Limited run of 100 classic Reference Cardioid tube microphones offered in a custom pearlescent white finish with red accents.
In continuing the celebration of the company’s 30th Anniversary, Manley Laboratories announces a limited run of the classic Reference Cardioid tube microphone in a custom pearlescent white finish with red accents, dubbed the “Reference Cardioid XXX Anniversary Limited Edition.”
The Reference Cardioid tube vocal mic has been heard everywhere from Don LaFontaine’s famous movie trailers to classic singers like Etta James to chart-topping hits from artists like Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Panic! at the Disco and Avril Lavigne since its introduction in 1990.
This XXX Anniversary Edition Reference Cardioid microphone production will feature the MANLEY POWER switch-mode power supply, currently used in the Manley Reference Silver microphone. Based on the same technologies already proven in the Manley CORE, FORCE, ELOP+, and Nu Mu processors, this new PSU is “empirically quieter” than the microphone’s original linear PSU. According to Manley Labs, “Sonically, we hear faster highs, generally more clarity, and ‘blacker blacks’ in the silence.” The new power supply is also universal, allowing it to work anywhere in the world without a voltage changeover switch or power transformer rewiring.
The Reference Cardioid XXX microphone is limited to 100 pieces worldwide and begins shipping end of October.
Raw Oscillators (ex. Sawtooth, Triangle, Pulse etc)
0.5 GB Download Uncompressed
Product only available as Direct Download
Prophet X or XL Hardware Synth Required
The Prophet X or XL must be running OS (v2.1) or higher. The latest Operating System can be found HERE
** Not compatible with Kontakt
Sequential Prophet X/XL Add-On 7 The Prodigy overview
We are incredibly excited to announce our seventh Official Add-On pack for the Prophet X, & Prophet XL Hardware Synthesizer, The Prodigy.The Prodigy is a two-oscillator monophonic synthesizer manufactured throughout the late 70s to the early 80s, inspiring an era of electronic music by becoming the de facto bass synthesizer of the time.
The Prodigy’s simple yet effective design contains two voltage-controlled oscillators. Allowing you to select a saw, triangle or pulse wave shape on oscillator 1, and saw, triangle, and square wave shape on oscillator 2. All perfectly captured and available in this unique Add-On Pack. One of the more popular sounds generated by the Prodigy comes from the ability to sync one oscillator with the other, creating its signature tone. Artists like Depeche Mode, Fatboy Slim, Blur, and of course, The Prodigy (band) all used this iconic instrument within their productions.
The Prodigy is capable of creating a full range of sounds, from a soaring lead in the upper registers to ground trembling bass down low. The LFO in the Prodigy also featured a triangle and square waveform which could be routed to the VCO or VCF to create classic vibrato and filter effects. All this and more can be reproduced within the Prophet X/XL with all the available advanced routings and modulators. The Prodigy is most known for its beautifully warm and thick low end and was designed to be an excellent fit for Sound Designers of all skill levels.
The Prodigy had just enough features to allow musicians to create an enormous assortment of sounds with ease. Now 40 years later, you can combine the iconic sounds of the classic Prodigy with the latest features of your Prophet X or Prophet XL, including true polyphony. Expect thick basses, techno style leads, synthetic brass, and an assortment of lush pad-like textures that perfectly captures the sound of generations now passed.
Stay tuned for more exclusive Prophet X & XL add-ons coming soon. We hope you enjoy this authentic vintage experience on your Prophet X & XL.
*MOOG (Prodigy)® is a registered trademark of MOOG Music Incorporated.
Andy at Reverb.com Shows Us How to Nail Neil Young’s Live Tone with Help from the True Spring Reverb
Here at Source Audio headquarters, we debate quite a bit about music and musicians, but there are a few topics on which we ALL agree. One is that Neil Young freakin’ rules. So we were quite happy to see the True Spring Reverb make an appearance in our pal Andy Martin’s Reverb.com video on “How Get Neil Young’s Live Guitar Tone with 3 Boutique Pedals.”
We could not be more fired up about the explosion of published C4 Synth User Presets. The growing legion of C4 owners is creating and publishing KILLER new presets every single day with the Neuro App. Here is the best news; for all of y’all that don’t have the time or desire to jump into the Neuro Editor and start experimenting with preset creation, it is super-easy to use Neuro to explore, audition, and save any of these great sounds directly to your C4 (check out our Instructions for using the Neuro App with Mac, iOS, Android, and Windows videos for a quick tutorial). Below are some recent favorites…
Our friend Do Noise was one of the very first people to dive into the C4 Synth’s Neuro Editor and use it to its full potential. DN fearlessly experimented with the C4’s vast collection of sound features, from the dual programmable sequencers in his “Octave Sequenced Bass” preset, to the intelligent harmonization in “C7th Chords,” to the alternate LFO wave shapes in “Dancing Filters.” He also produced an excellent video demonstrating his presets. All of these sounds are super creative, fun, and may be just the thing you’re looking for to add an unexpected twist to your latest recording.
Some excellent C4 Synth bass presets (that sound equally excellent on guitar) from our friend @Quatschmacher (a.k.a “Peter Kenney”)! Quatschmacher has a grand collection of great presets with fantastic accompanying sound clips. Here are a couple of our favorites…
Introducing the Spectrum Intelligent Filter
…And just in case you missed it, last month we released the awesome new Spectrum Intelligent Filter. Source Audio originally made a name for itself with the Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter, and that rich tradition continues with our brand new, even more powerful and compact envelope filter. Check the link for some great demos of the Spectrum!