Novation Sound Collective – Latest

Novation Sound Collective – Latest

From 14th April to 22nd June, registered Novation customers can download Capsule's Neon for FREE. Normally sold for $9.99 per month with access to all sounds, or $19.99 outright per sound pack.

 

What is Capsule?

Capsule is an intuitive and innovative synthesis engine that concentrates its intricate sound design into eight easy-to-use macro controls, with the instruments playable via the Capsule plugin.

Under the hood, Capsule includes multiple types of oscillators, such as virtual analogue, and a powerful sample playback engine.

Capsule’s sound libraries are collections of sounds including up to 64 instruments that have been meticulously crafted by sound designers. Each Capsule embodies a specific theme, enhancing the sonic palette of your tracks.

New Capsules are regularly added to the catalogue and can be downloaded directly from the plugin interface or via the dedicated Capsule Portal desktop application.

 

Step back into the 80s

Recreate the retro sound of the 80s with Capsule’s Neon. Taking inspiration from the timeless sound of vintage synths, Neon dials into the iconic realms of synth-wave, new wave, industrial electronica, and avant-garde pop.

Build brassy chords, undulating basslines, and liquid-like pads; then stack your synth-driven sounds with chorus, flange, and delay to flood your music with beams of fluorescent light. Get ready to illuminate your tracks with 64 presets, custom-built to be expressive, playable, and easy to use.

 

Here’s what Sound Collective Product Manager Jonathan Campbell had to say:

“This month we’ve teamed up with Capsule to bring you a flavour of the 80s."

"It’s a playable instrument in your DAW, taking massive inspiration from synth sounds from the 80s. It’s as easy as selecting a pre-set/instruments and using the macros to sculpt the sound. The macro knobs change per instrument, meaning you affect various parameters such as depth and modulation. It’s a lot of fun to use, steeped in nostalgia — and perfect for instantly getting that retro 80s sound on your tracks.”

 

Learn more about Capsule here

Learn more about Sound Collective here

 

Sound Collective is a community hub that brings you, Novation, and the most innovative software brands together. To find great virtual instruments and effects, keeping up to date with the constant stream of new releases is essential. Sound Collective makes it easy, with regular free software downloads and generous discounts on high-end plug-ins.

To join Sound Collective, members simply register any Novation hardware product, then look out for a new offer every couple of months. No one else works with software manufacturers like Sound Collective does, bringing you inspirational tools for their members’ next production.


This month’s exclusive Sound Collective community giveaway is Baby Audio’s Parallel Aggressor, for Mac and Windows. Normally sold for $49.00, Parallel Aggressor is FREE to download for Sound Collective members from 20th January to 17th March.

 

Parallel Aggressor from Baby Audio

Unlock unparalleled powers with Parallel Processing, which plays a fundamental role in getting a punchy mix sound. It works by duplicating the same track into multiple copies and processing each duplicate with different levels of intensity. Add more power by blending these duplicates together, while still preserving your track’s natural dynamics.

The plugin hosts three parallel busses internally, Dry is your original signal, Spank is a heavily compressed duplicate, and Heat is a heavily saturated duplicate of the original audio signal. Combine all three signals to squeeze every drop of sonic juice out of your track.

 

A Closer Look at the Engines - Spank Engine, Heat Engine and Auto Gain

Parallel Aggressor’s ‘Spank’ track is processed by an addictively punchy compression algorithm, designed to adapt to your audio signal, dial-up the Spank fader to get extra punchy transients.

Parallel Aggressor's ‘Heat’ track is processed by a warm, analogue modelled, saturation algorithm with an aggressive bite. Get a fuller signal with added harmonics with the Heat fader dialled-up.

Auto Gain ensures that the combined output of the plugin’s three signals roughly matches the input/dry level. This allows you to experiment with different internal mix balances while keeping a consistent plugin output.

 

Here’s what Sound Collective Product Manager Jonathan Campbell had to say:

“This month we’ve teamed with one of the most exciting new plugin brands to emerge in recent years, Baby Audio.”

“They’ve offered up their fantastic compression and saturation plug-in: Parallel Aggressor.”

“The name of the game here is adding punch to your mix. This clearly lends itself very well to drum busses and part of the thing I’ve enjoyed the most is the ease at which you can get a much fatter sound. The control layout is super simple, a real joy to use, and the sound is fantastic. This will most definitely be a go-to weapon in my mixes.”

 

Learn more about Baby Audio here

Learn more about Sound Collective here

 

Sound Collective members can download Parallel Aggressor for free from their Novation account from 20th January to 17th March.

Sound Collective is a community hub that brings you, Novation, and the most innovative software brands together. To find great virtual instruments and effects, keeping up to date with the constant stream of new releases is essential. Sound Collective makes it easy, with regular free software downloads and generous discounts on high-end plug-ins.

To join Sound Collective, members simply register any Novation hardware product, then lookout for a new offer every couple of months. No one else works with software manufacturers like Sound Collective does, bringing you inspirational tools for their members’ next production.


This month’s exclusive Sound Collective community giveaway is Fuse Audio Labs’ FX plug-in Bucket-500 and VPRE-2C, for Mac and Windows.

Normally sold for £39.00, the Bucket-500 and VPRE-2C are FREE to download for Sound Collective members from 28th October to 16th December 2021 and come with a 50% discount code to redeem against any product in the Fuse Audio Labs range.

 

What’s on Offer

  • Bucket-500 and VPRE-2C FREE download
  • 50% discount code to redeem against any product in the Fuse Audio Labs range

 

Bucket-500

The Bucket-500 is a deeply musical delay that introduces a grungy, organic feel getting more and more degraded with every repetition, fading to a nice grit and dark tone. It shines with that instant, recognisable vibe that sits perfectly and pleasantly behind leading instruments and other sources. The texture and decay are quite different from most other delay plug-ins, making it a great addition to your creative arsenal.

The concept behind the Bucket-500 is to offer a simple-to-use processor that also provides enough versatility to create a wide range of vintage-style sounds. The plug-in introduces plenty of custom features that enhance its flexibility and fun factor, including a tilt filter in the feedback path, a stereo cross-feed option, and an optional delay clock LFO. Two slightly offset short delay times with the cross-feed and modulation on can add a very nice stereo spread to your signals, while the onboard host tempo sync will always play your repetitions on time.

 

VPRE-2C

The VPRE-2C is an all-tube and transformer-based rarity from the 1950s, which delivers the smooth and dense tone which is so typical for the great American recordings of the era. Its straightforward design results in a unique and worthwhile sonic character.

The preamp will enrich your recordings with an authentic tube vibe in the most intuitive way. Lower gain settings produce a sound that is well-defined and balanced with a fine accent on the mid-range while turning up the level-compensated control will significantly increase the perception of warmth, weight, and smoothness.

Another exclusive feature of the plug-in is its boost mode for kicking in more solid drive and colouration. The VPRE-2C is your ticket back in time, giving you that wonderful old sound, whenever you dial it in.

In addition to the Bucket-500 and VPRE-2C plug-ins, Plug-in Collective members can also grab a 50% discount code to redeem against anything in the Fuse Audio Labs store.

 

Sound Collective Product Manager Jonathan Campbell had the following to say:

“This month's offer comes from a new partner of ours - Fuse Audio Labs. They’ve generously offered up two mighty plug-ins. Their bucket 500 analogue delay, and their VPRE-2C.”

“The Bucket-500 is an emulation of a classic tape delay, which has featured on many famous records over the years. It’s particularly fun to use on vocals for really exaggerated creative FX and sounds. Automating the feedback filter with the feedback amount can lead to some really fun sequences.”

“As for the VPRE-2C, you’ll be getting a wonderfully modelled vintage tube amp. Pair this with a drum bus for immediate, subtle punch and grit. In fact, it pretty much has a home on any sound, to add that extra 5-10% of character that is often hard to come by.”

“The controls on both plug-ins are laid out well, which makes navigating them a breeze. I’m very confident you’ll get a lot of use out of both offerings.”

 

Sound Collective members can download Bucket-500 and VPRE-2C for free from their Novation account and redeem their 50% discount against anything in the Fuse Audio Labs range from 28th October to 16th December 2021.

 

For more on Fuse Audio Labs, click here

For more on Sound Collective, click here

 

To join Sound Collective, simply register any Novation product, then look out for a new offer every couple of months. No one else works with software manufacturers like Sound Collective does, bringing you inspirational tools for your next production.

Sound Collective is a community hub that brings you, Novation, and the most innovative software brands together. If you want to find great virtual instruments and effects, keeping up to date with the constant stream of new releases is essential. Sound Collective makes it easy, with regular free software downloads and generous discounts on high-end plug-ins.


This month’s exclusive Sound Collective community giveaway is Yum Audio’s FX plug-in LoFi Pitch Dropout, for Mac and Windows.

Normally sold for £65, the LoFi Pitch Dropout is FREE to download for Sound Collective members from 5th August 2021 to 7th October 2021, it also comes with a 25% discount code to redeem against any product in the Yum Audio range.
Novation Sound Collective - Yum Audio


LoFi Pitch Dropout is a plug-in that emulates a virtual tape getting stuck randomly and catching up again. It has six intriguing modes: Cassette Flux, Heavy Drop, Driplets, Broken VHS, Vintage Player and Pyramid, all adding an extra layer of character to any track. You can vary the rate of dropout, from very rarely to extremely often, or you can control it precisely through the dropout button, which can be automated to sync to the beat.


What’s on Offer:

  • LoFi Pitch Dropout FREE Download
  • 25% discount code to redeem against anything in the Yum Audio range between 5th August 2021 and 7th October 2021

Sound Collective Product Manager Jonathan Campbell had this to say:

“This month’s Sound Collective offer comes from a new face on the scene, Yum Audio, they’ve kindly offered up their extremely fun and versatile FX plugin, LoFi Pitch Dropout. I’ve had so much fun using this plugin! It’s essentially a way to intentionally add pitch, volume, and timing errors to your sounds, as if they were being played through some kind of faulty tape machine, instantly making any melody sound more interesting and organic.”


For more on Yum Audio, click here
For more on Sound Collective or register a product, click here


To join Sound Collective, simply register any Novation product, then look out for a new offer every couple of months. No one else works with software manufacturers like Sound Collective does, bringing you inspirational tools for your next production.

Sound Collective is a community hub that brings you, Novation, and the most innovative software brands together. If you want to find great virtual instruments and effects, keeping up to date with the constant stream of new releases is essential, and Sound Collective makes it easy, with regular free software downloads and generous discounts on high-end plug-ins.

 


In the latest instalment of Novation’s Sound Connective community giveaway, members can download for FREE GForce’s impressive emulation of the original mini for both Mac and PC Minimonsta.

MinimonstaThe offer is running from the 3rd of June to the 5th of August (4pm GMT) where members can download for usually retailing for £99.99 Minimonsta for FREE and also receive a 25% discount code for GForce’s newly released OB-E, a unique take on the legendary 8-voice, offering you complete per-voice control. And if that wasn’t enough, members can also receive a 50% discount code to redeem against any of GForce software's individual instruments.

 

What’s on offer:

  • FREE - Minimonsta
  • 25% off - OB-E
  • 50% off - any of GForce software's individual instruments

 

Minimonsta

Modelled on the Mini, Minimonsta delivers all of the iconic analogue sound that you would expect but with a little added juice as GForce describe the Minimonsta virtual instrument is "a Mini emulation on steroids."

Minimonsta is a beast, firstly you have the Mini emulation with all the bells and whistles of the original synth that includes accurate waveforms, resonant filter, and ADS envelope generators. But you also get a loop-feedback function and over 6000 factory patches (including many from Rick Wakeman). With the Minimonsta you can also dynamically morph between 12 patches within a Meta-Patch thanks to the unique Melohman octave, giving you additional performance and dynamic control possibilities. Plus extra LFOs, ADSRs, a hugely versatile dynamic MIDI control, and the Melohman octave makes Minimonsta so much more than a Mini clone.

 

Here’s what Sound Collective Product Manager Jonathan Campbell had to say on the Minimonsta: “This month we bring you an offer from our good friends at Gforce: the extremely versatile and powerful soft synth, Minimonsta. The Minimonsta almost needs no introduction. This emulation of the Mini is one of the most faithful recreations of the famous mono synth. In terms of controls, it's pretty much one to one (with the original), and it comes with 6000 patches. For me this is its most powerful aspect: there's an endless supply of inspirational sounds to go with any - and all - of your productions.”

 


Novation has just announced that members of the Sound Collective can get their hands on three classic Roland synths in a powerful plug-in for Mac, PC and Linux for FREE (£35 normal retail price) from March 4th to May 6th and comes with a 50% discount code to redeem against any other RetroMod instrument in the Tracktion Software store.

 

Being built on their proprietary Acktion engine, Tracktion Software’s RetroMod series of sample-based plug-in synths aims to capture the soul of the classic hardware while adding something new and drawing on a board array of instruments by the likes of Moog, Clavia, Korg, Sequential Circuits, Kawai, Novation, Yamaha, Waldorf and many others.

 

RetroMod 106 is comprised of multisampled renditions of the Roland Alpha Juno, Juno-60 and Juno-106, and gets you up and running with a 291-strong categorised library of mix-ready preset basses, leads, pads, keys, sequences, brass and more. Although it is a complete sound in its own right, each preset also serves as a starting point for your own sound design endeavours, as the main control panel provides you access to a bank of transformative parameters, including oscillator Ring Mod and FM, filter Cutoff and Resonance, Unison detune and portamento. RetroMod's combination of thoughtfully crafted presets, intuitive controls and spectacular effects will have any producer cooking up their own polished, impactful synth sounds in a mere matter of seconds, regardless of their experience level. Plus, with 15,000 samples under the hood, the rich detail and character of the three legendary instruments it represents will shine through.

 

Alongside RetroMod 106, Sound Collective members can also grab a 50% discount code from their Novation account, with which to buy any other RetroMod instrument of their choice in the Tracktion online store.

 


This month members of Novation’s Sound Collective can download an enormous library of sounds and patches for ZamplerSounds' for FREE (normally retailing for €99.99). Zampler RX Creative Bundle is free to download for Sound Collective members from December 10, 2020 to February 2, 2021.

 

Coming in at a whopping 11GB, Zampler RX Creative Bundle comprises eight sound banks from the Zampler catalogue, as well as the Zampler RX VST/AU plug-in instrument itself. Being built from the same technology as Synapse Audio's legendary Dune 3 synth, Zampler RX is a total powerhouse of sample playback manipulation and processing, the sample oscillators at its core ably supported by a multimode filter and six onboard effects, with modulation provided by three LFOs, three ADSR envelopes and an arpeggiator/sequencer.

 

Zampler RX Creative Bundle is crammed with over 550 mix-ready multi-sample patches ready for you to get stuck into, this includes strings, drones, drums, leads, basses and much more. An arsenal of hardware and software synths and drum machines were pressed into service for their creation, including Novation's Peak, Bass Station II and DrumStation.

 

Here's a summary:

  • Dark Orchestra: 66 dramatic, cinematic orchestral patches for electronic music and media production.
  • Ethnic Symphony: 64 pads and other synth sounds for chill and house.
  • Game of Drones: 50 textures and atmospheres for electronic music production.
  • Peaktime: High-impact basses and leads from Novation's fabulous Peak synth.
  • The Analogon: 88 analogue synth basses, riffs and arpeggios for synthwave, trance and minimal house.
  • Ultimate Drums: 77 vintage and classic drum machine kits, including the Novation DrumStation and Akai MPC2500.
  • Ultimate Synths: 64 synth patches of all kinds, captured from an array of classic virtual synths including Synapse Audio Dune, Xfer Records Serum, LennarDigital Sylenth1 and u-he DIVA.
  • Yin & Yang: 41 bass patches and 40 bass/lead loops courtesy of the Novation Bass Station 11.

 

Zampler RX Creative Bundle is an incredible and expansive repository of sounds and putting it into use within your DAW couldn’t be easier thanks to Zampler RX's slick, intuitive interface, authentically 'analogue' filter and high-quality effects.

 


Novation has now announced that members of the Sound Collective can download Audio Damage Dubstation 2 bucket-brigade delay plug-in for free, plus members can claim a 35% discount on any instrument or effect plug-in in the Audio Damage store from October 8th to December 10th 2020.

 

Sound Collective October November 2020

Audio Damage’s Dubstation 2 models a vintage bucket brigade delay unit, centring on two independent delay lines, each with its own time setting and optional ping-pong mode for those complex, cross fed stereo echoes. Dubstation 2 features an LFO that modulates the delay time, extending the plug-in’s remit into chorusing and classic analogue-style pitch modulation. Additionally, Dubstation 2 features reverse and loop functions that allow you to flip and perpetually cycle the delay buffer.

 

Audio Damage’s characteristic warm distortion for which BBD devices are known and loved is brought to bear by the Input Drive and Saturation knobs, and high- and low-cut filters are also onboard for broad-strokes frequency-shaping and live manipulation of the feedback circuit. Dubstation 2 is a powerhouse dual delay for production, sound design and live performance, with a rich old-school sound and endless expressive potential.

 

Key Features

  • Accurate bucket brigade delay emulation
  • Single mono or independent dual stereo delay lines with feedback circuit
  • Up to 2000ms delay time, synced or unsynced
  • Ping-Pong mode for cross-feedback effects
  • LFO delay time modulation for chorus, pitching effects and more
  • Input Drive and Saturation controls for distortion
  • High Cut and Low-Cut filters
  • Reverse and Loop functions
  • Stereo Width and dry/wet Mix controls

 

During the same period, Sound Collective members can take advantage of a 35% discount on any plug-in instrument or effect in the Audio Damage store, including the Continua and Quanta synths, Enso looper, Discord 4 pitch-shifter, QuatroMod modulation effect and many more.

 


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.

 

Key Features:

  • 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.

 

Key Features:

  • 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.

 

Key Features:

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.

 

To find out more about the Sound Collective or register a product, click here

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