The synthesizer that originated from a Google artificial intelligence program can now be yours as an open-source, build-it-yourself project. The NSynth Super uses a machine-learning algorithm developed at the Google research project called Magenta, and it creates entirely new sounds from the acoustic qualities of original input sounds. The NSynth Super has a touchscreen that you use to drag between many different combinations of four original sounds. This new technology will require some work for you to build. Go to github.com and search for Nsynth Super to find out how to do it.
The Danish company TC Electronic has announced the TC2290-DT hardware controlled delay plug-in. This a modern version of the TC2290 dynamic delay that was an influential and expensive piece of gear back in 1985. The USB powered desktop hardware recreates the look and feel of the original rackmounted delay. And TC Electronic’s engineers have modeled the new plug-in to try to bring the lush delay tones of the past into a plug-in that will work in all major DAWs. The TC2290-DT will be available in June of 2018 for $349 USD.
Slate Digital has updated its Virtual Mix Rack channel-strip plug-in to VMR 2.0. The VMR interface resembles a rack of 500-series dynamics modules and lets you create your ideal mixing channel strip from dozens of analog modeled preamps, EQs, compressors, filters, and more. New features include a row of instant recall buttons for your favorite setups, a button to Clear the rack, undo and redo buttons, and more. VMR 2.0 is available now for $199 USD or as part of Slate Digital’s subscription program.
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