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Producer Pack releases Deep House, Nu Garage One Shots sample pack

Producer Pack Deep House, Nu Garage One Shots

Producer Pack has announced the release of Deep House, Nu Garage One Shots, a sample pack bundle by Jeremy Sylvester.

Deep House Nu Garage One Shots bundle is a values pack containing all of Jeremy Sylvester’s deep house/garage one shot producer packs in one. If you produce music in these genre, this is an excellent package giving you hot samples designed for cutting edge music production.

All samples are in 24bit WAV format and ready for use within any sampler instrument on all DAW set-ups. This exclusive packs is only available to download from ProducerPack.com

The sample pack costs £19.95 GBP.

More information: Producer Pack / Deep House, Nu Garage One Shots

MuTools updates MuLab and MUX VST to v5.1.5

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MuTools MuLab 5

MuTools has updated its MuLab sound and music production system and MUX VST high-quality and super flexible modular synth and effect plug-in to version 5.1.5.

Changes in MuLab / MUX v5.1.5

  • Improved audio level compressor.
  • Extended support for different types of WAVE files.
  • Mixdown start-end is only set automatically on first time, after that it’s purely defined by the user.
  • Composer and Sequence Editor: Zoom Selection, Copy Time Zoom and Paste Time Zoom are now shortcuttable functions.
  • Rack naming: If loaded from a preset, the preset name has more priority than the first plug-in name.
  • New preset file function: “Unlink From Preset”.
  • Improved VST engine especially wrt VSTs that rely on timing info from the host.
  • Improved support for rack desk shortcuts when the rack desk is docked.
  • Added a bypass for a load problem in ToonTrack EZ Drummer.
  • Fixed a recent bug that could cause audio noises.
  • MUX VST now properly reports the effective host samplerate to VST plugins.
  • Fixed a little bug in the VST engine which could cause improper syncing between host and plug-in. (eg Kirnu Cream).
  • “Select Composition” function: When used via a shortcut, the popup list was displayed in the bottom-right corner. Fixed.
  • Audio File -> Create New Sample From Selection did not update the samplerate of the new sample. Fixed.
  • Fixed a little issue wrt the session editor window size when loading sessions that were saved with another editor window size.
  • Fixed an initialization bug that could have various consequences. One known consequence was that eg the Shortcut Map context functions were not listed in the shortcut target function list.
  • Extended log info for better diagnosing certain problems.

MuLab 5 is available to purchase staring at 29 EUR, MUX 5 UL costs 49 EUR.

More information: MuTools

Sonoma Wire Works GuitarJack 2 USB Pre-order

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Sonoma GuitarJack 2 USB

Sonoma Wire Works has announced that its GuitarJack 2 USB studio quality audio interface for desktop and mobile is now available to pre-order.

GuitarJack 2 USB portable audio I/O connects mics and instruments to your PC, Mac, and select mobile devices through a Micro USB connection.

Featuring a 1/4 inch instrument input, 1/8 inch stereo mic/line input, and 1/8 inch stereo headphone/line output with increased drive for headphones, GuitarJack 2 USB contains the same pristine sounding 24-bit AD/DA converter as the acclaimed GuitarJack Model 2.

GuitarJack 2 USB features

  • Studio quality sound from a 24-bit A/D and D/A converter with analog front end and digital circuitry designed by renowned audio designer, Joe Bryan, famous for his work on the UA 2192.
  • 1/4 inch (6.5 mm) instrument input – nickel-plated, solid brass Switchcraft (10,000 MTBF) jack.
  • 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) stereo mic/line input – (no phantom power is provided).
  • 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) stereo headphone/line output with increased drive for headphones provides incredible sound quality.
  • Micro USB connector.
  • Sleek and rugged aluminum shell with a brushed finish.
  • Device powered for ultimate portability – requires no batteries or power adapter.
  • Input Modes:
    • Instrument (1/4 inch) – mono Hi-Z.
    • Mic/Line (1/8 inch) – mono or stereo.

The GuitarJack 2 USB is available to pre-order for the introductory price of $129 USD ((U.S. shipping only, $199 USD MSRP). It is estimated to ship in June 2013. GuitarJack 2 USB is estimated to be available from select dealers worldwide in June 2013.

More information: Sonoma Wire Works / GuitarJack 2 USB

u-he announces Spring 2013 updates

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u-he

u-he has announced the release of updated versions of all its instrument and effect plug-ins for Windows and Mac.

Free updates for ACE, Diva, Zebra2, Uhbik, MFM2, Filterscape, Podolski, Triple Cheese and The Dark Zebra have arrived!

Changes in u-he Rev 1559

  • Supported formats now include VST3 (Mac/Win) and 64-bit VST2 (Mac).
  • New installers with improved support for Windows 7/8 and OS X Mountain Lion.
  • Numerous niggles and bugs fixed. (see changelog)

All updated plug-ins are now available to download.

More information: u-he

Samplephonics releases 909 drum sample library

Samplephonics has released 909, a multi-sampled drum hits sound library.

Samplephonics 909
The Kontakt version of Samplephonics 909 comes with a custom sequencer.

Expect to find over 4000 24 Bit Wav samples, meticulously sampled through two inputs, one clean, and one through a Thermionic Culture ‘Culture Vulture’ to provide some real analogue tube warmth and extra beef!

This sample library is available to download with a deeply scripted sequencer for Kontakt 5 (please note the full version of Kontakt 5 is required to run this and the instrument only works in demo mode with the Kontakt Free Player.) Create, copy, paste and edit patterns and even play live. We’ve kept many features true to the original (and added a few more necessities) and we believe this to be the closest software equivelent to the real thing.

Take your music back to it’s roots and inject some truly authentic drum samples into your next production. The 909 is back!

Samplephonics 909 features

  • 4054 24 Bit Wav samples, available in 96khz and 44.1khz sample rates.
  • Clean and real Analogue Tube input sources available.
  • Custom sequencer for Kontakt 5.
  • Sampler Instruments for Ableton, Reason, Logic/Garageband and Kontakt 4.2.

The sample library is available in 96kHz & 44.1kHz versions, priced at £49 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics / 909

Delectable Records releases Darkstep Vol. 1

Delectable Records Darkstep 1

Delectable Records has launched its Darkstep Vol. 1 sample library.

If you are seeking a complete toolset of fun Jungle sounds, nice uptempo break beats and ambient noises, Darkstep 1 is probably your best choice. Ape-Samples proudly present this outstanding volume filled with hypnotic bass lines to fit into your next productions.

Enjoy the wide range of utterly inspiring 24 bit quality audio samples offered by this new collection of properly tempo and key labelled audio samples, recorded at 175BPM and meticulously designed by our Studiocrew with professional equipment and custom made DSP routines, for ready-made sound generation.

This up-to-date library, primarily focused on pounding bass lines and twisted break beats, incorporates up to 518 Wav or Aiff files packed in 599 MB. Featuring no less than 346 precise Loops, 156 enigmatic Shots and 16 Bass Riffs, the dark side of sound delivered with this release is available in Wav or Aiff formats, ready to be put to good use with every standard Music Software.

The sample library costs £29.95 GBP. Individual parts are sold starting at £8.95 GBP.

More information: Delectable Records / Darkstep Vol. 1

The Loop Loft releases Complete Takes Vol 1 – Logic Pro Sessions

The Loop Loft Logic Pro Sessions

The Loop Loft has introduced Complete Takes Vol 1 – Logic Pro Session, a collection of 3 complete songs (each with 3 different mix options), fully mixed and arranged in Logic Session format.

Each session clocks in at 3-4 minutes in length and is pre-arranged in a traditional song structure (intro, verse, chorus etc.). Just choose from the 3 different mixes of each session (dry, experimental or “Loft”) and you’ll be up and running with incredible sounding live drums in seconds.

If you already own Complete Takes Vol 1 in WAV format and would like the Logic Session version, just contact us here for a free crossgrade!

Logic Pro Sessions Vol 1 features

  • 3 Complete Song Sessions.
  • 3 Mixes Per Session (9 Total).
  • 10 Individual Drum & Percussion Tracks.
  • Total Size: 1.1 GB.
  • 24 bit 48 kHz WAV Files.

The sample library costs $39 USD.

More information: Loop Loft / Logic Pro Sessions

Frontline Producer releases Funk Guitar Chips n’ Chops sample library

Frontline Producer Funk Guitar Chips n Chops

Frontline Producer has launched Funk Guitar Chips n’ Chops, a collection of funk guitar loops and sounds.

“It’s more than just Funky baby!” Frontline Producer proudly presents Frontline Funk, a brand new collection of Ice Cold Funk Guitar loops and Patches, wrenched straight from the heart of the 70s and ‘tune ready’ for producers worldwide.

With 2 sound engineers and 5 guitarists starved of daylight and fed on a soundtrack of whack-a-ticka and kit kats. Well, anything could have happened and it nearly did !

Armed with a telecaster, a white leather suit and all the adult material we could muster we set to work on FRONTLINE FUNK.

Funk Guitar Chips n’ Chops features

  • 314 MB content, 24 bit quality.
  • 30 100BPM Funk Guitar Loops.
  • 33 110BPM Funk Guitar Loops.
  • 50 120BPM Funk Guitar Loops.
  • 47 120BPM Wah Funk Guitar Loops.
  • 40 130BPM Funk Guitar Loops.
  • 200 Rex2 Loops.
  • Apple Loops format available separately.

The sample pack costs £19.95 GBP.

More information: Frontline Producer / Funk Guitar Chips n’ Chops