BeepStreet Sunrizer is now available on the Mac. The virtual analog synthesizer, popular on iPad and iPhone, features a perfect emulation of the Roland JP-8000 SuperSaw wave form, flexible multi-filters, deep effects, morphing of all parameters, and a powerful arpeggiator, all generated by a custom synth engine with 24 voice polyphony and very low processor load.
“This really is the synth that keeps on giving! Inspiration and intuition truly blend together in this musical instrument.” – Alan Parsons (App Store review)
Sunrizer can be downloaded from BeepStreet for $80, discounted to $50 during launch. Requires OS X 10.7 or later and a compatible DAW that supports 32 or 64-bit AU plug-ins.
Acustica Audio has released Aquamarine, a software model of a highly coveted mastering compressor. While this is a high-end mastering unit, the original is actually suitable for a number of mixing and mastering duties because of its character and versatility. Acustica Audio uses a unique sampling technology to create this highly accurate model which captures very detailed characteristics of the unit. Aquamarine is available now for €199.00, discounted temporarily to €179.10. Requires OS X 10.6 or later, a dual-core CPU, and a host DAW compatible with AU or VST plug-ins.
Sinevibes has released Drift 3.0, a chaos processor plug-in. This is an all-new product inside and out, with a totally new interface and new DSP technologies. Drift is based on two independent Lorenz chaos systems. These are 3-D oscillators widely used by scientists and engineers to model convection in liquids and gases. In Drift, these random yet smooth signals are used to modulate spectral effects, sound level and stereo pan, giving them the dynamic characteristics of wind gusts, air turbulence or rising water bubbles. Drift costs $29 and it’s a free upgrade to existing users. It comes in 32/64-bit AU format for Intel Macs running OS X 10.6 or later, and supports Retina screen resolution.
Symbolic Sound has released Kyma 7, with several inspirational and ease-of-use enhancements. The new Multigrid explores combinations of sources and effects with no interruption in the audio signal. The Wave Editor Gallery automatically generates tons of patches based on your original sample with a single click. The new Parameter Assistant, Capytalk Reference, Inspiration tool, and web-based Questions and Answers make it easy to get up to speed quickly and get your questions answered when you need it. Kyma 7 is available now. It requires OS X 10.5 or newer, and approximately 1.7 GB of storage. Internet access is required to download the Kyma Sound Library and its supporting files, and to access the online support. A discounted upgrade from Kyma X is available.
Soundlib Software has released Samplit 2, a completely new version of their automated sampling app. Samplit can record your virtual instruments, MIDI instruments and real instruments automatically and create ready-to-use libraries for your sampler software, including Native Instrument Kontakt, Apple EXS24, Reason NN-XT, and SoundFont. New to version 2 is the eight track audio mixer, allowing you to build up sounds from multiple layers of virtual or real instruments. A reverse mode quickly swaps the direction of your samples. Lastly, Samplit 2 is a 64-bit app, compatible with 64-bit plug-ins (it can also be launched in 32-bit mode). Samplit 2 is available now for $139. Upgrade from Samplit 1.3 for $29. Requires OS X 10.6.8 or later.