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Drumdrops announces 1963 Premier Outfits 54 single shot multi-velocity drum kit

Drumdrops 1963 Premier Outfits 54

Drumdrops has announced the upcoming 1963 Premier Outfits 54, the first release in a series of 8 single shot multi-velocity drum kits.

Already one of the world’s leading places to purchase bespoke live drum tracks as multi- tracks, stems and loops, Drumdrops.com are now gearing up to start selling the first of their high-standard, single shot multi-velocity drum kits from May 2013.

The first kit set for release is the Vintage 1963 Premier Outfits 54 Kit, similar to the one played by Ringo Starr in his early career. This classic vintage kit was recorded in Miloco’s The Pool in London, taking advantage of the studio’s fantastic sounding live space. The talents of drummer, Adam Falkner, were harnessed to sample the kit in multiple velocity steps to create the most realistic sounding packs possible. This kit is an essential addition to any drum library, offering the highest quality authentic sounding 60s kit at your fingertips.

To make projects even easier, the 1963 Premier Outfits 54 kit is available to purchase in three separate packs.

1963 Premier Outfits 54 features

  • The Kontakt 5 Pack — Probably the most impressive part about this forthcoming release; Drumdrops have built their own Kontakt 5 interface featuring everything existing Kontakt 5 users have come to expect. Sixteen velocity levels are included on each articulation and multiple round robins resulting in over 7000 samples, ensures this kit is meticulously and successfully matched to the real thing. The mixer has mute, solo, pan, phase, routing and two aux sends and each channel comes with a 4-band EQ and Transient Master. Custom velocity curves and MIDI Mapping are also standard. There are a number of convolution reverbs included, which have been taken from a variety of commercial studios, and some of the more interesting spring and plate reverbs, whilst randomisation features further enhance the authentic sound. These are just some of the features on the forthcoming pack. For a detailed overview, click here to download the manual.
  • The Multi-Velocity Pack — Don’t have Kontakt 5? Don’t worry – Drumdrops have covered that, too! This pack is perfect for the pro’s that may want a smaller sample set to add to their library, and with up to sixteen velocity levels on each articulation and no round robins, it’s the ideal choice. Built to load up in any sampler or drum machine, Drumdrops have also made life easier, going that one step further by including templates for Kontakt, Battery, EXS24, idrum, Maschine, with Geist and MIDI templates included for the sampler templates. You can download the multi-velocity Pack manual here.
  • The Single Hits Pack — Designed with drum machine users in mind or those who don’t need multiple velocities, simplicity was the key with this pack and with just three velocities included, there’s a super simple price to go with it as well. Like the multi-velocity kit, this single hit package features the same templates for ease and accessibility; just download and go! To download the single pack manual click here.

The Premier Outfits 54 Kit for Kontakt will be available to purchase on May 7th, 2013, priced at £30 GBP. The multi-velocity and single hits packs are priced £10 GBP and £5 GBP respectively. More kits will be released over the coming months.

More information: Drumdrops / 1963 Premier Outfits 54

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Loopmasters launches Singomakers Bass Sale – 40% off sample packs

Singomakers Bass Sale

Loopmasters has announced a limited time sale on selected Singomakers sample libraries.

Save massively on Singomakers selected sample packs.

40% off until May 10th! Hurry and get your Singomakers stuff now!

Singomakers Bass Sale

  • World Of Moombahton – Diplo, Munchi, all these guys became legends with their unique vision of Tropical Bass Sound! Now it’s your turn. We are proud to introduce you this ultimate collection of Moombahton samples! …
  • Evil Dubstep Sounds – OMG! Evil Dubstep sounds are here! Crazy collection of mad Dubstep sounds. Absolutely unusual and enormous!  Inside the pack you will find: Growling Bass Lines, Insane Beats, Mad Synth Loops, …
  • Insane Complex Electro – Singomakers drop the atomic bomb with the most exciting and desired Complex Electro samples!  Insane Complex Electro is one of the best sample packs available to date containing those monster …
  • Monster Drumstep VS Drum & Bass – “Singomakers” are very proud to present you a fresh collection of royalty free samples “Monster Drumstep VS Drum & Bass”! This powerful collection of royalty free Drumstep and Drum & Bass …
  • Complextro & Dubstep Synth Patches 3 in 1 – “3 in 1″ is a totally new generation of Soft Synth Presets! It is 3 absolutely different presets banks for Massive, Sylenth1 and Predator linked together by two great genres – Complextro & …
  • Soulful Glitch Hop – If you find inspiration in tracks of Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Faithless, Enigma, UNKLE, Radiohead – then this pack is for you! A must have collection of unusual & fresh Soulful Glitch Hop …

The sale ends May 10th, 2013.

More information: Loopmasters / Singomakers Bass Sale

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Inspire Audio releases FX Pearls 2.0 sample pack

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Inspire Audio FX Pearls 2.0

Inspire Audio has released FX Pearls 2.0, a sound fx sample library for electronic music.

Packed with 525 state-of-the-art effects FX Pearls 2.0 offers a huge variety of atmospheric lounge FX, noises, sweeps, amazing LFO madness, bottom end impacts, processed stuff, and a fine collection of cutting edge kick free fx loops (126 bpm) – all royalty free.

The wide range of FX Pearls 2.0 provides ready to use material in all kind of electronic genre, but still leaves enough free space for own creativity.

The sample library costs 24.98 EUR.

More information: Inspire Audio / FX Pearls 2.0

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Detunized releases Piano sound library for Live & Universal

Detunized Piano

Detunized has announced the release of “Piano”, an Upright Piano in a small venue.

Detunized Piano translates the spirit of a pretty old and battered Upright Piano into digital realms. Hosted in a small venue right beside an auto shop this particular Piano has undergone numerous Jazz and Blues sessions throughout the decades.

The Live Pack delivers the multi-sampled and velocity-layered Piano with separately adjustable sustain and release levels plus 7 additional instruments that push the classic piano sound far beyond the original.

Piano for Live features

  • Ableton Live Pack, compatible with Live 8/9.
  • 8 Ableton Instrument Racks (121 samples, 24 Bit/44.1 kHz)
    • Arper adds some heavenly arpeggios.
    • Damped sounds like a huge piano behind a wall.
    • Looped introduces random patterns during performance.
    • Morph combines formant-shifting with interesting side-noises.
    • Piano is the pure velocity-layered piano sound.
    • Peak brings in the taste of a prepared piano.
    • Remember 2133 can be tweaked from Grand to Honky Tonk.
    • Synth is a polyphonic stereo synthesizer.
  • 240 MB Sample content.

The Piano for Ableton costs 9 EUR.

Detunized Piano in Universal Format contains the velocity-layered sustain samples plus release sounds in separate patches.

Both patches can be combined in numerous software samplers like Kontakt, NN-XT, EXS 24, Halion, DirectWave, Dimension as well as each other software sampler that reads Cakewalk SFZ files.

Piano Universal features

  • 2 pre-configured Instrument Patches.
  • SFZ, NKI, SXT, EXS, FXP files included.
  • 119 samples, 24Bit/44.1 kHz.
  • 233 MB Sample content.

The Universal format Piano library is also 9 EUR.

More information: Detunized

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Get free Toontrack EZdrummer Lite & EZmix 2 Lite at Time+Space

Toontrack EZdrummer Lite & EZmix 2 Lite

Time+Space has announced that Toontrack’s EZdrummer Lite and EZmix 2 Lite are available to download for free for a limited time.

This Wednesday sees the return of Toontrack’s annual Songwriter’s Month celebrations and the Swedish developers are kicking things off early by offering you FREE software!

From now until 31st May, you can download EZdrummer Lite and/or EZmix 2 Lite absolutely free and get a taste for how these acclaimed plugins can make a difference to your music productions.

The Lite plugins are stripped down versions of the full software and, once you’ve tried them out, if you want to get your hands on the full version, you can upgrade for a great value price!

So, whether you´re looking for an easy to use drum sampler or a mixing tool that delivers professional results in just a few clicks, download EZdrummer Lite or EZmix 2 Lite now.

Toontrack EZdrummer Lite / EZmix 2 Lite

  • EZdrummer® Lite is a stripped down version of the multi-microphone drum-sampler EZdrummer® providing access to the majority of the features available in the full product. It is designed for musicians and producers in need of a compact, affordable, easy to handle plug-in without compromising sound quality or control.
  • EZmix 2 Lite is a stripped down version of the widely popular preset powered multi-effect mix tool EZmix 2. Mix/master bass, guitar, drums, vocals, strings and much more with 30 presets plus bass and guitar amp simulation settings.

Throughout Songwriter’s Month, the full versions of EZdrummer and EZmix 2 are up to 40% off to match the EZ Lite Upgrade prices. The offers are available through May 31st, 2013.

More information: Time+Space

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Nucleus SoundLab intros DataBank Three soundset for Massive

Nucleus SoundLab DataBank Three

Nucleus SoundLab has released DataBank Three, a collection of 100 patches for the Massive software synthesizer by Native Instruments.

DataBank Three continues the legacy of Nucleus SoundLab’s popular line of Native Instruments Massive presets. Each of the 100 patches delves into untouched frontiers of sound design, while maintaining the extreme attention to detail the DataBank series is known for.

DataBank Three is still primarily produced by Nucleus SoundLab Lead Designer Jeremy Janzen. However, some new faces have also contributed patches to give a different flavour to the overall set. Adam Fielding and Shaun Wallace have been sound designer mainstays in Nucleus SoundLab’s Reason ReFills for years. In DataBank Three they apply that experience to Massive with their own characteristic style. The result is an eclectic mix of pulsing arpeggios, complex modular sequences, mile-wide chordal pads, haunting plucked strings and piercing dance leads. As usual, no one electronic genre is represented in DataBank Three – you’ll find the sounds inside can work great in a variety of contexts.

DataBank Three features

  • 100 Presets for NI Massive.
  • All presets utilitze all 8 Macro Knobs uniquely.
  • Each preset fully categorized.
  • Extensive notes and documentation inside most presets.
  • Compatible with both Macintosh and PC.
  • Requires Massive 1.3 or higher.

The DataBank Three soundset is available to purchase for $29 USD. Until May 24th, 2013 all DataBank Three purchases will include a 15-patch bonus unfinished ‘out-take’ set by Jeremy Janzen. These patches are completely unique from the full product, and are limited-edition – they will never be made available in any other way.

More information: Nucleus SoundLab / DataBank Three

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kiloHearts releases Disperser phase rotator plugin

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kiloHearts has announced the release of Disperser, a phase rotator effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

kiloHearts Disperser

Disperser is a phase rotator that uses all-pass filters to add different delay to different frequencies. This makes for novel sounds and is of great value to any sound designer. Disperser can be used as a transient shaper, smearing the frequencies of sharp transients over time. It can also give a nice “flavor” to punchy basslines.

Another useful feature of the Disperser is that it can decrease the “crest factor” of a signal, meaning that it will lower the peaks but keep the perceived volume the same. In essence giving you more headroom for free.

The user interface is exceptionally easy to use with only three controls that gives the sound designer maximum control of the output. Not to mention it looks absolutely stunning.

Like all kiloHearts’ products, focus lies on ease of use while providing powerful functionality at a low price point. Disperser’s simple user interface puts all controls at the fingertips of the user, making it easy to quickly find the sound you want. “A lot of plugins these days try to compete with feature lists, often forgetting that they’re part of a creative process”, says Per Svanberg, developer and co-founder. “We want to isolate the most important parts, and make them as quickly and easily accessible as possible.”

Disperser for Windows and Mac (32/64-bit, VST/AU) is available to purchase for 15 EUR / $19 USD.

More information: kiloHearts / Disperser

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