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Waldorf introduces Rocket synthesizer

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Waldorf has announced the Rocket, a new mini synthesizer that boasts a feature set uncommon in its class.

Waldorf Rocket

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.

Rocket features

  • Analog multimode-filter (VCF) with Low Pass / Band Pass / High Pass.
  • VCF-input.
  • 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.
  • Glide.
  • USB powered.
  • MIDI in and out.
  • Extensive control panel with high-end pots and switches.
  • Control via MIDI and USB.
  • MIDI clock sync.
  • Line output.
  • Loud headphone output.
  • Launch key for easy pre listening.

Rocket is priced RRP 244 EUR (inc. EU VAT). It is expected March, 2013.

More information: Waldorf / Rocket

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PinkNoise Studio releases Orange Kontakt Edition

PinkNoise Studio has released Orange, a Kontakt sound library based on the sounds of the legandary Waldorf Microwave XTk synthesizer.

PinkNoise Studio Orange Kontakt Edition
PinkNoise Studio Orange Kontakt Edition.

ORANGE provides everything you need: wild leads, phhatt pads, extraterrestrial ambients, killer basses, morphing arpeggios, vivid strings, from soft and warm sounds to ice-cold one!

Orange features

  • 404 Kontakt patches in 7 categories: [All layers], Arp & Sequence, Bass & Lead (poly), FX & Percussion, PolySynth, Monosynth, Atmosphere.
  • 1.96 GB stereo multisamples (1840 wav files).
  • 12 midi controllable knobs for realtime tweaking and for midi automation of the most important synth parameters.
  • extensive editing techniques: multiple velocity layers, alternate triggering and sample starts to achieve fat, lively and vivid synth sounds.

The sample library is available to purchase for 25 EUR until December 31st, 2012 (regular 36 EUR).

More information: PinkNoise Studio / Orange Kontakt Edition

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MaxSynths releases free waveforms pack for RayBlaster

Tone2 RayBlaster

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
- CS1-X
- 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

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Waldorf Time Warp Weekend—Up to 30% off plugins and soundsets

Waldorf has announced its Time Warp Weekend, a limited time promotion with up to 30% discount on plugins and sound libraries.


Watch carefully to get your discount code for Waldorf plugins and soundsets.

Use the discount codes in the video for your order and save up to 30% on:

  • Largo
  • Waldorf Edition
  • Waldorf Edition Upgrade
  • PPG V3
  • Waldorf PPG Wave 3.V Upgrade
  • Lector
  • Atmospheric Transients
  • Jörg Schaafs Blofeld Xperience Vol 1
  • Blofeld License SL

The promotion ends October 28th, 2012.

More information: Waldorf

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Waldorf intros Tech Sound Bank and Best Of Both Worlds soundsets

Gigaloops Tech Sound Bank

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.
Mystery Islands Best Of Both Worlds

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.

More information: Waldorf

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Loops de la Crème releases Synthdrum Pack drum samples

Loops de la Crème Synthdrum Pack

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.

Synthdrum Pack features

  • 508 drum samples: 131 kicks, 51 snares, 14 cross sticks, 27 claps, 54 toms, 42 bells and claves, 90 cymbals, 95 sound effect samples.
  • Sound sources used include MFB 522 and MFB Nanozwerg, DSI Mopho, Waldorf Blofeld, Nord Electro RackII, Roland tr505, tr808 and tr909, other drum machines from Korg, Yamaha and Linndrum…
  • All samples are in mono WAV, 24bit, 48kHz.

The sample pack is available to purchase for the introductory price of 6 EUR through June, 2012 (regular 12 EUR).

More information: Loops de la Crème / Synthdrum Pack

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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

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