AudioThing releases Environments – Piscina Mirabilis for Kontakt

AudioThing has announced the release of Environments – Piscina Mirabilis, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

AudioThing Environments - Piscina Mirabilis

Environments Piscina Mirabilis features sound gestures from a handmade electroacoustic feedback setup and the impulse response (three different types) of “Piscina Mirabilis”, a roman water cistern located in Bacoli, in the northwest of Gulf of Naples (Italy). The cistern, made in Augusts era, is the largest Roman cistern for drinking water ever built.

The sampled instruments features feedback, strings, efx, and percussive sounds.
The setup consist of a handmade electroacoustic feedback system made of a several recycled objects such as a steel coffee can, plastic pipes, and modified springs used along with speakers and microphones. The result is an ensemble of resonators and reverberators in a unique environment.

Environments – Piscina Mirabilis features

  • 42 Kontakt Instruments (.nki).
  • Up to 5 Round Robin samples.
  • 161 Samples (44.1kHz / 32-bit).
  • 3 Reverb Impulse Responses.
  • Size: 225 MB.
  • Formats: Kontakt and WAV.
  • Sample sets including: nylon strings, steel strings, feedbacks, custom made instruments.

The library is available for the introductory price of 11.90 EUR until November 1st, 2014 (regular 14 EUR). Requires Kontakt 4.2.4+ full version.

More information: AudioThing / Piscina Mirabilis

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M-Audio launches upgraded M-Track audio interfaces

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M-Audio has announced it has upgrades to its M-Track series audio interfaces.

M-Audio M-Track series
The M-Track and M-Track Plus now feature a rugged all-metal chassis and studio–quality audio performance, and an expanded software suite is included with the M-Track Eight interface.

These new products give songwriters the ability to participate in the world of computer-based recording with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface that boasts 24-bit studio-quality audio performance, along with a new rugged all-metal chassis, greatly improved pre-amps, and class-leading audio performance on the inputs.

With these new products, M-Audio also announces a partnership with Waves Audio, Ltd.
“The new M-Tracks are designed to provide professional recording quality to musicians and producers, and we could think of nobody better to partner with for professional effects than Waves Audio,” said J.C. Sutherland, M-Audio Product Manager. “For more than 20 years, their effects plug-ins have set the standard for digital signal processing, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer their world-class effects to M-Track customers.”

Included with the M-Tracks are AudioTrack, Eddie Kramer Effect Channel, and TrueVerb plugins, which add a professional touch to any production. These plugins, along with the included Ableton Live Lite, provide a solid foundation to start a home/portable recording studio.

M-Audio’s currently available M-Track Eight also benefits from the Waves plugin treatment. In addition to AudioTrack, Eddie Kramer Effect Channel, and TrueVerb, M-Track Eight adds the L1 Ultramaximizer and Manny Marroquin Delay as part of its included software suite.

“We’re very excited about the new M-Track family of interfaces. They are solidly built, and with the added Waves plugin bundle users can produce impressive results that far exceed what the price points suggest.” – J.C. Sutherland, M-Audio Product Manager.

The upgraded M-Track and M-Track Plus will be available at the end of October, priced at $99 USD and $149 USD, respectively; the M-Track Eight is available now for $399 USD.

More information: M-Audio

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Rob Papen intros QUAD Rack Extension synthesizer

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Rob Papen has introduced QUAD, a synthesizer Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.

QUAD is the first Rack Extension synthesizer built from the ground up for Reason by the Rob Papen team. It features two oscillators with a seemingly simple arsenal of classic waveforms. The sonic palette is huge though, through the vast modulation possibilities that QUAD has to offer.

The oscillators can be combined through many cross modulation functions – generating a wide range of harmonics. The next steps in the sound sculpting are the Phase Distortion and Wave Shaper. These tools are brought to life by four XY-Pads, which can be moved through an extensive modulation matrix. The movements can be recorded as automation directly into Reason’s sequencer.

QUAD’s oscillators are complemented by two top notch analogue modelled filters, an arpeggiator and two high quality effects processors.

Welcome to the new refreshing synthesizer QUAD – only in Reason!

QUAD will be available soon.

More information: Rob Papen

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Volterock & undocument release Vocal Hazard Pack Vol 2

Voltetock Vocal Hazard Pack Vol 2

Volterock & undocument have launched Vocal Hazard Pack Volume 2, a free vocal sample pack featuring 748 vocal samples.

Almost a year ago Volterock & undocument ventured into the studio to do the unthinkable: CAPTURE THE HAZARDOUS WAILS OF HUMANITY! They crawled out of the studio shaking and whimpering with Volume I in hand. Smiles were formed, much love was received, and so we braced ourselves, with full armor covered in hazmats, and entered the studio once again for… duh duh duh duuuuh… VOLUME II !!

This new volume has over 4 times as many samples as volume I! 748 vocal samples in all! We also asked the new volunteer talent to venture out and really get creative beyond the regular screams and yells. I even brought in my long-time bff, Chris Williams, to do his famous NAZGUL SCREAM! ENJOY!

The pack is a free download at Volterock’s SoundCloud page.

More information: Vocal Hazard Pack Volume 2

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Hypeddit launches John Gold – The Battle remix contest

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Hypeddit has announced a remix contest, a chance remix The Battle by John Gold.

John Gold - The Battle remix contest

Join the ultimate battle of the producers by hitting us with your most powerful remix weapon of THE BATTLE, a remix contest presented by Hypeddit and Beatport chart breaking label BeatCanteen Records in New York City.

The 10 best producers will receive a 1-year Pro Plan for Hypeddit and worldwide promotion for their remix. BeatCanteen Records will compile the best remixes into THE BATTLE EP for an exclusive release on Beatport.

The deadline for entering your remix is November 23rd, 2014.

More information: Hypeddit / Remix Contest

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