Berlin-based audio software developer Eisenberg Audio has released a new software synthesizer, Vier.
If you remember high school German class, you’ll recall that Vier means four, and Eisenberg’s Vier emulates the Doepfer MS-404, the monophonic analog synthesizer from the 1990s.
The Doepfer MS-404 was a single rack device. Vier combines four independent rack modules in one interface. More than an emulation of a beloved vintage synth, Vier uses modern technologies for its synthesis engine, such as anti-aliasing oscillators, which are capable of audio range modulation and zero-delay feedback filters best known from synthesizers like LuSH, Monark or Diva. Continue reading →
Virtual instrument maker AIR Music Technology has introduced The Riser, a new synthesizer for “creating powerful transitions.” Created with electronic dance music producers and DJs in mind, The Riser “infuses tracks with progression and hype.”
Central to The Riser are three editable sound generators – sweep, noise, and chord – which allow the user to manipulate the movement, timbre, and tonality of the transition. Three low-frequency oscillators (LFOs) provide modulation duties for each patch, including beat-synced movements and what AIR are calling the “Pumper” effect to modify dynamics. Reverb, delay, and mixer controls allow the user to shape transition volume, effect saturation, and stereo imaging. Continue reading →
Moog Music has announced a big update to their Minitaur Editor:
“The Minitaur Editor has been rebuilt from the ground up and is now available free to all registered Minitaur owners.
In addition to the new standalone editor – VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX plugin compatibility have been added for improved DAW integration. Every feature on and under the hood of your Minitaur can now be easily accessed, automated, and recalled from within your favorite DAW.”
Today AIR Music Technology released an expansion pack for its AIR Instrument Expansion Pack (AIEP) with universal plugin support, and many virtual instrument enhancements. Air Music Technology were creators of the original virtual instruments and core effects offered with Avid Pro Tools software.
AIEP contains seven virtual instruments that range from emulations of vintage gear, to unique synthesis technologies, to tools for intuitive music creation. Each title is available in VST, AU, and AAX plugin formats, and can integrate with leading DAWs.
The updated Air Instrument Expansion Pack features Hybrid 3.0 and 2.0.2 versions of the other six instruments: Loom, Vacuum Pro, Structure, Strike, Velvet, and Transfuser 2. All the instruments feature numerous improvements to sonic quality, interface design, and production workflow. Continue reading →
Sonnox has announced the availability of their Oxford SuprEsser in Avid’s AAX format.
Sonnox Managing Director, Rod Densham comments, “This marks a major milestone in a formidable two-year AAX project. Producers and engineers who have been waiting for full AAX compatibility can now continue working with our top of the line Elite Bundle in Pro Tools 11.”
Following the recent launch of Avid Pro Tools 11, AIR Music Technology has released an updated and expanded AIR Instrument Expansion Pack. The new Instrument Expansion Pack offers compatibility with the latest Pro Tools AAX format, and includes two of AIR’s latest virtual instruments, Loom and Vacuum Pro, at no additional cost.
iZotope has announced that Nectar 2, the next version of their vocal processing plug-in, will be released next month (October 2013).
With Nectar 2, users can add character to tracks with modeled plate reverb, harmonic saturation, and new creative effects. Stay in tune, remove distracting breaths without the need for audio editing, transform a single vocal take into a harmonized ensemble, and much more.