Bass Boutique launches Bass Sessions by Smookie Illson

Bass Boutique has released Bass Sessions, an essential collection of sample-ready studio artillery by Smookie Illson.

Bass Boutique Smookie Illson Bass Sessions

In less than two years since its inception, the US-based DJ/production outfit has cranked out a formidable amount of well-received music across the blogosphere, signed music to Play Me Records and started their own digital imprint, Ill At Will Music. Their first release on Ill At Will, ‘Feels Good (Alright)’ saw a premiere on Diplo’s AAA episode of BBC Radio 1Xtra’s ‘Diplo & Friends’. Their back catalog, which includes the standout ‘Club Action’ bootleg, still enjoys regular support from scene giants like Skrillex, RL Grime and Brillz.

‘Bass Sessions’ is a veritable treasure trove of painstakingly curated sounds, ranging from 808 one shot hits, basslines, FX loops, and vocal hits to full drum loops and complete musical synth riffs. It covers a variety of tempos popular in contemporary bass music: 128 bpm, 140 bpm, 150 bpm and the currently fashionable 100 bpm range. Of note is the expansive ‘Music Riff’ section which includes complete synth loop passages from the gritty to the ethereal, ready for use in house, garage, breakbeat and trap productions. Also included are a grip of synth basslines – some bouncy, some wobbly, some razor sharp – plus a full directory of FX loops filled with sweeps, impact and riser FX.

The pack is available from Loopmasters for £29.95 GBP, with individual parts sold separately starting at £8.95 GBP.

More information: Bass Boutique / Smookie Illson Bass Sessions

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Freaky Loops releases Bass Heavy House

Freaky Loops has launched Bass Heavy House, a sample pack featuring 283 loops & samples.

Freaky Loops Bass Heavy House

“Bass-Heavy House” defined by pitch-bent dirty basslines and rave-style synth stabs over glitchy 4/4 beats. Takes influence from contemporary styles, including Bassline and UK Garage. A brand new, uplifting, fun-filled sample pack, bang in-tune with the wobbly sounds of fidget house, jackin’ elements of progressive, and the dirty, twisted side of electro house.

In detail his pack includes, 44 bass loops, 27 combi loops, 50 drum loops, 48 music loops, 9 box loops, 35 bass hits, 35 drum hits, 22 synth hits and 13 fx hits. All loops are key and tempo-labelled for flexibility. Range between 125 to 130 BPM.

The sample pack is available from Loopmasters for £24.95 GBP.

More information: Freaky Loops / Bass Heavy House

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EarthMoments releases Tribal Vocals FX

EarthMoments has released Tribal Vocals FX, a collection of tribal vocals FX from the Indian ocean countries (such as India, Indonesia, Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius), Balkan and the Middle East.

EarthMoments Tribal Vocals FX

This unique package presents a mix of west and east, acoustic and digital, organic and synthetic pasted and processed to fit perfectly into electro, tech, dubstep, trap, drum and bass, house productions or any production that needs that extra spice.

This package of samples and loops comes in various forms to fit your production style and has been optimized with the closest attention to detail. Also included are all unprocessed (dry) samples that we recorded, in case you want to use the original source. Recorded at 96kHz using Class A preamps and Tube microphones at EarthMoments studio.

The pack is available for purchase for £29.95 GBP.

More information: EarthMoments / Tribal Vocals FX

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Industrial Strength releases Space FX sample pack

Industrial Strength has released Space FX, a sample pack featuring audio and NI Massive presets by Adam Pollard aka Multiplier.

Industrial Strength Space FX

Space Fx is Massive in every way. Clocking in at more than 2 Gig, you’ll unearth a heavy collection of fast-flying Risers, entrancing Ambient Textures, bold Falls, wild Space Effect Loops, and fully effected Drum Shots of the edgiest variety. With a wide range of NI Massive Presets, you can expand these sounds ad infinitum, layer audio to create new textures, and craft custom effects to your ears’ content.

Apply these tripped-out sounds to any style including EDM, Techno, DnB, Bass Music, Hardcore, Dubstep, Experimental and beyond. Ideal for original electronic tracks and remixes, this versatile pack also applies unique detail and definitive character to sound design projects, gaming and soundtracks.

This set was meticulously produced by Adam Pollard aka Multiplier. Drawing from diverse influences from Dubstep to Electro, Trap, Big Room and more, the young producer has quickly established himself in the dance music world with an expansive style that continues to shuck boundaries, defy the limits of genre, and capture the imagination of a rising fanbase worldwide.

The pack is available for purchase for £23.95 GBP.

More information: Industrial Strength / Space FX

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Boz Digital Labs updates plugins + Sale launched

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Boz Digital Labs

Boz Digital Labs has updated all its plug-ins with support for Pro Tools 11.2.

Any of you Pro Tools users may have noticed that when you updated to 11.2, most of your Boz Digital Labs plugins stopped working. We are pleased to announce that all of our plugins have now been updated to fix this issue.

You can update your plugins for free by going to http://www.bozdigitallabs.com/my-account/ and downloading the latest versions of your plugins.

If you don’t use Pro Tools 11, there is really nothing exciting about these updates, so feel free to pass.

The plug-ins are available for purchase at a 20% discount during a week long sale.

To celebrate the fact that I no longer have to spend my days recompiling old plugins (and the fact that blackberry season is beginning!) I’m going to let you take 20% off any plugin purchase at Boz Digital Labs. Just use the coupon code BLACKBERRIES at checkout to receive your discount.

The sale ends July 30th, 2014.

More information: Boz Digital Labs

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Singomakers releases Cubase Mastering Templates

Singomakers has launched Cubase Mastering Templates, the first title in a new series of mastering, mixing and track templates.

Singomakers Cubase Mastering Templates

The first one of this series is Mastering Templates for Steinberg Cubase! 16 Mastering templates for 4 genres, EDM, Trap, Deep House and Drum & Bass, 16 separate projects with mastering plugins of Waves (4 templates with Waves plugins only), iZotope Ozone 5 (4 templates with Ozone 5 plugins only), Cubase 5 (4 templates with Cubase 5 plugins only) and Cubase 7.5 (4 templates with Cubase 7.5 plugins only). 16 mastering template projects in total!

Each Template contains a Cubase file containing an example demo song routed through a dedicated Channel Strip containing all the necessary EQ, Compression and FX settings that can be used on your own productions as a final Master Tool.

The final polish and mastering of your tracks is a very important stage to get that perfect finished Sound and each genre has its own technical requirements, and examples of these settings are included in the templates.

The pack is available for purchase for £19.95 GBP. Individual templates are also sold separately for £9.95 GBP each.

More information: Singomakers / Cubase Mastering Templates

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Audio Ease updates Speakerphone for Mac to v2.1

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Audio Ease has released version 2.1 of Speakerphone for Mac, an audio plug-in that provides authentic speakers of any size together with their natural environments.

Audio Ease Speakerphone 2

The long awaited 64 bits AAX update of Speakerphone has been released. It adds 64 bits, AAX for ProTools 10.3.8 and up, host based presets, modern speakers form tablets flatscreens and smartphones, and the entire GUI, old fashioned as it is, is now at Retina Resolution.

Speakerphone has become the industry standard solution when a speaker needs to be faked in any production. It contains Impulse Responses of hundreds of authentic Phones, PA’s, guitar cabinets, helmet intercoms, and big old tube radios, together with ambiences, distortion, leslie, GSM codecs and all other processing specific to these quirky devices. Speakerphone can be heard it in every major Hollywood production, sometimes on almost the entire dialogue as recently in ‘Gravity’.

Windows support is not yet included in this release, but it has followed closely during Mac development so more news about that soon. However, the Mac version of the AAX RTAS MAS VST and AU plug-in that Trent Reznor uses daily to ‘un Steely-Dan’ his audio,” is free for all users of Speakerphone 2, and fully backward compatible with previous versions of what Joe Baressi has called ‘the plugin that *does* sound like ass.

Changes in Speakerphone 2.1

  • 64 bits.
  • AAX (does require Pro Tools 10.3.8 or up).
  • New smartphone, tablet and flatscreen TV speaker IRs added !.
  • New preset browser.
  • Factory presets also in host format.
  • Retina display support.

Speakerphone 2 is available for purchase for 395 EUR excl. VAT.

More information: Audio Ease / Speakerphone

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