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Sound Magic releases “Neo Piano” – a collection of 4 grand pianos for Mac and Win VST and AU

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Sound Magic has released Neo Piano, which features a collection/bundle of four grand pianos at a discount price (40% off). Neo Piano includes a Bosendorfer Imperial Grand, A vintage Steinway D, A Fazi [Read More]
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Ample Sound releases “Ample Bass P” Electric Bass Instrument for Mac and Win

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Ample Sound has announced the release of Ample Bass P (ABP) , a new electric bass instrument based on samples of a Fender Precision Bass. Ample Sound is dedicated to reproducing the exact sound of cl [Read More]
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Akai Posts Sound Video of $199 Rhythm Wolf Drum Machine – Hungry for a Review?

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Now we know what Akai’s drum machine plus simple bass synth sounds like. And no surprises – it’s a simple, classic-inspired analog drum machine with a basic synth. And yeah, you’re probably going to want to consider one, certainly at this price. (We’ll just be pitting it against the KORG volca beats, which we know we love.)

Akai has posted an official, if preliminary and unlisted, video to their account, and made the presence known to readers of their forum. So, this is the real thing – just not quite up to the usual marketing video material, though that’s fine by me. Akai reps I’ve talked to have been just as impatient to get a working unit as readers have. (It’s still not clear what happened at Musikmesse even to people in the booth; it seems some of the Akai folks did indeed think that the one demo unit they had was damaged by using an improper power supply. Booths at trade shows get chaotic.)

It seems that what’s happened is that someone at Akai has decided to “leak” an internal video from the company showing what the unit sounds like. It’s a bit rough, but you get a good idea of the basic character of the synth.

That leak appears intentional, as it was announced on the community forum and the YouTube video, while unlisted, has all the links to the Akai community. See the discussion with Akai’s Dan on a thread this week. Anyway, it’s out now, and it is definitely a video shot by Akai. Akai told me at least one previous “leak” of the Rhythm Wolf on SoundCloud was a fake.

That one-oscillator synth and filter sounds okay, but thin enough that it probably isn’t going to replace other synths. That’s expected, given the synth’s architecture. (I’m imagining carrying a KORG volca and, of course, MeeBlip anode with it.) Also, even with headphones, I’m very curious how the bass drum stacks up against the massive bass drum on the volca beats.

But as I noted in the spring, the interface design of this unit is fantastic from a workflow perspective. And it seems they’ve put together a really balanced sound as far as the drum parts. It shares plenty of Roland TR character, but it’s also already sounding distinct. You just can’t quite tell from this video. (That is, it sounds like… a drum machine. We’ll know more when we can hear it properly.)

In other words, this is more or less what we expected and hoped for even looking at the non-sounding unit in Frankfurt earlier this year. And that’s good news.

That said, it’s worth observing that the video is preliminary. Firmware changes can have a big impact on sound, even on an analog synth, by changing the ranges of knobs and whatnot. But I’m pleased: the Rhythm Wolf looks like a contender. Can’t wait to get the real unit. And having these fun, little machines that are more idiosyncratic, like the volca beats, Rhythm Wolf, and so on, to me is really creatively inspiring. It’s not just that these machines are more affordable. It’s that the challenge of making them smaller, simpler, and cheaper can often produce something with a lot of character. And they can be a lot of fun.

Stay tuned.

Previously:
Akai’s $ 199 Analog Drum Machine with Bass Synth: Rhythm Wolf Details

Hands on with Akai’s $ 199 Rhythm Wolf Drum Machine, More Details

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Visual Sound 1 Spot Combo pack

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Read more about Visual Sound 1 Spot Combo pack at MusicRadar.com


Originally named because it takes up just one electrical output spot, the 1 Spot offers a 9V DC output, with 1700mA of current available.

It lacks multiple isolated outlets like the rest on test, but this useful wall wart will power multiple pedals if you daisy chain them.

Five- way and eight-way daisy chain connectors are available, as are plug adaptors – the system is probably best bought in the Combo pack version, which pairs the 1 Spot with a selection of cables.

The 3m cable on the 1 Spot means you could keep it out of the way, next to your amp, minimising stage cabling.

Read more about Visual Sound 1 Spot Combo pack at MusicRadar.com

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Sound Magic updates Neo Dynamic for Windows to v1.5 and Supreme Drums to v1.3.2

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Sound Magic has relaunched its Neo Dynamic plug-in for Windows, which has a new GUI and many improvements. Changes: A newly designed modern GUI Version. Improved Work Flow. Many minor changes. Sound [Read More]
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IK releases SampleTank 3 – Sound and Groove Workstation for Mac and Win

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

IK Multimedia has announced that SampleTank 3, the sound and groove workstation for Mac OS X and Windows, is now shipping. SampleTank 3 features a 33 GB sound library (containing over 4,000 instrumen [Read More]
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BBE Sound and Nomad Factory release “Sonic Sweet – Optimized” – incl. AAX support and Intro Offer

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

BBE Sound and Nomad Factory have released Sonic Sweet v3.0, a major new version of the plug-in bundle for Mac OS X and Windows that includes three newly “Optimised” plug-ins plus Mach 3 Bass, a br [Read More]
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Vengeance Sound Glitch Bitch

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Read more about Vengeance Sound Glitch Bitch at MusicRadar.com


The newest addition to Vengeance Sound’s acclaimed Producer Suite range, Glitch Bitch is an effect (VST/AU/AAX) designed primarily to create those momentary (or sustained) bursts of real-time sound-mangling commonly referred to as ‘glitch edits’.

“Its core functionality involves repeating a chunk of the input signal – a ‘buffer’ – to create a stuttering effect”

Its core functionality involves repeating a chunk of the input signal – a ‘buffer’ – to create a stuttering effect, similar to a stuck CD but with the advantage of being syncable to the host DAW’s tempo.

You can reverse the buffer for some disorientating effects, and the Buffersize parameter has its own modulation envelope, giving you a totally intuitive, visually representative way to change the length of each repeat over time.

Vengeance calls this (and the plugin’s four other envelopes) an ‘n-point’ envelope, allowing you to add (and remove) as many nodes as you like, creating anything from quick glitches to repeating builds.

The plugin also sports resonant high-pass and low-pass filters for bold tonal shifts; a Pitch control for dropping the buffer down in cents and semitones by anything up to an octave; a sample rate divider that can heavily crunch up the audio; and panning and volume controls – all of which can be modulated by the aforementioned envelopes.

Bitchin’

Despite its relative internal complexity, Glitch Bitch is extremely user-friendly. The presets – without which the whole plugin would be fairly unremarkable – are programmed not only to show off what the effect can do in a wide range of situations, but also to provide a solid library of instant glitch effects beyond which you may never need to venture. They mostly comprise a collection of generic glitch edits, which are actually very usable straight out of the box.

“We really appreciate Vengeance’s unusual design strategy of making the presets a deeply integral element of the plugin”

Obviously, what you get out of Glitch Bitch very much depends on what you feed into it, but it would be fair to say that it’s one of the cleaner glitching effects we’ve come across, and we really appreciate Vengeance’s unusual design strategy of making the presets a deeply integral element of the plugin.

Indeed, although the individual functions that Glitch Bitch performs could be closely approximated by chaining strings of free plugins together, we’d suggest that it’s the presets – more than just the consolidation of these processes in a single plugin – that make it the viable, practical solution that it is.

Of course, with the effect essentially controlled by those hugely flexible n-point envelopes, the presets are highly customisable. There’s even an internal sequencer for controlling all aspects of the plugin (including the Glitch trigger button) that can be used instead of manual live triggering and automation when you want to tightly fit your edits into the context of a specific track.

Regardless of your approach, though, Glitch Bitch is just the thing for modernising a beat, adding interest to a vocal, or increasing the intensity of a build-up or off-the-wall EDM riff. It probably won’t do much for your three-piece folk band, but that should come as no surprise.

Our only major issue with it is the name, which (we assume) is meant to be funny but just comes across as awkwardly sexist and embarrassing.

Read more about Vengeance Sound Glitch Bitch at MusicRadar.com







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Sound Magic updates Imperial Grand to v3.01 and Neo EQ to v2.1

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Sound Magic has updated Imperial Grand to v3.01 and Neo EQ to v2.1. Changes in Imperial Grand v3.01: Lower the pedal noise volume by 12dB. Fixes an issue may cause the plug-in fail to active. Removes [Read More]
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Sound Magic releases “Reverb Bundle” for Mac and Win VST and AU and “Pop Extension Pack” for China Story Erhu

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Sound Magic has released Reverb Bundle, an effect plug-in bundle for reverb, imaging, surround and delay for Mac OS X and Windows in VST and AU plug-in formats. Reverb Bundle contains four plugins spe [Read More]
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