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Cakewalk releases Z3TA+ 2 Second Generation Waveshaping synthesizer

Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2

Cakewalk has announced the release of Z3TA+ 2, the Second Generation Waveshaping synthesizer for Windows.

Z3TA+ 2 builds upon the solid foundation of this classic waveshaping synthesizer with improved controls via a complete user interface overhaul for extensive, hands-on control of parameters including envelopes, effects routing, waveshaping, and performance functions. Real-time performance and expression controls are centralized into the Performance Module featuring the new Adaptive Pitch Bend. All this provides new inspiration for sound design, real-time expression, and is all bounded by impeccable sound quality.

Z3TA+ 2 Highlights

  • Waveshaper is now an integral part of the Oscillator section with 4 new Waveshaping modes. All Waveshapers are now accessible via the modulation matrix opening up an enormous amount of new sound shaping possibilities.
  • 4 new Filter modes bringing the total to 14 filter modes with separation control for tweaking resonance peaks on stacked filters. Both filters are readily accessible and visible simultaneously.
  • New Graphically controlled Envelopes providing visual representation of all envelopes, mouse controlled ADSR, and improved naming and interface arrangement.
  • New Graphical LFOs clearly show the resulting LFO shapes when morphing between two waves and the new AMOUNT fader quickly scales an LFO’s intensity.
  • New Graphical Arp provides visual display of Arp patterns, including 100 new patterns from Dance MIDI Samples. 50 new ‘Gate’ patterns, also from Dance MIDI Samples, instantly apply trance gates to synth pads and leads while Humanize and Swing controls increase total Arp flexibility and expression.
  • Effects enhancements include: Simple drag and drop routing of all effects, new Hypertube distortion algorithm, and highly flexible distortion module routing (apply to filter busses and master section or both simultaneously).
  • Real-time Expression is enhanced with Adaptive Pitch Bend which allows for the bending of notes within the key and mode performed; automatically learns key based on performance.
  • All Waveshapers can be mapped to the modulation matrix opening up a whole new world of expression when mapped to velocity and bend controls.
  • XY Pad speed control allows users to adjust the morphing speed of XY coordinates.
  • Z3TA+’s legendary sound engine has been improved with a new ‘HIGHEST’ SRC algorithm providing smoother, more accurate interpolation of wavetables.
  • Layout is rearranged with numerous usability improvements.
  • Menu items now show graphical previews (oscillator shapes, velocity curves, etc).
  • New extended ribbon controller with latch (Shift-click).
  • Menus are revamped with clearer organization and descriptions.

Z3TA+ 2 for Windows (VST) is avaialble to purchase for an estimated street price of $99 USD/€99 EUR/£89 GBP (vat inclusive). Registered Z3TA+ customers can upgrade for $49 USD/€39 EUR/£35 GBP (vat inclusive).

More information: Cakewalk / Z3TA+ 2

Cakewalk announces Z3TA+ 2, second generation waveshaping synthesizer

Cakewalk has announced Z3TA+ 2, the Second Generation Waveshaping synthesizer featuring improved sound design, real-time expression, and sound quality.

Z3TA+ is highly revered as a classic synthesizer with unique character and tonality. Its unmistakable signature sound has been used in countless electronic, trance, and dance productions around the globe for nearly a decade. The key to Z3TA+’s success has been its formidable sound synthesis generation engine, featuring unique per-oscillator waveshaping capability, vast filters, multi-stage envelope generators, morphing and advanced modulation matrix with powerful effects routing.

Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2

Z3TA+ 2 builds upon the solid foundation of this classic waveshaping synthesizer with improved controls via a complete user interface overhaul for extensive, hands-on control of parameters including envelopes, effects routing, waveshaping, and performance functions. Real-time performance and expression controls are centralized into the Performance Module featuring the new Adaptive Pitch Bend. All this provides new inspiration for sound design, real-time expression, and is all bounded by impeccable sound quality.

Z3TA+ 2 loads all original Z3TA+ patches and sports a new browser providing easy access and organization of patches. Z3TA+ 2 also includes hundreds of new presets from renowned sound designers Nico Herz of Big Tone Studios (who crafted many of the original Z3TA+ patches), Francesco Silvestri/FI Sound, Frank Genus/Pro Sounds, and Chad Beckwith/ FI Sound / Patch Arena.

Z3TA+ 2 features

  • Waveshaper is now an integral part of the Oscillator section with 4 new Waveshaping modes. All Waveshapers are now accessible via the modulation matrix opening up an enormous amount of new sound shaping possibilities.
  • 4 new Filter modes bringing the total to 14 filter modes with separation control for tweaking resonance peaks on stacked filters. Both filters are readily accessible and visible simultaneously.
  • New Graphically controlled Envelopes providing visual representation of all envelopes, mouse controlled ADSR, and improved naming and interface arrangement.
  • New Graphical LFOs clearly show the resulting LFO shapes when morphing between two waves and the new AMOUNT fader quickly scales an LFO’s intensity.
  • New Graphical Arp provides visual display of Arp patterns, including 100 new patterns from Dance MIDI Samples. 50 new ‘Gate’ patterns, also from Dance MIDI Samples, instantly apply trance gates to synth pads and leads while Humanize and Swing controls increase total Arp flexibility and expression.
  • Effects enhancements include: Simple drag and drop routing of all effects, new Hypertube distortion algorithm, and highly flexible distortion module routing (apply to filter busses and master section or both simultaneously).
  • Real-time Expression is enhanced with Adaptive Pitch Bend which allows for the bending of notes within the key and mode performed; automatically learns key based on performance.
  • All Waveshapers can be mapped to the modulation matrix opening up a whole new world of expression when mapped to velocity and bend controls.
  • XY Pad speed control allows users to adjust the morphing speed of XY coordinates.
  • Z3TA+’s legendary sound engine has been improved with a new ‘HIGHEST’ SRC algorithm providing smoother, more accurate interpolation of wavetables.
  • Layout is rearranged with numerous usability improvements.
  • Menu items now show graphical previews (oscillator shapes, velocity curves, etc).
  • New extended ribbon controller with latch (Shift-click).
  • Menus are revamped with clearer organization and descriptions.

Z3TA+ 2 for Windows (VST) will be available August 4, 2011, with an estimated street price of $99 USD/€99 EUR/£89 GBP (VAT inclusive). Customers who purchase Z3TA+ 1.5 starting July 18, 2011 will get a free upgrade to Z3TA+ 2 when it becomes available. Registered Z3TA+ customers can upgrade for $49 USD/€39 EUR/£35 GBP (VAT inclusive).

More information: Cakewalk

Sinevibes updates Sequential to v1.1.0

Sinevibes Sequential

Sinevibes has released version 1.1.0 of Sequential, an effect sequencer plugin for Mac.

Sequential is an AudioUnit plugin for creating amazing rhythmical effect patterns. It features unique algorithms ranging from filters, waveshapers and distortion, to ring modulation and even audio-controlled oscillators.

Changes in Sequential v1.1.0

  • New low-pass filter algorithm with -24 dB/octave slope.
  • Increased cutoff frequency adjustment range for high-pass filter.
  • New global effect offset slider for adjusting all effects at the same time.
  • New design for all sliders.
  • User interface color contrast enhancements.
  • Fixed rare plugin initialization and validation issues.

Sequential for Mac (AU) is available to all existing users as a free update. New customers can purchase the plugin for $39 USD until the end of summer (regular price $49 USD).

More information: Sinevibes / Sequential

A.O.M. Factory updates effect plugins to v1.3.1 + Mac OSX AU

A.O.M. Factory Invisible Limiter

A.O.M. Factory has released version 1.3.1 of its Invisible Limiter, Stereo Imager D, and Wave Shredder effect plug-ins.

A.O.M. Factory offers professional audio plug-ins. Our goal is to provide simple and effective gears for audio and music production.

Changes in A.O.M plugins v1.3.1

  • Support for AudioUnit format on Mac OS X.
  • Bug fix: Crash when plug-in window is rapidly switched.
  • Bug fix: GUI doesn’t follow parameter change from automation.

Invisible Limiter and Wave Shredder are available to purchase for $38 USD each, Stereo Imager D is $28 USD.

More information: A.O.M. Factory

whiteLABEL releases d:SHIFT + bolsterisers updated to v1.3

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whiteLABEL d:SHIFT

whiteLABEL has released d:SHIFT, a “gnarly delay machine” effect plugin for Windows.

A stereo pitch-shifter piles head-long into an echo box with filters bit-crusher and waveshaper. To pour acid in the wounds : modulators attack both pitch and delay time.

“This oh-so desirable effect combines pitchshifting and delay to produce lush choruses, swirling echoes and some dynamite vocal doubling”

With delay times ranging from 2 milliseconds right the way up to five seconds, the feedback path is the most important part of this effect … that’s where you’ll find a pitch-shifter, a bit-crusher, a wave-shaper and a shelving filter. A wide variety of effects can be generated from subtle chorus-type sounds to nasty smashed-up swooping loops, clean slap-delays to evil bad-guy voice effects.

d:SHIFT for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for £15 GBP.

whiteLABEL has also released version 1.3 of the bolsterisers, a collection of dynamics processors. Version 1.3 provides smaller files for faster loading allowing more plugin instances in a project.

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Sinevibes updates Frequency to v1.1.0

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Sinevibes Frequency

Sinevibes has released version 1.1.0 of Frequency, a hybrid synthesizer plugin for Mac.

At it’s core is a synthesizer which can produce an incredible variety of tones and textures. It pairs a dual, multi-waveform oscillator with our highly-acclaimed waveshape transformer, and modulates it’s parameters from the input signal’s envelope. Combined with a flexible pitch sequencer, Frequency lets you turn rhythmic sound sources into expressive, catchy synth and bass lines, dynamic drones, wobbling sounds, as well as glitch loops and oldschool game effects. This unique plugin will make you completely rethink the definition of «synthesizer».

Changes in Frequency v1.1.0

  • Completely redesigned user interface with enhanced controls.
  • Increased note sequencer length to 32 steps.
  • New triangle, saw and square oscillator waveforms.
  • Oscillator balance modulation by envelope follower.
  • More prominent sound of the waveshaper.
  • Increased XY pad control depth of the waveshaper model #3.
  • New preset patches.

Frequency for Mac (AU) is available as a download for $49 USD. The update is free for all existing users.

More information: Sinevibes / Frequency

Sinevibes releases Sequential, rhythmic effect plugin

Sinevibes has announced the release of Sequential, a plugin for creating amazing rhythmical effect patterns.

It features unique algorithms ranging from filters, waveshapers and distortion, to ring modulation and even audio-controlled oscillators. These effects are rhythmically switched via a step sequencer matrix, allowing you to create intricate, lively processing patterns. Sequential has been finely tuned to instantly deliver superb musical results, and is capable of radical sound transformations with any type of sound or music style.

Sinevibes Sequential
Sinevibes Sequential

Sequential features

  • Ten effect algorithms: low-pass and high-pass filters, two waveshape transformers, clipping booster, bit and sample rate reduction, sine oscillator with envelope follower, ring modulator and variable noise.
  • Sequencer matrix with up to 32 steps, variable speed and swing.
  • Intuitive, high-contrast user interface.
  • Useful preset templates.

Sequential for Mac (AU) is available as a download for $49 USD. Existing Sinevibes customers are eligible for a discount.

Also, as a celebration of Sequential release, the Complete and Motion plugin packs are available for nearly half the total cost of included products. This offer expires 1st May.

More information: Sinevibes / Sequential

Sinevibes updates Turbo to v1.2.0

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Sinevibes Turbo

Sinevibes has updated released version 1.2.0 of Turbo, a waveshape transformer plug-in for Mac.

It features 6 original waveshaping models which drastically transform the input signal and vastly enrich it’s harmonic content. Simply by processing basic waveforms, these models can produce an astonishing variety of sounds, emphasizing all of their dynamic and spectral variations.

Changes in Turbo v1.2.0

  • Vastly redesigned user interface with enhanced controls.
  • Input low-pass filter is now used to eliminate excessive harshness in the higher frequencies.
  • The original harmonics are now being toned down compared to the waveshaper harmonics, making the overall effect more prominent.
  • Increased the XY pad control depth of the waveshape model #3.
  • To avoid control interference, parameter adjustment with mouse dragging now only works for last clicked control or control group.
  • Screenshot saving functionality (Control+Option+Command+click).
  • New preset patches.

Turbo for Mac (AU) is available to purchase for $29 USD.

More information: Sinevibes / Turbo