Output Announces Exhale – A Modern Vocal Synth Engine


Output has announced the release of Exhale, which they have dubbed “the first truly modern” vocal engine.

“As musicians, we’ve always wanted a vocal instrument that was cool, creative and modern,” says Output Founder Gregg Lehrman. “So we decided to build it!”

To develop EXHALE, Output enlisted a team of record producers, vocalists and sound designers to “capture, manipulate and shape” the vocal sounds.

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Hello? Hello? Pro Sound Effects Intros Telephony Collection

Ericsson_PMG-Type-137-AWSound Effects library-maker Pro Sound Effects has announced the Telephony Collection, a collection (surprise!) of sound effects from a wide range of telecommunication devices used throughout the twentieth century.

Recorded on location at the Telstra Museum in Australia by Stephan Schütze of Sound Librarian, this new library contains over 1,500 sound effects (2.6GB) of more than 50 different historical telecommunication devices, including both rotary and push-button telephones, payphones, switchboards, exchanges and clocks. Continue reading

Soniccouture Intros Imogen Heap: Box Of Tricks

Soniccouture has introduced a new sound library for Kontakt, featuring the sounds of Imogen Heap, Box Of Tricks.

Box Of Tricks is a selection of virtual instruments, sampled in detail and with custom scripts, effects, and tools; all designed the way she wanted to use them. Soniccouture says that Box Of Tricks has already been beta-tested in Imogen’s live performances and studio projects: a process that helped generate ideas and refine the instruments.

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Optigan.com Triple Header Sound Disc Set Features Unheard Sounds

Optigan.com has announced a new sound disc for the vintage Optigan keyboard – Triple Header 2:

“By popular demand, we’ve ported three more Orchestron sounds to the Optigan, and have also dug into the Optigan master tape archives for more unreleased material recorded 40+ years ago, and only now seeing the light of day.”

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