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Video Tour of Image-Line’s Gross Beat Plug-in

Last night I bought Image-Line’s Morphine synth. As part of their holiday sale, I got their brand new plug-in Gross Beat for FREE ($99 value).

It’s a great plug-in – so much so I stayed up way too late experimenting with it. To help you get your mind around the plug-in and jump start your use of it, I produced a video tour.

Links:

Mark Mosher
www.modulatethis.com
www.markmoshermusic.com

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(Modulate This) Effects Plugins Synths & Instruments (Virtual)

Image-Line Holiday Sale – Maximus and Morphine Only $99 a Piece + Free Copy of Gross Beat

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There are a lot of sales going on right now so make sure you stop by your favorite companies site to see what deals they might have.

Image line has put both Morphine (virtual synthesizer that does additive synthesis and re-synthesis) and Maximus (Mastering Maximizer) on sale. Here is the deal:

  • Every order of $99 and more comes with a free copy of Gross Beat (value $99).
  • Maximus is available for $99 instead of $189 (AND includes a free copy of Gross Beat)
  • Morphine is available for $99 instead of $159 (AND includes a free copy of Gross Beat)

I've been waiting for Morphine to go on sale. I've spent a lot of time with the demo and think it has a great interface for additive synthesis. I especially love the re-synthesis capabilities and plan on using it to create some custom sounds for future projects. Needless to say I just hit the buy button. So it's now official, I own all of Maxx Claster's synthesizers (Poizone, Toxic Biohazard, and Morphine).

Links:

Mark Mosher
www.modulatethis.com
www.markmoshermusic.com

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Slicex Available as a Stand Alone VSTi – On Sale for $79

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One of the most interesting new features of FL Studio 8 was the introduction Slicex. According to Image Line, the makers of FL Studio, "Slicex uses advanced beat detection algorithms to slice song/percussion samples into pieces and make them independently playable from the Piano roll or controller."

Image Line has made this tool available as a Stand-alone VSTi so you can run the tool within your favorite host.

I don’t really see a need for this plugin for Ableton users considering we have slicing with drum racks, but this might be just the ticket if your using a host that doesn’t have built-in slicing.

They are selling Slicex for $99 but it’s currently on sale for $79.

Links:

Mark Mosher
www.markmoshermusic.com
www.modulatethis.com

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(Modulate This) FL Studio

FL Studio 8 Now Available – Get 10% Off

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Image Line just released FL Studio 8.  While I don’t use it as my primary DAW, I do use the killer step sequencer for programming loops from time to time. Image Line’s policy of free updates (yes, free) has made it a "no-brainer" for me to stay current. I’ve just downloaded version 8 and can report that it runs fine on Vista and opens my old projects back just fine.

New user pricing depends on which edition of FL Studio you choose (see links at bottom of post). Use this Modulate This link and save 10% all Image Line Products.

So what’s new in FL Studio 8?

  • Flsynthmaker FL Synthmaker – create & share your own FL instruments.
  • One-click-recording using Edison wave editor plugin.
  • Slicex, a new drumloop slicer & re-arranging tool.
  • Soundgoodizer is a ‘maximizer-enhancer’ plugin based on the Maximus sound-process engine.
  • Fruity Limiter for maximizing & compressing final mixes or individual tracks.Slicex_ezg_1
  • Wave Candy is an audio analysis and visualization tool with Oscilloscope, Spectrum Analyzer and Peak Meter.
  • An update to Directwave
  • Slip editing and resizing tool has been added to the Playlist for all clip types.
  • More…

More info:

Mark Mosher
www.modulatethis.com
www.markmoshermusic.com

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(Modulate This) FL Studio Video Tutorials

Video Tutorial: Creating A Pattern with the Step Sequencer in FL Studio

This video tutorial will help those new to FL Studio quickly get their mind around step sequencing. It covers how to create a basic pattern using FL Studio’s Step Sequencer. The tutorial also discusses the Channel Window. You can also see the video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9xj_v65UhU.

Get 10% off FL Studio and other Image Line Products.

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Video Tutorial: How to Use the Vocoder in FL Studio

Step-by-step video tutorial showing you how to use the Fruity Vocoder in FL Studio. This tutorial is for advanced users. You can also see the video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eDGVxwJWE0.

Get 10% off FL Studio and other Image Line Products.

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(Modulate This) Synths & Instruments (Virtual)

Image-Line Releases Addiitive Synth VST Morphine – Additional 10% Off

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According to Image-Line "Morphine is a powerful Additive Synthesizer with a logical, flexible architecture that allows you to create any sound. You can do this directly by adjusting harmonics manually or by taking any input sample and resynthesizing it into one of 4 independent voices."

Use the links below to learn more:

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Image Line software has released FL studio 7 – get 10% off

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Image Line software has released FL studio 7. The update is free for existing customers (for those not familiar with Image Line’s lifetime free updates, visit this link). New users can get 10% off of FL Studio by using this link

New features include: 

  • Pattern Clips – a new method for creating audio, MIDI, and automation clips in the playlist. 
  • The Edison Audio Editor – an extremely powerful and fully integrated audio editor and recording tool replacing the wave editor. Edison loads into an effect slot (in any mixer track) and will then record or play audio from that position.

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  • Love Philter – Love Philter consists of eight identical filter units, each able to be feed to the next one in the chain. It can create complex delay, gating and filtering effects.

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  • Parametric EQ2 – an advanced 7-band parametric equalizer plugin with spectral analysis.

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  • Smart disable mode added for Generators/Instrument plugins (it was previously only for Effects plugins). 
  • Multithreading – Some generators can now be threaded for CPU gain on dual cores. 
  • Mono source recording. 
  • Support for Apple AIFF loops 
  • Bug fixes updates to existing plug-ins 

For more details and a demo version visit http://www.flstudio.com. Note all FL Studio demo versions are fully featured allowing you to create new songs and export them to WAV or MP3. However, save project is disabled. 

In upcoming posts I will discuss some of the new features and plug-ins in more detail.

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(Modulate This) Synths & Instruments (Virtual)

Makers of FL Studio Release Poizone Subtractive Synth – Save 10%

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Image-Line, the creators of FL Studio have announced a new software synthesizer called Poizone. Poizone is a subtractive synthesizer (click image above to see full resolution snapshot) and according to Image-Line is "designed to bring you professional quality results, without
a learning curve that hinders your creativity. The concept behind
PoiZone was to design a synthesizer that had the smallest number of
controls while providing the maximum flexibility and features."

The synth runs as a VSTi on both Windows and Mac OSX and costs $79. It’s currently on sale for $49 till the end of the year.

Click here to Save 10% on your purchase | Learn More Download a Demo

Features Include:

  • 2 oscillators that can produce the two most popular and useful shapes for subtractive synthesis: fat, bright SAW and PULSE shapes, with adjustable pulse width.
  • Noise generator.
  • Ring modulation
  • Sync modulation
  • 16 voice polyphony
  • 4 voice UNISON with user-adjustable stereo panning and ‘Octaver’. The Octaver expands the harmonic range and flexibility of the unison sound to support the creation of realistic ‘vox-like’ effects
  • 2 ADSR envelope generators. One for traditional envelope duties, the other can be user assigned
  • 3 FILTER modes – low pass, band pass and high pass. PoiZone features a warm, super-trooper-extra-analog-moog-like-mega filter with self oscillation. Special attention has been given to precise filter tuning so that when KEYTRK is set to maximum, the PoiZone filter will track keyboard frequency precisely so it can be used as an oscillator. The PoiZone filter has bright and clean sound or it can be ‘grungy’ and ‘angry’ when resonance is introduced as it features some light distortion. And even with distortion the filter sounds clean on high frequencies as it has no aliasing
  • Keyboard and Velocity tracking for the filter
  • Multi-mode Arpeggiator
  • Noise Gate with an adjustable 16 step pattern. The gate features smoothness control and the ability to import/export patterns to .fxp files
  • DELAY effect, with tempo-synced click-free stereo delays and delay time modulation. Lo-cut and hi-cut for trancers!
  • CHORUS with a warm sound with great unison emulation
  • MIDI learn feature with the ability to save/load MIDI setups to/from a patch
  • LFO and MOD WHEEL modulation. Can be assigned to a wide range of performance parameters in PoiZone 
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Image-Line, the makers of FL Studio and Various Plug-ins are Having a Huge 50% off Sale on Many Items – 24 Hours Only!

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Image-Line, the makers of FL Studio and Various Plug-ins are Having a Huge 50% off Sale on Many Items – 24 Hours Only! Some items are slashed even more. If you are in the market for DirectWave, Sytrus, Toxic III, or Juice Pack this is probably the best deal your going to get.

Looks like this 10% discount link will still work even with the sale items.

Juice Pack by the way is a collection of some of the most popular effects from FL Studio in VSTi (PC only) format. Below is a list of what’s in Juice pack. Note that Fruity Vocoder is in this list and considering that Orange Vocoder is $245 US, this is an unbelievable value if you want to run these effects in a host other than FL. Equo and Edison are simply fantastic as well. You can grab a free demo from here.

  • IL Delay – Creates echoes with echo filtering options
  • IL Delay Bank – Creates impossibly complex echoes and filtering
  • IL WaveShaper – Define your own distortion curves.
  • IL EQUO – Graphic Morphing EQ with spectral learning capability.
  • IL Parametric EQ – Control bandwidth and target frequency of EQ bands.
  • IL Flangus – Phase cancellation effect.
  • IL Vocoder – Sound like a robot or make a synth sound talk.
  • IL Edison – Audio recorder / editor.
  • IL Spectroman – See what your noise looks like with a sonograph or spectrograph display.
  • IL Stereo Enhancer – Simulate or enhance stereo effects.
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(Modulate This) Synths & Instruments (Virtual)

Hybird Synth Toxic III 1.4 Has Been Relased – Get 10% Off

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Update – for the next 24 hours this $99 synth $99 on sale for $39 bucks!!!!

Image Line has announced the release of Toxic III Version 1.4. This is a free upgrade for existing owners. The synth is $99 and if you are interested in purchasing it, use this link and save 10%.

According to Image Line "Toxic III features a hybrid synthesis engine, combining
the best of FM and Subtractive synthesis. With the addition of a warm,
analog-modeled filter and set of built-in effects, the Toxic concept remains one
of convenience, simplicity, and superb sound quality."

The synth also features built-in effects, a multi-mode filter, and a built-in step-sequencer. The synth runson PC and Mac OSX.

The 1.4 update includes fixes and enhancements: fixed denormals on some Intel systems,  removed clicks in some hosts, banks are now saved in a compressed format, saving space 36 new presets added
no more external wave files.

More info and to download a demo…

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(Modulate This) FL Studio

New Patches included with Sytrus 2.3 Upgrade

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Just a follow up to my last post. I took the time to document the new
patches that came with Sytrus 2.3. See my list below. Very cool
additions for sure.

Again, preview Sytrus here, click here to buy and  get 10%.


Arp:

Action 2
Action 3
Cyberarp
Hypersaw
2
Hypersaw 3
Phased
Phased 2

Bass:
Squelch

Bell:
Dream Bell

Drum:
Crash Cymbl
Hi hat

DX7:
Timpani

Guitar:
Acoustic steel
Electric 5

Organ:
Drawbar

Pad:
Dawn
Scythe
Scythe 2
Swirling

Plucked:
Raspy
Sitar

Short synth:
Basci subtracting 7
Bite
size
Celestial 2
Guitar Harmonics
Hyper Resonant 3
Hypersaw
pluck
Mooginsh 3
Moogish 4

Synth string:
Asian string
Conan
Detuned
saw
Hypersaw 2
Phased
Phased string
Slyce
Total brokeness 2

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Image Line’s Software Synth Sytrus 2.3 Has Released – Get 10% Off!

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One of my favorite software synths Sytrus has been updated. The update is free for registered users. For everyone else, click here to get 10% off Sytrus or any other image line product.

For those of you not familiar with Sytrus, image line describes it as
"a powerful and versatile synthesizer featuring six customizable
operators for FM (Frequency Modulation) and RM (Ring Modulation)
synthesis, plucked string synthesis, 3 filter modules, an effects
module with chorus, three delay lines and unique programmable unison
mode."  The synth can be used inside of FL Studio, or as a VST/DXi inside of your host.

Words don’t do it justice, so check out the very cool Flash-based microsite http://www.sytrus.com/ to hear it first hand. Note you can also get a free demo version of this synth when you download FL Studio. Note, this is a full fledged VST

Here is what’s new in 2.3:

– New Cherry phaser filter.
–  New edit options in the harmonics editor.
– LFOs have a "bipolar LFO tension" option now.
– The shape loader now loads AIFF samples.
–  New envelope point modes: "stairs" and "smoothed stairs".

It also looks like they’ve added some new patches as well.

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(Modulate This) FL Studio Video Tutorials

Video Tutorial: How to use the Vocoder with FL Studio

This tutorial has been updated and can  now be found in this post – http://newecho.typepad.com/blog/2007/09/video-tutorial-.html.