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
Waveshaper has announced the release of Moscow Disco MkII, an update to the drum sample pack featuring all the sounds from the “pro classic” version, and more than 500 fresh new samples with many variations and an optimum sound quality.
Built like a tank with a funky design, you will be surprised by the raw sound of the ultra-rare Marsh UDS russian drum synth. The kick drum is huge, the snares and hats are sooo analogue, and this unit is also perfect for all kind of depitched toms and retro sci-fi FX.
This WaveShaper kit will bring you back into eighties goodness, but with its thick, blurby, retromodernistic sound, you will also enjoy it on your electro, idm, minimal or space disco tracks.
The MkII sample pack costs $6.90 USD (600 one-shot samples, 24bit/48khz, stereo Wav files).
Waveshaper has also announced that 4 of its critically-accaimed drumsample packs are now also available as Kontakt versions.
When purchasing 12bit drummer, Plasticid MkII, Kr55 or Algo Operator, you now have the choice to get either the “normal” pack with WAV samples, or a bigger pack containing both the WAV files as well as NKI kits for just 1$ more!
More information: Waveshaper
Spektro Audio has released version 2.0 of Spektro Nucleation, a Max For Live device that functions as a waveshaper and bitcrusher.
This major (and free!) update brings some exciting new features to our beloved waveshaping device.
Changes in Spektro Nucleation v2.0
- gen~ processing: During versions 1.0x, Nucleation, like most MaxforLive devices, processed sound in blocks of samples. Now, in version 2.0, it upsamples the signal by 2x and then uses the gen~ technology to process sample-by-sample! This new processing method results in less digital artifacts, less aliasing and a more pleasing timbre for your sound.
- New controls for you to shape your sound even further: offset and shift! Even tho the Offset control already existed in the previous versions, it now works differently due to the new gen~ processing method. The new Shift control allows you to shift the waveform forward in time, completely changing the sound.
Spektro Nucleation is available to purchase for $5 USD. A free lite edition is available to download.
More information: Spektro Audio / Nucleation
SoundMod has announced Tritone, a multi-band waveshaper Rack Extension effect for Reason.
Tritone architecture use multiband processing to create its rich tone. In simple terms, Tritone splits the incoming signal into three bands and process them individually thus allowing you to get full control over distorted signal.
With its architecture and its sets of controls, Tritone is suitable for any kind of audio material. It is good at adding dynamic movement, simply adding some character, completely transform shapes of the audio signal and give life to your track. Make it sounds warm or going nasty, the choice is yours.
- 1 Tube like preamp stage.
- 2 Points cossover (3 band).
- 1 Waveshaper per band.
- 11 Waveshaping algorithms.
- 1 Bandwidth limiter.
- 1 Envelope follower modulator with 2 target for each bands.
- Anti-aliasing filters.
- Great sets of CV inputs.
- 1 Stereo output per band.
- Great sets of preset and combinator patches.
Tritone is available to purchase for the introductory price of 32 EUR / $39 USD until November 24th, 2013 (regular 39 EUR / $49 USD).
More information: SoundMod / Tritone
Sunsine Audio has announced it has converted Waveshaper’s Plasticid MkII sample library for use with iOS.
The Boss DR-110 is a cute little drum machine from the early 80s, the last analogue one made by Roland.
The overall sound is very reminiscent to the much praised TR-808 and TR-606. The DR-110 will give you that classic, sought-after sound but with some slight difference and much character.
Plasticid MkII takes this sample pack one step further, with 120 new samples gathered in 18 kits. This new version aims at coloration and expands the sonic palette of the DR-110, processing it using vintage hardware to shape it up nicely. The cymbals are spitting, the bassdrum is kicking, and the snare and claps tones ranging from dark to bright make each kit acting like a rebirth for the mighty DR-110! Great care has been taken about recording a semi open hat sample for even more expression.
Converted and exclusively available for iOS use (Nanostudio and Beatmaker 2) from Sunsine Audio.
Plasticid MkII for iOS features
- 120 One Hit Samples.
- 18 Kits.
- 18 .bmkz files for Beatmaker 2.
- 18 .trg files for Nanostudio.
- Easy Installation Instructions.
Plasticid MkII for iOS is available to purchase for $3.40 USD. The original Wav edition is available from Waveshaper.
More information: Sunsine Audio / Plasticid MkII