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Sinevibes updates its sequencer-driven AudioUnit plugins

Sinevibes sequencer-driven plugins

Sinevibes has announced updates for all of its AudioUnit plugins based on step sequencer engines: Diffusion, Dynamo, Sequential and Turbulence.

Fresh versions have vastly enhanced user interfaces with cleaner graphics, re-tuned control response, and more smooth yet snappy modulation characteristics. The full list of changes is presented below.

Diffusion 1.0.1 (motion waveshape synthesizer)

  • Enhanced user interface with cleaner look.
  • New design for horizontal sliders.
  • New step marks with alternating colors reflecting the time signature.
  • Re-tuned envelope filtering algorithm to allow snappier attack/decay in the lowest envelope time settings.
  • New preset patches and templates (for a total of 50).

Dynamo 1.3.2 (modular gate sequencer)

  • Enhanced user interface with cleaner look
  • New design for horizontal sliders

Sequential 1.1.2 (effect sequencer)

  • Enhanced user interface with cleaner look.
  • New design for horizontal sliders.
  • New step marks with alternating colors reflecting the time signature.

Turbulence 1.0.3 (modular waveshape sequencer)

  • Enhanced user interface with cleaner look.
  • New design for horizontal sliders.
  • New envelope filtering algorithm for snappier yet smoother waveshape modulation; re-calibrated envelope lag slider.

The updates are available to existing users at no charge.

More information: Sinevibes

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Sinevibes releases Diffusion synthesizer plugin for Mac

Sinevibes has announced Diffusion, a synthesizer instrument plug-in for Mac.

Sinevibes Diffusion

Sinevibes is extremely excited to announce Diffusion, its very first instrument plugin which has been especially developed for creating rich motion sounds. Diffusion’s unique synthesizer engine combines additive oscillators and waveshaping models with an advanced matrix sequencer that allows for over 400 different parameter combinations per step. All this being accessible via an intuitive interface makes Diffusion an extremely capable tool for producing animated synths and basses which have incredible density and character while being clean and warm at the same time.

“To create synth and bass parts required for today’s electronic music styles, producers often need to layer multiple plugins and do a lot of post-processing.” – says Artemiy Pavlov, founder and chief developer at Sinevibes. “With Diffusion alone, they can now create very complex motion instruments with a lot of liveliness and character, enjoying an extremely fun-to-use interface while at it.”

Diffusion features

  • Dual monophonic oscillator with 6 additive waveforms and 6 waveshape transformation models.
  • Flexible tempo-synchronized sequencer with up to 32 steps, each with individual setting for note switch, waveform, waveshape model, envelope type and modulation depth.
  • High-contrast user interface with randomization features.
  • Useful collection of preset patches and templates.

Diffusion for Mac (AU) is available to purchase for $59 USD. It requires Mac OS 10.5 or later, and a 32 or 64 bit AudioUnit instrument host application that supports Cocoa user interface technology.

More information: Sinevibes / Diffusion

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Sinevibes updates Dynamo, Turbo, Turbulence and Sequential plugins

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Sinevibes Mac OS X Plugins

Sinevibes has updated its Dynamo, Turbo, Turbulence and Sequential plugins for Mac, which enhance their user interfaces and bring new utility features.

Changes in Sinevibes plugins

  • Dynamo v1.3.0: Redesigned user interface with newly arranged sequencer controls.
  • Turbulence v1.0.2: Minor user interface enhancements.
  • Turbo v1.2.4: New waveshape model selector graphics.
  • Sequential v1.1.1: Minor user interface enhancements; Option-click randomization on effect parameter sliders.

Updates for Dynamo, Turbo, Turbulence and Sequential are immediately available free of charge to all existing users. New licenses for these plugins can be purchased for prices ranging from $29 USD to $49 USD.

More information: Sinevibes

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WaveShaper releases Stix305 and Algo Operator sample packs

WaveShaper has introduced two new packs featuring the very rare Stix305 analogue drum machine, and some digital FM drum sounds with Algo~Operator.

New WaveShaper sample packs

  • WaveShaper Stix305

    Stix305 – The SoundMaster Stix 305 is a very rare analogue drum machine from the early eighties. 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.

  • WaveShaper Algo Operator

    Algo Operator – Algorithms, operators and opaque sub-menus programing : FM synthesis is not very friendly, but also a very rewarding world for creating new sounds, and a still rather unexplored territory when it comes to drum synthesis. With this new WaveShaper kit, don’t worry about spending hours programming, this sample pack is ready to use and generously gathers 250 percussive one shot samples created with FM synths. This kit was created by using mainly a Yamaha TX81-Z rackmount synth from 1987, with 12bit converters and a quite gritty sound. Don’t expect much to find the usual analogue-like drums samples, it’s all about designing abstract micro sounds, pure tones, sharp transients or percussion simulacra with a twist. Some well-known fm sounds from the 80s are also included to make this kit more than complete.

The Stix305 pack (54 one shot samples + 13 loops, all 24bit/48khz, stereo Wav files) is available to purchase for $2.90 USD; the Algo Operator (250 categorized one-shot samples, 48khz-24bit stereo Wav files) is $5.90 USD. Free packs can be download from the WaveShaper website.

More information: WaveShaper

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Blue Cat Audio updates MB Dynamix Pack multiband plug-ins bundle

Blue Cat MB Dynamix Pack

Blue Cat Audio has updated the MB Dynamix Pack, a multiband processing plug-ins bundle for Windows and Mac.

This upgrade introduces a new plug-in: a dual channel version for Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer. It also includes several enhancements for all plug-ins, bringing better performance and precision to streamlined multiband side chaining capabilities.

Changes in MB Dynamix Pack

  • Output data rate (MIDI CC or automation) can now be customized, from 20 to 500 Hz.
  • Increased the default output data rate (from 20 to 50 Hz) for smoother side chaining and more precise spectrum display.
  • Windows: improved settings dialog loading time.
  • Mac: global user interface performance improvement (up to 20% lighter on cpu).
  • [Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 1.1] A “dual channel” version of the plug-in is now available. It can process the left/right or mid/side channels separately.

The MB Dynamix Pack is available to purchase for 259 EUR / $339 USD. The plug-ins are also available separately and in other bundles.

More information: Blue Cat Audio / MB Dynamix Pack

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Sinevibes releases Turbulence modular waveshape sequencer AudioUnit plugin

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Sinevibes Turbulence

Sinevibes has announced the release of Turbulence, an effect plugin for creating rich animated synth textures.

At it’s core it employs unique waveshaping algorithms that drastically transform the input signal, enriching it’s spectral content. But most fun stuff comes from it’s flexible step sequencer which drives waveshape modulation, envelope matrix and model matrix, allowing you to create almost any rhythmical pattern imaginable. With all these tools combined, Turbulence can easily turn simple waveforms into a huge variety of complex motion sounds with incredible richness and character.

Turbulence features

  • Sequencer with up to 32 steps, variable swing and speed.
  • Waveshape matrix with 6 high-definition algorithms.
  • Envelope matrix with 6 shapes, adjustable time and smoothness.
  • Intuitive, high-contrast user interface.

Turbulence is available to purchase for $39 USD. It requires Mac OS 10.5 or later, and a 32 or 64 bit AudioUnit host application that supports Cocoa user interface technology.

More information: Sinevibes / Turbulence

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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

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