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”.
GForce Software has introduced ChamberTron RE, a Mellotron Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason. ChamberTron-RE features samples from 35 tape banks from both the original British Mellotron manufacturer, Streetly Electronics, and the GForce Software Chamberlin instrument collection.
Check video below.
35 Notes of Chamberlin goodness
Tape half speed
Dual Layer capability for mixing sounds
Comprehensive synthesis section for each layer
Multimode filter for each layer
Global Delay and a new Spring Reverb Effect
Flexible back panel routing providing a raft of cross-modulation options
Thirty five tape banks: Accordion, Bassoon, Bells, Brass – Four Section, Cello, Clarinet – Bass, Clavi, Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Hawaiian Guitar, Slur Guitar, Harp Arpeggio, Harp Rolls, Harpsichord, Mandolin, Marimba, Organ 2, Kinura Organ, Acoustic Piano, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Four Saxes, Strings & Flutes, Muted Trombone, Open Trombone, Slur Trombone, Do Wah Trombone, Open Trumpet, Muted Trumpet, Vibraphone, Pizzicato Violins, Three Violins, Solo Male Voice & Solo Female Voice.
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.
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.
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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
Spire Studio, by Izotope is a portable recorder with an iOS app, with which you can record material through the built-in microphone, by pressing a “Rec” button in the center of device.
You can also connect sound sources to your pair of XLR / TS combo jacks, including condenser microphones with phantom power, also has two headphone outputs, by which we can listen to a metronome. The volume and peak references are given through a ring of LEDs.
You can apply effects and emulations of guitar amplifier in real time or the shot made, as well as noise reduction, through free Spire app with Wi-Fi with Spire Studio. This app serves as an 8-track recorder and mixer that we can stack to build musical sketches, or profesional project with basic editing functions.
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Adjusting the volume and panning of each track and mute, or mono or stereo projects can be easily set. Finally, the app lets you export tracks and share your projects with other friends.
Spire Studio has a 4-hour operating time, thanks to a lithium-ion battery, and internal storage capacity for 6 hours, recording at 24-bit / 48kHz.
The Tracktion team has a policy of giving us their DAWs for free. Tracktion 6 is available without limitations for download on Tracktion website, with all advanced features, unlimited audio and MIDI tracks, VST / AU / Linux VST plugin support, MIDI Learn, audio comping, step sequencer, automation and timestretch Z-Plane Elastique Pro, and more.
You only have to register on the page with a valid e-mail, to obtain download link.
TR-808 fever continues; now MVStudio team presents another emulation of Roland’s drum machine, but with a new approach to iOS.
The MV08, promises the sound of the vintage drum machine, but with a graphic panel adapted to Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
MV08 adds panorama and tone parameters to each voice of this emulation, also offers two editable send effects for each voice, along with a three-band master equalizer and a novel distortion effect. The app comes with more than 200 samples recorded at 16bit / 44.4kHz with 128 user patterns, spread over eight 16-pattern banks.
Check promo below.
All controls of each instrument can be sequenced at each step, for many possibilities to rythm creation, you can also achieve powerful bass lines. The length of each pattern is variable between one and 64 steps, while its resolution is 16 or 32 steps, to create complex times and loops. According to developer James Milton Apps, are features that were never possible in a Roland TR-808 original.
MV08 is compatible with Audiobus, Inter-App Audio and Ableton Link standards, so there are no compatibility issues for what you use in your studio.
iRig Keys I / O is a full keyboard with built-in audio interface. For Mac and PC platforms can be powered via USB, with four AA batteries or an optional external power supply for iOS only. It controls feature quick keys that enhance all of the above, according to IK. It also has 5 touch-sensitive potentiometers for banks and access to 8 controls and multi-color LED pads sensitive to speed. It also has two programmable control tapes, assigned by default to tone and modulation, and a transport section.
The iRig Keys I / O interface offers 24-bit and 96 kHz quality and a 1/4 “or XLR combo input with Class a preamplifier and phantom power. It has 1/8” headphone output and output 1/4 “stereo balanced.
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The software package included in the 25/49 version is Ableton Live 9 Lite, SampleTank 3 with more than 43 GB and 5,000 sounds, and T-RackS 4 Deluxe-with 9 EQs and dynamic processors- and the Syntronik Pro Synthesizer -V. iPhone and iPad users also receive the full version of SampleTank for iOS, and the 49-key model adds the Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE orchestral instrument for Mac and PC, and the mobile version for iOS.
Reaktorreaches version 6.2 introducing integration with devices and assemblies created by other manufacturers within NI platform. Now the third-party assemblies in Reaktor are now covered by the NKS format of control mapping and library organization within Native Instruments controllers such as Komplete Kontrol S keyboards and Maschine platform.
It also offers Reaktor Player compatibility with third-party creations, now running just like Kontakt and Kontakt Player.
The download is free and is available on Native Access.
Called simply BASS SYNTH, the instrument will allow you to create basslines within the Maschine environment with features that include morph, sine, saw, square waves and “all spots in between” or choose between presets.
Maschine Jam owners will also have glide features with hardware, to get TB-303 style sounds. This tool is aimed at musicians with limited knowledge of synthesis.
The update also adds a keyboard mode isomorphic to Maschine Jam playing melodies and chords.