Loopmasters releases Dub and Reggae Sound Station

Loopmasters has released Dub and Reggae Sound Station, a new royalty free sample collection produced by LA based collective Next Level Sound Station.

Dub and Reggae Sound Station

Dub and Reggae Sound Station features 7 authentic Dub and Reggae construction kits together with a wealth of ready to play multi sampled instruments and over 100 incredible Dub effects.

This collection of Roots ready song kits contains 7 unique construction kits each with its own melodic and percussion Loop elements including Guitar Leads & Skanks, Piano Bubbles and Chops, Heavyweight Dub Basses and Rock Steady Drums.

In addition to the song kits the guys have included some incredible multi sampled instruments including Bass Guitars, Electric Guitars with various effects, Melodica together with over 140 Dub Drum Shots and an essential collection of Dub FX such as Lasers, Police Sirens, Analog Sirens, Rewinds, Warning Sounds, Explosions, Gun Shots, Gongs, Lion Roars, Kung Foo Sounds, Swords Clashing, Sci-Fi Drops, Robotic Noises and not forgetting Air Horns.

The pack is available for purchase for £24.95 GBP. The loops and one-shot samples & sampler patches are sold separately for £15.95 GBP each.

More information: Loopmasters / Dub and Reggae Sound Station

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Loopmasters releases Synth Explorer – Jupiter-6

Loopmasters has launched Synth Explorer – Jupiter-6, the first title in a new series of royalty free loops and one shot samples that pay tribute to legendary synthesizers and drum machines.

Loopmasters Synth Explorer Jupiter-6

First up for the Synth Explorer collection is the classic Roland Jupiter 6. First introduced to the world in 1983 the Jupiter 6 was one of the first analogue synthesisers to adopt MIDI and is considered to be a solid 12 oscillator analogue workhorse with a distinctive but fully capable palette of sounds ranging from Ambient Drones, Smooth Pads, Analog Leads to Techy Blips and Noises.

Synth Explorer – Jupiter 6 has been produced using a mint condition Roland Jupiter 6 owned by one careful, well known producer, recorded live through a TL Audio C-1 dual valve compressor and a Neve 8801 channel strip to capture the pure sonic delight of this vintage synth beauty.

This edition of Vintage Explorer sees a wealth of Loop and one shot samples aimed towards the soulful spectrums of electronic music production with a slight angle towards Italo Disco, Funk, Nu Disco and Deep House as well as more experimental down tempo genres.

Synth Explorer Jupiter-6 features

  • 356 MB content, 24-bit quality.
  • Includes 41 arp loops, 24 music loops, 25 bass loops, 16 bass multi samples, 37 sfx hits, 41 chord hits, 34 synth stabs.
  • 90 REX2 files.
  • 114 soft sampler patches for Kontakt, HALion, EXS24, NN-XT and sfz formats.

The sample pack is available for purchase for £14.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Synth Explorer – Jupiter-6

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ADSR Sounds intros Kid Zero EDM Mega Pack for NI Massive

Kid Zero EDM Mega Pack

ADSR Sounds has introduced the EDM Mega Pack, a new sound pack by Kid Zero for the Massive synthesizer instrument from Native Instruments.

This pack comes with 70 armed to the teeth drop and breakdown-worthy presets that will fit into any EDM tack.

These ready to go presets are widely diverse and are inspired by some of EDM’s biggest producers (Showtek, Martin Garrix, Avicci, Oliver Helden, R3hab, Calvin Harris, Don Diablo, Hardwell and many more.)

70 Massive patches and over 150 wav sample Bring life and verity to your EDM Tracks!!

EDM Mega Pack features

  • 70 Massive Presets.
  • All 8 Macros Active On Every Preset.
  • 4 Construction Kits – 52 wav files.
  • 138 One Shots (Kicks, Snares and HH/Shakers).
  • 15 Loops.
  • 9 Midi files from the demo.

The pack is available for purchase for $24 USD.

More information: ADSR Sounds / EDM Mega Pack

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Freaky Loops releases Trap Drums 2

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Freaky Loops has launched Trap Drums 2, a collection of drum samples and loops for trap music production.

Freaky Loops Trap Drums 2

Trap Drums Vol 2” is back and bigger than ever – includes 1025 samples which were designed for trap music production. Let’s get ready to rumble!!!

This monstrous pack comes with top quality, speed up hi-hats, speaker-busting kicks, dirty & crunky drum hits, trunk-rattling 808s, rapid fire snares, crispy claps, distorted kick drums, heavy toms, rims as well as modern percussion sounds. The heaviest kicks from the widest selection of trap producers; from the deepest core of the genre to the pinnacle of the mainstream featured here.

Trap Drums 2 features

  • 520 MB content, 24-bit quality.
  • 848 drum samples and 848 117 drum loops.
  • Includes 200 snares, 30 analog snares, 60 multi layered snares, 60 nyc snares, 50 synth snares, 175 cymbals, 100 closed hi hats, 25 crashes, 25 open hi hats, 25 rides, 108 kicks, 10 heavy kicks, 50 hip hop kicks, 33 sub kicks, 15 synth kicks, 100 percussion, 90 claps, 75 glitches & percussion fx, 75 toms, 25 rims, 50 drum loops, 36 top drum loops, 8 hi hat loops, 7 drum fills, 7 snare loops, 6 kick loops, 3 clap loops, 60 bonus tuned sub kicks.

The pack is available for purchase for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Freaky Loops / Trap Drums 2

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db audioware updates Sidechain Compressor & Sidechain Gate to v2.0

db audioware has released version 2.0 of Sidechain Compressor and Sidechain Gate, two effect plug-ins for Windows and Mac.

db audioware Sidechain Compressor

Sidechain Compressor is a flexible VST/AU compressor plug-in. It can be used as a regular channel strip compressor for clean crisp compression & limiting across a wide range of mixing jobs (e.g. adding punch to drum tracks or presence to vocals). For additional flexibility, the sidechain controls (Lo Cut/Hi Cut/Shape) let you customise the compression response.

Sidechain Gate lets you perform clever mixing techniques, by using a source track to gate a destination track. For example, you can use a complex hi-hat pattern in one track to rhythmically gate a synth pad in another track. Or simplify a busy bass guitar by gating it from a kick drum track (so the bass guitar is only heard when the kick drum sounds).

Changes in Sidechain Compressor & Gate v2.0

  • 64-bit VST and Audio Unit plug-in support (for hosts such as Logic Pro X, Cubase, Reaper).
  • Easier licensing (challenge/response has been replaced with a simple serial number).
  • A new sidechaining mechanism (using 4 inputs) in addition to the existing Universal Sidechain feature (Requires a host which supports multi input plug-ins such as Reaper).
  • Support for the latest OS X and Windows operating systems.

Sidechain Compressor and Sidechain Gate are available for purchase for $79 USD and $59 USD respectively. Existing owners of previous versions of these plug-ins can upgrade for $20 USD.

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Embertone releases Chang Erhu for Kontakt

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Embertone has launched Chang Erhu, a deep sampled erhu instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Embertone Chang Erhu

The erhu is a two-stringed, bowed musical instrument. It may also be called a “southern fiddle”, and sometimes known in the Western world as the “Chinese violin” or a “Chinese two-stringed fiddle”. It is used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large orchestras. It is the most popular of the huqin family of traditional bowed string instruments used by various ethnic groups of China. A very versatile instrument, the erhu is used in both traditional and contemporary music arrangements, such as in pop, rock, jazz, etc.

Our Erhu can create profoundly expressive and beautiful music, and it’s also sooooo much fun to play. Its flexibility and out-of-the-box sound is undeniable! …and we don’t think there’s a virtual erhu out there to match it!

Chang Erhu features

  • True legato programming with 2x true round robin.
  • Bow Change, Slurs, Portamentos.
  • Custom Kontakt scripting by Andreas Lemke.
  • Control over vibrato speed and intensity.
  • 3200+ recorded samples.
  • 1.6 GB installed.
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz/16-bit stereo/mono (recorded 96KHz/24-bit).

Chang Erhu is available for purchase for $80 USD (16-bit) / $85 (24-bit & 16-bit). Requires full version of Kontakt 4/5.

More information: Embertone / Chang Erhu

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Spunkface Samplers releases Underground Techno

Spunkface Samplers Underground Techno

Spunkface Samplers has launched Underground Techno, a 550 MB collection of loops, hits and presets.

Thats 228 loops, 183 hits and 50 sylenth1 presets. So as you can see from the huge arsenal of sounds available, you have everything you need to produce a underground techno classic.

Underground Techno uses a whole host of classic synths and drum machines to help sculpted this techno sample pack. Moog Minitaur, Access Virus, Juno 6, Roland 303, Moog Voyager, Roland Sh101, Moog Slim Phatty, Roland 909, Elektron Machinedrum. And everything has been run through the Neve 8816 giving you a huge amount of warmth and depth.

The pack is available for purchase for £9.90 GBP.

More information: Spunkface Samplers

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