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  • DiscoDSP Bliss in public beta
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    DiscoDSP Bliss in public beta

    08/19/15 in DiscoDSP Bliss

    George Reales has released the first public beta of Bliss, his new software sampler equipped with modulation, morphing, effects and more.

  • Classic synth emulations that won't cost you a dime
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    Classic synth emulations that won't cost you a dime

    08/16/15 in Virtual Synths

    You often hear that a $1,000 laptop today has the power of a billion dollars worth of computer equipment from 50 years ago. Likewise, the equivalent of thousands of dollars of vintage synthesizer gear often exists in the form of a low-cost or even freeware plug-in. To say it’s a beautiful time to be a computer musician would be an understatement.

  • A review of East West ProDrummer
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    A review of East West ProDrummer

    07/23/15 in EastWest ProDrummer

    The drum instrument market is a crowded one, and already full of excellent choices. East West, a company renowned for its high-quality instruments and sound libraries, has just thrown its hat in the ring with ProDrummer, a new MIDI drum instrument library that runs standalone or as a plug-in on the East West Play platform, and comes with 14,000 MI…

  • A new brass collection at Native Instruments
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    A new brass collection at Native Instruments

    07/16/15 in Native Instruments Brass Ensemble

    Native Instruments collaborated with Soundiron to design un dual brass sample library that can be purchased separately or bundled.

  • Friday’s Freeware: Helm
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    Friday’s Freeware: Helm

    07/10/15 in Matt Tytel Helm

    This week’s freeware comes from Matthew Tytel, a young Californian developer who has released beta version of a virtual modular synthesizer.

  • [NAMM] The Roland System-1 in v1.2 and plug-in
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    [NAMM] The Roland System-1 in v1.2 and plug-in

    07/09/15 in Roland System-1 Software Synthesizer

    Roland has released, just before Summer NAMM, v1.2 update for its Aira System-1/m synthesizers and launches the plug-in version of the System-1.

  • Togu Audio Line unveils the TAL-Sampler
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    Togu Audio Line unveils the TAL-Sampler

    06/29/15 in Togu Audio Line TAL-Sampler

    Togu Audio Line introduces a new virtual synth and sample player, along with the reverb section of the instrument in a separate plug-in.

  • Softube releases Heartbeat drum synth
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    Softube releases Heartbeat drum synth

    06/26/15 in Softube Heartbeat

    Heartbeat, the virtual drum synth that Softube had unveiled at Musikmesse, is now available for download.

  • Xils Lab announces the Syn’X 2 virtual synth
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    Xils Lab announces the Syn’X 2 virtual synth

    06/19/15 in XILS-lab Syn'X 2

    Xils Lab is now accepting pre-orders for the 2nd version of their Syn’X virtual synth, for which a beta is already available.

  • A review of the EastWest Composer Cloud subscription service
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    A review of the EastWest Composer Cloud subscription service

    06/18/15 in EastWest Composer Cloud

    Subscription-based plans are becoming more common for music software. While presumably a good thing for the developers, they’re not necessarily so great for users, who have to pay over and over for a license, and can lose access to the software if they let the subscription lapse, or if the developer goes belly up. That said, one subscription plan …