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Includes Curve 2, FilterShaper 3, VolumeShaper 3, MidiShaper

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We develop state-of-the-art virtual effects as well as the critically acclaimed software synth Curve 2 — "an extremely powerful, flexible synth with a distinctive sound and a stunning, ever-expanding library of presets." (Future Music Magazine, January 2013)

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And the winners are..
June 25, 2014
Curve 2 Sound Design Challenge

You have sent us over 400 entries — atmospheric pads, angry basses, melodic synthlines and more... wow! Read the jury's words and listen to the winners!

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Multi-layered melodies and complex rhythms: David F on his new sounds for Curve 2
June 15, 2014
Curve 2's shared Preset Library is enriched by new great sounds from David F, a hobbyist sound designer who continuously shares his fantastic presets with the Curve community.

As with all of Curve's sounds, David F's sounds are free to all users.

Cableguys: Hello David, how long are you making music?
David F: I started making music with ReBirth last century and I remember how glad I felt when my friends were listening to my first track — which was basically a single loop of a TB-303 sound playing for 20 minutes!

What do you like most about Curve 2 and what makes it unique in your opinion?
Well, I'm a 3d designer so I spend my days pushing points an pulling curves. So when I say Curve it felt like home :) Seriously, I love that you can draw precisely what you want, and that you can do that basically for everything. Having the ability to test the sound of a waveform in real time it fantastic.

For what kind of sounds do you prefer to use Curve 2?
I like the screaming FM sounds you can get when you choose the right oscillator shape. And the multi-point LFOs are great to create complex rhythms, many-faceted synthlines and even drumloops.

Which of your new presets is your favorite?
My favorite preset is probably "I used to be a hero" — a complex syntline. It expresses anger and sadness which are two feelings I really like to mix together in my music. I used two LFOs linked to the oscillators' pitches to create its melody.

Do you have any suggestion to users of Curve 2?
This synth is not like the usual VA. Curve is about... curves. So play with them, move their waveform points while the sound is playing to find the sweet spot! And create crazy LFOs!

To get David F's new sounds, just open Curve 2, hit the Sync button and you can check them out for yourself!

And watch out for more presets from other sound designers to come, getting the most out of Curve 2's versatility.

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All products updated
June 9, 2014
We've just updated all our products. The new versions contain UI fixes and — more importantly — fix a crash bug for Curve's, FilterShaper's and WaveShaper CM's intern MIDI automation.

Download the new versions of Curve, FilterShaper, VolumeShaper, MidiShaper and PanCake right from our website.

You can get Curve 2 CM and WaveShaper CM for free with Computer Music Magazine and Curve 2 BE for free with the German Beat Magazine. If you already own them, simply click the "Check for updates" link within the plugins.

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Create a wide pad with Curve 2
May 3, 2014

In this step-by-step tutorial, our preset designer Myagi shows you how to create a wide pad with Curve 2.

Get the sound: Click "Sync" in Curve 2, and check for Myagi's preset "Crystalline Pad (Tutorial Patch)".

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Synthesist Michael Kastrup: New sounds for Curve 2
April 23, 2014
We expanded Curve 2's shared Preset Library with new beautiful presets from Michael Kastrup. His creations reflect Kastrup's knowledge about decades of synthesizer and keyboard sounds, giving you beautiful classic synth sounds and some fantastic rich pads with a lot of motion.

As with all of Curve's sounds, Michael Kastrup's sounds are free to all users.

Cableguys: Hello Michael Kastrup. Where do you come from and since when are you designing sounds?
Michael Kastrup: I am a synthesist from Denmark and started working as a sound designer in the late 80's when studios began to implement advanced synthesizers like Korg M1, Roland D-50 and Yamaha DX7.

What do you like most about Curve 2 and what makes it unique in your opinion?
Today's modern music making requires tight and interesting modulation. Curve 2 is perfect for that, with more options than most other synthesizers.

Which one of the new presets is your favorite?
"E-Motion" is my favorite because there is lots of motion in it. It uses keytrack to speed up the LFOs as you play higher notes, which adds this special touch.

Do you have any suggestion to users of Curve 2?
Curve 2 is perfect for experimenting with sound: Often the real interesting modulation happens when you combine 2 or more LFOs at different settings on the same target. You won't always be able to predict the outcome and that's the fun with it!

Listen to Michael Kastrup's new presets, including his beautiful pad "E-Motion":

To get Michael Kastrup's new sounds, just open Curve 2, hit the Sync button and you can check them out for yourself!

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FilterShaper 3 — Hands-on with Computer Music magazine
April 7, 2014

Watch Computer Music get hands-on with FilterShaper 3 in this in-depth new video!

"FilterShaper 3 is a bonkers frequency-sculpting plugin that can achieve mind-bogglingly intricate modulation while managing to make all of this simple and approachable. .. We stumbled upon awesome sound after awesome sound playing around with percussion loops, shaping background atmospherics and working up evolving pads."
(Computer Music Magazine, CM 202)

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David Guetta on VolumeShaper
January 24, 2013

David Guetta on cutting a kick to fit with the bassline: "Very very recently I've found a way to do it that is really amazing, I actually did it here.. the sidechain that I am using with the bass is something that is called VolumeShaper".

Btw. it's a great video with quite some tricks in there, definitely worth watching!

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Curve 2 Reviews
"A superb synth with slick customisable waveforms and a brilliant cloud-based preset library."
January 2013

"Curve 2 is adept at everything from thunderous dubstep bass wobbles to shimmering pads, advanced, complex sequences and eerie effects."
MusicTech Magazine,
November 2012
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