The Drum Broker has launched Stix Jam Pack Vol. 2, a sample pack featuring a collection of exclusive drum breaks and fills.
Enter the Stix Jam Pack Vol.2 – Sonically Vintage Drum Breaks and Drum Fills by renowned drummer and musician Stix . Stix is an official artist/drummer for Sabian Cymbals and Ludwig Drums and known as the current drummer for Chance The Rapper.
Stix came with something super dope on the follow up to the insanely popular Stix Jam Pack Vol. 1. This time, Stix recorded a slew of vintage breaks, fills, and some one shot drums you won’t find anywhere else! Schooled by renowned drummer for “The Roots”, Questlove, Stix brought a unique drummer centric approach to creating these samples with Hip Hop, Electronic, and Cross Genre producers in mind.
Stix Jam Pack Vol. 2 features
- 151 sounds including all original breaks, fills & one shots performed, recorded and engineered by Stix.
- Perfect for layering and mixing with existing sounds. These are the building blocks to the best drums possible.
- Chop from live breaks or using existing one-shot samples for your production.
- Cole ribbon mic -> analog signal chain (3-mic’s).
The kit is available to purchase for $24.99 USD.
More information: Drum Broker / Stix Jam Pack Vol. 2
The Drum Broker has launched Rhodes and Vibes, a new sample pack by MSXII Sound Design.
The kit is a hybrid of both original compositions and standalone samples. The Rhodes and Vibes kit is pure vintage goodness. A Fender Rhodes 73 and a Deagan Model 510 Vibraharp (1952) are the only two pieces of gear involved.
Most producers spend hours digging for an empty section of drums, Rhodes, vibes, and other instruments from obscure vinyl records. With the Rhodes and Vibes kit, MSXII serves that up with vintage coloring you can only get from authentic equipment. Partnered with incredible musicianship, this kit will keep you inspired like none other.
Rhodes and Vibes features
- Authentic Fender Rhodes 73 original MSXII compositions in .wav format.
- 1952 Deagan Model 510 Vibraharp original MSXII compositions in .wav format.
- Stems offered on select compositions.
- Kit divided by folders of 70, 73, and 90 BPM.
- Notated arpeggios in Fm-C#Maj7 (+ more) in both Rhodes and Vibes.
- Sampled held notes at C and F in Rhodes and Vibes for advanced layering + mapping.
- Royalty free compositions, no sample clearance needed.
The sample pack is available from the Drum Broker for $24.99 USD.
More information: Drum Broker / Rhodes and Vibes
Minimal System has launched MasterMix Buss Compressor, a compressor effect plug-in for Windows.
The MasterMix Buss Compressor is a has been a labour of love for us here at Minimal System and is designed for those producers looking to add the finishing touches to their latest masterpiece.
Modelled on legendary buss compressors from classic analogue consoles the MasterMix Buss Compressor is a mixing and mastering powerhouse.
MasterMix Buss Compressor features
- Analogue Modelled Buss Compressor.
- Designed for use on the Master Buss and also on sub-groups (Drum Groups, etc.).
- Tape simulator stage complete with tape hiss and saturation.
- Visual feedback.
- Functional and easy to use GUI Design.
- Low CPU usage.
The plug-in is available to purchase for Windows (VST), at the introductory price of £19.99 GBP (regular £29.99 GBP).
More information: Minimal System / MasterMix Buss Compressor
Synthblitz Audio has released version 1.91 of its Nitroflex wavetable synthesizer instrument for Windows.
Nitroflex is a powerful audio synthesizer that offers hundreds of waveforms which users can combine, edit and shape to obtain the desired sound. It can also load any type of single cycle waveforms without limits.
Changes in Nitroflex v1.91
- Improved output sound.
- Fixed stereo phase.
- Adjusted stereo phase to zero for each preset.
- Fixed more presets sound.
- Optimized preset file.
- Fixed modulation menu in sequencer.
- Arpeggiator can be automated by host.
- Added new features in arpeggiator.
Nitroflex for Windows (VST) is currently available to purchase for 29 EUR (40% off regular of 49 EUR).
More information: Synthblitz Audio / Nitroflex
Future Loops has launched Skyline – Future Ambient Works, a sample pack featuring a collection of samples & loops in WAV/REX format.
Skyline – Future Ambient Works brings a fusion between Garage, Dubstep, IDM & Ambient and includes Top Loop, Full Drums, Kick Loops, Bass, Piano, Leads, Synths, FX, Pads & Atmos, Percussion & more.
Skyline – Future Ambient Works is 100% Royalty-Free and features over 500 samples.
The sample pack costs 19.95 EUR.
More information: Future Loops / Skyline Future Ambient Works
Novation has announced the Launchpad S Control Pack, a combination of everything you need to make and perform electronic music with Ableton Live.
Get Launchpad S, Launch Control, Ableton Live Lite 9, 1GB of loops and sounds, and two custom designed cases in a single pack. Launch loops and sounds and play drums and melodies with the Launchpad S, plus control mixer, instrument, and effects with Launch Control. As you move from studio to stage, the custom designed cases keep Launchpad S and Launch Control safe and secure.
Launchpad S Control Pack is a combination of everything you need to make and perform electronic music with Ableton Live, containing Launchpad S, Launch Control, two custom made protective sleeves, Ableton Live Lite 9, and a large pack of inspiring Loopmasters samples.
Pricing and release date TBA. Sign up here to find out directly from Novation when the Launchpad S Control Pack hits the shops.
More information: Novation / Launchpad S Control Pack
Audio Assault has announced a 64-bit version of the GrindMachine guitar amp effect plug-in for Windows and Mac, featuring 10 realistic high gain amps and 20 dynamically modeled cabs.
So I have finished porting my plugin to 64x and Improved the 32bit version as well (AU version coming real soon!)
Changes in GrindMachine
- Improved Modelling Algorithms.
- Lower CPU Usage (700%).
- New Interface.
The plug-in is available to purchase for Windows and Mac (VST), priced at $29.99 USD. A free version with 1 German amp and 3 cabinets can be downloaded from the product page.
More information: Audio Assault
HOFA-Plugins has announced the release of IQ-Comp V2, a compressor effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
IQ-Comp is a compressor which is well suited for all mixing and mastering applications. The FlavorEQs allow to apply versatile colorations to the compression.
The IQ-Comp’s upgrade extends it with a “rough” compression mode which is especially suited for transient rich drums. A look-ahead for compression was also added as a sidechain filter and preset buttons for the FlavorEQs. Furthermore, a clipper can limit the output level with up to 64 times oversampling. Along with the M/S mode this makes IQ-Comp V2 ideal for all buss and mastering applications.
IQ-Comp V2 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available to purchase for 119.90 EUR. The upgrade is free for all IQ-Comp customers who purchased after January 1st, 2013. Customers who purchase IQ-Comp before this date can upgrade for 29.90 EUR.
More information: HOFA-Plugins / IQ-Comp V2