January 17, 2011

We take a look at Punch, the new virtual drum synth from Rob Papen

Officially announced at NAMM 2011, Punch is a virtual drum synthesizer which is the first foray into percussive based instruments from Dutch sofware developer Rob Papen. With a rich arsenal of software synths already in the Rob Papen product line, Punch will complement the likes of SubBoomBass and Predator to give producers and complete set of virtual instruments to create with.

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January 14, 2011

Spectrasonics deliver true innovation with ‘Omni TR’ iPad App, Omnisphere 1.5 update and OMG-1 synth

It’s that time of year again when the world’s leading pro-audio companies get together in Los Angeles to unveil their endeavors to a global audience, NAMM 2011 is here. Spectrasonics have a habit of keeping something special up their sleeves to present at NAMM, in 2010 they gave us 64-bit support for their entire range and the ‘Omni Live’ iPhone app. Well this year they have not disappointed…

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December 20, 2010

Pace unveil update to the iLok Key

The iLok USB Smart key, which is manufactured by Californian company PACE, is used as a tool to protect various music software applications including Synthogy Ivory II and Waves.

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December 17, 2010

We take a look at Vir2 Instruments Q – Sound Design Software For The Big Screen

In an earlier post we introduced you to Q (as in cue), a virtual instrument powered by the Native Instruments Kontakt Player . The library includes both playable melodic pitched instruments and multisampled one-shot percussion and effects. A large collection of epic percussion loops which automatically sync to tempo and are playable both whole and by the slice, are also included. In this video, I take a look at Q…

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December 15, 2010

Loading and Playing Instruments with Native Instruments Kontakt 4

This is an exclusive free chapter taken from the Kontakt 4 Tutorial package from Ask Video which includes 31 videos covering all aspects of using the multi-award winning Native Instruments Kontakt 4. Take a look at how to load and play patches in NI’s hugely powerful Kontakt sampler….

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December 14, 2010

Rob Papen RP-Verb Tutorial Video

Rob Papen is one of the world’s leading software synth developers but this year a reverb plug-in was added to the product line. RP-Verb is the fruit of Rob Papen’s study of reverb and endless hours of exploring, testing, and tweaking. It has already won many accolades including a Computer Music Innovation and Performance award. Not only that, RP-Delay is included in the package too! To find out more check…

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December 9, 2010

Rob Papen releases Blue 1.9 with new copy protection system

Rob Papen originally released Blue back in August 2008 and it almost instantly gained a reputation for being a very powerful instrument adding a whole new dimension to the RP range of software synths. As with other Papen products, users were dazzled by the quality of presets which Blue had to offer and it quickly became a hit.

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December 3, 2010

Around the world in 350 instruments…

Gary Garritan is a real pioneer when it comes to recording instruments. After producing ‘Gigaharp’, his next offering was the ‘Garritan Orchestra Strings’ collection for GigaSampler which really cemented his place as a sampling heavyweight.

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