I am a huge fan of the software of Native Instruments. It has captivated me since I first got Reaktor back a few years. They have a huge variety of killer VST Instruments and Effects!
KOMPLETE 10 is the industry-leading instruments and effects collection for production, performance, and sound design. With 39 definitive instruments and effects spanning all genres and production tasks, this is limitless sonic inspiration.
39 products, over 12,000 sounds, over 130 GB of instruments and effects
Over 12,000 sounds covering a full range of styles from electronic to cinematic to sound design
Includes the expressive new ROUNDS synth and the hybrid drum sampler DRUMLAB
Wide range of KOMPLETE Instruments, featuring KONTOUR and SESSION HORNS
Outstanding collection of KOMPLETE Effects, including SUPERCHARGER and DRIVER
Reviewed By SRFireside TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 28, 2015
Style Name: Komplete 10
I first became interested in buying Komplete for one reason: importing my Ensoniq and Akai samples to a modern platform. I started looking at Battery 4 as a great way to organize and import my huge drum library. Then I noticed Kontakt can import all the other samples too. Since Battery lists for $199 and Kontakt 5 lists for $399 it was actually cheaper to just get Komplete. Boy did that open up a whole different world. Komplete is a premier instrument and effects suite that gives you so much bang for your buck it’s insane. Two ROMplers (samplers) with 14 additional plugins, four software synths with seven additional plugins for one of them, plus an already packed effects suite with an additional 11 effects plugs.
The amount of content you get is dizzying. You get 13 DVD’s all set as a single install (sorry you can’t just pop one DVD in and install what’s in the one disc) with about 100GB of data. Installation takes a long time. Not only do you have to install all 13 DVDs in sequence there is also about another DVD’s worth of online updates. Two plug ins are not included in the package so you have to download those as well (Native Instruments should really consider updating their disc release to reduce all this updating). Once everything is installed you are ready to party.
When I say there is a lot of stuff I mean it. Get ready for the tour, because there is a lot to cover:
The beginning of my journey. The whole reason I started looking at Native Instruments to begin with. Think of it as an all in one drum workstation. Each kit contains 48 cells, which you can assign any drum or instrument sample you wish on each cell. Battery already comes with a massive amount of drum samples set to more than 200 kits.
Neo Dynamic is a new concept in dynamic processing technology. Different from ordinary compressors/limiters, Neo Dynamic not only offers more sonic variety than traditional units, it is far easier to use. Neo Dynamic is based on Sound Magic Award Winning Modeling Technology. This makes Neo Dynamic more like a sampler than typical compressors and limiters.
Item bodies several algorithms (such as sample sets) that make this plug-in easy to expand and extend with new compressors/limiters models in the future. Neo Dynamic starts with 10 compressors/limiters, modelled after famous brand names such as SSL, ,TubeTech and so on. Each of these has their own famous “flavors” ready to use. Sound Magic Modeling Technology accurately models every nuance of these famous compressors and limiters. It took years to model each knob and every control on the real hardware, but the results are amazing.
When we did phase cancelling tests comparing our models with the originals, we got a result of 43dB decreases in volume indicating a 99.5% similarity with the original hardware. Neo Dynamic is easier to use than traditional compressors because of it’s by Sensor Network Technology. When using compressors/limiters, it’s easy to hear the big problems such as over compressing and distortions.
Neo Dynamic goes beyond this, with Sensor Network monitoring every step in the processing ring. It will tell you when over compression is happening – even when it’s not easily audible. It will even let you know when you set the threshold too high telling you that the compressor isn’t actually doing anything. Neo Dynamic will also calculate the distortion rate based on your settings and tell you whether you will have a transparent, clean sound or a heavy, colored Dynamic is provided as a 32bit Windows VST.
Neo Dynamic Product Features
A total of 10 compressors and limiters modelled after such famous hardware
Incredibly Accurate Modeling by Sound Magic’s Award Winning Modeling Technology
Sensor Network Technology which helps musicians to achieve better dynamic processing
VST instruments offer an unprecedented opportunity for the exploration of sound and musical creativity.
The world of hi-tech music and audio has never been so full of possibilities for experimentation and the creation of new sounds.
Sound synthesis instruments which were once prohibitively expensive are now available to everyone in the form of cost-effective software.
Sound Synthesis with VST Instruments helps you realise your own musical creativity by exploring the theory of sound synthesis and linking this to practical examples in the virtual world of VST instruments.
It explains how creating your own original synth patches can inspire a whole new musical composition, how building your own software synthesizer can be the beginning of a new adventure into the world of sound synthesis, and how manipulating and processing samples in revolutionary ways can be the birth of the next cutting-edge dance track.
With practical projects, helpful tips, step-by-step instructions on how to build your own software synthesizer and virtual electric guitar, and in-depth coverage of Reaktor, Tassman, HALion, FM7, B4, Pro-52, LM4-MkII, Attack and many others, Sound Synthesis with VST Instruments will be of interest to musicians, sound synthesists, sound designers, music producers and audio professionals.
Simon Millward is a music software specialist and sound designer. He has a Master of Science degree in Music Technology from the University of York, UK.
The T-Pain Effect is a collection of three fun and easy music making tools that help everyone to make music. Make beats and record vocals featuring the distinctive sound of T-Pain himself! The T-Pain Effect centers on The T-Pain Engine, a self-contained beat-making and vocal recording application for PC and Mac. Aspiring artists can choose from over 50 beats of different genres, pre-arranged into song patterns to help them get going quickly. With the beat in place, users can then sing, rap, or speak on one or two vocal tracks to record a song with ease. Beats and song patterns can be customized and vocals can be edited, including punch-in recording for retakes. For more vocal flavor, users can add the distinctive T-Pain Effect to the vocal tracks, tweaking the hardness and softness controls to dial in just the right sound. Then, after adjusting the levels of the final mix, the completed song can be exported and shared with friends or published directly to SoundCloud to share with the online world.
In addition to the standalone T-Pain Engine, the product includes a VST, AU, and RTAS plug-in version of The T-Pain Effect for use with popular digital audio workstations (DAWs) such as Pro Tools, GarageBand, Cubase, SONAR, Logic, and many more. The plug-in is a professional-level tool for any music production studio, including real-time monitoring through the host program and extended controls for dialing in hardness/softness and the appropriate scale.The product also includes iDrum: T-Pain Edition, a virtual drum machine that includes over 50 custom T-Pain iDrum kits with all-new samples. Used as a standalone application or a plug-in, users can arrange beats into songs, create new kits and patterns, import their own samples, and edit samples with effects like pitch, filter, and decay. iDrum T-Pain Edition is fully compatible with other content from iZotope’s various iDrum titles.
Make beats with The T-Pain Engine, record your vocals, and share your music by posting straight to SoundCloud.
Explore hundreds of professionally-designed beats inspired by over 50 new T-Pain iDrum kits, each with all-new samples.
Use The T-Pain Effect plug-in independently in your favorite host DAW.
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