Our newly added manufacturer to the DontCrack store, Rob Papen, have update their Predator 2 virtual synth plug-in.
Predator 2 is the successor of a legendary synthesizer that has inspired many artists/composers and appears on countless music tracks! As before it combines inspiring presets and cutting edge features to make this your ‘go-to’ synth for contemporary music production.
The user interface has again been designed so that almost all main controls are visible on screen, making it fun and incredibly easy-to-use.
With Predator 2 and all its many cool features, we have also included an ‘Easy Page’ for the users that don’t like too many controls. The ‘Easy Page’ offers you the most important parameters if you want to change a sound quickly or just want to use the handy ‘preset variation’ function, which is an intelligent randomizer.
Predator 2 is packed with new powerful features such as: ‘Waveform morphing’, ‘Waveform drawing’, “WaveSet playmode’, XY pad, new EQ, and new voice level distortion…. and so much more!
Shipped with inspirational presets, Predator 2 is a unique synthesizer concept which combines ‘User Friendliness’ and ‘Packed Features’ in one amazing product.
ina GRM have been at the forefront of unique technologies and design for over two decades, creating exquisite plug-ins mainly used in the post-production film work by the likes of Skywalker Sound and other facilities in use on your favourite films to-date (inc. the successful 2015 release, Mad Max – Fury Road).
What’s new today and ever growing is the use of their plug-ins by artists, musicians, DJ’s and in various other fields in the commerical music industry. ina GRM saw this rise and decided to package some of their best plug-ins for the creative mind… the ‘Creative Bundle’ !
Inspring vision in sound, the Creative Bundle plug-ins are original, organic, and allow your sounds to come to life through various attributes and concept design parameters.
The Creative Bundle
This plug-in lets you create and control any type of delay line from echo to reverberation to phase shift, soften instrumental attacks, create a wide variety of special effects…
Delays consist of a set of delays which are variable from 0 to 6 seconds. Depending on the power of the processor, it is possible to have up to 128 simultaneous delays, whose amplitude and position are controlled. In the stereo version, the delays are assigned alternately to the left hand and right hand channels.
Evolution is used to obtain continuous evolution of timbre by frequential sampling of the input signal.
The timbre of the input signal is sampled at more or less regular intervals. The output signal is obtained by interpolation between the sampled timbres.
Evolution can turn any audio signal into astonishing textures or subtle smoothing effects. Just experiment by yourself using the downloadable demo version and get surprising results!
SpaceGrain enables the generation of up to 100 ‘ grains’ and their placing in a multi-channel sound space.. This gives you 100 points where your sounds are randomly assigned from point to point. Each grain provides a mono site for the sources to be heard. The input channels (up to 8) are randomly allocated to the grains. You can add delay and feedback to create extremely creative effects.
The Creative Bundle is available on promo for “ONLY $49″ (List $129) at the DontCrack Store.
All Other GRM Tools Bundles are Also on Promo!
Plugivery (our B2B distribution department) has successfully negotiated exceptional GRM Tools deals for the holiday period. Take advantage of these great prices “NOW” as discounted prices end January 30, 2017, and they surely won’t be back on promo due to the high-end post production market for their typical use. See all the deals at the DontCrack Store.
DontCrack is always looking for products that let you improve the way your music sounds.
Usually it is a new plug-in tool or a fabulous new virtual instrument to inspire your creativity. But ultimately all these new tools won’t sound their very best if your not using your ears as well as you can to let them shine through.
TrainYourEars is an ear training tutorial software designed to help you understand equalizers and frequencies like never before and until the 16th of January you can get it for ONLY $49 ($89 List).
Up until now only the ‘Golden Ears’ Engineers after years of practise or training could identify frequencies and then either cut or boost frequencies to have all the elements in a mix be heard as clearly as possible.
TrainYourEars speeds up your learning process exposing you to hundreds of random equalizations you have to guess. In no time you will develop a frequency memory which will allow you to connect the sound you imagine in your head with the parameters you need to dial, quickly and easily than ever.
Here is what people are saying about using TrainYourEars:
“As someone with lot of experience, I was surprised by how much it refined my ability to detect frequencies.” JOEL KROZER Mastering Engineer, Denmark 6 Bit Deep Sudios.
“I love the software! I would never be without it again. It helps me be more unbaised, confident and precise.” ANDREA ZANINI Producer, Composer & Mastering Engineer.
“I bought this a couple of days back and I’m already hitting about 94% accuracy. I was WAY off initially. I look forward to identify multiple 1/3 octaves!”
We have a new exciting partner. kiloHearts is a young Swedish company that won the Computer Music’s ‘Innovation of the Year 2016′ Award for their ‘snap-in’ concept for building plug-in chains full of endless possibilities.kiloHearts is a young Swedish company that won the Computer Music’s ‘Innovation of the Year 2016′Award for their ‘snap-in’ concept for building plug-in chains full of endless possibilities.
kiloHearts have made ‘building-blocks’ plug-ins of all the most useful audio tools you can imagine, a phaser, reverb, Eq, Compressor, Gate and more exotic ones such as Ring Mod, Formant Filter and many others.
All these plug-ins can be used as regular AU or VST plug-ins. But, they are also ‘snap-ins’ that can be used with their FREE Snapin framework ‘SnapHeap’, the kiloHearts Toolbox or the more advanced ‘Multipass’ framework.
Multiband takes multiband processing to new heights. When adding effects to a sound, it’s not uncommon to want to apply these effects to just a certain part of the sound.
For example, you might not want a complex chorus to affect your bass too much, or a hard distortion to totally fry your high end. Either way, multiband processing adds a dimension to effect chains that really opens up a new world of options in sound design.
Multipass helps you with this, allowing you to split the input sound into up to 5 easily tweakable frequency bands and applying unlimited number of effects to each band. Pitch shifted auto pan with a filtered chorus delay distortion? No problem at all!
Your imagination will be challenged by the possibilities that kiloHearts products have to offer.
Our friends at BeatSkillz are having their holiday sales, and with their great products comes festive cheer with up-to 50% discount.
Get the classic British compression sound from Valvesque, spice your rhythm section with authentic sampled Bollywood Maharaja Drums, bring back the 80′s with Retro Hit and Retro KZ, fatten the mix with Slam Pro, and more…
See all the festive holiday prices for BeatSkillz products at the DontCrack Store.
Antares are having a 3 day weekend flash sale on their Auto-Tune Live plug-in…
Whether you’re performing on stage or tracking vocals in the studio, Auto-Tune Live features genuine Antares Auto-Tune technology optimized for real-time pitch correction or creatively modifying the intonation of a performance.
Thanks to its ultra-low latency, Auto-Tune Live allows virtually instant response in performance or when tracking in the studio. And with its MIDI control capabilities, you can control all of Auto-Tune Live’s key performance parameters in creative real-time pitch processing.
Get Auto-Tune Live for “ONLY $99″ through December 18th, 2016, at the DontCrack Store.
Audionamix, our close partner has started their holiday promo… get up to 40% off!
This offer includes all their new Bundles, the ADX Plug-in Bundle, the ADX Professional Suite, ADX Post-Production Bundle and the ADX Music Production Bundles as well as their well-known Trax, VVC, SVC and Trax Pro products.
Audionamix is responsible for the development of ADX, the world’s first non-destructive, automated melodic audio source separation software. Recognised for its innovation, intuitive interface, straight-forward refinement tools and its ability to separate melodic content from mono or stereo audio files.
If you’re an audio engineer, DJ, or producer, ADX technology will augment your creative options. Recording studios and post-production facilities can profit as well by exploring the many applications of ADX TRAX in music, film, and advertising.
Applied Acoustics Systems are continuing to update their virtual instruments catalogue to offer compatibility with the NKS format from Native Instruments. The first update release was Lounge Lizard EP-4 in June, Strum GS-2 in August, and now Ultra Analog VA-2.
The Finest in Analog Sounds. In a world filled with reproductions and ever increasing complexity, Ultra Analog VA-2 imposes itself as a unique and powerful synth that is fast, easy and remarkably versatile.
At the heart of Ultra Analog VA-2 are the best alias free oscillators in the industry, featuring standard wave-shapes, hard sync, sub oscillators and integrated pitch envelopes for the most impressive, evolving and dynamic analog tone you have ever heard.
Two audacious multi-mode filters with distortion are then applied to confer Ultra Analog VA-2′s sonic character. Finally, carefully chosen modulation options are provided by two syncable comprehensive LFOs, four loopable velocity sensitive ADSR envelopes generators, and vibrato.
View more details and feature highlights of this great product at the DontCrack Store.
Over the years DontCrack have been mainly focussed on providing high-end audio plug-in sales to professionals and studio engineers alike, and we carry that ethos forward through today and into the future.
Today we are proud to extend and grow our catelogue of great products for the wider audio community consumption through virtual instruments, and are proud to announce the availability of “Rob Papen” products at our store (alongside highly praised Applied Acoustics Systems, XILS-Lab and others).
We look forward to a great partnership with Rob, and will be working with many other manufacturers in the near furture to bring even more products and deals to our fantastic customers!