Unity Live Software Sound Module For iOS

unity-live-synthesizerUnity Live is a new software sound module for iOS, designed for live performance with an external MIDI controller.

The app lets you create create set lists, using the hundreds of Unity sound banks in splits and layers. Each sound may be edited via knobs for transpose, coarse, fine, volume, and pan, as well as per-algorithm specific sound controllers, routing amounts, and modulator parameters. Up to ten sound controllers per-algorithm can be controlled, for example, oscillator frequencies, volumes, and pans, as well as filter cutoffs, and resonances.

Audiobus & iOS 7 Inter-App Audio are both supported.

Unity Live is available for US $2.99. Additional sounds are available as in-app purchases.

UVI Vintage Vault ‘The Ultimate Vintage Synth Collection’

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UVI has introduced Vintage Vault, a bundle that they say puts ‘the history of synthesis at your fingertips’.

Vintage Vault bundles UVI’s entire line of vintage series instruments, including 36 virtual instruments, with over 5,000 custom presets. The bundle is priced at a savings of 80%, compared with buying the individual instruments.

Includes: Beat Box Anthology, Darklight IIx, Digital Synsations, Emulation II, Emulation One, Mello, String Machines, The Beast, UltraMini, UVX-3P, UVX-10P, Vector Pro, Vintage Legends and WaveRunner.

Here’s a video intro to Vintage Vault: Continue reading

String Studio VS-2 – A 64-Bit Physical Modeling String Synthesizer

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Applied Acoustics Systems (AAS) has announced the availability of String Studio VS-2 for Mac OS X (10.6 or later) and Windows (XP, Vista, 7, or 8).

String Studio VS-2 is a 64-bit (AAX-, AU-, and VST-compatible) string modeling synthesizer plug-in. It dispenses with the traditional synthesizer audio pathway of oscillator, filter, and envelope elements in favor of modeling real-life string instrument components.

Here’s a video demo of String Studio VS-2 in action, featuring Brazilian keyboard virtuoso Thiago Pinheiro: Continue reading