u-he launches Hive synth plugin preview + pre-order

Related: , , , , , Posted in news on Dec 19, 2014 featured news - comment 1 comment

u-he has launched a preview version of its Hive synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

u-he Hive

We are taking the wraps off a new synth – Hive. What is Hive? Think sleek, low CPU use, “super” sounding synth with a streamlined workflow. We wanted to make a synth that was fast, fluid, light on CPU but still had a heavyweight sound.

There are lots of features packed into the single page interface to make your sound design quick and intuitive – drag and drop modulation, solo buttons, parameter linking and much more.

Hive is now available for download as a public beta. We are putting the finishing touches on Hive and this is your chance to give some feedback and help us get ready for release.

The public beta is available to download for Windows and Mac from the u-he forum at KVR Audio.

Hive is available for purchase now for $99 USD ex VAT while it is in public beta (regular $149 USD ex VAT). The serial number works with both the beta version and the final released version.

More information: u-he / Hive


No Dough launches NDS-6 House Music Vol 2 sale – 75% off

No Dough has launches a limited time sale on NDS-6 House Music Vol 2, offering a 75% discount on the sample pack featuring the classic house/deep house sound, full of analogue equipment, classic outboard and sought after tones.

No Dough NDS-6 House Music Vol 2

This pack is full of punchy drums, pumping beats and a massive collection of loops recorded from some amazing classic hardware.

With this pack we wanted to take some of the authentic analogue equipment used by cutting edge & relevant house artists and put together a pack full of inspirational and expertly produced material representing this raw and powerful sound of true House music.

NDS-6 House Music Vol 2 features

  • 1,700+ 24bit 44100hz drums.
  • 318 Professional quality loops.
  • 57 Bassline loops.
  • 124 Drum loops.
  • 114 Chord, Pad, Lead, Melody and Sequence loops.
  • 23 Shakers and Ride loops.
  • Over 2,000 24bit 44.1khz WAV loops and single shots in total.

The pack is available at a 75% discount until December 28th, 2014.

More information: No Dough / NDS-6 House Music Vol 2


Plugin Boutique 12 Days of Christmas – 50% off LuSH-101

Plugin Boutique has launched a limited time sale on LuSH-101, offering 50% off the synthesizer instrument plugin by D16 Group.

50% off LuSH-101

LuSH-101 is a synthesizer created from modules that can be found in many modern virtual synthesizers, all combined into a single compact and logically intuitive design. However, this basic simplicity combined with its multilayer architecture turns it into an easy-to-use but extremely powerful instrument that can be programmed and tweaked quickly, almost effortlessly leveraging its maximum potential.

The sale ends December 30th, 2014.

More information: Plugin Boutique


Future Loops releases Chill Dubstep & Ambient Producer

Future Loops has announced the release of Chill Dubstep and Ambient Producer, a special holiday season collection comprising ambient, dubstep and chillout best-seller sample packs at a discounted price.

Future Loops Chill Dubstep & Ambient Producer

Featuring 5 sample libraries, this bundle will please anyone looking for a forward thinking sound in various styles: Liquid Ambient, Dubstep, Chillstep, Future Bass Music, Nu R&B.

Chill Dubstep And Ambient Producer – 5 in 1 Bundle 2014 includes over 4100 Samples and 9 GB of Royalty-Free content in WAV & REX Formats.

The bundle is available for purchase for a limited time for 65.85 EUR (regular 109.75 EUR).

More information: Future Loops / Chill Dubstep & Ambient Producer


Soundiron releases Iron Pack #12: Prepared Guitar

Related: , , , , Posted in news on Dec 26, 2014 - comment 1 comment

Soundiron has released Iron Pack #12: Prepared Guitar, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt and sfz.

Soundiron Iron Pack #12 Prepared Guitar

This latest Iron Pack brings you a range of different prepared acoustic guitar string plucks. You also get a cool set of 14 different ambiences and evolving atmospheres along with it. Each string was prepared with various bits of metal wires, scraps, nuts and bolts.

This pack includes 33 instrument presets for Kontakt and SFZ, 37 samples and is 165 MB installed. Requires full retail Kontakt 4.2 or later or you can use any SFZ-compatible sampler or synthesizer plugin. It’s on sale for just $3.99 ’till New Years.

The pack is available for purchase for $3.99 USD until December 31st, 2014.

More information: Soundiron / Iron Pack


More recent news posts

codeKnobs updates DSI Tetra Program Editor VST to v2.01

codeKnobs has released version 2.01 of the DSI Tetra Program Editor VST, a software editor for the Tetra hardware synthesizer by Dave Smith Instruments. Changes in DSI Tetra Program Editor VST v2.01 New UI. Support … read more

Xfer Records updates OTT – Multiband Compressor effect to v1.2

Xfer Records has released an update to the OTT multiband compressor effect plug-in for Windows and Mac. OTT is a re-creation of a popular aggressive multiband upwards / downwards compressor setting used by many dubstep … read more

Sound Author releases free Gemini delay for Reaktor

Sound Author aka Bryan Lake has released Gemini, a free twin delay ensemble for Native Instruments Reaktor. Merry Christmas all! Inspired by TAL-DUB-III, Gemini features a nifty little switch labeled “Post” that positions the Chorus, … read more

Outbound link: Gemini – Related: , , , , , Posted in news on Dec 26, 2014 - comment 0 comments

Bedroom Producers Blog launches Christmas Giveaway 2014

Bedroom Producers Blog has launched the BPB Christmas Giveaway 2014, a chance to win plug-ins and sound packs from 16 sponsors. After a year full of giveaways on BPB, it’s time for the grand finale. … read more

DJ Tech Tools intros S4S Holiday Soundpack

DJ Tech Tools has launched the S4S Holiday Soundpack, a free collection of samples from Soundpack 4 Soundpack. This week in lieu of my normal Monday soundpack we have something very special to help you … read more

Versilian Studios releases Marimba & Etherealwinds Harp (free)

Versilian Studios has released Marimba and Etherealwinds Harp, two new instrument plugins and Kontakt sound libraries. The Marimba is a relative of the xylophone, distinct for its large, typically semi-tubular resonators found underneath the keys, … read more

Outbound link: Versilian Studios – Related: , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Dec 26, 2014 - comment 0 comments

Plugin Boutique 12 Days of Christmas – 70% off BDF Eco

Plugin Boutique has launched a limited time sale on BDF Eco, offering 70% off the drum instrument by FXpansion. BFD Eco is a streamlined, fun and affordable software instrument for acoustic drums, based on the … read more

Outbound link: Plugin Boutique / BDF Eco – Related: , , , , , , , , Posted in news, promo on Dec 26, 2014 - comment 0 comments

Loopmasters launches 24-hour sale on vocals sample packs

Loopmasters is offering a 45% discount on vocals sample packs in a new 24-hour sale. Our Loopmasters holiday sales are on! Save 30% or more on hundreds of packs from a great selection of labels. … read more

Outbound link: Loopmasters – Related: , , , , , Posted in news, promo on Dec 26, 2014 - comment 0 comments

Trance Techno Soundbanks releases Trance Lead Recreations for Dune CM/BE

Trance Techno Soundbanks has released Trance Leads Recreations, a free soundset for the DUNE CM/BE synthesizer instrument from Synapse Audio. Soundset is having 10 Recreations Construction kits modeled on already released famous trance tracks. All … read more

VST Buzz launches sale on Direct Guitar 3.0 for Kontakt

VST Buzz has launched a limited time sale on Direct Guitar 3.0, offering 60% off the guitar instrument library by Pettinhouse. An innovative 10Gb guitar library made for NI Kontakt 3 and above. Includes fret, … read more

Outbound link: VST Buzz – Related: , , , , , , , Posted in news, promo on Dec 26, 2014 - comment 0 comments

Sample Magic releases free label sampler packs

Sample Magic has announced the release of 4 free label sampler packs. It’s been another magical year for us here at SM. But nothing we do is possible without your continued support. So to say … read more

Outbound link: Sample Magic – Related: , , , , Posted in news on Dec 26, 2014 - comment 0 comments

Dmitry Sches releases free Collaboration soundset + 50% off Diversion plugin

Dmitry Sches has launched Collaboration, a free soundset for the Diversion synthesizer instrument. Here we have some very nice thing to release, let me explain please a bit. Rob Mitchell from SoundBytesMag in conversation with … read more

Arturia updates iProphet app for iOS to v1.1

Arturia has launched version 1.1 of iProphet, a synth app that recreates the unique sound of the classic Sequential Circuits Prophet VS synthesizer. The Prophet VS’s rareness and classic digital sound make it a mainstay … read more

Outbound link: Arturia / iProphet – Related: , , , , , Posted in news on Dec 24, 2014 - comment 0 comments

SKYLIFE updates SampleRobot Pro to v4.8 + Free packs for microSAMPLER

SKYLIFE has released version 4.8 of SampleRobot Pro, a comprehensive update for the top-of-the-line auto-sampling software for Windows and Mac. It includes unique functions like a supersize WaveRobot sample editing window and enhanced support for … read more

Outbound link: SampleRobot – Related: , , , , , , Posted in news on Dec 24, 2014 - comment 0 comments

Meldaproduction releases MDrumLeveler dynamics plugin

Meldaproduction has launched MDrumLeveler, a dynamics processor specially designed for drums and percussive instruments. MDrumLeveler is a unique tool specially designed for drums and percussive materials. It will improve the drum performances, stabilize drum hit … read more

Outbound link: Meldaproduction – Related: , , , , , , , Posted in news on Dec 24, 2014 - comment 0 comments

Vintage Synth Pads releases The Classic for Matrix 12 V

Vintage Synth Pads has announced the release of The Classic, a collection of 101 presets for the Matrix 12 V synthesizer by Arturia. “The Classic” is a collection of 101 presets that are designed to … read more

Outbound link: Vintage Synth Pads / The Classic – Related: , , , Posted in news on Dec 24, 2014 - comment 0 comments