Toontrack has introduced the second generation of its drum production software; EZdrummer 2.
“This is not just an update or a new digit added to the logo, it’s a completely new program, overhauled down to the tiniest detail”, says Toontrack CEO Peter Knutsson.
EZdrummer 2 introduces a variety of new songwriting features, a new user interface, a remodeled audio engine, a new mixer with easy-to-use effect chains, two new sound libraries, as well as a selection of percussion.
Coinciding with the release of EZdrummer 2, the entire line of sound library expansions (EZXs) will be updated with new effect chains and graphics optimized for EZdrummer 2. Continue reading
Fingerlab has released an update to DM1, its software drum machine for the iPad.
Here’s what’s new in DM1 4.1:
- Inter-App audio support
- AudioBus2 update
- 12 new drums kits
- New drum kit by Beak>
- Separated tracks distorted bug fix
This video, via Asha Tamirisa, is a sneak preview of a Max/MSP version of the classic ARP 2500.
Tamirisa notes that this is a ‘work in progress’……
Musikmesse 2014: Arturia today introduced VOX Continental-V, a new virtual instrument for Mac & Windows that recreates the sound of the classic Vox Continental 300.
The Vox Continental 300 transistor-based organ was used on some of the most famous songs of the 60′s, 70′s, 80′s and beyond. It was prominently featured on many hit records of the time, including The Animals’ House Of The Rising Sun in 1964 and, a little later, Light My Fire by The Doors. It also featured prominently in The Beatle’s 1965 performance at New York’s Shea Stadium. Continue reading
Music software developer Cakewalk has announced its new Gibson EB 5-String Bass Expansion Pack for their Dimension Pro software synthesizer.
The expansion pack provides eight bass instruments, sampled in 24-bit resolution by Craig Anderton from a pristine example of Gibson’s EB 5-String Bass.
Here’s a sample of the bass sounds in the expansion pack: Continue reading
Aria Sounds has introduced Aria Violinist, a new solo violin instrument for Kontakt,
Here’s what they have to say about it:
Like the cello sound we previously released, we have once again worked with a world class violinist, getting the perfect tone and massive range right into the highest but still crystal clear notes. The vibrato in the samples was also planned in such a way that it gives an extra human level, but isn’t controlled by software, allowing it to breathe more like a real instrument rather than sound like a ‘Kontakt instrument’.
Here’s a video demo: Continue reading
This official video features Korg’s James Sajeva giving a quick overview of some of the new Korg products at this year’s NAMM Show. Continue reading
This video, via the 2014 NAMM Show, takes a look at iZotope Break Tweaker – BT’s unique drum machine/beat mangler. Continue reading