Sonivox Announces Full AAX Support With Latest Releases

aaxSonivox has announced full support of the new AAX plug-in format for Avid Pro Tools 11 with the latest releases of six software instruments.

Pro Tools 11 is the latest version of the music and audio production platform. In addition to a new 64-bit architecture, Pro Tools 11 makes full use of the Avid Audio eXtension (AAX) plug-in format. Sonivox has created enhanced versions of six of its software programs that will take full advantage of both the AAX format and Pro Tools 11.

The software instruments that support the AAX plug-in format include: Continue reading

Sugar Bytes Cyclop Bass Synthesizer ‘The Future Of Bass’ (Sneak Preview)

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Sugar Bytes recently announced a new bassline synth, Cyclop, that they call ‘the future of bass’.

They released this promo video for Cyclop today. While it doesn’t provided any new details on the synth, it does offer a preview of the bassline synths’s sound.

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Live Dubstep Peformance – Pinn Panelle

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Sunday Synth Jam: Pinn Panelle does a great job of translating heavily produced dubstep into live performance, with their take on Skrillex’s Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites.

The band describes the video as a performance demonstrating “how to replicate an electronic artist’s music on live instruments. There are no sequences, or backing tracks playing behind the band. All wobbles are live.” Continue reading

Favorite New Patches In Propellerhead Reason 6

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Does Propellerhead Reason 6 deliver some inspiring new sounds and sound-mangling capabilities?

Propellerhead product specialist James Bernard shares his thoughts on the subject in this video, which features a sampling of the music he’s been making with the new patches in the Reason 6 sound bank.

This file is also downloadable in Reason’s demo song format. If you’re trying out Reason and want to see these patches and sequencer clips up close, you can get it at the Propellerhead site (.zip).

See this previous post for a guide to what’s new in Propellerhead Reason 6.

Propellerhead Reason Micro Tutorial – The Echo

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Propellerhead has released another Reason 6 demo video, looking at The Echo:

Reason 6 introduces three new creative effect devices: Pulveriser, Alligator, and The Echo. In this micro tutorial we’ll take a look at The Echo.

The Echo brings together the best features of crisp digital delay, warm crunchy analog delay, space echoing tape delays, and even loop-based effects. We’ll take a look at the major functions of The Echo and explore a few ways you can use its powerful delay settings in your music.

New Synth From Native Instruments, Razor

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Native Instruments released this teaser video for a new synth, Razor, developed in collaboration with Berlin-based producer Errorsmith. They’re hyping it as a dubstep synth, but it’s a hybrid additive synthesizer with built-in tempo-synced effects.

We can say nor more at this time – but it can do more than wobble basses.

“Razor is a synthesizer i developed in collaboration with Native Instruments,” says Errorsmith. “It’s programmed in Reaktor, a modular software synthesizer.  You don’t need to own Reaktor in order to use it. Razor can be loaded in the free Reaktor Player software.”