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Best Service Boutique Drums Ruby Virtual Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Best Service releases Boutique Drums Ruby by Musical SamplingThis great drum library was created with drummer Brian Scoggin (Casting Crowns) who curated a rock kit comprised of truly boutique drum pieces - recorded at Hey Hey Studios in Griffin, Georgia for it's outstanding acoustics and engineering; a remarkable space providing a tasteful balance of both room and character.

To address the calling for simplicity, Musical Sampling created a single-page interface that offers a fast and intuitive way to develop customized drum mixes. They have included eight different "baked-in" mix presets that were designed to not only work on their own, but are completely interchangeable between the different drum groups.

Musical Sampling has also developed what they consider to be a first -- crossfadeable hi-hat grooves with release triggers...

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Voxengo Powershaper Multi-Stage Saturation Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Voxengo releases Powershaper Multi-Stage Saturation Plug-In
Voxengo is happy to release Powershaper, a saturation, distortion and overdrive effect plugin for professional music production applications, available in AAX, AudioUnit, VST and VST3 plug-in formats (including native 64-bit support), for macOS (v10.7 and later), and Windows computers.

Powershaper is a saturation, distortion and overdrive effect plug-in for professional music production applications. Powershaper’s approach to saturation is quite unique as it works in multi-stage manner utilizing dozens of saturation stages in a specified variation. While Powershaper was designed to apply extreme saturation, it can be also used to boost presence of audio tracks subtly.

The flexibility of this saturation plug-in is most apparent when...

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PreSonus Audio Batch Converter for Studio One
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

PreSonus Ships Powerful Audio Batch Converter Add-on for Studio OnePreSonus® Studio One® users can now add powerful audio file conversion to their system with the company’s new Audio Batch Converter Add-on. Compatible with the newly released Studio One Prime (free), Artist, and Professional version 4.5 (and higher), the Audio Batch Converter offers format conversion and plug-in processing via most Studio One Native Effects, AU, VST2, and VST3 plug-ins. Furthermore, it comes with 11 audio processes that can be applied using an intuitive drag-and-drop workflow. Join files, merge mono files, split multichannel files, declick, invert phase, remove DC offset, repair the sample rate, normalize, adjust gain, independently control fade in and out, and more. The new converter is available directly from the Studio One title bar for instant access without leaving the current Song or Project.

Audio Batch Converter's integrated browser allows the user to create and edit processing chains via the same drag-and-drop workflow Studio One users are already accustomed to. You can...

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Eventide Audio H3000 Factory Multi-FX Plug-In Sale
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Eventide announces H3000 Factory Multi-FX Plug-In Memorial Day SaleBeginning Tuesday May 21, 2019 and running through Memorial Day Monday May 27, 2019, the Eventide H3000 Factory Multi-FX Plug-In will be on sale for $79.

The H3000 Factory is a re-creation of several key algorithms from the H3000 Harmonizer® effects processor. The plug-in provides a convenient modular interface to combine up to 18 effects blocks together in a practically limitless number of configurations. It offers pairs of sweepable delays, pitch shifters, filters, mixers, amplitude modulators (or VCAs), and an assortment of modulation sources including two low frequency oscillators, envelope generators and more. Each of your custom effects can be easily manipulated in real time or synchronized to a session. All of this flexibility, with the sought-after sound of the H3000, brings you a great-sounding plug-in that's as versatile as the original that inspired it...

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Propellerhead Rigs 4 for Reason
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Propellerhead Releases Rigs 4 for ReasonPropellerhead Software has released the Rigs 4 series, an update to its best-selling Rigs series bundles for Reason 10. The Rigs 4 series offers three custom-curated bundles with popular new Rack Extensions, hundreds of presets, and hours of tutorials.

Backline Rig 4 delivers an ensemble of realistic-sounding organic instruments, including drums, guitar, keyboards and more. Synthetic Rig 4 offers a powerful collection of versatile synths and signal processors. Explore a massive collection of legendary studio-grade effects with Mix & Mastering Rig 4.

“Each of the new Rigs 4 bundles is custom-designed to help different types of artists bring their ideas of life,” said Lukas Lyrestam, Propellerhead Product Manager...

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MODERN ANIMATED PERCUSSION Virtual Percussion Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Sample Logic and Soundiron release MODERN ANIMATED PERCUSSION Virtual Percussion InstrumentSample Logic & Soundiron have teamed up and are proud to introduce the world’s most modern drum machine:Modern Animated Percussion. MAP redefines everything you know about percussion and rhythms. Built for the full Kontakt sample player, MAP contains over 6,000 sounds and instrument presets. The intuitive design and programming of every preset delivers infinite options for sound sculpting. Packed with creative presets, the effortless user interface makes it easy to conjure rhythmic timbres and tones.

BLURRING THE LINE BETWEEN PERCUSSION & RHYTHM
MAP gives you the production quality of a polished audio loop alongside the dynamic flexibility of a drum machine. Change any aspect of the sound with infinite sonic results. How is this possible? The secret is in the infrastructure; even though each preset might sound like a perfectly produced rhythmic audio loop, it is much more, as there are no loops in this product. In the driver’s seat is a supercharged MIDI based drum machine, triggering samples with the elasticity of an arpeggiator.

FROM SAMPLE TO RHYTHM
Equipped with over 4,000 unique percussive audio samples and nearly 2,000 presets, MAP has been meticulously programmed...

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Native Instruments SUPER 8 Polysynth
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Native Instruments introduces SUPER 8 Vintage Polysynth Virtual InstrumentNative Instruments introduces SUPER 8, a new instrument that brings together vintage analog polysynth sounds with an intuitive modern interface. With more than 200 presets, SUPER 8 provides fast access to a diverse array of classic sounds and textures. The instrument also makes it simple to customize sounds while always keeping users within the instrument’s sweet spot. SUPER 8 runs in REAKTOR 6 and the free REAKTOR 6 PLAYER, and is available now at the NI Online Shop for 69€.

Extensive presets
With SUPER 8, users can start creating right away by choosing from 200+ presets – including rich analog strings, ethereal pads, deep basses, biting leads, electronic percussion, and unusual effects. Patches were inspired by iconic analog synths, but SUPER 8 has a character all its own. Modern presets provide combinations of oscillators, filters, and modulation settings that wouldn’t have been possible on original hardware...

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Blue Cat Protector 2.2 Brickwall Limiter Plug-In
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Blue Cat Audio Releases Protector 2.2 Brickwall Limiter Plug-In - Get 10% off!Blue Cat Audio has released Blue Cat's Protector 2.2, a new version of their brickwall limiter plug-in and launches "Dynamics Month" promotions on their recently updated dynamics processors.

With a brand new user interface (fully zoomable), lookahead support, new factory presets and many other new features and enhancements (full change list below), this new version offers a streamlined limiting experience and greatly improves the result of brickwall limiting on the master buss. It can now also be used on any individual track, supporting both stereo and mono signals.

Upgrade to the new version is free for existing customers and can be downloaded from the link received by email upon purchase...

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Overloud TH-U Guitar and FX Suite
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Overloud Releases TH-U Guitar and FX Suite - The New Frontier of Guitar FX and Amp ModelingOverloud announces the release of TH-U, the evolution of their multi-awarded TH3 guitar amp simulation plugin.

What's New
In addition to the models available in TH3, TH-U includes:

- 15 new amplifiers, including the Superlead and Superbass models, Polytone jazz amplifiers and DVmark Triple 6 head
- 14 new cabinets
- Rig Player, reproduces Rigs captured from real rigs with the R2M (Rig To Model) technology
- Amp Tweaks, mod amplifiers by customizing pre and power tubes
- A Shimmer Reverb and a Shimmer Delay
- An improved and redesigned Cabinet IR module
- A new multitrack looper
- Search function on the preset banks

Main Features
- 89 guitar amplifiers and 4 bass amplifiers
- 50 guitar cabinets and 2 bass cabinets
- 77 guitar and studio effects, including BREVERB 2 powered reverbs
- 18 microphone models, with up to four mics on each cabinet
- More than 1000 presets covering any musical style...

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MuTools MuLab 8 Music Production Software
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

MuTools releases MuLab 8 Music Production SoftwareMuTools has released MuLab 8.

MuLab 8 features Flexible Audio Sequences, Creative Time Stretching and many more improvements.

Thanks to the new Audio Sequences you can now use samples directly in a composition, without the need to plug in (multi-) samplers and MIDI notes to play them.

Audio Sequences also let you play samples at a different tempo without changing the original pitch. This is done by slicing the sample into discrete audio events and each audio event is time stretched as needed. You have perfect control over the transients, the quantizing, etc. so any piece of audio can be blended into your composition, even if it's at a different tempo, pitch and groove...

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Air Music Drumsynth 500 Virtual Drum Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Air Music Technology releases Drumsynth 500 Virtual InstrumentAIR Music Technology, a developer of premium virtual instruments, today announced the immediate availability of Drumsynth 500, a virtual instrument of electronic drum sounds for use with any DAW or as a Standalone application for live performance.

Building upon Air Music Technology’s heritage of creating Strike—considered “The reference Drum Instrument” for Avid Protools—Air has teamed up with music legends Akai Professional and Alesis Drums to carry on this legacy of excellence.

In the style of the popular 500 series synth modules comes an all new software drum synthesizer that delivers full control of all electronic drum sounds in an easy-to-use, comprehensive interface. Drumsynth 500 from AIR Music Technology has everything needed to create an endless variety of custom electronic drum sounds...

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Ueberschall Metal Riffs Elastik Sample Library
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Ueberschall releases Metal Riffs Elastik Sample LibraryModern metal gets its super-heavy sound from downtuned and extended range guitars. Recorded entirely with 7 and 8 string guitars, Metal Riffs delivers that modern metal vibe in a collection of bite-sized, but massive sounding, riffage, that’s just perfect to inspire your next production.

Amp And DI Recordings For Maximum Flexibility
The library contains 2.4GB of sample data and 800 loops and phrases. These are split into two Elastik Soundbanks with 400 unique loops in each. One soundbank provides recordings made with suitable amplifier/microphone combinations, ready to instantly drop into your mix. The other contains DI recordings of the same performances, allowing you to add your own amp/cabinet modelling and overdrive/distortion to taste. And, of course, elements from both soundbanks can easily be combined to build your perfect heavy guitar tone...

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Ueberschall Funk Guitar Elastik Sample Library
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Ueberschall releases Funk Guitar Elastik Sample LibraryIf you need to get your groove on, Funk Guitar delivers top-class funky guitar licks. Performances include infectious rhythm parts, classic funk wahwah sounds and some groovy single note lines. For music producers, songwriters or composers looking to drop some instant funky guitar into their latest project, Funk Guitar is right on the money. The playing is super-tight, the sound and production of the highest standard, and the rhythms are just begging you to dance. Super-chic, super-freaky, Funk Guitar has all the funk factor your guitar parts need.

Six String Freak Out
The content is split into two Elastik soundbanks. These provide dry or FX versions of the loops, allowing you to install either or both as you prefer. The dry versions allow you to choose your own ambience treatments while the FX versions include some cool reverb and delay options and are ready to mix straight out of the box. The phrases are four bars long. In both soundbanks, the content is organized into tempo-based folders spanning 90 to 120bpm. Each tempo category includes loops with root notes in both E and A. This, alongside Elastik’s powerful pitch/tempo shifting capability, and the cutting-edge Retune features, means it is easy to build complete, song-based, guitar performances...

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iZotope Exponential Audio Reverb Plug-Ins
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

iZotope Acquires Product Line from Leading Reverb Developer Exponential AudioiZotope, Inc., the experts in intelligent audio technology, announces the acquisition of the Exponential Audio product line. Exponential Audio is a leading company in digital reverb, best known for R4, PhoenixVerb Surround and Symphony. The company has become a mainstay for audio professionals in both music and audio post production.

Exponential Audio reverb plug-ins help audio engineers quickly and easily bring character to musical performances, fit dialogue into scenes, mix in immersive audio formats, and create never-before-heard sound effects. Developed in consultation with award-winning Hollywood re-recording mixers, these reverbs lead the market in supporting the most advanced industry formats for surround audio.

In addition, Exponential Audio founder and renowned reverb expert Michael Carnes joins the iZotope team as a Research Fellow to continue innovating new possibilities for sound...

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Vir2 MOJO 2: Horn Section Virtual Instrument
Posted by Scott R. Garrigus

Vir2 Instruments releases MOJO 2: Horn Section Virtual InstrumentWe are proud to present MOJO 2: Horn Section, our biggest and most advanced instrument to date! After the release of the hugely successful MOJO: Horn Section, we knew its sequel had to build upon the already advanced sampling and playability of the first volume. We went back to the drawing board, fully redesigned the instrument, and recorded all brand new samples. MOJO 2 delivers the most flexible and innovative approach to Pop, Funk, Jazz, and Big Band horns ever created in a virtual instrument with an incredibly simple but feature-packed interface. After years of development by an amazingly talented team, we’re proud to release the premier horn section of the decade.

CRAFT THE PERFECT HORN SECTION
We recorded 13 different brass and reed instruments for MOJO 2 to fulfill any horn need you’ll encounter. Each horn comes with 13 different articulations including Sustains, Staccato, Stabs, Bend Down, Octave Run Down & Up, Doits, Rise To Hit, Shakes, Trills, Swells, Crescendos, and Falls, as well as up to four velocity layers and three round robins...

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