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discoDSP drops price on Synthesizer Legacy Bundle

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discoDSP Synthesizer Legacy Bundle

discoDSP has announced a price drop of the Synthesizer Legacy Bundle, a collection of three synthesizer plug-ins.

discoDSP has reduced their Synthesizer Legacy Bundle to 199 EUR / USD 249 / 159 GBP / 19000 JPY. Synthesizer Bundles includes Mac + PC versions from Discovery Pro, Vertigo and Phantom (PC version).

Synthesizer Legacy Bundle features

  • Discovery Pro is a 32 and 64-bit 12 oscillator Virtual Analog Synthesizer featuring 4 layers, WAV and SoundFont (SF2) support, PADSynth, 2X oversampling / undersampling, built-in arpeggiator, sync, FM, 12 filter types, panning modulation, stereo delay and gate effects, graphic envelope modulation. Imports and exports Nord Lead 2 SysEx data.
  • Vertigo is a 32 and 64-bit Audio Units, VST and RTAS additive synthesizer. Imports and re-synthesize WAV and PNG files into two morphable layers, each with up to 256 oscillators. Includes 8 built-in effects, dual filters and FFT view.
  • Phantom is an eight voice, four operator, PM/FM synthesizer with the ability to import Yamaha DX100, DX27 and DX21 SysEx data.

The Synthesizer Legacy Bundle is available to purchase at the discoDSP Online Shop.

More information: discoDSP

Hπ Instruments releases microsynth synthesizer app for Mac

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Hπ Instruments has released microsynth, a polyphonic multi-timbral microtonal synthesizer for Mac.

microsynth and microsynth-mini are Mac OSX SoundFont synthesizers for microtonal music, supporting seven types of tuning files, on-the-fly retuning, audio file recording, routing to and from standard MIDI hardware controllers and sequencing and notation software such as Sibelius and Finale, giving you total control of tuning in your music.

Available in multi-timbral and mono-timbral versions (tuning features are the same in both).

16 independent tracks, each with tuning, MIDI in/out, SoundFont and patch selection.

microsynth features

  • Unlimited tunings, any key to any pitch.
  • Individual tuning per track.
  • Supports MTS real-time Sysex messages.
  • Supports .scl .tun .hz .csv .mtx .gly and .tonex tuning files.
  • Supports single channel tuning tables of 128 tones.
  • Supports OMNI-channel tuning tables of 2048 tones.
  • Allows real time transposition and remapping of scales.
  • Unlimited user-defined MIDI CC tuning switches and tuners.
  • Supports pitch bending of microtonal pitches.
  • Comes with GM/GS Soundset.
  • Built in reverb.
  • Loads .sf2 soundfonts.
  • Unlimited MIDI connections.
  • One virtual MIDI input and output.
  • Records wav audio files.
  • Loads and saves scenes.
  • Multiple Undo.

microsynth for Mac (standalone) is available to purchase for $19.99 USD. microsynth-mini (single-track) is $9.99 USD.

More information: Hπ Instruments / microsynth

Presicionsound releases Indian ShrutiBox

Precisionsound Indian ShrutiBox

Presicionsound has announced the Indian ShrutiBox, a sample library featuring the sounds of a Shruti box instrument.

Originating in South India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu), but widespread also in the North, the Shruti box is a small wooden (usually teak) instrument which provides a rich drone background to support singing and other solo instruments, especially winds, like the Bansuri or the Shenai, or to practice sessions and concerts of Indian classical music.

Indian ShrutiBox features

  • 61 stereo wav files (24bit) mapped for Kontakt, HALion & EXS24 (all versions).
  • SoundFont version (16bit) included for users of other sample players like Reason NN-XT, Dimension, Sfz player etc.
  • Includes 2 long chord drones, 5 and 10 minutes long that could be placed as audiotracks in your DAW of choice.
  • All notes of the Shruti box has been sampled for many minutes and cut in 4 variations.
    • ShrutiBox 1 has the natural attack and looped
    • Shrutibox 2 is a cut out of the long note/drone looped
    • Shrutibox 3 another portion of the note/drone looped
    • Shrutibox 4 the note/drone fading out, not looped
    • Shrutibox Pumpnoise – A selection of pumpnoises
  • The Kontakt and HALion format have some extra programs including 2 Menu programs with all versions of the drones and noises together but with smaller tone range and a Mix program with 3 drones in unison mix.
  • All formats are included when you buy Indian ShrutiBox.

The Indian ShrutiBox library is available to purchase for $19 USD.

More information: Precisionsound / Indian ShrutiBox

Loopstable releases free Facebook pack

Loopstable Facebook page

Loopstable has announced the release of a free sample pack for its Facebook friends.

Loopstable gives away on facebook page a huge collection of free, hot music loops and samples. It’s a really great opportunity to grab some new fresh samples and create some inspiring music.

In FREE FACEBOOK PACK you can find :

  • 5 complete construction kits from loopstable’s commercial releases
  • over 150 music loops
  • 15 massive drum samples and 1 soundfont kit

and it’s 100% FREE !

The free sample pack is available to download from Loopstable’s Facebook page by clicking “Like us”.

More information: Loopstable

Prodyon introduces Votox Kontakt sample library + Group Buy

Prodyon Votox

Prodyon has introduced Votox, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

VOTOX consists of over 250 categorized otherworldly sounds and weights over 2GB. It comes as a multiformat download including KONTAKT 4 (NKI) Instruments, SF2 Source Soundfonts + Bonus Files as well as optional SFZ Instruments. The total download size is around 4 gigabyte.

VOTOX is ideal for those looking for interesting synthetic textures, ambient sounds and hard-to-define instruments for movie scoring.

The relaunch of Prodyon is celebrated with a group buy. At its maximum level participants can get Votox, Enchoir, Polypitch, and music tracks at $35 USD. The group buy is available until April 15th, 2012.

More information: Prodyon / Votox

Precisionsound releases Orfeo Accordion sample library

Precisionsound Orfeo Accordion

Precisionsound has announced the release of Orfeo Accordion, a sample library for Kontakt, EXS24, HALion & SoundFont.

Orfeo Accordion is a Multisampled Italian accordion from the 1950s with 5 registers and a separate noise program. All registers have been sampled with belly in/out for all notes, and with release samples. The library contains in total 610 24bit WAV files.

Orfeo Accordion features

  • Includes 1 program for NI Kontakt 3, 4 & 5 with scripted GUI, 7 programs for NI Kontakt 2 and all versions above, 6 programs for NI Kontakt 1 and all versions above, 6 programs for HALion, 7 programs for EXS24, and 9 SoundFont program with the release samples in a separate program is available for you who are using other sample formats.
  • Registers: Bassoon, Bandoneon, Master, Celeste, Clarinet.
  • Note: The full version of Kontakt 3 4 or 5 is required for the scripted version. Orfeo Accordion not work with the free Kontakt Player!
  • All formats are included when you buy Orfeo Accordion.

Orfeo Accordion is available to purchase as a download for $49 USD (Additional $11 USD on DVD).

More information: Precisionsound / Orfeo Accordion

Fretted Synth releases SafFronSE SoundFont synth plug-in

Fretted Synth has released SafFronSE, a free SoundFont synthesizer instrument plug-in for Windows.

SafFronSE is an update to the original SafFron MIDI triggered sound font synth with a beautiful UI by Vera Kinter (ArtVera)

Fretted Synth SafFronSE
Fretted Synth SafFronSE

New in SafFronSE

  • Made with the current version of SynthEdit (should fix use of multiple instances of SafFron).
  • Can now load sound fonts with layers and velocity splits.
  • Load up to three sound fonts with separate controls for on\off, level, pan, course and fine tuning.
  • Updated filter with separate envelopes for cutoff and resonance.
  • Added a five band equalizer and limiter (the limiter is only designed to work with fast peaks, pushing it too hard with sustained material will result in a not pretty distortion).
  • Updated all of the effects.

SafFron SE is available to download as a freeware VST instrument plug-in for Windows.

SafFronSEDownload size: 3.7 MB

More information: Fretted Synth

H.G. Fortune releases Scapes Wizard 2 + free SoundFonts and patches

H.G. Fortune has announced the release of Scapes Wizard 2, a soundscape generator instrument for Windows.

ScapesWizard is a machine for soundscapes with very different control concept by triggering different samples assigned to keys via keyboard, or, using Lazy Sequencer to play the sets in sequence, or at random with varying intervals of step lengths. This is a completely reworked and largely enhanced version to its predecessor offering more dedicated and flexible control in general.

There are two different soundengines: Slow Motion Scapes (Main Slot 1&2), OneShots and Loops (FX, Natural, etc.) (Main Slot 3 & 4), Each slot has got a dedicated soundmodifier (color with resonance) plus pan, & delay with two sets of knobsettings for most controls. You got 2 x 24 samples (= 2 x 2 octaves) in direct access via keyboard and 2 sets to assign waves to keys with an optional pitch offset of +/- 12 semitones at each slot plus a further +/- 12 semitones per wave, slot and patch. So this makes 96 samples in straight access with a tuning range of max. +/- 2 octaves. Lazy Sequencer’s Ghost Mod will move (morph) between the two sets of knobsettings and this motion is visible on the GUI by respective knobs in motion. Furthermore nearly every knob has got a selectable modsource.

H.G. Fortune Scapes Wizard 2
H.G. Fortune Scapes Wizard 2

In fact with this machine it is quite important to assemble best matching waves for a project into the wave slots. You can trigger or gate i.e. switch samples with a dedicated tune setting via keyboard (with velocity to contol level) which is ideal for live interaction!

There is kind of keyboard split to trigger a sample of Slot 1 & 2 from C2 to B3 (left side) and Slot 3 & 4 from C4 to B5 (right side). So simply give a key a short push and the resp. sample will play until it’s changed by pushing another key in that resp. range; unless you select KeyMode Gate which allows to play a sample as long as a key is held down. Anyway you can play only one sample in each slot at a time. But those four samples played can give already quite a massive sound.

There is also an SF Slot Mode supporting sf2 files with stereo samples.

Scapes Wizard 2 Pro for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 49 EUR until 31 October, 2011 (regular 79 EUR). A fully featured demo and a free mini version are also available.

H.G. Fortune is now also offering a collection of free SoundFonts and patches, created by users of H.G. Fortune plug-ins.

More information: H.G. Fortune / Scapes Wizard 2