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Posted in news
on Dec 30, 2013
Loopbased has announced the release of a Free Xmas presets for Zebra, a collection of free patches for the Zebra wireless modular synthesizer instrument by u-he.
Payam Tavakoli is back with another free pack – these are the free Xmas presets for u-he Zebra suitable for Ambient / Chillout / Cinematic / IDM.
Enjoy and my bests wishes for you in 2014.
The soundset is a free download at Loopbased.
Loopbased has also announced the availability of new sample packs by Loopboutique, Big Boy Audio, Pulsed Records, Liquid Loops and Big Citi Loops.
New at Loopbased
- CeeJay Trap Kit 2 (Loopboutique) – ‘CeeJay Trap Kit 2′ is the second installment in this series of great Trap Construction Kits created and produced exclusively for Loopboutique. These 11 awesome Trap Construction Kits give you everything you need.
- Everything Purple (Big Boy Audio) – ‘Everything Purple’ is a brand new release from Big Boy Audio. This Construction Kit pack is modelled after Rakim Mayers, better known by his stage name, A$AP Rocky, an American rapper from Harlem, New York City.
- Future Sound Of Pop Music Vol 9 (Pulsed Records) – ‘Future Sound Of Pop Music Vol 9′ features eight high quality Construction Kits, designed by Pulsed Records’ studio master, Oscitone. Suitable for Techno, Electro, Dubstep, Dance, Funk and much more.
- Crash Trap (Liquid Loops) – ‘Crash Trap’ is brining you that crash energy that you are looking for. This high quality pack from Liquid Loops is inspired by Jay Z, 2 Chainz. Waka Flaka, French Montana, Young Jezzy, Lil Wayne, and much more.
- Mr. J (Big Citi Loops) – ‘Mr. J’ is heavily influenced by Rap and Hip Hop sensation artist, Jay-Z. With some of the wittiest sounds and unique music, what stands out about this pack is the same thing that stands out about Jay-Z – creativity.
- Smashing Dubstep Vol 7 (Pulsed Reocrds) – ‘Smashing Dubstep Vol 7′ from Pulsed Records features seven Construction Kits ofinfectious grooves, insane sounds, quirky leads, heavy basslines, and more. Recorded in 24-Bit WAV, these Kits are ready to drag and drop into your DAW.
- Pop Rock Tunes (Big Boy Audio) – ‘Pop Rock Tunes’ from Big Boy Audio presents you with Modern Pop loops that are making a buzz in the entire industry. These electric, high energy Dance/Pop loops have taken their inspiration from Pop superstars like Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus …
- Mr. West (Big Citi Loops) – ‘Mr. West’ is quickly becoming a classic Construction Kit set. Heavily influenced by Rap and Hip Hop sensation, Kayne West and with some of the wittiest sounds and unique music.
- Future Sound Of Pop Music Vol 8 (Pulsed Records) – ‘Future Sound Of Pop Music Vol 8′ is the eighth part of this best-selling series featuring heavily twisted and modulated loops. Organised into seven high quality Construction Kits, to help producers stand out with distinctive sound design.
The packs are available to purchase at a 25% discount until January 2nd, 2014.
More information: Loopbased
Dandelion Audio has announced Musings, a soundset for the Diva virtual analog synthesizer instrument by u-he.
It contains 180 presets. There are a variety of pads, plucks, keys, noises, ambient drones and a few fx and bass sounds. About 50 of them are variations of others. The soundset makes ample use of the new Diva 1.3 modules… the Digital Oscillator and the ‘Uhbie’ Filter.
While I put the presets into categories, many of them could be in other ones and do not fit an easy description. I would describe the overall tone as moody, dark and noisily ambient with bright rays of light streaming through.
The soundset is available to purchase for the introductory price of $19 USD until December 31st, 2013 (regular $24 USD).
More information: Dandelion Audio / Musings
Arte Nuovo has launched a Christmas Sale, offering up to 30% off its soundsets for the Zebra wireless modular synthesizer by u-he and Reveal Sound’s Spire synthesizer instrument.
Arte Nuovo soundset
- e-motion for Reveal Sound Spire, a soundset filled with 128 wonderful, emotional, evolving, from deep & warm to icy thin, out of the box production ready pads. Additional sounds include a variety of really useful keys, bass and lead, plucked instruments and drum sounds.
- Padsheaven for u-he Zebra features 96 expressive, evolving, moving synth pads, both uplifting, light and airy as well as warm, deep, dramatic mysterious and icy, and 32 carefully selected keys, leads, plucked instruments, drums & basses.
- Padsheaven 2 for u-he Zebra is the continuation of the successful padsheaven, a brand new collection of lyrical, dramatic pads, effects and soundscapes and much more from a multiple golden and platinum record owner composer.
Individual soundsets are on sale for $20 USD each (regular $25 USD), the bundle of Padsheaven and Padsheaven 2 is $35 USD (regular $45 USD). The sale ends January 5th, 2014.
More information: Arte Nuovo
Luftrum has announced an update to its Luftrum 9 soundset for the Diva virtual analog synthesizer by u-he.
All arpeggios in Luftrum 9 are now assigned to the integrated arpeggiator in DIVA and included are 10 extra variations of some chosen Arp presets, so Luftrum 9 now contains 74 presets in total.
The new update of Luftrum 9 is sent out to all customers.
Luftrum 9 features
- 74 presets ranging from smooth ambients pads to gentle arpeggios, berlin school sequences and synth emulations inspired by Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, Royksopp and Jean Michel Jarre.
- 21 Ambient Pads.
- 19 Arpeggios + 10 variations.
- 15 Synths.
- 4 Soundscapes.
- 3 Sound Effects.
- 2 Strings.
- All arpeggios are assigned to the arpeggiator in DIVA v1.3.
The soundset costs $23 USD. Until December 31st, 2013, a 50% discount code can be found on the Luftrum website.
More information: Luftrum / Luftrum 9
Blue-eyed Blond Ape has released Global Communication Noise, a collection of 128 patches for the Zebra wireless modular synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac by u-he.
This Zebra2 soundbank is suitable for all kinds of electronic music, all presets have mod-wheel assignments and most have basic x/y axis assignments too.
With this bank you get 128 presets and as a bonus you get about 40+ preset variations.
The soundset is available to purchase for $20 USD.
More information: Blue-eyed Blond Ape / Global Communication Noise
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Posted in news
on Dec 09, 2013
u-he has announced the release of version 1.3 of its Diva virtual analog synthesizer plug-in for Windows and Mac.
u-he DIVA – Dinosaur Impersonating Virtual Analogue Synthesizer.
This free update expands Diva’s sonic palette with the most requested modules since Diva’s introduction two years ago:
- The Uhbie, a filter modeled after a famous analogue multimode VCF. Our take on this morphs from lowpass to highpass via your choice of notch or bandpass.
- The Digital Osc, a dual oscillator with a flexible feature set reminiscent of the synthesizer that started the hardware VA revolution in the 90ies. Not only have we covered its typical waveforms such as the original Super Saw, Feedback and TriangleMod, we even gave both oscillators the full feature set! (we also sneaked in a high quality mode with less aliasing)
- An Arpeggiator! – Not to be mistaken with the recent crop of sequencers that also arpeggiate, this one pays tribute to good old analogue style arpeggiators, including some of the lesser known modes such as the “Leap” mode found in rare monophonic synths.
Other changes in Diva v1.3
- 60 new factory presets using the new modules.
- AAX support for Pro Tools 10/11!
- Vastly accelerated GUI opening.
- Many little niggles fixed.
Diva for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $179 USD (excl. VAT).
More information: u-he / Diva
u-he has announced version 2.7 of Zebra, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the wireless modular synthesizer for Windows and Mac.
u-he Zebra 2.7 – the 10th anniversary edition comes with now less than 100 new presets by Howard Scarr.
It was December 2003 when Zebra 1.0 was released, and we’re celebrating this anniversary with
- a new Distortion module
- Howard’s anniversary soundset
- AAX support for Pro Tools 10 & 11
- all packaged nicely in a free upgrade to Version 2.7!
Changes in Zebra v2.7
- AAX support for Pro Tools 10 & 11.
- Parameter locking feature, e.g. lock microtuning when browsing presets.
- Improved installers.
- Zebralette no longer displays “enter serial number”.
- … and many more minor bugs and niggles fixed!
Zebra for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available to purchase for $199 USD (excl. VAT).
More information: u-he / Zebra
Blue-eyed Blond Ape has announced Rezo, a soundset for the Diva virtual analog synthesizer by u-he.
This soundbank is suitable for all kinds of electronic music you can think of and more.
There are 400 presets for new Digital Oscillator and Uhbie modules, plus 100 variations and besides that you get a bonus of 139 presets for older modules.
All presets for new modules have mod-wheel assignments and all “Bass” presets for older modules also have MW assignments. For your convenience a set is separated into two folders, one for new Diva modules and one for older modules.
The soundset is available to purchase for $30 USD.
More information: Blue-eyed Blond Ape / Rezo