Rob O’Reilly launches Expressiv MIDI Guitar System on Kickstarter

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Rob O’Reilly has launched a Kickstarter project for Expressiv, a plug and play MIDI guitar system that brings electronic sounds to real guitar in a whole new way.

Rob O'Reilly Guitars Expressive

Existing MIDI systems for real guitars track the pitch from the sound of the string which results in latency and annoying tracking problems.

Expressiv is the first and only system that uses a smart fretboard scanner to know which notes you are pressing, the same way that keyboardists get a note when they press a key.

This leaves your strumming hand free to control any parameters such as pitch bend, modulation and octave shift using the onboard touchpad, joystick and buttons. With the flick of a switch, you can change from synthesizer control to standard guitar functionality.

Now guitarists of all levels have access to the sounds that until now were only available to keyboard players, and whats more, at an affordable price.

The Kickstarter project aims raise 15,000 EUR by November 25th, 2014.

More information: Rob O’Reilly Guitars / Expressive at Kickstarter

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Industrial Strength releases Sounds Of Tomorrow presents EDM Massive Presets

Industrial Strength has launched EDM Massive Presets, a soundset by Sounds Of Tomorrow for the Massive synthesizer instrument from Native Instruments.

Sounds Of Tomorrow EDM Massive Presets

Sounds of Tomorrow pushes EDM into the future with 64 exquisite NI Massive Presets. Meticulously produced by the brilliant Michael Moscoso for ISR, this is a sleek, classy pack full of intrigue and shiny edges.

Brimming with a plethora of perfectly designed Presets, the Sounds of Tomorrow are ready for all styles of electronic music that demand big, expansive sounds. Launch your productions with driving Bass, swelling Leads, bold Plucks, clean-cut Synths, alien Fx, and shimmering Pads.

Realize the full potential of these rock-solid, highly usable presets with marco controls and plenty of headroom for you to knock into. Build up and break down epic tracks in any EDM production. The presets work beautiful magic for projects in Big Room, Electro House, Tech House, Techno and beyond.

The soundset is available for purchase for £14.95 GBP.

More information: Industrial Strength / EDM Massive Presets

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Zero-G releases Nu Disco & Whoosh Designer sample libraries

Zero-G Nu Disco

Zero-G has released Nu Disco, a new sample pack featuring authentic retro disco and club sounds but with a modern feel.

“With Nu Disco you can pay homage to the golden ego of dance as well as taking a step in to the future to create this years unmistakable sound”.

Nu Disco contains 35 construction kits with loads of additional chord progressions, drumloops, bass riffs, guitar licks and single hits. It is full of authentic retro disco and club sounds but with a modern feel and with the subtle tang of those 80’s guitar licks, smooth rhodes, sizzling synths, funky basslines and a mixture of live drums for the funk and disco and also some stomping house beats.

The concept behind the construction kits is to allow you to filter and mash up the full mix as if you were sampling from vinyl but also, to give you complete flexibility, each full mix is split down into its component parts to allow you to work with individual instrument loops as well.

The sample pack is available for purchase as a download for $79.99 (ex. VAT), or as a boxed DVD for £59.95 GBP (incl. VAT)/$79.99 GBP (no VAT)/74.95 EUR (incl. VAT).

Zero-G has also launched Whoosh Designer, a Kontakt 5 instrument library by Dan Graham, who also produced Impact Designer, Animato, Spiritoso, Luminoso and Perpetuo.

Zero-G Whoosh Designer

Whoosh Designer makes the best whoosh noises you will ever hear! Whooshes are short noise sounds that give an instant rush of movement, excitement, anticipation and release. Placed around an impact sound they add massive size and power. Placed under a drum fill they add an almighty rush and a powerful transition from one section to another.

Whooshes have the power to transform all sound and music into a higher dimension of drama and animation. Sound design, trailer music, epic music, film scores, EDM, hip-hop, indie, rock; whatever you are doing, adding whooshes will make your sound more exciting.

Whoosh Designer is a Kontakt Instrument that combines amazing raw sounds, incredible simplicity, a high degree of playability and a very high level of customisation. Every Whoosh is made up of 3 elements – ATTACK, PEAK and DECAY. These 3 elements are the initial attack, the intense peak of the whoosh and the long release of the sound. This Whoosh Designer instrument quickly crossfades between 3 different sounds in order to produce sonic complexity and a very wide range of possible variations.

Whoosh Designer features

  • 740MB of sounds on DVD (or download).
  • 768 samples (.ncw files) in total.
  • 165 Kontakt 5 Instruments with custom Graphic Interface.
  • Many millions of possible variations to create unique sonic impacts.

Whoosh Desinger is available for purchase for download for $99.99 (ex. VAT), or as a boxed DVD for £69.95 GBP (incl. VAT)/$99.99 USD (no VAT)/94.95 EUR (incl. VAT). Requires full version of Kontakt version 5.3.1 or above.

More information: Zero-G

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Monster Sounds launches Epic Sound Score & Breakbeat Science sample pack

Monster Sounds has released Epic Sound Score & Breakbeat Science, a sample pack by Future Funk Squad.

Monster Sounds Epic Sound Score & Breakbeat Science

Future Funk Squad AKA Glen Nicholls – is a UK based Producer, DJ and remixer. His work has included a diverse portfolio of crushing remixes for some of the music scenes most respected talent, The Prodigy, UNKLE, The Crystal Method, Nine Inch Nails, Hybrid, Device, White Lies and Stanton Warriors to name but a few.

Known for his particular blend of huge epic soundscape electronica pushing with hard driving beats, Monster Sounds had to approach the man to come up with a collection of inspirational sounds for this next level pack.

The pack Focuses on Twisted electronica soundscapes, fat driving bass lines, destructive beats and also orchestral elements that will add a breathtaking depth of sound to your productions.

The sample pack is available for purchase for £34.95 GBP. Parts are also sold separately starting at £4.95 GBP.

More information: Monster Sounds / Epic Sound Score & Breakbeat Science

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WAG’s RFM releases Shock Wave soundset for Xfer Serum

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WAG's RFM Shock Wave for Serum

WAG’s Royalty Free Music has announced The Shock Wave Sound & Wavetable Collection, a sound library for the Serum wavetable synthesizer instrument by Xfer Records.

350 Brand New Sounds And 385 Wavetables For The Incredible Xfer Serum Wavetable Synthesizer

Shock Wave features

  • 61 Bass Patches.
  • 92 Leads.
  • 76 Pads/Strings.
  • 33 Plucked/Mallet/Bells.
  • 43 Sequences.
  • 45 Synth Patches.
  • 385 wavetables sampled from a variety of synthesizers including Omnisphere, Massive, Synthmaster, and 19 more.

The Shock Wave collection is available for purchase for the introductory price of $20 USD for a limited time (regular $39.95 USD).

More information: WAG’s RFM / Shock Wave

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