Today Sonic Faction has come out with a massive new offering for Live users – the Archetype Ableton Bundle, a collection of 8 custom-designed instruments for Ableton Live 9 Suite.
The Archetype Bundle’s eight instruments (Beatdown, Sickness, Evilfish, Hatchet, Clone, Pulsator, Whoosh Machine and Rogue-One) run the gamut of vintage and modern instruments, which are manipulated and controlled with Archetype’s creative controls and interfaces.
Archetype also includes 2 Max for Live step sequencers, Synth and Drum, to use with Push, APC40 and Launchpad, to take hands-on control of your sound. Continue reading →
2014 was a good year, too, for desktop/laptop electronic music software. There were multiple major DAW updates. And, for the first time, there were several major new DAW releases for Linux in one year.
It was also a year that saw several apps make the leap from iOS to Mac & Windows or to VSTi/AU standards.
And, after 2013, where it seemed like iOS was getting many of the most interesting new synths, 2014 saw some very interesting new desktop/laptop synths.