Tek’it Audio announce Oru

Oru, the latest product from our friends at Tek’it offers powerful wave folding distortion, well suited to distort your synthesizer sounds. Ready to create amazing textures even from a simple sine wave.

With Oru you can manipulate the harmonic spectrum to add a little extra, or go heavy into a folded distortion fury by adding bias and doubling the distortion stages. The interface features a “Mix” control for blending the original sound with the sound of Oru, an “Output Gain” control with auto-gain to keep your level under control and a limiter stage to drive your distortion even further.

A must-have for those of you who want to push your synths into another sound universe.

The Tek’it Audio Oru is available for $29 at the DontCrack Store.

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Ueberschall releases Ukulele

If you ever want to create a happy and uplifting mood, the ukulele is the perfect instrument choice. Its delicate sound can create beautiful melodies if picked. In contrast, when strummed, it delivers a light, percussive, sound that fits in any mix and can bring a positive, happy, groove or a gentle sense of melancholy.

The Ueberschall Ukulele Instrument Series library captures these musical characteristics perfectly. With 1.7GB of sample data and 396 individual performances, the sample material is organized into over 40, phrase-based, folders and covers a range of keys and tempos. The loops have a lenght of four to eight bars. Within each folder, the phrase is presented as a strummed performance and a picked, arpeggio performance.

The Ueberschall Ukulele is available for $45 at the DontCrack Store.

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Overloud celebrates prestigious award

Overloud’s guitar effects suite TH3 has won the Electronic Musician’s Editor Choice Award 2017.

To celebrate this they are having a special promo until the 29th where you can make huge savings on the TH3 line of products.

The promo includes these special offers:

  • TH3 Full $299 (MSRP) for only $199
  • TH3 Full upgrade from TH2 $99 (MSRP) for only $59
  • TH3 Metal Edition $99 (MSRP) for only $69
  • TH3 Rock Edition $99 (MSRP) for only $69

TH3 has more than 160 models including Randall, THD and Brunetti amplifiers. And that these, for the first time in software form, cannot be distinguished from the real ones.

Unleash your creativity with the TH3 flexible sound chain: you can create any rig setup without the limitation of prefixed routing paths. The brand new zoom function allows to choose your preferred view of the sounchain: you can see the overview of your setup and control any parameter with just one click.

Setting up a MIDI floorboard is as easy as clicking an element into TH3 interface and pressing the corresponding pedal in the MIDI floorboard. TH3 learns the MIDI connection and uses it into any preset automatically. Gigs have never been so fun with TH3!

TH3 Metal Collection includes 80 presets designed to recreate the tone of your favourite Metal artists with just one click. Whether you are into classic Hard Rock, Extreme Metal or anything in between – TH3 Metal collection will take you to tone heaven without having to carry the gear.

TH3 Rock Collection includes 80 presets designed to recreate the tone of your favourite Rock artists with just one click. From pristine clean ballads to heavy hard rock sounds! Each module has been meticulously tweaked to give players complete control over their tone. Includes everything you need to create incredible rock guitar tones.

TH3, upgrades and collections are available now at the special promo price, at the DontCrack store.

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Sample Magic’s Boost now available

Sample Magic has been releasing some of the most interesting and useful plug-ins on the market today, and now they have another one for us, Boost.

Boost is a simple, powerful mix finalising utility designed to get your music sounding as full and polished as possible using a minimal amount of processing.

Utilising cutting-edge low-latency DSP, Boost adds multi-band compression, 4-band equalisation, stereo enhancement, brickwall limiting and filters out inaudible low frequencies to give a fuller, louder and wider mix down.

With Boost you can take an idea from start to finish using just 4 simple smart controls, Compress, Colour, Stereo and Limiter. Nothing could be easier than adjusting these four parameters until you have the mix sounding the way you have been dreaming about.

Sample Magic’s Stacker is also on promo at $59 instead of the normal $99 list price.

INTRODUCING BOOST BY SAMPLE MAGIC

BOOST: OVERVIEW

Boost is available at the special introductory price of $59.99, instead of $109 (MSRP) today on the DontCrack Store.

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PSPaudioware Spring Offer

Our friends at PSP are celebrating the coming of Spring, their favorite season and are presenting you with a very special offer. From today and for the next 7 days only, you can buy any of their reverb plug-ins at super discounted prices.

PSPaudioware’s plug-ins have a great reputation especially the reverbs that a special character that makes them a favourite for mixing engineers. PSP have endeavored to make them simple to use, while offering enough control over each algorithm for you to totally customize the effect to your specific needs. At these prices they are really worth picking up.

PSP’s Spring Offer Includes:

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Toontrack announces Blues Guitars EZmix Pack

Blues Guitars is an important new EZmix Pack that Toontrack has added to their large collection of sample libraries for the EZmix line. In the 1950′s blues guitar shifted from primarily acoustic to electric, it was the beginning of a revolution, one that is still going on today. It includes 50 amps, each one tailored for the blues guitar.

The Blues Guitars EZmix Pack delivers this legacy to you and sets out to capture the essence of electric blues guitar from then through now. Crafted by Ulf Edlund, Toontrack sound designer, guitar collector and longtime amp aficionado, this collection was carefully sculpted to emulate several classic amps, speakers and stomp boxes.

Features:

  • 50 guitar tones tailored for blues music
  • Based on amp, speaker and stomp box modulations
  • Rhythm, lead and clean tones

Toontrack’s Blues Guitars EZmix Pack is available at price of $45 here at the DontCrack Store.

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Mixing On Headphones In The Home Studio

Here is an interesting video we spotted from Graham Cochrane at The Recording Revolution.com. In every discussion about this subject, mixing on headphones is usually dismissed as a bad idea. But here Graham puts forth some interesting points why it may be a good idea after all.

In this video he put forth the arguments that headphones can help those of us who don’t have access to a world studio facility. We can have consistency in the monitoring, increased clarity and hear the more subtle aspects of the mix quite easily.

He does point out the pitfalls of exclusively listening on headphones as well, the inevitable ear fatigue and the need to change to any sort of loudspeaker to refresh your ears. All good advice to help you hear what might be not quite right about your mix.

Here is the entire video.

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Voxengo Announces “CRTIV Chorus” Plug-In

Voxengo has today announced the release of their new Chrous plug-in, CRTIV Chorus.

CRTIV Chorus is a stereo chorus effect AAX, AU and VST plug-in for professional music production applications. The Chorus is able to produce stereo-widening and weird modulation effects, in application; classic stereo chorus effect, stereo-widening effect and special sound effect(s).

Features:

  • Feedback for flange and delay effects
  • Low-pass filter
  • Stereo processing
  • Preset manager
  • Undo/redo history
  • A/B comparisons
  • Contextual hint messages
  • All sample rates support
  • Zero processing latency

Voxengo CRTIV Chorus is available now for $27.99 at the DontCrack Store.

Voxengo CRTIV Chorus

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GRM Creative Bundle for Musicians

Sound Designers throughout the world have been relying on GRM products to give them innovative effects and a creative advantage. Many of the unusual sound effects heard in the films you have been watching over the years are created by these tools. Remixers also love them for their potential to get ethereal, strange, and definitely attention-catching new sounds.

Recently GRM put together a new bundle, The “Creative Bundle”, aimed at musicians but equally attractive for others too, for you to add new colours to your mixing palette. Great news for those of you who would like have the possibility of using the creative power of GRM plug-ins to explore transforming any of your sounds into mind-warping soundscapes.

To give you an idea of what is possible with just one part of the bundle, here is an example of the unearthly transformations produced by our friend Simon Stockhausen, using Evolution.

The GRM Creative Bundle is available for $99 (MSRP $129) at the DontCrack Store.

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Ircam Lab Updates The Snail to version 1.2.12

Ircam Lab have today released a maintenance update for The Snail. Version 1.2.12 is now available at the downloads site (linked below) with the following fixes and important change log notes…

  • [Mac and Win]: Package rebuild for validation, and AAX plug-in resign.
  • [Win]: Preset recall and load fixed.
  • [Misc]: 1.2.11 was an internal build only.
  • [Win]: Some Nvidia driver incompatibilities causing crashes for Standalone. Developers continuing investigation.

Download Updates Here

In support of the recent Windows OS release…
The Snail is on promo at $49 until March 31, 2017. Purchase now at the
DontCrack Store.

Ircam Lab The Snail

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