Dmitry Sches has released version 1.30 of Diversion, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
This time the update is not huge, but quite interesting. The update is all about samples. Diversion can play samples and do granular synthesis, though there is no support for AIFF and multisamples, for now just WAV.
In order to make fun from all of this, there is record button added to Diversion. Now you can click record button, play MIDI and record output audio. In a single menu click you can insert the recorded sample back into oscillator and continue over again.
Apart from samples, there are lots of minor fixes for GUI and stability both for Mac and Win.
Changes in Diversion v1.30
- Added sample playback support, including granular synthesis.
- Added output audio recording feature.
- Many minor stability fixes.
Diversion for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase at a discounted price of $89 USD (regular $169 USD) until January 15th, 2014.
More information: Dmirty Sches / Diversion
Samplephonics has released Motion FX, a sound fx sample library by Saro Sahihi.
Motion FX is the expert creation of sound designer Saro Sahihi from Soundbits. The sample pack contains an essential collection of whooshes, swishes, impacts, builds and dives, for sound designers, composers and music producers.
There are over 400 24 Bit Wav samples for creating builds, tension, impact and shape. Textures include crisp and crunchy, wide and intense, deep and rumbling and soft and staurated, and have been formed from a combination of foley recordings, granular synthesis and advanced effects processing.
The sample pack is available to purchase for £34.70 GBP.
More information: Samplephonics
Rankin Audio has released Ableton Drum Racks – Dubstep, a collection of 10 Ableton Drum Racks designed to give you everything you need to nail the dubstep drum sound.
Each rack is equipped with a specially selected kit of drum hits, all lovingly processed to give the best sound possible and then set up with a selection of Macros for you to tweak until your heart’s content. We have also added Wav files as loops for anyone needing to just drop in some loops for immediate satisfaction.
Rankin Audio has lead the way with Dubstep sample packs and presets in recent years and this pack is no exception. The racks are ready to drop straight in and give you instant, punchy and crisp drums that will cut through your mix perfectly. Each rack has a midi file already attached to give you further inspiration for loops. The midi files range from skippy steppers to Datsik style stompers and beyond. This will give you even more knowledge on the drum patterns as well as the right hits. The Macros are set up with functions like adding extra punch to your kick, tighten your snare or specifically designed dynamic compression for the whole rack.
Ableton Drum Racks Dubstep features
- 1 Ableton Live8+ Drum Racks Live Set.
- 10 Drum Racks.
- 10 MIDI Files.
- 10 Drum Loops WAV.
- 94 Single Drum Hit samples.
- Macro controls.
- Individual EQ & Compression.
The Live Pack is available to purchase for £9.95 GBP.
More information: Rankin Audio / Ableton Drum Racks – Dubstep
The Drum Broker has announced Kingsway Music Library Vol. 2, a collection of 17 original samples (master clearance guaranteed) created by multi genre music producer and composer, Frank Dukes.
The Kingsway Music Library was created for the sample based producer, DJ, and beatmaker who wants original music to chop, flip, and arrange into headbanging beats without the hassle of digging through endless stacks of vinyl or worrying about sample clearance issues.
The Kingsway samples were recorded to 1 inch tape at 30 IPS, using an onslaught of rare vintage gear and instruments that the average beatmaker, producer, & DJ don’t have access to.
As a heavy collector of records and former sampling beat maker, Frank has an intimate knowledge of what makes a great sample and what makes a dope beat. These samples were created using extreme attention to detail specifically with the beatmaker and producer in mind.
Kingsway Music Library Vol. 2 features
- 17 original samples by Frank Dukes (producer credits include Jake One, Illmind, Cardiak, and more).
- Instruments featured in these samples: Rare Vintage Synths: Yamaha CS80, Memorymoog, Korg Monopoly, Polymoog and more. Vintage Drums, guitar & bass amps, guitars, basses, pianos, brass, strings, etc.
- Samples will be delivered in HQ 16-Bit .WAV files.
The sample pack is available to purchase for $39.99 USD. Individual samples are also available for $5.99 USD each.
More information: Drum Broker / Kingsway Music Library 2
Blue-eyed Blond Ape has announced Rezo, a soundset for the Diva virtual analog synthesizer by u-he.
This soundbank is suitable for all kinds of electronic music you can think of and more.
There are 400 presets for new Digital Oscillator and Uhbie modules, plus 100 variations and besides that you get a bonus of 139 presets for older modules.
All presets for new modules have mod-wheel assignments and all “Bass” presets for older modules also have MW assignments. For your convenience a set is separated into two folders, one for new Diva modules and one for older modules.
The soundset is available to purchase for $30 USD.
More information: Blue-eyed Blond Ape / Rezo
ADSR Sounds has announced its Christmas Sale, offering selected soundset for Native Instruments Massive at a discounted price for a limited time.
The soundsets are available to purchase for $5 USD.
More information: ADSR Sounds / Christmas Massive Sale