Virtual instrument bundle
HIGHLIGHTS 22 softsynths, including five new models—Memory-V (Moog Memorymoog 6-voice), SH-V (Roland SH-2/SH-5), M-Poly (Korg MonoPoly/Polysix), VCF3 (EMS VCS3), and Modulum (modular synth-style drums) • DRIFT feature varies the phase, pitch, and color of the virtual oscillators • 7 classic filter types • 38 effects • instruments and multis will open in SampleTank 3.7.2 or later • 80 GB of content • 2,600 presets • check out Syntronik Free, as well as upgrade and crossgrade pricing
TARGET MARKET Keyboardists, sound designers
ANALYSIS A competitively priced collection of classic analog synth models.
APPLIED ACOUSTIC SYSTEMS
Physical modeling effect for iOS
HIGHLIGHTS Filters audio input through modeled acoustic objects that act as resonators—plate, drum head, and beam • parameters include Pitch, Tone, Decay, Position, Material, and Mix • mute button • supports Audio Unit v3 and Audio- Bus3 making it compatible with GarageBand, Cubasis 2, and Auria Pro
TARGET MARKET Musicians, sound designers, DJs, children, non-musicians
ANALYSIS An inexpensive and simple way to work with physical modeling; just tap next to your iDevice mic or use audio from other apps.
DAW and MIDI footswitch controller
HIGHLIGHTS 10 programmable footswitches with LEDs • preset/navigation footswitch and push-button encoder • each control is programmable with 6 steps, sent incrementally or simultaneously • connect 2 expression pedals and 4 external footswitches • switch jacks work as relay outs for amps that don’t support MIDI • 24 presets include MIDI Machine Control, Mackie Control Universal • USB MIDI interface • preconfigured for MIDI-guitar products (Line 6, Kemper) and many DAWs
TARGET MARKET Guitarists, DAW users
ANALYSIS A hands-free controller offering a wide range of uses.
Music production software
$109, $159, $259
HIGHLIGHTS New Multi Sampler instrument with a one-button import and slice tool • new Modular Mixing Tool and modifiers • save presets with audible loop previews • library of 24-track drum-loop construction kits • MIDI Pattern Generator now includes global chord track, macro parameter, and custom plug-in faceplate designer • Melodyne Essential • three price levels; the higher two include additional content • free trial version
TARGET MARKET Musicians, Producers, DJs, composers
ANALYSIS With its new features and low entry price, Waveform 9 is a production suite worth checking out.