Harmony Box – Free Plugin

Harmony Box (also known as JAEZZESiZER) was created by Mike Massberg and Dave Gamble.

Harmony Box is a MIDI instrument that simulates a modal jazz scale – just press a note, and it will play the corresponding chord!

 

This plugin is available as a VST or Audio Unit for both Mac and PC. Get it here: Harmony Box download page

Features

  • Chord modes: Major, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Minor, Locrian.
  • Key selector and volume for root, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th and 15th notes.
  • Oscillator sync, PWM and shape controls.
  • Envelope DSR.
  • LFO for sync, PWM and shape.
  • Filter resonance control.
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Native Instruments presents Razor

Native Instruments have released a teaser video for a new soft synth, Razor.
If the 100-second teaser video (below) is anything to go by, NI are taking aim at the burgeoning dubstep production market. All of the decidedly wobbly sounds in the trailer were created using Razor, which is said to include “cutting edge” FX and “unique” filters

“Razor is a synthesizer i developed in collaboration with Native Instruments. It’s programmed in Reaktor, a modular software synthesizer. You don’t need to own Reaktor in order to use it. Razor can be loaded in the free Reaktor Player software.” – razor.errorsmith.de