Sample Magic has launched Vintage Breaks 3, a new sample pack featuring an essential collection of classic live breakbeats by Hal Ritson and Alex Reeves.
The dream team behind Vintage Breaks and Classic Disco Breaks return for the third outing in their critically-acclaimed series. Spanning rough-and-ready jazz, funk, soul and disco, Vintage Breaks Vol 3 serves up 101 all-new breaks loops recorded with the same breathtaking attention to detail which has become their calling card.
From the use of rare vintage kit – drums, mics, pre-amps and outboard processors – to immaculately authentic playing styles and the replication of classic, often long-lost, mic’ing techniques, Vintage Breaks Vol 3 resurrects the drum sounds of decades past, from the easy-listening 40s to the glitter 70s.
The sample pack is available to purchase for £16.90 GBP.
More information: Sample Magic / Vintage Breaks 3
The Neurohop Forum has launched NHF Sample Pack: Vol 01, a free sample pack by the Neurohop forum community.
Our generous forum community has banded together and compiled a quality sample pack available for free download!
Once again giving back to the producers of our community, the members of Neurohop Forum have compiled over 2GB of samples, including Bass lines, Kicks, Snares, FX, and even presets for Massive, FL and more!
The pack is a free download for Neurohop Forum Facebook fans. For those without a Facebook account, the download is available at the forum as well.
More information: Neurohop Forum / NHF Sample Pack: Vol 01
Myloops has announced the release of Reloaded, a sample library featuring one shots samples for building trance productions.
We have spent over a year creating a library that contains 1000+ trance samples. you will not find any “filler” sounds in this pack. No hands up, no hardcore, or jumpstyle sounds in here.
Every single sample (kick, clap, fx, open or closed hat, ride, snare, etc.) has been crafted as a collaboration between talented sound designer Jevgeni Kurnikov and Myloops, processed and put together in a pack designed with the objective of becoming the top #1 affordable go-to library for trance sounds.
- 1000+ professional quality one-shots and bonus sounds made specifically for trance music.
- Includes 167 Kicks, 221 Claps, 146 Open hats, 149 Closed hats, 23 Rides, 70 Snares, 28 Snare Loops, 57 Crashes, 152 FX sounds, 35 bonus sounds.
- Demo project files included for your favorite sequencer (FL Studio, Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic Pro, Reaper or Studio One).
- All sounds designed with trance music in mind.
- All sounds sorted in categories for easy access.
- No “fillers”, just 100% quality and usable sounds.
- All samples in the WAV 24bit Format, works in every sequencer on the market.
The sample pack is available to purchase for 34.99 EUR.
More information: Myloops / Reloaded
Waldorf has introduced Streichfett, a hardware synthesizer unit that combines the best of the now extinct species of String Synthesizers of the 70s and early 80s.
Its dual sound engine features a fully polyphonic strings section and a monophonic solo section, which is essential for recreating how adult movies sounded thirty years ago. The Ensemble Effect handles lubrication of the String Section, while the Effects section adds adjustable Phaser or Reverb. Alternatively, the Effect section can be used to animate the strings registration, allowing spectacular sound morphs.
The Solo Section offset presets named Bass, E-Piano or Clavi, and just like in your typical string machine, the sound has little to do with that name. Instead, these are shimmering and slightly percussive sounds that blend well with the string section.
- Fully polyphonic Strings Section with Violin, Viola, Cello, Brass, Organ and Choir presets.
- 2′nd Layer with Violin/Viola Voicing.
- Ensemble Effect for String Section.
- Typical String Envelope Generator with Crescendo and Release.
- Monophonic Solo Section, offering Bass, E-Piano, Clavi, Synth and Pluto sounds.
- Dedicated Tremolo for Solo Section.
- Switchable Envelope generator with variable Sustain setting and Attack/Decay (Release) function.
- Effect Section with Animate, Phaser or Reverb.
- Layer or Split for Solo Section.
- Dedicated balance knob for quick adjustment of layered/split sounds.
- Fully programmable with 3 x 4 memory locations.
Pricing and availability TBA.
More information: Waldorf / Streichfett
db audioware has announced the release of Flying Haggis for iOS, the distinctive guitar amp for discerning guitarists.
Simply plug in your guitar via any iOS compatible interface (eg IK Multimedia iRig, Apogee Jam) and start playing. Or, connect via Audiobus for additional multi-fx possibilities!
Flying Haggis is an all-original amp design with great tones, a nice selection of vintage fx, and a no nonsense interface with all the pick-up-and-play appeal of real hardware. There are no complex menus or screens to navigate. There are no in-app purchases or advertising to distract you. Just start up the app, plug in your guitar, and play.
Flying Haggis for iOS is available to purchase for $6.99 USD.
More information: db audioware / Flying Haggis
codeKnobs has launched DSI Tetra Program Editor VST, a software editor for the Tetra hardware synthesizer by Dave Smith Instruments.
DSI Tetra Program Editor VST features
- Full Tetra parameter control in program mode.
- Real-time editing and VST plugin automation.
- Load and Save programs to Hard drive and Tetra.
- Store and Restore Tetra programs in VST host tracks.
The editor is available for Windows and Mac (VST), priced at $29.99 USD.
More information: codeKnobs / DSI Tetra Program Editor VST
Bigcat Instruments has introduced the Piano Collection, a collection of free piano instrument libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Salamander Piano (Yamaha C5) by Alexander HolmFeel was originally released as an SFZ instrument.
Here are six bigcat Instruments pianos for Kontakt 5.
The showpieces of the collection are mid-sized to baby Grands from each of the three major piano makers, Yamaha, Steinway and Baldwin. Also included are a Prepared Piano, a Honky-Tonk and an Intimate Piano.
The libraries are available to download at no charge (Creative Commons and Public Domain licenses).
More information: Bigcat Instruments / Piano Collection
100 Akres has launched its Deebox Chopra Beat Contest, offering a chance to win an AKAI MPC Element.
The contest is open to those who purchase a copy of the Deebox Chopra sample pack.
The deadline for submitting your entry is March 31st, 2014, at midnight (PST). The winner of the MPC Element will be announced on April 15th.
More information: 100 Akres / Deebox Chopra Beat Contest