New Sonic Arts launches Easter Sale – Over 40% off bundle

New Sonic Arts has announced its Easter Sale, offering a bundle of Granite, Nuance, and Granite Aura at a discounted price for a limited time.

New Sonic Arts Easter Sale

Before the end of April, pick up our entire suite of products for an unbelievable price. With more than 40% savings, now is the perfect time to discover the outstanding sound and next-generation workflow of New Sonic Arts.

Visit www.newsonicarts.com to download demos, check out audio examples and find out more.

The bundle is available for 99 EUR/$119 USD until April 30th, 2014.

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Reveal Sound intros Minimal, Deep & Techno Basics for Spire

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Reveal Sound has introduced Minimal, Deep & Techno Basics, a soundset by MEA for the Spire synthesizer instrument plug-in.

MEA Minimal, Deep & Techno

A must have for every Spire users. This soundset brings the finest basses, synthys, backsound, pads and sequenzers to you. You can also use it in other genres. The freshness, pressure and deepness of this soundset is unique. With this soundset you can stand out from others.

Minimal, Deep & Techno Basics features

  • 64 Leads, Basses, Synths, Backs, Pads & Plucks (1 Soundbank).
  • 100% royalty-free.
  • Requires Spire 1.08+ or higher.

The soundset is available for purchase for 9 EUR / $12 USD.

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Native Instruments releases Rise & Hit for Kontakt

Native Instruments has announced the release of Rise & Hit, the first instrument dedicated to creating thrilling tension and suspense with build-ups and climactic hits.

Native Instruments Rise & Hit

RISE & HIT uses an extensive range of over 8 GB of exclusively recorded and studio-produced sounds. An easy-to-use interface offers detailed editing with integrated effects and mastering tools for endless sound design capabilities. RISE & HIT runs in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER.

Central to RISE & HIT is its extensive sample library of expertly–produced sounds. From a full orchestra and heavily processed field recordings, to other-worldly synthesized and hybrid sounds, the library offers an incredible range of sonic material found nowhere else. Over 4000 samples are used in 700 single-layer and 250 multi-layer pre-designed sounds for creating hair-raising build-ups consisting of a swelling “riser” and a shorter, climactic “hit”. Each sound comes in four separate lengths to drastically alter the rise length, plus a transient “whoosh” hit option easily match any score without losing sound quality along the way. Up to four sounds can be layered at a time to create highly complex textures.

RISE & HIT offers sound designers a comprehensive toolkit with an intuitive interface for quick workflow and results. All features are easily accessible through tabbed panels and can be customized within the instrument, saving time and sparking inspiration at every step of the creative process. Readily available are a wide selection of effects to add character and radically alter sounds. Reverb and delay add sonic depth, while 26 custom filters allow quick frequency design for when inspiration strikes. 29 spatial, dynamic, and distortion effects, offer advanced control of sound stage, size, and texture.

For further customization, RISE & HIT boasts an integrated modulation engine designed to fully automate layer parameters. Though preset modulation curves are available, parameters can be adjusted using envelopes, for pinpoint accuracy and vigorous results. Once a build-up is ready to be finalized, a suite of additional mastering effects such as compression, saturation, and equalization can be applied to fine-tune the sound.

Key to the conception and production of RISE & HIT was sound master Uli Baronowsky of Galaxy Instruments. Already a trusted NI partner, Uli now brings his proven mastery of high quality sampling and sound reinforcement to the immense sonic variety found in RISE & HIT.

The Rise & Hit library is available for purchase for $149 USD / 149 EUR / £129 GBP. It runs in KONTAKT 5 and the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER.

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The Drum Broker releases Essential Kicks

Drum Broker Essential Kicks

The Drum Broker has announced the release of Essential Kicks, a new collection of kick drum samples.

100% Original. 100% Essential. The Drum Broker Essential series is a must have collection of drum samples for your production arsenal. We started from scratch on these samples and brought our A+ game. Don’t sleep on the first installment of the series, ‘Essential Kicks’!

Nowadays, there are thousands of ‘one-shot’ kick drums on the market. Sometimes it’s difficult to find the right textures that truly stand out from the rest. Essential Kicks includes 30 kick drums with pure punch and personality, each treated with care and attention to detail! With true transient designing, sharp multi-band eq’ing & stereo imaging, this collection is sure to become a true staple in your collection.

The pack is available for $9.99 USD.

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Nord releases Fairlight Collection

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Nord has announced the release of the Fairlight collection, a major addition to the Nord Sample Library.

Fairlight

The Fairlight was the first commercially available polyphonic sampler when launched back in 1979 and it opened up the doors of sampling to many artists and producer during the 80′s.

The sounds in this collection were all sampled from a newly overhauled Fairlight CMI System IIx, with detailed mapping to capture that characteristic Fairlight sound!

The Nord Sample Library is compatible with the Nord Wave, Nord Electro 3/4, Nord Piano 2 and Nord Stage 2.

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Diginoiz releases 808 Adventures sample pack

Diginoiz 808 Adventures

Diginoiz has announced the release of 808 Adventures, a new sample pack featuring the sounds of the Roland TR-808.

This time we’ve decided to collect some classics in one place! We took vintage gear, including the most popular drum machine ever – the TR-808, and produced some great sounding drum one shot samples.

Our main purpose was to get high quality drum samples with warm sound and best dynamics. Finally we think that we’ve made it! What more can we say? Perfect for all genres, from urban, trap, south, hip hop, r&b to club and pop music. To get this pro and unique sound we’ve used vintage SSL, Manley and Api hardware, recording everything on the Apogee Symphony. You will simply love this drum pack!

‘808 Adventures’ contains 139 drum one shots, 90 Mb, multi-format material (24-bit WAV, 24-bit AIFF and 16-bit WAV) ready to use in your favorite sampler or sequencer, both hardware and software, including: Logic, GarageBand, Soundtrack, Digital Performer, Sony Acid, Ableton Live, Adobe Audition, Cakewalk Sonar, Pro Tools, Stylus Rmx, Emagic EXS24 and many more.

The sample pack is available for purchase for 20 EUR.

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Drum Broker releases Analog Soul by Erik Jackson

Erik Jackson Analog Soul

The Drum Broker has introduced Analog Soul, a drum kit pack by Erik Jackson.

The Drum Broker has teamed up with veteran & professional sound designer Erik Jackson to bring you an all new, all original, drum kit entitled ‘Analog Soul’.

These drums have been created and designed from the ground up using an arsenal of analog synths including the Moog Minitaur & Moog Sub Phatty. They were recorded through a Manly Pre-Amp, EQ’d & Shaped by an SSL Alpha Channel & Transient Designer. Erik used a Sonor Brush Kit for the acoustic drums which were recorded through his Avalon Pre-Amp.

Analog Soul features

  • 280 original drum samples.
  • Includes 71 hi hats, 71 kicks, 18 shakers, 71 snares, 49 live, vinyl fx, and bonus drums.
  • Equipment used: Moog Sub Phatty, Moog Minitaur, Manly Pre, SSL Alpha Channel, Transient Designer, Sonor Brush Kit + Avalon Pre.

The sample pack is available for $24.99 USD.

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Patchpool releases Spectral Rays for LinPlug Spectral

Patchpool has announced the release of Spectral Rays, a soundset for the Spectral synthesizer instrument by LinPlug.

Patchpool Spectral Rays

This second soundset by Simon Stockhausen for LinPlug’s Spectral, featuring 100 patches focusing on very musical and expressive lead sounds, rich, dreamy, glassy, cold and lush pads, groovy and futuristic sequences, complex and ethereal soundscapes, electronic textures inspired by the world of science fiction and some dark and deep drone sounds from the core of the underworld.

All waveforms and filter shapes in this soundset are programmed from scratch, exploring new and exciting sonic territories. The Modwheel is assigned for most of the patches, many presets also use Aftertouch.

Spectral Rays features

  • 16 Pads.
  • 18 Drones & Sweeps.
  • 17 Soundscapes.
  • 7 Leads.
  • 7 Stabs & Plucks.
  • 20 Arps & Sequencers.
  • 13 Alien & SciFi.
  • 2 Bass.

The soundset is available for purchase for 25 EUR.

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