Novation Updates Blocs Wave With ‘Slice Mode’

Novation has released an update to Blocs Wave, adding ‘Slice Mode’, a new option that lets you chop up sounds, play slices in real-time and record your slice performance.

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Snow Audio Intros GLITCHD Circuit Bent Sample Pack

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Snow Audio has introduced GLITCHD – an audio sample pack sourced from a classic 80’s circuit bent Speak & Read.

The raw recorded glitched audio was processed through multiple rounds of sound design to create a collection of textured drums, ethereal soundscapes, robotic language and more.

Included in the download are:

  • Loops & Phrases
  • Drums & Percussion
  • Drones & Chaos
  • Distortions & Scratches
  • Circuit bent recordings
  • And plenty of glitches, bleeps/bloops, etc.

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Native Instruments Intros ‘Rising Crescent’ Maschine Expansion

Native Instruments today introduced Rising Crescent , which they are calling “the first Maschine Expansion to explore the sounds and rhythms of the modern orient.”

Rising Crescent pulls from musical cultures in and around the Mediterranean, and combines them with modern bass production techniques. The expansion is aimed at producers of all genres in search of “fresh, non-western flavors” to add to their music.
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AAS Releases Synbiosis Sound Bank for Chromaphone 2

aas-synbiosis-artworkIn collaboration with artist and sound designer Daniel Stawczyk a.k.a. Status, Applied Acoustics Systems has released their Synbiosis sound bank for the Chromaphone 2 synthesizer and AAS Player plug-ins.

Synbiosis is sound designer Daniel Stawczyk’s fifth volume in AAS’ Sound Bank Series and his first one for Chromaphone. This 130-preset collection includes arpeggiators, basses, bells, keys, synths, and effects.

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New ‘Ableton-centric’ Soundware Company, SympleSound

symplifiedAustin-based producer, sound designer and educator Francis Prève has unveiled a new ‘Ableton-­centric’ soundware company, SympleSound, at this year’s SXSW.

The first products from the company are its Analog Collection – a set of extensively multisampled versions of vintage analog synths, like the Oberheim SEM and RolandSH101, along with some newer (but discontinued) models like the Moog Little Phatty and Doepfer Dark Energy Mk I. Continue reading

Audiomodern Intros Modularps, aka ‘Twisted Modular Goodness’

Audiomodern has introduced ModulARPS – a loop-based sampler instrument for NI Kontakt, also available on WAV, AIFF & REX

ModulARPS offers an array of sequence loops. divided into folders Bass, Beats, Melodies, Textures, Drones, Rhythms and all designed to fit together. It is designed to work in a range of musical and sound design scenarios.

All loops have been created using a large modular synthesizer and various analogue effect units. Continue reading