Samples From Mars releases DATABENDERS_TOOLKIT sample pack

Samples From Mars DATABENDERS_TOOLKIT

Samples From Mars has announced the release of DATABENDERS_TOOLKIT, a sample pack featuring over 300 samples, two Ableton packs and MIDI clips full of strange and complex sounds created by corrupting data.

For this release, LA Based sound designer Skylar Trainor spent months bending 3d models, A.I. brains, graphics engines, VST plugins and his audio driver. The results of these long sessions were then sculpted and layered in Pro-Tools, and sent to Samples From Mars headquarters for extensive analog saturation. We made sure the waveforms became denser and packed with varieties of harmonic distortion.

The Results:
Cold and glitchy soundscapes, dark ambience, powerful and dirty drums and subs, reverses, and mutli-sampled modulations. These are complex FX that can be used for weird, ambient, avant garde Aphex Twin / Arca style tracks. Or surrounded by analog elements, and more straight forward 4X4 house tracks (Check the demos).

The sample pack is available for purchase for $22 USD.

More information: Samples From Mars / DATABENDERS_TOOLKIT

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Lindell Plugins announces Lindell 254E dynamics plugin

Lindell Plugins has announced the Lindell 254E, a limiter and compressor effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Lindell 254E

In 1968 the classical 2254 compressor/limiter was built for ABC to make their television broadcast sound better. It later, with the E revision, became an industry standard studio compressor that you’ve heard on countless hits.

47 years later we are now introducing a faithful plug-in of this beautiful vintage diode bridge compressor/limiter.

The Lindell 254E will be available in VST, VST3, AU, RTAS and AAX plug-in formats and cost $125 USD.

More information: Lindell Plugins

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Avid announces Flexible Licensing in Pro Tools, Avid Cloud Collaboration, and new services in the Avid Marketplace

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Avid has announced Pro Tools 12, the next generation of the industry-standard digital audio software.

Featuring new flexible licensing options, Pro Tools 12 delivers on Avid’s commitment to customer choice, a key element of Avid Everywhere™. The company also announced new innovations to support artist collaboration and content distribution with Avid Cloud Collaboration and new services in the Avid Marketplace.

“These new innovations demonstrate our commitment to providing audio customers with the choice, power, and flexibility they need to create the highest quality music and audio,” said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of Products and Technology at Avid. “With Pro Tools 12, audio professionals can now access the software in more ways than ever. They can find new talent and plugins, and get wide exposure for their work via the Avid Marketplace. And with the upcoming Avid Cloud Collaboration, customers will be able to create, connect, and collaborate in unprecedented new ways.”

Flexible Licensing Options in Pro Tools 12

Pro Tools 12 delivers new flexible licensing options, allowing customers to subscribe by as little as $29.99 per month, or to buy it outright. With these new options, users can stay current with future software updates and innovations as soon as they are released via the cloud, at no additional charge. This flexible licensing now provides artists with access to the same tools used by the top industry pros, at a price point they can afford.

Avid Cloud Collaboration

Avid Cloud Collaboration, initially to be accessed by Pro Tools users with others to follow, is a groundbreaking set of collaboration capabilities that enable artists to compose, record, edit, and mix sessions working with other Pro Tools users in the cloud, as if they are all together in the same studio. They simply invite other artists to collaborate on a session using built-in chat, or find new collaborators through the new Avid Marketplace Artist Community. If the person they want to work with doesn’t already have Pro Tools, they can simply download Pro Tools | First to start working together immediately.

Key benefits and features of Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools include:

  • Secure and hassle-free setup: Post sessions to your own cloud storage space and invite others to collaborate.
  • Fully integrated collaboration: Work on the same session at the same time or create offline and share updates directly within Pro Tools.
  • Comprehensive workflows: Share audio and MIDI tracks, edits, mix changes, automation, and more.
  • Simplified project and media management: Keep track of all contributors and version changes with automatic and fully customizable metadata tagging.
  • Built-in communication tools: Engage with collaborators through text or video chat directly from within Pro Tools.

Avid Marketplace

The Avid Marketplace invites Pro Tools users to engage in a community of artists, acquire new plug-ins and apps as they need them, and easily store and share their work on a global platform.

The Avid Marketplace enables artists and professionals to:

  • Find new talent and start new collaborations: With the Artist Community, any media professional and organization can search for the skills and specialties they need on a project, and start a working relationship.
  • Get plug-ins and apps immediately: With the Avid App Store, artists can find and immediately download the latest plug-ins and applications directly from within their creative tools.
  • Store and share their work with the world: The Avid Content Marketplace provides a new channel for artists to monetize their work by sharing it with a wide network of potential purchasers – with all licensing and rights agreements worked out through automatic templates.

Avid also announced that 17 new plug-ins and nine new plug-in bundles are now available in the Avid Marketplace and as in-app purchases in Pro Tools. There are now over 60 Avid plug-ins and bundles available for in-app purchase for Pro Tools | First, Pro Tools, and Pro Tools | HD. The new bundles include:

  • Eleven Effects Bundle — A collection of 17 Avid AAX Native, DSP and AudioSuite 64-bit plug-in effects modeled after circuitry and design of many popular analog “stomp-box” guitar effects.
  • Pro Series Bundle — Includes all five of the popular Avid Pro Series processors in AAX Native, DSP and AudioSuite 64-bit format as a single bundle at over 50% savings.
  • First Distortion Bundle, First Reverb Delay Bundle, First Guitar Bass Bundle, First Modulation Bundle, First EQ Dynamics Bundle, First AIR Effects Bundle, and First Air Instruments Bundle — Include selections from the new Eleven Effects and other Avid plug-ins, allowing Pro Tools | First users to access the professional creative tools they need to create richer sounding, more complex mixes.

Pro Tools software subscription and licensing options will be available in February 2015.

  • Pro Tools software monthly subscription (one-month license subscription with updates and support) starts at $29.99/month.
  • Pro Tools software annual upgrade plan (12 months of updates and support) starts at $199.
  • Pro Tools software annual subscription (12-month license subscription with updates and support) starts at $299.
  • Perpetual licenses for Pro Tools software (includes 12 months of updates and support) start at $899.

The new plug-ins and bundles are now available as in-app purchases within Pro Tools via the Avid Marketplace.

More information: Avid / Pro Tools

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Guda Audio updates Euterpe XL synth plugin to v1.1

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Guda Audio has released version 1.1 of Euterpe XL, a synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

GuDa Audio Euterpe XL

EuterpeXL is a software synthesizer with flexible unique oscillator waveform editor with modulateable points, classic oscillators including super saws, slick interface with changeable color sets and looks, many filters to choose from and a flexible oscilloscope to let you always see the sound you are playing.

Changes in Euterpe XL v1.1

  • Stereo unison voice support.
  • VuMeter choice on O-SCOPE.
  • Bug fixes.
  • Small GUI updates.
  • Fully functional demo version.

Euterpe XL for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for 49 EUR / $62 USD.

More information: Guda Audio / EuterpeXL

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Best Service announces Voyager Drums, TITAN 2, Klanghaus 2, ERA II & Emotional Cello

Best Service has introduced Voyager Drums, TITAN 2, Klanghaus 2, ERA II and Emotional Cello, 5 new libraries announced at NAMM.

Voyager Drums — Power-Drums by the maker of “Artist-Drums”.

Best Service Voyager Drums

Voyager Drums brings you two Power Drum Kits, recorded and edited by the maker of “Artist-Drums” and “Artist Grooves”.

The punchy and powerful sound is perfect for your Pop, Rock, Jazz and Funk productions. 360 MIDI Grooves for instant use are included.

Voyager Drums is available to pre-order for 79 EUR (regular 99 EUR). It will be available mid February 2015.

TITAN 2 — the biggest and most extensive Synthesizer Sound Collection of all times!

Best Service TITAN 2

24GB in size (78GB uncompressed) 10.000 multi samples, 200.000 single samples cover 244 of the greates classic analog and digital synths, workstations and the biggest modular systems as well as every recent trendy software synthesizer on the market.

Key focus was to preserve the unique sound character of the originals and to additianally give you the possibility to model completely new soundscapes never heard before.

TITAN 2 as well as the upgrade from TITAN (1) will be available from end of February 2015.

Klanghaus 2 — Collection of unique instruments, Grooves and Loops

Best Service Klanghaus 2

With your KLANGHAUS 2 virtual instrument you have access to a collection of unique instruments, invented and constructed by Ferdinand Foersch.
We recorded these instruments with best care and attention and then spent hundreds of hours to map them according to Ferdinand Foersch´s ideas and visions.

The result is a new instrument with lots of surprising sounds, divided in different categories. All rhythmical sequences are midi based and therefore adjust seamlessly to your sequencers speed. Also the midi input for the rhythmical sequences is quantized to “the next beat” for additional timing accuracy.

Klanghaus 2 will be available mid February 2015. An upgrade for users of Klanghaus (1) will be available at 19 EUR. All customers who have registered Klanghaus 1 from January 10th 2015 will receive the upgrade for free.

ERA II – Medieval Legends — Huge Set of historical instruments

Best Service ERA II

ERA II is a unique sample library featuring a huge set of historical instruments. All you have been waiting for your Medieval, Renaissance or Fantasy musical producti on in one virtual instrument.

Eduardo Tarilontes ERA II will follow the successful path of its predecessor and give you the best Medieval Instruments available in a virtual environment. With now more than 70 Instruments (25 new ones), more soundscapes, singers and a greatly enhanced user interface, this library is a must have, not only for all film and game composers.

Plucked, wind, reed, bowed, keyed and percussion multi sampled instruments, voices and an inspiring collecti on of magical soundscapes will push your music to the next level.

ERA II will be released by the end of March 2015. An Upgrade for users of Era will be available.

Emotional Cello — Virtual Cello for classic and cinematic use

Emotional Cello the new Kontakt Player instrument by Harmonic Subtones brings you a powerful and touching sound, which was recorded in a musical context to capture the natural bowing and expressive dynamics of a real player.

Best Service Emotional Cello

Emotional Cello has been designed to be applicable for classical settings as well as contemporary musical styles.

Intelligent scripting and 16 different articulations within the master patch make this true-legato-instrument extraordinary versatile. Two additional master patches cover Sul Ponticello and Harmonic articulations.

Emotional Cello also includes rather unusual articulations like sul ponticello – legato, harmonics – legato, morbid sustain, riccochet or the Bach bow. A special effect section with a Cello body percussion and some weird effects make this instrument complete.

Emotional Cello will be released mid March 2015.

More information: Best Service

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