Waves Audio have announced a new soft synth called Flow Motion. Known for their array of mixing plug, Flow Motion is a new FM synth designed for "deep bass, screaming leads and growling FX". The GUI is particularly interesting, using a unique modulation matrix to modulate and effect sounds. There's the usual arpeggiator and sequencer as well as a filters and FX that can also be modulated from the matrix.
Waves have introduced a rent-to-own system for their mixing plugins. The new infastructure called Flex allows Waves users and wannabe users to pay $19.99 a month to 'rent' 10 plugins from the mixing giants. For a limited time you can also add three more plugins to your package, taking the total to 13. After 24 months of renting the plugs, they are then yours to own and users can unsubscribe, or add more plugins to their package and continue renting.
WaveDNA’s Liquid Rhythm is a MIDI sequencer and beat generator with a difference, in that it allows users to access the building blocks of an almost limitless number of rhythmic patterns to create their very own grooves.
Users can import pre-existing MIDI tracks created using their DAW of choice, and search Liquid Rhythm’s library of loops and kits to quickly invent new dynamic rhythm tracks.