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Synth Magic releases Black Widow synth library for Kontakt

Synth Magic Black Widow

Synth Magic has announced Black Widow, a synthesizer and sequencer instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Our latest instrument, based on sounds taken from various analogue synths including Moog Sonic 6, Yamaha CS20M and passed through various analogue filters and vintage valve pre-amps to twist the sounds into new exciting waveforms.

Big analogue sounds pour from Black Widow with ease thanks to passing some of the samples through vintage valve pre-amps and pushing them hard to make sounds that have depth and bite to them.
Black Widow has two OSC’s comprising of 26 waveforms which can be selected via the waveform menu system. All sounds are loaded into the instrument at once and can be selected via the user interface and mixed together using the variety of controls in the user interface.

Easily create biting bass and lead sounds, gorgeous analogue pads and strings, off the wall analogue synth sounds and effects.

Black Widow also comes with a new sequencer. The inspiration for this sequencer came from the sequential Circuits Pro-One synthesiser. Black Widow’s sequencer has lot’s of extra twists and the ability to sequence waveforms. The Black Widow sequencer has been scripted from scratch and allows you to key in notes from your midi keyboard.

The Black Widow library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £20 GBP (regular £25 GBP). Requires full version of Kontakt 5.2.1 or higher.

More information: Synth Magic / Black Widow

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SampleTekk offers up to 65% off selected sample libraries

SampleTekk has launched a limited time sale, offering up to 65% off its Renaissance Flutes, The Big One Yamaha C7 Grand Piano, Mk seventy-three, and BOB – Orchestral Brass sample libraries.

SampleTekk Sale

SampleTekk Sale

  • Renaissance Flutes – A complete set of recorders, Bass, Alto, Tenor, Soprano and Sopranino, beautifully played by one of Sweden’s top flutists. Regular Price $119 – On Sale $49
  • TBO, The Big One – Yamaha C7 Grand Piano with 93 unique samples/recorded note! Regular Price $199 – On Sale $89
  • Mk seventy-three – The Rhodes challenger! Recorded through a a Fender Twin – The way it was supposed to. Regular Price $140 – On Sale $49
  • BOB – Orchestral Brass – BOB gives you French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet and Tuba. Regular Price $98 – On Sale $39

The sale ends January 20th, 2014.

More information: SampleTekk

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Dark Side of the Tune releases DX FM sample pack

Dark Side of the Tune DX FM

Dark Side of the Tune has released DX FM, a free sample library made with the DX200 synthesizer by Yamaha.

Very little outboard processing was used to retain the character of the synth. Crystalline keys, cutting drums, and alien robot noise make this sample library a must have for anyone wanting sonic edge for their productions.

This library contains 39 one-shot sounds in 44.1 kHz WAV files, in 24 and 16 bit resolution.

If you would like to contribute to these free libraries, please head to www.darksideofthetune.com and purchase one of the libraries available in the store.

The sample pack is available as a free download from Dark Side of the Tune’s SoundCloud page.

More information: Dark Side of the Tune / DX FM

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Sonic Charge releases Cyclone free TX16W emulation

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Sonic Charge has announced the release of Cyclone, a free software emulation of the Yamaha TX16W sampler from 1988.

Sonic Charge Cyclone

Cyclone is a true low-level hardware emulator. It simulates all the important circuits of the Yamaha TX16W, including the main 68000 CPU, the properietary Yamaha DSP circuits, the 12-bit sample memory and the 400kHz non-linear DACs. Cyclone not only looks like a real TX16W, it sounds like a real TX16W and it runs the exact same software as a real TX16W.

That last sentence is worth elaborating on. We have not merely created a new virtual instrument with a vintage sound, neither is Cyclone an updated version of Typhoon. Cyclone features a full 68000 emulator that runs the exact same version of Typhoon that was released 14 years ago. This implies that using Cyclone will require a bit more effort than your average modern virtual instrument. But this can also be a very rewarding experience. Regard Cyclone as a time travel portal to an era from the past. The era of the monster dinosaur samplers.

Cyclone for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is a free download.

More information: Sonic Charge

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TW-Sounds releases Yamaha FB-01 Vol 2 for Kontakt

TW-Sounds FB-01 Vol 2

TW-Sounds has released FB-01 Vol.2, a collection of sounds from the vintage FB-01 FM synthesizer by Yamaha.

This is the Bundle Vol.2 of all sample libraries from the FB-01. It includes the Part I and Part II of the Vol.2.

The samples are recorded from the old vintage FB-01 FM Synthesizer from Yamaha. The Bundle include 20 Instruments mapped in Kontakt 5 with a GUI for manipulation of the sounds. Include also EXS24 and wav files.

FB-01 Vol.2 for Kontakt and EXS24 is available to purchase for the introductory price of £4.99 GBP. The price will increase with future updates (10 new sounds by the end of February, and 10 more in Mid April, 2014).

Until January 4th, the Yamaha FB-01 Bundle is available for just £4.99 GBP, and FB-01 Part I (Kontakt) is free over the Holidays.

More information: TW-Sounds

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Line 6 to be acquired by Yamaha Corporation

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Yahama & Line 6

Yamaha and Line 6 have announced a definitive agreement for Yamaha to acquire Line 6, a leading manufacturer of innovative solutions for musicians.

The acquisition expands Yamaha’s portfolio of modeling guitar processing products as well as pro-audio equipment, and offers new and exciting opportunities for accelerated growth for both companies.

Line 6 products have been at the cutting edge of digital audio development for musicians and audio professionals since the company pioneered the digital modeling guitar amplifier in 1996. Line 6 continues to deliver innovation and excellence across its industry-leading portfolio, including POD® multi-effect processors, digital effects, guitar amplifiers, modeling guitars, a range of professional instrument and microphone digital wireless systems, digital live sound mixers, speakers, as well as iOS interfaces.

Under the terms of the agreement, Yamaha will operate Line 6 as a wholly owned subsidiary to fully realize the compelling opportunities for the two brands with Line 6’s operations continuing as before and its management team remaining in place.

“I am very happy that Line 6, which has been creating innovative products and creating new market opportunities consistently over its history, will become a member of the Yamaha group. We look forward to accelerating our growth strategy by pursuing the beneficial effects from both companies and by utilizing Line 6’s core brand power centered on guitarists that is so highly regarded worldwide as well as its unique technology, planning and development capabilities” said Mr. Takuya Nakata, President of Yamaha Corporation.

“For over 30 years of developing products, and even further back to my earliest memories as a developing musician, Yamaha has been the brand for which I have always had the most respect,” said Line 6 co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Marcus Ryle. “Yamaha has consistently set the standard in our industry for quality and innovation, and I am very proud for Line 6 to now be a part of this incredible legacy.”

“Yamaha’s acquisition of Line 6 will help accelerate the realization of our vision to drive innovation for musicians across the globe,” said Line 6 CEO and President Paul Foeckler. “We’re proud that Yamaha recognizes the innovation and value in our people, IP and processes and we’re excited about the opportunities ahead to expand our reach”

More information: Line 6 / Yamaha

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Binary Music launches Holiday Sale – 50% off

Binary Music has announced a 50% discount on its products until the end of 2013.

Binary Music Sale

Until the end of the year, all Binary Music libraries and bundles for Kontakt, Ableton Live and Logic are on offer at 50% of the regular price.

Binary Music libraries

  • ARP Odyssey.
  • Crosswave (Ensoniq SQ80).
  • Electrophonics (modular synth system).
  • PD1000 (Casio CZ1000).
  • Solina String Ensemble.
  • Valve 4 Op (Yamaha TX81Z).

Prices start at $9.50 USD. The sale ends January 1st, 2014.

More information: Binary Music

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