MUSIC
Resolume Arena v5.0 WiN/OSX-UNION
We're proud to present to you: Resolume Arena 5.0. This new major release focusses on video mapping in Arena. It brings zooming. Undo/redo. Slice masking. Poly slices. DMX fixture output. BlackMagic capture device output. Spout. And much much more, read the full release notes on the blog.

It’s been 4 years since we introduced Resolume Avenue & Arena 4. In those 4 years we released many many updates which brought a lot of improvements, effects and new features. It was time for something new, and we are proud to present to you: Resolume Arena 5.

We looked at the most important features that needed to be improved and this was clearly video mapping in Arena. Video mapping has taken the world by storm the past few years. We wanted to make this even easier and even more flexible with Resolume Arena 5. With Arena you can take on any size mapping project. Projecting on DJ booths and cars and buildings, as well as pixel mapping giant stages like Ultra. Projection mapping has gone from an artsy curiosity to a requirement in the toolbox of all VJ's.

Zoooooomin
With stages becoming bigger and LED resolutions going up it’s now easier to get everything pixel perfect by zooming in to your slices as far you need to make the final adjustment.

Undo (yes really)
In the advanced output you can now undo (and redo) all your actions. This is incredibly handy because video mapping can become quite complex and is not always an exact science. Sometimes you need to fiddle the sliders until it’s pixel perfect. You can now work on a complex mapping with the ease of mind that you can always go back in time, like Doc & Marty.

Polygon slices (poly what?)
This new way of video mapping is so innovative we even had to think of a name for it ;-) We’re calling them Poly Slices. Draw any shape you want and then warp each individual point. Triangles were just the beginning, young grasshopper

Snapping
Slices and points will jump into place when they get close enough. So you don't need to find that sweet spot twice.

Slice masks
You can now apply a mask to one specific slice by using the new input masking. You can even draw your own shape from scratch.
LiquidSonics Reverberate 2.000 WiN
Reverberate 2 is a modulated true-stereo hybrid convolution reverb audio processor for Mac and PC. Using a unique mix of advanced signal processing technology it creates a unique rich and dynamic reverb with unrivaled sonic capabilities.

Introducing Fusion-IRs
Reverberate 2 introduces Fusion-IRs, an innovative approach to convolution reverb creating a lively, organic reverberation that is impossible to achieve with traditional static convolution.
Fusion-IR processing captures the evolving character of time-varying reverbs using multiple true-stereo reverb streams that are processed simultaneously. The inputs to the convolution streams are modulated and the outputs fused into a rich, captivating space that mixes effortlessly with your music.

Fusion-IRs contain separately sampled early and late reverb components for a level of mix control never before found in convolution reverbs or sample packs.

Creative Convolution
By using a modulated mix of two separately controllable true stereo or Fusion-IRs incredibly musical and convincing reverbs are possible far surpassing traditional convolution plugins.
Further modulation is possible using post-processing effects including an all-pass interpolator chorus, modulated delay, modulated EQ and separately controllable early / late reverb pitch modulators.

Feature Gallery
Dual True Stereo and Fusion-IR Reverb Processors
The dual reverb processor manipulation views (IR1 and IR2) are shown below using different impulse response modes (true-stereo, Fusion-IR and synthetic IR).

Comprehensive Effects
Pre-convolution effects include dedicated time-varying equalisers to control how an EQ develops as a reverb tail progresses. Split early/late pitch modulation can provide a spin and wander modulation effect to the early and late components of a reverb.
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Reverberate (EQ editor view) Reverberate (EQ editor view) Reverberate (post-effect chorus view)

Post-convolution effects can be used to increase the motion within a reverb. Delay and chorus can be applied to IR1, IR2 and the master chains independently, and a modulated EQ runs on the master.

Reverberate (post-effect EQ view) Reverberate (mixer view) Reverberate (mixer view)

Flexible Mixing and Routing
The final mix page where panning, gain and mix modulation can be applied is shown. The settings page where global plugin controls are made precedes a montage of alternative interface themes.
Waldorf Nave Plugin v1.12 MAC FiXED
The award-winning Nave has succeeded in changing perceptions of what a serious iOS instrument can be, thanks to unique sounds simply unachievable with any other synthesizer. We have often been asked when Nave would be available on other platforms. This new Nave brings that notable Nave sound engine to your favourite DAW.

Designers have optimized its spectacular graphical user interface to work with the tried-and-tested computer combo of keyboard and mouse (or track pad) rather than touch screen surface technology, yet nothing has been lost in translation.

The featured-packed Nave comes pre-packed with superb sounds, ranging from spatial pads to vivid wavetable scans and cutting leads to solid basses, but, above and beyond that, also an abundance of incredibly imaginative sound worlds – many of them professionally produced by some of the top sound designers around.

blades beschnittenAs a synthesizer thoroughbred at heart, Nave really represents a phenomenal playground for sound creation creativity. Its oscillators offer expanded wavetable functionality with elaborate editing facilities and an extremely effective speech synthesizer.

Anyone at all familiar with Waldorf software instruments will immediately feel right at home with the typical Waldorf workflow where sound shaping modules are always directly accessible and all Arpeggiator, Envelopes, Effects, and Modulation Matrix management controls are only one push of a virtual button away. Nave compliments its standard yet classy chromatic keyboard with groundbreaking blades and pads to control the sound in different ways.

Nave 1.12

23rd Oct. 2015

New Features:
- Support of Native Instruments NKS (Native Kontrol Standard™) for Komplete Kontrol S-Series Keyboards and Maschine

FiXED NOTE:
In previous release I missed one check that make the plugin crash when opening some of the presets. File size reduced in this release to 484.22 MB because the k'ed plugins are included in the installer. 

Installation:
1. Install Nave_Installer.pkg.
2. Enjoy!
Steinberg Neo Soul Keys FULL OSX AU VSTi
Experience the most authentic virtual electric piano that brings that certain something to the table. Based on the powerful HALion engine and equipped with an elaborate interface Neo Soul Keys not only recreates the most legendary electric piano of all times but truly stands out in the studio as well as on stage.

Key features

Faithful sampling of original Mark I suitcase piano with multiple velocity layers of sustain, release, and staccato notes
Elaborate interface for direct access and intuitive workflows
VST Amp simulation with 6 different classic amp types
Premium effect section including tube distortion, chorus, flanger, phaser, delay, reverb and virtual wah pedal
Vintage modeled vibrato with intensity and speed control
Realistic sounds with bell, pedal and key noises level controls
Authentic bass, mid and treble boost to recreate the original sound
Adjustable velocity curves for individual playing behavior
Dedicated "bark” samples for classic grit sounds for authentic vintage sounds
Virtual microphone simulation with axis and off axis positioning and condensed and tube microphone types
MIDI learn and automation functions for all parameters
VST 3, VST 2 and AU host compatibility
Full accessability in HALion Sonic (1.6.2 or higher), HALion Sonic SE and HALion (4.5.3 or higher)
Cross-platform 32-/64-bit for Windows and Mac OS X Intel
Absolutely authentic

Driven by passion and the goal to reproduce the exact sound, feel and playability of the legendary Mark I suitcase piano, Steinberg created in collaboration with Gospel Musicians the most authentic sounding virtual e-piano experience ever.

Faithfully sampled with multiple velocity layers for sustain, release and "barking" staccato notes, Neo Soul Keys shines in regard to realism and playability by comprising that "certain something" that players are seeking from their instrument.

Based on the powerful HALion engine and equipped with an elaborate interface, Neo Soul Keys more than just recreates the most famous e-piano of all times but scintillates in the studio as well as on stage.

With lots of love for detail and the proper respect for the classics alongside the fascination for innovation, Neo Soul Keys proves to be a versatile
 
instrument for all kinds of vintage styles such as soul, funk, gospel and jazz but also contemporary productions like hip hop, R’n’B, neo soul, pop and house music


Steinberg Dark Planet Mac OSX VSTi/AU FULL
Yes, it's cracked. You are not dreaming or hallucinating.

Dark Planet is loaded with hundreds of creepy sounds, shattering loops and eerie instruments, including leads, basses, drums and effects that will inspire and give you the shivers at the same time.

Dark Planet’s earth-shattering sounds are equally suitable for impactful cinematic scores, massive industrial tracks and spacious dark ambient productions.

The integrated MorphFilter and the onboard effects provide everything needed to add spine-tingling ingredients to your productions and fuel your fantasies with the gloom of the Dark Planet.

More than 800 presets with loops and instruments, including basses, leads, pads, drums, percussions and effects and over 2 GB of uncompressed samples
Integrated MorphFilter for exceptional sound manipulation
Intuitive macro page for instant access to all major parameters

Compatibility
Dark Planet can be used as an independent instrument in VST 3, VST 2 and AU compatible hosts and as an expansion pack for the HALion library with HALion (version 4.5.3 or higher), HALion Sonic (version 1.6.2 or higher) or HALion Sonic SE* (version 1.6.1 or higher). The instrument installer includes the latest updater for HALion Sonic SE
Wavelore XpanDrum KONTAKT-VON.G
Wavelore Xpan-Drum ($89.99) is our newest product for Native Instruments Kontakt. Featuring up to 16-way round-robin samples, Xpan-Drum is a collection of four sampled hand drums, each expandable to as many as four drums per MIDI channel. Each drum uses extensive Kontakt scripting to allow user-definable humanization of the ensemble's performance, including tuning, timing, dynamics, panning, and volume of each "virtual" layer. In addition to these features, we've added intelligent round-robin (surpassing the effectiveness of Kontakt's default behavior), voice conservation for efficient performance, keyswitching for realtime ensemble size control, and two "repetition keys" for fast repetitions without having to strike the same key repeatedly.
Wavelore Brush Kit v1.0 KONTAKT-VON.G
The Wavelore Brush Kit contains 208 samples from a 5-piece drumset. The kit consists of a kick drum, snare drum, hihats, and two rack toms, a ride cymbal, a crash cymbal, and a splash cymbal. The drumset was mic'd with a pair of overhead microphones, and the kick, snare, were also mic'd "close". In addition to all this, a microphone was placed in an adjacent room to capture some ambiance for the kick drum, hi-hats, and toms. In this virtual rendition, you can switch these mics on and off, as well as adjust their relative levels and panning for each part of the drum kit.
Wavelore Clavichord v1.0 KONTAKT-VON.G
The Wavelore Clavichord ($179.99) (Kontakt 4 and higher) is the world's first deeply sampled and programmed virtual clavichord. This rare and beautiful keyboard instrument was a favorite of renaissance and barouque composers, as well as a popular practice instrument for organists (it's extremely quiet!), though it fell into relative obscurity starting around the early nineteenth century. In the twentieth century, it's best known, perhaps, in the form of its electronic offspring, the Hohner Clavinet, which we all know to be one the funkyiest sounding instruments on record. See Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" for a well known example.

The clavichord is considered by some to be the most intimate of keyboard instruments, mostly due to the fact that the player's fingers are more directly in contact with the strings; The most unique aspect of its construction is that it allows the player to rock his or her finger on a key, producing a vibrato effect, or "bebung"...poly aftertouch well before its time!

The Wavelore Clavichord faithfully reproduces all the defining and unique capabilites of its acoustic namesake, while also adding certain capabilities. See below for full feature list.

Instrument Features:

6 velocity layers, with 8-way polyphonic (true) round robin programming for all notes and release samples, allowing convincing performance of any passage...trills are especially fun :)

Intimate malleable sound, close mic'ed samples and stereo impulse reponses for enhanced cabinet resonance.

Characteristic release samples, accurately reflecting tangent buzz - adjustable in volume with carefully programmed decay-matching (so release samples don't "pop").

Configurable Keynoise samples for all notes, including a wide array of control options for performance detection. Of course, you can also just shut 'em off!

A dozen temperaments suitable for modern and period music: Equal, Pythagorean, and a variety of meantone and circulating temperaments.

Optional octave/unison string coupling with fine de-tuning control over each string of each key. This feature also allows the use and adjustment of "tangent slope", or the tendency of either member of a string pair to sound later than the other, based on the angle or "slope" of the tangent's edge. Together these controls can greatly enrich the instrument's sound, or even be used to simulate an instrument in varying stages of disrepair!

Ability to apply vibrato to only the last note played using an assignable MIDI controller, and including optional randomization of vibrato width and speed for a more "human" effect than typical LFO-based vibratos. Also includes an optional multiscript that allows the use of polyphonic aftertouch for true "bebung" technique.

"Electric" or "Acoustic" mode: Apply a variety of cabinet or amp resonances, as well as optional, keyswitchable wah, distortion, compression, and reverb.

MIDI Learn mode for all assignable controls.

A feature-rich, dynamic performance view with nine pages of clearly organized and intuitive controls for tweaking the instrument to your taste and style.
Carefully chosen factory settings to allow unsurpassed out-of-the-box playability.

A detailed 22-page user guide .pdf including a quick start guide and detailed info on operation.
Native Instruments Massive v1.5.1 WiN/MAC Update
MAXIMUM SONIC IMPACT
Virtual-analog architecture for colossal sound
Equally flexible in the studio or on stage
Comprehensive library with 1,300 huge presets

The synth that defined bass music, this powerhouse synthesizer is an uncompromising sonic monster and the go-to choice for bass music and electro producers.

A MODERN MASTERPIECE
MASSIVE is a sonic monster – the ultimate synth for basses and leads. The virtual-analog concept belies the contemporary, cutting-edge sound it generates. Clearly laid out and easy to use, MASSIVE gives you earth-shuddering sounds from the very first note.

UNCOMPROMISING SOUND
MASSIVE gives your tracks a solid foundation with the creamiest, punchiest basses. Razor-sharp leads cut through the mix even with grit and dirt piled high. And an overwhelming array of wavetable oscillators, modulation options, and filters and effects offer a sonic spectrum as broad as it is inspiring.

What's New

full support for new embedded views of KOMPLETE KONTROL & MASCHINE
Fixed an issue where some Komplete Kontrol / Maschine Browser User Preset tags would not be saved.

NOTE:

[Windows]
No need for a previous installation.
Follow the instructions and use the included scripts to add installation data.
Windows version based on R2R method. Shout-out to R2R!

[Mac]
You need a previous installation to install this update.
Mac version cracked by me.
Black Rooster Audio The Canary WiN/MAC
Black Rooster Audio has announced the release of The Canary, a free effect plug-in that adds attack and sustain to drum shells.

The goal was to create a Plugin, that gives you control over some basic parameters of the drum signal, that you may have lost during the recording process (or they probably haven‘t been there anyway), such as a tone, attack, sustain and some very basic filtering, which defines what is the natural sound of the shell.

As musicians and experienced sound enthusiasts we understand the recording process, where it is often a question of the right equipment, time and money to achieve quality. Especially when it comes to the drums. And who doesn‘t know the drummer that has some good (or bad) gear, perfectly damped to sound nice on stage or in his or her practicing garage, sounding like hitting a card-box. Whenever it comes to recording you might loose up to 80% of your tone defining sustain and the attack has been cut down to.

The Canary is here to help you, synthetically adding those missing parameters after the damage is done, allowing you to „tune" your drums in a song-conducive manner, which means that you can easily adjust it to the songs basic key.

And as long as your single drum instruments are on separate tracks, you can add the Canary effect on each single shell, making your Bass Drum sound voluminous and punchy, your Toms sound full and precise and your Snare sound crispy and massy.

The Canary features

Add the right tone to your drums.
Make them sound crisp and full.
Get that extra "punch”.
Suitable for all shells in your set.