Toolbox July 2010

Native Instruments Paranormal Spectrums What KORE powered instrument Why Powerful resource for suspenseful film and game scores in the horror, thriller, and mystery domain, and is also suitable for dark electronic musical styles. How Based on atmospheric field recordings, unusual
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Native Instruments Paranormal Spectrums

What KORE-powered instrument

Why Powerful resource for suspenseful film and game scores in the horror, thriller, and mystery domain, and is also suitable for dark electronic musical styles.

How Based on atmospheric field recordings, unusual sampled sounds, and intricate synthesizer programming. Offers a wide assortment of evocative pads and sinister soundscapes, as well as intense mallets, flutes, bells, and synth sounds that are both original and highly playable.

Price $79
Web www.native-instruments.com

SoundSkulptor

Sound Skulptor Stereo Tape Simulator

What Analog processor that recreates the sonic imprint of vintage tape recorders.

Why The effect provides the roundness, punch, compression, and saturation of magnetic tape.

How Includes the electronics of a classical tape recorder with variable gain input stage, pre-emphasis stage, recording amplifier, constant current-driven tape head, filter emulating the effect of head gap, and a differential output stage. The heads and magnetic tape behavior is simulated by the magnetic core of several coupled coils. It can also simulate the tape recorder rolling at three speeds: 7.5 ips, 15 ips, and 30 ips.

Price $1,006 assembled, $503 DIY kit
Web www.soundskulptor.com

SoundMagic

Sound Magic Dynamic Master

What Semi-modular all-purpose dynamic designer

Why Takes precision sound design in an entirely new direction by giving you the power to actually create your own high-end compressor/limiter.

How Two individual dynamic processors enable the user to shape complex dynamic curves, and the advanced routing system gives users more choices for different kinds of dynamic processing, including compressor, limiter, expander, series compression, parallel compression, and sidechain compression.

Price $105
Web www.soundemon.com

Primacoustic Kickstand

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What Bass drum microphone stand

Why Helps isolate your kick drum mic from resonance.

How A massive microphone boom-stand isolator that incorporates a heavy stabilizing base with a high-density foam isolation pad to minimize vibrations from the stage, drum riser, and studio floor from entering the microphone.

Price $90
Web www.primacoustic.com

Voxengo Voxformer 2.4

Voxengo

What Vocal channel strip plug-in

Why The coolest feature of Voxformer is its one-knob vocal compressor. Using only a single knob, you can get a tight, open, and definitive professional vocal sound in no time.

How Contains many features including two built-in vocal compressors, two-band compressor operation, asymmetric compression, 5-band equalizer, realtime FFT spectrum analyzer, noise gate (de-breath) module, deesser module, presence boosting module, saturation module, residue listening mode, multi-channel processing, internal channel routing, channel grouping, mid/side processing, up to 8x oversampling, 64-bit floating point processing, preset manager, undo/redo history, A/B comparisons, and contextual hint messages.

Price $79
Web www.voxengo.com

Diginoiz West Coast Wave Vol. 1

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What Construction kits collection

Why Contains over 200 loops in 10 construction kits, including bass, synths, pianos, violins, guitars, kicks, snares, hi-hats, and many others.

How Over 2Gb of multi-format material (24-bit WAV, REX, 24-bit Acid, 24-bit AIFF, 24-bit Apple Loops, 24-bit Reason 4.0 ReFill, and 16-bit WAV) ready to use in your favorite sampler, sequencer, or sofware, including Logic, GarageBand, Soundtrack, Digital Performer, Sony Acid, Ableton Live, Adobe Audition, Cakewalk Sonar, Pro Tools, Stylus RMX, and Emagic EXS24.

Price $28
Web www.fatloopshop.com

Prime Loops Dubstep Nation

PrimeLoops

What Sample pack

Why Has a big, nasty sound to it, and has been developed with the current scene in mind, taking influences from artists such as Rusko, Skream, Nero, Benga, Chase & Status, Plastician, and many more.

How Sample pack has over 200 drum loops, basslines, and synths, over 130 multi-patches for Kontakt, EXS24, Reason NN-XT, Sonar SFZ, and Halion, and over 200 Dubstep one-shot samples including drum hits and SFX sounds.

Price $105
Web www.primeloops.com