Category Archives: Softsynth

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Numerology 4 Modular Step Sequencer (Soft)

Five12‘s Numerology was updated to 4.0!
It’s a Modular Step Sequencer that can be controlled by a Launchpad – means you can use controllers to set and arrange 128 steps that are modular.
4 is for 64bit support, realtime automation (yeah!), ableton push integration, Livid
Probability added to Note Sequencers
more OSC support (think of iPads and other stuff here!)
updated sampler
Clip Export for MIDI
Chord “best fit” function
unlimited undo
lots of details..
and yes it is a Mac Software.
Numerology SE is $129. Numerology Pro is $199 – there’s update prices as well.

u-he @ Musikmesse 2013 – Modular Synth based on DIVA?

looks like it is coming at the Messe in Frankfurt (April 10 – 13)

this isn’t hardware – but they will have something for us..
it’s Bazille, the modular synth.. imagine DIVA going modular but more like a nice compact synth like the ARP2600 or Macbeth M5 or Cwejman S1 kind of modular in software:

– we’ll showcase Bazille 1.0 (to be released in June/July) 
– we’ll showcase Satin (tape machine emulation, due in May) 
– we might showcase Presswerk, a massive compressor (ui pending) 
– we’ll have a Digital oscillator module for Diva 
– we’ll have a new “Uhbie” filter module for Diva and ZebraHZ 
– we’ll have a sequencer/arpeggiator combo for Diva (all coming in June) 
– we’ll have Caffè corretto to pick you up 

 u-he @ Musikmesse 2013.

und nicht vergessen – wir (also ich auch) sind am Synthesizer-Magazin Stand auf der Messe Stand A58, Halle 5.1..

NI Komplete 9 + Battery 4

beside the “revolution” analog sounding something coming up there will be 2 more things..

Komplete 9 – new in here (compared to Komplete 8):
MONARK synth (analog modeling “minimoog style”)
monark synth

BATTERY 4 drum sample player


SOLID DYNAMICS -> studio fx

SESSION STRINGS -> string library

Battery 4 – just an ad, no real content in here..

time stretching and optimized workflow – ..

Podolski is back – 2012 version plugin by U-HE Freeware

Podolski. is a free plugin (named after a german soccer player).
a simple downscaled zebra or better filterscape-style synthesizer  with 2 LFOs. and it’s free! again. so it works with all current platforms and OS’es.

guess, why a simplified version could be called Podolski ;) … Loddar, übernehmen sie!

Podolski Blue Synthesizer
Podolski Blue Synthesizer

Maschine 1.8 is ready for download

I also received another Massive License with the info – nice. The 1.8 Update was announced already and the new colour Maschine Controllers as well
for today: This service is temporarily not available. Please try again later. 

and yes, the Service Center Software is quite slow right now, lots of downloads this time, so expect to have some time & patience today..


Per Mail kam der Massive Code, die Server sind ziemlich überlastet, aber mit etwas Geduld müsste es klappen, ich habe mind 2 Service Centers installiert.
Also mal probieren. Forum: Maschine 1.8 da

Bei mir steht: Alle Produkte sind auf dem neuesten Stand, angezeigt werden nur alte Soft. Da stimmt also was nicht. Maschine taucht nicht auf und Komplete auch nur das alte. Also, warten…


New NI Maschine Design – more LED colours

more colours.


why and what? note – new colours should be like telling you things better via the same button, so it may help more than just “being coloured”. … /maschine/ for all of you who might think it is just a hoax.

599€ is the new price
quote from forum – aus dem Forum: the 1.8 version will work on both- the old and the coloured one. all maschine users get Massive for free.

note that it’s not about colours, you need them for being a cool launchpad or at least use it like a step sequencer (like in numerology since V2.3), so there is more than just “nice” aspects in here. think APC, Launchpad, Sequencers.

Interessant ist das wohl jeder Maschine-Besitzer, also auch die von der alten Maschine, mit dem 1.8 Update Massive bekommen.
Auf der “Neue Features” Seite steht zumindest:”Mit dem MASCHINE 1.8-Update bekommen alle MASCHINE-User eine Vollversion des legendären Synthesizers MASSIVE.”

dies hilft zu verstehen, was die Farben anzeigen – this may help maschine users to identify what those colours do

Meine Einschätzung:
-> Sicher wird die Farbenpracht für bessere Darstellungsunterscheidung genutzt, außerdem Stichwort Lauflicht und Launchpad. Gute Chancen da rein zu rutschen mit eigenem Produkt.Launchpad Deluxe mit Sequencerfunktion wiegt mehr,…Tja, meine alte Maschine sieht schon etwas weniger edel aus, würde ich mal sagen. Aber Numerology Nutzer haben das Launchpad schon lange als Stepsequencer-Gerät und gerade wegen der Farbcodierung. Ein interessantes Zitat ist auch das hier: “Weitere Neuerungen sind beim Time Stretching und Pitch Shifting zu finden, diese finden jetzt nämlich direkt in der Hardware statt und werden nicht erst an den Audio PC/Mac geschickt.”

Dark ZebraHz – when a Zebra becomes a Diva – at least it adds diva tech

Zebra 3 will and should and was planned to be the Zebra with Diva technology, means all the filter and osc goodness in a more complex synth like Zebra, here’s a nice one – you can NOW have ZebraHZ with Hans Zimmer sounds AND Diva tech but without multicore processor support NOW, the other one looks like it is still coming so veryone looking for very high sound quality NOW should check out the Zebra Diva ..
of course Howard Scarr has his part on tese sets, know for wonderful and great sound!

KVR: Dark Zebra soundset – Out Now.


Forum: ZebraHZ  (another audio to listen to / noch ein Audio zum reinhören dort)

Arturia Origin Modular 1.4 adds SEM filters and FX bus/routes

Arturia Origin Modular Synthesizer  gets another update which now has a Oberheim SEM Filter option now (known from Arturias SEM V PlugIn) – of course you can seamlessly “morph” from lpf to hpf (via notch) and use the BPF alternatively. also it has 2 new insert FX on board. (so it’s 6 fx busses: per channel, 2 aux and 2 master ones). also there’s an addition to the tonewheel organ mode.

after the big run on the minimoog V with no other functions than the original has as a free download on the 21.6. the servers seem to be well back and up for this and even more

Arturia Origin synthesizer