Virtual Instrument News

  • sonicLAB releases VOLBot Stochastic Audio Modulator for iOS
    on November 2, 2020 at 9:17 am

    sonicLAB has announced the release of an iOS version of VOLBot, a stochastic and distributed audio modulator app. VOLBot is a super LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) which modulates… Read More

  • RJ Studios releases Cans2Cones v3.0.0 – Headphones-to-Speaker Emulator
    on October 31, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    RJ Studios has released Cans2Cones version 3.0.0, an updated version of their headphones-to-speaker emulator with an improved algorithm and added features. The v3.0.0 update… Read More

  • KarmaFX Synth Modular 2 is out now for both PC and Mac (VST/AU)
    on October 31, 2020 at 9:32 am

    KarmaFX has upgraded Synth Modular. There are lots of new modules and enhancements, improved sound, a redesigned user-interface, brand new skins, and a truckload of new patches. … Read More

  • Toybox releases Vintage Sampler & Vintage Sampler Lite for Reaktor
    on October 31, 2020 at 7:00 am

    Toybox has released Vintage Sampler and Vintage Sampler Lite, two new blocks for the Reaktor Blocks virtual-modular platform. Here’s what they say: The blocks have the ability… Read More

  • Toybox releases Vintage Sampler & Vintage Sampler Lite for Reaktor
    on October 31, 2020 at 7:00 am

    Toybox has released Vintage Sampler and Vintage Sampler Lite, two new blocks for the Reaktor Blocks virtual-modular platform. Here’s what they say: The blocks have the ability… Read More

  • rncbc.org updates Qtractor to v0.9.18 for Linux
    on October 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    rncbc.org has announced the release of Qtractor version 0.9.18 Fall’20 for Linux. Changes: When under NSM, all top-level windows, main, mixer and connections, will always… Read More

  • rncbc.org updates Qtractor to v0.9.18 for Linux
    on October 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    rncbc.org has announced the release of Qtractor version 0.9.18 Fall’20 for Linux. Changes: When under NSM, all top-level windows, main, mixer and connections, will always… Read More

  • IK announces AmpliTube 5
    on October 30, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    IK Multimedia has announced AmpliTube 5, saying: IK’s leading amp and effects modeling software has been totally re-engineered, now offering even more gear, an all-new interface,… Read More

  • IK announces AmpliTube 5
    on October 30, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    IK Multimedia has announced AmpliTube 5, saying: IK’s leading amp and effects modeling software has been totally re-engineered, now offering even more gear, an all-new interface,… Read More

  • Sound Magic releases Legendary Hu – virtual instrument featuring Erhu, Zhonghu, Jinhu and Gehu
    on October 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Sound Magichas announced the release of Legendary Hu featuring the Huqin family, which are the string instruments in Chinese Traditional Music. It includes Erhu, Jinhu, Zhonghu and Gehu…. Read More

  • Audiomodern releases Opacity II for Kontakt Player with Intro Offer
    on October 30, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Audiomodern has released Opacity II, a boutique collection of Cinematic Guitar and professional six string performances designed to work across Film, TV, Sound Design, Documentaries, Games,… Read More

  • The Unfinished releases Zebra Nordsund II: Dusk & Snow
    on October 30, 2020 at 9:36 am

    The Unfinished has released Zebra Nordsund II: Dusk & Snow, two volumes of analogue and organic sounds for Zebra2 and ZebraHZ, inspired by Nordic Noir film and TV scores. … Read More

  • AutoTonic Modal MIDI Transposer updated to v1.12
    on October 29, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    AutoTonic – Modal MIDI Transposer has been updated to v1.12, saying: This update will introduce a new ЯЯOЯIM feature that allows to completely flip the playing upside… Read More

  • 2B Clipped XT Distortion Plug-in updated to v1.2
    on October 29, 2020 at 11:46 am

    2B Played Music has updated 2B Clipped XT (“To Be Clipped Extreme”), a distortion/clipping plug-in, to v1.2. 2B Played Music has listened carefully to their users and partly… Read More

  • Fanan team releases ScandiSoul VSTi – Nordish Soul Organ Module
    on October 29, 2020 at 11:39 am

    Fanan team has released ScandiSoul, a nordish soul organ module. ScandiSoul, like its little brother ScandiClavia, is a virtual organ module that works in an open mixer format… Read More

  • AudioKit releases “House: Mark I” for iPhone & iPad
    on October 29, 2020 at 11:34 am

    AudioKit Pro has released House: Mark I, a new App for iOS created by Grammy-winners Henny Tha Bizness (Jay-Z, Drake) and Kennard Garrett (Sting, Shaggy). A famous vintage… Read More

  • Bunker Samples releases Off-World Vol. 1 – Pitch Bend Compendium for Kontakt
    on October 29, 2020 at 11:30 am

    Bunker Samples has released Off World Vol. 1, a new Kontakt Instrument based on a Vietnamese Dan Bau (monochord). Here’s what they say: Off-World Vol. 1 it is not… Read More

  • Wavparty releases free Moog Grandmother sample pack
    on October 28, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    Wavparty has released the Moog Grandmother sample pack, a free download with over 50 sounds from the semi-modular synthesizer. Details: Includes an Ableton pack with… Read More

  • Cymatic Form releases Acousmatic Engine: Surreal and Thematic Kontakt Instruments
    on October 28, 2020 at 9:46 am

    Cymatic Form, the creator of Kinetic Metal and Kinetic Toys, has announced the release of Acousmatic Engine for the free Kontakt Player. Probing the realms of Sci-Fi Noir,… Read More

  • Soundiron releases Iron Throne 2.0 for Kontakt with intro offer
    on October 28, 2020 at 9:39 am

    Soundiron has announced the recent 2.0 upgrade for Iron Throne, an eerie and dark collection of metallic percussive and semi-melodic effects, ideal for use in horror and suspense scoring,… Read More

  • rncbc.org updates Vee One Suite for Linux to v0.9.18
    on October 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    rncbc.org has announced the Fall’20 release of the Vee One Suite version 0.9.18 of old-school software instruments for Linux. The Vee One Suite comprises four separate, autonomous… Read More

  • rncbc.org updates Vee One Suite for Linux to v0.9.18
    on October 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    rncbc.org has announced the Fall’20 release of the Vee One Suite version 0.9.18 of old-school software instruments for Linux. The Vee One Suite comprises four separate, autonomous… Read More

  • Thirdmanonthemoon releases “Drummer From Another Mother” for Live, Kontakt, Maschine, Battery, Logic and WAV – Plus Free DFAM Samples
    on October 27, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    Thirdmanonthemoon has released The Drummer From Another Mother, described as “a quirky and weird machine with a huge sound”. Here’s what they say: As far as Drum… Read More

  • dSONIQ updates Realphones to v1.5.1
    on October 27, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    dSONIQ has updated Realphones to version 1.5.1. Realphones re-creates the acoustic environment of a recording studio control room in your headphones and corrects their frequency… Read More

  • Reveal Sound updates “Spire” synthesizer to v1.5.4
    on October 27, 2020 at 11:29 am

    Reveal Sound has updated Spire to v1.5.4. Changes: AAX minor bug fixes. Add option “Convert legacy bank/preset on import”. Add option “Don’t create “init” preset on disk”…. Read More

  • Synthblitz Audio updates Nitroflex 2 Wavetable Synth to v2.8
    on October 27, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Synthblitz Audio has updated Nitroflex 2, the Wavetable Synth VST plugin for Windows, to v2.8. Improvements: Sound output. Sound presets. CPU usage. Nitroflex… Read More

  • New Sonic Arts updates Granite Granular Texture Generator Plugin to v1.6801
    on October 27, 2020 at 9:37 am

    New Sonic Arts has updated Granite, a creative sampler instrument, to version 1.6801. Improvements: Pitch section now displays the current chord memory. Granite Erosion… Read More

  • Reason Livestream
    by Propellerhead on October 27, 2020 at 7:44 am

    Episode 28: Reason Livestream – Live with Phonix Beats (J Cole, 50 Cent) On our next livestream we’re making beats with Darius Barnes, more known to the world as hip hop producer Phonix Beats. Having worked with Nipsey Hustle, 50 Cent and more, Phonix Beats is probably most known for producing J Cole’s “No Role Modelz”. Tune in and hang out with us on Tuesday, November 3 at 10 am PDT / 19:00 CET. https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLljy8w-QIrGyuZ9KI3LDBUya8bFC3-KzC&v=b8jZCf2TvBc   Born out of necessity during the spring lockdown, we launched these livestream 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 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.

  • Empty Vessel releases Kenopsia – 48 melancholic, dark presets for TAL Sampler
    on October 26, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    New Zealand-based developer Empty Vessel has released a new pack for TAL Sampler. Kenopsia is based around 1GB of original samples created with synthesis and diverse field recordings… Read More

  • Syntler Drumper Drum Machine 2.5 is now free
    on October 26, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    Syntler has announced that Drumper 2.5, the 32-bit drum machine VST instrument plug-in for Windows, which previously cost $29, is now free. Features: 32-bit VST-2 instrument… Read More

  • Syntler Drumper Drum Machine 2.5 is now free
    on October 26, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    Syntler has announced that Drumper 2.5, the 32-bit drum machine VST instrument plug-in for Windows, which previously cost $29, is now free. Features: 32-bit VST-2 instrument… Read More

  • Apple updates GarageBand for iOS to v2.3.9
    on October 26, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Apple has updated the iOS version of GarageBand to v2.3.9. Changes: New audio recordings can be quickly started from the Home screen by touching and holding the GarageBand… Read More

  • Free creepy Sound Packs for Halloween 🎃
    by Propellerhead on October 26, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    Ghouls just want to have fun Get your Halloween treat bag with these FREE Sound Packs for Reason—filled to the brim with creepy sounds for your best Halloween tunes. First up is the Halloween Monsters Sound Pack by Navi Retlav. Navi says: “I recorded and cut 120 samples which include tomato smashing, breaking corn, and fridge noises as a drone. There is also a theremin there.” He continues: “Each combinator is inspired by a different monster/fear type, and together they can be used as sound effects or drone machines for live podcast / rpg session or blockbuster hollywood style horror trailer”.   Download the Halloween Monsters Sound Pack* If that wasn’t enough to put the fear in you, then you need to check out the Halloween Sound Pack by Seán Murray. He says: “The demo song for this Sound Pack is ‘John Carpenter meets a creepy carnival/haunted house’ kinda vibe!” Download Seán Murray’s Halloween Sound Pack* * Requires Reason 10 later. Get the free 30 day trial of Reason.

  • Youlean updates Youlean Loudness Meter 2 to v2.4.2
    on October 24, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Youlean has updated Youlean Loudness Meter to version 2.4.2, which brings some bug-fixes. Changes in v2.4.2: Fixed graph constantly resets in some DAWs. … Read More

  • Youlean updates Youlean Loudness Meter 2 to v2.4.2
    on October 24, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Youlean has updated Youlean Loudness Meter to version 2.4.2, which brings some bug-fixes. Changes in v2.4.2: Fixed graph constantly resets in some DAWs. … Read More

  • stw-audio updates “Reflex-Pro-X” to v1.1
    on October 24, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    stw-audio has updated Reflex-Pro-X to version 1.1. The update includes new features, an enhanced GUI and some fixes. The manual also got a big overhaul. There are over 40 new presets…. Read More

  • Xhun Audio releases Woodcraft Kits (Expansion for ResonHeart) with Introductory Offer
    on October 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Xhun Audio has released Woodcraft Kits, a special sound design toolkit for ResonHeart, the physically modeled mechanical synthesizer. This construction kit library features… Read More

  • Wide Blue Sound releases Elysium – Two Layer Motion Synth for Kontakt Player
    on October 23, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Wide Blue Sound has released Elysium, a two-layer synth for Kontakt Player for creating music infused with tonal rhythms, movement and playability, saying: With an entirely… Read More

  • Raising Jake Studios updates “Telephone” plugin to v2.1.0
    on October 23, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Raising Jake Studios has updated Telephone to version 2.1.0 with the following changes: Reduced CPU load for all versions on Mac. Added Audiosuite support for Pro Tools. Added automation… Read More

  • Tokyo Dawn Labs release TDR Molot GE and TDR Molotok – vibrant dynamics compressors for Mac & Win, VST, AU & AAX
    on October 23, 2020 at 9:45 am

    Tokyo Dawn Labs has released TDR Molot GE and TDR Molotok, a series of characterful dynamics processors for macOS and Windows in VST, VST3, AU and AAX plug-in formats. Here’s… Read More

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