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
IK Multimedia has announced SampleTank 3 – an updated version of their software sound module.
According to the company, SampleTank 3 has been rebuilt ‘from the ground up’, offering 33 GB of sounds, over 4,000 instruments, over 2,000 MIDI files and 2,500 loops. Continue reading
PollySynth, a ‘multiplayer polyphonic synth’ that combines elements of gaming with synthesis, is now available as a public beta. It is designed for browser-based use with mobile devices. Continue reading
AudioRealism has released ReDominator - an unofficial software emulation of the classic Roland Alpha Juno 1/2 (JU-1/2).
The Alpha Juno became popular in the early 90′s techno and rave scene, particularly the classic Hoover sound. But beyond those niche sounds is a versatile synthesizer that does bass, pads, leads, organs and other sounds.
Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading
2Beat has released Oscilab, for Android and iPad tablets.
Oscilab is described as a “wave oriented sequencer”. It lets you create sounds, sequence them and create loops and tracks. Continue reading
Sonic Lab has released Cosmosƒ vSaturn, a real-time dynamic stochastic synthesis engine, which generates sonic textures with a complex event distribution process.
According to the developer, Cosmosƒ vSaturn is a tool for computer music and sound design, that uses the computer for sonic calculation and digital audio rendering - “the kind of which is impossible to do by hand.” Continue reading
PollySynth is a ‘multiplayer polyphonic synth’ that combines elements of gaming with synthesis. Continue reading
Pulse Code, creator of Rhythm Studio, Modular Synthesizer & Boom 808!, has introduced Boom 909! – an iOS drum machine inspired by the classic Roland TR-909.
Here’s what they have to say about Boom 909!:
Along with the classic drum sounds, Boom 909 has a built in compressor that is tuned to add punch to your drum beats. Soft saturation overdrive rounds out the signal chain adding warm crunch to your beats.
Using Boom 909 with Audiobus allows you to add any number of Audiobus compatible effects as well as record your beats into the app of your choice. Writing beats is easy by using the internal step sequencer or trigger the drums with CoreMIDI. Control your groove with two swing variations.