The Vienna Symphonic Library has released Synchron FX Strings I, their first collection to include production-ready textures and loops, played by a 50-piece string orchestra recorded at Synchron Stage in Vienna. Synchron FX Strings I is currently available at a special introductory price until 30th June 2018.
In the Rob Papen world of synthesis, there was one type of synthesiser missing… A synthesiser that has all of the controls and features available visually all at once. Rob has plugged this gap by releasing the Go2 Synthesiser Virtual Instrument with 600 presets and priced at $49.
Spectrasonics has announced a significant update of Omnisphere, the virtual instrument synth powerhouse.
Omnisphere 2.5 offers a Hardware Synth Integration feature, which allows well-known hardware synthesisers hands-on control of Omnisphere’s newly-expanded synthesis capabilities.
In this free tutorial from our friends at iZotope, Nick Messitte shows how to learn a synthesizer in 3 easy steps with iZotope Iris 2.
In this free tutorial from the team at Arturia, Product Specialist Quincas takes you through the basics of this amazing sounding and massive collection of virtual instrument patches with step by step guides to creating some amazing sounds.
Q Up Arts has announced the availability of California Keys which is compatible with Native Instruments’ KONTAKT (5.5 full version or free player) platform as a sampled suite of instruments centred around a Fazioli 10ft grand piano presented in stereo and surround, scripted and designed for expressivity and playability to fit every style of playing, partnered with a set of vintage keyboards.
TAL-NoiseMaker is an improved version of TAL-Elek7ro and has a completely new synth engine and a lot of improvements in sound and usability. The synth also includes a small effect section with a reverb, chorus and a simple bit crusher effect.
This week's free plug-in is the incredibly powerful ZynAddSubFX soft synth.
Just in time for the holidays, Roland has announced the arrival of the Roland JV-1080 as part of the 4.8 update.
Sugar Bytes have announced a new synth plug-in, Aparillo, we know we also wanted to break out in a chorus of "show me the way to..." even our spell checker tried to change the word to Amarillo
Aparillo is an advanced 16-voice FM synthesizer, tailored for majestic sonic motions. A clever arrangement of synthesis, wave shaping, filtering, FX and modulation unfolds into a serious sound design tool for epic sonic creation. Make sure to check out the Orbiter, a mass-controller for immediate, instant blockbuster sounding themes.
Korg adds two new soft synths, a loudness maximizer, and NKS support to the Gadget music production environment.
Xpand!2 is considered to be one of the best virtual instruments to ever ship with Pro Tools.
Xpand!2 is a real meat and potatoes sound source, which can often be overlooked by those looking for more complex and seemingly more powerful tools. Many songwriters and composer reach for Xpand!2 when putting down ideas as it almost limitless palatte of sounds makes it an easy writing companion.
Impact Soundworks has released a comprehensive Kontakt library of sounds from classic video game consoles and PC games.
UVI's new compilation packages 50 classic synths and 111 drum machines into a one-stop soft-synth shop, at a price of US $399.
As of version 2.6.8, Native Instruments groove-oriented hardware-software combo Maschine has added a simple but very rich-sounding monophpnic bass synth
Reaktor synths created by world-renowned electronic artists and sound designers can now be at the user's fingertips.
Tracktion's Waveform DAW is optimized to interpret MIDI Polyphonic Expression; ROLI now includes it free with all Seaboard instruments.
XILS releases an excellent soft synth version of the short-lived but unique sounding Polymoog.