Super Simple + Fast Sound Design In Ableton Live

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If you’re a music producer, sometimes you want to be able to crank out ideas quickly in your DAW. For beginner producers, aside from scrolling through and loading device presets, it can be intimidating to make your own instruments from scratch. In this video, producer Peaks of Valleys does some really great speedy sound design […]

Super Simple + Fast Sound Design In Ableton Live

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If you’re a music producer, sometimes you want to be able to crank out ideas quickly in your DAW. For beginner producers, aside from scrolling through and loading device presets, it can be intimidating to make your own instruments from scratch. In this video, producer Peaks of Valleys does some really great speedy sound design […]

Bitwig Studio 3 is finally out. Enter the Grid!

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Bitwig Studio 3 is officially out! While the public beta had been available for testing since May, we had to wait a bit longer for the official release. The latest version of the modular DAW is now here, including its most anticipated feature: The Grid. What’s new in Bitwig Studio 3? The Grid is a […]

Instinct: a distortion and dynamics processor from the land of the weird

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If you are looking to squeeze out more drive, dynamics and tone out of your tracks, Inertia Sound Systems’ Instinct plug-in may be onto something. Instinct is a creative processor that stretches itself between saturation and dynamics processing in interesting ways. Its saturation engine is based on transistor and tube models which can be adjusted, […]

Cosmosf Saturn7 dynamic stochastic synthesizer blows our minds again

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SonicLAB has released a new version of their spectacular Comosf dynamic stochastic synthesizer which means I’m going to have to try to explain it again. Cosmosf Saturn7 Saturn7 is all about sound design and complex art engineering. it’s a real-time dynamic stochastic synthesis engine which can generate complex sonic textures. It distributes sonic events of […]

denise.io releases Noize 2 creative sample mangling plug-in and Berlin sample pack

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The original Noize plug-in found fandom among electronica producers looking to inject some grit and attitude into their synths and samples. A year later, developer denise.io is back with Noize ver. 2, developed after gaining “lots of feedback” from users. A significant update, Noize 2 comes with three new noise types, the ability to load […]

K-Devices WOV and TTAP: creative modulation and dual-buffer delay plug-ins

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Looking for some creative modulation and offbeat sound design tools? Developer K-Devices has something in store. It’s a pair of plug-ins called WOV and TTAP. They share their design DNA, but do completely different things. Here’s more about each! WOV is an amplitude modulator that’s said to serve multiple purposes. Its abilities include guitar tremolo-like […]

Igniter vehicle sound design: spaceships, sports cars, trucks and texture

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Igniter is a plug-in from Krotos that aims to simplify complex vehicular sound design. It’s like a virtual instrument full of engine noises ideal for game audio, Foley and film work or for adding complex evolving textures to your music. Igniter Igniter lets you design, perform and automate and complex vehicle behaviour directly in your […]

Alpha Forever: a grey environment of deep modular sound design

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Alpha Forever is the unexpected modular sound design environment from Hungarian brothers Gábor Gyutai and Balázs Gyutai. They called it “Alpha Forever” to reflect their confidence in ever getting it to beta, let alone a release quality version. But here we are and the reality of this strange, grey environment could be something very interesting indeed. […]

Texture: A sound design plug-in that embraces layering sounds

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Developer Devious Machines has launched Texture, a new plug-in that is part FX processor and part synth. It’s made for sound design by combining different layers of sounds and running them through filters and modulation. The plug-in ships with a library of over 340 sampled, granular and algorithmically generated sounds to synthesize new layers from, […]