Cassetto for Kontakt updated to v1.4

Cassetto-v1.4.AdvancedThis updated sees the introduction of a Microtonal System, Scales can be loaded via the inbuilt preset browser. There is also an online facility for converting Scala (*.scl) files to the Cassetto format. Over 300 scales are included covering a lot of territory.

The introductory group buy for Cassetto has been extended until December 1st, and currently you will get 6 bonus products as well as Cassetto for just $14.99.

Cassetto v1.4

  • Added Randomize Waves on Load Preset – An interesting alternative when scrolling through the Presets.
  • Replaced the loaded Wave displays with menus so that they can be selected via the menu as well as the slider and -+ buttons.
  • Added a Microtonal Engine that loads Microtonal presets through the existing browser.
  • Ability to intelligently map scales of less than 2 octaves to 12 note mappings so that they make more sense on a standard Keyboard.
  • Support for scales up to 88 notes in size.
  • Support for Scales that span multiple octaves in total range as well as the more common 1 octave interval scales.
  • Added an online facility to convert most Scala (.scl) Files to Cassetto format.
  • 300+ Scales included

 

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Cassetto for Kontakt updated to v1.3

Cassetto-1.3-arpCassetto sees another major update mainly focused on the arpeggiator with the introduction of 6 Modulation sequencers and a Scale Re-Mapper. The introductory No Brainer Group buy which costs  just $14.99 is entering it’s final week and so far has achieved 4 bonus products.

  • Improved the Visibility of the Information Panel
  • Length Mode for the ARP Chord Modes that only triggers new notes if they are not already playing, using the length slider can create some interesting rhythmic results, and can be automated.
  • 3 Root Modes for the ARP where the Root note decides the Key and Scale that all other Notes pass through.
  • “High & CHORD ARP” Mode Added – Lowest Note plays the Pitch Sequence, other notes play without Pitch sequencer
  • “Low & CHORD ARP” Mode Added – Lowest Note plays the Pitch Sequence, other notes play without Pitch sequencer
  • Scale Re-mapper added to to the ARP Pitch output
  • Each Sequencer now has a Repeat Button which will cause each step to repeat x times before moving on. The Repeat Time is set by the Repeat Slider which previously only affected Pitch.
  • Added Modulation Sequencers to the ARP for Filter 1 & 2, Resonance 1 & 2, Filter Decay and Volume Release.
  • Percentage Knob for controlling the overall level of the Modulation Sequencers.
  • Sustain Pedal Now works as expected when the ARP is disabled
  • Added 22 Custom LFO Shapes
  • 12 Multi Waveforms using multiple single cycles added to the Waveform Selections
  • Panel Selection is now sticky and can be saved by Saving the Cassetto .nki
  • Fixed a bug where negative Keyboard → Filter didn’t invert
  • Fixed a bug where the display flickered occasionally
  • Fixed a bug where the ARP length when extreme could cause polyphony runaway

 

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Cassetto for Kontakt Updated to v1.2

Cassetto-AdvancedCassetto has been reviewed on Producer Spot. and gets a major update adding a 3rd Envelope and LFO with some interesting destinations. The introductory group buy is now halfway and currently has achieved 3 bonus products with the new option to buy multiple credits for further bonus products.

Cassetto v1.2:

  • Added Filter Swap Button which exchanges the settings of the filters
  • Added Buttons to assign LFO→Volume amounts to pitch instead
  • Sequencer Lights now switch off when no notes are playing
  • Added LFO Sync Mode
  • Added Advanced Panel with extra controls for FX
  • Added LFO3 with destinations for Resonance 1 & 2, Filter 1 & 2 and LFO1 Frequency
  • Added ENV3 with destinations for Resonance 1 & 2, Filter 1 & 2, LFO1 Frequency and LFO3 Level.
  • No Purge Option added (‘P’ next to ‘D’ in the master section
  • Oscillator Waves now have a randomizer each
  • Improved delay contamination when changing presets
  • Some sliders can now have negative values so that 0 is the centre, a black mark at the centre of the scale shows this.

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Cassetto updatated to 1.1 – compatible with Kontakt 5.5

Micro-CassettoCassetto gets a major update, most importantly a few people requested a version for Kontakt 5.5 and so Micro Cassetto is born. It is functionally identical to Cassetto but uses Panels. There are also an additional 63 hand crafted Single Cycle Waveforms, after making presets with the existing single cycles I wanted to expand the digital side of the synth. It has increased the amount of sounds it can make extensively.

The Introductory Group Buy is currently at 84 members with only 16 to go to achieve the 2nd Bonus product.

Changelog

  • Added Micro Cassetto, a smaller version which is identical feature-wise yet compatible with Kontakt 5.5
  • 63 Digital Single Cycle Waveform Added
  • Added some Dotted Tempo values to ARP Tempo
  • Fixed an issue where HOLD and As Played didn’t work correctly
  • Increased ARP Length to 300%
  • Decreased CPU Usage significantly and raised Polyphony to 64
  • Improved GUI slightly
  • Fixed an issue with Automation in Ableton Live
  • A few more presets demonstrating the new Waveforms

 

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Essence for TAL Bassline-101 Released

Essence-CoverEssence is a collection of 175 presets for Bassline-101 by TAL. Consisting mainly of Sequences and Pads this collection attempts to explore this classic architecture to the full. The sequencer patches also use unique presets behind the sequencer which can be used by disabling the sequencer. Note that some of the sound demos use the free TAL Juno Chorus and some delay which is highly recommended with this synth.

  • 13 Arps
  • 9 Bass
  • 10 FX
  • 15 Keys
  • 6 Lead
  • 36 Pads
  • 86 Sequences

Essence is priced at $19.99 but is available for $14.99 as an introductory offer using the code INTRO25

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Lifelines for Spire Released

Lifelines-for-SpireLifelines is a collection of 96 expressive presets for the virtual synthesizer Spire. Good use is made of both the Modulation Wheel and Channel Pressure (Aftertouch). The main feature are the Pads and Keys which are oozing with atmosphere. Spire 1.1 is required as some of the patches used the new FM Module.

  • 49 Pads
  • 7 Arps
  • 13 Keys
  • 16 Sequences
  • 6 Drum Sounds and FX
  • 5 Leads and Bass

Lifelines is priced at $19.99.

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Nostalgia for Sunrizer released

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Nostalgia-for-SunrizerNostalgia is a free collection of 90 Presets for the Sunrizer synthesizer by Beep Street. It mainly consists of Pads and Atmospheric sounds with a few leads, arps, basses and effects thrown in. Sunrizer is a particularly nice synthesizer for Pads, the reverb adds some nice vocal and string like harmonics to the mix.

Nostalgia is completely free and can be downloaded from this page.

Summer Sale and Alectrona for ArcSyn Released

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Homegrown Sounds are having a sale until the end of July, use SUMMER40 at the checkout to get the reduction.

Alectrona is a collection of 100 Presets for ArcSyn by SPC Plugins. This synth has some interesting oscillators and deep modulation capabilities which leads to some interesting paths throughout the pads and sequences. There is plenty of atmosphere amongst the pads and some ambient style keybeds which make for good noodling. The sequences range from full on track inspiration loops to dreamlike tangerine dream style sounds. All presets make use of both Aftertouch and the Mod Wheel.

  • 61 Bass, Leads and Pads
  • 39 Sequences

Alectrona is priced at $17.99.

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Paradox for Dune 2 Released

Paradox-CoverParadox is a collection of 75 presets for the Dune 2 synthesizer. It is an atmospheric collection of Pads and a bunch or ARP and Sequencer patches making full use of Dune 2′s multilayer capabilities. The Modulation Wheel and Aftertouch are used in every preset for real-time manipulation. 30 Wavetables are also included that were especially created for this collection.

  • 9 ARPs
  • 8 Bass/fx/Keys/Lead
  • 41 Pads
  • 17 Sequences
  • 30 Unique Wavetables

 

Priced at $19.99.

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