Propellerhead Figure Updated To Version 2

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Propellerhead Figure – a free groove-making app for iOS – has been updated to version 2. The update adds an arpeggiator, new drum kits, synth patches and more.  Continue reading

Roland Releases SH-101 Plug-Out Software Synth at 2015 Summer NAMM Show

Roland_SH-101_Plug-Out_Software_Synthesizer2015 Summer NAMM Show: Roland today introduced the SH-101 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer.

It was previously introduced as a ‘Plug-Out’ synth for the Roland System-1 hardware synth and is now available for purchase as a software synth.

Like its hardware counterpart, the new SH-101 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer is a reproduction of Roland’s iconic SH-101 monophonic synth from the 1980s, down to the details and odd quirks that make the original one of the most popular classic synthesizers of all time.

Based on Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology, the new soft synth recreates the behavior of the analog circuitry underlying the original’s synth engine. Included are classic SH-101 synth sounds — bass, lead, noise, and sound effects. The SH-101 Plug-Out software synth also adds reverb, chorus, delay and crusher effects that were not included in the original. Continue reading

Roland Intros System-1 Software Synth At 2015 Summer NAMM Show

Roland_SYSTEM-1_software_synthesizer2015 Summer NAMM Show: Roland has announced the System-1 Software Synthesizer, a software version of the AIRA System-1 synth.

The System-1 Software Synthesizer with Librarian features many of the same functions as the hardware System-1/1m version. It offers the same sound quality as its hardware counterpart, making it ideal for musicians who either work solely in the software world, or who are considering the hardware version and would like to audition it first. In addition, based on popular user request from the hardware version, the Librarian software has been expanded to now include 64 patches. Continue reading

Trilobite Software Modular Synthesizer Uses Natural Selection To Make Bizarre Sounds

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Darwin Arts has released Trilobite 1.0 (aka the “Professional Edition”) – a software modular synthesizer that the developer says uses ‘Darwinian Natural Selection to help you create radically bizarre new sounds’ from simple basic acoustic building blocks.

Trilobite’s visual editor allows you to construct custom synthesis patches to create drones, keyboard instruments, effects and more. Once you’ve created a custom instrument, you can then use the Evolution Engine to explore thousands of derivative possibilities, and even ‘breed’ your new patch with others.

Here’s a video intro: Continue reading

TAL-Sampler An Analog-Modeling Synth With Sampling Sound Engine

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TAL has introduced TAL-Sampler – a full-featured analog-modeled synthesizer with a sampler engine as sound source.

It offers a powerful modulation matrix and a high quality self-oscillating 24/12/6 dB low pass filter.

Here’s what they have to say about TAL-Sampler: Continue reading