SONiVOX has released the updated version of their percussion instrument, Big Bang Universal Drums 2.0, their ‘flagship drum instrument’.
New features in Big Bang Universal Drums 2.0 include an integrated patch browser, new content, 64-bit VST and AU support, 15 GB of drum sounds; 16 kits and over 400 patches.
Here’s an analog vs virtual analog comparison, via
virtualoberheim, of the SonicProjects OP-X PRO-II virtual Oberheim VSTi software synth for Windows and a vintage Oberheim OB-X Rev.2.
The lower manual in the video is an USB MDI master keyboard (an Emu Xboard 61) which drives OP-X PRO-II hosted in Steinberg Cubase 5. No effects or any other treatments were involved, both OB-X and OP-X PRO-II were recorded directly to disk, OB-X over the line inputs of an RME HDSP 9632.
The video switches quickly back and forth between the two sources, making it easy to listen for differences.
Check it out and let us know what you think! Can you hear differences between the vintage Oberheim and its virtual recreation?
Posted in Software Synthesizers & Samplers, Synthesizers |
Tagged analog, OB-X, Oberheim, OP-X, SEM, software synthesizers, SonicProjects, synth, virtual, virtual analog, Voice, VST, VSTi |
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!
Posted in Software Reviews, Software Synthesizers & Samplers |
Tagged AAX, Arturia, Arturia Wurlitzer V, AU, Cubase, Logic, piano, Pro, RTAS, software synthesizers, Sonar, virtual, VST, Wurlitzer |
Synth product specialist
Daniel Fisher does an in-depth introduction to the Novation UltraNova synthesizer.
Filmed at Sweetwater May 2011.
Sunday Synth Jam: Nicolas Kern & Dark Shrimp collaborated across 700 kilometers to create Virtual Rendez-Vous: SkySounds – a synth music jam with a bit of an old-school Jean Michel Jarre influence.
It was recorded in Paris and Marseille, between August 6 – 21st.
Smithson Martin, developer of the Emulator multitouch DJ controller, released this sneak preview of Emulator Modular.
Emulator Modular is designed to let you add multitouch capability to your preferred software – sort of like a giant
Release date is TBA.
Posted in MIDI Controllers |
Tagged Ableton, Deckadance, DJ, dj software, multi touch, Smithson Martin, Smithson Martin Emulator, Torq, touch, Traktor, virtual |