Novation has announced that its MiniNova hardware synthesizer is now available.
MiniNova has the same incredibly powerful sound engine and synth effects as the Novation UltraNova which means it is capable of creating dirty-fat bass synth sounds, soaring leads, lush pads and vintage synth sounds.
MiniNova is a compact, super-cool studio and live synth with the same sound engine as its big brother; UltraNova.
It comes with 256 incredible onboard sounds that you can tweak with five knobs, or totally warp with eight ‘animate’ buttons. It has up to 18 voices with as many as five synth effects on each sound.
MiniNova also has an onboard VocalTune™ effect as well as a classic vocoder so you can recreate iconic vocal sounds from hip hop, urban and electronic music.
Hugely powerful micro synth with UltraNova’s sound engine.
Brand new VocalTune™ and classic vocoder effects.
Live synth: tweak and warp your sounds in realtime.
Korg has announced its upcoming MicroKorg XL+ synthesizer and vocoder.
With its unmistakably unique exterior and its inimitable sound, the MicroKorg set the standard for analog modeling synthesizers. The year 2008 saw the introduction of the MicroKorg XL, which inherited the MicroKorg ‘s fat and powerful sounds, while adding keyboard staples such as electric piano and CX-3 organ.
And now, in the next evolutionary step, the MicroKorg XL+ delivers a fresh update to the sounds and look of the MicroKorg XL, making it an ideal compact keyboard.
MICRO MAKEOVERS! The all-new MicroKorg XL + is also getting all decked out in limited edition colors for the 10th Anniversary of Micro. Get your hands on an eye-catching black/red or all-black model before they’re all gone. Available through select retailers late November.
MicroKorg XL+ features
Even more vintage sounds, including the KORG SGproX piano, M1 and VOX organs and well-known “Tape” instruments.
New program genre selector that reflects the current musical scene.
New yet nostalgic – black panel “new vintage” design.
Featuring MMT – the distillation of Korg’s analog modeling technology.
Vocoder with included gooseneck microphone.
A powerful Kaoss effects engine – the kind of effects that you would expect from Korg.
Korg’s proprietary Natural Touch mini-keyboard, designed with an emphasis on playability.
Battery powered operation is supported for increased portability.
The microKORG XL+ will be available in October 2012, priced at RPP £339.99 ex VAT. The limited edition 10th Anniversary models are scheduled for November.
Tone2 has released Vocaloid Soundset, a new soundset for the ElectraX software synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
Ever wanted to hear your synth growl like a wild animal or sing like a choir of angels? Look no further, Vocaloid offer the best selection of presets with a clear focus on vocal and formant sounds.
Packed full of vocal pads, vocoders, rhythmical sections, human beatboxes and sound effects, Vocaloid shows the versatility of ElectraX’s powerful wavetable synthesis and sampler features.
Over 240 individual presets with new wavetables and samples, each created by professional sound designers to inspire and fill your vocal effect section with new ideas, from an ambient choir to a nasty growl, the Vocaloid soundset unleashes the true power of ElectraX.
Vocaloid Soundset features
240 presets, contains both synthesized and resynthesized material incorporating 200 MB of new sample content, due to its multi-layer and complex patch setup the complete soundset features a total of 400+ sounds.
All voices are properly tuned and many sounds automatically sync to the BPM rate for a comfortable and fast production.
Hand-picked selection of sounds created by a large number of professional sounddesigners: Ed Ten Eyck, Marco Scherer, Massimo Bosco, Aiyn Zahev, Jay Levzi, Stephen Krajewski, Markus Feil (Tone2), Bastiaan van Noord (Tone2).
Vocal sample credits: Scott Yahney, Ed ten Eyck (EDT), Marjorie van Noord (BN).
The soundset for ElectraX is available to purchase for 49 EUR inc. VAT.
Novation has introduced its new MiniNova synthesizer.
MiniNova is a compact, super-cool studio and live synth with the same sound engine as its big brother; UltraNova. It comes with 256 incredible onboard sounds that you can tweak with five knobs, or totally warp with eight ‘animate’ buttons. It has up to 18 voices with as many as five synth effects on each sound. MiniNova also has an onboard VocalTune™ effect as well as a classic vocoder so you can recreate iconic vocal sounds from hip hop, urban and electronic music.
Novation’s MiniNova is the latest in the ‘nova’ range of synths dating back to the legendary Supernova series. It has the same incredibly powerful sound engine and synth effects as the Novation UltraNova.
Hugely powerful micro synth with UltraNova’s sound engine
MiniNova has Novation’s signature Nova-series synth-engine onboard, capable of creating and editing massive sounds with up to 18 voices and powerful effects.
Brand new VocalTune™ and classic vocoder effects
The VocalTune function can recreate iconic urban and hip hop vocal sounds, as well as classic house and techno voice effects with the onboard vocoder.
Live synth: tweak and warp your sounds in realtime
8 animate buttons enable you to warp and twist sounds in realtime alongside a dedicated filter knob, 4 further editing knobs and oversized pitch and modulation wheels.
256 awesome onboards sounds – instantly searchable
Instantly find the sound you need by type or musical genre, from bass to pad, hip hop to house. Save and store another 128 of your own sounds too.
Layer up to 5 effects per voice
MiniNova can add up to 5 effects to each voice including distortion, reverb, chorus/phase, delay, compressor, EQ and Novation’s own gator ‘stutter’ effect.
Comes with editing software and a software patch librarian
A free software editor allows full editing of the synth and effects, the Patch Librarian enables storage of as many of your own sounds – or the free soundpacks – as you want.
Run guitars and other instruments though the vocoder, VocalTune and effects
There is a line input into which you can plug a guitar, bass or any other instrument which can then be routed through the effects engine or the vocal effects.
Free soundpacks including vintage synth and bass synth sounds
Download free soundpacks for MiniNova and UltraNova which have been created by eminent artists and sound designers including Chuckie, Daniel Fisher and more…
37 key controller keyboard with MIDI I/O
MiniNova is also a great compact desktop keyboard for triggering software instruments. It has physical MIDI i/o ports for triggering other external sound modules – or connecting to a larger keyboard.
The MiniNova is available to pre-order at selected stores, priced £299.99 GBP inc VAT.
MeldaProduction has announced the release of MVocoder, a vocoder effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
MVocoder is a true analog filter based vocoder, which supports up to 100 bands, up to order-10 filters, band matrix, band distribution & resonance graphs, morphing and other special vocoding modes and much more.
MVocoder is a unique tool optimized to be easy to use, but incredibly versatile for those who want to be really creative. Instead of having an integrated synth, MVocoder supports external side-chain, so you can feed in any source and let the plugin do its magic.
Continuously adjustable oscillator shape.
4 global modulators.
M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing.
Automatic gain compensation (AGC).
Adjustable up-sampling 1x-16x.
Extremely advanced and easy-to-use user interface.
MIDI controllers with MIDI learn.
Very fast, optimized for SSE and SSE2 processors.
Global preset management and online preset exchange.
Supports VST, VST3 and AU interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit.
MeldaProduction’s plugins have also been updated to version 7.01, which upgrades MIDI controllers and analyzers, adds phase controller for oscillators, optimizes MMultiBandGranular and more.
MVocoder is available for the introductory price of 10 EUR/$12 USD (regular 30 EUR). The plugin is free for MTotalBundle and MCreativeBundle users.
TubeOhm Instruments has announced its Vocoder-II vocoder effect plug-in for Windows.
The TubeOhm Vocoder-II has been designed to be very easy to use. It offers a multitude of different effects: Formant Effects, Voice Disguisers, Vocoder Effects, Robot Voices, Talking Instruments, Synthesizer Effects.
Vocoder-II v1.19 uses 50+% less CPU compared to v1.18, without changes in sound quality.
17 bank vocoder.
External inputs analysis/synthesis.
Voice pitch to synthesizer.
Compressor for analysis signal.
Built-in analysis sampler.
Effects unit with chorus and delay.
12/24dB analysis and 12/24dB synthesis filter.
Resonance for all filters.
User mode, adjust the complete filter bank.
The Vocoder-II is available to purchase for 49 EUR. Existing TubeOhm users pay 39 EUR.
VirSyn has released iVoxel 2 for Mac, a completely revised version of the “singing vocoder”.
iVoxel is not only an amazingly sounding vocoder – the unique concept of iVoxel turns this vocoder into a singing machine.
iVoxel is a combination of a voice optimized synthesizer and a vocoder. The vocoder part is based on the Matrix vocoder from VirSyn used by many famous artists – one of them the well known german group Kraftwerk. The channel filters used by iVoxel are based on the Sennheiser Vocoder VSM201 resulting in a rich and fat analogue sound characteristic.
The pitch follower and automatic tuning let you sing correct to a selectable scale.
Changes in iVoxel 2 for Mac
Realtime pitch following.
Automatic tuning correction to selectable scale.
Improved sound quality with analog oscillators.
Convert audio files to Voxel.
New user interface.
Sandboxed app for your security.
iVoxel 2 for Mac is available to purchase for $23.99 USD.