Waldorf has released Alien Vanguard, a soundset for the Waldorf Blofeld by HG Fortune and Dimitri Schkoda.
The Waldorf Blofeld is versatile little monster and a highly suitable candidate to profit from some very special HGF waves in order to push it deeper into outer space with soundscapes and athmospheres. In some way you have a HGFortune hardware synth then, or, to put it precisely a hardware synth with the special HGFortune sound. Accordingly the soundset features mostly patches for ambient, soundscapes, textures and athmospherics, but also some other goodies like classic synthstuff e.g. for typical sequencer sounds. Thus the soundset makes it easy to do some e.g. classic TD style and related music.
Alien Vanguard features
2 patchbanks with 128 patches each:
AlienVanguard HGF-Bank-*.mid by HG Fortune.
AlienVanguard ID-Bank-*.mid by Dimitri Schkoda.
86 wave programs in 5 genres:
Cpl – complex i.e. mostly layered sounds.
Scp – soundscapes partly generated from images and as such showing some vivid sonic motion by itself.
Syn – synthesizer sounds.
Cho – synthetic choir sounds.
FX – effect sounds (spacey as well as natural like birds and water).
The soundset is available to purchase for the introductory price of 30 EUR for a limited time.
Waldorf has announced the Rocket, a new mini synthesizer that boasts a feature set uncommon in its class.
It’s incredible sound is much more louder than the legendary Saturn V engine, and never before has this been achieved with such an enormous fun factor. It features an analog multimode VCF with lowpass, bandpass, and highpass, resonance up to self oscillation and beyond, a powerful monophonic oscillator section with Ultra High Density Sawtooth and unison for chord play.
Furthermore equipped with a powerful Arpeggiator and a destructive Booster circuit, this Rocket is technologically way ahead of all current defense systems.
Analog multimode-filter (VCF) with Low Pass / Band Pass / High Pass.
Highly flexible oscillator-section with pulse width modulation and hard sync.
Up to 8 oscillators in unison for chords or Ultra High Density Sawtooth.
Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) for modulation.
Envelopes for VCA, VCF and Sync.
Booster circuit to generate aggressive sounds.
Arpeggiator with different rhythmic patterns.
MIDI in and out.
Extensive control panel with high-end pots and switches.
Control via MIDI and USB.
MIDI clock sync.
Loud headphone output.
Launch key for easy pre listening.
Rocket is priced RRP 244 EUR (inc. EU VAT). It is expected March, 2013.
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.
Waldorf has announced the Tech Sound Bank for the Waldorf Q Series, and Best Of Both Worlds for Largo, Blowfeld and the Q Series.
Tech Sound bank from Gigaloops brings you a brand new set of presets for the Waldorf Q series.
These patches vary from atmospheric pads to razor sharp leads and plucked, percussive synths. Perfect for producers of Electro, House, Techno and more.
Tech Sound Bank features
20 Bass Sounds.
20 Plucked Sounds.
20 Pad Sounds.
20 Lead Sounds.
20 FX Sounds.
Best Of Both Worlds is a soundset by Mystery Islands featuring 128 patches for Largo, Blofeld and the Q Series.
The soundset consists of leads, sequence sounds, plucks, basses and pads. Suitable for any kind of electronic dance music creations.
This soundset has been programmed carefully to sound nearly identical on Largo, Blofeld and the Q series. Some differences can be heard due to the slightly different parameter set and value range between the different synthesizers.
The soundsets are available to purchase for 30 EUR incl. VAT each.
Loops de la Crème has announced the Synthdrum Pack, a new collection of drum samples.
Created using a plethora of analog and digital synth, this extended collection of electronic drum samples will prove to be a fantastic addition to your sound arsenal!
You’ll find both raw original samples, as well as reamped, skillfully processed ones. This combination of solid, punchy classic sounds and unheard, fascinating modern drum sounds will provide plenty of inspiration for the creation of your beats.