Circular Group Buy Announced (14 Products)

Circular MainThis years Group Buy has the potential to achieve a total of 15 Products for just $19.99. There are six Kontakt Instruments which will be developed throughout the Group Buy which include Synths, Loop Manglers, a Midi ARP, and a Drum Machine. Circular, a synth which is based around cycling different Waveforms per note is immediately available to kick things off. As well as the Kontakt Instruments, 5 Levels will unlock Bonus Product credits¬† which can be used choose from a range of 56 products from the back catalogue. The products range from Kontakt Instruments to Synth Presets, Sampled content to VST Instruments. Even if you don’t use Kontakt it can be worthwhile to join to get a potential 5 products you may be interested in.

These Group Buys are now becoming an annual event beginning with Cassetto and last years Augment. Because the instruments are developed as the Group Buy progresses, it is estimated that it will run for 3 months to give enough time to complete all of the development. Last year ran at a steady pace so that products were always available as the level was reached, each product is developed in series and will hopefully be ready for each level. Last year saw some great ideas come up through the discussion thread which helped to shape the final instruments, which makes it an interactive experience for those interested.

All Kontakt Instruments require the full version of Kontakt 5 or later and will not run in the player.

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Allure for Serum Released

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A collection of 80+ presets for the Virtual Synthesizer Serum created by Xfer Records. The collection mainly consists of Pads and Atmospheric Sounds with plenty of movement. All Presets make good use of the Modulation Wheel and Aftertouch for added expression capabilities.

Allure costs $19.99 but is available for an introductory price of just $14.99 for the next few weeks.

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Blue Yonder for Diva Released

Blue Yonder CoverA collection of 85 Presets for U-HE Diva. The sounds are mostly Pads with a few keys and Arps. They are full of motion and every preset makes use of the Modulation Wheel and Aftertouch for added expression.

Blue Yonder costs $19.99 but is available for an introductory price of just $14.99.

A video demonstrating some of the Presets:

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Gravity Wave for Kontakt 5 Released

Garvity-Waves-MainGravity Wave adapts the synth engine from Fragments with the goal of building a unique sounding atmospheric synth. Gravity Wave uses very long waveforms which increases the complexity of the end result forming unique landscapes sometimes reminiscent of the Korg Wavestation. The samples used come from the previous releases of Fragments, Air Waves and Air Tones although they have been reprocessed into very long complex waveforms from which the sounds are pulled. Having the combination of the Radio Waves and Musical Sounds, it can make for some very interesting and unique Pads when mixed together.

Gravity Wave has 2 Synthesizers each using 8 sequencers to Sequence the Volume, Filter Cutoff, Loop Length, Loop start, Pan, Drive Amount, Delay Send and Reverb Send. This is a huge amount of Motion available to shape the character. In terms of sample playback, the loop start and length allows moving around the underlying samples, and because they are large results in unique and surprising sequences.

Gravity waves costs $39.99 but is available for an introductory price of just $19.99 throughout August.

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Contours for Repro-5 Released

Contours is a collection of 80 Presets for Repro-5 by U-HE. It consists of mainly Pads with a few FX, Keys and leads also included to provide an atmospheric collection. Good use is made of Aftertouch and the Modulation Wheel to add to the expressive qualities of each preset. Repro-5 is an superb emulation of the legendary Prophet 5 Synthesizer available with the Repro Collection.

Contours is available for the intro price of just $14.99 for the next few weeks.

This video demonstrates a few of the Sounds included:

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Chordian a Free Midi sequencer for kontakt Released

Chordian-MainChordian is a Midi Sequencer designed to work with the Kontakt 5 Midi output. It is a variation on Procession but with more of an emphasis on stacking pitches and lacks the CC implementation.

Chordian dispenses with 3 of Processions Trigger Sequencers but keeps the pitch Sequencers so that all 4 Sequences are played via a global trigger sequencer. The idea is that in Simple Mode you can easily line up all sequencers to see what is playing across the steps and it is therefore much easier to build Chord type sequences. Polyrhythmic operation is still possible however when Simple mode is switched off, except that it is just the pitches that are Polyrhythmic.

It still keeps most of the features from Procession such as the Scale Remapper, individual Length%, Velocity%, tuning capabilities, the file Browser and the Randomizers. It can even load Procession presets using the ‘A’ sequence for triggering, and on the other side Chordian presets can also be loaded into Procession.

Chordian requires the full version of Kontakt 5 and is free to anyone with an Homegrown Sounds account.

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Reanimator Released

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About Reanimator

Reanimator is an advanced dual sequencer which re-sequences Loop Slices. there are 2 identical machines and each can sequence Trigger/Volume, Filter Cutoff, the Wave Index (which of the 126 loops in a bank will play) and which of the 16 Slices will play. This is a powerful and creative process which can yield surprising results. Furthermore, the Modulation Wheel is used to offset the current Wave Index for instantly remixing the Sequence, and it can also be used to find the most interesting variation and then by using the Set Wheel button store it to the sequencer..

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Destiny for Kontakt 5 Released

Destiny Layer ViewDestiny features 11 Layers each of which contains a Singularity Synth which is also included as a 2nd Synth. The Layers can either be stacked into a Multi Layer Synth or used as a Multi-Timbral Sound Module. Each Synth has 2 Envelopes, 2 LFOs, a Sequencer which are assigned to Destinations via a Modulation Matrix.

Also included is Singularity which is made from a single Layer of Destiny. It still has 11 Layers but these are solely used for creating a great sounding Unison. Both Synths are preset compatible, although Singularity will convert Layer 1 to Unison Layers.

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