UVI releases Mello virtual instrument for UVI Workstation & MachFive

UVI Mello

UVI has announced the release of Mello, an authentic-sounding software recreation of the tape-based Mellotron instrument.

With Mello we’ve aimed to deliver a complete and authentic recreation of this prolific instrument. Dozens of original tapes were multi-sampled on 3 different machines in order to give you the best representation of each of the 28 available sounds. To capture the live experience the key noise and inner mechanical sounds were stereo recorded, including tape noise and key-off sounds, and are all mixable to taste.

To make Mello even more versatile we’ve added a few tricks of our own, including an analog-modeled tape delay, reverb, a custom unison mode to give you stereo sound without unwanted transposition or chorusing, a switchable multimode filter, a 3-band EQ and more.

Mello delivers a warm and buttery tone indistinguishable from the original and is, in every way we could make it, a perfect tribute to the quintessential studio instrument of the 60’s.

Mello features

  • Pristine and comprehensive sample library from 3 original machines.
  • Mixable key and mechanical noise for authentic experience.
  • Switchable keyboard range (original or extended).
  • Stereo modes including custom unison.
  • Switchable multimode filter with cutoff and resonance.
  • ADSR envelopes for amplitude and filter with velocity sensitivity.
  • 3-band EQ with sweepable mid frequency.
  • Built-in SparkVerb.
  • Analog-modeled tape delay.

UVI’s Twitter followers and Facebook fans can download Mello at no cost for the first three months (MSRP $99 USD). Requires iLok.

More information: UVI / Mello

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Native Instruments announces KOMPLETE 9 & KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE

Native Instruments Komplete 9

Native Instruments has announced the latest generation of the its industry-leading KOMPLETE instrument and effect bundles, including the all-new MONARK and BATTERY 4.

KOMPLETE 9 includes 33 instruments and effects with six new additions, including the brand-new MONARK monosynth, plus the completely redesigned BATTERY 4 drum sampler.

KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE includes all 65 current KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects at the time of release and over 370 GB of content. Each bundle now also features essential studio effects, delivering complete production solutions from initial idea to finished composition.

Notably, KOMPLETE 9 and KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE are available for the same prices as their predecessors.

The brand-new MONARK delivers the warm, organic sound of a classic analog monophonic synthesizer that has shaped four decades of popular music. Its smooth and natural sound is complimented by an intuitive, streamlined control panel that allows users to quickly dial in sounds and start creating music.

Native Instruments Monark
Monark virtual analog synthesizer plug-in for Reaktor / Reaktor Player.

Based on years of research, MONARK uses REAKTOR’s powerful modular DSP framework to faithfully recreate the interaction of complex analog circuits, including the behavior of the filter when overloaded, filter and oscillator drift, and snappy envelopes that make stabbing melodic lines and even punchy electronic drum sounds easy to create. The sound has been fine-tuned by ear by MONARK’s engineers to create a powerful mono synth with a level of richness and depth not previously found in software.

BATTERY 4 is a completely re-designed drum sampler delivering powerful contemporary drum programming options in a sleek, easy-to-use interface. It provides over 70 new and exclusive contemporary kits tailored to electronic and urban styles.

Native Instruments Battery 4
Native Instruments 21st century drum sampler: Battery 4.

All kits load with an adaptable color-coding system, providing instant visual recognition of their layout. Custom kits are quickly created with intuitive drag-and-drop actions. BATTERY 4 also features a number of new effects and effect enhancements: SOLID G EQ and SOLID BUS COMP from the SOLID MIX SERIES, TRANSIENT MASTER, plus tape saturation, LoFi, and a powerful convolution reverb. Users can create chains, re-order effects, and set up sidechaining with simple drag-and-drop actions. These features combine to deliver an advanced drum sampler with an instinctive workflow that aims to accelerate the creative process.

NI Komplete 9

Along with MONARK and BATTERY 4, KOMPLETE 9 adds a set of essential instruments and effects for the first time. Like all NI studio effects, the updated SOLID MIX SERIES now operates as stand-alone plug-ins in any DAW, giving users a complete studio effects suite for creating polished, release-ready productions. SESSION STRINGS is an easy-to-use contemporary string ensemble for quickly adding modern arrangements to all styles of music. THE GIANT delivers the immense sound of the world’s biggest upright piano, plus an additional cinematic mode perfect for atmospheric textures and soundscapes. The comprehensive bundle also features best-selling KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects such as the awardwinning KONTAKT 5, GUITAR RIG 5 PRO, and NI’s flagship modular synthesizer REAKTOR 5, powering the dynamic PRISM and SPARK. MASSIVE, FM8, and ABSYNTH 5 cover the complete spectrum of synthesis for any production task. KOMPLETE 9 also includes TRANSIENT MASTER, REFLEKTOR, THE FINGER, and TRAKTOR’S 12 for a complete production suite with powerful options for both studio and stage.

NI Komplete 9 Ultimate

KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE is NI’s all-inclusive production package with all 65 current KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects at the time of release, over 16,000 sounds, and 370 GB of content on a single USB hard drive for easy installation. This one-stop production suite features all products included in KOMPLETE 9, plus the REVERB CLASSICS and PREMIUM TUBE SERIES studio effects, the essential cinematic strings collection ACTION STRINGS, the playable horn section SESSION HORNS, and the Rickenbacker®-approved SCARBEE RICKENBACKER BASS. Also included are the epic DAMAGE industrial percussion instrument, the 11-piece SESSION STRINGS PRO ensemble, the futuristic RAZOR and SKANNER XT synthesizers, and many more. Providing world-class sound and ease of use for all producers, composers, musicians, and sound designers, KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE’s collection of premium instruments and effects redefines value in a bundle of this size.

KOMPLETE 9 and KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE also include an e-voucher worth $25 USD / 25 EUR, valid towards any KOMPLETE instrument or effect or MASCHINE Expansion at the NI Online Shop.

Native Instruments is offering nine lucky winners to win the new KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE bundle before its release. The competition takes place on the newly launched KOMPLETE Twitter Channel.

KOMPLETE 9 is available for pre-order at a suggested retail price of $559 USD /499 EUR. KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE is available for a suggested retail price of $1099 USD / 999 EUR. Updates for owners of KOMPLETE 2 through 8 are available from $149 USD / 149 EUR. Expected in-store date is March 27, 2013.

More information: Native Instruments / Komplete

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MassiveSynth releases 70 Free Massive Patches

MassiveSynth Free Massive Patches

MassiveSynth has released a demo pack featuring 70 Free Presets For NI Massive, including sounds for Drum & Bass, Deep House, Electro, Glitch Hop, and Minimal.

A Mega demo pack of 70 FREE NI Massive Presets from some of our most popular preset packs – yours free for the price of a single Tweet Or FB share.

Help us share the MassiveSynth love and get 70 awesome sounds to feed your NI Massive synth.

Presets included are for Drum & Bass, Minimal, Deep House, Glitch Hop, Techno, Electro and more!

The soundset is available as a “Pay with a Tweet or Facebook” download.

More information: MassiveSynth

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MrTheBigMan releases Free Reaktor Samplemaps

MrTheBigMan has released a number of samplemaps for Reaktor, the modular studio software by Native Instruments.

Reaktor has become a staple tool in the arsenal that is mrthebigman, both in part to the music I produce and also the sample-packs I create.

I am in the process now of creating the next sample-pack in the E}Loops series called ‘E}Loops : X1′.

In regard to this I spent most of last night creating a set of sample-maps for Reaktor so that I could use a good few samples from E}Drums : Kit Arsenal to create the loops that will be available in the release.

Reaktor Samplemaps

  • 6 separate samplemaps.
  • 32 Kick samples.
  • 34 Snare samples.
  • 28 HiHat samples.
  • 32 Tom samples.
  • 24 Abstrakt sounds over two maps.

The download is “pay by tweet”.

More information: MrTheBigMan

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Orange Tree Samples announces Weekly Holiday Freebies

Orange Tree Samples

Orange Tree Samples has announced it will be offering free Kontakt sample libraries through its social networks.

Starting today we’re sharing freebies every week of this holiday season through the Orange Tree Samples social networks.

Although it’s not a requirement in order to download the freebies, if you subscribe to the Orange Tree Samples page, you’ll get notification when each freebie is released, and be able to download them the moment they appear in your news feed.

Subscribing to Orange Tree Samples’ social networks is also a great way to meet other Orange Tree Samples fans, get feedback your music, ask questions, and so on. It’s also a great way to get inside information on upcoming Orange Tree Samples libraries, including sneak peeks at upcoming projects, behind-the-scenes photos, and much more.

We’re on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, so head over to one of these links now to download the first freebie!

More information: Orange Tree Samples

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