Sonic Charge has released version 3.1 of its Microtonic drum and percussion synthesizer combined with a pattern based drum-machine engine.
It is a free upgrade (as usual) and to many people the most interesting news is probably 64-bit compatibility. It also features new MIDI controlling possibilities (including pattern edits via MIDI CC) and a beautiful new skin with spacier layout and crispier pixels.
Changes in Microtonic v3.1
First fully 64-bit compatible version.
Supports MIDI CC out for updating MIDI controllers with current parameter values.
Supports MIDI CC for mutes as well as MIDI keys.
Supports using MIDI CC to perform pattern edits.
Drum patches that are loaded from factory preset folders are now referenced to with relative file paths meaning that it will be easier to use the drum patch browser to change patches in factory presets.
Signed packages on Mac OS X.
Name of DLL’s changed from MicroTonic(Multi)VST.dll to Microtonic(Multi).dll only. Name of plugin is Microtonic from now on, not µTonic or MicroTonic. Logotype is still µTONIC.
Fixed a bug where MIDI events occurring simultaneously would be processed in incorrect order, e.g. a note with 100% legato could stop the next note with its note off event.
Max length of program name reported to host is 64 characters.
De-initializes and releases all resources when last instance is removed from project.
Updated to latest support libraries. Lots of minor stability and compatibility improvements.
In the file browser, drum patches are previewed on the individual outputs that they will load into.
Supports automatic online registration through Sonic Charge Authenticator.
New skin. Bigger. Beautifuller. Spacier. Space is the future.
Microtonic for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $99 USD ex. VAT.
This bank, the first in a series of 3, is clearly meant for ambient and slow-paced music. Slow pads, gentle synths and plucks, you will find all the ingredients for your dreamy productions.
All subscribers to the newsletter will receive a discount code and all those who have purchased my first bank for Synplant, Organic Manipulations, will get a bigger discount. And until the new bank is released, you can purchase Organic Manipuations for $9.90 only!
Cellspace vol.1 is scheduled for release on May 22nd, 2013.
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 “firmware replacements”. In case you have not heard about it before, a “Permut8 firmware” is a piece of code that can be loaded into Permut8 to extend or replace its signal processing algorithms. This is not in native code but a portable assembler format for a virtual machine that I have designed for fast and safe (sandboxed) execution.
We have now decided to take advantage of this feature to offer you a (slightly late) Christmas gift. We hereby present the first official alternative firmware for Permut8: “beatrick”.
beatrick transforms the Permut8 plug-in into a dedicated beat mangling device.
The “beatrick” firmware is available to download for registered users.
The original Permut8 also includes firmwares.
Also, if you have not found them yet there are other firmwares already included in the original Permut8 installation, most notably a full port of SAM (the original speech synthesizer from the early 80′s). You need to logon to the terminal in the “about box” to use these. This topic contains more info.
Sonic Charge has also announced the release of Microtonic 3.1 beta, the first 64-bit compatible version. It is a closed beta, but serious beta testers can apply at http://beta.soniccharge.com
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 a delay. The frequency shifter algorithm is inspired by the classic Bode device and it has excellent sideband separation. The delay uses high quality all-pass interpolation and a built-in LFO can be used to modulate the effect.
Echobode is capable of creating many different effects from pure frequency shifting and echoes to phasers, flangers, choruses and more.
Echobode is available from the Propellerhead Shop for the introductory price of $25 USD / 19 EUR until October 31st, 2012 (regular price $39 USD / 32 EUR).
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 and keys, to sequences, percussions and semi-real instruments like acoustic bass and organ, this set was designed to be instantly usable in your productions, adding a twist only Synplant can add.
If you are looking to bring Synplant to a new level, then this bank may just be your answer.
The soundset is available for the introductory price of 6.90 EUR until September 30th, 2012 (regular price 8.90 EUR). A demo bank with 8 patches is available to download.