IK Multimedia Intros SampleTank 3 Free

sample-tank-3-freeIK Multimedia has introduced SampleTank 3 Free, the free version of their SampleTank sound and groove workstation for Mac and PC.

SampleTank 3 Free is essentially a fully functioning version of SampleTank 3: The only difference is that SampleTank 3 Free includes a small portion of the sounds featured in the full version. Continue reading

AIR Music Tech Releases ‘The Riser’ Plug-in

Virtual instrument maker AIR Music Technology has introduced The Riser, a new synthesizer for “creating powerful transitions.” Created with electronic dance music producers and DJs in mind, The Riser “infuses tracks with progression and hype.”

Central to The Riser are three editable sound generators – sweep, noise, and chord – which allow the user to manipulate the movement, timbre, and tonality of the transition. Three low-­frequency oscillators (LFOs) provide modulation duties for each patch, including beat­-synced movements and what AIR are calling the “Pumper” effect to modify dynamics. Reverb, delay, and mixer controls allow the user to shape transition volume, effect saturation, and stereo imaging.
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Stagecraft Releases Subtractive VST, Addiction

Stagecraft Software recently released its newest VST, Addiction, a subtractive synthesizer “built to be simple and intuitive, but with the depth of any professional subtractive synth.”

Addiction has three fully configurable oscillators, an “incredible” spectrum display for the main filter, “killer” effects, and an advanced level of automation control. Continue reading