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
Developer Taylor Holliday has released an update to Audulus, his software modular synthesizer for iOS and OS X.
Audulus 2.8 upgrades include:
Unity 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.
Developer Elliott Garage has released an update to EGSY01 Analog Synth, a virtual analog for iOS, adding support for 56 keyboard scales, a granular filter effect and more.
Here’s what’s new in EGSY01 Analog Synth v2.2: Continue reading
Tone2 Audiosoftware has released Electra2, a major upgrade to its ElectraX synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
According to Tone2, Electra2 is ‘the most powerful synthesizer on the market’.
Here’s what they have to say about it: Continue reading
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
Back in the day, touchscreen video monitors were the future.
And light pens? Serious 2001 sci-fi tech.
Now, though, these types of interfaces are off-the-shelf reality. Continue reading
Bruns and Spork have introduced Grooove- a new virtual drum machine for Mac & Windows.
According to the developers, Grooove is aimed at beat programmers and musicians who prefer a fast, inspiring and creative approach to drum sound design.
Here’s a video demo: Continue reading