Plughugger releases Classic House Chords for Diva

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Plughugger has announced the release of Classic House Chords, a collection of 150 stabs and chords for the Diva virtual analog synthesizer plug-in by u-he.

Plughugger Classic House Chords

Classic House Chords is a collection focusing entirely on stab sounds for all genres of house: here are mellow Rhodes and sweaty organs for Deep House, classic Chicago-style minor stabs, old-school stabs from the days of Rave, modern chords for Progressive, Tech House and EDM – even laid back dubby chords for Dub & Reggae House.

With Classic House Chords we have utilized every aspect of Diva to get the right sound. Moog oscillators when complex chords are needed, Roland filters and envelopes for that instant classic sound, Korg filters when you need that extra energy, straight linear envelopes for a more modern sound and of course the new digital oscillator with its supersaws, feedback oscillators and FM capabilities.

The soundset is available for purchase for the introductory price of 9.90 EUR until February 15th, 2015 (regular 14.90 EUR). Use coupon code WELOVEHOUSE at checkout to take advantage of this offer.

More information: Plughugger / Classic House Chords

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Producer Loops releases Symphonic Series Vol 9: Arabian Adventures Vol 2

Symphonic Series Vol 9: Arabian Adventures Vol 2

Producer Loops has announced the release of Symphonic Series Vol 9: Arabian Adventures Vol 2, a new sample library featuring 5 compositions by professional soundtrack composer, Gregor Theelen.

You’ll find 5.74 GB (unzipped) of audio and MIDI content in ACID WAV, Apple Loops and OMF formats, all designed to infuse your productions with the mysterious and alluring vibe of the East.

All of the instruments one can find in a symphony orchestra are included in this epic pack, alongside some authentic Arabian instruments and percussion.

  • Strings: Double basses, harps, violins, violas, chellos, & dulcimers.
  • Woodwind: Piccolos and concert flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, bass clarinet, and contra bassoons.
  • Brass: Trumpets, trombone, tubas, French horns.
  • Percussion: Xylophones, darabukas, and a wide range of ethnic and traditional orchestral percussion.

The sample library is available for purchase for £49.95 GBP.

More information: Producer Loops / Arabian Adventures Vol 2

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Fingerlab relaeses DFX multi fx app for iPad

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Fingerlab has announced the release of DFX, a powerful real-time quad multi-effects processor for iPad.

Fingerlab DFX

We are curious. We like new experiences. We welcome unexpected discoveries. And… we are musicians. It was an obvious choice for us to develop for the iPad the multi-effects that we wanted, that we needed for our thirst for sound. Four powerful and multipurpose chained effects, driven by trackpads for fast and easy sonic explorations. Like a million of pedal boards on a device.

Plug in any audio source, a guitar, a bass, a microphone, a DJ mixer. Or play your favorite iOS synth or drum machine with Audiobus or Apple Inter-App Audio. Or why not playing a track from your iTunes Music Library. Select one, two, three or four effects amongst 35 hi-quality digital audio effects and explore endless sonic possibilities. Delays, echos, reverbs, filters, tremolo, autowah, compressors, distortions, vocoders, resonators, etc… more possibilities that you can imagine.

At last, but not least, DFX is also a great little sound design machine. Just select one of the built-in tone synthesizers on the first effect and let your imagination build new sound landscapes at the tip of your fingers. We have had a lot fun making ours in the Factory presets. No in-apps, no ads, no fuss. DFX is simple, intuitive and fun. No user guide required ;^)

The app is available for purchase for $1.99 USD for a limited time (50% off regular).

More information: Fingerlab / DFX

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Native Instruments releases Prospect Haze for Maschine

Native Instruments has announced the release of Prospect Haze, a new Maschine expansion for laid-back, melodic sounds of 90s East Coast hip-hop grooves.

Native Instruments Prospect Haze

PROSPECT HAZE includes a set of sounds centered on the sampling techniques of classic 90s East Coast hip-hop. Jazzy samples, deep basses, and smooth drum samples provide the foundation for East Coast-inspired groove production. Playable melodic kits featuring Rhodes, flutes, and ambiences sampled with classic techniques allow users to spice up their grooves with tuneful phrases and lines. PROSPECT HAZE also includes authentic patterns, providing additional inspiration with the sound of breakbeats from 1960s- and 1970s-era rock, R&B, and funk sampled directly from the original vinyl recordings. Together these elements deliver the sound of golden era hip-hop – music that has left an indelible mark on music to this day.

A compact version of PROSPECT HAZE is also available as an iMASCHINE Expansion, for creating beats on-the-go. The iMASCHINE Expansion features three projects, four drum kits, and three instruments. Tracks can be exported to MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, and MASCHINE MIKRO for completion.

Prospect Haze for Maschine 2 is available for purchase for $49 USD/49 EUR/ £44 GBP. The iMachine expansion is available for $0.99 USD/0.89 EUR/£0.69 GBP.

More information: Native Instruments / Prospect Haze

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ATC launches SCM45A Pro loudspeaker

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ATC has announced the launch of the SCM45A Pro, a new high-performance, three-way compact active loudspeaker.

ATC SCM45A Pro

The SCM45A Pro is a completely new design, yet shares many features with its smaller sibling, the highly-successful SCM25A Pro three-way, compact active loudspeaker. As a mid-size, three-way design that can be used in near- or mid-field positions, the SCM45A Pro perfectly fills a gap in ATC’s high-performance, professional active studio monitoring loudspeaker range. It has high output and delivers extended low frequency for its size — and all without compromising the overall balance for which ATC is so well known.

Like the SCM25A Pro, the new SCM45A Pro is an active three-way design with an unprecedented linear response across the critical midrange, as well as across the rest of the audible frequency range. In contrast to the SCM25A Pro, the SCM45A Pro features a second woofer for deeper bass response and increased SPL (Sound Pressure Level) capability, as well as ATC’s new proprietary dual-suspension tweeter — the first to be designed and built by the company, and the result of six years of research and development by ATC Managing Director Billy Woodman and R&D Engineer Richard Newman — for increased resolution in the top end.

SCM45A Pro features

  • Mid-size very high performance active 3-way studio monitor.
  • Ideally suited to:
    • critical near-field listening applications in all control rooms.
    • LCR surround monitoring in medium control rooms.
    • surround channels in medium-to-large contol rooms.
  • ATC hand built 6.5˝/164mm carbon-paper cone bass driver.
  • ATC 25mm/1” Dual Suspension Super Tweeter.
  • Discrete MOSFET class A/B bi-amp pack with 150W/60W/25W continuous power output.

The SCM45A Pro will be shipping from February 16th, 2015, priced at £7,042 GBP (plus VAT) per pair.

More information: ATC / SCM45A Pro

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