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    Dave Smith at Synthplex.

    Synthesis / Sound Design

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    Synth Secrets

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    Ilio release pop-themed Omnisphere patch library

    Modern Pop replicates contemporary pop synth tones

    Ilio have now followed up their inaugural Fame Series library with Modern Pop, which they describe as “a collection of radio-ready synth patches”.

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    Omnisphere 2 library by Ilio & Reverb Machine released

    Recreate classic synth sounds in your DAW

    Software makers and distributors Ilio teamed up with sound designer Reverb Machine to create 'Classic Sounds', based on synth sounds by such well-known artists as Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Gary Numan,  Joy Division and ABBA. 

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    Free starter modular software from Cherry Audio

    Plus huge sale announced, including third-party modules.

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    Krotos Audio's first soft-synth, Concept.

    Introducing Krotos Concept

    £99 Scottish soft synth promises immediacy and fun with depth

    The first soft-synth from Scottish plug-in company Krotos is worth a look!

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    Amazing Noises' Grainscanner for Ableton Live and Max for Live.

    Amazing Noises offer affordable granular & resynthesis tech

    10-voice granular synth and resynthesizer for Ableton Live out now

    Super-affordable 10-voice resynthesizer and polyphonic granular synth for Ableton Live 10.1 now available!

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    Reason 11, the first version of the much-loved software production environment to be launched since the parent company changed its name, will shortly be available in three versions.

    Propellerhead become Reason Studios...

    ...and launch three versions of Reason 11, including a DAW-compatible plug-in version!

    Propellerhead are dead... long live Reason Studios! And Reason 11 will be launched shortly...

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    Reason Europa synth now out as VST/AU

    Flagship spectral wavetable synth is also available on web for free

    In what is a first for the company, Propellerhead Software have released Reason’s flagship Europa synthesizer as a standalone VST/AU plug-in and in web audio format.

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    Polyverse Music I Wish

    Formats: Mac & PC VST, AAX & RTAS; Mac AU

    I Wish is a granular synthesis plug-in that uses incoming MIDI notes to play very short loops of audio.

    Reviews Jul 2016
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    KV331 Audio SynthMaster

    Software Synthesizer

    SynthMaster might seem like an ambitious name, but then SynthMaster is an ambitious synth...

    Reviews Mar 2016
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    Plug-in Boutique Carbon Electra

    Formats: Mac & PC VST; Mac AU

    Question: What’s the difference between Carmen Electra and Carbon Electra? Answer: One is a glamour model and performer, the other is a four-oscillator subtractive synth that will work as a plug-in within your DAW.

    Reviews Dec 2015
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    Muse Research Receptor 2 Pro Max

    Virtual Instrument & Plug-in Hosting System

    The Receptor lets you use VST plug-ins without a computer. How does V2 improve on the original?

    Reviews Jun 2010
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    Spyware Doctor; Cubase 4's Preset Management; Golden ASET

    PC Notes

    Cubase 4's new preset-management system falls under the PC Notes spotlight this month, as does an update to a recommended spyware-protection utility and an eye-catching yet cost-effective soft synth...

    Techniques Jun 2007
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    Digidesign Hybrid & Music Production Toolkit

    Analogue-style Synth & Plug-in Bundle For Pro Tools

    What could be more tempting than a sweet-sounding virtual analogue synth? How about that same synth bundled with a bunch of high-quality plug-ins targeted at music production?

    Reviews Jun 2006
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    Plug-in Folder February 2006

    3 New Plug-ins

    We test another group of hot plug-ins: Universal Audio Dimension D • Ugo Rez, Texture, String Theory & Motion • TC Electronic VSS3 Stereo Source Reverb.

    Reviews Feb 2006
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    RPCX Blue

    VST 2.0 & AU Synth Plug-in [Mac/PC]

    Sound designer Rob Papen may be best known to you as the man behind amazing sounds for the Access Virus or Alesis Andromeda. Now he's moved into producing software-based synths of his own. So how good is it?

    Reviews Jan 2006
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    Camel Space & DVR2

    Plug-in Folder

    We test two hot new plug-ins: Camel Audio's Camel Space (PC VST & Mac OS X AU) and TC Electronic's DVR2 (Mac/PC Powercore).

    Reviews Nov 2005
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    Plug-in Folder

    3 Hot New Plug-ins

    Basement Arts Frantic, Cakewalk Z3TA+, and Progress Software Soup get the install treatment.

    Reviews Oct 2005
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    Muse Research Receptor

    Stand-alone VST Plug-in Player

    If you want to get your hands on the latest VST Instruments and Plug-in effects, but don't fancy having a PC in your studio, Muse Research's Receptor could be the answer.

    Reviews Mar 2005
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    Concrete FX Kubik

    PC VST Plug-in

    Concrete FX's plug-ins incline towards the less well-trodden areas of sound generation, and their latest is a wavetable synthesizer that recalls the Waldorf Microwave.

    Reviews Jan 2005
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    Cycling '74 Mode

    Plug-in Suite [Mac OS X]

    If you are looking for effects and instruments to give your mixes a sideways slant, Cycling '74 might have just the thing...

    Reviews Sep 2004
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    Disco DSP Vertigo 2.0

    Resynthesizing Additive Soft Synth [Windows]

    Disco DSP's additive synth plug-in offers both high-quality resynthesis, with up to 256 partials per note, and a novel 'spectral display' for editing your sounds.

    Reviews Jul 2004

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