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Aiyn Zahev Sounds releases Drive for Largo

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Aiyn Zahev Sounds Drive

Aiyn Zahev Sounds has announced Drive, a soundset featuring 93 uplifting trance presets for the Largo software synthesizer by Waldorf.

Sounds range from clear crisp to driven and warm. Some patches are staple modern trance sounds while others are more unique and not usually heard in trance productions. The mod-wheel is usefully applied to almost all patches.

Drive features

  • 98 presets:
    • 29 Arps.
    • 14 Basses.
    • 15 Leads & plucks.
    • 21 Pads.
    • 5 Drums.
    • 3 Effects and Sequences.

The Drive soundset is available to purchase for $20 USD.

More information: Aiyn Zahev Sounds / Drive

Waldorf intros iPad Synthesizer

Waldorf has announced the Waldorf iPad Synthesizer, a new wavetable synthesizer designed in collaboration with Rolf Wöhrmann.

A long tradition of wavetable synthesis – from first PPG synthesizers to the latest developments in terms of Blofeld and Largo – and Rolf Wöhrmann’s (TempoRubatos) vast experience with the iPad synthesis made it only natural to come up with a wavetable concept for the iPad, which, as a mobile platform, is becoming increasingly more significant to professional and semi-professional musicians and producers.

Thanks to intelligent gesture recognition and plenty of available graphic performance the iPad is perfect for bringing wavetable synthesis to a new level. For the first time it will be possible to plunge into the depths of wavetables and to make their sound content visible with advanced 3-D technology. The cooperation between Waldorf and TempoRubato, also known for their product line NLog Synth, doesn’t stop here: The application will also offer new possibilities for sound manipulation based on Waldorf’s very latest spectral research.

Waldorf iPad Synthesizer

Completely new and unheard sounds

An innovative approach to wavetable synthesis allows for the transposition of the spectrum and the balance of periodic and sound spectra entirely independent from a wave’s position. The existing wavetable technology is thereby extended by two new dimensions, and it allows for formant shifts as well as numerous other unheard sounds. Also, unlike with typical wavetable instruments, the number and length of waves in a wavetable will no longer be restricted. It’s the era of wavetable synthesis V2.0! This app will support a huge number of hardware MIDI interfaces, e. g. all Core MIDI compatible interfaces by IK Multimedia, iConnectMIDI, MIDI Mobilizer II by Line6, ioDock or the Camera Connection Kit by Apple, as well as proprietary interfaces such as the SynthStation by Akai.

App collaboration standards like Sonoma‘s Audio Copy/Paste, Intua‘s Audio Pasteboard and Virtual Core MIDI will also be supported like the upcoming AudioBus standard and KORG’s WIST synchronization technology.

Joachim Flor, executive manager at Waldorf Music GmbH is pleased: “We are truly excited about our collaboration with Rolf Wöhrmann from TempoRubato. Considering his great experience with the iPad synthesis we are planning to release this excellent synthesiser this summer. Then it will be available at the Apple App Store. It’s going to be an exciting time!“

Rolf Wöhrmann is also looking forward to the challenge: “The cooperation with Waldorf Music and the Waldorf developers is a great honour. Waldorf‘s long history in wave table synthesis and the new and innovative possibilities of the iPad will create an astonishing synthesizer for musicians, sound designers and producers.”

More information: Waldorf

Random Wave Music releases Ambiodrone for PPG WAVE

Random Wave Music has released Ambiodrone, an evocative pad/synth collection for the PPG WAVE 2.V and 3.V software synthesizer by Waldorf.

Random Wave Music Ambiodrone

The Ambiodrone sound bank contains 64 new expansive pad and hybrid-synth sounds for the PPG WAVE 2.V and 3.V software synthesizers.

Included in the Ambiodrone sound bank are a variety ambient, analog-digital hybrid, atmospheric, drone, experimental, pad and scape type of evocative sounds, moods and melodies.

Many of the programmed sounds explore the wavetable scanning capability found in the PPG Wave series synthesizers to produce musically interesting and unusual tonal events.

The Ambiodrone Programs utilize the DUAL and QUAD voice modes within the PPG WAVE 2.V “3.V VSTI’s architecture extensively for creating full and rich sound textures.

The programmed sounds include controller assignments mapped to pitch bend, modulation wheel and aftertouch for further expressiveness.

Ambiodrone features

  • 64 new Programs in .FXB Bank and .FXP Program compatible file format.
  • Documentation including Manual, Patch List, License Agreement.

The Ambiodrone soundset is available to purchase for $12 USD.

More information: Random Wave Music / Ambiodrone

Detunized releases Micro Weave Live Pack for Ableton

Detunized has released Micro Weave, a sound library for Ableton Live.

Detunized Micro Weave

Micro Weave Live Pack is a collection of 41 expressive Ableton instruments that feature sounds from the famous Microwave 2 synthesizer. Based on Wolfgang Palm´s wavetable concept this beast was critically acclaimed when it appeared to the public in 1997.

Covering a sound spectra that ranges from powerfull bass sounds going over cutting leads to harsh pads the Microwave 2 delivered the cream to numerous dancefloor hits of the late nineties and is still doing it today.

With Micro Weave this uniqueness is now available for desktop sequencing. For the Live Pack sounds none of the original ROM-wavetables came into play. All wavetables were created from scratch using special algorithms like FM, Envelope-, Sync/Pulsewidth Modulation or Paremeter Incrementing.

Micro Weave comes with nearly 700 high quality samples that form a library of first class instruments. Equipped with carefully adjusted macro controls it is easy to pick up and tweak the right bass, the screaming lead, the swirling pad and add the seasoning to rock-solid electronic music tracks.

The Micro Weave library is available to purchase for 4.80 EUR. Detunized subscribers pay 3.90 EUR.

More information: Detunized / Micro Weave

Computer Music competition: Win Waldorf plug-ins

Computer Music Waldorf Competition

Computer Music has announced a competition in which you can win Waldorf plug-ins.

For Computer Music 174′s competition, we’re giving away €1032 of awesome prizes from synth legends Waldorf!

Four first-place winners can each choose from three prize options: powerful vocoder effect Lector (8/10, cm173), hardware-inspired synth Largo (8/10, cm142) or PPG Wave 3.V (9/10, cm162), which is the virtual version of the legendary PPG Wave synthesiser. Lector and PPG Wave 3.V are both worth €169, while Largo costs €199.

Four runners-up will also be drawn, with each receiving a copy of the Waldorf Edition, worth €59. This pack comprises three classic Waldorf plug-ins: drum synth Attack, PPG Wave 2.V and funky D-Pole filter effect.

The deadline is 9 February 2012. Due to competition laws, the competition is open only to UK/US residents aged 18+.

More information: Computer Music Waldorf competition

Waldorf introduces Pulse 2 Analog Synthesizer

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Waldorf has introduced the Pulse 2, a new analog synthesizer featuring cutting edge and powerful lows in one compact box.

Waldorf Pulse 2
Waldorf Pulse 2 analog synth

Sometimes they do come back, and this time, it’s with even more brute-strength power onboard. You are looking at a completely analog synthesizer that accurately delivers what synthesizer enthusiasts around the world truly crave. Pulse 2 is the reincarnation of it’s legendary ancestor, the Waldorf Pulse, that dominated the electronic music of the 90s.

Three analog oscillators in combination with a true analog cascading filter is what Pulse and Pulse 2 have in common. But we didn’t stop there. The filter circuits now also offer Highpass and Bandpass modes. We added analog Filter FM and Ring Modulation along with paraphonic modes that allow up to eight voice chords.

Like the Blofeld Synthesizer, the Pulse 2 is housed in a sturdy metal desktop case. Besides its large LCD display, 8 stainless steel knobs are available to surf through its clearly arrayed parameter matrix, set master volume and edit display accessible parameters.

Pulse 2 features

  • 3 analog oscillators + 1 noise generator.
  • Pulse width modulation.
  • Hard sync.
  • Filter FM from Oscillator 3.
  • Ring Modulation from Oscillator 3.
  • XOR Osc Mode.
  • 8/4 Voice Paraphonic modes.
  • Cascade Filter.
  • 24dB/12db Lowpass, 12db Highpass/Bandpass filter modes.
  • Powerful Arpeggiator.
  • 8-slot Modulation Matrix.
  • USB.
  • MIDI.
  • External analog signal input.
  • Stereo line out.
  • Headphone out.
  • Backwards compatible with classic Pulse.
  • 128×64 character backlit LCD.
  • 8 stainless steel knobs.
  • 500 Sound Programs.
  • Electron-absorbing black case.

All specifications subject to change without notice

More information: Waldorf / Pulse 2

Waldorf releases Electric Body Machinery Soundset for Blofeld

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Ari Ahrendt's Electric Body Machinery

Waldorf has released Electric Body Machinery by Ari Ahrendt, a soundset for the Blofeld synthesizer.

This punchy soundset that covers everything for electronic music of the darker kind. Highly energetic sounds for areas such as EBM, Synth Pop, Dark Electro, Future Pop, Electro Wave and Minimal Electro Pop.

All sounds on highest level of musical playability, usability and inspiration. Suitable for records, studio and especially for clubs and live performance!

128 Sounds for technically wide EBM basses, melodically sawing chaos leads, boombastic drums, shiny pads and strings, as well as inspring polysynth sounds enable you to make the dance-mob shake and stomp .

Use modulation wheel at own risk!

Ari Ahrendt’s Electric Body Machinery is available to purchase for 30 EUR incl. VAT.

More information: Waldorf / Electric Body Machinery

Che releases The Power of Largo Soundset

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Che has released The Power of Largo, a soundset for the Largo software synthesizer by Waldorf.

Che The Power of Largo

The soundset features 609 presets in 28 folders, and is available as a free download.

More information: Zeitaugen