Samplephonics has launched Leo Wood Vocal Sessions, a soulful collection of full vocal tracks complete with harmonies and addlibs.
This is our first sample pack containing fully formed vocal tracks with verses and choruses, available to you, our adoring fans, completely royalty free.
Written by Leo herself each song differs in style, flirting with jazz, funk, folk, blues, soul and RnB, easily adaptable to any desired electronic genre, be it house, drum and bass, hip hop or pop.
Loops are divided and labelled intelligently so you can easily drop corresponding parts into your project with one swoop. The sample library is divided into 5 main songs and totals 351 24 Bit Wav loops in total.
The sample library is available for purchase for £34.70 GBP. For a limited time a 30% discount is available with coupon code SummerSale30 at checkout.
More information: Samplephonics
Zenhiser has launched Classic House Drum Sounds, a collection of 250+ authentic retro drum sounds, stabs & one shots.
We knew it was only a matter of time before we received a huge amount of requests for Classic 90’s House drum sounds, and with our love for everything retro we knew it would sit perfectly in the Zenhiser catalogue. Consisting of all the elements anyone needs to create authentic 90’s Classic House drums ‘Classic House Drum Sounds’ weaves it’s way through Jackin’ 90’s House, Classic Piano House, 90’s Techno, Italo House, the early UK Garage sound and just about everything in between.
The drum sounds within ‘Classic House Drum Sounds’ sound truly authentic, there’s no crystal digital drums, instead a little dirt, some sharp frequencies and the odd vinyl crackle which makes these vintage house drum sounds refreshingly iconic. Included in the sound pack are hi hats, kicks, percussion, snares and misc sounds including vinyl crackle and vocal stabs. To finish the classic house drum pack off we also included ‘Instruments’, a select collection of oldskool chord stabs and instrumental one shots.
The sample pack is available for purchase for $35 AUD.
More information: Zenhiser / Classic House Drum Sounds
Lukas Blersch has announced that the Thesis 2, granular delay effect plug-in for Windows is now available as freeware.
The granular delay that supports pitch shifting, timestretching, panning options and LFO modulation.
Fully MIDI integrated and tempo synchronised, along with a preset system that supports real time preset changes.
Windows 32 bit or bridged 64 bit.
- Pitch shifters, unisono, bitcrushers, delay effects and more.
- Midi learn, keyboard + pitchbend.
- Stereo imaging tools.
- High quality sound processing tools.
- Custom skins.
The plug-in is available as a free download at ShuLukHash.nl
More information: Thesis 2
HISS and a ROAR has released Tortured Wood, a unique 7GB sound library featuring the sounds of breaking wood.
Tortured Wood? Hell yes! We’ve spent the last month breaking wood, slamming 40kg poles into stacks of debris, throwing pallets, planks and furniture around as loudly as possible! We also tortured wood in our quiet foley room, rendering half a dozen baskets into kindling & capturing some truly nasty crunches, creaks and breaks.
Primarily captured with Sennheiser MKH8040 ORTF microphones, we also used contact mics at times (although its very difficult to keep them attached to disintegrating wood!) We also captured some of the louder moments to Nagra 4.2 which will be released as a free update to this library, once final demonising is complete.
The library is available for the introductory price of $79 USD until August 9th, 2014 (regular $99 USD).
More information: HISS and a ROAR / Tortured Wood
Xmonsta has launched PULL, a touchscreen device editor for Ableton that uses the iPad.
It is an extremely fast and efficient workflow tool. Use it alongside other controllers, such as Ableton PUSH, or APC40, or any other controller, even a mouse.
In a nutshell, PULL allows you to edit fullscreen versions of every ableton device from your iPad . It follows any device that is currently selected and displays a very large, multi-touch template on the iPad for editing.
PULL is available for purchase for £25 GBP.
More information: Xmonsta / PULL
Acustica Audio has launched the new Red Eq, a free equalizer effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Red Eq is a free equalizer which provides three fixed bands at 80Hz, 1.8kHz and 8kHz, the upper and lower bands being shelving while the middle has a traditional bell response.
There’s an ample 16dB of cut and boost, and though the EQ may look limited compared to a parametric, it actually sounds nicely musical and the frequencies have been chosen with care. A five-section led level meter and an output gain knob allow you to control the overall output level from the unit up to a maximum of +6dB. A red warning lamp lights if the signal approaches clipping, due to excessive use of boost on already hot signals. It can be used to make adjustments in the most needed areas of the audio spectrum without the sound losing its focus.
Red Eq features
- Mac OS X: VST 32/64-bit, AU 32-bit.
- Windows: VST 32/64-bit.
- New CORE5 engine (improved performances).
- Delay time significantly reduced.
- New installer.
- Faster loading and less dropouts.
The plug-in is a free download (requires registration, also free).
More information: Acustica Audio / Red Eq
Adam Monroe Music has released a Mac OS X version of Honky Tonk Piano and updated the Windows version to 2.0.
Adam Monroe’s Honky Tonk piano is an instrument/sample library that is designed to replicate the full range and “honky” sound of a vintage chickering upright piano.
Changes in Honky Tonk Piano v2.0
- Added a GUI pop-up window that tells a user how many samples have been loaded.
- Added multi-threading and a “Buffer For” switch. Dramatically improves playback on slower systems.
- Eliminated the need for sample data to exist in VST directory.
- Fixed problem with audio “pops” when holding down notes until their end.
- Optimized slow c++ code (dynamic lists) down to optimized C code (static arrays) and optimized buffering code.
- Wave file buffers are now properly freed when closing plugin.
- Eliminated 100MB deallocation memory leak.
- Eliminated the need for sample data to exist in VST directory, a user can now place samples anywhere and the VST will ask for their location.
Honky Tonk Piano (VST/AU/Kontakt) is available for purchase for $20 USD.
More information: Adam Monroe Music / Honky Tonk Piano