Nucleus SoundLab has released DataBank Three, a collection of 100 patches for the Massive software synthesizer by Native Instruments.
DataBank Three continues the legacy of Nucleus SoundLab’s popular line of Native Instruments Massive presets. Each of the 100 patches delves into untouched frontiers of sound design, while maintaining the extreme attention to detail the DataBank series is known for.
DataBank Three is still primarily produced by Nucleus SoundLab Lead Designer Jeremy Janzen. However, some new faces have also contributed patches to give a different flavour to the overall set. Adam Fielding and Shaun Wallace have been sound designer mainstays in Nucleus SoundLab’s Reason ReFills for years. In DataBank Three they apply that experience to Massive with their own characteristic style. The result is an eclectic mix of pulsing arpeggios, complex modular sequences, mile-wide chordal pads, haunting plucked strings and piercing dance leads. As usual, no one electronic genre is represented in DataBank Three – you’ll find the sounds inside can work great in a variety of contexts.
DataBank Three features
- 100 Presets for NI Massive.
- All presets utilitze all 8 Macro Knobs uniquely.
- Each preset fully categorized.
- Extensive notes and documentation inside most presets.
- Compatible with both Macintosh and PC.
- Requires Massive 1.3 or higher.
The DataBank Three soundset is available to purchase for $29 USD. Until May 24th, 2013 all DataBank Three purchases will include a 15-patch bonus unfinished ‘out-take’ set by Jeremy Janzen. These patches are completely unique from the full product, and are limited-edition – they will never be made available in any other way.
More information: Nucleus SoundLab / DataBank Three
Nucleus SoundLab has released Pantheon III, the next evolution in their series of ultimate Thor ReFills for Propellerhead Reason 5.
Pantheon III expands on the concepts and standards set by the first two ReFills with the largest amount of unique Combinators yet. As always, the Pantheon III sound designers continue to reveal their patching secrets with refined and detailed PDF documentation.
Pantheon III is comprised of Combinator and Thor patches created by a dream-team of Reason sound designers. Tom Pritchard, Adam Fielding, Kirke Godfrey, Joseph Mizelle, Clint Grierson, Lewis Osborne and Shaun Wallace – Many of these designers have released a number of their own ReFills, both free and commercial. Now all have come together, united by the incredible quality standards of Nucleus SoundLab’s Lead Designer Jeremy Janzen, to create the highest-quality Thor ReFill – ever.
Pantheon III features
- 260 fresh and unique Combinators.
- 36 Combinators built for Reason 5 + Record (or Reason 6).
- 300 Thor patches.
- 8 .rps demo songs.
- All Combinator and most Thor rotaries/buttons uniquely mapped.
- All Combinator and Thor patches categorized intelligently.
- PDF Design documentation for each patch, detailing important aspects of its design, inspiration and performance.
Pantheon III is available to purchase for $49 USD.
More information: Nucleus SoundLab / Pantheon III
Sonic Elements has released NeuroMind, a collection of presets for the Strobe synthesizer from FXpansion’s DCAM: Synth Squad.
NeuroMind features Sonic Elements’ designers Shaun Wallace and bLiNd (Jordan Aguirre). This bank focuses on expansive leads and basses. These are sounds to build your tracks around. The patches range from electro madness to sounds that lend themselves to simple pop goodness. There is strong emphasis on correct usage of distortion and detuning of each patch. emotionally charged patches suited for any genre. Listen to the demos to get a feel the versatility of this sonic assault.
- 64 presets for FXPansion’s Strobe.
- Compatible with Strobe v18.104.22.168 and higher PC/Mac.
- Mod Wheel Mapped on every Preset.
NeuroMind is available to purchase for $10 USD.
More information: Sonic Elements
Sonic Elements has released Pandora, a collection of patches for Rob Papen Predator.
This soundset features Sonic Elements’ designers Shaun Wallace and bLiNd (Jordan Aguirre).
The bank was inspired by Vangelis, JMJ, Tangerine Dream and also several modern day dance artists. There is a wide range of usable yet emotionally charged patches suited for any genre. Listen to the demos to get a feel the versatility of this sonic assault.
- 128 Presets for Rob Papen’s Predator
- Compatible with Predator v1.5.5 and up
- Mod Wheel & Aftertouch Mapped
- Bank developed for usability and quality
Pandora for Predator is available to purchase for $15 USD.
More information: Sonic Elements / Pandora
Sonic Elements has announced the release of Sapphire II, a new patch set for Rob Papen’s BLUE.
This is sound designer Shaun Wallace’s follow-up to his critically acclaimed Sapphire soundset from Nucleus SoundLab. Sapphire II seeks to build upon the legacy and synthesis trickery of the original Sapphire. Sapphire II pushes BLUE to its limits exploring every modulation and synthesis possibility for a truly unique sonic experience.
Sapphire II’s sonic arsenal ranges from ambient to VGM based sounds. In addition the sounds vary from aggresive leads, fat basses, somber keys, and ethereal bliss with rhythmic and microtonal sensibilities molded into every patch. The sounds were designed with both the professional and hobbyist in mind. Users will find patches prime for layering and also one note wonders. Sapphire II holds a mountain of potential for any musical genre.
Sapphire II features
- 160 presets for Rob Papen’s BLUE.
- Compatible with BLUE 1.7 and up.
- Mod Wheel & Aftertouch Mapped.
Sapphire II is available for download for $27.95 USD. A free demo bank can be downloaded here.
More information: Sonic Elements / Sapphire II