Sonic Charge has released updates for all of its AU/VST plug-ins.
The biggest news are Bitspeek 1.5 and Permut8 1.1. Bitspeek 1.5 comes with the improved audio engine that is used in the Rack Extensions version. This means a vastly improved volume envelope tracker and true support for stereo input / output. (“Legacy mode” is available for backwards compatibility or if you just want Bitspeek to sound worse.) We have also added the frequently requested dry / wet mix knob (with proper latency compensation) as well as the standard set of “convenience features” that you can find in most of our products (copy / paste, undo / redo etc). If you don’t own Bitspeek yet you can now try version 1.5 for three weeks with full functionality.
Permut8 1.1 is the first version of Permut8 that officially supports “alternative firmwares” (although preliminary support was there in version 1.0 already). Alternative firmwares expands the functionality of Permut8 with entirely new DSP algorithms that you load into Permut8 simply by opening a special file type. The firmware code runs in a virtual CPU that is completely isolated from your native processor and cannot crash your host. Furthermore the actual DSP code is stored in your song files, so you will never need to keep track of which version of which firmware you used for a particular project. It will just work. Forever. And it will always sound exactly the same.
A suite of alternative firmwares is available to download for registered customers (again free of charge) from our download page. Included firmwares are: Beatrick, Bender, BitBox, Mozaik, Reciter, Pong and RingMod.
Apart from this, Permut8 now supports undo / redo, bouncing to WAV file and much more.
Microtonic 3.1.1 and Synplant 1.2.1 are relatively minor updates. We have added a couple of buttons in the file browsers for easier navigation between factory and user presets. We have fixed a bunch of minor bugs and compatibility issues and they now include support for our new unified Sonic Charge Plug-in multi-installer.
The update is available to download for registered users.
Sonic Charge has also introduced the Sonic Charge Bundle, comprising all its plug-ins. The bundle is available for purchase for $222 USD (excl. VAT in Europe).
More information: Sonic Charge
Ghostwave Audio has announced the release of Cellspace Vol.2, a soundset for the Synplant synthesizer instrument by Sonic Charge.
Cellspace vol.2 is an expansion for Sonic Charge Synplant containing 64 premium patches for ambient and electronica productions.
Following up on the first installement in the series, this bank further broadens the sonic palette available for this beautiful synth. As usual, great care has been taken to program great-sounding and usable presets, as showcased in the demo.
The soundset costs $11.95 USD.
More information: Ghostwave Audio / Cellspace Vol.2
Sonic Charge has released version 1.2 of Synplant, a synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
We decided that we could not not let you wait any longer for 64-bit compatibility so we took a lot of the new code from Synplant 2.0 and “merged” it back into 1.0.
Version 1.2 looks, sounds and behaves virtually identical to 1.0, although under the hood it uses our latest framework and libraries.
Apart from 64-bit compatibility and general performance improvements that come the new libraries, Synplant 1.2 also supports Authenticator for simpler registration.
Synplant for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for $99 USD (+ VAT).
Sonic Charge also announced Cassette Recorder Audio Processor (CRAPRE), a Rack Extension effect for Propellerhead Reason.
In other news, yesterday (April 1st) saw the launch of a new Rack Extension for Reason that I co-developed with PEFF and Bitplant. It is a Cassette Recorder Audio Processor Rack Extension (CRAPRE for short) and it makes such dirty noises you will need protective gloves to handle it.
A lot of people thought it was an April Fools joke and that it was not for real, but it is, which in itself is an even better joke I guess. It is only available for sale during April after which it will be removed from the Propellerhead Shop (again for real!). Don’t miss out on it!
Crapre costs 7.50 EUR.
More information: Sonic Charge
Newpool Music has announced its Lable Tennis Remix Contest, a chance to remix a track by Hiding Jekyll and win prizes from Ohmforce, Sonic Charge, Fabfilter and XILS-Lab.
Hiding Jekyll’s open minded journey through different electronic styles along with his continuous testing of various live setups finally matured to become a real trademark sound. His aspiration to organize the material in a way that makes it possible to constantly manipulate his tracks, thus comprising both a unique studio and live performance which sometimes can’t be repeated another time, is his strife for authenticity. This is the core of Hiding Jekyll, a name which is synonymous with his activities as a producer and live unit.
With his single Lable Tennis, out in spring 2014, we want to give you the opportunity to create a remix of this minimalistic beauty. You’ll be able to win some valuable prizes from Sonic Charge, Ohm Force, Fabfilter and XILS-Lab. Just be sure to read the instructions and follow our terms and conditions. We wish you good luck and a lot of fun.
The submission phase begins January 27th, 2014 and ends February 27th, 2014 at 23:59 UTC. The decision phase begins February 28th and ends March 3rd. The winners will be announced soon after.
More information: Newpool Music / Lable Tennis Remix Contest
ZooZither has released Spore, a free soundset featuring 114 presets for the Synplant synthesizer instrument by Sonic Charge.
Still one of my favourite soft synths, this is a collection of some of the patches I’ve made over the last 5 years.
Pro Tip: If you’re not using the mod wheel while playing Synplant you’re missing most of the fun as different mods are applied independently to each note. From subtle to total chaos, this really adds some tasty random to things.
The Spore soundset is a free download.
More information: ZooZither / Spore
Sonic Charge has announced the release of Cyclone, a free software emulation of the Yamaha TX16W sampler from 1988. Cyclone is a true low-level hardware emulator. It simulates all the important circuits of the Yamaha … read more
Ghostwave Audio has announced the release of Cellspace vol.1, a soundset for the Synplant software synthesizer by Sonic Charge. This new bank for Synplant contains 64 high-quality patches which are designed for ambient, downtempo and … read more
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Ghostwave Audio has announced Cellspace vol.1, a soundset for the Synplant synthesizer instrument by Sonic Charge. This bank, the first in a series of 3, is clearly meant for ambient and slow-paced music. Slow pads, … read more
Sonic Charge has announced the release of beatrick for Permut8, a free firmware update that turns the effect plugin into a beat mangler. One of the worst kept secrets about Permut8 is that it supports … read more
Sonic Charge has announced the release of its Echobode effect plug-in for Propellerhead Reason. Echobode is a delay effect with a frequency shifter placed inside the feedback loop. Echobode is a frequency shifter combined with … read more
Ghostwave Audio has announced the release of its Organic Manipulations soundset for the Synplant software synthesizer by Sonic Charge. Organic Manipulations is a collection of 64 original patches for Sonic Charge Synplant. From otherworldly pads … read more
Ghostwave Audio has introduced Orange Crush, a collection of patches for the Permut8 effect plug-in by Sonic Charge. Orange Crush is a collection of 30 original patches for Sonic Charge Permut8. These patches are a … read more
Sonic Charge has announced the release of Permut8, an effect plug-in for Windows and Mac that can modulate, manipulate and mangle your audio in countless ways through the combination of some basic but unique building … read more
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Sonic Charge has announced that its Bitspeek real-time pitch-excited linear prediction codec effect is now available for Reason. Rack Extensions for Reason was released today and we are proud to be able to offer Bitspeek … read more
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Propellerhead Software has posted a video featuring various third party developers who are working on bringing their products to the Reason platform with Rack Extensions. 3rd party devs on Rack Extensions: Rob Papen, Magnus Lindström … read more
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Soundcells has updated its Greenhouse ReFill for Reason to version 2. “Greenhouse v2″ is an awesome ReFill based on samples coming from the popular Synplant software synthesizer; without doubt, one of the most innovative plugins … read more