Archive for November, 2022

Rob Papen introduces eXplorer-8 Bundle, BLUE-III and RevSane

 

Rob Papen Inspiration Soundware has introduced eXplorer-8, the latest edition of its software synthesizer collection.

The updated bundle adds the BLUE-III virtual synthesizer and RevSane virtual effect plug-ins, so the comprehensive collection now includes all 30 Rob Papen products currently available.

 

Papen’s introduction to BLUE-III:

RevSane is a plug-in designed to create beautifully dense reverb sounds fit for working with any track, in the first instance, though that is only one side of this particular production story. Users can control the flow of the reverb parameters using the so-called DISRUPT ‘sphere’ to turn RevSane into a dynamically fresh-sounding special effect plug-in, permitting users to think outside of the fourth dimension by using reverb in creative ways.

 

Rob Papen RevSane introduction:

eXplorer-8 is available with a time-limited promotion price of €374.00 /$374.00 throughout November 2022, rising thereafter to its regular price of €499.00 /$499.00

BLUE-III is available — as a 64-bit AAX-, AU-, VST- and VST3-compatible virtual instrument plug-in for Mac (OS X 10.13 or higher) and as a 32- and 64-bit VST- and VST3-compatible virtual instrument plug-in for PC (Windows 7/8/10/11) with 64-bit AAX-compatibility available for PT 12 or higher (PC) — at a time-limited promotion price of €111.00 /$111.00 throughout November 2022, rising thereafter to its regular price of €149.00 /$149.00

RevSane is available — as a 64-bit AAX-, AU-, VST- and VST3-compatible virtual effect plug-in for Mac (OS X 10.13 or higher) and as a 32- and 64-bit VST- and VST3-compatible virtual effect plug-in for PC (Windows 7/8/10/11) with 64-bit AAX-compatibility available for PT 12 or higher (PC) — at a time-limited promotion price of €36.00/$36.00 throughout November 2022, rising thereafter to its regular price of €49.00/$49.00

Cherry Audio introduces Synth Stack 3, Virtual Instrument Collection

 

Cherry Audio has introduced Synth Stack 3, a collection of 16 virtual instruments, including the Voltage Modular Core + Electro Drums bundle, DCO-106, CA2600, Surrealistic MG-1 Plus, Polymode, Eight Voice, PS-20, Memorymode, Mercury-4, Quadra, Dreamsynth, Miniverse, Lowdown, Elka-X, Sines, and their new flagship synthesizer, GX-80.

 

The virtual instrument collection includes 13 emulations of classic vintage synthesizers, two original synthesizers, one massive modular synthesizer platform, and nearly 6,000 presets.

Synth Stack 3 includes:

  • Voltage Modular Core + Electro Drums, a powerhouse collection of modular madness including 120 modules and over 600 presets.
  • DCO-106, a stunning recreation of the much-loved Juno-106 polysynth of the 80’s.
  • CA2600, a powerful, self-contained duophonic synthesizer inspired by the groundbreaking ARP 2600 synthesizer.
  • Surrealistic MG-1 Plus Synthesizer, a recreation of the Moog MG-1 synthesizer sold in Radio Shack stores in 80s.
  • Polymode, inspired by the Moog Polymoog synthesizer, one of the world’s first polyphonic synthesizers.
  • Eight Voice, an emulation of the immense Oberheim Eight Voice, one of the world’s rarest and most desirable vintage instruments.
  • PS-20, an “ultra-realistic, polyphonic, hot-rodded tribute” to Korg’s renowned MS-20.
  • Memorymode, based upon the Memorymoog, one of the very best-sounding polyphonic programmable analog synthesizers of the 80s.
  • Mercury-4, a detailed emulation of one of the best-sounding and quirkiest polyphonic synthesizers of the late 1970’s, the Roland Jupiter-4.
  • Quadra, a reimagining of one of the quirkiest, rarest, and most curiosity-inspiring vintage synthesizers of all time, the 1978 ARP Quadra.
  • Dreamsynth, a tribute to the celebrated hybrid analog/digital synthesizers of the mid-to-late 1980s.
  • Miniverse, a virtual emulation of the granddaddy of all portable synthesizers focused on a single principle: absolute authenticity.
  • Lowdown recreates the super-fat, room-rattling sounds of the most legendary dual-oscillator bass pedal synth ever made.
  • Elka-X, based upon the legendary Synthex, a rare Italian analog synth manufactured by ELKA in the early eighties.
  • Sines, an original polyphonic synthesizer that utilizes diverse waveshaping methods to bend pure waveforms into infinitely variable and complex shapes.
  • GX-80, Cherry Audio’s visionary flagship synthesizer that combines the sound and features of the fabled Yamaha GX-1 “Dream Machine” and its renowned descendant, the CS-80.

Synth Stack 3 is now available, as both standalone applications and in AU, VST, VST3, and AAX plugin formats for Windows and macOS, priced at only $299.

Cableguys ShaperBox 3.1 Updates adds a new Oscilloscope Tool

 

Cableguys’ ShaperBox 3 is its much-loved audio movement and mixing plugin – and the v.3.1 update just made it even better.

New for version 3.1 highlight is Oscilloscope Tool. Additionally, this includes a high-res waveform display that locks to beats and bars, audio or MIDI, and is designed to help producers to visualise the dynamics of their music and identify mix problems. You can also overlay the waveform of any other track using sidechain routing.

ShaperBox 3.1 video demo:

 

Comprising nine multiband effects – Volume, Time, Drive, Filter, Crush, Noise, Pan, Width and the new Liquid processor – ShaperBox 3 is controlled on a visual interface that enables you to draw waveshapes, and offers easier LFO editing than ever before.

New for version 3 is Audio Triggering – switch this on and the LFO will restart with every transient. There’s also a new external sidechain input in the VolumeShaper that comes with its own view.

The new effect, LiquidShaper, takes ShaperBox into flanging and phasing territory, while new editing features include a more powerful pointer tool that makes all key functions operable with a left click.

Preset browsing has been streamlined and speeded-up, too, while ShaperBox’s multiband compressor can now be inserted anywhere in the processing chain. The envelope followers, meanwhile, offer an improved adaptive release mode that’s said to produce an even sweeter analogue-style response, and various specific improvements have been made to a number of the individual effects.

The nine plugins contained in Shaperbox 3.1 would regularly retail for a combined total of $301/€301, but you can currently get them for just $89/€89.

ShaperBox 3 is available now for PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats. Find out more on the CableGuys website. And, this being Black Friday, you can get Cableguys ShaperBox 3.1 for just $89/€89