German music software developer Native Instruments announced updates to its
The update to B4 makes the organ synthesizer work on Mac OS X and with Pro Tools on OS X. It supports AudioUnits, RTAS, VST and standalone operation with CoreMIDI and CoreAudio, according to Native Instruments.
All registered users can update to B4 v1.1 for $29. A special bundle including the “Vintage Collection” Tonewheel Set is available for $68 — the bundle includes three additional organs. An updated CD is available for $49; the updated CD bundle costs $98.
Absynth 2.0 is a major update to Native Instruments’ modular synthesizer. The new version combines synthesis and sampling, making it possible to mix sampling, granular sampling, subtractive, wavetable, FM, AM, ring modulation and wave shaping synthesis.
The new version of Absynth sports a new DSP core that’s been optimized, and can switch anti-aliasing on or off per oscillator. The software runs completely in stereo, and each oscillator can be banned. New filter models have been included, including new two and four pole lowpass and multipole allpass filters suitable for phasing and resonant effects. There’s much more, too.
Absynth 2.0 is available from retailers for $299; upgrades are available for €99.