Sounds To Sample releases Mad Zach’s Lab: Deep House

Mad Zach's Lab: Deep House

Sounds To Sample has released Mad Zach’s Lab: Deep House, a Mad Lab Audio sample pack featuring thoughtfully crafted sounds, instruments, and creative deep house musical ideas, expertly tuned by the ears of a master.

Every element of the deep house style is covered – of course with a Mad Zach twist – from 909 heavy drums, to classic and forward thinking bass, supple pads, saw square and saw rooted synths, dusty mood samples, vocal chops, and a super powerful percussion rack.

Mad Zach’s Lab: Deep House features

  • Fully pimped out production and performance template for Ableton with all sounds and instruments built in – no third party plugins required.
  • A complete arsenal of raw analog and classic tones – all sampled at clean 24bit resolution from gear like the TR-909, Juno 106, Moogerfoogers, even a rare British tube channel strip – just to name a few.
  • 4 fully crafted, amazing sounding demo songs (made exclusively with the template) – which can be picked apart and analyzed for remixing, learning, or just having fun.
  • Deep custom drum racks – with macro’s set up to control the tone of all your essential sounds easily.
  • Dynamic analog sample instruments – All the instruments in the pack were created by sampling raw waveforms from vintage analog synthesizers, and dropping them into samplers with full macro controls over all your most important synthesis parameters.
  • 20 forward-thinking drum and percussion sketches – provided as part-separated audio/midi files, as well as from within Ableton for complete tonal control and pattern manipulation.
  • 7 insanely funky built in grooves, which have been meticulously extracted from the original 909 shuffles.
  • Inspiring clip grid loaded with 66 drum and 53 percussion loops organized into 10 separate idea clusters each with sets of loops for, bass, synth, mood, and other sounds.
  • Mood and vocal sounds – loaded into their own rack with custom eq/effects macro’s.
  • Built in mixing with specialized routing, side-chain compression, custom effects racks, and tone macro’s.

The pack is available for purchase for 14.99 EUR.

More information: Sounds To Sample / Mad Zach’s Lab: Deep House

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KX77FREE updates Kx-Modulad, Kx-Synth-x16, Kx-PolyMod & Kx-PolyM-CSE

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KX77FREE has announced updates to its Kx-Modulad, Kx-Synth-x16, Kx-PolyMod, and Kx-PolyM-CSE free synthesizer instruments for Windows.

KX77FREE Kx-PolyM-CSE
Kx-PolyM-CSE is a vintage modular polyphonic synthesizer with CV/GATE sequencer and CS70M emulation.

Changes in KX77FREE plug-ins

  • Kx-Modulad v3.0:
    • News: Filters, Ring modulator, Fx, Envelopes, SF2 player, Distortion, Lfos, Host synchronization…
    • Oversampling available for some filters, the ring modulator and the distortion.
    • Now the Lfos are band limited and use the oscillator waveforms.
    • Oscillator phase reset (Gate) available in all modes (Poly, Mono, Unison).
    • Midi controllers with aftertouch like the Kx-PolyMod.
    • Unison mode with portamento (up to 3 voices).
    • Polyphony setting (2 to 6 voices).
    • Improvement of the S/N ratio of the Vco2 synchronization.
    • Improvement of the SF2 large banks and waveforms loading.
    • Improvement of the Scope by setting its rate to 15 hz.
    • SSE2 SEM modules, less cpu use (up to 25% won following the preset) and size.
    • SSE2 KxWaveTracer.exe.
  • Kx-Synth-x16 v5.0:
    • New SSE2 sem modules (less of cpu use and size).
    • New filter more close of the original filter (based of BLT’s recordings) and SVF filters added.
    • Now the Sustain time is adjusted with the On parameter when the envelopes are looped.
    • Possibility to adjust the levels of all main generators with only one knob (vcos, ring modulator, noise).
    • Under Bar host synchronization (envelopes).
    • Only two outputs for the compatibility with jBridge and some hosts.
    • Improvement of oscillators: reset, synchronization and waveforms loading.
    • Improvement of ring modulator: new oversampling filter and now the equalizer is before the inputs.
    • Improvement of sequencer: files loading and host synchronization.
    • Internal changes for use common modules with the others plug-ins.
    • Internal presets modified.
  • Kx-PolyMod v1.57:
    • 6 new filters: SV (type R, more resonance) and Vcs3 (based of BLT’s recordings).
    • Update of Fx filters (Sv to Sv type R).
    • S/N ratio of the Vco1 synchronization improved.
    • Improvement of MgL filters with the MgLQ and MgLQd, they are oversampled x4 and can use more resonance level, they replace the MgL2 and MgLd. Also the new resonance curve of the Lo* filter (renamed Mg*and Mgd*) is very close of the one of MglQ (less cpu use).
    • Possibility to disable the reset of oscillators.
    • Improvement of Kxmod generators.
    • Minor internal changes.
    • Fixed bug: The delay line of the MgLd filter for the oversampling interpolation input was not boosted like the input signal.
  • Kx-PolyM-CSE v1.1d:
    • 6 new filters: SV (type R, more resonance) and Vcs3 (based of BLT’s recordings).
    • Improvement of Lo* and Hi* filters (renamed Mg* and Mgd*).
    • Update of Fx filters (Sv to Sv type R).
    • S/N ratio of the vcos synchronization improved.
    • Ring modulator: new oversampling filter (upper fc).
    • Possibility to disable the reset of oscillators.
    • Improvement of Kxmod generators.
    • Minor internal changes.
    • Fixed bug: An All Note Off Midi message is sending when the keyboard split limits are modified to avoid possible blocked notes during a program change.

The plug-ins are available to download for Windows (VST).

More information: KX77FREE

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Soundsdivine releases Creative Impulses

Soundsdivine Creative Impulses

Soundsdivine has announced the release of Creative Impulses, a collection of impulse responses.

A small collection of 64 unique stereo impulse responses made using a range of hardware reverbs in combination with a eurorack modular system.

All IRs are 24bit / 96kHz in .wav format.

The library is available for purchase for 9 EUR. Requires a convolution reverb plug-in.

Creative Impulses are now included with MM+ instrument. Previous customers of MM+ can get a free copy of impulse library.

More information: Soundsdivine / Creative Impulses

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Holderness Media releases Caramel distortion & crusher effect for iPad

Holderness Media has announced the release of Caramel, a highly playable distortion, crusher and fattener effect processor for iPad.

Caramel (performance view)

Designed for use with the Audiobus app and USB audio interfaces, Caramel lets you easily add grit, punch and character to input sources such as drums, synth, bass and guitar. Create punchy distorted drum sounds and basslines, colorful lo-fi digital distortion and more.

Caramel also works as an Inter-app Audio effect inside hosts such as AudioShare, Auria, Cubasis and Apple’s own Garageband. Caramel supports Core MIDI for controlling the effect parameters with your favorite MIDI controllers.

Caramel features

  • Great for adding punch, grit and sonic character to drums, bass and synths with ease.
  • Compatible with USB audio interfaces such as the Apogee Jam, One, Duet and many more.
  • Crunch, Crush, Girth, Sizzle and Bite parameters for shaping your distortion tone.
  • Girth parameter adds subtle to punishing low end boost to drums and bass.
  • Independent left and right channel effects engines can be linked or controlled independently for interesting stereo distortion.
  • Use Caramel as an effect inside Garageband, Auria, Cubasis, and AudioShare using Audiobus or Inter-app audio.
  • Supports new Audiobus 2 state saving feature for full parameter recall via Audiobus presets.
  • Supports Core MIDI, Virtual MIDI and Network MIDI, plus MIDI learn for easily mapping your favorite controller to Caramel’s effect parameters.
  • Two distinct modes: Perform and Tweak.
  • Playable presets, allowing for interesting sonic experimentation on the fly.
  • Several stereo output modes including Normal Stereo, Wide Stereo and Sum To Mono.

Caramel is available for purchase for $4.99 USD at the iTunes AppStore.

More information: Caramel

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PG Music releases Band-in-a-Box 2014

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PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2014

PG Music has announced the release of Band-in-a-Box 2014, the latest version of the music software which comes with over 50 new features and enhancements and a new look.

Band-in-a-Box is so easy to use! Just type in the chords for any song using standard chord symbols (like C, Fm7, or C13b9), choose the style you’d like, and Band-in-a-Box does the rest… Band-in-a-Box automatically generates a complete professional-quality arrangement of piano, bass, drums, guitar, and strings or horns.

RealTracks add the human element of great session musicians to your songs and version 2014 offers some of the most exciting new RealTracks yet! Plus, version 2014 has a great new look with a redesigned GUI, 54 MIDI SuperTracks, 36 Artist Performances and much more!

Band-in-a-Box for Windows and Mac is available for purchase for $129 USD. Band-in-a-Box 2013 users can upgrade for $49 USD.

More information: PG Music

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Fabrizio Poce updates J74 Progressive to v2.0

Fabrizio Poce has released version 2.0 of J74 Progressive, a Max for Live tool set for chord progression making and harmonic editing.

J74 Progressive

The new version provides new functionality for chord progression editing, MIDI clip editing (humanize velocity and timing) and for detecting musical information in audio material (notes, chords, scales).

Changes in Progressive v2.0

  • Techniques for borrowed chords and accidentals.
  • Additional control for chord inversion.
  • Additional control to arpeggio settings (note can be omitted).
  • Swing, groove and velocity dynamics.
  • A new device, the “Audio Analyzer”, which processes audio input in real time visualizing notes and extracting chord and scale information.

Progressive is available for purchase for $12 USD.

More information: J74 / Progressive

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Audiomodern releases DeciBell free Kontakt instrument

Audiomodern DeciBell

Audiomodern has released DeciBell, a free instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

DeciBell for NI KONTAKT is a Bell-tone synth patch from a modded Roland analog synthesizer routed to a “distant” TC Electronics Reverb 4000 patch.

Simple user interface with a filtter cutoff knob.

The pack is available to download at no charge (valid email address required). Requires Kontakt 5.2.16 or higher, full version.

More information: Audiomodern / DeciBell

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