It’s the most on-sale time of the year. You know the drill – but here are some select picks out of the flood, including some sales on tools that happen only this week, both for music creation and live visuals.
In an epic year for Epic, November does it again. Unreal Fest 2022 brought a bunch of sessions on the latest from Unreal Engine, from sound to visuals. And it’s worth making sure that doesn’t fly under the radar of creative musicians, composers, and visualists, especially because there are some updates in their unique audio engine, too.
CS-80 emulations have come and gone, but Cherry Audio dug into the ultra-rare “theatre model” Electone GX-707 organ (GX-1) – to give their model even more depth. It’s still a CS-80, though, so we’re still going to watch 1982 Doctor Who as a sound design tutorial.
If you don’t know Dnipro modular, this maker originally from Kyiv is producing three utterly essential Eurorack devices. And now their excellent Krait knob recorder – LFO – random generator – modulator just got some major enhancements in a 1.7 update.
The lush, free plug-in Supermassive is turning 2.5 years old, with its wonderfully sumptuous reverb/delays, celebrating with two new modes, Scorpio and Libra. Plus, remember that Max for Live wrapper that lets it run like a native Live device? That got an update, too.
Bitwig Studio now gets its own dedicated iOS controller – and it’s got tons of deep features for controlling projects, clips, cues, devices, and the mixer.
ALM / Busy Circuits has given its do-everything pattern, clock, melody, and rhythm maker a next-gen overhaul with new features. It’s a nice way to celebrate ten years. Meet Pamela’s PRO Workout.
Bastl Instruments Pizza 1.1 is here, updating the wave-shaping and FM Eurorack oscillator module. Think more modulation, a new internal envelope mode, internal filtering, and even the ability to turn it into a full 3-operator FM voice.
Sequential finishes out 2022 with something new: a deep polysynth with an architecture that draws on the legacy of the Prophet-6 and OB-6, but stands next to them as a third classic electronic instrument.
The 1970 instrument is still the most iconic and influential keyboard synth of all time. And now it’s back in production for the first time this decade. But don’t worry – if you can’t afford a new synth right now, there’s also a discount on their excellent app and, uh, a very nice t-shirt.