Waveformless Soundware releases U-NO-LX Ultima

Waveformless Soundware U-NO-LX Ultima

Waveformless Soundware has released U-NO-LX Ultima, a new soundset for the U-NO-LX synthesizer instrument from Togu Audio Line.

Waveformless Soundware’s latest release tackles the TAL U-NO-LX with 128 brand spanking new patches pushing the synth to its limits. The Juno’s famously chunky basses, fat leads, lush synth strings and pads, and quirky synths are all here in abundance, while other patches have a more modern, current touch pushing the U-NO-LX into new territory.

Sounds perfect for classic house, techno, synth-pop, outrun electro, and any style that needs a touch of the 80’s or just a bunch of extremely useful, workhorse synth sounds. If you’re looking for the final word in patches for U-NO-LX, look no further.

The soundset is available for purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: Waveformless Soundware / U-NO-LX Ultima

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Waveformless Soundware releases Expanse for Arturia SEM-V

Waveformless Soundware SEM-V Expanse

Waveformless Soundware has annnounced the release of Expanse, a soundset for the SEM-V software synthesizer by Arturia.

128 brand new patches that skirt the line between total retro and futuristic sounds. All the expected tyoes id sounds are here – punchy basses, searing leads, warm pads, intricate arps – but we don’t stop there!

We take the SEM-V beyond the expected and deliver unusual sounds… a metallic koto, modular-type synth sounds, a piano. This is a soundset that truly takes the SEM-V into new territories!

The soundset costs $9.99 USD.

More information: Waveformless Soundware / SEM-V Expanse

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Review: Waveformless Soundware DIVA Prima

Waveformless DIVA Prima

Waveformless Soundware’s latest offering is DIVA Prima, a collection of sounds for u-he’s virtual analog DIVA software synthesizer for Windows and Mac.

DIVA Prima is a testiment to the flexibilty of u-he’s creation. Chunky Minimoog basses, Kraftwerkian synth percussion and drums, raspy mono-leads, lush Solina-like synth strings, massive, Jupiter-esque pads, delicate, glassy plucks, and even digital, FM-type sounds.

On top of that, we’ve included some sound-alike patches. Need the resonant synth sound from Yaz’s “Only You”? We’ve got it here. Need the famous Yamaha TX81Z “Latelybass” preset? We’ve got a pretty convincing version of that, too. Gary Numan-esque strings? Gotcha covered.

But we don’t stop there. Amidst all of the beautiful sounds are their ugly cousins, using crossmod, filter FM, and other unusual techniques to give you startlingly original and edgy sounds sure to stand out in a mix.

The soundset includes 128 patches (plus an Init to create your own). Unfortunately they aren’t categorized or tagged as such, which is a shame because I do like my patches neatly ordered when possible. With this amount of patches it’s alright though, also since many patches have good descriptions.

Waveformless DIVA Prima
Part of the patch list of Diva Prima, with a lovely OSCar like lead patch selected, that is similar to the type of leads Ultravox often used.

Many patches have useful modulation mappings, allowing for more expressive playing. Diva’s patch information panel is used to describe the patches and show which controls are mapped.

When you audition your new patches, be sure to check out what the mod wheel or aftertouch does. It might be something subtle like opening the filter or adding vibrato, or it might be something much more striking via crossmod or filter FM, but almost every patch has some sort of modulation assigned to it for more expressive sounds.

Have a listen to the demo tracks below to get a good idea of what’s included. These are all DIVA only (with just minimal mastering processing).

So what do I think?

Product: DIVA Prima by Waveformless
Format: .h2p patches for u-he DIVA
Price: $9.99 USD
Like: Well programmed, good variety, cheap
Don’t like: —
Verdict: 8/10

With DIVA Prima, Tom Shear delivers a solid set of sounds for u-he’s virtual analog synthesizer.

Tom’s industrial/EBM background shows, but I am always pleasantly surprised by the versatility of his sounds. As with previous Waveformless soundsets, this collection includes a well balanced amount of bread & butter patches, as well as more unusual sounds.

Diva truly is a superb synthesizer – I reckon one of the best virtual analog’s at this moment – and the sounds of DIVA Prima do shine on this beast. Also, the $9.99 price tag is not likely to be a deal-breaker. Check out this great value for money soundset at the Wavefromless website, and make sure to pick up the free demo pack with 10 patches.

More information: Waveformless Soundware / DIVA Prima

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Waveformless Soundware releases DIVA Prima soundset for u-he DIVA

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Waveformless Soundware has released DIVA Prima, a collection of sounds for the DIVA virtual analog synthesizer by u-he.

Waveformless DIVA Prima

DIVA Prima is a testiment to the flexibilty of u-he’s creation. Chunky Minimoog basses, Kraftwerkian synth percussion and drums, raspy mono-leads, lush Solina-like synth strings, massive, Jupiter-esque pads, delicate, glassy plucks, and even digital, FM-type sounds. On top of that, we’ve included some sound-alike patches. Need the resonant synth sound from Yaz’s “Only You”? We’ve got it here. Need the famous Yamaha TX81Z “Latelybass” preset? We’ve got a pretty convincing version of that, too. Gary Numan-esque strings? Gotcha covered. But we don’t stop there. Amidst all of the beautiful sounds are their ugly cousins, using crossmod, filter FM, and other unusual techniques to give you startlingly original and edgy sounds sure to stand out in a mix.

As per our usual standard, sounds are deeply programmed with almost all of them having a modulation or two mapped to them for even more expressive playing. Oh, and in addition to the 128 awesome sounds you already get? We threw in an extra “INIT” type patch for free to act as a starting point for your own sonic creations.

The soundset is available to purchase for $9.99 USD. A demo bank with 10 patches is available to download.

More information: Waveformless Soundware / DIVA Prima

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Waveformless releases Encompass for Omnisphere

Waveformless Encompass

Waveformless Soundware has announced the release of Encompass, a soundset for Omnisphere by Spectrasonics.

True to its name, Encompass covers a wide range of sonic territory from convincing vintage and eighties synths, to punchy synth basses, to cinematic pads, to warped textures, to pulsing gates, to soaring arps, and even electronic drums.

A common complaint we hear about the presets that ship with Omnisphere is that a lot of them sound amazing, but are hard to actually use in a full arrangement. Encompass was programmed with this in mind, aiming to provide sounds you’ll actually want to use in your songs. And speaking of programming, the mod wheel modulates something on every patch allowing you to transform the sounds as you play.

Encompass features 128 sounds for Omnisphere. The soundset is available to purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: Waveformless Soundware

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