Propellerhead Goes ‘Mobile First’, Intros Allihoopa Music Social Network

allihoopaPropellerhead today introduced Allihoopa – a new social network for music sharing for users of their software.

“Today a majority of young people see a future where everything is done on mobile devices,” says Propellerhead CEO Ernst Nathorst-Böös. “In that world, Allihoopa will be the world’s musical hub.” Continue reading

JPS Harmonic Synthesizer – The Sound Of Jarre’s ‘Oxygene’ – Gets Virtualized

Jiggery Pokery Sound has introduced JPS Harmonic Synthesizer, a software recreation of the extremely rare RMI Harmonic Synthesizer. 

Produced in very limited quantities for a very short period in the mid-1970s, the RMI Harmonic Synthesizer is best known for its prominent role in Jean Michel Jarre’s Oxygéne. It was it was used extensively on Oxygéne (often through an Electric Mistress flanger) for basses (Parts II and IV), leads (Parts IV and V) and sequences (Part V).

The video demo for the JPS Harmonic Synthesizer is a cover of Oxygene IV, live on the JPS Harmonic Synthesizer and Combo 310U.  Continue reading

Acid Diode Ladder Filter Rack Extension Based On TB-303

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Primal Audio has released ACID – an analog-modeled low-pass filter Rack Extension, based on the characteristic diode ladder filter design from the vintage Roland TB-303 synthesizer.

ACID extends the original filter with an envelope follower, resulting in a versatile unit capable of many types of effects, from gentle overdrive and adding some bite to samples to transforming dull synth sequences into bubbly, acidy riffs.

Here are the official audio demos: Continue reading

K-Devices Intros Terra Polyphonic Synthesizer For Ableton Live

terra-synthesizerK-Devices has introduced Terra – a polyphonic Max For Live synth, incorporating frequency modulation, phase distortion, ring modulation and wave shaping.

Terra’s three wavetable oscillators can be switched between four analogue-style wave shapes – Sine, Triangle, Saw and Square – and the spiky Pulsar wave, then mangled, morphed and amplified using the Phase Distortion, Bend and Boost dials.

Oscillator 2 features phase modulation and can use Oscillators 1 and/or 3 as frequency modulation sources (with linear or exponential output), while Oscillators 2 and 3 can sync to Oscillator 1 with optional ring modulation. All three oscillators have their own independent amp envelopes, too, enabling a level of dynamic intricacy rarely found in other synths. Continue reading