Rob Papen Soundware has announced availability of eXplorer-III -- combining all of its Mac- and PC- compatible virtual instruments, including the recently-released BLUE-II soft synth, alongside its effects plug-ins into an attractively-priced performance and sound design dream bundle that they say is to die for. Here's the details in their own words...
Self-confessed synth freak and world-renowned sound designer Rob Papen knows a thing or two about creating the sounds that people want to hear. He's even published an informative instructional book/DVD set based on his subtractive synthesis masterclasses called The 4 Element Synth -- perfectly pitched for the long-running analogue revival, but is best known for his namesake software company, dedicated to producing its trademark Inspiration Soundware. Several years after its inception, Rob Papen, the company, collectively has 11 superlative software products to its well-known name: Blade (representing the cutting-edge of today's synthesizers), BLUE-II (so-called 'Crossfusion synthesis' since it covers so much musical ground so effectively), Predator ('phat' analogue synth with killer presets and first-class features), Punch (speaker-busting, body-rattling drum machine), SubBoomBass (ultra-deep bass synth with built-in step sequencer), RG (electric and acoustic guitar grooves with sequencer and synth effects), RP-AMOD (modulation effects to spice up vocal tracks, enliven instruments, or even beef up drums and loops), RP-Delay (with six delay lines, eight filters, four LFOs, reverser, and more), RP-Distort (for distorting and dramatically altering tracks), and RP-Verb (advanced, transparent, and musical algorithm reverb).
Now all of those award-winning Mac- and PC-compatible virtual instruments and critically acclaimed effects plug-ins that have found favour with so many of the world's leading music producers and artists are available in the all-encompassing eXplorer-III bundle -- billed as being The Complete Rob Papen Synth & Effect Collection. To quote a few notable names for whom Rob Papen's Inspiration Soundware has proved inspirational indeed:
"I love BLUE-II! The patches are so good. I opened it up and started using it immediately in my current project. You read my mind on what I was looking for." (Rod Abernethy: RAGE, TERA, Alpha Protocol, Star Trek, and The Hobbit composer)
"Rob Papen definitely makes some amazing plug-ins; we use Predator all the time, because it has such amazing sounds!" (Dave Stewart: musician, songwriter, record producer, and Eurythmics co-founder)
"[Punch is] very cool and delivers very fast results for instant creativity! It's easy to use and sounds great." (Armin van Buuren: music producer and DJ)
But best of all, anyone purchasing eXplorer-III is saving themselves around 50% when compared to separately purchasing each and every Rop Papen virtual instrument and effects plug-in included. Imagine what they could do with the money saved? Treat themselves to a nice new pair of studio monitors to listen to those thousands of superlative sounds in all their professionally-programmed glory? Go for it! Open your wallet and your ears to take your productions to hitherto dreamed of levels of Inspiration Soundware sublimity with this attractively-priced performance and sound design dream bundle to die for. Just ask Rod Abernethy, Dave Stewart, and Armin van Buuren -- or even Rob Papen himself!
Pricing and Availability:
eXplorer-III can be purchased as a boxed version from authorised Rob Papen dealers worldwide for €585.00 EUR (including VAT/tax)/$699.00 USD or downloaded directly from Rob Papen here.
Various upgrade options are also available: eXplorer-II bundle owners can upgrade to eXplorer-III for €44.00 EUR (including VAT/tax)/$49.00 USD while owners of the original eXplorer bundle can upgrade to eXplorer-III for €119.00 EUR (including VAT/tax)/$139.00 USD.
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