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XILS-lab PolyM Virtual Synthesizer Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

XILS-lab announces availability of PolyM - an authentic recreation of the Polymoog polysynthAudio software company XILS-lab is proud to announce availability of PolyM — an authentic recreation of the pioneering Polymoog polysynth, dreamed up by American designer Dave Luce and produced by Moog Music between 1975-1980, but benefitting from finest French software skills to truly create a plug-in pleasure principal as arguably the best ‘virtual’ divide-down oscillator technology-toting soft synth available anywhere and teaching the old dog some new tricks in the process — as of July 3.

That’s today. Putting PolyM in its present-day context involves initially looking back. But back in the early-Seventies, setting out to create an analogue, functional voltage-controlled synthesizer that was polyphonic against a backdrop of monophonic mainstays proved problematic for many. Moog’s musical solution came quicker than most, making an appearance in 1975 in its extremely expensive ($5,295 USD), nine-preset original form as the Polymoog keyboard (model 203a). It included...

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Prosocoustic WaveRoom Kits Acoustic Treatment Packs
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Prosocoustic Announces New WaveRoom Kits - Revolutionary Acoustic Treatment PacksProsocoustic, manufacturers of revolutionary acoustic sound treatment products, have introduced their new WaveRoom kits, an easy way to bring whole-room acoustic treatment to any environment.

A complete ready-to-install solution, WaveRoom kits are perfect for studios, offices, restaurants, churches; anywhere better audio clarity is needed. Each WaveRoom kit is designed for effective coverage of up to 100 square feet, and includes two 2'x4'x1" and four 2'x2'x1" Wave hybrid panels with all the mounting hardware necessary to hang them on your walls. Additional Booster Kits with 2'x4' or 2'x2' panels can be added for larger spaces. Corner Bass Trap Kits help tame lower frequencies...

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Acon Digital Acoustica 7 Audio Editing Software
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Acon Digital Releases Acoustica 7 - Audio Editing Software for Mac and PCAcon Digital has released version 7 of their audio editor Acoustica. The entire application has been rewritten from scratch for cross-platform support and now runs on both Macintosh and Windows PCs. The new user interface comes with a modern dark theme and appears crystal sharp on retina style displays.

Acoustica 7 is available in a Premium Edition and a feature limited Standard Edition. The Premium Edition supports multi-channel formats up to 7.1 surround and a new spectral editing mode allows precise audio restoration work since processing can be limited to isolated regions in time and frequency. Powerful restoration tools such as DeClick, DeClip, DeNoise and DeHum based on the award winning Acon Digital Restoration Suite are seamlessly integrated along with Acon Digital's plug-ins Equalize, Verberate and Multiply...

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Soundiron Bontastic! Vintage Italian Chord Organ
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Soundiron released the Bontastic! Vintage Italian Chord Organ Virtual InstrumentSoundiron is pleased to announce the release of the Bontastic! Vintage Italian Chord Organ.

The Bontastic! Vintage Organ instrument captures with perfect clarity the retro sound of the rare Bontempi B4 Electronic Table Organ. The instrument's vivid orange plastic exterior echoes the popular aesthetics of the 1970s and early 1980s during which time the organ was produced. The Bontempi organ that Bontastic! recreates is deceptively simple -- 25 keys and 8 chord buttons, no stops or options. But with Bontastic! we here at Soundiron have retrofitted a classic instrument and unlocked all the potential from a classic piece of music equipment...

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Native Instruments KINETIC TOYS Virtual Instrument
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Native Instruments introduces KINETIC TOYS - a new KONTAKT InstrumentNative Instruments has released KINETIC TOYS, a new instrument for creating evocative leads, ethereal sound beds, rhythmic musical parts, evolving loops, and unconventional sound effects. KINETIC TOYS is the full-sized version of Native Instruments’ winter gift, KINETIC TREATS.

KINETIC TOYS features over 200 individual sound sources – including a wide variety of well-known and unusual children’s toys, games, and even snacks. These are combined with custom synthesized tones, to create musically tuned, playable hybrid patches. In total KINETIC TOYS features 3.5 GB of all original content, including 670 sounds split across 35 themed NKIs. KINETIC TOYS is made for creative sound designers and producers seeking soundscapes and unusual lead sounds that naturally stand out in a busy mix...

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Arturia AudioFuse Next-Gen Audio Interface
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Arturia announces the release of the AudioFuse Next-Gen Audio InterfaceArturia are very excited to announce that the AudioFuse - their debut audio interface - is now on its way to a retailer near you. Featuring class-leading specifications and vast connectivity contained in a solid, portable form, AudioFuse promises to become the hub of your creativity.

AudioFuse now shipping
After a long period of rigorous testing and refining, AudioFuse is now ready to greet the global community of musicians, producers, engineers, and audiophiles. It’s been a long, rewarding journey getting to this point, and the team at Arturia are sure you’ll have some questions:

What is AudioFuse?
Simply put, AudioFuse a next-gen audio interface. Sporting high quality hardware, unparalleled signal fidelity, and...

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Ueberschall Twelve String Electric Elastik Library
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Ueberschall releases the Twelve String Electric Elastik LibraryThere is something magical about the sound of the 12-string electric guitar. Its natural harmonics produce a rich, bright, sound that is immediately recognizable and hugely evocative. This library captures that sound to perfection with a substantial collection of multi-part performances that are ideal for building your next summer hit around.

Beautiful Sound Of The Electric 12-String
With approximately 5GB of data spread across nearly 700 loops and phrases, Twelve String Guitar makes it incredibly easy to build a complete 12-string performance. The loops are organized into 80, 100 and 120 bpm groups and, within each group, multiple phrase sets are provided with both dry and FX versions of all phrases. Each phrase set itself consists of three musical sections that could, for example, be used as verse, chorus and outro. The main parts are all 16 bars in length...

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Sample Logic LOOP SESSION SERIES - RHYTHMOLOGY
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Sample Logic introduces their latest product - LOOP SESSION SERIES - RHYTHMOLOGYIntroducing our latest product: LOOP SESSION SERIES - RHYTHMOLOGY.

Loop Session Series is a brand new collection of loop instruments for Kontakt based on the loop sources from within RHYTHMOLOGY. LSS is designed to be a quick and easy to use instrument either alone, or in conjunction with its big brother library - RHYTHMOLOGY.

Not only can you quickly play through all of the loop source content within RHYTHMOLOGY, you can also earmark your favorites within the LSS interface, which syncs directly to the RHYTHMOLOGY browser.

As a bonus, we have also included all of the loop source .wav content so you may access the raw audio and tweak the loops in your DAW...

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Spitfire Audio BERNARD HERRMANN COMPOSER TOOLKIT
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Spitfire Audio debuts dry scoring stage ensemble library - BERNARD HERRMANN COMPOSER TOOLKITPurveyors of the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world, is proud to announce availability of BERNARD HERRMANN COMPOSER TOOLKIT — taking inspiration from the electric genius of its iconic composer namesake (noted for his lengthy legacy of fresh film scores such as Citizen Kane, Psycho, Vertigo, and Taxi Driver that continue to inspire today’s composers) when working exclusively with The Bernard Herrmann Estate to curate and assemble a unique set of studio orchestra ensembles informed directly by a legendary orchestration aesthetic recorded at London’s legendary AIR Studios (Studio 1) by Abbey Road Studios Senior Engineer Simon Rhodes (Avatar, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Magnificent Seven) before being ‘translated’ to Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT PLAYER platform as an orchestral innovation for all — as of June 22.

“No composer contributed more to film than Bernard Herrmann, who, in over fifty scores, enriched the work of such directors as Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, François Truffaut, and Martin Scorsese.” So stated Bernard Herrmann biographer Steve C. Smith...

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Impact Soundworks VENTUS ETHNIC WINDS - Pan Flutes
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Impact Soundworks sustains VENTUS ETHNIC WINDS World Travels to take in Sampled Pans Flutes From AfarAudio software creator Impact Soundworks is proud to announce availability of the fourth entry into its VENTUS ETHNIC WINDS series of deeply-sampled solo ethnic woodwinds virtual instruments, VENTUS ETHNIC WINDS - PAN FLUTES, featuring (for the first time) two instruments in one — the versatile nai pan flute (from Romania) and powerful toyo bass pan flute (from Andean Peru and Bolivia) — for Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT platform, as of June 12.

Amazingly, as a distinctive-sounding group of musical instruments, pan flutes — also commonly known as panpipes or, less so, syrinx — independently initiated all over the world, albeit all based on the principal of the closed tube, consisting of multiple pipes of gradually increasing length (and, occasionally, girth) created from various kinds of wood or reed. With that in (musical) mind, they are a perfect fit for Impact Soundworks’ suitably-named VENTUS ETHNIC WINDS series, deliberately designed to take users on a gripping global journey, capturing the tones of phenomenally performed solo woodwinds outside of the Western repertoire — Ventus being one of the Venti, wind gods in Roman mythology, who dwelt where their respective winds originated...

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Softube Tape - A Tape Emulation Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Softube sets sights on recording reel world with Tape plug-inHigh-end plug-in specialist Softube is proud to announce availability of Tape — a sonically versatile, yet easy-to-use tape emulation plug-in that models three types of reel-to-reel tape machine with distinctly different sound characteristics and offers several unique features without taxing CPUs or breaking the bank (with an introductory price of $79 and normal price of $99 after June 30) while the license itself includes a MixFX version for Studio One users called Tape Multitrack — as of June 7.

Softube’s Tape goes beyond existing tape emulation plug-ins in several ways. First and foremost, it effectively displays three distinctly different tape machine characteristics in one plug-in: TYPE A is based on a classic Swiss high-end reel-to-reel design, generally known and admired for its precision and linearity; TYPE B is a much more colourful affair — a transformer-based machine that adds weight and creaminess to the low end; and TYPE C is based on a British tape machine with a visible vintage vibe...

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iRig Pro I/O Advanced Mobile Audio/MIDI Interface
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iRig Pro I/O - the Most Advanced Mobile Audio/MIDI Interface is Now Shipping from IK MultimediaIK Multimedia is proud to announce iRig Pro I/O, the pocket-sized mobile audio/MIDI interface for iPhone®, iPad®, Mac®, PC and Android™ devices is now shipping worldwide.

iRig Pro I/O, the successor to IK's highly popular iRig PRO, raises the bar for personal mobile interfaces, with a new set of features and included software and apps that are unmatched in the category. iRig Pro I/O is an ultra-compact, plug-and-play, truly portable interface that lets musicians hook up all their gear - guitars, basses, studio mics, vocal mics, keyboards and more - to their mobile devices or computers and record 24-bit/96kHz pro-quality audio and MIDI tracks anywhere. iRig Pro I/O features a high quality 1/8" headphone/line out with level control for use with the latest Apple devices like the iPhone 7 to connect to headphones, mixers or powered monitor speakers in an ultra-compact enclosure that fits in a pocket and can be taken anywhere. Additionally, iRig Pro I/O is the first interface of its kind that includes built-in device charging for extended playing sessions, using an optional power supply...

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Cakewalk Kicks off 30th Anniversary
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Cakewalk Kicks off 30th Anniversary with Major SONAR UpdateMay 2017 marks Cakewalk’s 30th Anniversary, so the 2017.05 update launches a year-long celebration with numerous new features and updates. Ripple Editing now allows for quick, arrangement-oriented editing and moving around large blocks of music—it’s basically like editing the timeline, with any clips going along for the ride. Ripple Editing can apply to specific selections of clips, or all clips in a project. Automation, tempo changes, markers, and more obey ripple edits.

The Adaptive Limiter (for SONAR Professional and Platinum) goes beyond typical limiters with four different “characters,” parallel limiting, level matching for bypassed/active states, MP3 conversion with preview, inter-sample peak detection, and more...

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Best Service The Orchestra Virtual Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Best Service announces the release of Sonuscore's The Orchestra Virtual Sample LibraryThe Orchestra is a revolutionary all-in-one 80 player orchestral library whose heart is our breakthrough Ensemble-Engine that empowers you to convert your ideas into music. Simple and incredibly fast. "We found a way to revolutionize your way of composing complex orchestrated music. It’s a new simplicity, a more natural approach to cope with multifaceted orchestral colors and rhythms."

​Orchestral libraries have become more and more complex over the last years. Developers captured every nuance of symphonic orchestras in countless different articulations. But with a tight deadline, having endless possibilities is not necessarily a good thing...

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Unfiltered Audio Sandman Pro Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Unfiltered Audio ups ultimate delay ante with latest Sandman Pro plugin update to die forPlugin Alliance, a new ‘Über-standard’ supporting all major plugin formats and uniting some of the best-known international audio companies under one virtual roof, is proud to announce availability of the latest (v1.1) update of Sandman Pro — Plugin Alliance partner Unfiltered Audio’s undisputed ultimate delay, doubling as a transmogrifying time machine making serious sonic travelling more musically adventurous than ever, thanks to major performance improvements and some serious upgrades to an already killer feature set — as of May 26.

Billed by its collective creators as The Delay of Your Dreams, mix engineers, sound designers, and DJs alike were wowed by the slice and dice brilliance of Unfiltered Audio’s original Sandman soon after it was unleashed upon an unsuspecting world as a world-beater. But Sandman is a delay plugin with a severe narcoleptic bent, using its SLEEP mode to freeze its delay buffer to create...

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