Free HTML 5 Drum Machine For Your Web Browser

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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

EKR490 Strings Machine For Kontakt Inspired By Classic Elka Rhapsody 490

EKR490_GUIAudioThing 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

New Virtual Instrument, Thales Model I, Inspired Computer Sounds Of The 60s

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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 UAD Software 8.0, New Guitar Plug-Ins Now Available

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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