Waldorf announces availability of Streichfett string synthesizer

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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

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B. Serrano releases Horus Mk2 free synth plugin

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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

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Max for Cats releases Ensemble & DiGiTAL for Live

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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

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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

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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

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