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Tropical is in the House
A stark contrast to its sometimes-moody progenitor, Deep House, the Tropical House or “Trop House” sub-genre of electronic dance music is widely known to elevate your mood by conjuring images of sandy shores and sea breezes over a pulsing 4/4 beat. By fusing Beleric Beat, Dancehall and Reggae with Deep House, cutting-edge producers in the mid to late 2000s moved Tropical House into playlists, clubs and festivals worldwide.  Now, Roland Cloud has distilled all of the sweetness of Tropical House into an easy-to-use yet powerful virtual instrument for your DAW, SUGAR. 

SUGAR in your digital studio
Roland Cloud has captured the perfect elements and nuances found in the Tropical House sub-genre and built them on the powerful Concerto engine, providing you with a massive tool-kit for creating in this or any genre. Combining ultra-deep sampled sounds with world-class effects, SUGAR allows you to immediately create music, or sculpt the perfect instrument sound.  Chain any combination of world-class effects. There are an infinite number of possibilities at your fingertips, ready for immediate use in your current tracks or as an inspiration for future hits.

Sweet Collaboration
We've once again teamed up with Ehud Kaldes from SyncBeats.  Ehud is an expert producer, sound designer and multi-instrumentalist. Working in LA's top recording studios, he has collaborated with some of the music industry's biggest names.  We're excited to give you a chance to taste the latest of Ehud's FLAVR additions to Roland Cloud.

Featuring Roland Cloud Concerto
Because SUGAR and the FLAVR Series are powered by the Roland Cloud Concerto engine, you can expect the following workflow and quality enhancing features:
  • Maximum 7 velocity layers per note
  • ADSR resonant filter for lush sustains and harmonic decays
  • Multiple instruments supported per plugin instance via separate MIDI channels 
  • Advanced multi-threaded loading and streaming for fast and smooth workflow
  • VST and AU compatible
  • 48khz stereo
  • Adjustable key sensitivity
  • Fine and coarse tuning controls, both manually or via midi control for coarse tuning
  • Best-in-class, chainable effects including convolution and classic reverb, distortion, stereo chorus, flange, compression, and stereo delay
  • Per instrument limiter toggle
  • VST parameter automation

83 Luscious Patches
SUGAR comes equipped with 83 melodic patches that instantly transport you to a sunny place. There's also a magical drum kit to give you percussion for days. 
 
Koko Pop
Koko Bass
Koko Drive
Cubes
Cubey
Cubicles
Grand
Grand Mod
Sweet & Low
Sweet & Slide
Sweet & Stabs
Bass Brulee
Lead Brulee
Pad Brulee
Bassic
Bassic Chorus
Bassic Drive
Brownie Bass
Brownie Pad
Cane Lead
Cane Pad
Cane Rotary
Krispy Strings
Krispy Panner
Krispy Shake
Candy Sub
Candy Drizzle
Candy Keys
Wiggle Lead
Wiggle Sides
Wiggle Sub
Tri-Via Pad
Tri-Via Lead
Kalimba Pluck
Kalimba Plux
Organi-Kali
Fizzy Lead
Fizzy Brass
Hella+Copter
LolliPop
LolliPop Sub
LolliPop Echo
Drops
Double Drops
Doublicious
Electri-Kalimba
Electri-Keys
Electri-Tzer
A-Clave
A-Clave-Fi
A-Clave-Wah
Poly Bit Me
Poly Bit Lofi
Sawcy
Sawcy Jam
E.Guitar
E.Guitar Echo
Drive Guitar
Mute Guitar
Honey Bass
Honey Pad
Honey Train
Sour Patch
Sour Patch Stabs
Sour Spinner
Vocal Glide
Vocal Keys
Hyper Flute
Hyper Stabs
Steely Drums
Steely Keys
Plucky Strike
Plucky Long
Mad Bass
Mad Plucker
808 Toms
808 Keys
Marimba
Music Box
Magic Box
Xylo
Sugar Drums

Give them all a whirl as part of a risk-free 30-day trial, or as a Roland Cloud premium member.  Not finding the beats you crave in SUGAR?  Don't forget that Roland Cloud means instant access to the legendary TR-808 and TR-909 Software Rhythm composers and the ability mix and match any genre based FLAVR instrument with any Roland Cloud instrument.  Want to hear SUGAR?  Click the media tab and listen to the demo!
 

Specs

System Requirements (macOS™)

Operating System macOS™ 10.9 or later
Host Application VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible
Audio Units (AU) version: V2 Audio Units compatible
AAX format is supported in Pro Tools® or Pro Tools | Ultimate®
CPU Intel® Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor.
RAM 4 GB, 8 GB or more recommended
Hard Drive 3.8 GB or more
 

System Requirements (Windows®)

Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1
Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1
Microsoft® Windows® 10
* incompatible with Windows® RT, Windows® Phone or virtual machines such as Hyper-V, Virtual PC.
Host Application VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 2.4/3.6 compatible
AAX format is supported in Pro Tools® or Pro Tools | Ultimate®
CPU Intel® Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor.
RAM 4 GB, 8 GB or more recommended
Hard Drive 3.8 GB or more

 

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