Sampleson Akoustic Spectral Synthesizer with organic spectral acoustic modelling

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Sampleson has used their unique spectral modelling approach to producing software instruments like a Rhodes piano and a Wurlizer. Now they’ve been stripping acoustic instruments of their spectrums and have built the wonderfully weird and organic sounding Akoustic Spectral Synthesizer. Akoustic I have to ask – what’s all the fur all about? It’s like a […]

Steinberg releases SpectraLayers Pro 6 with ARA support

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Steinberg has added the SpectraLayers software to its portfolio, and released SpectraLayers Pro 6. The latest version of the spectral audio editor comes with new editing tools and workflow improvements. They’ve also added ARA support for seamless integration in Cubase, Nuendo, and other ARA-enabled DAWs.  SpectraLayers was originally published by Sony, and later became a […]

ToneBoosters’ Enhancer plug-in: Audio sweetening made easy?

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Developer Toneboosters has added Enhancer to its catalogue of useful and affordable plug-ins. This tool lets you add a bit of sonic sparkle to individual tracks and entire mixes during mixdown and mastering. Enhancer’s facilities are a triple-band spectral monitor and exciter, timbre and dynamic range adjustment, as well as spatial width enhancement, among other […]

Sampleson spectral model a Honer Pianet T into the 30MB Model T

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Sampleson has developed a method of sampling instruments and recreating them through spectral modelling. It can take a huge sample library and reduce it down to simple sine waves which can then recreate the exact timbre and behaviour of the instrument. They began with the Electra Piano T, then the Rhodes and Wurlitzer and this […]

Softube captures the Buchla 296e Spectral Processor for Modular

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Building on the 259e Twisted Waveform Generator Software has now introduced another official Buchla module for their Modular virtual Eurorack. This time it’s the unusual looking Buchla 296e Spectral Processor. Buchla 296e Spectral Processor It’s 16 bands of spectral processing tuned to the discriminating curve of the human ear. On one hand it’s a graphic […]

Panharmonium Mutating Spectral Resynthesizer = mind blown

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Rossum Electro-Music enjoys bombarding us with complex modules with unfathomable names. The Panharmonium is their latest mind-boggling machine. Panharmonium It takes in audio, analyses the spectral content and then uses that to drive a bank of 33 oscillators. See, that wasn’t too complicated! What we don’t have at the moment are any audio or video […]

Reed200: a spectral modelled 200A Wurlitzer

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Sampleson has turned their spectral analysis onto the classic Wurlitzer 200a electric piano and with the magic of their Organic Behaviour Algorithm, they’ve captured the sound in just 30MB of samples. Reed200 They first did this with the Rhodes piano in their Markus 88 virtual instrument. The idea is that as every sound is composed of sine […]

Markus 88: a spectral modelled Stage 88 electric piano

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When this press release dropped into my mailbox I absolutely assumed it was yet another sampling of an electric piano. Nothing wrong with that except that there are a lot of them about. But with the Markus 88 instrument developer Sampleson have approached it differently and they call it Spectral Modelling. Spectral Modelling They start out […]

Europa by Reason: Propellerhead release their first VST plug-in

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I don’t know about you but I’m still shocked by the fact that Reason can load VST plug-ins and that happened a year ago! Now in another shocker Propellerhead release their flagship Europa wavetable Reason synth as a VST and AU plug-in.  Reason and VST VST support is the one thing Propellerhead said they would never […]