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

We are taking the wraps off a new synth – Hive. What is Hive? Think sleek, low CPU use, “super” sounding synth with a streamlined workflow. We wanted to make a synth that was fast, fluid, light on CPU but still had a heavyweight sound.

There are lots of features packed into the single page interface to make your sound design quick and intuitive – drag and drop modulation, solo buttons, parameter linking and much more.

Hive is now available for download as a public beta. We are putting the finishing touches on Hive and this is your chance to give some feedback and help us get ready for release.

The public beta is available to download for Windows and Mac from the u-he forum at KVR Audio.

Hive is available for purchase now for $99 USD ex VAT while it is in public beta (regular $149 USD ex VAT). The serial number works with both the beta version and the final released version.

More information: u-he / Hive

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Industrial Strength releases Lowroller NI Massive Drum ‘n’ Bass

Industrial Strength Samples has launched NI Massive Drum ‘n’ Bass, a formidable collection of earbending Massive presets, MIDI and audio crafted by mastermind producer Lowroller.

Industrial Strength Lowroller NI Massive Drum 'n' Bass

This innovative and versatile NI Massive Production Pack blends the essentials and insanity of Drum n Bass, Crossbreed and Hardcore. The result is an impeccably sculpted set of cutting Drum Patches and ripping Hard Bass Presets straight from the underworld.

Lowroller stacked this pack with deep Reese Bass, dark Bass Leads, Rolling Bass, Sub sounds and Hardcore Bass rumbles—plus a huge selection of Drum sounds to mash up at will: crispy Snares, Hi Loops, Percussion, Sub Booms, Hard Kicks, DnB Kicks and whiplash-inducing Hi Hats. All patches are formatted exclusively for the almighty NI Massive, and each patch brings you total flexibility via macro control.

This maxed-out pack includes the blazing MIDI files you hear in the demo. You’ll also find a slew of Audio Samples presented in crystalline 24-bit Wav: individual Drum Shots, Drum Loops and Bass Loops, all fresh from the demo tracks.

The pack is available for purchase for £21.95 GBP.

More information: Industrial Strength / NI Massive Drum ‘n’ Bass

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99Sounds launches free Clap Machine plugin

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99Sounds has launched Clap Machine, a free instrument plugin for Windows and Mac, based on the natural hand clap samples from its free Hands Make Sounds sample library.

99Sounds Clap Machine

The purpose of Clap Machine is to provide a quick and easy way to add natural sounding claps to your music.

You can use it to easily create rhythmic sequences or some natural sounding group claps (aka “gang” claps) by playing multiple notes at the same time. The plugin features four full octaves of clap sounds which I’ve recorded in different location, with more or less natural reverb.

You can use the simple global AR volume envelope to control the softness and the tail of the claps. If you don’t want any natural reverb, use shorter release times and either add some of the built-in reverb, or use a third party reverb plugin to process the signal.

The plug-in is available to download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).

More information: 99Sounds / Clap Machine

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Producertech releases Complete Guide To Kontakt by Defazed

Producertech has launched the Complete Guide To Kontakt by Defazed, a 7-part video tutorial on Native Instruments Kontakt.

Complete Guide To Kontakt by Defazed

Master the world’s most powerful sampler, Native Instruments Kontakt, in this new online course by Producertech Tutor Defazed. With a career spanning from classic Drum & Bass to the cutting edge of electronic music, in addition to numerous international label releases and a wealth of class-based teaching experience in a number of colleges, Defazed is your ideal guide to the intricate world of sound design!

In this extensive set of tutorials, you’ll not only learn how to use Kontakt to create a wide variety of presets, including drum kits, basses, leads, pads and FX, but you’ll also discover how to use those presets to create a track, as Defazed develops each patch with MIDI clips and automation in Ableton Live.

The course is available for streaming 24/7/365 and includes over 100MB of Kontakt presets, courtesy of Loopmasters, along with the Live projects from the course. You can find assistance on the Producertech forum if needed, as well as regular remix competitions, where you can try out your new skills, and giveaways of new plugins and hardware.

The course is available for purchase for £34.95 GBP.

More information: Producertech / Complete Guide To Kontakt

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ADSR Sound launches EDM Producer Bundle for $10

ADSR Sounds has launched the EDM Producer Bundle, a collection of 4 NI Massive packs from Creature Audio.

Creature Audio Bundle

Available for just 24 hours Creature Audio’s EDM Producer Bundle brings you a 169 top quality sounds for just $10!

On The Tenth Day of Christmas, ADSR brought to me: An awesome collection of EDM sounds from Creature Audio!

EDM Producer Bundle features

  • Best Bigroom Presets – Introducing “Best Bigroom Presets” a very advanced preset pack with insanely high quality top notch sounds – 46 ultra premium presets that will get you sounding like the pros in a few seconds!
  • Mainroom EDM – Mainroom EDM is a collection of 27 ultra-high quality patches designed specifically for Native Instruments Massive Synth. These patches are perfect for producers of EDM music.
  • Scary Sounds! – With a total of 45 high quality unique sounds you are saving a lot compared to other packs.. THESE ARE NOT ACTUALLY SCARY OR CREEPY OR EERIE SOUNDS.. These are Leads, Bass, Plucks, Pads, FX.
  • 50 Amazing Leads – The pack contains 50 extremely high quality presets almost all carefully programmed for macro use.. each sounding very different from any other preset pack out there and as unique as we could make them.

The bundle is on sale for $10 USD for 24 hours only (regular $67.98 USD). Offer expires December 23rd, 2014.

More information: ADSR Sounds / EDM Producer Bundle

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