Rob Papen’s new RP-Dock – standalone host for Rob Papen products

April 5, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Rob Papen has announced the release of RP-Dock, a standalone host application for Rob Papen products.

There are handy features like tempo setting and an audio recording/playback facility. The audio setting for sample rate can be selected from 44.1Khz up to 96Khz (depending on your soundcard/device). Midi input offers merging of all connected Midi controllers and also included is an optional midi channel selector.

RP-Dock will host all current RP products and is completely free!
A great tool if you are playing live or in the studio or… simply cool if you just like to play around with the synthesizers or effects.

RP-Dock is currently available to download for Mac, free of charge. The Windows PC version is to be released soon.

Get it here >>

Rob Papen RE reverb for Reason – RPVERB EFFECT

March 29, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

You’ve spent hours on your track? Working and reworking every part to bring your musical vision to life. And you know that the quality of your reverb can be the difference between the rich sounding mix you’re after and one that comes off as flat and artificial.

Face it: When it comes to pristine, authentic reverb, it’s the algorithm that counts. RP-Verb is the fruit of Rob Papen’s decades-long study of reverb and endless hours of exploring, testing, and tweaking by Rob and Jon Ayres. The result is exactly what you would expect: a stunning, musical reverb that brings unmatched dimension and fullness to your mixes.

RP-Verb is the reverb you’ve waited years to have in your Reason setup. Try it out for yourself and see why pros describe it with one word: amazing.

Introduction price until 30 April: Euro 49 / USD 59 (normal price Euro 65 / USD 79)

Rob Papen: The secrets of subtractive synthesis “The 4 Element Synth” sound design book & DVD set

October 26, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Rob Papen has announced The secrets of subtractive synthesis “The 4 Element Synth”, a sound design book and DVD set.

Rob Papen is a globally renowned sound designer whose sounds and virtual synthesizers are used and loved by many synthesizer players and music producers.

This 200+ page book, which is accompanied by four DVDs with over 10 hours of content, gives an in-depth insight into his approach of working with subtractive synthesis.

In 2001, Rob Papen began giving exclusive masterclasses teaching ‘synthesizer sound design” in his studio. For these training sessions, Rob developed his own method to explain the secrets of subtractive synthesis, called “The 4 Element Synth”. This masterclass training is now transformed into a combined book and DVD package that also delivers numerous ‘tips and tricks’ which will help you to design and tweak your own sounds. Throughout the masterclass, a variety of hardware and software synthesizers are explored.

We are sure this synthesizer sound design training is an eye-opener for every synthesizer player, from novice to pro. A must have for everyone who takes his sounds seriously!

The secrets of subtractive synthesis is expected tho ship in November/Early December, 2012, priced at 74 EUR/$89 USD (excl. shipping).

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Rob Papen’s Predator soon on Reason

July 29, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Rob Papen has announced that he is bringing RP Predator synthesizer to Propellerhead Reason as a Rack Extension, Predator RE.

Predator is a “phat sounding” killer synthesizer that combines inspiring presets and first-class features to make this your ‘go-to’ synth for contemporary music production.
The user interface has been designed so that almost all controls are visible on screen, making it fun and incredibly easy-to-use. And if you’re unsure about a particular synth function, simply right click your mouse to access the help screen.

Predator is packed with powerful features such as Preset Quick Browser, Preset bank mananger, Preset Morphing, Intelligent Preset Variation, MIDI and Synth Controllable FX, Unison Detune, Chord Memory and an extremely versatile Arpeggiator.

Included preset banks: HipHop (NY, Club, DirtySouth and Gfunk) banks. Jump, hardcore, breakbeat, various Trance styles, DnB banks. Hardcore dance, House, SFX banks and much more…

Last but not least …Predator also includes PredatorFX, allowing you to use the incredible filters, modulations, effects and vocoder as an FX plug-in within your music host.

Predator 1.6 is out now with even more presets included klangMedium “Ambient bank/Downbeat bank” and JoMal bank.

Details are to be announced for Predator RE, but Papen says it will be available soon.

Review: Rob Papens Blade Additive Software Synthesizer

June 19, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Rob Papen’s additive synthesizer with unique XY pad and endless modulation possibilities.

DAW-control – Predator template for Lemur on iOS

June 2, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A glimpse of the Hands On feature in the dawcontrol – Predator template for Lemur on iOS.

More info: http://dawcontrol.com/product/predator/

Predator is our most advanced Lemur template to date. It is created with the same care and understanding of user needs as all our templates but it just “feels” like there is more to it. We believe that it has something to do with the sound, Predator just sounds awesome!

The template also has beautiful pop-up menus with waveforms, sync modes and more. Instead of dragging a fader in search of the correct value you simply press a button and up comes a menu and you click a button with the option you want.

Hands on is great when you want to control several things at one once. It gives you 4 knobs and an X/Y-pad. All knobs can target a different controller, select it by clicking on the name under the knob. The X/Y-pad has two selectable controllers, one for the X-axis and one for the Y-axis, both selectable directly under the pad itself.

Rob Papen Blade Harmolator

April 5, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Note, this version of Blade with ‘spectrum’ display is released first week of April.

Rob Papen Blade Introduction – Released yesterday

March 30, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Rob Papen’s brand new virtual synthesizer Blade released yesterday. The price is € 99USD 119 (introduction price until end of May) and is available http://www.robpapen.com/blade.html.

At the heart of BLADE, ready to twist and transform your musical mind, lies the Harmolator. An additive synthesis system, which rather than using the system of changing additive partials, uses global controls which capture the essence of additive synth in an intuitive way making the creation of sounds much easier than using other additive synths.

The nine Harmolator controls allow you to create a vast range of sounds so you get all the amazing sounds that additive synthesis can generate with the added simplicity of traditional subtractive synthesis.
The Harmolator allows oscillator spreading, fattening the sound and also square / sine wave sub-oscillator. What’s more, the sound can be modified further by the 21 per-voice distortions types and 14 filter types.
Blade offers total control of the sound over time using an array of different modulation controls.

The most significant of these is the central XY screen. Here you can either alter things directly by moving the cursor around, or you can record paths which can be replayed.
The recorded path can be looped, bi-directional looped and tempo based as well. Even the speed of the XY recording can be modulated for dynamic changes!
So the XY pad is also an incredibly advanced “human input” modulation source.

Furthermore, Blade has the full range of other modulation sources, including a dedicated envelope, LFO and velocity as modulation source for Harmolator controls.

Two FX units featuring all the FX from other Rob Papen products, plus the Arp / Sequencer and an Easy page which allows you to easily control sounds, all add up to an amazingly flexible and useful instrument at the cutting edge of today’s synthesizers!

Rob Papen shows off the Blade synthesizer

January 25, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The latest synth from extreme sound mangler Rob Papen is Blade –  an additive synthesis engine (around 100 partials) with a user friendly interface based around an XY interface and some cunning gesture based automation for interesting modulation and tonal variation.

Coming soon

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Server breakdown + more news from NAMM – Waldorf, Rob Papen and Arturia

January 22, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

We apologize for the limited access to our site during the past 24 hours, our web hoster has had server problems – that has made our page slow to access or even unavailable.

With this being said the problem does not lie with us and we hope everything will be back to normal from now on.

Cheers Steelberry Clones

Now some more news before we close for today:

Rob shows us the features of his new synth Blade. Out Feb or early March. Each Note has its own XY pattern

mpressions of Waldorf Music @ Winter NAMM 2012. Come visit us at Booth A6624! Thank you to the musicians who played the Zarenbourg and let us use their footage. All music made using Waldorf keys, synths and plugins. Background music and video by Erik Heirman. Shot using a GoPro HD Hero 2

Sean from Arturia shows us their new software emulation of the Oberheim SEM. It has Dual VCO’s and recreates the unique Oberheim SEM filter. It includes a noise generator and sub oscillator which were not available on the original SEM.

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