Plughugger has announced the release of UltraVirus, a sound expansion of 150 new sounds for the Spectrasonics Omnisphere aimed for modern dance music.
In the second installation of the Sound Expansion series for Omnisphere, Plughugger turn their focus to the mighty german synthesizer the Virus.
The Virus is quite possibly the most successful synthesizer in modern time. It was first released in 1997 and although there have been hardware updates since, they all build upon the same black-red synthesizer in 1997.
With Omnisphere you get a nice selection of 29 waveforms sampled from the Virus Indigo. The Indigo is the compact keyboard version of the of the Virus B, which many people regard as the best sounding Virus ever.
Thanks to the excellent sound design tools in Omnisphere Plughugger turned the waveforms of the Virus into something new entirely, and the final result was 100 new arpeggios, basses, plucks and pads designed to inspire modern dance music production.
As a bonus, there are 50 additional presets based on the excellent virtual analog oscillators in Omnisphere.
The sound library costs 9.90 EUR.
More information: Plughugger / UltraVirus
P5Audio has announced Techno Deep House, a soundset for the Virus TI2 synthesizer by Access Music.
Time to fall in love all over again with your Virus TI 2 synth, with 128 brand new custom designed patches. With a heavy emphasis on bass and lead sounds, these sounds cater to the Techno Deep House, Tech House, as well as Dubstep and Big Room producers.
Techno Deep House features
- 128 custom Techno Deep House, Tech House, Dubstep and Big Room style patches.
- Emphasis on lead and bass sounds.
- Provided in .MID file format, for quick and easy loading.
- Inspired by DJs Omid 16B, Christian Smith, Rob Acid and more.
The sample pack costs $11.99 USD.
More information: P5Audio / Techno Deep House for Virus TI2
Homegrown Sounds has announced the release of two soundsets for the Virus TI synthesizer from Access Music.
Astronomy for the Virus TI
This is a free collection of 64 Presets for the Virus TI (OS5). They are all ARP based patches covering a full range of styles from grinding Bass riffs to ethereal sequences using the full potential of the Virus TI. Each preset makes use of the 3 Assignable Knobs for transforming the patches in real-time as well as channel pressure(Aftertouch) and Mod Wheel. Knob 2 is always assigned to the Delay Amount.
Starburst for the Virus TI
Starbust TI is a new collection of hand crafted Pads/Textures for the Virus TI running OS5. If you think Eno, Budd, Japan, Sylvian, Boards of Canada that would plant you in the right musical hemisphere for where these sounds belong. They are full of motion and harmonic content. Whilst holding notes will deliver great pleasure from the landscape that unfolds, most are also designed to be used in a general musical context so that they are not limited to specialist genres.
Starburst costs $29.99 USD. It is currently available to purchase for $14.98 USD as part of the 50% off Holiday Sale. There is also a Lite Version available for free which includes 10 Presets from the collection.
More information: Homegrown Sounds
Homegrown Sounds has announced the release of Virus Kits, a collection of 150 hand crafted 32-bit sounds created with a Virus TI.
The Virus TI has a unique and powerful synth engine with it’s own sound character and has been fully utilized to synthesize each sound from scratch, creating a unique collection of Bass Drums, Snares, Hi-hats, Toms, Percussion and lots of one shot FX such as growls, wooshes and blips. Additionally there is also 12 Drum Kits for Battery and Kontakt 4/5 using these samples as well as 56 Child kits utilizing the Battery/Kontakt engine for instant gratification.
The WAVs can also be used with any software/hardware which can read WAVs and for convenience there are 16-bit versions, as well as 16-bit mono versions for hardware which has limited polyphony such as MPCs.
The files are delivered as a RAR which can simply be extracted to your Battery library folder and is available permanently on your personal downloads page as soon as the Paypal payment has been received.
The sample pack costs $29.99 USD. It is currently available to purchase for $14.98 USD as part of the extended 50% off sale on all plugins and sample packs.
More information: Homegrown Sounds / Virus Kits
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on Dec 04, 2012
MaxSynths has released a free collection of waveforms for use with Tone2′s RayBlaster software synthesizer for Windows and Mac.
The archive include two folders:
1. ElextraX filters (almost all, only the EQ filters has been excluded). The impulses has been sampled using a Saw waveform in Analog mode with the Amp Simulation on with different cutoff levels (see file names).
2. Waves sampled from hardware synths:
- Some analog waveforms from a DIY prototype
- Arp Avatar
- Some Blofeld waves
- Gakken SX-150
- Korg Z1
- Roland SH-201
- Siel Mono
- Some custom Virus waves
This archive includes also some filter types from Crisalys
The impulse responses sample pack is a free download at MaxSynths.
More information: MaxSynths (direct download) / RayBlaster
Fingerpushers has launched with the release of Infected, a sample-based instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Inspired by the Virus TI synthesizer, Infected aims to be a toolbox and source of inspiration for the modern producer. Infected captures ten major aspects of the Virus oscillators, covering everything from plastic plucks and supersaws to the most fundamental building blocks such as square and sawtooth.
With a focus on modern dance music, Infected was designed to be quick to use. There are no switching between pages or any hidden menus. What you see is what you get: a streamlined synthesizer meant for rapid creation of modern sounds.
The most creative part of Infected is the built-in sequencer, which was designed to help finding interesting sequences and musical phrases quickly.
Infected comes with 111 presets ranging from plucks and sequences to pads.
- 417 megabyte sound pool. The oscillators have been sampled in detail: almost every key with long loops.
- 111 presets (56 single presets and 55 multi sounds).
- All files in 44.1 kHz, 16 bit WAV format. Programmed for Kontakt 4.
The sample library is available to purchase for 19.90 EUR.
More information: Fingerpushers / Infected