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.
Roland prepares a possible boutique reissue of its iconic D-50 digital synthesizer, the first synth to combine pure digital synthesis with samples, including for the first time an effects engine with reverb. The Linear Arithmetic Synthesis was a response of the Japanese brand to the monopoly of the Yamaha DX7 and its FM.
The new synthesizer will be presented at the Experience Rolandevent, on September 9, at 909 Day, which will be dedicated to synthesizers.
The event will start from the 7th to the 14th of September and will be dedicated to various new products of the Japanese company.
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.
Moog stops its production of Sub 37 synth to make way for an updated replacement: the Subsequent 37.
The SUBSEQUENT 37 mixer section has double the headroom of that in the Sub 37 Tribute Edition. This provides access to a new range of classic clean tones in both mono and duo performance modes.
Leveraging the mixer’s newfound flexibility, gain-staging in the Ladder filter has been reshaped to boost harmonic saturation and analog compression, resulting in an overall richer low end. Completing the sonic evolution of the SUBSEQUENT 37 is a re-tuned Multidrive circuit that extends well beyond the grit and growl of the original Sub 37.
Check video below.
Like the Sub 37, the new model is paraphonic, which means it can be played in classic monophonic mode, or in a mode that controls both oscillators independently.
SUB 37 DESIGN – All the controls and features found on the Sub 37 Tribute Edition
SOUND ENGINE EVOLUTION – Richer low end and greater sonic dimension
MORE MULTIDRIVE – Wider range and dirtier than ever before
ROOM FOR TWO – More headroom means Duo mode sounds even better
37 NOTE KEYBED – Lightweight with swift action and aftertouch.
HIGH-POWER HEADPHONES – Cue up your next sound in the loudest of venues.
EXTENSIVE MODULATION AND SEQUENCING – 2 assignable mod busses, 2 DAHDSR
looping envelopes and an ultra-powerful arpeggiator/sequencer
256 PRESETS – 16 banks of 16 patches
FREE SOFTWARE EDITOR – Works as a DAW plugin or as a standalone editor.
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.
The Korg Mono/Poly is another cult synthesizer, released in 1981; very popular for offers 4 oscillators and a 4 voice polyphony that could be stacked in monophonic mode for a powerful sound or paraphonic for crazzy arpeggios.
It also included a filter, 2 envelope generators, 2 LFO and an arpeggiator, being popular for creating 303 style acid sounds and 808 State techno chords; Much sought after today.
Now, Korg presents its synthesizer iMono/Poly, a digital version from the great vintage synth Mono/Poly for iOS iPhone / iPad with new additions. The app emulates all old features of the original, but adds new and interesting stuff such as two multi-effects, eight virtual patches + 128 presets.
When you buy iMono/Poly you will also have it available on Gadget environment under the name “Montpellier”.
Starting price is 21.99 euros until September 30th. Korg recommends at least one iPad Air or iPhone 5 for use it.
Behringer, after announcing its Behringer D, tribute to the classic MiniMoog Model D, already has another card up its sleeve, winking at a replica of the iconic Roland SH-101.
At the same moment that Roland was celebrating “808 Day”, Behringer showed a photo with an instrument like the SH-101, with similar visual features, and with the abbreviations MS-101. It would be a full-size replica, of analog circuit, with features to be able for use it like a guitar.
We do not yet have data about its specifications, but its sound will be good for sure, there is already a good precedent, because people is talking nice about the Behringer D.
You can see below the post in the Behringer’s Facebook account.
The musician Raymond Castile, shows us a trip through the Yamaha CS-60. Beyond exploring the characteristics of the CS-60, Castile focuses on the musicality and reach of its particular sonority with effects and modulation.
In the video you can instantly hear the similarities with the CS-80.
For all lovers of chiptune sounds, especially those of the Sega Master System; SocaLabs introduces SN76489, a free virtual instrument in VST and AU that emulates the Sega sound chip and other similar video game consoles: the Texas Instruments SN76489. Which is in the Sega Master System and other similar game consoles from 80s and 90s.
The plugin has three monophonic pulse oscillators (three voices in total) and one noise oscillator with adjustable noise type (periodic and white). The user can change the volume of each sound source and also noise speed control oscillator.
It also offers a waveform display in the center of the interface in real time.
SN76489 emulates the sonic feature of the “lo-fi” sound chip delivering authentic raw sound very difficult to find on other synthesizers.
It is available as a VST and Audio Unit plugin for PC and Mac 32-bit and 64-bit.