Friday, 25 November 2011

Amazing Black Friday deals for Antares Auto-Tune, FXpansion’s Geist and DCAM: Synth Squad plus Zildjian’s GEN16 Promotion and Sonic8’s £500 Christmas Prize Draw

FXpansion Black Friday Special Deals
Award Winning FXpansion Products
From Nov 25 through to Dec 31, 2011 FXpansion are dropping the prices of their award winning GEIST and DCAM: Synth Squad software products.
These 2 products represent the cutting edge of what can be achieved with software synthesis and beat creation technology.
Geist is now reduced from £165 inc. VAT to £99 inc. VAT
DCAM: Synth Squad is now reduced from £165 inc. VAT to £69 inc. VAT

Contact your local dealer or click here for more information.

Sign up and view the Sonic8 catalogue now - click for your chance to win £500 worth of pro audio gear. E&OE

Sonic8 Christmas 2011 Prize Draw - just look at our new a catalogue!
Sonic8 Catalogue 2011 Available Now
To celebrate the start of the holiday season and the release of our Sonic8 2011 Autumn catalogue, we are offering you the chance to win £500 worth of the finest professional audio kit of your choice from our extensive portfolio. Be it superb drums with FXpansion's BFD, industry standard audio editing with BIAS Peak or professional preamplification from ART, we can help you realise your music making and recording dreams this Christmas.

Simply sign up to view the Sonic8 Autumn 2011 catalogue at between 24/11/2011 and 24/12/2011 and you will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win Sonic8 products of your choice up to the value of £500!

(For full terms & conditions of this prize draw, click here).

Buy and register Auto-Tune 7 Native or Auto-Tune 7 TDM between Nov 25 and Dec 31, 2011 and claim a free copy of Mic Mod efx worth £119.99 inc. VAT!
Buy AT7 and get Mic Mod Free
Buy and register Auto-Tune 7 Native or Auto-Tune 7 TDM between Nov 25 and Dec 31, 2011 and claim a free copy of Mic Mod efx worth £119.99 inc. VAT (fulfilled at time of registration via electronic download).
This stunning piece of software enables the mics you own to sound like the mics you wish you owned - using Antares' patented Spectral Shaping Tool™ technology, they've created precise digital models of a wide variety of historical classic and exotic microphones. Simply tell Mic Mod efx what microphone you are actually using and what microphone you'd like it to sound like. It's as simple as that!

Contact your local dealer or click here for more information.

Sign up and view the Sonic8 catalogue now - click for your chance to win £500 worth of pro audio gear. E&OE

Gen16-Digital Vault Promotions
2 stunning Gen 16 promitions from Sonic8
As of November 1st, we are offering an unbelievable deal on the fantastic Gen16 - Digital Vault Series of cymbal expansion packs. These are complete sets of Zildjian's classic cymbals in digital format compatible with FXpansion's BFD2. Alternatively just plug them straight into your favourite DAW as the Gen16 Digital Vault Z-Pack includes it's own version of BFD ECO.

Deal 1: Purchase GEN16 Digital Vault Z-Pack and Receive S-Pack Vols. 1 & 2 at NO CHARGE!!

Deal 2: Purchase S-Pack Vol. 1 and Receive S-Pack Vol. 2 at NO CHARGE!!

Remember, this offer will end on 31st January 2012!

Contact your local dealer or click here for more information.

Sign up and view the Sonic8 catalogue now - click for your chance to win £500 worth of pro audio gear. E&OE

Thursday, 1 September 2011

BFD Eco Price Crash and other FXpansion Deals

As of September 1st BFD Eco - Fxpansion's entry level version of BFD has become even more affordable. Until December 31st this fully featured drum application will be available for just £29.00 inc VAT!!! That's a saving of over £70!!! This is available right now from all good retailers and the BFD Eco page at

In case you still don't know what BFD Eco does exactly here's what you missed:

BFD Eco gives you easy access to the some of the best sounds in the BFD2 library, recorded at London's Air Studios. The included sounds are full of dramatic levels of detail and mojo... Anything but sterile, BFD Eco is imbued with a musical character that sets it apart from the homogenized, flat sounds found elsewhere.

Included are over 40 presets that showcase the powerful, punchy-sounding mixing section. The EQ and dynamics/effect processing allow you to sculpt the raw sounds and lush stereo ambience for any situation. DCAM circuit-modelled compression, filtering and drive provide hardware-style tone and grit, while Overloud's Breverb plate algorithm can be used for artificial reverb effects.

BFD Eco also contains a Groove section containing over 1500 drum patterns to drag into your DAW, or to sequence on the built-in Drum Track. Preview patterns in sync with your project and use the humanization effects to adjust the feel to your needs. You can even export a stereo mixdown from the Groove engine - ideal for loops and breakbeats.

Other advanced features that set BFD Eco apart from the competition are its customizable keymapping, electronic drum support, the ability to combine kit-pieces from different expansion libraries, and an interface perfectly balanced between ease of use and powerful flexibility. It also can be upgraded to BFD2 - both are fully preset-compatible to enable a seamless transition.

Great stuff huh? 

If that wasn't enough we thought we'd remind you that there are still 2 other FXpansion promotions running to keep you making beats as the nights draw in and the days get colder.

That's right! If you buy BFD2 (£178.99 inc. VAT) or upgrade your copy of BFD Eco or BFD (just £119.99 inc. VAT) before the end of September you'll get a copy of BFD B.O.M.B absolutely free! See your local dealer or go to the BFD 2 or BFD II Upgrade pages on our website to get your hands on this stunning deal!

And last but by no means least until September 30, 2011 all purchasers of DCAM: Synth Squad will receive 3 FREE Preset Packs – Himalaya: Modernity, Himalaya: Antiquity & Myagi: Ferocity worth over £70 inc. VAT. Again contact your dealer or check out the DCAM page of the sonic8 website

Happy beat-making.

The Sonic8 Team...

Friday, 15 April 2011

Sonic8 Meet the Gadget Show Live

Our intrepid tech, Tom Carter was recently sequestered into educating the lovely folks at the Gadget Show about the virtues of Antares Auto-Tune. 

Gadget Show Live
In an eventful session alongside Pollyanna Woodward, one of the presenters from the Gadget Show, Tom and their faithful engineer ran Auto-Tune EVO Native through its paces in a real-time, live show, show-down...

Everything ran smoothly and latency values were down to 5.6 milliseconds allowing the sound engineer to control, in real-time, the retune speed so the singer could sound like T-Pain/Cher in the choruses and simply natural in the verses.

There will be a total of 15 shows throughout the Gadget Show Live and this one should be aired on Channel 5 on Monday the 18th April, be sure to check it out!

Monday, 21 March 2011

Antares To Donate 25% of All Sales From March 20-22

Antares Will Donate 25% of All Sales From March 20-22 to Rotary International Japan Relief 

ShelterBox Barely a year after last year's devastating Haiti earthquake, the world is once again witnessing a natural disaster of almost unimaginable proportions, this time in Japan. And once again, Antares is partnering with Rotary International to help provide relief though ShelterBox, a Global Rotary Club Project. 

And once again, you can help.
For every Antares product sold or upgraded from 12:00 AM Sunday, March 20th through midnight, Tuesday, March 22nd (Pacific Daylight Time), Antares will donate 25% of the purchase price to Rotary International's Japan relief effort. So, if you've been thinking about adding Antares vocal processing plug-ins to your system, or upgrading to the latest versions of Auto-Tune 7, AVOX Evo, or Harmony Engine Evo, now is definitely the time. 

Here's how to make sure your purchase in Sonic8 territories counts:
Products purchased at Antares dealers or via our website
Fax or email a scan of your dated sales receipt to Antares by March 25, 2010.
- Fax your receipt to: (001) 831 461 7801
- Email a scan of your receipt in JPG or PDF format to
Again, this program applies to every Antares product or upgrade purchased from Sunday, March 20th through Tuesday, March 22nd. Not only will you be getting world-class vocal processing tools, but you'll be providing desperately needed help to Japan earthquake survivors. It's a true win-win proposition. 

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Sonic8 Win Antares' International Distributor of the Year Award

Sonic8 Limited have been crowned with the prestigious title, for our work in 2010, after beating a whole host of companies from Asia, Europe, The Middle East and beyond..

Sonic8's Robert Morgan-Males stated: "We are very proud to have received this award and will continue to develop the Antares brand throughout all our territories in 2011."

Sonic8 and Dr Andy - (From L-R)
Stephen Helm, Bruno Wynants, Robert Morgan-Males and Dr Andy Hilderbrand
Antares have gone from strength to strength throughout 2010 with the release of Auto-Tune 7 and a whole host of EFX branded products.

For more information on Antares products check out the Antares Page at

Friday, 21 January 2011

Pianoteq Pro receives the EM 2011 Editors Choice Award for Most Innovative Product

Sonic8 Limited are proud to announce that Pianoteq Pro has received the Electronic Musician 2011 Editors Choice Award for Most Innovative Product...

Check out what they have to say about it here:

Pianoteq Pro receives the EM 2011 Editors Choice Award for Most Innovative Product

Or for more info on Pianoteq products check out the Pianoteq page at

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Morpheus Announce The BOMBER

Well we're back from NAMM and, boy have we got some hot news!
First up: Brand new from Morpheus.....

The BOMBER pedal features cutting-edge pitch-shifting technology that lets you perform deep dive bombs and full chordal whammy-bar string bending, as well as a number of other tricks. With surprising accuracy, the BOMBER "bends" all your strings, and you can select a range from two octaves up all the way to five octaves down by using the thoughtful pedal layout.

Morpheus BOMBER Features:
  • Pitch-shifting pedal for deep dive bombing
  • Select from two octaves up to five octaves down
  • Full chordal bending effect with surprising accuracy
Yea baby!!

Check out the morpheus guitar effects page at for more info and pricing..

Thursday, 6 January 2011

MORPHEUS DropTune Update

Morpheus are offering a free firmware update for their hugely successful DropTune pedal. DropTune V1.2 makes the groundbreaking polyphonic pitch drop technology even better, with more punch, clarity and realism than ever before. All that's needed is a PC, a USB cable, a DropTune pedal and the Morpheus DropTune Update1.2.exe to kick the DropTune pedal into high gear.  

Droptune Baby!
The upgrade is available free at right now! 

All Morpheus pedals come with a USB port, allowing for continual upgrades as Morpheus engineers make them available. With Morpheus, a guitarist's pedal will never be outdated.

For more info on the DropTune check out the Morpheus Drop Tune Pedal page at