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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

Diginoiz releases Fabulous Bangers 2

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Diginoiz Fabulous Bangers 2

Diginoiz has launched Fabulous Bangers 2, a new set of construction kits for hip hop music production.

If You are bored with all the trap style sounds You are in the right place! No trap sounds in here! Specially for hip hop fans we have prepared the second part of our best selling product Fabulous Bangers!

The package contains 8 construction kits with great sounding, warm hip hop bangers with specific hood vibe that You may know from the biggest hip hop artists! Over 100 loops, 1,58Gb multi-format material will let You produce great tracks. So don’t waste Your time, work hard and remember – no traps in here!

The sample pack costs 22 EUR.

More information: Diginoiz

Prime Loops launches Dubstep Producer bundle deal

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Prime Loop XXL Dubstep Producer

Prime Loops has announced the release of Dubstep Producer, a bundle of 6 sample packs for dubstep music production.

Rip through the niceties with some of the phattest, meanest, dirtiest Dubstep available! Our latest collection of massive, roaring sound is the huge “Dubstep Producer” Bundle Deal.

Mixing together no less than 6 epic Dubstep sample packs from amidst our bulging catalogue, you’ll find sonic inspiration in the form of old skool Dub, UK Bass, contemporary US Dubstep and everything in between!

Take a look inside and you’ll find the following best selling titles: Big Phat Wobble Bass, Dubstep Melodies, Dubstep Reaper, Dubstep SFX, Official Dubsteo Drum Loops, Rasta Vocal Samples 3

At an indulgent 2.14GB+, this combo deal really is value for money. If you’re looking for an entire arsenal of aggressive Dubstep inspiration, then you know what to do!

The bundle costs £49.95 GBP (reguluar price individual packs £101.95 GBP).

More information: Prime Loops / Dubstep Producer

Native Instruments releases KOMPLETE 9 & KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE

Native Instruments Komplete 9

Native Instruments has announced that the previously announced latest generation of KOMPLETE software bundles is available now.

KOMPLETE 9 includes 33 instruments and effects with six new additions, including the brand-new MONARK monosynth, plus the completely re-designed BATTERY 4 drum sampler.

KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE includes all 65 current KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects at the time of release and over 370 GB of content. Each bundle now also features essential studio effects, delivering complete production solutions from initial idea to finished composition.

KOMPLETE 9 is available to purchase for $559 USD / 499 EUR. KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE is $1099 USD / 999 EUR (suggested retail prices). Updates for owners of KOMPLETE 2 through 8 are available from $149 USD / 149 EUR.

More information: Native Instruments / Komplete

Psychic Modulation updates Phonec to v1.3

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Psychic Modulation Phonec

Psychic Modulation has released version 1.3 of the Phonec synthesizer plug-in for Windows.

Phonec is best described as an ‘analog flux synthesizer’. Inspired by the mystique of video logo synth scores from worn out VHS tapes, Phonec was primarily designed with character in mind. However Phonec is capable of producing a wide range of sounds such as vintage analogue tones, lo-fi synthscapes, ethereal pads, minimal techno sequences, and synthwave leads and basses.

Changes in Phonec v1.3

  • GUI update: aesthetic improvements as well as various fixes.
  • Improved sliders, now easier to control.
  • Fixed sequencer random mode not working.
  • Fixed volume changes when switching Melt modes.
  • Fixed problem with panning envelope.
  • Fixed various legato/portamento related arp issues.
  • Noise level can now go higher.
  • HFO velocity was inverted, now fixed.
  • Added two new switches to seq; for adding an octave to pitch seq, and inverting filter/amp seq.
  • Changed LFO3 target list, ‘Melt’ and ‘Echo Tune’ were not compatible with a polyphonic LFO, caused cpu spikes; added ‘Sub Pitch’.
  • Improved presets.
  • Includes a separate ‘effect’ version so Cubase users can utilize audio input routing.

Phonec for Windows (VST) costs $39 USD.

More information: Psychic Modulation / Phonec