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u-he launches Bazille Patch Competition #3

u-he Bazille Patch Competition

u-he has launched the third Bazille Patch Competition, a sound design contest in which you have a chance to win u-he products and store vouchers.

As Bazille is still free (public beta serial number), we’re starting another SOUND DESIGN contest! Another chance to win u-he products

This time around there are 4 categories:

1. The Modular Lead
Synth sounds that beg to be played on a Keytar, patches that invite virtuosity yet still bear the Bazille ‘stamp’.

2. Drums & Percussion
One-shot drum and percussion sounds. Realistic or otherwise. No loops, but expressive percussion sounds, kits, bongos or even church bells.

3. Mod Seq Abuse
The technical innovation category: the Modulation Sequencer. Can it make a sound on its own? How far can you go beyond one-finger-melodies?

4. Monster From The Deep, episode 3
This is the freestyle category. RELEASE THE BEAST.

The deadline for submitting patches is July 17th, 2014, 12.59 pm CET.

More information: u-he / Bazille Patch Competition #3

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Audible Genius Syntorial 30% off at Plugin Boutique

Plugin Boutique has launched a limited time sale on Syntorial, the synthesizer training software from Audible Genius.

Audible Genius Syntorial

Audible Genius is synthesizer training software that will teach you how to program synths and design sound. Way more than just another tutorial. Audible Genius have just joined forces with Cakewalk and now offer a course on Z3ta+2 built into Syntorial.

So, now learn your techniques on Syntorial and develop them in Z3ta+2 all within one plugin! Buy Audible Genius Plugins here at pluginboutique.com with confidence, read reviews and customer feedback about Audible Genius Software and feel free to download demo trial versions before you buy.

Syntorial for Windows and Mac is available at a 30% discount until July 17th, 2014.

More information: Plugin Boutique / Syntorial

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Cableguys announces winners Curve 2 Sound Design Challenge

Cableguys has announced the winners of its Curve 2 Sound Design Challenge. Over 400 new presets are now available for the Curve 2 synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

Curve 2 Sound Design Challenge

Our Curve 2 Sound Design Challenge has just ended! You have sent us over 400 entries — atmospheric pads, angry basses, melodic synthlines and more… wow! Thank you so much for your participation and for sending us your amazing sounds.

Congratulations to Qwertybob for winning the contest with his incredibly deep Underground Electronics! Qwertybob wins all Cableguys plugins we’ll ever do, now and in the future, Ableton Suite 9, a course at the Warp Academy plus a one-on-one experts exchange with Warp Academy’s own Andrew Mavor!

Knarrrz wins a Cableguys Bundle for his preset Drawn Drone, Mikko Kolehmainen Curve 2 for his preset Groovy Filters. Top 4-10 will receive a VolumeShaper each.

You can find the sounds of all contestants, including the 10 winners, in the cloud-based library of Curve 2. All sounds are available in the demo version of Curve, too. Have a listen, tweak them and use them in your new songs!

More information: Cableguys

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40% off Sound Design Bundle at VST Buzz

VST Buzz has launched a promotion on the Sound Design Bundle, offering a collection of sample packs by AudioThing at 40% off.

AudioThing Sound Design Bundle

Get 40% off this huge sound design bundle by Audiothing which includes the “Temple of Mercury”, “Soundscapes 1 + 2″, “ChromaKey” and “Strings” sample libraries. With 199 Kontakt instruments (.nki), this bundle has a massive amount of incredible content that is perfect for composers for composers and sound designers.

Sound Design Bundle features

  • Temple of Mercury has 24 Kontakt Instruments (.nki), 5 Kontakt Multis (.nkm), 3 Round Robin samples, Up to 3 velocity layers, 87 Samples (44.1kHz / 24Bit), 1 Impulse Response.
  • ChromaKey has 60 Kontakt Instruments (.nki), 616 Samples (44.1kHz / 24Bit).
  • Strings has 50 Kontakt Instruments (.nki), 50 Samples (44.1kHz / 24Bit), Sample sets including: autoharp, toy harp, ukulele, bowed violin, bass.
  • Soundscapes 1 has 30 Kontakt Instruments (.nki), 10 Kontakt Multis (.nkm), 31 Samples (48kHz / 24Bit), Sample sets derived from: water/boiling, escalator, fans, fridge, rain, sand, violin, voices, mixed synths and effects.
  • Soundscapes 2 has 35 Kontakt Instruments (.nki), 35 Samples (48kHz / 24Bit), Samples derived from:, binaural recordings, inductor and piezo effects, mixed objects/places.

The bundle is available from VST Buzz for $49 USD until July 1st, 2014.

More information: VST Buzz

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8Dio releases Hybrid Tools Vol. 3 for Kontakt

8Dio Hybrid Tools Vol. 3

8Dio Productions has announced the release of Hybrid Tools Vol. 3, a production tool for epic music and sound design, created for composers and sound designers.

Hybrid Tools is featured in majority of current blockbuster movies, shows and video games – used by composers such as Brian Tyler (ex. Thor, Ironman 3), Blake Neely (ex. Mentalist, Arrow), Charlie Clouser (ex. NiN, Saw Series), Richard Marvin (ex. Grimm, 6 Feet Under), Paul Haslinger (ex. Underworld Series, Tangerine Dream), Neal Acree (ex. WoW, Starcraft II, Diablo 3) and hundreds of other prominent producers and composers.

Hybrid Tools Vol. 3 contains over 4.5GB of content and more then 2.100 hand-crafted sonic gems. Hybrid Tools Vol. 3 contains 16 different core sound classes. We designed a wide selection of common hybrid sounds (ex. Boomers, BPM Synced Grooves/Pulses, Drones, Risers, Wooshes), but also created a variety of new sound types based on the most current and upcoming trends in the cinematic world (ex. Drastic Lines, Epic Tonal Bends, Epic Drum Kits, Levitations, Lights, Psychological Signature Sounds etc).

The library is available for purchase for $249 USD. Requires full retail version of Kontakt 4.2 or later.

More information: 8Dio / Hybrid Tools Vol. 3

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Precisionsound releases Jetstream: sound design workstation for Kontakt

Precisionsound Jetstream

Precisionsound has released Jetstream, a sound design workstation for Kontakt.

Packing a library of environmental, electronic and mechanical loops into a single instrument, Jetstream generates a diverse array of ambiences, drones, sweeps and hits.

Users can layer and transform sounds with multiple filters, extensive modulations, and creative impulse responses. Custom mastering effects are built in for shaping tone, space, and dynamics.

Precisionsound founder, Lars Westin, said: “Jetstream makes sound design for music and media fast and intuitive. It’s easy to create stunning sounds for any project, from airy textures to spooky strikes, naturalistic environments, and even chromatic synths.”

Jetstream is the brainchild of Iain Morland, a sound designer for film, theatre, games and virtual instruments, and whose credits for Precisionsound include the Sonic Laboratory and Exosphere sound effects libraries.

Jetstream features

  • 50 original sound loops (254MB).
  • 32 unique impulse responses (29MB).
  • Intuitive colour-coded interface for sound design.
  • 65 professionally designed presets.
  • 44.1kHz 24-bit stereo WAV throughout.

Jetstream for Kontakt is available as a download for $39 USD. Requires the full version of Kontakt 3 or above.

More information: Precisionsound / Jetstream

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Diego Stocco releases FFS 02 Convolution Processing

FFS 02 Convolution Processing

Diego Stocco has launched FFS 02 Convolution Processing, the second title in the Feedforward Sounds series of videos based on advanced and experimental sound design techniques created by Diego.

Convolution processors are used for a variety of applications these days, emulation of real acoustic spaces, sonic behavior of hardware devices and more. When used properly they can add an aura or realism to the initial sound source.

But the concept of “reality” in sound is exactly what a sound designer intends to transform, so rather than using a convolution processor as a static tool to approximate reality I decided to use it in a different way, to perform with sound design as it would be possible to perform with a instrument.

Convolution Processing is a technique that allows the real-time creation of musically related ambiences, accents and transition elements from an instrumental or vocal part. In this video you’ll see/hear how this technique can enrich a simple percussive part and a synth part into a full sounding track.

The 15 minute video is available to purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: Diego Stocco / FFS 02 Convolution Processing

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