Waldorf Music has announced that Waldorf Edition 2 – an updated to its PPG Wave 2.2v, Attack & D-Pole bundle – is now available.
In addition to an updated user interface, the new version brings an expanded effects section (with Delay, Equalizer, Drive, Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, and Reverb) into play. Continue reading
Propellerhead has introduced three new Rig bundles for Reason 8 – $199 collections of Rack Extensions and Refills that bring together instruments, effects and sample packs from a variety of developers. Continue reading
Xils-Lab has introduced miniSyn’X, a new software synth, for Mac & Windows, that emulates an 80’s Italian polyphonic analog monster. Continue reading
Snow Audio has introduced Pulse for Omnisphere – a collection of 175 rhythmic patches for cinematic and electronic music.
Pulse is designed to complement your existing arsena,l by making creative use of Omnisphere’s expansive soundsource library to sculpt unusual, yet practical, rhythmic sounds.
Pulse’s presets come in three flavors: Bass, Percussive, and Melodic.Suitable for a variety of genres, these sounds are a quick way to add customizable rhythmic and arpeggiated layers to your project. Continue reading
Developer Jamie Thomson let us know about the HTML 5 Drum Machine Emulator – a new browser-based drum machine, described as a ‘the most advanced in-browser drum machine available’.
“I created this app with the intention that producers could compose and download drum patterns in a highly intuitive and accessible way,” says Thomson. Continue reading
Siren Audio has announced the release of new versions of Feedback and Generative, standalone applications for creating drones, textures and loops.
Two of the three applications in the 2011 Lorelei suite, the updated Generative and Feedback applications “retain the same core ideas of generating drone and loop based audio material via delays and granular synthesis,” the developers say, but give much more control to the user over how the sound is created.
Audanika has announced the release Soundprism Electro Mini, a new addition to the SoundPrism family of music apps.
SoundPrism Electro Mini is an iPhone version of SoundPrism Electro. The new sound engine, new input modes and ribbon controller have not just been ported to the iPhone and iPod touch, but now they’re designed to be playable with just two thumbs.
Here’s a video walkthrough, by inventor Gabriel Gatzsche: Continue reading
Roland has released the PROMARS Plug-Out Software Synthesizer – a reproduction of the rare PROMARS synthesizer (introduced in 1979).
Designed for Roland System-1, as well as Mac and Windows, the new PROMARS uses Analog Circuit Behavior to recreate the ‘incredibly warm, dense sound’ of the original.
Here’s a video overview, with audio demos, from the 2015 NAMM Show: Continue reading