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Eventide Blackhole Reverb Pedal

Eventide's Blackhole Reverb Pedal: Beyond the Event HorizonEventide has announced immediate availability of Blackhole® – a reverb pedal as big and mysterious as the cosmos. Escape Earth and create haunting echoes, ethereal landscapes and otherworldly ambience.

Like all Eventide pedals, Blackhole allows players to fine-tune every aspect of the effect. With its new user-friendly, intuitive interface, just about anyone can shoot for the moon and land beyond the known universe. A historic element of Eventide’s sound, the Blackhole algorithm was introduced in Eventide's DSP4000 Ultra-Harmonizer® hardware processor and now opens a host of possibilities on a pedalboard. With Blackhole, users can pick and choose from five otherworldly presets to create supermassive atmospheres with the ethereal reverb of Blackhole, soar through nimbus clouds with the airy delay of Dark Matter, achieve sonic supernovas with the resounding swirl of Nebula, experience an uncharted galaxy of sound with the warmth of Singularity, and achieve a stellar rotation of sonority with Pulsar – or get creative and create presets on their own...

Continue reading: Eventide's Blackhole Reverb Pedal: Beyond the Event Horizon in News.
M-Audio Keystation 88 MK3 Keyboard Controller

M-Audio releases the new Keystation 88 MK3 USB/MIDI Keyboard Controller
M-Audio, synonymous with innovative music production technology, today announced the introduction and immediate availability of their new Keystation 88 MK3 USB/MIDI keyboard controller. This new addition to the best-selling Keystation family brings 88 velocity-sensitive keys and comprehensive controls that expand the range of playable notes, expressive capabilities, and enhance the player’s recording workflow, all in a lightweight, gig-ready package.

Keystation 88 MK3 includes octave range buttons, pitch-bend and modulation controls, and a volume control to play, perform and record with music software without requiring a mouse or trackpad. It also features transport controls and a ¼-inch (6.3mm) sustain pedal input to use an external control pedal, such as the M-Audio SP2 (sold separately), for genuine piano sustain. The Keystation 88 MK3 adds 5-pin MIDI output and semi-weighted keys as a step-up from the Keystation Mini 32 MK3 and Keystation 49 MK3...

Continue reading: M-Audio releases the new Keystation 88 MK3 USB/MIDI Keyboard Controller in News.
Native Instruments MASCHINE+ Production System

Native Instruments announces MASCHINE+, a Standalone Performance and Production System
Native Instruments has announced MASCHINE+, an entirely standalone system that embeds the iconic MASCHINE workflow into a powerful, flexible groovebox that can be used without a computer.

“This release marks a pivotal moment in Native’s history,” says CIO and President, Mate Galic, “and it’s something that’s been highly requested by the MASCHINE community. Since day one, MASCHINE has been about combining the power of modern computers with a fast, fun, hardware-based workflow. Today we come full circle by combining those key elements – together with some of the most iconic sounds from KOMPLETE – in a powerful standalone instrument. Not only is MASCHINE+ a new flagship for our range, it also sets a new benchmark for exciting future products and continued development.”

MASCHINE+ brings new freedom to the same fast, fun, and flexible approach to making music inherent to the rest of the MASCHINE line...

Continue reading: Native Instruments announces MASCHINE+, a Standalone Performance and Production System in News.
Eventide Generate Polysynth Plug-In

Take Chaos to the Next Level with Newfangled Audio's Generate Polysynth from EventideTake chaos to the next level with Generate, a marquee polysynth developed by Newfangled Audio and distributed by Eventide. Generate combines all the features expected in a first-class synthesizer with revolutionary chaotic oscillators to create beautifully complex pads, warm moving keys, jittery sequenced basses, out-of-control leads, and “oh my God” textures.

With Generate, what initially looks like randomness contains underlying patterns, interconnectedness, constant feedback loops, repetition, self-similarity, fractals, and self-organization. Each of Generate’s five chaotic generators brings out these underlying patterns to create an oscillator that can smoothly fade from a sine wave to total chaos, with an expanse of territory to explore in between. The musical textures created include distortion, harmonics, grunge, static, and noise – all of which can be predictably or unpredictably modulated...

Continue reading: Take Chaos to the Next Level with Newfangled Audio's Generate Polysynth from Eventide in News.
Arturia KeyStep 37 MIDI Keyboard Controller

Arturia releases KeyStep 37 MIDI Keyboard Controller
KeyStep 37 is a controller evolved to meet the creative needs of musicians across the board. Intuitive appointments like Chord mode, Scale mode, and real-time LED note feedback make it the perfect option for beginner beat-makers and composers. Instant MIDI CC control, advanced connectivity and a high-end compact keybed make it a reliable solution for professionals.

KeyStep 37 is a controller built to inspire, designed to let users interact and experiment with their music like never before - the new core of your setup.

The creative idea generator
Transform single note melodies and unfinished ideas into musical stepping stones. Choose from multiple chord voicings, instrument-like strum effects, and expressive velocity settings and make your music really sing. Map out KeyStep 37’s keybed with a scale of your choice using Scale mode and never play a wrong note again. Tap into your MIDI hardware and software with assignable 16 MIDI CC parameters across 4 switchable banks...

Continue reading: Arturia releases KeyStep 37 MIDI Keyboard Controller in News.
Best Service The Orchestra Complete 2 and Horns Of Hell

Best Service releases The Orchestra Complete 2 and TO Horns Of Hell
With "The Orchestra", "The Orchestra Complete" and "TO - Strings of Winter" a very simple approach to orchestral composition became reality. At last, it is possible to compose ensemble sketches with minimal effort in a playfully and simple way, as well as complex orchestral arrangements. This core features made our "The Orchestra" family one of the most popular the virtual instruments worldwide.

Now we proudly present two new Best Service products from the "The Orchestra" series. "The Orchestra Complete 2" as the flagship of the "The Orchestra" product family combines the force of the original 80-piece orchestra with additional articulations and powerful features. It now includes not only "Strings Of Winter" but also brandnew "Horns Of Hell". On top you will get new features like additional presets and multi-instruments, a revised preset browser, MIDI export and more requested features...

Continue reading: Best Service releases The Orchestra Complete 2 and TO Horns Of Hell in News.
iZotope RX 8 Audio Edit and Repair Software

iZotope Releases RX 8 and Announces Updates to Flagship SuitesiZotope Inc., the experts in intelligent audio technology, has released RX 8, the latest update to its flagship audio repair and enhancement software, as well as launched RX Post Production Suite 5. Additionally, iZotope announced that Music Production Suite 4 will be coming this fall.

RX, which has made audio repair easier for musicians and post professionals for over a decade, continues to be the industry-standard audio repair tool used on countless albums, movies, and TV shows to restore damaged, noisy audio to pristine condition. Its newest version is a complete toolkit for audio cleanup and restoration needs at any level, from content creators to music producers to post production professionals.

The two-time Engineering Emmy® Award-winning RX Advanced now allows audio professionals greater audio fidelity, whether repairing streamed dialogue with new features like...

Continue reading: iZotope Releases RX 8 and Announces Updates to Flagship Suites in News.
Free Pendulate Monosynth Plug-In

Eventide Unleashes Chaos with Free Newfangled Audio Pendulate MonosynthFor those bored of the same old synth sounds, Newfangled Audio's Pendulate offers something truly new – and free. Most synthesizers sound similar because they’re based on the same technologies. Pendulate is refreshingly different – a chaotic monosynth that uses a brand-new oscillator technique to create previously unheard sounds – biting basses, searing leads, and gritty textures. Pendulate, distributed by Eventide, is available for immediate download free of charge.

Pendulate is based on the physics of a double pendulum. What initially looks like randomness contains underlying patterns, interconnectedness, constant feedback loops, repetition, self-similarity, fractals, and self-organization. When designing the Pendulate oscillator, great care was taken to bring out these underlying patterns. The result is an oscillator that can smoothly fade from a sine wave to total chaos, with an expanse of territory to explore in between.

Pendulate’s chaotic oscillator is matched with a wavefolder and low pass gate inspired by...

Continue reading: Eventide Unleashes Chaos with Free Newfangled Audio Pendulate Monosynth in News.
Native Instruments KOMPLETE 13 with GUITAR RIG 6 PRO

Native Instruments reveals KOMPLETE 13 with GUITAR RIG 6 PRO
Native Instruments today announced KOMPLETE 13, the latest generation of its flagship production suite, with new additions including some of the company’s biggest releases from the last two years. The launch will coincide with that of GUITAR RIG 6 PRO, a revamped version of Native’s amp and effects modelling lab.

For 17 years, KOMPLETE has brought the very best from Native Instruments into a comprehensive production package for artists of every level and genre. KOMPLETE 13 is the biggest collection yet, and is available in four sizes; SELECT, KOMPLETE 13, ULTIMATE, and Collector’s Edition. 


The latest generation sees some of Native Instrument’s biggest new releases join the lineup, including GUITAR RIG 6 PRO, CREMONA QUARTET (including STRADIVARI VIOLIN), ARKHIS, PHARLIGHT, STRAYLIGHT, MYSTERIA, SUPER 8, SESSION GUITARIST – ELECTRIC SUNBURST DELUXE, and NOIRE. 

There are four new additions to the KONTAKT Play Series – BUTCH VIG DRUMS, LO-FI GLOW, MODULAR ICONS, and CLOUD SUPPLY...

Continue reading: Native Instruments reveals KOMPLETE 13 with GUITAR RIG 6 PRO in News.
Friktion Modeled Strings Reason Rack Extension

Reason Studios announces Friktion Modeled Strings, a new Reason Rack Extension pluginReason Studios announces the release of Friktion Modeled Strings, a Rack Extension plugin for Reason. Friktion is tailored specifically for Reason’s virtual rack, which can be used in any digital audio workstation or for standalone music making.

Friktion is a physical modeling string synth designed to be a highly playable instrument with full control over every aspect of the sound, from the fundamental shape of the instrument itself to subtly adjusting finger placement and bow pressure. It excels at nuanced violin, viola, cello, and bass, but Friktion can also be used to create all manner of organic string sounds with expressive performance controls. Realistic sounds that seemed impossible to get right before are now a breeze with Friktion— at the same time also being a joy to play, with no complex setup.

“The magic with Friktion is how great it feels to play it,” says Mattias Häggström Gerdt, Reason Product Manager...

Continue reading: Reason Studios announces Friktion Modeled Strings, a new Reason Rack Extension plugin in News.
Blue Cat Re-Head Headphone Response Plug-In - Get 10% off!

Blue Cat Audio releases Re-Head Headphone Response Plug-In - Get 10% off!
For many audio professionals, listening on headphones is a necessary evil. Perhaps you need headphones when tracking? Perhaps you need to work away from your studio? Or perhaps your studio has that one neighbor that simply can't enjoy your creative output at 3 AM in the morning? Listening through headphones creates an unnatural sound that's quite different from how we hear music from speakers.

Re-Head will create a mixing room experience when using headphones, even when recording distorted guitars and other instruments that tend to sound unnaturally in-your-face in a headphone mix.

At the center is a head response model that mimics the effect of your own skull on your hearing when listening through loudspeakers. Add to that...

Continue reading: Blue Cat Audio releases Re-Head Headphone Response Plug-In - Get 10% off! in News.
Soundiron Didgeridoos Virtual Instrument

Soundiron releases Didgeridoos Virtual InstrumentDidgeridoos is a one-of-a-kind virtual instrument that provides a wide chromatic range of 16 individually tuned didgeridoos that gives users the power to create rhythms and melodies that have never been heard or played before with this instrument, created by William MacGavin and David Zagardo. It features a wide variety of sustaining rhythmic grooves, vowel sounds and beatbox-style staccatos and effect articulations.

The didgeridoo is an ancient wooden horn originally made and played by the Aboriginal Peoples of Australia, and is an instrument traditionally used for ceremonies and festivities. This virtual instrument was crafted with great respect for the Aboriginal Peoples of Australia, their culture, and their values. It is not intended to be used in a traditional context and has been designed to provide creative tools and new sonic possibilities for composers and musicians everywhere to explore. It is not intended to represent or replace the authentic realism, cultural importance and soul of traditional aboriginal musicianship and spiritual traditions...

Continue reading: Soundiron releases Didgeridoos Virtual Instrument in News.
Eventide ShimmerVerb Reverb Plug-In

Eventide Releases ShimmerVerb Reverb Plug-In For Desktop VST, AAX, AU and iOSEventide Audio has released its new ShimmerVerb plug-in, combining a massively lustrous reverb with parallel pitch shifters to add ethereal layers, making any signal “shimmer.” Producers and engineers have previously achieved this effect by using Eventide pitch-shifting hardware such as the H910, H949, or H3000 or other rack-mount units in combination with a reverb. This production technique was popularized by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno on U2’s The Unforgettable Fire. Now, this iconic sound has been refined and extended with a modern, unified interface that is great for adding dreamy ambiance to guitars, keys, synths, samples and vocals. In typical Eventide fashion, features have been added such as the ability to infinitely feedback the signal, resulting in cascading reverbs that smear into oblivion. Feedback can be further fine-tuned by specifying which frequencies are fed back through the low/mid/high cross-over network.

ShimmerVerb shines via its playable, performance-based parameters. The “Ribbon” is an easy-to-program performance macro allowing users to fluidly morph ShimmerVerb’s effect between two completely different settings...

Continue reading: Eventide Releases ShimmerVerb Reverb Plug-In For Desktop VST, AAX, AU and iOS in News.
Best Service Emotional Viola Virtual Instrument

Best Service releases Emotional Viola Virtual InstrumentEmotional Viola is the third member of the Emotional Strings series by Harmonic Subtones. This long anticipated and logical addition to the Cello and Violin represents a very comprehensive virtual instrument that is easy to play, and of course offers numerous possibilities for individual customization.

Not only does the Emotional Viola perfectly harmonize with the Cello and the Violin, it is also highly valued as solo instrument with its direct and unadulterated sound, its variety of essential to extraordinary articulations as well as true legato and rebowing.

Emotional Viola is the first choice if you are looking for the perfect instrument for film scoring, pop music, songwriting, classical or modern, avant-garde viola compositions!...

Continue reading: Best Service releases Emotional Viola Virtual Instrument in News.
Blue Cat Audio Analysis Plug-Ins - Get 10% off!

Blue Cat Audio updates Multitrack Audio Analysis Plug-Ins - Get 10% off!
Blue Cat Audio has released a free update for its multiple tracks audio analyzers, Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi, Oscilloscope Multi, and StereoScope Multi.

These special audio analysis plug-ins can communicate between instances: It is thus possible to visualize the spectrum, stereo image and waveform of multiple audio tracks on a single graph simultaneously. These tools also provide the ability to compare the characteristics of several tracks using spectrum, stereo image or phase difference analysis. The new versions (2.31) of the three plug-ins come with multiple performance improvements as well as a few bug fixes (full details below).

Demo versions can be downloaded in most popular plug-in formats for Mac and PC...

Continue reading: Blue Cat Audio updates Multitrack Audio Analysis Plug-Ins - Get 10% off! in News.
Groove Monkee Garage Rock Revival MIDI Drum Loops - Get 10% off!

Groove Monkee releases Garage Rock Revival MIDI Drum Loops - Get 10% off!Groove Monkee is pleased to announce the release of Garage Rock Revival. AKA "post-punk revival" or "new rock revolution" is a style of indie rock inspired by the 'garage rock' of the 1960's and the post-punk movement of the 1980s. It's characterized by heavy guitars, fast tempos and non-traditional song structures.

Song Format
This pack has 14 sets arranged as "songs" with intro, verse, chorus, bridge and outro. The verse and chorus sections have alternatives along with plenty of fills.

14 Full Length Tracks
Includes 14 full-length tracks by bands like The Vines, The Hives, The Von Bondies, The White Stripes, The Strokes, Interpol and The Subways, and more...

Continue reading: Groove Monkee releases Garage Rock Revival MIDI Drum Loops - Get 10% off! in News.
Eventide Undulator Tremelo Effect Plug-In

Eventide Releases Undulator Plug-In, Commits Proceeds to Social Justice InitiativesEventide Audio is releasing the plug-in version of the classic modulated tremolo effect Undulator and simultaneously making a commitment to social justice. “Eventide Audio is committed to supporting the fight against systemic racism and violence,” the company stated. “We hope that you will join us by listening, learning, and taking action. We embrace diversity and seek equality, justice, inclusion, and dignity for all. We stand in unity with the Black community and will take action by donating to organizations that support justice and social change. Eventide will be donating 100% of the proceeds of the Undulator desktop plug-in to the Equal Justice Initiative & NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.”

Undulator, a magical tremolo from Eventide’s iconic H3000 Harmonizer® effects processor, provides a unique rhythmic effect by combining ethereal feedback and detuned echoes which are fed through an AM / FM modulated tremolo. Whether used for manipulating samples or adding movement to strings, pads, guitars, and keys, Undulator is a muse for creative musicians. The plug-in is available for Mac, PC and iOS...

Continue reading: Eventide Releases Undulator Plug-In, Commits Proceeds to Social Justice Initiatives in News.
PreSonus Studio One 5 Music Software

PreSonus Studio One 5 Delivers Extensive Live Performance and Scoring Features and Much MorePreSonus®’ eagerly anticipated Studio One® 5.0 for macOS® and Windows® is here, and it’s packed with major new features. As usual with PreSonus upgrades and updates, a combination of innovative new features and users’ most requested features top the list of additions and improvements.

Studio One 5 introduces a powerful, fully integrated, live performance environment capable of running complete shows from a single computer. The Show Page combines playback of backing tracks with patch management for virtual and real instrument players inside a single window. Studio One Song channel strips, mixdowns, and virtual instrument patches can be directly exported to the Show, simplifying setup. Setlist items can be rearranged and skipped on the fly. With a dedicated full-screen performance view, adaptive real-time controls and a large meter, running a show is simple and reliable, whether you’re playing with backing tracks, controlling virtual instruments, running plug-ins as a virtual effects rack, or all three at the same time...

Continue reading: PreSonus Studio One 5 Delivers Extensive Live Performance and Scoring Features and Much More in News.
Sample Logic SYMPHONIC AI Orchestral Virtual Instrument

Sample Logic releases SYMPHONIC AI Orchestral Virtual Instrument
Introducing SYMPHONIC AI - Animated Intelligence: an awe-inspiring fusion of orchestral samples and synthesis driven by motion that results in intelligent, elegant and dynamic symphonic instruments. Developed in the Kontakt engine, Sample Logic has combined cutting edge performance engines with the pristine symphonic samples of Red Room Audio to deliver a 13 GB virtual instrument of 938 sleek and intelligently designed multi-sampled instruments and presets. Symphonic AI is an extremely versatile platform for unlimited creativity combining real world organic performances with algorithmic synthetic perfection.

SYMPHONIC ELEGANCE WITH SYNTHETIC FUSION
Take a deep dive into the symphonic orchestra meticulously captured in Bulgaria by Red Room Audio. These comprehensive recordings include a complete multi-sampled orchestra with ensembles of strings, woodwinds and brass instruments along with orchestrated variants of each. Also included...

Continue reading: Sample Logic releases SYMPHONIC AI Orchestral Virtual Instrument in News.
Output THERMAL Interactive Distortion Plug-In

Output Releases Interactive Distortion Effect, THERMAL
Output, Inc. is thrilled to announce the release of THERMAL, an interactive effect that allows you to easily create powerful and layered distortion sounds.

For years, distortion and saturation effects have only seen incremental advances. THERMAL breaks ground with a multi-stage engine that goes far beyond what multi-band distortions traditionally accomplish, inviting experimentation and inspiring creativity. The XY control provides an easy interface to enhance harmonics by tapping into its layered engines, each with analog and digital distortion algorithms, effects, modulation and imaging.

“If you’re familiar with Output, you know we like to take traditional ideas and flip them on their heads,” said Output CEO, Gregg Lehrman. “Finding and using distortion should be less mechanical and more creative. It should inspire sound design...

Continue reading: Output Releases Interactive Distortion Effect, THERMAL in News.
iZotope Stutter Edit 2 Rhythmic Processor

iZotope and GRAMMY-nominated Composer, BT, Launch Stutter Edit 2iZotope Inc., the experts in intelligent audio technology, has launched Stutter Edit® 2, the latest plug-in collaboration with GRAMMY®-nominated composer and electronic musician Brian Transeau (BT).

Stutter Edit 2 creates the famous “stutter” editing effect with one button, slicing audio into small fragments and sequencing the pieces into razor-sharp rhythmic effects, recreating techniques that previously took hours to perfect in a studio. In addition to these trademark stutter effects, performers and producers can juggle between a multitude of rhythmic gestures to build tension and create dynamics, both in live performances and studio arrangements.

This new version offers an easier setup experience and a greatly expanded suite of effects that give access to near-infinite combinations of sound...

Continue reading: iZotope and GRAMMY-nominated Composer, BT, Launch Stutter Edit 2 in News.
Accusonus Beatmaker Bundle Offer

Accusonus announces a unique, time-limited offer for beatmakersAccusonus announces a unique, time-limited offer for modern beatmakers. Their ​full collection of beat making tools will be available for $149 instead of $750 (reg. price) until the ​30th of June 2020​. Time-limited personal offers and upgrades are also available for existing accusonus users.

Accusonus’ ​beat making bundle consists of three innovative plugins that offer an exciting and intuitive approach to beat making. ​Drop a loop into ​Regroover and instantly convert it into stems. Isolate, remove or manipulate its individual elements & get countless variations out of a single loop! Add colour and polish the sound of your beats in seconds using ​Beatformer​’s simple and intuitive interface. Turn your tracks into a performance and jam with your beats using Rhythmiq.

The bundle also includes nine carefully-crafted expansion packs to spice up your beats!...

Continue reading: Accusonus announces a unique, time-limited offer for beatmakers in News.
Auto-Tune Reason Rack Extension

Legendary Auto-Tune comes to the Reason Rack
Reason Studios announces the release of Auto-Tune Reason as a native Rack Extension plugin for Reason. Auto-Tune Reason has been tailored specifically for the virtual rack in Reason with a custom workflow and integrated patches.

"Of course, everyone knows Auto-Tune's renowned pitch correction and immediately recognizable vocal effect. Now Reason users can effortlessly harness the essential features for sound design, vocal chains, and effect Combinators in Reason." said Mattias Häggström Gerdt, Reason Product Manager.

"We're thrilled to be bringing Auto-Tune to the arsenal of creative tools available for Reason," said Steve Berkley, CEO at Antares. "The signature Auto-Tune sound inside the revered Reason Studio is a beat-maker's dream...”

Continue reading: Legendary Auto-Tune comes to the Reason Rack in News.
EarMaster Music Training Software

Plugivery announces distribution of EarMaster Music Training SoftwareAvailable now via Plugivery Distribution and all reputable pro audio resellers worldwide, Plugivery proudly welcome EarMaster to their continuing list of distributed brands.

An ideal tool for your ear training, sight-singing practice and rhythm training at any skill level!

EarMaster is the #1 music theory trainer for all musicians who want to get better skills, from beginner level to very advanced.

Included Training Modes:
- Beginner's Course (219 lessons)
- General Workshops (14 workshops)
- Jazz workshops (14 workshops)
- Customized Exercises (12 activities)

Features :...

Continue reading: Plugivery announces distribution of EarMaster Music Training Software in News.
Cherry Audio Voltage Modular 2.0

Cherry Audio announces the release of Voltage Modular 2.0Cherry Audio is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated release of Voltage Modular 2.0! This truly massive new release is completely FREE for all Voltage Modular users, and brings innovative new features, workflow improvements, and new sonic possibilities to the realm of software modular synthesis. Voltage Modular 2.0 is the most feature-rich, sonically flexible software modular platform in the world.

A Universe Without Limits
Voltage Modular 2.0 blows away all patching limitations, and introduces groundbreaking new ways to build complex patches with fewer cables.

Previously, every jack in Voltage Modular was really six jacks, multed together. Version 2.0 allows an unlimited number of cables to be plugged into every jack, for endless modulation possibilities...

Continue reading: Cherry Audio announces the release of Voltage Modular 2.0 in News.
Ueberschall Blues Guitar Elastik Soundbank

Ueberschall releases Blues Guitar Elastik SoundbankIf you are looking for some classic blues progressions, whether to jam over, learn some new chord changes from, or as a foundation for your next blues project, Blues Guitar is packed with inspiration. With a collection of 100 guitar-based sequences played on a combination of acoustic, resonator and electric guitar, Blues Guitar is overflowing with cool blues jams for you to enjoy and explore.

100 Inspiring Blues Chord Sequences
The library features over 5GB of sample content and 1000 individual loops. Each progression is contained within its own folder for easy browsing. The 100 progressions are organized into categories based upon two tempos (120bpm and 60bpm), 5 different tunings (drop D, open D, open C, open G and standard), and include both 4/4 and 6/8 time signatures, so there is plenty of variety. Each progression is played on an acoustic guitar, with a second guitar part provided by either a resonator or electric guitar. You can loop the main progression, but outro parts are also provided for both guitars so you can finish with a flourish...

Continue reading: Ueberschall releases Blues Guitar Elastik Soundbank in News.
Eventide Crystals Effect Plug-In

Eventide's Iconic Crystals Effect Now a Plug-InEventide announces the release of its Crystals plug-in, combining twin reverse pitch shifters with reverse delays and reverb. This iconic H3000 Harmonizer® effect can be used to create out-of-this-world climbing and cascading pitched delays or unique sounding reverbs. It features two reverse granular delays that can be manipulated by length and pitch. Crystals excels at adding life to synths, guitar, and vocals, making them sound huge and majestic. From sound design to otherworldly solos, Crystals will spark inspiration. The plug-in is available for Mac, PC and iOS.

Crystals is a not a one-trick pony. The plug-in is also capable of huge sounding reverbs. Tweak the pitches a full octave down for a quick “drunk vocal” sound. Fit snares in the mix by pitch-shifting down an octave. Set really long delay times (up to 4 seconds per voice) with high feedback to use it as an ambient looper! The effect can be made musical by micro-pitching each voice around the 4th (500 cents), 5th (700 cents), or octave (1200 cents)...

Continue reading: Eventide's Iconic Crystals Effect Now a Plug-In in News.
Arturia OB-Xa V Virtual Synthesizer Instrument

Arturia announces the release of the OB-Xa V Virtual Synthesizer Instrument
French specialists in music gear Arturia launch OB-Xa V, a software instrument based on the iconic synth OB-Xa, enhanced with groundbreaking features for an elevated sonic experience.

Applying their expert sound engineering to recreating and updating an iconic synth, Arturia now offer an authentic software with soundscapes previously unexplored. Ideal for innovative musicians, synth programmers, and keyboardists who appreciate a fat, aggressive sound. Its versatility creates gratifying results in many distinct styles of music production, making it a valuable asset for producers and creators across multiple genres.

OB-Xa made music history on albums released by Prince, Billy Idol, Chaka Khan, and Bon Jovi, and is most recognizable for appearing on Van Halen’s biggest hit, ‘Jump’. Contemporary musicians by the likes of Flume, Chrome Sparks, Calvin Harris, and Venetian Snares have also incorporated its energetic potential to enter a new musical dimension. OB-Xa V is...

Continue reading: Arturia announces the release of the OB-Xa V Virtual Synthesizer Instrument in News.
Celemony Melodyne 5 Pitch Correction Software

Celemony presents the new Melodyne 5 - Better, Faster, more Musical
Celemony is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new Melodyne Version 5. The Grammy-Award-winning software Melodyne is used all over the world every day for the correction, perfection, reshaping and transformation of vocal tracks, samples and audio recordings of all kinds. A studio standard, in fact. But even the best things can be improved.

The most important new features of Version 5 relate to Melodyne's core competence: the correction of poor intonation on vocal tracks. The algorithm now detects – along with a host of other phenomena – the presence and extent of the unpitched (noise-like) components of the vocal sound as well as breaths, which it then processes separately from the pitched components. This leads to better results, less time spent editing, and a more natural sound...

Continue reading: Celemony presents the new Melodyne 5 - Better, Faster, more Musical in News.
Eventide Rotary Mod Plug-In

Eventide releases Rotary Mod - a Leslie Cab Modulation Plug-InEventide announces the release of Rotary Mod, a digitalization of the iconic Leslie electro-mechanical rotating horn and baffle speaker cabinets that became integral to the sound of Hammond organs. The plug-in, available for Mac, PC and iOS, produces a pulse-like vibrato effect varying with the modeled speed of rotation. Rotary offers precise control to dial in the exact amount of movement you need. This classic swirly effect has been used on countless hit records to drastically transform guitars, bass, synths and even vocals. Notably used by The Beatles, Beach Boys, The Band, Cream and Pink Floyd, this iconic emulation brings that classic ’60s whirling modulation bliss into the 21st century on a laptop or the palm of a hand.

Rotary Mod offers the full range of control and sounds expected from a physical Leslie cabinet, then extends the possibilities beyond the hardware capabilities...

Continue reading: Eventide releases Rotary Mod - a Leslie Cab Modulation Plug-In in News.

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