A recreation of an imaginary EMINENT SOLINA STRING ENSEMBLE ‘PROTOTYPE’ – perhaps found in the basement of the old Eminent factory in Holland.
Sampled from the original MARK1 version (with ensemble effect always ON).
With customisable ‘EQ MODULATION’ EFFECT (see 2nd video down), plus 2 PHASERS – allowing a different variety of ensemble with a wide range of movement, for complex and evolving synthesized orchestral sounds.
The sound library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £14.99 GBP until November 1st, 2013 (25% off regular).
Tronsonic and Synthmagic have announced the release of System1000M, a modular style synthesizer for Native Instruments Kontakt.
This is based on a famous Japanese modular, with a few alternative features. Plenty of modulation possibilities, its great fun to use. Steve and I have streamlined the instrument to make it as cpu efficient as possible – it handles very well in fact.
There’s an arpeggiator, with 2 ‘interval’ sections, allowing some very interesting patterns to be made. Most of the tracks in the video were made with pressing one or two keys of a multi-mode preset.
There is a dual polarity Keytrack function assigned to the mod-wheel. This acts as a great alternative to filter cutoff, as it is pitch specific.
Over 275 presets.
From raucous laboratory experiments, acid house and techno to serene radiophonic bliss-scapes.
Optional new ‘add-on’ banks and presets (coming soon).
Sampled with vintage valve equipment to quarter inch tape for maximum analogue texture.
The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £14.99 GBP until May 20th, 2013. Requires Kontakt 5.1.0 full version.
Tronsonic has announed the release of VCO, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
VCO features all of the waveforms from a 1972 minimoog with long natural cycles of up to 15 seconds before looping and also phase aligned at the start points of each sample. Like DCO, this was not sampled to tape. The aim was to achieve the closest possible replica of a classic hardware VCO synth within the DAW, so to keep the wave cycles in tact, only vintage tubes and a good convertor were used. A custom made tape and tube impulse response (as used in Tronto and DCO) plus Kontakt 5′s tape saturation effect is used to bring in some richness and texture when needed.
VCO is designed as a free companion to Tronto and DCO, and uses the same interface (so sharing the same controls) – great for stacking in multis and controlling externally via midi cc.
VCO comes with over 100 presets, for the full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.0.3 or later.
Tronsonic has released Organatron V2, a vintage rock organ sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Organatron V2 features all 9 drawbars, bass pedals and percussion harmonics from the legendary Hammond m100 prog organ.
Sampled to tape from the Hammond m100 (as used by Led Zep, Pink Floyd, Procul Harum and many more), the Organatron V2 is an updated version of the original Organatron m100.
Its interface is borrowed from the microtape series, but with a couple of extras – fully adjustable vibrato (via tone, amp and pitch) and a Rotating Leslie speaker effect (slow or fast adjusted via the mod wheel/MIDI CC1).
Both of these can be individually set for each drawbar, giving a new level of customization to the organ (as well as effects – coming soon in the New Year as another free upgrade).
As with the microtapes, this interface features the tape ‘degrader’ controls (shared with the vibrato here). These control how ‘damaged’ you’d like the tape effect to sound for each drawbar (via tone, amp, pitch and speed). With these controls, the user can make their instrument sound like a vintage film soundtrack, or a rare lost prog gem – adjusting the ‘age’ of the sound to taste. Each drawbar (there are 9 plus bass pedals and percussion harmonics) also has a tone control (the left tape wheel), which is a way to add the vintage atmosphere by cutting the treble.
All drawbars can be loaded into a multi-patch, giving the user the whole organ to play. All controls (including volume) can be learned via MIDI CC (right click the mouse and turn the control to learn). A custom template for the bcr2000 will be available soon.
The sample library costs £14.99 GBP. It is currently available as part of the 50% off Christmas Sale for £7.49 GBP. Existing Organatron m100 owners can get it free of charge (the upgrade version references the original samples).
Tronsonic has announced a new set of DCO oscillators for Tronto, the vintage polysynth sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The word ‘precision’ is used for two reasons – firstly the digitally controlled oscillators of the original analogue synth maintain a very accurate tuning, and secondly because no tape was used in the recordings of these waveforms, which in turn keeps them very true and precise to the originals (allowing a less characterful and more ‘scientific’ synthesis to take place within Kontakt).
This makes DCO the perfect companion for Tronto, as they contrast each other perfectly. In exchange for not using tape, the tape saturation plugin within Kontakt 5 is enabled, along with the regular saturation effect AND Tronsonic’s own tape and valve impulse response within the convolution reverb. This is all simultaneously activated with the ‘saturation’ button on the interface, and really makes a difference.
DCO for Tronto features
7 phase aligned waveforms from a legendary 1980s Japanese DCO analogue synth.
Recorded using vintage valve pre-amps without tape, for waveform precision.
A choice of 30 filters.
6 LFOs, two per section (oscillator, filter, amplifier).
2 global LFOs and an AHD envelope modulating each of the 6 LFOs.
36 variations of spring reverb.
Over 100 Presets (many with a ‘modular’ style sound).
Link synths with ‘Tronto’ in multi-mode for dual oscillators and control.
Unique tape ‘saturation’ button with custom tape/tube impulse response.
With tuned self-oscillation and extra fat sawtooth/square bass samples.
The sound library is available for the introductory price of £14.99 GBP.
Tronsonic has announced Micro packs, a new range of sample libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Tronsonic Detroit Hammond Mikcro pack for NI Kontakt.
These can be seen as extra ‘tape banks’, in the same way for example that the mellotron has it’s own range, though of course these are virtual (the original samples however have all been recorded to different varieties of tape at some point).
The interface enables full control over how ‘damaged’ you’d like the tape to sound, as well as how expressive the instrument is – having controls over velocity, velocity to filter cutoff and adsr envelopes.
There is a constantly running tape machine behind the scenes, with the ‘degrader’ allowing you precise control over how much you’d like the tape to be damaged, via volume, tone or pitch. The ‘warble’ generator is completely randomized, so no damage will ever sound the same, and can give you instant ‘Boards of Canada’ type sounds, should you wish.
Tronsonic Micro packs
Detroit Hammond – Moody damaged 7th chords from the Hammond m100.
Electric Harpsichord – Harpsichord preset from the Farfisa 110pro 1970′s portable organ.
DubDrum 141 – 16 variations of a beat from the Hammond auto-vari64 drum machine, dubbed out through 2 daisy-chained wem copicat tape delays. Tempo at 70.5/141 bpm.
The Micro packs are available to purchase for £1.99 GBP each.
Tronsonic has released Tronto, a tape saturated vintage polysynth sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt 5.
This instrument contains 9 different sets of samples – each spanning over 7 octaves (each set corresponding to the valve driven and tape saturated waveforms and noise generators – pre-filter). All notes seamlessly looped.
7 waveforms + pink and white noise from 1972 Synthesizer Oscillators.
Recorded with 50 year old valve pre-amps to vintage tape.
A choice of 30 filters.
6 LFOs, two per section (oscillator, filter, amplifier).
2 global LFOs and an AHD envelope modulating frequencies of each of the 6 LFOs.
4 varieties of spring reverb with 9 variations each.
185 instruments, 15 multis.
Unique ‘saturation’ button with custom tape/tube impulse response.
Choice of 3 interface colours.
Introduction of Tronto vintage polysynth for Kontakt 5.
Tronto for Kontakt is available to purchase for the introductory price of £14.99 GBP until October 1st, 2012 (50% off regular).
The Tronto library uses the same sound samples as Waveform72. Therefore, owners of Waveform72 can apply for a discount.