New Sonic Arts has updated two of its instrument plug-ins for Windows and Mac.

Vice is a powerful loop sampler/slicer.

Breathe new life into your loops with Vice, the inspiring and powerful loop sampler. Quickly load loops from the integrated loop browser, slice them in an instant with the intelligent transient detection algorithm and effortlessly export your grooves to your DAW via MIDI drag and drop.

Changes in Vice v1.2506

  • Added new History View in the browser.
  • BPM and Beats value can be edited by keyboard in hosts.
  • Various bug fixes and minor enhancements.
New Sonic Arts Granite

Granite is a granular texture generator instrument.

Granite’s unique sound engine melds a state-of-the-art granular processor, an innovative modulation system and a suite of grain-level FX, resulting in a degree of musicality not achieved before with granular synthesis. The compact user interface takes full advantage of hardware graphics acceleration for a uniquely absorbing audio-visual experience, and the slick and intuitive workflow makes working with Granite’s powerful engine a breeze.

Changes in Granite v1.5753

  • Added new History View in the browser.
  • Various bug fixes and minor enhancements.

Vice and Granite are available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/standalone), priced at 79 EUR each.

More information: New Sonic Arts