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
Maxsynths has introduced DR-910 – a drum machine for Windows, inspired by the Roland TR-909. Continue reading
AudioThing has introduced EKR490 – a new virtual instrument, inspired by the sound of the classic Elka Rhapsody 490 strings machine.
EKR490 features two main sounds, Strings and Violoncello, and a combination of the two, which is slightly different than just mixing both sounds together. This synth was used by many artists, including Jean Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, and Vangelis.
Here’s an audio demo: Continue reading
Audiomodern has released SYNC – a loop-based sampler instrument for NI Kontakt, also available on WAV, AIFF & REX.
SYNC focuses on ‘futuristic sounding electronic & glitch drum groove construction kits’.
Here are the official audio demos: Continue reading
Sampleism has introduced Thales Model I – a new virtual instrument for Windows VST (32bit & 64bit), Mac OS X VST and AU. The instrument features the sound generated by early sixties computers.
The sounds have been sourced in public domain films, which means that they are not clean: tape noises and background hisses are part of the sound. Acording to Parenteau,, Thales Model I’s tone is reminiscent of the Mellotron, as a result. Continue reading
Universal Audio has released UAD Software v8.0 for UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware and Apollo audio interfaces.
Software v8.0 includes Apollo Expanded, allowing users of Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin, Apollo DUO, Apollo QUAD, and Apollo 16 audio interfaces to combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding I/O and DSP as their studio grows. Continue reading
This video review, by synthesist Yannick Zenhäusern, captures his take on the TEControl BBC USB MIDI Breath and Bite Controller. Continue reading
Spitfire Audio has introduced Evo Grid 001 – a new virtual instrument that features long, evolving orchestral strings. Continue reading