u-he has launched a preview version of its Hive synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
We are taking the wraps off a new synth – Hive. What is Hive? Think sleek, low CPU use, “super” sounding synth with a streamlined workflow. We wanted to make a synth that was fast, fluid, light on CPU but still had a heavyweight sound.
There are lots of features packed into the single page interface to make your sound design quick and intuitive – drag and drop modulation, solo buttons, parameter linking and much more.
Hive is now available for download as a public beta. We are putting the finishing touches on Hive and this is your chance to give some feedback and help us get ready for release.
The public beta is available to download for Windows and Mac from the u-he forum at KVR Audio.
Hive is available for purchase now for $99 USD ex VAT while it is in public beta (regular $149 USD ex VAT). The serial number works with both the beta version and the final released version.
More information: u-he / Hive
No Dough Samples has launched a 24-hour sale on NDS-4 Underground House, offering a 75% discount on the sample pack.
This collection is packing a level of variety and scope that gives you all the options you need to make your music – this is an indispensable tool for a producer. Featuring all the hardware equipment that just does the business when it comes to making the best sounding records. All this, inside your computer, laptop mean this is just the pack to take your productions to the next level.
Underground house samples has over 4700 drum and percussion hits sampled through various different equipment such as the Studer REVOX tape machine, a chain to emulate the sound of vinyl records which is stunningly authentic and an Analogue equipment chain to give a clear but impressively warm and musical distortion.
NDS-4 Underground House features
- Over 4700 – 96khz 24bit WAV Samples.
- 3 Variations of each sound.
- 56 Hardware synth patches Multisampled.
- Extensive drum collection of single shot WAVS.
- 161 Bassline and Synth loops.
- Multiple Tape tones and the sound of the classic MPC.
The pack is available for purchase for £9.99 GBP until December 21st, 2014.
More information: No Dough / NDS-4 Underground House
Rob Lee Music has launched DUNE 2 Essentials Volume 2, a new soundset featuring 64 patches for the DUNE 2 synthesizer plug-in from Synapse Audio.
The new Dune 2 Essentials Volume Two bank contains 64 presets programmed by Rob Lee plus 25 royalty free midi files from my own collection. Lots of Pads, Leads and House Style Chords and Stabs.
Check out the short audio demo above to hear just a few of the included sounds. Note that a few of these clips are 2-3 layers of Dune 2.
The soundset is available for purchase for the introductory price of £10.99 GBP.
More information: Rob Lee Music / DUNE 2 Essentials Vol 2
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Plugin Boutique has launched a 24-hour sale on its BigKick instrument plugin as part of its 12 Days of Christmas promotion.
How many hours have you wasted searching through samples for the right kick? Or have you layered kick drums together and still not got the result you were after?
Do you want complete flexibility over the low end and attack of your kick?
The drums are the rhythm and groove of any track. And, the kick drum is the heartbeat of that groove. So you know how important it is to get the kick drum right in the mix. Big Kick was created with the sole intention of allowing you to achieve the results you have always wanted.
BigKick is available at a 40% discount on December 20th, 2014.
More information: Plugin Boutique / BigKick
Wave Alchemy has launched Revolution-606, a new instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The iconic TR-606, recorded 10 times, through 10 unique, characterful signal chains… 5381 unique samples, seamlessly integrated within an intuitive, highly-programmable virtual drum machine.
Introducing Revolution-606 for Kontakt 5 – The most authentic TR-606 software re-creation ever created!
Imagine a studio equipped with high-end outboard gear, vintage analogue tape machines, classic 12-bit samplers and filthy lo-fi sound shaping boxes. Now imagine taking a TR-606 and being able to process and shape each drum sound individually through unique, highly versatile signal chains – The tone shaping possibilities would be almost limitless…
- 5,381 samples integrated as a unique virtual drum machine with intuitive graphical interface.
- Recreate every nuance of the TR-606 drum machine or define your own unique sound using the worlds most advanced sampling engine, Kontakt 5.
- Extensive ‘style’ types, allowing real-time selection of unique, high-end analogue processing chains, per drum sound.
- Mix and match characterful analogue processing chains in real-time.
- TR-style 16 track step-sequencer with accent control, host sync, swing/shuffle and extensive parameter settings.
- Easy synchronization with any host or DAW.
- Dedicated 7-track mixer with individual processing (EQ, compression, transient designer), volume control and pan for each drum sound.
- Dual delay and reverb units loaded with custom built Impulse Responses.
- Master processing including multi-track Tape machine, compression and master EQ modules.
- Design and browse hundreds of presets, all instantly switchable from a single click.
- Modular preset browser allows for instant recall of Drum Patterns, Mixer Channels and Tape Machine / Master Bus Settings in thousands of different configurations.
- Browse 700 included patterns in various styles and easily create and share your own using a fast and intuitive external pattern/preset browser.
- 800MB in size after unpacked.
The library is available for purchase for £34.95 GBP. Requires a full version of Kontakt 5.2.1 (or higher). Custom built, feature rich Ableton Live Drum Racks (Live 9) and NI Maschine pack included for those who may not own Kontakt 5.
More information: Wave Alchemy / Revolution-606
Loopmasters has launched Electronic Underground, a sample pack by DJ and producer Dave Seaman. It is with incredible pride Loopmasters welcome one of the UKs finest and most respected DJ/Producers Dave Seaman to our artist … read more
123Creative has launched its Christmas Sale 2014, offering discounts up to 50% on selected plug-ins, synthesizers, guitar effects, mastering effects, preset banks, sample packs, MIDI files and more. Within this special event we prepared special … read more
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Loopbased has announced the launch of its Winter Sale, offering 30% off sample packs and soundsets for a limited time. Happy Holidays everyone! We would like to thank you all for your continous support in … read more
Loopmasters has launched Top 10 DJs Signature Loops & Sounds, a collection of royalty free samples complied into 10 EDM production kits inspired by the DJ Mag Top 100 poll this year. Top 10 Signature … read more
Prime Loops has launched Total Bass Music Ultimate Bundle, a Total Samples collection of sounds by dubstep and bass music producers. Total Samples bring you a great value bass music pack of epic proportions containing … read more
MoMinstruments has launched Elastic Drums, a drum synthesizer app for iOS in collaboration with CDM. Elastic Drums is a music app with 6 channels of synthesized drum sounds, a step sequencer and 4 fx channels, … read more
Rankin Audio has launched Ultimate Bass House Massive Presets, a soundset featuring 101 patches for the Massive synthesizer by Native Instruments. Now Rankin Audio is here to give producers a helping hand and some full … read more
Samplephonics has announced its Xmas Sale, offering a 60% discount on its sample libraries for a limited time. The sherry is flowing and the music is loud here at Samplephonics HQ! We decided to end … read more
Softube has introduced the Mutronics Mutator, a stereo analog filter and an envelope follower which can be used to create mind boggling filter effects on any sound source. Mutronics Mutator was an instant success when … read more
Vandalism has announced the release of Shocking Trance for Spire, a new soundset featuring 64 trance presets for the Spire synthesizer instrument from Reveal Sound. Shocking Trance For Spire is the long-awaited Trance soundset, which … read more
System 6 Samples releases has launched Techtronic Movements, a sample pack aimed to deliver dynamics and punch to your electronic productions. Weighing up at nearly 900mb, ‘Techtronic Movements’ is jammed full of flowing synth and … read more
RealDrumSamples has launched an exclusive Christmas sale on its premium sample packs, offering rekkerd.org readers a chance to get two packs for the price of one. RealDrumSamples premium packs Line of Legends — “The most … read more
Prime Loops has released the Total Drum and Bass Ultimate Bundle, a special collection of 7 Total Samples packs. This Xmas Prime Loops & Total Samples are serving you with something truly special! Get our … read more
The Unfinished has launched Zebra Kronos, a collection of 180 sounds for the Zebra2 synthesizer by u-he, aimed at cinematic scoring and atmospheric electronica. Pulsing, shimmering, driving, moving… At the heart of most modern film, … read more
ADSR Sounds has introduced Melbourne Monkeys Vol 2, a new sound pack by Baltic Audio. ‘Melbourne Monkeys Vol 2′ is back to bring you the finest Melbourne Bounce vocal, synth and bass loops in WAV … read more