Waveshaper has announced RetroPhlex vol01, a sample pack featuring 48 one shot samples.
The RetroPhlex drumsamples pack is inspired by the sounds of early 90s braindance, electronica and house, featuring electronic sounds coming from analog synths, 12bit samplers and grainy reverbs.
It sounds both futuristic and retro, lofi and punchy, smooth and gritty. It should fit well in your music production, whatever genre it is : acid, idm, electro, house, chiptune, grime, dubstep, juke…
The sample pack is available as “surveyware”. You can download it for free for a limited time after completing a (very) short survey.
More information: Waveshaper / RetroPhlex vol01
Sunsine Audio has released Harmonic Decoder, a hardware Phase Lock Loop (PLL) device.
Harmonic Decoder can sound like a fuzz, an octave/harmony pedal, a filter/wah, a complex waveshaper or some crazy bent 8 bit glitch box but all of it’s effects are derived from an analog VCO, a phase detector, and a simple filter in an arrangement known as a Phase Lock Loop.
At the heart of the Harmonic Decoder is a true single oscillator analog synthesizer. It effectively resynthesizes any signal delivered at the input, providing extreme waveshaping and harmonic effects in the analog domain.
The frequency of the VCO can be modulated either by the internal envelope follower or via the external control voltage input.
The pedal is available for purchase for $165 USD.
More information: Sunsine Audio / Harmonic Decoder
Cableguys has announced updates for its Curve, FilterShaper and WaveShaper CM plug-ins.
In some setups, using a flat waveform in an oscillator could lead to erroneous output in Curve, which we fixed. And we’ve also fixed a UI bug which could occur after editing macros in Curve or MIDI assignments in Curve, FilterShaper or WaveShaper CM. Download the new versions of Curve and FilterShaper.
You can get Curve 2 CM and WaveShaper CM for free with Computer Music Magazine and Curve 2 BE for free with the German Beat Magazine.
More information: Cableguys
WaveShaper has announced the release of Vinyl Toolkit, a drum instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Vinyl Toolkit is a collection of 200 one-shot drum samples taken from vinyl records from various eras, chopped and sliced with love to be production-ready. This is not just a sample collection but a versatile Kontakt instrument with a comprehensive featureset and fast sound-shaping tools.
This instrument was developped in tight collaboration between WaveShaper and Sampleism, and is available to buy for 12.99 on Sampleism.
May you be into dubstep, footwork, hip hop, soul, funk, trip hop, dub, trap, crunk, jungle, skweee, drum & bass, rock or any other genre you will be at home with Vinyl Toolkit !
Vinyl Toolkit features
- Fast workflow:
- The samples are already mapped into 6 different kits.
- 5 FX with single-knob action let you quickly fine-tune and shape the sound to taste.
- Great sound quality:
- hand-picked selection of sounds, with vintage character but also punch and versatility.
- 24bit, 48khz stereo WAV files built into a Kontakt instrument.
- You can add even more grit and vintage flavour by dialing in some hiss, crackles and hum.
The sample library is available to purchase from Sampleism, priced at £12.99 GBP.
Four additional drum sample packs are now also available as Kontakt versions on Sampleism: Monokken, MR-10 (Grey Matter), Stix305 and Aluminium/White Metal, which is now mkII with improved samples.
More information: WaveShaper / Vinyl Toolkit
LVC-Audio has released version 1.0.2 of PreAMPed and version 2.2.3 of ClipShifter, two effect plug-ins for Windows and Mac.
PreAMPed recreates many of the qualities of analog preamplifiers.
This includes subtle EQ response curves, low- and high- frequency saturation, differences between left and right signals, crosstalk, noise, transformer/coil impulse response, and saturation and EQ changes due to gain changes.
Changes in PreAMPed v1.0.2
- Fixed frequency response issue (preamp models) with stopping and restarting playback while oversampling is engaged.
- Increased maximum value of saturation knob control.
- Increase the range of the output gain control and input trim control.
- Fixed potential memory issues when closing the plugin.
- Improved saturation algorithms for Limit, Black, Modern, BlueB, Old, and TapeD models.
ClipShifter is a wave-shaping audio plugin that functions like a clipping-style limiter.
It provides enough user controls to be useful in all mixing stages: from distorting basses and drums, to maximizing mix buses and warming-up overall mixes. The sonic characteristics of the clipping distortion can be altered from hard, brickwall-style clipping, to softer saturation with compression.
Changes in ClipShifter v2.2.3
- Fixed incorrect stereo width settings in presets (i.e., stereo width set to mono).
- New peak clipping meters.
- Fixed color initialization issue with VST3 format.
- Fixed potential memory issue when closing the plugin.
PreAMPed and ClipShifter are available to purchase for Windows and Mac (VST/AU), priced at $47.70 USD and $19.61 USD, respectively.
More information: LVC-Audio
VirSyn has announced microTERA for iPad, a virtual wave shaping synthesizer instrument.
Wave Shaping Synthesis is a type of distortion synthesis that can create dynamic spectra in a controlled way. In waveshaping it is possible to change the spectrum with the amplitude of the sound. A simple example of this method is the clipping caused by overdriving an audio amplifier.
The waveshaper is the core of microTERA’s synthesis engine. It works as a distortion unit that takes up to three sine waves as input and delivers an arbitrary spectrum as output.
microTERA gives you also a unique method of getting randomly generated sound patches in a way you never experienced before: roll the dice!
Every single try gives you a new unique sound patch, really every try, promised…
microTERA for iPad is available to purchase for $9.99 USD.
More information: VirSyn / microTERA for iPad
G-Sonique has announced DUBXHOX H8, a multi-band distortion/waveshaping unit 3D dimension expander and effector for bass synths.
DUBSHOX H8 is unique VST effect combining various processors in one. It is designed for heavy music styles like: Dubstep, Dark Drum and Bass / Neurofunk, Electro, EBM, or experimental / minimal techno.
Dubxhox H8 is best in combination with huge baselines and dubstep synths.
If you are producing drum and bass, breakbeat, dubstep or other similar styles and you think that your synthesizer don’t have enough kind of sounds / sound colors and is missing fat bass energy or heavy analog character necessary for these styles try to apply Dubshox H8 as effect.
DUBSHOCK H8 combines multiband distortion and waveshaping unit with more than 40 types of distortions and shapers of sound (from analog, transistor / diode or vacuum tube distortions to crazy digital waveshapers.). Every band has knob for drive (amount of distortion) and output level so you can add heavy distortion but without sounding too loud.
The plug-in is available to purchase for Windows (VST) for the introductory price of 18.90 EUR for the first 100 customers (regular 29.90 EUR).
More information: G-Sonique / DUBXHOX H8