Music is a big part of many people’s lives, whether it is digital, computer audio or live. It is for this reason that so many different ways for listening to it have sprung up in recent years, from portable music players to online collections where people can purchase the latest releases for download. The US [...]
EastWest Stormdrum 2 review
Storm Drum 2 is a computer based percussion instrument available for both Mac and PC in all the major plug-informats, it can also be run as a standalone application...
Krishna Synth review.
For a supposedly progressive field, software synthesis often seems very conservative. From the first Neon synth to the latest announcements, people can't seem to get enough of imitations of analog sounds. More of the same, just better, seems to be winning market strategy.
Fabfilter Twin 2 review
Fabfilter Twin 2 is a surprising instrument. The surprise begins with its visual presentation, which shifts constantly in accordance with the user’s activities, exposing and highlighting its workings intelligently in response to the user’s need. I am sure that no one reading this has another instrument in their kit that behaves visually like Fabfilter Twin.
Devine Machine OTR88 Review
If you’re the sort that ever sits with your MIDI keyboard controller on your lap, recording and playing an electric piano patch for fun, then there’s a satisfying ‘full circle’ occurring, which you possibly never knew. Back in darker times, Harold Rhodes first designed his miniature Xylette piano to let recovering servicemen lie in bed and play the ivories!
Spectrasonics Omnisphere review.
I wanted to start this review with what I think Omnisphere intends to be. In my opinion Omnisphere wants to be the uber synth, and it succeeds on so many levels. Pretty much the only thing you can't do is additive synthesis, or load your own samples to play with; although, future updates may allow for the latter.
Dave Smith – Mopho review (HW)
Dave Smith has had a long and influential career in the synthesizer industry. From creation of his first polyphonic synthesizer in 1977, the Sequential Circuit Prophet 5, to his work at Korg with the Wavestation, to his more recent creation of the Prophet ’08, Dave has been a very busy man over the last 30 years. Dave’s latest creation from the labs, the MoPho, is what we’re going to take a look at today.
Minimal Pop is a massive collection of brilliant minimal loops recorded from vintage and analog stuff, then edited in an old-fashion way: chords, grainy synths, fat basslines, electro breaks, glitched sounds and high-quality drum loops prepared to use in your upcoming track! All loops and samples are in Minimal House style with a pinch of [...]
Drum Key by 9 Soundware is a collection of presets for the Ultrabeat drum synthesizer within Apple Logic Pro. The drum kits in this sound set are based on two models. Both synthetically executed, one echoes the structurally simple electronic sounds of drum machines, and the other is inspired by the sound of acoustic drum [...]
n-Track, the first software for consumer market that supports the VST3 plug-in standard
Upgrade to the new 6.0.6 version is free for existing v6 users.
n-Track Software announces today the release of version 6.0.6 of the n-Track Studio music recording and editing software www.ntrack.com
The update, free to existing v6.x users, adds support for the latest version of [...]
CRYSONIC RELEASES THEIR FLAGSHIP PRODUCT SPECTRALIVE NXT V3 AUDIO PLUGIN for Mac OS X and PC
Third Generation Intelligent Spectral Audio Vitalizer | Enhancer
Adelaide SA (September, 18, 2009) – Crysonic today announced the release of SPECTRALIVE NXT V3 and availability in Native Mac OSX AU,VST (PPC /Intel Mac) and PC VST formats. Spectralive NXT V3 is [...]
Voxengo Polysquasher version 2.1 update is now available for download. Voxengo Polysquasher is a mastering compressor plug-in for professional audio and sound production applications, available in AudioUnit and VST plug-in formats, for Mac OS X and Windows computers.
Version 2.1 update includes the following changes:
* Ratio can now be entered without the trailing “:1″.
* Loudness bursts [...]
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH is pleased to announce an update to its Cubase Essential Personal Music Production System to version 5. Offering a streamlined feature set that offers newcomers to Cubase a comprehensive set of composing, recording, editing, and mixing capabilities, the new version includes a range of functions from its extremely successful sibling, Cubase [...]
Native Instruments today introduced SCARBEE PRE-BASS, a new software instrument that provides a meticulous, highly musical rendition of the iconic Fender Precision bass. PRE-BASS is derived from the acclaimed Scarbee Blue Bass library, and the first release in the recently established development partnership between sampling expert Thomas Hansen Skarbye and Native Instruments.
Powered by the industry-leading [...]
Press release from Spinner Audio:
Spinner Audio Releases “Box Store Kit”, 550 sampler ready grooves in REX,WAV,SF2,Akai(S5000/6000) format
Spinner LLC proudly announces the release of Box Store Kit. 550 drum loops in 4 different formats Recorded in a huge vacant warehouse, these beats are edgy, full and take loops into a new dimension with a wide open [...]
Press release Simplosive: After four highly successful percussive sample packs we are entering round five with “Electro Bass”, a huge collection of fat and dirty one-shot bass tone samples.
“Electro Bass” includes 300 sub-shaking one-shot bass sounds including static basses, bass stabs, bass chords and bass sweeps. All recorded in pristine 24 bit and in key [...]
Voxengo Crunchessor version 2.5 is now available for download. Voxengo Crunchessor is a general-purpose track compressor for professional audio production applications. It is available in AudioUnit and VST plug-in formats, for Mac OS X and Windows computers.
Version 2.5 change log:
* “Radial” knob mode can be now disabled completely.
* “Off-Line Render” indication added.
* Level metering parameters [...]
Piano Trilogy is a new unique piano collection that includes three piano instruments based on sampling, synthesis, and physical modeling techniques. Vintage Piano is based on an amazing bechstein grand piano from 1906, Broken Piano brings tasteful dark upright piano and various broken piano sounds, while Pianoforte revives the old ancestor of the piano with [...]
Paudioware has announced the release of PSP oldTimer, a new vintage-style compressor designed for track and program compression and limiting. PSPaudioware’s goal in developing this plug-in was to provide a simple compressor that offers an exceptionally musical sound while requiring a minimum of tweaking.
This plug-in is not based on any specific hardware, rather it is [...]
When I was contemplating my first article for Traxmusic.org about a month ago, Darren thought there might be some interest in a slightly motivationally tinged note that addressed the issue of establishing a home recording setup. In his vision, he recognized the struggle that so many of us have had getting past the barriers we [...]
“Minimum” is the follow-up to the bestselling Beatluxe library “Minimalistech”.
This pack includes 100% kick-free groove loops to spice up your Minimal and Tech House tracks. These pared-down, minimal top rhythms should simply be added to your existing drum loops and instantly create a gliched-out feel and rhythm. We also added a large selection of deep [...]