Primal Audio has released version 1.1 of FM4, a 4-operator synthesizer app for iOS.
Modelled on the popular DX series from the 1980s FM4 provides the same gritty sound, with a modern interface, and without being bound by the limitations of the original units.
Every aspect of the hardware — from envelope curves to sine-table sizes and quantisation errors to digital-to-analogue converters — has been meticulously analysed, in order to recreate the raw and dirty sound of the original units.
Changes in FM4 v1.1
- Audiobus support.
- iOS 7.0.x crash has been fixed.
- Performance boost: the UI responsiveness has been drastically improved.
- App-size has been reduced with more than 60%.
- The manual is up.
- Added a tempo popover with manual control of the tempo.
- Added a waveform popover with an overview of waveforms.
- Minor bug fixes.
FM4 is available for purchase for $9.99 USD.
A free FM4 Lite version is now also available.
The lite version is fully functional except for the following limitations:
- MIDI is disabled.
- Inter-app Audio is disabled.
- Audiobus is disabled.
- Saving is disabled.
- Only 40 factory presets are included.
More information: Primal Audio
Synthogy has announced that all of its Ivory II virtual piano products are now available both as boxed products and via digital delivery.
Authorized music products resellers may order Synthogy products through ILIO’s Skuport digital delivery system. ILIO is Synthogy’s exclusive North American distributor.
When a customer orders the download version of any Ivory II virtual piano product from an authorized reseller, the reseller may place a custom purchase order at www.skuport.com. When the order is placed Skuport automatically processes the purchase order and sends download links and serial codes directly to the customer through the reseller’s email account. This method protects the reseller’s relationship with their customer while providing the quickest, most reliable method of digital delivery in the industry.
Synthogy products available for download include:
- Ivory II-Grand Pianos, a collection of three classic grand pianos including the Bosendorfer(R) Imperial Grand, German Steinway(R) D Concert Grand and Yamaha(R) C7 Grand.
- Ivory II-American Concert D, featuring a famous New York Steinway D selected by Steinway for artist promotion and concert hall specification.
- Ivory II-Italian Grand, the 10 foot concert grand used by music’s most influential artists.
- Ivory II-Upright Pianos, a collection of four hand-selected upright pianos including a new Yamaha U5, a 1914 A.M. Hume vintage upright, a honky tonk barroom piano, and a real tack piano, all suitable for modern rock, retro and vintage music.
All Synthogy products come with the Ivory II piano engine, which features their exclusive Harmonic Resonance Modeling, half pedaling, lid position control, adjustable pedal noise, tuning tables, parametric EQ, lush reverb, a synth layer, plus many other features. The products may be used as plug-ins in a digital audio workstation or stand-alone.
More information: Synthogy
Cineplus has released The Duet EP, a sample based e-piano instrument reminiscent of the 80’s.
the Duet EP is based on 2 classic patches. One is a DX7 Patch, the other is an RD-1000 Patch (without chorus), which have been edited, sampled and combined up to 16 times, to create a totally new, but classic and original electric piano instrument.
The Duet features
- 1: The Rack — 8 x DX7 Electric Piano
Imagine playing 8 FM E-pianos 1 at a time. And applying to each one a different pitch, pan and delay. Now you can. We sampled the DX7 FM e-piano using the same care you would expect from a Grand Piano sampling. 88 individual keys, each in 17 velocity layers, using the finest analog equipment: Custom high end DI, Apogee Converters and an analog Studer Console.
- 2: M-Possible — 8 x MKS-20 EP-2
We used the highest sampling standards to capture the essence of the sweetest and most dynamics e-piano in the history. Without Chorus! Why no chorus? because if you play different notes in different times with “baked” chorus, the result is a mess. We recreated a live and editable chorus by layering 8X EP2 layers.
The Duet EP is available for purchase for $29.99 USD. Requires Logic Pro X to take full advantage of the live editable Stacks. For use in other DAWs, The Duet EP comes with a generic EXS format, with a “baked” 16x bonus stack.
More information: Cineplus / The Duet EP
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Binary Music has launched a Christmas Sale, offering a 50% discount on its sample libraries for a limited time.
Welcome to Binary Music. We produce sample libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt, Ableton Live, Apple Logic and Propellerheads Reason.
From vintage analogue classics like the ARP Odyssey or Solina, to digital classics such as the Ensoniq SQ80 or Yamaha TX81Z. Every single sample is professionally recorded and edited with care and attention to detail.
The sale ends January 1st, 2015.
More information: Binary Music
Primal Audio has launched FM4, a synthesizer app for iOS.
FM4 is a four operator FM synthesizer for iPad. Modelled on the first commercially available FM synths from the 1980s FM4 provides the same gritty sound, with a modern interface, and without being bound by the limitations of the original units. For example we have thrown in an arpeggiator, a thick unison mode, and a pitch envelope with a tweakable curve ideal for percussive sounds. Thus FM4 is capable of producing a multitude of sounds, ranging from punchy basses, crystal-clear bells, and lush pads, to organic textures, striking drums, and piercing leads.
- 4 operators, configurable via eight different routings.
- 3 sound engines modelled on 1980s hardware units.
- 8 waveforms derived from classic FM synths.
- Unison: 2x, 3x, and 4x — works in polyphonic mode.
- Microtuning with eight different temperaments.
- Arpeggiator, tempo-syncable with up, down, up-down, and random patterns.
- Connectivity: supports Inter-App Audio, Background Audio, and MIDI (Audiobus is planned).
- Polyphonic: 8 voices on iPad-mini/iPad 2, 24 voices on iPad Air.
- 128 Presets organised into eight banks — user presets can be imported/exported through iTunes.
The app is available for purchase for the introductory price of $0.99 USD through December, 2014.
More information: Primal Audio
Gospelmusicians has launched TGX-85, a Yamaha SY-85/TG-500 virtual instrument library eXpansion for Pure Synth Platinum. In keeping with the amazing structure of as PSP, we have included ALL of the raw waveforms from the actual … read more
Gospelmusicians has introduced TGX-85, a Yamaha SY-85/TG-500 virtual instrument library eXpansion for the Pure Synth Platinum urban workstation instrument. In keeping with the amazing structure of as PSP, we have included ALL of the raw … read more
Bedroom Producers Blog has announced the release of Toy Keyboard Bass Station, a free sample pack containing a set of multi-sampled bass instrument patches in WAV format and a set of instrument mappings for NI … read more
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Steinberg has announced upcoming music production workshops in the United Kingdom. Together with Yamaha and sE Electronics, Steinberg has scheduled tour dates from Poole in the South to Perth up in Scotland. As a part … read more
99Sounds has launched Bass City, a free sample pack featuring sounds from the Korg EX-800, Yamaha TX81Z, and Korg Poly-800. Bass City is a free collection of synthesized bass samples created by Chad Beckwith from … read more
SampleTekk has announced the release of TVBO – Yamaha C7 Studio Grand, a virtual piano instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt. The Grand Piano used for the TVBO is a Yamaha C7. One of the most … read more
Native Instruments has announced the release of Circuit Halo, a new Maschine expansion library that combines intricately-sampled vintage synths and drum machines with contemporary patterns. CIRCUIT HALO’s sound set combines multi-sampled synths, classic drum machines, … read more
Outbound link: Native Instruments
/ Circuit Halo
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PinkNoise Studio has launched Analog Night Kontakt Edition, a sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt based on the best sounds of the Yamaha AN1x synthesizer. Yamaha AN1x is a powerful retro-analog synth, it uses DSP … read more
Audiobombs has announced the release of FM Series Vol.1, a free sound pack for Ableton Live. This is the first in a series of FM multi-sample packs from Audiobombs.com. We’ve scoured through hundreds of 4-OP … read more
Samplephonics has launched 34 Classic Drum Machine Samples, a new sample pack featuring the sounds of the Yamaha RX5 and Oberheim DX. The sounds of the 80’s instantly brought to a DAW near you. Next … read more
Drumdrops has announced the release of Yamaha Hybrid Kit Kontakt 5, a multi-sampled drum kit for Native Instruments Kontakt. The kit was built to be given away in a Computer Music Magazine Recording Special magazinr, … read more
Dexed is a multi-platform, multi-format synthesizer instrument plug-in that is closely modeled on the Yamaha DX7. Dexed uses music-synthesizer-for-android for the synth engine and JUCE as a plugin wrapper. The goal of this project is … read more
MakeMusic and Abbey Road Studios have announced the release Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand, a new virtual piano instrument. To create this new instrument, Yamaha’s flagship CFX Concert Grand piano was recorded in … read more
Outbound link: Garritan
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UVI has announced the release of EGP, a hybrid electric grand piano instrument based on the Yamaha CP-70. An entire piano studio at your fingertips, EGP was approached with the goal of creating the most … read more