Virtual Instrument News

  • 2B Played Music releases 2B Clipped 2
    on March 3, 2021 at 10:30 am

    2B Played Music has released 2B Clipped 2, the successor to 2B Clipped. The unique strength of 2B Clipped 2 lies in the new engine that is built to produce high-quality clip… Read More

  • Soundiron releases Mini Saron for Kontakt with Intro Offer
    on March 3, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Soundiron has announced the release of Mini Saron, a deeply sampled tuned percussion library that captures the heart and soul of a tiny toy saron. The saron is a musical instrument of… Read More

  • Matthieu Brucher releases free ATK MT2 v1.0 for Max & Win VST & AU
    on March 3, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Matthieu Brucher has announced the release of version 1.0 of ATK MT2, a new plug-in emulating the famous Boos MT2 pedal, for MacOS (10.11 minimum, 64-bits) and Windows (Windows 10 minimum,… Read More

  • Matthieu Brucher releases free ATK MT2 v1.0 for Max & Win VST & AU
    on March 3, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Matthieu Brucher has announced the release of version 1.0 of ATK MT2, a new plug-in emulating the famous Boos MT2 pedal, for MacOS (10.11 minimum, 64-bits) and Windows (Windows 10 minimum,… Read More

  • Soundyan updates Interstellar Waterphone – AU version available
    on March 3, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Soundyan has announced that Interstellar Waterphone has been updated. Changes: Audio Unit plugin version released. Miscellaneous bugs fixed. Read More

  • Fanan team releases Kitton – General MIDI compatible drum machine plug-in for Windows
    on March 3, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Fanan team has released Kitton, a General MIDI compatible drum machine. They say: Kitton put together 10 top crafted full featured drumkits that will make any GM… Read More

  • NoiseAsh updates Rule Tec Collection and Need 31102 Console Eq to v1.7.6
    on March 1, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    NoiseAsh has updated their Rule Tec Collection and Need 31102 Console Eq products to version 1.7.6. Changes: Fixed: Multi instance crash. Fixed: Invalid license key error…. Read More

  • Stoev Lab updates Interference for VCV Rack to v1.1.1
    on March 1, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Stoev Lab has updated Interference, their polyrhythm generator module for VCV Rack to version 1.1.1. New features: The RESET button now indicates a signal at the RESET… Read More

  • denise releases Dragon Fire – Compressor Plug-in
    on March 1, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    denise has released Dragon Fire, a new compressor plug-in for macOS and Windows. denise says: Dragon Fire introduces tonal compression: a new and easier way to… Read More

  • Soniccouture releases Orchestral Chimes Collection for Kontakt Player
    on March 1, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Soniccouture has announced the release of Orchestral Chimes Collection, describing it as “the most detailed sampling of these instruments to date”. Here’s what they say: … Read More

  • Reveal Sound updates “Spire” synthesizer to v1.5.7
    on March 1, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    Reveal Sound has updated Spire to v1.5.7. Changes: Fixes for interface glitches in Big Sur. Optimization for Apple Silicon M1. Fixes for Arpeggiator. Minor improvements. Read More

  • Reason Livestream
    by Propellerhead on March 1, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    https://youtu.be/t9tAMBNC2pY Algoritm Livestream Mattias is joining Ryan for a special Algoritm FM Synthesizer livestream to dive deeper into all Algoritm has to offer for your music and sound design. If you’ve already been playing with Algoritm, this session will give you advanced tips and tricks you’ll not want to miss. Tune in and hang out with us on March 2 at 10 am PST / 19:00 CET.   Born out of necessity during the spring lockdown, we launched these livestreams as a way for us to connect to each other, to hang out and make some music together. We’re sporting a brand new stream name, but that is still the core of what we’re doing on these streams so tune in and hang out with us, our guest and the fellow Reason community and we’ll have some fun together! Episode 28: Download Phonix Beats’ bass patch   Episode 27: Download Ryan’s Player Combinator patch! Episode 21: Download Ludvig’s Friktion Combinator patch! Please note that this patch file requires Reason 10.1 or later and Friktion. If you don’t have that, grab the free 30 day trial of Reason here and a free trial of Friktion here.   Episode 7: Download Koichi’s piano and generative Combinator patches! Please note that this song file requires Reason 11 and Quad Note Generator. If you don’t have that, grab the free 30 day trial of Reason here and a free trial of Quad Note Generator here.   Remix Ryan’s banjo song! Download the Reason song file from Episode 10 and make Ryan’s banjo song your own. Please note that this song file requires Reason 11. If you don’t have that, grab the free 30 day trial of Reason here or download the audio stems instead.

  • Majetone releases ‘Kensal Drums’ for Kontakt & One Shot Samples
    on March 1, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Majetone has announced the release of Kensal Drums for Kontakt (Full Version 5.8.1+). The instrument features 5 Round Robins and up to 7 Velocity Layers at 24-bit 48K WAV and… Read More

  • Press Play updates Wave Observer to v1.2.0, adding support for Apple M1 processors
    on March 1, 2021 at 11:14 am

    Press Play has updated Wave Observer, a free oscilloscope and monitoring plug-in for time-domain audio analysis. The new version 1.2.0 adds compatibility with Apple M1 (ARM)… Read More

  • Press Play updates Wave Observer to v1.2.0, adding support for Apple M1 processors
    on March 1, 2021 at 11:14 am

    Press Play has updated Wave Observer, a free oscilloscope and monitoring plug-in for time-domain audio analysis. The new version 1.2.0 adds compatibility with Apple M1 (ARM)… Read More

  • Rast Sound releases Balkan Vocals v2.0 for Kontakt with intro offer
    on February 26, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Rast Sound has released Balkan Vocals 2 with new engine, additional phrases and extended range for solo instruments. Price: 49€ – Intro offer 29€ until March 12. Read More

  • Synapse Audio updates The Legend, adding VST3 and Big Sur/M1 support
    on February 26, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Synapse Audio has updated The Legend to v1.4. This update adds a VST3 version, as well as an Audio Unit (Universal Binary) for Apple M1 computers running Big Sur. … Read More

  • Signum Audio releases BUTE Loudness Suite 2 Metering & Limiting Toolkit for VST/AU/AAX (including Audio Suite)
    on February 26, 2021 at 11:05 am

    Signum Audio has released BUTE Loudness Suite 2 (BUTE-LS2) along with BUTE Loudness Analyser 2 (BUTE-LA2), major updates to the loudness and True Peak Brickwall limiting toolkit. New features… Read More

  • Sequential adds MPE support for Prophet-6 and OB-6
    on February 26, 2021 at 12:51 am

    Sequential has released a new OS for the Prophet-6 and the OB-6 that adds MPE support as well as Prophet-5 Rev4-style “vintage” mode operation — as well as some new and greatly enhanced… Read More

  • Pitch Innovations updates Fluid Pitch to v1.2
    on February 25, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    Pitch Innovations has updated Fluid Pitch to version 1.2. Changes: Code signing for Windows installer. Fixes: Login issues for trial users: In some cases, users had… Read More

  • ujam releases “Beatmaker Nemesis” with intro & loyalty offers
    on February 25, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    UJAM has launched Nemesis, the eighth addition to their Beatmaker line. Here’s what they say: This action-packed drum machine is made for powerful, dark and complex music…. Read More

  • Ueberschall releases 60s Acid Rock Vol.1 (Elastik soundbank)
    on February 25, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Ueberschall has released a new loop library in construction kit format for their Elastik player: 60s Acid Rock Vol. 1. Here’s what they say: Combining elements… Read More

  • Online Music Foundry releases Imaginear for Retrologue 2
    on February 25, 2021 at 9:26 am

    Online Music Foundry has released Imaginear for Retrologue 2, saying: Imaginear brings you an inspiring collection of beautiful ambient, dark cinematic and blooming arpeggiated… Read More

  • Babylonwaves releases Art Conductor 7 – support for 70 additional sample libraries
    on February 25, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Babylonwaves has released Art Conductor 7, a collection of over 7000 professionally build articulation switching templates available for Logic, Cubase and Cakewalk. The new release adds… Read More

  • LetiMix updates GainMatch to v1.2
    on February 25, 2021 at 9:09 am

    LetiMix has updated GainMatch to version 1.2 with the following list of improvements: Better performance: Much lower CPU/RAM usage, faster opening time. UI improvements:… Read More

  • The design of Algoritm
    by Propellerhead on February 25, 2021 at 8:10 am

    https://youtu.be/88XtnyhBiJU We’ve tackled many types of synthesizers during the years. Classic analog-sounding subtractive synthesis, cutting edge additive synthesis, feature-packed wavetable and spectral synthesis, granular sound sculpting, and even physical modelling. FM synthesis, however, has always been an oddball. It’s hard to understand, hard to use, and still hopelessly associated with classic but cheesy 80s sounds. The Yamaha DX7 was perhaps too successful and influential, so much so that it’s still the blueprint for new FM synths decades later. As a company, that’s not what we’re about. We want to create instruments that feel unique and exciting, instruments that lead to new sounds and new music. So we asked ourselves: what would a Reason take on FM synthesis look like? That’s how Algoritm came about. Our main design goal was making it understandable and quick to work with, yet offer flexibility by getting rid of the pre-set algorithms that are hardly understood. If you’re at all familiar with FM synths, the differences are quite immediate. Algoritm has nine (!) operators and completely free routing. Without necessarily understanding the ins and outs of FM, you can very quickly try things out and listen your way to interesting sounds. Once that was in place we had a really fun and unique synth that could easily do both the classic FM sounds and more complex patches. In fact, we almost stopped development there. But after Peter tried adding noise as a modulator, we started thinking about what else could be interesting to modulate with. The filter, shaper, and osc & noise modules are the results. Think of them as spices, they add a little bit more character to something that was good already. Some more grit, edge, and wonky harmonics. As we started making patches, it was clear this concept was a winner! The heart of the Algoritm is really in choosing, routing, and tweaking the modules. There is an unimaginable number of sounds without ever doing anything else, which is simply wonderful. I could go on and on about how the design evolved from that point and the other features we added, but I fear I’ve already gone on long enough. Does anyone even read anymore? In the end, I believe we succeeded in making FM both fun, quick, approachable and powerful. Now the big question is: what do you think? Algoritm’s out now, included in the Reason+ subscription and available separately for purchase. Try it out and let us know! Mattias Häggström Gerdt Product Manager  

  • Free Soldano SLO-100 for AmpliTube 5 (even free CS version) and artist presets coming
    on February 24, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    For a limited time, all users of AmpliTube 5, including Custom Shop, can get the Officially Certified Soldano SLO-100 head model for free. See instructions at this link. Free… Read More

  • HoRNet Plugins updates ELM128 MK2 to v2.2.0
    on February 24, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    HoRNet Plugins has updated ELM128 MK2, the EBU R128 loudness meter with normalization. The new 2.2.0 version is a maintenance release and includes: Added hardware acceleration… Read More

  • Musical Sampling releases Atelier Series Amy for Kontakt with $29 Intro Offer
    on February 24, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    Musical Sampling has released Atelier Series Amy, a vocal legato Kontakt library produced for emotional and cinematic contexts. Features: Produced for emotional and cinematic… Read More

  • RJ Studios updates DRP2a mkII Dynamic Range Processor to v2.2.0 – new features and larger GUI
    on February 24, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Raising Jake Studios has released DRP2a mkII version 2.2.0. The update features a 50% larger GUI to better support high resolution monitors and other updates including: … Read More

  • Youlean updates Youlean Loudness Meter 2 to v2.4.3
    on February 24, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    Youlean has updated Youlean Loudness Meter to version 2.4.3, which brings some bug-fixes. Changes in v2.4.3: Fixed choppy scrolling in menus on macOS. Fixed forced dedicated… Read More

  • Youlean updates Youlean Loudness Meter 2 to v2.4.3
    on February 24, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    Youlean has updated Youlean Loudness Meter to version 2.4.3, which brings some bug-fixes. Changes in v2.4.3: Fixed choppy scrolling in menus on macOS. Fixed forced dedicated… Read More

  • accSone updates crusher-X to v8.61
    on February 24, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    accSone has released a free feature update for crusher-X 8 licensees. Changes in v8.61: Adds ‘Random Loop’ and ‘Random One shot’ modes to the DCO Play Modes. … Read More

  • Ableton releases Live 11
    on February 23, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    Ableton has announced that Live 11 is now available at Ableton.com and at local retailers worldwide. The latest version of Live includes comping and MPE, new devices for experimentation,… Read More

  • GForce Software releases OB-E – Emulation of the iconic 8-voice for macOS
    on February 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    GForce Software has announced the release of OB-E, an emulation of the iconic 8-voice synthesiser, saying: It’s been our most requested product, a labour of love and more than… Read More

  • HASound updates “Big Apple” Dynamic Range Compressor to v2.1.1
    on February 23, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    HASound has updated Big Apple, a dynamic range compressor designed especially for work in parallel compression mode without the need for any additional routing inside your DAW. … Read More

  • Schaack Audio Technologies updates Transient Shaper to v2.60
    on February 23, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Schaack Audio Technologies has updated their plugin Transient Shaper to v2.60. Changes: Apple Silicon support added. Drive LED now works properly. Fixed compatibility… Read More

  • Sango with Reason+ and Splice
    by Propellerhead on February 23, 2021 at 8:51 am

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k37M8mq8iCs Let’s hear it for the power couples; the combinations that just work. Macaroni and cheese, salt and pepper, chips and dip, Reason+ and Splice. Watch top producer Sango cook up a garage beat in a couple of minutes with Reason+ and Splice. In case you weren’t aware, Sango has worked with artists such as Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Drake, and Bryson Tiller. Hey, did you know you’re just minutes away from creating your own beats in Reason+? Start your free 30-day trial now. TRY REASON+No credit card required   With Reason+, you get over 70 instruments, effects, and other creative tools for electronic music-making. You can use Reason as a plugin in any major DAW or as a standalone DAW in its own right. Click above to start your free Reason+ trial subscription. Our partner Splice offers musicians and sound producers millions of royalty-free samples, loops, and presets. Their extensive sound library is sure to get those creative juices flowing. Producers use Splice sounds to create music across all genres, including Grammy-winning songs, movie scores, and club hits.

  • Spektralisk releases Frozen Drones – 50 free presets for Adaptiverb
    on February 21, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    Spektralisk has announced the release of Frozen Drones, a collection of 50 presets for Zynaptiq’s Adaptiverb and their sampled versions. Contents: 50 presets for Adaptiverb…. Read More

  • Lostin70s updates Keys Of The 70s – New samples bank and full stereo support
    on February 18, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Lostin70s has released a new version of the Keys Of The 70s Piano for MacOS and Windows. The sample bank includes: A Rhodes. A Wurlitzer. A stereo acoustic piano. A Clavinet…. Read More

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