UVI updates Sparkverb to v1.1

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UVI has released version 1.1 of the Sparkverb algorithmic reverb plug-in for Windows and Mac.

UVI Sparkverb v1.1

With a cutting-edge algorithmic design, Sparkverb breaks the boundaries of contemporary reverbs giving users modern and innovative controls that dramatically enhance usability, speed and creative freedom while delivering breathtaking sound quality and remarkable CPU efficiency.

Changes in Sparkverb v1.1

  • Added Quad support.
  • Added Pre-delay parameter.
  • Better interaction with REAPER, requires latest REAPER version that supports setSpeakerArrangement.
  • Fix crash in Cubase when quitting and using surround setups.

Sparkverb for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available for purchase for $199 USD. The update is free for current Sparkverb users.

More information: UVI / Sparkverb

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Virharmonic launches Winter Madness with sale & Violin Freebie

Virharmonic has launched Winter Madness, a limited time sale on its virtual instrument libraries.

Virharmonic Winter Madness

We have prepared promotional pricing for the upcoming 12 days and the special pricing will last till the end of 24th December.

We are also proud to announce our upcoming series called Soul Capture. This series is the largest project we have ever undertaken and we can’t wait to share more with you, but to prevent an injury from the overwhelming anticipation, we are providing a Violin Freebie to settle the nerves. Violin Freebie is now available on our product page and it is completely free – just add to cart and process like a normal order with the main difference of not needing your credit card.

2015 will bring more updates to our Choral Series and the launch of Soul Capture series and we believe that it will be a very exciting Year.

The sale ends December 24th, 2014.

More information: Virharmonic

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Gospelmusicians releases TGX-85 eXpansion for PSP

Gospelmusicians TGX-85

Gospelmusicians has launched TGX-85, a Yamaha SY-85/TG-500 virtual instrument library eXpansion for Pure Synth Platinum.

In keeping with the amazing structure of as PSP, we have included ALL of the raw waveforms from the actual hardware, including the old school drum kits. You get 4-oscillators in which to combine your patches as well as two filters, and two LFOs of which are not offered on the hardware. The arp can be global or per oscillator as well as global and per oscillator effects, depending on the template you choose. In many ways the TGX-85 rivals that of the actual hardware, because of the added modulation sources, the number of effects, and greater polyphony. The goal of the TGX-85 is to virtually put the feeling of the hardware right into your hands.

The Yamaha SY-85 was the first digital synthesizer I ever owned. At the time, I felt that it wasn’t up to par with any of the other synths out at the time. I remember I couldn’t wait until I saved enough money to replace it. Boy was I wrong! Now listening to the sounds some years later, I realized that this was one of the most forgotten synths, especially for pads and synths. Now we have a slew of VST effects, and racks trying to mimic the good ol’ digital sound of the 90’s, because those sounds were so raw and grimy. This is what I didn’t appreciate back then from the good old SY-85. The SY/TG is best known for it’s spacious and lush pads; moog-like synth bass, vintage analog brass sounds, very realistic solo strings, the absolute best dance/house piano, and an overall amazing 90’s pop feel.

The raw digital/gritty sound makes it sound very unique and special. The synth brass, synth bass, pads, and raw waveforms are very unique and make for some very dirty, digital, and analog sounding pads and synths. The best part is that we feel that M5/UVI has some of the best effects out of any VST, so combing both makes for an amazing virtual emulation. You take those raw low-fi digital samples and you combine them with modern filters and effects, and you get this reminiscent digital synth with an edge.

The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD (regular $149.99 USD).

More information: Gospelmusicians / TGX-85

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PSound intros Vintage Accordion for UVI Workstation

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PSound has announced Vintage Accordion, a new virtual instrument based on a vintage Italian accordion made in Castelfidardo in the 60’s.

PSound Vintage Accordion

To realized it I made a deep study about its special sound. I love that sound and all its expressive variations! To capture its soul I worked with amazing technical tools (from microphones to sound card, from editing software to developement system)!

I recorded, edited and looped almost 1300 waveforms for a total of 2GB of memory storage. All samples are perfectly looped. I recorded all the registers of my accordion, all the keys for 4 velocity layers and 2 round robin.

I adopted a filter to simulate the harmonic variation of sounds during its dynamic range. I separately recorded the key-on and key-off noises for a more realistic sound! Now I can tell: “Yes! This is its real sound!”.

The library will be available for purchase soon, priced at 119 EUR.

More information: PSound

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Virharmonic launches Black Friday Sale

Virharmonic has announced its first Black Friday Sale, offering discounts on its choral sample libraries for UVI Workstation.

Virharmonic Black Friday Sale

From Now until 30th November, Virharmonic is offering its Choral Bundle at $599 saving $300 off all our choirs combined. That’s a full word building adult choir, boys choir, young mens choir, four adult soloists and one boy soloist.

Also individually…

Soloists of Prague – $50 saving – Four Word Building Adult soloists from the Prague Philharmonic Choir.

Voices of Prague – $100 saving – Word Building Adult Choir from the Prague Philharmonic Choir.

The sale ends November 30th, 2014.

More information: Virharmonic

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