UVI has introduced Digital Synsations, a massive library inspired by four 90s classic keyboards – the Yamaha SY77, the Korg M1, the Roland D50 and the Ensoniq VFX.
Digital Synsations includes over 500 patches expertly programmed on a fully restored Yamaha SY77, Korg M1, Roland D50 and Ensoniq VFX‚ used by many of the greats including Depeche Mode, The Cure, Pet Shop Boys, Vangelis, Brian Eno, Toto, 808 State, Jean Michael Jarre and more.
The custom patches were deeply multi-sampled using top-shelf equipment and edited to perfection before being sent off for professional mastering. These sonics became the foundation for UVI new hybrid instrument and combined with the UVI Engine give you the true character of these classic synths with all of the peculiarities and programming by products intact. Extremely easy to use and fast to edit environment complete with all the features you expect from a modern virtual instrument.
If you’re looking for a new take on the 90′s sound, or just some new classic synth inspiration, then look no further.
Digital Synsations is available to purchase for $199 USD. Requires UVI Workstation 2 or MachFive 3.
Martin78 has announced the release of a free Yamaha TG500/SY85 drum and fx sample library.
The 1992 Yamaha TG500 is the rack version of the SY85 workstation.
Free 48khz 16bit sample pack of ALL drum and fx waveforms. Waveforms – it means, no internal effects were used, no layers. Pure samples looped as originals. Every waveform recorded few times in different pitch.
Recorded thru Akai s5000 sampler, then DC adjusted, normalized, denoised, trimed and looped on Windows.
Hideaway Studio has announced the release of Zero-1, a synthesizer sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Zero-1 is based on the Yamaha CS01 synthesizer.
Zero-1 is in essence a single oscillator virtual analog synthesizer (VA) loosely based on the CS01 monosynth which was released in 1982 as an affordable entry into the world of analog synthesis… but with a twist! Rather than simply sample the basic DCO oscillators from the original instrument I thought it might be more interesting to first pass them through a tube overdrive and Watkins Copicat tape delay. Mangling the raw oscillators in this manner injected a significant amount of character and movement to the original waveforms – even the splice in the tape loop adds something! Five oscillators were multi-sampled in 24-bits in this manner: triangle, sawtooth, 50% square, 25% square and PWM.
One unique feature of the Zero-1 is the ability to switch between a Mk I and Mk II CS01 filter emulation. This selects either a 12dB/oct or 24dB/oct filter and changes the livery of the control panel to match the original variants – a flash of genius by Stephen Howell at Hollow Sun!
Vintage Synth Pads has announced Lush Life, a soundset for the Lush-101 software synthesizer by D16 Group.
Lush Life is a new set of 150+ presets and 60+ new timbers for Lush101. Over 210+ new sonic elements.
In this collection we focus on pads and emulations of classic hardware. This classic collection was inspired by and will remind you of: D50, Dx7, ObXa, Expander, Odyssey, CS80, Moog Modular.
We did our best to emulate some of the sounds and styles from these classics but in a modern way. Many presets are layers of multiple synths such as a D50 and CS80. Of course, there are more then just pads but that is the main focus.
Also included: Bass, Leads, Keys, Apegs, Fx.
The soundset will cost $34.95 USD. It is now available to pre-order at a 30% discount, use code 30now at checkout Lush Life will be available within 2 weeks (the discount will end upon release).
Take 6 iconic vintage synthesizers, carefully restore them, create a massive array of presets and deeply multi-sample them, professionally process and master the sounds, infuse them into the industry proven UVI Engine–giving you endless sound shaping options, then wrap the results in immaculately prepared GUIs and you’ve got UVI Vintage Legends; 6 brand-new soft synths with the brilliant depth and character of classic hardware.
Instantly call up inspiration from the Yamaha CS-70M, CS-40M and CS-20M, the crazy Italian Elka Synthex, the Rhodes Chroma, the king of FM—the Yamaha DX1, the rare DK Synergy, and rediscover the classic K250.
The Iconic Synth Collection is available for the introductory price of $299 USD (regular $349 USD). Individual synth libraries are $99 USD each.
Propellerhead Software has announced the release of the PX7 FM Synthesizer, a new Rack Extension for Reason.
The PX7 FM Synthesizer is a six operator FM synth for the Reason rack. As a faithful recreation of the popular DX series keyboards, it provides a wealth of new sounds, ranging from classic 80′s bass and brass to modern textures, leads and growls.
PX7 FM Synthesizer features
Six operator classic FM synthesis for the Reason rack.
32 selectable algorithms.
Advanced envelope generator.
Includes tons of classic and vintage presets, ranging from 80′s bass to keys and brass.
Comes with a set of new, exclusive patches for modern music productions.
PX7 does not require a full understanding of FM synthesis—the macro controls make tweaking sounds fast, easy and fun.
Propellerhead’s online patch converter lets you convert any Yamaha DX7 patch to PX7 format.
CV control of operator levels lets you apply modulation from any device in the Reason rack.
Combine two PX7 synths with the Combinator to easily create layered sounds that never was possible with the hardware it’s based on.