K-Sounds Releases Epic Grand for Korg Kronos and Kronos X

epic-grandSound developer K-Sounds has released Epic Grand for the Korg Kronos and Kronos X, featuring detailed stereo samples of a Japanese grand piano.

Epic Grand offers eight sampled dynamic layers plus damper resonance, release resonance, hammer noise samples, and multi-dynamic damper noise samples. All samples are unlooped, lasting up to twenty seconds. Continue reading

FunkBox Drum Machine Updated With Inter-App Audio, AudioBus 2

funkbox-drum-machine-iosSynthetic Bits has released FunkBox version 3.4, an update that adds iOS 7.1 support, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus 2 compatibility.

FunkBox is an iOS app that simulates the sound and look of vintage drum machines.

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Wave Alchemy Spotlights ‘Vintage’ Digital Drum Sounds With ‘Slim’ Version of Upcoming Digital Revolution

Wave Alchemy recently announced the release of a free, ‘slimmed down’ version of their forthcoming Digital Revolution instrument for Native Instruments’ Kontakt.

Powered by ‘Revolution Engine’ technology, the newly-relased Digital Revolution SE demo and forthcoming Digital Revolution virtual instrument spotlight vintage digital drum sounds from the 1980′s:

“We have faithfully captured the unique sound of 9 iconic digital drum machines (and 3 analogue ones!) spanning from 1980 to 1989, including all sample variations of the original drum machines, tune, decay and various other settings. Each drum sound has also been re-sampled multiple times through an iconic ‘grey’ 12-bit sampler to allow for real-time re-sample/grit modes which can easily be selected from the instrument interface!”
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Kong Audio Releases Chinee Orchestra SE, ‘A Chinese Sound Palette For All’

chinee-orchestraKong Audio releases Chinee Orchestra SE (Standard Edition), a collection of 27 classical Chinese instruments, plus one set of Chinese percussion.

Chinee Orchestra SE (Standard Edition) is the streamlined version of Chinee Orchestra FE (Full Edition), a sample-based VSTi. Chinee Orchestra SE contains 27 Chinese instruments and one set of Chinese percussion, covering the most common instruments used for composing Chinese music.

Here’s an example of Chinee Orchestra SE in action: Continue reading