Per4mer firmware update version 1.1 improves performance effects and introduces new features to make Per4mer even more performative.
Per4mer firmware update version 1.1 brings a host of updated functionality that truly takes Per4mer to new heights.
Mix Mode offers an entirely new way to interact with Per4mer’s performance effects allowing the user to use the 4 FX knobs as readily available individual wet/dry knobs to perform the effects DJ Mixer style.
Rest easy with the new and widely requested save features allowing the user to save the current state, restore the previous state, and recall the last saved settings between power cycles.
Wax 2 (heavy on the warble easy on the artifacts. white noise added.)
Fixed Low Pass Filter
Fixed High Pass Filter
Wet/Dry knob for Color processor allows you to dial in as much or as little of the active color preset as you desire.
Mix Mode – use the 4 knobs like 4 readily accessible wet/dry knobs on one page allowing you to dial in as much or as little of the 4 performance effects (Delay, Reverb, Glitch, Tape Stop) as you desire in a performative manner.
Gain added to the compressor
Save (to manually save all settings) and restore previous
Remembers your settings between power cycles
Improved performance for Glitch effect zero-crossing / crossfade to improve clicks on engaging and disengaging.
Improve performance for Reverb pre-delay to fix leaks when totally counterclockwise.
Improved performance on reverb when the compressor is engaged to improve audible distortion.
Button combos at a glance (current and new)
TAP= tap tempo (tap twice to set tempo)
Color= toggle color processor off and on
Comp= toggle compressor off and on
COLOR+FX1 KNOB = Color wet dry
SHIFT+ARCADE BUTTON = Latch effect
SHIFT+TAP (SHORT) = SAVE
SHIFT+TAP (LONG) = Restore
SHIFT+COLOR (short) = cycle colors (there are now 8 colors)
BFD CELEBRATES LAUNCH OF NEW WEBSITE WITH SOFTWARE
UPDATE, NEW USER PORTAL, AND EXPANSION PACK OFFER
Fort Lauderdale, FL US (April 19, 2021) – BFD, the recognized leader of virtual drum software products,
today launched their new website, bfddrums.com. The new website will serve as the online hub for all
things BFD, including an online store, inMusic Profile management, and more. This new website is BFD’s
first major step towards solidifying a new brand image since being acquired by inMusic, the global
leader in music production hardware, software, and consumer electronics.
Free Expansion Pack for Existing BFD3 Users
To celebrate the launch of the new site, BFD is offering a free Expansion Pack to all existing BFD3 users
who migrate over to the new site. To begin the migration, BFD asks that all customers log into their
existing accounts on fxpansion.com. Once logged in, users will see the option to automatically migrate
their data to a new inMusic Profile on bfddrums.com. After following a few short steps, user information
will be permanently moved to the new site and BFD3 users will have access to a free Expansion Pack
among their existing BFD3 products. An inMusic Profile on bfddrums.com is required to continue
receiving updates and support for BFD3 and its compatible Expansions and Groove Packs.
BFD3 (v3.4) Update
In addition to a new website and Expansion Pack offer, there is also an update to the core BFD3
software. BFD3 (v3.4) introduces a number of under-the-hood improvements as well as an all new per-
voice Envelope Shaper and a suite of high-quality effects from AIR Music Technology. The brand new
Envelope Shaper is one of the most versatile sound design tools ever included with a virtual drum
instrument, empowering users to further shape the transients of each individual BFD3 kit piece to taste.
For almost two decades, AIR Music Technology has been creating industry-standard effects plugins
covering a vast assortment of dynamic and time-based use-cases. The BFD3 now has thirteen of the
most popular AIR effects built-in:
AIR Lo-Fi (Decimator)
AIR Economy Reverb
AIR Non-Linear Reverb
AIR Saturation Filter
AIR Spring Reverb
AIR Stereo Reverb
AIR Tube Driver
Since 2003, BFD has been the virtual drum software of choice for producers, mix engineers, songwriters,
and electronic drummers around the world. The original BFD software pioneered a new way of
approaching software drums by delivering expressive articulations, rich timbral detail, and in-depth mixing
options. BFD has continued to release an ever-increasing library of expansions packs, cementing this
software instrument as the world’s largest collection of acoustic drum samples and the most flexible and
feature-packed software drum solution on the market.
inMusic is a family of 16 premier brands that includes AIR Music TechnologyTM, Akai Professional®,
Alesis®, Alto Professional®, Denon® DJ, Denon® Professional, HeadRush®, ION® Audio, M-Audio®,
Marantz® Professional, MARQ® Lighting, MixMeister®, Numark®, Rane®, SONiVOX® and
Brad from Isla Instruments had a live stream today detailing how the filters in the new sp2400 sampler will work.
check the video below.
Sp2400 will have a stereo version of the original fixed analog Input filter.
the input filter can also be accessed during “resampling” mode allowing you to send samples from the SD card back through the input stage to apply this analog filtered sound to your preexisting sound library.
the output filters follow the layout of the original sp1200 machine in that there are 4 fixed output (non-sweepable) analog filters.
the “tip/ring” filter trick is handled via onboard analog logic circuit that allows you to get this sound without having to actually “half plug” the jack to access that sound.
there are 2 Dynamic SSI Analog filters.
in addition to the analog filters there are also digital filters per output that are fully dynamic.
there is support for future daughter board add ons that allow for 8 additional fully controllable filter.
daughter board add ons in the future : there are plans for SSI filter , Curtis filters, as well as open sourcing of the schematics so that 3rd party can release additional filter styles.
the daughter board add ons do not need to be limited to just analog filters, they could be digital or hybrid filter boards (this would be up to the 3rd part.).
Rossum Electro-Music has announced the release of Software Version 2.0 for their Assimil8or Phase Modulation Sampler Eurorack module. Designed to provide a powerful, flexible sampling engine for modular synthesis, the Assimil8or Multi-Timbral Phase Modulation Sampler module is the latest incarnation of Dave Rossum’s decades-long pioneering of affordable professional sampling technology. Assimil8or 2.0 software brings a host powerful new features and major workflow enhancements. Taken together, they result in Assimil8or’s evolution into an even more powerful and easy-to-use sampling module. Assimil8or 2.0 software is a free download for current Assimil8or owners. It can be downloaded at https://www.rossum-electro.com/products/assimil8or.
Key new Assimil8or 2.0 features includeNew Sound-on-Sound sampling modes: (100% feedback for limitless layering and -3dB feedback for gradual decaying). Explode Sample (at both the channel and zone level) to divide a sample into 2 to 8 equal regions and automatically assign them to sequential channels or zones. Chop Sample: Similar to Explode sample, but uses transients to determine the chop points. CV Control of Mix Levels: The ability to voltage control a channel’s level in the mix output without affecting its individual output. There are two control modes: Normal for regular modulation, and Fader for mix control. New Zone Selection types: – Advance – Each new trigger causes the next zone in numerical order to be selected. – Random – Each new trigger causes a random zone in numerical order to be selected. NewZone Voltage Balancing Options: 5V, 10V, Chromatic Keyboard, and Major Scale Zone Lock to temporarily lock a single zone for auditioning and editing Manual and Auto-Audition of card WAV files to streamline import operations. Gate Delay to compensate for sequencer gate/trigger/CV timing anomalies. Stereo Awareness: Graphic interface and editor improvements to make working with stereo channel pairs virtually automatic. Preset Selection via CV: The ability to use assignable CV inputs to step forward and backward through a folder’s preset list. Zone handling and editing improvements, especially with stereo samples Variable horizontal zoom on the Sample Start/End Page and Loop Start/Length/End Page. Sync Editing of sample and loop points (i.e, simultaneously set identical Loop Start and Sample Start or Loop End/Length and Sample End points). Selection of Sampling Destination Channel by pressing and holding the Sampling Setup button and then one of the eight channel buttons. New Sampling Setup Zone Destination parameter ”Empty Zone” assigns the new sample to the next empty zone on the destination channel. Load Folder Warning: The option to trigger a warning popup when loading a new folder to help avoid accidental overwriting of unsaved preset edits. The ability to cancel a folder load in progress. A Sampling Pre-roll of 10 msec (to avoid the possibility of cutting off the very beginning of a sample) Data Compatibility: Assimil8or V2.0 data is fully forward and backward compatible with Assimil8or V1.XX. (With the exception that the new zone selection types, if used, will load into V1.XX as type “Continuous’). More Assimil8or information can be found at the Rossum Electro-Music web site: https://www.rossum-electro.com/products/assimil8or
Radikal Technologies takes DELTA CEP A paraphonic semi-modular synth several steps further forward with free firmware updates MÜNCHEN, GERMANY: cutting-edge sound specialist Radikal Technologies is proud to announce availability of the latest (Version 1.6e) firmware update for its illustrious DELTA CEP A paraphonic semi-modular synthesizer — serving up nine essential synthesis ‘modules’ melded together to form a potent yet straightforward starting point to the ever-widening world of the Eurorack small-format modular system — that builds upon its impressive feature set with several significant additions, free for existing owners… Its introduction earlier this year to widespread critical acclaim saw Radikal Technologies’ DELTA CEP A living up to the PARAPHONIC-MODULAR wording boldly blazoned across its feature-packed front panel. Pushing its cutting-edge sound-specialising creator’s product lineup to the forefront of the ever-widening world of the Eurorack small-format modular system, the deftly-designed DELTA CEP A can function as a standalone synthesizer or — when removed from the chassis — a 68HP-occupying Eurorack module forming the centre of a powerful modular voice. Whichever way it is brought into play — purchasable as a desktop paraphonic semi-modular synthesizer or Eurorack paraphonic semi- modular synthesizer module, the DELTA CEP A is the perfect starting point for any modular user. Today, the DELTA CEP A paraphonic semi-modular synthesizer represents an even more potent force in the ever-widening world of the Eurorack small-format modular system, thanks to extensive firmware updates, culminating in Version 1.6e, that build upon its impressive feature set with several significant additions, as follows. Firstly, Radikal Technologies has helpfully seen fit to expand the DELTA CEP A’s already powerful FX section above and beyond the giveaway (FX: 1. TAPE 2. DELAY 3. CHORUS 4. PHASER 5. FLANGER) wording highlighted on that feature-packed front panel to additionally include a stereo reverb algorithm. As such, it is now perfectly possible to add stereo reverb to those tape, delay, or chorus effects, for instance. It is also perfectly possible to morph those new reverb parameters as well with the INTERPOLATOR section — certainly separates the DELTA CEP A from the Eurorack pack! Put it this way: with this sound-stimulating section, users are afforded an ability to store so-called ‘snapshots’ of sound creations into the DELTA CEP A’s internal memory; moreover, users can consequently play those snapshots sequentially, creating cool sonic sequences. Saying that, they can cleverly create smooth transitions from one snapshot to another, allowing for some stunning sound morphing effects! Excitingly, the LFO 1 section can now be assigned to different modulation targets without having to use any patch cables; creatively, this allows for assigning the LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) modulation to multiple targets simultaneously with independent modulation depths for all targets. That said, the ADSR section’s envelope generator can also now be assigned to different modulation targets without having to use any patch cables; creatively, multiple targets can be simultaneously controlled with independent modulation depths. Deeper still, the INTERPOLATOR section’s already powerful morphing function also benefits from those new routing capabilities since internal routings can be morphed! Musically- and sonically-speaking, users can now explore a whole new dimension of dynamic soundscapes. So, having installed its latest firmware updates, how do discerning DELTA CEP A users access those welcomed additional parameters? Pressing the SHIFT button locks the SHIFT function to more easily enable additional parameters; its associated LED (Light Emitting Diode) flashes until theSHIFT function is unlocked again (by pressing the SHIFT button again). Additionally, the MOD input in the MIXER section now controls the volume and saturation of the SWARM OSC signal; speaking of inputs, the SYNC input in the LFO 1 section now performs perfectly and allows for synchronising the LFO to another LFO or the GATE signals. (Holding theSHIFT button allows access to the note values of the LFO with the SPEED knob.) Needless to say, the DELTA CEP A now reacts to MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) program changes, but be careful; if it receives a program change while the user is editing a sound, any changes to the sound will be lost. Last, but by no means least, thanks to the latest (Version 1.6e) firmware update, it is now possible to share presets directly between two DELTA CEP A paraphonic semi-modular synthesizers. So what else can Radikal Technologies say? Not much — other than concluding that its illustrious DELTA CEP A has taken several significant steps further forward, courtesy of a rigorous regime of firmware updates. Ultimately, then, the DELTA CEP A ships with the latest firmware, which existing users of course can access and install for free. The DELTA CEP A is available for purchase — priced at an RRP of €899.00 EUR/$999.00 USD (Eurorack) and €1,198.00 EUR/$1,298.00 USD (desktop) — through Radikal Technologies’ growing global network of authorised dealers. For more in-depth information and access to the latest firmware updates, please visit the dedicated DELTA CEP A webpage here: https://www.radikaltechnologies.com/delta-cep-a-2/(Existing DELTA CEP A owners can download the latest firmware updates for free.) Watch Radikal Technologies Product Designer Jörg Schaaf’s sonically-stimulating DELTA CEP A video playlist here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YkvgTVZQ3E&list=PLysQPMsmJseFLtTQxGL9tJROrferQtfLs
We are pleased to announce that our DELTA CEP Aand DELTA CEP A Desktop products have received an extensive update. This firmware update is available to all customers and our dealers free of charge. Devices that we have delivered since 09.09.2019 have already been equipped with this new firmware.
The following features are additions by the new version:
the [SHIFT]-key can now be locked in, additional parameters can also be reached without holding the [SHIFT]-key.
In addition to the previous effects, there is now a reverb that can be used simultaneously with the other effects.
The LFO can now be routed to a lot of destinations without patch cords.
The ADSR can now be routed to a lot of destinations without patch cords.
Each modulation target has an independent modulation strength setting.
The sound programs of the DELTA CEP A can now be switched over via MIDI.
The LFO can now be synchronized directly to a square wave signal.
The volume and intensity of the saturation of the oscillator signal can now be modulated by a control voltage.
AKAI PROFESSIONAL EXPANDS POWER AND VERSATILITY OF MPC PLATFORM WITH RELEASE OF MPC 2.3 UPDATE
New software update enables MPC X, MPC Live and MPC Software 2 users to take advantage of three great new built-in synthesizers–TubeSynth, Bassline and Electric–and other upgrades.
Cumberland, RI USA (November 15, 2018) — Akai Professional today announced the release of MPC Software 2.3. This major software and firmware update introduces a number of user requested features and functionality enhancements, notably the addition of three powerful, versatile, and expressive built-in synthesizers by AIR Music Technology (TubeSynth, Bassline and Electric) to the MPC standalone experience. This is a landmark feature addition which elevates the MPC from a sampler to a true musical powerhouse. Also very significant is the addition of Autosampler and Arpeggiator. As a result, this update is highly recommended for all current MPC X, MPC Live and MPC Software 2 owners.
The TubeSynth emulates the sound of classic vintage analog poly-synths packaged with five integrated AIR effects. The instrument is created by AIR and is based on the same advanced analog modelling technology found in their highly acclaimed desktop plugin synth Vacuum Pro. The layout has been carefully designed for easy tweak-ability via the MPC Q-Links. The TubeSynth comes packaged with a comprehensive factory library of cutting-edge presets including sumptuous pads, hard hitting plucks, thunderous basses and screaming lead sounds.
• Flexible 3 Oscillator architecture features noise, saw, square, pulse and triangle waveforms.
• Two different unison engines offer extended possibilities for thickening the timbre of any patch.
• Users can customize the harmonic content of Oscillator 2 using the voice level EQ and Drive parameters.
• Lowpass Filter with continuously variable slope with pre and post distortion.
• Polyphonic Glide/Portamento for polyphonic pitch slides between chords.
• Envelopes included for Filter, Amp with a third specialist ramp envelope that can be assigned to different modulation destinations.
• Two LFO’s have Sine, Square, Saw Up, Saw Down, Pump, Sample and Hold and Drift waveforms.
• Explore a wide range of timbral possibilities with the Oscillator’s Ring Modulation parameter.
• AIR Chorus, Delay, Reverb, Compressor and Hype EQ.
• Almost 300 patches provide a wide selection of Synth, Lead, Pluck, Pad, Bass, Organ, FX presets.
• Oscillator 1 and 2 Env Shape parameter allows users to modulate the shape of each oscillator with the Filter Envelope
The AIR Bassline emulates the sound of classic mono synths with a contemporary twist. Including four integrated AIR effects as well as two built-in distortion algorithms.
• Flexible oscillator with continuously variable waveshape including octave saw, saw, square and sine waveforms
• Sub and fifth oscillators for thicker layered timbres.
• Low-pass and high-pass filters.
• Over 150 presets.
The AIR Electric emulates the sound of classic electric pianos.
• Dedicated Pickup, Envelope, Bell and Noise parameter sections provide a huge amount of flexibility to configure the timbre of the electric piano sound.
• Five AIR effects Tremolo, Tube distortion, Chorus, Delay and Spring Reverb.
• Over 80 presets.
In addition to the AIR plugins. MPC 2.3 introduces many other enhancements, including:
• Autosampler – Capture and convert any plugin preset or external instrument preset into a key group sampler patch. This is great for sampling patches from synths and drum machines.
• Crossfade Looping – Realtime crossfade looping has now been added to sample playback.
• Arpeggiator – A real time arpeggiator and phrase player.
“MPC 2.3 advances the user experience in amazing new ways,” said Dan Gill, Akai Professional Product Manager. “Users will especially love the new plugins created by AIR. They definitely open up a whole new world of creative possibilities.”
This update is free for existing MPC Software 2 owners (2.0 – 2.2). MPC 2.3 is available as a new purchase for $199.99 for non-MPC product owners or as an upgrade from MPC Software 1 or MPC Essentials for $99.99.
For complete details on new features found in 2.3, visit: MPC 2.3 Release Notes.
For more information, visit akaipro.com.