The buffalo server stopped working some time ago, I’ve finally got around to setting it up and getting it back online. Currently files can be downloaded from UK, Milan, Dallas and Buffalo.
Tanagra updated – Shaka Added
Tanagra, a collection of Wavetables and Kontakt Instruments now has a 3rd Instrument added; Shaka added. This synth based on Serenity uses the wavetables in a more standard synth architecture.
There are also a couple of bug fixes:
- Darmok – Microtonal Presets weren’t visible
- Tanagra – Waveform A + button didn’t work correctly
- Tanagra – Simple Randomizer ignored Locked Filter button.
Airwaves family updated to v1.04
Simple Randomization ignored Filter Locks. Updated products are Airwaves, Kinetic, Movement and Tanagra.
Tanagra Early Bird Released!
Tanagra is a set of single cycle waveforms sampled from a Hydrasynth. It includes 500 wavetables made in serum compatible with any synth that can load them, as well as 2 Kontakt 6 Instruments which utilizes them. There also duplicate wavetables in 8 bit format aiming to be more like the original PPG crunchiness. If you have Serum or another system for making Wavetables, the single cycles mean you can easily make your own.
Grey Matter 1.1 Released
- Grey Matter WT – a Wavetable Instrument with sequencers for Position and Sync.
- Grey Matter SMP – anon time-stretch Sample Version for use with non melodic samples.
Succession DND Updated to Beta 2
Updated with the following:
- Adds a Wavetable Version for Drag n Dropping wavetables. It operates the same except it has a control for Wavetable Position, and an LFO2 to Wavetable Position amount which replaces Sample Rate Reduction.
- The original legacy Delay, Chorus, Flanger and Phaser have been added, although they don’t sound as lush they use far less CPU. Also added Plate reverb and Legacy Reverb.
- Effect Labels now show the correct Labels for the Effects loaded.
- Old Succession Pro Presets will load the legacy effects.
- The Sample Start Sequence option is used for Wavetable Position in Succession WT
- LFO2 BPM Frequency selection has been improved.
- Drum option from Sample Manager has been removed, the ‘C’ Constant Pitch button can be used per sequencer instead.
- Sample Manager now deletes from the back and Delete all only removes actual loaded samples.
There is still the manual to write and some decent demos etc before the official release but I think it’s more or less there now! Let me know if you experience any issues.
Fixed Chrome Downloading Issues
People have had issues using the Chrome browser to downloads from the Product downloads page. It was to do with the security certificates on the file servers, Chrome was just dropping the downloads silently. It’s fixed now.
HGS VST Collection Now Hosted On The Internet Archive
I didn’t think through the end result of making my VST Instruments free. I’m just going to end up with endless fake accounts and a bandwidth hog. So from now on please download from the Internet Archive. You don’t need to make an account on HGS to get them 🙂
Succession DND Pre-Release available
The Pre-release of Succession DND is available, I’m hoping enough people will buy it to develop and include a Wavetable version too, possibly within the same instrument but most likely as a secondary instrument.
It uses a single bank of 127 Samples and they can be bulk or individually dropped onto the Sample Manager to load them. It’s possible to create your own unique instrument and save it as an nki for using in projects. You can create as many as you want!
The effects have also been updated to the K6 effects.
HGS VST Collection
All of the Windows 32-bit VST plugins are now free and most have been compiled into this collection. It’s no longer possible to support them, but they should all work fine and also with j-bridge. I learned so much in the days of developing these instruments and still use many of the ideas in my modern Kontakt instruments.
New Website is Live!
I’m still working on it for the next few days, so it isn’t quite ready for public consumption but I’m leaving it up so people can access the downloads. Just bear in mind it may not be consistently stable as I continue to make changes.
It’s been a massively frustrating challenge for me over the last year to keep the order history intact and update to the modern age. Hopefully I’ve managed it. I’ve had to completely rewrite the file management code, but it should hopefully be a little better as a result. It now sort by newest Orders and Newest files and uses an Accordion so you are not faced with a huge List of files. Those of you with a lot of products know what I’m talking about!
Your Order history may not be visible, but if you make a new order, even a free product, it should reappear. The downloads are correct however and everything you own is available.
In other changes, I’ve decided to make all of the VST Instruments/Effects free. They are all very old now and I’m unable to support them, so I’d rather they were available than removed from the world.
AirWaves and Movement Updated + Kontakt Sale
Both AirWaves and Movement have both been updated to add Kontakt 6 Specific Instruments. They include all of the new 6 Features such as the high quality Modulation, Delay and Reverb Effects as well as implementing Drag and Drop Support for easily using custom Samples. These versions also add an additional formant filter per synth with accompanying XY Sequencers with Talk and Formant Size.
This is a major update to the Instrument which has been redesigned to make it easier and much more logical to use.
To coincide with these updates both products are on sale for $19.99 as well as most other Kontakt Instruments.
Serenity Wavetable Group Buy for Kontakt 6
The Serenity Group Buy focuses primarily on the Wavetable support added in Kontakt 6 as well as providing an extensive collection of Wavetables. The Wavetables were made by sampling a Novation Peak, Virus TI as well as various other Synths. Initially 700 Wavetables are included and they are also compatible with any Synth that can load Serum Wavetables. A couple of Midi Instruments as well as a Euclidean Drum Machine are also planned. As with the previous Kontakt Group buys the Instruments are developed as the Group Buy Progresses.
Level 2 has already been achieved and so Serenity and Kinetic Wavetable Synths with 700 Wavetables are already available.
The Group Buy costs $24.99 to join and will run for approximately 3 months.
Midi Recorder Released
A very simple FREE Instrument for Kontakt that just Records whatever Midi Input it receives and the Recording can be dragged to your DAW or desktop. By selecting OMNI as the Midi input it can record Multi-Channel input and also export as a Single track file or Multiple Tracks.
Synthetic, Guitar Collection and Bass Collection updated
All Instruments have been updated to resolve sloppy timing that could happen in some hosts/situations.
Available from the Downloads page.