Producertech launches Making a Drum & Bass Groove with colo[r]

Producertech has launched Making a Drum & Bass Groove, the first part in a “In the Studio with…” series of video tutorials by colo[r].

color[r] Making a Drum & Bass Groove

In the first of a lengthy three part series, producers Chris Octane and Liam O’Mullane invite you to join them in the studio, where you can observe their methods and advanced techniques for creating a serious Drum and Bass groove. Currently producing as part of newly formed outfit ‘colo[r]’, Chris and Liam bring together a veritable mountain of experience in electronic music production, DJing and sound design.

In the first instalment, Octane and Liam create their signature drum sounds by combining synthesised and acoustic elements. Next, they create a pattern and apply processing and effects to give it the punch and power to carry the track. Their attention to detail is evident when it comes to designing the bass: expertly manipulating synthesisers, filters, and other effects, including altering parameters on the fly using an iPad – which interfaces with Live using Max for Live objects. Following this is a lesson in creating edgy, dynamic percussion using sampling techniques and expansive manipulation. To conclude, colo[r] fine tune the various elements to wrap up the foundations of their new track.

The tutorial course is available for purchase for £19.95 GBP.

More information: Producertech / Making a Drum & Bass Groove

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Sample Anatomy releases UK House And Garage Fundamentals

Sample Anatomy has launched UK House And Garage Fundamentals, a collection of 15 constructions kits featuring royalty-free sounds and MIDI files by Sebastian 3000.

UK House and Garage Fundamentals

We’ve got 15 highly inspirational and superbly sounding UK house and Garage construction kits that aim to bring you a deep modern approach to the classic 1990’s UK Garage House sound. We are confident this pack will rock the socks off your productions and arm you with some serious firepower.

Inside the pack you’ll find 15 painstakingly crafted kits full of solid kicks, rumbling bass, new school leads, quippy fx, along with a handful of unique and sexy vocal chops great for adding that extra something to your tracks. Of course if you want to change things up a bit we’ve supplied you with some Bonus MIDI folders containing the percussion, baselines, leads and the like.

Inspired from the sound of some killer labels such as Sweat it out!, Main Course, Party Like Us Records, and Dirty Bird.

The pack is available for purchase for $19.99 USD.

More information: Sample Anatomy / UK House And Garage Fundamentals

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The Producers Choice launches Halloween Sale – 40% off

The Producers Choice has launched its Halloween Sale, offering a 40% discount on its sample packs for a limited time.

The Producers Choice

Producers Choice 40% Off Halloween Sale is now on – use code HWN40

More information: The Producers Choice

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Industrial Strength releases Dubstep Massive 2 soundset

Industrial Strength has launched Dubstep Massive 2, a new pack featuring loops and patches for bass driven productions or remixes.

Industrial Strength Dubstep Massive 2

This monster pack knocks down the door with 64 NI Massive Presets. We tapped the extreme side of Dubstep to bring you more searing Womps, Risers, Sub Drops, Chainsaws, Pads, Wobbles, Wubs and Talking Bass patches. With tight Drum Loops, heavy Bass Grooves, and downright infectious Synth sounds, you can bring fresh new power to your tracks.

The synth patches included in this pack were created exclusively for the all-powerful NI Massive while all the audio is keyed and tempo-matched, and presented in 24-bit, 44.1kHz as Wav, Apple Loops and Rex.2.

This sizzling ISR set marks the second installment in Industrial Strength’s raging Dubstep Massive series. Check out Volume 1 with expanded kits for Battery, Kontakt 4, Logic EXS, and Logic ES2, plus Drum Loops produced by the almighty 6Blocc.

The pack is available for purchase for £23.95 GPB. The loops and patches are also sold separately.

More information: Industrial Strength / Dubstep Massive 2

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Fingerpushers releases Shades of Techno sample pack

Fingerpushers Shades of Techno

Fingerpushers has announced the release of Shades of Techno, a collection of deep techno percussion loops and sounds.

Fingerpushers presents Shades of Techno. A brand new library for the deeper, darker and more sinister side of techno, featuring 198 loops of dark percussive loops. The feeling we aimed for in this library was the sound you might expect in a warehouse techno club in the outskirts of a major european city. Dark. Damp. Threatening.

Shades of Techno utilizes a combination of hardware and software and features classic gear such as the Roland TR909, Waldorf RackAttack, Eventide H3000, Akai S1100 and Ensoniq DP/4. As a bonus there are over 200 percussive one-shots, sorted into categories based on type of sound.

Shades of Techno is available for purchase for the introductory price of 9.90 EUR until November 15th, 2014 (regular 14.90 EUR).

More information: Fingerpushers / Shades of Techno

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