Results for string machine

Below are the posts that should have something to do with 'string machine'.

Note: Use the search form in the top right if you're looking for something specific.

  

Waldorf announces availability of Streichfett string synthesizer

Related: , , , , Posted in news on Jul 25, 2014 - comment 0 comments

Waldorf has announced the release of Streichfett, a colourful string synthesizer desktop module.

Waldorf Streichfett

Streichfett combines the best of the previously extinct species of String Synthesizers of the 70s and early 80s. Its dual sound engine features a fully polyphonic strings section and an eight voice solo section, which is essential for recreating how adult movies sounded thirty years ago.

The Ensemble Effect handles lubrication of the String Section, while the Effects section adds adjustable Phaser and Reverb. Additionally, the Animate Effect can be used to modulate the strings registration, allowing spectacular sound morphs.

Streichfett is available for purchase for SRP 279 EUR (including tax).

More information: Waldorf / Streichfett

comment

B. Serrano releases Horus Mk2 free synth plugin

Related: , , , , Posted in news on Jun 25, 2014 - comment 0 comments

B. Serrano has released Horus Mk2, an extended version of the free string synthesizer instrument for Windows.

B. Serrano Horus Mk2

Horus is something between a string-machine and a poly synth.

Horus Mk2 features

  • Waveform choice for Strings and LFO.
  • Phaser’s speed coefficient (a pop-up menu by clicking on “Speed” label.
  • Mono mode with portamento.
  • Vibrato by Mod-wheel, Breath or pedal.
  • Fake LCD display for patch management.
  • New appearance.

Horus Mk2 is available as freeware for Windows (VST).

More information: B. Serrano / Horus Mk2

comment

Max for Cats releases Ensemble & DiGiTAL for Live

Related: , , , , Posted in news on Jun 12, 2014 - comment 0 comments

Ableton has announced Ensemble & DiGiTAL, two advanced synthesizer by Max for Cats.

Despite the name, Max for Cats is, in fact, the product of a human with an incredible passion for synthesizers. Ensemble & DiGiTAL, both now available as Packs for Max for Live, represent a lifetime of passion for both hardware synthesis and Max patching.

Max for Cats Ensemble

Based on classic 1970s string synths, Ensemble captures the spirit of weepy prog rock chords, retro-futuristic soundtracks, and bright disco stabs. Built-in phaser and chorus effects coat the sound in a proper vintage vibe – as a bonus, these effects also come with Ensemble as separate devices.

Max for Cats DiGiTAL

With elements of wavetable, FM, additive, and subtractive synthesis, DiGiTAL is a futuristic instrument designed for imagining new sounds. With beautifully-designed, friendly controls, a new sonic universe is at your fingertips.

Ensemble and DiGiTAL are available for purchase for 29 EUR each.

More information: Max for Cats

comment

Cluster Sound releases Multiman free Live Pack

Cluster Sound has announced Multiman, a free Ableton Live library featuring the sounds of the Multiman-S string synthesizer.

Cluster Sound Multiman

Released in the 1977 by the Italian Crumar, the Multiman-S (called Orchestrator in the USA) is a fully polyphonic orchestral string synthesizer. Used by artists like Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk, this vintage analog machine appears both in ‘70s rock songs and old school electronic tracks.

Multiman is a Live Pack is based on 5 multi-sample recordings obtained by sampling the five preset sounds: Brass, Piano, Clavichord, Cello and Violin. Multiman delivers 25 Live Presets each of which consists of 61 perfecly looped samples (each note of the 5-octave keyboard).

Multiman features

  • 140 MB conent, 24-bits/44.1kHz.
  • 6 multi-sample recordings (332 samples).
  • One sample per note (5 octaves).
  • Perfect loop-points (no crossfading).
  • 25 Live Presets.
  • Sampler/Simpler compatible.

The sound pack is a free download at Cluster Sound. Requires Ableton Live 9.

More information: Cluster Sound / Multiman

comment

Soniccouture launches The Attic instrument bundle for Kontakt

Soniccouture has released The Attic, a bundle of 10 virtual instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Soniccouture The Attic

The Attic : a project to document and sample interesting, characterful instruments that may not always be the obvious choice when we think of classics.

Instruments which, when added to a track, instantly add some special magic, even if it is due to the fact that it sounds a bit cheap or quirky.

We asked around some friendly producers: Neil Davidge, Adrian Utley and Liam Howe were all happy to open up their attics to us, and the resulting collection is a fascinating journey into the corners early analogue synthesis, offering a huge palette of sounds to reach into when you need colour, character and exuberance.

The Attic features

  • 10 Unique Instruments: Roland RS202 String Machine, Korg LP10 Analog Piano, Suzuki Omnichord, Jennings Univox, Minikorg 700s, Hammond Solovox, Synthi AKS, Roland SH2000, Godwin String Concert, Philips Philicorda
  • Authentic Analogue Sample modelling.
  • Over 350 Presets.
  • Kontakt Player Compatible.
  • 7.8 GB Core Library.

The Attic is available for purchase for $149 USD / £119 GBP / 129 EUR. Until May 2nd, 2014, you can use coupon code URR3K3Y to get $30 USD / 20 EUR off.

More information: Soniccouture / The Attic

comment

Waldorf intros Streichfett hardware string synthesizer

Related: , , , , Posted in news on Mar 10, 2014 - comment 3 comments

Waldorf has introduced Streichfett, a hardware synthesizer unit that combines the best of the now extinct species of String Synthesizers of the 70s and early 80s.

Waldorf Streichfett

Its dual sound engine features a fully polyphonic strings section and a monophonic solo section, which is essential for recreating how adult movies sounded thirty years ago. The Ensemble Effect handles lubrication of the String Section, while the Effects section adds adjustable Phaser or Reverb. Alternatively, the Effect section can be used to animate the strings registration, allowing spectacular sound morphs.

The Solo Section offset presets named Bass, E-Piano or Clavi, and just like in your typical string machine, the sound has little to do with that name. Instead, these are shimmering and slightly percussive sounds that blend well with the string section.

Streichfett features

  • Fully polyphonic Strings Section with Violin, Viola, Cello, Brass, Organ and Choir presets.
  • 2′nd Layer with Violin/Viola Voicing.
  • Ensemble Effect for String Section.
  • Typical String Envelope Generator with Crescendo and Release.
  • Monophonic Solo Section, offering Bass, E-Piano, Clavi, Synth and Pluto sounds.
  • Dedicated Tremolo for Solo Section.
  • Switchable Envelope generator with variable Sustain setting and Attack/Decay (Release) function.
  • Effect Section with Animate, Phaser or Reverb.
  • Layer or Split for Solo Section.
  • Dedicated balance knob for quick adjustment of layered/split sounds.
  • Fully programmable with 3 x 4 memory locations.

Pricing and availability TBA.

More information: Waldorf / Streichfett

comment

Full Bucket Music releases Nabla string synthesizer

Full Bucket Music has released Nabla, a free string synthesizer instrument for Windows.

Full Bucket Music Nabla

The Nabla is a VST™2.4 software instrument for Microsoft Windows® simulating the KORG Delta DL-50 Strings Synthesizer from 1979. Is is written in native C++ code for high performance and low CPU consumption.

Nabla features

  • Paraphonic Synthesizer and Strings sections.
  • Up to 64 voices polyphony.
  • Synthesizer section:
    • Four band-limited frequency divider-driven signal generators.
    • Additional noise generator.
    • 4-pole zero-delay feedback bandpass/lowpass filter.
  • Strings section:
    • Two band-limited frequency divider-driven signal generators.
    • 2-band equalizer.
    • Ensemble effect.
  • Flexible pitch/filter modulation by LFO or noise.
  • Tweaks (not to be found in the original Delta):
    • “GOD Mode” to provide true polyphony.
    • Panning for Synthesizer/Strings sections.
    • Built-in phaser and delay effects.
  • Double precision audio processing.
  • All parameters can be controlled by MIDI controllers.
  • Plug-in comes in 32 bit and 64 bit versions.
  • Fully compatible with SM Pro Audio’s V-Machine™.

The plug-in is available to download as freeware for Windows (VST).

More information: Full Bucket Music / Nabla

comment