u-he launches Hive synth plugin preview + pre-order

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u-he has launched a preview version of its Hive synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

u-he Hive

Hive started out as my private weekend project. I was trying to figure out how to make the fastest possible supersaw algorithm. It turned out, it’s a mixture of so called “mip mapping” and vector processing. This makes Hive a little bit slow when you don’t use unison for the oscillators, but it makes Hive exceptionally fast when you do. Well, for the non-unison processing we might add another algorithm some time later ;)

Anyhow, we’ve also always been bugged about two things: First of all, why don’t you make a simple synth that’s full fo sweet spots? Secondly, why do all your synths smoke CPUs? So we decided to piece those things together. Fast unison oscillators, a user interface that’s “reduced to the max” and an efficient take on those zero delay feedback filters that I call “cheating”. Latter are not realistic analogue models, but they sound particularly good with unison oscillators.

So this is how Hive came about.

Unfortunately it’s nowhere near a ready state. We’re still pondering about some features that we might add, we have a free hexagon to fill, we’re discussing alternative UIs, colour schemes and visual feedback. However, we do think it’s in a state that’s ready for preset design. Whatever changes we’ll make, you’ll still recognize your preset, and we’ll communicate all steps necessary to update them for the final version – if that will be necessary at all.

The preview is available to download for Windows and Mac from the u-he forum at KVR Audio. Hive can be pre-odered now for $99 USD ex VAT.

More information: u-he / Hive

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Loopmasters releases Dave Seaman – Electronic Underground

Loopmasters has launched Electronic Underground, a sample pack by DJ and producer Dave Seaman.

Dave Seaman Electronic Underground

It is with incredible pride Loopmasters welcome one of the UKs finest and most respected DJ/Producers Dave Seaman to our artist series for an electrifying collection of underground House & Tech samples including Driving Basses, Club Smashing Beats, Hypnotic Melodies and Funky Percussion Top Loops primed and ready for the dance floor.

Electronic Underground by Dave Seaman is an incredible Royalty Free collection of House and Electronica, dedicated to producers looking for cutting edge sounds to drive their underground productions and features infectiously funky drum and percussion loops, powerful deep bass lines, haunting atmospheric synths and a highly prized collection of one shot sounds taken directly from Dave Seaman’s personal library, all ready to drop straight into your productions.

The pack is available for purchase for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Electronic Underground

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123Creative launches Christmas Sale 2014 – Up to 50% off

123Creative has launched its Christmas Sale 2014, offering discounts up to 50% on selected plug-ins, synthesizers, guitar effects, mastering effects, preset banks, sample packs, MIDI files and more.

123Creative Christmas Sale

Within this special event we prepared special offers for your favorite plug-ins and VST effects such as G-Sonique: Psytrance bundle, Epralux ORB7000 – Reverb, Pentode audio – Vacuum tube triode warmer TRW-1, Didgeridrone – VST didgeridoo effect, Kashmir Sitar – Guitar to Sitar and more.

Now you can get many Preset banks for these synthesizers Dune2, Dune, Massive, Razor, Sylenth1, Z3TA+, Z3TA+2, Albino and Apple Logic ES2 and also all Sample packs with special Discounted prices.

123creative.com team would like to say big Thank you for your favor in this year and wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

The sale ends January 9th, 2015.

More information: 123Creative / Christmas Sale 2014

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Loopbased launches Winter Sale – 30% off

Loopbased has announced the launch of its Winter Sale, offering 30% off sample packs and soundsets for a limited time.

Loopbased Christmas Sale

Happy Holidays everyone! We would like to thank you all for your continous support in 2014. Thank you for another amazing year.

To celebrate all labels on Loopbased are offering a 30% discount on all sound and sample packs in the store – including all new releases and a total of 3,200 professional audio products.

More information: Loopbased

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Loopmasters releases Top 10 DJs Signature Loops & Sounds

Loopmasters has launched Top 10 DJs Signature Loops & Sounds, a collection of royalty free samples complied into 10 EDM production kits inspired by the DJ Mag Top 100 poll this year.

Top 10 DJs Signature Loops & Sounds

Top 10 Signature Loops & Sounds has been produced exclusively for Loopmasters by Monomade’s Adam White and features over 700Mb of Loop and One Shot sounds arranged into 10 exciting EDM construction Kits. Within each kit you will find all the elements of the production isolated and bounced into separate loops and one shot sounds that can be then flexibly arranged and mixed in the software of your choice for the perfect EDM song starter.

The 10 Kits also include the MIDI files of the musical material and bonus one shot samples plus a fully mixed version of the kit to audition.

Inspired by DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJ’s poll this collection focuses in on the production skills of the top 10 on this year’s list including Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin Van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Tiesto, Avicii, David Guetta, Nicky Romero, Skrillex and Steve Aoki.

The pack is available for purchase for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Top 10 DJs Signature Pack

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