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GDC 2018 Sample Pack – 30gb of FREE Sounds

GDC 2018 Sample Pack – 30gb of FREE Sounds Holy tolito have we got some great news for you – Sonniss has released a huge collection of sounds in honor of the 2018 Game Developer’s Conference. This makes the 4th year running that Sonniss has released a sample pack and it marks their biggest release yet with over 30gb of high-quality audio samples. Rolling in just under a thousand samples (985 to be exact) the collection includes sounds of all sorts ranging from sci-fi noises to field recordings, human noises, weapon sounds, drones, impacts, and much much more. The collection includes choice picks from a number of libraries Sonniss sells collections for, if you like a specific set of sounds you’ll be able to purchase from their creators on the Sonniss website. When we first saw this offering we feared that there would be restrictions on the types of use we could …

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DAW Cassette – Klevgrand Brings Back the Grit

DAW Cassette – Klevgrand Brings Back the Grit This week we want to share with you Klevgrand’s new plugin, DAW Cassette. DAW Cassette is a cassette tape emulation software that can immediately bring you back to the late 80’s/early 90’s for that classic sound only found on cassette. We played around with the plugin and it was extremely impressive, and we’re not being too generous, this was one of the coolest plugins we’ve reviewed in a while. Read our review then below that read an interview we had with the developers of DAW Cassette from Klevgrand. The interface is fun and easy to experiment with using the 6 buttons and 6 knobs to control each parameter. From left to right you have control over the Tape Quality, Head Quality, and Motor Quality, Input Gain, Output Gain, and finally a Dry/Wet Mix. The buttons available can alter the tape’s materials from Normal, …

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All About Ableton’s Wavetable – Global Section & Unison (Part 7)

All About Ableton’s Wavetable – Global Section & Unison (Part 7) We continue our series of All About Ableton’s new Wavetable synthesizer. Today we cover the global section and unison controls! As always we included all the previous videos so scroll down for the latest video. Part 1 – Oscillators Part 2 – Filters Part 3 – Envelopes Part 4 – The Matrix Part 5 – LFOs Part 6 – MIDI Expression Part 7 – Global & Unison  

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All About Ableton’s Wavetable – MIDI Expression (Part 6)

All About Ableton’s Wavetable – MIDI Expression (Part 6) We continue our series of All About Ableton’s new Wavetable synthesizer. Today we’re covering the MIDI Expression! As always we included all the previous videos so scroll down for the latest video. Come back thursday for part 7! Part 1 – Oscillators Part 2 – Filters Part 3 – Envelopes Part 4 – The Matrix Part 5 – LFOs Part 6 – MIDI Expression

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All About Ableton’s Wavetable – LFOs (Part 5)

All About Ableton’s Wavetable – LFOs (Part 5) We continue our series of All About Ableton’s new Wavetable synthesizer. Today we’re covering the LFOs! As always we included all the previous videos so scroll down for the latest video. Come back next week for part 6! Part 1 – Oscillators Part 2 – Filters Part 3 – Envelopes Part 4 – The Matrix Part 5 – LFOs

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KVR Audio Announces 2018 Developer Challenge

KVR Audio Announces 2018 Developer Challenge KVR Audio just announced their 2018 Developer Challenge, their seventh audio plug-in/audio application/soundware design competition. To enter you must create a completely new plugin/application/soundpack/sound library that can benefit the music community and release it for free. KVR members will vote on the entries and decide on the winner based on their definition of the best submission. This is where creativity counts the most, the plugin could be extremely innovative in the user interface or maybe it has a simple interface but is a killer under the hood. Play to your strengths, embrace your weaknesses, and have fun! Five winners will be selected to receive a cash prize along with a sixth ‘wildcard’ winner. The amount of prize money will be determined and funded by the KVR community via the Developer Challenge 2018 Donation Pool. Other sponsored prizes will be announced by KVR soon. Additionally, software prizes will be …

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Mammut – Insane FREE Sound Design Plugin

Mammut – Insane FREE Sound Design Plugin Swedish research center – Notam – recently released a plugin called Mammut which is a free sound design tool that can turn your sounds into total insanity. The plugin works on a frequency wide level so that any transformations made affect the whole spectrum, this way very specific minor or major changes be made to yield crazy results. The developer stated the following, “Mammut is a rather unpredictable program, and the user must get used to letting go of control over the time axis. The sounding results are often surprising and exciting. Mammut is also ideal for common operations such as filtering, spectrum shift and convolution and it provides an optimal performance.” Basically what you have is a frequency shifter and an EQ that can be used to warp audio into something far more mangled than the initial sound. You also have the ability to edit …

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Fragments: A Max For Live Granular Synth

Fragments: A Max For Live Granular Synth   Fragments, the latest from Spektro Audio, is a Max For Live granular synth with tremendous potential for creating new musical ideas and new sounds. The 8-voice granular engine is designed to create percussive loops in glitch rhythms which means the sounds you get will vary greatly depending upon the sample loaded. Imagine an endless landscape of new ideas and sounds. The layout and functionality of the device is designed to be manual and intuitive so Fragments has capability for first-time users as well as the more advanced.   To get started, users need to load an audio sample or loop into the “Audio Sample” section of the device. For best results, Spektro recommends longer loops like drums loops or vocal phrases. The 8-voices of the granular engine can be sequenced via the built-in sequencer or played in via MIDI. Once a sample …

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