At Superbooth 16, startup company Polyend was making the debut of their new PERC MIDI percussion robotics system. We talked with founder Piotr Raczynski, who gave us a sneak preview of the new system:
Propellerhead has introduced A-List Studio Drummer, a new virtual drummer Rack Extension for Reason.
At the end of last year, RealiTone introduced RealiDrums – a new virtual instrument that is guaranteed to give you the drum sound that you want. Here’s a quick intro to RealiDrums, via Sonic State, from Realitone’s Mike Green.
Developer Marinus J.G. van de Molengraft has released DrumPerfect Pro, described as a ‘human feel drummer’ for iPad. What sets it apart is the fact that it’s designed to be more of a virtual drummer, rather than a drum machine. Here’s a video intro:
Strezov Sampling has released Wotan Male Choir, a new Kontakt instrument, inspired by the Lord of the Rings ‘Moria’ male choir sound Wotan is a virtual choir, comprised of 10 tenors and 10 basses, that lets you combine different syllables to create complete phrases. Here’s what they have to say about it:
RealiTone has introduced RealiDrums – a new virtual instrument that is guaranteed to give you the drum sound that you want. Here’s what developer Mike Greene has to say about it:
Like something out of a William Gibson novel, virtual vocalist Hatsune Miku has ‘announced’ plans for a 2016 US concert tour. Hatsune Miku – whose name translates to ‘sound of the future’ – is a anime vocalist, with a voice synthesized using Yamaha’s Vocaloid. Vocaloid works by combining text with note and performance information, entered… Read More Virtual Vocalist, Hatsune Miku, ‘Announces’ US Tour
Plogue has released Alter/Ego a free vocal synthesis plugin, for Mac & Windows, that is tailored for musical needs. To use, type in your lyrics, and then play on your MIDI keyboard. It’s a true synthesizer, the sound can be extensively modified for easy and expressive performances. Daisy is the first voice bank available and is free. Additional… Read More Free Voice Synthesis Plugin, Alter/Ego