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Audio Sofwares Encyclopedia Part 1

572 Virtual Instruments


(Free Ebook!) Reference For Laptop DJs & Computer Musicians

Dubali Beatz
(Indonesian Disc Jockey)

Kata Pengantar Dari DJ Dubali Beatz


Dalam rangka mewujudkan impian saya, yakni Indonesia 1.000.000 International Deejays in 2015, saya mempersembahkan E-book Audio Sofwares Encyclopedia bagian ke satu yang memuat info 572 Virtual Instruments. Bagi para senior yang telah lebih dari dua tahun menjadi DJ, mungkin isi E-book ini hanya sebagian kecil dari ribuan Audio Sofwares yang telah dikenal oleh para senior. Harap dimaklumi, Ebook ini memang dibuat oleh seorang pemula dan sebagai kurikulum untuk para pemula. Edisi lengkap yang memuat sekitar 4000 sofware audio (Virtual Instruments, Effects, Hosts, Sofware Developers, etc), saya harapkan bisa rampung dalam jangka 7 hari. Namun kenyataan tak selalu sesuai dengan harapan. Saya telah berusaha keras selama 12 jam sehari mengerjakan ebook ini tapi terpaksa saya harus puas dengan 572 Virtual Instruments karena saya sadar, laptop dan modem yang saya gunakan bukan milik saya. Jika pemiliknya akan menggunakan laptop dan modemnya, saya harus segera berhenti mengerjakan ebook ini. Akhirnya, saya memutuskan untuk melanjutkan PR saya apabila saya telah memiliki laptop dan modem sendiri. Tentunya saya akan sangat berterima kasih jika ada di antara teman-teman yang memiliki studio DJ pribadi, mempersilahkan saya untuk menggunakan studio DJ-nya sebagai pusat program Indonesian 1.000.000 International Deejays in 2015. Saya sangat menginginkan adanya software virtual instrument khusus Funkot karena rata-rata, software yang sekarang ada lebih pas untuk membuat music house, trance dan techno. Saya juga ingin mengajak para senior untuk menggalang dana pembangunan pusat pengembangan ilmu DJing di Republik Indonesia dan salah satu koleksinya adalah Audio Sofwares. Dengan mengetahui bagaimana suatu music dibuat menggunakan sofware, akan membantu memperbaiki skills mengemix. Terus terang, saya mulai memahami cara mengemix adalah setelah belajar membuat music menggunakan sofware. Music buatan saya yang amburadul, membuat saya mulai belajar jadi pendengar aktif pada music. Lagu-lagu yang sebelumnya tidak saya hargai (hanya diputar bagian awal, tengah, dan bagian akhir), sekarang saya sangat menghargai setiap lagu yang saya dengar karena saya membandingkan kualitasnya dengan lagu-lagu buatan saya. Saya mendengarkannya baik-baik sambil membayangkan seolah-olah lagu tersebut sedang diputar dari software oleh produsernya sebelum dirender (export). Saya juga membayangkan bagaimana sample-samplenya disusun. Saya membayangkan berapa BPMnya, bagaimana kalau BPMnya dinaikan dan bagaimana kalau BPMnya diturunkan? Apa sih kelebihan dan kekurangan lagu ini? Kalau lagu ini akan dimix dengan lagu lain, enaknya gimana? Setiap lagu adalah unik dan abadi. Baiklah teman-teman, selamat membaca dan semoga bermanfaat. Karena kita mendapatkan ilmu dengan mudah, mari kita gunakan ilmu kita untuk membuka pintu kemudahan ilmu yang lebih besar. Orang sukses adalah orang yang sukses dengan cara mensukseskan orang lain. All of Deejays Are Our Family Kuningan, Jawa-Barat. 08 Maret 2010

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4front Bass Module

4Front Bass Module is a FREE load & play VSTi software bass synthesizer that "generates a high quality bass sound". With the proprietary 4Front hybrid synthesis technology, 4Front modules take generally smaller space than the sampled versions of the same quality, and the CPU usage is optimal.

4Front Piano

4Front Piano Module is a small and versatile upright piano module with unique sound. This piano module is neither a sample player, nor synthesized. It's a hybrid technology, that combines both methods. This resulted in a great module size reduction and light CPU usage.

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60 s a Go Go

60s a GoGo provides authentic retro music arrangements, samples & loops inspired by beat -, surf-, twist-, pulp-, rock-, lounge-, easy listening, french and italian film music from the sixties. It includes over 1.5 GB of sample material, played on real vintage instruments and amps: beat guitars, italo western style guitars, retro basses, organ, real played drumloops (+single tracks), female & male choirs, pianos, trumpets, flugelhorns, flutes, brass & wind sections. All samples are available in a mixed 60s style version and in a dry unmixed version.

80s Punk & New Wave

80s Punk & New Wave is a state-of-the-art Punk & New Wave library, including 23 construction kits which contain over 1.6 GB of loops, phrases and samples. This Elastik Player based product is inspired by the rudest guitar driven LA Punk, NY Punk, UK Punk, Ska, Hardcore, PostPunk and New Wave from the early and up to mid eighties. This library is packed with loads of "intoxicating" licks from guitars, bass, keys, drums and more. All loops are based on live performances from mic'd stacks, kits and analog favorites of the time. The user has the choice

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of Dry mix or 80ies infected over-bloated commercial saturation for all loops. Drumkit multitracks from kick, snare and overheads for each construction kit mix are also included. The sound library comes complete with the "Elastik" loop player which includes features like:

Highspeed timestretching and pitchshifting in best quality. Innovative "LoopEye" for fast loop variations. All parameters MIDI controllable. Multiple content management. Each product separately installable. Mapping tools (automatic slice- & chromatic-map). Save audio of original and modified loops. Creation of user presets. Filter with "kill function" (-72db). Adaptable to tempos from 10 to 480 BPM. Audio engine for quick adaptation. And more... Compatible with Mac OS X / Windows - AU / VST / RTAS.

A-Kit

A-Kit is a collection of seven simple-to-use drum plug-ins. The seven plug-ins: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Kick Snare HiHat Crash Ride Hi Tom Lo Tom

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They all respond to note, velocity and attack, plus they have a "level of interpretation", ranging from "stupid" to "mad", which adds random modulation to the velocity.

A.S.L Analogue Squencer Loops

Supporting some of the best evolving, morphing, multi -wave forming sounds in Morphology, A.S.L. features over 1,000 loops and 1.5 GB of brand new material sources entirely from analogue modular systems and vintage analogue synths. Staying true to form, all loops were created entirely with hardware analogue sequencers and every single sample contained in A.S.L. was recorded at 24-Bit sample resolution for hi-fidelity to ensure superior quality. All loops presented in A.S.L. come in 3 convenient forms: preview mode, sliced mode and global pitch mode. Feature highlights:

Loops can be played back at varying tempos/pitches in real time. Access to, and edibility of each individual slice of every loop. Loops split into 7 categories for ease of use: 1. Analogue Drums 2. Bass Sequences 3. Electronic Percussion 4. FX Loops 5. HiHat/Noise Loops 6. Melodic Sequences 7. Sine/Pure Sequences. Includes MIDI files for all loops for optimal rhythmic control. Easy intuitive user interface using a version of Native Instruments' Intakt sampler.

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Abbey Road 60s Drum

Recorded using sophisticated engineering techniques and exclusive vintage gear, Abbey Road 60s Drums provides a versatile arsenal of classic drum sounds with "absolute tonal authenticity, supreme playability and immense sonic flexibility". For use in the free Kontakt Player and the Kontakt 4 sampler, it provides a unique resource for typical Sixties sound aesthetics as well as for modern pop, rock and urban music styles. Abbey Road 60s Drums features two quintessential drum kits of the Sixties era, a Gretsch and a Ludwig, which were recorded in "painstaking" detail utilizing Abbey Road's engineering expertise and arsenal of vintage equipment. Classic AKG, Neumann and STC microphones from the studios' famed microphone collection, the exclusive REDD.17 and EMI TG mixing desks, a valve-based Studer tape machine and other authentic outboard gear all contributed to the sound of Abbey Road 60s Drums. With up to 30 velocity layers per instrument, each utilizing up to six randomly selected variation samples, as well as separate left- and right-hand samples and individually adjustable snare bleed, NI says that Abbey Road 60s Drums delivers ultimate authenticity both for DAW -based rhythm programming and for real-time MIDI-controlled drum playing. To cover both classic and contemporary sound aesthetics, users can choose between "vintage" and "modern" microphone setups, and select separate "tea towel" samples for an even more distinctive, punchier sound. A special room microphone configuration was used to fully capture the acoustic room sound of Abbey Road's famous Studio Two, with the ambience individually adjustable for each instrument. The concise user interface of Abbey Road 60s Drums makes full use of the advanced GUI features of the Kontakt platform, with convenient controls for articulation, sound shaping, mixing and routing functions. Advanced randomization features can even add additional subtle nuances to the tone and timing, making it sound completely organic and virtually indistinguishable from a conventional studio-recorded drum performance.

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Absynth

Absynth is a synthesizer with unique sonic potential. Its specialty is a limitless spectrum of unusual, evolving sounds created using the powerful, hybrid synthesis architecture and sophisticated modulation and effect system - resulting in sounds far removed from the everyday. What's more Absynth is not just a synthesizer, but a powerful effect plug-in for treating audio tracks using the unique Absynth effects bank. Top Features:

Forward-looking semi-modular synthesizer with unique sonic characteristics. Innovative and unique sound generation from multiple synthesis and sampling methods. Powerful filters and effects section with new tools such as special Aetherizer, Cloud Filter and Supercomb. Sound Mutator for creating fresh sounds through the mutation of the qualities of several Absynth sounds. KoreSound Browser for intuitive finding and organizing of the 1,800 sounds and effects settings. Fully compatible with Kore (sounds for the browser preconfigured as KoreSounds for seamless integration with Kore 2. Flexible 68-stage envelopes with presets, envelope-step mode and Tempo sync. Sophisticated surround sound panning to animate three-dimensional sounds or even individual sound components. Live-input for each channel and new audio modulator section for using Absynth as a fully functional effects unit. Pro Sound individually assigned macro controls for quick changing of several sound settings with a single knob.

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Accordions

Best Service describes Accordions as "the definitive accordion sample library". It is designed and scripted to perform, in real-time, ultra-realistic accordion melodies and chords. All the subtle sounds from an accordion have been carefully captured to increase the realism of your performance, like key and button noises. 8 different Accordions were sampled in high detail, one of them a A -A (Alfred Arnold) Bandoneon from the 1930s - the same model Astor Piazzolla used. Also included are 8 perfectly balanced Multis with meticulously made combinations to create new ready -to-use registers. Accordions can be used in many different kind of productions and styles - from cinematic, romantic to folk styles like Celtic, Tex-Mex or South American. This library includes:

7 complete independent instruments plus 1 bonus accordion: 1. Bandoneon 2. Concertina 3. Single Reed Piccolo Accordion 4. Single Reed Musette Accordion 5. Single Reed Bassoon Accordion 6. Double Reed Musette Accordion 7. Left Hand Bass Accordion 8. Steirische Accordion (Bonus). 8 perfectly balanced multis with fine-tune combinations to create new ready-to-use registers: 1. Oboe Register 2. Celeste Register 3. Bandoneon Register 4. Organ Register 5. Triple Musette Register 6. Harmonium Register 7. Master Register 8. Accordion Register

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3 round robin playback in each crossfade layer. Realistic instrument noises. Advanced but easy to use Kontakt scripting signed by Gnter Hirscher.

ACE (Any Cable Everywhere)

ACE (Any Cable Everywhere) aims to deliver top quality sound at a competitive price. The selection of modules and clear layout make ACE the ideal instrument for newcomers delvi ng into the fascinating world of modular synthesis. The number of ways to connect modules together is practically infinite, and you will soon discover how much more fun it is to make your own sounds in ACE than in a non-modular synthesizer, according to u-he. ACE may seem underspec'ed judging from its raw feature list, but bear in mind that virtually everything can be plugged into everything else. You can plug an LFO into a Filter and from there use it as a source for FM. Features:

2 x LFO (1 sine, 1 sine/tri/saw/sqr) 0Hz - 20kHz. 2 x ADSR (same as Bazille). 2 x VCO (saw/PWM) 0Hz - 20kHz, VCO1 with SubOsc. 2 x VCF (two variable outlets each: LP1/LP2/LP3/LP4, HP/BP/BR). 2 x VCA/Pan. 2 x Multiples (as in Bazille). 1 x Mixer (Osc balance, Sub, Noise, Aux). 1 x Ramp Generator (up->hold->down->rest, loops if rest < 100). 1 x Mapping Generator (creates variable values for each note or key, can be used as custom waveform for LFO2). 1 x noise (white, pink). 1 x the common extras, such as Glide/Glide2. 1 x stereo chorus (global). 1 x ping pong delay (global).

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1 x Bass/Treble booster (global).

25 signal sources, 30+ signal targets, some paths wired internally so that it makes noise even without a single cable attached (think ARP 2600). 100% free of Supersaw. Instead it has:

Exceptional sync /w FM (VCO1->VCO2, think Cross-modulation). LFOs that can be used as additional VCOs and vice versa. Exceptional filter sound including convincing self oscillation. Support for .tun files. 500+ presets, including banks form Howard Scarr and Skippy Lehmkuhl.

Acoustic Legend HD

Powered by the Kontakt Player 2 engine, Acoustic Legends HD delivers 19 gigabytes of acoustic guitar, including picked notes, finger-picked notes, natural and artificial mutes, chords, harmonics, harmonic chords, release layers, and even fret noise sampled for each guitar. It contains several different steel string guitars, nylon strings, twelve strings, acoustic bass, as well as a bonus folder featuring mandolin, ukulele, and banjo. Acoustic Legends HD features guitars from McPherson, Taylor, Gibson, Martin, and other manufacturers. Also included are bonus patches of special effects, doubled guitars, and more. Acoustic Legends HD also incorporates 'chord banks' containing twelve different chord types in varying positions, with multiple velocity layers and multiple takes per layer. The chord banks include both up strokes and down-strokes, making it simple to create fully authentic rhythm guitar parts. Features:

19 gigabytes of acoustic guitars. 24-bit, 96kHz samples, utilizing the finest in high-end microphones and pre-amps, sampled in thorough detail including release layers, fret noise, finger noise, and more. Numerous articulations and styles of playing, including finger picked, plastic picked, harmonics, harmonic chords, mutes, single notes, and chord banks. Massive chord instruments, sampled by both 6-string and 12-string guitars, featuring 12 different chord types, optional capo control. down- and up-strokes, mute strums, body knocks, making it possible to create authentic rhythm guitar strumming patterns.

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Multiple and contrasting guitars sampled within each folder, including 2 different nylon stringed guitars, 7 different steel-stringed guitars, 2 different twelve-stringed guitars, etc. Variation patches for each guitar, including delays, phasers, choruses, flangers, compressors, and unusual effects. Bonus content including acoustic bass, banjo, mandolin (single notes, chords, and tremolo), ukulele (single notes and chords), and guitar effects (body knocks, fret noise). Bonus special effects content featuring dozens of unusual sound design patches, based upon the sample sets of the acoustic guitars but warped in unique and musically distinct ways. Optimized onscreen EQ controls. Easy-to-use built-in reverb module and stereo width control. Remote control of various sonic parameters available via MIDI CC. Multi-timbral operation, supporting up to 64 simultaneous instruments (subject to RAM availability), receiving up to 64 MIDI channels (16 in plug-in mode). Kontakt Player 2 engine, supporting standalone operation as well as plug -in operation in all major hosts that support Audio Units, VST, RTAS, or DXi plug-ins. Special upgrade pricing to the full version of Kontakt 2, which allows for fuller editing of the instruments.

Add

Add is a multi purpose phrase-sampler that combines a powerful sampler (Sound Engine) with a Realtime Phrase Sequencer (RPS). Add has been equally designed for use in a live performance or as a creative compositional tool, it enables you to quickly create original sequences whilst improvising with your MIDI -keyboard. It is 8-part multi-timbral, each part containing its own RPS and Sound Engine. The Sound engine works like a PCM tone generator and is composed of 4 Keygroups, each with a separate synth engine. This allows you to easily combine and layer sounds in order to rapidly

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create new and sophisticated timbres. An integrated Keygroup editor makes it a simple task to load and map your samples. The RPS has been designed to "enhance and inspire musical composition". Amongst other functions, it can be used to harmonize or re-arrange music directly using your MIDI keyboard. An editor maps sequences within MIDI notes ranges, ready to be triggered via MIDI in several different modes. MIDI effects such as Quantize-swing, Arpeggiator and Humanization have been deeply studied in order to match MIDI sequences in any type of musical styles. Add comes with its own unique sound library, which provides sequences and sound-patches. These will be constantly updated. Sound-engine features:

8 parts multi-timbral phrase sampler. 4 sound layers per part with a independent synth-engine each. 32 bit sampler engine. 338 soundsets, 53 drumkits, 770 MIDI clips. Loads 16/24/32 bit @ 44.1/48/88/96Khz mono/stereo Wav files. Play-mode: mono, legato, poly. Polyphonic and monophonic glide. 2 or 8 stereo output. A keygroup can contain up to 128 velocity splits. Flexible keygroup-editor loads and maps wavs. Filter lp/hp/2xbp/notch/hs/ls/eq. 2 exp.-envelopes with adjustable slope. 2 step LFOs which can be synchronized to the host BPM. Velocity and notes messages are hardwired to several parameters (level, pan, pitch, sample-start) via a unique scale editor. Built-in filter-delay effect with BPM-host synch option. 4 assignable macros knobs.

RPS-engine features:

128 clips (patterns) for each of the 8 patches. Each clip can be assigned to a certain range. Clip can be played via MIDI in legato/split/polyphonic mode. Full-featured pianoroll editor. Undo/redo copy/paste function. Import standard MIDI files. Arpeggiator. Integrated MIDI humanizer effect. Advance swing-quantizer functions.

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Addictive Drums

Addictive Drums is a "Complete Drum Production Studio". It includes 3 complete kits, and lots of extra drums and cymbals. The samples include every nuance from the softest to the hardest hits, many stroke variations (hihat has 12 variations, snare has 6 for example) with alternating samples through-out. All sampled drum/cymbal sounds are recorded with a multi channel mic setup, just as you would record a real drum kit. The Kits:

Sonor Designer (Kick, Snare, 5 toms). DW Collector's Series (Kick, Snare, 5 toms). Tama Starclassic (Kick, Snare, 3 toms). Extras: Pearl Signature Ferrrone snare, Pearl Masterworks Piccolo snare, Pearl Masterworks kick. Cymbals (Sabian & Paiste): 3 Hihats, 9 Crashes, 3 Splashes & 2 Chinas.

Shaping the basic sound is easy within AD's sampler section. Controls for volume and pitch (with envelopes), levels (adjust balance of Close, Overhead and Room levels of each Kit piece), and filter (cut the low end on hihats for example) means you can do anything from slight tweaking to major reconstruction of the sound. 12 mixer channels, 52 insert effects and 2 reverbs are at your disposal, with everything quickly accessible, no hidden menus get in your way. The included presets make it easy to try out different styles for a track, and lets you save and re-use complete drum productions in new songs. You can create your own folders with your own presets and they immediately appear in the Preset menu. A vast library of MIDI files in different styles, all easily accessible from within AD gives you the building blocks to create drum tracks quickly. The built in browser lets you search by keyword

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("Ride", "Metal"), or sort by Category, BPM, Time signature. Drag'n'drop files the files you like to AD's favourite list, or drag them right into your host's arrangement window. AD is a multi-out plugin; every channel in the AD mixer can be routed to a separate output if required. Sampler; For each Kit piece:

Solo/Mute Main Level Overhead Level + Pan/Width Room Level + Pan/Width "Single Sample" mode Main Pitch + OH/Room Pitch Offset Pitch Envelope (w velocity mod) Amp Envelope HiPass/LoPass Filter

Effects; For each channel:


Compressor Dist (4 algos, selectable bandwidth) EQ (3 band) Saturating Limiter

Master and Bus channels additionally include:


Tape Saturation HiPass/LoPass Filter

Reverbs include:

4 algorithms (Ambience, Room, Hall, Plate) Decay Time, Predelay, Damping 2 band EQ Pan/Width control

Presets:

Over 100 presets are included, ranging from pure acoustic pop, to Metal, Funk and distorted electronica mayhem. Preset categories include: Clean, Distorted, Electronica, LoFi, PopRock (Big), PopRock (Medium), PopRock (Dry), Retro, Rock, Soft, Xperimental.

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MIDI Library:

More than 3000 beats and fills in various styles such as Pop/Rock, Metal, Funk, Jazz etc are included. There are basic Kick+Snare beats with variations on each like "8th Hihat" "w Ghostnotes" "4th Ride" etc. There are also "Songs" which contain 4 bar Verse/Bridge/Chorus/Middle8 variations. And lots more.

Adrenaline

Sound Library plugin based on Native Instruments' Intakt. Adrenaline is a distinctive cross section of all current musical styles with only one common theme - the ability to inject vital energy into anything it touches. Load up one of the presets and you'll see each of the loops mapped out onto individual keys in a construction kit format. Experiment with the "beat Machine" which syncs each multitrack loop to the host sequencer. "Funkify" your percussion loops with sync delay. For that total "other world" dub experience, up the feedback level till it self-oscillates. Key features:

Pumping raw Multitrack Construction Kits of dark, heavy, violent moments injecte d with raging melodies. Chest-stomping industrial beats, and tear-your-face-off guitars and trashing cybernetic dance floor jolts. Get ready for an ear wrenching aural onslaught that could only come from a pure shot of Adrenaline. Includes a special version of Intakt sampler from Native Instruments (plug-in or standalone) for Mac and Windows specifically designed for loop playback.

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Afrolatin Slam

Sound Library plugin based on Native Instruments' Intakt. A "must have" virtual instrument for Sound Designers, Music Producers, Musicians and DJs, who would like to inject an authentic afro-latin feel into their projects. Over a period of two years, Francis Fuster and Sultan Makende, together with some very special friends, have put together this eclectic selection of rhythms, loops and hits. Most of the rhythms were recorded at Sultan Sound studio in London, but some were recorded in the field, in Africa and South America, preserving the original local ambience. Features:

Over 600 Mb of loops & samples. Access to individual instruments and individual hits within loops. Easy and intuitive user interface. Based on KONTAKT audio engine. Loops use one or more of the three sampler -modes: Beat Machine with ISE (Individual Slice Edit), Time Machine and standard Sampler mode. Easy synchronization of loops to MIDI tempo. MIDI file export permits groove, accent, and feel manipulation in any host sequencer. Integrated effects: Group filter including low-pass, high-pass, band-reject or band-pass modes, global filter, lo-fi, distortion, syncable delay. Modulation section provides AHDSR envelope, two individual syncable LFOs, envelope follower and a DBD pitch envelope. Total Recall.

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AI (DVZ Realtime Instruments)


Audio Impressions' Realtime Instruments is a comprehensive package of ten sample libraries, which are powered by DVZ RT. These libraries include Orchestral, Band, World, Keyboards, Guitars, Drum Kits, Music Effects, Harps, Baroque & Antique Instruments, Les Grandes Orgues (Pipe Organs). Realtime Instruments uses a distributed / clustered computing approach whereby you have one "DVZ RT control computer", multiple "Sampler" computer's, each running Native Instruments' Kontakt sampler, and your existing computer running your sequencer of choice hosting the Ai plug-in - VST on Windows, AU on Mac OS X - which communicates with the other computers via Gigabit ethernet (ReWire and an additional AI Panel application are also used). Here's what the "DVZ RT control computer" does: 1. It provides the main Graphical User Interface (GUI) for selecting library instruments, patterns, effects, orchestrations and so forth. This is not done on the individual samplers, but is instead centrally controlled. You don't even need to connect keyboards, video monitors or mice to the samplers; use a KVM (Keyboard-Video Monitor-Mouse) switch to boot them and you can save space and money on peripherals. 2. It performs DVZ RT voice allocation, accomplishing the actual divisi so that notes played (from sequencer or directly from the music keyboard) are allo cated to the various sections and players within each section. In this way, a MIDI track on one sequencer port and channel becomes multiple MIDI port and channel outputs which are then sent out via Ethernet to the various samplers. 3. It receives audio back from the various samplers via audio-over-Ethernet. 4. It processes that audio with Audio Impressions' "SPACE" software to provide placement of each player anywhere one desires within a virtual-performance environment, with that environment being scaleable and adjustable in real time and with realistic microphone bleed among all players so it sounds like they are actually performing at once in the same place. 5. It sends out the resulting audio in whatever format the user selects, from mono to stereo to 5.1 or 7.1, etc., via either an analog or digital output, which in turn can be fed to typical recording and/or monitoring destinations. Instead of having to buy a costly audio interface for each sampler, you need as few as just one audio interface. Realtime Instruments includes over 600 sampled instruments arranged in ten libraries with most being solo players; in the case of the 70 orchestral string realtime players, 10 are soloists and thirty are 2-musician desks. The most comprehensive set of playing styles and effects for each instrument was recorded; all effects and styles appropriate to each instrument, such as mutes, bow positions, pizzicato, and flutter tongue are available at start up.

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All Realtime Instruments samples were captured in "the world's finest reco rding studios" using "first-call players" and "the world's best instruments". These were recorded at the highest audio fidelity utilizing vintage Neumann and Telefunken tube condensers and ribbon mics, and silver-plated mic cables (completely bypassing studio patch bays); signals were recorded directly. No equalization, compression or other processing was used, instead sound was optimized through mic selection and placement. To get an idea of what can be achieved, to play a full symphony orchestra or an equ ivalent number of instruments at 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz, you will need four sampler computers. Basically, with four samplers you can play the entire Realtime Instruments library at once, except for the guitars, drums, the pianos and the organ.

Airsynth

Single Oscillator (Sine/Rect/Tri/Noise). LFO. AD amp env. Vowel filter.

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Acoustik Piano

Akoustik Piano includes three famous Grand pianos that have been at the heart of countless classical concerts and recordings for many decades - the powerful and dynamic Bsendorfer 290 Imperial, the crystal-clear and versatile Steinway D, and the gentle Bechstein D 280 with its subtle harmonic overtones. Also included is the Steingraeber Model 130, an acclaimed upright piano offering a warm, compact tone that can fit per fectly whenever a majestic Concert Grand sound is not the first choice. For inclusion into Akoustik Piano, each of the original instruments was carefully set up and recorded using a special recording technique that completely minimized room ambience, resulting in pristine and universally pure sound quality. All four instruments have been captured in 10 velocity levels, and with full sustain phases. Akoustik Piano puts a strong focus on the accurate recreation of soundboard resonance for realistic playing behaviour. Special attention was given to the authentic implementation of the sustain, sustenuto and soft pedals, even including the effect of pressing the sustain pedal after a note has been struck. Expert settings allow for individual changes to the soundb oard resonance characteristics, the key and pedal noise, and the position of the piano lid for each of the four instruments. Akoustik Piano also includes realistic ambience on the basis of an integrated state-of-the-art convolution reverb, offering accurate sonic representations of a Concert Hall, Recording Studio, Cathedral, and Jazz Club. Ambience characteristics can be fine -tuned in the Expert section of the instrument, which also includes various controls for stereo positioning, tuning, and velocity response as well as versatile 3-band-equalizer.

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Albino

Key features:

Sound Presets consist of 4 separate Layers for rich, complex sound synthesis. 32 note polyphonic (CPU dependent). Unlimited sound programs, Sound Browser. +2100 Rob Papen presets and more. 4 oscillators per Layer, 4 types. Oscillator modules include Analog -type, Digital-type, Noise-type and Audio Input-type. FM modulation and AM modulation. Oscillator Sync in Analog Oscillator 2 and 4. Stereo Filters, 4 types. Filter modules include Silk-type, Cream-type, Scream-type and Comb-type. 3 multimode filters (Silk, Cream and Scream), each with a different basic design thus producing different sounding filters. Filters are stereo with panning and panning modulation options. Saturation knob precedes each filter to add overdrive to the sound before it enters the filter. Four types of Saturation are available. 8 envelopes, 2 types. ADSFR type and 5-stage envelope type with loop function. Each envelope stage has separate slope/curve settings. Each oscillator has its own volume envelope. 4 LFOs with various waveforms and midi-syncable. LFO Waves have adjustable startphase and waveform-symmetry. LFOs can also be set to mono mode. Modulation Matrix which includes 16 routings with 27 sources and 36 destinations. Separate control section for Velocity to: AMP, Filter 1 and Filter 2. Arpeggiator with 32 step rhythm sequencer, step length, clock settings, various modes including modulation and chord, switchable keyboard retrigger, swing, velocity mix, save/load functionality. Spread function for each Oscillator for ultra fat detuned sounds. Chord memory mode (saved with the preset). 4 effects units per layer each containing 12 stereo effects including two Choruses, two Delays, Filter, Phaser, Reverb, Flanger, Gator, Wah Wah, Compressor and LoFi.

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Mono/Polyphonic Portamento/Glide featuring Fingered mode, switchable constant Time/constant Rate and Auto-Bend Modes. Sound programs are stored directly on hard disk so providing a virtually unlimited number of storage locations. Sounds are sorted into style-maps for easy search. Integrated Sound Browser, MIDI program change and bank change supported. Adjustable Precision setting for recreating the warmth of true analog synthesizers Gen (randomize) function for experimentation and preset fun. Microtonal support (Scala file import) for different scales (Indian, Arabic, etc.). Adjustable keyboard velocity response curve. Adjustable voice limit (mono, 1...12, oo). MIDI activity display (also triggers a C3 when clicked). Several parameters are located on the "rear panel" so they are not changed accidentally during use. Controller hardware (faderbox or synth) settings can be saved and restored. Dial operation is switchable between circular and linear modes.

Altered States

Sound Library plugin based on Native Instruments' Kompakt/Intakt. This instrument's interface will be visually identical except for the absence of the menu bar on the left side and is functionally identical except it can only load it's included library. The contents of all of the following 10 libraries, all of which scored either 4 or 5 stars in review in Sound On Sound magazine (UK), are integrated into this powerful instrument:

Zero-G Ambient Volume 1 Zero-G Ambient Volume 2 (and ProSamples Volume 36 'Chillout') Zero-G Cuckooland Unhinged Zero-G Cuckooland Ghost In The Machine Zero-G Cuckooland Asylum (and ProSamples Volume 6 'Experimental & FX') Zero-G Cuckooland Ambience

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Zero-G Malice In Wonderland Zero-G Fields of Motion (and ProSamples Volume 9 'Future Beats 2') Zero-G Junk Percussion Zero-G Dream Zone Ibiza Chillout (approx 1 Gb of extra brand new material)

Features:

Over 5 Gigabytes of world-class uniquely creative rhythm loops, instruments & samples produced by multi award winning sound designers Ian Boddy, Cuckooland, and others. Access to individual hits (slices) within loops. Easy and intuitive user interface. User interface is a player version of Native Instruments' INTAKT, based on KONTAKT, the world's finest software sampling engine. Loops use one or more of the three sampler-modes: Beat Machine with ISE (Individual Slice Edit), Time Machine and standard Sampler mode. Easy synchronization of loops to MIDI tempo. MIDI file export permits groove, accent, and feel manipulation in any host sequence r. Integrated effects: Group filter including low-pass, high-pass, band-reject or band-pass modes, global filter, lo-fi, distortion, syncable delay. Modulation section provides AHDSR envelope, two individual syncable LFOs, envelope follower and a DBD pitch envelope. Total Recall.

Amber

DCAM: Synth Squad is a collection of 4 software instruments:


Strobe: a performance synth - easy to program, begs to be played. Amber: a divide-down string ensemble synth emulation. Cypher: a complex 3-osc synth with dual filters/waveshapers and realistic audio-rate modulation. Fusor: a semi-modular layering/FX/step-sequencing environment for the above synths.

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One of the first attempts to realistically model the divide -down string ensemble synths from the '70s, Amber captures the lush, psychedelic sound of these much-loved but often-forgotten instruments. A formant filter, 3 separate chorus models, a variety of playing responses and flexible modulation build upon the legacy to deliver a new take on these vintage classics.

Ambience Impacts Rhythms

Ambience Impacts Rhythms (A.I.R) is a collection of elements that has taken over two years of collecting and crafting "only the finest sounds for cutting edge compositions"; it's focused on blending three essential building blocks into one library - Ambience, Impacts, and Rhythms. Powered by Native Instruments Kontakt Player it is available for Mac OS X and Windows in VST, AU, DXi, RTAS and standalone configurations. The two DVD set contains over 6GB of instruments categorized by genre, timbre and the mood they evoke. The software is designed to help you find the sound you are looking for without having to funnel through thousands of preset to find the sound you want. Features:

Over 300 Ambient Instruments. 100 Impact instruments & kits. Tons of combination platters that combine several Ambiences with Impacts and Rhythms. 300 tempo-adjustable rhythms.

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Ambient Keys

Ambient Keys is a synthesizer which plays an extensive set of ambient waveforms, processing these using a filter, envelopes, an LFO, an ensemble, delays and an effect section which features 133 different effect modes, including crossfading effects and layered effects. Main features:

1024 presets, which are available in three soundpacks (included when purchasing th e plug-in). A soundpack is an expansion which adds new ambient waveforms and a set of presets. Hundreds of ambient waveforms. Crossfading and layered effects involve distortion, filter banks, a resonator, flanger, sub oscillation, amp modulation, pitch shift, etc. All knobs can be mapped to MIDI controllers with a simple "learn" function. Ensemble with adjustable amount and mix. Stereo delays. Full polyphony. Only your CPU sets the limit or you may set a fixed voice limit.

Ambient Works

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Ambient Works is a Liquid Player-based sample library of Cinematic Soundscapes, Ambiences and Atmospheres. Ambient Works has far reaching current and new media project applications and can be meshed to many genres. Enclosed is an epic resource of diverse sustained textures compiled into construction kit loop format (1.8 GB / 790 Loops and Samples). You can redefine the feel of any of the 24 construction kits included by adjusting the individual layers of a kit. All sounds are logically organized and ready for immediate use. Each kit has the ability to:

Tweak each layer's pitch and tempo in realtime. Adjust each note within a sample. Import layers from different kits and adapt where desired. Lock tempos to host sequencer.

Of course you can also assemble your own ambient creations by mixing and matching material from any of the kits - over 780 samples to choose from. Ambient Works has the binary sounding evolution and underscore rings / shrills of today, as well as classic fluid and shimmering essentials of the past.

Analog enriched Pads, Stringed Timbres, Organic Atmospheres, Bells, Nature, Percussion and more...

Liquid Player Features:


Control audio material as simply as MIDI data. Change notes within the phrase. Adapt tempo and key. Select from a wide range of musical scales. Control all parameters in realtime. Pre-screening with adapted pitch and tempo. Easily generate your individual setup. High quality Melodyne technology. Multiple content management. Edit start and ending. Quick sound browser. All parameters MIDI controllable. Save audio of original and modified loops. Export to MIDI.

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Sync to host. Great bandwidth of styles. Highest quality recording equipment.

Analog Attack

Analog Attack is a complex, 1.6 Gb, sample library which includes more than 1450 diverse Patterns and Sequences. This massive library is organized into 116 folders. You'll find in each folder several variations of the main sequence in terms of filter movements, sounds and grooves making it very flexible to use. All sequences provide BPM and root key inf ormation within the samples name, simplifying optimal selection and rapid fusion to productions. Analog Attack works well with Electronic Methods such as Minimal, Techno, House Hardstyle, Breakbeat, Techhouse, Progressive and Trance. This collection fits many other styles and needs thanks to a huge variety of leads, bass-lines and fx sequences. All material is ultra-flexible and can cater to individual tastes and treatment visions. Analog Attack was developed with analog synth and signal processing gear of today and yesterday. The instruments used for this production include: Minimoog, Moog Voyager, Prophet 5, Prophet 600, Andromeda, Se-1x, Omega 8, Arp 2600, Yamaha CS 80, Juno 106, SH 101, Matrix 6. Summary:

1.6 GB, 116 attack kits, 1450 loops. Works in the Elastik Player for Mac/PC/AU/VST/RTAS - Elastik Player included - no sampler required.

Elastik Player Features:


Highspeed timestretching and pitchshifting in best quality. Innovative "LoopEye" for fast loop variations.

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All parameters MIDI controllable. Multiple content management. Each product separately installable. Mapping tools (automatic slice- & chromatic-map). Save audio of original and modified loops. Creation of user presets. Filter with "kill function" (-72db). Adaptable to tempos from 10 to 480 BPM Audio engine for quick adaptation.

Analog Factory

Analog Factory is a powerful yet easy-to-use virtual instrument which comes loaded with 2000 legendary synthesizer sounds that have shaped modern music production - from classic phat lead lines to crystalline digital pads. The interface includes a smart Preset Manager that allows in just a few clicks to find desired sounds from within the huge preset collection. But Analog Factory is not only a collection of sounds. Since it is based on synthesis, all sounds are modifiable - a set of the most essential parameters provides the user with an efficient way to tweak and alter the sonic character of the sound. Analog Factory has been developed with TAE, Arturia's proprietary technology for analog emulation. Features:

3500 analog synthesizers sounds that have defined the sound of modern music. Presets all selected from the Arturia Classic Synths (minimoog V, Moog Modular V, CS 80V, ARP 2600 V, Jupiter-8V, Prophet V and Prophet VS). Smart Preset Manager: fast filter the presets by Instrument, by Type (Bass, Pads, Leads, etc.) and/or by Characteristics (hard, soft, complex, simple, short, long, etc.).

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Organize Presets view by Name, Instrument, Type, CPU usage, Favorites, or User Presets. Straightforward Editing, with the most essential parameters for personalizing presets: (Filter and LFO sections, 4 Key Parameters differing for each preset, Chorus & Delay mix, ADSR envelope) 8 Snapshots buttons (quickly store up to 8 snapshots for sound comparisons, variations, etc.) Optimization of screen space: possibility to view the Preset Manager only, the Keyboard only, or both at the same time. Set to Control with the external MIDI keyboard in just a few clicks. Up to 32 voices of polyphony, depending on the preset loaded.

Analog FX

Analog FX is a state-of-the-art FX sample collection boasting a 1.7 Gb library of "analog" sounds and loops offering a huge variety of atmospheres, noises, basslines, leads, sweeps, LFO as well as hundreds synth loops. The library is produced for: advertising and game audio, trailer creation, cinema and TV post production, animation, sound design, multimedia presentations and for all the different musical styles and producers looking for analog production FX elements. All sounds are simplistically organized into folders. Loops are enhanced with BPM information and tonal effects are accurately described and assigned to their root keys. The complete content provides a wide range of styles. Responsible for the production of Ueberschall Analog FX is Marc Steinmeierhighly respected music producer and sound designer in the international music industry. Content: Atmo FX (Dark Mood, Filtered, Low End, XXL), LFO FX (Dark Mood, Filtered, Grooves, Hard & Dirty, Random, Resonance, Sirens), Mixture FX, Noise FX, SciFi FX (Filtered Drones, Signals, Sub FX, Sweep FX (Up- and Downlifter), Synth Grooves FX (Basslines, Noiselines, Sublines, Synthlines), Wired FX - 1.7 GB Analog Sounds, 960 Loops and Samples. The sound library comes with the Elastik Loop Player, which includes features like:

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High-speed time-stretching and pitch-shifting in best quality. Innovative "LoopEye" for fast loop variations. All parameters MIDI controllable. Multiple content management. Each product separately installable. Mapping tools (automatic slice- & chromatic-map). Save audio of original and modified loops. Creation of user presets. Filter with "kill function" (-72db). Adaptable to tempos from 10 to 480 BPM. Audio engine for quick adaptation. And many more...

Analog Strings Station

Analog Strings Station (ASS) is an advanced emulation of the vintage electronic keyboards known as "String Ensemble Synthesizers " or "String Machines", which where invented around 1970 and became a huge success with the introduction of the Eminent Solina String Ensemble. The ASS project started at NUSofting as a digital model of the Solina and was then extended to a versatile polyphonic synthesizer but still retaining the warm core sound of the vintage string synthesizers. Differently to other string machine emulations available as virtual instruments, the ASS doesn't use samples recorded from the original hardware keyboards, NUSofting developed a native emulation of the "octave divider" circuitry that is the essential technology of the vintage polyphonic synthesizers. The ASS digital "octave divider" can reproduce the same "phase synced" sound of the original Solina, Crumar Performer and similar vintage keyboards. The ASS digital "octave divider", in Nomad Factory's opinion, better serves the reproduction of the chords played with a real "String Synthesizers" compared to the usual sampling technology

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which first splits and then reassembles the sound key by key, not mentioning that the ASS only use 20 MB of your drive space. Another essential sounding element of the "String Machines" is the so called Ensemble effect, the ASS Ensemble effect was also modeled after the original Solina circuitry and extended with more parameters and wider ranges for these, allowing the ASS user to many more sublime chorus effects suitable to the original string machine sound. The Analog Strings Station is a must have for all musicians who recognize the power of a sound that as marked an era and still looks to the future. The sound of string machines is heard in works from artists like Vangelis, Genesis, Jean Michel Jarre, Pink Floyd, Ultravox, Air David Bowie, Kraftwerk, Goldfrapp, Beck and many more.

Appassionata Strings

Appassionata Strings: As the name suggests, these string ensembles are passionate, offering a lush, broad and emotive cinematic sound. The large ensembles of 20 violins, 14 violas, 12 cellos and 10 basses integrate into a variety of musical styles, from pop and rock environments to symphonic arrangements, from emotional ballads to films, from pure st ring beds to complete orchestral scores.

Aria Player
ARIA is Garritan's 64-bit Sampler/Synthesis Engine, developed in collaboration with Plogue Art et Technologie Inc. ARIA's unique and powerful features:

Efficiency and Reliability: The core engine is lightweight, stable and efficient, with a focus on simplicity and playability.

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Open Format: ARIA's default instrument file format is SFZ, a very powerful and public file format that is rapidly becoming the new open standard. The SFZ format is also the format used in Cakewalk products. The ARIA engine will also work with soundfont files and more file formats are expected to be supported soon. Modular Architecture: Its flexible plug-in based architecture allows incredible customization and future-proofing; using a custom SDK, highly efficient ARIA modules can be compiled into native machine code to do tasks such as: complex MIDI/input processing voice generation (e.g.: sample player, sample modeling, additive/subtractive synthesis, physical modeling, etc), voice and master effects, and more. Customizable: Each product based on ARIA can have a fully unique user interface tailored to the needs of that product based on a simple XML layout that allows multiple panes, transparent images and animations. Custom Processing: Real-time morphing capabilities, high-order filters, convolution (for instrument body resonances and acoustic spaces), MIDI processing (for legato, antirepetition, etc.), and custom DSP. Supports Multiple Platforms: ARIA-based products are currently available for these platforms: MAC OS X 10.4 and higher (PPC32, PPC64, Intel32 and Intel64) and Windows XP and Vista (both 32 and 64 bits). A native Linux version is also in the works. Works as standalone, plug-in (VST 2.4 -VST 3.0 - AudioUnits -RTAS), and supported notation programs. Downloadable Instruments Integration: Users will be able to access the Garritan online store, demo individual instruments, and have the opportunity to purchase sounds. Graceful Copy Protection: Users receive a Personalized Graphic Card Key to authorize. Simply drag and drop the personalized graphic card onto the ARIA player and it is authorized. You are allowed to use your products on multiple computers, without dongles or challenge response.

The first software instrument in the ARIA engine will be the Garritan Authorized Steinway Virtual Model D Piano Library, endorsed by and in cooperation with Steinway & Sons.

ARP 2600 V

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The ARP2600 V is a reproduction of the ARP 2600. Introduced in 1972 with its "Blue Meanie" version, the ARP 2600 has evolved over the years to become a synthesizer celebrated by respected musicians. Capable of creating amazing sounds thanks to the exclusive ARP technologies, it can be operated with or without patch cords since all of the functions are internally wired and can be controlled via sliders and switches. With the ARP2600 V, Arturia brings this powerful semi-modular synthesizer back to life. Offering all the features of the original version, Arturia has added new functions such as MIDI control, polyphony, and, hidden behind the speaker panels, tracking generators and additional effects. Features:

3 voltage-controlled oscillators. The second oscillator can modulate either the first two oscillators or the filter. Low pass resonant filter. 1 LFO that can be synchronized to the tempo of the host sequencer. 1 Sample and Hold. Env 1: ADSR; Env 2: AR; 1 Envelope follower. 1 Ring Modulator. 1 Noise Generator. 1 ARP original sequencer. 1 Tracker / interactive LFO exclusive module allowing to create new kinds of modulations in real time. ARP2500 multi-mode 12 dB filter including the very special notch / low shelf filter combination. Possibility to synchronize Osc1 and Osc2. 1 Chorus. 1 Stereo Delay (synchronized via MIDI). Updated voltage processors that you can now use either as inverters, mixers or lag processors. New keyboard following management. Polyphony from 2 to 32 voices, with Unison. More than 400 presets easily accessible through the ergonomic browser. All parameters can be controlled via MIDI.

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Art Of Sounds

Art of Sounds is a versatile ensemble of FX mechanism based grooves and loops made for progressive and experimental sound chemistry. From this original concept, you can construct edgy, texturally emphasized grooves for Tracks, Film Score, GameAudio and New Media. Ueberschall describes Art of Sounds: "Creator of this library is Yvat, a Rumanian IDM-artist. All "Art of Sounds" material was produced exclusively for Ueberschall using his unique, inventive means to create a new world of soundscape sculptures. Bionically infused rhythms coupled with soft and harmonic ambiences deliver a homogenous sound setting of seemingly simple yet impressive environments. Only the semantic and syntax of each of the 679 sounds are used to propel elemental formations into evolved structures." Art Of Sounds provides 69 construction kits between 60 and 136 BPM, separated into:

Single lines. Artificial ambiences. IDM illustrations. Unperfected loops . Additional drum kits shots to generate your own loops with.

Ueberschall continues: "The 1.06 GB variety of content includes warm pads which conflict within themselves, defused and torn. Combined with rhythms which seem to diminish into an airy mist, while at the same moment the melody carries them on. Creating an aestheti c symbiosis of rhythm and harmony that fuses deeply within the meaning of sound. Unpredictable, living FX design, turbulence and nanotone logic help deliver unparalleled immersion in use. From soft and calm to chaotic and disturbed you'll find everything t hat you need for modern and sophisticated multimedia productions. The single part loops in "Art of Sounds" can offer more than their sum, considering the flexible workflow within the Elastik engine that allows you to suite the material to your needs."

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Artist Complete

Artist Drums is a Native Instruments Kompakt based plugin instrument that features original drum kits from four of the worlds best drummers: Simon Philips (Toto, Jeff Back, Who, Pete Townshend), Dennis Chambers (Santana, Steely Dan, John M c Laughlin), Kenny Aronoff (Joe Cocker, Ricky Martin, Mick Jagger) and Mel Gaynor (Simple Minds, Tina Turner, Robert Palmer, Gary Moore). Drum kits and cymbals used:

Tama Drum set Star Classic. Zildjian K-Series Cymbals. Custom made Pearl Drumset. Zildjian Custom Series Cymbals. Custom made Tama Drumset. Zildjian Cymbals. Yamaha Special Edition Drumset. Paiste Cymbals.

Artist Grooves is a Native Instruments Intakt based sound module that features original drum grooves and fills from four of the worlds best drummers: Simon Philips (Toto, Jeff Back, Who, Pete Townshend), Dennis Chambers (Santana, Steely Dan, John Mc Laughlin), Kenny Aronoff (Joe Cocker, Ricky Martin, Mick Jagger) and Mel Gaynor (Simple Minds, Tina Turner, Robert Palmer, Gary Moore). Artist Grooves features a treasure trove of drumkits and cymbals including:

Tama Drumkit Pearl Drumkit

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Yamaha Drumkit Paiste Cymbals Zildjian Custom Cymbals Zildjian K-Series Cymbals.

Each of the four drummers provides grooves and fills in the following tempos: 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160. Additionally you get single hihats, ride cymbals and kick & snare grooves. The sound library can be loaded into NI's Kontakt.

Aspect

Aspect is a 32-note polyphonic software instrument. It combines a great-sounding subtractive synth engine with a versatile semi-modular architecture and simple, clean interface that allows practically anything to be used as a modulation source and destination. Features:

Flexible semi-modular architecture. 2 analogue-style oscillators, noise generator, 2 filters, 3 envelopes and 3 sync-able LFOs per voice. Unison mode allows stacking of voices for bigger sounds. Intuitive interface simplifies building and understanding of complex patches. MIDI Learn mode for easy integration with any MIDI hardware controller. Over 150 presets.

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Atmosphere

Massive 3.6 GB core library of over 1,000 sounds by Eric Persing. Dynamic Dual layering for over 1,000,000 mix combinations. Pads, Ambiences, Leads, Basses, Synths, Strings, Glass and FX. Easy to use built-in patch management system. Solo legato triggering with Glide. Fully programmable. Adjustable sample start for percussive sounds, leads and basses. Multimode resonant Filters for each layer, plus Master Filters. Three envelopes per layer for Pitch, Filter and Amplitude. Matrix-style modulation routing, four LFOs per layer. Powered by custom 32 bit UVI engine. Also available in AU, MAS & RTAS formats.

Attack

Attack is a percussion synthesizer that integrates the sound of the 80's analog classics and the ambitious electronic club drums of the 90's into the software system of the 21st century. Attack generates all its sounds in real time, giving you the freedom to alter all parameters directly.

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Attack has 24 sounds available per percussion set, spread over two octaves. The sound architecture is extremely flexible, as one would expect from a Waldorf synthesizer. Two oscillators, each with nine waveforms, represent the sources. In addition to well -known analog waveforms, Attack offers three samples to help create hi-hats or crash cymbals. Ring modulation and frequency modulation expand the sound spectrum with a metallic component and FX sounds. The integrated "Crack" module takes care of reproducing analog handclaps authentically. Attack contains a filter section with 6 filter types, resonance up to self-oscillation, and an overdrive of up to +52dB. The two envelopes are used to alter oscillator pitches, FM amount, filter cutoff, and the output volume. Two modulation delays and eight outputs (2 s tereo, 4 mono) connect Attack to the VST world. Seamless integration into the VST 2.0 interface means that all parameters may be addressed via MIDI controllers, allowing you to create powerful dynamic changes. And as though this were not enough - twelve sounds in each drum set can be played melodically. With this feature you can create tom fills and conga or other percussive grooves in no time, and you can even play bass, melody or sequencer lines. Features:

Virtual analog sound synthesis. 31 sounds kits with over 700 sounds included. 24 percussion sounds per set, spread over two octaves. Per sound (editable): o 2 oscillators with each 9 waveforms (triangle, sine, square, sawtooth, sample&hold, noise, hihat closed, hihat opened, crash). o FM and Ring Modulation. o 'Crack'-module for authentic analog hand claps. o 6 filter types with resonance up to self oscillation and overdrive. o 2 envelopes for Pitch, FM amount, Filter Cutoff and Loudness. All parameters addressable via MIDI controller. 8 audio outputs (2 stereo, 4 mono). Two integrated and synchronizable Modulation Delays for the stereo outs. Percussive Bass und Lead sounds - polyphonic playable.

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AU303

A TB-303-like kind of toy. 16 pattern/16 step sequencer with note and velocity control for each step. Resonance, cutoff and decay controls for the filter. MIDI Learn.

Audioport Universal

AudioPort Universal is a stand-alone version of Audio Impressions' proprietary system for enabling samplers or computers dedicated to digital audio plug-ins to send multi-channel digital audio over gigabit Ethernet. AudioPort is cross-platform, so it doesn't matter whether you're sending audio from one or more Windows PC sample players to a Macintosh or Windows -based sequencer or DAW. AudioPort is comprised of two parts, the Host and the plug-in. You install AudioPort host on one or more Windows PC computers, and you instantiate whatever VST based virtual instruments

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or effects plug-ins you wish inside that host. You then install one or more AudioPort plug -ins on your Macintosh or Windows sequencer or DAW. Digital audio flows from Host to plug-in via standard Gigabit Ethernet so no expensive cabling or audio I/O cards/converters are necessary. Each host can send out up to 32 channels of digital audio at up to 192 kHz/32 bit depth, and you instantiate one AudioPort plug-in for each pair of channels being received in the sequencer or DAW. Works with MusicLab's MIDIoverLAN CP for communication with synths and samplers instantiated in AudioPort Host. Also supports direct-connected MIDI keyboards and hardware devices that have Windows drivers or native Windows support.

AudioRealism Bass Line (ABL)

Bass Line is kind of a new version of Freebee, the free stand alone 303 emulation, although the engine has been rewritten from scratch and features an improved filter and control signal model. Features:

Authentic Bass Line emulation (Monophonic - 1 VCO/1 VCF/1 VCA) Synth: o Tone generator: 5 Octaves range (C1-C5). o Two waveforms (Sawtooth and Square wave). o Filter type: Low pass resonant. o Filter range: 20Hz-22kHz resonance frequency. o Filter slope: 18 or 24dB/octave. o Envelope control: Modulation, Decay and Accent. o Decay time approx 0.2 - 3.5 sec. Internal step sequencer: o Pattern memory: 128 Patterns. o 1 to 64 steps per Pattern. o Effects per step: Accent, Slide and transpose (up/down). o Time modes: 16th notes and rest. o Tempo range: 25-250 BPM or 1-500 BPM in Host sync mode. Full Midi CC control with learning function. Analog tuning mode.

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Integrated distortion unit. High pass filter (low cut). Rebirth RB-338 pattern import. Freebee pattern import/export. Two Midi modes (Pattern or Note). Sample accurate sync to VST host.

AudioRealism Bass Line Pro (ABL Pro)

Key features:

Full range oscillators with no aliasing. Non-linear filter with self oscillation and VCF tracking. Can be used to process external signals, for example through the VCF. Stereo Delay unit with modulatable delay time (left & right). 32-voice polyphonic mode. Patch cable system that allows additional CV routing. 500+ preset patches and sequences.

Synth specifications:

2 Voltage controlled oscillators with sawtooth, squarewave, pulse, triangle and sinus waveforms. 1 Voltage controlled noise generator. 1 Modulation Generator with Audio Output, which can be used as 3rd VCO. 1 Voltage controlled filter (3 filter types, 18dB, 24dBSO and 24dBSO 2xoversampled). 2 Envelope generators (Main envelope generator and volume envelope generator), with voltage control. Oscillation operator unit (ring and sync between oscillators). Noise generator with variable color. 1 Envelope follower for AUX signals. 2 Inverter modules.

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2 Attenuators, one with lag output.

Sequencer specifications

1 Sequencer with CV Note/Gate output and gate outputs for Slide and Accent. 7 octave range. 64 steps x 128 patterns. Effects per step: Accent, Slide, Transpose up & down. Prescale per pattern: 1/16, 1/32, 1/16T and 1/8T.

Many of the features from ABL are still there:


Internal pattern sequencer. User skinnable. Full MIDI CC control with learning function. Rebirth pattern import. Freebee pattern import/export. Two MIDI modes (Pattern and Note).

AudioRealism Drum Machine (ADM)

ADM is an 808, 909 and 606 emulator rolled into one also capable of triggering the user's own samples. ADM contains 25 drum generators, each one carefully modeled after the classics' analog circuits and 4 PCM players, for a total of 34 sounds (some generators have two sounds). Certain sounds have been extended with extra parameters, like the tuning and attack of the 606 bassdrum. The accents effect on bridged-T oscillators that make up the bassdrum and tom-tom sounds has been closely simulated and the hihats and cymbals sound and react very close to the originals.

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The PCF (Pattern Controlled FX) can be used to automate any of the drum machines parameters, for instance it's possible to change the cutoff and Q parameters for each step. In fact it can control any of the drum machines parameters, for example you can set the amount of snappy on each step or switch from maracas to handclap on specific steps, giving the illusion of more polyphony (something that had to be done by hand on the original machine). The PCF can also control the amount of mangle (a type of distortion) on specific steps, and if the FX should be applied to a sound or not. Features:

Three realtime switchable drum machine models. Internal 32-step sequencer with global accent per step, four prescale selections per pattern, flam and shuffle, 128 patterns per instance. Pattern transformation functions: Expand, shrink, swap, duplicate steps, randomize pattern, randomize part, cut/copy/paste pattern and parts. Undo function for pattern transformation functions. Pattern Controlled FX (PCF) which can control any of the parameters for each step. Various pattern transformation functions. Full MIDI CC with learning function. Rebirth pattern import. Imports 909 Sysex. Two MIDI modes (Pattern and Note). Tempo sync to host. Polyphony: 11 parts total. Outputs: 11 individual unprocessed (VST version only to date), 2 master outputs (processed). Pattern library. Trigger your own .wav and .aif samples. 80+ example patterns.

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Autorizhed Steinway Virtual Concert Grand Piano

The Authorized Steinway Virtual Concert Grand Piano is a sample-based software instrument developed in collaboration with Steinway & Sons, maker of some of the world's finest pianos. It accurately captures the distinctive sound of the hallmark Steinway & Sons concert grand piano with authenticity and musicality. The library comes in three versions: Professional, Standard and Basic

The Professional version offers the Steinway Model D piano with five different listening perspectives: o Player perspective from the bench. o A classical recording perspective. o An under-the-lid perspective. o A stage perspective. o A close audience perspective. The Standard version offers the under lid and classic perspectives. The Basic version, ideal for students, amateur musicians, and educators, is a light version that offers a single perspective. The Basic version is available in downloadable format only.

The Steinway concert grand piano chosen for the sample set is among Steinway's finest Model D's newly voiced, regulated, and meticulously tuned by a master Steinway technician. Recording was done in one of the finest venues in the world, The Troy Music Hall. Feature highlights:

Created in partnership with Steinway & Sons. The finest concert grand pianothe Steinway Model D Concert Grand hand-picked by Steinway & Sons. Overseen by Steinway & Sons' most accomplished master technician. Sustain/Sostenuto/Soft pedal support. Proportional sustain pedaling.

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Multiple-stage tracking release triggers to provide the natural release of the hammer from the string. Sustain resonance and sympathetic resonance using convolution-based DSP modules. Adjustable mechanical noises. Adjustable velocity curves. Recorded soft pedal samples including releases. Adjustable polyphony. A variety of historical tunings and Scala file import. Aria Sample Player by Plogue included. MIDI playback and record in standalone. Ambience reverb and 3 band EQ. Graceful Copy Protection (no dongles or challenge response). More...

Powered by ARIA Player Powered by the robust and reliable ARIA Player, the Garritan Authorized Steinway Virtual Concert Grand runs on these platforms:

Mac OS X 10.4+. Windows XP/Vista. Linux version under development. Standalone. Plug-in (VST, Audio Units and RTAS), as well as supported notation programs.

Automap

Automap 3 is the latest incarnation of Novation's intelligent software system. Automap is unique to Novation's MIDI controllers, and has now been enhanced with a wealth of eagerly anticipated features. Until now Automap had focused on plug-in control, but exciting developments bring a new level of DAW control.

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No matter what music software you use, Automap offers an instant controlling solution for all your plug-ins. It supports VST, AU and Pro Tools (TDM/RTAS) plug-in formats (TDM/RTAS support is currently Mac only. PC will follow soon). It allows hardware controllers to interact with plug-in instruments and effects. Opening up any Automappable plug -in instantly maps parameters to physical controls on Novation's SL- and Nocturn controllers. These can be reassigned using an ultra-quick 'learn' mode, which simply involves clicking the on-screen parameter and touching the desired hardware controller. In addition to DAW control templates on board the SL range (mixer, transport etc) Automap 3 comes with full HUI implementation for control of HUI compatible DAWs such Logic, Pro Tools and Digital Performer. Automap Features:

Automatic plug-in mapping: All automatable VST, AU or Pro Tools format plug-ins need just be opened in any DAW for instant control. Heads-up transparent GUI: Automap provides a transparent control map across your computer screen, so you can see at a glance how every parameter is assigned. Learn and Clear modes: Make and delete assignments directly from your computer screen using lightning-fast click and touch facilities. Automatic Mixer control: A growing number of supported DAWs allow comprehensive control of the mixer via the Automap software (Non -supported DAWs can be controlled using separate dedicated Automap systems). Plug-in and Mixer map browsing facility: Get to the right software fast. Control maps are automatically placed into categories depending on type (instrument, mixer etc.) for quick and easy browsing and selection with hardware or software. MIDI integration: 16 standard MIDI control maps (totaling 2048 separate controls) can be created to be used alongside plug-in and mixer maps - ideal for software with a MIDI learn facility.

Automap 3 is available in two forms, Automap 3 Standard and Automap 3 PRO. Automap 3 Standard is a free download and Automap 3 PRO (which has extra features listed below) is available to download for 19.99. Automap 3 Pro has the following benefits over Automap 3 Standard:

Multiple device support: Automap 3 Pro supports multiple devices, so numerous Novation controllers can be used side by side. Keystroke Assignments: Automap 3 Pro can assign almost any computer keyboard shortcuts to hardware controls. For example arrow key functions can now be assigned to hardware controls, allowing you to flick between tracks using buttons on your SL/Nocturn. You could also zoom in and out, open windows or create and jump to markers in your DAW. Drag and Drop: With 'PRO' you can drag and drop control mappings and control map groups in the GUI, allowing you to re -assign knobs, faders and buttons by simply grabbing them with the mouse and dropping them on the new controller.

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XY Pad Control: Fully Auto-mappable XY Pad control, expression pedal, control pedal and drum pad control. The Automap server can now assign parameters to all these controllers using the ultra-quick learn facility. Autoview Mode: Optional Autoview mode means that the GUI only becomes visible when a controller is touched, then it disappears again allowing you to get back to your DAW.

Automat

Automat is a polyphonic stereo subtractive synthesizer. Features:


Subtractive synthesis. 3 anti-aliased oscillators. Filters and amplifier. 2 ADSRs for filter and amplifier. 6 modulators with tempo sync. Waveshaper / Eq. Delay with tempo sync. Modulated spatial effect. Poly-, unisono and legato-mode. MIDI learn.

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Bosendorfer Imperial

The Bsendorfer 290 Imperial was tuned and regulated by the piano manufacturer's best engineers and piano technicians. Its 54 GB sample set includes unlooped sustain samples in pedal up and pedal down variations, tone repetitions, real recorded sustain pedal resonances, multiple release samples and key noises. Each of the two listening positions totals at 4,675 samples. The 290 Imperial is the only concert grand in the world to have nine sub-bass notes, extending downward to low C, and giving it a keyboard range spanning eight octaves. These extra notes not only provide added richness and depth to the instrument overall, but they enable the performance of works originally scored with lower notes, by composers such as Bartk, Debussy, Ravel and Busoni. The Vienna Symphonic Library team succeeded in capturing the sound of the piano in its resonating state, with the sustain (damper) pedal depressed. This results in the physically correct recreation of the piano's resonant character in both pedal-down and pedal-up positions. With the Bsendorfer Imperial Vienna Instrument there are no sample manipulations, no fades between tones, and no DSP calculations, just an absolutely natural acoustic image of the actual processes that occur during piano playing. The Vienna team has developed a recording process that adds to a single tone the exact sound that is created when the pianist presses the piano's sustain pedal, allowing other strings to vibrate. Another innovation is the Repetition Performances. These samples take into account the sound created when a vibrating string is struck again. With Vienna Instruments' Bsendorfer Imperial, repeated notes of the same pitch are actually played repetitions, meaning that a new sample is heard with every keystroke. Apart from the acoustic perspective of the pianist, the user is also provided with concert hall audience perspective, for proper imaging on the orchestral stage.

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B4

B4 is an emulation of the Hammond B3. Features:


9 drawbars per manual and 6 drawbars for the pedals, adjustable keyclick and flexible percussion. Tube amplifier and speaker cabinets engineered using Dynamic Tube Response technology. Scanner vibrato/chorus, rotary speaker, and tube amp distortion and overdrive. Integrated spring and studio reverb units. Audio input when used as an effects plug-in or standalone. 120 presets and 11 alternative tonewheels sets. Intuitive MIDI controller integration including MIDI learn and controller templates. Pedal legato and string bass modes make sophisticated playing techniques easy.

Balkan Lines

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Balkan Lines is an Elastik Player-based sound module that combines a touch of pure Balkan traditions (Gypsy, Turkish, Serbian, Greek, Romanian, Slavic and other Southeastern European influence) with contemporary and progressive rhythms from Dance, Club, RnB and Marching Band. Balkan Lines is a specialized production made in close cooperatio n with: Superstar Orkestar - celebrated Balkan brass band and Aref Shakouri - "Violinist extraordinaire". 3.6 GB Balkan Lines, 1070 Loops and Samples Thousands of grooves and phrases are included with some of the most complex acoustic / synthetic rhythmic blending to date. The stylings include a diverse assortment from Reggaeton to House / RnB Hip Hop as well as traditional Pop influence. The mix -lines deliver an "inspiring overview" and supply an "immersive brainwave of the beats inner drive". The drum parts without the back-lines are "punchy and groovy enough to get any listener to bounce in their seats". And the high quality acoustic instrumentals and synthetic samples can be applied and used in endless project formats. Balkan Lines also features high quality samples and phrases of:

Accordion Acoustic and Electric Guitar Bouzouki Oud Kanun Darbuka Organs Gypsy style Vocals and Claps Traditional Keyboard solo Licks Synth Leads and FX Power Bass lines Scratch Noises Rap and Spoken words

Produced by Ali Tatar (A-tee) Balkan lines was produced by Ali Tatar (A-tee) - the man behind Ueberschall's Oriental RnB. He has been producing music for companies such as Sony music and Virgin records. With years of experience in the business as a successful producer and with his unique multi-cultural taste of modern music, he has featured various artists of various styles since the late 80's. A -tee started off his carrier in San Jose California and is now based in Sweden as the directory manager and main producer for "Sound Factory productions Sweden" in the city of Vasteras. Powered By Elastik Player Balkan lines is powered by Ueberschall's Elastik engine. Elastik Player Features:

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High-speed time-stretching and pitch-shifting in best quality. Innovative "LoopEye" for fast loop variations. All parameters MIDI controllable. Multiple content management. Each product separately installable. Mapping tools (automatic slice- & chromatic-map). Save audio of original and modified loops. Creation of user presets. Filter with "kill function" (-72db). Adaptable to tempos from 10 to 480 BPM. Audio engine for quick adaptation.

BandStand

Bandstand is a versatile software instrument designed as the optimal solution for musicians, performers and producers that work with the General MIDI format. Bandstand includes an expressive "studio-quality" GM sound library and is equipped with a host of powerful and easy to-use General MIDI features that make working with GM-based arrangements efficient and convenient, both in the studio and on stage. Bandstand is based on a powerful sound engine that draws from more than 2 GB of professional instrument and percussion sounds. The included 128 instruments and 9 drum kits were specifically selected and matched to always deliver a sonically coherent performance regardless of musical style or genre. A host of performance optimizations including full Direct From-Disk functionality allow Bandstand to efficiently operate on computers that are equipped with lesser amounts of memory. Bandstand can be used both as a stand-alone sound module and playback device, or as an instrument plug-in in all common host sequencers. The user interface of Bandstand is specifically designed to be easy to pick up and use even for beginners, and offers a new and highly visual way to work with General MIDI arrangements. All 16 instrument channels are always visible simultaneously, and instruments can be easily assigned and replaced via a

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convenient Drag&Drop system. A Quick Edit bar offers an arsenal of powerful real -time performance functions that can be assigned to any instrument to alter its playing behaviour onthe-fly, including Quantize, Harmonize, Scale, and Micro tuning parameters. The integrated MIDI file player turns Bandstand into a full -featured creative GM playback solution for solo performers and all kinds of stage use. Arrangements can even be bounced to disk, making it possible to turn MIDI files into high-quality audio files. The instrument is equipped with a practical Mixer Section that gives quick access to the volume and effect settings for every channel, and includes high quality chorus and reverb effects per that are fully automatable and conform to GM effect standards. The master section of Bandstand offers an additional master EQ and limiter to put the finishing touch on the sonic output of the instrument.

Basis

BASiS features a comprehensively sampled collection of acoustic, upright, electric, and synth basses, BASiS offers incredible attention to detail in the depth and breadth of the basses: 24 -bit sampling, DI and amp blending control, multiple velocity layers, seamless humanizing, custom legato and vibrato tools, release layers, harmonics, hammer-ons, pulloffs, slides, slaps, rakes, falls, and more. BASiS includes more than 7 gigabytes of samples from a divers e collection of basses: classics like the Jazz Bass, P-Bass, Rickenbacker, and Musicman basses are presented alongside personality and genre tributes such as a classic Motown bass, a gospel bass, Jaco's Fretless, and Macca's Hofner. One upright bass and three slap basses are also included. In the synth bass category, more than a hundred patches are provided, ranging from thumping vintage synth basses to techno basses and esoteric fresh creations to spice up your tracks. Each instrument has been meticulously mastered and programmed for maximum musicality when placed in a mix. All electric basses have been sampled from both the direct input (DI) and an amped perspective. A knob on the interface allows phase-aligned blending of the two, or the selection of one or the other. For the upright bass, the same knob allows mixing of the direct input and a phase-aligned tube mic output capture of the same sessions. Other onscreen controls allow pitch bend range adjustment, pick noise and fret noise controls, release lay er controls, adjustable velocity curve, and instant and detailed control over EQ. A comprehensive selection

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of effects is included, including an octaver, compression, saturation, lo -fi, distortion, limiter, phaser, flanger, chorus, reverb, and delay. Performance features include an innovative legato tool designed for true finger-smooth playing, and a customizable vibrato engine with control over vibrato types, speeds, and depths. Rather than opt for traditional LFO-based vibrato, BASiS uses a sophisticated character vibrato modeled after real bass players, completely controllable from the keyboard and onscreen interface. Randomized pick noises, release samples, and fret noises add to the realism of each instrument. BASiS is powered by the Kontakt Player 2 engine, offering total integration into all major sequencers via its AudioUnit, VST, and RTAS plug-ins, as well as standalone operation. It also works perfectly within both Kontakt 2 and Kontakt 3.

Bass Station

Two Oscillators that have been carefully modelled to preserve the precise tonal character of the classic sawtooth and square waveforms of the original instruments. 12/24 dB Low-pass filter with all the warmth and resonance often lacking in todays modern digital synthesis methods. Intuitive ADSR envelopes. Low Frequency Oscillation which can directly control the harmonic content of the sound by pulse width modulation or filter cut-off. Oscillator Sync for the most complex and expressive timbres. Enhanced Classic panel for greater tweakability: The original front panel has been 3D modelled and additional controls have been added for ease of use. The Filter envelope has its own set of ADSR controls and OSC1 and OSC2 have their own section for pitch modulation and PWM control. All controls receive MIDI controller numbers for the recording and replay of tweaks during a performance. Monophonic! 100 "Stunning" Sounds carefully crafted from the Novation factory. The Bass Station Plug-In is shipped with the classic originals along with many more totaling 100 sounds for immediate gratification. The patches cover a huge sonic range from screaming leads to phatt funky basses. Sounds created in original Bass Stations can be uploaded into Plug In or vice -versa. On screen dynamic velocity responsive keyboard. (Mouse position determines velocity).

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Battery

Sampler designed for drum sounds, but also good for pitched sounds Internal 32-bit resolution and sample-accurate timing Reads samples in the formats AKAI S-1000, SF2, REAKTOR Map, LM4, AIFF and WAV, from 8 to 32 bits More than 20 high-quality soundsets included 54 instruments, each with 128 velocity layers, tuning, volume envelope, pitch envelope, bit reduction, shaper and FX Loop for innovative effects Six modulation inputs per instrument with many drum-oriented presets Real-time wave display Runs stand-alone with MME, Direct Sound, Sound Manager, MAS, DirectConnect and ASIO or as a VST 2-Plugin Dynamic resource allocation for optimal performance Can be played and modulated via MIDI, with complete VST automation

Bazzis

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BazzISM is a drum synthesizer that produces bass kicks by a sinus sweep. The sweep's parameters are adjustable in a wide range. The built in envelope generator supersedes post filtering. If you have built your bass drums with a wave editor and an equalizer up to now, you'll achieve the same results interactively within seconds using BazzISM.

NUSofting BDM (Broken Drum Machine)

BDM is a plugin instrument designed for the musicians who love chaos and usually find the unpredictable behaviour of an uncontrollable sound machine stimulating and inspiring. BDM basically offers 4 drum pads like an old, small, beat box with: Bass Drum, Snare, Hi -Hat and Stick, each of those has controls like Decay, Pitch and Filter. But the creative power of the BDM is all in the four "Broken" sliders, one for each pad. With those sliders you can set the amount of wild, weird, chaotic and unpredictable variations to the sound, just like the circuits inside go crazy producing bleeps and glitches you never thought you'd hear from this machine. Sound source is double: a "Osc.Mix.PCM" slider, per pad, allows to choose between the internal VA oscillator or an external Wav sample, or a mix of the two. The output is configured as 1 stereo + 4 mono outs.

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Beat Working In Cuba

Sound Library plugin based on Native Instruments' Kompakt/Intakt. This instrument's interface will be visually identical except for the absence of the menu bar on the left side and is functionally identical except it can only load it's included library. Features:

Huge library of world-class Latin percussion performances, recorded in Havana, featuring Cuba's finest percussionists. Impeccable sound quality in 24-bit. Over 5 GB of data. Access to individual instruments and individual hits within loops. Easy and intuitive user interface. Based on KONTAKT audio engine. Loops use one or more of the three sampler-modes: Beat Machine with ISE (Individual Slice Edit), Time Machine and standard Sampler mode. Easy synchronization of loops to MIDI tempo. MIDI file export permits groove, accent, and feel manipulation in any host sequencer. Integrated effects: Group filter including low-pass, high-pass, band-reject or band-pass modes, global filter, lo-fi, distortion, syncable delay. Modulation section provides AHDSR envelope, two individual syncable LFOs, envelope follower and a DBD pitch envelope. Total Recall.

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BFD2

BFD2 is an acoustic drum production environment for your computer with power and flexibility. Extreme realism and sound quality, fast and easy set up, total plug-in integration to your digital audio workstation. Customized 10, 18 or 32 piece kits are at your fingertips, with full control over tuning, damping, ambience levels, velocity response and more. Layer parts of the kit for powerful hybrid sounds perfect for modern productions and flick through preset kit-piece profiles for quick access to dry, damped and other useful settings. BFD2 lets you configure your sounds like a real drum kit instead of pushing buttons on a sampler. You can even import your own stereo sample-sets with multiple velocity layers so you can mix and layer your own sounds with BFD2's for experimental kits and 'drum -replacement' production tricks. BFD2 Highlights:

10 full kits, extra snares, cymbals, and more. Incredible detail: Multiple mic positions, expressive articulations, up to 96 velocity layers. User stereo multi-velocity layer sample import. EQ and FX suite containing everything from flanger, bitcrusher and delay effects to circuit-modelled dynamics, filtering and distortion. Great-sounding presets let you concentrate on writing and playing instead of engineering. 5000+ Grooves ready to use in your projects. Built-in multi-channel audio export. Better management of kits, instruments, Grooves and other files. Easy mapping for keyboard/pad controllers and automation.

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Electronic drum triggering support including expressive hihats and snare positional sensing. A huge range of powerful new features and workflow enhancements.

Bidule

Bidule is a realtime modular creation studio aimed mainly at artists seeking a new creative environment to experiment with. With Bidule, you create your own live music creation environment, inserting audio and midi devices, ReWire Devices, VST instruments and plugins. Patching them anyway you like, in realtime, while it plays. Bidule has tons of modules of its own. High level Bidules like:

Step Sequencer. Loop Player. etc.

And also low level building blocks that can be used to create groups, or "macro" modules:

Math function. FFT using the phase vocoder. Bandlimited Oscillators. FIR. Envelopes. Delay line. etc.

Bidule features full ASIO support for low latency and 24bit linear audio files read/write, and of course a 32bit float signal path. Sampling Rates are only limited by your drivers! On Win32, bidule can use ASIO, DirectSound or MM drivers. It also supports MIDI IN and OUT.

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Bidule requires a video card with good OpenGL support.

Bluthner Digital Model One

Blthner Digital Model One is a Kontakt Player 2 powered Grand Piano. Recorded at Skywalker Sound (a division of Lucasfilm, Ltd.) - one of the quietest studios in the world (both physically and electronically). Superb acoustics, excellent technical implementation and hand selected microphones, cables, preamps with Pacific Microsonics digital converters optimize the "front end" for the highest detail sample recordings. Multiple Layers and Multiple Timbres. There are 12 layers of samples both pedal up and pedal down versions, utilizing our new Discrete Sustain technology. The number of samples totals well over 2,000. The BDMO's pedal down samples have "air" and depth in a spacious stereo field. Every sustain sample is unique not modeled or computer generated. Our samples have the lowest noise floor of any digital piano on the market, using our proprietary techniques and algorithms. Recorded "dry". The BDMO is close miked, meaning that there are no room reflections or acoustic ambience in the sample recordings. Close miking gives you far greater sonic detail and allows you to add the reverbs YOU choose or use our custom created Impulse Response reverbs. Extremely Wide Timbral Range. All the very low level detail of the piano have been captured with noise free pppp, ppp and pp samples. We placed special emphasis on accurately capturing and programming the Blthner's rich and colorful low velocity dynamics. Most digital pianos' low levels "start" at our level 5 or 6. Convolution. The BDMO comes loaded with 3 types of custom designed Convolution: Timbral, Reverb and Sustain. Since we captured the BDMO in a close-miked perspective, the samples are dry, optimized for use with our proprietary Impulse Response technologies.

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Timbral Impulses are literally "sonic fingerprints" of over 260 individual pianos and piano recordings. Timbral Impulse Groups. With the push of a button, you can instantly transform the BDMO's sound into one of over 260 discretely different pianos from seven TI categories: 1. Classical. Timbres captured from some of the world's finest pianos and piano recordings from the past century. Our Timbral Impulses not only capture the sound of the piano, but the proximity effect and other acoustic effects of the performance. 2. Custom. Timbral Impulses from the Custom Group were specifically created to include various Blthner piano models, such as uprights used in Hollywood films and other vintage pianos from the collection of the Kazimoff family in Los Angeles. You will also find some of Ernest's special hi-tech features in this group. 3. Jazz. This group includes many different pianos from some of the world's greatest pianos and jazz pianists. Some of these have been captured from films, private recordings and artists' personal pianos. 4. Pop. The Pop TI collection takes the BDMO to a different place. You'll find brighter, more present, punchier piano timbres in this group. There's more edge in these TI's and you'll find they will cut through a rhythm track. 5. R&B. These TI's have been derived from some of the world's most famous R&B piano performances. Some of these are from New Orleans and very vintage. 6. Vocal. Ernest went to work on creating a set of vocal phonemes with TI's based on speech elements such as: oo (as in boot), ought (as in bought), ss, tt and many more. 7. Pianos. These TI's were derived from pianos of other manufacturers. Without being specific, these pianos were built in Europe, Japan and the United States. Again, at the click of mouse, you can transform the BDMO into another manufacturer's timbre. Reverb Impulses. We've included a huge assortment of Reverb Impulses ranging from small isolation booth ambience to very small rooms to very large rooms, scoring stage ambiences, various recital halls, concert halls and finally large symphony halls. Choose from Crisp, Clear, Warm and Dark variations of each of the Reverb Impulses for even more tonal flexibility. Each one of these complex, dense IR's has been optimized for use with the Blthner Digital Model One. Sustain Impulses. Realistic sounding sustain is a tremendously complex, near 3 dimensional component. True sustain has very small amounts of pitch, pan and harmonic movement, depth of field dynamics and other psychoacoustic factors. It is virtually impossible to capture true sustain using discrete samples alone. We began by recording very accurate pedal-down samples, specially captured to provide our unique True Sustain for the BDMO. Additional proprietary recordings were made from which very complex Sustain Impulses were derived from our custom algorithms. When combined with our pedal down samples, these SI's provide the dynamic 3 dimensional component like you would hear in a real piano.

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Linear db Keyboard Velocity True Piano Dynamics. Proprietary Linear db Scaling accurately recreates the true dynamics of the BDMO. Each individual sample has its own calibrated dynamic level derived from the actual acoustics of the Blthner Model One. Keyboard Scaling. The BDMO instrument patches are built with high accuracy Keyboard Scaling programmed directly into them. Choose from 100% (acoustic) to 45% (compressed). Variable Tuning. The BDMO offers built-in floating just intonation, custom designed by Ernest. It can be addressed by either using a 2nd keyboard or by assigning a MIDI controller to CC#16. Variable Sustain Pedal ready. We created a complete set of patches to take full advantage of Variable Sustain pedal features found in Kontakt 2. Instead of the typical cc#64 on/off switch you can now control the amount of sustain using a special footswitch. You can adjust the sustain amount and depth by pedal pressure. Concentrated enough to use on your laptop. Unlike many of the "mega-pianos" the BDMO was designed with size in mind. Concentrated and ultra-powerful, the Blthner Digital Model One will run on a laptop even with 12 layers pedal up and down (24+ stereo samples per note) and advanced convolution. Sampled and edited by Ernest and Dan. Drawing from many years of combined expertise in digital audio and recording, the BDMO was created by Ernest and Dan. Every sample was recorded by us, edited by us and processed by us. We designed the programming, the layout and worked on new features with NI directly. Only our ears/hands created this product.

Black Box Keyboard


Black-Box Keyboards provides several high quality keyboards in a single plug -in for a low price.

3 Acoustic pianos 1 Electric piano 2 Rhodes

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Blue

Features:

Six Oscillators modules which include Analogue, Additive and Spectral type waveforms. Osc. A and B offer PWM modulation and symmetry control. Oscillators can be combined in several ways using 32 different modulation routings in the Algorithm screen. Oscillators can have FM modulation or Ring modulation and can be oscillator hard synced. Each oscillator can be output to the filters, the effects or output as dry. Dedicated screens available in the LCD screen section for Algorithm selection, Phase distortion / Wave shaping settings and Oscillator Envelopes. Two analogue modelled stereo Multimode filters, offering 6dB LowPass/HighPass, 12dB and 24dB LowPass/HighPass/BandPass/Notch, Ring, Comb and Vox (formant). Filters with panning, panning modulation options and pre-filtering distortion. Easy filter control by pre-defined modulation controllers like Envelope, Velocity, Keytrack and Modulation Wheel. Nine Envelopes, AHDSFR type. Direct connection to the Oscillators volume, Filters frequency and main Volume amp to make sound editing fast and easy. Graphic and fader-control of Envelopes in one go. Dynamic curves and MIDI tempo based features like delay and envelope retrigger. Four Multi-Envelopes, These free highly sophisticated envelopes can be built up using up to 32 sections. Full graphic control and additional menus with presets, load and save functions. Dynamic curves and MIDI tempo based functions. Ten LFOs with various waveforms and are MIDI-syncable. Directly connected to main targets to make sound editing easy and fast. Directly connected LFO's for PWM A/B, Filter Frequency A/B, Tremolo (amp), Vibrato (main pitch) and Three Free LFOs. LFO have adjustable, free/poly/mono modes, keytracking, symmetry, smoothing, attack, decay and humanize functions. Three modulation Step-sequencers with sequence loop start/end, poly/mono/free play modes, speed controls and step smooth function. Copy/paste/clear functions.

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Modulation Matrix with 2 pages of 10 slots. 12 synth sources & 23 MIDI sources and 103 synth destinations. 32 step mono sequencer, with sequencer length, speed adjust, slide amount, swing amount, volume smoothing. Each step has On/off, Reset, -32/+32 Semitune, Volume, Slide on/off, Filter A, Filter B and Free modulation settings. Clear, load and save functions to exchange sequences in between presets. Poly/Mono/Legato/Seq synthesizer play modes. Portamento featuring legato, switchable constant time/constant rate. Mono unison mode. Adjustable Precision setting per oscillator to simulate the instability of vintage analogue synthesizers. 16-voice polyphony. Voice amount control. Global settings save with each individual preset like: keyboard velocity response curve, over-sampling settings and filter control smoothing. Easy Edit page for fast new sound results or for easy access tempo changes. External controller hardware (fader-box or synth) settings can be saved and restored. Two effects-blocks with serial and parallel mode. Nine stereo effects available including Mono Delay, Stereo Delay, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Distortion, Low Fi, Stereo Widener and Reverb. MIDI tempo based settings in Delays, Phaser and Flanger. Equalizer for total overall sound. Sound banks of 32 presets inside built in browser. Preset handling with copy, paste, clear and compare function. Preset banks are sorted into style-maps for easy search. All settings included the global settings are stored inside each individual preset. Presets in clear categories by Rob Papen. Arpeggiator: 32 step arpeggiator, with sequencer, seq length, speed adjust, slide amount, swing amount and step length control. Each step has On/off, Slide on/off, Reset, -32/+32 Semitone, Step length, Velocity, and Free modulation. Clear, load and save functions to exchange arpeggiators in between presets.

Blue : Jazz Drums

BLUE: Jazz Drums provides the essential backbone of jazz music production, featuring three of the finest jazz drum kits in the world, over a thousand jazz drum loops, and extensive control over each element, all packaged into one comprehensive Kontakt Player-powered virtual instrument. The featured kits contained in BLUE are a DW Collectors Series kit and a Slingerland Jazz Series kit, circa 1978 (featuring a 1965 Slingerland snare) plus a selection of Zildjian cymbals. The DW

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Collectors Series kit has been recorded both with sticks and with brushes. All drums were recorded in 24-bit through a selection of the world's finest mic pre's, including Neve 1073s, True Precision 8s, and LaChapell 992EGs. The interface of BLUE offers complete control over the sound and behavior of the kit, including individual control of direct, overhead, and room mics, EQ, additional humanizing control, reverb, convolution, and a huge complement of effects such as distortion, lo-fi, phaser, chorus, flanger, and more. BLUE fully supports various MIDI mappings including full built -in support for e-drum kits such as the Roland TD-12 or TR-20. The loops portion of the library features more than one thousand live recorded grooves played by various drummers in various tempos and styles. The loops are presented in two formats: as whole loops that automatically tempo-sync to host tempo, and in REX-style loop slices, allowing the player to reassemble new loops from individual slices.

BPM (Beat Production Machine)

BPM, or Beat Production Machine, is a complete rhythm production center for Mac and Windows that combines state-of-the-art rhythm programming technology with playable virtual instrument operation inspired by the classic drum machines of the 80's and 90's. It comes with a 15 GB library and it can sample too. Sound libraries these days are awash with loops. And what is a loop, exactly? Someone else's beat. Isn't it time to take back creative ownership over your grooves? Isn't it time to on ce again release your own unique, inspired beats on the world? If only you had a rhythm production instrument that let you program beats as fast as your mind can "hear" them. There just hasn't been anything even close... until now. Experience the ultimate Beat Production Machine BPM unites drum machine-style operation with advanced virtual instrument technology to give

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you the ultimate rhythm programming experience. Combine drum kits, sequenced patterns, sliced loops and instrument sounds to realize your rhythmic vision, mixing and matching any playing style with any drum kit. Or plug in your pad controller or MIDI keyboard to capture your live, groove-quantized performance directly in BPM. Explore a new universe of new sounds Browse BPM's vast 15 GB sound library of expertly recorded and mastered 24-bit 96 kHz rhythmic material for urban, R&B, hip hop, techno, electro, house, pop, rock and other music styles. Sample your own drum sounds directly into BPM's drum pads, or simply drag and drop clips from your computer desktop, to add infinite possibilities to your own, unique sound. Add further punch with BPM's Drum Synthesizer. Combine unlimited sample layers per pad with programmable layer switching. Now add guitar, bass and other multi -sample instrument sounds from BPM's included library, MachFive or any other MOTU or UVI sample instrument library. Let your beats flow, from start to finish Trigger scenes during live performance from pads or MIDI notes. Drag and drop scenes into a song to build an entire track in seconds. Finalize your track with BPM's comprehensive graphic mixer, unlimited effects processing and dozens of world-class effects, including multi-band EQ, filter, delay, drive, distortion and convolution reverb. Advanced features include drag & drop audio import/export, multiple outputs, universal plug -in compatibility and stand-alone operation. Feature Highlights Overview:

Complete rhythm production center for Mac and Windows. Combines state-of-the-art rhythm programming technology with playable virtual instrument operation inspired by the classic drum machines of the 80's and 90's. Provides complete creative control, from recording and programming individual samples to building and arranging entire songs. Includes a comprehensive, expertly produced urban sound and loop library for urban, R&B, pop, rock and other music styles. Combines drum machine programming, sampling, loops, synthesized drum sounds, multi-sample instrument sounds, mixing, effects processing, song arranging and asset browsing in one streamlined window. Plug-and-play support for hands-on pad controllers such as the Akai MPD32 controller. Exclusive SP1200 Emulation mode faithfully reproduces the unique characteristics of the classic sought-after E-mu SP1200. State-of-the-art environment for laying down beats as quickly as your mind can "hear" them.

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Included sounds and loops:


15+ GB library of all-new, never before released loops, samples and beats. Over 10,000 individual samples. Over 1,000 new drum and percussion loops. 24-bit 96 kHz audio quality. Mastered at Sterling Sound, NYC by top mastering engineer Chris Gehringer. Beat Production/Sound Design by Eric K. Roz for Black Rose Corporation (www.eric-kroz.com). Over 200 drum kits + patterns organized by style categories (Beat City, Old School, etc.). Over 100 urban multi-sampled instruments, including piano, bass, guitars, synths, pads and more. Built-in drum synthesizer for unlimited synthesized drum and percussion sounds (includes hundreds of preset sounds). Comprehensive percussion samples, patterns and loops. Dozens of classic "808" and "909" style beat box samples. Hundreds of patterns in many styles (hip hop, R'n'B, house, electro, techno, funk, soul, pop, rock, etc.). Play any pattern in any style with any drum kit (included or programmed) for virtually infinite combinations. Load any MOTU instrument sound from MachFive, Ethno, Electric Keys, etc. Load any UVI instrument sound. Add new sounds with BPM Expander packs and UVI SoundCards from UVISoundSource.com.

Software operation:

Runs as a stand-alone application on Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista. Runs as a plug-in with any Mac or Windows audio host (Audio Unit, VST, RTAS and MAS). Next-generation UVI Engine XT delivers state-of-the-art sound quality and operation. Supports multiple separate outputs for multi-channel mixing. Drag-and-drop importing for MIDI data, audio data and audio loops. Slice loops and patterns can be exported to the computer desktop or audio host software as audio clip or MIDI clip. Scenes and songs can be exported to the computer desktop as an audio clip.

Sampling and synthesis:


Records individual samples or loops from any external source via plug -in host software. Quick sampling feature lets you quickly record into the currently selected drum pad. Supports self-sampling (record BPM output back into BPM itself directly). Programmable drum and percussion synthesizer with hundreds of factory presets. Mix, match and layer drum samples and drum synth sounds, even on the same pad.

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Exclusive SP1200 Emulation mode faithfully reproduces the unique characteristics of the classic sought-after E-mu SP1200.

Drum machine programming:


64 pads per scene (4 banks of 16 pads). Independent step sequencer for each 16-pad bank. Use multiple banks to quickly layer basic drum kits with additional kits (percussion, etc.). Convenient controls for mute, solo, gain and pan for each pad. Detailed parameter adjustment for each pad, including velocity, pan, fine/coarse tuning, fill, time-shift, filter cutoff, resonance, decay, and others. Graph sequencer for each note for ultra-dynamic expression (includes presets). Unlimited sample layers per pad with programmable velocity switching or cycling (random or programmed) for expressive "human feel". Independent synth programming for each sample layer (AHD/ADSR, filter, drive, aux sends, pitch envelope, etc.). Unlimited FX slots per pad and per bank. Waveform Editor with fade in/out, normalize, silence, gain, etc.

Loops, audio phrases and instrument sounds:


Two independent rack modules hold loops, audio phrases and/or instrument sounds. Unlimited parts in each rack. Independent piano-roll sequencer for each part (instruments and slice loops). Imports REX files, Apple Loops, AIFF, WAV and all standard audio file formats. Automaps, plays and grooves REX files in real time. Up to 64 MIDI channels. Unlimited FX slots per part and per rack. State-of-the-art time-stretching algorithms provide best-available audio quality at all tempos. Loads and plays any MOTU or UVI multi-sampled instrument.

Real time pattern recording with groove quantize:


Record, overdub and quantize patterns interactively in real time from any MIDI controller. Plug-and-play support for pad controllers such as the Akai MPD32. Apply grooves with independent control over timing and velocity. Choose among dozens of groove presets or create and apply your own. Combine kits, patterns and sequences into scenes. Trigger scenes live with pads and/or MIDI notes. Build songs in seconds via simple drag and drop of scenes. Comprehensive and flexible scene and song programming. Operate stand-alone or synced to host tempo and timeline.

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Comprehensive mixing and effects processing:


Comprehensive graphic mixer with independent channels for all 64 pads and instrument parts. Master mixer with master channel strips plus FX processing for entire banks, instrument racks and aux channels. Stereo main outs plus 16 or more stereo aux channel outputs (up to 99, depending on the host). Unlimited effect slot architecture for pads, banks, instruments, racks, aux outs and master out. CPU-efficient convolution reverb. Dozens of professional quality effects, including EQ, compressor/gate, filter, delay, reverb, phaser, chorus, drive, distortion and many more.

Convenient browsing and file management:


Convenient, intuitive, unified browser for all assets (samples, loops, patterns, kits, instruments, etc.). Optional auditioning while browsing (list items play as you click them). Drag and drop loading from browser or desktop (including audio files, MIDI files and loops in all standard formats). Optional auto-loading from browser (list items load as soon as you click them).

BPM 120
The Library covers a large stylistic spectrum of authentic drum and percussion loops from House, Disco, Pop&Rock, Soul&Funk, Beat, Big Beat, 2 Step to Electro, Metal, Real Drums, Vinyl Loops, even including Latin, African and World percussion. The acoustic and electronic drum and percussion loops were played live or programmed, depending on the style, by real studio musicians. Feature List:

1 DVD. Acoustic and Electronic Drum kits. Acoustic and Electronic Percussion kits. Large spectrum of styles. Quick creation of variations. Great flexibility. Highly combinable. Highly adaptable to your own songs. Recorded by studio professionals.

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Recorded on high-quality equipment. Audio engine for individualistic and flexible adaptation. High-quality Timestretch and Pitch algorithms (MPEX2 by Prosoniq). All loops recorded at 120 BPM. Optimally adjustable in the range from 90 to 150 BPM. Innovative Loopeye for new variations. Great sounding analog filters with "Kill-Function" (-72 dB).

Styles:

Pop, Rock, Soul, Funk, House, Disco, Beat, Big Beat, 2 Step, Electro, Metal, Real Drums, Vinyl, Latin, African, World.

Brass

Brass is a software recreation of three wind instruments - a trumpet, a saxophone and a trombone - based on physical models. All the characteristics of the real instruments have been analyzed and modeled through mathematical algorithms. After five years of research at IRCAM, the models have reached a point where it would be hard for anyone to distinguish the original instruments from their software counterparts. Indeed, Brass allows you to play these instruments like experienced performers would - with the same control, the same flexibility and the same expression. Brass comes loaded with more than 40 instrument presets and offers a large library of more than 1000 pre-written riffs in different musical styles. These riffs have been made by a selection of the most famous designers and arrangers in the industry. Features:

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Virtual instrument playable through a MIDI keyboard. Three instruments available : Trumpet, Saxophone, Trombone 8 parameters to control the instruments in real time : 1. Attack 2. Pressure 3. Pitch (for legatos, falls or expressivity) 4. Timbre of the instruments 5. Noise amount in the instrument sound 6. Vibrato 7. Position of the instrument toward the microphone 8. Mute (for trumpet and trombone) Total MIDI control of each parameter through powerful settings, control sense and hardness. Independent automation of each parameter via a dedicated control window. Configuration of the instruments : 4 attack and 4 vibrato types, material, humanization. More than 1000 riff presets in all music styles. Easy and fast searching of riffs with the preset explorer. Up to 4 simultaneous instruments in a riff. Editable length, tempo and tune of each riff. Riff editing with the zoomable piano roll and independent parameter editing. Powerful editing options : solo, mute, 8 drawing tools. Import and export riff presets from and to MIDIfiles. Live playing of several riffs with the keyboard. Chorus mode for all instruments, up to 4 instruments unison section. Spatialization of the instruments in a configurable room.

Brass 1

Brass I is part of the Symphonic Cube, which consists of ten "Vienna Instruments Collections". Brass I features the following instruments:

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Trumpet Viennese horn Tenor trombone Tuba Trumpet ensemble (3 players) Horn ensemble (4 players) Trombone ensemble (3 players)

Articulations Performances:

Interval Performances: legato, marcato; slow & fast Horns, tenor trombone: Interval Performance Glissandos Repetition Performances: legato, portato, staccato; crescendo & diminuendo Performance Repetition upbeats: slow, medium, fast Performance Trills Solo instruments Grace Note Performances: minor and minor 2nd, up and down Trumpets: runs Trumpets, horns, trombones arpeggios: major, minor, diminished triads; staccato, medium & fast Solo trumpet mordents: legato, 12 variations Trumpets, horns, trombones muted/stopped: - Interval Performances - Repetition Performances: legato, portato, staccato - Fast Repetitions - Upbeats

Single notes:

Short notes: staccato and portato with various attacks and note lengths Long notes: sustains with various attacks and vibratos Horns: blared sustains Dynamics: crescendo & diminuendo in various note lengths, various vibratos; fp, sfz, sffz, pfp Solo instruments trills: half tone, whole tone; crescendo & diminuendo Flutter tongues: normal and crescendo variations Trumpets, horns, trombones muted/stopped: - Short notes: staccato, short portato, medium portato - Sustains and dynamics in various note lengths - Flutter tongues Trumpet ensemble: out-of-tune-sustains, rips & falls Trombone ensemble: clusters

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The Vienna Instrument Engine:


Powerful proprietary streaming audio engine, developed by Vienna Symphonic Library's Christian Teuscher. Up to 3,456 Articulations (Patches) on one MIDI channel. RAM pre-load of up to 25,600 stereo samples (based on 1.6 GB available RAM under Windows; 48,000 samples on a 3 GB Mac G5). 64 stereo voices per instance streaming from disk. Extremely low load times (average 1 sec. per Patch) using pre -caching. Lossless real-time de-compression for using less RAM and hard disk resources. RAM Optimizer kicks unused samples out of RAM. Pre-configured Patches. Performance Detection algorithms integrated in Patches without the need to switch manually between articulations. Trigger comprehensive sets of articulations using hardware controllers (MIDI learn), key switches, and speed, without ever leaving the current MIDI channel. Layer Articulations for simultaneous or crossfade performances in one Preset. Easily design your own Instruments using Drag & Drop. Switch Velocity Crossfades and Release Control on/off on the fly.

Brass II

Brass II is part of the Symphonic Cube, which consists of ten "Vienna Instruments Collections". Brass II features the following instruments:

Piccolo trumpet Bass trumpet Triple horn Horn ensemble (8 players) / Epic Horns Bass trombone Contrabass trombone

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Contrabass tuba Wagner tuba Cimbasso

Articulations Performances:

Interval Performances: legato, marcato; slow & fast Repetition Performances: legato, portato, staccato; crescendo & diminuendo Performance Repetition upbeats: slow, medium, fast Performance Trills Solo instruments Grace Note Performances: minor and minor 2nd, up and down

Single notes:

Short notes: staccato and portato with various attacks and note lengths Long notes: sustains with various attacks and vibratos Horn ensemble: blared sustains Dynamics: crescendo & diminuendo in various note lengths, various vibratos; fp, sfz, sffz, pfp Solo instruments trills: half tone, whole tone; crescendo & diminuendo Flutter tongues: normal and crescendo variations

The Vienna Instrument Engine:


Powerful proprietary streaming audio engine, developed by Vienna Symph onic Library's Christian Teuscher. Up to 3,456 Articulations (Patches) on one MIDI channel. RAM pre-load of up to 25,600 stereo samples (based on 1.6 GB available RAM under Windows; 48,000 samples on a 3 GB Mac G5). 64 stereo voices per instance streaming from disk. Extremely low load times (average 1 sec. per Patch) using pre -caching. Lossless real-time de-compression for using less RAM and hard disk resources. RAM Optimizer kicks unused samples out of RAM. Pre-configured Patches. Performance Detection algorithms integrated in Patches without the need to switch manually between articulations. Trigger comprehensive sets of articulations using hardware controllers (MIDI learn), key switches, and speed, without ever leaving the current MIDI channel. Layer Articulations for simultaneous or crossfade performances in one Preset. Easily design your own Instruments using Drag & Drop. Switch Velocity Crossfades and Release Control on/off on the fly.

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Broadway Big Band

Broadway Big Band is a Kontakt Player based sound library produced by Fable Sounds and distributed exclusively by SONiVOX . Broadway Big Band is a virtual instrument for musicians, composers, and producers looking for a state of the art collection of big band brass, woodwinds and rhythm section instruments with flexibility for any style of music. Broadway Big Band weighs in at 100 Gigabytes and delivers a huge array of big band instrument articulations, velocity layers, multiple takes and multiple mic positions. Moreover, the Broadway Performer performance tool allows users to harness this huge collection in order to get their music to recorded track quickly and easily. Broadway Big Band highlights:

100 Gigabyte Library featuring big band brass (trumpets, trombones), woodwinds (alto, tenor, bari, soprano saxes, clarinet), and rhythm section instruments (upright bass, banjo, ukulele, drumkits, xylophone, Latin percussion). Huge selection of articulations, velocity layers and multiple takes. Multiple Microphone Recordings. Recorded Note Transitions - every note transition up to Major 9th in both directions. Broadway Performer Performance Tool - allowing you to quickly play and select articulations. Musical Performance instruments and performances with character and versatility.

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BS-0

bs-0 is a software playback sampler for Windows and Mac OS X Universal Binary in VST 2.4 and Audio Units plug-in formats. It can load and play SoundFont 2 and DLS files. Features / specifications:

Loads 1 SoundFont / DLS file. 1 (mono) output. 4 voices: o Oscillator/Amplifier/Filter. o Modulation LFO (to Osc/Amp/Fil) and Vibrato LFO (to Osc) supported. o Volume EG (to Amp) and Modulation EG (to Osc/Fil) supported. Receive MIDI Channel: don't care Supports MIDI note on/off, CC, Program Change, pitch bend , system exclusive (Universal realtime / non-realtime, Roland GS compatible). Internal Effects: Reverb and Chorus.

BS-1

Features:

Loads 1 SoundFont / DLS file. 2 (1 stereo) outputs. 128 voices.

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Oscillator/Amplifier/Filter. Modulation LFO (to Osc/Amp/Fil) and Vibrato LFO (to Osc) supported. Volume EG (to Amp) and Modulation EG (to Osc/Fil) supported. Internal Effect Processing: Reverb and Chorus. Responds to MIDI CCs. Roland GS format NRPN/Control Change.

BS-16

Features:

Loads 8 SoundFont / DLS files simultaneously. 16 part multi-timbral. Outputs: o [VST] 12 (4 stereo and 4 mono) individual outputs. o [Audio Units] 2 (1 stereo) outputs. 128 voice polyphonic. Oscillator/Amplifier/Filter. Modulation LFO (to Osc/Amp/Fil) and Vibrato LFO (to Osc) supported. Volume EG (to Amp) and Modulation EG (to Osc/Fil) supported. Internal Effect Processing: Reverb and Chorus. Responds to MIDI CCs. Roland GS format NRPN/Control Change.

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Buzzer

Features:

2 morphable sine, triangle, sawtooth , square and noise VCO's. 2 independent high-, low-, band-, notch-, peak- and vowel-filter. 4 LFOs with synchronization to host tempo. 3 ADSRs. Poly-, unisono and legato-mode. Wave shaping distortion. Modulated spatial effect. Random generation of sounds. MIDI learn.

Buzzer 2

Features:

Subtractive synthesis. 2 morphable sine, triangle, sawtooth , square and noise VCOs. 2 independent high-, low-, band-, peak- and vowel-filter. 4 LFOs with synchronization to host tempo.

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3 ADSRs. Poly-, unison and legato-mode. Wave shaping distortion. Modulated spatial effect. Random generation of sounds. MIDI learn.

Cameleon 5000

Cameleon 5000 is an additive synthesizer with morphing and resynthesis capabilities. Resynthesis allows you to import WAV/AIFF files and then manipulate them in ways which are impossible with a conventional sampler. The morphing capabilities offer a new approach to sound design; allowing you to pick different characteristics from a palette of sounds. The morph timeline also allows you to create evolving soundscapes, pads and leads. Features:

Import and morph any WAV/AIFF file. Import any BMP image. One-click 'morphing square', to warp between four sounds at a time. Pick amplitude envelope, harmonics and noise from different sounds, for an incredibly intuitive approach to sound design. Easy-to-use and powerful graphical editing of additive data. 500+ presets featuring completely fresh and original sounds, as well as a comprehensive library of pre-analysed acoustic instruments and synthesisers. Parameter modulation by velocity, LFO, envelope or midi controller. Real-time, high quality 'stretch' for increased expression. High-quality portamento allows for realistic note bending. Resonant filter and tube distortion (based on 'CamelPhat' design). Built-in chorus, delay and reverb effects. 64 detunable partials.

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128 band noise generator. 128 band formant filter.

Candy

Highly optimised engine for low CPU load. Powerful MIDI processing incl. keyswitch option and SP-switch. Flexible and intuitive handling of multis, layers and single keygroup s. Up to 16 audio outputs. Simultaneous use of up to 8 different layers. Hundreds of stunning single and multi patches using over 10,000 samples. Intelligent polyphony management: saves the natural release of the instruments and also the adjustment of voice usage per layers and notes to save CPU power! Cross platform plug-in compatibility. Innovative "alternate" feature for the automatic selection of different samples when playing the same note twice. Compatible with ProTools and any VST 2.0, AU & DXi comp atible Host such as Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, Digital Performer 4.1 etc. up to 32bit/192kHz.

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Cantor

Cantor is a sophisticated real-time vocal synthesis instrument that allows you to enter your lyrics in plain English or German and then "sing" them instantly by playing the melody on your MIDI keyboard. Realistic expression can be added with real-time parameters controlling vibrato rate and depth and you can change the character of the singing voice from female to male. Cantor also goes beyond creating realistic "human" singers as many parameters have no relation to the human voice, for example "Metallize" apparently turns your virtual singer into a singing Gong! Cantor's voice editor allows you to edit the character of your virtual singer by definin g the base spectrum for vowels and consonants. The Phoneme editor gives you full access to the atoms of the vocal synthesis engine where you can define the formant structure and the noise characteristic of each phoneme used by the vocal engine. Multi-timbral vocal synthesis:

Realtime vocal synthesizer. 8 independent vocal lines (parts). English pronouncing dictionary with 120,000 words. German pronouncing dictionary with 100,000 words. VOSE vocal synthesis engine no samples used. Built in sequencer with matrix editor. Voice editor for simulating the vocal cord. Phoneme editor for simulating the vocal tract. Individual modulations for each note. MIDI Import function for notes, lyrics, expression and pitch bend data. Manual/automatic operation with VST/Audio Unit/RTAS Host. Built in mixer for layer and split key functionality.

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Realtime parameters:

Brightness. Tension. Humanize. Metalize. Gender factor. Vibrato. Breath noise.

Miscellaneous:

Scala compatible microtuning. MIDI Learn function.

3 Insert effects for every part:


Distortion: Hard, Soft, Tape, Tube and simple tone control. Stereo delay / cross delay / echo with MIDI synchronization. Modulation effect. 8-pole phaser. Flanger. Roomsimulator (from shoe box to Taj Mahal ...).

Caribbean Flavors Vol 1

Caribbean Flavors is described as a versatile and colorful production tool with a pristine sound which is focused on 32 live-recorded Construction Kits from the Caribbean. This production offers many styles of the modern and traditional Latin music culture such as: Bachata, Buleria, Merengue, Salsa, Porro, Champeta, Cumbia, Montuno, Guaguanco, Guajira and Merengue.

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All material provides the live-emphasized essence to aid in production realism, artistry and identity. Sessions were recorded with world-class musicians from Puerto Rico, Columbia, Cuba, Venezuela and Germany. Arrangement and ideas come from the famous musician, percussionist and Grammy Award winner Nen Vsquez; mixed and produced by Danya Vodovoz, known for his productions for Raul Paz, Mousse T. and 4Hero. The content is of use in any music genre and can be easily integrated into any production where some Latin flavor is desired. Give your production more color and inspiration with powerful and hypnotic percussion grooves, real Latin Horns and Brass solos, authentic Montuno Piano grooves, Trs, Flamenco or Latin Guitars and many other authentic Instruments and Vocal parts used in Latin music. This release contains nearly 2 gigs of tightly played and fully arranged Latin grooves and breaks, divided into single track loops, solos and single sounds. Every construction kit can be easily remixed, rearranged, or merged for maximum flexibility with the included Elastik Player virtual instrument.

Centaurus

Centaurus is a software synthesizer that provides access to classic synthesizer waveforms and the ability to create rich effects, pads and leads. Features:

A single window view. An easy to understand interface. MIDI CC assignment. Polyphonic. Two oscillator types, with four selectable waveforms each. Global tuning. PulseWidth Modulation. Frequency Modulation. A Filter. An LFO. Modulation Envelope. Simple Amp envelope control. db output meter. Pan control. Session recall.

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Session automation.

Chamber Strings 1

Chamber Strings is part of the Symphonic Cube, which consists of ten "Vienna Instruments Collections". Chamber Strings features the following instruments:

Violin Ensemble (6 Musicians) Viola Ensemble (4 Musicians) Violoncello Ensemble (3 Musicians) Double bass Ensemble (2 Musicians)

Articulations Performances:

Interval Performances: legato, portamento, zigane (gipsy), dtach, marcato, spiccato Performance Trills Repetition Performances: legato, portato, staccato, spiccato, harsh Grace notes: normal, zigane

Single notes:

Short notes: short staccato, long staccato, short dtach, long dtach, 4 variations each Long notes: sustains with and without vibrato, espressivo Dynamics: various crescendos & diminuendos, with and without vibrato, fp, sfz, sffz Sustained tremolos Trills: normal and baroque trills, half tone & whole tone, crescendo & diminuendo Pizzicatos: normal, Bartk pizzicatos Natural harmonics: sustains, glissandos Artificial harmonics: staccato, sustains, repetitions

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The Vienna Instrument Engine:


Powerful proprietary streaming audio engine, developed by Vienna Symphonic Library's Christian Teuscher. Up to 3,456 Articulations (Patches) on one MIDI channel. RAM pre-load of up to 25,600 stereo samples (based on 1.6 GB available RAM under Windows; 48,000 samples on a 3 GB Mac G5). 64 stereo voices per instance streaming from disk. Extremely low load times (average 1 sec. per Patch) using pre -caching. Lossless real-time de-compression for using less RAM and hard disk resources. RAM Optimizer kicks unused samples out of RAM. Pre-configured Patches. Performance Detection algorithms integrated in Patches without the need to switch manually between articulations. Trigger comprehensive sets of articulations using hardware controllers (MIDI learn), key switches, and speed, without ever leaving the current MIDI channel. Layer Articulations for simultaneous or crossfade performances in one Preset. Easily design your own Instruments using Drag & Drop. Switch Velocity Crossfades and Release Control on/off on the fly.

Chamber Strings 2

Responding to many user requests, the Vienna Symphonic Library team released a sequel to their small strings ensembles - the Vienna Instruments Collection Chamber Strings II features the small muted sections of violins, violas, cellos, and double basses. This collection offers 16.5 GB of all-new articulations and sonic subtleties for the small string ensembles. Chamber Strings II contains many of the playing techniques that the first coll ection includes, but played "con sordino" (with mutes). They lend themselves well to soft, intimate arrangements, and provide nuanced variations to the user's orchestral pallet.

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The Chamber Strings II collection offers various facets of short and sustained notes, crescendos and diminuendos, but also includes Vienna's unique Interval Performances, such as legato, portamento, and trill performances. All of the recorded samples were performed by an accomplished ensemble of string players who have been lending their talents and their international experience to the Vienna Symphonic Library for years. This collection reflects their mastery over their instruments, bringing the art of chamber music alive in the composer's personal studio.

Charlie

CHARLIE is focused on famous electric organ sounds. The included sound library is enormous, because nothing beats the real sound quality of a genuine organ, recorded with the vintage equipment favored by purists everywhere. The leslies were carefully miked and recorded w ith low and high rotor speed. Charlie is powered by our amazing sample -playback engine, allowing musicians to play complex parts without the polyphony restrictions of modeling. A clearlydesigned interface helps you to make the necessary sound adjustments... The included organs are from Hammond of course, but also Elka and other select organ makers.

Huge sound library including a great selection of electric organs. Feature-rich synth interface allowing deep programming. Instant access to the included multi-gigabyte sound library. UVI-Engine: award-winning professional audio engine under the hood. Amazing sounding filters and mono-legato mode. World-class transposition engine. Unlimited polyphony, ultra-low software latency, optimized CPU efficiency. Real-time MIDI control of every parameter allows enhanced expression and live use. Zone-edit capabilities: change the value of every parameter independently in each sample-zone.

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Cheeze Machine

This little synth generates sound by feeding a simple, saw -like waveform, into a chorus ensemble emulator, a 6-stages phaser, and a Reverb Up to 32 notes polyphony, with the same note stealing algorithm as EP-Station Fully midi-controlled Supports Doepfer Pocket Control midi controller Available with 2 different GUI's

Chillers Joint

Chillers Joint is an Elastik Player-powered downtempo, trip hop and jazzy flavoured chillout instrument. Chillers Joint is heavily influenced by 60's and 70's soundtracks, Soul, Funk, Dub and Jazz; garnished with modern downtempo Hip Hop and electronic flavours. Highlights include 20 relaxed c-kits, each over a minute long, all including intros / outros verses and refrains with over 1,100 loops. Tonal diversity is accented by custom recordings of pure vintage drum and instrumental phrases, grooves as well as atmospheric terrains. This collection contains a variety of:

Vintage drum grooves Electric piano licks Live played basslines, guitars

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Vibes Percussion Strings Horns Synths Soundscapes, ambiances, air and fx

Also included in the set are divided drumloops (bassdrum, snare, hihat loops) and a wealth of single sounds to aid in easy assembly of fresh, organic, chillout styled mixes. Design with peace of mind using the bundled Elastik Player's powerful mix and match options. Fine tune, filter, tempo sync, chop and re-sort, reverse and other effect essentials come standard. Credits: Ideas and production by Danya Vodovoz (Loungeorama, Brazil Electro, Easy Listening, Rhodesattacks, Da nu RnB Hiphop, Big Beat). Summary:

1.5 GB; 20 construction kits (1165 loops and single sounds). Elastik Soundbank for Mac OS X / Windows in AU, VST and RTAS formats. Elastik Player included.

Chip 32

Features:

8-bit/32-byte wavetable synth. Filter. Bitcrusher. Supports MIDI CCs.

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ChipSounds

chipsounds authentically emulates several vintage 8-bit-era sound chips (plus variants), down to their smallest idiosyncrasies. It also faithfully allows you to dynamically reproduce the accidentally discovered sounds effect tricks and abusive musical techniques that were made famous by innovative chiptune composers and classic video game sound designers, which for the good part of the last 2 decades, have pushed beyond the boundaries of the original chip designs. chipsounds is powered in part by Plogue's powerful ARIA 64-bit sampler/synthesis engine that also powers Garritan's complete new product line (and is also featured in many third party applications). chipsounds reproduces the exact form spectra of the most sought-after classic sound chips, including their most well-known variations, as sonically accurate as possible without adding any non-authentic aliasing or DSP artifacts. Research and analysis for this project has been made in house on Plogue's large collection of cartridges, modified consoles and classic computers owned by the team and also on the chips themselves using custom made circuit boards and low level 8 bit software code. Chips analyzed and included: TIA (used in the Atari 2600 & 7800):

Accurate Multipulse/Polynomial bit pattern waveforms for those unique comba t, engine drones and powerful mix piercing "fake-saw" sound (used 2600 and 7800 consoles).

2A03 (and its GB variant) (used in the NES and GB):


Accurate pulse width settings (1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4). Drawable 4bit/32 step band-limited Waveform.

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Huge number custom and classic waveforms to choose from, including the unique triangle sound of the NES. Short (93/128bit) and Long (32767bit) noise patterns accurately modeled.

AY-3-8910 (and its numerous clones 8912/8913/8914/2149F) (used in Intv, ZX, ST, Arcades):

Emulation of Sync Buzzer Envelope Looping tricks. Accurate logarithmic 4Bit DAC.

POKEY (Used in 400/800 series computer and Arcades):

Fat and accurate Multipulse/Polynomial bit pattern waveforms with clock desynchronization.

SN76489AN (and its SN76496 SN94624N predecessor) (Used in the ColecoVision, SMS, BBC, TI, PCjr, Tandy and Arcades, that leaves very few):

Basic and RAW, the purest chip there is. Different NOISE patterns for all variants, all emulated.

SID (including 6580 and 8580) (Used in the C64):


The most important sound chip of the '80s gaming era. Variable Pulsewidth, SAW, Triangle, 8bit noise and even combined waveforms. Most waveforms are actually SAMPLES of the real thing for 100% accuracy, especially for the combined waveforms.

VIC-I (Used in the VIC20):


This chip is very underestimated gem with totally unique sounding waveforms. Newly discovered "Robotic" waveforms are emulated. Rough, nasty noise pattern too.

Chris Hein Bass

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Chris Hein - Bass is a Kontakt 2 Player based bass guitar sampled virtual instrument. It took more than a year for Chris Hein to produce this collection of six noble bass instruments - a Musicman Stingray electric-bass picked & slapped, a LeFay fretless bass and a unique upright bass with three different sets of strings: steel-strings (the classic jazz sound), nylon-strings (the high-fidelity sound) and gut-strings (the old-school swing sound of the 40s). All nuances of bass playing techniques are implemented in this sampled virtual instrument. It offers 112 MIDI controllable features including things like repetition-hotkeys, keys-vibrato, fallcontrol, bridge/center playing, pickup micro-blending, expression-samples, pinch-harmonics, automatic-mode, slide-mode, chord-mode and much more. The included IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX Uno (virtual bass-amp) adds more sound variations to the natural, basic, bass instruments. Features:

12.7 GB of natural bass sounds. Up to 4,089 samples per sound. Native Instruments Kontakt 2 Player engine. Up to 42 articulations. Up to 8 velocity layers. 112 MIDI controllable parameters with total recall. Repetition hotkeys. Key vibrato. Four release controls. Fall control. Bridge-/center playing. Pickup micro-blending (upright basses). Pinch harmonics (electric basses). Expression samples. Automatic-, slide- and chord-mode.

Ampeg SVX Uno offers:


1 signature Ampeg bass-amp model with pre-amp, EQ, limiter and 9-band graphic EQ. 1 cabinet model. Microphone modeling. 1 stomp effect (chorus). High-precision tuner. Speed trainer. Plug-In and standalone version. Qualifies for up- or cross-grades to Ampeg SVX Full version or any other IK Multimedia product.

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Chris Hein guitars

Chris Hein - Guitars is an "extra large" guitar library based around Kontakt Player 2. All guitars in this library have 51 unique control lers and scripts with features like: solo-mode, different slide-modes, chord-mode, different attacks & releases, automatic down/upstroke, harmonizer, etc. Guitars included:

Jazz Guitar fingered Jazz Guitar plectrum E-Guitar Clean E-Guitar Blues E-Guitar Metal Steel Guitar plectrum Nylon Guitar fingered Nylon Guitar plectrum Banjo Mandolin

As the sample library isn't finished the exact size and specification is not yet known but the Jazz-Guitar, for example, contains 5,800 samples with up to 13 velocities and 31 articulations in one preset. It is sampled fingered and with plectrum in stereo with seamless blending between acoustic and electric guitar - you have direct access to 11,600 different sounds for one guitar.

Chris Hein Horns Vol 1. Solo instrument

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Chris Hein Horns Vol. 1 Solo Instruments is based on the NI Kontakt Player 2. The library contains four solo instruments - Alto-Sax, Tenor-Sax, Trumpet, Trombone and an additional Trumpet-Section. Main Features:

~18,000 samples. 2.8 GB content. ~4,000 samples per instrument. Up to 38 different playing techniques. All playing techniques in one program. Up to 20 velocities per note. A choice of up to 189 variations per note. 72 control-features in 11 edit-pages. 6 DSP EFX and 21 high-class convolution reverbs included. New control features: Key-Switch Presets, Hot-Keys, Key-Vibrato and Real-Vibrato , Legato- and Glide-Mode, Growl-Control, Air-Control, Keys-Control, Spit-Control, DirtyNotes, Breath Release-Trigger, and more.

Instrument Features:

Trumpet: 4,030 samples, 600 MB, 38 articulations. Alto Saxophone: 3,804 samples, 920 MB, 30 articulations. Tenor Saxophone: 4,083 samples, 1,040 MB, 30 articulations. Trombone: 4,021 samples, 820 MB, 27 articulations. Trumpet Section: 2,323 samples, 750 MB, 38 articulations.

Chris Hein Horns vol 2. Sections

Chris Hein - Horns Vol.2 Sections is a Kontakt Player 2-based 14 GB collection of 17 solo brass and sax instruments and 10 section combinations, perfect for Pop, Jazz, Funk & Big-Band. While Chris Hein - Horns Vol.1 Solo Instruments contains instruments especially designed to perform realistic solos, CHH Vol.2 is focused on section playing. Both libraries play very well together. Vol.2 is the perfect extension of Vol.1 and vice versa. The instruments:

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Trumpet A Trumpet B Trumpet C Trumpet D Alto Saxophone A Alto Saxophone B Alto Saxophone C Tenor Saxophone A Tenor Saxophone B Baritone Saxophone A Baritone Saxophone B Tenor Trombone A Tenor Trombone B Tenor Trombone C Tenor Trombone D Bass Trombone A Bass Trombone B

The Sections:

Trumpet Section (4 Trumpets) Trumpet Section (2 Trumpets (A,B)) Trumpet Section (2 Trumpets (C,D)) Full Sax Section (7 Saxes) Alto Sax Section (3 Saxes) Tenor Sax Section (2 Saxes) Baritone Sax Section (2 Saxes) Full Trombone Section (6 Trombones) Tenor Trombone Section (4 Trombones) Bass Trombone Section (2 Trombones)

Chris Hein Horns Vol 3. Muted

Chris Hein Horns Vol. 3 Muted is a virtual sampled brass instrument library powered by Native Instruments' Kontakt Player 3.5.

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Chris Hein Horns Vol. 3 Muted offers 8 Solo-Trumpets, 8 Solo-Trombones, 7 Trumpet-Sections and 5 Trombone-Sections. It has 72 control-features in 11 different edit pages that let you customize any aspect of sound shaping and playability. Up to 8 dynamics have been sampled for each playing technique. This enables complete control over the dynamics and provides a greater amount of variation per note. To avoid the machine -gun-effect in repetitions simply adjust the velocity in your sequencers editor or use the programmed hot-keys. Features / specifications:

14 GB content (~20,000 samples / ~2,000 samples per instrument). 18 different playing techniques. All playing techniques in one program. Up to 8 velocities per note. 72 control features in 11 edit-pages. 6 DSP EFX and 21 high class convolution reverbs included. New control features: Key-Switch Presets, Hot-Keys, Key-Vibrato and Real-Vibrato, Legato- and Glide-Mode, Growl-Control, Air-Control, Keys-Control, Spit-Control, DirtyNotes, Breath Release-Trigger, and more.

Solo-Instruments:

Trumpet A Mt Harmon Trumpet B Mt Harmon Trumpet C Mt Harmon Trumpet D Mt Harmon Trumpet E Mt Straight Trumpet F Mt Straight Trumpet G Mt CUP Trumpet H Mt CUP Trombone-Tenor A Mt Cup Trombone-Tenor B Mt Cup Trombone-Tenor C Mt Straight Trombone-Tenor D Mt Bucket Trombone-Bass A Mt Cup Trombone-Bass B Mt Cup Trombone-Bass C Mt Straight Trombone-Bass D Mt Bucket

Sections:

Trumpet Section - 4 Open 4 Harmon 2 Cup 2Straight Trumpet Section - 2 Open 2 Straight 2 Cup Trumpet Section - 1 Open 1 Harmon 1 Cup 1 Straight Trumpet Section - 2 Harmon 2 Cup

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Trumpet Section - 4 Harmon (A/B/C/D) Trumpet Section - 2 Harmon (A/B) Trumpet Section - 2 Harmon (C/D) Trombone Section - 6 Open 4 Cup 2 Straight 2 Bucket Trombone Section - 4 Cup 2 Straight 2 Bucket Trombone Section - 4 Cup Trombone Section - 2 Cup 2 Straight 2 Bucket Bass-Trombone Trombone Section - 2 Cup 2 Straight 2 Bucket Tenor-Trombone

Chris Hein Horns Vol 4. More Sax & Bass


Chris Hein Horns Vol 4 More Sax & Brass completes the Chris Hein Horns series. Vol. 1 - Vol.4 contain different groups of instruments perfectly matching each other. All instruments follow the same concept, so, if you know one, you know them all. Each volume contains solo instruments as well as section combinations. Vol. 4 contains the following instruments:

2x Sax Sopran. Sax-Bass. Sax-ContraBass. Eb-Clarinet. Bb-Clarinet. Bass-Clarinet. C-Bass-Clarinette. 4x Fluegelhorn. 2x Tuba. Alphorn. Cimbasso. 9x Section-Combinations.

General Features Chris Hein Horns is a virtual sampled brass instrument library.

Approximately 2,000 Samples per instrument. 18 different playing techniques. All playing techniques in one program. Up to 8 Velocities per note. 72 control-features in 11 edit-pages. 6 DSP Efx. 21 high class convolution reverbs.

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Key-Switch Presets, Hot-Keys, Key-Vibrato, Legato- and Glide-Mode, Growl-Control, and more.

Articulations The large amount of up to 38 articulations is what makes "Chris Hein - Horns " so realistic. All articulations can be assigned over 18 keyswitch-keys, located on the lower notes of the keyboard. Access to every articulation is made possible via an intuitive combination of keyswitches and MIDI-controllers. Key-switches 'Keyswitching' is an elegant means of enabling the user to directly and immediately access different playing techniques from within a single patch. It uses pre -programmed MIDI notes to instantaneously switch between different articulations, meaning it is no longer necessary to reload each variant individually. The keyswitches themselves are exclusively controller keys. They make no sound, but instead are used to switch the entire group of samples which the main instrument keys trigger. Key-switch Presets Usually key-switches just switch between different fixed articulations or other pre-programmed sound variations. In CHH Vol1 the keyswitches are used to switch between complex sets of presets with 21 adjustable parameters. 18 Key-Switch presets are available. The KS-Presets are allocated to C0 - F1, in the lower area of your keyboard. The keyswitch is pressed prior to playing any actual instrument notes. The switchover occurs instantly without any time lag. Pressing a key between C0 and F1 on your keyboard has the same effect as turning the KSPreset knob in the GUI. You can also assign the KS-Presets to any MIDI controller in the CCSettings page. The selected articulation is displayed on the left side of the GUI. All parameters on the settings page, except Vib. Vol, Vib.Tune, Crescendo -Speed and Glide-Speed are adjustable parameters which are stored in the KS-Presets. If you make changes to any of these parameters, they are automatically stored in the KS -Preset. To save the KS-Presets permanently, simply save the whole instrument.

Cinema Sessions
Powered by Sonic Reality's Kontakt Player-powered Infinite Player, Cinema Sessions (Vol.1-3) have sought after moods, soundscapes, textures, special effects, exotic ambience, wild symphonic performances and other sounds needed for film, TV and game production. From climbing chaotic symphonies in the style of "A Day In The Life" to eerie movie scenes of encounters with aliens from another planet, from ethnic tribal percussion to exotic vocal chants, from 3 dimensional wooshes and zings to musical stabs and effects that jump out at you, Cinema Sessions have those key elements that composers, sound designers and producers are looking for to make any project sound incredible and as if there was a massive budget for music and effects.

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Symphonic Effects contains over 400 orchestral effects for film, TV, games and popular music styles. From sci-fi/suspense/horror hits, drones and intertwining melodies to emotional build ups this collection offers a wide assortment of hard to find symphonic effects you can use in stereo or surround for the ultimate experience. Global Atmospheres contains over 350 samples of exotic sounds from all over the world. From tribal Native American drums to Ancient Aztec Ambience to rare sounds from the Mediterranean this collection is for any media producer, sound designer or music composer. Dimensional Effects features over 450 special effects and dimensional rhythms for music and multimedia production. Featuring special 3-D sound encoded wooshes, deep booms, big bangs and various electronica effects wiz by with a futuristic sound ideal for modern production.

Circle

Circle is a semi-modular software synthesizer, designed to be easy to use, allowing you to concentrate fully on sound design and performance. Circle - Stay in the Flow Flow refers to the state of mind in which you are at your most creative and productive, a place where hours pass like minutes and musical ideas become reality. Staying in flow becomes increasingly difficult however, when dealing with the complexities of modern software synthesizers. By looking at the most important things a synthesizer should do and designing simple work flows around these tasks, FAW feels it has created a synthesizer that is both powerful and complete in its features, yet simple and easy for the musician, sound designer and perf ormer to use, play and stay in flow with. Key Features:

Ease of Use:

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Designed to be easy to use and intuitive through simple work flows. Large easy to see knobs and sliders. Connect up modulations via color coded circles in a simple and visual fashion. T o preview a modulation, simple place a circle under a knob, and hear its effect. o See all your connections at a glance, without the clutter of virtual cables. Interactive Control: o Visually interactive MIDI learn. Assign your MIDI controllers in a simple, fast and familiar way. o Attach multiple Circle controls to a single knob. Speed up an LFO, while closing a filter, while increasing a delay effect time. Experiment with control. o Use hands on control in a creative way as part of the sound design process. Live Performance: o Single view, high contrast screen, lets you see everything at a single glance. o Organize and group your sounds for live performance using the sounds browser. o Use Apple iRemote to change sounds from afar (Mac version only). Fresh Sounds: o 4 oscillators per voice, choose between classic analog or contemporary wave generators. o Semi-modular voice structure, giving you the freedom to pick and choose from many different sound modules. o Unrestricted modulation - connect up modulation in an easy and free way. o Lots of great master effects to choose from.
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Circus Cirkuit Bending Library

The Circus Circuit Bending Library is a Virtual Instrument featuring the distinct sound of "Circuit Bending". 14 Keyboards, drum-computers and toys were modified, recorded and edited, resulting in 179 multi-sample-sets (5.2 GB / over 18,000 samples in total). Fully edited and equipped with three velocity zones for seamless playability, CCBL is an easy way to take your first steps towards "Bending". No hassle with soldering, no blown gear, no problems with pitch or tone fluctuations, just the typical sound only Circuit Bending can provide.

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The sample-sets are packed within two instruments designed with Native Instruments Kontakt Player 3 software. One specialized in drum- and one in synth-sounds, both offer an assortment of filters, FX and modulation possibilities. These include some rather unusual designs like a convolution reverb good for anything but reverb... For further education in the area of Circuit Bending a boo klet containing 36 pages is included. It is filled with general and historical information about Bending as well as articles of every piece of gear used. Summary:

14 Circuit Bending instruments as basis. 179 Synth- and Drum-kits. Over 18,000 samples in total. 5.2 GB Circuit Bending Power. Kontakt Engine. 36 page booklet.

Drum Module:

Five drum groups: BD, SD, Toms, Cym, Perc. Filter assortment per group: 4- or 6-pole Lowpass, Pro53 Lowpass, 4-pole Bandpass, 2and 4-pole Highpass, Voweler. Insert-FX per group: Saturator, 1 band EQ and Distortion. Send-FX: Chorus, Flanger, Delay and Convolution Reverb. Amp section with 2 band EQ and two filters. Filter assortment in the Amp section: o First filter: 4-pole Lowpass and Pro53 Lowpass. o Second filter: 4-pole Highpass. Two AHDSR envelopes with up to four targets (Volume, Tune, Cutoff, Resonance). Two LFOs (free/sync) with six waveforms and up to five targets (Volume, Tune, Panorama, Cutoff, Resonance).

Synth Module:

Filter assortment: o First filter: 4-pole Lowpass, Pro53 Lowpass, Voweler. o Second filter 2-pole Highpass. Insert-FX: Saturator, Skreamer, 2 band EQ and Stereo Modeller. Send-FX: Chorus, Flanger, Delay and Convolution Reverb. Two AHDSR envelopes with up to four targets (Volume, Tune, Cutoff, Resonance). Two LFOs (free/sync) with six waveforms and up to five targets (Volume, Tune, Panorama, Cutoff, Resonance).

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Club Electro

Club Electro is an Elastik Player-powered sample library that provides "synth groove fury and finesse". It features 28 construction kits which contain edgy minimal to maximal electronic club sounds. This collection combines an epic spectrum of sequences, deep lead sounds, resonant bass lines, pads, atmospheres and effects as well as hundreds of finely conditioned drum and percussion samples and loops. Club Electro was developed with analog synth and signal processing gear of today and classics of yesterday. The instrumentation of this production was derived from synths such as:

Andromeda Minimoog Moog Voyager Prophet 5 SH 101 Se-1x Omega 8 Oberheim OBMX and Oberheim xpander

These are sounds for anyone who wants to incorporate state-of-the-art electronically emphasized Club tracks and samples into their productions and performances. The included building-blocks construction kit concept enables diverse use of the sounds for your project needs. Marc Steinmeier is responsible for this Ueberschall production. He has collaborated on dozens of productions, worked and remixed for some of the biggest artists in the music industry like Eminem, LL Cool J, Christina Aguilera, Jungle Brothers, George Clinton to name only a few. Overview:

935 MB / 28 Construction Kits.

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Elastik Soundbank for Mac OS X & Windows in AU, VST and RTAS plug -in formats. Elastik Player included - no sampler required.

Club Toolz

Club Toolz is an Elastik Player-based sample library that enables you to create your own club tracks within the various House and Techno styles such as: Deep Tech, Electro, Tribal, Minimal, Maximal, Oizo-ish, Progressive and Neo Trance. Full mixes can be assembled completely from scratch with this engine alone. Each sound, of the over 2GB assortment of material, has been individually processed, branded with a tempo and key signature. This enables you to adjust this library in a variety of ways and create your own additional content. This library doesn't rip sounds from standard drum sequencer or synth romplers, content is genuine and has never been sampled before. Club Toolz provides you with over 2000 tech tone loops and single-shots including: a huge variety of "pumpin' kicks, crisp Snares and hi-hats, warped and twisted Fx, deep basslines, atmospheric pads, groovy vintage key licks and chords, processed percussion, groove shadows and vocal elements". There is also an archive which consists of no-kick drumloops for an easier approach towards drum programming, just set the pitch and tempo, choose any kick that suits your taste from the kick folders add a bassline to it. Every sound and loop is categorized and easy to find / replace due to the Elastik engine. This library also works well with other music styles, such as Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, Downtempo, Urban and even score music. Credits: The content of Club Toolz is exclusively produced and designed by: Vodovoz. Originating from Hanover/Germany producer Danya Vodovoz is mostly known for his mix-up between Tech House and Deep House. Danya Vodovoz collaborated with Mousse T. and Cuban artist Raul Paz,

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he also released on labels like Ministry Of Sound, Peppermint Jam, Stereo Cool, and Nave. In 2008 he remixed 4Hero's Single - "Morning Child".

CMplay

Developed by Muon Software, CMplay is distributed exclusively with Computer Music magazine (UK). Computer Music magazine have long supplied hundreds of high-quality WAV and AIFF format samples on their cover DVD - but until now, there has been no integrated way to browse and play those samples. CMplay, based on Muon's Tachyon Engine technology, allows t he user to browse samples from the CD just by flicking through the supplied patches. Patches can also be layered or stacked and processed with four powerful independent FX units. Features:

16-part multi timbral Groove Sequencer on each part for sync'd playback of sliced loops and standard MIDI files. 4 FX Units (2xinsert, 2xsend). 18 different stereo FX types. Limited patch editing capabilities. Quick access to patches via built-in browser menus. Imports its own patch format, SR202 drum kits and DS404 patches/banks.

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Colossus

EastWest/Quantum Leap Colossus is a Kompakt based General MIDI (GM) compatible 32GB virtual instrument that covers all of the basic musical genres, the way a keyboard workstation attempts to, except Colossus offers much higher quality instruments and dynamics than any keyboard available today. Colossus includes 15 Gigs of new sounds recorded at Ocean Way Studio B (24-bit), a new 2 Gig piano recorded in Europe, and 15 Gigs from the range of Quantum Leap and EastWest titles, all newly programmed with superior sound quality due to the features and improved audio quality of the included Native Instruments Kompakt player. Programming is kept very simple, and programs that utilize the mod-wheel are labeled appropriately. All programs have CC11 as an additional volume control. Many programs utilize auto sample alternation for added realism. EastWest will also be releasing a hardware rack-mount version of Colossus called Colossus Live. Sound Content Drums/Percussion: Country Drumkits, Electronic Drumkits, Ethnic percussion, Funk Drumkits, Hip Hop Kits, Jazz Drumkits, Rock Drumkits, Standard Percussion, Studio Drumkits, Taiko Drums. Guitar Family 60's: Guitars, 66 Silvertone Bass, 72 Rickenbacker Bass, Acoustic Guitars, Banjo, Blues Guitars, Distorted Guitars, Electric Sitar, Fender Bass, Fender Guitars, Fretless Bass, Hawaiian Guitar, Jazz Guitars, Lakland Rock Bass, Lapsteel, Mandolin, Nylon Guitar, PRS Guitars, Rockabilly Guitar, Slap Bass, Stingray Bass, Surf Guitar, Ukelele, Upright Bass es. Ethnic: Agogo Bells, Bagpipes, Cora, Didjeridoo, Duduk, Dulcimer, Erhu, Fiddle, Irish Low Whistle, Kalimba, Koto, Mid-East Strings, Ney Flute, Ocarina, Pan Flute, Sarangi, Shakuhachi, Shamisen, Shehnai, Sitar, Thai Gong, Uilleann Pipes.

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Keyboard/Mallet: Accordian, Celeste, Church Organs, Concertina, Glockenspiel, Harpsichord, Marimba, Music Box, Reed Organ, Tango Accordian, Vibraphone, Xylophone. Orchestra: Bassoon, Brass Section, Cello, Clarinet, Concert Harp, Contrabass, English Horn, Flute, French Horn, Oboe, Orchestra Hits, Orchestral Strings, Piccolo, Pizzicato Strings, String Ensembles, Timpani, Tremelo Strings, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Tubular Bells, Viola, Violin. Piano/E.Piano: Clavinet, CP-80, DX-7, Fazioli F308 Grand Piano, GS-1 Programs, Honky Tonk, Rhodes MKV, Chuck Monte, Steinway B Grand Piano. Pop Brass: 3 Trumpets, Alto Saxes, Bari Saxes, Flugel Horn, Pop/Jazz Trumpets, Salsa Trumpets, Soprano Saxes, Trombones, Tubas. Choir: (extensive vowels with crossfading) Men's Choir, Women's Choir. Vintage Organs: B3 Organs, Farfisa Organs, Vox Continental Organs. New Age Ensembles: (Inspiring ethno ethereal soundscapes). Stormdrone: (3 Gigs of dark atmospheres with morphing). Synth Basses: (with morphing). Synth Leads: (with morphing). Synth Pads: (with morphing).

ComboSister

Features:

2 oscillators banks: Transistor "enriched sine wave" sound (for "Hammond imitator" electric organs). Transistor square wave (for buzzer combo!). Extra Bass oscillators bank for 16' and 8' ranks. 6 drawstops - 16', 5 1/3', 8', 4', 2 2/3', 2'. 4 timbre stops - Add (no filter), String, Reed, Flute.

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Effects: Percussion: switch (special amplitude envelope). Sustain: switch (long release). Tremolo: with Rate and Depth knobs. Vibrato: with Rate and Depth knobs. Booster: smooth analogue saturator with switch and distortion amount knob. Transistor: knob for electric click and analogue noisiness amount. Soft: tone smoother knob. Extra controls : Master Fine Tune: -+ 50 cents. Max Voices Polyphony selection : 2 to 16 voices. MIDI Velocity sensitivity switch. Render Quality switch. Help on-line with MIDI CC# map by the option menu. The coolest presets ready to play. 3D retro graphic interface.

Consequence The Chord Synquencer

Consequence - The Chord Synquencer is a "chord groovebox" with a surprising depth of possibilities while being easy to use due to an intuitive workflow. Chords are alternated, split up to custom arpeggios and turned into leg-driving basslines, amazing melodies or dreamy sound textures. The internal audio recorder keeps your ideas when they come or records loops or even full tracks. The all-round sound library contains all possible kinds of instruments, from thick basslines to gentle "violines". Combine these with individual triggering options for unheard sequences "full of joy and groove". Combine sound-presets and sequencer-presets, an unlimited source of inspiration. Consequence is a composition tool which can create chord-lines or whole songs on the fly, but also chords which are played via MIDI can be super-sized using the innovative sound and sequencing engine.

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Main features:

3 sample-based oscillators with independent envelopes and gate selection for overlaying chords with arpeggios. 32-step sequencers for chord selection, gate, performance (arp, ti e, multi-trigger, octave, glide) and modulation. New sound design features like polyphonic frequency-dependent sample rate reduction and oscillator aging. Included kick 4/4 kick drum for easy groove orientation. Multi-effect with 5 effects (reverse, chorus, phaser, delay, reverb). Master compressor (can be driven by 4/4 kick via sidechain). Monophonic and polyphonic 5-mode filter (lp, bp, hp, br, comp) with independent gate selection. Pattern change via MIDI note. MIDI input for sequencing chords in realtime. Easy chord creation via chordmaker, chord-recording and manual chord drawing. Audio recorder for session recording or for creating loops. 100 first class sounds available. Split preset system can combine sound-, sequence- and chord-presets.

Convolution Space

Convolution Space is described as "an entirely new region of the sound universe containing unexplored and uncharted sonic landscapes". 8.5GB of lovingly handcrafted Stereo and 5.1 Surround textures is packed into the included Native Instruments Kontakt 2 Player - with 625 instruments built in to combine and explore these textures endlessly through the wonders of Convolution Based Spectral Recombination. Select an instrument, play it on your keyboard and tweak the ModWheel - and the texture you're playing suddenly starts transforming into something completely different. You have entered Convolution Space.

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Convolution Space was designed for all kind of atmospheres and is claimed to be the first one using this convolution technology:

Abstract: Metaphysical and esoteric sounds that really fits no other description. Emotional: The beautiful, sad and ecstatic. Simply sounds that evoke emotion - mostly positive. Fantasy: Magical and otherworldly, these are sounds for your imagination. Mental: Sounds of the states of mind, ranging all the way from psychotic to the spiritual and psychedelic. Scary: Sinister and malice, all for your horror soundtrack. This is not for the faint of heart. SciFi: For the future and all of it's technology - and your high concept soundscape. Underground: dark and devoid of hope, these sound vibrate only downwards. Deep&Rumble: Earth-shattering and relentless in the one pursue of deeper realms. Structures: The eerie and strange; these are places you normally avoid. Technology: The imaginary sounds of communicating CPUs, searchlights and future machines.

Cronox

Features:

Free Filter with new, continuously adjustable, modulatable filter -type. Loop Sampler Generator with individually modulatable loop -points and start-point. Versatile architecture with 4 generator modules that are mixed into two filters. Easy-Edit panel allowing preset browsing and quick access to main parameters. Powerful, editable arpeggiator with up to 32 steps. Stereo and 5.1 support (2 generators, both filters and 3 of the effects units can be mixed in 5.1 format. Settings are stored as part of the preset). Analogue-modeled Oscillator Generator for real-time analog-style synthesis. Time-Sampler with independent real -time time-stretching and pitch-shifting. Wavetable (Schrader) Generator that offers wavetable-like operation using any sample. Capable of loading up to 64 samples per loop sampler.

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Sampler Generators support audio formats incl. WAV and AIFF up to 24bit/96kHz. 2 analog-style multimode stereo filters with modulatable cutoff frequency and resonance. 7 ADSFR-type envelopes for controlling output amplitudes and cutoff frequencies, as well as two freely assignable Modulation Envelopes. 4 independent LFOs with various waveforms and midi-sync capabilities. LFO Waves have adjustable delay, attack and decay time and waveform-symmetry. Modulation Matrix with 10 routings for connecting 30 sources and 56 destinations. Fully recognizes Velocity, Aftertouch, Pitchbend, Modwheel and various other MIDI controllers, and includes a MIDI Learn function for easy controller assignment. 6 simultaneously available effects units, including various Delays, Chorus, Phaser, Filter, Flanger, Gator, Stereo Enhancer, Parametric EQ and Crusher. Mono/Polyphonic Portamento/Glide featuring "Fin gered" mode and Auto-Bend Modes. Full microtonal capabilities (TUN/Scala support). 32-voice polyphony (CPU dependent).

Crossfade Loop Synth

Crossfade Loop Synth is actually two plug-ins: Crossfade Loop Synth and Crossfade Loop Synth Effect. The effect version takes the power of Crossfade Loop Synth and turns it into a live sampler, a looper and a very unusual and powerful delay effect. Crossfade Loop Synth Crossfade Loop Synth is, at heart, a simple sample playback synth plug -in. It plays samples in the classic sampler manner - by simply altering the playback speed according to the desired note. No fancy timestretching or pitchshifting is applied. You can control how the sample is looped as it is played. An adjustable amount of crossfade can be applied to the loop endpoints to smooth the transitions. This makes it extremely easy to produce glitch-free pad sounds. The loops can also be played backwards and alternately forwards and backwards (pendulum-style).

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Further sound processing can be applied in the form of overdrive/saturation, filtering, envelopes (for amplitude and filter), pulse-width modulation, oscillator sync and LFOs (one each for filter, pitch, PWM and sync). The synth is 32 note polyphonic, and all parameters can be controlled by MIDI controllers. Crossfade Loop Synth Effect Crossfade Loop Synth Effect is the same as Crossfade Loop Synth except you can record live audio to use as the sample, rather than just loading it from disk. You can record continuously, even while playing back. This allows you to use the plugin as an extremely unusual and creative delay effect. For example you can have the delays played back at double the pitch/speed you played them. Or at double the pitch and backwards. Or as a chord. Or repeat the first beat of every bar... the possibilities are legion. You can save the recorded sample to disk as an AIFF file for later use.

Crunkzilla

Crunkzilla is an Elastik Player-based sample library of Crunk-based grooves and shots. This release provides 2 GB of content in the form of 40 construction kits ranging in tempo from 67 to 145 BPM - genuine flavor and trends from actual Crunk Music plus surrounding styles like Dirty South and HipHop. Kits include main and variation folders with all loops used to make the structure of the mix as well as single shot folders for the drum samples. Crunk Method Crunkzilla offers a variety of style-accurate drum loops, synth patterns, bass lines, chord progressions, atmospheres, percussion and fx-sounds which can be painlessly bonded to one another. BPM information and root key (key signatures) are embedded in all loop file names, streamlining the selection process.

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With the included Elastik Player, content comes setup for direct use. Elastik also provides effects processing such as filter, pitch, reverse and others for each key in the Elastik interface. Instantly modify BPM, Pitch and Loop point settings for an ideal fit. Credits Responsible for this production are: Tuny Chris and Marc Steinmeier - A team that has collaborated on dozens of productions and remixes for headliners like Kanye West, Eminem, Christina Aguilera and others. Elastik Player Features:

Highspeed timestretching and pitchshifting in best quality. "LoopEye" for fast loop variations. All parameters MIDI controllable. Multiple content management. Each product separately installable. Mapping tools (automatic slice- & chromatic-map). Save audio of original and modified loops. Creation of user presets. Filter with "kill function" (-72db). Adaptable to tempos from 10 to 480 BPM. Audio engine for quick adaptation. For Mac OS X & Windows in AU, VST & RTAS formats.

Crystal

Crystal is a semi-modular software synthesizer featuring both subtractive synthesis and frequency modulation (FM) synthesis. It offers abundant modulation control with over 90 parameters which may be modulated, multi-stage envelopes with graphical editors, extensive tempo sync of envelopes/lforates/delay times, built-in effects for chorus/flanging/comb filtering/echoes, and a band splitter for effects processing by frequency band. Not only that, Crystal has wave sequencing, granular synthesis, program morphing, MIDI learn, and imports soundfonts.

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The musical applications for Crystal are boundless.

CS-80V

The CS-80V offers all the features of the original synth, plus a new generation of innovative features, taking the original design to a new and upper level:

A modulation matrix. A multitimbral mode. An arpeggiator.

Features:

Stereo synthesizer Polyphonic (8 voices) No aliasing from 0.1 Hz to 16 kHz 64-bit floating point precision Sampling rate: up to 96 kHz More than 400 presets, made by professionals Playable through a MIDI keyboard 2 oscillators 4 filters 2 LFOs 4 ADSR envelopes 2 VCAs 1 sub-oscillator (for vibrato) 1 arpeggiator 1 stereo delay 1 chorus 1 ring modulator

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Expression and sustain pedals Ribbon controller Polyphonic after touch Multi mode (allowing to assign a different sound to each polyphonic voice) Modulation matrix: a choice of 12 sources and 38 destinations

Cube

Features:

8 independent additive synths: o Four morphable sound sources o 512 partials per voice o Harmonic/inharmonic spectra o Arbitrary noise spectra o Morphable filter banks o Ensemble o 3 Envelopes with tempo sync o 64 time/level segments per envelope o 2 LFOs Resynthesis: o AIFF/WAV sample import o Sine spectrum o Residual spectrum o Pan spectrum o Spectral editing o Time warp envelope with 64 breakpoints 8 Effect racks: o Chorus/Phaser/Flanger o Distortion o Echo/Delay

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Reverb Arpeggiator System: o Scala compatible Microtuning o Up to 8 independent outputs User Interface: o Unique design o MIDI learn function
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Cult Sampler

Cult Sampler is a Native Instruments Kompakt based plugin instrument. This library includes the sounds of the late 70s to the early 80s. Because the samplers at that time suffered from severe limitations in memory capacity (RAM), excess artistic high level sound programming was a must. Pitching and stretching of sounds was obligatory and 8 bit sounds were mostly the standard. This resulted in sounds with very special character. A character that nowadays is missing in our hyper-clean 24 bit / 96 kHz world of almost unlimited RAM. The 2000 sounds and multi-samples are perfectly laid out to play on your keyboard. Sounds of early vintage samplers like Orchestron, EMU II, Akai S-612, Ensoniq Mirage, Fairlight, Synclavier, Linn, Mellotron, Master Studio Coll., FZ-1, DSS-1. Each sound and multi-sample was produced on a highly professional level with the original samplers. Also on board are all these classic factory sounds.

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Culture

Culture contains over 9GB (2 DVDs) of authentic, highly-optimised sounds of world, ethno, industrial and orchestral percussion. Included are instruments from all over the world, with nearly every sound detail, which help make Culture sound so incredibly real. In order to achieve such a high level of authenticity, the instruments were recorded with nearly all playing techniques, for example, a djembe contains: bass tones, closed, half closed, half open, open, damped, fingered, flams, rolls, ghosts, drags, ... nearly all instruments with 16 velocity splits for left AND right hand.

Cypher

DCAM: Synth Squad is a collection of 4 software instruments:


Strobe: a performance synth - easy to program, begs to be played. Amber: a divide-down string ensemble synth emulation. Cypher: a complex 3-osc synth with dual filters/waveshapers and realistic audio-rate modulation. Fusor: a semi-modular layering/FX/step-sequencing environment for the above synths.

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A multi-oscillator synth geared towards audio-rate modulation and other advanced oscillator functions, Cypher takes analogue FM to the next level. It combines the rawness and tone of analogue oscs with modern luxuries like polyphony, precise tuning and a wealth of innovative features made possible by digital technology. Dual waveshapers and filters also contribute to make Cypher a unique synthesis tool.

daHornet

Two oscillators, 4 octaves selector, output level, saw and pulse waveforms, pulse width control on Osc 1, fine tuning up to 1 octave on Osc 2. Noise generator. One LFO with: - Rate from 0.1 to 100 Hz. - MIDI sync from 32/4 to 1/36. - Filter cutoff and Osc pitch destinations. - 6 shape modes, sample&hold. Multimode "vintage" resonant filter with key following function, LP,BP,HP. Two envelope generators, VCA and Filter control, with REPEAT function (loop the envelope). Polyphonic mode (2 to 16 voices) and mono legato mode with tunable glide effect. MIDI learn on every knob to freely assign any MIDI CC. MIDI velocity sensitivity adjustable independently for VCA and Filter envelope. Master volume. Master tuning. Virtual keyboard with hide/show button. 128 presets factory bank. Random presets generator. Saving default setting on registry option. Any Sample Rate supported (e.g: 44.1, 48, 96) Support for SSE, MMX and P4 instructions. Volume Type: High, Normal, Soft.

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DanceHall Madness

Dancehall Madness includes over 40 construction kits - nu skool riddims, Reggaeton and Dancehall club bangers - drums, guitars, percussions, basses, chords, vocals and sound fx, etc.

DanceHall Madness Vol 2

Dancehall Madness Vol. II is an easy way to create any synthetic dancehall riddim you want, according to Ueberschall. 34 Construction Kits, including vocals by three different singers (two male and one female), provide an effective way to quickly develop a broad variety of new- and old-school styles. This library comes with 628 Dancehall loops and samples - club oriented drums, basses, percussions, synth sounds, vocals, chords and a large effect section. Dancehall Madness Vol.II works perfect in combination with Dancehall Madness Vol. I. The integrated sample player Elastik Player allows users to build full productions within minutes by mix-matching and layering loops from both products. Summary:

1.7 GB, 34 Construction Kits, 628 Loops and Samples.

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Elastik Player included: Windows and Mac OS X; VST, AU & RTAS formats.

Darbuka

Darbuka features 2GB of performances by world-renowned percussionists Suat Borazan and Mohamed Zaki playing authentic instruments such as darbuka, douhola, bendir, riqq, sagat, tura, bongos and shaker. These original multitrack groove performances are derived from the cultures of Algeria, Arabian Gulf, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nubia, Sudan, Tunisia and Turkey. Styles include Ayoub/Zar, Baio, Chiftetelli, Churchuna, Dabkkah, Darig, Daza, Dis hka, Fallahi, Fazani, Karachi, Jirk, Laz Havasi, Libi, Maghrebi, Maksum, Malfuf, Mambo Sudani, Masmoudy Kebir, Nubian Reggae, Nubian Samba, Rai, Roman Havasi, Rumba Khaligi, Rumba Masri, Saidi, Samai Thakil, Sufi, Sudasi, Tom Tom, Wahda, Wahrani, Wals, Zaf a and Zorofat. Both Darbuka and Latigo share the same virtual instrument technology that allows users to customize the performances. Real-time performance controls include :

Tempo. Tempo scale. Variance. Timing effects (tight/loose, quantize, swing). Instrument groups. Pattern complexity. Mute/solo. Level. Positioning. And more...

The integrated mixer includes independent EQ, punch, and ambience adjustment for each instrument. Users can place instruments freely in one of 15 different surround stages, as we ll as play patterns, fills, solos, variations and mutes via MIDI keys. Instrument combinations can be stored in 61 scene memories. Outputs are provided main stereo/surround plus 14 individual instruments.

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DFH Superior

Recorded at 2Khz studio in London, dfh Superior Custom & Vintage is the follow-up to dfh Superior by Toontrack. Powered by the dedicated Superior Drummer software -engine, Custom & Vintage comes with a selection of Vintage and Custom drumkits, snares and cymbals played by world renowned British drummer Chris Whitten, produced and engineered by Peter Henderson. Features:

~35GB data. Can be used as a stand alone or as add-on to dfh Superior. Some of the finest vintage and custom built drums available. Recorded through an EMI TGI desk at 2Khz Studios, London. E-drum support. Total mixing control, change bleeding levels, separate bleeding from direct signals and much more. Each instrument has its own designated output with the natural bleed from all other instruments, just as in a real studio situation. Every hit randomized for a non linear performance. Play with sticks, brushes, felt mallets or rods. Featuring Chris Whitten on drums (Paul McCartney, Dire Straits, Edie Brickell). Featuring Grammy-winning producer and engineer Peter Henderson (Paul McCartney, Supertramp, Rush). Noble & Cooley, Camco, Ludwig, Slingerland, Gretsch, Craviotto drums, vintage Zildjian and Paiste cymbals and much more...

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Dimension Pro

Dimension Pro offers an abundance of sounds that range from pristine realistic acoustic instruments, thumping basses, cutting leads, to complex, evolving atmospheres. This wide tonal range can be attributed to both advanced sample mapping and the physical modeling of components, such as piano body/damper simulation and speaker cabinets, along with a powerful sound-sculpting engine with analog sound generation that lets you mutate and recompose any sound you might imagine with flexible, graphical Envelope Generators, tempo syncing LFOs, and vector mixing. Feature Highlights:

Two DVDs of multi-samples and grooves with over 1500 sound programs including: guitars, grand pianos, basses, synth basses, analog-style leads, pads, atmospheres, electric pianos, orchestral strings, dozens of evolving textures, and more. Dimension Pro also includes a large library of production-ready drums with groove programs, which can be dragged into the host application as a MIDI file for further manipulation and control. Powerful synthesis capabilities: o Waveguide generators and wavetable oscillators generate analog-style sounds. o Each program provides up to 20 graphical Envelope Generators for intuitive yet precise control of your sound envelopes. o 20 host tempo-syncing LFOs per program, each with 21 shapes, ensure musically useful modulation over all parameters. Expressive features: o Multiple velocity and keyboard switching and crossfading. o Advanced sample playback techniques, multi-looping, sample switching, and legato on MIDI Continuous Controllers. o Enhanced acoustic simulation is achieved via physical modeling components, such as piano body/damper simulation. Multi-stage effects sections and filters: insert and send effects for each part including: o Bit reducer and Decimator.

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16 filter types. 5 tone drive modes. 3 stackable parametric EQs. 6 delay types. 3 chorus types. LFO filters. Autopan. Room simulation and modulation effects. Mix and layer up to 4 stereo parts per program. Vector Mixer for real-time sound morphing: can be controlled by mouse or MIDI, lets you morph sounds by gliding between the different element s of a program. Drag-and-drop MIDI into host application for groove manipulation.
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Discovery

Discovery is a virtual analog synthesizer emulation featuring multi -layering, a morphing engine, high quality sound, and a simple interface. Features:

128 Patch Memories. Bank browser (by clicking arrows in display LED). More than 2.500 presets in 26 banks (with a dedicated percussion one). Nord Lead 2 and 2X patch import. 4 Layers per Patch. Layer Morphing. 32 Voice Polyphony (One voice used per triggered layer). 2 Oscillators (Sine, Saw, Tri, PWM, Square, Noise) with Ring modulation, sync and anti aliased Frequency Modulation. Resonant Filters (HP, LP12, LP24, BP, NP+L, HP12, Formant, 8 taps phaser). ADSR for Amp & Filter. 2 LFOs. AD Mod Envelope.

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Arpeggiator. Built-in Chorus, Phaser , Panning and Delay effects. Symmetric, Asymmetric and Asymmetric 2 Distortion Modes. Portamento. Poly/Mono/Legato modes. MIDI CC control. MIDI Out (hosts are able of doing MIDI learn).

Discovery Pro

Discovery Pro is a 12 oscillator Virtual Analog Synthesizer featuring 4 layers, WAV and SoundFont (SF2) support, PADSynth, 2X oversampling / undersampling, built -in arpeggiator, sync, FM, 12 filter types, panning modulation, stereo delay and gate effects, graphic envelope modulation. Imports and exports Nord Lead 2 SysEx data. Features:

128 Patch Memories per bank. Parameter Morphing using Modulation Wheel or MIDI velocity. 2x oversampling. 2x oversampled distortions. Bank browser (by clicking arrows in display led and bank name). More than 300 presets in 3 banks (including a percussion one). Nord Lead 2 and 2X patch import. 4 Layers per Patch, each with: o 2 Oscillators (Sine, Saw, Triangle, PWM, Square, Parabolic, White and Pink Noise) with Ring modulation, Sync and Frequency Modulation. o 1 Wave Oscillator. Can load mono, stereo WAV and SoundFont 2 (SF2) files using high quality resampling interpolation. User banks are easily added. o Resonant Filters (LowPass, HighPass, BandPass, BandReject, Formant, 8 taps phaser, X 12/24 dB and Y 12/24 dB are Moog modeled). o ADSR for Amp & Filter. Amplitude envelope can switch between linear and exponential curves. o 2 LFOs. o Modulation Envelope.

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Graphical Modulation Envelope. Arpeggiator. Built-in Chorus, Phaser, Panning Delay and Gate effects. Symmetric, Asymmetric and Asymmetric 2 Distortions. Limiter. Portamento. Poly/Mono/Legato modes. MIDI CC control. MIDI Out.
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DKS Pro

DKS Pro joins the "classical" oscillator-based electronics drum synthesis approach with simple FM synthesis, physical modeling of the drum shell and a powerful set of effects. This synthesizer can emulate many of the classic electronic drum machine sounds, but through its extra FM and physical drum shell modeling features can go much further. Main Features:

8 polyphonic generators. Each generator has: 3 oscillators, FM, Distortion, Bit Reduction, Physical Modeled Shell, Multi-Filter, 2 Modulation controls and intelligent randomizer with customizable target. Full 8 Channel Mixer. Each Mixer Channel has 2 sends (pre and post), pan, mute, solo and VU meter. 3 Stereo out busses (1 stereo in the AU version). Each bus with its own Stereo Multi-tap Delay, Compressor and Ambient FX. Whole Kit intelligent randomizer. MIDI Learn for each parameter. Friendly Presets Management. 3 skins included.

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Drum & Bass Rig

Drum & Bass Rig delivers a wide variety of bass and drum sounds in a single virtual rack. Drum & Bass Rig delivers four modules ideal for creating backing tracks in both authentic and electronic styles: 1. The RD-7 Real Drums module features a comprehensive library of drum kits and individual drums in all styles, with control over tuning, tone, decay, panorama and level. Each kit also has adjustable overheads, room ambience and effects. All kits are GMcompatible and contain an additional standard percussion set. 2. The EB-8 Electric Bass module produces the sounds of authentically played electric bass guitars. This extensive collection includes a large selection of finger, pick, slap and fretless sounds featuring slides, dead notes and harmonics. The EB-8 also includes a built-in bass amp emulation with drive and tone controls, as well as an effects section for creative options. This electric bass collection is topped off by a virtual analog synth bass model. 3. The LC-5 Loop Creator is one of the most efficient and creative tools available for working with loops. Its pool of 250 source loops can be freely combined and flexibly manipulated by options such as slice-reordering, slice muting or group muting of ranges of slices. The LC-5 Loop Creator is designed for people who want their own loops but find it hard to create them from scratch. It also offers a vast range of real-time controls for dynamic playing/arranging. 4. The BL-6 Bassline module is a monophonic bass synthesizer combined with a powerful arpeggiator/step sequencer. Synth controls are straightforward and immediately accessible. An onscreen keyboard provides a familiar step-entry interface pioneered on vintage gear in this genre. Key Rig and Drum & Bass Rig are built on the same engine and therefore share some common features. The master MIDI/Mixer section of Key Rig and Drum & Bass Rig lets you route, split, layer and mix each set of four powerful modules in whatever way best suits users' performance

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and recording needs. A master effects section even allows for adding a common effect in addition to the individual effect section included with each instrument.

Drum Masters

Drum Masters provide multi-track drum kits and multi-track Rex 2 grooves playable from one virtual instrument plug-in for creating realistic drum tracks. Bundled with Sonic Reality's Infinite Player powered by Native Instruments Kontakt Player, the Drum Masters range of products offers the authentic sound of 8 legendary session drummers recorded in some of the best studios in the world. Part of Sonic Reality's Studio ProFiles series, Drum Masters comes in 4 different editions: Silver, Gold, Platinum and a DL "Flex Pak" download version with a la carte drum kits and groove paks. Drum Masters Silver Edition The Silver Edition of Drum Masters features stereo Rex grooves mapped in Kontakt's "Beat Mode" which allows you to play multiple loops mapped across the keyboard at once while each slice of the Rex groove follows in sync with your host's tempo. Over 1,200 unique rhythms created by legendary studio drummers Steve Gadd (Paul Simon, Steely Dan), Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson), Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel), Danny Gottlieb (Pat Metheny Group), Ed Greene (Donald Fagen, Barry White), Nick D'Virgilio (Tears for Fears, Genesis) and Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick). In addition to the grooves you also get playable stereo drum kits mapped in a variety of ways such as GM and Sonic Reality's I-Map. Individual kit pieces such as kick, snare, toms, etc. can be swapped between kits to create your own custom drum kit combinations. Drum Masters Gold & Platinum Editions The Gold Edition has everything from Silver plus 10 multi-track drum kits and over 750 multitrack Rex grooves mapped across the keyboard. Both kits and grooves having individual mic

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channels routed to a standard array of 16 individual outputs for the ultimate mixing flexibility inside your DAW. Seamlessly transition between MIDI played kits and real audio grooves played by the masters to create realistic and professional drum tracks. Sonic Reality's unique multitrack Rex grooves are powerful audio drum loops offering the best of both worlds in discrete mic mixing and flexible tempo control. Additional built-in effects processing and sound shaping parameters are easily accessible from the interface of each instrument and individual kit pieces such as kick, snare, toms, etc. can be swapped between kits to create your own custom drum kit combinations. The Platinum Edition has 2,500 additional stereo Rex grooves and over 1,500 additional multitrack Rex grooves. Also included are additional stick variations such as brushes, blasticks and mallets. Drum Masters DL Edition The Drum Masters DL Edition "Flex Pak" is the least expensive entry into the world of legendar y drummers and the Infinite Player. It comes with a Download Card that can be redeemed at downloadablesoundz.com for a flexible choice of any 5 stereo drum kits or groove paks from the entire Drum Masters series.

Drumachine R8

Drumachine R8 is an 8-part drum synthesizer with 7 drums (each with one sub drum) and a monophonic synthesizer. Features:

7 drums with one sub drum each plus a monosynth. Bassdrum, snaredrum, closed highhat, shaker, handclaps, lo tom & ride cymbal. Bassdrum, rimshot, open highhat, rev. shaker, cowbell, hi tom & rev. ride cymbal. Real time synthesis. Monophonic synthesizer. Build in pitch shifter controlled by pitchbend and modwheel.

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Drumaxx

The Drumaxx percussion modelling instrument gives you total control over 10 physically modelled drums that can be routed to independent outputs for external effects processing. Great, but why should you care when the internet is awash with fantastic sounding drum samples? Image Line says: "In two words, expressive realism. Once a drum sound is recorded, the performance and modulation options are limited to filtering, volume or similar 1 dimensional filtering effects. When a single drum sample is triggered in a roll you get the familiar 'machine-gun' effect, it just sounds artificial. Multi-sampled, multi-layered drums can overcome this limitation but need multi-megabyte or even Gigabyte drum libraries, and even then, you are still limited to the sounds originally recorded." Drumaxx is not based on samples or even commonly used 'synthesis' techniques, where oscillators are mixed and the result is 'electronic'. Drumaxx is a truly 'modelled' drum, and not just a single drum, Drumaxx can model bass drums, hi -hats, snares, realistic and yes electronic sounds too. But what about the traditional 'Achilles' heel' of synthesis, cymbals? Drumaxx models cymbals & metallic 'ethnic' percussion instruments with ease. At the core of Drumaxx is a model of the drum-head. Here the vibrating membrane is represented in a mesh of inter-connected of points, each given physical properties, mass, inertia, stiffness, damping and all that good physics stuff. For the musician, this means Drumaxx can model the drum-head with multiple parameters such as material, thickness, tension and even shape. More importantly the parameters can be modulated in real -time as a function of velocity or external controls. The drum body is also modelled, in terms of material, size, vibration damping and shape. All this gives you mult i-dimensional performance possibilities, a Matrix of variables providing the almost infinite complexity & subtlety of hitting a real drum. Key features:

10 Physically modelled drum pads. Multi-output for individual effects processing on each pad.

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Huge range of modelling possibilities covering sounds from cymbals to kettle -drums. Velocity modulation matrix for detailed expressiveness. Integrated Step-sequencer with trigger-key playback. Integrated effects. Single-pad version 'Drumpad' available for tight integration with FL Studio Stepsequencer.

Drumazon

Drumazon is an emulation of the classic Roland TR-909 drum machine / beatbox, offering all the original functions plus many additional features. Features:

Emulated instruments' synthesis. Perfectly scaled knob ranges with few modifications enlarging spectrum of the sounds. Enhanced control of instruments' sound. Dynamic signal routing from instruments to outputs. User defined plugin output settings. Mutes/solos for each instrument (affect triggering not just the signal). Fully controllable via MIDI CC. Quick MIDI CC assignation with MIDI Learn function. Many ways of controlling the device: 1. External mode (note mode): MIDI map equivalent with the classic drum machine's map. MIDI tune and velocity controls instruments' levels and tunes. 2. Internal sequencer (pattern mode) with 3 sub modes: 8 banks with 12 patterns per bank. Each pattern up to 16 steps of length. Each pattern defined with one of four available measures. Each step can be defined normal or flamed and accented or not. Shuffle mode.

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Flam mode. Tap mode. Chain mode. Shuffle, Flam and TotalAccent values defined globally and per pattern. Scale function and intelligent Rescale (automatically stretches pattern to the chosen measure). Built in Randomizer (selection of instruments to random, steps to be affected, frequency of the randomized notes and more). Patterns import/export via human readable xml files. Two modes of synchronization: 1. Precise synchronization to the host tempo. 2. Synchronization to internal clock - tempo controlled in the range 30-303 BPM (+0.1). Individual presets per instrument with preset manager to easy control.

Drumcore

DrumCore gives songwriters and composers access to grooves and instrument sounds of over a dozen famous drummers and percussionists. It includes a library of both audio loops and MIDI grooves plus a software drum instrument for Mac OS X and Windows. DrumCore covers a multitude of styles including rock, blues, metal, prog, alt-rock, pop, jazz, urban, funk, Latin, reggae and others. A free version of DrumCore is also available. DrumCore FREE Features Groove Browser DrumCore FREE sports DrumCore 3's new "sunburst" user interface which allows easy search and audition of both audio and MIDI grooves in the Groove Browser. Content is arranged into

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song-like GrooveSets, that group related loops, fills and variations together. Content is tagged via metadata that includes Drummer, Musical Style and "Feel" including shuffle, swing, 1/8th, 1/16th, etc. Drag and drop export of audio and MIDI to a track is supported with all popular music/recording applications (including Acid, Cubase, DP, GarageBand, Live, Logic, Pro Tools, Reaper, Sonar, Traction, etc.). Groove Content includes Basic Beats/Rock Pop 101 and Urban GT/Hip-Hop Classics DrumCore FREE includes one of DrumCore 3's bread-and-butter, rock/pop songwriting GrooveSets that features audio loops, fills and variations plus MIDI versions of most of that content. Also included are the Urban GT Hip-Hop Classic grooves (1-4) and some other MIDI grooves. More than enough content is there to get your creative juices flowing. Acoustic Rock/Pop and Electronic/HipHop Kit Plus Latin Sounds Included with DrumCore FREE are some MIDI drumkits for loading into DrumCore's MIDI instrument. Use these for playing the included MIDI grooves or to write your own beats. "LiveDrummer" Technology The LiveDrummer DrumCore 3 MIDI engine enhancements provide greater realism for drum rolls and cymbal performances. Tired of "machine gun" playback? Grab the LiveDrummer slider and get more dynamics into your groove. DrumCore FREE VS. Standard DrumCore FREE Has Much Less Content (around 1 GB vs. around 16 GB) DrumCore includes more content by more drummers across many more styles. Drummers in DrumCore include: Ben Smith (Heart), John Bishop (Ernie Watts), Terry Bozzio (Jeff Beck, Zappa). Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver), Tony Braunagel (Bonnie Raitt), Ned Douglas (Dave Stewart,), Sly Dunbar (Bob Marley), Michael Shrieve (Santana), Alan White (John Lennon, Yes), Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam), John Tempesta (Rob Zombie), Stephen Perkins (Jane's Addiction), Lonnie Wilson (Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts), Luis Conte (Clapton, Sergio Mendes) Zoro (Lenny Kravitz) and others. Even more drummer content is available via "DrummerPack" expansion libraries. FREE Does NOT Include DrumCore Toolkit DrumCore Toolkit is a standalone application that can be used for importing your audio and MIDI loop libraries as well as for building drumkits using WAV or AIFF files. It is also g reat for just jamming with the grooves or for using live with a MIDI controller.

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DrumKit From Hell 2

Sound Library plugin based on Native Instruments' Intakt.

If you need heavy, natural drum sounds, Drumkit From Hell 2 (DFH2) will exceed your expectations. Combining the bleed between microphones provides you with unparalleled realism that is equivalent to having one of the worlds best metal drummers live in your studio. Key features:

Produced by award winning producers Toontrack Music with Tomas Haake (Meshuggah) on a Sonar drumkit. 2.4 Gigs and 3,200 files of unprocessed multiple mic "interactive" drum sounds providing unparalleled realism. 9 mono & 2 stereo outputs with natural bleed through overhead, ambience & snare bottom mics. Easy instrument customization - snare, toms and kick drums use left/right hands/feet. Includes a special version of Kompakt Sampler from Native Instruments (plug-in or standalone) with Direct-from-Disk streaming for Mac and Windows.

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Drums Overkill

Drums Overkill includes more than 27,000 drum & percussion sounds: 10,000 samples assigned to 1,200 drum kits for all musical styles, 5,400 original drum machine samples, 3,800 bass drums, 4,100 snare drums & rim shots, 750 claps & snaps, 480 toms, 1600 hi-hats, 300 cymbals, 670 analogue synth drums & electronic percussion, 340 mixed special effects and 1500 percussion instruments from around the world. Drums Overkill's more than 1,200 drum kits are classified in 16 different musical styles like: 1980's Pop & Dance, Club, House, Dance, Techno, Garage, Trance, Hardcore, Drum & Bass, Electronic, Experimental, 80's Rap & Old School, Hip Hop, RnB, Pop, Vintage & Oldies, Big Beat, Pop Ballads. Overview:

10000 samples assigned to 1200 drum kits for all musical styles 5400 original drum machine samples 3800 bass drums 4100 snare drums & rim shots 750 claps & snaps 480 toms 1600 hi-hats 300 cymbals 670 analogue synth drums & electronic percussion 340 mixed special effects 1500 percussion instruments from around the world

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DrumSpillage

DrumSpillage is a drum synth plug-in. Inspired by early analog and digital drum machines, but expanding on the original blue print, DrumSpillage is equipped with a unique and modern feature set designed for today's electronic musicians and producers. Key Features:

Future proof model-driven architecture. 13 exclusive drum synthesis algorithms with extensive editing facilities. 16 part/64 note polyphonic percussion synthesizer. Pad based real-time control/mixing surface. Fast slider based GUI. Dynamic velocity accent control. Flexible modulation possibilities. Full MIDI key mapping and pad layering. 9 mono/stereo outputs. High resolution 64-bit DSP engine.

Model List:

BD: BassDrum. SCP: SynthClap. CY: Cymbal. WD: WoodDrum. NHH: NoiseHiHat. HB: HandBell. CV: Clave. MB: Membrane. FM: FMPercussion. EBD: ElectroBassDrum. ESN: ElectroSnare.

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EHH: ElectroHiHat. ECY: ElectroCymbal.

Per pad features:


Distortion unit with 6 distortion algorithms. Multi-mode resonant filter section. 2 ADSR envelopes and 1 pitch envelope. 2 LFOs (6 wave shapes). Full MIDI key mapping allows synths to be stacked or played melodically/polyphonically. Realtime MIDI controller and key velocity mapping. 2 Global LFOs available to all parts simultaneously. 9 stereo/mono audio outputs.

DVI Dynamic Acoustic Bass

Warren Senders, Boston bassist and vocalist, filled up SONiVOX's studio with his upright bass sonorities. Like Warren himself this bass has some spit and attitude which will definitely liven up your jazz, pop, and fusion tunes, according to SONiVOX. Dual velocity, the soft strikes are clean and warm and the hard strikes punchy and popped.

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DVI Gugin

The Guqin is a seven-stringed instrument that originated in China over 3,000 years ago. It has a pure, sonorous tone quality well-suited for melodies and pad textures. In ancient times, it was typically used to create a feeling of spiritual aesthetics during ritual ceremonies. Composers created uplifting songs that greatly enhanced celebratory events and complemented poetry performances. Confucius, the famous Chinese philosopher mastered the Guqin and stated that it was his favorite instrument. It was even used to accompany presentations on Confucius ideals, enchanting the audience with beautiful music and brilliant wisdom. Still in use today, the Guqin appears on screen in movies and is featured on famous albums, film-scores and soundtracks.

DVI Mellotron

The Mellotron is one of the most well known and easily recognized early legends. It used analog tape to playback recorded instruments. Its signature sound has shown up on hundreds

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of albums from the Beatles to Beck and has spanned decades of musical changes without ever going out of style. DVI Mellotron includes 3 different Strings Sections from the M200, M300, and Mark2 models, plus the Mixed Voices and of course the famous Mellotron Flute. The download version includes select samples from all these instruments and are looped to conserve memory.

DVI Suitcase Electric Piano

Suitcase Electric Piano is part of the DVI Series (Downloadable Virtual Instruments). Suitcase Electric Piano delivers the classic electric piano sound. 6 velocity layers comprising 230 Mb of sample data give you all the dynamic range this instrume nt is capable of. On board chorus and tremolo depth controls offer more flexibility to dial in the sound you need.

DVI Symphonic Ensemble Brass

Symphonic Ensemble Brass features ensemble legato & staccato brass recordings taken directly from SONiVOX's flagship Symphonic Brass Collection. These 24-bit dual velocity brass

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patches offer lush expressiveness, according to SONiVOX. Includes Tuba, Trombones, French Horns, and Trumpets - all recorded in their proper orchestral positions and layered together into one ensemble brass section. SONiVOX DVIs (Downloadable Virtual Instruments) are designed to provide instant accessibility to a large selection of value priced instruments, perfect for musicians of all types. All DVIs come equipped with their own virtual instrument engine complete with a selection of high quality FX by SONiVOX and iZotope, including Chorus, Delay, Reverb, Amp Simulator, and EQ, as well as an easy-to-use filter and envelope controls section, enabling the user easy sculpting of sounds.

DVI Symphonic Ensemble Brass

Symphonic Ensemble Strings features ensemble legato & pizzicato strings taken directly from SONiVOX's flagship Symphonic String Collection. These 24-bit dual velocity string patches offer lush expressiveness, according to SONiVOX. Five sections: Basses, Cellos, Violas and 1st & 2nd Violins - all recorded in their proper orchestral positions and layered together into one ensemble string section. SONiVOX DVIs (Downloadable Virtual Instruments) are designed to provide instant accessib ility to a large selection of value priced instruments, perfect for musicians of all types. All DVIs come equipped with their own virtual instrument engine complete with a selection of high quality FX by SONiVOX and iZotope, including Chorus, Delay, Reverb , Amp Simulator, and EQ, as well as an easy-to-use filter and envelope controls section, enabling the user easy sculpting of sounds.

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EKS-9

EKS-9 is a special-purpose software synthesizer designed to recreate the sound of analog electronic kickdrum sounds - hence the name EKS (Electronic Kickdrum Synthesizer). The plug-in offers two modes, 808 and 909, each with their own, characteristic sound. It goes far beyond the capabilities of vintage analog hardware, however, and introduces new parameters, most importantly it offers precise control of the pitch. Additionally, despite the fundamentally different models employed, all parameters apply equally to both the 808 and 909 mode. The user interface is organized into four sections controlling the pitch, t he amplitude and pitch envelopes, the attack stage and finally pitch modulation. This layout makes it simple and straightforward to program your own patches or modify existing ones. The included PDF manual provides detailed information about every paramete r.

Electri6ity

Electri6ity is an "epic electric guitar" virtual instrument containing "the most advanced, detailed, and versatile collection of electric guitars ever made in a virtual instrument". Electri6ity contains eight of the most famous and distinguished guitar tones from the history of the instrument: the Strat, Tele, P90, Les Paul, Rickenbacker, Danelectro Lipstick, ES335, and L4.

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More than 24,000 24-bit samples were taken of each guitar. Three pickup options (front, rear, and mixed) are available on every guitar. This allows you to play every articulation on every fret of every string for an authentic guitar sound. Downstrokes, upstrokes, seamless velocity layers, ghost notes, mutes, flageoletts, hammer-ons, pulloffs, slides, releases, and FX. Electri6ity also utilizes advanced scripting, including Articulation Morphing Technology (A.M.T.) and Velocity Morphing Technology (V.M.T.) allowing for the seamless morphing from dead mute to sustain or from soft to loud. Advanced string and fretboard positi oning is performed by artificial intelligence which adapts to your playing. Play fluid lines in real time using the legato engine, play chords using the chord detection engine which understands almost 2000 different chords, easily double-track, do unison bends, strum, pick, trill, tremolo pick, slide... all of this is built into the Electri6ity engine and full editing control is given over each of these parameters. All samples in Electri6ity are recorded clean - a direct input from the guitar. Use Electri6ity's built-in multi-effects (phaser, flanger, chorus, reverb, and delay), Screamer module, and amp simulation (British, Classic, Clean, Jazz, Metal, Modern, and Rock) to make the sound come alive, or use your own guitar amps or simulators to multiply the p ossibilities. Electri6ity is powered by the Kontakt engine so it is compatible with VST, Audio Unit, and RTAS (Pro Tools 7 & 8) plug-in formats on Windows and Mac OS x allowing it to work seamlessly within any major sequencer, in addition to standalone use.

Electric Grand EG70

Electric Grand EG70 is a physical modeling simulation of a CP-70 electro-acoustic baby grand touring piano. EG70 has a very natural response to keyboard dynamics and to the player's style. You'll hear the benefits of physical modeling mostly when the sustain pedal is in use. The sound is warm and metallic at the same time, unpredictable, rich and natural like only a real piano can be. Main features:

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Full Polyphony (73 notes). Adjustable sympathetic resonances. Realistic response to keyboard dynamics. Adjustable global tuning. Four dynamic curves available. Realistic control panel with active EQ and Tremolo effect. Stereo tremolo mode (auto-pan). Adjustable note decay and release lengths. Built-in stereo digital reverb. On-screen help tips and readout values. Low memory and CPU power needed. Easy MIDI-Learn feature.

Electric Keys

Electric Keys delivers authentic sounds of 50 classic, vintage electric keyboard instruments from the last 40 years. This 40GB sound library includes over 20,000 meticulously crafted 24-bit 96 kHz multi-samples of legendary electric pianos, electric organs, clavinets, Wurlitzers, tape samplers, string machines, keyboard basses and other rare and exotic electric keyboard instruments. Fifty well-preserved and maintained vintage instruments were used to create the sounds in Electric Keys, including models from Fender, Yamaha, Korg, Roland, Hammond, Wurlitzer, Hohner, Elka, Farfisa, Mellotron, Moog, RMI, Arp and others. Most instrument samples are supplied at 24-bit 96 kHz resolution, but they can be played at any standard sample rate via Electric Keys' flexible 32-bit UVI playback engine. Presets consist of carefully crafted multi-samples with multiple velocities, layers and/or release samples, depending on the instrument. Samples are streamed from disk, so even large presets load quickly and conserve computer memory. Sounds are organized in 12 banks, each with its own authentic look ("skin"), allowing users to install on their hard drive only the banks they wish to use. Electric Keys presets can be loaded into MachFive 2 for advanced sound design and layering.

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A simple and attractive software interface The Electric Keys window offers a few simple controls, including volume, pan, tone and tremolo settings, along with two preset slots, which allow users to layer two sounds using the convenient multi-column preset browser. When a preset loads, the background displays the "skin" for the corresponding bank, but the controls and their operation remain the same, regardless of the unique look and feel for each bank. Once one or two sounds are loaded, the user can simply play, adjusting parameters as desired, while CPU -efficient 256-note polyphony ensures that notes are never cut off due to voice-stealing. All parameters can be automated via convenient "MIDI learn", where the user can simply right click any control to assign any MIDI controller. Users can load and save "combis" consisting of a snapshot of the entire plug-in, including effects. Combis can be shared among plug-in formats and the stand-alone version even across computer platforms. Dozens of factory presets and combis are supplied. The three-dimensional piano keys across the bottom of the Electric Keys window highlight during playback. Users can click the keys to audition sounds. Separate multi-effects rack Users can click the FX button to open the FX-Rack, which is a separate window with eight effects that can be applied individually or in combination as a multi -effect to any preset. Effects include amp simulation, filter, chorus, flanger, phaser, UVinyl (to add "wear and tear"), delay and reverb. Since effects can be loaded, created and saved independently of instrument presets, it is easy to mix and match effects with presets, allowing users to experiment with practically infinite combinations. All effects parameters can be automated with one-click "MIDI Learn" CC assignments.

Electro ID

Electro ID features selected Construction Kits produced by the Elektro Artist Asem Shama (Techno ID / Ghostline / Franko Zeiger). It includes 1 Gb of exclusive Drum Loops, Patterns, Synth, Bass Lines, FX, Single Sounds:

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100 construction kits 250 instrument loops 100 drum construction kits 300 single drum loops 700 single sounds.

Electro Producer Pack

Electro Producer Pack is an Elastik Player-based library of "cutting-edge Club Electro necessities". Ueberschall suggests that this Producer Pack includes everything that's needed for a current professional electronic production. All sounds are organized and sorted to fit variou s genres like: House, Minimal, Trance, HardTechno, Dance or JumpStyle; to name few. To further boost workflow every file is branded with tempo and root key / key signature where applicable. All samples are pre-mapped to enable seamless integration into you r DAW of choice. The extreme and lush textures of sound effects, synthesizer sounds and loops where created with both analog and digital hardware synthesizers:

Analog: Moog Voyager, Studio Electronics SE-1, Andromeda, Roland SH 101, MonoPoly, Juno 106, Oberheim Xpander, Oberheim OBMX, Waldorf Pulse. Digital Modeling: Clavia Nordlead, Access Virus, Korg MicroKorg, Juno 1, Juno 2.

This product is divided into 7 main folders: 1. Single Drum Sounds: Tons of grab and go ready, punch filled and over the top: kick drums, claps, snare, hi hats, cymbals and shaker samples and other principals for the club scene. 2. Drumloops: The drumloops have a wide reach of diverse styles, such as natural drum loops, shaker, percussion, hi-hat loops and even distorted, phased, flanged or crushed drum loops are available.

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3. Single Percussion Sounds: Hundreds of high impact global / hybrid percussion single sounds, custom tailored and treated for injection into the club mixing atmosphere. 4. SFX: The 550 Sound Effects are split into up and down lifting sweeps, bits and pieces, effect loops and into a mixed category. The mixed category consists of atmospheres, hits, LFO, noise and weird effects. 5. Synth Loops: 540 synth loops. Each folder is fortified with different sound patterns. They can be used as fill in, backing or main melody. Every Synth Loop also includes a set of variations. 6. Synth Sounds: The 215 Synth Single Sounds are divided into bass and lead sounds, including types such as sinus, saw, resonance, sub, noisy and distorted sounds for example. Sounds sampled with lengths of up to 8 sec. 7. Vocoded Voices: 175 supplemental vocoded vocals to give your productions the finishing touch. Bonus: Besides the over 1,250 Drum and Percussion Sounds, there is an archive which consist of about 150 NO-KICK Drum loops. Electro Producer Pack is produced by sound designer and producer Marc Steinmeier.

Electro Producer Pack 2

Electro Producer Pack 2, the follow up to EPP1, provides 1.9 GB of full-range Electro Sounds and Samples and surrounding styles such as Nu Dance, House, Minimal, Trance, Techno, Dance and Breaks. EPP2 is divided into 7 main folders and consists of 3,322 samples total. Material is grouped into:

1,153 single drum and percussion sounds. 777 kick-drum-less and percussion loops which are packed into 113 drum-less themes. 138 synth sounds. 331 synth loops. 355 effect sounds (sfx sounds).

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346 effect loops which are packed into 56 sfx themes (sfx loops). 222 vocal samples and loops.

The main components found in EPP2:

Drum Single Sounds and Percussion Sounds: Tons of grab and go ready, punch filled and over the top: kick drums, claps, snare, hi hats, cymbals and shaker samples. Also Hundreds of high impact global / hybrid percussion single sounds, custom tailored and treated for injection into the club mixing atmosphere. Kick-Drum-less loops and Percussion loops: Every one of the 113 Kick-Drum-less themes contains a main mix plus every element broken out. These are 777 Loops, which you can mix with each other to create new unique loops. These loops have a wide reach of diverse styles, such as shaker, percussion, hi-hat loops and even distorted, phased, flanged or crushed drum loops are available. Some loops are mounted with sfx sounds and other effects to make them grab and go ready. Synth Sounds: The 138 Synth Single Sounds are divided into bass and lead sounds, including types, such as sinus, saw, resonance, sub, noisy and distorted sounds for example. Ueberschall sampled the sounds with lengths of up to 12 sec. All sounds were created with theses synthesizers: Moog Voyager, Studio Electronics SE-1, Alesis Andromeda A6, Korg MonoPoly, Oberheim Xpander, Oberheim OBMX. Synth Loops: Well known from products such as Analog Attack, Liquid Electro Lines are the 346 synth loops. Ueberschall fortified each folder with different sound patterns. They can be used as fill in, backing or main melody. Every Synth Loop also includes a set of variations which are different in terms of filter movement, sound and groove. SFX Sounds: The 355 Sound Effects are split into sweeps, bits and pieces and into a mixed category. All sweeps were polished with additional effects, especially reverbs. The bits and pieces were divided into glitches, noises, crackles, low and high tension sounds. The mixed category including types, such as atmospheres, hits, LFOs, noise sounds, weird effects and so on. SFX Loops: This folder includes 56 SFX themes. These loops have the same structure as the drum-less loops - a main mix plus every element broken out - making 346 loops overall for this category, which include different kinds of sound effects. For instance: LFOs, sweeps, noisy sounds, glitches, crushed sounds and many more. Vocals: The 222 Vocal samples are separated into vocal cuts and vocal phrases. Inside the vocal cuts folder you can find short shots from various female and male artists. The vocal phrases folder is made up of several catchy vocoder and talkbox phrases.

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Electrolines

Electrolines - Liquid Bass and Lead Lines is a Liquid-Player-based plug-in that delivers 78 themes and over 1000 analog synth sequences. Every single theme consists of leads, basses and effects, which are different in terms of filter movement, sound and groove. This material can be used as a main melody, backing or fill -in. It's also compatible with diverse commercial / professional environments and tracking needs. All cuts have been sculpted especially for electronic music genres like Electro House, Electronica, Minimal, Progressive House, Trance, Tech House and Drum&Bass, to name a few. Electrolines was produced solely with analogue synthesizers and signal processing gear. A few examples include: Moog Voyager, Alesis Andromeda, Omega 8, Se-1x, SH-101, Korg Monopoly, Oberheim Xpander & Ob-MX. The included Liquid-Player engine makes it possible easily alter the provided content. Change the key, tempo, pitch, or formants of whole melodies or single notes in only a few steps. It also allows you to switch the start and end points.

Elektrik Piano

Elektrik Piano fuses the four most legendary electric pianos of the last century into one charismatic software instrument. Elektrik Piano reproduces the beloved electro-magnetic sounds of the Fender Rhodes MK I and MK II, the Hohner Clavinet and the Wurlitzer piano with

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unparalleled authenticity and charm making it an essential companion for studio and stage. Feature Overview:

Sample-based software instrument faithfully reproducing the sounds of Fender Rhodes MK I and MK II, Hohner Clavinet E7 and Wurlitzer A 200. Based on the powerful KONTAKT sampling engine. Sophisticated multisampling with full-length samples captured in multiple velocities and special release-samples. Up to 256 simultaneous voices for virtually unlimited polyphony. Easy and intuitive user interface. Integrated effects include Chorus, Phaser, Tremolo, Reverb and more. Careful selection of highly playable presets included. Configurable performance sets for quick recall. Individual velocity curves to adapt to different keyboard characteristics.

Elements

Vienna Instruments Elements is a showcase for water, metal, glass, and stone, Elements is a major expansion on the well-known Horizon Series Glass & Stones edition. It offers new instruments such as the bass waterphone, an unusual, evocative instrument with a diameter of 14 inches. Its larger number of sounding rods, their increased length, the larger opening as well as the bigger resonating body with more water, furnish the musician with more unusual sonic possibilities and a wider variety of colors than the conventional waterphone. The oversi zed tam-tam, with a diameter of more than 65 inches, was treated with all the tricks of the trade, with a special nod to Stockhausens opus Mikrophonie and others. It was struck with metal rods, cardboard and jigsaw blades, hit and rubbed with chains, and manhandled with fly swatters, an egg cutter, and even a massaging rod. The bottles contained herein are blown with articulations such as sustains and flutter tonguing.

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The 18 GB Elements Collection also features glass bells, musical glasses, a glass harmonica, a verrophone and a 5-octave lithophone.

Elite Orchestral Percussion

Elite Orchestral Percussion is a 19 GB Kontakt Player 2-based sample library filled with a variety of both traditional and unusual orchestral percussion. The collection feature s over 250 distinct orchestral percussion instruments across the full span of categories: bass drums, snare drums, cymbals of every type, chimes, gongs, handbells, mallets, tambourines, timpani, triangles, wind chimes, wood blocks, accessories, FX, and ethnic and world instruments. Elite Orchestral Percussion features a number of cutting-edge techniques to maximize and enhance the playability of the library, including a randomization engine which utilizes a variety of advanced techniques to maximize realism. A full performance view is available in all instruments, enabling instant triggering and programming of various common percussion articulations such as flams, 3-stroke ruffs, chokes, rolls, and realistic rhythmic pattern generators. Elite Orchestral Percussion offers dozens of different room and reverb options via a custom set of convolution impulses implemented in EZRoom. EZRoom is a drop-down menu in the interface that, with one click, allows you to place the percussion in everything from the world's greatest chapels and concert halls to caverns, chambers, and small rooms, all with minimal processor hit and no additional RAM usage. Unusual sonic spaces are also included for esoteric effects. EZRoom multiplies the different sonic options available to the discerning orchestral writer. Elite Orchestral Percussion is powered by the Kontakt Player 2 engine, offering total integration into all major sequencers via its AudioUnit, VST, and RTAS plug -ins, as well as standalone operation. It also works perfectly within both Kontakt 2 and Kontakt 3.

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Epik DrumS

As part of the Ken Scott Collection Series, "EpiK DrumS - A Ken Scott Collection" is a massive virtual instrument/plug-in for drum kits and grooves with the authentic sound and feel of classic rock records. It features 5 of the world's best drummers recorded by legendary producer/engineer Ken Scott. In EpiK DrumS, Ken recreated the drum sounds of multi -track studio sessions he recorded with David Bowie, Supertramp, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Dixie Dregs, Missing Persons, Elton John and The Beatles. Authentic classic drum sounds were achieved from using the same rare recording equipment, the same instruments, expert technical assistance from Ross Garfield "The Drum Doctor", advanced sound development by Sonic Reality and collaboration with the original drummers Bill Cobham, Terry Bozzio, Woody Woodmansey, Bob Siebenberg and Rod Morgenstein. Features:

Virtual Drum & Groove Instrument/Plug-in for authentic classic drums. Multi-track drum kits and audio grooves recorded by legendary engineer/producer Ken Scott. Unique Kits and Grooves of top drummers: Bill Cobham, Bob Siebenberg, Terry Bozzio, Woody Woodmansey and Rod Morgenstein. Over 80 Gigabytes of high quality 24 bit drum samples. Over 2,000 audio grooves ranging from classic rock and pop time signatures to fusion and unique style complex grooves rarely found in sample libraries. Seven Advanced Expressive Drum Kits in the style of artists such as David Bowie, Supertramp, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Dixie Dregs, Missing Persons, Elton John and The Beatles. Flexible mix and match kit pieces for unlimited custom drum kits as well as percussion. "Out of the box" album mixes by Ken Scott as well as discrete mixing control for both instant gratification and flexibility.

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MIDI Drum Kits mapped in GM, iMap, V-Drum, Performance and Custom modes with MIDI learn for the ability to play from a keyboard or any electronic drum kit. Includes Sonic Reality's proprietary Multi-track Rex Grooves which are real live-played drum loops mapped to the keyboard. Snap to the tempo of your host while providing full discrete mic mixing capability between directs, overheads, room and more. Includes the Infinite Player powered by Kontakt for compatibility as a plug -in for every major DAW as well as stand-alone for the Mac and PC. Mix and match custom kits compatible with other Drum Masters series titles. The combination of authentic grooves and playable drum kits allows you to create the most realistic drum tracks for your music.

EST

The heart of EST is a 12*Multi-timbral sampler. Each sampler can be controlled either by your host, MIDI-in or the internal step-sequencer. The step-sequencer contains 128 recallable patterns, which are clearly organized in banks, programs and variations. Each pattern conta ins complete sequences with triggers, notes and automation-data for the 12 samplers. Sampler

Imports WAV and AIF with all known sub formats. Uses its own 32-bit-float format for setting up slots (a sample with extensions) and kits. Quick access via tree-menus and customizable sample-directory's. One shot, forward, backward, ping pong. Scalable root-key. Multi-sample support by using multiple rows and key zones (from/to). Keytrack-option. Sample-offset controllable. Up to 128 voices polyphony. Modes: Poly, Legato and Mono. Scalable Unison, Voice-Limit and Detune.

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Chord-mode (combinable with unison). Oscillator mode (waveform are used as oscillators) with 2 distortion modes and lp -filter. Volume, pan and morph with inertia. Pitchbend (global and single) with scalable range. Fine-tune. Glide-mode (works even in poly mode) with adjustable glide-time. Amplitude envelope ADSR with velocity sense. Modulation envelope ADSR with velocity sense (can be modulated by LFO2). Two syncable LFO's with sin, tri, pulse, saw, saw up/down and scalable phase. Filter (lp, hp, bp, br, eq, ls, hs) with overdrive. Modulation of pitch, filter, morph and mod-adsr itself. Almost all parameters can be automated by the step-sequencer. Loop-recorder for reuse of sequences as samples or usage in other applications. Basic functions for mono/stereo-conversion, channel swap, normalize, gain and reverse. Menu option to edit and reload sample in your preferred sample -editor.

GUI

Well structured, lightweight user-interface with customizable color-schemes. Visualization of used patterns. Step-LED's for visual feedback. Integrated Help system. Support for right mouse button, wheel. Almost all functions are available without control/shift keys.

Global settings and functions


Preset browser. Scope and level display (with clip and sync indicator). Gain slider. Songinfo (opens linked web site or document). Sync mode (internal, host, manual). Key-select (auto-activation of rows regarding key-zone). Grid-size (piano-roll and drum-grid). Record velocity, delay-time and auto-step. Audition (editing and sample-import, velocity and gate-time).

Synchronization

Host synchronization for tempo, transport. Inter process synchronization (mute, solo, play, record). Relative tempo from 1/32. to 32/1t. Sample accurate timing.

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Row Parameters

Output-port (EST can use up to 12 outputs). Trigger channel (active, all and 1-16). Route (trigger other rows, make custom chords, trigger multi -samples). Relative transpose, velocity, gate-time and delay. Swing affecting delay and velocity (scalable first step and interval). Humanization for velocity, delay and gate-time. Step-divide, which allows to play a row in a different tempo (adjustable divide and length).

Live situation (MIDI-in targets)


Bank, program and variation recall via MIDI-note. Start/Stop, Start, Mute/Solo, Sync. Row-mute. Navigation and editing via controllers (every single step can be controlled). MIDI-Learn function. MIDI-Thru. Panic. Transpose via MIDI-note (global and single-row). Free and Hold mode.

Recording

Step and Live recording. Adjustable auto-step, velocity and delay. Built-in Loop-Recorder, Wave-export. Record loop to sample.

Ethno Instrument

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Ethno Instrument is a world/ethnic instrument with an 21 GB library of world/ethnic instruments, loops and phrases. With 4GB of expressive ethnic instrument sounds combined with another 4GB of authentic world music loops and phrases, Ethno Instrument includes all of the exotic textures needed to take recordings to the four corners of the globe. Ethno's multi-column preset browser clearly organizes both instruments and loops by regions of the world, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Celtic, Eastern Europe, India, Middle East, Mediterranean, West Indies, Occidental and others. Instrument sounds may also be browsed by instrument categories, including Woodwind, Stringed, Bell/Metal/Gong, Key, Voice, Percussion and others. When the user loads a sound, a map displays the area of the world that the instrument comes from. If the user then clicks the map, a picture of the instrument appears so that the user can see what it looks like. Musicians who specialize in each instrument were recorded in world -class studios with pristine audio fidelity and careful attention to detail. For example, many of the included instruments do not conform to Western tonality, so two different Ethno presets are provided: one preset with original, unmodified tuning and a second preset with each note tuned to conform to a Western 12-tone chromatic scale. Users can then play the instrument in its truly au thentic form or easily incorporate it into music with conventional Western tonality. Loops and Phrases Ethno Instrument's 4GB of stylistically authentic loops and phrases include percussive rhythms, vocal utterances, solo and ensemble voices, single-instrument chord progressions, multiinstrument rhythm sections, ornamental flourishes (such as harp glissandos), and much more. Rhythmic loops always play in tempo with each other, wherever possible, and a "Sync to Host" button allows loops to play in tempo with the time line of plug-in host applications. State-ofthe-art time stretching technology ensures sound quality, even at extremely slow or fast tempos. Many additional looping controls are provided, such as Sample Start adjust, Double/Half Tempo and Latch mode for starting and stopping loops with a single keystroke. Highly rhythmic and percussive loops are stored as sliced loops, similar to REX2 files. With a single click on the "Map" button, loop slices can be automatically mapped to MIDI notes as single hits or beats. Users can then trigger (and record) the individual beats from a MIDI keyboard, drum pad or other MIDI controller to completely rearrange (or otherwise manipulate) the beats any way they wish. Drag and Drop To import a loop into the host for further editing, processing and manipulation directly in the host, users can simply drag and drop the loop from the Ethno Instrument window into a host audio track. Sliced loops can be dragged into a MIDI track as MIDI data, where all of the MIDI sequencing capabilities of the host application, such as randomization and groove quantize, can be brought to bear on the MIDI notes that trigger each slice.

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Sound sculpting and convolution reverb The sound of all loops and phrases can be independently adjusted with a variety of intuitive sound-shaping tools, including an amplitude envelope, multimode filter, LFO, two -shelf EQ, pitch controls, and MIDI velocity response curves. The built-in convolution reverb allows users to place their sounds in authentic acoustic spaces, from natural settings like caves and forests to spacious concert halls and soaring cathedrals.

Ethno World

Ethno World 4 Professional is a Kontakt Player -based virtual instrument collection of more than 200 ethnic instruments and 14,000 samples developed by German composer Marcel Barsotti. EastWest, exclusive U.S. distributor of Best Service products, introduced Ethno World 4 Professional at NAMM 2008. Having composed music for film and television, as well as popular and classical artists, Barsott i brings users professionally recorded sounds that easily fit into their daily projects. With 10 Gigabytes of samples including bowed instruments, stringed instruments, woodwind and brass, key instruments, bell-type instruments, metal-type instruments, world drums, world percussion, gongs and bowls, Ethno World 4 allows composers to integrate sounds from all over the world without having to leave their workstation. Some samples new to the fourth edition of this collection include: saron, Tibetan bells, saz, kantele, Irish flutes, military cassa, angklung, Egyptian fiddle, erhu, gaohu, scale changer harmonium, bouzouki, santoor, hulusi, dung dkar horns, cajon, balafon, Western fiddle, and monochord. The collection also features the popular Dilruba and Esraj I ndian string instruments. For the first time in the Ethno World line, the collection will now offer voice samples of a Mongolian choir, overtone singing, and individual female and male voices. Ethno World 4 packs the power and variety of larger orchestra collections at an aggressive price point. For example, with the Morin Khuur string ensemble from Mongolia, one can create a whole string arrangement with up to 14 key switches. Using Ethno World 4 and the Kontakt Elastic Audio Engine "Time Machine 2," compo sers can transpose all instruments and playing styles into any key. Using this same function, all of the collection's drum and percussion loops can be played in all tempos and each individual loop can be programmed in all parameters. For added customization, Kontakt's Sample Start Offset allows users to select the point when a phrase starts playing. For added authenticity for solo

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woodwinds, a Legato Modus is now available. With the Humanize Modus each note can be given a slightly altered timbre. This micro-tuning provides the greatest diversity of ethnic tunings and tone scales.

EVE

EVE, or Electronic Vintage Ensemble, was made to recreate in the virtual world of soft-synths the exciting and immediate experience of the early age of electronics in pop, rock and jazz music from the 1960s and 1970s. During this creative period in music history, many musicians started to employ the innovative sounds of the 'electric keyboards' which were newly available for use on stage and in the studio: Rhodes electric pianos, Hammond and Vox organs, Hohner clavinets, strings machines such as the Arp Solina string ensemble, Moog synthesizers, and all those that are now considered 'classics'. It was not only keyboards that were a part of this revolution in popular music: the use of effects and recording techniques for layering, blending and manipulating sounds transformed the way music was produced and conceptualized. Tape based delay lines, rotating speaker cabinets, guitar distortion pedals, wah wah, phasing, flanging and other effects became an integral part of the process of sound design. EVE takes these vintage sounds and this early approach to 'electronic' music production as a starting point, bringing this general philosophy and sound into the modern virtual environment with an intuitive and powerful interface. At the core of the EVE approach to sound design is the basic structure of 3 sample-playing layers, 2 multi-effect racks, and a selected library of multisampled 'electric keyboards'. This enables the blending of several waveforms and instruments into a vintage wall of sound, or alternatively, the use of the 3 layers multi-timbrally as a vintage workstation. These layers can then be further processed through EVE's powerful multi-effect racks.

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EVE features a well designed system of parameters for tweaking instruments and effects towards musical results, with all parameters accessible on a single page for easy and intuitive sound design. Using EVE 2 is just like having the vintage boxes at your fingertips. Features:

3 wave player sections with: o ADSR envelope. o Velocity sens. o Double KeyTrack scaling. o LP, HP, BP, and BR filters with resonance and env. amount. o 3 band equalizer. o Pitch, Amp and Pan LFOs. o Pitch envelope enable. o Semitone transpose. o Fine pitch. o Send to FX 1. o Send to FX 2. o Volume. o Mute switch. o VU meter. o Velocity Zone: min and max. o Key Zone : high and low. o Polytimbric over 3 parts. o 3 modes for each LFO: Free, Sync, Inv. o 'Fractal' randomisation for filter modulation. o FM and AM per oscillator. Master controls: o Glide. o Mono mode. o LFO masters. o Fine tuning. o Velocity sens. o Two DSP sections: Echo (true stereo vintage tape delay emulation, with Sync Chorus). Modulator (Leslie, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Wha Filter, OverDrive). o MIDI Learn: More than 100 parameters remotely controllable by MIDI Control Changes. o 300+ presets.

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Evolve

Created by the TV and video game composers from Heavy Melody Music & Sound Design, Evolve is a virtual instrument powered by Native Instruments' Kontakt 2 Player. With an emphasis on the dramatic, it is geared toward film and game audio, as well as artist production and live performance. Sonically, Evolve doesn't just contain the typical sounds that form the foundation of most composers' setups. Instead, it accentuates them with a powerful combination of diverse percussion, massive stings/transitions and evocative tonalities in ways that have "never been heard before". Evolve's signature collection features:

600+ beat-sliced loops strategically key-mapped into 7 genre-specific suites. 60 sequenced and arpeggiated percussive and tonal instruments. 75+ modern percussion kits and instruments. 45+ sting and transitional instruments. 250+ tonal instruments and FX. 3 custom scripted interfaces. Nearly 6 gigabytes containing 3,900+ 24/16 bit samples. Powerful user control features. Intuitive key-mapping systems. Enhanced creativity and productivity.

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EVP73

Fender Rhodes Stage Piano Mk II emulation 73 note polyphonic Uses Emagic's EVP88 core engine Native tone generation system (Not samples) Decay & Release envelope controls Bell & Damper volume controls Tremolo - Rate, Intensity, & Stereophase

EXSP24

Playback only version of EXS-24 8-24 bit depth/ 11-96kHz sample rate in any combination Supports EXS24/WAV/AIFF/SDII/SF2 sample formats Samples can't be edited within EXSP24

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Extreme

Extreme is a hybrid synthesizer which plays an extensive set of extreme waveforms/samples, for example distorted, big, punchy, noisy and wicked waveforms, processing these using a filter, envelopes, an LFO, an ensemble, delays and an effect section which features 133 different effect modes, including crossfading effects and layered effects. Main features are:

1024 presets (if all soundpacks are installed). A soundpack is an expansion which adds new extreme waveforms and presets. Crossfading and layered effects which feature distortion, filter banks, a resonator, flanger, sub oscillation, amp modulation, pitch shift, etc. All knobs can be mapped to MIDI controllers with a simple "learn" function. Ensemble with adjustable amount and mix. Stereo delays. Full polyphony. Only your CPU sets the limit or you may set a fixed voice limit.

EZdrummer

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EZdrummer is a multi-microphone drum sampler designed for musicians and producers in need of a compact, affordable, easy to handle plug-in without compromising sound quality or control. The visualized drums in the interface combine auditioning of sounds and drumkit construction. The extensive drag and drop MIDI-library (featuring 2000+ MIDIfiles) enables users to create a great drum-track in just a few clicks. For more advanced handling, users can control microphone bleeding and levels between drums using the internal mixer. The mixer also allows stereo and multitrack routing into the host through one single plug -in, and thanks to the second generation Toontrack Percussive Compression (TPC), system requirements are kept to a minimum. Features:

Ranges from entry level usability to pro handling. Multiple microphone control. TPC G2 reduces system requirements to a minimum. Operates in General MIDI. Internal mixer allows stereo and multi-track routing into the host through one single plug-in. Preset mix modes for quick sound changes. Interface visualizes the drums loaded and combines auditioning and kit construction. Drums recorded at Avatar Studios, New York by world-class drummers and producers. Instant access to a large library of drum patterns with pre-listening, quick browsing and drag'n'drop functionality. The humanizer function combines drum hit randomizing and non -cycling. Velocity sweep allows instant seamless velocity changes from 1-127. Possibilities for the user to add their own MIDIfiles to the library.

EZplayer Free

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EZplayer Free is the MIDI browser from Toontrack's dfh EZdrummer and it showcases the MIDI handling capabilities of EZdrummer and lets you add, catalogue, audition and use your MIDI files with your favorite drum sampler. EZplayer Free:

Showcases the EZ MIDI handling as used in EZdrummer. Organizes and converts MIDI files to the mapping of all the major acoustic drum samplers available on the market. Ensures current and future dfh Superior users can access MIDI content and functionality. Gives users the capability to add their own MIDI into the EZplayer browser. Is compatible with the MIDI libraries shipping with EZdrummer's EZXs expansion packs. Supports drag and drop capabilities into all major hosts. Gives the user the ability to import and use MIDI in EZplayer Free from any of the drum sampler formats supported by the software. Contains a number of free MIDI files.

EZplayer Pro

EZplayer Pro is a plug-in MIDI engine that lets you collect and organize all the MIDI on your hard drive. You can combine, put together and fuse drum and percussion MIDI clips from individual kit pieces to entire arrangements and audition them with your favorite drum sampler in EZplayer Pro before dragging them into your sequencer. EZplayer Pro includes map-wrappers between different drum sampler formats. These allow you to use the MIDI from one brand of drum sampler with a sampler from another brand as a sound source on the fly. The map-wrapper encompass all common brands in the market. EZplayer Pro is organized as a multi track arranger where every track can be connected to a virtual instrument in the main sequencer and EZplayer Pro be utilized to audition different instruments in combination before you adjust them in detail.

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The tracks and the sub tracks with fills and variations can also be aligned to a hardware controller such as a keyboard or percussive controller to trigger MIDI sequences l ive. EZplayer pro point by point:

MIDI engine available as a plug-in from your host that lets you organize and preview all the MIDI on your hard drive with the sampler of your choice. Imports your MIDI libraries by using the Add Path menu in the EZplayer p ro interface or by dragging the folders into the EZplayer pro window. Multi track arranging capabilities. Sequence, edit and fuse your MIDI into new arrangements to save back into the EZplayer pro or to drag and drop into your host for use in new compositions. Works with all major host applications on the market but also with Toontrack solo (Toontrack's own host application, free for all registered users of Toontrack samplers, version 1.1 required). See compatibility list for details. Supports any GM compliant software and hardware samplers as well as virtually all leading drum samplers on the market (including Toontrack EZdrummer and Superior lines of course). See compatibility list for details. Supports all common time signatures internally in addition to syncing to host tempo and signature. Split percussive MIDI files into kit pieces. Combine instrument kit pieces from one file with instruments from another to create new beats. Time stretch separate MIDI clips or kit pieces patterns and add accented cues to your beats with the accent tool. Adjust velocity, lengths or transpose single clips or entire tracks to create more dynamics in your grooves. Translate MIDI content between all common drum sampler formats on the market. Control and trigger sequences live with the MIDI hardware learn functions. Record and fuse multi part arrangements into single MIDI file clips. Search and buy MIDI content on the internet from the third party content providers listed in the interface. Stand alone workstation for creating MIDI beats when used in conjunction with Toontrack solo and EZdrummer or Superior Drummer, the award winning samplers from Toontrack. MIDI content played by David "Fingers" Haynes and Per Mikaelsson (Claustrophobic EZX) included.

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Fab Four Virtual Instrument

Fab Four is a virtual instrument inspired by the sounds of the Beatles, using the same kind of instruments and recording equipment the Beatles used to create their music. No expense was spared finding the same kind of equipment the Beatles used to create their sounds to produce this collection. Well over a million dollars worth of rare period instruments, amplifiers, microphones, recording desks (including very rare EMI REDD tube and TG12345 desks), outboard equipment (including Fairchild limiters and EMI RS124 modified Altec compressors), and Studer J-37 tube multi-tracks were used in this production. Key Facts Recording:

Engineered by KEN SCOTT (Beatles/David Bowie/Elton John/Supertramp etc.). Includes authentic rare period guitars (acoustic and electric), basses, drums, keyboards, stringed and other misc instruments. The same kind of microphones were used to record all instruments (Neumann/AKG/Cole/STC). The same kind of period amplifiers - Vox AC30 (1963), Fender Showman (1967), Fender DeLuxe (1967), Fender Tan Showman (1963), Vox Defiant (1966), Vox 730 (1966), Vox 7120 (1966), Fender Bassman (1963) - were used with the electric guitars. The same kind of recording desks and preamps, including a very rare EMI REDD tube desk, EMI TG12345 desk (the same kind of desk used to record Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"), and EMI REDD47 preamps, were used to record all instruments. The same kind of limiters (Fairchild) and compressors (rare EMI RS124 modified Altec) were used for dynamics control. The same kind of Studer J-37 tube 4-track was used to record everything.

Instruments:

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Guitars (some costing over $200,000 each) played by Laurence Juber (Paul McCartney and Wings) include Gretsch Firebird (1959), Gretsch Tennessean (1963), Rickenbacker 360-12 (1965), Martin D-28 (1966), Fender Stratocaster (1956), Epiphone Casino (1956), Fender Telecaster (1951), Gibson SG (1960), Les Paul Goldtop (1957), Gibson J200 (1966), Hofner Bass (1963) and Rickenbacker Bass (1964). Guitars were sampled with up and down strokes, multiple velocities and picking styles, some with chords and effects. Most of the sounds would be impossible to create without all of the above equipment. For example, the "revostortion" guitar sound was created by feeding a Epiphone Casino guitar into one EMI REDD 47 preamp, and the output into a second EMI REDD 47 preamp, which is exactly how it was created originally by the EMI/Abbey Road engineers. Drums played by DENNY SEIWELL (Paul McCartney and Wings) include a rare 1960 Ludwig downbeat kit with Zildjian cymbals (snare 5 x 14/toms 9 x 13/16 x 16/kick 22 x 14/zildjan 20" crash ride/18" crash medium/14" Hi-Hat). Drums are all multi-sampled with up to 16 velocity layers, left and right hand. The sounds were all matched to a particular style (e.g. A Day in the Drums, Ticket to Drums, Yer Drums). We even recorded some heavily modulated cymbals through a Fairchild limiter for authenticity. Keyboards include Baldwin Electric Harpsichord (Because I'm a Harpsichord), Clavioline (Baby I'm a Clavioline), Birthday Piano (through VOX Defiant guitar amp), Lucy in the Lowery, Strawberry Flutes, We Can Work a Harmonium, and other stringed instruments including Swarmandel Forever.

Effects:

Includes a software version of ADT (artificial double tracking) with buil t-in tape simulator, created and programmed specially for this project. All instruments are newly recorded multi-samples for this collection, none of the sounds came from any Beatles music or records.

Fatsondo

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3 oscillators. Polyphonic Unison Mode. Performance keys. Formant Filters. Filter banks (4th pole resonant LP/HP filter with an LFO, which can modulate the filter frequency). Chaos Oscillator. Built-in Effects (flanger, chorus and stereo delay). Evolution / Genetic editing.

FilterBank3

FilterBank3 is more than a filter plugin - it is a complete plug-in Synthesizer and a flexible Multieffect Unit. The modular design and flexible modulation routing give you nearly unlimited possibilities. With self-oscillating filters, oscillators and feedback it can create complete sequences and textures. The built-in step sequencer can create rhythmic sequences with some mouse clicks. Feature overview:

58 high-end stereo filters. Semi-modular architecture. Flexible routing. 2 anti-aliased OSCs/LFOs with BPM Sync and 11 wave shapes. Alias free FM and AM. 12 oversampled types of distortion. 20 types of surround delay, reverb. 200+ presets. Can be loaded as synthesizer as well as effect. Vocal filtering, equalizing, phasing, flanging, compression. Feedback. Step sequencer. MIDI learn.

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Autosync to BPM. Realtime frequency display. Envelope follower. Tool tips and help functions.

Filterscape VA

The Filterscape bundle consists of the main Filterscape multimode filter plug-in plus its two sister plug-ins - Filterscape VA, a virtual analog synthesizer based on Filterscape's modular architecture, and Filterscape Q6, a 6-band equalizer with dynamic capabilities. All 3 plug-ins have in common the parametric equalizer that can smoothly blend between various curves with unprecedented modulation options. They all feature MIDI Learn capability, comfortable preset browsing, a Randomizer with adjustable impact and an ergonomic user interface. Filterscape VA - virtual analog synthesizer:

Familiar principle: 2 oscillators, noise, sub-oscillator. Waveform warp, FM, sync, ring modulation, inverse waveform & phase (i.e. PWM). 12/24/36 dB lowpass filter. Morphable 4-band equalizer per voice. 3 LFOs, 3 ADSR envelopes with additional Fall|Rise parameter. Flexible Arpeggiator with 16-step control sequencer for advanced rhythmic and polyphonic

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Fineline

Fineline is a monophonic / polyphonic digital synthesizer. Features:


2 Oscillators with waveforms sine-triangle-saw-square-pulse. FM and sync. External input and noise. Fold algorithm. 1 ADSR volume envelope and 1 ADS filter envelope. 24dB lowpass filter or 12dB lowpass-highpass filter pair. Filter overdrive. 2 modulation busses with 8 sources and 8 destinations each. 1 LFO with triangle, square and saw waves. Arpeggiator. Interface that allow you to edit parameters quickly and intuitively even if equipped only with a mouse. By selecting a couple of parameters you can change them via the edit knob with both speed and ease. You can also edit in standard click and drag parameter fashion.

Finest R&B

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Finest R&B includes 16 Construction Kits providing 2.7 GB of smooth R&B Music. Including tempos between 61 84 BPM, you'll find primarily slow and calm Kits with applicable accents, which are perfect for creating love tunes, ballads or even melancholic/moody tracks, according to Ueberschall. All Construction Kits are filled with "extraordinary" samples, beatz, guitars, Rhodes, pianos, basslines, synths, pads, fx sounds and a whole bunch of Drum and Percussion sounds. Every sample is labeled with BPM information and root key (key signatures). Furthermore, the kit contains up to 4 sub-kits and a drum single sound folder, material is organized as follows:

Main Kit: Includes the main theme, sounds and phrases. Variation Kit A: Provides an alternative track and phrases which is used to add contrast to the main theme. Variation Kit B: Provides an additional alternative track and phrases which is used to give you more flexibility. Intro/Outro Kit: Here you can find the matching intro/outro track for the overall kit, along with its individual parts. Single Drum Sound: The single-shots are centralized in this folder, making it easy to create your own additional drum patterns.

This structure makes it easy to select the correct vibe needed for your track. Plus the integrated Elastik player allows you to fit the samples to your individual needs. The content is geared toward Urban Music producers, especially R&B producers, looking for authentic R&B sounds. Everything is programmed to conform to the musical genre. Credits Marc Steinmeier is responsible for this product. He has worked for Companies like Universal Music, EMI Electrola and Sony/BMG to name a few. He has assisted, produced or remixed for well known artists such as LL Cool J, Alica Keys, George Clinton, Eminem, ...

First Call Horns

First Call Horns offers pop, latin, jazz, big band, and rock n' roll horns with a Kontakt Player front-end. You get trumpets (played open as well as with various mutes), soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxes, trombones (including mutes), flugelhorn and French horn. Instruments are

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presented in both solo and section contexts with chromatic samples, plus riffs, combinations and improvisations.

FM8

With FM8 Native Instruments has harnessed the power of FM synthesis. Features:

FM synthesizer with extended sound architecture and high-quality mode. KoreSound Browser for easy searching of 960 KORE-configured presets (Incl. FM7 Sounds Vol I & II). FM8 uses the KoreSound format, ensuring perfect integration with KORE. Optimized user interface for quick and convenient sound editing. Powerful, graphical sound morphing feature for easy creation of sophisticated, evolving sounds. Extremely versatile arpeggiator for intuitive generation of intricate patterns. Quick-access effects rack with 12 high-quality effects, such as phaser, flanger, tube amp, overdrive, delays, EQs. Enhanced graphical envelopes with 32 stages, looping and tempo synchronisation. Full-matrix modulation: freely adjustable algorithm structure with 6 operators plus distortion and analog filter operators. Reads and reproduces classic FM sound programs of yesteryear such as the DX and TX series.

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Foundation

Based on e-LABs i.v.i. engine, Perfection gives you total tempo independence, creative freedom with separated drum loop parts and realtime playback control. Features:

3.7 GB of Funky Cracklin' HipHop Breaks, mixed with Jazzy Basses, Horns & Flutes, Chords and more. All sounds specifically recorded and produced for Foundation. 3000 drumloops, 5000 drum samples with the possibility to import external REX2 files. 8 tracks of simultaneous drum loop playback with an interactive groove system enabling millions of loop combinations. You get kick, snare, hihat, etc. on individual tracks, routed through 8 addressable synthesizers/stereo outputs. To retain state of the art sound quality and realtime tempo stretching of all drum loop parts into any BPM, the i.v.i. engine uses Propellerhead 24 bit REX2 format. Three easy-to-use playback modes for truly interactive loop playback. Preview mode (PRE) with immediate tempo-sync to sequencer; MIDItrig mode (TRIG) for intuitive loop triggering with a keyboard and MIDIfile playback (MIDI) for total groove control of the loop parts. In Multi Edit mode you can select and edit any of the 8 tracks all at the same time. Reverse Mode enables the i.v.i. engine to play a loop in reverse, but not in the traditional sense where it would be played back in reversed sequence, playing the end of the loop first. Instead, the i.v.i. engine plays back the elements of a loop in the right sequence and reverses each individual element in the loop instead. MIDI CC Learn - For fast and effective work with hardware controllers. The MIDI learn feature enables you to assign your hardware controllers to control parame ters in Foundation. Flexible step button loading, makes changing loops & sounds a breeze. Smart sound file selector with an open architecture - import files and access other i.v.i. sound libraries. Flexible editing functions for each individual drum loop track: Volume, Pan, Mute, Solo and Tuning - with addressable stereo outputs.

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Extensive loop editing control with 8 separate synthesizer engines: Multimode Resonant Filters (HP, BP, LP); ADSR on both Amp. and Modulation Env; open architecture Modulation Matrix (LFO, Env, Velocity, Mod. Wheel, Filter, Pitch, Pan, Resonance, etc.). Total recall with host on all parameters. Host automation on 144 parameters. Low CPU Usage - run multiple Foundations.

Free Alpha

Free Alpha 3 is a reduced feature version of Alpha 3

G-Player

G-Player is a native "Giga player". G-Player was designed to play the large orchestral sound libraries and supports disk streaming, dimensions, keyswitches and layered instruments. Features:

No conversion required: Save time and disk space, G-Player plays directly all your Giga sound libraries without any conversion. Complex features such as dimensions, keyswitches and layered instruments are natively supported.

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Disk Streaming: Only the initial portion of each sample is loaded into the comp uter's memory, while the rest of the sample is streamed from the hard disk. This allows you to play instruments that are larger than the available memory. Easy Parameter Editing: The most commonly used sample parameters are directly accessible on the main window. For example, you can decrease or increase the release time of all the samples with just one knob. 24-bit Support: G-Player can play and stream 24-bit sample libraries and uses a 32-bit floating point audio engine. Memory Management: To reduce memory usage, all instances of G-Player will share the allocated resources and samples. If two G-Player instances use the same sample, it will only be loaded once. Multi-Layer crossfade: G-Player can play layered instruments with up to 8 layers of crossfade. Each layer's crossfade is defined by 4 points which precisely determine the fade in and fade out segments. This feature is used by the most prestigious Giga sound libraries and is natively supported by G-Player.

Galaxy II

Galaxy II - Grand Piano Collection is the successor to Galaxy Steinway 5.1, extended with the Vienna Grand Imperial and the 1929 German Baby Grand. It is now powered by the Native Instruments Kontakt engine with a specially designed user interface, allowing simple, but flexible sound configuration and creative sound design. Galaxy II was recorded at Galaxy Studios and Hansahaus Studios using high end and vintage microphones by Brauner, Neumann and Bruel&Kjaer and state-of-the-art equipment by Neve, SSL, Focusrite and Digidesign. Facts and features:

Galaxy Steinway 5.1 (Steinway D in Real Surround and Stereo). Vienna Grand Imperial (96 key Boesendorfer with incredible low end). 1929 German Baby Grand (vintage Bluethner with a beautiful, singing tone). More than 6000 samples in 24 Bit. Up to 13 velocity zones for a wide and smooth dynamic range. Real sustain resonance and release with multiple velocity. Real Una Corda Samples (Soft Pedal).

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Sympathetic String Resonance with real overtones. Adjustable Hammer , Pedal-, Damper- and String noises. Sostenuto and Redamper. Specially designed user interface. integrated Help-Window. Direct control of all important functions in the main menu. Detailed editing in 10 special menus. One-button control of tone colour, warmth, low end, loudness and dynamics. Adjustable Stereo width and position. Flexible and easy to use velocity editor. Specially designed compressor for typical pop-piano sounds. Warp-section with 4 FX-machines for drastic sound design. Pad machine for generating spheric and atmospheric synth p ads. Convolution-reverb with lots of rooms, halls and ambiences.

Galaxy Steinway 5.1

Galaxy Steinway 5.1 is a Native Instruments Kompakt based plugin instrument that features a Steinway Grand Piano recorded at one of the world's most up-to-date and technically advanced studios - Galaxy Studios in Belgium. Recorded in 24-bit /48Khz in Galaxy Hall (size 320 square meters, 8 meters room height) via Neve Capricorn digital console directly to ProTools. Microphones used include: close miking with 5 Bruel & Kjaer mics, room mics from Neumann plus SPL / Brauner Atmos system for the 5.1 recording of the grand piano. Separate microphone for the LFE channel.

Optimized for full 5.1 surround sound, although you can choose to load a subset (front L/R). Mapped in whole tones, with ten velocity layers to provide a natural sound quality over the whole dynamic range. Sample length up to 40 seconds, no loops. Approximately 6.5 Gigabytes of audio samples.

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Galaxy Vintage D

Galaxy Vintage D is a virtual grand piano based on samples of a Vintage Steinway D located at Bauer Studios in Germany. The Model D-274 by Steinway is very likely not only the most popular concert grand, but also one of the most acknowledged ones. Bauer Studios' Vintage D was built in 1920 in Hamburg, the German factory of Steinway & Sons. Over almost 90 years this instrument has achieved a very deep and intimate timbre, thus providing an energetic personality and a beautiful singing tone, typical for great Steinway grand pianos. Some of the best pianists hav e recorded legendary albums on this 1920 Steinway D, among them Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Carla Bley, Guillermo and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Abdullah Ibrahim, Wolfgang Dauner and many others. Rich Beirach called it 'the best piano in the world'.

Gladiator

Gladiator is a powerful synthesizer based on the concept of Advanced Harmonic Content Morphing (HCM) Synthesis. It supports an extensive list of synthesis types: Harmonic Content Morphing (HCM3), Frequency Modulation (FM), Amplitude Modulation (AM), Phase Di stortion

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(PD), Pulse Width Modulation (PWM), Phase Modulation (PM), oscillator sync, wave shaping, supersaw, resynthesis sounds, vocoding, additive and sample playback modes. Features:

Huge sonic range: unique, analog, warm, transparent and fat sound. Low CPU usage. Semi-modular: flexible and expandable. Over 1,000 presets. Real stereo, Dolby Prologic II encoding. Up to 18 oscillators per voice; 4x stereo unison. 110 different oscillator types with 36,865 waveforms. Alias-free: 162x oversampling. Psychoacoustical processing. 41 unique filters (Analog, vocal, comb, Moog, phaser, EQ, etc.). 20 different effects. 7 distortion types with a warm, analog sound. Programmable arpeggiator, step LFO and trance-gate. BPM syncable. IQM for clearer chords (intelligent microtuning).

Glass Viper

Glass Viper is a synthesizer with unique waveform shaping, that has a deep and natural sense of movement. Going beyond analogue simulation, into a truly organic sound, from simple old synths to grungy filthy basses, or delicate pianos to strange unnatural film effects. Instead of taking a sample or oscillator and applying just filters and FX techniques, Glass Viper bends the actual shape of its waveforms through a series of moving control points. Up to four of these swirling and changing sounds can be layered together to create a huge range of instruments. From the start, Glass Viper's goal was to make sound creation visual, and distance itself from mathematics. Making something with a unique sound was also a priority, and in a worl d full of synthesizers, this had to mean a fundamental difference. Without the complexity of many

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changeable modules, Glass Viper encourages play and experimentation. Most of the presets available were born from experimentation, rather than setting out to make a particular sound. Glass Viper's moving waveform is the fundamental to its sound. When a note is held, the sound can move in a natural and pleasing way, without repetition. Like RaySpace, the visual aspect is also a major part of Glass Viper, guiding the user to a more experimental and less mathematical route to sound creation. The main display will change depending on which panel you are selecting. On the Voice panel the four waveforms of the currently playing note are directly displayed. On the Global panel the actual whole output waveform is plotted. And on the Waveshaper panel, you can edit the waveforms in real -time so you can really get the feel of the sound creation process. There is an extensive copy and paste algorithm, which enables you to copy either each panel, voice or whole (4 voices) instruments - this speeds up the sound creation process enormously, and also allows the user to use parts of different presets to make new ones. Features:

4 voices per instrument. Unique waveform mouse editing - listen while you tweak. 4 LFOs for voice basics, moving any waveform control point. Line, cosine or cubic interpolation for waveforms. 3 LFO per voice with 2 envelopes controlling speed and gain independently. 4 syncable delay lines per voice. Six filter types. Comprehensive Copy & Paste algorithms for easy Panel, Voice, and Instrument copying. Plate reverb effects modelled from RaySpace technology. Stereo chorus. Additional wave-shaper. 6 controllers. Comes with 128 presets (included in evaluation copy).

Glass Works

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Glass Works is a Kontakt Player -powered sampled collection of three instruments which generate sound from glass: Le Cristal: A bizarre 'sound sculpture' designed in 1952 by Bernard and Franois Baschet. It consists of about 4 octaves of chromatically tuned glass rods, which are rubbed with wet fingers. The vibration of the glass is passed to a heavy block of metal, which itself is tuned and in fact determines the final pitch. The entire mechanism is amplified by a large steel plate, called the "flame". There are also three small fiberglass cones that amplify the higher frequencies. The Glass Armonica: A musical instrument that uses a series of glass bowls or goblets graduated in size to produce musical tones by means of friction (instruments of this type are known as friction idiophones ). The instrument was invented by Benjamin Franklin, who called his invention the "armonica" after the Italian word for harmony. He worked with London glassblower Charles James to build one, and it had its world premiere in early 1762, played by Marianne Davies. Cloud Chamber Bowls: The Cloud Chamber Bowls are Soniccouture's recreation of an instrument built in the 1950s by maverick American composer Harry Partch. It consists of hanging "bowls" which are sections of 12-gallon glass carboys. Both tops and bottoms of the carboys are used. Partch had 14 (later 13) bowls hanging from a large wooden frame he called a"tori". The name "Cloud Chamber Bowls" arose from the fact that Partch found the original tops and bottoms at a Radiation Laboratory at UC Berkeley in 1950. The bowls were originally used for cloud chambers used in tracing paths of subatomic particles.

Gofriller Solo Cello

Gofriller Solo Cello is a Kontakt Player 2 based virtual instrument created by the Italian team of Giorgio Tommasini and Stefano Lucato in collaboration with Gary Garritan. Gofriller Cellos (made nearly three hundred years ago) are among the finest cellos ever made and are known for the rich and beautiful tone. Thanks to the exclusi ve "Sonic Morphing"

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technology, this sampled Gofriller Cello lets you seamlessly crossfade among dynamics (pp to ff), continuously control the onset, rate and speed of the vibrato, and shape articulations in real time. The result of these technologies is "extraordinary levels of realism, expressiveness and virtuosic performance capabilities" in a way that preserves the natural characteristics of the Gofriller Cello.

Grand Elektrix

Grand Electrix is a sample based virtual instrument featuring a new stream from disk custom technology ("direct from disk") - the DashSignature Arald piano engine - for very low memory and CPU usage. Samples are streamed in real time from the hard disk, reducing the need for huge amounts of RAM in sample playback. Disk streaming may also be disabled if you have a large amount of RAM. The samples are derived from the Hollow Sun library "Definitive CP70", which features every note, recorded with full decay over two levels of dynamics, of the classic CP70B piano. Features:

180 MB multi-sampled content with full decay, crossfading layers, and no loops. Stream from disk custom technology for very low memory and CPU usage. Complete control over velocity response, curve, min/max, and sensitivity. Temperament Menu (microtuning). Stretch tuning adjustable for customizable "expression color" across the keyboard. 3 Band EQ. Tremolo Rate and Depth. Chorus Rate and Depth.

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Groove Agent

Groove Agent 3 combines a huge library of drum and percussion sounds with a range of player technologies to give you dynamic, ready-to-go drums, beats, rhythms and percussion in only a few mouse clicks. Top-quality drum samples and live recorded drum performances in a massive number of variations cover 123 different styles from over 50 years of music history, automatically synced to the song tempo. And Groove Agent 3 also features more kits and sounds, including 3 new top-rate acoustic drum kits, as well as the ability to import user samples in wav and AIFF format for even more flexibility. Groove Agent 3 adds two new agents to the Classic Agent seen in previous versions: Special Agent and Percussion Agent. While the Special Agent adds a realistic studio drummer complete with new acoustic drum kits to Groove Agent 3's arsenal, the Percussion Agent is specialized in percussive grooves and beats. The new Dual Mode puts any two of the three agents together in the recording studio for virtual drum and percussion sessions all within one single VST instrument. Features:

Add inspiring live drum patterns and percussion performances in real-time to your song and quickly record the result. Covers almost any style: 123 styles total - 108 Groove Agent and 15 Special Agent drum styles plus hundreds of percussion performances played by professional studio drummers - automatically synced up to song tempo. Variations with 25 complexity levels in each style, including fills, intros, endings and half tempo feel variations. Huge audio library: 10 detailed acoustic kits and 9 drum machines plus a vast array of acoustic and electric percussion sounds. Classic Groove Agent module offers fully editable drum styles with corresponding kits and FX.

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Special Agent module features 15 complete live drumming styles, each containing 75 different performances. Percussion Agent module with 8 groups of percussion grooves with hundreds of percussion performances. Dual Mode combines the creative power of two Agents playing side by side within the same VSTi. Flexible User Import Sample feature (wav/AIFF) - Create your own kits. Realistic rolls and paradiddles thanks to Alternating hits for each drum on every note. This means no more machine gun effect. Auto Fill functionality and useful Speed control for jamming and practicing. RealAmbience technology offers true recorded ambience for drum kits to perfectly blend into any mix. 9-band EQ and compressor for each of the 12 stereo outputs, useful Presets included. Record Groove Agent beats to a MIDI track with Cubase and Nuendo or export Groove combinations to a MIDI file for further editing in any hos t. Supports all major formats: VST, DXi, AU + Rewire for easy Pro Tools integration. Standalone version with multiple-output support included.

Groove Shadow Elastik

Groove Shadow Elastik provides 400 "Groove Shadows" split in 4 frequency parts (1,600 FX Loops) developed to help add uniqueness and body to standard grooves and motifs. The elements are derived from incidental sounds which occur in nature, electrical components, musical instruments and phrases, audio manipulation, machines and a variety of ot her sources. Stylized, compiled and sequenced for ease of insertion within a musical context. The Groove Shadow Elastik library includes:

Over 3.5 Gb of brand new content. Over 400 Groove Shadows split in 4 frequency parts = 1.600 totally new FX loops. Over 4,000 single sound FX . Elastik Audio Engine.

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Elastik Loop Player features:


High-speed time-stretching and pitch-shifting in best quality. Innovative "LoopEye" for fast loop variations. All parameters MIDI controllable. Multiple content management. Each product separately installable. Mapping tools (automatic slice- & chromatic-map). Save audio of original and modified loops. Creation of user presets. Filter with "kill function" (-72db). Adaptable to tempos from 10 to 480 BPM. Audio engine for quick adaptation.

GURU

GURU is a beatbox plug-in that offers advanced step sequencing, groove manipulation, sample editing, and beat slicing. Features:

Advanced Step Sequencer - 128 steps, 16 channels, 24 memories per engine, full graphical automation, MIDI remote control, independent tempo multipliers, real -time and step recording with undo. Automated sample slicing, classification and pad mapping (kick, snare, hat, percussion) with manual slice-tuning capability. Can load audio loops (WAV/AIFF/REX), MIDI loops, single-hits, complete kits, pattern banks. 8 Engines, each comprising: o 16 MIDI-triggered Sample Pads. o Powerful step-sequencer with up to 128 steps. o 24 MIDI-triggered Patterns.

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Three Aux effects units. Master effects unit. Intuitive mixer view offering a convenient overview of all 8 engines. Flexible groove/shuffle control for patterns - take the groove of one MIDI file and apply it in real-time to another. Comprehensive Pad Editor offering individual control of the following for each pad: o Gain, pan, coarse/fine tune. o Resonant filter blend between LP/BP/HP. o 3 Aux sends and an Insert effect slot. o Start/end point adjust. o Amp/FX envelope. o 8 velocity cross-fade layers. o Cut groups (choke groups). Includes library of over 2GB of sample content, featuring material by Yellow Tools, Wizoo, Gearshift and others. Eight stereo outputs, flexible routing. Built in MIDI mapping allows you to quickly setup GURU to work with your hardware groove box / drum triggers.
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GVI (Giga Virtual Instrument)

Giga Virtual Instrument (GVI) is the first plug-in sampler instrument powered by the Giga sampling engine. GVI is a 16-part multi-timbral sampler with unlimited polyphony performance and the ability to run multiple instances - limited only by the power of your computer. GVI takes advantage of the latest Giga technology, like 96kHz/24-bit sample support, iMIDI rules for realistic phrasing and embedded GigaPulse technology for instrument resonance and ambience. GVI offers comprehensive editing features with a a sampler engine designed to provide rich, dense sounds that can be tweaked and manipulated to a high degree and in great detail.

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The General Tab edit offers features such as Volume Modulation, Velocity Response, and Tuning all automatable by your host DAW application. GVI's Envelopes are used to control how a sound changes over time, changing volume, pitch, modulation, LFO, etc. and features the ability to create complex multi -segment envelopes. GVI's filter section offers automatable Low-Pass, High-Pass and Band-Pass filters.

The included GVI Sound Set features instruments provided by the following companies:

SoniVox Best Service Bigga Giggas Larry Seyer

HALion

HALion 3 can load almost every sound library available on the market and offers numerous tools to shape and even radically reinvent sounds. Features:

256 voices, 16-way multi-timbral, 128 programs per instance. Supports nearly all common sampler formats, audio file formats as well as ISO, Nero and Toast Disc Images. Resource-sparing operation courtesy of innovative RAMSave technology. 5.1 Surround-enabled Sample Engine, supports audio files up to 384 kHz. Unlimited number of virtual outputs. High-quality Waldorf filters. Extensive effect section. Integrated browser with useful tools for searching, organizing, categorizing and archiving your samples.

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Fantastic options for shaping sounds (Loop editor, synchronizable envelopes and LFOs, STEP envelopes, etc.). HALion 3 sound library containing more than 160 high-quality instruments.

HALion Player

HALion Player includes the full HALion 3 sound library, consisting of a broad selection of highest quality instrument and drum sounds, and utilizes the surround -capable HALion 3 playback engine. HALion Player also offers the Waldorf filters and disk-streaming power that have helped establish HALion 3 as one of the top virtual samplers available today in terms of both sound quality and performance. The unique Q-Control concept introduced in HALion 3.1 provides HALion Player with an adaptable set of sound-shaping controls. All HALion libraries include predefined Q-Controls which have been assigned to a certain set of parameters by the content creator and are chosen to ideally suit shaping and forming sound for that program. This allows a high degree of flexibility in altering and shaping sounds with HALion Player, while keeping functional clutter to a minimum. The advanced HALion Player program loading facilities unify finding, selecting and loading a sound for quick, no-hassle access to even the largest HALion sample libraries. HALion Player also offers 256-voice polyphony delivering pristine 32-bit audio to up to 256 audio outputs into the mixer of the host application. Features

HALion 3 technology at an affordable price. Ultra easy user interface, clean, handy and easy to understand even for beginners, simply cant misused. Includes the full HALion 3 sound library, consisting of a broad selection of highest quality instrument and drum sounds. Loads and plays back any HALion HSB, fxp and fxb Content. Allows import and keyboard mapping of Wav / AIFF / Rex / Rex2 / ZGR and LM4 files.

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Q-Controls - 8 Content pre-defined Sound shaping parameters per program allows instant fun while tweaking without the need to understand the complex architecture creating the Sound. Remote controllable with the all new set & forget MIDI learn mode. Sound Category System support, no difference between finding, selecting and loading a Sound. 256 voices polyphony and a maximum of 256 audio outputs, 16 sounds on 16 MIDI channels simultaneously per instance. Rewire and standalone support.

HALion String Edition

HALion String Edition from Steinberg/Wizoo features sections of 8 double basses, 10 cellos, 12 violas and 16 violins, and offers fantastic playing feel and a sound character suited to any musical style from classical to contemporary. The top-notch recording techniques used gives the HALion String Edition a warm character, an outstanding sound quality and an unobtrusive, natural ambience. Each section is provided in two versions you can combine freely with other sections. A multitude of presets make arranging and combining sections a breeze. HALion Player allows full control over articulations such as crescendo, bowing or portamento. The additional HALion programs allow creative editing and limitless combinatio n with other sounds in HALion.

Complete orchestral strings - Double Basses, Cellos, Violas, Violins. Suits all musical styles from classical to contemporary. Unrivalled expressiveness, full dynamic range, up and down bows. HALion String Player included for PC and Mac OS. Articulations such as legato, tremolo, pizzicato or spiccato. Warm and defined sound, perfectly balanced bow noise. Natural concert hall ambience, true key release action.

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HALion Symphonic Orchestra

HALion Symphonic Orchestra features a 27 Gb library, integrated easy-to-use plug-in player, RealAmbience adjustable recorded reverb and range of playability features. Played by a leading European orchestra, the expansive 27GB HSO library encompasses a vast array of articulations for strings, woodwind, brass and percussion including crescendo, decrescendo, accents, half and whole tone thrills, bowing (where applicable), portamento, pizzicato, expressivo and many more. 1250 programs offer solo, ensemble and tutti sounds for almost every instrument, with innovatively programmed facilities like key-switches and crossfades providing easy use of complex sample groups. An innovative feature first developed for HALion String Edition 2, RealAmbience adds the real reverb tails of the included instruments which were recorded live after the instrument stopped playing. The RealAmbience control dynamically and discretely blends in these additional samples as desired, recreating a genuine concert hall inside modern computer-based production environments. HSO includes a range of performance optimization features from Steinberg's HALion 3 sampler, including the advanced disk streaming system and RAMSave technology, which allows unneeded samples to be unloaded from RAM, further saving precious system resources. To offer users a direct choice between top quality and player performance every one of the 15,000 unique samples is included in both 24-bit and 16-bit versions. Many of the HSO programs are also included as ECO versions, for even further optimized perfor mance.

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Hardcore Bass XP

From Quantum Leap producers Nick Phoenix and Pierre Martin, Hardcore Bass XP includes over 6 Gigabytes of electric bass recorded through massive Ampeg bass rigs with the volume turned up to 11. A selection of classic basses makes this library suitable for many genres, from Jazz to Hip Hop, Dance to Hard Rock. Includes 7 Basses: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Musicman Stingray Bass Lakland 5594 5-String Basses 1961 Fender Jazz Fretless (fingered) 1963 Hfner (picked and fingered) 1965 Gibson (picked) 1966 Silvertone (picked and fingered) 1972 Rickenbacker (picked)

Hardtechno vs. Schranz

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Produced by Robert Natus, one of the best and most respected Hardtechno producers in the industry, this library includes samples in 40 construction kits, containing Hardtec hno and Schranz sounds. The content is geared toward Hardtechno and Schranz producers looking for authentic club sounds. Everything is programmed to conform to the musical genre. Hardtechno vs. Schranz, includes:

1.5 Gb of sample content. 40 Construction Kits. 800 Loops. 240 single sounds. Elastik Loop Player.

Elastik Loop Player features:


High-speed time-stretching and pitch-shifting in best quality. Innovative "LoopEye" for fast loop variations. All parameters MIDI controllable. Multiple content management. Each product separately installable. Mapping tools (automatic slice- & chromatic-map). Save audio of original and modified loops. Creation of user presets. Filter with "kill function" (-72db). Adaptable to tempos from 10 to 480 BPM. Audio engine for quick adaptation.

Harmony Box

Harmony Box is a synthesizer that has the rules of modal jazz built-in; you press a key, it plays the right chord. You just pick the key and the mode. An alias-free oscillator drives a selfoscillating filter and it has LFOs and Envelopes for fatness.

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Harmony Box (aka JAEZZESiZER) was created by Mike Massberg and Dave Gamble for Music Hack Day 2009.

Harps

Harps is part of the Symphonic Cube, which consists of ten "Vienna Instruments Collections". Harps features the following instruments:

Harp I Harfe II

Articulations Sustained notes:

Normal , secco, prs-de-la-table, fingernail playing normal and secco, harmonics, bisbigliando, pedal glissandos

Glissandos:

Major and harmonic minor full-scale Melodic minor, diminished, pentatonic Whole tone scale Slow, medium, fast One, three, and 5 octaves, single and multiple cross glissandos Fast fortissimo glissandos spanning 1 octave

Arpeggios:

Major, minor, diminished, augmented Three and four notes Slow, medium, fast

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The Vienna Instrument Engine:


Powerful proprietary streaming audio engine, developed by Vienna Symphonic Library's Christian Teuscher. Up to 3,456 Articulations (Patches) on one MIDI channel. RAM pre-load of up to 25,600 stereo samples (based on 1.6 GB available RAM under Windows; 48,000 samples on a 3 GB Mac G5). 64 stereo voices per instance streaming from disk. Extremely low load times (average 1 sec. per Patch) using pre-caching. Lossless real-time de-compression for using less RAM and hard disk resources. RAM Optimizer kicks unused samples out of RAM. Pre-configured Patches. Performance Detection algorithms integrated in Patches without th e need to switch manually between articulations. Trigger comprehensive sets of articulations using hardware controllers (MIDI learn), key switches, and speed, without ever leaving the current MIDI channel. Layer Articulations for simultaneous or crossfade performances in one Preset. Easily design your own Instruments using Drag & Drop. Switch Velocity Crossfades and Release Control on/off on the fly.

HarpTime

Features String Modeling:


HarpTime features a sophisticated sympathetic resonance among a set of 12 individual physically-modeled strings. In the 'Pro' model, each string is simulated with its own timbre and pluck position parameters, for a more realistic acoustic emulation.

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The strings can be tuned individually, which allows the use of microtuned intonations and scales. The maximum polyphony is 12 simultaneous voices for the 'Pro' model and 8 voices for the 'Fun' model.

Bray Pins:

Another unique feature of this synthesizer is its modeling of the effects of a harp's Bray Pins (which hold a string to the body of the harp) There are ten different different attack and decay behaviors modeled, by means of a "Shaping" control, some of which model the classic buzzing tone of mediaeval harps.

Performance Features:

A unique "SelfBend" feature is implemented to emulate the pitch envelope typical of loose strings. Adjustable smoothed Pitch Modulation, controlled by an LFO. The playing style (from soft to hard plucking) can be affected by a "Pick" control which allows variation in the touch of the player. Velocity Sensitivity is adjustable. A "Damp" switch allows the sustain of HarpTime's strings to be set on HarpTime's control panel; this control behaves similarly to the Release stage of an amplitude envelope on a more typical synthesizer. The master tuning frequency of the synthesizer can also be adjusted. The ModWheel can be used to 'strum' octaves, in a Glissandi effect. Only the white notes are played.

Effects:

A double "Low Pass/Band Pass" filter, which allows a great deal of control over the timbre of the sound. This means, for example, that electric harp timbres are possible. The internal stereo Chorus adds more depth and timbral variation to the sound.

Controls String Controls: The following controls are implemented as a single set in the Fun version, or one separate set per string in the Pro version of HarpTime.

Exciter: (per string) Controls the maximum energy sent to the string. Tuning: (per string) Retunes the string range -100 to +100 cents of semitone. PikPosi: (per string) Controls the effective pluck position on the string, changing the harmonics of the sound.

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PikBrig: (per string) NoiseFilter Frequency Control affects brightness of picking.

Global Controls: The following controls affect all strings :

Modulation, PickAtak, SelfBend, Sympathetic, Damp, Shaping, DynaTone, ToneBals, Velocity, Pitch, Chorus, Volume.

Helix

Helix is a Wave-Table-Shaping, Phase modulation, Virtual Analog, Physical Modelling Hybrid Synthesizer with high sound quality, massive modulation, creative audio-routing and many built-in effects. Key features include:

CPU-friendly. 800+ Presets from BigTone and others. up to 64x Unison per voice. Wave-table-shaping oscillators. 17 filter types. 10 distortion types. All stereo signal path. Deep Modulation. Arpeggiator. Built in effects.

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Hip-hop Underground

Hip Hop Underground is an "Elastik Engine" based Hip Hop construction kit sample library instrument. Features:

Over 140 construction kits (more than 2.3 GB of sample content). Drums & Percussions, Basses, Chords, Vocals, FX & tons of single drum sounds.

Hollywood Strings

Hollywood Strings is a collection of orchestral string instruments with "unprecedented" control over sound and performance. Recording for Hollywood Strings took place at EastWest Studio 1, the same studio where many Hollywood soundtracks and television themes were recorded with a live orchestra. Heading this project were co-producers Doug Rogers, Nick Phoenix and Thomas Bergersen and sound engineer Shawn Murphy.

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Joining Rogers and Phoenix as co-producer on Hollywood Strings is Thomas Bergersen, a composer and orchestrator and Phoenix's partner in trailer music company Two Steps From Hell. His extensive experience in composing for orchestras and with virtual orchestras made him a perfect fit for the team of Rogers and Phoenix. Shawn Murphy, is an Academy Award, C.A.S. (Cinema Audio Society), BAFTA, and Emmy award winning sound engineer who has recorded and mixed the scores for more than 300 feature films including ET: the Extra-Terrestrial, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, all five Harry Potter films, Titanic, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Bourne Ultimatum, Minority Report, Saving Private Ryan, Munich, The Pa ssion Of The Christ, XMen: The Last Stand, Memoirs of a Geisha and Ice Age. According to EastWest, Hollywood Strings has many groundbreaking features not found in any other virtual strings collection. Finger position is, for the first time, controllable b y the user, so they can play as far up the strings as they want, and get a fuller, more romantic, Hollywood sound. Vibrato intensity and extensive dynamics are controllable by the user. Extensive multi dynamic true legato has been sampled for all sections in three different categories: slurred, portamento, and bow change. This results in unsurpassed legato performance that has never been available in the sample world, says EastWest. Hollywood Strings has five user-controllable microphone positions including main pickup (Decca tree), mid pickup, close pickup, surround pickup, and an alternate vintage circa 1945 RCA ribbon room pickup. Articulations:

Multiple finger positions for all sections including open strings. 3 unique styles of legato interval sampling, including never before sampled bow change legato, slurred legato, and portamento sliding legato, sampled at 3, 3 and 2 dynamics respectively, all with speed control. 5 dynamics of up- and down-bowed sustains. Multiple vibrato intensities. Up- and down-bowed notes. Extensive runs. Playable runs. Powerful scripting. Other articulations: o Bartk pizzicato o Col legno o Detach o Flautando o Harmonics o Marcato o Measured tremolo o On-the-string staccato o Pizzicato o Repetitions o Richochet

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Spiccato Staccatissmo Staccato Sul ponticello tremolo Tremolo Trills (major and minor)

Instrumentation (All sections were sampled with wide extended ranges including almost 4 octaves for violins):

16 1st Violins (9/7 divisi mode). 14 2nd Violins (8/6 divisi mode). 10 Violas (6/4 divisi mode). 10 Cellos (6/4 divisi mode). 7 Basses (4/3 divisi mode).

Recording:

Recorded in the famous EastWest Studios 1. Neve 8078 mixing console. Meitner ADC converters. 5 user-mixable microphone positions: o Main - Decca tree (Neumann M50s) and Brauner VM1 KHE (Klaus Heyne Edition) outriggers. o Mid - Neumann KMi, Neumann KM 254, Sony C37A, Neumann U-47. o Close - AKG C12, Neumann U47, Neumann U67, Nordic Audio Labs NU-47. o Surround - Neumann KM 83. o Alternate Room - Vintage RCA44 Ribbon.

HTT-Sika Oriental Scale

Sika is a SoundFont player dedicated to oriental sounds and Arabic traditional scales plus a percussion loop player (Maksoom style). It includes 9 sampled instruments: Oud, Sax, Nay, Accordion, Turkish Trumpet, Trumpet, 3 Kanoun sounds and 9 percussion loops. Main features:

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3 simultaneous sound sources (factory, user, percussion). 9 oriental sampled instruments (plus percussion loops). Recordable scale changes over time. User sound bank to load external SoundFonts. Percussion programmed loops. Doff and Riq Maksoom styles. Sync to host with tempo changes. Full automation control. Reverb unit with separate sends.

Hydra

Hydra is a multi-model synthesizer, designed for use in all genres of electronic music. The oscillator routing can be switched between three radica lly different models, which is almost like having three different synthesizers in one - each model has it's own distinct character and sonic capabilities. The logical organization of the user interface makes it easy to maintain a good overview of the high number of parameters, and design your own original sounds. The online help system provides detailed information about every parameter. Two of the three oscillators have 39 preset waveforms, and can be individually saturated. Envelopes can be switched to percussive mode, turning the instrument into an extremely versatile drum sound synthesizer. A number of effects are built in: a chorus/delay effect with a tempo sync option, a special bass expansion unit for solid sub basses, and a roaring distortion effect.

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It comes with a library of 150 useful and imaginative presets, including house/club style organs, bells and percussions, basses, subtle ambient atmospheres, powerful leads and rich stereo pads.

Hipercyclic

hypercyclic is an LFO-driven MIDI arpeggiator, gate effect and step sequencer for mangling MIDI input chords. Two tempo-synced LFOs can be used to modulate various parameters to create interesting rhythmic effects and chord variations. A unique feature is the possibility to modulate the sequencer step size itself, which is useful for creating glitchy stuttering effects. The sweet spot for hypercyclic is the narrow border between chaos and regularity. Or, in other words, how to induce a certain pleasant randomness, yet forcing everything to align again on the bar or beat boundaries. The product is further complemented by a groove function for playing slightly off the beat. The groove parameters can also be modulated over time by the LFOs, adding to the rhythmic variation. The main use for hypercyclic is to generate MIDI that can be recorded and/or sent to other plugins. However it also features a simple built-in synth for testing purposes.

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Hypersonic

Hypersonic 2 Music Workstation contains thousands of sounds in a package programmed to spare resources. Boasting four sound engines, 1.7 GB of samples, and 1,800 factory presets, Hypersonic 2 offers an all but inexhaustible pool of sounds, effects and instruments. Features:

Phenomenal sonic variety courtesy of a combination of different synthesizer engines (analog, FM, Wavetable) and a sample player. Vast sound pool with patches, combis, drum kits and loops for almost every musical style from dance to classical. Polyphonically playable bar with up to 1,024 voices, 32 stereo outs and 16 MIDI channels per instance. Intuitive sound design using Hyperknobs for vital sound parameters, with MIDI learn included. Polyphonic arpeggiator and an extensive effects section.

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iDrum

Features:

iDrum can have any number of channels. Load any AIFF or WAV file smaller than 2MB. Quickly scroll through the samples in a folder while iDrum plays them back. Quickly jump to any sample in a folder. Drag and drop samples into iDrum's window to create new channels. 'Part Presets' - save channel parts as .cpart files. Full sync when running within Logic and Garageband. Bounce to AIFF -- you can save the current pattern as an AIFF... you also have the option to have iDrum bounce *each channel* to a separate AIFF in one go. Save as MIDI -- You can export part data as a single MIDI file for more advanced editing in Logic or GarageBand and disengage iDrum's 'slave to host' option to use it as a sample playback instrument. (You can also optionally export in GB-friendly AppleLoops wrapped MIDI). Sample-Accurate clock when bouncing as AIFF or running in Standalone. iDrum files - iDrum saves its state in a file with the .idrum extension -- it can optionally store all the samples that are part of the current kit for portability. In addition, it stores all the part and pattern data as well -- making an idrum file a kind of insane loop file, with all the original one shots, plus pattern data. Skins - iDrum is fully skinnable via .skin files. Supachunky Swing.

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Imperial Drum XL

Imperial Drums XL is a combination of Scarbee's drum libraries and Steinberg's virtual sampler technology in the form of the Halion Player. Features:

51 different drums from renowned manufacturers. Includes: o 3 bass drums o 7 Snare Drums o 3 sets of Toms o 3 Hi Hats o 4 Ride Cymbals o A full set of Cymbals (2 Chinas, 3 Splashes, 4 Crashes) o Plus some cool additions 13 different stick types; 3 beater types for bass drums. Multitrack to Multiple outputs version of each drum. Stereo mixdown versions of each drum in different fashions. Extremely long samples recorded in 88.2 KHz / 24 Bit resolution, released at 44.1 KHz / 24 Bit. Tons of MIDI groove files already included and customized for SID-XL. ModWheel, KeySwitch and MIDI CC technique switch and positional control. GM compatible mapping version of every drum. Roland V-Drums support. Disk Streaming. 256 Voices per instance, 16-way multi-timbral, 2 stereo outputs, 12 mono outputs. Sample/accurate timing and automation thanks to perfect VST integration. Total recall: all samples are saved with your song, including their respective settings. Programs can be edited and saved by owners of the full version of Steinberg HALion 3.2 (or better) sampler. Minimum Memory requirements as low as 512 MB for the stereo kits (1 GB for multi channel kits). For Example: one Multi channel Kit wi th Large drums requires just 180 MB of RAM in our tests with 0.20 secs preload (subject to disk drive performance).

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Steinberg RAM SAVE technology allows for big savings in terms of RAM once the drum part has been laid down.

impOScar

impOSCar is an emulation of the classic British synth the OSCar, faithfully recreating all the features of the original hardware synthesizer, plus adding some notable new features of its own. It is capable of loading original sounds via SysEx and tape (via WAV files) and adds additional features such as a fully polyphonic mode, keyboard velocity responses and additional filter modes. Features:

Mono, duo and 4 polyphonic modes. 2 Oscillators, 13 Waveforms. Programmable Additive Wave Matrix. Unique filter section: 9 filter types with Drive, Cutoff, Q and Separation. Two Envelope Generators. Mono, duo and polyphonic arpeggiator with 4 modes. 5 Keyboard Triggering modes. Extensive LFO section with sync. 6 portamento modes. Powerful Effects section. Programmable Velocity responses. MIDI Learn with storable CC maps. A vast range of sonic possibilities. 500+ Patch library. Including sounds from many original OSCar users including Billy Currie (Ultravox), Mark Moore (S-Express) Rick Smith (Underworld), Lee Groves (Basement Jaxx, Terminalhead), Tim Dorney (Republica) and Paul Wiffen, original OSCar sound designer and OSCar programmer to Stevie Wonder & Jean Michel Jarre.

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Independence

Independence enables you to use, edit, customize and manipulate your instruments in one familiar environment. Independence comes with an 18 GB sound library which contains a "best-of" collection of instruments from Yellow Tools products plus a lot of totally new content. Independence is fully compatible with Yellow Tools Modular Virtual Instruments Candy, Culture and Majestic and they plan to expand Independence continuously with more sound libraries. Additionally you can import WAV and AIFF files (up to 32bit/192kHz) and the Auto-Mapping Import feature lets you create your custom mappings in just a few seconds. Main features:

Intuitive & easy-to-use multi-page user interface. Unlimited number of Layers (multi-timbral). Unlimited number of samples. Unlimited polyphony. RF-HDD ultra fast streaming technology. Auto-RAM-Cleaner for optimal RAM usage. Project, Layer Set and Layer search option. Built-in mixer environment. Flexible modifiers. Over 50 custom tune models. Unique multi dynamic legato mode. Advanced multi-dynamic alternate mode. Custom Auto-Mapping import. Hi-res wave-from display. Automatic groove recognition. Sophisticated mapping editor. Unique control of Layers, Alternates & Sections.

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Host automation. Over 30 insert filters & effects. "ORIGAMI LE" impulse response engine. Premium impulse response files "INSPIRED ACOUSTICS". Unlimited number of BUS channels. Unlimited number of Custom channels (virtual internal channels). Unipolar & bipolar step modulator (128 STEPS). Unipolar & bipolar free envelope (unlimited markers). 2 Keyswitch modes (global and Layer internal). MIDI automation. MIDI learn option. Editable Layer notepad. 2 sync modes (host & internal tempo). Realtime auto-sync. Hundreds of editable presets. Active and passive velocity range. Intelligent polyphony management per key. Detailed content browser. Absolute and relative filter settings. Detailed audio sample status bar. 2 pitch modes (hertz & semitones). 18GB sound library. AKAI S1000/S3000 import. Further import formats are available with the "Translator Independence Edition" from Chicken Systems. Cross-platform & cross-host compatibility. Expandable with sound and software extension.

Independence Free

Independence Free comes with all the powerful features of the Independence Sampler (with a few limitations). The intuitive user interface, the powerful file management, an ultra fast

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streaming integration, the Auto-RAM-Cleaner, the unique browser page with information batch tool and drag'n'drop support and Multi-Core support allow you to load an unlimited number of instruments in seconds. Independence Free comes with a 2 GB sound library of selected premium instruments from the Independence Core Library, including Acoustic & Electronic Drum Kits, Acoustic & Electric Basses, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Electric Pianos, Synthesizers, Ethno & Tonal Percussion, World Percussion, Pipe Organ, Arpeggiator, Groove Instruments, Arranger and Step Sequencer patches.

Industrial Tones

Industrial Tones is a synthesizer which plays an extensive set of industrial waveforms, processing these using a filter, envelopes, an LFO, an ensemble, delays and an effect section which features 133 different effect modes, including crossfading effects and layered effects. Main features:

1024 presets, which are available in three soundpacks (included when purchasing the plug-in). A soundpack is an expansion which adds new industrial waveforms and a set of presets. Hundreds of industrial waveforms. Crossfading and layered effects involve distortion, filter banks, a resonator, flanger, sub oscillation, amp modulation, pitch shift, etc. All knobs can be mapped to MIDI controllers with a simple "learn" function. Ensemble with adjustable amount and mix. Stereo delays. Full polyphony. Only your CPU sets the limit or you may set a fixed voice limit.

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INetSynth

INetSynth is modeled after a traditional classic subtractive FM synthesizer and offers many powerful features, including the Resonance Noise Oscillator or "R-Noise" Oscillator - a unique type of Oscillator that enriches the depth of the timbre and can easily give any sound "an edgy attitude". Classic Oscillator waveforms are covered, but the INetSynth also gives you "Multi" Oscillators a Multi Oscillator is a stack of Saw Tooth Oscillators that are slightly detuned from each other. This Multi Oscillator stack produces a natural and bright sounding timbre; the INetSynth has many pre-programmed stacks available for detuning and modulation. INetSynth has a "True Stereo" signal path throughout its entire sound engine - including the Oscillators, Filters, and Effects. KeyToSound claims this "simply enhances the image of the sound and creates a whole new realm of synthesizer programming". The XWM or Extended Wavetable Memory technology, unique to INetSynth, accommodates playback of presets made with large stereo samples by providing key-maps and individual loop points for both left and right channels of a stereo sample. The Dynamic CPU Load Management or DCLM manages the CPU load by allocating CPU resources specifically for the oscillators, filters, LFOs, envelopes and effects when they are needed. This enables the maximum performance from your system allowing greater polyphony of complex sounds without having to increase the host application's playback buffer. When you register INetSynth, an online NetNotes account is created. The INetSynth has a built in browser, connecting you to your online account without the need of a web browser, allowing you to browse the online INetSynth Preset community, audition (play or sequence) INetSynth presets designed by other users (in real time), download/upload/share/buy INetSynth presets and manage your NetNotes account. Features:

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Total recall. Net Integration. TrueStereo Signal Path. 16 layers. Key-Split up to 128 presets on a single layer. 187 Mb XWM sounds included. Resonance Noise Oscillators. Classic Oscillators waveforms. Multi Oscillators. Fifteen filter types. 3 envelopes and LFOs pr. voice. 12 Matrixes for modulation. Full automation of most parameters. DCLM - Dynamic CPU Load Management. "Super Multi-timbral". More than 500 presets. Two stereo effect units.

Infinite Groove

Infinite Groove features over 1500 live drum loops. Features:

8 part multi-timbral Groove Activating Virtual Instrument. Each part comprising one loop channel, additional edit channel and 32 step-time parts so up to 272 fully programmable (16 groove-based, 256 step-time) loops in total, per instance. Includes dynamically indexed sample library featuring over 1500 loops, plus an almost unlimited selection of single shot sounds and hits. Loads Propellerhead Recycle REX and REX2 files & ACIDized loops plus WAV and AIFF Files.

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Powerful Sample Browser with user definable filters to quickly and easily find the sounds you want the way you want to. Instant Control - Loops automatically sync to host tempo with single-key trigger and real-time pitch shifting, loop slices can be individually triggered or MIDI data exported to edit in your host sequencer for total flexibility. Full Beat Editing - remove, mute, reverse, substitute or export any hit from within a groove. Nudge single hits or groups around, edit every hit or pla ce controls assignable over MIDI on a note or groups of notes - all in real time too. Step-time Sequencer - TR-Style Step Sequencer with 32 slots you can load with your own samples or any hit from any loop in this library. Complete control & Powerful processing options - Powerful resonant multi-mode filter, 4 64 bit FX processors, all parameters controllable via user-assigned MIDI controller data.

Infinite Player

Infinite Player is powered by Native Instruments' Kontakt Player. This "powerhouse" plug-in and stand-alone music software is made to be infinitely expandable with fresh new sample content from Sonic Reality. Special bundles of libraries with the Infinite Player will be available through Sonic Reality dealers world-wide as well as ala carte instant downloads on the new www.sonicreality.com. Infinite Player is able to read a wide range of sounds whether it's the sounds of famous drummers's kits and grooves from the Studio ProFiles Drum Masters series or a new range of Infinite Instruments. It will also read the sounds of Sonic Reality's "Sonik Capsule" series with special Kontakt-only versions now called "Kapsules". New Kapsule collections, Studio ProFiles libraries and other sample products are being developed to further expand the Infinite Player from Sonic Reality and its development partners. Powered by Native Instruments Kontakt Player, the Infinite Player features high resolution 24 bit fidelity, virtually unlimited polyphony, up to 64-part multi-timbrality, advanced surround

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capabilities and integrated effects including convolution and master effects. The Infinite Player also has the unique ability to read Sonic Reality's proprietary multi-channel Rex 2 files which are mapped across the keyboard in Kontakt's Beat Mode which offers for the first time real audio drum grooves with both the ability to lock to your host's tempo and also the ability to mix the discrete mics of the recorded drums. Users of Kontakt software can also read Infinite Player libraries inside full Kontakt and the individual rex grooves can also be read by any software that supports Rex 2 files such as ProTools, Cubase, Logic, Stylus RMX, Reason, Project 5 and more.

Intakt

Features:

Based on the Kontakt sampling engine -- up to 128 stereo voices, professional sound quality with 32 bit processing, up to 96 kHz sample rate support. Three sampler-modes: Beat Machine with ISE (Individual Slice Edit), Time Machine and Sampler mode. Easy synchronization of loops to MIDI tempo. Modulation section provides AHDSR envelope, two individual LFOs, envelope follower and a DBD pitch envelope. Integrated effects: Group filter including low-pass, high-pass, band-reject or band-pass modes, global filter, lo-fi, distortion, delay. Easy and intuitive user interface and file browser. MIDI file export. Total Recall. Includes an 1.2 gigabyte loop library by Zero-G and East West.

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Ivory Grand Pianos

Features:

More than 40 Gigabytes of Acoustic Grand Piano sampled instruments (Each piano can be installed separately): o German Steinway D 9' Concert Grand. o Bsendorfer 290 Imperial Grand. o Yamaha C7 Grand. Synthogy's exclusive, powerful 32 bit Sample Playback and DSP engine, engineered specifically for recreating the acoustic piano. Sympathetic String Resonance DSP for realistic Damper Pedal response. World class digital FX including Real Ambience, Chorus and EQ. Customizable with User controls for Timbre, Stereo Width and Perspective, Velocity Response, Mechanical Key Noise, Tuning and more. Expertly tuned and regulated pianos in world-class studios and concert halls. Phase-perfect stereo samples stored in 32 bits. All 88 keys individually sampled in up to 8 dynamic levels (plus Bsendorfer extended low octave). Incorporates sample interpolation technology used for ultra-smooth velocity and note transitions. Real Release and Soft Pedal samples. Full length sustain samples, no loops. Optional synth pad layer for modern/pop combinations. Dozens of user-adjustable presets. Produced and programmed by pre-eminent piano sound designer, Joe Ierardi.

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Ivory Italian Grand

Ivory Italian Grand features the Italian 10 Foot Concert Grand Piano. This piano was recorded in the famed Concert Hall at SUNY Purchase. Features:

19GB Core Library. Over 2000 Samples. 12 Discrete Velocity Layers. Release samples triggered by velocity and duration. Una Corda (soft pedal) samples at multiple velocities.

Ivory Upright Pianos

Ivory Upright Pianos features four different upright pianos, sampled with meticulous attention to detail to capture the unique personalities of these instruments. Ivory Upright Pianos includes the Ivory piano engine, custom-built by pre-eminent piano sound designer Joe Ierardi and engine architect George Taylor.

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Each of the four pianos was sampled in up to 10 velocity layers, features release samples for enhanced realism, and even sports a separate, selectable "creaks and clunks" layer for added realism. 1. Modern Upright A brand new Yamaha U5 upright Yamaha uprights are widely regarded as the best uprights built today. The model U5 is the top of their upright line. Expertly tuned and regulated, it is a great piano for modern pop, rock, or jazz recording. Many musicians and producers love the way this upright sits in a mix and adds personality to the music. 2. Vintage Upright A 1914 A.M. Hume upright This is a big, American-made upright from the "golden age" of piano building. Hume pianos are highly regarded by knowledgeable piano technicians for their excellent build quality and resonant sound. This particular instrument was chosen for its tremendous tone and its all-original parts, which were carefully maintained over the years. This classic vintage American upright is versatile enough to carry virtually any style of music. 3. Honky Tonk, Barroom Upright 1915 Packard upright This is yet another big old American upright with all original parts, though it has enjoyed a more "colorful" life than the Hume. It turns out that this particular piano comes by its barroom sound honestly, since for years it was the house piano at the famous Cheers bar in Boston. It was custom detuned in the genuine "honky tonk" style for the sampling sessions. 4. Tack Piano A genuine early 1900's upright with real tacks in the hammers Like the Barroom Upright, this piano was prepared and recorded in the authentic style, and is not a synth emulation. Custom prepared for Synthogy's recording session with metal tacks inserted into the hammer felts, and "not perfectly" tuned, this authentic and classic piano sound from the turn of the century continues to be used in everything from period music to experimental alt-rock.

Jazz And Big Band

Jazz and Big Band features Trumpets, Trombones, a Comprehensive Saxophone Collection, Keyboards, Rhythm Section and more (over 50 individual instruments), all accessible via the included Native Instruments Kontakt Player. Included Instruments Overview:

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16 Saxophones: Sopranino, Mezzo Soprano, 3 Soprano (2 straight, 1 curved), 3 Alto, C Melody, 3 Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Contrabass, Subcontrabass, plus derivative ensemble instruments. 6 Trumpets (with mutes): 5 Bb Trumpets (all with extended range, one with extreme range), Open, straight mute, cup mute, Harmon mute, bucket mute, Flugelhorn, plus derivative ensemble instruments.

3 Keyboards: Steinway B grand piano, Vintage electric piano, Jazz Accordion. 3 Guitars: 2 Electric guitars, Acoustic guitar. 6 Basses: 2 Upright acoustic basses, 2 Fretless electric basses, 2 Fretted electric basses.

3 Drum Kits: Classic Stick kits, Fusion Stick Kit, plus 5 Trombones (with mutes): 4 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Open, straight separate instruments (kick, snare, toms, himute, cup mute, Harmon mute, bucket mute, Plus hat, cymbals), Brush kit plus separate instruments. derivative ensemble instruments. 6 Additional Winds: Piccolo, Alto Flute, C Flute, Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tuba, plus derivative ensemble instruments. Percussion: Vibraphone (hard and soft mallets), Wide variety of percussion including Latin percussion, bongos, congas, timbales, wood blocks, bells, whistles, etc.

Jupiter -8V

Jupiter-8V is a software recreation of Roland's famous Jupiter-8 which was in production from 1981 to 1984. Based on the latest version of TAE - Arturia's proprietary technology for analog emulation - the Jupiter-8V offers a new generation of features: The integration of effects within the synthesis line allows for drastic modifications of the original sound; with Galaxy, a graphical tool made to

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program two LFOs at the same time, you get a unique and innovative source of mod ulation; and with the modulation sequencer you can create new evolving sounds extremely easily. The Jupiter-8V includes more than 400 presets made by a selection of top musicians. Fully compatible with the main protocols and systems in the industry, it ca n be used as stand-alone software or as a virtual instrument. Main Features:

Up to 32 voices of polyphony, and a Unison mode. A unique audio structure featuring 2 oscillators per voice, 2 LFOs, 2 filters and 2 envelopes. Keyboard split and layer. A set of Analog and Digital Effects available within the synthesis line: Bit Crusher, Chorus, Distortion, Param Eq, Phaser, Ring Mod. 2 Digital Effects to be chosen among Chorus, Delay and Phaser, and to be placed on the output of the synth. Additional Live-oriented Step-sequencer, additional Galaxy module for advanced modulations. Set to Control with your external MIDI keyboard in just a few clicks. New Preset Manager.

Key Performer

GSi describes Key Performer as "the Swiss Army knife of the modern gigging keyboardist". It's a single software instrument which offers a wide variety of keyboard sounds that are used in almost all musical genres where a keyboardist is involved. To summarize a few of its key features, it offers:

Several classic keyboard sounds including pianos, electric pianos, synths, organs, etc. A sample playback section (aka "ROMpler") with "adaptive playback".

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A physical modeling classic Electric Piano. A physical modeling "Wurly" piano. A phase modulation synthesizer for the famous DX Piano. A Virtual Analog polyphonic synthesizer. A Virtual Tonewheel Organ with rotary speaker effect. Two effect slots with all the most famous effects. An AMP simulation section with overdrive. A global Reverb effect. 64 Programs per bank, 9 snapshots for organ sections and 9 for VA synth. Full MIDI implementation. Easy MIDI Learn. Huge efficiency with very low CPU power requirements. Simplicity of use: "Versatility, Stability, Expandability, Authenticity".

Key Rig

Key Rig covers all the basic needs for today's keyboardist in a single virtual rack housing four modules: 1. The SP-1 Stage Piano module serves up grands, Wurlie, Rhodes, FM, clav, pads and more. Each preset can hold a combination of two instruments with individual settings for Mix, Octave, Detune, Velocity and Tone. Owing to a dual effects section, each preset also has its own effect settings including delay, chorus, phaser and more. 2. The MS-2 Polyphonic Synthesizer delivers a new, easy way to call up and edit synth sounds. Each preset consists of sub-presets for each major section: filter, amp, mod and FX. Creating new sounds is as simple as combining these sub -presets in different ways and tweaking any associated parameters from there as desired. 3. The MB-3 Electromagnetic Organ authentically emulates the classic Hammond sound complete with rotary speaker. Standard features include nine drawbars that are pre mapped to M-Audio brand USB MIDI controllers, percussion and variable key click, three chorus and three vibrato settings. Rotary speaker emulation includes tube overdrive,

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speed and tone controls to yield everything from glassy jazz chords to smoking rock leads. 4. The GM-4 General MIDI Module delivers 128 GM instruments plus a great GM drum kit. It instantly plays GM-compatible standard MIDI files from host applications and provides an extremely easy way of sequencing additional backing tracks. Key Rig and Drum & Bass Rig are built on the same engine and therefore share some common features. The master MIDI/Mixer section of Key Rig and Drum & Bass Rig le ts you route, split, layer and mix each set of four powerful modules in whatever way best suits users' performance and recording needs. A master effects section even allows for adding a common effect in addition to the individual effect section included with each instrument.

Kick-Ass Brass!

Kick-Ass Brass! is a virtual instrument version of AMG's brass library of the same name. This library is an extended and improved version, and includes additional new and extended instruments (Baritone Sax & Muted Trumpet). Kick-Ass Brass! is 8 part multi-timbral and designed for multi-timbral arranging and live performance applications. The library contains three types of files: Instruments, Sections and FX presets. Instruments An Instrument is the fundamental building block of the library, such as the Alto Sax. Instruments are divided into a number of Variations. A Variation is a particular way of playing the given instrument for example there are different Variations for the Alto Sax instrument when it is played with vibrato, as staccato stabs, swells etc. FX Presets The library includes a number of FX presets that can be loaded into the two built -in stereo 64bit FX units. The two FX units are shared by all 8 channels, but you can set independent FX send levels for each Timbre. FX presets cannot be edited.

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Sections A Section file contains the Instrument assignments and settings of all 8 channels, plus both FX units. There are a number of preset Sections in the Library offering suggested combinations of Instruments and Variations

KickMaker

KickMaker is a drum synth specifically designed to generate bass and kick drum sounds. Features:

Four oscillator synthesis, with each oscillator being independently tuned in the range of 20Hz - 125Hz. ADSR envelopes provided for each oscillator (with visual feedback), as well as a global ADSR curve. Fine-tuning of oscillators allow for adjustment of frequencies within 0.1Hz. Mixer for oscillators provides easy way of controlling the presence of each wave. Per-oscillator white-noise generator. Per-oscillator phase control. "Frequency Expander" effect available for each oscillator. This effect will start the oscillator at a higher frequency and drop the frequency to the originally tuned value. The end result creates a realistic "smack" noise that can be used to generate a wide range of kicks. Compression effect with variable attack, release, threshold, and ratio parameters. Convenient preset manager allows for one-click saving and deletion of presets, as well as scrolling through preset banks. Quick on-screen help reference.

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KikAxxe

KikAxxe is a faithful emulation of the ARP Axxe analog synthesizer that descended from the venerable ARP 2600 in the mid '70s. Play it from a MIDI controller or the integral Sequencer +, an emulation of the ARP step sequencer that contributed to the signature sound of artists like The Who, Depeche Mode, 808 State, Vince Clarke, Jean-Michel Jarre, Billy Currie of Ultravox and Visage, and filmmaker John Carpenter. This combo gives you a powerful tool for creating distinctive synth bass lines. And to enhance lead lines and effects, KikAxxe also includes an emulation of the unique sound of the Echoplexthe original tape delay device that preceded digital delay units. Drums Included KikAxxe's Sequencer + also includes a complementary staple from the same eraa drum machine with dedicated step sequencer. With five sample-based drum kits, you'll find the sounds responsible for many hit songs across several decadesand then some. KikAxxe gives you the ability to create great bass and drum backing tracks in a single unit. Simple Preset Operation or In-depth Programming KikAxxe ships with a vast array of presets that give you access to the unit's vintage soundeven if you don't know anything about synthesis or programming. From there, it's easy to explore and modify parameters to start customizing the presets to your own tastes. And if you're a synth aficionado, advanced mode gives you access to every authentic parameter. You can even map MIDI controllers on to just about every KikAxxe control for a truly hands-on experience. Feature summary:

Meticulous emulation of the classic ARP Axxe. 16-step, analog-style sequencer. Sample-based drum machine with 5 kits and integrated sequencer. Analog-style delay/echo effect. Synth and drum machine can be assigned to different MIDI channels. Comprehensive preset library.

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Easy and advanced operation modes.

Kinisis

Kinisis is a synthesiser with an unusual "Timeline" interface. The interface uses a Timeline, along the lines of using keyframes in animation software. Sounds are designed by moving to a point in the Timeline and then moving any of the knobs/controls to create a keyframe at that point. When you play a note, Kinisis 'animates' the controls. This is much more powerful than traditional ADSR envelopes, and also makes it easy to do relatively complex things. Some of the benefits of the Timeline system:

Detailed control: Gives you detailed control over how a parameter changes over the course of a note in an easy, intuitive and powerful way. Easy to learn: Once you learn how to create a simple filter sweep with the Timeline, you can go on to create complex sounds using the same method in the Timeline. Simple or complicated, the Timeline does it all. Stay on one screen: You can do most of your sound design work from the main screen. No need for lots of extra screens and hidden menus. Everything you need is at your fingertips, making it a quick and efficient user interface. Make sounds as complex as your imagination: Up to 2 billion breakpoints can be created in each section of the Timeline, so if you need intricate movement in your sounds, Kinisis will make it happen. Visual feedback: The on-screen controls animate as you play notes, showing you how they are changing over time. You can see how the sounds you are hearing are being made. 'Time freeze' feature for sound design and as a performance tool. Freeze the action at a single point in time in the Timeline. Great for fine -tuning a part of your sound. Or, sweep through the Timeline with the mouse or a MIDI controller for a unique real-time performance tool.

Kinisis Features:

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Multiple parts: o 4 parts or 'voices' per note for complex layered sounds. o Each voice is a complete synthesiser engine with its own Timeline, oscillators, filter, modulation options and effects routing. Oscillators: o Vector synthesis oscillators which mix between 4 waveforms o 4-part unison. o Noise oscillator can be mixed into the main waveform. Waveforms: o Import waveforms from WAV files. o Use the additive editor to change individual harmonics for ultimate control. o Waveform editor allows you to draw in a waveform, great for experimenting. Filters: o 12dB/octave resonant filter. o Low pass, band pass and high pass modes. o All parameters controllable by the Timeline for great filter effects. Modulation: o Per-note modulation matrix and LFOs. Each note plays its own modulation effects independently of other notes. o All LFO parameters can be animated in the Timeline. o Modulation amount in each slot of the modulation matrix can be animated over the course of a note using the Timeline. Effects: o Delay, reverb, and distortion global send effects. o Effects send amount is controllable for each note by the Timeline. Each note's effect sends can be controlled over the course of the note. o Global low-pass and high-pass filters for general shaping of your sound. Real-time performance controls: o 6 assignable X-Y pads with MIDI learn and host automation support. o Time freeze: sweep through the Timeline with the mouse or MIDI controller to control which part of the Timeline is being played.

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Kit Core

KitCore gives you the sounds and beats of famous drummers in a multitude of styles and more. Features Legendary Drummers' Kits and MIDI Beats You get one Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver) and two Ben Smith (Heart) rock/pop kits, a Jon Bishop (Ernie Watts) jazz kit, a set of Luis Conte Latin percussion sounds, a brushed drumkit and two subwoof-slammin' urban/electronic kits. Plus it comes with over 400 MIDI drum grooves (beats, fills, variations, click tracks, etc.) and includes MIDI grooves from the DrumCore library. Drumkits and grooves from metal master John Tempesta and Seattle drum legend Matt Cameron Heavy metal fury from John Tempesta (Helmet, Testament, White Zombie) and rock/alt from Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam). Recorded "In The Style" for Maximum Authenticity and Delivered at 48kHz/24 bit Kits for Great Fidelity Using the best of digital and analog, the kit's tone is burned-in at the sample level for great sound with minimal CPU load. From priceless Pultecs to vintage Neumann mics - get the sound of a multi-million dollar studio on your laptop. An Expandable Palette of Sounds Unlike programs that only offer a five piece acoustic drumkit, KitCore gives you 48 pads you can mix-and-match with acoustic, electronic and Latin sounds to make your own "hybrid" kits - all with that DrumCore sound.

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Plus you can expand your KitCore library via Submersible KitPacks, available in a wide variety of styles and price points. DrumCore users note that KitCore can access any DrumCore or DrumCore LT drumkits you already have installed. Groove Browser Version 2 includes a way to easily see all the Submersible groove s included with KitCore plus your KitCore expansion packs. Just audition a groove in sync with your main recording application and then drag and drop the MIDI beat or fill onto a track. Content is arranged in songwriter-friendly "GrooveSets" which group beats, fills and variations together to allow faster and easier song construction based on the sensibilities of these great pro drummers. Search for grooves by Feel (Shuffle, 1/8ths, etc.) and use Queue Mode for seeing how beats and fills work together before exporting them - just as in DrumCore. RealDrummer Version 2 unveils the new "RealDrummer" control that gives you the ability to add drummerly accents to your MIDI and does-away with the evils of machinegun-like MIDI playback. Give your snare roll new life and make your hi-hats groove with this cool new control. General MIDI (GM) Compatible Like DrumCore, KitCore is General MIDI (GM) compatible. This lets it work with GM note maps found in the drum editors of most applications and allows easy control via m ost external pad controllers. KitCore Deluxe Want more? Get KitCore Deluxe for over 100 kits and over 3,000 MIDI beats.

Kompakt

KONTAKT-based sample player with a wide range of instruments Comprehensive sound architecture Integrated file browser with drag & drop Includes two gigabytes of exceptional instruments from East West and Zero-G Professional sound quality with advanced 32-bit processing

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Supports Direct from Disk playback (With freely downloadable Direct from Disk extension.) Powerful filter offers six types, including low-pass, high-pass, and band-pass Three envelopes and four LFOs Integrated effects: chorus, reverb, phaser, and delay Eight-part Multi-timbral, 256 voice polyphonic

Import and Compatibility:

AKAI S-1000/S-3000, Gigasampler, SF2, HAlion, EXS, AIFF and WAV from 8 to 32 bits with 44.1 -- 96 kHz

Supported Interfaces:

VST 2.0, MAS, DXi, ASIO, Soundmanager, FreeMIDI, OMS, Audio Units, Core Audio, RTAS (RTAS support and OS X compatibility including support for Audio Units and Core Audio will follow later)

Minimum Requirements:

Windows XP/2000/ME/98, Pentium III/ Athlon 400 MHz, 256 MB RAM Mac OS 9.2 or higher, G3 500 MHz, 256 MB RAM

Recommended System:

Windows XP, Pentium III/ Athlon 700 MHz, 512 MB Mac OS 9.2 or higher, G4 733, 512 MB

Komplete

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Komplete 6 brings together seven products that no studio should be without: samplers, synths, guitar/bass amps and creative effects, this collection represents Native Instruments' most powerful software tools. From hip-hop to film scores, pop to techno, rock to classical and beyond Komplete 6's 7,000 presets and 60 GB of samples have it all covered - everything from "dirty synths to heavenly choirs, pounding drums to full orchestras, subtle pads to screaming leads". Komplete 6 includes:

Kontakt 4 - sampler with a 44 GB library. Guitar Rig 4 Pro (Software) - guitar and bass studio. Massive - sound monster for fat basses and more. Reaktor 5 - extremely versatile, modular instrument studio. Absynth 5 - synthesizer for vivid soundscapes. Battery 3 - the dedicated drum sampler providing premium drum kits. FM8 - FM synth for crystal-clear, airy, and razor-sharp digital sounds.

Komplexer

Komplexer offers both virtual analog synthesis and wavetable synthesis, with eight onboard macro controllers. Featuring classic synth sound powered by three oscillators, two multimode filters, four ADSDSR envelopes and three LFOs, Komplexer also has the ability to import Waldorf microQ sounds. Courtesy of the macro controllers, presets can be modified to suit every taste using just eight parameters. This VST instrument also affords users unrestricted access to all of the sophisticated synthesis engine's 400 parameters. Features such as the advanced arpeggiator and LFO 3's synchronizable user-specific waveform serve to create soundscapes that adapt automatically to the given song tempo. In the 16x16 modulation matrix almost every parameter of the Komplexer can be accessed. Features:

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Virtual analog software synthesizer. Wavetable synthesis. Imports Waldorf microQ sounds. Eight macro controllers. Up to 256 voices. Unrestricted access to the sound synthesis engine. Three oscillators featuring sync and ring modulation. Two multimode filters (8 types including comb filters). Flexible modulation matrix. Four ADSDSR envelopes. Audio input with vocoder. Three LFOs (LFO3 with user waveform). Arpeggiator. 16x16 modulation matrix. Five effect units offering delay, reverb, chorus, phaser, distortion. Full automatable and controllable via MIDI controller. VST plug-in for Windows 2000, Windows XP. Standalone Mode for use without VST - Host.

Koncept and Funktion

Sound Library plugin based on Native Instruments' Intakt. An underground Drum & Bass virtual instrument produced by David & Nic Higham in the UK. Over 500 Mb of brand new material including 20 Construction Kits, plus a huge selection of driving Beats & Loops, Bass Loops, Drum Kit Sounds, Dark FX, Hits FX, Industrial FX, Loop FX, Noise FX, Space FX, Sweep FX, Liquid Funk Loops, Organ Loops, Pads, Pad Loops, Pad Sweeps, Synth Loops, Female Vocals, Spoken Vocals, and Vocal FX. Features:

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Access to individual hits within loops. Easy and intuitive user interface. Based on KONTAKT audio engine. Loops use one or more of the three sampler-modes: Beat Machine with ISE (Individual Slice Edit), Time Machine and standard Sampler mode. Easy synchronization of loops to MIDI tempo. MIDI file export permits groove, accent, and feel manipulation in any host sequencer. Integrated effects: Group filter including low-pass, high-pass, band-reject or band-pass modes, global filter, lo-fi, distortion, syncable delay. Modulation section provides AHDSR envelope, two individual syncable LFOs, envelope follower and a DBD pitch envelope. Total Recall.

Konstruction

Powered by on Sonic Reality's Infinite Player, Konstruction is a powerful and easy to use expandable loop workstation featuring thousands of 24-bit Rex files conveniently mapped across the keyboard in song style "construction kits". Loops instantly follow the tempo of your host sequencer and can be triggered simultaneously from the keyboard in any combination. Riffs, grooves and effects from acoustic and electronic drums, percussion, bass, guitars, vocals, horns, strings, keyboards and synths are included for instant song creation and the ultimate variety of inspiration. Konstruction can be used for a diverse music styles from Hip Hop to R&B, Pop, Rock, TV, Film and Game Scoring, Electronic Music and more. It can be further expanded with downloadable Konstruction Paks which are additional sound collections themed by specific styles of music. The Konstruction DL Edition "Flex Pak" comes with a unique Download Card for www.downloadablesoundz.com offering a flexible choice of any 3 Konstruction Paks from the entire Konstruction series. Also included is the Infinite Player plug-in itself which is required to play these sounds*. Konstruction Gold Edition features a bundle of 10 complete Konstruction Paks plus thousands of individual loop and slice map "Konstruction Elementz" (beats, hits, percussion and effects) for those seeking the ultimate powerhouse loop workstation. Konstruction / Infinite Player is powered by Native Instruments' Kontakt Player.

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* If you already have the Infinite Player you can alternatively choose a 4th Konstruction Pak instead.

Kontakt

Kontakt offers a comprehensive set of sample player / sound manipulation features, extensive flexibility and performance and a high degree of compatibility. From authentic library playback of virtually any format to the intuitive creation of n ew instruments, from profound sound design to lively and dynamic surround sound mixes - Kontakt opens the doors to creativity. Top Features:

7 "world-class" instrument collections 43 GB of sounds. Full-Featured Control Panel for each instrument. Authentic Expression Technology for true instrument simulation. Attribute-based browser and pre-tagged library. Universal import of virtually any sample format. 19 high-end effects. True 64-Bit compatibility on Windows and Memory Server for Mac. Library browser with new box view. Enhanced convolution effect with more impulse responses. Wave Editor for intuitive looping, slicing and editing with freely drawable envelopes and MIDI drag and drop.

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Kontakt Player

Kontakt Player powers many 3rd party sample libraries. Building on the success of its predecessors, Kontakt Player allows for highly playable instruments. Kontakt's powerful Kontakt Script Processor plays a central role in Kontakt Player based instruments. Further advantages offered by the Kontakt Player platform are virtually unlimited polyphony and up to 64-part multi-timbrality, advanced surround capabilities, integrated effects including convolution and master effects, a versatile library browser and optimized DFD technology. Key features:

Powerful Kontakt engine. AU, VST, DXI, RTAS, Standalone. Easy library handling. Combines / replaces the previous Kompakt, Intakt and Kontakt Player 1 instruments.

New features:

Customizable instrument GUI. Rack view and Minimized view. 64 times multi-timbral. Unlimited voices. Script Processor. Master effects. Surround. Instrument database.

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Kontakt Player 2 is a universal sample player that can load all Kontakt Player 2 compatible libraries from within one software interface. The feature range is dependent on the indi vidual sample library.

Kore

Kore 2 is a powerful software / hardware system with a versatile library of more than 500 production-ready sounds with over 3,000 sound variations, plus over 100 effect settings. Find, play, and tweak sounds with speed, power and ease. Kore 2 features six integrated sound engines, a dedicated hardware controller ( Kore 2 Software Edition also available), and the ultra-fast KoreSound browser. Additionally, Kore 2 is infinitely expandable with the Kore Soundpacks, Komplete 5 or any other Audio Unit/VST-plug-in. Production-ready sound library Kore 2 produces cutting-edge sounds right from the start based on the integrated sound engines of Reaktor, Massive, Absynth, FM8, Kontakt and Guitar Rig. The versatile sound library covers production-ready sounds of nearly all kinds - ranging from band and orchestral instruments to synthesizers, drums, soundscapes and sound effects. Every included sound provides up to 8 sound variations which can be morphed using the unique morphing pad or the Kore controller - intricate sonic transitions are at your fingertips. Fast and easy access to sounds Kore 2 makes finding the desired sound a breeze - simply choose an instrument type and its musical characteristics in the new and expanded KoreSound Browser or use the text search function. Analog-style control In Kore 2, software generated sound acquires the tactile feel of hardware. The Kore Controller's

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high resolution, touch-sensitive controls guarantee tangibly direct analog-style sound manipulation. All library sounds have been pre-mapped for immediate hands on tweak-ability. Create new sounds in the Sound Matrix Within the intuitive sound matrix, KoreSounds, plug-ins, effects, MIDI files, step sequencers and arpeggiators are all easily combinable by drag and drop. The matrix makes for a uniquely creative and intuitive workflow. Stage-Ready: Performance Presets & Sound Mapping Kore 2 is not only the perfect production tool for the studio, but also a powerful instrument for the stage: Thanks to the sophisticated keyboard layer and split functions and the Performance Preset Manager, you can perform complete shows and seamlessly switch between different sounds and setups - manually using the controller or via MIDI Program Change - immediately or on a certain beat or bar. And with the Kore 2 controller, you have all sound settings manually under control at the same time. Get additional sounds with Kore Soundpacks Kore 2 grows with your needs and is infinitely expandable with new sounds thanks to the Kore Soundpacks. Top Features:

Unified software / hardware system to instantly find, play and control sounds. Includes sound engines* from Reaktor, Massive, Absynth, FM8, Kontakt and Guitar Rig with 500 unique KoreSounds. Sound Variations enrich every KoreSound with up to 8 variations that can be morphed into each other. Perfectly integrated hardware controller for analog-style sound control and complete software navigation. Loads Audio Unit- and VST-plug-ins with easy preset import for immediate use. Ultra-fast KoreSound-Browser lets you find any sound according to its musical attributes. Drag and Drop user interface for a fast and inspiring workflow that liberates creativity. 30 top quality effects ranging from classic to inspiring creative tools. Powerful routing/layering possibilities based on a highly flexible audio and MIDI signal flow. Built-in Arpeggiator and Step Sequencer with real-time control. Pre-configured for smooth use with Komplete 5.

* Contains the respective sound engines with 440 instrument sounds plus 100 FX sounds, not the individual user interfaces.

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Kore Player

Kore Player is a free software instrument that adds full "ready-to-play" capabilities to the recently established line of Kore Soundpack libraries. Based on the innovative Kore 2 host system, the Kore Player enables musicians and producers to efficiently access and play any Kore Soundpack material in their host sequencer and as a standalone instrument - opening up a new and highly affordable way to use a wide range of inspiring high -quality sound material from Native Instruments in the studio and on stage. Kore Player is based on the same six integrated sound engines as Kore 2, combining the sonic capabilities of Absynth, FM8, Guitar Rig, Kontakt, Massive and Reaktor within a straightforward and easy-to-use interface. By offering Kore-style preset browsing, with intuitive sound categorization based on musical attributes, Kore Player makes it easy to utilize the full potential of the Kore Soundpack collections, and find the right sound fast for any musical application and purpose. In Kore Player, every sound can be tweaked and automated through conveniently pre -assigned parameter knobs, which in turn can be easily mapped to any connected MIDI hardware controller for real-time control. Kore Player also makes use of the innovative "sound variations" technology introduced with Kore 2, with seamless morphing between up to eight different versions of a sound. The software can be launched both as a plug -in in VST/AU/RTAS hosts and as a standalone instrument, making it universally usable in any computer -based music production environment. With eight Kore Soundpacks initially available, and over a dozen more upcoming in 2008, the Kore Player can become the center of a powerful, personalized sound arsenal that is both highly versatile and affordable, all based on the sonic capabilities of Native Instruments' software instruments. Kore Player will be available for free download on the Native Instruments website in March 2008, and will include a compact "get-started" Kore Sound library with instantly usable sounds.

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Kreate

Kreate is a sound library completely designed and produced by legendary techno, dance, minimal artist Speedy J aka Jochem Paap. Kreate offers over 4 GB of sounds designed to inspire and awe those in the electro-world, whether it be the fellow DJ, film composer or pop artist looking for a cutting-techno edge. This personal collection of Speedy J's sounds includes the dance and minimal electro rhythms for which he is notorious as well as fluid pads that offer an ambient sensibility. The library is composed of drum kits, individual hits/tones, loops, sequencer-based instruments, fx and konstrukt instruments. The library is made up of over 500 instruments mapped out in Native Instrument's Kontakt Player 2. The Kontakt Player allows the user to create with the powerful and popular Kontakt interface without necessarily owning the full version.

Kreator LE Acoustic

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Kreator LE Acoustic Dreadnought is a "MIDI-Strummable" 24-bit acoustic guitar with playable harmonics and mutes (includes 85 strummable chords). Kreator LE Acoustic Dreadnought has been sampled from a finely crafted acoustic dreadnought guitar with a cedar-top-soundboard known for its warmth and resonance, flame maple and wood binding, ebony head-plate, fret board and bridge, abalone and wood rosette, solid wood back and sides. This instrument, costing many thousands of dollars, can now be played virtually in Kreator's Standalone mode or as a Plug-in in your preferred sequencer. Kreator LE Acoustic Dreadnought utilizes AudioWarrior's patent-pending "G-Mapping" system allowing users to literally strum guitar chords on a MIDI keyboard as if the keys were strings on a guitar - no prior chord knowledge is required, simply load a chord a nd strum your board or play chromatically. Kreator's programming takes care of organizing the individual notes into chords, ready for performance. The up/down strumming motion on a guitar translates to a left/right strumming motion on your preferred non-weighted keyboard with the included soft nylon guitar pick. The notes of the chords may also be played individually. The half-gig library consists of a completely sampled 6-string acoustic dreadnought guitar. It has been sampled on all open strings and all frets up to the top 20th fret with sensitive and expressive velocity layers per chord and chromatic patches. It includes harmonics patch from all 6 strings sampled at the 5th, 7th, and 12th fret. Kreator LE Acoustic Dreadnought supports strum forward, strum reverse, or playing individual notes of the chords including Natural Harmonics. It's possible to map out an entire simple acoustic guitar song with all the chords ready to be played in 24 -bit high resolution on your keyboard in a few minutes. You can position 16 chords per each 16-program slots per instance. Kreator LE Acoustic Dreadnought is a HALion Player based product and thus has all the features provided by the HALion Player engine. The sound library can also be loaded in HALion 3. Sound Library Features:

More than 5,000 chords possible via chromatic patches. 24-bit natural acoustic samples. All open strings and fretted notes stereo-sampled individually. Hammer-ons. Wood slaps/thumps. String scrapes. Plinks and string sweeps above the tuning pegs. Natural harmonics at the 5th, 7th, and 12th frets (Low B tuning). 50 widely used Standard 440 (open-EADGBE) multi-velocity chord patches. Multi-velocity Harmonics patches. Multi-velocity Hammer-on patches. Muted notes.

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Kreator LE Brain Module

Kreator LE Brain Module is a HALion Player (Kreator LE) based drum sample library featuring content provide by Bryan "Brain" Mantia (Primus - GunsNRoses - Buckethead) - 1/2 GB of Dedicated REX2- tempo adjustable drums beats sliced up and "ready to rock" from within Kreator in a wide range of styles, and also as 1/2 GB of Looped BPM GROUPS (Intros, Grooves, Outros) that can be triggered in any order from your keyboard. BPMs range from 51 to 165 and have matching MIDI-files that correspond with the REX2 files in Kreator that you can drop into your sequencer. You can combine different BPM beats and change their tempo to your song's Master Tempo while maintaining their original pitch and feel. The library comes complete with its own dedicated and expandable 16 track Kreator LE (HALion) player and can be used as a standalone or plug-in (VST/DX/AU/ReWire) on Mac OS X or Windows. It can also be loaded into HALion 3.1+.

Kreator LE iStrum

Kreator LE iStrum SilverTone'63 is a HALion Player (Kreator LE) based guitar sample library.

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iStrum SilverTone'63 is an all-in-one sampled combination of the 1963 Hornet body guitar and the included "Amp-In-Case" 50 watt amp with the original 4 Silvertone tubes, dual lipstick pickups, and a Phillips paper cone speaker that was manufactured for S ears & Roebuck by Dan Electro, who later went on to establish the Dan Electro brand of guitars and amplifiers made famous by Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan, Chet Atkins, Beck, and others. This "legendary" electric guitar with its easily recognizable bell-like character is now available with automatic strumming for any computer musician. "iStrum" Automatic Strumming MIDI Patterns 20 dedicated iStrum MIDI strumming patterns can be used with the 85 included AudioWarrior G-Mapped chords, the first in a new series, for a total of 1700 auto-strumming chord combinations. iStrum MIDI files are 4 bars each and can be tempo adjusted to fit your Master Tempo while maintaining the original pitch and feel. Users can employ the auto-strum iStrum MIDI files, or strum the individually pre-programmed chords manually with the included 1mm nylon guitar pick on any non -weighted keyboard for "effective and convincing guitar chord strumming". iStrum does all the work by looping any strummable chord at the tempo you choose while you work out lyrics, drums, bass, keyboard, and more. Create effective and convincing strumming guitar parts as easy as importing the iStrum MIDI files into your preferred sequencer. You can further edit any MIDI parameter such as note position, pitch, velocity, volume. iStrum teaches you guitar chords, how the chords should sound when strummed, strumming patterns, the individual notes of the chords, pitch recognition, intro to MIDI programming, sound sweetening, and more. Features:

85 "G-Mapped" chords for use with iStrum MIDI patterns. Defaults to 79 BPM strumming. Increase/decrease BPM as needed. iStrum MIDI patterns are 4 bars each. the BPM without changing pitch. iStrum MIDI patterns work with all "G-Mapped" chords including the AW Acoustic Dreadnought Strummer. Chromatic patches. Custom Combinator Modules.

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Kreator XL

Kreator is a sample-based "SoundStation" plug-in powered by Steinberg's HALion Player (v3.2). The 4.7 GB library includes 1/2 GB of tempo-adjustable REX files and user-definable interactivevariable accompanying grouped 50-160 BPM drum beats from Primus-Guns N RosesBuckethead-Godflesh recording artist and producer Bryan "Brain" Mantia. In addition to "expressive workhorse instruments" and "unique elements", Kreator ships with, what AudioWarrior claim to be, "the first literally MIDI strummable and highly coveted studio -quality Akoustik Dreadnought Strummer and Elektrik Guitar with 85 built-in user-strummable chords and Chromatic programs". Akoustik Dreadnought Strummer and Elektrik Guitar both utilize AW's Patent Pending "Gmapping" providing "perfectly accurate user strummable guitar chords (no prior guitar -chord knowledge necessary) on any MIDI keyboard in real time"; available for the first time ou tside of Reason. The up & down strumming motion on a guitar translates to a left & right strumming motion on your keyboard for interactive individual chord strumming. In addition to 85 strummable chords and chromatic patches, Elektrik Guitar uses 5 altern ating "singing" samples per key with notes that transition to their alternating relative harmonics with vibrato. Never play the same sample twice consecutively; All mapped with PitchWheel and Modulation. Features:

256 Voice Polyphony. 16 instruments/sounds on 16 MIDI channels simultaneously per instance allows any combination of layering. Loads and Saves Banks and Programs. One-Window Sound Category System. 8 Quick "Q" Controls -> Set & Forget MIDI Learn. Sound Edit Q Controls with MIDI-Learn include: Cutoff, Resonance, DCF Amount, DCA Attack, DCA Decay, DCA Sustain, DCA Release, DCA Amount, Volume, Tune.

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Kreator takes full advantage of the built-in effects of the HALion Player.

Kreator instruments/sounds are upgradeable and include a dedicated upgrade path to HALion 3; the Kreator HSB files (.hsb ) load directly into HALion 3.

Krishna Synth

Krishna is based on a new kind of oscillator - a "Frame Oscillator". Features Frame Oscillator

New Synthesis System (Frame Oscillator). Sound/Speech/Waveform importation with Frame Analysis Technology (F.A.T.). Full Control Over Frame Rate and (re)Animation of imported sounds. Variable PWM Effect. Mirror Effect. Mirror Quantized Effect. Repeat Effect. Bit Reduction Effect. Lo.fi Effect. Squarer Effect. Exclusive Draw Screen. 9 Sizable Draw Tools to draw Frame Oscillator :Sine, Triangle, Ellipse, Square, Line, Noise, Harmonic, Smooth, Pencil. Several interpolation modes. Volume and Pan control. Coarse Control(-36/+36 semitones). Fine Tune Control (-50/+50th of a semitone). User friendly Import Menu. Batch Import.

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Analog Model Oscillators


2 Analog Model oscillators. 5 Oscillator shapes on both Analog Oscillators : Saw, Sine, Square, Triangle, Noise. Volume and Pan control. Coarse Control(-36/+36 semitones). Fine Tune Control (-50/+50th of a semitone). Old synthesizer defect emulation for each oscillator. Desync for each oscillator.

Filters / Post Oscillator Synthesis


3 Fat Analog Model Filters (Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass). FM Synthesis. RM Synthesis. AM Synthesis.

LFOs

5 LFOs, each with 3 bipolar sends. Free drag'n drop assignation to any control on screen. 108 internal modulation destinations. 16 external MIDI OUT modulation destinations. 11 LFO shapes : Saw, Inverse Saw, Triangle, Sine, Chaos, Square, Noise, Log, Invers e Log, Triangle Log, Ellipse. 6 Drawable LFO Step Sequencers Shapes: Simple, Ramp, Saw, half-Saw, Soft, fine. Speed Settings : from 32 Bars to 128th with dotted and triplets, and up to note frequency multiples. LFO Phase Control for each LFO. Unipolar/Bipolar switch for each LFO. LFO per voice (Polyphonic), or synced (Monophonic) for each LFO. Perfect Sync of LFO with host tempo and timecode. LFO Speeder knob : Up all LFO rates live with a single control . Feedbacked LFOs : LFOs can control LFOs/AHDSRs. Knob Movement Recorder : get control movement recorded into LFO. LFO Visual Feedback : see the action of LFO directly on the destination. LFO Visual Routing : any control affected by LFO shows up in green.

Envelopes

3 Envelopes with Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain, Release. Free drag'n drop assignation to any control on screen. 108 internal modulation destinations. 16 external MIDI OUT modulation destinations.

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Five response modes : Velocity, Key, Velocity Sync, Key Sync,Velocity To Decay. Envelope discreet parameters : time in samples of the "zero ms" attack/release. Feedbacked AHDSRs : AHDSRs can control LFOs/AHDSRs. AHDSR Visual Feedback : see the action of AHDSR directly on the destination AHDSR Visual Routing : any control affected by AHDSR shows up in yellow Auto-Zoom Envelope to Screen Adjust. Showing all envelopes by soft transparency.

Note Step Sequencer


16 Steps Sequencer. 128 Pattern Memories. Step Size from 1 to 16. +2/-2 Octave Control for each step. Slide Control for each step. Velocity Control for each step. 2 Randomizers (Intelligent/Chaotic). Speed Settings : from 32 Bars to 128th, with dotted and triplet.

Effects

Tube Emulation with customizable cabinet size and frequency. Full High Quality Effect Chain. Phaser. Flanger. Chorus. Delay. Reverb. Several Models of Phaser, Flanger, Chorus and Delay. Perfect sync of effect parameters with host tempo and timecode. Effect Preset Managers including dozens of Effects Presets.

Play Modes

Legato. Mono. Unison using from 1 to 16 note (user selection). Unison Pitch detune (added to each extra unison voice). Unison Phase delay (same). Unison Random Pitch detune (same). Unison Random Phase delay (same). Unison Master Level Compensation to avoid output saturation. Free polyphony per preset : from 1 (mono) to 16. Time or Distance Portamento.

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Build-in Hold implementation. Distinct Up and down values for Pitchbend range. 16 voice polyphony. Preset Master Tuning. Global Master Tuning.

MIDI Features

Advanced and visual MIDI Learn Mode. MIDI Learn Edit Screen. MIDI Controller number and Channel Edit. MIDI Learn invertable min and max Edit. MIDI Intelligent Random Mutate. MIDI OUT Full Implementation. MIDI out controls on channel, Controller number, minimum and maximum output values.

Preset Management

Preset Manager Screen. Managing functions : Save, Save As Variation, Replace, Move to Category, delete. Preset Category reflecting Folder Organisation on Hard Drive. Easy to Read List. Preset Randomizer (choose any number, the same number generates the same random preset). Mini Preset Browser.

Misc.

Big Parameter Read-out in the central screen. Intuitive 3D user Interface. On/Off Switch For every Module. Option Screen with clear categories. Preset Options (Saves in Preset). Global Options (Saves on Exit). Visual Modulation Routing. Over 1000 presets.

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Kubik

Kubik is a wavetable sequencer synthesizer that can create a vast array of sophisticated moving sounds by moving through a wavetable of 64 waveforms, similar to sounds produced by the Waldorf MicroWave or Ensoniq Fizmo. Features:

64 Wave Wavetable. Two Wavetable Oscillators with secondary unison oscillators. Up to 8x oversampling. Nine Types of Oscillator Combinations: Add, Sub, Mix, Ring, FM, Sync, Waveshaper, S&H, PWM. Two Filters: can be used independently, serially, in parallel or sequentially. Twelve Filter Types: 12db LP, BP, BR, HP, 24db LP, BP, BR, HP, Ring, Formant, Comb, Tuned Noise. Pre-filter distortion on 12db and 24db filters. Eight 32-Step Envelopes with variable slope and looping and release sections. Eight Multi-wave LFOs. X/Y Panel, where you can control parameters with your mouse, and even record these mouse paths to replay later. Four General Purpose Modulator LFO/controllers, all the controls can be controlled by keyboard events such as pitch bend, modulation wheel, note pitch/velocity and other controllers. Complete modulation matrix so you can control all properties using envelopes, LFOs, step sequences and keysplits plus keyboard and MIDI controls. Waveform editor. 64 Partial Additive Waveform editor. Over 100 Wavetable Presets. Different Types of Wavetable sample resynthesis.

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Wavetable editing tools including Wavetable mixing, Morph, Interpolate, Morph Fill, Interpolate& Fill. Wave editing tools including Normalize, Smooth, Reverse, Inverse, Size. Additive tools to apply to waves including Volume, Phase, Shift, Low Filter, High Filter,Phase Distortion, Ring Mod, FM, Distortion. Hundreds of Wave Presets. Two 64 Step Sequencer, with controls pitch, duration, waveforms, volume, pan, filter cutoff, mix and slide, which can be viewed in tracker or graph mode. Full MIDI control of all of Kubik's parameters. Kubik works in poly/mono/latched/legato and arp mode and has powerful portamento capabilities. Two multi-effects with chorus, phaser, wahwah, distortion, lofi, cross delay, stereo delay, timed delay, comb filter and reverb. 2 band eq, compressor and stereo widener effects. Over 500 presets from TC Conrardy, EJ Robinson, Totc and Steve Bates, Rsmus and Pix. Full PDF manual which includes tutorials about how to use Kubik.

Lil Poly Ana

L'il Poly-Ana is the preset-player version of Admiral Quality's flagship Poly-Ana analog model synthesizer plug-in. L'il has all of regular Poly-Ana's sound features and capabilities, only your ability to design new patches has been restricted. But, every performance related control has been left in. The entire simulation control section as well, including Quality (CPU), Saturator and the Analog Drift feature. Plus the cutoff and resonance controls for both filters - the most popular controls for live voice tweaking. L'il Poly-Ana comes as VST instrument-only, without the effect version of the plug-in as included in the full version of Poly-Ana.

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LA Scoring Strings (LASS)

LA Scoring Strings (LASS) brings a whole new level of expressiveness, realism and real-time playability to sampled strings, according to audiobro. At the heart of its sound are Real Legato performance sample patches and a unique " layered ensemble" approach. These ensembles were all recorded individually in a large film scoring studio. Because they're made up of different players (avoiding the dreaded "same player" sound), they combine seamlessly to produce entirely cohesive small, medium, or large sections with the right divisi ratios. LASS also features solo instruments performed by the section leaders. Rather than sounding like "guest soloists," these instruments sound like the first chair players they actually are, blending perfectly with the sections they come from. The players are recorded in position on the scoring stage and mixed in the traditional orchestral seating perspective, making it simple to get a "magnificent" string mix out of the box. audiobro took the utmost care to ensure that the instruments can be panned anywhere with virtually no phasing problems should you need to do that. And to make it easy to get just the right sound, all LASS patches and programming are consistent from the first chair to the full mix. If a part sounds right using the first chair patch, the same sequence will sound right with the full ensemble - no MIDI reprogramming required. Featured LASS Scripts (Note that these are some of many scripts):

LASS Real Legato: REAL legato performance samples - meticulously programmed and scripted for non-repetitive legato transitions and real-time control of legato articulations. A.R.T. (Auto Rhythm Tool): an advanced (yet simple to use) rhythm and accents script with humanization features. Trill Script: the script intelligently triggers trills diatonically in any key with just 1 Key Switch. Delay and Humanization: add delay and randomization to the timing of note playback. CC Table: allows you to create your own volume curves for sustain and legato patches. A.M.G. (Anti Machine Gun): Triggers alternate samples to avoid sample repetition.

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Tuning Tool: allows you to create your own tuning table and add tuning randomization to patches.

Largo

Largo is the first pure software synthesizer with Waldorf DNA. Largo mirrors the technology used in Blofeld and Q hardware synthesizers. As with every Waldorf instrument, ergonomics are a core feature on screen as well. Your eyes will be pleased with a clearly structured, graphical user interface that supports your workflow intuitively. Largo offers three fat oscillators, two of them with sub oscillators. These oscillators include models of classic analog waveforms as well as a selection of waves from the PPG and Waldorf Wave stored in two Wavetables. All these run through two Waldorf multi-mode filters with steep cut-off, resonance up to self-oscillation and a drive stage to add even more punch and graininess to the sound. Ultra-fast envelope generators and flexible LFOs as well as an easy to understand, yet extremely versatile modulation matrix make for a sound designer's dream. The filters have always been a core part of any Waldorf instrument. With outstanding expertise in both analog and digital synthesis, the developers took utmost care in developing the filters. Use the comb filters for plucked, stringed or blown sounds. Band pass, high pass, low pass and notch filters are all available with 12 dB and 24 dB slope. All of them sound extremely accurate and add pure sonic quality to the sound of your music. Largo contains a flexible arpeggiator with 16 freely programmable steps as known from the exclusive Q synthesizer line plus an array of high quality effects such as Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Overdrive, Delay and Reverb. The clearly arranged user interface helps you to create your own powerful synthesizer sounds in a breeze. Oscillators and filters are always in direct access while the sub -modules are only a

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mouse click away. It has the same exclusive voice architecture as the Q and Blofeld synthesizer line, fully integrated into the total recall system of your Digital Audio Workstation. General Features:

Up to 256 voices per instance (depending on available CPU power). Up to 4 layers per sound. 4 stereo outputs (alternatively 1 stereo sum). Host automation of almost all parameters. MIDI Controller automation of the most important parameters.

Per Voice:

5 Oscillators: o 3 Main Oscillators. o 2 Sub Oscillators. Virtual Analog Models: o Pulse with Pulse Width Modulation. o Sawtooth. o Triangle. o Sine. Wavetables: o Q Alt 1 and Alt 2 Wavetable. Frequency Modulation between Oscillators and Noise Generator. Oscillator Synchronization. Ring Modulator for Osc 1 / 2. Noise Generator with Noise Colour. 2 independent Multi Mode Filters: o Filter FM. o Resonance up to Self-Oscillation. o Low Pass 24 dB / 12 dB. o Band Pass 24 dB / 12 dB. o High Pass 24 dB / 12 dB. o Notch 24 dB / 12 dB. o Comb Filter with positive / negative Feedback. o Sample&Hold (sample rate reduction). 2 Drive Stages per voice with adjustable Drive Gain and selectable Curves: o Clip. o Hard. o Medium. o Soft. o Sine Shaper. o and more. Modulation Matrix with 16 Slots, freely programmable.

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Modulation Speed far into Audio Range. Modulation Sources include all internal Modulation Sources plus various MIDI messages. Modulation Destinations for almost all continuous sound parameters. Various pre-routed Modulation Destinations with selectable Sources: o Pitch Modulation. o Oscillator 1 / 2 / 3 Frequency Modulation. o Oscillator 1 / 2 / 3 Pulse Width Modulation. o Filter 1 / 2 Cutoff Modulation. o Filter 1 / 2 Frequency Modulation. o Pan 1 / 2 Modulation. o Amp Modulation. 4 Modifiers for transforming Modulation Sources with various Algorithms. 3 fast LFOs: o Syncable to MIDI Clock. o Note Retrigger with adjustable Start Phase. o Monophonic LFO. o Keytrack. o Freely drawable LFO waveform with 16 steps. 4 fast Envelopes with selectable types: o Single Trigger / Retrigger per Envelope. o ADSR. o ADS1DS2R (2 Decay/Sustain stages plus adjustable Attack Level). o One Shot. o Loop S1S2 (Loop between Sustain 1 and 2). o Loop All (Loop over all stages). Poly, Mono, Dual or Unisono Mode with selectable Voice Count.

Per Layer:

Powerful Arpeggiator o Hold and One Shot modes. o Syncable to MIDI Clock. o Direction Up, Down, Alternate. o Range up to 10 Octaves. o Various methods to modify Note Sort Order. o Freely programmable Arpeggiator Pattern with up to 16 Steps. Programmable per Step: o Accent. o Timing. o Length. o Glide on/off. o Pause. o Chord. o Previous note.

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Random note from Note List. First and/or last note from Note List. 2 Effect slots per layer. Effect Types: o Chorus. o Flanger. o Phaser. o Overdrive. o Delay (2nd effect slot only). o Reverb (2nd effect slot only).
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Latigo

Latigo features 1GB of original multitrack groove performances from Grammy-award winner Clay Ostwald, Edwin Bonilla and Olbin Burgos of the Miami Sound Machine. The varie ty of instruments includes full drum kit, bongos, congas, quinta, djembe, cuica, surdo, timbales, repenique, pandeiros, cowbell, agogos, triangle, claves, guiro, samba whistle, shekere, caxixi, cabasa, maracas, shaker, clap, ganza, reco, wataki, bombo and tambora. Styles from Brazil, the Caribbean, Columbia, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela include Abacua, Afro -Cuban, Bembe, Bolero, Bomba, Bossa Nova, Caballo, Calypso, Cha Cha Cha, Charanga, Columbia, Columbian, Comparsa, Cucuye, Danza, Gaita, Guaguanco Timba, Guaguanco Mozambique, Mambo, Merengue, Mongo, Salsa, Palo, Pello Mozambique, Pilon, Plena, Samba, Songo, Son Montuno. Both Darbuka and Latigo share the same virtual instrument technology that allows users to customize the performances. Real-time performance controls include :

Tempo. Tempo scale. Variance. Timing effects (tight/loose, quantize, swing). Instrument groups. Pattern complexity.

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Mute/solo. Level. Positioning. And more...

The integrated mixer includes independent EQ, punch, and ambience adjus tment for each instrument. Users can place instruments freely in one of 15 different surround stages, as well as play patterns, fills, solos, variations and mutes via MIDI keys. Instrument combinations can be stored in 61 scene memories. Outputs are provided main stereo/surround plus 14 individual instruments.

Latin World

Latin World is a Native Instruments Intakt based plugin instrument that gives you your own complete Latin band layed out on the keyboard: drum -, percussion- (all recorded individually and in full stereo!), bass-, guitar- loops and the horn section sorted by music style, keys and harmonic progressions (4 basic keys with up to 6 different progressions). Latin World includes traditional South American styles. You'll find Salsa (with all its playing techniques like Mozambique, Guaguanc, Son Montuno, Mambo, Cha -Cha-Cha, ...), Samba (incl. Batucada, Samba Reggae, Mambo etc.), Bomba, Bain, Merengue, Candombe, Murga, a huge ternary library (incl. Rumba, Columbia, Chacarera, Bemb, Chamam), as well as polyrhythms and additional break loops, recorded in various tempos.

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LinuxSampler

The LinuxSampler project was founded with the goal to produce a free, streaming capable, open source pure software audio sampler with professional grade features, c omparable to both hardware and commercial Windows / Mac OS X software samplers and to introduce new features not yet available by any other sampler in the world. LinuxSampler was designed very modular, especially (and in contrast to other samplers) it was decoupled from any user interface. LinuxSampler itself usually runs as its own process in the background of the computer and usually does not show up anything on the screen, or at most it can be launched to show status information and debug messages in a console window. That means LinuxSampler itself is the "engine" of the sampler, it is the software component which performs all the heavy and time critical computational tasks of handling MIDI events, calculating the audio data and sending the final audio d ata to your sound card(s). The dev team call LinuxSampler the "sampler back-end". Obviously you need some way to control the sampler. That's where a 2nd application comes into game - a sampler front-end application. A front-end is (usually) a graphical application, visible on the screen, providing the user a set of e.g. menus, buttons, sliders, dials, etc. to allow the user to control the sampler in a convenient way. It merely sends the user requests to the sampler engine (LinuxSampler) and in turn shows t he engine's status information on the screen. A front-end does not perform any signal processing tasks, so you can see it as a "face" of the sampler. Two different front-ends / "faces" for LinuxSampler are provided: QSampler is a light-weight front-end written in C++, using straightforward native graphical controls of the underlying operating system. That way the appearance of QSampler on the screen is very fast and it consumes very little resources. Due to its utilization of the operating system's common GUI controls, it looks slightly different on every operating system (also dependent of the user's selected theme on his OS). Note however, QSampler does not fully

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support all features of the sampler engine (LinuxSampler), yet. Most notably the engine's instruments database feature is not yet covered by QSampler. JSampler is a full-fledged front-end for LinuxSampler, written in Java and currently comes in two flavors: JSampler "Classic" offers straightforward GUI controls whereas JSampler "Fantasia" provides a modern skin based user interface. JSampler supports all features currently available in the sampler engine (LinuxSampler). Also note that even though JSampler is written in Java and slightly more hungry regarding resources (compared to QSampler), this usually does not have any impact on the audio rendering performance of the sampler, since the engine runs completely independently and with much higher CPU priority than the front -end(s).

Liquid Adlibs

Liquid Instruments Vol. 10 Adlibs comes with vocal phrases and gives musicians and producers the possibility to add new color or ideas to tracks and songs. Realistic vocal adlibs with re-synthesis capabilities are no longer just a fantasy. Maximum attitude, expression, character and more are here for your vocal arrangement objectives. Reinforce vocal ensembles on the fly with fully customizable vocal phrasing options. Sustain desired notes with processing integrity or take things to DSP extremes. With Pop, Dance, Soul and tons more dynamic surprises. Additionally beneficial for setting the vibe to help quickly visualize the whole picture for a piece. The library contains over 2400 adlibs and phrases, both verbal and non-verbal, performed by three female and five male singers. No additional effects (e.g. compression) or any other processors have been used in Liquid Adlibs to ensure the purest results possible. The integrated Melodyne technology engine gives freedom to modify, quantize, re -groove, timestretch, pitch or change the formant of every single part of an adlib or phrase for individual expression. By combining adlibs and phrases it is possible to create own choruses and verses.

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Liquid Adlibs contains many different styles and lyrics (British and American vocalists) to choose from: Pop, Dance, Soul, RnB, Ragga, Rave, Electronica, screams and spoken words. Creatives, preferring electronic and modified vocoder -like vocals, may get some amazing results through radical pitching, formant changing, quantizing and stretching in the editor mode of the liquid engine. Full 24 bit recordings, 800 MB, over 2400 adlibs. Liquid Features:

Control audio material as simply as MIDI data. Change notes within the phrase. Adapt tempo and key. Select from a wide range of musical scales. Control all parameters in realtime. Pre-screening with adapted pitch and tempo. Easily generate your individual setup. High quality Melodyne technology. Multiple content management. Edit start and ending. Quick sound browser. All parameters MIDI controllable. Save audio of original and modified loops. Export to MIDI. Sync to host. Great bandwidth of styles. Highest quality recording equipment.

Liquid Drums

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Liquid Drums includes a 2 Gb sample library offering more than 450 drum loop construction kits (over 2600 layered loops) including 100 breaks, intros and outros (over 640 layered tracks) in all styles and variations. For Pop, RnB, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Disco, Jazz, Swing, Bossanova, Samba, Rock, IDM, Drum & Bass... Liquid Drums enables you to move, pitch, stretch or even delete any single note of the snare, hihat, bass drum, etc. loop without affecting the rest of the groove. All loops and single sound loops automatically adjust their tempo to your arrangement while remaining groovy and keeping their natural color. You can also try radical pitchin g and stretching to make everything sound more electronic. Offering unlimited control over the loops and multi channel layers, multiple variations, every tone of each drum instrument is editable for total flexibility.

Liquid Electric Bass

Developed in close cooperation with Celemony, the Liquid Instruments Series (L.I.S.) offers you a whole new array of features to control and redo sampled material. Parameters such as single note pitches, formants, note lengths, scales, tempo, start and endings can now be edited easily and directly to suit your arrangement - with unchanged high-quality sound even after intense processing. In this combination of first-class samples with the unique Melodyne functions you can create countless variations - from simple licks and phrases to complete solo lines.
Vol.2 Electric Bass The L.I.S. electric bass edition contains a great range of styles played on 78' Musicman Stingray, 77' Fender Jazz Bass (Maple Neck) and 62' Fender JazzBass (Fretless). Stylistically, the bandwidth spans funk, soul, disco, house, pop, rock, beat through jazz, nu jazz, latin brazil styles up to downtempo, lounge and easy listening and many more.

L.I.S Features:

Control audio material as simply as MIDI data. Change notes within the phrase.

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Adapt tempo and key. Select from a wide range of musical scales. Control all parameters in realtime. Pre-screening with adapted pitch and tempo. Easily generate your individual setup. High quality Melodyne technology. Multiple content management. Edit start and ending. Quick sound browser. All parameters MIDI controllable. Sync to host. Great bandwidth of styles. Highest quality recording equipment. Played by the best studio musicians.

Liquid Guitar

Liquid Guitar "unites the collected power of the guitar universe". It contains a broad stylistic spectrum of guitar licks. Recorded from acoustic (nylon/steel) and electric guitars. From Funk, R'n'B, Pop, Rock, Rock'n'Roll, Blues, Fusion, Jazz, Western, Beat all the way to So und FX. Rhythmically and soloistically played licks and phrases recorded as: Clean-direct input and Real Amp Recording with crunch, distortion including feedback, tremolo and wahwah sounds. The recordings were made without additional EQs, limiters, etc. Li quid Guitar is your personal studio guitarist, who plays the melodies just as you want them. Developed in close cooperation with Celemony, the Liquid Instruments Series (L.I.S.) offers you a whole new array of features to control and redo sampled material. Parameters such as single note pitches, formants, note lengths, scales, tempo, start and endings can now be edited easily and directly to suit your arrangement - with unchanged high-quality sound even after intense processing. In this combination of first-class samples with the unique Melodyne functions you can create countless variations - from simple licks and phrases to complete solo lines.

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Guitars:

Amps:

Fender Stratocaster (with EMG pickups) Rockinger Strat (with EMG pickups) Gibson ES335 Stereo Steinberger (incl. TransTrem with EMG pickups) Epiphone Imperial Regent Yamaha APX7 Acoustic Guitar

Fender Twin Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifier VOX AC30 Rivera Bonehead Marshall JMP1 preamp

L.I.S Features:

Control audio material as simply as MIDI data. Change notes within the phrase. Adapt tempo and key. Select from a wide range of musical scales. Control all parameters in realtime. Pre-screening with adapted pitch and tempo. Easily generate your individual setup. High quality Melodyne technology. Multiple content management. Edit start and ending. Quick sound browser. All parameters MIDI controllable. Sync to host. Great bandwidth of styles. Highest quality recording equipment. Played by the best studio musicians.

Liquid Horn Section

Developed in close cooperation with Celemony, the Liquid Instruments Series (L.I.S.) offers you a whole new array of features to control and redo sampled material. Parameters such as single

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note pitches, formants, note lengths, scales, tempo, start and endings can now be edited easily and directly to suit your arrangement - with unchanged high-quality sound even after intense processing. In this combination of first-class samples with the unique Melodyne functions you can create countless variations - from simple licks and phrases to complete solo lines. Vol. 6 Horn Section The horn sections consist of baritone-, tenor-, and alto sax, trombone, trumpet and flute and were recorded with studio professionals playing high-quality instruments using no reverb. The styles run from 60s/70s Soul and Funk, Disco, 80s Pop, 90s Acid Jazz, Nu Jazz, Rock, Funk, House, RnB, HipHop up to the most current hit productions. L.I.S Features:

Control audio material as simply as MIDI data. Change notes within the phrase. Adapt tempo and key. Select from a wide range of musical scales. Control all parameters in realtime. Pre-screening with adapted pitch and tempo. Easily generate your individual setup. High quality Melodyne technology. Multiple content management. Edit start and ending. Quick sound browser. All parameters MIDI controllable. Sync to host. Great bandwidth of styles. Highest quality recording equipment. Played by the best studio musicians.

Liquid Percussion

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Liquid Percussion provides high-quality percussion grooves, loops and single samples. It is designed for creating complex percussion tracks, adding percussion patterns to arrangements for a live and dynamic touch. A great variety of styles and over sixty different percussion instruments including Latin, Oriental, African or FX percussion represent this new volume. All the loops automatically adjust tempo to their arrangement while remaining groovy and keeping their natural color. Alternatively m odifying arrangements with "electronically feeling" by actions like radically pitching, quantizing and stretching in the editor mode of the Liquid engine, makes this library a "Swiss army knife" of percussion. No additional effects, e.g. compression, or any other processors have been used. Instruments: Agogo, Alegre, Bell, Bongo, Cabassa, Cajon (single and dual), Campanas, Castanets, Caxixi, Chimes, Clave, Conga, Cowbell, Crash, Daf, Darbuka, Djembe, Fexton, Frame Drum, Ghatam, Gong, Guache, Guiro, Horn, Icebell, Kokiriko, Maracas, Metal and Wood Roar, Mouth Percussion, Neon Tube, Oceandrum, Pandero, Pleneras, Repinique, Riq, Roto Tom, Sand Shaker, Sartenes, Shell Wood, Shequere, Surdo, Tabla, Talking Drum, Tambora, Tambourine, Thunder Tube, Timbales, Tombak, Triangle, Twirling Pipe, Udu, Waterfall, Wave Bell, Whistles, Wood Bongo, Wood Shaker, Woodpecker. Liquid Percussion weighs in at 3.5 GB, made up of over 4200 loops and single samples (24 bit recordings). Liquid Features:

Control audio material as simply as MIDI data. Change notes within the phrase. Adapt tempo and key. Select from a wide range of musical scales. Control all parameters in realtime. Pre-screening with adapted pitch and tempo. Easily generate your individual setup. High quality Melodyne technology. Multiple content management. Edit start and ending. Quick sound browser. All parameters MIDI controllable. Save audio of original and modified loops. Export to MIDI. Sync to host. Great bandwidth of styles. Highest quality recording equipment.

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Liquid Saxophone

Developed in close cooperation with Celemony, the Liquid Instruments Series (L.I.S.) offers you a whole new array of features to control and redo sampled material. Parameters such as singl e note pitches, formants, note lengths, scales, tempo, start and endings can now be edited easily and directly to suit your arrangement - with unchanged high-quality sound even after intense processing. In this combination of first-class samples with the unique Melodyne functions you can create countless variations - from simple licks and phrases to complete solo lines. Vol. 1 Saxophone The L.I.S. saxophone edition contains a great range of styles played on baritone, tenor, alto, and soprano saxophones. They have included styles such as: smooth 50s bar-jazz, swing, bebop, hardbop, boogaloo, soulful 60s riffs, funky 70s licks, smoky bossa novas, latin brazil styles, dirty rock phrases, 80s pop, 90s acid jazz, nu jazz and many more. L.I.S Features:

Control audio material as simply as MIDI data. Change notes within the phrase. Adapt tempo and key. Select from a wide range of musical scales. Control all parameters in realtime. Pre-screening with adapted pitch and tempo. Easily generate your individual setup. High quality Melodyne technology. Multiple content management. Edit start and ending. Quick sound browser. All parameters MIDI controllable. Sync to host. Great bandwidth of styles. Highest quality recording equipment. Played by the best studio musicians.

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Liquid the Voice Vol 1

Developed in close cooperation with Celemony, the Liquid Instruments Series (L.I.S.) offers you a whole new array of features to control and redo sampled material. Parameters such as s ingle note pitches, formants, note lengths, scales, tempo, start and endings can now be edited easily and directly to suit your arrangement - with unchanged high-quality sound even after intense processing. In this combination of first-class samples with the unique Melodyne functions you can create countless variations - from simple licks and phrases to complete solo lines. The Voice features vocal phrases of a choir with independently editable voices; it allows you to change a single voice within a choir - independently from the other lines - and to adjust it to your needs. You can create basically every vocal harmony and every chord progression possible. "The Voice" offers total control over each single voice and melody within a choir - it is possible to take a chord, change a line and create a new feeling in an instant. The Liquid Engine helps to create everything from simple adlibs to complex harmonic structures. Every vocal phrase is dubbed eight times by two (male and female) singers for a total of eigh t different tracks per vocal phrase for realistic sounding choirs.

The Voice Vol. 1 features 300 verbal vocal phrases between 2 and 8 bars focused mainly on pop, dance and RnB productions. All vocal phrases can be combined with each other. The verbal phrases include: "listen 2 the groove", "keep me movin on", "liftin me higher", "party everybody", "ready 4 my luv", "u make me wanna dance", "universal love", "feel so high", "sexy dancer", "when will u stop playing" and many more. The Voice vol.2 (non-verbal) contains melodic vocal lines from simple to sophisticated not just the usual "Ah", "Oh" and "Uh". Beautifully sung lines with appealing melody and rhythm offer a great range of different tunes for that extra spice in songs.

The Voice Vol. 1 and 2 were recorded in 24 Bit, acoustically dry without additional effects and filters. Each Volume contains 300 vocal phrases / 2400 vocal loops and requires 3GB of Hard Disc space.

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L.I.S Features:

Control audio material as simply as MIDI data. Change notes within the phrase. Adapt tempo and key. Select from a wide range of musical scales. Control all parameters in realtime. Pre-screening with adapted pitch and tempo. Easily generate your individual setup. High quality Melodyne technology. Multiple content management. Edit start and ending. Quick sound browser. All parameters MIDI controllable. Sync to host. Great bandwidth of styles. Highest quality recording equipment. Played by the best studio musicians.

Liquid The Voice vol. 2

Developed in close cooperation with Celemony, the Liquid Instruments Series (L.I.S.) offers you a whole new array of features to control and redo sampled material. Parameters such as single note pitches, formants, note lengths, scales, tempo, start and endings can now be edited easily and directly to suit your arrangement - with unchanged high-quality sound even after intense processing. In this combination of first-class samples with the unique Melodyne functions you can create countless variations - from simple licks and phrases to complete solo lines. The Voice features vocal phrases of a choir with independently editable voices; it allows you to change a single voice within a choir - independently from the other lines - and to adjust it to your needs. You can create basically every vocal harmony and every chord progression possible. "The Voice" offers total control over each single voice and melody within a choir - it is possible

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to take a chord, change a line and create a new feeling in an instant. The Liquid Engine helps to create everything from simple adlibs to complex harmonic structures. Every vocal phrase is dubbed eight times by two (male and female) singers for a total of eight different tracks per vocal phrase for realistic sounding choirs.

The Voice Vol. 1 features 300 verbal vocal phrases between 2 and 8 bars focused mainly on pop, dance and RnB productions. All vocal phrases can be combined with each other. The verbal phrases include: "listen 2 the groove", "keep me movin on", "liftin me higher", "party everybody", "ready 4 my luv", "u make me wanna dance", "universal love", "feel so high", "sexy dancer", "when will u stop playing" and many more. The Voice vol.2 (non-verbal) contains melodic vocal lines from simple to sophisticated not just the usual "Ah", "Oh" and "Uh". Beautifully sung lines with appealing melody and rhythm offer a great range of different tunes for that extra spice in songs.

The Voice Vol. 1 and 2 were recorded in 24 Bit, acoustically dry without additional effe cts and filters. Each Volume contains 300 vocal phrases / 2400 vocal loops and requires 3GB of Hard Disc space. L.I.S Features:

Control audio material as simply as MIDI data. Change notes within the phrase. Adapt tempo and key. Select from a wide range of musical scales. Control all parameters in realtime. Pre-screening with adapted pitch and tempo. Easily generate your individual setup. High quality Melodyne technology. Multiple content management. Edit start and ending. Quick sound browser. All parameters MIDI controllable. Sync to host. Great bandwidth of styles. Highest quality recording equipment. Played by the best studio musicians.

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Liquid Trumpet

Developed in close cooperation with Celemony, the Liquid Instruments Series (L.I.S.) offers you a whole new array of features to control and redo sampled material. Parameters such as single note pitches, formants, note lengths, scales, tempo, start and endings can now be edited easily and directly to suit your arrangement - with unchanged high-quality sound even after intense processing. In this combination of first-class samples with the unique Melodyne functions you can create countless variations - from simple licks and phrases to complete solo lines. Liquid Trumpet enables you to add authentic trumpet licks, themes and solos to any music production. All trumpet themes are professionally played with various grooves and flavours, a variety of styles and trumpets (basic, mute and French horn). Ueberschall Liquid Trumpets are loop-based construction kits (480 licks) adding over 1000 add-on licks and phrases (jazz, funk, pop, soul, afro cuban, buena vista, bebop and electronica). Using the timestretch and pitching possibilities of the Liquid Instruments' en gine makes them fit perfectly into music productions. Liquid Trumpets are full 24 bit recordings, 1.5 GB library, 1570 licks for Mac OS X and Windows supporting RTAS, VST, Audio Units and StandAlone. Liquid Features:

Control audio material as simply as MIDI data. Change notes within the phrase. Adapt tempo and key. Select from a wide range of musical scales. Control all parameters in realtime. Pre-screening with adapted pitch and tempo. Easily generate your individual setup. High quality Melodyne technology. Multiple content management.

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Edit start and ending. Quick sound browser. All parameters MIDI controllable. Save audio of original and modified loops. Export to MIDI. Sync to host. Great bandwidth of styles. Highest quality recording equipment.

London Solo Strings

London Solo Strings is a 3.75 gigabytes Kontakt Player 2-based string library featuring violin, viola, cello and the oft-omitted contrabass. Each instrument was sampled in 24-bit and played by world class performers with top of the line instruments. There's even a beautiful violin from 1740. Articulations include: arco, marcato, martele, spiccato, sul tasto, ponticelli, ponticelli tremolo, half step and whole step trills, tremolo, pizzicato, ricochet, short, medium and long crescendos, harmonics, Bartok (snap) pizzicato plus a huge assortment of FX per instrument. Feature summary:

Solo Violin, Viola, Cello, and ContraBass. Round Robin programs. Keyswitching programs. Large FX programs for each instrument.

Violin Arco, Bartok Pizzicato, Short Medium and Long Crescendos, FX, Harmonics, Marcato Down, Marcato Up, Martele Down, Martele Up, Pizzicato, Sul Ponticello Tremolo, Ponticello, Ricochet, Spiccato Down, Spiccato Up, Sul Tasto, Tremolo, Half-Note Trill, Whole-Note Trill. Viola Arco, Bartok Pizzicato, Short Medium and Long Crescendos, FX, Marcato Down, Marcato Up Pizzicato, Arco Short, Tremolo, Half-Note Trill, Whole-Note Trill. Cello

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Arco, Bartok Pizzicato, Short Medium and Long Crescendos, FX1, FX2, Marcato Down, Marcato Up, Martele Down, Martele Up, Pizzicato, Spiccato Down, Spiccato Up, Sul Tasto, Tremolo Soft, Tremolo. Contrabass Arco, Bartok Pizzicato, FX1, FX2, Marcato Down, Marcato Up, Pizzicato, Spiccato Down, Spiccato Up, Tremolo.

Lounge Lizard EP-3

Lounge Lizard uses the same physical modelling technology utilised by the Tassman, to replicate the mechanism of an electric piano, including the tone and tine bars, the hammer and the pick up for unmatched sound quality and control. Feature highlights:

All the classic electric piano sounds: Rhodes, Wurlitzer, RMI, Hohner. Entirely based on physical modeling. Preset library - vintage to modern. Integrated browser and locate function for easy navigation and organization of presets. Fast preset loading time. Hands-free operation via custom MIDI programs. Every parameter can be controlled via MIDI or host automation. Intuitive and ergonomic user interface for preset creation. Real-time calculation of sound - no samples. 32bit floating point internal processing. Audio bit-depth and sample rates up to 24bit/192kHz. Import/Export functions for easy sharing of presets. Unlimited undo/redo capability. Standalone operation - no host application required, and standard plug-in formats support.

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Full audio and MIDI hardware support. Simultaneous operation of multiple MIDI ports. User defined MIDI maps with MIDI Learn function. MIDI clock, tap and host tempo synchronization. Dynamic voice allocation and CPU overhead protection.

Lounge Lizard Session

Lounge Lizard Session is an electric piano plug-in based on the Lounge Lizard EP-3 sound engine. It offers four different types of pianos, a selection of effects and a simple and straightforward layout, and delivers authentic electric piano tones for musicians who don't need the extra programmability offered by the full version. Feature highlights:

Four engine presets from Lounge Lizard EP-3, covering the classic Rhodes and Wurlitzer electric pianos. High-end effects: tremolo, distortion, chorus, flanger, phaser, vibrato, wah, delays, and reverb. Standalone and plug-in format support for live and studio use. Fast preset changes.

LoungeOrama

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LoungeOramA is an Elastik Player-based sample library. LoungeOramA features 1.7 GB / 880 loops and samples in 20 all new easy-going construction kit mix foundations made exclusively for Ueberschall's advanced 'Nouvelle' series. Each mix, backing and drum bed in a kit are over a full minute in length. All source material loops and samples used to make the full mix are included. Outro / Intros, Verses and Chorus provide the framework of all kits. LoungeORama provides lush samples with a huge variety of Rhodes licks, vintage analog synthesizers and drum machines, live-recorded basslines, guitars and percussion, atmospheres and fx. Separate drumloops (bassdrum, snare, hi -hat loops) and tons of single sounds are also included. Select Construction Kits were produced by Danya Vodovoz. Originating from Hannover/ Germany, Danya Vodovoz has collaborated with Mousse T. and Raul Paz. He has released on labels like Ministry Of Sound, Peppermint Jam, Stereo Cool and Nave and recently remixed 4Hero's Morning Child alongside Massive Attack. Elastik Features:

Highspeed timestretching and pitchshifting in best quality. Innovative "LoopEye" for fast loop variations. All parameters MIDI controllable. Multiple content management. Each product separately installable. Mapping tools (automatic slice- & chromatic-map). Save audio of original and modified loops. Creation of user presets. Filter with "kill function" (-72db). Adaptable to tempos from 10 to 480 BPM. Audio engine for quick adaptation. Elastik Soundbank for Mac OS X & Windows - AU, VST & RTAS.

M-Tron

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The M-Tron is modeled on the legendary British instrument, the Mellotron. This instrument was manufactured in various guises between 1963 and 1986 and was used by artists including The Beatles, The Moody Blues' Mike Pinder, Black Sabbath, Rick Wakeman and Genesis' Tony Banks. The instrument faded into semi-obscurity during the 80's and early 90's, but due, in part, to its evocative and unique nostalgic sound, it was rediscovered and used by artists including Oasis, Radiohead, Kasabian and countless others. The principle of the Mellotron was simple - take a 35 note keyboard and have a piece of tape for each note containing real recordings of real players. In this way it was arguably the world's first sampler, with recordings varying from single notes (as in the Flutes sound used on the legendary Strawberry Fields Forever) or entire musical motifs (as in The Beatles' Bungalow Bill). Each sound lasted a maximum of eight seconds before they had to release the note, allowing the tape to rewind. This forced the player to adopt a different technique (often referred to as 'a spider crawling up the keys') and, in turn, this allowed the music to truly breathe. However, while the sound was undoubtedly magnificent, because of the huge array of moving parts, the instrument's reliability was questionable and the price was expensive. Rick Wakeman regularly recounts a story of becoming so fed up with the unreliability of the instrument, he unceremoniously burned his at the end of a Yes tour. Purchasing an original M400 now would cost several thousand dollars and would probably only come with the default three sounds, Cello, Flutes and Violins. The M -Tron, on the other hand, costs a fraction of this price and now comes with over 2Gb of sounds that don't require the instrument to be dismantled in order to hear them. The M-Tron captures all of the character of the original instrument by sampling every note of every key and adhering to the eight second limit of each note. This way, not only do the resultant sounds ebb and flow, all the inherent and nostalgic magic of each sound is closely observed - minor imperfections and all. Key Features:

The original virtual Tron. 35 Notes each individually sampled. Over 100 Tape Banks. Classic Mellotron, Novatron, Chamberlin & Birotron recordings. Classic Rhythms and Tron Sounds. Attack & Release Envelope. Tone Control. Rare sounds from tapes made for artists including Yes, Frank Zappa & Tangerine Dream. The sound of pure nostalgia.

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M-Tron Pro

M-Tron Pro is an emulation of the classic Mellotron - the unique tape-playback keyboard used by such luminaries as The Beatles, Yes, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Moody Blues and Radiohead. The 3.5GB sound library features over 160 tape banks (sample sets) including 19 of the original GForce M-Tron tape banks, which have been re-mastered at London's legendary Abbey Road Studios. M-Tron Pro also delivers 45 brand-new tape banks and over 500 patches, many created by world-class recording artists and programmers. Select from the patches or open the lid to access G:sampler's easy editing controls for layers, splits, reverse, half-speed and more. Use it in stand-alone mode or as a plug-in for most popular host applications. M-Audio GForce M-Tron Pro Features:

Emulation of vintage Mellotron > classic sounds with digital convenience. 160+ tape banks including re-masters and loops > instant access to a diverse sonic palette. 500+ presets featuring acclaimed artist contributions > world-class sounds at your fingertips. New layer, split, synth and editing features > shape your own custom sounds. Standalone or plug-in operation > compatible with just about everything. 160+ total tape banks (sample sets), including: o 45 brand-new tape banks not found in the original M-Tron. o 19 tape banks from M-Tron virtual instrument, re-mastered at London's legendary Abbey Road Studios. o 40 looped tape banks. Over 3.5GB of samples total. 500+ patches including many created by world-class recording artists and programmers. Up to 35 notes, each individually sampled. Dual layer and split keyboard operation. Programmable MIDI CC response via MIDI Learn. 29 parameters per layer including synth parameters: o Vintage-style ensemble and delay effects.

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Low-pass, band-pass and high-pass resonant filter section. Tape reverse. Tape half speed. Dynamic keyboard control, including filter aftertouch.
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M-1

Part of the Korg Legacy Collection Digital Edition, the whole package includes: M1 and Wavestation instrument plugins and the MDE-X collection of effect plugins. The sound engine of the Korg M1 is now available as an eight-part multi-timbral virtual instrument, and has been brought up to date with many new features. Topping that list includes a powerful resonant filter and dual Insert effects. In addition to the PCM and Program/Combination data of the M1/M1EX/T1, all of the data from the 19 optional M1 PCM/Program cards is included, along with new drum samples and entirely new Programs, plus all additional PCM data and Programs/Combinations of the optional TSD -01 through 05 disks - providing more than 3,100 preset sounds. Features:

Maximum Polyphony: 256 notes (depending on the CPU of host computer). Number of Parts: 8. More than 3,100 preset sounds and 400 user presets. Over 960 PCM waveforms. 34 effect types. Original M1 and T-series data can be imported via .SYX file.

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MachFive

MachFive 2 provides cross-platform compatibility for the latest Mac and Windows operating systems, including Universal Binary support for Mac Intel CPUs. All instrument plug-in formats are supported - VST, AU, RTAS, DX, MAS - as well as stand-alone capability. MachFive 2 can open third party sample libraries directly - no time consuming conversion required. Four 8GB DVDs contain 32 Gb of instruments and loops. Featured sounds include an 8 Gb Grand Piano, surround-sound drums and orchestral instruments, a wide array of loops, ethnic and acoustic instruments, as well as a "best of" collection from the award -winning Vienna Symphonic Library. Choose instruments from a wide variety of basses, guitars, keyboards, drums, voices, and sound effects. Sound Design tools include up to 128 samples per key, oscillators and organ generators, multipoint envelopes, tempo-synchronized LFOs, comprehensive effects (including a convolution reverb), rules based programming, and LoopLab for creation and manipulation of MIDI and audio loops. What's new:

Universal Compatibility: MachFive 2 is available in all major plug-in formats for Mac OS X and Windows, plus as a standalone application. Run MachFive 2 cross-platform on your G5 or Intel Mac, or on the latest Windows PC with 32 and 64 bit XP or Vista. Universal Sound Management: MachFive 2 effortlessly handles samples and synthesis, loops and instruments. Use the included 32 GB of sounds, or load third-party sounds natively without conversion. Unlimited parts mean you'll always have room for more, and with disk streaming you can manage them with ease. Advanced editing that retains simplicity: With its simple one-window design, MachFive 2 keeps everything in your reach, yet provides deep editing tools. Easily manage unlimited parts with unlimited keygroups and layers in a single window, using up to 256

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MIDI channels and 200 discrete audio outputs (depends on host). Use the new expanded and full screen editors to attend to every detail. Loop Lab: Drag & drop import/export, beat slicing, MIDI mapping, time stretching, and advanced pitch shifting. Layers and Rules: Layers add a whole new dimension to your sounds. Organize, sort, and stack your sounds, and create dynamic performances using Layer Rules. Third -party multi-dimension formats like Gigasampler load with all of their rules. Mixer: MachFive 2's Mixer view provides the tools for a comprehensive mixdown environment. Quickly adjust levels, panning, audio outputs, MIDI inputs, add effects, and configure aux sends for multiple parts. FX: Use dozens of effects ranging from pristine convolution reverb to gritty distortion to multi-band processors, with hundreds of included presets or your own. Graphical control for plug-ins makes finding that perfect setting easy. Save up to four effects in a single preset with multi FX for quick recall. Advanced Sound Design: MachFive 2's sound design is powerful, yet intuitive and easy to use. Adjust all keygroups with one move, or create unique settings for every keygroup. Take advantage of filters, LFOs, AHDSR and multi-point envelopes, effects, and much more to carefully craft your sound. MIDI automation and mo dulation is available for nearly every parameter. Multi-point envelopes: Multi-point envelopes with unlimited breakpoints allow for highly customizable modulation. Sync your envelopes to your host tempo, and save & recall presets of favorite envelopes. Synthesis: MachFive 2 seamlessly combines samples and synthesis in a unified environment. Use traditional oscillators (sine, saw, square, and more) or an advanced organ emulator. Surround: Edit multi-channel samples and loops and place your sounds in a surround environment from quad to 5.1 up to 7.1, for a truly immersive experience.

Maize Sampler

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Maize Sampler is a sampler (sampler player) offering the features you would expect such as keyswitching (12 layers), disk-streaming, sample-mapping, velocity layering, sample looping, etc. but it also offers a fairly unique feature: Propagation - with just a few clicks you can export your own sample based VST / AU instruments directly. Features:

Propagation (VST / AU export) with pre-defined UI styles. Keyswitching between 12 layers. Disk-streaming. Sample-mapping, velocity layering. 16 channels, 4 stereo output, 32 polyphonies. Supports 8, 16, 24 bit sample rate . Built-in simple reverb and EQ. Both VSTi and Standalone modes. Comes with a Soundfont to Maize Sampler format converter.

Majestic

Majestic is designed to be the ultimate bass instrument und contains a whopping 16GB sound library with basses in the following categories:

American Tube: Typical bass sound played through legendary American preamps. British Tube: Typical bass sound played through legendary British preamps. DI: Direct Input bass sounds that you can shape yourself, exactly as you would if you had a bass player in your studio. Warm: bass sounds fully produced with EQ and compression, designed to fit specific musical styles. Plus as special bonus: an over 100 year old upright bass.

You can play Majestic's e-basses with different playing styles - fingered, fingered muted, thumb, slapped, picked and picked muted, and in addition with the playing techniques - long notes,

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vibrato notes, short notes, ghosts, tappings, hammer-ons, 8th notes, slow slides, fast slides, back slides, fret noises, FX... everything with up to 8 velocity splits per note. To achieve even more authentic e-bass performances, the instruments were recorded in two different scales. The sound engine features:

Highly optimized engine for low CPU load. Powerful MIDI processing incl. keyswitch option. Flexible and intuitive handling of multis, layers and single keygroups. Up to 16 audio outputs. Simultaneous use of up to 8 different layers. Hundreds of stunning single and multi patches using over 45,000 samples. Intelligent polyphony management: protection of the natural release of the instruments and also the adjustment of voice usage per layers and notes to save CPU power! Basic and pro editor mode.

Malmsjo GVI
Malmsjo GVI is an enhanced version of Art Vista's sampled Malmsjo Grand Piano. Malmsjo GVI has been given a substantial face-lift, and an increase in dynamic range, by the u se of the new DEF technology offered by Tascam in its Giga software. To prepare the Malmsjo samples for this new technology, Art Vista optimized the recorded samples from the lowest level. The result is an instrument with pristine audio representation from the very intimate, to "larger-than-life" presentations. Malmsjo GVI has also been enhanced with eight-level release sample ambience from a medium size hall with wood floors, and custom impulse responses by Larry Seyer.

ManyBass

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ManyBass is a bass guitar sample based synthesizer which comes with a large collection of bass guitar samples intended to form the foundation of your day to day bass instrument needs. This extensive range of sounds has then been coupled with a highly efficient sample playback eng ine with a powerful FX rack. ManyBass has been designed to provide you with a high quality sound, thanks to the included 2.4 Gb of new 24-bit, electric bass guitar multi-samples that cover various articulations and playing styles of the real instrument. The engine and onboard Amp Sims and FX were designed and tuned for bass type sounds, including the playback of real bass guitar instrument samples. The included Presets, along with the Sound and FX Wizards, will have you creating realistic sounding bass guitar tracks in no time at all. Along with the included electric bass guitar samplesets, ManyBass also comes with a selection of Waveforms that are capable of producing synth bass type sounds as well as other synthetic instrument sounds. ManyBass will allow you to load up to 4 different articulations of an instrument and switch between these articulations using simple Keyswitching or MIDI CC. The 2.4 Gb of bass samples included were all recorded from the same bass guitar, and then mapped into 13 individual soundsets. This keyswitching feature allows the user to load up to 4 of the soundsets and easily switch between them using a MIDI note, or a button on your keyboard controller. All this is accomplished on a single page, in an easy to use, graphical user inter face.

ManyGuitar

ManyGuitar is a Bass and Guitar Sample Synthesizer with an included Library of approximately 1.2 GB of 24 Bit Guitar and Bass Samples. ManyGuitar was built with Dash Signature and uses the Dash Eve One Engine with a custom designed Amplifier and Speaker Cabinet emulator built exclusively for Manytone. This takes the Manytone Guitars to new levels. The amp section also has a deep amp mode that is perfectly suited to our Bass and other low toned Guitars.

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The included Sound Library includes all of the current ManyStation Guitar and Bass samplesets as well as over 300 - 400 MB of new material, including an extensively sampled Telecaster (incl. a few chord sets), and also some new lead guitar styles and more.

ManyOne

ManyOne is a fully-featured, high-quality, sample player which comes with a wide range of sounds intended to form the foundation of every musician's day to day musical needs. The sounds come in four categories: electric pianos, ensembles, organs, and waveforms (which include classic analog waves). The sounds are all selectable from the easy-to-use sound browser. Most of the sounds were sampled from classic analog hardware. The waveforms can be used as they come or some of the synthesis tools can be applied through the simple interface to tweak the sounds. For speed in programming, there is a Sound Wizard with a range of preset synthesizer settings for all purposes. This extensive range of sounds has then been coupled with an efficient low CPU sample playback engine with a powerful FX rack. The FX rack includes ten units: Tremolo; Overdrive; Mono Phaser; Stereo Phaser; Dual Chorus; Quad Chorus; Mono Flanger; Stereo Flange; Echo (with three varietieswarm, crush and light); and an Output Limiter. Like the Sound Wizard, there is an FX Wizard with a range of preset FX settings. All Manytone users get access to a wide range of additional sounds (which will load into ManyOne) in the Manytone FreeZone. Users can also load their own samples (which can be easily mapped using the free ManyMapper utility), and in addition, Wusik and Dash soundsets will show up in the browser.

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Marching Band

Marching Band features Trumpets, Trombones, Marching winds, Euphoniums, Baritones, Saxophones, Sousaphones, Tenor Horns, Mellophones, Marching percussion (including drumline sounds from Virtual Drumline 2 by Tapspace), and more... with expressive control, Tongue/Slur Articulations, Intonation, Vibrato, etc. enabling you to create realistic -sounding Marching Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Brass Band, Drum Corp and other Band Arrangements quickly and easily. You can even build your own bands with Ensemble Building.

Maschine

Maschine is a next-generation groove production studio that makes beat creation and arrangement more immediate and tactile than ever before. The system combines an advanced software sequencer and sampler with a seamlessly integrated, highly functional performance controller. Finally merging a fast and intuitive groove -box workflow with the power and versatility of software, Maschine enables an inspiring and spontaneous creative approach for today's computer-based music production setups. Maschine is built on an intelligent combination of timeless groove box and drum machine workflows, systematically refined and expanded to take advantage of the best aspects of computer technology. It brings together flexible step sequencing and real -time polyphonic recording in a forward-thinking pattern-based arrangement concept that makes it easy to jam out ideas, and turn them into full-blown songs in a way that is efficient, effortless and fun.

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Maschine was designed to accommodate and facilitate inspiration at any point in the creative process, from spontaneous beat creation to sophisticated multi-timbral arranging. The advanced Maschine controller was designed as a natural extension of the software, and makes the system feel and respond as a true instrument. The 16 pressure-sensitive drum pads have been carefully engineered for the best possible response and durability, and they illuminate to visualize sequence patterns and other crucial information. Eight rotary encoders, a concise layout of dedicated buttons and dual high-resolution displays give immediate access to all functions of Maschine without touching the computer mouse or keyboard. By design, all features are quickly accessible "on the surface" rather than hidden away in hierarchical sub menus. The Maschine hardware also doubles as a powerful universal controller for any MIDI compatible music gear, thanks to an included MIDI mapping application and support of the MCU protocol for sophisticated DAW control. Based on a powerful high-resolution sample engine, Maschine is a versatile instrument that renders intricate drum kits and percussion, loops and multi-sampled polyphonic instruments with uncompromising sonic accuracy, assisted by automatic sample mapping, beat slicing, note repeat and more. The advanced real-time audio recording and resampling features in Maschine also allow producers and performers to capture, map, sculpt and transform any external or internal signal immediately, and seamlessly integrate the result into a running track without ever breaking the flow of the music. Multiple performance effects sections on the sample, group and master level provide a versatile arsenal of 20 high-quality algorithms ranging from conventional to experimental, all optimized for profound sound shaping and creative real -time control through the Maschine hardware. Maschine lets everyone get into making music right away through its massive library of dr um and instrument sounds for contemporary urban and electronic music styles, created in collaboration with international cutting-edge producers and sound designers. Based on several GByte of studio-quality samples, the arsenal of Maschine provides hundreds of drum kits, synthesizer sounds and acoustic instruments, with around ten thousand individual sounds overall. All kits, instruments, samples and effects can be efficiently managed and located through a highly convenient browser that uses categories and c oncise metadata. With Maschine, all crucial functions including parameter automation, sample mapping and sound editing are always immediately accessible through the controller and within the concise single-window user interface of the software. Usable both as a self-contained standalone instrument and within any DAW or music sequencer, Maschine utilizes all the benefits of computer integration like total recall, superior processing power, memory and file handling, project transfer and more, while retaining the inspirational handling and tactile appeal of a hardware instrument.

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Massive

Massive combines advanced Wave-Scanning synthesis with a wealth of sophisticated soundshaping and modulation options, resulting in a sound full of "warmth, punch, characte r and definition". Massive is a multi-purpose synthesizer for studio and stage that delivers powerful lead and bass sounds, complex pads and deep atmospheres as well as intriguing sequences. Features:

Flexible signal flow delivers huge range of sounds: from deep, brutal basses to delicate, crystalline leads. Wave Scanning oscillators generate sounds of both a digital and an analog nature. Easy-to-use 'Saturn-style' knobs, drag and drop modulation assignment. Integrated step sequencers and an effects section with 17 master and insert effects. Massive uses the KoreSound format, ensuring perfect integration with Kore. KoreSound Browser for easy searching of 420 Kore-configured sounds. Advanced sequencing and remote features make Massive perfect for live performance.

Membrane

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Membrane is a multi-track sample sequencer that, Molecular Bytes claim, allows you to easily edit, adapt and change audio data like samples, loops and sequences in new ways. Membrane analyzes and separates the most diverse physical characteristics from the audio material, so it becomes freely variable and editable. Membrane resamples the audio material allowing you to assign completely new characteristics to the audio, in real time and without destruction of the original input data. Membrane can make an unskilled or unclean voice sound like that of a professional singer; you can change the data arbitrarily in time and formant correct the pitch. Or after stretching notes you can simply add a rising Vibrato or shorten a too long chanted portamento phrase. You can change the timbre of vocals to let the singer sound younger or taller, or, in the case of instruments, let them sounds smaller or more voluminous. Furthermore you can modify characteristics like breathiness / airflow or adjust voice squeezing / humming, or adapt an unsynchronized song simply to the beat of a percussion sequence. An extra feature is the 'Added Resonance Wavetable EXtraction' technology. This enables the user not to have to make a distinction between rhythmical or melodic audio data, but to be able to use all parameters for any material. Feature Overview Integration and compatibility:

Supported sample rates: 6 - 192 KHz; 8, 16, 24, 32 Bit. Sample import / export: all system codecs installed (WAV, MP3, AIFF, etc). Infinite tracks. Unlimited undo (memory dependent). Audio output: native (DirectX), ASIO or over ReWire-Mixer application (full integration). Low latency. MIDI output and -input as elastic-audio-sampler with different synchronization modes.

Analysis and synthesis:


Fast realtime-resynthesis through calculation in time space and fast SSE2 command sets. Playmode for MONOPHONE and POLYPHONE samples. Formant- and "airflow" / consonant corrected pitch shifting (using "resonance continuity-prediction" for realistic formant correction for downpitch). Separated processing of tonal parts and "airflow" / noise parts.

Editor:

Non-destructive editing.

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Automatic and manual separation of the source samples (notes and beats). Random arrangement of tracks using markers, copy, cut, and paste. Edit MONOPHONIC samples: pitch, phrasing, vibrato, timestretch and timeshift, time distribution, resonance box size, roughness, envelope, vocal / airflow. Edit POLYPHONIC samples: pitch, timestretch and timeshift, time distribution, envelope. Configurable graphical user interface supporting skins and multi monitor display. Different time scales, synchronization, metronome, fade in / fade out, note scaling based of different scales giving keynotes for every step. Editors have magnetic snapping, intuitive track visualization with direct 'look-and-hear'.

Producer:

The "producer" is like an assistant which can manage your creativity. So membrane can do what you wish - without knowing all parameters and functions.

Metropolis

Metropolis is a Hip Hop virtual instrument featuring over 4 GB of classic hip hop beats from Lukecage. Features:

8 part multi-timbral Groove Activating Virtual Instrument. Each part comprising one loop channel, additional edit channel and 32 step-time parts so up to 272 fully programmable (16 groove-based, 256 step-time) loops in total, per instance. Includes dynamically indexed 4+ GB sample library featuring over 1400 brand new loops, plus a large selection of single shot sounds and hits. Presented as full mixes with isolated elements to quickly and easily mix and match. Loads Propellerhead Recycle REX and REX2 files & ACIDized loops plus WAV and AIFF Files. Powerful Sample Browser with user definable filters to quickly and easily find the sounds you want the way you want to.

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Instant Control - Loops automatically sync to host tempo with single-key trigger and real-time pitch shifting, loop slices can be individually triggered or MIDI data exported to edit in your host sequencer for total flexibility. Full Beat Editing - remove, mute, reverse, substitute or export any hit from within a groove. Nudge single hits or groups around, edit every hit or place controls assignable over MIDI on a note or groups of notes - all in real time too. Step-time Sequencer - TR-Style Step Sequencer with 32 slots you can load with your own samples or any hit from any loop in this library. Complete control & Powerful processing options - Powerful resonant multi-mode filter, 4 64 bit FX processors, all parameters controllable via user-assigned MIDI controller data.

MHC Drum Plugin Bundle

Ambient Kits, Acoustic Kits, Electronic Kits, Attack Kits and Common Kits are drum plug-ins which feature 12 drum pads, a search application, predefined drum kits which may be edited and a drum sample library. The plug-ins include default sound-packs with hundreds of drum samples. The user can add more sounds by downloading 6 sound-packs which upgrade the plug-ins, giving the user 2048 presets to explore, 240 preprogrammed drum kits and over 4000 drum samples to use. The plug-ins have traditional synth sections, including a resonant filter, filter envelope, amp envelope, pitch modulation and an effect section. The effect section features 130 different effect modes, including a variety of filter banks, flanger, resonator, pitch shifter, etc. Effects may be layered or cross-faded and they may be modulated by a multi shape LFO. The 12 drum pads/sounds are velocity sensitive and velocity may control amp (volume) or filter cut-off. Velocity may be switched off entirely as well, for precise programming of drum levels.

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The drum search application may be invoked from the plug-ins or it may be used as a stand alone application to maintain any drum sample collection on the user's hard disk. The drum search application is used to edit kits and to search for the right drum sounds.

Micron AU

micronAU is an Audio Unit plug-in that allows you to fully control and automate the Alesis Micron hardware synthesizer. As anyone who owns one of these synths knows, it can generate some wicked sounds but it can be a real pain to program via its single knob. This audio unit provides an interface through which the entire sound generation engine of the Micron can be controlled in real time. In addition, all parameter settings are saved when the track /DAW hosting micronAU is saved. When you reload a track hosting micronAU the settings are restored, thus avoiding the "what patch did I use for this track" syndrome. Furthermore, if your DAW supports automation of plugin parameters, all of the Micron's parameters can be automated and controlled by any of the DAW's supported control surfaces.

Microrock Pro

Capable of delivering a solid aggressive and expressive sound for solos and riffs, -microrockwas created specifically for use in bass, lead and powerchord lines. However -microrock- does not specifically attempt to emulate the guitar, and firmly remains a synthesizer, with a distinctive character all of its own. Its architecture, internal filters and expressive modulation

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capabilities mean that it is capable of producing a very wide variety of original and imitative timbres, including vocal and brass instruments sounds. Features:

A monophonic synthesizer architecture suited to bass and lead sounds. Two physically modelled oscillators which work as a pair. NUSofting's flexible DynaTone filter control, with Tonerama color mix. Overdrive and Distortion effect units (with automatic 'feedback' generation). Wah effect unit. Stereo Chorus unit. Vibrato unit. Delay unit, with sync, HP-LP filter and modulation.

microTERA

microTERA is available free exclusively on the CD cover disc of several magazines - German magazine Keys & Music Tech in the UK. Features:

Additive Waveshaping Synthesizer (Mixture between VirSyn Cube and VirSyn TERA). 3 Oscillators (Sinus, Tune & Fine-Tune, individual Lever-Potis, Pitch and Level can be modulated). 32 Voices per Instance. Portamento. Spread-Mode. 2 LFOs (Rate, Sync to Part & MIDI & Voice & Key, Waveforms: Sine, Triangle, Square, Ramp up, Ramp down, S&H, Random). 2 Multi segment Envelopes, each Envelope can have 64 segments. On-Screen Keyboard with Modulation wheel and Pitch-Bend (Range up to -/+ 36 Octaves). The heart of the microTERA: the Additive Shaper with Spectrum and Noise Parameter. 3 effects: Distortion, Delay, Modulation.

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Amp Section: Level and Pan can be modulated, LoFi-FX (Bit reducer and Sampling rate Reducer). 128 Presets. The well known Slotmachine: "intelligent" Randomize Function.

MidiO
midiO is an Audio Unit plug-in for applications such as GarageBand that don't support MIDI output. This plug-in allows you to drive a MIDI-based synthesizer from any DAW that supports software instrument Audio Units.

Minimal Electro Vibes

Minimal Electro Vibes covers progressive electro techniques used by "top trend innovators from the dance floor". This set includes 20 Construction Kits (1.5 GB of new material) which have been embedded into the included Elastik Player for instant access. Each kit includes all solo parts and drum shots used in the mix for extended individualization. "Pounding bass loops and grooves dedicated to the club scene, deep atmospheres and animated sound FX. These loops zoom into standard electro grooves and magnify synthetic elements from core sounds. Resulting magnified tones provide more access to a grooves inner textural composition. Minimal Electro Vibes offers an overdrive ready arsenal for multiple High Tech mixing and production environments. Sounds can be fused to various genres for extended exploitation. All samples have been specially designed for Minimal Electro, Techno and Tech House."

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Minimal House

Minimal House is a specialist sample collection comprised of productions with condensed tonal intensity for maximum emphasis. 24 thundering kits, up to one minute long. 1.6 GB of edgy recordings on the rise. Sound awakenings for novice and advanced mix makers. Includes a lush offering of state of the style instrument samples. With a huge variety of sequences from basslines, atmospheres, synthetix and fx. Hundreds of finely detailed drums, percussion samples and loops ready to utilize and personalize. Christian Quast, producer of Nouvelle Series Minimal House, originates from Hamburg, Germany, and is label owner of Salto & Modulator Recordings. Previously he has released works under the labels: BPitch Control, Safari Electronique, Ironbox Music, Neopren and Zyx Music. He received overwhelming support from top Djs like Sven Vth, Ellen Alien, James Ho lden, John Digweed and Radioslave. His style evolves to a mixture of experimental and modern sounds, by combining harder sounds with melodies. Minimal House was mixed and mastered by Danya Vodovoz. Feature Summary:

1.6 GB. 24 Construction Kits. 900 Loops and Samples. Mac OS X / Windows, AU / VST / RTAS.

Minimal House includes Ueberschall's Elastik Player and thus functions in VST, AU, RTAS and stand-alone formats on Windows and Mac OS X. Elastik features:

Highspeed timestretching and pitchshifting in best quality. Innovative "LoopEye" for fast loop variations. All parameters MIDI controllable.

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Multiple content management. Each product separately installable. Mapping tools (automatic slice- & chromatic-map). Save audio of original and modified loops. Creation of user presets. Filter with "kill function" (-72db). Adaptable to tempos from 10 to 480 BPM Audio engine for quick adaptation.

Minimal Techno

Minimal Techno is an Elastik Player-based sample loop library that accentuates the resourceful minimalist approach to synthetic club productions. This library is comprised of compacted/subtracted club grooves which capture the latest spectrum of sound frameworks used in the scene. Other highlights are devious sound anomalies and robust soundscapes. Minimal Techno offers the user 75 construction kits, 250 instrument loops, 75 drum kits and 234 knock-out one-shots. Minimal Techno contains 1.6 GB of style accurate leads, pads, bass, drums, stealth elements, spheres and textures. All samples have been refined and designed for Minimal Techno, Electro and Tech House but will mesh with parent and sibling genres such as: Glitch, Minimal House, MonoMusic, MicroMusic, Rave, IDM. Traditional percussive and other instrumentation randomization is enhanced with microtonal textures and sound incidents. The Elastik Player features include:

Highspeed timestretching and pitchshifting. "LoopEye" for fast loop variations. All parameters MIDI controllable. Multiple content management. Each product separately installable. Mapping tools (automatic slice- & chromatic-map).

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Save audio of original and modified loops. Creation of user presets. Filter with "kill function" (-72db). Adaptable to tempos from 10 to 480 BPM. Audio engine for quick adaptation.

Minimonsta : Melohman

Minimonsta : Melohman from GForce (GMEDIA/Ohm Force) is an emulation of the classic Minimoog that was at the forefront of the analog synth revolution and made famous by artists like Jan Hammer, Rick Wakeman, Keith Emerson, Chick Corea, Gary Numan and Kraftwerk. Every component of the triple-oscillator vintage synth has been faithfully modeled with "stunning realism - and then some". The Minimonsta is fully programmable, ships with over 2500 presets and can even morph between presets within a bank for unprecedented co ntrol. There's also an additional LFO and ADSR that can be applied to just about any parameter, as well as delay. You can even play the Minimonsta in monophonic, polyphonic or unison modes. Features:

Expertly crafted analog model of the classic Minimoog synthesizer. All original features including 3 VCOs and 4-pole 24dB/octave VCF. Additional LFO & ADSR for matrix modulation of almost every parameter. Monophonic, polyphonic, legato and unison trigger modes. Fully programmable with over 2500 factory patches. Real-time morphing between up to twelve patches via keyboard control. External input allows filter to be used as plug-in effect. Full automation support with MIDI learn with storable Continuous Controller maps. Delay effect.

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Minimoog v

Features of the original Minimoog:

3 voltage controlled oscillators offering several waveforms (Triangle, Saw triangle, Saw, Square, wide rectangular and narrow rectangular). The third oscillator can modulate either the first two oscillators or the filter. 1 mixer built with an overload circuit. 1 legendary 24db/oct resonant filter. 2 ADSR envelope generators. 1 external audio input. 1 external oscillator and filter modulation input.

Additional features of the software version:


1 modulation matrix offering up to 6 different connections. 12 sources and 27 destinations. 1 LFO with sync to host. 1 arpeggiator with sync to host. 1 three-mode chorus. 1 stereo delay to be synchronized via MIDI. Possibility to synchronize Osc2 to Osc1.

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MiniSpillage

MiniSpillage is a drum synthesizer plug-in with a high resolution DSP audio engine and a custom set of synthesis algorithms designed exclusively for original electronic percussion sounds. MiniSpillage is not a recreation of classic drum machine glories nor a homage to the past but instead aims to break new ground and provide the modern musician with an original electronic percussion instrument. Features:

Custom synthesis algorithms. Exclusive percussion models. High resolution 64 bit DSP engine. Precision ADSR envelopes. Fluid real time control. Clean and intuitive GUI. Efficient optimized design.

miniTERA

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miniTERA offers "a radically simplified approach to sound design", based on the powerful multisynthesis engine from TERA 3. Every preset in miniTERA has a built in "Sound designer" which presents you a set of up to eight meta parameters for convenient access to the most important aspects of the sound. This means sound design with miniTERA is a simple process:

Select a base sound to start from one of the 500 meta presets. Optionally use the "slot machine" giving you a useful random preset with every other click. Change the sound characteristic with the eight meta parameters to suit your taste. You can use this "8 dimensional sound morphing" for expressive sound movements too. Adapt the FX settings to fit the sound into your music.

Features:

Multi-synthesis engine compatible to TERA 3 presets. Unique 8D meta sound parameter. "Slot machine" for usable random generated sounds. Arpeggiator. FX section (Distortion / Delay / Chorus / Flanger / Phaser).

Minky Starshine

Minky Starshine is an additive/subtractive hybrid synth. A waveform is created by summing 16 independently controllable 'partials'. By setting the relative levels of the partials appropriately you can create familiar waveforms such as sawtooth and square wave, but you can also create an infinite range of timbres in between. As well as simply setting the levels of the partials, you can flexibly assign them to three 'groups'.

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Each group has a very flexible envelope generator and an LFO, so you can change the balance of the partials (and therefore the timbre of the sound) over time. The LFOs have a wide frequency range and can also be used as ring modulators. The waveform as a whole can have its pulse width controlled. An envelope and LFO is provided, as well as control by note velocity. A resonant filter is available, capable of lowpass, bandpass and highpass and a continuous range in between. Again, control by envelope, LFO and note velocity are possible. A flexible modulation section is provided, capable of chorus, flange and delay effects. The factory presets showcase some of the range of sounds that can be produced.

Miracle Beats

LoopMorph technology: create millions of musical sounding loops by comb ining the sounds and patterns of different loops. Autostretch loops to any BPM. Preview loops in perfect sync with the host software. Sampler mode: more than 5,000 individual, ready -to-use samples from 500+ full drum loops. Four stereo outputs: bass drum, snare, hi hat and percussion, automatically separated. Switch an entire loop pattern in real time with one keystrokechoose between all 400. Instantly apply the style and groove of one loop to another. Instantly change the style and groove of a loop while keeping its sounds. Change tempo without altering pitch. Realtime pitch control on every drum element.

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Realtime envelope control on every drum element, with attack autogain compensation and a gate effect. Realtime reverse on every drum element, with automated shifting to keep the groove even when loops are reversed. Exclusive "RMS Level" features to match the dynamic level of one loop with another. Four built in stereo limiters. Realtime "Shuffle" control enhances the feel of grooves. "Humanize" function reproduces natural feel. Sampler Mode: map similar drum elements on the same keys no time wasted on mapping. Optional quantization of loops to perfect 16th note placement. Sample accurate sync to host. Export loops as .wav files. Auto-naming of exported files. VST (Miracle FX), VSTi and Audio Units version for Mac OSX included. Intuitive handling. Cutting edge sound processing (44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz, and 192kHz) and internal 32bit resolution.

Miroslav Pilharmonik

IK Multimedia and Sonic Reality acquired the Miroslav Orchestral Sample Library, including the complete legendary Miroslav Orchestral and Choir sample collection, as well as a vast unreleased high resolution archive of orchestral and vocal samples. Miroslav Philharmonik is a powerful integrated Orchestral Workstation plug-in combining the Miroslav Orchestral and Choir sample collection masterpieces with a dedicated plug-in instrument specifically tailored toward classical sounds and arrangements. Features:

16 part multi-timbral sample-based orchestral workstation. Over 500 orchestral sounds, combis and presets. Over 5 GB of samples on 2 DVDs.

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Includes classic DSP effects - 4 per instrument. Multiple synth engines including STRETCH and Pitch-shift/Timestretch. Mix view allows full mix parameter control. Classical music-oriented parameters make it easy to use. Zone feature for accurate single sample editing. Full MIDI control of performance parameters. Part preset and combi preset customization features. Convenient back up function. Customizable keywords and sound search function with integrated sound database and instrument images. 256 notes polyphony. Available as a VST, RTAS, DXi, AU plug-in for MacOS X and Windows. Sounds also compatible with SampleTank 2.

Mixosaurus

Mixosaurus Expert Virtual Drums is a huge 122 Gb Virtual Drumset powered by Native Instruments Kontakt Player. It comes pre-installed on its own FW800 / eSATA Hard Disk Drive which you simply plug in to your computer. No sample installation or copying of huge sample data files required. Features / details:

122 Gb Virtual Drumset powered by Kontakt Player 2. Comes pre-installed on its own FW800 / eSATA Hard Disk Drive. 14-piece acoustic drumkit (played with sticks), 20 available mic tracks. Recorded at Teldexstudio Berlin, Germany. Comes pre-installed on its own plug & play hardware unit. Unprecedented number of available articulations. 100% authentic reproduction of drumset dynamics. 7 alternating samples available for each and every sound throughout the entire library. More than 80,000 stereo samples, all true 24-Bit through the entire production process no reduction, nowhere. Signals pre-processed using the best analog and tube gear. 3 completely different overhead mic setups and 2 different Hi Hat mic setups to choose from. Stereo PZM tracks massively compressed by tube gear.

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Stereo Teldex Reverb Chamber tracks - dial in REAL, Hi End reverb with one fader movement. All single hit samples, allowing you to play your own, great sounding rolls, flams, crescendos, even cymbal swells. Unique combination of controls manipulating the drummer's interpretation of incoming MIDI. Unique set of envelope, filter and distortion controls for each drum/cymbal. Many useful grooves and fills onboard.

MixtikI

Mixtikl is a fun, powerful & open music application for mobile & desktop. Mixtikl is based on the long awaited but never released miniMIXA V3. Mixtikl goes much further, though, as Intermorphic are adding new features and making it work with its other products. Mixtikl is a unique tool for making more ideas on the move. Use Mixtikl to:

Capture/Mix/Work on content on the move on your mobile; finesse on desktop using plug-in later; move back to mobile whenever you want. Use loops, MIDI, generative music and modular synthesis for your sound palette. Perform music on your mobile with the powerful 'Perform' application. Play generative music on your mobile, using the integrated Noatikl engine. Create quick mixes, and mix and match sounds (yours, or in add-on Tiklpaks) with the 'Remix' application. Pitch shift your loops and apply real-time FX. Act as VST or AU plug-in in your VST/AU enabled sequencer. Have fun making/mixing hi-quality music on your mobile.

The Software Although not available yet, Mixtikl will come in a number of variants for both Windows and Mac

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OS X PCs, and mobile devices. More details on these and their feature mix will follow over the coming months. For Windows and Mac OS X, there will be Audio Unit and VST plug -in versions as well as a stand-alone version. For mobile, there will be versions at launch for Windows Mobile 5/6, followed by by versions for iPhone and iTouch, Series 60 V2/3, and Antix Game Player. The Applications Mixtikl features a number of applications for making and mixing music on the go. Further details will be provided later, but at launch these will include (subject to change):

Mixtikl Remixer - create, EQ and save a quick mix from up to 12 user selectable sound sources/loops, and apply FX. Mixtikl Performer - create a more complex cell based mix with up to 12 tracks and four sections, and easily apply per track FX, pan and volume. Mixtikl Player - Create and play a track list of mixes, pieces and recordings you have or have made. Mixtikl Partikl-Synth - Edit Partikl synth sounds and patches directly, and create presets. Mixtikl Partikl-FX - Edit Partikl FX and networks directly, and create presets. Mixtikl Packager - Create custom DLS wavetables; bundle Ogg/Wav files, MIDI files, Noatikl files and other content together into a self contained "SKM" file. Intermorphic plan to release many other applications later.

The Engines and Capabilities In addition to a number of audio applications, Mixtikl includes the following engines and capabilities integrated under the hood:

Intermorphic Tikl - an advanced portable multimedia framework right at its core. Tikl delivers, amongst many things: an advanced mixing layer, support for Ogg vorbis and other audio files, and has its own 2D drawing capability. Intermorphic Partikl - a multi-synth app that includes: a MIDI wavetable that supports 3rd party DLS wavetables and so can be used as a sampler; a full -feature, user configurable modular synth; and a range of chainable and modulatable FX including filter, EQ, chorus, reverb, overdrive, amplify, delay and more. Intermorphic Noatikl - the trans-generative music engine that is the successor to Koan. Noatikl pieces can drive Partikl, and can provide beautiful ever-changing sound backdrops for mixes. For generative musicians, it means they can now take their generative pieces with them. Intermorphic Optikl - primarily a visualiser engine today, but later on extending into other areas.

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Intermorphic Tiklpaks - add-on content and extensions paks that contain loops, synth sounds, fx presets etc. Of course, Mixtikl still allows users to provide and use their own sounds (e.g. loops [WAV/Ogg], Partikl synth sounds, midi loops, Noatikl templates, etc.). Mixtikl will also include other engines in due course, such as the Liptikl engine.

Mode

MODE is a set of 5 main plug-ins, plus 18 plug-in modules culled from these main devices. They include tasty filters, warm delays, harsh distortion effects and CPU-saving "mini" versions of the main plug-ins. The main plug-ins:
1. POLY : A polyphonic synthesizer featuring a classic digital/analog hybrid synthesis engine. This instrument come complete with an integrated chorus and delay effects, and a unique polyarpeggiator that combines ease-of-programming with a unique playback style. 2. MONO : A dual 2-op FM engine gives this synth a ripping sound. Include a full-featured arpeggiator, unique "you-draw-it" distortion curve and sweet stereo delay and you have a monosynth that delivers everything from jangling leads to sub-killing bass. 3. BANG : When you need the perfect percussion sound, Bang provides sample playback, FM and analog percussion voices with a mixer and built-in effects to boot. Featuring a complex tripleDADSR envelope system, you can not only create single drum beat, but entire mini-sequences. Each voice includes interesting application-specific tweakable controls to take your percussion sounds into another dimension. 4. SPIN : Time-synchronized effects are a staple of modern production, but straight eighth notes can be a drag. Spin provides sync in 32nd not steps from 1/32 to 4 measures in length. If you want some effect to sync, try an analog modeled filter, auto-panner, digital delay and the unique volume sequencer. Toss in an overdrive and bit-reduction effect, and you have an unsurpassed multi-effect with the convenience of host synchronization. 5. WASH : With WASH, you get to mix six digital delays, and 8x8 patch bay and a mixer into one plug-in with unrivaled performance control. Tap in a delay time or select on a per-channel basis, you get up to 10 seconds of delay time with each delay line. The delay channels can be "locked" for perpetual looping, and you can even do sound-on-sound recording with each line.

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The 18 extra plug-ins:


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. BANG-ANA BANG-FM BANG-SAMP BANG-DELAY BANG-FILTDIST MONO-ARP MONO-MINI MONO-DELAY MONO-DISTFILT POLY-MINI POLY-CHORUS POLY-LFO SPIN-DELAY SPIN-DIST SPIN-FILTER SPIN-PAN SPIN-SEQ WASH-1CHAN

Modelonia

Modelonia is a novel physical-modelling synthesizer which uses a hybrid of two distinct model 'types' - a plucked-string model and a blown-bore (i.e. trumpet-type) model. Each model may be used simultaneously, and the signal path allows cross-modulation between the two models for more interesting and complex tones. Modelonia is not simply an emulation of acoustic instruments; advanced physical modeling has been used to enable the creation of lively and expressive new sounds and harmonic textures. The interface has been designed to be as easy and helpful as possible for newcomers to this synthesis technology, without compromising Modelonia's sound design capabilities.

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Modelonia Player

Modelonia Player is a freeware plug-in which loads Modelonia presets and allows the user to tweak them with few but powerful controls. Firstly the two "Mix & Morph" faders:

Fader 1: blends the output of the two main resonators of the Modelonia engine. Fader 2: balances the cross-modulation between the resonators.

The middle position of the faders set always the original preset values. The two faders can be MIDI controlled using MIDI CC 45 and 46. Moreover, the Modelonia Player features:

LFO 1 and LFO 2 rate controls. Master Volume. Master Pitch. Octave transpose switch (one down). Max Polyphony. MIDI learn on knobs.

Mojo : Horn Section

Mojo: Horn Section offers a flexible and innovative approach to pop, funk, jazz, and big band horns in a virtual instrument. Inspired by legendary groups like Tower of Power and the big bands of decades past, Mojo is capable of emulating everything from a sultry sax solo to a screaming full big band playing at the top of their lungs.

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Vir2 Instruments says that by pushing the boundaries of sampling and scripting technology far beyond traditional sample libraries, Mojo offers a simple but feature -packed interface. No need to decide in advance which articulation you want to p lay. Simply load the instrument, turn the Ensemble knob to specify how many players you want playing that instrument (from a soloist to a dectet) and begin controlling the instrument from the keyboard. More than a dozen articulations are instantly loaded and intelligently handled via performance features and keyswitches. Behind the scenes, a humanizing function, smart release layers, and custom legato and vibrato tools assist the player in reproducing the ultimate dimensions in realism. Crescendos and swells sync instantly to host tempos and can be triggered in real time. Included in the instrument collection are: soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, trumpet (open, muted, and piccolo), flugelhorn, trombone (open and muted), bass trombone, and clarinet. The articulation list varies for each instrument, but generally includes sustains, stabs, staccatos, trills, slurs, shakes, octave runs, rise to hits, falls (including four different lengths), doits, bends, stylistic riffs, special effects, and tempo-synced swells and crescendos. All samples are recorded in 24-bit stereo using some of the finest preamps in the world, including a vintage Neve 1073 and a LaChapell Audio 992EG, and mics by AKG, Neumann, and Coles. Mojo is powered by Native Instruments Kontakt Player engine, offering total integration into all major sequencers via its Audio Unit, VST and RTAS plug-ins, as well as standalone operation.

Mono/Poly

The classic Mono/Poly provided four oscillators, a resonant filter, dual EGs and Modulation Generators, plus 4-way Synchro and Cross Modulation capability for creating aggressive and signature tonal effects. It also featured the same arpeggiator and Chord memory functions as its sibling, the Polysix. Along with being a complete reproduction of the original Mono/Poly, this new software version extends the Mono/Poly in significant ways. It features 128-voice polyphony with up to 16-voice

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unison, 2 integrated multi-effects providing 19 effects and a powerful eight-way virtual patching matrix. The virtual patch functionality lets you use 159 different modulation sources to modulate 35 different destinations, giving you the capability for creating complex and diverse sounds.

Moog Modular V

Arturia, in partnership with Bob Moog, has made a faithful reproduction of one of the most famous series of synthesizers: Moog Modular. Whether recreating the abstract tonal qualities of the classic electronic soundtracks, or pushing forward the sonic boundaries of today, the Moog Modular V is a synthesizer for sound exploration. It has all the vibe and the sound of the original, combined with important contemporary features like polyphony, MIDI control, loading and saving of patches, etc. Main Features:

All the parameters of the original Moog Modular: 9 oscillators, 2 LFOs, 3 filter slots, 1 Noise Generator, 6 envelopes, 2 VCAs. 16 auxiliary VCAs with modulation inputs. 24-step sequencer. 1 filter bank (14 bandwidths available). More than 600 presets, made by professionals. Main stereo outputs. Mono / polyphonic (up to 64 voices per instrument). Soft clipping function. No aliasing from 0.1 Hz to 16 kHz. 64-bit floating point precision. Sampling rate: up to 96 kHz. Playable through a MIDI keyboard. 1 stereo delay. 1 chorus.

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Accurate reproduction of the legendary Moog 24 dB low-pass filter. 1 Chorus and Delay Effect section (besides 12 Stage Phaser and Ring Modulator). TAE engine. 24 bits/96 kHz supported.

Mopis

Mopis combines traditional subtractive synthesis with a new technology called "reconstructive synthesis". Mopis uses subtractive synthesis to create the familiar sounds that analog and virtual analog synths have used for years. In addition, by using "reconstructive synthesis", Mopis can analyze an audio sample and create an oscillator that mimics the sample's pro perties. You can then play the sample back and bend it to your will. Mopis helps you to:

Adjust the pitch of a sample without changing its speed or getting the "chipmunk effect". Adjust the speed without changing the pitch, or move freely back and forth t hrough a sample. Quickly loop samples and adjust loop points on the fly. "Freeze" a sample and turn it into a steady-state oscillator.

Other features:

128 diverse preset instruments. Up to 32-voice polyphony. Up to six-voice unison. Two primitive or sample-based oscillators per voice. Five filter types. Three LFOs. Delay and cross delay effects.

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Semi-modular assign table. Loads most common WAV or AIFF samples.

Morgana

Morgana aims to provide an authentic representation of an early digital sampler, designe d to be musical rather than accurate. Per-voice, Morgana offers extensively modeled VCFs, amp and filter envelopes. It also features a unique interpolation method, which enhances digital artifacts, and a pre-amp to shape each sample, simulating a primitive analog-digital stage. Morgana is also capable of sampling, either through its own inputs or through a technology entitled "SampLink" which effectively allows Morgana to sample from any track in a multitrack environment in a simple and no-hassle way. Features:

Faithful representation of sampling technology circa 1984. High quality 4 pole lowpass filter per voice (analog modeled OTA design). Non-destructive input modeling, including samplerate adjustment and mic preamp. Each copy of Morgana sounds slightly different--just like the hardware. Proprietary SampLink technology allows live sample recording across different applications. Specifically tailored for use in live situations. Support for multiple output modes, including mono, stereo, pseudo -stereo, and pseudosurround with up to 8 outputs. Dynamic multi-sample keymapping. Vintage microprocessor emulation including modulator quantizing and digital crosstalk.

Specifications:

16 voice digital sampler. Two part Multi-timbral. 8-bit sampling rate. Variable sample rate from 10.1KHz to 29.41KHz.

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Two APDSR envelopes for filter and amplitude. Two sample oscillators per voice. 4-pole analog modeled filter per voice with cutoff and resonance controls. Keytracking generator for filter cutoff. Relative level, cutoff, transpose, and detune per sample. Non destructive input modeling with anti-alias filter, mic preamp, and gain control. LFO with MIDI clock sync. Flexible MIDI learn system. SampLink technology for full-featured realtime sampling capabilities Support for .WAV, .AIFF, and .REX formats.

Morphestra

Morphestra is a powerful collection of new and inventive organic ensembles derived entirely from true orchestral recordings and psycho-acoustic sound design. Powered by Native Instruments Kontakt Player 3, Morphestra is a collection of over 23 GB and 1100+ instruments and multis. Rather than reinventing the traditional orchestra, Sample Logic says it has created a modern day virtual instrument that "goes above and beyond ANY orchestral/effectual sample library geared for film, TV and game composers". Morphestra comes pre-installed on a reliable and portable 160 GB Glyph hard drive, Morphestra is "small enough to fit into a pocket and powerful enough to support high trackcount audio sessions." Morphestra's scripted sound-sculpting interface gives users control through Native Instruments Kontakt Player 3. With 5 full tabs of more than 40 on-screen effects and performance parameters, morphing and sculpting is easy. Sample Logic has collaborated with many of the world's leading composers to provide a massive variety of multis created by composers, for composers. How was Morphestra created? Sounds were recorded from all over the world and include: Strings, Brass, Winds, Symphonic/World percussion, Vocals, Guitars, Waterphone, Animals, Warehouses, Tools, Machinery and an entire realm of World/Ethnic instruments. Sample Logic then manipulated

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these sounds using various proprietary techniques and combined them with multiple electronic synthesis elements to create new, organic, never-before-heard instruments and ensembles. What's under the hood? Atmosphere/ambient soundscapes and stinger construction kits - Traditional and morphed woodwinds, brass, strings, synths, mallets, bells, solo and ensemble pads and melodic instruments - Melodic and rhythmic tempo-synced loops, loop construction kits, and arpeggiated/gated melodic and impact sequences - Single impacts, cinematic impact ensembles, and percussive kits - Swipes, scrapes, and reverse transitional effects Performance-ready multis (playable interactive presets templates made from multiple instruments) - Many multis have been designed by world-class award winning film, TV, and game composers.

Morphine

Morphine is an additive synth, created by Maxx Claster (the author of Toxic III & Poizone). Features:

High quality sound engine optimized for low CPU usage and fast amplitude and frequency modulation response. 4 independent "Generators" per voice. Keyboard layering with 128 unique Keyboard Zones. Unlimited number of harmonic "snapshots" (breakpoints) per spectrum. Amplitude, Detune, Panning control for all harmonics. Filtering and Velocity response for each Generator source. Highly CPU optimized, accurate Resynthesis allowing emulation of audio samples with high precision. Manual override options for the resynthesis process to achieve most accurate emulations. Ability to import waveshapes from audio file.

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Variable-time control for spectra, mix/morph envelopes (can also be linked to key number, velocity or any other controller). 4 PWM Filters (spectral emulation of comb filtering, unison or pulse-width). Additional generator that allows any Noise Sample audio file to be mixed with the synthesized sound, complete with filtering. Morphing path, morphs harmonics in real-time, controlled internally or from external modulation source/s. Morphing Square, mixes the 4 Generator sources with a single convenient interface. 4 multipoint (EG) envelopes can be routed to many internal Morphine controls. 1 to 32 note polyphony, user selectable. ADSR master envelope. Velocity response is adjustable. Up to 5 built-in simultaneous effects: Chorus, Delay, Reverb, Equalizer, Distortion. Attractive, user friendly interface, developed through 1000's of man-hours testing and development. 340 high quality factory sounds.

Morphology

Sound Library plugin based on Native Instruments' Kompakt.


Over 3 Gigabytes of new evolving and morphing soundscapes, dream synths & samples by Ian Boddy, one of Europe's leading synthesists. Virtual Synth section includes lovingly multi-sampled / multi waveform analogue synth. In conjunction with the flexibility of the Kompakt interface this provides the user with a huge potential to customise their own sounds. All original samples, recorded at 24 Bit sample resolution for hi-fidelity. Easy and intuitive user interface (a version of Native Instruments' Kompakt sampler based on the Kontakt audio engine). Professional sound quality with advanced 32-bit processing. Powerful filter offers six types, including low-pass, high-pass, and band-pass.

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Three AHDSR envelopes and four LFOs. Integrated effects: chorus, reverb, and delay. Total Recall (complete MIDI automation and control). Sound Library can also be loaded into other Native Instruments samplers including Kontakt version v1.5, for even greater flexibility and more options for working with the material.

MouseScratcher

MouseScratcher enables you to scratch any sound with the help of your mouse (or a MIDI keyboard). Load a mono or stereo sound file, select the part you wish to scratch, then drag your mouse across the sound: the horizontal movements enable you to move within the sound file, whereas vertical movements control output volume. Here you have a DJ's two essentials features at the "tip of your mouse". You may also control MouseScratcher using a MIDI keyboard with the different parameters affected to notes, and to pitch and modulation wheels, or with any standard MIDI controller. A "resistance" parameter allows you to simulate real turntable resistance.

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Mr. Alias

Mr. Alias 2 uses non-bandlimited oscillators which can be transposed near to and beyond the Nyquist frequency, causing most of their spectra to be aliased back into audible non -harmonic frequencies. The sound can then be further processed by a number o f crude "effects." Though it is based on the same concept as the original, Mr. Alias 2 is completely rewritten for cross-platform compatibility, and has a number of significant improvements. Some highlights:

2 oscillators. 18 waveforms. Full stereo processing. 6 filter types including a formant filter. Filter envelope. External audio processing. Patch randomizer button. Highly configurable MIDI control with MIDI learn. MIDI-controllable patch morphing. Drag & drop preset and MIDI map loading. Resizable GUI.

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Mr. Alias Pro

Mr. Alias Pro uses non-band-limited oscillators which can be transposed near to and beyond the Nyquist frequency, causing most of their spectra to be aliased back into audible non harmonic frequencies. The sound can then be further processed by a number of crude "effects." Some feature highlights:

2 oscillators. 18 waveforms. Full stereo processing. 6 filter types including a formant filter. Filter envelope. External audio processing. Patch randomizer button. Highly configurable MIDI control with MIDI learn. MIDI-controllable patch morphing. Included bank of 128 presets. Drag & drop preset and MIDI map loading. "Wack" GUI.

Exclusive features in Mr. Alias Pro include:


Better-sounding "Pro" GUI with realistic wood sides. Skinnable. Integrated MIDI keyboard - play with mouse or QWERTY keys (right-click to hold a note). Modulation of internal parameters from audio input, envelopes, etc. Extra assignable envelope and two LFOs. Glide and Retrigger for legato playing in Mono mode. Set each oscillator to a constant pitch, ignoring MIDI note value. New bank of patches.

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Be sure to read the manual to understand all the special hidden features.

Mr. Sax. T

Mr. Sax T. is the result of a collaboration between Stefano Lucato, Giorgio Tommasini and Peter Siedlaczek. Stefano was the developer, along with Dr. Giorgio Tommasini, of the Stradivari Violin and the Gofriller Cello. The Tenor Saxophone is expressive, enjoyable, and intuitively playable - simply a real samplemodelled instrument. Mr. Sax T. is sample-based but it relies on a completely new technology - Synchronous Wave Triggering - developed (and patent-pending) by Stefano Lucato. The saxophone is a difficult instrument to emulate. Despite several attempts, using different technologies ranging from traditional sampling to sophisticated physical modeling, the results obtained so far fell short of the expectations of the SampleModeling team. This is particularly true if real time use is concerned. Synchronous Wave Triggering This entirely new technology was developed by Stefano Lucato when it became clear that all the previously applied approaches simply could not do. The technical name is Synchronous Wave Triggering. It uses samples as a base material, chromatically performed by a professional sax player over a very wide dynamic range, and recorded with state -of-the-art technology. The resulting timbre is therefore that of the real instrument. But the analogy with a sample based library ends here. The underlying, proprietary technology allows conti nuous interpolation among different vectors like time, dynamics, pitch and formants. Advanced real time processing techniques yield realistic legato/portamento, vibrato, ornamentations & trills with phase continuity, constant-formant pitchbends, subharmonics, growl and flutter tongue to be performed in real time. A master keyboard with some configurable MIDI controllers, pitchwheel, modwheel, and an expression pedal (or breath controller) is required for real time playing. Virtually any type of wind-controller can also be used to play this instrument.

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MrRay73 Mark II

MrRay73 Mark II is a digital simulation of the famous american electro-mechanical piano of the seventies. This is the second version of MrRay73, with a huge difference in sound and functionality. Summary of the main features:

Full Polyphony (73 notes E - E). No note-stealing. Adjustable single sound elements (metal, wood, pedal and damper noises). Sympathetic resonance and harp vibration. Sustain pedal re-pedaling feature. Six-stage vintage style Phaser effect. Dual mode Tremolo effect. Power amp simulation (Suitcase model). Adjustable wear of mallets and other elements (Piano Age). Stretch tuning or Equal Temperament. Four velocity curves plus an adjustable "Dynamic range" level. Fully MIDI controllable with MIDI-Learn function. Very Low CPU and memory usage.

MrTramp

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MrTramp is a physical modeling simulation of the soulful Wurlitzer 200A Electric Piano. Panel Controls:

Velocity: adjusts the velocity response, use this in accordance to your M IDI controller's settings to find the best action response. Hardness: adjusts the hardness of the virtual "reeds". Tremolo: turns on/off and adjusts the amount of tremolo, with a fixed frequency of 6 Hz, triangle waveform. Tone: a low pass filter, use this to brighten or darken the sound. Volume.

MS-20

Part of the Korg Legacy Collection, the whole package includes: MS-20, Polysix, Wavestation & Legacy Cell instrument plugins and 20 effect plugins (including an MS -20 filter) plus a USB MIDI Controller keyboard in the style of an MS-20, Patch Cable for MS-20 Controller x 10, USB Cable and an Owner's Manual. All software is optimized for the Apple G4 Velocity Engine and Intel Pentium 4 SSE2 to obtain maximum performance. Package includes: Stand Alone & Plug-in instruments:

MS-20 Polysix Legacy Cell Wavestation

Plug-in Effects:

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MS-20FX MDE-X

Details MS-20 synthesizer features:


Emulation of the Korg MS-20 featuring CMT (Component Modeling Technology). 2 oscillators (which can be ring-modulated). High-pass/low-pass self-oscillating filters with unique distortion. 32 note polyphonic (CPU dependant). Unison: user-specifiable number of voices (1-16), Detune, Spread. External modulation: o Source (Velocity/KBD Track/Pressure/Pitch Bend/Modulation/Breath/CC#16/CC#17). o External Modulation 1 (VCO 1 PULSE WIDTH, VCO 2 PITCH, HPF CUTOFF, LPF CUTOFF, AMP). o External Modulation 2 (FM MG/T.EXT, HPF CUTOFF, HPF MG/T.EXT, LPF CUTOFF, LPF MG/T.EXT). TEMPO - MG Sync. 32 sound templates included. Micro tuning. Operates as stand-alone or VST/AU plug-in instrument.

Legacy Cell synthesizer features:

Can load one of five combinations of the MS-20 and Polysix synths (MS-20 + Polysix, 2 x MS-20, 2 x Polysix, 1 x MS-20, or 1 x Polysix) plus two insert effects and two master effects - all as a single software synthesizer that delivers powerful new sounds and textures. Combination Parameter: - Key/ Velocity zone - Velocity Curve - Key Transpose - MIDI Filter (Control Change, Channel Pressure) on Synth 1 / 2 Insert effect x 2 (19 types - see below) Master effect x 2 (19 types - see below) Mixer - Synth output x 2 - Master Effect output x 2 - Master output MIDI Controller - Encoder x 8 - Fader x 8

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- Parameter/Value Indication x 16 - CC#/ Parameter assign learn function MIDI keyboard - 88 key - Pitch Bend Wheel Modulation Wheel equipped 256 performance sounds included Operates as stand-alone or VST/AU plug-in instrument

Insert/Master Effect Type: 19 types


DynaCompressor Compressor Multi Band Limiter Mastering Limiter OverDrive/Hi.Gain+Wah 4 Band EQ Exciter/Enhancer Talking Modulator Decimator Flanger Phaser Polysix Ensemble MultiTap Chorus/Delay Stereo/Cross Delay LCR BPM Delay Reverb Hall Reverb Smooth Hall Reverb Wet Plate Reverb Dry Plate

MS-20FX:

Same as MS-20 software synthesizer specifications. Two-channel input (mono mix after input). Two-channel output. VST/AU plug-in effects are supported.

MDE-X:

Effect types: 19 types (same as effect types of Legacy Cell). Dynamic modulation is supported. Two-channel input.

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Two-channel output (for mono-input effects, one channel is passed through to the output). 128 effect programs included. VST/AU plug-in effects are supported.

MS-20 Controller specifications


37 velocity mini keyboard. Rotary VR x 32 (with switch x 1). Rotary switch x 4. Patch jack x 35 (3.5fmono mini jack). Control wheel x 1. Momentary switch x 1. USB connector. USB bus powered.

MX4

MX4 features a unique, hybrid synthesis engine that combines several forms of synthesis, including subtractive, wavetable, FM, AM and analog emulation. MX4's basic synthesis architecture provides:

Unlimited voices, polyphony and instantiations (as many as your host computer allows). Sample-accurate playback (with host applications that support this OS X feature). Plug-in convenience - all settings are saved with host software projects for instant recall. Modulatable effects - built-in chorus, phaser, flanger, reverb, and delay effects are integrated into MX4s modulation architecture and are saved as part of the patch. Three wavetable oscillators - choose from over 90 wavetables with or without aliasing. Audio input - process any audio signal with MX4s flexible synthesis engine in real time.

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Modulatable waveform symmetry - create and automate dynamic changes in harmonics. Oscillator sync - create hard sync effects, just like the legendary Sequential Circuits Prophet Five and other classic polysynths. Frequency modulation (FM) - oscillator 3 serves as an FM source for oscillator 1, oscillator 2 and the filters. Two resonant multimode filters - use low-pass, high-pass, band-pass and notch filters with 4 slope settings for a total of 16 different filter types. Create a wide variety of vintage keyboard sounds. Or stack both filters for 48dB per octave. Variable Filter Topology - use 14 different filter and distortion configurations to produce over 3,000 different filter topologies, before you even begin tweaking filter parameters. Six variable waveshape LFOs - each includes adjustable symmetry, rate delay, fade & phase. Four DADSHR envelopes. Envelope time segments adjustable from 0 to 20 seconds. Modulation sources - all continuously variable parameters, including LFOs and envelopes, can be modulated by many sources, including track automation, MIDI controllers, LFOs & envelopes. Simply choose a source from a menu and then optionclick the MX4 knob or fader that you wish to control with it. Open modulation architecture - each source can modulate an unlimited number of parameters simultaneously, providing the highest degree of programming flexibility possible. Conversely, any parameter can be simultaneously modulated by multiple sources.

Nepheton

Nepheton is an emulation of the classic Roland TR-808 drum machine taking its sound a step further with all the original functions and many additional features. Full features:

17 fully synthesized instruments.

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Perfectly scaled knob ranges. Enhanced control of instruments' sounds. Dynamic signal routing from instruments to outputs. User defined output configuration. Mute/solo for each instrument (affect triggering not just the signal). Fully controllable via MIDI CC. Quick MIDI CC assignation with MIDI Learn function. Many ways of controlling the device: o External mode (note mode): User defined MIDI map (default set equal to General MIDI). MIDI tune and velocity controls instruments' levels and tunes. o Internal sequencer (pattern mode) with 3 sub modes: 16 patterns (12 basic rhythms and 4 intros/fill ins. Pattern contains up to 4 segments (up to 16 steps per segment). Each segment can be defined with one of four available measures. Each step can be defined normal or accented. Shuffle mode. Tap mode. Chain mode. Shuffle defined per pattern part. Scale function and intelligent Rescale (automatically stretches pattern to the chosen measure). Built in Randomizer (selection of instruments to random, steps to be affected, frequency of the randomized notes and more). Patterns import/export via human readable xml files. Two modes of synchronization: o Precise synchronization to the host tempo. o Synchronization to internal clock - tempo controlled in the range 30-303 BPM (+0.1). Built-in preset manager.

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Nerve

Nerve is a software drum machine that brings powerful beat creation and manipulation to your host sequencer - it runs as a VST instrument or AudioUnit plug-in. Nerve was designed and coded by veteran dance music producers, with a diverse sample library included from many of today's top sound designers. Create your own beats entirely from scratch using sounds you already have (AIF/WAV/REX/RX2/AKAI .SND), or utilize the factory -included Drum Kits, Presets, Patterns, and Sounds. Features:

Powerful Internal Step Sequencer: Nerve has an ergonomic mouse-driven Step Sequencer which allows you to program beats visually or by clicking rhythmically, with minimal mousing. Compact, hassle-free interface: Everything you frequently want to control is instantly accessible in Nerve - no fumbling and excessive paging around to get things sounding how you want, in a window which won't consume your entire screen real -estate. Thousands of Original Sounds Included: Nerve contains a large, comprehensive 2Gigabyte library containing full presets, drumkits, patterns, one-shots, and loops made by a variety of world-class sound designers, including SampleMagic, PowerFX, Richard Devine, Dom Kane, SampleSquad, Bitword, Noise Inc., and many others, catering to a wide variety of musical genres. Sculpt your own original sounds: you can drag-and-drop soundfiles you already have on your hard disk (WAV/AIF/REX/RX2/AKAI SND format) and audition different samples instantly using navigation buttons. Random sample selection from the current folder (for one or all pads) is possible with hotkeys, for exploration of new sound combinations effortlessly. On-board editing with 22 simultaneous pre-calculated DSP types allows you to slice/trim, sculpt, stretch, and bend and re-synthesize sounds into completely new sounds, with no play-time CPU expense. Slice and Re-arrange loops: Nerve allows for a single pad to contain up to 16 slices of a loop, with adjustable slice points, which will automatically get read from REX/RX2 files.

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For traditional WAV/AIF loops, three different user-selectable time-stretching options are available (slice+fill, granular stretch, resample) to get your loop to match your host sequencer BPM. Let your Rhythms Groove + Gel: Nerve allows you to extract the timing + level information from a REX/RX2 loops, and have this apply to all of the rhythms with a single mouse gesture. You can store swing presets for future use. Performance-Oriented features: Nerve features a unique Repeater control which allows you to re-trigger one or more pads on-the-fly to create fills and variations on-the-fly. Trigger / Re-trigger patterns with the mouse or MIDI notes. Re-triggered portions can be automatically 'sent' to a different output pair for additional external processing on those specific moments. Unlike audio-based buffer-repeating effects, Nerve's Repeater will follow swing/groove feel on a global level, maintaining your groove. Furthermore, re triggered steps will also generate new MIDI-out notes, if using Nerve for controlling external samplers, etc. Realtime Sculpting Control: Each pad contains a unique 'fat' 2x-oversampled State Variable Filter. Flexible LFOs allowing you to make parts vary over time (pan/level/cutoff/reso/sample start), allowing for parts to sound more fluid. MultiStage Envelopes with tension curves allow for dynamic sculpting with high precision. A unique GATE parameter allows the envelope length to rescale, sequenced per -step and/or controlled/automated externally. Internal Sidechain-input Compressor: Get your beats to pump without all of the in -host bussing hassle. Pad Independence: Each pad can optionally run its own pattern chain, length, and randomize, making it very easy to create polyrhythms / polymetric beats giving your music productions interesting, unique flair. Multiple Output capability: (8 stereo pairs) allow you to separate various parts of the beat for external mixing/processing. MIDI support (both input and output): control Nerve from a MIDI controller using assignable MIDI notes. Control Nerve parameters from MIDI CC messages. MIDI Out control allows you to use Nerve as a "sequence engine" to generate notes/CC's in unique ways / control or layer other synths and samplers.

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Neuron VS

Neuron VS is built around the same sound engine found in the Neuron Hardware Synthesizer and includes 2 Resynators, the Blender module, the Mod- and Slicer Module, a Silver Unit (Multimode Filter plus Time and Frequency Effect unit) and 7 ADSR Shape rs. Unlike the Neuron Hardware Synthesizer, Modelmaker, Surround capabilities, 4 levels / 4 times Shapers, high -end Delay and Reverb are not included. The Resynator Page The Resynator page allows for the realtime setting of all Resynators' parameters. The Resynators give access to the very heart of a sound. Neuron VS features 2 Resynators - each capable of driving one Model. Neuron VS comes with a huge variety of Models. The Resynators (and Silver) need Nuke, the hardware controller, to drive the parameters represented by the two bubbles on this page (and the bubble on the silver page). All movements of Nuke's stick can be recorded in realtime and stored as part of a sound. Additionally, Neuron VS includes 7 ADSR shapers, that are switched by simply clicking on one of the smaller icons. The Blender offers 10 different settings to merge and mix Models or parts of Models together. The Silver Page Silver includes a powerful multimode filter (24dB lowpass, 12dB lowpass, 6dB lowpass, 6dB highpass and bandpass) plus two multi-effect units. Cutoff and Frequency are being controlled cross-wise by the Nuke stick - or one can use the scrollers to set the parameters separately.

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The Frequency FX Module includes an EQ / Compressor, Distortion, Ring Modulator, Decimator and SP Warp Effects. The Time FX Module includes Stereo Spread, Left/Right Delay, Flanger, Phaser and Chorus Effects. Silver includes a dedicated ADSR Shaper for the Filter. All Shapers can be set to Repeat Mode adding one more very flexible cyclic effect. The silver page is the home of the Mod and the Slicer. Mod represents an LFO. Slicer is a Neuron exclusive Module that allows for cyclic "3 dimensional" modulations. The Nuke Page On this page you can set the destination for the freely definable endless k nobs (encoders). Select the parameter you want to control for each knob and store the setting together with the sound. The Nuke Controller box The button selects which of the Neuron VS Modules that is controlled by the stick: Resynator 1, Resynator 2, or Silver. It is not possible to work on the settings of those parameter groups without Nuke. Nuke also offers 4 freely definable endless knobs (encoders), that are set on a third page of the Neuron VS software. Designed to fit perfectly in your hand, it is made of aluminium and offers exactly the same kind of stick controller and encoders you find on the Neuron keyboard. The hand rest is made of special soft synthetic material. Features:

Neural synthesis engine (template driven Multi- Component Particle Transform Synthesis with realtime controllable synthesis model parameters, Artificial Neural Network controlled adaptive sound analysis for the parametric transformation of musical monophonic and polyphonic sounds) 2 Resynators, each with 3 Scape and 3 Sphere Levels, Stick recording and Playback function per parameter level 1 ADSR envelope per Resynator with definable depth per parameter level 1 amplifier envelope per Resynator (ADSR) 2 definable free envelopes (ADSR) Blender module for manipulating one timbre (from resynator 1) with the properties of another (resynator 2) 8 different blender types Modulation module Low frequency oscillator with 12 waveforms Slicer module for the generation of multidimensional, cyclic modulation with 12 waveforms

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Silver module with multimode filter (24dB lowpass, 12dB lowpass, 6dB lowpass, 6dB highpass, bandpass) 1 Silver (ADSR) Envelope Frequency FX Module with EQ / Compressor, Distortion, Ring Modulator, Decimator and SP Warp Effects Time FX Module with Stereo Spread, Left/Right Delay, Flanger, Phaser and Chorus Effects Over 250 Models included (Strings / Percussion / Pianos / Pads / Reed / Plugged / Basses / Drums / Solo Instruments / Bells / Brass / Voices EFX / Loops / Organs, etc.) Each Model can be manipulated with 12 Parameters (6 x Scape / 6 x Sphere Parameters) that have been detected when analyzing the original sound. 10 different Parameter sets - depending on the specific Model characteristics Over 300 Sounds included Nuke hardware controller with 4 freely definable encoder knobs, 1 stick controller, 1 select button / 3 LEDs (connects via the USB port of your computer)

NexSyn

NexSyn, designed by Koblo Co-Founder Max Gronlund, is a powerful Hybrid Synthesizer with a huge range of loadable oscillator types to meet the so und demands of modern musicians and composers. NexSyn is capable of loading sample-based keymap files, in the proprietary XWM (Extended Wave Memory) format. It features a powerful and feature-rich synthesizer engine, and is the only one of its kind to offer NetNotes, an online preset browsing and sharing service which allows users to find new sounds for NexSyn in seconds via the Internet. NexSyn also features a true stereo signal path, which gives NexSyn a "lifelike sound", and an ultra-tweakable interface which will appeal to sound designers of all kinds. NexSyn's XWM sound-sets are provided by Big Fish Audio. NexSyn comes packaged with 130 megabytes of XWM synthesizer-based sounds, which can be loaded into two of NexSyn's three Oscillators. More XWM soundpacks will be offered via Koblo.com, with sounds ranging from

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Pianos to Orchestral and Percussive sounds, and more. These XWM sound-packs will be offered at extremely low prices, allowing users the chance to easily expand their synthesizer's sounds.

Nexus

Nexus is a next generation ROM synthesizer. Nexus delivers complex, ultra-fat, contemporary soundstorms. A powerful and flexible architecture is the foundation that supports the immediately useful and spontaneously engaging design of the instrument. Every aspect of Nexus was built to produce music of the highest quality, quickly, with the least amount of fuss. Nexus features a 32-step arpeggiator with note-transposition, a 32-step trance gate, reverb licensed from Arts Acoustic, and a sophisticated modulation-matrix that will help you sculpt the sound. Nexus includes a comprehensive 4GB library of over 880 sounds driven by a friendly internal librarian to find the exact sound you need in the heat of the creative moment. Features like search, favorites, and categorization are standard not only in the factory library but in all available expansions. Nexus offers an array of expansions covering a wide gamut of contemporary music styles and produced by the worlds top sound designers. Nexus is very frugal with the CPU and careful with your RAM. Nexus is an accessible instrument with contrast controls and several skins available which can change the appearance from black, to blue, to C64 beige...

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Nithonat

Nithonat is a fully synthesized drum machine based on the classic Roland TR-606. The unique sound of this machine has been used by many artists over the years in the production of Electro, Hip-Hop, R'n'B, etc. Nithonat emulates the original 606, however, since Nithonat is software based, D16 were able to enhance the original with extra functionality. Full control over the sound On the original 606, the only editable sound parameter was volume. D16 has added to the original and as a result, Nithonat is equipped with extra controls which allow each sound to be shaped in ways which were not possible in the original machine. A whole spectrum of sounds is now at you fingertips rumbling kicks, rustling snares and completely synthesized and unnatural sounding toms and hi-hats. One of a kind Nithonat has very unique and characteristic hi-hat and cymbal sounds which are due to the emulated structure of the circuits in the original. The bass drum has unparalleled attack character and strong punch. The snare sounds sandy. New dimension of creativity Nithonat has a powerful built-in internal sequencer. The tracks can be edited in a simple and intuitive way and modified with many useful functions. The clear GUI means that sequencer is easy to use. In addition to having many internal sequencer modes, Nithonat can also be used as a sound module. All sounds and functions within Nithonat can be controlled from a host sequencer. Features:

Fully synthesized drum sounds.

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Additional parameters to get yet more control over the sound. Many ways of controlling the device: o External mode (notes triggering the sounds). o Internal sequencer (pattern mode). Internal sequencer: o 8 banks with 12 patterns per bank. o Each pattern up to 16 steps of length. o Each pattern defined with one of four available measures. o Shuffle mode. o Global accent track. o Tap mode. o Chain mode. o Shuffle (swing) and tempo values defined per pattern. o Built in randomizer. o Patterns import/export via human readable xml files. Two modes of synchronization: o Precise synchronization to the host tempo. o Synchronization to internal clock - tempo controlled in the range 30-300 BPM (+0.1). Mutes/solos for each instrument (affect triggering not just the signal). Dynamic signal routing from instruments to outputs. Drum kits organised into groups. MIDI learn function. 64-bit internal processing.

Noatikl

Noatikl (pronounced "noh - tickle") is a new generative music system by Pete Cole and Tim Cole, creators of the 2001 BAFTA-award winning SSEYO Koan Interactive Audio Platform, and the 2005 BAFTA-award winning SSEYO miniMIXA.

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noatikl creates musical information in the form of MIDI notes, and can also generate and send MIDI controller information to control settings of synths, FX units and samplers. There are noatikl variants available for both Windows and Mac OS X, including plugin version s for Logic (AU), Sonar (VSTi, DXi/MFX MIDI Effect), Cubase (VSTi, MIDI Effect), Ableton Live (VSTi), Reaper (VSTi), etc. as well as a standalone version, very useful in its own right, for where there is no suitable plugin variant, e.g. Pro Tools. noatikl can be used in a number of ways, including:

Generation of new musical ideas. Breaking composer's block. Augmenting an existing musical work. Creating ambient sound tracks. Experimenting with generative music systems. Noodling with music sculptures. Generatively changing synth, FX and sampler settings.

Depending on your platform (Windows or Mac), noatikl comes in a variety of different variants to help you work the way you like to work. noatikl standalone is an application that comes in the following variant s:

Windows: standalone application. Mac: standalone application (the recommended approach for Pro Tools).

noatikl plug-ins are audio plug-ins that work with your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) tools and come in the following variants:

Windows: VSTi (for Cubase, Reaper, Ableton Live, etc.) Windows: DXi/MFX MIDI Effect plug-in (for Sonar/Cakewalk) Windows: VST Module Architecture SDK MIDI Effect (MIDI Effect for Cubase, etc.) Mac: VSTi (for Cubase, Ableton Live, etc.) Mac: AU (Audio Unit - for Logic, GarageBand, etc.)

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Nostalgia

Nostalgia is a Sound Library plugin based on Native Instruments' Kompakt, featuring over 1.3 gigabytes of sounds and more than 1,300 patches from four decades of electronic instruments. Programming wizard and all-round synth enthusiast Steve Howell has used his 30+ years of experience and knowledge of these various instruments to create accurate representations of some of the world's greatest synths, keyboards and beat boxes that he has either owned or used in a professional capacity as either a sound designer, sound engineer, player or composer in one way or another. Steve has also used his 16+ years of developing professional sample sound libraries to provide highly optimized and memory -efficient, seamlessly looped samples of a heritage of instruments that have paved the way for where we are today - over 40 years of innovation and (often naive) pioneering spirit encapsulated in one definitive collection of abject "Nostalgia". Nostalgia includes old-skool lo-fi beatboxes, huge Gothic Tron sounds, smooth Prophet pads and strings, beefy Moog basses or leads, classic electric pianos, swirly string synths, cheezy toys, classic samplers, brittle digital synths, evolving S+S textures, etc. The Instruments list groups the sounds into these categories:

01 US Classics 02 Euro Classics 03 Japanese Classics 04 Playback Keyboards 05 Organs 06 Electro-Mechanicals 07 Digital ROMpler synths 08 Vintage Samplers 09 Cheap n Cheezy 10 Obscure Synths 11 Drum Synths

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12 Classic Beatboxes 13 Obscure Beatboxes 14 Sci-Fi 15 Atmosferics 16 String Synths 17 Basses

NU Jointz

Sound Library plugin based on Native Instruments' Intakt. Nu Jointz is filled with 64 thumpin' nu NY hip hop construction kitz, over 200 drum loopz in every tip including tiny-fi, mid-fi, lo- fi & hi-fi akoustik drumz, strait ahead hip hop MPC groovez, slammin' R&B, funk, & strait and wak drum machine loopz. This New York City joint is the long awaited new sample library by Vinnie Zummo who created the multi KEY BUY AWARD -winning Zero-G NY Cutz series! Features:

Over 1 Gb of brand new world-class construction kits, loops & samples produced by multi award winning sample CD producer Vinnie Zummo in New York. Access to individual hits within loops. Easy and intuitive user interface. Based on KONTAKT audio engine. Loops use one or more of the three sampler -modes: Beat Machine with ISE (Individual Slice Edit), Time Machine and standard Sampler mode. Easy synchronization of loops to MIDI tempo. MIDI file export permits groove, accent, and feel manipulation in any host sequencer. Integrated effects: Group filter including low-pass, high-pass, band-reject or band-pass modes, global filter, lo-fi, distortion, syncable delay. Modulation section provides AHDSR envelope, two individual syncable LFOs , envelope follower and a DBD pitch envelope.

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Total Recall.

Obsession

3.7GB sound library - 3000 loops, 5000 drum samples. 8 track synth/sampler engine - containing Multi-mode filters, ADSR, LFO and Modulation matrix. 24-bit REX2 import. 3 interactive playback modes o PRE with immediate temp sync to host. o TRIG for intuitive loop triggering. o MIDI for total groove control. Flexible editing functions for each individual drum loop track: Volume, Pan, Mute, Solo and Tuning - with 8 stereo outputs.

Ocean Way Drums

Ocean Way Drums is a Kontakt Player based sample library. The brainchild of engineer/producer and studio owner Allen Sides, OWD utilized the world's most extensive collection of vintage microphones to record drums in Ocean Way's renowned Studio B, designed by recording legend Bill Putnam.

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Sides' partners in the project are well known engineer/producer and label executive Steven Miller, and Dave Kerzner, CEO of Sonic Reality. The OWD library incorporates legendary studio acoustics and expert engineering with the highly expressive MIDI-controlled I-Map programming in sample formats such as Native Instruments Kontakt 2, all in one collection. Sides and Miller recorded full drum kits with the finest kick drums, snares, toms, hi hats and cymbals, utilizing a unique multi-microphone recording technique that captures the sound of each instrument with optimum sonic impact and spatial depth. An enormous variety of sounds are instantly available via preset mixes made by these engineers. Additionally, a virtuall y unlimited sonic palate is available by experimenting with the various stereo sub mixes, control of the pitch, tone and effect processing. The sampling sessions of Ocean Way Drums utilized a one-of-a-kind custom console built by the studio's original designer Bill Putman. This console in Ocean Way's Studio B delivers "astonishing clarity" with a slew rate exceeding 200 volts per microsecond running on 28 volt rails, and is considered to be the fastest console on the planet. The historic Studio B has hoste d sessions with Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Green Day, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and Radiohead, among countless other ground-breaking artists. It is the home of one of the best sounding live rooms and some of the most sought after vintage gear in the wo rld. Also employed in the sampling session were highly customized classic outboard gear by Neve, API, UREI, and Fairchild along with rare hand -selected vintage tube microphones and special drum kits that have been recorded by top artists on albums at Ocean Way over the years. Sonic Reality's I-MAP is a proprietary MIDI note mapping/drum kit layout scheme that facilitates improved live performance of drum kits via MIDI keyboard input. I-MAP places drums in their most flexible and intuitive positions, allowi ng each of the fingers on both hands independent and coordinated control over the loaded kit. With very little practice, it is possible to lay down complete drum tracks in a single take that have an entirely realistic sound and rhythm. Additionally, special maps have also been made for control with high-end drum pads such as the Roland V-Drums. Many of the performance articulations from I-Map were designed to be triggered with maximum dynamics and alternate randomization for incredible realism and expression when played from top of the line drum pad controllers. Finally, access to the individual mic channel samples is also available for direct drum replacement in DAWs such as ProTools, Nuendo, Logic and more. Ocean Way Drums is touted as a complete solution for creating the highest quality drum tracks for all styles of music.

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Octopus

Octopus is a "Dual-Matrix" synthesizer containing one Matrix for Oscillator/Filter frequency modulation synthesis and another Matrix for general modulation. Octopus features 8 additive Oscillators, a Sampler and a powerful approach to modulation - 32 complex multi-purpose envelopes with a wide range of modulation destinations. The key component for building a sound is the instrument's 8 oscillators, Sampler, 2 filters and 32 envelopes. These components allow you to create anything from classic "old school" FM timbres to complex sounds far beyond those possible with conventional FM synthesis. All controls are located on a single panel which is always on view, so you can see at a glance any synth parameter. Features:

Hybrid Frequency Modulation and Sampling synthesis. 10 modulation sources and 8 modulation destinations. 550 presets in a wide range of styles made by Nico Herz, Pro-Sounds, Summa, Tim Conrardy and The Outsiderz. Full cross-modulation, adjustable feedback for every oscillator. 8 additive oscillators using sample-based or user defined waveforms. Two independent multimode filters, are available as FM sources. Up to 32 envelopes with multiple, syncable segments, free-run, loop and adjustable slopes. Graphical envelope editor with sophisticated editing functions. Envelopes can be used to modulate a wide range of parameters including amplitude, mix, panning, pitch, frequency, phase, cutoff and resonance of filters. Stereo effects section with 4 effects (Parametric EQ, Chorus, Delay and Reverb). Two step sequencers each with up to 32 steps each.

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Oddity

The Oddity is modelled on the classic ARP Odyssey synthesizer which was manufactured between 1971 & 1976 and was used by artists as diverse as Gary Numan, Herbie Hancock, Kraftwerk and Portishead. Its place in synth folklore is assured and deserved but due to the small numbers produced, the chances of finding one in good working order for less than a king's ransom is slim. The Oddity takes all that was unique and great about this instrument and thanks to a painstaking emulative process brings these qualities into the 21st century. Now you can finally have those famous Odyssey tones and the exclusive ARP operational method married to reliable tuning, non-breakable sliders and, something only dreamed about in the 1970's, memories. In fact the Oddity takes the ability to store memories one step further and allows you to morph between any of the saved patches within a bank. Simply pick a start patch, a morphtime and a destination patch, and the Oddity will output some amazing and inspirational sounds. Additionally the Oddity has a unique Flying Slider feature whereby you can grab one or more sliders and throw them, recording their movements if desired. Of course, because The Oddity was created by Odyssey aficionados as much of what gave the original instrument its character and functionality was built -in too. For example, the way the ring modulator and duophonic mode interact to create sublime aggressive tones was carefully modelled, as was the effect the Lag Generator has on a keyboard triggered LFO. Features:

Extremely realistic analog modeling of classic ARP Odyssey. Two syncable oscillators. Fully tunable across a 6-octave range. Sawtooth, sine, square and variable pulse-width waveforms and sync. White and pink noise. Monophonic or duophonic modes. Host syncable LFO.

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Ring modulator. Resonant 24dB/octave low-pass filter. High-pass filter. Sample and hold. Portamento. 2 envelope generators. Flexible modulation routing. Programmable including 384 presets. Timed morphing between presets. Flying Slider feature.

Olga

Olga is a virtual analog synthesizer designed from first principles to be distinctive. "Imagine a handmade experiment from an unlikely place, a synthesizer so full of life and character that it earns the right to be called a musical instrument. Olga encourages risk, experimentation, and exploration, and rewards you with unexpected and exciting sounds, vibrant and human. This is the dusty gem you could spend your life searching for." Bezier Anti-aliased Dynamic Analog Synthesis System: Olga uses a new approach to DSP waveform generation to emulate glorious analog imperfection. Olga's free running oscillators are in a constant state of structured variability, a deeply musical instability, free of aliasing artifacts and light on your CPU. Gaussian Reactive Oscillator Overdrive Virtual Engine: Throughout Olga's signal path, levels can be pushed through saturation and into full overdrive, with a thickness that develops organically, breathing life and character into your music.

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Omnisphere

Omnisphere combines a wide variety of hybrid realtime synthesis techniques, an epic library of 'Psychoacoustic' sounds, and many innovative features that have never been seen before in any hardware or software synthesizer. Omnisphere is designed with a unique user interface containing progressive layers of 'zooming' to accommodate the complete range of users - from musicians who just want to be inspired by the sounds and customize them in an easy way, to expert synthesists and the most advanced sound designers. Users can go deeper and deeper into the software and progress in their synthesis knowledge by simply exploring additional levels of sound manipulation options. To make sure that all users get the most out of the new capabilities, Omnisphere includes an extensive set of video tutorials and synthesis lessons taught by the Spectrasonics sound design team. Omnisphere offers a host of hybrid synthesis and new control capabilities including Variable Waveshaping DSP synthesis, Granular synthesis, Timbre Shifting, FM, polyphonic Ring Modulation, high-resolution streaming Sample Playback, Harmonia, Dual Multimode Filter structure, Chaos Envelopes, an advanced Unison mode, and the innovative Flex-Mod modulation routing system - to name a few. The huge core library of Omnisphere is filled with years of creative sampling experiments and thousands of inspiring patches. Spectrasonics has pioneered several brand-new types of sampling for the core library of this instrument, including unique "Psychoacoustic" sounds and soundsources created with a new Composite Morphing Technique (CMT) - which morphs the harmonic characteristics of one instrument to another. As a bonus, a section of the core library is also devoted to representing the best of Spectrasonics sample libraries. When all of these organic core library soundsources are combined with the synthesis power of the STEAM engine, the sounds become "alive" in a truly dynamic and expressive way.

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Among the many unique features this new multi-timbral synth offers are its flexible arpeggiators with the world's first Groove Lock integration with Stylus RMX - allowing the arpeggiator's pattern to instantly groove with the feel of the RMX drum loop; Live Mode for transitionless patch switching and layering, Stack Mode for powerful performance mapping; and integrated modulatable FX Racks. Omnisphere is also the successor to Spectrasonics' popular Atmosphere instrument, and contains enhanced versions of all the classic Atmosphere sounds. However, the brand new core library in Omnisphere is 10-times the size of Atmosphere and features thousands of completely new and different sounds. System Features:

Powerfully simple interface design makes key features accessible to every user. Advanced users can "zoom" into deeper and deeper synthesis capabilities. Sophisticated Browser with searching, sound attributes, descriptions and images. 8 independent Arpeggiators. World's first Arpeggiator with Groove Lock - which allows the Arpeggiators to match the feel of Stylus RMX and MIDI Files. Special performance-oriented Live Mode interface allows for seamless, interactive creative patch switching and layering on the fly. Stack Mode interface allows for complex patch layering, splits, and crossfades (velocity/positional/controller). 8-part multi-timbral with built-in Mixer, Aux FX and Mastering FX racks. Advanced MIDI Learn and Automation parameter handling. Comprehensive integrated Reference Guide. Hours of free Tutorial Videos available online to registered users.

Synthesis Features:

Oscillators can be sample-based or synth-based. Up to 10 oscillators per patch with new Harmonia feature. Flex-Mod modulation system allows powerful modular-style routing. Dual Layer architecture. High-definition streaming engine. Variable DSP Oscillator Waveshapes. Sophisticated Unison Detuning. Variable Analog Feel. Modulatable Hard Sync. Granular Synthesis. Innovative Chaos Envelopes. Polyphonic Timbre Shifting. Polyphonic Timbre Crushing. Polyphonic Waveshaper.

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Polyphonic Ring Modulation. Polyphonic Glide. FM Oscillators. Dual Filter architecture per Layer. Create filter combinations in series or parallel. Arrange and blend more than 17 Filter algorithms. Fully modulatable FX racks. Alternate tuning scales supported. 6 full-featured LFOs per patch. 8 Advanced Multi-breakpoint looping Envelopes per patch. Unique Dual Envelope interface - Simple ADSR-style or Advanced Graphic-style. Sampled soundsources can be processed with synthesis features.

Sound Library:

Vast Core Library - over 40GB with thousands of sounds. Cutting-edge sounds from the renowned Spectrasonics sound design team. Innovative "Psychoacoustic" soundsources for organic synthesis. Unique multisampled "Composite Morphing soundsources. Integrates the award-winning, original Atmosphere core library. Integrates best of Spectrasonics highly-acclaimed sample libraries. Massive variety of inspiring sounds for all types of music production. Searchable by sound attributes (Timbre, Genre, Mood, Tonality, Source, etc). Expandable sound architecture.

Effects Features:

Integrated, full-featured FX Racks. Up to 12 simultaneous FX per patch. Layer FX modulatable from any mod source. Hundreds of FX presets included. Over 32 original FX Processors covering the full spectrum of signal processing.

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One

Key features:

Ten-voice polyphony mode in addition to the original monophonic mode. Aliasing-free oscillator with triangle, sawtooth, square, and noise waveforms with three pulse width modulation modes and additional white or pink noise. Exceptionally fat and smooth self-oscillating digital 12 dB/octave low-pass filter, with cut-off frequency keyboard tracking. Extensive frequency, filter cut-off, and pulse width modulation by the envelope generator and modulation generator. The envelope generator can be inverted, and the modulation generator features both square and triangle wave forms with adjustable balance. The modulation generator can now be synchronized to the host's tempo and song position. Smooth and evocative portamento feature, fine -tuned to perfection, which works also in polyphonic mode so you can play sliding chords. Velocity sensitivity for both volume and filter cut -off modulation. Smart parameter interpolation algorithms ensure responsiveness and smooth transitions when changing any parameter to avoid digital clicks and zipper effects, even with MIDI controller changes. Straightforward and modern user interface with large knobs and buttons for easy and precise adjustments. Platform-independent preset system with over 100 great sounds and the ability to save your own presets as well. Sample-accurate MIDI handling. Arbitrary sample rates. High 24 bits per sample accuracy. Complete documentation with included help file.

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Free support with online discussion forum to share experiences and ask questions on www.fabfilter.com/support. Available for Mac OS X (Audio Units) and Windows (VSTi plug-in and stand-alone version).

ONE

ONE is an 8 part multi-timbral "Groove Activating" virtual instrument. Each part comprising one loop channel, additional edit channel and 32 step-time parts which means up to 272 fully programmable (16 groove-based, 256 step-time) loops in total, per instance. Features:

8 part multi-timbral "Groove Activating" virtual instrument. Each part comprising one loop channel, additional edit channel and 32 step-time parts; so up to 272 fully programmable (16 groove-based, 256 step-time) loops in total, per instance. Sound Library: Includes a fully dynamically indexed 4.5+ Gb sample library featuring over 3500 loops, plus a large selection of single shot sounds and hits. Format Compatibility : Loads REX, REX2, ACIDized loops, WAV and AIFF files. Sample Browser with user definable filters to quickly and easily find the sounds you want. Instant Control: Loops automatically sync to host tempo with single-key trigger, loop slices can be individually triggered or MIDI data exported to edit in your host sequencer for total flexibility. Full Beat Editing: remove, mute, reverse, substitute or export any hit from within a groove. Nudge single hits or groups around, edit every hit or place controls assignable over MIDI on a note or groups of notes - all in real time. Step-time Sequencer: TR-Style Step Sequencer with 32 slots you can load with your own samples or any hit from any loop in this library.

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Complete control & powerful processing options: Powerful resonant multi-mode filter, four 64 bit FX processors, all parameters controllable via user-assigned MIDI controller data. Low CPU use and easy-to-use.

Orca

Orca is an experimental monosynth built to showcase some new technology that FXpansion has been developing. Based on detailed and accurate models of analogue synthesizer circuits and com ponents, Orca excels at deep, squelchy basses and thick unison leads.

Orchestral Brass Classic

Orchestral Brass Classic is the re-issue of the SAM Orchestral Brass series: SAM Horns, SAM Trombones, SAM Trumpets and SAM Solo Sessions. The symphonic brass instruments in Orchestral Brass Classic have been recorded in a beautiful concert hall and cover French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet section and solo French Horn, Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, B-flat Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet, C Tuba and Cimbasso. The Orchestral Brass Classic re-issue of the SAM brass libraries offers updated programming, custom features, Kontakt Player 2 and a large price drop. For this re-release, the four individual ProjectSAM brass volumes were streamlined, modernized and merged into one Kontakt Player 2-based library, featuring repetition,

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simulated legato, octaver and on-screen keyswitch information. In addition, all sustains, including the solo brass, are now looped. The following brass sections are included in Orchestral Brass Classic:

French Horn Section (4) Trombone Section (3) Bb Trumpet Section (3)

The following brass solo instruments are included in Orchestral Brass Classic:

Solo French Horn Solo Trombone Bonus Bass Trombone Solo Bb Trumpet Solo Piccolo Trumpet Solo C Tuba Cimbasso

Both section and solo sustains are looped. All instruments were recorded in a beautiful concert hall environment and are offered in two stereo microphone sets: close and stage (ambient).

Orchestral Strings I

Orchestral Strings I is part of the Symphonic Cube, which consists of ten "Vienna Instruments Collections". Orchestral Strings I features the following instruments:

Violin ensemble (14 players) Viola ensemble (10 players)

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Articulations Performances:

Interval Performances: legato, portamento, staccato, tremolo Fast Interval Performances: legato, marcato, spiccato Performance Trills Interval Performances muted (con sordino): normal, portamento Violins: Interval Performance Glissandos on the same string Repetition Performances: legato, bow vibrato, portato, staccato, spiccato, harsh, upbeats, pizzicato Repetition Performances muted: legato, portato, staccato Runs: legato, spiccato; major, minor, chromatic, whole tone

Single notes:

Short notes: short staccato, staccato, short dtach, long dtach, 4 variations each Long notes: sustains with and without vibrato, espressivo, flautando Dynamics: various crescendos & diminuendos, with and without vibrato, fp, sfz, sffz, pfp Tremolos: sustains, crescendo & diminuendo Trills: half tone, whole tone, minor, major 3rd, accelerando Pizzicatos (loose and tight) and Bartk pizzicatos Col legno Con sordino: staccato, dtach, sustained, crescendos & diminuendos, fortepiano, sforzato, tremolo, pizzicato, trills Sul ponticello: staccato, sustains, crescendos & diminuendos, sfz, tremolo Artificial harmonics: staccato, sustains

The Vienna Instrument Engine:


Powerful proprietary streaming audio engine, developed by Vienna Symphonic Library's Christian Teuscher. Up to 3,456 Articulations (Patches) on one MIDI channel. RAM pre-load of up to 25,600 stereo samples (based on 1.6 GB available RAM under Windows; 48,000 samples on a 3 GB Mac G5). 64 stereo voices per instance streaming from disk. Extremely low load times (average 1 sec. per Patch) using pre -caching. Lossless real-time de-compression for using less RAM and hard disk resources. RAM Optimizer kicks unused samples out of RAM. Pre-configured Patches. Performance Detection algorithms integrated in Patches without the need to switch manually between articulations. Trigger comprehensive sets of articulations using hardware controllers (MIDI learn), key switches, and speed, without ever leaving the current MIDI channel.

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Layer Articulations for simultaneous or crossfade performances in one Preset. Easily design your own Instruments using Drag & Drop. Switch Velocity Crossfades and Release Control on/off on the fly.

Orchestral Strings II

Orchestral Strings II is part of the Symphonic Cube, which consists of ten "Vienna Instruments Collections". Orchestral Strings II features the following instruments:

Cello ensemble (8 players) Bass ensemble (6 players)

Articulations Performances:

Interval Performances: legato, portamento, staccato, tremolo Fast Interval Performances: legato, marcato, spiccato Performance Trills Interval Performances muted (con sordino): normal, portamento Repetition Performances: legato, portato, staccato, spiccato, harsh, upbeats, pizzicato Repetition Performances muted: legato, portato, staccato Runs: legato, spiccato; major, minor, chromatic, whole tone

Single notes:

Short notes: short staccato, staccato, short dtach, long dtach, 4 variations each Long notes: sustains with and without vibrato, flautando Dynamics: various crescendos & diminuendos, with and without vibrato, fp, sfz, sffz, pfp Tremolos: sustains, crescendo & diminuendo Trills: half tone, whole tone, accelerando Pizzicatos (loose and tight) and Bartk pizzicatos

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Col legno Con sordino: staccato, dtach, sustained, crescendos & diminuendos, fortepiano, sforzato, tremolo, pizzicato, trills Sul ponticello: staccato, sustains, crescendos & diminuendos, sfz, tremolo Artificial harmonics: staccato, sustains

The Vienna Instrument Engine:


Powerful proprietary streaming audio engine, developed by Vienna Symphonic Library's Christian Teuscher. Up to 3,456 Articulations (Patches) on one MIDI channel. RAM pre-load of up to 25,600 stereo samples (based on 1.6 GB available RAM under Windows; 48,000 samples on a 3 GB Mac G5). 64 stereo voices per instance streaming from disk. Extremely low load times (average 1 sec. per Patch) using pre -caching. Lossless real-time de-compression for using less RAM and hard disk resources. RAM Optimizer kicks unused samples out of RAM. Pre-configured Patches. Performance Detection algorithms integrated in Patches without the need to switch manually between articulations. Trigger comprehensive sets of articulations using hardware controllers (MIDI learn), key switches, and speed, without ever leaving the current MIDI channel. Layer Articulations for simultaneous or crossfade performances in one Preset. Easily design your own Instruments using Drag & Drop. Switch Velocity Crossfades and Release Control on/off on the fly.

Organ 3

Organ 3 is a software organ emulation with all controls found on the original Hammond B3 as well as a sophisticated rotary speaker simulation. Key features:

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Authentic emulation of many classic organs and the rotary speaker, get the sound of the original. Each emulated aspect is individually switchable or adjustable. 3 manuals, individually adjustable and playable on separate MIDI channels or in split or layer mode. Dual effects section with fully syncable rotary, reverb, delay and chorus, and new: Gator and LoFi crusher. 64 voice polyphonic (CPU dependent). Individually adjustable Percussion for upper and lower manual. Adjustable Keyclick and Motor noise from off to authentic or even up to overemphasized. Controller hardware (faderbox or synth) can be used to control the LinPlug Organ 3 parameters using the LinPlug ECS. Switchable Portamento / Glide. Adjustable age from factory new to trashy. Spread (Unison) for each manual. ADSR envelope for each manual. Microtuning support (TUN files) for different scales. Including 11 alternative tonewheels. Fully recognized velocity, adjustable pitch bend. Rotary simulation with full sync to song tempo (even tempo changes can be synced). Sample accurate timing. Full parameter automation. Settings are saved with your song.

Orient World

Orient World is a Native Instruments Intakt based 4 GB oriental sound library instrument.

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Orient World provides phrases, loops, licks, arpeggios and FX, always perfectly looped and ready to be combined, accurately divided in BPM values, but nevertheless, thanks to the Intakt Player, adjustable to any tempo. Orient World includes Saz, Balaban, Zurma, Ney, Kanun, Violin, Accordion, Oud, Saxophone, and a wide variety of all-purpose percussion instruments.

OTR32

OTR32 is an emulation of a small bass electric piano. It features the same technology as its big brother OTR88, but is limited to 32 keys in the bass range instead of 88 keys for OTR88. Features:

Powerful physical modeling for the most authentic electric piano sounds. 4 Hi quality presets designed with OTR88. User friendly slick interface that gives you the most efficient access to every parameter.

OTR88

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After being advised by Herbie Hancock in early development stages, Devine Machine has developed OTR88, an electric piano physical emulation which offers in a few drags and clicks what used to take hours with a screwdriver and lots of sweat with a real electric piano. Unlike sample based instruments, OTR88 physical synthesis provides seamless dynamics and virtually unlimited electric piano sound models, for less than 10Mb hard drive space and moderate CPU usage. OTR88 gives access to 17 physical parameters fully editable for each 88 key individually (Pickup positions, tine harmonic content, tine decay, oldness, tuning, pan amongst others) through a user-friendly interface. Scala microtonal file import feature has been implemented to complete sound flexibility. OTR88 also features 8 MIDI-Learnable FX pedals (Chorus, Delay, Distortion, Flanger, Phaser, Reverb, Tremolo, and Wah) set in an intuitive pedal board.

OTTO

OTTO is an IDM, industrial and electronica sound library designed by Otto Von Schirach, based around the Kontakt Player 2 plug-in. Designed by Otto Von Schirach, the library offers over 4 GB of instruments that includes construction, loops, sequences, surround and much more. Every sound represented in a loop or sequence instrument, is also found individually as a hit, thus the user has maximum creative flexibility. The loops and sequences range from simple to busy, catering both to music makers who require maximum efficiency, as well as to composers who want to create their own loops and sequences from the ground up. A special version of Native Instruments' Kontakt 2 is included with OTTO, providing over 600 instruments mapped out in the Kontakt 2 Player. Instrument categories:

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Construction: Individual hit instruments. Sequence: See how Otto uses the script editor in Kontakt 2 to create sequences with a very "drum machine" feel. (User can alter these sequences.) Kontakt 2 loops: Instruments that are made up of many bounced sequences, so you can go between drum machine-like loops quickly without loading up several different instruments. Platinum loops: These instruments are made up of loops that have been created in an outside sequencer and span many different electro styles. Performance: "Play" these instruments live. Loops are mapped on the left, with construction hits on the right. Quantize option included. Random and Experimental: Geek out with these instruments. Melodic: These instruments can be played like a keyboard, as all the sounds are mapped chromatically. Cinematic and Sound Effects: Ambient and spectral instruments. Get your spooky on. Surround: Instruments created in a 5.1 format.

Outer Limits

Outer Limits is a Kompakt based plug-in Virtual Sound Module featuring a 4 GB core library of more than five hundred unique soundscapes by Ian Boddy. Outer Limits is Ian Boddy's follow-up to Morphology but this time he has delved deeper and darker than ever before. This instrument is capable of shimmering pads, to mysterious drones, crystalline digital manipulations to dark distorted atmospheres, menacing mechanisms, evocative resonances, surreal sound effects, complex cascades, formant sheens, dark disturbing horror, analogue waves, amazing space textures, strange vocal synthesis and of course, sounds from the Outer Limits of space and time. Categories include: Ambient Loops, Analogue Waves, Chamber of Horrors, Click & Glitch, Deep Space, Dense Soundscapes, Digital Drones, Digital Manipulations, Distorted Views, Heavy Drones, Machine Dreams, Minimalism, One Shot Synth FX, Outer Limits, Surreal to Real,

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Transcendental, Twisted Pads, Vintage Synth Atmos, Vocal Transformations and White Noise Atmospheres. Features:

Over 4 GB of core library and more than five hundred unique soundscapes of dreams and nightmares from shimmering pads to mysterious drones, crystalline digital manipulations to dark distorted atmospheres, menacing mechanisms, evocative resonances, surreal sound effects, complex cascades, formant sheens, dark disturbing horror, analogue waves, amazing space textures, strange vocal synthesis a nd much more... All original samples, recorded at 24 Bit sample resolution for hi-fidelity. Easy and intuitive user interface (a version of Native Instruments' Kompakt sampler). Powerful filter offers six types, including low-pass, high-pass, and band-pass. Three AHDSR envelopes and four LFOs. Integrated effects: chorus, reverb, and delay. Total Recall (complete MIDI automation and control). Sound Library can also be loaded into other Native Instruments samplers including Kontakt version 1.5 for even greater flexibility and more options for working with the material.

Percussion

Percussion is part of the Symphonic Cube, which consists of ten "Vienna Instruments Collections". Percussion features the following instruments and articulations: Timpani 1 Timpani 2

Single hits (normal, secco, coperto), tremolos (normal, crescendo, diminuendo), tremolo glissandos, single hit glissandos, upbeats. Repetition Performances.

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Various mallets.

Drums Snare drum 1 Snare drum 2 Snare drum ensemble Piccolo drum Field drum 1 Field drum 2 Bass drum 1 Bass drum 2 Concert toms Roto toms Taiko drums Tambourine 1 Tambourine 2 Cymbals & Gongs Piatti (a-due cymbals) Chinese cymbals Crash cymbal Ride cymbal Splash cymbal Suspended cymbals Finger cymbals Gongs China gongs Peking Opera gongs Tam-tam 1 Tam-tam 2 Mallets & Blocks Celesta Glockenspiel Vibraphone Xylophone Marimba Wood blocks Temple blocks Percussion Altar-boy bells Angklung Antique cymbals

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Anvil surrogate (rails) Bell tree Bells Boobams (boa bams) Brake disks & springs Bull roarer Burmese bells Car horns Castagnets Caxixi Chimes Church bells Claves Cow bells (cencerros) Crotales Cuca Finger bells Flexatone Guiro Guns (shots) Hammer Japanese singing bowls Jingle ring Lion's roar Lithophone (small) Log drum Ocean drum Plate bells Rainmaker Ratchets Rock bells Shaker Ship's bell Siren Sleigh bells (jingle bells) Small bells Spring drum Thunder sheet Triangle 1 Triangle 2 Tubular bells Vibratone Waldteufel Waterphone

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Whip Wind machine The Vienna Instrument Engine:


Powerful proprietary streaming audio engine, developed by Vienna Symphonic Library's Christian Teuscher. Up to 3,456 Articulations (Patches) on one MIDI channel. RAM pre-load of up to 25,600 stereo samples (based on 1.6 GB available RAM under Windows; 48,000 samples on a 3 GB Mac G5). 64 stereo voices per instance streaming from disk. Extremely low load times (average 1 sec. per Patch) using pre -caching. Lossless real-time de-compression for using less RAM and hard disk resources. RAM Optimizer kicks unused samples out of RAM. Pre-configured Patches. Performance Detection algorithms integrated in Patches without the need to switch manually between articulations. Trigger comprehensive sets of articulations using hardware controllers (MIDI learn), key switches, and speed, without ever leaving the current MIDI channel. Layer Articulations for simultaneous or crossfade performances in one Preset. Easily design your own Instruments using Drag & Drop. Switch Velocity Crossfades and Release Control on/off on the fly.

Percussive Adventures 2

Sound Library plugin based on Native Instruments' Intakt. Percussive Adventures 2 is produced by Kurt Wortman and Tony Humecke who contributed most of the material for PA1, and includes 5.3 Gigs!!! of multi-layered performances of percussion compositions for multi-media productions.

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Large percussive soundscapes are included covering most styles of music. The producers have gone all out on this sequel to offer the m aximum flexability. For example, multiple alternate mixes of each loop are presented to enable users to customize the loops to work with their track, or use as building-blocks for new compositions. Features:

Access to individual instruments and individual hits within loops. Easy and intuitive user interface. Based on KONTAKT audio engine. Loops use one or more of the three sampler -modes: Beat Machine with ISE (Individual Slice Edit), Time Machine and standard Sampler mode. Easy synchronization of loops to MIDI tempo. MIDI file export permits groove, accent, and feel manipulation in any host sequencer. Integrated effects: Group filter including low-pass, high-pass, band-reject or band-pass modes, global filter, lo-fi, distortion, syncable delay. Modulation section provides AHDSR envelope, two individual syncable LFOs, envelope follower and a DBD pitch envelope. Total Recall.

Percussive Adventures 2 LE

Sound Library plugin based on Native Instruments' Intakt. Percussive Adventures 1 was a Keyboard magazine Key Buy Award winner. This is the original go-to-must-have library of extended performances used by countless big name film and TV composers not to mention remixers and electronica maniacs and is legendary in the scoring world. Now the long awaited sequel is here. Percussive Adventures 2 LE expands the borders of the original in depth, detail and creativity.

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Key features:

Sequel to the award winning Percussive Adventures 1 from Producers Tony Humecke and Kurt Wortman. The versatility of Percussive Adventures 2 LE is multiplied tenfold from its predecessor by it's meticulous and much deeper use of construction layers. Includes a special version of Intakt sampler from Native Instruments (plug-in or standalone) for Mac and Windows specifically designed for loop playback.

Perfection

Based on e-LABs i.v.i. engine, Perfection gives you total tempo independence, creative freedom with separated drum loop parts and realtime playback control.

3 GB of Lush and Vibey House Grooves, mixed with Smooth and Jazzy Samples, Chords, Fx and more. All sounds specifically recorded and produced for Perfection. 3000 drum loops, 5000 drum samples with the possibility to import external Rex2 files. 8 tracks of simultaneous drum loop playback with an interactive groove system enabling millions of loop combinations. You get kick, snare, hi hat, etc. on individual tracks, routed through 8 addressable synthesizers/stereo outputs. To retain state of the art sound quality and realtime tempo stretching of all drum loop parts into any BPM, the i.v.i. engine uses Propellerheads' 24 bit Rex2 format. Three easy-to-use playback modes for truly interactive loop playback. Preview mode (PRE) with immediate tempo-sync to sequencer; Miditrig mode (TRIG) for intuitive loop triggering with a keyboard and Midifile playback (MIDI) for total groove control of the loop parts. In Multi Edit mode you can select and edit any of the 8 tracks - all at the same time. This mean that in a fast and convenient way you can apply different parameters that will affect all your selected tracks. Reverse Mode enables the i.v.i. engine to play a loop in reverse, but not in the traditional sense where it would be played back in reversed sequence, playing the end of the loop first. Instead, the i.v.i. engine plays back the elements of a loop in the right sequence and reverses each individual element in the loop instead.

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MIDI CC Learn - For fast and effective work with hardware controllers. The MIDI learn feature enables you to assign your hardware controllers to control paramet ers in Foundation. Just right click on an Foundation parameter and choose "Learn Midi CC" then select which knob/slider on your hardware controller you want to address to the Foundation parameter. Flexible stepbutton loading, makes changing loops & sounds a breeze. Smart sound file selector with an open architecture - import files and access other i.v.i. sound libraries. Flexible editing functions for each individual drum loop track: Volume, Pan, Mute, Solo and Tuning - with addressable stereo outputs. Extensive loop editing control with 8 separate synthesizer engines: Multimode Resonant Filters (HP, BP, LP); ADSR on both Amp. and Modulation Env; open architecture Modulation Matrix (LFO, Env, Velocity, Mod. Wheel, Filter, Pitch, Pan, Resonance, etc). Total recall with host on all parameters. Host automation on 144 parameters. Low CPU Usage. Thousands of drum loops and drum samples with the possibility to import external Rex2 files.

Personal Orchestra (GPO)

Personal Orchestra 4 (GPO4) reproduces the sounds of the musical instruments in a symphony orchestra, right from your computer. Create lush symphonic music with this collection of software instruments. There are over 150 software orchestral instruments - "delicious strings, intimate woodwinds, joyous brass, powerful percussion, a Steinway virtual piano, a glorious concert organ, heavenly harps and more". Features:

A Complete Orchestra at your Fingertips: Includes all the major instruments of the orchestra - strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion and keyboards. An entire orchestra can be loaded on a single computer.

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High Quality Orchestral Instruments: GPO4 offers a high quality collection of orchestral instruments at an affordable price. The instruments recorded were made by fine instrument makers such as Steinway, Stradivari, Guarneri, Haynes and others. Easy-to-Use: Create great sounding orchestral music quickly and easily. Just load your instruments and play. Standardized controls allow you to become familiar with the library quickly and master all the instruments easily. Orchestrate in the Fast Lane - Real-time Playable Instruments: Designed to be played in real-time. No tedious piecing together of samples. Play your instruments with their nuances quickly and in real-time for expressive human-sounding performances. ARIA Instrument Engine Included - No Sampler Required: GPO integrates the ARIA high-performance instrument engine. This instrument engine was developed in collaboration with Plogue Art et Technologie Inc. ARIA's specially tailored programming is designed to emulate the performances of real orchestral instruments. The ARIA engine is in use in Microsoft Songsmith, SONY Acid Pro, AKAI EWI USB and Finale 2009/10. Ensemble Making - Creating Your Own 'Personal' Orchestra: GPO provides individual instruments from which you build your own ensembles and sections. Construct solos, duos, trios, quartets, chamber groups, ensembles, sections or a full symphony orchestra - the way you want. Notation Integration: Play from the Score - Finale and Sibelius Optimized. GPO is designed specifically to work with notation programs in addition to sequencers. Play your orchestrations directly from the score of supported notation programs. GPO4 automatically interprets performance indications such as articulation marks, slurs, playing techniques, dynamics, etc. to provide an life-like performance from the score. GPO4 has unique integration with Finale and Sibelius. Universal Format: Supports all popular formats as a standalone program or as a plug-in, works with supported notation programs and works in 64-bit operating systems. Suited for Everybody: Professional film composers can use this collection for quick orchestral sketches and capturing creative ideas. Hobbyists can use it for adding orchestrations to their tracks. Educators and students can use it for scoring projects or studying orchestration. Imagine orchestrating at the beach, or on a plane, or anywhere. Personal Orchestra is for every musician.

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Peter Siedlaczek's Complete Classical Collection

Peter Siedlaczek's Complete Classical Collection is a Native Instruments Kontakt Player based 11 GB orchestral sound library. It includes a collection of classical sounds: mixed choir, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, harp, mallets, piano, prepared piano, ready-to-use tools, orchestral excerpts, performances and effects. Advanced Orchestra Extensive use of key switching and direct-from-disk technology. New programs with multiple layers and instantaneous access to dozens of instruments and playing techniques. This library contains Solo- and Ensemble Strings. Solo- and Ensemble Brass, Solo- and Ensemble Woodwinds and Harp with comfortable access to different articulations and performances, as well as a huge percussion section with many additional instruments. Classical Choir This section contains over 100 singers, sampled at each semitone from aaa to zzz, long and short looped, men, women, mixed choir, bass, tenor, alto, soprano. Falls, swells and choir voice effects. Whether you want a realistic choral sound or you are creating new sounds, these samples provide you with material with which to work. Orchestral Colours Orchestral Colours offers prepared, skillfully arranged orchestral building blocks. The result is a mixture of hits, finales, passages, layers, atmospheres - a collection of "miniworks" which are playable in any key. Smart Violins Another of Peter Siedlaczek's sample libraries: A comprehensive collection of runs, licks and other patterns, as well as long notes and legato steps played at different intervals, performed by a large violin ensemble. Construction tools for creating realistic runs and melodic lines playable in all keys. Total Piano and more Classical Bsendorfer piano. Also prepared piano: unconventional playing techniques and sounds, thumb tack piano, honky tonk piano, and piano effects.

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Peter Siedlaczek's String Essentials

Peter Siedlaczek's String Essentials is a Native Instruments Kontakt Player based 17 GB String Orchestra sound library. Instruments included:

14 violins 10 violas 8 cellos 6 double basses

Main features:

17 GB of samples in 5 lengths and 3 or 4 dynamic layers. 3 microphone placements: close (dry), normal and ambient. Immediate access to nearly all the playing techniques via key-switches. Fast and convenient sample character shaping using MIDI controllers (Accent, Expression, Crescendo Time, Portamento Depth/Time, Tempo, Run Shift, Release Time, Release Off, etc.). Additional realism with run and ornamentation tools. Release trigger. Multiple alternation switching - from double to quintuple. Surround.

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Peti

Peti uses hybrid FM synthesis technology and was developed primarily to emulate the sounds of the Harmonium, a member of the Reed Organ family, which is also known as the "pump organ". The Harmonium, in its smaller form, is widely used in north Indian music, and its full, sweet sound is often used in pop and rock music, but Peti is not limited to this instrument alone. Peti is also capable of emulating a wide variety of reed organ variants, and can model timbre s which resemble the many instruments in this family, ranging from from accordions to pipe organs, and even the famous melodica often used in reggae dub music. Peti was designed to allow the user complete control over a simulated Bellows mechanism, with 11 different modes providing 'automatic' or 'manual' pumping, with appropriate modulation of the sound-generation engine's parameters. It also features two separate 'reed bank' simulators, allowing it to create the widest possible range of reed organ timbres via its sophisticated hybrid-synthesis system. Peti's sound engine is also capable of emulating other key features of the Harmonium, including the body resonance of the instrument itself, the noise of air in the bellows and chambers, a 'musette' tremolo feature, and 'key coupling', which traditionally allows a single note to trigger two voices.

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Phaedra

Phaedra is a Zero-G/Xfonic Kontakt Player 2 based virtual instrument featuring over 4 gigabytes of sounds, 21,000 samples and over 800 patches. Unhappy with the lack of raw sonic power in virtual emulations of VSTi analog synths, producer Sam Spacey set out on a three year journey to make the ultimate synth. Constructed with the same attention to detail as a huge orchestral sample library, each of th e 21,000 samples has been edited and looped by hand, with loops being very long so as to extract that lovely random analog magic. Nearly every single preset has each separate note sampled so as to eliminate aliasing within the instrument's range. With Kontakt 2's engine being fully exploited the library is a full synthesizer in its own right. This library is based on no particular Electronic genre and would lend itself well to any style. Synths used in the making of Phaedra:

Mini Moog D - Was very hard work to sample due to the fact that if you looked at it, it went out of tune. Welsh Moog - A prototype Re-issue Moog made in Wales, but had a unique PWM mod done to it. Yamaha CS5 - Very snappy and fast attack and surprisingly bass-y oscillators. Yamaha CS-15 - This one was delivered in a terrible and broken state, but sounded great for it. Yamaha CS-30 - Sometimes all 3 Yamahas were stacked up over CV voltage for a huge sound. Korg Monopoly - 4-osc howling beast. Korg MS-20 - Very quirky with a great filter. Studio Electronics SE-1 - Modern rack-mounted Moog that could store presets and stay relatively in tune. Studio Electronics SE-1 - as above but with filter input. Often two stacked. Roland SH-101 - Wet and squelchy, a really good little workhorse.

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Crumar Multiman - 70's string synth with Arp filters, surprisingly interesting palette of sounds. Akai AX-73 - Cheap and nasty; evil filter. Analog Phaser - Home-made, based on the Small Stone that was modded and used by Jarre on everything he did. Roland analog chorus pedal - Subtle but lovely.

Plus the only thing digital to get used:

Ensoniq Esq-1 - 8-bit grungy samples going through complete Curtis analog circuitry.

Programming Notes:

Sound Quality: All the sounds were recorded and processed at 24-Bit resolution and 44.1 KHz sample rate. Organisation: The Instruments list groups the sounds into categories. Each category has a different coloured GUI, for example the Synth category has a red interface, Leads are blue, Bass are grey and Pads are green. The categories are: o 01 Synth 1 o 02 Synth 2 o 03 Bass o 04 Leads o 05 Pads o 06 Sequences o 07 FX o 08 DnB o 09 Synth Builder o 10 Multis Memory Size: All programming has been carried out with the samples loaded into RAM. However, Direct from Disk (DFD) functionality is available thereby enabling the streaming of the samples direct from your hard disk drive. Modulation Wheel Assignments: Every single instrument has the Modulation Wheel assigned to a function. This gives a lot of dynamic control over the character of the sound. Polyphony: All instruments have unlimited polyphony except for a selection of patches from synths that were originally monophonic and some bass sounds which have thus been programmed as monophonic. Multis: Up to 64 instruments can be combined in a Multi giving a v ast array of possible combinations of the supplied single instruments.

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pHATfactory
Features:

Synth loop virtual instrument - the inspiration of a sample CD, with the flexibility of a synth. Over 400 MB of synth loops and phrases from Scot Solida... over 4,000 individual waveforms that you can reassemble, quantize, tune, stretch and mangle. Effects, analog-modeled filters and comprehensive modulation options... all the tools you need to carve your own musical identity from the included loops and sounds. 16-part multi-timbral. Built on the 32-bit pHATmatik PRO loop sampler/synthesis engine. Loops and sounds stored in pHATfiles... compatible with any audio application that supports WAV files.

pHATmatik

Loads REX1 files ADSR Amp envelope Resonant 2-Pole Low/High pass filter Syncable LFO - modulate filter cutoff Exports groove MIDIfile

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pHATmatik Pro

Load and slice any WAV or AIFF on the fly (Like Recycle) Support ACIDized WAV's Preview in time (i.e tempo synched sample preview) Per-slice editing: - Reverse in place - Replace slices withother samples - Individual slice Amplitude envelope - Process individual slices with VST FX destructively

Exports groove MIDI file 6 outputs

Phoscyon

Phoscyon is an emulation of the Roland TB303, brought up to date with l ots of additional features.

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Features:

2 authentically emulated analog oscillators (saw/square). "Screaming" 18db/oct low pass filter with absolutely no self oscillation. Filters equipped with transistor amplitude clipping. Perfectly scaled knob ranges. Additional synthesis controls expand the synthesizer's range. Built-in arpeggiator: o 7 predefined chords and 1 user definable chord. o Arpeggiator tempo multiplier (1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 6). o Arpeggiator repeat feature. o 4 arpeggiation patterns (Up, Down, Up-Down, Random). o Defined offsets of octaves to work with. Built-in distortion effect (equivalent to a transistor amplifier with equalization): o Tailored for the Acid Bassline sound. o Equipped with signal routing (Dist <=> Eq). Several Programming options: o Internal sequencer (128 patterns, each pattern up to 16 steps, each step defined with Note, Gate, Accent, and Slide values). o External mode (compromise). o Play Live mode. Powerful randomizer: o Generates patterns from user defined range of notes, user defined chords or predefined chords (Major, Minor, 7th, m7th, M7, m7-5, DIM). o Generates random values for Note, Gate, Accent, and Slide attributes. o Allows user to define attribute frequency. Fully controllable via MIDI CC. Precise synchronization with host sequencer.

Pianos

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Pianos is the third plug-in in MHC's series of hybrid synthesizers which combine a set of samples / waveforms with synthesizer functions and an effect section. Pianos includes 1024 piano presets and the user may edit the synthesizer and effect parameters to create his or her own piano sounds. Main features are:

1024 presets, which are available in three soundpacks (included when purchasing the plug-in). A soundpack is an expansion which adds new piano waveforms and a set of presets. Hundreds of piano waveforms/samples. Supports sustain pedal (and other MIDI controllers). Crossfading and layered effects include distortion, filter banks, a resonator, flanger, sub oscillation, amp modulation, pitch shift, etc. All knobs can be mapped to MIDI controllers with a simple "learn" function. Ensemble with adjustable amount and mix. Stereo delays. Full polyphony. Only your CPU sets the limit or you may set a fixed voice limit. Manual (PDF).

Pianoteq / Pianoteq Pro

Pianoteq is a modelled piano plug-in. Being a truly modelled piano, the sound is created in real time from scratch through a sophisticated mathematical model, simulating an acoustic piano. It is responding to how the pianist is striking each key and how strings are interacting, just like a real pia no does, resulting in an expressive and vivid instrument.

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The first generation of pianos began with Cristofori's pianoforte in 1698 which came to maturity at the end of the 19 century with the acoustic grand pianos. It was followed in the 20 century by the second generation electro-acoustic pianos and the third generation sampled pianos where each note is a recording of how it sounded during a specific moment in time, not taking into account the complexity of the instrument. According to Modartt, Pianoteq is the first and only piano belonging to the fourth generation, developed in order to go beyond the limitations of the third generation and to become a versatile and innovating tool.

Simulating acoustic pianos: Everything that characterizes an acoustic piano is there: the mechanic noises (optional), the complexity of pedals and strings in interaction, the percussion impact on staccato play, and the beauty of the piano sound. New possibilities: The unique adjustable parameters result in great realism and even allow going beyond the material constraints of an acoustic piano, thus being able to create new instruments and sounds. System friendly: Pianoteq adapts dynamically its CPU consumption to the resources available on your computer.

Feature Highlights:

Responds in real time to pianist's interpretation. Sounds and behaves just like a real piano. Offers playability and expressiveness. Advanced parameters for tuning, voicing and soundboard adjustment. Small (7 MB) and fast.

Planet Trance

Planet Trance grants you access to the full range of Trance music, from the mid '90s to now (2009). The 30 Construction Kits deliver everything needed to achieve modern club sounds. Planet Trance includes harmonies, catchy melodies and highly atmospheric sounds. Delving a

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little deeper the 3.3 GB of content offers many specialized samples and sounds, like drums, percussion, deep basses, synth sounds, atmospheric pads, strings, pianos and sound effects, and more. Each construction kit is grouped into several subfolders:

Intro/Outro: Here you can find the matching intro/outro track for the construction kit. Main Kit: Includes the main theme, with all of its sounds and phrases. Variation Kit: Provides an alternative track and phrases which are used to add contrast and extension to the main theme. Some Kits provide more than one variation for further flexibility. Drum Shots: The single-shots are gathered in this folder, making it easy to find all percussive sounds used to make additional drumming and percussive rhythms.

The given structure and features like labeled key signature and tempo information makes it as easy as possible to find a song or groove that will match your tracking needs and goals. Additionally the included Elastik Player offers you a lot of DSP functions to adjust the songs to further fit your creations, such as:

High-speed time-stretching and pitch-shifting algorithms. Save single or complete audio files of original and modified loops. Mapping tools (automatic slice- and chromatic-map). Multiple content management. Innovative "LoopEye" for fast loop variations. And many more.

PlastiCZ

PlastiCZ sounds different. With two phase-morph oscillators and AM you can coax completely new sounds from PlastiCZ. PlastiCZ has a simple and clearly arranged user interface, the individual modules are differently coloured from each other and all parameters are always accessible. Ten insert-effects give that certain extra to the sounds and offers further possibilities for extravagant sounds.

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Feature highlights:

Two phase-morph oscillators with AM. Build in FX-unit with ten effects. 128 ready-to-go presets including 40 presets by Hubertus Maa. Up to 16 voices. Very easy to use.

PLAY

PLAY is EastWest's 64-bit Advanced Sample Engine with built-in Network Control that powers all future EW sound libraries (The interface automatically changes to display the current instrument's custom GUI). It, and therefore any sound libraries powered by it, is compatible with Windows XP and Vista (including 64-bit) and Mac OS X Universal Binary and functions as a plug-in - VST, Audio Units and RTAS - and standalone. General features:

Interface designed to eliminate clutter, including only the controls needed for each individual virtual instrument. Designed to be played like an instrument, not programmed like a sampler. 64-bit support (requires Windows Vista 64-bit or Mac OS X Leopard 64-bit version). 64-bit support allows you to load many more instruments and voices, limited only by your system RAM (32-bit support is included also). While most high-end computers will support 16Gb (8 times as much memory is now usable), a very small set of high-performance enterprise computers (with Microsoft Vista Ultimate) can already use 128Gb of RAM. As hardware develops, the theoretical limit is 17,179,869,184 gigabytes = 16 exabytes, or 17 billion gigabytes.

Networking Support:

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Built-in Network Control allows you to load instruments on other machines controlled from your host computer. No more trips back and forth between computers, no more KVM switching when loading projects. No need to buy additional software.

All instruments listed in one browser:


Easy to use browser displays all of your instruments, and allows you to audition other collections before purchase. Access online server from the PLAY software, audition individual instruments in your track, and purchase the instruments 24/7. Load and audition other collections, and purchase at any time with an authorization code (or purchase codes from EASTWEST authorized resellers). Favorites section to group the instruments you use most. Preview your instrument of choice in an easy-to-use column viewer. Load instruments into one instance to take advantage of your sequencer's "instrument tracks", or many if you so desire. Interface automatically changes to display current instrument.

Security system:

Authorize purchased instruments easily, and audition other instruments before purchasing them using the iLok security system. Offers complete portability, take your plugin anywhere you want, use it on any computer. Easy to authorize and manage (up to 100 authorizations on one key).

Articulations:

Forget browsing through complicated patch names: pick the instrument and play. Turn on/off articulations as you wish. Articulations list also serves as reference for all expressions within the instrument (no need to look up key-switches in charts). Save your favorite configuration for quick retrieval.

Mic Mixer:

Control all mic positions for the orchestra, choirs, pianos, and other instruments with multiple mic positions with the built-in mic mixer. Now taken a step further, do it right in the patch. Load, unload, adjust, pan, mute mic positions as you wish. Pick your instrument, and PLAY.

Effects Engine:

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Powerful effects engine. SPACE CONTROL includes multiple impulse respon ses from halls, and the famous EASTWEST studios and live chambers. Smooth filters. Specialized effects for individual products includes the first Artificial Double Tracking (ADT) software available (included in the FAB FOUR virtual instrument).

Playback Engine:

High quality resampling engine. Advanced sample storage and streaming technology saves RAM, speeds up load times, reduces disk load, and saves hard drive space without reducing sample quality. PLAY back samples at 24-bit or 16-bit. Built from the ground up to create the most intuitive instruments possible. Allowed us to design instruments every step of the way without compromise. Support for future developments such as QControl, offering the ultimate in playability without requiring any additional performance tool or MIDI interpreter.

RTAS, AU, VST, Standalone, Intel Mac, PPC Mac, Windows (Vista and XP), 64-bit, 32-bit, multilingual:

Natively supported in all major hosts on all major operating systems - PLAY no matter what your platform. Standalone: PLAY as many instruments as your computer can handle in one application. Speaks your language - PLAY no matter what language you speak (major languages included).

Playa Aggro Electro Boom

Aggro Electro Boom is a virtual instrument plug-in designed for "fast and professional contemporary beat creation for hip hop and electronic music producers".

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Aggro's distinctive user interface allows effortless integration of MIDI keyboards and MPC pad controllers, bridging the gap between MPC style beat creation and the computer-based virtual instrument environment. Aggro includes more than four gigabytes of instruments designed for sonic and stylistic versatility, including "earth-shaking basses, blazing leads, trippy pads, slamming construction kits and more". All the sounds were recorded and programmed by SONiVOX's sound design team. Features:

Over 400 SONiVOX Instruments. 16 User Programmable and Assignable Pads For quick and easy MPC-style beat construction. Over 50 Pad layouts - Designed to get the producer going right away with its construction kit layouts, diatonic chord layouts, drum kits, as well as user definable layouts. User Definable Layouts Make original pad mappings and assign pads to MIDI keys using the "map" and "learn" modes. MIDI Learn/Save Function - Aggro ELectro Boom is instantly compatible with any MIDI controller. Independent Zone Tempo-Synched Variable Resolution Roll/Retrigger Mode - Tempo sync note repetitions and rolls to any pad. Onboard FX and Graphic Equalizer. Keys Mode For standard keyboard play/performance. User Editable Envelope Controls.

Playa- Hip hop Strings

Playa - Hip Hop Strings is designed to provide hip hop, r'n'b, and pop producers a fast and easy way to add professional, top quality strings to their productions. Its user interface affords

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effortless integration of MIDI keyboards and MPC pad controllers, bridging the gap between MPC style music creation and the computer-based virtual instrument environment. Playa Hip Hop Strings features eight gigabytes of instruments forged from the SONiVOX Symphonic String Collection, a library featuring top players from the world -renowned Boston Pops & Boston Ballet Orchestras, recorded and programmed by SONiVOX's sound design team. Designed for maximum sonic and stylistic versatility, every instrument, including the selection of pre-assembled multi-tempo/multi-key strings construction kits, has been crafted to yield the utmost in fidelity and performance. Features:

8 gigabytes of string content: Featuring some of Boston's most accomplished orchestral musicians. Over 200 string instrument patches and pad layouts. Large selection of loops with combined legato, staccato and pizzicato in all major and minor keys; each in 3 tempos. 16 user programmable and assignable pads for quick and easy MPC style beat construction. Over 50 pad layouts - Hip Hop Strings is designed to get the producer going right away with its construction kit layouts, diatonic chord layouts, and user programmable layouts. MIDI Learn & Save Function: Hip Hop Strings is instantly compatible with any MIDI controller. Independent Zone Tempo-Synced Variable Resolution Roll/Retrigger Mode. Onboard FX and Graphic Equalizer. Keys Mode for standard keyboard play/performance. User Editable Envelope & Filter Controls.

Playa HIP Hop Virtual Instruments

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Designed for quick and easy sequencing, beat construction, and hands-on remixing, Playa Hip Hop Virtual Instrument boasts an intuitive graphical user interface, as well as a professional grade high quality sound set. Playa's unique user interface bridges the gap between MPC style beat creation and the computer based virtual instrument environment. Playa allows users to interface their MIDI pad controllers and controller keyboards directly with the software. Producers will enjoy Playa's flexibility, allowing seamless integration with virtually all types of MIDI devices and sequencing environments. In addition to Playa's innovative user-interface structure, Playa is packed with a diverse and extensive set of instruments designed to deliver sonic and stylistic versatility, all recorded and programmed by SONiVOX's sound design team. Key features at a glance:

Over 400 SONiVOX Instruments Fat synths, basses, drums, leads, orchestral instruments, ethnic instruments, guitars, strings, brass and much more. 16 User Programmable and Assignable Pads For quick and easy MPC style beat construction. Over 50 Pad Presets Designed to get the producer going instantly with various construction kit layouts, diatonic chord mappings, arpeggios, chord progressions and motifs. User Definable Layouts Make original pad mappings and assign pads to MIDI keys using the "map" and "learn" modes. MIDI Functionality Playa is instantly compatible with any MIDI controller. Independent Zone Tempo-Synched Variable Resolution Roll/Retrigger Mode. Onboard FX and Graphic Equalizer. Keys Mode For standard keyboard play/performance. User Editable Envelope Controls.

Plectrum

Plectrum V2 comes to you as a 3-DVD set, and contains the Kontakt 2 Player engine along with the 12GB Plectrum sound library.

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Much more than a tool or content library, Plectrum is a creative work of instrument design. Gee created his instruments from sounds made by plucking, strumming, tapping, scraping, and flicking a range of stringed instruments and found objects. Collecting thousands of full length high resolution samples, he voiced and tuned the sounds into full-range, expressive keyboard instruments. Plectrum's interface presents these instruments in nine categories based on these sound sources: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Strummed Strings Struck Strings Plucked Strings String Harmonics Glass Ceramics Metals Found Objects Habitats.

Plectrum V2 Overview:

187 original instruments. 45 combination "Multis". Round robin playback, with multiple articulations under every key. Nine easy access categories. Fast instrument loading and selection. Fully multi-timbral, allowing custom split and layer "Multis". High performance audio engine, powered by Native Instruments Kontakt 2 Player (AU, VST, RTAS, and Standalone). Thousands of full length high resolution samples, voiced for making music.

PLP120

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Features:

1.5 GB of live percussive performances (3 CDs). Over 1000 - 4 bar loops. Over 400 files, breaks and single shots. All grooves will combine. Electronic & acoustic loops. Live-played world loops. Construction banks sorted in styles. Played by professional studio musicians. Recorded with high-quality equipment. For Dance, Pop & contemporary productions. Audio engine for quick adaptation. High-quality Time+Pitch Algorithms. All samples recorded at 120 BPM. Optimally adaptable from 90 to 150 BPM. Innovative 'Loopeye' for fast loop variations.

Plucked String

Coarse and fine parameters to adjust the pitch. Stereo mode, that triggers two voices and detunes them according to the fine tune parameter. 3-voice mode for extra phat sounds. Timbre and strength parameters to shape the basic sound from thin to thick, bright to dark etc. ADR controls to shape the amplitude envelope. Filter controls to adjust how quickly the high-frequency content of the signal decays, and where it starts. Supports pitch bend when played via MIDI keyboard. Vibrato.

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Pluggo
Pluggo consists of over 100 instrument & effect plugins (VST/MAS/AU/RTAS formats) including:

A six-voice sampler A sample-based drum module An analogue modeling synth with three oscillators, two LFO's, a multi -mode filter, and modulation matrix An analogue modeling bass synth A Theremin emulation An FM bell A granular synthesis module A seven-instrument analogue modeling drum synth A sequenced wavetable synth An additive synth A virtual tonewheel organ A patchable FM synth

Plugsound Pro

Plugsound Pro features the next generation UVI Engine, combining easy groove manipulation, presets managements and an 8 GB core library. Specifications:

New Hybrid UVI engine, managing instruments and grooves in the same interface. 8 Gb of sounds, including the complete award -winning Plugsound Box contents, plus additional classical instruments and loops. Universal compatibility Mac/PC. Expandable with new UVI Soundcards.

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Unlimited polyphony / low software latency. Easy selection with a smart integrated browser, including real -time preview for grooves. MIDI learn on most of the parameters, including speed control. 64 parts. Parts can be instruments, loops or phrases, with a freely assignable MIDI channel (create stacks and layers in seconds). 64 MIDI channels. Disk streaming for larger instruments. Multiple separate outputs. Expert mode to create complex stacks, layers, zone splits and key-switches performance, including instruments, loops and phrases. Multis are cross-platform & all host compatible. Sound Design-Shaping tools: envelopes, multi mode filters, LFOs, pitch. Complete professionals effects arsenal, with easy editing: delay, reverb , phaser, flanger, chorus, EQ, filter, drive, distortion, compressor...

Grooves features:

Direct sync to host: tempo & transport (user selectable). Real-time sync to the beat: loops are always in time. State-of-the-art real-time time-stretch algorithm. Latch mode to start and stop loops with a simple keystroke (perfect for LIVE application). Double/Half tempo with LED indicator. Sample/Slice Start for loops and phrases. Drag & Drop MIDI files of sliced loops into the sequencer. Drag & Drop Audio files from stretched or sliced loops into the sequencer's audio tracks. Import of REX files, Apple Loops, AIFF & WAV.

A series of Plugsound pro and MachFive 2 UVI Soundcard expansions are also planned, with prices ranging from 99 - 149. These will include:

Retro Organs Synth Anthology Xtreme FX Mayhem of loops Retro Keyboards Acoustic Pianos Jazzistic Vintage Drums Ircam Solo Instruments (UVI Soundcard Prestige) Museum of Percussions (UVI Soundcard Prestige)

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Plugsound Vol.1 : Keyboards

Sample based Acoustic and Electric keyboard instruments 3 128 MB Acoustic Pianos - Steinway D - Yamaha C7 Concert Grand - Honky Tonk Harpsichords Church Organ Several electric pianos and Wurlitzer electric piano Hohner Clavinet Hammond and other Organs PlugSound Engine Features :

32 bit processing High quality transposition algorythm Polyphony only limited by your CPU Sample amount and size only limited by computer MAS, VST 2.0 Mac/PC compatible Sample accurate timing Phase-locked when stereo Easy MIDI routing Mono legato mode Vital parameters settings: - Transpose : octave, semi tone, fine & pitch bend - Sound : attack, release, filter, Q & sensitivity

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Plugsound Vol 2 : Fretted

Sample based Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Bass, Double Bass, etc. PlugSound Engine Features :

32 bit processing High quality transposition algorythm Polyphony only limited by your CPU Sample amount and size only limited by computer MAS, VST 2.0 Mac/PC compatible Sample accurate timing Phase-locked when stereo Easy MIDI routing Mono legato mode Vital parameters settings: - Transpose : octave, semi tone, fine & pitch bend - Sound : attack, release, filter, Q & sensitivity

Plugsound Vol. 3 : Drums

Sample based

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Mostly acoustic drum kits, from Jazz to Rock, spring reverb to raw kits Also, TR808, TR909, CR-78, Akai XR10, etc. Uses extensive velocity switching PlugSound Engine Features :

32 bit processing High quality transposition algorythm Polyphony only limited by your CPU Sample amount and size only limited by computer MAS, VST 2.0 Mac/PC compatible Sample accurate timing Phase-locked when stereo Easy MIDI routing Mono legato mode Vital parameters settings: - Transpose : octave, semi tone, fine & pitch bend - Sound : attack, release, filter, Q & sensitivity

Plugsound Vol. 4 : HIP HOP Toolkit

Sample based Drum kits, basses, lead sounds, effects and some carefully selected breakbeats PlugSound Engine Features :

32 bit processing High quality transposition algorythm Polyphony only limited by your CPU Sample amount and size only limited by computer MAS, VST 2.0 Mac/PC compatible Sample accurate timing Phase-locked when stereo Easy MIDI routing

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Mono legato mode Vital parameters settings: - Transpose : octave, semi tone, fine & pitch bend - Sound : attack, release, filter, Q & sensitivity

Plugsound Vol. 5 : Synth

Sample based Synth collection including - Solina String Machine, ARP 2600, MiniMoog, CS-80, PPG, D50, DX7, VFX, T1, M1, WS, JD800, JP8000, Nord Lead, AN1x, Q, Nova, and more... PlugSound Engine Features :

32 bit processing High quality transposition algorythm Polyphony only limited by your CPU Sample amount and size only limited by computer MAS, VST 2.0 Mac/PC compatible Sample accurate timing Phase-locked when stereo Easy MIDI routing Mono legato mode Vital parameters settings: - Transpose : octave, semi tone, fine & pitch bend - Sound : attack, release, filter, Q & sensitivity

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Plugsound Vol 6 : Global

Sample based GM Module PlugSound Engine Features :

32 bit processing High quality transposition algorythm Polyphony only limited by your CPU Sample amount and size only limited by computer MAS, VST 2.0 Mac/PC compatible Sample accurate timing Phase-locked when stereo Easy MIDI routing Mono legato mode Vital parameters settings: - Transpose : octave, semi tone, fine & pitch bend - Sound : attack, release, filter, Q & sensitivity

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PMI Bsendorfer 290 Grand Piano

PMI Bsendorfer 290 Grand Piano is a Native Instruments Kompakt based plug-in sample library/sound module. Sample library features:

Up to 16 velocity layers. True release samples. True repedalling. Two different microphone positions (close and ambient) for ultimate ambience control. Comes with 28 programs (9 DRY programs, 9 WET programs (with and without true realtime repedalling), 3 Dry & Wet layered programs and several FX variations. Absolutely huge bass with a very focused pitch.

PoiZone

PoiZone is a subtractive synthesizer designed to bring you "professional quality results", without a learning curve that hinders your creativity. The concept behind PoiZone was to design

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a synthesizer that had the smallest number of controls while providing the maximum flexibility and features. Features:

2 oscillators that can produce the two most popular and useful shapes for subtractive synthesis: fat, bright Saw and Pulse shapes, with adjustable pulse width. Noise generator. Ring modulation. Sync modulation. 16 voices polyphony. 4 voice Unison with user-adjustable stereo panning and 'Octaver'. The Octave expands the harmonic range and flexibility of the unison sound to support the creation of realistic 'vox-like' effects. 2 ADSR envelope generators. One for traditional envelope duties, the other can be user assigned. 3 Filter modes - low pass, band pass and high pass. Capable of self oscillation. Special attention has been given to precise filter tuning so that when KEYTRK is set to maximum, the PoiZone filter will track keyboard frequency precisely so it can be used as an oscillator. The PoiZone filter has bright and clean sound or it can be 'grungy' and 'angry' when resonance is introduced as it features some light distortion. And even with distortion the filter sounds clean on high frequencies as it has no aliasing. Keyboard and Velocity tracking for the filter. Muti-mode Arpeggiator. Noise Gate with an adjustable 16 step pattern. The gate features smoothness control and the ability to import/export patterns to .fxp files. Delay effect, with tempo-synced click-free stereo delays and delay time modulation. Locut and hi-cut. Chorus with a warm sound with unison emulation. MIDI learn feature with the ability to save/load MIDI setups to/from a patch. LFO and Mod Wheel modulation. Can be assigned to a wide range of performance parameters in PoiZone.

Poly 850

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The Poly-850 started out as an emulation of a vintage synth, but went beyond that by adding a several improvements and new features over the original. Additionally, automation and a redesigned user interface with direct access to every pa rameter, make it much more user friendly and accessible, than the original unit. The concept of the Poly-850 is simple: 2 oscillators, one filter for all voices, 3 envelopes, a modulation generator and a chorus effect. What makes the Poly-850 special, is the unique sound of the oscillators, and the quality of the chorus effect. As a result, the Poly-850 is particularly great for warm backing sounds and atmospheric pad sounds, that fit nicely into the background of a mix. However you'll find all kind of o ther useful sounds in the preset banks as well.

Poly Ana

Poly-Ana is an Analog Model Polyphonic Synthesizer. Poly-Ana's voice architecture is a combination of the best features of the famous analog classics plus several new features for a total of 185 controls - see the feature list below. The GUI design aims to put every parameter just a single click away, with large, easy to grab knobs and switches that behave like the real-world items - there are no hidden drill-down menus so each and every control is prominently displayed where you can see it. Features:

Maximum 12 note polyphony featuring unison, voice detune and a unique poly -unison mode.

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Three oscillators per voice. Two filters per voice: 12/24 dB/Oct, LPF/HPF, can be run in parallel or in series allowing for additional multi-mode capability. Filter Resonance Modulation. Stereo signal path throughout the voice. Poly-Ana produces dramatic stereo effects without using any tacked-on delay or chorus effects. All voice parameters always visible and accessible with a single click. GUI controls that work like the real-world items, like automatic knob detents and singleclick toggles. Unique modulation routing scheme: All the power of modular without the tedious complications of using patch cables or a modulation matrix. Waveform "morphing" creates smooth transitions between oscillator waveforms beyond simple cross-fading. Waveform Mod automatically morphs oscillator waveforms. PWM for all oscillator waveforms. Noise Sync: Oscillators can sync to noise source as well as normal pitched tones. Two LFOs per voice with retriggering. Allows separate phase for each voice's LFOs. Full Host-Sync for LFOs with adjustable phase offset. Three ADSR envelopes per voice with adjustable curves. Two Modulation Mixers allow for complex combinations of modulation sources. Unique, oversampled voice engine. Quality control lets you reduce Poly-Ana's CPU power requirements while recording performances.

Polysix

Part of the Korg Legacy Collection, the whole package includes: MS-20, Polysix, Wavestation & Legacy Cell instrument plugins and 20 effect plugins (including an MS -20 filter) plus a USB MIDI Controller keyboard in the style of an MS -20, Patch Cable for MS-20 Controller x 10, USB Cable and an Owner's Manual. All software is optimized for the Apple G4 Velocity Engine and Intel Pentium 4 SSE2 to obtain maximum performance.

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Details Polysix synthesizer features:


Emulation of the Korg Polysix featuring CMT (Component Modeling Technology). 32 notes polyphonic (CPU dependant). Unison : user-specifiable number of voices (1-16), Detune, Spread. External modulation: o Source (Velocity/KBD Track/Pressure/Pitch Bend/Modulation/Breath/CC#16/CC#17). o External Modulation 1 (VCO PULSE WIDTH, VCF FREQUENCY, VCA GAIN, MG LEVEL). o External Modulation 2 (VCO PULSE WIDTH, VCF FREQUENCY, VCA GAIN, MG LEVEL). TEMPO - MG Sync. TEMPO - Arpeggiator Sync. 32 sound templates included. Micro tuning. Operates as stand-alone or VST/AU plug-in instrument.

Legacy Cell synthesizer features:

Can load one of five combinations of the MS-20 and Polysix synths (MS-20 + Polysix, 2 x MS-20, 2 x Polysix, 1 x MS-20, or 1 x Polysix) plus two insert effects and two master effects - all as a single software synthesizer that delivers powerful new sounds and textures. Combination Parameter: - Key/ Velocity zone - Velocity Curve - Key Transpose - MIDI Filter (Control Change, Channel Pressure) on Synth 1 / 2 Insert effect x 2 (19 types - see below) Master effect x 2 (19 types - see below) Mixer - Synth output x 2 - Master Effect output x 2 - Master output MIDI Controller - Encoder x 8 - Fader x 8 - Parameter/Value Indication x 16 - CC#/ Parameter assign learn function MIDI keyboard - 88 key - Pitch Bend Wheel Modulation Wheel equipped 256 performance sounds included Operates as stand-alone or VST/AU plug-in instrument

Insert/Master Effect Type: 19 types

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DynaCompressor Compressor Multi Band Limiter Mastering Limiter OverDrive/Hi.Gain+Wah 4 Band EQ Exciter/Enhancer Talking Modulator Decimator Flanger Phaser Polysix Ensemble MultiTap Chorus/Delay Stereo/Cross Delay LCR BPM Delay Reverb Hall Reverb Smooth Hall Reverb Wet Plate Reverb Dry Plate

MS-20FX:

Same as MS-20 software synthesizer specifications. Two-channel input (mono mix after input). Two-channel output. VST/AU plug-in effects are supported.

MDE-X:

Effect types: 19 types (same as effect types of Legacy Cell). Dynamic modulation is supported. Two-channel input. Two-channel output (for mono-input effects, one channel is passed through to the output). 128 effect programs included. VST/AU plug-in effects are supported.

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Pop Music

Pop Music is an Elastik Player-based sound library that offers music creators access to an extensive pop production workstation, featuring essential tools that make it easier than ever to assemble and fuse polished grooves. Pop Music assets include Pop music arrangements, hundreds of loops and samples inspired by modern and classic Pop trends. An all new construction kit experience which offers 13 complete songs, with styles ranging from slow ballads up to fast rocking pop songs. Contents: A deeper probe into Pop Music's 3.6 GB Sample Library finds more than 1000 sample loops of cleanly engineered recordings of vital instruments. All the core sounds needed for Pop are available, including: full drum kits, acoustic guitars, amped guitars, strings/pads, acoustic pianos, e-pianos, percussions, smooth bass-lines, flutes, Rhodes, synthesizers and much more. All samples are labeled with their key signature and tempo and include Elastik standards for organization and integration. Structure: Each construction kit is grouped into several subfolders:

Intro/Outro: Here you can find the matching intro/outro track for the complete song. Verse: Consists of the verse theme with all its single tracks. Pre Chorus: Within this folder you will find a pre chorus which connects the verse and the chorus. Chorus: Includes the main theme, with all its sounds and phrases. C-Part: A part in the song that works as a variation to keep things stimulating. Drum Shots: The single-shots are gathered in this folder, making it easy to find all percussive sounds used to make additional drumming and percussive rhythms.

Workflow: The given structure and features like key signature and tempo information, makes it as easy as possible to find a song or groove that will match your tracking needs and goals. Additionally the Elastik Player offers you a lot of DSP functions to adjust the songs to further fit your productions / creations.

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Credits: Ueberschall's Pop Music was created by Marc Steinmeier and Peter Jordan, a team which has worked, produced or remixed for well known artists such as Alicia Keys, George Clinton, Kool and the Gang to name a few.

Poseidon

At first sight Poseidon looks like a simple structured analog "Oscillator-Filter" synthesizer with all controls visible at once. This gives Poseidon ease-of-use with almost no learning curve. The real power is working under the hood: The oscillator is nothing less than the spectral modelling sound generator of VirSyn's CUBE synthesizer and the variable slope Filter is a completely new design based on VirSyn's unique F-domain synthesis. Features:

Spectral modelling oscillator o 512 oscillators o Harmonic/inharmonic spectra o Arbitrary noise spectra o 8 times unisono mode Time machine o Free control over temporal evolution of sound. o Modulatable time stretching/compression. o Time freeze. Timbre control o Natural Brightness control. o Balance partial spectrum and residual noise. o Frequency stretching. o Amplitude/Frequency blur filter. F-Domain Filter o Lowpass / Highpass / comb / Anti-resonance. o Unique design with resonance and bandwidth.

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Spatializer o Independent moving stereo position of each partial. Resynthesis o AIFF/WAV sample import. o Sine spectrum. o Residual spectrum. Effects o Chorus/Phaser/Flanger. o Distortion. o Echo/Delay. o Reverb. Arpeggiator Scala compatible Microtuning MIDI learn function

PPG Wave 2.V

PPG Wave 2.V is the reincarnation of a cult, which started back in 1982. The Wave 2 series was the first digital wavetable synthesizer with analog filters, heralding a revolution in both sound and concept. The Wave's most interesting feature was its ability to sweep through 64 waveforms in what PPG called a wavetable. Almost 2000 waveforms were available within the Wave's 32 internal wavetables. The result of this wavetable technology is that the PPG instrument has a much broader palette and more animated sound than typical analog synthesizers of the early 80's, which tended to have only a few static waveforms such as sawtooth, pulse, or triangle. The PPG sound was very unique and identifiable. Features:

8 part multi-timbral. 32 wavetables with 64 different waveforms each. 2 oscillators per voice. Low-pass filter with Emphasis. 1 LFO.

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3 envelopes (2 ADSR, 1 AD). Velocity and Aftertouch sensitivity. Graphical interface for envelope generators and Cutoff/Emphasis. Number of voices depending solely on CPU power. Real-time MIDI control and automation of all parameters.

Predator

Predator includes powerful features such as Preset Morphing, Intelligent Preset Variation, MIDI and Synth Controllable FX, Unison Detune, Chord Memory and a versatile Arpeggiator. Preset banks include: Hip Hop (NY, Club, DirtySouth and Gfunk), Jump, hardcore, breakbeat, various trance styles, DnB banks and more... It also includes PredatorFX, allowing you to use the filters, modulations, effects and vocoder as an FX plug-in within your music host. Features:

Oscillators section: o 3 Oscillators with 128 waves included Analogue, Additive and Spectral type of waveforms plus pink & white noise generators. o Oscillator waveform Symmetry control for each oscillator. o Free running option for each oscillator and Oscillator Syncing of oscillator 2 or 3 to oscillator 1. o Extended semitone range going from -48 semitones up to +48 semitones. o Separate octave control and fine-tuning. o Keyboard tracking on/off for each oscillator. o Each Oscillator offers Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) using an independent LFO for each oscillator with individual speed and amount controls. o FM and Ring modulation modes for Oscillator 2 and 3. o Each oscillator has a PWM square wave Sub-oscillator. o Spread function for detuned multiple oscillator sound within one Oscillator. o Volume control for each oscillator and output on/off for Oscillator 1 and 2.

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Overall Pitch modulation section: o Tempo sync-able global Pitch LFO. You can set the amount and also which wave is used for this LFO. o Pitch bend with separate settings for up and down pitch-bends. Filter section: o Main filter is an analogue modelled stereo Multimode Filter, offering 6dB LowPass and HighPass, 12dB, 18dB and 24dB LowPass and HighPass, 12dB and 24dB BandPass, 12dB and 24dB Notch and Comb Filter. o Pre-filtering distortion with smooth or edgy mode option. o Easy Filter control by pre-defined Cutoff Frequency modulation controllers: Envelope, Velocity, Key-tracking, LFO and Modulation Wheel. o Build in Filter Envelope with Attack, Decay, Sustain, Fade and Release. o Build in Filter LFO with various waveforms, modulation amount control and tempo sync option with speed settings between 16/1 and 1/32t. o LFO Poly, free or mono mode options. Filter2 section o Additional Filter with cutoff control offering 6dB, 12dB and 24dB LowPass or HighPass setting. Amp section: o Build in Amp/Volume Envelope with Attack, Decay, Sustain, Fade and Release. o Volume control. o Velocity> Volume amount. o Panning control. Free modulation section: Free Envelopes o 2 Envelopes with Attack, Decay Sustain, Fade and Release. o Option to control the Envelopes times using "velocity" or "key played". o Modulation Amount Envelope 1&2 and amount control for Envelope 1. o 44 modulation destinations. Free LFOs
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2 LFO's with various waveforms. Tempo sync option with speed settings between 16/1 and 1/32t. Poly, free or mono mode options. Modulation Amount LFO 1&2 and amount control for LFO 1. 44 modulation destinations.

Free Modulation Matrix


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4 free modulation routings. 28 modulation sources. 44 modulation destinations. Secondary modulation source & control.

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Play modes section: o Poly / Mono / Mono2 / Legato / Arp / Unison2 / Unison4 / Unsion6 synthesizer play modes. o Portamento featuring constant rate/constant time or held(legato) constant rate/constant time. o Unison detune amount, if Predator is in Unison2, Unison4 or Unsion6 mode. o 8 note Chord memory, saved within the preset. o Demo C3 button to preview sounds. Arpeggiator section: o 16 step arpeggiator, which can be used as a step sequencer or as modulation source. o Arpeggiator patterns can be 1-16 steps long. o Speed setting of 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 3/2, 2, 3 and 4x BPM. o Up, down, up/down, down/up, random, ordered, reverse ordered, ordered up/down, ordered down/up, chord and modulation mode. o 1-4 octaves settings. o Overall step length. o Swing amount. o Slide amount for sliding steps. o Velocity control knob which mixes between keyboard (MIDI) velocity input and the steps velocity settings. o Each step has on/off, Tie, Slide, Tune, Velocity and Free row. o Tie modes normal or special which allows Slide, Tune, Velocity and Free settings inside a step if that step is set to Tie. o Arpeggiator Latch which can be controlled by the MIDI sustain pedal. o You can load, save, copy, paste and reset arpeggiator patterns, so you can reuse them in different presets. Advance section: o Adjustable Analogness setting to simulate the instability of vintage analog ue synthesizers. o Global Tuning. o Attack Shape. This changes the curvature of Predator's envelopes attack stage. From exponential to linear to logarithmic. o Decay/Release Shape. This Changes the curvature of Predator's envelopes decay and release stages. From exponential to linear to logarithmic. o Velocity Shape. Changes Predator's velocity curvature. From exponential to linear to logarithmic. o Over-sampling mode: Sets the over-sampling from 1x / 2x / 4x / 8x / 16x. o Over-sampling filter on/off: optional post-over-sampling lowpass filter. o Audio input selector >FX or >Filter (PredatorFX only). o Audio input gain control (PredatorFX only). o Synth Amp Hold on/off. Turn off the PredatorFX's Amp envelope and so the sound plays without changing volume. (PredatorFX onl y). o All advance settings are saved within each individual preset.

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External controller hardware (fader-box or synth) settings can be saved and restored. Overall: o 16-voice polyphony. o Parameter read-out field at lower right corner. o Help function for most controls. FX section: o HQ effects blocks in serial mode. o Available effects: Mono Delay, Stereo Delay, Comb, Reverb, Chorus, Chorus/Delay, Flanger, Phaser, Wah/Delay, Distortion, Low Fi, Amp Simulator with 5 models, Waveshaper, Stereo Widener, Autopan, Gator, Vocoder, FX multifilter, 5 Band Equalizer, Compressor and Ensemble. o Midi tempo based settings in most effects. o 2 FX modulation sources for connecting MIDI or synth controls to FX parameters. Preset section: o Uses sound banks composed of 128 presets. o Preset handling with copy, paste, clear and compare function. o All settings included the Advance panel settings are stored inside each preset. o Presets are stored in clear categories. o Four 'Preset variation' buttons with amount control of the variation. o Preset morphing with amount control to morph between two presets within the selected bank.
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Pro SoloVst

Pro SoloVst is an emulation of the ARP Pro Soloist monophonic analog synthesizer from the early 1970s. Pro SoloVst's sound engine is a software emulation of the analog circuits implemented inside the original instrument: VCO, resonators, filters, VCF, VCA and analog effects. It offers a set of 30 voices corresponding to the presets of the original synthesizer.

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Pro- 53

Features:

Fashioned after the vintage cult synths of the 80's. 2 oscillators per voice. Choice of pulse, triangle and saw-tooth waveforms. Oscillator detune and synchronization. 24dB low-pass filter with resonance and self oscillation, additional high-pass filter mode. ADSR envelopes for amplitude and filter, invertible filter envelope. Low Frequency Oscillator with numerous modulation options, LFO-envelope retrigger function. Theoretically unlimited number of voices (depending on CPU power). 512 freely programmable preset memory slots. 576 selected classic and modern analog sounds preprogrammed, 64 sounds by vintage synth legend John Bowen, and 64 newly programmed presets. Velocity sensitivity (optional). Real-time MIDI control and automation of all parameters, MIDI learn. Two operating modes: analog warmth or digital accuracy. Amount of analog inaccuracies freely adjustable. Effects unit for chorus, flanging and echo, MIDI-syncable. Input for external audio signals. Fully compatible with Prophet-5 MIDI-SysEx program data.

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Prophet V

Prophet V is a hybrid of two synthesizers that changed the face of music during the '70s and '80s - the warmth of the Prophet 5, one of the first programmable polyphonic analog synths, meets the digital textures of the Prophet VS in this new plug-in. The Prophet V allows you to mix digital sounds with analog. Play the Prophet 5 and the Prophet VS either simultaneously or separate. Deepen and round the sounds designing a sound palette unique to your style of creation, or stick with the sounds you have come to know and love. Features

Compatibility with the Presets of the original synthesizers. No aliasing from 0.1Hz to 16kHz. Calculated precision: 64 bits. Sample Frequency: until 96 kHz. More than 400 presets. 2 analog oscillators for the Prophet 5. 4 wavetables oscillators for the Prophet VS. Capacity to synchronize Osc2 on Osc1 for the Prophet VS. 1 Mixer with joystick and automation envelope for mixing the 4 oscillators of the Prophet VS. 1 resonating low pass filter for the Prophet 5. 1 multi-mode resonant filter for the Prophet 5. 3 LFOs that can be synchronized with the tempo of the host sequencer. 5 envelopes: 2 ADSR; 3 5 point envelopes. 1 Modulation matrix. 1 Audio Matrix. 1 Chorus. 1 Stereo Delay with MIDI synchronization. Polyphony of 2 to 32 voices with the unison possibility. Audio quality and purity as in the original Prophet 5 and VS.

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Pure Fire

Pure Fire - "Blazin' Beats for the next Level", is an Elastik-Player-based sample library equipped with 20 construction kits based on "minimalist influences with a blast of artificial texture overload". Each kit includes intro / outro, verses and refrains. 900 loops are bundled for "excessive alternative personalization options". From unconventional electronica up to epic classical string and choral parts rolling over uptempo and half-time beats, Pure Fire offers everything needed to "scorch your mixes and push your productions potential to the peak". Pure Fire contains a robust range of Urban grooves. Drum grooves also supply separated kit layers (bassdrum, snare, hihat) and countless single sounds. Instruments covered include:

Analogue and Digi Synth licks Extra Wide Bass lines Hybrid Guitars (Clean+DIST) Percussion (World and Kit) Strings (Classical and Synthetic) Choir Horns Atmospheres and Special Fx

Summary

1.5 GB 20 Construction Kits 900 Loops and Samples Elastik Soundbank.

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Purity

Feature Summary 16-part multi-instrument with GM Support


Channel link function allows patch layering. Key/velocity range for splitting sound zone. General MIDI normal/rhythm sound and control support. 2 modes designed for each channel purpose - Melody/Drum.

Integrated Mixer

Realtime audio level meters. Priority mode for arranging patches. 2 stereo output buses - main/sub. 2 stereo send-return effect buses - chorus/reverb. Channel copy/paste/swap function. Up to 1024-voice global polyphony (64 per channel).

Integrated Pattern Sequencer


Innovative structure for melody and drum. Up to 64 steps with 5 lanes. Rate time option with triplet. Swing option to vary time rate. Latch function for background pattern.

Preset Browser

Fast patch change on-the-fly during live performance. Over 1300 factory sound presets (over 200 phrases and loops).

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5-color patch recognition. Computer keyboard support.

24 types of Insert Effect


Filters and EQ. Compressors, overdrive and distortions. Bit crusher, noise generator and stereo image. Chorus, flanger, phaser and wah-wah. Tremolo and auto-pan. Delays and reverbs.

Easy-to-use Edit Panel


Full-featured edit without paging. Ergonomic placement and design. Graphic envelope.

Integrated MIDI Keyboard


Position-to-velocity-sensitive 88-key. 2 wheels - Pitch Bend / Modulation.

Global Setup

Options for system resources. Options to identify user interface.

quadraSID

Features:

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Up to four independent SIDs can be emulated with a single SID plug -in. Each SID has three independent oscillators and a fourth "Galway-noise" channel. Lofi, Normal and Hifi render modes. Chip-Model selector per chip (6581 / 8580). The SID emulation has been enhanced so each oscillator can have its own volume. Built-in arpeggiator for each oscillator. Four LFOs, four envelopes and four "functions" for each oscillator. Programmable wavetables for each oscillator. Three play modes: Mono, Poly & Multi-timbral. Nearly every parameter can be modulated by MIDI or other internal modulators. Velocity sensitive Virtual-keyboard can be toggled on/off. Beta-tested by Chris Hlsbeck, the C-64 SID guru. Very low CPU consumption.

Quantum Leap Forbidden Planet

Quantum Leap Forbidden Planet is a sample-based synth collection of more than 1,000 presets which allows users to combine, morph, process and modulate sample -based sounds in any way they desire. Geared towards film, TV and game composers as well as hard-driving electronica, gothic punk, industrial and ambient composers, Forbidden Planet will "wow" composers with sounds that jump out of their speakers, and ease-of-use that will quickly make it an industry favorite. Forbidden Planet gives users the best of both the analog and digital worlds. The collection offers more than 1000 presets that are based on sampled analog waves, modulators and sampled filters recorded through a custom Neve 8078 console and vintage Fairchild 670 compressors. For added variety and flexibility, Forbidden Planet offers parallel programs using the unprocessed analog waves and all of the digital filters, modulators and fx. Additional presets are provided by Troels Folmann and other leading sound designers .

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Using the collection's new convolution technology, Q-Fusion, users can create unique sonic combinations such as a very detailed electric cello that is modulated by an electrical disturbance or a theremin that morphs into an ethnic vocalist. Forbidden Pl anet also features Riptide, a cutting-edge wave sequencer that incorporates real acoustic waveforms, unusual custom sound design elements, as well as sampled analog waveforms. The 3 -dimensional audio image can be controlled using the collection's Q-Space function. Musicians can expand their sound options by selecting the type of analog filter model used. The collection also provides users with a comprehensive set of built-in multi-effects including the new "Dj Vu" effects processor. "Dj Vu" is a self-contained multi-fx sampling engine that gives musicians access to imaginative, sampled fx chains such as demonic effects and processors like tuned feedback, ring modulation and dozens of psychotic effects. To control rhythmic, glitched and melodic waveforms, Forbidden Planet also comes equipped with an industry leading time and pitch machin

Quantum Leap Goliath

Quantum Leap Goliath encompasses the entire Colossus collection plus 8 Gigabytes of new content. With Goliath, users will now have more than 180 hig h-quality instruments and more than 600 patches including drums and percussion, guitars, basses, acoustic and electric pianos, keyboards and mallets, pop brass, orchestral instruments, choirs and vocals, ethnic instruments, new age ensembles, morphing atmospheres, synth basses, synth leads, and synth pads - all at their disposal. As part of the additional content, Goliath features the full collections of sounds from the EW/PMI Bsendorfer 290 Piano collection.

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Quantum Leap Gypsy

Quantum Leap Gypsy is a collection of detailed virtual instruments capable of playing completely realistic performances. This product is mostly intended for film, tv and game composers. The nylon string guitar, violin and trombone can play in both gypsy and classical styles. The violin and trombone feature many articulations, repetitions and even true legato intervals. All of the guitars were sampled with up and down strokes, many velocities and picking styles, release trails, chords and effects. The accordions feature many different setups, all with air flow in and out samples as well as expressive samples, chords and left hand bass. Gypsy also has a gypsy percussion program and two flamenco dancers foot stomps as well as traditional castanets. Quick facts:

Approximately 8 Gb. Solo instruments with unprecedented detail. Violin (true legato intervals) classical and gypsy style. Classical Guitar. Flamenco Guitar. Django Style Guitar. Spanish Steel String Guitar. Campana Accordion. Silvestri Accordion. Excelsior Accordion. Trombone (true legato intervals) classical and gypsy style. Flamenco Dancer. Gypsy percussion.

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Quantum Leap Ministry of Rock

Quantum Leap Ministry Of Rock is a huge 18 Gb collection of Rock Drums, Basses and Guitars recorded in the famous East West Studio 2. Ministry Of Rock is a modern day rock toolkit that covers a myriad of styles. It features sounds used in today's music and the entire library was created with one goal in mind: to create a virtual instrument capable of producing sounds that could actually pro duce a hit record or film score without any live drum, bass or guitar overdubs. Articulations and programming was all reverse engineered from actual performances. Special Features:

Legato Bass and Guitar Samples. Legato and Staccato Repetitions. Playable rhythm guitars and leads, clean and distorted. Release samples. Guitars and basses recorded in dual amp configurations and software allows user to choose amp, or mix the sound from both amps. Dynamic bass that can play everything from ballads to the most hardcore music imaginable. Round robin bass drums, snares, toms and hats. performance drum hits extracted from live playing. The world famous studio 2 rock drum sound featured on countless gold records. Drumkits are also optimized for use with Roland VDrums.

Instruments Drumkits:

Octaplus (9 Toms). Ayotte.

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Ludwig. Gretch (the actual kit used to make Metallica's Black record).

Basses (All recorded thru an Ampeg SVT rig and an Ashdown rig):

Fender P-Bass Custom. Fender 5 String. Specter and Kubiki basses.

Guitars (All recorded thru Marshall, Fender, Bogner, Vox and Budda amps):

Fender Telecaster. Fender Stratocaster. Gibson Les Paul. Ibanez Universe 7. PRS guitars.

Quantum Leap Pianos

Quantum Leap Pianos is a detailed collection of the world's finest grand pianos, recorded in EastWest Studios with 3 mic positions for each piano. Pianos:

Bechstein D-280 Concert Grand Piano - close mics engineered by KEN SCOTT (Elton John/Supertramp/David Bowie/Beatles). Steinway D Concert Grand Piano. Bsendorfer 290 Concert Grand Piano. Yamaha C7 Grand Piano.

Quick Facts:

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150 Gb of content at 24-bit/44.1k quality. Sample management system offers 50% more efficiency compared to other piano collections. Load any piano or mic position. 3 positions are included per piano for maximum flexibility. 10-16 velocities per note (and again in soft pedal, sustain pedal, and soft sustain). 16 velocity staccato on every piano. Repetition samples taken from 180 BPM performances for a true repetition sound and not simply an alternate take. Software detects true repetitions. Resonance - pedal resonance recorded for every note at multiple velocities, as well as with the soft pedal down. Proprietary resonance captured on the Bsendorfer. True multi-velocity soft pedal samples with and without sustain pedal. Release samples with software envelope follower. Articulations on each piano include: o pedal resonance o staccato o soft pedal o sustain o repetitions Recorded in a proper piano environment with vintage Neumann microphones, Meitner AD converters and a vintage 8078 Neve console. Stereo swap possible in software. Mic position mixing in software. Lid position simulation. Articulation matrix for quick and straightforward loading. Powerful streaming engine with high polyphony counts.

Quantum Leap RA

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Quantum Leap RA - PLAY Edition provides composers with access to a variety of rare and unique instruments from Africa, Europe, India, the Americas and Australia, the Far East, and the Middle East and Turkish Empires. According to EastWest, Musicians will find that RA has an "amazing" sound quality and they'll "marvel" at the articulation of each instrument which has a wide range that goes from controlled to expressive. All of the instruments and ensembles featured in the collection were sampled extensively as a means of preserving the true character and expression of each instrument. Details (by Nick Phoenix - Producer) In ancient Egypt, RA was regarded as the creator of everything, the god of the sun. RA is usually represented with the body of a man and the head of a hawk, holding an ankh & sceptre. The chief location of RA worship was Heliopolis (a Greek word meaning city of the sun). RA is an appropriate name for the largest, and most comprehensive rare and ethnic virtual instrument ever made. RA was born a few years ago, as a sample library called "Rare Instruments." All of the sounds from Rare Instruments are included in RA, but this only represents approximately one -tenth of the content. The other ninety percent of RA was recorded at Ocean Way studios in Hollywoo d. Because of the size and complexity of the project, I brought in two talented producers, Pacemaker and Tony Austin to co-produce RA with me. They have worked on some other Quantum Leap projects and had some great ideas for RA. We spent time hunting down the best ethnic artists on the West Coast. Los Angeles is so ethnically diverse and blessed with excellent institutions like Cal Arts, it is actually the ideal place to record a rare and ethnic collection. You will find RA has amazing sound quality. This is the famous Ocean Way sound: an amazing collection of vintage mics and a custom API console. RA was captured with a phase accurate 8mic setup that gives a complete 3 dimensional image of the instrument. It is this type of sound that takes to artificial or sampled reverb extremely well. The sound is clear and broad. Mics used were Neumann U67 (U47s as alternates), Neuman M50, AKG C12 and Shoepps. Another cool aspect of this virtual instrument is the fact that we recorded ethnic ensembles. This was done with African drums, bagpipes, gamelan and a Middle Eastern string section. The sound of these ensembles cannot be realistically simulated by layering solo instruments. RA was a very expensive project, but well worth the cost. A lot of thought went into select ing instruments that would appeal to composers of all types, from dance music, to film. You might want to put the middle eastern string section in your next pop tune, or the hardanger fiddle in a sweeping romantic score ala LOTR. You might also be surprised at how little percussion is included in this giant ethnic collection. The reason is, we already covered much of this in Quantum Leap Stormdrum. Stormdrum is the ideal companion to RA. The percussion in RA compliments Stormdrum perfectly.

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You can have a lot of fun with RA. The possibilities are simply endless, especially when you mix the sounds of different cultures together. Load up the middle eastern string section, apply an Indian or Egyptian tuning from the micro-tuning presets and play octaves. Make a really cool groove with the didgeridoo fx and the Vietnamese jaw harp. Take a classical filmscore piece and replace all of the instruments with their ethnic counterparts: strings with middle eastern string section, solo violin or cello with electric baritone violin, hardanger fiddle or erhu, french horn with alpenhorn, flute with dizi, oboe with duduk, percussion with taikos and African percussion, harp with kora, trombones with rag dung etc. etc.... Or perhaps try the hurdy gurdy, hardanger fiddle, washburn guitar, mandolin and the dizi and make an interesting folk ensemble or the gamelan ensemble with the ney flute, duduk and esraj. And don't forget the reverb!

Quantum Leap SD2 The Next Generation

Quantum Leap SD2 The Next Generation is the sequel to Stormdrum. SD2 The Next Generation is a 10 Gb collection of multi-sampled acoustic percussion instruments. All recorded with vintage Neumann microphones in the famous East West Studio 1. Instruments:

Tibetan, Indian and Chinese Bells and Gongs. Indonesian Hand Drums. Anklung. Udu. Chinese Bowl Drums. 5 ft. O Daiko. Earthquake Ensemble. Sound Design Percussion. Devil Chasers. Whale Drum. Giant Log Drums. and the biggest floor tom on earth, specifically built for this project by Remo.

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SD2 The Next Generation also features typical drums like congas and bongos.

Quantum Leap Silk

Quantum Leap Silk features a collection of historic and unique string and woodwind instruments from China, Persia and India. All instruments featured in Silk are multi-sampled with extreme attention to detail, offering the maximum in expression. Quantum Leap Silk contains extensive articulations, interval sampling (where appropriate), round robin (alternate samples) and phrases to give the feeling of smooth effortless performance like silk. Each musician recorded for Silk is a master of his instrument, providing the best and most accurate sound available. Silk also allows users to adapt the instruments using dozens of useful micro tunings in the key of their choice. Some of the instruments featured in Silk include:

CHINA: erhu, zhonghu, gaohu, pipa, guzheng, yangqin, sheng, suona low, suona high, dizi low, dizi hi, xiao and bawu. PERSIA: electric cello, kemenche, nay, duduk, tar, qanun and 30 piece string section. INDIA: dilruba, sarod, tanpura and bansuri.

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Quantum Leap Voices Of Passion

Quantum Leap Voices Of Passion is a virtual instrument of Female Vocalists from Wales, Syria, India, Bulgaria and America. Ethereal, Passionate, Flowing, Mysterious, Wailing and Whispering vocals for Film, TV and Game composers as well as Songwriters, New Age Artists and Zen Horticulturists. Altos and Sopranos. Voices Of Passion features five female artists singing vowels, words, morphing vowels, effects, phrases, calls, whispers and breath noises. It features true legato intervals. The Middle Eastern and Indian phrases are presented in a construction kit format allowing users to create very long consistent performances. Facts:

Approximately 8 Gb of vocals. Female Vocalists from Wales, Syria, India, Bulgaria and America. All singers recorded with great attention paid towards pitch. Oo, oh and ah true legato intervals. Over 1000 ethnic phrases. Phrase generator for Welsh vocals. Expressive samples, non vibrato, delayed vibrato. Ethereal style, breathy vocals. New Age vocal performances, staccato and swells.

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Rapture

Rapture is described as "the ultimate wavetable synthesizer for igniting the sounds of today's pop, dance, and electronic music". It combines an advanced modulation system with an nonaliasing wavetable resampling engine. Feature Highlights:

Wavetable synthesizer with "cutting edge" sound manipulation capabilities, well suited for electronica-related music styles. Non-aliasing resampling engine. Over 500 sound programs. Six fully-programmable, stereo sound-generating Elements. Multi-waveform Oscillators with ring modulation. Two 16-mode filters per oscillator with LoFi and Drive. Over 40 Envelope Generators, LFOs, and Step Generators. Comprehensive MIDI Modulation Matrix. Mix and modulate all Elements through global FX and dynamic Step Generator. Graphical envelope generators and LFOs for ease of use. Expandable with native support for SFZ sample formats.

Rapture offers comprehensive sound design capabilities with patches that blend up to six different Elements. Out of the box you get a collection of over 500 programs including Basses, Leads, Pads, Arpeggios, Textures, Electronic Percussion and Sequences. At the heart of Rapture's six-part sound engine are powerful, multi-mode wavetable oscillators. These wavetables provide a virtually endless array of sonic possibilities, plus you can multiply each oscillator up to 9 times across the stereo field with controlled detuning. Rapture's high resolution anti-aliasing rendering engine ensures that every note of every voice will be pure and vibrant.

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Rapture offers over 40 Envelope Generators, LFOs, and Step Generators per patch. These Step Generators breathe life into your sound, allowing for dramatic trance gate effects and percussive rhythms. With graphical step sequencing of sound parameters, Rapture provides a modern extension to traditional envelopes and LFOs, allowing you creative control of Pitch, Filters Amplitude, and other parameters. Rapture's global and per-Element FX stages provide the finishing touches to your sounds. In the Global FX Stage Rapture offers 3 multi effect units with 9 Delay and 3 Chorus types, 3 Parametric EQs, and a dynamic Step Generator for volume with independent L/R control. The per-Element FX stages offer the multi-effect units and EQs mentioned above, plus two 16-mode filters per oscillator with LoFi and a 5-mode Overdrive section for additional control. A comprehensive MIDI Control Matrix provides for extensive MIDI controllers mapping of all of Rapture's functions, with the added sensitivity over modulation depth and smoothness control. An X-Y pad lets you assign multiple Rapture parameters to X and Y axes, allowing you to intuitively glide between various parameter levels with ease.

Ravity (R)

Ravity(R) is a Rhythm/Drum sound module. Specification:


Based on PCM Synthesizer Module. 68 ready-to-use presets (expandable). Large preset browser (keyboard support) / Expandable easy editing GUI (hot-key support). NAVI engine : Extremely low CPU load / 32bit sound processing. HLMS : Hyper Layered MIDI assign System for real-time performance and sound editing. FOEM : Fully Optimized embedded Effecting Module (24 types of algorithm). 16 assignable pads/layers / 6 individual stereo outputs. Imports external Wave files(*.wav). (any sample rate, 8/16/24/32bit, mono/stereo).

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Ravity (S)

Ravity(S) is Synth sound module. Specification:


Based on PCM Synthesizer Module. 447 ready-to-use presets (expandable). Large preset browser (keyboard support) / Expandable easy editing GUI (hot-key support). NAVI engine : Extremely low CPU load / 32bit sound processing. HLMS : Hyper Layered MIDI assign System for real-time performance and sound editing. FOEM : Fully Optimized embedded Effecting Module (24 types of algorithm). 4-layer combi system / Independent arpeggiator for each layer.

Reaktor

Reaktor is a completely modular, real-time sound synthesis, sampling and effects software application / plug-in. It fuses all audio applications into a single, versatile and powerful tool. Musicians, producers and sound designers are all catered to by the very broad range of

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instruments and sounds already included. With an open engine architecture, the potential for building your own highly individual instruments is endless. Main Features:

Completely modular, real-time sound synthesis, sampling and effects software. Over 60 unique synths, samplers, drum machines and effects providing thousands of sounds. Includes free access to the NI Online User Library to download more than 2100 additional instruments. Preset morphing and preset randomization. Pre-designed building blocks for easy construction of individual instruments and effects. The latest, high-end algorithms deliver pristine sound. Reaktor Core Technology allowing low level, custom module design. 'skinability' of all instrument control elements. Multi-breakpoint envelopes with slope control, tempo grid and looping. Live sampling and effect modules with auto-normalisation and tempo-synchronous beat juggling.

Reaktor Session

World-class library of synthesizers, samplers, live tools, and effects. Loads all Reaktor instruments and ensembles. Includes access to the vast online User Library. Complete MIDI automation and control with MIDI learn. Graphical sample mapping. AKAI, WAV, and AIFF sample import. Snapshot randomisation and morphing. Reaktor audio engine optimised for Pentium III / Pentium 4 / Athlon XP and G4 Altivec. Supports nearly all native interfaces with unlimited plug-in instances.

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Upgradeable to Reaktor 4.

Minimum Requirements

Windows XP/2000/ME/98, Pentium III 500 MHz, 256 MB RAM Mac OS 9.1 or higher, G3 500 MHz, 256 MB RAM

Recommended System

Windows XP, Pentium III 700 MHz, 256 MB RAM Mac OS X 10.2 or higher, G4 733, 256 MB RAM

Supported Interfaces

VST 2.0, Audio Units , DXi , ASIO , Core Audio , Soundmanager , OMS

RealGuitar

Features:

World famous guitars - High quality guitar samples. Every fret of all 6 strings including up/down/muted strokes sampled. New multi-channel sample layering technology. InFace sound concept. True Doubling (double track) effect. Built-in EQ and FX (Stereo Tremolo, 2-way Chorus). Custom 32-bit sound engine. Solo, Harmony, Bass&Chord, Bass&Pick, and Chords modes. 1000 instant guitar chords + up strum, down strum, up/down muted strum, slow strum chords. 1-4 note chords to 6-voice guitar strums real-time translation.

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26 chord types recognition, including 7th, 9th and altered chords, in any inversion and voicing. Automatic Fret position change. Strum speed adjustable. Repeat Key zone (for performing repetitions, tremolo, up/down/muted strums). Velocity switch guitar effects. Slide (up/down, assignable number of steps). Hammer On, Pull Off. Tremolo (notes, chords). Polyphonic controllers (applying Pitch Bender, Modulation Wheel, AfterTouch to individual voices). Automatic Fret Noise and Release Noise.

Guitars: RealGuitar includes 555 MB sample set featuring 7 Acoustic guitar patches:

Steel Picked Steel Fingered Nylon Picked Nylon Fingered Steel 2 Picked Steel 2 (Doubling) 12-string

RealLPC

RealLPC is a virtual guitar instrument plug-in which aims to bring the incomparable Les Paul Custom Guitar sound to your studio, virtually. Gibson's Les Paul Custom, a higher end variation of the Gibson Les Paul guitar has been used by the majority of world famous musicians, spanning generations and genres, such as Wes Montgomery, Al Di Meola, Pat Metheny, Chuck Berry, Jeff Back, Peter Frampton, The Beatles,

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The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, B.B.King, Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Gary Moore, Eddie Van Halen, Lenny Kravitz, and many others. RealLPC is a sample-based virtual instrument with an innovative approach to guitar sound modeling and guitar techniques emulating on a standard MIDI keyboard. RealLPC provides "incredible" playability based on the unique performance modes and easy-to-use keyboard layout as well as the advanced key/pedal/velocity switch system allowing a keyboardist to perform guitar parts with a whole new level of realistic expression. RealLPC covers practically all sounds, articulations, and techniques a professional guitarist can produce on their Les Paul, including mute, bridge mute, harmonics, pinch harmonics, unison bend, strumming, picking, chord chopping, scrapes, and much more. High quality dry samples recorded directly from Les Paul Custom pick-ups let you easily create any desired guitar sound using your favourite amplifier simulator. RealLPC innovations:

Multi-channel Layering Technology: incorporating a custom library of specially recorded samples taken from every fret of all 6 strings of a real guitar. Unique Floating Fret Position Technology: imitates change of fret position of a guitarist's hand on the neck. This gives you the possibility of playing on up to 140 guitar frets using just 46 keys of a standard keyboard. Guitar Touch Technology: letting you easily imitate basic guitar techniques (strumming, plucking, sliding, bending, muting, etc.), using standard MIDI keyboard and MIDI controllers, such as Pitch Bender, Modulation Wheel, Sustain Pedal, Aftertouch, etc. Sound Humanize Technology: allowing to wholly reduce 'machine gun' effect on note repetition (tremolo, strumming, plucking, etc.).

RealLPC is equipped with powerful Pattern Manager containing the complete MusicLab Guitar Pattern Library for easily creating guitar accompaniment tracks. All you have to do is to find the appropriate rhythm pattern[s] in the Pattern Manager tree view, copy it to the needed number of measures, start your sequencer and use MIDI keyboard to play chord changes, or alternatively add chords to a MIDI track via sequencer's editor. RealLPC Features Performance modes:

Solo, Harmony, Chords, Bass&Chord, Bass&Pick, Direct.

Sounds:

Full length (recorded with full attack and sustain). Muted (fret hand mute). Bridge Mute (palm mute).

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Harmonics (Artificial). Pinch Harmonics. Scrapes. Pick position select (15 points). Pick Noise (adjustable level). Fret Noise (auto). Release Noise (auto).

Articulations/Techniques:

Up/Down strokes. Hammer-On (up to octave range). Pull-Off (up to octave range). Hammer-On with Pull-Off on key release (up to octave range). Legato. Slide Legato Up/Down (up to octave range). Slide Auto Up/Down (up to 2-octave range, speed adjustable). Tremolo (up/down strokes, speed adjustable, tempo sync). Trill (up to octave range, speed adjustable, tempo sync). Bend auto (range, speed adjustable). Reverse Bend auto (range, speed adjustable). MonoBend (Unison Bend, lower string bend). Intervals (4th, 5th, Octave, 2 Octaves, Power Chords, etc.). Strums Up/Down. Muted Strums Up/Down. Slow Strums Up/Down. Chucka-Chucka (barre chords muted) Up/Down, various string combinations. Strum Speed adjustable. Strum layers (string groups) control. Number of strings used in strums adjustable.

Effects:

Violining (volume swell). Sustainer (sound swell). FeedBacker(harmonic feedback). Wah-Wah (MIDI CC control, Auto, Modulation).

Key Switches (Solo mode):


30 FXs assignable on 33 Keys. Toggle/temporary switch modes. Custom Key Switch presets (save/load).

Chord detect/construct system:

1-4 note piano chords to 6-voice guitar chords real-time translation.

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26 chord types recognition, including 7th, 9th and altered chords, played in any inversion and voicing. 4 chord positions along the fretboard. Slash Bass Chords option - allows to perform major/minor triads with any note in the bass. About 2000 instant guitar chord shapes.

Pattern Manager:

Built-in multi-functional Pattern Manager letting you in no time create professionally sounding guitar accompaniment tracks. MusicLab Guitar Pattern Library (1250 rhythm patterns covering a wide range of music styles). Pattern Tree view, allowing to find/select rhythm patterns right from RealLPC. Pattern view, graphically presenting guitar 'Strokes' contained in the current rhythm pattern. Auditioning selected pattern by simply pressing chord on the external keyboard without starting your host sequencer. Total synchronization with host's tempo, start/stop, beats, loop, time signature. Drag'n'Drop selected pattern from Pattern window right to your host's MIDI track. Real time pattern arranging (dramatic changing pattern performance on the fly): o Add/reduce dynamics (velo+). o Randomize dynamics. o Apply velocity of trigger chord to pattern dynamics. o Continuous dynamics changes (+/- velocity assigned to Pitch Bender controller).

Bonus Software: RealLPC (downloadable and retail) ships with IK Multimedia Amplitube 2 DUO software, a special limited version of AmpliTube 2, IK's complete guitar amp modeling solution.

RealStrat

RealStrat is a sample-based virtual instrument with an innovative approach to guitar sound modeling and guitar techniques emulating on a standard MIDI keyboard. RealStrat provides playability based on the unique performance modes and easy -to-use keyboard layout as well as the advanced key/pedal/velocity switch system allowing a

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keyboardist to perform guitar parts with a whole new level of realistic expression. RealStrat Covers practically all sounds, articulations, and techniques a professional guitarist can produce on his Strat, including mute, bridge mute, harmonics, pinch harmonics, slap, u nison bend, strumming, picking, chord chopping, scrapes, etc. High quality dry samples recorded directly from Stratocaster pick-ups let you easily create any desired guitar sound using your favourite amplifier simulator. RealStrat innovations:

Multi-channel layering technology, incorporating a custom library of specially recorded samples taken from every fret of all 6 strings of a real guitar. Unique Floating Fret Position technology, which imitates change of fret position of a guitarist's hand on the neck. This gives you the possibility of playing on up to 140 guitar frets using just 46 keys of a standard keyboard. Guitar Touch technology, letting you easily imitate basic guitar techniques (strumming, plucking, sliding, bending, muting, etc.), using standard MIDI keyboard and MIDI controllers, such as Pitch Bender, Modulation Wheel, Sustain Pedal, Aftertouch. Sound Humanize technology, allowing to wholly reduce 'machine gun' effect on note repetition (tremolo, strumming, plucking, etc.).

RealStrat is equipped with powerful Pattern Manager containing the complete MusicLab Guitar Pattern Library for easily creating guitar accompaniment tracks. All you have to do is to find the appropriate rhythm pattern[s] in the Pattern Manager tree view, copy it to the needed number of measures, start your sequencer and use MIDI keyboard to play chord changes, or alternatively add chords to a MIDI track via sequencer's editor. Features Performance modes:

Solo, Harmony, Chords, Bass&Chord, Bass&Pick, Direct

Sounds:

Full length (recorded with full attack and sustain) Muted (fret hand mute) Bridge Mute (palm mute) Slap + Slap Noises Harmonics (Artificial) Pinch Harmonics Scrapes Pick position select (15 points) Pick Noise (adjustable level)

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Fret Noise (auto) Release Noise (auto)

Articulations/Techniques:

Up/Down strokes Hammer-On (up to octave range) Pull-Off (up to octave range) Hammer-On with Pull-Off on key release (up to octave range) Legato Slide Legato Up/Down (up to octave range) Slide Auto Up/Down (up to 2-octave range, speed adjustable) Tremolo (up/down strokes, speed adjustable, tempo sync) Trill (up to octave range, speed adjustable, tempo sync) Bend auto (range, speed adjustable) Reverse Bend auto (range, speed adjustable) MonoBend (Unison Bend, lower string bend) Intervals (4th, 5th, Octave, 2 Octaves, Power Chords, etc.) Strums Up/Down Muted Strums Up/Down Slow Strums Up/Down Chucka-Chucka (barre chords muted) Up/Down, various string combinations Strum Speed adjustable Strum layers (string groups) control Number of strings used in strums adjustable

Effects:

Violining (volume swell) Sustainer (sound swell) FeedBacker (harmonic feedback) Wah-Wah (MIDI CC control, Auto, Modulation)

Key Switches (Solo mode):


30 FX assignable on 33 Keys Toggle/temporary switch modes Custom Key Switch presets (save/load)

Chord detect/construct system:


1-4 note piano chords to 6-voice guitar chords real-time translation 26 chord types recognition, including 7th, 9th and altered chords, played in any inversion and voicing

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4 chord positions along the fretboard Slash Bass Chords option - allows to perform major/minor triads with any note in the bass About 2000 instant guitar chord shapes

Pattern Manager:

Built-in multi-functional Pattern Manager letting you in no time create professionally sounding guitar accompaniment tracks MusicLab Guitar Pattern Library (1250 rhythm patterns covering a wide range of music styles) Pattern Tree view, allowing to find/select rhythm patterns right from RealStrat Pattern view, graphically presenting guitar 'Strokes' contained in the current rhythm pattern Auditioning selected pattern by simply pressing chord on the external keyboard without starting your host sequencer Total synchronization with host's tempo, start/stop, beats, loop, time signature... Drag'n'Drop selected pattern from Pattern window right to your host's MIDI track Real time pattern arranging (dramatic changing pattern performance on the fly): o Add/reduce dynamics (velo+) o Randomize dynamics o Apply velocity of trigger chord to pattern dynamics o Continuous dynamics changes (+/- velocity assigned to Pitch Bender controller)

Reflex

Features:

Modular Slice Routing. Slice Sequence Editor. Realtime "Bar Swap". Automatic Beat Matching (Sync to Host Tempo). Anti-Click Micro Envelope. Double Function Mouse Buttons (LEFT / RIGHT).

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Hit point Detection. Synchronized Multistep Envelopes. Midi Controlled Beat Morphing. 3 Different Midi Play Modes. LP/HP/Bandpass/Notch Filter -.with pre and post Distortion. H.Q. Stereospread and Analog Sounding Compressor. 4 Loop Engines. Lofi effects. Graphical Slice Point User Interface. Intelligent Library Handling for fast Loop Browsing. Integrated VSTi Connection to Online Drumloop - Library Includes Artists Sampling CD House,Electronica, R & B,Dance, Pop Loops. Fat Bitcrusher. 24 BIT 192 KHZ WAV/AIFF Support. Prosoniq MPEX2 Time and Pitch machine.

Reggae Fundamentals

Reggae Fundamentals is a specialized sample compilation which includes 33 construction kits and 12 Drumkits sheltered in 2 GB of ready to work content covering most current Reggae environments. The kits are packed with everything you need to give your production the finishing touch: bass-, synth-, drum- and pad-lines also vocals, FX and atmospheres. All patterns, shots, and riffs have been molded with state of the art techniques, tricks and tools. This set has a colossal variety of styles from different periods of reggae history: Roots, modern Roots, Rub-a-Dub, Dancehall, Modern Reggae, Caribbean and Dub. Also included are hundreds of drum and percussion samples and loops. Providing a wide radius of reggae concentrated mix tools. All this material is supported by the Elastik audio instrument, so you can expect organization and easy tweaking straight from the get go.

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Responsible for the production of Ueberschall's Reggae Fundamentals are: Felix Wolter, Benjamin Kastner & Marc Steinmeier. This team has produced and remixed for well known artists such as Gentlemen, Far East Band, Christina Aguilera, and Eminem to name but a few. Summary:

1.9 GB, 33 construction kits, 949 loops and samples. Works in the Elastik Player for Mac/PC/AU/VST/RTAS - Elastik Player included - no sampler required.

Elastik Player Features:


Highspeed timestretching and pitchshifting in best quality. Innovative "LoopEye" for fast loop variations. All parameters MIDI controllable. Multiple content management. Each product separately installable. Mapping tools (automatic slice- & chromatic-map). Save audio of original and modified loops. Creation of user presets. Filter with "kill function" (-72db). Adaptable to tempos from 10 to 480 BPM Audio engine for quick adaptation.

Remedy

Features General:

Portamento with Automatic Setting or user set amount. 5 voice Polyphony. Monophonic Mode. Legato Mode.

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LFO Section:

Global ON/OFF. 6 Waveforms. Adjustable Rate and Attenuation. Pitch. FM Modulation Send. PW Modulation Send. Cut off amount.

Amp Section:

Attenuation. Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain and Release (AHDSR Envelope) controls. Pulse Width Modulation Amount. FM Modulation Amount.

Oscillator Section:

Two Oscillators. Osc. 1: 5 waveforms. Osc. 2: 7 waveforms. Mix control between Osc. 1 and Osc. 2. Pulse Width Modulation Amount. FM Modulation Amount. Osc. Mix.

Filter Section:

Filter Amount. Attack, Decay, and Sustain controls. Cutoff Frequency. Resonance Amount. Drive Amount. Mod Wheel Control Amount. Velocity Control Amount.

Arpeggiator Section:

Synchronize to Host. 1 to 4 Octave Range. Echo FX On/Off. 7 Mode Settings. 7 Pattern Settings.

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RG

RG is an innovative software instrument that allows the user to cre ate not just classic rhythm guitar grooves, but also exciting new grooves and sounds which a real guitar could never produce. RG uses a keyboard layout of "major-" and "minor" chords to play the grooves, each with two sequence pattern (A or B) options. Just hit a single note in the major or minor keyboard range and the groove plays. The sound sets are clean sampled guitars, which gives you great freedom and flexibility when using the synthesizer features and effects of RG. Guitar types included are the classic Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, the 8th note groove type Steel String acoustic guitar and the 16th note groove type Steel String acoustic guitar. The synthesizer parts of RG include a classic analog modelled synthesizer filter, LFO, envelopes and modulation section. The effect section can be built up by using up to 3 effects at a time. MIDI time-based delays, chorus and speaker simulators, phaser, flanger and many more are all featured plus over 500 presets including 300 "RG" grooves and 200 "basic" grooves. Features Rhythm Guitar models

Electric guitar type Fender Stratocaster: o Offering in the RG sequencer: Down Stroke, Up Stroke, Ghost Stroke and Glide stroke. o Available chords are: Major and Minor7 in "classic" Rhythm guitar setting. Steel 8TH type for Steel strings 8th note grooves: o Offering in the RG sequencer: Down Stroke, Up Stroke and Extra Stroke (hand mute on strings). o Available chords are: Major and Minor. Steel 16TH type for Steel strings 16th note grooves:

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Offering in the RG sequencer: Down Stroke, Up Stroke and Ghost Stroke. Available chords are: Major and Minor.

Sequencer section:

Controls the guitar strokes and RG synthesizer parts. 32 steps. Each step has on/off, Tie, Stroke (Down, Up, Ghost or Glide/Extra), Velocity and Free row. Sequencer A and B each with fully independent settings. Sequence A is played by using keyboard range C1 - B3. Sequence B is played by using keyboard range C3 - B4. Each sequence keyboard range is divided into Major chords and Minor chords. Start Loop setting, Sequencer can loop from any step of the sequence. Speed setting of 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 3/2, 2, 3 and 4x BPM. Independent for each sequence. Swing amount. Velocity control knob which mixes between keyboard (midi) velocity input and the steps velocity settings. Tie modes normal or special which allows 'velocity' and 'free' settings inside a step if that step is set to Tie. Sequencer Latch which can be controlled by the midi sustain pedal as well. Reset Mode on/off. When it is set to 'on' the sequencer resets each time you press a new key. File button function with: load, save, copy, paste, swap and clear for sequencer A or B. File < and > to scroll through sequences stored on hard disk.

Keyboard layout RG:


Sequence A is played by playing notes in the keyboard range C1 - B3. Sequence B is played by playing notes in the keyboard range C3 - B4. Sequence A keyboard range is divided into Major chords and Minor chords. Major chords are from C1- B1 range and Minor are from C2 - B2 range. Sequence B keyboard range is divided into Major chords and Minor chords. Major chords are from C3- B3 range and Minor are from C3 - B4 range. Build in keyboard to demo grooves.

Overall Pitch modulation section:


Tempo sync-able global Pitch LFO. Amount control option. Pitch bend with separate settings for up and down pitch-bends.

Filter section:

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Main filter is an analogue modelled stereo Multimode Filter, offering 6dB LowPass and HighPass, 12dB, 18dB and 24dB LowPass and HighPass, 12dB and 24dB BandPass, 12dB and 24dB Notch, Comb and Vowel Filter. Pre-filtering distortion. Easy Filter control by pre-defined Cutoff Frequency modulation controllers: Envelope, Velocity, Modulation Wheel and LFO. Built-in Filter Envelope with Attack, Decay, Sustain, Fade and Release. Build in Filter LFO with various waveforms, modulation amount control and tempo sync option with speed settings between 16/1 and 1/32t. LFO free or mono mode options.

Amp section:

Built-in Amp/Volume Envelope with Attack, Decay and Release. Volume control. Velocity> Volume amount. Panning control.

Modulation section:

2 free modulation routings. 33 modulation sources, included the stroke types of the RG sequencer. 22 modulation destinations.

FX section:

3 HQ effects blocks in serial mode. Available effects: Mono Delay, Stereo Delay, Comb Filter, Reverb, Chorus, Chorus/Delay, Flanger, Phaser, Ensemble, FX Filter, Wah Wah/Delay, AutoWah, Amp Simulator (5 models), Cabinet Simulator (5 models), Distortion, Low Fi, Waveshaper, Multi -distort (11 types), Stereo Widener, Autopan, Gator and Compressor. Midi tempo based settings in most effects. Overall bypass for FX or bypass per FX. Right mouse menu options with: FX copy, paste, swap, clear, undo, save, load and option to un-sync the effects. 2 FX modulation matrix for connecting RG sequencer, midi or synth controls to FX parameters.

EQ section:

Equalizer with 5 bands at 60Hz, 200Hz, 600Hz, 2000Hz and 8000Hz frequencies.

Overall:

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Parameter read-out field above the preset box. Back panel with extra global function: o External controller settings can be saved to disk. o Computer keyboard up/down for scrolling presets can be turned on/off. o Syncing on/off. Depending on host it can be turned on/off.

Preset section:

Uses sound banks composed of 128 presets. Preset handling with copy, paste, clear and compare function. Banks with Electric RG grooves, Steel string RG grooves, Electric and Steel String basic grooves.

Rhino

Rhino is a Hybrid FM Synthesizer. Oscillators:


6 oscillators per voice. Hundreds of built-in waveforms. Custom waveforms using samples (sfz) or additive generator. Modulatable, variable waveshapers.

Filters:

2 filters with flexible routing options. 20 different modes (including our incredibly warm analog emulations). Waveshaping and cross-filter feedback for crazy distortion effects.

Effects:

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Stellar, dual effects section. Tempo-syncable delays, choruses, flangers and phasers. Unusual effects like the Granulator, Crazycomb or Oktaverb.

Presets:

More than 1000 presets, neatly classified in a searchable database. Thousands of third-party presets available.

Others:

Slick graphical multipoint envelopes with curvature controls. Fully dynamic routing matrix visible at all times. Step sequencer with random mode. 6 editable performance controllers. User-defined midi assignment of most controls. Microtuning support. Available for Windows PC (VST) and Intel Mac (VST/AU).

Rhythm Objekt

Rhythm Objekt is a Kontakt Player-powered sample library that is described as "a unique blend of sultry electro and urban in a 4 GB sound library package". All of the sound design was created by NYC/Detroit artist Jimmy Edgar - a trendsetter of this hybrid style. Fixed Noise says that these sounds are ideal for "producers looking to add electronic flavor to their tracks and electronic artists who believe compute rs have a soul. Rhythm Objekt is flexible and includes a plethora of drum kits, synths, organs, loops and spectral lust". Each instrument comes with alterable effects specifically chosen for the instrument and envelope modifiers.

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Rhythm Objekt comes with a special version of Native Instruments' Kontakt Player 3, providing instant use of all instruments. Instrument Categories:

Chords: What would Electro-R&B be without some minor chords? Chords of all kinds are featured in these instruments. Drum Kits - Individual hits of drums kits that are traditional and non-traditional electro, R&B and Urban. Experimental: The stranger, although still very useful, side of the library. These instruments feature everything from moans to scripted-random sequences. Loops: Get the style down quickly with these loop instruments. Melodic: The single note instruments. Bass and pads are also included in this category.

Ritmo

24 instruments per instance. Flexible sample playback engine. Multimode filter. Envelope generator. 32-bit internal processing. Tempo-synced delay per instrument. MIDI Learn.

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RMV Drum Addiction

RMV is a Drum Synthesizer & Sampler, Loop Slicer and Librarian. It includes more than 10,000 sampled and synthesized drum sounds, 2,600 MIDI grooves, 1,500 Loops as well as a comprehensive 150 page reference manual (PDF) in English, French and Italian. Features:

Drum Synthesizer. Drum Sampler. Audio Loop Modules (Slicer & Player). Drum Librarian. 32-voice polyphony. Multiple instances of the RMV can be opened. 48 polyphonic Pads for the universal or specialized Drum Synthesizers or Drum Samplers. Six independent Audio Loop Modules with up to 64 slices each. Each Pad and each Slice features its own controls for: o Volume. o Pan. o Output Selection. o Tune (+- 24 semitones in 10 cent intervals). o Two independent Effects Send. Each Pad and Slice can belong to one of 10 Edit Groups (parameters for all Pads or Slices in a Group can be adjusted simultaneously). Each Pad and each Slice can have additional modules: o A 12x12 Modulation Matrix. o 3 independent LFOs. o A Distortion and BitCrusher. o A multimode AHDSR-controlled filter.

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A four-band parametric equalizer. Three insert effects racks each of which can be set to one of nine different effects units. o A "Varizer" for unbeaten realistic humanizing. Each Pad additionally features its own controls for loading and saving Pad files, Choke Group (12 groups are available including prev/next and self-mute), Trigger Key, Polyphony (mono... 8, full), Mute and Solo. Almost all instrument parameters are MIDI controllable.
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Audio Module Features:


Pads and Audio Loop Modules provide mono and true stereo sample playback and processing. Pads can hold either a Sampler or Synth Audio module: o A percussion sampler module. o 2 different kick drum modules. o 2 different snare drum modules. o Open and closed hihat modules. o A Tom module. o A Clap module. o Two cymbal modules. o A simple and easy FM percussion module. o A flexible, universal purpose drum synthesizer. Each Sampler module can hold up to 30 samples that can be layered, velocity-switched or -crossfaded and with parameters for start, end, reverse, volume and delay. Sampler also features: o A Pitch Envelope with two successive Pitch and Time phases. o An AHDSR Envelope for controlling Amplitude. Sample Waveform Display additionally shows Pitch- , Amplitude- and Filter-Envelope. Samples can also be opened and edited in an external editor and then reloaded into the RMV right from RMV user interface. Switchable response to MIDI Note Off. Supported sample formats: o WAV 8-32 bit, mono and stereo, any sample rate. o AIF 8-24 bit, mono and stereo, any sample rate. o REX and REX 2.

Library Features:

RMV comes with a vast selection of partly multi sampled acoustic and electronic kits and synthesized kits and MIDI and Audio Loops: o 10,000 Drum Sounds (Sampled and Synthesized). o 2600 MIDI Grooves. o 1500 Audio Loops.

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Four specialized "Librarians" are now incorporated into the RMV. Each Librarian has sophisticated search capabilities and is used for the storage and retrieval of various types of data that the RMV supports. The Librarians can be used with Pads (individual drum sounds), Kits, MIDI Grooves and Loops. Samples can be imported using the RMV Sample Browser (supporting favourite folders and pre-listening. The Kit Librarian features a "Live" control that enables setup of different Kits to be loaded using MIDI program change messages. Samples, Pads, Kits, Grooves and Loops can be browsed while the RMV is playing.

Effects features:

Each Pad and each Slice has access to three individual Insert Effects, a four band EQ and two out of three Send Effects Racks. Each Send Effect Rack can hold up to 3 individual effects and a final 4 band (2 bands parametric) EQ. Each Insert / Send can hold one of these Effects Units: Stereo Delay, Filter-Delay, Reverb, WahWah, Flanger, Compressor, Multimode Filter, Bit Crusher, Gator.

Audio Loop Features:


6 fully independent Audio Loop Slicers / Players are available. Each Audio Loop Module with up to 64 Slices. Each Loop Player can be used to load and playback audio loops in WAV, AIF, REX and REX2 format. Samples can be automatically sliced. Slice start and end points, as well as automatic slicing sensitivity are user-definable. Each slice has vast editing capabilities (like Filters, Envelopes, Modulations , Effects etc., see Main Features).

Sakura

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Like the transient beauty of Sakura (Japanese for Cherry Blossom), the sound of stringed instruments blossoms and fades. Image-Line brings you 'Sakura', the string physical modelling instrument, to express the delicacy and beauty of stringed sounds. Virtual modelling in Sakura follows a 5 stage "hanami-process":

Contact: An impulse, the mechanical contact with the string, is first generated then shaped to simulate plucks, picks, scrapes, hammers, taps or humble fingers. Vibration: Sakura's dual string model then gives the operator control over a wide range of parameters such as damping, tension, positioning and string properties. String interaction: The dual strings are then mixed, panned and enveloped to simulate interactions. Resonance: The string/s vibration then interacts with an 8-resonator 'body simulator' to create the size, material and shape of the instrument Acoustics: Virtual acoustic space is then simulated with chorus, delay and reverberation effects.

Sakura can reproduce the delicate pluck of a single string, a violin's bowing or the sonorous resonance of a grand piano. Most importantly, the curious musician can take control of every aspect of the simulation to create fantastic instruments. Ever wanted to know what a 20 foot guitar sounded like? Or a bowed piano? Now you can find out, Sakura opens up a world of string modelling possibilities.

Sampla Hip Hop Production Sampler

Sampla - Hip Hop Production Sampler is a virtual sampler plug-in designed for fast and professional quality sampling, and beat creation for hip hop producers everywhere. Sampla's unique design bridges the gap between MPC-style sampling and the computer based virtual instrument environment. Sampla allows users to easily record, s lice, loop, and assign (keymap) their own recorded samples as well as any of their own wav, acid, aiff, and mp3 samples. In addition to the flexibility provided by Sampla's sampler engine, Sampla's "Learn

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Mode" allows users to interface their MIDI pad controllers and controller keyboards directly with Sampla. Whether the user is using a MIDI keyboard, MPC pad controller, or just their computer by itself, Sampla is designed to put serious control in the producer's hands. Additionally Sampla is packed with a diverse and extensive factory sound bank, all recorded and programmed by SONiVOX's sound design team, with over 250 high end instrument presets and pad layouts. Included are acoustic and electronic drumkits, basses, keyboards, leads, guitars, strings, brass, pads, vocals, symphonic construction kits, scensorship bleeps and blips, as well as a selection of loops from the SONiVOX LoopLine series. Key Features:

MPC style editing & slicing for easy instrument & beat creation. Imports Wav, Acid, Broadcast Wav, Aiff, & MP3 Format Files. Easy to use record functionality for real time sampling. Over 250 factory preset instruments and pad layouts. 16 user assignable pads. Tempo Sync Stereo Delay, EQ, and Chorus Effects. Assignable filter section with 10 filter types. Graphic waveform display with zoom, click, and drag functionality. MIDI Learn & Save functionality, Sampla is instantly compatible with any MIDI keyboard or pad control. Pad-Specific Variable Resolution Note Repeat and Pattern Arpeggiation Mode.

SampleMoog

SampleMoog, the "Moog Synth Anthology Virtual Instrument", is a cooperation between IK Multimedia, Moog Music and Sonic Reality. It includes the sounds of all the most sought-after Moog synthesizers spanning the entire Moog history, in an easy-to-use, sample-based virtual instrument "powered by SampleTank". SampleMoog offers over 1,700 basses, leads, pads and effects' sounds from the very first Moog Modular systems to a variety of different Minimoogs to Taurus Bass Pedals, Polymoogs, Memorymoogs and more.

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Software features: SampleMoog is based on the SampleTank engine, offering unique proprietary features like one-click sound browsing, multiple synth-engines including real-time harmonic manipulation of the waves, built-in vintage multi-effects and fast loading samples for studio or playing live. SampleMoog not only brings you the classic analog sound of Moog but also goes far beyond by combining it with the modern technology of the SampleTank engine, which includes physical modeling effects and IK's exclusive STRETCH.

16 part multi-timbral sample-based synth. Stand-alone and plug-in for VST, AU, RTAS on Mac/PC. 2 synth engines (Resampling and STRETCH). Built-in multi-effects with 4 effects per part selectable on 32 high-quality DSP effects, with BPM sync. Over 50 synth controls with Mono/Poly/Legato modes with selectable Legato, 2 LFOs, 2 Envelopes, syncable LBF/BPF/HPF Filters, Velocity, Range and Macro controls. Sounds can also be read by SampleTank 2.5 and up.

Sound features: 16 Moog synthesizers have been meticulously sampled and programmed by IK and Sonic Reality's sound designers. There are over 600 multi-sampled sounds with over 1,000 preset patches totaling more than 4GB of samples in SampleMoog, from the rarest vintage models to the most modern top of the range Moog synthesizers, including:

Modular Moog 3C Modular Moog 15 Modular Moog 55 Minimoog Model D Polymoog Moog Taurus I Moog Prodigy Moog Multimoog Moog Vocoder Moog/Realistic Concertmate MG-1 Moog Source Moog Rogue Memorymoog Etherwave Theremin Moog Voyager Moog Little Phatty

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SampleTank

Main Features

16 parts multitimbral sound module with layerable parts. New mix view and full mix parameters control. 3 synth engines: new STRETCH and Pitch-shift/Time-stretch plus traditional Resampling. New enhanced instrument browsing. New total sound editing with full access to 50 Synth-Sampler engine controls. New Portamento feature for added realism. New Loop Sync feature for precision and flexibility. New Zone feature for single sample accurate editing. Now with 32 built-in DSP effects. EQ/Comp. Reverb, Spring Reverb, Ambience, Reverb Delay, Delay. Filter, Envelope Filter, Multi Filter, Wah-Wah. Chorus, Multi Chorus, Phaser, AM Modulation, FM Modulation, Flanger, Envelope Flanger. Auto Pan, Tremolo, Rotary Speaker. Lo-Fi, Distortion, Phonograph, Crusher, Overdrive. Pre Amp, Tone Control, Cabinet. Parametric EQ, Channel Strip, Compressor, Limiter. Slicer. Now capable of 5 effects per voice. Easy to use full MIDI control. Now responds to MIDI Program change. Now imports WAV, AIFF, SDII, AKAI S-1000/3000 and SAMPLECELL directly from the plug-in. New user preset and module save features. Convenient back up function. Customizable keywords and sound search function with integrated sounds database. 256 notes polyphony.

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Customizable display colors. Available as VST, RTAS, DXi, AU, MAS.

SampleTank Free

SampleTank 2 FREE is a fully working version of SampleTank 2 with these l imitations:


It opens only a limited selection of sounds made just for the FREE version. Import function has been disabled. Only one instance is available. The utilization of user presets has been disabled.

SampleTron

Done in cooperation with Sonic Reality, SampleTron is a virtual instrument workstation featuring, according to IK Multimedia, the most complete collection of authentic "Tron" and other vintage keyboards instrument samples ever released in one product. These were ingenious instruments, precursors of today's samplers, that used tapes to play back prerecorded sounds from the touch of the keys. SampleTron includes a massive library of 17 rare "Tron" instrument sounds, together with a "Powered by SampleTank" engine, offering extremely powerful editing features in an easy-to-

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use, sample-based virtual instrument plug-in for every popular DAW and also as a standalone application for Mac OS X and Windows. SampleTron includes over 2 GB of sounds, 640 presets and 260 multi-samples from 17 rare and vintage Mellotrons, Chamberlins, and their derivatives like the Optigan, Rhythmaster and much more. SampleTron's diverse library was meticulously sampled by Sonic Reality and assembled to showcase the entire sonic palette, with chromatic samples that accurately c apture the complete authentic tone of each instrument. Jam -packed with unprecedented instruments originally used by The Beatles, Moody Blues, Genesis, Yes and other famous bands from the 60's and 70's, the sounds in SampleTron are diverse, powerful and inspiring. SampleTron offers some of the most unique and musically useful tones present on the market; special "Tron" sounds that transcended into all styles and genres of music over the years now widely used by modern artists like Kanye West, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins and Beck. Sound Features SampleTron is constructed of sounds based on the following instruments:

Mellotron M400 Mellotron MK5 Mellotron MKII Mellotron Powerhouse (8 Track Rhythm Machine) Novatron Vako Orchestron Optigan Talentmaker Chamberlin Music Master 600 Chamberlin Music Master 400 Chamberlin Model 200 Chamberlin M1 Chamberlin M4 Chamberlin Rhythmate 360 Systems "Digital Tron" Roland VP-330 (Choir) Stylophone

In addition to providing a fully produced unique instrument library, SampleTr on not only highlights the classic vintage sound of these unique instruments, but also goes far beyond by combining it with the modern technology and sound shaping controls of the SampleTank engine. SampleTron offers powerful creativity with 32 built -in effects, the ability to use 4 effects per part, IK's exclusive STRETCH and synth algorithms, and 4 "Tron" specific controls for fast and flexible creativity. Transport vintage sounds into your studio with virtual instrument control options such as special "loop" and "non-loop" modes for greater flexibility and authenticity,

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over 50 synth controls to tweak, one-click sound browsing, real-time harmonic manipulation of the waves and fast loading samples for studio or playing live. Software Features

16 part multi-timbral sample-based synth, allows extremely complex synth layering and advanced manipulation possibilities. 3 synth engines can be switched on the fly: traditional Resampling, Pitch -Shift/TimeStretch, and IK's newly enhanced STRETCH engine. Built-in multi-effects with 4 effects per part selectable on 32 high-quality DSP effects. Over 50 synth controls with Mono/Poly/Legato modes with selectable Legato, 2 LFOs, 2 Envelopes, syncable LBF/BPF/HPF Filters, Velocity, Range and Macro controls. Sounds can be read by SampleTank and can be used to expand its world of sounds. Works as a standalone application as well as a plug-in in Mac OS X (Universal Binary), and Windows (XP / Vista).

Satellite (Free/Pro)

The Satellite sample player is the result of a collaboration between ILIO, distributor of sample libraries and virtual instruments, and Muon Software, developer of the 64-bit Tachyon virtual instrument engine. Satellite is at the heart of the sampled instrument download service, Samplebase. All sounds available on the Samplebase site are formatted for the custom Satellite player thereby eliminating the headaches and hassles of managing and supporting multiple instrument formats. Samplebase aims to bring artists, producers and sound designers to the forefront of this easy to-use service. By opening the Samplebase site to sound developers from around the world, ILIO aims to create a global community of artists who will produce the sounds and beats that inspire a new generation of musicians, songwriters and composers.

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Satellite Features:

Available as a FREE download to all registered Samplebase users. Plays back all Samplebase instruments and loops with no restrictions. Ability to load industry standard REX/RX2 loops, Acidized Wave files or AIFF/Apple Loops. Cross-platform support including Windows VST and Mac VST/AU versions. Up to 127 velocity zones per key. Up to 1,024 voices of polyphony (CPU dependent). Automatic tempo detection and host sync. Syncable LFOs (with multiple waveforms) for the Pitch, Filter and Amplitude sections. Dedicated multi-stage (ADSTR) envelopes. Powerful synthesis engine with 10 filter types. 16-part multi-timbral with convenient key split and layering capabilities at the multi level. Integrated 16-channel mixer with 2 effects sends and 2 aux (insert) busses per channel. 17 high quality built-in effects. 8 "Quick Edit" control knobs available per patch for fast parameter editing and automation. All interface controls automatable via standard MIDI controllers including min/max parameter range settings. Ability to load up to 128 multis and 256 instrument or loop patches into memory simultaneously. Integrated "List" screens for managing multis, patches and FX patches. Artist/Developer picture or logo storable per patch along with detailed info "tags" and patch comments. Standard MIDI file playback (including import/export functions) available per patch. Loops automatically sync to the host tempo and can be transposed "on-the-fly" from the keyboard. Real time, high quality time stretch automatically syncs/transposes audio loops to the host tempo and song key. Ability to instantly set the musical key of all loops within a multi. Proprietary lossless compression reduces file sizes by up to 50% for faster downloads and disc space conservation.

Satellite Pro Additional Features:


Dedicated Patch and Effects screens for full synth and effects parameter editing. Keymap screen with sample list and graphical zone editor for building and editing patches. Advanced sample "Automap" and "Assign" functions make it extremely easy to build patches from scratch. Integrated graphical waveform editor. Powerful batch processor. Graphical crossfade loop editor with industry-leading proprietary algorithm for creating perfectly seamless sample loops.

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Sawer

Sawer is a vintage modeling synthesizer that cuts through the mix to deliver precisely articulated and punchy sounds. Sawer pays homage to the envelopes and filters of a rare 1980's Soviet analog synthesizer, Polivoks. Maxx (Claster) has devoted meticulous attention to the detail of Sawer's filter and envelope designs, ensuring Sawer delivers a unique sonic character reminiscent of the Polivoks hardware. But Polivoks, like all analog synthesizers, wasn't without its problems. Keeping the oscillators stable and in tune has been likened to 'moving a pile of live frogs, by wheelbarrow', impossible! As Sawer is algorithmic, this solves the problems of tuning and stability, however, in the same way electrical component instability makes analog gear unique (if not cranky), Sawer benefits from the 21st century equivalent, a coding error. While programming the SAW oscillator, Maxx accidentally set some incorrect variables and immediately the sound gained bass, acquired some light but pleasing noise on the attack and an overall richer sonic spectra. Maxx realized this was no mistake but a discovery and built on this, adding some frequency modulation to give it a touch of analog authenticity and so 'Sawer' was born. Key features:

Main oscillator for subtractive synthesis: SAW shape with Sync frequency. Sub oscillator (-2 to +2 octaves) with level, phase & detune controls. 1 Noise Oscillator. Variable polyphony (1 to 24 voices). 8 voice Unison with user-adjustable stereo panning, detune and 'Octaver'. Sync & Ring frequency modulation. 2 ADSR envelope generators (one user-assignable to modulation parameters). 4 Filter modes - low pass (24 & 12 dB/Oct), band pass and high pass. Chorus, Phaser, Delay & Reverb effects. Multi-mode Arpeggiator.

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SaxLab

SaxLab 2 Saxophone Synthesizer is the result of many years of investigation and programming. It uses not one technology but a very carefully balanced mixture of various techniques to obtain the most realistic sax sound you can get from a virtual instrument. Authenticity, Expression and Variation is a must to obtain believable sax sounds. Key features include an easy-to-use interface, a wide range of high-quality soundsets for bass, baritone, tenor, alto and soprano saxophone. An effects section that includes a specialized chorus and reverb, as well as extensive real-time modulation options. Special attention has been paid to making the performance controls as rich and responsive as possible, so that the instrument can be realistically played. Inspirational SoundSets combined with an easy-to-use interface make the LinPlug SaxLab the ideal virtual instrument for musicians wanting to emulate real saxophones. The main features of SaxLab 2 are:

High-Quality Soundsets for bass, baritone, tenor, alto and soprano saxophone. Monophonic with "real sax" behaviour. Adjustable mix of the "Air" layer, the "Keys" layer and the main tonal layer. User-definable, velocity-sensitive amplitude envelope. Tonal characteristics of the instrument's overall sound are user definable. Real-time control of amplitude, brightness and the "roaring" of the sound. Three modes of mono performance: Legato, Retrigger and Alternate. Separate control of Up/Down PitchBend and Scoop. Adjustable pitch, air and body frequency deviation per note. Envelope, LFO and MIDI-controlled vibrato and tremolo. Specialized Stereo Chorus and Stereo Reverb effects. Full Micro Tuning capability (loads TUN files). MIDI Learn available for every control.

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Sample accurate timing, full automation and settings are saved with the song.

Saxophones

The Vienna Instruments Saxophones Collection includes five instruments: Soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass saxophone, with a total of over 35 GB of samples in 24bit/44.1kHz. The focus has been directed equally to orchestral settings as well as to jazz. Famous examples of orchestral works using these instruments include the saxophone quartet by Alexander Glasunow, the alto saxophone concerts by Glasunow and Debussy, and the Castello from Mussorgskys Pictures. In addition, a host of articulations for jazz and big band are included, such as bends, tongue slaps, growling, screams, extended harmonics, key sounds, and more. Long and short downward ending phrases triggered as release samples have been added for heightened realism.

SC Electric Guitar

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SC Electric Guitar is a 64 Gb, Kontakt Player 2-based, sample library offering the true sound of a Fender Stratocaster. SC Electric Guitar enables you to compose and create natural guitar tracks that imitate real guitar playing. Main Features:

Real-time playability - SC SPM (Super Performance Multi). All the five pick-up positions can be reproduced. Real chords - the extensive number of the 'real' pre-recorded chord samples. Auto Stroke Detection. Feedback. Assignable Key Switch. Double-Tracking. The lower note samples (low C - low D#) are included. Direct signals from the guitar. Perfect sampled sounds of all fret positions on every string. Picking noises are recorded in multiple forms on all frets and strings.

Scanned Synth Pro

Scanned Synth Pro offers "Scanned Synthesis" - until now, this new synthesis technology has only been available to users of Csound and Max. Scanned Synthesis represents a powerful and efficient technique for animating wavetables and controlling them in real-time. Developed by Bill Verplank, Rob Shaw, and Max Mathews between 1998 and 1999 at Interval Research, Inc. it is based on the psychoacoustics of how we hear and appreciate timbres and on our motor control (haptic) abilities to manipulate timbres during live performance.

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Scanned Synthesis involves a slow dynamic system whose frequencies of vibration are below about 15 Hz. The ear cannot hear the low frequencies of the dynamic system. So, to make audible frequencies, the "shape" of the dynamic system, along a closed path, is scanned periodically. The "shape" is converted to a sound wave whose pitch is determined by the speed of the scanning function. Pitch control is completely separate from the dynamic system control. Thus timbre and pitch are independent. This system can be looked up on as a dynamic wave table. The model can be compared to a slowly vibrating string, or a two dimensional surface obeying the wave equation.

Scarbee Jay Bass

Scarbee Jay-Bass provides an authentic rendition of the legendary Fender Jazz Bass. Jay-Bass is based on the Scarbee Red Bass library. Powered by the Kontakt engine and playable both via the full Kontakt 4 sampler and the free Kontakt Player, Scarbee Jay-Bass recreates the full sonic spectrum of the Jazz Bass in both slapped and fingered playing styles, delivering an arsenal of classic funky bass tones suitable for a wide range of music genres. All four strings of the original instrument have been expertly sampled in nine velocities, resulting in over 4,000 individual studio -grade samples. The sample material was recorded through a DI for maximum sonic flexibility, retaining the distinctive original character of the instrument, and using round-wound strings for a bright and punchy sound. Specific "Player Profiles" for various genres as well as EQ and effect controls allow musicians and producers to further customize the sound and behavior of Jay -Bass to fit the musical context. To provide all the intricacies of an actual electric bass guitar, Jay -Bass takes full advantage of the unique scripting features of Kontakt, resulting in a performance that is virtually indistinguishable from a real professional bassist, according to NI. Authentic articulations and playing techniques include hammer-ons, pull-offs, grace notes, various trills, mutes, harmonics, pickup hits, fret noises and much more, most of which are automatically triggered based on the note material. The fretboard display in Kontakt and Kontakt Player shows the playing position and articulation of each note in real-time, with intelligent string selection and index

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finger/middle finger alternation as well as dedicated slide and chord modes that contribute to the authenticity of the instrument.

Scarbee Vintage Keys

Scarbee Vintage Keys is a set of four software instruments that provide expressive and authentic renditions of the most legendary electric pianos, for use in Kontakt 4 and the free Kontakt Player. Based on the Scarbee sample libraries that have become a staple in professional productions worldwide, Scarbee Vintage Keys gives musicians an d producers of all genres an efficient and affordable way to integrate the distinctive sounds of these classic keyboards into their music. Scarbee Vintage Keys features the most revered electric pianos of the '60s and '70s, dubbed Mark I, A-200, Clavinet and Pianet, all based on carefully recorded 24-bit sample material. The instruments utilize up to 16 velocity layers per key as well as special "Horizontal Release Technology" to recreate the complex dynamic behavior of each instrument with maximum precision and authenticity. Each instrument also offers an integrated multi-effect section with up to 10 algorithms, including phaser, chorus, reverb and various other classic effect types, which add further depth and variety to the vintage electric piano tones. All four instrument emulations contained in Scarbee Vintage Keys are also available as separate download purchases, and can be used both in the full-featured Kontakt 4 sampler as well as in the free Kontakt Player.

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Score FX

Score FX includes 7 Gb of brand new sonic stimulants. Featuring a progressive structure and layout made for building tracks from supplied "themes" and construction kits offering ease of injection into projects. Thanks to the extended possibilities of Liquid you can shape individua l notes within all the included phrases until each loop is tailored to your situation's needs. Making Score FX a unique package for mood stacking sound design around Cues / Animation / Spots / Songs / Game Audio. Score Illuminator 28 construction kits with all individual parts provided, allowing you to rebuild and rearrange the kits to your unique picture. Each construction kit is at least one minute in length with rich complex textural design and contrast. Thousands of single accents, hits and stings, evolving soundscapes and organic rhythms are grouped into logical themes such as: "Concern", "Mysterious", "Pleasing" or "Scary". The complete library is very user friendly and is categorized for easy and fast access. The single loops / shots come in three main categories: 1. Accents: The Accents include 954 small hits for every cinematic situation. From "confused" to "disturbed"--"piercing" and "high" to "worry and anxiety". Additionally there is a special folder with "Vocal Bits" in different styles. 2. Beds: The Beds concentrate on evolving and lively soundscapes. Each is about 30 sec to 1 min long and can be stretched or shortened with Liquid without any artifacts. All in all about 2GB of material in this section, 198 different samples, separated in 15 different folders. 3. Rhythms: The rhythms come with 362 files in 32 different folders. The complete loops can be time-shifted and pitched so it will perfectly fit to your production. Plus, you can even pitch single hits out of one loop and create interesting new percussive sequences. Or combine different sequences together and create new patterns.

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With Score FX you can build and recall your own character presets to enhance your existing themes within projects. So whenever the character enters the scene, you will be able to trigger that individual's Score FX instrument and play the needed textures for that scenario. As your scenes evolve, Score FX can be used as the "shadow" of that character's theme available for blending. Film Score / Composer / Soundtrack Exhaustive inspiration for hectic workflows. Mix and match FX from the entire collection to build your own mood presets and environments. Alter elements such as notes, pitch, rhythm and length of every sample loaded in the Keyboard. Add and Subtract emphasis by simply triggering the sounds as desired. Game Audio / Animation / Production If your work calls for engine layers (such as in Racing games where speed triggers additional audio tracks), this a great resource for ready to crossfade interactive, adaptable soundscap es to supplement existing layers. Motion / Impact / Transitions / Fades are all covered in the Score FX collection. Credits Score FX is Produced by Ilya Kaplan - Canadian Composer and musical sound designer working in the field of TV / Film drama, animati on and documentary. Specs Score FX sound collections have been encoded for use with Ueberschall's Liquid Player to give complete flexibility. Constraints such as pitch and tempo are a thing of the past. Liquid is an exclusive Virtual Instrument engine co-developed by Celemony, using Melodyne Technology, that works in all the popular DAWs. All samples are recorded and programmed exclusively for Score FX and are 100% license free. No additional license permission required. You can use these samples in trailer s, music library work, scores, songs--anything except for making sample CDs. Liquid Player Features:

Control audio material as simply as MIDI data. Change notes within the phrase. Adapt tempo and key. Select from a wide range of musical scales. Control all parameters in realtime. Pre-screening with adapted pitch and tempo. Easily generate your individual setup. High quality Melodyne technology. Multiple content management. Edit start and ending.

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Quick sound browser. All parameters MIDI controllable. Save audio of original and modified loops. Export to MIDI. Sync to host. Great bandwidth of styles. Highest quality recording equipment.

Score FX II

Score FX II brings all new content to the Score FX family plus added instrument phrases and a new spectrum of mood-guided loops and shots to choose from. Score FX II provides sound content creators of varying sound industry backgrounds easy access to quality underscores, fx, rhythms and atmospheres. The concept of this material was designed for tight integration wit h film score settingsload the content needed to match to video by selecting items through the mood sorted programsbut has broader applications do to the scope of content provided. The included Liquid Player interface integrates with professional DAWs and enables personalization of all material down to the note of each phrase. Mood enlightenment The new Score FX II concept sets a different approach to its forerunner and builds the perfect addition to Score FX I. While the first part concentrated on dark an d thrilling schemes the second release offers you sounds with a lighter character and even more moods to choose from. How it works Score FX II uses a triple-edged approach to content organization for workflow. First off there are 30 construction kits, each kit is comprised of loops which work together to generate a complete ready to use environment for your projects. Secondly there are 3 Categories which house further mood-themed loops, settings and single shots, these groups are:

Accents: with groups such as hope, worry, warm , tense etc.

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Ambient Beds: with mood textures like careful, innocent, neutral and more. Grooves: mood associated rhythms from angry, heavy, worry, sad-shy, to determined and many more.

Thirdly, Score FX II now provides add-on solo riffs and licks. This section includes 134 piano progressions, 84 duduk and sopilka lines, and 109 vocal bits (male, female and child). Score FX II uses the same logical organization and engine as Score FX I. Liquid takes mood altering options to the extreme with its note-based phrase editing interface. Extend, shrink, pitch-shift and stretch any note within a moods loop. Score FX II is Produced by Ilya Kaplan and Stan Fomin - Canadian composers and musical sound designers working in the field of TV / film, animation and documentary. Summary:

7.3 GB; 30 construction kits; 2,644 loops and phrases. Liquid Soundbank for Mac OS X / Windows in Stand-alone and AU, VST and RTAS instrument plug-in formats. Liquid Player included - no sampler required.

SCORETRAX

SCORETRAX is a 24-bit, 7.5 Gb, royalty free music library for Video, Film, Flash, TV, Advertising, Animation, Games, Music on hold, Multimedia, Education, Broadcast, and Website Producers. SCORETRAX features over 300 selected tracks in more than 40 different music styles. Music Styles: Ambient, Bar Jazz, Beat, Big Beat, Blues, Bossanova, Brasil, Breakbeat, Computer Music, Country, Dance, Dancehall, Dirty South, Downbeat, Drum n Bass, Easy Listening, Electro, Eurodance, Filmmusic, Folk, Funk, Hard Rock, Hip Hop, House, Jazz, Jazz Rock, Latin, Metal, Nu Metal, Pop, Pop Ballade, Psycho, Punk, Raggae, RnB, Rock, Samba, Soul, Surf, Swing, Synth Pop, Techno, Trance, TripHop, Western.

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Each of the 300 Tracks is divided into 6 loops for more flexible use:

The Complete Mix The Instrumental Part The Drum Part First Variation Second Variation Intro and Outro

It's easy to use in three steps:


1st step - select a style 2nd step - select a track 3rd step - load it into your project

Utilizing Ueberschall's Elastik engine, the user can set the tempo and key within seconds and combine the tracks with each other until they match perfectly.

Scorpion

2 oscillators Up to 4 note polyphonic (Selectable 1 - 4 voices) 1 LFO (Can Modulate OSC2's Pitch and/or VCF) 2 ADSR Envelopes Ring Modulation Low Pass and Notch Filters Phat 30 dB filter Filter inverse switch Glide (2 types - Constant Rate & Constant Time) Age option (Set the Synth's Age to either New, 10, 20, or 30 years old - this effects the pitch and filter stability!) 2 phat unison modes Reverb, Chorus, Delay, Tremolo and Spectrum effects

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Serafine FX Tron

Powered by Sonic Reality's Kontakt Player-powered Infinite Player, Serafine FX Tron comes with a broad range of sound effects for film, TV, games, radio, music and any multimedia project. From classic sci-fi effects Frank Serafine created for movies like "Tron" to a wide assortment of first call sound effects that multi-media producers are looking for this series has it all. Within the included Infinite Player software sounds can be layered, processed, manipulated and "performed" from a MIDI keyboard. With Serafine FX Tron and Serafine Expansion Collections, detailed below, the possibilities are "infinite". Over the past 30 years, Serafine has worked with some of the best directors in motion pictures. Together with his staff of sound designers, mixers and engineers, he created some of the most widely used and recognizable sound effects found in the industry. It has been featured in many top Hollywood and video game productions, including Tron, Grand Theft Auto 3, The Hunt for Red October, Poltergeist II, Star Trek - The Movie, Lawnmower Man and more. These collections offer amazing sound effects in either basic wave or Infinite Player format: The Serafine Ambience 5.1 Collection is a comprehensive 5.1 surround sound effects library containing over 650 effects recorded with the latest recoding technology in 24 bit / 96 KHz. From subtle room tones to dynamic city ambiences, this collection is sure to provide countless hours of surround ambiences to amplify the audible sense of reality for your Dolby and DTS productions. The Ambience 5.1 Library is provided on a firewire hard drive for ease of use, as the drive contains the data equivalent of about 40 DVDs. The Darwin Chamber Drone Collection provides 200 unique stereo drone and sound effects originated in 24 bit / 96 khz. From alien atmospheres to chilling demonic ambiences, this collection is sure to provide countless hours of creative drones and beds for your productions. The Foley Collection is a collection for use in feature films, video games, television, broadcast, the Web and audio recordings. It was developed by Frank Serafine, a recognized leader in the field of motion picture sound design and production library music. This library is detailed and comprehensive - it offers a large staple of elements required for meticulous sound editing, including doors, footsteps and props. The categories in this collection include: Aerosol, Cans, Bells, Boats, Bodyfalls, Chains, Chairs, Debris, Doors, Drawers, Flesh and Blood, Footsteps,

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Glass, Gooshes, Guns and Bullet Impacts, Leather Movements, Metal Sounds, Paper Sounds, Stones, Trains, Trucks, Wood Sounds, and Zips. The Guns of Cinema Collection is a wide ranging sound effects library that offers gun sounds, gun foley, and indoor / outdoor perspective shots. It was developed by Frank Serafine and Rick Viers and was recorded in cooperation with the Macon County Sheriff Department of Detroit, Michigan. More than 2,100 gun effects were provided from the sheriff's private vaults, ranging from the original "Tommy Gun" and ammo confiscated from the notorious Chicago mob gangster Al Capone, to fully blown modern assault rifles, automatic machine guns, pistols, hand guns, impacts and ricochets. Quick Facts: 352 Gun Foley Sounds, 171 Bullet Impacts, 35 Different weapons, 15 Pistols, 7 Fully Automated Machine Guns, 4 Rifles, 4 Shotguns, 2 Dart Guns, 1 Toy Gun, 1 Squirt Gun, 1 Red Rider BB Gun, 2,131 Total Sound Effects and the final disc contains a feature track on the History of Guns. The Comic Sonic Relief Collection is a comprehensive sound effects library consisting of clever sound effects and music effects with a comedic tone. It was developed by Frank Serafine, in collaboration with Gregg Leonard. This library was developed to serve the ever growing demand for unique and high quality funny, crazy, wacky, zany, traditional, weird and wonderfully hilarious sounds required for making today's comedy and animation films, TV shows and video games. The categories in this collection include: Balloons, Bathroom Sounds, Boings, Drum Sounds, Farts, Guitar Sounds, Horns, Impacts, Kisses, Metal Sounds, Moog Sounds, Motion Sounds, Mouth Sounds, Scrapes, Sirens, Slide Whistles, Spaceships, Squeeze Toys, Timpani Sounds, Violin Sounds, Whistles, and Xylophone. The Human / Animal Collection is a practical sound effects library providing staple nature elements required for post production sound editing. It was developed by Frank Serafine, a recognized leader in the field of motion picture sound design. Isolated Sounds: Applause, Bees, Birds, Breathing, Burps, Chickens, Choking, Cougars, Coughs, Cow Bells, Dinosaurs, Dogs, Eating, Flesh and Blood Sounds, Horses, Lions, Megaphone, Announcements, Pigs, Screams, Slurps, Tigers, and Whistles. The Industrial Collection is a valuable sound effects library of staple industrial elements required for post production sound editing. It was developed by Frank Serafine. Some of the sounds in this collection include: Ambiences, Bicycle Ch ains, Blow Torches, Boat Motors, Computer Sounds, Doors, Electric Sounds, Elevators, Explosions, Fans, Faucets, Fire Extinguishers, Gasoline Pumps, Glasses, Gym Equipment, Jackhammers, Lawn Mowers, Motors, Generators and Compressors, Office Sounds, Paint Mixers, Projectors, Pulleys and Chains, Robot Sounds, Saws, Steam Releases, Switches, Tire Jacks, Turbines, Washing Machines, Weed wackers, and Winches. The Sci-Fi I Collection offers a wide variety of staple science fiction elements. It contains a very specialized collection of valuable building blocks that have been developed during the past 20 years. Many of these sounds were recorded in unique and sometimes dangerous environments, using a variety of processes. These range from vintage analog and digital sampling synthesis, to

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elaborate field microphone techniques. Many of the sounds are the result of recording with microphones invented by Frank Serafine, in order to create and mimic sounds used in several films. Although these sounds are named by virtue of what they most sound like, they can be used in a multitude of applications. The categories in this collection include: Beeps, Tones and Noises, Destruction and Creatures, Industrial and Environmental, Transportation, Weapons and Whooshes. This science fiction Library will heighten the artistic expression of your work and provide you with ease of use and creative freedom. The Sci-Fi II Collection is a comprehensive sound library from Frank Serafine that contains many vintage and modern science fiction sound effects. Over the past 30 years, Serafine has worked with some of the best Science Fiction and Fantasy directors in motion pictures. Together with his staff of exceptional sound designers, mixers and engineers, he created some of the most widely used and recognizable sound effects found in the industry. The Sci-Fi II collection provides a creative resource of all new, fresh, exciting, organic and electronic special sounds to choose from. It was designed to provide spectacular sounds of space, magic, horror and fantasy for your projects. The categories in this collection include: Ambiences, Bells, Breathy Exhales, Chimes, Dinosaurs, Doors, Drowning Aliens, Explosions, Fire, Flesh and Blood, Gongs, Guitars.

Shioitor

Shioitor provides "authentic analogue character" and extensive software features and aims to fulfil the needs of the most demanding musicians and sound designers who use synthesisers in their work. Since it uses a layered architecture, Shioitor has endless sound shaping possibilities. Each laye r can be freely assigned to any MIDI channel or keyboard zone. Its audio output can be routed to any of the available audio outputs. Layers can either be used to create a single massive sound (where all layers respond to a single MIDI channel and a single keyboard zone) or to create many different timbres (where each layer plays a sound on a different MIDI channel). Using Shioitor to play a different sound on each MIDI channel allows Shioitor to work very efficiently as it saves memory and CPU compared to loading in multiple instances of the plugin for each sound.

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Shioitor can work as either a monophonic synthesiser or a polyphonic synthesiser, where each layer can play up to 16 voices of polyphony (dependent on CPU of host computer). These settings are independent for each layer. Also, each layer can have its own independently controlled arpeggiator. In both play modes (mono/poly), it is possible to turn on a Unison mode with tweakable parameters for spread, filter cut-off frequency, panorama and tune. Unison mode will use up polyphony. However, it allows the creating of bigger more defined sounds. Shioitor also has a built in chorus effect. This can be used instead of Unison mode to fatten a sound or it can be used with Unison mode enabled to create much big ger richer sounds. The chorus effect was modelled on classic analogue units, the same type found on old synthesisers. The chorus settings have been reduced to a few parameters with discrete values to make it easier and faster to use. Shioitor is also equipped with a Preset Manager tool which organizes presets into groups. It also has a Timbre Manager which allows searching for layers and arpeggiator sequences within presets. Shioitor comes with a huge library of presets created by famous artists. This allow s users to get up and running quickly. However, for those who love to experiment and create their own sounds, Shioitor will keep them busy for many hours. Shioitor Feature Summary Layers:

8 independent sound layers. Each layer can be assigned to different key zone, MIDI channel. Each layer has its own settings and parameters: polyphony, arpeggiator, chorus and sound -parameters. Dynamic signal routing from layers to outputs. Mute for each layer.

Oscillators:

High-quality band limited oscillators (non-audible aliasing output up to 22khz for base frequency of the note). Two base oscillators: square with PWM and sawtooth. Sub-oscillator with 5 different waveforms to choose. Noise oscillator with 3 different colours to choose.

Filters:

No aliasing at high resonances and high frequencies. Constant-Q and very warm filters. Three filter modes: LP, HP and BP.

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Sound Control:

Two multi-purpose synchronizable LFOs with 6 different wave shapes. Two multi-purpose envelopes with 4 different trigger modes.

Sound Effects:

Built-in chorus effect. Flexible unisono with tune, panorama and filter spread.

Preset Management:

Two kinds of presets: per layer and full set of layers. Presets organised into groups.

MIDI Management:

Advanced MIDI event assignment system. MIDI learn function. Ready at hand simple modulation matrix for modulation and pitch bend wheels.

Arpeggiator:

6 work modes. Full synchronisation. 21 different time bases. Built-in gater/chorder. Tunable step length. Tunable shuffle.

Skins:

Shioitor is provided with four different colour themes. These work and look great in any host DAW. Also, each instance of the plugin stores its skin settings within the host project.

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Silent Way

Silent Way is a suite of plug-ins designed for use as part of a modular analogue synthesiser system. The plug-ins produce no sound themselves, nor do they process sound - rather, they generate signals to be used as control voltages (CVs), which can be patched into the control inputs of oscillators, filters, VCAs, etc. of an analogue system. Also, with the addition of the CV Input plug-in, it is possible to bring CVs from the synth into the computer, for recording or processing. There are several plug-ins in the Silent Way suite - Silent Way DC, Silent Way LFO, Silent Way Trigger, Silent Way CV Input, Silent Way Voice Controller, Silent Way CV To OSC, Silent Way Step LFO, Silent Way Quantizer and Silent Way CV To MIDI. These are described in more detail below. It is anticipated that more plug-ins will be added to the suite in the futu re - watch the website for product announcements. All plug-ins also feature:

Full MIDI and OSC control. MIDI/OSC scriptability. Sample-accurate handling of MIDI note messages.

Silent Way Voice Controller Silent Way Voice Controller is a virtual instrument plug-in designed to directly control an analogue synthesiser by generating the appropriate CV and gate signals via an appropriate audio interface. By listening to the synthesiser's output signal, the plug -in is able to calibrate itself to generate the appropriate pitch CV for the incoming MIDI notes. As well as the basic pitch and gate signals, the plug-in can generate three multi-stage envelope CVs which you can feed to VCAs, VCFs etc. in your synth. Silent Way LFO Silent Way LFO, as its name suggests, is intended as a low frequency oscillator, performing the

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same functions as LFOs in any other synth e.g. vibrato, filter cut-off modulation, auto-pan effects, etc. Silent Way DC Silent Way DC is a simple plug-in that generates constant output signals. It is intended to be used in conjunction with parameter automation (via MIDI or directly by the host application) to generate varying signals. For example, you could use it as an LFO where you draw out the LFO waveform in your host's parameter automation GUI. Silent Way Trigger is a simple plug-in for generating a gate or envelope in response to an incoming MIDI note. A typical application would be for triggering drum sounds, where you might have a number of different sounds mapped to different notes. Expert Sleepers says that Silent Way CV Input is something of a breakthrough in audio interface-based computer/CV interaction, since it lets you get your CVs back into the computer (most other CV-generation software focuses entirely on generating CVs). Moreover this plug-in has no special requirements on the audio interface, and so is not just usable by those with DC coupled interfaces. Silent Way CV To OSC translates CV signals (such as those produced by Silent Way CV Input, for example) into OSC messages. These can in turn be used to control all sorts of software and hardware devices. Silent Way Step LFO is a combination step sequencer and LFO generator. It shares many of the features of the LFO plug-in, but rather than generating waveforms based on simple sine, triangle, etc. waves it generates a waveform that the user draws in the GUI. When the waveform is interpreted as a series of discrete values, rather than as a continuous wave-form, then the output is that of a traditional analogue step sequencer. Silent Way Quantizer is a CV processing plug-in that constrains the incoming (continuous) CVs to a number of discrete values. For example, it can constrain a pitch CV to exact semitone values. This is especially useful when combined with the Step LFO plug -in in order to accurately sequence musical notes, but it can also be used with e.g. the regular LFO plug-in, or with the Voice Controller plug-in to turn portamentos into discrete glissandos. The Quantizer plug-in is capable of loading the calibration data from the Voic e Controller plugin, in order to output accurately calibrated pitches. Silent Way CV To MIDI translates CV signals (such as those produced by Silent Way CV Input, for example) into MIDI messages. These can in turn be used to control all sorts of software and hardware devices. Used in conjunction with, say, Silent Way LFO, the CV To MIDI plug -in provides a standalone means of generating MIDI LFOs, giving Silent Way an application to musicians who have no analogue gear at all.

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Slayer

Slayer is a physical modelled virtual E-Guitar + AMP + Cabinet + FX.


Emulates 3 different pick-up types with 9 string variants. Guitars material and size can be changed (good for acoustic sounds). Built in AMP/Cabinet simulation (6 Amp models & 6 Cabinets) 16 effects "pedals" (eight pre-amp, eight post-amp) including "Wah Wah", Tremolo, Phaser , Chorus, etc. Effect-pedals can be moved around to change the signal-processing order (Drag 'n' Drop). Up and down strumming is supported (up, down, alternate and velocity). Playing-aids for instant gratification. 64 presets. The effects section is also included as a separate effect plugin.

Solo Strings Advanced

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Dan Dean Solo Strings Advanced is an orchestral sample library featuring chromatically sampled Violin, Viola and Cello in both Solo and Ensemble configurations. It is powered by Native Instruments Kontakt 2 Player. Convolution - Timbral and Reverb. This is the first sampling product to employ "Timbral Impulse" technology, developed with Numerical Sound which allows you to match the DDSSA's sound to a captured snapshot of a different string section or solo instrument. Also by Numerical Sound, a custom created library of Reverb Impulses custom designed for use only with the DDSSA. Solo Strings ADVANCED is composed of 3 main instrument groups: 1. All-In-One Instruments, which feature all articulations of each solo instrument (Violin, Viola and Cello) accessible via keyswitching. All six articulations are laid out on separate key-switches - arco, spiccato, pizzicato, tremolo, half step trill and whole step trill. This allows you instant articulation switching. Legato control via MIDI or pedal is implemented. Dean has created special Short Attack sound files in addition to attack and release controls via MIDI. Alternation is also included in this group of instruments. 2. Voice Control instruments. This is a new programming Dean devised for this product. A proprietary ensemble building technology was created, transforming the Solo String samples into beautiful, lush ensembles. Using the Voice Control feature, you can access a solo instrument, 3 instruments or 6 instruments via keyswitching or modwheel. In the case of the Violins, you can choose many different variants from solo instrument to 2 Violin 1+ 1 Violin 2, 3 Violin 1, 3 Violin 1 + 3 Violin 2, 6 Violin 1, 6 Violin 1 + 6 Violin 2 (12 Violins). Each of these ensembles has a distinctly different timbre. All of the Ensemble presets were captured in 24 bit and are extremely quiet. Attack and decay control via MIDI and legato control via MIDI and sustain pedal are also included. 3. Legacy Programming. These are the plug and play/drag and drop instruments you have become used to over the years. Find the instrument you want, open it and play. Sustain pedal controls sustain. Keyboard velocity behaves is you would expect it to. If you want to adjust attack and sustain characteristics, it is ready via MIDI. Dean returned to the original source recordings and re-transferred the sound files, cleaning up the wave files, so there is no noise or other artifacts in the DDSSA. The solo instruments are 16 bit full scale and the ensemble presets are 24 bit. The ensemble arco, arco SA, tremolo, trill half step and trill whole step are looped.

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Solo Strings I

Solo Strings is part of the Symphonic Cube, which consists of ten "Vienna Instruments Collections". Solo Strings features the following instruments:

Violin Viola Violoncello Double bass

Articulations Performances:

Interval Performances: legato, portamento, zigane (gipsy), dtach, marcato, spiccato Fast Interval Performances: legato, marcato, spiccato, harsh Performance Trills Interval Performance Glissandos on the same string, fast and medium speed, up and down Repetition Performances: legato, bow vibrato, portato (slow, medium, fast), staccato, spiccato, harsh Fast Repetitions and ricochet repetitions (accelerando, ritardando) Runs: legato, spiccato; major, minor, chromatic, whole tone Grace notes: normal, slow, zigane Glissandos: medium and fast octave glissandos on the same string

Single notes:

Short notes: staccato, short dtach, long dtach, 4 variations each Long notes: sustains without, with medium, with progressive, with fading vibrato, espressivo; marcato Dynamics: various crescendos & diminuendos, with and without vibrato, fp, sfz, sffz, pfp

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Tremolos: sustains, crescendo & diminuendo Trills: half tone, whole tone, crescendo & diminuendo, constant speed and accelerando Pizzicatos: normal, secco, Bartk pizzicatos Col legno Sul ponticello: staccato, dtach, sustains, crescendos & diminuendos, sfz, sffz, tremolo, repetitions Sul tasto: staccato, dtach, sustains, sforzato, tremolo Natural harmonics: sustains, repetitions, glissandos Artificial harmonics: staccato, sustains, repetitions, glissandos

The Vienna Instrument Engine:


Powerful proprietary streaming audio engine, developed by Vienna Symphonic Library's Christian Teuscher. Up to 3,456 Articulations (Patches) on one MIDI channel. RAM pre-load of up to 25,600 stereo samples (based on 1.6 GB available RAM under Windows; 48,000 samples on a 3 GB Mac G5). 64 stereo voices per instance streaming from disk. Extremely low load times (average 1 sec. per Patch) using pre -caching. Lossless real-time de-compression for using less RAM and hard disk resources. RAM Optimizer kicks unused samples out of RAM. Pre-configured Patches. Performance Detection algorithms integrated in Patches without the need to switch manually between articulations. Trigger comprehensive sets of articulations using hardware controllers (MIDI learn), key switches, and speed, without ever leaving the current MIDI channel. Layer Articulations for simultaneous or crossfade performances in one Preset. Easily design your own Instruments using Drag & Drop. Switch Velocity Crossfades and Release Control on/off on the fly.

Solo Strings II

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Solo Strings II offers 46 GB of all-new articulations of the four solo string instruments. Solo Strings II contains many of the playing techniques that the firs t collection includes, but played "con sordino" (with mutes). It includes articulations such as muted short and long notes, crescendo and diminuendo variations, as well as Interval Performances such as legato, portamento, and trills. Furthermore, additional Legato Performances with very long notes have been recorded for use in slower parts. Thus, every single pitch and velocity is available in 24 variations. Like all Vienna Instruments collections, Solo Strings II is a sample-based virtual instrument that ships in the formats VST (OS X, Win XP/Vista), RTAS (OS X) as well as AU (OS X) and also works stand-alone. Registered users are eligible to download the free mixing and host software Vienna Ensemble 2.

Sonic Charge Micro Tonic

Sonic Charge Tonic (pronounced "MicroTonic") is a drum and percussion synthesizer combined with a pattern based drum-machine engine. You can use Tonic 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 Tonic is 100% synthetic and rendered in real -time. No samples or pre-rendered waveforms are used. Sonic Charge Tonic was created by Magnus Lidstrm. Magnus is best known for his work with Propellerhead Software. In particular, he was the brain behind the highly acclaimed Malstrm synthesizer introduced in Reason 2.0. (Magnus is also responsible for Typhoon, the alternative OS for the Yamaha TX16W.) Features:

Eight channel drum and percussion synthesizer. Fully automatable. Pattern based drum machine engine, synchronized to the host sequencer.

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100% synthetic sound, rendered in real-time. No samples! Versatile sound architecture allow for a wide variety of tweakable drums and effects. Powerful sound shaping possibilities, including equalizing and distortion for each channel. Uncompromised audio quality (Over-sampled oscillators, sample accurate triggering etc.). Extreme parameter ranges with virtually infinite resolutions. Works in any sample -rate. Straightforward and easy to use interface with context menus, popup hints etc. Cut, copy, paste, load and save programs, individual drum patches and patterns. Plenty of creative editing options, including randomizing functions etc. MIDI out support. Use the pattern engine to control other plug-ins. CPU efficient. Typically less than 5% CPU utilization for all eight channels on a 2.0GHz P4. Comes bundled with a hefty chunk of factory sounds and patterns, free to use in productions.

Sonic Charge SynPlant

Synplant is a software synthesizer with a genetic approach to sound creation. Instead of creating patches the conventional way by turning dials and knobs, Synplant lets you explore a world of organic sounds by planting seeds that grow into synth patches. The purpose of this product is to move focus away from the sometimes intricate and difficult process of sound synthesis and instead let you develop sounds by simply using your ears. You will find that creating synth patches with Synplant will be as easy as listeni ng and deciding what you like and then having the sounds evolve in the directions you desire. Although Synplant is exceedingly easy to use, whatever you do, do not let its relative simplicity fool you. Beneath its straightforward and playful interface you will find a versatile synthesizer of the utmost quality with lots of character. Also, once you are ready to get your hands dirty and dig deeper

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into the anatomy of Synplant you will have the option to crack open your sound seeds and modify their underlying genetic code.

Sonic Birth

SonicBirth is an "AudioUnit/VST designing application". It allows users to build their own AudioUnit/VST plugins, either by working with existing circuits or by creating circuits completely from scratch. SonicBirth is also an AudioUnits package, as it comes bundled with a set of plugins designed for standalone use as plugins as well as pre-constructed circuits to modify or build upon for creating new plugins. Whether you're looking for traditional eqs, compressors, and reverbs, or softsynths, distortion, and filters, etc., SonicBirth allows you freedom and creativity over your sound. SonicBirth is based on a powerful, flexible engine. Every plugin can be used in 32 bits or 64 bits for added precision. Since all plugins share this engine, any improvement in speed will benefit all of them.

Sonik Synth

Sonik Synth sounds are created using multiple layers of up to 16 multitimbral parts with effects and a variety of synth engines combined together. Covering a wide range of ethereal

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soundscapes, moving bass tones, leads, orchestral textures, spectral and vocal formant pads and all of the workstation variety of keyboard sounds and drums in one package. Sonik Synth 2 gives the user fast access to more than 500 sounds designed with layeri ng of more than 1,000 individual parts made up of multisampled instruments, waveforms and performance elements. Each of these parts can also be combined by the user to obtain millions of different sonic possibilities giving this synth workstation plug -in the flexibility of endless creativity. At the heart of Sonik Synth 2 is source material from Sonic Reality. Waves and textures ranging from original orchestral soundscapes to rich vocal layers to wine glasses to traditional instruments like pianos, organs, guitars, drums and ethnic instruments are the elements of Sonik Synth 2's massive sound set. Beautiful true analog circuitry and a variety of flavors from different manufacturers and models makes the broad range of collectible vintage synths from around the world appealing in so many styles of music. Sonic Reality has compiled one of the most diverse sample collections of vintage synthesizers ever and incorporated a virtual synth museum inside of Sonik Synth 2. With the character of classic analog and digital hybrid synths ranging from the most popular sounds used on endless hit songs to the esoteric and unique flavors of rare keyboards, Sonik Synth 2 has it all. From the rich character of synth sounds to real instrument sounds and combinations used on popular recordings to new dynamic and inspiring explorations in sound, Sonik Synth 2 is vast and powerful for styles of music ranging from film soundtracks to classic rock to R&B or to the latest dance styles and beyond. Sonik Synth 2 offers a unique, state-of-the-art software design with many special features and sounds. 32-bit synth engine including IK's multisample playback and exclusive harmonic STRETCH synthesis. 5 global combi effects and 5 insert effects per part for a total of 85 different effects slots. More than 30 DSP effects to choose from, developed using sophisticated analog modeling cover popular effect needs within this amazing synth-workstation. From Classic Analog Modeled Filters to Vintage Phasers, Flangers, BPM Sync Delays, Choruses, Tube Modeled Pre Amps, EQs, Compressors, Distortions and many more fully automatable effects, Sonik Synth 2 has everything you'll need to shape your sounds like never before.

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Sonik Synth Free

Sonik Synth 2 FREE is a fully functioning, but sound set limited, version of Sonik Synth 2. Sonik Synth 2 offers a unique, state-of-the-art software design with many special features and sounds. 32-bit synth engine including IK's multisample playback and exclusive harmonic STRETCH synthesis. 5 global combi effects and 5 insert effects per part for a total of 85 different effects slots. More than 30 DSP effects to choose from, developed using sophisticated analog modeling cover popular effect needs within this amazing synth-workstation. From Classic Analog Modeled Filters to Vintage Phasers, Flangers, BPM Sync Delays, Choruses, Tube Modeled Pre Amps, EQs, Compressors, Distortions and many more fully automatable effects, Sonik Synth 2 has everything you'll need to shape your sounds like never before.

Sophistry

Sophistry is a CronoX3 instrument with all features of the CronoX3 plus over 700 "ambient" presets based on more than 5 GB of samples from Particular Sound.

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Features:

Free Filter with new, continuously adjustable, modulatable filter-type. Loop Sampler Generator with individually modulatable loop-points and start-point. Versatile architecture with 4 generator modules that are mixed into two filters. Easy-Edit panel allowing preset browsing and quick access to main parameters. Powerful, editable arpeggiator with up to 32 steps. Stereo and 5.1 support (2 generators, both filters and 3 of the effects units can be mixed in 5.1 format. Settings are stored as part of the preset). Analogue-modeled Oscillator Generator for real-time analog-style synthesis. Time-Sampler with independent real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting. Wavetable (Schrader) Generator that offers wavetable-like operation using any sample. Capable of loading up to 64 samples per loop sampler. Sampler Generators support audio formats incl. WAV and AIFF up to 24bit/96kHz. 2 analog-style multimode stereo filters with modulatable cutoff frequency and resonance. 7 ADSFR-type envelopes for controlling output amplitudes and cutoff frequencies, as well as two freely assignable Modulation Envelopes. 4 independent LFOs with various waveforms and MIDI-sync capabilities. LFO Waves have adjustable delay, attack and decay time and waveform-symmetry. Modulation Matrix with 10 routings for connecting 30 sources and 56 destinations. Fully recognizes Velocity, Aftertouch, Pitchbend, Modwheel and various other MIDI controllers, and includes a MIDI Learn function for easy controller assignment. 6 simultaneously available effects units, including various Delays, Chorus, Phaser, Filter, Flanger, Gator, Stereo Enhancer, Parametric EQ and Crusher. Mono/Polyphonic Portamento/Glide featuring "Fingered" mode and Auto-Bend Modes. Full microtonal capabilities (TUN/Scala support). 32-voice polyphony (CPU dependent).

Soundberg

Soundberg has a built in recorder that allows you to sample your own sounds with ease and with the modulation busses you can even do granular time and pitch shifting. Features:

Built in sample recorder. Drag & Drop sample loading. 4 Sample zones per group. Sample editor. Keygroups and velocity zones.

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3 filter-types: LP, HP & BP with Q. Filter and volume ADSR envelopes. LFO with delay. 2 modulation busses.

SoundFont Synth

Main Features:

Uses Apple's DLS synthesizer engine to produce high quality sounds. Uses industry standard SoundFont files (.sf2).

Sounds Of Berlin

The musical-metropolis Berlin has been a major influence on the Electro and Minimal Scene. Ueberschall has captured this spirit with Sounds of Berlin. The first part of this series features the artists Ruede Hagelstein and Asem Shama. Both DJs are well known for their releases on labels such as "Upon You", "Lebensfreude" and "Sportclub". Sounds of Berlin covers the different sub-genres of minimal sound - from 120 BPM AfterhourHouse to 130 BPM Dancefloor-Techno - and is oriented around labels and themes such as "Kompakt", "Mobilee", "Vakant", "Boxer" and "Cocoon". 1 GB content / 1258 Loops & Samples / 75 construction kits.

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Each of the 75 construction kits is broken down into its single lines, each kit offers bass loops, synth loops and drum and percussion loops which can be integrated easily into every live set, thanks to Elastik. For your own groove creation you can use the single drum sounds. All material is preprogrammed and ready to roll out thanks to the bundled Elastik interface. Elastik has many features which compliment the electro genre nicely: filters per note, hi quality transposition, granulation effects, volume settings per note and easy mixing with additional Elastik libraries. Credits:

Asem Shama: Since the early '90s he has been one of the pioneers of Germany's electronic music scene. The Berlin-based DJ has released over 80 tracks on different labels and played in clubs from Brazil to Japan. Today he is producing artists such as Monika Kruse and Marc Miroir. Ruede Hagelstein: Resident-DJ of the Berlin "Watergate" club since 2006. He became a member of "Upon You" records with his first EP "Ghostdriver" in 2007. Since then his tunes are played by DJs such as Sven Vth or Michael Meyer and appeared on different compilations by "Cocoon" and other labels.

Sound Of Polynesia

Sound Library plugin based on Native Instruments' Kompakt/Intakt. This instrument's interface will be visually identical except for the absence of the menu bar on the left side and is functionally identical except it can only load it's included library.

A wonderful and unique sample library for everyone who would like to discover the rich sounds of the South Pacific and use them in their music. The library was produced by Airileke ('Airi') Ingram who recorded a host of indigenous instruments. There are also village ambience tracks from Airi's village Gabagaba in Central Province of Papua New Guinea and Munum village in the Morobe Province, and spoken and chanted vocals. Most of the instruments in this CD come from Papua New Guinea ('PNG'), a

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nation in the western region of the South Pacific Ocean, to the north of Australia. It is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world with over 800 languages and over 3000 dialects. Features:

Over 600 Mb of instruments, rhythms, vocals & other indigenous and unique samples from the islands of the South Pacific and Australia. Access to individual instruments and individual hits within loops. Easy and intuitive user interface. Based on KONTAKT audio engine. Loops use one or more of the three sampler-modes: Beat Machine with ISE (Individual Slice Edit), Time Machine and standard Sampler mode. Easy synchronization of loops to MIDI tempo. MIDI file export permits groove, accent, and feel manipulation in any host sequencer. Integrated effects: Group filter including low-pass, high-pass, band-reject or band-pass modes, global filter, lo-fi, distortion, syncable delay. Modulation section provides AHDSR envelope, two individual syncable LFOs, envelope follower and a DBD pitch envelope. Total Recall.

Sounds Of The 70s

Sounds of the 70s delivers the undiluted heart of soul, disco, funk, and punk: recreated, sampled, and reborn. It features construction kits, grooves, hits and instruments, written and produced by Mike Wilkie and Matthew Corbett for Zero-G. All the rhythm material has further been lovingly sliced and diced to form a flexible production powerhouse based on the Native Instruments Intakt plug-in engine. Library Content:

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Huge library of totally original but totally authentic 70s -style instrument and percussion performances, arranged in construction kits together with their broken-out grooves and tool kits. Over 1.4 Gigabytes of samples.

Soundscapes

Soundscapes: Cinematic Moods and Atmospheres is an Elastik Player-powered sound library that consists mainly of dreamy moods with smooth harmonies and off-axis accents. Ueberschall says that the moods are an excellent fit for the needs of scoring, game audio, temp tracks, trailers, songs, audio logos, advertising, websites and of course as background music. Each of the 24 Construction Kits consists of an intro, outro and a main mix. Furthermore all parts used to create the main mix are available for individual selection and every single element within a part is further broken down. With the flexible Elastik engine, you can easily mix and modify several of the 809 single-stems at once to create on-the-fly complete new moods. These features give you the possibility of altering the 2.78 GB of content to fit your needs. Each construction kit is grouped into several sub-folders:

Intro/Outro: Here you can find the matching intro/outro track for the construction kit. Main Kit: Includes the main theme, with all of its sounds and phrases. Drum Shots: The single-shots are gathered in this folder, making it easy to find all percussive sounds used to make additional drumming and percussive rhythms.

The given structure and features like labeled key signature and tempo information, makes it as easy as possible to find a song or groove that will match your tracking needs and goals. Additionally the Elastik Player offers many DSP functions to adjust the songs to further fit your productions / creations.

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SoundShuttle

SoundShuttle allows over 40,000 sounds in the PowerFX database to be be previewed, auditioned, and downloaded directly from your sequencer. After purchasing and downloading the SoundShuttle, users are automatically logged in to the entire PowerFX Sound Shuttle library for instant access to thousands of sounds and samples. Features:

Looping preview files. Real time synchronization with host. Unzipping sounds on the fly. Drag-n-drop downloads to your host.

SoundStage

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SoundStage is designed to provide a comprehensive standard palette of instruments for composers, home studio enthusiasts, songwriters, educators, live musicians, or anyone looking to expand their instrumental palette. SoundStage features over 200 instruments based loosely on the GM GS spec including, drums, keyboards, guitars, basses, synths, ethnic percussion, orchestral instruments and much more, all programmed by sound designer Jennifer Hruska. SoundStage comes equipped with its own efficient virtual instrument engine complete with a selection of high quality FX by SONiVOX and iZotope including Chorus, Delay, Reverb, and EQ, as well as easy to use filter and envelope controls section enabling the user easy sculpting of sounds.

Space Synthetizer / Effects

Dynamic polyphony (CPU dependent). A sequencer controlled evolving waveform oscillator. Feedback resonator. Ensemble. Filter. Stereo delay. Integrated analog style sequencer. Extensive set of modulation options. 256 presets. The bundle also includes The SpaceEffect and The FlexFX plugin package, which contains the following plugins: o Chaotic LP Filter (with MIDI syncable LFO). o Chaotic HP Filter (with MIDI syncable LFO). o Fat Resonator (with MIDI syncable LFO). o The Ensemble effect.

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Stereo Feedback Delay (with MIDI sync).

StormBreakz

Sound Library plugin based on Native Instruments' Intakt.

Stormbreakz, from multi award winning producers Quantum Leap features 2 of the 6 categories of loops included in Stormdrum - Big Beats and Fastbreaks. Big Beats is mid tempo with a bad attitude, and Fastbreaks is fast, furious and frequently wicked. Stormbreakz also includes additional loops from the Film Tech category of Stormdrum and multi-sampled electronic drumkits and tech hits, made from processing live drum sounds. All of the loops are based on 'live drum breaks', not drum Machines. Additional mixes are processed with analog filters, neural technology, analog distortion and dozens of plug -ins. Key features:

Features 2 of the 6 categories of loops from Quantum Leap "Stormdrum" - Big Beats and Fastbreaks. Produced by multi award winning Quantum Leap producer Nick Phoenix. Presented in a construction kit format with intro, fills, endings and variations. Includes a special version of Intakt Sampler from Native Instruments (plug-in or standalone) for Mac and Windows specifically designed for loop playback.

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Stormdrum

Sound Library plugin based on Native Instruments' Kompakt/Intakt. This instrument's interface will be visually identical except for the absence of the menu bar on the left side and is functionally identical except it can only load it's included library. STORMDRUM includes intense multi-sampled acoustic drumkits. Each drum has up to 24-way velocity switching, with left and right hand samples. There are subtle ambient versions and huge sounding versions as well. There are 18 snares. These have left and right hand samples from the inside and outside of the drum, as well as rimshots. A typical hi-hat contains 200 samples. There are 20 kick drums, 10 cymbals and 8 tom sets. Features:

Access to individual instruments and individual hits within loops. Easy and intuitive user interface. Based on KONTAKT audio engine. Loops use one or more of the three sampler-modes: Beat Machine with ISE (Individual Slice Edit), Time Machine and standard Sampler mode. Easy synchronization of loops to MIDI tempo. MIDI file export permits groove, accent, and feel manipulation in any host sequencer. Integrated effects: Group filter including low-pass, high-pass, band-reject or band-pass modes, global filter, lo-fi, distortion, syncable delay. Modulation section provides AHDSR envelope, two individual syncable LFOs, envelope follower and a DBD pitch envelope. Total Recall.

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Stradivari Solo Violin

Stradivari Solo Violin is a Kontakt Player 2 based violin sound library. With the Stradivari Solo Violin, Garritan aims to place one of the world's best violins, three hundred years old and worth millions, in the hands of any performer with a computer and keyboard. "Thrilling" dynamic and timbral changes can be created within a single note or phrase using exclusive "harmonic-alignment" and "sonic-morphing" technologies, which phase-aligns a series of samples into cohesive real-time performances that will, apparently, "blow away" anything previously achieved by traditional sampling techniques. The Stradivari Solo Violin is also the first hybrid violin using instrument body resonances that allow for new levels of expression. Control onset, rate and intensity of vibrato, change articulations in real-time, and more. Stradivari Solo Violin was created by Giorgio Tommasini, Stefano Lucato and Gary Garritan.

String

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String is a virtual instrument that emulates the beautiful sound of the polyphonic string synthesizer. String's authentic tone comes from its accurate emulation of the divide -down oscillator technology behind the lush ensemble synths of the '70s. String has two individual sound generating Layers, each housing three phase-locked oscillator stops at 16', 8' and 4' ranges for Layer 1, and 8', 4', and 2' ranges for Layer 2. The relative volumes of each stop can be finely tuned to produce an enormous range of timbres. Both Layers have controllable note split points. Layers can be placed so that each is controlled by a specific range on the keyboard, or even overlapped and stacked together. Each Layer has its own Voicing Mode from a choice of Monophonic with Last, Low, and High Note Priorities, Paraphonic, and Polyphonic. In Polyphonic mode each voice has its own Attack/Release amplitude modulation envelope. In Paraphonic mode all voices within a Layer share a single monophonic Attack/Release amplitude envelope. The Monophonic Modes produce a single voice, which can be either the Lowest, Highest, or Last note pressed. Layers can be further shaped using the monophonic Filter section. This section has several Filter types; a Highpass / Lowpass pair of filters in series, an analogue resonant filter in either Lowpass, Bandpass, or Highpass modes with various modulation options (including Channel Aftertouch), and a 9-Band EQ. The Filter section can also be switched off altogether. Both Layers can be individually routed into the Effects section. Layer 1 can also optionally be routed directly into Layer 2's Filter to produce serial Filter tones. String's Chorus section is modeled on the bucket-brigade device that characterized the sound of the classic ensemble synths. Select from two different Chorus algorithms for either an authentic Ensemble timbre (Type 1), or a more modern, denser sound. (Type 2). A built -in stereo Phaser can be used to add movement, depth, and interest to String timbres. The Effects section is rounded off with two mono bucket-brigade device delay units with independent time and feedback settings, which can be tempo synced, and linked together into a single stereo delay. All controls can be easily mapped to a hardware controller using the simplified MIDI Learn feature.

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Strings Ensembles

From the legendary artist, composer and string virtuoso Miroslav Vitous comes the String Ensembles virtual instrument. This collection is described as "a composer's dream" and is said to bring "a stunning level of elegance and expressiveness to the world of orchestral strings". Two different ensembles are included: Large Orchestra (24 violins, 14 violas, 12 celli, and 9 basses) and Chamber Ensemble (14 violins, 8 violas, 5 celli, and 4 basses), and the collection offers individual control of each instrument section. Multiple artic ulations are included, such as long sustained notes, detaches, legatos, staccato, tremolo, sforzando, sul pont, and more. Extensive custom programming yields unique results that distinguishes Miroslav's String Ensembles from any other string library. Sections respond musically and flexibly according to the performance of the player, automatically alternating samples and providing realism and vitality. The library is designed to be extremely easy to use; simply load up the desired patch and begin creating beautiful string arrangements. Comes complete with Best Service Engine sample player.

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String Studio VS-1

String Studio VS-1 swaps the traditional oscillator, filter, and envelope pattern for real -life string instrument components. At the core of String Studio lies a new, cutting edge physical model of strings interacting with picks, bows, hammers, fingers, frets, dampers, and soundboards. Through this direct approach, String Studio delivers stunning guitars, basses, harps, clavinets, bowed instruments, percussions as well as rich and animated tones that blend the warmth, naturalness, and density of real-life with unique and innovative timbres from yet unheard instruments. String Studio Highlights:

Entirely based on physical modeling for outstanding sound quality. Top quality preset library. Real time calculation of sound - no samples. 32bit floating point internal processing. Audio bit-depth and sample rates up to 24bit/192kHz. Integrated audio recorder to capture performance on the fly. Integrated browser and locate function for easy navigation and organization of presets. Import/Export functions for easy sharing of presets. Unlimited undo/redo capability. Standalone operation - no host application required. Standard plugin formats support. Full audio and MIDI hardware support. Simultaneous operation of multiple MIDI ports. MIDI automation and program change support. User defined MIDI maps with MIDI Learn. High quality integrated master effects: chorus, delay and reverb. MIDI Clock, tap and host tempo synchronization. Dynamic voice allocation and CPU overhead protection.

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Strings Dream Synthesizer

Strings Dream Synthesizer is able to reproduce the infinite array of rich, analogue pads from the most famous strings machines in synthesizer history - emulating the classic Eminent Solina as well as its sister keyboards from Elka, Crumar and even their Japanese cousins. Strings Dream Synthesizer does not use samples. Instead the "octave divider" circuitry typical of those early polyphonic synths has been natively emulated, so that all sounds are computed in realtime in true VA fashion. The fundamental "Ensemble" effect (like the vintage Solina chorus) accurately follows the architecture of its hardware counterpart, including the BBD chip behaviour for truly ri ch modulation. However, it has been extended for a wider range of "chorus" effects. Strings Dream Synthesizer is easy to use. Its layout and features take their cue from and expand upon the familiar Solina design, with only the necessary controls to achieve the textures of the other strings machines. Main Features:

"True analogue sound", VA "Octave Divider" emulation, (no samples used). 43 voices full polyphony, plus mono legato on bass section. Vintage audio effects on board. MIDI learn on every knob. 3 skins included.

Plus:

A full ADSR envelope generator and Waveform selection (for several strings and organs sounds). Volume fader and switch for each of 6 stops (C.Bass, Cello, Brass, Horn, Viola and Violin). The fader for each stop allows an almost infinite number of mixtures.

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A powerful parameter to tune the relative phase of Violin wave against the other voices. Brightness and highpass filters are also adjustable. More performance flexibility with MIDI velocity and polyphonic mode selectable. Note also that the C.Bass and Cello are monophonic with full legato mode and you can select one of eight keyboard split points, allowing you to layer the mono voices with the others. Chorus "Ensemble" effect with "Bucket-brigade device" tone. Four-stage Phaser for those famous "Jarre pads" and other Tangerine Dream sounds. Exclusive reverb with the ability to morph on request to that "trembling" sound of the vintage spring reverb units.

Strobe

DCAM: Synth Squad is a collection of 4 software instruments:


Strobe: a performance synth - easy to program, begs to be played. Amber: a divide-down string ensemble synth emulation. Cypher: a complex 3-osc synth with dual filters/waveshapers and realistic audio-rate modulation. Fusor: a semi-modular layering/FX/step-sequencing environment for the above synths.

Designed to be as easy to program and satisfying to play as an analogue monosynth, Strobe also adds polyphony, osc-stacking, a versatile multimode filter and deep modulation to create a modern classic. Strobe specializes in no-nonsense analogue-style leads, sick basses and complex pads.

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Strum Acoustic GS-1

Strum Acoustic GS-1 is an acoustic guitar software synthesizer based on the latest AAS physical modeling technology. Strum provides a collection of steel and nylon aco ustic guitars and includes elaborate voicing and strumming modules for the realistic reproduction of a guitarist's playing techniques. Chords played on the keyboard are automatically voiced for the guitar while strumming and picking actions are reproduced by an auto-strum function, special strumming keys, or MIDI loops. EQ, multi-effect, and reverb modules complete the package.

Keyboardist's Acoustic Guitar: Can't learn the guitar in time for your deadline. Your favorite session player is out of town. ROMplers are not quite there. Strum is the justright solution. Play a folk song with open chords: Play the chords you know and Strum voices them as a guitarist would. Strum on your keyboard: Auto-strum chords or play them via strumming keys or MIDI loops. Pick a guitar from your collection: Go from nylon to steel, from jumbo to concert, or from country rock to finger-style classical. Create your own space: Add warmth with the EQ, lush with the chorus, and space with the reverb.

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Strum Acoustic Session

Strum Acoustic Session is an acoustic guitar software synthesizer based on the latest AAS physical modeling technology; it's a reduced-feature-set version of its big brother, Strum Acoustic GS-1 (providing fewer presets, chord voicings and modules). The right voicings for the chords you know Strum Acoustic Session's chord library contains basic and extended chords available in movable voicings. Play the chords you know and Strum Acoustic voices them as a guitarist would. Pick a guitar from your collection Strum Acoustic Session features nylon- and steel-string guitars prepped in pick- or fingersounding colors. A tight collection that covers the standard acoustic guitar sounds. Strum on your keyboard Down- and up-strokes, slides and bends, hammer-ons and pull-offs, palm muting, muffled strings, and arpeggios are all part of Strum Acoustic's playing technique vocabulary. Performing them is simply a matter of using the strumming keys or MIDI loops. The benefits of physical modeling Strum Acoustic is an inspiring and animated instrument that reacts dynamically to your playing. Presets, loading in a flash, ensure a smooth workflow. Synthesis parameters alter the sound at its core foundation. Specifications

Audio bit-depth and sample rates up to 24-bit/192kHz. MIDI and host automation support. MIDI Program Change support. Host tempo synchronization.

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Strum Electric GS-1

Strum Electric GS-1 is a guitar track production plug-in for music producers and composers. Based on the latest AAS physical modeling technology, Strum Electric includes a collection of classic single coil- and humbucker-fitted guitars, a two-channel amplifier with spring reverb, a speaker cabinet, and effects all featured in a ready-made preset library. It also includes an elaborate voicing module which automatically voices chords played on the keyboard as a guitar player would on the fretboard. Techniques such as down- and up-strokes, slides and bends, hammer-ons and pull-offs, palm muting, muffled strings, and arpeggios are triggered by special strumming keys. Strum Electric also ships with a MIDI loops library which provides rhythmic figures, strumming patterns, and chord progressions in various musical styles.

Studio Instruments

Cakewalk Studio Instruments is a dual platform Virtual Instrument collection providing a high quality Drum Kit, Bass Guitar, Electric Piano, and String Section.

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With Studio Instruments, Cakewalk introduces a virtual instrument collection that is accessible to anyone, not just musicians, through its photo-realistic, animated, and interactive user interface. With point and click ease and professionally recorded patterns, Studio Instruments delivers a simple and fun way for all to make music. Cakewalk Studio Instruments is driven by Expression Engine, the same technology found in Cakewalk's professional line of instruments, including Dimension Pro. Studio Instruments' feature animated, photo-realistic user interfaces, and each instrument present a true interactive music making experience: just click on a cymbal, and see and hear it crash. Each instrument accurately replicates the sound of its real-world counterpart and features simple control over the most essential functions of the instrument. In addition, Studio Instruments includes a comprehensive collection of pre -recorded patterns and presets providing a creative jump-start to making music. These patterns can be placed on multiple pads that the user simply clicks to trigger sections of their songs. Cakewalk Studio Instruments also allow the user to play the individual sounds of each instrument from their computer keyboard - if you can type, you can now play drums, piano, bass, or electric piano. More advanced users can easily control Cakewalk Studio Instruments with a MIDI keyboard or other MIDI controller. Each Studio Instrument also features customized companion effects to enhance their sounds. Drum Kit

Load multiple Drum sound programs and play pre-recorded drum grooves in a variety of styles. Includes patterns in a variety of styles: Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Jazz, Blues, Funk, and more. Drag patterns into your recording software to make variations. Use your MIDI controller, computer keyboard, or mouse to play Drums. Drums pulse and cymbals crash in time with the music. Use built-in compression and reverb to get edgy and realistic sounds. Control tuning, panning, and volume for infinite variety. Load and trigger multiple grooves for different sections of your song.

Bass Guitar

Load presets for multiple electric bass sounds from classic to modern. Play essential bass lines in a variety of styles and easily transpose them to the key of your song. Includes patterns in a variety of styles: Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Jazz, Blues, Funk, and more. You can also drag patterns into your recording software to make variations. Get bass sounds ranging from aggressive to smooth with control over Bass, Mid, Treble, Drive, and Compression. Select Pick-ups and Slide between notes for even more realistic sounds. Use your MIDI controller, computer keyboard, or interactive fretboard to play. Strings strum in time with the music. Load and trigger multiple bass lines for different sections of your song.

Electric Piano

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Load presets for multiple electric keyboard sounds from classic to modern. Play pre-recorded keyboard chord changes and lines in a variety of styles and easily transpose them to the key of your song. Includes patterns in a variety of styles: Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Jazz, Blues, Funk, and more. You can also drag patterns into your recording software to make variations. Get awesome tones with special effects like Drive, Chorus, and Tremolo. Use your MIDI controller, computer keyboard, or click interactive keys to play Keys play in time with the music. Load and trigger multiple keyboard parts for different sections of your song.

Strings

Load presets for multiple string section sounds ranging from lush and ambient to orchestral and cinematic. Play commonly used string section parts in a variety of styleseasily transpose them to the key of your song. Includes patterns in a variety of styles: Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Jazz, Blues, Funk, and more. You can also drag patterns into your recording software to make variations. Use your MIDI controller, computer keyboard, or click interactive keys to play. Bass, Cello, and Violin are bowed in time to the music. Control the nuances of your string sounds with control over Attack, Release, Chorus, and Reverb for the string section, plus pan and tone for each individual instrument. Load and trigger multiple string section parts for different sections of your song.

Studio Units

The Studio Units plug-in collection is a new framework for bespoke MIDI and audio processor design:

Effortlessly combines instruments and effects in new ways. Seamlessly integrates with plug-ins from other manufacturers. Converts between plug-in parameters, MIDI controllers and audio signals. Free library of essential audio engineering tools and bizarre inventions.

There are 33 SU plug-ins, which are building blocks that can be used to create more sophisticated sound processors. The SU library combines these plug-ins in the following effect patches, available without the purchase of a licence:

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Analog Equalizer provides a ten-octave equalizer modeled on analog electronic circuits. Delay Equalizer is a feedback delay that offers panning, rectification, ping pong and filtering options. Low-pass Filter is a filter with a smoothly variable cutoff frequency. Low-pass Follower modulates filter cutoff frequency based on the envelope of the input signal. Mastering Equalizer exhibits linear phase characteristics and extreme levels of interband separation. Mastering Limiter provides a way of increasing perceived output levels in a neutral sounding way. Multiband Compressor applies vacuum-tube compression to the individual octaves of a signal. Tape Compressor emulates the compression characteristics of analog tape recorders. Transient Controller allows independent control over attack, decay and sustain components of audio signals. Tube Follower modulates vacuum-tube saturation based on the input signal's envelope. Tube Vocoder combines its left and right inputs as carrier and modulator, also utilizing vacuum-tube emulation.

Studio Works

Studio Works provides live sounding, funk-filled, organic loop content, powered by Ueberschall's Elastik Player. Diverse variations of Soul and sub-genres are provided for each instrument choice, with top notch players providing unique character and originality to their phrase treatment and articulation. Ueberschall set out to capture the best of the "Studio A" session feel using premium analog gear with proprietary mixing and mastering methods. Zero MIDI quantizing was desired or applied for the purposes of this release, thereby retaining the live human-made vibe in all phrases and grooves. This 1.8 GB package is compatible with Soul, Funk, RnB, Acid Jazz, House and Downbeat sound environments. In addition to construction kits, a substantial selection of individual phrases are also provided. These kinds of tones and the broad range of variety included offer a universal

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appeal for countless additional genres, old, new and hybrid. Studio Works provides a convenient way to access a variety of full bodied, naturally enriched tone without having to setup, engineer, schedule and oversee sessions under tight budgets and time restraints. Analog Foundation Ueberschall strived to maintain richness of tone from the ground up in their approach and implementation of methods to assemble this collection. Zero Virtual Instruments/Virtual Effects were used, leaving the material in its most transparent valve, tube, tape enhanced state, to further alter and treat at your discretion. Here is a list of analog processing and sweetening tools applied throughout this collection:

Reuenzehn Suitcase Preamp Mu-Tron Phasor II Wem Watkins copicat Roland RE-201 Roland RE-301 Universal Audio 6176 Universal Audio 1176 LN Avalon VT 747 Drawmer 1969 TL Audio 5051 Ivory 2 Engl, Vox & Peavey Tube Amps Nagra mono & stereo Tape recorders Groove Tubes - Tube Preamp for Bass Groove Tubes - GT40 Shure SM 57 Sennheiser MD 421 Neumann U 87 Neumann KM-184 Morley Wah-Wah Boss TWah TW-1 Boss Super Phaser PH-2

This library totals 1082 loops and 414 single sounds. All instruments in this rele ase have been performed by experienced drummers, keyboardists, guitarists, percussionists and others. It also features bonus electronic grooves which were specially constructed to gel with the retro stylings of this compilation. In addition to the warmth provided by analog coloration in the recording process, fidelity and textural contrast are further complemented by the use of classic recognized, respected and/or unique musical instruments. Live -played Phrases and Single Shots were recorded from:

Drums:
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Sonor Delight Tama Congas Percussion

Basses: Fender Jazz Bass (1965) Fender Precision Bass (1972) Yamaha TRB-6P Musicman Stingray Guitars: o Fender Stratocaster o Gibson Les Paul o Framus Steelguitar Waikiki Electric Pianos / Synthesizers: o Fender Rhodes Mark 1 (1973, 1977) o Wurlitzer Piano 200a o Hohner Clavinet D6 o Hammond B3 o Korg CX3 o Philips Philicorda o Moog Voyager o Moog The Rogue o Korg MS10 o Korg MS20 o Solina String-Ensemble o Korg Microkorg o Korg Polysix o Glockenspiel (Sonor) o Vibraphon (Sonor) Drum Synthesizers: o Jomox xBase o Syncussion DRM1 o Korg Minipops o Boss Hand Clapper HC-2
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Elastik Player All of Studio Works funky sounds are programmed for the Elastik Audio engine, so you'll have fast access to pre-mapped and structurally organized presets for fast track usage. Mix or stack material within this release or with additional Elastik archives rapidly thanks to Elastik's built -in DSP effects. Plus you can modify, remap, filter, pitch shift, tempo sync, change loop slices down to granular levels and save your own preset. Key Players:

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Drums by: Beni Reimann, Matthias Wagner, Alex Nehe. Bass: Michael Fetscher. Electric pianos: Tom Wauch, Michael Fetscher. Guitar: Michael Fetscher, Steve Turgoose, Tom Wauch. Percussion: Beni Reimann, Topo Gioia, Alex Resch, Rolf Nill, Michael Fetscher. Organ: Michael Fetscher, Markus Lang. Synthesizers: Michael Fetscher, Tom Wauch, Markus Lang. Electro beat programming: Michael Fetscher.

Spotlight:

No MIDI (natural, artistic live feel). Live recorded Instruments (real instrument sources, not from synthetic DSP). Best studio equipment. Played by professional musicians (experience, skill and exposure embedded). Inspired by Nu Jazz and Acid Funk. Brings natural touch to any song (great on its own or to beef up the live feel in a digita l piece). Elastik Player for harmonious sync with every project.

StudioPhonik

Studiophonik is a virtual instrument plug-in dedicated to reproducing the diverse sounds and instrumentation of full guitar, bass and drum bands recorded in high -end studios and includes a diverse collection of incredibly realistic instruments. It's like having three plug -ins in one, putting a complete studio with the ultimate selection of top -of-the-line and collectible vintage guitars, basses and drums right at your fingertips. Studiophonik combines high-quality studio drum, bass and guitar instruments with powerful built-in modeled studio effects of the SampleTank engine to bring you a unique 'virtual band' instrument like no other. Studiophonik also gives you deeper control o f pickups, microphones, performance nuances and mixing for the ultimate studio instrument expression. With more control over the sound, you can adjust ambient mics on drums, change pickups on guitars and

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basses in real-time and process them internally with vintage modeled compressors, EQ, limiters, guitar amps, phasers, flangers, delays, reverbs and more. Studiophonik includes over 30 high-quality instruments with a wide range of brands offering one of the most authentic and diverse collections of guitar, bass and drums.

Stylus Classic

3 GB core library Insane new remix grooves and samples by Eric Persing Over a thousand turntable tricks, skips, stops, beat-juggling and scratch FX Killer live percussion loops can be added to any groove Elastic Tempo, Pitch, Pattern and Feel with Groove Control Real-time groove jamming at any tempo with Groove Menus Built-in Groove auditioning system... Lightning-fast load times Thousands of drum samples, dripping with attitude Easy to use... Built-in patch management system Sample-accurate timing Fully programmable Total recall with your sequence Multimode resonant Filters for each sample, plus Master Filters Three envelopes for Pitch, Filter and Amplitude Matrix-style Modulation routing, two LFOs Unique interface allows independent parameter control of each sample, and Groove control automation. Powered by Custom 32 bit UVI Engine Also available in MAS & RTAS formats

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Stylus RMX

Overview and features:


First product using new S.A.G.E. technology (Spectrasonics Advanced Groove Engine). Realtime auto-sync to the beat so grooves are always in time, even when performed live! Groove Control is always active for optimum sound quality at virtually any tempo. Massive cutting-edge 7.4GB Core Library, with nearly triple the sounds of the original Stylus (the original Stylus core library also included). Expandable: add more grooves with new series of "S.A.G.E. Xpanders" from Spectrasonics, also expandable with Groove Control activated sample libraries and with Propellerheads REX files, which allow a user to import their own audio loops via ReCycle. Thousands of grooves, sounds, patches and interchangeable "Kit modules" for building grooves from scratch. New multi-page user interface design with fully integrated Browser for easily auditioning & organizing grooves. World-Class integrated FX Racks w/24 professional effects: Tube Limiter, Tape Slammer, Modern and Vintage Compressors, Wah-Wah, Power Filter, 6 different Vintage/Parametric/Graphic Equalizers, Flame Distortion, Valve Radio, EZ-Verb, Gate Expander, Stereo Imager, Flanger, 2 different Phasers, 3 BPM Delays, Retroplex Tape Delay. Innovative Chaos Designer adds musical variations and "improvising" within stereo audio grooves! 8-part Multitimbral, each part can have dozens of grooves and samples. Eight stereo outputs (with supported software). Edit Groups offer unique control of individual beats within an audio loop: add ambience to just the backbeat, control the pitch of the snare inside a stereo loop, reverse only specific slices in the loop... non-destructively.

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Favorites Menu creation of user defined suites of grooves, perfect for project -by-project work. Built-in Mixer w/ 8 channels, mute/solo, level, meters, 4 Aux sends, output assignments. Drag and Drop MIDI files into host sequencer. User Kit building from core library, User Remixes, cross-platform/cross-host patch compatibility. Easy MIDI Control of all 10,000 parameters with MIDI Learn: simply grab the parameter and the hardware control. Powerful sound design features include new multi-mode Power Filter, 3 syncable LFOs, 3 AHDR envelopes, Reverse and more. Edit Templates to browse and audition grooves using custom sets of parameter edits. Easy Edit page with Big Knobs for simple, yet powerful control of key parameters. 3 hours of Video Tutorials are included a visual way to quickly learn about Stylus RMX.

SubBoomBass

SubBoomBass is a dedicated bass synth with presets designed by Rob Papen (and other guest artists) that will supply you with "huge cone-rattling sounds". Based on the Predator engine, SubBoomBass has been carefully crafted to provide you with the tools to create fresh new bass lines for any musical style. Rob Papen displays his innovative style by combining the 'phat' sounding synth engine with tuned drum percussion samples and rare samples. It is great for Hip Hop and RnB but can also be used for Dubstep, Drum and Bass, Garage, Grime and much more. Other features include a groove sequencer and two effects slots which can be modulated. SubBoomBass also features an 'Easy Edit' page and the unique 'Quick Browser' system that will allow you to find the sounds you need quickly and easily. Oscillators section:

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2 Oscillators with Analogue types waveforms and tuned percussion waveforms. Oscillator waveform Symmetry control for each oscillator. Free running option for each oscillator and Oscillator Syncing of oscillator 2 to oscillator 1. Extended semitone range going from -48 semitones up to +48 semitones. Separate octave control and fine-tuning. Keyboard tracking on/off for each oscillator. Each Oscillator offers Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) using an independent LFO for each oscillator with individual speed and amount controls. FM and Ring modulation modes for Oscillator 2. Each oscillator has a (PWM) square wave or sinus wave Sub-oscillator. Volume control for each oscillator and output on/off for Oscillator 1.

Filter section:

Main filter is an analogue modelled stereo Multimode Filter, offering 6dB LowPass and HighPass, 12dB, 18dB and 24dB LowPass and HighPass, 12dB and 24dB BandPass, 12dB and 24dB Notch, Comb and Vocal Filter. Pre-filtering distortion. Easy Filter control by pre-defined Cutoff Frequency modulation controllers: Envelope, Velocity, Key-tracking, LFO and Modulation Wheel. Built-in Filter Envelope with Attack, Decay, Sustain, Fade and Release. Build in Filter LFO with various waveforms, modulation amount control and tempo sync option with speed settings between 16/1 and 1/32t. LFO Poly, free or mono mode options.

Filter2 section:

Additional Filter with cutoff control offering 6dB, 12dB and 24dB LowPass or HighPass setting.

Filter Path:

Additional Filter 1 and Filter 2 path selector. Serial mode, Parallel mode and Split mode (Osc1>Filter1 / Osc2>Filter2).

Amp section:

Built-in Amp/Volume Envelope with Attack, Decay, Sustain, Fade and Release. Volume control. Velocity> Volume amount. Panning control.

Free modulation section

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1 Envelopes with Attack, Decay Sustain, Fade and Release. Option to control the Envelopes times using "velocity" or "key played". Modulation Amount Envelope and amount control for this Envelope. 48 modulation destinations. 1 LFO with various waveforms. Tempo sync option with speed settings between 16/1 and 1/32t. Poly, free or mono mode options. Modulation Amount and amount control for this LFO. 48 modulation destinations. 4 free modulation routings. 32 modulation sources. 48 modulation destinations. Secondary modulation source & control.

Play modes section:


Mono/Legato/Sequencer/Poly Play modes. Unison2/Unison4/Unsion6/ and Octave modes with Unison detune. Portamento featuring constant rate/constant time or held(legato) constant rate/constant time. Adjustable Analogness setting to simulate the instability of vintage analogue synthesizers. Demo C2 button to preview sounds. Global Tuning. Decay/Release Shape. This changes the curvature of the envelope decay and release stages. From exponential to linear to logarithmic.

Overall Pitch modulation section:


Tempo sync-able global Pitch LFO. You can set the amount and also which wave is used for this LFO. Pitch bend with separate settings for up and down pitch-bends.

Sequencer:

16 step sequencer. Sequencer patterns can be 1-16 steps long. Speed setting of 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 3/2, 2, 3 and 4x BPM. Overall step length. Swing amount. Slide amount for sliding steps.

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Velocity control knob which mixes between keyboard (MIDI) velocity input and the steps velocity settings. Each step has on/off, Tie, Slide, Tune, Velocity, Free, Osc1 waveform, Osc2 waveform row. Tie modes normal and special which allows Slide, Tune, Velocity and Free settings inside a step if that step is set to Tie. Toggle modes 1 and 2 which toggle between normal and special. Sequencer Latch which can be controlled by the MIDI sustain pedal. You can load, save, copy, paste and clear sequencer, so you can reuse them in different presets.

FX section:

HQ effects blocks in serial mode and split mode option if Filter 1/2 are in 'Split' mode. Available effects: Mono Delay, Stereo Delay, Comb, Reverb, Chorus, Chorus/Delay, Flanger, Phaser, Wah/Delay, Distort, Low-Fi, Amp Sim,WaveShaper, Stereo Widener, Auto Pan, Gator, Bass Enhancer, FX Filter, Equalizer, Compressor, Ensemble Cabi net, MultiDistort, Auto Wah. MIDI tempo based settings in most effects. 2 FX modulation sources for connecting MIDI or synth controls to FX parameters.

Preset section:

Uses sound banks composed of 128 presets. Preset handling with copy, paste, clear and compare function. 'Quick Browser', 'Recently Browsed' and 'Favorite' functions. Presets are stored in clear categories banks. Bank manager. More than 800 presets.

Overall:

6-voice polyphony. Parameter read-out field inside preset section. Quick Manual build inside preset section.

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Superior Drummer

Superior Drummer 2.0 "The New York Studio Legacy Series" is a complete overhaul of the original dfh Superior engine but Toontrack have made painstakingly sure to lose nothing of the sound quality, attention to detail and musicality that has made the Toontrack Music drum sampler line what it is. Superior Drummer 2.0 has been re-developed for optimized use with e-drums with more effective use of sample layers and much improved loading times. It includes custom MIDI played by Nir Z accessed through the all new customized MIDI engine and arranger - EZplayer pro; it features stand-alone capacity through Toontrack solo. The new interface is reminiscent of EZdrummer with its simple handling and layout but gives its user layer upon layer of in depth features to create the ultimate drum track. The all new construction window offers features such as:

ADSR. X-pads - Load instruments from any Toontrack library to add positions or to double instruments on the position of your choice. The ability to read and combine all dfh Superior and EZdrummer sound libraries.

The all new internal mixer features bussing capabilities and several built-in FX from UK-based software developer Sonalksis:

5 Band EQ Highpass and Lowpass filter Gate Compressor Transient

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The Sessions Superior Drummer 2.0 "The New York Studio Legacy Series" was recorded by Pat Thrall, Neil Dorfsman and Nir Z at Hit Factory, Avatar Studios and Allaire studios, NY. Pat Thrall, Neil Dorfsman and Nir Z have between them over the past three decades worked with artists as diverse as Meatloaf, Celine Dion, Nick Lachey, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits, Beyonc, Bjrk, Kiss, Joss Stone, Genesis, John Mayer and Chris Cornell. Vol. 1 This first release contains the Superior Drummer 2.0 sampler engine and Vol.1 of the "New York Studio Legacy Series". Vol.1 contains extensive recordings from Avatar Studios in New York. Vol. 2 The second release, Vol.2 of the "New York Studio Legacy Series", is planned for Q1 2009 and will complement these recordings with sessions from the legendary Hit Factory and Allaire studios in New York city and upstate New York.

Surge

General:

Synthesis method: Subtractive hybrid. Each patch contain two 'scenes' which are separate instances of the entire synthesis engine (except effects) that can be used for layering or split patches. Category based patch-browser.

Oscillators:

3 oscillators/voice. 5 versatile oscillator algorithms: Classic, Sinus, Wavetable, S/H Noise and Audio-input. The classic oscillator is a morphable pulse/saw/dual-saw oscillator with a sub-oscillator and self-sync.

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Most algorithms (all except sinus and audio-input) offer up to 16-voice unison at the oscillator level. Oscillator FM/ring modulation. All oscillator algorithms are band-limited yet they still cover the entire audible spectrum. Noise generator with variable spectrum.

Filter block:

Two filter-units (7 different configurations). Feedback loop. Available filter-algorithms: LP12, LP24, LP24L (ladder filter with 1-4 poles), HP12, HP24, BP, Notch, Comb+, Comb-. Waveshaper (5 shapes).

Modulation:

12 LFO-units available to each voice (6 are running on each voice and 6 are shared for the scene). DAHDSR envelope generators on every LFO-unit. 7 deformable LFO-waveforms + 1 drawable/step-sequencer waveform. Fast and flexible modulation routing. Almost every continuous parameter can be modulated.

Effects:

8 effect units arranged as 2 inserts/scene, 2 sends and 2 master effects. 9 algorithms: Delay, Reverb, Chorus, Phaser, EQ, Distortion, Conditioner (EQ, stereoimage control & limiter), Rotary speaker, Frequency shifter.

SwarPlug

SwarPlug (or Swar Plug) is the most integrated way of adding tracks of Indian instruments in your compositions. It combines 74 virtual Indian instruments in VSTi/AU technology and a Librarian to browse and select among a collection of over 1000 MIDI loops from the Indian classical and folkloric repertoire.

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SwarPlug is built on the CronoX 2 sampler engine from LinPlug (24 voice polyphonic, real -time pitch bend and expression, etc.).

Sylenth 1

Sylenth1 is a polyphonic virtual analog synthesizer. It has four unison oscillators which use an "innovate" synthesis technique that allows the generation of many simultaneous high-quality waveforms in realtime, using only minimal amounts of CPU resources. It also features two "analog sounding" filter sections, which can be taken way past the point of self-oscillation. These filters incorporate several non-linear saturation stages to produce harmonically rich sounds. Sylenth1's extensive modulation options offer possibilities to sculpture the sound, and it has a set of six built-in mastering sound-effects. Features:

4 band-limited unison oscillators in full stereo, each of which can generate 8 voices per note. This allows a total of 32 simultaneous voices for every note played, producing rich and complex sounds. 2 "analog-sounding" 4-stage stereo filters per note. Each filter contains 5 independent non-linear saturation functions. The filters support selectable low-pass, band-pass and high-pass modes with 12dB or 24dB attenuation. 16 Notes of polyphony, which adds up to a total of 512 simultaneous oscillator voices and 32 filters in realtime. 4 ADSR envelope generators per note, which allow sharp attack and release. 2 Low Frequency Oscillators with 11 different waveforms each. 16 Modulation slots with 24 different selectable modulation parameters each. Easy to use built-in master effects section consisting of an arpeggiator and 7 sound effects: distortion, phaser, chorus, equalizer, delay, reverb and compression. Arpeggiator with built-in step sequencer, 10 different melodic modes, adjustable pitch, velocity and hold settings. Outputs Step Velocity as a modulation source.

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4-Stage stereo chorus, with 2x oversampling, adjustable delay time, depth, rate and feedback for flanging effects. Five different types of distortion in full stereo, with 4x oversampling to minimize aliasing artifacts. Equalizer with bass and treble adjustment by frequency and amplification. 6-Stage stereo phaser, with 2x oversampling, an embedded LFO, feedback and frequency spread adjustment. Delay module with low- and high-pass filters, unique echo smearing function, ping-pong mode with stereo spreading, independent left and right delay time and a djustable stereo width. Smooth reverb with adjustable pre-delay, damp, size and stereo width. Stereo compressor with attack, release, threshold and ratio settings. Heavily optimized code using high-performance SSE processor instructions. Easy to use user-interface. Fully controllable by MIDI. Knobs can be simply assigned to MIDI CCs using the MIDI learn function. Sync mode for syncing LFO and delay parameters to host tempo. 2 Modes of portamento sliding, which will slide both velocity and pitch parame ters in polyphonic or monophonic mode.

Sylfid - F1

Sylfid-f1 is a string instrument based on Syflex's powerful physical modeling technology. Although similar to a piano (strings, hammer, damper), the goal is not to model an existing instrument, but to create a new one. Thanks to Syflex's fast simulation technology, the string vibrations can be computed in real-time. Sylfid doesn't use any samples: everything is computed on the fly. This gives the freedom to change any parameter of the model, allowing to tune the instrument in many different ways, and to produce a wide variety of different sounds. For instance, it is possible to change the material the strings are made of, from plastic to metal, or adjust the shape and hardness of the

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hammer along with its position on the strings. All these properties can be modified on a per string basis.

Symphobia

ProjectSAM suggest that Symphobia is everything you have been missing in your orchestral palette - immersive ensemble multi-samples attained by true ensemble recordings and intense cinematic effects, all available in a rich selection of combinations and articulations. With Symphobia, you have at your disposal "an extremely inspiring orchestral tool for scoring film, games and television". Key features:

Live recordings of orchestral full-ensemble multi-samples captured in a beautiful concert hall environment. Vast library of orchestral clusters, rips and other instantly inspiring cinematic effects. Lots of additional cinematic content including Dystopia II and eth nic flute phrases. Two mic sets available: Concert Stage and Close mic. Orchestral sections recorded as full-range ensembles, pre-seated on the stage. Custom Kontakt scripting and interface offering repetition, simulated legato, octaver and more. Approx. 18 GB library pool in 44.1 kHz 24-bit. NI Kontakt Player 2 included. Mapping/programming unlocked, audio/scripting locked.

Concept of Symphobia Cinematic Ensembles Symphobia is not your traditional orchestral sample library. Instead of focusing on individu al instrument multi-samples, Symphobia offers ensemble multi-samples with a rich selection of orchestrations and articulations. These playable ensembles cover all of the sections from the orchestra, as well as the entire orchestra playing together. The reason is simple: the real thing sounds so much better. A staccato note played by violins, violas, horns and trumpets, together, correctly seated at the concert stage, will sound much more cohesive than a mixture of individual sample recordings of these four instrument sections. This makes Symphobia the ideal tool for creating big orchestral arrangements and orchestrations. In addition, a number of

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individual instrument articulations are available, such as violin section flageolets and horn section marcatos. Cinematic Effects The ensemble sounds make up about half of Symphobia. The other half is all about cinematic effects: performances that cannot be recreated using individual multi-samples. Like the ensemble performances, the effects are available in different orchestrations, played by different sections throughout the orchestra. You will find violin glissandi, as well as full orchestra rips and stabs. Every effect is available in a number of variations or articulations.

Symphonic Choirs

Imagine typing words into your computer, in any language, and hearing a world class Symphonic Choir sing those words in any key(s) you play "live" on your keyboard controller. Well imagine no more, that's exactly what Symphonic Choirs claims to do. In addition, this 24bit Choir virtual instrument includes three simultaneous stereo mic setups (close, stage and hall), so users can mix any combination of mic positions to control ambience. The Choirs were recorded in the same concert hall, by the same team as the EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra and blend perfectly with EWQLSO. WordBuilder is the word building software that enables Symphonic Choirs users to type in words for the Choirs to sing. This included software runs on both Mac OS X and Windows, and includes a pop-down menu (under the "tools" menu) that includes 28 popular Latin phrases that you can load instantly. Many choirs sing in Latin so this is a real time saver for those on a tight deadline. The phrases have been optimized for each Choir. The pop -down menu is completely customizable so users can add their own phrases to the menu for quick and easy access. Quick Facts:

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Produced by multiple award-winning producers Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix. Recorded in 24-bit by Grammy-Winning classical recording engineer Prof. Keith O. Johnson. Choirs recorded with 3 simultaneous stereo mic setups (close, stage and hall), so you can mix any combination of mics to control tone and ambience. 5 Choirs - Boys, Alto (Female), Soprano (Female), Basses (Male), Tenors (Male) plus Solo Singers. PLAY 32 bit/64 bit interface features state of the art convolution. New built in WordBuilder* tool that enables users to type in words for the Choirs to sing (not applicable to solo vocalists). Slurred legato on all vowels. All Singers recorded in position and chromatically sampled with multiple dynamics (nonvibrato, light vibrato and heavy vibrato).

* Wordbuilder runs as a separate application. Integration into PLAY will follow within 6 months after release. This feature will be available as a free update.

Symphonic Instrument

Symphonic Instrument gives users quick and easy access to an 8GB library of quality orchestra sounds for composing, sequencing and rendering realistic orchestral performances. Built-in convolution reverb allows users to place their ensemble in authentic acoustic spaces, from orchestra sound stages to renowned concert halls to majestic cathedrals. Easy to use controls let users further adjust each instrument to achieve the perfect sound. Sounds can also be directly loaded into MOTU's MachFive sampler plug-in for more advanced layering and programming. The MOTU Symphonic Instrument provides 16-part multi-timbral operation via the part list on the left-hand side of the window. Users choose the desired instrument for each part and assign a MIDI channel. To layer two or more instruments so that they play the same notes, users simply assign the parts to the same MIDI channel. Instruments to be played separately are

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assigned a unique MIDI channel. The controls to the right of the part list allow users to adjust the sound of the currently selected instrument, including ADSR amplitude envelope controls, an LFO, two filters, tone controls, pitch controls and velocity response. Global parameters, such as maximum allowed polyphony and global volume/pan, are displayed across the top of the window. Finally, the bottom portion of the window displays controls for the convolution reverb, including a menu for choosing the desired acoustic space and seven knobs for further adjusting the sound of the space. The MOTU Symphonic instrument is driven by the 32-bit UVI engine. From solo instruments and small ensembles to full tutti orchestra and choirs, the MOTU Symphonic Instrument's 8 GB library includes strings, brass, woodwinds, orchestral per cussion, male and female choirs, pipe organs, period instruments and pianos and even timeless classics, including Steinway D and Yamaha C7 pianos. Instrument highlights include:

Strings: Violin Section, Viola Section, Cello Section, Bass Section, Solo Viol in, Solo Viola, Solo Cello, Solo Bass, Harp. Brass: Trumpet solo, Trumpet ensemble, Piccolo Trumpet, Flugel Horn, French Horn solo, French Horn ensemble, Trombone solo, Trombone ensemble, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Contrabass Tuba. Woodwinds: Flute solo, Flute ensemble, Alto Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet solo, Clarinet ensemble, Bass Clarinet solo & ensemble, Oboe solo, Oboe ensemble, Oboe D'Amore, Bass Oboe, English Horn, Bassoon solo & ensemble, Contra Bassoon. Orchestral Percussion: Timpani, Orchestral Cymbals, Orchestral Snare & Bass Drum, Gong, Tubular Bells, Mallets, Celesta, Glockenspiel Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone. Tutti: Complete Orchestra, String Orchestra, Brass Orchestra. Choirs: Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Children's Choir, Solo Soprano, Solo Tenor. Pipe Organ: Baroque Organ, Romantic (cathedral) Organ. Piano: Steinway D, Yamaha C7. Historical Instruments: Harpsichords, Piano Forte, Viole.

Convolution is a process where the characteristics of a real acoustic space are "sampled" (captured) and then faithfully reproduced, down to the last detail and nuance. Users can choose from a wide variety of acoustic spaces included with the MOTU Symphonic instrument to greatly enhance the realism of their orchestral recordings. Highlights include ensemble chambers, concert halls and soaring cathedrals.

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Symphonic Orchestra

Recorded by 11-time Grammy nominated classical recording engineer Prof. Keith O. Johnson, the EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra was recorded in a "state of the art" concert hall where orchestras mainly perform. To achieve the feel of a live concert hall performance, each instrument and section was recorded with three mic positions, close, stage (conductor's position) and hall. By selecting different mic positions, users can mix these sounds together to create any kind of natural ambience their project requires. This eliminates the need for artificial reverb. Four versions available: 1. 2. 3. 4. EWQLSO Platinum Complete Plus 24-Bit and 16-Bit (194GB). EWQLSO Platinum Complete 24-Bit (117GB). EWQLSO Gold Complete 16-Bit (33GB). EWQLSO Silver Complete 16-Bit (11GB).

Features:

64-bit* with 32-bit compatibility PC (*see system specifications). Full memory access MAC (requires 64-bit MAC). Intuitive custom interface. Intelligent Performance section including Portamento, Repetition, Legato, Round Robin Reset. Improved articulation window and controls. On screen mic position mixing (Platinum and Platinum Plus only). Switch able 24-bit/16-bit depth (Platinum Plus only). State of the art Convolution Reverb with pre-delay and additional Master control to route reverb to all instruments in an instance. Convolution includes hall orchestra was recorded in for additional control of hall ambience.

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Intelligent release trail engine that follows the note -on samples volume at all times, so release trails always match. Release trails unaffected by mod-wheel cross-fade programs, radical mod-wheel movements do not degrade release trails. Recall custom key-switches instantly. Key-switch sizes now unlimited. Improved sound quality with high-resolution audio engine. Hi fidelity one pole filter for natural cross-fades. Stereo image editing now possible using channel sourcing. Licenses included to install each section on multiple computers (Platinum and Platinum Plus, ilok required for each computer). Original and Pro XP expansion combined into "complete" PLAY version. Silver to Gold to Platinum to Platinum Plus compatibility streamlined. Completely re-programmed for PLAY from the original recordings.

Symptohm : Melohman

Symptohm:Melohman was born to remind the world that great music comes not from cold calculation but from passion. Unlike other synths, bound to rigid curves and predetermined behavior, Symptohm:Melohman responds to your touch, enabling you to control every aspe ct of its twisted sonic mayhem in a most natural, intuitive and musical way. More sonic control than you ever thought possible is now, quite literally, at your fingertips. Main features:

2 unique sample-based SyncGrain oscillators (SGOs). Additional Sub Oscillator, based on SyncGrain's spectral content. Stereo noise generator. A ring modulator for each voice, based on the Sub Oscillator. Inter-voice Ring Modulation.

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Dynamic routing of the signal into a 'powered by Quad Frohmage' filter bank, with loads of filter types, distortion, band delay and much more. Extensive modulation options (one LFO + one xADSR per parameter + MIDI) for almost every parameter. Output signal limiter. Approachable, straightforward user interface. Over 100 Meta-Patches included, each one containing 12 patches, so it means 1200 patches ready to use. Create a morphing oscillator out of any sample or waveform, and even use multi samples to create drum kits. In depth sequencing : pattern controlled sound driven by the Melohman keyboard. Create a morphing oscillator out of any sample, and even use multi-samples to create drum kits.

Standard Ohm Force product features:


Useful presets instant variable transitions where all the parameters switch from the old value to the new one "in a ballet you won't forget". MIDI automation: allows control of all parameters from any MIDI source and records its movements. With the MIDI feature, it's also possible to adjust the LFO phase to get accurate tempo synchronization and to obtain totally musical and rhythmic effects. All RPN and NRPN data sent or recorded are 14-bit accurate. Easy MIDI configuration with Auto-Bind feature. Select a knob on the screen, activate the Auto-Bind and move a controller knob on your MIDI device: the parameter will be automatically bound to the chosen knob. Fast configuration: Save MIDI configurations into files and reload them to avoid repeating the same operations each time you load the plug-in. Advanced MIDI support with autobind feature and fast configuration. Tempo synchronization: Instantly matches the exact beat of your track. High quality DSP algorithm: great sound quality. Sampling rate up to 384 kHz. Graphic user interface with big, precise and smooth buttons. With SubPixel technology for more definition. Move several buttons at once, with group selection and side-click. Advanced GUI full of live-performance features, such as flying knobs, preset morphing, and grouped parameters.

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Symptohm Melohma : Performer Edition

Symptohm:Melohman Performer Edition is a simplified version of Ohm Force's Symptohm:Melohman power-synth, especially made for live use - but also handy in the studio. The core of the synth, its oscillators and all the filters, are there: it's the same audio engine as the 'normal' version. The only difference is that they're all already programmed / fixed for each one of the (up to 1200) patches from Symptohm's sound library, the result being a simple and straight forward interface. So you won't worry about tweaking knobs in the plug -in interface, being able instead to focus on live preset morphing using your MIDI keyboard controller and the Melohman feature. The MIDI mapping for each plug-in parameter is still there too. Last, but not least, try setting your own samples instead of the default ones, and get an intuitive and fun experience. Symptohm:Melohman comprises three stages: the synthesis engine, the mixer, and the filter bank. In brief Symptohm:Melohman is a four-oscillator synth: 2 sample-based SyncGrain oscillators (SGOs), a sub, and a noise generator, plus a ring modulator based on the sub one. The sound sources can be processed in a variety of ways before feeding a mixer that supplies a 4 bus filter bank based on Ohm Force's Quad Frohmage plug-in. Symptohm:Melohman's twin main oscillators are sample-based - additional sub and noise oscillators are also provided - so, as you would expect, the results from playing the patches are somewhat different than a synth based on standard waveforms. However, there's nothing stopping you using samples of sine, triangle, or whatever waveform you fancy, of course. Symptohm:Melohman offers a range of unique sounds, giving you the scope to create your own unique sound. From spectacular pads to heavy bass, unreal drum kits and strange ambient textures, your playing style will define your sound. Standard Ohm Force product features:

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Useful presets instant variable transitions where all the parameters switch from the old value to the new one "in a ballet you won't forget". MIDI automation: allows control of all parameters from any MIDI source and records its movements. With the MIDI feature, it's also possible to adjust the LFO phase to get accurate tempo synchronization and to obtain totally musical and rhythmic effects. All RPN and NRPN data sent or recorded are 14-bit accurate. Easy MIDI configuration with Auto-Bind feature. Select a knob on the screen, activate the Auto-Bind and move a controller knob on your MIDI device: the parameter will be automatically bound to the chosen knob. Fast configuration: Save MIDI configurations into files and reload them to avoid repeating the same operations each time you load the plug-in. Advanced MIDI support with autobind feature and fast configuration. Tempo synchronization: Instantly matches the exact beat of your track. High quality DSP algorithm: great sound quality. Sampling rate up to 384 kHz. Graphic user interface with big, precise and smooth buttons. With SubPixel technology for more definition. Move several buttons at once, with group selection and side-click. Advanced GUI full of live-performance features, such as flying knobs, preset morphing, and grouped parameters.

Synergy

Weighing in at over 18 Gigabytes, Synergy is a collection of 1200+ instruments, tempo-synced loops, and multis that aims to deliver the next generation of diverse sounds in an intuitive user interface. Powered by Native Instruments Kontakt Player engine, Synergy utilizes extended sample synthesis and effectual techniques to provide you interactive, ready-to-play instruments. With Synergy's flexible sound sculpting interface, control is in your hands. All instruments can be

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modified, redesigned, and customized to your preference. This makes Synergy perfect for any performance and production environment. Instrument categories include:

Ambience (295 patches) Bass (54 patches) Drums (55 patches) Impacts (269 patches) Melody (173 patches) Pads (57 patches) Rhythms (270 patches) Multis (40 patches)

Sample Logic has gone to great lengths to capture the purist perception of sound from all over the world. This library is jam-packed with: serene spiritual textures, deep rooted basses, Pop & Hip Hop flavored beats, haunting environments, lush emotional pads, mind-blowing explosions, multi-sampled ethnic and tribal instruments, gated angelic voices, electronic arpeggiated synths, bone-chilling sequenced impacts, melodic bells and whistles, adventurous flutes, action and world rhythms, funky leads, gigantic pianos, and mallets from the tropics, just to name a few...

Synful Orchestra

Synful Orchestra is an orchestral plug-in instrument based on Synful's patented Reconstructive Phrase Modeling (RPM) technology. The RPM Phrase Database contains musical phrases for each instrument. These are not recordings of isolated notes but complete musical passages that represent all kinds of articulation and phrasing.

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When Synful Orchestra receives MIDI input it looks at the pitch, velocity, amount of separation or overlap between notes, note duration, volume, pitch wheel, and mod wheel to determine what kind of phrase is being played. Synful Orchestra searches the RPM Phrase Database for fragments that can be spliced together to form this phrase. These fragments represent transitions between notes, slurs with portamento, lightly tongued transitions, aggressive fast bowing, rapid runs, long sustain regions with graceful vibrato, and noise elements like flute chiffs and bow scratches. Synful Orchestra stretches and shifts these fragments in time and pitch so that they combine to form the final output. A single note in Synful Orchestra may be built from three or more rapidly spliced phrase fragments. Splicing ordinary PCM sampled sounds in this way would create unacceptable warbles and clicks. Synful Orchestra uses a patented form of additive synthesis in which sounds are generated from combinations of pure sine waves and noise elements. This gives Synful Orchestra the ability to rapidly stretch, shift, and splice phrase fragments while preserving perfect phrase continuity. Key Features:

RPM instruments include Piccolo*, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet*, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba*, Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass. Exceptional realism and expression using Synful RPM Technology: RPM note transition modeling, intelligent phrase fragment search and splice, RPM additive synthesis, infinite note extend without loops. Entire orchestra fits in 32M of memory. 80-160 real-time voices on P4 1.5 GHz. RPM controls include Harmonic Tilt, Harmonic Parity, Transient Noise Trim, Sustain Noise Trim, Gain, Tune, Pitch Wheel Range, Delay for Expression, Synful Pitch Wheel mode for realistic portamento and pitch slide effects. Natural timbral vibrato controlled with Mod Wheel. Simple standard MIDI usage.

syntAX

A massive, expansive, and complex collection of electronic textures, the core of syntAX is a 2000+ patch synth library covering an immense amount of synth territory, including soaring leads, evolving pads, thick basses, harsh distortions, unusual textures, other -worldly atmospheres, FX, hits, blips, and more. Then syntAX blazes into new territory with its custom

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scatterFX engine which allows real-time manipulation and interaction with the syntAX core library. scatterFX is made up of two components: scatFX and stepFX.

scatFX gives you control over rhythmic stuttering, allowing you to program, play, and command rhythmic patterns of syntAX. stepFX functions as an advanced step modulator allowing you to melodically animate pattern-based arpeggiations.

Both scatFX and stepFX lock to tempo and can be controlled by numerous external MIDI controllers, making the synth completely interactive. Features:

Over two thousand different synth patches across a wide variety of folders: Arp Attacks, Atmospheres, Basses, Distortions, FX and Hits, Leads, Pads, Phat and Filtered, SyntOrchestra, and Textures. 3.6 GB of 24-bit samples. The scatterFX engine available in all patches. Remote control of many sonic parameters, including scatterFX and envelope controls, available via MIDI CC. Independent control of scatFX and stepFX modules. Resonant filter controllable via modulation wheel. 16 Preset slots to save custom scatterFX settings. All rhythmic operations instantly tempo-sync to sequencer hosts. Customizable input quantization. Multi-timbral operation, supporting up to 64 simultaneous instruments loaded (subject to RAM availability), receiving up to 64 MIDI channels (16 in plug -in mode).

TAL- Bassline

TAL-BassLine is a virtual analog bass synthesizer especially made for bass, acid sounds and effects. It's based on a robust core and has the usual controls of analogue hardware synthesizers. A unique -18dB low pass filter with a lot of asymmetric and random components

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introduce a warm and analogue sound. Very fast, non linear envelopes are also a part of this synth. Features:

Band-limited oscillators (saw, pulse). Sub-oscillator: square -1 oct., square -2 oct., pulse -1 oct, pulse -2 oct. -18 dB/octave low-pass filter (resonant/self-oscillating). LFO (frequency: 0,1 .. 30 Hz, waveforms: sin, tri, saw, rec, noise). Very fast nonlinear envelope (A: 1.5ms..4s, D: 2ms..10s, S: 0..100%, R: 2ms..10s). Simple Arpeggiator (up, down, one octave mode). 2x Unisono Mode. Panic button. MIDI automation for all sliders and pots. Precise fader control while holding down the "Shift" button. Supports all sample-rates. 2x oversampling. 23 presets. Tutorial PDF. ~2.5% CPU (Intel Core 2 CPU 6700, 44.1KHz, 24Bit, buffer-size 1024 Samples).

TAL-Elex70pro

TAL-Elek7ro is a virtual analog synth with some special features like oscillator hard -sync and frequency modulation. It features alias-free oscillators, newly developed fast envelopes and LFOs with a wide range from 0.1Hz up to 400 Hz. A free routable envelope with attack and decay is available too. This synth is useful for a wide range of sounds from percussion to deep bass sounds. Features:

2 oscillators with hard-sync, PW and FM (saw, pulse, triangle, sine).

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1 sub oscillator (saw, rectangle). 1 noise oscillator. 18dB or 12dB non linear analog modelled low pass resonance filter. Mono mode, including portamento. Poly mode, up to 6 voices (not CPU optimized for poly mode). 2 free routable LFOs (0.1Hz - 400Hz, sine, triangle, saw, rectangle, s&h, noise). Filter and amplifier ADSR-envelope. Free routable AD-envelope. Mod-wheel and Pitch-Wheel support. MIDI Learn for all pots. Velocity to filter contour intensity. Panic button. Tutorial and installation guide. Factory presets.

TAL-AU-No-62

TAL-U-No-62 is a polyphonic virtual analogue synthesizer with a "unique" filter sound. An original Roland Juno-60 was used as reference for the oscillators, filters and controls. Features:

Polyphonic (6 voices). Band-limited oscillators. One syncable LFO with five different waveforms. 24 dB lowpass filter with self oscillation, non-resonant high-pass filter. Fast ADSR envelope. Smooth cutoff changes (also with MIDI controllers). Velocity sensitive filter envelope. MIDI learn for all pots. Supports all sample rates. 20 presets.

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Tassman

Tassman Feature Highlights:


Polyphonic modular synthesizer and sound design environment. Entirely based on physical modeling for outstanding sound quality. Huge synth and effect library - more than 50 synths and 1000 presets. Modules library for customizing or creating synths - effects, envelopes, filters, generators, inputs, outputs, MIDI, logic, mixers, resonators, selectors and sequencers. Generators and resonators include acoustical objects - flute, mallets, organ, plectrum, beams, marimbas, membranes, plates, strings and tubes. User expandable module library - reuse, organize and simplify patch building. Unlimited modules per patch. Internal audio recorder to capture performances on the fly. Integrated browser, browser filters and locate function for easy navigation and organization of Tassman elements. Triggered playback and record for perfect loops. Import/Export functions for easy sharing of synths and effects. Unlimited Undo/Redo capability. Drag and Drop capability between Tassman elements. Audio bit-depth and sample rates up to 24bit/192kHz. 32bit floating point internal processing. Real time calculation of sound - no samples. Simultaneous operation of multiple MIDI ports and user defined MIDI maps. MIDI automation and program change support. Supports all standard plugin formats. Full audio and MIDI hardware support. Standalone operation - no host application required.

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Tattoo

Audio Damage's first instrument, Tattoo, is a drum synthesizer where everything old is new again. Featuring 12 independent "voice-tuned" synthesizer topologies loosely based on the X0X series, and a sophisticated step/mod sequencer, Tattoo is at home in all forms of electronic music production. Features:

12 Drum Synths: Tattoo comes equipped with twelve different voices, utilizing Audio Damage's custom D-Plane synthesis, rather than the one general catch-all voice you find in most drum synth plug-ins. Sophisticated Step Sequencer: Tattoo's internal sequencer comes correct, taking grid programming "to the next level". Randomization For Days: There are multiple routes to randomizing your beats, from subtle ghost notes to full on haywire. Parameter Sequencing: Every synth parameter has its own sequencer, including randomization. Synchronized: Tattoo can run off its internal sequencer, from host sync, or via "note sync," where the sequencer can be stepped with MIDI notes. In this way, Tattoo can run in any time signature you can come up with, or sync to any groove template in any host sequencer. MIDI Input: Tattoo's MIDI implementation includes full MIDI learn for all parameters and MIDI pattern switching. You can also use MIDI note input in addition to or instead of Tattoo's internal sequencer, and still have access to the randomization features and MOD sequencing. MIDI Output: Tattoo sends MIDI output of all its note events, including randomization, so you can use its step sequencer to drive any other drum synth