Plugin Boutique has announced a new free edition of the Zampler/RX sampler instrument in collaboration with Beat Magazine and Synapse Audio.
Zampler is a free sample workstation that includes a variety of ways to sculpt and manipulate sounds and it includes features you would expect in any current soft-sampler. It also sounds great!
Zampler is capable of supporting the .sfz format which makes it a perfect fit with the sample libraries from our sister site Loopmasters.
The free installer download comes with 2 free banks with a selection of sounds curated from various Loopmasters packs for you to enjoy:
- “Dance Production Sounds” – The pack is a total of 332Mb and includes 30 Multi Samples, 1 bank file, and 333 Multi Samples.
- “MainRoom and EDM DrumKits” – The pack is a total of 111Mb and includes 30 patches/kits, 1 bank file, and 457 Multi Samples.
The Zampler plug-in is a free download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU). More free packs for Zampler will be available from Plugin Boutique in the near future.
More information: Plugin Boutique / Zampler
Synapse Audio has announced the release of Ninety, a Rack Extension software emulation of a legendary 1970s phaser.
What makes this phaser unique is the feedback path, which gives the sound a very distinctive character, unlike any other analog phaser. Our emulation employs a zero-delay feedback network, a technique popularized by recent synthesizers, and particularly well suited to emulate analog feedback loops.
The original unit is a mono-in mono-out device with only a Rate knob and a Color switch. The Ninety phaser adds stereo processing, a stereo LFO with adjustable spread and a dry/wet control. The color switch is replaced with a knob for increased versatility. The “Ultra” switch upgrades the network to a 6-stage phaser, allowing to create entirely new sounds not possible with the vintage original.
Ninety for Reason is available for purchase for 35 EUR.
More information: Synapse Audio / Ninety
The Art renaissance project has announced the release of DUNE Level 2, a soundset for the DUNE 2 synthesizer instrument by Synapse Audio.
I am very happy to announce the very new sound set created for Synapse Audio’s DUNE 2.
I am offering 140 cinematic pads, textures and other sounds to give you touching inspiration for your composing. I offer to you “DUNE Level 2″
Here you will have the next genetic step of DUNE to create a new universe of sounds.
DUNE Level 2 is available for purchase for 28 EUR. The new soundset is also included in Immortal DUNE (which includes 1,000+ sounds for DUNE 1), which is now on sale for 50 EUR.
More information: The Art renaissance project
Synapse Audio has released version 2.07 of its DUNE 2 synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
DUNE 2 was rewritten from scratch, in order to provide a yet higher sound quality and allow for an even wider range of sounds. New oscillators, new filters, new effects and graphical envelopes are just some of the new additions.
With a maximum reserve of 8320 oscillators at full polyphony, DUNE 2 is a true unison monster, unlikely to ever run out of oscillators.
Changes in DUNE 2 v2.07
- Wavetables are loaded on demand now, so having many installed is no longer an issue.
- Midi Smoothing parameter added, which allows to control Modwheel, Pitch Bend and Aftertouch smoothing.
- Reverb no longer eats CPU when idle.
- Filter gain knob no longer causes strong zipper noise.
- New Wavetables by Ingo Weidner added.
- [Mac] Installation should now work on older OS X 10.5.
- Bug fixes:
- [Mac] Using the VST and AU 64-bit versions within the same project could result in GUI issues, fixed.
- [Mac] Long wavetable names could cause crashes, fixed.
- [Mac] Program changes caused memory leaks, fixed.
DUNE 2 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) costs $169 USD. A bundle of DUNE and DUNE 2 is available for $198 USD.
More information: Synapse Audio / DUNE 2
Electronisounds has announced the release of Renegade EDM, a collection of 100 patches for the DUNE 2 synthesizer instrument by Synapse Audio.
Dune 2 is an amazing synth and these distinct sounds will help you take your tracks into deep melodic bliss! These are without question some of the best sounding patches we’ve ever programmed for ANY synth!
We’ve got all your EDM needs covered with deep gritty-grimey basses, crushed & modulated dubstep basses, hard-knocking house basses, epic leads, perfect punchy plucks, smooth pads, dreamy reverb-soaked arps, modulated sequences and so much more!
These patches are perfect for all genres of EDM such as: House, Electro, Dubstep, Trance & Psy-Trance, Techno, Hard Dance, Underground, Drum and Bass, Breaks, Chillout, Hip-Hop, Glitch-hop, Complextro & more.
Renegade EDM features
- 100 patches (fxp) for DUNE 2.
- Includes 13 Arps, 38 Basses, 5 FX, 35 Leads, 4 Pads, 5 Synths.
- Extensive mod wheel programming is featured in most patches for extreme sonic flexibility and sound variation(s).
The soundset is available for purchase for $19.99 USD.
More information: Electronisounds
Rob Lee Music has set free its DUNE Big Pack, a collection of 212 presets for the DUNE synthesizer instrument by Synapse Audio.
212 presets for the Synapse Dune synthesizer by Rob Lee. This pack contains both the Total Recall and Trance for Dune sound banks. Everything you need is here for ambient, dance, electro, house, techno and trance.
DUNE 2 is now released so all my DUNE 1 banks are free so thanks for all the support.
The soundset is now available to download at no charge.
More information: Rob Lee Music / DUNE Big Pack
Rob Lee Music has launched Dune 2 Essentials Vol. 1, a collection of presets for the Dune 2 synthesizer instrument by Synapse Audio.
DUNE 2 ESSENTIALS VOLUME ONE is the new sound expansion for the new Synapse Dune 2 synthesiser programmed by Rob Lee.
This new expansion contains 85 presets aimed at all genres of Electronic Music. Check out the video demo here to sample just a few of the included presets.
The soundset is available for the introductory price of £10.99 GBP until May 31st, 2014 (regular £15.99 GBP).
More information: Rob Lee Music