Producer Loops has announced the release of Explosive EDM: Risers 1, a Pure EDM series sample library featuring 25 micro kits based around high-energy Electro and Dance risers.
This versatile multi-format pack is perfect for producers looking to push their EDM productions to the next level.
Within each of the 25 micro kits you’ll find a wide array of expertly produced synth lead risers, designed to bring your track to the perfect crescendo before a huge drop. Up and down filters are included, as well as dry versions allowing you to add your own FX within your sequencer.
In addition to this, each kit is supplied with pounding multi-track drum loops perfect for forming the foundation of your track or complementing other Pure EDM products.
The sample pack costs £29.95 GBP.
More information: Producer Loops / Explosive EDM: Risers 1
Futucraft has announced version 1.2 of Kairatune, a free synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
Kairatune is designed to produce crisp and tight electric sounds for electronic music production.
This update adds native 64-bit support for Windows users and makes Kairatune available for Mac users for the first time. The OS X version supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Macs and is available as Audio Unit instrument as well as VST instrument.
Kairatune 1.2 has a completely redesigned preset manager, offering support for unlimited number of presets and the possibility to add, copy, paste and remove individual presets and the ability to add metadata, such as preset category, which you can use to narrow down the list of presets while browsing for the right sound, and metadata such as the preset author with contact URL and more.
However, most of my work has been under the hood, redesigning and implementing the inner workings of this plugin. Some of this is because the expansion to OS X, and some for even better sound and user experience i.e. for performance, stability and smoother overall action.
Kairatune is available to download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) as freeware.
More information: Futucraft / Kairatune
Peter James Productions has launched Pete’s Patches Omni and Pete’s Patches Trilian, two sound libraries for the Omnisphere and Trilian virtual instruments by Spectrasonics.
What’s represented here in ‘Pete’s Patches Bundle’ is pretty much ever single Spectrasonics Omnisphere, Trilian and VIP Library* patch I’ve used and designed for Albums, Conferences and other Projects over the last 5 years to date (December 2013).
This includes all the Omnisphere, Trilian and VIP Library* patches I’ve personally used and designed for Hillsong Live and Hillsong United albums as well as Hillsong Conferences, Studio Session work for other artists/producers and other personal projects. It also includes new patches I’ve designed ready to go on new albums and up coming projects.
I’ve taken a lot of time to totally re-worked and replicate inside Omnisphere ALL the external effects and extra channel strip effects I used with these patches to give a truer representation of each song sound.
This also includes a set of 3x Omnisphere FX Rack presets I modelled off an expensive shimmer type reverb to replicate the reverb settings I used all over the Hillsong United – ZION album.
The sound libraries are available to purchase for $39.95 USD (Omni) / $9.95 USD (Trilian), or in a bundle for $49.90 USD.
More information: Peter James Productions
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on Dec 18, 2013
Image-Line has announced its End of Year Sale, offering 40% off FL Studio and 70% off its All Plugins Bundle.
As another year draws to a close we would like to thank everyone who has supported Image-Line and made FL Studio one of the worlds most popular DAW software applications.
To celebrate, we are giving 40% off all FL Studio Editions, Upgrades & FL Studio Gift Certificates and 70% off with the All Plugins Bundle.
You can even use the All Plugins Bundle if you already own FL Studio and some plugins. We’ll remove anything you already own so you pay just 30% for the remaining plugins.
The sale ends January 3rd, 2014.
More information: Image-Line
FrozenPlain has launched Victorian Music Box, a free virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Victorian Music Box has a great sound, somewhat dark, yet beautiful. It’s perfect for creating atmosphere and for background melodies.
The first page includes a random knob; this delays the start time of the notes. This is perfect for adding realism to the instrument. As you can imagine, an actual music box will not hit multiple notes at the extact same millisecond.
There is also a simple EQ, If you find it a little too bright and plucky, bringing the highs down a bit is perfect for this.
Victorian Music Box features
- Antique music box.
- 42 samples (lossless ncw format), stereo 44.1kHz/24bit recordings.
- 4 round robin.
- 21 convolution impulses.
- Effects page; tempo synced delay, rotator, distortion and reverb. With presets!
- Extra sounds; winding up and noise from the cogs.
The library is a free download. Requires full version of Kontakt.
More information: FrozenPlain / Victorian Music Box
THAT SOUND has announced the release of Paul Mabury Drums, a collection of signature drum sounds recorded at the Sound Emporium.
Paul Mabury Drums is a collection of Paul’s favorite drums, tuned in his style, and recorded at the legendary Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville, TN.
This drum pack gives you 7 Kick drums, 10 Snares, Toms, and more that all sound fresh and real. Paul’s drums are vintage in vibe, but modern in application. His drum samples are a little rough around the edges, but sound perfect in songs. The huge variety of drum hits allows you to use them in almost every music genre.
Paul’s drums were recorded through a Trident 80B and then mixed by Dustin Burnett. Whether you are staring a song from scratch with Paul’s drums, or layering his sounds on an existing drum performance, you will instantly gain more sonic depth and color to your songs.
The sample library is available to purchase for $35 USD.
More information: THAT SOUND / Paul Mabury Drums
Blue Cat Audio has released version 1.1 of PatchWork, the “universal plug-ins patchbay” plug-in that can host up to 64 VST plug-ins into any Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).
With Blue Cat’s PatchWork it is possible to chain effects in series or create up to 8 parallel chains that can be activated independently.
This new version mainly brings sub plug-in automation support thanks to new parameter mapping features, phase flip and gain compensation for parallel chains, a few compatibility improvements and many more enhancements (details below): It is now possible to map hosted plug-ins’ parameters to external parameters that can be controlled by host automation or external control surfaces.
Changes in Blue Cat’s PatchWork v1.1
- New Features:
- New parameters mapping feature for sub plug-ins automation (includes a “learn” mode for easy mapping): Up to 40 parameters can be mapped to external controls. Usual Blue Cat Audio plug-ins’ advanced automation and MIDI control features can also be used to map controllers to sub-plug-ins parameters.
- New layout to display mapped automation controls in the main user interface.
- Added phase flip buttons for each parallel chain, so that you can easily compute differences between signals or correct phase problems introduced by some plug-ins.
- Link all pre and post gain knobs so that pre gain changes are automatically compensated by the post gain knobs. This can be used to easily push dynamics or distortion plug-ins without increasing the volume.
- Fixes and compatibility improvements:
- In some hosts, when no plug-in is inserted, level meters remained frozen when stopping transport.
- Fixing crashes with GRM Tools plug-ins that changed their audio I/O count dynamically (“Reson” for example).
- Fixing sample rate initialization issue with Nebula when using copy/paste.
- The plug-in can now be used as a virtual instrument in Cubase and Studio One (it used to be silent).
- Some plug-ins that required the deprecated “effIdle” VST message should now work properly (Steinberg’s Virtual Guitarist for example).
Blue Cat’s PatchWork for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for 47 EUR / $63 USD until December 31st, 2013 (regular 59 EUR / $79 USD).
More information: Blue Cat Audio / PatchWork
5Pin Media has announced the release of Deep House Bass, a collection of deep bass sounds by house producer Adam Shaw.
The precise combination of MIDI, Patches and Loops across all major formats, is geared to add that all important prerequisite low down punch!
If the recent Deep Soulful creations from Mia Dora, Dusky, Huxley, Medlar, Cristoph, George Fitzgerald and Deetron inspire you, you are definitely looking in the right department. From Subby Sines, Deep Organs, Hollow Pulses, Warm Creamy Moogs and various Blazing Signature Adam Shaw Basses, you can be rest assured that all sonic angles are covered.
Expect to find 174 Loops in WAV, Apple and REX formats at 120bpm and 123bpm. 117 MIDI files that correlate with the audio loops and 20 Multi-Sample Patches for NNXT, Kontakt 3, Live 8 Sampler, Halion, EXS24 and SFZ formats. There is also a Live8 Project containing some juicy festive season extras.
The sound pack costs £24.95 GBP. Individual parts are also sold separately.
More information: 5Pin Media / Deep House Bass