Cableguys has announced the release of Curve 2, a software synthesizer with an irresistible waveform editor, huge sound library and slick interface.
Feed Curve’s oscillators, LFOs and envelopes with custom waveforms. For anything rhythmic from wobbles to FX loops and evolving pads. For broad oscillator timbres from deep basses to shrill, aggressive snarls.
A huge library will get you started, with quality presets by well-known preset designers such as Michael Kastrup, Pluginguru, Myagi, Xenos Soundworks, Soundsdevine, and hidden pearls from the Curve community.
Curve 2 provides completely new possibilities for experimentation and detailed tweaking, with a simple to use, immediate, slick interface.
Curve 2 is ideal for both experimentation and detailed tweaking at an excellent sound quality.
Curve 2 features
Sound Features—aliasing-free oscillators with custom waveforms, noise generation and broad FM options. Waveform crossfades provide for changing timbres; a comprehensive unison mode delivers fat lead sounds, wide pads and massive sound. Drawable LFOs deliver everything from melodic and rhythmic patterns to dubstep wobbles and punishing bit-crushing effects. Flexible filter routing, a feature-rich mono mode plus legato and glide, are all designed for great depth of control.
Preset Library—a shared online database, providing a constant source of inspirational sound. Public preset sharing allows an ever-increasing number of great presets, public preset voting will help you manage the vast number of sounds, all from within the plugin. Curve ships with an excerpt of this ever-growing sound library. Macro knobs let you explore vast sound variations quickly, for quick access to those parameters that define the core of a sound.
Elegant Interface—shows everything important at a glance, featuring high contrasts and a fresh color scheme. Inbuilt MIDI assignment allows you to set up external MIDI controllers quickly.
The Curve Community—since the first beta of Curve 1.0, the Curve community has steered the synthesizer’s future by submitting feature requests, comments and bug reports, and by sharing presets. Curve 2 is the result of users submitting wishes and uploading great sounds.
Curve 2 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 99 EUR/$129 USD until November 1st, 2012 (regular 119 EUR/$159 USD). Curve 2 is free for anyone who purchased Curve or the Cableguys Bundle on or after December 12th, 2011. Upgrade pricing is 29 EUR/$39 USD.
XILS-lab has announced version 1.0 of Oxium, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
Oxium is a unique, yet cost-conscious (€99.00 EURO/$129.00 USD) Mac-compatible (OS X 10.5 — 32-bit PowerPC and Intel; Mac OS X 10.6 or later — 32- and 64-bit Intel; Audio Unit, VST, RTAS — Pro Tools 7.0 and later) and PC-compatible (Windows XP, Vista, and 7 — 32- and 64-bit; VST, RTAS — Pro Tools 7.0 and later) performance-orientated soft synth plug-in, adept at giving equal billing to still-sought-after classic analogue sounds and more adventurous modernistic tones.
Oxium is coming with more than 250 carefully chosen performance-showcasing presets from XILS-lab’s talented team of well-known, world-class sound designers including Laurent Bourgeon (Lotuzia), Simon Ball (Soundsdivine), Nori Ubukata, Pascal Laigle (Tzadi), Kelvin Ford, Ingo Weidner, Stephen Wey, Sami Rabia (Aiyn Zahev), Michael Cavallo.
Oxium is available to purchase for the introductory price of 69 EUR until August 15th, 2012 (regular 99 EUR).
Soundsdivine has released Introspective, a soundset for the DIVA virtual synthesizer by u-he.
This bank contains 111 new sounds for u-he’s DIVA synthesizer. From vintage analogue pads to big 80′s style synth sounds, angelic choirs to dreamy washed out pads. This soundset is inspired by the movies.
Introspective is available to purchase for the introductory price of 20 EUR (RRP 27.50 EUR) + VAT for EU residents.
XILS-lab has announced the availability of the Synthax A and Synthax B soundsets for its Synthix software synthesizer plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Synthax A and Synthax B combine to offer almost 300 fresh new patches, ranging from otherworldly electro to pure vintage and ‘oldskool’ flavourings, with much in-between — readymade professional perfection, perfect for those who simply cannot wait to get working with this sonically expansive, yet relatively inexpensive (€169) instrument!
Synthax A & Synthax B features
Synthax A comprises 163 stunning sounds programmed by leading sound designers Simon Ball (Soundsdivine); Adam Borsetti; Cliff Douse; Kelvin Ford; Kire; Lotuzia; Peter Schelfhout; Tzadi; Daniel Stawcyzk; Vivolator; Ingo Weidner; and (original Synthex programmer) Paul Wiffen, who is primarily responsible for authentically recreating some classic Synthex patches; all are broken down into the following categories for easy access: Arp (22); Bass (28); FX (14); Keys (18); Leads (39); Percussion (19); Sequences (10); and Synths (45).
Synthax B delivers another 134 must-have patches from those same sound designers, and also includes recreations of yet more classy classic Synthex sounds; again, all are conveniently categorised: Bells, Brass, Strings, and Woodwinds (29); Keys, Organs, and Keytars (33); Pads (46); Plucks and Splits (8); and FX (16).
Synthax A is available to purchase for 21 EUR, Synthax B is 19 EUR.
XILS-lab has also launched a Christmas sale, offering 40% off its synthesizer plug-ins for a limited time.
Until December 31th, use CHRISTMAS2011 at the end of the checkout : we offer you 40% off on all our synthesizers !
Soundsdivine has released Chaos Ripple, a collection of patches for the Aalto semi-modular software synthesizer for Windows and Mac.
This bank contains 92 presets for MadronaLab’s Aalto synthesizer.
Some nice unusual textures and timbres, haunting glitchy soundscapes, plenty of rich harmonic synth sounds and some deep spacey pads. All presets have been designed with extensive aftertouch control to give a great deal of subtlety and expressiveness to the sounds.
Chaos Ripple is available to purchase for $25 USD. Previous Soundsdivine customers get a 33% discount on the soundset for one week.
Soundsdivine has announced the release of X, a soundset for the SynthiX virtual synthesizer instrument by XILS-Lab.
This bank contains 96 patches for Xils-Lab’s Elka Synthex emulation SynthiX. The ‘X’ soundset makes use of SynthiX’s dual layer architecture, so u can play chords with your left hand and melodies with your right, bass grooves and arpeggios or even drum machines and leads.
This bank is a mix of the old and the new, with plenty of big 80′s pads / arpeggios and synths, combined with some more experimental sounds and soundscapes.
The X soundset is available to purchase for $25 USD.