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Vir2 Vital Series: Mallets for Kontakt
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Vir2 Instruments releases Vital Series: Mallets for KontaktStarting off the Vital Series with Mallets, Vir2 presents a easy to use percussion library delivering highly detailed instruments for a wide musical range. The highest attention to detail was given in the recording of Mallets, offering dry, stereo samples with up to 4 velocity layers and 5 round robins per instrument.

Mallets' powerful GUI offers eight instruments on one patch to be edited, played, blended, and recorded together. No sub menus or separate patches. Mallets has all the controls you need at your fingertips!

- Optimized for creative Layering - Each instrument is given its own controls with Mallet Type, Volume, Pan, Stereo Width, Octave Remapping, ADSR, and...

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Voxengo CRTIV Chorus Stereo Chorus Effect Plugin
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Voxengo has released the CRTIV Chorus - a Stereo Chorus Effect Plugin
Voxengo is happy to announce the release of CRTIV Chorus, a stereo chorus effect plug-in for professional music production applications, available in AAX, AudioUnit, VST and VST3 plug-in formats (including native 64-bit support), for Mac OS X (v10.7 and later), and Windows computers.

CRTIV Chorus is a stereo chorus effect plugin for professional music production applications. Chorus is able to produce stereo-widening and weird modulation effects. Chorus plugin uses 4 operators for each channel thus creating a quite dense stereo chorus sound.

CRTIV Chorus features:...

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Plugin Alliance DSP Plugin Bundle V1.5
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Plugin Alliance announces availability of 100% AAX DSP Bundle V1.5 with 50 premier pluginsPlugin 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 100% AAX DSP Bundle V1.5 — offering 50 premier plugins, including its new HG-2 (emulating four different vacuum tube stages combined in series and parallel circuits to colour mixes and individual tracks with a wide range of rich and varied harmonics) and just-released bx_subsynth (built around the heart of the legendary dbx 120XP Subharmonic Synthesizer to add sub, punch, and saturation to sounds), making it the largest collection of AAX DSP production tools on the market — as of March 3.

The AAX (Avid Audio eXtension) DSP unified plugin format is compatible with DSP-accelerated Pro Tools|HDX systems, so users of any such systems seeking to add some serious AAX DSP plugin firepower to their setup need look no further than 100% AAX DSP Bundle V1.5. Offering 50 premier plugins from...

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Output Analog Strings Virtual Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Output Announces Analog Strings - Modern Strings EngineOutput is excited to announce Analog Strings, a virtual instrument for the modern music maker.

Analog Strings is all about crafting and performing strings sounds that are insanely unique and cutting-edge. Tones are created by blending two deeply sampled orchestras, vintage synths and unconventional sound design. Add in advanced modulation routing, dual tape loopers, dual arpeggiators, flux and macro control and Analog Strings gives music creators an entirely new world of sound.

“Analog Strings is a modern take on string production,” says Gregg Lehrman, Founder and CEO...

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Audified TNT Voice Executor Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Audified TNT Voice Executor - One-Click Processing Plug-In for Vocals and Spoken WordHost application and audio effects developer Audified is proud to announce availability of TNT Voice Executor — a unique utilitarian plug-in offering no-nonsense processing of vocal and spoken word tracks to sophisticatedly solve any issues instantaneously — as of March 1.

By their very nature, human voices are complex mechanisms; marvellously, we can recognise individuals from their vocalisations — be that spoken word or otherwise. Obviously we all sound different, so it stands to reason, therefore, that when recording and broadcasting vocals or spoken word we need to treat them differently by appropriately applying effects to suit individual voices to get them sounding perfect. Problem is, though, that takes time and effort. And in today’s time-stressed production climate that’s a luxury many of us no longer enjoy — exactly the dilemma faced by TNT Recording and Postproduction Studios owner Tomáš Trkal. Unlike most mix engineers, however, as a software programmer he had the talent to do something about it. Well, wouldn’t you do something similar if what you wanted didn’t commercially exist? Enter TNT Voice Executor, a unique utilitarian plug-in named after that studio, offering no-nonsense processing of vocal and spoken word tracks to sophisticatedly solve any issues instantaneously...

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bx_subsynth Subharmonic Bass Processing Plugin
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Plugin Alliance announces Availability of bx_subsynth Subharmonic Bass Processing PluginPlugin 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 bx_subsynth — a unique processing plugin built around the digital heart and soul of the (discontinued) dbx 120XP Subharmonic Synthesizer, using founding Plugin Alliance development partner Brainworx’s M/S (Mid-Side) matrix technology to control the stereo field and add sub, punch, and saturation to sounds — as of March 3.

Inspired by its superior subharmonic synthesis, Brainworx began by making a meticulous model of the legendary dbx 120XP Subharmonic Synthesizer’s Waveform ModelingTM engine, which generates discrete bass frequencies one octave below whatever is fed into it. Indeed, this was the secret weapon of many DJs, audio post professionals, and mix engineers for adding clean and powerful low end to sounds while shaking anything and everything within earshot. But far from simply seeking to emulate what had gone before, Brainworx took to supersizing the feature set of the original processor from which it took that inspiration by implementing a whole host of fanciful features to take things even higher — or, better said, lower! The result?...

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KV331 Audio SynthMaster One Software Synthesizer
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

KV331 Audio waves in intuitive wavetable synthesis era with SynthMaster One soft synthHigh-quality virtual instrument provider KV331 Audio is proud to announce availability of SynthMaster One — an easy-to-use wavetable soft synth with an intuitive workflow available in AU and VST formats for Mac OS X and Windows — as of February 27.

SynthMaster One shares the same sound engine as its award-winning big brother, SynthMaster, but boosts it with wavetable synthesis features. Fortunately for fans of wavetable synthesis, SynthMaster One’s simple layout, rich wavetable content, and inspiring factory presets from a world-class crack team of sound designers — including Arksun, Bülent Biyikoglu, Gerçek Dorman, Ufuk Kevser, Rob Lee, Vorpal Sound, Xenos Soundworks, and Aiyn Zahev — makes designing distinctive sounds simplicity itself.

In implementing true wavetable synthesis, SynthMaster One opens up new possibilities for sound design...

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Sample Logic RHYTHMOLOGY Virtual Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Sample Logic announces RHYTHMOLOGY – THE FUTURE OF RHYTHMRHYTHMOLOGY is a game - changing, dynamic rhythmic sequencing and effects engine accompanied by a world - class loop library — perfect for all styles of music production. Powered by Native Instruments’ in dustry - standard KONAKT PLAYER platform, RHYTHMOLOGY generates grooves, unleashing beats that define the future of rhythm and redefine how rhythmic and melodic loops are made. Musically loaded with all things cinematic, electronic, industrial, hip hop, hous e, Latin, rock, organic, urban, world, and much more besides — above and beyond any generic genre definitions, limitless creativity abounds. As such, each loop has been hand crafted from only the finest samples, drum kits, synths, and raw materials, much o f which comes courtesy of hours of sample sessions by the single - minded Sample Logic team, as well as from professional producers at Sample Magic and Soundtrack Loops. Literally thousands of loops and presets are paired up with an audio engine that defies definition, making RHYTHMOLOGY the last loop player and groove engine anyone will ever need.

Built on Sample Logic’s dynamic MULTI CORE sample engine, RHYTHMOLOGY makes creativity simple. Effortlessly design infinite rhythm ic sequences and loops...

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Eventide FISSION Structural Effects Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Eventide introduces FISSION - A Multi-Effects Plug-In with Structural Effects TechnologyIntroducing Fission, a multi-effects plug-in using new transient/tonal separation technology from Eventide.

Fission is the first plug-in to use our ground-breaking Structural Effects™ technology - A new method for processing audio. Fission allows you to split a sound into its transient and tonal parts, process each component separately with Eventide effects, and then seamlessly recombine. With the ability to add effects and dynamic controls to the transient and tonal sections, you can produce a wide range of effects, from the subtle to the extreme.

Features:
- Six Integrated Transient Effects: Delay, Tap Delay, Dynamics, Phaser, Reverb, Gate + EQ...

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Free Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL 1.8 Update
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Native Instruments updates KOMPLETE KONTROL software to version 1.8Native Instruments today released a free update to its KOMPLETE KONTROL software. Version 1.8.0, available now via Native Access, includes three key features:

● New Smart Play scales
The Smart Play scale engine now includes more than 100 new scales and modes, making it easier than ever to take melodies and harmonies in new directions.

● Enhanced Smart Play chord features
Users now have full control over the position of individual notes within automatically generated chords. Set to Auto, KOMPLETE KONTROL will select voicings that result in the most natural transitions between chords.

● Stand-alone transport control
When running in stand-alone mode, KOMPLETE KONTROL’s transport controls can now be used to start, stop, restart, or adjust the tempo of clock-based instruments such as REAKTOR Blocks...

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Blue Cat's PatchWork 2.0 and MB-7 Mixer 3.0
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Blue Cat Audio Releases Blue Cat's PatchWork 2.0 and MB-7 Mixer 3.0 - Get 10% off!Blue Cat Audio has released Blue Cat's PatchWork 2.0 and MB-7 Mixer 3.0, the next generation of its virtual patchbay for plug-ins and multiband host announced earlier this year at NAMM.

With brand new user interface designs, dozens of new features, improved third party plug-ins support and audio routing, these new versions aim at redefining the user experience and streamlining the workflow.

Both plug-ins are now available for purchase with a special introduction price until March 15th (15% and 10% off), and demo versions can be found on bluecataudio.com. Existing customers who purchased the plug-ins in the past 6 months will get the new versions for free while others can upgrade for a small fee...

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New TASCAM TM-series Microphones
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

TASCAM Delivers Versatile TM-series MicrophonesTASCAM is expanding their TM-series of microphones with a number new models including the TM-180 and TM-280 large-diaphragm cardioid condenser mics, the TM-60 small-diaphragm condenser, and TM-Drums drum microphone set. These versatile, affordable microphones are an excellent starter kit or a great way to expand a growing mic collection.

TASCAM's TM-180 and TM-280 condenser microphones feature a 1.33-inch (34 mm) diaphragm and provide a switchable 80 Hz highpass filter to eliminate unwanted low frequencies. A 10 dB pad enables use a high sound-pressure levels-great for use on guitar cabinets, horns, and so on.

Both mics are excellent choices for voice and instruments, although premium components and an integrated pop filter make the TM-280 especially well suited for vocals. In addition...

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Spitfire Audio LONDON CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRA STRINGS
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Spitfire Audio releases the LONDON CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRA STRINGS Virtual InstrumentSpitfire Audio, purveyors of the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world, is proud to announce availability of LONDON CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRA STRINGS — serving up everything needed to make cutting-edge strings music on a beautifully prepared platter, perfectly produced in partnership with the London Contemporary Orchestra, whose work with the likes of Radiohead and Jed Kurzel (Alien: Covenant) has contributed significantly to a shift in string writing, with rich recordings of violin, viola, cello, and bass sections resulting in a host of dynamically-controllable, never-before-sampled articulations that are as playable and musical as they are transformational — as of February 23.

Always a company keen to keep its collective ear to the ground and never one to rest on its collective laurels, Spitfire Audio noted a shift in string writing based on innovative techniques and performance styles becoming a global movement. Most certainly that was the case, but it was also nigh on impossible to program with the tools (then) currently available. As a distinct collection of multi-sampled, multi-dynamic, and, most importantly, ‘playable’ strings, LONDON CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRA STRINGS sets out to change that...

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Impact Soundworks STRAIGHT AHEAD! JAZZ HORNS
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Impact Soundworks announces the release of STRAIGHT AHEAD! JAZZ HORNS Virtual InstrumentAudio software creator Impact Soundworks is proud to announce availability of STRAIGHT AHEAD! JAZZ HORNS — a newly revised virtual instrument library featuring over 75,000 samples created in collaboration with jazz sampled instrument specialist Straight Ahead Samples, served up as 13 solo brass and sax instruments ideal for jazz, funk, pop, R&B, and much more besides for Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT PLAYER platform — as of February 14.

Though the (admittedly deep) sample pool remains largely the same as that found in ‘version 1’ of STRAIGHT AHEAD! JAZZ HORNS (originally released by Straight Ahead Samples) — albeit with some additional tweaks and a cleanup operation that has to be heard to be believed, below the hood STRAIGHT AHEAD! JAZZ HORNS represents an entirely different proposition altogether. All-new scripting smooths the way for smooth jazz or otherwise, thanks to Smart Voicing technology...

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StudioLinked ZAYTOVEN'S FUNKY FINGERS Virtual Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

StudioLinked is proud to announce availability of ZAYTOVEN'S FUNKY FINGERS Virtual InstrumentUrban and contemporary music virtual instrument creator and distributor StudioLinked is proud to announce availability of ZAYTOVEN’S FUNKY FINGERS — a dynamic virtual instrument influenced by the signature sound of GRAMMY® award-winning American record producer, DJ, and pianist Zaytoven, aimed at aspiring producers and budding beat-makers — as of February 10.

Asked about the motivation behind the creation of his virtual instrument namesake, Zaytoven himself has this to say: “I just took everything I learned over all of the years of making beats and playing piano, and put it into this virtual instrument engineered with the modern producer in mind.”

Mindful of that very thought, no fewer than 500 Zaytoven-influenced presets are available across 17 instrument categories, including...

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