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AAS gets ‘Pivotal’ with sound bank for Ultra Analog VA-2 by sound designer Daniel Stawczyk

SYNTH NEWS: Applied Acoustics Systems (AAS) has announced PIVOTAL, a new soundbank (soundset) for its Ultra Analog VA-2 “virtual analog” synth, as well as free AAS Player. For this library, sound designer Daniel Stawczyk created a hefty 158-preset collection of focused and upfront sounds covering all the classic categories—arpeggios, basses, leads, synths, and effects are […]

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Brainworx celebrates 10 years of premium audio plugins for recording and performing with promotion

PLUGIN NEWS: Brainworx is celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2017, and is offering fans and new users a promotion during August in celebration. The technical achievements of the last 10 years alone are noteworthy enough, but Brainworx’s success is also deep-rooted in company CEO Dirk Ulrich’s extensive experience as a producer and audio engineer, work […]

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Surfing an ‘Infinite’ Wave, Wolfgang Palm unleashes PPG Infinite Synth for iOS

Synth News: Wolfgang Palm, the “father of wavetable synthesizers,” has released his latest virtual synth, PPG “Infinite” for Apple iOS devices. To address limitations of past wavetable designs, the frequencies of the overtones created by Infinite can be totally freely defined. Now available. The post Surfing an ‘Infinite’ Wave, Wolfgang Palm unleashes PPG Infinite Synth […]

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Synth Memories: Bob Moog Foundation Summer 2017 Raffle Proffers Moog Memorymoog to Aid Charity

Today, the Bob Moog Foundation announced its Summer 2017 Raffle for a vintage Memorymoog Plus Synthesizer. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the non-profit Foundation’s educational and historic preservation initiatives. The vintage Memorymoog Plus synthesizer is described as a very unusual and powerful polyphonic synthesizer with six voices for each of the three oscillators, MIDI, […]

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RAINLINK Virtual Music Application joint-development announced by Roland Virtual Sonics and SONY

Beginning in early 2018, Roland Virtual Sonics will release a series of RAINLINK-enabled software products through Roland Cloud, featuring audio recordings made at Sony Pictures Post Production Services sound facilities in Culver City, Calif. These new RAINLINK products will be designed to assist audio professionals working in today’s mixed media industries. The post RAINLINK Virtual […]

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UVI announces Falcon expansion ‘Cinematic Shades’ for composers and modern producers

VIRTUAL SYNTH NEWS: UVI has announced “Cinematic Shades” for their Falcon virtual instrument/sampler software. A joint collaboration from sound designers Richard Gale and Carlo de Gregorio, Cinematic Shades dives deep into the “dark and experimental side of music and sound culminating from of over 15 years of sound design experience.” The post UVI announces Falcon […]

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Spitfire Audio Scares Up New Bernard Herrmann Composer Toolkit with Classic Sounds for Orchestration

MUSIC GEAR: Spitfire Audio has announced a new virtual orchestra sound sample library that brings to life the classic and iconic vibe of composer Bernard Herrmann, known for “Psycho,” “Vertigo,” and many other classic films. This is Spitfire’s first dry scoring stage ensemble library and the company worked closely with the Herrmann estate to examine […]

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4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator (SMR) for Softube Modular System offers Six Filter Channels

MUSIC TECH: Softube recently announced the new 4ms SMR for Modular plugin, which “can process audio like a classic filter bank, ring like a marimba when plucked/struck, vocode, re-mix tracks, harmonize, output spectral data, quantize other oscillators to scales and much more. It’s deep, versatile and infinitely expands what is possible to achieve with Modular.” […]

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Native Instruments’ New ‘THRILL’ Bites with Thrills and Chills in a Virtual Instrument Sound Design Tool

Native Instruments has unveiled THRILL, a new virtual sound design softare instrument that enables the introduction of “terrifying live scores to movies, games, sound installations, or theater productions.” THRILL was cooked up in the lab in collaboration with sound master Uli Baronowsky of Galaxy Instruments. The post Native Instruments’ New ‘THRILL’ Bites with Thrills and […]

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ASCAP to Distribute More Than $1.8 Million in Plus Cash Awards to reward writers whose works have a unique prestige value

NEW YORK, N.Y. /Music Industry Newswire/ — More than $1.8 million in cash awards for 2012-2013 will be distributed to songwriter and composer members of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) by the Society’s ASCAP Plus Awards Panels, it was announced today by ASCAP President & Chairman Paul Williams. The purpose of […]

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Native Instruments bangs out latest KONTAKT instrument: ABBEY ROAD VINTAGE DRUMMER

BERLIN, Germany /Music Industry Newswire/ — Native Instruments today introduced ABBEY ROAD VINTAGE DRUMMER, a new KONTAKT instrument that features the sound of two vintage drum kits from the 1940s. Both kits were recorded with a combination of state-of-the-art equipment and period microphones at Abbey Road Studios in London, providing a natural, open sound suitable […]

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StudioBLADE Generation 3 Music Workstations launched with 22-inch LED Multi-Touchscreen

AUSTIN, Texas /Music Industry Newswire/ — Music Computing, the makers of the StudioBLADE line of all-in-one music keyboard production stations announced today the Gen3 versions, which represents another leap in performance and value. The StudioBLADE Gen3 is all-in-one music production command and control center, which allow users to compose; record, mix, and master songs that […]

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Continuum Fingerboard 5.3

Haken Audio updates Continuum Fingerboard hands-on electronic instrument and MIDI controller to 5.30

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Haken Audio has announced the latest update for their Continuum Fingerboard hands-on electronic instrument and MIDI controller. The number of carefully crafted internal preset sounds has dramatically increased from 18 to 66. Included in these new sounds are designs using non-linear feedback filtering for wind physical models, granular sounds […]

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Doepfer Dark Energy II Analog Synthesizer

New Doepfer Dark Energy II Analog Synthesizer announced with ‘completely different filter type’ from original

GRAEFELFING, Germany /Music Industry Newswire/ — Audio hardware developer Doepfer has announced availability of its new Dark Energy II Analog Synthesizer, a redesigned version of the original Dark Energy, a standalone monophonic analogue synthesizer with built-in USB/MIDI interfacing and CV connectivity released to much critical acclaim in 2010. So why the need to redesign something […]

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Korg announces iPolysix App for iPad, recreates classic analog polyphonic synthesizer

MELVILLE, N.Y. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Korg has unveiled the latest in its series of musical instrument apps. The new, intuitive iPolysix app evokes Korg’s legendary analog polyphonic synthesizer while taking full advantage of the iPad® interface. Up to eight instances of the synth can be used in conjunction with new features that include a […]

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Avid AAX Pack for Pro Tools

Plugin Alliance LLC contributes six multi-format plugins to Avid’s new AAX Pack for Pro Tools

WILMINGTON, Del. /Music Industry Newswire/ — The new American pro audio plug-in company Plugin Alliance LLC is proud to announce that it has contributed six multi-format (including AAX DSP/AAX Native) plug-ins to Burlington, Massachusetts-headquartered digital audio and video technology creator Avid’s recently-released AAX Pack, making it the main contributor to this 18-plug-in-strong bundle. The AAX […]

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