Rob Papen updates BLUE-II & Punch-BD with new presets

Rob Papen BLUE 2

Rob Papen has announced updated versions of BLUE-II and Punch-BD, which now include additional presets.

We have a new presets update available for BLUE-II. Updating your BLUE-II is simple. log in to www.robpapen.com and visit ‘My products’. Open the download page below your BLUE-II registration, download the installer and run it on your system.

Next time you boot up BLUE-II, the new presets will appear. The new banks are from an older BLUE trade soundset: ‘Rsmus7′ and from the too early past away friend ‘Tim Conrardy’.
Also the ‘JoMal bank 04′ has more new presets! :)

BLUE-II is available for purchase for 149 EUR / $179 USD. The upgrade from BLUE to BLUE-II is 44 EUR / $49 USD.

The Punch-BD kick drum instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac has been updated with new soundbanks by DJ PROMO and DJ Free-K.

Rob Papen Punch-DB

Distorted BD’s are the focus with these banks and don’t forget to use the Modulation Wheel to change the colourr of the BD inside the bank of DJ Free-K.

Punch-BD delivers synthesized drums in the finest audio quality or you can choose to load in your own samples for complete flexibility.From Electronic Dance and Hip Hop to Soundtrack projects, Punch-BD provides a solid speaker-busting sound for your productions.

Punch-BD is available for purchase for 49 EUR / $59 USD. It is also included in Punch, EDM Bundle, Urban Bundle and eXplorer-III.

Both the updated BLUE-II and Punch-BD are also available in the eXplorer-III bundle, which includes a total of 12 Rob Papen plug-ins at a discounted price of 585 EUR / $699 USD.

More information: Rob Papen

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Artvera releases Exposure free library for Kontakt

Artvera has announced the release of Exposure, a free sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Artvera Exposure

The sound library Exposure is dedicated to a memory of Tim Conrardy (1957 – 2009).

Exposure includes ambient pads, atmospheric sounds, melodic and ambient loops and some arpeggios in 52 instruments.

Exposure features

  • For Kontakt 5.2.1 and higher.
  • 123 samples in ncw format.
  • Total of 52 instruments (341 MB uncompressed).
  • Two layers/groups for each instrument.
  • EQ, LPF, HPF and 5 effects.
  • Chord and Arpeggiator.

The library is available to download from Artvera.

More information: Artvera

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Psychic Modulation sets Subconscious free

Psychic Modulation Subconscious

Psychic Modulation has re-released Subconscious, a dual arpeggiation sequence synth with oscillator crossfading, feedback modulation, and independent filter and amp envelopes for both oscillator sections.

Jack writes:

Subconscious which was recently discontinued featured several presets designed by Tim Conrardy who has passed away recently. This VSTi will be released as freeware in his memory. Tim was so kind to help me out by providing these wonderful presets, I believe it’s something that should be shared with the VST world. I really like his “Totem” presets found under ‘Rythmic Pads’.

Subconscious is available as a freeware VST instrument for Windows PC and can be downloaded here.

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R.I.P. Tim Conrardy

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Tim Conrardy

Just heard the news over at KVR. Tim Conrardy passed away yesterday.

Ben of Camel Audio wrote:

I have extremely sad news – Tim passed away yesterday. I received an email this morning from his wife Diane, who told me that he was out hiking, passed out and did not recover. I will remember Tim for his generosity, patience and kindness. Many of you will have corresponded with him, listened to his music or have been inspired by the sounds that he created, many of which he generously gave away. On a personal level, I have fond memories of him showing me the stars in Death Valley.

I’m sure you will join with me in passing on your condolences to his wife and daughter.

He will be greatly missed.

Tim’s Atari MIDI World, AlgoMusic, Camel Audio (preset design & support)… I’m sure many of you will know him and have fond memories of him. I don’t have any words really…

My condolences go out to his family.

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Camel Audio announces Alchemy

Camel Audio Alchemy

Camel Audio has announced Alchemy, the ultimate sample manipulation synthesizer.

It’s a synth powerhouse and yet is very easy to use thanks to its performance controls and remix pads. Just tweak the library of excellent presets from many of the world’s top sound designers or dive in and analyse your own samples – it’s up to you!

Alchemy key features

  • Additive, spectral and granular synthesis and resynthesis, sampling, and a very capable virtual analog engine with unison and PWM.
  • Morph or crossfade between sources.
  • Import your own samples from SFZ, WAV or AIFF files.
  • A wide range of analog modelled filters are included, in addition to a flexible rack of effects which includes all those from CamelPhat and CamelSpace as well as many new effects such as a high quality reverb.
  • The innovative modulation system is extremely flexible, yet easy to use.
  • Powerful arpeggiator with the ability to import the groove from any MIDI file for immediate synchronization to a beat.
  • Over 2GB of samples and analysed content from in-house designers Tim Conrardy and Biomechanoid, as well as designers such as Ian Boddy, Robert Rich, Scott Solida and Nucleus SoundLab.
  • A library of 300 excellent presets from many of the world’s top sound designers is included, arranged into categories for rapid access to the sound you require.

Alchemy will be available this Autumn for $249 USD / 199 EUR / 159 GBP. Cameleon owners will be able to crossgrade for half price ($125 USD / 99 EUR / 79 GBP) and CamelSpace and CamelPhat owners will be eligble for a reduced price as well ($199 USD / 159 EUR / 127 GBP).

To celebrate the announcement of Alchemy Camel Audio are having a 38% off sale on Cameleon , bringing the price down to just $125 USD / 99 EUR / 79 GBP. So if you don’t already own Cameleon, you could buy it today and familiarise yourself with additive synthesis, and then take advantage of the 50% off discount when Alchemy is released. You’ll get Alchemy and Cameleon for the price of Alchemy alone, and new sounds to play with right away.

Visit Camel Audio for more information, including a video and mp3s.

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