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Korg has announced the optional new EXs-3 Brass & Woodwind Expansion Library
for its OASYS
Open Architecture Synthesis Studio. It provides over 700MB of expressive, natural-sounding brass and woodwind instruments which Korg say are perfect for pop and classical/film score applications. A free demo version is available to registered OASYS owners and an unlock code for full functionality is available for $149.00.
Korg has also released Operating System Version 1.3
for the OASYS. It features a major new form of synthesis, significant user-requested features for KARMA and new system enhancements. Korg say that the OASYSâ€™ open architecture design allows them to continue to expand this technology platform, offering users new tools for creating sounds and effects for years to come.
OASYS Version 1.3 includes:
- The new EXi MOD-7 Waveshaping VPM synthesizer, included as a demo version, which takes a classic form of synthesis and creates highly expressive cutting-edge digital synthesis sounds. This semi-modular synthesizer combines Variable Phase Modulation (VPM), waveshaping, ring modulation, PCM sample playback/manipulation and subtractive synthesis in a flexible design that goes from creating classic 6-operator FM sounds to wildly imaginative and expressive new sonic capabilities.
- New system functionality, including the ability to load and unload EXs expansion sample sets without restarting the OASYS; the ability to transpose EXi expansion instruments in a dual Program for great flexibility; and separate â€œsmoothingâ€� parameters in Step Sequencers for attack and decay, for creating more complex tonal changes.
- KARMA version 2.1, a significant upgrade, with many interface and workflow improvements. Also of note is added support for User GEs (KARMA patterns, called Generated Effects), and the creation and editing of GE data via external â€œKARMA OASYSâ€� software available from www.karma-lab.com. The new MOD-7 programs include over 60 newly created GEs, with room for 1,536 new GEs.
The new operating system, including the demo version of the EXi MOD-7 Waveshaping VPM Synthesizer, is currently available as a free download. The demo version is fully functional with only a periodic fading in and out behaviour which can be disabled by purchasing an unlock code for $249.00.
Pricing and Availability:
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