Alonso Sound has announced the release of Alonso Club Fills Vol. 1, a new collection of over 450 fills.
The first installment of the Alonso Club Fills series contains those small nuances that make a track feel and sound complete. From Drum Rolls, to Tonal Risers, to DubWobbels, to One Hitters; our Club Fills. Vol. 1 will give your productions a polished and refined professional edge.
Alonso Club Fills Vol. 1 features
- 458 sounds; from the archives of Adam Alonso.
- Library is sorted within categories for easy navigation.
- All loops are tempo synched at 128bpm and all melodic loops specify the exact root key.
- Format(s): 44.1Khz / 24Bit Stereo PCM .wav files.
- Approx. 760 GB installed / Approx. 618 MB .rar download from cloudserver system.
The sample pack is available to purchase for the introductory price of $59 USD until March 26th, 2014 (regular $89 USD).
More information: Alonso Sound / Alonso Club Fills Vol. 1
The Loop Loft has announced Funk Essentials Vol 3, a new collection of 228 drum loops.
Funk Essentials Volume 3 takes an old school approach to funk drums, infusing the soul of classic Stax and Motown tracks with the fat, warm, vintage tones of Universal Audio and API preamps.
Each session was recorded utilizing different drum kits, cymbals and mics, resulting in five distinct “vibes” of both loops and samples. Whether you’re dragging and dropping the grooves into your DAW or programing your own beats with the samples, you’ll have the vintage and authentic funk drum sound that has been sought after for decades.
The sample pack costs $29 USD.
More information: The Loop Loft / Funk Essentials Vol 3
Hans Hafner of Good Loops has released a free Lemur template for the Zebra 2 synthesizer instrument from u-he.
The main panel contains the XY-pads as well as controls for the Envelopes and basic controls for the LFOs.
Yesterday I finally bought Lemur for iPad and WOW. Creating your own setups is so easy compared to other solutions that I tried in the past. So I created a controller surface for Zebra2 in a couple of hours.
The template includes 7 panels, and is available to download from Good Loops at no charge.
More information: Good Loops / Zebra 2 Lemur template
Soundbox has released Deep House Grooves 3, a new collection of loops and samples for Deep House, Bass House, House or any 4/4 style needing that deeply driven and tech sound.
Moving deeper into the realms of house this amazing collection of sounds and samples are ready and waiting to drop into your next killer house production. From the heady heights of the latest charts to the pounding sound on the dance floors, Deep House Grooves 3 has everything you will need to become the next House music don.
All samples and loops have been professionally processed so your work vibe stays to a maximum with no time wasting. All music loops are key labelled for ease of use and all loops are tempo-synced to 124bpm so you can mix and match for ultimate creation options.
Deep House Grooves 3 features
- 140 loops and 100 hits in Hi-quality 24bit Wav format.
- Includes 20 Bass Lines, 20 Drum Loops, 10 FX, 20 Kick Loops, 20 Music Loops, 20 Synth Lines, 20 Tops Loops, 10 Vox Loops, 20 Claps, 20 Hats, 20 Kicks, 20 Percussion, 20 Snares.
The sample pack costs £16.95 GBP.
More information: Soundbox / Deep House Grooves 3
That Sound has announced the release of Ben Phillips Drums, a collection of drum samples.
THAT SOUND is delivering another HUGE library of acoustic drum samples. Following behind our raved about drum library for Paul Mabury comes our most detailed and brilliant drums yet. The drums were recorded at Ben’s personal studio and mixed by Dustin Burnett. Multiple velocities and microphone options for each drum results in hundreds of samples and nearly 800meg.
Ben Phillips Drums is a brilliant group of multi-era drums in modern application. This anthology of drum samples has a huge variety of application that results in amazing impact in multi genre situations. Pop, rock, indie, and modern country music benefit on many levels with this drum library.
The variety of the 10 new Kicks go from round warm kicks to well shaped full of low end and attack. The Snares go from full of ring to dead and low. At the same time these 10 new Snares are loaded with just the right amount of attack, sizzle, and thud. All of these drum samples are processed evenly to impress but not over cooked where you are having to eq and try to make it work in your track. These drums work every time.
The sample pack is available to purchase for $35 USD.
More information: That Sound / Ben Phillips Drums
Steinberg has announced WaveLab 8.5, a purchasable point update for the award-winning audio editing and mastering software.
Available from June, WaveLab 8.5 includes new and easy file conversion and batch processing, A/B comparison between encoding formats, AAC encoder implementation and convenient multi-format rendering.
“This update marks an important step forward for the eighth iteration of WaveLab, focusing this round on encoding and processing audio files in a most efficient way,” said Timo Wildenhain, product marketing manager at Steinberg.
The new automated Watch Folder rendering feature applies processing to all audio files drag-and-dropped into designated folders. Users can now assign tasks, such as dithering, normalization, plug-in rendering and audio file format conversion, to any number of Watch Folders without having WaveLab open. Putting a big emphasis on working with codecs, WaveLab 8.5 sports the new Encoder Checker plug-in for real-time comparison of codecs and settings, with an FFT graph allowing for a precise analysis of the compressed sound quality. WaveLab now also supports encoding to the AAC file format to ensure compatibility with iTunes and related Apple hardware. Introducing new multi-format rendering capabilities facilitates exporting files to various formats simultaneously, and with much more ease than in previous versions.
The WaveLab 8.5 full retail version will be available from June 2014 as boxed version from authorized Steinberg resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop. The suggested retail price is 549 EUR, including German VAT.
The WaveLab 8.5 update from WaveLab 8 plus further updates and upgrades will also be available from June 2014 as download through the Steinberg Online Shop. The suggested retail price for the WaveLab 8.5 update from WaveLab 8 is 49.99 EUR, including German VAT.
More information: Steinberg / WaveLab 8.5
Harrison has announced that the Harrison 832c Filter Unit is now shipping.
From Abba to Zappa: Countless ground-breaking artists have been recorded and mixed on Harrison-designed consoles. AC/DC’s “Back in Black”, Robert Plant’s “Ship of Fools”, Sade’s “Sweetest Taboo” and Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” all feature the signature Harrison sound! The greatest selling album of all time – Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” – was recorded and mixed on a Harrison 32-series console using the very same filters featured on the new Harrison 832c Filter Unit!
The 832c features 8 channels of high / low pass filters from Harrison’s world-renowned 32c console – providing classic Harrison sound for recording and mixing in a convenient 1U rack space. Each channel features independent controls for both the high and low-pass filters, a Bump button, 2 sweepable filter knobs, and a 7-segment LED input meter.
When engaged, the “Bump” button creates a resonant boost just above the selected high-pass filter frequency – re-creating the signature low-end of the Harrison 32-series consoles. This feature keeps instruments from sounding thin when you roll off the unwanted low frequency energy. Combined with proper execution of the low-pass filter, the “Bump” feature makes the 832c the perfect tool to fatten kick drums, beef up bass lines, and add body to guitar tracks – all while helping each instrument find its place in the mix.
The audio connections are provided on AES59 (Tascam DB-25) connectors. Combined with other Harrison hardware, setup becomes painless and clutter-free, as the input connector of the 832c Filter Unit matches the output connector of the Lineage Mic Preamp. When used in tandem, the 832c Filter Unit and the Lineage Mic Preamp provide a complete Harrison 8-channel input section with preamps, filters, and metering.
The Harrison 832c Filter Unit is now available to purchase for $2,395 USD.
More information: Harrison Consoles / 832c Filter Unit
Sonic Zest has announced the release of Glass Hand Drums, a new instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Halfway between percussion and melodic instrument sits these glass hand drums. Sonically they are reminiscent of hand drums and halo drums.
To capture beauty and quirky nature of these instruments 5x round robins and 3 velocity layers were utilised. What you hear is the sound of the drums being patted, clapped and slapped to unearth their haunting tones. A sound design patch also comes with the instrument, which produces a pad-like sound that would probably work well in a horror movie.
Sonic Zest’s Glass Hand Drums sits perfectly in any mix. It’s great to any set-up and is ideal for playing lullabies and other lead melodies that you may be working on.
The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $16 USD.
More information: Sonic Zest / Glass Hand Drums