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Producer Loops releases Subtractive Drum & Bass Vol 3

Producer Loops Subtractive Drum & Bass 3

Producer Loops has announced Subtractive Drum & Bass Vol 3, a construction kits sample pack for drum and bass production.

‘Subtractive Drum & Bass Vol 3′ brings you another FIVE stunning Minimal DnB Construction Kits guaranteed to transport your mixes to new and inspiring dimensions. This phenomenal pack features a unique combination of half-tempo Drum & Bass drums, blissful ambiences, intense build ups, stunning sound effects and live vocal performances. This multi-format product also includes MIDI files and one-shot drums.

Welcome to the latest sounds of minimal Drum & Bass! If your musical tastes lean towards the fresh sounds of dBridge, Bop, Data, Sabre, and Instra:mental then check out ‘Subtractive Drum & Bass Vol 3′. Each Construction Kit here has been expertly mixed, and artfully crafted, as you will hear from the MP3 demo.

The ACID, WAV and Apple Loops versions will conform to the key of your project, so you can combine any of the Kits together, or use them in conjunction with other Producer Loops titles.

The sample pack is available to purchase for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Producer Loops / Subtractive Drum & Bass Vol 3

Ueberschall releases Beyond Tech House by Asem Shama

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Ueberschall has announced a new Elastik Soundbank: Beyond Tech House.

Ueberschall Beyond Tech House

With Beyond Tech House, Berlin based producer and DJ Asem Shama captures the vibe of today‘s club sound on the edge of Tech-House and Techno. This library delivers sophisticated grooves, elaborate hooks and ground shaking basslines ready to be recombined and shaped to fit your production needs. Go beyond!

Harder than House, groovier than Techno. Tech House melts the best elements of two styles. This library is an explosive laboratory for your latest grooves. Asem Shama has already galvanized successful Ueberschall libraries such as Sounds of Berlin and Electro ID.

Beyond Tech House focuses on quality not quantity. Each single loop has been perfectly constructed and balanced. Guaranteed and approved for club-use! Be aware: We cannot exclude the risk of a restless dance-leg-syndrome! This library‘s sound convinces by its extreme compactness, punchy and deep basses and powerful drums – really PHAT! In addition, the right mixture of minimal chords, wicked percussions, larger-than-life pads and experimental FX-sounds guarantees a cool atmosphere for your tunes.

The Elastik Soundbank is available to purchase for 49 EUR.

More information: Ueberschall / Beyond Tech House

UVI updates ElectroBeats by David Guetta app to v1.5

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UVI has announced the release of version 1.5 of the intuitive beats making ElectroBeats by David Guetta app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, including new support for iOS6 and the iPhone 5, a new look, lower price, new features and sounds and new trailer.

ElectroBeats is a very intuitive beat making application conceived in collaboration with worldwide renowned and most demanded producer David Guetta.

Right away, you’ll create great sounding beats thanks to a powerful real-time approach and an impressive sound library.

Changes in ElectroBeats v1.5

  • New lower price: $4.99 USD instead of $9.99 USD.
  • Support for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5.
  • New features: MIDI Input Support, User Samples Support (import your files via File Sharing in iTunes).
  • New sounds and songs.

The release of version 1.5 brings the ElectroBeats Sweepstake.

By purchasing the full version, you will be able to participate in the free sweepstake to win a pair of David Guetta’s signed headphones.

More information: UVI / ElectroBeats by David Guetta

Blamsoft releases VK-1 Viking Synthesizer Rack Extension

Blamsoft has announced the release of the Viking, a Rack Extension synthesizer for Propellerhead Reason.

Viking gives you the authentic classic analog synthesizer experience. It’s a monophonic synth with three oscillators and a 4 pole ladder filter. Add to this plenty of modulation and control voltage capabilities and you get a timeless synth design.

All parameters in Viking have been modeled from real analog hardware, from the oscillator wave shapers, to the filter, to the envelopes. Try it out. The proof is in the sound.

Blamsoft VK-1 Viking Synthesizer
The VK-1 Viking Synthesizer with a Moog Voyager-like look.

VK-1 Viking Synthesizer features

  • Three adjustable free running wavetable based oscillators with drift control.
  • Two modulation busses and an LFO provide flexible modulation capabilities.
  • Numerous individual CV inputs as well as CV inputs into the modulation busses means that everything in the synth can be controlled by CV from other devices in the rack.
  • Classic transistor ladder filter modeled meticulously. Two DSP varieties are available allowing for either reduced CPU load or soft clipping. The number of poles is adjustable for a wider range of filter sounds.
  • Includes 75 factory patches.

The Viking Rack Extension is available from the Propellerhead Shop for the introductory price of $59 through December 2012 (25% off regular of $79 USD).

More information: Blamsoft / VK-1 Viking Synthesizer

Sound Magic releases Neo Imager—Hybrid stereo enhancer & imager

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Sound Magic Neo Imager

Sound Magic has announced Neo Imager, a hybrid stereo enhancer and imager effect plug-in for Windows.

Neo Imager is a hybrid tool which combines a Stereo Enhancer and an Imager. You can adjust both the stereo position of your music/tracks and enhance that stereo feeling as well. It is very useful when you need put an instrument into a different position, or make a mono recording “pop” into a stereo feel.

Neo Imager use a new technology which we call “Enhanced M/S Matrix”, which enables you to rotate the sound, make it wider or put it into a deeper position. You can also add a delay effect and/or a natural damping effect to the sound, which really creates a natural stereo image.

Neo Imager features

  • Internal 64-bit floating point precision.
  • Innovative Enhanced M/S Matrix enables users to adjust stereo position with meticulous controls.
  • Innovative Partial True Stereo Convolution Technology adds realistic stereo feeling to your mono tracks, and enhanced the stereo feeling for current stereo tracks.
  • Delay and Damping effects enables a better position feelings.
  • A/B setting makes it very convenient to A/B comparison.
  • Support up to 32Bit/384KHz resolution.

The Neo Imager plugin (Windows VST) is available for 49 EUR.

More information: Sound Magic / Neo Imager

Universal Audio updates UAD Powered Plug-Ins to v6.4 incl. 64-bit

Universal Audio has released version 6.4 of its UAD Powered Plug-Ins.

Universal Audio UAD Software v6.4

Released in November 2012, UAD Powered Plug-Ins v6.4 delivers a host of long-requested features for PC-based audio engineers — including 64-bit UAD plug-in support for Windows 7, and Apollo Audio Interface/UAD-2 Satellite FireWire drivers for Windows 7 (a qualified PCIe-to-FireWire adapter card is required).

Note: This release does not include the UAD Oxford EQ plug-in (32-bit or 64-bit). If you are using UAD Oxford EQ, updating to UAD v6.4.0 is not recommended. 32-bit and 64-bit versions of UAD Oxford EQ will be included in a future release.

More information: Universal Audio

Soundiron intros Tuned Micro and Granny Piano Reason ReFill Editions

Soundiron has announced that its Tuned Micro and Granny Piano sample libraries are now available in Reason ReFill format.

Soundiron Tuned Micro & Granny Piano ReFills

We’re happy to finally announce the arrival of our first two ReFill Packs for Reason!

We’ve worked with Propellerhead to carefully optimize and redesign our classic Old Busted Granny Piano and Tuned Micro libraries specifically for the Reason 6 platform, with Combinator and NN-XT presets that truly capture the playability and advanced control functionality that people have come to love with these popular instruments.

While ReFills and Kontakt presets have very different capabilities and strengths overall, you’ll find many of the same familiar UI features, a variety of matching presets, stylized artwork and the same great sound. And don’t worry, we’ll be adding new offerings to our Reason catalog as time goes on to expand the selection for our Reason users. And existing customers of the Kontakt versions of these libraries are eligible to receive low cost cross-grades to the Reason version.

The Tuned Micro and Granny Piano ReFills are available to purchase for $29 USD and $49 USD respectively.

More information: Soundiron

Rob Papen The secrets of subtractive synthesis “The 4 Element Synth” available now

Rob Papen The 4 Element Synth

Rob Papen has released The secrets of subtractive synthesis “The 4 Element Synth”, a synthesizer sound design masterclass by Rob Papen.

Rob Papen is a globally renowned sound designer whose sounds and virtual synthesizers are used and loved by many synthesizer players and music producers.

This 200+ page book, which is accompanied by four DVDs with over 10 hours of content, gives an in-depth insight into his approach of working with subtractive synthesis.

The book and DVD set is available to purchase for 74 EUR (EU incl. 6% VAT) / 69 EUR (outside EU, no VAT), excluding shipment cost.

More information: Rob Papen / The 4 Element Synth