Oscillicious is pleased to announce the release of SodaSynth 1.1!
This new update includes 4 new presets (Sleep Walker, Sleep Walker Remix, Squish, and Crystal Strings) and brings full compatibility with 64-bit AU and VST hosts on Windows and Mac OS X 10.6+.
Here’s a new video that starts off with a brief demo of two of the new presets (Sleep Walker and Crystal Strings), and then goes on to show some sound design possibilities by taking Sleep Walker and tweaking a bunch of the knobs.
The SodaSynth VST and AU plugin is also fully compatible with Mac OS X Mountain Lion and Windows 8.
This sample pack contains a fantastic collection of over 200 brand new sounds designed with a scary-expensive Buchla analog modular synthesizer. The pack includes synth leads, basses, and some grimy pad sounds from outer space, along with a selection of analog drums and laser sounds.
What makes Analog Extracts special?
First, these sounds are something else. Our sound designers Thor Kell and Dan Godlovitch did a stellar job at creating a collection of new analog sounds that at times grimy and robotic, yet alive and energetic. Here’s a set of demo songs showcasing some of the samples:
Second, the sample pack comes with a bonus VST and Audio Units plugin that puts all the samples right at your fingertips so you don’t have to fumble around mapping them into your DAW’s sampler, and it doesn’t matter which host you’re using.
Here’s a quick sneak peak at our next product: Analog Extracts.
Analog Extracts is a sample pack consisting of over 200 analog modular synth sounds. Our sound designers were lucky enough to get their hands on a very expensive analog modular synth, and managed to squeeze some incredibly unique and original sounds out of it.
The sounds we captured are pure analog waveforms, each with its own unique character. They’re different. The laser sounds are especially unlike anything you’ve heard before, and we think these’ll work great as accents and buildups in a range of electronic music.
Also included in the sample pack will be a number of synth leads, bass samples, and pads, along with an assortment of original analog drum sounds.
To take things even further, we wanted to make it as easy as possible to use these samples. This collection of analog modular synth samples could stand on its own as a product, but as musicians ourselves, we think digging through folders full of samples when you’re trying to write a track can be a bit of a chore.
To solve that, many other companies bundle presets for certain samplers like EXS-24 or Kontakt with their sample packs, so you can load up different banks quickly. The problem with this approach is that they assume you own one of these other (expensive) products. This only really benefits some users. As an alternative, other companies choose to license a sampler like the Kontakt Player to bundle with their sample packs, but it costs big bucks to do so and dramatically increases the cost to you, the musician.
Both of these approaches have big downsides, so we decided to do it our own way. To make Analog Extracts even better, we wanted to provide something extra for all users without breaking the bank.
The Analog Extracts VST and AU Plug-In
To make it as convient and easy as possible to use these analog samples in your music, we’ve created our own custom mini-sampler plug-in specifically for Analog Extracts. This bonus plug-in contains a curated selection of drum kits for easy access, as well as presets that map each sample to the entire keyboard. The plug-in will be available in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavours for Windows and Mac OS X, and is even compatible with Windows 8 and Mountain Lion already!
We’re wrapping up beta testing and we hope to make Analog Extracts available in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
Though it’s been more than a month since my last update, fear not, I’ve been working on Oscillicious products non-stop.
First off, I’ve managed to produce a version of BeatCleaver 1.2 that’s XP compatible, which needs some beta testing. It’s separate version because it doesn’t have the fancy MP3 / M4A slicing that BeatCleaver has on other versions of Windows and OS X, but it still slices and dices WAV and AIFF files just fine.
Next, I’ve got a 64-bit version of SodaSynth VST and AU in the pipeline. The Mac OS X is available for testing for registered users (email me!), and I hope to have a 64-bit Windows version available for testing soon too.
Now on to something totally new: We’re working on a pretty funky analog synth sample pack that we’re hoping to share with you by the end of August. As I hope you’ve come to expect from us, this sample pack is going to be a little bit different. We’re going to do this sample pack the Oscillicious way: Fresh.
Lastly, we’ve got one more big product in the pipeline, and I hope to release some more information about it soon. Development is progressing very well so far, and it’s what I’m spending almost all of my time on these days. I’m really excited about it because it’s totally different from anything else out there, and I think it’s going to be a very distilled expression of what Oscillicious is all about – Creating awesome, easy to use tools for musicians. Stay tuned!