SONAR X2 – Craig Anderton on the Console Emulator

November 29, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Industry expert Craig Anderton explains and demonstrates SONAR X2’s Console Emulator. Try SONAR X2 and the Console Emulator for free: http://www.cakewalk.com/Products/SONAR/Web-Trial.aspx

Introducing the powerful LuSH-101 multilayer synthesizer

October 18, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

D16 Group has announced the availability of LuSH-101 (formerly known as SHIOITOR), the long awaited authentic sounding virtual synthesizer for Windows and Mac.

LuSH-101 is a synthesizer created from modules that can be found in many modern virtual synthesizers, all combined into a single compact and logically intuitive design. This basic simplicity combined with its multilayer architecture turns it into an easy-to-use but extremely powerful instrument that can be programmed and tweaked quickly.

The multilayer architecture guarantees that both the sound design possibilities and number of unique situations in which LuSH-101 can be used are virtually limitless. Any combination of keyboard splits, layers, and multitimbrality is possible with just a single instance of LuSH-101. Each layer working as an independent synthesizer with its own polyphony, parameters, enhanced arpeggiator, and a palette of eight insert effects.

LuSH-101 comes complete with a powerful built in mixer, complete with layer-independent parametric equalizers, compressors and three send effects: reverb, delay and chorus.

Innovative oscillator algorithms developed by D16 Group make LuSH-101 sound exactly like a sampled hardware analog synth. Filters with constant resonance across the entire frequency domain has natural warmth and character.

A generous factory library contains more than 1600 presets of every type, while intuitively designed preset browser keeps everything organized and easy to locate.

LuSH-101 for Windows and Mac (32 & 64bit VST/AU) is available to purchase for 149 EUR/$199 USD/£119 GBP incl. taxes (if applicable). LuSH-101 is now also included in the Total Bundle. Discounts are available to registered product owners from their User Area at the D16 Group website.

More info here >>

Noodling & Just An Illusion with Minimoog and Emulator

October 3, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s a new video noodle session from SynthMania:

“A quick noodling session with Minimoog, Emulator, LinnDrum. Again, my audio interface is being exchanged and I’m using the computer’s internal card, so apologies for the noise floor. The Emulator going out of tune in a couple of parts is because I inadvertently moved the pitch bend wheel with my elbow :-D”

Vitamin C – emulation of an Orange Squeezer guitar compressor

August 19, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Distorque has released Vitamin C, a free emulation of an Orange Squeezer guitar compressor. It has added controls for tweaking or for completely reshaping the compression.

Vitamin C is not a studio compressor, it has the quirks and imperfections of the original Orange Squeezer that gave it its unique character.

The Orange Squeezer is a guitar compressor that was released in the 1970s as part of the Dan Armstrong effect line. It has been used prominently by artists like Mark Knopfler and Jeff Baxter for its smooth squish and sustain.

Features:

  • Switchable 2x oversampling.
  • 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  • Stereo and Mono operation.
  • Bass and Treble EQ.
  • Dry blend control.
  • Additional compressor controls: Attack, Release, Threshold, and Ratio.

Vitamin C is free and is available for 32- and 64-bit Windows as a VST effect plug-in.

Tal-U-No-LX – Roland Juno Emulation now released

August 13, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

TAL-U-NO-LX is a fully rewritten emulation of the popular hardware with a new engine and GUI. Up to date zero feedback delay filters and carefully calibrated controls make this synth a good replacement for the analog device with all the advantages software plugins have. As an addition, the TAL_U-NO-LX also supports portamento and different filter LFO waveforms and some more useful features. An arpeggiator with different sync modes and hold function is also included. A very fast envelope with a smooth roll-off and emulated inaccuracy gives this synth the typical sound. The synth was calibrated after a hardware device that’s property of TAL.

Special Features:

  • Self resonating zero feedback delay filter (24dB LP).
  • Filter range up to ~40kHz (depends on the sample rate).
  • Calibrated and tuned after TAL’s hardware device.
  • Midi learn / automation for all controlls.
  • Improved alias free oscillators for an authentic sound also @ 44’100Hz sampling rate.
  • Arpeggiator with different sync modes (host, midi clock, not on).
  • Portamento and mono mode.
  • LFO manual trigger button.
  • Sustain pedal support.
  • Up to 12 voices.
  • New file based preset system for transparent preset management.
  • More than 300 factory presets by different sound designers (FMR, Particular – Sound, TAL).
  • Original hardware “Factory Bank A” included.

Demo / Full Version:
It’s not possible to save presets in demo mode.

Price USD 35.00 70.00 – 50% introductory price for a limited time!

Epic Synth – nice little Juno emulation

July 21, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Epic Synth is a polyphonic synthesizer inspired by classic synths of the 1980s. Its beautiful and straightforward interface lets you focus on the essential: the pleasure of creating new sounds! The goal is to explore sound, not interface pages.

Epic Synth’s simple and effective sound architecture stood the test of time. It’s simple enough for beginners to learn about synthesis yet powerful enough to satisfy experienced sound modellers. Epic Synth’s sound engine provides tons of room to create great sounds, from classic leads to juicy acid basses, from 8-bit-like effects to complex evolving sonic textures.

FEATURES INCLUDE

  • Universal all: works on iPhone, iPod and iPad
  • Takes advantage of the gorgeous Retina display on iPad and iPhone/iPod
  • Classic time-tested sound architecture
  • Five voices of polyphony (Six on the iPad)
  • Arpeggiator with key hold
  • Patch memory stores 6 banks of 8 programs
  • Single patch sharing via email
  • Full memory backup via email
  • Pitch bend on iPad and via MIDI

More info here >>

UVI announces Emulation One – sequel to the now famous Emulation 2

July 17, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

New from UNIVERS SONS (UVI), Emulation One is the sequel prequel to the now famous Emulation 2, presents you with the unbridled sonic imprint of this “nearly affordable and compact” sampler from 1981. Used by greats such as Vangelis, Herbie Hancock, David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Genesis, Kitaro, Jean-Michel Jarre, Stevie Wonder, Philip Glass, John Carpenter and more, this 8-bit classic will surely inspire you on new voyages of sound as you rediscover the magic character of this 80′s gem.

UVI prides itself in providing the highest quality instruments. Meticulous process is designed from the start to ensure the original character of these machines is preserved faithfully. Deep multi-sampling utilizing the very best analog and digital equipment is combined with industry-leading modeling tools to give you a hybrid instrument that’s both genuine to the original and thoroughly customizable.

We carefully selected and recorded over 200 of the best sounds from a fully restored unit. Old-school drums, bass, choir-voices, fretted instruments, FX, keys, mallets, percussion, synths, strings, orchestral hits and more are all here.

Also included with Emulation One is the new Drumulation One – a beatbox and step sequencer loaded to the brim with vintage 8-bit drum and percussion sounds.

Add a piece of history to your musical arsenal and paint the future with the magic of the past–Get Emulation One today!

COMPATIBLE WITH ALL SEQUENCERS:

With the free UVI Workstation 2.0.6 (required version), UVI Emulation One can work:

• as a stand-alone instrument, compatible with Mac & PC

• as a VST, AudioUnit, RTAS and MAS plug-in. iLok required.

With MachFive 3 – make the most of all editing features included!

AVAILABLE NOW: US$99.

Info: http://www.uvisoundsource.com/all-products/emulati… .

Fabio Lendrum – Out The Water (LIVE)

June 25, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Fabio performing Out The Water on an Emulator DVS

Emulator Dual View System (DVS) is the most revolutionary experience for on-stage performers in the last 30 years! Emulator DVS is the first REAL and USABLE Multi-Touch MIDI Control System that allows the crowd to see exactly what the artist is doing on a huge transparent touch screen. Whether you are a VJ, Lighting Programmer, Controlling Lasers or the DJ, you can use the Emulator DVS to control your software all while the audience watches in awe!

The art of performing on stage is now part of the clubs lightshow, this is the next level in performance!

The Emulator DVS can also be used as a multi-touch podium & presentation tool for meetings, conferences, lectures and any public address situations. Corporate events are made more interactive because the podium is transparent and the audience can see right through it while watching the presenter. Audience attention is increased, presenters feel enlivened with new technology!

What is the backbone of Emulator DVS?

Emulator is multi-touch midi control software for Musicians, DJ’s, Lighting Designers, Video Editors, VJ’s, Radio Broadcast Stations, Recording Studios and much more.
Our patent-pending technology allows you to make a custom multi-touch layout on top of any software you wish to control. Our easy to use control editor gives you unlimited options for how you create your dream midi interface. Emulator really is the best midi controller you will ever own. When new versions of your software come out, you can quickly and easily change your multi-touch controller so your hardware NEVER becomes obsolete (well, unless we invent something that doesn’t require a screen).

Emulator Modular & Emulator for Traktor (FT) software come bundled with the DVS hardware.

Emulator for Traktor is a complete multi-touch midi controller software. Emulator for Traktor contains over 130 buttons, knobs and faders covering all common features of the underlying software. Emulator Modular includes a complete set of objects so you can completely custom design your own multi-touch interface with buttons, sliders, circular knobs, jog wheels and even your own custom graphics.

You have NEVER seen a crowd react to DJ equipment like this before.
The reaction is simply incredible.

New video review of the Fairlight clone – UVI Darklight IIx

June 25, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A review of UVI’s Darklight IIx library, compatible with their UVI Workstation application (VST/AU/RTAS/MAS) and available from www.uvi.net for $199.

Check out the full written review, along with audio demos at http://www.failedmuso.com/blog/?p=2864

Purchase the library at http://www.uvisoundsource.com/all-products/darklight-iix/product_info.php/cPa…

Here’s the pitch:

Costing upwards of $100.000, the dream machine of the 80’s was unattainable by most. Used by countless prominent artists including: Peter Gabriel, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Kate Bush, Herbie Hancock, Jean Michel Jarre, Thomas Dolby and many more, it remains a highly regarded and sought after instrument.

We took our obsession to the next level, creating a complete set of instruments, sounds and sonic tools deeply inspired by the original digital monster. A unique, hybrid process of exhaustive multi-sampling, analysis, and advanced audio processing allowed us to not only capture the original character of this machine but to enhance its ability with a host of today’s most powerful analog modeled filters, LFOs, envelopes and effects–packaged beautifully in an old-school interface.

TAL-U-NO-LX – new Juno-60 synth emulation plugin

June 18, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Togu Audio Line has announced the TAL-U-NO-LX, a new Juno-60 emulation with a fully rewritten new engine and GUI.

Up to date zero feedback delay filters and carefully calibrated controls make this synth a good replacement for the analog device with all the advantages software plugins have. It’s even possible to recreate old Juno patches from an existing patch sheet. As an addition, the TAL_U-NO-LX also supports portamento and different LFO waveforms and some more useful features. An arpeggiator with different sync modes and hold function is also included.

This new version will also be available as 64bit OSX AU and VST plugin. It was hard to calibrate a synth that has different envelope times on every voice, but we even copied this to some degree :)

TAL-U-NO-LX will be available to purchase within a few weeks. People who donated $17 USD or more (up to June 11th, 2012) will get a free license.

More info here >>

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