Mystery Islands has released Northern Lights, a soundset for the Clavia Nord 2 series synthesizers and DiscoDSP Discovery.
40 fresh patches from lush Leads to crunchy basses and soft pads to snappy plucks. The reason for this bank being so small is simple: There is only 40-user slots in Nord Rack 2, so I wasn’t able to create more patches.
This package is for Clavia Nord2 -series & DiscoDSP Discovery to use any kind of electronic dance music creations.
Sunsine Audio has announced the release of Four, a collection of 128 presets for the DSI Tetra, Mopho, and Prophet 08 synthesizers.
Each preset makes of full use of the modulation wheel as well as all four Assignable Parameter knobs and each has a unique name for easy identification.
Anyone looking for a surge of analog fuzz and punch should be pleasantly surprised. Bass, leads, keys, and pads, as well as thick drums and percussion are all featured in abundance.
In addition, Sunsine Audio is providing a free fully functional Reaktor editor for Tetra (will also work with Mopho and Prophet 08), that allows users to save presets as snapshots, eases integration with a desktop DAW, and delivers a stable (and fun!) environment to cultivate your own sounds without menu diving. Native Instruments Reaktor is required to use this extra.
128 presets (Compatible with DSI Tetra, Mopho, and Prophet 08).
1 Full Bank.
3 .syx (Sysex) files (one for each synth).
512 Assigned Parameter knobs.
1 Reaktor Tetra Editor ensemble.
The soundset is available to purchase for $6.99 USD.
discoDSP has announced a price drop of the Synthesizer Legacy Bundle, a collection of three synthesizer plug-ins.
discoDSP has reduced their Synthesizer Legacy Bundle to 199 EUR / USD 249 / 159 GBP / 19000 JPY. Synthesizer Bundles includes Mac + PC versions from Discovery Pro, Vertigo and Phantom (PC version).
Synthesizer Legacy Bundle features
Discovery Pro is a 32 and 64-bit 12 oscillator Virtual Analog Synthesizer featuring 4 layers, WAV and SoundFont (SF2) support, PADSynth, 2X oversampling / undersampling, built-in arpeggiator, sync, FM, 12 filter types, panning modulation, stereo delay and gate effects, graphic envelope modulation. Imports and exports Nord Lead 2 SysEx data.
Vertigo is a 32 and 64-bit Audio Units, VST and RTAS additive synthesizer. Imports and re-synthesize WAV and PNG files into two morphable layers, each with up to 256 oscillators. Includes 8 built-in effects, dual filters and FFT view.
Phantom is an eight voice, four operator, PM/FM synthesizer with the ability to import Yamaha DX100, DX27 and DX21 SysEx data.
The Synthesizer Legacy Bundle is available to purchase at the discoDSP Online Shop.
HyperSynth has updated its Ion-editor controller software for the Alesis ION and Micron synthesizers to version 2.2.
Ion-editor is a software editor for advanced controlling over the famous Alesis ION and Micron analog modeling synthesizers in your DAW. Ion-editor offers intuitive user interface and it emulates ion LCD display graphics for parameters that need more descriptive information like envelope curve, filter balance, mod matrix and tracking generator.
Changes in Ion-editor v2.2
Added MIDI learn and default CC assignment for most of the parameters.
Added new MIDI controller input port.
Added support for Nintendo Wii Remote as a MIDI controller.
Added Latch button (Micron Mode).
Fixed problem in rename sysex function that overridden FX2 values.
Fixed rare issue in saving MIDI In/out when the device number was greater than 9.
Fixed problem that caused mismatch between standalone and VST MIDI In device.
Now editor’s M1 and M2 wheel respond to changes visually in block mode (echo off) too.
Updated documentation: (Added CC tables and step by step tutorials).
Ion-editor for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for $38 USD.
Brett Park of Shiverware wrote to share news about Rainboard, a DIY dynamic isomorphic keyboard.
The Rainboard is a 61 button isomorphic keyboard. Each button contains a RGB led in order to light up the button. A midi value is also mapped to each button. The colours and midi values of the buttons are set from an external source (currently the Musix iOS application, but could easily be set by any serial midi device) using sysex messages. This allows the layout to be change very rapidly. All that needs to be done is to use Musix to select the desired layout on screen and push a button to send the data to the Rainboard. The Rainboard then sets all the LEDs and midi values then stores these values in EEPROM to save settings across resets so the external device is not needed after the desired layout is set.
When buttons are pressed the note values are sent to an onboard midi instrument shield in order to produce sound via a 1/8 inch audio jack. As well, the midi values are sent to Musix (with note identifier values rather than midi values). This allows Musix to know exactly which button was pressed if multiple notes of the same midi value are present on the board. Musix can then use it’s built in synthesizer to play the music or it can send the data on to other iOS apps to synthesize the audio (such as NLogSynth, Arctic Keys, or SampleWiz).
vxxy has announced the production of the DCM8, a dedicated chip tune drum machine.
We announce the production of our first electronic musical instrument the DCM8 Digital Chiptune Drum machine, born from a desire to have chip music sounds in an easy to use studio desk sequencer and live performance package after wearing out our Gameboys with manic button bashing, and also wanting a few other sound styles thrown in for good measure.
64 Patterns in 8 banks of 8.
Selectable 8, 16 or 32 steps per pattern with half, normal and double speed timing scales.
Adjustable instrument volume, decay and pitch on per step basis.
Dual channel architecture with wide range of retro and unique preset sounds generated by a scripted synthesis engine.
255 digitally synthesized chip sounds, consisting of 223 presets and 32 user generated patches.
8 Levels of live undo on each pattern.
8 Songs with 128 pattern selections.
Clear, Copy and Paste 8, 16 or 32 steps between patterns.
EEPROM based storage of all patterns and user data, with SYSEX backup.
MIDI input and output.
The DCM8 is scheduled for release in early November. A special limited time pre-order price of €349 + delivery, with a choice of white, blue or red LEDs will be available soon.
vst-control has released D50v, a controller plug-in for the Roland D50, D550 & VC-1 synthesizers.
In the mid 80s the Japanese Roland Corporation created the D-50 Synthesizer, one of the most popular Synthesizers of all time. With the D50v editor software the D-50 can now be easily integrated into modern, computer-based applications.
Attractive graphical user interface with access to all parameters of the synthesizer.
Full integration in VST compatible applications
Automation of all parameters
“Total recall” of all parameters
Comfortable preset management
All parameters controllable via MIDI control changes.
Import of sysex sound banks.
Transmission of sounds from the synthesizer via MIDI.
Copy and paste functionality (copy and paste entire individual sounds and sound elements).
D50v for Windows is available to purchase for 49.90 EUR / $69.90 USD.