Ableton and the electronic duo Skinnerbox recently released a major update for Time & Timbre, the rhythm engine and drum synthesis instrument for Live. The revamped Max for Live toolkit allows the user to use the engine’s “unique rhythm and swing capabilities” throughout their music-making process. Time & Timbre has been a popular tool for… Read More Ableton and Skinnerbox Update Time & Timbre Polymetric Groove Engine
New Sonic Arts has introduced Freestyle, a VST host for stage and studio. Freestyle is described as ‘a modular sound design and performance environment’. It lets you combine, split, layer and chain VST instruments and FX. ‘Rack View’ is intended for quickly building patches, while ‘Structure View’ provides complete access to the modular architecture, allowing manual ‘wiring’ between… Read More Freestyle Turns Your Computer Into A Live Rig Keyboard Workstation
Korg and BANDAI NAMCO Studios have announced an update to Korg Gadget, that introduces a new synth engine, Kamata, inspired by the classic video game sounds of the 80s The new version 2.5 adds the synthesizer Kamata, which features a reconstructed “Waveform Memory Sound Generator”, the sound engine that produced so many legendary game sounds in the… Read More Korg Gadget Update Adds Classic Video Game Sound Synthesizer
Producer/synthesist Fabio Ribeiro (aka Remove Silence) has released the Basics & Classics Collection, a free collection of 64 patches for the Moog Model 15 app for iPad and iPhone.
Audiomodern has introduced ModulARPS 2 | Twisted Modular Goodness, their second volume of loop-based instruments for NI Kontakt, WAV, & AIFF. ModulARPS 2 features a wide array of sequenced loops, divided into (13) folders, including Bass, Beats, Melodies, Music, Noises, Rhythms. All loops have been created using a large modular synthesizer and various analogue effect units. Here’s their… Read More Audiomodern Intros ModulARPS 2 | Twisted Modular Goodness
Amazing Noises has introduced Moebius Lab – a multimorphic sound processor for iOS. Moebius Lab contains a synth, a varispeed stereo sample player, 9 time domain effects, 6 spectral effects, 7 slots for external audio application, and nearly 200 LFOs that can modulate each parameter. All parameters can be modulated with dedicated LFOs (one independent LFO for… Read More Moebius Lab Is A Multimorphic Sound Processor For iOS
Samplemodeling has introduced The Cello, a new virtual instrument that they say captures ‘virtually all the elements contributing to the sound of the real instrument ‘ Bow speed, pressure, direction and distance from the bridge are under player’s control. One can also control the resonance of the played string, that of the open strings, the… Read More Samplemodeling Intros Cello Virtual Instrument
SampleScience has introduced AdLibXRom, a sample-based instrument, featuring the sound of the AdLib sound card. The AdLib soundcard, widely used in 90’s PCs, had a synthesis chip build by Yamaha. This chip was the YM3812, a FM and additive synthesizer which had up to 9 channels of digitally produced sound.