This video, via airusersblog, offers an extendeded review of Arturia Spark Vintage Drum Machines - a software-only version of its Spark drum machine.
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.
- 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!
Musikmesse 2012: FXpansion’s Etch is a new filtering effect based on DCAM circuit-modelled technology.
- 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.
FabFilter has introduced a new distortion/saturation plugin for Mac & Windows, Saturn.
To be released on March 8, 2012, FabFilter Saturn is a multi-band distortion and saturation plug-in. According to FabFilter, it delivers ‘subtle, clean and warm tube or tape saturation to the wildest multi-band guitar amp effects’.
In this tutorial, Dan Worrall explains the basics of FabFilter Saturn. He starts with a simple single-band saturation example explaining the available algorithms and most important controls of the plug-in. Finally, he explains some more complex setups, using multiple bands and making use of the extensive modulation section.
Pricing is TBA.
Cableguys have released VolumeShaper 3, a plugin for shaping and automating the levels of any audio signal.
From pumping effects to extreme gating, from tempo-synced stutter to precise sample-shaping, VolumeShaper provides a variety of creative musical effects, using a visual approach to volume.
New in version 3: An oscilloscope for helpful visual control, plus an option to trigger the LFO via MIDI notes.
VolumeShaper 3 is available now, for Mac and Windows, as VST, AU or RTAS plugin, for $20.