Loopmasters has launched Deep & Twisted Drum & Bass, a sample library by Mortem.
Loopmasters proudly welcome DnB rising star Mortem to our Artist roster with an incredible deep dark and twisted collection of royalty free Drum and Bass sounds including Bold Beats, Brash Basslines and Heavy Synths.
Produced exclusively for Loopmasters Mortem – Twisted Drum & Bass is forward thinking sound bank of 174 loops and 415 one shot samples including Twisted Growly Basses, Sharp Rolling Breakbeats, Atmospheric Music Loops and a killer collection of ready to play sampler patches primed and ready for your next Drum & Bass production.
Mortem AKA Karol Ziober is a Polish Drum and Bass producer making big waves in the scene right now, his first release in 2010 was on IM:LTD and from that moment it was obvious he was destined for big things.
The sample pack is available for purchase for £29.95 GBP. Individual parts are also sold separately.
More information: Loopmasters / Deep & Twisted Drum & Bass
Plugin Boutique has announced a Friday Flash Sale on the Z3TA+2, Rapture & Dimension Pro, offering a 50% discount on the virtual instruments from Cakewalk.
The legendary waveshaping sound of Z3TA+ (zay’-ta) is back – and better than ever. New filters, modulatable waveshapers, flexible effects, expressive control and a gorgeous new interface make Z3TA+ 2 one seriously powerful synth. It’s not often that a soft synth can be called a classic, but in the case of Z3TA+ it’s definitely appropriate. Used on countless tracks over the past decade, Z3TA+’s distinctive sound has been a staple of electronic artists the world over.
The sale ends June 2nd, 2014.
More information: Plugin Boutique / Cakewalk
Audio Assault has released KlipFreak, a freeware clipper effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Really simple to use, only 3 controls. Try it on your drums, or master track.
KlipFreak is available to download in VST, AU and RTAS formats.
More information: Audio Assault / KlipFreak
echo|collective has announced Signal Return, a performable Kontakt instrument and soundset designed to create a wide variety of interesting and textured sounds.
All of the source material comes from recordings of various devices feeding back into themselves either electrically or acoustically. No software based speaker emulators or distortions were used in the creation of these sounds.
We covered all of the classic forms of feedback including an SM58 through a PA, an electric guitar through a tube amped miked with an SM57 and a Royer 121, a set of Sony headphones feeding into themselves, and a pair of Uniden walkie talkies with both mics open too close to one another.
We also did a series of line level loops with devices like a sansamp bass driver DI, a Danelectro Honeytone amp, and a Roland Cube amp. The line level loops were also run through guitar pedals and pitch/delay plugins to further bend and distort the looped signals.
Signal Return features
- 24 bit 96k metadata tagged wav files.
- Soundminer embedded spectrograms created with iZotope RX3.
- 250+ unique recordings.
- 4.8 total Gb of sounds.
- 22 Kontakt fully programmed unlocked .nki files.
- .nki files require full version of NI Kontakt 5.0 or higher.
The library is available for purchase for $20 USD.
More information: echo|collective / Signal Return
Raz Audio has released M/S Controller, a new effect plug-in for mixing, mastering or DJ & PA work that gives you easy control of Mid (‘phantom center’) or sides content.
An intuitive GUI provides you only what you need – clear easy knobs and value readings, with precision level bars for each channel (L/R and M/S).
Based on floating point calculation, the M/S controller is accurate and true to the original material. Expect zero artifacts.
The M/S Controller is available as freeware for Windows (VST).
More information: Raz Audio / M/S Controller
Single Cell Software has released version 3.1.0 of Caustic, a music creation software for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac.
Caustic 3 is a music creation tool inspired by rack-mount synthesizers / samplers rigs.
Everything is real-time and optimized for mobile devices.
Changes in Caustic v3.1.0
- [iOS] AudioBus support (in+out).
- [iOS] Background audio + virtual MIDI.
- [iOS] New synth: KSSynth.
- [iOS] 2 new Modular components.
- [iOS] Undo/Redo in pianoroll editors.
- [iOS] MIDI Pitch bend + CC mappings.
- [iOS] Metronome count-in.
- [iOS] Velocity pads for BeatBox.
- [iOS] Skinning support.
- [Android] New synth: KSSynth.
- [Android] 2 new Modular components.
- [Android] Undo/Redo in pianoroll editors.
- [Android] MIDI Pitch bend + CC mappings.
- [Android] Metronome count-in.
- [Android] Velocity pads for BeatBox.
- [Android] Skinning support.
The Windows and Mac OS X desktop versions are free but come with no support. New is a Mac OS X version and a standalone (no registry access required) Windows application.
More information: Single Cell Software / Caustic
Waldorf has announced the release of Analog Voltage, a soundset by Don Solaris for the Blofeld synthesizer.
Originally started as quiz game on one musical forum in which users were required to guess which sounds originated from the Blofeld and which from Juno 60. Sounds were carefully programmed into Blofeld to match Juno 60 as close as possible. Result: about 50% of people couldn’t tell one from another. Encouraged by that, Solaris went one step further, pulling out his old vintage analog synths off the storage area and going for the hard work of measuring the behavior, parameter and modulation ranges, etc of originals and then programming those as close as possible into Blofeld.
Source units featured: Juno 60, JX-3P, MKS-50, MonoPoly, Pro One, Prophet 5, Jupiter 8, OB-X and some others. Hence the title, Analog Voltage. The set consists of 128 patches of which 60 are analog synth style patches, 35 analog bass patches and 33 range from ambient, classic FM to special FX.
The soundset is available for purchase for 30 EUR.
More information: Waldorf / Analog Voltage