with latest host versions on Mac OSX 10.6 and newer. SaxLab is now priced 139 EUR / $179 USD (10 EUR / $20 USD reduction).

Organ 3 was updated to version 3.1.3, offering a hot fix for users of Cakewalk Sonar, improving stability. Until 9 June (or until 100 licenses have been sold) Organ 3 is available to purchase for 49.50 EUR / $64.50 USD, a 50% discount.
Use coupon code ORGA-NICS-YNTH at checkout to take advantage of this limited offer.

More information: LinPlug

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Arturia updates Brass to v2.0.5

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Arturia Brass 2

Arturia has released version 2.0.5 of Brass, a virtual brass instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.

BRASS 2.0 is a new kind of virtual instrument based on a physical modeling technology. It emulates a Trumpet, a Trombone and a Saxophone. All the characteristics of the real instruments have been analyzed and modeled through extensive research at world-renowned IRCAM institute. Arturia has partnered with this highly skilled team of researchers to bring this groundbreaking technology to the musician, in the form of a software instrument. BRASS is an extremely expressive, flexible and controllable instrument, and thus a fantastic alternative to loops or music libraries.

Changes in Brass v2.0.5

  • MIDI control tab was redesigned in order to show MIDI activity meters for each instrument and a Breath Control gauge.
  • EWI-USB configuration dialog problems were fixed.
  • RTAS graphical bug(screen doubling or ghosting) on Mac OSX was fixed.
  • The saxophone problems encountered in Fruity Loops were fixed.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

Brass is available to purchase for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone), priced at $249 USD / 229 EUR.

More information: Arturia / Brass 2

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The Loop Loft releases Bob Reynolds Loop Collection Vol 1

The Loop Loft Bob Reynolds Loop Collection Vol 1

The Loop Loft has announced the release of Bob Reynolds Loop Collection Vol 1, a collection of saxophone loops.

The first official release of the Loop Loft “Artist Series”, The Bob Reynolds Collection is the ultimate set of saxophone tracks. Recorded over the course of several days in a Los Angeles studio, we worked directly with Reynolds to produce 13 complete sessions of high quality sax recordings that are specifically tailored for looping.

Whether you’re a singer-songwriter looking to add some horn lines, a jazz musician seeking some inspiration for your compositions and improvisation, or an electronic artist looking for the perfect “hook” to your track, now is your chance to incorporate the highly melodic and soulful playing of Bob Reynolds directly into your own music.

Bob Reynolds Loop Collection Vol 1 features

  • Number of Loops: 186.
  • Tempo Range: 85-220 BPM.
  • 100% Royalty Free.
  • High Quality 24 Bit 48 KHZ Audio.
  • WAV, REX2 and AIFF (Apple Loops) Formats.

Bob Reynolds Loop Collection Vol 1 is available to purchase as an instant download, priced $39.95 USD.

More information: The Loop Loft

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Detunized releases DTS014 – Sax Appeal

Detunized Sax Appeal

Detunized has released DTS014 – Sax Appeal, a collection of muti-sampled saxophones for Ableton Live.

Three Saxophones, multisampled and velocity layered. The instruments were recorded with different microphone positions. So the sound of your saxophones can be altered steplessly according to the needs of your arrangement.

Sax Appeal features

  • 3 instruments:
    • Bass Sax: Keilwerth SX 90
    • Tenor Sax: Selmer Super Action 80 Serie II
    • Soprano Sax: Yamaha YSS 675
  • Format: Ableton Live Pack.
  • No. of Samples: 338, (24 Bit/44 khz).
  • Disk space needed: approx. 370 MB.

DTS014 – Sax Appeal is available to purchase, priced at 4.98 EUR for Detunized subscribers. It is also available as an instant download for 6.78 EUR.

More information: Detunized

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Arturia releases Brass v2.0 + Akai Pro EWI-USB Bundle

Arturia Brass 2

Arturia has released version 2.0 of Brass, a new kind of virtual instrument based on a physical modeling technology.

It emulates a Trumpet, a Trombone and a Saxophone. All the characteristics of the real instruments have been analyzed and modeled through extensive research at world-renowned IRCAM institute. Arturia has partnered with this highly skilled team of researchers to bring this groundbreaking technology to the musician, in the form of a software instrument. BRASS is an extremely expressive, flexible and controllable instrument, and thus a fantastic alternative to loops or music libraries.

Changes in Brass v2.0

  • New physical modelling of the saxophone.
  • Two new Saxophone mouthpieces.
  • Possibility to play four instruments at a time using a new Harmonization module.
  • Advanced spatialization possibilities.
  • Improved MIDI control.
  • Better integration into DAW software.
  • Entirely redesigned interface.

Brass is available to purchase for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone), priced at $229 USD / 229 EUR.

A new bundle of the Arturia Brass 2 software and has been releasedAkai Pro EWI-USB wind-controller is available as well in limited edition for the price of $449 USD / 399 EUR MSRP.

The Akai Professional EWI-USB enables wind players to enjoy the same expressive control as in an acoustic instrument. While EWI-USB is easy and fun to use, it is also powerful, flexible, and most importantly reliable enough for use on stage and in the studio by professional musicians.

Its USB interface means that all you need is nearly any computer (Mac / Win) and the included EWI-USB software, and you’re ready to practice, perform, create, and record with a full collection of wind instrument sounds.

The Brass 2 + EWI-USB Bundle will start shipping on January 25th, 2010.

More information: Arturia / Brass 2

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Vir2 Instruments updates MOJO: Horn Section to v1.2

Vir2 MOJO: Horn Section

Vir2 Instruments has released version 1.2 of MOJO: Horn Section, a virtual instrument for pop, funk, jazz, and big band horns.

Now at the tips of your fingers is the most versatile horn section in the world, MOJO: Horn Section, offering the most flexible and innovative approach to pop, funk, jazz, and big band horns ever created in a virtual instrument. Inspired by legendary groups like Tower of Power and the big bands of decades past, MOJO is capable of emulating everything from a sultry sax solo to a screaming full big band playing at the top of their lungs.

Changes in MOJO: Horn Section v1.2

  • New microtuning feature available in the main menu, allowing for instant access to more than a dozen different common alternate tunings.
  • All instruments tweaked sonically to improve their overall sound.
  • Improved sound and performance for Punch feature, now converted to a pulldown menu (adjustable from 1-5).
  • Improved load time across all instruments.
  • Optimized polyphony usage across all instruments, resulting in less voices used and less CPU hit.
  • Trombone doit release issue fixed.
  • Improved tempo-syncing of all crescendos and swells across all instruments.
  • Improved quality of timestretching of all crescendos and swells across all instruments.
  • Miscellaneous tuning improvements across the library.
  • EZRoom loading fixed.
  • CIL Trombone script issue fixed.

Note: A few of the MIDI CC designations in the printed manual are now slightly altered (details available in the MOJO 1.2 Update Notes).

More information: Vir2 Instruments / MOJO: Horn Section

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Vir2 Instruments releases MOJO: Horn Section

Vir2 MOJO: Horn Section

Vir2 Instruments has announced the release of MOJO: Horn Section, a virtual horn section instrument powered by the Kontakt engine.

Now at the tips of your fingers is the most versatile horn section in the world, MOJO: Horn Section, offering the most flexible and innovative approach to pop, funk, jazz, and big band horns ever created in a virtual instrument.

Inspired by legendary groups like Tower of Power and the big bands of decades past, MOJO is capable of emulating everything from a sultry sax solo to a screaming full big band playing at the top of their lungs.

MOJO: Horn Section eatures

  • Instruments: Alto Sax, Bari Sax, Bass Trombone, Clarinet, Flugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet, Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Trombone Mute, Trumpet, Trumpet Mute
  • Articulation List (varies by instrument): Sustain, Octave Run Up and Down, Stab, Staccato, Bend Down, Crescendo (tempo-synced), Swell (tempo-synced), Rise to Hit, Shake, Trills
  • Release Types (varies by instrument): Standard, Doit, Slur Up, Falls (4 different speeds), Shake
  • Riffs: Over 1600 riffs included, Tempo-synced, Transposable, Organized by instrument, key, and tempo
  • Effects: Hundreds of special effects samples
  • Ensembles: Instant adjustment between 1 and 10 players per instrument, Intelligent and adjustable stereo positioning, Adjustable accuracy and sloppiness
  • Integrated Engines: Physically modeled vibrato, Advanced humanization, Character control, EZRoom Convolution Reverb
  • Playing Modes: Polyphonic, Monophonic, Legato
  • Built-in Effects: 3-Band Equalizer, Compressor, Saturation, Distortion, Chorus, Reverb, Delay, Stereo Width, Limiter
  • Other: Remote MIDI CC control over almost every parameter, Lite patches with fewer samples for faster loading, Individual articulation instruments
  • Engine: Powered by Kontakt, Standalone, VST, AU, and RTAS operation, Mac and PC compatible

Vir2 MOJO is available for purchase for $499.95 USD.

More information: Vir2 Instruments

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