123Creative has announced the release of Kashmir Sitar, a guitar to sitar effect plug-in developed in cooperation with G-Sonique engineers.
Have you ever dreamed about real sitar? Mythical oriental instruments, quite expensive and difficult to play. If you are guitar player, you can easy convert your guitar to realistic sounding Sitar, real time!
G-Sonique Kashmir Sitar is virtual guitar to sitar VST plugin / stompbox developed to convert your guitar into sitar, it include complex algorithms (like sympathetic resonances simulation) to emulate realistic sound of Sitar.
Of course you can use Kasmir Sitar with almost any instrument to create oriental atmosphere of your tracks, not only guitar.
Kashmir Sitar features
- Accent knob – add more intensive sound of sitar strings.
- Resonance knob – add sympathetic resonance.
- Spirit knob – from flat sound of sitar to wide and spiritual sound of sitar known from oriental stories.
- Echo knob – Type of echo from short to long echo / Reverb to add mystical atmosphere.
- Echo mix – amount of echo effect.
- Dry/Wet – Overall amount of Sitar effect.
The VST plug-in for Windows is available to purchase for the introductory price of 15.92 EUR (regular 19.90 EUR).
More information: 123Creative / Kashmir Sitar
Roazhon DSP has released version 0.86 (beta) of BrainStormer, a free virtual analog synthesizer instrument for Windows.
BrainStormer is a freeware virtual analog synthesizer.
As a programmer and producer, I always wanted to combine my two passions and create a synthesizer to understand the inner workings and challenges of such a beast. I started the BrainStormer on my free time in 2012, focusing on sound quality and synthesis capabilities.
Changes in BrainStormer v0.86
- Fixed sound issues and missed MIDI events in FL, Reaper, savi-host and probably other DAWs without having to change some audio buffer settings.
- Fixed wrong discrete parameters saving/loading (like OSC octave and detune).
- Fixed wrong list string displaying after loading a saved preset.
- Fixed 2 checked list entries after loading a preset.
- Fixed run time audio size buffer changes that make the synth unstable on some hosts just after initialization phase (Sonar, savi-host and probably other DAWs).
- Fixed stuck notes with piano roll editor on Sonar and Energy XT2.
- Fixed note off events sometimes not handled.
- Inverted OSC3 FM source mix between OSC1 and OSC2.
- Fixed LFO sync rate that was 4 times too much faster.
- Changed minimum ENV release time to 5 ms.
BrainStormer is freeware for Windows (VST).
More information: Roazhon DSP
Xen-Arts has launched Xen-FMTS 2, a free synthesizer instrument for Windows.
Xen-FMTS 2 is a 4 Operator FM Synthesis VSTi with a specialized set of features for computer musicians interested in exploring the vast expressive possibilities of making music with alternative intonation systems.
It is a freeware 32-bit plugin instrument for Windows that includes 115 patches, 55 microtunings and 56 partials files.
The plug-in is a free download at Xen-Arts.
More information: Xen-Arts / Xen-FMTS 2
Humanoid Sound Systems has announced that a free copy of ENZYME CM is available in the latest issue of Computer Music magazine.
The current issue of Computer Music Magazine (issue 202) has ENZYME CM featured on the cover disk. This is a free version of ENZYME, specially developed for CM magazine readers, which contains 50 presets, full ENZYME synthesis engine and a free bonus bank available if you pop on over and ‘like’ us on Facebook!
AND that’s not all……. there is also a special discount code for CM readers to use when purchasing the full version of ENZYME!
Ready to grab your copy of the mag? It’s available in both paper and digital formats and some of the options even let you have it for free……Can your day get any better?
So…… follow the linky links, Grab your copy of the magazine, download your free version and get creating……Simples!
Computer Music 202 is now available to purchase from Apple Newsstand, Google Play, Zinio, and as a print edition.
More information: Humanoid Sound Systems / Computer Music 202
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on Feb 26, 2014
MeterPlugs has announced that its audio plugins are now compatible with Pro Tools. The plugins, K-Meter and LCAST Loudness Meter, were previously available in Audio Unit and VST 2.4 formats for Mac and Windows. Now users can download AAX versions of the plugins for use with Pro Tools 10.3.6 or greater. The update is free for existing users.
K-Meter and LCAST help you take loudness and true-peak measurements. K-Meter is built around Bob Katz’s K-System, an integrated metering and monitoring system that helps you target commonly used loudness levels in a variety of genres. It stands in opposition to the hyper-compressed recordings of the loudness wars era. Instead of focusing on maximizing peak levels, K-Meter places emphasis on dynamic range and sensible loudness levels.
LCAST helps you ensure that your audio is broadcast-ready. It is aimed at content creators who need to comply with precise loudness and peak level requirements. It includes presets for North American broadcasters (ATSC A/85), European broadcasters (EBU R128) and more. LCAST features a graphical history view of integrated, short-term and momentary loudness levels. You can pan and zoom the view to isolate areas of interest and make comparisons.
Both plugins are available for Mac and Windows in 32/64-bit Audio Unit, VST 2.4 and AAX formats. K-Meter costs $49 USD, LCAST Stereo is $199 USD and LCAST Surround is $399 USD.
More information: MeterPlugs
Sound Magic has released version 1.5 of its Piano One for Mac, a free virtual piano instrument.
The Sound of Piano One comes from the Yamaha C7 concert grand, a true workhorse in the professional piano world, appearing on famous concert stages, in international competitions and in prestigious music events throughout the world.
Changes in Piano One v1.5 for Mac
- Improved polyphony numbers.
- Supports newest OSX Version.
- Better reverb settings.
- Improved CPU usage.
- Many minor fixes.
The plug-in is available to download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) at no cost.
More information: Sound Magic / Piano One
TubeOhm has released M-Phasewave, a free monophonic version of the Phasewave phase distortion synthesizer instrument plug-in for Windows.
M-Phasewave comes with 64 sounds, two arps and an effects section with chorus, delay and reverb.
A second soundbank with 128 new sounds for Phasewave (the polyphonic commercial version of this synth) is also available now.
M-Phasewave for Windows (VST) is available to download as freeware.
More information: TubeOhm / Phasewave
Audio Damage has released version 1.2.0 of Tattoo, the drum & percussion synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
With twelve voices inspired by the famous X0X series of analog drum machines and an internal sequencer that is second to none, Tattoo makes an excellent addition to the arsenal for any electronic music producer.
Changes in Tattoo v1.2.0
- Fix for a graphics bug that was causing crashes when the UI was opened in Logic X and Bitwig Studio (and possibly other OS X hosts).
- DRM removed.
- Digitally signed installers.
Tattoo for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $59 USD.
More information: Audio Damage / Tattoo