RECENSIONE ARTURIA Minilab mkII–Analog lab

 

https://www.arturia.com/minilab-mkii/overview

Distribuito in Italia da Midiware

http://www.midiware.com/newcore/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2905:beatsterppro&catid=171:slide&Itemid=111

Arturia presenta la nuova versione di MiniLab

Arturia MiniLab Mk II è un’evoluzione della tastiera controller entry level della casa francese che, con lo stesso prezzo e diverse nuove funzionalità, diventa ancora più interessante. 

Il nuovissimo MiniLab Mk II di Arturia è un controller MIDI universale che combina al meglio le funzionalità di controllo con lo stile e la portatilità necessaria per trasportare il vostro studio ‘on the road’. Nonostante il design ultra compatto include già moltissime funzionalità, con 500 suoni selezionati dai migliori synth analogici (Analog Lab Lite) così come Ableton Live Lite e UVI Grand Piano Model D. MiniLab può sicuramente trovare spazio in ogni situazione, dal più piccolo home studio al più grande studio di produzione musicale.

Minilab Mk II è uno dei sistemi nella sua categoria con il più alto numero di funzionalità disponibili. Una tastiera 25 mini tasti velocity sensitive (la stessa della KeyStep) e la pitchbend/modulation touch strip consentono di creare melodie di grande impatto in modo semplice ed immediato. I 16 pad RGB retroilluminati (due banchi di 8 pads/pulsanti) consentono di creare ritmiche all’istante, mentre con i 16 encoder rotativi si possono regolare al meglio tutti i parametri del software. Aggiungete a tutto questo l’ingresso per il pedale sustain e la porta USB bus-powered, e avrete la soluzione mobile ideale per la produzione musicale. L’efficacia del nuovo design (ogni componente è stato migliorato) e la ricchezza delle funzioni implementate sono evidenti e anche per quanto riguarda la dotazione software il livello è altissimo grazie all’integrazione di Ableton Live Lite, UVI Grand Piano model D e del software pluripremiato Analog Lab che vi mette a disposizione 500 suoni di sintetizzatori attentamente selezionati dalla Arturia Classic Synths Collection con un’interfaccia pensata appositamente per MiniLab.

CARATTERISTICHE PRINCIPALI
• Nuova tastiera 25 mini tasti velocity sensitive (la stessa della KeyStep)
• 16 pads RGB (due banchi di 8 pads)
• 16 encoders rotativi
• 2 Pitchbend/Modulation touch strip
• 8 user presets
• Ingresso pedale sustain
• Pulsanti Octave up e Octave down per un range completo
• Alimentazione via USB
• USB/MIDI class compliant nessun driver richiesto.
• Mac, PC
• Include il software Analog Lab con 500 suoni di synth
• Include Ableton Live Lite
• Include UVI Grand Piano model D
• Kensington Security Port

Soundiron Theremin+ Recensione

 

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The Soundiron THEREMIN+ is an advanced library based on the classic sound and feel of the legendary Theremin, but with a huge twist and a wealth of additional sound-designed pads, leads, ambiences and atmospheres. Our Theremin+ behaves as close to a Theremin as you can get on a keyboard, smoothly gliding between monophonic notes with variable speed. The Glide knob allows you to adjust the speed of the glide between notes and when set to 0, turns this otherwise monophonic instrument into a full polyphonic sound creator! The Theremin+ includes a number of real Theremin samples, generated tones, and a plethora of carefully crafted sounds, designed from a wide array of sources.

 

The Theremin+ is packed with features not typically found on a Theremin. The waveform selector lets you choose from Sine, Absolute Sine, Triangle, Saw-tooth, or Square. The Add. knob sets the number of simultaneous micro-tuned voices from 1-4. The Sub-layer adds a whole new dimension, giving you the power to mix in any one of the dozens of included pads, leads, drones, and ambiences complete with separate volume and pitch controls.

Our custom scripted Kontakt user interface comes equipped with flexible control features, like volume swell, glide, pitch, vibrato, attack, release, and an additional Sub-layer selection menu with separate volume and pitch controls, giving you tons of sonic possibilities. There’s also a complete DSP effects rack, including reverb with over a hundred life-like spaces, such as cathedrals, churches, halls, bunkers, garages, tunnels, chambers, rooms and creative FX convolution impulse responses.

The library is programmed for the full version of Kontakt 5.5.2 and later (OSX 10.9 or later / Windows 7 or later required). It comes equipped with a custom user interface and dynamic sound shaping and mixing controls: attack, edge, release, filter resonance and cut, bank preset loading (with optional key-switching), adaptive arpeggiation and built-in convolution reverb with your choice of well over 100 different rooms, halls, spaces and special FX impulses. All of the samples are also included as categorized and clearly named stereo wave files that can be imported and used in any wav-format compatible audio environment, sampler, editor, sequencer or other audio software you like.

In arrivo KEYSCAPE da spectrasonic

Manca circa una settimana al lancio di KEYSCAPE, il nuovo VST della Spectrasonic e già si preannuncia come la novità dell’anno.

Keyscape promette di essere rivoluzionario per i suoni di strumenti a tastiera tanto quanto Trillian e Omnisphere hanno fatto per i Synth, diventando strumenti di utilizzo standard, tra le altre cose, per i compositori di colonne sonore (al seguente link lista dei film dove sono stati utilizzati)

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Features | Models | Video | Audio | Library | FAQ

KEYSCAPE™ è uno straordinario strumento che contiene la più vasta collezione di tastiere da collezione che ci sia al mondo.

Piani rarissimi ed eccezionali tastiere, che neanche sapevate esistessero, questo vst è il sogno che si avvera di ogni tastierista. Il vst ha richiesto 10 anni di lavoro per restaurare e campionare nella maniera più approfondita possibile questi strumenti, saranno la costra nuova fonte di ispirazione

Wing Upright Piano 
Wing Upright Piano
Wing Tack Piano 
Wing Tack Piano
Rhodes - Classic Mark I 
Rhodes
® – Classic Mark I
Rhodes - LA Custom  
Rhodes
® – LA Custom ”E” Model
Vintage Vibe Electric Piano 
Vintage Vibe
® Electric Piano

 

 

 

 

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ELENCO COMPLETO

Keyscape Models

Custom Controls

I controlli personalizzati consentono di modificare anche drasticamente i suoni di base,  centinaia di patches preimpostate vi vanno ascoltare quanto si può essere creativi andando a modificare i parametri di base.

Custom Controls

Authentic Expression

Con molti di questi strumenti sono proprio le imperfezioni a rendere il suono unico, invece ti ripulire tutti i rumori abbiamo voluto far si che questi entrassero a far parte del carattere stesso dello strumento. I nostri tecnici hanno oltretutto ricreato virtualmente tutti quegli effetti e amplificatori che rendevano speciale il suono di questi strumenti.

Authentic Expression

Hybrid “Duo” Sounds

Insieme alla centinaia di Patches presenti abbiamo inserito anche dei suoni “doppi” combinando diverse tastiere così da creare nuovi suoni unici.

Duo Patches

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Omnisphere Integration

GLi utenti di Omnisphere 2 possono integrare la library di keyscape direttamente in Omnisphere

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Technical Specifications

• Huge library with over 500 “Best-in-class” sounds, 36 Instrument Models and Hybrid “Duo” Patches
• Deeply Multisampled sounds with up to 32-way velocity switching, Round Robins, etc
• Mechanical Noise, Pedal Noise and Release Noise behavior modeling
• Patches feature authentic circuit modeled amplifiers and effects
• Available as Download (77 GB) or Boxed USB Drives Edition
• Optional “Lite” installation (30 GB) for stage use
• Full Omnisphere® 2 integration

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL USERS
• 2.2 GHz Intel dual core processor or higher
• 8GB RAM minimum
• Solid State Drive recommended
• 80 GB of free hard drive space (30 GB for lite install)
Mac Users:
• OS X 10.9 Mavericks or higher
• AU, VST 2.4 or AAX capable host software
• Native 64-bit host*
Windows Users:
• Microsoft Windows 7 or higher
• VST 2.4 or AAX capable host software
• Native 64-bit host*
*32-bit hosts are not supported for Keyscape. However, Keyscape sounds can be played within Omnisphere 2 which can operate in 32-bit hosts

Recensione–Dronar

http://www.timespace.com/product/DRONARHE-110/Dronar%20Hybrid%20Module%20by%20Gothic%20Instruments.html

  • Create a massive universe of sound from a single chord
  • Incredibly simple, shimmering interface
  • Massive control from 6 powerful dials
  • Hold a few notes with one hand and turn the expressive dials with the other
  • Vast potential to create amazing, complex atmospheric sounds and expressively perform them
  • 300 powerful presets
  • 16GB of audio compressed down to 8GB
  • Audio by Hollywood trailer sound designer Alessandro Camnasio (Mad Max, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them) 
  • Expressive live strings performed by players from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Below the surface, DRONAR is a vast modular multi-timbral synth/sampler with multiple independent arpeggiators.
  • Record all your dial movements as DAW automation
  • Works beautifully with external MIDI controllers

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Elevate–Big Fish Audio–Recensione

http://www.bigfishaudio.com/elevate

Details

MULTI FORMAT VERSION
– 12 GB of material (3.5 GB of 24-bit WAV files)
– 5,005 files in WAV, REX and Apple Loops and WAV loops
– 1,214 WAV Loops
– 1,214 Apple Loops
– 1,137 REX Loops
– 1440 Multi-Track Drum Loops (24-bit WAV files)
KONTAKT FORMAT
– 3.5 GB of content
– 1183 total Kontakt patches
– 1136 Sliced Loops
– 47 Single Instrument Patches
ELEVATE
– 1273 files in WAV, REX and Apple Loops (418 WAV Loops)
– 418 WAV Loops
– 418 Apple Loops
– 437 REX Loops
Instruments Include:
Drum Elements (113 Audio Files)
– Kick
– Snare
– Snare Hit
– Hat
– Toms
– Cymbals
Drum Hits and Endings (45 Audio Files)
Drums Loops (180 Audio Files)
Electric Bass (154 Audio Files)
Guitar – Acoustic (40 Audio Files)
Guitar – Electric Clean (176 Audio Files)
Guitar – Electric Distorted (181 Audio Files)
Keys (109 Audio Files)
Piano (94 Audio Files)
Vocals – Male and Female (104 Audio Files)

This massive 12 GB collection (3.5 GB of 24-bit WAV files) of Pop, Modern and Indie Rock Songwriting Styles is a showcase of groups like Coldplay, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, One Republic, Fall Out Boy, Kings of Leon, Train, Pink, One Direction, Bruno Mars, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Linkin Park and so many more!
Elevate includes an enormous collection of Vocals (Male and Female) Acoustic Drums (Stereo, Hits and 24-bit WAV Multi-Drums) Electric Bass, Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Pianos, Keys, Synths and so many additional instruments that provide you with today’s contemporary rock sound. Elevate contains 10 Massive Construction Kits that give you the freedom to simply use one layer of the instrument by itself or increase the depth, complexity and beauty by adding additional complimentary instrument parts.
Elevate contains Drum Elements which give you the freedom to create amazing drum grooves quickly and easily. Drum Elements contains individual drum kit pieces (kick, snare, hi-hat, toms, cymbals; etc) that you can use individually or mix n match to create an unlimited variety of drum grooves and rhythmic textures. There’s also an enormous selection of Drum Endings and End Hits. Elevate contains DAW Sessions for each and every kit in the entire library (Full Multi-Drums, Multi-Drums and Stereo) giving you the freedom to create quickly and easily.
Elevate also includes 2.9 GB of Multi-Drums from the “Drum Loops” sections of the instrument kits for you to mix n match, remix and adjust anyway you like it and comes in the following formats: Mult-Format (Apple Loops, REX, WAV, RMX, Acid and DAW Sessions) and KLI (Kontakt 4 and 5 Instrument). Let the power of Elevate spark your creative flames and inject your projects with the raw emotion of today’s hottest Pop, Modern and Indie music.

Recensione Cinemorphx–Samplelogic

 

https://samplelogic.com/products/cinemorphx/

 

 

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  • Over 6000 never-before-heard sound presets
  • Dozens of fully-customizable effects presets
  • 4 soundcore engine, allowing simultaneous playback of up to 8 soundsources
  • Sample Logic’s proprietary Morph Animator, Step Animator, 3D Mixer, and the only XY mixer for Kontakt
  • All new hot-swappable FX chain technology
  • Fully randomizable interface for instant inspiration
  • All new effects inserts modules
  • So much more!