Plogue chipsounds previewed at NAMM 2009

chipsounds

chipsounds

NAMM, Anaheim, CA (January 16, 2009) — Plogue today officially previewed its new chipsounds soft-synthesizer, which faithfully reproduces the sounds and styles of 80′s video game music and sound effects. The product was demonstrated during the show at the NAMM Convention.

This new synthesizer contains hundreds of unique synthesized and sampled and variations of original 80′s sound chip waveforms and sounds effects in a convenient plugin format, usable inside your favorite sequencer or DAW, or as a standalone virtual instrument.

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Garritan Announces ARIA engine and Instrument Sounds used by Microsoft Research in Songsmith

ARIA Engine

ARIA Engine

Garritan annonces that its ARIA engine and Instrument Sounds are being used by Microsoft Research in Songsmith, a new software application that intelligently provides accompaniment to solo voice or instruments, using signal processing and machine-learning techniques developed at Microsoft Research.

Songsmith is a great tool for any musician who wants to compose and quickly experiment with melodies, arrangements and accompaniments. Just plug in your microphone, guitar, violin or any other solo instrument; press a button and make music. “Export-to-MIDI” allows you to grab your output from Songsmith and move it into your favorite pro audio sequencing environment, as a “sketch” to help you start working with a new song.

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