Aiyn Zahev has announced Transitions Vol.2 – Age of the Dinosaurs, an upcoming soundset for the Diva virtual analog synthesizer by u-he.
In by-gone ages Dinosaurs roamed the earth, giants dominated the sea, and analog synthesizers ruled supreme. In that time there was primitive music, existing in the ebb and flow of primitive life.
Today, we dust off our virtual analog circuits, break out of our tedious habits and get inspired by the sounds of Diva.
The soundset is expected to be released next week.
More information: Aiyn Zahev
Mabelton Audio has announced U-HE DIVA – Ableton Push Integration Pack, an instant way to use u-he’s Diva virtual analog synthesizer from inside Ableton’s Push controller.
The DIVA Integration Pack will allow you to:
- Find DIVA and all its factory presets inside your Push menu
- Browse through all 1,437 of the factory presets from Push’s screen (latest version of DIVA, 1,437 presets)
- Load up any of the presets from Push
- Control the knobs and sliders on DIVA using Push’s knobs (and record your tweaks using Ableton’s automation function)
- NB Push allows for 99% of DIVA’s parameters to be controlled
There are 1,437 preset racks in this package, each with 16 banks of 8 mapped macros.(Preset categories: local, bass, lead, polysynth, dreamsynth, percussives, rhythmic, effects, templates, Big Tone Eco, Brontoscorpio, Fernando’s Hardware Factory, Ingo Weidner, Mcnoone, Mr Wobble, Sjoerd Van Geffen, Tasmodia, Treasure Trove)
The Ableton Push Integration Pack for Diva costs £4.99 GBP.
More information: Mabelton Audio / Diva Ableton Push Integration Pack
Corin Neff has announced the release of Project Xebra, a soundset for the Zebra wireless modular synthesizer instrument by u-he.
Project Xebra is a collection of experimental soundscapes, bizarre percussion, and glitchy, gritty, cinematic sequences.
To boot, it’s got some bread-and-butter synth patches, some experimental basses, a few mallet sounds, and some nature based soundscapes that are quite complimentary to the rest of the collection.
Project Xebra features
- 102 patches for u-he Zebra.
- Includes 6 Animal soundscapes, 12 Basses, 12 Drums, 4 Mallets, 24 Sequences, 32 Soundscapes, 12 Synths.
- Requires Zebra 2.7.0 or higher.
The soundset is available to purchase for $20 USD.
More information: Corin Neff / Project Xebra
Bronto Scorpio Music has launched Dimensions, a collection of 64 patches for the Diva virtual analog synthesizer by u-he.
This soundset makes use of all the new features of version 1.3 and pushes them to their limits. The goal was to take the limited structure of Diva and get the most out of it using various little tricks.
The result is 64 new patches, which range from classic synth to more modern, futuristic and even somewhat experimental sounds.
All of these new patches are very detailed and use all the features of Diva to “maximise” them as much as possible.
The soundset is available to purchase for 10 EUR. A free demo pack with 10 presets can be downloaded from the product page.
More information: Bronto Scorpio / Dimensions
Vintage Synth Pads has announced The Ambient Zebra, a new collection of presets for the Zebra 2 synthesizer instrument by u-he.
The concept is presets that are %100 suited for Ambient Music, Film/Soundtrack, Game Design, Chill Out, etc. This collection includes 100 new presets for Zebra 2.
This collection had been on the stove for some time and is almost done, many audio examples are available. It is our third release for Zebra 2.
The soundset will be available on February 7th, 2014, priced at $24.95 USD. A pre-order is available at a 25% discount, use coupon code ambient at checkout.
More information: Vintage Synth Pads / The Ambient Zebra
ADSR Sounds has introduced Zebra – Oscillators & Envelopes Masterclass, a new video course by Jorgalad for u-he’s Zebra virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
There is a great deal of information out there about synthesis with Zebra and if you really want to be a master at your game you have to start at the start.
In this 15 video course (over 180 mins worth) for U-HE Zebra you will get a full in-depth overview of Zebra’s oscillators and envelopes.
This doesn’t mean your sounds are going to be basic as well, in fact with just these two components you can do a lot more than you would think! You will learn to create a wide variety of sounds from beautiful leads and pads to crazy deep bass and reeses.
Zebra – Oscillators & Envelopes Masterclass features
- 3 hours of instructional video content presented in 12 modules.
- In-depth explanation of Zebra’s oscillators from the basics of routing and phasing through to wave editors, stacking and key-scaling
- Advanced envelopes, tame your sounds with instruction on ADSR as well as how to loop envelopes and making different envelope curves/slopes.
- Practical examples of how to apply the theories to making sounds.
The Zebra – Oscillators & Envelopes Masterclass costs $27 USD.
Rekkerd.org readers receive a 25% discount by using coupon code REKKERDZEBRA1 at checkout. This offer ends January 26th, 2014.
More information: ADSR Sounds / Zebra – Oscillators & Envelopes
u-he has released a hotfix update for its Diva virtual analog synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
Unfortunately we forgot to take out a beta expiration check from our Diva 1.3 development. So from today (January 11th) Diva 1.3.0 and recent betas show “this demo expired” on top of its normal use interface.
We’re very sorry for this glitch. Fixed versions for Mac and Windows are now available:
Diva 1.3.1 Win (rev 2165)
Diva 1.3.1 Mac (rev 2165)
As always, just download and install over your existing version. This fixes the glitch. It also brings back preset navigation with cursor keys, GUI updates when changing presets in AAX and a few other fixes that happend during recent weeks.
Diva for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available to purchase for $179 USD (ex VAT).
More information: u-he / Diva
Arksun-Sound has announced a New Year Sale, offering a 50% discount on its soundsets for Rob Papen BLUE, Lennar Digital Sylenth1, and u-he Zebra & DIVA.
Happy New Year to one and all!
Once again I’m putting on a half price sale on all synth soundsets from Jan 1st till the 14th.
Grab a bargain while you can.
The sale ends January 14th, 2014.
More information: Arksun-Sound