Sonic Charge announces Bitspeek and Updated uTonic Drum Synth
MuseWire: The international virtual instrument company, Sonic Charge (they don’t disclose their geographic location for some odd reason), have announced an update to their synthetic drum machine uTonic (MicroTonic), as well as a new “sound like a robot” plugin called Bitspeak. Sonic Charge µTonic version 3.0. The first major upgrade to their flagship drum machine in over five years, with over 20 new features and a brand new look, µTonic is as good as new again. µTonic 3.0 is 100% backwards compatible with µTonic 2.0 and when you load your old projects, it will sound virtually identical, so do not hesitate to upgrade.
Sonic Charge µTonic (pronounced “MicroTonic”) is a VST / AU plug-in for Windows and Mac featuring a unique drum and percussion synthesizer combined with a pattern based drum-machine engine. Price is $99 (or get both uTonic and Synplant for $150).
You can use µTonic as a sound module to play drum sounds from your MIDI keyboard or sequencer, or you can use the built-in pattern engine to play drum patterns in sync with your sequencer. The sound of µTonic is 100% synthetic and rendered in real-time. No samples or pre-rendered waveforms are used.
Sonic Charge µTonic was created by Magnus Lidström. Magnus is known for his work with Propellerhead Software and XLN Audio. In particular, he was the brain behind the highly acclaimed Malström synthesizer introduced in Reason 2.0.
According to the company, “We are also releasing a small voice effect plug-in that we call Bitspeek. Bitspeek recreates any audio you feed into it using pulse oscillators, white noise and linear prediction filters. Sounds strange? Well, that’s the point. It is supposed to sound strange. The price of Bitspeek is $29.
Learn more about Sonic Charge virtual instruments and plug-ins here: http://www.soniccharge.com/ .