Spitfire Audio releases Charango free LABS series instrument

Spitfire Audio LABS CharangoSpitfire Audio has announced the release of Charango, the latest virtual instrument in the LABS series. The newest chapter in our LABS series is here. Not only is it magnificent — it’s FREE! This charango — an Andean guitar-like instrument — was recorded back in 2006 by Christian Henson on a KM184 mic in his […]

Roland updates SYSTEM-8 software synth to v1.3 incl. new FM oscillators & filters

Roland System 8 softsynth summer updateRoland has announced version 1.3.0 of its SYSTEM-8 software synthesizer powered by Analog Circuit Behavior. The update includes 2 new FM oscillators, each with 6 variations, as well as 5 new Filter variations, including the famous Jupiter-8 and Juno-106 high and low pass filters. For the “Summer of SYSTEM-8,” we’ve improved on one of the […]

Sampleson releases Electrix BPB Edition free electric piano plugin

Sampleson Electrix BPBSampleson has announced the release of Electrix BPB Edition, an upgraded version of the Electrix freeware electric piano instrument. The functionality is pretty much the same as in the original, apart from the new stereo tremolo effect with adjustable frequency. This type of effect is often used to make an electric piano sound wider and […]

AudioThing miniVerb 8-bit/chiptune & lofi reverb effect released + miniBit updated

AudioThing miniVerbAudioThing has released miniVerb, an effect 8-bit/chiptune and lofi reverb effect inspired by the sound of 80s game consoles and retro computers. Early consoles didn’t have much power for DSP effects, so the video game composers at that time had to improvise. The most common way to add a sense of space/reverb to the sound […]

u-he’s upcoming Hive 1.2 comes with wavetable scanning

u he Hive 1.2 wavetable scanningu-he has released new revisions of the Hive and Zebra2 synthesizer instruments, which allow you to try out a new wavetable scanning feature in the upcoming Hive version 1.2 release. With these new revisions you can use Zebra2 to create two waveforms and export them in a 2-frame wavetable, import this into Hive and use […]

GG Audio releases Spin rotary speaker plugin, Blue3 organ updated to v2

GG Audio SpinGG Audio has announced the release of Spin, an incredibly detailed simulation of several classic rotary speakers. Spin includes the Leslie 122 and 147, a custom “high power” model and the infamous Yamaha RA200. Something magical happens when your sound goes through a rotating speaker. Nothing quite sounds like it. Spin recreates the wonderful sound […]

2getheraudio releases RE4ORM virtual instrument & RE4ORM FX effect plugin

2getheraudio Re4orm2getheraudio has announced the immediate availability of RE4ORM and RE4ORM FX, two new software plugins under an industry-first model where customers pay what they want and half of the purchase price is donated to a charity or cause of their choice. The company’s mission is to bring more music into the world by empowering musicians […]

Output updates Arcade loop synthesizer to v1.1

Output Arcade 1.1Output has announced an update to its Arcade, a loop synthesizer that comes with daily new content. Version 1.1 is packed with new features focusing on workflow and playability, including a one-click ‘Download All’ option to get all the Kits in a Line, a resizable GUI, and playable pitch to use Arcade like an instrument […]

FXpansion updates Cypher2 synthesizer plugin to v2.4.9.0

FXpansion Cypher 2 updateFXpansion has released an update to the recent Cypher2, the virtual synthesizer designed for deep sonic exploration and expressive performances. It features a vast range of sound design tools and over 1300 sounds, including 500 MPE-optimised presets. Experience an unparalleled level of expression through analogue-modelled oscillators, waveshaping and thru-zero FM. Our signature TransMod modulation system, […]

It Might Get Loud releases Assault Drums, classic 80s Metal & Rock drums

It Might Get Loud Assault DrumsIt Might Get Loud Productions has launched Assault Drums, virtual drum instrument featuring the sound of early 1980s NWOBHM. From the basketball kicks, to dry toms, to smooth cymbals, Assault Drums has it all. Multiple routing options and advanced humanizing scripts give each and every drum a natural feel so you can dial tones from […]