We're currently living in the age of digital audio. Complete Collection is an incredibly powerful tool that is essential to any music producer.

But there are so many different Complete Collection plugins in the music production landscape, so we decided to create the ultimate list of the top Complete Collection plugins today that will help you find the perfect fit.


Sound Bundle

Complete Collection by Minimal Audio



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Sound Bundle

All of Minimal Audio's High-Quality Production-Ready Samples in One Bundle.

Minimal Audio boasts 6 great-sounding sample packs. Emerge contains mind-bending sounds with earth-shattering weight. Convolve uses elements from the natural world with harmonic layers from modular synthesizers and acoustic instruments. Erode showcases noises and imperfections from analogue hardware that is pushed to the extreme. Microtech allows you to create high-tech beats and add digital detail to your productions. With Oxide, you can easily build tension that is perfect for cinematic music and trailers. Lastly, with Transumte, you will be able to design your own world with space-age impacts, flyby swells and mechanical movements.




Features

  • 168 MB of samples
  • 60 Audio Files
  • Format: 24bit/44.1kHz WAVs
  • Learn more about Transmute.


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  • macOS 10.9 or higher

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  • Windows 10

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KOMPLETE Future Classics Collection

Complete Collection by Native Instruments



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The Future Classics Collection

The most forward-looking and innovative side of NI’s flagship production suite, giving you SUPER 8, FORM, TRK-01, and MOD PACK, to equip any studio with the tools to push the boundaries of music production.

SUPER 8

Polysynth Reimagined

Retro Inspiration For Modern Tracks

Add the classic warm, rich tones of vintage synths to your contemporary productions. SUPER 8 gives you a fun, easy way to bring the past into your present. Dial-up presets ranging from basses and leads to pads and special effects. Tweak your tones all you want with a simple, modern VST 3 interface that always keeps you in the instrument’s sweet spot.

Designed for Tweaking

SUPER 8 makes it easy to tweak your sound through a clean, next-generation interface. Use simple sliders to blend up to four waveforms for each of the two oscillators. Mix the oscillators, sync them, and fold in FM oscillation for a digital edge. Apply low-pass, band-pass, or high-pass filtering, then use ASDR sliders to make quick changes to filter and amplifier envelopes.

Add motion to your patches by diving into the interface’s modulation section. Choose one or more mod waveforms, then dial in speed and phase. For maximum creative flexibility, use mod routing to map almost any source to any destination.

Extensive Presets

Need something fast? Get started right away with any of the 550+ presets – from rich analogue strings and ethereal pads to deep basses, biting leads, electronic percussion, and unusual effects. Patches were inspired by legendary synths from Roland, Sequential Circuits, and others. But SUPER 8 has a character all its own. Modern presets give you combinations of oscillators, filters, and modulation settings that wouldn’t have been possible on original hardware.

Built To Be Played

Explore the full range of SUPER 8’s creative possibilities with your MIDI controller. Drive the SUPER 8 pitch wheel, mod wheel, and touch strip controls from your hardware to produce expressive leads, shifting soundscapes, and evolving textures. You can set parameters directly from the interface’s front page – or take advantage of automatic parameter mapping using a Komplete Kontrol keyboard. With Super 8’s flexible mod routing, you can adjust pitch, modulation, filtering, keytracking, and more – all in real-time.

FORM

Transformative Sample-Tracking Synthesizer

Extend sound creation beyond traditional synthesis, and transform samples into anything you can imagine. Intriguing and playful, FORM offers a refreshing approach to sound creation that delivers beautifully organic and powerful results.

Start creating something new – just drag and drop a sample into the FORM interface. Using a sample as the primary oscillator for the synth engine, FORM lets you craft complex new sounds rapidly. Scrub the sample to discover new worlds within its waveform, then select the section you want to manipulate.

Breathe life into samples and enhance the sense of realism by generating movement from even the most static starting points. Choose the direction and behaviour of sample playback, and set playback rates according to sample length, frequency, or BPM. For in-depth manipulation, carve up and modify the amplitude curve, applying presets or using the Curve Editor to redraw segments.

FORM Oscillator 

Use the Sound section to sculpt your sound at its source. Control pitch and formants independently from playback speed. Use an additive oscillator to enhance harmonic content. Further sculpt the sound in the OSC FX section, where you can deform the wave, add frequency modulation (FM), and more.

Modulation and Filter

Tap into a flexible, easy-to-use, and powerful modulation framework that encourages experimentation. Just click a parameter, select a modulation source, and assign. Comprehensive modulation controls allow both pinpoint control and playful experimentation.

Performance

Save multiple snapshots of sound parameters in Performance slots, which you can apply to any sample. Quickly explore variations on your sound when you load a new sample. Choose Multimode to simultaneously play multiple snapshots across instrument voices, creating evolving, shifting sounds.

Polish With Effects

Enhance the colour of your sound and add polish in the effects section. Use frequency shaping to slice your sound into two frequency bands and then control them independently. Warm up the sound with digital or analogue saturation. Give it some punch with dynamics. Then place your unique creation in a 3D space with delay and reverb. Modulate any effects to create complex, shifting textures.

Ready To Play

FORM has 400+ wide-ranging presets. They span sonic staples like bass, keys, leads, and pads, and avant-garde SFX, soundscapes, and sequences, showcasing FORM’s singular audio identity. Each is crafted to slot right into your productions, as the missing piece in the sonic puzzle or an inspirational track-starter, and most have triggerable variations, for expressive play.

Designed For Komplete Kontrol

FORM is designed for seamless integration with Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards. Load FORM from the hardware – everything is pre-mapped and ready to go. The FORM performance presets are automatically assigned to keys and highlighted clearly. The keyboard’s Light Guide even shows the detected pitch of a new sample.

TRK-01

Creative Kick and Bass

Low end forms the foundation of almost all electronic music, so getting great kick and bass from the start makes all the difference. TRK-01 marries classic mixing techniques with innovative sound design, sequencing, and modulation, so you’re always inspired to write solid and exciting kick-bass combinations. Get your new tracks rolling quicker and sounding bigger than ever before – start with TRK-01.

Kick

The Kick module is built for versatility, ease-of-use, and expressive fun, and relies on a powerful combination of two sound layers: sampled or synth-based. Each layer has drive and a multimode filter (ideal for blending the low end of an 808-style kick with the transient crack of an acoustic sample, for example). The combined kick is further shaped using effects, envelopes, and sequenced modulation, and can be tuned automatically to a master tune setting, avoiding bass frequency clashes.

Bass

The Bass module offers total expressive freedom with a choice of five synth engines, allowing anything from epic super saws to underground sine subs. An innovative Ducker module lets you quickly apply creative sidechain-style effects or surgical mix cuts to the level, EQ, FX sends, and insert effects parameters. Like the Kick module, Bass features a number of modulators, and all parameters can be controlled by the step sequencer.

Sequencer 

Independent step-sequencers for Kick and Bass each offer extensive sequencing and modulation controls – far more than traditional step-sequencers. Every step allows a number of controls, such as note-on, velocity, pitch, length (for bass), and gate. But the real fun starts with the step-modulation controls. Parameter Focus lets you draw in sequence modulation for any Kick or Bass parameter (filter sweeps, for example). Step Locks then allow any number of fixed parameter values for a given sequencer step: Simply click the Lock button for that step then draw in as many settings as you like – just for that step.

Effects

TRK-01 offers a range of tailored processing types and sound-shaping techniques, starting with a user-selectable insert effect for both Kick and Bass modules.

Delay and Reverb sends provide key controls in a simple interface, with additional features for huge creative potential. Both feature their own dedicated stereo output for external mixing.

Finally, two master inserts – a harmonic bass enhancer, followed by a saturation-capable compressor/limiter module – allow creative enhancement and performance-ready weight.

NKS/Komplete Kontrol

TRK-01 integrates seamlessly with Komplete Kontrol and Maschine for even more expressive sound-design and enhanced playability. The layout of key TRK-01 controls mirrors the hardware layout, with intelligent pre-mapping of additional controls. Light Guide keyboard mapping enables intuitive hardware control of powerful performance features such as hot-swapping of sequencer patterns and complete module set-ups for both Kick and Bass. Meanwhile, enhanced browsing, complete with instant patch audio previews, makes finding the perfect starting point even easier.

MOD PACK

Classic Modulation Effects Reinvented

MOD PACK takes three classic modulation effects – chorus, flanger, and phaser – and adds never-before-seen features. Each offers spectacular new creative possibilities, plus stunningly convincing vintage-sounding results, making MOD PACK an essential upgrade from your conventional modulation effects.

Choral: Classic Choruses and More

CHORAL takes sonic inspiration from some of the most prized chorus effects of the last 40 years – including iconic rack-mount and synth-based ‘unison’ effects. Add width, movement, sheen, and shimmer to any signal, or take advantage of an all-new feedback mode, Scatter. It avoids the unpleasant metallic quality of heavy feedback settings in traditional designs, instead creating an entirely new reverb-like effect.

CHORAL has four sound modes, each with a distinct character.

  • Universal offers a clean modern digital sound, while three are inspired by classic hardware choruses.
  • Synth mode takes its sonic lead from a series of 80s synthesizers, famous for their lush ‘unison’ chorusing function.
  • Ensemble mode is reminiscent of the BBD (bucket brigade device) chorus section of one of the most prized string synths of the late 70s.
  • Dimension references the sound of a truly legendary early 80s rackmount chorus.

Chorus Control

The unifying factor of all the classics that inspired CHORAL is that they featured little, if any, customization options. On, Off, and Type, were typically the only controls. CHORAL, on the other hand, offers many custom parameters.

The number of chorus voices can be set progressively from one to three, the sync rate can be manually altered, as can the modulation rate, amount, mix, delay time, stereo width, and feedback (the latter offering an entirely new routing option, called Scatter).

Flair: A New Type Of Flanger

Flair turns the classic flanger on its head. Not satisfied simply recreating vintage analogue tape and pedal flanging effects – though it does both beautifully – Flair adds a revolutionary new Voices mode which uses multiple delay lines to create tuned harmonic flanging layers and resonances. It even features 24 chord settings, offering a variety of chords and note intervals.

Flair offers three modes.

  • In Standard mode, each voice behaves like a normal flanger.
  • In Thru Zero mode, each voice is duplicated at its respective pitch, but the duplicates are not modulated, so as the modulation increases, the flanging becomes even more apparent.
  • In Scan mode, things get even more creative: Instead of stacking the voices into a chord, they play consecutively, a bit like an arpeggiator, with the order set by one of three waveforms.

Capable Classics

In addition to the revolutionary features on offer, FLAIR is capable of traditional lush tape and pedal-style flanging, offering all the parameters you would commonly expect, such as tempo-synced pitch modulation.

Sound-enhancing features include Detune for offsetting the pitch of the flanging, Feedback for thickening the flanging (complete with adjustable damping control to roll off high frequencies and soften the effect at high feedback values), and Width, for creating stereo flanging.

Phasis: Phasing Redefined

Phasis offers timeless phasing sounds – adding movement, soul, and creative magic to any signal. Phasis draws inspiration from classic phasers but adds powerful new features for never-heard-before results. For example, the Spread control changes the spacing of the phaser’s notches, for vocal-style effects. Ultra mode pushes modulation to ultra-high rates, producing unique FM-esque tones.

Though offering a lush, analogue-inspired sound, reminiscent of some of the finest rackmount and pedal-housed phaser effects, Phasis’ unique Spread control allows wah-wah and formant-style filtering effects, but with a highly distinct sonic flavour.

Spread adjusts the density of peaks and notches in the spectrum, and whether set to a single value, controlled live or with automation, or flipped with the Invert button, Spread provides a fresh take on both phasing and vowel-filtering.

Ultra Features

With up to 12 notches, a powerful stereo spread function, extensive tempo-sync options, and all the controls you would expect on a professional phaser, PHASIS is already a formidable modulation device, but ULTRA takes things to new territory.

Engaging ULTRA raises the maximum modulation speed from 8.37kHz up to an incredible 477.3kHz allowing some extraordinary FM-style effects that have never been heard before, capable of transforming even white noise into an exciting sound.



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Windows (64-bit only)

  • Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 4 GB RAM
  • Stand-alone, VST, AAX
  • Windows 10

macOS (64-bit only)

  • i5, 4 GB RAM
  • Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
  • macOS 10.14, 10.15, or 11 (macOS Monterey and M1-based Mac not yet supported)

Important Note: The Free Reaktor 6 Player is required to use this product. An Internet connection and a graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher are required to download and activate this product. Once installed and activated, the product can be used offline.

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KOMPLETE Classics Collection

Complete Collection by Native Instruments



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The Classics Collection

A time-honoured taste of what the world’s leading production suite has to offer, packing MASSIVE, ABSYNTH5, FM8, and REPLIKA, to give you a rack of genre-defining instruments that sound as fresh as ever.

MASSIVE

The Heavyweight Synthesizer

The synth that defined bass music, this powerhouse synthesizer is an uncompromising sonic monster and the go-to choice for bass music and electro producers.

MASSIVE is a sonic monster – the ultimate synth for basses and leads. The virtual-analogue concept belies the contemporary, cutting-edge sound it generates. Clearly laid out and easy to use, MASSIVE gives you earth-shuddering sounds from the very first note.

MASSIVE gives your tracks a solid foundation with the creamiest, punchiest basses. Razor-sharp leads cut through the mix even with grit and dirt piled high. And an overwhelming array of wavetable oscillators, modulation options, and filters, and effects offer a sonic spectrum as broad as it is inspiring.

MASSIVE contains over 1300 sounds, all crafted by leading artists and sound designers. The efficient search and intuitive filter functions let you find presets according to specific characteristics and attributes – a particularly musical and intuitive approach.

Macro Controls

MASSIVE's macro controls offer fast, direct control - automatically mapped to the eight macro knobs on all Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards, and all Maschine hardware.

All of a sound's most important parameters are pre-configured and mapped to these controllers. A single controller can handle multiple assignments – for example, just twist 'Rhythm' and watch how multiple underlying parameters change simultaneously.

The macro controls enable you to customize any of MASSIVE's presets instantly and profoundly, without having to understand the technical structure of the sound. The macro controls essentially turn each sound into a set of possible sounds that seamlessly morph into one another.

Moreover, the macro controls are the most important interface to other applications. They are targets for MIDI assignments, which are easily set using the MIDI Learn function. They are also the first eight parameters that are reported to any host when MASSIVE is used as a plug-in.

Sound Synthesis

MASSIVE's sound synthesis is based on a unique Wave Scanning algorithm, implemented in three parallel oscillator modules. It combines the highest sonic quality with utmost flexibility and controllability. Think of a Wave Scanning oscillator as a multi-track sequencer; one of the tracks contains a saw wave and the other a pulse wave. In the vertical dimension, each of MASSIVE's oscillators allows these tracks to be faded seamlessly into one another. In the horizontal dimension, a single cycle's read-out speed curve can be manipulated in three different bending modes.

MASSIVE features an unlimited number of these "tracks" in each wavetable as well as two additional manipulation modes relevant for time and frequency settings. Of course, the “tracks” are not restricted to usual sawtooth or pulse waves.

MASSIVE comes with 85 specially designed wavetables, each one with a unique combination of waveforms and particular sonic characteristics. Finally, a modulation oscillator can be used to vary the main oscillators' signal. It can be used for ring modulation, phase modulation (which sounds similar to FM) as well as further modulation modes. A noise generator provides an additional signal source that can be mixed in with the other signals, generating particular effects. It can, for instance, be used in combination with MASSIVE's comb filters for a physical modelling approach to sound design.

Flexible Routing

MASSIVE's basic structure conforms to the well-known subtractive synthesis paradigm, making it easy to understand while simultaneously ensuring the signal flow is highly flexible. You can place two insert effects at various places within the signal flow. You can also take the signal at any point and route it back to the beginning. For example, you can filter a sound and feed it back into the filter's input. This can create very lively and dynamic results. The flexibility is further increased by placing an insert effect into the feedback path.

You can route any of the oscillator’s signals directly to the synthesizer's output, bypassing all filters and/or master effects. This feature allows a direct 'punch' to be added to layered, highly modulated sounds, for example, to add a sub-bass.

Modulation Sources

MASSIVE features several types of modulation sources that, thanks to the innovative user interface, can easily be assigned to any of its parameters. Multiple parameters can be assigned to a single macro control, bundling technical settings into a single control – a far more musical approach. For instance, you can assign both the filters' cutoff frequencies to one macro control and label it as "Brightness".

The envelopes in MASSIVE feature an advanced loop mode: a part of the envelope can be looped and you can morph between different transitions or crossfades for the defined loop start and end points. Various other options make MASSIVE's envelopes truly unique.

MASSIVE contains two step sequencer modes: While the Stepper conforms to the well-known, established operating modes, the Performer allows each step to be shaped individually, making it ideal for advanced rhythmic structures. A flexible low frequency oscillator completes the list of modulation sources. The variety of possibilities is as wide as it is fast to use. This is further enhanced by the inclusion of templates for standard tasks for all the modulation sources, such as envelopes, LFOs, steppers and performers. For example, setting an envelope to a generic ADSR shape is a quick, one-click issue.

Change The Framework

MASSIVE's various global settings pages allow a variety of parameters to be adjusted – parameters that most other synthesizers leave unmentioned and unadjustable. MASSIVE unveils their true sound design potential. The Keytracking pages map the incoming pitch information generated by your keyboard or sequencer individually for each oscillator and filter. There is even separate keytracking control over the filters' cut-off frequencies and other additional parameters such as a bandpass filter's width or a comb filter’s feedback. This allows effects to be created that can be controlled by simply playing your keyboard.

Like in most synthesizers, you can adjust glide times between pitches when you play legato notes. MASSIVE goes a step further, allowing the pitchbend range or the phase of each oscillator to be adjusted. The Voicing page allows switching between polyphonic and monophonic voice handling as well as several voice trigger options, for example playing musical-sounding trills easily with your keyboard.

Several voices can be triggered by a single note. Much like an orchestra where several violins play the same 'voice', making the sound warmer and more lively, the unisono feature makes your sound thick and vivid. This feature can also be adjusted to extreme settings, spreading your voices over several octaves or filling the stereo panorama – all with just one single note being played.

The Library

MASSIVE contains over 1300 production-ready sounds, including the full libraries from former products 'MASSIVE Expansion' 1 and 2, 'Urban Arsenal' 1 and 2, and 'MASSIVE Threat'. All have pre-defined macro controls and all have been crafted by professional sound designers and well-known artists. The spectrum of styles included is as wide and varied as music itself, bound to inspire you no matter what the flavour of the piece you're currently working on.

The browser, besides being intuitive and easy to handle, delivers results in an instant.

ABSYNTH 5

Beyond The Horizon

Semi-modular synthesizer offering a vast range of sonic possibilities. Perfect for pads, endlessly evolving soundscapes, otherworldly sounds, and more.

ABSYNTH 5 is a synthesizer with exceptional sonic potential. Its specialty is unusual, evolving sounds created using a powerful, hybrid synthesis architecture and sophisticated modulation and effects. Dig in to more than 2,100 presets or start building your very own sound worlds.

ABSYNTH 5 is also a powerful effect plug-in for treating audio using its unique effects bank.

ABSYNTH 5 makes creative sound design easy. Apply new and unusual effects. Explore uncharted sonic realms with filters such as the Aetherizer, Cloud Filter, and Supercomb. And the Sound Mutator lets you create completely new sounds by combining the characteristics of different audio signals without ever delving into the synthesizer’s architecture.

The Sound Generators 

ABSYNTH can use up to three independent oscillation modules in parallel. All parameters can be modulated in real-time for expressive, dynamic interaction.

The oscillator modules feature the following operation modes:

  • Single and Double: Classic oscillators – use a single oscillator or two in parallel.
  • FM: Combines two waveforms and uses them as carrier and modulator, respectively.
  • Ringmod: Combines two waveforms in a ring modulation architecture.
  • Fractalize: Folds a waveform into itself to create additional harmonics.
  • Sync Granular: Re-synthesizes a waveform to generate breathy sounds.
  • Sample: Uses a sample as a sound source. 22 sample categories including acoustic instruments, percussion, morphing textures, and vocal sounds.
  • Granular: Re-synthesize a sample.
  • Audio In: Integrates any signal sent to ABSYNTH into the signal flow and transforms the synthesizer into an effect unit.

Modules 

After the oscillators, various modules can be used to further sculpt your sound. 14 filter modes let you control the frequency spectrum. A ring modulator and frequency shifter allow advanced sound mangling. The Waveshape module changes the sound based on its amplitude for highly dynamic sound changes.

The order of these modules is freely definable. A versatile effect module is available at the end of the signal chain, completing the range of audio modulation modules. The ABSYNTH Universal Library allows you to save single modules or complete channels for future use.

Wave Editing

Custom waveforms can be used in any of the modules that use waveforms, from oscillators to LFOs to the waveshaper. A library of waveforms is also included – simply select a waveform and get straight to making music.

A dedicated window with two special views allows modification of a waveform’s time and frequency. Apply ring modulation, filters, or fractalize a waveform. Use the new Morph Waves to merge two simple waveforms into something entirely new. Both waveform components can be edited in real-time.

The Envelopes

ABSYNTH lets you assign an individual envelope to nearly all of the audio engine's parameters. Use steps within your envelopes for tempo-synced precision. The Expand to Rhythm command lets you easily create rhythmically looped sections within your envelopes. Use a preset envelope or customize them for the perfect sound.

Similar to the Macro Controls, ABSYNTH's Master Envelope allows envelopes to be controlled with just four knobs based on common Attack, Delay, Sustain, and Release controls. All the library’s sounds are pre-mapped to these knobs, for fast and easy customization.

Versatile Modulation

Nearly all of ABSYNTH's audio engine parameters can be modulated. Link them to a Macro Control for quick and easy modification. The new Audio Mods extend these possibilities by linking a parameter to a module’s audio output signal. Additionally, three LFOs can modulate a wide variety of parameters.

The Morph Waves can also be used as LFO waveforms. Change the LFO rate or depth, as well as the signal's shape in real-time. This goes way beyond the traditional use of LFOs.

Flexible Flow 

The Patch Window is ABSYNTH's control center. Here, you choose modules and define their order in the signal path. Place a filter after a waveshaper to smooth your distorted sound, combine a frequency shifter with a ring modulator, and so much more – ABSYNTH's freely definable routing multiplies the sound design possibilities exponentially.

The Macro Controls

All of a sound's most important parameters have been pre-configured and mapped onto Macro controls. For example, twist the Color knob and watch several parameters change simultaneously. The macro controls put several distinct sound variations on one knob, letting you instantly switch between sounds without extensive knob turning.

Effects and Surround

All effects offer an intuitive set of master controls. The surround module places effects within a surround panorama for enveloping effects.

The synthesizer's effect unit features the following operation modes:

  • Pipe: Models a pipe or string for resonance effects.
  • Multicomb: Features up to six parallel comb filters for stunning spatial effects.
  • Multitap: Creates sophisticated echo effects with feedback.
  • Echoes: Models three independent delay lines with separately adjustable filters and feedback.
  • Resonators: Contains different modes that simulate various resonant bodies from halls to metal bars and more.

Each operation mode's most relevant parameters are assigned to a Macro Control for instant access. This makes the effects an integral part of the ABSYNTH sound.

The Mutator - Simple Sound Design

You don’t need deep knowledge of synthesizers or sound design to create your own professional sounds. The Mutator represents a fresh approach to sound design, allowing you to combine characteristics from several sounds from the factory library.

For example, you could take the characteristics of a distorted bass from the ABSYNTH Library and apply them to a soft pad. Simply use the Browser to find the musical attributes you need.

It's also easy to define which elements of the sound should be mutated. The Randomize fader provides additional variations. Compare your newly-generated sounds in the new Sound History window and then tag and save them with your desired attributes for future use.

In addition, the Mutator's eight fine tuning controls provide quick access to eight sound properties, such as brightness, bass, resonance, distortion, and effects for instant tweaking of your newly created sounds.

Aetherizer Effect

The Aetherizer is a sophisticated granular effect that ‘decomposes’ the sounds into the smallest sample slices (‘grains’). These slices are then manipulated and re-assembled in a variety of ways. The results are unusual chorus and vocoder sounds, grain clouds, delays, pitch shifts, reverbs, and strange reflections. You can even use the Aetherizer on audio signals to spice up your recordings.

Cloud Filter

The Cloud Filter has a similar structure as the Aetherizer's granular effect, but acts in each of the three oscillator channels. It provides granular-based results such as unusual Chorus, Pitch Shift and reverb effects, and can produce synth sounds that are dense and aggressive.

Supercomb Filter

This new comb filter uses physical-modelling with finely adjustable resonance for even more realistic, acoustic, and colossal sounds.

FM8

The Power Of Digital

Native Instruments has harnessed the power of FM synthesis. The strengths of digital are manifest in FM8’s powerful audio engine which generates breath-taking, brilliantly dynamic FM sound in pristine quality. With its emphasis on ease-of-use, the FM8 brings a high degree of simplicity to the otherwise intricate process of FM synthesis, delivering unsurpassed depth, brilliance, and dynamism.

A central aspect of FM8 is usability. The "Easy Edit Page" offers a clearly-designed interface with simple controls that adjust more complex parameters automatically, allowing you to take a far more musical approach to FM synthesis. The more detailed editing pages have been improved for easier handling and are all accessible with just one click. FM8 lets you play straight away!

FM8 offers an unprecedented range of features and effects. The classic crystalline bells and keys are perfect for creating melodic and percussive sounds of the highest quality. A unique arpeggiator, a revolutionary sound morphing feature, and a large selection of new, charismatic effects add countless sound-shaping possibilities. The sonic potential of FM8 goes well beyond the confines of conventional FM synthesis.

The FM8 library contains over 1200 expertly designed presets. Rich and detailed, they exemplify the strengths of FM synthesis, from dynamic digital pianos to bright, bold brass. Also included are a number of effect rack, sound morphing, and arpeggio presets. Simply search and you will find – instantly.

Enter The Matrix

Frequency modulation is based on the interaction of operators. A minimum of two, known as the modulator and carrier, are always interconnected. The modulator signal modulates the carrier's frequency by a specific amount. The FM8's matrix allows you to quickly connect any two operators, as well as determine the modulation amounts for all connections. The matrix makes handling frequency modulation parameters simple. It also provides a concise overview of all FM connections, so you don’t have to go from page to page to collect all a sounds' parameter data.

Smooth Operators

Each operator has a detailed editing page where you can adjust all its parameters. Choose different waveforms, select different ways to adjust the operator’s frequency, control responsiveness to MIDI velocity messages, and set panning and amplitude. Several modulation sources or different MIDI values such as aftertouch or mod wheel can be used to modulate the amplitude. The amplitude is shaped by the multi-breakpoint envelope – add and delete breakpoints, set their levels and control their transitions. You can load a template or create your own shapes.

Access All Areas

The Operator Overview Page displays all the operators' most important parameters simultaneously. This offers a very fast and convenient way to set up the basic structure of a sound and customize existing ones. Each individual oscillator also has a dedicated page presenting all its parameters and providing you with the opportunity to fine-tune your sound.

Envelopes At A Glance

The Envelope Expert Page offers the same functionality as the Operator Overview Page. It allows operator envelopes to be viewed simultaneously. Edit one envelope while still being able to see the others at the same time. Edit several simultaneously by linking them in one or more groups. This allows envelopes to share the same structure and can be very useful, for example, to synchronize the amplitude progression of two operators. You can also create one basic shape for several envelopes, unlink them, and then modify each one separately. The page also gives you a graphical overview of all envelopes and thus the overall amplitude response of the complete sound.

Morphing Sounds

The Morph Square allows you to morph between four different sounds. Each corner represents one timbre. By moving the morph handle you gradually morph one timbre into the other. All of FM8’s presets have four timbres that were selected to deliver maximum expressive variety. Additionally, all movements can be automated via MIDI or a sequencer allowing you to morph the timbres remotely or according to a song’s structure. You can also randomize your sounds with the Morph Square, producing playful, experimental results.

The Arpeggiator 

The arpeggiator in FM8 is more than a step sequencer – it transforms your MIDI input into rhythmic lines and melodic patterns. Tie steps to each other and accentuate individual ones. Transpose notes in semitones or octaves. Re-order notes and choose different repeat modes. Or combine all options to achieve truly dynamic results. The arpeggiator is equipped with a list of master controls. Easily change the sequence's tempo and shuffle amount. Adjust note length and velocity. Split your keyboard to trigger arpeggiator patterns with one part of the keyboard while simultaneously playing chords or bass lines with the other. Use one of 48 templates for quickly setting up new and exciting sequences or create and save your own.

Rack 'Em Up!

FM8 contains twelve high quality effects, offering huge scope. Switch these effects on and off, or crossfade between the wet and dry sound. Add warmth and grit with Overdrive, Tube Amp, and Cabinet. Make your synth speak with Talk Wah. Sculpt your sound with Shelving and Peak EQ, Add motion with Phaser, Flanger, and Tremolo, and much more.

The Library

The FM8 library contains over 1200 expertly designed presets. Rich and detailed, they exemplify the strengths of FM synthesis, from dynamic digital pianos to bright, bold brass. Also included are a number of effect rack, sound morphing, and arpeggio presets. Simply search and you will find – instantly.

REPLIKA

The Essential Delay

Elegant Echoes

REPLIKA packs two professional quality delays and a powerful diffusion algorithm into a sleek, streamlined interface. Simple to use with a resonant filter and classic phaser built-in, REPLIKA is a versatile delay for anything from subtle slapback to warped sheets of noise.

Major Delay

REPLIKA provides three distinct algorithms. Modern is a digital delay that delivers the crystal-clear repeats of high-end units. Vintage Digital delivers the charismatic grit of early studio delays. Diffusion delivers a fresh sound that rides the line between delay and reverb.

Modulation And More

A high-class resonant filter and classic phaser add subtle to drastic motion that can be sync’d to the beat for intense sound design. You can even adjust your signal’s placement in the mix with normal, wide, and ping pong stereo modes.

Constant Control

REPLIKA's powerful sound shaping features are laid out on a slick, essentials-only interface. Choose your delay mode and fine-tune lows and highs. One-knob subdivision adjustment steps you through the most widely-used delay times. And adding modulation is just as easy with simple combinations of three intuitive knobs and two buttons to choose between phaser and filter – lowpass, highpass or notch.

Learn more about REPLIKA.



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Windows (64-bit only)

  • Intel Core i5 or equivalent AMD CPU, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)
  • VST, AAX
  • Windows 10

Mac OS X (64-bit only)

  • Intel Core i5 or equivalent AMD CPU, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)
  • VST, AU, AAX
  • macOS 10.14, 10.15 or 11 (macOS Monterey and M1-based Mac not yet supported)

Note: An Internet connection and a graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher or Direct X 9 or 11 are required to download and activate this product. In case of graphics issues, please install the latest drivers for your GPU. This can be necessary even if Windows reports them as up to date. Once installed and activated, the product can be used offline.

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ROLI Studio

Complete Collection by ROLI



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The Smart Production Suite

ROLI Studio is the all-in-one sound library and music production suite that helps you find inspiration faster.

Multidimensional sounds, unique production tools, intuitive design and seamless integration: it all comes together in ROLI Studio, the all-in-one smart production suite for discovering new ideas with speed and ease.

  • 2 plugins: ROLI Studio Player & ROLI Studio Drums
  • 500+ sounds, including 300+ MPE sounds
  • Presets from Equator, Cypher2, Strobe2 synths
  • Expansive audio effects and macros
  • Groundbreaking production tools like Smart Chords
  • Intuitive, easily navigable interfaces
  • Works with all MIDI controllers and DAWs

Sound Like No Other

Access awe-inspiring sounds from ROLI's Equator, Strobe2 and Cypher2 synths, amassed in a library that includes the biggest collection of MPE presets anywhere. Smart browsing features help you find the perfect sound quickly.

Tweak & Add Expression

Explore all dimensions of the sound, and personalize it for your project, through macros and an advanced audio effects chain.

  • Four effects slots with corresponding XY pads.
  • Powerful effects types, from distortions to delays.

Fast-track Your Production With Smart Tools

With ROLI Studio's unique smart production tools, you can quickly create chord progressions, multi-layered arp sequences, and more — all in real-time, with exceptional ease.

Discover New Chord Harmonies & Progressions

Smart Chords lets you choose a scale and specify a chord shape per note. Discover new harmonies quickly, without needing to know the ins and outs of chord theory. Add bass notes and adaptive voicing to bring these chords to life further.

Create Rhythmic Sequences With 3 Arp Layers

Multi-Layered Arpeggiator features three fully controllable layers for achieving complex arpeggiations. Select the number of hits and rate per layer, and hear your arp sequences morph and inspire, all in real-time.

Craft Your Beats

ROLI Studio Drums is the first MPE drum engine, featuring 15 kits and the ability to bend and shape drum sounds like never before.

  • Customise your kit with 240 individual drum parts.
  • Use a Lightpad Block to achieve expressive control over each drum sound using 5D Touch and macro controls.

Sound Store

Expand the possibilities by adding more sounds. The ROLI Sound Store's library of MPE and standard MIDI sounds is always growing, giving you more and more options for producing creatively.

A New Framework for Musical Expression

MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) enables multidimensional control of sound through touch. ROLI pioneered the protocol and continues to develop it with dozens of other hardware and software makers.



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  • macOS 10.13 or later (64-bit only)
  • Intel Core i5 2.5Ghz+
  • 4GB RAM (recommended: 8GB RAM)
  • 2GB hard drive space
  • Compatible as a standalone, AU and VST plug-in
  • An internet connection to register and download additional content

PC

  • Windows 10 or later (64-bit only)
  • Intel Core i5 2.5Ghz+
  • 4GB RAM (recommended: 8GB RAM)
  • 2GB hard drive space
  • Compatible as a standalone and VST plug-in
  • An internet connection to register and download additional content

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MSoundFactoryLE

Complete Collection by MeldaProduction



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Note: This is the Lite version of MSoundFactory. The full version of MSoundFactory is also available.

MSoundFactoryLE provides all the sounds MSoundFactory comes with, but it doesn't let you access the edit screen though.

Powerful Instruments

MSoundFactory provides hundreds of predefined sounds available via global presets, just as any other instrument. The true marvel however is the categorized system of instruments. An instrument is not just a sound, potentially with a few macro controls. It is an entire "instrument", with lots of settings and its own presets.

Imagine an 808 bass, you'd buy a dedicated plugin for it, right? Well, you don't need to, because that's an instrument inside MSoundFactory. Same as a grand piano, an electric piano, an organ, various synths, basses etc.

Free-for-life Updates Including New Instruments

As a Melda customer you already know that you get all future versions for free, right? But you also get future instruments for free! Melda Production are just not going to try to sell you more stuff all the time like everyone else. MSoundFactory is a platform that gets you a free flow of new sounds.

There may be some commercial instruments in the future, but most of the stuff will be available for you with no cost at all. You can expect electronic synthesized stuff as well as various sampled instruments.

Key Features

Automatic gain compensation (AGC)

  • Most plugins change loudness of the output audio, which makes browsing presets inconvenient, not mentioning randomization. MSoundFactoryLE includes automatic gain compensation, which quickly adapts to current settings and ensures the output sounds as loud as the input. This even protects you from thinking that something sounds better in cases it is just louder.

Safety Limiter

  • Some plugins can intensely increase gain when exposed to specific audio materials. MSoundFactoryLE provides a safety brickwall limiter, which ensures the output stays below 0dB and prevents your equipment and your ears from potential danger automatically.

Extremely fast, optimized for newest AVX2 and AVX512 capable processors

  • Computers are now extremely fast, but the algorithms are more complex and projects bigger, so we still need to use the processing power with care. MSoundFactoryLE uses the fastest algorithms, takes advantage of the newest processor capabilities, lets your GPU handle the graphics, and shares the resources with other MeldaProduction plugins. The plugin is among the fastest on the market, yet it provides the best possible audio quality.

Compare Multiple Settings

A/B comparison is a widely used method to objectively hear the changes you are making to your audio and help you to make better decisions, non destructively.

  • A to H Switching: Melda has taken this to the next level. Have up to 8 instances of the plugin, copy/paste the A to H slots and freely switch between them.
  • A to D Morphing: You can also morph between the first 4 slots with an X-Y pad. Not sure which preset to choose? You could load 4 and find the perfect blend of all of them. Not sure if A or B sounds better? You might prefer an interpolated state somewhere between the two.

Supports VST, VST3, AU and AAX interfaces on Windows (both 32-bit and 64-bit) & Mac (64-bit only)

  • MSoundFactoryLE supports all major hosts on both platforms.

Advanced GUI

User interfaces need to be fast, simple to use and be easy on the eye. Everyone's needs can be different, so flexibility is important. Melda solves this with the most advanced GUI engine on the market.

  • Stylable: From vintage hardware to super futuristic. You can choose the colours and style of the GUI, making the plugins personal to you.
  • Resizable: All Melda plugins are freely resizable. Many also feature popup windows. So no matter how many screens you have or what size they are, you will be able to arrange your plugins to keep a focus on what is important.
  • GPU Accelerated: All the elements in the GUI are accelerated by your GPU. This makes the graphics lightning-fast and frees up extra power for your CPU to focus on the audio.
  • Stunning Quality: Melda plugins support HDPI and Retina displays, so you will experience beautiful crisp resolutions. With adjustable frames per second up to 100, you will not miss a thing in our detailed analyzers.

No dongle nor internet access is required for activation

  • How many times did you forget your USB dongle? Melda Production are an honest company and expect the same from their customers. This software uses licence files to activate your software. And the licences are to-person, so you can use it on all your computers as long as you are the user.

MIDI Controllers with MIDI Learn

  • MSoundFactoryLE contains a powerful MIDI processor, which listen to MIDI controllers and MIDI keyboard and control any parameters realtime.

Global Preset Management and Online Preset Exchange

MSoundFactoryLE presets are carefully stored in a system database and you can quickly access them from any project in any host. The plugin can automatically share your presets and download presets of other users from Melda Production's servers. They are building a community and you can be a part of it!

Smart Randomization

Melda's state of the art randomization system gives you complete control. You can randomize parameters in 3 ways:

  • Complete full randomization of everything.
  • Subtle small random changes to your current state.
  • Smart randomization.

Melda's smart randomization engine learns, using information based on existing presets to offer better values that will result in more successful changes. You can even lock certain parameters that you wish to be excluded from the randomization. This level of control can really help you out when you have a creative block and offer up fresh and inspiring ideas you may have never thought of.

Sinc Interpolation

MSoundFactoryLE implements the most advanced interpolation technology to provide the best audio quality.

  • M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing...
  • MSoundFactoryLE can handle not only mono and stereo signals, but also mid/side encoding for stereo field processing, separate left & right channels, separate mid or side signal and up to 8 channels of surround audio. It is perfect for audio production for music, movies, games...

Free-for-life Updates

  • When you buy the software you are entitled to free updates, forever. No more money wasted on major updates like it is with other companies. And Melda Production update their software a lot!

Adjustable Up-sampling 1x-x

  • Digital audio provides very superior audio quality compared to ancient analog gear, but there are problems too. The main problem is the aliasing, which may be noticeable, when using nonlinear processes such as compression or saturation. MSoundFactoryLE includes both minimum-phase and high-quality linear-phase upsampling algorithms, which avoids the aliasing.

Unique Visualisation Engine with Classic Meters and Time Graphs

  • Your ears should always be the main tool, but they are not the only way to judge your audio. Visual aids can be incredibly useful for a variety of reasons. Melda's comprehensive metering system is extremely flexible and delivers you accurate information when you need it. From classic meters to time-based graphs, you will see important visual feedback including; Input, Output, Stereo width, Loudness, Waveforms, Bands, Gain reduction and Sidechain, and some plugin dependent meters.

64-bit Processing and an Unlimited Sampling Rate

MSoundFactoryLE provides the maximum audio quality you can get. It uses 64-bit audio processing and can handle any sampling rate. It does not make much sense to go over 192kHz, but if you think it is a good idea, the plugin can do that.

Which Version of MSoundFactory is right for you?

Features

 MSoundFactory   MSoundFactoryLE 

 MSoundFactory  Player

All Sounds and Instruments Included Yes Yes No
Third Party Full Support Yes Yes Yes
Customizations Yes Limited No



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Windows

  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Always use 32-bit plugins in 32-bit hosts, or 64-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts!
 
64-bit plugins can't work in 32-bit hosts even if the operating system is 64-bit. Do NOT use 32-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts. They would have to be bridged and can become slow and unstable.
 
Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X 10.9 and newer (64-bit only)
  • VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host (64-bit only)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support or Apple Silicon processor

Note: Please check your product PDF documentation for more information and installation instructions.

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PreSonus Sphere (Annual Membership)

Complete Collection by PreSonus



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Connected by music. United by creativity.

This product is an annual Membership to the PreSonus Sphere.

Music connects all of us. PreSonus Sphere celebrates sonic creativity by providing a complete suite of powerful tools to fuel your imagination and bring your inspiration to life. More than software and content, PreSonus Sphere is a global community of creative enthusiasts and respected professionals—all brought together by and for the love of music. 

PreSonus Sphere membership includes licenses for essential software tools to build the core of your studio, including the award-winning Studio One Professional DAW and Notion music composition and performance software. You also get every plug-in and Studio One and Notion Add-on that PreSonus makes, including CTC-1 Pro Console Shaper, Audio Batch Converter, Presence XT Editor, add-on sounds, and so much more! Use over 100 inspiring content libraries to supercharge your productions with the complete Spark Collection sample and loop libraries, Tom Brechtlein Drums, and new content being added continuously.

PreSonus Sphere makes it easy to share your projects with other members using your PreSonus Sphere workspace. Your Sphere membership also includes 30 gigabytes of cloud storage for backups, stems, collaboration, and more. A live chat lets you communicate in real-time with your global production team to make sure you’re all on the same page and striving towards the same goal. As a member, you’ll be invited to exclusive events and training to meet like-minded Sphere users and grow your collaborative network. Each month you can expect something new—whether it’s new exclusive content or a special surprise gift, just to thank you for being a part of PreSonus Sphere—and all at a low monthly or annual membership with no additional upgrade costs or hidden fees.




Features

  • Compatible with VST3, AudioUnit and AAX compatible host applications
  • Compatible with Studio One 4.6 and higher. Prime only (included in Artist and Professional)
  • Use award-winning StudioLive processors and State Space models of vintage EQs and compressors in your DAW of choice
  • 5 processors in one plug-in: high-pass filter, noise gate/expander, compressor, EQ, limiter
  • 3 compressor models to choose from: StudioLive Standard plus State Space modelled Tube and FET modules
  • 3 EQ models to choose from: StudioLive Standard plus Passive and Vintage modules
  • Additional State Space modelled compressor and EQ modules are available with Fat Channel Add-ons
  • Each processor can be individually enabled/disabled
  • EQ and Compressor position can be switched
  • Easy installation, authorization, and updates from PreSonus Hub plug-in manager application
  • Learn more about Fat Channel XT + Add Ons.


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Windows

  • Windows 10 (64-bit only)
  • Intel® Core™ i3 / AMD A10 processor or better
  • Minimum 4GB RAM / Recommended 8GB or more
  • Internet connection (needed for installation, activation, and Cloud, Shop, and Exchange integration)
  • Monitor with 1366 x768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)
  • A multi-touch enabled monitor is required for touch operation
  • Content storage:
    • 140 GB+ free hard drive space (for every piece of content)

macOS

  • macOS® 10.13 or higher (64-bit only)
  • Intel® Core™ i3 or better
  • Apple M1 processor supported with Rosetta 2
  • Minimum 4GB RAM / Recommended 8GB or more
  • Internet connection (needed for installation, activation, and Cloud, Shop, and Exchange integration)
  • Monitor with 1366 x768 resolution (Retina display recommended)
  • Multi-touch enabled monitor with TUIO support is required for touch operation
  • Content storage:
    • 140 GB+ free hard drive space (for every piece of content)

Studio One Remote for iPad

  • iPad Pro®, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th generation)
  • iOS 10 or later

Studio One Remote for Android

  • Android™ tablet running Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) or higher
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024x768

Studio One Remote for Windows

  • Compatible with Microsoft Surface 3 (and higher) and Surface Pro 2 (and higher)
  • Windows® 10, or later (Windows RT not supported)
  • 2 GB RAM minimum (4 GB RAM or more recommended). A tablet must be x86-compatible (not ARM-based)

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Addictive Drums 2: Custom Collection

Complete Collection by XLN Audio



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Custom Collection

Your Choice of Content.

Includes your choice of:

  • 3 ADpaks (Kits)
  • 3 MIDIpaks (Beats)
  • 3 Kitpiece Paks (Single Drums)

(Also includes the Addictive Drums 2 Engine)

Buy now, choose your content later.

Follow the step-by-step instructions shown directly after you've made your purchase to choose your content.

You're the creative genius

With Custom Collections you're free to choose a combination of content that's as unique as the sound you're going to create with it.

Pick and choose among drum kits, kit pieces and MIDI beats based on your own individual preferences.

Stadium rock fills played on a Brazilian pandeiro? It could just become the sound of summer! Funk breaks on a Heavy Metal kit...why the hell not?

If you’re a drum geek at heart and enjoy exploring the nitty-gritty details of every sound and rhythm, Addictive Drums 2: Custom is for you! You get the powerful Addictive Drums 2 engine and the ability to look through our extensive vault and handpick the sounds and rhythms that most appeal to you. 

Select any 3 ADpaks, any 3 MIDIpaks and any 3 Kitpiece Paks to build a drum library that is just right for you! There is no need to choose all your content at once. Pick what you like now and come back for the rest when you're ready.

Addictive Drums 2 brings the world's finest drums straight into your music. You get outstanding drums, professionally played rhythms, and phenomenal sound-shaping and mixing features that make your productions sound alive. All this with a fast, musician-centric interface that gets amazing results without getting in your way.

Addictive Drums 2

It's All About the Sound

Tweak any of the professionally designed presets or build up a custom kit from scratch, it's your choice. Addictive Drums 2 is packed with mixing and sound-shaping features that let you transform the raw sounds in amazing ways. Whether you need your drums to sound open and crystal-clear or produced and radio-ready, or grungy and heavily distorted, AD2 has studio-grade tools to get the job done.

Lightning Fast Workflow

The best sounds and features are useless if you can't find and use them quickly when inspiration strikes. Addictive Drums 2 really excels in this area. Every detail – from drag-and-drop audio and MIDI to rapid linking and layering, to near-instant kit piece swapping–is designed to keep you in the creative zone. The clean layout and lighting-fast workflow include hundreds of individual features that make AD2 fast and familiar – even for first-time users.

Every drum kit is recorded in world-class studios by industry professionals and amazing drummers to give you professional sonic options and creative control.

Where Do You Start?

To get the most out of Addictive Drums 2 you always start with XPN Audio's Collections.

A Collection is a bundle of ADpaks (drum kits), MIDIpaks (beats) and Kitpiece Paks (single drums) put together to give you the best possible drum production experience.




Features

  • Full Addictive Drums 2 Engine.
  • Your choice of sounds and rhythms.
  • Make selections now or over time.
  • MIDI Library (5000 beats).
  • Speciality “Trig” Sounds included.
  • 130 Production-ready Presets.

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  • macOS 10.9 or later (M1 Native & macOS 12 Monterey supported) (64-bit only)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AU, AAX (64-bit only)
  • Standalone Application (64-bit only)

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (64-bit only)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AAX (64-bit only)
  • Standalone Application (64-bit only)

Hosts:

This product should run on any host supporting 64-bit VST, AU, or AAX plugins. XLN Audio actively tests on the host applications listed below:

  • Ableton Live 9 or later
  • Apple Logic Pro 9 & 10
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 or later (Pro Tools First is not supported)
  • Cakewalk by Bandlab
  • Propellerhead Reason 10.3 or later
  • Reaper 4 & 5
  • Steinberg Cubase 8 or later

Please Note: This software is 64-bit only and will not function on 32-bit systems.

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Cableguys Bundle

Complete Collection by Cableguys



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Includes Curve 2, FilterShaper 3, FilterShaper Core 2, HalfTime, PanShaper 3, TimeShaper 2, VolumeShaper 6, WidthShaper 2, NoiseShaper, MidiShaper and CrushShaper.

Save 66% off the Combined Prices of the Individual Products!

Curve 2

For Experimentation & Detailed Tweaking

Curve 2 is a software synthesizer with an irresistible waveform editor, huge sound library and slick interface. Ideal for both experimentation and detailed tweaking at an excellent sound quality.

Feed Curve's oscillators, LFOs and envelopes with custom waveforms. For anything rhythmic from wobbles to FX loops and evolving pads. For broad oscillator timbres from deep basses to shrill, aggressive snarls.

A huge library will get you started, with quality presets by well-known preset designers such as Michael Kastrup, Pluginguru, Myagi, Xenos Soundworks, Soundsdivine, and hidden pearls from the Curve community.

Curve 2 provides completely new possibilities for experimentation and detailed tweaking, with a simple to use, immediate, slick interface.

Sound Features - Curve features aliasing-free oscillators with custom waveforms, noise generation and broad FM options. Waveform crossfades provide for changing timbres; a comprehensive unison mode delivers fat lead sounds, wide pads and massive sound. Drawable LFOs deliver everything from melodic and rhythmic patterns to dubstep wobbles and punishing bit-crushing effects. Flexible filter routing, a feature-rich mono mode plus legato and glide, are all designed for great depth of control.

Preset Library - Curve's preset library is a shared online database, providing a constant source of inspirational sound. Public preset sharing allows an ever-increasing number of great presets, public preset voting will help you manage the vast number of sounds, all from within the plugin. Curve ships with an excerpt of this ever-growing sound library. Macro knobs let you explore vast sound variations quickly, for quick access to those parameters that define the core of a sound.

Elegant Interface - Curve shows you everything important at a glance, featuring high contrasts and a fresh colour scheme. Inbuilt MIDI assignment allows you to set up external MIDI controllers quickly.

The Curve Community - Since the first beta of Curve 1.0, the Curve community has steered the synthesizer's future by submitting feature requests, comments and bug reports, and by sharing presets. Curve 2 is the result of our users submitting wishes and uploading great sounds.

Learn more about Curve 2.

FilterShaper 3

A Detailed, Interconnected Toolbox for Shaping Your Sound

FilterShaper 3 takes a giant leap into unconventional sound design with two powerful filters, freely editable modulation curves, and an immensely flexible modulation framework.

The new Sallen-Key type filters deliver a rich, warm, intricate sound. Create complex, shifting, interweaving effects. Apply subtle nuances or giant wobbles. From filter sweeps and stereo tremolo to surgically-precise filter control and multiband sidechain effects.

Experiment and Explore - Start with two filters, running in serial or in parallel, plus a set of simple controls. Then set things in motion: All main controls have their own modulation section with two flexible LFOs and one envelope follower each. For advanced effects editing, each LFO in turn has its own speed and intensity control — each with its own LFO and envelope follower. And all LFOs can be MIDI triggered. Visual feedback on each control and oscilloscope views on each LFO keep you focused. And a community-powered, ever-growing library of presets provides starting points and inspiration for your own sounds.

Total Precision Control - FilterShaper 3 excels at surgically precise control. For pinpoint tweaking of the modulation curve and a close-up oscilloscope view, open up the detail panel. Filter out a specific beat in a loop. Tame a booming kick. Or shape a tired sample into something lively and vibrant. You have two filters, 60 LFOs, and 50 envelope followers at your fingertips — a detailed, interconnected toolbox for shaping your sound.

Advanced Multiband Sidechain Effects - As well as pinpoint editing, pulsing rhythmic effects, and left-field, alien craziness, FilterShaper 3 can deliver flexible, precisely timed sidechain compression effects. For multiband sidechain, set up filter one to manage the lows and assign filter two to the highs. Duck out the bass when the kick hits, take out the highs to emphasize a snare — simply draw the curve for each as required. 

Learn more about FilterShaper 3.

FilterShaper Core 2

28 Filter Types • Warm Sweeps • Rich Wobbles • Flexible LFOs

Experience all the richness, warmth and intricacy of a high-quality analogue filter with FilterShaper Core 2. Choose from warm Sallen-Key filters based on classic hardware designs, and Clean zero-delay feedback (ZDF) modes. Create amazing modulations and wild patterns in seconds with a drawable LFO and dynamic envelope follower on every band.

Features

  • Redesigned interface with larger editing areas
  • Retina/HiDPI support for crisper, clearer graphics
  • Trigger Smoothing to reduce clicks when MIDI Triggering
  • 1-click Quick Presets for Rhythm, Env. Follow and Build-up
  • Dedicated selection tool for multinode editing
  • 2x/3x button — double or triple patterns with a click
  • Clean filters use zero-delay feedback design for more analogue-like response
  • 8 Peak/Notch Phasers for giant swooshes
  • Smoother, more accurate spectrum view
  • Magnitude oscilloscope graph
  • Clearer oscilloscope waveforms and smoother LFO editing

Learn more about FilterShaper Core 2.

HalfTime

Instant Creative Half-Speed Effect

For Trap • EDM • Hip-Hop • Techno • House • And More

Enter a world of spaced-out, slowed-down sound with HalfTime, the only plugin 100% dedicated to half-speed effects, in use by Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, members of 808 Mafia, The Chemical Brothers and more.

HalfTime transforms any audio into a dark, downtempo version of itself, giving your tracks huge mood and atmosphere. Lead synths mutate into heavyweight EDM bass monsters. Plinky piano lines become haunting trap melodies. Percussion thickens, expanding to reveal new rhythmic possibilities.

Just add the plugin for an instant half-speed effect with zero set-up, or go in deep with powerful creative controls. HalfTime works on loops, virtual instruments or even live audio input, inspiring you in seconds.

The hands-on 'Power' button makes it easy to fit HalfTime into your tracks - create a rapid switch or sink in slowly with smooth fades up to 16 bars.

Three-speed 'Modes' give you classic half-speed, tight harmonies and shuffling swing rhythms, and drugged-out quad-time playback. Adjustable 'Loop' length allows multi-bar slow-downs, funky syncopations and totally new grooves.

Slow only the lows, mids or highs with the 'Band' split - generate deep bass movement, fatten midrange percussion, or flip your top-end on its head.




Features

  • Instant setup: Add the plugin – get an instant half-speed effect with no further setup.
  • Power button: Punch the large central button to activate the effect – automate in your DAW.
  • Fade In/Out: Introduce the effect instantly, or fade in gradually, across up to 16 bars.
  • 3-speed Modes: 2x for the classic "half-speed" effect. 1.5x for perfect fifth harmonies and triplet rhythms. 4x speed for drugged-out quad-time playback.
  • Band Split: Half-speed just the bass, treble or midrange for trippy effects.
  • Band Solo: Hear just the slowed frequency range – use it to hone the effect, as a filter, or to blend using the Mix control.
  • Dry/Wet Mix: Blend the original and slowed audio.
  • Loop Length: Set the Loop from 1/16 up to 8 bars – keep the original timing, stretch it to half speed, or create catchy new rhythms.
  • Smooth: Preserve transient punch with 'Percussive' mode, and avoid clicks and pops on sustained material with 'Sustain' mode. Or push it to extremes with creative FX and Swell options.
  • Learn more about HalfTime.

  • Bring The Flexibility Of Curve To Your Plugins & Hardware Synths

  • Powered by Curve's unique modulations engine, MidiShaper brings Curve's flexible yet powerful LFOs and envelopes to all your favourite synthesizers and effects.

  • Four LFOs and four envelope generators work together in a sophisticated modulations matrix that can be set up to output modulated pitch, mod-wheel, channel aftertouch or any MIDI control messages.

  • MidiShaper's LFOs can run infinitely or be retriggered, synced to your DAW from a buzzy 1/128 to an expansive 32 bars, set to the played note, or run from 0.02 Hz up to the audible range and brain frequency. Like Curve, MidiShaper features completely editable waveforms for its LFOs.

  • If your plugin or DAW allows for MIDI control, you have a great tool at hand to create vivid, inspiring sounds and bring the flexibility of Curve to your favourite software plugins, hardware synthesizers, MIDI VJ tools, lighting consoles and 1980's MIDI keyboards.

  • Routing MidiShaper - MidiShaper outputs MIDI data. Routing MidiShaper to external outboard equipment is simple to do via external MIDI ports.

  • Using MidiShaper to control software instruments and effects can be relatively simple as in Reaper and Ableton Live, can be complex with pitfalls as in Apple Logic, or might require some special tricks as in Sonar. It all depends on how well the DAW of your choice handles internal MIDI routings and automation. Also please note that not all plugins support automation of their parameters.

  • If you succeed, you'll get super-flexible LFOs and envelopes added to your favourite hardware devices, to your sequencer's controls and to your software synthesizers and effects.

  • Enhance Synths and Effects
  • Powerful LFOs and Envelopes
  • Breathe Life into Static Sound
  • PanShaper 3

  • Multiband Panner • Haas Imager • Stereo Rhythm Generator

  • PanShaper 3 takes stereo control to a new level. With a drawable panning LFO and envelope follower on every band, you can design evolving, fluid pan patterns and make precise stereo edits in seconds. Blend regular panning with psychoacoustic Haas panning and make your mixes fill the speakers like never before.

  • New Features

  • Redesigned interface with larger editing areas
  • Retina/HiDPI support for crisper, clearer graphics
  • Trigger Smoothing to reduce clicks when MIDI Triggering
  • Dedicated selection tool for multinode editing
  • 2x/3x button — double or triple patterns with a click
  • 1-click Quick Presets for Basic, Haas and Build-up
  • Adjustable Haas range, from 0-40ms, from subtle to extreme
  • Smoother, more accurate spectrum view
  • Magnitude oscilloscope graph
  • Clearer oscilloscope waveforms and smoother LFO editing
  • Additional Features

  • Built-in help — hover over any control for description
  • Expandable LFO for detailed editing
  • Set LFO loop length in beats and bars, or Hertz
  • LFO loop length from 1/128 to 32 bars, with sample-accurate sync
  • Audio-rate modulation up to 5.24kHz for extreme sound design
  • Trigger LFO in any rhythm via MIDI
  • Flip/resize/move/randomize wave or selection
  • Copy/paste waves between any Shapers
  • Unlimited undo/redo for LFO wave edits
  • 42 Wave Presets covering all common uses
  • 9 slots to store User Waves, saved with the patch
  • Switch User Waves via MIDI
  • Multiple panning modes (Balance 0/3/4.5/6dB and Stereo Combined) for deep control.
  • Dry/wet mix for each band
  • Solo bands for easy setup
  • Large, precise oscilloscope view with Freeze option
  • Learn more about PanShaper 3.

  • TimeShaper 2

  • Multiband Stutter • Half-Time • Reverse • Scratch • Tape-Stop

  • Just like a DJ working vinyl, TimeShaper 2 lets you freely manipulate the flow of time, slowing down or accelerating your music. Simply draw the exact LFO shapes you need – our unique curve-editing tools make it fast and easy. Warp pitch and time to create everything from essential everyday FX to extreme multiband transformations.

  • New Features

  • Redesigned interface with larger editing areas
  • Retina/HiDPI support for crisper, clearer graphics
  • Even better Smooth Step Mode, to avoid clicks in stepped patterns
  • Trigger Smoothing to reduce clicks when MIDI Triggering
  • Fine Mode with 2.5/10/20ms options, for subtle pitch 'wow' effects
  • Blend dry and Fine Mode for flanger and chorus effects
  • 1-click Quick Presets for Stutter, Scratch and Half-time
  • Dedicated selection tool for multinode editing
  • 2x/3x button — double or triple patterns with a click
  • Increased band-split range, now from 20Hz-20kHz
  • Improved multiband crossover filters
  • Smoother, more accurate spectrum view
  • Magnitude oscilloscope graph
  • Clearer oscilloscope waveforms and smoother LFO editing
  • Additional Features

  • Built-in help — hover over any control for description
  • Expandable LFO for detailed editing
  • Set LFO loop length in beats and bars, or Hertz
  • LFO loop length from 1/128 to 32 bars, with sample-accurate sync
  • Audio-rate modulation up to 5.24kHz for extreme sound design
  • Trigger LFO in any rhythm via MIDI
  • Dry/wet mix for each band
  • Solo bands for easy setup
  • Flip/resize/move/randomize wave or selection
  • Copy/paste waves between any Shapers
  • Unlimited undo/redo for LFO wave edits
  • 72 Wave Presets covering all common uses
  • 9 slots to store User Waves, saved with the patch
  • Switch User Waves via MIDI
  • Large, precise oscilloscope view with Freeze option
  • Learn more TimeShaper 2.

  • VolumeShaper 6

  • Multiband Sidechain • Compress • Gate • Envelope • Stutter

  • Shape audio signals in pinpoint detail with VolumeShaper 6’s unique level manipulation toolset. It's fast and easy to use but packed with power, with a drawable volume LFO and visual compressor on every band. Work at the speed of inspiration with intuitive editing, pro presets, 1-click sidechain and much more.

  • New Features

  • Redesigned interface with larger editing areas
  • Retina/HiDPI support for crisper, clearer graphics
  • 1-click Quick Presets for Sidechain, Compress and Trim
  • Magnitude oscilloscope graph for easy compressor setup
  • Smoother, more accurate spectrum view
  • Clearer oscilloscope waveforms and smoother LFO editing
  • Dedicated selection tool for multinode editing
  • 2x/3x button — double or triple patterns with a click
  • Trigger Smoothing to reduce clicks when MIDI Triggering
  • External sidechaining and internal filters for compressor
  • Compression curves based on classic British mixing console
  • Gain parameter for boosting output — ideal for transient enhancement
  • Increased band-split range, now from 20Hz-20kHz
  • Improved multiband crossover filters
  • Additional Features

  • Built-in help — hover over any control for description
  • Expandable LFO for detailed editing
  • Set LFO loop length in beats and bars, or Hertz
  • LFO loop length from 1/128 to 32 bars, with sample-accurate sync
  • Audio-rate modulation up to 5.24kHz for extreme sound design
  • Trigger LFO in any rhythm via MIDI
  • Large, precise oscilloscope view with Freeze option
  • Flip/resize/move/randomize wave or selection
  • Copy/paste waves between any Shapers
  • Unlimited undo/redo for LFO wave edits
  • 40 LFO Wave Presets, including professional sidechain curves
  • 9 slots to store User Waves, saved with the patch
  • Switch User Waves via MIDI
  • Dry/wet mix, for effect strength and parallel compression
  • Solo bands or sidechain input for easy setup
  • Learn more about VolumeShaper 6.

  • WidthShaper 2

  • Multiband Stereo Expander • M/S Modulator • Bass Tightener

  • Define your stereo image in ultimate detail with WidthShaper 2. Take control with three bands of mid/side stereo adjustment, each driven by its own drawable LFO and envelope follower. Use it on single tracks and buses, for sound design, mixing and mastering.

  • New Features

  • Redesigned interface with larger editing areas
  • Retina/HiDPI support for crisper, clearer graphics
  • Trigger Smoothing to reduce clicks when MIDI Triggering
  • Dedicated selection tool for multinode editing
  • 2x/3x button — double or triple patterns with a click
  • 1-click Quick Presets for Mono Bass, Envelope Follower and Build-up
  • Smoother, more accurate spectrum view
  • Magnitude oscilloscope graph
  • Clearer oscilloscope waveforms and smoother LFO editing
  • Additional Features

  • Built-in help — hover over any control for description
  • Expandable LFO for detailed editing
  • Set LFO loop length in beats and bars, or Hertz
  • LFO loop length from 1/128 to 32 bars, with sample-accurate sync
  • Audio-rate modulation up to 5.24kHz for extreme sound design
  • Trigger LFO in any rhythm via MIDI
  • Flip/resize/move/randomize wave or selection
  • Copy/paste waves between any Shapers
  • Unlimited undo/redo for LFO wave edits
  • 44 Wave Presets covering all common uses
  • 9 slots to store User Waves, saved with the patch
  • Switch User Waves via MIDI
  • Dry/wet mix for each band
  • Solo bands for easy setup
  • Large, precise oscilloscope view with Freeze option
  • Always 100% mono-compatible
  • Learn more about WidthShaper 2.

  • NoiseShaper

  • Lo-Fi • Vinyl • Excitement • Ambience • Groove

  • NoiseShaper gives you the secret sauce for lo-fi beats and exciting mixes: noise! Imagine trap melodies crackling like vintage vinyl. EDM synths that fill the speakers with high-end electricity. Drums sizzling with classic console hiss. Pianos submerged in bubbling water. Cassette house grooves, retro gear hum, broken digital textures, organic field recordings… and so much more.

  • Do all of this with NoiseShaper

  • Explore an exciting world of noise with a production-ready library crafted by BT, Cyclick and InsideInfo.
  • Get classic synth noise, vinyl crackles, tape hiss, broken textures and organic recordings.
  • Use follow mode to add rhythmically synced sizzle.
  • Design your own LFO's.
  • Learn more about NoiseShaper.

  • CrushShaper​

  • Rhythmic Bitcrusher • Vintage Lo-Fi • Multiband Enhancer

  • Designed to inspire you in ways no ordinary bitcrusher can, CrushShaper is powered by Cableguys’ easy drawable LFOs and flexible envelope followers. Now you can create unique digital distortion patterns, per-note multiband crushing, and crunchy downsampled grooves in just a few clicks. Put simply, it’s the ultimate creative bitcrusher.

  • Do all this with CrushShaper

  • Get rhythmic inspiration: Turn even the plainest loops into track‑starting grooves using pro presets and drawable LFOs
  • Make Melodies Lo-Fi: Take your tracks back in time! From dark and fuzzy vintage digital to bright and spiky videogame vibes
  • Fatten Your Treble: Crush just the highs for modern, in‑your‑face sizzle. Try it on drums, loops, synths – anything
  • Give Drums Attitude: From phat old‑school downsampling to cutting‑edge crunch and bite
  • Design Gnarly Bass: Drop the sample rate down low for sub‑rumbling vowel movements and gritty bass textures.
  • Crush Hits in a Loop: Take aim! Target snares in a beat, notes in a riff, and more, with multiband LFOs and envelopes.
  • Make Vocals Pop: Add focused top‑end clarity for that modern, upfront vocal sound that pops through the mix.
  • Learn more about CrushShaper.


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Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.9 or later (64-bit only)
  • Intel or M1 (Native/Rosetta) processor
  • VST, AU or AAX host sequencer

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11 (32 or 64-bit)
  • VST or AAX host sequencer

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AAS Libraries Bundle

Complete Collection by Applied Acoustics Systems



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Description


The Libraries Bundle includes all of Applied Acoustic System's Sound Packs for their Ultra Analog VA-3, String Studio VS-3, Strum GS-2 and Chromaphone 2 Virtual Instruments.

(Please Note: The bundle does not include the Ultra Analog VA-3, String Studio VS-3 or Chromaphone 2 Plugins, only their Sound Bank Libraries)

All Sound Packs Included

Tremendous value and an enormous amount of sound from the best sound designers - a fantastic way to start exploring AAS’ sound universe.

6100+ Professionally Crafted Presets

With more than 5500 signature sounds on tap, Libraries will become an original and bountiful source of inspiration that you’ll want to visit again and again.

Over 50 Sound packs

With over 50 packs, Libraries explores many genre and themes for an incredible amount of variety. Whether it’s for a specific production task or a new type of music you would like to wander in, the collection will prove to be an invaluable resource.

The Benefits of Physical Modelling

Libraries brings you inspiring and animated sounds that reacts dynamically to your playing. Small memory footprint, flash-loading presets, and no velocity switching ensure a smooth workflow and natural-sounding performance.

20 Top Sound Designers

AAS are very proud to have parterned with Daniel Stawczyk, Christian Laffitte, Thiago Pinheiro, Richard Devine, Sean Divine, Andre Ettema, Gregory Simpson, Simon Stockhausen, Martin Walker, Deadbeat, David Kristian, Adam Pietruszko, Francis Preve, Yves Frulla, David of MixbusTV, Niall McCallum, Emeric Zubar, and Amon Tobin—some of the industry’s top sound designers.

Super-Fast Download & Installation

Install and authorize all sound packs at once from a single custom installer file. At less than 75 MB, you'll be up and running in no time.

The Included Sound Packs of Libraries

All Sound Packs for Ultra Analog VA-3

ALL Sound Packs for String Studio VS-3

All Sound Packs for Chromaphone 2

All Sound Packs for Strum GS-2

Works Four Ways

The sound packs in Libraries were created with Chromaphone 2, String Studio VS-3, and Ultra Analog VA-3. You can obviously play and edit the sounds in their respective synth engine, but you can also access and play them via the free AAS Player included with your purchase.

AAS Player

  • Free - Included with purchase
  • Distraction-free playing experience
  • More than an hundred free extra presets via Swatches

3 Unique Synthesizer Engines

  • Sold separately
  • Sound manipulation at the source core
  • Starting point for new sound design ideas

Operating Systems:

  • Windows
  • Mac OS X

Plugin Formats:

  • VST
  • AU
  • RTAS
  • AAX Native
  • Standalone

The Modeling Collection instruments run in both 32 and 64-bit on Mac OS X and Windows making them compatible with nearly all DAWs.

These DAWs include:

  • Ableton Live
  • Apple GarageBand
  • Apple Logic Pro
  • Apple MainStage
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Bitwig Studio
  • Cakewalk Sonar
  • Cuckos Reaper
  • Image-Line FL Studio
  • MOTU Digital Performer
  • Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol
  • Native Instruments Maschine
  • Presonus Studio One
  • Propellerhead Reason
  • Steinberg Cubase



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  • Ultra Analog VA-3
  • String Studio VS-3
  • Chromaphone 2
  • Strum GS-2

These preset collections can be used with the above three AAS Plugins as well as their free player alternatives.

Mac minimum system requirements*

  • macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) or later
  • Intel Core i5 (circa 2015), Apple M1 processor or later
  • 64-bit DAW

PC minimum system requirements*

  • Windows 10 64‑bit or later
  • Intel Core i5 (circa 2015) processor or later
  • 64-bit DAW

Please Note: The minimum system requirements mentioned above are for standalone usage. For plug-in usage, please refer to your DAW software requirements (Sonar, Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, etc.)

Neat Features:

  • Standalone operation for quick jams and experimentations
  • Real-time control over any parameters via your MIDI controller knobs, faders, and switches
  • MIDI clock, tap, and host tempo synchronization for effects and modulations
  • Relaxed editing with unlimited undo/redo capability

The Benefits of Physical Modelling:

  • Sound manipulation at the source core
  • Presets load in a flash
  • Super smooth dynamics - no velocity layers!
  • Small memory footprint - less than 256 MB of RAM per instance
  • Installs in less than a minute

After you have installed the sound bank, there are two options to use it:

  1. With the AAS Plugins - These banks will automatically be added to either Ultra Analog VA-3String Studio VS-3, Strum GS2 or Chromaphone 2 if they are already installed on your computer.
  2. AAS Player - If you don't own either Ultra Analog VA-3String Studio VS-3, Strum GS2 or Chromaphone 2, you will be able to play the banks from the AAS Player plug-in or standalone application.

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Reason+ (Annual Subscription)

Complete Collection by Reason Studios



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Sound Like You

Subscribe to Reason+ and get the tools to sound like nobody else.

All You Need – One Subscription

  • Weekly inspiring sound packs
  • 70+ legendary instruments & effects
  • Plugin rack for creative sound design
  • Up-to-date Reason software

What's included?

Inspiring Sound Packs

Get inspired by weekly sound packs with musical building blocks that go well together. All sounds are created by world-class sound designers in the Reason Rack – so you can change them any way you want.

Legendary Instruments and Effects

Reason's 70+ instruments and effects have been used to make countless hits – and countless unique sounds. By combining them any way you want in the Reason Rack you can really control your creative expression.

Rack Plugin and Reason

The Reason Rack is a sound design playground that can be used as a plugin with any other music production software. But Reason is also full-fledged music production software where you can record and edit. As a Reason+ subscriber you always have access to the latest version with all available updates.

The Rack and Reason

Wanna add some personality to the music you make in Ableton Live, Apple Logic, FL Studio or Avid ProTools? Just use Reason+ with the Rack as a plugin.

But if you prefer to make your music in Reason (like many of the greatest producers in the world do) you can rest assured that you will always have what you need to be original and sound like you. All updates and major upgrades are included in Reason+.

New in Reason 12

A new look, a new size and new Rack devices for creative sample manipulation, Reason 12 is all about leveling up the creative potential at the heart of your music-making experience. The brand new Mimic Creative Sampler approaches sample manipulation as a musical reimagining of audio samples that can be both inventive and even fun! Bringing together the best audio technologies from Reason Studios’ history of groundbreaking DSP and sample-slicing, Mimic includes automatic transient slice detection which easily chops up a sample into individual notes or drum beats. Time-stretching samples can be done using Reason’s legendary stretch algorithm, along with new granular and tape modes to explore.

Mimic Creative Sampler

  • Mimic is Reason’s brand new premium instrument for creative sample manipulation
  • Advanced time-stretch and pitch shift algorithms
  • Experiment with granular synthesis controls
  • Automatic transient slice detection chops up samples for fast sample juggling and flipping
  • Onboard filters and effects geared specifically for adding color, grit, and character to your samples

All New Combinator

  • Reason’s Combinator has been updated for highly customizable front panel designs
  • Combine instruments, effects, and modular devices inside the Combinator however you like
  • Use the new Editor to design custom front panels with your own layout of knobs, buttons, faders, and graphics
  • Combinators can now include other Combinators inside
  • Updated Combinator programming features make customized macro controls, and the sounds that enable more advanced, powerful, and inspiring

Improved Browser

  • Reason’s browser has been updated for instant search results while you type
  • Search results categorized, showing devices, presets, samples, folders, etc. 
  • Search the current folder your in or all locations at once now

High Resolution Graphics and Scalable Window

  • ALL Reason Rack devices are now in glorious high resolution
  • Every 3rd party Rack Extension add-on ever made now supports high resolution graphics now
  • Reason scales automatically to fit your own monitor’s resolution and pixel density
  • Change the zoom level manually to make the Reason window smaller or GIANT to fit your own taste

Take Your Music Anywhere

The Reason platform extends beyond the Reason software. Music is made in any number of settings and situations and Reason can be there for you when you need it.

Start your song ideas on Reason Compact for iOS and finish them on your computer. The same instruments are available on your phone and on your desktop so you can flesh out the production with all that Reason can offer.

Use your favorite Reason instrument in other music production software with the Reason Rack Plugin, a VST/AU version of the Reason Rack

Jam in perfect sync with your Ableton Live using friends. Reason supports Ableton Link to stay wirelessly on the beat tougher with any number of Link-enabled computers, apps or devices.

Sound Packs

Put a little whoosh in your boom!

Sound Packs are music-making building blocks that can inspire you and speed up your music-making process. Every week Reason Studios release new booms and blips by world-class sound designers. Sound Packs offer the simplicity of samples but add another level of flexibility and creative possibilities. You are never limited to the sounds on offer – you can always make them sound like you.

Sometimes a boom needs more whoosh. Because Sound packs are fully configured instrument and device patches in the Reason Rack, you get immediate and full creative flexibility. In other words – you can easily add as much whoosh as you like.

Instruments & Effects

Use your ears!

These instruments and effects are all included in Reason+. You can combine them any way you want in the Rack to create the perfect sound for what you want to express. Some of these may look complicated at first – but don’t worry. Nothing can break. Just use your ears and try stuff out!

Europa - Shapeshifting Synthesizer

A wavetable synth at heart; Europa is the most powerful, most modern and biggest sounding synth for your next track and the many more to come. The heart of Europa is its three spectral wave engines, where waveforms are loaded and warped through traditional wavetable sweeps and spectral waveform modifiers. Add to that a set of unique spectral filters, customizable envelopes, fantastic effects and more and you’ll be ready to realize that Europa isn’t just the greatest synth to arrive in Reason. It’s the greatest synth to arrive. Period.

Thor - Polysonic Synthesizer

Where other synths use one specific form of synthesis and one single filter, the Thor polysonic synthesizer features six different oscillator types and four unique filters. What does this give you? An unstoppable monster of a sound generator, Thor utilises synthesizer technology from the last 50 years. With its unique selection of oscillator types and filter designs, the Thor Polysonic Synthesizer is a veritable synth museum. But there’s nothing dusty about this instrument. Thor may have one foot in history, but its sound is pure future.

Monotone - Bass Synthesizer

For all the bass heads out there, here’s Monotone: a monophonic supply of speaker rattling low-end. Monotone has a deep and big sound but is inviting and easy to work with. No hidden menus or cryptic controls. Everything you need is at your fingertips when you want it. Monotone is also the bass synth in Reason Compact for iOS. Start your basslines on Reason Compact and scale up your production on your Desktop – Monotone seamlessly integrates into your workflow.

Subtractor - Polyphonic Synthesizer

Similar in layout of the analogue flagship synths of the early 80s, the Subtractor makes it easy to create anything from warm pads to rumbling bass. A unique feature of the Subtractor Synthesizer is the oscillator phase offset. By using this feature you can create complex waveforms by subtracting or multiplying a waveform with a phase offset copy of itself. This analogue type polyphonic synthesizer is based on subtractive synthesis, the method used in classic, analogue synthesizers.

Kong - Drum Designer

Kong Drum Designer is not your regular drum module. It’s the drum module focused on giving you exactly that drum sound you’re after. Kong has 16 pads and 16 drums. Build your drum sounds based on any of the nine different drum modules. Flavour the sound with 11 support generators and effects. Program automation, create alternating groups and let Reason’s powerful sequencer drive the beat.

Radical Piano - Advanced Acoustic Piano

Radical Piano will change the way you use pianos in your music by allowing you to imagine a piano in a real space and set about creating it yourself through intuitive controls. Based on a custom blend between sampling technology and physical modelling algorithms, Radical Piano affords songwriters, producers, and sound designers an unprecedented level of control to craft a realistic piano that is 100% unique.

MIDI Out - Device

Play the sounds of your favourite hardware synths and beat machines within the Reason Rack. Sequence and automate your MIDI gear in Reason's sequencer, play in new ways with Players, or control any MIDI parameter with CV cables from any rack device.

When using Reason as a VST3/AU/AAX plugin, the MIDI Out Device communicates directly with the host. Build your own custom MIDI rack using Reason's devices and control any other plugin or external hardware in your DAW of choice.

The Complete List of Reason+ Instruments

  • Friktion - Modeled Strings
  • Europa - Shapeshifting Synthesizer
  • Thor - Polysonic Synthesizer
  • Monotone - Bass Synthesizer
  • Subtractor - Polyphonic Synthesizer
  • Kong - Drum Designer
  • Radical Piano - Advanced Acoustic Piano
  • MIDI Out - Device
  • Rytmik - Drum Machine
  • Redrum - Drum Computer
  • Dr. Octo Rex - Loop Player
  • NN-XT - Advanced Sampler
  • NN-19 - Sampler
  • ID8 - Songwriter's Toolbox
  • Grain - Sample Manipulator
  • Malström - Graintable Synthesizer
  • Klang - Tuned Percussion
  • Pangea - World Instruments
  • Humana - Vocal Ensemble
  • Scenic - Hybrid Instrument
  • Complex-1 - Modular Synthesizer
  • Parsec 2 - Spectral Synthesizer
  • Umpf Club Drums
  • Umpf Retro Beats
  • Reason Electric Bass
  • Reason Drum Kits
  • Processed Pianos
  • Radical Keys
  • Layers Quadrasonic Sample Player
  • Layers Waves Edition

Effects

Sweeper

Add more colour with this high quality, multi-talented modulation unit with expansive dynamic modulation options. Sweeper offers three separate stereo modulation effects: phaser, flanger and filter. The pristine-sounding phaser offers up to a whopping 40 stages for some extreme phasing sounds. The Flanger excels at the sweeping sounds you’d expect from it while the filter section is the oversampled filter from Europa with nine filter modes. To breathe life into the effect, Sweeper has a modulator with a looping envelope, an audio follower and audio trig to modulate just about any of Sweeper’s settings.

Master Bus Compressor

Reason’s trusted ready-for-radio bus compressor is now available as a rack device. The sound is identical to the Mixer’s master bus compressor, but the rack unit offers expanded CV control, dry/wet settings and the ability to apply the compressor magic anywhere in your signal chain. How would your drum mix sound with its own Master Bus Compressor?

The Echo

The Echo is an advanced stereo echo bringing together the brilliance of modern delays with the organic sounds of analogue circuitry and old-school tape machines. The Echo is equal parts pristine stereo delay, sound sculpturing toolbox, and playable performance effect. Add Delay, colour, modulations and triggers to your Rack. The Trigger and Roll modes let you play The Echo as an instrument, creating stutter and repeat effects on the fly.

The Complete List of Reason+ Effects

  • Audiomatic Retro Transformer
  • Scream 4 Sound Destruction Unit
  • RV7000 MkII Advanced Reverb
  • Softube Bass Amp
  • Softube Guitar Amp
  • MClass Compressor
  • MClass Equalizer
  • MClass Stereo Imager
  • MClass Maximizer
  • DDL-1 Digital Delay Line
  • CF-101 Chorus/Flanger
  • Sweeper Modulation Effect
  • Quartet Chorus Ensemble
  • Master Bus Compressor
  • Channel Dynamics
  • Channel EQ
  • The Echo
  • Pulveriser Demolition Unit
  • Alligator Triple Filter Gate
  • Synchronous Effect Modulator
  • BV512 Vocoder
  • Neptune Pitch Adjuster & Voice Synth
  • PH-90 Phaser
  • RV-7 Digital Reverb
  • ECF-42 Envelope Controlled Filter
  • D-11 Foldback Distortion
  • UN-16 Unison
  • PEQ-2 Two Band Parametric EQ
  • COMP-01 Compressor/Limiter
  • Polar Dual Pitch Shifter
  • Rotor Rotary Speaker

MIDI FX & Utilities

Scales & Chords

Add scale awareness to your instruments with Scales & Chords. Select your key and scale from a list of common and not-so-common scales and your playing will always be in key. Turn on the chords button and have Reason add one finger chord magic that fits right with your music. With controls for chord colouring, number of notes, inversion and more, you have a very helpful harmonic tool at your disposal.

Beat Map Algorhythmic Drummer

Beat Map is a new Reason Rack Extension that generates notes in a fast, fun, intuitive way. Designed primarily for drums, Beat Map takes away some of the complexity of writing great beats by using algorithmically-generated patterns to come up with unexpected and interesting results.

The Combinator

Combine, layer and mix instruments and effects to create rich, production-ready and performance-friendly sounds that can be loaded up in an instant.

The Complete List of Reason+ MIDI FX & Utilities

  • Pattern Mutator
  • Scales & Chords
  • Dual Arpeggio
  • Note Echo
  • Beat Map Algorhythmic Drummer
  • Drum Sequencer
  • Quad Note Generator
  • PolyStep Sequencer
  • The Combinator
  • Pulsar Dual LFO
  • Matrix Pattern Sequencer
  • RPG-8 Monophonic Arpeggiator
  • Mixer 14:2
  • Line Mixer 6:2
  • Spider Audio Merger & Splitter
  • Spider CV Merger & Splitter
  • Mix Channel
  • Audio Track



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macOS

  • Fast, stable internet connection for installation and registration
  • Intel Mac with multi-core processor
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended for large ReFills or Rack Extensions)
  • 4 GB free system disk space required, plus 8 GB for optional content. Additionally, the program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space
  • Mac OS X 10.11 or later (64-bit only)
  • Monitor with at least 1280x768 resolution
  • CoreAudio compliant audio interface or built-in audio hardware
  • MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended
  • For using Reason as a VST Plugin, a host with VST3 support is required
  • For using Reason as an AU plugin, a host with AUv2 support is required

Windows

  • Fast, stable internet connection for installation and registration
  • Intel or AMD multi-core processor
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended for large ReFills or Rack Extensions)
  • 4 GB free system disk space required, plus 8 GB for optional content. Additionally, the program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space
  • Windows 7 or later (64-bit only)
  • Monitor with at least 1280x768 resolution
  • Audio Interface with ASIO driver
  • MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended

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MNTRA Instruments Everything Bundle

Complete Collection by MNTRA Instruments



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All The Tools You Need To Make Breathtaking Music

MNTRA is the new audio tools division of LA HACIENDA CREATIVE studios based in Montreal, Canada. With a focus on exploring new realms of musical composition and sound design, they achieve incredible results with their next-generation virtual instruments. Created for real-world demands by their passionate team, their virtual instruments are built on their extensive experience in interactive audio and decades of collecting rare instruments and sounds from across the globe. 

The MNTRA Instruments Everything Bundle gives you the opportunity to access the entire incredible range of assiduously sampled virtual instruments, and help you unlock exponential creativity within your productions.

Dark Sounds Suite Expanded

Orakle X is MNTRA's largest Sound Sculpture Instrument yet, offering everything you need to make modern cinematic music inspired by ancient sounds. Informed by their passion for international instruments and techniques, Orakle X transcends place and time. Orakle X includes experimental string articulations, thunderous horns, flute clusters, overtone singing, a massive array of unique percussion, and so much more.

At the heart of Orakle X is MNTRA's founder Brian D’Oliveira’s (The Witcher NOTW, Shadow Of The Tomb Raider, Resident Evil 7 + 8) vast collection of one-of-a-kind instruments, assembled during his many travels across the globe. His dedication to studying the ancient performance techniques of these unique instruments, combined with MNTRA's leading-edge ultrasonic sampling workflow, allows them to be heard in an entirely new way. 

From aleatoric flute swarms and bombastic drums to bowed metal textures and extended Baroque cello harmonics, Orakle X gives you all the components needed to create visionary sound worlds.

Recorded with state-of-the-art equipment in MNTRA's legendary RCA Victor studio in Montreal, and meticulously sampled to capture the nuanced resonances of these rare instruments, Orakle X has vast compositional and sound design applications.




Features

  • 30 Sample Maps.
  • Up to 14 Round Robbins.
  • Recorded at leading-edge 32-bit 384 kHz resolution.
  • Extreme resolution CPU efficient in-DAW playback & blazingly fast preset loading.
  • Plugin app and samples watermarked to you.
  • Easy downloads and updates via Pulse Downloader.
  • Learn more about Kymera.


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  • 53GB hard drive space required for setup
  • VST / AU plugin for Windows & Mac OS (10.11+) Including M1 Chip
  • Minimum 8GB of RAM and an i5 or better CPU required
  • Supported by all VST/AU compatible DAW’s*

Please note: Orakle is not included in this bundle since Orakle X contains all original content + additional instruments and presets content.

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Addictive Drums 2: Custom XL Collection

Complete Collection by XLN Audio



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Custom XL Collection

Your choice of content, XL size.

Includes your choice of:

  • 6 ADpaks (Kits)
  • 6 MIDIpaks (Beats)
  • 6 Kitpiece Paks (Single Drums)

(Also includes the Addictive Drums 2 Engine)

Buy now, choose your content later.

Follow the step-by-step instructions shown directly after you've made your purchase to choose your content.

You're the creative genius

With Custom Collections you're free to choose a combination of content that's as unique as the sound you're going to create with it.

Pick and choose among drum kits, kit pieces and MIDI beats based on your own individual preferences.

Stadium rock fills played on a Brazilian pandeiro? It could just become the sound of summer! Funk breaks on a Heavy Metal kit...why the hell not?

This offer is for power users that love exploring all options and picking content that interests them. You get the full Addictive Drums 2 engine and can select any 6 ADpaks, any 6 MIDIpaks, and any 6 Kitpiece paks of your choice. You can choose your content all at once or over time as you expand your musical horizons.

With the powerful Addictive Drums 2 plugin and the ability to pick the sound and rhythm content of your choice, you will be armed with the exact sounds and rhythms you need to take your music to the next level.

Addictive Drums 2

It's All About the Sound

Tweak any of the professionally designed presets or build up a custom kit from scratch, it's your choice. Addictive Drums 2 is packed with mixing and sound-shaping features that let you transform the raw sounds in amazing ways. Whether you need your drums to sound open and crystal-clear or produced and radio-ready, or grungy and heavily distorted, AD2 has studio-grade tools to get the job done.

Lightning Fast Workflow

The best sounds and features are useless if you can't find and use them quickly when inspiration strikes. Addictive Drums 2 really excels in this area. Every detail – from drag-and-drop audio and MIDI to rapid linking and layering, to near-instant kit piece swapping–is designed to keep you in the creative zone. The clean layout and lighting-fast workflow include hundreds of individual features that make AD2 fast and familiar – even for first-time users.

Every drum kit is recorded in world-class studios by industry professionals and amazing drummers to give you professional sonic options and creative control.

Where Do You Start?

To get the most out of Addictive Drums 2 you always start with XPN Audio's Collections.

A Collection is a bundle of ADpaks (drum kits), MIDIpaks (beats) and Kitpiece Paks (single drums) put together to give you the best possible drum production experience.




Features

  • Full Addictive Drums 2 Engine.
  • Your choice of sounds and rhythms.
  • Make selections now or over time.
  • MIDI Library (5000 beats).
  • Speciality “Trig” Sounds included.
  • 130 Production-ready Presets.

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Mac

  • macOS 10.9 or later (M1 Native & macOS 12 Monterey supported) (64-bit only)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AU, AAX (64-bit only)
  • Standalone Application (64-bit only)

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (64-bit only)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AAX (64-bit only)
  • Standalone Application (64-bit only)

Hosts:

This product should run on any host supporting 64-bit VST, AU, or AAX plugins. XLN Audio actively tests on the host applications listed below:

  • Ableton Live 9 or later
  • Apple Logic Pro 9 & 10
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 or later (Pro Tools First is not supported)
  • Cakewalk by Bandlab
  • Propellerhead Reason 10.3 or later
  • Reaper 4 & 5
  • Steinberg Cubase 8 or later

Please Note: This software is 64-bit only and will not function on 32-bit systems.

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String Studio VS-3 + PACKS

Complete Collection by Applied Acoustics Systems



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String Modelling Synthesizer and Sound Banks.

String Studio VS-3

String Studio VS-3 is a multitimbral synthesizer in which a collection of unique string oscillators replaces the traditional VCOs, DCOs, and operators as the main sound source. Consisting of picks, bows, and hammers interacting with a modelled string, these oscillators offer a special blend of modern and creative synthesis. Augmented with a soundboard, classic filters, an enveloppe generator, a LFO, and studio-quality effects, String Studio VS-3 proposes a brand-new path in the quest for tone.

What's New

We have streamlined String Studio and brought it to a whole new level - it will change your perspective on what a synthesizer can be.

  • NEW Two-Voice Multitimbral: String Studio VS-3 combines two independent timbres—either stacked or split—to create performance-friendly, texture-full, and spacious sounds that are sure to make a good impression.
  • NEW Modulators: String Studio VS-3 now boats two performance modulators per layer that respond to user-defined MIDI controls. Each and every sound features effect and morphing assignments that can be played in real time for enhanced expressivity and sonic dimension.
  • PEPPED Factory Library : A long and fastidious process of fine-tuning went down in the AAS quarters. Each and every sounds went under the eyes of all team members to exit with a consistent gain-stage, unity-gain effects, better dynamics, and compelling real-time sound transformation assignments. This is our most perfected sound library to date.
  • NEW Signature Sound Packs: String Studio VS-3 ships with four brand-new signature sound packs created by the industry’s top sound designers. Richard Devine, Christian Laffitte, Thiago Pinheiro, and Daniel Stawczyk form an incredible team that made the most of the latest String Studio VS-3 features It’s with great pride that we present these 227 new sounds.
  • NEW Browser: String Studio VS-3’s improved sound browser presents a simple way to find the sound you’re after. String Studio VS-3 sorts sounds by category to present an overview of a pack’s content. Additionally, shortcuts to categories and tone qualities provide a quick way to jump right where you need to be.
  • IMPROVED Filter's Musicality: String Studio VS-3’s filters can now put up with extreme modulation while remanding totally musical.
  • NEAT Compatible with String Studio VS-2 sounds: Simply copy String Studio VS-2 banks in String Studio VS-3’s packs folder to convert them.
  • IMPROVED Microtonal tunings via Scala scale files: String Studio VS-3 now supports the Scala scale file format as well as reference note frequency tuning for microtonal music making.
  • EXPANDED Multi-Effects Module: String Studio VS-3’s multi-effects module now sports reverb, equalizer, compressor, and guitar amplifier processors for even more

Learn more about String Studio VS-3.

Masala 2 String Studio VS-3 Sound Bank

Following up on the highly flavourful Masala, resident sound designer Christian Laffitte cooks up a second collection of 100 spicy, unique, and delicious new sounds exploring the full capabilities of String Studio VS-3. At its core, Masala 2 imparts the feel of playing a genuine instrument with tremendous organic authenticity. With colours ranging from the very roots of the human race to downright obscure and experimental, the enigmatic Masala 2 heats up any music endeavour. Excite your palette with hot, tangy, and uncommon sounds from around the globe and beyond to fulfil your craving for originality.




Features

  • 104 Presets
  • Stranger Strings String Studio VS-2 Sound Bank

  • Stranger Strings showcases an eclectic collection of 104 "mix-ready" presets that touches rock, pop, industrial, movie soundtracks, hip hop, trap as well as EDM. Made with performance in mind, these sounds morph and change based on your playing and sensibility—they go far beyond their description. With plenty of arpeggiators, leads, deep basses, or one-shot sound effects, layering your tracks with Stranger Strings brings a fresh air to your music. As the main voice on your mix or as rhythmic textures Stranger Strings can be the finishing touch you're after.

  • 104 Presets
  • Journeys String Studio VS-2 Sound Bank

  • Journeys is master sound designer Gregory Simpson's endeavour on sounds that evoke the essence of other times, places, or cultures. Indeed, this collection will get you travelling from the ancient centuries to modern times, from Asia to Africa, and everything in between. All that with the intrinsic acoustic quality of String Studio as your passport.

  • 128 Analog String Presets
  • Entangled Species String Studio VS-2 Sound Bank

  • Entangled Species grants exclusive access to the beloved tools, inspirational encounters, and living sounds of composer David Kristian. This organic collection of arpeggiators, pads, loopers, synthesizers, keyboards, noises, and sound effects shall evolve as a natural extension of the sonic inventory of anyone into electro-acoustic, ambient, and film music arrangements. And with String Studio VS-2 as your middleman, these sounds are just a few tweaks away to become your own.

  • 128 Analog String Presets
  • Frontier String Studio VS-2 Sound Bank

  • After delivering Starlight and Cinémathèque, sound designer Daniel Stawczyk returns with Frontier, a reserve of dazzling sounds coming straight out of deep-space exploration. Indeed, the 130 presets split up in arpeggiator, gated, lead, keys, plucked, effects, and synths categories present a survey of what’s found around the farthest celestial bodies. Whether you want to set a futuristic mood or compose a parallel universe story, Frontier will yield the extraterrestrial enigma you need.

  • 130 Presets
  • Aftermath String Studio VS-2 Sound Bank

  • Sound designer Daniel Stawczyk returns with Aftermath, a 150-preset collection for our string modelling synthesizer. Harnessing String Studio VS-2 distinctive algorithms the bank revisits the familiar synthesizer categories—bass, chords and stabs, gated sounds, leads, pads, and plucks—in a fresh, expressive, and unsettling sense. The set is then nicely tied up with 49 ultra payable special effect instruments that span hyperrealism, orchestral annihilation, and nerve-racking consequences.

  • 149 Presets
  • Harmonic Geometry String Studio VS-2 Sound Bank

  • With Harmonic Geometry, Richard Devine explores our string modelling synthesizer in all its facets. In his distinctive style, he brings us elaborate timbral perspectives and intricate textural spaces using the many shapes and forms of String Studio VS-2. These ingenious constructions materialize into an eclectic collection of sounds spanning modern sci-fi territories, ambiences, surprising percussions, resonant vibrational effects, and exotic instruments. Harmonic Geometry comprises 130 presets divided into eight categories: Pad, Effect, Arpeggiator, Plucked, Synth, Keys, Percussion, and Ambient.

  • 130 Presets
  • Masala String Studio VS-2 Sound Bank

  • Christian Laffitte returns to the sound design kitchen with his second Sound Bank Series instalment in the form of Masala. Not a mere ensemble of sounds, Masala stages an entire collection of new instruments that you’ll love to learn and discover. These instruments are light and responsive to the touch, full of magic with bounces, buzzes, and sizzles. Their timbres are from nowhere and everywhere—an adventurous mélange of tastes and flavours. These 101 wonderful musical contrivances await to unlock new paths of creativity.

  • 101 Presets
  • What's Included with the Sound Banks?

  • Preset Bank for String Studio VS-2
  • AAS Player Plug-In (VST, AU, AAX, RTAS)
  • Serial Number
  • Installation Instructions

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These preset collections can be used with the free AAS Player plug-in as well as the String Studio VS-2 analogue synthesizer.

After you have installed a sound bank, there are two ways to use it:

  1. String Studio VS-2 - Reverence will automatically be added to String Studio VS-2 if it is installed on your computer.
  2. AAS Player - If you don't own String Studio VS-2, you will be able to play Reverence from the AAS Player plug-in or standalone application.

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MSoundFactory

Complete Collection by MeldaProduction



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MSoundFactory may well be the most powerful instrument out there. It's modular, so you can have any number of oscillators, filters, samplers etc. you want. It features per-voice and global modulation, full MPE support, the best sounding oscillators on the market, a fully modular effects engine... and Melda are just getting started...

MSoundFactory will most likely be a never-ending project. Melda are probably not going to make any further instruments, instead they are going to implement further modules and features into the mighty MSoundFactory. MSoundFactory currently comes with many presets converted from MPowerSynth and several fully-featured instruments, but it's far from being "ready". However, it can already be used by creative minds looking for an extremely powerful instrument. The only necessary module needed to be added to the first official release is a sampler, so please stay in tune.

Key Features

Advanced GUI

  • User interfaces need to be fast, simple to use and be easy on the eye. Everyone's needs can be different, so flexibility is important. Melda solves this with the most advanced GUI engine on the market.
  • Stylable: From vintage hardware to super futuristic. You can choose the colours and style of the GUI, making our plugins personal to you.
  • Resizable: All Melda plugins are freely resizable. Many also feature popup windows. So no matter how many screens you have or what size they are, you will be able to arrange your plugins to keep a focus on what is important.
  • GPU Accelerated: All the elements in the GUI are accelerated by your GPU. This makes the graphics lightning-fast and frees up extra power for your CPU to focus on the audio.
  • Stunning Quality: Melda plugins support HDPI and Retina displays, so you will experience beautiful crisp resolutions. With adjustable frames per second up to 100, you will not miss a thing in our detailed analyzers.

Unique Visualisation Engine with Classic Meters and Time Graphs

  • Your ears should always be the main tool, but they are not the only way to judge your audio. Visual aids can be incredibly useful for a variety of reasons. Melda's comprehensive metering system is extremely flexible and delivers you accurate information when you need it. From classic meters to time-based graphs, you will see important visual feedback including; Input, Output, Stereo width, Loudness, Waveforms, Bands, Gain reduction and Sidechain, and some plugin dependent meters.

Modulators

  • MSoundFactory provides 8 fully-featured modulators which can control any set of parameters including other modulators. Each modulator works as an LFO, level follower, midi/audio triggered ADSR enveloper, randomizer or pitch detector, or even a combination and can listen to the plugin\'s side-chain.
  • You can make the sound move in time, be less static and more interesting. You can make various parameters depend on the input (or the sidechain) level or even listen to the input pitch.

Adjustable Oscillator Shape Technology

  • Every oscillator in MSoundFactory uses the most versatile oscillator algorithm on the market. It provides a mix of predefined oscillator shapes, custom waveforms edited using our MeldaProduction Envelope System (MES), a step-sequencer and several methods for algorithmic postprocessing.
  • It also provides a harmonic mode, which lets you control the harmonic content instead of oscillator shape. This is especially useful for high-frequency oscillators.

Multiparameters

  • MSoundFactory lets you control multiple parameters using a single so-called multiparameter. This may not only come handy for automation for example, but the multiparameters are very smart units and you can use them to smartly morph between banks of settings for example. All in the name of creativity!

Smart Randomization

Melda's state of the art randomization system gives you complete control. You can randomize parameters in 3 ways:

  • Complete full randomization of everything.
  • Subtle small random changes to your current state.
  • Smart randomization.

Melda's smart randomization engine learns, using information based on existing presets to offer better values that will result in more successful changes. You can even lock certain parameters that you wish to be excluded from the randomization. This level of control can really help you out when you have a creative block and offer up fresh and inspiring ideas you may have never thought of.

Automatic Gain Compensation (AGC)

  • Most plugins change loudness of the output audio, which makes browsing presets inconvenient, not mentioning randomization. MSoundFactory includes automatic gain compensation, which quickly adapts to current settings and ensures the output sounds as loud as the input. This even protects you from thinking that something sounds better in cases it is just louder.

Safety Limiter

  • Some plugins can intensely increase gain when exposed to specific audio materials. MSoundFactory provides a safety brickwall limiter, which ensures the output stays below 0dB and prevents your equipment and your ears from potential danger automatically.

Sinc Interpolation

  • MSoundFactory implements the most advanced interpolation technology to provide the best audio quality.

Adjustable Up-sampling 1x-16x

  • Digital audio provides very superior audio quality compared to ancient analog gear, but there are problems too. The main problem is the aliasing, which may be noticeable, when using nonlinear processes such as compression or saturation. MSoundFactory includes both minimum-phase and high-quality linear-phase upsampling algorithms, which avoids the aliasing.

Synchronization to Host Tempo

  • Every oscillator and modulator in the plugin can automatically synchronize to the host. But it can be out-of-sync if you want of course.

MIDI Controllers with MIDI Learn

  • MSoundFactory contains a powerful MIDI processor, which listen to MIDI controllers and MIDI keyboard and control any parameters realtime.

64-bit Processing and an Unlimited Sampling Rate

  • MSoundFactory provides the maximum audio quality you can get. It uses 64-bit audio processing and can handle any sampling rate. It does not make much sense to go over 192kHz, but if you think it is a good idea, the plugin can do that.

Extremely Fast, Optimized for Newest AVX2 and AVX512 Capable Processors

  • Computers are now extremely fast, but the algorithms are more complex and projects bigger, so you still need to use the processing power with care. MSoundFactory uses the fastest algorithms, takes advantage of the newest processor capabilities, lets your GPU handle the graphics, and shares the resources with other MeldaProduction plugins. The plugin is among the fastest on the market, yet it provides the best possible audio quality.

Global Preset Management and Online Preset Exchange

  • MSoundFactory presets are carefully stored in a system database and you can quickly access them from any project in any host. The plugin can automatically share your presets and download presets of other users from our servers. Melda are building a community and you can be a part of it!

Compare Multiple Settings

  • A/B comparison is a widely used method to objectively hear the changes you are making to your audio and help you to make better decisions, non destructively.
  • A to H Switching: Melda has taken this to the next level. Have up to 8 instances of the plugin, copy/paste the A to H slots and freely switch between them.
  • A to D Morphing: You can also morph between the first 4 slots with an X-Y pad. Not sure which preset to choose? You could load 4 and find the perfect blend of all of them. Not sure if A or B sounds better? You might prefer an interpolated state somewhere between the two.

No Dongle nor Internet Access is Required for Activation

  • How many times did you forget your USB dongle? Melda are an honest company and expect the same from our customers. Our software uses licence files to activate your software. And the licences are to-person, so you can use it on all your computers as long as you are the user.

Free-for-life Updates

  • When you buy the software you are entitled to free updates, forever. No more money wasted on major updates like it is with other companies. And Melda update our software a lot!



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Windows

  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Always use 32-bit plugins in 32-bit hosts, or 64-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts!
 
64-bit plugins can't work in 32-bit hosts even if the operating system is 64-bit. Do NOT use 32-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts. They would have to be bridged and can become slow and unstable.
 
Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X 10.9 and newer (64-bit only)
  • VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host (64-bit only)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support or Apple Silicon processor

Note: Please check your product PDF documentation for more information and installation instructions.

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Ultra Analog VA-3 + PACKS

Complete Collection by Applied Acoustics Systems



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Analog Synthesizer and Sound Packs

Ultra Analog VA-3 is a two-voice two-oscillator-bi-filter-plus-effects analog synthesizer with advanced editing options that achieve a sweet balance between familiarity and flexibility. Ultra Analog VA-3 ships with 1000+ presets taking full advantage of its state-of-the-art analog components.

New Features

  • Home view - the Home view presents a distraction-free and laid-back browsing and tweaking experience.
  • Two-Voice Multitimbral - Two independent timbres - stacked or split - create performance-friendly, texture-full, and spacious sounds.
  • Macros - Four performance macros per layer that respond to user-defined MIDI controls. Each and every sound features modulation, timbre, envelope, and effect morphing assignments that can be played in real time for enhanced expressivity and sonic dimension.
  • Browser - The brand-new browser offers an efficient way to home in on the right sounds thanks to the Packs, Sounds, Categories, and Creators views.
  • Factory Library - Ultra Analog VA-3’s factory library contains 560 entirely new sounds as well as refined versions of the 800+ Ultra Analog VA-2 presets.
  • Filter - Ultra Analog VA-3’s multi-mode modules now star a brand-new ladder-type filter for that classic low-pass response

Learn more about Ultra Analog VA-3.

This bundle includes the following Ultra Analog VA-3 Sound Banks:

Kicks and Snares

You can never have too many kicks and snares! Resident sound designer Adam Pietruszko signs off on an expertly crafted and clever collection of punchy bass drum and cut-through snare presets in this new sound pack for Ultra Analog VA-3. Bring new energy to your productions by laying a solid foundation with either classic analogue drum machine inspired sounds or experimental and processed elements.

Technocracy


AAS newcomer Adam Pietruszko brings you Technocracy, his first Sound Packs Series title. With 100 presets on tap, Technocracy focuses on various Techno genres such as Tech House, Minimal, Melodic, Dub, Dark, and Mainroom. The pack takes you on a trip from Detroit to Berlin into the depths of warehouses, abandoned factories, and right onto the clubs' dance floor. Featuring a collection of basses, leads, textures, rhythms, arpeggiated sequences, percussive elements, and cleverly crafted effects, Technocracy delivers fresh sounds to all dance music producers.

Analog Essentials

Whether you are into techno, urban, trance, electro, trip-hop, or any other musical style, the Analog Essentials sound bank offers a great selection of arpegios, basses, pads, percussions, synths, and sound effects that will perfectly complement your next production.

Rich, Powerful, Attention-Getting.

"Analog Essentials packs the best capabilities of VA-1 into a collection of solid bread-and-butter analog synth sounds. They're rich, powerful, and attention-getting... a real showcase of the best of VA-1's most aggressive and effective analog timbres." Mike Metlay, Recording

Ultra FX

Ultra FX is a must-have complement of highly customizable sound ideas, room tones, and sound effects perfect for sound designers doing films, animations, or video games. It's also a whole lot of fun!

Starlight

Starlight lands with sounds collected at the confine of the galaxy. Indeed, the 149 presets scattered across ambient, arpeggiator, arpeggiator bass, chime, effect, keys, lead, rhythm, and synthesizer categories breach into the outer space for an impregnable intergalactic landscape. Whether you want to teleport your music into another dimension or simply leave for an orbital spaceflight, Starlight is your ideal shuttle.

Starlight was crafted by sound designer Daniel Stawczyk a.k.a. Status. He’s also the man behind the Synbiosis, Transparency, Cinémathèque, and Frontier sound banks as well as many others for several synth manufacturers.

30.8676Hz

The 100 presets of 30.8676Hz flirt with the limits of your auditory abilities. Split in two, the Movements presets make heavy use of the arpeggiator for some ferocious thumping action while the Stills presets get you your dose of fat, snoring, and wobbly analog goodness.

Who is Andre Ettema?

Composer/sound designer Andre Ettema is specialized in audio design and sound programming for artists and picture. Andre has been working closely with Junkie XL and collaborated as additional audio designer and synthesizer programmer for a lot of film and game scores. Credits include work for Scissor Sisters, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, and soundtracks for EA games SSX Blur and Need for Speed Prostreet.

Angelicals

Starlight lands with sounds collected at the confine of the galaxy. Indeed, the 149 presets scattered across ambient, arpeggiator, arpeggiator bass, chime, effect, keys, lead, rhythm, and synthesizer categories breach into the outer space for an impregnable intergalactic landscape. Whether you want to teleport your music into another dimension or simply leave for an orbital spaceflight, Starlight is your ideal shuttle.

Starlight was crafted by sound designer Daniel Stawczyk a.k.a. Status. He’s also the man behind the Synbiosis, Transparency, Cinémathèque, and Frontier sound banks as well as many others for several synth manufacturers.

Cinémathèque

Cinémathèque is a collection of pads and textures for every cinematic occasion. Screened into Cluster, Rhythm, SFX, Synthesizer, and Texture categories, the 142 presets will support the color, exposure, motion, depth of field, and density of any scenes whether it's for horror, romance, suspense, or drama.

Cinémathèque was crafted by sound designer Daniel Stawczyk a.k.a. Status. He’s also the man behind the Synbiosis, Transparency, Frontier, and Starlight sound banks as well as many others for several synth manufacturers.

Sounds from BLKRTZ

Inspired by his work in a wide array of genres over the last 12 years, Deadbeat's Sounds from BLKRTZ is a collection of 100 presets for Ultra Analog VA which truly push the instruments to its earth shaking low and shimmering high extremes. It will come as no surprise to those familiar to his unmistakable dubwise style that subs and bass play a central role here, but you'll also find an inspiring array of evolving chords and stabs, ambient clouds, and slowly evolving sequences.

For those looking for inspiration in the realm of dubstep, ambient, or the deepest and dubbiest of house and techno, Sounds from BLKRTZ is certain provide hours of creative exploration for your productions.

Plastic Pop

The 127 presets of Plastic Pop muse back at arpeggio, bass, effects, lead, and pad sounds of the 80s. Included are analog and digital favorites from the Juno, DX7, Wavestation, and D-50 as well as guitar synths, the TX81Z's LatelyBass, and of course the Honkytonk sound! A superb kit to revisit the top new wave and synthpop albums from Duran Duran, Japan, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and ABC. Shoulder pads are not included.

Reverence

Reverence is an ode to modern and vintage analog synths. Sean's goal was to create sounds with the warmth, imperfections, and character associated with these instruments. His combined background and expertise as a composer, producer, and mix engineer results in a preset collection that is both truly inspired and tailored for production. The 115 sounds are divided into seven categories: Arpeggiator, Bass, Keys, Leads, Pads, Plucked, and SFX.

Abstractions

Abstractions is a collection of 127 signature sounds covering standard analog categories but revisited with Richard Devine’s unique style and aesthetics. These finely crafted sounds include super precise percussion hits, unusual basses, thick pads, deep and animated arpeggiator loops, rich intricate ambient textures, and more. This collection of exclusive sounds once again showcase beautifully Richard Devine’s mastery of sound design and are sure to provide many hours of exploration in evocative soundscapes.

Raw

Ultra Analog VA-3 sure can play the bad guy. Raw is a collection of 100 sounds that showcases this lesser-known side of its personality. From subtle warmth to screaming distortion, Raw relies on the natural overdrive of Ultra Analog's filters and its built-in effects to propose a surprisingly varied set of unpolished, gritty,  and dirty sounds. Have fun and let yourself go to eleven!

Transparency

Transparency is sound designer Daniel Stawczyk’s fourth title in AAS' Sound Bank Series and his third for Ultra Analog VA-3. The 149 presets explore the percussive nature of AAS' analog synthesizer. Kick, Snare, Hi-hat, and Percussion loops are bundled along with Ambient, Synth, and Effect sounds. Typical of Daniel’s mysterious and exotic aesthetics, Transparency aims to yield pulse, motion, and relief to your tracks.

Low End Theory

Sean Divine drops its second installment in the Sound Bank Series in the form of a 114-preset collection that packs essential super low bass sounds, fast and punchy kick drums, catchy sine whistles to super phat saw synth leads, haunting and melodic plucks and bells, futuristic and furious arpeggios, emotionally charged vintage organs and keys as well as a selection of useful vinyl scratches and effects. Whether you’re into urban, trap, or hip hop, Low End Theory is serious core material that will steadily inspire your future beats.

Pivotal

For this library, Daniel Stawczyk sent us a ton of high energy shots. From the first few notes, we perked up and straighten our backs. Digging in, we discovered a hefty 158-preset collection of focused and upfront sounds covering all the classic categories—arpeggios, basses, leads, synths, and effects are all there. We found Pivotal to be a wicked synthetic, addictive, and mood-altering stimulant that is perfectly fit to spark new ideas.

Analog Orchestra

For his first sound pack with AAS, Cipryan Bot took up the formidable challenge of recreating the instruments of the classical orchestra with AAS's analog synthesizer. The result is Analog Orchestra, a fascinating collection of expressive and surprisingly natural-sounding timbres spanning the different families of instruments, including strings, woodwinds, brasses, percussions, pianos, and more.



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WINDOWS · MAC OS X · 64-BIT & VST · AU · RTAS · AAX NATIVE · STANDALONE 

AAS products are compatible with nearly all DAWs...

  • Ableton Live
  • Apple GarageBand
  • Apple Logic Pro
  • Apple Mainstage
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Bitwig Studio
  • Bandlab Cakewalk
  • Cockos Reaper
  • Image-Line FL Studio
  • MOTU Digital Performer
  • Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol
  • Native Instruments Maschine
  • Presonus Studio One
  • Propellerhead Reason
  • Steinberg Cubase

Mac minimum system requirements*

  • macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) or later
  • Intel Core i5 (circa 2015), Apple M1 processor or later
  • 64-bit DAW

PC minimum system requirements*

  • Windows 10 64‑bit or later
  • Intel Core i5 (circa 2015) processor or later
  • 64-bit DAW

*The minimum system requirements mentioned above are for standalone usage. For plug-in usage, please refer to your DAW software requirements (Sonar, Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, etc.).

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Chromaphone 3 + PACKS

Complete Collection by Applied Acoustics Systems



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Chromaphone 3

Melodies, Beats and Crazy Soundscapes

Chromaphone strikes in full dynamics with acoustic sharpness and precision.

Chromaphone 3 is a two-voice synthesizer based on eight physically modelled acoustic resonators. This versatile instrument provides a delightful mixture of real-life presence and distinctive timbres that can’t be found anywhere else. Chromaphone 3 ships with 1000+ sounds taking full advantage of its state-of-the-art acoustic object synthesis.




Features

  • 102 Presets for Chromaphone 3
  • Synth City Chromaphone 3 Sound Bank

  • Resident sound designer Adam Pietruszko embraces retro-futurism with Synth City—a collection of 100 presets amalgamating the nostalgia of the 1980s’ vibe with Chromaphone 3’s modern twist. Plunge into synthwave and retrowave territory all the way through futuresynth, darksynth, outrun, retro-electro, nu disco, and synth-pop with this lavish sound pack. Capturing the aesthetic of VHS B movies’ music, Synth City excels at synthesizer melodies straight out of science fiction, cyberpunk, horror, and action film soundtracks. Synth City proposes a plethora of hooks—spanning from cheese to darkness—perfect to celebrate the atmosphere of the 80s and craft your own alternative timeline.

  • 101 Presets
  • Turmoil District Chromaphone 3 Sound Bank

  • AAS sound designer newcomer Emeric Zubar a.k.a. BLAKE presents Turmoil District—a collection of 101 presets exhibiting the emotional and ominous side of Chromaphone 3. Turmoil District gets you everything you need to explore the dark and sad atmosphere of Trap, Cloud Trap, RnB, Hip Hop, and even ambient music. While being sonically rich-sounding, this sound pack highlights the dreamy and haunting vibe needed for those genres. With its vast selection of kicks, snares, basses, hi-hats, pads, and keys, Turmoil District's presets are specifically designed to create vibrant beats and take your music to its climax.​

  • 101 Presets
  • Hover Chromaphone 3 Sound Bank

  • AAS sound designer newcomer Niall McCallum presents Hover, a brand new collection of presets showcasing and celebrating the wide-ranging sonic capabilities of Chromaphone 3. Playing to Chomaphone's strengths with an intricate choice of tuned percussion and sturdy drums, deep mallets, rich keys, driving basses, the pack's 100 presets also wander into creative territory with sets of shimmering reverb and delay-drenched guitar-like synths, sweeping sound effects, and dusty analogue synthesizer tones. At its core, Hover highlights the vibe and character of the chillwave and downtempo sub-genres.

  • 100 Presets
  • Solids Chromaphone 3 Sound Bank

  • At times, Solids blurs the line between analogue, FM, and physical modelling with punchy basses, delicate plucks, and ethereal pads—perfectly suited for synthwave and soundtrack productions. These 102 patches complement beautifully the original Chromaphone 3 factory library by combining both familiar keyboard classics with utterly unique experimental textures.

  • 102 Presets
  • Octagon Chromophone 3 Sound Bank

  • Octagon is sound designer Daniel Stawczyk’s second Sound Pack Series for Chromaphone 3. This time around he proposes a 148-preset collection of carefully designed arpeggiated layered sounds.

  • Sometimes pushing forward the richness of Chromaphone 3 to its full potential, but at others opting for depth, finesse, and refined delicacy. On Octagon, Daniel takes full advantage of the arpeggiator's density and intricacy. Packed with an inspiring cornucopia of arpeggiated synths, pads, basses, chords, stabs, flows, percussions, chimes, and angular special effects, Octagon unlocks your creativity at every turn.

  • 149 Presets
  • KitNetix Chromaphone 3 Sound Bank

  • KitNetix is a macrophonic sound bank that zooms into an intricate new world. The 128-preset collection crafted by renowned sound designer Martin Walker features drum kits made from exotic materials, percussion unleashed from reality, soundscapes from dark beginnings to glittering futures, hyper-detailed generative textures, and fantasy hybrid instruments that have never been heard before, including bells, chimes, keys, strings, and pads. Moods cover a huge range, from epic soundtrack projects via weird electronica to gentle ambient minimalism.

  • 128 Presets
  • Cardinals Chromaphone 3 Sound Bank

  • Cardinals is the sound designer and composer Simon Stockhausen's presentation of dualism in all sort of realms. You'll find dark and light, tonal and atonal, serenity and anxiety, and eastern and western scattered across the Achromatic and Chromatic Percussion, Danger Zone, Keys, Synths, Strings, Pads, Textures, and Scapes categories. The 109 presets encapsulate their own enclosed universe for many hours of exploration.

  • 109 Presets
  • Microsound Textures Chromaphone 3 Sound Bank

  • Microsound Textures is all about precision, details, subtlety, and complexity. Richard Devine’s idea was to use grain particles and tiny pulses to create rich and dense textures. In addition, the collection includes a wide variety of surprising and mysterious instruments ranging from light and delicate to dark and atonal. The 128 sounds are divided into five categories: Percussion, Sound Effects, Keys and Synths, Pads and Strings, and Textures and Ambience.

  • 128 Presets
  • Synbiosis Chromaphone 3 Sound Bank

  • Synbiosis is sound designer Daniel Stawczyk’s fifth volume in AAS's Sound Bank Series and his first for Chromaphone 3. This 130-preset collection presents arpeggiators, basses, bells, keys, synths, and effects that truly exemplify what can be achieved when a sound designer works organically with a synthesizer. Wherever your destination, Synbiosis puts forward the perfect vehicle to explore the fundamental nature of Chromaphone 2.

  • 130 Presets
  • Epicycles Chromaphone 3 Sound Bank

  • After his Microsound Textures compendium, Richard Devine revisits Chromaphone in its second incarnation and presents an unsettling and opaque collection of new sounds. The 111 Epicycles presets adventurously delve into enigmatic and uncertain lands. Nine categories structure the series of patterns and textures: Soundscapes, Basses, Plucked Strings, Keys, Synths, Strings and Pads, Percussions, Arps, and Effects.

  • 111 Presets
  • Cinematix Chromaphone 3 Sound Bank

  • Long-time Chromaphone user Christian Laffitte sends us his first contribution to the Sound Bank Series with the high impact Cinematix. Whether it’s epic scenes or fast-paced pursuits, with its strong emphasis on monumental hits and percussions, Cinematix is sure to fuel your next score. Cinematix gathers 100 presets grouped into percussions, snares, toms, cymbals, chimes and bells, hits, strings and pads, effects, and arpeggiators.

  • 100 Presets
  • Multiverse Chromaphone 3 Sound Bank

  • AAS is proud to announce another highly versatile sound bank for Chromaphone 3 - Multiverse! This 100 preset collection contains otherworldly textures and unusual melodic and percussive elements. Multiverse has a range of dynamically rich sounds that are particularly well suited for cinematic soundtracks and sound design. The synthesis expertise of acclaimed virtuoso and music technology pioneer Thiago Pinheiro is at your fingertips, with each patch overflowing with interactive possibilities and instantly useful combinations. From organic sounds to sci-fi scores, from abstract ambiences to cutting edge grooves, transitions and unique arpeggiators: surprise yourself with Multiverse's full expression, responsiveness and sonic depth.

  • 100 Presets
  • Digital Sins Chromaphone 3 Sound Bank

  • Daniel Stawczyk dropped Digital Sins and everything stopped. AAS found ourselves enthralled in an altered universe where Chromaphone 3 acted as a classic digital synthesizer. The 144 presets definitely gave us a retro-futuristic vibe. AAS discovered focused, bright, metallic, and percussive sounds that AAS considered truly distinctive. It felt a bit unusual considering the intrinsic acoustic grain of Chromaphone 3. 

  • 144 Presets

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System Requirements for the Sound Banks

This preset collection can be used with the free AAS Player plug-in as well as the Chromaphone 3 analogue synthesizer.

After you have installed the sound bank, there are two options to use it:

  1. Chromaphone 3 - Reverence will automatically be added to Chromaphone 3 if it is installed on your computer.
  2. AAS Player - If you don't own Chromaphone 3, you will be able to play Reverence from the AAS Player plug-in or standalone application.

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BIAS Platinum

Complete Collection by Positive Grid



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BIAS Platinum

With BIAS Studio Platinum you are one click away to get the best guitar effects processor, the most accurate and versatile amp modeller, the best analog sounding pedals and the most professional master and mixing tools.

BIAS Studio Platinum incorporates the most professional tools developed for all those artists who want to easily achieved their perfect tone.

The BIAS Platinum Bundle also includes the Pro Series Studio EQ and Pro Series Studio Compressor, a complementary professional tools that gives your recordings that final touch before the mix/master process. 

The BIAS Studio Platinum Bundle Includes:

BIAS FX Elite

Tone at an Entire New Level

Want access to famous classic and modern amplifiers and effects, right at your fingertips? BIAS FX 2 provides this and more like an intuitive, fully customizable virtual electric guitar, bass or acoustic guitar rig for Mac and PC. Works as a standalone app, allowing you to inject new tones and creativity into your playing, practising and jamming — no need for any other software or DAW.

New Features

  • Completely Re-Engineered - Completely re-engineered, higher-resolution DSP engine with hundreds of improvements deliver the ultimate in responsive, detailed and varied guitar tones
  • Hyper-realistic Guitar Match - Positive Grid’s newly developed, exclusive Guitar Match and emulation technologies virtually turn your guitar into another with startling realism
  • New Amps, Pedals & Racks - An extensive collection of all-new revamped amps, pedals and HD racks add unparalleled depth and width to your guitar sounds
  • Stunning Advanced Modelers - All-new Fuzz, Time and Harmonizer modellers pump up your productions with exciting, unique guitar tones and effects



Features

  • The ultimate in guitar amplifier and effects processing:

  • 100 New Amplifiers Total
  • 100 New Effects Total
  • 200 New Factory Presets Total
  • Guitar Match - Elite (18 Guitars)
  • New HD Racks (8 New Racks Total)
  • New Fuzz Modeler
  • New Time Modeler
  • New Harmonizer Modeler
  • BIAS Pedal Distortion, Delay, Modulation
  • Create and Download Thousands of Pedals on ToneCloud®
  • Brand New Custom Artist Presets
  • 100 “Rock Song” Presets on ToneCloud®
  • New MIDI/Automation functionality
  • Dedicated IR Loader
  • Greatly Improved New DSP Engine
  • New Easy-To-Use User Interface
  • Redesigned ToneCloud® Access
  • New Looper/Recorder Functionality
  • Dual Signal Path With Multiple Splitters
  • Hundreds Of Improvements Across The Board
  • Updated DSP engine (improved factory presets and effects)
  • New - MIDI function added!
  • New - Preset Migration added!
  • Learn more about BIAS FX Elite

  • BIAS Amp 2 Elite
  • Lush Reverbs

  • BIAS AMP 2 also includes nine built-in reverbs, ranging from huge halls to intimate rooms with full control over the character of the reverbs. Between the different reverb types and the extensive filtering and saturation options, BIAS AMP 2 has all your reverb needs covered.

  • New Amp Match

  • AMP Match can already match the tone of any mic’d reference amp, but we’ve made it even better in BIAS AMP 2: now matching a tone is as easy as importing an audio file! Not only that, if you aren’t all that familiar with dialing amps yourself you can ask AMP Match to guess the circuit for you. You’ll get faster and better results no matter what your skill level is, making it even easier to get to your ideal tone.

  • Enhanced Authenticity

  • AMP Match utilizes a collection of underlying technologies to analyze and compare your currently selected BIAS amp model and the sound of a target tube amplifier, including the speaker cabinet and microphone. It then executes the tonal compensation and enhancements needed to make your amp model’s sound accurately match that of the target tube amplifier.

  • 100 Amp Match Presets - Don't Sweat the Details

  • Even if you’re not interested in matching amps yourself, you can still take advantage of the power of AMP Match by connecting to the Positive Grid ToneCloud and enjoy 100 new custom AMP Match presets. There are thousands more from artists, recording studios and guitarists from around the world.

  • New Speaker IR’s From Celestion, And New Speaker Cabinet Module

  • For BIAS AMP 2 we partnered with Celestion, the king of speaker manufacturers, to give users access to the favourite impulse responses of top guitarists like Pete Thorn, Scott Henderson and George Lynch. Normal IR packs come with a mountain of files that are auditioned by loading them individually, but you can do all that work in BIAS AMP 2 simply by moving the virtual microphone on the speaker cabinet around. It makes using Celestion IR’s easier than on any other platform, and it’s not just a major time saver, it also allows you to stay in the creative mindset longer.

  • Studio engineers started recording guitar amps using multiple microphones as soon as they had the capability, and many Hall Of Fame guitar sounds were recorded using this technique. We’ve added this functionality to BIAS AMP 2, letting you use multiple microphones on the same cab and mix them together! Layering a dynamic 57 pointed at the dust cap (which picks up a ton of crispy treble and deep bass) with a 414 condenser aimed in between the dust cap and the speaker edge (which has less treble and more mids) results in a tone that is rounder and more full than either of those mics could produce by themselves. Now you can pull a solo out above the vocals or tuck a rhythm part behind the bass guitar just by tweaking the mic mixer.

  • The cabinet module also features brand new Open and Closed-back cabinet emulation, authentically recreating the distinctive bass and low mid frequency response that typifies each enclosure style. As a result, you have even more control over your core tone, allowing you to get even closer to iconic sounds with less effort.

  • BIAS Amp 2 Elite Features:

  • New Dynamic Tone Engine
  • New Preamp Power Amp
  • New Tone Stacks and Transformers
  • New Cabinets Module with Dual Miking
  • New Tubes Cabs and Mic Options
  • New RTA EQ
  • New User Interface
  • New Amp Match Technology
  • 100 New Amp Match presets
  • Blues Expansion Pack
  • Bass Expansion Pack
  • New IR Loader File Manager
  • 15 Official Licensed Celestion IRs, including:

  • Celestion Vintage 30
  • Celestion Blue
  • Celestion G12H Anniversary
  • Celestion G12-65
  • Celestion G12M Greenback
  • Learn more about BIAS Amp 2 Elite.

  • Metal Signature Pack (BIAS FX Expansion)

  • Jeff Loomis, Keith Merrow, and Ola Englund Metal Signature Pack Arrives To BIAS FX!

  • Features 12 Metal signature model pack with 3 metal masters - Jeff Loomis, Ola Englund and Keith Merrow. Now you can rock with their amps and effects in BIAS FX!

  • Now you can rock with the signature tones from metal giants Jeff Loomis, Keith Merrow, and Ola Englund right in BIAS FX’ dual amps, dual signal chains, and ToneCloud. Originally released for JamUp Pro, the metal signature pack features Jeff, Ola and Keith’s six signature amp models and six signature guitar pedals – from ultra clean to thrash metal; delay, chorus, four-band parametric EQ to distortion and overdrive – now right in BIAS FX desktop with a newly designed user interface and an overall sound improvement.

  • Metal Signatuere Pack Features:

  • 6 amps from clean to metal
  • 6 effects of Noise Gate, EQ, Overdrive, Distortion, Chorus and Delay.
  • Learn more about Metal Signature Pack (BIAS FX Expansion)

  • Bass Expansion Pack (BIAS FX Expansion)

  • Add extra juice to fuel your bass engine with our optimized sound algorithm based effects. Include 7 must have bass stomp boxes. It supports you from bottom up from now on, this pack includes 1 bass preamp, 1 overdrive, 1 EQ, 1 Compressor and 3 modulation pedals.

  • The Bass Expansion pack gives you a complete suite of insane tones for bass guitar. With this update, you are now able to add some of the most sought-after bass effects and stompboxes in the industry, add them into BIAS FX’s dual signal chain, integrate them with BIAS Amp models.

  • Whether you play a 4, 5, or 6 string bass, you can add a collection of pounding sound effects to your low end frequencies right with the new BIAS FX bass pack. It features 7 must have bass stompboxes to your arsenal: 1 bass preamp , 1 overdrive , 1 EQ , 1 Compressor, and 3 modulation pedals. Let’s go in-depth each pedal:

  • Bass Expansion Pack Features:

  • EQ Bass: A graphical equalizer for bass players to easily shape their tone while retaining the signal’s transparency, a must have item for all bass players.
  • Comp Bass Compressor: An analog based compressor dedicated on the low frequencies, providing a very easy control and warm and smooth sound.
  • Drive Bass DI Drive:  The DI Driver captures the warm and rich tones of the most sought-after tube bass amplifiers. This bass DI is capable of dialing up big vintage tube tones, bright modern slap sounds, solid distortions, and all in between.
  • Mod Bass Chorus: This chorus pedal allows you to add sauce to your tone but still can retain your low frequency by adjusting low filter and blend portion – it’s solo time!
  • Mod Bass Octave: This pedal emulates the analog octave divider to create a single note one octave below the pitch of the played note, adding a new dimension to your sound. Designed to improve and enhance the tone of fast bass chops.
  • Mod Bass Envelope Filter:  It’s funky time – this pedal increases the frequency response and improves signal-to-noise ratio making it the perfect for use with both guitar and bass.
  • Drive Bass Deluxe Drive: This pedal gives you a classic bass drive tone for modern bass players, providing more tone shaping options than ever before.
  • Learn more about Bass Expansion Pack (BIAS FX Expansion).

  • Acoustic Expansion Pack (BIAS FX Expansion)

  • Acoustic guitar players, get ready to add some goodness to your tone! With this expansion users will be able to add some of the most sought-after acoustic guitar, with the ability to add them within BIAS FX’s dual signal chain, and integrate them with BIAS Amp models. 

  • The complete solution for acoustic and electric guitar players - the pack features Positive Grid's acoustic imaging technology that restores a studio-miked sound to your under saddle or soundhole pickup and comes with a premium acoustic preamp can help you to deal with any playing circumstances. The included models are: Acoustic Image, Acoustic EQ / Chorus / Reverb, Acoustic Simulator and Acoustic Preamp.

  • Realistic Acoustic Tones

  • The acoustic pack features Positive Grid’s acoustic imaging technology, which accurately emulates the different sounds of an acoustic guitar pickup. However, we took this idea one step further and added a premium acoustic preamp so you can adjust each and every aspect of their output signal in real time, for both live or studio use.

  • Effect models include an Acoustic EQ, Imager and Chorus. The Acoustic Image pedal neutralizes a guitar’s pickup and then restores the natural body resonance. The Acoustic EQ is built as a DI Dedicated EQ module for acoustic application, and shapes the tone with adjustable low mid and high mid frequencies. An acoustic reverb is optimized for acoustic-guitar simulation for a smooth and warm sound while creating more sonic space. The acoustic chorus gives users a chorus and vibrato pedal specially designed for acoustic guitar, with an adjustable 2 band EQ. To put the icing on the sonic cake, an acoustic preamp to improves the warmth and natural body resonances of your guitar, all while keeping its original characteristics.

  • Learn more about Acoustic Expansion Pack (BIAS FX Expansion).

  • BIAS Pedal Delay

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Just Entered a New Dimension

  • BIAS Pedal first rocked the guitar world with its embedded guitar-tone booster, the groundbreaking BIAS Distortion. Now comes the second storm: BIAS Delay. Wrapped in the same expandable BIAS Pedal shell as BIAS Distortion, BIAS Delay lets you quickly and easily design thousands of custom delay pedals from scratch—giving you a seamlessly integrated ecosystem of effects and distortion pedals.

  • Available both as a cross-platform plug-in and iPad app, BIAS Delay travels effortlessly between studio and stage. And of course, it’s ToneCloud-ready. Upload and share your unique delay pedals on the ToneCloud social network for guitarists, and download thousands of unique delay pedals from fellow musicians around the world. An effects hoarder’s dream come true, BIAS Delay is the last delay pedal you’ll ever need!

  • Custom Pedal Design

  • Full-bodied, creamy tone is just a knob twist away in BIAS Delay. Saturation and analog-tone controls add density and girth to the Delay Stage’s input signal. The Power Module’s full-featured compressor pushes your riffs to the front of the band. Adjust your pedal’s virtual power source to deliver 18 volts for a relaxed, supple sound, or 6 volts to make your guitar tone sound like a beast straining on a leash! Use the Delay Stage’s treble and bass controls to shape the tone of only the delay signal from bright to midrange-y to bass-heavy, while leaving your dry guitar tone untouched. Two 8-band graphic equalizers can be placed at various points along the signal chain with drag-and-drop ease to finely sculpt your overall tone. BIAS Delay gives you infinite tonal possibilities in a fast, intuitive interface.

  • Wet the Effect

  • BIAS Delay is all about time-based effects—coloured with every timbre imaginable. Choose among four delay types to start: Standard for pristine digital delays, Tape for saturated vintage sound, Ping Pong for cruise ship-wide echo trails, and Reverse for ear-bending backward envelopes. Manual delay times from 1 to 3000 ms dish out every kind of delay-based effect from doubling to slapback to long echoes arriving from the next zip code. In the studio, sync BIAS Delay to your DAW for delay times ranging from a 32nd-note to a whole note, including dotted notes and triplets.

  • BIAS FX Integration

  • BIAS Delay seamlessly integrates with your BIAS FX mobile and desktop effects arsenals. It automatically imports your custom delay pedals into the BIAS FX pedalboard’s dual signal chains with dual BIAS amps. It also includes all of BIAS Pedal’s stock goodies, including Amp Room: six guitar amps from the rockin’ BIAS Amp to blow through.

  • Because BIAS Pedal is expandable, it’s a platform for more than just delay and distortion pedals. More pedals are on the way. Positive Grid is all about building a complete musical war chest for guitarists in one integrated system.

  • BIAS Pedal Delay: Insane delay pedal customisation, infinite tonal possibilities and thousands of downloadable pedals at your fingertips.

  • Full-bodied, analog-like sound.
  • Extremely intuitive operation makes designing your own delay pedals a snap.
  • Killer factory presets make great starting points for creating your own custom pedals.
  • Coming soon: Share your custom pedal setups and download other guitarists’ custom BIAS Delay pedals on ToneCloud, Positive Grid’s ever-expanding social network.
  • Four delay types: Standard, Tape, Ping Pong and Reverse.
  • Delay times manually adjustable from 1 to 3,000 ms and sync-able to host.
  • Two 8-band graphic equalizers can be placed at various points in the signal chain via easy drag-and-drop.
  • Modulation Stage applies chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo or reverb to delay signal.
  • Four waveforms—sine, triangle, square and sawtooth—and rate, depth, width and mix controls shape the Modulation Stage’s LFO for multiple flavours of modulation.
  • Saturation and analog-tone controls add density to the Delay Stage’s input signal.
  • Unique Infinity control gives perpetual feedback without runaway oscillation.
  • Automatic Ducker with threshold, gain reduction, attack and release controls and helpful wet-signal meter.
  • BIAS Pedal Modulation

  • A New Kind of Modulation

  • Like its ground-breaking predecessor BIAS Distortion and BIAS Delay, BIAS Modulation lets you quickly and easily design thousands of custom modulation pedals from scratch, and expand your BIAS Pedal arsenal for a seamlessly integrated ecosystem of distortion, delay and modulation effects.

  • Wrapped in the same expandable BIAS Pedal shell as BIAS Distortion and BIAS Delay, BIAS Modulation is available both as a cross-platform plug-in and iPad app, which travels effortlessly between stage and studio. And of course, it’s ToneCloud-ready. Upload and share your unique modulation pedals on the ToneCloud social network, and download thousands of modulation sounds from fellow musicians around the world. With a rich and comprehensive effect types and customisation possibilities, BIAS Modulation covers every ground – and beyond.

  • Custom Pedal Design

  • Get ready to craft your own soundscape from a comprehensive collection of modulation effects including Chorus, Vibrato, Flanger, Rotary, Phaser, Tremolo, Pan, RingMod and Autoswell. Go from subtle, analog-sounding vintage chorus to over-the-top tornado and anything in-between. The Power Module’s full-featured compressor pushes your riffs to the front of the band. Adjust your pedal’s virtual power source to deliver 18 volts for a relaxed, supple sound, or 6 volts to make your guitar tone sound like a beast straining on a leash! Experiment with different LFO waveforms from warm sounding Sine wave, edgy Triangular wave to stutter-ish Pulse(square) waveform. Two 8-band graphic equalizers can be placed at various points along the signal chain with drag-and-drop ease to finely sculpt your overall tone. BIAS Modulation gives you infinite tonal possibilities in a fast, intuitive interface.

  • Double the Fun

  • BIAS Modulation allows you to mix and match from two groups of modulation effects: 1st module includes time and filter-based effects (Chorus, Vibrato, Flanger, Rotary, Phaser), 2nd module includes amplitude modulations (Tremolo, Pan, RingMod and Autoswell), therefore, you can add a little chorused flavour to your tremolo, or create some truly unique, over-the-top sounds such as a heavily flanged stutter sound with slow attack. In the studio, sync BIAS Modulation to your DAW’s global BOM for modulation rate ranging from a 32nd-note to a whole note, including dotted notes and triplets.

  • BIAS FX Integration

  • BIAS Modulation seamlessly integrates with your BIAS FX mobile and desktop effects arsenals. It automatically imports your custom delay pedals into the BIAS FX pedalboards’ dual signal chains with dual BIAS amps. It also includes all of BIAS Pedal’s stock goodies, including Amp Room: six guitar amps from the rockin’ BIAS Amp to jam through.

  • Positive Grid is all about building a complete musical war chest for guitarists in one integrated system, and with the birth of BIAS Modulation, the BIAS Pedal ToneCloud now includes even more possibilities for you to browse, share and download presets of all kinds to both mobile or desktop platforms.

  • 9 modulation effect types – Chorus, Vibrato, Flanger, Rotary, Phaser, Tremolo, Pan, RingMod and Autoswell.
  • Mix and match from 2 modulation modules to create a truly unique sound.
  • Comprehensive and intuitive operation makes designing your own modulation pedals a snap.
  • Killer factory presets make great starting points for creating your own custom pedals.
  • Share your custom pedal setups and download other guitarists’ custom BIAS Modulation pedals on ToneCloud, Positive Grid’s ever-expanding social network.
  • 4 LFO waveforms to craft your sounds: Sine, Triangle, Pulse and Rounded Pulse.
  • Two 8-band graphic equalizers can be placed at various points in the signal chain via easy drag-and-drop.
  • Control every details of your modulation to create legendary sounds such as multi-voiced chorus, leslie speaker, 12-stage phaser and stuttering tremolo.
  • Use secondary LFO control (Wobble) to add randomness when you need it.
  • Sync modulation rate with desired BPM settings to make sure your swirl matches your playing perfectly.
  • Pro Series Compressor

  • The World’s First Matching and Component Based Studio Plug-Ins

  • Over the past decade, professional effects plug-ins have been about authentic analog emulation of original hardware, with either a black-box approach or circuit analysis and emulation. This gives musicians an easy-to-use user interface and faithful reproduction of analog tone in the digital domain.

  • Looking forward, the question is how we can create new tools to maximize the sound quality and usability with today’s new technology, with faster processors and memory, matching analysis, advanced nonlinear processing, and a cloud-based worldwide community. What can we do better, smarter, and more efficient?

  • Positive Grid teamed up the world’s brightest DSP engineers and component level modeling and matching authorities, working with the world’s leading producers, world-class engineers, and mixing & mastering gurus to develop some breakthrough technologies to bring software plug-ins to the next level.

  • Matching Compressor

  • The world’s first and unique compression matching works by measuring the dynamic response, pre and post filters, nonlinear transformer characteristics, and attack, release, and ratio curves to capture the nuanced sound of any compressor.

  • It accurately recreates the underlying architecture of the best compressors in the world, with the most intuitive user interface ever in a desktop plug-in. Audio engineers and musicians will now have virtual access to a wide assortment of the best compressors in the world, no longer limited by the traditional plugin architecture.

  • Tube Compressor

  • Models classic analog tube compressor at component level to add richness and fullness to the overall sound. You can instantly feel the difference by changing the input and output tubes, capacitors and transformers. Change the tubes and you can add a different harmonic characteristic and warmth to the sound, while changing capacitors and transformers colors the sound and brings up the high and low end.

  • Optical Compressor

  • It provides a careful emulation of the original optical compressor now at component level: you can even change capacitors to enrich the overall sound. We even modeled the light source and detector behavior, so you can fine tune and get the perfect attack and release characteristics by changing the light source, light source age, light source sensitivity, attack, and release knob.

  • FET Compressor

  • It captures the authentic sound and feel of the classic FET studio compressor thanks to its extremely accurate matching technology. At component level, it catches the peak very and applies compression with a very fast attack time, release time and look ahead function. It also filters out the low-end and high-end in its detector, so you can control the frequency range you want to trigger in the compression.

  • More Models…

  • Positive Grid is currently working with mixing and mastering gurus and engineers to create professional compressor match models made from recordings in leading studios. Stay tuned, as more is coming.

  • 3 individual compressors: FET, Tube and Optical
  • Profiling Technology captures any real world analog compressor nuance
  • Component level modeling, virtually swap out components
  • Extremely high quality audio processing architecture
  • Download compressor profiles (coming soon)
  • Learn more about Pro Series Compressor.

  • Pro Series EQ

  • The World’s First Matching and Component Based Studio Plug-Ins

  • Pro Series Plug-Ins

  • Over the past decade, professional effects plug-ins have been about authentic analog emulation of original hardware, with either a black-box approach or circuit analysis and emulation. This gives musicians an easy-to-use user interface and faithful reproduction of analog tone in the digital domain.

  • Looking forward, the question is how we can create new tools to maximize the sound quality and usability with today’s new technology, with faster processors and memory, matching analysis, advanced nonlinear processing, and a cloud-based worldwide community. What can we do better, smarter, and more efficient?

  • Positive Grid teamed up the world’s brightest DSP engineers and component level modeling and matching authorities, working with the world’s leading producers, world-class engineers, and mixing & mastering gurus to develop some breakthrough technologies to bring software plug-ins to the next level.

  • The Pro Series EQ offers 3 revolutionary component based EQ: Digital, Tube, and Passive. It combines Positive Grid’s DSP engineering and component level modeling expertise.

  • Matching EQ

  • After years of research and development with the world’s best DSP engineers, we are proud to introduce a new way of EQ matching, one that truly recreates real world outboard analog equalizers – for the first time at component level. We used analog filters to match the frequency response for each EQ module: digital, tube, and passive EQ.

  • The EQ match works by analyzing the signal from the input track and side chain track – you can even see the frequency response of the matching process in real time. It then analyzes the difference curve between input and side chain, and automatically adjusts the controls to match the different curves.

  • The Pro Series EQ match process uses analog filters to match the frequency response difference, without adding post filters to compensate the frequency response difference. The end result is a more natural sound with real world analog sound characteristics.

  • Tube Equalizer

  • Loaded with 12AX7, 12AU7 and 12AT7 preamp tubes, the tube EQ captures the essence of analog EQ found in the best professional studios in the world, giving you the ultimate solution to add color and warmth to your recordings. It comes with low, mid, and high control panels so you can get a full frequency range control in one single EQ module.

  • Digital Equalizer

  • Provides the most clear and transparent digital EQ sound ever in a plug-in. With 5 bands plus high pass and low filter for each channel, its wide range control will give your mixes the necessary sound balance for professional use. You can also use the digital EQ module to shape your tracks tone without altering the output signal.

  • Passive Equalizer

  • With 3 band controls for each channel, the passive EQ module gives an authentic analog sounding EQ shaping for a more musical mix. You can use the available tube power amplifier emulation to add even more color to the output sound, and get that rich tone from real world tube amplifier EQ racks.

  • 3 individual EQ - Digital, Tube and Passive
  • Matching Technology captures any real world analog EQ nuance
  • Component level modeling, virtually swap out components
  • Extremely high quality audio processing architecture
  • Download more EQ profiles (coming soon) 
  • Learn more about Pro Series EQ.


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Mac OS X:

  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • Format: Standalone and plugin: Audio Units, VST, RTAS, AAX Native
  • 4GB of RAM minimal, 8GB or more recommended
  • 700MB free disk space
  • Internet connection is required to activate license and access Tone Cloud, BIAS doesn’t support offline activation at this moment. It can run under offline mode after activation and disable Tone Cloud.

Windows:

  • Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8
  • Format: Standalone and plugin: Audio Units, VST, RTAS, AAX Native
  • 4GB of RAM minimal, 8GB or more recommended
  • 1.5GHz Dual core processor minimal, 2.0GHz Dual core or more recommended
  • 250MB free disk space for per version (32 or 64 bits)
  • Internet connection is required to activate license and access Tone Cloud, BIAS doesn’t support offline activation at this moment. It can run under offline mode after activation and disable Tone Cloud

Support Host Requirements

  • Ableton Live 8.0 or above
  • Avid Pro Tools 10 or above
  • Ardour 3.0 or above
  • Apple Logic Pro 9.0 or above
  • Apple GarageBand 6.0.5, 10.0 or above
  • Bitwig Studio 1.0 and above
  • Cakewalk Sonar X2 or above
  • Cockos Reaper 3.4 or above
  • Harrison Mixbus 2.0 or above
  • Steinberg Cubase 5.0 or above
  • Steinberg Nuendo 4.3 or above
  • MuTools MuLab 6.0 or above
  • PreSonus Studio One Producer/Professional 2 or above
  • Acoustica Mixcraft 7.0 or above

Note: Internet connection is required to activate license and access Tone Cloud, BIAS Pedal doesn’t support offline activation at this moment. It can run under offline mode after activation and disable Tone Cloud.

Note: The Pro Series plugins require DAW software (Digital Audio Workstation) to host as it doesn’t have a Standalone version at this moment.

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Addictive Drums 2: Custom XXL Collection

Complete Collection by XLN Audio



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Custom XXL Collection

Your choice of content, XXL size.

Includes your choice of:

  • 10 ADpaks (kits)
  • 10 MIDIpaks (beats)
  • 10 Kitpiece Paks (single drums)

(Also includes the Addictive Drums 2 Engine)

Buy now, choose your content later.

Follow the step-by-step instructions shown directly after you've made your purchase to choose your content.

You're the creative genius

With Custom Collections you're free to choose a combination of content that's as unique as the sound you're going to create with it.

Pick and choose among drum kits, kit pieces and MIDI beats based on your own individual preferences.

Stadium rock fills played on a Brazilian pandeiro? It could just become the sound of summer! Funk breaks on a Heavy Metal kit...why the hell not?

This offer is for power users that love exploring all options and picking content that interests them. You get the full Addictive Drums 2 engine and can select any 6 ADpaks, any 6 MIDIpaks, and any 6 Kitpiece paks of your choice. You can choose your content all at once or over time as you expand your musical horizons.

With the powerful Addictive Drums 2 plugin and the ability to pick the sound and rhythm content of your choice, you will be armed with the exact sounds and rhythms you need to take your music to the next level.

Addictive Drums 2

It's All About the Sound

Tweak any of the professionally designed presets or build up a custom kit from scratch, it's your choice. Addictive Drums 2 is packed with mixing and sound-shaping features that let you transform the raw sounds in amazing ways. Whether you need your drums to sound open and crystal-clear or produced and radio-ready, or grungy and heavily distorted, AD2 has studio-grade tools to get the job done.

Lightning Fast Workflow

The best sounds and features are useless if you can't find and use them quickly when inspiration strikes. Addictive Drums 2 really excels in this area. Every detail – from drag-and-drop audio and MIDI to rapid linking and layering, to near-instant kit piece swapping–is designed to keep you in the creative zone. The clean layout and lighting-fast workflow include hundreds of individual features that make AD2 fast and familiar – even for first-time users.

Every drum kit is recorded in world-class studios by industry professionals and amazing drummers to give you professional sonic options and creative control.

Where Do You Start?

To get the most out of Addictive Drums 2 you always start with XPN Audio's Collections.

A Collection is a bundle of ADpaks (drum kits), MIDIpaks (beats) and Kitpiece Paks (single drums) put together to give you the best possible drum production experience.




Features

  • Full Addictive Drums 2 Engine.
  • Your choice of sounds and rhythms.
  • Make selections now or over time.
  • MIDI Library (5000 beats).
  • Speciality “Trig” Sounds included.
  • 130 Production-ready Presets.

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Mac

  • macOS 10.9 or later (M1 Native & macOS 12 Monterey supported) (64-bit only)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AU, AAX (64-bit only)
  • Standalone Application (64-bit only)

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (64-bit only)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AAX (64-bit only)
  • Standalone Application (64-bit only)

Hosts:

This product should run on any host supporting 64-bit VST, AU, or AAX plugins. XLN Audio actively tests on the host applications listed below:

  • Ableton Live 9 or later
  • Apple Logic Pro 9 & 10
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 or later (Pro Tools First is not supported)
  • Cakewalk by Bandlab
  • Propellerhead Reason 10.3 or later
  • Reaper 4 & 5
  • Steinberg Cubase 8 or later

Please Note: This software is 64-bit only and will not function on 32-bit systems.

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eXplorer 7

Complete Collection by Rob Papen



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The Ultimate Virtual Synth and Effects Plugin Collection

Upgrade Note: This is the full version of eXplorer 7. Upgrades for owners of previous versions of eXplorer or other Rob Papen products are also available.

​Rob Papen eXplorer 7 - This inspirational bundle holds 25 RP products if you include the amazing Prisma! which you can request after registering your bundle. For the full use of Prisma its presets, SubBoomBass, Blade, and Punch are available to be installed as well.

Predator 3

Rob Papen Predator-3 is the successor of a legendary synthesizer. Both versions 1 and 2 have inspired many artists and composers throughout the years and it has made an appearance on countless music tracks! As before, it combines a large library of over 6400 quality presets and cutting-edge features to make this your go-to synth for contemporary music production of any kind.  

The user interface has been re-designed so that all essential main controls are visible on screen, making it interactive and incredibly easy to use.

With Predator-3 they have integrated many new features into the Arpeggiator, added Multi Envelopes, added an ‘Audio Follower input’ for Side Chain control, and last but not least it has also received the analog-modeled sound code from B.I.T. which allows an uncompromised audio quality for analog types of sound or hybrid wavetable sounds!

Shipped with a large collection of inspirational Presets, Predator-3 is a unique synthesizer concept that combines user-friendliness and deep sound design features in one amazing product.




Features

  • Voc: Vocoder (no midi input needed)
  • Voc-midi: Vocoder that needs midi keyboard/input (see example with Cubase SX4)
  • Filter: Into the Filter of Predator first (no midi input needed)
  • Filter-midi: Into the Filter, but needs midi keyboard/input (see example with Cubase SX4)
  • Fx: Into the fx only
  • Fx-send: Predator used in fx send setup (not as channel insert)
  • Unlock the True Potential of Prisma

  • Whilst PRISMA works well with a single Rob Papen plug-in, its true potential is unlocked with the full range of Rob Papen instruments. Get them all as part of this eXplorer4 bundle.

  • PRISMA is a free plug-in treat for users of Rob Papen software that allows you to stack up to four Rob Papen instruments, complete with their respective settings, into a single ‘prismatic’ sound source that can produce limitless creative combinations. Combined with the eXplorer III bundle with its 14 synths and effects, PRISMA's possibilities are truly amazing.

  • Each instrument can be opened individually, easily edited, and combined with any other stacked Rob Papen software instruments to create a whole new spectrum of sounds.

  • What´s more, PRISMA´s four built-in top-quality FX allow users to bypass the individual instruments´ effects to save on CPU - making it even faster to produce fresh and unique sounds.

  • Imagine a PRISMA preset with a dreamy pad from Blue II, together with an arpeggiated sound from Predator, a wild wobbulating effect from Blade, and a groove from Punch - so many possibilities and a lot of fun!

  • Note: Inside this bundle are also the original Predator, SubBoomBass, Punch, and Blade to be compatible with your older songs and Prisma!


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PC

  • Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11 (32 & 64 bit)

Formats:

  • VST
  • AAX (Note: PC AAX for PT 12 or higher)
  • Compatible with NI NKS system

Mac

  • OS-X 10.12 - 11 (Big Sur) (64 bit only)

Formats:

  • AU
  • VST
  • AAX
  • Compatible with NI NKS system

Notes:

  • Serial/license system with activation whilst registering the product
  • 2nd serial for a secondary computer/laptop is available after you have registered the product’s original serial/license.

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Soundtoys 5

Complete Collection by Soundtoys



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The Ultimate Effect Rack

All Soundtoys plug-ins, including Decapitator, PrimalTap, Little AlterBoy, EchoBoy, Little Plate.

Please note: No iLok USB dongle is required, although you do need to have a FREE account registered at ilok.com to be able to use the software.

Soundtoys 5 brings together our entire range of audio effects into one powerful collection. Includes all Soundtoys plug-ins:

Saturate, compress, and distort with Decapitator, Radiator, and Devil-Loc. Get a virtual history of echo and delay hardware with EchoBoy and PrimalTap. Transform your vocals with Little AlterBoy. Recreate classic studio pitch, chorus and widening effects with Crystallizer and MicroShift. Take modulation to new levels with the beat-synced rhythmic effects of PanMan, Tremolator, FilterFreak, and PhaseMistress.

All of these individual elements are proven, powerful tools, trusted by professional mix engineers, musicians and sound designers everywhere. 

You no longer need to use a hardware dongle. Set yourself free to work wherever, and however, you want.

With computer-based authorization, free up precious USB ports for audio interfaces and MIDI controllers. Studio pros can still use Soundtoys 5 with their iLok USB keys to manage all of their plug-in licenses if desired. All Soundtoys 5 plug-ins come with two activations. Use one at the studio, and the other on your home machine or laptop.

We pride ourselves on building simple, elegant effects that give you instant inspiration. But when you’re ready to go beyond the basics we also let you open the hood and get some grease on your hands.

Slide open an effect’s Tweak panel to access special circuit-level controls. Or design your own unique modulation patterns.

Many Soundtoys effects offer special Tweak panels which expose deeper editing features. Here you can find advanced options for a plug-in, like a choice of saturation styles, fine control of an effect’s groove, or a selection of different delay algorithms. Our modulation effects offer powerful shape and rhythm editors here for creating complex motion. And in Soundtoys 5, we’ve redesigned our Tweak panels to make advanced controls easier to find and use.  The result: an incredibly customizable set of sonic tools that you’ll want to use on every project.

Effects that move to your rhythm with any shape you can imagine...

An LFO (Low-Frequency Oscillator) is at the heart of every modulation effect — it’s what gives tremolos, phasers, panners and sweeping filters their characteristic motion.

Our included library of LFO shapes goes far beyond standard modulation effects, giving you curves based on vintage modulation effects, amps and instruments as well as more abstract shapes. You can also draw and sculpt your own totally customized shapes using our Shape Editor. Use it to dream up new LFO shapes, from knife-edged waves to gently ebbing curves.

Our Rhythm Editor is like a rhythmic modulation sequencer. Choose a length (in bars) and the size of the steps you want to edit (sixteenth notes, eighth notes, quarter notes, etc), then start clicking to make a new pattern. You can turn individual steps on and off to create pauses or rests, and adjust the level and length of each step to humanize your pattern and give it some musical variation. You can even choose the number of beats per bar to create some funky syncopation or odd-time-signature grooves. Like our custom shapes, custom patterns are even swappable between plug-ins. 

We look to the past for inspiration. But we build each of our plug-ins to stand solidly on its own with features designed for modern studios.

As a result, we’re happy to say that Soundtoys effects are used, trusted and recommended by professionals in all aspects of audio production. 



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Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (64-bit only)
  • macOS 10.10 Yosemite - macOS 12 Monterey (Intel / M1 Apple Silicon supported) (64-bit only)

Plugin Formats:

  • VST
  • Audio Units (AU, Mac only)
  • AAX Native
  • AAX AudioSuite

Supported Sample Rates:

  • Minimum: 44.1 kHz, Maximum: 192 kHz

Important Notes:

  • A FREE account at ilok.com is required (a physical USB iLok is not required)
  • This software is 64-bit only and is not compatible with 32-bit systems.

Officially Supported Host Applications:

All version 5 Soundtoys products come in 64-bit VST, AU and AAX Native plug-in formats. Here is a list of officially supported host applications:

  • Pro Tools 11 - 2021.7 (Mac & PC: AAX Native and AudioSuite)
  • Logic Pro X - 10.7* (Mac: AudioUnits)
  • Ableton Live 9.2.2 - 11 (Mac: AudioUnits & VST; Windows: VST)
  • Digital Performer 9 - 10 (Mac: AudioUnits & VST; Windows: VST)
  • Studio One 4.5+ (Mac: AudioUnits & VST; Windows: VST)
  • Cubase 9.5 - 11  (Mac & PC: VST)
  • Nuendo 8 - 11 (Mac & PC: VST)

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