Reason 10 comes with the most update since its creation, with two new synthesizers, three organic instruments, an acoustic piano, a creative modulation device and 3 GB of loops and samples.
Europa is a dynamically synthesizer based in wave table that promises ease of use and allows us to apply modulation to the waveform itself as well as spectral filtering and harmonic processing. You can also create your own waveform. (pic above)
Grain incorporates pure granular synthesis for the first time in a native Reason synth. Just drop a sample in Grain, and we can start to select algorithms, modulation, routing and effects to create sounds.
The “organic instruments”, they are an original and exotic touch to give more variety to your library of sounds.
Klang Tuned Percussion includes 10 sampled melodic percussion instruments.
Pangea World Instruments offer 11 world-class instruments.
Humana Vocal Ensemble is a collection of choirs and solo voices “perfect to add a human touch”.
Another novelty is Radical Piano, which promises flexibility and authenticity. It is something that was missing in the native Reason package; before it was only available as a Rack Extension, as a Synchronous Effect Modulator, which also now joins the list of native modules and allows us to mount sidechain effects, as well create our own LFO curves to control filter, delay, reverb, distortion or level.
Also Reason 10 adds 3 GB of samples, both Reason Drum Supply and Reason Loop Supply. They are ReFills with new samples and loops, “from vintage beat boxes to futuristic sounds”.
Ozone Imager, a stereo imaging and analysis tool created by iZotope in 32-bit and 64-bit VST / VST3 / AU / AAX / RTAS formats for PC and Mac. It is based on the Imager component of the Ozone 7 mastering series by iZotope.
The interface offers two sliders to the left and a stereo analyzer with three mode switches to the right. The “Wide” slider simply adjusts the stereo width of the processed signal from -100 (effectively mono) to 100 (twice as wide as the clean signal) and “Stereoizer” slider.
EQuivocate is a 26 band equalizer on the Mel Scale and linear phase developed by Newfangled Audio. The great news is that it is offered as a free download until October 31; just open a free iLok account at www.ilok.com, installing the iLok License Manager without need for a USB dongle.
It is available in VST / AU / AAX for Windows and Mac to 32 and 64-bit.
The interface allows us to draw the EQ curve freely, dragging the mouse, then fine tune more by hand if desired, adjusting the bands. It also offers the “Match EQ” tool, to “copy” equalization of another audio signal.
AfroDJMac has announced the release of MELT Factor, a freely downloadable pitch-drifting effect rack for Ableton Live.
MELT Factor emulates the tone instability of old analogue synthesizers, VHS tapes and vinyl records, ideal for those looking to bring a vintage style to their productions. It offers two LFOs with quantity and speed parameters, 2 pitch-drifting effects, bitcrusher and noise generator with three different types.
Sprike is an open source virtual synthesizer (Tunefish4 source code) in 32-bit plug-in and 64-bit VST / AU formats for Windows and Mac OS.
Sprike is an enhanced version of Tunefish4, with several interface settings and additional features that increase compatibility with modern DAWs. Sprike adds four modulation sources, a rearranged preset system that now conforms to MIDI standards and a slightly changed GUI design with a virtual keyboard at the bottom.
Blue Lab Audiointroduces Gain12, a completely free gain plugin in 32-bit and 64-bit VST / VST3 / AU / AAX formats for PC and Mac.
Gain12, is a simple plugin of a single knob, that allows to increase or to attenuate the gain of the channel. You can cut up to -12dB / +12dB, also it offer up to one tenth of a dB, which makes it an alternative to get the right gain in your DAW.
This very simple plugin enables the possibility to make volume automation without locking the faders, for the host software wherein relative volume automation (volume trim) is not available.
SaschArt introduced MultiCrusher, a freeware multi-mode distortion effect in 32-bit and 64-bit VST / AU plugin formats for both PC and Mac.
MultiCrusher is a distortion effect with five different algorithms. The plugin comes with two distortion slots, the first with fat, overdrive, overdrive weak and decimator algorithms, and the second with clip and foldback. The first three algorithms come with the quantity control parameter, while the foldback / clipper algorithm offers gain, threshold, and multiply settings.
The lower part of the interface has anti-aliasing, round, pan and mix control parameters.
It is currently available as a VST and AU plug-in for 32- and 64-bit host applications on Windows and Mac.
Now it offers two color LED displays for editing samples, notes, mixing processes and navigation. Now all pads are larger, with a four-way push encoder for navigation and a touch strip to effects, pitch-bending and strumming notes. The equipment has an integrated audio interface with line outputs and inputs to connect monitors, it will also make it easier to sample audio outside of the studio.
Check promo below.
According to NI, the new Maschine was developed in tandem with its new Komplete Kontrol keyboards(available in 49 and 61-key versions) to help make music production “as fun, intuitive, and hands-on as possible.”
It will be available from October 5, and now can be pre-ordered from NI.
Price: $ 599 / € 599 / £ 479
Integrated hardware/software system includes sampler, arranger, mixer, FX, and more
8 GB MASCHINE library with samples, one-shots, sliced loops, sampled instruments, presets, patterns, drum kits, and songs
Includes 25 GB KOMPLETE 11 SELECT library
25 pro-quality studio and creative FX including filter, EQ, delay, reverb, and compressor
2 high-resolution RGB color displays for precision sample slicing, sound tweaking, note editing, mixing, browsing, and more
16 large, ultra-sensitive pads make two-handed drumming easy
Pro-grade, 96kHz / 24-bit audio interface with 2 x ¼” TRS line outputs, 2 x ¼” TRS line inputs, ¼” dynamic mic input, stereo headphone output, 1 x MIDI In, 1 x MIDI out, and 1 x Footswitch
Touch sensitive knobs for parameter tweaking
Smart Strip for strumming notes, pitch bending sounds, performing with FX, and more
Four-directional push encoder for browsing, navigating, and adjusting levels and balance
Powered via USB 2.0 or with the included power supply unit
Seamless integration with KOMPLETE
Classic groovebox features including 16 velocity levels, swing, pad link, note repeat, step sequencer, and vintage MPC 60/SP-1200 sampling emulation
Compatible with all major DAWs (including Ableton Live, Logic Pro, and FL Studio) as a VST or Audio Units plug-in, with full multi-core support