Groove3.com has announced the release of “Predator Explained” tutorial collection. Laurence Holcombe tackles a beast of a program with this offering uncovering the features and functions of this powerful virtual synth plug-in. The tutorial starts with an overall view of the program and what it is capable of before moving on to different aspects such as interface, Oscillator section, Pitch Modulation area and more. Laurence also talks about presets and how to insert Predator into your favorite DAW before wrapping the whole thing up with sound design. You will know more about this plug-in that you ever thought you would!
Waves Audio introduces Element, its first-ever synthesizer. Powered by Virtual Voltage™ technology, Waves Audio Element Synthesizer is an analog-style polyphonic instrument engineered to deliver the fat, gritty sound of the classics, with all the precision, flexibility and control of contemporary digital synths. Waves Audio Element Synthesizer includes a vast array of convenient features and functions, including integrated effects, a 16-step arpeggiator/sequencer, MIDI Learn for all controls and a massive preset library, with total tweakability. Plus, all parameters are laid out right in front of the user, so when inspiration strikes, there’s no need to scroll through page after page to customize sounds. Searing leads, booming basses, ethereal pads, electro-percussion, sequential motions, mind-blowing FX and lots more: Element does it all.
Google is making a facelift to his famous search engine every time there is something very important to commemorate. Today he celebrates Robert Arthur “Bob” Moog to mark the 78th birth anniversary. And for this, Google has come out with an interactive doodle on its homepage today.
The Moog Synth Google Doodle comes with 24 keys keyboard and 21 knobs for modulation, mix, oscillator and filter. And you can also record what you “play” on a virtual multitrack and you can share your creation on Google+.
Roland has announced Jupiter-50 Synthesizer, the second release in its contemporary generation of Jupiter family keyboards. Four separate sound engines can be stacked together to create classic fat synth tones and massive voices. The lightweight, streamlined design also makes it an essential keyboard for players everywhere.
Inside, Roland Jupiter-50 comes with a sound engine that is the sonic equal of its big brother, containing all of the SuperNatural synthesizer and acoustic tones found in the Jupiter-80. Users can even import Jupiter-80 sound data into the Jupiter-50 or utilize powerful onboard multi-effects and reverb for studio-quality sound processing.
Arturia announces Oberheim SEM V, the virtual emulator of Synthesizer Expander Module introduced by Oberheim in 1974. So, the legend now returns as a high-end software, packed as Oberheim SEM V, and gathering all the advantages of the Arturia TAE technology. Faithfully reproducing the tone, waveshapes, multimode 12dB/octave filter and other detailed characteristics, Arturia Oberheim SEM V brings the polyphony, MIDI control, arpeggiation and some innovative functionalities such as the 8-voice programmer.
So, you can get a $100 rebate on Korg R3 Synthesizer Vocoder, a $100 rebate on the Korg PS60 Performance Synthesizer, a $20 rebate on the Korg Monotron Analogue Ribbon Synthesizer, a $20 rebate on the Korg Pitchblack Chromatic Pedal Tuner, a free Monotron with the purchase of a Kaoss Pad Quad, Kaossilator Pro, or KP3 Kaoss Pad, a $200 back when you purchase a Korg M50.
Hamburg Audio releases Nuklear Pulsar Train Synthesizer | The first plugin synthesizer based on advanced – pulsar – synthesis
Hamburg Audio Nuklear comes with unique pulsar oscillators and enriches classic sound synthesis with essential new parameters: by disassociating the note pitch from the waveform length it is possible to create new, previously unheard sounds. As opposed to classic sound synthesis not the waveform length, but solely its repetition rate is responsible for the resulting pitch. The length of the individual “pulsaret grains” is controlled and modulated by a separate parameter, the “pulsaret frequency”.
This summer, Access Music, the company behind the Virus synthesizers will open the doors to their video programming bootcamp. Every week, there will be another tutorial on how to program synth sounds. Virus TI users can even download accompanying patches. And the best news: it’s for free to everybody.
To learn more and watch the latest episodes, point your browser to the Virus’ Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/accessvirus or http://www.virus.info/bootcamp.
Karma-Lab introduces Catalyst Volume 1 – Creativity Xplosion!, a new set of 32 exciting and inspiring Karma-fied combis for the Korg Kronos. Priced at only US$32, the sound set includes grooves, backing tracks and sonic textures in a wide variety of styles, ranging from a mixture of Hip-Hop, Dance, Electronica, Trance & Techno categories to Ambient, Jazz, New-Age, Film Score, and World/Ethnic categories. As it is usual for Karma-Lab combis, Catalyst Volume 1 – Creativity Xplosion! pushes the Karma function to the absolute limit. Each combi is composed of 4 complete Karma Modules and 8 fully-voiced scenes for maximum variability, featuring extensive control via the Karma Realtime Controls (8 sliders, 8 switches) and the other controllers (joystick, ribbon, vector joystick, 8 RT sliders/knobs, and 2 switches over joystick). In addition, the Kronos’s Drum Track has been programmed to add an additional complimentary percussion or drum element in every combi.
Music Computing, the production and design team for all-in-one music keyboard production stations – StudioBlade Line – announced today the immediate availability of Gen2, the upgraded and updated reality of their computer based music production studio monster. Music Computing StudioBLADE (Gen2) are complete stations with piano keys, drum trigger pads, knobs, sliders, thousands of sound presets and software for live and studio use. They allow you to compose, record, mix, and master songs that are ready for radio or direct … World Wide Web.