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Novation has now announced that members of the Sound Collective can download Krotos Audio’s Simple Concept plug-in synth for free, plus members can claim a 50% discount on the full Concept from 6th August to 8th October 2020.
Krotos Audio Simple Concept
Powered by the award-winning Concept synthesis engine, Simple Concept centres on a vast library of over 80 presets, each one enabling access to specific elements of its complex under-the-hood architecture via three macro controls. One preset might feature macros for controlling ‘Chorus’, ‘Shape’ and ‘Octave’, while another offers adjustment of ’Tone’, ‘Filter’ and ‘Space’. Specific presets enable the amplitude or pitch of any external sound source to be used as an envelope-following modulation source, and an ADSR envelope allows for amplitude shaping.
Finally, the ’Tweak It’ system randomises pre-selected parameters at the click of a button for the instant creation of limitless variations on each preset. Plus, the Oscilloscope lets you see the results of your edits as you make them.
Krotos Audio’s full Concept
Krotos Audio’s full Concept gives the user full access to the underlying engine behind Simple Concept. Comprising two dual-waveform oscillators, ten effects modules and a beautifully visualised freeform modulation system, and facilitates unfettered assignment of parameters to the ’Tweak It’ system for controlled randomisation. A thoroughly contemporary analogue-style synthesiser, Concept successfully strikes the right balance of approachability and versatility and sounds superb doing it.
- VST/AU/AAX plug-in synth for Mac and PC
- Powered by the Concept synthesis engine
- 80+ presets across the gamut of sound types
- Three pre-assigned Macros for every preset
- ADSR amp and/or filter envelope
- ‘Tweak It’ randomisation system
- Audio input for amplitude- or pitch-based envelope following modulation
- Oscilloscope output signal visualiser
Novation has announced that from the 11th June to 6th August 2020, members of Novation’s Sound Collective community can take their MIDI compositions to the next level by downloading FrozenPlain’s Obelisk auto-chord plug-in for free. And also claim a 30% discount on the pad/drone-specialising Wraith synth.
Obelisk is a powerful VST/AU plug-in that turns monophonic MIDI sequences into key/scale-constrained chord progressions, based on your specifications.
Select the harmonic intervals you want to have automatically stacked above and/or below the incoming notes from an extensive menu – Minor 7th, Fourth, Tritone, Octave, etc – or load one of a variety of pre-set chords. Then set a key and scale from a similarly comprehensive roster – Major, Minor, Harmonic Minor, Blues, Arabic, Major Pentatonic, Minor Pentatonic, etc – to constrain the chords to that tonal base.
Your own custom chord shapes and scales can be saved and recalled, and for compositional flexibility, you can house up to four different setups in a single instance of Obelisk, enabling on-the-fly key-switching between chords and scales as your track progresses.
Obelisk is an incredibly useful MIDI tool and will not only prove invaluable in bringing depth and musicality to your tracks but is also sure to improve your understanding of harmony during the process.
- VST/AU plug-in for Mac and PC
- Automatically generate user-defined chords of up to four octaves in range from monophonic input
- Constrain chords to any key and a wide range of scales
- Four ‘channels’ each host their own chords and keys/scales for on-the-fly key-switching
- Many pre-set chords included
- Create and save custom chords and scales
- Save and load complete plug-in state pre-sets
- ‘Last Chord’ display names auto-generated or manually played chords
- Resizable GUI with three visual themes
- Onboard tooltips
Meanwhile, Wraith is a flexible synthesiser built for dark cinematic sound design, with 3 independent layers, each drawing from a library of 230 samples and featuring its own filtering, modulation, EQ and looping controls.
Novation has just announced its latest software giveaway for its Sound Collective members. ROLI’s ROLI Studio Player and ROLI Studio Drums are both available for download from 9th April to the 11th June 2020 for FREE.
ROLI Studio Player offers hundreds of larger than life synth basses, pads, leads, FX and much more at your fingertips, generated using the company’s Equator, Strobe 2 and Cypher 2 engines. Whereas ROLI Studio Drums is the worlds first desktop MPE drums plug-in that offers 15 ready-made 16-pad sampled and synthesised drum and percussion kits.
ROLI Studio Player and ROLI Studio Drums are an intuitive, versatile and incredibly rewarding electronic musical double act. ROLI Studio Player and ROLI Studio Drums will effortlessly transform your existing projects and always inspire new creations with their sublime sonics and performance-orientated controls.
ROLI Studio Player
- Compatible with Windows 10 and macOS 10.13+ (64-bit)
- Works stand-alone or as VST/Audio Units plug-in
- Massive library of selected Equator, Strobe2 and Cypher2 presets
- Adjust preset-specific parameters with three macro sliders and XY pad
- Smart Chords module generates chord progressions from single notes
- Three-layer Arpeggiator for quickly creating complex and evolving sequences
- Four Audio Effects inserts with a wide variety of modules
- Output MIDI data from Smart Chords and Arpeggiator (VST only)
ROLI Studio Drums
- Windows 10 and macOS 10.13+ support (64-bit)
- Works stand-alone or as VST/Audio Units plug-in
- Synthesised and sampled sounds in the world’s first MPE drum engine
- 15 pro-quality kits of 16 pads each, created by ROLI’s in-house sound team
- Macro slider and XY control for each drum pad
- Four Audio Effects inserts with a wide a variety of modules
Sound Collective is a community hub that brings you, Novation and some of the most innovative software brands together. Sound Collective makes it easy for you to keep up to date with regular free software downloads and generous discounts on high-end plug-ins. To join the Sound Collective, simply register any Novation product, then lookout for new offers every couple of months.
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