The highly respected plugin developer Waves has launched a special kind of compressor, specifically aimed at bass instruments. It’s called Bass Rider and resembles Wave’s vocal plugin Vocal Rider. Bass Rider is optimized to work well with bass oriented instruments and, like Vocal Rider, it analyzes the incoming signal and applies compression to notes, instead of sound. In other words, the whole note (attack, sustain and decay) is considered the smallest event, and the same amount of compression is applied to the the whole event. This way, the natural relationships between transients and decays are preserved. Price $100.
Vengeance Sound has released an update for it’s drum sound synthesis plugin Vengeance Producer Suite: Metrum Kick Synthesizer. The version number is now 1.2.2. Some info on what has changed since version 1.2.1 (and 1.2) can be found here. A short description of the instrument can also be found here.
LinPlug has released it’s first effect plugin, named relectro. LinPlug describes the device as being specialized on a specific task, namely to modify loops and samplings and make them sound like unusual electronic drums. Now, isn’t this to think a little narrow, considering the wealth of creativity that we represent, as users? Doesn’t it sound a bit limiting? Or is it just me?
Native Instruments has announced that Guitar Rig 5 Pro will be released on September 1. Upgrade price from the full version of Guitar Rig 1 – 4 will be $79. If you don’t happen to own a previous version of Guitar Rig, the price is $199.
Vengeance Sound, probably most known as a developer of samples, also develop a line of plugins. One example is the kick drum synth Vengeance Producer Suite: Metrum Kick Synthesizer. Even if short and snappy product names doesn’t seem to be a high priority, the interface does look nice.
There’s a demo available (that’s only functional for a mere 5 days, with saving disabled). The price is 199 $.