Drum Broker intros Erik Jackson presents Midnight Melodies

The Drum Broker has launched Midnight Melodies, a sample pack featuring original samples by Erik Jackson.

Erik Jackson Midnight Melodies

First we have a Wurlitzer electric piano struck with Mallets and Plucked with guitar pick. Processed through EMI Vintage Plate Reverb. The Strings were plucked to create melodies, broke down in to 3 chordal categories. A minor – C minor – G minor. I also went back to the Wurlitzer and created pads to add to the melodies. These are lush sounding pads to add to the melodies. The sounds are not cut as perfect loops, I left the tails on for chopping them into new samples. They can be looped though.

The pads and the melodies were recorded through a Neve 5316. I also went back to the Wurlitzer and plucked the 3 minor scales I used for the melodies. You can easily load these scales onto your pads and play. Any pad you hit will sound good.

Next I recorded bass-line scales from the Moog Sub Phatty and Minitaur. These were recorded through the SSL AWS 900. There are also some chopped breaks to add to your arsenal, dig deep, dig in and create something different.

This entire sample pack is created in 3 chords and scales – A minor – C minor – G minor. Load the proper sounds in your sampler and tear it up. This is a very creative pack, made for very creative individuals.

The sample pack is available for purchase for $24.99 USD.

More information: Drum Broker / Midnight Melodies

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Producer Loops releases Deep House Vocals Vol 2

Producer Loops has announced Deep House Vocals Vol 2, a new construction kits sample pack.

Producer Loops Deep House Vocals Vol 2

‘Deep House Vocals Vol 2′ continues this series of versatile House vocal sample packs, bringing you five fully-featured Construction Kits, complete vocal performances and individual vocal phrases designed to be chopped, re-arranged and sculpted to fit your next Deep House production. These chart-ready vocals and Construction Kits were inspired by Clean Bandit, Disclosure, Jess Glynne, and Mr Probz. Powerful bass lines, plucks, floating pads and pounding drums form the core of these stunning tracks.

Each of the five Construction Kits comes with the usual Producer Loops feature set including dry & wet files, FX tails and MIDI files.

On top of this you get complete vocal performances including dry & wet FX mixes. Single vocal phrases are also provided allowing you to craft new vocal lines and create chopped/glitched effects, suitable for genres outside of Deep House.

The pack is available for purchase for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Producer Loops / Deep House Vocals Vol 2

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Eclipse Sound launches sale on Perimeter Sound Zebra 2 soundsets

Eclipse Sound has announced a limited time sale, offering a 20% discount on Perimeter Sound soundsets for the Zebra 2 synthesizer from u-he.

Eclipse Sound Zebra 2 sale

Eclipse Sound is Launching a 20 % off sale for all Zebra 2 perimeter sound banks. For more details visit Zebra Section at http://eclipse-sound.com/

The sale ends October 30th, 2014.

More information: Eclipse Sound

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ZAQ Audio releases Zaquencer step sequencer firmware for BCR2000

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ZAQ Audio Zaquencer

ZAQ Audio has released the Zaquencer, a custom firmware for the BCR2000 total recall USB/MIDI controller by Behringer.

The Zaquencer by ZAQ Audio is a custom firmware for the Behringer BCR2000 that will turn it into a standalone MIDI step sequencer.

It is not a preset but a new operating system for your BCR2000, effectively turning it into a whole different device.

Zaquencer features

  • Native, standalone analog-style step sequencer for BCR2000.
  • No Computer or PC software needed for operation (except for the initial firmware upload).
  • 32 steps or less, depending on loop.
  • 4 tracks, switchable between (mono/polyphone) notetrack or drumtrack.
  • 2 independent MIDI-Controls (ProgramChange, Aftertouch, PitchBend, CCs) per track.
  • Using the flash storage to save all global params and up to 192 patterns.
  • Each consisting of 4 tracks.
  • Organised in 12 banks of 16 patterns each.
  • Copy patterns.
  • Copy single tracks between patterns.
  • Pattern chain to play up to all 192 patterns in a row.
  • Internal/External Clock source (can send/receive MIDI clock or both, with MIDI Through setting enabled).

The Zaquencer firmware is available for purchase for 69 EUR.

More information: ZAQ Audio

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ADSR launches EQ Masterclass tutorial course

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ADSR Sounds has released EQ Masterclass, a video tutorial course on equalizing.

Understanding EQ in sound design, music production and media production makes a critical impact on how alive and professional your audio sounds.

This guide to EQ provides all the knowledge, tips and tricks to take you from the basics of ‘what is EQ’ to knowing how to EQ sounds. Learn how to make leads sound brighter, percussion punchier and vocals – sing! Master a more professional mix today.

This course uses Logic to demonstrate the EQing process but the skills learnt are applicable to most DAWs including Ableton Live, FL Studio and Cubase.

EQ Masterclass is available for purchase for $19.99 USD.

More information: ADSR / EQ Masterclass

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