Crudebyte has introduced iSymphonic Orchestra, a new app for iPad that turns the device into a orchestral sound module.
According to Crudebyte, “iSymphonic Orchestra was designed with the goal to deliver you superb, extremely realistic and stunning orchestra sounds”. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a swingin’ 60′s style virtual instrument jam – a cover of Al Hirt’s Java by Yannick Zenhäusern. Continue reading
DrumsAnywhere is a new application for Windows that turns your table into a drum kit.
The app detects hits captured by a simple microphone and translates them into a variety of drum sounds. DrumsAnywhere uses a detection algorithm called WaveTrack that analyzes the reflections generated by a hit on a surface as well as its accurate location.
Here’s a demo of DrumsAnywhere in action: Continue reading
AudioThing has released Tank Drum for Kontakt 5, a new virtual instrument based on samples from a steel tongue drum.
Also called hang drums, these instruments are usually made out of propane tanks with tongues of different sizes and tuned in different scales.
The instrument sampled features 8 tongues and is tuned in E minor pentatonic. It was played both with hands and rubber mallets, along with some sound effects with hands and brushes. The sound has a long release and is rich in harmonics.
Here are official audio demos: Continue reading
Embertone has released a major update to its Friedlander Violin virtual instrument.
Friedlander Violin is an extensively sampled virtual violin, designed to create a ‘authentic, living sound’.
Check out the official audio demos of Friedlander Violin and let us know what you think of it: Continue reading
Modartt has released Pianoteq 5, the latest version of their virtual piano instrument for Linux, Mac OS X & Windows
Here’s what they have to say about the new version:
We have devoted two years of research to developing and refining the award-winning Pianoteq physical model. Pianoteq 5 brings a new clarity and authenticity to the piano sound. Moreover, it offers no less than 9 new piano models, and sound recording is taken to a higher level of control with the addition of directional microphones, letting you choose from a range of well-known microphone brands.
Samplemodeling Flutes is a new virtual instrument, based on Synchronous Wavelength Acoustic Modeling (SWAM), designed to create realistic and playable C-Flute, Piccolo, Alto & Bass Flute.
Flutes uses samples as a base material, chromatically performed by a professional player over a very wide dynamic range, and recorded with state-of-the-art technology. The resulting timbre is therefore that of the real instrument. But the analogy with a sample based library ends here. 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.