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 $179 USD (ex VAT).
More information: u-he / Diva
Arksun-Sound has announced a New Year Sale, offering a 50% discount on its soundsets for Rob Papen BLUE, Lennar Digital Sylenth1, and u-he Zebra & DIVA.
Happy New Year to one and all!
Once again I’m putting on a half price sale on all synth soundsets from Jan 1st till the 14th.
Grab a bargain while you can.
The sale ends January 14th, 2014.
More information: Arksun-Sound
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Loopbased has announced the release of a Free Xmas presets for Zebra, a collection of free patches for the Zebra wireless modular synthesizer instrument by u-he.
Payam Tavakoli is back with another free pack – these are the free Xmas presets for u-he Zebra suitable for Ambient / Chillout / Cinematic / IDM.
Enjoy and my bests wishes for you in 2014.
The soundset is a free download at Loopbased.
Loopbased has also announced the availability of new sample packs by Loopboutique, Big Boy Audio, Pulsed Records, Liquid Loops and Big Citi Loops.
New at Loopbased
- CeeJay Trap Kit 2 (Loopboutique) – ‘CeeJay Trap Kit 2′ is the second installment in this series of great Trap Construction Kits created and produced exclusively for Loopboutique. These 11 awesome Trap Construction Kits give you everything you need.
- Everything Purple (Big Boy Audio) – ‘Everything Purple’ is a brand new release from Big Boy Audio. This Construction Kit pack is modelled after Rakim Mayers, better known by his stage name, A$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