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Musicrow Golden Ensembles 3 for Reaktor 50% off

Musicrow has launched a limited time sale on Golden Ensembles 3, offering the bundle of 45 instrument and effect ensembles for Native Instruments Reaktor at a 50% discount.

Musicrow Golden Ensembles 3

Synthesizers, effects, innovative and creative audio tools- Musicrow Reaktor Ensembles are packed, with hundreds of presets ready to be used!

Golden Ensembles 3 includes the two mega-synths Ebola and Cobra, Bass Lab, and many other impressive synthesizers and instruments. In addition, it contains classic processor emulations like Vintage Chorus and Crow Plate Reverb, and unique sound design tools such as Executer, White FX, Sound Pilot and other Reaktor ensembles.

Whether you are a music producer, a soundtrack composer, a mixer, or a sound designer- these reaktor ensembles will add new beautiful and unique colors to your sound palette!

The bundle is available to purchase for 85 EUR until February 28th, 2014 (regular 169 EUR).

More information: Musicrow / Golden Ensembles 3

Dave Smith Instruments ships Prophet 12 Module

Dave Smith Instruments has announced that its twelve-voice hybrid digital/analog Prophet 12 Module is now shipping.

DSI Prophet 12 Module

“We have had many requests from professional musicians for a small, easily portable version of the Prophet 12 keyboard, with all the same features and incredible sound,” says Smith. “The new Prophet 12 module is just that: it has all the power of the Prophet 12 keyboard — in fact, it has the exact same voice board — and it fits into a backpack.”

All those powerful Prophet 12 module parameters are easily editable via a well-thought-through front panel perfectly fit for purpose. “People like small these days,” declares its astute architect. “Many musicians also have more than enough keyboards, or simply don’t use keyboards. The Prophet 12 module offers a sleek design that still gives you easy and incredibly fast and intuitive control over all parameters.”

The Prophet 12 module is avaialble to purchase for MAP $2,199.00 USD.

More information: Dave Smith Instruments / Prophet 12 Module

Moog intros Sub 37 Tribute analog synthesizer

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Moog has introduced its Sub 37 Tribute Edition analog synthesizer instrument.

The Sub 37 Tribute Edition is a limited edition (2-note) paraphonic analog synthesizer built on the award winning Sub Phatty sound engine.

Its panel features 40 knobs, 74 switches, and has a dedicated LCD display – placing each critical sound creation element and live performance tool quickly at your command.

Moog Sub 37 Tribute Edition

Sub 37 Tribute features

  • Perform in Monophonic or Duo-Paraphonic modes.
  • 37 note velocity sensitive keyboard w/ after touch.
  • 2 modulation busses w/ assignable source and destinations.
  • DAHDSR (Delay, Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain, Release) looping envelopes with sync.
  • 256 Presets -16 banks of 16 patches.
  • Standalone and DAW Plugin editor included.
  • Syncable Arpeggiator and Step Sequencer.
  • Classic Moog Ladder Filter with resonance, MultiDrive, and selectable filter slopes.

The Sub 37 will be available to purchase for $1,579 USD.

More information: Moog Music / Sub 37

Korg launches Gadget for iPad synthesizer studio

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Korg has announced Gadget for iPad, a mobile synthesizer collection for iPad.

Korg Gadget for iPad

Right from the beginning, KORG Gadget gives you 15 compact synthesizers and drum machines. Each Gadget possesses an irresistible presence and can function as the core of your electronic music productions.

The parameters are carefully constructed to take you right to the sound that you want, and they’re ideal for producing all forms of electronic music. Even if you don’t play a musical instrument, no worries! Each synth offers a keyboard featuring a Scale function that makes it impossible to play wrong notes, combined with a sequencer that supports the function.

Just download KORG Gadget to your iPad, and start exploring 15 Gadgets. Which will be your favorite?

Gadget for iPad is available to purchase for the introductory price of $28.99 USD until February 23rd, 2014 (regular $38.99 USD).

More information: Korg / Gadget for iPad

Korg announces Limited Edition MS-20 Kit

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Korg has announced the MS-20 Kit, a limited edition DIY monophonic analog synthesizer kit.

Korg MS-20 Kit
Build a real MS-20 with your own hands.

Creating an instrument your own hands is the part of the true enjoyment of an analog synthesizer. The MS-20 Kit lets you obtain a real, full-sized MS-20 by assembling it yourself. It goes without saying that, just like the MS-20 mini released in January 2013, the engineers who developed the original MS-20 have overseen this project – ensuring that its historic sound is reproduced with complete fidelity. In addition, the MS-20 Kit provides the filters from both the early and late versions of this classic instrument and it even allows you to switch between them.

Today, 36 years after this historic instrument was first unveiled in 1978, the MS-20 returns to its true origin.

MS-20 Kit features

  • A full-size MS-20 that you can assemble yourself.
  • Both the early and late versions of the filter are provided.
  • Overseen by the engineers of the original MS-20;.
  • a complete replication of the original analog circuitry:
    • 2VCO / 2VCA / 2VCF / 2EG / 1LFO structure.
    • External signal processor (ESP).
    • Extremely flexible patching system.
  • MIDI IN and USB connector.
  • Powered by an AC adapter.
  • Replicates every detail of the original, down to the package binding and the included manual.

The Korg MS-20 Kit will be available in March 2014, priced at $1399.99 USD. Only 1,000 units will be available worldwide.

More information: Korg / MS-20 Kit

Cakewalk announces Z3TA+ iOS synthesizer for iPad

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Cakewalk has announced Z3TA+ iOS, a synthesizer app for iPad.

Available on the Apple App Store starting in February 2014, Z3TA+ iOS will be Cakewalk’s second iOS product following the successful launch of ScratchPad for iOS.

Cakewalk Z3TA+ iOS

Borrowing from the Mac/Win versions of Z3TA+ 2, Z3TA+ iOS brings an unmistakable signature sound—used globally in countless successful electronic, EDM and dance productions—to the iOS world. Redesigned to fit iOS screen-real estate optimally, Z3TA+ iOS maintains its legendary impeccable sound quality and sonic depth, while new touch control capabilities open up even more innovative waveshaping sound possibilities.

Z3ta+ iOS’s intuitive sound-shaping environment is segmented into pages. The Synth Page is the heart of the synth, where sound design takes life through oscillators, filters, envelope generators and LFO parameters. The Modulation Matrix/Arpeggiator Page provides exceptional sonic versatility and composition assistance, while the Effects Page offers world-class Distortion, Modulation, EQ, Compression, Triple Delay and Reverb—all with new routing capabilities to craft the perfect sound in the iOS environment.

For creating music on the go, Z3TA+ iOS’s onboard, customizable collapsible keyboard not only triggers notes, but allows shifting octaves, choosing root notes, “holding” notes, and more. Finally, a header strip completes Z3TA+ iOS’s design, by providing easy access to move among pages, search presets, control master volume, and choose additional options through the program menus.

Z3TA+ iOS features

  • Over 500 on-board, expertly crafted presets.
  • Support for Inter-App Audio, Background Audio, and AudioBus.
  • Classic waveshaping Z3TA+2 synth engine with 6 Oscillators, 6 LFOs, Filters, and more.
  • Modulation Matrix includes 16 Sources, Curves, Controls, and Destinations.
  • Advanced modular effects—Distortion, Modulation, Compression, Delay, Reverb and Limiter.
  • External MIDI control and user-friendly onboard Keyboard.
  • Performance section with Tap Tempo and assignable XY Pad, Mod Wheels, and User Controlled In-Key Pitch Bend.
  • Designed for iPad 2 or above, iPad Air, and iPad Mini.

Z3TA+ iOS will be available on Apple’s App Store in February 2014 for $19.99 USD.

More information: Cakewalk / Z3TA+ iOS

Loopmasters releases Classic Synthology sample pack

Loopmasters Classic Synthology

Loopmasters has announced the release of Classic Synthology, a 1GB collection of classic synthesizer sounds.

Classic Synthology from Loopmasters is a nostalgic trip back in time to the hot and sweaty cable strewn studios of yesteryear, when analogue synthesisers and rhythm machines resembling overgrown calculators carved out a whole new genre of music for the world to hear.

Recorded and produced by Harvey Summers at Broad Oak Studios, Classic Synthology takes its inspiration from many of the early electronic music pioneers including Vangelis, Kraftwork, Brian Eno, FSOL and Orbital to name but a few and is intended to be used by todays cutting edge soundsmiths looking for historical sounds from the analogue behemoths of the past.

This collection includes sounds of now legendary synths including Yamaha CS-80, Arp 2600, Minimoog, Moog Taurus Mk1, Korg MS20, Korg M1 combined with a select few modern analogue counterparts heavily processed through boutique vintage equipment including Neve and RCA pre amps, a classic, 70′s Raindirk series III console, Eventide H3000 D/SX and a AMS DMX 15-80S for a truly authentic vintage sound.

The sample library costs £29.95 GBP. Individual parts are also sold separately.

More information: Loopmasters / Classic Synthology

Clavia launches Nord Lead A1 analog modelling synthesizer

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Clavia has announced the Nord Lead A1, a new analog modelling synthesizer.

Clavia Nord Lead A1

The Lead A1 combines the latest analogue modelling engine from the acclaimed Lead 4, with an innovative streamlined interface for fast-track programming.

The Lead 4 and now the Lead A1 are equipped with an all new analogue modeling sound engine, capable of reproducing the character and nuances of the vintage synths of your dreams with breathtaking accuracy. 24-voice polyphonic and four part multi-timbral, the Lead A1 is a flexible choice for either stage or studio, delivering a stunningly rich and versatile palette of sounds.

The Lead A1 introduces a new front-panel user interface designed to make programming quick and easy, while retaining hands on flexibility.

Nord Lead A1 features

  • Oscillators
    • Unique Oscillator concept.
    • 8 Oscillator Configurations.
    • Pitch, Detune, Shape, Sync, AM, Noise, Dual Osc, FM.
    • Traditional Analog and Digital Waveforms.
  • Modulation
    • LFO with 5 waveforms.
    • Mod Envelope.
    • LFO as additional ModEnv.
  • Filter
    • 12, 24 dB low-pass filters.
    • High-pass and Band-pass filters.
    • Transistor and diode ladder filter simulations of Mini and TB-303.
  • Effects
    • Ensemble, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Ring Modulator, Drive.
  • Performance
    • 4-part multi-timbral.
    • Master Clock Sync of Arpeggiator, LFO and Delay.
    • Velocity and Mod Wheel Morph.
    • USB MIDI.

The Nord Lead A1 will be available in April 2014 with an estimated price of £1299 GBP RRP inc. VAT / $1799 USD MAP.

The Nord Lead A1 will be demonstrated at the NAMM show, at the booth of USA distributor American Music & Sound, #B6464.

More information: Nord / Nord Lead A1