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, Native Instruments
, Ohm Force
Posted in news
on Jun 06, 2013
Ohm Force has announced the Ohmicide Dubstep Session Pack, a bundle of the Ohmicide plug-in and dubstep construction templates by partner Clicksound.
All of the construction templates for Ableton Live and Logic Pro within this pack are fully editable Dubstep templates, which allow you to have unrestricted control over any part of the template. You can change the speed, pitch and arrangement of any part such as the drums, basslines or synth leads…what ever suites your mood! They are completely customisable and contain the building blocks for your next Dubstep project. Within each construction template you will be able to see how all of the channels are created, how the sounds are layered and placed in to the arrangement pages and how the included side-chain compression is configured.
The templates also feature Native Instruments Massive and Spectrasonics Omnisphere and just in case you do not have these plug-ins installed each template includes bounced tracks for the third party plug-ins MIDI parts. This simply means that any MIDI parts created using Native Instruments Massive or Spectrasonics Omnisphere have been bounced down to audio tracks within the arrangement page… so you do not need Massive or Omnisphere installed as the bounced audio part will play instead.
The Ohmicide Dubstep Session Pack is available to purchase for 109 EUR. The dubstep templates pack is also available to Ohmicide users for 14 EUR.
Ohm Force has also announced updates to its Mac plug-ins.
Since the release of 64-bit plugins, Mac users have been reporting various issues. Now your favorite VST and AU plugins (work both in 32- and 64-bit applications) are ready to rock again!
Fixes in the update
- Loading a plugin and removing it while its GUI was open would make the host crash.
- When trying to save presets, all folders in the dialog box would be greyed out, and all attempts at choosing another location blocked.
- Contextual menus would appear at the top left of the window, instead of where the right click was done.
- The ctrl/cmd + click modifiers on knobs would not work.
This upgrade is available to download now for registered customers..
More information: Ohm Force / Ohmicide
The Unfinished has released Omnisphere Horizon II, a collection of 128 patches for Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere aimed at electronic/hybrid film scoring and atmospheric electronica.
In Horizon II you will find deep, punchy basslines; pulsing, thrilling synth sequences; evolving, driving percussion loops; lush, detailed pads and soundscapes; plus growling basses, emotional pianos and epic impacts.
This comprehensive and immersive collection is designed to be a ‘go to’ resource for soundtrack and electronica projects, whether you’re looking to add depth to an existing track or kickstart some brand new ideas. The scope of the 128 sounds in Horizon II is wide enough to write whole cues without using any other synths or libraries; and all the sounds have programmed with immediate, flexible and dynamic control dialled into the modwheel function.
Horizon II builds on the dark, dynamic underscore nature of Horizon, adding a number of ‘lighter’ more ethereal sounds in the spirit of composers/producers such as Cliff Martinez, Brian Eno and Thomas Newman. If you need fresh, new sounds for your film, game or media project, then Horizon II is an essential bit of kit.
The original Horizon is already being used in films, TV series and games soundtracks around the world.
Omnisphere Horizon II is available to purchase for £19.99 GBP. A free ‘taster pack’ of 15 sounds from the collection can be download for free.
More information: The Unfinished / Omnisphere Horizon II
Plughugger has announced the release of UltraVirus, a sound expansion of 150 new sounds for the Spectrasonics Omnisphere aimed for modern dance music.
In the second installation of the Sound Expansion series for Omnisphere, Plughugger turn their focus to the mighty german synthesizer the Virus.
The Virus is quite possibly the most successful synthesizer in modern time. It was first released in 1997 and although there have been hardware updates since, they all build upon the same black-red synthesizer in 1997.
With Omnisphere you get a nice selection of 29 waveforms sampled from the Virus Indigo. The Indigo is the compact keyboard version of the of the Virus B, which many people regard as the best sounding Virus ever.
Thanks to the excellent sound design tools in Omnisphere Plughugger turned the waveforms of the Virus into something new entirely, and the final result was 100 new arpeggios, basses, plucks and pads designed to inspire modern dance music production.
As a bonus, there are 50 additional presets based on the excellent virtual analog oscillators in Omnisphere.
The sound library costs 9.90 EUR.
More information: Plughugger / UltraVirus
ILIO has announced the release of EDM-Ignition, a new patch library featuring a collection of sounds for Omnisphere by Spectrasonics.
This collection of 100 brand new patches for Omnisphere was meticulously crafted for creating the latest styles of EDM (Electronic Dance Music). Loaded with staple sounds such as wobble basses, pulsing basses, leads, keyboards, synths, pads, textures, and tempo-locked synths, these patches will work well for not only EDM styles, but also pop, hip-hop, and even film and television music cues.
Every patch was programmed to make use of the modulation wheel for real-time control, and many are optimized for use with The Orb in Omnisphere.
- 18 Bass sounds.
- 24 Lead synths and keys.
- 4 Pads and synth strings.
- 16 Synth sounds.
- 3 FX.
- 3 Ambient, ethereal, textures and tones.
- 32 Tempo-Driven plucks, stabs, pulsing synths, and moving tones.
EDM-Ignition is available to purchase for $14.99 USD. The soundset requires Omnisphere v1.5 or higher
For a limited time, both the new EDM-Ignition and EDM-Fire patch collections are available as the EDM Bundle for $24.99 USD. The EDM Bundle contains 238 patches for Omnisphere.
More information: ILIO / EDM-Ignition
The Unfinished has announced the release of Omnisphere Horizon, a sound library for Omnisphere by Spectrasonics.
Aimed at hybrid cinematic underscore and deep, emotional electronica, it will fit right into your latest film/tv/game score or EDM album.
There are 128 patches, featuring deep, modulating basslines; evocative and dynamic synth sequences; dramatic and blissful soundscapes; hard-hitting, punchy synth basses; and many other expressive and essential sounds.
Omnisphere Horizon provides you with a deep and flexible, cinematic sound canvas. Whether you’re writing minimalist underscore in the shadow of Harry Gregson-Williams and Sean Callery, or intense electronica in the vein of BT and Jon Hopkins, you are bound to find a huge amount of inspiration in this soundset.
Omnisphere Horizon costs £19.99 GBP. A pack of free sounds is available to ‘try before you buy’.
More information: The Unfinished / Omnisphere Horizon
Plughugger has announced JP8K Legends, a sound expansion of 150 new sounds for the Spectrasonics Omnisphere aimed for modern dance music.
Few synthesizers had such an impact on modern dance music as the Roland JP-8000, which was the first synthesizer that introduced the Supersaw waveform.
The soundset is divided into two parts. The first part is a collection of 100 presets all using the JP-8000 oscillators in Omnisphere – which quickly turned into a real challenge, since Omnisphere only contain two different flavor of the JP-8000: one typical Supersaw and one darkish string-sound. Thanks to the flexible sound bending capabilities in Omnisphere we twisted and turned the oscillators until we had 100 arpeggios, basses, plucks and pads.
For the second part of the soundset – we took 50 of our favorite presets and changed the JP-8000 samples into the excellent virtual analog oscillators in Omnisphere.
The soundset is available to purchase for 9.90 EUR.
More information: Plughugger / JP8K Legends
Mulperi has announced Mulperi Electro Essentials, a soundset for the Omnisphere synthesizer by Spectrasonics.
My new and first commercial soundbank is now released. It is a Omnisphere soundbank that contains 100 patches and is focused on “bread and butter” sounds.
Most of all I tried to create musical, good sounding basic sounds that I could actually use myself on variety of electronic music sub-genres. Patches use only Omnisphere synth engine, no samples.
The soundset is available for the introductory price of 7 EUR / $9 USD through November 17th, 2012 (regular 11 EUR / $15 USD).
More information: Mulperi
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, Producer Tech
, Rob Jones
Posted in news
on Oct 05, 2012
Producertech has announced its Synth Courses online synth training portal.
Producertech’s Synth Courses have been designed to teach you the inner workings of the most popular software instruments available today, in order to teach you how to skilfully edit patches as well as create your own from scratch, which is an essential part of music production.
The courses, which are delivered via streamed movies, thoroughly explain the key stages of synthesis and give numerous examples of patch creation throughout, to help put all of techniques taught into perspective. In addition to the instrument presets and written notes that accompany the lessons, there are a host of extra patches or samples provided by Producertech’s sponsor LOOPMASTERS. Furthermore, students have direct access to tutors either via email or on the forum when help is required.
Producertech is offering a 20% discount on these courses until the end of November, 2012. Use coupon code XVPZU169 at checkout.
More information: Synth Courses