Organic Loops releases Real Strings Vol 6 – Broken Chords

Organic Loops has launched Real Strings Vol 6 – Broken Chords, a loops library of violins, performing the distinctive texture of rolling arpeggios.

Organic Loops Real Strings Vol 6 - Broken Chords

There are 94 chord patterns, recorded across 4 bars, at 100 and 120 bpm. The loops cover major, minor and open 5th chords, and unusual patterns like augmented, diminished and sus chords. The pack also includes sustained notes with rising and falling dynamics.

The pack really comes to life for producers who own Kontakt 5 as they are treated to a fully scripted performance instrument that features a customisable preset of up to 8 Broken (arpeggiated) chord patterns, a two octave spread of single notes to compliment the arpeggios and a reverb module to add air to the sounds and loops. Real Strings – Broken Chords features clever key switching allowing producers to change between the 8 loaded sequences on the fly with the ability to also change the root key of each loop. Tempo changes are not a problem as the instrument will use Kontakt 5’s ability to follow your DAWs tempo.

The sample library is available for purchase for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Organic Loops / Real Strings Vol 6 Broken Chords

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Toontrack releases N.Y. Studios Collection Producer Presets Bundle

Toontrack N.Y. Studios Collection Producer Presets Bundle

Toontrack has announced the release of N.Y. Studios Collection Producer Presets Bundle, a bundle including 6 individual titles of presets for the SDX sound libraries in the New York Studios Collection: the core Superior Drummer 2 library, the New York Studios Vol.2 SDX and the New York Studios Vol.3 SDX. In total, the collection includes 30 individually crafted and mix-ready kits.

The three Big Drums titles were crafted by Toontrack’s own head of sound design, Mattias Eklund, and designed to showcase the amazing acoustics of the main recording rooms at the renowned Avatar Studios, Allaire Studios and The Hit Factory. Get ten incredibly creative takes on how to mix ambient drums, using a number of varying tools, channel selections and the built-in effects in Superior Drummer 2, tweaked to the very outer limits.

The preset collections by Neil Dorfsman and Pat Thrall take you back directly inside the creative minds of the very men who helmed the consoles when the original sessions took place. Get fresh, new ideas on how to squeeze, tweak, shape and mold the raw material of these pristine recordings into all-new, layered, hybrid kits. From ambient to dry, punchy and edgy.

Use these settings as a starting point to hone your own tones, or just call up a preset and sit back. Get the most out of your SDX libraries – put the powerful framework of Superior Drummer 2 to work.

The bundle is available for purchase for 29 EUR.

More information: Toontrack / N.Y. Studios Collection Presets Bundle

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Loopbased intros Club Streets, Studio Session Drums, XO Musik & more

Loopbased has announced the release of 10 new sound packs from its partners.

New packs at Loopbased

New at Loopbased

  • Chillstep Express – Pack your bags, we are proud to present Chillstep Express, an unmissable journey through the warm and wonderful world of ambient dubstep. A truly versatile chillstep sample pack of drifting melodies and deep understated tones.
  • Science Fiction – This micro pack from SFXsource contains 46 Science Fiction sounds ready to land on your latest multimedia project or for use as a basis for further sound design for electronic music genres.
  • Club Streets takes inspiration from the biggest names in RnB, Urban and Hip Hop to bring you 10 Construction Kits and nearly 120 unique musical loops covering all the essentials of the genre.
  • The Mandolin from Sounds And Effects brings you the same attention to detail, audio fidelity and responsiveness of ‘Pure Acoustic Guitars’ in this brand new collection of sampler patches and samples.
  • Total Club Anthems is an unbelievable collection of five outstanding multi-tracks from Pulsed Records. Inspired by Fedde Le Grand, Avicii, Eric Prydz, Afrojack, and more, this multi-format product is a total must-have for all club producers.
  • Collision TRock On Steroids is a new genre of Trap Rock that was created by Big Citi Loops. This masterpiece includes live vocals, live guitars and some live drums.
  • Studio Session Drums – SFXsource brings 499 drum and percussion loops performed by professional session drummers in a wide range of tempos and genres. Featuring big, rocking beats, hard electronic rhythms, Latin-flavoured grooves, live Hip Hop …
  • XO Musik is an amazing new product from Jungle Loops. This pack includes five monstrous Construction Kits inspired by artists such as Kanye West, Big Sean, Juicy J, Mac Miller, and many others.
  • XO Musik For Sylenth from Jungle Loops is a new collection of hot presets for the Sylenth1 VSTi. Inside you will find 35 perfectly-made sounds for your next Hip Hop or Trap hit.
  • Turntables – The classic art of Turntabalism may be primarily linked with Hip Hop, but this pionering technique of manipulating sounds using nothing but some vinyl, decks and a mixer has found it’s way into many other modern genres.

The packs are now available for purchase as a download from Loopbased.

More information: Loopbased

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IK Multimedia intros iRig UA, iRig Mic Studio & iRig PowerBridge

IK Multimedia has introduced three new products at the Winter NAMM 2015.

IK Multimedia iRig UA

iRig UA is the first universal guitar effects processor and interface for all Android devices.

IK is pleased to announce iRig UA, the first digital effects processor and interface to allow universal near-zero latency guitar processing with AmpliTube UA on all devices with Android 4.0 or higher and that support USB host mode/USB OTG.

iRig UA represents a paradigm shift for Android users, that for the first time, will now be able to experience high-quality real time effects processing on any Android device.

iRig UA will be available soon, priced at 79.99 EUR.

IK Multimedia iRig Mic Studio

The iRig Mic Studio is an ultra-portable large-diaphragm digital microphone for for iOS devices, Mac/PC and Android.

Offering superior sound and an extremely portable size, it packs a 1” diameter condenser capsule into an ultra-compact enclosure to capture professional recordings anywhere.

With iRig Mic Studio, creative hobbyists or pros of all types have a studio-quality large-diaphragm microphone that fits in the palm of their hand!

iRig Mic Studio will be available for purchase soon for 144.99 EUR.

IK Multimedia iRig PowerBridge

iRig PowerBridge is a universal charging solution for all iRig accessories using your iOS devices.

iRig PowerBridge is a new charging system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that allows for the continuous charge of the device while using iRig accessories.

Now mobile musicians can practice, perform and record with their favorite 30-pin or Lightning compatible digital IK gear — like iRig Mic HD, iRig HD, iRig Keys, iRig PRO or iRig MIDI 2 — for as long as they want, anytime and everywhere.

iRig PowerBridge is available for pre-order for 54.99 EUR.

More information: IK Multimedia

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Freaky Loops releases Maschine Pro: EDM

Freaky Loops has launched Maschine Pro: EDM, the first pack in a new series of Maschine libraries.

Freaky Loops Maschine Pro: EDM

Featuring 35 Maschine kits at 128BPM (.mxgrp) including a total of 611 sounds and 195 MIDI patterns. A powerful tool for your Maschine Studio with more innovative sounds.

You will find the sounds have been crafted with layering in mind, to get your beats knocking and sounding professional in seconds – all you need to do is press play and record! The kits are layered with inspirational, saturated classic sounds and instruments and arranged in a practical order for real time play, either live or in the studio. From hard-hitting drums to club pumping basses, cracking club-ready grooves to thundering kicks, epic leads to huge chords, snarling snares to crystal-clear hats (open and closed), big melodic pads to blazing synths, piercing percussion to sizzling SFX and more.. Taking influence from other defining genres such as Progressive House, Techno and Electro and fusing them seamlessly into todays EDM scene. Regardless of what music you make there is something in here that will trigger your creativity.

The pack is available from Loopmasters for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Freaky Loops / Maschine Pro: EDM

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