Bluezone Corporation has announced the release of Exoplanet – Alien Soundscapes & Sound Effects, a cinematic/ambient sound library.
This downloadable sample pack offers a huge choice of extraordinary Sci Fi nature sounds, forest ambiences, textured animal gurgle and growl sound effects and includes reworked hardware synthesizer pad sounds.
For original compositions as well as soundtracks, this pack of 124 professional atmospheric / FX sounds is the reference sound library you’ll turn to again and again for all types of music compositions.
The sample library costs 16.95 EUR.
Buffre Beat Repeater is an audio looping device that repeats and scrubs audio in sync with song tempo. Buffre is a performance effect, playable from a MIDI keyboard or control surface, and supports Reason control voltage routings for automated looping, stutter and glitch effects.
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Julien Bayle has released ultraGlitcher 1.0 - a new audio FX unit for for Ableton Live
Ableton Live effects available here: http://designthemedia.com/ultraglitcher
- 3 fx stages based on step sequencing
* frequency modulator modulating the input with a raw and gloomy carrier
* crusher crushing bit depth resolution + sample rate of the input
* dirty delay delaying and modulating the feedback on very uncanny manners
- independant step sequencers for audio-channels L/R
- global bypass switch
- global dry/wet
- master shaper envelope based with retriggering rate
The signal pass thru several internal modules, successively:
- frequency modulator
- dirty delay
Each module are based on a step sequencer, except the step shaper.
Each module can have its own step number. At each step, a value is popped out to a dsp depending on the nature of the module.
You can tweak steps for both L/R channels and you can also link them, the L step sequencer becoming the one used for both channel modulation.
Each module contains a small step sequencer helper providing an eay way to create sequences increasing or decreasing, including a small cycle, on-the-fly
At last, each module contains a smoother providing a small interpolation between each step.
frequency modulator modulates the frequency of the signal by using a carrier. You change frequency from min to max and you can adjust the range corresponding to min & max. You also have a multiplier to make it sounding crazier.
crusher crushes the signal by degrading sample rate & bit depth. You can choose each value for each step for each audio channel. You also have a divider that provide a sample rate tweak for very low frequency with a better resolution.
dirty delay delays the signal. You can choose feedback amount for each step. You can also choose the delay time manually or sync with the transport. A Bizarre mode provides a very strange noise/sample-and-hold delay time movements that is interesting.
A global waveshaper can be enabled at the master output.
You choose a triggering rate and the envelope is applied to the incoming waveform just before to be popped out to the next device in the chain.
M-RGT has announced the release of psyGEN, an experimental granular synthesizer plug-in for Windows.
Using granular synthesis as a basis it adds extensive Modulation and FX capabilities to take any type of .wav file source and turn it into a multi-layered composition of great complexity.
With the built-in 16 track sequencer, long evolving ambient/drone sounds can be created and cross-faded with other sounds to create dense tapestries of sound. Also, the sequencer allows for more rhythmic based compositions or patches as well. It is possible to create an entire composition with just one track incorporating many variations.
psyGEN can be used as a standalone synthesizer with a plug-in like SaviHost or similar program or can be installed as a VSTi with a Host DAW.
The psyGEN plug-in for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for $33.50 USD.
Sinevibes has announced the release of Circuit, its latest Audio Unit effect plugin for multiband waveshape modelling.
Circuit splits the signal into three frequency bands, and passes each band through its own processing engine which offers 12 different algorithms – from sine-based waveshape transformers and foldback distortion, to circuit-bent filters, lo-fi and ring modulation. These models can be further modulated by an input envelope follower, tempo-synchronized LFO or two-dimensional Lorenz attractor. All this is wrapped into a stylish, colour-coded interface based on Sinevibes’ innovative design language, which makes it incredibly fun to work with.
- Morph lifeless waveforms into entirely new, rich and dense sounds.
- Transform synth basses and leads into completely different, layered material.
- Re-synthesise and mangle electronic drum loops beyond recognition.
Circuit is available to purchase for $29 USD. It is also included in the Sinevibes plug-in bundle for $119 USD.
Nebula, from Acustica Audio, uses libraries sampled to extremely high specifications to emulate different types of vintage gear, including equalizers, filters, microphones, preamps, compressors, reverb and generic time-variant processors.
The prices are 20.00 EUR for the library, or $25.09 USD at today’s exchange rates, and 65,00 EUR special “Welcome” price for the TSX library bundle, or $81.54 USD at today’s exchange rates.
In short, the newest release from AlexB includes:
. 4 units sampled: ANM, DTE, FTS, MWT
. 38 differents programs at 7K and 5K
. Clean and Driven programs
. Real “Saturation” and “Warmth” controls
. Internal HPF SideChain for the compressors
. Special skin
. Over 1GB library programs
. Available as single library or as discounted bundle
More from AlexB, as he tells it:
“A collection of the best hardware tape emulators FX.
The ANM Tape Simulator is the first product that uses the analog process for modeling complex analog circuitry entirely in the analog domain Unlike digital plug-ins or processor-based outboard gear. The result is a faithful recreation of the original response, without using the original analog hardware. The circuit has been improved and a custom dard has installed.
DTE is a homemade unit that simulates a vintage tube tape machine with a mastering tube compressor and a tube saturator stage built in. Class A design, real tape and head circuitry digitally controlled.
It’s a modern digitally controlled analog device that offers many of the “musical non-linearities” exhibited by the older tube, class A discrete, and magnetic tape mediums. The unit has several compressor “types” with fixed attacks and releases. The unis has been enhanced for better sound characteristics.
MWT (Modern White Tape FX)
The MWT provides a remarkable simulation of true tape sound through the inclusion of genuine tape drive circuitry. This emulation circuit provides the nostalgic rounding and compression usually only achieved by the use of tape. This typically offsets the harshness often found in digital recordings. The unit has been enhanced in the DC and audio path with top grade audio components.
Carefully sampled @96kHz and @44.1kHz in a professional recording studio with hi-quality audio and digital cables and master grade converters with audio levels perfectly matched and calibrated. They are precisely programmed without normalizing or other destructive digital processing. The programs don’t sound processed, harsh or digital as most plugins do, but instead sound like a natural extension of the original audio, gluing your tracks in the mix with an analog vibe.
Free demo available.
Programs characteristics and details in the user manual: http://www.alessandroboschi.eu/alexb/doc/Tape_and_Saturators_FX_Manual.pdf”
New library released by TONSTURM, The Sound of Water.
With this soundpack you get a vast variety of deep, splashing, bubbling and bursting water sound effects recorded during extensive field recording sessions above and under the surface of water. The underwater sound effects of this library were captured with the mind blowing, high quality underwater stereo recording rig from Sonar Surround.
With TONSTURM 07 | The Sound Of Water you get 140 Soundfiles in Stereo, 24 Bit, 192 kHz. Over 4 GB of Data (@ 192 kHz) plus extra pitched down versions of the high resolution underwater recordings for convenience (additional 2,47 GB).
TONSTURM 07 is available for $99 (192kHz) or $84 (96kHz)
Hear water like you´ve never heard before!
The recordings for this soundpack took place at three different locations: Two beautiful lakes and one outdoor swimming pool. We recorded above and under the surface of water and used all kind of props to perform and capture characterful, deeply bubbling and bursting water sound effects.
For the underwater recordings we rented the high quality, mind blowing underwater stereo recording rig from Sonar Surround. These microphones are able to capture a huge frequency range between “5Hz to 85 kHz”! and their “enormous sensitivity and the resulting signal to noise ratio offer a usable dynamic range of more than 100dB. Thus, even the smallest grain of sand movement can be recorded without disturbing noise floor.“
(Quoted from: http://www.ambient.de/produkte/ambient-recording/unterwasser/hydrophone.html)
Resonance Sound has announced the release of Clicks & FX Vol.1, a new micro series package by Sounds of Revolution.
“You know the story: Your next track is almost ready and you`re searching for that one sample to throw your mix into new dimensions to get the crowds pumping, but your current library of sounds lack enthusiasm?! This is where this sample pack comes into play! Clicks & FX Vol. 1 will spice up any electronic music production instantly and effortlessly. Being part of SOR`s Micro Series, this selection of contemporary elements delivers loops and single sounds that will enhance your production instantly while matching seamlessly. Add sounds like trendy clicks or exceptional FX-samples to sharpen up your tracks and make them more inspiring.”
All 75 click-loops have been produced at 127 BPM and Resonance Sound says that, with 354 loop elements (fragments, ready to be effectively triggered from your sampler to create animated effects) and FX-sounds, Clicks & FX Vol. 1 makes the ideal solution for up-to date Minimal, Techno and Tech House tracks.
Formats: 235 MB (599 files) sample pack, 24-bit Wavs (180 MB/504 files), REX Loops (Stylus RMX ready), EXS24 und Kontakt 4 Patches.
Pricing and Availability:
13.36 Euro + VAT
This weeks free Ableton Live rack from AfroDJMac:
This is an effects rack I use on my master channels in Ableton Live. Very useful and practical!
Free Download @http://bit.ly/freesynth46
Every week I release a Free Ableton Live Pack! @ http://www.afrodjmac.com
Quick demo showing how octatrack effects can greatly alter a simple drum beat.
The drum beat comes from the machinedrum and is unchanged the whole time. The machinedrum is fed into the octatrack and goes through a “thru” machine and “neighbor” machine to achieve 4 effects: Lo-Fi, Plate Reverb, Filter, Compressor.
No other effects applied.
Elektron Machinedrum MK 2 UW+
Sonokinetic has released Vivace, a sound library for Kontakt and Kontakt Player featuring cinematic orchestral fx and textures.
Vivace features tempo-synced tonal cues, each recorded in all 12 keys utilising our ITM (Intelligent tempo mapping) system so that every sample is automatically integrated perfectly into any arrangement. The pressure of tight deadlines always interferes with the creative process so we believe Vivace is an essential tool to keep orchestrating craftsmanship high in production schedules with tight deadlines and on demand client expectations.
Vivace is a dedicated performance sampling library that continues building the Sonokinetic legacy in original one-of-a-kind sampling tools for professional composers and sound designers. A vast collection with over 16,000 samples (32,000 total combination of 16 and 24 bit) propels this impressive library to new heights.
- 9 channels available, of which 8 to mix: Pre-mixed ‘Tutti’ channel, 3 Mic position channels and 5 cue group channels. Mix each Vivace cue specifically to your taste. Set global variations or for each individual cue.
- Up to 3 additional multiple recordings of some motifs, available as variations.
- FX at your fingertips. Configure 4 band EQ and in-built reverb to match your other libraries.
- Samples recorded in the same environment as Sonokinetic ‘Tutti’ allowing seamless integration.
- Assign your favourite cues to keyswitches.
- 19 patches in total with multiple cues within each patch.
- 33922 samples: 2x sample pool (16 & 24 bit) (full version sample pool 27,56 GB content: 16bit: 9,41GB & 24bit: 18,15 GB).
- Royalty and copyright free content license. (English & German).
- Vivace Reference manual (pdf).
- Artwork : “Vivace” dvd cover. Designed by Pavel Fuksa.
- Programming : “Vivace” Kontakt script and instruments by Son Thomsen.
Vivace is available to purchase for 199.90 EUR.