The Drum Broker has introduced Rump Shaker, a new Special Edition BLAP KIT from !llmind.
Throughout the last 14 years as a music producer, one instrument I’ve always been obsessed with was the synth bass. The bass is what gives a beat its true meaning. It evokes emotion, acts as a marching band leader during chord progressions, and knows how to act as team player with drums and percussion.
Here, I’ve partnered up with ‘Truth Falls Audio’ to develop a truly beefy & analog ‘straight to the point’ synth bass instrument, in Kontakt Player. With over 40 synth bass patches to choose from, this is the ultimate bass instrument to fulfill any and all of your bass and low-end needs. From beefy low-mid bass patches, to wobbly 50hz subs, to one-shot teardrop subs, we worked hard to cover all ‘basses’.
Every bass instrument was carefully sound designed by me, manipulating various sine wavs, square wavs & everything in-between. Don’t leave home without the ‘Rump Shaker’!”
The library is available for Kontakt, Reason, Wav & Ableton, priced at $39.99 USD.
More information: Drum Broker / Rump Shaker
UplandToys has launched Midular, a collection of modular MIDI processing modules for Max for Live.
Midular is my latest venture into MIDI processing software, built in the Max for Live environment.
The modules can be chained together in a modular fashion to form any number of effect chains. Used in isolation, they can act as problem solvers, such as quantizing notes in real-time, repeating incoming notes, or sequencing incoming notes.
By chaining several modules together, one can create a vast array of different MIDI processing chains that can be used to support various forms of algorithmically aided composition.
Midular is a free download (GPL license).
More information: UplandToys / Midular
Bolder Sounds has released Guitarron, a Guitarron instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Guitarron is a 6 stringed fretless bass instrument that is commonly played in octaves in traditional Mariachi music. It has also been employed on recordings by rock-pop artists as Jackson Browne (Linda Paloma), Linda Ronstadt (Canciones de mi Padre) and the Eagles (Hotel California). It is the instrument that inspired Ernie Ball to create the Acoustic Bass guitar in 1972.
- Samples recorded with a microphone and a contact pickup, each sound source type has 3 x Round Robin and 3 velocity layers. Harmonic samples are also recorded for both mic. and contact pickup.
- Extensive KSP scripting featuring, amongst others :
- Independent EQ and Volume control of each sample source.
- An Octave Button with Timing and Randomization control for easy Mariachi style Octave voicing.
- A sophisticated Auto-Slide page giving the user extensive control of KSP generated slides.
- A Key Switch Page where you can freely assign which key will trigger the various Key Switches.
- 7 different effects – each with its own Preset menus, so you can save and recall all the various parameters.
- 20 example Kontakt instruments (.nki) that demonstrate sound sculpting flexibilty and much more.
The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of $44.95 USD until September 1st, 2014 (regular $59.95 USD).
More information: Bolder Sounds / Guitarron
Rob Papen has announced that the limited edition EDM and Urban bundles special price ends July 31st.
Rob Papen virtual synths are always packed with top-notch presets and a host of powerful features giving you the tools to create unique sounds in a matter of minutes and are used by many top producers worldwide.
The EDM Synth Bundle and the Urban Synth Bundle each include three Rob Papen synths and save you around 45% off the combined price, but don’t wait around as there are only limited amounts available worldwide and the special price ends 31 July 2014!
Limited Edition bundles
- The EDM Synth Bundle SRP: 199 EUR / $239 USD
Combining Rob Papen’s Predator virtual synth, Punch drum machine and Blade virtual additive synthesizer plugins, the EDM Bundle is a highly flexible electronic monster offering masses of diverse sounds for electronic dance producers.
- The Urban Synth Bundle SRP: 199 EUR / $239 USD
Ideal for producers of Dubstep, Drum and Bass, Garage and Grime, the Rob Papen Urban Synth Bundle, which combines the SubBoomBass ultra deep bass synth, Punch drum machine and Predator virtual synth plug-ins, will also seamlessly fit into the workflows of those creating Hip Hop, Rap and R&B music.
The special price on these bundles ends July 31st, 2014.
More information: Rob Papen
Time+Space has announced the release of Electro Cinematic: Electronic Audio for Cinema, a new sample library from Zero-G.
Electro Cinematic from Zero-G and Xfonic is an impressive collection of over 2.5Gb of sounds featuring a vast range of cutting edge, electronic loops, effects and soundscapes. Primarily geared towards composers creating music for cinematic productions and video games, Electro Cinematic is an equally useful pack for dance music producers thanks to the huge array of innovative sonic elements.
Mangled beats, morphing basslines, pulsing sequences, ethereal pads, plucks, keys and arps, eerie drones, synthetic textures, otherworldly sound effects and action-packed electronic percussion are all crammed into this impressive multiformat collection that includes Acid Wav and Rex2 files, Apple Loops, plus sampler patches for Kontakt, EXS24, HALion and NNXT.
Electro Cinematic is available for purchase for RRP £55.95 GBP / 74.95 EUR.
More information: Time+Space / Electro Cinematic: Electronic Audio for Cinema
Audio Assault has released version 1.55 of GrindMachine, a metal tone effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
No need to tweak, just plug Grind Machine into your track and enjoy instant mix ready tones that cut through your mix effortlessly.
Grind Machine keeps it simple, using any of it’s 12 amplifiers and 20 cabinets it gives you over 240 kick-ass sounding rig variations, leaving you to focus on the songwriting process and save time on your mix.
Changes in GrindMachine v1.55
- 3 new metal amps.
- 2 new cabs.
- Now includes 15 all metal amps and 22 cabs.
The plug-in is available for purchase for $29.99 USD (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX).
More information: Audio Assault
Hex Loops has announced the release of Free FL Studio Trap FLP, a free FL Studio Trap template that contains MIDI files, FLP file, presets, soundfonts, channel settings, Wav loops and drum one shots.
Is a great chance for any music producer to learn how to make Trap beats, the flexibility is maximum. You can change any note, pitch, tempos, add new sounds, add new effects.
This free pack contains, beside the FLP files all the sounds exported seprately as one shots sounds and WAV Acid loops, so you can use this in any music software, not just FL Studio. You can mix and match this Wav loops and create new tracks in DAWs such as Ableton, Logic Pro, Reason, GarageBand and more.
The pack is a free download from Hex Loops.
More information: Hex Loops / Free FL Studio Trap FLP