Chicken Systems has updated their product line and announced a KVR-only 50% off Start of Winter (in Australia) sale, featuring Dan Dean Solo Strings Advanced.
All new product versions were created using a new robust compiler and include core technologies such as beat/pitch detection and a newly-coded sound engine for full instrument playback via onscreen keyboard or MIDI. All programs take advantage of the Conversion Engine that powers Chicken System's core product, Translator. Cross-platform, for Mac OS X Lion/Snow Leopard/Leopard/Tiger and Windows 7/Vista/XP.
Constructor updated to version 1.1
Constructor is a generic Instrument Builder that can create Instrument and Banks from scratch or from always existing Instruments or Banks. New features include Pitch Detection mapping, updated Proprietary Dialog (for Akai, Emu, etc. support), new sound engine for auditioning, more robust conversion engine, and an updated manual. For more information, see the Constructor Home Page.
Kontakt Assistant updated to version 1.1
Kontakt Assistant is a management, database, and bulk editing utility for Kontakt files. New features include improved handling of version 4.2 files, Bulk Editor updates, more flexible Reference Manager with faster searches, upgraded browsing facilities, release of the new Bank-Builder and Multi-Maker, version conversion (use Kontakt 4 files with Kontakt 3, for example), quicker loading into Kontakt itself, and general code maintenance. For more information, see the Kontakt Assistant Home Page.
Translator updated to version 6.0.5
Translator is a Instrument conversion utility plus much more. Build 6's new features include Tyros and Pulsar STS support, stronger Kurzweil support, interface improvements, new advances in the Conversion Engine, and better support for Compact Flash cards and other proprietary media. For more information, see the Translator 6 Home Page.
Motif Creator updated to version 1.2
Motif Creator is a creation and management utility for the Yamaha Motif (all versions) Banks and sounds. Allows importing of many plugin file-types such as Kontakt, EXS24, more. New features include onscreen Keyboard (for mapping and viewing of Waveforms) and Wave display, new sound engine for Waveform playback, support for Performances, four new interface views, upgraded Editors, more copying and editing features, and more import formats with improved accuracy. For more information, see Motif Creator Home Page.
MV Kit Creator updated to version 1.5
MV Kit Creator is a creation and management utility for Roland MV-8000 kits. New features include MPC and Recycle/ACID/AppleLoops import, Beat and Pitch detection for importing sample files, a new sound engine for playback, better support for Chromatic instruments. For more information, see the MV Kit Creator Home Page.
All updates are free for registered users, and are available with each program. The "Check For Updates" function announces the new version and permits direct downloading.
Chicken Systems, in conjunction with SamplerZone.com, have announced a KVR-only, 50% off, Start of Winter (in Australia) Sale on most Mac and Windows software. Translator 6 $75, Constructor 1.1 $75, SamplerTools bundle $199, Kontakt Assistant 1.1 $39.
Dan Dean Solo Strings Advanced - $50
For this sale they've added something special - a $200 solo string library priced at $50. More than 2GB of solo strings of all types, powered by the Kontakt Player, used by the likes of James Newton-Howard and Mark Isham. More info...