Archive for October, 2012

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R-Loops launches Beats By Dr. Dre Contest + Halloween Sale

R-Loops has announced a contest in which you can win a pair of Beats By Dr. Dre.

r-loops Beats By Dr. Dre Contest

Just three steps:

1. Buy any product from www.r-loops.com*
2. Join our Facebook (www.facebook.com/rloops),
3. Subscribe to newsletter!

Winner will be announced at the end of November on our Fanpage!

Customers who have bought r-loops products in October 2012 will automatically take part in the competition when fulfilling the other conditions.

r-loops is also having a Halloween Sale, offering a 50% discount on all products until October 31st, 2012. Use coupon code halloween at checkout.

More information: R-Loops

MeldaProduction releases MStereoSpread effect plugin + updates available

MeldaProduction has announced that it has updated its effect plugins line to version 7.05, including the release of MStereoSpread. The MDrummer virtual drum instrument was updated to version 4.05.

The update provides some more fixes and optimizations, extends documentations, which can also be generated from inside the plugins, improves modulator editors and much more.

MStereoGenerator uses psychoacoustics to bring your tracks closer to the listener and make them as wide and tight as physically possible, yet sound natural and beautiful. MStereoSpread provides a unique unbelievably tight-sounding stereo expansion algorithm, which is perfect for just about any audio material and is fully mono compatible.

MeldaProduction MStereoSpread
MStereoSpread can generate an artificial stereo image from mono tracks or expand existing stereo image.

MStereoSpread features

  • Unique widening algorithm.
  • 2D stereo field analyzer.
  • 4 global modulators.
  • M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing.
  • Smart randomization.
  • Automatic gain compensation (AGC).
  • Adjustable up-sampling 1x-16x.
  • Extremely advanced and easy-to-use user interface.
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn.
  • Very fast, optimized for SSE and SSE2 processors.
  • Global preset management and online preset exchange.
  • Fully automatable.
  • Supports VST, VST3 and AU interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit.

MStereoSpread is available to purchase for the introductory price of 29 EUR. The plugin is free for MTotalBundle and MMixingBundle users.

More information: MeldaProduction / MStereoSpread

reFX releases FX and (free) Halloween expansions for Nexus2 + 2.4.0 update now available

reFX FX and Halloween Expansions

reFX has released FX and Halloween expansion libraries for its Nexus2 rompler synthesizer for Windows and Mac.

With FX, Nexus provides sound effects, the essence of modern productions! 150+ state-of-the-art effect presets by Manuel Schleis. Great for electronic music genres, plus movie FX and trailers. Complex sounds with easy user controls. Try out the up/down lifters, impact hits, booms, drones, atmospheres, swooshes, slides, fx loops and arps. This is a great, all-inclusive package!

Halloween — Bats, Cats, Mad scientists and even the Count himself make an appearance in this free mini-expansion for all Nexus2 customers. You can find it in your purchase-history along the required 2.4.0 update. Happy Halloween.

reFX has also updated Nexus2 to version 2.4.0, including faster loading times.

Changes in Nexus v2.4.0

  • Most presets load about twice as fast now! If you have a fast SSD, loading times are mostly instantenous, even with bigger presets.
  • The mix-page had to be changed slightly. The oscillators are now on their own tab to make room for four additional layers (for a total of eight now) and four additional oscillators (also a total of eight now). Future exansions will utilize this. The free “Halloween”-Expansion already does this!
  • The support-file now detects Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 correctly.
  • Re-enabled the Live section. From now on updates are downloaded again.
  • Removed invisible, but audible, MIDI-CC #7 and CC #11. A few users unintentionally used these and thus changed the output-volume.
  • Fixed: Arp-glide was sometimes unintentionally enabled for some sequences at certain speeds and tempo.
  • Fixed: The reverb would flutter very lightly under very specific circumstances and only with VERY low frequencies.
  • Fixed: Minor bug-fixes and optimizations.

Nexus2 is available to purchase for 249 EUR. The FX expansion is 55 EUR, the Halloween expansion can be downloaded at no charge.

More information: reFX

Diginoiz releases West Coast Wave 4 sample pack

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Diginoiz West Coast Wave 4

Diginoiz has announced the release of West Coast Wave 4, a sample library featuring West Coast style construction kits.

Ladies and gentleman! We are proud to present the 4th part of probably the best West Coast genre product ever! West Coast Wave 4!

8 highest quality west coast style construction kits with greatest sound and vibe that You may know from the biggest west coast stars like Nate Dogg, Dr. Dre, WC, Warren G, Spice 1, Snoop and others. Produced by a young and talented producer – MilionBeats!

Over 1,4 Gb multiformat material with root key and tempo included. So let’s take a ride through the warm and beautiful streets of La!

The sample pack is available to purchase for 22 EUR.

Until November 10th, 2012, all Diginoiz libraries are 50% off in a Halloween Sale. Use coupon code monster at checkout to take advantage of this deal.

More information: Diginoiz

Ueberschall releases Guitar Ballads: Library Music – Volume 1

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Ueberschall Guitar Ballads Library Music Vol 1

Ueberschall has announced the release of Guitar Ballads: Library Music – Volume 1, an Elastik sample library featuring acoustic and electric guitar samples.

Whether pop, R&B or rock, a nice ballad needs to be found on any album. Also, there is nothing better to transfer emotional contents than a beautiful guitar sound. Guitar Ballads brings you professional and soulfully played song starters and ideas, pre-arranged, allowing you to produce your own chart-ready ballads.

Acoustic and clean electric guitars are the perfect match for commercial pop ballads. Here, we built ten characterful song layouts based around finest guitar sounds. In addition, Guitar Ballads also offers warm overdriven sounds for that rock feeling in ballads and wah-pedal-licks to introduce a touch of black music. Summarized, this library is focused on the slow, emotional side of music but still offers stylistic variety. All tracks have been performed by experienced studio musicians using only first-class-gear. This allows fitting the loops and riffs into your song production easily and without any in-depth sound-engineering skills.

Guitar Ballads consists of ten extensive construction kits containing a total of 562 loops of instrument licks, riffs and drums. Each construction kit is a complete arranged song with a main theme and some added variations.

The Guitar Balleds library costs 49 EUR (Elastik player included).

More information: Ueberschall / Guitar Ballads: Library Music – Volume 1

FXpansion releases DCAM BusComp Rack Extension for Reason

FXpansion DCAM BusComp

FXpansion has announced the release of DCAM BusComp, a Rack Extension that delivers high-end studio-quality bus compression for your Reason productions.

DCAM BusComp is based on a classic bus compressor design from the centre section of a well-known British large-format mixing console. It is usually intended to be inserted on subgroups like drum mixes or the entire master output in order to make individual tracks sit together for a more cohesive mix, adding punch while still sounding smooth and natural.

As well as a realistic circuit-modelled compression engine, DCAM BusComp also features the ability to use an external sidechain, a built-in saturation circuit and a wet/dry control for parallel compression applications. It also includes a CV output which allows you to modulate other Reason devices with the gain reduction envelope.

DCAM BusComp is available as a download-only product from the Propellerhead Online Shop, priced at $29 USD/25 EUR inc. VAT where applicable.

More information: FXpansion / DCAM BusComp

Soundbox releases Afro Tech Percussion

Soundbox Afro Tech Percussion

Soundbox has released Afro Tech Percussion, a collection of percussion loops.

Hot on the Heels of the greatly received Nu Skool Afro Tech series comes Afro Tech Percussion, another instant go to pack for all producers who want that tribal percussive vibe injected into their music.

Deep pounding tribal beats, afro percussive loops are what to expect in this from the Soundbox stable, again featuring over 100mb of tech tinged loops.

Afro Tech Percussion loops will appeal to producers of House, Techno, Tech House, Minimal, Deep House and more. All Loops are high-quality 24bit WAV and are at 126bpm.

The sample pack is available to purchase for £7.95 GBP.

More information: Soundbox / Afro Tech Percussion

Citron Instruments releases Pira sound library for Kontakt

Citron Instruments has released Pira, a percussion sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Citron Pira
Citron’s Pira for Kontakt includes percussion, drums and FX.

Pira features

  • 4 banks (will be expanded for free).
  • Format: NI Kontakt 5 (Full Version).
  • 200 Mb (NCW Compression).
  • 24 bit.
  • Flexible mixing like a classic console.
  • Easy and intuitive use.
  • Effects: LP and HP filters, EQ, enveloper, drive, compression.

The Pira library is available to purchase for 39 EUR.

More information: Citron Instruments / Pira