Mark of the Unicorn (MOTU) has announced three new products: the Symphonic Instrument plug-in and the second versions of the universal sampler plug-in MachFive and the “hybrid synthesis engine” MX4. Symphonic Instrument is a US$295 cross-platform library that features 8GB of orchestra sounds compatible with VST, Audio Units, DXi, MAS and RTAS. Users can load up to 16 different instruments per plug-in instance and employ built-in convolution reverb to create a realistic acoustic space, such as a concert hall or a cathedral. MOTU expects to ship the plug-in during the first quarter.
Symphonic Instrument can also be loaded into MachFive. Version 2.0, which will be available during the second quarter, features unlimited parts per instance, a new modular synthesis architecture, keygroup layering with rule-based switching, a built-in mixer and more. It will also be able to operate as a stand-alone application, enabling its use with music software that doesn’t host audio plug-ins. MachFive 2.0 will be $395, with upgrade pricing still to be announced. However, anyone who purchases version 1.0 starting today will receive the upgrade for free.
MX4 2.0 adds phaser, flanger and reverb effects as well as hundreds of new presets, a pattern gate that cuts the output into programmable pulses, a pattern sequencer, a lag processor and more. MOTU will ship during the first quarter for $295; . All registered owners of version 1.0 will receive the upgrade for free.