Black Rooster Audio The Canary WiN/MAC
Black Rooster Audio has announced the release of The Canary, a free effect plug-in that adds attack and sustain to drum shells.
The goal was to create a Plugin, that gives you control over some basic parameters of the drum signal, that you may have lost during the recording process (or they probably haven‘t been there anyway), such as a tone, attack, sustain and some very basic filtering, which defines what is the natural sound of the shell.
As musicians and experienced sound enthusiasts we understand the recording process, where it is often a question of the right equipment, time and money to achieve quality. Especially when it comes to the drums. And who doesn‘t know the drummer that has some good (or bad) gear, perfectly damped to sound nice on stage or in his or her practicing garage, sounding like hitting a card-box. Whenever it comes to recording you might loose up to 80% of your tone defining sustain and the attack has been cut down to.
The Canary is here to help you, synthetically adding those missing parameters after the damage is done, allowing you to „tune" your drums in a song-conducive manner, which means that you can easily adjust it to the songs basic key.
And as long as your single drum instruments are on separate tracks, you can add the Canary effect on each single shell, making your Bass Drum sound voluminous and punchy, your Toms sound full and precise and your Snare sound crispy and massy.
The Canary features
Add the right tone to your drums.
Make them sound crisp and full.
Get that extra "punch”.
Suitable for all shells in your set.
Roland SH-2 v1.0.3 Plug Out Synth OSX
Complete Replica of the Classic SH-2 Synthesizer
The SH-2 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer is a total reproduction of the classic SH-2 Synthesizer from 1979. Renowned for its raw vintage tone, the SH-2’s dual VCO plus sub oscillator configuration dishes out devastatingly fat basses, edgy leads, and wild effects. Designed for SYSTEM-1 as well as Mac or PC hosts, the new SH-2 uses Analog Circuit Behavior technology to faithfully recreate the warm, rich sound of the original with a level of authenticity that can only come from Roland.
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SH-2 Software Synthesizer plugin
Introducing the Roland SH-2 Software Synthesizer plugin – a reproduction of the classic SH-2 Synthesizer from 1979.
Sounds of the Roland Software Synthesizer Plugins
Now you can add the classic SH-101, SH-2, PROMARS, SYSTEM-100, and new AIRA SYSTEM-1, made by Roland, to your arsenal of software instruments.
SH-2 PLUG-OUT Introduction
Introducing the SH-2 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer.
Dennis Ferrer on SH-2 PLUG-OUT
Veteran producer and DJ Dennis Ferrer tests both vintage analogue synthesizer SH-2 and New SH-2 PLUG-OUT.
Party Like It’s 1979
In the late 1970s, synthesizers were undergoing a significant transition with the development of polyphony and tone memory. As the world’s synthesizer manufacturers raced to develop these new technologies, Roland launched a seemingly basic monophonic synthesizer – the now classic SH-2.
Although it was released around the same time as Roland’s JUPITER-4, a pioneer of polyphonic synthesizers, the SH-2’s functionality was rather conservative compared to that of the JUPITER-4. But its uniquely designed configuration—which consisted of two VCOs and a sub-oscillator that essentially gave it three VCOs—was capable of extremely fat and warm analog synth tones. To this day, many synth aficionados feel it produces the most earth-shaking, bone-rattling synth bass sounds of all time.
Back to the Future
The SH-2 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer is an incredibly precise recreation that leverages Roland’s decades-old expertise and deep knowledge of the original analog units. Like other products in the AIRA series, this new SH-2 uses Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology to faithfully capture the fine details of the SH-2’s sound, right down to the behavior and interaction of the individual analog circuits.
Everything has been reproduced exactly, from the VCF which is capable of self-oscillation to the attack and long decay characteristics of the steep envelope. The unique harmonic makeup and pitch wavering are present as are the complex interactions between parameters that result from the original analog circuit design. Even behaviors that occur only in analog circuitry are accurately reproduced, like the subtle effect on tonality when the user tweaks parameters unrelated to the actual tone being produced.
There are even some new features that were not available on the original. This new SH-2 has a VCO range that is expandable to 64', two envelopes, reverb, delay and crusher effects, Autobend with support for reverse actions, and a tempo-syncable arpeggiator.
PLUG-IN and PLUG-OUT
While multiple instances of the SH-2 plug-in can be used in any compatible DAW, the SH-2 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer offers seamless integration and unique capabilities for SYSTEM-1 owners. Connect a SYSTEM-1 and it becomes a dedicated controller, only lighting the appropriate knobs and sliders pertinent to the SH-2.Transfer sounds back and forth between the DAW and SYSTEM-1 and even use the SYSTEM-1 as a high-quality audio and MIDI interface. Or break free entirely and PLUG-OUT directly to the SYSTEM-1, creating a stand-alone, hardware SH-2 with real physical controls that can go anywhere and doesn’t require a computer.
Audio Assault MultiTrans WIN/MAC PROPER-BEAT
Multi Transient is a powerful tool for tone shaping, control the amount of attack and sustain for every band, including the master output.
Multi Transient is the perfect tool to control and shape your drum sound, before reaching for a high shelf try boosting the attack on the highs, and boosting the sustain in the low mids, and if that isn't enough each band has a 2x button that doubles the intensity of the effect.
Using Multi Transient on all your drums you can make sure you get them to behave exactly how you want, and sound as powerful as you need them to be, and if you need even more of a boost you can adjust the final output with the master envelope shaper.
And If you had to record drums with 1 or 2 mics, you can use multi transient to bring out the cymbals,snare and kick easily.
Clean up vocals
Got a great vocal take but you don't like the sound of the room? No Problem!
Simply lower the sustain knob on the lower mid band and click the 2x button if necesary.
Mastering a track but can't get enough kick or snare? maybe the cymbals can't be heard properly?
Use Multi Transient to zone in and boost those problem areas.
Multi Transient coupled with a synth can be used to make even more exciting sounds,
using the 2x, Clip and Sustain options can add new and interesting textures to your sounds.
Audio Assault Head Crusher OSX
Head Crusher is the ultimate analogue saturation workhorse,
Head Crusher can go from subtle warmth to full on harmonic destruction.
Use it to give drums more power, to make vocals stand out in the mix and sound more aggressive,
even use it with a synthesizer and cook up new and exciting sounds, the possibilities are endless.
Head Crusher features 5 different analogue saturation models.
Each one developed to make whatever is going through it sound great.
Emulation of a transistor console channel on it's last legs
Emulation of an American style console channel
Emulation of a British style console channel
Emulation of a 50s tube console channel
Emulation of a modern "uncoloured" transistor console
Head Crusher features a great sounding filter section, with both a resonant low-pass and high-pass filter, however the most interesting part of the filter section is the tone knob.
Turn the tone knob to the right to give your source track crispier highs, or turn it to the left to make your track's bass sound much more powerful and full.
Beatskillz That Thing v1.1 WiN/MAC-UNION
There was something about older drum machines and synths that made them sound punchier and more pleasing than today’s clinically perfect sounds.
"That Thing” is a multi effects processor that was designed to get you "That Thing” missing from digitally perfect tracks today. It features a beautiful wide and deep chorus section great to thicken anything from synths, vocals, bass, pads drums and other sounds. The soundscape generator features 50 samples of old vinyl players, tape machines, old radio, tube gear, atmospheres, ambiences etc. These ad to your sound with an envelop follower, so the sounds add in only when signal is present and move, and pan with the level of the signal. Easily change the pitch of the soundscape to make it work with any audio you pass through it. The plugin features a bit crusher and distortion that emulates the sound of vintage drum machines giving you a choice of 8/12/16 and 24 bit audio. There is also an analog Low Cut and High Cut filter section designed to shape your sounds further. A wet and dry fader is included to blend in the effects with your original audio.
Multi Effects Plugin- Customize your tracks to sound different.
Bit Crusher – Emulate Vintage Drum Machines.
Analog Modelled Chorus – For wide, thick & rich sounds.
Soundscape Generator: Vinyl, Tape, Tube & Nature – 50 included.
Analog Modelled Filters – Low Cut and High Cut Filters.
Great on Drums, Synths, Vocals, Bass, Pads and other sounds.
Lindell Audio Plug-ins Pack WiN x64 x86 VST3 Patched
The Lindell ChannelX bundle is more than your typical bundle. While on one level it is a collection of three amazing Lindell plugins, the 7X-500 limiter, the PEX-500 EQ and the 6X-500 preamp, it also includes the ChannelX plugin shell which allows you to run all three plugins in a single insert and even change the order that they appear in the signal path. Start off with the 6X-500 preamp to add a bit of punch and color, then add some tasty vintage FET compression with the 7X-500 limiter and then dial in some sweetness with the Pultec inspired PEX-500 EQ.
Faithful hardware circuit emulation of the Lindell Audio 6X-500 Module
Passive Pultec Equalizer
Transformer Balanced Input and Output
Precision 5 Slopes Low Pass and High Pass Filters
Analog Warmth and Non Linearities
Faithful hardware circuit emulation of the Lindell audio 7X-500 module
FET feedback compressor with classic 1176 sound
Mix control for parallel compression
3 step or continuous attack time
3 step or continuous release time
High pass side chain filter
3 step ratio: 4:1, 12:1 and 100:1 (all in)
Transformer balanced output
Adjustable stereo link
Analog warmth and non linearities
Faithful hardware circuit emulation of the Lindell audio PEX-500 module
Pultec Style Equalizer
Passive Eq design with a hybrid opamp gain make up circuit
Transformer balanced output
Analog warmth and non linearities
Mid / side stereo processing mode
Crypto Cipher Tabla Tarang
Extinct Art of India – Tabla Tarang
Please Note : Tabla Tarang Library/Instruments works with Native Instruments Kontakt 5.4.2 or Higher (Full Version).Free Players works for 30 minutes.
You already heard the "Magical Sound of Tabla” in our previous release which was performed by master tabla artist ” Jagannath Singh”. we have already discussed the effect of black ink spot on tabla which makes this instrument capable of producing one note higher than the main pitched note (Psyco-acoustic issue).
Magical Sound Of 13 unique hand made "Tablas”
There are many Tuned Percussion Instruments available in the market.We can say market is quite saturated but here is the extinct art of India "Tabla Tarang”. Most of the people in India have heard about this instrument but have not seen any performance happening live. Sadly , Authentic playing is no more seen.
Solo Tabla Tarang
"Tarang” means waves. Many hand made tabla drums are tuned separately by hitting hammer on the rim of tabla according to "Raga” and all tabla drums are placed in semicircular positions covering lower bass tabla from left to higher pitched tabla towards right. Each tabla has its own character and the melodies are produced by hitting hands on the centre of tabla. Black Ink spot produce a unique sound and when artist perform any emotional raga using these different-different tabla it sounds exotic.
Its bit sad to say that this art is almost not seen in India nowadays.Pandit Kamalesh Maitra has some of his performances on youtube which can be searched by his name.
Crypto Cipher Solo Tabla Tarang
Recreating this art was adventurous and fun. We teamed up with tabla artist and tabla makers and discussed the plan and finally we have sampled 13 tabla drums not with just the magical black ink spot sound but also the two other tuned sounds "Ta” and "Tin” ,which are produced by hitting at the rim/chanti and middle portion/maidan of tabla drum.
So we have three main tuned sounds "Ta” "Tin” and "Tun” mapped across the keyboard. Mixing all three sound make the instrument so special as never heard before.
We recreated this instrument for Modern music composers and recorded almost 15,000 samples with three mic types (Ribbon , Dynamic , Condensor). Also with the powerful scripted technology we pushed the capability of the instrument to next level. We have legato and drum articulation section which will help composers to play the instrument in more advance ways.
Tabla Tarang Authentic Playing Technique
We recommend you to see artwork made by Kirti Taneja for "Tabla Tarang” to understand the instrument( Artist sits in the middle and place tabla in semicircular position creating a keyboard layout). All tabla are tuned manually by hitting hammer on tabla according to Raga which artist is going to perform.
Artist can hit maximum two drums at a time producing one stroke from each hand at once (Human capability).Example : Artist cannot play "Ta and Tin” "Tin or Tun” at the same time on same drum but can hit Ta on one drum and Tin on other drum at same time. Same concept for other strokes.
In other words Tabla Tarang artist can produce only two notes harmony at max as again he has two hands and one hand produce one stroke at a time. Its not like piano . (In piano you can hit 5 notes at a time with one hand and 5 other from other hand maximum).
So, most of the time the arrangement of these tablas are used as solo melodic tuned instrument.
Its not necessary to play Tabla Tarang in authentic way , you can play the instrument in other ways you want .
Applications – Ideas
You can do sound design stuff with these variety of samples and create texture you never created before . This instrument can be layered with other sounds. It can be a part of your main background theme of movie as its character is so unique.
You can try soft samples of tun articulation to create very emotional and heart touching melodies and on the other side you can have aggressive punchiness of "Ta” and "Tin” Sounds.
You can use this instrument into your drum track to create fillers etc. There are many applications just play the instrument and see what inspires you.
Top Rack "Tune” and "ADSR” is for each key , which helps fine tuning for each Drum/key
C-2 key (legato on) – You can also put it on from the UI
C#-2 key (legato off) – You can also put it off from the UI
D-2 key ( arp on ) – You can also put it on from the UI (Its details can controlled via switching to other tab)
D#-2 key(arp off) -You can also put it off from the UI
E-2 , F-2 , F#-2 and G-2 keys are drum articulation keyswitches – Press these keys to produce drum articulations and its speed and dynamics can be controlled on the UI itself.
If you want to understand Tabla in detail – watch this video playlist from our other product "Solo Tabla”
Best Wishes and Love