ExperimentalScene has updated DGenR8 plugin to v4.0.7. DGenR8 is a free, virtual analog drum machine in the style of Roland’s TR Series, in particular the Roland TR-909, with 11 voices and controls that mimic the TR-909. All voices are completely synthesized using digital algorithms that model the operation of analog circuitry within a drum machine so they sound authentic and are easily tweaked using the controls.
Changes in DGenR8:
Fixed a bug in DGenR8 VST which caused the VST Host to crash when the amount of samples processed per block were changed by the host.
DGenR8 is available to download for free as a VST plugin for Windows at ExperimentalScene.
Comelody has announced the release of Melodo, which is described as “the first platform for instantly browsing short musical phrases”.
Available for free as a VST and Audio Unit plug-in for Windows and Mac OS X, Melodo enables composers to rapidly explore countless musical phrases (such as bass-line, lead, and percussion loops) contributed by other users.
Since the composing process is derivative in its nature, Melodo seeks to expose the composer to as many musical phrases as possible in order to build a bank of ideas from which to draw inspiration for new and innovative music.
Each musical phrase in Melodo can be played by itself or together with an existing composition. It can also be altered using Melodo’s fully functional sequencer. Melodo has its own internal synthesizer as well as the ability to use external plug-ins for the creation of new musical phrases.
Composers can comment on a musical phrase, create variations of a musical phrase or share a completely new one.
Melodo aims to create the largest dynamic collection of musical phrases that will contribute to the creation of new and innovative music.
Full Featured sequencer.
Can host other VST / Audio Unit plug-ins.
Advanced search filtering.
Melodo is avialable for free as a VST/AU plugin for Mac OS X and WIndows at Comelody.
Beat has released a free sound library of 10 drum kits patches for their free sample player Zampler. The 40 MB sound library provides sounds made with Waldorf synthesizers Microwave, Blofeld and Attack.
Zampler is a sample workstation plug-in developed by Synapse Audio for Beat magazine. Available for WIndows and Mac OS X in VST/AU format.
Waldorf Drums Sound-Kit for Zampler is available for free at Beat Facebook.