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 Releases Big Bang Universal Drums 2.0 – Their ‘Flagship Drum Instrument’

SONiVOX has released the updated version of their percussion instrument, Big Bang Universal Drums 2.0, their ‘flagship drum instrument’.

New features in Big Bang Universal Drums 2.0 include an integrated patch browser, new content, 64-bit VST and AU support, 15 GB of drum sounds; 16 kits and over 400 patches. Continue reading

SONiVOX Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0 Now Available

Virtual instrument creator SONiVOX has released Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0, the latest version of their flagship virtual piano instrument. New features in Version 2.0 include an integrated patch browser, enhanced EQ and effects, plus current 64-bit VST and AU support.

Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0 features a recreation of the Steinway 9-foot CD 327 grand piano. Faithful to the original piano, Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.0 captures each note of the instrument at 16 velocity levels for dynamic accuracy.

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Arturia Wurlitzer V Piano Review

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Arturia recently introduced Wurlitzer V, described as ‘a high end software recreation of the classic Wurlitzer 200A electric piano.’

Wurlitzer V’s physical modeling engine reproduces the acoustic properties of reeds, key action and amplification, in order to deliver realism, while offering maximum flexibility on sound.

Russ Hughes of Pro Tools Expert takes a look at Arturia Wurlitzer V in this video review. He calls Wurlitzer V “an excellent emulation” of the original Wurlitzer 200A.

Arturia Wurlitzer V is available now for Mac OS X & Windows.

Pricing:

  • Box: USD 129.00 / EURO 119.00
  • Download: USD 99.00 / EURO 99.00

If you’ve used Arturia Wurlitzer V, let us know what you think of it!

FXpansion Intros Etch Filter Effect

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Musikmesse 2012: FXpansion’s Etch is a new filtering effect based on DCAM circuit-modelled technology.

Features:

  • Etch’s dual filters let you switch between 4 models for all manner of subtractive tone-shaping, with a comb filter type providing ‘mind-bending psychedelic effects’.
  • Additional distortion and compressor stages are provided for beefing up signals.
  • FXpansion’s TransMod modulation system lets you animate Etch’s circuits over time. Use inter-modulating LFOs, envelopes and more to drive the filter cutoffs, distortion level, compression amount or any other parameters.

According to FXpansion, “Etch does amazing things to all kinds of audio material and is great for subtle warming, deep tone sculpting, wild sweeps, special effects and experimental sonics.”

Etch is available as a download-only product from the FXpansion site, for US $99.00, EUR €79.00.