PPD Tritium has been updated to v2.0 fixing all the current known bugs
Velocity control of Volume, Env Mod, & Accent
Master level & Pan settings now saved
No longer crashes in Cubase v3.7
New default patch bank
Hi Pass filter
Native Instruments have released two new Reaktor and Dynamo ensembles, they are both freely available and work with the demo versions too. Junatik is a Roland Juno like synth and Weedwacker is just plain weird!
funkelectric have interviewed Brian Clevinger, creator of Absynth a Mac only soft synth. Absynth isn't a VSTi yet, but is in development and should be "very soon"
New option for creating e.g. drum presets from multiple WAV's loaded at once
"shift" option (in semitones) for splits (Volume-page)
Multi-page now at 2nd place, with bank manager activated
Fixed import problems with some SF2's (wrong Rootkeys, doubled imports, wrong split ranges)
Fixed filter-mono-problem with Stereo-splits
Fixed rootkey problems with some AKAI-CDs
23rd December 2000
3 new synth banks and 1 new drum kit for you today!
The LM-9 909 kit is by MuRAYA whose music you can listen to here. The Atom and Pro-52 banks are by Baesil and were created on a Mac, I've added a PC version of the Atom bank but we haven't been able to test the Pro-52 on a PC so you may have to experiment with file extensions (fxb, p5b, etc.) to get it to work under Windows. This is an updated version of Baesil's Pro-Five bank and now features 64 patches. Lastly the Rainbow bank is from Big Tick, Rainbows creators:
LFO with 8 different waveforms (Sine, Triangle, Square, Saw up, Saw down, Exp up, Exp down or random) can modulate Osc 1&2, Volume, and filter
Several MIDI-controllers implemented (inc. Resonance and Cutoff)
Fully functional demo (Limited to Monophonic)
VirSyn is now finally available as a VSTi, a demo version is to follow soon, they've also reduced its price to $249 [PC]
10th December 2000
Good news for all the Mac users out there, Muon have finally ported their VSTi/fx range over to Mac OS so you can all now enjoy the delights of the Atom, Atom Pro, Electron, & Tau.
The Electron and Atom Pro are available to buy for $75 and $30 respectively, or you can save yourself $10 and buy them both for $95 (This is the same for PC users)
Atom, Tau, and the bonus M-Drive distortion fx plugin are free, so I suggest you download them straight away and discover why PC users love them so much!
Another snippet of info you may all be interested in, Muon are officially putting the finishing touches to the Tau Pro! It will build on the successful Tau adding Velocity triggered Accent control, and full MIDI CC parameter control. Expect to see it sometime early in the new year with a retail price of just $15
9th December 2000
Progressive Production Development (///ppd) have launched a new web site with details of the much anticipated Tribone and Tracy, they also announce two new VSTi's, Nebulosa Lead and Tritium Bassline. Tritium will be free and is due very soon, Nebulosa is due in Spring 2001. Tribone and Tracy are still in development with no scheduled release date yet. [All PC Only]
LinPlug have a special Christmas offer, buy GakStoar Delta and RM2 together for $75, that's almost two for the price of one, GakStoar is usually 75$ and RM2 $45! This promotion is running until December 31st. [PC]
RM2 has been updated to v2.02
New in v2.02: Supports more LM-4 scripts
New in v2.01: Longer Filenames up to 105 characters
New in v2.01: Block aligned AIFF Files supported
They've also posted a bank of 39 patches for Roagine, go straight to their download page HERE
er, it seems we made a bit of a cock up with the n-Track news from the 1st December. n-Track Studio v1.2 is being given away free on the cover CD with Computer Music, which of course isn't VSTi compatible, VSTi compatibility was only added in v2.1.4... Doh!
Sorry about that :o
3rd December 2000
The Mac Pro-52 v2.1 update was released a couple of days ago, along with a manual update for Dynamo v1.03
Dr SynC may have stopped development of SynC Modular but that doesn't stop the updates. v2.08.002 has been released [PC]
Fixed: Multiplication module bug
Fixed: Win2k registration bug
1st December 2000
Muon have re-released the Atom as a free download again after being inundated with email requests for it. They are also working hard on their new products with the promised Mac versions of their products due very soon. For Netscape users they've also tweaked their site so its displays better. Stay tuned!
n-Track Studio is to be given away free on the cover CD included with this months Computer Music magazine here in the UK. Another free way into the world of VSTi's.
The Mac Cubase v5.0 demo has been released by Steinberg, you can grab it directly from Steinberg's FTP HERE