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The Loop Loft announces Six Spooky Deals – Up to 75% off

The Loop Loft has announced Six Spooky Deals, offering up to 75% off selected sample packs and bundles in its Halloween Sale.

The Loop Loft Six Spooky Deals

These deals are so good, it’s scary. We’re celebrating Halloween with the Six Spooky Deals Sale! Save up to 75% on these handpicked collections from The Loop Loft!

Six Spooky Deals

  • Everything But Sticks Vol 1 – Collection of loops and samples that take a new and fresh approach to grooves on the drum set. Now $34 USD (regular $49 USD).
  • The Platinum Pack – 4.6 GB of drum loops. Everything from bebop brush grooves, to North Indian frame drums, to polished pop beats, to low-fi hip hop loops. Now $232 USD (regular $663 USD).
  • Beats Like Bonham Bundle – The grooves made famous by John Bonham are now at your fingertips. Now from $23 USD (regular $112 USD).
  • Drumatic Beats – MIDI Drum Loops. Load the high quality grooves that The Loop Loft is famous for into the MIDI software of your choice. Now $20 USD (regular $29 USD).
  • The Master Collection – EVERY loop ever released in EVERY format. Now $1,004 USD (regular $3,600 USD).
  • Blues Drums Bundle – The most comprehensive and authentic Blues loop library ever produced. Now from $40 USD (regular $78 USD).

The sale ends November 3rd, 2013, 12:00am ET.

More information: The Loop Loft / Six Spooky Deals

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Wave Alchemy releases Afro-Latin Percussion Vol 2

Wave Alchemy Afro-Latin Percussion Vol 2

Wave Alchemy has launched Afro-Latin Percussion Volume 2, a collection of authentic Afro-Latin percussion ensembles, powerful tribal rhythms, expressive fills and intricate solo percussion performances.

Afro-Latin percussion Volume 2 offers an exciting collection of acoustic percussion loops, drum hits and mixed percussive ensembles, perfect for adding excitement and energy to pre-programmed drum tracks or layering with one-shot drums to create unique and organic percussion grooves.

Whilst Volume 1 focused on ‘light’ percussion instruments, Volume 2 focuses on ‘drum heavy’ Afro- Caribbean and Latin American percussion instruments including; multiple congas, quinto and tumba drums, djembe, bongos, cajon, mini-timbales and timbales.

Afro-Latin Percussion Vol 2 features

  • 516 acoustic percussion loops and single hits (24bit)
    • 380 raw authentic Afro-Latin percussion loops and fills, carefully recorded at 126 BPM using a well thought-out selection of high-end microphones and pre-amps.
    • 316 time-corrected percussion loops – carefully created by editing the ‘raw’ percussion loops and performances.
    • 136 one-shot percussion hits and FX samples, recorded completely dry, leaving adequate headroom for post processing.
  • 316 REX2 loops.
  • 5 sampler patches/kits for Battery, Kontakt, NN-XT and SFZ.
  • 100% royalty-free.

The sample library is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP.

More information: Wave Alchemy / Afro-Latin Percussion Vol 2

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Native Instruments releases MASCHINE STUDIO and MASCHINE 2.0 Software

Native Instruments has announced the release of MASCHINE STUDIO and MASCHINE 2.0, the new flagship groove production studio and next generation of MASCHINE software.

Native Instruments Maschine Studio
MASCHINE STUDIO is the flagship music production system for tactile, creative beatmaking with an acclaimed sound library.

MASCHINE STUDIO joins the acclaimed family of MASCHINE products with expanded tactile control and two hi-resolution color displays. Powerful new MASCHINE 2.0 delivers a new mixer page, new audio engine, dynamic drum synth plug-ins, and much more to all three MASCHINE hardware versions.

Create and perform rhythms, harmonies, and melodies faster than you ever thought possible. MASCHINE STUDIO’s workflow keeps you laser-focused on the quest for the perfect groove. Its pattern-based sequencer and high-performance sampler, exemplary drum synths, incredible suite of creative effects and pro instruments, and acclaimed sound library deliver ultimate production power.

And MASCHINE STUDIO’s impressive hardware delivers full tactile workflow.

Maschine Studio is available to purchase for $999 USD / 999 EUR (includes Maschine 2.0). Current Maschine users can upgrade to Maschine 2.0 for $99 USD / 99 EUR.

Customers who purchased Maschine/Maschine Mikro between October 1st-November 1st, 2013 will receive a free download for Maschine 2.0 on November 1st, 2013.

More information: Native Instruments / Maschine Studio

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Voxengo updates Soniformer effect plugin to v3.4

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Voxengo Soniformer

Voxengo has announced version 3.4 of its Soniformer spectral mastering dynamics processor plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Every parameter in Soniformer is defined by means of a graphic envelope which is freely-modifiable and which may contain unlimited number of control points. Beside usual threshold, attack, release and compression/expander ratio parameters Soniformer offers you control over “stereo width” and “panning” parameters making Soniformer an effective tool for stereo field adjustments.

Changes in Soniformer v3.4

  • VST3 support added.
  • CPU load decreased by 10%.

Soniformer for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $89.95 USD.

More information: Voxengo / Soniformer

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Embertone announces Blakus Cello for Kontakt

Embertone Blakus Cello

Embertone has announced Blakus Cello, a virtual cello instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

We bring to you the EMBERTONE BLAKUS CELLO, a collaboration with the mighty Blake Robinson, Australian composer/cellist extraordanaire.

We sought Blake out after he released the popular freebie “Pocket Blakus”, and plunged straight into development. The result is a huuuuge set of samples: expressive sustains, visceral harsh attacks, pizzicatos, tremolos… along with a carefully prepared model for sul ponticello and con sordino with scripted legato.

This cello will add an expressive edge to your music – and hopefully, add a bit of joy to your music-making life!

Blakus Cello features

  • Expressive, beastly cello.
  • “True” legato bow changes and slurs.
  • Pizz, Trem, Sul Pont, Sordino.
  • Full vibrato control.
  • Emotional, immediate and harsh sustains.
  • Individual product watermarking.
  • Made for the free Kontakt 5 Player.
  • 5500+ unique samples.
  • Speed-controlled portamentos.
  • Staccatos with CC speed control.
  • Bow noise control.
  • Custom-scripted ENSEMBLE mode.
  • Presets for tablet control via Touch OSC.

The Blakus Cello will be released in early November, 2013, priced at $120 USD.

More information: Embertone / Blakus Cello

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Slicksquare releases SVF-42 filter plugin

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Slicksquare has released its SVF-42 filter effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

The SVF-42 is an analog state variable filter emulation. The main difference with similar competitors plugins is that we didn’t use FFT algorithms. Instead, we carefully modeled every electronic component of the original circuitry.

Slicksquare SVF-42
All of SVF-42′s parameters are driven with simulated analog level behavior with Slicksquare’s AnalogValue technology.

SVF-42 features

  • Analog modeled State Variable Filter (LPF, BPF and HPF modes). 2 or 4 poles.
  • No FFT algorithm, but true analog components emulation.
  • MIDI notes input to set the cutoff frequency and/or trigger the envelope.
  • 2 VirtualCV inputs for analog-style parameter automation.
  • Internal audio quality is 64-bit double precision with 4x upsampling frequency for the filter section.
  • MIDI-syncable LFO modulator with stereophonic phase adjustment parameter.
  • SSE2 CPU optimization.
  • Dry / Wet mix parameter.
  • Audio input envelope follower for cutoff or resonance modulation.
  • Sidechain input for cutoff or resonance modulation.
  • Unique analog modeled soft clip algorithm.
  • Dry / Wet mix.
  • Left/Right LED Metering.

The plug-in is available for Windows and Mac (VST) for $39.99 USD. An introductory 40% discount is available for a limited time, use coupon SVF42LAUNCH at checkout.

More information: Slicksquare / SVF-42

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Steinberg releases WaveLab v8.0.3 maintenance update

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Steinberg WaveLab 8

Steinberg has announced the release of WaveLab 8.0.3, a maintenance update for its WaveLab 8 and WaveLab Elements 8 mastering solutions.

The new update provides many improvements in areas such as loudness measurement, audio montage, plug-ins, user interface and key commands.

The update also adds compatibilty to cocoa-based plug-ins and includes an updated version of Voxengo CurveEQ.

The update is available as a free download from the Steinberg support website.

More information: Steinberg / WaveLab

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