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ZooZither releases Off The Beaten Path for MicroTonic

ZooZither Off The Beaten Path

ZooZither has released Off The Beaten Path, a collection of presets for the µTonic (MicroTonic) software drum synthesizer by Sonic Charge.

ZooZither hits you with 50 smashing presets for SonicCharge’s µTonic drum synth.

In Off The Beaten Path, or OTBP, the focus is on the sound design of the individual kit elements rather than pattern building, though each preset does have a pattern in it.

You can listen to a demo below to get an idea if you are interested in these sounds for your music.

The Off The Beaten Path soundset is available to purchase for $5 USD.

More information: ZooZither


Sonic Charge updates Bitspeek to v1.0.2

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Sonic Charge Bitspeek

Sonic Charge has updated Bitspeek, a real-time pitch-excited linear prediction codec effect for Windows and Mac.

We have just uploaded a minor but important upgrade to Bitspeek. It is minor because it brings no new features to the table, but it is important because:

1) It is our first venture into the great wild yonder of 64-bit.

2) It makes Bitspeek compatible with a bunch of hosts that will not play nicely, or not at all with monophonic plug-ins, e.g. GarageBand and Sonar.

To clarify the latter point, Bitspeek 1.0.2 still runs monaural processing under the hood but it is configured for stereo I/O and will simply mix the two input channels and produce identical output for left and right channels. This is an unfortunate necessity in order to improve compatibility.

There is also a slight name change on the Windows DLL from BitspeekVST.dll to Bitspeek.dll.

We have made thorough tests with all major hosts to assure that these changes will not cause any problems when you upgrade, but there are some minor exceptions. Notably, in Reaper you will need to reconfigure the plug-in outputs if you open projects created with Bitspeek 1.0, and in FL Studio you will need to replace the plug-in due to the .dll name change.

Bitspeek for PC and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $29 USD (+ VAT). The update is a free download for current users.

More information: Sonic Charge / Bitspeek


Sonic Charge celebrates Patternarium anniversary with preset packs

Sonic Charge Patternarium

Sonic Charge has announced the first anniversary of the Patternarium, the online pattern generator for µTonic.

Everyone’s favorite interstellar beat mutator has turned one year old today! Happy birthday Patternarium!

To celebrate this we have begun publishing charts with the best and worst for every Patternarium generation.

The charts are published on our forum, including zip-packages with the actual .mtpreset files.

The charts and downloads are available to authorized Sonic Charge customers.

More information: Sonic Charge


Sonic Charge updates µTonic to v3.0.1

Sonic Charge MicroTonic

Sonic Charge has released version 3.0.1 of µTonic, a virtual drum and percussion synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

You can use µTonic as a sound module to play drum sounds from your MIDI keyboard or sequencer, or you can use the built-in pattern engine to play drum patterns in sync with your sequencer. The sound of µTonic is 100% synthetic and rendered in real-time. No samples or pre-rendered waveforms are used.

Changes in µTonic v3.0.1

  • Fixed a problem in the AU version when loading version 2 projects that could make µTonic use the wrong program number.
  • Fixed a problem with clicks in exported audio when using the “Append” tail mode.
  • Fixed a rare timing drift problem between GUI and audio when using certain audio cards.
  • Solved a compatibility problem with the Windows version of Nuendo that froze the application when using copy functions in µTonic.
  • Eliminated some almost inaudible but unwanted aliasing in the sine oscillator.
  • µTonic now displays a special message when attempting to register with a version 1 or 2 key.
  • Code is PPC G4 compatible again (just as version 2 was).
  • Updated scripting engine.

µTonic for Windows and Mac (AU/VST) is available to purchase for $99 USD + VAT.

Sonic Charge has also announced the launch of a community forum, and the release of documentation on the scripting engine, including a zip package containing a few interesting scripts to start off (available from the forum).

More information: Sonic Charge / µTonic


Soundcells releases Greenhouse, Synplant ReFill

Soundcells Greenhouse

Soundcells has released Greenhouse, a ReFill based on sounds from the Synplant virtual synthesizer instrument by Sonic Charge.

“Greenhouse” is an awesome ReFill which is based on samples coming from the popular Synplant software synthesizer which is without any doubt one of the most innovative plugins of recent years.

125+ combinator patches provide an insight into the great and highly characterful sound capabilities Synplant has to offer. Greenhouse patches sound deep and murky, sometimes wishful and dreamy, but overall atmospheric and full of the typical and widely acclaimed Synplant character…

In addition, some “One-Shot-FX” kits are included to let you produce some glitchy electro beats. The 24 bit samples were recorded through an analog mixing console to bring the “real world” flavour into our digital world – ready-to-use within this ReFill. And let´s not forget about he 35+ drum samples (as well as 11 Rex files highly processed with additional EQing, compressing…) from the MicroTonic PlugIn which has been recorded the same way as the Synplant samples…

Greenhouse features

  • 129 combinator patches full of the typical and widely acclaimed Synplant character.
  • Deep, murky, evil but also wishful and dreamy are the main keywords.
  • 114 NNXT patches containing the basic sounds which were used for the combinators, 7 Redrum kits.
  • 432 Synplant samples, 392 MB uncompressed.
  • 35+ drum samples & 11 Rex loops coming from the MicroTonic PlugIn.

Greenhouse is available to purchase for the introductory price of 18.90 EUR until May 15th, 2011 (regular price 24.90 EUR).

More information: Soundcells / Greenhouse


PhilterPlugs releases 111 Paranoid Plants for Synplant

PhilterPlugs 111 Paranoid Plants

PhilterPlugs has announced the release of Paranoid Plants, a free soundset for Synplant by Sonic Charge.

Dark, Weird, Noisy.

111 Exclusive Presets for Sonic Charge Synplant.

111 Paranoid Plants is available as a free download from

More information: PhilterPlugs


Voltage Disciple DrumPlant, drum sounds for Synplant

Voltage Disciple DrumPlant

Voltage Disciple has announced the release of DrumPlant, a sound set for Synplant by Sonic Charge.

DrumPlant is the second pack in our series of sounds for SonicCharges SYNPLANT. Life imitates art but in this case Synplant imitates drums, percussion and modular noises to give you an exceptional set of unique drum sounds. Earth shaking kicks, crisp snares, modular thips, vactrol wood hits and original kits all created with gene manipulation goodness.

DrumPlant for Synplant is available to purchase as an instant download for $10 AUD.

More information: Voltage Disciple / DrumPlant