Output, a relative new comer to the virtual instrument market continues to make waves. Today they announced Signal. This is the second product (REV was the first offering from them and was very well received) offering from the new developer and looks to impress.
Signal offers up a compelling way to create pulsing rhythmic sounds while combining fat analog, shimmering digital synths and beautiful acoustic instrument sources. These sources are deeply integrated with powerful sequencing and LFO modulations. All of this is controlled through a clever GUI that is very pleasing on the eyes and inspiring. The macro controls and fast browsing experience looks to really enhance workflow.
I am looking forward to doing a full review on this product in the near future. Until then I’ll hold you over with these gorgeous shots and this nice video
- 500 Pulse Instruments for instant playability
- A massive array of content
- 40GB including analog synths, digital synths and organic instruments
- Up to 4 separate pulses at one time
- All pulses lock to tempo
- Rhythms: Looper, Step Sequencers, Arpeggiators, LFOs
- 4 central MACRO sliders unique to each of the 500 Pulse Instruments
Zodiac is a unique-sounding Virtual Instrument designed to provide composers and producers with a collection of original sounds and instruments suitable for film or TV scores, video games, and all types of ambient and experimental music.
No synthesizers were used to create the instruments in Zodiac. Instead, all instruments were created from organic sources such as found sounds, sonic manipulations inspired by classic Musique Concrete, Experimental and Avant Garde Music compositions, prepared or heavily processed musical instruments, and audio recordings subjected to extreme sound design techniques.
Zodiac features over 200 patches and Multis (over 8GB of uncompressed wav data), divided into six categories:
Pads & Atmospheres
Available now for $199.00 from Bigfishaudio.com
AirEQ, Beyond Analog
AirEQ was designed with a vision of achieving musical, technical and sonic excellence.
Simple, intuitive and quick to use, AirEQ is a musical equalizer plugin at its best.
The Water and Fire curves, as the Character and Strength parameters were adjusted by ear, so mixing engineers can focus on one thing – making music sound great.
AIREQ is a premium eq that allows you extensive control over your mix. Utilizing it’s unique character attribute you can custom taylor your sound to be biting or smooth and transparent.
Laid out in a very easy to use and read design AirEQ allows for hands on luscious sound sculpting.
Demo download is available on Eiosis website
AirEQ has been designed to fasten the workflow of mixing engineers, so they can reach quickly, and intuitively, the sound they have in their mind. The musical Q/Gain adjustement, along the Strength behavior, used with the ultra-musical analyzer, is the perfect combination of listenting, intuition and analysis within the same plugin interface.
Hide the analyzer for an “ears-only mode”, right-click on band switches for advanced options, shift-click on the Q for per-band Character, rename bands to make your own presets, assign each band to Left or Right, Mid or Side, class bands by frequency order..
I have to say after using this plug in for a bit, it has really become my go to plug in. With it’s modular modulation set up and the ability to easily create interesting FX and saturation… it is really hard to beat.
Add it to your collection now for $144.00 usd
I have to say after spending a few months getting to really know this Plug in Compressor from Native Instruments, This one takes the cake. I can get it to drive hard and gritty with a heavy pump to give me that old Boom Bap feel that I have grown to love from old school hip hop. I can get a clinical punch on my kicks like many EDM tracks I love. I can make it soulful and warm like the compressors of old while still retaining the ability to attack and release precisely like the newer digital units. This Compressor really stands out and in a blind listening test can fool the best.
give it a listen.