ROLI Acquires FXpansion, Expands ‘Ecosystem’ of Music Creation Tools

Music technology company ROLI has acquired FXpansion, a developer of software instruments including BFD3, billed as “the world’s largest collection of acoustic drum sounds,” and Strobe2, an analog-modeled software synthesizer. Spokesmen for ROLI, makers of the Seaboard RISE and Seaboard GRAND, say that the acquisition of FXpansion adds a “vast collection” of sounds and effects… Read More ROLI Acquires FXpansion, Expands ‘Ecosystem’ of Music Creation Tools

FXpansion Announces Geist2 Beat Production System

Today audio software developer FXpansion announced the availability of Geist2, the new incarnation of their award-winning Geist. Geist2 is a sound-sculpting and beat production system with streamlined sample manipulation, arrangement, and modulation capabilities for intuitive and accelerated workflow. Geist2 is an advanced step-sequencer and sample-based drum machine realized in software, designed with an “elegant and… Read More FXpansion Announces Geist2 Beat Production System

AIR Releases Gigantic, Multi-Developer ‘Advance Music Production Suite’

AIR Music Technology has introduced the Advance Music Production Suite, a comprehensive collection of virtual instruments, effects, sample packs, and production resources pre-loaded on a 500GB hard drive. A collaborative effort involving over a dozen developers, this wide-ranging collection offers > $5,000.00 worth of professional-grade music software, samples, and subscriptions to DAW users. The Advance… Read More AIR Releases Gigantic, Multi-Developer ‘Advance Music Production Suite’

New Plugin Lets You Maul Your Sound, Crush Your Bits

FXpansion has introduced Maul –¬†a multi-band distortion and tone-shaping plugin for Mac & Windows, with advanced modulation. Maul features 3 separate drive stages, each of which can act on a different frequency range with any of 32 distortion types. The available algorithms include DCAM-modelled germanium diode, tube and transistor-based circuits, clippers, overdrives, waveshapers of various… Read More New Plugin Lets You Maul Your Sound, Crush Your Bits