Archive for December, 2012

UVI Vintage Legends

Posted: December 22, 2012 in Audio
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UVI presents Vintage Legends, a 21.85 GB samples library that features 6 legendary  synths : Yamaha CS-70M/40M/20M, Elka Synthex, Rhodes Chroma, Yamaha DX1, DK Synergy and K250. It is priced 226.49 euros / $299 instead $349.

The products are also available separately (except for DK Synergy module), priced 74.99 euros each.

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Pettinhouse Powerchords

Posted: December 22, 2012 in Audio
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Pettinhouse presents Powerchords, a guitar powerchords samples library for Kontakt (full version required), available as download. It is based on a Stratocaster (dry however Amp sim, Wah, Distortion, EQ, Reverb, Delay and Phaser effects are provided) and it strums all played notes (no chords recognition) using editable strumming patterns (presets for Rock, Blues, Metal, Pop).

It is priced $69 and a demo version is available (66 MB), with these limitations :

In demo mode It has only 1 Pattern and you CANNOT edit them or create new ones but you CAN use all the knobs of the Strummer. EQ, FX ( Rev, DLY, Pha ) are in DEMO mode too, they are activated but you CANNOT adjust the knobs. Only 1 preset for the Amp Simulator but you CAN use the Wah FX just by pressing the button “Wah” and moving the Mod Wheel UP&DOWN.

Also “Dry” button works. activate it if you want to use Powerchords DEMO with an external amp simulator.

Also free versions of other Pettinhouse’s samples libraries (Direct Guitar, Direct Bass, etc.) are available here (the license however states you cannot use these for commercial music – you have then to buy the full versions).

Christmas bundle are provided, for example two libraries (free selection) at $119 (single products also are discounted – $99 for 10 GB’s Direct Guitar 3 instead $129).

Samples specials

Posted: December 21, 2012 in Audio
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Among special prices we can find 8DIO Productions $50 discount on purchases over $199, Soundiron‘s Buy 1 get 1 deal (the same for Bestservice).

Also Shreddage 2 is provided at $119 initially.

Valhalla VintageVerb

Posted: December 21, 2012 in Audio
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Valhalla DSP presents ValhallaVintageVerb. It includes 8 reverb algorithms based on 70’s and 80’s digital reverbs. It also features 3 color modes that replicate bandwith limitations from lower sampling rate of these classic reverbs (the third mode provides full resolution).

Cubasis for iPad

Posted: December 21, 2012 in Audio
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Steinberg presents Cubasis for iPad. It includes 70 virtual instruments and 10 effects plugins. Some users however reported tiny sounding of the sampler instruments. It is priced 44,99 euros at AppStore.

Codeweaver presents Crossover 12. It includes a new mac graphics driver/engine that will provide better performance on OSX. It is also available for registered users of the recent Crossover 11.3.1 free offer.

F1 2012 available

Posted: December 21, 2012 in Games
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Following Batman Arkham City, Feral provides F1 2012 ($49.99 at macgamestore). It also isn’t stated as compatible with Nvidia 320M.