Arturia releases V Collection 4 (incl Arturia Software Center)

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Arturia V Collection 4

Arturia has launched V Collection 4, the latest edition of its virtual instrument bundle, including new instruments Matrix 12 V, Solina, Spark 2 and Vox Continental V.

V Collection 4 puts the sounds of the most legendary synthesizers, electric keyboards, organs, string machines and drum kits, at your finger tips.

The V Collection completes what is missing in your DAW by giving you an arsenal of the best-proven instruments in history.

V Collection 4 features

  • Includes 13 software titles : Matrix-12 V, Spark2, Solina V, VOX Continental V, Mini V, Modular V, CS-80V, ARP2600 V, Prophet V & Prophet VS, Jupiter 8-V, Oberheim SEM V, Wurlitzer V, Analog Lab.
  • Each virtual instrument in the V COLLECTION can be used as a stand-alone application or as a plug-in within your favorite DAW.
  • Simple MIDI mapping to any keyboard controller.
  • No more e-licenser, no more dongle. Manage your licenses via our new ASC software.
  • The ability to work at up to 32bit/96kHz resolution, you can now make music on your computer the way you would with a Hardware synthesizer.
  • Thousands of high quality and innovative sound presets.
  • Thanks to TAE®, Arturia’s proprieritary technology, you have the guarantee that the sound coming from the different synthesizer recreations is as pure and phat as the original.
  • Polyphony goes from 2 to 32 voices, with unison possibilities…
  • All the features of the original synths have been recreated but more was added to take advantage of new possibilities including:
    • Modulation Matrices
    • New filter types
    • Step sequencers
    • Keyboard split and layer
    • Innovative modulation sources
    • Smart preset management
    • Additional effects
    • Arpeggiators
  • Manuals in English, Japanese and French.

With the release of V Collection 4, Arturia has also launched its Arturia Software Center.

The Arturia Software Center (Or ASC) is an application that takes care of your Arturia instruments. It is the entry point to activate your instruments on a computer. It makes your experience easy and simple.

The Arturia software center lets you download updates, try demos or reach the product page to learn more about a specific instrument or buy it.

V Collection 4 is available for purchase for 399 EUR / $399 USD.

More information: Arturia / V Collection 4

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Drum Broker intros Erik Jackson presents Midnight Melodies

The Drum Broker has launched Midnight Melodies, a sample pack featuring original samples by Erik Jackson.

Erik Jackson Midnight Melodies

First we have a Wurlitzer electric piano struck with Mallets and Plucked with guitar pick. Processed through EMI Vintage Plate Reverb. The Strings were plucked to create melodies, broke down in to 3 chordal categories. A minor – C minor – G minor. I also went back to the Wurlitzer and created pads to add to the melodies. These are lush sounding pads to add to the melodies. The sounds are not cut as perfect loops, I left the tails on for chopping them into new samples. They can be looped though.

The pads and the melodies were recorded through a Neve 5316. I also went back to the Wurlitzer and plucked the 3 minor scales I used for the melodies. You can easily load these scales onto your pads and play. Any pad you hit will sound good.

Next I recorded bass-line scales from the Moog Sub Phatty and Minitaur. These were recorded through the SSL AWS 900. There are also some chopped breaks to add to your arsenal, dig deep, dig in and create something different.

This entire sample pack is created in 3 chords and scales – A minor – C minor – G minor. Load the proper sounds in your sampler and tear it up. This is a very creative pack, made for very creative individuals.

The sample pack is available for purchase for $24.99 USD.

More information: Drum Broker / Midnight Melodies

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50% off AAS Lounge Lizard EP-4 at Plugin Boutique

Plugin Boutique has announced a Friday Flash Sale on the Lounge Lizard EP-4 electric piano instrument by Applied Acoustics Systems.

50% off AAS Lounge Lizard EP-4

Lounge Lizard EP-4 is an electric piano synthesizer plug-in delivering authentic Rhodes and Wurltizer sounds in a everything you need package.

Lounge Lizard EP-4 features

  • Entirely based on physical modeling for outstanding sound quality.
  • Top quality preset library.
  • Real time calculation of sound—no samples.
  • 32-bit floating point internal processing.
  • Sample rates up to 192kHz.
  • Easy sharing of presets.
  • Unlimited undo/redo capability.
  • Standard plug-in formats support.
  • MIDI program change support.
  • High quality integrated master effects: chorus, delay, and reverb.
  • Host tempo synchronization.
  • Dynamic voice allocation and CPU overhead protection.

Lounge Lizard EP-4 is available from Plugin Boutique at a 50% discount until September 22nd, 2014.

More information: Plugin Boutique / Lounge Lizard EP-4

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The Loop Loft releases free Rhodes & Wurlitzer loops feat. Jonah Smith

The Loop Loft has released a free sample pack featuring Rhodes & Wurlitzer loops by Jonah Smith.

We’re happy to bring you some incredible (and free) loops using vintage Rhodes and Wurlitzer keyboards from an old friend of The Loop Loft (and amazing musician), Jonah Smith.

The 78 MB download contains loops in REX2, AIFF and WAV (24bit/48kHz audio) formats, so you can use the loops in any music software.

More information: The Loop Loft / Rhodes & Wurlitzer loops

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HeadlessBuddha Samples releases Lo-Fi Wurly

HeadlessBuddha Samples has launched Lo-Fi Wurly, a virtual Wurlitzer piano instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

HeadlessBuddha Samples Lo-Fi Wurly

Few months ago, Sanches got his hands into his friend’s 200A Wurlitzer to record some lines for his psychedelic rock project. That Wurly sounded so raw and full of character and soul to his ears that he decided to keep some samples for him. He used two sets of gear to record these samples: The first was pretty lo-fi-ish and gritty; the second was more of a warm and semi-clean recording.

Lo-Fi Wurly features

  • 1 Kontakt instrument.
  • 4 Velocity layers.
  • A custom GUI with 4 effects (distortion, phaser, delay and convolution reverb).
  • 550 MB of 44.1kHz/16 bit .wav format samples.
  • All recorded on an old cassette tape recorder.
  • A set of 17 custom impulse responses.
  • Custom vibrato script controlled via Mod-wheel.

The sample library is available to purchase for $16 USD.

More information: HeadlessBuddha Samples / Lo-Fi Wurly

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