AIR Music Tech Releases ‘The Riser’ Plug-in

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.
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Sample Tank 3 Now Shipping

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IK Multimedia has announced that SampleTank 3, the latest version of its software ‘sound and groove workstation’ for Mac and Windows, is now shipping.

SampleTank 3 offers a massive 33 GB sound library (containing over 4,000 instruments), 64-bit compatibility, completely redesigned user interface, 55 high-quality effects, new loop and groove management and enhanced sample engine.  Continue reading

Moog Releases New Minitaur Editor, Adds DAW Integration

Minitaur_editor_3ohMoog 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.”

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AIR Instrument Expansion Pack: Hybrid 3, Plus VST, AU, AAX Support

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.
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Sonnox Oxford SuprEsser Now AAX Native

Sonox_EliteSonnox 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.”

For detailed information on Sonnox Oxford Plug-ins please visit the Sonnox website.

AIR Updates Instrument Expansion Pack With Pro Tools 11, AAX Support

AIR_instrument_expansion_packFollowing 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.

The AIR Instrument Expansion Pack contains:

  • Hybrid 2.0 — High Definition Analog Synth
  • Velvet 2.0 — Vintage Electric Piano Instrument
  • Structure 2.0 — Sampler Instrument Workstation
  • Strike 2.0 — Ultimate Virtual Drummer Instrument
  • Transfuser 2.0 — Interactive Melodic & Rhythmic Groove Creation Instrument
  • Loom 1.0.1 — Modular Additive Synthesizer (NEW)
  • Vacuum Pro 1.0.1 — Polyphonic Analogue Tube Synthesizer (NEW)

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iZotope Announces Nectar 2 Vocal Processing Plug-in

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.

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Sonivox Announces Full AAX Support With Latest Releases

aaxSonivox has announced full support of the new AAX plug-in format for Avid Pro Tools 11 with the latest releases of six software instruments.

Pro Tools 11 is the latest version of the music and audio production platform. In addition to a new 64-bit architecture, Pro Tools 11 makes full use of the Avid Audio eXtension (AAX) plug-in format. Sonivox has created enhanced versions of six of its software programs that will take full advantage of both the AAX format and Pro Tools 11.

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