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Elektrostudio updates Virtual Model Mini & Pro synth plugins

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Elektrostudio has released updates for its virtual model Mini and Pro virtual synthesizer instruments for Windows.

Elektrostudio Virtual Model Pro
The Moog Prodigy inspired Virtual Model Pro by Elektrostudio.

Changes in Mini Model v1.03 / Model Pro v1.02

  • Fixed errors in GUI.
  • New ENV modules
  • Eliminated the phase shifts in perfect tune sound.
  • Eliminated drift waves (SAW/OSC1i2 of RAMP/OSC3).
  • New and more aggressive OSC waveforms.
  • Hide the mouse cursor when moving knobs.

The plug-ins are available to download at no cost (Windows VST).

More information: Elektrostudio


Function Loops launches Spring Sale

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Function Loops Spring Sale

Function Loops has announced the launch of its Spring Sale, offering a free sample pack with any purchase.

We are running our Spring Sale through March 27 – April 27. Buy one sample pack of your choice, no matter the price or the size. After purchase, pick another one for FREE.

All you need to do, is use the “contact” form to send us the name of the pack and we will send you a link to download the pack you picked.

The sale ends April 27th, 2013.

More information: Function Loops


Black Hand Loops releases Black Hand Production Suite

Black Hand Production Suite

Black Hand Loops has released the Black Hand Production Suite, a sample library containing loops, instrument and drum one-shots.

High-quality, 100% royalty free sounds inspired by the best Hip-Hop, RnB and Pop artists gives you an oportunity to produce compositions ready to use in professional recordings. This library is a must have position for every Urban music producer. From hard beating, classic Hip-Hop, the smooth RnB, to the modern Dirty South bangers.

Black Hand Production Suite features

  • 195 Loops: 56 drum loops, 27 orchestral loops (strings & brasses), 29 pianos & keys loops, 66 synth loops (leads, basses, arps, pads and other), 17 other loops (choirs, voxes, guitars and other).
  • 189 One-Shots: 145 drum one-shots (bass drum, snare, hihat, percussion & fx), 44 instrument one-shots (piano, e-piano, orchestral, synth and other labeled chords).
  • 120 melodic MIDI loops allows you to produce your tracks faster and easier than ever using your favourite software or hardware synth.
  • Formats: ACID (384 files), WAV 16-Bit (384 files), Aif 24-Bit (384 files), MIDI (120 files).

The sample pack is available from r-loops, priced at $39.95 USD.

More information: Black Hand Production Suite


Ueberschall launches Rock Classics sample library

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Ueberschall Rock Classics

Ueberschall has released Rock Classics, a Elastik Soundbank for 70s & 80s rock music.

Rock Classics covers the era of the 70s and 80s where famous rock bands were able to decorate their studios‘ walls with gold and platinum honored releases. Ueberschall‘s Elastik library „Rock Classics“ is the result of a months-lasting, intense production. Its 20 construction kits offer professionally recorded drums, bass and guitars in up to seven different parts. Each construction kit‘s part is available in two variations to multiply the number of possible combinations.

All tracks have been recorded using an analogue mixing console and an analogue multitrack to create a truly authentic sound. Also, all guitars have been recording using real amplifiers – no emulations, no exceptions! The abstinence of plug-ins of any kind has led to a production that is exceptionally warm and punchy. Sound wise, Rock Classics is head to head with the classics in rock history. The immense choice of different parts and variations makes this library ideally suited for film- and advertisement soundtracks. Rock Classic is also a perfect choice whenever the classic sound of those 70s and 80s legendary rock songs is needed. And thanks to individual instrument tracks, the library is of great use in any other creative environment, making Rock Classics an ideal start point for new compositions. At the same time, the individual tracks allow easily analyzing how the sound of a great rock classic track was built. This qualifies the library as suitable demonstration material for music schools and educational institutes for audio- and sound engineering.

Rock Classics consists of 7.2 GB audio data containing 2.960 loops. The 20 construction kits are divided in up to seven parts. Available are intro, A-, B- and C-parts as well as breaks and outros. All electric guitars and basses are available as individual tracks, being recorded using real amplifiers – no modelers!
As you can expect from Ueberschall productions, all drums have been carefully mic‘ed and are available as single tracks, too. Besides a premixed version of the drum kit, there are dry tracks of the bass drum, two snare tracks (top and bottom microphones), hi-hat, toms and overheads, allowing to build the kit‘s sound from ground up.

The sound library costs 149 EUR.

More information: Ueberschall / Rock Classics


Time+Space launches Easter Eggstravaganza – 50% off selected Big Fish Audio

Big Fish Audio Sale at Time+Space

Time+Space has announced the Easter Eggstravaganza, offering a 50% discount on selected Big Fish Audio sample libraries for a limited time.

With the long Easter weekend almost upon us, you might find you’ve got some extra time to make music so why not get some inspiration courtesy of Time+Space and Big Fish Audio with 50% off selected libraries until 31st March.

Having been established since 1986, Big Fish Audio are among the original pioneers of the sample library industry and the fact that they are still going strong today is testament to the quality and variety of sample collections they produce.

With prices starting at just £12.48 and genres ranging from Hip Hop and Jazz to Rock, Punk, Blues and more, all titles in the 50% off sale are available for immediate download so you can get started straight away!

The sale ends March 31st, 2013.

More information: Time+Space


Producertech launches Making Fat Basslines in Logic Pro course by FracTroniX

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Producertech FracTroniX

Producertech has introduced Making Dubstep Basslines, the second part of the production course for Logic Pro by FracTroniX.

If you own Logic Pro and want to know how to produce dubstep or similar heavy, hard-hitting styles of music then this course is for you!

The course is brought to you by FracTroniX, the producer behind the eclectic bass-driven vibes of Metaphra and the upfront, experimental drum and bass of Defazed, and is split into several parts. Each part focuses on a different area of production, with this one uncovering the secrets behind producing massively twisted basslines!

The course comes complete with the Logic Project used in the lessons so you can see exactly how everything is done and therefore truly get to grips with every technique explored in this in-depth course.

The course is now on sale at a 25% discount.

More information: Music-Courses / Making Fat Basslines


Shure announces spring rebates for Beta microphones

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Shure has announced it is offering spring rebates of up to $60 USD back on select Beta microphones.

Shure Beta Mic Rebates

Customers who purchase the microphones between April 1, 2013 and June 30, 2013, are eligible for the rebate.

Also included in the promotion is Shure’s DMK 57-52 universal drum microphone kit, which comes with three SM57 instrument microphones, and one Beta 52®A kick drum microphone.

All claims must be postmarked by July 31, 2013, and received no later than August 15, 2013.

More information: Shure / Spring rebates