Friday, April 28, 2017

Virtual Instrument News

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Virtual Instrument News - including Virtual Synths, Stand-alone and Plug-in Instruments, VSTi, AudioUnit (AU), RTAS, and related formats.

Embertone Makes Your iPhone a Sexy Sax Beast

"Sensual Sax" from Embertone can now be had on your iOS device for playing solo, or with others. A new sampled saxophone virtual instrument. While some of us semi-dinosaur MIDI music dudes and dudettes might eschew the lowly iPhone and iPad for music creation when we have our various mega-rig Mac Pro studios to play with, the fact is that the largest growth base for new musicians is now on mobile devices. So, with this in mind, if that sounds like you, then a really cool new product from Embertone might make you breathless.
ETHNO WORLD 6 Complete

ETHNO WORLD 6 Complete: Virtual Instrument with Ethnic Instruments and Voices from all over the World

New for 2017, Best Service has rolled out ETHNO WORLD 6 Complete, a library that has continuously grown and been improved over a period of 16 years. In this sixth edition, 80 new instruments and voices with a volume of 13 gigabytes have been added to the library. ETHNO WORLD 6 Complete now consists of 320 instruments and voices being summarized in approx. 800 patches.

Break Out the British Blockbuster Symphonics with Spitfire Symphony Orchestra

New for 2017, Spirfire Audio have announced their latest "symphonic masterpiece," with "Symphony Orchestra." The company describes this new collection as "A definitive mega-anthology of tools to create blockbuster symphonic works for TV, film, games and radio in a single and encyclopaedic core-level professional product."
XILS-Lab announces the PolyKB III

XILS-Lab announces PolyKB III the virtual keyboard synth as it should have been 40 years ago

XILS-Lab this past week announced their latest virtual synth instrument, the PolyKB III which they describe as "The Synthesizer as it should have been, when invented 40 years ago." The PolyKB III captures the sound and spirit of the legendary RSF PolyKobol 2 polyphonic synthesizer, including its most revolutionary feature : Morphing analog Oscillators.
Chris Hein Solo Viola

Best Service announces Chris Hein Solo Viola, Solo Cello and Solo Strings Complete

MUSIC GEAR NEWS: Best Service today announced a new series of symphonic performance sample instruments compatible with KOTAKT and ideal for scoring, multimedia and general music. The three new offerings include Chris Hein - SOLO VIOLA, Chris Hein - SOLO CELLO and Chris Hein – SOLO STRINGS COMPLETE. The latter includes Volin, Viola, Cello and ContraBass.

Rob Papen rebuilds and expands signature virtual soft synth with Predator2 reboot

MUSIC GEAR: Rob Papen Soundware has announced "Predator2," the successor to Predator, "the natural-born, killer-sounding soft synth" that has inspired so many composers and artists. Predator2’s pliable GUI (Graphical User Interface) has once again been given the trademark Rob Papen treatment, designed so that (almost) all of the main controls are always visible onscreen, making it both inspirational and intuitive in use.

Spitfire Audio Helps You Score with its New Compendium ‘Symphonic Strings’

MUSIC GEAR: Spitfire Audio has announced availability of SPITFIRE SYMPHONIC STRINGS, a massic "encyclopaedic compendium of symphonic strings sampling," with blockbuster content recorded at Lyndhurst Hall within London’s legendary Air Studios. The Kontakt-powered library comprises the same 60 star string players performing on the same instruments featured on numerous famous film scores.
UVI releases Synth Anthology 2

UVI releases Synth Anthology 2, classic collection of analog and digital synths in one virtual instrument

MAKING MUSIC: UVI announced this week their newest creation, Synth Anthology 2, a classic collection of analog and digital synths in one virtual instrument. This new version and comprehensive update includes over 2,500 presets sampled from 77 hardware synths, new interface and premium UVI effects such as Sparkverb, Thorus and Phasor.

Symphony Essentials, a New Film Scoring Instrument from Native Instruments Announced

MAKING MUSIC: Native Instruments announced this week the Kontakt-powered sound library, "Symphony Essentials," which they describe as five meticulously sampled orchestral instruments, featuring pristine recordings that cover all fundamental playing techniques, each in an elegant, intuitive interface.

IK Multimedia Gets Wicked Physical with MODO Bass Virtual Instrument

MAKING MUSIC: IK Multimedia this week announced their new physically modeled electric bass instrument "MODO BASS." Once you get past the "limitless sound, unmatched realism, total playability" hype, there is a lot to like for keyboard players who want to get their funk on!

XILS announces StiX, a Virtual Analog and MultiSynthesis Drum Machine with NextGen XoX Sequencer

MUSIC GEAR: Xils-Lab this week announced the pending release of version 1.0 (now in final BETA), of its latest creation, a new take on the venerable drum machine, combining virtual analog and multi-synthesis to set it apart from the horde of existing fare.

UVI announces FALCON, a virtual instrument with 15 oscillators covering both synthesis and sampling techniques

NEWS: As a likely response to the popular Omnisphere 2, UVI have announced their own hybrid synthesis+samples instrument, Falcon, which they describe as a "fully-featured hybrid instrument with 15 oscillators covering both synthesis and sampling techniques, over 80 effects, extensive modulation control and more."

Native Instruments releases KOMPLETE KONTROL 1.5 with NKS integration and Arturia Promotion

NEWS: Native Instruments today released a number of new advancements to their KOMPLETE KONTROL product family, while also announcing a special offer for folks to purchase competitor Arturia's virtual synth lineup at a special price, marking Arturia's updates for compatibility with the NKS protocol.

NEON DRIVE Expansion for MASCHINE with 80s-inspired sounds announced by Native Instruments

NEWS: Native Instruments today introduced NEON DRIVE – a new MASCHINE Expansion providing a "collection of tailored 80s-inspired sounds for producers working in contemporary pop, electronic, and R&B styles," according to the company.

XILS-lab launches XILS V+ virtual instrument and effects plug-in, recreates Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus

MuseWire: XILS-lab is proud to announce availability of its XILS V+ virtual instrument and effects plug-in, a faithful emulation of a well-known keyboard vocoder...
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Arturia memorialises Moog’s birthday with Dr. Bob’s Collector Pack promotion

MuseWire: Music software and hardware company Arturia is introducing a timely time- limited pricing promotion for its limited-edition Dr. Bob's Collector Pack produced in...

UVI releases Demo Version of their Electro Suite collection dedicated to Electro, EDM and Dance music

MuseWire: UVI has released a Demo Version of their Electro Suite collection dedicated to Electro, EDM and Dance music. The 5 instruments of Electro...
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News: Native Instruments Introduces KAOZ THEORY Expansion for iMASCHINE

BERLIN (MuseWire) - Native Instruments today launched a new range of iMASCHINE Expansions with the release of KAOZ THEORY - created by the much-lauded...

KV331 Audio announces SynthMaster 2.61 with 750 Factory Presets

MuseWire NEWS: The busy bees at KV331 Audio continue to hone their formidable virtual synth instrument with yet another periodic update, now at v2.6....

Helios Ray expansion for Maschine announced by Native Instruments covers Broken Beat scene

BERLIN, Germany (MuseWire) - Today, Native Instruments announced "HELIOS RAY" – a new MASCHINE Expansion providing sounds and beats drawing from London's broken beat...

Komplete 9 announced by Native Instruments featuring new Monark analog-modeling synth and Battery 4 Virtual Drum Machine

BERLIN, Germany (MuseWire) - Today, Native Instruments announced the latest generation of its two industry-standard KOMPLETE software bundles. KOMPLETE 9 includes 33 instruments and...

Korg Finally Updates ‘Legacy Collection’ to 64-bit, previously announced before ready

MELVILLE, N.Y. (MuseWire) - Today, Korg announced their virtual instrument Legacy Collection is finally available in 64-bit. The collection is a complete software recreation...

UVI announces JX3P-inspired UVX-3P Virtual Vintage Synth Instrument

Paris, France (MuseWire) -- Adding to their recent lineup of classic ("vintage") synth sound instruments based on '70s and '80s synthesizers, UVI has released the "UVX-3P" which is clearly inspired by the Roland JX-3P, one of the first MIDI-enabled analog-digital keyboards.

Akai Pro announces new Version 1.3 MPC Software for Renaissance, Studio and Fly

MuseWire NEWS: Today, Akai Pro has announced updated MPC Software with a "completely redesigned plugin architecture," now with support for multi-timbral VST and AU...

KV331 Audio updates SynthMaster Virtual Instrument to v2.5.4.152, plus new sound bank from Nori Ubukata

Music Industry Newswire NEWS: The folks at KV331 have recently announced their latest update to SynthMaster 2.5. As the virtual instrument continues to evolve, KV331 has done a remarkable job of quashing bugs while at the same time adding and enhancing features such as stereo panning for stereo SFZ oscillators, and multiple user preset folders. As per usual the major update is free of charge to registered owners.
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123creative releases ‘Dreamscape’ Soundset for Native Instruments MASSIVE

SLOVAKIA (MuseWire) - Relative newcomer to the sound patch and instrument sound scene, Slovakia based "" has announced a new sound-set for NI's "MASSIVE"...
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UVI Sounds and Software announces VI Labs’ True Keys Pianos is now ‘UVI Powered’

Paris, France (MuseWire — UVI has announced that the sound wizards at VI Labs' wonderful keyboard libraries are now "powered by UVI." Per the...
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Camel Audio updates ALCHEMY PLAYER, adds ‘Taste of Camel’ Patch Library

EDINBURGH, U.K. (MuseWire) - This past week, professional audio plug-ins developer Camel Audio announced availability of Alchemy Player v1.55, a major update to its...

Animoog v2 with 4-track Recorder announced by Moog Music

Music Industry Newswire NEWS: Moog Music this past week announced the latest version of their iOS app for iPad, the ANIMOOG V2. According to the company: This major update to the TEC-Award Nominated iOS synthesizer is a free update for existing Animoog users and includes many user requested features and product enhancements.

UVI Sounds and Software unveils Vintage Legends virtual instrument

Paris, France (MuseWire) -- UVI's Vintage Legends has been announced and contains samples from many rare and desirable electronic synths. It's desccibed by UVI as "Six brand-new soft synths with the brilliant depth and character of classic hardware. Instantly call up inspiration from: the Yamaha CS-70M, CS-40M and CS-20M, the crazy Italian Elka Synthex, the Rhodes Chroma, the king of FM - the Yamaha DX1, the rare DK Synergy and the classic K250 revisited."

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