Fingerpushers has released Butch Techno Percussion, a collection of synthetic percussion sounds for Fxpansion Geist.
Butch Techno Percussion is a collection of five kits for Fxpansion Geist, containing 80 highly processed percussion sounds. Butch Techno Percussion also contains almost 400 percussive samples in WAV-format.
The original material for this collection came from TR-909 drum machine. The drum samples were loaded into a E-mu E4XT Ultra hardware sampler for some serious time stretching processing. The samples were stretched back and forward until they sounded like a nasty hard drive crash from the future.
A big portion of the sounds were processed and shaped with Fxpansion Geist and re-composed into percussive sounds. Another portion of the sounds were mangled in the Ohmforce Symptohm granular sampler.
Lastly, the most interesting sounds were selected to be compiled and processed one last time in Fxpansion Geist.
Butch Techno Percussion features
394 percussion samples.
All samples are in 44.1 kHz, 16 bit WAV format (with short file names so they work with Akai MPC).
There are five kits for Fxpansion Geist with 80 additional sounds.
The sound library is available to purchase for 9.90 EUR.
Steven Slate Drums has announced the release of the Chris Lord Alge Expansion for Steven Slate Drums 4.0 and Trigger.
In the Spring of 2012, Chris Lord Alge revisited his recording engineer roots and recorded multiple world class drumkits at OCEAN studios in Burbank. He then mixed all the drums in his classic style in his LA mixroom using the same processing chains that you’ve heard on all of his records. He even printed a sample layer of his famous SONY reverb unit on the kicks and snares. The result is some of the fattest, punchiest, most mix ready virtual drums in the industry! And now you can use these classic Chris Lord Alge drums in Steven Slate Drums 4 Virtual Drum instrument and Steven Slate TRIGGER Drum Replacer/Enchancer.
Chris Lord Alge Expansion features
Recorded & mixed by Chris Lord Alge.
12 snares, 11 kicks, 5 toms.
Use Directly with SSD4 Player or TRIGGER.
Multiple Articulations on Snares.
Classic CLA sound.
Easy to install.
The expansion is available for the introductory price of $149 USD for the SSD4 and Trigger editions (regular $249 USD), or $199 for a bundle of both (regular $399 USD).
IK Multimedia is pleased to offer mobile users 40% off AmpliTube Slash for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad for a limited time. This is your chance to get the Apocalyptic Tone of Slash on your iPhone and iPad at a great price. From now until December 13th, 2012 you can get AmpliTube Slash for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad for only $8.99/€7,99 each on the App Store. That’s 40% off the normal price of $14.99/€13,99!
Now you can play through a rock icon’s pedals and amplifiers, all from the convenience of your iPhone or iPad. AmpliTube Slash features models of all the legendary signature gear used by Slash in the studio and in his live performances. You can rock models of the legendary Marshall® JCM Slash Edition Silver Jubilee, the Marshall® AFD100, 6 Slash’s signature guitar pedals, and play along with Slash’s extensive discography or any music from your music library.
Use IK’s AmpliTube iRig or iRig STOMP mobile interfaces to connect your guitar, bass or keyboard to your mobile device and you are ready to rock! You can also use the iRig Mic to process and record vocals and acoustic instruments with this powerful mobile suite.
Nektar has announced Panorama P6, a 61 note USB MIDI controller keyboard with the same deep Reason integration as their acclaimed Panorama P4.
Nektar Panorama: Keyboard and pads are dynamic, sensitive and balanced carefully with a solid feel that allows for complete expression.
Panorama P4 first shipped in June 2012 and has already become a favorite among Reason users who are looking for great integration with hardware and workflow that allows uninterrupted creative freedom
Like the P4, the Panorama P6 features 4 modes that allow the user to switch between Mixer, Instrument and Transport mode and a 4th Internal mode with 20 user presets each configurable for control of external MIDI hardware, ReWired DAW’s or other MIDI controllable software.
A motorized fader, solo and mute buttons give mix channel control in every mode as does the extended transport buttons with no less than 11 functions a button push away. 16 encoders, 9 faders and 9 LED buttons do most of the controlling with parameters and values displayed on the TFT display. All assignable buttons including the 11 function keys and 12 pads can be setup to send MIDI messages or QWERTY macros, a unique Panorama idea where up to 8 computer keyboard shortcuts can be sent with just one button press. In addition the Panorama P6 features a 61 note velocity sensitive semi-weighted keyboard with after touch, pitch bend, modulation wheel, MIDI out, foot switch and expression pedal sockets.
Panorama P6 is shipping in December 2012, at a MSRP of $659.99 USD / 529.99 EUR / £419.99 GBP (anticipated street price of $599.99 USD / 479.99 EUR / £369.99 GBP).
Best Service has announced the release of Engine 2.1, featuring full 64-bit cross-platform support.
Best Service is excited to announce the immediate release of Engine 184.108.40.206. This new version brings a couple of really great new features and a lot of minor bug fixes. One of the new exciting features being the AU and VST 64-bit OS X support.
From now Engines memory access is not limited any more to 4GB. Use a 64-bit sequencer to take full advantage of your computers RAM and load as many Best Service Engine instruments as you like (and your computer can handle).
Changes in Engine v220.127.116.11
Added 64 Bit Support for OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8.
Improved Memory Management.
VST Gui updated to 3.6 for better mouse handling [Mac 64bit only].
Enhanced directory/file structure management. It´s now possible to use UNC Path and special characters [PC].
Enhanced/Improved Convolution Reverb.
Enhanced/Improved Midi processing.
Fixed some bugs in the E-License Manager [Mac].
Fixed some minor bugs.
Fixed split keyboard function.
Fixed some bugs in the midi learn function.
Fixed virtual keyboard.
Engine 2.1 is now available to download at Best Service, free of charge.
Titled after the Guinness World Record for the shortest song ever recorded (“You Suffer” by Napalm Death), 1.316 Seconds by 9 Soundware is a collection of Sculpture-based Channel Strip setting files for Apple Logic Pro inspired by extreme music.
Combining the string/exciter paradigm of Sculpture with the signal-contorting resources of Logic Pro, the sound set is composed of simulations and abstractions of instrumentation associated with stupendously aggressive, challenging works.
1.316 Seconds is composed of 5 categories, “Down-tuned Guitar”, “Down-tuned Bass”, “Blast Beat”, “Death Growl”, and “Microsong”, each of which consists of 10 Channel Strip settings. Featuring .cst files designed to simulate machine gun-like mechanical riffs, as well as sustained chords, central to the sound set is “Down-tuned Guitar”. When sequenced with consecutive fifths and parallel octaves, using palm mute and sustaining sounds in conjunction, these Channel Strip settings allow for mockups of simple phrases. “Down-tuned Bass” is based on the timbres of grotesquely distorted, droning bass guitars. Similarly, parallel octaves allow for the balance between tonality and cacophony when using these .cst files. The “Blast Beat” Channel Strip settings are abstractions of the blistering noise associated with the drumming technique. While the sound design behind this category is largely conceptual (; not emblematic of drum kits), snare drums can be modeled by layering multiple Channel Strip settings (in particular Blast Beat 08.cst and Down-tuned Bass 09.cst). Comparably nonfigurative, the “Death Growl” noise instruments impressionistically portray guttural vocals. These .cst files are designed for performance in tandem with the modulation wheel. Finally, the “Microsong” Channel Strip settings produce bursts of rhythmic and randomly shifting timbres driven by LFO modulation.
1.316 Seconds is available to purchase for $14.99 USD.