Rob Papen has updated the RP-Distort distortion effect plug-in for Windows and Mac to version 1.0.1.
RP-Distort is not just a distortion unit, but much more. The distortion unit inside RP-Distort can be combined with an analog modelled filter, compressor and widener unit.
These units can be re-order, but also can be turned on or off. So in case you only want a great analog modelled filter… RP-Distort can offer this. Or only the unique widener unit which is great for widening a boring mono track.
Changes in RP-Distort v1.0.1
11 new effect algos: Atan distortion, Clipper 2, FM, Waveshaper, Two Band Cos, Two Band Fuzz, Two Band Limiter, Two Band Overdrive, Two Band Power, Two Band Rectify, Two Band Saturation.
New presets in:
Bank 01 Drum & Percussion 01preset: 035 until 046.
Bank 03 vocal 01presets: 050 until 063.
Fixed problem with edit / original button.
Fixed problem with noise-gate not resetting after long holds.
Other small fixes.
RP-Distort for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available to purchase for 49 EUR inc. VAT.
Sunsine Audio has announced the release of STIX 305, the first in a series of “converted” Beatmaker 2 and Nanostudio versions of Waveshaper drum kits and samples.
The SoundMaster Stix 305 is a very rare analogue drum machine from the early eighties. You get both the cheesy, mellow sound of the psychedelic 70s, plus the acid hats of the 80s !
This WaveShaper sample pack is a quite unique occasion to meet this very little known and lovely beat box. Your tracks will get a great retro sound, whether you are an electronic funk producer, and acid freak or a true analogue sound lover.
The Stix305 was recorded using some tube preamp and compressor and a vintage eq on top of it to keep the analogue vibe on the full recording chain. As the Stix305 features few sounds, I recorded them at various compression, gain and eq settings and made several takes of each sound in order to get some subtle variations that your round-robin soft sampler will love for sure! There are also a dozen of loops plus a more punchy kit, processed using some strong tube distortion.
STIX 305 for iOS features
43 One Hit Samples.
3 Kits (Clean, Alt, Distorted).
3 .bmkz files for Beatmaker 2 .
3 .trg files for Nanostudio.
13 Bonus loops in .wav format.
Easy Installation Instructions.
Note: Requires Beatmaker 2 or Nanostudio, not included.
The converted STIX 305 pack for iOS (Nanostudio and Beatmaker 2) is available to purchase for $2.90 USD. The original wav sample pack is available from Waveshaper.
kiloHearts has released updated its kHs ONE software synthesizer and the Faturator effect plugin for Windows and Mac.
Changes in kHS ONE v1.014
New waveshaper shapes:
Foldback – Similar to the existing saturation shape, this mode saturates the signal but with a slightly warmer character.
BitCrush – This shape adds a sharp, crushed character with plenty of high frequency content.
Minor bug fixes.
Changes in Faturator v1.001
Fixed a problem with parameter display in FL Studio.
Fixed a problem where Faturator would crash if used in conjunction with other plugins using Symbiosis AU/VST (e.g. LFOTool).
Fixed a problem where wrong plugin delay would be reported to Logic, leading to incorrect delay compensation.
Fixed a number of problems with UI updates, leading to better performance and stability.
Made sliders & knobs draggable both horizontally and vertically.
kiloHearts has also announced new free preset pack for kHs ONE.
A new free preset pack with 100 new presets provided by electro house producers DivKid is now available! These well categorized presets work well on their own, but also provide a great starting point for experimenting with new sounds.
This preset pack is available for download at kHs ONE’s product page. Also be sure to check out DivKid’s own demo tracks, available in the kHs ONE demo sound set.
iZotope has announced the release of Trash 2, an audio mangling and distortion device for Windows and Mac.
Completely rewritten from the ground up, Trash 2 has an entirely new sonic architecture, brand new features, optimized performance, better sound quality, and support for modern hosts and formats.
It’s been a decade since Trash first arrived as the ultimate distortion toolkit. As the years have passed, it’s remained a cult favorite of artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Noisia, Garbage, Ko?n, Sigur Rós, and anyone looking to add dirt, grime, and character to their tracks. Fully overhauled from Trash 1, Trash 2 adds a wealth of new features including twenty new distortion algorithms, fresh filter modules, fifty new impulse responses, multiband waveshaping, 64-bit and AAX support and much more.
“For Trash 2, we wanted increase the level of freedom in the features that Trash 1 users loved best,” explains Product Manager Jack Côté. “Now you can have even more influence over your sound, whether you’re loading your own impulse responses, creating new filter combinations, or designing and editing your own multiband waveshapes. With Trash 2, it’s a new era of personalized distortion.”
Trash 2 features
Distort in ways you never dreamed with the Trash module’s 60+ distortion algorithms, perfect for transforming your sound into something never before heard.
Design your own unique distortions, from massive to mild and everything in between, with a new, customizable, multiband Waveshaper.
Let your tracks inhabit any space or object with the new Convolve module. Choose from over 100 impulse responses, or load your own to put your bass in a washing machine or your keys in a cave.
Find a new voice: make your audio speak and growl with two redesigned Filters, each one featuring new vowel formant filters, screaming peaks, node modulations, and more.
Start trashing your audio immediately with an extensive new preset library and an ear-friendly Limiter that ensures you can play without fear.
Full of extra-exotic and extra-gritty presets for a broad range of sonic treatments, the Edge Expansion Pack is perfect for unconventional guitars, synth basses, synth pads, drum mangling, and more. With 30 new impulse responses for further tone coloring and 70 new presets built directly for these impulses, the Edge Expansion content was born to bring out the best of Trash 2′s classic out-there sound.
Trash 2 is available to purchase for the introductory price of $149 USD through December 6th, 2012 (regular $249 USD MSRP, €195 EUR). The Trash 2 Edge Expansion Pack is available for $29 USD / €25 EUR.
For a limited time, Trash 2 will be available as part of iZotope’s new Creative Bundle which includes Trash 2, the Trash 2 Edge Expansion, Iris+5, and Stutter Edit. This collection is priced at $499 USD / €399 EUR, and available until December 31st, 2012.
Trash 1 customers who purchased on or after October 1, 2012 will receive upgrades to Trash 2 for free. For Trash 1 owners who purchased prior to October 1, 2012, special upgrade pricing of $99 USD will be available.
Waveshaper has announced Modulok, a free sample library featuring percussive sounds.
Modulok is a percussive sample pack made using two semi-modular analogue synths, a couple of vintage synthesizers and a bunch of analogue FX all linked together in a modular fashion.
Crafted by hand with love and care, the goal is to bring out the character of the analogue sound, both smooth and wild, futuristic and retro, raw and advanced, in a big & versatile drum-sample pack, suitable for all kind of music. Analogue but not cliché, this pack knows no boundaries.
364 one-shot samples, gathered in 4 categories: kicks, snares & lasers, hats & cymbs, percussions & sfx (each categories being also sub-divided in 2 sub-categories for a quicker browsing).
23 loops of analogue drones and textures for your audio production.
24bit, 48Khz stereo WAV files.
The sample pack is available to download at no charge as part of the KVR Developer Challenge 2012.
Sinevibes has announced the release of Circuit, its latest Audio Unit effect plugin for multiband waveshape modelling.
Circuit splits the signal into three frequency bands, and passes each band through its own processing engine which offers 12 different algorithms – from sine-based waveshape transformers and foldback distortion, to circuit-bent filters, lo-fi and ring modulation. These models can be further modulated by an input envelope follower, tempo-synchronized LFO or two-dimensional Lorenz attractor. All this is wrapped into a stylish, colour-coded interface based on Sinevibes’ innovative design language, which makes it incredibly fun to work with.
Sinevibes Circuit multi-band waveshape modelling plug-in for Mac.
Morph lifeless waveforms into entirely new, rich and dense sounds.
Transform synth basses and leads into completely different, layered material.
Re-synthesise and mangle electronic drum loops beyond recognition.
Circuit is available to purchase for $29 USD. It is also included in the Sinevibes plug-in bundle for $119 USD.