This software synth turns your VST, AU or RTAS host into a classic video game console, vintage 8-bit home computer and even an 80′s arcade. Plogue chipsounds authentically emulates 15 vintage 8-bit era sound chips (on top of their variants), down to their smallest idiosyncrasies.
ENHANCED EQ is a unique, easy-to-use effect that will provide your tracks with the analog sound of the masters – equally potent at adding subtle definition as rich loudness. Modeled from a boutique studio standard, this is the go-to EQ for warmth, body and definition at the bottom end of your mix, or for crisping up the midrange. Emulated by the masters at Softube, ENHANCED EQ has a character and presence recognizable from a vast number of top productions.
PASSIVE EQ captures the rich, natural sound and presence of high-end, tube-powered studio gear. Its ‘musical’ character, even at extreme settings, makes this all-purpose EQ a natural choice for a wide range of production duties. Its ability to double as a premium mastering tool brings an unmistakable high-end-studio feel to every track, for beginners and experts alike. Exquisitely modeled in collaboration with the renowned Softube, and running standalone in any DAW, PASSIVE EQ puts the professional touch at your fingertips.
VARI COMP is an all-purpose, easy-to-use, two-channel compressor with breathtakingly transparent sound. Modeled on the sound of boutique high-end studio gear, this first-ever software emulation adds high-pass sidechaining and parallel compression – all while running as a stand-alone plug-in inside your DAW. Highly usable and full of rich, natural sound, VARI COMP delivers the warmth and presence of top-of-the-line tube-powered hardware.
Once again, NATIVE INSTRUMENTS raises the bar with KONTAKT 5 — the latest version of the industry-leading sampler. KONTAKT 5 takes a bold leap forward with 37 new filters, four new on-board studio effects, updated time stretching, a new instrument bus system and more. As you will see from the newSTUDIO DRUMMER, for example, it's a deep-rooted update to the KONTAKT platform, allowing us — and you — to create even better instruments and more powerful, expressive sounds.
Discover the new cutting edge of synthesis with RAZOR – a refreshing, truly new instrument based on additive synthesis. Created by maverick Berlin producer Errorsmith in partnership with NATIVE INSTRUMENTS, RAZOR has a characteristically dynamic and precise sound suited to tense basses, bristling leads and shifting, sci-fi soundscapes.
REAKTOR PRISM & FX is a highly playable, responsive polyphonic instrument and effects processor with an unconventional sound, for use with the freeREAKTOR 5 PLAYER orREAKTOR 5.5. Based on REAKTOR 5.5's new "Modal Bank" module, which utilizes the possibilities of physical modeling synthesis, the PRISM synth produces a dynamic and pristine sound that can be dramatically modified via internal or external sources. Its sister FX ensemble opens the door to fascinating sound shaping capabilities for use on any incoming audio as a lively effects processor. The result is a wide-ranging, contemporary synthesizer and effect.
After the success of THE FINGER, British artist and musical prankster Tim Exile is back with THE MOUTH! Designed to generate melodies and harmonies out of whatever audio material you feed it, THE MOUTH is a unique and exciting way to get creative results on the fly.
SKANNER XT is a raucous and exciting synth from the creator of REAKTOR. Part sampler, part synth, SKANNER XT offers a broad range of sounds - from big and nasty basses to celestial pads and intriguing, morphing soundscapes.
Highly unpredictable, this instrument delivers an edge to your productions that no other synth can. SKANNER XT runs in REAKTOR PLAYER or the full REAKTOR 5 version, and is also optimized for easy browsing from the MASCHINE hardware.
AudioFinder is an audio asset management system, and music production hub. AudioFinder gathers all the most useful tools in one quick and intuitive application, enabling you to be more creative by handling all the time consuming tasks that slow down your music production.
Over the past decade, the team at Toontrack® Music has produced and made available industry leading drum and percussion instruments heard in countless hit movies, TV-shows, video games, live performances and platinum albums. We’ve recorded numerous libraries with hundreds of the finest drums and cymbals totaling 200+ gigs of user content derived from 1,000,000 plus sound files..... .....until now, it’s been 100% acoustic.
Computer Music's goal is to help its readers create great music with a PC or Mac. Each month find easy-to-follow tutorials for all sorts of music software, unbiased reviews of the latest products, answers to technical questions, and a Dual Layer DVD-ROM packed with software and samples.