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Loopmasters releases Audiojack – Retrospective House

Loopmasters Audiojack Retrospective House

Loopmasters has release Audiojack Retrospective House, a sample library by James Rial and Richard Burkinshaw aka Audiojack.

Audiojack are the Leeds based DJ, production duo making big waves in the dance music scene right now. Although it was their robotic techno sound that filled the dance floors at the start of their career, it was their switch to a deeper and housier style which has seen the Audiojack name rise to the top of what is shaping up to be a very exciting time for House music.

Audiojack have have released on some of the world’s most highly respected labels including 2020Vision, Get Physical, Renaissance, BluFin, Diynamic and their own Gruuv imprint and their remixes for some of the biggest names in house including Underworld, Style of Eye, Mike Monday, Groove Armada, 2020Soundsystem and Paul Woolford ranging from the deeper end of house to driving techno, have ensured their appeal to a wide range of music fans and international DJs such as Pete Tong, Erol Alkan, Seth Troxler, Sven Vath, Steve Bug, Sasha, DJ Hell, Maceo Plex and Laurent Garnier.

Producers should expect to hear over 1GB of sample content including Bouncy Bass Lines, Tight Syncopated Drum Loops, Funky Melodic Phrases, Classic House Vocals and On Point Multi Sampled Instruments and One Shot Samples.

The sample library costs £29.95 GBP. Individual parts are available to purchase starting at £6.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Audiojack Retrospective House

Freaky Loops releases Dubstep Drums Vol 3

Freaky Loops Dubstep Drums Vol 3

Freaky Loops has launched Dubstep Drums Vol 3, a new collection of drum loops for dubstep music production by Utku S.

From punchy kicks to crunchy snares, ultra-wide layered claps to live hi-hats, raucous rides to FX-dipped cymbals.. Inside you will find cleverly designed drums, all optimised with maximum power and depth. Dark and dubbed-out hardstep grooves, sleazy and shuffly floor-melters and tweeter-teasing tops – presented with a range of variants. Every sound has been sculpted with a combination of high-end outboard pre-amps, EQ, compression and a selection of top rated plug-ins to create the most usable results. These kicks are must-have samples in your library. Mix, match, and chop these drum loops to create your signature sound!

This massive collection which features 1.16GB of raw and includes 438 Loops. In detail this pack includes 15 fully mixed drum loop kits with 2 versions contains, 154 Drum Loops, 128 Top Drum Loops, 30 Kick Loops, 30 Snare Loops, 30 Hi-Hat Loops, 30 Fx & Crash Loops, 28 Ride Loops and 8 Rim Loops. All loops at 140BPM which they are recorded 24 bits also they are tempo-labelled for flexibility.. Give your rhythm section a professional sound with these top-class drum loops.

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

More information: Freaky Loops / Dubstep Drums Vol 3

The Drum Broker launches Illmind Special Edition Blap Drive

The Drum Broker has announced the availability of the Illmind Special Edition Blap Drive (ASR-10), a collection of sample packs on a custom USB flash drive.

Illmind’s exclusive ASR-10 “Blap Drive” is a unique 16GB USB Flash Memory Drive loaded with Illmind’s Exclusive “Blap Kit” drum kit series (including Blap Kit Volume 4) as well as other dope, EXCLUSIVE content.

This is a rare & limited production item, so get one while they last!

Drum Broker !llmind Blap Drive

Illmind Special Edition Blap Drive features

  • Blap Kit Volume 1: $25 value.
  • Blap Kit Volume 2: $25 value.
  • Blap Kit Volume 3: $25 value.
  • Blap Kit Volume 4: $25 value.
  • Special Edition Blap Kit: 808s & String Breaks: $25 value.
  • Unreleased drum samples & instrument riffs (pianos, horns, strings, etc).
  • Miscellaneous sound effects that !llmind uses (sweeps, bleeps & more).
  • 2000 – 2010 “Decade Batch”: 1 Unreleased !llmind beat from each year (10 beats total) + WAV STEMS for each (kicks, snares, synths, etc).
  • Over 60 !llmind produced songs, released & unreleased over the past 10 years (in mp3 format).
  • Screen Shots + Detailed List of VSTs + Plug-Ins that !llmind uses.
  • 16GB ASR-10 USB Memory Drive.

The Illmind Special Edition Blap Drive is available to purchase for $99.99 USD. Note: Digital content will be available immediately for download (while product ships).

More information: Drum Broker / Illmind Special Edition Blap Drive

Singomakers releases Waves Element Synth Patches

Singomakers Waves Element

Singomakers has launched Waves Element Synth Patches, a collection of sounds for the Element software synthesizer by Waves.

Re-Zone and Singomakers are very proud to present you this extremely hot patches pack for the first and revolutionary synthesizer “Element” from legendary manufacturer – Waves!

If you don’t own “Element” yet, don’t worry, as we exported all HQ 24 bit wav samples for this collection and made sampler patches especially for you! So even if you don’t have Waves “Element” you can import all its power into your favorite sampler!

In detail expect to find one patches bank file (.exp) with 70 presets for Waves Element, including: 28 Bass Patches, 28 Lead Patches, 8 Sequence Patches, 6 FX Patches.

The sound pack costs £19.95 GBP.

More information: Singomakers / Waves Element Synth Patches

Spunkface Samplers releases Deep House 2

Spunkface Samplers Deep House 2

Spunkface Samplers has released Deep House 2, a new sample pack featuring 380MB of smooth soulful music loops, deep percussive drums and funky basslines full of depth.

Deep House 2 is perfect for anyone looking to get into the hottest genre of the last few years. The pack includes everything you need to get your tracks going. Inspired by the likes of Maceo Plex, Crosstown Rebels, Hot Creations and Leftroom this pack is sure to give you the soul-filled deep loops you desire.

This deep house sample pack is also perfect if your looking to spice up your DJ sets. Simply drop a few loops into traktor or you gear of choice and you instantly have live production capabilities.

Included in Deep House 2 are 60 Bass loops, 98 Beat loops, 37 Synth loops, 27 Music loops, 42 Top loops, 25 Percussion loops and 96 Drum hits. This truly gives you a vast palette of sounds to make massive deep house, tech house or deep tech tracks.

The sample pack is available from Sounds To Sample, priced at £14.90 GBP.

More information: Spunkface Samplers / Deep House 2

Rhythmic Robot releases Shortwave for Kontakt

Rhythmic Robot has released Shortwave, a synthesizer sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt, based on the sound of shortwave radio transmissions.

Rhythmic Robot Shortwave
Shortwave is a chaotic, randomised, unconventional soundscape-generating synthesizer instrument for Native Instrument Kontakt 4/5.

It features a crude four-operator sine-wave based additive synth engine harnessed to twin Interference Generators, each of which can access 111 samples of shortwave static, voices, tuning squeals, modulation noises, cyclic tonalities and so on. A rich combination of LFOs and randomisation features makes for complex, evolving soundscapes which hark back to the age of ham radio operators, Cold War numbers stations, attic antennae and “going out on the airwaves”.

Shortwave features a Glitch control which instantly randomises the settings, for spontaneous patch creation. The Glitch control is designed to be “intelligently musical” in its randomisation, tending to produce musically useful results more often than a pure randomiser would. Shortwave also boasts a series of custom Impulse Responses convolved from genuine radio speakers, plus an old-style graphite microphone, to give patches a compressed, narrow-bandwidth, vintage tonality.

Shortwave is intended for pads, textures, evolving soundscapes, cinematic washes and sound design.

Shortwave features

  • Primitive four-operator additive synth.
  • Analogue sine waves, with varying levels of distortion and contamination.
  • Two Interference Generators, each with 111 waveforms.
  • Randomised sample start points for complex variability.
  • Rich LFO modulation possibilities, with multiple random factors.
  • Glitch control for instant random patch creation.
  • 49 factory presets on-board.
  • Effects include delay / echo and vintage plate reverb.
  • Convolved impulse responses for genuine radio speaker sound.

The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £24.95 GBP (regular £29.95 GBP). Kontakt version 4.2.3 or later full version required.

More information: Rhythmic Robot / Shortwave

sonicLAB releases Cosmosƒ Plugin V1 stochastic synthesizer

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sonicLAB has announced the release of Cosmosƒ Plugin V1, offering its stochastic synthesizer in native plug-in formats for for Mac and Windows.

After its introduction in 2012, the most advanced stochastic synthesizer finally meets today the AU/VST plugin format. Cosmosƒ offers tremendous possibilities within a DAW environment and we are happy to present this achievement to you.

While there is an upgrade offer for the registered Cosmosƒ users, there is also an educational discount for new users.

Cosmosƒ Plugin V1 features

  • All the features of Cosmosƒ V2.2.
  • Full automation capability inside any DAW.
  • Multiple instances of Cosmosƒ each with unique OSC port number.
  • Multiple preset bank handling.
  • Independent quantization settings for each universe.
  • 32/64bit support.

Cosmosƒ Plugin V1 is available to purchase for $205 USD ($130 USD for student version). A lite version with limited features is $115 USD. Existing users of Cosmosf V2.2 can upgrade to the plugin version (PRO only) for $50 USD.

More information: sonicLAB / Cosmosƒ

Propellerhead intros Video Tutorial on the Audiomatic Retro Transformer Rack Extension

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Propellerhead has released a new Micro Tutorial on Audiomatic, the effect device that was designed mainly with focus on spicing up dull mixes.

The Propellerhead Rack Extension comes free with the Reason 7 update: Audiomatic Retro Transformer is a psycho-acoustic future retro effect, inspired by the photo apps in your phone.

Add Audiomatic to any instrument, channel or group — or the whole mix — and select one of the 16 snapshots: VHS, vinyl, gadget or even mp3, to instantly sprinkle audio magic over your tracks.

Audiomatic is included free in Reason version 7 but is available to owners of Reason 6.5 and Reason Essentials too, as a separate purchase.

More information: Propellerhead / Audiomatic