The latest episode of The Sound Test Room takes a look at the new Korg Module – a sound module for iPad that offers five dedicated sound engines, a set list function with PDF image score viewer and music player, and the ability to record performances and share them via SoundCloud. Continue reading
Tempo Rubato has introduced Historic Harpsichords – Ruckers 1628 – a sampled recreation of one of the greatest and most valuable harpsichords of all time.
According to the company, Historic Harpsichords – Ruckers 1628 has been tested and tuned with ‘hardened harpsichord instrumentalists’ and features full recreation of all stops and combinations. Creative users can play both manuals individually using separate MIDI channels with faithful recreation of manual coupling using key velocity for controlling onset delays. Continue reading
This video captures Amy Knoles performing a virtual tabla + QuNeo arrangement of John Bergamo’s Piru Bole. Continue reading
Aria Sounds has released the Ethnic Flutes bundle for Kontakt. The library features the Chinese xiao, Indian bansuri and Bolivian pan flute.
All three flutes were recorded with “an exceptionally skilled ethnic flutes specialist, with some brilliant new facilities and equipment, with stunning true legato” on the Bansuri and Xiao. The pan flute is available only with the bundle.
Spitfire Audio has announce availability of Hans Zimmer Percussion: London Solos — the third virtual instrument installment of Hans Zimmer’s cinematic percussion production for Native Instruments’ Kontakt Player.
According to Spitfire, London Solos is an authentic recreation of the percussion techniques Zimmer has used on his soundtracks Black Hawk Down, Gladiator, Inception, and The Dark Knight.
The library features percussionist Frank Ricotti playing a wide variety of instruments — including bucket, snare, crusher, paper djun, tombek, dohl, darbuca, surdu, and darbucket. Continue reading
Arturia has officially introduced iProphet – an iPad software synth that recreates the sound of the classic Sequential Circuits Prophet VS synthesizer.
According to Arturia, iProphet is great for evolving pads, sharp leads and punchy digital bass sounds. It comes with over 500 presets, and you can share patches between iProphet and Arturia’s Prophet V synthesizer. iProphet also supports key iOS music technologies, including Inter-App Audio, Audiobus and CoreMIDI.
Here’s the official intro video for Arturia iProphet: Continue reading
Elliott Garage has released EGDR909, a drum machine that emulates the sound of the classic Roland TR-909.
The iPad virtual instrument lets you create tweak sounds and create beats, and supports Inter-App Audio, Audiobus, Core MIDI and clock MIDI.
You can also share your drum patterns with iTunes filse sharing or Audio Copy. Continue reading
Realitone has released an update to its Realivox Blue vocal sample instrument.
Realivox Blue is a vocal synthesizer that can translate words you type into vocals, and is based on 12,000 samples, carefully edited to allow individual sounds to be composited into words and phrases.