AudioThing Latin Percussion Recreates Vintage Analog Drum Machine

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AudioThing has introduced Latin Percussion, a sample-based plugin emulation of the Sound Master Latin Percussion, a rare analog drum machine from the 80’s.

The instrument features 6 classic latin sounds: Bass, Low Conga, High Conga, Bongo, Claves, and Maracas, which can be pitched, panned or mixed independently. You can additionally shape the sound with the Overdrive and Reverb.

Here’s a video demo: Continue reading

Free iPad Software Synthesizer, Analog Synth X, Built With AudioKit 3.0

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Analog Synth X is a new iPad synthesizer, developed by Matt Fecher, entirely with the new AudioKit 3.0 framework.

Analog Synth X is a 5-voice virtual analog polysynth, featuring dual morphable VCO oscillators.

It’s a free and open source synth. You can get the source code from the AudioKit website at audiokit.io. Continue reading

Tracktion Biotek “Not An Ordinary Instrument’

2016 NAMM Show: At the Winter NAMM Show, we talked with Tracktion’s James ‘Woody’ Woodburn about their new software synthesizer, BioTek.

BioTek is a new virtual instrument for Linux, Mac & Windows that combines an advanced synthesis engine with an array of sampled sounds from natural, urban and mechanical environments. It was created by two virtual instrument gurus, Wolfram Franke & Taiho Yamada, with the interface expertise of designer Kristina Childs.

BioTek is designed, according to the company, to create ‘weird, wonderful and inspirational’ sounds.  Continue reading