KORE as Sound Format: Camel Adds Synth Presets for KORE, Absynth

Camel ports some new sounds to NI’s KORE. Could this be the first of many — or, at least, encouragement to try managing your own sound design and performance presets in KORE? Oh, and yes, those strange geometric patterns and crawling lizards and camels all mean something … having to do with sound. Way back in January of last year, when Native Instruments introduced its Kore sound product, they promised the software/hardware tool would become a new “sound platform.” The idea makes sense: part of the point of Kore is the ability to easily catalog presets for NI and third-party …

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Free Crunching Plug-in: CamelCrusher Compresses, Filters, Distorts (Hear It)

If you’re looking for a little color or maximum crunch on guitar, drums, and whatnot, check out Camel Audio’s just-released free Mac/Windows plug-in: CamelCrusher for Mac (AU/VST) and Windows (VST) Even though it’s free, CamelCrusher has some pretty fantastic features: Distortion: Tube and “mech” for analog- and digital-style crunch Filter: Analog-modeled for a warm sound Compressor: The compressor actually sounds quite nice; there’s just one knob (“amount”) but it’s likely to be extremely versatile … see also the “phat” mode Performance and exploration features: A set of presets (including some more subtle sounds like “British Clean”), a randomize feature, plus …

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